Medical Marijuana, Opioids and a Deeply Confused Public
By John Lynch • February 4, 2013 Medical marijuana is mostly prescribed for pain in the 18 states and District of Columbia that allow it. Yet it continues to provoke adolescent snickers and inevitable bong jokes. And addiction to opioid painkillers is anchored in concern about its abuse leading to
Cannabis Eases Chronic Pain Better Than Commonly Prescribed Opioids
Cannabis can ease chronic pain more effectively than conventional medicines, according to a new study likely to flame the debate on the medical use of marijuana. Researchers from the Australian National Drug and Alcohol centre found that patients with chronic pain who used the drug said it eased their symptoms
Arkansas Woman Says Medical Marijuana Cured Her Liver Disease
Watch the testimony of Kathy Michaud, who claims she was healed of a serious liver disease by using cannabis. Her diagnosis of hepatic encephalopathy is associated with a survival rate of less than 50% at 1 year and less than 25% at 3 years. Kathy and her husband Laughing Bear could not
Marijuana Backed By More Studies Than Most FDA Approved Pharma Drugs
Marijuana and its use has been studied over the course of the last few decades more so than even many leading FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs, with researchers categorizing the effects of marijuana to a much greater degree than many of the pharmaceutical drugs you or your family may currently be taking.
New Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research Journal
A new Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research Journal is on the way. It is scheduled to be launched in fall 2015. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, a new peer-reviewed, open access journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers (http://www.liebertpub.com/), is the only journal dedicated to the scientific, medical, and psychosocial exploration of
Should Kids Have Access to Medical Cannabis?
By BRIAN RESNICK for National Journal Hemp oil, used to treat neurological disorders, comes from the cannabis plant. But don’t call it medical marijuana. “People associate medical and recreational marijuana with THC, with a street drug, and with getting high,” Paige Figi says on a recent phone call. “This has
DEA Judge Rules on the Safety of Marijuana
In 1988 there was a petition filed to reschedule marijuana from Schedule 1. Administrative Law Judge Francis L. Young examined the evidence related to the dangers of marijuana. His findings were quite telling. Tragically, they were also ignored by the DEA and marijuana remains classified as a dangerous Schedule 1
Cannabis Extract to be Used to Treat Diabetes
While medical cannabis is often used to ease pain or nausea, an Israeli-American biopharmaceutical company is developing medicines containing cannabinoids — chemical compounds from cannabis plants — to treat conditions including diabetes, inflammatory diseases (like arthritis, atherosclerosis and ulcerative colitis) and cardiovascular disorders. ISA Scientific plans a Phase 2 trial
Cannabis Can Cure Cancer, It’s High Time We Stop Arresting People for It
Atlanta, Ga. – In a surprising move, CNN is reporting that marijuana may be a potential cure for certain types of cancer after numerous studies have shown the viability of cannabis as a potential cancer treatment. The report of marijuana being a potential cure was less surprising than the fact
The Science Behind Sanjay Gupta’s WEED 3
Trauma neurosurgeon turned journalist Dr. San Jay Gupta fired another broadside into cannabis prohibition Sunday with the one-hour CNN special WEED 3, on the eve of 4/20. In it, the one-time U.S. Surgeon General candidate called for a “medical marijuana revolution” and demanded the botanical be legalized for medical purposes.