Tag Archives: medicinal cannabis

German court allows patients to grow own cannabis

A German court has ruled in favor of allowing seriously ill patients to grow their own cannabis for medical treatment. But the ruling, with certain stipulations, could still prevent self-cultivation for some patients. Michael F. is seriously ill. For more than 20 years, the craftsman from the western German city of Mannheim has suffered from […]

The Endocannabinoid System and How It Works

The discovery of the fact that the human body contains an endocannabinoid system and subsequently produces chemical compounds similar in nature to the elements found in Cannabis has been a key factor in the advance in medical research regarding medicinal cannabis use.

Cannabis, Social Anxiety, and Avoidant Personality Disorder

Cannabis has long been known to be strongly linked to a range of related conditions including agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder and avoidant personality disorder. Sufferers of these conditions are demonstrated to be more likely than the general population to develop dependence on cannabis, as well as tobacco and alcohol. As with so many psychological and […]

Cannabinoids found in human breast milk

Woven into the fabric of the human body is an intricate system of proteins known as cannabinoid receptors that are specifically designed to process cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Cannabis now legal in Washington and Colorado – how will the Federal government respond?

The last few weeks have been uniquely significant in the decades-long battle to end global prohibition of cannabis. Landmark ballots in Washington and Colorado have caused ripples throughout the industry, affecting cannabis politics worldwide. No final word from the federal government Despite initial statements from the federal government that their stance on cannabis remains unchanged, […]

Cannabis and multiple sclerosis: an overview

Sufferers of multiple sclerosis (MS) have long claimed significant benefit can be gained from smoking cannabis. An early study into the effect of cannabis on MS sufferers was conducted in 1997, where researchers conducted an anonymous survey of U.S. and U.K.-based patients to systematically assess its various benefits.

Another precedent set: San Diego court finds in favour of dispensary owner

Until now, the question of whether a dispensary can claim to be a non-profit organization has been a contentious issue within California’s medical cannabis industry. In the past, prosecutors have attempted to convict dispensary owners if patients had been supplied with cannabis, without having had a physical role in its cultivation. Essentially, this implies that even […]

History in the making? Americans for Safe Access push to reclassify cannabis

The 16th of October 2012 marked a milestone battle in the fight to legalize cannabis. The case Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration was brought before the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit, the second-most powerful court in the nation, in an effort to reclassify the scheduling of cannabis.

Should Grandma Smoke Pot? – The final cut

A film produced by famous smuggler, author and activist Robert Platshorn and award winning film maker Walter J. Collins.

How Cannabidiol can prevent the growth and metastasis of breast cancer

By the time aggressive breast cancers begin to invade and metastasize surrounding tissue, survival and rehabilitation of the sufferer is highly unlikely. Very little is understood of the complex genetic processes at work during the final stages of the disease, and there are currently few treatment options available.