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Cannabis Can Prevent Cancer Caused By Cigarette Use, According To New Study

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, August, 20th 2013 by THCFinder
cannabis-fights-cancerA new study published by the journal J-Stage, and funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, has found that cannabinoids - whether THC, CBD or CBDV – were effective at blocking a certain enzyme which is known to cause cancer, and is produced in large amount when cigarettes are consumed.
 
“These results suggest that the pentylresorcinol structure in CBD may have structurally important roles in direct CYP1A1 inhibition, although the whole structure of CBD is required for overall inhibition”, according to researchers.
 
CYP1A1 is an enzyme which isn’t dangerous at low-levels, but is produced in large quantities when someone smokes cigarettes; at large doses, the enzyme has been linked to cancer.
 
Researchers state that; “Accordingly, CBD and its related compounds, which are potent inhibitors of CYP1A1 activity, would be useful as a lead compound in anticancer chemotherapy.”
 

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Would You Support A Plan to Legalize Medical Marijuana in Georgia?

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, August, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
gorgia-mmj-planAccording to a press release from James Bell, the director for Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform and Education (Georgia C.A.R.E.), Georgia activists believe the state of Georgia is ready to consider legislation allowing for medical marijuana.
 
“We believe the people of Georgia will support our efforts to allow patients with serious medical conditions to use marijuana under doctor’s supervision. We’re ready to take our plan to state lawmakers”, Bell said.  “In 1980 Georgia was one of the first states in the nation to pass a compassionate medical marijuana law. We believe Georgia lawmakers are no less compassionate today. We should not treat patients like criminals.”
 
In a seven page report, Georgia C.A.R.E. gave the following outline on how to remove criminal penalties and allow doctors to provide for a safe, legal source of medical marijuana.
 

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Cannabis Use Associated With Better Memory And Cognitive Function On Those With Schizophrenia

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, August, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
cannabis-helps-cog-abilitiesA new government funded study published in the journal Psychiatry Research has found that heavy cannabis use leads to better emotional memory and brain function in those who are schizophrenic.
 
For the study – which was conducted at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Montreal - researchers “performed a functional magnetic resonance imaging study of emotional memory in schizophrenia patients with cannabis abuse”.
 
They conclude; “Our results suggest that emotional memory and prefrontal lobe functioning are preserved in dual-diagnosis patients [those who consume cannabis, and also have schizophrenia].. These results are consistent with previous findings showing that cannabis abuse is associated with fewer negative symptoms and better cognitive functioning in schizophrenia.”
 
This study – which can be found here - was funded in part by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
 

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Marijuana-Infused Nugtella Exists

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, August, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
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I bet whoever came up with the idea of Nugtella is pretty damn pleased with themselves right about now. As well they should. This actual pot-friendly item can be purchased at select dispensaries in California and are not available online.
 
The Sugarleaf-branded product comes from Organicares, makers of “medical edibles” and apparently all things brilliant. The hazlenut spread infuses 320 mg of hash oil, making for a particularly enjoyable treat. This discovery follows the recent announcement that an Official Nutella Cookbook will roll out come August 20th, making for a perfect opportunity to create incredible and no doubt mind-blowing chocolate desserts. Think “Nugtella” macaroons, chewy brownies and cheesecakes. Yes, MJ in your cheesecake.
 

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Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative Has Collected Over 100,000 Signatures

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, August, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
legalize-mmj-floridaAdvocates, in roughly a months time, have collected over 100,000 signatures for a Florida initiative aimed at legalizing medical cannabis in the state. Proponents of the proposal had to collect approximately 70,000 signatures to have the initiative reviewed by the Florida Supreme Court, a number they reached quickly, and easily.
 
Once the review process is over, roughly 685,000 signatures will need to be gathered by February 1st to put the initiative to a vote in the November, 2014 general election.
 
The group behind the initiative - United for Care - is being headed by Orlando attorney John Morgan, who’s a former fundraiser of President Obama. Morgan has vowed to do “whatever it takes” to get the initiative on the ballot and approved, and plans to spend over $20 million on the campaign.
 
Polling released in February found that only 24% of Florida residents oppose medical cannabis legalization, with 70% being in support.
 

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New Jersey Gov. Christie Will Allow Medical Marijuana For Sick Kids

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, August, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
christie-mmj-kidsN.J. Gov. Chris Christie agreed Friday to ease access to medical marijuana for chronically ill children. The governor offered provisions to a bill allowing marijuana cultivators to produce more than three strains of the drug and for state-approved dispensaries to sell ingestible forms of pot for children to consume.
 
According to Christie’s tweaks in the bill:
 
“Qualified minors should be allowed access to products in appropriate edible forms to ensure that children can receive treatments consistent with their age and medical needs, as well as the individual preferences of their guardians.
As I have repeatedly noted, I believe that parents, and not government regulators, are best suited to decide how to care for their children.”
 
He conditionally vetoed an existing bill, leaving one provision which requires referrals from a pediatrician as well as from a psychiatrist. A third doctor’s approval is required if the pediatrician is unregistered with the medical marijuana program.
 

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