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Can Cannabis Actually Kill Cancer Cells in the Brain?

Earlier this week, Sen. John McCain revealed that he has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive tumor that forms in the tissue of the brain …

Why Cannabis Can Help Even with Difficult Diseases Like Parkinson's

Highlights:<p>The endocannabinoid system plays a major role in Parkinson’s Disease (PD).<br>• PD is associated with impairment of motor control after the loss …

Neuroscience

Latest Science Debunks Old Myths About Marijuana's Effect on Health, Driving and Depression

Contentions that scientists have failed to conduct sufficient research on the health and societal effects of cannabis are unfounded. A keyword search …

Painkiller-related deaths down 25 percent in legal marijuana states

Medical marijuana has likely saved the lives of several prescription painkiller addicts in states with legal access.<p>A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the rate of deaths related to painkillers were 25 percent lower on average in states with legal medical …

Cannabis

22. U.S. Government Repressed Marijuana-Tumor Research - Top 25 of 2001

Alternet, May 31, 2000<br>Title: Pot Shrinks Tumors; Government Knew in ‘74<br>Author: Raymond Cushing<br>http://www.alternet.org/print.html?StoryID=9257<p>Faculty …

The surprising everyday ingredient that can reduce pot paranoia

The next time you get blazed, you may want to keep the peppercorn handy<p>According to a recent report by Marijuana.com, sniffing black peppercorns could be the simple answer to reducing the paranoia effects sometimes felt after smoking pot. By simply smelling or chewing on peppercorns after lighting …

4 Illegal Drugs That Could Safely Treat Depression

Next year, if all goes to plan, a dozen patients with clinical depression will be invited to a UK laboratory and given psilocybin – the psychedelic …

Ethan Nadelmann's Fiery TED Talk: What has the war on drugs done to the world?

Twenty years ago, Ethan Nadelmann left his teaching position at Princeton University to become a full-time advocate for ending the drug war. As the …

George Soros

Marijuana kills brain cancer, new study confirms

The active molecules in cannabis kill brain cancer — another study has revealed.<p>Scientists using an extract of whole-plant marijuana rich in pot’s main psychoactive ingredient THC as well as cannabidiol (CBD) showed “dramatic reductions in tumor volumes” of a type of brain cancer.<p>“High-grade glioma …

Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid by Painkiller Drug Companies

Researchers who have advocated against legalizing pot have also been on the payroll of top pharmaceutical firms with products that could be easily replaced by using marijuana. Could this be a major conflict of interest in the pot debate?<p><i>Dr. Herbert Kleber, an anti-marijuana doctor who has served as</i> …

Cannabis

The More Pot Couples Smoke, the Less Likely They Are to Have Domestic-Violence Incidents

It’s pretty clear to most observers that marijuana use doesn’t cause aggression. And yet some studies have found correlations between marijuana use …

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

Party drugs are becoming more dangerous, health officials say

Party drugs appear to be getting more deadly and readily available, experts are warning after a rash of overdoses and deaths at music festivals this summer.<p>These drugs – which often mix ecstasy with substances as hazardous as arsenic and bath salts – are sometimes ingested by partygoers who have no …

Drug Addiction

Now That It’s Legal, Colorado Teens Think Pot Is Less Cool

In 2012, the state of Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana. At the time, and pretty much since that time, some studies have been …

Religion as a Product of Psychotropic Drug Use

How much of religious history was influenced by mind-altering substances?<p>The notion that hallucinogenic drugs played a significant part in the development of religion has been extensively discussed, particularly since the middle of the twentieth century. Various ideas of this type have been …

What Most People Think They Know About Marijuana Is Unscientific, Paranoid and Even Racist Propaganda

<i>This article first appeared at The Fix, with coverage on addiction and recovery, straight up.</i><p>Everyone thinks they know something about drugs—whether …

Scientist says psychedelic brew consumed by Amazonian shamans could fight cancer

A powerful psychedelic brew consumed by shamans deep in the Amazon could help in the fight against cancer and should be researched, according to a …

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Scientific American wants to end the ban on psychoactive drug research

<i>Scientific American</i> recently published a spirited editorial calling for the US government to end the ban on psychoactive drug research. After the Controlled Substances Act was passed in 1970, drugs like marijuana, MDMA, and LSD were put on the Schedule I drug list, deemed to have no accepted …

4 'Magic' Phrases to Use if Cops Stop You with Pot

<i>This article originally appeared on Ladybud.com.</i><p>If you use pot you are a criminal.<p>This is true [according to federal authorities] even in Colorado …

The Media's Absurd Hysteria About Teens and Pot

Is teen pot use really associated with long-lasting, adverse effects on memory and an increased risk of schizophrenia? The conventional media says …

The lie that won’t die: “We don’t know enough about marijuana!”

Drug warriors insist we still don’t know enough about its possible therapeutic properties. It’s simply not true<p>Speaking recently with the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, UCLA professor and former Washington state "pot czar" Mark Kleiman implied that we as a society are largely ignorant when it comes to the …

The Drug War Is Over (If Obama Wants It)

With 58 percent of Americans supporting the legalization of marijuana, 2013 will be remembered as the year America surrendered in the drug war. But …

It's not the morphine, it's the size of the cage: Rat Park experiment upturns conventional wisdom about addiction

We all learned this in DARE class. About the rats in a cage who can self-administer morphine who get addicted to the stuff, and then just hit that …

Simon Fraser University

Growing trees from seeds: which seeds work, and which won't

If there are any trees in your area, you may have noticed that a couple of major changes come over them at the end of summer and the beginning of …

Regenerative Energy Car Tech Spreads To Suspension Systems

Usually one thinks of regenerative braking or solar panels as ways to provide vehicles with on-board supplemental energy for various functions while …

Youngstown, Ohio Earthquakes Tied To Wastewater Injection After Fracking, New Research Shows

<i>By Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor:</i><p>Wastewater from the controversial practice of fracking appears to be linked to all the earthquakes in a town in Ohio that had no known past quakes, research now reveals.<p>The practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves injecting water, sand and …

The Gyre: A Floating Upside Down Eco Skyscraper

Can you imagine living in a high-rise apartment building where the 360 degree views are of fishes and saltwater? Although just a concept now, this …

Empire State Building

Biofuel Could Come From Special Algae Cells

Algae cells make fat quickly, a finding that means they could hold promise as a sustainable, environmentally sound source of oil.<p>Algal lipids from …

7 Green Gadgets for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Summer is almost over, which means it’s high time to hit the road on an outdoor adventure while you still can! Fortunately, thanks to the latest …