A Not-So-Proud Memory

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It’s Pride month, but we owe it to history to recall an embarrassing, tragic twist in the relationship between AIDS activism and the medical marijuana movement. Money from marijuana sales…

How the Aids Epidemic Catalyzed the Medical Marijuana Movement

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Dennis Peron was the Rosa Parks of the medical marijuana movement, the one who would not move to the back of the bus. Dennis refused to accept that anybody —any…

Can CBD Counter Binge-Eating?

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“The present findings suggest that CBD may have therapeutic potential in reducing binge eating and the development of obesity,” is the hopeful bottom line of a paper published by Addiction…

GW Opposed Blumenauer-McClintock Amendment

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On June 19 the House of Representatives voted to add the Blumenauer-McClintock Amendment —which would prevent the Department of Justice from enforcing federal law in states that have legalized adult-use…

Add MJ Journals: ‘Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids’

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The supposedly-retired Rudolf Brenneisen is on the masthead as editor-in-chief of ‘Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids,’ a forthcoming periodical described by its publisher, Karger, as: “a peer-reviewed journal offering an international…

JAMA op-ed: ‘Educating Physicians About MJ’

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June 3 An excellent op-ed —”Educating Physicians About Marijuana” by Nathaniel P. Morris— was posted today in JAMA Internal Medicine. The subject is one that O’Shaughnessy’s has been harping on…

Can Medical Marijuana Help with Dementia?

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Some studies, and families, say yes; some experts emphasize caution.. Read the full article here.

Humboldt Humbled by Legalization

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Although it’s entitled “How Legalization Changed Humboldt County Marijuana,” Emily Witt’s article in the current New Yorker is not about new plant varieties but about new social realities. She opens…

The International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) has adopted the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research (CCR)

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By Fred Gardner The International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) has adopted the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research (CCR) as its official publication. Dr. Daniele Piomelli, a pharmacologist at UC Irvine,…

“Beyond CBD” makes its entrance as a supplement to the peer-reviewed journal Alternative

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A note from the publisher of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine introduces “the first issue of Beyond CBD, a special supplement.” They’re obviously planning more. The lead article, “The…

You Must Remember This (Re: Mushrooms)

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Eating mushrooms may reduce the risk of cognitive impairment, writes Nicholas Bakalar in the New York Times March 14, 2019. Researchers in Singapore used data on 663 Chinese men and…

Member Meeting: Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

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The next SCC Member Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, March 3 at 12 noon (pacific time) This is a virtual meeting via Zoom. The topic is: Cannabis Use in Pregnancy and…

SCC Announces Hiring of An Executive Director

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Ellen Kuwana, a skilled science communicator, will serve as SCC’s first-ever Executive Director. Ms. Kuwana will help the SCC continue to offer outstanding CME and other evidence-based information. Ms. Kuwana…

Epidiolex Weighs in at Schedule V

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But CBD remains on Schedule I, due to its supposed abuse liability.  “DEA’s decision to move Epidiolex to Schedule V…  applies only to CBD products approved by the FDA. Other,…

Russo’s Grand Unified Theory

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Ethan Russo forwards his paper, Grand Unified Theory (GUT): The Endcannabinoid System, Cannabis and the Microbiome just published in Frontiers of Integrative Neuroscience. Russo notes: “This article addresses five critical…

Meiri Publishes in Nature

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Joe D. Goldstrich, MD, forwards a groundbreaking paper by Dr. David Meiri and colleagues at the Technion in Haifa, just published by Nature. Goldstrich comments: “In this seminal study, Dr.…

Our Letter to the Editor of JAMA

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SCC Board Members recently published a Letter to the Editor of JAMA opposing several key provisions in the “model guidelines” the Federation wants the state medical boards to adopt. Read More....

Survey of Cannabis Use Bastyr University

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Data from this survey will be used to better define who Cannabis users are, their beliefs about Cannabis, their use patterns, side effects, and the therapeutic benefits they experience. Learn More...

Review on clinical studies with cannabis and cannabinoids 2005-2009.

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To date, a large number of controlled clinical trials have been done evaluating the therapeutic applications of cannabis and cannabis-based preparations. In 2006, an excellent review was published, discussing the…

Beyond-THC Strain Evaluation Survey

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The Society of Cannabis Clinicians has developed a survey that asks about patients’ responses to CBD-rich cannabis. While laboratory-based research is uncovering fascinating information about CBD, physicians want to know…