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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. Assn 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 DEAs 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. Assn 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.
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
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/054987_CBD_cannabis_rescheduling_DEA_criminal_racket.html#ixzz4HVbrFPCd