#29 PRIME TIME: The Faceless Enemy

At the recent CannaTech Panama conference I met Tarso Araujo, a young Brasilian. It was the sort of fortuitous meeting that makes conferences so worthwhile.  Tarso is a journalist who wandered into a story about children and cannabis. The story was so compelling that he decided to make a film. That film is now on […]

#28 PRIME TIME: Hail Colombia!

Wars have many casualties and the War on Drugs is no different.  Here in the U.S. those casualties have been primarily the human kind with disproportionate punishment of people of color.  But in some cases the drug war, like conventional war, has decimated entire countries. Just consider Colombia, South America. Colombia’s drug cartels are notorious, […]

#26 PRIME TIME: CannaTech Panama Day 1

Researchers, growers, physicians, entrepreneurs, and investors…the typical components of any cannabis conference these days and CannaTech Panama is no different — except for the the two former DEA agents.   Charles Feldman and Matt Murphy surprised the crowd with their folksy tale of conversion during the late afternoon of CannaTech’s first day. They were greeted […]

#25 PRIME TIME: Panama Legends and Future

Back in the day, as they say, I was a young college student at the University of South Florida enjoying the forbidden fruit of marijuana. The year was 1967 and it was all so clandestine.  It  felt very wicked, especially one regular batch of product called “The Big O.”  It was rumored “The Big O” […]

#24 PRIME TIME: Educating Today’s Cannabis Clinicians

When a medication that has been prohibited for 82 years, is suddenly made available to large numbers of patients, it takes a bit of effort to train the clinicians who are already in the field much less get a curriculum organized for today’s healthcare students. For the doctors and nurses already in practice, the growing […]

PRIME TIME #23: Case Study Using Mary’s Medicinals Patches

Dosing cannabis properly is an important component of good medical care and one person who has extensive experience with that topic is Eloise Theisen, AGPCNP-BC,a co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Radicle Health, in Walnut Creek, CA. She is one of the first healthcare practitioners to bring a clinical dosing regimen to the cannabis space and she has treated […]

#22 Prime Time: Educating Cannabis Chemists

This is post, written by Alice O’Leary Randall, covers a presentation by Vanessa Fishback, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Colorado University. Dr. Fishback spoke at the 2nd Annual ICR Conference in Pueblo, CO. As previously mentioned, the ICR Conference can be a little frustrating because there are so many concurrent sessions. But that can also be […]

#21 PRIME TIME: Cardiac Effects of Cannabis in Post-Heart Attack Subjects

This is post, written by Alice O’Leary Randall, covers a presentation by Lori Walker, Ph.D. University of Colorado Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology. Dr. Walker spoke at the 2nd Annual ICR Conference in Pueblo, CO. In the U.S. today more than half of all adults acknowledge they have used cannabis at some time.  And while […]

#20 PRIME TIME: Marijuana Research at NIDA

This is post, written by Alice O’Leary Randall, covers a presentation by Heather L. Kimmel, Ph.D., Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research at NIDA. Dr. Kimmel spoke at the 2nd Annual ICR Conference in Pueblo, CO. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is among a triumvirate of federal agencies that control marijuana policy […]