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Vaporize Cannabis, the healthier way to smoke!

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, June, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
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Smoking is the definitive delivery method for inhaling cannabis and has begun to stagnate real research efforts, simple because no doctor can endorse smoking. Vaporization has emerged as a safer, viable delivery method for inhaling the active compounds from cannabis. But don’t take our word for it.

One of the studies conducted by the University of California, San Francisco under the umbrella of the CMCR pitted smoking versus vaporizing as a delivery method. The study, entitled “Vaporization as a Smokeless Cannabis Delivery System: A Pilot Study” used medical cannabis supplied by NIDA-grown weed at the University of Mississippi and the Volcano Classic vaporizer. The study illustrated that not only is vaporization equally as effective at delivering the same beneficial compounds of cannabis, the same compounds stay in the system for a greater duration than from smoking. Meaning, you get the best of the medicinal effects longer.

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Smoking has been reviled as a cannabis delivery method because of the harmful by products of combustion.  When asked point blank, Dr. Atkinson, Co-Director of the Center for Medical Cannabis Research (and coordinator of a decade long series of studies on the effects of cannabis) could not openly endorse the medical benefits of cannabis strictly based on smoking as the delivery method. Combusting cannabis produces carcinogens, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), tar, and other compounds that lose ground among medicinal research experts quickly.

VAS High_Smoked vs. VaporizedCannabis research hinges on the quantifiability of the delivery into the system. Initial response favored smoking for rapidity of delivery, but only by a matter of minutes. Blood saturation levels were taken at regular intervals among control groups for THC after smoking/vaporizing equal amounts of cannabis of varying concentrations (1.7%, 2.4% 6.8% – VERIFY). Vaporized cannabinoids, once absorbed into the bloodstream through inhalation, do not degrade as quickly as combusted cannabinoids. The difference is a more rapid onset with a quicker deterioration (and often more side effects) versus an only slightly more gradual onset with longer lasting effects.

This is largely based on the fact that volatilization (vaporization) of the glandular trichomes (the resinous oils that contain cannabinoids – the active agents in cannabis) produces a purer derivative in the vapor than the smoke from combustion. Smoking via combustion denatures the herbal content, and over half the compounds are destroyed when ignited. As an added bonus, because the vaporized cannabis is not denatured, it continues to volatilize/vaporize cannabinoids at varying temperatures to produce up to 4 times more vapor than smoking the same amount (your bud lasts longer).

Vaporize Cannabis For Longer, Cleaner Highs

Source: StonerDays.com


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Blue Crack Cannabis

Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, June, 17th 2013 by THCFinder

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Researchers say Marijuana Smoking Not Linked To Cancer or Lung Damage

Category: News | Posted on Mon, June, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
smoking-cannabisDonald Tashkin's is a tale cannabis pushers like to repeat. The physician and professor at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine set out to prove -- via a study funded by the National Institutes on Drug Abuse -- that marijuana is bad for you. Instead, a long-term study found no solid link between marijuana use and lung cancer, in sharp contrast to tobacco terrible effects on health.
 
Similar findings were repeated all over the world. In a collection and review of studies on marijuana's effect on the lungs, published in the June issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, Tashkin concludes that compared to tobacco smoking, heavy marijuana use has "relatively small and far lower" risks.
 
This despite an average joint marijuana having four times the tar of a typical American Spirit. How can this be?
 
It's worth remembering that this is not a new development -- Tashkin's long-term study was published in 2006. And well before that -- as in the 19th Century, when cannabis tinctures and other marijuana medicines were sold in pharmacies -- doctors were prescribing marijuana as a treatment for asthma patients.
 
There's more similarities between tobacco and marijuana that most cannabis advocates would like to admit. There are similar levels of ammonia and other carcinogens, and marijuana smokers inhale about four times the tar, Tashkin notes.
 
Yet several long-term studies found no positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer. And others -- judging lung function and health by lung capacity, function, and things like levels of sputum and phlegm -- found no positive link between marijuana use, even heavy, long-term use, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
 
Marijuana use does have deleterious effects, but they are short-term. Other than bronchitis that goes away after the pipe is put away, it appears there's not much else long term harm done to the lungs by marijuana.
 

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The failed war on drugs

Category: Culture | Posted on Sun, June, 16th 2013 by THCFinder

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Paul McCartney has a nose for good Weed

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Sun, June, 16th 2013 by THCFinder
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Paul McCartney may be in his 70s but the singer clearly hasn't lost his sharp wit which left audiences in stitches when he decided to halt his recent gig in the US  to admire the smell of marijuana in the air.
 
The former Beatles star was just one of the guests headlining the Bonnaroo music festival on Friday night in Tennessee, treating crowds to a 38-song set.
 
However, the 70-year-old musician brought his set to a grinding halt after getting a whiff of marijuana wafting through the crowd, according to Billboard.
 
And, far from condemning the use of the drug, the veteran singer used the occasion to share a joke with his fans, admitting that the fumes were pretty intense.
 
"That's some pretty good weed I can smell up here," he said halfway through his set, adding "Whew! What are you doing to me?"
 

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