May 15 2011

Out of the shadows, the view from Australia

Interview with Mark Henrick of the Nimbin Mardi-Grass and Hemp Embassy. Henrick discusses the state of the movement in Australia, the cure of basil cell carcinoma using a topical cannabis application, and the work of Tony Bower, and aboriginal medicine man.

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Jan 19 2010

New Jersey delivers crushing defeat for medical marijuana

New Jersey’s medical marijuana law, by excluding pain and psychiatric conditions, will impact about 4% of New Jersey’s medical marijuana patients. In other words, about 96% of New Jersey’s medical marijuana patients got screwed. That is a crushing defeat.

Jan 15 2010

Medical marijuana and suicide

Posted by J. Craig Canada in Examiner.com, law, psychiatric, ptsd, research

Reuters today published an article announcing "Marijuana Use Unlikely to Boost Suicide Risk".  The article, which is a report on a study published in the December Issue of The British Journal of Psychology turns out to be less positive than the headline when it notes that the 10% of the study group that admitted to Continue reading →

Jul 20 2009

Tax Prozac, not medical marijuana

In 2001, according to Hollywood today the ten largest pharmaceutical companies in the Fortune 500 had profits in excess of the other 490 companies, the majority of this profit being from the SSRIs and the SNRIs.

The average net return for these ten pharmaceutical companies was 18.5% of sales, 16.3% of assets, and 33.2% of shareholders’ equity. The median net return for all other 490 industries in the Fortune 500 was only 3.3% of sales.