First Doctor Convicted For Improperly Recommending Medical Marijuana
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, October, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
The distinction Dr. Joseph Montante now holds is something he does not welcome.
Montante is the first Colorado doctor convicted of prescribing medical marijuana without conducting a proper exam.
In the state of Colorado a doctor must find that the patient has a debilitating condition to recommend the use of marijuana. Many see that as being open for interpretation, so law enforcement has stepped in.
Montante’s problems started when an undercover officer visited his office in Loveland. He said he wanted to get a medical marijuana card but he did not have any of the required conditions.
In a tape recording obtained by CBS4 from the visit Montante can be heard asking if the undercover officer had any pain. The officer then told Montante that he hurt his ankle several years ago playing basketball in high school.
“So I guess I had better look at your ankle right?” replied Dr. Montante.
CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger traveled to Montante’s home in Northern Colorado and asked him if he ever recommended marijuana for anyone who didn’t need it.
“No, never,” said Montante. “And I never attempted to deceive anyone.”
Montante was sentenced to 30 days in prison plus 3 years probation for attempting to influence a public servant. His medical license was suspended as well. Montante claims he was entrapped.
“The undercover agent lied to get into my office,” Montante claimed.
Read more: http://denver.cbslocal.com
Strain Review; Trainwreck
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, October, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
The name really says it all. This strain will knock you on your ass after you cough up both of your lungs. You'll be stoned within the first few seconds of that first hit and is a strain that you can smoke whenever you feel like. It's an enjoyable high that will allow you to be productive and go about your day. Just be careful... This is one of the stinkiest strains on the market!
Wreck is good for pretty much anything. It depends on the person smoking it. Some say that this bud makes them highly social and extremely creative. Others state that it's a great bedtime bud and will relax you off in to dream land. It's a popular strain and also very stinky. Bagging this will not prevent people from smelling it. Make sure you're carrying it in a smell proof container.
The negative side to Trainwreck would probably be the overwhelming creativity that some people experience. While sometimes, it's good to have a lot of thoughts in your head, it becomes hard to focus occasionally in conversations because the weed causes far too many interesting ideas. It also may hinder sleeping, as a lot of people have issues when they try to sleep and have too much going on in their head. The first time that you try Trainwreck, do it during the mid-afternoon so that you know how it will effect you. If you end up taking a nap, it's not the end of the world. And if you start writing a story, chances are it'll be a good one!
Trainwreck is a Hybrid sativa-dominant cannabis strain that hits you as hard as a freight train that you don't see coming. Burns quick and produces thick smoke that will almost certainly get you coughing.
See more strains here: http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/
Strain Review; Master Jedi
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, October, 8th 2013 by THCFinder
Are you ready to feel the force? This strain will get you there. Master Jedi might've actually come from a planet in George Lucas's imagination... Or perhaps it's just a cross between Master Kush and Skywalker. Either way, this strain is dank. It yields a large harvest with musky smelling buds that is always associated with kush strains.
The Master Jedi is another indica (have you noticed that I seem to favor indicas? I'm totally a fan of couch lock, not going to lie) and is sure to make you feel like you're a Jedi. This strain has the unique trait that makes your body tingle, as if the Force was actually a real thing. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but you're not going to be throwing people across the room by waving your hand after smoking a joint of Master Jedi. It's a bummer, I know. But that tingly feeling is sure to make you feel good! Not to mention that users of this strain have reported that it has an arousing effect on them. Date night? Grab some Master Jedi ;)
The primary effect of this strain in regards to a medical benefit is the fact that it helps with muscle spasms. In the documentary that was recently release by Dr. Sanjay, he spoke with a young man who had a spasming diaphragm. Master Jedi would be a strain that would help with that. It also helps with depression. Good strain to help people who would rather choose a natural medicine for their depression rather than turning to Zoloft. The users of this strain really have nothing bad to say about it. After reading positive reviews and consumer ratings on this strain, I suggest that you try it the next time you're looking for something new.
Blue Dream Strain
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, October, 6th 2013 by THCFinder
There are so many different strains of marijuana that are grown today. People create new strains every single day. However, there are always those that stand out among others because they're just that great. When these strains come around, you do what you can to get your hands on it! Blue Dream is one of those strains for me. And for many people that I know. It has such a nice high that comes with it that you just can't deny it's greatness.
The Blue Dream strain is a hybrid, bred from the Blueberry and Haze strains. It's a sativa dominant strain that has held on to the medical scene for it's benefits for patients. When it comes to weed, think of Blue Dream as the Belvedere. It's top shelf and people really love it.
With a long lasting high that literally goes from your head to your toes, Blue Dream combines a body high with a head high. It's great for depression, anxiety, and stress. The feeling lasts long but won't knock you out on your couch for days. It allows you to fully function and ignore the worry that anxious people are always dealing with. It's a great wake and bake strain or something that you smoke when you have some work to do but want to be stoned while you do it.
If I had to rate this strain on a scale of 1-10, I would rate it at a 9. This is one of my personal favorites. I wish that it was still as common around here as it used to be. If you haven't tried this strain and have access to it, I HIGHly suggest that you try it! :)
See more strain information here: http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/
Cannabis; the Cure For Cancer?
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, October, 5th 2013 by THCFinder
Colorado and Washington legalized weed. Everyone knows this by now. It's been huge news and a giant step for the movement. Now that it's legal, we're definitely going to see how the plant gets used in positive ways, for the good of patients. This is now happening in Colorado Springs, where a mother has decided that her son will not undergo chemotherapy for his leukemia, but will undergo cannabis treatments to combat the cancer.
The boy is only three years old and has already tried chemo, which he didn't do so well with. How could he? A three year old is supposed to be playing and enjoying their new life. Not hooked up to cell killing machines that may or (more likely) may not cure him. The boy's mother said that within the first three months of her son being on chemo, she could see him dying.
The subject of children and marijuana is a complicated one. Some doctors are okay with it and some are not. Since Colorado allows both medical and recreational, the choice was an easy one for Sierra Riddle. Doctors are able to give the young boy marijuana capsules that are filled with liquid. He takes these pills four times a day, rather than the numerous different kinds of pills that people in chemo are put on. Thanks to these pills, Landon Riddle is now in remission.
The negative side of this news is that someone who clearly doesn't believe in the power of cannabis ended up calling CPS on the family. This is absolutely insane, as the medicines that are given to children every day are far more dangerous than cannabis. As an adult, I have taken both Zoloft and Ativan as prescribed by my doctor. Those two pills alone were enough to make me feel like I was trying to swim through molasses. I've also taken Adderall, which most kids are on these days and that makes me freak out. I can't imagine the effect it would have on a child. Marijuana should be the first treatment tried, not the last.
More studies are needed on the relation of cannabis that is ingested by children. I do believe that children can benefit from cannabis that's high in CBD rather than THC if they are ill and need medicine. At least cannabis is a nonaddictive substance. Most pills that you can get at the pharmacy are addictive. Trying a natural cure first wouldn't hurt anybody, would it?
The Problem with Edible Strengths
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, October, 4th 2013 by THCFinder
If you've never eaten anything with weed in it, stop reading this article right now, go find a bud brownie, and eat it. Then come back and continue reading. Eating your pot is one of the best ways that you can get stoned. It's a completely different high, not to mention you kill two birds with one stone by curing the munchies before you even get them.
I've never been in a dispensary. I make my edibles by dumping whatever amount of bud butter I feel like. I have no labeling system and from what I've heard, neither do the dispensaries. This is somewhat of a bummer because everyone should be using the same system to rate the strength of their weed food. Not everyone wants to sink in to their couch for hours. Some people really do need just the right amount of weed to make the pain that they feel go away.
My knowledge of the current system of rating the potency of edibles goes something like this: sometimes, something is a XXX. Other times, it's a 10X. You might see 1000X. I have no idea what any of that means. Why is there a need for X's? Salvia and spice are labeled with X's so someone needs to explain to me why the medical weed for patients is labeled with the same letter as the fake, dangerous trash that is sold at the corner gas station that may or may not be a heroin front.
What's wrong with keeping it simple? A scale of 1-10 has never really failed before so why not have a universal way to label the edibles on that scale? An edible at a 1 level would be the weakest strength. Now, I understand that everyone who makes the edibles makes them with different amounts of weed. So say that there's a banana bread loaf at the dispensary with a label of 1 on it. Now, on the label, it should say that there's y-amount to x-amount of grams under the one. If it's a weak loaf, let's say 7-10 grams. That would be labeled with a 1. Makes sense right? Then, the 2 label would be 10-15 grams or so, you know?
A system like that would be a much easier way to tell patients what they're going to get out of their medicine. And as I said before, putting the same letter rating on my weed as that crappy spice is just disrespectful, am I right? ;) Having a universal system will make selling the edibles so much easier to the patients who aren't exactly sure of the doses they're getting rather than having to refer to an absurd amount of x's. Patients need to know how much medicine is in their food and I think that a simple number system would be perfect for that!
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