Unpleasant memories, we call that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Well it turns out it’s that thermostat essentially of remembering and forgetting that is very much regulated by our endocannabinoid activity (cannabis from within). So it turns out that there are natural consequences to being able to forget the past, so to speak. And it has to do with our ability to relearn something new. ..
( full story … Steady flow and the hot topic )
We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and that the association would be more positive with heavier use,” he said. “What we found instead was no association at all, and even a suggestion of some protective effect. ..
( full story … Killer Herb )
There is a growing number of clinical studies that indicate that cannabis or single cannabinoids may have medicinal value for certain diseases and under certain conditions. In the period from 1975 to current, at least 110 controlled clinical studies have been published, assessing well over 6100 patients suffering from a wide range of illnesses. Also the mechanisms of action are becoming increasingly clear since the discovery of the endocannabinoid system and its physiological functions. In 2006
( full story … Cannabinoid Medicines )
This years MardiGrass is excited in anticipation of the inevitable change in attitude towards cannabis use which is coming our way. You may not have heard but a third of Europe and half of America has all but legalised the once sacred plant and one of the leading exponents of the change, Dr Bob Melamede from Colorado, is coming to MardiGrass to speak to us on the anti-ageing and anti-cancer properties of the endocannabinoids that Australian prime ministers keep insisting are driving us crazy. We invited Kevin Rudd of course, if only he’d come.
( full story … Protestival 2010 )
In 1990, the cannabinoid receptor was first discovered in the human brain and by 1992 the entire endocannabinoid system had been uncovered. With this, science glimpsed the potential medicinal benefits of marijuana for the first time. Since then these potential medicinal uses have been well documented. According to Harm Reduction Journal’s report titled “Harm Reduction – The Cannabis Paradox”, cannabinoids “regulate intercellular communication, especially in the immune and nervous systems,” as well as “modulate and coordinate tissues, organ and body systems (including cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, excretory, immune… and respiratory systems).”
( full story … Cannabis Treatment )
Douglas Husak combines hard fact and rigorous moral reasoning in his well-argued analysis of the drug law debate in his book, ‘Legalize This! The case for decriminalising drugs.’ We have summarised his arguments – without offering our own view – to help the reader decide how they feel about the central question of the justice of drug laws.
( full story … The forgotten war! )
Mullaways Medical Cannabis has got the go ahead from the Federal level of the Therapeutic Goods Administration to move forward with their plans to manufacture medical cannabis. After a long drawn out process they have finally received approval with Director Tony Bower being declared ‘a fit and proper person for a license’.
( full story … Black History, Bright Future. )
Instead of copious amounts of pot smoking ‘for political reasons’, the H*E*M*P Bar is ‘demonstrating’ a wide range of hemp food stuffs
( full story … The scent of hemp cuisine )
So for me to return to Canada would be like committing suicide. I would be thrown in jail and denied my medicine and a short time later you would hear in the news that Rick Simpson died of natural causes.
( full story … A message from Rick Simpson )
When Mexico recently decriminalised drugs, Dr Stamper noted that the US President Obama did not call Mexico, as George Bush did to prevent a previous Mexican initiative. “That’s an extraordinary advance for us. The US respecting the sovereignty of a foreign government.” Dr Stamper’s tour re-invigorated debate on drug law reform in Australia,
( full story … A Great L.E.A.P forward: )