New Study: Cannabis Can Inhibit the Pain Associated With Bone Cancer

A new study conducted by the Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota, and published in the most1111 recent issue of the journal Neuroscience, has found that cannabinoids – compounds found in cannabis such as THC – can stop the pain associated with bone cancer by activating an individual’s cannabinoid receptors.

“These results indicate that activation of either CB1 or CB2 receptors reduced the spontaneous activity of C-fiber nociceptors associated with tumor growth as well as their evoked responses”, states the study’s abstract, “Our results provide further evidence that activation of peripheral cannabinoid receptors may be a useful target for the treatment of cancer pain.”

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Study Finds Cannabis Use Associated With Lower Mortality Rate in Those With Psychotic Disorders

A study published last year by the National Institute of Health, and in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, found that cannabis use was connected wRecreational cannabis use could be legal after the votesith a drastically lower mortality rate in those with psychotic disorders (with cannabis consumers being shown to have a mortality rate of less than half of non-consumers in a 5 and 10 year time-period).

“Overall five- (3.1% vs 7.5%) and ten-year mortality risk (5.5% vs. 13.6%) was lower in cannabis users than in non-users with psychotic disorders (p = 0.005) in a survival model”, state’s the study’s abstract, “We observed a lower mortality risk in cannabis-using psychotic disorder patients compared to cannabis non-users despite subjects having similar symptoms and treatments”.

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Decriminalization in Grand Rapids, Michigan Stopped Hundreds of Misdemeanors in First Two Months

On May 1st of this year, an initiative to decriminalize up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis took effect in the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan; the initiative was overwhelmingly approved by voters in November. In less than 3 months since the law took effect – from May 1st to July 22ndcannabis404_679653c – there have been 244 tickets given out; tickets of only $25. In other words; 244 people received a civil infraction that won’t go on their criminal record, rather than a life-altering misdemeanor, because advocates decided to take a stand, get an initiative on the ballot, and get it voted into law.

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Study Finds Cannabis May Provide Treatment For Autism

A new study out of Stanford University has found promising signs to suggest that cannabinoids – compounds found in cannabis, as well as naturally produced in our body – may help to treat autism.1edit_medical_marijuana1

According to Autism Daily Newscast (ADN); “A new study shows that mutations associated with autism block the action of brain molecules that act on the same receptors that marijuana’s active chemical acts on”.

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Massachusetts Medical Society Sponsoring Free Online Medical Cannabis Study Program

The Massachusetts Medical Society – the oldest continuously operating state medical society in America – is sponsoring and accrediting an online study program launched by TheAnswerPage.com which cannabis-crohnsaims at offering a quick and informative overview of medical cannabis, designed to help train current medical professionals which may be interested in, but have little knowledge of the benefits, history and uses of cannabis.

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New Hampshire Governor Signs Measure Legalizing Medical Cannabis

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan has officially signed into law a measure which legalizes the medicinal use of cannabis in the state.medical-marijuana-symbol

‘‘Allowing doctors to provide relief to patients through the use of appropriately regulated and dispensed medical marijuana is the compassionate and right policy for the state of New Hampshire”, stated Governor Hassan.

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Hemp Cultivation Now Legal in Vermont, Farmers Not Required to Wait for Federal Law Change

Senate Bill 157 has officially become law, explicitly legalizing hemp in the State of Vermont. Under this new law, farmers who wish to grow hemp musthemp simply file some paperwork with the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets, and maintain a 0.3% or lower THC content in the hemp they cultivate. The secretary may require a registration fee, but the maximum they can issue is $25 a year. Unlike most other state hemp laws, this proposal allows farmers to begin cultivation prior to a federal law change.

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Study Finds Living in a Cannabis Grow Operation Doesn’t Harm a Child’s Health

A study published earlier this year by the U.S. National Library of Medicine as well as the Internationalgrowing Journal of Drug Policy, and conducted by the School of Social Work at the University of British Columbia, found that “there was no significant difference between the health of the children living in cannabis grow operations and the comparison group of children”.

These findings, according to researchers, “challenge contemporary child welfare approaches and have implications for both child protection social workers and the policymakers who develop frameworks for practice.”

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No More Drug War!

The war on drugs is an unequivocal failure. Billions of dollars have been put into a policy which has overinflated our prisons with nonviolent individuals, created a dangerousdrugwarhasfailed and brutal black market, and led to an erosion of basic civil liberties.

As the failures of this policy become clear, the global conversation continues to gain momentum. United Nations reports have declared the war on drugs a failure, and more than 80 percent of Americans believe the U.S. is losing this so-called “war”. Times are changing.

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