(Article previously appeared at Canlio.com) Owen Smith During the 20th century, as modern pharmaceutical products began to replace herbal formularies, cannabis medicines came up against severe opposition in the form of an international prohibition. Doctors were jailed for prescribing it as 1940’s propaganda rippled out across the radiowaves. Cannabis was pushed into the shadows as […]
Are You EndoCannabinoid Deficient?
Owen Smith In a previous blog for Canlio I explained the basics of cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system. As with any subject that is both new and complex, various theories are being explored by researchers seeking to explain and exploit cannabinoids for humanity’s benefit. As we depart from a century of cannabinoid prohibition, there are emerging […]
Metabolism, Homeostasis and the Endocannabinoid Signaling System.
The Evolution of Metabolism, Homeostasis and the Endocannabinoid Signaling System. David B. Allen M.D. Homeostasis is a term that is used to describe both the survival of organisms in an ecosystem and the successful survival of cells inside of an organism. Organisms and cell populations can maintain homeostasis in an environment when they have a […]
Doctor asks Mexico to Embrace its Endocannabinoid System
David B. Allen M.D. How the science of the EndoCannabinoid System will change the practice of medicine and the economy Letter to the Mexican Government: My name is David B. Allen M.D. I am a board certified cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, and have board certification in General Surgery. I am a member of the ICRS […]
French Drug Trial Death Caused by Blocking the Endocannabinoid System
Media Statement; Kush Inc. David Allen MD Chief Medical Advisor. 1/17/16 Two pharmaceutical synthetic drugs aimed at blocking the function of the Endocannabinoid Signaling System (ECS) cause death, disease and dysfunction. The recent clinical drug trial in France that ended in death highlights the importance of a previously unknown regulatory mechanism that controls all […]
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 […]
Amygdalar Control and the Art of Zen
Controlling the reptilian brain. You have three main portions of your brain. The Brainstem, the Cerebrum and the Limbic System which is the connection between first two. The brainstem is the primitive or reptilian portion and is responsible for keeping the species alive. It is responsible for autonomic function of heart rate and respiration. The […]
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 […]
Educated Cannabinoid Crusaders : Could cannabis be an essential nutrient?
Could cannabis be an essential nutrient? [dropcap]In[/dropcap] my previous article, I broke down the list of cannabis derivatives in Schedule 2 of the CDSA that were recently made available to patients authorized to possess “dried cannabis” for medical purposes in British Columbia. This effect was achieved by the BC Supreme Court deleting the words “dried […]