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Medical Marijuana, Inc., a San Diego-based holding company announced today that its Cannabidiol and THC Free product lines will be available in the United States effective August 1. The company filed a patent for its process in extracting the compound from marijuana in May.

Cannabidiol (CBD), one of more than 80 cannabinoids (chemical compounds) individually identified in the cannabis plant, has been shown to relieve convulsion, anxiety, nausea, and inflammation. It has also shown promise in treating schizophrenia and inhibiting cancer cell growth. Because the compound is separated from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the psychoactive part of the cannabis plant), it is not included in the Schedule 1 list of federally prohibited drugs.

The substance will be available in CBD tablets, capsules, and infused in beverages. They’ll be available at “more than two thousand health and wellness centers throughout the United States as well as direct to consumers.”

Per the company’s website, “Medical Marijuana Inc. is a publicly traded holding company which invests, develops and owns subsidiaries engaged in a number of diversified international businesses within the Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Industries.” In addition to distributing the stripped cannabinoid, the company has a stake in ‘recommendation clinics’ where many patients seek the doctor’s recommendations they need in order to procure medical marijuana. They’ve also announced plans to petition the DEA for federal permission to cultivate marijuana.

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Evelyn July 12, 2011 @ 12:18 a.m.

very interesting indeed!

i think in the end, this will be good for people who don't like getting high but need/want the benefits.

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Radical Uterus July 12, 2011 @ 12:33 p.m.

It is interesting because I use a brain entrainment program that produces a euphoria that is superior to the euphoria I experience with cannabis. My cannabis intake has gone down significantly this past year. Considering the back fracture in addition to the previous pain issues my, coping skills are pretty good right now. That's the key for me.Coping skills.

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Alex3917 July 12, 2011 @ 7:05 a.m.

"It has also shown promise in treating schizophrenia and inhibiting cancer cell growth."

If anyone is interested in learning more about the research showing that cannabinoids can cause regression or even remission in cancer, there is a ton of research available here:

http://www.squidoo.com/hemp-oil-cancer-cure

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CannaCare July 12, 2011 @ 7:13 a.m.

The Endocannabinoid System: Cannabis has been used for thousands of years, both recreationally and medically. People all over the world know the effects of cannabis, yet until 20 years ago, no one knew how it worked within our bodies. In the early 1990s, research scientists identified a system they named “the endocannabinoid system”. It is made up of receptors and the chemicals that bind to these receptors. This system has been identified in the some of the most primitive creatures on earth. It has been found to be the most widespread receptor system in the human body. These receptors are found throughout the nervous system, immune tissues, blood cells, liver, lungs, and kidneys. This system appears to regulate many important physiologic pathways in the human body, including gastrointestinal activity, cardiovascular activity, pain perception, maintenance of bone mass, protection of neurons, hormonal regulation, metabolism control, immune function, inflammatory reactions, and inhibition of tumors cells.

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darciw July 12, 2011 @ 11:01 a.m.

I would like to know how will this work on severe migraines? When will it be available and where will it be sold?

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