Hundreds of families have already relocated to Colorado in search of non-psychoactive cannabis-derived medicine for their severely ill children, sparking a long waiting list. Now the Food and Drug Administration, the pharmaceutical industry, the medical marijuana movement, a handful of conservative states, and a host of shady operators all say they’ve got the answer to those parents’ prayers. Frequent contributor David Bienenstock offers a comprehensive history of CBD. read whole article here
GW Pharmaceuticals, a drug company that specializes in cannabis-based pharmaceuticals, has received early approval on a patent covering the use of marijuana chemicals for treating brain cancer.
GW Pharmaceuticals announced Wednesday that it has been issued a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent Office for a patent application involving the use of THC and CBD, the two main chemicals in marijuana, for treating gliomas.
Once a patent application is deemed a genuine invention, the Patent Office sends a Notice of Allowance that outlines the fees involved with final approval.
Cannabis has been making a lot of noise lately. Multiple states across the United States and countries around the world have successfully legalized medical Marijuana, and the Uruguay parliament recently voted to create the world’s first legal marijuana market. This is good news as the health benefits of Cannabis are vast, with multiple medical and scientific studies that confirm them. On the other hand, arguments against the use of marijuana is usually published in Psychiatric journals, which show no scientific evidence that Cannabis is harmful to human health. All psychological evaluations from the intake of cannabis are largely based on assumptions, suggestions and observations (1). When we look at the actual science behind Cannabis, the health benefits can be overwhelming. So what does one who opposes the use of cannabis base their belief on? Nothing, not scientific evidence anyways. The negative stigmatism attached to marijuana is due to it’s supposed psychotropic effects, yet again, there is no scientific evidence to show that marijuana has any psychotropic effects. Nonetheless, cannabis has recently been the focus of medical research and considered as a potential therapeutic treatment and cure for cancer. Continue reading 20 Medical Studies That Prove Cannabis Can Cure Cancer→
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?” to read the whole article go here.
I just joined a lively Facebook group called Cannabis Oil Success Stories, you can get to it by just typing it into your Facebook page. It is interesting and informative with many good resources listed. For many people it is so important to talk to someone who has or is going through this journey. https://www.facebook.com/groups/416702921703509/
To just add a word of caution. Don’t jump to conclusions and also don’t believe everything people write on Facebook. You always need to do your own research and your best bet is to run it by a doctor who is familiar with alternative treatments.
Please become a member of ASA (Americans for safe Access) So many wonderful people are trying hard to get the laws changed and allow access to all patients in all states. There might be a local chapter in your town. They also have many more videos you can subscribe to.
ASA’s Executive Director presents the 2013 Patient Advocate Award to Jim Greig during the 1st annual National Medical Cannabis and Unity Conference. Since 2002, ASA has promoted excellence in the medical marijuana movement. The ASA Excellence Awards program recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to Safe Access, programs that exemplify the highest standards and organizations that have conducted activities to promote and expand safe access.