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Category: Concentrates | Posted on Tue, April, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
Seattle police return marijuana confiscated from street dealers
Category: News | Posted on Tue, April, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
Marijuana tolerance has reached a new high in the US: after Seattle police caught a group of street dealers selling the drug, they returned the marijuana and told the dealers not to smoke it in public places.
“In street dealing cases, this would be the first time. Ever,” Seattle Police Department (SPD) spokesman Sean Whitcomb told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The incident marks an unusual first as some US states become more lenient about marijuana use.
Washington and Colorado have already decriminalized the drug on a statewide level, though selling marijuana without a license is still against the law. But even though six of the 12 individuals caught with marijuana in Seattle were suspected of selling, the police decided to let it slide.
“A number of suspects possessed marijuana collectively totaling 36.8 grams,” the department wrote on its blog. “The marijuana was returned to each individual owner because the amount possessed is legally allowed.”
Read more: http://rt.com
Researchers hope to test cancer fighting pot compound
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, April, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Medical marijuana and its psychoactive ingredient THC already provide relief, and often an accompanying buzz, for thousands of patients fighting cancer.
But more than five years ago, researchers at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco began focusing their attention on a far tamer compound in the marijuana plant, an ingredient called cannabidiol.
"Cannabidiol is a non-toxic agent from cannabis that is not psychoactive," says Sean McAllister, Ph.D., a lead researcher in the group's recent study.
McAllister and colleague Pierre Desprez, Ph.D., now believe they are ready for human trials, using the compound to treat metastatic cancer. The pair has produced a synthetic version of cannabidiol, also known as CBD, which they say targets a specific gene in the body related to the spread of cancer.
"We found this one compound, CBD, had a specific effect on metastatic cancer cells, very aggressive tumor cells. The bad cancer cells, the ones that spread throughout the body," said Desprez.
In their recently published study the team documented that effect on brain cancer in a large scale animal trial. They say brain scans revealed the disruption of the tumor cells after the cannabidiol was used to switch off a specific gene regulator.
Read more: http://abclocal.go.com
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