On today’s show, Part 1 of a 2 part ‘series’ on the subject of CBD, Dr. J and Dr. Bunny discuss the long and fascinating history of ‘the evil weed’. While they agree that the background of cannabis is fascinating and long standing, it is also confusing.
So, where did it all begin? How did it start? Who were the first group of people to use ‘pot’? How did they use it?
Did it begin in the 20s and 30s with the beatniks or later, in the 60 and 70s, with the hippies?
Dr. J tells us, that there is archeological evidence that the cultivation and use of cannabis has been around, used and cultivated, for over ‘200,000 years’. He says that the natives of Asia, India and native America used it for medicine, ointments, rituals, textiles and clothing. And hemp has been used for ropes. Did you know that hemp was the #1 rope used in shipping? Dr. J mentions how sturdy it is as well as that the plant ‘grows like a weed’.
Dr. J and Dr. Bunny compare the current CBD climate to Alcohol and Prohibition. Trying to make it illegal only created more interest and use. A lot of people got rich and a lot of people went to jail as a result of Prohibition. And, to add to the confusion, thirty-three states and the District of Columbia currently have passed laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form.
The District of Columbia and 11 states — Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington — have adopted the most expansive laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Illinois became the second most-populous state to legalize recreational marijuana. Vermont became the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use through the legislative process, rather than via a ballot measure. Vermont’s law allows for adults age 21 and over to grow and possess small amounts of cannabis. However, it does not permit the sale of nonmedical cannabis. Some other state laws similarly decriminalized marijuana, but did not initially legalize retail sales. Very confusing.
Most other states allow for limited use of medical marijuana under certain circumstances. Some medical marijuana laws are broader than others, with types of medical conditions that allow for treatment varying from state to state. Louisiana, West Virginia and a few other states allow only for cannabis-infused products, such as oils or pills.
A number of states have also decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
This show continues next week when we will learn more about this controversial subject.
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