Dr. Bearman will be giving five educational talks across New Zealand.
He will also be meeting with Green Party MP and drug law reform spokesperson, Chlöe Swarbrick, along with other interested MP’s.
The New Zealand tour has been organised and funded by three Christchurch friends, Victoria Catherwood, Samantha and Michael Mayell, and numerous volunteers united in their desire to see cannabis medicine re-legalised after 80 years of prohibition.
The official launch of ‘Cannabis Medicine: A Guide to the Practice of Cannabinoid Medicine’ will be 6-8pm on the 4th April 2019 at The Christchurch Art Gallery Philip Carter Family Auditorium.
See above for more dates and locations.
SOME QUOTES FROM THE BOOK
“The endocannabinoid system is the largest neurotransmitter system in the human brain...few or no CB1 receptors are found in the brainstem, which is why no one has ever died as a direct result of cannabis overdose” p10
“The endocannabinoid system is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite control, analgesia (pain-mediation ), mood, memory and homeostasis” p13
“There are over 100 cannabinoids in Cannabis...THC is considered to be the most pharmacologically active constituent in Cannabis sativa...other cannabinoids such as Cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), and cannabigerol (CBG) have drawn considerable attention for their therapeutic application.” p12
“GW recently completed a study on glioblastoma using 25mg THC and 25mg CBD three times a day. The study group experiences an 83 percent one-year survival rating compared to 53 percent one-year survival rating for those with conventional treatment alone.” p29
“Cannabinoids have been shown to have benefit for treating neurodegenerative diseases and movement disorders like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral degeneration, seizure disorder and Alzheimer’s disease.” p29
“CBD is often referred to as “non-psychoactive” but this is scientifically accurate. CBD is never intoxicating but is always psychoactive. CBD crosses the blood-brain barrier, alters mood and helps alleviate neurological conditions such as epilepsy.” p32
“THC dosage in cannabis cigarettes can... destroy 30% of the available THC. An additional amount is lost to the air and still more is left in the butt so more like 16-17% of that is absorbed...When ingested orally 85% of the THC is metabolised through the liver.” p43
“It is difficult to stand on firm ground when determining the appropriate cannabis dosage for a specific condition...This does not mean cannabis should not be utilised as a medicine because we do know enough about dosing” p47
“Research from Noyes et al. in the 1970s found that 20mg of THC was the therapeutic equivalent of 60mg of codeine.” p48