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Top 10 Cannabis Studies the Government Wished it Had Never Funded

Top 10 Cannabis Studies the Government Wished it Had Never Funded
10) MARIJUANA USE HAS NO EFFECT ON MORTALITY: A massive study of California HMO members funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found marijuana use caused no significant increase in mortality. Tobacco use was associated with increased risk of death. Sidney, S et al. Marijuana Use and Mortality. American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 87 No. 4, April 1997. p. 585-590. 9) HEAVY MARIJUANA USE AS A YOUNG ADULT WON’T RUIN YOUR LIFE: Veterans Affairs scientists looked at whether heavy marijuana use as a young adult caused long-term problems later, studying identical twins in which one twin had been a heavy marijuana user for a year or longer but had stopped at least one month before the study, while the second twin had used marijuana no more than five times ever. 7) PROHIBITION DOESN’T WORK (PART I): The White House had the National Research Council examine the data being gathered about drug use and the effects of U.S. drug policies.

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Monsanto, and GMO Terminator Cannabis Jul-18-2011 17:58 Now Monsanto wants to control and genetically modify your pot seeds... (WASHINGTON D.C.) - Cannabis prohibition has served to redirect human evolution from that of a decentralized agrarian lifestyle and natural economy, to a centralized petro-chemical military dictatorship controlled through the artificial economic will of private banks and other trans-national corporate interests. The next stage in continuing this control is in the regulation, licensing and taxation of Cannabis cultivation and use through the only practical means available to the corporate system, which is through genetic engineering and patenting of the Cannabis genome. Proposition 19: The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 lays the foundation, writes RJM.

Nullifying the Drug War: Man beats cannabis charges with jury nullification Free Your Mind Conference What do you do when you’re caught with a pound of marijuana and $2,000 at a traffic stop? Argue that the laws prohibiting possession and distribution of marijuana are unjust. That’s what Robert Edward Forchion (Ed Forchion), otherwise known as the NJ Weedman, did to avoid a potential ten-year prison sentence for distribution of marijuana. He will be speaking at this years Free Your Mind Conference. Symptoms Of Dopamine Deficiency The chemical dopamine is produced naturally in the body and functions as a neurotransmitter, playing a role in the pleasure and reward pathway of the brain as well as in memory and motor control. When dopamine levels fall low due to drug use, poor nutrition, stress, lack of sleep and the habitual use of antidepressants, symptoms such as depression, mood swings, poor attention and food cravings can occur. One of the principal symptoms of dopamine deficiency is depression, chronic boredom, a loss of satisfaction, apathy, chronic fatigue and low physical energy with no desire to exercise the body. The body is chilled and feet and hands become cold. Because dopamine deficiency lowers the experiencing of pleasure, moods can swing rapidly from positive to negative.

Bradford father Colin Berry died in front of his daughter 'after gun went off during police home raid' Colin Berry, 49, died in drugs raid on his Bradford home earlier this monthInquest hears his daughter was in the room when he was killed by gun By Hugo Gye Published: 13:24 GMT, 30 April 2013 | Updated: 13:38 GMT, 30 April 2013 A father of three died in front of his daughter when a gun went off during a fight with police in his bedroom, an inquest has heard. Cannabis Cures Cancer and the Government Knows It Cannabis is labeled by the US Government as a Schedule One Narcotic, meaning little to no known medical value. (Even though the US Govt holds patents that state otherwise) Marinol, which is APPROVED BY THE FDA, is synthesized THC. Millions of people are sitting in jail for using Cannabis raw, but it’s ‘perfectly fine’ to use the plant if the Government and their corporate owners take most of the medicine out of it, then get to charge you an arm and a leg for it. Why is that? I shall explain. The US Government is well aware Cannabis has medicinal properties.

Neuroscience of free will Neuroscience of free will is the part of neurophilosophy that studies the interconnections between free will and neuroscience. As it has become possible to study the living brain, researchers have begun to watch decision making processes at work. Findings could carry implications for our sense of agency and for moral responsibility and the role of consciousness in general.[1][2][3] Relevant findings include the pioneering study by Benjamin Libet and its subsequent redesigns; these studies were able to detect activity related to a decision to move, and the activity appears to begin briefly before people become conscious of it.[4] Other studies try to predict activity before overt action occurs.[5] Taken together, these various findings show that at least some actions - like moving a finger - are initiated unconsciously at first, and enter consciousness afterward.[6] A monk meditates.

The Truth About Hair and why Native/Indians would keep their hair long Reported by C. Young This information about hair has been hidden from the public since the Viet Nam War . Our culture leads people to believe that hair style is a matter of personal preference, that hair style is a matter of fashion and/or convenience, and that how people wear their hair is simply a cosmetic issue. Back in the Viet Nam war however, an entirely different picture emerged, one that has been carefully covered up and hidden from public view. Teens didn't start smoking more weed after medical pot was legalized The debate on legalizing medical marijuana is still raging across the US, even though 23 states and the District of Columbia, have now legalized pot for medical use. But concerns remain about the impact of medical marijuana on teenagers. In a new study published today in The Lancet Psychiatry, researchers found that there was actually no increased use of the drug among youths in the states where laws have been passed for medical marijuana.

MIT discovers memory gene, breeds fearless mammals Neuroscientists at MIT have discovered what appears to be the master gene that controls the forming of new memories in your brain. Called Npas4, the gene triggers a complex reaction that results in memories (events) being encoded into your brain’s neurons — and by knocking out Npas4 from test subjects, the neuroscientists were able to stop new memories from forming. Before you scrunch up your face in disgust, MIT carried out this research on mice, not humans. Seattle police cure munchies with Doritos at city's Hempfest Seattle police give away 1,000 bags of Doritos with advice about smoking pot on them"Don't drive while high" and "Don't use pot in public," the bags read"We knew if we did leaflets, it would turn into litter," one sergeant saysThe cops ran out of Doritos in less than 30 minutes at Seattle's Hempfest (CNN) -- When Seattle pot smokers got the munchies this weekend, the cops had their back. Now that marijuana is legal in Washington, there's not much police could do about weed-toting revelers at the city's Hempfest.

Autistic Boy Gains Ability to Speak After Just 2 Days of Cannabis Oil Treatment (ANTIMEDIA) At 10 months of age, Kalel Santiago of Puerto Rico was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma. He endured chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and surgery for two years—and survived. Then he was diagnosed with something permanent: severe autism that disabled him from speaking. “While he was in the hospital, we noticed he didn’t speak at all and had some behavior that wasn’t right, like hand flapping, and walking on his toes,” his father Abiel Gomez Santiago told Yahoo News. “But we waited until he was 3 and cancer-free to look at his behavior.” According to Yahoo, Low dose psychedelics increase neurogenesis, help mice unlearn fear A new study of mice published in Experimental Brain Research shows that low doses (but not high doses) of psychedelics increase the rate of neuron creation in the hippocampus, and help the mice to rapidly unlearn conditioned fear responses. From the abstract (paragraph breaks added for readability): Drugs that modulate serotonin (5-HT) synaptic concentrations impact neurogenesis and hippocampal (HPC)-dependent learning. The primary objective is to determine the extent to which psilocybin (PSOP) modulates neurogenesis and thereby affects acquisition and extinction of HPC-dependent trace fear conditioning.PSOP, the 5-HT2A agonist 25I-NBMeO and the 5-HT2A/Cantagonist ketanserin were administered via an acute intraperitoneal injection to mice. Trace fear conditioning was measured as the amount of time spent immobile in the presence of the conditioned stimulus (CS, auditory tone), trace (silent interval) and post-trace interval over 10 trials.

125 Year Old Pot Smoker Claims Weed Was Her Secret To Longevity (Before It's News) A 125-year-old woman, said to be one of the oldest women in India, died at her home in Orissa, her family said Sunday. Fulla Nayak claimed that smoking cannabis every day was her secret to long life.