The topic of cannabis and asthma is somewhat infamous among patients as well as within the medical community. Many patients are aware of how cannabis can positively impact their lives. Yet, there is also a general taboo around the subject, due to the effects of the plant and its methods of consumption, as opposed to the nature and symptoms of asthma.
Denmark is a small Scandinavian country that borders Germany and is linked to Sweden by the Øresund Bridge, connecting the cities of Copenhagen and Malmo. The Danish capital Copenhagen is home to a community known as Freetown Christiania, which is infamous for its cannabis trade.
Organ transplants save thousands of lives every day, but this process is far from simple. Our bodies' immune systems are programmed to protect us from any external attacks and can trigger a transplant rejection. However, a recent study shows that THC can prevent organ rejection in mice.
The Cannabis Revolution is a feature-length documentary exploring the medicinal use of cannabis, the patients involved & the campaign to change UK law.
One of the biggest myths around cannabis is that its consumption has a negative impact on intelligence, especially for teenagers. In January of 2016, the results of two studies with adolescents were published, which found that the consumption of cannabis is not a causal factor for a reduced IQ or worse performance in school.
A painful surprise diagnosis and a painless surprise solution have changed the way I eat, and what I know about hempseed. This personal column covers arthritis, drug goats, and why I #EatSeedEveryDay.
Finland is a country situated in the cold northern reaches of Europe, and as such, the types of cannabis that can grow there are severely limited. Despite this, Finland has a long history of hemp use, although the approach to illicit drugs remains regressive, and cannabis laws are relatively harsh by European standards.
In addition to THC, CBD is also discussed regularly in relation to the therapeutic benefit of cannabis. CBD doesn’t cause any cerebral effects. For many patients, it is therefore an excellent and even preferred treatment option for their symptoms. You can read here how CBD can be used in medicine.
In the previous parts of this series, James Burton shared his expertise on how to run a government-controlled grow facility, as he did in 2003. In this last part, Burton will share his knowledge on processing cannabis after it is harvested. This section also includes a scientifically tested method used to increase THC levels by as much as 15%.
Autism, a condition that was rarely heard of 20 years ago and which is now the fastest growing developmental disorder. It is estimated that 1% of the global population suffers from autistic disorders. That equates to an alarming 73.9 million people. Could cannabis be a treatment? More and more experience-based reports on the subject are being produced.
The pioneering Israeli scientist known as “The Father of Cannabis Research”, Dr Raphael Mechoulam, is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at CannMed 2016, the Conference on Personalised Medicine with Cannabinoids being held at the Faculty of Medicine of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in April this year.
Israel is at the cutting edge of medical cannabis research. The renowned cannabinoid scientist Raphael Mechoulam and his team discovered the structure and properties of THC and CBD in the 1960s; since then, research has continued apace, aided by ever-relaxing government legislation as the safety and efficacy of cannabis is repeatedly proven.
Fifteen years ago, if you had walked into a coffeeshop in Amsterdam and asked about the CBD and THC content of cannabis, the odds are you would have been greeted with a look of confusion from the person behind the counter.
Cannabis News Network presents a miniseries on medicinal cannabis and the struggle of patients to get access to it. In part four you will see how patients take matters into their own hands, using Cannabis Social Clubs to get medicines of good quality.
The Republic of Slovenia has a long history of hemp and cannabis use, and has long been a transit point for cannabis grown in Albania and transported to western Europe. Currently, industrial hemp is widely grown, and consumption of cannabis itself is not criminalized.
Cannabis News Network is launching a series about medicinal cannabis. In episode three they show you how the first government-controlled system, including Bedrocan as cannabis supplier, is set up and why it is failing its patients.
Are you a medical practitioner, specialist/consultant, nurse or caregiver? Are you asked by patients about the therapeutic potential of cannabis and want to know more about it yourself as well? If so, this paper on the various aspects of the use of medicinal cannabis will help you to familiarise yourself with the topic.
In Episode 2 of this series, Cannabis News Network investigates the injustice of the medicinal cannabis system preferred by the United Nations, and the dissatisfaction of patients who depend upon this system.
Australia is set to legalise the cultivation of medicinal cannabis throughout the country. Last Wednesday (10 February), the government introduced a draft bill to Parliament to create a national legislative framework allowing the cultivation of medicinal cannabis, for approval at the end of March. Read more.