On August 11 Gupta narrated a “Special Report” on CNN that provided dramatic examples of Cannabis' beneficial effects. In the days before it aired he made media appearances to apologize for his role in having “systematically misled” the American people about marijuana.
Bonni Goldstein, MD, spoke to 120 serious, devoted, desperate, courageous parents in Milpitas, CA, on the subject of CBD and Pediatric Epilepsy. “There’s a lot on the internet that’s opinion,” she said, “I’m here to give you the facts.”
"Planning Research for the Next Half a Century" was the title of Raphael Mechoulam's talk at the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) meeting in Freiburg, Germany in the summer of 2012.
Concentrated cannabis oil extracts are becoming increasingly popular among self-medicating patients as a claimed cure for many illnesses. Each oil extraction technique has advantages and disadvantages.
Cannabis and its derivatives have been documented for anti-epileptic effects since 1881. Today, the promise of cannabidiol (CBD) as an anti-epileptic treatment is prompting people to move to states that have safe access to medicinal products containing this compound.
The discovery of the endocannabinoid system has breathtaking implications for nearly every area of medicine, spawning a revolution in medical science.
As cannabis reforms sweep the nation, it is clear the U.S. has reached a pivotal point in the marijuana dispute. Martin A. Lee's new book Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana—Medical, Recreational and Scientific provides an unprecedented history of the controversial plant.
William Courtney, a Mendicino County-based physician, recommends eating—or juicing and then drinking—raw cannabis leaf and bud to achieve megadose therapeutic impact from marijuana without psychoactive effect. Others are skeptical.
"Hallelujah and glory be to Smoke Signals, Martin Lee’s bodacious new book, which chronicles everything and everyone worth chronicling in the annals of marijuana—from our nation’s first president who grew it; to our nation’s first Drug Czar who aimed to kill it; to Cheech & Chong, who made it hysterically funny..."
The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) is pleased to announce this year’s James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award recipients. The recipient in the popular and consumer books category is Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana—Medical, Recreational, and Scientific by Martin A. Lee.
A teen who consumes alcohol is likely to have reduced brain tissue health, but a teen who uses marijuana is not, according to a new study. Researchers scanned the brains of 92 adolescents, ages 16 to 20, before and after an 18-month period.
The Massachusetts-based company Medicinal Genomics has sequenced the entire genome of Cannabis sativa L. The announcement received much attention. But how will it impact research and public health?
With the voters in Washington and Colorado legalizing marijuana, Martin A. Lee argues that the war on pot may be over — and good riddance to decades of bad science, scare-mongering, and harsh laws.
You'd think it would have been very big news in the spring of 2005 when Donald Tashkin, a professor of pulmonology at UCLA, revealed that cannabis smoke doesn't cause lung cancer and may prevent respiratory tissue cells from becoming malignant.
Mounting evidence shows ‘cannabinoids’ in marijuana slow cancer growth, inhibit formation of new blood cells that feed a tumor, and help manage pain, fatigue, nausea, and other side effects. Cannabinoids “represent a new class of anticancer drugs."
The history of marijuana in America has long been a history of competing narratives, dueling interpretations. What follows are 13 slides of key moments in the history of marijuana in the United States.
Oral administration of CBD is safe and well tolerated in humans, according to clinical trial data published by the journal Current Pharmaceutical Design. Investigators at Kings College in London assessed the physiological and behavioral effects of CBD and THC versus placebo in a randomized, double-blind, crossover trial.