Cannabis & Diabetes
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, November, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
Many people assume that marijuana and munchies go hand in hand. Not anymore, it seems. Although marijuana makes people hungry, not only are stoners trying to be more appetite conscious but there are new (and old) studies being released showing that marijuana might be keeping stoners slim. So perhaps stoners like snacks but their cannabis usage is actually helping to keep them slim. Not only that but the plant actually lowers the risk of diabetes in stoners.
Marijuana can prevent people from being diagnosed with diabetes. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed that cannabis users had fasting insulin levels that were 16% lower than people who were not regular smokers. The stoners also had a 17% drop in a different measure of insulin resistance. Both of these tests are used by doctors to diagnose Type II diabetes if the levels of these tests are too high. The smokers in this survey also seemed to have higher levels of lipoprotein, the "good" cholesterol, which can protect people from heart disease. Add in the fact that the results showed regulars marijuana users had an average 1.5 inches smaller than people who had quit smoking marijuana or have never smoked it.
There isn't a whole lot of research from solid scientific sources on this topic. The survey stated above was based on reported marijuana use from the users themselves, which can possible be unreliable. However, since marijuana is mostly still illegal, those that reported their marijuana use seemed to be somewhat truthful and may have even held back slightly, so the effects of the plant may be underrated. Whatever the case, marijuana could be a great way to prevent diabetes, if these tests can be redone and studied more carefully.
Marijuana is beginning to really show it's true colors for what it is; a miracle cure and preventer. To have the knowledge that this medicine exists and we're not utilizing it is so sad. More people begin to come forward and say that marijuana helps them, whether it's with cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, and everything else that's out there. Once the ball really gets rolling in Colorado and Washington, we should begin to see more scientific information being released, regarding what cannabis can help us with.
Left And Right Media Agree: Lets End Marijuana Prohibition
Category: Legalization | Posted on Sat, November, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
Mainstream media has been on of the biggest contributors to marijuana prohibition. When reefer madness rolled out in the early 1900′s, incorporating the mainstream media to brainwash the American public was a favorite tactic of marijuana opponents. If the news said it was so, it was so. Nevermind science, research, or ramifications. Get the mainstream media in your back pocket and you can convince a lot of people, regardless of what you are saying is true or not.
Below is a brief article that NORML put out talking about the issue. How many more mainstream media outlets will come out in support of marijuana reform? Will we ever see one apologize for unfounded opposition to marijuana reform all these years? I know I’m waiting for The Oregonian to apologize to Oregonians, but I won’t hold me breath:
By Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director, NORML
One’s eyes rarely lie or distort reality. So when walking by my favorite newspaper stand in downtown Washington, D.C. last night another clear political tea leaf revealed itself about the increasing acceptance in America for ending cannabis prohibition when I spied the competing covers for the most recent editions of The Nation and Reason Magazine.
Both magazines are populated with interesting and though-provoking pieces about ending cannabis prohibition, the coming commerce in cannabis post-prohibition and ‘liberal guilt’ for supporting the war on some drugs.
Deathstar OG - Indica
Category: Nugs | Posted on Sat, November, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
Screens Save Weed
Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, November, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
In a stoner's world, it's always about maximizing the weed and getting the best smoking experience that you can. One thing that seems to be missing from a lot of stoner tools is the screen. These small metal circles are cheap and convenient and can save small amounts of weed from becoming uselessly stuck in bong water. The amount of weed that ends up in the bong water is small but definitely accumulates over time.
Most people would argue that this is the purpose of the ash catchers. True, however the weed still ends up in the bong water. This is still wasteful and even though it doesn't seem like a lot, it does add up. Adding a screen is a perfect was to make sure that every bit of weed possible is saved from death by bong water. Easy to mold in to the right shape to fit your piece and extremely easy to remove.
A screen in a bowl without water filtration is also a good thing. As we all know, there isn't a single person in the world that likes getting pull through on a bowl. By putting a screen, no longer will you have to nurse the bowl. You can hit the piece without worrying about getting crispy buds in your mouth when you smoke. The screens are made in all sizes and can be bought at any headshop or smokeshop. There are also certain pieces of glass that come with built in screens.
Conserving weed is important and so is keep your glass clean. Screens prevent a lot of the buildup in bowls and bong slides. It keeps the weed from getting stuck, plus your water will stay much clearer for much longer. By keeping the burnt bud out of the water, you won't wind up with that swampy looking water for a lot longer.
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