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This is a firm kick in the teeth for activists, patients, and consumers that today still face 14 years locked away in a cage with rapists, murders, and paedophiles for daring to try and provide themselves with a plant that helps to improve their daily lives.

This division is alive and well today as increasingly we are seeing more CBD companies proliferate lies and propaganda about THC in an attempt to keep the more powerful cannabinoid from being made freely available to the public. This includes demonising THC, perpetuating the skunk myth, and declaring that their CBD is safe as its from Hemp and not from the dangerous demon plant cannabis, This is a firm kick in the teeth for activists, patients, and consumers that today still face 14 years locked away in a cage with rapists, murders, and paedophiles for daring to try and provide themselves with a plant that helps to improve their daily lives. The white-washing and gentrifying of the cannabis scene and especially the CBD industry is nothing new. Cannabis culture has been being co-opted for decades by allowing

middle-class white kids to freely consume while members of improvised and ethnic and minority communities still face extreme prejudice and discrimination. This has led to a postcode lottery in terms of whether you will be oppressed by the local constabulary for taking autonomy of your healthcare and well being. A quick snapshot of the British Cannabis industry shows that although CBD especially CBD derived from European hemp has gotten off to a good start, there is no doubt that it won’t outperform THC and whole plant products when the inevitable happens and cannabis is ubiquitously relegalised in the UK and across the world. Whether the decision comes from in Westminster or the United Nations secretariat building it is irrelevant as every single part of the cannabis plant will be globally relegalised. The full ubiquitous relegalisation of Cannabis is inevitable, it's just a matter of time.

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