Tag: Research

  • Study: Patients Opt for Cannabis Over Prescription Meds

    Helen Davids New Research Shows Patients with a Choice Opt for Cannabis over Prescription Meds Research undertaken by the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria has shown that given the choice, those suffering from chronic pain, and those taking medication for mental health conditions, would choose cannabis over their medication. Lead author of […]

  • Beyond Big Money: My Medical Cannabis Research Wish List for Santa

    Judith Stamps On December 3 2015, The Arthritis Society, a Canadian national organization, hosted a roundtable discussion in Vancouver BC to identify priorities for medical cannabis research.  In the past two years a number of Canadian organizations have held cannabis forums.  Among these are The Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids; Liftcannabis.ca, which hosted […]

  • Literature on Cannabis, Addiction and Related Matters

    Cannabis, Addiction, and Other related Matters: Catching Up With Some Recent Literature By Judith Stamps We are, I believe, in the midst of a renaissance in cannabis literature.  In today’s blog I focus on three books published in 2014: High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and […]

  • “There is No Research:” Drug Abuse Perspectives and Cannabis Information for Policy Makers

    Cannabis Economics

      There is loud minority out there that says: we cannot legalize cannabis because there is no research, and thus no basis for going forward.  Its members include the Harper government, Health Canada, the RCMP, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, select American republicans, the DEA, the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA), and a […]

  • 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” […]

  • Counselling and Cannabis: Musings on an Interview with James Kerr

    Picture this. You are a friend of cannabis. You are you in the midst of a crisis. Maybe you’ve lost your job, or your relationship. Everything seems to be falling apart. You think you could use some counselling. Who do you call? From what I can tell: hardly anyone. In fact, you could have a […]

  • Canna-Dunces: Suppression of Cannabis Science

    Suppressing Scientific Study of Cannabis is an admission of Ulterior Motives. There has been a virtual ban on scientific research on marijuana since the La Guardia Committee report came out in 1944. New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, commissioned a scientific study of the effects of Marijuana during 1939-1944. In this study Mayor La Guardia […]

  • 100 Mile Hemp House Plantation

    By Diane Walsh In British Columbia, the word is now out, thanks to Bill Finley of Victoria’s Hemp & Company, where I got this magnificent lead on the story. Sanctioned by all three levels of government, the successful results from B.C.’s Caribou Region pilot plantation sites has allowed for two impressive scientific studies to be produced, which […]