Cannabis Clinical Trials

Well…if you thought the push for common sense cannabis reform was just some misguided millennial progressive fantasy, I’m sorry to inform you that you’re sorely mistaken.  Leadership for one of the leading American military veteran advocacy groups – the American Legion – are urging President Trump to make good on one of his central campaign promises: improving the lives of veterans. […]

By William Stash Jones Oregon Cannabis Connection   The renowned conservative veterans group, The American Legion, has come down on the side of sensible marijuana policy. The group recently made an appeal to the Trump administration to reclassify the plant to make it more readily available for research. Under current law, marijuana is a schedule I […]

Unlike opioids, there is no medically recognised pharmacological therapy for problematic crack cocaine use. Prior research has shown that cannabis and its components, known as cannabinoids, can help people reduce their use of opioids. Emerging evidence, including data from animal studies, suggests cannabis may also reduce cravings for crack, possible by modulating reward pathways in […]

Former U.S. Marine Mike Whiter, pictured in March 2016, uses marijuana medically to treat his post-traumatic stress disorder. Whiter, who served in Iraq in the mid-2000s, promotes veteran access to marijuana to treat PTSD. | AP Photo Under current rules, doctors with the Department of Veterans Affairs cannot… read more at: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/20/veterans-marijuana-trump-american-legion-238626

Former U.S. Marine Mike Whiter, pictured in March 2016, uses marijuana medically to treat his post-traumatic stress disorder. Whiter, who served in Iraq in the mid-2000s, promotes veteran access to marijuana to treat PTSD. | AP Photo Under current rules, doctors with the Department of Veterans Affairs cannot… read more at: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/20/veterans-marijuana-trump-american-legion-238626

Former U.S. Marine Mike Whiter, pictured in March 2016, uses marijuana medically to treat his post-traumatic stress disorder. Whiter, who served in Iraq in the mid-2000s, promotes veteran access to marijuana to treat PTSD. | AP Photo Under current rules, doctors with the Department of Veterans Affairs cannot… read more at: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/20/veterans-marijuana-trump-american-legion-238626

(CNN)Harm reduction is a strategy for treating addiction that begins with acceptance. A friendlier, less disciplined sister of abstinence, this philosophy aims to reduce the overall level of drug use among people who are unable or simply unwilling to stop. What should naturally follow is a decrease in the many negative consequences of drug use. […]

(CNN)Harm reduction is a strategy for treating addiction that begins with acceptance. A friendlier, less disciplined sister of abstinence, this philosophy aims to reduce the overall level of drug use among people who are unable or simply unwilling to stop. What should naturally follow is a decrease in the many negative consequences of drug use. […]

In a study published in the journal Nature Medicine, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—the active ingredient in cannabis—reversed age-related cognitive decline in mice. Mice, like humans, experience cognitive changes such as memory loss as they age. Researchers were able to use cannabis to help older mice regress to a state similar to mice who were only a few […]