Oct 25, 2018 7-9PM ET
Thursday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Filling In For RSB – Michael Boldin and Mike Maharrey!
Michael Boldin and Mike Maharrey from The Tenth Amendment Center are filling in for a traveling RSB! What will they be talking about today?
Status Report: Seventeen States Flat-Out Ignoring Federal Hemp Laws and Markets Are Thriving Even with the liberalization of the law in 2014, the federal government still prohibits industrial hemp production for commercial purposes. But this hasn’t stopped more than a dozen states from developing commercial hemp markets anyway. They’ve simply ignored the federal laws, nullifying prohibition in effect within their borders. Seventeen states specifically authorize and license commercial hemp production despite federal prohibition, and many other states allow commercial cultivation despite paying lip-service to federal law. In 2014, Congress cracked the door open for hemp in the U.S. with an amendment to the 2014 Farm Bill. The law allows hemp cultivation for research purposes, but prohibits “commercial” production. The “hemp amendment” in the 2014 farm bill — …allows State Agriculture Departments, colleges and universities to grow hemp, defined as the non-drug oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis, for academic or agricultural research purposes, but it applies only to states where industrial hemp farming is already legal under state law.
CBD Has Gone Mainstream Despite Federal Prohibition CBD has gone mainstream – this is nullification in action. If there was ever any doubt, it completely vanished last month when Consumer Reports ran an article titled “How to Shop for CBD.” You don’t get much more mainstream than Consumer Reports. Cannabidiol (CBD) is derived from cannabis – generally in the form of industrial hemp. It has proven effective in treating a number of medical conditions, including seizures, pain and anxiety. Articles touting CBD have appeared in the mainstream media. For instance, the Washington Post called it “the new ‘it’ drug.” And a recent CNN article called CBD, “The latest ‘it’ ingredient to hit menus.” The report went on to tell us where we can get CBD infused food and drink “From a sleek, wellness compound in Miami to a Portland dive bar known for late-night hot dogs, here are the coolest spots to find CBD on the menu.”
Despite Absolute Federal Prohibition CBD Products Still Widely Available Many people consider cannabinoid (CBD) a miracle drug. But the federal government considers it an illegal substance. CBD has proven effective in treating a number of medical conditions, including seizures, pain and anxiety. Articles touting CBD have appeared in mainstream publications. For instance, the Washington Post that called it “the new ‘it’ drug.” Robert Scott Bell is a homeopath and a leading voice for health freedom and healing liberty. He’s hosted his syndicated radio show for nearly two decades and has touted the benefits of CBD for years. “Cannabinoids are proving to be both powerful and safe in reducing reliance on dangerous and addictive opioids, easing pain, anxiety and other, previously untreatable neurological disorders. CBD is invaluable in helping children overcome treatment-resistant seizure disorders and even shows promise for children on the autism spectrum,” Bell said. “My wife is alive today because of the pain and anxiety relief she received from CBD over the last 5 years from a dental injury that the FDA approved painkilling drugs could not touch.” CBD is derived from cannabis. But since it’s generally processed from industrial hemp, it does not contain high levels of THC – the active ingredient in marijuana that makes people high. As a result, many people mistakenly believe CBD is legal. In fact, many mainstream articles claim it is “legal in all 50 states.” But the federal government begs to differ. In fact, the DEA considers CBD a schedule 1 drug and as such, you should be cautious if you purchase CBD oil locally, it is generally illegal across the country.
Signed by the Governor: Illinois Law Legalizes Industrial Hemp Despite Federal Prohibition On Sunday, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill legalizing industrial hemp in the state and taking a first step toward nullifying federal prohibition of the plant in effect. Sen. Tori Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights) sponsored Senate Bill 2298 (SB2298). The legislation legalizes industrial hemp in Illinois by removing it from the state’s list of controlled substances and implementing a licensing program for the cultivation of the plant. It appears the state intends to create a federally compliant “research only” licensing program. A provision in the bill requires applicants to a “provide a description of one or more research purposes planned for the cultivation of industrial hemp which may include the study of the growth, cultivation, or marketing of industrial hemp.” But the language of the new law specifically leaves the door open for the commercial sale of hemp and hemp products. “The research purpose requirement shall not be construed to limit the commercial sale of industrial hemp.” The House passed SB2298 by a 106-3 vote. The Senate approved the measure 50-0. After the Senate concurred with technical House amendments, the bill went to Gov. Rauner’s desk. With his signature, the law went into immediate effect.
Michigan House Passes Three Bills to Expand Industrial Hemp Production Despite Federal Prohibition Three bills passed by the Michigan House last week would expand the cultivation and sale of industrial hemp, and could potentially set the stage to nullify federal hemp prohibition in practice within the borders of the state. Rep. Steve Johnson (R-72) introduced House Bill 6331 (HB6331) on Sept. 6. The legislation would clarify the definition of industrial hemp. On Oct. 4, it passed the house 106-0. Two bills sponsored by Rep. Dan Lauwers (R-81) would create a licensing program for industrial hemp growers and hemp processor-handlers, and open the door to sell hemp products to patients in Michigan’s medical marijuana program. House Bill 6330 (HB6330) would establish separate licensing frameworks for growers and processor-handlers. The program is written to remain federally compliant, but it does crack the door open for the commercial sale of industrial hemp. Under the proposed law, “a person shall not process, handle, broker, or market industrial hemp in this state unless the person is licensed as a processor-handler under this act.” [Emphasis added]
Now in Effect: Two Colorado Laws Expand Hemp Market, Despite Federal Prohibition Today, two laws that will further mainstream the state’s industrial hemp industry went into effect. Implementation of these new policies will likely pave the way for faster development of the state’s hemp market, and further nullify federal prohibition in practice and effect. A bipartisan coalition of two senators and two representatives sponsored Senate Bill 205 (SB205). The new law includes unprocessed industrial seeds in the definition of “commodity” within the “Commodity Handler Act” and includes industrial hemp itself in the definition of “farm products” within the “Farm Products Act.” In effect, this will subject any person acting as a commodity handler of hemp seed and any farm products dealer of hemp to the licensing requirements already in place for commodities and farm product dealers. Currently, commodities include hard seeds or fruits such as wheat, corn, oats, barley, rye, sunflower seeds, soybeans, beans, grain sorghum and other seeds. Farm products include any “unprocessed product of the soil,” livestock, milk, honey, and hay. By adding hemp to these definitions, state law will treat industrial hemp more like other agricultural products, mainstreaming the industrial hemp industry. While it will mean more regulations for handlers, it will likely serve to instill confidence in the market and removes the impression that hemp is something “different.” In effect, the new law will move the state a step closer to “normalizing” hemp and treat it the same as any other farm product like corn or tomatoes.
Hour 2 Encore – Cancer Researcher BUSTED
Top Cancer Researcher Fails to Disclose Corporate Financial Ties in Major Research Journals This article was reported and written in a collaboration with ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative journalism organization. One of the world’s top breast cancer doctors failed to disclose millions of dollars in payments from drug and health care companies in recent years, omitting his financial ties from dozens of research articles in prestigious publications like The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet. The researcher, Dr. José Baselga, a towering figure in the cancer world, is the chief medical officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He has held board memberships or advisory roles with Roche and Bristol-Myers Squibb, among other corporations, has had a stake in start-ups testing cancer therapies, and played a key role in the development of breakthrough drugs that have revolutionized treatments for breast cancer. According to an analysis by The New York Times and ProPublica, Dr. Baselga did not follow financial disclosure rules set by the American Association for Cancer Research when he was president of the group. He also left out payments he received from companies connected to cancer research in his articles published in the group’s journal, Cancer Discovery. At the same time, he has been one of the journal’s two editors in chief.
Special Guest – Paul Barattiero!
Why Is Hydrogen Water So Important?
In each of our bodies, we have cell damaging activity happening on a daily basis. This is something that neither you nor I can stop from occurring in the body. But it is something we can battle with hydrogen.
A by-product of the ATP production process or fuel generation process in the cell is the creation of oxidative stress. This is a part of life and can’t be helped. When this process goes unchecked, then the body is unable to balance the damage being done on a cellular basis.
It’s kind of like if the police decided to go on vacation and never come back, chaos and crime would terrorize the city…. Sadly this happens too often in our bodies where the oxidative stress is left unchecked and able to run rampant in our bodies.
Due to our physiological design, our bodies should be able to fight this naturally. However, We have disrupted and damaged this process to the point of no return in many individuals. With the pollutants in our environments, misunderstood dieting, poor water quality, and excess stress in our lives, cancer and disease is increasingly on the rise.
It’s an epidemic.
The Solution: Hydrogen Water
Luckily, we have taken the time, spent the money, and found the solution. The body fights oxidative
stress with hydrogen. After studying the body and how it tries to fight oxidative stress with hydrogen, we found that it did so through a special and unique relationship with bacteria in the gut and body. This special microflora or bacteria creates hydrogen as a byproduct of fermentation and food breakdown inside the gut. Instead of reinventing the wheel and trying to find a new version of this, we came up with a way to create hydrogen and dissolve it into water for easier access to the body.
We call it, Echo® H2 Water.
As you drink our water, you are flooding the body with millions upon millions of molecules of hydrogen each day. You are providing the body with the tools necessary to combat oxidative stress and get the body back into balance. This is the ultimate solution in hydration and oxidative stress combat.
Molecular hydrogen dramatically reduces oxidative stress in your body Could one of the most prevalent molecules on our planet prove to be one of the most powerful healers of our time? While researchers investigate rare botanicals tucked away in remote corners of the planet and scientists try to engineer increasingly sophisticated treatments, the answer to many health problems might have been right under our noses all along. Hydrogen is everywhere, whether you realize it or not, and its abundance is good news for all of us if it turns out to be as beneficial as initial studies indicate. As the original element, hydrogen is very reactive. One atom bonds easily with another to create molecular hydrogen, or H2 gas. Research has shown that this odorless, tasteless gas can reduce oxidative stress, which is believed to be the root of nine out of ten modern diseases. Molecular hydrogen therapy was first introduced more than two centuries ago. Since a 2007 study published in Nature Medicine demonstrated its excellent antioxidant qualities, hundreds more studies have confirmed and expanded on that finding.
Study: Marijuana Use Is on the Rise Among Baby Boomers Marijuana use is on the rise, particularly with the “Baby Boomer” generation. A study published in the Drug and Alcohol Dependence Journal Thursday compared 2015-2016 data of marijuana users and non-users within and across age groups to a similar study done in 2016-2017, and found that double the number of “baby boomers” since 2006 have used marijuana. The findings found that 9% of adults aged 50 to 64 said they used marijuana over the past year, with 55% of those adults admitting they’ve tried it at least once in their lives. Of adults 65 and older, 3% said they had used marijuana over the last year and 22% said they’d tried it at least once. The study, ran by New York University’s Dr. Benjamin Han and Dr. Joseph Palamar, examined data from 17,608 adults 50 years of age and over who took the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The national survey has been conducted every year since 1971 by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration across all 50 states.
Remember Friends, The Power to Heal is Yours!
More upcoming RSB events:
- How To Have A Healthy Gut And Support Your Immune System Naturally, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Tunie’s in Coral Springs, Florida at 6PM Eastern Time
- Total Health ’19 Toronto Canada April 12-14, 2019!