One of Canada’s largest cannabis companies announced Wednesday it has received Health Canada approval for clinical trials of the effectiveness of cannabis-derived compound cannabidiol as a treatment for anxiety in animals.
CANNABIS CULTURE – On many drug addiction programs, “abstinence” is the keyword. The reasoning? Perhaps something akin to “Using cannabis keeps you in a drug-using environment, and potentially makes you susceptible to using other drugs (gateway theory). Also, cannabis is a drug, and you cannot use drugs to get off other drugs.”
Lamar Odom, who has battled crack cocaine addiction, recently stated that he found marijuana was helpful in his treatment and recovery for substance abuse.
As marijuana use continues to become decriminalized across the United States, doctors, researchers and patients are pushing to make it an accepted part of cancer treatments.
CANNABIS CULTURE – I am often asked, “What makes cannabis medicine?” This question leads to more questions, like “What condition/s can I use cannabis for? How much cannabis do I need to use, and how often? What strain or product do I use for my condition?”
Government refuses to issue licence for medication that reduces six-year-old’s seizures.
Parents of an elementary school student who has leukemia are suing a Schaumburg-based school district and the state of Illinois for the right for her to take medical marijuana at school.
MS Society says there is sufficient evidence of drug’s effectiveness to relax ban for patients with no other options.
A drug rehabilitation clinic is trying out a new approach to get people off drugs – by letting them smoke weed.
Alcoholism is a pervasive chemical affliction. Marijuana, which is far more benign, could be used in treatment.