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Giant Bud Banner Half the Size of Football Field Flies Sunday Protesting Hydroponics Industry Cartel Monopoly that's Harming California's Medical Marijuana Patients

Hydroponics Company Flies Banner Half the Size of a Football Field With Giant MARIJUANA BUD to Protest San Francisco Indoor Gardening Expo Censorship that's Hurting Medical Marijuana Patients and Growers In California San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 26, 2009 -- San Franc...

Chemicals in Marijuana Smoke May Harm DNA

Lab tests find cannabis even more toxic than tobacco,, FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- The smoke from cannabis, the plant from which marijuana is derived, contains compounds that can damage DNA and increase the risk of cancer just like tobacco smoke, says a new study from the Unite...

N. California Researchers Testing Whether Marijuana Chemical Can Slow Cancer Growth, With Funding by Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)

Largest Breast Cancer Organization Investing $60 Million to Research Despite Down Economy SAN FRANCISCO , April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Testing whether a powerful ingredient in marijuana can help slow the growth of aggressive breast cancer cells is just one of six Bay Area bre...

Active Ingredient in Marijuana Kills Brain Cancer Cells

Experts say finding worth further study, but patients shouldn't light up just yet WEDNESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- New research out of Spain suggests that THC -- the active ingredient in marijuana -- appears to prompt the death of brain cancer cells. The finding is based on wo...

Heavy marijuana use may damage developing brain in teens, young adults

Adolescents and young adults who are heavy users of marijuana are more likely than non-users to have disrupted brain development, according to a new study. Pediatric researchers found abnormalities in areas of the brain that interconnect brain regions involved in memory, attention, decision-making...

Medicinal Marijuana Eases Neuropathic Pain in HIV

Cannabis was well-tolerated, effective when added to existing meds, study finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Medicinal marijuana helps relieve neuropathic pain in people with HIV, says a University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine study. It included 28 HIV pati...

Drugs With Marijuana Compounds Don't Boost Adverse Events

But Canadian study finds increase in non-serious side effects FRIDAY June 27 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs that contain compounds called cannabinoids from the marijuana plant don't increase the risk of serious side effects but are associated with an increase in some non-serious side effect...

RNC RESPONSE TO OBAMA COMMENTS ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAWS

WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RNC Communications Director Danny Diaz released the following statement today: "Barack Obama's pledge to stop Executive agencies from implementing laws passed by Congress raises serious doubts about his understanding of what the job of the Presid...

Scripps research team wins $4M grant to study effects of chronic marijuana use

Im really excited about the opportunity that this grant offers, says Mason. Its time to get some clarity on how cannabis use impacts cognitive function, induces withdrawal symptoms, and affects the body's stress systems. This is important information. People are deciding every day whether to use o...

Small study shows marijuana does not increase risk of head, neck cancer

Alexandria, VA Smoking marijuana (cannabis) does not increase the users risk of head and neck cancer, according to a new study published in the March 2008 issue of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. The small sample study, authored by researchers from New Zealand and Great Britain, found t...

Drug use trends affect risk of marijuana in deviance prone boys, but not girls

WASHINGTON, DC, March 4, 2008 When national drug use trends among adolescents go up or down, the risk of marijuana use among deviance-prone male youth also goes up or down. Among deviance-prone female youth, it does not, according to a study in the March issue of Prevention Science. The risk of m...

Quitting Marijuana Just as Hard as Quitting Cigarettes

Study found smokers experienced irritability, anger and sleep disturbances FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The effects of withdrawal from marijuana use can be as bad as what people experience when they stop smoking cigarettes, including irritability, anger and trouble sleeping, a ne...

Heavy marijuana use linked to gum disease

DURHAM, N.C. -- Heavy marijuana use has been found to contribute to gum disease, apart from the known effects that tobacco smoke was already known to have. In a group of more than 900 New Zealanders, smoking cannabis more than 40 times a year since age 18 was found to be responsible for more th...

Regular marijuana use increases risk of hepatitis C-related liver damage

Bethesda, MD (Jan. 28, 2008) Patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection should not use marijuana (cannabis) daily, according to a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. Researchers...

College freshmen: pain killers and stimulants less risky than cocaine; more risky than marijuana

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 3, 2008 First year college students believe that occasional nonmedical use of prescription pain killers and stimulants is less risky than cocaine, but more risky than marijuana or consuming five or more alcoholic beverages every weekend, according to a new study published in ...

Schizophrenia linked to dysfunction in molecular brain pathway activated by marijuana

PITTSBURGH, July 7 Alterations in a molecular brain pathway activated by marijuana may contribute to the cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of General Psychiatry , one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Expression of the cannabinoid 1 receptor...

An Alternative to Medicinal Marijuana

Nerve agents stimulated cannabinoid receptors in mice, offering pain relief without side effects SUNDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists think they may have found a way to harness marijuana's medicinal powers without unleashing the plant's memory-robbing properties. But a n...

Drew Carey Defends Medical Marijuana

New Reason.tv video examines the war on drugs and dubious DEA raids on legal medical marijuana dispensaries LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "I think it's clear by now that the federal government needs to reclassify marijuana. People who need it should be able to get it -- safe...

Kelly Clarksons legal Marijuana Cookie Experiment in Amsterdam!

American singer Kelly Clarkson was apparently smart enough to cash in on the Dutch laws. The former American Idol winner admitted that she nibbled on a marijuana cookie while touring in the Netherlands. "It was in Amsterdam. It is legal there, and it is not legal here. I don't ever do ...

Now, It's Possible to Trace Marijuana to Its Roots

Alaska Stable Isotope Facility scientists have claimed that they can trace marijuana to its roots, and are now working on ways to determine whether it was grown indoors or out . According to Matthew Wooller, the director of the facility, the researchers hope to have something more precise i...

Paris Hiltons Customary Marijuana Habit

It seems that Paris Hiltons lie about abstaining from drugs has been nailed . Hilton, who completed her 23-day jail sentence, recently told Larry King during her post-prison interview that she has not used drugs at all. However, multiple sources have confirmed the socialites customa...

Medical Marijuana Activist Drops Lawsuit

Angel Raich, the well-known activist, who had been crusading for the right to use marijuana for medicinal purposes has dropped her lawsuit against the federal government. "I've lost all faith in the judicial system, I don't understand how somebody can lose their constitutional right to life ...

Vaporisers Make Marijuana Safe for Medicinal Use Compared to Smoking

Scientists at San Francisco based the University of California have demonstrated that vaporising cannabis leaves can release the drugs active ingredient just as effectively as burning them, while avoiding the harmful toxins inhaled through smoking it. The results of the pilot study are sig...

Medical Marijuana to Be Legalized

After years of debate, both houses of the Legislature are on the brink of legalizing medical marijuana in New York. The lead sponsor of the Assembly's bill is Manhattan Assemblyman Richard Gottfried , who said, "There are thousands of New Yorkers who suffer from serious medical conditions who could...

Long-term Marijuana Smoking Leads to Respiratory Complaints

Long-term exposure to marijuana smoke is linked to many of the same health problems as tobacco smoke, such as increased respiratory// symptoms like cough, phlegm and wheeze, according to a new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine. Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in ...

Medical Marijuana Not Legal, Say Authorities

This raid is one that has left its victims stoned. Federal agents of Los Angeles’ Drug Enforcement Administration raided eleven //medical marijuana producing establishments Wednesday. The raids are the biggest raids to ever be reported in the county, with agents seizing more than 5000 pounds of...

Teen Marijuana Use Does Not Predict Drug, Alcohol Abuse

A 12-year long study by University of Pittsburgh has suggested that Marijuana is not a “gateway” drug that predicts or eventually leads to substance abuse.//Moreover, the study’s findings call into question the long-held belief that has shaped prevention efforts and governmental policy for six deca...

The Dope on Alzheimer's – Does Marijuana Halt the Progress of Alzheimer's

Marijuana may assist in cutting down the risk of Alzheimer's disease by reducing inflammation in the brain, U.S. researchers said in a recent communiqué. The finding// holds a clue as to the why people who regularly smoked marijuana in the 1960s and 1970s are at a lesser chance of developing Alzhe...

Smoking Marijuana Increases The Risk Of Bladder Cancer

Smoking marijuana causes bladder cancer to appear very early in life. Dr. Martha Terris, urologist at the Medical College of // Georgia in Augusta said that according to the study it was found that several younger patients developed transitional cell carcinoma, all shared a history of marijua...

Adolescent Marijuana Smokers Face Risk Of Developing Schizophrenia

Time and over again, debates have been raised against the link between drug abuse and Schizophrenia. A recent study done by scientists at North Shore University // has found out that use of marijuana could infact aggravate genetic vulnerability to schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a form of me...

E-Mail Affects Brain More Than Marijuana

Today’s technology has replaced the smoking pot and cigar of the 70s. If you want to kill your brain //cells in true 21st-century style, just stay on your cell phone and check your e-mail multiple times over the course of an afternoon. A study commissioned by Hewlett-Packard shows that today's...

Wife May Determine Husband’s Marijuana Use

In the first year of marriage a wife may be able to control how much a husband indulge in drinking //or substance abuse like the use of marijuana. However the reverse may not always be true. Researchers said data collected showed that in the first year of marriage for 20-somethings, husbands w...

FDA Not In Favor Of Legalizing Medical Marijuana

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has categorically ruled out endorsing the use of marijuana for medical purposes.// This decision contradicts an Institute of Medicine report in 1999, which had said that marijuana, also called as pot, was useful in certain conditions like AIDS wasting, chemot...

Fertility Treatment Can Be Affected By The Use Of Marijuana

The use of marijuana’s by couples, or any one partner before fertility treatment could greatly reduce the success of the procedure. This was found according to new studies when compared to couples that did not use it, marijuana is also popularly called as grass. // Dr Hillary Klonoff-Cohen of ...

Cancer Patient to Appeal to SC, Demanding Right to Use Marijuana

Every time the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on medical marijuana, concerns have been raised by justices regarding allowing terminally ill patients to use the drug// to improve the symptoms and perhaps even prolong life. A federal appeals court in California would hear arguments in the recent round ...

Rhode Island legalizes use and possession of Marijuana

Rhode Island is situated in the heart of New England and the Rhode Island House and senate has passed the bill giving permission to patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, AIDS and other chronic // diseases the use and possession of Marijuana to ease pain in these patients. The new bill allows ...

One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers

... "This suggests that adolescents should be routinely screened for prescription painkiller use, particularly those that are regular users of alcohol, marijuana or cigarettes, and those who show signs of psychological distress," he said. "Early identification of individuals at risk, and development of preve...

Narconon Graduate Delivers Drug Education in Florida

...e White House Drug Policy, approximately 11% of Florida high school students reported abusing prescription drugs and 15% of school aged kids have used marijuana in the last 30 day. In addition, 10% of kids ages 12 to 17 reported the use of an illicit drug over a one month period in Florida, showing a great nee...

UB start-up provides innovative digital sperm analysis to infertile couples worldwide

... binding of sperm to the cover of human eggs. She has focused on sperm functioning that can predict whether a man is fertile, as well as on studies on marijuana and methamphetamine -- chemicals that alter sperm fertility. Previously, she was a member of the Norfolk, Va., clinic that performed the first succe...

Understanding the process of homosexual identity formation among Asian and Pacific Islander youth

.... Thus these women compared to heterosexual API women and both heterosexual and homosexual API men had a higher prevalence of tobacco, binge drinking, marijuana and other drugs. The reasons? The API women who were gay were less likely to adhere to traditional family-oriented gender roles, were unable or wi...
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