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Thu
28
Aug

5 Things That Marijuana Stock GW Pharmaceuticals plc's Management Wants You To Know

Few areas have been as intriguing to investors this year as medical marijuana. The approval of legislation allowing its use in states such as Colorado has kicked off a flurry of commentary regarding the good and bad of marijuana use. That increased interest has flowed over to drugmakers that are developing medicine based on the cannibinoids found inside marijuana, including GW Pharmaceuticals .

Thu
28
Aug

Cannabis smoking cancer sufferer, Jonathan Yates, 65, walks free from court thanks to 'fabulous judge'

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A 65-year-old cancer sufferer who used cannabis to relieve his pain said he is grateful to a judge for showing him humanity and letting him walk free from court.

Jonathan Yates is in remission from his throat cancer, but the damage done through radiation treatment has left him unable to eat solid foods, smell and taste and be in constant pain.

The granddad, who has been ill for three years, pleaded guilty to producing the class B drug at his Moorfield Road home in Brockworth.

Thu
28
Aug

Cannabis smoking cancer sufferer, Jonathan Yates, 65, walks free from court thanks to 'fabulous judge'

Comments (9)

A 65-year-old cancer sufferer who used cannabis to relieve his pain said he is grateful to a judge for showing him humanity and letting him walk free from court.

Jonathan Yates is in remission from his throat cancer, but the damage done through radiation treatment has left him unable to eat solid foods, smell and taste and be in constant pain.

The granddad, who has been ill for three years, pleaded guilty to producing the class B drug at his Moorfield Road home in Brockworth.

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.

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