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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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CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta cuts through the smoke and travels around the world to uncover the highs and lows of cannabis.  Source: CNN – August 11, 2013

Join Americans for Safe Access as they continue the discussion begun by CNN and Dr. Sanjay Gupta documentary “WEED”.
The Google Hangout featured many of […]

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taken from the article by Chris Weller | Jul 18, 2013

Crohn’s disease, one of several inflammatory bowel diseases, achieved “complete remission” in nearly half the subjects of one study that were exposed to smoking medical marijuana on a regular basis.

Published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the study examined the effects of consistent marijuana use on Crohn’s […]

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By Saundra Young, CNN
Wed August 7, 2013

(CNN) — By most standards Matt and Paige Figi were living the American dream. They met at Colorado State University, where they shared a love of the outdoors. After getting married, the couple bought a house and planned to travel the world.

They did travel, but their […]

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Arizona has one of the most up-to-date and tightly regulated Medical Marijuana Programs in the country. The state has learned from the “Wild-West” MMJ states like California & Colorado, and designed a very efficient and tightly regulated industry for “ganjapreneurs” to compete in. Having these strict guidelines to abide by works in favor […]

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By Ryan Jaslow  |  Published in CBSNews.com

Israeli scientists have reportedly created a new strain of marijuana with a catch: You won’t get high from smoking it.

Reuters reports that Galilee-based company Tikun Olam has developed a marijuana strain called Avidekel that can be used medicinally to alleviate nausea, pain and other symptoms doctors may […]

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By GUSTIN L. REICHBACH Published: May 16, 2012

THREE and a half years ago, on my 62nd birthday, doctors discovered a mass on my pancreas. It turned out to be Stage 3 pancreatic cancer. I was told I would be dead in four to six months. Today I am in that rare coterie of people […]

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By Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Published: May 14, 2012

Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Planner

This report is part of a 12-month Clinical Context series.

Smoking marijuana cuts spasticity and pain that’s resistant to […]

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Researchers in Spain have discovered that a cannabis extract makes brain tumors shrink by halting the growth of blood vessels that supply the tumors with life. Cannabis has chemicals called cannabinoids, these are the chemicals that could effectively starve tumors to death, say the researchers.

The study was carried out at the Complutense University, […]

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