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Marijuana Research

Cannabis Compound Heals Bones?

  Scientists are researching another medical benefit of cannabis.  The research shows that the cannabinoid CBD in cannabis helps heal bone fractures.   The  study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, shows that broken bones healed faster and stronger when a patient was given the cannabinoid cannabidiol, also known as CBD.   CBD is…

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Senators Urge Feds to Support Medical Cannabis Research

The federal government has a “responsibility” to facilitate sensible research into marijuana’s medical benefits, urge Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and seven other senators  in a letter sent on July 9th to federal drug and health officials. “While the federal government has emphasized research on the potential harms associated with the use of marijuana, there is…

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Unlocking Cannabis’ Secrets Through Science

National Geographic July, 2015 National Geographic discusses how as the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.  Read more

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CBD -The Facts

CBD, or cannabidiol, is quickly changing the debate surrounding the use of marijuana as a medicine. Here are five facts that you should know about CBD:   1. CBD is a key ingredient in cannabis   2. CBD is non-psychoactive   3. CBD has a wide range of medical benefits According to a 2013 review…

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New study shows that cannabis effectively shrinks aggressive brain cancers

A new study published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapies, shows that a combination of CBD and THC improves the effectiveness of radiation therapy to treat one of the most aggressive forms of cancer- gliomas. In many cases, those tumors shrunk to as low as one-tenth the sizes of those in the control group.  Read study here

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Legalizing marijuana has not increased use in teens

According to new research, the rise in marijuana use among teens over the past 20 years has no significant connection to the legalization of medical marijuana. Dr. Sulak’s comments: Legalization of cannabis takes access to herb and education on how to use it away from drug dealers and into the hands of patients, caregivers, and…

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Federal Bill Introduced to Legalize CBD

The bill, sponsored by Reps. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Paul Broun (R-Ga.), says therapeutic hemp and CBD “shall not be treated as controlled substances.” Both treatments contain little of the psychoactive substance that generates a marijuana high. Read more

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New Research into Cannabis and Cancer

Scientists have long known that compounds derived from marijuana have some cancer fighting properties, but a recent discovery demonstrates how exactly one compound may fight tumors. Published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the research reveals two previously unknown “signaling platforms” in cells that allow THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis known for producing the…

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Call To Action

April 14, 2014 Dear Patients and Friends, I am calling you to action.  Now is the time to demand that the Obama Administration remove marijuana (cannabis) from the Controlled Substance Act. As a physician, I have seen thousands of cases respond favorably to medical cannabis.  State by state, patient by patient, cannabis is returning to…

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