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How You Can Help The Campaign For Medicinal Cannabis.

If you use cannabis as medicine, joining the Medicinal Users Panel is the most effective thing you can do both to advance the campaign

House of Lords Medicinal Cannabis Debate 23rd June 2015

Overall though this debate was turgid, boring (even for one who is dedicated to the subject) and revealed some dreadful ignorance

What Happened In The House Of Lords About Cannabis?

Wednesday, 17th June 2015, Baroness Molly Meacher asked a question in the House of Lords on the re-scheduling of cannabis

Latest News

Here's What Cannabis Does to Breast Cancer

Here's What Cannabis Does to Breast Cancer (Attn)

Researchers are gaining a more nuanced understanding of how cannabis can help treat these cancers.

US Disabled Iraq War Veteran Facing Life in Prison for Less than an Ounce of Cannabis.

US Disabled Iraq War Veteran Facing Life in Prison for Less than an Ounce of Cannabis. (The Free Thought Project)

Felony cannabis cultivation in Oklahoma carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD calls for decriminalisation of drugs in Ireland

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD calls for decriminalisation of drugs in Ireland (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noDnsxel1BY&app=desktop)

At the 2015 "Support. Don't Punish" event in Ireland on June 26th, Minister for drug strategy, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin spoke about the need to change our thinking on drug laws and pursue a route of decriminalisation.

Teenager given permission to use medical cannabis by New Zealand government dies

Teenager given permission to use medical cannabis by New Zealand government dies (The Independent)

Associate Health Minister, Peter Dunne approved the cannabis-based treatment to be used last month, saying that his decision came down “the dire circumstances and extreme severity of Mr Renton's individual case.”

Cannabis Improves Visual Sensitivity

Cannabis Improves Visual Sensitivity (CannaSOS)

In the 70s, observers reported that Jamaican fisherman who smoked cannabis had better night vision. In 2004, scientific researchers confirmed that the retina is more sensitive to stimulus after cannabis consumption.

Crowds count down to legalization of cannabis in Oregon, then light up

Crowds count down to legalization of cannabis in Oregon, then light up (Reuters)

The legislation opens the way for shops to sell cannabis by next year - though some lawmakers say they will still try to block retail outlets.

Smoking cannabis isn't a gateway to trying harder drugs like cocaine... UNLESS you're a bored teenager, study finds

Smoking cannabis isn't a gateway to trying harder drugs like cocaine... UNLESS you're a bored teenager, study finds (Daily Mail)

Approximately 15,000 high school seniors, aged 17 to 18, take part in the annual Monitoring The Future survey.

Minnesota patients legally acquire cannabis for first time

Minnesota patients legally acquire cannabis for first time (StarTribune)

Minnesota's medical cannabis program is one of the most tightly regulated in the nation, and also the most clinical. Cannabis will be sold only in pills, oils or liquids, not as smokable plant material.

Uruguay Stands Up to UN on Cannabis Legalisation

Uruguay Stands Up to UN on Cannabis Legalisation (PanAm Post)

Juan Andrés Roballo, the president of Uruguay’s National Drug Board (JND) announced he will present a report before the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights defending the country’s regulation of the cannabis market.

Depression and Medical Cannabis

Depression and Medical Cannabis (whaxy)

The plant has shown considerable efficacy for psychological conditions like depression, bi-polar disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).