Australian Marijuana Has The Highest Levels Of THC...We call BullSh*t
Category: News | Posted on Sat, July, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
We have worked with dozens of labs across the country who test Cannabis on a daily basis and we have never seen one test every reach 40% THC or higher from the actual buds. Concentrates are a whole other category but for the flower itself it's extremely rare to even seen above 30% THC for flowers. Someone is making these numbers up or using equipment that has not been properly calibrated and cleaned. What we have found is most strain test in the 13% - 15% on average with some high end strains in the 20's and rarely anything in the upper 20's let alone 30's for the THC% unless it's a form of concentrate being hash, wax, oil etc... So with that being said we are calling shenanigans!!! We would love to see these "test results" that produced a 40% THC level but I doubt those will ever come to light.
Marijuana's strength is measured by its THC content, the drug's active ingredient. The level of THC has been steadily increasing in marijuana over the past 10 years. Data indicates that in America, marijuana contained an average of three percent THC in 1993, while in 2008 THC levels nearly tripled to nine percent. However, this isn't even close to the THC levels in Austrailia.
A new study by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre indicates that Australian marijuana is by far the strongest in the world. In measures of THC content, much of the marijuana seized from people on the streets there contains an average of 15 percent THC, and can go as high as 40 percent THC.
This study provides the first comprehensive Australian data on street-level cannabis potency, through analysis of cannabis seizures obtained from New South Wales (NSW), Australia's most populous state.
The use of such high levels of THC can force users to suffer serious adverse events. These events include seizures, dependence, and even anxiety. In fact, the use of marijuana with such high THC levels ends up undoing the drug's "therapeutic" effects.
Researchers were interested in where the Australian marijuana was grown, as location may have an effect on THC content. They found that regardless of indoor or outdoor cultivation, the marijuana coming from Australia's NSW region tended to have levels of THC that were out of control.
Read more: http://www.medicaldaily.com
Stanford University Study Finds That Marijuana Could Help With Autism
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, July, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
A study conducted by Stanford University has found that there might be compounds in marijuana which have some very specific health benefits.
The study’s results reveal that cannabinoids – which are found in cannabis – might help to treat autism.
“A new study shows that mutations associated with autism block the action of brain molecules that act on the same receptors that marijuana’s active chemical acts on,” according to the Autism Daily Newscast. “Thomas Sudhof, a cellular physiologist at Stanford University, tested mutations associated with autism in mice. Two mutations associated with autism in a synapse-adhesion protein led to deficits in prolonged endocannabinoid signaling in mice. This suggests that autism could caused by a disruption of the brain’s ability to send clear signals.”
ADN references another study that supports the theory that cannabinoids could be used as a treatment to autism.
“Danielle Piomelli of UC Irvine and Olivier Manzoni of INSERM, the French national research agency, treated mice exhibiting symptoms of Fragile-X Syndrome, a disorder that causes autistic symptoms, with novel compounds that correct the signaling of endocannibinoid transmitters in the brain [which cannabinoids can do]. The mice showed dramatic behavioral improvements in maze tests measuring anxiety and open-space acceptance.”
ADN clearly believes that the study’s findings should be viewed as a reason for hope.
“Families who are already using the drug to treat their children’s symptoms believe it has made all the difference in the world. Many children with autism are already given cocktails of drugs that may be even stronger than marijuana, with serious side effects and limited results.”
Recreational-Marijuana Merchants Rattled by Raids
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, July, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
Federal raids of Washington state medical-marijuana dispensaries this week are raising concerns among state officials and entrepreneurs that recreational-marijuana may be similarly targeted when the market opens in the state early next year.
Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman Jodie Underwood said agents executed several search warrants involving "marijuana storefronts" Wednesday, but she declined to comment on why they were targeted or whether recreational pot shops might get the same treatment.
A person familiar with the raids said agents went after four medical-marijuana dispensaries related to a 2011 investigation into allegations of money laundering and illicit marijuana sales.
Residents in Colorado and Washington voted to legalize recreational marijuana last year. But federal authorities haven't said how they will address these new state-regulated markets for marijuana, which remains illegal under federal law. Washington and other states allow medical marijuana, but this is also illegal under federal law, and federal authorities have raided dispensaries around the country.
Washington officials said this week after the raids that they were pushing forward with plans to permit recreational-marijuana production facilities and retail shops. But in light of the raids, coming months before the state rules on recreational marijuana take effect, state officials reiterated the need for guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice.
"We would welcome clarity from the federal government on how they expect to address Washington state's emerging recreational system," said Brian Smith, a spokesman for the Washington State Liquor Control Board, which has been charged with regulating legal pot. "With a lack of clarity, you're always operating in an area of risk."
Read more: http://online.wsj.com
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Category: Concentrates | Posted on Fri, July, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
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