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Tue
22
Jul

MP calls criminalisation of Cannabis ‘inhumane, unjust and immoral’

HUNDREDS of people gathered to show their support for the medicinal use of cannabis.

A meeting at Brighton’s Brighthelm Centre, hosted by the United Patients Alliance, saw scores of Sussex residents share their stories on how cannabis helped to cure them – including one man who said cannabis oil freed him of cancer.

The event was attended by Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, and former government drug advisor Professor David Nutt. The pair shared their views on current laws surrounding medicinal cannabis use.

Michael Cutler, 63, from Hastings, said he was “sent home to die with a suitcase full of morphine” but believes he rid himself of the disease by taking cannabis oil.

Mon
21
Jul

Survey of the Endocannabinoid System in Medical Schools

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Mon
21
Jul

How Black Pepper relieves Cannabis Anxiety

While working at the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club I was able to teach some of the members about Black Pepper. While benefiting from the medicinal effects of THC, these patients suffered from bouts with anxiety while medicating. Most patients who have tried this simply took a few sniffs of the black pepper to receive an almost immediate effect. Others have reported that after chewing on pepper corns they felt relief within an hour, but that may be a delay most would seek to avoid. So how does this work? The Aug. 2011 British Journal of Pharmacology: Cannabinoids in Biology and Medicine, Part 1 includes numerous articles exploring the nature of the cannabis plants’ chemical dynamism.

Wed
16
Jul

Researchers Discover How Marijuana Compound Reduces Tumor Growth In Cancer Patients

Scientists have long known that compounds derived from marijuana have some cancer fighting properties, but a recent discovery demonstrates how exactly one compound may fight tumors.

Published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the research reveals two previously unknown "signaling platforms" in cells that allow THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis known for producing the "high" sensation, to shrink some cancerous tumors.

Wed
16
Jul

Norman Baker, UK Drugs Minister, Hosts Medicinal Cannabis Conference At Home Office

London, UK. Monday, 14th July 2014. Norman Baker MP, Minister of State for Crime Prevention, hosted a conference at the Home Office today including representatives from the Home Office, the Department of Health and CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform. CLEAR was invited to present its proposals for reform of current policy and to offer testimony in support from several medicinal cannabis users.

At the conclusion of the meeting Mr Baker referred to the review currently underway in the Home Office looking at drugs policies around the world. He confirmed that the evidence presented at the conference would be incorporated into the report due for publication in the autumn.

Tue
15
Jul

Benefits family blew £30k to fund daughter's cannabis habit

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A mum and daughter have told how they blew £30,000 in benefits on cannabis.

Unemployed Bethany Burnett was just 16 when she became hooked on the drug and spent the above sum over three years - all funded by her mum Marie’s child benefits and her own Job Seeker’s Allowance.

Two weeks ago Bethany was rushed to hospital after smoking cannabis through a bong and collapsing while her heart rate sky-rocketed.

She has now sought professional help and has been taking a concoction of daily medication to help beat the addiction.

Tue
15
Jul

Up in smoke: Mother and daughter spend £30,000 in benefits to fund teen's cannabis habit

Weed, Pot, Dope, Cannabis, Frank, Talk To Frank, Benefits Fraud, Benefits Street, White Dee, Drug Allowance, Drugs Addict, Job Seeker's Allowance, England, Britain, Medical Treatment, What Class If Cannabis, Cannabis Class C, Nick Clegg, Nick Clegg Drugs ADDICTION: At her worst, Bethany Burnett, left, was spending £30 every day on cannabis [SWNS]

Mon
14
Jul

'Cannabis could help reduce tumour growth in cancer patients'

Cannabis could be used to reduce tumour growth in cancer patients, scientists have said.

New research reveals the drug’s main psychoactive ingredient — tetrahydrocannabino (THC) — could be responsible for its success in shrinking tumours.

It is hoped the findings could help develop a synthetic equivalent with anti-cancer properties. But researchers warned that cancer sufferers should not be tempted to self-medicate.

Dr Peter McCormick, from the University of East Anglia’s school of pharmacy, said THC’s anti-cancer properties have been known for some time but the study had identified the receptors responsible for fighting tumours.

Mon
14
Jul

'World's first' recreational marijuana ad takes on prohibition policies (VIDEO)

Published time: July 15, 2014 15:39

Screenshot from youtube by Crop King

Crop King Seeds, a breeder of marijuana in Canada, has released what the company calls "the world's first” recreational pot commercial. Cue the uncontrollable laughter.

The Vancouver company has posted the part advertisement, part pro-marijuana public service message on YouTube, but has yet to air the spot.

“We wanted something that not just advertise [sic] our company but also something that promotes a healthier alternative to alcohol and tobacco,” Crop King Seeds said in a statement. “We want to break the stigma that marijuana has earned from years of media brainwash and manipulation.”

Mon
14
Jul

Medical marijuana delivery services are on a roll

Brian Reichle couldn't have gotten a pepperoni pizza much faster.

Needing to replenish his stash of pot one recent afternoon, the Burbank resident dialed Speed Weed. Within the hour, a driver arrived with a white paper bag carrying a gram of cannabis, 10 joints and a handful of pot-infused candies and cookies.

"They come to my house, and they're in and out," said Reichle, 39, a comedian who spends about $100 a week on medical marijuana. "I shouldn't have to go to a store."

Once a small, word-of-mouth phenomenon, mobile marijuana businesses now number in the hundreds across Southern California. Nationwide, pot delivery services have nearly tripled in three years, from 877 to 2,617, according to Weedmaps, a Yelp-like online directory for pot businesses.

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