A majority of British Columbians are keen to learn more about marijuana legalization and taxation, according to a recent survey. Nearly 75 per cent of B.C. adults would support a research trial to pilot a regulated market for recreational marijuana use, according to a survey conducted by Angus Reid between April 8-9. The bulk of
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFp210pZSKk Stephen Harper’s stance on marijuana is well known, but the legal status of pot isn’t exactly a subject the prime minister makes a point of talking about. In 2010, however, Harper gave a very detailed explanation of why he’s against liberalizing Canada’s marijuana laws. The clip was revived on Reddit this week and quickly
Last week, I wrote about the hypocrisy of politicians and public figures who endorse and promote alcohol use, while seeking to punish and shame those who make the safer choice to use marijuana. This same pro-booze double-standard is also promoted by the RCMP and other police forces across Canada. From the earliest days of
MontanaPBS’s new documentary, Clearing the Smoke, reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy and potentially even cancer. Extensive interviews with patients, doctors, researchers and skeptics detail the promises and the limitations of medicinal cannabis.
As Peter Melanson sees it, he went into business to help others. “It just gives me goosebumps to help somebody feel better,” said Melanson, sitting in an east Hamilton living room that’s filled with children’s books and toys. “By helping somebody by doing something that we love, there’s no better feeling.” Despite his purportedly
Ralph Miller was barely 30 years when he was hand-picked to lead a Canadian commission on whether marijuana should be legalized. As research director, it was his job to guide a small army of scientists to investigate the nonmedicinal impact of a much-demonized drug during the late 1960s and early 1970s. On May 29, 1969,
This is a documentary of how myself and others cured our cancers using an alternative and controversial treatment: cannabis oil. It’s a proven fact that CBD and THC, two of many components in cannabis, shrink tumors and cure cancer. This documentary shows my cancer being cured and explores the history and politics of cannabis
State Senator Kimberly Yee said she would amend her medical marijuana labeling bill — SB 1440 — so that a first-time violation would not result in the permanent closure of legal dispensaries. This is one of many problems with the bill. This didn’t occur, and the future of medical marijuana is in jeopardy. If you are an
The United Nations Children’s Fund has released its annual report on child well-being. “Report Card 11“, a comprehensive paper that details the specifics of child welfare, examines things from drug use to how many eat breakfast regularly, studying these topics across the globe. One of the topics studied is cannabis use among those aged 11-15. The study
0 Comments Cannabis infused butter and oils serves as the basic building block for a myriad of edible products for both humans and animals. In theory any product that contains butter or oil can effectively be made into an edible cannabis product. While the vast majority of cannabis cooking oils and butters are homemade, there
A pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a compound derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer, potentially altering the fatality of the disease forever. “It took us about 20 years of research to figure this out, but we are very excited,” said
Abstract Cannabinoids inhibit cancer cell invasion via increasing tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1). This study investigates the role of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) within this action. In the lung cancer cell lines A549, H358, and H460, cannabidiol (CBD; 0.001–3 μM) elicited concentration-dependent ICAM-1 up-regulation compared to vehicle via cannabinoid receptors, transient receptor potential vanilloid
San Francisco – Researchers at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco found that a marijuana compound known as cannabidiol can stop metastasis in many types of aggressive cancers. Sean McAllister, one of the researchers at California Pacific, was studying the effects of Cannabidiol (CDB). Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive chemical compound in the cannabis plant.
Dr. Melamede, Associate Professor and Biology Chairman, Biology Department, University of Colorado, explains how the Endocannabinoid System functions as a “Global Homeostatic Regulator”, balancing several organ systems. He theorizes that, “Free Radicals are the Friction of Life. Endocannabinoids are the Oil of Life.” View the other parts of the video here https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=HOLISTIC+BIOCHEMISTRY+OF+
Leaf introduces Dr. William Courtney and Kristen Peskuski of Cannabis International; along with the people involved in researching, promoting, regulating and benefiting from raw cannabis. Dr. Courtney is a physician and researcher from Mendocino, California, who gives medical marijuana approvals to qualified patients in Mendocino and Humboldt Counties. Kristen Peskuski is a researcher and patient
Cannabis sativa hemp, the miracle plant, contains the cure for cancer and other ailments. After a serious head injury in 1997, Rick Simpson sought relief from his medical condition through the use of medicinal hemp oil. When Rick discovered that the hemp oil (with its high concentration of T.H.C.) cured cancers and other illnesses, he