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Marijuana Facts

Marijuana Facts

Marijuana facts in Canadian Provinces and a couple Territories.  Just like any “Drug” can be harmful or cause death if not properly used.  I only see edibles to be the killer.  And not so much for fully mature adults.  But for toddlers and adolescent ages, a fatality could happen.

Devastating Marijuana Fact You Need To Read

Think about this, you have purchased a box of super strong, or even just a regular strength, and by some chance a youngster eats the whole darn box.  Ive seen it, some kids just don’t have a conscience for digging threw cupboards and opening stuff when no one is paying attention.  They eat the bucket of cookies and a liter of milk and simply go to sleep and never wake up.

I’m serious!  This can happen regardless of what anyone tells you.  Having edibles that “Those Type” of kids are able to come threw, its a smart thing to LOCK that sh1t up!  I mean like in a gun locker or something with a combination is even better cause then no keys right.  I guarantee your little one cant read your mind yet.

, cigarettes kills millions and can be purchased anywhere .  Weed is not dangerous! pot is not a gateway drug ( alcohol is ) kids shouldn’t use pot . Pot is not a road hazard .  weed doesn’t kill brain cells.

Ganja helps fight cancer. you cant over dose on pot. Marijuana is not addictive. wanting to get high is normal.

Natural Feelgood Compounds

Chocolate contains the same compound anandamide,  which actually stimulates the brain the same way as marijuana. Only about 9 % of marijuana users become clinically dependent, according to a study. Legalizing marijuana would generate 8.7 billion is federal state tax and revenue per year.

Over 800,000 people are arrested for marijuana in  the U.S each year and still, people are serving life sentences for growing less then 50 plants.

Marijuana In Washington’s Presidency

George Washington grew marijuana in his farm.                                          Washington wrote  in letters on more than one occasion that he grew marijuana: “Began to separate the male from female plants rather too late … Pulling up the (male) help. Was too late for the blossom hemp by three weeks or a month.” Many today suspect he smoked weed to alleviate the pain caused by his 18th century dentures.

Cannabis Research

marijuana facts

Research has found that smoking cannabis/pot in your teens can lead to a decline in I.Q., but similar effects were not seen in those who started smoking as adults.  In Colorado, medical marijuana dispensaries outnumber Starbucks locations 3 to 1.

The word “canvas” is derived from the word “cannabis” because canvas used to be made from hemp fiber http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=canvas

one of the first things bought and sold online was a bag of weed.
It was a straight up drug deal, actually. In 1971, students at Stanford used Arpanet accounts at the university’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory to engage in the world’s first e-commerce transaction.

Is Marijuana Saving Lives?

Suicide rates have dropped in Colorado since its legalization .
According to the study: “Our results suggest that the passage of a medical marijuana law is associated with an almost 5% reduction in total suicide rate, an 11% reduction in the suicide rate of age 20-29 males, and a 9% reduction in the suicide rate of 30-39 males.”

Pot is legal in north Korea  it isn’t regulated, therefore, there is no law against it.

http://www.factslides.com/s-Marijuana

Cannabis helps alleviate the symptoms of PMS

PMS is a serious issue for women and men alike! Not only does it suck for females but I can’t see guys enjoying cranky girlfriends or wives! It’s an unfortunate part of life that some women have to deal with. But since it happens, we should know how to fend off those painful cramps and cranky attitudes!

Premenstrual syndrome or “PMS” is a female malady that occurs in the days or weeks leading up to menstruation. The symptoms may also occur during the beginning of menstruation. On average, they generally show up roughly 5 to 11 days before a woman starts her period. However, experiences differ between women and suffer from symptoms ranging from mild to severe.

The symptoms of PMS are often physical, behavioral and mental/emotional.

Studies have shown that up to 85% of women suffer from at least one of the symptoms this disorder may bring.

The wide variety of symptoms can include mood swings, sadness, difficulty concentrating, anger, fatigue, insomnia, sleeping too much, irritability, depression, stress, increased emotional sensitivity, and changes in libido. Physical symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle include headaches, bloating, lower back pain, abdominal cramps, constipation/diarrhea, swelling or tenderness in the breasts, and joint or muscle pain. Cannabis has proven to be effective at minimizing all of these symptoms.

The exact cause of PMS is unknown, but it seems to be related to the fluctuating levels of hormones that occur in preparation for menstruation. Women who suffer PMS likely have different hormonal changes than women who do not.

Cannabis has not been shown to aid in restoring normal hormone levels, therefore, it probably cannot treat the most often hypothesized cause of premenstrual syndrome, but nonetheless, as said, it can help with most of the symptoms.

Cannabis has been used as a cramp relieving substance since the 1800s, it was a common medicine used to alleviate menstrual cramps, general pain and anxiety among other ailments. When marijuana was in the worst of the drug war, women were given all sorts of pharmaceutical drugs to “help” them cope with the symptoms of PMS. Doctors were prescribing pharmaceutical painkillers, anti-depressants, and muscle relaxers for the symptoms of the condition and ALL of those pills have seriously negative side effects, including addiction and the possibility of overdosing, coupled with the potential of suicidal thoughts. Pain killers can become addictive and do long-term damage to the liver and kidneys. Muscle relaxants, which include valium (diazepam), have similar drawbacks. All anti-depressants (such as Prozac and Zoloft) take several days or even weeks to start working, so relief is not in arm’s reach. Even with the other pill options, pain killers and muscle relaxants take 40-60 minutes to kick in. Cannabis helps these symptoms immediately if smoked or vaped, much sooner than pain killers and muscle relaxants will begin to take effect. Additionally, cannabis is not  physically addictive or harmful to the human body. Some girls get such severe pains that they’re stuck on the couch, curled up in the fetal position. Smoking marijuana or using a vaporizer is an immediate, healthy way to counteract the symptoms brought on by PMS that really has no negative side effects. It’s much easier to get a hold of than most prescription medicines, not to mention much less dangerous.

Cannabis is a well known analgesic, to generally relieve pain, therefore, the mild pain relieving effects may be sufficient to treat premenstrual syndrome pain, such as with the cramps, headaches, joint, back and muscle pain, It is also a well known treatment for headaches. There are some theories that marijuana affects parts of the brain that cause headaches. A study examined the effectiveness of cannabis in treating headaches and pain. In that study, rats given cannabis exhibited reduced activity of nerve cells that transmit pain. Many patients find that marijuana is additionally useful in reducing stress that may be contributing to the headache, providing more effective relief than any one pharmaceutical medication. Keep in mind that cannabis has been shown to help treatment resistant migraines and cluster headaches which are among the most painful headaches a person can experience. However, it is also known to have limited pain relief benefits in some severe cases of pain. For cases of such severe pain, research is indicating that marijuana works well in conjunction with other pain relievers to both increase pain relief and decrease dosages of potentially dangerous pain medications such as opiates.

For problems with constipation or diarrhea associated with PMS, this can be alleviated by cannabis also. Research suggests that cannabis is effective in treating these symptoms in part because it interacts with the endogenous cannabinoid receptors in the digestive tract, which can result in calming spasms, assuaging pain, and improving motility. Cannabis has a long documented history of use in treating Gastro-intestinaI distress.

Cannabinoids, the active ingredients in cannabis, can also temper the mood swings, depression, anxiety and the emotional sensitivities associated with PMS, weed with high levels of the cannabinoids CBD and CBG as well as moderate levels of THC is helpful in this area. But to what extent can marijuana actually help people who are struggling with  anxiety? It does exert an effect on stress levels through the endocannabinoid system, which regulates pain and appetite. THC interacts with anandamide, which is a neurotransmitter, creating a happy, relaxed feeling, as well as sleepliness. Sleepiness is a known side effect of marijuana, especially of the Kush strains, so it is likely to help people who respond positively to it fall asleep, fall back to sleep and stay asleep. Since not getting enough sleep can increase and even cause emotional and psychological symptoms, getting enough sleep can control other symptoms of premenstrual  syndrome through allowing sufferers to get a good night’s sleep.

It is said chocolate is good for PMS and what will make you eat more chocolate than pot? PMS and chocolate cravings go together like peanut butter and jelly or fireworks and the 4th of July. There is a good reason why women with PMS go out in a blizzard to get chocolate or eat a dinner of melted chocolate on a chocolate brownie sitting on chocolate ice cream. The chocolate was making them feel better. This improvement in mood is due to chocolate’s substantial sugar content and, to a small extent, the caffeine-like ingredient is also contains. Because chocolate has a creamy texture, we are unaware of how much sugar it contains and it contains alot. When sugar is eaten without protein, the body responds by making new serotonin in the brain and serotonin among other things contributes to feelings of well being and happiness. So, we know weed gives us the munchies! After she smokes a bowl, give her lots of chocolate!

Marijuana can help women with PMS live a near-normal life without the side effects of prescription drugs normally used to treat this condition. Cannabis is a safe, effective, time-honored remedy that can ease the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. It has also been found to be  beneficial in easing symptoms of PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) also, a more severe form of PMS that affects about 5% of women and causes symptoms like severe menstrual pain, clinical depression and chronic anxiety among other very serious symptoms..

So, ladies, next time you need some relief, smoke a reefer. And for all the guys out there that cower from their PMSing girlfriends, just bring her a bushel of bud, bring her a silly movie, some chocolate, and roll her the best blunt she’s ever smoked!
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Tobacco is infinitely worse than Marijuana

Tobacco Is Much Worse Than Marijuana

Tobacco is a product that does a lot of damage. Marijuana is infinitely worse and it’s something that we do not want to encourage.” — Conservative Leader Stephen Harper.

Well Mr. Harper, the opposite is true. Tobacco is infinitely worse than Marijuana.  Despite being preventable, the leading cause of death in North America is due to tobacco.

A study, published in January 2012 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, tested the lung function of over 5,000 young adults between 18 and 30. After 20 years of testing, researchers found some buzzworthy results: regular marijuana smokers (defined by up to a joint a day for seven years) had no discernible impairment in lung activity from non-smokers.

In fact, researchers were surprised to find marijuana smokers performed slightly better than both smokers and non-smokers on the lung performance test. Why? The most likely explanation seems to be that the act of inhaling marijuana—holding each puff in for as long as possible—is a lot like a pulmonary function test, giving marijuana smokers an edge over their cigarette smoking counterparts. Researchers discovered that when it comes to the lungs, when it comes to marijuana smoking, results show that occasional marijuana use was linked to increased lung air flow rates and an increase in lung capacity.

People who smoke marijuana do not appear to be at increased risk for developing lung cancer,

Prohibitionists earnestly tell us that smoking just one joint “equals a pack of cigarettes.” Or maybe it’s 16, or maybe just four cigarettes; they seem a little unclear on the exact number. This fallacious conclusion is derived from a study by Dr. Donald Tashkin in which the UCLA researcher examined airflow resistance in the lungs of tobacco smokers compared to that in the lungs of marijuana smokers. Dr. Tashkin did find that daily pot smokers experience a “mild” increase in airflow resistance in the large airways, greater than that seen in persons smoking 16 cigarettes per day. But what they don’t tell you is that, ironically, Dr. Tashkin also found – in the largest study ever of its kind – other, more important markers of lung health, in which marijuana smokers did much better than tobacco smokers. People who smoke marijuana — even heavy, long-term marijuana users — do not appear to be at increased risk for developing lung cancer,

Dr. Tashkin said these results “were against our expectations.” Early on, when our research appeared as if there would be a negative impact on lung health, I was opposed to legalization because I thought it would lead to increased use and that would lead to increased health effects,” Tashkin says. “But at this point, I’d be in favor of legalization. I wouldn’t encourage anybody to smoke any substances. But I don’t think it should be stigmatized as an illegal substance. Tobacco smoking causes far more harm. And in terms of an intoxicant, alcohol causes far more harm.” – Dr. Tashkin

We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and that the association would be more positive with heavier use, Dr. Tashkin said. “What we found instead was no association at all, and even a suggestion of some protective effect.”
Tar and carbon monoxide are some reason’s why tobacco and marijuana are dangerous. Tests have proven that the amount of tar and carbon monoxide in marijuana is about 2 times more then the amount of tar and carbon monoxide in tobacco’s. This would mean that 1 joint equals 2 cigarettes. But, marijuana smokers smoke fewer joints than people that smoke cigarettes. So if you look at the facts, it is true that marijuana contains more tar and carbon monoxide then cigarettes, but when you look at it in a real life situation you see that the cigarette smoker loses against the marijuana smoker.

People will not develop emphysema from smoking marijuana.

There have been no reports of lung cancer related solely to marijuana.

Where there are millions of people that we know of that died of lung cancer, solely from smoking cigarettes. Unlike tobacco, marijuana causes no problems with the lung’s small airway. That shows that people will not develop emphysema (chronic lung disease) from smoking marijuana. Marijuana smokers generally don’t chain smoke, and so they smoke less. (Marijuana is not physically addictive like tobacco.) The more potent marijuana is, the less a smoker will use at a time. Tobacco contains nicotine, and marijuana doesn’t. Nicotine may harden the arteries and may be responsible for much of the heart disease caused by tobacco.

THC is a bronchial dilator and a killer of cancer cells

Marijuana contains THC. THC is a bronchial dilator, which means it works like a cough drop and opens up your lungs, which aids clearance of smoke and dirt. Nicotine does just the opposite; it makes your lungs bunch up and makes it harder to cough anything up. THC may also encourage aging cells to die earlier and therefore be less likely to undergo cancerous transformation. THC has been found to reduce tumor growth in common lung cancer by 50 percent and to significantly reduce the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University, who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies. The researchers suggest that THC might be used in a targeted fashion to treat lung cancer. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070417193338.htm

THC inhibits tumor growth

Although the researchers do not know why THC inhibits tumor growth, they say the substance could be activating molecules that arrest the cell cycle. They speculate that THC may also interfere with angiogenesis ( the growth of new capillary blood vessels in the body), and vascularization (abnormal formation of blood vessels), which promotes cancer growth.

Compounds found in cannabis have been shown to kill numerous cancer types including: lung cancer, breast and prostate cancer, brain cancer,  leukemia and lymphoma, glioma, skin cancer, and pheochromocytoma. THC in marijuana has well-defined anti-tumoral effects that have been shown to inhibit the growth of a variety of cancers in animal models and tissue culture systems.

Lead 210

Scientists do not really know what it is that causes malignant lung cancer in tobacco. Many think it may be a substance known as Lead 210. Of course, there are many other theories as to what does cause cancer, but if this is true, it is easy to see why no case of lung cancer resulting from marijuana use alone has ever been documented, because tobacco contains much more of this substance than marijuana.

Here are some facts for us all to consider:

Fact 1: Deaths from Use

Tobacco = 5,000,000 annually
Marijuana = 0 ever.

Fact 2: Medical Uses

Tobacco = 0
Marijuana = Over 100 various medical uses

Fact 3: Toxins

Tobacco = 4,000, over 69 are known to cause cancer
Marijuana = 0

Fact 4: Addiction

Tobacco = 75% of people that smoke nicotine related products are highly addicted
Marijuana = 9% of the population that uses cannabis can become addicted

Fact 5: Cancer

Tobacco = 9 out of 10 lung cancers are caused by smoking cigarettes
Marijuana = A Marijuana-derived compound forces cancer cells to freeze and prevents them from spreading

So we can conclude that marijuana is much SAFER than tobacco. Comparing the two, smoking cigarettes increases the risk of lung diseases and lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and high blood pressure.

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Marijuana & your lungs

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070417193338.htm

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-truth-about-pot/