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Marijuana Use In Colorado Increases

Category: News | Posted on Thu, January, 1st 2015 by THCFinder
mj-use-in-co-increasesRecently, the Denver Post reported on a study done by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 1 out of 8 Colorado residents older than twelve had used marijuana in the last month. The only state that reported a higher ratio was the tiny state of Rhode Island, located on the east coast. Done over two year periods, the study found that for the 2011-2012 period, 10.4% of Colorado residents 12 and older said they had used pot in the month prior to being surveyed. In 2012-2013, that number jumped to 12.7%, meaning that about 530,000 people in Colorado use marijuana at least once a month.
Since the survey is one of the first that has recorded the pot use in Colorado since later in 2012, it’s definitely something that people are paying attention to. But the survey didn’t analyze data from 2014, which is when the recreational shops began to open in the state. This means that the survey isn’t the best indication of the effects of legal marijuana in Colorado. “I don’t think this tells us about the long term impacts of legalization,” said University of California professor Mark Kleiman. Additionally, the number of medical marijuana patients in Colorado rose over the same time period so the results of the survey aren’t surprising. 
Even though the survey says that people have been using marijuana more since the laws in Colorado loosened, there are other surveys that point to the teen use of marijuana declining. It would seem that more adults are just using the plant, rather than everyone going crazy and getting stoned. Besides a few scattered reports of negative events, it would seem that Colorado isn’t suffering from the legalization in their state. Rather, they are benefiting from the immense profits that the taxes have been bringing in, along with the increased revenue from other businesses due to marijuana tourism. 


Family Looks To Marijuana To Stop Child's Seizures

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, January, 1st 2015 by THCFinder
mj-seizuresCarly Chandler is three years old and suffers from severe seizures that leave her parents at a loss. She is the child that inspired the medical marijuana law that is currently being implemented in the state of Alabama. Carly currently has over a hundred small seizures a day. At night, the seizures worsen in to gran mal. These convulsions are so severe that her parents worry that the condition will kill their little girl. Sometimes, the episodes last for longer than ten minutes. Dustin Chandler, her father, says that sometimes, all he can do is bow his head.
Starting in early 2015, families like the Chandlers will be able to treat their children with medical marijuana. They hope that it will provide immense relief for their suffering children. “Carly’s Law” was funded from the University of Alabama at Birmingham to study the marijuana derivative, CBD oil, in order to treat seizures. Governor Robert Bently signed the legislation in to law nine months ago but the university had to wait for federal approval to actually begin the study. 
Carly started having her seizures when she was just eight weeks old. Ten days after her first birthday, she was diagnosed with CDKL5, a very rare genetic disorder that causes severe neurodevelopment impairment. The symptoms? Frequent seizures. “We worry every day that she could die from what is called SUDEP, sudden unexplained death in epilepsy,” says Amy Chandler, her mother. “The brain literally stops and shuts everything down.” Right now, the little girl can’t speak or walk. She sits in a specially made rocking chair and rocks her head from side to side when she wants to go in her infant swing. In some ways, she is a normal three year old. She loves grilled chicken nuggets, although they have to be spoon fed to her. She laughs when her father plays with her and she especially loves the festive lights of Christmas.
Hoping that Carly’s brain can get a rest from her constant convulsions, the family would die just to hear their daughter speak. “Her voice would be priceless. Just to hear her talk to us,” Amy said. The Chandlers started their fight for cannabis after they saw a little girl in Colorado using CBD oil for her seizures. “We thought ‘Why can they have it and we can’t? Because they live in a different zip code?’”
Even though the scientific research regarding the CBD oil is limited, many parents have said that they see an extreme improvement in their children when put on oil regimens. There are many children around the United States that benefit from the use of CBD oil and hopefully, there will be many more as more parents work towards getting a real cure for their children. 


Cannabis Based Medicine Trails To Start In UK

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, December, 31st 2014 by THCFinder
cannabis-based-medicineFinally, some doctors have been given the OK to research something that could potentially help thousands of people, including children, world wide. The doctors in the UK have been allowed to start trails for the drug Epidiolex, for the very first time since there were promising trials released in the US. The treatment doesn’t contain any of the psychoactive ingredients of cannabis which cause the high. The medicine can reduce both the frequency and severity of seizures in children. 
“Many children with serious forms of epilepsy do not respond to the medications that we currently have available. We need new means of treating these conditions so that we can give back some quality of life to these children and their families,” says Dr. Richard Chin, a doctor at the Maxwell Epilepsy Center. Dr. Richard Maxwell, director of the Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centere said that the trials would only involve those children that didn’t respond to the existing medications. The trials will also involve a control group given a placebo. 
The focus of the study will be primarily on a potentially deadly form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. This affliction causes prolonged seizures that can cause other seizure types that hamper the development of the child. In some cases, it can even cause death. After the study with the children suffering from Dravet Syndrome is completed, there will be a second phase of children that will undergo the tests that have Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. 
Epiodiolex is based on the compound of cannabis known as CBD. It was developed by the British biotechnology company GW Pharmaceuticals, who is also responsible for funding and sponsoring the entire trial. The Royal Hospital For Sick Children in Glasgow and the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool are also pushing the study. There are more centers that are working towards doing the same research in the US, Poland, and France. With 40,000 children in the UK suffering from epilepsy, let’s keep our fingers crossed that these studies yield a glimmer of hope for these children and their families. 


Super Blue Dream - Hybrid

Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, December, 31st 2014 by THCFinder


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Super Blue Dream - Hybrid

Blue Dream is a cross of Blueberry and Haze and was bred to provide the body high of an indica and the cerebral sativa effects. Blue Dream is highly effective for pain management without the sedative effects of a pure indica. Effects are long lasting and she has a pleasant fruity taste.


Traveling with the necessities

Category: Fun | Posted on Wed, December, 31st 2014 by THCFinder



Signatures Gathered To Put Marijuana Decriminalization To A Vote In Wichita

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, December, 31st 2014 by THCFinder
decrim-to-a-voteI love local marijuana activism. I obviously love all forms of marijuana activism, but it always makes me smile when I hear of local efforts. I always say if we can’t get reform at the federal level, try for the state level. If getting a state level victory can’t be readily achieved, then go for a local victory. Enough local victories will lead to a state victory, and enough state victories will lead to a victory at the federal level.
On local effort in Wichita, Kansas has gathered enough signatures to put marijuana decriminalization to a vote. Per Whaxy:
Organizers of a Wichita petition to reduce penalties for marijuana possession announced they have collected more than enough required signatures to put an initiative on the city election ballot on April 7, 2015.
The push for change is being lead by Esau Freeman, president of the pro-marijuana group Kansas for Change. Freeman said they are planning to submit the signatures to election officials on January 7. It is exciting to see this effort have different results than the attempt before the November general election, which fell just short of the number of required signatures collected. Leading up to the submission of the signatures, the group will be making public presentations at a state legislative forum and City Council meeting. Both of these events will occur on January 6.
The petition, if passed, would reduce the penalty for marijuana possession by an adult of up to 32 grams to a fine of $50. If there are no other offenses, the violation would be expunged from the person’s record after one year. If an effort like this can succeed in a conservative area like Wichita, Kansas, it can succeed just about anywhere.



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