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If the link is proved, it could lead to the development of treatments based on the active ingredient of cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), without its intoxicating effects. Researchers have found that regular users of the drug had lower levels of the hormone insulin after fasting – a signal that they are protected against diabetes. They also had reduced insulin resistance.
When you battle drug prohibitionists long enough you're bound to read some crazy things.
Desiree Martin, AFP/Getty Images Maryland will become the 19th state to legalize medical marijuana.
A few weeks ago, several sections of the British Press (e.g.  ) reported results from ‘two major research studies’, which supposedly found that cannabis reclassification (from Class B to C) under Labour had led to an increase in drug use and crime. It has since emerged that the ‘two major research studies’ are actually unpublished findings, discussed only at an academic conference and yet to undergo peer review. Presenting findings to other academics is a common preliminary stage for research, since it allows authors to gain feedback from experts – but the paper has not been subjected to oustide scrutiny, and findings that may be present at the preliminary stage may well change or not be included in any final report.
By Deej Sulivan
(NaturalNews) Cannabis is a plant with demonstrable antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, both aspects that point to its potential to be used as an anti-cancer drug. Cannabinoids have been used in tentative studies, demonstrating their ability to greatly reduce tumours, and cure cancer, in mice.
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After a 40-year battle over the placement of marijuana in Schedule I, the U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit, ruled in January on the most recent petition to reschedule marijuana in the case of AMERICANS FOR SAFE ACCESS (ASA) v.
A KEEN runner is set to take on a challenging race in order to raise cash for more research to be done into the use of cannabis oil to treat cancer patients.
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The data is very strong and there’s no toxicity associated with A compound found in cannabis could halt the spread of many forms of aggressive cancer, scientists say.
By Richard Shrubb
Thanks to the available findings of a 2006 study showing that cannabis actually reduces the number of cancer cells, medical marijuana users can now feel even better about the widely abolished pain relief ingredient found in the plant. The relationship between marijuana and cancer has always been up for debate, but with the use of a specially crafted oil made from the buds of the Cannabis Sativa plant, scientists confirmed that the plant’s primary psychoactive chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) destroys any and all malignant cancer cell growths in several patients. Details on the marijuana and cancer prevention connection aren’t exactly known, but further, more extensive testing will reveal exactly what may be causing this seemingly miracle cure. Back in 2006, the study was developed by a team of medical researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Pharmacology and Toxicology department on leukemia patients.
Prescription-only drug is for patients suffering from cancer, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis or psoriasis. The new law does not foresee health insurance coverage for marijuana, touted by some as a medical miracle drug.
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