This article was just sent by Doctor Mitchell (Medical Director at AGRiMED and CEO of Hemp Commodity Industries). These companies are working with UNVC to produce a cannabis transdermal patch.
Vitamins are substances that you need in order to remain healthy, which are found in food or can be eaten in the form of pills. Above is one definition of vitamins. The skin of our body makes another vitamin, which results when the natural sunlight hits our skin. Because of the importance of this vitamin and the clothes that we wear, fortified Vitamin D has been infused into milk and other foods to make sure that the body gets enough Vitamin D to make and maintain proper calcium levels for normal bone health.
Over the last 50 years, vitamin D has owned all the discussion around bone health and calcium balance. Well, well, recent medical studies in 2018 are finding this not to be true with the large meta-analytic studies on vitamin D, calcium and bone fractures. So what’s up!
Another bodily system was discovered back in 1992 called the Endocannabioid System, discovered by Dr R. M. , but still today it is not being taught in medical schools to our doctors. There has been much written about this regulatory system around the world while medical schools in America have been in lockdown with threat of incarceration if you study this system without permission from the Drug Enforcement Administration. It has taken a retro engineering approach of the components of the Cannabis sativa L plant that has taught us that this bodily system is real and works to do what vitamins do—maintain and sustain our health.
I have a dog in this fight! As an orthopaedic surgeon and medical researcher times 40 plus years, I was taught one thing back in medical school and now many of the medical conclusions taught then are not true today. This is due to the art and science of medicine and the half-life of knowledge of orthopaedics or any other medical science. Our ABC’s have not changed, but in orthopaedics, the half-life of this scientific knowledge is five years. So, if I do the math, if I have not kept current with current medical studies and research, only 16% of my orthopaedic knowledge would be current and relevant.
Now, stop research on any given medical subject and that time decay will stop the discovery of new pathways to and for new treatments, medicines and possible cures. This governmental lockdown for Cannabis sativa L started back in the 1930s with the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act. This tax act was not really about the psychogenic elements of this plant species but more about the impact that Marijuana’s sister, of the same species, Hemp, would have on the agricultural and paper industries. Then, this same species Cannabis sativa L got caught in the “War on Drugs” and this botanical species was further demonized and classified into a Schedule 1 controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act of 1970. The Controlled Substance Act (CSA) (1970) replaced all previous federal laws concerned with "dangerous drugs”. Comprehensive categorization of all psychoactive drugs was deemed to have abuse potentials. Hemp, the sister of marijuana, has been guilty in the name of Cannabis sativa L as a species of a botanical plant which has many advantages as a vitamin with recent global research.
Again, vitamins are substances that our bodies need to develop and function normally. They include vitamins A, C, D, E, and K, choline, and the B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and folate/folic acid).
Vitamin CBD has been at work in our biological make-up without a true appreciation until recent research done outside the United Sates of America has forced a new look at an old friend. The science is complex and not the purpose of this article. The Farm Bill of 2018 which is predicted to be passed by Congress in December 2018 will open the floodgates to a new awareness for this biological system and Vitamin CBD which will be unchained for research and education about all the medical properties found in Cannabis sativa L.
Eric I. Mitchell, MD MA FACPE CPE
Chief Executive Officer
Hemp Commodity Industries, LLC