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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

By National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

June 18, 2009

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LOS ANGELES --- A University of California researcher who has performed US-government sponsored studies of marijuana and lung function for over 30 years says that pot should be legal.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Washington State University, Vancouver

Monday, June 1, 2009

Michael Morgan, WSU Vancouver psychology professor & the WSU Vancouver research project analyzing the use of marijuana in conjunction with medications like morophine to control pain has received $148,438 from the National Institutes of Health.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Pubdate: Thu, 28 May 2009
Source: Augusta Daily Gazette, The (KS)
Author: Kent Bush

Discussions are dominated by definitions. Sometimes the severity you sense depends on what you think the problem is.
Take the Netherlands for example.  They are closing prisons.
You'll never guess why.
They don't have enough criminals to fill them.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Prof Mauro Maccarrone

April 20'th 2009

Endocannabinoids are derivatives of arachidonic acid (and of other poly-unsaturated fatty acids), that have been discovered approximately 15 years ago. Nowadays they are recognized as a new class of lipid signaling molecules, that play several central and peripheral roles.

Saturday, May 30, 2009
NORML | NORML Foundation

by Paul Armentano
Senior Policy Analyst

“Cannabinoids possess … anticancer activity [and may] possibly represent a new class of anti-cancer drugs that retard cancer growth, inhibit angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels) and the metastatic spreading of cancer cells." So concludes a comprehensive review published in the October 2005 issue of the scientific journal Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry.

Not familiar with the emerging body of research touting cannabis' ability to stave the spread of certain types of cancers? You're not alone.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New York's Lower Hudson Valley

LowHud.com

May 26

The Senate Health Committee approved legislation today that would legalize marijuana for medical use. But the bill still has to go through the Senate Codes Committee before getting to the floor for a vote. If passed, seriously ill patients would be able to have up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and 12 mature plants. It has been used to relieve nausea, increase appetite, reduce muscle spasms and reduce chronic pain in patients with debilitating illnesses.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

August 6, 2008

University of San Diego

By Debra Kain

In a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial to assess the impact of smoked medical cannabis, or marijuana, on the neuropathic pain associated with HIV, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine found that reported pain relief was greater with cannabis than with a placebo.   The study, sponsored by the University of California Center for Medical Cannabis Research (CMCR) based at UC San Diego, will be published on line, August 6 in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Los Angeles Times

By David G. Savage

Justices reject appeals from San Diego and San Bernardino counties seeking to throw out the state marijuana law. Patients likely will be able to seek ID cards showing they're eligible to use the drug.
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