Sunday, August 20, 2017

Researchers and pharmacologists agree: cannabis is safe and effective

The New Mexico Department of Health will collect nearly $3 million from just thirty five growers for 14,550 cannabis licenses through July 2018.

University of New Mexico researchers and the Industrial Rehabilitation Clinics of Albuquerque have released findings that showed 71% of patients either ceased or reduced their use of manufactured opioids within 6 months of enrolling in the state medical cannabis program.

The study is the first of its kind examining individual patients enrolled in the medical cannabis program comparing similar patients otherwise not enrolled.
If there is one observation I feel compelled to share after five years in the cannabis industry, it is that I do believe that all cannabis use is medical. When the modern medical cannabis movement began a little over a decade ago, very little was remembered about the benefits that the cannabis plant has to offer. The phytocannabinoids produced by the plant are in essence exactly what the body needs to maintain a healthy, balanced endocannabinoid system. So if you think you are a recreational user of cannabis, you might want to think again. [Erica Freeman]
Produced at WUNC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, The People's Pharmacy has aired numerous programs of its 1091 broadcasts on the therapeutic and casual ingestion of cannabis.

Saturday morning is when Bill Janklow's idea of public radio airs the show hosted by two pharmacologists.
Our guest, David Casarett, MD, certainly doubted that there was much evidence to support medical applications of marijuana. But as a palliative care physician, he was curious. The evidence he found convinced his that there is a case to be made in some situations.
Listen to a podcast here.

Even the conservative Rapid City Journal sees the future of cannabis.
Delaware Valley University, which is one of the top providers of agriculture degrees in Pennsylvania, offers students a chance to study hydroponics — a system for growing plants without soil and a technique used in the cannabis industry. By working with such plants as basil, students can gain specialized skills that can be applied to jobs in the medical marijuana industry. But interim dean Christopher Tipping said he is asked about it "all the time." His constant reply: "I'll teach you how to grow a tomato, and if you can grow a tomato, you can grow cannabis." [More college students seek cannabis career]
God might not be enough for northern tier religious states: they lead the nation in anti-depressant use.

The lab in the former Homestake Mine pumps thousands of gallons of hot water into Whitewood Creek every day: too bad nobody gets it could heat greenhouses.

Rapid City could drill for hot water to heat greenhouses and make life less hostile for its residents.

As another brutal winter begins its descent on the Great Plains leaving residents on the verge of suicide this writer still sees some hope for my home state.

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