Japan’s First Lady Ushers In New Era of Hemp Acceptance by Purchasing Elixinol CBD Hemp Oil Product

Speaking from personal experience, from the stage of the Kyoto Hemp Forum, Japan’s first lady, Akie Abe proclaimed her support for reviving hemp use in Japan particularly for medicinal purposes.

Ms. Abe was appearing to raise awareness for hemp culturization in Japan, and support for hemp’s many uses, pointing to studies showing its success in treating epilepsy, diabetes and pain.

Ms. Abe then further showed her support for hemp products by purchasing Elixinol CBD hemp oil, the “healthy not high” alternative, for her husband, Prime Minister Shinzō Abe.

Prime Minister Abe and the First Lady are no stranger to chronic disease. The Prime Minister’s ulcerative colitis has been well documented as has his attempts to control the condition through the use of steroids. In 2007, Mr. Abe resigned from his position as Prime Minister citing “crippling diarrhea.” Abe returned to the position of Prime Minister in 2012.

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