Cannabis extracts used in medicines may worsen symptoms rather than have the beneficial effects that are intended, it has been reported.
A NORTH Wales drugs campaigner sent a cannabis plant to cabinet minister John Reid a jury was told yesterday.
San Diego County has adopted an official head-in-the-sand policy on medical marijuana: Sit back and hope the courts outlaw it.
Multiple sclerosis sufferers who were considering legal action over being denied a lifechanging drug were today celebrating after being told the decision is to be overturned.
Earlier this month, professor Yasmin Hurd of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine released a study showing that rats exposed to the main ingredient in marijuana during their adolescence showed a greater sensitivity to heroin as adults. The wire lit up with articles announcing confirmation for the “gateway theory” — the claim that marijuana use leads to harder drugs.
I have long questioned why marijuana isn’t legal for recreational use. Study after study has proven it to be less dangerous than many of the substances we introduce to our bodies on a daily basis.
Rethink today (July 19th) strongly urged the Government to act on its promises of launching a long-term public health campaign to raise awareness of the link between cannabis and mental illness. The call from Rethink comes six months, to the day after the Home Office decided against reclassification and pledged to launch a “massive campaign” to raise awareness of the link between cannabis and mental illness.
Prosecutors are taking a firm line on the supply of cannabis for pain relief to people with chronically painful conditions such as multiple sclerosis, despite the downgrading of the drug from class B to class C.
A MULTIPLE sclerosis sufferer who has been refused access to a legal cannabis-based medicine by her consultant said she plans to break the law by smoking the drug illegally.
THC administration decreases recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) tumor growth in humans, according to the findings of the first-ever clinical trial assessing cannabinoids’ anti-tumor action.
CANNABIS abuse led to the death of a popular sales manager, an inquest heard.
By the time they discovered the cancer, it had spread through his [gastrointestinal] system; he got a major operation to rearrange his internal plumbing, and a weekly regimen of chemotherapy ... The combination of the cancer, the surgery, and the chemo � he had a fun time, oh yeah.�
Relaxing with a cuppa has taken on a whole new dimension for members of a city charity, who have spent the past three months testing out CANNABIS TEA.
In 1996, California legalized cannabis as a treatment for “any… condition for which marijuana brings relief.” Although the law does not constrain physicians from approving the use of cannabis by children and adolescents, the state medical board has investigated physicians for doing so, exerting a profoundly inhibiting effect.
Compounds in cannabis inhibit cancer cell growth in human breast cancer cell lines and in pancreatic tumor cell lines, according to a pair of preclinical trials published in the July issue of the journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
A MULTIPLE Sclerosis sufferer from Sleights is fighting to get her local health trust to fund a cannabis-based treatment that has transformed her life.
Researchers have found that genetic factors may play an important role in a person’s use, misuse or dependence of illicit drugs like marijuana, stimulants, opiates, cocaine and psychedelics.
Taking cannabis as a teenager really does pave the way to heroin addiction in later life, say scientists.
Patients are being recruited for a trial to determine whether chemicals in cannabis can slow the impact of multiple sclerosis.
When it comes to minding our personal health, Rich Gimpelson, an OBGYN in St. Louis advised: Wear your seat belts, don’t smoke, drink and eat in moderation, exercise daily, keep your guns locked when not in use, and most important - inherit good genes.
Yesterday, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) became the latest religious body to endorse legal access to medical marijuana for seriously ill patients. By consensus, the denomination passed a resolution “urging Federal legislation that allows for its use and that provides for the production and distribution of the plant for those purposes.”
A new method for lowering blood pressure (hypertension) through use of a compound that synthesizes a cannabis (hashish) plant component has been developed by a pharmacology Ph.D. student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of Pharmacy.
GW Pharmaceuticals which has developed a pain relief drug from cannabis, posted a wider first-half net loss on Tuesday on an expected rise in spending on clinical trials.