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What is the relationship between marijuana and cancer?

According to the most scientifically valid studies, long-term marijuana smoking is not associated with elevated cancer risk, including lung, melanoma, prostate, breast or cervix.
Medical Benefits
Scientists hypothesize that the anti-oxidant properties of marijuana might override any cancer-causing chemicals found in marijuana smoke, therefore protecting the body against the impact of smoking. That alone is a huge surprise to most people, but that’s just the beginning.
A study in 2009 actually found that moderate marijuana smoking over a 20-year period was actually associated with reduced risk of head and neck cancer. In fact, some of the chemicals in marijuana, such as THC and especially CBD, have been found to promote tumor cell death and show potential as effective tools in treating cancer.
Marijuana smoking is not associated with any other permanent lung harms, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, emphysema or reduced lung function – even after years of frequent use.
Read more here… http://www.drugpolicy.org/what-relationship-between-marijuana-and-cancer

How to Safely Use Medical Marijuana Edibles

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Medical marijuana patients aren’t limited to smoking dried flower.

Officials made it legal to consume medical marijuana in all its beautiful forms in some areas in the USA. This means that a huge selection of edibles is readily available and if you’ve ever tried them before you know eating marijuana is a lot different than smoking it.

The effects produced from eating weed can range from a nice body high to full-on paranoia. Get too high of a dose of THC and you might think about swearing off edibles forever. So how can you take the right dose without completely ruining your experience? Think about the following before you consume and you’re likely to develop a life-long love affair with Mary Jane in her edible form.

Do you have any Experience with Edibles or Medical Marijuana?

Edibles are not for the faint of heart. Those who have experience with edibles will even let you know that if you get the wrong dose you could be sorry. So if you don’t have any past experience with edibles, you’ll want to start out slow. Very slow. Even those with a high tolerance to smoking weed don’t always have the same tolerance when it comes to edibles.

Make sure you get the Right Dose

Although you really can’t overdose on edibles, getting the wrong dose can make you feel like it. Think of 10 milligrams of THC to be one dose of medicine. See how this correlates to starting small? If you’ve got an edible product that contains 100 milligrams of THC eating the whole thing will give you 10 doses of THC at once, an amount that is way too much for most people to handle. Start by taking 10 milligrams at a time until you know what dose is right for you.

Give it Some Time to Kick In

That 10 milligram dose of THC you took is going to take a lot longer to kick in than if you would have smoked the same amount. Start with 10 milligrams (which is actually the recommended dose by the Marijuana Enforcement Division) and wait at least 45 minutes to gauge how you feel. Edibles can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours before the effects are felt. So give it some time so you don’t ruin your relationship with edibles for life because you took too much.

Don’t Take Edibles on an Empty Stomach

Very important. Do NOT take edibles on an empty stomach. Taking marijuana in its edible form is much like taking prescription medication. The effects can be much stronger if you haven’t had anything to eat. Even if you just eat a little bit before consuming, you’ll save yourself from getting “too high”.

Experiment with Different Brands

The edible industry is growing quickly and there are a lot of products out there. And different brands are going to come with different results. Keeping all the other tips in mind, begin to experiment with different brands until you find the product that works best for you. When you figure out what you like best you’ll know what to expect and exactly how it’s going to affect you.

What To Do When you get Too High

It’s bound to happen. Getting too high has happened to the best of us, even the most seasoned of pot smokers. When you begin experimenting with edibles there may come the day where you take to high of a dose. And depending on how much you took, you may literally feel like you’re dying. You’re not. And it will pass. The Marijuana Policy Project says the following about consuming responsibly: “If you consume too much marijuana, try to stay calm and remember the feeling is only temporary. Lay or sit down, close your eyes, and try to relax. If you are with other people, let them know you have overdone it and want them to keep an eye on you. If your discomfort becomes so intense that you think you need medical attention, ask someone to take you to the emergency room. Do NOT drive anywhere.” Being “too high” will come to pass and you’ll remember next time not to take so much.

Is It Safe To Buy Weed Online?

Have You Thought About Buying Marijuana Online?
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If you frequent marijuana websites a lot, then I’m sure you have noticed a growing trend of people trying to sell marijuana over the internet and claim to be SSL secured of which they are not. The sales pitches are bold, stating that they stock this strain and that strain, and to e-mail them for details. If they are legit, they should run an eCommerce not just a randomly patchy blog post – beware buying marijuana on the internet from any kind of websites particularly those with no SSL encryption(very important). In our Security Page, we explained in details how to identify an SSL secured site. Kindly click here to navigate to this page if you haven’t done so.

You should really beware buying anything on the internet from a non SSL site. Also remember that there is an added element when you are buying marijuana online. Not only can you get ripped off, you can get arrested when the marijuana comes in the mail. Most of the arrest comes as a result of you sending your personal details through an unsecured website where the Cops had tapped-in already. So, I will say this again “Never send sensitive information about you through a site with no SSL Security”. A word to a wise is sufficient.

Does this mean that people never buy marijuana online successfully? No. There are many people that have bought marijuana online but for every person that does it successfully without being ripped from an unsecured site ends up hustled or arrested. Ever since we started selling online (more than two years now), non of our customers have ever had an issue with Cops because we respect their privacy and ours as well that is why we keep up to date with SSL Comodo Security.

I know that it’s tough when you can’t find marijuana. I can understand that it’s tempting to try out one of the people online to see if they are legit or not. But remember, there are bad people out there on the internet that are scamming people using all kinds of stories. Using promises to provide marijuana is just one of the latest scams. These are the same people that are pretending to be princes from Nigeria, or a long lost relative from Europe.

Don’t give these people your money. If you need marijuana so bad and you don’t see an SSL secured marijuana website online, come to Colorado, buy marijuana legally, smoke to your hearts content. But if you need online services, you can rely on us (https://buyweedonlinewithbitcoins.com).

Can Cannabis Help HIV/AIDS Patients?

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Cannabis Vs. HIV/AIDS

The interrelation between the cannabis plant and the human body is of such complexity that we are just beginning to grasp it, although the use of this herb as medicine goes far back in time, even before ancient times, to the world of primitive cultures and their wise witch doctors. The cannabis plant has since been cultivated to respond to our various needs but its medicinal study remained mostly the knowledge of the shamans up until recent years.

With the loosening of the prohibition as well as the boost of awareness and acceptance in the public opinion but especially among the medical professionals, research into the properties and effects of cannabis has reached some amazing breakthrough conclusions.

The basic use of this plant has been as an anti-emetic, pain reliever, for increasing the appetite and alleviating anxiety, until late studies opened a whole new dimension, showing that our symbiotic partnership goes as far as to potentially inhibit the progression of such serious conditions as HIV /AIDS.
How does cannabis aid the HIV/ AIDS sufferers?

Easing one’s pain, conferring the conditions to eat and feel comfortable inside one’s own body, may seem little when it comes to devastating illnesses, but in fact these are crucial coordinates that help the organism fight and restore its health. Cannabis is also used as a complementary to the main line of medication, as it ameliorates the side effects of most pharmacological drugs and in the case of HIV this is of main importance as it could hold its progression into AIDS.

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus primarily attacks the immune system, gradually destroying the body’s capacity to fight diseases and exposing it to common as well as opportunistic infections. It does this by targeting the so-called T-helper or CD4 cells, a type of blood cells and replicating itself inside of them. The viral infection advances, weakening the organism until the point when it becomes unable to protect itself anymore and develops other conditions as pneumonia, tuberculosis all the way to brain illnesses and even cancer, at which stage the patient is said to have Acquired Immune Deficiency Virus. There is no cure for HIV but still its effects can be withheld.

It is evident that maintaining a strong metabolism in the fight with this illness can mean the difference between life and death. And this translates into keeping the body’s systems functioning, nurturing it with enough proteins and vitamins, enough calories as they are dramatically reduced by the viral infection, otherwise it can’t cope the further complications. As such is the AIDS wasting syndrome that appears when a patient has lost more than 10% of its weight, most of it from the muscle structure. Wasting increases the threat of opportunistic infections and precipitates the overall degradation, from inducing prolonged fever and diarrhea to triggering dementia and other brain damaging affections. This syndrome has debilitated AIDS sufferers leading to a great number of deaths, but the retroviral medication seems to have prevented its development.

The irony is that the prescribed drugs that temper with this specific condition are themselves debilitating the patient, inflicting the very symptoms that discourage and weaken the body, as nausea, dizziness, anxiety and excruciating pain in the nerve endings. If not as primary remedy, cannabis is at least a most necessary adjuvant that can help patients continue their therapy. There are published clinical studies that attest the beneficial influence of cannabis in neuropathy, with results that surpass any expectation – the cannabis treatment can reduce up to 30% the pain after just a few puffs while one joint in the morning can affect the body state throughout the day lowering the pain with about 70%.
The chemical processes

The human body is provided with its naturally created cannabinoids and their specific receptors, grouped in the endocannabinoid system that has a crucial role in a variety of processes as bioregulation, inflammation, neurologic functions or immunity. This pattern is mirrored by the phytocannabinoid system of the cannabis plant and the perfect merge that happens when they interact, results in a conjugated action that in effect upgrades the organism’s inherent capacity to protect and restore its functions.

The two endocannabinoid receptors that constitute the key to modulating and influencing a vast series of medical conditions, including HIV / AIDS are CB1 and CB2. The CB1 receptors are the ones that intermediate the psychoactive effect of marijuana, the “high”, while CB2 receptors are directly connected to the immune system, the doorway to the gastrointestinal tract and the spleen. And it is precisely the gut and the intestines that HIV targets and affects, destroying their structure and in the end passing through the cell walls into the blood stream, thus spreading through the whole organism. The primary medicinal effect of the plant cannabinoid THC is to activate the CB2 receptor and help restore the healthy cells inside the gut, while keeping the infected ones under control and within the membranes of the intestines, not leaking into the blood.

There are more 100 cannabinoids that have been documented to have a profoundly beneficial effect on the human body and the overall results are a due to their collective action, that is why extracts from the whole plant are better recommended than processed drugs that contain only one concentrated compound.

It so appears that cannabis is not only a fundamental supplement in the HIV / AIDS therapy but also one extremely promising candidate in the search for the final remedy.
Can cannabis cure HIV / AIDS?

This may be a bold statement, but not a preposterous one, as several studies have come up with consistent proof of the inhibiting action of cannabinoids on the progression of the HIV virus though the immune system.

One of the first studies to document this, was Dr. Molina’s research on monkeys infected with SIV (a simian of HIV) – after treating them with THC for a period of 17 months, analyzes showed significant improvement in the gut tissue and a dramatic increase in the numbers of healthy cells. Following her lead, scientists at Mount Sinai School of Medicine advanced a study that discussed the stimulation of CB2 receptors with cannabinoid receptor antagonists. This way, they stated, the signal between the HIV and CXCR4 (which is one of the receptors that HIV uses to enter the body and destroy the target cells) can be blocked. Their research concluded that by employing antagonists the efficiency of infecting and spreading of the HIV virus could be reduced by 30 to 60%.

There is also a non-cannabinoid compound of the cannabis plant that was found to inhibit the advance of HIV / AIDS. It is called Denbinobin and it’s been discovered by researchers from Germany and Spain who studied its relation with a specific replication protein that takes part in various cellular processes.

Of course all scientific pursuits are hindered by the fact that this potentially lifesaving cure is still illegal in most parts of the world. After all, how can we know for sure that it works when we’re only testing it on monkeys?
HIV / AIDS and mental health

Though overlooked when coping with such devastating physical effects, the mental condition of an HIV / AIDS patient is critical for fighting the disease. The HIV virus affects the central nervous system and provokes a series of neurocognitive disorders. This feature cannot be combatted with retroviral medication as it cannot pass the blood barrier and enter the brain. The activation of the CB2 receptor though can manage to stop the HIV from damaging the brain.

There is also a whole package of emotional and psychological imbalances that inherently occur when one is impaired by such a disease. Paradoxically, the anxiety, stress, fear, depression are all contributing to the propagation of the virus, while all are themselves effects of the infection as well as side-effects of the therapeutic medication. The mental and emotional equilibrium is actually the core of one’s overall healthy condition. So, it may be the time to reconsider exactly the psychoactive effect of cannabis.

It is by activating the CB1 natural receptor of the human body that we can take advantage of the soothing and mood regulating effect of the THC and the other cannabinoids. It’s been prohibited for so long to be “stoned”, that even now when there is such hype around the medicinal benefits of consuming cannabis, we still get stuck in this taboo and forget the medicinal value of a good state of mind.

‘I had forgotten how healing enjoyment can be. Yes, pleasure is therapy.’ – Peter McWilliams, medical cannabis activist, AIDS and cancer patient.

What’s the difference between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil?

While they are similar in some ways, there are important differences between hemp oil and CBD oil.
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As a consumer, it’s easy to get confused by phrases such as “cannabis oil” and “marijuana oil,” especially when many companies seem to use these terms interchangeably. Let’s take a closer look at hemp oil and CBD oil to learn how to distinguish the two.

What Is Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil is fabricated from the plant called hemp. In other words, it is a hemp extract taken from the seeds of the plant. While this type of oil can be extracted from all plants in the cannabis genus, industrial hemp is the only plant used for hemp oil. This type of hemp is specifically produced industrially and the amount of psychoactive substances that are contained in it is minimal.

Usages of Hemp Oil:

  • Hemp oil is great for cooking and a full of nutrients. It can provide a crispy and nutty taste to foods and can be a wonderful replacement for olive oil in salads.
  • It is a great natural moisturizer that can be used after a shower.
  • Hemp oil can be the base for different forms of plastic, instead of petroleum.
  • It is used in the production of paints that are more eco-friendly than petroleum-based paints.
  • It can be used as bio-diesel fuel, like other vegetable oils.
  • Hemp oil is used for making lotions, soaps and even some foods.

What Is CBD Oil?

CBD oil is the short form of the term cannabidiol oil. Cannabidiol is a natural component of industrial cannabis or hemp. CBD oil is cannabis oil that has a significant content of cannabidiol. It is made from the flowers, leaves and stalks of hemp and not from its seeds like hemp oil. CBD oil has become very popular in the medical marijuana industry, because it can be helpful in the treatment of various conditions without the typical intoxicating effects of marijuana use.

Usages of CBD Oil:

  • Can be used in the treatment of Cancer.
  • It is used in the treatment of inflammatory disorders, anxiety, depression, seizures and neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Can be used in the treatment of epilepsy.

The Crucial Difference Between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil 

Hemp and marijuana are cousins in the plant world, but marijuana has a much higher THC content than hemp. Hemp oil contains low levels of CBD – typically less than 25 parts per million – while CBD oil can be up to 15% CBD. Because the plants are related, some unscrupulous sellers of hemp oil are trying to market it for its medicinal value, which is negligible.