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Cannabis Helps Stop HIV

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, February, 19th 2014 by THCFinder
cannabis-helps-fight-aidsYes you did read the title right. A recent study has found that our beloved cannabis plant has a positive effect on yet another negative affliction. A study done at Louisiana State University had it's results published last week. Published in the AIDS Research and Human Retrovirus journal, the study was conducted over the course of 17 months. Monkeys that were infected with the animal form of HIV were given a daily dose of THC. Over the time period, scientists discovered that the damage to the immune tissue in the stomachs of the primates decreased. Since the stomach is one of the most common areas of the virus to spread in, this discovery is big news. Also found in the study was a higher maintained level of healthy cells in their bodies, as compared to the monkeys that didn't receive the THC treatment.
 
In another study done in 2011 by Molina, infected monkeys were treated with THC and ended up having a higher survival rate than those monkeys that didn't receive the doses. More information regarding studies such as this include a report written in 2012 provided evidence that marijuana-like compounds can fight HIV in late-stage AIDs patients. Add on the fact that an oncologist in the UK found that marijuana can kill cancer cells and the California Pacific Medical Center has conducted research showing that those same compounds can fight other forms of aggressive cancer and you can't deny the fact that it's a miracle plant.
 
THC targets the CB2 receptors in our brains. These receptors manifest in the cells that are connected to our immune systems, which includes both the gastrointestinal tract as well as the spleen. The CB2 receptors are responsible for the anti-inflammatory and pain relieving qualities of cannabis. When cannabis is ingested, something called a "microbial translocation" takes place. When HIV infects a person, it spreads rapidly through the body and kills a good amount of cells in the intestines and stomach. It's this initial attack of the virus that breaks though the cell walls of the intestines and allows the virus to spread in to the bloodstream.
 
If THC is introduced in to the HIV environment, the CB2 receptors in the intestines begin to build new, healthier bacterial cells that begin to prevent the leaking of the cellular wall. Basically building a barrier against the virus' attempt to infiltrate the blood stream, the receptors keep HIV inside of the intestines and out of the bloodstream of the patient. Keeping the virus contained in the intestines would be a huge step in keeping uninfected people from getting infected, putting a stop to the spread of the virus.

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Blunt Pop

Category: Fun | Posted on Wed, February, 19th 2014 by THCFinder

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New Study Finds Cannabinoids An Effective Treatment For Multiple Sclerosis

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, February, 19th 2014 by THCFinder
ms-treatmentA new study published in this month’s issue of the journal European Neurology, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that muscle stiffness multiple sclerosis marijuanaSativex - a medicinal spray made from the cannabis plant – is an effective and safe treatment option for “moderate to severe multiple sclerosis spasticity (MSS)”.
 
According to researchers: “Nabiximols (Sativex®), a cannabinoid-based oromucosal spray, is an add-on therapy for patients with moderate to severe multiple sclerosis spasticity (MSS) resistant to other medications. The primary objective was to provide real-life observational data of clinical experience of nabiximols in contrast to formal clinical trials of effectiveness.”
 
Researchers used an “observational, prospective, multicenter, non-interventional” research method with “a follow-up period of 3-4 months”; in total, 335 patients were assessed.
 
After conducting the study, it was concluded that; “Real-life data confirm nabiximols as an effective and well-tolerated treatment option for resistant MSS in clinical practice.”
 
The study was conducted by researchers at the Neurological Rehabilitation Center Quellenhof in Germany.
 

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OG - Sativa

Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, February, 19th 2014 by THCFinder

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OG - Sativa

The "Ocean Grown" OG Kush comes from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles and is considered to be the strain that put Southern California buds on par with the flowers coming from up North. Developed over three generations and years of stabilizing as well as developing the perfect fertilizer / food for this particular strain, resulted in a phenomenal kush, said to be the strongest indica today. OG Kush, when properly grown, has the highest THC content of all kushes.


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Media Tries To Blame Cannabis For Fatal Crash

Category: News | Posted on Wed, February, 19th 2014 by THCFinder
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It's pretty upsetting when a plant is blamed for a negative event when there are other factors involved that have a far larger helping hand then the plant that we all love so much. Take for example an article I read that was titled "Driver On Cannabis Before Fatal Crash". Published in the Otago Daily Times, the article tells the story of a terrible car accident in which driver Iain Stewart Crisp, 45, took the life of 24-year old Gregory Woledge, who was driving his work van with his 23-year old coworker Ashley Donkersly.
 
Crisp allegedly smoked marijuana before getting in to his vehicle that day. He veered in to the other lane and crashed head on in to Woledge's work van, sending the van rolling over the side of a bridge and in to the water below. Woledge was stuck in the sinking van and was unable to be rescued. His coworker was saved by Constable Deane O'Connor, who leapt in to the water right after the van fell. Both men were treated for hypothermia after emerging from the water.
 
Employed as a bus driver, Crisp had already driven his maximum amount of hours (this happened three times previously as well, showing that Crisp was clearly working far too hard and long for a normal person) and had been deprived of sleep. The amount of cannabis in his bloodstream at the time of the crash was enough to be considered a single joint, not nearly enough to cause a seasoned cannabis user to fall asleep at the wheel and veer in to oncoming traffic. Crisp told authorities that he had no recollection of even driving on to the bridge, let alone the actual crash itself, as the man falsified his logbook that day, writing his sign out time at least two and a half hours after the crash happened.
 
While the title of the referenced article makes it seem as if cannabis is the sole cause of this tragic accident, it's clear that there were other factors leading up to it. The lack of sleep for humans can be life threatening and can cause the deprived to randomly fall asleep, presenting serious danger if the person happen to be behind the wheel. It's definitely clear that cannabis was not the sole cause of this tragedy and it should be acknowledge that there are other factors involved, especially something as severe as sleep deprivation.

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Animal Cookies

Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, February, 18th 2014 by THCFinder

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