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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by DB008, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. moXJO

    moXJO menace to society

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    Governor who called legalization 'reckless' now says Colorado's pot industry is working​



     
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    High Dive : Are we creating "Big Marijuana" | Hilary Bricken | TEDxOrcasIsland​



     
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    Medical marijuana? These Welsh sheep say ..Yes!

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  5. DB008

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    No, legalised marijuana is not 'dumbing down' teenagers in the US​



    More on link below...

     
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    Yay or Nay people ... ? ? ?

    Hickenlooper signs off on school medical marijuana law​


     
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    One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana​





     
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    yes... yes... you got it. Most of the smokers are trying to get a medical card so that they can smoke it legally..
     
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    WIKILEAKS: ALCOHOL INDUSTRY ENCOURAGES CONGRESSIONAL CONCERN ABOUT CANNABIS​



     
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    Smoking marijuana provides more pain relief for men than women

    Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that men had greater pain relief than women after smoking marijuana.​



    Sex-dependent effects of cannabis-induced analgesia​


    Highlights
    •Sex-dependent analgesic and subjective effects of cannabis were assessed.
    •Men and women were matched according to current cannabis us.
    •Cannabis significantly decreased pain sensitivity in men but not women.
    •Subjective effects of cannabis did not differ between men and women.
    •Sex is an important variable to address when investigating cannabis analgesia.

    Background
    Preclinical studies demonstrate that cannabinoid-mediated antinociceptive effects vary according to sex; it is unknown if these findings extend to humans.

    Methods
    This retrospective analysis compared the analgesic, subjective and physiological effects of active cannabis (3.56–5.60% THC) and inactive cannabis (0.00% THC) in male (N = 21) and female (N = 21) cannabis smokers under double-blind, placebo-controlled conditions. Pain response was measured using the Cold-Pressor Test (CPT). Participants immersed their hand in cold water (4  °C); times to report pain (pain sensitivity) and withdraw the hand (pain tolerance) were recorded. Subjective drug ratings were also measured.

    Results
    Among men, active cannabis significantly decreased pain sensitivity relative to inactive cannabis (p < 0.01). In women, active cannabis failed to decrease pain sensitivity relative to inactive. Active cannabis increased pain tolerance in both men women immediately after smoking (p < 0.001); a trend was observed for differences between men and women (p < 0.10). Active cannabis also increased subjective ratings of cannabis associated with abuse liability (‘Take again,’ ‘Liking,’ ‘Good drug effect’), drug strength, and ‘High’ relative to inactive in both men and women (p < 0.01).


    Conclusions
    These results indicate that in cannabis smokers, men exhibit greater cannabis-induced analgesia relative to women. These sex-dependent differences are independent of cannabis-elicited subjective effects associated with abuse-liability, which were consistent between men and women. As such, sex-dependent differences in cannabis’s analgesic effects are an important consideration that warrants further investigation when considering the potential therapeutic effects of cannabinoids for pain relief.




     
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    Re: Smoking marijuana provides more pain relief for men than women

    The sex differences are unusual findings.

    I'd be very surprised if they were corroborated in other studies. Had a look but couldn't find any. :confused:

    Big Pharma and medicine are very threatened by developments in this field. They stand to lose squillions $$$$.

    [B]http://thefreethoughtproject.com...nabis-users-give-prescriptions-pills-pot/[/B]
     
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    60 minutes had a story on MM last night.

    Outcome, as usual, Australian politicians will over regulate this industry and wrap it up in a giant ball of red tape.....
     
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    Big pharma will be looking to lock out people from cheap access.
     
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    Confirming Big Pharma Fears, Study Suggests Medical Marijuana Laws Decrease Opioid Use​



     
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    Landmark medicinal cannabis legislation to be further strengthened​




     
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    Meanwhile in Canada...

    Shoppers Drug Mart formally applies to distribute medical marijuana

     
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    Medicinal marijuana to become legal to grow in Australia ”” but how will it work?​



    I like this bit - "And this is where things get murky, because each state is now trying to form or introduce its own legislation, while also considering an international law known as the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs 1961.

    The law is set in place by the United Nations, and outlines how medicinal cannabis should be approached."


    Bugger the UN to be honest. Is the USA a part (signatory) of this UN Law?
     
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    Crazy.

    Churches get tax exemptions, then uses tax free dollars to voice their opinion (via donations) and influence ballots. This is in Boston, USA.


     
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