More Anti-Cancer Properties Of Marijuana Revealed
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, October, 16th 2013 by THCFinder
Studies 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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Strain Review; Dutch Dragon
I love when strains contain the word "Dragon" because smoking always reminds me of dragons, especially with the huge bong hits that people take these days! While this strain won't let you breathe real fire, she's pretty fire herself. The Dutch Dragon is a plant with huge potential... Literally. As a warmth loving plant, this strain can reach heights of 9ft tall if grown outside. That's no weed! That's a small tree!
This strain is something you'd smoke with a group of good friends. It creates a giggly, happy high that's sure to keep everyone in a good mood. It's highly effective in fighting pain and stress, while at the same time keeping you productive. The bud has almost a coffee-like high that people compare to their favorite morning drink. This is a great daytime smoker, definitely wake and bake material.
Reportedly, there are users who claim to feel slight headaches when the high from Dutch Dragon begins to wear off. Other than that, there really aren't any negatives aside from the normal dry mouth. The buds are dense, good looking, and contain a good amount of THC. Clear headed highs are the best kinds, especially for patients who are suffering but still want to go about their normal activities.
See more strains here: http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/
Marijuana Chemicals Help Protect Body's Nervous System From MS
According to a study reported in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, chemical compounds which are found in marijuana could help treat multiple sclerosis.
Already being tested on mice, the study shows that marijuana helps prevent inflammation in the brain and spinal cord. "Inflammation is part of the body's natural immune response, but in cases like MS, it gets out of hand," says Dr. Ewa Kozela of Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Kozela continued by saying: "Our study looks at how compounds isolated from marijuana can be used to regulate inflammation to protect the nervous system and its functions."
Kozela also said that when marijuana is used wisely, it has a lot of potential, and that "We're just beginning to understand how it works."
Weed Prices Affect Amount Of Medicine For Patients Everywhere
Since every state is in a different place in the process of growing the best bud, those who smoke suffer at the mercy of the place where they get their weed. With prices all over varying from the rock bottom price of $25 an eighth to $90 for the same amount. The average cost of 3.5 grams seems to be somewhere around $55. Paying for weed is kind of a bummer at all, considering it's a plant and anyone should be allowed to grow it.
A lot of stoners say that the price of their bud is a huge impact on the amount they're smoke. Let's face it, before we're smokers, we have to be responsible adults. Bills and food come before weed (hopefully) so there are a lot of people who don't get enough of the medicine they need. They can't afford it. It's also a matter of who you know in your state. A friend that sells bud is sure to hook up his closest buddies before those that he doesn't really hang out with.
Of course, for those in illegal states, it's much worse. Since the risk of growing is so much higher, the weed must be transported in. This effects cost greatly because transporting marijuana across state lines is a serious offense. States such as certain areas of New Jersey, where the price of 3.5 grams is $90, the marijuana market is cripplingly expensive. The weed is barely affordable and stoners must cut back drastically. With high prices like this, it's sad to say that smoking would have to take a backseat for most people, especially in this economy.
In the legal states, the prices are as low as $25 for an eighth. Not only that but patients are allowed to grow their. A lot of smokers out there don't even need to pay for weed, just pay attention to their plants. While growing is difficult, it begins to save you large amounts of money, especially if you're buying a $50 eighth every few days and your weed smoking costs you $400 a month. When you think about it that way, it makes more sense to grow your own. Then, you know where the bud is coming from and you can grow whatever strain you want. In some places, $400 a month is rent or at least most of the other bills that stoners pay.
We can only hope that someday, all of our bud prices will be somewhere around the same. Preferably the $25 amount that some people enjoy. Unfortunately for now, a lot of us will have to continue to pay somewhere around $50 for an eighth of bud. Being able to afford bud is definitely a problem for a lot of patients that are still living in illegal states. The push for legalization will hopefully reach the states with the most expensive bud soon, so that patients will be able to get what they need.
Five Steps To Increase Your Marijuana Garden Yields
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, October, 13th 2013 by THCFinder
Many of you marijuana growers have probably heard the term “ScrOG” before. Much like many growing techniques, scrogging marijuana strives to make the process a little bit easier and a lot more beneficial. The term “ScrOG” is an abbreviation of “Screen of Green.” The idea behind the scrog method is to optimize your lights and to bring lower buds up to the top of the canopy where they could produce higher yields. It’s a method that has been around for a while (prior to high-intensity discharge—HID—lamps) and has been used effectively, even with basic fluorescent lights. Here’s how to do it;
1. Place a screen at 20 to 25 inches from the pots
2. Cut off the top cola of each plant
3. Prune bottom branches when top hits the screen
4. Force into flowering 2 days after pruning bottom
5. Attach all branches horizontally to the screen
Perhaps the most important thing to have with a scrog setup is a screen (generally some kind of wire or even a tight rope). A sturdy screen that can hold back the top canopy and has 2-inch by 2-inch squares built in will certainly be adequate. Screens are also the most important aspects of scrogging. You are effectively “training” the marijuana plants to grow in your desired direction without having to do anything harsh that could affect growth adversely. The distance between pots and the screen should be 20 to 25 inches
This is particularly useful for individuals who either have limited vertical space or limited light emission. Having a screen over the top of the plants, keeps them lower, but it also allows the light to concentrate more evenly on each of the plants. In addition, horizontal growth will still produce useful plants in the long run.
A Method to the Madness
But, the scrogging method isn’t all about setting up a screen and watching your marijuana grow. Although very little work is involved in general, you will still need to take great care if you want to scrog correctly.
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Should Any "Medibles" Be Off-Limits to Medical-Marijuana Users?
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, October, 12th 2013 by THCFinder
In this week's cover story, Ray Stern reports on certain preparations of marijuana that some prosecutors think is still illegal for dispensaries and medical-marijuana users.
It seems strange, since the voter-approved Medical Marijuana Act allows patients to possess marijuana buds and "any mixture or preparation thereof."
Some Debbie Downers, however, are pointing to an archaic law they say makes some preparations of marijuana illegal.
From Stern's story:
In 2011, though, cops and prosecutors took another look at the Arizona criminal code and found a loophole for themselves: Another statute, this one decades old, defines a "narcotic" called "cannabis" as the "resin extracted" from any part of the plant and "every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such resin of tetrahydrocannabinol [THC]."
It's an inaccurate definition, experts agree. For one thing, where it says "cannabis," it probably meant "hashish." Regardless, the new law seems to allow extracts with its "any mixture or preparation thereof" clause and arguably should trump the old law.
With direction from the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Phoenix police confirmed yesterday that they're prepared to use a crime lab to test "medibles" to see if they have any of this allegedly illegal resin in there, Stern reported yesterday.
It seems pretty clear from the Medical Marijuana Act that "any mixture or preparation thereof" means, you know, any mixture or preparation thereof.
What do you think? Should any type of "medible" product be off-limits to patients or producers?
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