Australia On It's Way To Legal Bud
Category: Legalization | Posted on Tue, October, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
Uraguay legalized cannabis, at rock bottom prices, to help control the black market and illegal drug trade. Although their program isn't solid, it's working and people seem to be following suit. While the down under continent won't be fully legalizing the use of the plant, Australian support for legal medical cannabis is growing and there is a bill going before the federal Parliament next month that will push legal medical cannabis in to effect in the country.
The bill will be introduced this month by the chairman of the Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy and Law Reform, Richard Di Natale. Prime Minister Tony Abbott also endorsed medical marijuana publicly last month, according to SMH. "I have no problem with the medical use of cannabis, just as I have no problem with the medical use of opiates," Abbott said in a letter written to Alan Jones, a radio host. "If a drug is needed for a valid medicinal purpose and is being administered safely, there should be no question of its legality."
After witnessing the suffering of a 24 year old cancer patient, the NSW Government agreed to perform clinical trials for medical marijuana use. The young patient uses cannabis to cope with the disease and Premier Mike Baird was influenced by the toughness and resilience of someone so sick and still so supportive of what is believed to be a cure for cancer. These clinical trials must be presented to the Therapeutic Goods Administration in order for medical marijuana to be approved in Australia.
If the bill gets approval, the federal government would oversee the production as well as the distribution of cannabis. Patients with chronic pain and illnesses would be able to access this lifesaving medicine. The federal government already oversees such production of opiates for patients. Di Natale's bill encompasses the regulation and and processing of cannabis, as well as coordinating who is allowed to grow as well as maintaining the quality of the weed.
Marijuana Lowers Mortality Rate Among Patients With Traumatic Brain Injuries
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, October, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
I know people that have had traumatic brain injuries from sports, car crashes, and other accidents. My cousin recently had to have brain surgery as a result of a traumatic brain injury that he experienced while playing football. It was a very scary time, but I’m happy to say, he has made a full recovery. A new study was released which found that marijuana use lowers the mortality rate among patients with traumatic brain injuries. Per Science World Report:
The study, led by researchers at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, surveyed emergency patients for levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an active ingredient present in marijuana. They found that those tested positive for THC had a lower mortality compared to people who tested negative for the illicit substance.
According to the researchers THC plays a key role in protecting the brain in case of a traumatic brain injury.
The researchers looked at 446 patients with a traumatic brain injury. Urine samples were collected to test the presence of THC in their body. It was observed that 82 of the total patients had THC in their system and out of these 2.4 percent patients had died compared to 11.5 percent deaths of patients who had tested negative for the illicit substance.
“Previous studies conducted by other researchers had found certain compounds in marijuana helped protect the brain in animals after a trauma,” said David Plurad, MD, an LA BioMed researcher and the study’s lead author. “This study was one of the first in a clinical setting to specifically associate THC use as an independent predictor of survival after traumatic brain injury.”
Do you know a patient with a traumatic brain injury? Have you recommended marijuana to them? It’s a sensitive subject, but it might save their life. If you suffer from a traumatic brain injury, I recommend you give marijuana a try, and if you already have, please post something about it in the comments section so that others can hear your story.
Lemon Haze - Sativa
Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, October, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
Seattle's Only Pot Store Too Busy?
Category: News | Posted on Tue, October, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
Washington has just recently allowed legal cannabis and with the harsh rules and regulations governing the green, there aren't a lot of shops around. In fact, Seattle only has one, called Cannabis City. The shop is the only recreational store in the city and has been since the initiative took effect this year. Even though the idea of being the only recreational store may seem awesome, the high demand is overtaking the supply, as Cannabis City realizes the problems that come with being the only pot shop in Seattle.
Cannabis City has an influx of over 600 customers PER DAY. This number is incredible and it's clear that the business might have trouble handling such a high volume. With that many customers coming through the door a day, Cannabis City runs out of bud at least once a week. They just can't keep their shelves stocked in order to supply Seattle with recreational weed. Amber McGowan, the owner of Cannabis City, says that another pot shop would be welcomed and they impatiently wait for the opening of a second store, Uncle Ike's, any day now.
Something else the shop didn't expect? A crazy amount of business on football Sunday. Although, seeing as how majority of stoners don't seem to drink and would rather toke, this crazy inflow of business makes sense. Last Sunday, the shop pulled in an extra 250 customers. With the average being 600, you have to imagine that Cannabis City potentially serviced almost 1,000 customers just on that Sunday alone. The shop ended up completely selling out, something that McGowan said was a great surprise.
With so many customers coming in the door, the shop has to cap the amount bought at a mere five grams. "People can't even come in to buy an ounce of whatever product they want," McGowan said. "We need a couple more retailers to stay afloat." It's not like the growers can grow the pot faster, so hopefully some relief will arrive for Cannabis City and they'll be able to continue selling their products to the stoners in Seattle.
Critical Mass - Indica
Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, October, 6th 2014 by THCFinder
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