War on Drugs

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    Marijuana And Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers



    Robin Wilkey
    09/19/2012


    A pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a compound derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer, potentially altering the fatality of the disease forever.

    "It took us about 20 years of research to figure this out, but we are very excited," said Pierre Desprez, one of the scientists behind the discovery, to The Huffington Post. "We want to get started with trials as soon as possible."

    The San Francisco Chronicle first reported on the finding, which has already undergone both laboratory and animal testing, and is awaiting permission for clinical trials in humans.

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    Aussie police make big cocaine haul...

    Police seize 1,100kg in Australia's 'largest cocaine bust'
    29 December 2016 - Fifteen men have been charged after police said they made the biggest cocaine bust in Australia's history.
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    December 28, 2016 – Experts are blaming drug cartel violence and the increased use of guns by criminals for a surge in homicides in the Mexican cities of Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez on the U.S. border.
     
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    There is no link or citation that I can find on this, but today's news reported that ER physicians in Colorado are seeing more patients with severe respiratory and allergy reactions who regularly use cannabis.

    This may be a sign that cannabis is not meant to be consumed on a daily basis.

    The featured patient in the news piece has had to give up all use of cannabis completely to get over the symptoms of overuse.
     
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    Looks like there are pro's and con's to cannabis use then.
     
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    Heroin burned, cartel member extradited to the U.S....
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    Six heroin labs destroyed in Afghanistan raid
    Jan. 30, 2017 -- Afghanistan forces destroyed six heroin labs in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Interior announced Monday.
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    La Familia Michoacana cartel member 'La Minsa' extradited to U.S.
    Jan. 30, 2017 -- Arnoldo "La Minsa" Rueda-Medina, an accused member of the Sinaloa Cartel-allied La Familia Michoacana cartel, was extradited from Mexico to the United States.
     
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    Trump on Drug War: 'We're Going to be Ruthless ... We Have No Choice'
    February 10, 2017 | Speaking before a prominent group of police chiefs and sheriffs from across the nation, President Donald Trump said his administration will fight a "ruthless" war against illegal drugs and assist state and local officials in stopping gang members, "many of whom are not even legally in our country."
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    Tanzania approves extradition to US of alleged drug kingpin
    Apr 12,`17 -- A Tanzanian court on Wednesday approved the extradition to the United States the alleged leader of a global drug trafficking ring who was arrested after a two-year manhunt.
     
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    One of the reasons marijuana has never thoroughly been studied is because the Federal Government has classified it has a schedule 1 substance, right up with there with Meth, Cocaine & Heroin. It's ridiculous--

    We know that Marijuana has a lot of medical benefits for people with chronic pain, crone's disease, those on chemotherapy, and many other chronic diseases. But it's the states that have legalized it, and those states with medical marijuana legislation that have really been doing the studies.
     

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