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Medical Notes: Combining Black Seed Oil and Full-Spectrum Cannabis Oil (RSO)

Introduction You may find these notes helpful in your journey or sharing with a loved one who may be interested. This is not medical advice. You must consult a medication professional prior to considering the rest of the information. Your loved one may already be on a medication regimen that might include something like 15mg […]

The Benefits of Medical Cannabis for Pain Management

Chronic pain is a persistent problem for many individuals, with an estimated 100 million Americans experiencing some form of chronic pain. Traditional pain management methods, such as prescription painkillers, can be effective in relieving pain but also come with a host of potential side effects and a risk of addiction and overdose. In recent years, […]

Virtual Medical Cannabis Day Flag Ceremony

Dr. Clifton Otto has produced a virtual flag ceremony for Governor Ige. Working with US Senator Ed Case Dr. Otto once again was able to fly the American flag over the US Capitol to honor patients in Hawaii’s Medical Cannabis program. Formalizing the medical Cannabis program in Hawaii is a top priority. This effort does […]

Hawaiian Ethos Dispensary Events

Hawaiian Ethos Cannabis Dispensary Event

Cannabis is Medicine HILO—12/10/18 @ 5-7P, HAWAI‘I INNOVATION CENTERRSVP KONA—12/11/18 @ 5-7P, THE HAWAIIAN ETHOS KONA DISPENSARYRSVP Join Hawaiian Ethos Medical Advisor Stacey Marie Kerr MD for a presentation on using cannabis as medicine. Q&A + talk story to follow. Kona event will also include a dispensary tour (no products available yet).OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, […]

Healthy Hawaii Guide

Considerations for a Patient-Friendly Government This annual guide aims to help voters and elected officials reduce harm to patients while improving our Cannabis economy.  More than 25,000 licensed patients in Hawaii are affected by restrictions on Cannabis medicine. Nationally, 70% of voters oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized medical or recreational […]

Cannabis Consumer Capsule Consumption Option

What’s Your preferred consumption method? Do you have special precautions you have to follow to avoid additional side-effects? Can Cannabis capsules reduce side-effects? Not all patients can or prefer to consume Cannabis the same way. Smoking, vaping, edibles and a needle injection of the marijuanas through the eyeball aren’t great options for many. Cannabis oil medicating massages […]

QuEChERS 101

Sample preparation experts and analytical chemists are quick to suggest QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged and Safe) to cannabis laboratories that are analyzing both flower and edible material for pesticides, mycotoxins and cannabinoid content. Besides having a quirky name, just what makes QuEChERS a good extraction technique for the complicated matrices of cannabis products? […]

Microdosing Weed: From Medical-Use Only to a Lifestyle Supplement

Cannabis is going from medical-use only to a lifestyle supplement as more states go recreational. In both pioneering states like Colorado, and new adult-use states like California, there’s a new trend emerging: Microdosing Weed.  Products like Root of it All‘s cannabis-infused essential oils, and low-dose Kiva Confections are prime examples of companies making cannabis-infused products […]

National Academy of Sciences Releases Report on Marijuana Confirming Medical Benefits; Dispelling Myths

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report on the health impacts of marijuana Thursday, confirming the existence of medical benefits and dispelling some long-held myths about the substance. The review of more than 10,000 scientific abstracts found, “There is conclusive or substantial evidence that cannabis or cannabinoids are effective” […]

Meet Lumir Hanus, Who Discovered the First Endocannabinoid

What is the Endocannabinoid System and What is Its Role?

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most important discoveries in cannabinoid science. On March 24, 1992, Lumír Hanuš, a Czech analytical chemist working in Israel with American pharmacologist William Devane, isolated the first known endocannabinoid in the human brain. They named it anandamide, after the Sanskrit word for joy or bliss. Both […]

Guam: Physicians Remain Silent On Medical Pot Program

A pair of bills to establish guidelines for Guam’s stalled medical marijuana program are likely to go before lawmakers for debate during their October session. Voters approved the Joaquin KC Concepcion II Compassionate Cannabis Use Act in the 2014 General Election, and the Department of Public Health and Social Services drafted the rules and regulations […]

Could Marijuana Become A Treatment For Heroin Addicts?

Is marijuana a gateway drug? Carrie Roberts sure hopes so. Roberts, a consultant with Colorado-based Medicine Man Technologies, doesn’t believe that marijuana use leads to abuse of harder drugs, though. Instead, she thinks it might present a gateway out of risky drug use for people struggling with opioid dependency. “I think we could save a […]

Opiate Addiction Experts Turn To Marijuana As Safer Alternative To Pain Relief

The U.S. is in the grips of a well-documented opiate epidemic. More people in the country now die from heroin and prescription opiates than they do from car accidents. In 2014, nearly 19,000 fatal overdoses were related to legal opiates like Oxycontin and Vicodin, and according to the Center for Disease Control, at least half […]

Health Department Seeking Input For Implementation Of PA’s Medical Marijuana Program

Harrisburg – Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy has provided an update on the implementation status of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program and announced the department is seeking input on its draft temporary regulations for growers and processors. “The Department of Health is being very thoughtful and thorough in developing this complex patient and medically-focused program,” said […]

PD-related Medical Marijuana Studies – Cannabinoids in Parkinson’s


Below are several PD-related medical marijuana studies that have been conducted to evaluate the use of cannabinoids in Parkinson’s: The Therapeutic Potential of Cannabinoids for Movement Disorders: clinical observations and trials of cannabinoid-based therapies suggest a possible benefit to tics and probably no benefit for tremor in dyskinesias or PD motor symptoms. Further preclinical and […]

After Almost 30 Years As A Surgeon, This Physician Became A Pot Doc

The pool in the front yard of Dr. Francis D’Ambrosio’s Hollywood Hills house is shady and filled with inflatable loungers that drift in the breeze. An empty energy drink can and full tray of butts rest on the table near the entrance. Just inside, in a home office to the side of his dining room, […]

This Doctor Says Marinol is NOT Medical Cannabis

Medical Marijuana Research

By: Dr. David Bearman For years, some law enforcement sources—many of who should know better—have referred to Marinol as prescription marijuana. Marinol® (dronabinol) is synthetic THC, it is not prescription marijuana. As you will see, that assertion is wrong by about 511 chemicals. Marinol is THC; just one of many chemical compounds found in cannabis, synthesized and […]

Marijuana And Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia may be the most heart-breaking of all ailments. As the population ages and life expectancy is extended, Alzheimer’s and dementia become ever more common. Alzheimer’s is now the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and it’s a factor in many more. One in three seniors has […]

August 12th, 2016 Event Held in Hilo Cannabinoids: A new hope for pain and symptom management

Cannabinoids Pediatrics and Palliative Care

You are Invited to a Special Evening of Education and Awareness [cannabis_note note_color=”#99CC33″ text_color=”#ffffff”]Friday August 12th 5-7 pm – Hawai’i Innovation Center at Hilo  – Downtown 117 Keawe Street[/cannabis_note] Cannabinoids: A new hope for pain and symptom management Dr. David Sine and Don Anderson Pharm.D will share how they have utilized CBD & THC blended […]

Cannabis Education and Awareness

Cannabis Event in Hilo, Hawaii NOTE: This Event has passed. Visit Events page for the latest announcements on upcoming events. Subscribe to Stay Informed ——————————————– June 3rd Doors Open 5pm Starts 5:30pm Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo   Patient and Caregiver Question and Answer Session with the Presenters Seating Limited $7 tickets in advance – buy […]

Reducing the Health Risks of Smoking Cannabis

“All drugs pose risks. Whether medicinal or recreational, whether herbal or pharmaceutical, whether legal or illicit, every drug produces undesirable side effects. Cannabis in itself may pose few risks, but inhaling its vape or its smoke can compromise your health. Smoke is the archetypal smoking gun. You might try fooling yourself, but no ploy of smoke and mirrors […]

The Scientist

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CME-certified Curriculum in Clinical Cannabinoid Medicine

Medical Marijuana Research

Developed by the Society of Cannabis Clinicians (SCC), this is the first comprehensive, online CME-certified Cannabis curriculum in Clinical Cannabinoid Medicine designed to educate the practicing clinician on both the research and clinical practice aspects of the therapeutic use of cannabis. Each course within the curriculum offers up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit […]

Cannabis Safety

Cannabis safety starts with you. Properly label and store in a safe place away from pets and children! Ingesting cannabis: Ingesting cannabis has many benefits over smoking it, the most important of which is the bypass of dangerous chemicals entering the respiratory system. Carcinogens and tars are largely left behind in the preparation for eating […]

‘Marijuana Can Be Helpful,’ Admits Surgeon General on CBS News

[su_video url=”http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/new-surgeon-general-dr-vivek-murthy-measles-vaccine-is-safe-and-effective/” poster=”https://hawaiicannabis.org/wp-content/uploads/hawaii-medical-marijuana-beliefs.jpg.pagespeed.ce.4w9uw1YR1L.jpg”] Time to reschedule. Did you know marijuana is classified federally as a schedule 1 drug. This comes with minimum mandatory sentencing that currently puts medical marijuana patients in prison with heroin traffickers, rapists murderers etc. Drugs / Substances listed in DEA Schedule I include: Heroin (diacetylmorphine) LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) Marijuana (cannabis, […]

Science of Cannabis (for Doctors)

Project CBD | CANNABIDIOL SCIENCE | FOR DOCTORS | FOR PATIENTS by Americans for Safe Access Published on Feb 6, 2013 Many physicians refrain from approving Cannabis use by patients because they learned nothing about Cannabis in medical school and cannot knowledgeably advise patients about dosage, side effects, mechanism of action, etc. This talk by […]

The Endocannabinoid System: How cannabis oil works

Published on Jul 24, 2012 Since 1974 studies have shown that cannabis has anti-tumor effects. The results of the 1974 study, reported in an Aug. 18, 1974, Washington Post newspaper feature, were that cannabis’s component, THC, “slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers and a virus-induced leukemia in laboratory mice, and prolonged their lives […]

ADHD Not a Real Disease

One of the world’s leading pediatric neuroscientists, Dr. Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D, recently stated publicly that Attention Deficit/Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD) is not ‘a real disease,’ and warned of the dangers of giving psycho-stimulant medications to children. ADHD Not a Real Disease according to Dr. Perry. Dr. Perry noted that the use of medications like […]

Prescription Drug Warning – zohydro

Zohydro FDA Approved

We know many of the new “legal” drugs we see advertised on television include some pretty major side-effects. Anal Bleeding for example is apparently acceptable. Prescription drugs are now the number one killer in preventable deaths according to Sanjay Gupta (see video below from CNN). “In the midst of a severe drug epidemic fueled by […]

Medical Marijuana Laws Debated

The Alternative Pain Management Club is seeking legal, safe access to medicine for medical marijuana patients. [su_youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OchXl-r28-s”]