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#721 lethe

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 05:59 PM

Hey Lethe, What strains do recommend for a parkie??? am looking for one that will help with my Dyskinesia....

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  Welcome polyparkie - There are no strains specificly used for PWP - you have to sample a variety to figure which works best for you, but most likely a heavy indica would be best....



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Posted 03 December 2016 - 06:10 PM

Agreed, likely an indica based strain with 1:1 or so thc/cbd ratio. Try transdermal patches if available as well.

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 04:12 PM

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  New Study Shows Strong Spike In Marijuana Use Among Baby Boomers

 

By Jon Hiltz on December 6th, 2016 at 2:28 pm  

| Updated: December 6th, 2016 at 4:52 pm

 

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A new study that surveyed over 47,000 American adults 50 and older, has discovered a rather intriguing trend among America’s baby boomers – they love getting high.

 

Dr. Benjamin Han, of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care at NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) said that “with the increased availability of legalized marijuana, there is an urgent need to understand the prevalence of its use and also its effects among older generations.”

 

Researchers assessed replies from 47,140 U.S. adults ages 50 and older, between 2006 to 2013. The findings showed that between 2006 and 2013, a 71 percent rise in baby boomer cannabis use correlated almost perfectly with ongoing marijuana reform.

 

Cannabis use for adults over the age of 65 has gone up very significantly as well. While seniors traditionally consumed less marijuana when compared to their slightly younger cohorts – ages 50-64 – their overall use “increased two and a half times over eight years.”

 

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the prevalence of past- yearcannabis use among people aged 50 and over grew significantly from 2006/07 to 2012/13. This includes a 57.8 percent increase for adults aged 50–64 and a 250 percent increase for those aged over 65.

 

Another recent study done by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) shows that in 2014, middle-aged parents were more likely than their teenagers to get high on a regular basis.

 

The data showed that 7.4 percent of Americans aged 12 to 17-years-old smoked pot regularly in 2014 and 8 percent of adults aged 35 to 44 years did the same thing. That percentage surpassed the number of teens for the first time since 2002.

 

The same study showed some other incredible numbers which pair well with the findings released by Dr. Han and his team.

 

The CDC report showed that since 2002, the increase in Americans aged 55 to 64 who enjoy marijuana regularly has risen a staggering 455 percent. Seniors contacted in this study clearly love the ganja as well, as the findings showed that cannabis use has increased 333 percent for those aged 65 and older.

 

The takeaway from both of these studies is that marijuana reform is as vast as the country is wide. It also clearly shows that cannabis has endured the decades-long prohibition that was unjustly dumped upon it.

 

Now that more than half the country has access to legal cannabis in some form, it seems timely to say that we have a marijuana majority. Let’s hope it stays that way.

 

Additional reporting contributed by Monterey Bud

 



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Posted 21 January 2017 - 07:31 AM

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New Petition Demands DEA Stop Lying About Marijuana

 

 

By Duke London on January 17th, 2017 at 3:36 pm | Updated: January 17th, 2017 at 6:37 pm

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One of the most puzzling aspects of ongoing marijuana prohibition has been the ability of the government to preserve clear falsehoods within the Controlled Substances Act. Even with our limited access to peer-reviewed studies on the plant, we know that many of the risk factors initially associated with marijuana use are baseless.

 

Marijuana legalization advocacy group Americans for Safe Access were fed up with the hypocritical handling of cannabis and are taking a stand, but they need your help. The group started a petition that they hope will force the DEA to tell the truth about cannabis so that those in need may finally get legal access. Organizers hope to gather over 100,000 signatures, at which point the petition will be delivered to President Obama in the hope that he will force the DEA to take corrective action.

 

According to the Information Quality Act, it is against the law for a government agency to knowingly and purposefully disseminate false information to the public. The ASA petition argues that the DEA has been doing just that by continuing to hold fast in their claims that cannabis has addictive properties and zero medicinal value. By allowing these false claims to remain on the books, politicians are able to use the plant’s CSA designation as a reason to shoot down new reform.

 

The Change.org petition accompanies a legal request filed by Americans for Safe Access last month with the Justice Department in hopes of forcing the DEA to correct their outdated and disproven information. Specifically, ASA wants the DEA to stop calling cannabis a “gateway drug” and a causing factor for long-term brain damage. The filing also demands that all future legislation and publicly available information about cannabis reflect the most recently available research data and medical information.

 

“The DEA has actually admitted that cannabis is not a gateway drug and does not cause long-term brain damage, psychosis, and other alleged harms, yet they keep distributing this false information anyway, despite the reality these claims are not based on scientific fact,” explained Beth Collins, Senior Director of Government Relations and External Affairs for ASA. “It’s illegal for the government to disseminate inaccurate information and the DEA must be held accountable. This misinformation hurts the millions of medical cannabis patients in the 29 states where cannabis treatment is legal, as well as patients in other states who are working to pass laws, for whom safe and reliable access to marijuana is a matter of necessity.”

 

The timing of the petition and legal filing are no coincidence, as the nation recently watched Senator Jeff Sessions begin the confirmation process for his Attorney General appointment. The Alabama Senator has a strong record when it comes to opposing marijuana, even claiming at one point in his career, “good people don’t smoke marijuana.” Advocates for cannabis know that the next legislative session is a crucial one for the advancement of legalization efforts, and they want these important decisions made based on real scientific data rather than archaic opinions.

 

If you would like to see the government make informed decisions about cannabis, sign the ASA petition here. You can also read the legal motion filed by ASA here, including pages 6-12 that spell out in detail each false claim the government has made about marijuana with regards to mental illness and the “gateway”

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#731 Shaker Dave

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 08:15 PM

This is the unfortunate reality in which I live as well, albeit with PD. I have emailed every representative, senator, congressperson, that I can think of. As well I have contacted the MPP to try and get some support on this issue. Most of which to no avail or automated response. The current "legislation" and even the supposed to be introduced "legislation" is an absolute joke. I truly believe a move will be in my future.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 08:03 AM

Some good news. Although not a comprehensive medical cannabis bill, it does include other medical conditions.

http://cannabadger.c...set-for-jan-31/

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 08:22 AM

 
 

Researchers in Saskatchewan and Alberta are looking into the usage and safety of cannabidiol

 

(CBD) — a marijuana extract with very low levels of psychoactive compounds —  for children with epilepsy. 

 

The lead researchers of a pilot study are Dr. Richard Huntsman, a pediatric neurologist at the University of Saskatchewan, and Dr. Richard Tang-Wai, a pediatric epileptologist at the University of Alberta. Cannabidiol is the main area of their research.

 

Tang-Wai said the study came about after a huge demand from parents of children with severe epilepsy.

 

Tang-Wai said the parents were looking for anything which could help their children. Some of them noted reports from various news outlets depicting the use of CBD as some sort of miracle drug. 

 

Tang-Wai said parents told him parents would seek out CBD themselves.

 

"It's hard to stop parents from doing that sometimes because they are desperate," Tang-Wai said, adding it can't be determined just what else is in those products.

 

Safety is needed when dealing with the administration of medication and children, which is what the study hopes to shed more light on, both men said. 

 

"The product that we're using is a high cannabidiol, low THC product," Huntsman said.

Huntsman said past studies have shown CBD to have some benefits when it comes to treating epilepsy but said the study is only just scratching the surface.

 

Tang-Wai emphasized it is not the same as recreational marijuana use, in which THC features prominently, so there aren't as much psychoactive effects when treating children.

 

The children in the study have varying degrees of severity when it comes to epileptic seizures. Huntsman said some children can have up to 100 seizures a day, in the worst cases. The children in the study often are not candidates for surgery either, due to medication or diet.

 

"These kids also, as part of epilepsy syndromes, often regress developmentally," Huntsman said. "So that really adds to the urgency that we need to get a good feel, a good handle of what's happening with cannabis." 

 

The study is a multi-centre study at both universities, as well as partner sites at University of British Columbia, Université de Montréal and McGill University, Huntsman said

Thirty children will go in on a monthly basis, and each month their dosage of CBDs will be escalated. Over the time, children will be monitored and will continue other medication they're using during the study. 

 

"We have to keep things steady as possible," Huntsman said.



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 08:04 PM

There may be some hope yet. I have tried to reach out to whoever in our local government will listen.

http://cannabadger.c...ion-introduced/

Please reach out to the public officials to help our cause.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 04:36 PM

Some good news.

http://cannabadger.c...-cbd-bill-31-1/

Please continue to contact our representatives to help forward this and companion legislation.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:22 AM

http://www.marketwat...65D78EC58C.html

 

This medical device scans your brain on marijuana

 

The BrainBot, a brain-scanning technology developed by tech startup PotBotics, enables physicians to pick a marijuana strain that is most suited for their patients' needs.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:41 PM

Lethe

That link doesn't seem to take me to the actual device logistics. Seems logical, but I'm a nerdy engineering type. Thanks man.

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:17 AM

http://www.potbotics.com/

 

Potbotics.....

 

 

 

 



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 01:38 PM

http://www.marketwat...65D78EC58C.html

 

This medical device scans your brain on marijuana

 

The BrainBot, a brain-scanning technology developed by tech startup PotBotics, enables physicians to pick a marijuana strain that is most suited for their patients' needs.

I would love to take that test and really know what it could do for me.  Realistically, it won't be covered by insurance, be very pricey, and I won't be able to use it in my state.  However, I am very curious.


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