Ty Bollinger: But in California, it is legal
Dr. Quillin: That’s true.
Ty Bollinger: Under certain parameters.
Dr. Quillin: That’s true.
Ty Bollinger: Talk real quickly, if you will,
about the medicinal effects of the hemp plant,
Dr. Quillin: Hemp, cannabis, is arguably the
most useful plant on earth.
If you do a history of it, you look at
canvas, which is what our ancestors used for
Conestoga wagons and for the clothing.
from the word cannabis, because cannabis was
the material that they used to make all of
It lasts longer than cotton or polyester.
If you go back and look at your history, it
was around 1937 when
DuPont got its patent for polyester, and that
was the beginning of the witch hunt to get
rid of cannabis.
Because it was competition.
You look at, you can use it for paper pulp,
You can eat it, the food, the seeds are high
in omega-3 fats, high in protein.
The oils, from hemp oil, is
delicious, nutty tasting, and high in omega-3s.
And then there’s the medicinal parts, the
And the THC, tetrahydracannabinoid, and CBD,
are two different fractions.
The government has had this illogical approach
to cannabis, because you think.
It’s a category-1 drug,
meaning they think it’s more dangerous than cocaine,
Schedule-1 means that it’s addictive,
dangerous, and has no therapeutic value, which
I mean, there are many studies that have
One of them, for instance, the DEA, Department
Ty Bollinger: Drug Enforcement Agency.
Dr. Quillin: Drug Enforcement Agency, decided
they want to prove how unhealthy marijuana
And so they
went to a major researcher at UCLA, University
of California at Los Angeles, and said, “We
want you to
prove that smoking marijuana causes lung cancer.”
He said, “Shouldn’t be a problem.”
They did a huge
study, prospective, randomized trial, and
he said, “Not only it doesn’t cause it,
it actually helps to
THC has an anti-cancer property.
I’m not telling people you should smoke
I’m telling you
that we need to have a rational discussion
on marijuana, hemp, cannabis, because there’s
abundance of data now that says that it’s
non-toxic and has therapeutic benefits.
The CBD, cannabinoids, apparently there are
cannabinoid receptors in the human body, and
as if nature designed, “Here’s lock and
And this fits in, and it improves.”
It’s an adaptogen, not
unlike ginseng, or garlic, or substances that
just make everything work a little bit better.
We need to have an adult discussion on it.
If you compare it to tobacco and alcohol,
the risk to benefit,
the cost ratio of cannabis is in favor of
legalizing it, regulating it, and taxing it.