Pharmacology of Medical Cannabis

The Cannabis plant has been used for many of years as a medicinal agent in the relief of pain and seizures. It contains approximately 540 natural compounds including more than 100 that have been identified as phytocannabinoids due to their shared chemical structure. The legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes and for recreational use in some regions will allow for much needed research on the pharmacokinetics and pharmocology of medical cannabis.

Democrat Pete Buttigieg used marijuana ‘a handful of times’

Pete Buttigieg, speaking to reporters after touring a legal pot dispensary in suburban Las Vegas, was asked about whether he’d ever used marijuana.
Perhaps some of the blame for this lies with the man who, a century ago, was probably the most famous economist in the world – Irving Fisher.

It was Fisher who notoriously claimed, in October 1929, the stock market had reached “a permanently high plateau”.

What prohibition’s failure means for the legalisation of cannabis

Economists have a bit of an image problem. People think we shamelessly massage statistics, overconfidently make terrible predictions, and are no fun at drinks parties.

Perhaps some of the blame for this lies with the man who, a century ago, was probably the most famous economist in the world – Irving Fisher.

It was Fisher who notoriously claimed, in October 1929, the stock market had reached “a permanently high plateau”.

Medical Marijuana Research Shows Promise in Lessening Opioid Use & Abuse

Medical marijuana shows early promise to lessen opioid use and potential abuse, suggests a systematic review of published studies being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting. However, much more rigorous scientific research must be done to determine if there truly are pain relief benefits to medical marijuana that can ease chronic pain and outweigh potential risks.