Medical Marijuana Roundtable Promoting Conversations and Education
Medical Marijuana was preceded by “Reefer Madness” in the late 1930's.
Medical Marijuana research and historical documentation of the medicinal use was ignored. The War on Drugs and “Just Say No” campagins in the 80’s and 90’s were introduced in schools and through television ads. Propaganda and disinformation about cannabis has been perpetuated through out the decades.
We have all heard the negative messaging about marijuana. The propaganda has become firmly embedded in the minds of people. The idea that marijuana has medicinal properties and is actually healthy is a difficult concept for many to grasp. There is a hesitation about using medical marijuana because of the stigma and fear of being ostracized.
There is a need for positive messaging based upon medical research and case studies. We are all ambassadors of medical marijuana and the health benefits.
The more knowledge we have the better equipped we are to promote the truth. Knowledge based upon research opens the minds of public and opens the doors for acceptance and nationwide legalization.
Join like-minded people for an exchange of information, interesting discussions and dinner. (Dinner is optional.)
Group is limited to 14 guests. Please scroll down to RSVP.
Medical Marijuana Historical Timeline
"The use of cannabis for purposes of healing predates recorded history. The earliest written reference is found in the 15th century BC Chinese Pharmacopeia, the Rh-Ya." National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Marijuana Research Findings: 1976, 1977
"The Chinese Emperor Fu Hsi (ca. 2900 BC), whom the Chinese credit with bringing civilization to China, seems to have made reference to Ma, the Chinese word for Cannabis, noting that Cannabis was very popular medicine that possessed both yin and yang." Robert Deitch Hemp: American History Revisited: The Plant with a Divided History, 2003
"The first medical marijuana initiative appeared in the city of San Francisco as Proposition P, which passed with an overwhelming 79% of the vote on Nov. 5, 1991. Proposition P called on the State of California and the California Medical Association to 'restore hemp medical preparations to the list of available medicines in California,' and not to penalize physicians 'from prescribing hemp preparations for medical purposes.'"Richard Glen Boire, JD Kevin Feeney, JD Medical Marijuana Law, 2007
"Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Three other states will soon join them after recently passing measures permitting use of medical marijuana." full article
Medical Marijuana Research 2016
“We can see the physical health effects of tobacco smoking in this study, but we don’t see similar effects for cannabis smoking,” said Madeline Meier, an assistant professor of psychology at Arizona State University who conducted the study with colleagues at Duke University, King’s College in the UK and the University of Otago in New Zealand.
This study investigated the acute effects of alcohol and cannabis on subjective aggression in alcohol and cannabis users, respectively, following aggression exposure. Drug-free controls served as a reference. It was hypothesized that aggression exposure would increase subjective aggression in alcohol users during alcohol intoxication, whereas it was expected to decrease subjective aggression in cannabis users during cannabis intoxication.
Epidiolex, GW’s lead cannabinoid product candidate, is an oral pharmaceutical formulation of CBD, which is in development for the treatment of a number of rare childhood-onset epilepsy disorders. GW has conducted extensive pre-clinical research of CBD in epilepsy since 2007. This research has shown that CBD has significant anti-epileptiform and anticonvulsant activity using a variety of in vitro and in vivo models and reduced seizures in various acute animal models of epilepsy.