By Michael Robin | Published in USASK.CA University of Saskatchewan researchers have discovered the chemical pathway that Cannabis sativa uses to create bioactive compounds called cannabinoids, paving the way for the development of marijuana varieties to produce pharmaceuticals or cannabinoid-free industrial hemp. The research appears online in the July 16 early edition of ...
March 23, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
By UprisingRadio.org | Published on KPFK.org A recent study by psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of South Carolina, Columbia found that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were significantly more likely to develop drug addictions as adults. Compared to children without the disorder, researchers concluded ADHD ...
April 29, 2011Daily Dose
By Bradley Bouzane and Jordan Press | Published in the Vancouver Sun When Nick Bala started chemotherapy, he asked his doctor for something to help with the nausea and vomiting that followed each treatment. After about four months, Bala asked his doctor for a prescription for medicinal marijuana. "I found that it made a ...
April 14, 2011Daily Dose
The effects of cannabis use on neurocognition in schizophrenia: A meta-analysis By Rabin RA, Zakzanis KK, and George TP | The Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Schizophrenia Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Published in the National Institutes of Health's U.S. National Library ...
April 7, 2011Daily Dose
Pot that kills pain with no high is possible: Study By SHEENA GOODYEAR, QMI Agency Tetrahydrocannabinol (TCH) is the key ingredient in marijuana that makes people high, said Zhang. It works by binding to molecular anchors on cells called cannaboid type-1 receptors. It was thought that this process also relieved pain, but Zhang ...
April 4, 2011Daily Dose
By Pauline Comeau | Published in CMAJ New evidence-based guidelines are urgently needed to help doctors negotiate Canada's hazy medical marijuana landscape, particularly in light of Health Canada's efforts to impose new dose limits, say the nation's leading cannabis researcher and doctors who have been queried about their marijuana authorizations. Canada should ...
March 7, 2011Rich
MMAR Patients Lobby Group (www.cannsave.net) is planning a trip to Parliament Hill for some of our members to occupy the Public Gallery in the House of Commons on January 31, 2011. It is the first day of the new session of Parliament, the 10th Anniversary of the MMAD (Marihuana Medical ...
January 28, 2011Daily Dose
Marie Tripp filed an application in August to change her licence after her doctor doubled her prescription for cannabis, and spoke to QMI Agency at the end of September about previous delays she suffered while getting renewals and changes for her licence.
January 19, 2011Daily Dose
Jacob Hunter is the director of the new dispensary and says in Canada, access to medical marijuana by people who require it is a constitutional right. He says while illegal reselling is always a concern, there are strict rules on who they can sell to. "We make all of our ...
January 17, 2011Daily Dose