Yearly Archives: 2016
Tubingen, Germany: The administration of FDA-approved synthetic THC (dronabinol) induces death in leukemia cell lines and offers a “low-toxic therapy option” for patients with cancer, according to findings published online in the journal BMC Cancer.
German researchers evaluated the impact of dronabinol on leukemia cells. Investigators reported that synthetic THC displayed “remarkable anti-proliferative as well as pro-apoptopic efficacy … in a broad spectrum of acute leukemia cell lines.” These findings “provide a promising rationale for the clinical use of cannabinoids … in distinct entities of acute leukemia,” they concluded.
Preclinical data dating back over four decades has consistently documented the… Continue reading
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla pleased at least 60% of the state this morning with the news that an initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use has qualified for the November 8th general election ballot.
Here is the official summary of the proposed legislation as it will appear in the ballot:
MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Legalizes marijuana and hemp under state law. Designates state agencies to license and regulate marijuana industry. Imposes state excise tax on retail sales of marijuana equal to 15% of sales price, and state cultivation taxes on marijuana of $9.25 per ounce of flowers and… Continue reading
I have just heard the sad news that Howard Marks has passed on, and he will be sorely missed by many, including myself.
Throughout his 70 years, Howard led a very interesting life as a scholar, smuggler, writer, performer and consummate cannabis lover.
Our most grievous condolences go to Howard’s family and friends at this difficult time.
Howard was a counter-culture anti-hero, who touched the hearts and minds of many, throughout his illustrious career as a student/dope smuggler, prisoner, author, lecturer and consummate cannabis enthusiast.
Whatever ‘crimes’ he might have been accused of in his life, and jailed for, just… Continue reading
In 1914 the United States $10 bill featured an image of hemp being harvested in the fields, a symbol of the glorious productivity of our nation at that time.
When I see these images from the past, I realize how long we have suffered from a lack of freedom and education about this plant as a result of its prohibition. Not only prohibited, but demonized since the beginning of the… Continue reading
Political and cannabis activist and currently the director of PROJECT CBD Martin Lee interviews our favourite author, Robert Connell Clarke in this video from a series entitled “Cannabis Conversations.”
When I met Rob Clarke in Amsterdam he was gracious and allowed us to quote freely from his then-recently released book “Hashish.” We reviewed the book and used the quotes in the Charter Edition of the International Cannagraphic which was published in February, 2004.
Check this video out and learn a thing or two about CBD’s from those who know the truth, not the lies.