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How medical marijuana is helping California children with epilepsy

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, April, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
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After 25 failed epilepsy medications, Nazy Nouri had two treatment choices for her 9-year-old daughter: cutting out part of the little girl’s brain or marijuana.
 
“I really felt like we had nothing to lose; this was the last resort,” Nouri said. “If it doesn’t work, then we were going to maybe go with brain surgery.”
 
Her daughter Kiana started using an oil extract from cannabis in December. The oil comes from Realm of Caring California, a group trying to find a permanent home in the Southland after the city of Los Angeles shuttered its North Hills facility.
 
“After 10 days, I saw immediate results, she was more coherent, her speech was coming out,” Nouri said. “I’ve had her in speech therapy since she was 24 months old. All of a sudden she was speaking in sentences.”
 
Nouri never wanted to give her child marijuana.
 
“I was concerned, but you have to weigh what your options are,” she said.
 
Doctors planned to remove part of Kiana’s brain without a guarantee the drastic measure would work, Nouri said.
 
Her daughter’s first seizure happened at 4 months old, they increased in frequency and intensity as she aged. The constant convulsions left Kiana developmentally stunted.
 
The Northridge family tried everything as Kiana’s seizures worsened. The neurologist would add one medication, then another.
 
“We were on a combination of three medications at one point,” Nouri said. “She was all drugged up, still having seizures.”
 
As the family prepared for surgery, Nouri heard the first stories about Charlotte Figi in Colorado.
 
Last year, 5-year-old Charlotte became the poster-child for an oil extracted from cannabis that treats seizures and cancer for adolescents and adults. Charlotte’s Web, the strain of sativa named for its first patient, produces high amounts of cannabidiol, or CBD, but low amounts of the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.
 
A person taking CBD gets the medicinal effects of cannabis without the intoxication, some doctors claim. The medication is extracted from the marijuana plant using a rotary evaporator, mixed with olive oil, then ingested.
 

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Gingerbread Blunt

Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, April, 7th 2014 by THCFinder

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Maryland House Votes To Decriminalize Marijuana

Category: Legalization | Posted on Mon, April, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
maryland-votes-to-decrim-weedA measure to decriminalize cannabis possession has passed through the Maryland House of Representatives in a decisive vote. The proposal would remove criminal penalties for the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis.
 
Earlier this month Maryland’s Senate voted to approve the same measure, though the measure will go back to the Senate for one final vote given it was amended in the House Judiciary Committee. The House version, as with the Senate version, would make the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis a $100 ticket. However, the House version would make a second offense $250, and subsequent offenses $500; it would also call for drug rehab for those under 21.
 
Floor amendments were introduced to retain a misdemeanor conviction for those consuming in public, to reduce the possession limit to 5 grams, to double the fines and to retain criminal penalties for minors; all four were rejected.
 
Once approve by the Senate – which is expected Monday – the measure will go to Maryland’s governor for consideration.
 

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Girl Scout Cookies (Hybrid)

Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, April, 7th 2014 by THCFinder

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Girl Scout Cookies - Hybrid

If you live in the Bay Area, you've likely heard of Girl Scout Cookies. Whether it's from one of the songs by the famous San Francisco rapper, Berner or actually trying it yourself, Girl Scout Cookies is a can't-miss strain that will medicate you beyond your wildest dreams. A potent mix of an OG Kush x Durban Poison x Cherry Kush mother backcrossed with a prime-looking OG Kush father created possibly one of the best Northern California strains of all time. For those of you who are into the Bay Area rap scene, you%u2019ve likely already smoked some of this off-the-charts weed after hearing some of the songs by San Francisco rapper and collective owner, Berner


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Obama Just Took One Big Step Towards Marijuana Legalization

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, April, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
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As the nation marches further down the long but seemingly inevitable road of marijuana decriminalization and legalization, President Barack Obama just made things a lot easier. On Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder said that the Obama administration is ready to work with Congress to take marijuana off the federal government's list of the most dangerous drugs. 
 
"We'd be more than glad to work with Congress if there is a desire to look at and reexamine how the drug is scheduled, as I said there is a great degree of expertise that exists in Congress," Holder said during a House Appropriations Committee hearing. "It is something that ultimately Congress would have to change, and I think that our administration would be glad to work with Congress if such a proposal were made."
 
This is a strong affirmation from an administration that seems to be increasingly moving towards a more lenient, if not open stance on marijuana legislation reform. Under the federal Controlled Substances Act, the attorney general has the authority to "remove any drug or other substance from the schedules if he finds that the drug or other substance does not meet the requirements for inclusion in any schedule." However, Holder didn't say that he would utilize this power and seems more interested in working together with interested members of Congress. 
 
Working together. Luckily for Holder, it shouldn't be too difficult to find interested members of Congress. Though there is still a lively debate on the issue, numerous congressmen have indicated an interest in rescheduling marijuana. In February, 18 congressmen went as far as to send Obama a formal letter indicating their strong desire to reevaluate how the federal government treats marijuana. This came shortly after Obama told David Remnick in the New Yorker that he believes pot is no more dangerous than alcohol.
 

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Vancouver Island OG Hash

Category: Concentrates | Posted on Fri, April, 4th 2014 by THCFinder

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