In a recent article in the New Yorker, former NFL superstar and longtime proponent of cannabis reform Ricky Williams advocates using cannabis for constipation and a number of other illnesses.Read More
NFL tackle Seantrel Henderson is facing a suspension from the league for using Medical Marijuana to treat symptoms of Chron’s Disease.Read More
Justine Meader used cannabis juice to help treat symptoms of Crohn’s disease. The cannabis treatment also eliminated side effects from other medications.Read More
Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger decides to add intractable pain as a qualifying condition for the Minnesota medical cannabis program.Read More
Christina Barbuto used medical marijuana to treat Crohn’s disease with her employer Advantage Sales and Marketing. She was fired for failing a drug test.Read More
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Shona Bonda, survivor of crohn’s disease and author of ‘Live Free or Die’ talks about what it was like to first discover medical marijuana.Read More
Tod Mikuriya, MD, did not live to see it, but his dream of investigating the medical potential of compounds in the cannabis plant other than THC is now within the grasp of his successors.
The Society of Cannabis Clinicians, the group Mikuriya founded in 1999, has drafted a “Strain Evaluation Survey” to collect data from patients who medicate with cannabis in which cannabidiol (CBD) is predominant
CBD-rich cannabis will be available at California and Colorado dispensaries by late summer —and soon thereafter, inevitably, in other states where patients can legally use cannabis as medicine.
Twelve strains rich in cannabidiol (CBD) have been identified in the year and a half since an analytic chemistry lab began testing cannabis samples provided by California dispensaries, growers, and edible makers. Buds from five of these strains have been available intermittently at Harborside Health Center in Oakland. Herbal Solutions in Long Beach also has provided CBD-rich cannabis to patients.
Eight of the CBD-rich strains are currently being grown out. The others cannot be reproduced because the growers hadn’t saved or couldn’t regain access to the genetic material that yielded their buds of interest.Read More
Medical use of cannabis has taken on momentum of its own, surging ahead of scientists’ ability to measure the drug’s benefits. The pace has been a little too quick for some, who see medicinal joints as a punch line, a ruse to free up access to a recreational drug.
But while the medical marijuana movement has been generating political news, some researchers have been quietly moving in new directions — testing cannabis and its derivatives against a host of diseases. The scientific literature now brims with potential uses for cannabis that extend beyond its well-known abilities to fend off nausea and block pain in people with cancer and AIDS. Cannabis derivatives may combat multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease and other inflammatory conditions, the new research finds. Cannabis may even kill cancerous tumors.Read More