In a March 15th story, Marty Swant reported for the Columbia Missourian on how the House was quick to shoot down efforts to legalize medical cannabis during a debate concerning House Bill 1472 regarding K2, the so-called “synthetic marijuana”. Senate Bill 887 is very similar to this.
In a related STLToday article, Missouri Representative Franz was quoted as saying, ” We’ve got to do something, because somebody’s going to be using this, driving a vehicle and killing somebody.”
Treating Yourself, a medical marijuana journal for patients by patients, in a recent article posses several questions, one of the most obvious being: how could anybody give psychostimulants (like Ritalin and Adderall), amphetamines and methamphetamines, to children?
Cannabinoids are immune system modulators, with the specific CB2 cannabinoid receptor found on most cells on the immune system, promoting the Th2 response while inhibiting the Th1 response. The Th1 immune response is critical for fighting infections caused by specific infectious agents while the Th2 response promotes the humoral arm of the immune system. It turns down the Th1 immune response, is characterized by antibody production, and is typically anti-inflammatory. The Th1 and Th2 pathways are functionally balanced to optimally meet the survival needs of an organism in its environment. Many autoimmune and other age-related diseases (such as MS, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and diabetes) are characterized by an excessive Th1-driven immune response at the site of the tissue damage involved.
Apr 27 2010 | Posted in Cannabis Science
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Zinn wrote his PhD dissertation on LaGuardia’s years as a Congressman representing the tenement dwellers of East Harlem (1917-1933, minus his stint in the Army and two years as President of the New York City Board of Aldermen). “LaGuardia in Congress,” published by Cornell University Press in 1959, established Zinn’s reputation as a historian. It debunked the prevailing text-book image of the 1920s. Its themes were encapsulated in an essay, “LaGuardia in the Jazz Age,” which Zinn published in “The Politics of History” (Beacon, 1970).
The Iowa Medical Society is backing an effort to reclassify marijuana in the state to make it easier for scientists to study the drug’s potential benefits for sick people. The group represents around 4,600 physicians.
The D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill Tuesday to allow chronically ill patients to receive a doctor’s prescription to use marijuana and buy it from a city-sanctioned distribution center.
Under the bill, which passed without debate, a patient who suffers from HIV, glaucoma, cancer or a “chronic and lasting disease” may receive a doctor’s recommendation to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana in a 30-day period.
In 2000, at the dawn of the new millenium, Patients Out of Time began a long-term series aimed to educate health care professionals and the general public about therapeutic cannabis, or medical marijuana. This biannual event celebrated their 10th Anniversary this past April 15-17 in Warwick, Rhode Island and was also sponsored by the University of California School of Medicine, and continuing education credits were also offered for physicians and nurses. The Rhode Island State Nurses Association, American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine and Mothers Against Misuse and Abuse were also on hand, amongst many of the world’s most renowned researchers and physicians on cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system and two of four remaining Federal Medical Marijuana Program were also in attendance.
by Al Byrne, co-founder, Patients Out of Time It has been 80 years since an American medical school taught its students about the clinical applications of cannabis utilized to treat the ill. It will be 10 years in the spring of 2010 that Patients Out of Time has been re-establishing clinical cannabis knowledge in the medical [...]
Medical Marijuana 411 http://www.medicalmarijuana411.com interview with Robert, medical marijuana user, who was prescribed marijuana edibles to counteract his weight loss problem. After being prescribed different more mainstream drugs to suppress his immune system with no luck, Robert was prescribed a medicinal form of marijuana for his lymphoma. Never a recreational drug user, Robert was prescribed Marinol which utilizes synthetic THC to help increase appetite. Transcript to follow:
Blue Dream is one I am particularly fond of. Its, like I said, I need it for appetite. Its very good for that. Im able to eat when I use it! Concentration, focus its very good for that. I prefer Indicas, because I have a lot of sleep loss. I feel a Indica would be the best kush. YouTube Video
Chris Conrad’s new book Cannabis Yields and Dosage: A Guide to the Production and Use of Medical Marijuana is an all-encompassing guide for patients, physicians, lawmakers, and law enforcement. Part I of his book is filled with scientific facts about the yield, uses, and dosage of medical cannabis. In the second part of his book, he explains the legal settings for the first part of his book and Part III offers a model Safe Access Now ordinance for guidelines for the implementation of California’s Prop 215 [HS 11362.5] and SB 420 [HS 11362.7]. And in the last part of his book he offers other States’ laws as well as provides references and websites for his reader’s use (unfortunately our site came out after his book went to press).
Chris Conrad is a Court-qualified cannabis expert, director of Safe Access Now, author of Hemp: Lifeline to the Future and Hemp for Health, as well as the curator of the Hash-Marijuana-Hemp Museum in Amsterdam.