Rescheduling of cannabis – Baroness Meacher

Thursday 7 September 2017 at 11.00am



Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to invite the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to review the evidence supporting the rescheduling of cannabis to Schedule 2 or 4. (1 hour)


Treating Brain Cancer with Cannabis

Scientist at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York have published a new study on the potential use of cannabinoids in the treatment of brain cancer. Doctors Ivanov, Wu and Hei at the Center for Radiological Research, have published a study in the oncology journal Oncotarget (2017 May: Abstract) – on the efficacy of using cannabinoids to facilitate the treatment of brain cancer.

via Treating Brain Cancer with Cannabis | CBD Medical Journal

List of Major Cannabinoids in Cannabis and Their Effects

Cannabis produces a variety compounds known as cannabinoids, many of which have not been detected in any other plant. How many, exactly? It’s hard to say. You’ll often see people report that there are dozens, or even 100+ plant cannabinoids produced by cannabis. But it’s difficult to know the precise number. Most of them are present at very low levels, especially in commercial cannabis products, making it difficult for scientists to accurately detect them. The important point is that there are many. Let’s take a closer look at some of the major cannabinoids that can be found in cannabis products.

via List of Major Cannabinoids in Cannabis and Their Effects | Leafly

Can Cannabis Treat Glaucoma?

via Can Cannabis Treat Glaucoma? | MassRoots

One of the most prominent cultural stereotypes regarding cannabis is that of a senior citizen using it for the psychoactive effect (to get “high”), but then humorously excusing their digression by claiming to be medicating to treat glaucoma. Despite the popular Hollywood meme, this ocular condition — which affected 60 million patients globally in 2010 and is projected to afflict 80 million by 2020 — gains true efficacy and relief from the introduction of cannabinoids and terpenes to one’s endocannabinoid system.

Cannabis and PTSD — Taming Nightmares

via Cannabis and PTSD — Taming Nightmares – Ryan D Miller – Medium

Nightmares are one of the most common manifestations of previous traumatic stress. A study by the National Center for PTSD showed that 52% of Vietnam combat veterans with PTSD regularly experience nightmares as a primary symptom of their post-traumatic stress. New research, which includes veterans of our most recent (and longest) wars, indicates a much higher rate, with anywhere from 71% to 96% of PTSD sufferers experiencing nightmares, compared to only around 5% for the general population.

What Happens If You Smoke Cannabis For A Year to Relieve Chronic Pain Hint: It’s safe and effective

via What Happens If You Smoke Cannabis For A Year to Relieve Chronic Pain

Researchers in Canada say that smoking cannabis to relieve chronic pain is not only safe, but effective as well. We knew that, but in case you needed scientific evidence, here it is.

The study followed 215 adults (141 of these adults were current users and 58 of them ex-users) who used medical cannabis for an entire year and a control group of 216 chronic pain patients who didn’t use medical cannabis at all. These participants were patients from seven different clinics in Canada, all suffering from some form of chronic non-cancer pain.