Tag: Drug

  • A Drug Called Weed

    A Drug Called Weed: A Restless Ramble on a Problem Concept It is common to see posts that claim: cannabis is not a drug. This is an interesting claim, as it is both true and not true. More than that, I believe, it is a claim that, if explored, takes us to the heart of […]

  • UK Drug Policy Slow to Shift

    High Cannabis Digesters!! First off, one of the good pieces of news to digest is the release of Marc Emery, the Prince of Pot, after almost 5 years incarcerated in a land he was not allowed to visit on his own. It is great to see him and his wife Jodie reunited. They are now […]

  • Authorized Not Approved

    Smith Vs. the Drug Approval Process By Ted Smith Recently the federal government announced it was appealing the Owen Smith trial to the Supreme Court of Canada.¬† A 2-1 ruling by the BC Court of Appeal struck down the medical cannabis regulations for being unconstitutional in August, giving the crown little choice but to appeal […]

  • Cannabinoid Receptors in the body and their Importance

    In 1964 Raphael Macheoulam, an Israeli professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, isolated the key component THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) from an extract of a Cannabis Sativa plant. THC is the compound in Cannabis (Marijuana) that causes the euphoria and other medicinal effects.¬† He also isolated¬† cannabidiol, cannabigerol […]