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Brazil May Legalize Medical Marijuana In CBD Form

brazil cannabisCannabidiol, or CBD as it’s commonly referred to, has become very popular in the last couple of years due to the fact that it is an amazing treatment for those suffering from extreme forms of epilepsy. The nation of Brazil is considering legalizing CBD. I generally don’t like CBD-only medical marijuana programs because they are so limited. However, if it helps people in need, it’s still better than nothing. Per the New York Times:

Brazil will soon look into the possibility of legalizing the use of a marijuana derivative to treat people suffering from severe seizures.

ANVISA, the country’s Health Surveillance Agency says in a statement posted on its website that the “reclassification” of marijuana derivative cannabidiol, which is banned in Brazil, will be discussed starting next month.

The statement came Friday, one day after some 40 people protested in Brasilia to demand the legalization of cannabidiol.

No patient should have to go without medicine. CBD legalization is a no brainer because CBD does not have the psychoactive properties that THC does, so patients don’t get stoned from it. In a perfect world, all forms of medical marijuana would be legal in Brazil. But legalizing CBD is at least a step in the right direction.

  • THC + CBD cures cancer. In America a person dies of cancer every minute. Stop the mass murder.

    • Brion Eduardo

      Please stop spreading rumors that discredit the legalization movement.

      • Well Brion, we have copious anecdotes and animal studies to prove that what I say is correct. Unfortunately we don’t have human clinical studies because cannabis is not legal in the USA. Until those clinical studies are done I’m going with:

        THC + CBD cures cancer. In America a person dies of cancer every minute. Stop the mass murder.

        You might want to look at some of the links here:

        http://www.google.com/#q=cbd+thc++cures+cancer

      • BTW Brion,

        You discredit the movement by not knowing as much as you can find out about endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids. May I suggest you improve your knowledge base ASAP.

        A mouse study: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/18/marijuana-brain-cancer_n_6181060.html

        • Brion Eduardo

          Anti-tumorous properties in some cases don’t translate to a broader “cure for cancer.” I realize that cannabinoids are beneficial in combating the side effects of cancer treatment, probably *help* to protect the body from the kinds of cell mutations that cause cancer but don’t do so completely, and *may* be beneficial in fighting specific kinds of cancer. However, the fact that cannabis consumers who died from cancer get buried every day alongside non-cannabis consumers who died from the same thing is about the strongest anecdotal evidence there is that, although our beloved plant is great for many things — including, yes, the fight against cancer — it is most assuredly NOT a “cancer cure.” If you don’t believe me, just ask the grieving families of former cannabis consumers — who died from the same cancer they would have gotten even if they weren’t cannabis consumers — if cannabis cured the cancer in their loved one.

          • Of course cannabis consumers die of cancer. They probably didn’t use enough. None the less smoked cannabis is known to be protective against nose, throat, neck and lung cancer. The effect is only statistical. But it is suggestive.

            Until the government starts doing human trials to prove me wrong I’m going with:

            THC + CBD cures cancer. In America a person dies of cancer every minute. Stop the mass murder.

            And as a science guy it wonders me that you haven’t considered the cure to be dose related. Even pro pot people have trouble thinking clearly about the science.

            From: http://www.whale.to/a/human5.html

            Let us look more closely at the two primary therapeutic cannabinoids, THC and CBD. The National Institutes of Health tell us that THC is the best known because of its signature psychotropic effect. This government report shows THC to be effective as an anti-cancer treatment, an appetite stimulant, analgesic, antiemetic, anxiolytic, and sedative.2

      • You might like what this science based commenter has to say on an anti-cannabis cures cancer site.

        http://www.science20.com/comments/182202/Re_Hype_Around_Marijuana_As_Treatment_For_Cancer_Unwarranted

      • This video on a skin cancer might also be of some interest to you:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tghUh4ubbg

  • Terry

    Just remove it from it’s schedule 1 classification. End of problem.

    • been there

      End of problem will occur when it’s removed from the CSA, not just from sched 1.