Join me at the largest free speech event on the planet, Seattle Hempfest 2013. Because of it’s low toxicity and broad effectiveness, cannabis has a huge role to play in 21st century medicine. I am excited to announce that I will be speaking on the medical panel for the third time about the benefits of topical, raw and low-psychoactive applications of cannabis for chronic pain. Come to Hempfest and educate yourself about the myriad of benefits offered by the Cannabis plant including medicinal, scientific, industrial, agricultural, economic, environmental, and other benefits and applications. There will be lot’s of live music and other festivities too. It’s fun and it’s FREE!
I’ll be speaking at the Peter McWilliams stage on Friday, August 16 at 5:40 PM; on the Medical Panel on Saturday, August 17th at the Hemposium stage at 11:50 AM; and on Sunday, August 18th at the Seeley stage at 12:50 PM. Here is a list of the full speaker schedule and Hempfest map.
Topical cannabis reduces pain in just 20 minutes after application, broadens range of motion, and does not give patients a head high. Additionally, cannabis helps patients use less harmful medications such as opiates, and in terms of toxicity, it is by far the safest of all the pain medications.
Free online cannabis book “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” by #JackHerer. This is the book that started the hemp revolution. More than 600,000 copies have been sold to date. Jack wanted this information to be available to everyone, so he published the text of the book here on the internet for free. Great resource –> http://goo.gl/oLVr9
Tabriz, Iran: The consumption of hemp seed nutritional oil, in conjunction with the intake of evening primrose oils and a restricted diet high in hot-natured foods (such as pepper) and low in saturated fats and sugars, is associated with “significant improvement” in symptom management and immunological characteristics in subjects with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to clinical trial data published in the current issue of the scientific journal BioImpacts.
Researchers at the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in Iran assessed the impact of hemp seed oil, evening primrose oils, and a restricted diet in 23 patients diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS. They reported that participants at the study’s completion “were healthier in comparison to baseline” and that “clinical and immunological parameters showed improvement in the patients after the intervention.” Authors acknowledged that hemp seed oil possesses potent antioxidative properties and also likely acts on specific signaling pathways that regulate inflammatory responses – two characteristics that would presumably make it beneficial in the treatment of MS.
Authors concluded: “After six months, significant improvements in extended disability status score were found. … Our data demonstrated that co-supplemented hemp seed and evening primrose oils with hot-natured diet intervention may decrease the risk of developing MS.”
Previously published clinical trials assessing the impact of inhaled cannabis and extracted organic cannabinoids in patients with MS have demonstrated that plant cannabinoids can alleviate disease symptoms – such as involuntary spasticity, neuropathy, and bladder dysfunction – and, in some subjects, may actually moderate disease progression. Nonetheless, the National MS Society shares little enthusiasm for the therapeutic use of either cannabis or cannabis-derived products as a treatment option for MS patients, stating on its website: “[B]ased on the studies to date – and the fact that long-term use of marijuana may be associated with significant, serious side effects – it is the opinion of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Medical Advisory Board that there are currently insufficient data to recommend marijuana or its derivatives as a treatment for MS symptoms.”