Comments on International Cannabis Scheduling

The following letter was posted and uploaded to in response to a call for comments by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in conjunction with the World Health Organization regarding the scheduling of cannabis and its various forms. To Whom It May Concern, The Ohio Rights Group (ORG) is responding to request by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for comments concerning the International Drug Scheduling for five substances: Cannabis plant and cannabis resin, extracts and tinctures of cannabis, THC, CBD, and stereoisomers of THC. The ORG is 501(c)(4) non-partisan, organization that advocates for the rights of Ohioans to make medical, therapeutic and industrial use of the Ca

Your Endocannabinioid System: Proof that Marijuana is Medicine

You know you’ve got a heart (or at least I think you do). You know you have lungs. You know you possess a spine (well, at least some people do …). Kidding aside, these organs permit your body – and you – to function. Respectively, they are part of your circulatory system, your respiratory system and your nervous system. I’m going to tell you about another bodily system that is also integral to you. It is called the “endocannabinoid” system (ECS), pronounced [en‧duh‧kuh‧nab‧uh‧noid]. I’ll bet you’ve heard of marijuana. No? Do you have a brain? Our favorite herb is often referred to by its scientific name: cannabis. It’s an ancient plant species that has followed mankind from prehistoric times

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