Many cultures throughout history have used cannabis to treat a variety of painful ailments. Neuropathic pain is a complicated condition that is challenging to treat with our current medications.
One of my favourite things about growing cannabis is pheno hunting. It is amazing to me how there are so many variations just waiting to be found.
After a brief hiatus, we recently heard from one of our good friends, Todd Moon aka Hempster Luna, and had the chance to catch up on his latest escapdes. Last time we spoke he was planning on heading off to a start a new venture, which sadly fell through, but, as the aying goes, you can’t keep a good man down.
“Do you know what the number one side effect of smoking Cannabis is?”My friend Paul Hornby asked me this one year ago, shortly after Cannabis was legalized in Canada.
Lesotho, with just 2 million citizens, is the smallest country by size in Africa but it leads the continent in medical marijuana cultivation. Rows of greenhouses are taking shape in the highlands of the kingdom, and drawing a dozen investors from Canada, South Africa and the US.
Major developments are happening in the global cannabis industry. Most recently, the European Union legalized a cannabinoid-based medication for patients aged two years and above who suffer from rare types of epilepsy; Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The name of that medication was Epidiolex – produced by British drug company GW Pharmaceuticals.
Long gone are the days of tie-dyed clad hippies preaching peace and love from the pulpit of the plant. Their long wavy hair and baggy clothes replaced with trendy haircuts and fitted business suits. Their old mantras of love and equality have given way to those of legislation and equity.
An Indica capable of taming the potency of Gorilla while keeping her taste intact.
Purpose of review: An increasing number of patients are turning to cannabis and cannabinoids for management of their palliative and nonpalliative cancer pain and other cancer-related symptoms. Canadians have a legal framework for access to medical cannabis, which provides a unique perspective in a setting lacking robust clinical evidence. This review seeks to delineate the role of cannabis and cannabinoids in cancer pain management and offers insight into the Canadian practice.
Introduction to the current situation in California by third-generation Emerald Triangle Farmer Casey O’Neill: