This above example is unfortunately all to A-typical of ALL modern-day references to Traditional Chinese Medicines. Lots of talk about Hemp seeds; virtually nothing about the flowering tops. One must assume that due mainly to political pressures, much of those writings relating to Medical Cannabis have been somewhat censored. It seems that it is OK to write about the medical properties of (sterilized) Hemp Seeds, BUT NOT about the flowering tops. A situation that is now leading to some very embarrassing contradictions; for example, the emperor Shen-Nung was said to have prescribe medical cannabis for a variety of illness including beri-beri, constipation, female problems, gout, malaria, rheumatism and senility. OK, granted hemp seeds can be used to treat nutritional ailments such as beri-beri, as well as stomach illnesses, however rheumatism? senility? gout? I would like to see any kind of scientific evidence that Hemp seeds have any beneficial medical effects with regards to those sorts of ailments. The flowering tops, yes, but the seeds, NO.
NOTE the REMARKS Section: - "Because these seeds have been processed they cannot germinate, and thus cannot be considered a 'controlled substance.'
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