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"There are no deaths from cannabis use anywhere; you can't find them."
DR LESTER GRINSPOON
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
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"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine thy food. For the physician tends, but nature mends"
So said Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine.
But in NZ, food cannot be medicine; and if a food or herb is registered as a medicine, then it cannot be a food or a herbal remedy. Funnily enough, MedSafe, the regulator, also does not think food should have health benefits. Whic is at odds with both Hippocrates and modern science.
In fact, you cant even make health claims about foods that allow consumers to make informed choices.
Who benefits from such a system? Citizens?
Our most valuable crop; hemp; provides food, fibre, medicine, and pleasure.
Hemp was made illegal in the 20th century.
Industrial Hemp is Cannabis Sativa, and humans have used it since before recorded history.
'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 only Cannabis is a 'triple crop'.
Only Hemp provides food, fibre, and medicine.
Hemp is a 'nutra-ceutical', a food with big health benefits.
Unlike medicines, 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 cannabinoid levels could reduce the number of sick people, while also allowing many people to 'self medicate'. Enriched foods would have both preventative and curative potential for some 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 is uniquely rich in both, and it has 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 medicine?
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 appear to have betrayed the public interet by making CBD a controlled drug - against their own internal advice, over the objections of ESR, and by wilfully misinterpreting international law.
Why did government tell us that Hemp is 'not medical', while also making Hemp a pharmaceutical feedstock for MedCan companies?
We think you, and your children should benefit.
Join us. Lets improve things through education.