Category: Cannabis

“Making Peace with Cannabis” by Zach Walsh, PhD, Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Psychology

This TEDx Talk is titled “Making Peace with Cannabis“. It features Zach Walsh, PhD, who is an Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Psychology and Co-Director for the Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law. He is also involved in a current study at UBC which is investigating treating PTSD using Medical Cannabis.

Video is courtesy of the TEDx Talks YouTube channel

The Washington Post article titled “NFL players fight pain with Medical Marijuana: ‘Managing it with pills was slowly killing me’”.

The Washington Post has posted an interesting article about the use of a strain of Medical Cannabis that is rich in Cannabidiol (CBD). Other strains of Cannabis have levels of THC which can get you highCannabidiol (CBD) does not have the psychoactivity and mood-altering effects of THC.

Cannabidiol or CBD can have Medical benefits especially for patients who have Eplilepsy, by reducing the occurrence of seizures. Another area being researched is the use of Medical Cannabis CBD to reduce pain. Former NFL Players break a lot of bones and unfortunately, that could lead to a lifelong Pain Management.

Click on this link to visit The Washington Post website to read their article titled “NFL players fight pain with medical marijuana: ‘Managing it with pills was slowly killing me’”.

Posted by Vincent Banial

Have you ever smoked Marijuana? Answering “Yes” to that question can get you barred for life from crossing the border from Canada into the USA.

Posted by Vincent Banial

You are a Canadian Citizen. You and your family want to visit the USA, for a day of shopping. You arrive at the Border Crossing. The US Border Guard asks you the following question: “Have you ever smoked Marijuana?“. You are an honest hard working family man or woman, so you answer Yes, I smoked Pot in my younger days.

You could then be asked to step out of your car. You could be handcuffed. After assorted pieces of paperwork are completed, you could be escorted, in handcuffs, back to the Canadian Border Guards. Because you answered “Yes”, you are now effectively barred from entering the USA. That is a “lifetime ban”. Congrats on your honesty.

Shades of George Orwell‘s novel titled “1984”. What crime did you the Canadian Citizen commit that got them barred for life from entering the U.S.A.? They might be told that under U.S. law they had committed “a crime involving moral turpitude“.

Video is courtesy of the CBC News YouTube channel

Click on this line to visit the Hamilton Spectator Newspaper website to read their post titled: “Have you ever smoked pot? Saying yes can get Canadians barred for life at U.S. border”.

Something for Canadians to remember before heading to the USA, for a day of shopping in Buffalo and elsewhere. If the US Border Guard asks you Have you ever smoked Marijuana? and if you answer “Yes”, then apparently under U.S. law you could have committed a crime involving moral turpitude

No Trial. No Jury. You are GUILTY as charged.

You could become immediately barred from entering the U.S.A. I also wonder how impressed your family will be with you possibly being handcuffed by the U.S. Border Guard.

Hope that your Wife can drive a car with a Standard Gear Shift, to get your automobile back to the Canadian side of the Border Crossing.

Dr.William Courtney, discusses how a massive Inoperable Brain Tumor was remarkably reduced after the 8-month-old baby underwent treatment of Cannabis Oil placed on it’s pacifier.

Cannabis Oil helped an 8-month-old baby with an Inoperable Brain Tumor, said Dr.William Courtney during this taped interview with the Huffington Post.

The Parents “were putting Cannabinoid Oil on the baby’s pacifier twice a day, increasing the dose… And within two months there was a dramatic reduction”.

Dr. Courtney pointed out that the success of the Cannabis approach means that “this child, because of that, is not going to have the long-term side effects that would come from a very high dose of chemotherapy or radiation“”.

Video is courtesy of the Lincoln Horsley YouTube channel

Click on this link to visit the Huffington Post website to read their article about this “Miracle Baby” which was titled “Cannabis For Infant’s Brain Tumor, Doctor Calls Child “A Miracle Baby”“.

Posted by Vincent Banial

 

Some believe that Cannabis / Marijuana is a Dangerous Drug. So how many people have died from overdosing on Cannabis?

Source: Some believe that Cannabis / Marijuana is a Dangerous Drug. So how many people have died from overdosing on Cannabis?

The above link is from our new blog called Uniquely Cannabis. It’s the first post, with more to come.

Main focus of Uniquely Cannabis will be Medical Cannabis / Marijuana. The reason for creating it was that I had read that Cannabis could help those suffering from different Cancers including Leukemia.

I hope that the site will become an infobase about Medical Cannabis / Marijuana to help inform people. I had watched someone take their final breath, because they had Leukemia and nothing helped. Wish that I had known about Cannabis Oil. It might have helped. If it did, then life would have been vastly different.

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New Research at Salk Institute shows that Cannabinoids remove plaque-forming Alzheimer’s proteins from brain cells

Medical Cannabis could possibly halt Alzheimer’s and could maybe even reverse the damage caused by Alzheimer’s. That is my interpretation of the results from a medical study conducted by Salk Institute Scientists.

The following is from their News Release:

Salk Institute scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease.”

“Although other studies have offered evidence that cannabinoids might be neuroprotective against the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, we believe our study is the first to demonstrate that cannabinoids affect both inflammation and amyloid beta accumulation in nerve cells,” says Salk Professor David Schubert, the senior author of the paper.”

I am not giving any medical Advice with the following statements. Maybe discuss with the Medical Doctor taking care of a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s.  Ask the Doctor for a prescription for Medical Cannabis, which is available in Canada and many states in America. Working with their Medical Doctor, one could maybe create your own private human trial under your Doctor’s supervision. In my mind, the risk is extremely low. Keep notes and search the internet for Cogniition Tests (Alzheimer’s Associations are a good resource) . Under the care of a Medical Doctor, testing to see if Medical Cannabis could reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s and improve cognition, in my opinion, has a high safety factor. For example, no one has died from smoking or eating too much Cannabis. On the other hand, thousands of people have died due to major Liver damage caused by overdosing on medication such as Tylenol.

Click on the following link to read the News Release about the new finding from the Salk Institute website.

Click on this link to visit the Journal  Aging and Mechanisms of Disease to read the published Salk Institute Study titled :Amyloid proteotoxicity initiates an inflammatory response blocked by cannabinoids

Title: Amyloid proteotoxicity initiates an inflammatory response blocked by cannabinoids
Author: Antonio Currais, Oswald Quehenberger, Aaron M Armando, Daniel Daugherty, Pam Maher et al.
Publication: npj Aging and Mechanisms of Disease
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Date: Jun 23, 2016
Copyright © 2016, Rights Managed by Nature Publishing Group

Click on this link to download a PDF copy of the study from the site of the Journal