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Cannabis as Addictive as Heroin, New Study Finds

Cannabis can be highly addictive, cause mental health problems and lead to hard drug use, according to a new study by a British addiction specialist.

The paper by Professor Wayne Hall, who is an advisor for the World Health Organisation, says that Cannabis use can have numerous harmful side-effects, including mental illness, impaired driving ability and lower educational attainment.

Professor Hall found that it could double the risk of severe psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, that one in six teenagers and one in ten adults who regularly use it can become dependent on it, and that smoking it during pregnancy can reduce the baby’s weight.

The Daily Mail quotes Professor Hall as dismissing those who claim the drug is harmless: “If cannabis is not addictive then neither is heroin or alcohol.”

“It is often harder to get people who are dependent on cannabis through withdrawal than for heroin – we just don’t know how to do it.”

He added that those who try to stop taking the drug can often suffer anxiety, lower appetite, depression and insomnia, and less than half of people who stop taking it can stay off it for six months.

Professor Hall writes: “The important point I am trying to make is that people can get into difficulties with cannabis use, particularly if they get into daily use over a long period.

“There is no doubt that heavy users experience a withdrawal syndrome as with alcohol and heroin.

“Rates of recovery from cannabis dependence among those seeking treatment are similar to those for alcohol.”

Mark Winstanley, of the charity Rethink Mental Illness, told the Mail: “Too often cannabis is wrongly seen as a safe drug, but as this review shows, there is a clear link with psychosis and schizophrenia, especially for teenagers.

“The common view that smoking cannabis is nothing to get worked up about needs to be challenged more effectively.

“Instead of classifying and re-classifying, government time and money would be much better spent on educating young people about how smoking cannabis is essentially playing a very real game of Russian roulette with your mental health.”

https://www.breitbart.com/London/2014/10/07/Cannabis-As-Addictive-As-Heroin-New-Study-Finds/

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Anti-Ageing Breakthrough:

Ageing Process REVERSED In Human Cells For First Time

EXPRESS – August 14, 2018: The article highlights that scientists have successfully reversed the process of ageing in cells for the first time in a move which could help beat the likes of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The reversal of the process of ageing would give many people hope in a bid to remain healthier and ultimately live longer and now researchers have made a stunning breakthrough.

They found out that as the body ages, it loses its ability to control how genes are regulated and they ultimately become more damaged until we ultimately die.

A gene is activated by signals from inside or outside the cell to make a molecular message known as RNA. And the decision on which type of ‘message’ is created by a group of around 300 proteins is known as “splicing factors”.

However, they found out that as we get older the amount of splicing factors the proteins are able to make steadily decreases. And older cells are then ultimately less able to turn genes on and off to react to the environment which makes us more vulnerable to diseases which ultimately kill us off.

Researcher Lorna Harries an Associate Professor in Molecular Genetics and Matt Whiteman, Professor of Experimental Therapeutics, both at University of Exeter, write for the Conversation that they have found a way to turn splicing factors back on: “In our new work, we showed that by treating old cells with a chemical that releases small amounts of hydrogen sulphide, we were able to increase levels of some splicing factors, and to rejuvenate old human cells. …Hydrogen sulphide is a molecule that is found naturally in our bodies and has been shown to improve several features of age-related disease in animals. …But it can be toxic in large amounts, so we needed to find a way to deliver it directly to the part of the cell where it is needed.”

That the toxicity can be reduced: “By using a ‘molecular postcode’ we have been able to deliver the molecule directly to the mitochondria, the structures that produce energy in cells, where we think it acts, allowing us to use tiny doses, which are less likely to cause side effects.”

http://www.battleforworld.com/2018/08/15/anti-ageing-breakthrough-ageing-process-reversed-in-human-cells-for-first-time/

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Dope. Inc. Britain’s Opium War Against the World

Dope, Inc. Is Back in Print!

Oct. 21, 2010 (EIRNS)—Executive Intelligence Review is pleased to announce that the underground best-seller, Dope, Inc., first published by the LaRouche political movement in 1978, is back in print. The 320 page paperback, subtitled “Britain’s Opium War Against the World,” includes reprints from the 1992 third edition, and indepth studies from Executive Intelligence Review magazine, analyzing the scope and size of the international illegal drug-trafficking empire known as Dope, Inc.

Dope, Inc. was commissioned by Lyndon LaRouche, who laid out a war strategy against these London-based death merchants that would work, a war strategy that got considerable traction in the early 1980s. Appropriately, this new edition begins with LaRouche’s 1985 proposed multinational strategy against the drug-traffic in the Western hemisphere, presented in Mexico city in 1985, but never implemented. It also reviews Dope, Inc.’s expansion, including the drug wars being waged out of Afghanistan, and against Russia and Europe today.

This book represents a crucial weapon against the British Empire today, which uses its dope money to support its bankrupt financial system, and to stupefy and degrade populations worldwide.

This edition, published by Progressive Independent Media, is currently available in limited numbers, so there is no time to waste in buying yours today. The cost is $25 per book, with $4 for shipping and handling. It is available through store.larouchepub.com, and EIR’s national office, at 1-703-297-8434.

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