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(News.com.au)   Researchers: "Whoa, whoa, whoa. Check this out. Cannabis could actually cut tumor growth. Cool, huh? I know. Pretty far out. Pass me the Doritos"   (news.com.au) divider line 34
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2014-07-14 05:15:43 PM  
Will this benefit get counteracted by copious amouts of Cheeto dust or Ranch Doritos?
 
2014-07-14 05:58:15 PM  
Do you mean to combat chemotherapy-related nausea, or for cannabidiol's clinically-proven ability to inhibit cancer cell growth?... Yep, and if you need more lemme know. I got a guy.
 
2014-07-14 06:26:15 PM  
 
2014-07-14 06:48:23 PM  
tinyurl.com/1mn -->
The History of the Non-Medical Use of Drugs in the United States
(or 'How I Learned to Stop Loving and Hate the Mormons)
by Charles Whitebread, Professor of Law, USC Law School
A Speech to the California Judges Association 1995 annual conference

/spread that link
//20min reed
 
2014-07-14 06:48:59 PM  
I'm assuming the tumor just loses interest in improving itself and spends all day watching educational cartoons on PBS instead?
 
2014-07-14 06:54:50 PM  

semiotix: I'm assuming the tumor just loses interest in improving itself


I know you're just trying to make a funny, but pot-smokers are on average healthier than the general population (less % overweight).

/NIBB HIGH FOOTBALL RULES
 
2014-07-14 07:00:44 PM  
"Our research uses an isolated chemical compound and using the correct concentration is vital," Dr McCormick said.

"Cancer patients should not use cannabis to self-medicate, but I hope that our research will lead to a safe synthetic equivalent being available in the future."


No, cannabis does not reduce tumor growth. The proper concentration of THC does.
 
2014-07-14 07:00:46 PM  
Oh yeah, tinyurl.com/gov74 -->
Pot Shrinks Tumors; Government Knew in '74
In 1974 researchers learned that THC, the active chemical in marijuana, shrank or destroyed brain tumors in test mice. But the DEA quickly shut down the study and destroyed its results, which were never replicated -- until now.

/your welcome
 
2014-07-14 07:06:11 PM  

mutterfark: Old news? ;p
Smoking marijuana eliminates brain tumors as well as Dorritos


It's not news, it's... wait, dammit where did I put those Funyuns?
 
2014-07-14 07:33:36 PM  

phillydrifter: tinyurl.com/1mn -->
The History of the Non-Medical Use of Drugs in the United States
(or 'How I Learned to Stop Loving and Hate the Mormons)
by Charles Whitebread, Professor of Law, USC Law School
A Speech to the California Judges Association 1995 annual conference

/spread that link
//20min reed

If you do spread that link, in all fairness, you should spread this rebuttal as well. It pretty thoroughly demolishes Professor Whitebread's "research."
 
2014-07-14 07:44:29 PM  

phillydrifter: tinyurl.com/1mn -->
The History of the Non-Medical Use of Drugs in the United States
(or 'How I Learned to Stop Loving and Hate the Mormons)
by Charles Whitebread, Professor of Law, USC Law School
A Speech to the California Judges Association 1995 annual conference

/spread that link
//20min reed


Holy farking shiat.
 
2014-07-14 08:02:19 PM  

COMALite J: If you do spread that link, in all fairness, you should spread this rebuttal as well. It pretty thoroughly demolishes Professor Whitebread's "research."


1. yeah, put 'research' in double-quotes, as if he and his team didn't do months if not years of real, actual research
2. some 'fair' rebuttal from some nobody from nowhere, vs. 2 learned lawyers who completed their degrees and had closed-door access to congressional files -- your argument fails
3. you mean to tell me this nation's drug laws aren't completely racist to the core?

/yes, yes, i know; it's a all a shame to perpetuate the 'Federal Reserve'
 
2014-07-14 08:03:18 PM  
D'oh! ^

'sham' not 'shame'

/stupid keyboard!
 
2014-07-14 08:23:34 PM  
I saw a poster at a conference demonstrating that thc helps promote t-cell proliferation in people with hiv.
Which is nice.
 
2014-07-14 08:42:27 PM  

Tobin_Lam: "Our research uses an isolated chemical compound and using the correct concentration is vital," Dr McCormick said.

"Cancer patients should not use cannabis to self-medicate, but I hope that our research will lead to a safe synthetic equivalent being available in the future."


No, cannabis does not reduce tumor growth. The proper concentration of THC does.


So smoke more. Got it.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-14 08:43:58 PM  
DEA:  We don't care, it will continue to be classed as a drug with no, none, absolutely zero recognized medical uses.

/because we likes our War on Drugs and it's a lot easier to bust Cheech and Chong than it is to bust Tony Montana or Walter White, know what I mean?
//cleanup, too.  A grow-house is so much easier to tear down than a meth-lab...
 
2014-07-14 09:14:51 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Do you mean to combat chemotherapy-related nausea, or for cannabidiol's clinically-proven ability to inhibit cancer cell growth?... Yep, and if you need more lemme know. I got a guy.


Mmmm" no, this isn't cyclophosphamate. Well, this is just an educated guess, but Zima?
 
2014-07-14 09:24:15 PM  

Ishidan: DEA:  We don't care, it will continue to be classed as a drug with no, none, absolutely zero recognized medical uses.

/because we likes our War on Drugs and it's a lot easier to bust Cheech and Chong than it is to bust Tony Montana or Walter White, know what I mean?
//cleanup, too.  A grow-house is so much easier to tear down than a meth-lab...


Don't forget that Cheech and Chong aren't white. But your statement is also true regardless of the racial factor.

Currently, the DEA has asked the FDA to create a report to see if it should be rescheduled. Not that if the report says that it should be, it would be. Also, if I remember correctly, there are several mutual law enforcement treaties that have terms in them the require the US to keep it as illegal as possible. The specific treaties are numerous and are with mainly Middle Eastern and East Asian countries, although I think there might be a couple that are from outside those areas.
 
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2014-07-14 09:26:37 PM  

COMALite J: phillydrifter: tinyurl.com/1mn -->
The History of the Non-Medical Use of Drugs in the United States
(or 'How I Learned to Stop Loving and Hate the Mormons)
by Charles Whitebread, Professor of Law, USC Law School
A Speech to the California Judges Association 1995 annual conference

/spread that link
//20min reed
If you do spread that link, in all fairness, you should spread this rebuttal as well. It pretty thoroughly demolishes Professor Whitebread's "research."


It doesn't, really.  What it says is that because California passed a law in 1913 making "...other contrivances used for smoking ... preparations of hemp..." a misdemeanor, then Professor Whitebread's scholarship identifying Utah's 1915 law as the first state law prohibiting marijuana is wrong.  Which is kinda weaksauce, to use a term of art.
 
2014-07-14 09:31:39 PM  

phillydrifter: semiotix: I'm assuming the tumor just loses interest in improving itself

I know you're just trying to make a funny, but pot-smokers are on average healthier than the general population (less % overweight).

/NIBB HIGH FOOTBALL RULES


I kid because I love.

/to watch  Peg + Caton weeeeeeeed
 
2014-07-14 10:03:53 PM  
I wonder what Sagan's Cosmos is like on weed. I recall it being very slow-paced sober.
 
2014-07-14 10:27:15 PM  
The idea that stoned people eat Doritos isn't remotely funny.

People who think it is must be too stupid to ever need to get stoned. Obviously they don't have a good short-term memory or they would realize it's been told a few zillion times. Even Jay Leno would say it wasn't fresh enough.

Let's hope they all get cancer, because that horse isn't even a horse skeleton anymore.
 
2014-07-14 11:06:25 PM  
Until it's gone through stage 4 clinical trials... it ain't a treatment

But good on them for finding the receptor
 
2014-07-14 11:17:13 PM  
Now you've just got to trick your tumor into smoking a joint.
 
2014-07-14 11:22:03 PM  
Once Bayer gets the patent cancer will be a thing of the past.

/along with recreational usage.
 
2014-07-15 12:15:18 AM  

soseussme: The idea that stoned people eat Doritos isn't remotely funny.

People who think it is must be too stupid to ever need to get stoned. Obviously they don't have a good short-term memory or they would realize it's been told a few zillion times. Even Jay Leno would say it wasn't fresh enough.

Let's hope they all get cancer, because that horse isn't even a horse skeleton anymore.


You know, since I quit smoking for my job, I've been eating a lot more junk food. When I was a pothead I much preferred celery and carrot sticks with hummus to chips and dip. I went to the gym more often too. And I didn't drink as much.

/Still want it legalized, regulated, and taxed even if I can't partake
//The increase in pharmacuetical narcotics directly parallels the increase in heroin use and addiction rates
///But telling people that might cut into Pfizer's profits, better go after the potheads
 
2014-07-15 12:28:12 AM  
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2014-07-15 01:10:08 AM  
Hey, but what if, you know, like... cannabis could actually, like, CUT tumour growth?
 
2014-07-15 06:29:01 AM  
Thank you guys... Hundreds of thousands of dead, uncounted zillions spent, all for your Puritan enjoyment. Sincerely, Latin America.

/Not that we would have seen much of the money anyway, our politicians being what they are...
//But we could be exporting hemp, powder & poppy chewing gum legally
///The GOP makes being tolerant & inclusive like Zen training... exceedingly difficult >_<
 
2014-07-15 07:01:17 AM  

8tReAsUrEz: Thank you guys... Hundreds of thousands of dead, uncounted zillions spent, all for your Puritan enjoyment. Sincerely, Latin America.

/Not that we would have seen much of the money anyway, our politicians being what they are...
//But we could be exporting hemp, powder & poppy chewing gum legally
///The GOP makes being tolerant & inclusive like Zen training... exceedingly difficult >_<


Well, as a Colombian citizen I would suggest you visit Pereira, Medellin, and Bogota, all that drug money has been laundered into wonderful businesses, restaurants, and real estate.

As for the Narcos killing each other, the US has nothing to do with local turf wars.
 
2014-07-15 08:28:43 AM  

theflatline: 8tReAsUrEz: Thank you guys... Hundreds of thousands of dead, uncounted zillions spent, all for your Puritan enjoyment. Sincerely, Latin America.

/Not that we would have seen much of the money anyway, our politicians being what they are...
//But we could be exporting hemp, powder & poppy chewing gum legally
///The GOP makes being tolerant & inclusive like Zen training... exceedingly difficult >_<

Well, as a Colombian citizen I would suggest you visit Pereira, Medellin, and Bogota, all that drug money has been laundered into wonderful businesses, restaurants, and real estate.

As for the Narcos killing each other, the US has nothing to do with local turf wars.


The experience in MEX was rather more bitter... the real estate bubbles in Guadalajara and then Monterrey left empty malls and derelict, ugly houses, and the money I was referring to was the amount the government got from the US and then plowed into their friends' new security companies, and the crap UH-1s and other Vietnam-era equipment dumped onto our armed forces. Chalk it up to Mexicans' love of capital flight, perhaps, but "wonderful" it certainly wasn't; the majority of the drug money got straight back out, preferably to the Caymans or Liechtenstein...

As for "turf wars"... we had a high murder rate, mainly over land-tenure issues (people in the country are rather impatient and won't wait for the notoriously slow legal process) but that got sorted out with machetes and .22 rifles. Nowadays, the cartels build training camps, big farms and wireless networks with kidnapped engineers, and the murder rate is right back to its 80s levels, and the amounts of money sloshing around make things like Barrett sniper rifles and funny self-designed APCs commonplace.

I would much rather have legal export earnings, a political class that didn't have access to so much money, and another kind of multilateral cooperation that doesn't involve such desperation (I have friends in the armed forces & the police)
 
2014-07-15 08:46:28 AM  

8tReAsUrEz: theflatline: 8tReAsUrEz: Thank you guys... Hundreds of thousands of dead, uncounted zillions spent, all for your Puritan enjoyment. Sincerely, Latin America.

/Not that we would have seen much of the money anyway, our politicians being what they are...
//But we could be exporting hemp, powder & poppy chewing gum legally
///The GOP makes being tolerant & inclusive like Zen training... exceedingly difficult >_<

Well, as a Colombian citizen I would suggest you visit Pereira, Medellin, and Bogota, all that drug money has been laundered into wonderful businesses, restaurants, and real estate.

As for the Narcos killing each other, the US has nothing to do with local turf wars.

The experience in MEX was rather more bitter... the real estate bubbles in Guadalajara and then Monterrey left empty malls and derelict, ugly houses, and the money I was referring to was the amount the government got from the US and then plowed into their friends' new security companies, and the crap UH-1s and other Vietnam-era equipment dumped onto our armed forces. Chalk it up to Mexicans' love of capital flight, perhaps, but "wonderful" it certainly wasn't; the majority of the drug money got straight back out, preferably to the Caymans or Liechtenstein...

As for "turf wars"... we had a high murder rate, mainly over land-tenure issues (people in the country are rather impatient and won't wait for the notoriously slow legal process) but that got sorted out with machetes and .22 rifles. Nowadays, the cartels build training camps, big farms and wireless networks with kidnapped engineers, and the murder rate is right back to its 80s levels, and the amounts of money sloshing around make things like Barrett sniper rifles and funny self-designed APCs commonplace.

I would much rather have legal export earnings, a political class that didn't have access to so much money, and another kind of multilateral cooperation that doesn't involve such desperation (I have friends in the armed forces & the p ...


I certainly agree with you on many points.  Much of the equipment dumped into Plan Colombia was Vietnam era as well, but the flip side is it is easier and cheaper to fix then newer stuff.  My uncle was head of the Colombian chopper force for years and he preferred the old over the new because he said it was fixable with a coathanger and a pocketknife instead of a computer chip.

A lot of plan Colombias loot went into political pockets, but Uribe(asshole that he is) father was killed by paramilar narcos so he went after them with a vengeance, even though his political career was backed by Pablito.

I think Mexico still has about 10-15 years of dark times.  I was in the DF in 2010 and it reminded me of Medellin in the 80s.
 
2014-07-15 09:08:58 AM  
Yep, Uribe really tore into these guys... good for 'im too. Our guys (Fox and Calderón) gave it a try, until they found out Mexico was not going to turn into a narcostate... it already was one. A friend of mine got out (losing a chance at a generalship) because in MX you don't get a star without playing along... another friend (first-generation GAFE) got out after his commanding officer was made into a scapegoat... good thing too, he's still alive (his commanding officer, who was mine too during my conscription, got murdered). It's sad to say, but things are real bad in MX... you can't trust any civilian and very few military; many seemingly decent people get kidnapped and then you find out they laundered cash and got greedy or carried drugs on the side or were front men... It's not just law enforcement, the whole of society is "infiltrated". I lived in Mexico City until 2010 and it was spooky... and it was the "safest" big city in Mexico, meaning you still had a chance of going out without catching a stray round; Monterrey, Guadalajara, Tijuana, Chihuahua... pesado, pariente!

Our equivalent to "Plan Colombia", Plan Mérida, was, on the whole, not so bad, we got some oldies-but-goodies, mainly weapons, some badly-needed ammo and parts, but also some REAL dogs, including the Hueys which were so beat up they weren't even usable as parts mules, and a lot of rusted-up M16s.
 
2014-07-16 12:08:55 AM  

justalittledonedout: Holy farking shiat.


gmail me.
 
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