Sheldon Adelson's Research Organization Finds Medical Marijuana Helps MS Sufferers

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Sheldon Adelson, the mega-rich casino magnate who last week donated $2.5 million to the anti-Amendment 2 group Drug Free Florida, also happens to have his own medical research group.

And according to that group's own studies, medical marijuana has been shown to aid those who suffer from multiple sclerosis.

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According to the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation, a study released just last year found that CBD and THC helped ease the swelling in the spinal cord and brain in lab mice that had similar diseases to MS.

The study, published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, was conducted by the Tel Aviv University and Weizmann Institute of Science, which believe the results would be the same for patients with MS.

"Inflammation is part of the body's natural immune response, but in cases like MS, it gets out of hand," says Drs. Ewa Kozela, co-author of the study. "Our study looks at how compounds isolated from marijuana can be used to regulate inflammation to protect the nervous system and its functions." Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science cowrote the study.

For the study, immune cells that target and harm the brain and spinal cord were taken from paralyzed mice and treated with cannabidiol (CBD) or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

In either case, the immune cells produced fewer inflammatory molecules -- especially the molecules associated with MS.

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davidvwhitman
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rdragonss
rdragonss

I've smoked pot on and off for 40 years...and never done any other illegal drugs except derivatives of pot ie hash, hash oil. I've had the same job for 27 years and have never went to work "high". I don't drive "high" or go to important functions "high". I don't do it in front of children or even my friends who are policemen or paramedics or are piss tested out of respect or friends who find it "uncomfortable" It's just common courtesy. It is just a plant like tobacco, or chew or snuff except it doesn't kill you. Humans have been doing it since the beginning of time, 

gumud
gumud

he's a billionaire who gives money to politicians, something tells me he is secretly planning to get into the business himself. actually it's pretty obvious. He wants the current bill to fail so that his politician friends can pass a different medical marijuana bill later which will work more in his favor. like something that restricts the ways a person can obtain marijuana and the amounts they can have, etc. that's probably already in the current bill but i bet the next one is going to include other stuff that helps limit the amount of competition he'll have in the business (it's a harmless and beneficial plant for fucks sake and there's no reason to regulate it in any way!!. no reason except greed, they want to make sure that people will be forced to buy pot from the dispensaries that this guy is going to open, instead of being able to grow it themselves. it's what all the states are doing as they introduce legal mmj)

lscarrozzi
lscarrozzi

I want to see what stocks are in Adelson's accounts.  I'll bet my bottom dollar he has a lot of money in big pharma stocks.


sweetcookies3333
sweetcookies3333

the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

ENLIGHTENMENT...i was an evil brainwashed, mean, christian conservative until i tried it at 17 years old...i hated gays, immigrants, women's rights, blacks, marijuana, i was Rush Limbaugh's #1 fan....until i smoked marijuana....changed the world

1000s of my friends and family have grown 30-99 plants for 20 years, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy...#1 crop in cali = $15 Billion Untaxed...

"any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death" - cali secret 420

from 0 states to half the country(now the majority), from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

20 years behind us southern states and NEW YORK, sad and scary....nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war...even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice...no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol...not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

Deaths by Alcohol: Millions
Deaths by Tobacco: Millions
Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
Deaths by Guns: Millions
Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever...they are killing my American family while denying freedom

love and freedom forever

AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33 

drew372
drew372

I love how these kinds of people state 'Gateway Drug', to what? Cocaine? Meth? If that's the case then why is Cocaine and Meth. In a schedule II and Marijuana is a schedule I? I'd say that's quite contradictive wouldn't you?

hempstaff
hempstaff topcommenter

Typical Rich Hypocrite - it's been happening since, well, since Hippocrates...  


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riverrat69
riverrat69 topcommenter

Since he believes this:  "Adelson, who has also funded drug-addiction clinics in Nevada and Israel, believes pot to be a gateway drug.",  what does he believe is the gateway drug to Republican and teabagger ignorance?

dahnkster
dahnkster

@riverrat69 "what does he believe is the gateway drug to Republican and teabagger ignorance?" 

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