Published in Science Daily The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies. They say this is the first set of experiments to show that [...]
There are 119 researchers registered with DEA to perform studies with marijuana, marijuana extracts, and non-tetrahydrocannabinol marijuana derivatives that exist in the plant, such as cannabidiol and cannabinol. Eighteen of the researchers are approved to conduct research with smoked marijuana on human subjects and “while some people [think] the federal government has relaxed its policy on ‘medical’ marijuana, this in fact is not the case. Investigations and prosecutions of violations of state and federal law will continue.”
TEXAS – The irony of so many people losing sleep over marijuana is obvious, but for Tim Timmons, who primarily uses it to go to bed at night, it’s no laughing matter. He lives in Texas, a state that is not quite ready to recognize marijuana for medical reason, and he’s drawing support from many well respected community leaders.
Mr. Timmons suffers from chronic pain and has been relieving his symptoms, including neuropathic pain, for over five years. but doing so as a criminal. In a grassroots effort to bring that conversation to Dallas, prominent Dallas lawyer Brain Cuban, brother of Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks owner) hopes to “reach out to our representatives to show there are people suffering.”
The largest study of its kind has unexpectedly concluded that smoking marijuana, even regularly and heavily, does not lead to lung cancer.
Professor of Medicine at UCLA Donald Tashkin announced in June of 2005 that after a grant in 2002 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse helped fund a study that would reveal smoking marijuana did NOT cause lung cancer.