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Category: Fun | Posted on Wed, May, 15th 2013 by THCFinder


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Brain scans reveal marijuana-like medicine could effectively treat PTSD

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, May, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
Marijuana-like medicines that lack the plant’s psychoactive properties can be used to effectively treat some symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), researchers at New York University Langone Medical Center explain in a study published Tuesday in the scientific journal Molecular Psychiatry.
 
Using brain imaging technology, researchers studied the CB1 receptors in the brains of people suffering from PTSD and found that they had more of these receptors in gray matter associated with fear and anxiety than people who’d experienced trauma but did not have PTSD.
 
They looked into whether the receptors would be more available after noticing that many PTSD sufferers, a vast majority of them former members of the military, tend to self-medicate with marijuana abuse. Marijuana is known to contain varying concentrations of endocannabinoids, which are already present in the human brain, designed to act like a switch to turn on the body’s endocannabinoid system.
 
 
Research suggests the endocannabinoid system plays an important role in regulating chemicals associated with elevated stress levels, leading NYU scientists to portend that marijuana-like drugs that increase the level of endocannabinoids in the brain could lead to an effective treatment for PTSD-sufferers.
 

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Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, May, 15th 2013 by THCFinder

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After failed marijuana test, UFC's Pat Healy loses at least $130,000 in bonuses

Category: News | Posted on Wed, May, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
An evening with old friends ultimately will cost UFC lightweight Pat Healy at least $130,000 in lost bonuses.
 
As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) reported Tuesday, Healy (29-16 MMA, 0-1 UFC) failed a post-fight drug test following his recent UFC 159 win over fellow lightweight Jim Miller (22-4 MMA, 11-3 UFC). His third-round submission victory has been overturned to a no-contest, and he's been suspended 90 days, according to Healy.
 
Additionally, though the organization hasn't made a formal announcement, Healy must surrender his $65,000 "Fight of the Night" bonus and a $65,000 "Submission of the Night" award, as well as his undisclosed win bonus for the April 27 fight, which took place in Newark, N.J.
 
Healy, who fessed up to marijuana use in a prepared statement, used the drug while out with his friends a month before the fight, according to Phil Claud, Healy's trainer at Sports Lab in Portland, Ore.
 

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Category: Fun | Posted on Wed, May, 15th 2013 by THCFinder


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Rules on the presence of marijuana are updated

Category: News | Posted on Wed, May, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
 
Drugs in sport
 
Inadvertent inhaling at parties or the unwitting ingestion of a hash cookie will no longer result in athletes being thrown out of the Olympics under a revision to the list of banned substances.
 
The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), which administers the list, yesterday agreed to raise the in-competition threshold for marijuana from 15 nanograms of substance per millilitre of urine to 150ng/ml.
 
While tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in cannabis, will remain on the prohibited list, the relaxation of the rules reflects a growing sense of realism about its use as a social alternative to alcohol.
 

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