Cannabis has Medical Benefits
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, March, 29th 2011 by THCFinder
Marijuana or Cannabis is an extravagance in the teenage over potato chips. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an active component of cannabis has some medicinal effects. Cannabis contains more than 60 psychoactive compounds.
An Irish Physician, conducted a cannabis experiment in 1830, and used it to treat muscle spasms, stomach cramps and general pain. Then cannabis started using for medicinal purpose throughout the West.
China was being refined marijuana by 6,000 BC; it used as medicine around 3,000 BC in China. After 2,000 years of cultivation the drug used to make textiles in China.
Marijuana has been used as a medicine in India, China, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Africa, and South America.
It increases appetite and also helps in the treatments of eating disorders. The component THC prevents vomiting, and hence useful to treat patients receiving chemotherapy. It can be used to treat many other diseases including multiple sclerosis.
Rules about medical marijuana in Arizona released
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, March, 28th 2011 by THCFinder
"(The patients have) been walking away with sheets of paper that they believe are certifications that we'll accept. The fact is, we will only accept certifications that are on the department-provided form," Humble said.
The main changes made to the final version relate to selecting and distributing dispensaries:
- Dispensary selection
The final version builds on the previous draft's proposed two-step process of approving applications. Dispensary agents will be required to first apply for a registration certificate, which would include a background check and basic information such as location. The agent then will apply for an operating license, which requires more detailed plans, such as a site plan and a certificate of occupancy.
ADHS has added more requirements to the first application step. For example, applicants must include a business plan that shows projected expenditures before and after the dispensary is operational, and the projected revenue.
The final rules make it easier for dispensary owners to change locations within their designated health area.
- Dispensary distribution
There will be one dispensary in each Community Health Analysis Area, a geographical breakdown of the state that the DHS previously used to track public-health statistics. There are 126 of these health areas in the state, close to the number of dispensaries allowed.
If there is one qualified applicant for one health area, the department will approve the dispensary. But if there is more than one qualified application for the same health area, prospective dispensaries will be evaluated on a set of standards: whether the dispensary has access to $150,000 in start-up capital; whether the applicant has been bankrupt; whether anyone with a 20 percent or more interest in the dispensary is a board member or a principal member; whether the applicant is a resident of Arizona for three years; and whether the applicant has outstanding fees, such as federal, state and local taxes and child support.
If the applicants all rank the same, the department will choose dispensaries randomly.
One of the reasons this provision was included in the final rules was to encourage applicants to set up shop in rural areas of the state, Humble said. If applicants do not meet the standards, they will have a better chance applying for a less competitive health area. After three years, dispensary owners can apply to move to a different health area, perhaps inside the Valley.
San Diego considers tougher rules for marijuana dispensaries
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Mon, March, 28th 2011 by THCFinder
SAN DIEGO—California's second largest city is considering regulating its more than 80 medical marijuana clinics caught in a legal cloud that some say has left the dispensaries vulnerable to raids and arrests.
Under the proposed ordinance taken up by San Diego's City Council on Monday, pot shops—both existing and new—would be required to obtain a permit by the city planning commission and prove they are a nonprofit business.
They also would have their hours limited to between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. and would be barred from doing business within 1000 feet of places of worship, parks, schools, playgrounds, libraries, child-care and youth facilities and other dispensaries.
Opponents say the proposed law is a de facto-ban on the pot clubs.
Ben Cisneros, of the nonprofit Canvass for a Cause, said the regulations will push clinics out to far-flung industrial zones patrolled by federal agents near the U.S.-Mexico border and other remote areas that are difficult to reach. More than 3,700 people have written to city officials asking for a less restrictive ordinance to ensure AIDS patients, veterans and others have access to medical cannabis, he said.
Cisneros said regulations should allow dispensaries within 600 feet of schools and not require approval by the planning commission if they are in commercial zones and there are no complaints. He also said keeping dispensaries more than 1,000 feet apart from each other limits them because so few landlords want to rent to the clinics because of the stigma.
"They're trying to zone out medical cannabis dispensaries as if they were strip clubs and adult book stores," he said. "It's not providing access, if you have to travel for hours on public transit and hours back with medical cananbis on you."
Video: Tangerine OG
Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, March, 28th 2011 by THCFinder
An awesome view of an awesome strain, some yummy Tangerine OG.
Medical Marijuana dispensary selling 'Joints for Japan'
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, March, 28th 2011 by THCFinder
LAKEWOOD - A medical marijuana business is donating 100 percent of the profit from marijuana joints to earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.
Compassionate Pain Management's owner Shaun Gindi says he saw the devastation in Japan on the news, and floated the idea of donating some of his profits to help on Facebook.
After he got tons of positive feedback, he started brainstorming ideas for the campaign. After rejecting names like "Bake for the Quake" and "Joint Relief," he settled for what he thought was a more appropriate name of "Joints for Japan."
At Compassionate Pain Management's two locations in Lakewood and Louisville, joints sell for $5 a piece for those with a medical marijuana card and prescription. Gindi has promised 100 percent of the profits from those sales for at least the next two to three weeks to go to the Red Cross for recovery efforts in Japan.
Because marijuana remains illegal in the eyes of the federal government, charitable giving is not recognized as a write-off. Gindi says his donations are completely from the heart.
Rapper Rick Ross charged with marijuana possession
Category: Celebrities | Posted on Mon, March, 28th 2011 by THCFinder
SHREVEPORT, La. - Rapper Rick Ross has been arrested in Louisiana on a marijuana possession charge.
Police spokesman Bill Goodin said Monday that Ross, whose real name is William Roberts II, was issued a misdemeanor summons and released after Friday night's arrest.
Roberts, known for such albums as "Teflon Don" and "Deeper Than Rap," was arrested after police responded to a complaint about the smell of marijuana at the Hilton Hotel.
Upon checking, Goodin said police confiscated 1 gram of what investigators believed to be marijuana.
An official with the rapper's record label did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
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