Several Cannabis-related bills have been introduced by the U.S. Congress in the current 114th Session. Three of these relate specifically to CBD.
Numerous commercial start-ups have jumped on the CBD bandwagon. But along with a growing awareness of CBD as a potential health aid there has been a proliferation of misconceptions.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and medical advisor to the masses, doesn’t want to be on the wrong side of history. On August 11 Gupta narrated a “Special Report” on CNN that provided dramatic examples of Cannabis exerting beneficial effects. In the days before it aired he made media appearances to apologize for his role in having “systematically misled” the American people about marijuana.
As cannabis reforms sweep the nation, it is clear the U.S. has reached a pivotal point in the marijuana dispute. Martin A. Lee’s new book Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana—Medical, Recreational and Scientific provides an unprecedented history of the controversial plant.
“Hallelujah and glory be to Smoke Signals, Martin Lee’s bodacious new book, which chronicles everything and everyone worth chronicling in the annals of marijuana—from our nation’s first president who grew it; to our nation’s first Drug Czar who aimed to kill it; to Cheech & Chong, who made it hysterically funny…”