NaturalNews) There have been a few articles written about the multitude of environmentally sustainable industrial applications of hemp. There have been perhaps many more written about the medical applications of cannabis. Now there is a formerly skeptical California doctor who has found the optimal method of using marijuana for health. Unfortunately, the DEA, an arm of the U.S. Justice Department, has made sure marijuana remains as a Class I drug under federal law. This classification means that a drug can be easily abused without acceptable safety even under medical supervision and basically has no medicinal merit. The DEA declared this despite the fact that 926 medical research studies on non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids recorded in PubMed on September 22, 2011 were mostly positive with their pharmacological findings. And another government agency, The Department of Health and Human Services has a U.S. research patent on CBD from 2003. This is an excellent governmental example of government bureaucracy double think: It's a dangerous drug that's useless as medicine and we're researching it as a medicine. The question is for whom? The Health and Human Services research is conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is currently researching CBD's potential for curing cancer. They are getting positive results also. In addition to eliminating pain and anxiety, CBD seems to make cancer cells die. Many already know this. But it appears that an arrangement is underway to synthesize and patent a CBD formula for big profits. Dr. Alan Frankel, MD explains the slight difference between the THC and CBD molecules in this three minute video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQc4iJedmfc).
The unusual new approach for healing with THC/CBD hemp