Cannabis and the brain

In Progressives Should Just Say No to Legalizing Drugs (US News), Carrie Wofford writes, “There’s a good reason drugs are illegal: They’re dangerous”.

She explains:

Drugs kill. They turn talented, intelligent people into impulsive animals. They destroy marriages. They deprive children of emotionally healthy parents. There’s a good reason drugs are illegal: They’re dangerous. Products that kill do not belong on drugstore shelves.

After reminding the reader of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic overdose (whose heroin addiction was the result of legal drugs prescribed to him for pain), Wofford brings Cannabis into the argument by citing its deleterious effects on brain tissue: Continue reading

Truth about Cannabis

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Researchers study neuroprotective properties in cannabis | Fox News

See our report on Melanie Dreher’s research here

With more states opting to legalize the sale of medical marijuana, researchers are taking a closer look at the use of cannabis to treat chronic illnesses

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March 20, 2012

With more states opting to legalize the sale of medical marijuana, researchers are taking a closer look at the use of cannabis to treat chronic illnesses.

Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing health editor of FoxNews.com, recently sat down with the Medicine Hunter, Chris Kilham, to find out how it’s being studied. Continue reading

Topical Cannabis Healing Salve


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The hemp salve is a universal healing preparation with multiple effects. It is combining the effects of an antibiotic ointment with the effects of a salve efficiently relieving arthritic and rheumatism pains. Among others, it has proven to be extremely efficient for the treatment of burns (even of 2nd degree), certain types of eczemas, psoriasis and fungus. *Just pay attention to one thing – the salve should never be used on fresh bleeding wounds!

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Recipe via NORML – Jeana Goodwin’s Cannabis Salve Recipe Continue reading

Petition to Reschedule ‘Marijuana’ to Recognize Medical Benefits in Final Stages of Review by DEA

The following was released by DrugScience.org 4.15.10

As scientists and researchers from Israel, Brazil, Canada and the US participate in the Sixth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, a coalition of medical marijuana advocates is calling on the Obama administration for prompt action on an eight-year-old petition to reschedule marijuana for medical use.  The petition, filed in 2002, argues that marijuana should be classified as a drug with “accepted medical use” based on growing scientific evidence and acceptance in state law.  Since the petition was filed, even more scientific studies and state laws have recognized the medical efficacy of marijuana. Continue reading

Cannabinoid Receptors – Horizon: Cannabis (BBC video)

More on the fascinating field of cannabinoids and the human’s unique relationship to Cannabis.

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Cannabis may prevent osteoporosis

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Scientists studied the impact of cannabis on the bones

Researchers looking at the effects of cannabis on bones have found its impact varies dramatically with age.

The study found that while the drug may reduce bone strength in the young, it could protect against osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones, in later life.
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