Video: A Summary of the History and Regulation of Cannabis and Its Compounds




Part II in the “CBD Oil… Hype, Harm, or Heck Yay!” series.

To Watch Video I, click here.

Part II in the “CBD Oil… Hype, Harm, or Heck Yay!” series.

To Watch Video I, click here.

In Part I of my CBD (cannabidiol) series, I provided a brief overview of this latest “herbal darling.” I highlighted its popularity and explained why it may be dominating media and taking the nation by storm. I also discussed some cautions and potential side effects of CBD oil and why it is  important to consider your own unique needs based on your biochemical individuality before taking it. You can watch the accompanying summary video here.

In this second video, I review this week’s article on the regulation of the cannabis plant, of which CBD and marijuana are derived. Even if history is not your favorite subject, a knowledge of its medicinal and recreational use throughout time is important to understand for a few reasons.

3 Reasons Why You Need to Know the History of Cannabis

1. To prevent your imprisonment.

I clarify the legality of the cannabinoids and their accepted indications. I explain how this varies by state and often differs from federal regulation.

2. To make you more intelligent.

You will learn about the legitimacy of cannabis due to the fact that it was originally used as medicine, not recreation. This will prevent you from succumbing to misinformation that gives an unbalanced view of this plant, whether it be based on scare tactics or miracle claims.

3. To expand your knowledge and boost your (humble) ego.

My summary of the key periods in the “cannabis eras” helps “weed” out the main points on why there is so much confusion on its usage and legal status.

After reading my article and/or watching this video, you will understand:

  • its medicinal use in the 19th century
  • the xenophobia that began its restriction in the early 1920s-30s and how it progressed to its current legal status at the federal level
  • how to access its current regulation and indications by state

Your friends will be impressed with your clarification of their questions on cannabis and grateful that you rescued them from the grips of the blogsphere.


After you’ve earned your “cannabis history buff” status, feel free to comment below.

Links to the references and resources can be found in the accompanying article here.


Please note, unless stated on my BreakFree Medicine website, there is no endorsement of any CBD or associated products. I have been notified that one company has reposted one of my CBD videos with a link to their product without proper permission. I have currently asked them to remove the association and am investigating my next actions.


This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)

Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.


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