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Could Cannabis Treat Degenerative Brain Disorders

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, October, 28th 2014 by THCFinder

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Could Cannabis Treat Sports Injuries?
 
 
Professional athletes suffer from a multitude of injuries in their careers. Everything from broken ankles to fractured skulls to severe concussions, these people get hit hard. Professional football players have been shown to develop certain illnesses later in life that effect their motor skills and memory. 
 
 
The most common diagnosis for sports players is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, also known at CTE. This degenerative brain ailment is found in professional sports players, as well as Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE). HE is a loss of brain function due to liver disease. This results from the pain pills that are given to athletes in order to help with other ailments. Marvin Washington, a former NFL player and a spokesperson for the company funding athlete research, KannaLife, backs the search for CBD based treatments as an alternative to the “traditional” ones. “The pain pills they’re taking now, I think they’re heavy on your lungs and kidneys. They can eat the lining up out of your stomach,” Washington said. 
 
 
The company KannaLife has signed a license with the National Institutes of Health in order to develop treatments. These new ideas will be up for the Food and Drug Administration approval within three to five years, hopefully in time to save a few brain cells and livers from the damage that sports lead to. KannaLife isn’t going to limit it’s reach though. They’re not looking to help only athletes but all patients with degenerative brain diseases. 
 
 
A study recently published in the journal Biochemical Society Transactions and published at the National Institute Of Heath has found that the brain’s endocannabinoid system has neuroprotective and immunomodulatory capabilities. Not only that but the use of cannabis may lead to the growth of stem cells. This information could really benefit those suffering from all different kinds of degenerative brain disorders. 

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Afghani - Indica

Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, October, 27th 2014 by THCFinder

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Medicated Banana Shake Recipe

Category: Recipes | Posted on Mon, October, 27th 2014 by THCFinder
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Even though the cold weather is coming, people still crave some chilly beverages. And we all know that bananas are delicious. As well as milkshakes. People love milkshakes. What’s better tasting when you’re stoned than a milkshake from McDonalds? While this shake is a bit more healthy than the stuff you can get from the drive through, it is medicated and will surely give you a nice buzz. Keep in mind that for this recipe, you will need THC infused milk, which is very easy to make and that recipe is also on the THCFinder website for your convenience!
 
 
What You’ll Need;
 
1 large scoop of ice cream
 
2 cups of THC milk
 
1 apple
 
3 small bananas
 
 
The recipe is incredibly easy! First, take your apple and peel it. After it’s peeled, be sure to core it and remove all of the seeds. Once you’ve prepared the apple, peel the bananas as well. Take most of your ingredients (except for the milk and ice cream) and place them in a blender for 30 seconds or until the mixture is smoothly blended. Add in the ice cream and the milk. Mix everything together with a spoon until it is the right consistency. You can also blend again for another 30 seconds if you wish. Pour the mixture in to a glass and top with whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry. Drink slowly, as to not get a brain freeze, and enjoy the awesome feeling you get from this amazing drink!

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Holiday Blunt

Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, October, 27th 2014 by THCFinder

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Marijuana Use Not Associated With Deficits In Intelligence Quotient

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, October, 27th 2014 by THCFinder
marijuana-not-associated-with-deficits-in-intelligenceModerate cannabis consumption by young people is not positively associated with changes in intelligence quotient (IQ), according to data presented this week at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual congress in Berlin, Germany.
 
Investigators at the University College of London analyzed data from 2,612 subjects who had their IQ tested at the age of eight and again at age 15. They reported no relationship between cannabis use and lower IQ at age 15 when confounding factors such as subjects’ history of alcohol use and cigarette use were taken into account.
 
“In particular alcohol use was found to be strongly associated with IQ decline,” the authors wrote in a press release cited by The Washington Post. “No other factors were found to be predictive of IQ change.”
 
Quoted in the Independent Business Times, the study’s lead author said: “Our findings suggest cannabis may not have a detrimental effect on cognition, once we account for other related factors particularly cigarette and alcohol use. This may suggest that previous research findings showing poorer cognitive performance in cannabis users may have resulted from the lifestyle, behavior and personal history typically associated with cannabis use, rather than cannabis use itself.”
 
The investigators acknowledged that more chronic marijuana use, defined in the study as a subject’s admission of having consumed cannabis 50 times or more by age 15, was correlated with slightly poorer exam results at the age of 16 — even after controlling for other variables. However, investigators admitted: “It’s hard to know what causes what. Do kids do badly at school because they are smoking weed, or do they smoke weed because they’re doing badly?”
 
Commenting on the newly presented data, the meeting’s Chair, Guy Goodwin, from the University of Oxford, told BBC News: “This is a potentially important study because it suggests that the current focus on the alleged harms of cannabis may be obscuring the fact that its use is often correlated with that of other even more freely available drugs and possibly lifestyle factors.”
 
In a recent review published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the NIDA Director Nora Volkow alleged that cannabis use, particularly by adolescents, is associated with brain alterations and lower IQ. However, the IQ study cited by Ms. Volkow as the basis of her claim was later questioned in a separate analysis published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. That paper suggested that socioeconomics, not subjects’ cannabis use, was responsible for differences in IQ and that the plant’s “true effect [on intelligence quotient] could be zero.”
 
A previous assessment of cannabis use and its potential impact on intelligence quotient in a cohort of young people tracked since birth reported, “[M]arijuana does not have a long-term negative impact on global intelligence.”
 

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Obama Kush - Indica

Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, October, 27th 2014 by THCFinder

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