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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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