5 Amazing Things You Didn't Know About Marijuana
Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, October, 19th 2013 by THCFinder
It's no coincidence that marijuana legalization support has surged with the growth of social media. The voices of the Reefer Madness era are silenced daily as studies and testimonials continue pouring in about this often misunderstood plant. Ignorance still remains, however, and this fight won't be won without continued education of the masses.
It takes one fact that hits home to sway someone's opinion. Maybe one of the following will do that for you. Here are five things about marijuana you may not have known:
1. THC and CBD, marijuana's primary cannabinoids, are both cancer killers.
No, I'm not talking about using marijuana to help manage cancer's effects. It's actually anti-cancer.
Recent research out of Spain suggests that THC, marijuana's psychoactive ingredient, kills brain cancer cells. Study co-author Guillermo Velasco claims that when THC was applied to cancerous brain tissue, the cancer cells were killed while healthy cells were left alone.
CBD apparently does the same; a pair of scientists from California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco demonstrated the cannabinoid's ability to stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer.
Imagine if this plant were discovered in a jungle two weeks ago. What would the news be saying? The CBD article goes as far as to say the breakthrough could "potentially alter the fatality of the disease forever." The lack of media coverage for this is astounding, but that doesn't diminish the research.
2. Marijuana triggers neurogenesis. Layman's terms: It leads to brain cell growth.
Wait....marijuana is supposed to kill brain cells, right?
The roots of the marijuana-kills-brain-cells myth are deep despite the lack of credible evidence. The original study supporting this notion is questionable at best and recent research suggests exactly the opposite.
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, October, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
Is It Possible To Be TOO High?
Category: Fun | Posted on Fri, October, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
Most people who smoke seem to agree that you can only get to a certain point of being stoned. But sometimes, there are moments when people just stop for a second after smoking and think "oh my god... When did I get this stoned?" Is this point the moment when you're just too high? Is that even possible? Since marijuana overdose is highly unlikely, it's also unlikely that you can get "too stoned". Right?
What the majority agree on? You can't ever be too stoned. A lot of stoners feel that you can only get to a certain point of being high before the THC in the weed no longer effects you. Because of the lack of lethality in marijuana, there is no danger of overdosing. If you hit the point of not getting any higher, the most likely scenario is that you'll just fall asleep.
On the other hand, there are other stoners who refer to this thing called "greening out". This term refers to the point where you feel so high that you're uncomfortable. Some stoners might experience nausea or extreme fatigue. Others get dizzy and find it hard for their eyes to focus, while others report extreme paranoia and panic attacks. There is no danger for the stoners at this point but it's best to lay down and try to sleep.
This "greening out" feeling may also be a result of the strain that's being smoked. Usually, those who smoke large amounts of heavy indica report a nausea and dizziness, paired with extreme tiredness. Stoners who used large amounts of sativa say that smoking too much made them extremely paranoid and uncomfortable. As said before, the best cure for this feeling is just to lay down if possible. Relax and try to clear your mind. The feeling will pass eventually. "Greening out" doesn't occur in all smokers but can happen when large amounts of THC are ingested after a long break from smoking or someone who has just started smoking and ingested too much too soon.
Basically, it is possible to be too high for some people. It depends on the individual and the weed that's being smoked. Some people just naturally have a higher tolerance to THC, while others will experience this weird feeling at one time or another in their smoking career.
Arizona Judge Overturns County's Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Fri, October, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
Arizona Superior Court Judge Michael Gordon has overturned a zoning ordinance in Maricopa County which, according to the judge, is a “transparent attempt” to keep medical cannabis dispensaries out of unincorporated areas of the county. The ruling came as part of a pretrial verdict in favor of White Mountain Health Center, which plans to open a dispensary in Sun City.
In his verdict, Judge Gordon said that the ordinance amounts to an effective ban on dispensaries in some of the county’s cities, and noted that there is no available property in Sun City that meets the county’s requirements.
Gordon says that the ordinance “suggests a transparent attempt to prevent the implementation of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act“.
According to the ruling, county’s have authority to zone dispensaries, but don’t have the authority to zone them in a manner that bans them outright. Gordon will listen to further arguments on practical effects of his ruling from both sides on Monday.
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