Medical Cannabis Advocate Undergoes Surgery

VanderbiltA person cannot get high from CBD oil because it has no psychoactive properties. Hemp plants are high in CBD and very low in THC, the substance that makes a marijuana smoker high. Marijuana plants are high in THC, low in CBD.

For Vanderbilt graduate Itamar Shapira his Dec. 19 surgery has not lessened his frustration that CBD oil, a derivative of the marijuana plant, was not available to him. CBD oil, Cannabidiol, is derived from another variety of cannabis plant, which is used for making hemp. He graduated from Vanderbilt University and every since he has this dilemma, he is always pushing to make medical marijuana legal so that he can legally use the CBD oil and get rid of his disease forever.

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