When remarkable women unite behind a noble cause, mountains move easily and seemingly impossible results are achieved.Being a woman comes with wonderful qualities that are not just essential to be a loving and devoted partner and mother, and to create and maintain a supportive and loving family atmosphere, but if we look more closely, the same very powerful feminine qualities are also responsible for major changes in history, as well as for political movements around the world.
The formation of the Canna Nanna’s is a great example of this in Australia, demonstrating the feminine energy at work.
Four influential wise women coming together from the cannabis community with a very strong determination to end the 80 years long prohibition around cannabis and to educate elderly Australians about the health and medicinal benefits of the cannabis and hemp plant. By touring the country and holding workshops in local community centres, retirement villages, nursing homes, sporting clubs, the Canna Nanna’s are teaching the older generations of Australians how to incorporate hemp into their diet and help them to enjoy a better quality life during their senior years by the use of medicinal cannabis.
These brave mothers and grandmothers come from all walks of life, having their own personal reasons for joining the Canna Nanna’s. They either have experienced incredible improvements and benefits by using cannabis to treat their own conditions, or seen others being successfully treated or healed from serious illnesses, often when traditional treatments and mainstream medicines failed. Some lost close family members and friends to conditions that could have been overcome with the use of medical cannabis had it been legally available. They’ve undeniably experienced the miraculous healing effects of this plant in some shape or form and have developed a passion to fight for it.
These days, it does not take much research for anyone to find out the illegality of cannabis has nothing to do with its effects on people or psychoactive properties. The prohibition was largely based on lies and false reports to serve selfish business interests in the US back in the 1930’s.
It is becoming common knowledge that the war on drugs is failing and the current drug laws are making enormous damage to societies.
Patients and families are being prosecuted and becoming criminals by trying to heal themselves or their loved ones with a use of a plant based medicine that no-one has ever died from.
Motherly instincts and feminine intuitions paired with the overwhelming evidence of the healing power of cannabis and the hundreds of patient success stories coming out every day, the Canna Nanna’s are destined for great things.
“Wolves and Women have much in common. Both share a wild spirit. Women and Wolves are instinctual creatures, able to sense the unseen. They are loyal, protective of their packs and of their pups. They are wild and beautiful. Both have been hunted and captured. Even in captivity, one can see in the eyes of a Woman, or a Wolf, the longing to run free, and the determination that should the opportunity arise, Whoosh, they will be gone…..”
— Women Who Run With The Wolves – Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estés
To find out the whole story of how the Canna Nanna’s came to birth, who they are and how you can get involved if you want to be part of their movement and to support what they do, watch the below video:
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2. July 30, 2015—Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers : Dr. Daniele Piomelli Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research
Pharmacists now have an authoritative peer-reviewed journal that they can access for up to date information backed by valid science. The editor-in-chief is also a pharmacist.
i2P believes that pharmacists are the ideal health professionals to provide cannabis health literacy services to suitable patients as well as design cannabinoid combinations and dispense for those patients.
In Australia, legislation needs to change medical cannabis natural formulations to Schedule 3 and be distributed through the trusted community pharmacy network.
We have only just caught up with the press release announcing the launch of this journal because mainstream media has never picked up on this useful publication.
Daniele Piomelli, PhD, PharmD, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Dr. Piomelli serves as Louise Turner Arnold Chair in Neurosciences and Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Pharmacology, and Biological Chemistry at University of California, Irvine. He is also founding director of the unit of drug discovery and development (D3) at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa, Italy. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Piomelli and launch Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research with his expert guidance.
Dr. Piomelli earned his degree of Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Naples. He studied Pharmacology and Neuroscience with James H. Schwartz and Eric Kandel at Columbia University, and later with Paul Greengard at the Rockefeller University. Kandel and Greengard received the Nobel Prize in medicine in 2000. Dr. Piomelli has held faculty positions at the INSERM in Paris and at the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, CA with Nobel laureate Gerald Edelman.
Dr. Piomelli has made several contributions to the pharmacology of lipid-based signaling molecules. With his collaborators, he elucidated the biochemical pathways involved in the formation and deactivation of endocannabinoid substances – including anandamide and 2-AG – and uncovered various physiological functions served by these substances in the brain and in peripheral tissues. Additionally, his lab discovered the role of the lipid amides – oleoylethanolamide and palmitoylethanolamide – in the control of energy balance, inflammation, and pain, and identified their cellular receptors. Finally, Dr. Piomelli and his collaborators developed pharmacological agents that target various aspects of endocannabinoid and lipid amide signaling, which could be useful in the treatment of pain, anxiety disorders, addiction, and inflammation.
Dr. Piomelli is the author of more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, three full-length books, and 25 patents. He has received several awards and honors, including the Dargut and Milena Kemali Prize in Neuroscience and the National Alliance for Research on Depression and Schizophrenia (NARSAD) Outstanding Investigator Award.
“Researchers who work on the many different aspects covered by cannabinoid biology and medicine previously did not have a journal that they can call their own,” says Dr. Piomelli. “Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research will be that journal.”
Dr. Piomelli will take editorship immediately and begin developing the Journal to launch in Fall of 2015.
For information on manuscript submission, please visit the Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research website.
About the Journal
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research is the only peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to the scientific, medical, and psychosocial exploration of clinical cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoids system. Led by Editor-in-Chief Daniele Piomelli, PhD, PharmD, the Journal publishes a broad range of human and animal studies including basic and translational research; clinical studies; behavioral, social, and epidemiological issues; and ethical, legal, and regulatory controversies. Complete information is available on the Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research website.
About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Journal of Medicinal Food, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s 80 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.
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