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Human Brains Make Their Own ‘Marijuana’

MarijuanaU.S. and Brazilian scientists have discovered that the brain manufactures proteins that act like marijuana at specific receptors in the brain itself. This discovery may lead to new marijuana-like drugs for managing pain, stimulating appetite, and preventing marijuana abuse. The extracted proteins were then compared with another peptide previously known to bind to, but not activate, the receptor (THC) affected by marijuana. Full Story : ScienceDaily.com….

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Marijuana Chemical May Fight Brain Cancer

MarijuanaThe active chemical in marijuana promotes the death of brain cancer cells by essentially helping them feed upon themselves, researchers in Spain report.The active ingredient in marijuana, THC, causes brain cancer cells to undergo a process called autophagy. Autophagy is the breakdown of a cell that occurs when the cell essentially self-digests. Full Story : Webmd.com…..

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Schwarzenegger: High Time for Marijuana Debate

MarijuanaGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday that California should study other nations’ experiences in legalizing and taxing marijuana, although he is not supporting the idea. He said it’s time to debate proposals such as a bill introduced in the state Legislature earlier this year that would treat marijuana like alcohol. Full Story : Nbclosangeles.com…..

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Medical marijuana requests climb sky high

medical-marijuanaThe number of ailing people turning to medical marijuana to ease their symptoms has spiked this year, say dispensary owners in some of the 13 states where it’s legal. Requests have jumped anywhere from 50 to 300 percent, they say, since President Barack Obama took office and signaled that he won‚Äôt use federal marijuana laws to override state laws as the Bush administration did. Full Story : MSNBC…..

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420 : National Pot Smokers day.

Marijuana April 20th is National Pot Smokers day. Do you know, “four twenty”(420) is a term used in North America as a discreet way to refer to the consumption of Marijuana. Although many diverse theories exist to explain the origin of the term one central root of the phrase stems from a group of guys (Waldo’s) in the 1970’s made 4:20 their official meeting time to smoke marijuana after school. Phrases such as “420 friendly” sometimes appear in roommate advertisements, indicating that the current occupants are tolerant of cannabis users.

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