Warning: Kannaway is a company trying to spearhead a campaign to stop home cannabis growers rights!
Kannaway is a pyramid scheme in the growing cannabis industry. They are also making arguments that seem to be aimed at making it seem like CBD is best separated using ultra technologically advanced methods and that simpler ways (ways you could do it in your own kitchen for instance) are not just less effective but even dangerous! This is a complete lie.
The premise that CBD ultra pure is way better than you growing the whole plant yourself is deeply flawed.
Trust me, growing the whole plant yourself outside in the sun in your backyard is always going to be the best, least expensive way. Don’t believe me? Check out Dr. Ethan Russo’s paper: Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects
Kannaway is acting a little fishy:
Tamar Wise, the former head of science for Dixie Elixirs, has called out the entire cannabidiol products industry as well as her former employer.
In a post on her Facebook page, Wise said CBD-based products are made from “crude and dirty hemp paste” that is contaminated with microbial life, residual solvents and other toxins. The post is no longer on her page.
“I’m tired of so called CBD companies claiming that what they provide is medicine. Anyone using a CBD from hemp product please be aware of what you’re actually getting b/c it is not what you think,” Wise wrote on her Facebook page. The message was quickly copied and re-posted on several other social media pages of those with an interest in the marijuana industry.
“What these companies are doing is criminal and dangerous…and since I formulated most of these products as head of Dixie science, I feel responsible for spreading the truth.”
In an email, Wise confirmed she wrote the post but declined further comment.
Dixie Elixirs reacted to Wise’s comments with a Facebook post of its own, saying it makes “safe, lab-tested, effective CBD health and wellness products.”
“We are saddened that Ms. Wise has opted to now make slanderous allegations against Dixie Botanicals so long after her departure when none of these concerns ever came up during her term at Dixie,” the post said. “The company abides by strict confidentiality agreements designed to protect the privacy of the company, our employees and our customers. As a result we will not comment on this further and hope Ms. Wise honors these same agreements.”
The comments represent a 180 for Wise, who had previously spoken positively about CBD-based products publicly, and wrote a column for Marijuana Business Daily in 2012 discussing the science behind Dixie’s CBD extraction process.
So recently Dr. Sanjay Gupta blew us all away with his statement:
“It doesn’t have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications. In fact, sometimes marijuana is the only thing that works,” he wrote. “We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States, and I apologize for my own role in that.”
Russ Belville points out:
The industries that depend on the criminalization of marijuana have been fighting against the acceptance of whole-plant cannabis as a legal medical alternative, whether to protect the profits from their products (pharmaceuticals) or their services (incarceration and rehab).
Read that here: Prohibitionists furiously spinning Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s “Weed”
Some speculation on my part:
I believe Kannaway is part of a group of people interested in trying to undermine home growers future rights by suggesting that CBD derived in natural and simple extraction processes that can be done safely in your own home are unsafe and you should just be left to big pharma.
Think about it, there is nothing unsafe about the Dixie Botanicals, but you could do micro batches very similar in your kitchen and not pay hardly anything for it if you grew your own plants. But the strategy seems to be here two pronged. One destroy your former company for your new company. This is capitalism. Then there is the greater agenda of manipulating the public on what’s safe, homegrown / whole plant / home extractions or big pharma ultra expensive single active element medicine?
The entourage effect is likely to revolutionize medicine and for the first time make the scientific connections between the terpenes and the fact that foods and plants, full of terpenes, are actually medically beneficial and that makes whole plant theory a lot more interesting. See my article on Cystic Fibrosis and Migraines and how cannabis helps them both.
So, I believe Kannaway is lying to pave the way for big pharma ownership and reduce the number of people that will ultimately be calling for a cannabis bill of rights including home grow rights, the right to produce in adequate amounts for your particular illness, the right to trade, sell, or otherwise share your cannabis with fellow cannabis lovers, and further erode our god given right to grow cannabis allowing big pharma control of cannabis instead of it remaining “the peoples medicine” as it has been for thousands of years.
I’m not suggesting that we don’t need CBD only, or guaranteed 1:1 ratio CBD to THC preparations, clearly it is acceptable to artificially alter that ratio, what is not acceptable is the attacks upon whole plant and home grow that this company seems to be engaging in.
In a post on her Facebook page, Wise said CBD-based products [from Dixie Elixirs] are made from “crude and dirty hemp paste” that is contaminated with microbial life, residual solvents and other toxins. The post is no longer on her page.
Clearly, if Dixie Elixirs cannot make a safe CBD only product then no home grower could ever hope to… which is just not true. There are varieties of cannabis like Charlottes Web that are high CBD to start with so simple home extraction processes are fine.
Charlotte’s Web is a sativa marijuana strain that has gained popularity as a good option for treating seizures as well as a range of other medical conditions. This medical potency is due to its high-CBD content, which was specifically cultivated by Colorado breeders The Stanley Brothers for a young epileptic patient named Charlotte. However, the thick “web” of trichomes on Charlotte’s flowers are also storied to have led to the name. This strain is effective with little to no psychoactive effects, making it great for those who don’t want their medication to affect their daily tasks. Charlotte’s powerful web may cause dizziness for some patients, so new users should be cautious. Overall, the flowers of this strain have a fresh pine aroma.
Just the facts:
so here’s a duckduckgo search of “kannaway” which comes up with a bunch of stuff that seems all grass rootsy… but looks like a campaign to me
Kannaway is apparently going live on March 1st, 2014 so their page is just blank right now: http://kannaway.com
networkofhemp.com seems to be affiliated as well.
I’m not the only one who thinks this is a scam, here are a few others that have some more information regarding their less than wholesomeness: