Former WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres Arrested For Marijuana Possession
Category: News | Posted on Sun, September, 1st 2013 by THCFinder
Former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres was arrested for marijuana possession in Indiana last week. The 32-year-old posted a $1,500 cash bond, according to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. His booking was posted as part of the department’s arrests between August 24-25, according to MMA Junkie.
Torres made his WEC debut on September 5, 2007 at WEC 30. He defeated Jeff Bedard by triangle choke submission at 2:30 in the first round, improving his professional MMA record to 33-1. His sole loss at that point was to Ryan Ackerman at IHC 6: Inferno in November 2003.
Torres got his revenge two years later at IHC 9: Purgatory, defeating Ackerman by arm bar submission at 4:45 in the first round. Miguel Torres won the bantamweight championship in his second WEC fight, defeating Chase Beebe by guillotine choke submission at WEC 32 on February 13, 2008. He successfully defend his title three times before losing it to Brian Bowles by at WEC 42 on August 9, 2009. Bowles beat Torres by KO at 3:57 in the first round. After WEC merged with the UFC in October 2010, Torres made his promotional debut at UFC 126 on February 5, 2011.
He defeated Antonio Banuelos by unanimous decision. He lost his next fight to Demetrious Johnson by unanimous decision on May 28, 2011 at UFC 130, bringing his record to 39-4. Torres was released from the UFC on December 8, 2011, after quoting the Comedy Central series Workaholics on his Twitter account.
The quote read, “If a rape van was called a surprise van more women wouldn’t mind going for rides in them. Everyone likes surprises.”
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Harvard Study Finds Cannabis Cuts Tumor Growth In Half In Three Weeks
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, August, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
A Harvard study from 2007 which remains the most comprehensive ever released on THC’s potential to combat tumors found that in just three weeks doses of THC were able to cut lung cancer tumor growth in half in mice subjects, and were able to reduce cancer lesions by even more.
For the study, Harvard researchers tested THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, which is found naturally in cannabis) on cancer cells in labs, and followed that up by studying mice subjects.
The lab demonstration found that doses of THC inhibited growth and spread in the cancer cells; “When the cells are pretreated with THC, they have less EGFR stimulated invasion as measured by various in-vitro assays,” states Anju Preet, PhD, who was one of the researchers for the study.
Following the lab test, researchers dosed mice – which were implanted with human lung cancer cells – with THC, and found that in just three weeks, tumors were reduced in both size and weight by roughly 50% compared to a control group. According to Preet, cancer lesions on the lungs were also reduced – by nearly 60% – and there was as a significant reduction in “protein markers” associated with cancer progression.
Researchers predict that THC had such a positive effect on combating tumors because it activates molecules that arrest the cell cycle, and may also interfere with the processes of angiogenesis and vascularization, which lead to cancer growth.
Over 6 years since its original release, this study remains one of the most important cannabis-related studies ever released.
Marijuana Ruling Could Signal End of Prohibition on Cannabis
Category: News | Posted on Sat, August, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
It's legal to light up in Colorado and Washington, and soon smoking pot could be legalized across the country following a decision Thursday by the federal government.
After Washington state and Colorado passed laws in November 2012 legalizing the consumption and sale of marijuana for adults over 18, lawmakers in both states waited to see whether the federal government would continue to prosecute pot crimes under federal statutes in their states.
Both Colorado and Washington have been working to set up regulatory systems in order to license and tax marijuana growers and retail sellers, but have been wary of whether federal prosecutors would come after them for doing so. They are the first states to legalize pot, and therefore to go through the process of trying to set up a regulatory system.
Consumption and sale of marijuana is still illegal in all other states, though some cities and towns have passed local laws decriminalizing it or making it a low priority for law enforcement officers. There are also movements in many states to legalize pot, including legalization bills introduced in Maine and Rhode Island, discussion of possible bills in states including Massachusetts and Vermont, and talk of ballot initiatives in California and Oregon.
But on Thursday, the Department of Justice announced that it would not prosecute marijuana crimes that were legal under state law, a move that could signal the end of the country's longtime prohibition on pot is nearing. "It certainly appears to be potentially the beginning of the end," said Paul Armantano, deputy director of the pot lobby group NORML.
The memo sent to states Thursday by the DOJ said that as long as states set up comprehensive regulations governing marijuana, there would be no need for the federal government to step in, a decision that will save the Justice Department from having to use its limited resources on prosecuting individuals for growing or smoking marijuana.
"This memo appears to be sending the message to states regarding marijuana prohibition that is a recognition that a majority of the public and in some states majority of lawmakers no longer want to continue down the road of illegal cannabis, and would rather experiment with different regulatory schemes of license and retail sale of cannabis," Armantano said.
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Sat, August, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
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