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DC Tells Doctors To Stop Urine Testing Patients For THC

Category: News | Posted on Mon, March, 21st 2016 by THCFinder
 

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The National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published their “Guideline for Prescribing Opioids For Chronic Pain, United States 2016″ on March 18. In it was a statement of discouragement of urine testing for THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, and a warning against terminating treatment of patients for having positive results on urine drug tests.

Although the CDC’s Guideleines and Factsheet advises physicians involved in opioid therapies to continue using urine testing for “to identify prescribed substances and undisclosed use,” the document itself advises a cautious approach to urine testing from both a reliability and a financial standpoint.

Patients are sometimes removed from pain management because of a positive drug test for THC, and that is a problem recognized by the CDC in the 2016 publication. “Urine drug testing results can be subject to misinterpretation and might sometimes be associated with practices that might harm patients (e.g., stigmatization, inappropriate termination from care).”

This screening process is big business. Per the CDC report: ” Limited information was found on costs of strategies to decrease risks associated with opioid therapy; however, urine drug testing, including screening and confirmatory tests, has been estimated to cost $211-$363 per test.”


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US Supreme Court Dismisses Colorado Marijuana Case

Category: News | Posted on Mon, March, 21st 2016 by THCFinder

While marijuana advocates across the United States have been in a nail-biting frenzy ever since it was revealed that a lawsuit filed in the U.S. Supreme Court had the potential of shutting down the cannabis industry, the nation’s highest court announced on Monday it would dismiss a case submitted by Oklahoma and Nebraska suggesting that Colorado’s retail pot market had become a drug trafficking menace.

In the case of Nebraska and Oklahoma v. Colorado, the plaintiffs argued that Amendment 64, which ended pot prohibition in the Centennial State, was a flagrant violation of the Controlled Substances Act and the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit claimed the two states were “suffering a direct and significant detrimental impact,” as a result of the Colorado cannabis trade, and it begged the U.S. Supreme Court to force its indefinite closure.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/us-supreme-court-dismisses-colorado-marijuana-case


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Sun, March, 20th 2016 by THCFinder


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Next Saturday The 420 Games Comes To The Santa Monica Pier

Category: Events | Posted on Sun, March, 20th 2016 by THCFinder

the 420 gamesThe 420 Games’ first event of 2016 takes place March 26th at the Santa Monica Pier. For the first time ever, this Southern California landmark will host an organized cannabis-related event, one that is expected to gather more than 1,000 participants. Created to de-stigmatize cannabis and the people who use it, The 420 Games brings a message of wellness, fitness and health. Activists will walk, run, bicycle or skateboard to “Go the Extra Mile for Cannabis” in this 4.20 mile race; wheelchairs are welcome! Out in the water stand-up paddle boarders will follow course along the beach.

“The 420 Games were created to emphasize that highly functional people, even professional athletes, use cannabis and are hardly the lazy stoners the world has portrayed.  Fostering a new, positive mindset about those who use cannabis is going to be absolutely critical for the legalization of marijuana.” - Jim McAlpine, Creator & Producer  & Founder of SnowBomb, a source for ski & snowboard lifestyle and culture.

Special guest speakers will include LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) member and retired Redondo Beach Police Officer Diane Goldstein, national cannabis thought leader and author of ‘The Cannabis Manifesto’, Steve DeAngelo, as well as Tracy Ryan, CEO ofCannaKids.org and SavingSophie.org. Look for special appearances by UFC Fighter Kyle Kingsbury, NFL Pro-Bowler Kyle Turley and former NFL players from the Gridiron Coalition who will have their own team of ex NFL players in attendance.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/next-saturday-the-420-games-comes-to-the-santa-monica-pier/


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Half Baked - Sir Smoka Lot's home

Category: Videos | Posted on Sun, March, 20th 2016 by THCFinder


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