Julia Veintrop Victory! Well… sort of Part 5 – June 16, 2017 With a warm, happy heart and a legally lit doobie smouldering in my ashtray, I am so happy to announce that my surgeon has signed my ACMPR! I am legally allowed to purchase cannabis from a government licensed producer, grow my own plants […]
Interview with Doctor Ira Price
Tracy Lamourie Dr. Ira Price is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine through the Department of Internal Medicine at McMaster University. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons trained in Emergency Medicine, with a Fellowship in Sports Medicine. Dr. Price is internationally known for his leadership […]
Battling for My ACMPR: Part 3
Julia Veintrop Appointment with family doctor With the date of my consultation in Vancouver booked and approaching, I went to my GP in Victoria to score my free medical travel pass. Plus, I wanted to take another shot at getting him to sign my weed papers. At this point, I realized my GP was inclined […]
Teaching Cannabis Medicine in Canada: Interviews with Dr. David Hepburn and Dr. Robert Sealy.
In every five years of their professional lives, family physicians and specialists in Canada must complete 250 credit hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME.) To fulfill this requirement they trudge off regularly to lectures, study sessions, and educational conferences. In 2013 it became more likely that they could gain such credits in Canada by attending […]
What’s Up Doc?
“The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.” — William Shakespeare By Dean Schwind Lets just say I have some experience with the Canadian medical system. I could go into graphic […]
Medical Marijuana: A Note of Caution
By Dr. Lester Grinspoon, M.D. Like everyone else who has been working over decades to ensure that marijuana, with all that it has to offer, is allowed to take its proper place in our lives, I have been heartened by the rapidly growing pace at which it is gaining understanding as a safe and versatile […]
Survey of the Endocannabinoid System in Medical Schools
A Survey of American Medical School’s Acceptance of the Science of the ECS (Endocannabinoid System) By Dr. David Allen, Nathan Stewart, Sioux Colombe and Ron Mullins Introduction The discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is the single most important scientific medical discovery since the recognition of sterile surgical technique. As our knowledge expands, we […]
Doctors against the Drug war
image: Dr. David Allen shakes hands By Owen Smith Cannabis Digest Blogger Dr. David Allen is a retired heart surgeon who moved to California after there medical cannabis referendum passed and started a medical office that recommended cannabis to patients. He left his fifty-acre property in Mississippi in the care of his sister and […]
Ignorance Is Not Bliss!
A Survey of American Medical School’s Acceptance of the Science of the ECS (Endocannabinoid System) Introduction The discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is the single most important scientific medical discovery since the recognition of sterile surgical technique. As our knowledge expands, we are coming to realize that the ECS is a master control system […]
Cannabis Compliance in the UK
How Jim “Pinky” Starr is Legally Allowed to Bring Cannabis Into the UK By Mark Knowles Good news, in my last update I mentioned meeting U.K. cannabis activist Jim “Pinky” Starr, at the UK Hemp expo last year. Well, it looks like he has found a loophole in the law here in Britain, under article […]