Anecdotes ARE valuable

Cannabis is medically significant. It has helped and is continuing to help huge numbers of people deal with chronic pain, combat epileptic fits, fight cancer, and more. But still people are hesitant. Ever heard the phrase “the plural of anecdote is not data”? It’s a very interesting little saying that first appeared in 1982, and…

Navel administration

Yes, navel. Which is a bit novel. In the medical marijuana world, where people are taking oil for treatments of various kinds, the ‘belly button’ method of administering doses comes up fairly regularly. This involves putting a dose worth of FECO (full extract cannabis oil), neat or diluted with a carrier oil, into the navel…

Midwest Cannabis Education Conference – videos

I sometimes hear medical experts say that there’s little or no clinical research going on into the use of cannabis and cancer treatment. It’s true that there needs to be more, but there are some excellent, evidence-driven[*] research programs being conducted and the findings show often astounding and exciting results. Here is an example of…

A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana

I love TED talks. They’re (almost) universally superbly researched, written and presented. This one is particularly on topic: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana.

Research reading list

The medical use of cannabis, both as whole-plant extracts and isolates, is a fascinating area of study, but its legal status has meant that finding well-conducted research isn’t easy. Web forums are full of enthusiastic and well-meaning claims, but many of these are based on nothing more concrete than rumors, guesses and wishes. There are,…