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Antimicrobial activity of Cannabis sativa, Thuja orientalis and Psidium guajava leaf extracts against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

J Integr Med. 2018 Jul 29. pii: S2095-4964(18)30081-5. doi: 10.1016/j.joim.2018.07.005. [Epub ahead of print] Chakraborty S1, Afaq N1, Singh N1, Majumdar S2. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: This study examined the antimicrobial activity of Cannabis sativa, Thuja orientalis and Psidium guajava against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and used a standardized purification protocol to determine the presence […]

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Behind Schedule — Reconciling Federal and State Marijuana Policy

The long-standing chasm between federal and state marijuana policy recently widened when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded Obama-era guidance indicating that the Justice Department would not make it a priority to prosecute federal marijuana crimes in states where the activities are legal. At present, a budgetary amendment is the only legal barrier to Justice […]

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Faces of Cannabis, Manitoba; Brittany Maydaniuk

Meet sports fan, enthusiast of videography, photography, music and toons ;),  also an activist/advocate born & raised in Winnipeg, and one of Manitoba’s faces of Cannabis, Brittany Maydaniuk. Brittany has smoked cannabis recreationally for years but started using cannabis as medicine in 2014. Brittany was diagnosed with Photosensitive Epilepsy at the age 15 after having […]

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Cannabis is indigenous to Europe and cultivation began during the Copper or Bronze age: a probabilistic synthesis of fossil pollen studies

Vegetation History and Archaeobotany July 2018, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 635–648| Cite as Authors Authors and affiliations John M. McPartland | 1. University of VermontBurlingtonUSA Geoffrey W. Guy        |2. GW PharmaceuticalsCambridgeUK William Hegman       |3. Department of GeographyMiddlebury CollegeMiddleburyUSA Review First Online: 05 May 2018 Abstract Conventional wisdom states Cannabis sativa originated in Asia and its dispersal to […]

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Faces of Cannabis, Manitoba; Walter Leslie

Introducing a very green Canadian born in Vancouver, British Columbia; welder, Soapstone Carver, Winnipeg Jets fan, loveable family man blessed with 6 children, 22 grandkids and 3 great grandkids. This former Liberal Party delegate, who actively participated in Hemp legalization and the Global Days against the Drug War was involved in Winnipeg’s first ever planned 4/20 event, […]

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Maternal administration of cannabidiol promotes an anti-inflammatory effect on the intestinal wall in a gastroschisis rat model

Braz J Med Biol Res. 2018 Mar 15;51(5):e7132. doi: 10.1590/1414-431X20177132. Callejas GH1, Figueira RL1, Gonçalves FLL1, Volpe FAP1, Zuardi AW2, Crippa JA2, Hallak JE2, Sbragia L1. Author information Abstract Gastroschisis (GS) is an abdominal wall defect that results in histological and morphological changes leading to intestinal motility perturbation and impaired absorption of nutrients. Due to […]

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Suppression of Cisplatin-Induced Vomiting by Cannabis sativa in Pigeons: Neurochemical Evidences.

Front Pharmacol. 2018 Mar 16;9:231. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2018.00231. eCollection 2018. Ullah I1,2, Subhan F2, Alam J2,3, Shahid M2, Ayaz M4. Author information Abstract Cannabis sativa (CS, family Cannabinaceae) has been reported for its anti-emetic activity against cancer chemotherapy-induced emesis in animal models and in clinics. The current study was designed to investigate CS for potential effectiveness […]

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Faces of Cannabis, Manitoba; Scott Cook

Introducing original musician, painter and one of Manitoba’s faces of Cannabis; Scott Cook. This well rounded and original Canadian artist was born in Quebec. Growing up in a Royal Canadian Air Force family played a role in living in other provinces such as New Brunswick, Alberta, Ontario and good ol’ Nova Scotia. A true artist, Scott […]

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Cannabis for paediatric epilepsy: challenges and conundrums.

Med J Aust. 2018 Feb 19;208(3):132-136. Chen KA1, Farrar MA2, Cardamone M2, Lawson JA2. Author information Abstract Research is expanding for the use of cannabidiol as an anticonvulsant drug. The mechanism of cannabidiol in paediatric epilepsy is unclear but is thought to play a role in modulation of synaptic transmission. Evidence for its efficacy in […]

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Regulating Cannabis Manufacturing: Applying Public Health Best Practices from Tobacco Control.

J Psychoactive Drugs. 2018 Feb 13:1-14. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2017.1422816. [Epub ahead of print] Orenstein DG1, Glantz SA2. Author information Abstract State legalization and regulation of cannabis, despite continued federal illegality, is a massive shift in regulatory approach. Manufactured cannabis, including concentrates, extracts, edibles, tinctures, topicals and other products, has received less attention than more commonly used […]