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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.

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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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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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Pharmacology: Cannabis in neurology—a potted review - Nature.com

Pharmacology: Cannabis in neurology—a potted review
Nature.com
Discovery of the endogenous cannabinoid signalling system unleashed substantial new research into several neurological conditions.
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Nature (magazine) covers Pot cannabinoids

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Cannabis Research – Compiled List of Cannabinoid Studies [JULY 2014]

Cannabis Research – Compiled List of Cannabinoid Studies [JULY 2014] | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
Source (#Cannabis Research – Compiled List of Cannabinoid Studies [JULY 2014] http://t.co/pYULNd29Xn)
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Its not like we know nothing about cannabinoids.... we know less about ASPRIN

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Naturally Splendid seeks opportunities in hemp-based cannabinoid space

Naturally Splendid seeks opportunities in hemp-based cannabinoid space | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
Naturally Splendid (CVE:NSP) shares were on the rise Thursday after the company announced it is now evaluating commercial opportunities in the areas of industrial hemp and extracted cannabinoids for the creation of branded nutraceutical products. ...
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'evaluating commercial opportunities in the areas of industrial hemp and extracted cannabinoids for the creation of branded nutraceutical products. .."  - no, cant be?  people actually want to pay for this as a food!  No way.... Dont tell the New Zealand Minister of Justice!

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Study: Alcohol, Not cannabis, Linked To Psychosis

Study: Alcohol, Not cannabis, Linked To Psychosis | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it

"which suggests cannabis is not the causes of such illnesses. In fact, evidence is strongly pointing to the notion that the onset of psychosis is largely down to hereditary factors, largely shifting the blame from drugs altogether."

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If cannabis was the primary recreational psychoactive to cause mental health issues New Zealand would be a mad house.... 

The more plausible explanation is to be found elsewhere.

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MildGreen Initiative's curator insight, June 22, 2014 9:14 AM

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If cannabis was the primary recreational psychoactive to cause mental health issues New Zealand would be a mad house.... 

The more plausible explanation is to be found elsewhere

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Key nursing union backs medicinal cannabis (NSW)

Key nursing union backs medicinal cannabis (NSW) | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
NSW's nursing and midwife union has taken the controversial step of supporting medicinal cannabis use.

Via ReGenUC
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It would have been controversial if the Midwives had advocated criminal sanction. 

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MildGreen Initiative's curator insight, June 17, 2014 6:48 PM

It would have been more controversial if the Midwives had advocated criminal sanction. 

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Mr. Stinky's Green Garden: What is Cannabinoid Deficiency?

Mr. Stinky's Green Garden: What is Cannabinoid Deficiency? | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it

What is Cannabinoid Deficiency? (Cannabinoid-Defizienz* als Krankheitsbild.
*Unterversorgung
RT @CarverJohns: What is Cannabinoid Deficiency?

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How about....  not enough cannabis?

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CannaDx™ Sensor - A Cannabinoids portable analyser for medicinal cannabis users coming soon

CannaDx™ Sensor - A Cannabinoids portable analyser for medicinal cannabis users coming soon | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it

The Canna Sensor will be programmed to test for the presence of the most important compounds of interest in Cannabis, including THC and CBD. Using the associated App, MyDx will allow patients to track how each marijuana strain is making them feel or helping them relieve, based on the chemical composition of the plant.


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MildGreen Initiative's insight:

Primary healthcare, taking primary responsibility for your health with some informed consent. So remind us again where Police and Prisons fit in this picture Mr Ryall? If the national drug policy review doesn't cover this anomaly it is no review at all!

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Julian's curator insight, February 4, 2014 1:05 AM

Drug testing kits to help users not law enforcers - I like that!

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Professor Raphael Mechoulam, The Father Of Cannabinoid Research – Jewish Business News

Professor Raphael Mechoulam, The Father Of Cannabinoid Research – Jewish Business News | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
Professor Raphael Mechoulam, The Father Of Cannabinoid Research – Jewish Business News http://t.co/uS1aX7iZvJ
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One of my heroes of modern science and medicine...

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New Research Shows Marijuana's CBD Cannabinoid Found To ...

New Research Shows Marijuana's CBD Cannabinoid Found To ... | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it

New Research Shows Marijuana's CBD Cannabinoid Found To Inhibit Colon Cancer Cells.

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While conducting the study, it was found that; “CBD reduced cell proliferation in tumoral, but not in healthy, cells. In vivo, CBD reduced AOM-induced preneoplastic lesions and polyps as well as tumour growth in the xenograft model of colon cancer.”

 

The researchers surmised that the “CBD cannabinoid attenuates colon carcinogenesis and inhibits colorectal cancer cell proliferation via CB1 and CB2 receptor activation. The results may have some clinical relevance for the use of Cannabis-based medicines in cancer patients.”

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Marijuana for Arthritis Pain: New Study Explains Why - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Marijuana for Arthritis Pain: New Study Explains Why - San Francisco Chronicle (blog) | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) Marijuana for Arthritis Pain: New Study Explains Why San Francisco Chronicle (blog) About a third of Canadians on medical cannabis use it for arthritis, now new research shows why pot might be useful for the painful...
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Joint therapy! 

 

Improve circulation, reduce inflamatory response, feel better.

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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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Everything you need to know about CBC, the marijuana cannabinoid you never heard of

Everything you need to know about CBC, the marijuana cannabinoid you never heard of | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
The marijuana cannabinoid Cannabichromene (CBC) is a quiet presence in the scientific conversation about cannabis.
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The calming drug.... (looks better than Valium)

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A citizen's guide to cannabinoids (2011)

A citizen's guide to cannabinoids (2011) 7thSpace Interactive (press release) In Homeostatic Cannabinoid Science ~ ten science articles are noted on homeostasis and the cannabinoid system.

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Alzheimer’s, Cancer and Homeostatic Cannabinoid Science ~

Alzheimer’s, Cancer and Homeostatic Cannabinoid Science ~ | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it

Homeostatic cannabinoid science roundup.

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Educated Cannabinoid Crusaders : Could cannabis be an essential nutrient? - Cannabis Digest

Educated Cannabinoid Crusaders : Could cannabis be an essential nutrient? - Cannabis Digest | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
  Could cannabis be an essential nutrient?
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If the body needs something, feed it. 
To fail to do so is neglect. 

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Key nursing union backs medicinal cannabis (NSW)

Key nursing union backs medicinal cannabis (NSW) | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
NSW's nursing and midwife union has taken the controversial step of supporting medicinal cannabis use.

Via ReGenUC
MildGreen Initiative's insight:

It would have been more controversial if the Midwives had advocated criminal sanction. 

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MildGreen Initiative's curator insight, June 17, 2014 6:45 PM

It would have been controversial if the Midwives had advocated criminal sanction. 

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New Zealand research confirms synthetic cannabis is low risk

New Zealand research confirms synthetic cannabis is low risk | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
We are calling for an end to the discrimination against consumers of low risk psychoactive products #nzlegalhighs http://t.co/umUlWqyuu3
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Media clamouring for emotional stories that are at odds with the science is understanding, if only they would give balance to that report.

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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 (Human Cannabinoid Receptor Function Is Altered By A Nutrionally Deficient Diet | ©...
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So all this time, people who like and consume cannabis, even recreationally have indeed been using it medicinally.... and the 'munchies' is just listening to our bodies needs. ? 

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Cannabis Science - Cannabinoid Compounds Documentary.

Cannabis Science - Cannabinoid Compounds  [drugs pharmacy] 

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I spent several days with the folk at Cannabis Science Inc. in Colorado Springs. This is Gods work!  

 

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Cannabinoid may ease epileptic seizures | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Cannabinoid may ease epileptic seizures | The Daily Utah Chronicle | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
Cannabidiol is one of the many cannabinoids found in the plant and is used in products known as Realm Oils, which is a cannabis extract that is low in THC and high in CBD. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive ...
MildGreen Initiative's insight:

I had a friend for whom epilepsy cost him his life... his (access to) cannabis was his lifeline to normality. Why is Human Rights and Disability Law discarded, because of an artificial and dubious classification of a plant....??

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Cannabis May Prevent Erectile Dysfunction Caused By High Cholesterol - The Weed Blog (blog)

Cannabis May Prevent Erectile Dysfunction Caused By High Cholesterol - The Weed Blog (blog) | Cannabinoid Issues | Scoop.it
The Weed Blog (blog) Cannabis May Prevent Erectile Dysfunction Caused By High Cholesterol The Weed Blog (blog) An interesting new study published by the journal Clinicaland Developmental Immunology and the National Institute of Health has found...
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Why is it so HARD to understand that a drug that enhances touch, feel, sound, smell and vision might be good for getting a stiffie! Unless it was matter of religiosity, morality or just plain guilt, no other drug intervention releases pent up 'values' without the downsides (other than arrest) and other contra indications. It even displaces alcohol, a major bummer when it comes to sexual fulfilment and long term sexual health.

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