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Thursday, October 24, 2013

New Marijuana Nasal Spray

Cannabis Biotech has announced that the company has produced a transmucosal method for delivering cannabis into the mucous membrane of the nasal cavity. Yup you heard it right, marijuana nasal spray. Marijuana users that have been prescribed use of the herb for medicinal purposes can now inhale marijuana mist rather than being subjected to smoking weed.

Administering marijuana through the nasal cavity are similar to other popular inhalant type drugs used by patients to treat hay fever and allergies.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Americans Favor Marijuana Legalization

Finally for once in history the majority of American voters favor the legalization of marijuana. As you all may know now there are 20 states that have legalized marijuana for medicinal use and it is proving to be doing very well. 2 states have legalized for recreational use for 21 and up. Colorado and Washington are those that have it for recreational use.

58% of Americans in a recent poll have favored marijuana legalization which is up from 50 percent two years ago. Can't wait until it becomes legal federally. It is proving it self with scientific studies and is going on strong. Come on everybody lets get this legalized and stop the addictions and deaths caused by Big Pharmas pills.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Massachusetts First draft of the medical marijuana regulations

The state of Massachusetts joins the revolution and drafts its first medical marijuana regulations. Another win for the legalization of cannabis.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Healing Properties of Cannabis

 Below is a list to be used as a reference point for those seeking research and information on the numerous healing properties of Cannabis. This miraculous herb alleviates the symptoms of everything from hiccups to Multiple Sclerosis. When making personal decisions about your health, information is golden. It’s your body and we think it is important for you to be knowledgeable about the scientific studies and anectodal evidence that supports Cannabis as a viable treatment for your ailments.

Marijuana-like Compounds May Aid Array Of Debilitating Conditions
The Forgotten Medicine – A Look At The Medical Uses Of Cannabis
The Endo-Cannabinoid System
Human Studies on Medical Uses of Marijuana

Cannabis Myths
Safe to Smoke – Vaporizing Cannabinoids
The Myth of Marijuana’s Gateway Effect
Smoking Cannabis Does Not Cause Cancer Of Lung or Upper Airways
Amotivational Syndrome
Documented Safety of Long Term Cannabis Use
Side Effects of Cannabis Use

Accepted Medical Uses
Accepted Medical Use: Clinical Research
Accepted Medical Use of Cannabis: Basic Research
Accepted Medical Use of Cannabis: Reviews of Earlier Clinical Studies
Accepted Medical Use: Patient Experiences
Accepted Medical Use of Cannabis: Reviews of Earlier Clinical Studies
Accepted Medical Use: Pharmaceutical Industry

Cannabis as a Substitute for Alcohol

ALS – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – Lou Gehrigs Disease
Marijuana In The Management Of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Alzheimers Disease
Marijuana’s Active Ingredient Shown to Inhibit Primary Marker of Alzheimer’s
Study: Marijuana Slows Alzheimer’s Decline
Marijuana And Alzheimer’s Disease

Anti-Bacterial Qualities
Antibacterial Cannabinoids from Cannabis Sativa

Rheumatoid Arthritis – Cannabis Eases Pain And Suppresses Disease
Anti-inflammatory Compound From Cannabis Found In Herbs
Marijuana And Arthritis

Smoked Cannabis And Asthmatics
Acute Effects Of Smoked Marijuana And Oral Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol In Asthmatics
Marijuana And Asthma

Attention Deficit Disorder And ADHD
Cannabis As A Medical Treatment For Attention Deficit Disorder
Marijuana and ADD Therapeutic Uses
Autism, ADD, ADHD and Marijuana Therapy
Smoked Marijuana Improved ADHD Driver’s Performance

Sam’s Story – Using Medical Cannabis to Treat Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism, ADD, ADHD and Marijuana Therapy
Autism Ritalin and Cannabis

Body Temperature
A Cooling Effect From Cannabis?

The Brain
Marijuana May Spur New Brain Cells
Marijuana-Like Chemicals in the Brain Calm Neurons
Marijuana And The IQ
New Brain Cells Implicated In Machinery Of Cannabinoid Signaling
Endocannabinoids The Brain Demonstrate Novel Modes Of Action When Stressed

Pot’s Cancer-Healing Properties
Lung Cancer: Antineoplastic Activity Of Cannabinoids
Turned-Off Cannabinoid Receptor Turns On Colorectal Tumor Growth
Pot Compound Enhances Efficacy Of Anti-Cancer Agents, Study Says
Marijuana & Skin Cancer
Marijuana’s Active Ingredient Kills Leukemia Cells
Cannabis Extract Makes Brain Tumors Shrink, Halts Growth Of Blood Vessels
Marijuana Compound Inhibits Breast Cancer Growth
Marijuana And Chemotherapy

Crohn’s Disease
Marijuana And Crohn’s Disease/Gastrointestinal Disorders

Depression – Bi-polar
Cannabis and Depression
Synthetic THC Is Anti-Depressant In Small Dose, Makes Depression Worse At Higher Dose
Cannabinoids Elicit Antidepressant-Like Behavior and Activate Serotonergic Neurons
Marijuana and Bipolar Disorder
Cannabinoids in Bipolar Disorder
The Use of Cannabis as a Mood Stabilizer

Cannabis And Diabetic Retinopathy
Medical Breakthrough! Medicinal Marijuana for Diabetics!
Marijuana Controls Diabetes – Marijuana Compound May Help Stop Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetes & Marijuana

Hypnotic and Antiepileptic Effects of Cannabidiol
Cannabis May Help Epileptics
Cannabidiol And Epileptic Patients

Synthetic Cannabinoid May Aid Fertility In Smokers

THC Reduces Pain in Fibromyalgia Patients
Cannabis And Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia: Effective Treatment with Medical Marijuana
Marijuana-Based Drug May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

National Eye Institute Policy on Marijuana
Cannabis and Neuroprotection
Marijuana And Glaucoma

Cannabis As A Treatment For PMS And Other Female Ailments

Heart Disease And Cardiovascular Disorders
Cannabis Use Not Associated With Risk Factors For Diseases Of Heart And Circulation
Cannabinoids Prevented The Development Of Heart Failure In Animal Study
Heavy Cannabis Use Not Independently Associated With Cardiovascular Risks
Cannabinoid Offers Cardioprotection, Study Says
Does Cannabis Hold the Key to Treating Cardiometabolic Disease?
Marijuana Chemical Fights Hardened Arteries

Hepatitis C
Cannabis Improves Outcomes For Hepatitis C Patients
Cannabis – Improved Treatment Response in Hepatitis C Patients
Hepatitis C positive people – Use and self-medication with Cannabis
Cannabis Use Can Improve Effectiveness of Hepatitis C Therapy
Marijuana And Hepatitis C

Herpes Viruses
Cannabis May Help Combat Cancer-causing Herpes Viruses

Marijuana Cures Hiccups

Medicinal Marijuana Eases Neuropathic Pain in HIV
Marijuana And AIDS (HIV) & AIDS Wasting
Marijuana And The Immune System

Huntingtons Disease
Cannabinoids And Huntingtons Disease

Study Shows Long Term Marijuana Users Healthy
Marijuana Smoking Doesn’t Lead to Higher Death Rate

Lower GI Conditions (Stomach Problems)
Cannabinoid Activator Mellows Out Colon
Anti-inflammatory Compound From Cannabis Found In Herbs
Cannabis May Soothe Inflamed Bowels
Medical Marijuana In The Treatment Of Digestive Disorders
Marijuana And Crohn’s Disease/Gastrointestinal Disorders

Cannabis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Mad Cow Disease
Cannabidiol May Be Effective In Preventing Mad Cow Disease

Mental Health
American Psychiatric Association Assembly Unanimously Backs Medical Marijuana
Cannabis As A Psychotropic Medication
Cannabis Does Not Induce Schizophrenia, Dutch Scientists Say
Study: Marijuana Eases Traumatic Memories
Marijuana, Genes, Medicines And Brain Scans Help Scientists Find Anxiety Treatment
Cannabis and Aggression
Cannabis as a First-line Treatment for Childhood Mental Disorders
Marijuana And Psychological Conditions
Cannabidiol, A Cannabis Sativa Constituent, As An Antipsychotic Drug

Migraine Headache – Headaches
Cannabis And Marinol In The Treatment Of Migraine Headache
Medical Marijuana: Headaches/Migraines

Multiple Sclerosis
MMJ: National MS Society Takes Half-Step Toward Recognizing Therapeutic Uses
Cannabinoids And Multiple Sclerosis
Marijuana Helps MS Patients Alleviate Pain, Spasms
Marijuana And Multiple Sclerosis / Muscle Spasms

Neuropathic Pain
Cannabinoids Among Most Promising Approaches to Treating Neuropathic Pain
Medicinal Marijuana Eases Neuropathic Pain in HIV
Marijuana May Be Effective for Neuropathic Pain

The Science of Why Pot Makes You Hungry

Hebrew U. Researchers Find Cannabis Can Strengthen Bones
New Weapon In Battle Against Osteoporosis

Pain Management
Cannabis Effective At Relieving Pain After Major Surgery
An Ancient Look at a New Medical Approach for Pain
Pharmacokinetics And Cannabinoid Action Using Oral Cannabis Extract
Dr. Robert V. Brody: Declaration. Cannabis and Hospice Ethics – pain management
Pain Management With Cannabis
Finding the Dose Window For Optimal Pain Relief from Cannabis
Marijuana And Pain / Analgesia
Morphine-Cannabis Super-Painkiller

Parkinson’s Disease
Neuroprotection in Parkinson’s Disease: Modafinil and ?9-tetrahydrocannabinol
Marijuana-like Substance in Brain Could Help Treat Parkinson’s

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Medical Marijuana – PTSD and the Iraq Veteran
For Veterans with PTSD, Marijuana Can Mean Life
PTSD and Cannabis: A Clinician Ponders Mechanism of Action
Cannabis Eases Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Pot-Like Chemical Helps Beat Fear
Treatment for PTSD Should Include Cannabis
Essay: Medical Marijuana And The Iraq Veteran

Potential for Abuse
Potential for Abuse: Abuse of Cannabis
Potential for Abuse: Use and Abuse
Potential for Abuse: Cannabis and Dronabinol
Dependence Liability: Basic Research on Rewarding Tolerance and Withdrawl

Prenatal Marijuana Use And Neonatal Outcome
Cannabis Relieves Morning Sickness
Dreher’s Jamaican Pregnancy Study
Use of Marijuana During Pregnancy
Medical Marijuana: A Surprising Solution to Severe Morning Sickness
Scientists Measuring Natural ‘Cannabis’ In Pregnant Women

Pulmonary Disease
New Cannabinoid Receptor in Pulmonary Arteries

Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle Cell Disease and Cannabis

Skin Disease
Israeli Research Finds That THC Could Alleviate Allergic Skin Disease

THC Effective In Tourette-Syndrome
Marijuana And Tourette’s Syndrome

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Grandparents smoke pot too?

The babyboomer generation changed America, and still likes to alter reality.
If you were around 20 years old in 1967, you were at a prime age to enjoy the Summer of Love and all that came with it:. the “free love,” the freed minds, the freely flowing substances. Your age puts you at the front end of the babyboomer generation, that massive population that defined a new America with its anti-establishment principals. Oh, and here’s more good news: you’re now eligible for social security.
Casual relationships and passionate social activism may be well behind most babyboomers today, but some still enjoying altering their reality. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the number of adults over age 50 who smoke marijuana has been steadily rising for a decade.
Photo: Cavan Images for Getty Images
Photo: Cavan Images for Getty Images
So many older people have come out as pot smokers, the “New York Times” reports, that one pro-marijuana group has launched Grannies For Grass, an affiliation of happy advocates with chapters in three Midwestern states.
Aging babyboomers helped coin a term and create an age-defying economy around the “midlife crisis,” but that’s not what boomer-toking is about. Quite the contrary, in fact: the crisis for them is over.
Retirement has liberated many members of the older generation from concerns about work performance, and as empty-nesters their parenting responsibilities are diminished as well. The easing of legal restrictions around marijuana possession and consumption also contribute to a social environment in which grandparents playing pinochle can spark up a joint nearly as casually as they might crack open a bottle of Pinot Grigio.
One interviewee in the NYT piece had no qualms at all about the possibility of bosses identifying her from the newspaper’s story. Pictured in her Ohio home next to a blanket with a giant pot leaf on it, Cher Neufer proudly proclaims, “I don’t care if they know!” Another couple now in their ‘80s is named by the grandson who occasionally catches a buzz with them.
Plus, we all know that increasing age can be accompanied by decreasing concern about the judgments of others. Said another way, toking babyboomers probably don’t give a damn what you think about what they smoke. It seems ironic, but the generation who sang along to the Who lyric “Hope I die before I get old” is recovering some of its rebellious spirit with age.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hemp Bill in Kentucky Passes

An amended bill to legalize industrial hemp production by Kentucky farmers -- if the federal government allows it -- was passed by the Kentucky Legislature in the final minutes of this year's regular session.
The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission remains in the state Department of Agriculture, with only research functions of the bill assigned to the University of Kentucky, according to the terms of the compromise, reports Gregory A. Hall at the Louisville Courier-Journal. The last point of contention had been a try by House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins (D-Sandy Hook) to put the Hemp Commission under the authority of the University.
That had proven to be a deal breaker for bill sponsor Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and its chief backer, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer.
In fact, Comer had left the Capitol under the impression the hemp bill was dead. He returned late Tuesday when he learned Adkins wanted to continue the talks.
"We're very satisfied with the bill," Comer said. The next step, according to Comer, will be working with Kentucky's federal lawmakers to get a DEA waiver for a pilot project to grow industrial hemp in the state.
Public pressure to pass the hemp bill helped achieve the last-minute deal, according to Comer.
The bill passed the House as amended, 88-4, with Comer, a former House member, watching from the chamber floor. The Senate approved the compromise 35-1.
The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Steve Beshear, who has said he "shares the concerns" of the Kentucky State Police, who oppose it. Beshear hasn't said whether he would veto the hemp bill.
State Police and some House leaders, including Speaker Greg Stumbo (D-Prestonsburg) questioned whether hemp would be economically viable and whether it would impact marijuana enforcement, since the plants look the same.
Comer agreed in the compromise to be removed as chairman of the hemp commission. He will now be vice chairman, and the chairman will be selected by members.
Federal law considers hemp identical to marijuana, even though industrial hemp typically contains very low levels of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. Industrial hemp often measures below 0.3 percent THC, while marijuana typically measures between 5 and 22 percent.