Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed In Puerto Rico
Category: Legalization | Posted on Mon, April, 22nd 2013 by THCFinder
Puerto Rico Senator Miguel Pereira has filed legislation which would explicitly legalize cannabis for adults 21 and older. Senator Pereira is a former police chief, as well as a former federal prosecutor. Currently in Puerto Rico, those possessing even small amounts of marijuana can face up to 3 years in prison, in addition to a $5,000 fine.
Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla, during a press conference last week, stated that he was entirely open to a debate on the issue, stating, “I don’t have a problem with an open debate about the possibilities, benefits or drawbacks of such a measure”. This is important, because if the measure passes the Senate, and then House, it would go to the governor for final approval.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Weed photos
Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, April, 22nd 2013 by THCFinder
Marijuana Pill May Be Better for Pain
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, April, 22nd 2013 by THCFinder
A pill form of marijuana may work just as well to relieve pain as the smoked form, but with fewer side effects, new research suggests.
In the study, people who either smoked marijuana or took the drug dronabinol — a pill that contains the active ingredient of marijuana — were able to hold their hands in a bath of ice water (showing that they could tolerate the pain of the cold temperature) for longer than participants who took a placebo.
What's more, the pain-reducing effect of dronabinol lasted longer than that of smoking marijuana, the researchers said. While smoking the drug decreased pain sensitivity for about 2.5, the pill continued to have pain-reducing effects for about 4.5 hours. However, analgesic effects of the pill took about an hour to kick in, compared with about 15 minutes for smoking marijuana.
Medical marijuana is legal in 18 states, and studies have suggested that smoking the drug relieves pain. For instance, a 2010 study found that smoking marijuana eased pain from nerve injuries.
However, more research is needed to confirm the results. Because the study involved healthy people, it's not clear if individuals who suffer from a condition such as chronic pain would experience the same effect from the pill. (But Cooper noted that, in the past, drugs that worked in early studies to reduce the pain of an ice bath ended were indeed later shown to relieve chronic pain.)
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Denver Police ID one man wanted in Denver's 420 marijuana rally
Category: News | Posted on Mon, April, 22nd 2013 by THCFinder
DENVER - Denver Police now believe they know the name of one of the men wanted in connection with the shooting at Denver's marijuana rally on Saturday. However, officers are not releasing the man's name and say he has not been arrested yet.
Police said the man they have identified is the possible accomplice described as the second suspect. "He is the black male with a brown and white checkered shirt," police said.
Police said suspect Number 1 is described as a black male with a light complexion, 6 foot tall, 180 lbs., wearing a gray hoodie, black pants and a Carolina blue baseball cap. Photography student Alexander Pringle told 7NEWS he saw the shooter open fire and managed to snap a photo of the shooter running away. (See that photo above, click on the number 2.)
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