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Over 100,000 NYC Residents Could Benefit From Access To Medical Cannabis

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, August, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
nyc-medical-mj-patientsMore than 100,000 New York City residents suffering from serious medical conditions such as cancer and chronic pain could benefit from legal access to cannabis therapy, according to a report released today by the New York City Comptroller’s Office. The mission of the Comptroller’s Office is to ensure the financial health of New York City by advising the Mayor, the City Council, and the public of the City’s financial condition.
 
The report, entitled “100,000 Reasons: Medical Marijuana in the Big Apple,” finds that some 8 out of 10 New Yorkers endorse permitting patient access to medical cannabis, and estimates that at least 100,000 City residents would immediately benefit from its legalization.
 
“[W]e believe this is a conservative estimate,” authors of the report state, “because registration for medical marijuana programs in the various states falls short of the potential. Patients experience social stigma and related social sanctions for using medical marijuana, and many doctors are not familiar with its benefits. Moreover, the federal government has created unnecessary obstacles for academic and research institutions to study marijuana, thereby impeding research that could lead to a broader use of medical marijuana.”
 
The report endorses various legal and legislative efforts to amend state and federal marijuana laws. Locally, the report’s authors recommend that New York City establish a ‘Medical Cannabis Research Fund’ to engage in clinical study of the plant; they further proposes the establishment of cannabis grow operations at selected public hospitals. The report also recommends that health insurance providers be required cover some costs related to medical cannabis expenses.
 
“In the 1980s, New York State acknowledged marijuana’s medicinal value and supported research for chemotherapy patients,” the report concludes. “Even though the findings were impressive, the State stopped there. Thirty years later, New York still denies seriously ill patients access to this evidence-based treatment, even as 20 states and Washington D.C. have legalized it. … Today, at least 100,000 New York City residents with the same afflictions could benefit from the same relief. By following the recommendations outlined in this report, we can hit the ground running where we left off just 30 years ago and make a meaningful impact for New Yorkers suffering today and for years to come.”
 

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Harvard Study Finds Cannabis Cuts Tumor Growth In Half In Three Weeks

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, August, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
study-shows-cannabis-shrinks-tumorsA Harvard study from 2007 which remains the most comprehensive ever released on THC’s potential to combat tumors found that in just three weeks doses of THC were able to cut lung cancer tumor growth in half in mice subjects, and were able to reduce cancer lesions by even more.
 
For the study, Harvard researchers tested THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, which is found naturally in cannabis) on cancer cells in labs, and followed that up by studying mice subjects.
 
The lab demonstration found that doses of THC inhibited growth and spread in the cancer cells; “When the cells are pretreated with THC, they have less EGFR stimulated invasion as measured by various in-vitro assays,” states Anju Preet, PhD, who was one of the researchers for the study.
 
Following the lab test, researchers dosed mice – which were implanted with human lung cancer cells – with THC, and found that in just three weeks, tumors were reduced in both size and weight by roughly 50% compared to a control group. According to Preet, cancer lesions on the lungs were also reduced – by nearly 60% – and there was as a significant reduction in “protein markers” associated with cancer progression.
 
Researchers predict that THC had such a positive effect on combating tumors because it activates molecules that arrest the cell cycle, and may also interfere with the processes of angiogenesis and vascularization, which lead to cancer growth.
 
Over 6 years since its original release, this study remains one of the most important cannabis-related studies ever released.
 

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Weed Edibles: The Most Creative Marijuana Food Products

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, August, 30th 2013 by THCFinder
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With many states on their way to legalizing marijuana, the conversation surrounding this herb has been even louder than usual lately. With legalization (both for recreational and medicinal purposes) has come a new wave of creativity in terms of one of weed's most popular forms: edibles.
 
While it may not surprise you that brownies remain one of the most popular marijuana-infused baked goods, it seems that the possibilities are endless when it comes to weed edibles -- we found dispensaries selling everything from throat lozenges to fudge. Considering the way the Internet blew up over Nugtella, we expect even more creations to come.
 

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Relief Delivered directly to your home!

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, August, 30th 2013 by THCFinder

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Are you a California medical cannabis patient who cannot drive or leave home? Now you can order TetraLabs smoke-free products with personal delivery anywhere in California from the comfort of your own home.

 

Enroll today in TetraLabs Patient Direct.

Get $20 off and free home delivery

on any order over $100.* A $40 value.

 

Order Discreetly and Save $40.  California medical cannabis patients can join the TetraLabs Collective and order smoke-free TetraLabs products online and our driver will deliver anywhere in California. And get $20 off plus free home delivery on any order over $100.* A $40 value. Also available in many California dispensaries. For a dispensary list, click here.

 

Enroll here with Coupon Code: THCFinder1

 

Four Smoke-Free Alternatives.  Just swallow a GoldCap™, and go about your business with all-day relief. Or use the faster-acting GoldMist™ Oral Spray as if it were a breath freshener. Or get instant relief with the GoldPen™ Personal vaporizer. Or use PureGold™ Squeeze Tubes to refill the GoldPen or other vaporizers.

 

Unrivaled Purity and Consistency.  TetraLabs produces pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis products that contain the highest-purity, natural cannabinoids available. No other company in the industry offers our levels of quality, dependability and repeatability. GoldCaps contain only PureGold and grape seed oil. GoldMist contains only PureGold, grain alcohol and flavorings. GoldPen cartridges and PureGold Squeeze Tubes contain only ultra-pure natural cannabinoids with a touch of limonene. Crystal-clear contents mean you can see there’s no powdered cannabis, hashish, kif or hash oil. There are also no molds, pesticides, solvents, bacteria, toxins or other contaminants. That’s why our products are safe even for patients with suppressed immune systems.

 

Questions? Email info@tetralabs.com

 

*Offer expires 9-30, 2013. One coupon per patient. California TetraLabs collective members only.


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Cannabis May Help Heal The Brain After Injury

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, August, 29th 2013 by THCFinder
cannabis-may-help-brain-injuriesA new study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex has found evidence that activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors may lead to neuroprotective benefits which can help heal the brain after a traumatic injury.
 
According to researchers for the study; “The results provided the first evidence for the involvement of ECS [endocannabinoid system] in the neuroprotective action of minocycline on brain edema, neurological impairment, diffuse axonal injury, and microglial activation, since all these effects were prevented by the CB1 and CB2 receptor antagonists.”
 
These findings suggest that activiation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors (such as consuming cannabis) is vital in bringing about the neuroprotective effects of the drug minocycline. The results indicate that activation of the cannabinoid system may increase the beneficial effects of a number of other prescription drugs, and may, on its own, have vast neuroprotective capabilities.
 
These findings, though not directly related, help to validate a study released earlier this year which found that even miniscule amounts of cannabinoids (in this instance, THC) may protect the brain after injuries from things such as seizures, toxic drug exposure and a lack of oxygen.
 

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Arizona Boy to Be Given Medical Marijuana for Seizures

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, August, 29th 2013 by THCFinder
child-given-medical-cannabisZander Welton, 5, was born with cortical dysplasia, a genetic defect that disrupts cellular patterns in the brain and is often the cause of epilepsy.
 
Zander had his first seizure when he was 9 months old and now has them weekly. His parents, Jennifer and Jacob Welton of Mesa, Ariz., said they had tried multiple treatments, including various medications, brain surgery and even shock therapy, to help Zander.
 
Zander’s cortical dysplasia, combined with autism, has limited his speech to grunts or squeals, according to ABC affiliate KNXV-TV in Phoenix. He lets his parents know he is thirsty by bringing them an empty cup.
 
“If he’s sick, we have no way of knowing,” Jennifer Welton told  KNXV-TV.
 
But Zander’s treatments have not completely stopped his seizures, according to his mother. She told KNXV-TV that while his medication helped lessen their severity, they made him more combative.
 
The severity of Zander’s seizures can vary greatly. Sometimes only his eyes twitch, while other times the seizures are so severe Zander’s entire body stiffens, and he stops breathing, Welton told KNXV-TV.
 

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