The number of US acres devoted to hemp is 100 times greater than five years ago

The US defines industrial hemp as cannabis sativa plants containing 0.3% or less THC. Any higher than that, so to speak, and the plants are considered marijuana, which is federally outlawed. Before 2015, hemp was virtually nonexistent in terms of US agriculture, because the Controlled Substances Act lumped it along with all cannabis plants (also known as marijuana) in 1970 as a Schedule I substance with “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”

Scientists discover the reason why anxious people smoke marijuana

The US defines industrial hemp as cannabis sativa plants containing 0.3% or less THC. Any higher than that, so to speak, and the plants are considered marijuana, which is federally outlawed. Before 2015, hemp was virtually nonexistent in terms of US agriculture, because the Controlled Substances Act lumped it along with all cannabis plants (also known as marijuana) in 1970 as a Schedule I substance with “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”

Our veterans deserve the well-being that medical cannabis can provide

The physical and mental trauma that veterans experience as a result of their military service extends far beyond the end of their participation in combat-related roles. To recognize the sacrifices veterans have made to protect our country, state and federal lawmakers must continue to expand access to crucial treatment options and programs that assist veterans who are struggling with post-war illnesses. These should include making medical cannabis available to all veterans.

Is Cannabis an Effective Treatment for PTSD?

Numbers don’t lie. And, it’s hard to argue with the numbers published in a new study examining the effects of cannabis on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its associated symptoms. A team of researchers led by Stephanie Lake of the University of British Columbia found that PTSD sufferers were significantly more likely to experience major depression and suicidal ideation unless they used marijuana.