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Why Do We Need Cannabis?

Why do we need cannabis? This question is something that not many people ask, but they should. This plant of millions of years has given us so much good, but with good we always have bad. Cannabis has many potential medicinal benefits. We can’t claim it helps with any ailments because it is hasn’t been approved by the FDA or the federal government to do so.

My research has shown me what the possibly of this plant can do. In the 1970s, the pharmaceutical companies in the US won over the federal government to be allowed to have 100% of the research of cannabis. They would finance and judge cannabis for themselves take it away from the government. They were allowed to regulate themselves and didn’t do any “high” research. Pharma also only focused on Delta-9 THC, disregarding the rest of the compounds in the plant. Why did they take over the research? Well, of course the one and only reason would be MONEY. They wanted to be able to patent cannabis synthetics. Also, the federal government recorded “through hundreds of studies that even ‘natural’ crude cannabis was the ‘best and safest medicine of choice’ for many serious health problems”

When we talk about cannabis we aren’t just referring to cannabinoids, THC or CBD. The stalks, flowers, and seeds all have amazing benefits. The greens of the plant could be eaten as a salad with no high (not in Kentucky it is illegal to have a hemp salad). If you look at places like walmart and other large chains, they sell hemp seeds and hemp hearts. However, if you look on the back of the products in American grocery and chain stores, none of it is grown in the USA. Hemp seed as you see below is considered a “superfood” it also is amazing for your skin. One of my favorite companies Kentucky Hemp Works uses the ENTIRE plant when they make products. They try to incorporate the plant in everything they do not just CBD focused. Here is a break down of Hemp Seed, Hemp stalk, and Hemp Flower.

This is in no way medical advice. I am simply just trying to educate about cannabis and its potential benefits. If you found this blog informative please give it a like and share! I am committed to facts over stigma and providing accurate information.

Stay Blissful,


Resources: The Emperor Wears No Clothes by Jack Herer 2000.

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Hemp History Lesson

Hemp green house

Hemp is apart of our history for over 10,000 years. It is among one of the oldest industries in the world. Hemp can be used to make textiles, industrial textiles, paints, wood, paper, and whole body wellness just to name a few. President Washington and President Jefferson grew hemp at the White House. Once the Marihuana tax Act passed in 1937, hemp prohibition began around the world. The government put out propaganda to start the “war on drugs.”

Once World War II started, it was hard to import hemp from other regions. US government did something about that, they encouraged American farmers to grow hemp just for the war. However, once the war ended the government shut down all hemp operations across the Midwest and the industry vanished for quite a while. The war on drugs during that time made cannabis as a whole a taboo, which made all cannabis illegal until recently. Meanwhile, across the country there is millions of wild hemp growing to this day. In colonial America, you could pay for your taxes with hemp for over 200 years. Two states, Massachusetts and Connecticut, were ordered by law to grow Indian hemp in the 17th Century. And a person could be sentenced to jail if they didn’t grow hemp in the 18th Century.

Cannabis has been growing on our planet for as far back as they can remember, providing us with everything from paper to wellness. This history of hemp is extremely fascinating. Ending prohibition of hemp officially on December 21st 2018 with the signing of the Farm bill, hemp will raise again and it will be amazing for our earth!