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2012-02-25 08:00:00

Halent Laboratories has made some remarkable discoveries in the last year, including several new strains that contain high levels of the compounds CBD and THCV–strains in high demand among medical cannabis patients. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2012 Halent Laboratories, a Bay Area cannabis testing lab, has only been testing medicinal cannabis samples for about a year, but has already found some startling new results. The lab has identified several strains containing...

Cannabis Based Medicines Being Tested, Wait for FDA Approval
2012-01-23 09:03:34

The UK-based pharmaceutical company, GW Pharma, is testing medicines derived from cannabis in anticipation of a relaxation of federal laws banning the plant from American pharmacy shelves. Advanced clinical trials are underway for a mouth spray for lessening cancer pain developed from raw marijuana. FDA approval is expected by the end of next year, reports Claire Bates for the Daily Mail UK. The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) categorizes pot as a dangerous drug with no medical...

2012-01-22 08:00:00

Under the influence of America´s revolutionary ideals, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, a group of writers, using the pen name "Publius", have released a new book. The Cannabis Papers: a citizen´s guide to cannabinoids, details how cannabis (marijuana) and cannabinoids are fundamental to life. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) January 22, 2012 Science provides evidence that cannabinoids modulate life; it is also true that cannabis (marijuana) makes cannabinoids. A new book, The...

2012-01-06 06:11:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — In the 80s, there was a commercial that aired constantly of a cracked egg being cooked in a frying pan, and then, there was the voice-over, "This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs; any questions?" Different ingredients found in marijuana appear to affect regions of the brain differently during processing functions involving responses to certain visual stimuli and tasks; thus leading to hallucinations. Sagnik Bhattacharyya, M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D, at the...

Marijuana Component Could Help Ease Pain From Chemotherapy Drugs
2011-10-07 03:56:16

A chemical component of the marijuana plant could prevent the onset of pain associated with drugs used in chemo therapy, particularly in breast cancer patients, according to researchers at Temple University's School of Pharmacy. The researchers published their findings, "Cannabidiol Prevents the Development of Cold and Mechanical Allodynia in Paclitaxel-Treated Female C57Bl6 Mice," in the journal Anesthesia and Analgesia. The researchers developed animal models and tested the ability of...

2011-09-10 07:00:00

Medical cannabis collective holds much needed blood drive for Bay Area residents. San Jose, Calif (PRWEB) September 10, 2011 On Labor Day weekend collective members and the public turned out for HPMIâs first and San Joseâs first cannabis collective blood drive. With 114 people who signed up to donate, collectively HPMIâs drive will save 226 lives. Every person who donates a pint of blood saves three lives. âœThis was history...

2011-08-31 11:25:55

Scientists today reported development of much needed new tests to help cope with a wave of deaths, emergency room visits and other problems from a new genre of designer drugs sold legally in stores and online that mimic the effects of cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana. They spoke at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), being held here this week. The reports, among more than 7,500 on the ACS agenda, focus on drugs sold as "bath salts," "plant...

2011-08-20 07:00:00

Cannabis collective to have booth at San Jose's 36th annual Pride Festival San Jose, Calif (PRWEB) August 20, 2011 As San Jose's first cannabis collective, HPMI will show support to the GLBTQA (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allies) community by hosting a themed booth for event goers of the San Jose Pride Festival held at Discovery Meadow at Guadalupe River Park on Aug. 21-22. "As a collective consisting of people with various medical problems that are helped by cannabis,...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'