medical cannabis

FREE ONLINE eBOOK: The Emperor Wears No Clothes by Jack Herer

FREE ONLINE eBOOK: The Emperor Wears No Clothes by Jack Herer

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

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Irv Rosenfeld testifies how medical cannabis keeps him alive

Irv Rosenfeld testifies how medical cannabis keeps him alive

Irv Rosenfeld is the longest surviving medical marijuana patient alive today. He is a hero and pioneer for many in the medical cannabis world.  Although this video is a little dated, it is an excellent framing of the issue of medical cannabis. Mr. Rosenfeld testified before the State of Michigan Committee on Government Operations on Tuesday November 28th, 2006

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Pennsylvania: Medical cannabis legislation introduced

Pennsylvania: Medical cannabis legislation introduced

From NORML

Folks you can make history by voting on this measure by entering your zip code and filling out the form here.  So express yourself and go fill out this form.

Cannabis patient1Legislation to allow for the physician-authorized use of cannabis is pending before state lawmakers. Representative Mark Cohen has filed legislation, House Bill 1181, to enact statewide legal protections for qualified patients who are authorized by their physician to engage in cannabis therapy. The proposal seeks to establish a network of state-regulated compassion centers to provide cannabis to patients. Qualified patients would also be able to grow specified quantities of cannabis in private. This measure has been referred to the House Committee on Health, but has yet to be scheduled for a hearing. You can view the full text of this proposal here.

According to a May 2013 Franklin and Marshall statewide poll, 82 percent of Pennsylvanians favor allowing doctors to authorize specified amounts of marijuana for patients suffering from serious illnesses. Despite this, Governor Corbett recently went on record stating his opposition to medical marijuana. He said, “This is a gateway to many other drugs. I believe we have a drug problem in this country. We have a drug problem in the state of Pennsylvania.”

We encourage you to contact the Governor directly and urge him to support this sensible legislation by calling 717-787-2500 or emailing Governor@pa.gov.

You can also enter your zip code here to quickly and easily contact your Representative and urge him or her to support this measure.

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Ultra-low dose cannabis gives heart protection in mice

Ultra-low dose cannabis gives heart protection in mice

Could human hearts be protected by low dose cannabis?  A new study shows promise.  Mice, which received a very low dose of THC (0.002 mg per kg of body weight) before myocardial infarction (heart attack) showed a better outcome than non-treated mice. Researchers applied three forms of treatment: a single dose of THC 2 hours or 48 hours or continuous treatment over 3 weeks. All treatments were effective. They concluded that “a single ultra-low dose of THC before ischemia is a safe and effective treatment that reduces myocardial ischemic damage.”Heart hands
Felsenstein Medical Research Center, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqwa, Israel.
Waldman M, et al. Biochem Pharmacol 2013;85(11):1626-33.

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Honey kills antibiotic resistant bacteria

Honey kills antibiotic resistant bacteria

Honey works fabulously for extracting topical cannabis products and edibles.  It has other wonderful properties in addition to being a carrier for medicine.  Lately, increased rates of antibiotic resistant infections have led to a dramatic decrease in the effectiveness of almost all conventional drugs. Long live the honey bee! Traditional folk healers have talked about the virtues of honey for treating infections while conventionally trained physicians have long dismissed these claims. Finally there is a bit of science supporting the claims that honey just might have some effect after all.Honey bee

Citation Link:
Kwakman PHS et al. Medical-grade honey kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria in vitro and eradicates skin colonization. Clin Infect Dis 2008 Jun 1; 46:1677

-Dr. Jake Felice

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Demystifying medical cannabis in New York State

Demystifying medical cannabis in New York State

Cannabis and addiction is a commonly discussed topic in legalization settings.  Recently experts gathered in New York to discuss this and other topics.  Enjoy this video stream of a great 2 hour forum that is relevant for medicinal cannabis, clinical, public health, and policy issues for cannabis in general.  –Jake Felice, ND

Here are the times corresponding to each speaker in the video.  In particular, pay attention to Dr. Sunil Aggarwal’s discussion about 19 minutes into the video.

00:00-02:52 Jennifer Talley, Ph.D.
02:53-07:27 John Crepsac, LCSW
07:28-18:17 Gabriel Sayegh
19:05-46:48 Sunil Aggarwal, MD, PhD
46:58-1:05:56 Julie Holland, MD
105:57-1:31:57 Andrew Tatarsky, PhD
1:31-58-2:02:39 Q&A

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