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11 Mar

Breaking News – Cannabis Cures Cancer

ame is Rick Simpson. I have been providing people with Hemp Oil medicines, at no cost, for about three years. The results have been nothing short of amazing. Throughout man’s history hemp has always been known as the most medicinal plant in the world. Even with this knowledge, hemp has always been used as a political and religious football. I want this knowledge out there for everyone to learn! Watch the documentary Run From The Cure to understand more about using cannabis as a cure for cancer and other medical problems!
The current restrictions against hemp were put in place and maintained, not because hemp is evil or harmful, but for big money to make more big money, while we suffer and die needlessly. Look at a proposal such as this; if we were allowed to grow hemp in our back yards and cure our own illnesses, what do you think the reaction of the pharmaceutical industry would be to such a plan?

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08 Mar

Dr. Sunil Aggarwal Discusses The Geography of Medical Marijuana

My name is Sunil Aggarwal. I am a trainee in the medical scientist program at the University of Washington, 4th year medical student, I hold a PhD in medical geography. Recently I was a medical student delegate to the American Medical Association. Cannabis is a botanical medicine that has an established track record of safety, non-toxicity, for 3 millennia of documented history. And effectiveness that’ been shown in numerous highly randomized control trials, all the way to case reports from numerous cultures around the world. Plus the psychologically activating properties of cannabis, which I thought, were important for stress reduction and quality of life. Plus it’s discovery, it helped caused us to discover a signaling system, in humans and throughout most living organisms, called the cannabinoid signaling system which was fascinating from a neuro-scientific standpoint for me.

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07 Mar

Dr. Mark Ware Discusses Cannabis As Medicine

I first became familiar with about 10 years ago, when I beginning to explore the area of medical cannabis research, writing up grants, doing interviews with patients and beginning to explore this. I became aware that there was this conference being held at I think at the University of Iowa the first one, I didnt have any funding to get there. So I called them up and I said, is there a video link up, is there some way I can dial into this to watch it from Montreal where I was based. And I was able to speak to McGill, and they lent me a room, a video screen and a projector. And I watched the whole thing sitting a room, there were three or four of us sitting this room and watched the whole congress. I was amazed in the level of science, and the stories, the patient involvement. What I really liked was the patient involvement. And even today when I gave my talk, I ask the room how many people were patients in the room. And over half the room was patients. And most of the talks that I do, the conferences I go are working with the phycisions and scientists. And its really rewarding to speak to patients, meet them afterward and interact and get a sense of from them to see the level of interest they have in getting that knowledge. So I think I like the patients out of time, because of the patients that are in there. I think that is the critical piece for me.

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27 Feb

Medical Marijuana and Glaucoma

In studies such as Cannabinoids in the Treatment of Glaucoma and lectures by David Pate, PHd, MSc, he suggests that the cannabinoid receptors in the eye (and he lists four), when bound to THC and other cannabinoids found in medical marijuana can arrest and reverse intraocular pressure and degradation to the eye. Through our CB1 receptor, medical cannabis helps to promote ‘drainage of aqueous humor and eliminate nerve damage progression’, according to Dr. Pate. Research as early as the 70’s suggests patients suffering from glaucoma and experience severe intraocular pressure or progressive blindness could greatly benefit from medical cannabis ingestion of some form.

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27 Feb

Israeli Health Ministry Approves Request To Treat Teen, 14, With Marijuana

Israeli Health Ministry Approves Request To Treat Teen, 14, With Marijuana

There are roughly 800 Israeli patients that receive medical marijuana, with less than a dozen being minor under the age of 18.

There are roughly 800 Israeli patients that receive medical marijuana, with less than a dozen being minor under the age of 18, reports Haaretz. This December, the Health Ministry approved a request to treat another teen, a 14-year-old cancer patient who smokes medical cannabis to aid in the relief of her side effects from chemotherapy. She experiences less pain and has an increase in her appetite, once lost but has seen positive results when she medicates with medical grade cannabis. 

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24 Feb

New Lab Testing Medical Marijuana for THC and CBD Content, Among Other Things

New Lab Testing Medical Marijuana For THC And CBD Content, Among Other Things Steep Hill Medical Collective, a laboratory based in Venice, California, began testing medical marijuana from different collectives, growers, and patients back as early as 2008. Steep Hill Medical Collective, a laboratory based in Venice, California, began testing medical marijuana from different collectives,

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24 Feb

Former Seattle Police Chief, Now an Advisory Board Member of NORML

Norm Stamper, former Seattle Police Chief during the 1999 WTO protests, is a speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and as well as an advisory board member of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). He recently sat down with Pacific Radio’s Amy Goodman and Sonali Kolhatkar where he discusses medical marijuana, President Obama’s remarks regarding cannabis, and the dangers of drug prohibition, among other topics.

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