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  • Irish Stout
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    First of its Kind Study Finds Virtually No Driving Impairment Under the Influence of Marijuana

    The first study to analyze the effects of cannabis on driving performance found that it caused almost no impairment. The impairment that it did cause was similar to that observed under the influence of a legal alcohol limit.

    Researchers at the University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator carried out the study, sponsored by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Institute of Drug Abuse, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy


    “Once in the simulator—a 1996 Malibu sedan mounted in a 24-feet diameter dome—the drivers were assessed on weaving within the lane, how often the car left the lane, and the speed of the weaving. Drivers with only alcohol in their systems showed impairment in all three areas while those strictly under the influence of vaporized cannabis only demonstrated problems weaving within the lane.

    Drivers with blood concentrations of 13.1 ug/L THC, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in marijuana, showed increased weaving that was similar to those with a .08 breath alcohol concentration, the legal limit in most states. The legal limit for THC in Washington and Colorado is 5 ug/L, the same amount other states have considered.”


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    This is some misleading bull****. If you are stoned, you shouldn't drive. Controlling your intake of weed and thc is so much harder than booze. You know what one glass of wine/beer is, but different strains have different potency.

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  • BroncoBeavis
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    Originally posted by rmsanger View Post
    I don't like to smoke and I hate the smell of it but down for edibles. I'm all for moving people from narcotic/opioid/painkiller addictions over to weed.

    I do think the inherent "medical benefits" are overblown and people just want to get high. But so be it much better than all the other shiz people use.

    I wish we could legalize and tax it across the whole country and shut the black market down. It would not solve the crime in Mexico but will take the money out of it.
    Yeah, there's a shady snake oil element to its promotion. And a big glossing over of the fact that smoking it regularly likely has most of the same downsides as smoking tobacco products. It just doesn't have the body of scientific study behind that yet that tobacco does.

    But its prohibition should definitely end.

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  • rmsanger
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    I don't like to smoke and I hate the smell of it but down for edibles. I'm all for moving people from narcotic/opioid/painkiller addictions over to weed.

    I do think the inherent "medical benefits" are overblown and people just want to get high. But so be it much better than all the other shiz people use.

    I wish we could legalize and tax it across the whole country and shut the black market down. It would not solve the crime in Mexico but will take the money out of it.

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    Alien Rock Candy

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    Fresh Cannabis Leaves May Be the Superfood You're Missing Out On

    We know that smoking dried cannabis flower yields a number of benefits — from pain relief to relaxation — but it turns out that consuming fresh cannabis leaves may also have perks for our health. Among the hundred plus cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, the most well-known are CBD (nonpsychoactive) and THC (pscyhoactive), and maybe even more recently, CBN. One that you've probably never heard of, however, is THC-A.

    "THC-A has many of the anti-inflammatory properties of both CBD and THC, but unlike those two, it can only be accessed through fresh cannabis leaves," Miss Grass cofounder and editor in chief Anna Duckworth told POPSUGAR. "As soon as the plant is dried and heated up, as is the case when we smoke or vaporize the plant, the THC-A is no more."

    If you're worried about getting high, consuming fresh, uncured cannabis leaves won't produce a stoned effect. It's the process of decarboxylation that converts THC-A into THC as the flower dries and is heated for use. But when consumed in its freshest form — whether you incorporate it into a salad or juice it — THC-A can act as an anti-inflammatory agent and potentially manage or reverse chronic diseases, as well as become a treatment option for Parkinson's, according to studies referenced by Miss Grass. Additionally, a 2013 study found this cannabinoid to be effective in controlling the growth of prostate cancer cells.

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  • Guess Who
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    Study Proves Cannabis Is a Viable Crohn’s Disease Treatment



    There is an alarming number of people who suffer from Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is defined as an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It affects the body by causing inflammation in the digestive tract. This leads to severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, and severe fatigue. According to statistics, as of August 2017, about three million adults in the United States suffer from IBD. Scientists believe that cannabis can be used to treat Crohn’s disease.

    There is a lot of speculation in regards to the medical use of cannabis. Its social use has overshadowed its medical use over the years. But with laws being passed that will eventually legalize it; it’s now starting to get recognition.

    The root causes of Crohn’s disease are still debated. While there are many treatments available for the disease, scientists are now hoping that cannabis can be used as yet another viable option for patients.

    Before I get into the study that illustrates how cannabis can treat Crohn’s disease, let me give you some background on the actual disease. As I mentioned, the cause is unknown. But research shows that the immune system is what triggers the disease. It attacks good bacteria and food in the gut, which causes it to become inflamed.

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    **** pot

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  • Guess Who
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    Marijuana legalization could help offset opioid epidemic, studies find

    By Mark Lieber, CNN

    Updated 1757 GMT (0157 HKT) April 2, 2018


    Experts have proposed using medical marijuana to help Americans struggling with opioid addiction. Now, two studies suggest that there is merit to that strategy.

    The studies, published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, compared opioid prescription patterns in states that have enacted medical cannabis laws with those that have not. One of the studies looked at opioid prescriptions covered by Medicare Part D between 2010 and 2015, while the other looked at opioid prescriptions covered by Medicaid between 2011 and 2016.

    The researchers found that states that allow the use of cannabis for medical purposes had 2.21 million fewer daily doses of opioids prescribed per year under Medicare Part D, compared with those states without medical cannabis laws. Opioid prescriptions under Medicaid also dropped by 5.88% in states with medical cannabis laws compared with states without such laws, according to the studies.

    "This study adds one more brick in the wall in the argument that cannabis clearly has medical applications," said David Bradford, professor of public administration and policy at the University of Georgia and a lead author of the Medicare study.

    "And for pain patients in particular, our work adds to the argument that cannabis can be effective."

    Medicare Part D, the optional prescription drug benefit plan for those enrolled in Medicare, covers more than 42 million Americans, including those 65 or older. Medicaid provides health coverage to more than 73 million low-income individuals in the US, according to the program's website.

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  • Guess Who
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    How cannabis was used to shrink one of the most aggressive brain cancers

    Widely proscribed around the world for its recreational uses, cannabis is being used in a number of different therapeutic ways to bring relief for severe medical conditions. Products using cannabinoids, the active components of the cannabis plant, have been licensed for medical use. Sativex, for example, which contains an equal mixture of the cannabinoids tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), is already licenced as a mouth spray for multiple sclerosis and in the US, dronabinol and nabilone are commercially available for treating cancer-related side effects.

    Now, in a study published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, we’ve also shown that cannabinoids could play a role in treating one of the most aggressive cancers in adults.

    There are more than 85 cannabinoids, which are known to bind to unique receptors in cells and which receive outside chemical signals. These receptors feed into signalling pathways, telling cells what to do. Recent studies have shown that some cannabinoids have potent anti-cancer action. For example, both THC and CBD have been shown in a number of laboratory studies to effectively induce cell death in tumour cells by modifying the faulty signalling pathways inside these cells. Depending on the cell type this can disrupt tumour growth or start to kill it.

    Our results showed that the dose of irradiation we used had no dramatic effect on tumour growth, whereas CBD and THC administered together marginally reduced tumour progression. However, combining the cannabinoids with irradiation further impeded the rate at which tumour growth progressed and was virtually stagnant throughout the course of the treatment. Correspondingly, tumour sizes on the final day of the study were significantly smaller in these subjects compared with any of the others.

    The results are promising. There may be other applications but for now it could provide a way of breaking through glioma and saving more lives.


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  • Guess Who
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    First of its Kind Study Finds Virtually No Driving Impairment Under the Influence of Marijuana

    The first study to analyze the effects of cannabis on driving performance found that it caused almost no impairment. The impairment that it did cause was similar to that observed under the influence of a legal alcohol limit.

    Researchers at the University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator carried out the study, sponsored by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Institute of Drug Abuse, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy


    “Once in the simulator—a 1996 Malibu sedan mounted in a 24-feet diameter dome—the drivers were assessed on weaving within the lane, how often the car left the lane, and the speed of the weaving. Drivers with only alcohol in their systems showed impairment in all three areas while those strictly under the influence of vaporized cannabis only demonstrated problems weaving within the lane.

    Drivers with blood concentrations of 13.1 ug/L THC, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in marijuana, showed increased weaving that was similar to those with a .08 breath alcohol concentration, the legal limit in most states. The legal limit for THC in Washington and Colorado is 5 ug/L, the same amount other states have considered.”


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  • Guess Who
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    Ricky Williams just launched his own marijuana brand

    Ricky Williams is no longer just a Heisman Trophy winner, a former Miami Dolphins running back, and a 10-year veteran of the NFL. Now he’s also the purveyor of his own brand of marijuana products.

    According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Real Wellness by Ricky Williams products went on sale on Tuesday in California. As you probably guessed by the name, the products are health-focused. They’ll won’t be available recreationally (which is now legal in California), but will be sold in medical marijuana dispensaries. Real Wellness is starting with six different products: a salve, two tonics, and three types of vape cartridges.

    Real Wellness is a reflection of Williams’ worldview. He’s studied herbalism and has been a strong advocate for the legalization of marijuana. He also supports use for athletes as a way of managing pain. Williams also suspended twice during his playing career for using weed, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that he now has his own marijuana brand.

    Williams is obviously serious about marijuana’s medical advantages, but of course he knows how to have fun with it. In February, he hosted a weed-friendly Super Bowl party that was so popular, Williams had to triple the number of available spots from 50 to 150.

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  • Guess Who
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    Originally posted by Bronco Yoda View Post
    Apparently You do or at least you tried to.

    That was like 60 second quick. You got a hot line or something. Fess up kiddo.
    I don't know. Maybe a mod was just doing what they do.

    Why do you call someone older, wiser and more intelligent than you "kiddo". It is kind of creepy.

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