Canadian First Nations Community May Grow MMJ
Nov26

Canadian First Nations Community May Grow MMJ

No doubt about cannabis being a job creator.   The Penticton Indian Band, a First Nation community in Canada, may approve a plan to start growing medical marijuana on its lands in British Columbia. If members sign off on the plan, Penticton Indian Band would become the first aboriginal group to become federally licensed to produce cannabis, and it could serve as a model for other First Nation communities across the country. The...

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Cannabis Kills Cancer
Nov21

Cannabis Kills Cancer

The ultimate poke in the eye accompanying the end of cannabis prohibition is learning that cannabis is effective in treating a variety of cancers. Thank you Harry J. Anslinger.   Over the past few years, research has revealed that marijuana can both destroy certain cancer cells and reduce the growth of others. Now, a new study in mice has found that when combined with radiation treatment, cannabis can effectively shrink one of...

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Chile Plants First MMJ Crop
Nov04

Chile Plants First MMJ Crop

Remember it's spring -- planting time -- in the southern hemisphere.   The first legal medical marijuana plants were seeded in Chile on Wednesday as part of a research program designed to help ease pain for patients suffering from cancer and other illnesses, according to an Associated Press report. The move is yet another sign of loosening cannabis laws in other countries, particularly those in South America. Oil extracted from...

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Amsterdam vs. Denver: A Paradigm Shift in Cannabis Culture
Oct28

Amsterdam vs. Denver: A Paradigm Shift in Cannabis Culture

“Hey tart, how much for a shag?” It’s a Friday night in what has long been known as the mecca of cannabis culture—a group of ten shaved heads in Arsenal jerseys jeers and shouts drunken slurs at a prostitute in de Wallen, Amsterdam’s Red Light District. They may have flown here on budget Ryanair for the legal cannabis, but these boys from Britain on a bachelor party weekend have more alcohol in them than cannabis, rolled up and smoked...

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There is NO Cannabis / Cancer Connection
Oct20

There is NO Cannabis / Cancer Connection

This is huge.   The largest study of its kind has unexpectedly concluded that smoking marijuana, even regularly and heavily, does not lead to lung cancer. The new findings "were against our expectations," said Donald Tashkin of the University of California at Los Angeles, a pulmonologist who has studied marijuana for 30 years. "We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and...

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Cannabis Saving A Child’s Life
Oct10

Cannabis Saving A Child’s Life

We certainly had a lot of mmj news this week.  Let's wrap up with a story from the island of Tasmania, where a small amount of cannabis is saving a child's life.   WHEN Alice Cowles was born eight years ago, doctors declared her a perfectly healthy baby. But just weeks later she was suffering several life-threatening fits a day and just recently her daughter almost died. Doctors told the devastated mother there wasn’t much more...

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