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Dr. Donald Tashkin (UCLA) In Favor Of Legalization
Daily Dose 2011-03-15

Dr. Donald Tashkin (UCLA) In Favor Of Legalization

source: https://www.sacbee.com/livinghere/story/1861861.html UCLA’s Tashkin studied heavy marijuana smokers to determine whether the use led…

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American Medical Association Agrees Marijuana May Have Analgesic Benefits
Daily Dose 2011-03-07

American Medical Association Agrees Marijuana May Have Analgesic Benefits

American Medical Association Agrees Marijuana May Have Analgesic Benefits The American Medical Association (AMA)…

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Just What the Doctor Ordered
Daily Dose 2011-02-26

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Just What the Doctor Ordered She began with hydrocodone for the pain, Cymbalta and…

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Physician Talks About History, Science, Large Range Benefits Fox News
Daily Dose 2011-02-24

Physician Talks About History, Science, Large Range Benefits Fox News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ag753xidcOI Physician Talks About History, Science, Large Range Benefits of Medical Marijuana on Fox…

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When Science Goes to Pot
Daily Dose 2011-02-02

When Science Goes to Pot

When Science Goes to Pot Welcome to the world of science. I didn’t do…

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Physician Promotes Pros of Pot
Daily Dose 2011-01-17

Physician Promotes Pros of Pot

“Marijuana is one of the most beneficial and least side-effect causing drugs known to man,” Bearman said. “The therapeutic value of cannabis is enormous and as a drug it is often more effective, less expensive and causes less complications than many of the treatments currently being used to treat many different types of illness.”

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Dr. Donald Abrams
Daily Dose 2011-01-06

Dr. Donald Abrams

“And these also could interact with the levels of the aids drugs. So we proposed a study to see if smoked cannabis could alleviate the pain of this peripheral neuropathy and ultimately we wound up doing a placebo-controlled trial where 25 patients smoked real cannabis from the government and 25 smoked cannabis that had the active ingredient had been extracted. And we showed the group that smoking the real cannabis had a decrease not only in their peripheral neuropathy pain in an experimental pain that we created in the patients by heating their skin to 104 degrees and then applying caparison cream on top of their skin. So that study funded by the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research actually was the one of the first modern studies to be done that showed in a randomized placebo control fashion that cannabis does have a medicinal use and that is for treatment of HIV related peripheral neuropathy.”

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Probing Question: Is Medical Marijuana a Medically Valid Treatment?
Daily Dose 2010-12-08

Probing Question: Is Medical Marijuana a Medically Valid Treatment?

Physicians prescribe more dangerous, addictive, and mind-altering drugs than marijuana all the time,” he said. “So why shouldn’t they be able to prescribe marijuana, which is nearly impossible to overdose on?

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Sunil Aggarwal Explains the American Medical Association's History Regarding Cannabis
Daily Dose 2010-11-27

Sunil Aggarwal Explains the American Medical Association's History Regarding Cannabis

Sunil Aggarwal, PhD, MD candidate at the University of Washington School of Medicine, explains how important cannabis was to medical science prior to marijuana prohibition and how the American Medical Association (AMA) supported cannabis therapeutics (medical marijuana).

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Study Explains How Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells
Daily Dose 2010-11-15

Study Explains How Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells

By Steve Kubby, posted in drugpolicycentral.com The study by Manuel Guzmán of Madrid Spain…

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Treating Yourself’s Marco Renda Talks Medical Marijuana
Daily Dose 2010-11-11

Treating Yourself’s Marco Renda Talks Medical Marijuana

Imagine being sick and your doctor giving you a prescription but having to wait for six months before that prescription can be used. That’s the reality for many needing medical marijuana in Canada according to Marco Renda.

Marco Renda, 51, is the publisher and Editor in Chief of Treating Yourself magazine, a publication dedicated to medical marijuana. In fact 80 percent of the articles are written by those living with illnesses or their caregivers where medical marijuana is used. Renda said during a telephone interview that those articles allow doctors to see more into patient’s lives than when outsiders write about the issues.

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Doctors to Study Effectiveness of CBD
Daily Dose 2010-11-11

Doctors to Study Effectiveness of CBD

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.

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Marijuana Derivative Could Be Useful for Pain Treatment
Daily Dose 2010-10-29

Marijuana Derivative Could Be Useful for Pain Treatment

A new compound similar to the active component of marijuana (cannabis) might provide effective pain relief without the mental and physical side effects of cannabis, according to a study in the July issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).

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Dr. Donald Abrams Has High Hopes For the Future of Cannabis Therapeutics
Daily Dose 2010-10-27

Dr. Donald Abrams Has High Hopes For the Future of Cannabis Therapeutics

VIDEO from MedicalMarijuana411.com: Donald Abrams, M.D. talks about Cannabis Science and some of the positive effects of medical marijuana from the doctor’s perspective: “Cannabis science is a huge field. I think that we have had somewhat of a moratorium on doing research on smoked marijuana as a medicine. There is this explosion in cannibiniod receptor, agonist, antagonist, endo-cannabinoids, manipulating the endo-cannabinoid system. But I think its very exciting, you know to think about all the potential therapeutics to come.”


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Cannabis Rx: Cutting Through the Misinformation
Daily Dose 2010-09-27

Cannabis Rx: Cutting Through the Misinformation

by Dr. Andrew Weil: If an American doctor of the late 19th century stepped into a time warp and emerged in 2010, he would be shocked by the multitude of pharmaceuticals that today’s physicians use. But as he pondered this array (and wondered, as I do, whether most are really necessary), he would soon notice an equally surprising omission, and exclaim, “Where’s my Cannabis indica?”

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Melanie Dreher, PhD
Daily Dose 2010-07-28

Melanie Dreher, PhD

Melanie Dreher, PhD Discusses How Cannabis Is Used As Medicine in Jamaica Transcript –…

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Study Finds No Cancer-Marijuana Connection
Daily Dose 2010-07-21

Study Finds No Cancer-Marijuana Connection

The largest study of its kind has unexpectedly concluded that smoking marijuana, even regularly and heavily, does not lead to lung cancer.

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Dr. Sunil Aggarwal Discusses the Safety of Medical Cannabis
Daily Dose 2010-07-08

Dr. Sunil Aggarwal Discusses the Safety of Medical Cannabis

Toxicity is defined as death from consumption of Aspirin. Will kill you 10 times the standard dose, or something like that and over time Aspirin will tear up your gut, your GI. Cannabis if you take 10 times the recommended dose for pain relief will perhaps cause some sedation maybe a little agitation, but would not cause any death and or organ damage as far as the science shows.

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Dr Robert Melamede PhD on the Endocannabinoid System
Daily Dose 2010-06-26

Dr Robert Melamede PhD on the Endocannabinoid System

Hi, I’m Dr Robert Melamede PhD. I’m a professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. I was the former chairman of the biology department there. And currently in addition to my role as professor I am also the CEO and president of Cannabis Science a publicly traded company on the NASDAC bulletin board (CBIS). I was studying free radicals in that I was studying radiation chemistry and DNA repair. So that gave me a foundation to understand free radicals as very important modulators, essentially of aging and age related illnesses. Which is really what cannabis does. So, by combining my understanding of life from the thermodynamic point of view, pharma-equilibrium thermodynamic point of view in conjunction with my expertise in radiation chemistry and free radicals and being a lifelong cannabis user, I have been in a very unique position to assemble those three entities into a cohesive perspective as to what life is and the fundamental role that the endocannabinoid system plays in life and how it modulates a imbalance we all suffer.

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Medicinal Marijuana: A Patient-Driven Phenomenon
Daily Dose 2010-06-14

Medicinal Marijuana: A Patient-Driven Phenomenon

Fourteen states and the District of Columbia have launched a medical experiment that doesn’t follow any of the rules of science.

By approving the use of marijuana as a medicine — with varying kinds of restrictions — these jurisdictions are bypassing the federal government’s elaborate processes for approving medicines.

That’s highly unusual. In fact, it’s only happened once in recent memory: In the late 1970s, about half the states legalized the use of laetrile, an extract of apricot pits, as a cancer treatment. At least 50,000 cancer patients took it before it was exposed as totally useless.

Nobody argues that marijuana is the new laetrile. For one thing, nobody’s claiming it cures any fatal diseases. But it is a departure from the usual rules of evidence for drugs.

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Not Just a High - Scientists Test Medicinal Marijuana Against MS, Inflammation and Cancer
Daily Dose 2010-06-09

Not Just a High - Scientists Test Medicinal Marijuana Against MS, Inflammation and Cancer

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.

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