Are Fears of Cannabis Supply Shortages in Canada Justified?
Oct18

Are Fears of Cannabis Supply Shortages in Canada Justified?

October 17, 2018, the long-awaited day that cannabis goes legal across Canada has arrived and the world will never be the same. With all due respect to the great progress made by Uruguay, who helped pave the way for Canada, it can be argued that Canada, by permitting regulated sales to tourists is the first nation to truly legalize cannabis.

The cannabis industry has been one of the most exciting markets to watch and take part in over the course of the past few years, but new updates to legislation and the changing public paradigm of the industry have all contributed to an even more exciting market of the future. Thank you to Canada for taking a brave step into the unknown to pave the way for the rest of the world!

Article by Javier Hasse

17th October, 2018

On Wednesday , Canada became the first G7 nation and second country in the entire world (after Uruguay) to legalize adult-use cannabis. As the hands of the clock superimposed at midnight, the first retailers opened their doors in the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, allowing long lines of customers in to pick up some good green.

While great news for recreational weed users, legalization might be problematic for patients: many fear the country’s supply will not be enough to cover the explosion in demand — with e-commerce software provider Shopify reporting more than 100 transactions per minute. After all, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce estimates that by 2020, the Great White North will be consuming about 810,000 kilograms (about 1.8 million pounds) of weed per year.

Interested in getting some expert opinions on the matter, MERRY JANE reached out to a few industry insiders and asked if the shortage concerns were justified.

It’s All In The Quality

Vinay Tolia, CEO of publicly-traded Canadian producer Flowr Corp. noted the fears are “absolutely justified on day one. Meeting health and safety standards on a large scale is not an easy task, and it’s apparent that there are big differences between what some LPs state as their capacity and what they can actually produce.” [Editor’s Note: Hyperlink added by MERRY JANE, not Tolia]

There are many other unknowns in the market, he added, arguing that the situation will be “dynamic” for some time, as suppliers figure out exactly what the consumers want and in what supply. It’s most likely we’ll see a steady offer of mass-market, low-priced cannabis, as there are a lot of LPs that can fill demand there; but premium quality, Snoop Dogg-approval-worthy weed will be a different issue.

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The Early Days

Jessica Billingsley, CEO of seed-to-sale technology provider MJ Freeway seemed to disagree with Tolia, telling MERRY JANE that supply shortage fears are overblown “unless there is a tremendous amount of export pressure.”

“The Canadian cultivation operations have been built for scale,” she said. “Even if there is a temporary period of supply shortage at the start — two to three months, once the cultivation operations are fully online, there will be a glut that will even out and supply will meet demand.”

Down a similar lane, Kris Krane, president of cannabis investment firm and multi-state operator 4Front, said that while the size of the demand in the early days remains unknown, “it is reasonable to assume some supply issues in the early days as companies ramp up production” — as we’ve already seen in many U.S. states.

Also in agreement, Beth Stavola, COO and President of U.S. Operations of MPX Bioceutical, argued that we will need some time “to get production to where it fulfills the demands of the marketplace,” as Canada begins to issue new licenses and regulations. “Depending on how long this takes, there may be a temporary shortfall in supply, but hopefully it won’t be as dire as some suggest. If the government moves quickly to get licenses in place and expand the range of products available, they will have a thriving market in the near future.”

Finally, we reached out to equity analyst Alan Brochstein, best known as the 420 Investor, who’s been anticipating supply shortages for a while now. “It looks like there won’t be nearly enough product or SKUs of product on day one,” he stated. “With that said, the number of physical stores open on 10/17 truly rounds to zero in the scheme of things, and I expect online [sales] will be slow to take off as a channel — but will build over time.”

“It’s important to not judge the success on day one,” he continued, explaining we need to understand the launch will be “underwhelming but then moving in a positive direction over time, with more supply and points of distribution, as well as a better products set a year from now.”

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Jodie’s Take 

Unlike the previous experts quoted, Jodie Emery, famed activist and owner of the hemp-themed café Jodie’s Joint, assured MERRY JANE that supply is definitely enough. The problem, in her view, lies in the new regulations and what the government allows to be sold.

“Canada has enough cannabis supply to meet demand,” she told MERRY JANE, arguing that Canadians have been growing enough weed to supply everyone for decades. The problem is that “the federal government isn’t legalizing that supply, though.” She added, “This is ill-deemed ‘illicit cannabis,’ just as it was ‘illegal cannabis’ before today.”

Emery also noted that “the costs and barriers to getting licensed as a federal legal grower are too prohibitive and prevent the existing suppliers from being able to transition into legality. Legalization should mean the legalization of the industry that grew despite prohibition, not the exclusion of those pioneers and prohibition victims.”

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More News from Canada….

Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana [BBC]

The first recreational cannabis to be legally bought in Canada was purchased at midnight on Wednesday on the eastern island of Newfoundland amid queues of hundreds of people. Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis. Medical marijuana has been legal in the country since 2001.

Anthems of Canada [Altered Lyric Experience by Colonel Kurtz]

O Cannabis!
Our healing and nourishing plant!
True planetary love in all of us command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The Truth of Nature, strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Cannabis, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep its legislation gloriously free!
O Cannabis, we stand on guard for thee.

O Cannabis, we stand on guard for thee.

Dazed and confused: Canada cannabis legalization brings complex new laws [The Guardian]

Recreational marijuana will be legal throughout the country, but rules will vary from province to province.

Canada legalizes marijuana: here’s everything you need to know [The Guardian]

Can I grow my own?: Federal guidelines allow recreational users to grow up to four plants per household, up to a metre tall. Most provinces have acceded to this suggestion, with some (like British Columbia) stipulating that the plants must be grown in a secure location out of public view. In Manitoba and Quebec, however, home growing is illegal. Landlords in some provinces are also pushing for the right to ban tenants from growing cannabis in their rental properties. Also: do not move your plants while they’re budding or flowering! Appearing in a public space with a blooming cannabis plant nets you a fine up to $5,000, or five years behind bars.

Canada’s legalization of cannabis ‘contravenes’ international convention [UN News]

The legalization of cannabis in Canada for recreational-use, contravenes the key International Drug Control Convention, and is “not a healthy” lifestyle choice. That’s according to Viroj Sumyai, head of the independent UN-backed International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), in an interview with UN News.

As cannabis is legalized, let’s remember amnesty [The Conversation]

Before we celebrate, let’s take a moment to remember the Black and Indigenous peoples who have been overrepresented in Canada’s cannabis-related arrests, despite similar rates of cannabis use across racial groups.

Young drivers who use cannabis at higher risk of collisions for at least 5 hours, McGill finds [CBC]

Peer-reviewed study finds ‘significant impairment’ on complex, driving-related tasks.

Trudeau says Quebec cannabis plan leaves opening for organized crime [Yahoo!]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested Saturday morning the incoming Quebec government’s plan to raise the legal age for smoking cannabis to 21 could leave an opening for organized crime.

NHL stays with status quo as Canada pot legalization looms [Yahoo!]

Canada on Wednesday will become the largest country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana. That means it will be available under the law in seven more NHL cities (it’s been legal to adults in Denver since 2012). The move is a step forward for those who believe marijuana has been stigmatized and should be accepted as a form of treatment.

Here’s What Happens to the Black Market Now That Weed Is Legal [Vice]

We spoke to dealers, cannabis farmers and edible bakers about their plans post-legalization.

Campfires and cannabis: Parks Canada says it’s OK to smoke pot at campsites [CBC]

For the purposes of marijuana consumption, Parks treats campsites as temporary private homes.

 

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Introduction to Medicinal Cannabis: An Easy Guide for Doctors and Patients (hard copy)- Review
Feb08

Introduction to Medicinal Cannabis: An Easy Guide for Doctors and Patients (hard copy)- Review

 

 

This is an excellent introduction to Medicinal Cannabis as a treatment option.

Written by Australian GP Dr Teresa Towpik, this is an easy to understand resource for both doctors and the layman alike.

This book provides a lot of information on how Medical Cannabis works, why it works, so you can see exactly how it may help you. Essential reading for anyone interested in learning about Medical Cannabis as a healing modality.

I remember my frustration, trying to find a simple guide that could explain step by step the intricate properties of cannabis in an easy to follow and understandable manner. I was reading one article after the other and it wasn’t easy.

In this book, I am hoping to achieve that, an easy step by step guide. I hope that patients as well as doctors find it useful and find the inspiration to further studies.”- Dr Towpik, GP.

About Dr Teresa Towpick

Born in Poland Teresa worked as a junior doctor in a hospital in Glogow, a small town not too far from the German border. Arriving in Australia in 1987, she worked in Fairfield and Liverpool hospital then General Practice from 1993. She worked as a solo GP for a few years, then in a small family practice and later in large medical centres, currently based in Katoomba.

Over the years Teresa embraced different aspects of healing, not only as a doctor but as a patient as well. When going through breast cancer 16 years ago, she learnt about different patient’s attitudes and expectations realising that modern medicine is very much based on evidence. “The absence of evidence is no evidence of absence. We need balance and we need to listen to patients as well”.

Healing occurs on many levels, physical, emotional and spiritual and Teresa sees great potential in cannabis which is an ancient, sophisticated and diverse medicine. She is engaging in further learning, research and the application of cannabis in general practice.

“I am hoping that it will be legalised and regulated soon, so doctors and patients can take advantage of its great healing potential”.

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We Support Medical Cannabis Research Australia
Aug02

We Support Medical Cannabis Research Australia

Medical Cannabis Reviews & The Hemp Happy network supports the Research, Political Canvassing, Seminars, Activities and the ongoing Education from the “Non -For-Profit”

Medical Cannabis Research

Australia

In February 2016 legislation (Narcotics Amendment Bill 2016) to legalise medical cannabis in Australia passed through federal Australian parliament in record time. It was supported by all sides of politics. This means as at 1 November 2016 Australian patients with certain serious medical conditions and under strict controls will be able to access these products through medical professionals.

Cannabis has been used as a medicine since ancient times. In modern history it was used extensively in pharmacy formulations in the early 19th century.

Cannabis used as a medicine has made a resurgence in recent years and is now legal in a number of parts of the world. Whilst anecdotal cases are plentiful scientific studies are still being undertaken to determine the effectiveness in certain disease states. The main ones we are studying below:

Multiple Sclerosis

Epilepsy

Nausea in Cancer Chemotherapy and AIDS patients

Pain Relief in Terminal Cancer patients

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder patients

Medical Cannabis Research Australia was established in December 2016 by Paul and Sharlene Mavor and Tony Hume.

Paul Mavor is a pharmacist and has practiced for over 26 years in WA and owned a number of pharmacies. He has an interest in the pharmacokinetics of different cannabis dosage forms.

Sharlene Mavor is a medical scientist with majors in Microbiology, Virology and Biotechnology. She has worked in a number of laboratories both in Western Australia and in the UK. Sharlene has a particular interest in different cannabis strains, potency and purity testing and extraction methods.

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Tony Hume is an experienced fund raiser and has a diverse background in education, health and philanthropy. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Director’s course and is accredited as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) world-wide. Tony also is an Independent Director for the Yinhawangka people in the Eastern Pilbara region. He is passionate about positive community impact and making connections in the community to maximise peoples’ opportunities.

Medical Cannabis Research Australia is committed to improve the lives of Australian persons and families by reducing the suffering, prevalence and impact of a variety of diseases through the use of medical cannabis. This will be achieved with a focus on clinical trials and ethical supply of medical cannabis. Research will be conducted to support and promote public awareness for the use of medical cannabis including education for clinical practitioners with new treatment options, both locally and globally for their patients. We aim to educate and advise health professionals, patients, their families and carers in the use of medical cannabis through media, education and fund raising campaigns and further cooperate with government and likeminded organisations in order to advance the research, treatments, equity and quality of life which can be assisted with the use of medical cannabis.

News:

Clinical Studies are underway in several states of Australia

These are largely government sponsored

NSW – terminal cancer – vaporised THC vs THC+CBD

-paediatric epilepsy – cannabidivarin, CBD

-Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting – THC + CBD
QLD – cannabis oil in paediatric epilepsy

ACT – cannabis for melanoma

Vic – paediatric epilepsy – synthetic cannabidiol

Activities include:

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Is CBD Oil good for me?
Nov02

Is CBD Oil good for me?

CBD is short or Cannabidiol which by all scientific accounts
appears to be the ROCKSTAR of the Cannabinoid world.

It is the most predominant Cannabinoid in Hemp and is
endowed with many beneficial properties.

In its patent (#6,630,507) titled CANNABINOIDS AS
ANTIOXIDANTS AND NEUROPROTECTANTS^ the US

Government makes many impressive claims about CBD
including the following: “Cannabidiol (CBD), a

naturally-occurring constituent of the industrial hemp
plant, promotes and supports the nutritional health of

aging bodies.”

One of the properties of CBD is that it is anti-psychoactive
which means that unlike THC, the Cannabinoid found

abundantly in Marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive and may
be consumed safely as a dietary supplement.

It simply is not possible to get “high” or
intoxicated by consuming Industrial Hemp food products.

It is safe or the whole family.

THE ILLEGAL MIRACLE part 1 from Elixinol CBD Hemp Oil


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THE ILLEGAL MIRACLE part 2 & 3 >>>

 

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Marijuana Passes Full Legalization In Washington
Oct12

Marijuana Passes Full Legalization In Washington

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These are very special times that we live in today!!!

Yup-it’s true!

Unless the US federal government steps in, Colorado will soon have a regulated industry for recreational marijuana.

Like Colorado, Washington state also passed a voter’s initiative to legalize marijuana with 55 percent of the vote. Now both states are looking to each other to try to implement the will of the voters.

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If you’ve taken a recent trip to Seattle, its easy to spot people openly smoking marijuana near tourist destinations like the Space Needle. Much like Colorado, police have pretty much stopped busting those with less than ounce.

A local named Aaron told us in and interview, “Officially people aren’t supposed to smoke marijuana in public.” But he said, “It doesn’t stop anyone that much right now.”

In Seattle, visiting the world-famous farmers’ market called the Northwest Cannabis Market will show you a vast market filled with vendors selling medical marijuana and even a marijuana smoking room, similar to a wine tasting room at a winery.

“Colorado is a huge inspiration for us. We truly learn everything there,” Cannabis Market owner George Patterson said.

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In Washington, medical marijuana isn’t as big or well-regulated as medical marijuana is in Colorado, but this small victory is a pivotal moment for cannabis enthusiasts everywhere. Large signs for brand new dispensariesare are now hard to miss in some Colorado neighborhoods. Many dispensaries in Washington don’t even have signs yet, and are run by word-of-mouth. Now more than ever is the time to get on-board the Green Revolution. Enjoy growing plants, and helping out your local community by selling legal buds and smoking them as much as you like and wherever you like once you are growing unlimited supplies of killer herb. Check out my affordable growing tutorials located in my Complete Marijuana Grow Guide.

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While Colorado has designated money for legalized pot for education purposes, Washington expects billions primarily for health care.

Washington’s marijuana revenue will also go to education, research and substance abuse prevention. The intent of the new law is designed to take marijuana out of the hands of illegal drug cartels and bring it under a tightly regulated, taxed system like alcohol.

Washington has even already set a limit for driving under ‘cannabis intoxication.’ According to recent laws, a driver’s blood should not have more than a THC concentration of 5.00 nanograms per milliliter. Colorado is still wrestling with the issue. That’s quite a stir in Frankie’s Sports Bar in Olympia where people can go buy a beer and openly smoke marijuana. Frankie Schnarr owns what could be the first of many marijuana bars in Washington.

“I don’t mind a guy coming up here, toking a pipe or cigarette. But I don’t want a big bong over there and 15 guys getting stoned,” Schnarr told us.

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With bars and markets already catering to the marijuana user, some people in Washington hope the state will position itself as a tourist destination for cannabis connoisseurs.

Until next time,

Stay Green, and continue your support for legalization, and thanks for all the help and supporting our mission to spread and promote cannabis awareness! We’re winning the legalization fight!!!!!!!

Peace brothers and sisters,

-Ryan

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CBD chaos ensues as corrupt, criminal government says all cannabis molecules are Schedule 1 drugs
Aug16

CBD chaos ensues as corrupt, criminal government says all cannabis molecules are Schedule 1 drugs

logoCBD chaos: DEA’s refusal to reschedule marijuana molecules just the latest protectionist racket from the criminal corporate cartels running the corrupt U.S. government

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(NaturalNews) Obama’s war on humanity just took another great leap toward totalitarian despotism with last week’s DEA decision to deny petitions seeking to reclassify medical marijuana as a non-schedule I drug. This decision means that any person possessing natural CBD (cannabidiol) compounds derived from hemp leaves, including CBG, CBN, CBD-A and other similar molecules from cannabis, can technically be charged with felony possession of a schedule I drug.

The CBD industry vehemently disagrees with the DEA’s current stance on both CBD and medical marijuana, and so far the DEA’s efforts have focused on CBD manufacturers, not end users who possess the natural substance. CBD is also reportedly exempt from the DEA’s criminalization scope if it is derived from hemp seeds or mature stalks rather than leaves. This is a key point to understand, as you’ll see here.

It’s also key to understand that the DEA’s assertion that CBD is a Schedule I Controlled Substance has already been successfully challenged at least once. Via New Cannabis Ventures:

[T]he DEA has taken the position that CBD is a Schedule I Controlled Substance as defined under the CSA. Without an express provision under the CSA, it is questionable whether the DEA has any sort of authority to take this position. But more importantly, in the case of Hemp Indus. Ass’n v. DEA, 333 F.3d 1082 (9th Cir. 2003), the DEA attempted to initiate rules and interpretations concerning certain cannabinoid constituents of marijuana that were not expressly set forth under the CSA or the DEA’s own regulations (at the time), and the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals struck down its efforts, stating that: “[t]he petition requesting that we declare the rule to be invalid and unenforceable is GRANTED.” Hemp Indus. Ass’n v. DEA, 333 F.3d 1082 (9th Cir. 2003). In short, an agency – such as the DEA – is not permitted to change a legislative rule retroactively through the process of disingenuous interpretation of the rule to mean something other than its original meaning.

This does not mean, however, that the DEA won’t assert imagined authority to attempt to criminalize makers of CBD products which are derived from cannabis.
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Regulatory lunacy: Is the DEA smoking crack?

The DEA’s decision to maintain the Schedule I listing of medical marijuana (and its constituents) is rooted in a combination of sheer scientific lunacy and a totalitarian police state Obama regime that doesn’t want people to have access to natural medicinal substances which work better than Big Pharma’s toxic drugs.

The logic used to justify the denial of the petitions is just mind boggling. If you care to wade through the ridiculous, contorted reasoning of the criminal government cartel that’s protecting Big Pharma’s interests, click here for the federal register reply.

It states, among other absurd reasons, that medical marijuana cannot be accepted as therapeutic because:

• It has no therapeutic use whatsoever. (A ridiculous lie.)

• Its chemical constituents are never quite the same. (Because it’s from a plant, not a synthetic chemical factory.)

• All the “experts” don’t accept it as a useful drug… because all the “experts” are Big Pharma whores, of course. By definition, the FDA only considers people to be “experts” when they are owned by Big Pharma. From the federal register document: “The HHS indicated that medical practitioners who are not experts in evaluating drugs cannot be considered qualified experts…” In other words, all holistic medicine experts and naturopathic doctors are disqualified from rendering expert opinions on medical cannabis.

• All the clinical evidence of marijuana’s efficacy doesn’t count, according to HHS and the FDA, because they don’t like the way the studies were structured. From the federal register document, “FDA and HHS concluded that these studies do not ‘currently prove efficacy of marijuana’ for any therapeutic indication due to limitations in the study designs.” This dismissal of studies is how the FDA rigs everything. It simply rejects all the science it doesn’t like by claiming the studies are flawed.

• State laws that validate medical marijuana’s efficacy in treating many health conditions are all rejected by the corrupt federal government cartel which claims: “HHS pointed out that state-level ‘medical marijuana; laws do not provide evidence of such a consensus among qualified experts. ”

• Cannabis can’t even be studied for any effectiveness in treating disease, according to government. “The HHS concluded that the currently available data and information on marijuana is not sufficient to allow scientific scrutiny of the chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, and effectiveness.”

In other words, THE GAME IS RIGGED!

It’s all a racket to protect Big Pharma’s financial interests

As is now obvious to everyone, the federal government is a criminal cartel. It’s run by criminals, enforced at gunpoint and structured to protect the interests of Big Business while crushing liberty, knowledge and freedom of the People. (As a bonus, Obama also deliberately incites race wars across America’s inner cities to spark chaos and hatred that’s exploited by opportunistic politicians.)

Marijuana poses an enormous threat to Big Pharma precisely because it is therapeutic against so many health conditions. Not only can medical marijuana help treat certain symptoms related to cancer, but its extracts such as CBD are extremely useful for treating epilepsy, seizures and various neurological disorders. The evidence is not only clear on this point, it is overwhelming!

Yet the DEA continues to ridiculously define CBD as a Schedule I Controlled Substance, even though CBD has no psychoactive components and cannot be “abused” like recreational drugs. The DEA’s refusal to reschedule CBD to a non-controlled substance is nothing short of a quack science racket to protect a criminal cartel that’s run by the government itself.

The DEA, in other words, is the gunpoint enforcement branch of Big Pharma.

What’s the solution? Congress needs to act. “The perhaps-legitimate confusion and concern expressed by these federal and state agencies about CBD can largely be cured by an act of Congress,” writes New Cannabis Ventures. “And the solution is the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015, which amends the CSA to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of ‘marihuana.'” (http://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/134)

Catch-22: It’s all rigged against natural medicine to deprive the People of affordable, safe remedies

The DEA’s current statement that “Marijuana has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States” is a deliberate catch-22. The kicker here is the “currently accepted” qualifier on the claim. Accepted by whom? By the government itself, of course, which automatically disqualifies all evidence of the therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana (and its constituents) precisely because the so-called “experts” are all Big Pharma monopolists.

Under this government regime, there will never be any accepted therapeutic use of medical marijuana because the gatekeepers who decide on such matters are all on the payroll of the drug companies. Like everything else in government today, the racket to deny access to medical marijuana is nothing but a monopolistic criminal cartel that enforces its pharma monopolies at gunpoint, threatening, arresting and incarcerating anyone who attempts to bring natural medicine to the world.
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CBD oil manufacturer raided at gunpoint in California

As a striking example of the kind of medical tyranny now being brought upon those who try to sell therapeutic CBD oil, the DEA conducted armed raids on a California CBD manufacturer in June. Via MedicalJane.com:

While federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration looked on, police officers in Santa Rosa, California coordinated raids on a half-dozen properties associated with a local cannabis oil producer on Wednesday morning, prompting an immediate outcry from the cannabis community statewide…

One of the organization’s founding patient members was arrested and charged with felony for manufacturing a controlled substance by chemical extraction (a law created for meth labs); and is being held on a $5-million-dollar bond in Sonoma County jail.

Absurd restrictions on CBDs make it clear the federal government is a criminal cartel at WAR with the American people

The obvious upshot of all this is that the DEA, FDA and HHS are all branches of a massive criminal cartel that has occupied the federal government at the highest levels. This criminal cartel protects the monopolies of corporate giants who bribe lawmakers and politicians on a routine basis. And now, one of the worst criminals in U.S. history is being heavily promoted by democrats to attain the White House: Hillary Clinton. If you believe in decriminalizing medical marijuana, don’t vote for Clinton! She’s the most treasonous criminal corporate sellout ever to seek the office of the presidency.

In order to maintain this criminal racket, every branch of government criminalizes natural medicine in order to incarcerate those who attempt to commercialize and distribute it. The bigger goal in all this is to keep people sick, financially destitute and dependent on a failed health care system that generates hundreds of billions of dollars each year for pharmaceutical interests while destroying liberty, natural medicine and public health.

Plus, the cancer industry is a multi-billion-dollar medical scam that would be economically gutted if medical marijuana were widely available for cancer patients.

Ponder that last statement for a minute and realize that in order to protect the financial interests of Big Pharma, this corrupt government regime known as the Obama administration (and the Bush regime before that) is willing to criminalize natural medicine, imprison medical marijuana manufacturers and deprive millions of Americans access to real, therapeutic relief from serious medical conditions and symptoms. This is all being deliberately done to protect the profits of the pharmaceutical drug cartels that function as medical monopolies thanks to FDA gunpoint enforcement.

All you people who are “anti-gun” should seriously rethink your position, by the way. If anybody needs to be stripped of the right to own guns, it’s government regulators. Yet gun control laws seek to concentrate all guns in the hands of the government… the very group now using guns to intimidate and terrorize natural medicine producers across America. The whole point of so-called “gun control” is to disarm the public and grant the government a firearms monopoly, after which absolute tyranny would immediately ensue.

You are living in a medical police state, dear readers. And the federal government as it operates today is absolutely no different from a Mexican drug cartel… complete with all the medical kidnappings, gunpoint enforcement, imprisoning of political enemies and all the rest. Wake up and smell the bulls–t being fed to you by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN.
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Do you really think they would criminalize marijuana if it were no threat at all to the profits of Big Pharma?

This entire war on hemp emerges from the fact that medical marijuana is so powerful and effective that is poses a very real threat to the long-term profits of the pharmaceutical industry.

If marijuana didn’t work — as HHS and DEA ridiculously claim — it would be no threat at all, and there would be no concerted effort to block its commercialization and legalization.

The very fact that the feds are pushing so hard to criminalize this substance is all the proof you need that IT REALLY WORKS.

Remember: The federal government lies about everything. Unemployment statistics are a lie. Campaign promises are a lie. The fiat currency money supply is a lie. Obama’s ransom payment to Iran is being covered up with lies. The FDA’s “approval” of pharmaceuticals is all based on medical lies and scientific quackery. The CDC’s vaccine “science” is a lie. The EPA’s climate change narrative is a massive lie. There isn’t anything the federal government says that isn’t either an outright lie or a deception of some sort.

The only way to counter all this is to end the federal government regime that now imprisons us all and denies us the freedom to access natural medicine. Our best shot at this right now is to elect Donald Trump and hope they don’t execute him before he can gut the regime. (He’s gonna need our help, however. Get ready, “Second Amendment people” as Trump jokes…) In the long run, however, the only real pathway to freedom for humanity is going to be the global collapse of criminal government cartels, to be replaced by some other system altogether.

“As it stands, the only hope for a less restrictive national marijuana policy is for the DEA and FDA to come to terms on whether cannabis is medicine or for Congressional leaders and the President of the United States to stop pussyfooting around and pass legislation that liberates the leaf once and for all,” reports High Times.

Sources for this article include:
http://hightimes.com/news/laws/dea-denies-pe…
http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016…
http://www.medicaljane.com/2016/06/15/breaki…
http://www.dea.gov/druginfo/ds.shtml

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