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By "Radical" Russ Belville on May 8, 2012
If your strategy to legalize the use of plant cannabis by all people for any reason is to preach “All use is medical/wellness”, cannabinoid pharmaceuticals is where you’ll end up. There exists a paradigm for the medical / wellness use of substances, and it lies in the realm of doctors and pharmacists and prescriptions and manufactured drugs. However, there also exists a paradigm for the recreational use of substances, and it lies in the realm of taverns and bartenders and DUI laws and ID checks and home brewing.
Posted in SCIENCE | Tagged All Use is Medical, Austria, belgium, Big Pharma, british, Canada, cannabidiol, CBD, Czech Republic, Denmark, Europe, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Marinol, medical marijuana, multiple sclerosis, netherlands, New Zealand, pharmaceuticals, Poland, Portugal, Sativex, Spain, sweden, synthetic THC, The Netherlands, UK, Wellness | 23 Responses
By "Radical" Russ Belville on May 3, 2012
Some in federal law enforcement–and at the Office of National Drug Control Policy–hope that the advent of new pharmaceutical replacements for grown medical marijuana, like the Canadian drug Sativex, will make the entire issue moot in the coming decade.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on January 22, 2012
Despite their public pronouncements, the officials involved can see with their own two eyes the multiple sclerosis patient whose tremors quiet, the chemo patient who stops puking, and the glaucoma patient who can still see after smoking a joint. The government already grows and distributes this plant for its medical value to four remaining patients on the Investigational New Drug program. The reason the government still bans its medical use as a plant is because the government also recognizes its recreational use as a plant.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on December 30, 2010
NORML’s Top Ten Marijuana Events #10-#6; Top Three Rants #2 – Russ vs. Gil Kerlikowske and Bill Bennett; music by Asher Roth & DJ Wreckineyez
Posted in NORML SHOW LIVE | Tagged Arizona, Bill Bennett, California, california supreme court, cannabidiol, Compassionate Use Act, gil kerlikowske, Groovin' Thursday, John Doe Radio, multiple sclerosis, New Jersey, New York, New York City, New Zealand, NORML Women's Alliance, Proposition 203, Radical Rant, Sativex, Supreme Court, Times Square, United Kingdom, Women | Leave a response
By "Radical" Russ Belville on December 2, 2009
Plymouth, United Kingdom–(ENEWSPF)–December 2, 2009. The administration of Sativex, an oral spray consisting of natural cannabis extracts (primarily THC and cannabidiol aka CBD), significantly reduces cancer pain compared to placebo or THC alone, according to clinical trial data published online in the Journal of Pain Management. Authors concluded, “The results of this study show that [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on June 9, 2009
A pioneering cannabis-based medicine for multiple sclerosis from GW Pharmaceuticals has been filed for approval in Europe, paving the way for its potential approval at the end of 2009 or early in 2010. Following numerous delays, the submission to regulators in Britain and Spain is a landmark for the British drugmaker, which also announced it [...]
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