CBD vs FENTANYL - A CASE OF GOOD VS EVIL
Why are the powers that be pushing killer drugs like Fentanyl while medicinal CBD is suppressed? At the heart of the matter, a battle between good and evil rages...
"If it's synthetic, than it's patentable, then you can make a lot of money. It it's natural, its not patentable, and you can't make a lot of money. So, in the eyes of the money man, synthetic is good and natural is bad. That is why herbals are seldom prescribed by your doctor."
Back in the day, the now discredited Reefer Madness propaganda program led by the Federal Government painted marijuana as a very dangerous drug. Marijuana was an evil narcotic that led to tragedy; insanity, murder, suicide.
The consensus version of reality today is that marijuana's effects exactly oppose the Federal government's diatribe. In states where marijuana was legalized, suicide, drug overdose, DUI all went down, significantly. For reasons that are not yet evident, in places where marijuana is legal, teens consume less. It is reasonable to guess that the local dealer on the corner went out of business which hampered access.
"Marijuana is a dangerous drug. We don't know what it does. We need to study it more. There is no medical evidence that it's safe. Marijuana is a gateway drug. We'll look at legalizing marijuana in the future. The check is in the mail." - Non-stop Cliche Federal Bullshit Narrative, Johnny Rodriquez
Hundreds of research papers and trials - completed by medical doctors - attest to the efficacy and safety of cannabis and its ingredients THC, CBD and other cannabinoids. In fact, the medical specialists at the Federal Government knew that marijuana was safe, way back in 1960's. After all, they sponsored elaborate and detailed research efforts, which concluded that the ingredients of marijuana have outstanding value as a medicine for a wide variety of conditions.
THE FEDS ARE VERY DISHONEST ABOUT MARIJUANA
There is a drug that resembles the narrative of Reefer Madness, and then some. That drug is Fentanyl. It's among the world's biggest legally selling drug @$4 billion per year (est. 2017). It also accounts for more deaths on the street than any drug in history, by a wide margin. In the city of Vancouver, in 2017 there are 20-60 registered calls to paramedics for overdoses per day. British Columbia, with a population of about 4.7 million. This same scene is playing out in Alberta, Ontario, New England, the Midwest.
"52% were women, 61% were aged 25–44 years, and 81% were non-Hispanic white." - Massachusetts Study of Fentanyl Addicts
Nicholas J. Somerville, MD,2; Julie O’Donnell, PhD, R. Matthew Gladden, PhD; Jon E. Zibbell, PhD; Traci C. Green, PhD; Morgan Younkin, MD; Sarah Ruiz, MSW; Hermik MPhD; Miranda Chan, MPH; Barry P. Callis, MSW; Janet Kuramoto-Crawford, PhD; Henry M. Nields, MD, PhD; Alexander Y. Walley, MD - Medical data sources - in part.
Fentanyl makes you feel all things good, that is, for thirty minutes. Then you descend into hell, where you feel all things evil. You know what's right and wrong but you know you'll sell out again to a fix. Your self-esteme is shot. In this deadly tug of war, Satan wins, and you die stupidly in shame, while your remaining family and friends shed their tears and ask, Why?.
"Thanks" to medical science, Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate that is 50 times stronger than morphine. Black chemists have synthesized Fentanyl derivatives; these rogue products vary in consistency of strength, which means dosing is like Russian roulette, it is only a matter of time before an addict gets unlucky and takes a hot-pill - a lethal dose (only 2-4 mg).
Further to this travesty, the medical system is treating opiate addiction with other opiates of lesser harm, rather than using unpatented (unprofitable) and much safer cannabinoids. This means that along with creating one of the world's most profitable drugs, the syndicate of pharmaceutical companies also manufactured millions of clients (Fentanyl addicts) who consume their "recovery" opiates, which are generally milder forms of heroin.
This Fentanyl epidemic has resulted in a windfall sales of hydrocodone or tramadol clonidine, buprenorphine.
The bottom line with the pharmaceutical business, or any major corporation, its all about unit sales and profit. Apparent ethical considerations are nothing but a mechanism for propaganda and sales. The human element does not exist at all. Such is the nature of this paradigm. All big groups evolve into psychopathic behavior. Their apparent good intentions are all an elaborate con. It's what they do and they do it well.
"The road to hell is paved with good intentions." - Bernard of Clairvaux
The health industry's ways are entirely based on the pharmaceutical company's version of reality. The expeditors, which surely included some well meaning folk, the pharmacists, doctors, nurses, medical services and so on generally comply with the system for monetary reward first and ethical considerations fall by the wayside. From there, the general public, average housewife absorbs medical information from their trusted health care professional in combination with TV, education system that is compliciant to big government and big Corp.
FENTANYL VS CBD
Source of data: PubMed, research reports and clinical trials.
FENTANYL is a potent (50x stronger than heroin), synthetic opioid pain medication with rapid onset and short duration. .It is an agonist (dials way, way up) at μ-opioid receptors in the brain. FENTANYL is about 100 times more potent than morphine, but FENTANYL analogues can be as much as 10,000 times more potent than morphine.
CBD has no psychoactive properties whatsoever. There are no documented deaths from overdose. It is theoretically, actually to overdose in practice.
FENTANYL stimulates the primitive part of the brain which controls reward and pleasure. The drug takes over and turns off addicts survival mechanism, and consume the drug at all costs.
CBD and other cannabinoids stimulates receptors that modulate bodily and nervous system function. CBD patients, not lab animals demonstrate no addiction, what so ever.
"Medical examiners concluded that musician Prince died from an accidental FENTANYL overdose. Meanwhile No rockstar has ever died from cannabis."
FENTANYL: 2-4 mg can be a fatal dose.
CBD: Safe therapeutic dose can exceed 1000 mg.
FENTANYL is the worst drug epidemic in American history. (2017)
CBD and THC are the most popular medicine in American History. (2017)
FENTANYL: Kills about 100 Americans per day (2017)
CBD: there are no documented cases of death from overdose.
FENTANYL: Is a schedule II drug, and can be prescribed.
CBD: Is a schedule I drug, a dangerous drug without medical application.
FENTANYL: Dependence liability Very high
CBD: Very low, zero
FENTANYL: Routes of administration TD, IM, IV, oral transmucosal, sublingual, buccal
CBD: Routes of administration TD, IM, IV, oral transmucosal, sublingual, buccal, inhalation
FENTANYL: Drug class: Opioid
CBD: Drug class: Cannabinoid
FENTANYL: US: Schedule II
CBD: US: Schedule I
FENTANYL: Onset of action 5 minutes Biological half-life 15 mins, Duration of action IV: 30–60 minutes.
CBD: Sublingual onset 1 minute, inhalation 5 minutes, edibles 30 minutes. Half life: 3 hours, Duration edible oil: 6 to 8 hours.
The ruling of CBD as a most dangerous possible substance has solidified the entire marijuana industry's beliefs about the FDA and DEA; they are morally bankrupt entities.
The combined total deaths, prescription opiates, heroin and FENTANYL are on the order of 100,000 per year (2017). And it's not only illegal drug use that's the problem, far from it. Old ladies too are dropping like flies, as they consume "prescribed" opiate painkillers by the handful daily. In 2017, there are roughly three times more deaths in one month in America than in the 9-11 catastrophe. A catastrophe that made the military industrial complex $10 trillion dollars in chase of the perpetrators.
"Duragesic is manufactured by ALZA Corporation and marketed by Janssen Pharmaceutica (both subsidiaries of Johnson & Johnson). During the period of June 2002 through June 2003, Duragesic sales totaled more than $1 billion."
Meanwhile, senior citizens, many who once bought into the Reefer Madness propaganda, don't use medical marijuana and especially high CBD strains to treat their symptoms and conditions.
Medical marijuana users now total about 2% of the entire population, and 10% or the population are regular recreational users, and over half of the population has tried cannabis and see no problem with it. In the small state of Massachusetts, there are 4 to 5 documented FENTANYL overdoses per day. Meanwhile, roughly $1 trillion dollars are spent on the War on Terror, and hundreds of billions more are spent on the failed War on Drugs, the problems have only gotten worse. Much worse. Opiate use is skyrocketing and America is an increasingly a less safe place to live in.
"By classifying CBD as a Schedule I drug - and resuming the failed, trillion dollar War on Drugs, Jeff Sessions, the DEA and the Administration of Donald Trump have lost all credibility."
In effect, Trump has thrown a golden opportunity out the window; which is to gain overwhelming grassroots support from the 50% of the population that had given up on the system, which is led by Swamp Monsters and Vampires; the career politicians, the shills, the incapable tele-prompter readers, who are funded - directly - by big oil, big prison, big pharma, big military, big agriculture, etc. etc.
The Scheduling of FENTANYL and CBD, illustrates a scientific void of reasoning by the DEA and FDA.
OPIATES - A NON-STOP HISTORY OF IMMORALITY
The use of opiates dates back thousands of years. While the anals of history don't say much about cannabis abuse, opium is a vastly different story.
Entire sections of countries, such as China succumbed to Opium addiction, leading many to an early grave. Europe's powers that be quickly realized that power and income that came with the trade in opium (not marijuana) and the English, under the Queen, which was really the bankers of the City of London took over the world's opium production and distribution. Moving forward, the French in Indo-China, then the US CIA took over former British opium "responsibilities" to finance their covert operations. After the Kennedy assassination, all control by congress over the opium trade was lost. Over the few years, synthetic opiates like FENTANYL and derivatives use is increasing exponentially, as is the death toll.
"Today, the combination of street opium, FENTANYL derivatives and prescription opiate abuse account for more deaths than 9/11, on a monthly basis. Put that in your Hash or Opium pipe and smoke it."
FENTANYL was first synthesized by Paul Janssen in 1960 (Janssen Pharmaceuticals), The widespread use of FENTANYL triggered the production of a derivative, FENTANYL citrate, which entered medical use as a general anaesthetic under the name Sublimaze. in the mid 1960s. In 1962, the small pharmaceutical company was bought out by Johnson and Johnson, who are an integral part of today's elite big-pharm's.
Other FENTANYL analogues were developed and introduced into medical practice, including alfentanil, remifentanil,sufentanil, and lofentanil. In the mid-1990s, FENTANYL was introduced FENTANYL patch, followed in the next decade by the introduction of the cute FENTANYL lollipop, dissolvable tablets, and sublingual sprays. IN 2012, FENTANYL was the most widely used synthetic opioid in all of medicine.
FENTANYL has become a popular recreational drug, leading to several hundreds of thousands of overdose deaths from 2000 to 2017 worldwide. Deaths also result increasingly from improper medical use, particularly among the elderly.
CBD AND CANNABINOID HISTORY
Marijuana use dates back at least 10,000 years. Until the last century, cannabis was used legally, worldwide as a remedy for many maladies. In the 20th century, cannabis was a competitor to synthetic medicines and textiles, which motivated competitors to dial the knobs and pull the levers of government, thereby making this traditional herbal remedy and industrial commodity illegal. In the early 1960's. Until marijuana was made illegal, it had nothing to do with organized crime nor drug dealers, it was traded as any other commodity or herb, point blank.
CBD was first isolated by Dr. Mechoulam in the 1960's in Israel. The US Federal government sponsored Dr. Mechoulam's basic research into cannabis, including CBD. Dr. Mechoulam was the first to isolate and identify THC, CBD and other cannabinoids as the active ingredients of cannabis.
"Raphael Mechoulam's major scientific interest is the chemistry and pharmacology of cannabinoids. He and his research group succeeded in the total synthesis of the major plant cannabinoids Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD cannabidiol, cannabigerol and various others. Another research project initiated by him led to the isolation of the first described endocannabinoid anandamide, which was isolated and characterized by two of his postdoctoral researchers, Lumír Ond?ej Hanuš and William Devane. Another endogenous cannabinoid, 2-AG, was soon discovered by Shimon Ben-Shabat, one of his PhD students. He published more than 350 scientific articles."
Dr. Mechoulam reported to the US Feds that cannabis, THC and CBD have outstanding medicinal value and have efficacy in a wide variety of conditions. Ironically, Dr. Mechoulam was sponsored by the US Federal government to investigate the medical efficacy of cannabis. Dr. Mechoulam reported to the US Fed the outstanding benefits that cannabinoids afford and this work led to the discovery of the human endo-cannabinoid system, a fundamental system that regulates nearly all bodily functions.
At this point, the Fed paid Dr. Mechoulam in full. There was no question, nor dispute about the validity and efficacy of cannabinoids therapy, both theoretically and in practice. The US Fed, the UN and its followers would go on to bury this pioneer-breakthrough research and moving forward, they would fund only research efforts that aimed to show that marijuana was a harmful, addictive and / or useless medicine. However, several countries and us states don't buy into the anti-cannabis narrative of the UN and US Fed. For today, Dr. Mechoulam's research is applied in orthodox medical practice in Israel. CBD with THC and other cannabinoids are used to treat a variety of conditions, including thousands of PTSD cases from the military.
FENTANYL: heavy duty anesthesia and analgesia (pain killer), effects are more localized than morphine.
CBD: pain killer, anti-inflammatory, appetite stimulant, anti-vomiting, anti-nausea, tranquilizes intestines, anti-seizure, anti-insomnia, suppresses spasm, lowers blood sugar, regenerates nerve and spinal tissue, anti-posarais, reduces arterial blockage, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, promotes bone growth.
ADMINISTRATION - DOSING
Intravenous and intrathecal
CBD: yes (mostly in animal studies)
CBD: yes (epilepsy, spasms)
CBD: yes (epilepsy, spasms)
ADVERSE EFFECTS - OVERDOSE
FENTANYL: There are more overdoses and deaths from this drug and its derivatives than any substance in US history.
CBD: There are no documented drug overdose deaths are zero. The consensus of medical doctor peer reviewed papers and studies is that naturally occurring cannabinoids are exceedingly safe, very low in toxicity, and are not physically addictive (animal studies).
GENERAL ADVERSE EFFECTS
FENTANYL common side effects - more than 10 percent of patients- include diarrhea, nausea, constipation, dry mouth, somnolence, confusion, asthenia- weakness, sweating, 3 percent - 10 percent of patients, abdominal pain, headache, fatigue, anorexia and weight loss, dizziness, nervousness, hallucinations, anxiety, depression, flu-like symptoms, dyspepsia- indigestion, dyspnea - shortness of breath, hypoventilation, apnea, and urinary retention. FENTANYL use has also been associated with aphasia.
Despite being a more potent analgesic, FENTANYL tends to induce less nausea, as well as less histamine-mediated itching, than morphine.
FENTANYL may produce more prolonged respiratory depression than other opioid analgesics. In 2006 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDA began investigating several respiratory deaths, but doctors in the United Kingdom were not warned of the risks with FENTANYL until September 2008. The FDA reported in April 2012 that 12 young children had died and twelve more made seriously ill from separate accidental exposures to FENTANYL skin patches.
Reduced sedation, losing a useful early warning sign of opioid toxicity and resulting in levels closer to respiratory-depressant levels.
FENTANYL RAP SHEET
In July 2014, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a warning about the potential for life-threatening harm from accidental exposure to transdermal FENTANYL patches, particularly in children.
Death from FENTANYL overdose was declared a public health crisis in Canada in September 2015, and it continues to accelerate. In 2016, deaths from fatal FENTANYL overdoses in British Columbia, Canada, averaged two persons per day. In Canada, at current rates of increase, Fentanyl deaths are projected as many as 20 deaths per day.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued public health advisories related to FENTANYL patch dangers. In addition, the reports indicate that patients are continuing to incorrectly use the FENTANYL patch.
To date, more than 12 different analogues of FENTANYL have been produced clandestinely and identified in the U.S. drug traffic. FENTANYL analogues may be hundreds of times more potent than street heroin, and tend to produce significantly more respiratory depression, making it much more dangerous than heroin. FENTANYL is used orally, smoked, snorted, or injected. FENTANYL is sometimes sold as heroin, often leading to overdoses. Many FENTANYL overdoses are initially classified as heroin overdoses.
There are several natural analogues of CBD, none are narcotic, none are psychoactive, no overdoses have been recorded.
FENTANYL - AN EFFECTIVE CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENT
Russian Spetsnaz security forces used a "FENTANYL gas" to incapacitate people rapidly in the Moscow theater hostage crisis. The siege was ended, but about 130 of the 850 hostages died from the gas. The Russian Health Minister later stated that the gas was based on FENTANYL, but the exact chemical agent has not been identified.
MARIJUANA - VOID OF MILITARY APPLICATIONS
No chemical warfare application for any cannabinoid has every been documented and perhaps never perceived.
Whether Fentanyl is prescribed, used as a chemical weapon or is self administered, the results of abuse is the same. (above).
2017 is turning out to be even worse.
it's not stopping, deaths in 2017 are up another 120% plus.
New York City saw an alarming increase in fentanyl-related overdose deaths in the first six months of 2016, the latest turn in a long-running battle against opioid overdoses that has claimed hundreds of lives in the city and thousands more across the country.
As of June 2016, there had been 184 fentanyl-related overdose deaths in New York City, compared to 132 deaths in all of 2015.
Editor note: 2017 will see 250 or more deaths, according to our trend analysis.
Nicholas J. Somerville, MD,2; Julie O’Donnell, PhD,3; R. Matthew Gladden, PhD; Jon E. Zibbell, PhD; Traci C. Green, PhD; Morgan Younkin, MD; Sarah Ruiz, MSW; Hermik Babakhanlou-Chase, MPH2; Miranda Chan, MPH; Barry P. Callis, MSW; Janet Kuramoto-Crawford, PhD; Henry M. Nields, MD, PhD; Alexander Y. Walley, MD
Opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts increased 150% from 2012 to 2015 (1). The proportion of opioid overdose deaths in the state involving fentanyl, a synthetic, short-acting opioid with 50–100 times the potency of morphine, increased from 32% during 2013–2014 to 74% in the first half of 2016
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