Uruguay: Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin July 19 at Pharmacies

Cannabis in Uruguay

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Legal sales of marijuana for recreational purposes are set to begin next week in Uruguay at a limited number of pharmacies to nearly 5,000 people who have registered as consumers.

The South American nation’s Cannabis Regulation and Control Institute said Friday in a statement that pot will be available...

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Study: THC May Help Prevent HIV from Becoming AIDS

THC rich flower (cannabis)

Every day more and more evidence pointing to the medicinal powers of cannabis is found, the pharmaceutical industry must be in turmoil.

According to a new study being published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may help prevent the progression from HIV infection to the development of AIDS.

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Study: Cannabinoids Attenuate Hyperactivity and Weight Loss in Anorexia

Anorexia Study: Cannabinoids

According to a new study, cannabinoids can attenuate (reduce the effects of) hyperactivity and body weight loss in activity-based anorexia.

 The study, published by the British Journal of Pharmacology, was epublished ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health.

“Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a serious psychiatric condition characterized...

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United Nations’s World Health Organization Calls for Worldwide Decriminalization of Drug Use and Possession

World Health Organization Calls for Worldwide Decriminalization of cannabis

In a public statement the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) has called for the worldwide decriminalization of drug possession and use.

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