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One of the legacies of the drug war is the major problem caused for the CBD industry and for the patients who want to get CBD. During the height of the drug war, there was pressure to allow the cultivation of hemp as a product and amazingly, we can’t allow the cultivation of hemp because American law enforcement can’t tell the difference between a stalk and a bush

In very prohibitionist France, hemp was cultivated. In communist China, hemp was cultivated. But we can’t allow this in America, because we couldn’t even talk about hemp cultivation at Monticello – Thomas Jefferson’s estate where he wrote about it, he grew hemp. But we can’t talk about it because that would send the wrong message to children…How do we deal with this? How do we keep marijuana suppressed while allowing the cultivation of an agricultural staple that was grown all over the world for thousands of years? 

You put a 0.3 percent limit on the amount of THC in a plant. Mother Nature never heard of that, to put it mildly. So this is something that was done basically to keep marijuana illegal, to suppress it. Even hemp seed oil, which had only possibly the tiniest traces of THC, never mind having enough to have any effect, the DEA tried very hard to block it and to keep it from being used. When the British based Body Shop started adding hemp seed oil to some of its topicals, you would have thought that they were making everything in the world radioactive. 

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The extent of the suppression of cannabis generally had to start with suppressing hemp. This whole business of a limit of 0.3 percent THC is something that was basically put into law to suppress medical marijuana and suppress hemp cultivation generally. There is no scientific basis for this, it is a huge problem for farmers. 

The fact is that this whole thing, which would seem to be unrelated to marijuana because there is no THC in hemp, is in fact all about that. It’s all about maintaining prohibition, is all about maintaining the power of the police over your bodies. This is something that as a senior citizen, I really want to address when we talk about other topics, because this is something that literally will kill us. To add to the absurdity of these arbitrary limits on THC, 0.3 percent THC in hemp cultivation with processing it is most likely to go away almost completely. This is, again, something that has no basis in either agricultural or are in medicine or in chemistry. This is all a political tool that is primarily a function of the drug war

Richard Cowan

CBDSeniors.com co-founder is long-time marijuana legalization advocate, Richard Cowan. Cowan’s December 1973 cover-article in the late William F. Buckley’s National Review magazine, calling for American Conservatives to support marijuana legalization drew international attention the absurdity of marijuana prohibition and was described as opening a new front in the drug war.

In The December 6, 1986 issue of National Review, Cowan’s cover article, How the Narcs Created Crack, is credited with introducing “the Iron Law of Prohibition” and became the subject of a book on the economics of contraband, the stronger the drugs.
From August 1992 to August 1995 Cowan served as executive director of NORML. Cowan decided to help found CBDSeniors.com because the remnants of marijuana prohibition continue to block access to CBD in many areas, and prohibition makes standardized testing more difficult. He also wants to de-stigmatize the cannabis plant to senior citizens who were fed lies and misinformation throughout their entire life. Cowan now lives in Europe where he works with marijuana legalization activists.

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Richard Cowan

CBDSeniors.com co-founder is long-time marijuana legalization advocate, Richard Cowan. Cowan’s December 1973 cover-article in the late William F. Buckley’s National Review magazine, calling for American Conservatives to support marijuana legalization drew international attention the absurdity of...