Category Archives: Author

Weed May Treat Bipolar Disorder

Treating Bipolar Disorder With Weed

Treating Bipolar disorder with weed is new clinically but is catching the attention of medical professional around the globe.

Bipolar disorder may be one of the world’s oldest known illnesses with records dating back thousands of years.

But today, doctors are challenged when it comes to treating the condition. The challenge is drug abuse; a problem that affects only 6% of the general population yet plagues more than half of all patients with bipolar disorder.

Treating Bipolar Disorder With WeedWeed + Bipolar Disorder = Normal

Interestingly, weed appears to be the drug of choice for these patients, which has led many to see a possible treatment of this disorder. Formerly known as “Manic Depression,” the symptoms of bipolar disorder may include poor temper control, poor judgement, little need for sleep, reckless behavior, lack of self control and sufferers being easily distracted, among other things. Millions suffer from these symptoms every day, and many of them use marijuana to treat their disorder.

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder causes drastic mood swings, alternating between states of depression and mania. Mania can range from moderate levels of energy and excitement to symptoms of psychosis, such as erratic and delusional behaviors.

Researchers say that approximately 4% of the population will fit the criteria of bipolar disorder at some point in their lives. And while the underlying cause has yet to be identified, there are a variety of treatment options available.

The first-line of treatment is lithium which acts to reverse symptoms of mania, but other mood-stabilizers (anticonvulsants) and anti-psychotics are commonly used as well.

On the other hand, current pharmaceutical treatments subject patients to a wide range of side-effects, which can sometimes outweigh the benefits of the treatments themselves. As a result, many are beginning to turn to medical marijuana – a rarely recommended treatment option that is gradually becoming more noticed as research progresses.

How Can Weed Help?

Marijuana acts on the  endocannabinoid system– a homeostatic regulator that is present in all humans. Interestingly, research suggests that certain cannabinoids found in marijuana (i.e. THC and CBD) may have significant mood-stabilizing properties that could be beneficial for patients with the disorder.

Studies have shown that THC, under certain conditions, can have anti-anxiety, anti-hypnotic and antidepressant effects, resulting in improvements in mood and overall well-being. CBD seems to counter the psychoactive effects of THC and may also possess anti-anxiety, anti-hypnotic and anti-convulsant properties of its own.

Researchers have also identified a link between marijuana use and cognitive improvements in patients with schizophrenia – a finding could explain evidence of similar improvements in bipolar disorder.

Treating Bipolar Disorder With Weed

A number of recent studies have set out to determine the effects of marijuana use on patients with bipolar disorder and have provided some thought-provoking findings.

In 2010, researchers at the University of Oslo in Norway published the results of a study conducted on 133 bipolar patients. What they found was that patients who used cannabis regularly actually performed better than non-users on tests of verbal fluency and learning, although improvements in learning were not statistically significant.

In another study, published in 2012 by researchers at the Zucker Hillside Hospital in New York, regular marijuana use was linked to higher levels of attention, processing speed and memory among the 200 bipolar patients that the researchers followed over a 9 year span. Interestingly, the study also found that they were still more engaged in social activities than non-users. Furthermore, the study identified no significant differences between cannabis use and independent living or work impairments.

Anecdotal Evidence

Despite the overall lack of clinical research available on marijuana use and bipolar outcomes, case reports provide an abundance of evidence that seem to support its usefulness.

study published in 1998 by Harvard university documented 5 cases in which patients obtained major relief from their bipolar-related symptoms through the use of marijuana. One of these patients, a 47-year-old woman, found weed to be more effective than other drugs in controlling her manic episodes. “A few puffs of this herb and I can be calm… this drug seems harmless compared to other drugs I have tried, including tranquilizers and lithium.”

Treating Bipolar Disorder With Weed

In another case, the husband of a bipolar sufferer told of numerous ways that weed seemed to help his wife in dealing with the disorder. “My wife functions much better when she uses marijuana. When she is hypomanic, it relaxes her, helps her sleep, and slows her speech down. When she is depressed and would otherwise lie in bed all day, the marijuana makes her more active… Lithium is also effective, but it doesn’t always keep her in control.”

These cases were also cited alongside others in a review study conducted by a team of British researchers. The review, published in 2005 in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, presented evidence from a 1996 report that described 5 cases in which marijuana seemed to have a direct effect in countering depression. The researchers also cited 2 surveys conducted in 2003 which found that 15-27% of medical marijuana patients in California were prescribed the drug for various mood disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD and ADHD.
——————————————————————–

Free shipping on your first order, use promo code 72162 at checkout.

Can You Get High And Drunk At The Same Time

Can you Get High and Drunk at the Same Time?

Can you Get high and drunk at the same time? Some people may have experienced smoking weed and drinking alcoholic beverages at the same time. It may be an enjoyable experience for some, while others may find them selves puking in the bathroom and swearing that they will never mix the two again.

Can you Get high and drunk at the same time
quote

What happens when you get drunk and smoke weed?

Have you ever wondered what happens to you’re  body when the result of getting high and drunk are mixed up in you’re system?  We can provide you with a reason why.

Scientifically, the combined effect or “getting cross-faded” is not that explored but the intoxicating effects of alcohol and marijuana have been widely studied. Marijuana contains THC  which acts on the brain’s cannabinoid receptors, while alcohol on the other hand depresses the central nervous system.

Research about getting drunk and high at the same time

A professor of psychology and neuroscience named Gary Wenk stated that comparing the two substances isn’t even like comparing apples and oranges. He said that “It’s apples and vegetables. They are very different drugs.” Based on the effects, THC largely affects our cognitive skills, like getting paranoid and you may notice that you are on a time zone warp while alcohol affects our motor skills, which gives you a hard time walking straight and making your speech clear.

Harvard Drunk and High Research

Scott Lukas, who teaches at Harvard Medical School conducted research regarding the interaction of various drugs in 2001. He found that after individuals smoke marijuana and drink a large dose of alcohol their THC levels in their blood plasma nearly double, compared to people who smoked weed and consumed a placebo drink.

Effects Of Drinking And Getting High : In This Research Test

The effects of marijuana on those who drank alcohol got stoned sooner than those who only smoked it and marked their experience as subjectively “better”. This means that getting drunk causes more THC to reach the brain through the bloodstream within the few minutes of absorption, it is also said that alcohol may cause changes in blood vessels that increases the absorption of inhaled THC in marijuana.

Lukas also stated that he is not worried that the combination of both substances could be lethal but getting cross-faded could be riskier than just getting drunk or high alone because the effect of both will be much stronger which means that accidents are most likely to happen. He also points out that the amount of drugs that he used for his research were lower than the levels that people often use while on a party.

Plan To Get Drunk And High At The Same Time

If you are planning on getting high and consuming alcohol at the same time, you need to be very cautious of what you are doing. Know you’re limit play with in it. Indulge yourself so you know how your body handles the effects of both. Based on my own experience,  when I started to smoke a joint then drink after getting high, I ended up feeling just fine which makes me enjoy doing both at the same time. All is for you to find out!!!

10 Things Only Pot Smokers Know

Things Pot Smokers Know

Things pot smokers know are looked at as weird by those of you who have never toked.  Here is a list of the 10 things that only pot smokers could understand. I bet almost all of us have experienced and can relate to these:

The Time warp zone.

10 things only pot smokers know
time

This the feeling you get when you’re in a high and it seems like time is moving so slow.  Like you are doing one thing, then all of a sudden you say to yourself “Oh my gosh. It feels like I’m doing this for hours!”

 That “munchies” hit.
munchies
munchies

You come to this point wherein you want something to eat. It’s not that you’re hungry, but you have this huge appetite to indulge on a bag of chips and a whole bar of chocolate at the same time.  Not just that, it makes you wonder how come, the food you are eating right now just tastes soooo good. It feels like heaven!

Get rid of the smell in your room, BY ALL MEANS.

get rid of smell

Things Pot Smokers Know And You Wont Get

Once you light up a joint, you always have to worry that you need to get rid of the smell right before your housemates get a hold of it. I can even remember having a debate with a friend if it is better to get a candle or an incense before having our pot session at home. Sometimes, you may also end up spraying your own perfume just to get rid of it.

The Need To Watch A Movie

movie marathon

movie marathon

One of the best thing to do late at night after smoking MJ is watching a movie. You tend to be so focused on everything that is happening on that screen like you don’t care about anything else in the world. Just make sure that you are not too stoned that you just end up staring at the t.v without understanding anything or worse, end up sleeping.

The LSS “last song syndrome” mode.

lss mode

 

This is when listening to music feels so better that the lyrics of the song kept on lingering in your ears. Well, any sound or word you hear will eventually remain in your system that you can even hear it echoing.

Things Baby Pot Smokers Know
Red Eye Syndrome, Fn Baked

i'm tired

i’m tired

I know I’m in a good high when my eyes get sleepy and I find it so comfortable wearing sunglasses. Some will have red eyes too, so they need to have their eye drops ready.

Dang it, i forgot again.

things pot smokers know

This is being torn with what you need to do and what you want to do. LOL. Just kidding. But admit it, when you’re stoned, you sometimes tend to forget things that you are supposed to do. My boss once forgot that he is supposed to pick me up somewhere, when he just called me like 5 mins earlier. Then he said…

I’m sorry, I’m so high!”, I just blurted out “OK!” which means I fully understand! I do the same thing at about anything that I’m holding, the next minute, I was looking for it and I can’t remember where I put it!

It makes you wonder why something is so funny.

makes you look dumb

laugh

When you’re in a high, there is no bad or corny joke ever! You tend to laugh at any simple funny story. Sometimes, you even laugh your ass out about any funny thing that simply pops out of your mind.

The never ending search for the lighter!

 

waisting money

lighter please

Now, all smokers experience this. You will wonder which is better, having a joint to light without a lighter, or you seeing a bunch of lighters everywhere but you don’t have anything to smoke? Which will piss you off in the end asking,” Where the hell are these lighters gone?”

Cough, cough, cough!

cough your lungs out

Please Just Cough Things Post Smokers Know

I believe almost all of us have experienced that sometimes never ending and uncontrollable coughing after spiffing a toke. You may end up feeling like your throat is super dry, this is also called having cottonmouth. The best way is to chug up a big glass of ice cold water. Whew, that feeling is so refreshing after!

Top 10 Diseases Where Medical Marijuana Has Impact

medical-mj

TOP 10 DISEASES WHERE SMOKING WEED HAS IMPACT

Medical Marijuana used in recreational settings shows weed smokers benefit from it. So here are the top 10 diseases where use of marijuana can be benefited.

  1. AIDS/HIV

Also known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome / Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

Scientists believe that the HIV started with a certain type of chimpanzee  in Central Africa which carries Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (the chimpanzee version of aids) .

Human hunted the chimpanzees for meat and came into contact with their infected blood that transformed into HIV.

Research shows that people with AIDS/HIV who smoked marijuana have better sleep, gained appetite, have better moods and showed less neuropathic pain.

  1. Alzheimer’s

This is a disease caused by brain cell death. This disease is also known as the most common type of DEMENTIA or the loss of mental ability due to the increasing death of cells in the brain.

Although, studies show that it is common on people 65 of age and older, approximately 200,000 individuals are under the age of 65. Someone develops this disease in every 67 seconds in the US.

Smoking marijuana and some of the plant’s chemicals have been used to help patients with Alzheimer gain weight and it also lessens some troubled or nervous behaviours of the patients.

Researchers found it slowed the development of protein deposits in the brain which scientists think may be a part of what causes Alzheimer’s although no one really knows what causes the disease.

  1. Arthritis

Arthritis  is informally known as joint pain or joint disease.

There was a study made on 58 patients who uses the by-product of marijuana found that they had less pain and that they can sleep better. Another review of studies said that marijuana may help fight pain-causing inflammation.

  1. Asthma

Is a “chronic inflammatory disease of the airway” that causes shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, coughing and wheezing.

Studies are contradicting, but some early finding suggests that it reduced exercise-induced asthma.  Other cell studies showed that smoking weed could dilate human airways, but some patients experienced tight feeling on their chest and throat.

  1. Cancer

Is a name given to a collection of related diseases which can start anywhere in the body which is made up of trillions of cells.

As a normal process, human cells prow and divide to form new cells as the body needs them and when cells grow old or become damaged, they die and new cells take place.

When cancer develops, this orderly process breaks down. As cells become old or damaged, they survive when they should die and new cells form when they are not needed. These extra cells can divide without stopping and may form growths called TUMORS.

Animal studies show that some marijuana extracts may kill cancer cells and some other cell studies show that it may stop cancer growth. With mice, THC improved the impact of radiation on cancer cells.

Smoking marijuana can also prevent nausea on chemotherapy patients.

  1. Chronic Pain

Is a pain that lasts longer than 6 months. Signals of pain remain active in the nervous system and can also last for years. Chronic pain has impact on both physical and emotional state of a person.

The physical pain felt by the body, in the long run can cause depression, anger, anxiety and fatigue which interact in complex ways with chronic pain making it worse and can decrease the body’s production of natural pain killers; to add up, such negative feelings may increase the level of substances that extend sensations of pain, resulting to a dangerous cycle of pain for the person.

People widely used cannabinoids for pain relief in the 1800s due to some animal and human studies which show that cannabinoids have a substantial analgesic effect.

Other medicine based on cannabis such as “SATIVEX” are being tested on patients with multiple sclerosis and used to treat cancer pain. This drug has been approved in Canada and in some European countries. Scientists also show a 30% in reduction in pain involving 56 human patients who smoked weed.

  1. Crohn’s disease

An inflammation that develops anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract (GI), from mouth to anus.

In a small initial study of 13 patients observed over three months, they found that inhaled cannabis did improve life of people with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.  It helped ease pain, limited the repetition of diarrhea and helped with appetite.

  1. Epilepsy

This is a common brain disorder characterized by recurrent seizures.  Varied as 2 or more seizures diagnosed based on the description of episodes; person’s medical and family history and results of diagnostic tests.

Trials conducted at NYU Langone Medical Center showed a 50% of reduction in the frequency of certain seizures in 213 patients (children and adult) who took medical marijuana extracts.

  1. Glaucoma

Is a group of eye diseases which result in damage to the optic nerve and vision loss.

This is one of the main causes of blindness.

Researches proved that THC’s effect on this disease and found that it can lower eye pressure. It may also lower blood pressure, which could harm the optic nerve due to reduced blood supply. THC can also help preserve the nerves.

  1. Multiple Sclerosis

This is a disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord. This happens when the immune system attacks the protective sheath that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body. In the long run it can cause nerves themselves to decay or become constantly damaged.

There is no known cure for MS. Using marijuana or some of the chemicals in the plant may help avoid muscle spasms, pain tremors and stiffness. Side effect on a study involving 20 patients is that it may harm memory.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/15/health/marijuana-medical-advances/

https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/what-is-hiv-aids/

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/159442.php

http://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/understanding-arthritis/what-is-arthritis.php

http://www.asthma.ca/adults/about/whatIsAsthma.php

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/understanding/what-is-cancer

http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/understanding-pain-management-chronic-pain

http://www.crohnsandcolitis.ca/site/c.dtJRL9NUJmL4H/b.9012447/k.9287/Crohns_Disease.htm?gclid=CKLf-IqU_M8CFcRcfgod6zUBBA

What is Epilepsy?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glaucoma

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/multiple-sclerosis/home/ovc-20131882

Good Weed Vs Bad Weed

Difference Between Good and Bad Weed (Good Weed Vs Bad Weed)

Let’s face it. When you are a pot smoker, either new or veteran, you always want to buy good quality weed. Quality is always a must and we all know that there is a price to pay for a good quality weed and here at Mc Chronalds this is something that we value. The weed that we sell and give our customers are being selected personally by Ron to ensure that all of you get the quality that you truly deserve.

 

The question is, how can we distinguish the good weed from the bad weed? Here are some pointers to consider when selecting a good quality weed.

  1. Also called as trichome. When you closely look at the weed and you see a lot of crystals in it, then it’s a good sign that the weed is going to give you a pretty high. If you have a grinder, then you can catch the crystals and make sure to never miss it once you roll a joint or whoever way you smoke the weed.

    THCSnow1

  2. The buds are not too dry nor too wet.

    A sign of a good weed is that you can feel that it is a little bit sticky when you break it. It should not be too dry that it just crumbles when you break it. On the other side, if your weed is too wet then it is not also a good thing.  You should be able to stretch the weed in the most possible way you can.

  3. Color.

    Good weed should always be green in color with a touch of purple, red or orange hairs in it. BROWN color is a bad weed. Look also for hairs on the buds, a good sign of a Primo weed is that is has a lot of hairs.

    Trainwreck1

  4. SMELL

    Dank weed usually smells so strong that you could even smell it right from the bag. You might also notice the fruity aroma from those strains like grapefruit or bubble gum. Bad weed smells like dried leaves or sometimes doesn’t have smell at all.

  5.  EXPERIENCE COUNTS

    If you have been smoking weed for some time, then probably you have an idea that the one you have is either good or bad. The more and more you buy, the better are your chances of being a pro when it comes to identifying what is good or not.