Monthly Archives: March 2017

Marijuana and Weight Loss

Marijuana Use Associated with Decreased Chance of Developing Metabolic Syndrome

First the bad news: The United States is facing epidemic levels of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Now the good news if you are a cannabis consumer: According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Medicine, marijuana users are much less likely than non-users to develop metabolic syndrome, which is a significant risk factor for obesity, type II diabetes, and heart disease.   READ MORE!

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Synthetic vs. Whole Plant CBD

cbd-versus-synthetic-marijuanaCannabis versus synthetic cannabinoids
By Martin A. Lee on February 22, 2015

A groundbreaking study from Israel has documented the superior therapeutic properties of whole plant CBD-rich cannabis extract as compared to synthetic, single-molecule cannabidiol (CBD).
Published in the journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy (Feb. 2015), the article directly challenges one of the sacred cows of Big Pharma and the medical-industrial complex — the notion that “crude” botanical preparations are inherently low grade and less effective than pure, single-molecule compounds.

Entitled “Overcoming the Bell-Shaped Dose-Response of Cannabidiol by Using Cannabis Extract Enriched in Cannabidiol,” the article is all the more noteworthy given the contribution of co-author Lumir Hanus, who was instrumental in the discovery of anandamide, the endogenous cannabinoid compound first identified in the mammalian brain in 1992.
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Cannabis: Myths & Facts

Over all, marijuana has gotten a bad name due to decades of prohibition and reefer madness-like thinking – in fact, the word “marijuana” was first used in U.S. policy during an effort to marginalize Mexican immigrants in the early 1900s. As our society works to help this misunderstood plant find its appropriate place in our laws , I recommend using its real name that dispels the myths about this incredible plant and invokes the truth made available by thousands of scientists and researchers: cannabis. Cannabis has a lot to offer humanity, and you deserve to know the truth.

By Dustin Sulak, DO

http://www.healer.com

Here are some of the common myths about marijuana, many of which have been sponsored by industries that benefit from the prohibition of marijuana, along with the facts:

http://healer.com/marijuana-myths-cannabis-facts/ 

By Dustin Sulak, DO
www.healer.com

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STATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAWS

STATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAWS

In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 215, making the Golden State the first in the union to allow for the medical use of marijuana. Since then, 27 more states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico have enacted similar laws.

A total of 28 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico now allow for comprehensive public medical marijuana and cannabis programs.  Recently approved efforts in 17 states allow use of “low THC, high cannabidiol (CBD)” products for medical reasons in limited situations or as a legal defense. Those programs are not counted as comprehensive medical marijuana programs but are listed in Table 2. NCSL uses criteria similar to other organizations to determine if a program is “comprehensive”:

Read more and  Get the details by state.
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What are the differences in state laws regarding medical marijuana?

STATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAWS

In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 215, making the Golden State the first in the union to allow for the medical use of marijuana. Since then, 27 more states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico have enacted similar laws.

A total of 28 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico now allow for comprehensive public medical marijuana and cannabis programs.  Recently approved efforts in 17 states allow use of “low THC, high cannabidiol (CBD)” products for medical reasons in limited situations or as a legal defense. Those programs are not counted as comprehensive medical marijuana programs but are listed in Table 2. NCSL uses criteria similar to other organizations to determine if a program is “comprehensive”:

Read more and  Get the details by state.
This learning moment is brought to by The National Conference of State Legislatures.

JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF LEARNING  AT THE 3rd ANNUAL MEDICINAL CANNABIS CONFERENCE.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.