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Category: Tokers | Posted on Tue, May, 24th 2016 by THCFinder


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New Poll Shows 69% Of Florida Voters Support Medical Marijuana Initiative

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, May, 24th 2016 by THCFinder

united for care florida amendment 2 medical marijuanaThis November Florida voters will see Amendment 2 on the ballot for the second straight election cycle. As in 2014, Amendment 2 would legalize medical marijuana in Florida. The 2014 effort was defeated by just two percentage points. This election cycle’s initiative has been tweaked and improved, and the campaign team is working hard to not let the 2014 result happen again. A poll was recently released by Gravis Marketing which found the following in regards to support for the initiative:

The Gravis survey asked all voters that participated in this poll; ‘If you were to vote today, would you vote for or against this constitutional amendment?’ 69 percent of those asked indicated that they would vote for the amendment, 23 percent stated they would vote against the amendment while eight percent were unsure.

“Another surprise in this poll shows the rapid changing of the voting segments opinion on medical marijuana,” concluded Gravis Marketing President Doug Kaplan. “One year ago when we asked a similar question, the state constitution measure was in danger of failing, as less than 60 percent of those polled would vote for it. Today, it appears that this ballot initiative is fairly on it’s way of passing. It’s amazing to see how much the public sentiment  has changed in the last 8 years.”

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/new-poll-shows-69-of-florida-voters-support-medical-marijuana-initiative/


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Ice Cube - Smoke Some Weed

Category: Videos | Posted on Tue, May, 24th 2016 by THCFinder


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Marijuana Activist Toolbox Update: Cannabis And The Brain Research

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, May, 24th 2016 by THCFinder

Marijuana brain stressWhile doing research for an article being featured in print later this year, I’ve accumulated a nice little body of quotes and research regarding the brain, its chemistry and the methods through which cannabis interacts with it- specifically, how cannabis can inspire creativity and thought.

Quotes included are from the abstract and are not meant to stand alone as definitive statements about each study’s conclusions.

3 Studies That Show Cannabis Grows Brain Cells

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“The endocannabinoid system has been implicated in the modulation of adult neurogenesis.
Here, we describe the effect of type 1 cannabinoid receptor (CB1R) activation on self-renewal, proliferation and neuronal differentiation in mouse neonatal subventricular zone (SVZ) stem/progenitor cell cultures.
Expression of CB1R was detected in SVZ-derived immature cells (Nestin-positive), neurons and astrocytes.
Stimulation of the CB1R … increased self-renewal of SVZ cells, as assessed by counting the number of secondary neurospheres … Moreover, … treatment for 48 h, increased proliferation …
Surprisingly, stimulation of CB1R … also promoted neuronal differentiation (without affecting glial differentiation), at 7 days, as shown by counting the number of NeuN-positive neurons in the cultures.
Moreover, by … a method that allows the functional evaluation of neuronal differentiation, we observed an increase in neuronal-like cells.
This proneurogenic effect was blocked when SVZ cells were co-incubated with … the CB1R antagonist AM 251, for 7 days, thus indicating that this effect involves CB1R activation.
In accordance with an effect on neuronal differentiation and maturation … also increased neurite growth …
Taken together, these results demonstrate that CB1R activation induces proliferation, self-renewal and neuronal differentiation from mouse neonatal SVZ cell cultures.”

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/marijuana-activist-toolbox-update-cannabis-and-the-brain-research/


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