Hemp as Medicine – Young cannabis oil user will tell his story at Sydney hemp expo

This weekend at Sydney, Australia’s hemp expo, Ben Oakley of Towradgi will speak about his experience of Hemp as Medicine, and how it has benefited his life. Oakley has been using a cannabis oil treatment for his life-threatening condition.

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The treatment has been given to him, free of charge, by Jenny Hallam of Adelaide, and she will also be one of the speakers at the Hemp, Health & Innovation Expo and Symposium at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney.

Ben and his father are dedicated to supporting Hallam in the legal case against her, for the possession and manufacturing of what is still considered to be a controlled drug.

So far, Oakley has had no choice but to obtain the cannabis oil illegally. Twenty-year old Oakley uses the oil to help with the chronic pain effect caused by his condition, stiff person syndrome.

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Hemp as Medicine – Thanks to CBD a little girl celebrates her 4th birthday

A species of the cannabis plant proves, yet again, that there is immense value in Hemp as Medicine.

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On May 20th, the family of a little girl in Ramona, California, celebrated a miracle – the little girl turned four. Sadie Higuera was born with Schinzel-Giedion Syndrome, a very rare hereditary disorder. Her life expectancy was not more than two years.

Sadie started attending a special needs preschool in Ramona Elementary last year, and her parents, Brian and Damaris Higuera, are pleased to report that she is doing really well. She has become more observant and responsive, especially to music.

Sadie’s parents give credit to medicinal cannabis for her health progress. Conventional medicine prescribed by doctors would often cause setbacks and worsen her condition. But then they tried cannabidiol hemp oil (CBD). Her tumours disappeared and the severe seizures stopped.

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Hemp as Medicine – Nuns in California have cultivated a cannabis company

In California, a group of nuns who believe in Hemp as Medicine have established a medicinal hemp company. This is a sure sign that people are becoming more accepting of hemp all the time.

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Christine Meeusen, a 58-year old nun who prefers the name Sister Kate, lives in California’s Central Valley and runs the company, Sisters of the Valley, a medicinal hemp company that makes hemp-based salves, tinctures and oils.

Sister Kate’s objective is to eliminate the negative perception of cannabis, and to provide jobs for likeminded women who also believe in the medicinal benefits of the plant.

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Hemp as Medicine – But what about during school hours?

Hemp as Medicine and recreational marijuana have gone through many changes over the last two decades in the U.S. The drug has been legalised in about 26 states so far, and more states are bound to sign up soon.

Opinions differ on whether marijuana legalisation is a logical decision. Of course it’s good economically, but another pro to legalisation is the plant as medicine, which is helping it gain approval and popularity.

The daughter of John Barclay, River, suffers from severe grand mal seizures. She’s 7 years old and is a grade one student in Aberdeen, Washington. She receives CBD (cannabidiol hemp oil) as treatment, several times a day, to reduce the amount of seizures.

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Unfortunately, being in school causes a problem, because schools are funded by the government and the government still regards marijuana as an illegal substance. Because of this, River can’t take her CBD dose at lunchtime, while she’s at school. The school doesn’t distinguish between recreational and medicinal use of the cannabis plant.

In 1998, medical marijuana became legal in Washington State following a vote that received a 60 percent majority in favour of allowing health practitioners to prescribe medical marijuana to patients with terminal or severe conditions.

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Hemp as Medicine – Indiana finds support for legalisation of CBD

The case of Hemp as Medicine has been presented to the Indiana legislature eleven times this session. Two of the the eleven proposals are making progress, and it’s looking possible that Indiana will soon have its first medical cannabis laws.

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Indiana is among the six states who have yet to install medical cannabis legislation. This includes cannabidiol oil, known as CBD or hemp oil, which is a type of cannabis with very low amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient.

For several years, senators have looked to Dr. Trent Jones for evidence and information about cannabis oil. Jones works with the National Institute for Cannabis and Endocannabinoid Research (NICER).

Jones says that it can be damaging to stall treatment for children with severe seizures and it lessens their chances for development. He is continually affirming CBD and industrial hemp, at the senators request.

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Hemp as Medicine – Medical refugees flee to Colorado for cannabis oil treatment

Parents of a boy who suffers from paralysing seizures, were strong advocates for Hemp as Medicine in the state of Maryland.

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Jenny and Alex Inman did their best to educate lawmakers about the importance of medical marijuana and they pushed for its legalisation. Their determination took them to the State House, and their efforts did have an impact on Maryland’s medical marijuana laws, but the process took so long they couldn’t afford to wait.

Their son Lukas, who was 15 at the time, suffers from Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a condition that causes frequent and severe seizures. The Inman’s informed lawmakers about medical marijuana’s potential of reducing the amount of seizures. In the meantime, doctors wanted to perform surgery on Lukas’ head once again. There had been no success with prior surgery or prescribed drugs.

They did succeed in their fight for legalisation, but the laws didn’t change fast enough for them. As their son’s health declined, they decided they couldn’t wait any longer. Like so many other parents with children suffering with similar conditions, they moved to Colorado, where cannabis oil has been a recognised and doctor-prescribed treatment for many years.

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Hemp as Medicine – Canadian hemp farmers forced to waste medicinal part of plant

Every year, despite months of hard work maintaining their hemp fields, Canadian hemp farmers are forced to toss the part of the plant that makes Hemp as Medicine.

This part of the plant is called cannabidiol, (CBD), and its found in the flowering parts and leaves of the hemp plant.

Farmers are not permitted to harvest the leaves, and as Keith Jones of Rowland Farms stated, they have to disperse the leaves over the fields.

Jones is the manager of the world’s largest hemp farm, which is in Taber, Alberta. He says they’re forced to waste the part of the plant that contains the valuable component, CBD, because Health Canada limits the cultivation of hemp to the seed and stalks.

Jones says that although hemp has been cultivated for many years now, and it is proven to be safe, they are still not permitted to harvest the entire plant.

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Dr. Steven Laviolette, a neuroscientist from the University of Western Ontario, has spent several years studying CBD as a treatment for brain disorders. He has discovered that CBD could treat many neurological diseases.

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Hemp as Medicine – Highland Hemp launches Cape Breton hemp industry

A Sydney-based company is preparing to launch a hemp industry on Cape Breton with the production of Hemp as Medicine in the form of hemp oil.

After securing a $14 million deal with a Brazilian pharmaceutical company, the relatively new company, Highland Hemp of Sydney, Nova Scotia, hopes the new deal with be the start of Cape Breton’s hemp industry.

Parker Rudderham, president and CEO of Highland Hemp, says the company will be cultivating approximately 11,000 acres of hemp this year.

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The stalks of the plant will be used to make hemp oil for the Brazilian company’s order. If Highland Hemp’s hemp crop isn’t enough to fill the order, Rudderham says they’re prepared to acquire hemp oil from other producers.

Hemp oil contains cannabidiol, a component that is beneficial for a number of medical conditions.

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Hemp as Medicine – Latin America embraces medicinal cannabis

The U.S. hemp industry may be up against some hefty obstacles but many other countries have approved Hemp as Medicine.

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CFN Media Group, the primary agency and media network with a focus on legal cannabis, released information about Medical Marijuana Inc.’s new arrangement with a South American pharmaceutical company and of their intentions to profit from the industry.

In the U.S. the progress of the industrial hemp industry is hindered by bureaucracy, but that is not the case in many Latin American countries where the health and economic benefits of the plant are being recognised and even pursued. For example, in Mexico the company COFEPRIS has endorsed cannabidiol (CBD) oil as treatment for epilepsy, in Brazil CBD has been legalised for a number of medical uses, and Chile has legalised the growing and selling of medical marijuana.

Brazilian company HempMeds® Brazil has recently partnered with Paragon HealthCare BR, one of the main international wholesale pharmaceutical distributors.

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Hemp as Medicine – Medicinal cannabis dispensary opens in Bible Hill, NS

A Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, resident is now sharing her knowledge of Hemp as Medicine with the opening of a medicinal cannabis dispensary.

Shirley Martineau, owner of Auntie’s Health and Wellness Centre, offers her clients a range of medicinal cannabis products, rather than just limited conventional options.

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In Martineau’s opinion, people are entitled to have direct access to their medication, and for those receiving medicinal cannabis, that is not the case.

For example, people who legitimately need medical marijuana have no choice but to obtain it illegally, and then there’s the risk of buying an inferior product. But at Auntie’s, people know they’re getting quality because Martineau produces it herself.

The majority of her clients are cancer patients. She also carries medicinal hemp oil, which many clients tell her has helped cure their cancer.

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