South Jersey to get 2nd marijuana center
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Sun, September, 1st 2013 by THCFinder
BELLMAWR — Compassionate Sciences announced it will build South Jersey’s second medical marijuana facility in Camden County.
Work on the Bellmawr project began after the nonprofit won zoning and construction approvals from the municipality and the state reviewed its business plans, spokesman Andrei Bogolubov said.
The dispensary and a nearby growing facility will be located in an industrial area just off Route 42. Another medical marijuana dispensary is located in Egg Harbor Township.
Once construction is complete and the center receives regulatory approval from the state, Compassionate Sciences can start dispensing marijuana to patients and their caregivers who have registered with the state Department of Health.
Bogolubov estimated it could be six months before the center opens its doors at 111 Coolidge Ave. The facility has enough capacity to serve up to 3,000 patients.
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Former WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres Arrested For Marijuana Possession
Category: News | Posted on Sun, September, 1st 2013 by THCFinder
Former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres was arrested for marijuana possession in Indiana last week. The 32-year-old posted a $1,500 cash bond, according to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. His booking was posted as part of the department’s arrests between August 24-25, according to MMA Junkie.
Torres made his WEC debut on September 5, 2007 at WEC 30. He defeated Jeff Bedard by triangle choke submission at 2:30 in the first round, improving his professional MMA record to 33-1. His sole loss at that point was to Ryan Ackerman at IHC 6: Inferno in November 2003.
Torres got his revenge two years later at IHC 9: Purgatory, defeating Ackerman by arm bar submission at 4:45 in the first round. Miguel Torres won the bantamweight championship in his second WEC fight, defeating Chase Beebe by guillotine choke submission at WEC 32 on February 13, 2008. He successfully defend his title three times before losing it to Brian Bowles by at WEC 42 on August 9, 2009. Bowles beat Torres by KO at 3:57 in the first round. After WEC merged with the UFC in October 2010, Torres made his promotional debut at UFC 126 on February 5, 2011.
He defeated Antonio Banuelos by unanimous decision. He lost his next fight to Demetrious Johnson by unanimous decision on May 28, 2011 at UFC 130, bringing his record to 39-4. Torres was released from the UFC on December 8, 2011, after quoting the Comedy Central series Workaholics on his Twitter account.
The quote read, “If a rape van was called a surprise van more women wouldn’t mind going for rides in them. Everyone likes surprises.”
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Harvard Study Finds Cannabis Cuts Tumor Growth In Half In Three Weeks
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, August, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
A Harvard study from 2007 which remains the most comprehensive ever released on THC’s potential to combat tumors found that in just three weeks doses of THC were able to cut lung cancer tumor growth in half in mice subjects, and were able to reduce cancer lesions by even more.
For the study, Harvard researchers tested THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, which is found naturally in cannabis) on cancer cells in labs, and followed that up by studying mice subjects.
The lab demonstration found that doses of THC inhibited growth and spread in the cancer cells; “When the cells are pretreated with THC, they have less EGFR stimulated invasion as measured by various in-vitro assays,” states Anju Preet, PhD, who was one of the researchers for the study.
Following the lab test, researchers dosed mice – which were implanted with human lung cancer cells – with THC, and found that in just three weeks, tumors were reduced in both size and weight by roughly 50% compared to a control group. According to Preet, cancer lesions on the lungs were also reduced – by nearly 60% – and there was as a significant reduction in “protein markers” associated with cancer progression.
Researchers predict that THC had such a positive effect on combating tumors because it activates molecules that arrest the cell cycle, and may also interfere with the processes of angiogenesis and vascularization, which lead to cancer growth.
Over 6 years since its original release, this study remains one of the most important cannabis-related studies ever released.
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