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Study Finds Cannabis-Infused Microparticles Effectively Inhibit Tumor Growth

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, October, 2nd 2013 by THCFinder
cannabis-helps-stop-tumorsA study published recently by the journal PLoS One, as well as the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis-infused microparticles can be an effective anticancer agent.
 
For the study, researchers “analyzed CBD- and THC-loaded poly-ε-caprolactone microparticles as an alternative delivery system for long-term cannabinoid administration in a murine xenograft model of glioma [a type of tumor]”
 
According to the study; “In vitro characterization of THC- and CBD-loaded microparticles showed that this method of microencapsulation facilitates a sustained release of the two cannabinoids for several days”, it continues; “Local administration of THC-, CBD- or a mixture of THC- and CBD-loaded microparticles every 5 days to mice bearing glioma xenografts reduced tumour growth with the same efficacy than a daily local administration of the equivalent amount of those cannabinoids in solution”, demonstrating that the microparticles may be more effective at combating tumors than standardized forms of administration (such as inhalation or ingestion).
 
Researchers found conclusive evidence that “cannabinoid-loaded microparticles enhanced apoptosis and decreased cell proliferation and angiogenesis in these tumours.”
 
They conclude: “Our findings support that THC- and CBD-loaded microparticles could be used as an alternative method of cannabinoid delivery in anticancer therapies.”
 

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Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, October, 2nd 2013 by THCFinder

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Pot Curing; Worth It!

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, October, 1st 2013 by THCFinder
curing-your-budsGrowing pot is an extremely difficult thing to do. I'm pretty good at making edibles, making tincture, and even selling but growing... That's a whole different story. There's so much work put in to these plants that you can't help but respect the people who grow it, especially the people who grow it well. There's so many different ways that people grow this place. Everyone has a different method for growing their plants. I've been debating on how I want to smoke my end result from my tiny grow and one of the things I've been thinking about is curing the buds before smoking them.
 
Curing would be the process of letting the buds sit in jars for a while after they've been dried in harvested, for those of you that don't know. This process isn't the same as drying, where the buds are hung to let the moisture escape. Curing allows the chlorophyl to dissipate and the sugars/starches contained in the plant are turned in to THC. So not only will smoking fresh dried buds be a little harsh from chlorophyl but I don't believe that it will get you as stoned.
 
To properly cure weed after drying it, it works well if you put the buds in to mason jars. Keep them in a cool, dark place out of the sunlight. That'll just torch them and no one wants that. A few times a day, open the container that the weed is contained in and wipe any condensation from the inside of the lid. Rotate the buds a little bit so that they don't all stick together. You can leave them in the containers as long as you want. There's no such thing as overcuring. The buds will just get better with time. Leaving the buds in there for too short of a time is the part that you have to worry about.
 
When you get weed that smokes like garbage and it's super harsh, the grower probably didn't cure it. While the effort to grow the plant is appreciated, it is definitely better to cure the weed before letting it out in to the world. Pot that's not cured isn't nearly as good as pot that has been. To the growers that do cure their bud, thank you! And to the ones that don't, I hope you will! I don't know if getting uncured bud is an issue out on the west coast. Here on the east coast, getting weed that is not cured is a likely scenario and happens way more often than it should.

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What Are Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds?

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, October, 1st 2013 by THCFinder
cannabis-autoflower-seedsMy cousin recently asked me what ‘autoflowering cannabis seeds’ are and how are they different than ‘regular’ cannabis seeds. To be honest, I wasn’t exactly sure since I have always used the cloning method for my gardens in the past. I haven’t researched seeds all that much as a result, but figured this would be a good time to do so.
 
Based on my research, autoflowering cannabis seeds are ones that automatically switch from the vegetative phase to the flowering phase as time goes by (usually two to four weeks). This is different from ‘regular’ cannabis seeds which require changing the amount of light the plant gets in a given day to trigger the change in phase (photoperiod).
 
At the end of the day, the real question is ‘why are autoflowering cannabis seeds better than regular cannabis seeds?’ There seems to be many benefits according to what I’ve read. The obvious benefit is that the plant will change to flowering automatically, which can be a good thing for a newbie grower that doesn’t really know when to change their light cycle. People that have used autoflowering cannabis seeds have reported that their harvest comes sooner, which is significant.
 
Something that was pointed out to me from a friend on Facebook who lives in a non-medical marijuana state was that the plants that come from autoflowering cannabis seeds are shorter in size, which is better for ninja gardens that need to be kept secret. This isn’t as big of a deal for a legal garden, but definitely has it’s benefits for some recreational gardens in many parts of the country.
 
It seems to me like the biggest benefits would come from using autoflowering cannabis seeds in a sun grown garden setting (outdoor). So many sun grown harvests that I have seen over the years look like they were in the veg stage for too long and therefore didn’t get enough time in the flowering stage. The finished nugs are airy and ‘larfy’ as I always describe them. This is largely due to cold climates and short summers, which would be mitigated with plants that originate from autoflowering cannabis seeds. Many people have reported that they were able to do two harvests in the same summer using autoflowering cannabis seeds, which should sound good to any grower out there!
 
Have you used autoflowering cannabis seeds? If so, would you recommend them to someone else? Is there anything that you would like to add that I didn’t find in my research? Please post your comments in the comments section so that others can benefit from your knowledge and experience!
 

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Dabs; Good or Bad?

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, September, 30th 2013 by THCFinder
dabs-yes-or-noIf you don't know what dabs are, you're definitely behind the times on what's going on in the cannabis word. Dabs are a form of concentrated THC that is smoked. It is called numerous names, just like our dear Mary Jane (wax, shatter, oil, errl, etc). Unfortunately for those who indulge in this new form of getting stoned, parents and anti-marijuana campaigners are making dabs out to be the new heroin.
 
I have never tried to dab. It is not something that I am interested in, mostly because I have seen the results of badly made oil that looks like chunks of tar taken directly off of the road. Dabs are normally made with butane, which extracts the THC from the flowers and creates the concentrate, which can range from 70-90% THC. The concentrate can also be made with ice and water but takes a bit more effort but produces a MUCH better and much more desire result; ice wax.
 
The benefits of dabs include the following; They don't smell like weed does. Everyone who's transported weed in their car knows that that shit stinks. It's potent and cops can sniff it out better than doughnuts. Dabs don't give off that unmistakable odor. Another benefit is that since the THC is so concentrated, there is no need to have large amounts on you. It makes it easier to hide the substance in a purse or pocket. The best benefit (I think) is the fact that there are devices available to smoke dabs out of that are easily mistaken for an e-cigarette. Law enforcement won't know if you're exhaling water vapor or THC.
 
Now for the negative side. Whenever peoples tolerance to a drug gets too high, they seem to want to create something stronger to get the desired effect. While it may make sense to us as stoners, others don't see it that way. The making of dabs is extremely dangerous and should only EVER be attempted by a person who knows exactly what they are doing. There are numerous reports from all over the place of stupid kids trying to make BHO inside their house and blowing themselves up. Does that sound like meth to anyone else? That's how the anti-marijuana people view it. Uneducated kids are making the mistake of turning marijuana in to something that's actually harmful.
 
As I stated earlier, the area I live in does not produce quality shatter and I've seen severe butane headaches and people completely unable to function because they're literally too stoned. I'm not about that at all and would rather wait to try dabs when I have the opportunity to get well made product. Unfortunately, at this point in time, I think that it is a serious issue in the marijuana community. While the majority of stoners are getting higher than ever, there are people getting hurt trying to make this stuff. Obviously, since we know the conditions needed to produce this product, we have an inside perspective. Parents of the children who have hurt themselves by making BHO see it very differently than we do and will continue to use arguments like this against marijuana legalization.

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Phantom Cookies Cannabis Seeds

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, September, 30th 2013 by THCFinder

phantom-cookies-weedPhantom Cookies - Who Doesn't Like Cookie Dough? Instead 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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