LONDON (Reuters) – Chemicals in cannabis have been found to stop prostate cancer cells from growing in the laboratory, suggesting that cannabis-based medicines could one day help fight the disease, scientists said Wednesday. After working initially with human cancer cell lines, Ines Diaz-Laviada and colleagues from the University of Alcala…

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Sydney, Australia: The elimination of the marijuana metabolite carboxy THC is influenced by the body’s reaction to stress or dieting, according to a forthcoming study in the British Journal of Pharmacology. Investigators at the University of Sydney in Australia reported that rats exposed to the stress hormone ACTH experienced increases…

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Atlanta, GA: State Republican lawmaker Tommy Benton (31st House District) favors “caning” minor marijuana offenders and “executing” those who sell the drug, according to recent correspondences sent by the representative to two of his constituents. In a July 29, 2009 e-mail to a constituent, Rep. Benton wrote: “Thanks for the…

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ABC News Medical Unit posted a story last week about possible uses of Steve Kubby’s cannabis lozenge to treat flu, and this week 2008 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential candidate Wayne Root made available an excerpt from his book passionately criticizing the prosecution of his 2008 LP rival Kubby on charges…

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DEA Says Agents Seized 100 Pounds of Marijuana, 200 Plants and $100K (AP)  Officials say federal and local agents raided two medical marijuana dispensaries in the Los Angeles area and arrested the owner. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office says drug task force agents served a state search warrant…

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NEW YORK (CNN) — Cigarettes kill; 400,000 people die prematurely every year from smoking. When we analyze the harm from drugs, there is no doubt that cigarettes are the worst. They kill more people than cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and all other illegal drugs combined. More than 800,000 people are arrested…

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