Colombia's Farc rebels have called for some coca, poppy and marijuana cultivation to be legalised as part of land reform in the country. The guerrillas' proposal came as they attended ongoing peace talks in Cuba with the Colombian government.
Although smoking any substance would at first consideration seem to be a deeply counter-intuitive treatment for asthma, there is a widespread belief that smoking cannabis can relieve the symptoms of this common and often highly debilitating condition.
The UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) has undertaken research into cannabis seeds purchasable online. They presented their findings in June 2012, of which we have made a selection specific to the cannabis seed industry for you.
Cannabis has been shown to have some effect on the symptoms of hypertension, but as with many diseases, the link has not been fully determined and much controversy remains. Hypertension is a chronic condition which increases the arterial blood pressure, forcing the heart to work harder than usual and often putting it under enormous strain. Hypertension is also associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis, stroke, aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease, and is the most significant preventable risk factor for premature death throughout the world.
The 29th of January 2013 could be a historic day for the reform of cannabis laws in Italy, a country traditionally strict in regards to cannabis growing.
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There are many compelling arguments against marijuana prohibition already out there – I will not repeat them here. In this essay I would like to add a line of thought which constitutes another reason for the legalization of marijuana.
After the November decision by Colorado and Washington to legalize recreational marijuana use, leaders from across Latin American responded within days demanding a review of drug-war policies that have mired the region in violence. Latin American decision makers are now openly questioning why they should continue to sacrifice police and soldiers to enforce drug laws when legal markets for marijuana now exist in the U.S.
Leading the initiative also followed by 20 other municipalities, the village of Rasquera urges the Catalan Government for real changes in reference to the cannabis legalisation laws.
The issue of whether it is safe to use cannabis during pregnancy is one that has caused a great deal of controversy in recent years, as this beneficial herb becomes ever more medically and socially acceptable, and consumption rates continue to climb. Current consensus holds that heavy cannabis use during pregnancy may lead to a reduction in infant birth weight, and possibly increase the risk of conditions such as pre-eclampsia. However, the extent to which this occurs may depend on the method of consumption, as well as various other factors.
As with so many psychological and neurological conditions, it can be difficult to ascertain the precise relationship at work; does the sufferer experience the symptoms due to their cannabis use, or do they use cannabis because of their condition?
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).
Soap may be a mundane and everyday item, but the process of making it is a chemistry lesson in and of itself.