Cannabidiol and the Law in Huston. Short Book review "Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness"
The book under discussion called “Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness: An Essential Guide for Using Nature's Medicine to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Inflammation, and More” is an excellent guide for those willing to start using cannabis-related health products.
176 pages written by Aliza Sherman (cofounder of Ellementa, the fastest growing women's network focused on health, wellness, and cannabis) give us the useful guide to easing chronic pain and health issues with CBD without THC.
Opponents of the legalization of medical cannabis and CBD point out that regular, long-term use leads to changes in the brain and mental health problems. It is worth noting, however, that cannabis, unlike other drugs, has far fewer side effects.
To begin with, it is worth remembering that the hemp plant contains a large number of different substances.
Among the substances present in cannabis, there are:
- tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which has a psychotropic effect on the human body;
- cannabidiol (CBD), which does not have a psychotropic effect, but brings a therapeutic effect for fighting many diseases; for example, epilepsy, cancer, AIDS, post-traumatic disorders and the like.
But what about the legitimacy of CBD cigarettes, CBD oil for sleeping and other related products? No worries, we can firmly say that CBD cigarettes is legal in Texas. Moreover, Cannabidiol has all the needed licenses and permits to be used according to Texas's Industrial Hemp Program.
Cannabis and its derivatives can be treated in many ways. But people who are convinced that absolutely all drugs are equally harmful and definitely more dangerous than alcohol, are perhaps puzzled by the fact that in Europe and overseas, marijuana is consistently legalized and increasingly used for medical purposes.
Myths debunked by Aliza Sherman
As we mentioned above, Aliza is well versed in the health benefits of CBD cigarettes. Therefore, she goes mad when talking about outdated myths and beliefs concerning Cannabis and CBD. Here are a few examples from her book:
CBD is addictive
Yes, but to a lesser extent than alcohol, nicotine and hard drugs. Addiction develops in about 10% of people as a rule, with a prolonged and daily intake of the substance (less often than in the case of caffeine).
In most cases, we are talking about psychological dependence. Physiological addiction to CBD does not exist. That is, there is no "withdrawal" due to the rejection of cannabis.
CBD cigarettes are more harmful than ordinary ones
CBD cigarettes, oil, wax and creams can relieve chronic pain, symptoms of multiple sclerosis, nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, epilepsy, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Cannabis has also been found to reduce the severity of symptoms in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by more than half. CBD also relieves seizures in Parkinson's syndrome.
Cannabis is dangerous to society
It's a difficult issue. Cannabis consumption does not stimulate aggressive behaviour (as is the case with alcohol). In contrast, people who are intoxicated with cannabis tend to behave more calmly, but they become drowsy and may have decreased libido.
If you saw an aggressive, inadequate person on the street who sticks to passers-by, they are definitely not under the influence of cannabis. This behaviour is more familiar with alcohol, cocaine etc. Typical "CBD smokers" are smiling chatty couch potatoes.
The danger to society is directly related to the legal status of cannabis. If a person who grows cannabis for personal use is imprisoned, they will quickly become criminals.
A girl who goes to visit dubious hucksters to get hold of weed for a party can easily be raped. And the guy who does the business of selling marijuana will most likely decide to sell harmful substances.
Partial or full legalization throughout the world would probably remove these questions. But so far, there is little hope that it will take place in the coming decades. Even the issue of medical cannabis has sparked a storm of outrage and confusion in many countries.
Access to CBD cigarettes is an opportunity for people with oncological ailments, epileptic, neurological, or military issues, suffering from post-traumatic syndrome without limbs (and this is crazy pain), to get rid of the pain and avoid side effects.
Studies of scientists, the American scientist Jokubas Ziburkus in particular, indicate that every human body contains endocannabinoids - compounds that affect a large number of processes in the human body. The cannabis plant contains similar phytocannabinoids.
Books about CBD do not advocate the use of cannabis. On the contrary, if there is no medical indication, we advise you to refuse it. And even if there is, it is better to think again because of possible problems with the law.
We are outraged by something else: more harmful substances (alcohol and tobacco) are freely available, and cannabinoids, which can be useful for many people, causes such a strong fear among people.