Cannabis can make pain more bearable
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, December, 24th 2012 by THCFinder
Cannabis offer relief to some people by making pain more bearable rather than actually reducing it, a new Oxford study has claimed.
Using brain imaging, researchers found that the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis reduced activity in a part of the brain linked to emotional aspects of pain.
But the effect on the pain experienced varied greatly, they said.
Oxford researchers recruited 12 healthy men to take part in their small study, the BBC News reported.
Participants were given either a 15mg tablet of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) — the ingredient that is responsible for the high — or a placebo.
The volunteers then had a cream rubbed into the skin of one leg to induce pain, which was either a dummy cream or a cream that contained chilli — which caused a burning and painful sensation.
Novato police dog sniffs out Christmas gifts with marijuana inside
Category: News | Posted on Mon, December, 24th 2012 by THCFinder
The two large boxes were wrapped as Christmas gifts, but a Novato police dog knew they didn't smell like grandma's fruit cake.
The packages were in a vehicle that a Novato police canine unit stopped shortly before 10 p.m. Friday on Highway 101 at Alameda del Prado, suspecting the driver of being under the influence.
When the motorist rolled down his window, the officer said he was greeted by a strong odor of marijuana. After the police dog, one of three used by Novato police, began sniffing around the Christmas packages in the vehicle, the officer opened them and found three pounds of processed pot inside worth an estimated $10,000.
The driver, Hubert Miller, 39, of San Jose, was arrested on suspicion of possession and transportation of marijuana for sale.
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