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by Miranda LaSala, content editor at PurringPal.com

Marijuana is, up to this date, a controversial topic. Its medicinal properties and effects on humans have gained attention that resulted in various studies. Such is not the same when it comes to animals – probably because of the lack of laws that allows veterinarians to legally practice […]

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February 4, 2015 (Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Will Dunham)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States’ top doctor said that medical marijuana can help some patients in comments on Wednesday that may boost pressure on the Justice Department to redesignate the drug under federal law.

In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” U.S. […]

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Medical Marijuana for Kids?

On February 28, 2014 By

Cannabis has brought relief to children suffering from cancer and other serious ailments, but getting access is often limited by considerable regulatory hurdles.

From the article by Aimee Swartz, The Scientist Magazine | July 17, 2013

Lauren Scott has been fighting undifferentiated soft tissue sarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, for more than 3 years. […]

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 by Joe Martino – February 10, 2014

A recent study reveals that cannabis taken orally in the form of what is called ‘hemp oil’ can be an effective treatment for Leukemia and possibly other cancers.

The case study examines a teenage female who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia with a Philadelphia chromosome mutation. This mutation […]

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Medical marijuana is now legal in 18 states, but it’s clear we’ve discovered a fraction of its potential for health.

By Allan Badiner / AlterNet

There are now legal medical cannabis programs in 18 states plus Washington, DC, with pot fully legal for adults in two other states. Ironically, however, the actual healing power of the […]

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My Turn
By Dr. Gina Mecagni, Fri Nov 22, 2013

 

As medical students at Georgetown University, we were indoctrinated with the traditions and values of our attending physicians. It was there that I was taught how to care for patients. It was there that I first heard and would hear repeatedly throughout my […]

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A new study shows Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol is protective through PPARγ dependent mitochondrial biogenesis in a cell culture model of Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

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Posted by Johnny Green  on August 17, 2012

Depending on one’s experience within the realm of cannabis consumption, some may never have heard of vaporizing.

Vaporizing is a common technique for consuming marijuana, while at the same time negating many irritating respiratory toxins that exists within the grown marijuana flower and are released when smoked. Conversely, […]

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By MEGGIE KESSLER, dailywildcat.com, September 19, 2013

Despite a law legalizing medical marijuana research in state universities on Friday, researchers say they doubt they’ll be able to conduct studies anytime soon.

Because the National Institute on Drug Abuse is the only agency federally approved to grow marijuana and sell it for research purposes, according to […]

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Cannabigerol (CBG) is the “stem cell” for many of the chemicals in marijuana, including THC and CBD. It also has a number of medical properties that researchers are just starting to uncover.

Cannabigerol happens to be responsible for most of marijuana’s medical effects, but many aren’t aware that this chemical even exists. That’s because […]

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