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Did You Know?
Little Known Facts in the Medical Marijuana Debate
- Marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 drug by the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, meaning it is considered to have a “high potential for abuse,” “no currently accepted medical use,” and “a lack of accepted safety.” Rescheduling marijuana to the less restrictive Schedule II or III (45 KB) remains a contentious issue.
- The University of Mississippi has grown marijuana (including a placebo with virtually no THC) for US government-approved research since 1968. Each year the university grows 1.5 acres, 6.5 acres, or none, depending upon demand.
- The first cannabis-based prescription medicine, Sativex, was launched in the United Kingdom on June 21, 2010. Sativex is a mouth spray approved to treat spasticity in patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
- Eight of the 10 states that had legalized medical marijuana by 2006 saw a decrease in teen use of marijuana from 1999 to 2006.
- The states with the three highest possession limits among the 17 states with legal medical marijuana are Oregon (24 plants), California (18 plants), and New Mexico (16 plants).
- Smoked or inhaled marijuana takes only a few minutes to reach the brain, where a series of cellular reactions occur that ultimately produce the “high” feeling. When eating or drinking marijuana, this process can take up to an hour.
- When swallowing marijuana (in teas, brownies, etc.), the main active ingredient, Delta-9-THC, is transformed by the liver into the more psychoactively powerful Delta-11-THC.
- In 1978 the US government started the Compassionate Investigational New Drug (IND) program. Although closed for new patients in 1991, it still supplies 320-360 marijuana cigarettes monthly to each of the four seriously ill patients remaining in the program.
- According to FDA data obtained by our filing of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, marijuana was not reported as a primary cause of death at all between Jan. 1, 1997 to June 30, 2005 (the time for which the data were available).
- The US Department of Justice, in an Oct. 19, 2009 memo, advised federal prosecutors not to target medical marijuana patients whose actions are in compliance with the law in states that have legalized medical marijuana.
- Marijuana contains over 400 different identifiable chemical constituents, including steroids and Vitamin A.
- The British Lung Foundation reported in Nov. 2002 that 3-4 marijuana cigarettes a day are as dangerous to the lungs as 20 or more tobacco cigarettes a day.
- A UCLA study presented on May 24, 2006 found no association between marijuana and lung cancer, and it suggested that marijuana may even have “some protective effect.”
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrative Law Judge Mary Ellen Bittner ruled on Feb. 12, 2007 that “there is currently an inadequate supply of marijuana available for research purposes.”
- The 1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, commissioned by the US government, recommended that under certain narrow conditions marijuana should be medically available to some patients, even though “numerous studies suggest that marijuana smoke is an important risk factor in the development of respiratory disease.”
Making Brownies at home with all of the normal items in your kitchen!!!!!!!!!
For brownies everyone suggests a different amount of marijuana to use but I think that really just depends on the quality of the meds; I prefer to use very potent meds and some people have left over trimmings or some are using mid-grade meds.
If you are going to use really potent marijuana be sure to a half ounce of your best and a full ounce if it is of trimmings and leaf or of a lower quality than what we would consider to be medical grade.
Always have a really clean grinder to grind up the meds as much as possible into a very fine almost powdery-like texture.
Grab your wooden spoon and spread the marijuana into your 12 inch frying pan. Try to match your pan size to the size of whatever burner your stove has; that way it is cooked evenly throughout. In regards to how much oil, be sure to just follow what the recipe asks for. Take that oil and pour it onto your powdery meds. Use a medium setting to get it to simmer; once it begins to simmer lower the burner to the lowest setting and leave it there for 2-6 hours- most patients do 2 hours first time around due to lack of patience… if you go a little longer, even just to 3-4 hours- I do believe the results are slightly more potent. Be sure to stir every 30-45 minutes!!!!!!
When it is done cooking you must now strain it through your coffee filter or a thin pasta strainerto remove any excess
Once done straining you will have a medium to dark brown color oil and it should have no plant matter in it.
(The reason we filtered out plant matter was because there is no THC left ; it was extracted into the oil during the cooking process.)
Bake and Enjoy!!!
Smoked cannabis for spasticity in multiple sclerosis:
a randomized, placebo-controlled trial
- Jody Corey-Bloom,
- Tanya Wolfson,
- Anthony Gamst,
- Shelia Jin,
- Thomas D. Marcotte,
- Heather Bentley,
- Ben Gouaux
+ Author Affiliations
From the Departments of Neurosciences (Corey-Bloom), Biostatistics (Wolfson, Gamst, Jin) and Psychiatry (Marcotte, Bentley); and the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (Marcotte, Bentley, Gouaux), University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Calif.
- Dr. Jody Corey-Bloom, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Background: Spasticity is a common and poorly controlled symptom of multiple sclerosis. Our objective was to determine the short-term effect of smoked cannabis on this symptom.
Methods: We conducted a placebo-controlled, crossover trial involving adult patients with multiple sclerosis and spasticity. We recruited participants from a regional clinic or by referral from specialists. We randomly assigned participants to either the intervention (smoked cannabis, once daily for three days) or control (identical placebo cigarettes, once daily for three days). Each participant was assessed daily before and after treatment. After a washout interval of 11 days, participants crossed over to the opposite group. Our primary outcome was change in spasticity as measured by patient score on the modified Ashworth scale. Our secondary outcomes included patients’ perception of pain (as measured using a visual analogue scale), a timed walk and changes in cognitive function (as measured by patient performance on the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test), in addition to ratings of fatigue.
Results: Thirty-seven participants were randomized at the start of the study, 30 of whom completed the trial. Treatment with smoked cannabis resulted in a reduction in patient scores on the modified Ashworth scale by an average of 2.74 points more than placebo (p < 0.0001). In addition, treatment reduced pain scores on a visual analogue scale by an average of 5.28 points more than placebo (p = 0.008). Scores for the timed walk did not differ significantly between treatment and placebo (p = 0.2). Scores on the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test decreased by 8.67 points more with treatment than with placebo (p = 0.003). No serious adverse events occurred during the trial.
Interpretation: Smoked cannabis was superior to placebo in symptom and pain reduction in participants with treatment-resistant spasticity. Future studies should examine whether different doses can result in similar beneficial effects with less cognitive impact.
The original garden of weeden at our 1st big grow at Cannahelp.
We started our journey there and sk many things have happened since and im so proud of myself, my husband and my close friends for going through some real REAL Shit with me and coming out better on the other end.
Weed karma is the worst there is. You always get what u deserve.