Undergreen Railroad has been made aware that a company that makes CBD products is imploring patients not to move for medical cannabis, that their CBD treatment is available in all 50 states, and their treatment can and will help. This just is not enough for most patients that seek cannabis as medicine and need to move for it.
Moving for cannabis is a very real ordeal for many sick people that need the entire plant, not just CBD. It should also be noted that CBD, as well as all the cannabinoids found in cannabis, is considered a Schedule I Controlled Substance by the federal government and is not, in fact, legal in all 50 states.
Most patients thoroughly research the benefits of whole plant cannabis and come to the sound conclusion that they aren’t going to see the health benefits of medical marijuana when using CBD-only treatments. The majority of scientists, doctors and patients that utilize cannabis as medicine experience success with medicine made from the female cannabis plant, not industrial hemp. Note, no studies exist for CBD-derived from hemp paste.
To suggest these families stay in their state to use one of these hemp-derived CBD options instead of whole plant medicine is misguided. These patients have already tried every option available to them in their states.
These patients want and need the entire plant, just as most patients using medical marijuana in legal states do. To suggest lotion, hemp supplement oil, CBD drops or chewables can effectively treat the serious conditions cannabis refugees move for is misleading and doesn’t take into account the available research on marijuana medicines and the endocannabinoid system. Given CBD’s gray area in scheduling, to suggest patients risk their health using unproven CBD while risking liberty is especially egregious.
Undergreen Railroad only supports whole plant legislation and whole plant medication being available to patients with little exception.
We do support CBD extracts derived from the female plant to treat epilepsy and other illnesses when that is what a patient has made the decision to do and it is proven effective. CBD-only will not effectively treat most illnesses.
There is no replacement for the whole plant’s effectiveness. Please, research any substance before you put it in your, or your loved one’s body to make sure that it is the right option for you.
The federal government owns the patent on CBD from the female cannabis plant. If Industrial hemp were sufficient for medical purposes, would they have not patented that as well?
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