‘Cannabis Abuse’: Causation or Correlation?

By | February 24th, 2016|Categories: Cannabis, Featured|

A new study from Columbia University has attracted a great deal of press coverage in the past week. Published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry and authored by Carlos Blanco, MD, PhD, et al, you would be forgiven for thinking it was actually two separate studies, given the way in which it has been reported. The [...]

Australia is Legalising Medical Cannabis – Here’s Why

By | February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Australia, Cannabis, Featured|

Legal access for patients suffering from ailments such as Epilepsy and Cancer could be available as soon as March. Laws are being changed and last week the Australian Government agreed unanimously to make amendments to the Narcotics Drugs Act 1967. Health minister Susan Ley who has been at the forefront of pushing legislation made this statement. [...]

French Drug Trial: A Tragedy We Can All Learn From

By | January 15th, 2016|Categories: Cannabis, Featured|

Late this morning reports began to surface of a tragedy in France. A drug trial in Rennes had gone horribly wrong, leaving at least one person in a coma and others in critical condition. Some reports suggested one person had died. The drug in question remains unknown, as do pretty much all of the details [...]

The 11 Most Important Cannabis Studies of All Time

By | December 17th, 2015|Categories: Cannabis|

Cannabis has been used as a medicine for thousands of years by everyone from the ancient Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians; to Indians, Assyrians, and the ancient Arab world more generally. Whilst these ancient cultures were obviously aware of the therapeutic potential of cannabis, they existed before the dawn of modern science, and so obviously could [...]

The DEA and FDA are Conspiring to Suppress Cannabis Research

By | November 10th, 2015|Categories: Cannabis|

By maintaining marijuana’s schedule I status for over 45 years the US government has been able to sustain the world-wide myth that marijuana is a drug of abuse, as addicting as heroin and medically worthless. In a paper entitled: Ending the U.S. Government’s War on Medical Marijuana Research, the well-heeled Brookings Institute recently published their [...]

No Increased Physical or Mental Risk for Teenage Cannabis Smokers, New Study Finds

By | August 5th, 2015|Categories: Cannabis, Smoking|

No Increased Physical or Mental Risk for Teenage Cannabis Smokers A new research study claims that heavy cannabis use during adolescence does not increase the risk of mental or physical health complications later in life. The detailed study, conducted by the University of Pittsburgh and Rutgers University tracked 408 men from their teenage years to their [...]

Is Cannabis a Gateway Drug?

By | July 30th, 2015|Categories: Cannabis|

Is Cannabis a Gateway Drug? A 2014 NIDA study was written by acting director Dr Volkow. She had this to say among several other bullet points in her conclusions: Marijuana addiction increases the risk for using other illicit drugs. Is cannabis a gateway drug? Number 4 (from her list) suggests that it opens the pathway [...]