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vrtu1
Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2001 - 7:25 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Have seen before where substances in cannabis plant block glutamate. Yesterday at votehemp.com/PDF/myths_facts.pdf I read that there are 3 types of cannabis plants. One type produces plants high in THC. The hemp version produces plants with high levels of CBD (cannabidiol) which has been shown to block the effect of THC in the nervous system. This may be why it can block glutamate. Pharmaceutical companies of course are creating drugs along this line. But the DEA according to some web sites is coming down hard on industrial hemp that doesn't have enough THC to get people high. Makes you wonder doesn't it. There's a lot of case studies that show that patients are helped with marijuana.
Guess they should be using hemp. Many are (healthfood store hemp products) and find healthful benefits, one said it helps her skin cancer and she wouldn't stop using it even if it was illegal. Supposedly now hemp products are to be pulled from shelves and classed illegal. Why is that? Another site said DEA is eradicating all species of plants even the ones incapable of getting one high. There was a comparison made to garden poppies and heroin poppies, field corn and corn for consumption, why come down on a beneficial hemp plantof a different makeup.
Many other countries allow cultivation. Are we eradicating our only hope of salvation from the ravages of MSG? If they're going to keep this stuff in our food then give us a means to counter it without the preservatives needed to maintain it in a capsule or pill on a shelf.
Roy Piwovar
Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2001 - 8:54 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

vrtu1,

Apparently hemp is not as taboo in Canada as in the U.S.

http://www.gov.on.ca/OMAFRA/english/crops/hort/hemp/hempthesis.htm

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