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|4/8/2016 - Despite the fact that there is increasing evidence to support the use of medical marijuana, it is only legal in 23 states – and unfortunately for Coltyn Turner, Illinois is not one of them. Coltyn is a teenager who was first diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2011, and until recently was confined...|
|3/31/2016 - When Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., dropped out of the presidential race in recent weeks, that left every other viable candidate supporting at least a state's right to legalize marijuana if its voters chose to do so. And while recreational pot use remains against federal law – something that Congress...|
|3/30/2016 - While the Food and Drug Administration, Congress and state legislatures fumble around with what to do about cannibidiol, or CBD – a bioactive cannabinoid found in cannabis which, unlike THC, does not produce a psychoactive effect – they should read a little history on the substance.
|2/9/2016 - Although some may find the idea a bit challenging to their traditional religious beliefs, there is ample historical and scientific evidence that Jesus Christ was a cannabis user and that he used the plant to heal the sick.
In 2003, High Times published an article written by Chris Bennett titled "Was...|
|1/31/2016 - On Darren Miller's 50th birthday, he received the devastating news of a lung and pericardial heart sac cancer diagnosis in which he was given about one year to live – and that was with chemotherapy. However, the Illinois resident was having nothing to do with death sentences. Instead, he and his...|
|1/20/2016 - Cannabis, a wonderful food-medicine, has been demonized for decades. No plant has ever been fraught with such extreme controversy. Police raids are conducted to seize and burn this plant and to lock growers away. Innocent people are shot and killed in their own homes because of the war on this plant.
|12/5/2015 - Authorities often call marijuana an addictive "gateway drug." The US Drug Enforcement Agency classifies cannabis as a Schedule I drug, more addictive than methamphetamine and cocaine. SWAT teams are deployed on growing operations and legal dispensaries. People can be jailed for months to years when...|
|10/29/2015 5:48:05 PM - A 3 year-old Utah boy, diagnosed with leukemia and told by doctors that he had mere days to live, is now alive and well not because he continued his chemotherapy, but because he obtained cannabis oil treatment instead.(1)
The family, fed up with the fact that the only treatment doctors...|
|9/14/2015 - A great misunderstanding regarding the therapeutic value of the cannabis plant persists, even within some reform circles. Marijuana is often lumped into the same category as cigarettes, hard drugs, and even alcohol, with the latest trend being to designate cannabis as "less harmful" than these other...|
|9/1/2015 - A 33-year-old father from the U.K. is completely cancer-free, but not because of chemotherapy or radiation. David Hibbitt's doctors diagnosed him with a "terminal" case of bowel cancer that they said would kill him within 18 months, but he successfully eliminated this cancer on his own by taking therapeutic...|
|8/18/2015 - When certain politicians and so-called health experts bellyache over the legalization of cannabis, it's not because they're worried about the children. It's because cannabis is arguably the safest and most widely effective natural medicinal herb in existence, and its widespread acceptance would immediately...|
|6/16/2015 - Furthering the shameful legacy of nanny-state prohibition that continues to fester within its own borders and throughout the surrounding region, the supposedly liberty-minded State of Texas has decided to follow the lead of many other hypocritically repressive southern states in continuing to deny patients...|
|6/4/2015 - He might have just turned 78 years old on June 1, but actor and celebrity activist Morgan Freeman isn't planning to fade away into retirement anytime soon. These days, the longtime cannabis advocate is busy maintaining his vast bee refuge in rural Mississippi, which he reportedly converted from a 124-acre...|
|6/1/2015 - Popular over-the-counter painkiller medications from the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class, which includes ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB), have been found in a new large-scale international study to significantly increase the risk of heart attack, stroke or dying from cardiovascular disease.
|5/21/2015 - You've probably read about the positive effects of coconut oil's medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) to produce ketones that energize brain cells with dysfunctional brain metabolism and even reverse Alzheimer's disease (AD).
Alzheimer's rate of occurrence has increased exponentially over the past few...|
|5/12/2015 - Groundbreaking research published in the respected journal JAMA Internal Medicine has revealed new benefits to the denouement of marijuana prohibition throughout the U.S. It turns out that states where medical cannabis use is no longer a criminal offense are reporting substantially fewer deaths associated...|
|5/9/2015 - There's a massive deception taking place at both the state and federal levels of American government as it pertains to the possession and use of all-natural cannabis, or as it is more commonly known, marijuana. As it turns out, the federal government, which still claims that there's absolutely no medicinal...|
|4/29/2015 - Things are heating up on Capitol Hill in the realm of sensible cannabis policy, with a new bipartisan bill that seeks to further relegate federal prohibition of marijuana to the dustbin of embarrassing and unjust history.
The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act,...|
|3/23/2015 6:10:21 PM - A prominent marijuana research and testing facility in Denver, Colorado, claims that a surprising amount of legal cannabis currently on the market in the Centennial State is contaminated with toxins like mold, heavy metals and pesticides.
Dr. Andy LaFrate of Charas Scientific, reporting his findings...|
|3/22/2015 - Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia currently recognize the vast therapeutic potential of the cannabis plant, which millions of people across the country rely on for safe relief from chronic pain, neurological disease, seizures, paralysis, sleeping disorders, anxiety, poor appetite, gut...|
|3/2/2015 - The Colorado legislature is desperately trying to finagle its way out of having to refund an excess of tax revenues generated from legal cannabis sales in the Centennial State. So much tax money has been brought into the state's coffers since marijuana was legalized in 2014 that a portion of it will...|
|2/25/2015 4:23:33 PM - The hypocrisy of many prohibitionists who condemn legal cannabis by day while imbibing on beer, wine and liquor by night was highlighted recently after researchers demonstrated that alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs available, exceeding both cocaine and heroin in terms of mortality risk.
|1/15/2015 - On Christmas Eve in 2014, two-year-old Rumer Rose Maujean was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma cancer, a rare solid tumor disease that occurs mostly in children under five years of age. Neuroblastoma is a cancer that attacks the nervous system's channel along the spine.
|12/16/2014 - Back in April of 2014, this author presented an article about how cannabis is very helpful for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The story of Jeff Waters, diagnosed with stage III COPD at the age of 36, was featured in that article. Some may wonder how he's doing now.
First a quick review...|
|12/10/2014 - A Minnesota mother is facing two years in prison after she treated her son -- successfully -- with cannabis oil, a substance which is against the law to possess or use in the state.
According to CBS News, the mother, Angela Brown, traveled to Colorado in March to buy the cannabis oil to treat her...|
|12/9/2014 - An Australian woman in her mid-50s recently posted a YouTube video explaining how she has eliminated her stage IV lung cancer with cannabis after being given a death sentence of six months with no treatment. Her oncologist suggested chemo as an option, but it wouldn't cure her cancer. It would only...|
|11/9/2014 - Two more states and the District of Columbia have put an end to cannabis prohibition, positioning themselves as the true champions of individual liberty in a sea of mindless tyranny. The states of Oregon and Alaska, as well as Washington, D.C., will no longer target individuals who use or possess a...|
|10/27/2014 - Although there's no solid scientific evidence at the moment that cannabinoids or cannabis can cure cancer, it seems like more and more patients are seeing success in cancer reduction by using cannabis. Does it mean that cannabis can cut the risk of cancer and effectively treat cancer? Many health benefits...|
|9/24/2014 - Instead of opting for chemotherapy and radiation in an attempt to shrink an inoperable brain tumor, the father of an eight-month-old baby pushed for alternative treatment with cannabis oil. The baby's physician, Dr. William Courtney, was initially skeptical early in his career about cannabis as medicine...|
|9/10/2014 - A plant that is still banned in most of the U.S. offers amazing energy-storage potential that far exceeds anything currently on the market. Researchers presenting at the recent 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society revealed that fibers from the hemp plant, a variety of...|
|9/8/2014 1:53:46 PM - Any actions forwarding medical marijuana or cannabis is bound to be met with derisive comments that portray anyone who uses pot for any reason as a deadbeat, a "stoner," contributing to ripping our social fabric and moral fiber. The UK's Daily Mail certainly did a decent job of selling that tone. Bishop...|
|8/14/2014 - You may have noticed the flurry of new dietary supplements containing cannabinoids (CBDs) -- active chemical constituents of the cannabis plant. People everywhere are discovering the power of CBDs to reduce pain, enhance mood, relax the nerves and even help prevent chronic disease.
But what most...|
|7/29/2014 - Alzheimer's disease has become the third-leading disease cause of death, behind heart disease and cancer. Its rate has risen almost exponentially over the past few decades, and the numbers are expected to triple by 2050. 
Meanwhile, Big Pharma is clueless, which is a blessing in disguise, as some...|
|7/25/2014 - With a growing number of states, particularly in the southern U.S., starting to accept the medicinal benefits of cannabidiol, or CBD, a therapeutic compound found in the cannabis plant that is beneficial for treating seizures, inflammation and other health conditions, the more widely known cannabis...|
|7/8/2014 - Breast cancer is a hot topic for the American public and societies across the world. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second most common cause of cancer mortality among women in the United States, says Susan M. Gapstur, PhD, author of "Fat, Fruits, Vegetables, and Breast Cancer Survivorship,"...|
|6/19/2014 - Back in 2700 BC, according to Chinese legend, the emperor Shen Nung -- also known as Chen Nung, considered the Father of Chinese medicine -- discovered the healing properties of marijuana as well as ginseng and ephedra. Throughout history, the use of medical cannabis has been linked to the ancient Egyptians,...|
|6/13/2014 - The latest java trend is coffee meets cannabis. The most recent buzz is a cannabis-infused beverage going mainstream. Mirth Provisions, a company based in Washington State, is launching a new and innovative line of cannabis-infused (extract), cold-brewed coffee under the "Legal" label, which underscores...|
|5/6/2014 - If your pet was sick, you would do anything possible to help it get better, right? Well the verdict is in, and medical cannabis is the way to go. Pet owners everywhere, thanks to the devoted work of people like California veterinarian Dr. Doug Kramer (who unfortunately passed away last summer), are...|
|4/10/2014 - COPD is the often used term for "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease," a rather clumsy and vague description for most of us. It includes a few different lung issues, such as emphysema, bronchiectasis and chronic bronchitis. The scary part is that it's a mystery to our pharmaceutical-dependent medical...|
|4/1/2014 - Meet Charlotte, a young girl with Dravet syndrome who not so long ago was catatonic and experiencing over 300 seizures per week. Then cannabis entered the picture, and her life changed forever. Down to one seizure each week, Charlotte also began to walk and talk. A feeding tube had been the norm; now...|
|3/21/2014 2:48:00 AM - On November 18, 2013, an article reporting an amazing cannabis cure on a Californian approaching 80 years of age was published. The older gentleman's name is Stan Rutner. It was an amazing story because of Stan's condition.
The chemo and radiation were killing him and not doing much for his lung...|
|3/19/2014 - Should it ever be withdrawn from the federal government's most restrictive list of "dangerous drugs" and instead be treated as the honest medicine that it truly is, marijuana, or more properly cannabis, would almost surely put the pharmaceutical industry out of business. There are a number of reasons...|
|2/18/2014 - Two months have passed since the states of Colorado and Washington made history by legalizing cannabis, and like dominoes, the rest of America is slowly falling in line with this burgeoning movement to end a senseless war on a plant. With Washington, D.C., the nation's capital, poised to decriminalize...|
|2/14/2014 - Pain from osteoarthritis leaves many debilitated due to stiff and swollen joints. While prescriptions are readily available for osteoarthritis sufferers, they often leave patients with the choice of living between two worlds: If they take prescription pills, they may live with less physical pain yet...|
|2/5/2014 11:12:13 PM - Lyme disease has been controversial for some years. Many medical practitioners misdiagnose it, while several think that it's mental. With Lyme disease, there are so many symptoms, so many debilitating, agonizing manifestations, that it's often misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, lupus...|
|1/31/2014 - With both Colorado and Washington having recently made history by legalizing the sale of recreational cannabis, the race is on for the rest of the country to see which states will either follow in their footsteps and reap unprecedented economic rewards or flounder on the wrong side of history by continuing...|
|1/30/2014 - The push to once and for all end cannabis prohibition nationwide is expected to gain significant momentum following new reports that President Barack Obama sees marijuana as no more of a threat than alcohol. During an extensive interview with The New Yorker's David Remnick, Obama recently confessed...|
|1/29/2014 - The recent legalization of cannabis in both Washington state and Colorado -- and many other states are poised to follow suit in the coming months and years -- remains a major point of contention for many social conservatives who still view the plant as an illicit drug rather than the all-natural medicine...|
|12/27/2013 - As the war on cannabis continues in most U.S. states, one brave North Carolinian who openly grows his own medical cannabis plants -- and broadcasts this fact publicly -- has intentionally taken the fall in a bold move that could be the spark that eventually ends cannabis prohibition in the so-called...|
|12/20/2013 - With Washington and Colorado set to make history by ending cannabis prohibition for adults beginning in January, momentum is building at an unprecedented rate for many other states to follow suit in the coming months and years. And to help them along is a major groundswell of public support, backed...|
|12/19/2013 - After more than 70 years of exclusion due to longstanding prohibition at the national level, cannabis is once again gaining official recognition as a legitimate botanical medicine. The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) recently announced the publication of an official cannabis monograph, which is...|
|11/27/2013 - As the social stigmas and taboos about marijuana that largely emerged during the "Reefer Madness" generation continue to be stripped away from the public consciousness, an increasing number of people are beginning to look at this all natural herb with fresh eyes, recognizing its incredible potential...|
|10/6/2013 - It's not every day that a major media figure admits he was wrong about something important and comes out publicly to apologize for it. But CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has done just that, having recently published a formal apology renouncing his role in denying the medical legitimacy...|
|10/1/2013 - Addiction is a rampant problem in the United States, and in 1995 it was shown in the National Comorbidity Survey that 51% of individuals used drugs at some time in their lives, and 15.4% did so in the last 12 months. These drugs included the list 'marijuana/hashish, cocaine/crack, heroin, hallucinogens),...|
|9/12/2013 - The medical establishment loathes when free-thinking people stray from its prescribed methods of disease treatment, which is why this imperious beast is aggressively trying to force a Colorado mother, who for more than a year has been successfully treating her leukemic son with healing, non-psychoactive...|
|8/31/2013 - Despite the incredible advances in modern scientific understanding, the medical community's knowledge of cannabis persists being largely limited to anecdotal evidence. Even many of the characteristic effects of the drug's use that seem firmly established and undisputed may only been surface impressions...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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.
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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.
|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....|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
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|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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