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United States Representative Announces Federal CBD-Only Bill

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cannabidiol cbd cannabis marijuanaThis year has largely been the ‘year of CBD’ across America. States that once had no prayer of legalizing medical marijuana have now passed CBD-only legislation. In my opinion, CBD-only legislation is not real medical marijuana. However, if it helps even one person, I’ll still support it while continuing to advocate for more expansive medical marijuana programs. Today U.S. Representative Scott Perry from Pennsylvania announced his plans to introduce CBD-only legislation at the federal level. Per Penn Live:

The conservative York County Republican made the announcement Monday morning at a press conference where he was joined by the president of the national Epilepsy Foundation and advocates that included the mother of Colorado girl Charlotte Figi, whose successful treatment with cannabidiol oil has inspired a national movement.

Joel Stanley, one of the creators of the “Charlotte’s Web” strain of marijuana used to treat Figi, was also present for the introduction announcement of Perry’s bill, the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014.”

The bill would give children and adults with epilepsy and other seizure disorders access to the oil (called CBD) for treatment by removing CBD oil and therapeutic hemp from the federal definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act, Perry said.

This is a good move by Representative Perry. As I alluded to earlier in this article, I’m still hopeful that a real medical marijuana bill is introduced soon. But, this is a step in the right direction. I’m curious to see how many federal politicians jump on board with Representative Perry’s proposal. CBD-only legislation has been a very popular policy at the state level for politicians. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the same thing happen with this federal legislation.

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48 Comments

  1. J C Uncapher on

    I just love people who stumble into the party totally wasted, butt into a conversation that is 1 to 2 days old and they start running their big mouth about stuff they know nothing about, yeah I pointing directly at you Joseph!!!

    I find that I have to repeat myself Joseph, so that smartass f-ing morons just like you who seem to have extreme difficulty in understanding what’s actually going on in the world around them, will have the time needed to process the important information…

    I also understand that some individuals with ADHD, might find it difficult to read some of my post, as they can sometimes be a little lengthy.

    Unfortunately, what I have come to realize over the years, is that as one of the few intelligent, evolved species on this planet, humans seem to be extremely stupid when it comes to actually seeing what’s right in front of their eyes, and listening at times when they really need to… much like you Joseph

    Oh, and by the way you arrogant asshole, just because your to stupid to care about the actual facts in a situation, doesn’t mean that there might not be others interested in listening…

    FYI, if you don’t like what I have to say, please tell someone who really gives a shit!!!

  2. Joseph Falco on

    I see the walls coming down. It doesn’t matter who owns the patent. Once THC and/or CBD Cannabis is legal in a majority of states, it will be impossible for the Feds to put the genie back in the bottle. If the Feds can’t stop humans from coming across the border, or do anything about 330 million firearms, how are they going to stop growers, private and commercial, in say 30 or 40 states? There isn’t the manpower, budget or initiative. Oh, and F^%$ that Kannaway MLM BS.

  3. Joseph Falco on

    ok, ok. you’re like the drunk guy at the party who keeps repeating the same BS. Give it a rest.

  4. J C Uncapher on

    What would you say if I told you the United States Government currently holds a patent (6630507) on cannabidiol aka CBD oil???
    Yep, the very same extract that this article is referring to, and a bill to legalize it is going to be introduced on a federal level…
    that’s great news for the current owners of a patent that specifically has to do with cannabinoid extracts aka CBD oil’s, whoever holds that patent is one lucky S.O.B. in my opinion!!!

  5. J C Uncapher on

    I can only say that I hope you are right, however I must point out that pointing to the last 3 presidencies as a reason that everything will not crumble is ridiculous, the whole time you are speaking of, individuals are still being arrested and locked up on crimes related to marijuana, I myself was arrested, prosecuted and took a plea bargain deal in 2012, the “War on Drugs” is still alive and moving full steam ahead… an article I read today stated that there have been a higher amount of arrests across the US for marijuana since the recreational legalization in Col, and Wash. state.

  6. Perhaps they are just cashing in while they can the momentum has picked up a lot in the past weeks

  7. J C Uncapher on

    wow, you are very perceptive Bob. no the bill won’t allow medical users to cultivate their own crop in order to extract the CBD oil from them, individuals will have to purchase it from dealers (distributors) like the KannaWay company who currently has a (MLM) multi level marketing scheme online, which distributes a product that is low grade CBD oil at best, and that’s being very generous on my part in the description of the crap they put out!!!

    I might add that you can do a back-track from the KannaWay company, to a company called KannaLife Sciences Inc., this company purchased the exclusive rights to the patent pertaining to cannabidiol aka CBD oil extract, from none other than The United States Government… the patent number is 6630507, and you can trace it from its origin being The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC), to its currently exclusive license holder, KannaLife Sciences Inc., then to its legally sanctioned government assisted drug dealer KannaWay on the internet, by doing a Google search just as I did.

    This information is out there if you are interested in knowing the real truth about what is really going on with CBD oil currently in this country!!!

  8. Tha Tokester on

    We’ve had medical weed since 1996, and that’s like 3 different presidents that didn’t ban marijuana. The next one will probably still have a neutral / negative belief, but I don’t think they will want to lose out on the money. CBD only is piss poor, but if this passes every state will have marijuana being grown in it, which as of 2014 is untrue. The only direction to go from here is up. I think there was another article about them making an initiative to make medical weed legal on the federal level.

  9. I still say the genie is out of the bottle. The government can’t stop what’s happening. We are not powerless. The populous HAS power. Government conspiracy or not, marijuana prohibition is poised to be one of the next big civil/social rights issues that are slowly being slayed by progress.

  10. J C Uncapher on

    Everyone is missing the point, WHY NOW??? The government has known since the 70’s that marijuana had medical uses, President Richard M Nixon had medical study documents gathered up and destroyed because he didn’t like what they had to say about how the testing showed signs of slowing cancer growth as a result of the marijuana being used in the process.

    More private government testing continued in secret, and as a result of positive results a patent (6630507) was granted in 2003, the owner of that patent was in fact the United States Government. In the eight years following this patent grant, the government did absolutely nothing with this information; they tried to keep it quite… then all of the sudden the patent is pulled from the darkness and dusted off, the sole rights are sold to a company (KannaLife) that didn’t even exist a year prior to the licensing and in 2014 that company signed an agreement with another company (KannaWay) that is currently promoting and distributing their product, that product is “CBD oil”.

    In an interview on Bloomberg TV, a representative of KannaLife openly admits that their company was instrumental in the writing of the recent CBD oil legislature that passed in New York, and that they have been helping other states do the same… wake up America, see this for what it really is, follow the trail of breadcrumbs that lead directly from this company right back to the United States Government.

    This is a clear case of government collusion with a business that most likely was set up by the government as a front to sell the American public on their snake oil, this recently found miracle treatment known as CBD oil that the government has actually known about since at least 2003 when they got the patent to protect their initial investment and research!!!

    You don’t apply for a patent just to set on that information and do absolutely nothing with it, the government had to have a plan in mind when they applied for the patent, and that plan is now taking form in all the laws that are being passed not only in state legislature, but now they are attempting to take it to a federal level and the American public is watching all this believing that it is a good thing, when in fact it is just the opposite, it is being orchestrated by the powers that be, from behind the curtain and I seem to be the only one who sees this for what it really is… it is a way for the government to finally prove that marijuana as a whole plant is not the answer, the government can finally say that they have successfully extracted key elements from the cannabis plant that are the “cure all” and the plant as a whole should remain illegal.

    Why all this effort you say, because they can’t obtain the exclusive rights to a “PLANT”, they can’t patent a “PLANT”, and without the exclusive rights the government cannot have control of the situation when it comes to the cannabis plant… discredit the plant and show an alternative solution like CBD oil, and the people of the country are happy, and the government keeps marijuana as a schedule 1 narcotic, and makes money from the patent licensing and no doubt royalties on the final product!!!

    WAKE UP AMERICA; YOU ARE BEING PLAYED BY THE MOST DEVIOUS CRIMINALS ON THE FACE OF THIS PLANET… THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT and the WEALTHY FEW WHO ACTUALLY RUN THE SHOW from behind the IRON CURTAIN!!!

    The American public is not in control, we the people don’t make the rules, the government controls our everyday lives, and the wealthy few control the actions of the government… that is the way it’s always been, and if you think differently, you’re just another brain-washed fool standing in a field full of sheep!!!

  11. Everyone is missing the point, WHY NOW??? The government has known since the 70’s that marijuana had medical uses, President Richard M Nixon had medical study documents gathered up and destroyed because he didn’t like what they had to say about how the testing showed signs of slowing cancer growth as a result of the marijuana being used in the process.

    More private government testing continued in secret, and as a result of positive results a patent (6630507) was granted in 2003, the owner of that patent was in fact the United States Government. In the eight years following this patent grant, the government did absolutely nothing with this information; they tried to keep it quite… then all of the sudden the patent is pulled from the darkness and dusted off, the sole rights are sold to a company (KannaLife) that didn’t even exist a year prior to the licensing and in 2014 that company signed an agreement with another company (KannaWay) that is currently promoting and distributing their product, that product is “CBD oil”.

    In an interview on Bloomberg TV, a representative of KannaLife openly admits that their company was instrumental in the writing of the recent CBD oil legislature that passed in New York, and that they have been helping other states do the same… wake up America, see this for what it really is, follow the trail of breadcrumbs that lead directly from this company right back to the United States Government.

    This is a clear case of government collusion with a business that most likely was set up by the government as a front to sell the American public on their snake oil, this recently found miracle treatment known as CBD oil that the government has actually known about since at least 2003 when they got the patent to protect their initial investment and research!!!

    You don’t apply for a patent just to set on that information and do absolutely nothing with it, the government had to have a plan in mind when they applied for the patent, and that plan is now taking form in all the laws that are being passed not only in state legislature, but now they are attempting to take it to a federal level and the American public is watching all this believing that it is a good thing, when in fact it is just the opposite, it is being orchestrated by the powers that be, from behind the curtain and I seem to be the only one who sees this for what it really is… it is a way for the government to finally prove that marijuana as a whole plant is not the answer, the government can finally say that they have successfully extracted key elements from the cannabis plant that are the “cure all” and the plant as a whole should remain illegal.

    Why all this effort you say, because they can’t obtain the exclusive rights to a “PLANT”, they can’t patent a “PLANT”, and without the exclusive rights the government cannot have control of the situation when it comes to the cannabis plant… discredit the plant and show an alternative solution like CBD oil, and the people of the country are happy, and the government keeps marijuana as a schedule 1 narcotic, and makes money from the patent licensing and no doubt royalties on the final product!!!

    WAKE UP AMERICA; YOU ARE BEING PLAYED BY THE MOST DEVIOUS CRIMINALS ON THE FACE OF THIS PLANET… THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT and the WEALTHY FEW WHO ACTUALLY RUN THE SHOW from behind the IRON CURTAIN!!!

    The American public is not in control, we the people don’t make the rules, the government controls our everyday lives, and the wealthy few control the actions of the government… that is the way it’s always been, and if you think differently, you’re just another brain-washed fool standing in a field full of sheep!!!

  12. Captain Obvious on

    The internet and communication with community is the only way to fight this. If we had Facebook and google in the 60s, It would be legal today. I think there is stimulus money to get highspeed internet to all US Americans which may help.

  13. Captain Obvious on

    Cannabis users are more likely not to comply with conventional treatment regimens from conventional “Professionals”. Legalization could lead to a mass exodus of patients in our conventional health system. Hmm…. Wonder why……. Thankfully some states have better laws that allow for the cannabis education of health professionals so their probing questions are more than just profiling patients as a drug addict so the next doctor can treat you as a scourge of society without proper training.

    It would be nice to see some of the group think institution bubbles pop that have deliberately misled us not to mention the malice of some profiteers marketing puffery that may have ended many lives and careers to push pills many don’t need.

  14. Captain Obvious on

    Something tells me the cbd bill doesnt allow growing or other freedoms. Something for medicaid to dump unlimited printed money into the CBD oils that are about to be approved from GW PHARM and Others. They apparently are better than the more “crude plant material.” At least it counts as the feds recognizing cannabis has medical benefits.

  15. I’m sorry but these cbd only bills are just politicians bitching out on REAL LEGALIZATION.

    Here is an important fact that everyone needs to realize: CBD alone is not very effective. Isolating properties of cannabis like this destroys the medicinal potential of the plant and renders it almost useless. Legislators are either not doing their homework or they’re intentionally slowing the process of legalization.

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