Health

Patient Stories: Cannabis and Cancer

Hilary Fonda Webb uses cannabis to treat the side effects of her stage IVB uterine cancer treatment.

Hilary Fonda Webb uses cannabis to treat the side effects of her stage IVB uterine cancer treatment.

Sensible Federal Cannabis Health Policy

Cancer biologist who ran into roadblocks trying to study cannabis as an effective cancer treatment runs for Congress.

Future of Medical Cannabis in California

California is going through a major transition right now in its cannabis policy and regulations. Everything seems to be up in the air, yet none of us quite know how it will all land. With a thriving 21 year medical marijuana market, what are the things going forward that we need to be looking at […]

Protecting the Integrity of Medical in an Adult Use Market

California is going through a major transition right now in its cannabis policy and regulations. Everything seems to be up in the air, yet none of us quite know how it will all land. With a thriving 21 year medical marijuana market, what are the things going forward that we need to be looking at […]

Understanding Cannabis: Medicine and Society

Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, U.S. Congress. Topics include Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, Jeff Sessions, federal drug enforcement policy, states rights, descheduling cannabis. Lori Ajax, Chief, Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation Daniele Piomelli, Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine Senator Joe Dunn, Assistant Dean of External Relations, UC Irvine School of Law Senator Dunn talks about […]

My Experience with Cannabis and Anxiety Disorder

Cannabis changed my life for the better. I have suffered from anxiety for as long as I can remember and have been on prescription medication for the past five years. I’m now able to reduce my prescription pills by using CBD-rich cannabis.

Medical Cannabis for Pediatric Diseases

Tracy Ryan, founder of CannaKids, spoke at our most recent event at the Abbey in West Hollywood about the future of medical cannabis for pediatric diseases such as cancer and epilepsy.

Health Policy Analysis of Proposition 64

I give California’s Proposition 64 very high marks for tax structure, avoiding two deadly tax traps “better than any marijuana initiative voters have ever seen..” I asked Rachel Barry, a public health expert and my good friend and conscientious colleague on the Newsom-ACLU California Blue Ribbon Commission on marijuana legalization, what she thinks of Proposition […]

Cannabis for the Treatment of Cancer

Cannabis is well known throughout the world as a treatment for alleviating the side effects of chemotherapy and the symptoms of cancer. The antiemetic properties of the plant’s chief cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol, led to a synthetic form of it being approved by the FDA in 1985. This drug, Marinol, is prescribed for severe chemotherapy-associated nausea as […]

Cannabis and Violence

A recent study published the news that cannabis use is correlated with increased violent behavior. The researchers followed young males from the ages of 8 to 56, and found that those who used cannabis were more likely to commit violent offenses. This may be a surprise to many in the cannabis community. As a cannabis […]

Smoking Cannabis and Cancer

Walk into a California dispensary and prominently displayed at eye level is likely a sign that reads, “Smoke from cannabis contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer. State of California Prop 65 warning.” Most young people probably don’t read the sign. But imagine the arthritic 75 year old visiting a dispensary for the […]

My Brain on Cannabis

When it comes to intelligence, cannabis has had a bad reputation. We’ve all seen the media representations of ‘stoners’ as bumbling, forgetful, and unfocused characters, and maybe we’ve even had some experiences ourselves where we’ve felt stupefied by some potent bud. Difficulty with short term memory recall and slowed cognitive functioning are commonly reported side […]

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