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New research shows marijuana compounds do fight cancer

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, October, 24th 2013 by THCFinder
study-finds-marijuana-compounds-fight-cancerDebate is just beginning in Washington over how medical marijuana will be grown and distributed now that the rules for the recreational market are established. Meanwhile, research into medical benefits of compounds within the cannabis plant continues to show effectiveness.
 
Effectiveness against pain in its many forms and other side effects of major diseases – or the palliative side of marijuana use – have been pretty well established, but can marijuana directly take on a disease as big, scary and deadly as cancer?
 
“What we’ve shown using just a few of these (cannabis) compounds is that the effects against cancer are really profound. They really are,” said Dr. Wai Liu, a senior research fellow at St George’s University of London.
 
Anticancer success
 
Quick note: Cannabinoids are the chemicals in marijuana that have effects in the body, some have psychoactive (or make you high) effects such as THC, and others such as CBD don’t have psychoactive effects but do interact with the body’s “cannabinoid receptors.” There are more than 85 “cannabinoids” in marijuana.
 
Liu’s most recent published research “explored the activity of six cannabinoids, used both alone and in combination in leukaemic cells.” The research was published in Anticancer Research: International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment.
 
He said the anticancer activity of THC has been “known for sometime” but that THC’s psychoactive effect or tendency to get you high limits its use as a cancer-fighting agent. That’s partly due to the negative social stigma about getting high and, of course, not everyone wants to experience a high.
 
So, he set out to explore the cancer fighting ability of other cannabinoids that don’t get you high.
 
“We have shown that these six other agents that lack psychoactivity are also just as effective as an anti-cancer agent,” he said. Chief among the six was cannabidiol or CBD.
 
His research found that “if you were to use one or two of these on their own, that would inhibit cancer growth. However, we’re clinicians. Not only do we want cancer to not grow, but we’re also wanting to see cell death.”
 

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Strain Review; Ace Of Spades

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, October, 23rd 2013 by THCFinder
ace-of-spades-weedAn interesting mix of Black Cherry Soda and Jack the Ripper, the Ace Of Spades is a sweet and sometimes sour strain. I highly recommend eating some Sour Patch Kids while smoking it, as they seem to compliment each other. It has a very pungent smell of earthy berries and citrus that permeates whatever space the weed happens to be in.
 
Ace Of Spades plants get huge and will take over small spaces fast, so those of you looking to grow it, make sure there's adequate room. Flowers appear in about 8 weeks. The buds that are produced from these plants are like little rainbows, varying in colors of purple, green, orange, blues, and pinks. Ridiculous, right? It gives Northern Lights a run for it's money in the colorful department.
 
The effects of the Ace will make the user incredibly creative. Art school? Make this your new favorite strain. It'll help you bust out that shading final with ease. It also relieves stress in patients. A creative, stress free high sounds pretty awesome to me! And as always with weed, there really are no bad side effects other than that cotton mouth!

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FDA Approves Trials For Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Medicine

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, October, 23rd 2013 by THCFinder
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The U.S. Federal Drug Administration has given unprecedented approval for two separate trials of Epidiolex, a liquid medicine made entirely of cannabis; the substance contains 98% cannabidiol, a nonpsychoactive compound found in cannabis – the remaining 2% consist of various trace amounts of other cannabinoids.
 
The studies will be led by Orrin Devinsky, MD at New York University’s School of Medicine, and Roberta Cilio, MD, PhD, at the University of California.
 
Each study will involve 25 participants, all children.
 
Epidiolex is manufactured by GW Pharmaceuticals, the company behind Sativex, a cannabis-derived medicinal spray which has been approved for treating multiple sclerosis in multiple countries, including Canada.
 
According to Geoffrey Guy, MD, chairman of GW Pharmaceuticals, cannabidiol is more than just an anti-seizure agent. “It’s anti-inflammatory, neuro-modulatory, and has been shown in animals to counter neonatal hypoxic ischemia [oxygen starvation during delivery] —an important problem you see after seizures in these children.”
 

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Phantom Cookies - Who Doesn't Like Cookie Dough?

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, October, 21st 2013 by THCFinder

phantom-cookies-weedInstead of pumping out another Girl Scout Cookie copycat, Grand Daddy Purp's Ken Estes crafted his own take on this trend. These scrumptious cannabis seeds have a satisfying flavour that's tastes like sweet, gooey cookie dough & who doesn't like cookie dough when the munchies hit? With independent testing that shows THC as high as 23% and yields as high as 2 pounds per plant, there is absolutely nothing not to love about Phantom Cookies! Here's something else you're going to love - Gorilla Seeds sells a 10 pack of Phantom Cookies Seeds for just £54.99 - a real bargain! Gorilla also offers world-wide shipping & discreet packaging


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THCFinder App

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, October, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
thcfinder-medical-marijuana-dispensary-appWhile it's totally convenient to find dispensaries on our online site, we understand that not everyone has the time to sit at a desktop computer. At that, not everyone actually has a computer to use. What are you going to do when you run out of medicine and you're in a different area? Your quest to find medicine stays with THCFinder, whether you're on the iPhone or Android with our mobile app.
 
The mobile app does everything that the website does, just a bit more condensed, in reference to finding a dispensary near your location. The app gives member reviews of the dispensaries so that you know you're going to get. We also included ratings. Each dispensary is also equipped with a menu option. By seeing what they offer a head of time, you can go in, get your meds, and get medicated quicker because of THCFinder on the go!
 
Not only does the app allow you to discover your new favorite place to get your bud, you can also read the blog! Read all of the articles posted on the site right from your mobile phone. Read about strains, marijuana laws, news, and stoner insight, plus look at all of the photos of dank nugs that we post!
 
The app is also a good way to save money, as we've included a feature that allows you to find deals. It's tough to make money these days and we want you to still be able to afford your weed! The deals are constantly updated and have their own section of the app. You can look at all of the different deals at the dispensaries near you. THCFinder wants you to find the best deals, the best medicine, and medicate in the best way possible. We hope that our mobile app helps you out in your quest to medicate and be healthy.
 
iPhone version - http://goo.gl/1fL9l
Android version - http://goo.gl/kIqHw

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More Anti-Cancer Properties Of Marijuana Revealed

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, October, 16th 2013 by THCFinder
mj-has-anti-cancer-propertiesStudies have shown that marijuana not only helps fight the symptoms of treating cancer but also the disease itself. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, often gets the credit for battling cancer cells, but a new study shows that THC isn’t working alone. The study conducted at St. George’s University of London, led by Dr. Wai Liu, examined six non-hallucinogenic chemicals found in marijuana, called cannabinoids. The study found that each of these chemicals showed anti-cancer properties as effective as THC. Furthermore, when these chemicals are used in combination, they have an even greater impact on cancer cells.
 
The anti-cancer properties of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary hallucinogenic component of cannabis, has been recognised for many years, but research into similar cannabis-derived compounds, known as cannabinoids, has been limited.
 
Of six cannabinoids studied, each demonstrated anti-cancer properties as effective as those seen in THC. Importantly, they had an increased effect on cancer cells when combined with each other.
 
Dr Liu said: “This study is a critical step in unpicking the mysteries of cannabis as a source of medicine. The cannabinoids examined have minimal, if any, hallucinogenic side effects, and their properties as anti-cancer agents are promising. These agents are able to interfere with the development of cancerous cells, stopping them in their tracks and preventing them from growing. In some cases, by using specific dosage patterns, they can destroy cancer cells on their own.”
 

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