According to Time Magazine, a 2012 study was conducted on the use of medicinal marijuana in killing some cancer cells.
Compounds derived from marijuana can kill cancerous cells in patients with leukemia, according to the study.
The study, published in the Anticancer Research journal, was partially funded by GW Pharmaceuticals, which produces a cannabis-derived drug to help people with multiple sclerosis. Dr. Wai Liu studied six different non-psychoactive cannabinoids (compounds derived from marijuana that don’t get the user high like its THC component does).
He found that certain non-psychoactive cannabinoids “resulted in dramatic reductions in cell viability” and “caused a simultaneous arrest at all phases of the cell cycle,” according to the study summary.
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Marijuana and its derivatives, such as Hashish, are widely available throughout Nepal.
Possession-legal Sale-Illegal (decriminalized) Transport-Illegal (except for coffee shops) Cultivation/Growing-Illegal.
Cannabis products are only sold openly in certain local "coffeeshops" and possession of up to 5 grams for personal use is decriminalized. Other types of sales and transportation are not permitted, although the general legal approach toward cannabis was before decriminalization.
Cultivation, possession or sale of cannabis is illegal.The fruit, seeds, and any other part of the plant are scheduled as Class C substances. Hashish, hash oil, THC, and any other preparations containing THC made by processing the plant are scheduled as Class B substances. In July 2009, a bill promoted by Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei amending the law to permit the use of medicinal cannabis was defeated 84–34 at its first reading, with all members of the ruling National Party voting against it.
Up to 15 grams is considered an amount for personal use, and is punished with a fine of 1500-15000 kroner-($276.00-2,760.00.US) in the case of first-time offenders; possessing more is considered dealing and punished more harshly.
Repeat offenders or dealers face prison charges. It's the same punishment with between 6 months and 2 years for personal use, and between 6 months and 21 years for selling in prison for all narcotics.
Paraguay has enacted a new drug law that controls the use of natural and synthetic dangerous drugs including marijuana. Possession of cannabis is punishable by imprisonment, from 1 to 5 years. Growing, selling and trafficking marijuana are punishable by/from one to 5 years in prison but selling pot to minors is penalized 2 to 8 years in jail. Exportation or importation is punishable by imprisonment of 2 to 12 years.
Anyone caught with small amount of weed for personal use may be interned for rehabilitation instead of bringing the person to jail. Cops in Paraguay said that it’s too hard to catch pot growers but arrests for selling and trafficking marijuana are common.
In 2001, Portugal became the first country in the world to decriminalize the use of all drugs, and started treating drug users as sick people, instead of criminals, although you can be arrested or assigned mandatory rehab if caught several times in possession.
Possession of cannabis is illegal and is punishable by imprisonment of 3 years and a fine during the first offense which increases up to 6 years during the second and succeeding offenses. A penalty by up to 12 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $20,000 for the delivery or selling of marijuana.
Serbia has not yet decriminalized marijuana. It is still illegal to smoke weed there, cultivate and grow, traffic and purchase it. However, there is a marijuana march in one of the major cities in Serbia each year so they are not really strict in terms of cannabis.
Possession or use of small amounts of Cannabis is punishable by up to 3-years in prison.
In April 2012, The Wall Street Journal reported that Robert Fico, the incoming Slovak prime minister, might push for partial legislation of Cannabis possession, and has argued for the legislation of possession of up to three doses of Cannabis for personal use.