Bill Lingers in Committee
Legislation establishing dispensaries languishes while patients’ rights continue to be squeezed.
Published: October 23, 2013
She woke up in the hospital unable to move her right side. She had indeed had a stroke. In a strange coincidence it was the anniversary of Starks’ death. Adding a little irony to the coincidence, it was Gholson who had introduced Schneider and Starks.
However, if HB4271 passes, it will be no coincidence. It will be because of the hard work Starks, Schneider, Gholson, McKinney and many others have put in to get a new law passed.
“It literally does take years to pass a law,” says Schneider, who has regained mobility and is back on the job now. “It takes some discipline, dedication and commitment to stay the course for the long road.”
The results of a preclinical study at Saint George’s, University of London and published in the journal Anticancer Research have shown that three cannabinoids found in marijuana — cannabidiol, cannabigerol and cannabigevarin — demonstrated “synergistic anti-cancer activity” in human leukaemia.
Wai Lui, the lead writer, noted: “These agents are able to interfere with the development of cancerous cells, stopping them in their tracks and preventing them from growing.
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