CHEF’S VIEW ON: Bipartisan Senate CBD bill introduced

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CBD OIL IS USELESS, unless taken in large amounts, and then the ratio of side effects to dosage balloons out of sight. It’s also expensive – way too expensive.

The 0.3 percent THC allowable by law is way too low. Stop stealing from the customers. Real weed is what the people want and need. Who’s holding it up? The tobacco industry? Investors wanting to poise themselves to make a killing on the real stuff, and they haven’t done that yet, so we all have to wait for them?

You want to put it in food and supplements, to mask it? If it’s legal, why mask it? What kind of food? Grocery store type food? Convenience store type of snacks? Any food? Did you really think this through?

Who wrote the bill? Why not be transparent; you expect it from everybody else? We know who sponsored the bill; who wrote it?

You take away our pain pills then say suffer instead of allowing an alternative? A plant? A plant that you all criminalize for profit?


I TRIED CBD OIL. From three different companies. The scientists didn’t reduce the side effects, only the THC. Puritanical is what it is – the government doesn’t want the populace to feel good. Feeling good is evil to them and leads to evil deeds – will they ever stop?

Don’t believe the advertisements by famous people, that they can’t live without it. They’re not just taking CBD OIL.

Legalize weed on the Federal level, not just out of medical marijuana shops, since those are too expensive too.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation won’t prescribe marijuana for any ailment. They can’t make any money on it. They’d rather you spend thousand of dollars on a pain management program that doesn’t work long term – you have to keep going back. Insurance companies only cover six to ten visits; the rest you pay for. It’s a medical scam in which the CCF participates at huge profit benefit to them.

Those medical marijuana shops are too invasive. Anytime the government gets involved, you lose your privacy rights. Why should the government know what I’m saying to my doctor about anything?

I won’t sign up for medical marijuana, because I don’t want the government tracking my life and using me in studies, which means using my doctor to manipulate me via the experimental process for the researchers. I don’t want to automatically, by law, become a test subject, because I have chronic pain.


CRIMINALIZE FOR PROFIT

HOW DOES THAT WORK?

When a behavior is criminalized, it makes it taboo, which makes it alluring, exciting, an activity that adventure-seeking people pursue.

The element of intrigue and danger attracts the maverick in all of us. Stepping outside the boundaries set by adults is natural behavior for non-adults.

  • Maverick: An unbranded range animal; a motherless calf.

When laws were passed regarding the use and sale of marijuana and other plant-based drugs, these human traits were taken into consideration.

Take away the criminal, outside of the law, variable and the allure of excitement disappears. Trepidation takes its place – should I or should I not partake?

The only reason so many people got obscenely rich off of marijuana was because governments around the world decided to criminalize marijuana for profit. You can’t even grow it in your own back yard for your own use, that’s how tightly controlled distribution and consumption became.

Tightly controlled by whom?

The cartels don’t control it. Government controls it. Everybody gets paid. Some get paid to facilitate, some to look the other way.

Don’t waste time passing CBD OIL legislation unless you’re going to make it all inclusive. If you pass a bill restricted to CBD oil, you won’t revisit it for ten years. Don’t wait for the states to do it. There are corrupt dealings happening that need to be exposed. Don’t make people drive from state to state.

Again, the legislation is designed so a bunch of already wealthy people can get wealthier. CBD OIL isn’t effective, because it’s been altered not to be effective.

Go ahead, put it in food and supplements so you can monitor it, but simultaneously pass legislation legalizing the consumption and sale of weed – nationwide.

Mexico is going to do it and you will have a mess on your hands with USA residents crossing over to Mexico to buy it.

Don’t fill the jails back up. Where are you now on drug incarcerations? Get it done. Release them – by Executive Order if you have to. E.O.

Poor folk can’t afford that fancy stuff; they still go to the streets where danger lurks. Don’t let that happen.

  • Pleasure use marijuana is for people who want to experience short term pleasure in a chaotic, world – to slow them down without knocking them out like Pharma drugs do. There’s nothing shameful about it.

We’re in the middle of a pandemic; we could all die, and you all still want everybody to keep suffering as usual. Why? They might get addicted? You allow the sale of cigarettes and alcohol. Where’s your consistency?

  • Medical use marijuana is prescribed by doctors for disease and disorders.

DON’T MIX THE TWO.

You create a MESS when you mix recreation or pleasure with medical treatment. Where are the boundaries?

It’s not difficult to figure out.

When the recreational marijuana isn’t working, then the medical professional steps in to assist.

STOP GOING SO SLOW.

You took away people’s pain medication and failed to replace it with something better and safer. The pharmaceuticals alter plants, which create debilitating and dangerous, to the individual and the community, side effects.

Pharmacology needs to extend to pure, unaltered, plants and combinations of plants absent the those side effects created by the altering of those plants.


ARTICLE:

Bipartisan Senate CBD bill introduced

By Hank Schultz 19-May-2021 – Last updated on 19-May-2021 at 15:56 GMT

A US Senate bill to specifically allow the use of CBD and other hemp derivatives in dietary supplements and foods has been introduced with bipartisan sponsorship.

The bill also enjoys broad support within the industry.

The bill was introduced today by US Sens. Ron Wyden, D-OR, Rand Paul, R-KY and Jeff Merkley, D-OR.

FDA has ruled that CBD is not a legal dietary ingredient because it was first investigated as a drug. 

That drug, Epidiolex from GW Pharmaceuticals, has been approved to treat seizures in children suffering from two forms of intractable epilepsy.

FDA policing claims, but not production

Despite this prohibition, thousands of CBD products have made their way to market. Even though all of these products are technically violative, FDA has taken enforcement action only against those companies that have been making allegedly unsubstantiated disease treatment claims. 

In the warning letters to those companies the Agency typically notes the regulatory impediments that the ingredient suffers, but so far as can be determined to date no company has been warned by FDA based solely on the fact that it is using CBD in its products.

While the Agency has been policing claims on these products, it has not been inspecting the facilities where they are made, ostensibly because it lacks a clear legal mandate to do so.  The bill introduced today would change that.

According to a statement from Sen Wyden’s office, the bill would “ensure hemp-derived CBD products are regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) like other legal products used in dietary supplements, foods and beverages – an action that is essential to protecting consumer safety and treating hemp producers fairly.”​

Specific exemption for hemp-derived products

The bill has yet to be assigned a number and at the moment goes by the working title Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act.  ​

The bill would insert the phrase “other than hemp, hemp-derived cannabidiol, or a substance containing any other ingredient derived from hemp”​ in several sections of the FD&C, including in the so-called ‘exclusion clause’ which prohibits the use as a dietary ingredient for any substance previously investigated as a drug.

“CBD products are legally being used and produced across the nation. Yet because the FDA has failed to update its regulations, consumers and producers remain in a regulatory gray zone,”​ Wyden said.

“It’s been more than two years since I worked with colleagues to have Congress legalize hemp and hemp-derived products. It’s long past time for the FDA to get with the program, for the sake of American consumers and farmers.”​

“The Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act directs the FDA to regulate hemp products properly and provides a huge relief to hemp farmers, processors, and merchants,”​ Sen Paul said.

Bill welcomed by industry

The introduction of the bill was welcomed by industry stakeholders. 

The American Herbal Products Association was one of the first groups within the supplement industry to tackle the issue, having formed its Cannabis Committee a number of years ago.  

“The leadership of Senators Wyden, Paul, and Merkley in resolving this matter is greatly appreciated. Americans deserve to have assurances that the hemp and CBD products they include in their food and dietary supplement choices are properly regulated.

AHPA supports this legislation since it would clarify the lawful pathways for bringing such products to market,”​ said Michael McGuffin, AHPA’s president.

“A lawful regulatory pathway will provide long-term certainty in the hemp-derived CBD market and protect consumers from potentially unsafe products,” ​said Scott Melville, president and CEO of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA)

Source: Bipartisan Senate CBD bill introduced






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