New Study Finds Cannabinoids May Treat Osteoarthritis
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, February, 10th 2014 by THCFinder
A study published in this month’s issue of the European Journal of Neurosciencehas found that cannabinoids may be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis.
According to the study; “Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease associated with articular cartilage degradation. The major clinical outcome of osteoarthritis is a complex pain state that includes both nociceptive and neuropathic mechanisms.”
It continues; “Currently, the therapeutic approaches for osteoarthritis are limited as no drugs are available to control the disease progression and the analgesic treatment has restricted efficacy. Increasing evidence from preclinical studies supports the interest of the endocannabinoid system as an emerging therapeutic target for osteoarthritis pain. Indeed, pharmacological studies have shown the anti-nociceptive effects of cannabinoids in different rodent models of osteoarthritis, and compelling evidence suggests an active participation of the endocannabinoid system in the pathophysiology of this disease.”
“The ubiquitous distribution of cannabinoid receptors, together with the physiological role of the endocannabinoid system in the regulation of pain, inflammation and even joint function further support the therapeutic interest of cannabinoids for osteoarthritis.”
Researchers for the study conclude that; “This review summarizes the promising results that have been recently obtained in support of the therapeutic value of cannabinoids for osteoarthritis management.”
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Northern Wreck - Indica
Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, February, 10th 2014 by THCFinder
Dry Weed Is No Good
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, February, 10th 2014 by THCFinder
Stoners pride themselves on their dank, sticky weed. But what if you've got to keep your buds stored for a long amount of time? Even a few days in the jar can cause your weed to crumble at the slightest touch. You want to be packing your joints with weed, not weed dust. Here are a few of the best ways to keep your weed in your jar and not blowing away at the faintest breath of wind.
These are super cheap and can be found at your local headshop or cigar store, depending on what's closest to you. Usually, they're around $1.00 a pack and last a good amount of time, providing that you don't leave your jar open all the time. These packs also come in different variations of humidity so you can keep your weed super dank or just at an acceptable level.
One Dense Nug;
Some stoners report that by taking a single dense nug and dropping it in to the jar with the dried out weed will eventually make the entire jar a little more humid, evening out the amount of dampness in the jar. This method isn't proven so don't hold me to this one!!
By adding in some peels of citrus, whether lemon or orange, you can gain some moisture back in to dry weed. Get a container smaller then your weed jar and put some holes in the lid (or cover it with plastic wrap). Put this smaller container inside the jar with your bud in it and let it sit for a few hours. After that amount of time, take the peels out to prevent mold. You should have added a little bit of dank back in to your weed and you won't complain about the citrusy smell (if you "burp" your jar intermittently, this smell will dissipate providing that you don't let the citrus peels touch your weed).
While this is usually a technique used to keep brown sugar from clumping together, it had been said that putting a piece of bread in the jar will get back just the right amount of moisture, giving you some good bud to smoke on rather then some ancient dusty nugs.
With no smell and no flavor, lettuce is great for keeping bud damp. Only leave the lettuce in jar for a short amount of time. If you leave it for too long, it can promote mildew growth in the jar and you can ruin all of your weed.
Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, February, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
J1 is a cross between Jack Herer and Skunk #1. A great strain for relaxing and stress relief, it embodies the best qualities of its parent strains. Very peaceful effects.
Shows That Mention Cannabis; Part I
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, February, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
Stoners and cartoons go hand in hand! As cannabis becomes a more accepted part of society, popular culture shows are beginning to reference the plant more and more. So not only are our favorite shows funny, they're now talking about a stoner's favorite thing; weed. Here are five episodes of popular cartoons that have referenced the good old marijuana.
1. "Bendin' In The Wind" Futurama
In this episode, Fry and Bender stumble upon an old VW bus, which as we all know is the classic stoner vehicle. When the crew of Planet Express is inpecting the van, the professor asks "Where's the device that slows down or speeds up the passage of time?" and Fry replies "Under the seat", pulling out a bong. The crew later follows Bender and singer Beck around on tour in the VW bus, even dressing in tie dye clothing.
2. "Our Gang" The Cleveland Show
In this Family Guy spin off, the end of the episode shows Cleveland, Cleveland Brown Jr, and Rollo are in the car driving. Cleveland is giving the two boys a lecture on drugs that are acceptable to use. His exact quote; "I hope you kids learned something today about drugs, which are bad except the ones that aren't, like ibuprofen. Marijuana is also okay if it's legally prescribed by a doctor in any of the thirteen states where such laws apply; Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. Time for a road trip! Hehe don't you judge me. Half of you are high right now!" A seriously epic speech for a cartoon character... And yes, we're all pretty stoned when we're watching this.
3. "Joint Custody" American Dad!
This whole episode is based on weed, since Haylee's boyfriend Jeff is found out to be a wanted pot smuggler in the state of Florida. In order to get Jeff out of his life, Stan tricks him in to taking a trip with him. Stan plans on taking the boy back to Florida. But when Stan and Roger are sitting in a garage and unknowingly light up some pot, Stan ends up getting stuck in the snack aisle and Roger refuses to let go of a bag of cat food because he's so high, he thinks he'll float away.
4. "Episode 420" Family Guy
After killing Quagmire's pet cat, Peter and Brian are trying to hide the body. Peter is covered in blood and they get pulled over. After listing off everything that's wrong with the scene (open alcohol containers, Peter's bloody appearance, and the corpse in the back seat), the cops spot a small amount of pot on Brian and immediately pull their guns, yelling "POT! SMALL AMOUNT OF POT!" They then arrest Brian. When the family arrives to bail out their dog, the show goes on to reference the anti-marijuana commercials involving the crudely drawn boy and his dog on yellow paper, which is an extremely comical commercial to stoners.
5. "A Midsummer's Nice Dream" The Simpsons
This episode is packed full of weed and even includes the two pot smoking legends Cheech and Chong. When Homer finds out that his kids don't know who the two famous tokers are, he claims that he has failed as a parent and brings the family to see Cheech and Chong live at the local Clamphitheater (hahaha). So many pot jokes are thrown around, you won't have a chance to stop giggling.
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