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The Washington state supreme court decides 8 to 1 that medical marijuana patients can lose their job for failing a drug test.
While Justice Tom Chambers said it was unfortunate that the law does not take into account medical marijuana patients but at rules are rules at this point and you have to follow them. Chambers mentioned in his ruling that he would urge the law makers to reevaluate these laws.
This ruling partially stemmed from a 2007 law suit where a woman known as 'Jane Roe' was fired from her job at TeleTech Customer Service Management for testing positive at her pre-employment screening. The laws have not yet been changed to accommodate patients usage outside of the workplace. To read more about the Washington State Supreme Court Ruling click here.
Smoking Marijuana and Getting Skinny
According to information released at the meeting of the Society for Nuclear Medicine (SNM) a new study may prove that the smoking of marijuana will help you lose weight. Through PET scan imaging scientist were able to examin the brains of hibitual marijuana users.
Through the use of marijuana over an extended period of time the THC begins to suppress the level of CB1 receptor activity within the brain. 'The decrease of CB1 activity is known as “downregulation.” And while no specific adverse effects of this occurrence in marijuana users has been identified by researchers, there is a presumption among them that the decrease is not good.'
'[In that study], suppression of CB1 activity in obese subjects resulted in reduced waist size, improved blood levels of HDL-cholesterol and triglycerides, and improved insulin activity and overall reduction of symptoms of metabolic syndrome.'
The munchies aren't quite a thing of the past but this does show that there is hope for anyone that is a little on the heavy side.
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