Nevada State Athletic Commission Relaxes Marijuana Regulations
Category: News | Posted on Sat, September, 7th 2013 by THCFinder
Fighters who walk out to Bob Marley are breathing a sigh of relief (and other stuff) right now. The Nevada State Athletic Commission is joining the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in relaxing its restrictions on marijuana use.
Per Zeus from Middle Easy:
This morning I received an email from Keith Kizer letting me know that as of yesterday, the NSAC has officially raised the testing threshold of marijuana metabolites from 50 ng/mL to 150 ng/mL. That represents a 300% increase, which means you can have 3x more marijuana metabolites in your system before it's a positive test. something unprecedented in the the industry.
Marijuana use by fighters has been a constant source of frustration for promotions, and the number of athletes slapped with suspensions has seen a marked rise over the last two years.
As different states retool their laws on the drug, relax restrictions on possessing it and make it permissible as a prescription drug, fighters have found themselves in an awkward position between using a legal substance and getting hit by athletic commissions straight in the livelihood.
Numerous fighters from the UFC, Bellator and other major promotions have been slapped with fines and suspensions. Nick Diaz, Thiago Silva, Robbie Peralta, Matt Riddle, Dave Herman, Tyson Griffin and Pat Healy are just some of the fighters that have tested positive for marijuana metabolites and been suspended as a result. Dana White once speculated 400 of the at-the-time 475 fighters on the UFC roster smoke marijuana.
The increased threshold from 50 nanograms per milliliter to 150 will most certainly result in a substantial drop in the number of suspensions. However, this does not completely throw open the doors for marijuana use in the fight world.
Read more: http://bleacherreport.com
Activation Of Cannabinoid Receptors May Treat Alzheimers Disease
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, September, 7th 2013 by THCFinder
A new study published by the journal Neurobiology of Aging has found promising evidence to suggest that Alzheimer’s disease is significantly worsened by a deficiency in the body’s cannabinoid receptors, indicating that the disease could be treated with cannabis, which naturally activates these receptors.
For the study, researchers implanted mice with Alzheimer’s disease, and examined a control group compared to a group which was deficient in cannabinoid receptors. Researchers found that the mice which were deficient in a particular cannabinoid receptor “showed impaired learning and memory deficits” compared to the control group.
According to the study’s abstract, “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”.
Researchers conclude that these “findings indicate that CB1 deficiency can worsen AD-related cognitive deficits and support a potential role of CB1 as a pharmacologic target.”
These findings help to confirm a study published recently in the journal Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, which found that cannabis can slow, and potentially even cure Alzheimer’s disease.
Read more: http://www.theweedblog.com
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Sat, September, 7th 2013 by THCFinder
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