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Sanjay Gupta Says CBD-only Legislation Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Weed 2 Cannabis Madness Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports | Cannabis Now Magazine March 11th 2014

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Sanjay Gupta Says CBD-only Legislation Doesn’t Go Far Enough

In promotion of tonight’s special, “Weed 2: Cannabis Madness” on CNN, Sanjay Gupta has released another editorial on CNN.com taking on the issue of CBD-only legislation head on.

In the follow up documentary, Gupta discusses cannabinoids and how the endocannabinoid system works with Raphael Mechoulam, the Israeli researcher who was the first person to isolate individual cannabinoids and discover that THC was the active agent causing “the high” in the early 1960s.

The editorial includes the video below, in which Gupta gives a brief overview of Mechoulam’s work and concludes that medical marijuana works because of the “entourage effect.”

“While science has not yet shown the exact role or mechanism for all these various compounds, evidence is mounting that these compounds work better together than in isolation,” Gupta says.

The drive for CBD-only legislation in conservative states is seen as a step in the right direction by some because it is a legislative confirmation of proven facts: marijuana is not dangerous and in fact has a wide range of medicinal and wellness/lifestyle benefits as compared other medicines and illicit drugs.

Others, particularly advocates for medical marijuana, see the drive for CBD-only legislation not only as too restrictive, but “discriminatory” as well.

“CBD-only legislation is not all encompassing but rather discriminatory,” says Brandon Krenzler. “Many patients, children like my daughter, Brave Mykayla Comstock and pediatric cannabis patient Landon Riddle rely on THC rich medications to treat not only their conditions, but the side effects of the toxic pharmaceuticals they are required to take.”

Comstock and Riddle both are being treated for leukemia and use cannabis oil. Krenzler says the oil relieves the side effects of chemotherapy and cause apoptosis (or “cell suicide”) in malignant cells, which effectively cures the cancer.

Tune in tonight at 7pm PST/10pm EST to CNN and follow @cannabisnow for live coverage and commentary.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. pdxbear

    April 13, 2014 at 10:49 am

    You cant get the full benefits without both working in symbiosis. For example; I can’t smoke THC only strains because they make me have panic attacks. There has to be CBD/CBNs in the mix. Marinol is crap too. Every person I know that’s been prescribed that stuff winds up smoking the dry herb in the long run. Why try to fix something when it’s not broken? Pot works just fine the way it is. ….and leave big pharma out of this. They dont deserve a piece of this pie when they are a large part of why it’s NOT legal for medical use everywhere.

  2. panjhe

    March 25, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    nothing

  3. Dr Derek

    March 14, 2014 at 4:38 am

    The dominator culture are petrified of THC to the absurd point that when in a corner ( by the overwelming scientific evidence of the medical benefits of this much maligned plant) they would try to squirm out by picking friends with a non psychoactive component of the plant..all the canabonoids are medicinal…. one of them makes u high… a side effect many can live with…. get over it…its dam plant not a nuclear weapon.

  4. RonTheDawn

    March 11, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I’ll say this once you need both the CBD and THC for optimal epilepsy control,CBD helps with epilepsy,but the combination of both THC and CBD cures epilepsy and that’s the fact.Straight from the mouth of an epileptic known as me.

    • pdxbear

      April 13, 2014 at 10:51 am

      I use it for chronic pain and marinol NEVER worked. It just made me have panic attacks.

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