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This Is Why Drug Policy Reform Is Gaining Momentum

This Is Why Drug Policy Reform Is Gaining Momentum | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
Despite a tremendous increase in seizures of illegal narcotics, prices have actually fallen for most drugs.

Via Julian Buchanan
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Most drugs? The drug of choice for many, 4:5 in the childbearing age group in Christchurch, is simply cannabis. Would/should we be so lucky, the alcohol related harm it displaces suggests consumption should be subsidized for its economic return as well as its health dividend. Such that, truth and evidence exonerates the plant. What is known is that the exacting of this law takes a terrible toll. The contribution to crime and dysfunction has no relationship to the pharmacology of cannabis, rather a continuing dependence on prohibitions deviency amplification in a unitary and increasingly militarised police response "to druggies" It becomes churn, not muster. The worst of it is not just its ageist, racist and sexist application where the rendering is lauded by actors paid to advance a mission impossible, reeking of vested interest. The crucial failure is that it has never worked, will never work and has become the logical equivalent to bombing our own cities to win a war. 

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Paul Mollard's curator insight, November 1, 2013 11:38 PM

Getting higher for less = public health crisis

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Can we do without this food grade nutraceutical?
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Alcohol Is Killing Baby Boomers, But Cannabis Heals Them

Alcohol Is Killing Baby Boomers, But Cannabis Heals Them | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
Baby boomers are drinking more than ever. But, can access to cannabis decrease death rates? Here's the scoop on how alcohol kills and cannabis heals.
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They're talkin about me! 
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Cannabinoids May Help Treat Breast Cancer

Cannabinoids May Help Treat Breast Cancer | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it

In studying human breast cancer tissue, researchers found that cannabinoids may inhibit cell proliferation and induce programmed cell death.

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Maybe this is the turning point?  Women changed the world when they fought for the vote and abstinence, and when abstinence failed they changed the world back again to regulated markets.  Perhaps they can do it all again.

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Cannabigerol (CBG): The Traffic Cop of Cannabinoids

Cannabigerol (CBG): The Traffic Cop of Cannabinoids | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
Proponents of medical cannabis often hail it as a miracle cure, while prohibitionists ignorantly claim that the herb is "dangerous." In reality, any of more than 80 cannabinoids may be present in marijuana, the active molecules that provide...
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a self regulating 'terminal' drug.... one that doesn't lead to anything but wellness and mindfulness. Good Gawd, cannot be allowed....

 

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Cannabinoid medicinal chart - Democratic Underground

Cannabinoid medicinal chart - Democratic Underground | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
Cannabinoid medicinal chart - Democratic Underground http://t.co/Y3thwOQtAt via @demunderground
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Just a small list..... pick your benefit! 

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CBD Supplements

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New Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research journal to be launched in fall 2015
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The more information the more reason.....

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Cannabinoids: new promising agents in the treatment of neurological diseases. - PubMed - NCBI

Cannabinoids: new promising agents in the treatment of neurological diseases. - PubMed - NCBI | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
Molecules. 2014 Nov 17;19(11):18781-816. doi: 10.3390/molecules191118781.
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It's all in understanding the synaptic feedback loop.....

The metaphor shouldn't escape us, prohibition is a neurological disease. 

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Study: Plant-Derived Cannabinoid Extract More Efficacious Than Isolated Compound

Study: Plant-Derived Cannabinoid Extract More Efficacious Than Isolated Compound | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
The administration of plant-derived cannabidiol(CBD) extracts provide greater efficacy in the treatment of pain and inflammation than does the use of a purified CBD alternative, according to preclinical data published online ahead of print in the...
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The 'medicalisation' of cannabis therapeutics vs a people oriented grow your own model may well be contestable.... but the evidence for a more holistic approach is exonerative. Anything else is and remains an injustice.

 

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Marijuana, Alcohol, and Harm Reduction

Marijuana, Alcohol, and Harm Reduction | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
Patients suffering from alcohol dependence may find relief with marijuana, and public health shows improvement in states with legal medical weed. Blog from Natures Gift Shop
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"Recent research shows that in 17 states with legalized medical marijuana, suicide rates dropped an average of 5% (11% in men 20-29) and traffic fatalities declined 8% (13-15% for drunk driving fatalities) in in the first five years after legalization."



"The reasons for these statistics are not entirely clear. Some suggest that stoned drivers are more risk-averse than drunk drivers and take more precautions, such as driving more slowly or leaving more following distance, making them less likely to be involved in traffic accidents. The study’s author has been careful to say, however, that the results do not mean that driving high is safer than driving drunk and that traffic fatalities may have decreased simply because people are more likely to smoke pot at home as opposed to drive to bars to drink."

How about, dare I suggest, that there is a net benefit that accrues  when folk have respect [enabled health promotion] for their recreational drug of choice!  / Blair

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Medical Marijuana - Information | My Compassion

Medical Marijuana - Information | My Compassion | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
My Compassion - A medical cannabis education nonprofit of patients living with medical conditions looking for healing through Medical Marijuana.
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And how to talk to your Doc about the herb!

 

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BBC report on cannabis and the human body's cannabinoid receptors - YouTube

BBC report on cannabis and the human body's cannabinoid receptors. This report shows human evolution's reaction to cannabis. Cannabis cures cancer, see our s...

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human evolution's reaction to cannabis?

Cannabis, the plant, is a bio-refinery that has to a greater or lesser extent co-evolved while cannabinoids have long been a part of the evolutionary success of everything above the bivalve mollusc.

We wouldnt have I-phones today of it wasn't for some cannabinoid experiential use.....

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Educated Cannabinoid Crusaders: Could cannabis be an essential nutrient?

Educated Cannabinoid Crusaders: Could cannabis be an essential nutrient? | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
from the CannabisDigest By Owen Smith Could cannabis be an essential nutrient? In my previous article, I broke down the list of cannabis derivatives in Schedule 2 of the CDSA that were recently mad...
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phyto pharma or god given nutraceutical?  Who cares? If it works it works.....and if it doesn't, at the very least it feels good!

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Cannabinoids May Protect Brain From Stress-Related Impairments - Leaf Science

Cannabinoids May Protect Brain From Stress-Related Impairments - Leaf Science | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
Chemicals found in marijuana may protect the brain from problems associated with stress
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Setting aside the stress directly consequent from its very  prohibition!

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Marijuana Compound Found Superior To Drugs For Alzheimer’s -

Marijuana Compound Found Superior To Drugs For Alzheimer’s - | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
Could the active ingredient in marijuana, responsible for its characteristic “high,” help turn the tide against the accelerating Alzheimer’s epidemic?
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If it is plausible that something in cannabis affects memory, perhaps it does.? 

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Cannabidiol (CBD): The Cat’s Out of the Bag with This Cure-All

Cannabidiol (CBD): The Cat’s Out of the Bag with This Cure-All | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
The truth about the health benefits of Cannabidiol (CBD) and the cannabis plant can no longer be suppressed – and excitingly, we are just at the beginning!
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Nearly twenty years since the Wellington Airport bollards said "Nandor: We need better joints!" - Arthritis Society.  How long must we wait?
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Systematic review examines benefits and adverse effects of cannabinoid therapy

Systematic review examines benefits and adverse effects of cannabinoid therapy | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
1. Cannabinoid therapy shows modest efficacy in reducing chronic pain, spasticity, and nausea and vomiting symptoms in patients. 2. Cannabinoid therapy is
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After many crossings of Cook Strait anecdote has become data. The antiemetic effect of a small dose of cannabis eaten well before travel and topped up before the big swells hit is testimony to the findings here. 

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What is THCA and What Are the Benefits of This Cannabinoid?

What is THCA and What Are the Benefits of This Cannabinoid? | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
THCA, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, is a non-psychoactive compound found in raw and live cannabis. Early research suggests that THCA could possess immense therapeutic potential.
MildGreen Initiative's insight:

One of the benefits has to be its accessibility, low cost, and lack of contra-indications. It's the stuff Big Pharma would love to bring to market! Don't hold your breath!

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Cannabinoid Profiles - THC, THC-A, THC-V, CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC & Terpenes - YouTube

Cannabinoid Profiles - THC, THC-A, THC-V, CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC & Terpenes http://t.co/idD4nZKZZ6
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Just for starters.....

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Cannabis Science Acquires Pet Care Manufacturer and Distributor Equi-Pharm & Enters the $60 Billion Pet Care Industry

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC: CBIS), a U.S. company specializing...
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Pot for your Dog?  Of course, the metabolic pathways are the same so why not.  

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Cannabinoid Receptor Function is Altered by Nutrionally Deficient Diet

Cannabinoid Receptor Function is Altered by Nutrionally Deficient Diet | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
Cannabinoid researchers at Temple University gathered for their bimonthly meeting discussion on the endocannabinoid system.Megan Trznadel lead the discussion on
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And cannabis seed is one of the best sources of Omega factors!  Doh!

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Cannabinoid Receptor Agonist May be Beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis - HCPLive

Cannabinoid Receptor Agonist May be Beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis - HCPLive | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
Rheumatoid arthritis patients may get relief from a selective cannabinoid receptor agonist, according to findings published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.
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Respectfully, any imbibers of pot will testify, it might not make your game of golf improve but it sure makes the walk more enjoyable.

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Cannabinoid Physiology: Influence on Metabolism and Body Fat Regulation

Cannabinoid Physiology: Influence on Metabolism and Body Fat Regulation | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
Scientific evidence suggests that the endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in how the body regulates energy (calorie) balance, as well as carbohydrate and fat metabolism.
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Are we getting it yet?  

So speak to your doctor... send him something that might trigger some deep social (and public health) primitives! 

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Erowid Cannabis Vaults : Pharmacology : An Overview of the Endogenous Cannabinoid System : Components and Possible Roles of this Recently Discovered Regulatory System

Erowid Cannabis Vaults : Pharmacology : An Overview of the Endogenous Cannabinoid System : Components and Possible Roles of this Recently Discovered Regulatory System | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
A technical introduction to the cannabinoid regulatory system in the human body and what is known in May 2003 about the roles it might play.
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Spread the word.... the truth is out there!

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What is clinical endocannabinoid deficiency?

What is clinical endocannabinoid deficiency? | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
Clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CEDC) is a proposed spectrum disorder that has been implicated in a range of illnesses, including fibromyalgia, migraine and irritable bowel syndrome.
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Preventative Heal'th C'are !

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Cannabinoids and the Human Body

Cannabinoids and the Human Body | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
How do cannabinoids benefit you? We take a look at the scientific aspect of the endocannabinoid system.
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The more we know the more we know....

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68 studies on the efficiency of marijuana against cancer

68 studies on the efficiency of marijuana against cancer | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it

 Mechanisms of cannabinoid action against brain tumors

Cancer is a leading cause of death in industrialised countries.

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Epidemiology.... population studies.
count to manage; can't count, can't manage. end of.

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