Opioids made using yeast instead of poppies

Source : http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/technology/opioids-made-using-yeast-instead-of-poppies-1.3190989 Scientists have invented a speedy method to make potent painkilling opioids using bioengineered baker’s yeast instead of poppies, but need to fine-tune the process to make it commercially viable, according to a study published on Thursday. Yeast grows in a petri dish. The scientists altered the yeast’s genetic ...

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Le gouvernement fédéral se fait demander de permettre la culture du pavot

Source : http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/alberta/2016/03/14/010-culture-pavot-canada-alberta.shtml Le gouvernement fédéral se fait demander de démêler les embûches bureaucratiques pour permettre aux fermiers de cultiver un type de pavot qui est actuellement illégal au Canada. Les Laboratoires API de Lethbridge, en Alberta, ont fait des tests et aimeraient construire une usine de transformation de 120 millions de dollars. Le ...

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UN to call on governments around the world to decriminalise all drugs, says Richard Branson

Source : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/un-to-call-on-governments-around-the-world-to-decriminalise-all-drugs-says-richard-branson-a6699851.html#gallery The UN may be about to call on the governments of all countries to end the « war on drugs » and decriminalise the use and possession of all illegal substances. In an extraordinary post on his Virgin website, Richard Branson said he had been showed a report by the UN ...

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Cannabis and UN Drug Conventions timeline

This time line draws on The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition that described the history of international control, how cannabis was included in the current UN drug control system and the subsequent defections by countries and states that have brought the international treaties to breaking point. As the UN ...

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Mom Overjoyed: “Medical Marijuana Saved My Son’s Life”

Source : http://www.thestonerscookbook.com/2016/03/05/mom-overjoyed-medical-marijuana-saved-my-sons-life/ Autism spectrum disorder is not an illness that will earn you a medical marijuana card in most states. Yet, parents are crying out for safe access and more research. Mothers like Mieko Perez (story below) claim that her son’s life is due to the success of medical cannabis. Others ...

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