Could Cannabis Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, January, 27th 2014 by THCFinder
A study published by the National Institute of Health has found that cannabinoid receptor activation – something done naturally by cannabis – may provide a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term disease that causes inflammation of the joints and tissues.
“Recent studies have suggested immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects of cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2R) activation”, states the study’s abstract.
Despite these recent studies, researchers say that the connection between these cannabinoid receptors and rheumatoid arthritis has been much less observed, leading them to conduct this study.
According to their researchers, data suggests that “CB2R may be a potential therapeutic target of RA [rheumatoid arthritis].”
The study will appear in this month’s issue of the Oxford journal Rheumatology. and was conducted by researchers at Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University and Shanghai Guanghua Hospital, all in China.
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, January, 27th 2014 by THCFinder
Agent Leaves DEA For Medical Marijuana Business
Category: News | Posted on Mon, January, 27th 2014 by THCFinder
Facts and studies are hard to deny. As more information about marijuana is released, it becomes harder for those that doubt to continue their disregard for the simple truth; that cannabis can help to better life for the human race. Ever so slowly, the enlightenment of this fact spreads not just in the US but all over the world, a fact which has been made apparent by Patrick Moen, a former DEA agent who's genuinely switched side because he didn't feel like he was fighting the right fight. Moen, among others, are beginning to realize that fighting against marijuana is a losing battle.
While most DEA members are very vocal about their disdain for marijuana, Moen recently decided to abandon his position at the DEA to work with a Seattle. Washington based company called Privateer Holdings. It's an investment firm that primarily deals in the cannabis industry, funding small businesses that are trying to get in to the legal weed business. Privateer Holdings has been working with these new companies since 2010 and Moen saw it as a chance to get involved with a positive change. Even after ten years with the DEA, he realized that this change is inevitable and he wanted to help.
Moen said that over the course of his years spent at the DEA, he began to realize that "targeting marijuana was not an effective use of resources". Common knowledge to stoners everywhere, as arresting the basically harmless potheads while hardcore drug addicts rob pharmacies and get away with it seems to be a common occurrence. Moen actually supervised teams of DEA agents in both Washington and Oregon, working to put cannabis users behind bars. However, Moen told the Wall Street Journal that "the potential social and financial returns are enormous".
Support like this is what the cannabis community needs to convince the more stubborn people about the benefits of the plant. Having a DEA agent that has been in the business for over a decade, learning and listening to the war on drugs, decide that he would rather support the marijuana industry is huge. Others have changed their views on the subject as well, like the highest ranking DEA agent in Oregon until 2010, Paul Schmidt, another officer that quit and is now working as a medical marijuana business consultant. If more people like Moen and Schmidt come forward, it could really help to boost the positive light that cannabis seems to be basking in lately.
Category: Recipes | Posted on Fri, January, 24th 2014 by THCFinder
Pasta dishes always seem to taste so much better when you're stoned so why not make your pasta medicated? This recipe makes a lot of lasagna so either plan to invite a bunch of friends or to have a lot of leftovers. You can also half all of the ingredients to make a lot less food as well. As always, if you have a favorite lasagna recipe, you can add or subtract ingredients as you see fit!
What You'll Need;
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1 ounce high quality marijuana (ground up)
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
6.5 ounces canned tomato sauce
3/4 pound lean ground beef
1 pound sweet Italian sausage
28 ounces crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon salt
4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
3/4 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced
6 ounces tomato paste
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
16 ounces ricotta cheese
1/2 cup minced onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 lasagna noodles
1/2 cup water
Cook the onion, ground beef, sausage, and garlic on medium heat until lightly browned. While stirring, add in the Italian seasoning, fennel seeds, sugar, pepper, 2 tbsp parsley, basil, cannabis powder, and 1 tbsp of salt. Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 90 minutes, occasionally checking on it to stir. In a separate pot, bring some water to a boil and add a little pinch of salt. Cook the lasagna noodles in the water for about ten minutes. Drain them and then rinse with cold water. Take a mixing bowl and mix together the egg, remaining parsley, ricotta, and 1/2 tsp of salt.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and begin to assemble your lasagna. Get a 9x13 inch baking dish and spread a cup and a half of the meat sauce over the bottom. Put six noodles on top of the sauce and spread half of the ricotta cheese mixture over them. Place some mozzarella cheese slices on top and the coat with the 1 1/2 cups of the meat sauce and sprinkle with a bit of parmesan cheese. Repeat this layering process until you're out of sauce and then sprinkle the top with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Cover the pan with tinfoil, being sure to not touch the cheese because it'll stick.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes. Take the foil off and bake for an extra half an hour, or until the lasagna is lightly toasted. Let the dish sit for a bit before serving, as you don't want to burn yourself. Cut and serve as you'd like! I hope that you enjoy your medicated lasagna!
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