NORML's Weekly News Bulletin -- June 1, 2006 

NORML's Weekly News Bulletin -- June 1, 2006 
Posted by CN Staff on June 01, 2006 at 13:19:12 PT
Weekly Press Release 
Source: NORML 
Cannabidiol Dramatically Inhibits Breast Cancer Cell Growth, Study SaysJune 1, 2006 - Naples, ItalyNaples, Italy: Compounds in marijuana inhibit cancer cell growth in animals and in culture on a wide range of tumoral cell lines, including human breast carcinoma cells, human prostate carcimona cells, and human colectoral carcinoma cells, according to preclinical trial data published in the May issue of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
Investigators at Italy's Instuto di Chemica Biomolecolare assessed the anti-cancer activity of various non-psychoactive cannabinoids - including cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), and cannabichromine (CBC) - in vivo and in vitro. Researchers reported that CBD acts as a more potent inhibitor of cancer cell growth than other cannabinoids, including THC, and noted that the compound is particularly efficacious in halting the spread of breast cancer cells by triggering apoptosis (programmed cell death).Cannabigerol and CBC also possess anti-tumor properties, but lack the potency of CBD, they found."These results suggest the use in cancer therapy for cannabidiol," investigators concluded.Previous studies have shown cannabinoids to reduce the size and halt the spread of glioma (brain tumor) cells in animals and humans in a dose dependent manner. Separate preclinical studies have also demonstrated cannabinoids to inhibit cancer cell growth and selectively trigger malignant cell death in skin cancer cells, leukemic cells, lung cancer cells, and prostate carcinoma cells, among other cancerous cell lines.For more information, please contact Paul Armentano, NORML Senior Policy Analyst, at (202) 483-5500. Full text of the study, "Antitumor activity of plant cannabinoids with emphasis on the effect of cannabidiol on human breast carcinoma," is available online at: Additional information on cannabinoids' anti-cancer properties is available in NORML's report, "Cannabinoids as Cancer Hope," online at:, Not Cannabis Use, Associated With Increased Injury Risk June 1, 2006 - Columbia, MO, USAColumbia, MO: Past use of cannabis is not associated with an increased risk of injury requiring hospitalization, according to the findings of a case-control study published in the March/April issue of the journal Missouri Medicine. Investigators at the University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, assessed the association between past cannabis use and injury among adults age 18 to 60. Researchers conducted interviews with 2,161 injured subjects requiring emergency room treatment and 1,856 controls matched for age and gender. "Self-reported marijuana use in the previous seven days was associated in this study with a substantially decreased risk of injury," investigators reported. In contrast, use of other illicit drugs and/or recent drinking (in the prior six hours) was associated "with a greatly increased risk of injury."Previous research published last year in the Journal of TRAUMA Injury, Infection, and Critical Care also reported that cannabis use is not independently associated with injuries requiring hospitalization. That study, conducted by investigators at SUNY (State University of New York) Buffalo's Department of Family Medicine, reported, "Alcohol and cocaine use is independently associated with violence-related injuries, whereas opiate use is independently associated with nonviolent injuries and burns. ... Associations of positive toxicology test results for ... cannabis ... with injury type, injury mechanisms, and outcomes were not statistically significant."For more information, please contact Paul Armentano, NORML Senior Policy Analyst, at (202) 483-5500. Full text of the study, "Marijuana and other illicit drug use and the risk of injury: A case-control study," appears in the March/April issue of Missouri Medicine.DL: Medicinal Cannabis Use Rising June 1, 2006 - Malaga, SpainMalaga, Spain: An increasing number of Spaniards with terminal and/or chronic diseases are using cannabis therapeutically, according to a report published earlier this week in El Sur newspaper.Use of cannabis for medicinal purposes among the Spanish population may be increasing by as much as 20 percent annually, the report said.Though medicinal cannabis is not available legally in Spain, possession of marijuana is not defined as a criminal offense under federal law.Last year, Spanish health officials approved the importation and use of Sativex, an oral spray consisting of natural cannabis extracts, for select patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS), neuropathic pain, and other conditions.For more information, please contact Paul Armentano, NORML Senior Policy Analyst, at (202) 483-5500.DL: NORML Foundation (DC)Published: June 1, 2006Copyright: 2006 NORML Contact: norml Website: NORML Archives 
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Comment #57 posted by FoM on June 06, 2006 at 17:56:28 PT
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Comment #56 posted by FoM on June 05, 2006 at 16:04:09 PT
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Comment #55 posted by Hope on June 05, 2006 at 08:52:24 PT
Missed your posting.Take it easy on ol' Whig. You didn't do it to yourself. We all do stupid things, make mistakes, and we all have accidents. It may have been the heroin. It may have been the dollar bill. And exacerbating matters may be your anger at yourself. Forgive yourself for beinging an occasional dunderhead. Not being so angry at yourself might ease the discomfort a little bit.You have to realize that if it was that incident, it's done, long done, and maybe you have scar tissue or a family of bacteria set up in your soft tissue. But the offending bacteria or whatever, are likely gone if you've ever taken antibiotics. Psuedoephedrine, in the form of Drixoral, saved my life starting from my late teens. I've taken it twice a day, nearly every day since then. I'm supposed to take it twice a day. That's been about thirty years worth of two a day. Packaging and all, that's probably a bushel basket full.Of course everyone is different. My daughter can't take makes her jittery.Having had allergies for years, I'm a virtual test tube for pollens in the air. I know that I can be going along just fine and a gust of wind carrying a particular little fuzzy, sting bomb will fly right up my nose and start the whole histamine repertoire.The heroin snort may have oversensitised your sinuses. But it can't still be causing it. If you are, I'd try to stop blaming myself for something that happened a long time ago...and you can't undo it, anyway. So forgive yourself and don't let it continue to give you grief. Oh yeah...and don't do it again.Maybe you're not blaming yourself, though. Maybe you have just pinpointed the beginning of the ailment. But don't feel the need to blame yourself.There was a time when you went to a doctor for help. I'm not sure what it's all about now...but it doesn't always feel like help. It feels like being fed through a machine, with as many people and doctors involved as possible (dividing the money pie that you have become) that takes all the money out of your pockets and deposits you out the other end...with the same problem...and maybe more.Modern medicine isn't all that it's cracked up to be. This week one of my grandson's, playing with other boys got one of those plastic beads shot up his ear in one of those Air-Sof gun fights. Around the same time, a two year old granddaughter, in another state, stuffed a bead up her nose. You'd think they would have a little suction device on the end of a tube to grasp the ball and the bead. But no.My grandson wasn't in pain when he went to the emergency room Friday night. They had blood pouring out his ear from digging at the thing with forceps...him furious and in pain, with a pain prescription...and the pellet still in his ear when they left. Only now it was bloody and sticky and the ear canal was damaged and swelling. Hopefully, if the swelling they caused has gone down enough, an ear specialist can get it out at his office today. The granddaughter had to be restrained and the bead retrieved from her delicate little nose with forceps and a terrible frightening struggle. I don't know if they caused her any injury.How modern and wonderful is that? It's not. People are better off dealing with their own health problems whenever they possibly can. Modern doctoring is the last resort and you better hope they don't do more harm than good.When my mother hurt her foot so badly last year, right before I broke my arm, they prescribed her pain and muscle relaxing stuff. After she slept for two days, we looked at her prescriptions. The same pills were in two differently labeled bottles. She was taking a double dose of the one pill and it was knocking her out. There were probably ten people working at the pharmacy that day...and they were so jovial and working there was so busy and friendly and they were distracted when they should have been paying attention. 
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Comment #54 posted by whig on June 04, 2006 at 20:59:23 PT
I'm back! Still catching up, and it might be tomorrow by the time I've read through what's been posted in the last few days I was gone. I'll definitely try to be careful about not disappearing when I think I'm not feeling well, and FoM knows how to reach me now too.Truly I had and still have to some degree a bad frontal sinus problem which has been getting better for the last few months once I guessed that was the problem and started treating it with pepper spray and saline irrigation. I rarely have a headache now except when I lie down on my back and then it's mild enough that it is possible to sleep in that position. But when I had posted that a few months back, I was in serious pain and it had been years and not a single doctor had diagnosed me. I think they believed it was not a pain in my physical head but something in my mind. I was being prescribed sleep-aids and not treated for the cause of the pain, at any rate. I'm now completely off of those.Some mornings I wake up and one or the other nostril is plugged, other days my left eustachian tube is backed up all day. Some days are pretty much clear. Pseudoephedrine seems to help but I don't prefer to take that too often. Cannabis might also help to clear this up because of its congestion relieving properties and I have some reason to think it will. I'm inclined to keep on trying to fix myself without going to another ENT specialist because I've been so disappointed in having two of them already fail to diagnose me and I really dislike the whole experience of dealing with that.Anyhow there's absolutely no question about that I'm getting better if I look at it from one week to the previous, and to the week before that. It's not always better one day to the next, but it's progress and I've had this for several years now so I shouldn't expect to clear it out in a short time. The really unfortunate thing I have to acknowledge is that I did this to myself, because the headache started a week after the one time I snorted heroin and it's been ever since then. I even used a rolled-up dollar bill when I did that. Stupid. Stupid. I was in a bad state of mind, in a lot of pain and the girl I thought I was in love with was an addict and it just went that way. My choice, my fault, and I have to suffer the consequence. But the original cause isn't something that was obvious to me until more recently, so it's not like I was telling the doctors about that when I was trying to figure out my headache.
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Comment #53 posted by afterburner on June 03, 2006 at 23:30:46 PT
Create a Buzz!
"Naples, Italy: Compounds in marijuana inhibit cancer cell growth in animals and in culture on a wide range of tumoral cell lines, including human breast carcinoma cells, human prostate carcinoma cells, and human colorectal carcinoma cells"If the NY Times and the AP won't report it, tell all your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers, your family. I told 2 friends (already) and they told 2 friends and so on and so on.In order to take back our country, we must reinvent the tools of our founding fathers, as well as the new tools like the internet. Poster the city, like the pamphleteers of colonial days. Find a busy intersection, put up posters of the details with a catchy heading, and spread the word of this study to everyday people.Cannabis does not just inhibit cancerous tumors in Italy. Cannabis inhibits cancerous tumors in every country on Earth! Pass the word. "No army can resist the strength of an idea whose time has come."
Pamphleteers & Web: pamphlets of American Revolution similar to websites
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Comment #52 posted by FoM on June 03, 2006 at 22:16:26 PT
You're welcome. I hope it works for you. It's a good album.
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Comment #51 posted by Hope on June 03, 2006 at 22:14:00 PT
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Comment #50 posted by FoM on June 03, 2006 at 22:11:55 PT
You can listen to the whole album on this link.
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Comment #49 posted by Hope on June 03, 2006 at 21:49:50 PT
Dixie Chicks
Please, anyone know where I can try to listen to their new music on the net. It might take all night...but I might get it.
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Comment #48 posted by Hope on June 03, 2006 at 21:48:35 PT
I guess
I'm gonna haf to crank up some music of some kind from some where.
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Comment #47 posted by Hope on June 03, 2006 at 21:46:36 PT
Everybody's gone dancin!
But me.:0(
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Comment #46 posted by Hope on June 03, 2006 at 21:46:00 PT
Sittin home alone on a Saturday night.It's wonderful.So peaceful. So quiet. 
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Comment #45 posted by Hope on June 03, 2006 at 21:27:03 PT
The moral of the story...
in case you missed it... it is "don't...please, don't say....unless you mean it"...."I think I'm having an aneurysm." and then not answer for three hours.Whew.
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Comment #44 posted by Hope on June 03, 2006 at 21:21:07 PT
Mother Hen
calling HD15...Like to hear a word from you. Like ..."I'm ok."
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Comment #43 posted by Hope on June 03, 2006 at 21:10:29 PT
Sounds like an old laxative commercial....
"Reckon it's as gentle as cannabis or as safe as cannabis?""Cannabis. Safe and gentle. Lets you rest."(Does not give you diahreah...ever...that I know of.) :0)
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Comment #42 posted by Hope on June 03, 2006 at 21:04:08 PT
Besides "Standing together", and "Venting", and "Ranting" and "Dreaming", "Sharing coffee break", "Listening", somehow, after this incident, it suddenly seemed prudent to keep in touch, giving us an whole nuther reason to check in here.I laughed so hard for a minute, I nearly cried.As I remember, he said, "I'm having an aneurysm." or "I think I'm having an aneurysm. ...and left for dinner out.Three hours later ...there was a possee forming. Oh was rough.We miss you, Whig.Are you there yet?
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Comment #41 posted by FoM on June 03, 2006 at 21:01:15 PT
Mr. and Mrs. Whig should be back at their home sometime tomorrow. We really enjoyed their company. 
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Comment #40 posted by Hope on June 03, 2006 at 20:55:46 PT
He was having dinner instead.Whew! It opened a whole new era at C-News.
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Comment #39 posted by Hope on June 03, 2006 at 20:54:30 PT
I miss him. He has kept a vigilant eye on us since the day we almost hunted him down to see if he was ok.:0)Well, we thought he was having an aneurysm.
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Comment #38 posted by Had Enough on June 03, 2006 at 19:50:21 PT
Click to See
Garnier: R&D shake-up led to cancer coupJean-Pierre Garnier, the chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline, Europe's largest pharmaceuticals group, last night credited the company's novel approach to research and development for its success in breaking into the $8bn-a-year cancer market.and…********************GlaxoSmithKline says breast cancer drug trial positive, brings forward filing date Glaxo also said that it will form a strategic alliance with biotech company Sirna Therapeutics Inc. to develop gene-based treatments for respiratory diseases. The multiyear agreement could result in milestone payments of more than $700 million to the end...In a separate statement, Sirna said it received its first U.S. patent for an RNA interference target instrumental in such diseases as asthma, arthritis, cancer, chronic inflammation, as well as in neurodegenerative diseases and heart disease. and…
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Comment #37 posted by Hope on June 03, 2006 at 19:14:13 PT
...except for narcs and what ever kind of fiascos they can stir up.
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Comment #36 posted by Hope on June 03, 2006 at 19:13:19 PT
Does make you go "Hmmmmmm?" Doesn't it?Reckon it's as gentle as cannabis or as safe as cannabis?
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Comment #35 posted by Had Enough on June 03, 2006 at 15:41:55 PT
In the News
Just saw on CNN. Glaxo-SmithKline has announced a new breast cancer drug. Is this just coincidence that a Drug Company/Dealer announced this just after the recent articles about cancer fighting cannabis properties? Hmmmm. Just how long has this drug dealer been working on this new miracle breast cancer drug?They went on to say that Glaxo-SmithKline will ask FDA for approval.
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Comment #34 posted by FoM on June 03, 2006 at 10:45:21 PT
Pot Shots: Dr. Tashkin Makes the News
By Fred GardnerJune 3 / 4, 2006"Marijuana Does Not Raise Lung Cancer Risk," proclaimed the headlines on May 23, over stories about Donald Tashkin's talk at the American Thoracic Society conference in San Diego. Dr. Tashkin led a team of UCLA investigators who conducted a large, population-based, case-controlled study looking for links between marijuana use and the risk of lung cancer in middle-aged adults living in Los Angeles County. They concluded, "We did not observe a positive association of marijuana use, even heavy long-term use, with lung cancer, controlling for tobacco smoking and other potential confounders" (age, sex, race, educational level).Complete Article:
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Comment #33 posted by Hope on June 03, 2006 at 10:12:16 PT
Breast and other Cancers and Cannabis
Something I want to say to our "leaders", our politicians, our law enforcement, our citizens, our prohibitionists and a question.Have mercy on the suffering. Please.The question is this. Should you be of the sort who has no mercy on the suffering…if it involves "drugs". I have to ask you this.. Have you no conscience?
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Comment #32 posted by afterburner on June 03, 2006 at 07:09:52 PT
Cannabidiol, a New Wonder Drug
Marijuana Chemical Reduces the Development of Diabetes in Animal Study 
BBSNews, NC - May 29, 2006
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Comment #31 posted by Toker00 on June 03, 2006 at 06:27:54 PT
Gimme Back My Buddets
Put 'em back where they belong.Toke.
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Comment #30 posted by Hope on June 02, 2006 at 18:13:41 PT
In a good world...this would be front page news.Headlines. Marijuana Helps the Body Resist CancerProhibited Plant is Medicinal and ProtectiveBillions Spent, Millions Imprisoned for Prohibition of Cancer Fighting HerbI think perhaps those who are concerned about being deprived of cannabinoids, as you know I've been concerned about for some years now, need to start thinking about the Law Firms they wish to contact to sue the government for prohibiting the use of this beneficial and life saving plant.Give me back my gift from God.
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Comment #29 posted by global_warming on June 02, 2006 at 16:53:33 PT
Is This It?
The Night is Darkest Before The Dawn,Like most of us,I sense, there is a better way,A much better way, that is more productive,More healthy,And closer to The Eternal Justice,End Cannabis Prohibition,
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Comment #28 posted by global_warming on June 02, 2006 at 16:42:12 PT
Bet You
Those folks at the addiction centers are scratching their heads, about this Holy Spirit Thing.There are wasteful superstitions, and yet, it only takes one person to contemplate this world, one person that can see this world, can make the difference.
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Comment #27 posted by global_warming on June 02, 2006 at 16:34:31 PT
Some Thoughts
Mat 1:18The birth of Jesus Christ came about this way: After His mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Have they figured a way to tax the Holy Spirit?
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Comment #26 posted by global_warming on June 02, 2006 at 16:16:13 PT
In a news article I read,.. title.. Law enforcement intercept nearly a million dollars in marijuana that was headed for Middle Tennessee"Recently Tennessee became one of 23 states that tax illicit drugs. Wednesday morning's drug seizure has the potential of generating some 100-thousand dollars in tax revenue.The Tennessee legislature passed the law back in January. It states that local law enforcement agencies can receive 75 percent of the tax total.Chief Bowen says the department of revenue will be hearing from him."The question is, who is going to pay this money?The prisoner? Or the decent taxpayers of this state?If this marijuana never made it to market, where is the value?
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Comment #25 posted by global_warming on June 02, 2006 at 15:49:19 PT
This is one of places"In the next few weeks, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on legislation to stop the federal government from arresting patients in states with laws that allow the medical use of marijuana. We are within striking distance of passing this legislation. ""Medical marijuana is an issue of mercy. That's why the United Methodist Church, the Union for Reform Judaism, the Progressive National Baptist Convention, the Episcopal Church, and the United Church of Christ have taken strong positions in favor of medical marijuana. Seriously ill patients who are making an earnest attempt at healing should not be subject to arrest for following their doctors' orders in accordance with their state's laws." 
The Feds Will Hunt Down More Medical Marijuana Patients... Unless We Stop Them
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Comment #24 posted by FoM on June 02, 2006 at 15:37:59 PT
About News
I have been trying for a long time to figure out how news flows or doesn't flow. I think of all the different battles we've seen. Some we've won and some we've lost but where are we right now? 
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Comment #23 posted by dongenero on June 02, 2006 at 15:24:41 PT
isn't that the truth E_J!!!
I am not seeing these findings anywhere.Yet, some BS schizophrenia reports can come out, and be reported all over the place. Cannabis inhibits cancer?....ah who cares, how is the Booboo the chicken vigil going?I guess it's an indication of how much our government controls what is put out by the media. The media is bought and sold from the top down so, we had better work keep the internet neutral.It may be the last place to find "real" information. 
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Comment #22 posted by E_Johnson on June 02, 2006 at 15:12:46 PT
I think the news media are TERRIFIED of this story
It rocks their world a little too much to see print.They think they can make it go away by pretending it never happened.It won't go away.All they're going to accomplish by ignoring it is to kill more people.
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Comment #21 posted by Hope on June 02, 2006 at 06:42:34 PT
Dr. Feelgood!
You really are.
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Comment #20 posted by Hope on June 02, 2006 at 06:41:07 PT
Al Gore had enough experience to
know better. He had smoked enough cannabis, from articles I read, to know pot hadn't hurt him. He and his advisers were cowards.He knew better than to keep putting people in prison...even before these more recent studies.We know he knew! He didn't have this study...but he knew.Let Jerry Sisson out of prison! Return to him the freedom that was wrongly taken from him! Let our medical cannabis prisoners out first! Then let out all the non violent cannabis convicts.Free them! Now!
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Comment #19 posted by Hope on June 02, 2006 at 06:30:42 PT
Prohibitionist's will console themselves
that this can't be was an Italian study. You know those guys...Michelangelo was Italian. What did he know?If our government didn't approve or ask for the can't be true.Yay! It is true!Remember those times when you had to say..."Well it may not be GOOD for you..." when you knew in your heart it was?Recalling that time I was so mad about a talk show host, Donahue, I think, saying, "You can always find fresh broccolli in a pothead's refrigerater", and my daughter opened her mouth and said one of the things she often did to amaze me as well as herself. "Mama, the Children of Peace know what's good for them."
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Comment #18 posted by CorvallisEric on June 02, 2006 at 06:16:39 PT
#16 - new solar cells
Nothing I've found inspires much confidence. The most credible story seems to be that the efficiency is no better than silicon but the cost is only about 1/4. There is probably lots of research going on to make silicon cells cheaper, as well as other exotic things like this one.Some more info: Lots more little snippets, search "Vivian Alberts" solarI'm still looking forward to when oil gets too expensive for most people and I can ride my bike in relative peace and safety.
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Comment #17 posted by gloovins on June 01, 2006 at 22:36:19 PT
If Al Gore was truly for ending cannabis prohib
he would win in 2008
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Comment #16 posted by ekim on June 01, 2006 at 22:01:34 PT
Al Gore Call for the End of Cannabis Prohibition
Comment #20 posted by lombar on May 17, 2006 at 12:05:51 PT
You, the people.. 
I can't see why the US people can't collectively disband the FDA. It is obvious that it has no concern about the safety and efficacy of medications, only the bottom line of big drug companies. Isn't there a way you can sue them or something? IT only gets approved if it can be marketed? Any cure you can just grow in the garden is VERBOTEN. How can they claim cannabis is unsafe and yet sell marinol for exhobitant prices? Because the system is wholly corrupt, no other answer fits the available facts. It's just the tip of the ice berg.
Is there any resources on the costs of farming hemp for the purpose of making biofuel? I am just wondering at what price of gas will it become feasible to market biodeisel as an alternative fuel? It hit 1.22 CAD per liter yesterday. ~3.8 l/gallon -> 4.66/gallon ~ 4.17 USD per gallon here. Deisel is not much less but I am not sure of the price. I found this a while ago but can find no further information. Alternative energies will put the oil guys out of business. The revolution need not be bloody, just shift away from non-sustainable activities. Curb excesses.. go solar!-------------In a scientific breakthrough that has stunned the world, a team of South African scientists has developed a revolutionary new, highly efficient solar power technology that will enable homes to obtain all their electricity from the sun.This means high electricity bills and frequent power failures could soon be a thing of the past.The unique South African-developed solar panels will make it possible for houses to become completely self-sufficient for energy supplies.The panels are able to generate enough energy to run stoves, geysers, lights, TVs, fridges, computers - in short all the mod-cons of the modern house.Nothing else comes close to the effectiveness of the SA invention The new technology should be available in South Africa within a year and through a special converter, energy can be fed directly into the wiring of existing houses. New powerful storage units will allow energy storage to meet demands even in winter. The panels are so efficient they can operate through a Cape Town winter. while direct sunlight is ideal for high-energy generation, other daytime light also generates energy via the panels.A team of scientists led by University of Johannesburg (formerly Rand Afrikaans University) scientist Professor Vivian Alberts achieved the breakthrough after 10 years of research. The South African technology has now been patented across the world.One of the world leaders in solar energy, German company IFE Solar Systems, has invested more than R500-million in the South African invention and is set to manufacture 500 000 of the panels before the end of the year at a new plant in Germany.Production will start next month and the factory will run 24 hours a day, producing more than 1 000 panels a day to meet expected demand.Another large German solar company is negotiating with the South African inventors for rights to the technology, while a South African consortium of businesses are keen to build local factories.The new, highly efficient and cheap alloy solar panel is much more efficient than the costly old silicone solar panels.International experts have admitted that nothing else comes close to the effectiveness of the South African invention.The South African solar panels consist of a thin layer of a unique metal alloy that converts light into energy. The photo-responsive alloy can operate on virtually all flexible surfaces, which means it could in future find a host of other applications.Alberts said the new panels are approximately five microns thick (a human hair is 20 microns thick) while the older silicon panels are 350 microns thick. the cost of the South African technology is a fraction of the less effective silicone solar panels.Alberts said in Switzerland it was already compulsory for all new houses to include solar technology to lessen energy demands on national grids."And that was the older, less effective technology. With our hours of sunlight, we will on average generate twice as much energy than, for instance, European countries."While South African scientists developed and patented the new, super-effective alloy solar panels, other companies have developed new, super-efficient storage batteries and special converters to change the energy into the power source of a particular country (220 volts in South Africa).# Eskom spokesperson Carin de Villiers said any new power supply that lessened the load on Eskom was to be welcomed.She said Eskom was also doing its own research on solar energy."In fact, we are currently investigating building what will probably be the largest solar power plant, in the Northern Cape - a 100-megawatt facility."She added that Eskom was also researching wind and fuel-cell technology as alternative energy sources.o This article was originally published on page 1 of Saturday Argus on February 11, 2006
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Comment #15 posted by freshy on June 01, 2006 at 18:24:45 PT
wow.. i wonder how many prohibitionists have had cancer or diabetes and are now realizing they could have been saved with marijuana. if irony were apples, we'd all be eating pie. Prohibition: millions of lives ruined, billions of dollars spent, thousands dead because medical treatment is illegal, and no significant change in drug do they convince themselves that it is right. can't wait for the 2008 regime change, there is no possible way that the left can screw it up this time.
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Comment #14 posted by mayan on June 01, 2006 at 18:24:30 PT
Thanks! I had just found that link on Buzzflash but you beat me to it!Where was the media in November of 2004 when it had already been proven that the election was stolen?2004 Exit Poll "Red Shift" As Seen In Vote Numbers:
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Comment #13 posted by Max Flowers on June 01, 2006 at 17:50:31 PT
No explanations needed
THE PROHIBITIONISTS HAVE LOTS OF EXPLAINING TO DO AND WE MUST ALL DEMAND AN IMMEDIATE EXPLANATION!!!My angle is, instead of an explanation, let's demand change! They cannot and will not "explain" anything beyond repeating the same old lies and propaganda. We don't need an explanation, because we know all the reasons. They know the real reasons why they do what they do, and we know those reasons, and they know that we know. So we might as well all stop playing this game and move to the next stage.
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Comment #12 posted by FoM on June 01, 2006 at 17:26:16 PT
I don't know what to say. How is this happening?
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Comment #11 posted by CorvallisEric on June 01, 2006 at 17:07:38 PT
Rolling Stone 2004 election
The Robert Kennedy, Jr. article on the 2004 election (especially Ohio) which mayan mentioned yesterday is up on Rolling Stone:
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Comment #10 posted by global_warming on June 01, 2006 at 17:04:34 PT
We Hover
In front of Science and Religion,Form our political decisions,Mark the vote,Feel justified,That the common voteThe reason based on fear and confusionRules this world,In the meantime,Here in AmericaThere are more prisons,To hold the flesh,While the soul,Cannot be sold or enslaved,For is it not said,Man does not live by bread alone,
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Comment #9 posted by global_warming on June 01, 2006 at 16:57:07 PT
I Wonder
When this prohibitionist attitude will change,Might it be when they first see their mental illness?Might it be when they first have a glimpse into their conscience?When they can remember beating some drug addict on the head?And see that stream and glory of life on this world,That cannot be explained by the best science,It cannot be explained.
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Comment #8 posted by mayan on June 01, 2006 at 16:36:50 PT
Not only is the cannabis plant not bad for you, it is good for you! Spread the news to everyone you know. We must inform the masses as quickly as possible to create such a massive outcry that it can't be ignored. Now is the time to expose politicians,industries,media outlets and everyone else who is responsible for the big lie of cannabis prohibition!THE PROHIBITIONISTS HAVE LOTS OF EXPLAINING TO DO AND WE MUST ALL DEMAND AN IMMEDIATE EXPLANATION!!!THE WAY OUT IS THE WAY IN...Former CIA Analyst Says Iran Strike Set For June Or July - McGovern: Staged terror attacks across Europe, US
"probable" in order to justify invasion: Whistleblower Andrew Grove Comes forward: Tape Appears Fake, Experts Conclude:'Bin Laden' tapes & 9/11 conspiracies: in violation of the Data Quality Act: Jones & Greg Palast On 9/11 & The Bush Crime Family (video): 2nd-4th,Chicago - International 9/11 Truth Convention:
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Comment #7 posted by global_warming on June 01, 2006 at 16:29:45 PT
Been There and Done It
old msimons arguments are holding up to the test,I might add some wood to this fire,For the mirror in my room,Shows my face, and I can look into my eyes,Back to the wilderness,Paul Mr. Peterson,Do you think that this world,Is some out of control experience.If you have no money, they will come and take you away,If you have no power,They will come to take you away,
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Comment #6 posted by Max Flowers on June 01, 2006 at 16:15:27 PT
Indica medicine
Now which strains are highest in CBD? That's what I want to know.I believe that would be most indicas, like Afghanis, Hindu Kush strains, basically anything that is all or mostly indica. It is the CBD that makes them give a heavy body high ("stoned" feeling as opposed to "high" in that energetic, slightly psychedelic way that something like a Haze or Thai does). 
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Comment #5 posted by paulpeterson on June 01, 2006 at 15:56:30 PT
It is sickening, to know, truly, just how far into denial the power elite has become on this subject, to where they will not immediately hail the finding of this wonderful cancer curing chemical as a true boon to society.I read an article on "neurogenesis" the production of new brain cells in "Seeds" magazine, Feb-Mar issue. There was a quote, I think, from a scientific thinker named Thomas Kuhn. He stated "Pre-paradigm shift science excludes its contradictions". There, he was taken to mean that since nobody wanted to see that mammals could produce new brain cells after birth, since so many people remained "invested" in the idea that we don't get new warriors after birth, that when the first guys started to see new brain cells, the "old guard" defender of the existing mold (Paskal Rakic) stated "they may look like new brain cells in New Mexico, but they don't look like new brain cells in New Haven (Conn.), at Yale, where he was a stalwarth. Then, in 1999, when Princeton proved we get new warriors every day, the Rakic guy even published a report that he had found them also.But even now, 7 years later, most doctors still adhere to the archaic construct that we are doomed to go downhill from birth. I even had a doctor rule me "delusional" and "grandiose" because I believed in such false science.Now, of course, Canadian researchers have found that the most potent marijuana analogue ever discovered, HU210, not only doesn't kill brain cells, it produces new ones (neurogenesis). It even has been shown to cure rats of anxiety and depression (but of course, only rat shrinks know that one, if you catch my drift).Now, also, a Swedish scientist has been working on a "clandestine" drug that cures a rat "model" of parkinson's. They are going to human tests soon, because, you see, the drug is already approved for humans in unrelated conditions. Want to bet it is Marinol? That is a really good reason to use the word "clandestine", because the power elite would kill his research if he actually said it was good ol green, eh?Over and out, from behind enemy lines in Iowa. PAUL PETERSON
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Comment #4 posted by global_warming on June 01, 2006 at 15:15:06 PT
Its Odd
That I have not seen the first item in any other news media, it sure is a blockbuster, imagine the devils weed can cure cancers, tumors, imagine, say hello to those wonderful Denverites and my best to old Mason Tvert his voice is being heard all around the world.
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Comment #3 posted by Dankhank on June 01, 2006 at 14:59:03 PT
Hello ...
from Denver, free city for a few days, enjoying the weather and cooling it in the penthouse of the Governer's Plaza.nice swimming pool, close to downtown, and the people's fest is this weekend ...
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Comment #2 posted by Toker00 on June 01, 2006 at 14:23:32 PT
All good people
should be praising this news with their hands stretched to The Heavens! All compassionate people should demand immediate access for sick people to this healing plant, put here to do just exactly what all these studies are PROVING it CANNA-DO!Thank you, Creator, for your wonderful, healing, seed-bearing herbs. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! People should now DEMAND that Congress re-schedule Cannabis/hemp. IMMEDIATELY! Free God's gift to Man!!!!Wage peace on war. END CANNABIS PROHIBTION NOW!
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Comment #1 posted by E_Johnson on June 01, 2006 at 13:27:45 PT
Did we make God happy or what?
Wow. What else can I say? It's like "Blessings be upon the potheads" day.Now which strains are highest in CBD? That's what I want to know.
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