Ask Dr. Mitch: Weeding Truth

Dr. Mitch Earleywine, the author of Understanding Marijuana and The Parents’ Guide to Marijuana, dishes on opiate addiction, seizures, cannabidivarin and booze.

Can we use marijuana to solve this country’s opiate-addiction epidemic? —Poppy

Hi Poppy, Many former opiate addicts have used the plant to help them stay off hard drugs. We don’t yet have data from randomized clinical trials where some folks get the plant and others don’t, but what’s an opiate addict got to lose in the meantime?

Israel, a Medical Marijuana Pioneer, Is Eager to Capitalize - The New York Times

The Volcani Center, the Ministry of Agriculture’s research organization, is building a national institute for medical marijuana research. The chief scientist’s office of the Ministry of Economy has infused millions of shekels into innovative marijuana companies, much as government investment helped fuel the Israeli tech boom in the 1990s. The government is also setting standards for the cultivation, storage and use of medical marijuana.

Society for Neuroscience: Medical Marijuana Research

The Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting was held last month in San Diego. More than 30,000 neuroscientists were in attendance. They featured talks and presentations from scientists across the research spectrum. This is the largest source of contemporary brain research in the world today.

McCreath: Should you be a pot stock skeptic? - Video - Bnn

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Is British Sugar's 18 Hectare Grow-Op for $GWPH, just 20th Century Pig Farming?

Do we really think that modern pharmaceutical ingredients will be grown in massive grow-ops, subject to mold, fungus and pesticides? Considering other modern Bio-pharm technologies exists why farm plants? Solving ingredient supply, will become increasingly more problematic for Cannabis Pharmaceuticals companies as they move from the research lab to the pharmacy.