Mom's Cancer Struggle Prompts Medicinal Marijuana Advocacy
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, June, 2nd 2013 by THCFinder
Recently, the powerhouse former broadcaster and advertising saleswoman found another mission: sharing the message that medical marijuana can be life-changing for people with serious illnesses.
“It [medicinal marijuana] gave me back my life,” said Tracey, who suffered from severe headaches and lived on strong medications which left her bedridden until she took marijuana.
Since last May, medical marijuana has been legalized in Connecticut, although not to grow or sell. Tracey has joined the board of Vintage Foods, Ltd, which is bidding to be a distributor of marijuana to eligible patients when a legal path is approved.
By speaking out, Tracey hopes that she will be the public face of a medical marijuana patient. She is adamant about removing the fear and stigma from this medical treatment.
“I’m very proud to step into the spotlight to help patients, the public and politicians become educated on how medicinal marijuana can change the quality of life for those of us with devastating diseases,” she says.
Read more: http://westhartford.patch.com/
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Sat, June, 1st 2013 by THCFinder
Medical marijuana ingredient prevents brain damage in mice
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, June, 1st 2013 by THCFinder
LOS ANGELES — The words “marijuana” and “brain damage” usually go in that order in medical literature. An Israeli researcher has flipped them around, finding that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, may arrest some forms of brain damage in mice.
Pharmacologist Josef Sarne of Tel Aviv University found that a minuscule amount of tetrahydrocannabinol may protect the brain after injuries from seizures, toxic drug exposure or a lack of oxygen....
Legalizing Medical Marijuana Reduces Suicides And Traffic Fatalities
Category: Legalization | Posted on Sat, June, 1st 2013 by THCFinder
The benefits of legalization – whether for medicinal and/or recreational purposes – are more far-reaching than most people understand. As we continue to put an end to prohibition, we’ll continue to uncover new advantages of doing so. Two of the largest, most substantial benefits of legalization that recent studies have indicated; a drastic decrease in both suicides, and traffic fatalities. Who would of known?
A study conducted recently by the Institute for the Study of Labor, with help from researchers such as Daniel I. Rees of the University of Colorado’s Department of Economics, used a comprehensive statistical analysis to discover that states in the U.S. which have legalized medical marijuana saw a significant decrease in overall suicides – 5% in total. The drop was even higher among young adults aged 20 to 29, with an 11% decrease in overall suicides (the increase adds validity to the statistics, as individuals in that age group use cannabis at a considerably higher rate than the average person).
Although this is just one study, it’s extremely promising – it indicates that allowing the use of medical cannabis may have led to hundreds, if not thousands of prevented suicides. This is likely due in part to the fact that, according to university recent research released this month, cannabis can help fight depression and loneliness, and may raise self-esteem.
A different study, conducted around the same time, came to an equally surprising and important finding: Medical marijuana may reduce traffic fatalities.
According to the study released at the end of 2011 – which was reported on by Time Magazine and The Huffington Post - states which have legalized medical marijuana have seen a 9% reduction in traffic fatalities, indicating that one out of every eleven traffic deaths can be avoided if medical marijuana is legalized.
The study was conducted by Montana State University economics professor Mark Anderson, and Daniel Rees, a professor at the University of Colorado, and was published by the Institute for the Study of Labor.
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