Florida Passes Medical Marijuana Bill Allowing Minimal Use
Category: Legalization | Posted on Tue, June, 17th 2014 by THCFinder
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a medical marijuana bill into law on Monday that allows limited use of the strain "Charlotte's Web" to help treat those with epileptic seizures as well as other diseases.
The Charlotte's Web strain of marijuana was named after a Colorado girl, Charlotte Figi, who suffered from frequent seizures that lasted between two and four hours and required countless hospitalizations. The disease Charlotte suffered from is called Dravet Syndrome, which is a severe form of epilepsy that cannot be medicated.
It took a few years, but finally it was discovered that a strain of marijuana low in tetrahyrdocannabinol (THC) and high in cannabidiol (CBD) could control the excessive electrical and chemical activity in the brain that causes these seizures. THC is the psychoactive compound in marijuana whereas CBD is the medicinal compound. Charlotte's mother took the suffering child to Colorado in hopes of treating her with this strain of marijuana. Now, Charlotte is given a dose of this cannabis oil twice a day and she's more alive and functional than ever.
Since then, the strain of marijuana was named after Charlotte, and it helps treat 41 other patients with similar symptoms as well as those with other forms of epilepsy. Governor Scott joined the effort to help promote certain forms of marijuana that can be effectively used as medicine. He spoke on Monday after signing the bill.
"As a father and grandfather, you never want to see kids suffer," said Governor Scott in this CBS Miami article. "The approval of Charlotte's Web will ensure that children in Florida who suffer from seizures and other debilitating illnesses will have the medication needed to improve their quality of life. I am proud to stand today with families who deserve the ability to provide their children with the best treatment available."
The bill was passed with bipartisan support, which made it easy for Governor Scott to sign because it shows it regarded an issue where people could drastically benefit from the marijuana's use. The success stories of Charlotte and other Dravet Syndrome patients also helped out the cause. Florida joined twenty other states and the District of Columbia who have laws that permit marijuana for medical use.
Headband - Hybrid
Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, June, 16th 2014 by THCFinder
Headband is a combination of OG Kush, Master Kush, and Sour Diesel that provides a smooth and pleasant tasting smoke. Good for pain relief, relaxing, and relieving stress.
Florida man known as "Fat Boy" hides marijuana in belly fat
Category: Odd | Posted on Mon, June, 16th 2014 by THCFinder
Deputies found marijuana nestled in the stomach chub of a 450-pound Florida man known as “Fat Boy.”
The drug-running suspect and his driver were pulled over near Osteen on Friday for not wearing a seat belt.
The big passenger, Christopher Mitchell, 42, told the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office deputy he was too fat to wear a seatbelt, arrest records show.
Mitchell goes by “Biggie” as well, according to the Florida Department of Corrections’ website.
But the two men appeared nervous and the deputy called in a drug-sniffing dog that immediately picked up on cocaine in the front seat and traces of marijuana.
The driver, Keithian Roberts, 38 was arrested for possession of cocaine.
The deputies searched Mitchell and fount 23 grams of marijuana hidden under his fat.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com
Colorado To Grant Nine Million Dollars For Medical Marijuana Research
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, June, 16th 2014 by THCFinder
Colorado is about to start the largest state-funded effort to research medical marijuana. A bill was signed earlier this year that approved millions of dollars for marijuana research in Colorado. The bill should result in roughly 9 million dollars in research grants being handed out over the next five years.
Marijuana research has always been hindered by the federal government, who does it’s own research in secret and tries to fight attempts by others. There have been privately funded research projects, but those projects are always limited by funding. California has spent 8.7 million dollars on research over the last twelve years, which is some of the most solid information ever released and is relied upon by many people in the industry.
It’s great to see the State of Colorado step up research, which will not only benefit Colorado, but also other states that will get to look at the results of the research. Marijuana supporters have always wanted scientific studies, and are willing to let the truth speak for itself. The same cannot be said for marijuana opponents, who deep down know that the scientific results will make it harder to spread their propaganda. That’s why they fight so hard against it. Per the Denver Post:
“Our intent is to be rigorous scientifically, but to also act with some expediency because these are products that a large percentage of our population is using today,” said Dr. Larry Wolk, the executive director and chief medical officer of the health department. “We want to make sure that what’s happening out there in everyday practice isn’t harming people.”
The future of marijuana science is bright. I can’t wait to see what information the Colorado research turns up. Suffering patients will benefit from the information, as will future marijuana reform campaigns. I wonder how Kevin Sabet will try to spin this into a bad thing?
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