Marijuana Medicine’s Near-Miraculous Healing Powers Require the Whole Plant—Not Just One Oil Extract

AlterNet / By Martin A. Lee
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Ever since marijuana was banned by the federal government in the 1930s, proponents of prohibition have insisted that cannabis must remain illegal to protect America’s children. “Protecting the children” continues to be the calculated cornerstone of anti-marijuana propaganda, the cynical centerpiece of the war on drugs.

How ironic, then, that today thousands of families in the United States are desperately seeking cannabis remedies to protect their children from deadly diseases. The erstwhile “Assassin of Youth” has become the savior for kids with catastrophic seizure disorders and other life-threatening conditions.


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  • Cannabus was growing wild and used by the Cherokee long before the coming of the Europian races.

  • Oliver Steinberg

    That word is spelled cannabis not cannabus. And European not Europian. Scientists studying the origins of the plant find that it originated in Central Asia. Many other plants used for fiber are also called “hemp,” like Manila Hemp, which isn’t Cannabis at all but is related to bananas. Everyone should read an amazing book called “The Emperor Wears No Clothes: Hemp and the Marijuana Conspiracy.” It was written by Jack Herer, and he is the man who single-handedly pulled HEMP out of the Orwellian memory-hole that the narcs had shoved it down. If you don’t know what that means, read another book, the novel “1984,” written by an Englisgman, George Orwell. Once you read “1984” you’ll begin to understand why our fight to free the herb–which is a fight for the freedom of our minds and souls–has been so hard and why there will still be a long and tough struggle ahead.

  • Oliver Steinberg

    Oops– that word I misspelled is “Englishman” not Englisgman.