A Rose By Any Other Name [Medical Cannabis Documentary]

A Rose By Any Other Name is a Medical Cannabis Documentary produced, directed and edited by Made by Manchester Productions.

There aren’t too many medical cannabis documentaries from the UK, when compared to the amount of marijuana content that is produced in the United States. This is because legal access for many Americans has resulted in much more of a relaxed culture when it comes to cannabis.

Dying for Weed BBC Documentary – ISMOKE Review

Dying For Weed

For the past 24 hours, I’ve been in deep thought after watching almost the entire BBC Drugs Map of Britain series. I was hooked after watching ‘Dying For Weed‘.

Dying for Weed follows Journalist Poppy Begum who explores the underground world of medicinal cannabis in the UK, meeting seriously ill people who use cannabis to treat themselves.

The film features Jeff Ditchfield who supplies medicinal cannabis oil, and other medical users, and contains a lot of information about cannabis, along with some harrowing scenes (one poor chap is using what looks like soap bar to medicate.)

Medicinal Cannabis Focus : Cannabis for Crohns Disease

cannabis for crohns disease

We’ve teamed up with Piff Advisor to run a series on ISMOKE about the many medicinal benefits of cannabis, and this week the focus is on Cannabis for Crohns Disease.

It’s great to tell people that cannabis is a Medicine, but sometimes it’s hard to back yourself up without having some proper evidence available to support the cause.

Cannabis and Dreaming – Do You Remember Your Dreams?

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I read this excellent article on Leafly today about cannabis and dreaming, and it got me thinking about my own experience with dreaming (or lack thereof) since I became a regular cannabis user 8 years ago.

Since Curing His Cancer with Cannabis Rick Simpson Has Helped over 5000

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After Healing His Own Cancer with Cannabis, Self-Taught Doctor Helped over 5000 Patients

“I always tell people – Cannabis will cure you, and you will see that at present, it is the best cure there is in the world!”

Rick Simpson, one of the world’s cannabis icons and activists for legalisation of marijuana, has healed more than 5000 people with cannabis oil – after he was diagnosed with the most severe skin cancer in 2002 and cured the dreaded disease using hemp oil.

Medical Cannabis for Asthma

Medicinal Cannabis is being used to treat a whole range of medical conditions, one of them being Medical Cannabis for asthma.

As counterintuitive as it sounds vaping or even smoking some strains of cannabis has been shown to help relieve asthma symptoms in patients. Whilst this information is nothing new, we wanted to share the beneficial effects of medical cannabis for asthma sufferers.

Whoopi Goldberg Launching Cannabis Products to Help Women Deal with Menstrual Pain

Comedian and actress Whoopi Goldberg is the latest celebrity to endorse and invest in Medical Marijuana in the US.

Inspired by her own lifetime of difficult periods, Goldberg has teamed up with founder of Om Edibles, Maya Elisabeth, to create a line of Medical Marijuana products aimed at helping women treat menstrual pain.

Cannabis, Asperger’s Syndrome and Me – Breaking the taboo

Asperger’s Syndrome. As a seven year old, I had no idea what this meant. All I was told was this meant I was special. I thought differently and acted differently from the other kids. It made me unique. However being unique has a downside, I stuck out like a sore thumb. Being acutely aware of this, growing up I was reserved as a child, I barely spoke a word to anyone, I wouldn’t interact with the other kids in a normal way, and I singled myself out. It was almost like I was denying my true self. In retrospect, it was possibly the worst decisions of my life, it made me feel like I should go along with the crowd, like I needed approval from other people.

Cannabis is The Future

Here is a great Tedx talk called: “The Chaos of Cannabis”  by Jahan Peston Jamas. Jahan’s goal is to change the stereotypes of cannabis and give you a new perspective on the thousands of uses for the cannabis plant including housing, food, healthcare, medicine, textiles and more.

How Long After Smoking Does THC Stay In Your System?

Today we’d like to do our best to answer a question we get asked a lot – how long does Cannabis stay in your system?

The Rise of Cannabis in Modern Medicine

Over the last 5-10 years cannabis has been coming into the global spotlight more and more, with campaigns for its legalisation growing at a massive rate. Many US states have made it state law that it may be prescribed by doctors for a wide variety of ailments, and others have even made it legal or decriminalised its possession for recreational use. Conversely, state law has yet to catch up with this entirely and it is still a federal felony to grow or possess cannabis. As this movement has grown in the US, other countries around the world have seen this as an opportunity to relax their own legislation on cannabis and drugs in general. Some countries have even gone as far as to decriminalise the possession of all drugs. With this tide of change in the legal status and cultural perception of drugs and, in particular, cannabis use, it does not seem unlikely that the UK government may soon follow suit and reap the social and economic advantages of the legalisation of drugs, such as the availability of medicinal cannabis.

The numerous medicinal properties of cannabis have been known for many years in various subcultures who use it as a ‘herb’ rather than a drug or narcotic substance. With this change in cultural perception it is becoming possible for the scientific community to openly delve into this once forbidden plant and verify the claims that many have made of its healing properties over the years.

Making Peace With Cannabis

A U.N. report says the use and potency of cannabis is on the rise in the U.S.

We found an excellent TED-ex talk by Zachary Walsh covering the cannabis plant, its medicinal value and much more.

I know what you’re thinking – Cannabis on TED? Videos like this show how far the world (particularly across the Atlantic) has come in the last few years towards better attitudes and even fact-based views on Cannabis.

The Surprising Story of Medical Marijuana and Epilepsy in Children

Because of the stigma around Cannabis in the UK it’s hard to imagine what the general public – or worse, the government – would say about medicinal cannabis for children.

Well if you’re not so sure yourself, prepare to be convinced by his TED talk by Josh Stanley who has been treating kids with epilepsy using cannabis, after developing a low THC strain they called called Charlotte’s Web.  

Should You Vape or Smoke Your Cannabis?

Ken Miguel of San Jose exhales e-cigarette vapor on Oct. 18, 2013 at The Vape Bar in San Jose. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group)

A Comparison of Vaporizing versus Smoking

There’s nothing wrong with smoking cannabis. In fact, it’s starting to look like it may do more good than harm due to its medicinal properties.

But what about that†”harm”?†Should we just forget about it entirely?

The health risks of smoking cannabis have nothing to do with the active ingredients, or cannabinoids in the flower – it’s the toxic byproducts of smoke in general.

In other words, it doesn’t matter if you’re burning wood, oregano or marijuana, you’re going to be inhaling toxins if you inhale the smoke.

Why Cannabis Is a Better Pain Medication Than Any Other

A personal tale of legal vs. illegal pain relief

By Graham Neilson

Since an early age I have known pain and agony like most people will never experience in their lifetime. In this article I will attempt to give an insight into the causes of this pain, the medication that doctors have prescribed and the effect this medication has had on my life…….and why I decided to prescribe my own.