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2012-09-20 07:30:00 PM  
still no cure for *cough* what was that again?
 
2012-09-20 07:35:52 PM  
now remember - it is the OFFICIAL policy of the US government that cannibis has NO valid medical properties. if you use cannabis in ANY way for ANY reason, the US federal government WILL find you, they will arrest you and they will put you in jail. No exceptions, no excuses, zero...tolerance.

enjoy your slow and painful death from cancer, and be comforted by the knowledge that cannabis will never be used to save your life.
 
2012-09-20 07:36:25 PM  
Wait...wasn't it supposed to cause cancer last week? I feel like I'm watching a real bummer of a tennis match.

/Man.
 
2012-09-20 07:36:42 PM  
"We used injections in the animal testing and are also testing pills," he said. "But you could never get enough Cannabidiol for it to be effective just from smoking."

Challenge accepted.
 
2012-09-20 07:41:30 PM  
Nonsense, there are no motivated college students.
 
2012-09-20 07:43:40 PM  

feckingmorons: Nonsense, there are no motivated college students.


see! it works!
 
2012-09-20 07:45:04 PM  

Weaver95: now remember - it is the OFFICIAL policy of the US government that cannibis has NO valid medical properties. if you use cannabis in ANY way for ANY reason, the US federal government WILL find you, they will arrest you and they will put you in jail. No exceptions, no excuses, zero...tolerance.

enjoy your slow and painful death from cancer, and be comforted by the knowledge that cannabis will never be used to save your life.


If cancer medicine is outlawed only outlaws will have cancer medicine.
 
2012-09-20 07:45:29 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: "We used injections in the animal testing and are also testing pills," he said. "But you could never get enough Cannabidiol for it to be effective just from smoking."

Challenge accepted.


Go for couchlock...it's your only hope.

Godspeed, good sir.
 
2012-09-20 09:15:05 PM  

feckingmorons: Nonsense, there are no motivated college students.


You obviously didn't go to clown college. Those places are cutthroat.
 
2012-09-20 09:25:24 PM  
Where's aerosol boy and his allcaps SCIENCE?
 
2012-09-20 10:09:51 PM  
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-20 10:10:32 PM  
uh...wrong thread
 
2012-09-20 10:20:04 PM  
Desprez, a molecular biologist, spent decades studying ID-1, the gene that causes cancer to spread. Meanwhile, fellow researcher Sean McAllister was studying the effects of Cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-toxic, non-psychoactive chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Finally, the pair collaborated, combining CBD and cells containing high levels of ID-1 in a petri dish.

"What we found was that his Cannabidiol could essentially 'turn off' the ID-1," Desprez told HuffPost. The cells stopped spreading and returned to normal.


So, the Cannabidiol can be synthesized I assume? Cool. But to people who are inevitably going to come in here and demanding we legalize pot, I would point out that nobody has proved that smoking pot stops cancer. Use the actual medicine, not the excuse.
 
2012-09-20 10:25:48 PM  

GAT_00: Desprez, a molecular biologist, spent decades studying ID-1, the gene that causes cancer to spread. Meanwhile, fellow researcher Sean McAllister was studying the effects of Cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-toxic, non-psychoactive chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Finally, the pair collaborated, combining CBD and cells containing high levels of ID-1 in a petri dish.

"What we found was that his Cannabidiol could essentially 'turn off' the ID-1," Desprez told HuffPost. The cells stopped spreading and returned to normal.

So, the Cannabidiol can be synthesized I assume? Cool. But to people who are inevitably going to come in here and demanding we legalize pot, I would point out that nobody has proved that smoking pot stops cancer. Use the actual medicine, not the excuse.


why create a synthetic when you could easily grow and extract what you need from the plant itself? cheaply too, not to mention that the plant itself is relatively easy to breed into useful strains.

of course, once you admit that cannabis DOES have useful medical properties, the ENTIRE argument against legalization falls apart. And that's why we'd rather let people die a horrible painful death than legalize the meds that would save their lives.
 
2012-09-20 11:05:05 PM  

Weaver95: GAT_00: Desprez, a molecular biologist, spent decades studying ID-1, the gene that causes cancer to spread. Meanwhile, fellow researcher Sean McAllister was studying the effects of Cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-toxic, non-psychoactive chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Finally, the pair collaborated, combining CBD and cells containing high levels of ID-1 in a petri dish.

"What we found was that his Cannabidiol could essentially 'turn off' the ID-1," Desprez told HuffPost. The cells stopped spreading and returned to normal.

So, the Cannabidiol can be synthesized I assume? Cool. But to people who are inevitably going to come in here and demanding we legalize pot, I would point out that nobody has proved that smoking pot stops cancer. Use the actual medicine, not the excuse.

why create a synthetic when you could easily grow and extract what you need from the plant itself? cheaply too, not to mention that the plant itself is relatively easy to breed into useful strains.

of course, once you admit that cannabis DOES have useful medical properties, the ENTIRE argument against legalization falls apart. And that's why we'd rather let people die a horrible painful death than legalize the meds that would save their lives.


Well, there's THAT, there's the fact that legalized cannabis would mean people would start buying books and newspapers printed on hemp paper instead of wood paper, and the devil weed makes colored folks play jazz music and look at white women.
 
2012-09-20 11:19:21 PM  
TFA: "We used injections in the animal testing and are also testing pills," he said. "But you could never get enough Cannabidiol for it to be effective just from smoking."
 
2012-09-20 11:28:30 PM  

King Something: Well, there's THAT, there's the fact that legalized cannabis would mean people would start buying books and newspapers printed on hemp paper instead of wood paper, and the devil weed makes colored folks play jazz music and look at white women.


You don't legalize a drug for it's side effects.
 
2012-09-20 11:33:12 PM  

GAT_00: King Something: Well, there's THAT, there's the fact that legalized cannabis would mean people would start buying books and newspapers printed on hemp paper instead of wood paper, and the devil weed makes colored folks play jazz music and look at white women.

You don't legalize a drug for it's side effects.


nor, apparently, do you legalize a drug for it's benefits. look, the entire reason for cannabis being Schedule I is because it has 'no valid medical uses'. well - here's a valid medical use: treating cancer. ergo - cannabis does not qualify as Schedule I. so do you think the DEA is going to take cannabis off the Schedule I list now? f*ck no. which implies there are other reasons for cannabis remaining Schedule I. reasons OTHER than those stated by the Powers That Be in this country.
 
2012-09-20 11:59:43 PM  
Brownies.

Problem solved.
 
2012-09-21 12:06:48 AM  

GAT_00: You don't legalize a drug for it's side effects.


BTW the medicinal benefits of pot were well understood when it was made illegal. Indeed many doctors were opposed to it being made illegal. The only reason pot was ever made illegal has to do with racism and the head of the AMA lying through this teeth to Congress. And the race issue was a far bigger deal than one man's lies.
 
2012-09-21 12:25:20 AM  

WhyteRaven74: GAT_00: You don't legalize a drug for it's side effects.

BTW the medicinal benefits of pot were well understood when it was made illegal. Indeed many doctors were opposed to it being made illegal. The only reason pot was ever made illegal has to do with racism and the head of the AMA lying through this teeth to Congress. And the race issue was a far bigger deal than one man's lies.


there is NO reason to keep cannabis illegal. nothing valid anyways. whole lot of corrupt reasons...but nothing valid or logical. By our own standards, cannabis should be at most Schedule IV. And you could probably argue for Schedule V if you wanted to push if further.
 
2012-09-21 12:50:49 AM  
Scientists find that marijuana can stop aggressive cancers

The cancers mellow out?
 
2012-09-21 12:52:43 AM  

PhiloeBedoe: uh...wrong thread


I don't know what it's from, but it doesn't really seem all that out of place in here.
 
2012-09-21 12:56:00 AM  
The way the current GOP behaves, you could solve every medical problem on the planet with mj, and it wouldn't make a difference to them... it's evil, and they don't care how many people need to die to make them feel morally superior.
 
2012-09-21 12:58:43 AM  

PainInTheASP: Eddie Adams from Torrance: "We used injections in the animal testing and are also testing pills," he said. "But you could never get enough Cannabidiol for it to be effective just from smoking."

Challenge accepted.

Go for couchlock...it's your only hope.

Godspeed, good sir.


Ha!
 
2012-09-21 12:59:31 AM  
studio360.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-21 01:01:24 AM  
also, it's an amazingly effective antibiotic. drug-resistant bacteria? MRSA? marijuana is the cure. extracts of marijuana kill all of that better than any pharm co's drug.

but keep it illegal, 'cause them coloreds will rape yo white ladies.

https://www.google.com/search?q=marijuana+antibiotic Link
 
2012-09-21 01:02:06 AM  
Related: Fiona Apple arrested for having 0.010 pounds of marijuana and 0.010 pounds of hashish.

/your government is an embarrassment
//but your scientists are ace
///good singers too
 
2012-09-21 01:04:48 AM  

PhiloeBedoe: uh...wrong thread


No way, man. I get it. The black car represents cancer, you know? And the chick, see, she's the one who's got the cancer, man. Probably some stage-four super aggressive stuff, man. She looks terrified! And the white car, you know, is marijuana, right? Saving the day and shiat, fark yeah it is, man!

I totally get it.

// what?
 
2012-09-21 01:05:22 AM  
Marijuana which can grow anywhere (not that any of us would; we'd rather walk to 7-11 and buy a pack of smokes, candy bar, drink, etc.) = BAD EVIL BAD!!!!

Synthetic Marijuana which can be patented and controlled by the drug companies = SALVATION!
 
2012-09-21 01:07:42 AM  

sendtodave: Scientists find that marijuana can stop aggressive cancers

The cancers mellow out?


Cancer Cell 1
"Whoa. What if we're all like, small, and in the body of some even bigger living thing"

Cancer Cell 2
"Duuuude, that's heavy. Maybe we all are, like, parts of god. And how we live our lives, and how we treat our surroundings, either helps of harms him"

Cancer Cell 1
"Or her"

Cancer Cell 2
"Wow, i don't even know what a her is but that's trippy."

Cancer Cell 1
"I'm not so sure anymore we should keep expanding the way we have. I mean, what if all that stuff we're thinking of invading is important to god?"

Cancer Cell 2
"Yeah, man. Lets just chill here."
 
2012-09-21 01:09:14 AM  
Yeah, that's all well and good but ... uh, what were we talking about? Spiceworld? Couldn't really fap to it. What else?
 
2012-09-21 01:10:09 AM  

Weaver95: now remember - it is the OFFICIAL policy of the US government that cannibis has NO valid medical properties. if you use cannabis in ANY way for ANY reason, the US federal government WILL find you, they will arrest you and they will put you in jail. No exceptions, no excuses, zero...tolerance.

enjoy your slow and painful death from cancer, and be comforted by the knowledge that cannabis will never be used to save your life.


I guess you missed the part of the article which said you cant smoke enough pot to get the healing effect. In other words, there's no connection between smoking pot and stopping the ravages of cancer. But, you're a zealot and that's what zealots do - conveniently ignore things which don't fit their narrative.
 
2012-09-21 01:10:31 AM  

Weaver95: so do you think the DEA is going to take cannabis off the Schedule I list now?


Thankfully a presidential election is coming up though. So the people can just vote against the ideas supported by the big interest groups like the private prison industry and vote for the candidate that supports reasonable marijuana reform that most Americans approve of, right?....Right?
 
2012-09-21 01:11:00 AM  
I love how the stoners can't read TFA and think that their addiction helps stop cancer.

Wait, you say marijuana isn't addictive? Well it certain leads to cognitive breakdown. Just look at the level of derp from the users in here.
 
2012-09-21 01:14:52 AM  

MrHelpful: Weaver95: now remember - it is the OFFICIAL policy of the US government that cannibis has NO valid medical properties. if you use cannabis in ANY way for ANY reason, the US federal government WILL find you, they will arrest you and they will put you in jail. No exceptions, no excuses, zero...tolerance.

enjoy your slow and painful death from cancer, and be comforted by the knowledge that cannabis will never be used to save your life.

I guess you missed the part of the article which said you cant smoke enough pot to get the healing effect. In other words, there's no connection between smoking pot and stopping the ravages of cancer. But, you're a zealot and that's what zealots do - conveniently ignore things which don't fit their narrative.


You hear that Weaver? You're a zealot! A pot zealot!!! I mean, o my f'in god!! I mean.. what's it like? Are the hours good?
 
2012-09-21 01:14:53 AM  

Vitamin Pb: I love how the stoners can't read TFA and think that their addiction helps stop cancer.


Well, to be fair, there's lots of other research showing an inverse relationship between cannabis and cancer. The real derp is coming from the DEA, which says things like this on their website "Because marijuana contains toxins and carcinogens, marijuana smokers increase their risk of cancer of the head, neck, lungs and respiratory track." For the strangest reason though, they don't cite any studies (let alone peer-reviewed ones), in defense of that statement. How odd.
 
2012-09-21 01:15:03 AM  

FlashHarry: still no cure for *cough* what was that again?


Has it been that long for you? The cough was dispensed with ages ago, with the advent of vaporizers. Eating always gave a better high, but one would have to have some amount of patience for it to "kick" in. Active beers, active sodas, active foods or just raw, there is an application to fit your likes and something to provide your needs.
 
2012-09-21 01:15:55 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: "We used injections in the animal testing and are also testing pills," he said. "But you could never get enough Cannabidiol for it to be effective just from smoking."

Challenge accepted.


My first thought was "Hey, can I do both?"
 
2012-09-21 01:16:07 AM  

GAT_00: Desprez, a molecular biologist, spent decades studying ID-1, the gene that causes cancer to spread. Meanwhile, fellow researcher Sean McAllister was studying the effects of Cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-toxic, non-psychoactive chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Finally, the pair collaborated, combining CBD and cells containing high levels of ID-1 in a petri dish.

"What we found was that his Cannabidiol could essentially 'turn off' the ID-1," Desprez told HuffPost. The cells stopped spreading and returned to normal.

So, the Cannabidiol can be synthesized I assume? Cool. But to people who are inevitably going to come in here and demanding we legalize pot, I would point out that nobody has proved that smoking pot stops cancer. Use the actual medicine, not the excuse.


Thank god. I'd hate to be high all the time.
 
2012-09-21 01:18:34 AM  

FlashHarry: feckingmorons: Nonsense, there are no motivated college students.

see! it works!


It wasn't the smoking that made
It five years for me...


/LETSGOSKIING!!! GEEEEAAH
 
2012-09-21 01:19:18 AM  

willyfreddy: Related: Fiona Apple arrested for having 0.010 pounds of marijuana and 0.010 pounds of hashish.


0.010 pounds == 4.53 grams. No way that could be personal consumption for a BUSLOAD of musicians. They are obviously smugglers and MUST BE SHOT for such a heinous crime.

/harrumph
 
2012-09-21 01:21:48 AM  

Vitamin Pb: I love how the stoners can't read TFA and think that their addiction helps stop cancer.

Wait, you say marijuana isn't addictive? Well it certain leads to cognitive breakdown. Just look at the level of derp from the users in here.


I'll skip over your lack of citation, waltz around your rather unsubstantiated assertion that marijuana is addictive, and prance past the following assertion that it leads to cognitive breakdown so that I may get down to asking you just why you think marijuana should be illegal in the first place. Please, elaborate.

Unless of course, you tango with the trolls who believe anything illegal is inherently wrong forever and ever no matter what.

/Let's dance.
 
2012-09-21 01:24:22 AM  
So, according to the "legalize it" crowd, the next time I have a headache I should just smoke some willow bark? Or, the next time I have a cavity, I will just chew on some Hercule's Club warts? Better yet, I'll go munch on some foxgloves to help my arrhythmia. Because, children, that's how modern medicine works
 
2012-09-21 01:27:53 AM  

Weaver95: GAT_00: Desprez, a molecular biologist, spent decades studying ID-1, the gene that causes cancer to spread. Meanwhile, fellow researcher Sean McAllister was studying the effects of Cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-toxic, non-psychoactive chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Finally, the pair collaborated, combining CBD and cells containing high levels of ID-1 in a petri dish.

"What we found was that his Cannabidiol could essentially 'turn off' the ID-1," Desprez told HuffPost. The cells stopped spreading and returned to normal.

So, the Cannabidiol can be synthesized I assume? Cool. But to people who are inevitably going to come in here and demanding we legalize pot, I would point out that nobody has proved that smoking pot stops cancer. Use the actual medicine, not the excuse.

why create a synthetic when you could easily grow and extract what you need from the plant itself? cheaply too, not to mention that the plant itself is relatively easy to breed into useful strains.

of course, once you admit that cannabis DOES have useful medical properties, the ENTIRE argument against legalization falls apart. And that's why we'd rather let people die a horrible painful death than legalize the meds that would save their lives.


Cannabidiol is not schedule 1, just unprocessed cannibis.
 
2012-09-21 01:28:37 AM  

willyfreddy: [studio360.files.wordpress.com image 400x534]


That's because all our good scientists were trained by the Nazis.
 
2012-09-21 01:28:50 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: sendtodave: Scientists find that marijuana can stop aggressive cancers

The cancers mellow out?

Cancer Cell 1
"Whoa. What if we're all like, small, and in the body of some even bigger living thing"

Cancer Cell 2
"Duuuude, that's heavy. Maybe we all are, like, parts of god. And how we live our lives, and how we treat our surroundings, either helps of harms him"

Cancer Cell 1
"Or her"

Cancer Cell 2
"Wow, i don't even know what a her is but that's trippy."

Cancer Cell 1
"I'm not so sure anymore we should keep expanding the way we have. I mean, what if all that stuff we're thinking of invading is important to god?"

Cancer Cell 2
"Yeah, man. Lets just chill here."


I heard this in the voice of Neil from The Young Ones.
 
2012-09-21 01:30:12 AM  
Old news.
Or maybe I have too many stoner friends?
But yeah, I've known the mechanism of it essentially going in and "shutting down"/"suiciding" the cancer cells for a while.
 
2012-09-21 01:36:17 AM  

Weaver95: GAT_00: King Something: Well, there's THAT, there's the fact that legalized cannabis would mean people would start buying books and newspapers printed on hemp paper instead of wood paper, and the devil weed makes colored folks play jazz music and look at white women.

You don't legalize a drug for it's side effects.

nor, apparently, do you legalize a drug for it's benefits. look, the entire reason for cannabis being Schedule I is because it has 'no valid medical uses'. well - here's a valid medical use: treating cancer. ergo - cannabis does not qualify as Schedule I. so do you think the DEA is going to take cannabis off the Schedule I list now? f*ck no. which implies there are other reasons for cannabis remaining Schedule I. reasons OTHER than those stated by the Powers That Be in this country.


so don't smoke it then. geez. just cause something's Schedule I doesn't mean you have to try it.

---
Mitt Romney. for a better America
 
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2012-09-21 01:40:00 AM  

m2313: Old news.
Or maybe I have too many stoner friends?
But yeah, I've known the mechanism of it essentially going in and "shutting down"/"suiciding" the cancer cells for a while.


If it's not a legitimate cancer the body has a way of shutting that down
 
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