Marijuana An Effective Treatment For Neuropathic Pain, Says New Study
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, January, 16th 2014 by THCFinder
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled parallel group study published in this month’s issue of the European Journal of Pain, and published online early by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis can significantly reduce pain and improve sleep in those with neuropathic pain.
For the study; “303 patients with PNP (peripheral neuropathic pain) associated with allodynia were screened; 128 were randomized to THC/CBD spray and 118 to placebo, in addition to their current analgesic therapy.”
After conducting the study, which used a spray made from THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), both compounds of cannabis, researchers found that “a meaningful proportion of otherwise treatment-resistant patients, clinically important improvements in pain, sleep quality and SGIC of the severity of their condition are obtained with THC/CBD spray. THC/CBD spray was well tolerated and no new safety concerns were identified.”
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Marijuana May Protect Liver From Alcohol Related Damage
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, January, 14th 2014 by THCFinder
A new study published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine has found that cannabidiol, a compound found in cannabis, can prevent damage to the liver caused by alcohol consumption.
According to the study’s abstract; “Acute alcohol drinking induces steatosis, and effective prevention of steatosis can protect liver from progressive damage caused by alcohol. Increased oxidative stress has been reported as one mechanism underlying alcohol-induced steatosis.”
It continues; “We evaluated whether cannabidiol, which has been reported to function as an antioxidant, can protect the liver from alcohol-generated oxidative stress-induced steatosis. Cannabidiol can prevent acute alcohol-induced liver steatosis in mice, possibly by preventing the increase in oxidative stress and the activation of the JNK MAPK pathway. Cannabidiol per se can increase autophagy both in CYP2E1-expressing HepG2 cells and in mouse liver. Importantly, cannabidiol can prevent the decrease in autophagy induced by alcohol.”
Researchers conclude that these results “show that cannabidiol protects mouse liver from acute alcohol-induced steatosis through multiple mechanisms including attenuation of alcohol-mediated oxidative stress, prevention of JNK MAPK activation, and increasing autophagy.”
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Strain Review; Alien Abduction
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, January, 13th 2014 by THCFinder
The Alien Abduction strain is a hard hitting indica dominant hybrid that is grown mostly in the Bay Area of California. While specific to this location, the strain can be found all over the place. It originates from the genetics of Tahoe OG and Alien Kush. This strain is considered to be highly potent and is for patients in serious need of relief or stoners who just want to get really, really high.
When smoking Alien Abduction, expect to be seriously high and definitely sleepy. This strain isn't recommended for people that may have a lot of things to get done during the day and definitely not a good wake and bake strain. For patients, this strain provides an excellent natural sleep assist as well as a very good appetite booster, which benefits chemo patients and others with eating disorders. The smoker will get a very intense head high coupled with an awesome body high that will leave the user feeling great. Definitely great for a patient in need.
With the semi standard fruity smell that seems to accompany the OG strains, the buds of Alien Abduction are a very vibrant green, sticking out from any strains that happen to be around it, with large amounts of trichomes. It's a strain that every stoner can enjoy and every patient will appreciate. Good for almost any sort of bodily ache or stomach problem, Alien Abduction is a strain that you want to keep close at hand, regardless of it's use in your smoking diet.
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Strain Review; Love Potion
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, January, 10th 2014 by THCFinder
Even the name of this strain of weed is enough to interest people. Love Potion is a sativa strain that carries a sickly sweet pine smell with it, with large dank nugs that are extremely sticky. While the price that it carries may be slightly more than what people want to pay, this strain has an extremely high rating from everyone who dares to smoke it. And dare you shall. This sativa is extremely potent and not for the novice stoner.
Those that smoke Love Potion report a very pleasurable visual experience, as well as the sharpening of certain senses. This is a very good strain for people to listen to music to. Artists will absolutely love this strain, as it drastically increases the creativity needed to make a masterpiece. Along with the intense creativity aspect, LP gives the user a very uplighting feeling, pretty euphoric actually and can provide a great escape for a bad day sufferer. However, those suffering from depression and anxiety should stay away from the Love Potion, as the emotional effect is intense.
With such positive effects, Love Potion would be very good mixed with a heavy indica for those in pain but still need to function throughout the day. As said above, it's also good for those who need that added creative boost, perhaps for a paper or to get a big project done. Whatever the case, this strain will lift your spirits and your mind so that the bummers of every day life won't seem as bad. Highly recommended by THCFinder!
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Strain Review; Mango Kush
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, January, 8th 2014 by THCFinder
Kush is always a favorite among stoners, especially the fruitiest ones. They're easy to smoke, taste good, and look awesome too. Mango kush absolutely falls in to the category. The buds are lightish green, almost a yellow color and are covered in the sparkling beauty of trichomes. With simply just it's looks, Mango Kush can impress even the snobbiest smoker in to giving it a try... And usually, everyone approves!
If the sight of this dank strain isn't enough to get you to try it out, perhaps the smell will be enough. With an underlying skunk smell, the bud mostly smells like a bottle of mango puree; just like the fruit it's named for. The taste is the same, almost identical to the fruit. Taking a hit of Mango Kush is almost as good as taking a bite out of a fresh squeezed mango. One hit is enough to get you high, as the strain is highly potent. And as a Hybrid (dominant indica), it's sure to leave you stuck to the couch if you're not careful!
The effect of MK is instant, making it perfect for patients trying to sleep or those that need some serious pain relief right away. Perfect for people who get migraines often or those with chronic afflictions, Mango Kush should be kept close at hand instead of that bottle of Ibuprofen. The effects will also last a long time, with some stoners reporting that their high lasted for up to four hours. If you need a long lasting, well working strain to cure that chronic pain, Mango Kush is what you've been looking for!
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Strain Review; Fire OG
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, January, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
With a name that contains "fire", this strain has some seriously high standards to live up to. Luckily, it makes the cut. The Fire OG strain is a highly prized bud to have in your jar and is a huge part of the cannabis scene in California. With a high price and an even higher effect, this strain is something that you definitely should keep around for that one awesome strain that's needed to pick your day up out of the gutter. Fire OG even lives up to it's name in it's scent, providing an odd charcolish smell, rather than the traditional weed smells like lemon and earth.
The buds of the Fire OG strain vary in appearance depending on who grew it and where. Depending on who grows it, the strain can look like two completely different plants. But when grown the correct way by an experienced grower can yield buds that sell for over $70 an eighth. The trichomes on Fire are amazing and are sure to get you extremely baked. The buds are sticky and at first contain the smell of lemon but that quickly vanishes once the buds have been broken open and stuck in to the grinder.
Fire OG has an amazing muscle and pain effect. This makes it perfect for patients dealing with migraines, arthritis, and other pain related injuries and illnesses. Any patient that has tried Fire OG knows that it contains incredible relief, much better than any pill that is sold at the drug store. The emotion effects consist of euphoria and tranquility, making Fire OG another amazing strain for patients in need of a mental leg up. The strain works quickly and is perfect for an immediate fix.
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