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New Study Finds Cannabis May Provide Treatment For Skin Diseases

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, September, 6th 2013 by THCFinder
cannabis-good-for-skin-disesesA new study, recently published online in the British Journal of Pharmacology, details how cannabinoids can play a role in the treatment of skin diseases.
 
Researchers looked at the impact of phytocannabinoids (plant-derived cannabinoids, rather than synthetic counterparts) on epigenetic regulation of skin differentiation genes.
 
The study found that both cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol (CBG), “significantly reduced the expression of all genes tested via increased DNA methylation for keratin 10 gene”.
 
The CBD was found to reduce keratin 10 mRNA through stimulating type-1 cannabinoid (CB1) receptors, while the CBG was found to act through a secondary method that did not engage the CB1 or CB2 receptors of keratinocytes (HaCaT cells). It was also revealed that cannabidiol increased global DNA methylation levels.
 
The study concludes that cannabis could act as a primary treatment for epidermal ailments:
 
“These findings identify the phytocannabinoids cannabidiol and cannabigerol as transcriptional repressors that can control cell proliferation and differentiation, suggesting (especially for cannabidiol) a possible exploitation as lead compounds to be used in the development of novel therapeutics for skin diseases.”
 
This report was conducted by researchers at the University of Teramo, the Campus Bio-Medico University and the Santa Lucia Foundation, all located in Italy.
 

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Ricky Williams smoked marijuana before games

Category: News | Posted on Fri, September, 6th 2013 by THCFinder
ricky-williams-smoked-weed-before-gamesRicky Williams smoked weed during his NFL career. This isn't news; the league suspended him for four-games in 2004, which he temporarily avoided by retiring. What is news, however, is that Williams routinely smoke marijuana before games, according to former teammate Channing Crowder.
 
“Remember that Buffalo game, the 200-yard game?” Crowder said during an appearance on WQAM radio in Miami (via PFT). “Smoked the night before. Talk to Ricky. He was doing it, that's what he did. Ricky has social anxiety and he smoked weed. Ricky's marijuana didn't affect the team until he got caught smoking. … Him smoking weed, sitting at his house smoking weed, didn't affect anybody but Ricky. He got high and then he sobered up and then he went to practice the next day.”
 
The Buffalo game in question took place on Dec. 1, 2002 -- three years before Crowder joined the Dolphins, by the way -- and Williams rushed for 228 yards on 27 carries (8.4 YPC) and scored two touchdowns. Williams followed up that performance with a 216-yard effort against the Bears the following week.
 

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