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Meet the 14-Year-Old Who Helped Legalize Medical Marijuana In New York

New York became the 23rd state in the US to legalize medical marijuana. Though Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill Saturday, it will be at least another 18 months before medical marijuana becomes available in New York for patients, something parents of children in need of the treatment fear.

Is Cannabis A Cure For Cancer?

Does cannabis treat cancer? Does cannabis kill cancer cells? Does it cure cancer?

THC Magazine posed those questions, in that order, to one of the most knowledgeable people on Earth: Dr. Robert Melamede, a University of Colorado biology professor and world-renowned cannabis researcher.

We also painstakingly reviewed dozens of preclinical studies on cannabis. Our goal is to understand whether cannabis could be the kiss of death for cancer, a panacea for the most feared diseases on the planet.

Study: Cannabinoids May Treat Symptoms of MS, ALS, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases

A study published recently in the International Journal of High Risk Behavior and Addiction, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that cannabinoids may treat the symptoms of a large variety of neurodegernative diseases including multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

“The aim of this review is to highlight the role of endocannabinoid system in neurodegenerative diseases”, claims the abstract of the study, which researchers call “a critical analysis of the most recent data currently present in scientific literature on the subject; a qualitative synthesis of only the most significant articles has been performed.”

Mother says medical cannabis cut daughter's seizures 95%

Lawmakers in other parts of the country are watching Colorado to see the impact of its medical marijuana laws.

In the next legislative session in Georgia, lawmakers will take another look at a medical marijuana bill. One of the major voices in that conversation comes from a 4 year old who has just uttered her first word.

She did it in Colorado.

Study: Habitual Marijuana Smoking Not Associated With Increased Risk Of Lung Cancer

Toronto, Canada: Subjects who regularly inhale cannabis smoke possess no greater risk of contracting lung cancer than do those who consume it occasionally or not at all, according to data published online ahead of print in the International Journal of Cancer.

An international team of investigators from Canada, New Zealand, Great Britian, and the United States analyzed data from six case-control studies involving over 5,000 subjects (2,159 cases and 2,985 controls) from around the world.

Authors concluded, "Results from our pooled analyses provide little evidence for an increased risk of lung cancer among habitual or long-term cannabis smokers."

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