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Wheelchair tennis is growing

Published: February 20, 2004

Wheelchair tennis is growing rapidly at the University of Arizona as players from all over the country are drawn by the year-round play and the variety of athletic and academic opportunities. The program is open to all, whether international tournament players or first-time recreational players. Coaches Claudia Dill and Mike Cottingham are both USPTA-certified wheelchair instructors. Mike is a former ranked wheelchair Men’s Open player and Claudia is a ranked able-bodied Senior player.

No ‘high’ from cannabis pain drugs?

Published: February 20, 2004

cannabisScientists believe they may have found a way for cannabis chemicals to relieve chronic pain – without the “high” linked with the drug.

The team, based at Imperial College, London, has shown that the active ingredients of cannabis, called cannabinoids, actually work on the spinal cord as well as the brain.

Cannabinoid drugs could in theory be developed to target only the spinal cord, but not the brain.