Toddler With Seizures Planning On Using Marijuana To Help
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, October, 28th 2013 by THCFinder
Marijuana s commonly associated with cancer but greatly effects other afflictions as well. It has shown to drastically decrease seizures in patients suffering from that specific kind of disorder. Cannabis is more commonly being used to treat seizures, especially in young children, who's small bodies react badly to the medicine that pharmacies give for seizures.
A young girl by the name of Maggie Selmeski starting having seizures when she was just 6 weeks old. She's now 17 months old and still having the attacks daily. After trying four anti-seizing medicines, Maggie's mother Rachael is at a loss. With options running low, Maggie's parents didn't know what to do.
When the CNN documentary "Weed" came out, the parents of this little girl saw a glimmer of hope. There were children in the video that had seizure disorders as well and the cannabis they received seemed to help the children drastically. Maggie's mother said that when they saw that, there was no other choice. They were going to accept the helping powers of cannabis in order to help their little girl get better.
Not only has this family accepted marijuana as the thing that may cure their child, they're actually picking up and moving to Colorado so that they can constantly care for Maggie with the help of marijuana. They will be able to access oil that has high CBD content, which is the chemical that is showing signs of fighting all sorts of disease. Maggie is on a waiting list for the cannabis treatment of his seizure disorder. She's expected to start treatment in November. Her parents are looking forward to seeing the little girl they haven't really met yet. While Maggie is 17 months, she has trouble holding up her head and her brain development is that of a 3-month-old.
There are other families packing up their lives and moving to Colorado to get treatment for children that are sick. They've adopted the name "marijuana refugees". It's amazing to see what parents are willing to do for their children. The CNN documentary especially showed people what cannabis is really capable of when it comes to helping. Not only did the documentary show the power of CBD on children, it was made by CNN. That's a huge media outlet that people pay attention to. And guess what? They're starting to actually hear the positive message of cannabis.
Cannabis Can Treat Prostate Cancer
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, October, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
A new study using a compound meant to mimic the medicinal effects of cannabinoids has found that activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – something which cannabis does naturally - can prevent, and treat hormone-sensitive prostate cancer. The study was published this month by the U.S. National Institute of Health.
According to researchers of the study; “In the in vivo treatment, compound 4 [a synthetic cannabinoid] at 2 mg/kg, blocks the growth of LNCaP tumors and reduces the growth of PC-3 tumors generated in mice.”
They continue, stating that cannabinoids are a “good potential anticancer agent against hormone-sensitive prostate cancer.”
The study was conducted at the Instituto de Química Médica, CSIC, Calle Juan de la Cierva in Madrid, Spain. It will appear in print in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
Marijuana Compounds Can Kill Some Cancer Cells
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, October, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
A scientist in the United Kingdom has found that compounds derived from marijuana can kill cancerous cells found in people with leukemia, a form of cancer that is expected to cause an estimated 24,000 deaths in the United States this year.
"Cannabinoids have a complex action; it hits a number of important processes that cancers need to survive," study author Dr. Wai Liu, an oncologist at the University of London's St. George medical school, told The Huffington Post. "For that reason, it has really good potential over other drugs that only have one function. I am impressed by its activity profile, and feel it has a great future, especially if used with standard chemotherapies."
Liu's study was recently published in the journal Anticancer Research. It was supported by funding from GW Pharmaceuticals, which already makes a cannabis-derived drug used to treat spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis.
The study looked at the effects of six different non-psychoactive cannabinoids -- compounds derived from marijuana that do not cause the "high" associated with its THC ingredient -- when applied alone, and in combination, to leukemia cells. Cannabinoids displayed a "diverse range of therapeutic qualities" that "target and switch off" pathways that allow cancers to grow, Liu told U.S. News & World Report.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Liu stressed that that his research was built around the testing of the six purified cannabinoid forms -- not traditional cannabis oil, which Liu described as "crude" in comparison and generally containing 80-100 different cannabinoids. "We do not really know which are the ones that will be anticancer and those that may be harmful," Liu said.
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com
Strain Review; Wonder Woman
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, October, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
Growers favor the Wonder Woman strain. Not only because it's a really good looking lady but because they believe that it's a plant that yields a larger harvest than most other strains. If this is the case, than this lady should be a favorite for all growers. This strain is an indica dominant but with a hint of sativa.
An odd smelling mixture of scents permeates the small, sugary looking buds of the Wonder Woman strain. I've heard that it's a mix of fruit and gasoline, so I'm not quite sure if that's accurate. I don't know if I would smoke gas-smelling weed. But not all weed smells like it smokes. This strain is amazing for those that have problems sleeping. Since it has a high indica percentage , it'll knock you out when you need to sleep and keep you asleep.
Indicia was always my preference, even for every day tasks. A strain like Wonder Woman should be tried before smoking a ton of it. It's always a good idea to test these strains a bit before you end up in a situation that doesn't go well with the strain you chose to use for your wake and bake!
See more amazing strains here: http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/
Super Cat Piss - Sativa
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, October, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
So I may have picked this strain solely based on it's name. Super Cat Piss is an extremely interesting choice in names for a strain of weed. Apparently, this bud really does smell like cat piss. In my experience, I've definitely seen smelled some awful weed that smoked amazing. Before you knock these stinky buds, you should definitely try it!
This strain is good for people who have to deal with nausea and a lack of appetite. I would absolutely try this strain, as I definitely have issues with eating. Highly recommended for patients in chemo and who have stomach problems. The only downside is that it seems to wear off quickly, thus you smoke more of it.
As said before, this strain smells awful. But if you're not feeling very well or having a problem eating, give Super Cat Piss a try. While you might be giggling at the name and gagging at the smell, this strain is sure to make you feel better. Not only that but it will stop the stress associated with being sick. No one likes nausea.
See more strains here: http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/
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.”
Read more: http://blog.seattlepi.com
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