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.
Read more: http://www.theweedblog.com
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/
Canada's police chiefs suggest tickets for marijuana possession in lieu of criminal charges
Category: News | Posted on Sat, August, 24th 2013 by THCFinder
WINNIPEG — Police chiefs meeting in Winnipeg say handing out tickets for illegal possession of marijuana may be more efficient than laying criminal charges.
Delegates to the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police annual meeting have passed a resolution that says officers need more “enforcement options” to deal with people caught with pot.
Association president Jim Chu says in a release that criminal charges place a significant burden on police and court resources.
Chu, who is chief constable of the Vancouver Police Service, also points out that a conviction results in a criminal record that places barriers on future travel, employment and citizenship.
He says the association does not support legalization of marijuana.
The resolution was presented by the association’s drug abuse committee.
“The CACP is not in support of decriminalization or legalization of cannabis in Canada,” Chu said in a release Tuesday. “It must be recognized, however, that under the current legislation the only enforcement option for police, when confronted with simple possession of cannabis, is either to turn a blind eye or lay charges.
Read more: http://news.nationalpost.com
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