HTTP/1.0 200 OK Content-Type: text/html Ease Drug Laws Say Labour MPs
Pubdate: Fri, 20 Jul 2001
Source: Times, The (UK)
Copyright: 2001 Times Newspapers Ltd
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EASE DRUG LAWS SAY LABOUR MPS

More than a quarter of Labour backbenchers want cannabis decriminalised 
immediately while more than 80 per cent would support a major inquiry into 
the issue, an opinion poll for BBC Radio 4' World at One programme showed 
yesterday.

The survey of 234 Labour MPs yielded answers from 116, while 118 chose not 
to comment.

- -- Cannabis for Migraine Treatment: The Once and Future Prescription?: An 
Historical and Scientific Review Multidiciplinary Association for 
Psychedelic Studies

Conclusions:

1) Cannabis, whether ingested, or smoked, has a long history of reportedly 
safe and effective use in the treatment and prophylaxis of migraine. 2) 
Cannabis has a mild but definite analgesic effect in its own right. 3) 
Cannabis seems to affect nociceptive processes in the brain, and may 
interact with serotonergic and other pathways implicated in migraine. 4) 
Cannabis is reportedly an effective anti-emetic, a useful property in 
migraine treatment
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