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Therapeutic Ratio

A common medical way to determine drug safety is called the therapeutic ratio. This ratio defines the difference between a therapeutically effective dose and a dose which is capable of inducing adverse effects. A commonly used over-the-counter product like aspirin has a therapeutic ratio of around 1:20. Two aspirins are the recommended dose for adult […]

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LD50 – Lethal Dose

The most obvious concern when dealing with drug safety is the possibility of lethal effects. Can the drug cause death? Nearly all medicines have toxic, potentially lethal effects. But marijuana is not such a substance. There is no record in the extensive medical literature describing a proven, documented cannabis-induced fatality. This is a remarkable statement. […]

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Mum gave cannabis to son with cancer who had days left to live and he made a miraculous recovery

By Emma Dodds Deryn was ready to die after four years of treatment (Credit: Twitter/ Deryn Blackwell)   As a parent, your job is to protect your child from harm. However, it’s not always possible – and that’s the devastating reality that Callie Blackwood had to endure.  When her son Deryn was diagnosed with leukaemia […]

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Oxford University to launch multimillion-dollar medical cannabis research program

Alexandra Gibbs | @alexgibbsy Uriel Sinai | Getty Images News | Getty Images Oxford University will be at the forefront of a multimillion-pound research program, which hopes to help develop new therapies for acute and chronic conditions by examining the effects of medical cannabis. Full Article:  http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/16/oxford-university-to-launch-medical-cannabis-research-programme.html

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A rabbi, a priest and an atheist smoke pot together

BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF   Have you heard the one about the rabbi, the priest and the atheist who pass around a bong? It’s no joke. In a new video, Rabbi Jim Mirel, emeritus rabbi of the Reform temple B’nai Torah of Bellevue, Washington, Episcopal priest Chris Schuler, and Carlos Diller, who describes himself […]

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Hemp Eyewear looks to high-end spectacles market

Kirsteen Paterson Hemp Eyewear, founded in Edinburgh, is installing infrastructure which will allow it to expand its business   SCOTS sunglasses firm Hemp Eyewear has its sights on the luxury market as it moves into high-end spectacles for the first time. The innovative start-up began trading from its Edinburgh base in 2014 after a kickstarter […]

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Treating Your Allergies With Weed

MEAGAN ANGUS   Good news, stuffed-up stoners! As it turns out, cannabis could be the next treatment for your chronic, acute seasonal allergies. It all starts with cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD. For some time now, self-medicating folks have been aware that CBD oil works as a powerful treatment for asthma and COPD by […]

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You can smoke pot in this creative writing class

BY LINDSEY BARTLETT An evening at Lit on Lit, aka the stoned poets’ society. Lindsey Bartlett “Be a crazy, dumb saint of the mind…,” proclaims Daniel Landes, standing in a third-floor attic space in south Denver that feels nice, warm and present. At first glance, this class may look like your average creative-writing workshop, with pens […]

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MycoBoard Offers an Innovative, Sustainable Solution for Building Products

by JENNIFER CASTENSON Change and innovation in the building industry is a slow process. Change has to take root and then drive through the multiple tiers of players, starting with consumers and making its way through suppliers, manufacturers, designers, and builders. That’s partly why Eben Bayer, CEO and founder of Ecovative, worked on creating a […]

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Farmers in Italy fight soil contamination with cannabis

By SETH DOANE   Farmers in a region of Italy once known for cheeses have turned to cultivating a type of cannabis — not to smoke or sell — but to decontaminate polluted soil. The hemp they’re growing contains very little THC — the compound that makes people high. Vincenzo Fornaro showed CBS News an […]

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