Can anyone please give me a shred of facts that GMO represents any reality? As I have said previously, I have hands on seed selection, grower connections, visually inspecting plants and taking samples in front of representatives of well respected labs. So, FOR CERTAIN, you can have a 13 % CBD and ,0.5 mg THC naturally occurring cannabis plant.
What would it take, Letitia, to convince you that this was not genetically altered in any way? What about the 2:1 and 4:1 strains that have been around now for a few years? Are they supposed to be GMO as well? Are you claiming that Monsanto is secretly working with myself, our chemists and growers?
I find this entire discussion surprising but extremely important. Perhaps instead of this email thread, I can offer my office as a conference room to sit down and talk as responsible adults? I can bring the involved chemists and growers and we have all of our lab tests over the past 18 months showing how this all happened. It all started from a seed from a CA based seed bank. Since the genes for this strain has been found on several continents, does the group actually believe this is the conspiracy? How would this GMO explanation or conspiracy explanation make any sense whatsoever while the feds have already patented CBD manufacture. They did this because of how useful CBD is AND how well it works in nature.
Instead of this ongoing arguing without any facts, how about we meet? Anyone who is interested in a rational discussion of this is invited and we can set the date. As these new truly wonderful medical strains are produced into dosable medicine, do any of us truly want to remain on the sidelines yelling about GMO?
I hesitate to appear arrogant, but it is pure ignorance that leads anyone to think we have just witnessed the start of GMO Cannabis. Again, if anyone feels they can argue this in person, let’s just do it for the greater good. After all, what if it is NOT GMO but great medicine?? Does anyone hear feel ok going out on this limb? This limb is essentially dismissing what I believe as well as many other expert scientists and physicians around the world believe. It is also entirely dismissive of the years of work of Project CBD et al. Who in our community even has the skills to genetically modify cannabis? It would have to be a conspiracy that I am in the middle of without my knowledge and the knowledge of many excellent chemists and California growers who found these strains.
BTW, why didn’t anyone stand up and yell GMO when we had 4:1 rich CBD strains that carry essentially zero stony effect, if not zero. There have been 7:1 strains found before last week. Why are they not GMO? Don’t you guys feel that doctors in Israel and in my office are a bit smarter than being led down a GMO path? If you don’t feel this way, who SHOULD be the ones with respected opinions? Politicians? Activists?
Is anyone brave enough to sit down and speak with me? Please? This GMO nonsense will hurt us and it makes the group appear very ignorant with regard to the medicine and entirely about egos.
David? Letitia? My office phone is 310-821-9600. My office is at 1304 15th St in Santa Monica and my web site is http://greenbridgemed.com.
Select two times that work for you and I will block as much time as is necessary. Why not begin setting up monthly or bi-monthly meetings to construct rather than destroy and criticize.
These new strains are will be the most effective cannabis medicine ever developed. I have personally observed 1200 patients take 2 mg of whole plant CBD and have witnessed as a board certified internist what happens.
Try it, you’ll like it.
Allan I Frankel, MD