The first cannabis contest of the ¨Amigos del Cannabis ¨ from Chile was held outside Santiago city, I was called to help as one of the judges of the cup. I then called up my friendly expert crew which included Lupo from Pure Sativa, the great Chirri from Argentina, our good friend Porotito as well as Juan Vaz the big Uruguayan hero who has a lot of influence in the Uruguayan government. My big friend Alex ¨Gato¨, a real legend and the big expert of South America, completed a great ¨marimbero team¨, we had lots of fun which made our job a complete pleasure.
This is our 29th year producing the Seattle HEMPFEST event and due to the COVID-19 virus, we have had to move our event online. With this transition to an online platform we aim to bring a similar feel as our in-person event while tapping the limitless potential of communication across the world.
The medical necessity for medicinal cannabis: prospective, observational study evaluating the treatment in cancer patients on supportive or palliative care
Cancer patients using cannabis report better influence from the plant extract than from synthetic products. However, almost all the research conducted to date has been performed with synthetic products. We followed patients with a medicinal cannabis license to evaluate the advantages and side effects of using cannabis by cancer patients.
The positive effects of cannabis on various cancer-related symptoms are tempered by reliance on self-reporting for many of the variables. Although studies with a control group are missing, the improvement in symptoms should push the use of cannabis in palliative treatment of oncology patients.