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Marijuana, Sleep and Dreams Marijuana affects dreams. Stoners say they don't have dreams but if they stop smoking for a few days, they are flooded with dreams. Is there any psychological research supporting this? Sleep and wakefulness are both parts of a normal daily rhythm. Fish, cats, humans, and many other living things have daily cycles of activity and rest. This daily cycle is called a circadian rhythm. Video - Cancer survivor says medical marijuana saved her - Kansas City Political Buzz A pair of scientists at San Francisco's California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute are preparing to release research data which proves cannabidiol (CBD) - a marijuana compound - has the ability to "turn off" the activity of a gene which causes cancers to metastasize. "The preclinical trial data is very strong, and there's no toxicity. There's really a lot of research to move ahead with and to get people excited," said Sean McAllister, who along with scientist Pierre Desprez, has been studying the active molecules in marijuana - called cannabinoids - as potent inhibitors of metastatic disease for the past decade, according to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle. Marijuana is already proven to alleviate nausea and pain related to cancer therapies, but these recent findings indicate a much more vast use for the natural plant which has been vilified by politicians and U.S. laws for decades.

How Marijuana Affects Memory: It's Not The Neurons Getting mice stoned can actually result in important scientific discoveries. Research published in March in Cell magazine reveal how marijuana impairs working memory, the short-term memory we use to hold on to and process thoughts. The classic example is of the stoner who forgets the point he was making, mid-sentence. Brain imaging insight into cannabis as a pain killer Public release date: 20-Dec-2012 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Press 44-186-528-0530University of Oxford The pain relief offered by cannabis varies greatly between individuals, a brain imaging study carried out at the University of Oxford suggests. The researchers found that an oral tablet of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, tended to make the experience of pain more bearable, rather than actually reduce the intensity of the pain. MRI brain imaging showed reduced activity in key areas of the brain that substantiated the pain relief the study participants experienced.

Top 11 Marijuana Documentaries by Evilpig on May 3, 2010 | 56 Comments This list was written by Hail Mary These are by far some of the best marijuana documentaries to date. All of them are eye-opening and most of them make a serious case for the legalization of marijuana and/or medical marijuana. Except for Reefer Madness, I threw that in for a different reason. Cannabinoids Occur Naturally In Human Breast Milk Providing further evidence that humans and cannabis were meant to co-exist, a study from 2004, of which an abstract was recently published in the European Journal of Pharmacology, shows that breast milk naturally produces cannabinoids, chemicals also found to naturally occur in the cannabis plant. “”[E]ndocannabinoids have been detected in maternal milk and activation of CB1 (cannabinoid receptor type 1) receptors appears to be critical for milk sucking … apparently activating oral-motor musculature,” the study says. In layman’s terms, the endocannabinoids in breast milk teach babies the desire for milk, without which they would starve to death. The process is similar to the one that gives marijuana users the “munchies” and allows cancer patients and the like the ability to eat and live when they use medical cannabis. Seen in this light, the prohibition of marijuana looks even more ridiculous. Maybe one day we will rectify our mistake. - Joe Klare

Medical marijuana goes on sale in Czech pharmacies 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. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE PRAGUE: Medical marijuana legally went on sale Tuesday in pharmacies across the Czech Republic 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. The prescription-only drug formally became legal on Monday, but was virtually unavailable as most pharmacies across the ex-communist European Union state of 10.5 million were closed over to the Easter long weekend.

Connecticut Approves Pot Decriminalization Bill In Connecticut, possession of 30 joints or less will be akin to receiving a speeding ticket. sea kay's flickr After much debate over the weekend, the Connecticut Senate narrowly approved legislation to decriminalize small amounts of pot. And today, after more heated debate, the House gave final legislative approval to the bill. And Connecticut Gov. Fuck Yeah Your Piece Is Sweet! This is Weedy Wonka. It’s purple, glittery, and glows in the dark. our babys :). the middle bong died though :c R.I.P. This is my baby. Bedfordshire Local News, Local News Headlines in Bedford 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. Anna Bragga, 47, of Conduit Road, Bedford, signed up for the Sandy 10 run, a 10 mile run organised by Biggleswade Athletic Club, in February but wasn’t sure which charity she wanted to run for. After undertaking research of her own she discovered Hertfordshire based Dr Hadwen Trust which has agreed to support her campaign ‘Running for Oil’ so that scientists can learn more about the effect cannabis has on helping cancer patients and people with brain tumours. However as cannabis is an illegal substance in the UK, Anna decided to raise money so that experts can provide enough evidence of its benefits to allow it to be prescribed to sufferers. Anna, who runs her own public relations firm, said: “I have always been a very physically active person, finding it unnatural to spend hours each day sitting at a desk staring at screen.

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