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Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide

The therapeutic potential of cannabis appears limitless, extending far beyond just relieving nausea or pain in the terminally ill. Christina Sanchez, a molecular biologist from Compultense University in Madrid, Spain, has been studying the molecular activity of cannabinoids for more than 10 years, and during this time she and her colleagues have learned that tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the primary psychoactive component of cannabis, induces tumor cell “suicide” while leaving healthy cells alone. This amazing discovery was somewhat unexpected, as…

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

Nevada’s vote is set and advocates believe they can get similar measures on the ballot in four other states On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That means the initiative is going on the ballot in 2016, making Nevada the first state to officially be voting on pot legalization in the next election. “Voters will have the opportunity to end marijuana prohibition next year and…

Nevada lawmaker wants medical marijuana for pets

A Nevada lawmaker proposed a bill in the state legislature on Tuesday that would grant ailing pets access to medical marijuana. The measure, put forward by Democrat Tick Segerblom, would let owners obtain the drug for their animals if a veterinarian confirmed it ” may mitigate the symptoms or effects” of a chronic or debilitating medical condition. The proposed bill also includes provisions related to medical marijuana use among humans, including new regulations for dispensaries and dropping penalties for…