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Marijuana Use Not Associated With Deficits In Intelligence Quotient

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, October, 27th 2014 by THCFinder
marijuana-not-associated-with-deficits-in-intelligenceModerate cannabis consumption by young people is not positively associated with changes in intelligence quotient (IQ), according to data presented this week at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual congress in Berlin, Germany.
 
Investigators at the University College of London analyzed data from 2,612 subjects who had their IQ tested at the age of eight and again at age 15. They reported no relationship between cannabis use and lower IQ at age 15 when confounding factors such as subjects’ history of alcohol use and cigarette use were taken into account.
 
“In particular alcohol use was found to be strongly associated with IQ decline,” the authors wrote in a press release cited by The Washington Post. “No other factors were found to be predictive of IQ change.”
 
Quoted in the Independent Business Times, the study’s lead author said: “Our findings suggest cannabis may not have a detrimental effect on cognition, once we account for other related factors particularly cigarette and alcohol use. This may suggest that previous research findings showing poorer cognitive performance in cannabis users may have resulted from the lifestyle, behavior and personal history typically associated with cannabis use, rather than cannabis use itself.”
 
The investigators acknowledged that more chronic marijuana use, defined in the study as a subject’s admission of having consumed cannabis 50 times or more by age 15, was correlated with slightly poorer exam results at the age of 16 — even after controlling for other variables. However, investigators admitted: “It’s hard to know what causes what. Do kids do badly at school because they are smoking weed, or do they smoke weed because they’re doing badly?”
 
Commenting on the newly presented data, the meeting’s Chair, Guy Goodwin, from the University of Oxford, told BBC News: “This is a potentially important study because it suggests that the current focus on the alleged harms of cannabis may be obscuring the fact that its use is often correlated with that of other even more freely available drugs and possibly lifestyle factors.”
 
In a recent review published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the NIDA Director Nora Volkow alleged that cannabis use, particularly by adolescents, is associated with brain alterations and lower IQ. However, the IQ study cited by Ms. Volkow as the basis of her claim was later questioned in a separate analysis published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. That paper suggested that socioeconomics, not subjects’ cannabis use, was responsible for differences in IQ and that the plant’s “true effect [on intelligence quotient] could be zero.”
 
A previous assessment of cannabis use and its potential impact on intelligence quotient in a cohort of young people tracked since birth reported, “[M]arijuana does not have a long-term negative impact on global intelligence.”
 

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Obama Kush - Indica

Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, October, 27th 2014 by THCFinder

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Mother Skeptical Over Cannabis Oil Trials

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, October, 27th 2014 by THCFinder
mother-skeptical-over-cannabis-oil-trialsCannabis oil has been used by many parents to help keep their children seizure free. Cassie Batten is one of those mothers, who uses cannabis oil on her son Cooper to keep his episodes at bay. At the young age of just 3, Cooper suffers from severe brain damage, cerebral abscesses, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy. That’s a long list of ailments for such a tiny human being. Without the oil, Cooper suffers through multiple seizures a day, stunting his growth both mentally and physically. With the oil, the little boy is able to function a bit more normally but because the oil is still illegal, the family faced a police raid in July. The police confiscated the life saving oil from the home, leaving Cooper without medicine.
 
 
Victorian Health Minister David Davis has said that ministers have agreed to work collaboratively to share knowledge regarding the appropriate use of therapeutic products derived from cannabis for medical purposes. This will allow a nationwide approach to exploring the benefits of medical cannabis, especially on those patients that suffer from terminal and debilitating illnesses, like Cooper. But his mother is extremely skeptical and she is worried that not only will she not be able to afford this pharmaceutical version of a natural medicine but that it will contain other chemicals that aren’t good for her son.
 
 
“What we use is a natural plant absorbed in olive or coconut oil and then strained,” Batten said. “In the pharmaceutical compound version, they add other chemicals to it.” The government funded substance will also cost far more, around $1000 a month, which for some is higher than the cost of rent on an apartment. Batten has applied for an exemption for her son, which would continue to allow him to use the oil that he has been using and not the jacked up version that she thinks will be put out by the government. 
 
 
For these children, cannabis may be the only cure. It’s definitely unfair for these families to have to face police raids and other consequences for simply trying to help their children. When doctors suggest giving small kids dog tranquilizers in order to stop seizing, there’s a problem. If human medicine isn’t working, why make the natural cure so hard to get a hold of? Cooper, along with many other children, is proof that cannabis can help with the life threatening illnesses that afflict the human body. These children deserve a cure that works and they deserve to have their childhood like every other kid, spent running, jumping, and laughing. Not tranquilized out of reality with medicine made for canines.

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Pot of Gold - Indica

Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, October, 24th 2014 by THCFinder

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Pot of Gold - Indica

The Pot Of Gold strain is a variety offered by the Flying Dutchmen Seed Company and is one of two strains selected from over 500 experimental crossings. The smell is one of sweet hashish and the taste is light and fruity. Pot of Gold is sticky and hard to break up by hand so you may need a grinder. The high comes on quickly and can be heady. Works well for those suffering from insomnia.


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How To Roll A Tulip Joint

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, October, 24th 2014 by THCFinder
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There are many forms of smoking cannabis. Lately, it seems as if most people are interested in the complicated side of joint rolling. There have been some crazy rolls produced and it’s believed that the craze was really set in to motion by the movie Pineapple Express. Seth Rogan and James Franco made the cross joint extremely popular and people definitely started to get creative. One of the prettiest joints out there is the tulip. True to it’s name, it looks like the cheerful little flower that grows on sunny hillsides. And now, to learn how to roll one of these face melting beauties.
 
First step, simply roll a joint. Your joint should be about the diameter of a pencil and about the length of a single rolling paper. Be sure that the joint is rolled tightly and if needed, roll it twice in a second paper, just to make sure it won’t be falling apart any time soon. Set this beauty to the side and now, to begin to more difficult part.
 
Take two more rolling papers and stick the together to make a large square piece of paper. Be sure to leave one of the gummed strips exposed, as you’ll need to seal it. But glue them together with the second strip. Make sure the seal is tight, with no crimps or bends in the paper. Take the top right corner of the paper and fold it down to the bottom left corner, making a diagonal fold. This should form a triangle but be sure to leave the gum strip exposed. Then, lick the gum strip and fold it over on to the edge of your triangle. It should form a perfect triangle of rolling paper.
 
Open the cone of paper and tightly pack it with your ground up cannabis. Be sure that you’ve picked out all seeds and stems, as well as larger chunks of bud that may tear a hole in the side of the cone. Leave about a finger’s width of space at the top of the cone because once you’ve packed in the bud, you must crimp the excess paper together at the end of the cone. Leave enough space for the previously rolled joint to fit inside as well. Gently push your roach inside the center of the cone while simultaneously squeezing the paper together to hold the joint in place. 
 
The final step is to use a rubber band, a small piece of string, or a small strand of hemp wick to tie the joint to the cone, keeping it in place. Keep everything as tightly rolled as possible, as loose papers and joints won’t smoke correctly. Now it’s time to light up your beautiful tulip and get stoned!

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Happy Friday - Taste the Rainbow

Category: Fun | Posted on Fri, October, 24th 2014 by THCFinder

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