New Study: Cannabis May Help Treat Digestive Disorders

A new study published by the Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, and conducted by researchers at McMaster University, has concluded that THC – a prime compound in cannabismarijuana3 – may protect the body against digestive disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease.

Researchers for the study used THC on rats, and found that the substance “could protect the lining of the stomach and intestine from injury and accelerate healing from inflammation.”

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CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Apologizes for Past Opposition to Medical Marijuana

CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent and neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta has come out in support of medical cannabis, and has apologized for his past opposition.


When it comes to cannabis, Americans have been “terribly and systematically misled”, according to Dr Sanjay Gupta.

“We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States, and I apologize for my own role in that”, stated Dr Gupta in a recent opinion piece published on CNN.

“It doesn’t have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications. In fact, sometimes marijuana is the only thing that works” Continue reading

“There are too Many People in Jail for too Long”, Says U.S. Attorney General

“I think there are too many people in jail for too long and for not necessarily good reasons”, states U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.


Attorney General Eric Holder: “The war on drugs is now 30, 40 years old.. There have been a lot of unintended consequences”.

The statement is in regards to recent bipartisan legislation filed which would give judges more power to shorten prison sentences for nonviolent criminals – such as drug offenders – and would eliminate many mandatory minimum sentences.

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Cannabidiol Can Provide Protection From Multiple Sclerosis, According to New Study

A new study published by the Journal Neurobiology of Disease has found that cannabidiol – a cannabinoid compound found in cannabis – can provide “long-lasting protection” against multiple sclerosis.

For the study researchers used cannabidiol, a naturally-occurring compound found in cannabis.

For the study researchers used cannabidiol, a naturally-occurring compound found in cannabis.

According to the study’s abstract, “Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychotropic cannabinoid constituent of Cannabis sativa, has potent anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties”. Researchers state that; “Using this viral model of multiple sclerosis (MS), we demonstrate that CBD decreases the transmigration of blood leukocytes by downregulating the expression of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1), chemokines (CCL2 and CCL5) and the proinflammatory cytokine IL-1β, as well as by attenuating the activation of microglia”. Continue reading

Lawmakers in Mexico City to Consider Legalizing Cannabis Next Month

Mexico City’s Federal District City Council, and Mayor Miguel Mancera, announced recently that talks will begin in September regarding the potential reformation of Mexico City’s cannabis policies.marijuana plant 400

According to the announcement, lawmakers in September will debate the health, economic and security aspects of cannabis, including the possibility of legalizing the substance for medicinal, or even recreational uses. Continue reading

Arkansas Attorney General Approves Medical Cannabis Initiative

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has given approval to an initiative aimed at legalizing medical cannabis in the state. The initiative, whichStory was given an official ballot name and title by McDaniels, was submitted by Arkansas for Responsible Medicine. With approval from the attorney general, advocates can now begin to collect signatures: They’re required to collect roughly 64,000 to qualify for the 2014 general election ballot.

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Michigan Medical Cannabis Review Panel Votes to Add PTSD as Qualifying Condition

Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act Review Panel has voted – 7 to 2 – to add post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)thisphoto as a qualifying condition for an individual to become a legal medical cannabis patient in the state. The panel will hold a public hearing within 60 days before casting a final vote on the matter. Continue reading

Michigan May Soon Add PTSD, Autism, Insomnia and Asthma as Qualifying Medical Cannabis Conditions

Michigan’s 10-member Medical Marihuana Act Review Panel will soon discuss and consider adding post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),marijuana-medical insomnia, asthma and autism to the state’s lists of conditions which qualified someone to become a medical cannabis patient. Michigan lawmakers approved medical cannabis legalization in 2008, though advocates have claimed that the review panel and state has been too slow in improving the law: In April the panel was disbanded and reappointed in June.

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Legal Cannabis in Uruguay to be $2.5 Per Gram

Cannabis is on the verge of being legalized in Uruguay, with the nation’s House of Representatives recently passing a president-backed legalization measure which has enough support in the Senate to be approved. Once tcannabishe law takes effect, cannabis possession and private home cultivation will be legalized for adults 18 and older, as will government-authorized sales through cannabis clubs and designated pharmacies.

Under the proposed regulation system, cannabis will be sold at only $2.5 per gram, according to Univision. Continue reading

New Poll: 78% in Kentucky Support Medical Marijuana

New polling out of Kentucky has found that a vast majority of the state’s residents support the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes. medical-marijuana-630

The 2013 Kentucky Health Issues Poll, which was released today, found that 78% of those in the state support legalizing medical cannabis; 40% support cannabis legalization for any purpose. Continue reading