Cannabis Treatment Helps 9-Year-Old Boy Speak His First Words

Cannabis Treatment Helps 9-Year-Old Boy Speak His First Words

by Beth Greenfield, Yahoo Parenting News

Though Kalel Santiago of Puerto Rico is only 9 years old, he’s already endured some adult-level struggles. At just 10 months, he was diagnosed with the rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma, and […]

Marijuana as Medicine

Marijuana Horticulture

Marijuana as Medicine

by Dr. John McPartland

Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor / Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible

by Jorge Cervantes

Cannabis (marijuana, hashish) has long been used for recreational and medicinal purposes – for 10,000 years or more. Its medical indications are manifold, […]

Marijuana Chemistry

Marijuana Horticulture

Marijuana Chemistry Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor / Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible

by Jorge Cervantes

Cannabis is the only plant that produces chemicals called cannabinoids. However, with gene splicing and genetic engineering, it is only a matter of time until cannabinoids are added to other plants. Cannbinoids are ingredients […]

Florida Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana For Child Seizures

Florida Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana For Child Seizures

by Greg Allen, NPR

Florida may soon become the latest state to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana. Advocates there are gathering signatures to put a medical marijuana referendum on the fall ballot.

But Florida’s Legislature may act sooner […]

Therapeutic Use of Cannabis

The Emperor Wears No Clothes

Therapeutic Use of Cannabis

by Jack Herer

There are more than 60 therapeutic compounds in cannabis that are healing agents in medical and herbal treatments. The primary one is THC, and the effectiveness of therapy is directly proportionate to the herb’s potency or concentration of THC. Recent […]

Cannabinoids Explained

Cannabinoids Explained

THC

Delta-9-tatrahydrocannabinol & delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol – THC mimics the action of anandamide, a neurotrasmitter naturally produced in the body, which binds with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain to produce the “high” associated with marijuana.

THCV

Tetrahydrocannabivarin – prevalent in certain South African and Southeast Asian strains of cannabis. Although THCV may […]

Cannabidiol, a Cannabis sativa constituent, as an antipsychotic drug

Medical Marijuana

Cannabidiol, a Cannabis sativa constituent, as an antipsychotic drug

Introduction

The use Cannabis sativa (cannabis) extracts as medicine was described in China and India (1) before the birth of Christ. The therapeutic use of cannabis was introduced in Western medicine in the first half of the 19th century and reached its climax in the […]

Marijuana and Dystonia

Medical Marijuana

Marijuana and Dystonia

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by abnormal muscle tension and involuntary, painful muscle contractions. It is the third most common movement disorder after Parkinson’s disease and tremor, affecting more than 300,000 people in North America.

A small number of case reports and preclinical studies investigating the use of cannabis […]

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