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US surgeon general confirms Doctors For Life’s stance on dagga
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US surgeon general confirms Doctors For Life’s stance on dagga

The US surgeon general Jerome Adams, together with top public health officials, have made a series of announcements about the dangers of dagga (cannabis or marijuana), particularly for pregnant women and youth, says Doctors For Life International (DFL) in a media release. DFL says it was delighted and encouraged that […]

Cannabis is a gateway drug’, says Australian Health Minister
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Cannabis is a gateway drug’, says Australian Health Minister

Originally published in The Christian Institute Cannabis is a “highly dangerous and addictive drug” that should not be legalised, the Australian Minister for Health has said. Greg Hunt was responding to a proposal from Australia’s Green Party to legalise the drug. Hunt slammed the proposal as “medically irresponsible”, arguing that […]

Teen marijuana smokers damage brain, impair long term memory and learning
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Teen marijuana smokers damage brain, impair long term memory and learning

Originally published in Christian Examiner New research reveals that teen pot smokers damage the actual shape of their brains, causing long term memory problems as adults. According to the study conducted atNorthwestern University and published March 12 in the journal Hippocampus, researchers evaluated 97 people from a prior study whose pattern […]

ACDP supports medical marijuana use
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ACDP supports medical marijuana use

Originally published in Yahoo News The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) supports the Medical Innovation Bill which, if passed, will allow for the use of marijuana for medical reasons in the country, said the party’s Cheryllyn Dudley on Thursday. “The ACDP agrees in principle with legislation making provision for innovation, […]