New research shows marijuana compounds do fight cancer
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, October, 24th 2013 by THCFinder
Debate is just beginning in Washington over how medical marijuana will be grown and distributed now that the rules for the recreational market are established. Meanwhile, research into medical benefits of compounds within the cannabis plant continues to show effectiveness.
Effectiveness against pain in its many forms and other side effects of major diseases – or the palliative side of marijuana use – have been pretty well established, but can marijuana directly take on a disease as big, scary and deadly as cancer?
“What we’ve shown using just a few of these (cannabis) compounds is that the effects against cancer are really profound. They really are,” said Dr. Wai Liu, a senior research fellow at St George’s University of London.
Quick note: Cannabinoids are the chemicals in marijuana that have effects in the body, some have psychoactive (or make you high) effects such as THC, and others such as CBD don’t have psychoactive effects but do interact with the body’s “cannabinoid receptors.” There are more than 85 “cannabinoids” in marijuana.
Liu’s most recent published research “explored the activity of six cannabinoids, used both alone and in combination in leukaemic cells.” The research was published in Anticancer Research: International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment.
He said the anticancer activity of THC has been “known for sometime” but that THC’s psychoactive effect or tendency to get you high limits its use as a cancer-fighting agent. That’s partly due to the negative social stigma about getting high and, of course, not everyone wants to experience a high.
So, he set out to explore the cancer fighting ability of other cannabinoids that don’t get you high.
“We have shown that these six other agents that lack psychoactivity are also just as effective as an anti-cancer agent,” he said. Chief among the six was cannabidiol or CBD.
His research found that “if you were to use one or two of these on their own, that would inhibit cancer growth. However, we’re clinicians. Not only do we want cancer to not grow, but we’re also wanting to see cell death.”
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Sour Diesel - Sativa
Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, October, 24th 2013 by THCFinder
58 percent support marijuana legalization, poll says
Category: Legalization | Posted on Thu, October, 24th 2013 by THCFinder
The times, they are a-changin.
With marijuana now legal in two states (and perhaps more to follow), a clear majority of Americans - 58 percent - say marijuana should be legalized, according to new poll from Gallup.
The results mark the first time since Gallup began polling on the issue in 1969 that a majority have voiced support for marijuana legalization.
In 1969, only 12 percent supported legalization. By 2000 that number had jumped to 31 percent. And while support has generally increased steadily over time, it seems to have jumped dramatically since 2012, when only 48 percent of respondents supported legalization.
In this latest poll, 67 percent of young adults between 18 and 29 years of age support legalization - the highest of any age group - and majorities of every age group except those over 65 also support legalization.
But ask grandma, and she might surprise you - even 45 percent of seniors think marijuana should be legal.
Holy Grail OG nug
Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, October, 23rd 2013 by THCFinder
Why Kief Pucks Are Worth The Wait
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, October, 23rd 2013 by THCFinder
It's that golden powder that falls to the bottom of your grinder after you shred a dank nugget. The stuff that every stoner covets and probably has a jar of somewhere in their collection of pot products. It's kief and it's awesome. It's the crystals off of the cannabis buds and it gets you seriously baked! Whether you're putting it in food or smoking it or turning it in to hash, kief is an all time favorite.
Recently, there has been a small explosion of popularity with kief pucks. These are large amounts of kief compressed in to little hockey pucks. Made by putting pressure on the cannabis crystals by adding the golden powder to a pollen press, getting stoned off of these is a great way to get high and stay that way all day. It's best to keep them under pressure for as long as two days. The longer the puck stays in the pollen press, the better it will stick together when it is removed.
It seems that the most common and efficient way to smoke these pucks is to either break them up and place them on top of packed bowls or just place the whole thing on top of the bowl. There are quite a few different ways that are recommended however. These methods include hot knifing, adding the puck in to a joint, vaporizing, and just smoking the puck how it is by placing it in a piece. Putting the pucks on top of green seems to be the best way, however. Be careful when smoking kief, as it is extremely strong.
This product of cannabis is excellent for those in a lot of pain, as the effects of kief are incredibly stronger than just bud. Collecting kief for some people can be a long process and kind of a pain, especially if you constantly run of out weed and smoke all of your bud. Smoking kief is sure to help keep you stoned until you can get your hands on some weed. Even if you're not out of flowers, a kief puck will put you to sleep or keep you on cloud nine for hours. It may take a while to get a lot of kief together to make a puck big enough to enjoy, it's a process that's worth the wait.
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