Search:
Login:
OR

Medical Marijuana

New Study: Alcohol, Not Weed, Manipulates Brain Structure

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, July, 24th 2017 by THCFinder

We’ve been saying it for a long time, but now scientists are confirming: alcohol negatively manipulates the structure of the human brain and cannabis does no such thing.

The powers that be, especially within the deteriorating administration in the White House, continue to disseminate blatantly erroneous information about cannabis and ignore authoritative academic work, such as one most recent study.

Researchers from the University of Colorado, Boulder and the Oregon Health & Science University evaluated neuroimaging data among adults (18 to 55) and adolescents (14 to 18) and identified an association between alcohol use and negative changes in brain structure.

They identified no such association with cannabis.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/medicinal/new-study-alcohol-not-weed-manipulates-brain-structure/


Comments

The Biology of CBD

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, July, 23rd 2017 by THCFinder

Previously in “The Chemistry of CBD,” we looked at the subtle changes in the structure of CBD versus that of THC and the potential differences in the resulting conformation of cannabinoid receptor-1 (CB1).

We discussed how minuscule changes can have large multiplicative effects down the biological stream. As with all things in this world, structure determines function. The structure of the molecule determines how it binds to the protein, the movement of the protein determines the resulting cellular action and the structure of neuronal networks determines our physical behaviors which can be measured through science!

A claim that was made in the preceding article posed that CBD has the opposite effects of THC.

There have been a few studies that look at the differences in behavior, as well as the effect of CBD on the behaviors elicited by THC. One study in particular took advantage of a technique known as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Read More:http://hightimes.com/medicinal/the-biology-of-cbd/


Comments

What are the Health Benefits of CBD?

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, July, 20th 2017 by THCFinder

What are the health benefits of CBD?

Other than Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD) is another component found in cannabis. It is non-psychoactive, meaning that it does not make users get high. Its anti-inflammatory property has made it emerge as an effective component to treat various medical issues. Hence with CBD, there are several health benefits and in this article are some of the health benefits to expect. It might be worth trying out CBD oil if you have any of the below issues as it might dramatically help improve your health.

Treating chronic pain

Cannabinoid in medical marijuana helps in relieving both acute and chronic pain such as chronic back pain. The reason behind this is that CBD interacts with brain receptors and the immune system thereby resulting in painkilling effects. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, CBD doesn’t get you high, making it good to treat chronic pain in kids and pets. Moreover, CBD has natural anti-inflammatory properties that reverse the inflammation effects of muscles.

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/what-are-the-health-benefits-of-cbd/


Comments

Washington, D.C. To Give Minorities Preference for Getting into MMJ Industry

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, July, 6th 2017 by THCFinder

Members of the Washington D.C. Council advanced legislation to give local minority-owned companies a preference when applying for licenses to operate medical marijuana businesses.

While states generally don’t track the race and ethnicity of weed license applicants, it’s obvious to anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past decade that most dispensaries and the vast majority of growing operations around the country are overwhelmingly dominated by white men.

This lack of minority representation is especially problematic given that African Americans were—and still are—disproportionately arrested and incarcerated during the War on Drugs, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Marijuana use is roughly equal among blacks and whites, yet blacks are 3.73 times as likely to be arrested for possession, noteed the ACLU.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/washington-d-c-to-give-minorities-preference-for-getting-into-mmj-industry/


Comments

Balkan States Move Toward Medical Marijuana

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, July, 4th 2017 by THCFinder

Three of the Balkan states to emerge from the ashes of Yugoslavia a generation ago are now among the first countries in the ex-communist world to move toward embracing medical marijuana.

Australian firm MGC Pharmaceuticals just announced a deal to distribute its cannabis-derived products in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia. MGC is partnering with the Slovenian supplier Mikro+Polo to market its phytocannabinoid-derived Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) in the three countries, according to Australia’s Business News.

Perth-based MGC was established three years ago by veterans of the Israeli medical marijuana industry. Late last year, it harvested its first test crop of cannabis in Slovenia and has established a facility in the country’s capital, Ljubljana, where it is isolating cannabidiol (CBD) for use in its products, including a CBD-infused skincare ointment. 

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/balkan-states-move-toward-medical-marijuana/


Comments

High Hopes Ride on Marijuana Amid Opioid Crisis

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, June, 28th 2017 by THCFinder

(Reuters) - A handful of drugmakers are taking their first steps toward developing marijuana-based painkillers, alternatives to opioids that have led to widespread abuse and caused the U.S. health regulator to ask for a withdrawal of a popular drug this month.

The cannabis plant has been used for decades to manage pain and there are increasingly sophisticated marijuana products available across 29 U.S. states, as well as in the District of Columbia, where medical marijuana is legal.

 

There are no U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved painkillers derived from marijuana, but companies such as Axim Biotechnologies Inc, Nemus Bioscience Inc and Intec Pharma Ltd have drugs in various stages of development.

Read More:https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/high-hopes-ride-on-marijuana-amid-opioid-crisis/


Comments


Search





Blog Categories

Popular Articles

Latest Offers In Your Area
Recent Blog Posts
Download Our App!
10 Miles Away | Los Angeles,
10 Miles Away | Los Angeles,
29.5 Miles Away | La Puente, West,
July 25, 2017 | Category: Fun
July 25, 2017 | Category: News
July 25, 2017 | Category: Videos
Mobile Apps
Copyright 2017 THCFinder.com
All Rights Reserved.
Dispensaries      Strains      About Us      Friends      API / Widgets      Privacy Policy      Terms of Use      Investors      Contact Us