On July 13, Dr. Weiss testified before the Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, part of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on the topic of “Researching the Potential Medical Benefits and Risks of Marijuana.” Laying aside what seems like an inappropriate subcommittee to hear testimony on the science of cannabis (the focus is crime and terrorism), the testimony did release some … Continue reading “Senate Hearings Reveal Drug Agencies’ Strategies for Medical Cannabis | Cannabis Now”
World got you down, bunkie? There’s good reason. Terror and unrest seem to abound. Brexit threatens to isolate the U.K., casting it back to the 1950s. Donald Trump wants America to return to that time as well, with his nativism and clearly racist comments. And then there is Orlando—the slaughter of 49 innocent souls, … Continue reading “Terror in the Present and the Past|Huff Post (07/01/2016)”
The use of cannabis by those experiencing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is well known, but cannabis doesn’t cure PTSD. In fact, there are many who feel that PTSD can never be cured since the underlying problem is memory of psychological trauma that can never be fully erased. PTSD, like grief, must be assimilated into … Continue reading “Buds & Brushes: The Art of Healing | Cannabis Now (06/27/2016)”
As we enter the second decade of state-authorized medical cannabis the growing pains are evident and the maturing industry is entering a time of reckoning. Having millions of Americans legally using cannabis, medically or otherwise, is a true victory but, frankly, the time has come for a bit of reform within the industry. Those of … Continue reading “Healthcare Professionals are Needed in Dispensaries | Cannabis Now (01/06/21016)”
Ma Bell is long gone, replaced, it seems, by Father Facebook. Back in the 20th Century, Bell Telephone was often referred to as Ma Bell because, in the words of Urban Dictionary, it was “the entire national telephone network.” It’s true. Many people can recall a time when Ma Bell was the … Continue reading “Father Facebook|Huff Post (02/08/2016)”
Recently two U.S. cannabis reformers Steph Sherer of Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and Michael Krawitz of Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access (VMCA) traveled to Geneva to address a committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) about cannabis reform. In the complicated scheme of international drug control, WHO is similar to the U.S. Food and … Continue reading “International Prohibition: The Next Battleground | Cannabis Now (01/20/2016)”
Bobby Moulton will not go to jail. The Rhode Island medical cannabis activist who has dedicated his life to helping pediatric cancer patients with cannabis oil has dodged a potential of 30 years in jail and will, instead, serve 7 years of unencumbered probation. Miracles, it seems, do still happen. Bobby’s case was detailed in … Continue reading “Victory for the Kids | Cannabis Now (11/09/2015)”
By all accounts, Bobby Moulton is a nice guy. The soft-spoken, Indiana native loves kids and a few years back he found his calling when he learned how effective cannabis oil could be in the treatment of cancer, particularly pediatric cancer. “I was a sick ‘lil one myself,” he recalls. “Ear infections, pneumonia, seizures and … Continue reading “Taking One for the Kids: Activist Arrests Continue | Cannabis Now”
As research into the endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS) uncovers more and more therapeutic applications of cannabis it is likely that Big Pharma will get involved. In fact, it already has. Source: Big Pharma-Produced Cannabis Is Likely Coming to the U.S.
No one gets arrested for marijuana any more, right? Source: Medical Marijuana Arrests: When Will It End?