Listening to the CNN Special – “Pot Versus Pills” – speaking about FDA-approved opioids versus cannabis-based medicine that can work on both pain as well as inflammation, we want you to be cognizant of your Food and Medicine Freedom!
Could there be something so powerful that the United States Government is trying to silence those that know its powers? This wouldn’t be the first time… administrative and bureaucratic arms of the federal government have become corrupted by big-money interests and use fear to scare people into submission.
I refuse to be scared – because there is no point in living if I can’t tell the truth. The truth shall set me free – and I hope it will set you free as well.
Have you heard about CBD? These three letters stand for ‘Cannabidiol’ – one of over 113 known cannabinoids (or phytocannabinoids) found in the cannabis plant. Cannabis can be called hemp or marijuana, which we will decipher and define more later. This particular naturally-occurring plant compound – CBD – has been found in thousands of studies to benefit humans in a variety of ways. From inflammation-based diseases to nervous-system based diseases – the discovery of a human’s Endocannabinoid System (or ECS for short) has paved the way for researchers to learn how we are pre-wired to be responsive to cannabinoids, like CBD. The best part? There are no known negative side-effects of using non-psychotropic (won’t get you ‘high’) cannabinoids – meaning they represent a safe and natural alternative to prescription drugs. CBD (and most of the other cannabinoids in the cannabis plant) are non-psychotropic – meaning that they cannot get you “high” – this allows for them to be used with children, people with balance issues, people that don’t want to be ‘high’, the elderly, and even pets!
ALL PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE SYNTHESIZED.
Most all prescription drugs are not natural – and your body can process parts of them, but because the compounds are synthesized, your body will never recognize those artificial compounds completely – that is why there are so many side-effects. You can hear the long list of side effects during these drug commercials with happy background music and people smiling, laughing, and playing. Some side effects are arguably worse than the initial ailment. The reason why prescription drugs are synthesized is twofold – first, when a compound is molecularly synthesized, drug companies can patent the molecule because it is NOT naturally occurring – it was produced in a lab. Secondly, this allows for the drug to be manufactured IN a lab (versus produced in nature) – which gives scientists the ability to “accurately” dose medications.
I believe that it is people’s natural right to decide for themselves if they want to consume prescription drugs. I have nothing personally against prescription drug companies, but I also believe that people have a natural right to choose plant-based medicines that are not created in a lab. Nature, in my opinion, can do a fine and miraculous job of producing high-quality compounds that can have amazing healing qualities for human beings and animals alike. And although you will not find precisely dosed pills in nature – you will find essential oils, teas, and compresses made from the simple stems, leaves, fruits, and flowers of these plants. Plants are amazing – and cannabis is an amazing plant for anything with an Endocannabinoid System.
HYPOCRISY – THE U.S. GOVERNMENT PATENT ON CANNABINOIDS AND CBD
The United States government has a patent (#6,630,507) for the antioxidant and neuroprotective properties of cannabinoids. You may be saying to yourself – I did not know that the government could patent things, I thought only individuals or businesses could do that! Well, apparently this is not the case – our government can patent things as well, creating a lot of questions for how that patent would then be licensed or used in the future. It is almost like our government is preparing to work hand in hand with drug companies that can use the patent – and stop individuals, farmers, and small businesses from being able to access the use of cannabinoids.
From the abstract of Patent #6,630,507 (1):
“Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.”
Although this patent on CBD is impossible to change at this point, it is still possible to question. Why on God’s green earth does the government have a patent on something through one agency and then have another agency telling people that it is “illegal”? See, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) still ’schedules’ all of cannabis as a ‘Schedule 1 Drug’ – this is the worst of the worst scheduling reserved for highly addictive and dangerous drugs like heroin, meth, and cocaine (2). One government agency arrests people for this plant (DEA) – another agency has a patent on it (Department of Health and Human Services, or, DHHS and the National Institutes of Health or, NIH) – and yet another agency is working with a pharmaceutical company to develop a prescription drug that has CBD in it (Food and Drug Administration, or FDA). This hypocrisy creates layers of confusion amongst government, businesses, individuals, and law enforcement agencies.
A MORE NEFARIOUS PLAN IN THE WORKS?
Once the FDA approves a synthesized CBD drug, it will have the administrative (but not constitutional) authority to proclaim that CBD is a drug, and therefore can only be prescribed by doctors and sold by FDA-approved drug companies. This will represent a grave danger to Americans because the synthesized CBD that will be created and manufactured in a lab IS NOT the same CBD that you will find naturally occurring in the cannabis plant. If the government stops non-pharmaceutical companies from being able to market naturally-occurring CBD, then the public will ONLY be able to consume the synthesized form of CBD that their bodies do not wholly and completely recognize. There will still be negative side-effects. CBD that has been synthesized and patented by a pharmaceutical drug company IS NOT NATURAL.
In theory, our Constitution is supposed to protect our life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. The very first component of survival is food and water. If something exists in nature, then no one (including our intrusive government) is supposed to be able to patent it. Plants are natural – plants grow naturally in our environment and are outside of the scope of what a company or the government can patent. Individuals living in America have a natural and constitutional right to grow plants – it is our natural and constitutional right to feed ourselves. It is our natural and constitutional right to heal ourselves. That’s right – I said it – we can HEAL OURSELVES with plants – without having our money and souls siphoned by the ‘sick care system’ that exists in the United States. We do not have to ask permission from government to consume plants. We must protect our right to consume plant-based medicine – this includes naturally occurring cannabinoids that exist in nature.
Cannabinoids are a naturally occurring plant compound and can be found in other plants besides cannabis (See page six “Cannabinoids in the Plant Kingdom”) – these plant compounds are just most prevalent in cannabis. Other precious plant compounds that are found in cannabis include: terpenes, polyphenols, and essential fatty acids. These plant compounds exist in most all plants – and because they are a naturally occurring part of the plant – the government and big pharma should not be able to stop people from experiencing them in their most natural form. Consuming the plant raw, extracting the essential oils of the plant, or drying and preserving the plant material are the three most natural ways to use plants for health and healing. Using plant-based medicine is very different from taking prescription pills that have been ‘FDA-approved’.
FDA-APPROVED – WHY IS THIS A GOOD THING AGAIN?
Both FDA-approved opioids and illicit derivatives of these opioids (many people get hooked on prescription drugs and then turn to cheaper or more available alternatives on the street) killed more people in 2016 than the entire Vietnam War – around 62,000 people. That is more than guns – accidental deaths and homicides combined. FDA-approval does not automatically mean that a drug (or anything) is safe – it just means that it met whatever standards are set by the people running the FDA. Because of the ‘revolving door’ between government and big business – many of these people from the pharmaceutical industry are the very people creating the ‘stamp of approval’ for what passes for ‘FDA-approved’. Basically, many people working in administrative agencies of the US government have been bought and paid for by people in industry – they get people elected and then get special treatment when it comes to the rules and regulations that are created by these entities.
The theory of protecting people is understandable – there are individuals with no ethics or morals who trick people and lie to people, and in theory, having a government agency to keep people safe from the intent of these hucksters is a good idea. But it is just an idea – because of the size and corruption of many administrative agencies – their powers (granted to it by taxpayer money) to scare people and threaten people are often used for the benefit of big business versus actually protecting the rights and interest of the individual American.
WHAT DO WE DO?
The war on the individual and personal freedom has existed since ancient civilizations and continues to exist today in the United States, which is still much more free than most of the human population. It is our job to protect our natural and constitutional right to grow food and medicine. This is something that no government agency should be able to take away from its citizens. Non-psychotropic cannabis, also called hemp, cannot get people ‘high’ and has a large list of benefits to humankind. We must continue to free this plant from ALL of these government agencies’ desires to stop its growth and development. We must work at a County and State level of government to combat the out-of-control federal agencies that are choking individuals, farmers, small producers, and small businesses. We can and must win – our ability to build our immune systems naturally as well as combat systemic disease – rests in our ability to grow and use natural plant-based medicine.
That’s Natural is NOT CORPORATE – our shareholders and stakeholders are our customers. We care very much about the hemp plants and processing that become a part of our product. We are dedicated to our customers’ health and well-being. That’s Natural products are considered to be full spectrum – meaning they contain cannabinoids and terpenes from the whole plant. Every mammal has an endocannabinoid system, which is fueled by these cannabinoids and terpenes. By providing pure, potent, and trusted products, That’s Natural continues to strive to meet our customer’s needs – something we have been doing for twelve years! With 100% traceability of where our hemp comes from, you can be confident in what you are putting on, or in, your body. For more questions regarding our CBD products, please visit our Questions and Answers page.
*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.