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Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis: Is Cannabis a Nootropic that Boosts the Brain?

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In the film How High (2001), the characters Silas (Method Man) and Jamal (Redman) use a magical cannabis strain that allows them to ace their college entrance exam. As farcical as it may seem, they may have been onto something.

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Is weed legal in Portugal?

The Cannigma

In 2001, in one of the most progressive social moves surrounding drug usage, Portugal decriminalized all drugs, weed included. Medical marijuana has been approved by the Portuguese government for use in treating pain pathologies, such as oncology, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy. Medical: Legal Recreational: Decriminalized.

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Canada: The Constitutional Right to Marijuana in Canada: R v Parker

Cannabis Law Report

The judge agreed with him, saying (at para 28): The seizures associated with Parker’s epilepsy constitute a serious threat to his health and safety. The Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR) has, since 2001, permitted many people who met stipulated medical criteria to lawfully use and possess marijuana.

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Cannabis laws in Japan: Is weed legal?

The Cannigma

In 2019, Japan approved clinical trials for Epidiolox — a cannabis derived medicine used to treat severe forms of childhood epilepsy such as Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes. The Tokyo Marijuana March has been held since 2001, though it’s a much more reserved and smoke-free event than its counterparts in many other countries.

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Pushing Cannabis into Modern Healthcare

CannaTech

Canada has been at the forefront of shaping much of the rhetoric surrounding cannabis since 2001. But this gap restricts patient access to a medicine that can offer relief to a long list of conditions including chronic pain, seizures attributed to epilepsy, as well as mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.

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Can cannabis products be used to increase overall health and well-being?

Leaf Science

In the UK, cannabis was legalized for medicinal purposes in 2018 which saw patients of epilepsy and multiple sclerosis able to access pharmaceutical cannabis derivatives such as Sativex and Epidiolex.

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UK: Is Cannabis a Better Alternative than Prescription Opioids?

Cannabis Law Report

Javid also was influenced by cases of sick children who used cannabis medicines to control their epilepsy. It recommended moving cannabis from Schedule B to Schedule 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, which means it can be prescribed. Despite that, few prescriptions have been granted and fewer still (if any) have been filled.