Q: What is hemp oil?
A: Hemp oil, or hemp seed oil, and cannabis flower essential oil are not synonymous. Hemp oil is legal in the United States and cannabis flower essential oil is not legal. Marijuana flavored lollipops and candies are not flavored with hemp oil, they are flavored with cannabis flower essential oil. Hemp oil is not used as a flavoring. Hemp seed oil is a vegetable oil that tastes much like safflower oil. Hemp oil is legal and is exempt from the definition of "marihuana" in the Controlled Substances Act 21 U.S.C. 802(16).
That's from industrialhemp.net
The confusion of terminology stems from the fact that Rick Simpson calls the oil he makes "Hemp oil". A more fitting term, in my opinion, is cannabis oil because we aren't talking about hemp seed oil here.
Just because marijuana has some cancer preventing properties, and oil is more concentrated, you can not put those together and say that it is a cure for terminal cancer.
You have to wonder why the government restricts research on this subject. Do they fear the outcome might prove once and for all that marijuana is a very good medicine? We already know it has medicinal properties that are undeniable, yet the government still refuses to recognize cannabis as having any medicinal value.
If we were allowed to study cannabis oil and it's benefits on cancer patients we would know without a doubt if it does or does not cure cancer.
The only thing I've heard about it helping cancer patients is to ease the nasuea that is caused by chemotherapy
That's not in concentrated amounts. Those are the effects of smoking/vaping/eating it.
You can't just give a bong to a terminaly ill patient tell them to smoke and there cancer dissapears?
Again, this isn't smoking we are talking about.
why would they prolong this knowing eventually we will find out
Money and pride. They try desperately to demonize cannabis so no one will question their motives when saying that marijuana has no medical value. All the while they are loading their pockets with the money they make from the drug war.
I have to believe that Rick Simpson has seen some miracles through the use of cannabis oil. He GIVES it away, he's put his neck on the line to provide this for patients at no cost. He was a cancer patient himself who was told there was nothing more they could do for him yet he's no longer suffering from cancer.
My only wish is that he would have approached this from a more appropriate angle. As far as I know he has no documentation or medical proof that he has cured cancer. This makes people doubt his findings. But, again, I doubt he'd risk his freedom for nothin
Edited by Greenhead, 20 January 2009 - 12:01 AM.