Marijuana Lowers Mortality Rate Among Patients With Traumatic Brain Injuries
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, October, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
I know people that have had traumatic brain injuries from sports, car crashes, and other accidents. My cousin recently had to have brain surgery as a result of a traumatic brain injury that he experienced while playing football. It was a very scary time, but I’m happy to say, he has made a full recovery. A new study was released which found that marijuana use lowers the mortality rate among patients with traumatic brain injuries. Per Science World Report:
The study, led by researchers at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, surveyed emergency patients for levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an active ingredient present in marijuana. They found that those tested positive for THC had a lower mortality compared to people who tested negative for the illicit substance.
According to the researchers THC plays a key role in protecting the brain in case of a traumatic brain injury.
The researchers looked at 446 patients with a traumatic brain injury. Urine samples were collected to test the presence of THC in their body. It was observed that 82 of the total patients had THC in their system and out of these 2.4 percent patients had died compared to 11.5 percent deaths of patients who had tested negative for the illicit substance.
“Previous studies conducted by other researchers had found certain compounds in marijuana helped protect the brain in animals after a trauma,” said David Plurad, MD, an LA BioMed researcher and the study’s lead author. “This study was one of the first in a clinical setting to specifically associate THC use as an independent predictor of survival after traumatic brain injury.”
Do you know a patient with a traumatic brain injury? Have you recommended marijuana to them? It’s a sensitive subject, but it might save their life. If you suffer from a traumatic brain injury, I recommend you give marijuana a try, and if you already have, please post something about it in the comments section so that others can hear your story.
Lemon Haze - Sativa
Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, October, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
Seattle's Only Pot Store Too Busy?
Category: News | Posted on Tue, October, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
Washington has just recently allowed legal cannabis and with the harsh rules and regulations governing the green, there aren't a lot of shops around. In fact, Seattle only has one, called Cannabis City. The shop is the only recreational store in the city and has been since the initiative took effect this year. Even though the idea of being the only recreational store may seem awesome, the high demand is overtaking the supply, as Cannabis City realizes the problems that come with being the only pot shop in Seattle.
Cannabis City has an influx of over 600 customers PER DAY. This number is incredible and it's clear that the business might have trouble handling such a high volume. With that many customers coming through the door a day, Cannabis City runs out of bud at least once a week. They just can't keep their shelves stocked in order to supply Seattle with recreational weed. Amber McGowan, the owner of Cannabis City, says that another pot shop would be welcomed and they impatiently wait for the opening of a second store, Uncle Ike's, any day now.
Something else the shop didn't expect? A crazy amount of business on football Sunday. Although, seeing as how majority of stoners don't seem to drink and would rather toke, this crazy inflow of business makes sense. Last Sunday, the shop pulled in an extra 250 customers. With the average being 600, you have to imagine that Cannabis City potentially serviced almost 1,000 customers just on that Sunday alone. The shop ended up completely selling out, something that McGowan said was a great surprise.
With so many customers coming in the door, the shop has to cap the amount bought at a mere five grams. "People can't even come in to buy an ounce of whatever product they want," McGowan said. "We need a couple more retailers to stay afloat." It's not like the growers can grow the pot faster, so hopefully some relief will arrive for Cannabis City and they'll be able to continue selling their products to the stoners in Seattle.
Critical Mass - Indica
Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, October, 6th 2014 by THCFinder
If Your Pet Eats Weed...
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, October, 6th 2014 by THCFinder
Animals as well as humans have THC receptors in their brains. However, the plant effects them far differently as compared to humans and it's not a good idea to give your furry best friend some of the pot brownie you're mowing down on. But anyone who owns animals knows that pets can usually get in to places that they're not allowed and the kitchen is one of those places. Pets are far smarter when there's food involved and if you happen to either leave your medicated treats out or if your pet managed to break in, it's important to know what to do if they've ingested some cannabis.
If you think that your pet has gotten in to your stash, you should be aware of the symptoms that are associated with cannabis over-consumption. These symptoms include but aren't limited to things such as low heart rate, lack of activity, anxiety, disorientation, tremors, vomiting, and diarrhea. In more severe cases, the pet can have seizures and potentially die if there's been too much cannabis ingested. Most of these symptoms are the worst case scenario and typically, the pet will experience lethargy or possibly go the other way with hyperactivity and anxiety.
When the terrifying experience happens, where you find that your cat or dog has managed to devour a plate of cookies, brownies, or vat of butter, there are two options. Depending on the symptoms, you can induce vomiting and try to get your pet to excrete whatever it's gotten in to. However, this can be extremely expensive and most stoners don't have the money to afford it. The second option, and what happens more often than not, is to let the bud dissipate in your pet's system. Be sure that they're comfortable and have lots of water. Keep an eye on them and be sure not to leave them alone until you're sure that they're feeling better. In the future, be sure to hide your weed from your pet so this situation doesn't happen again.
Pets can ingest cannabis to help with the same problems that humans have, including arthritis and pain in the heart, stomach, spine, and eyes. But they're much smaller than we are and that needs to be taken in to account when giving your pet bud. It's recommended that you only use cannabis on your pet if recommended by a vet and don't EVER blow smoke in your animal's face, as the smell to them is much stronger and can be overpowering and painful for their sensitive noses and ears. Love your pets, don't let them get a hold of your weed!
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