Archive for November, 2015

Around 2% of the UK population has Bipolar Disorder, with up to 60% using cannabis at some point in their lives, but research in this area is limited and reasons for high levels of use are unclear. Dr Elizabeth Tyler of the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research at Lancaster University led the study, published…

Source: How Cannabis Use Affects People With Bipolar Disorder | MyScienceAcademy

Genetic variation within the endocannabinoid system may explain why some survivors of childhood adversity go on to become dependent on marijuana, while others are able to use marijuana without problems, suggests new research.

Source: Marijuana dependence influenced by genes, childhood sexual abuse — ScienceDaily

Interesting that a person with a genetic endocannabinoid problem is more likely to be dependent on cannabis following childhood trauma.  That is not very surprising and is akin to saying “people with breathing difficulties are more likely to be dependent on bronchial-dilating inhalers”, or “a person in pain is more likely to become dependent on pain pills”.  In other words, it seems pretty natural for a person who suffers from an endocannabinoid deficiency is more likely to be dependent on cannabinoids to restore the balance.

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Medicinal marijuana is proving to be just as or more effective than common ADD/ADHD prescriptions without the risks and unpleasant side effects

Source: Studies Are Showing Weed Could Treat ADHD Better and Safer than Adderall

In 1997, a hemp rope dating back to 26,900 BC was found in Czechoslovakia, making it the oldest known object to be associated with cannabis.  Since that time, hemp has played an important role in

Source: Cannabis: A Journey Through the Ages | Ancient Origins

Aside from all this, a 120,000 year old human fossil was found with cannabis.

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by John Vibes A young boy named Landon Riddle was diagnosed with Leukemia, and was told by his doctors that he only had an 8-10% chance of living for more than a day or two. “His whole chest was full of leukemia tumors, which is why he couldn’t breathe. They started him on chemo, but…

Source: Cannabis Oil Cures 3 Year Old Boy Of Cancer After Doctors Gave Him 48 Hours To Live | TruthTheory

Pot arrests declining nationally as states look to decriminalize or legalize, but Va. defies trend.

Source: Marijuana arrests on rise in Va., blacks arrested three times more than whites – The Washington Post

 

What BULLSHIT!!!!!

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Could the very plant that for decades was accused of “frying” users’ brains be far superior to pharmaceuticals in treating the “incurable” neurodegenerative condition known as Parkinson’s disease?

Source: Pot for Parkinson’s? The Scientific Evidence Is Compelling | MyScienceAcademy

Smoking high potency ‘skunk-like’ cannabis can damage a crucial part of the brain responsible for communication between the two brain hemispheres, according to a new study by scientists from King’s College London and Sapienza University of Rome.

Source: Study shows white matter damage caused by ‘skunk-like’ cannabis | EurekAlert! Science News

Another garbage “study”, akin to saying “wine or brandy are OK, but vodka or whiskey is not”.  BULLSHIT.  The difference between strong weed and old weed is people smoked the old stuff by the joint, and the stronger stuff by the toke.  If anything, the stronger the weed, the less other pollutants they inhale.

The large nerve bundle between the brain hemispheres is called the Corpus Callosum and is much larger in women than in men.  The “study” did not mention gender differences, which could be the source of the difference .  Nor are any apparent differences detected in people who have used cannabis all their lives, compared with those that never used the plant.

This is likely another fund-generating article by mercenary researchers working for the large pharmaceutical companies or others that stand to gain from demonizing cannabis.  In the U.S. alone, opiate sales are down more than 25% in states where cannabis is legal, and this translates into a lot of money, hence their zeal to misinform.  I say this is BULLSHIT.

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by Vlad It’s almost too taboo to discuss: pregnant women smoking marijuana. It’s a dirty little secret for women, particularly during the harrowing first trimester, who turn to cannabis for relief from nausea and stress. Pregnant women in Jamaica use marijuana regularly to relieve nausea, as well as to relieve stress and depression, often in…

Source: The Effect Of Cannabis On Pregnant Women And Their Newborns (Study) | TruthTheory

Five Florida nurseries, including two from Miami-Dade County, were selected Monday to cultivate and distribute the first legal marijuana in the state, opening the door to the sale of the non-euphoric strains to treat patients with seizure disorders and cancer by June of next year.

Source: Florida approves 5 nurseries to grow medical marijuana | Miami Herald