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Medical marijuana and 'the entourage effect'

Category: News | Posted on Tue, March, 11th 2014 by THCFinder
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CNN) -- In the early 1960s, a young postdoctoral student stumbled onto something that puzzled him.
After reading the literature on cannabis, he was surprised to see that while the active compound in morphine had been isolated from opium poppies 100 years before and cocaine isolated from coca leaves around the same time, the active component of marijuana was still unknown.
This simple observation launched his life's work.
That young Israeli researcher, Raphael Mechoulam, is now a heavily decorated scientist, recently nominated for the prestigious Rothschild Prize. More than 50 years ago, however, he had trouble starting his scientific journey.
 
For starters, he needed cannabis to study and didn't know how to obtain it. Eventually, he obtained his research supply from friends in the police department. The young scientist was in a hurry, and didn't want to wait to cut through the red tape required by Israel's Health Ministry.
"Yes, I broke the law," he told me when I met with him in Tel Aviv last year, "but I apologized and explained what I was trying to do."
 
By 1963, he determined the structure of cannabidiol (CBD), an important component of marijuana. A year later, he became the first person to isolate delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Over the ensuing decades, Mechoulam and his team continued to isolate numerous compounds from the cannabis plant.
Their work also went a long way toward illuminating how the drug works in the brain. When Mechoulam's team identified the first known endogenous cannabinoid, a chemical actually made by the brain itself, he named it "anandamide." In the Sanskrit language, ananda means "supreme bliss," which gives us some insight into what Mechoulam thinks of cannabinoids overall.
It was halfway through our long afternoon discussion that Mechoulam, now 83, pulled out a paper he had written in 1999, describing something known as "the entourage effect."
 
Read more: http://www.cnn.com/

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Got Seeds?

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, March, 10th 2014 by THCFinder

gorilla-seeds

At Gorilla Seeds, we never ignore our customers! Most of our customers (slightly more than 99%) never have an issue, but if you do, The Gorilla makes it easy for you to reach out and grab someone from our helpful team.

Here's a few ways you can reach us: call from 9am to 4 pm UK time on any business day, leave us a message on our voicemail, drop us a line using our contact page, hit us up on Facebook or Twitter, PM us on one of the user forums we frequent or use snail mail if you're old school.

Here's a tip: UK law says we have to stop all communication with you if you mention anything illegal including germination, cultivation, usage or any other criminal activity. We're sorry, we don't want to do it, but our solicitors say we have to. Wankers


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Madman OG - Hybrid

Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, March, 10th 2014 by THCFinder

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Being Friends With The Weed Man

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, March, 10th 2014 by THCFinder
being-friends-with-the-weed-manDealing To Friends
 
Those who don't have access to medical cannabis are still forced to buy from a street dealer. A lot of people have pretty good relationships with their weed man, which could be a good or a bad thing. Depending on how you handle things with a friendly weed man, the purchase and sale of marijuana can make or break a friendship. Smoking together after you buy a bag can be great but when some bags turn up short or prices all of a sudden skyrocket, the friendship can be put at risk for sure.
 
It's always hard to deal to friends because in all honesty, you kind of feel bad. Taking their money (providing that you're selling bud to help people out and not just to make a quick buck) makes you feel pretty scummy and when a quality product isn't around, things can get a little hairy. Do you always trust your friends or could they be using you because of your honesty and generosity? It's important to know the difference because as awesome as it is to have a bunch of friends, it's not awesome when they start to steal from you. Even if you don't want to acknowledge that this happens, it does. So if you happen to be the friendly weed (wo)man, just be careful about who you really trust.
 
There have been reports all over forums that friends have actually tried to return a bag if they're not happy with the weed. That's pretty ridiculous when you think about it. Buying bud isn't like buying a shirt and the fact that people even have the backbone to ask to return bud is crazy. They complain about the price for the quality, maybe the bag is slightly off, or perhaps there are too many stems for their liking. For one thing, these people are definitely not your friends, especially if this seems to happen often. One in a great while is acceptable. Sometimes, people mess up. But more then that, chances are your "friend" is trying to rip you off.
 
Just be sure that you know who your friends are. It's important to be smart if you're going to sell bud. Even though people may seem like they're your friend, being close to a weed dealer can provide added benefits like free smoke ups as well as hookups. And if you're the one who's the friend of the weed person, don't rip them off. These people have enough to worry about with you trying to rip them off. Be respectful and remember karma!

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Super Sized Joint fun

Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, March, 10th 2014 by THCFinder

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Use Predators To Protect Your Marijuana Garden

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, March, 10th 2014 by THCFinder
predators-to-protect-your-gardenA natural method that makes smart use of biology involves using predators such as ladybugs, praying mantises, or even lacewings. Their qualities of garden protection are widely known, and so it is possible to buy them commercially bred.
 
The breeder should be able to tell you how they can be used most effectively and which insects they will eat. This information is useful once you know what type of insects to expect given your environment. Be aware though, that buying insects won’t work if your marijuana garden is small since there may not be enough food to support them.
 
Larger predators can also be used as means to protect your marijuana garden. If you are planting near a stream, it may be a good idea to encourage frogs, turtles, or lizards to frequent the area by leaving food there occasionally. Birds can also be persuaded to provide support, perhaps by leaving birdseed or even using a bird feeder. Download my free marijuana grow bible for more tips about pest control.
 
Subtlety is probably best because you will want to draw the least amount of attention and suspicion. Casual observers might be drawn to your marijuana planting area if there are swarms of insects, reptiles, or birds in the area. This is one more instance in which respecting the natural environment will help keep your marijuana plants safe, and enable them to grow well.
 
Organic Insecticides
 
Thanks to the organic movement it is easy to find organic insecticides wherever nonorganic insecticides are found. Organic insecticides usually work by mimicking the natural pesticides produced by the plant, only in highly concentrated amounts. Pyrethrum is one of the most powerful and therefore most popular organic insecticides and is effective against a wide range of pests. Read the label carefully and make sure to follow the printed procedures, especially if the substance needs to be water-diluted.
 
The one drawback to organic insecticides is that even these may be indiscriminate killers, harming the insects and mammals that you might already be employing in your garden’s defense. Unless your marijuana plants are truly being decimated, use any pesticide sparingly and with decreasing frequency as the plants mature, preferably stopping after they have left the critical early period of life.
 

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