#44 PRIME TIME: Barcelona Bits … Meeting Morsels Worth Sharing

Cannabis conferences are exciting events. Medical cannabis is literally a global issue now and speakers from around the world are sharing their discoveries and events.  But conferences are also frustrating because there is so much information and it is impossible to write up every session. In some cases there may be just one or two […]

#42 PRIME TIME: Pediatric Palliative Care

This is the fifth report on The 2nd International Annual Congress on Controversies on Cannabis-Based Medicines held May 23-24, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Sven Gottschling of the University Clinic Saarland, Germany may be the next Patch Adams, the American physician, clown and activist who came to prominence in the 1980s. Type Gottschling’s name into […]

#43 PRIME TIME: An Epic EFIC Problem … and Ours Too

This is the sixth report on The 2nd International Annual Congress on Controversies on Cannabis-Based Medicines held May 23-24, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The 2nd International Annual Congress on Controversies on Cannabis-Based Medicines is history. It was invigorating to hear European perspectives on this important public health issue. But once you get past the stimulation […]

#41 PRIME TIME: The Role of the Nurse

This is the fourth report on The 2nd International Annual Congress on Controversies on Cannabis-Based Medicines held May 23-24, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. For the past twenty years, the Gallup poll assessing honesty and ethics has found that nurses are the most trusted profession in the United States.  That’s a remarkable feat and bodes well […]

#40 PRIME TIME: Cannabis Genetics – The New Frontier

This is the third report on The 2nd International Annual Congress on Controversies on Cannabis-Based Medicines held May 23-24, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. As medical cannabis becomes globally accepted there are more and more calls for research but the simple fact is that cannabis does not lend itself to conventional medical research. It is an […]

#39 PRIME TIME: Cannabis Clinics and Doctors

This is the second report on The 2nd International Annual Congress on Controversies on Cannabis-Based Medicines held May 23-24, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The conference organizers attempted to live up to the conference billing (“controversies on cannabis-based medicines”) by devoting a portion of day two to three topics: “Do We Need Cannabis Clinics and Doctors”; […]

#38 PRIME TIME: Controversies and Confusion

Written by Alice O’Leary Randall Recently I attended the loftily titled “2nd International Annual Congress on Controversies on Cannabis-Based Medicine” in Barcelona, Spain.  It didn’t take too long to realize a simpler title might be “Confusions on Medical Cannabis.”  Confusion seemed in abundant supply among conference goers, the majority of whom were physicians,and it is […]

#37 PRIME TIME: First Do No Harm

Mary’s Prime Time Blog asked contributor Sarah M. Cohen to attend the annual meeting of Students for Sensible Drug Policy in Chicago. This is the final post from Sarah, reporting on the important work of DanceSafe.org. — Alice O’Leary Randall, editor. Written by Sarah M. Cohen As the mother of young adults the 2019 SSDP conference was, in so many […]

#36 PRIME TIME: The Healing Power of MDMA

Mary’s Prime Time Blog recently asked contributor Sarah M. Cohen to attend the annual meeting of Students for Sensible Drug Policy in Chicago. The next few blogs will contain Sarah’s reports from that meeting. — Alice O’Leary Randall, editor. Written by Sarah M. Cohen That’s right, you read correctly,  MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine). Also known as the club drug or Molly, MDMA is […]

#35 PRIME TIME: SSDP and Cannabis Policy

Written by Sarah M. Cohen Mary’s Prime Time Blog recently asked contributor Sarah M. Cohen to attend the annual meeting of Students for Sensible Drug Policy in Chicago. The next few blogs will contain Sarah’s reports from that meeting. — Alice O’Leary Randall, editor. The Students for Sensible Drug Policy Policy (SSDP) organization’s position on cannabis is multifaceted and nuanced.  Cannabis […]