HEMP MEDICINE 1o1
Getting Healthy, Not High
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"There are no deaths from cannabis use anywhere; you can't find them."
DR LESTER GRINSPOON
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
A Political Plant,
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Food is medicine.
Hemp Cannabis is the Queen of Herbs,
Basically, evidence strongly suggests that politicians and regulators have sought to deny us - by what seems fraud - Hemp foods for health "to distinguish between a food and a therapeutic good...to avoid blurring the line between food and therapeutic." Or, in plain english, to create a pharmaceutical monopoly in 'Medical cannabis', which is, believe it or not, also Hemp.
Hemp is 'medical Cannabis'?
Well, Hemp is a food plant, that has been turned into a pharmaceutical; by what seems likely an abuse of authority to protect the revenues of the regulator. Sigh. Politics.
The TPA seeks to control anything "used to maintain or protect normal human health" without any public or political accountability. It eliminates the 'food' category, and sets a path to create medical monopolies for everything.
While MedSafe assures us that everything will be regulated "in risk proportionate fashion", the contortions that they have pulled to make Hemp and its extracts (like CBD) controlled drugs suggests otherwise, very strongly indeed.
Please check our allegations for yourself, compare them to the source documents, and let us know what you think. This issue seems indicative of the political rot and hypocrisy that threatens our species. As the founder of NZs Hemp Industry, Donald MacIntosh, puts it "I'm sick and tired of all the lies and deceit coming from officials in Wellington. They continue to disable the hemp industry."
Complaint: Director General of Health,
In 2006 NZ had world leading legislation (the Hemp Regulations) that allowed licensed NZ Hemp Farmers to make and sell "any product of Hemp" (eg. CBD foods and teas) to Kiwis.
CBD, and other Hemp cannabinoids, are basically 'wi fi' molecules that regulate and protect a huge range of health functions.
But these Hemp Regulations were disabled by the Regulator of our 'Ministry of Health' (MedSafe), and licensed Hemp farmers were threatened with the loss of their license if they made CBD products.
Then, in 2016,
Despite The Food Regulator (FSANZ) acknowledgement of CBDs safety and benefit,
AGAINST MedSafes own internal advice, and
OVER the strong and repeated objections of the New Zealand Forensic Chemistry team at ESR,
AGAINST International Treaty, and
COUNTER to the European Court of Justice' findings, MedSafe made Hemp CBD a controlled drug, by what seems dubious means.
This snuffed out the categories of 'food, supplement, and herbal remedy'.
Leaving only a pharamaceutical pathway.
MedSafe did this via a legal opinion that seems a fraud. An interpretation of international law that it seems so obviously perverse they hid it under legal privilege.
Legally. this action seems to qualify as Criminal Nuisance. But owing to the nature of politics and law, it seems like Judicial Review is the most realistic chance for redress.
Good journalists 'follow the money', and, due to its dependence on product levies for over 90% of its revenues, MedSafe has clear financial motive to protect its own power and wealth against Hemp products improving public health through the food chain. Its also arguably led to MedSafes capture NHPs with the Therapeutic Products Act.
Why would MedSafe seek total regulatory control of Hemp and NHPs?
Consider this. Plants are our original medicines, and are used by more than 80% of humans as medicine still. Furthermore, all animals have a Cannabinoid system, named after the plant. (Other plants contain other important molecules)
30-50% of all medicines (about half a trillion USD p/yr) target our Cannabinoid system, because it regulates almost everything (with signalling molecules called cannabinoids).
Neither the Cannabinoid system, plant medicine, nor nutrition are taught in most medical schools.
According to a patent by the US Dept of Health and Human Services, Cannabinoids are "anti-oxidants and neuroprotectants."
Cannabinoids can even kill cancer
Curiously, professional medical organisations and regulators are reluctant to acknowledge animal Cannabinoid receptors (GPCRs) are
"the most successful drug target class in pharmaceuticals, treating a wide variety of indications such as pain, inflammation, neurobiological and metabolic disorders. Many independent studies have also demonstrated a key role for GPCRs in tumourigenesis, establishing their involvement in cancer initiation, progression, and metastasis."
Instead, NZs universities, medical organisations and regulators largely insist "nothing to see here."
Cannabinoids are natures favourite way to exchange information. In mammals they are basically 'wi-fi' signals that maintain and protect our health the way your wifi system keeps your apps and devices online at home. So, evening out pain? Check. Making cancer cells suicide? Check. Preventing epilepsy? Check. etc.
Thats probably a big part of why Hemp is a prohibited food and a controlled drug in New Zealand. After all, a patient cured is a customer lost; and a food plant that contains cancer cures - and more - would be bad for business.
Its certainly why you hear all the 'woo' talk about Hemp / Cannabis being good for almost everything. Because they make bad things good. Thats their job. To keep things 'goldilocks'; or as the medical people say "to maintain homeostasis".
Hemp is Cannabis, and Cannabis is a safe, cheap, food plant, and its guaranteed to us as food by international treaty (article 28, UNSCN 1961).
But in NZ and Australia it is a prohibited food. This means that none of us can support our wifi system with the Queen of Herbs.
In fact, MedSafe, in my opinion, seems to have pulled a deliberate, unethical, and dishonest deception - to deny us Hemp cannabinoid foods. It had a clear financial motive in doing so, to protect its monopoly power and revenues; and our own Ministers of Health set the ball rolling "to distinguish between a food and a therapeutic good...to avoid blurring the line between a food and a therapeutic" (FSANZ P1042).
'Food' of course is a category anyone can work with, and as MedSafe has shown us with Hemp, they CANNOT be trusted to regulate things in the 'risk proportionate' way they promise to. Yet that is what they ask us to do with NHPs; trust that they will regulate it in ways that serve the public and small business. Even though they seem to have done fraud to prevent that with Hemp CBDs. Without a values base, or health KPIs, our regulator appears a menace.
As safe as grapefruit; Hemp has been a Sacred plant since the dawn of human history. A strategic resource, valued as food, medicine, clothing, incense, and more. In 1937, it was demonised and prohibited by US politicians over the strong objections of the American Medical Association.
The public in over 24 US States have since overturned those dishonest laws. But there are signs of a corrupt corporate counteroffensive in the US, UK, France and Italy. Because over half of all medicines target our 'cannabinoid system'. Controlling that market is worth over half a trillion dollars, explaining why public misdirection continues from institutions today. NZs Governments, Ministries, Universities, and broadcasters continue to spread confusion and ignorance. Preventing change.
But Hemps value remains embedded, like a fly in amber, in an apex international treaty.
The top global treaty on drugs, UNSCN 1961 specifically frees Hemp / Cannabis of all controls as a horticultural crop; which obviously includes food. It is incredibly safe and beneficial due to its numerous dietary cannabinoids (and more).
Elite circles know that human (and animal) health relies on "wi-fi" signals called Cannabinoids, which we constantly make in our body and brain.
They also occur in many beneficial foods.
eg. Black Pepper has one, Echinacea has two, and Cannabis has more than one hundred and eighty, (thats three times more our than own sixty cannabinoids!)
These molecules ensure normal function. They prevent 'abnormal function', like pain, epilepsy, cancer, etc etc.
In simple english,
"Cannabinoids are messengers of health"
So its odd that, UNSCNs "freedom from control as a horticultural crop", is specifically rejected by the Australasian Food Code. Instead, Hemp / Cannabis is so totally prohibited as to suggest it poses a great danger to the public, instead of the real benefit it promises. The only risk Hemp offers is to pharma cartel revenues.
Given Hemp CBDs could change, and even save, some peoples lives. Its sad that people are suffering and dying without them, while a monopoly market is being protected, and another created from what seems a long con.
In 2016 the Food Regulator, (FSANZ) found itself tasked with asessing a CBD Hemp food application. This, it obviously concluded, was very safe and suggested impressive public health benefits.
But, FSANZ noted, Aussie and Kiwi Ministers of health had asked FSANZ to set a maximum limit of CBD in foods, "to distinguish between a food and a therapeutic good" and "to avoid blurring the line between food and therapeutic good".
ie. to deny the public access to safe and beneficial foods. Which seems unethical for public representatives and public servants.
FSANZ however felt unable to do prohibit these safe and benefical compounds from the public in a legally durable way.
Perhaps coincidentally, NZs regulator, MedSafe, then, - incorrectly, and against its own specific advice - suddenly alleged that CBD was a controlled drug under MoDA (The Misuse of Drugs Act).
If true, that would prohibibt useful CBD from being allowed as food.
Luckily NZs own Police Forensic laboraty, ESR, had a General Manager of tremendous integrity, Dr Keith Bedford.
He, and ESRs Chemistry Team, used facts to negate MedSafes argument that CBD was a controlled drug.
Dr Bedford even made a statement to the High Court on it, such was his commitment to good science and honest law.
Because the regulators couldnt over rule Police forensic chemists and assoc. Police management, this meant CBD Hemp foods were looking good.
But, (bizarrely in a health crisis), MedSafe seemed determined to block public access to CBD foods.
It conjured a legal opinion no one can see - which interprets UNSCN 1961 as having said the opposite of what it actually says.
By their interpretation, CBD is a controlled drug. But thats not what the Treaty says at all, especially not in regard to food regulation.
So we should look at the legal opinon they used to block CBD Hemp foods, and to disable the Hemp industry.
But no one is allowed to look.
Perhaps coincidentally, NZ grown and sold Hemp CBD products would have then been outside MedSafes revenue stream, and would also have (counterintuitively) undermined MedSafes revenues by
1. improving public health, and by
2. providing an alternate 'non-medical' choice for consumers. Which only seems unreasonable in a corporate capitalist hell hole, where consumers are stock units instead of citizens; not Godzone country.
Seems like a weird and unlikely problem for a Ministry of Health, right? For the regulatory brain of our Ministry?
Might MedSafes market oriented heart be the problem, at a policy level? Does our health system; and its regulator; require a fundamental rethink? Might the commercial model here be anti public service and anti public health? Might it be symptomatic of the way our entire political economy is aligned, and explain our worsening national condition, and rising inequality?
Because if denying the public CBD foods is public service in health, then something seems to have gone terribly wrong.
Because this was their quandry...
"How do we block public access to CBD foods?
When the food regulator says its safe, and useful, and the Police Chemists say its legal?
How do we block public access to this useful food that could address many of the problems faced by our people?
After seven years of digging, I personally think that they did it by fraud. Thats my honest opinon after seven years of trying to figure out why the wrong thing just always seemed to be done at every turn.
They can prove their innocence by lifting the legal privilege that seems to be hiding a lie.
If its not a lie, its a legal idiocy - ill put $50 on that - but I dont think its idiocy.
If im wrong, it will be very embaressing, and ill say sorry. But I dont think im wrong.
So far they have refused at least two requests from me, and perhaps several more from others to lift legal privilege from the advice they used to set in train the creation of a pharmaceutical Hemp Cannabis monopoly. It all began with them extinguishing the Category of Food for CBDs though, which needed this mysterious legal advice to be achieved. Mysterious legal advice for what seems likely to be an unethical act of public malfeasance.
Previously they have cited a "lack of public interest" as excuse for hiding their legal advice.
Id like you to help me make it a known subject of public interest please.
Did they lie, hide the lie, and leverage the lie to deny us foods for life and health? Public service exerts power in our name; we consent because we expect public service. - If a fraud has been committed, it suggests serious investigation and remedies are required.
These remedies include not only accountability from the political and bureaucratic classes that have denied us foods for life and health, (re: the 'misclassification' of CBD foods).
But of more vital interest; this regulators recent regulatory ramraid on parliament needs to be reconsidered, given what seems a clear disconnection between it and public service or the public interest.
Rubber stamped by MPs and parties who never seemed to address its self granting of sweeping and invasive police powers, in excess of those enjoyed by the police themselves. These changes seem scary and unneeded, especially if you cant trust them to do the right thing. Our lack of a constitution could prove problematic in time.
Furthermore, its recent capture of Natural Health Products - and their removal from the Food Act - suggests that they, like Hemp, are vulnerable to pharmaceutical capture. Which also seems counter to the public interest.
How can we trust that they will regulate NHPs "risk appropriately" when they've regulated super safe, super useful, Hemp as an unaffordable pharmaceutical/controlled drug; and seem to have prohibited it as a food by lies?
However, if MedSafe releases the legal advice (and emails around it) behind what appears a fraud, and the advice is in fact sound public service, we can move on.
But MedSafe has repeeatedly refused to release legal privilege on how it denied us CBD foods for life and health. When it gives an excuse, it cites "lack of public interest".
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outlines the fraud. Click the link and read it for yourself.
If you do read the case; and check the evidence; please also read the top two food grade CBD applications in OIA le Brun. These are from the same year, and reveal the desperation of politicians and regulators to "meet the challenge of increased demand for (food grade) CBD" by creating barriers to access that would ultimately become pharmaceutical grade Hemp.
Because its not about health or public service.
Welcome to the crazy world of Cannabis politics, where the paradox of our regulators, politicians, and academics 'public service' is laid bare. Once you know enough to see behind their lies of omission and commission, and the threat healthy happy people pose to the pharmaceutical, alcohol, and tobacco industries.
Honestly, lets just start doing the right thing.
This suggests that our regulator should perhaps have a different funding model than levies on the industry it regulates. Especially given its lack of KPIs for improving public health.
The fact that New Zealand public hospitals feed slop to their patients is evidence to the dead soul of public service in health politics.
"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine thy food. For the physician tends, but nature mends"
So said Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine.
Hemp provides food, fibre, pleasure, and a dizzying array of therapeutic benefits. Its a strategic resource for a resilient and sustainable future.
'Sativa' is an ancient name, only given to beneficial crops. It means 'cultivated'.
Oats, Peas, Lettuce, Carrots, Parsnips, Alfalfa, Saffron and Cannabis are all 'Sativa'.
But Hemp is also a 'nutra-ceutical', a food with big health benefits. Your ability to access hemp will reduce your need for pharmaceuticals, and this is a threat to both big pharma and the regulators who clip the ticket on its products.
Unlike medicines; which are often dangerous, addictive, or have severe side effects that require prescribing more medicines; Hemp is safe. Unlike 'medicines', which often contain a. single active ingredient, Hemp contains many active, safe, and beneficial compounds. Hemp is a 'poly-pharmaceutical' food plant.
This means that, if a legal food, and understood, Hemp foods full of natural cannabinoids (CBDs) could reduce the number of sick people, while also allowing many people to 'self medicate'. CBD enriched foods seem able to prevent and cure many otherwise difficult conditions.
Thats because, all animals have an 'endocannabinoid system', that regulates and protects our health with fatty molecules called 'cannabinoids'. https://www.phytecs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/IntroductionECS.pdf
This physiological system uses Omega 3/6 fatty acids to make cannabinoids which regulate and protect our health. Hemp seed is uniquely rich in both, and Hemp leaf and flowers contain 3x the cannabinoids we naturally do too.
So, why cant you grow Hemp?
Why is our oldest crop a prohibited food?
What did 'Labour' break the 2006 Hemp Regulations and make hemp into a pharmaceutical instead of a herbal remedy?
New Zealanders have no idea that products of Hemp were legal from 2006-2018, and that MedSafe chose to misinterpret those regulations so as to deny hemp farmers an industry; and to deny the public access to products of hemp.
MedSafe/Medicines Control stopped licensed hemp farmers from making (and selling) legal kiwi Hemp products as per the 2006 Hemp regulations and created a 'medical cannabis' cartel instead. Along the way they seem to have made CBD a controlled drug against their own internal advice, over the objections of ESR, and by wilfully misinterpreting international law.
Lets mark their work. My Poppa was a public servant, and he would have been dismayed by the 'unChristian' actions that seem to exist here.
Lets lift that legal privilege ai?
Why did government tell us that Hemp is 'not medical', while making Hemp a pharmaceutical feedstock for MedCan companies?
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