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FDA outlaws CBDs and hemp oil extracts claiming plant molecules belong to Big Pharma

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posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:01 PM
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The FDA just outlawed CBDs and hemp oil extracts by claiming all plant molecules now belong exclusively to Big Pharma

Most ATSers are already aware of the many amazing healing properties of cannabis, and its cannabinoids, incluing CBDs. Many are also well aware of the healing properties of high CBD oils, legal and available in all 50 states. And many of us have expressed our fears and/or outrage at the role Big Pharma has played in keeping this natural medicine illegal and unavailable to the masses. I guess this is the next play in their dirty game.


CBDs are non-psychoactive compounds found naturally in hemp plants. They work so well as powerful natural medicine that people everywhere are realizing CBDs work better than pharmaceuticals for treating epilepsy, seizures, neurological disorders and other serious health conditions (including HIV infections). So the FDA has just launched a massive regulatory assault against CBDs by invoking the most insane logic you've ever heard.


More specifically, not against CBDs, but against anyone and everyone not Big Pharma... how? Like this:


1) CBDs work so well that drug companies are now investigating them to be approved by the FDA as medicines.

2) Because CBDs are being investigated by drug companies, the FDA has granted CBDs status as being "investigated as a new drug."

3) Because CBDs work so well and have been authorized for drug investigations, the FDA now OUTLAWS them being sold as dietary supplements.

4) Now the FDA has begun sending warning letters to CBD makers, claiming they are in violation of FDA regulations because they are selling "adulterated products."


Adulterated? Really??? Yup. Adulterated.


In other words, the FDA just handed Big Pharma an absolute monopoly over CBDs (hemp oil extract) by ridiculously claiming such natural products are "adulterated" with molecules (CBDs) that the FDA says might one day become a drug.


So what exactly does the FDA say?


12. Can products that contain cannabidiol be sold as dietary supplements?

A. No. Based on available evidence, FDA has concluded that cannabidiol products are excluded from the dietary supplement definition under section 201(ff)(3)(B)(ii) of the FD&C Act. Under that provision, if a substance (such as cannabidiol) has been authorized for investigation as a new drug for which substantial clinical investigations have been instituted and for which the existence of such investigations has been made public, then products containing that substance are outside the definition of a dietary supplement. There is an exception if the substance was "marketed as" a dietary supplement or as a conventional food before the new drug investigations were authorized; however, based on available evidence, FDA has concluded that this is not the case for cannabidiol. For more information on this provision, including an explanation of the phrase "marketed as," see Draft Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues.

FDA is not aware of any evidence that would call into question its current conclusion that cannabidiol products are excluded from the dietary supplement definition under section 201(ff)(3)(B)(ii) of the FD&C Act.


However, Stuart Tomc, VP of Human Nutrition at CV Sciences (previously CannaVest), begs to differ:


“FDA routinely sends out warning letters for drug claims, however this issue originated from an FDA Q and A online post about marijuana, not dietary supplements. Notwithstanding the FDA’s Q&A posting, it is our opinion, which is broadly shared by the marketplace, that CBD has been marketed as a dietary supplement prior to commencement and public notice of any substantial clinical investigations instituted on CBD, thereby rendering the IND preclusion inapplicable.”


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I take objection to the entire process and a bureaucracy which has prioritized profits over people, at the expense of our health... and our very lives. Medical research has proven that cannabis and its cannabinoids are absolutely vital to our bodies' immune system and our health. Cannabis is a weed. It grows like crazy in all kinds of conditions all over the world. Given half a chance, anyone could grow their own medicine and treat -- if not cure! -- a whole host of diseases and conditions all by their lonesome. Even better, regular supplements or use as a food or tea, could serve to nurture and maintain health, and avoiding many diseases/conditions altogether. Every effort should be made to increase both our knowledge of and access to this powerful medicine; not restrict us. No one has the right to deny us the life nurturing and life saving benefits provided by the fruits of the earth, much less criminalize our use -- not in the name of our "safety," and sure as hell not in the name of patents and profits.



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posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:14 PM
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disgusting.
Deny the effects until the proof is too substantial... then ban/prohibit it.
Way to go FDA. Whats next?
Ginger? Honey? Apple Cider Vinegar?
How about water?



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:18 PM
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Shut up! Stop giving them ideas...


originally posted by: o0oTOPCATo0o
disgusting.
Deny the effects until the proof is too substantial... then ban/prohibit it.
Way to go FDA. Whats next?
Ginger? Honey? Apple Cider Vinegar?
How about water?



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:20 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea

horrible news, sadly not surprising, another demonstration of how corrupt our federal government is.

who can do anything about it? what are we going to do about it?
something NEEDS to be done about it.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:23 PM
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Stop voting democrat or republican, get those two loser parties out of DC...

this is a criminal decision in my opinion and the powers in DC will cheer as they know big profits are just months to a few years away.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:24 PM
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I agree with the second poster.

This is freaking outrageous.

Their drugs poison people! And ruin lives!

We all know what works but have to tolerate being told we are wrong.




posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: pryingopen3rdeye




who can do anything about it? what are we going to do about it? something NEEDS to be done about it.


The FDA is a public service, as the public, in an election year, we may refuse this service.

I believe we ought to, and it would save a pretty penny too: maybe we can start paying back the national debt.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: GoShredAK

and as this example demonstrates once they can no longer deny we are wrong, they will ban it and refuse us to have it until it profits them.


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posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:36 PM
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This is what Big Pharma wants, to control all of the medicines. It will someday be illegal to even talk about plant chemistry effects on people because these companies will seize the rights to them.

Through history humans have killed off the alchemists and witches because they did somewhat of the same thing.

The problem is they killed the good ones too, we cannot do that again.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:36 PM
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you should re-wright that as an instruction, cause i doubt 90% of Americans have a clue what they can actually do about the FDA, as in "how"



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:39 PM
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Believe it or not, they are starting to look into copyrights on the air we breathe since it comes from GMO plants that companies like Monsanto have the rights to.

It's literally like a Sci-Fi Dystopia movie.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:44 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea

My God...this is HUGE, telling, and QUITE disturbing! My guess is the Big Pharma investigations and trials will take decades, and end up with no positive findings for medicinal use.

Though, I don't think they'll get away with this one. It's at the point where they'll have to be kicking down doors across the nation to rip out plants people are using to make their own medicine.

Land of the Free indeed.

Just want to clarify regarding "no positive findings for medicinal use" - I believe it's pretty obvious there are PLENTY of medicinal uses, I just think the Big Pharma studies won't find them on purpose (unless it's an isolated, patentable chemical within)
edit on 3/21/2016 by dogstar23 because: clarification



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:46 PM
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I guess it`s just a matter of time before big pharm patents air molecules and starts charging us to breathe "their" air.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: dogstar23
a reply to: Boadicea

My God...this is HUGE, telling, and QUITE disturbing! My guess is the Big Pharma investigations and trials will take decades, and end up with no positive findings for medicinal use.

Though, I don't think they'll get away with this one. It's at the point where they'll have to be kicking down doors across the nation to rip out plants people are using to make their own medicine.

Land of the Free indeed.


We will enjoy our servitude, no matter how much it costs.

Ridiculous ruling and one that could never be policed entirely.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:48 PM
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a reply to: Tardacus

A miraculous new substance called h2o has been found to lubricate the organs so well that big pharma is trying to get it FDA approved. Meanwhile, the sale of h2o has been suspended until the FDA can approve it. Everyone then dies of thirst.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:51 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea

Hate to be that guy, but is Natural News the only source?



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea

Now if we can convince all of the partisan slaves to stop voting for the two party system and actually change the way Washington works we will all be better off. If Trump runs independent after the Republicans kick him out at the convention I don't think the Establishment will know what hit them.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:53 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea

Another scumbag move by the FDA, shocking


Disgusting state of affairs



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea

American politicians are under the complete control of the pharma lobby.

American politicians have granted Pharma 100% immunity from damage claims for vaccine damage.
Americans consume 80% of the world's prescription painkillers.

Related??? Might be from the guilt and pain of seeing all the damaged children.



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