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Taxpayers Funding Heroin Vaccine as Govt Keeps Cannabis Solution to Opioid Crisis Illegal

Taxpayers Funding Heroin Vaccine as Govt Keeps Cannabis Solution to Opioid Crisis Illegal

Source: The Free Thought Project By Justin Gardnern July 9, 2017

The feds gladly fund development of anti-opioid vaccines for Big Pharma profits, but continue the war on a plant that is already proven to reduce opioid use.

After 20 years of patented opioid painkillers flooding America thanks to the pharmaceutical industry and careless doctors, the United States finds itself in a raging opioid epidemic.

The numbers are telling: 80 percent of the global opioid supply is consumed in the U.S., representing about 300 million prescriptions in 2015 alone or “enough drugs to give every single American 64 Percocets or Vicodin.

As pain pill prescriptions have surged, overdose deaths from these legal drugs now total about 15,000 every year. When people can’t afford patented pills anymore, they turn to heroin, which killed almost 13,000 people in 2015—a 23 percent increase in one year. . . . Read Complete Report


Confirmed: Opioid Use Plummets in States with Legal Cannabis, and How Govt Ignores this Truth

Source: The Free Thought Project  By Justin Gardner  

Yesterday we reported how Congress’ “opioid bill,” or Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA), was a hollow achievement, as it ignored medical cannabis alternatives and said nothing about the role of Big Pharma in the opioid abuse epidemic

Among the information missing from the conversation was an eye-opening study done last year. A JAMA Internal Medicine study looked at ten years of data in all 50 states, concluding that states with medical cannabis laws had significantly lower rates of opioid overdose mortality. . . . Read Complete Report


Why Big Pharma is Blocking Marijuana Legalization in Arizona

YouTube ~ RT America Published on Apr 13, 2017

Mike Papantonio discusses the reasons why the marijuana legalization effort failed in Arizona and speaks with Justin Strekal, Political Director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, about what pharmaceutical companies have to gain from keeping marijuana illegal.

Medical marijuana research comes out of the shadows

PBS NewsHour Published on Jul 14, 2016
It was an unprecedented meeting of the minds and it happened at Harvard Medical School. The subject of April’s confab? Medical cannabis. Researchers suspect cannabis can do so many things, from fighting cancer to easing concussions and Crohn’s disease. There are still tight restrictions but weed is increasingly coming into the scientific mainstream. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.

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NEW Study: Smoked Cannabis Reduces Some Symptoms Of Multiple Sclerosis

from Nano Patents and Innovations

 Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A clinical study of 30 adult patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) at the University of California, San Diego Schoolof Medicine has shown that smoked cannabis may be an effective treatment for spasticity – a common and disabling symptom of this neurological disease.The placebo-controlled trial also resulted in reduced perception of pain, although participants also reported short-term, adverse cognitive effects and increased fatigue. The study will be published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on May 14. . . . Read Complete Report

Latest Scientific Findings: Casual Marijuana Smoking Not Harmful to Lungs

from Scientific American

By Christopher Wanjek and LiveScience Bad Science Columnist  | January 10, 2012 |

It wouldn’t have mattered if Bill Clinton inhaled, as far as his lungs are concerned. Smoking up to a joint per day doesn’t seem to decrease lung function, according to a study published in Jan. 11 edition of Journal of the American Medical Association.

In fact, occasional marijuana use was associated with slight increases in lung airflow rates and increases in lung volume, the study found. . . Complete Report