CANNABIS FROM THE CHEMIST. Presentation by James Moyes Higher Evening Class Student February 2002. CONTENTS. -Introduction -What is Cannabis? -Classification of Cannabis -Cannabis and medical illnesses -World perspectives -Current British perspectives -British Cannabis Trials
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Presentation by James Moyes
Higher Evening Class Student February 2002
-What is Cannabis?
-Classification of Cannabis
-Cannabis and medical illnesses
-Current British perspectives
-British Cannabis Trials
Used as an analgesic:4000+years Cannabis Use For Medical Purposes ...It’s a source of 60+ related chemicals called CannabinoidsThe most familiar Cannabinoid:THC - delta-9-tetrahydrogcannabinoid
CLASS 1: HEROIN/COCAINE
CLASS 2: CANNABIS/ECSTASY
CLASS 3: STEROIDS
~ MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
~ SPINAL CORD DISORDERS
~ INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS
~ BOWEL DISORDERS
-March 2000:Police Fed suggest a softer line on Cannabis use.
-May 2001:Met Police suggest a softer line on Cannabis use.
-July 2001:Members of Parliament advocate for decriminalisation of Cannabis.
-November 2001:Home Secretary announces reclassification of Cannabis.
British Cannabis Trials Cannabis Use For Medical Purposes ...
1st Major Cannabis Trials in the world.
Initial Cannabis trial results - 80% benefited.
15000 Cannabis Plants are currently being grown and studied by the Government - Superskunk,Gloria, Hindu Kush and Afghan.
“Penicillin was the wonder-drug of the 1940’s, Cannabis will be our 21st Century wonder-drug”.
From April 2002: Cannabis will be reclassified to a Class C drug.
If the trial success continues, “Cannabis from the chemist” could be the reality by December 2003.
-Anderson, A. (2001) New Scientist: Going to pot? 3Novenmber 2001, No2315, pp12-13.
-Pertwee, R. (1998) No cut-and-dried conclusions in the great cannabis debate, The Scotsman, 19 February.