Boulder dispensary names pot strain for CNN's Sanjay Gupta
Category: News | Posted on Mon, August, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
Move over Willie Nelson, there's a new strain in town.
Boulder's Helping Hands Herbals dispensary, 1021 Pearl St., is now carrying a variety of medical marijuana named for CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
The "Gupta Kush," is a strain of cannabis that Helping Hands named in honor of the renowned neurosurgeon and cable news personality after earlier this month he reversed his long-held beliefs on the subject and publicly supported exploring the medicinal benefits of marijuana.
Gupta wrote an editorial for Time magazine in 2009 about why he would not support medical marijuana research, but after spending the last year working on a documentary on the subject, he changed his mind.
"(Marijuana) doesn't have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications," Gupta wrote in an article posted to CNN.com on Aug. 8. "In fact, sometimes marijuana is the only thing that works."
"Our take is, 'We told you,'" Helping Hands marketing director Daniel Taras said. "But for the folks that are uninitiated, having someone with (Gupta's) level of his prestige and position coming out and saying 'I support the use of medical marijuana,' really lends a lot of credibility in the mainstream consciousness."
Gupta, whose was previously considered for the post of U.S. surgeon general, joins a select group of celebrities and public figures with cannabis strains named after them, including President Barack Obama and rapper Snoop Dogg.
Jack Herer Cannabis
Category: Nugs | Posted on Sun, August, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
How Much Marijuana Does It Take For Someone To Overdose?
Category: Culture | Posted on Sun, August, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
My friend is new to the marijuana world. He had never smoked marijuana before in his life. At the age of 50, due to health problems, he decided to start consuming marijuana because pharmaceuticals weren’t working and were wreaking havoc on his body.
He always asks me questions, and I’m going to try to post answers on TWB in case there are others out there. Also, I’m hoping people post their knowledge in the comments section below so that others can benefit. If you find some good info on marijuana overdose information, feel free to post it below.
The question I’m answering today is ‘how much marijuana does it take for someone to overdose?’ My friend is well aware that no one in recorded history has ever died from a marijuana overdose. But he wants to know if there is any amount of marijuana that someone could overdose from. According to a 1988 United States administrative law hearing:
“7. Drugs used in medicine are routinely given what is called an LD-50. The LD-50 rating indicates at what dosage fifty percent of test animals receiving a drug will die as a result of drug induced toxicity. A number of researchers have attempted to determine marijuana’s LD-50 rating in test animals, without success. Simply stated, researchers have been unable to give animals enough marijuana to induce death.
8. At present it is estimated that marijuana’s LD-50 is around 1:20,000 or 1:40,000. In layman terms this means that in order to induce death a marijuana smoker would have to consume 20,000 to 40,000 times as much marijuana as is contained in one marijuana cigarette. NIDA-supplied marijuana cigarettes weigh approximately .9 grams. A smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about fifteen minutes to induce a lethal response.
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Doctor: Marijuana is a needed option
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, August, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
NORWALK -- There was a personal reason why Dr. Gary Blick became one of the nearly 100 physicians in the state who are licensed to prescribe medical marijuana.
"I did this because my 91-year-old mother, who has glaucoma," he said. "Her glaucoma eye drops had failed to produce the desired results and she was facing surgery."
Glaucoma is a disease in which the eye typically has excessive internal pressure, damaging the nerve fibers of the retina, the delicate tissue at the back of the eye that's sensitive to light and color.
"She was needing surgery to repair her eyes," he said. "But after we started her on medical marijuana, her pressures dropped, and when she stopped smoking marijuana, the pressures went back up again."
He said her testimony in Hartford last year had the legislative committee considering the bill "in stitches," even though her testimony countered testimony of the president of the Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians, who said marijuana would not be helpful to glaucoma patients.
"So one of the senators said, `Are you aware of Gloria Blick's testimony?' To which he replied, `Well, I guess it would help some people.' To which the senator replied, `Isn't that what we're here for?' "
Blick sees medical marijuana as just one of the arsenal of options that physicians should have to ease pain and provide relief for various diseases.
Read more: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/
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