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Food Banks

Originally posted on tishnaught:
? Why do we tolerate this? JGF I think we have gone beyond the early attempts to ignore, or deny, rising food bank  use. Sadly Food Banks are now a significant feature of the way we tackle…

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Manchester attack – why?

What could make someone do that? Why? How could anyone commit such an atrocity? On an individual level it clearly takes a very seriously disturbed and fucked up person to kill loads of innocent people, and children (and themselves). And I … Continue reading

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Complementary and Alternative Therapies in MND/ALS

Complementary and Alternative Therapies in MND/ALS Richard S. Bedlack, MD, PhD,1 Nanette Joyce, DO,2 Gregory T. Carter, MD, MS,3 Sabrina Pagononi, MD, PhD,4 andChafic Karam, MD5 Published online 2015 Sep 8 Synopsis Given the severity of their illness and lack … Continue reading

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Effects of Cannabis on MND/ALS

Effects of Cannabis on ALS Cannabis has long been determined to be beneficial in slowing ALS’s progression and offering relief from its associated symptoms. Preclinical studies indicate that cannabinoids found in cannabis, including the psychoactive tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC), have antioxidative, anti-inflammatory … Continue reading

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CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform- Report, February 2016

CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform, February 2016 All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform (APPG) Short Inquiry into the case for changing the categorisation of cannabis for medicinal purposes from Schedule 1 to a more appropriate Schedule Response to Call for Evidence … Continue reading

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Cannabis: The Evidence for Medical Use

Cannabis: The Evidence for Medical Use Professor Michael P Barnes MD FRCP Honorary Professor of Neurological Rehabilitation, Newcastle University Dr Jennifer C Barnes DPsychol Clinical Psychologist, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust May 2016 INDEX Executive Summary i 1. … Continue reading

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On Jackie Walker and antisemitism

Were Jackie Walker’s comments antisemitic, and should she have been removed from post and suspended from the Labour Party? The reported comments are as follows:- 1. A Facebook conversation in which she suggested that Jews hold particular responsibility for the … Continue reading

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Professor David Nutt: Cannabis is the oldest medicine in the world – why is it banned?

Professor David Nutt: Cannabis is the oldest medicine in the world – why is it banned? Cannabis is generally thought to be the oldest medicine in the world, with evidence of use from Egypt and China dating back four millennia. … Continue reading

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Analysis: Cannabis and MND

Since a large body of compelling evidence exists for the efficacy of cannabis in targeting Motor Neurone Disease (MND), since only one other drug is currently licensed to treat the condition – and has very limited benefits – and since cannabis … Continue reading

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Cannabis Reduces Spasticity in Patients With MND

Medscape Medical News > Conference News Cannabis Extract Spray Reduces Spasticity in Patients With MND Pauline Anderson May 31, 2016 COPENHAGEN — A cannabis extract reduces spasticity and is safe in patients with motor neuron diseases (MND), including amyotrophic lateral … Continue reading

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