Sacramento & ALL Surrounding Cities:
Chico & Durham: 916-476-5702
Oroville, Yuba & Marysville:
Paradise & Magalia: 916-706-1034
TEXT-LINE: 279-220-7920

Organic Care of California BLOG

 Here is a few Blogs written by the owners Chaz & Shantel Cornellier about the industry and things they have experienced or learned while owning a cannabis delivery service in Chico, Ca in 2017 under Prop 215 and then moving to Sacramento to own a State Liscensed Delivery, C9-0000003-LIC, immediately in 2018. It has been a crazy ride and Chaz loves to explain what the market is doing and how he sees the company doing in the near future.

Please let us know if there is anything you want us specifically to write about or have any questions. Always open to input and ways to get better. Can reach us @ [email protected]

We truly work for YOU and always want your input. 

Blog / / Unveiling the Green Curtain: The US Government's Cannabis Experiments

Unveiling the Green Curtain: The US Government's Cannabis Experiments

 Cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, has been a topic of intrigue and controversy in the United States for decades. While many associate it with recreational use or its medicinal potential, few are aware of the extensive experiments and research conducted by the US government concerning this plant. These experiments have spanned various decades, policies, and motivations, revealing a complex relationship between the government and cannabis. In this blog, we will delve into the history of these experiments, shedding light on their purposes and consequences.


The Early Years: Prohibition and Medical Cannabis

Cannabis has a long history of use in the United States, dating back to the 17th century. It was widely used for medicinal and industrial purposes until the early 20th century when concerns about its psychoactive effects led to its prohibition. The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 effectively banned the plant, but the government maintained an interest in its medical potential.
During World War II, the US government launched the "Hemp for Victory" campaign, encouraging farmers to grow hemp for the war effort. This highlighted the government's mixed stance on cannabis, with hemp (a non-psychoactive strain) being promoted while recreational use was condemned.

The Controlled Substances Act of 1970

The next significant chapter in the US government's cannabis experiments unfolded with the passage of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in 1970. Under the CSA, cannabis was classified as a Schedule I substance, indicating that it had a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use.
This classification severely restricted research opportunities and led to decades of stagnation in cannabis research. However, it did not deter the government from conducting experiments of its own, particularly in the context of drug enforcement.

The Compassionate Investigational New Drug Program

One of the most notable cannabis experiments initiated by the US government was the Compassionate Investigational New Drug (IND) Program. Established in the late 1970s, this program allowed a small number of patients to receive government-supplied cannabis for medical use. It was primarily intended for individuals suffering from conditions like glaucoma and cancer.
The program provided valuable insights into the therapeutic potential of cannabis and demonstrated that it could be used safely and effectively under medical supervision. However, it also highlighted the stark contrast between the government's stance on medical cannabis and its Schedule I classification.

The Era of Research Expansion

In recent years, there has been a significant shift in the government's approach to cannabis research. The passing of the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills legalized the cultivation of hemp, leading to a surge in research on its non-psychoactive compound, cannabidiol (CBD). The FDA approved Epidiolex, a CBD-based medication, for the treatment of rare forms of epilepsy, marking a groundbreaking development in cannabis research.
Additionally, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced in 2016 that it would consider applications to grow cannabis for research purposes, potentially expanding the scope of research on the plant. These developments suggest a gradual thawing of the government's historically rigid stance.


The US government's experiments with cannabis have been marked by contradictions and evolving policies. From the prohibition era to the Compassionate IND Program and the recent expansion of research opportunities, the government's approach has shifted over time.
Today, as more states move to legalize both medical and recreational cannabis, and with growing public support for these measures, the federal government is facing increasing pressure to reform its cannabis policies. The experiments conducted over the decades have illuminated the potential benefits of cannabis and underscored the need for further research to better understand its risks and rewards.
As the United States continues to grapple with the complexities of cannabis regulation, the lessons learned from these experiments will play a crucial role in shaping the future of cannabis policy and the broader conversation surrounding drug regulation and public health.