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Seed Vendors That Ship To The States

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, December, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
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It's hard to find any sort of seed vendor that ships the the United States, since cannabis is still illegal here. Putting a seed in the ground will make you a felon in some states, an action that does nothing more then move along the course of nature. Finding good genetics can be hard, especially for those growing in less than desirable states. I've gone a head and done some research on the subject, providing the following list of five seed vendors that will ship stateside. Keep in mind that growing marijuana is still a crime in most states and you should be careful about what you do with these seeds. Just don't get in trouble.
 
These guys have a great selection and fast shipping, plus they tend to send surprise extras with your order. This site is highly recommended if you're looking for some good seeds.
 
Dr. Chronic is highly recommended for those looking to buy seeds in the US. There are tons of different strains to choose from, as well as good shipping times and fair prices. As of the writing of this blog, their website is under construction so keep that in mind if you decide to visit.
 
This site is extremely well put together and easy to navigate. Stoners that have ordered seeds from this site are extremely happy with the speedy shipping and good genetics. They sell almost any strain you can think of, from beastly indica strains to the "let's get shit done" sativas and everything in between!
 
Although these seeds will be a little bit more expensive, the quick arrival and the discreet packaging make up for it. Rhino Seeds is worth checking out if you're in the market for some new strains.
 
Free seeds with every order? Sign me up! Not only that but this site allows you to buy a single seed at a time, letting you test out the strains before you fill your grow room with them. Now if that's not awesome, I don't know what is when it comes to seed banks!

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Cannabinoids Can Treat Neuroinflammation

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, December, 30th 2013 by THCFinder
cannabis-treats-inflmationA new study published in the journal Cell Immunology has found that activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors - something done naturally by cannabis and cannabinoids – has neuroinflammatory capabilities.
 
According to the study; “Here we showed that Gp1a, a highly selective CB2 [cannabinoid receptor 2] agonist, with a four log higher affinity for CB2 than CB1, reduced clinical scores and facilitated recovery in EAE [experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, a disease of the central nervous system] in conjunction with long term reduction in demyelination and axonal loss.”
 
The study continues; “This is the first report on the in vivo CB2-mediated Gp1a inhibition of Th17/Th1 differentiation. We also confirmed the Gp1a-induced inhibition of Th17/Th1 differentiation in vitro, both in non-polarizing and polarizing conditions. The CB2-induced inhibition of Th17 differentiation is highly relevant in view of recent studies emphasizing the importance of pathogenic self-reactive Th17 cells in EAE/MS.
 
Researchers conclude that “the combined effect on Th17 differentiation and immune cell accumulation into the CNS, emphasize the relevance of CB2 selective ligands as potential therapeutic agents in neuroinflammation.”
 

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New Study: Cannabis Effective In Treating Chrohn's Disease

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, December, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
mmj-studyA new clinical study published in the journal Pharmacology and by the National Institute of Health has found that cannabis is effective in treating Chrohn’s disease, which is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
 
According to researchers at the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology at the Medical University of Graz in Austria; “In ancient medicine, cannabis has been widely used to cure disturbances and inflammation of the bowel. A recent clinical study now shows that the medicinal plant Cannabis sativa has lived up to expectations and proved to be highly efficient in cases of inflammatory bowel diseases.”
 
They continue; “In a prospective placebo-controlled study, it has been shown what has been largely anticipated from anecdotal reports, i.e. that cannabis produces significant clinical benefits in patients with Crohn’s disease. The mechanisms involved are not yet clear but most likely include peripheral actions on cannabinoid receptors 1 and 2, and may also include central actions.
 

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Bill To Expand New Jersey Medical Marijuana Law Advances Despite Veto Threat

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, December, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
bill-for-nj-mmjMedical marijuana legislation has advanced in New Jersey that would expand the state’s medical marijuana program, despite a vow from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie that he would veto the bill. The New Jersey Assembly passed the bill 50-23. According to the bill, the legislation “Permits qualifying patients to possess and use medical marijuana legally obtained from another jurisdiction; extends State medical marijuana laws to qualifying out-of-State patients; expands ability of parents to serve as primary caregiver to minor children.”
 
The medical marijuana bill still has to be sent to the New Jersey Senate, and if passed, would be sent to Governor Chris Christie’s desk. He may veto it, but he is going to look like a heartless, un-compassionate A hole if he does. Governor Christie can throw around all the rhetoric he wants, but at the end of the day, he will be slapping suffering patients in the face. No child should have to suffer so that a politician can cling to failed policies.
 
The New Jersey medical marijuana program is the worst operating in the nation. There are only three dispensaries for the entire state, very few people qualify for the program, and there is not enough medicine to go around to the patients that do qualify. There are no home gardens allowed. I get so many e-mails from patients in New Jersey complaining about medicine access problems. It breaks my heart that I can’t help them.
 
“We don’t want to watch our child die because the department of health and Christie are blocking the program,” a parent who helped draft the bill said. “If they want to play politics with people’s health, let them as it will come back to haunt them. But in the meantime, don’t block our ability to get the life saving medicine my child needs from another source.”

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Cannabinoids May Help Revive Individuals After Cardiac Arrest

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, December, 23rd 2013 by THCFinder
cardiac-help-from-cannabanoidsAn intriguing new study being published in next month’s issue of the journal Critical Care Medicine, and published online early by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabinoid-based medicine administered through IV may provide a method of helping an individual resuscitate from cardiac arrest.
 
According to researchers, who examined rate models of cardiac arrest, “Blood temperatures decreased from 37°C to 33°C in 4 hours in animals in WIN55, 212-2 [cannabinoid receptor agonist] hypothermia group.. There was a significant improvement in myocardial function in the animals treated with WIN55, 212-2 hypothermia beginning at 1 hour after start of infusion.”
 
They continue; “WIN55, 212-2 hypothermia group was associated with significantly improved neurologic deficit scores and survival time when compared with placebo control group and WIN55, 212-2 with normal body temperature group.”
 
They conclude that; “In a rat model of cardiac arrest, better postresuscitation myocardial function, neurological deficit scores, and longer duration of survival were observed by the pharmacologically induced hypothermia with WIN55, 212-2. The improved outcomes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation following administration of WIN55, 212-2 appeared to be the results from its temperature reduction effects.”
 

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Marijuana May Provide Treatment For Hodgkin Lymphoma

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, December, 21st 2013 by THCFinder
cannabis-cancer-helpA new study published in the journal PLoS One as well as the National Institute of Health has found that cannabis may serve as a treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a cancer of lymph tissue (found in the spleen, liver, bone marrow and other areas).
 
For the study, researchers at Goethe-University, Leipzig University and Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg ”examined the distribution of CB1  [cannabinoid receptor 1] protein in primary cases of HL (Hodgkin lymphoma). Using lymphoma derived cell lines, the role of CB1 signaling on cell survival was investigated.”
 
After conducting the study, researchers concluded that; “The present study identifies CB1 as a feature of HL, which might serve as a potential selective target in the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma.”
 
Given that cannabis serves as a direct and natural agonist to our body’s cannabinoid receptors, cannabis may provide an ideal treatment for the cancer, which is responsible for hundreds of deaths each year according to the American Cancer Society.
 

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