The National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (Norml) says study showed cannabidiol might be effective in preventing bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), known as mad cow disease.

Scientists at the National Centre for Scientific Research in France found cannabidiol - a non-psychoactive ingredient - may prevent the development of prion diseases, the most well known of which is BSE.

Researchers found cannabidiol inhibited the accumulation of prion proteins in infected mice and sheep. Norml spokesman Chris Fowlie said the discovery added to the scientific evidence supporting a bill from a New Zealand Greens MP  to legalise the medicinal use of cannabis. 

"(It) should be supported by any MP with a clear head. Unfortunately most politicians act like mad cows whenever cannabis is mentioned," Mr Fowlie said. 

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Should New Zealand, and other countries with mad cow disease, legalise the medicinal use of cannabis so that cows can use it and the illness can be eradicated?
The National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (Norml) says study showed cannabidiol might be effective in preventing bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), known as mad cow disease.

Scientists at the National Centre for Scientific Research in France found cannabidiol - a non-psychoactive ingredient - may prevent the development of prion diseases, the most well known of which is BSE.

Researchers found cannabidiol inhibited the accumulation of prion proteins in infected mice and sheep. Norml spokesman Chris Fowlie said the discovery added to the scientific evidence supporting a bill from a New Zealand Greens MP to legalise the medicinal use of cannabis.

"(It) should be supported by any MP with a clear head. Unfortunately most politicians act like mad cows whenever cannabis is mentioned," Mr Fowlie said.

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13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 12/6/08 - 3:45:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
"So that cows can use it"?

Hahaha. I just had this really funny image of cows getting baked.

Will it effect the milk they produce?
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 12/6/08 - 7:53:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah I imagine it would end up in the milk
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 12/8/08 - 12:11:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
maybe they would eat it.....
im moving to new zealand!!



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