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Long-Term Marijuana Use Associated With Improved Pain Relief, Reduced Opioid Use

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, February, 23rd 2016 by THCFinder

pharmacy medical marijuana michiganBy Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

The long-term, daily use of cannabis is associated with improved analgesia and reduced opioid use in patients with treatment-resistant chronic pain conditions, according to clinical trial data reported online ahead of print in The Clinical Journal of Pain.

Investigators with Hebrew University in Israel evaluated the use of cannabis on pain in a cohort of 176 patients, each of whom had been previously unresponsive to all conventional pain medications. Subjects inhaled THC-dominant cannabis daily (up to 20 grams per month) for a period of at least six months.

A majority of participants (66 percent) experienced improvement in their pain symptom scores after cannabis therapy, and most reported “robust” improvements in their quality of life. Subjects’ overall consumption of opioid drugs declined 44 percent by the end of the trial, and a significant percentage of participants discontinued opioid therapy altogether over the course of the study.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/long-term-marijuana-use-associated-with-improved-pain-relief-reduced-opioid-use/


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Is Louisiana Preparing to Discuss Marijuana Legalization?

Category: Legalization | Posted on Tue, February, 23rd 2016 by THCFinder

Louisiana is known for having some of the most cutthroat penalties against marijuana possession in the United States, but this bad reputation could become a legend of the past if lawmakers can miraculously convince legislative forces that legal weed is the right channel for which to satisfy the state’s budget woes.

Reports indicate that the Louisiana Legislature may be preparing to dive head first into a new proposal later this session aimed at dragging the state out of the trenches of prohibition to establish a fully legal cannabis trade.

Earlier this week, the appropriations committee put their stamp of approval on several bills intended to trim some of the fat from the underbelly of the state’s disastrous $850 million budget deficit, but lawmakers are concerned that a political tug-of-war between the Republican-dominated legislature and the Governor’s office over how to solve the state’s financial crisis will not result in any measurable reconciliation.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/louisiana-preparing-discuss-marijuana-legalization


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Blunt Art

Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, February, 22nd 2016 by THCFinder


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Marijuana for Your Migraine

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, February, 22nd 2016 by THCFinder

From chronic anxiety to seizures, there's a laundry list of ailments medical marijuana is suspected to alleviate. You can add migraine headaches to that list. A new study from the University of Colorado found that marijuana had a significant impact in either preventing or getting rid of migraines in 121 migraine patients at two Colorado dispensaries studied over a four-year period.

The patients, who smoked, used vaporizers, or ate marijuana edibles reported that their migraines decreased from 10.4 to 4.6 per month. In all, 103 said they experienced fewer migraines — that is, 85 percent of the participants. Nearly 40 percent said they experienced positive results by preventing migraines altogether or nipping them in the bud when they started. Inhaled forms were most effective in treating acute migraine symptoms, and edibles resulted in the most side effects, including drowsiness, subjects said. People who used edibles also reported that they had trouble controlling the intensity and timing of effects, as edibles kick in more slowly than other forms. 

Read More:http://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/health/marijuana-for-your-migraine-20160222

 


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Wiz Khalifa - Smokin Good

Category: Videos | Posted on Mon, February, 22nd 2016 by THCFinder


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