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March 2015
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Patients Out of Time - Mary Lynn Mathre

Celebrate 20-years of cannabis education with
Patients Out of Time

This May 21-23, 2015 Patients Out of Time is bringing you a medical cannabis conference worthy of our 20th Anniversary. We are pulling out all the stops to bring you the best in cannabis research, top minds in cannabis science and the opportunity to further your career with continuing education credits! 

Please join us at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The theme for this conference is Celebrating the Past - Embracing the Future  Click here to register for this three-day event. 

For those who would like additional opportunities, several pre-conference workshops designed for doctors, nurses, attorneys,  patients, advocates and  investors  will be offered.

  • The American Cannabis Nurses Association is offering their core curriculum for cannabis nursing Plus an advanced nursing course.
  • The Society of Cannabis Clinicians is offering a clinical practice course for doctors.
  • Patients Out of Time is hosting a workshop for attorneys with CLE's available.
  • Florida CAN is preparing a workshop for advocates and patients.
  • Robert Kane of Cannabis Science is presenting a panel of experts in the canna-business field, if the cannabis business is your primary interest.

Click here to register for the conference and be sure to add a pre-conference workshop

In addition to three packed days of experts in the field of cannabis medicine, attendees have the option to attend the 20th Anniversary dinner benefiting Patients Out of Time on Friday night featuring special guests with surprise entertainment. 

The conference center offers an amazing exhibit area right outside the main ballroom assuring maximum exposure for vendors and sponsors. Exhibits will be throughout the event, including the pre-conference workshops. If your business is interested in helping sponsor the conference, we have created many opportunities for our attendees to see your brand.  Check out all the available sponsorship opportunities by downloading the full PDF here.  

Hope to see you there,

Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN & the Patients Out of Time team

Why The NIH May Be Investigating Cannabinoids For Possible Cancer Treatment - Justin Kander

The evidence that cannabinoids fight cancer has been accruing since 1974 (at least), when researchers at the University of Virginia determined that both tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) inhibited a form of lung cancer. Since then, hundreds of studies have further confirmed the anti-cancer effects of those major cannabinoids, as well as other less popular cannabinoids, like cannabichromene (CBC) and cannabigerol (CBG).

Government Acknowledges Cannabis May Fight Cancer

However, for the past few years, the United States government has been dancing around the fact that cannabis or cannabinoid products may fight cancer in humans. In March 2011, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) made a public statement: “In the practice of integrative oncology, the health care provider may recommend medicinal Cannabis not only for symptom management but also for its possible direct anti-tumor effect.”

national cancer instituteSomeone from the organization and/or government apparently did not like this, and the statement was removed from their website in just one week. While the NCI does have an extensive page on the direct anti-tumor properties of cannabinoids, there is no longer a statement implying doctors are recommending cannabis for the direct treatment of cancer.

In September 2014, the United States Food and Drug Administration granted a pharmaceutical CBD product orphan drug designation (ODD) for the direct treatment of the glioma brain cancer. Orphan drugs are intended to treat rare diseases affecting less than 200,000 people, and the government provides incentives to drug companies to encourage production of these drugs.

There are far less regulatory hurdles for orphan drugs compared to traditional FDA-approved drugs, but companies applying for ODD must provide “a discussion of the scientific rationale to establish a medically plausible basis for the use of the drug for the rare disease or condition.” Therefore, the fact that the FDA approved the application of CBD as an orphan drug to treat glioma is arguably an admission that the cannabinoid could plausibly treat brain cancer.

NIH Funds Used For Studying Cannabinoids

The National Institute on Drug Abuse maintains a webpage called DrugFacts: Is Marijuana Medicine?. The page, while not surprisingly negative in many regards, discusses how THC may decrease pain, inflammation, and spasticity. For all the hype NIDA promotes on cannabis causing psychosis, they actually mention CBD’s potential to treat the condition.

nihPerhaps most importantly, the NIH states, “Research funded by the NIH [National Institutes of Health] is actively investigating the possible therapeutic uses of THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids to treat autoimmune diseases, cancer, inflammation, pain, seizures, substance use disorders, and other psychiatric disorders.”

This statement heavily suggests that the NIH-funded research is investigating the direct effects of cannabinoids on cancer itself, not just the side effects of conventional treatments for the disease such as chemotherapy. Only the future will tell exactly what kind of research they have approved, but it appears very promising that organizations such as NIH are actually embracing cannabis-related cancer research.

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What's New

Alabama: Considering a medical marijuana law.
   HB642 - The Michael Phillips Compassionate Care Act of Alabama

Arkansas: Considering a medical marijuana law.

Florida: Medical marijuana did not pass with 58% support

Idaho: Considering a medical marijuana law.

Indiana: Considering a medical marijuana law.

Iowa: Considering a medical marijuana law.

Kansas: Medical marijuana petition drive underway.
   Marijuana Bill Reaches House
   Cannabis Compassion and Care Act

Missouri: Considering a medical marijuana law.
   HOUSE BILL NO. 1670 - An Act relating to the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes
   Cottleville Mayor Don Yarber hopes Missouri legislature passes medical marijuana law

North Carolina: Considering a medical marijuana law.
   North Carolina Medical Cannabis Act

Ohio: Considering a medical marijuana law.
   HB 214

Pennsylvania: Considering a medical marijuana law.
   HB 1393

South Carolina: Considering a medical marijuana law.

South Dakota: Medical marijuana petition drive underway.

Tennessee: Considering a medical marijuana law.

Texas: Considering a medical marijuana law.

Wisconsin: Considering a medical marijuana law.
   The Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act

Featured Recipe - Quiche a la Canny by Jay R. Cavanaugh, PhD

Wow, how did we come up with this incredible treat? I'm one of those guys who doesn't eat quiche while my Nurse Nancy Wife never met a quiche she didn't like. Hey, I was just trying to find a way to get rid of some purple onions and voila, kick your butt quiche that tastes great just happens. Originally, this recipe was for a type of Vidalia sweet onion quiche. Vidalia's are nice but Maui are so much better. We had purple so this recipe is a bit tastier and less sweet.

There are two parts to Quiche a la Canny. The first part is a straight filling. The second is the canny crust. You can buy or make regular pie crust and end up with a dish you could serve proudly to the PTA or you can make canny crust and risk Federal Prison for violating laws against medicinal quiche. Incredible isn't it?

The Filling:

One pint heavy cream
One pound bacon
7 egg yolks
One Cup grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
One tablespoon Essence (see recipe below)
One teaspoon cracked black pepper
One teaspoon kosher salt
A splash of Lea and Perrins
One head of split garlic
One medium purple onion- peeled and finely chopped
Optional- Chopped mushrooms, green onions, chopped and seeded tomato, diced Jalapeno chili
Super Optional (not for the PTA)- 4-6 grams powdered bud (a nice one like Blueberry or Cali O)

Essence: Emeril has his, I have mine J You can improvise and make your own. Here's Dr. Jay's:

2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder (granulated is even better)
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon onion powder

Canny Crust:

½ cup of Better Bud Butter
4 oz cream cheese (you could also use a nice ricotta)
1 cup all purpose flour


Filling- Chop up a pound of bacon and cook in a frying pan until brown. Drain the bacon, set on paper towels and place aside for later. Split and peel a head of garlic. Bring the cream to a simmer and add the garlic gloves (and ground bud if used to "green the cream"). Simmer for 5-10 minutes then remove and discard the garlic and strain the mixture through cheese cloth. Wisk the seven egg yolks. Add the dry spices and Lea and Perrins to the frothy eggs. Slowly temper the cream (a little at a time or it will curdle the eggs) into the seasoned eggs. Mix in the cup of grated cheese and the onions then fold in the crumbled bacon and the optional ingredients of your choice. Gently pour into a ready pie crust.

Canny Crust- Beat softened Better Bud Butter and cream cheese until smooth, light, and green. Fold in the flour until the right consistency is achieved. Use a wooden spoon or plastic spatula for mixing. Pat and roll out the dough into ten inch circles. Lay into an eight inch aluminum pie dish and chill for at least one hour. You can make the crust the night before you want to make quiche. You can even freeze and store the pie shell.

Baking- Place the ¾ filled pie crust in the center of a 350 degree oven in the middle of a baking sheet. Our quiches took 45 minutes to cook but I'd check at 30 minutes and wouldn't be surprised if cooking took up to an hour.

The Quiche A La Canny is done when brown on top and firm to a fork. Let cool, slice into serving pieces and enjoy! You know this quiche thing is not bad. It's sort of an omelet pie. We were able to fill two eight inch pies with this recipe. Each was cut into six pieces. My math says that using Better Bud Butter you end up with from 1-3 grams worth of cannabinoids in each piece. If the super duper optional green the cream with bud is utilized the potency is increased another 50%. Yikes.

Recommended beverage: Rodney Strong Russian River Pinot Noir

Ps: If you have a big appetite keep a couch handy

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