Our open to the public meetings are held the first Saturday of every month, for more info come to our meetings. We hold them at Negative Space Gallery 3820 Superior Ave. E, Second Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. This months meeting is on December 7th our final time in 2013. See you there at 2:00PM!
The Joe Moorhead band will be spreading the goodwill vibes this year at a roaring holiday party in Cleveland, OH December 7th, in conjunction with Toys For Tots. Swing by and be merry, and if you can, bring a toy for a grateful youth! A toy donation will earn you a free cocktail! The festivities begin at 9:00pm at McCarthy’s Downtown (1231 Main Ave.), lasting well into the night til the bar closes.
Drinks will be sponsored by Clique Vodka. Additionally, Cleveland NORML and Scene Magazine will be tabling and sponsoring the event.
So if you’re in the area, come spread the cheer and party with Joe Moorhead and the crew! Bound to transition everyone into a gleeful holiday season.
Boston, MA: An estimated one-in-six patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) report using cannabis therapeutically, according to survey data published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
Researchers assessed survey responses from 292 IBD patients seeking treatment at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Crohn's and Colitis Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Investigators reported that over half of all respondents possessed first-hand experience with cannabis, and that just over 16 percent had used it to mitigate symptoms of the disease.
"We found that approximately 16.4 percent of patients with IBD cared for at a tertiary referral center have used marijuana to treat their IBD symptoms since their diagnosis," authors reported. "We found that patients perceive that medical marijuana is helpful for treating abdominal pain, poor appetite, and nausea associated with IBD."
Authors also reported that at least one-third of IBD patients would consider participating in a clinical trial to objectively assess the plant's therapeutic efficacy.
Previous surveys from other countries have also reported elevated rates of cannabis use among populations with inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's.
According to clinical trial data published earlier this year in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, cannabis inhalation reduces symptoms of Crohn's disease compared to placebo in patients who have not been responsive to traditional therapies.
Separate observational trial data reports that Crohn's patients require fewer disease-related surgeries following their use of cannabis.
During a conference call with state governors today, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the US Department of Justice would allow the marijuana legalization laws in Colorado and Washington to go into effect.
Holder announced that the Department of Justice will take a “trust but verify approach” to the new marijuana laws, but did reserve the right to file a preemption lawsuit at a later date if necessary.