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The Psychiatrist: Pot luck and the cannabis conundrum The supposed link between cannabis and schizophrenia seems to be a major plank in the argument against decriminalising drugs Can drugs induce psychosis? Psychiatrists are divided, although psychotic patients who claim that their drinks have been “spiked” are not uncommon. It’s a way of understanding why you feel strange or have had hallucinations, especially in the UK, where an estimated half a million ecstasy tablets are taken every week. The chief suspect for causing psychosis amid classified drugs, however, is cannabis.
Low doses of THC (cannabis) can halt brain damage, study suggests May 30, 2013 — hough marijuana is a well-known recreational drug, extensive scientific research has been conducted on the therapeutic properties of marijuana in the last decade. Medical cannabis is often used by sufferers of chronic ailments, including cancer and post-traumatic stress disorder, to combat pain, insomnia, lack of appetite, and other symptoms. Now Prof. Yosef Sarne of Tel Aviv University's Adelson Center for the Biology of Addictive Diseases at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine says that the drug has neuroprotective qualities as well. He has found that extremely low doses of THC -- the psychoactive component of marijuana -- protects the brain from long-term cognitive damage in the wake of injury from hypoxia (lack of oxygen), seizures, or toxic drugs. Brain damage can have consequences ranging from mild cognitive deficits to severe neurological damage.
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New York: 600 Physicians Call On Legislature To Pass Medical Marijuana Bill Doctors Say They Should be Able to Recommend Marijuana as an Effective Medication By Steve Elliott Hemp News More than 600 New York physicians on Thursday will announce their support for a carefully regulated medical marijuana program for seriously ill state residents.
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Cannabis and the Need for a Paradigm Shift By Ed Bliss Introduction Cannabis is illegal because it is stuck in an artificially created paradigm designed by many different prohibitionists with equally varied motivations for maintaining this status quo.
The UK government spends around 3 billion a year on its current drugs policy. We know from research, such as the recent report from the UK Drugs Policy Commission, that the war on drugs isnt working. Imagine if we spent this money on rehabilitation and prevention. Time to overturn the 1971 drugs law
Cannabis linked to prevention of diabetes - Health News - Health & Families 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.
Russ Belville: Denver Rehab Businessman Fears Kids Will Inject Marijuana When you battle drug prohibitionists long enough you're bound to read some crazy things. The latest comes from a boardmember of Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana -- Kevin Sabet's anti-pot propaganda organ) named Dr. Christian Thurstone. In his latest blog screed entitled "Higher and Higher" , he laments that the teenagers sentenced to his business, the largest rehab facility in Colorado, are testing with higher and higher levels of marijuana metabolites in their pee. He worries about the new, super-potent marijuana and concentrates, and then, seriously, writes this:
Cannabis Induces a Clinical Respo... [Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 & Aims: The marijuana plant Cannabis sativa has been reported to produce beneficial effects for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases, but these have not been investigated in controlled trials. We performed a prospective trial to determine whether cannabis can induce remission in patients with Crohn's disease. We studied 21 patients (mean age 40±14 years, 13 male) with Crohn's Disease and activity index (CDAI) scores >200 who did not respond to therapy with steroids, immunomodulators, or anti-tumor necrosis factor-α agents. Patients were randomly assigned to groups given cannabis, twice daily, in the form of cigarettes containing 11.5 mg of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or placebo containing cannabis flowers from which the THC had been extracted. Disease activity and laboratory tests were assessed during 8 weeks of treatment and 2 weeks thereafter.
British press misrepresents research on cannabis liberalisation experiments 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.
Image: The smoke from burning marijuana leaves contains several known carcinogens and the tar it creates contains 50 percent more of some of the chemicals linked to lung cancer than tobacco smoke. A marijuana cigarette also deposits four times as much of that tar as an equivalent tobacco one. Scientists were therefore surprised to learn that a study of more than 2,000 people found no increase in the risk of developing lung cancer for marijuana smokers. "We expected that we would find that a history of heavy marijuana use--more than 500 to 1,000 uses--would increase the risk of cancer from several years to decades after exposure to marijuana," explains physician Donald Tashkin of the University of California, Los Angeles, and lead researcher on the project. Large Study Finds No Link between Marijuana and Lung Cancer
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Over 10,000 people at London 420 cannabis smoke out in Hyde Park By Deej Sulivan APRIL the 20th has for years meant only one thing for the cannabis community – a chance to protest. All over the world tokers of all shapes and sizes come together to protest against the unjust laws which criminalise them for partaking in their favourite herb. In the UK the focal point of our 4/20 protests has for a number of years been Hyde Park in London, and this year was no exception. With the continued rise of the UKCSCs in the last 12 months, coupled with the great weather and the fact that 4/20 fell on a Saturday; expectations were high for this year’s event.
Understanding the science of cannabis is integral to appropriate regulation and use (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. A controlled substance The medical establishment continues to reinvent their justification for the demonization of marijuana as more and more of the claims made against cannabis are disproven. The justification currently holding the most ground is that cannabis is a plant, and cannot be carefully regulated because of the great chemical variability that is found between individual plants. Of course, medications have to be carefully monitored when the substance being used is also a poison at a slightly higher dose, as the overwhelming majority of pharmaceuticals are.
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