“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.
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?
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.
This study examines the current knowledge of physiological and clinical effects of THC and CBD and presents a rationale for their combination in pharmaceutical preparations. Cannabinoid and vanilloid receptor effects as well as non-receptor mechanisms are also explored.
The emerging significance of cannabis components other than THC was again a prominent theme when the International Association of Cannabis as Medicine met in Cologne in early October, 2007.