Woman who feels no pain has genetic mutation that triggers cannabis-like effects

A woman who experiences little to no pain or anxiety has a mutation in a previously unknown gene that results in a build up of anandamide, an enzyme that “works in a similar way to the active ingredients of cannabis”, as The Guardian reports. Doctors identified the mutation in Jo Cameron, 71, after a surgeon […]

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Centre for Medical Cannabis doesn’t think decriminalisation is necessary

The Centre for Medical Cannabis (CMC), a new lobbying organisation which launched on Monday 10 December at the Academy of Medical Sciences, has said that it isn’t yet recommending decriminalisation of cannabis consumers. Steve Moore, one of its founders, said on Twitter that decriminalisation would “not advance how cannabis can be used as a medicine” […]

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