Category: Correspondence

SCC Correspondence

• From Steve Robinson MD This excellent documentary aired on NBC December 16. The focus is on the San Francisco Bay Area and  movement that preceded the industry. SCC founder Tod Mikuriya, MD, gets credit for his pioneering role —and so do Pebbles Trippet, Dennis Peron, Mary Jane Rathbun (Brownie Mary), and Jeff Jones. It will be shown again on New Year’s Eve at 10 pm. • From Dean Hillel Weiss, MD: In response to the medical establishment’s disdain for N=1 trials: The New York Times just ran an article on using radiation for patients with persistent arrhythmias despite multiple attempts...

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Note to Felicity Nelson re N=1 Trials

I thought very highly of your piece about the applicability of N=1 trials, and sent it out this morning to the Society of Cannabis Clinicians as both a link and a reprint. (I intended to excerpt it, but not a sentence could I find to cut.) An odd thing happened when the US National Academy of Sciences held a press conference in January to announce the release of the report you cite,  ‘The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids” (which had been available online for a few weeks). Check this out: http://www.beyondthc.com/the-value-of-clinical-evidence/ Maybe I should ask the NAS to restore on its...

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And the winner is… The Emerald Cup

From Dale Gieringer:   Congratulations to Tim Blake and his crew for producing the best-ever Emerald Cup last weekend in Santa Rosa.  The selection of high-quality sungrown products was staggering – —over 900 entries— as was the sophisticated array of categories —CBD and regular THC, flowers, edibles, topicals, rosin, concentrates, CO2, solventless— and the special new THCV, high-terpene, and novel-terpene varieties.  Two days wasn’t enough time to explore the hundreds of vendors present.  This marks a specacular  end to the free market era of unregulated cannabis collectives;  next year, the event will be bound by the state’s strict new licensing...

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Temper Your Reductionism

Reductionism: The process of reducing objects or organisms to their smallest parts rather than looking at them as a whole… From Pasteur’s bacteria to the physicist’s atoms, we have grown used to the idea that the smallest things can have the most overwhelming effects. In biology, reductionism fosters the belief that the behavior of an organism or a tissue can best be explained by studying its cells, molecules and atoms and decribing their constitution and function as acurately as possible. However, reductionists often lose sight of the forest in their zeal to examine the ridges on the twigs of...

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Cal/OSHA Cannabis Industry Advisory Meeting

This notice of a meeting was sent by Hannah Nelson, who comments, “They already conducted one of these (for MCRSA) a year ago and determined there was no need to create separate rules from existing rules (that apply to all and specialized but similar industries). Nonetheless, it will be important for people to show up and make comments (not just ask questions, since they won’t answer but are looking for input). We boldfaced our favorite governmental concern. From: “Neidhardt, Amalia@DIR” <ANeidhardt@dir.ca.gov<mailto:ANeidhardt@dir.ca.gov>> Subject: Cannabis Industry Advisory Meeting – To all interested parties, please mark your calendars for the upcoming As...

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