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New Study: Cannabis May Protect the Brain Against Stress and Stress-Related Disorders

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A new study published in this month’s issue of the journal Neuropsychopharmacology has found that compounds in cannabis may offer protection against chronic stress, including the memory and learning impairment that can come as a result.

“Our findings suggest that cannabinoid receptor activation could represent a novel approach to the treatment of cognitive deficits that accompany a variety of stress-related neuropsychiatric disorders”, concludes the study.

Scientific ban blocks the development of medicinal drugs

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Anti-drug laws are blocking the progress of far-reaching research that can show the therapeutic uses of Psilocybe mushrooms, plants like cannabis and other psychedelia like MDMA. That is what Professor David Nutt contends, after he first sounded the alarm bells on 12 June 2013 in Nature Reviews Neuroscience.

The world-wide drug repression, also called the War on Drugs, is blocking opportunities to perform thorough research into the medicinal qualities of a diverse range of drugs. The British professor David Nutt is the forerunner in the fight to lift this blockade. Nutt is professor of Neuro-psycho pharmacology at Imperial College London, Chairman of the Independent Scientific Drugs Committee and has for years specialised in performing scientific research into the effects of different kinds of drugs and the link with addiction, phobias and depressions.  The professor was also a drug advisor to the English parliament, but after he openly criticised British drug policy and campaigned against the re-classification of cannabis to a class B drug, he was fired in 2009.

New Study: Cannabis Can Inhibit the Pain Associated With Bone Cancer

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A new study conducted by the Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota, and published in the most recent issue of the journal Neuroscience, has found that cannabinoids – compounds found in cannabis such as THC – can stop the pain associated with bone cancer by activating an individual’s cannabinoid receptors.

Cannabis Cures Many Forms of Cancer

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There’s still a lot of confusion across the nation about whether or not marijuana is effective for cancer patients. Odds are you’ve heard something about it but weren’t sure whether the information was reliable or definitive. So, in order to help clear things up, here is a list of studies showing that marijuana cures cancer, categorized by the type of cancers being cured in each study. As you sort through the articles, note that the consistent theme between them is that marijuana shrinks tumors and selectively targets cancer cells. As bills and voter initiatives to legalize medical marijuana spread from state to state, remember that we’re not just talking about mitigating the side effects of chemo (though this is another viable use), we’re talking about curing the cancer itself as well as preventing its spread. I’ve taken the liberty of only including articles from credible scientific journals, removing any biased or otherwise improperly cited studies. Enjoy!