Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Close in Garden Grove
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Wed, May, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
"Closed" signs were outside some medical marijuana dispensaries Wednesday morning after the city of Garden Grove ordered more than 60 businesses to close or face fines of $1,000 each day and possible criminal charges.
City officials last week had letters hand-delivered to 63 medical marijuana shops. Garden Grove, at about 18 square miles, has the highest concentration of pot clinics in all of Orange County.
Opponents of the ban packed Tuesday night's City Council meeting to protest the closures. However, no action related to medical marijuana shops was scheduled on the meeting agenda.
"I'm coming out if the closet as a medical marijuana patient," patient Mary Lochen told the council. "You see there are a whole lot of us that are invisible to you."
During public comment, resident Don Baird said the proliferation of medical marijuana shops in the city has "gotten out of hand."
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Brain scans reveal marijuana-like medicine could effectively treat PTSD
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, May, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
Marijuana-like medicines that lack the plant’s psychoactive properties can be used to effectively treat some symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), researchers at New York University Langone Medical Center explain in a study published Tuesday in the scientific journal Molecular Psychiatry.
Using brain imaging technology, researchers studied the CB1 receptors in the brains of people suffering from PTSD and found that they had more of these receptors in gray matter associated with fear and anxiety than people who’d experienced trauma but did not have PTSD.
They looked into whether the receptors would be more available after noticing that many PTSD sufferers, a vast majority of them former members of the military, tend to self-medicate with marijuana abuse. Marijuana is known to contain varying concentrations of endocannabinoids, which are already present in the human brain, designed to act like a switch to turn on the body’s endocannabinoid system.
Research suggests the endocannabinoid system plays an important role in regulating chemicals associated with elevated stress levels, leading NYU scientists to portend that marijuana-like drugs that increase the level of endocannabinoids in the brain could lead to an effective treatment for PTSD-sufferers.
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Black Diamond Weed
Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, May, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
After failed marijuana test, UFC's Pat Healy loses at least $130,000 in bonuses
Category: News | Posted on Wed, May, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
An evening with old friends ultimately will cost UFC lightweight Pat Healy at least $130,000 in lost bonuses.
As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) reported Tuesday, Healy (29-16 MMA, 0-1 UFC) failed a post-fight drug test following his recent UFC 159 win over fellow lightweight Jim Miller (22-4 MMA, 11-3 UFC). His third-round submission victory has been overturned to a no-contest, and he's been suspended 90 days, according to Healy.
Additionally, though the organization hasn't made a formal announcement, Healy must surrender his $65,000 "Fight of the Night" bonus and a $65,000 "Submission of the Night" award, as well as his undisclosed win bonus for the April 27 fight, which took place in Newark, N.J.
Healy, who fessed up to marijuana use in a prepared statement, used the drug while out with his friends a month before the fight, according to Phil Claud, Healy's trainer at Sports Lab in Portland, Ore.
Read more: http://www.mmajunkie.com
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