…and, shock, gasp, the ongoing, still-unfolding legacy of prohibition and stigmatization is at the core as the US’s poking its own eye with a stick holds us back.
“…while legal cannabis has reached a tipping point of popularity in the US market, longstanding federal prohibition has meant very little progress has been made in the way of established, scientific development regarding the plant’s efficacy as a medical drug.
Since the 1970s, when the feds first errantly labeled the plant as a Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, with ‘no accepted medical use,’ the herb’s advancement onto the scientific stage in America has been greatly hampered.
Deep-rooted taboos labeling the substance as a harmful narcotic, rather than a potentially helpful medication, have kept the US in a kind of arrested development as far as medical advancement goes.
Countries like Israel, Uruguay, Canada and the Netherlands — all of which now have government-SPONSORED cannabis programs — have taken the lead and delved into the exploration of pot’s curative components, called cannabinoids.
So while Israel might not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of great high-grade cannabis, it should be — medically speaking.
‘Israel is a hotbed of quality research, because they have a much more favorable regulatory climate,’ the director of the Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis & Hemp at Jefferson University in Philadelphia said. ‘The seriousness with which the Israeli scientific community approaches this is incomparable.’
And now Israel is on the cusp of passing legislation to export cannabis to the rest of the world, making the country the third largest legal exporter of cannabis to the world behind the Netherlands and Canada.”
But unfortunately, federal law will prohibit its importation to the US – even into legal medical states… 🙁
Much more in the article….
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