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By "Radical" Russ Belville on May 8, 2012
If your strategy to legalize the use of plant cannabis by all people for any reason is to preach “All use is medical/wellness”, cannabinoid pharmaceuticals is where you’ll end up. There exists a paradigm for the medical / wellness use of substances, and it lies in the realm of doctors and pharmacists and prescriptions and manufactured drugs. However, there also exists a paradigm for the recreational use of substances, and it lies in the realm of taverns and bartenders and DUI laws and ID checks and home brewing.
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By Cannabis Karri on January 10, 2012
The team from the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Center led by Professor Jan Copeland is hoping that a pharmaceutical extract of the plant can help smooth the cravings for cannabis and ease withdrawal symptoms. The spray works in a similar fashion to nicotine patches to help tobacco smokers quit their habit.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on September 29, 2011
No 2nd Amendment rights for MedMJ patients, says ATF; Cheech & Chong’s Magic Brownie Adventure; music by Natty Vibes.
By Cannabis Karri on October 7, 2010
The effect of weed on your short term memory has long been a standard in any cannabis-comedy routine. Now, researchers are unlocking the effect of cannabis on memory. A new study that was recently published in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests that the variations in the chemical makeup of different strains of marijuana are associated with different levels of cognitive impairment while high.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on December 7, 2009
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 (UPI) — Marijuana may reduce spasticity — involuntary muscle contractions — in multiple sclerosis patients, U.S. researchers said. The systematic review of six randomized, controlled trials, published in Neurology, found five of the trials reported a reduction in spasticity and an improvement in mobility. Researchers Shaheen Lakhan and Marie Rowland of [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on December 2, 2009
Plymouth, United Kingdom–(ENEWSPF)–December 2, 2009. The administration of Sativex, an oral spray consisting of natural cannabis extracts (primarily THC and cannabidiol aka CBD), significantly reduces cancer pain compared to placebo or THC alone, according to clinical trial data published online in the Journal of Pain Management. Authors concluded, “The results of this study show that [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on February 20, 2009
In a paper published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the researchers report on their studies into cannabidiol – a naturally occurring molecule found in cannabis. Also known as CBD, it is not the constituent that gives the high – that compound is called tetrahydrocannabinol or THC – and so may be more acceptable as a [...]
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