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Sir Paul Holmes turned to Cannabis before his death: NZ Herald

The late broadcaster Sir Paul Holmes turned to Cannabis before his death, his widow has revealed.Lady Deborah Holmes said her husband was not a drug user but "in the final weeks it was the one thing that could give him peace and comfort".Sir Paul died age 62 in February 2013 after battling heart problems and the return of prostate cancer.His wife told Herald columnist Brian Rudman ...
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Crowe used liquid marijuana: Selvey

Martin Crowe was self-medicating with a cannabis product in the months before his death, a friend of the iconic cricketer has said.The former New Zealand captain and batting great died from cancer at the age of 53 on Thursday, prompting an outpouring of tributes from around the world.Among them, former English cricketer and Guardian commentator Mike Selvey has written a piece for the Briti...
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Low-Dose Cannabinoid Type 2 Receptor Agonist Attenuates Tolerance to Repeated Morphine Administration via Regulating μ-Opioid Receptor Expression in Walker 256 Tumor-Bearing Rats.

Authors:  Zhang M, Wang K, Ma M, Tian S, Wei N, Wang G. Abstract BACKGROUND: Morphine is widely used in patients with moderate and severe cancer pain, whereas the development of drug tolerance remains a major problem associated with opioid use. Previous studies have shown that cannabinoid type 2 (CB2) receptor agonists induce morphine analgesia, attenuate morphine tolerance in normal and neu...
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Grandparents call in lawyers to get terminally ill child medical cannabis

The grandparents of a five-year-old with terminal brain cancer have called in a lawyer after doctors refused to consider medical cannabis to treat the child.In August last year the child was given nine to 12 months to live after being diagnosed with an inoperable tumour on her spinal cord.Photo: AFPHer father also wants her to receive medical cannabis treatment, despite protests ...
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David Bowie’s son reveals he backs medical marijuana – as his cancer-stricken wife finds ‘a world of relief’ through the drug

Film director Duncan Jones has revealed his support for medical marijuana after revealing his beloved wife Rodene has found 'a world of relief' through the drug as she battles breast cancer.Duncan, 41, the son of David Bowie, told how his 33-year-old wife has been using marijuana - which is legal in their home state of California - to ease her pain as she undergoes gruelling chemotherapy treat...
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Helen Kelly calls for referendum on legalising cannabis – One News Interview

Terminally ill former Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly is calling for a referendum at the next general election on legalising cannabis for both medicinal and recreational use.Ms Kelly, who was diagnosed with lung cancer early last year, says she is using cannabis for pain relief and would like it to be available legally."I think if we can have a referendum on the flag - everyon...
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The endocannabinoid system and cancer: therapeutic implication

Authors: Josée Guindon and Andrea G Hohmann AbstractThe endocannabinoid system is implicated in a variety of physiological and pathological conditions (inflammation, immunomodulation, analgesia, cancer and others). The main active ingredient of cannabis, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), produces its effects through activation of CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are expressed at high leve...
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Medical Cannabis and Cancer, a Call for Compassion.

My wife died in 2011 of metastatic breast cancer, she was 40.  She had all the conventional treatments, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy and surgery.  During this time we discovered she was allergic to morphine. She had 5 operations during this period and doctors tried every pharmaceutical flavour of morphine they had to no avail.  Morphine would make my wife very sick and it did not ...
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The Scientist – Are We Missing Something?

“The Scientist” is a documentary that traces the story of Nobel prize nominee Dr Raphael Mechoulam from his early days as a child of the Holocaust in Bulgaria, through his immigration to Israel, and his career as the chief investigator into the chemistry and biology of the world’s most misunderstood plant. Dr. Mechoulam ascertained that THC interacts with the largest receptor system in the human b...
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Jade no longer a ‘floppy noodle’ thanks to medical cannabis

For the first time in her life, 7-year-old Jade Guest is holding on to her mother, giggling, and smiling every day.It's all thanks to a controversial plant and a 7000-kilometre journey that's torn the Guest family apart.The pharmaceuticals Jade was being prescribed in New Zealand had turned her into a zombie, did little to stop her seizures and in some cases made them worse, her mother says....
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