US Study Concludes Marijuana Can Kill Cancer Cells

A NIDA animal study suggests that extracts from whole-plant marijuana can shrink a serious type of brain tumor, and research on mice showed that these extracts can enhance the cancer-killing effects of chemotherapy.  

Although marijuana is not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration as medicine, the plant contains several chemicals called cannabinoids which have been studied for their potential healing properties. Such research has led to the FDA’s approval of two medicines containing some of these chemicals in pill form.


Rabbi of Russia rebuked Israeli colleagues for statements of Kosher hemp

Vice-President of the Congress of Jewish Religious Organizations and Communities of Russia (KEROOR) Zinovy ‚Äč‚ÄčKohen called the use of marijuana in the Passover unacceptable. He was commenting on the words of Israeli rabbis on a kosher hemp, RIA Novosti reported.

Kohen suggested that the authors of the statements are themselves obkurilis. Oh my God! In general, you cannot smoke at Passover, can not even light a fire. And marijuana - even more so. For Ashkenazi Jews, like me - it is strictly prohibited, it is a sin. Smoking marijuana during a holiday - death to the Jews, "- said vice-president KEROOR.


Two Russians charged with selling marijuana, bongs online

Eight Russian tourists were detained, and two of them charged with possessing and selling marijuana and bamboo pipes for smoking it online, on Koh Phangan in Surat Thani, police said on Wednesday.

A police officer shows a carved bamboo pipe used for smoking marijuana following a raid on two houses on Koh Phanan island on April 1 in which eight Russian tourists were detained, and  two of them charged with possessing and selling marijuana and bamboo pipes for smoking it on Facebook. (Photo by Supapong Chaolan)

Pol Col Pachum Ruengthong, chief of Koh Phangan police, announced the arrest of the three men and five women following a raid on two rented houses on the island.


Russian Marijuana Mail-Order Business shut-down by Pattaya Police

PATTAYA: ‚ÄĒ Pattaya Police have shut-down an International Marijuana Mail-Order business allegedly run by 3 Russians.

On Monday Morning at Chonburi Police Headquarters, Police Major General Nittipong, the Provincial Police Commander held a press conference and confirmed the arrest of 3 Russians and 2 Thai females, in connection with the drug distribution network.

Police were first alerted to a problem when the Thai Postal Service intercepted a number of packages destined for Russia, at the Airport in Bangkok. The parcels originated from Pattaya and were packed full of Marijuana, a class 5 drug in Thailand.


Marijuana Around The World, Russia

In Russia marijuana is illegal. It is illegal to purchase, possess, and consume. You name it it is illegal. Now you may have up to five grams on your person but you better be able to come up with a bribe of at least 500 dollars or you may be sitting in jail for up to two years. Russian police are some of the most corrupt on the planet. You being the foreigner it will take a bribe to get yourself out of being arrested. The club scene is great but unless you know who you are buying from don't bother. If you are trying to buy some herb, five grams will run you about $100. If you are wanting to buy hash then you better be willing to pay the same.


'Everyone Will Become a Drug Addict' in D.C., Says Russian Health Official | News

Navesh Chitrakar / ReutersA man smokes marijuana.

Washington D.C. residents are doomed to a grim future of drug addiction, the Russian Health Ministry's top drugs specialist warned Thursday in a scathing commentary on the district's recent legalization of marijuana.

"When the authorities take their cue from the sinister interests of the population, what happens is everyone becomes a drug addict," Yevgeny Bryun, the ministry's chief drugs specialist, was cited as saying Thursday by Interfax news agency.

A law legalizing recreational marijuana use took effect in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. In accordance with the new law, Washington residents over 21 years of age will be allowed to smoke marijuana in their own homes, but not in public places.


Moscow Police See Huge Spike in Confiscated Synthetic Marijuana | News

Moscow Police See Huge Spike in Confiscated Synthetic Marijuana

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Moscow police seized about 630 percent more synthetic marijuana in 2014 than the previous year, state news agency RIA Novosti reported Wednesday.

Police Chief Anatoly Yakunin said that new versions of the drug, commonly called "spice," are "saturating the drug market," and that criminal cases involving the drug have more than doubled.

Last year about three dozen Russians died from using spice, which is made from synthetic compounds meant to mimic the effects of marijuana.

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Russia's Anti-Drugs Body Set for Chop Amid Narcotics Epidemic | News

Denis Abramov / VedomostiA billboard advertising the hotline of the Federal Drug Control Service, which appears set to be disbanded.

The Russian government is likely to disband the Federal Drug Control Service, according to an official document obtained by The Moscow Times.

The document, signed on Feb. 10 by Larisa Brychyova, head of the legal directorate of the presidential administration, cites an order by President Vladimir Putin to dissolve the agency from March 1.

The agency's functions will be redistributed among the Interior and Health ministries, according to the document.

Business daily Vedomosti reported Monday that the agency is being liquidated due to budget considerations.


Russian Foreign Ministry laments Uruguay’s marijuana legalization


MOSCOW, December 27. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia's Foreign Ministry says it regrets Uruguay’s decision to legalize marijuana. Growing, selling and consumption of cannabis for recreational purposes was signed into law by president Jose Mujica on December 24.

‚ÄúThis step has caused a sharply negative response from the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the main body for supervision of compliance with international drugs control conventions,‚ÄĚ the ministry said.

The board believed the new law contravened the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, confining cannabis consumption to scientific and medical purposes, Russia's statement said.


Russia on 'near miss': Swedes high on pot

Russia's ambassador in Copenhagen says the Swedish authorities should lay off the weed, while adding that Danish and Swedish officials are on "a very dangerous path".

Russia's ambassador to Denmark on Wednesday made light of Swedish concerns over a Russian military jet's alleged near-miss with a passenger plane, suggesting Swedish authorities may have smoked too much cannabis.


"The Swedish authorities also recently said there was a submarine in their waters. There wasn't," Mikhail Vanin, Russia's ambassador in Copenhagen, told the Berlingske daily.



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