marijuana is now a $1.7-billion market in the U.S. This means that
sales of medical marijuana rival the annual revenue generated by
Viagra, a $1.9-billion business.
more, the medical marijuana market is expected to nearly double in
the next five years, and that's just in the 15 U.S. states where
the drug is legal. If another 20 states pass medical marijuana laws,
which projections show is possible, the market could grow to $8.9
billion by 2016.
cannabis industry as a whole -- including the underground black
market and medical gray market -- generates anywhere from $18 billion
to $35.8 billion a year."
video above, "Run From the Cure – the Rick Simpson Story," it's
suggested that pharmaceutical companies and big business may be
withholding a potential cancer cure -- hemp oil -- from the public in
the interest of personal profit.
also recently reported on a number of hemp benefits in honor of Hemp
History Week, including the fact that hemp seed is an excellent
source of protein and has a:
…perfectly balanced 1:3 ratio of naturally-occurring omega-3 and
omega-6 essential fatty acids...unlike other seeds and nutritional
oils, such as flax and fish fish oil, hemp seeds also contain super
omega-3 stearidonic acid and super omega-6-gamma-linolenic acid in
nutritionally relevant amounts that help to reduce inflammation and
improve mental functioning, as well as make up for potentially
impaired fatty acid metabolism."
also noted that the reason why industrial hemp cannot be grown in the
United States is because the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
refuses to acknowledge that hemp is not the same as marijuana. As
United States is the only industrialized nation where growing
industrial hemp is illegal. And because of that we're missing out on
huge economic opportunity …
even though Canadian cops can tell the difference between high-THC
cannabis plants (marijuana) and low-THC plants (industrial hemp), the
US DEA can't be bothered."