New study confirms marijuana kills brain cancer. Far out, man

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The active molecules in cannabis kill brain cancer — another study has revealed.

glioma-by-flickr-griselda-ramirez-306x331Scientists using an extract of whole-plant marijuana rich in pot’s main psychoactive ingredient THC as well as cannabidiol (CBD) showed “dramatic reductions in tumor volumes” of a type of brain cancer.

“High-grade glioma is one of the most aggressive cancers in adult humans and long-term survival rates are very low as standard treatments for glioma remain largely unsuccessful,” according to researchers Katherine A. Scott, Angus G. Dalgleish, and Wai M. Liu from the Oncology Department at St. George’s University of London.

Writing in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics this month, the team recounts how they decided to build on existing research that shows “cannabinoids have been shown to specifically inhibit glioma growth as well as neutralize oncogenic processes such as angiogenesis.”

The researchers wanted to boost the success of cannabinoids, so they investigated using THC and CBD both alone and in combination with radiation in a number of glioma cell lines.

Marijuana kills cancer cells in proportion to its dose and duration of treatment, researchers found, and whole plant cannabis rich in THC was more efficacious than pure, lab-grade THC alone.

Moreover, pre-treating cells with THC and CBD for four hours prior to irradiation increased the cancer-killing effects of radiation.

Scientists think THC and CBD prime cancer cells to commit suicide when exposed to radiation — a process called apoptosis.

Tumors treated this way in mouse models for glioma showed “dramatic” results, with pot-treated tumors shrinking to nearly one-tenth the size of tumors in the control group.

“Taken together, our data highlight the possibility that these cannabinoids can prime glioma cells to respond better to ionizing radiation, and suggest a potential clinical benefit for glioma patients by using these two treatment modalities.”

The federal government states cannabis is a schedule one drug with no medical benefits and a high potential for abuse. However, 23 states have medical marijuana laws, and untold thousands of patients with untreatable gliomas are turning to cannabis not only for palliative treatment of chemo nausea and pain, but as an adjunctive therapy for treating the cancer itself.

Patients who want to learn more about cannabis’ palliative uses can check out the new textbookIntegrative Oncology, written by the head of San Francisco General Hospital’s Oncology and Hematology Department — Dr. Donald Abrams.

Patients who want to use cannabis to cure their cancer are entering uncharted territory with few guides. Dr. Abrams said most doctors do not know about or understand the body’s endocannabinoid system, which was discovered in the ’90s. Americans and their doctors have been “terribly and systematically misled” about pot for decades, Dr. Sanjay Gupta stated this year.

Accused Sex Trafficker Buried Himself In $100 Bills In Facebook Photo

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Meet Doran Horton.

moneypimpshirtAlong with allegedly pimping out girls, the 25-year-old Californian enjoys posting photos of his cash, jewelry, and blunts to Facebook. In fact, Horton, a fledgling rapper, likes to lounge beneath a carpet of $100 bills.

Sadly, Horton’s photo sharing has been curbed following his arrest on a federal charge of sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl. The victim told investigators that she knew Horton “because another girl in her group home was being pimped by him,” according to court records.

The girl told agents that upon meeting Horton in late-September, he took her phone and purse and refused to return the items. She added that Horton subsequently gave her alcohol and an unknown narcotic, had sex with her, and “for a few hours locked her” in his San Diego garage.

Horton, who uses the alias “Oso Montana,” is being held without bail after a judge ruled that he was a danger to the community. When federal agents arrested Horton late last month, he denied being the teen’s pimp, but offered the observation that, “everyone has their hustles and he just wants money.”

If convicted of the federal felony charge, Horton faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.

Woman arrested for trafficking, wearing a crystal meth shirt

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ARTICLE+FACEBOOKOne Laurel County suspect is creating a lot of buzz on social media.

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department arrested two people, they say, were in possession of crystal meth on Tuesday.

37-year-old Deborah Asher, of Somerset, was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree and possession of methamphetamine.

57-year-old Richard Rice, of East Bernstadt, was also arrested and faces the same charges.

Deputies say they conducted a drug investigation on Dolly Miller Road that led to the arrests.

The Sheriff’s Department shared the arrest on their Facebook page and the post has garnered more than 150 ‘Shares.’

I’m So F***ed Up: New Bottle Attachment Allows You To Bong Beer And Weed Simultaneously

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Note: Video contains a nice f-bomb at 0:57. Of course, if you’re watching a video at work about bonging a beer and smoking weed at the same time, that probably isn’t an issue.

This is a video of the Knockout 5-in-1. It’s a $30 beer bottle top attachment (currently available for January delivery — sorry, Christmas listers) that allows a user to turn any bottle into a beer bong, traditional water bong, and gravity bong. Plus you can use the device as a beer bong and gravity bong simultaneously, leaving you with a bottle full of smoke to inhale after the filter beer is chugged. I’m gonna get so f***ed up!

Introducing The Dumbest Drug Smuggler Ever

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Call her The Bumbling Smuggler.

sylviamashiahA California woman who had 27 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in her car successfully got through a Customs checkpoint last night, but then mistakenly drove her vehicle into a lot reserved for suspect vehicles to be examined by federal agents.

During the ensuing search of Sylvia Mashiah’s car–which had not been ordered–investigators found 17 packages of meth concealed in the 2006 Ford Focus’s rear quarter panels.

The 33-year-old Mashiah, seen at right, was alone in her car when she approached the Otay Mesa Port of Entry at 7:45 PM Monday. The border crossing is one of three that connects San Diego with Tijuana, Mexico.

As reported in a probable cause statement, Mashiah, a Los Angeles resident, was cleared for entry into the U.S. after a “primary” inspection. However, she “mistakenly drove the vehicle to the secondary lot where Customs and Border Protection Officers inspected the vehicle.”

otaymesaA “secondary” inspection involves a more thorough questioning of the driver, a closer inspection of the vehicle, and a canine review of the auto. The “secondary” inspection is usually ordered due to the suspicions of the agent who first contacted the driver (as well as any passengers).

After tearing apart Mashiah’s Ford, agents found 12.45 kilos of methamphetamine. As a result, she was arrested on a felony drug importation count carrying a minimum five-year prison term.

Mashiah is scheduled to make an initial appearance today in U.S. District Court in San Diego

Cops Say Meth User Threw Dog Poop At Fellow Meth User During Fight Over Laundry In Their Indiana Home

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Following an overnight methamphetamine binge, a couple got into a fight over laundry that included dog feces being thrown inside the Indiana home they share with their two small children, one of whom who was hit by the flying animal waste, police charge.

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The revolting incident Tuesday morning resulted in the arrest of Terri Patterson, 23, and Nicholas Schelb, 29, for felony child neglect. Schelb was also charged with two battery counts.

When cops arrived at the duo’s Evansville residence, Patterson was locked outside and screaming and banging on the home’s rear door.According to a probable cause affidavit, Patterson’s feet were bleeding and she had “large clumps” of feces “in her hair as well as her face and clothing.”

During subsequent questioning, officers determined that during an argument over laundry, Schelb picked up dog waste from the floor and rubbed it on Patterson. He later threw more feces at her. In addition to striking the woman, the waste hit the couple’s younger child–who was in a baby seat–in the face and body.

A cop noted that the floor was littered with a broken coffee table, shattered glass, and animal feces. The couple’s older child, a one-year-old boy, had feces on the tops and bottoms of his feet and between his toes.

Schelb reportedly told an officer that he and Patterson had been “awake all night after smoking meth.” The children were removed by child welfare workers due to the home’s condition “as well as both Schelb and Patterson testing positive for using meth.”

Patterson and Schelb are both locked up in the Vanderburgh County jail.

‘Start with half a pill’ – Council attacked for giving children as young as 13 advice on taking drugs

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A council has come under fire for giving children advice on how to pop pills, snort cocaine and smoke cannabis.

Edinburgh Council has been slatted after it produced a booklet aimed at giving pupils as young as 13 advice on drugs, drinking and sex.

MAIN-Council-UnderfireThe booklet, called Snapfacts and created with the city’s Drug and Alcohol project, gives readers shocking tips on taking drugs including telling people to “wash your nose after each session” when taking cocaine and to “start with half a pill” when taking MDMA.

Creators have argued that the “non-judgemental” and “accurate” information in the book will help young people make informed choices and keep them safe.

But others have been left stunned by the content, which includes street names for drugs and other tips – such as “take short puffs if inhaling” when discussing cannabis.

Agnes Morrison of the Maxie Richards Foundation, an anti-drugs charity which campaigns for abstinence based treatment of drug abuse and runs a rehab centre for addicts, said: “I don’t know why anybody would put out a leaflet telling teenagers the safe way of taking drugs.

“There is no safe way to take drugs. Drugs destroy people so why would you want to put together a leaflet?

“I’ve never come across anything like this. I know they are putting them in schools and that there is other educational information in there.

“But a lot of kids who do not know anything about drugs might read it and get the impression that there is a safe way to take drugs.