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Scientists Figured Out How to Block Pot’s Effect on Memory

Category: News | Posted on Fri, July, 17th 2015 by THCFinder

Recent work published by researchers in Barcelona has just uncovered more details about the neurochemical pathway that leads to marijuana’s psychoactive effects, specifically its effects on memory. Not only did they make a breakthrough in the neurochemistry of cannabis, they also designed a compound that was able to block THC’s effects on memory in mice.

Since the discovery of the cannabinoid receptor by Raphael Mechoulam and colleagues, medical scientists have continued to investigate this newly found receptor and have found that it has a presence all over the body, not just in the brain. In fact, two cannabinoid receptors exist: CB1 and CB2. While the CB2 receptor stills retains some of its mystery, scientists have know for a while that the CB1 receptor is the one responsible for the “high” in cannabis.

More recently however, neuroscientists have found links between the certain serotonin receptors and the cannabinoid system. Not only do these receptors share a region in the brain, but also activation of the 5HT2A receptor causes a release of endocannabinoids, the body’s natural “darts” for the cannabinoid receptor’s “dartboard” (in a similar way that your body produces serotonin to act as a signal carrier in your serotonin system). 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/scientists-figured-out-how-block-pot%E2%80%99s-effect-memory


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, July, 16th 2015 by THCFinder


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Colorado rejects medical marijuana use for PTSD

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, July, 16th 2015 by THCFinder

Citing scant research, Colorado health officials voted Wednesday against adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments eligible for treatment with medical marijuana.

The 6-2 vote came despite a recommendation from the Colorado Chief Medical Officer and a panel of physicians to make PTSD the first condition added to Colorado's medical pot eligibility list in 15 years. Board members said they weren't swayed by the recommendation because studies on using pot for PTSD are lacking.

"We can't have physicians counseling people in favor of it because we don't have data to show it's correct," said Jill Hunsaker-Ryan, one of the board members who voted no.

The vote was the third time the board has rejected petitions to add PTSD to the list. About five dozen PTSD sufferers attended the hearing, some loudly jeering. A few were asked to leave.

"They just told every patient here, 'We don't care about you,'" said patient advocate Teri Robnett after the vote.

Colorado allows adults over 21 to buy recreational pot, with no doctor's recommendation needed. But medical pot is taxed at 2.9 percent, compared to at least 19 percent for recreational pot.

Read More:http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2015/07/16/colorado-rejects-medical-marijuana-use-for-ptsd/30228177/


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UFCW Praises Passage Of Marijuana Regulation Bill By California Senate Committees

Category: News | Posted on Thu, July, 16th 2015 by THCFinder

united commercial food workers ucfw marijuanaUnited Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council Executive Director Jim Araby has made the following statement on the approval of AB 266 (Bonta/Cooley/Jones-Sawyer) by the Senate Health and Senate Governance and Finance Committees today. The UFCW is the only union in California representing cannabis industry workers, with 1,200 members statewide.

“Licensing and training go hand in hand with public safety. That’s why medical cannabis workers have come together to advocate for standards in their industry, just like other health care professionals. AB 266 improves workforce training and professional standards and, importantly, protections for workers when they speak up for patient safety.

“Although consumers increasingly believe that medical cannabis is harmless, few have expertise in varieties, dosages and other critical information needed to consume cannabis products safely. Cannabis workers are leading the charge for workforce training and licensing provisions contained in AB 266.”

Recent studies have uncovered improperly labeled edible cannabis and high levels of pesticides in some medical cannabis products in California. The regulations contained in AB 266 will provide significant help in correcting these unacceptable threats to consumer safety. A licensed, professionalized workforce is a consumer’s first line of defense every day. Regulators cannot always be there.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/ufcw-praises-passage-of-marijuana-regulation-bill-by-california-senate-committees/


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Vanilla Kush (Indica)

Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, July, 16th 2015 by THCFinder

 

Vanilla Kush (Indica)

Vanilla Kush is an incredible new Indica-dominant strain and is one of the most fragrant, full-flavored and potent plants that Barneys Farm has ever offered. Vanilla Kush genetics come from Kashmir and Afghan. The intense aromas from large, dense colas %u2013heavily speckled with red and gold trichromes %u2013 bring to mind wild vanilla and lavender, accented with lemon and orange peel. Once lit, the floral and herbal aromas become more concentrated and the smoke offers sweet flavors. Outdoor harvest time is the end of September. The THC is strong of 22%. The long lasting high allows the mind to relax and eases muscle tension.


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