Tubingen, Germany: The administration of FDA-approved synthetic THC (dronabinol) induces death in leukemia cell lines and offers a “low-toxic therapy option” for patients with cancer, according to findings published online in the journal BMC Cancer.
German researchers evaluated the impact of dronabinol on leukemia cells. Investigators reported that synthetic THC displayed “remarkable anti-proliferative as well as pro-apoptopic efficacy … in a broad spectrum of acute leukemia cell lines.” These findings “provide a promising rationale for the clinical use of cannabinoids … in distinct entities of acute leukemia,” they concluded.
Preclinical data dating back over four decades has consistently documented the… Continue reading
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla pleased at least 60% of the state this morning with the news that an initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use has qualified for the November 8th general election ballot.
Here is the official summary of the proposed legislation as it will appear in the ballot:
MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Legalizes marijuana and hemp under state law. Designates state agencies to license and regulate marijuana industry. Imposes state excise tax on retail sales of marijuana equal to 15% of sales price, and state cultivation taxes on marijuana of $9.25 per ounce of flowers and… Continue reading
RustyShcklfrd wins this month’s award for best photo on the International Cannagraphic with Blueberry x LouisXIII OG!
Visit the thread, the poll and all the entry images with comments by clicking here.
The International Cannagraphic recognizes excellence in photography with monthly awards, all site members are allowed to vote for their favorite image.
Long-time site supporter MyAssIsGrass has been managing this contest for more than a decade, truly a work of love :)
Below is a slide show of all the entrants for the month. Continue reading
I have just heard the sad news that Howard Marks has passed on, and he will be sorely missed by many, including myself.
Throughout his 70 years, Howard led a very interesting life as a scholar, smuggler, writer, performer and consummate cannabis lover.
Our most grievous condolences go to Howard’s family and friends at this difficult time.
Howard was a counter-culture anti-hero, who touched the hearts and minds of many, throughout his illustrious career as a student/dope smuggler, prisoner, author, lecturer and consummate cannabis enthusiast.
Whatever ‘crimes’ he might have been accused of in his life, and jailed for, just… Continue reading