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Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects.

Author Russo EB AbstractTetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been the primary focus of cannabis research since 1964, when Raphael Mechoulam isolated and synthesized it. More recently, the synergistic contributions of cannabidiol to cannabis pharmacology and analgesia have been scientifically demonstrated. Other phytocannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabivarin, cannabigerol and cannabichromene,...
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PRNewswire: Marijuana Derivative Reduces Seizures in Children and Young Adults with Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy

NEW YORK, Dec. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cannabidiol (CBD), a medical marijuana derivative, was effective in reducing seizure frequency and well-tolerated and safe for most children and young adults enrolled in a year-long study led byepilepsy specialists at NYU Langone Medical Center.These latest findings provide the first estimates of safety, tolerability and efficacy of prescr...
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Our Story – DIPG Brain Tumor

DIPG Brain tumor
 My beautiful one and only Granddaughter was born on the first day of spring 2010 and I was thrilled, scared, overjoyed, nervous, and oh so very much in love from the first time I set eyes on her. My daughter just 19 years old, back at home with me after having left her partner. It is now 2015 and my wee granddaughter is 5 years old and has brain cancer.This year has been a total trai...
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Advances in the management of MS symptoms: real-life evidence.

Author: Trojano M. AbstractOnce the efficacy and tolerability of a new intervention have been demonstrated in clinical trials under ideal experimental conditions, observational studies within approved label conditions are performed to determine its effectiveness in real-world use and expand the safety/tolerability data. Several large observational studies have been conducted of Sativex(®) (THC:...
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Cannabis Study: Full-Spectrum Cannabis Extracts More Medically Effective than CBD Alone

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been the focus of many medical cannabis studies, and continues to prove itself as a powerful anti-inflammatory drug. What makes CBD even more desirable for some patients is that it does not cause the psychoactive effects associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).An extremely interesting study (Overcoming the Bell-Shaped Dose-Response of Cannabidiol by using Cannabis ...
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TVNZ Sunday: The Real Oil

In desperation Toni Marie Matich gave her little girl cannabis oil to combat seizures. Now shes decided to front up and be identified, and confess to breaking the law.  Source: http://tvnz.co.nz/sunday-news/real-oil-video-6380639 If you are located in NZ - you may view the video in high quality here: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/content/tvnz/ondemand/shows/s/sunday/2015/08-30.html  ...
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The Scientist – Are We Missing Something?

“The Scientist” is a documentary that traces the story of Nobel prize nominee Dr Raphael Mechoulam from his early days as a child of the Holocaust in Bulgaria, through his immigration to Israel, and his career as the chief investigator into the chemistry and biology of the world’s most misunderstood plant. Dr. Mechoulam ascertained that THC interacts with the largest receptor system in the human b...
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What is Sativex, can we do better?

During all of my posts on Medical Cannabis, there have been may references to Sativex, the only LEGAL Medical Cannabis preparation in NZ, so I thought it was time to delve deeply into the product and explain it, and why it is an incomplete solution to the problem of Medical Cannabis in NZ.Sativex, with the scientific name nabixomols, is essentially hash oil in a mouth spray designed and pa...
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CNN – Weed 3 The Marijuana Revolution with Dr Sanjay Gupta

CNN's Special Reports (also see "WEED" and "WEED 2" ) by Dr. Sanjay Gupta showing the proven medical benefits of both high CBD (for seizure disorders) and high THC (for PTSD and chronic pain relief) cannabis and why cannabis should not be classified as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance by the U.S. Federal Government.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se5x48eDaaE
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