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Mon
14
Jul

Scientists reveal how THC – found in cannabis – ‘could slow cancer tumour growth’

Scientists at a British university have made a major breakthrough in revealing how cannabis could be used as a treatment to prevent the growth of cancer.

Research carried out by a team from the University of East Anglia (UEA) has shed light on the still “poorly understood” theory that an ingredient in marijuana has anti-cancer properties.

Sat
12
Jul

David Cameron: We call on you to legalise Cannabis.

You don't have to use cannabis to support legalisation, just like you don't have to have cancer to support a cancer charity.

Cannabis has been proven to have many health benefits and to date, not one person has ever died of an overdose of cannabis - it just isn't possible to do.

Cannabis is classified as a schedule 1 drug in the UK because it has NO medicinal benefits but 'Sativex' (Cannabis oil and alcohol) is a schedule 4 because of it's amazing medicinal benefits for those with MS - This simply doesn't make sense.

I want to see a UK where people are allowed to grow their own medicine without fear of prosecution, a UK where consuming cannabis is not seen as a criminal offence.

Thu
10
Jul

Marijuana Clubs Rise Out of Decades-Old Spanish Laws

Barcelona Journal
Video | Barcelona’s Cannabis Culture In Barcelona, government officials worry that Barcelona’s members-only cannabis clubs are becoming a magnet for marijuana tourism.
By SUZANNE DALEY
July 10, 2014
Thu
10
Jul

Marijuana Clubs Rise Out of Decades-Old Spanish Laws

Barcelona Journal
Video | Barcelona’s Cannabis Culture In Barcelona, government officials worry that Barcelona’s members-only cannabis clubs are becoming a magnet for marijuana tourism.
By SUZANNE DALEY
July 10, 2014
Thu
10
Jul

How 710 Became a National Hash Holiday

What are Dabs? Fundamentally, “Dabs” are hash. Unlike traditional hashish, the term describes hash extracted with Butane, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen, or Solventless. Thus, “Dabs” are a more potent form of hash that comes in varying forms. Like traditional hash, extract artists use techniques that ultimately pull out resin, trichomes, and THC, binding them together for a far more dense and potent substance than cannabis. Unlike hash, the “Dab” extraction process is a more thorough approach that maximizes the concentration of the THC present in cannabis.

Before we go in Dab-Depth, here's an Infographic that describes the basics of Dabs in visual form--and why 7/10 holds a special meaning for hash heads:

 

Fri
04
Jul

'For our love of dagga we go to court'

The "Dagga Couple" Myrtle Clarke and Jules Stobbs fight for legislation of recreational use. (Delwyn Verasamy)

The media dubbed them the “Dagga Couple”, but Myrtle Clarke and Jules Stobbs have made the name their own, proudly carrying on a campaign to have the recreational use of dagga legalised in South Africa.

Nomenclature is important to them. They’re not fighting for marijuana (“Americanism”, says Jules) or hemp (“industrial cannabis”) or medical marijuana (“it confuses the real value of the plant”) or dope (“a 1950s propaganda word”), but dagga, cannabis or zol (“good local names for a great local plant”).

Thu
03
Jul

Investing in marijuana: Pipe dreams or path to profits?

Marijuana sales are spreading across the nation thanks to the growing legalization of the drug. Now a new financial firm, KindBanking, wants to be the financial backbone for the hemp and cannabis industry.

"Think of us as the GE Capital of this under-served, but potential multi-billion dollar industry," said KindBanking's founder and CEO David Dinenberg.

Wed
02
Jul

Alzheimer’s Caused By Loss of Cannabinoids, Study Shows

Early deficits in Alzheimer’s may be caused by blockage of the brain’s cannabinoids, according to new research out of Stanford University.

Clumps of protein in the brain, called beta-amyloid plaques, are the primary marker of Alzheimer’s disease. For long, scientists knew that these clumps interfered with memory signals in the brain — but they weren’t sure how.

Mon
30
Jun

Tasmania mooted as growing site for medicinal cannabis

The bid to legalise cannabis for medical use is gaining momentum, and Tasmania has been suggested as a growing site.

A cross-party delegation from New South Wales will be in Tasmania next week for a site visit and will meet the state Health Minister.

NSW MP Kevin Anderson, who is working on a private member's bill to legalise medicinal cannabis for the terminally ill in that state, will lead the delegation.

Tasman Health Cannabinoids, a private company, is proposing trials to grow medical cannabis after conducting extensive tests in partnership with the University of Tasmania.

Medicinal cannabis is being touted as a crop that would complement Tasmania's lucrative poppy harvest.

Fri
27
Jun

British Celebrities Call For Drug Law Reform In UK | The Fix

Some of the biggest celebrities in Britain lent their signatures to a letter directed at the country’s prime minister, asking for the current government policy on illegal drugs to be reviewed.

Russell Brand, Sting, and Sir Richard Branson were among the 90 celebrities, politicians, lawyers, and health experts who signed the letter to PM David Cameron. It came as part of a global call to action to protest the war on drugs, with rallies held in over 100 cities worldwide yesterday including Paris, Mexico City, and Rome.

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