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    • Simple Jack
      Cannabis may boost the immune system and fight cancer scientists say Cannabis can strengthen the immune system and fight cancer, according to research. Scientists are calling for more studies to be done on humans after studying the cancer-fighting effects of chemicals in the drug. Studies suggest chemicals called phytocannabinoids could stop cancer cells multiplying and spreading, block the blood supply to tumours, and reduce cancer’s ability to survive chemotherapy.   THC – the chemical which gives people a high when they smoke the drug – and others like it could be beneficial, researchers say. The new research review admits cannabis has ‘anti-cancer effects’ and says more research needs to be done in real patients to confirm the findings. This study emerges as the UK Government has today inched closer to legalising medicinal cannabis in the country after years of pressure from campaigners. After reviewing 100 past studies, scientists at Rostock University Medical Centre in Germany have claimed chemicals in cannabis could fight cancer. The researchers say phytocannabinoids – chemicals in the plant – need to be explored more as a source of anti-cancer benefits. While cannabidiol, or CBD, has gained traction as a legitimate alternative medicine in the UK, the psychoactive THC is still outlawed. Levels of THC – short for tetrahydrocannabinol – are how the strength of the drug is measured; it is what gives recreational users a buzz. Previous research has shown cannabis can reduce cancer treatment side effects such as nausea and sickness, but it could also help to directly fight the disease, the study claims. Study author Professor Burkhard Hinz said: ‘There is still a need for additional anti-cancer drugs. ‘Data from [studies] suggest that cannabinoids elicit anti-cancer effects on several levels of cancer progression. ‘Clinical studies are now urgently needed to investigate the impact of cannabinoids on cancer growth and progression in patients.’ Studies have shown cannabinoids may stop cancer cells from dividing and invading normal tissue, and they may block the blood supply to tumours. Researchers say phytocannabinoids in the plant could postively stimulate the brain, immune system and hormone system to fight back against tumours. Data from previous research also suggests cannabinoids can effect and potentially control the way cancer develops resistance to chemotherapy. The fact that researchers have seen effects repeated across a wide range of studies shows the cannabis has a measureable effect that can be repeated, the study said. The study was published in the British Journal of Pharmacology.   https://en.brinkwire.com/health/cannabis-may-boost-the-immune-system-and-fight-cancer-scientists-say/  
    • Simple Jack
      Stoned science: Brit geniuses were massive pot heads   TWO giants of science were huge pot heads, an expert has revealed.   CANNABIS BOMBSHELL: Esteemed scientists Robert Hooke and Robert Boyle were chronic stoners   And Royal Society founders Robert Hooke and Robert Boyle were such fans of weed they were even inspired to eulogise about its effects in lectures.   Hooke is famous for inventing the microscope and discovering plant cells, among his many achievements.   And Robert Boyle was no slouch either, being known as the the first modern chemist.   But the pair shared a shocking secret, they both loved to get high.   “After a little Time he falls asleep, and sleepeth very soundly and quietly; and when he wakes he finds himself mightily refresh’d, and exceeding hungry”   “Both were clearly proponents of cannabis and they knew the drug’s properties from constant research”, explains Liverpool University’s Dr David Harrison in an exclusive interview.   “Hooke and Boyle were, like any early member of the Royal Society, natural philosophers, and they were used to experimenting on themselves first before they put something forward in a lecture arena.   “They viewed drugs in a different manner to today – they were more enlightened in a way, and were interested in the drug’s medicinal properties”, he said.   Harrison’ groundbreaking research has unveiled that 17th century Restoration architect and scientist Hooke was drawn to the drug.   “Like his contemporaries, he was interested in ‘the Physik’ (natural science or medicine) and the effects of various treatments and cures, and this included cannabis”, the expert explains.   Hooke described the psychoactive experience in a incredibly detailed manner, as: “taking away the Memory and Understanding; so that the Patient understands not, nor remembereth any Thing that he seeth, heareth, or doth, in that Extasie.”   Hilariously, he also writes the first ever description of “the munchies” – the side effect of cannabis consumption: “After a little Time he falls asleep, and sleepeth very soundly and quietly; and when he wakes he finds himself mightily refresh’d, and exceeding hungry.”   Historian Harrison outlines how the scientist procured the pot in his book The Genesis of Freemasonry: “His friend, sea captain Robert Knox, bought back from his travels a ‘strange intoxicating herb like hemp’ from one of his trips and gave it to Sir Isaac Newton’s rival, Robert Hooke.”   And as one of the drug’s earliest proponents, the English polymath gave a potted history of the psychoactive plant in a lecture: “It is a certain plant which grows very common in India … … Tis call’d, by the Moors, Gange; by the Chingalese Comsa; and by the Portugals, Bangue.   “The Dose of it is about as much as may fill a common Tobacco-Pipe, the Leaves and Seeds being dried first, and pretty finely powdered.”   As Harrison points out: “This is considered to be “the first detailed description of cannabis in English.”   Not to be outdone, Boyle also recorded the first-hand effects of the drug: “He wrote a to-do list of scientific projects, which categorically proves he obviously knows and enjoys the drug’s qualities”, Harrison exclusively reveals to Daily Star Online.   In one instance the man responsible for Boyle’s Law writes: “Potent Druggs to alter or Exalt Imagination, Waking, Memory, and other functions, and appease pain, procure innocent sleep, harmless dreams, etc.”   Harrison said: “They viewed drugs in a different manner to today – they were more enlightened in a way, and were interested in the drug’s medicinal properties.”   “Boyle and Hook are giants of early science – they were responsible for the formation of the Royal Society and inspired Newtonian natural philosophy.   The founding generation of scientists were, to put it mildly, not afraid of a little self-experimentation.   Most infamously, a youthful Newton thrust a knitting needle behind his eyeball one afternoon, curious about how it would affect his vision, later recalling “there appeared several white, dark and coloured circles.”   In the 1680s, Newton’s friend John Evelyn rubbed his face with a newly discovered luminescent chemical, phosphorus, that made him glow like “the face of the Moone”, seemingly unaware or unconcerned about its potential toxicity.   http://infosurhoy.com/cocoon/saii/xhtml/en_GB/top-stories/stoned-science-brit-geniuses-were-massive-pot-heads/  
    • 80085
      Ah nice @Jibba jabba how have you find the purps#1? The buds looking and smelly nice? Looking forward to see her flower that's where an average plant can become a winner 
    • Simple Jack
      Hundreds came to support Green Pride   The aroma of cannabis hung over at Preston Park on Saturday (July 21) as hundreds gathered for Green Pride to protest against the existing UK legislation that criminalises the class B drug.   CBD shop owners, and people of different ages and all walks of life gathered at the event to show their support for decriminalising cannabis, arguing it is an effective medicinal product.   Rob Davidson, 24, chairman of Brighton Cannabis Club and Green Pride event organiser, said: “This protest was inspired by the Seattle Hemp Fest and Vancouver 420. Cannabis has become decriminalised and legalised in these cities over the last five years, in part due to the efforts of the organisers of this protest.   “Events like this were fundamental in raising awareness about prohibition’s harms and in bringing the budding cannabis community and culture out of hiding.   “Green Pride also aims to make a difference in the UK and open up the debate around changing cannabis laws. It started in 2014 with a small number of protesters, about 100 and has grown hugely since then.   “Last year, we had 25 stalls and more than 3,500 people in attendance. Green Pride 2018 will be our biggest yet, with twice the number of stalls and people expected to have attended by the end of the day. This year we are also sponsored by businesses such as CBD Brothers, Quintessential and Seedsman.”   People came from different parts of the country to support Green Pride.   Liam Crute, 28, from Portsmouth, said: “I use cannabis for my illness and it has been very beneficial. When I used prescribed medication, I experienced a lot of side-effects like drowsiness. I felt like a zombie.   “It affects my sleeping patterns. I would fall asleep at 11am and wake up at 5pm. At the end of the day, too many chemicals aren’t good for you. At least cannabis is natural and I feel more relaxed. There’s no side-effects.”   Nyle Tasker-Jones, 24, from Birmingham, has about seven years to live according to doctors. To get by, he and his twin brother use cannabis to ease their condition.   He said: “My dad has to buy the drug for us. Every time he does it, he is breaking the law but it shouldn’t be this way, dad is just trying to help us.   “Because it is illegal in the UK, people have to buy them on the black market but you don’t even know the quality you are getting.   “With the support of Underworld TV, we have made an online documentary which details the everyday struggles my brother and I have. We want to raise awareness and let people see the benefits of cannabis.   “We are also doing a crowdfunding to raise £8,000 to travel to the US and meet with medical experts and talk about how we can improve the use of cannabis for patients with a lifelong illness.”   As well as those promoting the medical benefits of the drug, there were many in the park who were openly smoking joints, from teenagers to people in their sixties.   There was a police presence at the event, but it was clear that officers were taking a low-key approach and during the time The Argus was at the event in the early afternoon, there was a very relaxed and convivial atmosphere and no sign of anyone being arrested.   http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16369668.hundreds-came-to-support-green-pride/   vid on link