cannabis therapeutics

U.S.: 'Cannabis Damages DNA' Claims Debunked By Leading Researcher

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

When a study was released last week claiming that marijuana use damages DNA, and that damage could be passed to one's children, of course it made headlines around the world. For many of us who have been acquainted with cannabis for a long time, the study sounded like nonsense, and now one of the field's leading researchers is calling "reefer madness" on the flawed study from Australia.

While the study from the University of Western Australia claims that smoking pot will give your kids cancer, cannabis has been shown in cell, animal, and limited human trials to prevent, halt, or kill cancer, researchers note, reports David Downs at East Bay Express. The study, released last week by Associate Professor Stuart Reece and Professor Gary Hulse at UWA, had the lengthy, scientific-sounding title, “Chromothripsis and epigenomics complete causality criteria for cannabis- and addiction-connected carcinogenicity, congenital toxicity and heritable genotoxicity,” and was published in the July 2016 issue of the journal Mutation Research.

Florida: Clinical Conference on Medical Cannabis To Be Held In Palm Beach

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The Ninth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on May 21 through May 23, with more 30 of the top healthcare professionals, doctors, and patients advocating Medical Cannabis treatments.

Patients out of Time is hosting The Ninth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on May 21 through May 23. Patients out of Time will bring together world-renowned experts in cannabis therapeutics to assist healthcare workers, related business interests, and the general public, from around the country, on ways to improve patient outcomes with the use of cannabis therapeutics.

The conference will have expert presentations, panel discussions and onsite exhibitors available to introduce healthcare professionals to the fundamental research on the use of cannabis as an effective and powerful medicine. This conference will award Continuing Medical Education credits for healthcare workers who participate in specific events.

There will also be a special benefit dinner and auction to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Patients Out of Time.

"Cannabis is a powerful and effective medicine, "said Mary Lynn Mathre, president and cofounder of Patients Out of Time and the president and founding member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association. "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn about everything from cannabis healthcare administration to social advocacy from world leaders in the field."

U.S.: Women Grow Celebrates National Nurses Week With "Every Patient Deserves A Nurse"

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In Celebration of National Nurses Week, the American Cannabis Nurses Association will be sharing and presenting “Every Patient Deserves a Nurse” at Women Grow Signature Networking Events on Thursday, May 7

What is a Cannabis Nurse? The rapidly changing climate surrounding science & research of the endocannabinoid system and cannabinoid therapeutics, makes a nurse’s role essential within the cannabis world spectrum.

Cannabis nurses understand cannabis as a treatment within a continuum of care which involves interacting components including other drugs and treatments, state/federal laws, and the physiology of illness, disease, daily living and aging. Cannabis nurses cultivate and maintain an attitude of respect and acceptance towards people who choose to use cannabis for health and well-being.

Above all, Cannabis nurses are educators. The American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) provides continued education for nurses by offering courses such as the Core Curriculum for Cannabis Nursing and the Advanced Curriculum: Beyond the Basics. Both courses will be offered as preconference workshops at the 20th Anniversary of the Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics: "Celebrating the Past -- Embracing the Future" May 21-23, West Palm Beach, Florida.

U.S.: Medical Cannabis Institute Launches Website For Healthcare Pros, Caregivers, and Patients

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Site closes an education gap since the science of medical cannabis is generally not part of today's medical training

Scitent, Inc., a provider of eLearning business solutions for healthcare organizations, nonprofits, and associations, on Monday launched The Medical Cannabis Institute, a website featuring continuing medical education (CME) on medical cannabis topics.

The site is designed to help educate a growing global community of healthcare professionals, caregivers, and patients who want and need to learn about the science behind and clinical application of medical cannabis, according to Scitent.

The Medical Cannabis Institute's charter group of content providers includes Patients Out of Time, the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, and Healthy Choices Unlimited, and comprises distinguished faculty and healthcare professionals who are experts in medical cannabis.

As of September 1, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana and three states have pending legislation. As the legalization of medical cannabis advances across the United States, The Medical Cannabis Institute brings together content from experts in the field to close the education gap.

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