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Animal Cookie Strain Review

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, February, 24th 2014 by THCFinder
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This extremely powerful and loved strain is a hybrid cross between the incredibly beloved Girl Scout Cookie strain and the Fire OG strain. The strain is a fast flowering plant, making it extremely popular among growers. It flower in about 9-10 weeks and grows as a dense plant. The strain is incredibly strong, not for the weak lunged smoker, and is highly recommended for patients that are suffering with pain or insomnia. Needless to say, Animal Cookies is a heavy indica strain that you're sure to love.
 
The aroma of the flowers is sweet, with a tart sour bite. It smells earthy and strong, a strain that you don't want to be carrying if you're not going to be keeping it in a sealed container. The buds are a gorgeous hue of green, covered in frost, tipped in a dark purple that resembles the ripest of grapes. Trust me, you'll be in love with this strain just from smell along but once you smoke the smooth, gorgeous flowers, you'll be keeping Animal Cookies in your bong for a long time.
 
For patients looking for a good medicine, Animal Cookies assists patients dealing with ADD and ADHD, as well as severe anxiety, asthma, gastrointestinal disorder, and the dreaded cancer. With so many positive benefits of the strain, it's a wonder that more people aren't talking about it. In addition the the illnesses listed above, this bud will also make the user feel euphoric and happy. This characteristic is especially important for people dealing with anxiety and depression. Many patients (as well as recreational smokers) should definitely be smoking on these buds.

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Cannabis Helps Stop HIV

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, February, 19th 2014 by THCFinder
cannabis-helps-fight-aidsYes you did read the title right. A recent study has found that our beloved cannabis plant has a positive effect on yet another negative affliction. A study done at Louisiana State University had it's results published last week. Published in the AIDS Research and Human Retrovirus journal, the study was conducted over the course of 17 months. Monkeys that were infected with the animal form of HIV were given a daily dose of THC. Over the time period, scientists discovered that the damage to the immune tissue in the stomachs of the primates decreased. Since the stomach is one of the most common areas of the virus to spread in, this discovery is big news. Also found in the study was a higher maintained level of healthy cells in their bodies, as compared to the monkeys that didn't receive the THC treatment.
 
In another study done in 2011 by Molina, infected monkeys were treated with THC and ended up having a higher survival rate than those monkeys that didn't receive the doses. More information regarding studies such as this include a report written in 2012 provided evidence that marijuana-like compounds can fight HIV in late-stage AIDs patients. Add on the fact that an oncologist in the UK found that marijuana can kill cancer cells and the California Pacific Medical Center has conducted research showing that those same compounds can fight other forms of aggressive cancer and you can't deny the fact that it's a miracle plant.
 
THC targets the CB2 receptors in our brains. These receptors manifest in the cells that are connected to our immune systems, which includes both the gastrointestinal tract as well as the spleen. The CB2 receptors are responsible for the anti-inflammatory and pain relieving qualities of cannabis. When cannabis is ingested, something called a "microbial translocation" takes place. When HIV infects a person, it spreads rapidly through the body and kills a good amount of cells in the intestines and stomach. It's this initial attack of the virus that breaks though the cell walls of the intestines and allows the virus to spread in to the bloodstream.
 
If THC is introduced in to the HIV environment, the CB2 receptors in the intestines begin to build new, healthier bacterial cells that begin to prevent the leaking of the cellular wall. Basically building a barrier against the virus' attempt to infiltrate the blood stream, the receptors keep HIV inside of the intestines and out of the bloodstream of the patient. Keeping the virus contained in the intestines would be a huge step in keeping uninfected people from getting infected, putting a stop to the spread of the virus.

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New Study Finds Cannabinoids An Effective Treatment For Multiple Sclerosis

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, February, 19th 2014 by THCFinder
ms-treatmentA new study published in this month’s issue of the journal European Neurology, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that muscle stiffness multiple sclerosis marijuanaSativex - a medicinal spray made from the cannabis plant – is an effective and safe treatment option for “moderate to severe multiple sclerosis spasticity (MSS)”.
 
According to researchers: “Nabiximols (Sativex®), a cannabinoid-based oromucosal spray, is an add-on therapy for patients with moderate to severe multiple sclerosis spasticity (MSS) resistant to other medications. The primary objective was to provide real-life observational data of clinical experience of nabiximols in contrast to formal clinical trials of effectiveness.”
 
Researchers used an “observational, prospective, multicenter, non-interventional” research method with “a follow-up period of 3-4 months”; in total, 335 patients were assessed.
 
After conducting the study, it was concluded that; “Real-life data confirm nabiximols as an effective and well-tolerated treatment option for resistant MSS in clinical practice.”
 
The study was conducted by researchers at the Neurological Rehabilitation Center Quellenhof in Germany.
 

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Poll Shows Majority Support For Medical Marijuana In Kentucky

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, February, 11th 2014 by THCFinder
kentucky-weed-gets-supportAccording to a Herald-Leader/WKYT Bluegrass Poll which asked voters whether they favored or opposed medical marijuana in Kentucky 52 percent were in favor and 37 percent were opposed. Support was highest in the 18-34 age group, which isn’t shocking considering that tends to be the case in just about every poll in most states. Support was the lowest among older voters (65 and older), which also is not a shock, especially in Kentucky.
 
“That is a trend that is developing nationwide. It’s actually on the ballot to be voted on in Florida,” House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, said last week. “There does seem to be in the public a growing awareness that the medical marijuana issue is different from the drug issue, legalizing the drug for recreational purposes.”
 
I dream of a day when states like Kentucky get a real medical marijuana bill passed. By real, I mean one that allows home cultivation, allows safe access points where patients who can’t grow can buy their meds, and that there are no ‘CBD only’ restrictions. I also hope that anyone who is suffering can get approved for medical marijuana, not just those on a very small list.
 
I like that there are so many states that have medical marijuana programs now, but so many of them ban home grows, don’t allow enough safe access points (if any at all), and have such strict qualifying condition lists. More states need to adopt a model like Oregon’s, rather than adopt a model like New Jersey. I understand that some concessions have to be made in order to get the bill/initiative passed, but keep in mind that there are people suffering, and they should be able to use a form of medicine that is safe and effective.
 

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Afgoo Strain Review

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, February, 11th 2014 by THCFinder
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This strain is not one for the weak lunged stoner. With heavy indica dominant genetics, Afgoo has a great pine like scent that's incredibly sweet. Based on smell alone, you won't be able to turn down a bowl full of this amazing stain. While being very powerful, the strain manages to keep the user on their feet. If you need a strong indica but have things to do during the day, the Afgoo strain is for you.
 
Aside from the incredible pine scent, Afgoo has amazing benefits for patients suffering from anxiety, ADD/ADHD, arthritis, PTSD, and hypertension. It's effects are very long lasting and the body buzz that it gives the user are perfect for those in chronic pain. For those with anxiety, they experience an immense calm feeling, leaving them to rationally deal with decisions instead of letting their stress get the best of them.
 
With the worst effects being a dry mouth and a possibly sleepy outlook on the world, Afgoo is a great strain to keep in your medicine cabinet. Whether you're a patient or a recreational smoker, you can be sure that you'll enjoy this strain. Everyone loves a great indica and this one is , as most strains are, definitely worth a shot. Happy toking!  
 

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New Study Finds Cannabinoids May Treat Osteoarthritis

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, February, 10th 2014 by THCFinder
cannabis-helps-treat-osteoarthritisA study published in this month’s issue of the European Journal of Neurosciencehas found that cannabinoids may be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis.
 
According to the study; “Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease associated with articular cartilage degradation. The major clinical outcome of osteoarthritis is a complex pain state that includes both nociceptive and neuropathic mechanisms.”
 
It continues; “Currently, the therapeutic approaches for osteoarthritis are limited as no drugs are available to control the disease progression and the analgesic treatment has restricted efficacy. Increasing evidence from preclinical studies supports the interest of the endocannabinoid system as an emerging therapeutic target for osteoarthritis pain. Indeed, pharmacological studies have shown the anti-nociceptive effects of cannabinoids in different rodent models of osteoarthritis, and compelling evidence suggests an active participation of the endocannabinoid system in the pathophysiology of this disease.”
 
“The ubiquitous distribution of cannabinoid receptors, together with the physiological role of the endocannabinoid system in the regulation of pain, inflammation and even joint function further support the therapeutic interest of cannabinoids for osteoarthritis.”
 
Researchers for the study conclude that; “This review summarizes the promising results that have been recently obtained in support of the therapeutic value of cannabinoids for osteoarthritis management.”
 

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