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Thu
28
Aug

Marijuana Compound May Slow, Halt Alzheimer’s

Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study from neuroscientists at the University of South Florida shows.

 

Findings from the experiments, using a cellular model of Alzheimer’s disease, were reported online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

Thu
28
Aug

The Daily Telegraph Judged 'Inaccurate, Misleading And Distorted' On Cannabis Reporting

The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has upheld CLEAR's complaint about The Daily Telegraph's appalling misreporting in April 2014 of a study on the brains of cannabis users.

The newspaper claimed falsely that the study showed "Experimenting with cannabis on a casual basis damages the brain permanently". The original complaint can be seen here. A correction has been published in today's edition of the newspaper and the online version of the original article has been amended.

Wed
27
Aug

News24 Interviews BTL About Dagga Legalisation

News24 Live’s Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath hosted Below The Lion for a brief discussion about medicinal and recreational cannabis legalisation in South Africa.

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Wed
27
Aug

What you need to know about the legalisation of marijuana in SA

27 August, 01:39 PM

With the  Medical Innovation Bill already tabled in Parliament, the legalisation of marijuana in South Africa is a hotly contested topic. William Wallace from cannabis culture magazine Below the Lion speaks us through the process of legalisation in SA. (See video above.)

Fri
22
Aug

August - Research on pomegranate drug to stem Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

 Regular intake and regular consumption of pomegranate has many health benefits including prevention of neuro-inflammation related to dementia which slows down the progression of the disease.

 

Fri
22
Aug

Cannabis helps me cope with MS, so why can't I get it on the NHS? - Telegraph

I’ve read with utter frustration news reports over the past week about plans to make Sativex – an oral cannabis-based spray – available on the NHS in Wales but not in other parts of Britain.

Sativex is licensed for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to alleviate muscle spasms and stiffness, and I’m one of a few thousand people in England who could significantly benefit from taking it; I have secondary progressive MS, experience excruciating muscle spasms and cannot tolerate any other muscle relaxant treatments.

Wed
20
Aug

South African Cannabis Community loses a legend

Battling terminal lung cancer, Mario Ambrosini passed away during the early hours of Saturday morning at the age of 53. A flurry of tributes have since followed from leading political parties and judicial representatives.

Tue
19
Aug

Why not let cannabis ease sufferers' pain? - Telegraph

The letters columns of The Daily Telegraph do not immediately spring to mind as a rallying point for the liberalisation of this country’s drugs laws. But two correspondents yesterday drew attention to what must be the most irrational and unjust restriction of all: the ban on the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Mon
18
Aug

Happy Mondays star Paul Ryder treated son's cancer with CANNABIS

  • Chico Ryder, son of Happy Mondays star Paul, was diagnosed with a rare soft tissue cancer shortly after Christmas 2012
  • Doctors told his father - a recovering drug addict - and mother, Angela, surgery was too risky and he would need chemotherapy and radiation
  • They prescribed the 11-year-old Marinol - a synthetic form of cannabis - to ease the effects of his gruelling treatment, such as nausea and vomiting
  • His parents decided to go a step further, injecting cannabis oil into his stomach tube - with the doctors' full support
Mon
18
Aug

How to turn cannabis into a legal drug

Photo: GW Pharmaceuticals

Dazed and confused about how a British drug maker can legally sell a drug made from cannabis in several countries around the world?

Come this way for enlightenment.

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