Marijuana Compounds Can Kill Some Cancer Cells
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, October, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
A scientist in the United Kingdom has found that compounds derived from marijuana can kill cancerous cells found in people with leukemia, a form of cancer that is expected to cause an estimated 24,000 deaths in the United States this year.
"Cannabinoids have a complex action; it hits a number of important processes that cancers need to survive," study author Dr. Wai Liu, an oncologist at the University of London's St. George medical school, told The Huffington Post. "For that reason, it has really good potential over other drugs that only have one function. I am impressed by its activity profile, and feel it has a great future, especially if used with standard chemotherapies."
Liu's study was recently published in the journal Anticancer Research. It was supported by funding from GW Pharmaceuticals, which already makes a cannabis-derived drug used to treat spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis.
The study looked at the effects of six different non-psychoactive cannabinoids -- compounds derived from marijuana that do not cause the "high" associated with its THC ingredient -- when applied alone, and in combination, to leukemia cells. Cannabinoids displayed a "diverse range of therapeutic qualities" that "target and switch off" pathways that allow cancers to grow, Liu told U.S. News & World Report.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Liu stressed that that his research was built around the testing of the six purified cannabinoid forms -- not traditional cannabis oil, which Liu described as "crude" in comparison and generally containing 80-100 different cannabinoids. "We do not really know which are the ones that will be anticancer and those that may be harmful," Liu said.
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com
Very Special OG nugs - Sativa
Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, October, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
Super Cat Piss - Sativa
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, October, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
So I may have picked this strain solely based on it's name. Super Cat Piss is an extremely interesting choice in names for a strain of weed. Apparently, this bud really does smell like cat piss. In my experience, I've definitely seen smelled some awful weed that smoked amazing. Before you knock these stinky buds, you should definitely try it!
This strain is good for people who have to deal with nausea and a lack of appetite. I would absolutely try this strain, as I definitely have issues with eating. Highly recommended for patients in chemo and who have stomach problems. The only downside is that it seems to wear off quickly, thus you smoke more of it.
As said before, this strain smells awful. But if you're not feeling very well or having a problem eating, give Super Cat Piss a try. While you might be giggling at the name and gagging at the smell, this strain is sure to make you feel better. Not only that but it will stop the stress associated with being sick. No one likes nausea.
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Category: Tokers | Posted on Fri, October, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
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Five Reasons Why More Women Don't Smoke Weed
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, October, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
Women often feel that if they smoke weed or open up about weed they will be judged or not as highly regarded. Generally speaking, when men smoke weed or open up about it people usually remain indifferent. There is a double standard at work that devalues women’s experience with weed that men are often free from. Women need to own their experiences and not give a rat’s ass about what other people think.
Because women were blessed/cursed with the ability to make babies, the conversation around marijuana gets complicated. Childless women can experience shame or guilt when opening up about marijuana, but the backlash mothers endure is often much worse. I blame essentialism and the oppressive consequences it can have on mothers who use marijuana due to gender roles. People don’t bat an eye if mommy needs a glass of wine after a long day, but it hits the fan if they smoke weed. There have been countless stories about families being ripped apart by the Child and Family Services Agency because of marijuana, and it is heart wrenching to watch happen.
3.) Lonely stoner-chick problems
As a female habitual smoker of weed, I had a hard time ï¬�nding other women who also smoked. Most of the time I would smoke with my male friends and male dealers and the only women I came into contact with were their wives or girlfriends. I did not know of any female dealers and hardly any of my female friends smoked, so I always felt like the lonely stoner chick. As a woman I felt isolated because hardly any woman I knew smoked, and who likes smoking alone all the time (unless I’m chilling with dudes). It wasn’t until I got picked up and started working at medical marijuana dispensary (Brightside) when I ï¬�nally started meeting other women who smoked. Basically, it sucks feeling like you have no other women to connect to within the cannabis industry except 420 nurses who function under the male gaze. Which brings me to my next point.
4.) For-proï¬�t sexual objectiï¬�cation of women
Walking into a dispensary and seeing a young twenty-something women in a 420 nurse outï¬�t isn’t my idea of a great ï¬�rst impression. No slut-shaming intended because I think women should be able to dress however they want, but the overt sexual objectiï¬�cation of women in the cannabis industry is a big turn-off to a lot of women. When dispensaries shamelessly use women’s bodies to attract business, what kind of message is that sending to potential female smokers and female smokers in general? It’s sad that there are so many great female activists in the marijuana movement that women can relate to, but all we are shown are sexualized women. It makes it seem as if the cannabis industry doesn’t take women and the role we play in society seriously, which doesn’t turn women on to smoking or wanting to open up about it.
5.) It’s Illegal
I probably could have summed up the entire post with this, but where’s the fun in that? If marijuana was legal in the ï¬�rst place, none of this black market garbage would continue to persist. Women wouldn’t feel sketched out about getting in trouble, losing their kids, or losing their freedoms. This isn’t to say that all of our problems will be solved with legalization, but it’s a helluva start. The cannabis industry needs to reevaluate it’s relationship with women and understand the pivotal role women play in the legalization of marijuana.
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