Armed Thieves Steal 20 Jars of Marijuana in SF
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Sat, August, 10th 2013 by THCFinder
Thieves are stealing marijuana by the jar now in San Francisco.
San Francisco police report 20 jars of medical marijuana were taken in an armed robbery Thursday morning in San Francisco's Mission District.
Police said the suspects, armed with hand guns, walked into a medical marijuana dispensary on the 2500 block of Mission Street opened around 10 a.m. Three people were arrested.
They ordered four employees to lie on the ground. The robbers took the pot and ran away.
Witnesses told police they ran to a car parked three blocks away. They drove off in a black four-door sedan and remain at large, according to police.
No one was hurt.
Marijuana May Help Treat Digestive Disorders
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, August, 10th 2013 by THCFinder
A new study published by the Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, and conducted by researchers at McMaster University, has concluded that THC – a prime compound in cannabis - may protect the body against digestive disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease.
Researchers for the study used THC on rats, andfound that the substance “could protect the lining of the stomach and intestine from injury and accelerate healing from inflammation.”
During the study, researchers found the THC to be useful even when given in small enough doses to not produce the “high” that typically comes with it: “We were getting effects locally in the lining of the intestine and the stomach without producing high enough blood levels of THC to cause behavioral changes”.
Those interested in reading the full study – which was funded by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada - can do so by clicking here.
Purple Trainwreck Weed
Category: Nugs | Posted on Sat, August, 10th 2013 by THCFinder
Seattle Hempfest: One Week Until the World's Largest Marijuana Celebration
Category: Events | Posted on Sat, August, 10th 2013 by THCFinder
SEATTLE, WA — For three days in August, hundreds of thousands of people will descend on Myrtle Edwards and Centennial Parks on Seattle’s waterfront for the 22nd annual Hempfest, traditionally the largest annual gathering of pro-cannabis supporters in the world. But following last year’s historic passage of Initiative 502, which legalized the adult possession of marijuana in the state, this year’s Hempfest promises one thing that the previous 21 did not: a victory celebration.
What started out as a “humble gathering of stoners” in 1991, conceived during a peace vigil in opposition of the first Gulf War and attracting a crowd of about 500 people, has grown to a world-renowned 3 day “protestival” celebrating human rights, equality, freedom, and of course, cannabis.
Spanning 1.3 miles, two public parks, six stages, and more than 300 vendors and being staffed by over 1,000 volunteers, Hempfest isn’t just the largest annual pro-pot rally in the world — it is also one of the largest special events in the State of Washington.
With a Special Events permit requiring a $1 million insurance policy, emergency evacuation plans, and safety and security personnel, Hempfest is not a “pot party in the park”; it is a bona-fide political rally whose organizers work closely with city officials to ensure a successful — and peaceful — annual tradition.
Past performers have included well known bands such as Potluck, the Kottonmouth Kings, Fishbone, Rehab, and countless others, with notable speakers including Jack Herer, Woody Harrelson, Rick Steves, and many local and national political figures and marijuana reform activists addressing the crowds.
Read more: http://www.thedailychronic.net/
Sanjay Gupta backs medical marijuana, apologizes for previous views
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, August, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
One of America's most prominent doctors says he has shifted his stance in support of medical marijuana.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent at CNN and a CBS News contributing medical correspondent, wrote a post today on CNN.com called, "Why I changed my mind on weed," in which he describes his change of heart that occurred while filming a documentary, aptly titled, "Weed."
"Long before I began this project, I had steadily reviewed the scientific literature on medical marijuana from the United States and thought it was fairly unimpressive," wrote Gupta. "Well, I am here to apologize."
Gupta says he was too dismissive of the "loud chorus" of legitimate patients whose symptoms improved with help from medical marijuana. He now says, "I mistakenly believed the Drug Enforcement Agency listed marijuana as a schedule 1 substance [a category of dangerous drugs] because of sound scientific proof."
"They didn't have the science to support that claim, and I now know that when it comes to marijuana neither of those things are true," wrote Gupta, citing patient cases including a 3-year-old whose seizures were dramatically reduced from 300 a week to three a month with medical marijuana's help.
He adds that marijuana does not have a high potential for addiction compared to cocaine, or even cigarettes.
Gupta is a faculty member in the department of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and in 2009, reports suggested he was offered the post of Surgeon General by President Barack Obama.
Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com
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