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Study: Medical marijuana compound can help treat breast cancer

In Cancer, Top Stories by Walter McDaniel

Recent findings published in the British Journal of Pharmacology have shown that treatment with CBD (cannabidiol) compounds found in marijuana may reduce the spread of breast cancer throughout the body by up to 75%. In all the studies mentioned in this article, the scientists used mice with different cancers and injected or otherwise gave them quantities of medical marijuana compounds. …

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Why the NFL is slowly embracing medical marijuana

In Feature Stories, Research Topics by Kay Mathews

NFL players want medical marijuana, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he’ll consider medical experts’ advice on the issue, and now Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters he supports athletes using medical marijuana. Will we soon see the NFL exempting medical marijuana from its drug ban policy? The buzz began when Howard Bryant, senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The …

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Survey: Patients prefer natural medical marijuana over marijuana pharmaceuticals

In Feature Stories by David Silverberg

A new study found medical marijuana patients are more satisifed with natural cannabis compared to pharmaceutical-based marijuana products. According to new research published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, patients are more satisfied overall with natural cannabis. Pharmaceutical preparations only scored higher in 1 of 9 categories measured, which was “ease of preparation and intake,” as the survey suggested. Patients seem to …

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How medical marijuana helps MS sufferers

In Feature Stories by Dave Gordon

Marijuana’s health benefits extend to people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS), but how exactly do these patients see their symptoms lessen with medical cannabis? Here, The Medical Marijuana Review shares stories from MS sufferers who couldn’t picture life without marijuana as medicine. Diagnosed with chronic progressive MS in 1992 at the age of 28, wheelchair-bound Alison Myrden says that no …

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Global Report: United Kingdom

In Feature Stories, Global by Dr. Tim Sandle, Ph.D.

Despite a long association of cannabis use in the U.K. as a lifestyle drug, marijuana has remained illegal, classified as a Class B drug (the second most dangerous group of controlled drugs). In the U.S., cannabis is a Schedule I drug, the only category of controlled substances that may not be prescribed by a physician The illegal status has, for …