Paradigm Shifters this week is shifting paradigms for me! Hopefully for you too!
Meet Chris Boucher of Canna West Corporation a true pioneer in product research on industrial hemp. He presents a quick tour of Cannibis 101 and the vibrant frontiers of the federal legislation about hemp. Up and coming is “The CARERS ACT”. In words, the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act. According to a Huffington Post article (http://t.co/zbOWI2Goh3), “the drug’s well-established safety profile and broad use in treatment should reassure lawmakers that it does not belong in the same category as cocaine and methamphetamine, but even placing cannabis in Schedule II could launch an exciting new era in American medical research.” Chris recommends we influence our representatives to look clearly at this subject.
Honestly I had no idea that hemp used to be the number one money making crop in the 16 and 17 hundreds. Fascinating how crops can be curtailed to cultivate power bases, influence politics or the marketplace.