Tag: doctors

  • Cannabis, and the Trouble with the Doctors

    Ever wonder why, despite the heroic efforts of a few doctors, Health Canada, the Canadian Medical Association, provincial medical associations, and local health authorities, are still miles away from accepting cannabis as a medicine? Here’s a brief history that sheds a little light on ignorance, 21st Century Style. The Golden Age Although cannabis is an […]

  • Doctors – Treat Opioid Overuse with Cannabis

    by Debra Harper “Opioids overuse is the worst man-made epidemic in modern medical history; two people an hour are dying of opioids misuse in the United States, and, proportionally, the problem is likely as bad, if not worse, in Canada.” ~Dr. Gary Franklin, leading expert on workers’ compensation and medical director of the Washington State […]

  • Top 10 Reasons Why Canadian Physicians Will Come to Love Cannabis

    by Jerry Golick Every day we hear stories about Canadian citizens seeking permission to use cannabis as a medicine and being frustrated by doctors unwilling to prescribe. A good friend of mine challenged me to write a top ten list of why, sooner or later, Canadian health professionals will have to accept medical cannabis: Number […]

  • Op-ed: The Moral “High” Ground

    Tilray has announced they are leaving the CMCIA, the nascent Canadian Medical Cannabis Association, because the group wouldn’t adhere to to ‘morals and ethics’ of the US-owned mega producer. They have instead decided to form their own industry association called the Canadian Medical Cannabis Council. That’s right, ethics and morals. You see, Tilray is saying […]

  • University of California Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research

    (website: CMCR) Eliminating the Ignorance and Myth around Medical Marijuana By Dean Schwind In the last month of 2014, quietly and without fanfare or hoopla, the US Federal Government unceremoniously unfunded the war on medical marijuana.  The U.S. House of Representatives’ approval of the landmark Hinchey-Rohrabacher Amendment to the 1.1 trillion dollar “Cromnibus Spending Bill” […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 Reasons Doctors Don’t Sign Pot Prescriptions

    by Owen Smith Dr. David Hepburn recently spoke at the 15th Cannabis convention at the University of Victoria. He expressed a desire to educate doctors about the use of medical cannabis as he thinks we are falling behind as a country. The registrar of the college of physicians recently wrote that “Canada could follow the […]

  • Ebola Vs. CBD; Good Doctors and Awesome Art – Cannabis Video Digest (EP 004)

    Cannabis and Ebola; Persuading Doctors; Colouring Contest and more from the Cannabis Digest this week Owen Smith is your Host Notes/Links Oct 5 Ted Smith “parish and government records indicate hemp was one of the crops grown in the Middle Ages, there should be little doubt it was used for fiber and seed.” Relying upon […]

  • Changing Doctors Minds About Cannabis

    (Photo: 15th Hempology Cannabis Convention with, from left to right, Dr. Neil McKinney, Dr. David Hepburn, Me, Cam Birge and Ted Smith) Dr. David Hepburn MD wants to help educate Canadian doctors about the potential uses of medical cannabis. Dr. Hepburn was a keynote speaker at the 15th annual cannabis convention held by the University […]