Archive for July, 2010

Alarming Increase in Teen Pot Use In America

July 29th, 2010

There is an alarming increase in teen marijuana users in the last ten years according to a Partnership for a Drug Free America report. As compared to the previous 19%, at least 25% of teens today in grades between 9 and 12 say they have used marijuana in the past 30 days.

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Alcohol Causes More Harm Than Cannabis: Experts

July 29th, 2010

Which is better – pot or alcohol? This question was addressed way back in 1971 by Richard Nixon in his private interview with the late Art Linkletter. When Linkletter said that people smoke marijuana to get high and drink alcohol to be sociable, Nixon agreed and said that most people drink just to have fun rather than to get drunk.

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Cannabis for Pain Relief

July 28th, 2010

Most patients go for medical treatment to get help to handle and overcome their pain. Pains are of different types and there are no medicines powerful enough to handle all of them. For example, no medication can provide pain relief for patients suffering from pain caused by damaged nerves.

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Cannabis as an Anti-convulsive Remedy

July 28th, 2010

According to Dr. William O’Shaughnessy, cannabis is an anti-convulsant of the greatest value. This is the first European report on the obvious benefits of cannabis as an anti-convulsant published in 1830s.

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Effect of legalization – corporate pot in California

July 27th, 2010

California has been in the news for many cannabis related events. One major landmark in California’s journey regarding cannabis is the legalization of pot for medical purposes or medical marijuana as it is popularly know.

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Future plans of a pot seed seller

July 27th, 2010

Marc Emery is a pot seed seller with a difference. He has the zeal of a true crusader and works indefatigably to ensure that marijuana becomes legal in all parts of the world. Emery is a one-man army with his seed catalogs and fiery statements.

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How to Grow a Super Crop of Marijuana

July 25th, 2010

To increase the yield from your cannabis plants, practice some or all of these super cropping methods. These are just a few gardeners’ tricks that really work to give you a bumper crop.

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Cannabis against Swine Flu

July 22nd, 2010

New research on cannabis has throw up some exciting results. It now looks like cannabis can be used medicinally as a protection against swine flu (H1N1). This is indeed good news at the beginning of the school year when conditions for the spread of the swine and bird flues are right.

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Cannabis Could Help the Brain Learn

July 21st, 2010

A new study on rats shows that regular use of cannabis could actually help the brain learn. This is because cannabinoids help in the growth of neurons in the hippocampus. As the hippocampus is the part of the brain responsible for memory and learning, the growth of these neurons effectively means that the brain can learn afresh. The researcher administered both synthetic and natural cannabinoids and derived the same results. The scientists now predict that chronic use of cannabis might promote learning in two to three months. This is indeed a great benefit of the use of cannabis.

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