Medical Series By Wendy Askew, MD
To CBD, or not to CBD.
That is the question on the minds of many: politicians, citizens, patients. My answer is yes to cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, as well as to THC. The time for medical marijuana to move forward in Texas has come. CBD is a chemical constituent of the hemp plant, aka cannabis or marijuana. The plant is one of the most practical known and can be refined into a variety
of commercial items including: paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, insulation, biofuel, food, animal feed, and medicinals. The history of how the hemp plant came to be demonized in American culture is a sordid tale of greed, racism and propaganda, all used to protect the financial interests of some of the wealthiest men in American history. It rewrote the true story of the incredibly versatile and beneficial plant that had the potential to be an economic and health boon to this country.
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