Image on social media leads to marijuana arrest for 17-year-old
Category: News | Posted on Tue, September, 10th 2013 by THCFinder
As the nation debates federal surveillance of the internet, local law enforcement is beginning to use spying on social media to combat marijuana.
A 17-year-old girl was charged by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office after a photo of marijuana on Instagram triggered an investigation. The minor, whose name is being withheld due to her age, was arrested September 3rd at 5:04pm and charged with possession of marijuana.
A Detective with the Narcotics Division claims to have observed suspects with what he believed to be marijuana while viewing social media images. Detectives found her at a residence and issued her a summons to appear on December 11, 2013.
This incident comes in the wake of revelations that the Drug Enforcement Administration is funneling intelligence reports, wiretaps, and intercepts to local authorities to aid in launching investigations against ordinary citizens. The report also says law enforcement agents have been directed to mislead judges as to how the investigation began.
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, September, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
Pot activists give away free marijuana joints to protest taxes
Category: News | Posted on Mon, September, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
Marijuana activists are giving out free joints Monday in Denver to protest plans to tax pot sales.
Organizers said they are upset about proposed taxes on recreational marijuana and will protest by passing out as many as 4,000 marijuana cigarettes during Monday’s anti-Proposition AA rally in Denver, Fox affiliate KDVR reported.
The protesters said Amendment 64 legalized the use of recreational marijuana in private for those 21 and over and it should be taxed the same rate as alcohol, not tobacco.
"The marijuana industry wants to pay taxes and supports these issues very well, but these measures would simply be too far and out of reach for people who consume marijuana," protester Miguel Lopez told the station.
Lopez, who believes the industry is already overtaxed and over-regulated, supervised a joint-rolling session at a Denver park on Sunday afternoon. He said Monday’s marijuana distribution would help demonstrate that an untaxed black market in pot could flourish if Proposition AA is passed in November.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com
New Study Finds Marijuana Could Help Treat Alzheimers Disease
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, September, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
A new study published by the journal Neurobiology of Aging has found that marijuana might actually help treat Alzheimer’s disease.
Based on a series of experiments with mice, researchers believe that they have evidence which shows that Alzheimer’s disease is worsened by a deficiency in the body’s cannabinoid receptors, indicating that the disease could be treated with cannabis.
According to the study’s abstract:
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by amyloid-β deposition in amyloid plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, inflammation, neuronal loss, and cognitive deficits. Cannabinoids display neuromodulatory and neuroprotective effects and affect memory acquisition. Here, we studied the impact of cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1) deficiency on the development of AD pathology by breeding amyloid precursor protein (APP) Swedish mutant mice (APP23), an AD animal model, with CB1-deficient mice. In addition to the lower body weight of APP23/CB1−/− mice, most of these mice died at an age before typical AD-associated changes become apparent.
The surviving mice showed a reduced amount of APP and its fragments suggesting a regulatory influence of CB1 on APP processing, which was confirmed by modulating CB1 expression in vitro. Reduced APP levels were accompanied by a reduced plaque load and less inflammation in APP23/CB1−/− mice. Nevertheless, compared to APP23 mice with an intact CB1, APP23/CB1−/− mice showed impaired learning and memory deficits. These data argue against a direct correlation of amyloid plaque load with cognitive abilities in this AD mouse model lacking CB1
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