Nanoparticle Drones To Target Lung Cancer with Radiosensitizers And Cannabinoids

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Wilfred Ngwa1,2*, Rajiv Kumar1,3, Michele Moreau1,2, Raymond Dabney4 and Allen Herman4 1Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States 2University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, United States 3Northeastern University, Boston, MA, United States 4Cannabis Science Inc., Irvine, CA, United States   CALIFORNIA: Nanotechnology has opened up a new, previously unimaginable Read the full article…

Canadian Researchers Identify Genes That Give Cannabis Its Flavor

UBC Scientists id flavor genes

CANADA: University of British Columbia scientists have scanned the genome of cannabis plants to find the genes responsible for giving various strains their lemony, skunky or earthy flavors, an important step for the budding legal cannabis industry. “The goal is to develop well-defined and highly-reproducible cannabis varieties. This is similar to the wine industry, which depends Read the full article…

Pot Research Stalled Even As Legalization Gains Momentum

Despite the growing momentum for pot legalization, marijuana remains one of the most difficult substances to study in the United States.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Speaking by phone, Anthony Fabrizio was on a roll about his career in cannabis research when he suddenly fell silent. You could hear the San Francisco–based research director stammering, then grunting. Silence again. Fabrizio returned to the conversation more than 10 seconds later. He chose his next words gingerly, like someone trying Read the full article…

The DEA: Four Decades Of Impeding And Rejecting Science

The report’s case studies reveal a number of DEA practices that maintain the existing, scientifically unsupported drug scheduling system and obstruct research that might alter current drug schedules.

This report, co-published by DPA and MAPS, illustrates a decades-long pattern of behavior that demonstrates the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) inability to exercise its responsibilities in a fair and impartial manner or to act in accord with the scientific evidence. The report’s case studies reveal a number of DEA practices that maintain the existing, scientifically Read the full article…

Legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t increase use among adolescents, study says

A proposed constitutional amendment from the group ResponsibleOhio would allow Ohioans over 21 to use marijuana, which would be grown and sold by regulated entities operated by 10 individuals.

Parents and physicians concerned about an increase in adolescents’ marijuana use following the legalization of medical marijuana can breathe a sigh of relief. According to a new study at Rhode Island Hospital which compared 20 years worth of data from states with and without medical marijuana laws, legalizing the drug did not lead to increased Read the full article…

Oil Composition Boost Makes Hemp A Cooking Contender

Researchers in the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP) in the Department of Biology at York say that high oleic acid varieties are a major step towards developing hemp as a commercially attractive break crop for cereal farmers. The research is published in Plant Biotechnology Journal.

GREAT BRITAIN:  Scientists at the University of York today report the development of hemp plants with a dramatically increased content of oleic acid. The new oil profile results in an attractive cooking oil that is similar to olive oil in terms of fatty acid content having a much longer shelf life as well as greater Read the full article…

Japanese Study Shows Cannabinoids Inhibit Tumor Growth

JAPAN: In a recent study published in the August edition of the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Japanese researchers found cannabinoids to be useful in battling cancerous tumors. The study was conducted by initiating tumor growth in mice and treating them with synthetic cannabinoids.

Japanese Study Shows Cannabinoids Inhibit Tumor Growth

Phytocannabinoids derived from Cannabis are typically more effective than Synthetic Cannabinoids in clinical trials for medical treatment.

JAPAN: In a recent study published in the August edition of the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Japanese researchers found cannabinoids to be useful in battling cancerous tumors. The study was conducted by initiating tumor growth in mice and treating them with synthetic cannabinoids.

Report is reassuring on marijuana’s effects on lung

The accumulated weight of evidence implies far lower risks for pulmonary complications of even regular heavy use of marijuana

CALIFORNIA: The pulmonary consequences of regularly smoking marijuana are far less than for tobacco, according a review of the published evidence conducted by Dr. Donald P. Tashkin, emeritus professor of medicine and medical director of the pulmonary function laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles.