Happy Friday - What are you smoking on today?
Category: Tokers | Posted on Fri, October, 17th 2014 by THCFinder
Woman Used Marijuana To Treat Her Cancer 2,500 Years Ago
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, October, 17th 2014 by THCFinder
I absolutely hate cancer. Right now my dad is fighting prostate cancer, and my cousin’s grandma is fighting cancer in multiple parts of her body. Cancer is a horrible thing. I wish more people considered using medical marijuana to help treat their cancer. Fortunately the two relatives I previously named were open to the idea and are using medical marijuana to compliment their other treatments. Medical marijuana has been used for a long time to help treat cancer. In fact, it was recently discovered that a woman who lived 2,500 years ago was using medical marijuana to treat her breast cancer. Per the Huffington Post:
Did a dying Siberian maiden who lived 2,500 years ago self-medicate with marijuana? New research by Russian scientists shows that’s a likely possibility.
To cope with the pain she must have been experiencing, the princess could have resorted to cannibis — a container of the stuff having been found alongside the mummy in her burial chamber.
As archaeologist Natalya Polosmak wrote in a recent issue of the journal Science First Hand: “It is likely that for this sick woman, the regular inhalation of cannabis smoke was a necessity.”
I always get upset when I hear medical marijuana opponents try to use the delay tactic of ‘we need to know more about medical marijuana before we can support it.’ Medical marijuana has been around a lot longer than those idiots, proven by the story above. Marijuana is medicine. If someone can use medical marijuana to help alleviate/treat their conditions, they should be allowed to do so.
Delaware poll: Legalize marijuana
Category: Legalization | Posted on Fri, October, 17th 2014 by THCFinder
Want legal weed in Delaware?
You're easily in the majority, according to a new University of Delaware poll that finds 56 percent of Delawareans support legalization of marijuana use.
The university polled 902 Delaware adults between Sept. 10 and 22, finding just 39 percent opposed to legalization. Delawareans older than 60 and self-identified conservatives were the only groups to express deep opposition, while young adults and liberals drove the support.
Support for legalization crossed racial and geographic boundaries, with poll respondents in all three counties saying they back legal marijuana.
"I would say the numbers suggest solid support for fully legalizing marijuana in Delaware," said Paul Brewer, the political communications professor at the University of Delaware who supervised the poll. "The results also reflect what's going on in public opinion at the national level, where the trends show a growing majority favoring legalization."
Only Colorado and Washington state have legalized marijuana, regulating and taxing sales. Sixteen other states and the District of Columbia have replaced criminal penalties with fines for those found in possession of small amounts of marijuana, a step known as decriminalization.
Voters in several other states will consider ballot measures next month to loosen marijuana laws.
Of course, public support does not always accurately predict political support. Gov. Jack Markell remains opposed to full legalization of the drug, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.
"Since last year, the governor and his office have been talking with legislators and others about decriminalizing the possession of a small amount of marijuana and replacing criminal penalties with civil fines," said Kelly Bachman, Markell's spokeswoman.
"While the governor would not support full legalization at this time without further studies and evidence of its consequences, he expects to have more conversations about reducing the criminal penalties on small amounts of marijuana in the months to come."
Read more: http://www.delawareonline.com
Superman OG - Indica
Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, October, 16th 2014 by THCFinder
A very strong OG kush strain that contains a high amount of THC and CBD. An indica-dominant hybrid that will leave you feeling tired or somewhat euphoric. Great or insomnia and stress.
After California decriminalized marijuana, teen arrest, overdose and dropout rates fell
Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, October, 16th 2014 by THCFinder
A new report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice adds to the growing body of evidence that legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana does not lead to any number of doomsday scenarios envisioned by legalization opponents. Looking specifically at California, where full marijuana decriminalization went into effect on Jan. 1, 2011, the report finds that "marijuana decriminalization in California has not resulted in harmful consequences for teenagers, such as increased crime, drug overdose, driving under the influence, or school dropout. In fact, California teenagers showed improvements in all risk areas after reform."
Most notable in the above table is the drop in school dropout rates. Recent studies have suggested links between heavy marijuana use and low school completion rates. But many experts question the direction of causality in this relationship, suggesting that there could be any number of confounding factors that account for this relationship. While it's still early in California's decriminalization experiment, the numbers above should suggest we cast a skeptical eye on claims of plummeting academic achievement in a post-legalization world.
In fact, as the report authors write: "By a variety of measures, California’s teenage behaviors actually improved dramatically after marijuana was effectively legalized — improvements that occurred more weakly or not at all among older Californians and among teenagers nationwide."
Now of course this doesn't address causality, and these numbers shouldn't be taken to imply that decriminalization caused these declines. But they do show, pretty clearly, that in the two years since full-scale decriminalization went into effect, California's kids are still all right. The sky hasn't fallen. And they add to a mounting body of research that shows, for instance:
that teen drug and alcohol use continues to fall, even as more states decriminalize marijuana and make it available for medical purposes;
that states with medical marijuana laws haven't seen any uptick in teen marijuana use;
that states with medical marijuana have actually seen decreases in prescription drug overdoses;
that Alaska, where personal marijuana use has been de facto legalized for nearly 40 years, is completely average on a variety of economic and demographic indicators;
and that traffic fatalities have fallen in Colorado since legalization there.
By contrast, there is little evidence of increased social harms in states where marijuana has been decriminalized. The one credible study I'm aware of is a DEA report finding that more Colorado drivers involved in car crashes are testing positive for marijuana use. But a bucket of salt is needed here: unlike alcohol, inactive marijuana metabolites remain in the body long after consumption - days or weeks, depending on frequency of use. But the presence of metabolites doesn't necessarily indicate you were high at the time of the test - only that you got high some time in the days or weeks prior.
Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com
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