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“As scientists, indeed, as intellectuals, we should try always to be skeptical.” Just imagine: What if the cannabis plant and its astonishing range of healing properties had been suddenly discovered today in a remote forest? The find would send seismic shockwaves blasting through the scientific community overnight. The plant would immediately come under frantically

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In the battle to unlock the full medical potential of marijuana, the greatest argument against the drug is that its main psychoactive components produce unwanted side effects in tandem with its health benefits. But now researchers from Europe have isolated the tumor-shrinking pathways within cannabis, and are putting them to

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Scientists discovered inhibiting a receptor in the brain meant they could trigger cannabis’ medicinal benefits but not its unwanted side effects Drug is thought to help slow tumour growth in cancer patients and can also help with nausea, anxiety and pain relief, some studies suggest Hope breakthrough will pave the way for

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When choosing retirement locales, a few factors pop to mind: climate, amenities, proximity to grandchildren, access to quality healthcare. Chris Cooper had something else to consider – marijuana laws. The investment adviser from Toledo had long struggled with back pain due to a fractured vertebra and crushed disc from a

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Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California, is the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the world, serving nearly 200,000 patients and distributing $25 million in cannabis per year. It does so out in the open, under the auspices of California law and Oakland’s regulatory regime. Federal prosecutors, however, maintain an unfriendly stance

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Watch the epic takedown of Kevin Sabet, professional anti-cannabis propagandist by Sen. Cory Booker. It’s only 4 minutes but may just be the best 4 minutes of your day… On June 24, 2015 United States Senators Chuck Grasslly (R-IA), Dianne Feinstien (D-CA), Kirsten Gillabrand (D-NY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a

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The press reports on the JAMA meta-analysis of cannabinoid research were all over the place. Most of them missed the story. Judging from the disparate media headlines, last week’s meta-analysis of cannabinoid research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) contained something for everyone. Here’s a sampling

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A World Wide Emergency “Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era,” Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the Assistant Director General for the World Health Organization’s Health Security department, said last year after the WHO released its first ever global report on antibiotic resistance. “Common

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According to results of an animal study published in Journal of Leukocyte Biology in June 2015, the cannabinoid delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may be a safe and effective alternative or add-on therapy in the prevention of organ and tissue transplant rejection. What is Organ Transplantation? When a person’s organs or tissues begin to fail as a

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A recent study that was published in the Psychiatric Research Journal is shaking up claims made by drug prohibitionists’ that cannabis usage is responsible for psychotic episodes in teenagers. As it turns out, that simply isn’t the case. Sorry, anti-cannabis crowd, science wins again. As it turns out, the research

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