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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Hemp as Medicine – Using cannabis oil as pain treatment for pets

At the Essex Animal Hospital in Essex, Ontario, veterinarians are using Hemp as Medicine to treat pain and disease conditions in cats and dogs.

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Dr. Janice Huntingford has been administering cannabis oil to pets suffering from chronic pain, arthritis, seizures and cancer.

Huntingford, a veterinarian at the Essex Animal Hospital, is a pain specialist. She recommends using hemp-derived cannabis oil to treat pets, because of its lack of THC which can be harmful to animals.

According to Huntingford, the cannabis oil minimises pain, reduces the amount of seizures and can even decrease the size of tumours in pets with cancer.

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Hemp as Medicine – Families come together over shared health disorder

Two families, one from Texas, the other from Brazil, share a common bond with their experience with Hemp as Medicine. In The Colony, Texas, Penny Howard holds a little girl in her arms, showering her with affection the way she would if she were her own child.

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Two years ago in January, Howard lost her youngest daughter, Harper. She died in her arms at Medical City Dallas where she was being treated for a respiratory infection. Harper suffered from a rare genetic disorder, CDKL5.

The little girl in her arms, Anny Fischer, is also diagnosed with CDKL5. For several years Penny and Dustin Howard had looked forward to meeting Anny, her parents Norberto and Katiele Fischer, and her old sister, Julia. On Thursday, November 10th, their wish came true as the Fischer family arrived for a visit at the Howards’ home in The Colony, Texas.

The two families met on Facebook, bonding over their shared difficulties, and found common ground with their use of hemp oil as treatment for their daughters. It’s a contentious treatment but it helped reduce the amount of seizures immensely. Both girls, Harper and Anny, suffered with over 40 seizures a day, which affected their brain development.

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Hemp as Medicine – A fast-growing industry in the U.S.

U.S. sales of hemp-based cannabidiol products are increasing at a rapid rate, making Hemp as Medicine a fast-evolving industry.

The Hemp Business Journal in Boulder, Colorado, has released a report stating that the U.S. sales of cannabidiol products are going to soar in the coming years. The numbers could potentially be in the billions. Cannabidiol (CBD), is a non-psychoactive component found in the cannabis plant.

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There has already been an immense increase in the sales of products with CBD extracts and infusions in the past few years. This increase is due to the legalization of marijuana and the removal of federal bans on industrial hemp farming.

In 2015 the hemp industry exceeded expectations by a long shot. The 2015 projected sales of hemp-based CBD products was $5 billion, but in reality the profits were closer to $90 million. For 2016, the Hemp Business Journal report predicts sales will be $115 billion, a tremendous growth in just one year.

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