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Brain researcher cautions against suggestions cannabis causes schizophrenia

Matthew Hill, of the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute has published a Perspective piece in the journal Nature voicing his concerns about other academics and journalists who suggest that cannabis use causes schizophrenia.

National Cancer Institute Finally Concedes: ‘Cannabis Kills Cancer’

For far too long we have been told about the “dangers” of cannabis. That it is an illegal drug that can cause us harm. However, the United States government is finally owning up to the benefits of cannabis.

Cannabis advocate Morgan Freeman converts his 124-acre ranch into bee refuge to combat colony collapse crisis

By Huff: (NaturalNews) He might have just turned 78 years old on June 1, but actor and celebrity activist Morgan Freeman isn't planning to fade away into retirement anytime soon. These days, the longtime cannabis advocate is busy maintaining his vast bee refuge in rural Mississippi, which he reportedly converted from a 124-acre ranch in an effort to combat the global crisis of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).

Study: cannabis among safest therapeutic substances; alcohol more dangerous than heroin and cocaine

By Benson: (NaturalNews) The hypocrisy of many prohibitionists who condemn legal cannabis by day while imbibing on beer, wine and liquor by night was highlighted recently after researchers demonstrated that alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs available, exceeding both cocaine and heroin in terms of mortality risk.

Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide

By Benson: (NaturalNews) The therapeutic potential of cannabis appears limitless, extending far beyond just relieving nausea or pain in the terminally ill. Christina Sanchez, a molecular biologist from Compultense University in Madrid, Spain, has been studying the molecular activity of cannabinoids for more than 10 years, and during this time she and her colleagues have learned that tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the primary psychoactive component of cannabis, induces tumor cell "suicide" while leaving healthy cells alone.

Update on 80-year-old Stan Rutner's cancer cannabis cure while in hospice


On November 18, 2013, an article reporting an amazing cannabis cure on a Californian approaching 80 years of age was published. The older gentleman's name is Stan Rutner. It was an amazing story because of Stan's condition.

THC in cannabis shown to help prevent spread of HIV: study


Should it ever be withdrawn from the federal government's most restrictive list of "dangerous drugs" and instead be treated as the honest medicine that it truly is, marijuana, or more properly cannabis, would almost surely put the pharmaceutical industry out of business. There are a number of reasons for this, and one of them has to do with how cannabis can help prevent the spread of HIV in test-positive patients without causing harmful side effects.

Cannabis compound relieves pain from osteoarthritis


Pain from osteoarthritis leaves many debilitated due to stiff and swollen joints. While prescriptions are readily available for osteoarthritis sufferers, they often leave patients with the choice of living between two worlds: If they take prescription pills, they may live with less physical pain yet suffer from the wide array of side effects that pharmaceuticals are equipped with. If they choose not to take prescriptions due to side effects, they will live in the chronic physical pain caused by osteoarthritis. Basically, they are forced to choose between one form of pain or another. However, this may not be the case for much longer.

Cannabis kicks Lyme disease to the curb


Lyme disease has been controversial for some years. Many medical practitioners misdiagnose it, while several think that it's mental. With Lyme disease, there are so many symptoms, so many debilitating, agonizing manifestations, that it's often misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, lupus or a mental issue.

Shona Banda cured her terminal Crohn's disease with cannabis


Crohn's disease can affect the entire gastrointestinal tract, not just the bowel. And unlike ulcerative colitis, it can affect the entire thickness of the bowels, not just the inner lining. Western medicine is just beginning to discover what Chinese and Ayurveda medicine has known for centuries: All health begins or ends in the gut.