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A German court has ruled in favor of allowing seriously ill patients to grow their own cannabis for medical treatment. But the ruling, with certain stipulations, could still prevent self-cultivation for some patients. Michael F. is seriously ill. For more than 20 years, the craftsman from the western German city of Mannheim has suffered from […]
Posted on December 31st, 2012 by Ben Sensi
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The discovery of the fact that the human body contains an endocannabinoid system and subsequently produces chemical compounds similar in nature to the elements found in Cannabis has been a key factor in the advance in medical research regarding medicinal cannabis use.
Posted on December 20th, 2012 by David Cannafacts
Cannabis has long been known to be strongly linked to a range of related conditions including agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder and avoidant personality disorder. Sufferers of these conditions are demonstrated to be more likely than the general population to develop dependence on cannabis, as well as tobacco and alcohol. As with so many psychological and […]
Posted on December 19th, 2012 by Seshata
Woven into the fabric of the human body is an intricate system of proteins known as cannabinoid receptors that are specifically designed to process cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Posted on November 29th, 2012 by David Cannafacts
The last few weeks have been uniquely significant in the decades-long battle to end global prohibition of cannabis. Landmark ballots in Washington and Colorado have caused ripples throughout the industry, affecting cannabis politics worldwide. No final word from the federal government Despite initial statements from the federal government that their stance on cannabis remains unchanged, […]
Posted on November 7th, 2012 by Seshata
Sufferers of multiple sclerosis (MS) have long claimed significant benefit can be gained from smoking cannabis. An early study into the effect of cannabis on MS sufferers was conducted in 1997, where researchers conducted an anonymous survey of U.S. and U.K.-based patients to systematically assess its various benefits.
Posted on November 1st, 2012 by Seshata
Until now, the question of whether a dispensary can claim to be a non-profit organization has been a contentious issue within California’s medical cannabis industry. In the past, prosecutors have attempted to convict dispensary owners if patients had been supplied with cannabis, without having had a physical role in its cultivation. Essentially, this implies that even […]
Posted on October 30th, 2012 by Seshata
The 16th of October 2012 marked a milestone battle in the fight to legalize cannabis. The case Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration was brought before the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit, the second-most powerful court in the nation, in an effort to reclassify the scheduling of cannabis.
Posted on October 29th, 2012 by Seshata
A film produced by famous smuggler, author and activist Robert Platshorn and award winning film maker Walter J. Collins.
Posted on October 23rd, 2012 by David Cannafacts
By the time aggressive breast cancers begin to invade and metastasize surrounding tissue, survival and rehabilitation of the sufferer is highly unlikely. Very little is understood of the complex genetic processes at work during the final stages of the disease, and there are currently few treatment options available.
Posted on October 19th, 2012 by Seshata
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