Academic says cannabis trials may confuse debate

The use of cannabis for medical purposes should not rely on clinical trial results, according to a University of Melbourne academic. Professor David Pennington said a number of upcoming trials in New South Wales presume cannabis can be regulated as a pharmaceutical... read more

Australian survey results…..

Australian survey results as presented in the most recent paper compiled by the Australian National Council on Drugs, called ..

Medicinal use of cannabis:
Background and Information Paper

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Ten health problems that can be treated with medical marijuana / cannabis

Ten health problems that can be treated with the right variety of cannabis Unfortunately, medical cannabis has no legal status in Australia, so if you wish to enjoy the well-studied benefits of this plant for the treatment of a large number of diseases and conditions, there is no choice but to medicate yourself. In order to do this, you have two options: you may go to a good supplier (illegal courageous private cannabis cultivators) or grow it yourself. In both cases, you should know the differences between the two main species of psychoactive Cannabis – Sativa and Indica- to choose the one that best suits your problem. Indica varieties (medium to high THC content, content in CBD comparatively high), usually have a sedative psychoactive effect along with a feeling of being “stoned”. It relaxes body and mind, reducing muscle tension. These qualities make it more suitable for diseases such as: -Multiple-Sclerosis (it reduces spasms and tremors) -Parkinson’s disease (same) -Arthritis and rheumatism (it fights inflammation and stiffness) -Insomnia (given its relaxing effects) -Anxiety (same) Sativa varieties (medium to high THC content, content in CBD comparatively low) produce a more active and euphoric effect. It is a both physical and mental “high” that tends to stimulate rather than sedate. These varieties are more effective in treating medical problems such as: -Nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy or AIDS medication -Loss of appetite (it distends the stomach and stimulates hunger) -Migraine (it reduces or completely eliminates the pain) -Clinical Depression (it produces psychic well-being and a sense of euphoria) -Chronic pain (analgesic properties). For this disorder Indica also works, so hybrid... read more

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