Hemp for Victory! – 1942 US Government Film

Did you know the U.S. Army and the Dept of Agriculture jointly produced a 1942 film, “Hemp for Victory,” encouraging farmers to grow hemp for the country’s effort in World War II — particularly for textiles and rope, imports of which had been cut off by war. Over 100,000 acres of hemp were growing in the U.S. at the time, but all related permits were canceled when WW II ended. Check out the entire film in full to learn more about this fascinating part of hemp’s history within the United States.

How do we campaign against prohibition of Cannabis and Hemp? Learnings from His Father’s Legacy

Talking with “The Emperor of Hemp’s” son Dan Herer is fascinating and worrying as we recount the steps over the last 40 years and the challenges (man-made problems repeating themselves!) that we as #humanity face in our lifetime. You may remember Forbes covering Dan’s story in 2008 and now we see whether the #hemp and #cannabis industries and public perceptions have indeed step changed or are we still limited to just scratching the surface?

The endocannabinoid system and the revolution of one | Rachel Knox | TEDxPortland

The endocannabinoid system and the revolution of one | Rachel Knox | TEDxPortland

In this riveting talk, Rachel Knox, MD / MBA, explores the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and the revolution of one. How we can take control to harness the power found in our own bodies. We will not stop until this universal knowledge is in the medical textbooks / curriculum for all to learn and understand. A profound idea worth spreading…

Rachel is the co-founder of American Cannabinoid Clinics and Chair of the Oregon Cannabis Commission. She received her medical and business degrees from Tufts University and then pursued additional study of the most important physiologic system in the human body — the endocannabinoid system. She is passionate about educating her professional peers and broader public about the safety and effectiveness of Cannabinoid Medicine. Her work is groundbreaking at a transformative time in our society.

Intermediate CBD Oil and Lung Cancer | Hope With Answers℠

Intermediate CBD Oil and Lung Cancer | Hope With Answers℠

Learn more detailed information about lung cancer staging in this intermediate video from Hope with Answers. Our intermediate series provides more details for those who need a deeper knowledge about issues surrounding lung cancer. In this video, Dr. Ross Camidge of The Univeristy of Colorado, Denver Medical Center digs a little deeper into CBD oil for lung cancer with patient and advocate Matt Aresndorf. Can CBD oil be used to help lung cancer patients? What can it be used for? How and where can I get it?

Available online, anytime you need it and anywhere you are, Hope With Answers℠ pairs lung cancer patients with leading lung cancer doctors talking about the questions that matter most to lung cancer patients. And, getting the answers from doctors who specialize in lung cancer and dedicate their careers to staying up to date on the best tests, latest effective treatment options, and what exciting things are on the horizon to help lung cancer patient.

The Hope With Answers℠ video series includes videos on biomarker testing, staging in lung cancer, targeted therapies, immunotherapies, thoracic surgery, EGFR biomarker, ALK biomarker, clinical trials and much more. The videos are designed as stepping stones with the Intro videos discussing the most basic information, followed by the intermediate videos with some deeper knowledge and the in-depth videos providing the most intricate details.

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Intro to CBD Oil and Lung Cancer | Hope With Answers℠

Intro to CBD Oil and Lung Cancer | Hope With Answers℠

Learn about the use of CBD oil in lung cancer through this discussion between Dr. Ross Camidge of the University of Colorado Medical Center and Matt Arensdorff, lung cancer patient advocate. The Hope With Answers℠ Intro video series provides basic information for those newly diagnosed with lung cancer. Start your journey of understanding and learn more about the importance of detecting lung cancer early and methods for detection and treatment.

Available online, anytime you need it and anywhere you are, Hope With Answers℠ pairs lung cancer patients with leading lung cancer doctors talking about the questions that matter most to lung cancer patients. And, getting the answers from doctors who specialize in lung cancer and dedicate their careers to staying up to date on the best tests, latest effective treatment options, and what exciting things are on the horizon to help lung cancer patient.

The Hope With Answers℠ video series includes videos on biomarker testing, staging in lung cancer, targeted therapies, immunotherapies, thoracic surgery, EGFR biomarker, ALK biomarker, clinical trials and much more. The videos are designed as stepping stones with the Intro videos discussing the most basic information, followed by the intermediate videos with some deeper knowledge and the in-depth videos providing the most intricate details.

Hope With Answers℠ : Available 24/7/365 at https://LCFAmerica.org/HopeWithAnswers

Clinical Evidence of the Effects of CBD on Cancer

My father always said to me after losing both of his parents to cancer in the late 1960’s “I know there is a cure I think the goverment is hiding it from us”. I cherish that memory of him saying that and I knew he was right. A recent review of the multi-target effects of CBD in different types of cancer indicates that CBD is a promising bioactive molecule for treating cancer. CBD has anti-tumor properties (Ligrestri et al., 2006). Thanks Dad for instilling the will to help others in me – I hope you are smiling at me from heaven.

An increased number of studies have demonstrated that CBD and other related cannabinoids have present anticancer potential both in vitro and in vivo in a multitude of animal models ( Ramer, et al., 2008).

In 2018 an 81- year- old -man who was diagnosed with lung cancer refused chemotherapy and radiation therapy and began self-administration of CBD oil. One month later the number and size medistinal lymph nodes was observed on a CT scan (Clinical.Trials.gov).

CBD in different forms and concentrations plays in a key role in a different complex mechanisms that have as a final result the blocking cancer initiation, progression, progression, and metastation in different types of cancer (Sledsinzki et al., 2018)

References

Ligrestri, A.; Moriello, A.S.; Starowicz, K.; Matias, I.; Pisanti, S.; DePetrocellis, L.; Laezza, C.; Portella, G.; Bifulco, M.; DiMarzo, V. Anti tumor activity of plant cannabinoids with emphasis on the effect of cannabidiol on human breast carcinoma. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 2006, 318, 1375-1387.

Ramer, R,; Hinz. B.; Cannabinoids as Anticancer Drugs. Cannabinoid Pharmaclogy. Adv. Pharmacol. 2008. 153, 199-215.

Sledsinzki, P.; Zetland, J.; Slomski, R.; Nowak, A.; The current state and future perspectives of cannabinoids in cancer biology. Cancer Med. 2018, 7, 765-775.

CBDV and Autism

The Phytocannabinoid CBDV and Autism Treatments

Enzymatic conversion of cannabidivaric acid produces the phytocannabinoid cannabidivarin (CBDV). More than 100 phytocannabinoids across 11 chemical classes have been isolated and identified to date.

Rett syndrome (RTT) is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder, characterized by severe behavioural and physiological symptoms. RTT is caused by mutations in the MECP2 gene in about 95% of cases and to date no cure is available. The endocannabinoid system modulates several physiological processes and behavioural responses that are impaired in RTT.

Recent research suggests that CBDV was shown to reduce motor impairments and cognitive deficits in animal models of Rett syndrome, a condition that to some degree overlaps with autism, raising the possibility that CBDV might have therapeutic potential in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

Valproate is used for the treatment of epilepsy and other neuropsychological disorders and may be the only treatment option for women of childbearing potential. The sudy investigated the ability of CBDV to reverse or prevent ASD-like behaviors in male rats prenatally exposed to valproic acid.

Cannabidvirin in symptomatic rats recovered social impairments, social novelty preference, short-term memory deficits, repetitive behaviors and hyperlocomotion whereas preventative treatment reduced sociability and social novelty deficits, short-term memory impairments and hyperlocomotion.

These data in this paper provides preclinical evidence in support of the ability of cannabidvirin to behavioral abnormalities resembling core and associated symptoms of ASD. At the neurochemical level, symptomatic CBDV restores hippocampal endocannabinoid signaling and neuroinflammation induced by prenatal valproate.