Do We Need Large-Scale Randomized Double Blind Clinical Trials for Medical Cannabis?
Here is a great editorial by Judith Stamps which addresses something we are hearing often today – the “lack of clinical trials” that demonstrate the effectiveness of marijuana as medicine and proposes that the large-scale trial mentality is wrong for cannabis. If you’ve been following current events on medical cannabis, you will have heard its
Christians, Conservatives and Cannabis
More Christians are warming up to the idea of medical marijuana, and for good reason.
More Christians See the Light on Medical Marijuana
Christianity and cannabis are historically not fine bedfellows. The mere mention of marijuana in Christian company normally elicits some kind of negative response that stems from a long history of government opposition, warnings of its dangers, and “stoner” stereotypes. But this is rapidly changing as the truth about marijuana’s usefulness
Here’s Why We Should Rethink Rescheduling Marijuana
Should the federal government be scheduling marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act? Jon Gettman makes a strong argument for regulation instead of rescheduling. HT Editor’s Note: These remarks are a summary of a presentation by the author, Jon Gettman, to the Ninth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapuetics. After observing the final
Why Marinol Is Not As Good As Real Marijuana
One of the arguments you hear often from those who oppose full plant cannabis as medicine is that there are already cannabis-based pharmaceuticals on the market. However, patient satisfaction with drugs like Marinol tends to be lower than simply using the real plant. Here is an excellent article by Paul Armentano
Why CBD is Not Enough: The Entourage Effect
Several states have or are in the process of legalizing cannabis extracts (typically oils) high in cannabidiol (CBD) and very low in THC. Because these medicines lack THC (the cannabinoid in marijuana that produces the euphoric high), conservative politicians have been much more willing to embrace this approach to medical marijuana.
Time Magazine – The Great Pot Experiment
Time Magazine’s May 25, 2015 issue explores the “encouraging, troubling, and strangely divided world of marijuana science.” Legalization keeps rolling ahead. But because of years of government roadblocks on research, we don’t know nearly enough about the dangers of marijuana—or the benefits. Welcome to the encouraging, troubling and strangely divided
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.
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta – Marijuana and the Brain Animation and Landmark Federal Marijuana Bill
This is a short animation about how CBD works in the body and an interview with a Republican Congressman about his medical marijuana bill which would legalize CBD at the federal level.