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Blue Dream Strain

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, October, 6th 2013 by THCFinder
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There are so many different strains of marijuana that are grown today. People create new strains every single day. However, there are always those that stand out among others because they're just that great. When these strains come around, you do what you can to get your hands on it! Blue Dream is one of those strains for me. And for many people that I know. It has such a nice high that comes with it that you just can't deny it's greatness. 
 
The Blue Dream strain is a hybrid, bred from the Blueberry and Haze strains. It's a sativa dominant strain that has held on to the medical scene for it's benefits for patients. When it comes to weed, think of Blue Dream as the Belvedere. It's top shelf and people really love it. 
 
With a long lasting high that literally goes from your head to your toes, Blue Dream combines a body high with a head high. It's great for depression, anxiety, and stress. The feeling lasts long but won't knock you out on your couch for days. It allows you to fully function and ignore the worry that anxious people are always dealing with. It's a great wake and bake strain or something that you smoke when you have some work to do but want to be stoned while you do it. 
 
If I had to rate this strain on a scale of 1-10, I would rate it at a 9. This is one of my personal favorites. I wish that it was still as common around here as it used to be. If you haven't tried this strain and have access to it, I HIGHly suggest that you try it! :)
 
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Cannabis; the Cure For Cancer?

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, October, 5th 2013 by THCFinder
cannabis-the-sureColorado and Washington legalized weed. Everyone knows this by now. It's been huge news and a giant step for the movement. Now that it's legal, we're definitely going to see how the plant gets used in positive ways, for the good of patients. This is now happening in Colorado Springs, where a mother has decided that her son will not undergo chemotherapy for his leukemia, but will undergo cannabis treatments to combat the cancer.
 
The boy is only three years old and has already tried chemo, which he didn't do so well with. How could he? A three year old is supposed to be playing and enjoying their new life. Not hooked up to cell killing machines that may or (more likely) may not cure him. The boy's mother said that within the first three months of her son being on chemo, she could see him dying.
 
The subject of children and marijuana is a complicated one. Some doctors are okay with it and some are not. Since Colorado allows both medical and recreational, the choice was an easy one for Sierra Riddle. Doctors are able to give the young boy marijuana capsules that are filled with liquid. He takes these pills four times a day, rather than the numerous different kinds of pills that people in chemo are put on. Thanks to these pills, Landon Riddle is now in remission.
 
The negative side of this news is that someone who clearly doesn't believe in the power of cannabis ended up calling CPS on the family. This is absolutely insane, as the medicines that are given to children every day are far more dangerous than cannabis. As an adult, I have taken both Zoloft and Ativan as prescribed by my doctor. Those two pills alone were enough to make me feel like I was trying to swim through molasses. I've also taken Adderall, which most kids are on these days and that makes me freak out. I can't imagine the effect it would have on a child. Marijuana should be the first treatment tried, not the last.
 
More studies are needed on the relation of cannabis that is ingested by children. I do believe that children can benefit from cannabis that's high in CBD rather than THC if they are ill and need medicine. At least cannabis is a nonaddictive substance. Most pills that you can get at the pharmacy are addictive. Trying a natural cure first wouldn't hurt anybody, would it?

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The Problem with Edible Strengths

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, October, 4th 2013 by THCFinder
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If you've never eaten anything with weed in it, stop reading this article right now, go find a bud brownie, and eat it. Then come back and continue reading. Eating your pot is one of the best ways that you can get stoned. It's a completely different high, not to mention you kill two birds with one stone by curing the munchies before you even get them.
 
I've never been in a dispensary. I make my edibles by dumping whatever amount of bud butter I feel like. I have no labeling system and from what I've heard, neither do the dispensaries. This is somewhat of a bummer because everyone should be using the same system to rate the strength of their weed food. Not everyone wants to sink in to their couch for hours. Some people really do need just the right amount of weed to make the pain that they feel go away.
 
My knowledge of the current system of rating the potency of edibles goes something like this: sometimes, something is a XXX. Other times, it's a 10X. You might see 1000X. I have no idea what any of that means. Why is there a need for X's? Salvia and spice are labeled with X's so someone needs to explain to me why the medical weed for patients is labeled with the same letter as the fake, dangerous trash that is sold at the corner gas station that may or may not be a heroin front.
 
What's wrong with keeping it simple? A scale of 1-10 has never really failed before so why not have a universal way to label the edibles on that scale? An edible at a 1 level would be the weakest strength. Now, I understand that everyone who makes the edibles makes them with different amounts of weed. So say that there's a banana bread loaf at the dispensary with a label of 1 on it. Now, on the label, it should say that there's y-amount to x-amount of grams under the one. If it's a weak loaf, let's say 7-10 grams. That would be labeled with a 1. Makes sense right? Then, the 2 label would be 10-15 grams or so, you know?
 
A system like that would be a much easier way to tell patients what they're going to get out of their medicine. And as I said before, putting the same letter rating on my weed as that crappy spice is just disrespectful, am I right? ;) Having a universal system will make selling the edibles so much easier to the patients who aren't exactly sure of the doses they're getting rather than having to refer to an absurd amount of x's. Patients need to know how much medicine is in their food and I think that a simple number system would be perfect for that!

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New Study: Marijuana May Treat Addiction To Hard Drugs

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, October, 3rd 2013 by THCFinder
mj-helps-treat-addiction-to-hard-drugsAccording to a new study published last week by the National Institute of Health, cannabis may be an effective treatment in curing people of addiction from hard drugs such as cocaine and amphetamines.
 
According to researchers, this study “presents an up-to-date review with deep insights into the pivotal role of the ECBS [endocannabinod system] in the neurobiology of stimulant addiction and the effects of its modulation on addictive behaviors. They state that; “A growing number of studies support a critical role of the ECBS and its modulation by synthetic or natural cannabinoids in various neurobiological and behavioral aspects of stimulants addiction.”
 
For the study, researchers found that “cannabinoids modulate brain reward systems closely involved in stimulants addiction, and provide further evidence that the cannabinoid system could be explored as a potential drug discovery target for treating addiction across different classes of stimulants.”
 

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Blue Dream Strain

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, October, 3rd 2013 by THCFinder
Review of the Blue Dream strain

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Mom Chooses Medical Marijuana Over Chemo As Treatment For 3-Year-Old Son's Cancer

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, October, 2nd 2013 by THCFinder
medical-mj-over-chemoOne year ago, 3-year-old Landon Riddle was diagnosed with leukemia. Under doctors' orders, his mother Sierra Riddle began treatment for her young son: aggressive chemotherapy and radiation.
 
But while still living in Utah, Sierra watched her little boy become violently ill from the chemotherapy -- Landon suffered nerve-damage in his legs, nausea that led to vomiting dozens of times a day, intense pain and at one point went 25 days without eating following the treatment, according to CNN.
 
"Around the clock, he was usually on liquid morphine, Ativan, Promethexane," Sierra told CNN back in July. "And it just really didn't seem to be helping."
 
Feeling like her family "didn't have anything left to lose" she looked into medical marijuana treatment. She moved her family to Colorado Springs, Colo. to benefit from the state's marijuana laws and started to give Landon liquid forms of both Cannabidiol, or CBD, and Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC.
 
"Within four weeks we could see the improvement," Sierra told KRDO.
 
Users of medical marijuana have said that THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that is associated with the "high" sensation, can also be an effective pain killer as well as inhibit feelings of nausea.
 
And research from a pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco suggests that CBD, the non-toxic, non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant, could actually stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer.
 
Sierra swapped chemotherapy for cannabis therapy and has seen her son return to his old energetic self and his cancer go into remission. Her decision to use medical marijuana as treatment for her son's cancer has raised some eyebrows in the traditional medical community -- so much so, that one Colorado doctor reported Sierra to Human Services for refusing chemotherapy for Landon.
 

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