Cannabis plants spring up all over German town after campaigners plant thousands of seeds
Category: News | Posted on Tue, July, 23rd 2013 by THCFinder
Cannabis plants are sprouting up all over a German town after pro-marijuana supporters planted tens of thousands of seeds last month.
Supporters of the group A Few Autonomous Flower Children spread several kilograms of seeds around the university town of Gottingen last month.
They say they are protesting its 'demonisation' in Germany's 'restrictive drug laws'
Scores of the plants have sprouted all over the town this week to the fury of the local police and council.
A website shows dozens of photos of the cannabis plants blooming in public parks, allotments, gardens and window boxes all over town - with some even growing outside the local police station.
Police have been ripping out the illegal plants on sight but the sheer number of blossoming plants became noticeable in the past week.
A police spokesman said 70 plants had been removed so far - including the ones outside the police station - adding: 'Everything that looks like cannabis is torn out.'
She confirmed that officers were expecting to see a huge rise in the number of cannabis plants in public areas, adding: 'Officers have been told to be vigilant and destroy any plants they see.'
A spokesman for A Few Autonomous Flower Children said: 'We can't set eyes on this useful and beautiful plant because it's absolutely forbidden in Germany to grow it.'
She added: 'This action is a big deal - people (from A Few Autonomous Flower Children) really put effort into it.'
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Individuals with PTSD top list of those registered in Connecticut to use medical marijuana
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, July, 23rd 2013 by THCFinder
People suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder so far represent the largest group of Connecticut residents who have registered with the Consumer Protection Department to use medical marijuana.
Of the 735 people who have registered with the Consumer Protection Department to use medical marijuana, 212 name PTSD as their primary qualifying condition, according to a report from the Office of Legislative Research, which used statistics from early July.
One hundred and ninety two patients with spinal cord injuries have also registered as well as 141 patients with multiple sclerosis. Another 192 people have registered with various other ailments.
Cannabis Can Enhance Performance In Sports
Category: News | Posted on Mon, July, 22nd 2013 by THCFinder
A recent research paper conducted by the Department of Neuroscience and Behavior at the University of São Paulo’s Ribeirão Preto Medical School, inconjunction with the National Institute for Translational Medicine, has found that cannabis can improve performance in sports (whether mild or extreme).
The paper, which examined numerous peer-reviewed studies, concludes:
“Cannabis smoking can be helpful for some activities such as extreme sports, as it improves muscle relaxation, reduces anxiety, and extincts fear memories (e.g., negative experiences) leading to enhanced performance. It is also worthwhile to note that cannabis smoking improves sleep time and recovery, which may favor performance when an athlete is facing multiple competitions in a short period of time. In light of these positive effects, one can assume cannabis is a doping substance that relaxes the mind and improves recovery.”
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