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Big Pharma Interrupted

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Big Pharma Interrupted  –  their profits are threatened by whole plant based cannabis medicine. The pharmaceutical industry is against legalizing the plant on the basis that it fails to protect the safety of children.  If that concern had a miniscule of truth to it, the industry would NOT prescribe their harmful psychotropic drugs to children.

The largest pharmaceutical market in the world is the U.S. – representing 35% of the global market.  Those states that have adopted a medical cannabis policy are witnessing a significant drop in prescription drugs including those for pain and for symptoms associated with chemotherapy – two very lucrative money making conditions for Big Pharma).

The pharmaceutical industry is the largest industry raking in massive amounts in revenues at the expense of people suffering from acute health challenges to life threatening diseases.  In fact, the Washington Post published specific results for reduced prescriptions including painkillers, anxiety, nausea, psychosis, sleep disorders and depression  in those states with a medical marijuana law.

What is the pharmaceutical industry doing about a plant that can reduce their revenues by at least $4 billion annually?  This industry is spending an obscene amount of money to discredit this plant as harmful, untested, dangerous and of no use, unless it is of pharmaceutical grade.

Just Say NO to prescription drugs!

Cannabis Control

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How is it that society is better off when its constituents are worse off? Herein lies the hypocrisy with cannabis prohibition.

 The health benefits of cannabis are astounding and miraculous. Research on the medical benefits of cannabis can be found here; here and here – for starters. The latter link is the number of patent applications filed on cannabinoids by GW Pharma in the UK and the NIH in the US – the only ones allowed access to research and control.

The Antique Cannabis Book has uncovered incriminating evidence against the UN in that the government has known, since the forties, the miraculous epilepsy cure that cannabis provides to those patients.

Who is the UN and how did it come to be? Check this link here

Society is actually defined as those whom control the people. The fallacy is, the people ultimately have control!

Stand up and fight for your rights!

GE Cannabis Drugs

How a Biopharmaceutical Company is able to Patent Pot

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GW Pharmaceuticals is described as a British based biopharmaceutical company known for its  1994 widely approved drug based on cannabis called Sativex. GW Pharma is currently testing another genetically engineered drug based on the cannabinoid, cannabidiol or CBD, called Epidiolex. Epidiolex is intended to treat severe epilepsy in children and young adults. Of the clinical data made available on 58 patients treated with Epidiolex, 44% or 26 patients showed serious adverse events including two deaths. GW Pharma Test Results for Epidiolex

Biopharmaceuticals are drugs produced using biotechnology. Biotechnology is a process involving the manipulation of biological organisms at the molecular level and usually involves DNA itself. (Before DNA can be manipulated, it needs to first be isolated from the cells).

The word biotechnology was first used in 1919 by Karl Ereky, a Hungarian agricultural engineer, when he introduced the concept of genetic change to produce a particular product using living organisms. Please see this link for more information on the history of biotechnology: Drugs obtained by biotechnology processing

Biotechnology was publicized as offering enormous potential for commercial applications in agriculture and health care.

In accordance with the April 15, 1994 adoption of the World Trade Organization (WTO) TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) Agreement, patents are available for any invention in any and all fields of technology, including biotechnology, as long as the product or process is new, involves an inventive step (defined as non-obvious) and is capable of industrial application (defined as useful). 1994 TRIPS Agreement

It should be noted that the WTO’s 1994 TRIPS Agreement is what paved the way for corporations to patent and introduce GMO’s  in our food supply.

GW Pharma states it uses their novel proprietary chemovars to target selected cannabinoids. The word “novel” comes from advances in genetics and can be interpreted to mean that they have genetically modified cannabis seeds to produce specific traits.  As a result of this biotech process, the TRIPS Agreement allows for patent approval on their novel proprietary chemovars, the same way Monsanto obtained a patent on their novel or GE seeds.

 

 

 

 

 

Synthetic THC to treat Cannabis Use Disorder???

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According to ClinicalTrials.gov Nabilone is being used in “clinical trials” as a cure for “cannabis use disorder”. (RUFKM)?

Nabilone, (a.k.a. Cesamet owned by Valeant Pharma)  is a synthetic or lab made form of the cannabinoid THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), the active ingredient in cannabis. Coincidentally, this lab based form resembles the street based synthetic THC known as “spice”or “K2” and is being sold as an incense. K2 or Spice is NOT a natural form of anything, least of all, cannabis. Anything made in a lab, such as spice/k2 is dangerous.

The scientist credited with manufacturing synthetic THC in a lab is – John W Hoffman, PhD,  a retired Clemson University chemist whose initials, JWH, is linked with the synthetic cannabinoid JWH-018, a.k.a. Spice.

It should be noted that in 2007, Valeant Pharma acquired the commercial rights to nabilone in the United Kingdom and other EU markets at a cost of $14 million. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20070215005880/en/Valeant-Pharmaceuticals-Acquires-Rights-Nabilone-United-Kingdom

“The DSM – (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is said to be the standard classification of mental disorders used for clinical, research, policy, and reimbursement purposes in the United States and elsewhere. It therefore has widespread importance and influence on how disorders are diagnosed, treated, and investigated. Since its first publication in 1952, DSM has been reviewed and revised four times; the criteria in the last version, DSM-IV-TR, were first published in 1994. Since then, knowledge about psychiatric disorders, including substance use disorders, has advanced greatly. To take the advances into account, a new version, DSM-5, was published in 2013.”  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3767415/

Weasel Science; Junk Science and WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has posted a bulletin on their site entitled “Herbal medicine research and global health: an ethical analysis”.

Their post addresses the growing recognition of traditional herbal medicine; traditional medicine that has been in use in Africa and TCM in China and Ayurvedic medicine in Indica – and each and every one was used since antiquity.

The gist of the UN’s WHO article states that although WHO agrees with the potential of accepting traditional plant based medicine, their official position is that “herbal plant based medicine” does not compare to  Big Pharma’s “sound science” based medicine. Their article states that the investment in the science of traditional plant based medicine pales in comparison to what the pharmaceutical companies have spent on “sound science” that purportedly supports their patented petrol pills.

The WHO’s official opinion is that since traditional plant based medicine, lacks “sound science”, too much risk exists relative to the sound science existing in pharmaceuticals.

What is “sound science?  

Sound science, as with other disciplines involving statistical sampling, is susceptible to manipulation. Think Enron and their year-end auditors,  Author Anderson (What do you want the results to say?)

Sound science, when used by paid scientists in the pharmaceutical industry, is science that is vigorously supported by the scientific community and confirmed by multiple peer-reviewed studies.

In politics and other disciplines, “sound science” has been defined as a play on the “uncertainty tactic”. Uncertainty is known as the risk factor. This tactic has been used against natural remedies to demand irrefutable proof of the science before it can be deemed acceptable scientific proof. There are many that define “sound science” as “weasel science”. Weasel science is known as science that does not reflect the whole truth, rather, it is used to mask the truth for personal gain.

Sound Science: “What do you want the results to say?”

Robert Spott from the Yurok tribe in Cali, stated in 1890:

“And that, I guess, is what it all boils down to – do the right thing, everything goes fine; do the wrong thing, everything’s a mess.”

In 1970, Sun Bear from the Chippewa Tribe, is quoted with the following observation and advice:

“A man was chief only as long as he did the will of the people. If he got to be too chiefy, he’d go to sleep one night, and wake up the next morning to find that he was chief all to himself. The tribe would move away in the night, and they didn’t wait four years to do it either.”

In 1868, Chief Ouray from the UTE. Colorado tribe stated:

“Agreements with the government are like the agreement a buffalo makes with the hunter after it has been pierced by many arrows. All it can do is lie down and give in.”

“isn’t it time we began to think about what we are thinking about? It is the only way we can move forward and become that which we think about.” Mohican’s