Hemp Oil as a cure for cancer?

30 09 2008

The special medicinal qualities of Hemp Oil are discussed in the following video. The story almost sounds to good to be true, however the fact of the matter is that Hemp Oil has many uses which modern medicine seems to have overlooked.

Even if you are a bit sceptical towards these kind of miracle stories, if even half of the stories in this video are true we seriously should be looking into the medicinal applications of Hemp Oil.

Ron Paul speaks up against the cannabis prohabition

19 09 2008

This particular video features former presidential candidate Ron Paul. He has some controversial ideas on US foreign and domestic policy. We don’t agree with all of his ideas, but we certainly agree with his ideas on the insanity of Cannabis prohibition. Have a look at this video:

Swiss Cannabis legalisation referendum

15 09 2008

On November 30th a referendum will be held among the people of Switzerland about whether to completely legalize possession, sale, and cultivation of cannabis. The initiative is titled: “For a sensible cannabis policy with effective protection of the youth”. (in German: Für eine vernünftige Hanfpolitik mit wirksamem Jugendschutz.)

P.L.R. (liberal-radical party), swiss-socialist party ,Green party and many politicians of popular-democratic party are for “yes” in the referendum of 30 November, 2008 about decriminalisation of use of cannabis.

The message of decriminalisation is clear: the use of cannabis could be dangerous and it is forbidden under 18 years old, but for anyone over 18 it should be a matter of personal responsibility. There will of course be strict regulations, similar to the restrictions on Alcohol and Tabacco.

Many politicians feel that legalisation is the only way to effectively protecting the youth from Cannabis, as current prohibition is clearly not working.

Guerilla growing with the Dutch government

10 09 2008

As you might know the Dutch parlement building has somewhat of a garden. They even have a nice pond (also known as the hofvijver) with an little island in the middle.

You also may have heard about how the Dutch government has been increasingly hostile towards cannabis  over the past years.

These facts inspired a few creative minds and they decided it was time to plant some cannabis on the above mentioned island using a blowpipe and an abundance of cannabis seeds. :)

Have a look at the video Chris Pieplenbosch put on his youtube channel.

Cannabis as an as antibacterial agent?

9 09 2008

Researchers in Italy and Britain have found that the main active ingredient in marijuana — tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC — and related compounds show promise as antibacterial agents, particularly against microbial strains that are already resistant to several classes of drugs.

It has been known for decades that Cannabis sativa has antibacterial properties. Experiments in the 1950s tested various marijuana preparations against skin and other infections, but researchers at the time had little understanding of marijuana’s chemical makeup.

The current research, by Giovanni Appendino of the University of the Eastern Piedmont and colleagues and published in The Journal of Natural Products, looked at the antibacterial activity of the five most common cannabinoids. All were effective against several common multiresistant bacterial strains, although, perhaps understandably, the researchers suggested that the nonpsychotropic cannabinoids might prove more promising for eventual use.

The researchers say they do not know how the cannabinoids work or whether they would be effective, as systemic antibiotics would require much more research and trials. But the compounds may prove useful sooner as a topical agent against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, to prevent the microbes from colonizing on the skin.

Source: nytimes.com

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