Rethinking Cannabis

An Introduction

Curious about medical cannabis?

Come by St. Christopher’s Anglican Church for a community conversation about the therapeutic uses of cannabis.

This one-hour education session, followed by Q&A, will empower you with the knowledge to make your own informed decisions about cannabis. The conversation covers cannabinoids (THC & CBD), methods of delivery and cannabis for seniors.

Rethinking cannabis is a new faith-based education initiative, using a well-reasoned approach to understanding safe and responsible cannabis use.

Please see the events page for the next workshop or speak with Rev Karen

 

RESOURCES

Documentaries

Historical Context : The Union . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxT7MkpfLTI

The Scientist: “The Scientist” is a documentary that traces the story of Dr Mechoulam from his early days......as a child of the Holocaust in Bulgaria, through his immigration to Israel, and his career as the chief investigator into the chemistry and biology of the world’s most misunderstood plant. Dr. Mechoulam ascertained that THC interacts with the largest receptor system in the human body, the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csbJnBKqwIw

Weed 3 - Dr Sanjay Gupt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idujb84MwPE

Weed 2- Dr Sanjay Gupta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m09Inj-aaK8

Cannabis  https://youtu.be/aWXuaMXfbJA

The following is a video on YouTube which profiles Dr Christina SanchezDr Donald Tashkin and Dr Donald Abrams and their findings on cannabis and cancer.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=XfZt36YOs1c

 ON NETFLIX: Look for "A Life of its Own" - An Australian documentary on medical cannabis

Opioid Crisis and Cannabis:  https://globalnews.ca/video/rd/1425525827970/

The Exit Drug documentary, created by Weedmaps, investigates how cannabis could play a major role in ending the opioid crisis, a public health emergency that kills an average of 115 U.S. citizens a day. According to neuroscientist Dr. Adie Wilson-Poe, cannabis has the potential to significantly improve public health by diminishing our reliance on opioids. The Exit Drug explores the course of opioid addiction, from initial usage (typically after an injury) to drug relapse, and how cannabis could be the solution to reduce harm and promote help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=52&v=w29GOehXMkg

Alzhiemer's and Cannabis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd3zaoaN1eM

and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD74d-S2dH0

Parkinson's and Cannabis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie5WXDlxPWo&t=155s 

ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hifOl2yXU40

 Run From the Cure: Rick Simpson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQwwGPiyW9M

Websites

Project CBD https://www.projectcbd.org/

CBD and THC https://www.green-flower.com/articles/473/why-you-should-add-a-little-thc-to-your-cbd?fbclid=IwAR1iccVJ7VXz6Za_jMQrpVBUqW-BvUK384QyGPzhpCiCjcTeY3zlmml8lIE

Autoimmune Conditions and Cannabinoids: https://www.labroots.com/trending/cannabis-sciences/12444/cannabis-immunomodulator-autoimmune-diseases?fbclid=IwAR3Gvt0_0TxVD9zP2FTxQDkZddipR_BKOWi-_PgWaDTSHncy7ItA6z_eq2g

Autism Spectrum Disorder https://www.rxleaf.com/anandamide-endocannabinoid-the-autistic-brain-is-lacking/?fbclid=IwAR3vD51qVU2txVpy_UJRVvPWxkqxjVKhuACr8VF5gJITm4mja_MOYT-h2SI

Autism and Endocannabinoid Deficiency: https://norml.org/news/2019/02/21/study-children-with-autism-possess-decreased-endocannabinoid-levels?link_id=2&can_id=21ae9b3321d27a28034f2373f88a88fb&source=email-norml-news-of-the-week-2212019-2&email_referrer=email_498920&email_subject=norml-news-of-the-week-2212019&fbclid=IwAR0w19pdGD8GxZP-90hqGbzYfedDx3T8UtMr2RIUiDwFs_6L2H5zRviX1Pk

 And: https://norml.org/news/2019/01/24/study-cbd-dominant-cannabis-oil-safe-and-effective-in-autistic-patients

A Biblical Perspective https://godsgreenery.com/

World Health Organization Press Release February 2019 https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/2019/02/01/world-health-organization-recommends-rescheduling-marijuana-under-international-treaties/?fbclid=IwAR0H78a0oxplxEZPjqlaUs-jvw2ELtUwB3f-WVYIXq7Fzd-wNENedbsTmuE#590414936bcc

 

European Parliment Passes Cannabis Resloution Feb 2019 https://www.forbes.com/sites/javierhasse/2019/02/13/european-parliament-passes-cannabis-resolution-joins-who-in-supporting-medical-marijuana/#d66b99cfd5bb

 

Cannabis and Alzhiemers: http://ehealthdigest.org/2019/02/01/how-marijuanas-thc-breaks-down-the-toxic-plaques-of-alzheimers-disease/?fbclid=IwAR2OMRw548as6smlT9HAGxTvU48AOjQo3zoz8YH78_-iToGppKXbYYqNJws

Cannabis Used as Immunomodulator for Autoimmune Diseases: https://www.labroots.com/trending/cannabis-sciences/12444/cannabis-immunomodulator-autoimmune-diseases?fbclid=IwAR0NHdl8GzNVDO8MLQBW84lqcLExhuXt58-MylluUIb1sLZX4JcJAd4HPJk

Aging Joints and Cannabis http://fibrowomen.com/cannabis-could-be-reversing-damage-to-arthritic-joints/?fbclid=IwAR0taToYKfQd3hHM-6JKdCRZQq9bI82cS68_EJvldoZi4t5rR5l6cc0lv4c

Joint Pain https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/conditions/joint-pain/?fbclid=IwAR1G_iqUDU0n8RY4RTpIN9n7PZpZR_2oAcHdQN4_Gzz0M5bTkUL8Xe1_PkI&utm_campaign=FB+-+Organic&utm_content=buffer38dcd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com

Seniors and Cannabis https://www.thegrowthop.com/cannabis-news/cannabis-use-seniors-canada-rise-what-happens-when-they-light-up?fbclid=IwAR2ksBfh5QuSlE_3WvIrLqyS41mV16eGdt_TRcl-cTxkW9x-SXwQAUF38F0

Seniors and Cannabis 2 https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/how-seniors-joined-the-cannabis-craze?fbclid=IwAR1rGj4IM1SEZalOSKky8Ev4SzNybavYOL3VsduNIC0H975D39wKjblr5KY

Seniors and Cannabis 3 https://www.forbes.com/sites/abbierosner/2019/02/05/adding-cannabis-to-the-mix-risks-and-benefits-for-seniors/#5330fdcfb28d

Cannabis and the Aging Brain https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetwburns/2017/05/08/daily-dose-of-cannabis-may-protect-and-heal-the-brain-from-effects-of-aging/?fbclid=IwAR1a1mf0qwMz5zL3rNTCiYbgixUGl23zkTa1mMm4elrInYab3DT8TM58oew#31c6c83f2e44

And https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/marijuana-may-boost-rather-than-dull-the-elderly-brain/?fbclid=IwAR2EHMbd0dYrOalT_uKRKW8uH9fvdCThPhA1OlPQka7IuKNC4m1PkxvCXQ4

 45% Decrease in Benzodiazipine use with Cannabis treatment - A Canadian study: https://www.thegrowthop.com/cannabis-health/cannabis-medical/canadian-study-finds-benzodiazepine-use-among-patients-drops-45-percent-after-medical-cannabis-treatment

Weight and Metabolism Feb 2019 A Study: https://norml.org/news/2019/02/14/study-cannabis-use-associated-with-metabolic-benefits?fbclid=IwAR332AhPMckb9LKOoCI1KE8ZeSLemgPgx537_kpp1ZV6W7P75hueIMJOH80

 Parkinsons: https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/2019/02/13/parkinsons-foundation-study-cannabis-disease-therapy/?amp&fbclid=IwAR2xqfw0nUnT3LFtsQ2XFLmn_nJ9PK7MFvZqOhAdi2qQSbei8YcpPafis4Y

 A resource list of many medical conditions and cannabis: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/resources/ailment-resources/#

Getting High on the Endocannabinoid System  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3997295/

Juicing Raw Cannabis; https://www.garmaonhealth.com/raw-marijuna-juice/ 

Cannabis and Youth: https://norml.org/news/2019/02/28/studies-cannabis-exposure-not-associated-with-changes-in-brain-morphology?fbclid=IwAR2S5SGTdtteZOAlC6iGRtYpryiTpJt9--e-8pl16Wm4yrjXuu99uAogx00

FREE DOWNLOADABLE E-Book on The Endocannabinoid System https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1801/0733/files/Endocannabinoid_System_Booklet_Emerald_Health.pdf?10202268692197199910

Help Accessing Cannabis as Medicine

Medical Cannabis Resource Centre Inc  http://www.mcrci.com/

BC Compassion Club Society . https://thecompassionclub.org/

 

Research

For Healthcare Practitioners: http://www.ccic.net/index.php?id=40,0,0,1,0,0

People saying there is not enough research? Check this out: https://blog.norml.org/2018/10/18/review-thousands-of-peer-reviewed-studies-specific-to-medical-cannabis-have-been-published-over-past-decade/