First results of 2011 Medical Marijuana Survey posted
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, August, 15th 2011 by THCFinder
The 2011 Medical Marijuana Survey (sponsored again by Legalize Utah) commenced last week and the responses are educational and interesting, much like the 2010 survey. To date 23 responses have been received, 14 from men and 9 from women. All of the results are available via live stream at this link.
The age of survey participants show a majority of age 30 and above and the ethnicity shows a majority of Caucasians, however Hispanic and Asian respondents are also represented.
When asked if they utilize cannabis for medicinal reasons, the survey demonstrates 16 participants admitted to using marijuana to treat physical and psychological issues, including: Asperger's Syndrome, Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Dirsorder (ADHD), seizures, muscle spasms, chronic pain, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Glaucoma, Anorexia, Insomnia, Social Anxiety, stress and back pain.
When asked whether they chose to use cannabis rather than pharmaceuticals, 14 participants indicated they chose medical marijuana over man made, synthetic drugs.
The age at which survey participants began using cannabis medically varies from 13 through 30.
Utah specific questions were also included in the survey (as the survey is sponsored by Legalize Utah, Utah's first organization dedicated to the legalization of medicinal marijuana in Utah).
The first question was if the responder lives in Utah. Results show 87% of participants do live in Utah.
When asked if any of those living in Utah had ever purchased any “tobacco accessories” (pipes, hookas, bongs, etc.), the response was interesting.
Media influence was also addressed, showing only 21% stating media has any type of significant influence on their choice to utilize medical marijuana.
Level of education and neighborhood type were also obtained, showing only 7% did not graduate and 64% have at least 2 year degrees.
Neighborhoods also had unexpected results showing 36% live in suburbia, 29% live in urban areas and 21% reside in rural areas.
The 2011 Medical Marijuana Survey will continue for the next few weeks with updates being posted as much as possible.
Super Peace Joint
Category: Culture | Posted on Sun, August, 14th 2011 by THCFinder
A perfect day for one of these bad boys!
Know your Trichomes!
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, August, 10th 2011 by THCFinder
Company gets patent on marijuana patch for pets, but are they safe?
Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, August, 2nd 2011 by THCFinder
Advances in veterinary medicine parallel much of what is done where humans are concerned — and it's all pretty amazing.
Despite the differences in our physiology and the way that things are handled, pets can benefit from using many of the same principles that are applied to humans.
Addressing pain in both companion animals and humans has come a long way, as I have written in the past. The use of massage, new medications, acupuncture and hydrotherapy have gained popularity, and according to some pets owners, provided good results, just as they have with people.
With medical marijuana dispensaries gaining popularity across the country, it's probably no surprise that a there would be someone willing to market cannabis to be used for pets.
A businessman in Washington state is touting the potential benefits of his company's marijuana patch, called Tetracan, for addressing pets' medical problems, like pain.
Jim Alekson, along with partners Chester Soliz and Walter Cristobal — developer of the patch — hope to have it ready for marketing by the end of 2011. The three men formed their company, Medical Marijuana Delivery Systems, in 2010 and currently have a patent on the patch.
Is the patch safe? That remains unclear. Much of the information that can be found on marijuana and pets has more to do with poisoning and the like, and there's no word from professional veterinary organizations.
CU Boulder's '4/20 Smoke-Out' Event Faces Possibility Of Shut Down
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, August, 1st 2011 by THCFinder
Students need to step up and fight to keep the 4/20 smoke-out event going!!!!
University of Colorado Boulder has released results from a first-ever study of its undergraduates’ participation in the annual "4/20 Smoke-Out" event on campus that in recent years has drawn close to 10,000 pot smokers to the school, according to The Huffington Post.
The survey was conducted so school leaders could better gauge student perceptions of what has become a large-scale event in recent years that the university would like to see shut down, according to The Denver Post.
7News reports that CU Boulder pays approximately $50,000 annually to hire personnel from the sheriff and police departments as security for the event. And with the university facing a $50 million shortfall in state funding over the last two years, the expense of this event is seen as waste of valuable resources.
The study results seem to suggest that University of Colorado will not face much resistance from students. Only 24 percent of those surveyed (nearly 3,700 attendees) smoked pot or ate food containing pot at the event, for the other 76 percent, the gathering was just an event to observe, according to the "4/20 Survey."
According to a CU Boulder press release, Interim vice chancellor for student affairs Deb Coffin said this about the gathering:
This event is not welcome on our campus, and we now know from this survey that 75 percent of the students that report attending do not smoke marijuana at the gathering -- a great critical mass of students to partner with as we work to end it.
Many of the pot smokers that attend the event thought that the school sanctioned it, approximately 50 percent of the attendees surveyed, according to the study.
The Daily Camera reports that the desire to shut the event down does not just come from administration, student leaders want to help end the event as well. Student body president Andrew Yoder said this to the Daily Camera:
The majority of respondents didn’t participate in smoking pot. I think it’s a good stance for student representatives to take.
Medical Marijuana is The New Midol? California Docs Pitch Cannabis to Fairer Sex
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, July, 27th 2011 by THCFinder
In Los Angeles, the cannabis club capital of the nation, we know that medical marijuana is good for, well, whatever you write down on the clipboard in the pot doc's office.
Bad backs, migraines, sore muscles, break-ups, raves, Snoop Dogg concerts.
But, ever the clever marketing minds, some cannabis quacks in the Bay Area have come up with a new, novel angle for prescribing weed:
Marijuana is the new Midol. (And, frankly, a bowl has got to be a hell of a lot better than a pill).
The clever graduates of overseas medical schools (we kid) at Greenway Medical Marijuana Physician Evaluations say they've got the cure for the monthly blues:
For many women, monthly menstrual cycles include cramping, and they can also include nausea and backaches. Cannabis is prescribed for cancer patients specifically because it helps target pain and nausea, so it follows that it would also be a good herbal remedy for cramps. Medicinal marijuana also has many secondary, non-psychological effects on the body, including the relaxation of smooth muscles that may be causing the cramps. Indica strains would be beneficial both prior and during the cycle.
Boo-ya. New demographic. But there's more:
They say weed is good for all kinds of (mostly) lady problems, from anorexia (it stimulates the potato chip gene) to menopause (helps patients sleep through hot flashes and can allegedly increase the libido).
Love it. Cannabis is your bud, too, girls.
Anyway, we appreciate the moxie of these physicians. We're just waiting for them to discover the GQ-reading metrosexual market. Weed would be a great cure for the curses of over-employment, ambition and, of course, having-it-together syndrome. (We kid! Comment away).
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