Patient: 64 years old, mother of three, grandmother of two
''I did not have any negative side effects but I could clearly confirm that my psychological condition and sleep got better and I had a better appetite which contributed to my ability to sustain my body weight.''
Josipina Ana Červek, MD, oncologist, former head of Palliative department of Institute of Oncology Ljubljana and recipient of national decoration: The Medal of Merit for exceptional achievements in introducing innovations in oncological therapy
''In oncology, cannabinoid-based medications are used for alleviation of symptoms of advanced malignant disease, as an addition to standard medication (add-on therapy).''
Silvija Zeman, Ph.D., agronomy, ecoremediation, phytotherapy, Međimurje Polytechnic in Čakovec
''Due to many exceptional potentials of this plant it is time to start an open and evidence-based conversation about this plant and its ingredients, and therefore we right place to start is with giving the plant a (correct) name.''
Amra Šabić, Ph.D., Assist., University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Work, Assistant in the field of addiction and youth
''At the same time, by pushing the head into the sand and deterring the view from the potentials of using the plant for medical purposes, we also discourage the possibility of research and new discoveries, methods and approaches for treatment.''
Tamara Lah Turnšek, Ph.D., Professor, National institute Of Biology, ICANNA - International Institute for Cannabinoids
''To summarize, I think it would be imperative to eliminate the administrative limitations for biomedical (including clinical) research of cannabis, which is even criminalized and stigmatized as a "prohibited drug" in professional circles!''
David Neubauer, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Co-authors: Mirjana Perkovič-Benedik, Ph.D., Assist., Damjan Osredkar, Ph.D., Assist. Prof., University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Children's Hospital, Department of Child, Adolescent & Developmental Neurology, Ljubljana
''Nearly at the same time papers were published confirming that the whole plant extracts are even more efficient than CBD alone.''
Katja Škorić, Master of Communications, Author of the masters' thesis »From prohibition to medicalisation of cannabis in Slovenia«
''If self-healing, as we understand it, is not permitted and if the health system does not provide adequate access and normal pricing of hemp or hemp preparations as medicines, then patients will continue to be criminalised and stigmatised rather than properly treated in a health institution.''
Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, acupuncturist, doctor of oriental and pastoral medicine, Online Consultations and Programs with Dr. Sircus
''Cannabinoids are usually well tolerated, and do not produce the generalized toxic effects of conventional pharmaceuticals but that does not mean we do not have to be careful with its long-term use.''
Institute ICANNA, International Institute for Cannabinoids
''Kindly invited to become acquainted with the statements that were given to the public as a part of the project of the Declaration of Principles for the regulation of cannabis in the Republic of Slovenia. You are also invited to read the April's edition of the VIVA magazine where an article about the declaration will be published.''
Bernard Goršak, Ph.D., biologist, ecologist, Alma Mater Europaea, Maribor
''We do not live in an ideal society, so the society can not rely on the high ethical awareness of all its individuals and completely unleash all the customs associated with the production and use of cannabis products.''
Dušan Nolimal, M.D., M.S.P.H., social medicine, president of the Organization Board of the Declaration of Principles for the regulation of cannabis in the Republic of Slovenia
''The declaration is not a legally binding act, but it can serve as an expert guidance for the current Slovenian government to implement more common sense and evidence-based measures regarding cannabis and its regulation in Slovenia.''
Barbara Čeh, Ph.D., agronomy, agricultural sciences, Slovenian Institute of Hop Research and Brewing
"The Research Agency of the Republic of Slovenia and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food supported the targeted research project Hemp cultivation in Slovenia in order to find practical solutions to problems occurring in hemp cultivation as soon as possible. "
Author: A mother of a child with severe type of epilepsy, who holds PhD and is a university professor
''My message for the medical doctors would be not to fear the unknown, but to connect with experts and medical doctors from abroad, which already have experiences with treatments with natural cannabis.''