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Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, April, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
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GoldCaps from Tetralabs
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, April, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
When it comes to medical cannabis in oral dosage, it’s what you don’t see that counts. GoldCaps softgels contain only ultra-pure natural cannabinoids and grape seed oil. You can see there’s no powdered marijuana, hashish, kif or hash oil — no molds, pesticides, solvents, bacteria, toxins or other contaminants. That’s why GoldCaps are safe even for patients with suppressed immune systems.
What you do get is the full spectrum of natural cannabinoids — including THC, CBD, CBC and CBG.
Just as important, GoldCaps provide clinically precise, metered 10mg, 25mg, and 35mg dosages thanks to analytical-laboratory testing and professional softgel manufacturing equipment. So you can count on the same effect from every GoldCap softgel for consistent relief every time.
GoldCap dosages are dependable, adjustable and repeatable. In addition, they have a long shelf life when properly stored. GoldCaps cannabinoids are so pure that we consider them a naturally-derived Dronabinol equivalent. More specifically, 10mg GoldCaps are the natural functional equivalent of 10mg Marinol. Whereas Marinol contains THC created synthetically from chemicals, GoldCaps contain THC derived from natural plant material.
Although GoldCaps may be equivalent, TetraLabs does not yet have FDA approval to market GoldCaps as Dronabinol.TetraLabs prides itself on products that have a low dose, low abuse potential and a pharmaceutical form factor. TetraLabs products are specifically formulated and packaged for patients who are seriously ill, want a natural alternative but also want a customary medical form factor. For example, a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy who has been taking synthetically-derived Marinol as an anti-emetic, may switch to naturally-derived GoldCaps as an equivalent and natural alternative.
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Medical marijuana will create 1,500 jobs in Arizona
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, April, 23rd 2013 by THCFinder
PHOENIX -- When Arizona voters approved the use of medical marijuana in 2010, Steve Cottrell saw a way to combine his laboratory background and his interest in the plant he'd been studying since his 11-year-old son died of cancer more than a decade before.
Cottrell is now the owner of AZ Med Testing, a medical- marijuana testing laboratory. Dispensaries pay Cottrell and his business partner, Brenda Perkins, to test marijuana samples for mold and pesticides.
"We're making money, but we definitely have our challenges," he said. "But now that dispensaries are open, it's moving forward."
According to a study sponsored by the Regulated Dispensaries of Arizona Association, the jobs at AZ Med Testing are among estimated 1,500 that will be created by Arizona's medical-marijuana industry.
Tim Hogan, an Arizona State University research associate who authored the study, used information from Oregon's established medical marijuana industry to estimate the size of Arizona's market
"It's a pretty simple industry," he said. "There's not too much nuance. The main driving mechanism is how many patients."
Hogan found that the industry had the potential to create not only 1,500 direct jobs for marijuana growers and dispensary employees but up to 5,000 indirect jobs at places like grocery stores.
Arizona has approximately 38,000 medical marijuana cardholders and is allowed 126 dispensaries, a percentage of the state's operating pharmacies. Only a handful are open now.
Read more: http://ktar.com
San Diego City Council Rejects Mayors Medical Marijuana Proposal Without Consideration
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, April, 23rd 2013 by THCFinder
San Diego City Council rejected Mayor Filner’s medical marijuana zoning proposal without consideration, voting instead to re-introduce their extremely restrictive original zoning proposal, overturned by a voter signature drive in 2011, with additional new restriction suggestions.
Mayor Filner had introduced his medical marijuana zoning proposal at the beginning of the council session dedicated to its consideration.
Describing his proposal, Mayor Filner said, “I’ve tried to do both – to widen access and increase protection for neighborhoods and children.”
Faced with a full house of speakers on the issue, Council President Todd Gloria instructed speakers to limit their comments to the mayor’s medical marijuana ordinance being considered and give feedback on the same. For the next three and a half hours, dozens of speakers spoke for and against the provisions of the ordinance, with the majority of speakers being in favor of the mayor’s proposal. Clark Metcalf, a patient suffering from a traumatic brain injury stated, “I believe that we should have safe, responsible, access and I thank the mayor for proposing this.”
Full Story: http://www.theweedblog.com
Marijuana Pill May Be Better for Pain
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, April, 22nd 2013 by THCFinder
A pill form of marijuana may work just as well to relieve pain as the smoked form, but with fewer side effects, new research suggests.
In the study, people who either smoked marijuana or took the drug dronabinol — a pill that contains the active ingredient of marijuana — were able to hold their hands in a bath of ice water (showing that they could tolerate the pain of the cold temperature) for longer than participants who took a placebo.
What's more, the pain-reducing effect of dronabinol lasted longer than that of smoking marijuana, the researchers said. While smoking the drug decreased pain sensitivity for about 2.5, the pill continued to have pain-reducing effects for about 4.5 hours. However, analgesic effects of the pill took about an hour to kick in, compared with about 15 minutes for smoking marijuana.
Medical marijuana is legal in 18 states, and studies have suggested that smoking the drug relieves pain. For instance, a 2010 study found that smoking marijuana eased pain from nerve injuries.
However, more research is needed to confirm the results. Because the study involved healthy people, it's not clear if individuals who suffer from a condition such as chronic pain would experience the same effect from the pill. (But Cooper noted that, in the past, drugs that worked in early studies to reduce the pain of an ice bath ended were indeed later shown to relieve chronic pain.)
Read more: http://news.yahoo.com
Allow medical marijuana in Florida?
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, April, 19th 2013 by THCFinder
Eighteen states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. Next year voters in Florida could be faced with the choice of whether to join them.
A citizens' campaign to legalize medical marijuana in the Sunshine State got a big boost last month when John Morgan, among Florida's most visible lawyers and prolific political fundraisers, agreed to lead the effort. In one of today's Front Burner columns, Morgan recounts his very personal reasons for stepping up.
But today's other columnist, Debi MacIntyre — leader of a Lake County coalition fighting youth substance abuse — argues that there are safer, more medically sound and less abuse-prone alternatives to medical marijuana.
Though a recent poll indicated that more than 70 percent of Floridians favored legalizing medical marijuana, proposals to do so in the Legislature have never gotten much traction with members. This year is no exception.
Another path to legalization — an amendment to the Florida Constitution — would need signatures on petitions from almost 700,000 voters to secure a spot on the 2014 ballot. Then it would need support from at least 60 percent of voters.
Read more: http://www.orlandosentinel.com
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