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Medical Marijuana

Shock study: Medical marijuana DECREASES violent crime, homicides and assault


If you've ever seen any unintentionally comedic clips from the old propaganda movie Reefer Madness, you'll witness a mindset that persists today. This mindset is most prevalent among those with vested interests: the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) -- which includes the DEA -- most police unions and the private prison system.

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.

Illinois proposes 'legalizing' medical marijuna as long as patients surrender Second Amendment rights


Lawmakers from the state of Illinois have proposed new medical marijuana rules that coerce patients to surrender their Second Amendment right in the application process.

Oregon House Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana in State; Roll out Expected by March 2014


Medical marijuana advocates rejoice as the Oregon House passes a bill legalizing medical marijuana retail establishments. The bill is now on its way to the governor’s desk.

Cannabinoid receptors give cells the tools they need to defend against HIV infection

Researchers have reported that when healthy cells were placed in a sample dish with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), along with a dose of cannabinoids, the cells, which normally would rather quickly become infected, simply denied entry to the virus, and responded as if it were not a threat at all.