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Father successfully treats son's epilepsy with medical cannabis (marijuana)

5/28/2013 - A California father's desperate quest to find a viable solution to his young son's rare form of epilepsy has led him to incredible success in medicinal marijuana. The Los Angeles Times (LAT) reports that Jason David's son Jayden now functions normally, eats solid food, and takes only four prescription...

Pot gets legalized in Washington as more cannabis health benefits are confirmed

12/29/2012 - In a U.S. premiere, the use of marijuana for recreational purposes has been legalized in the states of Washington and Colorado. Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Seattle to celebrate the event, but not everyone is happy with the change. The new law sparked controversy as it allows the possession...

Marijuana cannabinoids found to help combat autism

10/6/2012 - The cannabinoid compounds naturally found in many varieties of cannabis, also known more commonly as marijuana, may help children with autism spectrum disorders experience dramatic behavioral improvements, and potentially even full recovery from their symptoms. These are the findings of a new study...

Natural Cannabis found in Marijuana helpful for MS but the patent is held by U.S. government

8/17/2012 - Twice as many patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that were prescribed cannabis reported relief from muscle stiffness over the placebo while cannabis also provided better relief of body pain, muscle spasms, and sleep disturbances. In the MS study published online on July 12 in the Journal of Neurology,...

Preliminary studies examine the effect of cannabis extracts on multiple sclerosis

6/13/2012 - As part of the increasing interest in the non-psychoactive medicinal benefits of cannabis, research is pushing forward, despite legislative resistance, to appraise the long list of claims of the healing power of cannabis. An extensive background checkThe plant's abilities as a painkiller and an anti-nauseant...

Cannabis smokers show greater lung capacity and lower cancer levels than non-smokers

5/27/2012 - For many years, the demonizing claims being made against cannabis have been crumbling as research slowly dispels them. Fifty years ago people earnestly believed that the consumption of cannabis was directly linked to the development of an array of mental illnesses, and violent and hypersexual behavior. Medical...

Learn about the amazing health benefits of juicing raw cannabis (marijuana) leaves

5/4/2012 - Contrary to popular belief, the marijuana plant is a whole lot more than just a psychoactive drug that "stoners" use to get high. In raw form, marijuana leaves and buds are actually loaded with a non-psychoactive, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer nutrient compound known as cannabidiol...

Native American Church tribe has to go through legal hoops for its religous freedom

4/18/2012 - The Native American Church ran into another legal hassle over using mind-altering herbs recently in Honolulu, Hawaii. Unlike other situations historically on the mainland, this confrontation's centerpiece was not peyote, but cannabis. A FedEx package containing one pound of marijuana intended for...

The first review of Canada's reformed medical cannabis policy still demonstrates inaccessibility

4/15/2012 - After Ontario courts heard a series of cases concerning cannabis' medical use, federal health advisors formed specific branches to oversee the regulation and accessibility to patients. The court decision makes limited allowances for prescription of cannabis to certain patients. It created the Marihuana...

America's number one medical cannabis dispensary bypasses restrictions by outsourcing their research to the UK

4/14/2012 - Located in California, the Harborside Health Center is the primary supplier of medical cannabis in the United States. The plant's legal status is a major barrier to their business, and its legal status is held in place by the lack of research demonstrating its medical value. They provide 104,000 patients...

For many patients, cannabis may offer the best medicinal pain relief yet discovered

4/6/2012 - By the beginning of the 1980s, after a four decade long lockdown, a re-interest in cannabis arose in the scientific community. In 1982, the American Institute of Medicine published an intriguing report entitled "Marijuana and Health". The report was a collection of tentative exploratory research and...

Understanding the science of cannabis is integral to appropriate regulation and use

4/4/2012 - Cannabis is a plant with demonstrable antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, both aspects that point to its potential to be used as an anti-cancer drug. Cannabinoids have been used in tentative studies, demonstrating their ability to greatly reduce tumours, and cure cancer, in mice. A controlled...

Juicing cannabis miraculously saves lives after physicians declare the battle lost

3/30/2012 - At 16, Kristen Peskuski was suffering from joint inflammation and an array of autoimmune conditions which made her organs and other tissues swell, including interstitial cystitis and lupus. She was prescribed over 40 different anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and painkilling medications to combat the symptoms....

Treating multiple sclerosis

1/18/2012 - There are many people, an estimated 350,000 people in the United States that are living with this painful, debilitating, and sometimes fatal disorder of the central nervous system. Western medicine has not come up with good treatment strategies for this disease and the United States government keeps...

Marijuana cannabinoids - oral and transdermal methods

12/17/2011 - (NaturalNews )The research indicates that cannabinoids hold the secret to helping heal many of the chronic diseases we are facing. From cancer to diabetes, and from autism to Alzheimer's, medical marijuana helps, and sometimes dramatically so. Cannabinoid medicine holds a great power to alleviate human...

THC, found in cannabis, shown to be effective in the treatment of brain tumors

10/25/2011 - Over the last decade, a multitude of studies have been conducted, aimed at testing the effect of cannabis compounds on several types of health conditions, including cancer, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, nausea, and many more. In 2000, scientists at the Complutense University of Madrid carried...

Cannabis oil is a highly efficient natural cancer cure

9/28/2011 11:25:20 AM - Ever since the mid 70s, medical scientists have been well aware of the beneficial effects of cannabinoid compounds over cancerous cells. Thanks to modern science, over a dozen studies conducted during recent years have been able to partially reveal just how it works. Yet cannabis is still not endorsed...

The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011 - Identify industrial hemp

8/25/2011 - Despite the proliferation of hemp products entering the green marketplace these days, there is still confusion among some consumers about the differences between industrial hemp and cannabis that's grown for recreational and medicinal marijuana. Some of that confusion may result from the Controlled...

Patient advocates appeal federal decision to deny medical cannabis to millions of Americans

8/12/2011 - Last month, after patient advocates had filed a lawsuit to compel the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to answer a 9-year-old petition to reclassify cannabis (medical marijuana), it begrudgingly complied. The government's answer to the petition filed in 2002 by the Coalition for Rescheduling...

It's Past Time to Reschedule Cannabis, Advocates Sue over Delay

6/9/2011 - It's been nearly nine years since the Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis (CRC) filed its petition in 2002 to reclassify cannabis (otherwise known as marijuana). For decades now, the federal government has held onto the misguided and outdated position that cannabis is a dangerous drug with no medical...

Cannabis cure stories keep coming out

5/13/2011 - Cannabis was used for two recently publicized cures of serious disease. Both treatments were done surreptitiously in the USA. Fifteen states have legalized medical marijuana minimally and twelve others are considering the same. But the Obama administration is unleashing their Fed dogs on those legal...

Politics v. Science: Understanding Cannabis Therapeutics Before it is Censored

4/3/2011 - A milestone quietly occurred last month, and one the federal government would prefer to ignore. Yet, it could mean a step in the right direction for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people who use a centuries-old botanical medicine: cannabis, otherwise know as marijuana. According to the...

Cannabis Beneficial for Multiple Sclerosis Patients, Study Finds

2/6/2010 - A systematic review conducted by The Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation found that five of six controlled trials reported a reduction in spasticity and an improvement in mobility amongst multiple sclerosis patients using cannabis extracts. The two researchers, Shaheen Lakhan and Marie Rowland...

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