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Poland’s rapper MP unveils bill on medical marijuana

  Warsaw (AFP) - A Polish rapper-turned-politician on Monday presented a draft bill on legalising medical marijuana in an EU nation where two-thirds of people back the idea."This draft crowns everything I've said over the years, especially during the election campaign," said MP Piotr Liroy-Marzec, better known by his stage name Liroy, who pioneered Poland's rap scene in the 1990s. ...
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Helen Kelly on Checkpoint with John Campbell

After a lifetime fighting for the unions, Helen Kelly is now a passionate advocate for medical cannabis after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. She tells John Campbell she still has a few battles left to fight.Watch John Campbell's full interview with Helen Kelly here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFKteXQ4mpc Ms Kelly stood down from her role as president of the Council ...
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Cannabis Or Pain Killers? A Chicago Doctor Makes A Compelling Argument

I have been a practicing physician in the Chicago land area for more than 30 years with a specialty in pain medicine. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention draws attention to the fact that Illinois must allow patients the opportunity to choose cannabis over highly addictive and sometimes deadly prescription drugs.Opioids and narcotics remain the primary drugs for ...
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Nick Clegg: Give doctors the right to prescribe cannabis for those in real pain

Imagine being in constant pain, so much so that you can’t work, you can’t walk around town, you can’t lift things, you can’t even find a restful position to sleep in. Imagine that every medicine your doctor prescribes to you is either too weak to make a difference or comes with crippling side effects.Now imagine knowing there is a medicine available that can ease your pain, allow you to work, ...
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Medicinal Cannabis, its not Brain Surgery…..

Just a a quick post today. MCANZ has heard second hand anecdotal stories from an NZ Refugee to Colorado, that CBD rich Cannabis oil has worked on children for seizures where this much more drastic (and rare) procedure has failed.I present to you the most radical and invasive treatment for seizures generated by only part of the brain, the Hemispherectomy.  Judging from this picture, it ...
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Combined effects of HIV and marijuana use on neurocognitive functioning and immune status.

Authors: Thames AD, Mahmood Z, Burggren AC, Karimian A, Kuhn TP. AbstractThe current study examined the independent and combined effects of HIV and marijuana (MJ) use (no use, light use, and moderate-to-heavy use) on neurocognitive functioning among a convenience sample of HIV-positive (HIV+) and HIV-negative (HIV-) individuals recruited from HIV community care clinics and advertisements in the...
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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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Medical Cannabis and the return to work.

Of a particular frustration to the chronic pain community, is those that are able to return to part time work, but have so many flare ups and days off sick that they are not able to work to a schedule, and are unreliable workers in that sense. Most employers balk at the idea of an employee who can’t reliably manage a few short shifts per week, as there is no guarantee when the flare ups of the pai...
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Family time extra special for Guests

It was an emotional and exciting time as Whangarei dad Brendan Guest held his daughter for the first time in a year.Wife Jessika Guest, daughter Jade and son Ethan have been living in Colorado since June last year, so 7-year-old Jade can access medical marijuana to treat the severe epilepsy which saw her having up to 40 seizures a day. But the decision meant Mr Guest had to remain in Whangarei...
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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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