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New York Governor To Legalize Medical Marijuana Through Executive Action

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, January, 6th 2014 by THCFinder
ny-govNew York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has plans this week to announce an executive action that would legalize medical marijuana. Governor Cuomo’s plan is a strict one, but would be a step in the right direction. According to media reports out of New York the executive action would allow 20 hospitals across New York to prescribe marijuana to people with cancer, glaucoma and/or other conditions that meet standards to eventually be set by the New York State Department of Health.
 
No other state medical marijuana program was created by an executive action. The first ones were via the initiative process because politicians weren’t prepared to pass legislation to create medical marijuana programs. Then, slowly, state Legislatures created programs. This is definitely a welcomed third route for legalizing medical marijuana, and one that I hope other Governor’s will pursue.
 
According to the New York Times, “The governor’s action also comes as advocates for changing drug laws have stepped up criticism of New York City’s stringent enforcement of marijuana laws, which resulted in nearly 450,000 misdemeanor charges from 2002 to 2012, according to the Drug Policy Alliance, which advocates more liberal drug laws.”
 
Medical marijuana has had growing support in New York for quite awhile now. It’s a shame that it has taken this long for New York patients to finally get the legal protection they deserve. The fight is far from over. Just because the Governor issues an executive action doesn’t mean that there won’t be push back inside and outside of the state. And until every patient has safe access to safe medicine, activists in New York should remain as active as possible.

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Strain Review; Berkeley

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, January, 2nd 2014 by THCFinder
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A lot of people these days are under enough stress that it makes them physically ill. The most common effect of this increased stress is migraines. Everyone around me constantly seems to be suffering from a serious headache, especially my boyfriend. Does this sound like something that you deal with if? If it is, I highly (haha) recommend that you pick up a bit of Berkeley bud to cure that annoying pain in your skull.
 
This weed is said to be the product of a Berkeley University student. It has a very high THC content (up to 28%) and flowers in about four weeks, which is insanely fast and now I desire to get my hands on some of these seeds. The Berkeley strain is primarily sativa and is sure to give you an energetic high. Be careful though! Some smokers have reported some anxiety and paranoia related with this strain.
 
While paranoia may be a negative side effect, you'll be able to go about your day with a more manageable pounding inside of your head, rather than a full blown migraine. The Berkeley strain will also provide enhanced creativity, an uplifting high, and as well as some added energy. Since nausea is a side effect of migraines, this strain will also help with that problem!
 

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Marijuana Can Kill Colon Cancer Cells

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, January, 2nd 2014 by THCFinder
mj-kills-colon-cancer-cellsA new study published in the most recent issue of the journal Phytomedicine, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis-based medicines may provide a cure for colon cancer.
 
For the study, researchers “investigated the effect of a standardized Cannabis sativa extract with high content of cannabidiol (CBD), here named CBD BDS, i.e. CBD botanical drug substance, on colorectal cancer cell proliferation and in experimental models of colon cancer in vivo.”
 
While conducting the study, it was found that; “CBD reduced cell proliferation in tumoral, but not in healthy, cells. In vivo, CBD reduced AOM-induced preneoplastic lesions and polyps as well as tumour growth in the xenograft model of colon cancer.”
 
Researchers conclude that “CBD attenuates colon carcinogenesis and inhibits colorectal cancer cell proliferation via CB1 and CB2 receptor activation. The results may have some clinical relevance for the use of Cannabis-based medicines in cancer patients.”
 

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Illinois Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect Today

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, January, 1st 2014 by THCFinder
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It has been a long road for medical marijuana patients in Illinois, and unless you suffer from a very short list of qualifying conditions, the road will be even longer. Illinois’ very strict medical marijuana law takes effect today. Illinois doesn’t allow home cultivation, and doesn’t have any dispensaries open yet, so the law taking effect today is largely symbolic.
 
According to Illinois’ medical marijuana law, patients will eventually be able to obtain up to “2.5 ounces of usable cannabis during a period of 14 days and that is derived solely from an intrastate source.” The phrase ‘derived solely from an interstate source’ is going to be the sticking point for medical marijuana patients in Illinois. There currently are no interstate sources, and without home gardens, it’s going to be tough to get safe access, even after dispensaries open. Illinois will be a lot like New Jersey, where shortages are frequent, and safe access leaves a lot to be desired.
 
In order to become a patient in Illinois, you must suffer from one of the following conditions:
 
cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia/wasting syndrome, muscular dystrophy, severe fibromyalgia, spinal cord disease, including but not limited to arachnoiditis, Tarlov cysts, hydromyelia, syringomyelia, Rheumatoid arthritis, fibrous dysplasia, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Arnold-Chiari malformation and Syringomyelia, Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA), Parkinson’s, Tourette’s, Myoclonus, Dystonia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type I), Causalgia, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type II), Neurofibromatosis, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Sjogren’s syndrome, Lupus, Interstitial Cystitis, Myasthenia Gravis, Hydrocephalus, nail-patella syndrome, residual limb pain, or the treatment of these conditions
 

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Strain Review; Chocolate Chunk

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, January, 1st 2014 by THCFinder
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I'll give you one guess as to what this strain will help. Well a lot of you probably read the blog about marijuana and PMS that I recently wrote. Here's one of the strains that will help the ladies deal with the cramps, fatigue, and annoyances that come with being a female. Chocolate chunk flowers fast, in 55 days, so it's a good strain to have around for a fast harvest.
 
Chocolate gives the smoker a lazy, elevated high. It'll make you sink in the that couch for the whole day so be careful. It is highly effective in fighting stress and the symptoms related with PMS. Not only that, but this particular strain also helps with depression, anxiety, and don't forget appetite loss. As most girls know, all of these things result from PMS. Your significant other will be extremely happy if you keep a jar of Chunk around.
 
You really can't argue with such a good tasting, beneficial bud. It has a high indica percentage and will help with sleeping as well, since it already makes you incredibly lazy. This weed is so powerful that it makes patients forget the fact that they're in pain. This strain is a GREAT one for medical benefits and not only can help PMS but I would assume would be excellent for people who play sports as well, with the high stress and possibly painful environment that they deal with every day. If you see Chocolate Chunk at your local clinic, at least try a bit of it or keep it around for one of those sick days!
 
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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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