What's Cannabis? - Duke's Materia Tonica
July 20, 2017 22:00
Cannabis flowers and leaves are a recreational drug and intoxicant that is traditionally used by many cultures as a narcotic to cause physical, emotional, and mental impairment. Cannabis flowers and leaves are non-ingestible plant parts which are not foods and not dietary supplements. The intoxicant effects of cannabis is because the flowers and leaves contain cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD.
Cannabinoids Are Intoxicants that Impair Physical, Emotional, and Mental Functions †
The consumption of cannabis has no health, wellness, nor well-being benefits. Because they are intoxicating, cannabis flowers and leaves have no viable nutrients and are not medicinal; therefore cannabis flowers and leaves are not used nutritionally for their nutrients and are not used in herbalism nor researched within herbal medicine. For example, CBD interferes with the body's natural processes in fat metabolism, acting as a substitute recreational drug.
Medical Cannabis is Pseudoscience Drug Quackery †
The medical industry and government agencies wrongly promote and prescribe cannabis flowers and leaves and cannabinoid derivatives, such as THC and CBD, for quackery uses to inappropriately treat and manage diseases and conditions.
Cannabis is Not Hemp
The recreational drug and intoxicant commonly known as cannabis in not industrial hemp nor hemp seeds, since hemp seeds do not contain any significant amount of cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD.
Edible Hemp Seed Oil Contains Essential Nutrients †
Hemp is an economical industrial plant that has strong fibers which are used in the manufacture of clothing and other materials.
Hemp seeds are a superfood that are crushed and eaten as part of complete balanced meals and to make the dietary supplement hemp seed oil. Hemp seeds are used medicinally within herbalism and herbal medicine and nutritionally for their essential nutrients.