What are cannabinoids and how do they work?
Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis
MontanaPBS’s new documentary, Clearing the Smoke, reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy and potentially even cancer. Extensive interviews with patients, doctors, researchers and skeptics detail the promises and the limitations of medicinal cannabis.
Program: MontanaPBS Presents
Episode: Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis
Marijuana, Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research (Documentary)
CPMCRI’s Dr. Sean McAllister – THC and CBD
Parallel experiments were performed testing the effect of Δ9-THC on human brain cancer cells (glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM) and also on normal brain cells. Putting this herbal compound through the same tests that a new chemotherapeutic agent would go through revealed a potent and remarkably specific anti-cancer effect. Both types of cells were treated with the same concentration of Δ9-THC but after 20 hours only the cancer cells died. Cell death is seen in the lower right panel as cells shrinking to inanimate white spheres.
The Medical Facts On Marijuana
The Truth About Medical Marijuana
A panel of legal and medical experts join author Ed Rosenthal in a discussion on the impact of state laws allowing medical marijuana versus federal efforts to override all decriminalization statutes in this forum sponsored by the Independent Institute, Harper’s Magazine and the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.
Series: “Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley” [3/2004] [Public Affairs] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 8463]
Dr. David Allen Explains Medical Marijuana
Dr. David Allen discusses how the rules of engagement in the war on drugs are being violated by the U.S. government, and how the body of science that now uses cannabinoid-based medicines should be used throughout America as well, not just in emergency rooms and through prescriptions, but through the ingestion of the whole plant, daily, as a supplement to their diet.
Medical Marijuana by Drew Carey and Reason.tv
One of the most outrageous consequences of the War on Drugs is the federal crackdown on medical marijuana, which is used by patients to help treat the effects of cancer, glaucoma, HIV-AIDS, chronic pain and nausea, and other severe symptoms associated with serious illnesses. Medical marijuana prescribed by a physician is legal in California and 11 other states, yet the federal agents are raiding state-approved dispensaries and preventing patients from having safe access to this drug.