NOTIZIE ENORME: LA SCLEROSI MULTIPLA È UNA MALATTIA METABOLICA

I ricercatori hanno pensato che la colpa è del sistema immunitario, ma nessuno è stato stato in grado di spiegare ciò che innesca l’insorgenza della malattia. l’hanno legato ai geni, la dieta, gli agenti patogeni, e carenza di vitamina D, ma l’evidenza di questi fattori di rischio sono stranamente incoerenti e spesso contraddittori. Questo vanifica i ricercatori nella loro ricerca di un trattamento efficace.

ACHILLE DAGA·LUNEDÌ 18 APRILE 2016

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Nell’ultimo numero della Quarterly Review of Biology (Vol 86 Numero 4, dicembre 2011), in un articolo intitolato “La sclerosi multipla non è una malattia del sistema immunitario,” Dott Angelique Corthals sostiene che la sclerosi multipla (SM) non è una malattia del sistema immunitario: è causato dal metabolismo lipidico difettoso.
Il compendio molto di base della carta: guardando MS come un disordine metabolico aiuta a spiega molti aspetti sconcertanti della malattia. casi MS sono in aumento come conseguenza diretta di una dieta ad alto tenore di zucchero, high-grassi animali. MS è simile in molti modi per l’aterosclerosi.
Questo non è un miglioramento incrementale di ciò che è noto circa SM, è un cambiamento di paradigma. Alla fine cambierà il modo di MS è capito, ricercato, e trattata.
Full disclosure: Angelique è un mio buon amico. Ho visto ogni bozza di questo documento. Non è ricerca originale. Si tratta di una panoramica di ciò che è noto per essere conosciuto. Ci vuole ciò che è stato studiato, esaminato e replicato e ricompone in qualcosa di nuovo: un puzzle in cui, per la prima volta, tutti i pezzi si incastrano. Non ci sono pezzi lasciati fuori, nessuno martellato con la forza bruta. È elegante, pulito, e ha un senso completo e totale.
A un certo punto presto scriverò su come questo mi fa sentire. Ma oggi voglio darvi l’essenza della carta senza editorialising. (Tutti gli errori sono miei; illustrazione elegante e citazioni dirette sono da Angelique.)

 

QUELLO CHE IL GIORNALE DICE

La professione medica ha creduto per lungo tempo che MS è una malattia in cui le difese immunitarie del corpo attaccano tessuti nervosi nel sistema nervoso centrale. [Per una panoramica di cambiare saggezza medica, vedi The Incredible Journey , la cortesia Rocky Mountain MS Center.] Caratteristica principale della malattia è l’infiammazione, quindi cicatrici, di tessuto chiamato mielina, che isola il cervello e il midollo spinale. Nel corso del tempo questo può portare a cicatrici profonde danni neurone.
I ricercatori hanno pensato che la colpa è con un sistema immunitario in fuga, ma nessuno è stato stato in grado di spiegare ciò che innesca l’insorgenza della malattia.Hanno legati geni, la dieta, gli agenti patogeni, e carenza di vitamina D a MS, ma evidenza di questi fattori di rischio è stranamente incoerente e spesso contraddittorie.Questo vanifica i ricercatori nella loro ricerca di un trattamento efficace.
“Ogni volta che un fattore di rischio genetico mostra un significativo aumento della SM in una popolazione, è stato trovato per essere irrilevante in un altro. Gli agenti patogeni come il virus di Epstein-Barr sono stati implicati, ma questo non spiega il motivo per cui popolazioni geneticamente simili con carichi di agenti patogeni simili hanno drasticamente diversi tassi di malattia. La ricerca per MS attiva nel contesto dell’autoimmunità semplicemente non ha portato ad alcuna conclusione unificanti circa l’eziologia della malattia. “
Capire come MS metabolica di origine piuttosto che autoimmune inizia a portare la malattia e le sue cause a fuoco. “Il nuovo approccio spiega sia il recente aumento dell’incidenza e tutti gli aspetti patologici, genetici e ambientali della malattia.”
In altre parole, questa nuova comprensione della SM potrà finalmente permettere di trovare un trattamento efficace, compreso il trattamento preventivo.

IL LIPID IPOTESI

 L’eziologia della sclerosi multipla:
Corthals ritiene che la causa principale della sclerosi multipla possono essere ricondotti a fattori di trascrizione nei nuclei delle cellule che controllano l’assorbimento, la ripartizione, e il rilascio di lipidi (grassi e composti simili) in tutto il corpo. Quando viene interrotta la funzione di lipidi metabolizzazione di questi recettori, conosciuto come proliferator-activated receptors perossisomi (PPARs),, può causare l’accumulo di lipidi tossici noti come LDL ossidate, che si formano placche sulle tessuti colpiti. L’accumulo di placca innesca una reazione immunitaria, in parte regolata anche dai PPARs. Con un controllo dell’infiammazione fallito e l’accumulo di oxLDL, la risposta immunitaria impazzisce e le placche tossiche porta alla cicatrizzazione del tessuto. Il meccanismo è essenzialmente lo stesso come l’aterosclerosi, il cui non PPARs ‘in cellule cardiache porta ad infiammazione e una risposta immunitaria in arterie coronarie. “Quando il metabolismo dei lipidi nelle arterie non riesce, si ottiene l’aterosclerosi. Quando succede nel sistema nervoso centrale, si ottiene MS. “
Ci sono diversi fattori di rischio per la ridotta funzione PPAR, tra cui:
  • una dieta ad alto contenuto di grassi saturi e carboidrati
  • predisposizione genetica
  • fattori ambientali (come la scarsa esposizione alla luce solare o fonti di vitamina D)
Se i PPARs e l’interruzione dei lipidi omeostasi sono il colpevole nella SM, che spiegherebbe perché le statine, che sono usati per trattare il colesterolo alto, hanno mostrato risultati promettenti come trattamento di MS. Sarebbe anche spiegare perché i casi della malattia sono stati in aumento negli ultimi decenni. “In generale le persone stanno aumentando la loro assunzione di zuccheri e grassi animali, che spesso porta a colesterolo alto LDL. Così ci si aspetterebbe di vedere più alti tassi di malattie legate a malattie cardiache metabolismo lipidico, come e, in questo caso, MS. “
Essa getta luce anche sul link di vitamina D. La vitamina D aiuta ad abbassare il colesterolo LDL, quindi ha senso che la carenza di vitamina D aumenta la probabilità della malattia, specialmente nel contesto di un /-carboidrati ad alto dieta ricca di grassi.
L’ipotesi lipidica spiega anche le prove inconsistenti per i trigger MS. In molti casi, Corthals dice, avente solo uno dei fattori di rischio per ridotta funzione PPAR non è sufficiente per innescare un crollo del metabolismo lipidico. Ma più di un fattore di rischio potrebbe causare problemi. Ad esempio, un sistema PPAR geneticamente indebolito da sola non potrebbe causare la malattia, ma combinandolo con una scarsa lattina dieta. In queste condizioni, il corpo è “innescato” per l’insorgenza della malattia, che viene poi attivato sia da un agente patogeno (può essere qualsiasi) o traumi, o anche lo stress.
Infine, l’ipotesi lipidica spiega anche il motivo per cui la SM è più frequente nelle donne.
“Uomini e donne metabolizzano i grassi in modo diverso. Negli uomini, i problemi dei PPARs hanno più probabilità di verificarsi nel tessuto vascolare, che è il motivo per cui l’aterosclerosi è più frequente negli uomini. Ma a causa del modo donne metabolizzano grasso in modo diverso in relazione al loro ruolo riproduttivo, il loro metabolismo lipidico è più probabile che influenzare la produzione di mielina e del sistema nervoso centrale, che porta alla equivalente neurologica di aterosclerosi. MS è più prevalente nelle donne, così come l’aterosclerosi è più frequente negli uomini, ma questo quadro esclude nessuno dei due sessi di sviluppare l’altra malattia. “
Molto più ricerca è necessaria per comprendere appieno il ruolo dei PPARs nella SM, ma la Corthals spera che questa nuova comprensione della malattia potrebbe portare a nuovi trattamenti e le misure di prevenzione: “. Questo nuovo quadro fa una cura per la SM più vicino che mai”
E questo, caro lettore, è la parola magica: cura. Per la prima volta, mai, penso che ci potrebbe un giorno essere uno. Ancora meglio, potremmo essere in grado di prevenire la sclerosi multipla.

Treating Pediatric Epilepsy with Medical Cannabis: A Brief History

There has been a relatively recent surge of interest in using medical cannabis to treat pediatric epilepsy, which has created a firestorm between U.S. lawmakers and parents and caregivers, who are demanding access for their children. But the promise of cannabis treatment for epilepsy is nothing new – in fact, using cannabis to treat pediatric epilepsy was first brought to light thousands of years ago. Reflecting on this history may help understand the situation we’ve ended up in today.

Medical cannabis in ancient times

Cannabis was first used for medicinal purposes in China around 2700 BCE. Following suit, people in the Middle East, India, and Egypt also began incorporating cannabis into medical remedies. However, an Arabic physician named al-Mayusi is first credited with advocating for the use of cannabis to treat epilepsy in the 11th century.

East to West

Sir William Brooke O’Shaughnessy, considered the founder of medicinal marijuana, brought cannabis to Europe in the 19th century following his studies in India. He published a case report of a 40-day-old infant who he successfully treated with a cannabis tincture.

Following O’Shaughnessy’s findings, Sir William Gowers and Sir John Russel Reynolds treated epilepsy patients with cannabis as an adjunctive treatment to bromide, an anticonvulsant used at the time.

By the 20th century, cannabis had made its way to North America, and, in the 1930s and 1940s, researchers began studying cannabis compounds and isolating them for pharmaceuticals. However, in 1970, the US Controlled Substance Act prohibited cannabis use and production in response to a troubled sociocultural climate. So while science was making breakthroughs in understanding the molecular structure of cannabis compounds, those who could potentially benefit from the drug were prohibited from taking it.

However, science persisted, and a few clinical trials were conducted to test the safety and efficacy of cannabis for epilepsy. Sidney Cohen published the first study on cannabis and epilepsy in 1976.

Where we stand today

In the 1990s, researchers discovered how cannabis receptors work in the brain, a tremendous advancement in our understanding of how cannabis can be used to treat epilepsy. Additional research also showed that cannabidiol (CBD) was effective in reducing seizures in animal models as well as in human clinical trials.

But now it’s 2017, nearly 30 thirty years later. As a fallout from the infamous Drug War, medical cannabis use remains prohibited in many U.S. states; even in states where medical cannabis is legal, there are different rules and regulations that may limit access to the drug.

We are closer than ever to getting a clinically proven cannabis treatment approved by the FDA — which is its own potential controversy — but at least there are now several trials underway testing the effects of cannabis on pediatric epilepsy.

A doctor’s tools of the trade. Photo Credit: Andrew Malone
Fighting for their children
For some parents and caretakers, waiting a year or several years until drugs are FDA-approved is simply not good enough for their children who need help right now. Several anecdotal stories have emerged in the media in which parents and caretakers have traveled thousands of miles and risked legal consequences to obtain medical cannabis for their children.

A recent statement from the American Epilepsy Society (AES) offers the following for parents and caregivers: “The anecdotal reports of positive effects of the marijuana derivative CBD for some individuals with treatment-resistant epilepsy give reason for hope. However, we must remember that anecdotal reports alone are not sufficient to support treatment decisions…AES urges all people touched by epilepsy to consult with an epilepsy specialist and explore the many existing treatment options, so that they can make informed decisions with their specialist that weighs the risks and benefits of the different treatment options.”

Hopefully, in a year or two, we will realize a future of cannabis and pediatric epilepsy following the approval of new, cannabinoid-based therapies.

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I’m a professional making over $100k a year and I smoke lots of high-grade marijuana every single day. Is this unusual? Are there others like me?

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5 Diseases Marijuana Treats Better Than Prescription Drugs

We can all pretty much agree at this point that big pharama isn’t interested in curing people but interested in making money and having more customers. Our goal is to educated the world on the many great benefits marijuana has to offer. Here is a list of 5 diseases marijuana will actually treat more efficiently then the poison made by big pharma.

1. Epilepsy – The side effects of commonly prescribed epilepsy medications are enough to cause concern and seek alternative treatment in and of themselves.

Loss of appetite, exhaustion and depression are all related to popular prescription drugs like Clonazepam, Felbamate, Phenobarbital, Primidone and Tiagabine.

New studies are even revealing links between these prescriptions and psychoses. Marijuana however, can increase deteriorating appetites and aid restless users.

Also, depression is one of the commonly treated conditions marijuana  is known to enhance, so there’s lesser fear of increased risks.

2. Cancer – Not only does marijuana actually kill cancer cells, it inhibits the growth of cancerous tumors from the start. Cannabinoids actively attack these diseased cells, protecting users from experiencing more and more complications due to the illness.

Research has discovered that marijuana can actually deactivate the gene responsible for metastasizing cells into cancer, effectively ending the need for harsh radiation or chemotherapy treatments.

While marijuana might not be an end-all solution to cancer, scientists are positive its proactive properties slow and deteriorate any abnormal growths.

3. ADHD/ADD – The treatments for ADHD and ADD are extremely addictive and habit forming. The chances of prescription drug abuse are much higher than most other medical treatments.

Methamphetamines like Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse are dosed out to help quell the added stimulation and increase attention spans.

Adderall and Ritalin are commonly sold on the street as alternative forms of speed. If users do not truly need the medication, it gives them a jolt of energy that can last anywhere from six to eight hours.

Aside from the potential for abuse, these stimulant drugs have shown an increased risk of psychosis, including hallucinations. Marijuana can help to free up excess dopamine that causes the brain to be overstimulated, resulting in the ADHD/ADD diagnosis, without any harmful side effects or the potential for abuse.

4. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – Prescription drugs used to treat multiple sclerosis are increasingly dangerous. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement to patients using the drug Gilenya, stating that the medication led to a substantially increased risk of brain infection.

The problem with many MS treatments is they are designed to block white blood cells from attacking nerves. Normally, white blood cells protect the body from infection and disease.

When they are being blocked by these prescription drugs, they leave users at a much higher risk of developing serious illnesses that could ultimately cause more damage than the MS.

A 50/50 mixture of CBD and THC extracts has been approved in the UK and more than 20 other countries as a safer, more effective treatment of the spasticity and pain associated with MS.

5. Fibromyalgia (FM) – Marijuana has been found to be more effective at relieving Fibromyalgia symptoms than all of the leading prescription drugs.

In a study conducted by The National Pain Foundation and NationalPainReport.com, 1,300 FM patients were asked about their medical treatments. 379 participants admitted to using Marijuana therapy, and of that 379, 62% said the medication was “very effective” at reducing symptoms.

Compare that to the 10% of “very effective” results from Lyrica and Savella, and just 8% from Cymbalta.

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6 Amazing Ways Marijuana Affects Your Body

 

1. Marijuana Modulates Neurotransmitters – Chemicals in your brain called neurotransmitters help brain cells (neurons) communicate with each other. Compounds in the marijuana plant engage these neurotransmitters and alter the chemical signaling in your brain.

Psychoactive THC impacts several different neurotransmitters in the brain. However, it’s most famous for producing a spike in feel-good chemical dopamine. Dopamine is responsible for focus, attention, pleasure, pain, and reward.

Non-psychoactive Cannabidiol (CBD) works a bit differently. It modulates the release of a variety of different neurotransmitters. When you have a little too much of something, it can calm the brain down. If you’re too low, it can restore balance and lift your mood.

 

2. Marijuana affects your blood pressure – THC is a vasodilator. This means that it opens up your blood vessels and allows more blood flow. In doing this, it lowers your blood pressure. In fact, this is why you often get red eyes when you consume the herb.

Blood vessels in your eyes have opened up, allowing more blood to flow into the area. This can be highly beneficial for anyone with eye pressure troubles, like glaucoma patients.

3. Sexual under performance in men is possible – In men, marijuana use is associated with delay or trouble with orgasm. This may also be partly caused by the interaction between marijuana compound and male sex hormones like testosterone.

Some animal research has shown that testosterone spikes and dips while you’re high and then returns to normal later on.

Similarly to women, there are many things that can throw male sex hormones out of wack. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle can help ensure that you have the right hormonal balance for you prior to the effects of marijuana.

It’s also important to not that there are a lot of men out there who fully enjoy weed-induced sex. Just make sure not to smoke so much you wind up stuck on the sofa.

 

4. Marijuana heightens your senses – After consuming a little herb, have you noticed that colors look a little brighter? That the smell of food became a little more irresistible? The same blood pressure effects trigger pupil dilation, which makes colors seem a little more vivid than usual.

Animal studies have also shown that THC stimulates the olfactory bulb. This is the scent sensing area of the brain. In mice, these enhanced smelling powers led them directly to food. So, expect heightened visceral awareness from the psychoactive herb.

5. Marijuana makes you really love eating – Ever wonder where the munchies come from? THC binds to the same location as compounds that control appetite and metabolism. When you take in THC, it kicks your metabolism into overdrive.

It jump starts the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin and another hormone called leptin. Incidentally, leptin is responsible for telling your brain when to stop storing calories as fat.

At the same time, the dopamine spike from marijuana makes eating feel absolutely awesome. Dopamine is already released when we eat, but marijuana enhances the whole experience. This makes food taste awesome and wonderful to eat.

6. Marijuana increases your heart rate – Doctors often advise against using marijuana if you have a heart condition. The herb increases your heart rate for up to 3 hours after consumption. Cannabis increases heart rate a little more than sex, and about as much as strenuous exercises. But, speeding up your heart when your blood pressure is lowered can make for a bad time.

Though the plant has not caused any deaths to date, it is thought that your risk of heart attack increases when you consume marijuana. So, be mindful of heart complications when you toke up.

Marijuana is an amazing herb with ample therapeutic potential. These 7 facts are far from a complete representation of the plant.

Yet, for those who are a little canna-curious or are trying to make sense of your experiences, these are the most basic things you need to know.

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44 in Congress support effort to keep DOJ handcuffed in medical cannabis states

A bipartisan collection of nearly four-dozen U.S. House members want the feds to maintain their hands-off enforcement position toward states that have legalized medical marijuana.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican lawmaker from California, has spearheaded spending bill amendments that prevent the Justice Department from meddling in medical marijuana states. On Monday, he announced that he is urging the Commerce, Justice and Science committee chiefs to continue that path.

In a letter co-signed by Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, and 42 other House of Representatives members, Rohrabacher asked the chair and ranking member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies to include the following language in the fiscal year 2018 spending bill:

 

None of the funds made available in this Act to the Department of Justice may be used to enforce federal prohibitions involving the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes that are permitted by the laws of the state, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territory where the act was committed, or to prevent states, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories from implementing their own laws that permit the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes.

 

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Sessions’ DOJ Reviewing Marijuana Enforcement Policies, Governors…

 

  • United States Attorney General Jeff “Marijuana Consumers Aren’t Good People” Sessions has issued a formal memorandum calling on members of the Justice Department’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety to “undertake a review of existing policies,” including federal enforcement policies with regard to cannabis.

 

The memo was sent on April 5 to 94 U.S. Attorney’s Offices and Department of Justice component heads.

  • The Attorney General has requested a report back from task force members by no later than July 27th. You can read the full memo here.The release of this memorandum provides us with a general time frame during which to expect any formal announcements from the new administration with regard to addressing marijuana policy — specifically whether the Justice Department will respect state legalization laws.

    In the interim, members of Congress can remove all of the bite from Jeff Sessions’ bark by approving the bipartisan Respect State Marijuana Laws Act, which prevents the federal government from criminally prosecuting individuals and/or businesses who are engaging in state-sanctioned activities specific to the possession, use, production, and distribution of marijuana.

    Speaking recently before Congress, Attorney General Sessions said that his job is to enforce federal law. Let’s change federal law to ensure that our reform victories remain in place, and so that we can build upon these victories in the future.

    CLICK HERE TO CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN SUPPORT OF RESPECTING STATE MARIJUANA LAWS.

    But while the Justice Department contemplates its next move, state politicians are taking action. In recent days, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D), Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) and Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) issued a letter to the new U.S. Attorney General and to Secretary of Treasury Mnuchin calling on them to uphold the Obama Administration’s largely ‘hands off’ policies toward marijuana legalization, as outlined in the Cole Memo.

    “Overhauling the Cole Memo is sure to produce unintended and harmful consequences,” the governors wrote. “Changes that hurt the regulated market would divert existing marijuana product into the black market and increase dangerous activity in both our states and our neighboring states.”

    Political and social change rarely comes from the top on down, it comes from the bottom up. That is why it is imperative for you to not only contact your federal officials in support of changing policy, but also to continue to push for change at the local and state level.

    Click HERE to view pending federal and state legislation and easily contact your elected officials in support of them.

    Click HERE to find a local NORML chapter in your area and get involved. NORML Kansas City this week successfully placed marijuana decriminalization on their municipal ballot and saw it pass with 71% support. This is the kind of positive change a group of committed volunteer citizens can bring to their communities.

    A people united will never be defeated and together we WILL end marijuana prohibition nationwide.

    2 Responses to “Sessions’ DOJ Reviewing Marijuana Enforcement Policies, Governors Fight Back”

    1. Frederick Oppido says:

      We need the courage of our elected officials to undo the travesty known as the War on Drugs that has been unleashed on the American people. It is time to end a policy whose very foundation is based on lies, fear, intimidation, and deceit not scientific credibility. How many more lives will be destroyed for the Crime of Feeling Good? The Crimes Against Humanity that have been unleashed on the American people are no closer to achieving their goals than when this Draconian policy became the law nearly 80 some years ago. It is time for our elected officials to step up and put an end to this American nightmare.
      The only solution is for sensible legislation that ends criminal penalties for the personal or medical use of cannabis where no crimes are committed. Legalize, Regulate, Tax it just like Alcohol and allow citizens the right to make their own decisions in regards too consumption.

    2. Julian says:

      Indeed: how about legalize marijuana worldwide:
      http://www.marijuana.com/blog/news/2017/04/new-study-mexican-children-fighting-refractory-epilepsy-with-cbd/

      How ironic that Mexico is importing marijuana from Colorado for their case studies on epilepsy. The Government farm in Mississipi and cartel brick weed have become obsolete as the quality state legal supply from Colorado and soon California floods the market…
      …unless of course youre Dr Sue Sisley who has been fighting to clear the legal hurdles to provide FDA approved cannabis to veterans with PTSD:

      http://www.marijuana.com/blog/news/2017/04/mississippis-marijuana-director-defends-cannabis-research-program/

      Sisley has to use the governments “medical” marijuana to comply with Federal law even though it fails a lead test, a mold and a yeast test.

      Perhaps Sessions is kicking the can to US attorneys in July to see if the Rorhabacher-Farr amendment gets renewed this month: or for FDA approval of synthetic marijuana to pay Congress? …or maybe its because he admits keeping the Cole memo is the only option the DOJ can afford regardless?

      Either way, this Disadministration needs to get their message straight.

      Take the recent blunder by the TSA for example:
      http://www.marijuana.com/blog/news/2017/04/tsa-speaks-on-this-mornings-medical-marijuana-confusion/

      They posted it was legal to carry weed on carry-on yesterday then abruptly took it off, said “NO” to marijuana on carry-on or checked-in luggage, then told Duke London at Marijuana.com that they “have no regulations on marijuana.” (Right… Which is why you have marijuana regulations written on the TSA website? …)
      For the Love of all that is GREEN and HOLY! Call and write Congress to DO their JOB, stop this insanity and pass the Respect State Marijuana Laws ACT.

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New Marijuana Sleep Aid Spray May Wipe Out Insomnia

The first cannabis pharmaceutical for sleep has arrived. CannRX, a cannabis pharmaceutical company, has recently aligned with accelerator iCAN: Israel-Cannabis to launch a new cannabis-based sleep aid. The construction will be called ican.sleep, and it will be made from an extract of the real herb.

Instead of taking a pill, this sleep aid comes in the form of a spray. The spray contains a unique blend of cannabinoids that are designed to work in harmony to help you sleep.

This sleep aid comes at a time when a wave of new cannabis-based dietary products and pharmaceuticals are hitting the markets.

Recently, another pharmaceutical company, Cannabis Science, Inc. announced the development of a pain patch for fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy. A new epilepsy drug, Epidiolex by GW Pharmaceuticals, was successful in recent clinical trials.

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South African Court OKs Marijuana for Home Use

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FILE - A protester carries a marijuana pipe during a march calling for the legalization of cannabis in Cape Town, South Africa, May 7, 2016. On Friday, Western Cape province's High Court ruled that marijuana can now be legally grown and smoked in the privacy of one's home.

JOHANNESBURG —

Last week’s court ruling allowing home use of marijuana has sent South Africa buzzing about the possibility that cannabis will now be widely legal in the Rainbow Nation.

To which pro-marijuana activist Julian Stobbs says: Chill.

Friday’s ruling from the Western Cape province High Court does apply across the nation, but the decision is really more about privacy than it is about pot.

The ruling struck down part of an old law that prohibits private and personal use of marijuana. The ruling still has to be solidified by parliament and pass through the constitutional court, which could take up to two years.

South Africa first criminalized the substance in 1908. Police statistics say that drug-related arrests have recently risen, with just under 260,000 people arrested last year, according to the most recent annual crime report. That’s just over 13 percent of all arrests.

Stobbs and his partner, who…

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