The medical marijuana program isn’t expected to be operational for another two years, but in the meantime NZ will decriminalize cannabis for patients in their last year of life.
Efficacy, Tolerability, and Safety of Cannabinoid Treatments in the Rheumatic Diseases: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials
Extremely small sample sizes, short study duration, heterogeneity of rheumatic conditions and products, and absence of studies of herbal cannabis allow for only limited conclusions for the effects of cannabinoids in rheumatic conditions. Pain relief and effect on sleep may have some potential therapeutic benefit, but with considerable mild to moderate adverse events. There is currently insufficient evidence to recommend cannabinoid treatments for management of rheumatic diseases pending further study.
What better to cook and eat on a cold winter’s day then Cannabis & Red Cherry Cookies
“There’s a big stereotype that herbalists are just weed-obsessed hippies. But in my three years of training at MASH, cannabis came up only once in a protocol for glaucoma. I’ll never forget our instructor’s response when asked about it. She called cannabis a persecuted herb.
Harvesting the biosynthetic machineries that cultivate a variety of indispensable plant natural products
Plants are a sustainable resource for valuable natural chemicals best illustrated by large-scale farming centered on specific products. Gaps in our understanding of how economically important compounds such as cannabinoids are produced are being identified using next-generation ‘omics’ to rapidly advance biochemical breakthroughs at an unprecedented rate.
The Terror and violence in Jerusalem’s eastern neighborhoods has become a routine, but it turns out that in between throwing stones and Molotov cocktails the local youth are trying to maintain the balance with a cold beer and a little something to burn…