For decades growers have tried to create the most psychoactive, the most mind-blowing weed possible…so it seems a li’l odd to be going the opposite direction doesn’t it?
Newsflash haters, not everyone who smokes weed is looking to get high. And, speaking of high…it’s the THC or tetrahydrocannabinol that gets ya high. But, there are many other chemicals contained within the herb that have a myriad of beneficial and healing effects on the body.
When it comes to medical applications it’s not the THC most patients and doctors are after, but rather CBD. CBD or Cannabidiol makes up nearly half the plant, about 40% and has been shown to not only help relieve convulsion, inflammation, anxiety, and nausea, but also inhibit cancer cell growth! One more time: inhibit cancer cell growth!
And, recent studies have shown cannabidiol to be as effective as atypical antipsychotic in treating schizophrenia. Plus, in November 2007, researchers at the California Pacific Medical Center reported that CBD shows promise for controlling the spread of metastatic breast cancer. In essence CBD represents the first non-toxic external medicine that can inhibit cancer cell growth.
Oh, and CBD alone is completely NON-INTOXICATING. That’s why it’s been nearly bred out of current strains of marijuana. But, that’s all about to change.
Tomorrow at the 6th Annual National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics in Rhode Island, our friend Steve DeAngelo, Executive Director of the Harborside Health Center cannabis dispensary in Oakland, California–the nation’s premier example of marijuana distribution–will announce the availability of this fancy new type of medical marijuana, (True Blueberry x OG Kush #1 is the front-runner) a strain that could quite possibly completely revolutionize not only marijuana but medicine itself.
“Ultimately, there will be greater demand for CBD-rich cannabis, than there is for cannabis that just gets you high,”DeAngelo. says “Only a small percentage of people enjoy the psycho activity of cannabis, but almost everybody can benefit from its medical properties”.
Along with the new product introduction DeAngelo will present the first ever large-scale analytical study of California’s medical cannabis supply which eventually led to the identification and discovery of CBD-rich cannabis varieties thanks to DeAngelo’s thought leadership and analytical chemistry lab.
In a post-marijuana prohibition age, where pot prices are plummeting and wreaking havoc on growers, businesses, towns and counties throughout California, DeAngelo has started a program to identify strains with high CBD levels and encourage growers to propagate them. This whole new paradigm shift is just another way the marijuana industry is stimulating the economy and effectively pulling California and the rest of the country from this dismal recession.
Now that there’s weed available that doesn’t get you high and plenty of new opportunities to cash in on it…maybe more people will finally accept marijuana’s rightful place as the HEALING OF THE NATION!