Glaucoma is an irreversible blinding eye disease which produces progressive retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss. Intraocular pressure (IOP) is currently the only modifiable risk factor, and lowering IOP results in reduced risk of progression of the disorder. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) has attracted considerable attention as a potential target for […]

The Endocannabinoid System as a Therapeutic Target in Glaucoma|Neural Plasticity

  “The case of Alex P. suggests that the practice of employing pharmaceutical drugs as first-line treatment exposes children gratuitously to harmful side effects.”   Source: Cannabis as a First-Line Treatment for Childhood Mental Disorders | O’Shaughnessy’s Editor’s Note: This is an interesting case study on the use of cannabinoids […]

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Ethan Russo forwards a slightly revised “Beyond Cannabis: Plants and the endocannabinoid system,” published in Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, with “the hope that this will raise consciousness on the endocannabinoid system and its importance and ubiquity.”Russo was an early proponent of the idea that an overall endocannabinoid deficiency —insufficient “endocannabinoid […]

Ethan Russo Looks ‘Beyond Cannabis’ | O’Shaughnessy’s

The Society of Cannabis Clinicians compiles case studies and makes them available to its members.  An interesting report by Dr. Stefan Arnon details a patient who reported success in slowing his retinitis pigmentosa by using cannabis.  You can read the report here: SCC was founded by Dr. Tod Mikuriya, […]

Case study: Retinitis Pigmentosa Progression May be Slowed by Cannabis

Today, on the House floor, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) addressed the serious opioid abuse epidemic across America, highlighting medical marijuana as an alternative to highly addictive prescription opioids in treating chronic pain. In his remarks, Representative Blumenauer called for further reforms to our medical marijuana laws, including making sure our […]

Congressman Blumenauer: Medical Marijuana Could Help Solve Opioid Abuse Epidemic