There are diverse kinds of breast cancers; some can be treated using certain kinds of medications (if detected on time) while others require specialized treatment. Not many people are aware of the fact that the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids (medical compounds found in marijuana herb) is now being explored with regard to the treatment of various cancers. Many medical research reports have demonstrated the effects of cannabinoids in an array of cancers off late.
Studies show that medical marijuana strengthens the immune system and brings positive changes in the biological system of the patient suffering from breast cancer. Also, the cannabinoids in marijuana restrain the growth of cancerous cells by thwarting their propagation. These compounds limit the spread of cancer cells in the body.
Why Marijuana could be the Best Cure for Breast Cancer?
Although, medical science has progressed tremendously in the past decade or such, there are certain kinds of breast cancers which have been found to be resistant to conventional treatments. Medical research suggests that synthetic cannabinoids or phyto-cannabinoids (THC & CBD) are useful in treating all types and sub-types of breast cancers. The therapeutic potential of marijuana products is predominantly important for treating triple-negative-breast-cancer.
The other vital factor that plays for the use of marijuana products as breast cancer treatment is that they are relatively less toxic and safer in use than traditional mediations. It is generally observed that over a period of time, conventional medications also start affecting non-cancerous cells in the body, even causing their death. Although, marijuana products do come with some mild side-effects such as dizziness and fatigue, they are now being claimed to be comparatively better than conventional medicines which are mostly used for treating breast cancer.
Additionally, marijuana provides a number of other benefits to a cancer patient as well. The treatment of chemotherapy can lead to certain side effects in the body including loss of hair, nausea, vomiting and pain in certain parts of body. Nonetheless, anyone using marijuana as a medication doesn’t face such problems. When combined with conventional medications, cannabinoids work more actively. The synergized effect can be more path-breaking in comparison to when either of the treatments is employed alone.
Future of Breast Cancer Treatment with Marijuana
Presently, considerable research is being carried out on the medical properties of marijuana and its use in breast cancer treatment. Even though, most of the work is limited to pre-clinical trials that mainly involves cell cultures, apparently, the future is bright for cancer patients.
It has to be understood or identified which part of the population suffering from breast cancer will react most positively to the cannabinoids treatment. Unless this is achieved oncologists would be just unwilling to prescribe the drug. Bulks of the oncologists who provide marijuana treatment in Michigan are hopeful that sooner or later, the medical fraternity will begin to accept the research findings and take a step forward.
Medical marijuana remains inaccessible in most parts of the world still despite its illegal presence everywhere. However, as the wave for medical legalization of marijuana is spreading across the world, cancer patients have a reason to be hopeful. Marijuana is all set to play an imperative role in the treatment of various kinds of cancers including breast cancer in the near future provided claims are backed by thorough clinical trials and research reports.
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To include the term ‘medical’ is imperative because marijuana legalization is yet to take place in many parts of the world. But, some countries and states in the US have gone ahead raising the ban over medical use of marijuana. McDonough, who has been involved with High Time magazine for the past decade or such, maintains that the purpose of stones cuisine is not to provide a typical high, but to make people aware of marijuana’s not-so-well-known brighter side. She maintains that the time you talk about a food item made out of cannabis, people don’t take you seriou
sly. She also claims that it’s always beneficial to consume marijuana in the form of an edible than smoking it. Amusingly, the book, based on the concept of cannabis cookery has also got some useful information on topics like cannabis sauce.
In an interview with HuffPost, she spoke in detail about the greater advantages of consuming cannabis in the form of food than through smoking or vaporizing it. The effects last longer this way and even lungs are not affected. She went on to explain that cannabis, when cooked in oil or butter, becomes yummier. Cannabis patients who are reluctant to use saturated fats can include olive or coconut oil. However, while cooking, one should maintain a normal temperature as THC may degenerate at high temperature and loses its potency.
There is a long list of cooking recipes in the book which provide in-depth knowledge on various kinds of medicals marijuana edibles. The book mentions a wide variety of ingredients including dried buds, trimmed leaves, unpressed hash and others to start with. Both dried and fresh cannabis carry own trademark taste. Marijuana strains contain different kinds of chemicals such as terpenes and flavanoids. They may impart citrus or pine-like flavor to the foods. The book also suggests that marijuana pairs very well with chocolate and peanut butter. Some of the most popular recipes in the book include Pumpkin Pie, Rasta Pasta, Bean Soup, Reggae Rice, and Ganja Granny’s Smoked Mac ‘N’ Cheese. McDonough asserts that anyone aspiring to master cannabis cookery techniques must have patience and willingness to ‘innovate.’
It’s important to enjoy the food stuffs having cannabis as main ingredient with caution. One should eat slowly and restrain from over-eating. There are cases where people reported uncomfortable highs later. One should follow a ‘wait and watch’ policy to see how much and when the strain kicks in; person cooking cannabis food items has also been advised to follow a ‘slow and steady’ approach.
Depending upon one’s personal taste and preferences, one can try out any type of meat, tofu or vegetable in cannabis and enjoy the delicacy. Barbecue is also an option. Furthermore, presence of marijuana oils in the foods is highly effective for providing quick relief against a number of diseases. Marijuana oil equipments from Michigan can be used by the chef in order to easily extract oil from the strains and use them in sauces.
Oaklands Oaksterdam University was taken over by federal officials Monday morning.
Officers wearing U.S. Marshals, IRS and DEA jackets swarmed the Oakland medical marijuana facility on Broadway before 8 a.m. Investigators put yellow crime tape around the entire building.
Just after 9 a.m. agents brought out burlap bags, some of them overflowing with pot, to a waiting white container truck.
The nearby Oaksterdam Museum was also being blocked off, according to NBC Bay Area’s Christie Smith, as was the Oaksterdam gift shop and the Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative.
In all, at least four locations were sealed off by the feds.
Oaksterdam is considered by many as the heart of California’s pot legalization movement.
Officials on the scene were not commenting on their purpose other than to say that it was part of “an ongoing investigation.” Internal Revenue Service spokeswoman Arlette Lee said that the investigation was under seal in a Northern District Court.
Oaksterdam is a cannabis college has been in business since 2007.
It was founded by Richard Lee, who was the main backer of the California ballot measure defeated in 2010 that would have legalized marijuana in the state for recreational use.
It’s website says it ”provides students with the highest quality training for the cannabis industry. Our faculty is comprised of the most recognized names in the California cannabis legalization movement.”
Check back for updates.
Below is a special CNBC report on Oaksterdam.
We love the photos uploaded by Leafly members. Every week, Leafly members upload hundreds of photos of cannabis strains. We have spent a lot of time making www.leafly.com a beautiful site; consequently, we want our strain photos to match the Leafly aesthetic. While we have automated most of the process, we still have to review and approve some photos with a live person. With this in mind, we thought that we would post some guidelines to help patients determine the right photos to upload.
Basic Photography Issues
Blurry: A blurry photo does not help patients identify strains by appearance. We are not sure why we get these photos, but we get dozens of them every day. They give us headaches and make us question our own vision.
Flash: Reflections on photos are not helpful.
Now that we have covered the need to focus and avoid flash reflections, let’s move on to backgrounds.
Car interior: We know that you are excited to obtain your medicine, but please don’t submit a photo with the background being the inside of your car. Parking brakes, shift sticks, radios, glove boxes, and feet do not make for a pleasing background.
Crotch: Because nothing says medicine like someone’s crotch.
Currency: Personally, we don’t get this. Why would you put something that you are going to put into your body on one of the dirtiest items you can find?
Coins: We commend your effort to establish scale, but think about all of the pockets and purses this coin has been in since its minting in 1996. We spend a lot of time visiting dispensaries and we have never heard a patient ask, “Could I please have some pocket lint with my medication?” Check out this coin photo:
A Great Photo
Finally, this is what a great photo looks like. Check out this White Russian:
That is it for part 1. Next time, we are going to cover “The Palm” and “Dirty Fingers.” We are also going to have special appearances by “Pets” and “Random Background Guy.”
The Leafly Team
Strain Name: Maui Waui
Looks: Like weed
Smell: Very distinctive , has a sweet , dank smell .
Taste: Sweet , with some sour aftertaste .
Effects: Uplifting , happiness , energy
Reviewed by: Erik B
Good Strain For: Anxiety , depression , pain , glaucoma , etc .
With 16 states having decriminalized or legalized cannabis for non-medical use and eight more heading toward some kind of legalization, federal prohibition’s days seem numbered. You might wonder what America will look like when marijuana is in the corner store and at the farmers market. In three years spent researching that question, I found some ideas about the plant that just don’t hold up.
1. If pot is legal, more people will use it.
As drug policy undergoes big changes, I’ve been watching rates of youth cannabis use with interest. As it is for most fathers, the well-being of my family is the most important thing in my life. Whether you like the plant or not, as with alcohol, only adults should be allowed to partake of intoxicating substances. But youth cannabis use is near its highest level ever in the United States. When I spoke at a California high school recently and asked, “Who thinks cannabis is easier to obtain than alcohol?,” nearly every hand shot up.
In Portugal, by contrast, youth rates fell from 2002 to 2006, after all drugs were legalized there in 2001. Similarly, a 2011 Brown University-led study of middle and high school students in Rhode Island found no increases in adolescent use after the state legalized medical marijuana in 2006.
As for adult use, the numbers are mixed. A 2011 University of California at Berkeley study, for example, showed a slight increase in adult use with de facto legalization in the Netherlands (though the rate was still lower than in the United States). Yet that study and one in 2009 found Dutch rates to be slightly lower than the European average. When the United States’ 40-year-long war on marijuana ends, the country is not going to turn into a Cheech and Chong movie. It is, however, going to see the transfer of as much as 50 percent of cartel profits to the taxable economy.
2. Law enforcement officials oppose legalization.
It is true that many law enforcement lobby groups don’t want to end America’s most expensive war (which has cost $1 trillion and counting), but that’s because they’re the reason it’s so expensive. In 2010, two-thirds of federal spending on the drug war, $10 billion, went toward law enforcement and interdiction.
But law enforcement rank and file know the truth about the drug war’s profligate and ineffective spending, says former Los Angeles deputy police chief Stephen Downing, one of 5,000 public safety professionals who make up the group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. “Most law enforcers find it difficult not to recognize the many harms caused by our current drug laws,” he wrote to me in an e-mail. Those harms include, according to a new ACLU report, marijuana-possession arrests that are skewed heavily toward minorities.
Since marijuana prohibition drives the drug war, these huge costs would end when federal cannabis law changes. Sheriff Tom Allman in Mendocino County, Calif., helped permit, inspect and protect local cannabis farmers in 2010 and 2011. When I asked him why, he said: “This county has problems: domestic violence, meth, poverty. Marijuana isn’t even in the top 10. I want it off the front pages so I can deal with the real issues.”
3. Getting high would be the top revenue generator for the cannabis plant.
I called both of my U.S. senators’ offices to support inserting a provision into this year’s farm bill to legalize hemp for domestic cultivation. Based on my research on industrial cannabis, commonly called hemp, I’m staggered by the potential of this plant, which is not the variety you smoke.
In Canada, where 90 percent of the crop is bought by U.S. consumers, the government researches the best varieties for its hemp farmers, rather than refusing to issue them permits, as the United States tends to do. In a research facility in Manitoba, I saw a tractor whose body was made entirely of hemp fiber and binding. BMW and Dodgeuse hemp fibers in their door panels, and homes whose insulation and wall paneling are made partially of hemp represent a fast-growing trend in the European construction industry.
Jack Noel, who co-authored a 2012 industrial hemp task force report for the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, says that “within 10 years of the end of the war on drugs, we’ll see a $50 billion domestic hemp industry.” That’s bigger than the $40 billion some economists predict smoked cannabis would bring in.
Foods such as cereal and salad dressing are the biggest U.S. markets for hemp today, but industrial cannabis has the brightest future in the energy sector, where a Kentucky utility is planning to grow hemp for biomass energy.
4. Big Tobacco and Big Alcohol would control the legal cannabis industry.
In 1978, the Carter administration changed alcohol regulations to allow for microbreweries. Today the craft-beer market is worth $10.2 billion annually. The top-shelf cannabis farmers in California’s Emerald Triangle realize this potential. “We’re creating an international brand, like champagne and Parmigiano cheese,” says Tomas Balogh, co-founder of the Emerald Growers Association in Humboldt, Calif. Get ready for the bud and breakfast.
When America’s 100 million cannabis aficionados (17 million regular partakers) are freed from dealers, some are going to pick up a six-pack of joints at the corner store before heading to a barbecue, and others are going to seek out organically grown heirloom strains for their vegetable dip.
As Balogh puts it: “When people ask me if the small farmer or the big corporation will benefit from the end of prohibition, I say, ‘Both.’ The cannabis industry is already decentralized and farmer-owned. It’s up to consumers to keep it that way.” So Big Alcohol might control the corner store, but not the fine-wine shop or the farmers’ market.
5. In the heartland, legalization is a political nonstarter.
President Obama, in an interview last December, for the first time took seriously a question about the legalization of cannabis. He said that he didn’t yet support it but that he had “bigger fish to fry” than harassing Colorado and Washington.
In Colorado in 2012, 40 percent of Republican voters chose to legalize cannabis, and a greater share of Coloradans voted for legalization than voted for Obama.
In Arizona, a pretty conservative and silver state, 56 percent of those in a poll last month supported regulating cannabis for personal use. Maybe fiscal conservatives know about the $35 billion in annual nationwide tax savings that ending prohibition would bring. In Illinois, 63 percent of voters support medicinal marijuana, and they’re likely to get it. Even 60 percent of Kentuckians favor medical cannabis.
I’m not surprised. I live in a conservative valley in New Mexico. Yet as a woman in line at the post office recently told me: “It’s pills that killed my cousin. Fightin’ pot just keeps those dang cartels in business.”
Doug Fine is the author of “Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution,” in which he followed one legal medicinal cannabis plant from farm to patient.
Source: Washington Post (DC)
Author: Doug Fine
Published: June 7, 2013
Copyright: 2013 Washington Post Company
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During a press conference on Wednesday, Democratic congressmen from Oregon, Colorado, Washington, and California announced that they will push for legislation to loosen the restrictions on state-legal marijuana businesses.
The five representatives sponsoring reforms hope to ease the burden for businesses in the cannabis industry by allowing them to file for federal tax deductions, open bank accounts, and operate without fear of property or forfeiture claims. They plan to introduce three bills — the Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act, the States’ Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act, and an amendment to the IRS code relating to state-legal marijuana sales — and will seek to attach these measures to other legislation moving through Congress.
“These are relatively minor technical adjustments,” said Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, “and in times past, things like this would find their way to be part of larger pieces of legislation.” The Hill reported that the sponsors believe the bills have “little chance at moving on their own,” but that they may make it to the president’s desk if they are included in, say, the broader farm bill being debated before Congress.
The Democratic representatives were joined by businessmen involved in the sale of legalized marijuana for the announcement. Aaron Smith of the National Cannabis Industry Association told the press, “We are asking to be taxed. We are one of the only industries in the country coming to D.C. asking, ‘Tax us, but tax us fairly.’”
Supporters of the legislation claim that it will help end the dangerous “cash only” nature of state-legal marijuana businesses as well as solving conflicts between state and federal laws on the issue.
Source: National Review Online
Author: Lindsey Grudnicki
By Hunter Walker, Talking Points Memo.
On election night last November, when voters in Colorado and Washington passed ballot initiatives making their states the first to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, they set the stage for potentially landmark legal battles that could define the future of American drug policy.