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LOS ANGELES - CANNABIS BIBLE - CONDENSED VERSION

In this article we cover every important issue that Pot smoking Angelenos needs to know.   Top MMJ Dispensaries, Products and Services Pot Politics - Law -  Police How to Legally Buy - Grow - Possess - Transport Medical Marijuana in LA     LaLa MMJ Factoids: MMJ ID Cards issued  by 2015  = 7664 MMJ Recommendations by California Licensed Physicians is estimated at 70,000 (2016). Pot dispensaries were about eight times less likely to be robbed than banks!   Los Angeles and County - MMJ  Law "It's a mess" The  City of Angels has wrestled with Medical Cannabis regulations for many years.   Right now, there are many Medical Marijuana Dispensaries operating legally. If you want to buy Weed from a licensed Dispensary you better have your Medical Recommendation paperwork or MMJ ID Card handy. In 2013, a bill called Proposition D made the operation of Medical Marijuana businesses illegal;  that is, in theory.  Also included in the Prop-D; using vehicles to transport Medical Cannabis for commercial purposes is illegal. Council members voted 12-0 in favor for a bill which states that no new certificates may be issued for “any medical marijuana collective business activity.” In January, The City of Los Angeles banned new business registrations for dispensaries in January 2016.  In February 2016 regulations for LA County “put a temporary moratorium on cultivation and to study a permanent ban.”  However Prop. D offers some protection as there is a list of Dispensaries and businesses that have been granted permission to operate.   Still, the overall situation is a mess. The city is collecting taxes on businesses that are unlicensed.  One supposes that paying taxes is kind of a certificate of approval. In March 2016, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to crack down on illegal cannabis collectives in unincorporated parts of the county which already proposed in Proposition D  back in 2013. Find out more about Proposition D from the LA City Site "Despite the 2013 voter approval of Proposition D, which banned most medical marijuana businesses in Los Angeles, the city has continued to issue tax certificates and collect taxes from them, illegal or not." “They shouldn’t be operating, because they don’t fall within the law, and we shouldn’t be collecting taxes on these businesses that are illegally operating, as much as we try to shut the illegal ones down, they turn around and we issue a BTRC (business tax registration certificate) to them.”  -  Councilwoman Nury Martinez’s “What’s to figure out? I believe there is a list of Prop D-compliant marijuana dispensaries. All you need to do is to look at the list, see if they’re on the list, then you issue or renew the BTRC. If they’re not on the list, then you don’t issue one. It’s not that complicated.”  - Nury Martinez’s Disclaimer:  Before taking action, readers should refer to LA County's actual website,  or the original source,  to verify the ultimate accuracy of any information provided herein.   HOW & WHERE CAN I BUY MEDICAL CANNABIS LEGALLY IN LA? To purchase Marijuana from any licensed Marijuana Dispensary or Club in Los Angeles,  you'll need a Doctor's Recommendation and / or MMJ-ID.  Click here to apply for a legal recommendation, in a few minutes a physician can be evaluating your file. 420EOL Telehealth Online services are 100% online, and are by far the cheapest and fastest way to get a legal MMJ documentation,  These services are guaranteed -  Angelenos don't pay until a medical doctor has approved your case.   TOP RANKED MMJ DISPENSARIES & CLUBS in Los Angeles, CA CITY HALL AND POLICE DEPARTMENT ON MARIJUANA Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti said he wouldn't have any problems if California voters decided to legalize recreational marijuana. He suggested that enforcing marijuana laws is diverting law enforcement from more important business. "Marijuana IS important for medicinal use, But if in the future, California's voters want it for casual use, for me, it's not a problem."   "I want to use the police department's resources for more serious crimes, but they are usually tied up in these crimes that aren't as important, Still, it would need to be decided by a state-wide vote." Police Chief Charles L. Beck talks about Marijuana in LA Despite neighborhood complaints, most medical marijuana clinics are not dangerous or plagued by crime, says police Chief Charlie Beck. "Banks are more likely to get robbed than medical marijuana dispensaries." - Chief Charlie Beck. Opponents had complained that pot clinics were causing crime, but these notions were disposed of by one of the city's foremost experts, the Chief of Police. A report in 2009 concluded that pot dispensaries were about eight times less likely to be robbed than banks!  - 71 robberies at 350 banks compared to 47 robberies at more than 800 dispensaries. "I have tried to verify that because that, of course, is the mantra," said Beck. "It doesn't really bear out. We have looked at reliable statistics."   The City of Angels (literal translation from Spanish) is the second-largest city in the United States with a population of nearly 4 million people.  Greater LA is one of the world's largest metropolitan areas, nearing 20 million inhabitants (2016).  LA has the third-largest GMP in the world - after the Greater Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas - with a gross metropolitan product of almost $1 frickin trillion dollars. "Marijuana IS important for medicinal use, But if in the future, California's voters want it for casual use, for me, it's not a problem." - LA Mayor Eric Garcetti LA is also one of the world's most ethnically diverse cities, with huge asian, hispanic, afro-american populations complimenting a generous portion of caucasian persuasion.  The geography is unique in that you can surf in the morning, ski in the afternoon and have a beer in the desert in the evening.  With a GMP of one thousand billion dollars, suffice it to say that LA has and does everything. The city was officially founded in 1781 by the Spanish. After the Mexican-American war, California, became part of the US. With the discovery of oil in the LA area, the population grew exponentially. The city of Angels was officially incorporated as a municipality in 1850. FURTHER READING -  LOS ANGELES AND MARIJUANA LAPD chief: Pot clinics NOT plagued by crime    

ALZHEIMER'S & CANNABIS BASED MEDICINES - THE ONLY THING THAT REALLY WORKS?

  "THC and its analogues may provide an improved therapeutic for Alzheimer’s disease by simultaneously treating both the symptoms and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.”   Study after study - worldwide - conclude that marijuana is a safe and promising treatment for Alzheimer's.  While big pharma and government is dragging its feet, many MDs are recommending cannabis based medicines due to its obvious efficacy, high probability of benefit / negligible chance of harm. Alzheimer's is a dreaded, horrible condition that has baffled orthodox medical doctors for a long, long time.  The efforts by Big-Pharma, their new drugs and therapies have simply failed to deliver despite the billions of dollars spent.   ENTER CANNABIS BASED MEDICINES   Gary Wenk, Dr. of neuroscience, immunology, and medical genetics at Ohio State University, states that if one smokes a significant amount of marijuana in their 20s and 30s and then stop, it may have wiped out all of the inflammation in the brain and there is not enough time for inflammation to do appreciable damage in old age.  The implications that marijuana’s medicinal effects on our brains are monumental, from not just a health perspective. However, an ancient remedy, marijuana, has provided not only hope, but astounding results.  Now that medical marijuana is legalized, patients are finding out the some strains of cannabis are working wonders in the elderly. “In contrast to previous studies aimed at utilizing cannabinoids in Alzheimer’s disease therapy, our results provide a mechanism whereby the THC molecule can directly impact Alzheimer’s disease pathology…" - Lisa Eubanks, PHD, Scripps Research Institute What has happened is that the truly private sector's scientists and growers are advancing rapidly; they are breeding varieties of marijuana that with various cannabinoid content.  Cannabinoids are the main active ingredients of cannabis; THC is the main psychoactive component and CBD is the main psychoactive component.  There are other cannabinoids and substances that are highly medicinal as well, making medical marijuana an incredibly versatile medicine.    Cannabis works directly to modulate receptors responsible for cognition and mood, which is an obvious problem found in dementia sufferers.  While Cannabis has profound preventative and regenerating properties, the greatest thing about it is - it can work wonders - right here and now. Preventative Decreases protein production associated with dementia Cannabis is anti-inflammatory Cannabis is antioxidant/neuroprotectant Stimulates neurogenesis - nerve and brain cell growth   "Alzheimer’s Prevention Starts with Marijuana" - British Journal of Pharmacology   With the legalization of medical marijuana families are finding out it works.   “Inflammation within the brain is a major component of the damage associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but it has always been assumed that this response was coming from immune-like cells in the brain, not the nerve cells themselves. When we were able to identify the molecular basis of the inflammatory response to amyloid beta, it became clear that THC-like compounds that the nerve cells make themselves may be involved in protecting the cells from dying.” - www.alzheimers.net At the end of the day, most forms of cannabis based medicines have yet to be systematically tested on the patient's. Veteran users are aware that some strains high in CBD with moderate amounts of THC are more generally more effective than mono-THC varieties.  Also, habitual weed smokers could be smoking the wrong medicine and are getting too much of a good thing, which everyone knows is a bad thing.     SOCIAL MEDIA - BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN ARMS Medical Doctor Medical Files and Research for Alzheimer's Patients   420EvaluationsOnline's own Alzheimer's summary of quality research. Alzheimer's on Facebook - Sharing   FB Pamela Kiss I had 2 grandmother's pass from alzheimer's and it's horrible. There was nothing to stop it. Marijuana needs to be legalized and our government needs to stop heroin from coming into the country. It's on every street corner. I know pills started the addiction process but all the state and governments are blaming all the deaths on pain killers rolling heroin onto it as it to is a pain killer. I'm starting to believe it's in the free trade agreements. Every week I hear of at least 1 person in Battle Creek who's OD'd. FB Jake Bodnar Kinda ironic that the same plant that's notorious for making your memory worse does just the opposite for a memory degenerative disease.... Studies on CBD and Alzheimer's Disease - Project CBD Perhaps the most comprehensive source of scientific literature on cannabinoids and dementia.  Click on the title link for more.   420EvaluationsOnline Notes:  California Telehealth allows medical marijuana patients to legally get doctors 420 recommendations online. Our operator available from 7am to 11pm to serve you.  The process is 100% done online and takes only a few minutes.  Upon approval (not long after applying), you'll be mailed and emailed copies of your MMJ Recommendation and or Cannabis ID Card / Growers permit.  Our services come with a guarantee - client's don't pay until they are recommended for Medical Marijuana in the State of California.   The Effects of Medical Marijuana on Alzheimer's Treatment So we finally tried CBD med marijuana oil and she a has show more improvement and doesn't need her BP and cholesterol pills anymore!   Alzheimer's, Mom and Cannabis | Skunk Pharm Research LLC She is in the late seventh and final stage of Alzheimer's and would want her story told. ... Just prior to bed we gave her a full gram of balanced CBD/THC oil, then ...   Marijuana Ingredient May 'Cure' Alzheimer's, Study Suggests Dr. Tim Karl and his colleagues found that, when given CBD, mice bred to mimic Alzheimer's showed drastic improvements in tests involving ...   Alzheimer's Treatment - Medical Cannabis Clinic Alzheimer's Treatment - Alzheimer's disease and dementia may be alleviated by CBD, a cannabinoid derived from cannabis. Studies indicate ...   Marijuana oil reduces Alzheimer's symptoms, study finds Smoking, vaping, or eating the pot molecules THC and CBD directly affects nerve cell function, reducing chronic brain inflammation, oxidative ...   Cannabinoids for treatment of Alzheimer's disease: moving toward the ...   The potential therapeutic effects of THC on Alzheimer's disease. - NCBI   CBD May Treat Cognitive Impairments from Alzheimer's There is a great deal of evidence suggesting that cannabis is beneficial for the ... Australian Researchers Investigate CBD, Alzheimer's In Mice.   MAIOR ASSIST FROM PROJECT CBD - TREMENDOUS RESEARCH EFFORT - LINKED Cannabinoids for the Treatment of Agitation and Aggression in Alzheimer’s Disease In so many words, synthetic cannabinoids showed tremendous promise. The therapeutic potential of the endocannabinoid system for Alzheimer’s disease Heavy conclusion:  EXPERT OPINION: Based on the complex pathology of AD, a preventative, multimodal drug approach targeting a combination of pathological AD symptoms appears ideal. Importantly, cannabinoids show anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and antioxidant properties and have immunosuppressive effects. Thus, the cannabinoid system should be a prime target for AD therapy. Endocannabinoid signalling in Alzheimer’s disease  Can cannabis work?     A molecular link between the active component of marijuana and Alzheimer’s disease pathology THC is a considerably superior inhibitor of Aβ aggregation, and this study provides a previously unrecognized molecular mechanism through which cannabinoid molecules may directly impact the progression of this debilitating disease.  In other words,  cannabis trial result are extremely exciting to these researchers. Neuroprotective effect of CBD... on beta-amyloid-induced toxicity in PC12 cells Paraphrase results, exciting news for Alzheimer's patients....Our results indicate that cannabidiol exerts a combination of neuroprotective, anti-oxidative and anti-apoptotic effects against beta-amyloid peptide toxicity, and that inhibition of caspase 3 appearance from its inactive precursor, pro-caspase 3, by cannabidiol is involved in the signalling pathway for this neuroprotection. The Potential Therapeutic Effects of THC on Alzheimer’s Disease Exciting news, study shows that cannabis based medicine works in Alzheimer's on so many levels.  "At the treatment concentrations, no toxicity was observed and the CB1 receptor was not significantly upregulated. Additionally, low doses of THC can enhance mitochondrial function and does not inhibit melatonin's enhancement of mitochondrial function. These sets of data strongly suggest that THC could be a potential therapeutic treatment option for Alzheimer's disease through multiple functions and pathways." The Role of Endocannabinoid Signaling in the Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s Disease Researchers excited about clinical evidence that activating the endocannabinoid system helps in Alzheimer's. CBD in vivo blunts beta-amyloid induced neuroinflammation by suppressing IL-1beta and iNOS expression. In vivo anti-inflammatory actions of CBD, emphasizing the importance of this compound as a novel promising pharmacological tool capable of attenuating Abeta evoked neuroinflammatory responses. CBD: A promising drug for neurodegenerative disorders? Cannabis compounds, cannabidiol (CBD), which lacks any unwanted psychotropic effect, may represent a very promising agent with the highest prospect for therapeutic use. Cannabinoid receptor 1 deficiency in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease leads to enhanced cognitive impairment despite of a reduction in amyloid deposition Cannabinoids display neuromodulatory and neuroprotective effects which imply great potential benefit to Alzheimer's patients.... The role of the endocannabinoid system in Alzheimer’s disease They call the research incomplete, but none the less exciting. The role of phytochemicals in the treatment and prevention of dementia Read the world's longest abstract, that cautiously advises that Cannabinoids might help Alzheimer's patients. Cannabidiol Promotes Amyloid Precursor Protein Ubiquitination and Reduction of Beta Amyloid Expression in SHSY5YAPP+ Cells Through PPARγ Involvement Virtually impossible for a layman to read, expresses their excitement about cannabinoids in the treatment of Alzheimer's. Cannabinoids for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease: moving toward the clinic   This study finds that cannabinoids helps AD, and possible AZ too. Safety and Efficacy of Medical Cannabis Oil for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia. CONCLUSION: Adding MCO to AD patients' pharmacotherapy is safe and a promising treatment option. Cannabinoids for the Treatment of Agitation and Aggression in Alzheimer's Disease While findings from six studies showed significant benefits from syntheti cannabinoids—dronabinol or nabilone—on agitation and aggression Natural Phytochemicals in the Treatment and Prevention of Dementia: An Overview We believe that natural phytochemicals may represent a promising sources of alternative medicine, at least in association with therapies approved to date for dementia. Delineating the Efficacy of a Cannabis-Based Medicine at Advanced Stages of Dementia in a Murine Model Wow!.  The present study also demonstrates that natural cannabinoids do not affect cognitive impairment associated with healthy aging in wild-type mice. The positive effects induced by Δ9-THC and CBD in aged AβPP/PS1 mice are associated with reduced GluR2/3 and increased levels of GABA-A Rα1 in cannabinoid-treated animals when compared with animals treated with vehicle alone.  

ARTHRITIS PATIENTS on CANNABIS BASED MEDICINE

" After taking cannabis oil, a 65 year old grandmother could move again, for the first time in years." In this article, patients and researchers testify toward the efficacy of Medical Marijuana in the treatment of inflammation and pain caused by arthritis. Patient testimonials include parents, teachers, veterans, the old and young.  Medical Marijuana researchers include orthodox doctors, Ph.D.s from notable universities and their quotes - gathered from peer reviewed medical journals. Did Medical Marijuana work for me? How did they get their Marijuana - legally or otherwise? What kind of Cannabis Based Medicine works best for their arthritis. Was their Medical Marijuana use socially accepted? How does Cannabis work to reduce arthritic pain and inflammation? How did I feel, what were the effects from using Marijuana? Were there any bad side effects, did I feel weird or mentally unbalanced? What did my family think about using wacky tobacy?   SOCIAL MEDIA - THOUSANDS OF TESTIMONIALS - CANNABIS WORKS TO RELIEVE PAIN There are literally thousands of patient testimonials that attest to the efficacy of medical marijuana in the treatment of arthritic pain, pain of all kinds, anxiety, seizures, cramps, AIDS, Cancer and more.   "It is very very true i suffer from arthritis pain very very badly and it sucks until i get some marijuana in me i refuse to take pills because all that pills do is screw you system all up pills are poison." Another thing that prospective Marijuana users need to know is that - MARIJUANA WAS PRESCRIBED LEGALLY FOR ARTHRITIC PAIN FROM 1760 TO 1935 in the US of A. In addition, Medical Marijuana has been used for centuries to treat many maladies.  Marijuana and Hemp were made illegal in the 1930's by the federal government and was further demonized by the UN's charter - the global war on drugs.   AMA NEVER SUPPORTED ILLEGAL MARIJUANA IN THE FIRST PLACE It is interesting that neither the police, nor the American Pharmacists Association or the American Medical Association ever campaigned against pot.  Only a select few mercenaries and fanatics were hired to exclaim falsely against the traditional wonder medicine that medical marijuana surely is.  To learn more about this sad, silly saga, just google the history of marijuana and read what was said by the G-men and their phony experts on record.   ARTHRITIS PATIENT's on CANNABIS BASED MEDICINE Marijuana works for Broken leg - Arthritis pain Yes it does I broke my leg and ankle a few years ago and they said that I will most like have arthritis accelerated in my leg. Advil and Tylenol don't work. I smoke some magical herb and I can function normally"  - David Michael Ramirez Thumbs up, young man with joint pain Yes it DOES, I'm only 18 but working construction/labor the entire time really does a number on your joints. A good joint at the end of the day fixes ya right up. - Wyatt J. Bottorff   MMJ for Spine Pain? Works wonders for my arthritic spine.- Mark Blanton Marijuana Best Strains for Arthritis? I tried street weed and several kinds of medical marijuana.  The strains with balanced CBD and THC worked best for me for pain in my wrists.  I never got really stoned but I felt like laughing all the time. - Won't tell. Osteoarthritis pain and surgery - legalize marijuana now I have chondromalacia patellae in both knees osteoarthritis in both. Surgery 3 times for tendon reconstruction in my left knee. And they tell me I'm too young for knee replacements well then f****** legalize. Indica. - Dan Mikitko Why take a toxic pill instead of Pot? Tsardakas We don't have any pills in the house. Poison!! The less meds you ingest the better off you are. I can't BELIEVE the number of people who will take a pill with lord only knows what's in it....than eat or smoke a damn plant that came out of the ground! Insanity!!  - Tony Cass     Simple, it works  It does help!! - Brenda Bland   The real reason why Marijuana was public enemy number one If it were legalized, the big drug manufacturers would lose big bucks. - Barbara Smith Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis & Cannabis Miracle I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at 16 and have been using marijuana as a medicine since, I'm now 22. My doctor is aware and supports my decision. No negative health side effects in 7 years, minimal aches and pain since. I have no health insurance and tho not cheap I believe marijuana saved my life. I can't imagine taking pharmaceuticals everyday. Without marijuana as a medicine my quality of life would be severely depressing. - Asa Green Weed and Bulging Discs Cures my back Pain due to 4 herniated bulging discs...... love this Herb for Life - Jeremy Stanley Sick of Recreational Weed rip-offs, pleas for Medical Grade Pot I just wanna go to a pot shop and buy some good weed in,FL.I'm tired of getting ripped off in da hood. - John Dagenbach Legal Marijuana is Better There is also legal medication out there rather than exposing people around you with your marihuana smoke - Valerie Correia NY Pot Problem I have arthritis in my back. plus depression..anxiety ..anorexia of 18 years it helps - Alecia Marie Geer Osteoarthritis Pain Semi- normalized I am a patient with Osteoarthritis (and other health issues) and Marj. helps a lot with the arthritis. I am more likely to get up and move around and get things done while I feel semi-normal..- P.j. Chaffin Laws against Medical Weed are Stupid I can go buy a gun but this plant is illegal , just stupid. allow people to grow a garden if they want. let's take the criminal aspect out all the way. its a plant. people just need to get over the hate. blessings, - Joan K Fleming Weed and Knee Pain Hmm... is that about that rarely heard of herbal balm that would cure wounds when applied on the skin? Or is it only about smoking herbs? Because... When my knees start to hurt, maybe if i get stoned i'll forget, but yet, it'll still hurt if i climb stairs :P (as usual... no changes) - Matthieu Simard Husband and Wife share Marijuana and Arthritis. Me and my husband smoke it and it helps his foot that everyone in it shattered he now has arthritis up his leg down he says it helps him take away the pain. - Teresa Kincer AIDS Patients says MMJ is AWESOME AWESOME...The narcotics "Schedule C" don't work and I still have to take NSAIDs on top of Vicodin. Osteoarthritis in both hands, both hands have had the same extensor mechanism realignment surgery and one is great while the other feels like it did before surgery. All for Medical Marijuana...Ask me - It works! - Paula Meadows Knows it help ME. I know it helps.. It won't take away all my pain but it definitely makes it bearable. With arthritis in my hands and throughout my spine and fibro, it does make a big difference. And it's all I will do!! Was so over medicated by Dr that I had no appetite at all and dropped over 40 lbs. And not overweight to begin with. I refuse to take prescription meds which have such awful side effects and kills your brain and eats up your insides. Like alcohol!!!! - Carol Webb Started using Medical Cannabis at age 46 I was just recently at age 48, diagnosed with arthritis in the neck and back, it's slowly spreading to elbows and wrists, Sour D, choice one, purple haze ! Mary Ann R Strohl Sick and Tired - She can't get Cannabis Legally for her arthritis It's about damn time.Have suffered with arthritis most my life; tired of feeling like an outlaw, & deprived of the medicine I need, & not just for arthritis. - Karen Berry Metal plate in head - Marijuana is Number One! Yeah, i wish i could live somewhere i could get bud prescribed because i have a metal plate in my head and with allot of temperature changes i have illogical thinking and allot of headaches, mj gets rid of it. thank god for the number one cure for everything. when will the united states stop being so ignorant and make marijuana legalized all ready. - Gerardo Coronado Homemade Cannabis Cream for Arthritis I make cream for Arthritis from cannabis - Oscar Rivera Surgery Fuck up - hate Doctor's Pain Killers, want Marijuana, it works I had a surgeon screw up my knee really bad. Cooked all of the cartilage, so my knee is bone on bone. Been on the horrible pain pill train. Vicodin, oxy, morphine. Only thing that works is herb. Sucks that i live in TX. Considering relocation to a state that allows medical - Corey Ayres Bible Thumpers need to pay Attention Yea and these people will refuse to believe that because they look at as a drug .... that's why it will never go legal where i live because of the bible humpers - Brent Curry   55 year old uses Exercise and MMJ to treat Arthritis Issues Hell yes...I am 55 w/degenerative disk disease, bone spurs and arthritis. I have been a on n off toker since age 19. I cycle an 18 speed bike everyday weather permitting, lift weights and it helps with sleep, pain and stiffness  - Donna Marie Camiso Pills are stupid, MMJ is the Choice Unreal they don't get it coz they want the pills crap that has bad side effects and lose all the money they make on pilssssssssssssssssssssss man this poissesme offffffffffffffffff can ya tell lol f - Margie Syput Happy Grandma can move again with Medical Marijuana Just look at that happy face !!!!!!!!! It tells you more then 1000 words. That 65 years old Thai grandmother had Arthritis pain for many years hips knee leg foot she was not able to go out of her house. After taking nineoil with cannabis oil , that is when she started to move again.- Facebook user Pills Kill me, Pot works "It is very very true i suffer from arthritis pain very very badly and it sucks until i get some marijuana in me i refuse to take pills because all that pills do is screw you system all up pills are poison." - Jeff Lonewolf Robb Weed Good for Arthritis You need to be smoking Bonnie Beltran - Enks Laws Why would you hate pot? Pot could help ease pain and suffering?!?! Is that why the right wing zealots hate it so much? - Paul Pothier   DEA hypocrites hold Medical Weed  Patents saying it works! Yet the dumbass DEA refuses to take it off Schedule 1 list. But the GOV'T has owned the patent for close to 50 year. - Rasheed McPherson Not all Doctors comfortable with Medical Marijuana, yet But even Medical Professional won't admit the truth or support legal OMMP laws or people abiding by them. Kaiser, Providence, OHSU, and most doctors who diagnose and treat these diseases do it with narcotics and refuse anything to do to assist with Medical Marijuana even in legal states.- Sheila Pori-Hudson Miracle - After pregnancy arthritic pain treated with Vap and Cannabis "Its amazing for pain. After my ectopic pregnancy last year, i couldn't walk some days without medical mj. I would vape hash and it instantly took my pain away. Much healthier and less addictive than opiates." - Valerie Nicole Actually Lyn, Senator Used Cannabis for Pain while in Office "Now don’t tell anybody I broke the law," he told the group. "They’ll bust down my door and, you know, and take whatever’s inside and use it for evidence against me. The bottom line is that… there’s definitely cannabis in there, and it makes sure that I can sleep now." -  GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher     Marijuana Love Don't you guys get it? Marijuana heals! Love the Herb  - Sonny L. Voisey Cannabis the Evil Crusade against the Wonder Drug "Funny how they been telling us for years how pot had all these side effects and how it was such a terrible drug.............. And now they want to force feed us pills by the assload that cause more problems than 2 million joints could do..I have smoked pot since i was 12 years old and my 1st joint was with my father,who is also one of my best friends and would never do anything that would be a detriment to myself.He knew then what people are learning now, Almost everyone smokes pot to one extent or another,whether they try it and don't like it or become lifelong fans of the wonder drug. Some old people will never change their ways so it is left up to the young generations to educate the masses on the wonders and glory that is marijuana.....it eases pain,doesn't prevent it and it also makes it easier to focus on the task at hand and not to mention its a great social drug....everyone has a few friends that they have nothing in common with other than a doobie..and there's nothing wrong with that because a friend with weed is a friend indeed and we just need to lay the right seed in the heads of the next generations  - Benjamin Michael Marvin   420 EvaluationOnline's In-house Medical Articles & Reports Autoimmune Disorders & Medical Marijuana Inflammation & Medical Marijuana Pain & Medical Marijuana Arthritis & Medical Marijuana Rheumatoid arthritis Psoriatic arthritis Related autoimmune diseases Septic arthritis   420EvaluationsOnline Services:  In California, medical doctors familiar with the benefits of cannabis often recommend medical marijuana to their patients to treat all forms of arthritis.  420Evaluationsonline provides patients online access to licensed medical physicians that evaluate patients symptoms and conditions quickly.   Click here to fill out a questionnaire - it takes a few minutes. A doctor will evaluate your file shortly after you press done. Upon your approval, usually within the hour, your legal documentation is emailed Hard copy follows in an unmarked envelope (in 2-3 days). It's the fastest, affordable way to become Medical Marijuana Legal in California Growers Permits - Cannabis ID - Recommendations   Now you can legally possess, use and purchase medical marijuana from any licensed dispensary, cooperative or delivery service in California.   FURTHER READING - DOCTOR'S DATA - ALL YOU PROBABLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ARTHRITIS AND MEDICAL CANNABIS     10 marijuana strains for arthritis pain management Harlequin, Cannatonic, ACDC, Acapulco Gold, Double Dream, White Berry, Burmese Kush, Death Bubba, Canna-Tsu, Girl Scout Cookies 1 in 3 Americans Would Use Medical Marijuana. Are You One Of Them? It’s not just people desperate for pain relief who are embracing marijuana, however—the stigma is lifting in the medical community as well, in part because marijuana could help ease the country's massive opioid problem. "Medical marijuana is not the most addictive of medicines nor the most dangerous, and it's safer than many drugs in use. Plus, there are times when it can provide relief when little else does," says David Katz, MD, director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center. Nearly two-thirds of Canadians prescribed medical marijuana use it to manage arthritis. Yet its potential as a treatment is still debated. “There is currently no good study of the use of medical marijuana for the use of rheumatic diseases, which means that we have no studies that will speak to the good or the negative, the efficacy or side effects either in the short or the long term.” - Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles. Bob Dylan would surely say, you don't need a weatherman to tell you which way the wind blows. Marijuana Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers Anecdotal evidence for relief of arthritic pain using marijuana. Strong anecdotal evidence exists showing that medical marijuana can certainly help to treat the pain and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Patients who have opted to use medical marijuana report increased mobility, less pain and less reliance on pharmaceutical medications. Juicing raw cannabis helped a young woman named Kristen who was diagnosed at the age of 16 with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Her condition developed into an autoimmune disorder that left her bedridden for four years. She claims that after only one month, her pain stopped and her recovery began. House Republican says he used medical marijuana while in office "I tried it two weeks ago, and it's the first time in a year and a half that I had a decent night's sleep because the arthritis pain was gone." - Rohrabacher Expression of cannabinoid receptor 2 and its inhibitory effects on synovial fibroblasts in rheumatoid arthritis. CONCLUSION: These difficult to read research papers conclude that the clinical evidence demonstrates; cannabinoids affect receptors that reduce pain and inflammation.          

THE MANY BENEFITS OF SMOKING MARIJUANA DAILY

“Marijuana is quite possibly the finest of intoxicants. It has been scientifically proven, for decades, to be much less harmful to the body than alcohol when used on a regular basis (Google “Science”).”  – Nick Offerman / Actor, Writer, Carpenter Some people wake up and take a toke first thing every day.  But,is this a good idea?  Some regular marijuana users and their spouses sometimes wonder if their everyday consumption is a good idea. Really, what are the facts? Is daily consumption harmful to your body and mind?  What do the quality scientists and researchers say about the dangers and benefits of daily marijuana use? Benefits of Daily Marijuana Consumption Medical Marijuana has been found to treat or alleviate the following symptoms.   Cramps Depression Elevated Eye Pressure Fatigue Headaches High Blood Pressure Inflammation Insomnia Lack of appetite Muscle Spasms Nausea Pain Seizures Spasticity Stress   The Urban Myths - True or False?   Smoking Marijuana causes Lung Cancer   False.  It's just the opposite. Smoking Marijuana does not cause lung cancer; Infact, it might help There are many safe ways to medicate with marijuana to effectively treat a myriad of disorders.  Popular methods to medicate include edibles, patches, vaping, toking, bongs and sublingual. Without knowing anything about the scientific literature, it is logical to think that smoking marijuana cigarettes is harmful to the lungs. However, this idea does not bear out in reality.  Due to marijuana's anti-cancer and anti-asthma properties, smoking weed has been shown to benefit the respiratory system including the lungs. In other words, Marijuana smoking is does not cause  lung cancer, nor other cancers of the tongue, throat and esophagus that plague smokers. "Salbutamol and THC significantly improved ventilatory function. Maximal bronchodilatation was achieved more rapidly with salbutamol, but at 1 hour both drugs were equally effective. No cardiovascular or mood disturbance was detected, and plasma total cannabinoids at 15 minutes were undetectable by radioimmunoassay. The mode of action of THC differs from that of sympathomimetic drugs, and it or a derivative may make a suitable adjuvant in the treatment of selected asthmatics."   Daily smokers are more likely to go to the doctor False.  According to a Boston Medical Center research paper, those that consume marijuana daily are no more likely to visit a doctor than non-smokers. This is an amazing statistic if you consider that many people with AIDs, cancer, and other disorders that necessitate hospital care smoke medical marijuana.   Because sick people use marijuana daily to get better, feel better, one would expect that the cannabis smokers group would have a higher incidence of hospital visits.   “Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” - Bob Marley Daily Marijuana consumption is an effective way to treat Chronic Pain True.  Marijuana has been used for millennia to treat pain.  Whoopi Goldberg and Queen Victoria, both used Cannabis to relieve their cramps and migraines.  US Pharmacopeia in 1930 listed Cannabis and tinctures thereof, to be a potent painkiller and was especially good for women's issues.  Literally every study done on marijuana indicates that it's safe and it's opioid counterparts are, in every case, found to be dangerous with potentially life threatening side effects. "Preclinical and clinical studies have suggested that they are useful to treat diverse diseases, including those related with acute or chronic pain. The discovery of cannabinoid receptors, their endogenous ligands, and the machinery for the synthesis, transport, and degradation of these retrograde messengers, has equipped us with neurochemical tools for novel drug design." "Currently available treatments, generally opioids and anti-inflammatory drugs, are not always effective for certain painful conditions. The discovery of the cannabinoid receptors in the 1990s led to the characterisation of the endogenous cannabinoid system in terms of its components and numerous basic physiologic functions. CB1 receptors are present in nervous system areas involved in modulating nociception and evidence supports a role of the endocannabinoids in pain modulation. Basic research on how cannabinoid receptors and endocannabinoids intervene in pain mechanisms is progressing rapidly." Marijuana makes you creative True and False. Marijuana makes many people more creative, but high THC weed makes others paranoid and anxious.  Strains high in certain terpenes and CBD afford a better medicinal and psychological effect for a wider variety of people, than does turbo-boosted THC weed.  Major artists and performers, that can obviously handle THC claim they are inspired to produce their best work while smoking a joint or two.  Some lovers find that making love is other worldly when mating high.  On the other hand, some overly stoned people end up being functionally useless, which is the anti-epitome of the creative.   "I smoke a lot of pot when I write music. So I'm not gonna... like... sugar coat it for "60 Minutes" that...you know...I... I'm some... like... sober human being, 'cause I'm not. I drink a lot of whiskey and I smoke weed when I write. I don't do it a lot, because it's not good for my voice. I don't want to encourage kids to do drugs, but  when you ask me about the sociology of fame and what artists do wrong; what artists do wrong is they lie...and I don't lie. I'm not a liar." - Lady Gaga, who does better on weed than Amy Winehouse did on Booze and Whitney did on crack.     Smoking Marijuana all the time will make you fat. False.   According to many research studies. the cannabinoids in marijuana, such as THC and CBD modulate the receptors that affect appetite.  Generally, individuals with eating disorders have a dysfunction in the biochemistry that turns on and off feelings of hunger. In eating disorders, the body's endocannabinoid system is chemically imbalanced and that naturally occurring cannabinoids are insufficient to turn on or off impulses in a healthy way. "randomized control trials provide evidence that marijuana use leads to increased appetite and caloric intake, but not necessarily weight gain!" In a study by the published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, daily marijuana users showed a lower risk of obesity than marijuana non-users. Another study showed that regular cannabis users have thinner waists and lower insulin levels than those cannabis-free.  Marijuana is also used to help people gain weight and treat nausea. Probably, Marijuana is the single best treatment for anorexia, because it stimulates a healthy appetite. while reducing the fears that led to the psychological imbalance -  that exists at the core of this terrible disorder. "Our findings show that the enactment of MMLs is associated with a 3.1 percent reduction in the probability of alcohol consumption and a 4.8 percent reduction in the probability of binge drinking" among this younger group, the researchers found. They posit that medical marijuana availability may lead some younger adults to "substitute away from highly caloric alcoholic beverages toward a lower-calorie marijuana 'high,' resulting in lower body weight and likelihood of obesity."   Marijuana is bad for the Heart True and False.  Marijuana tends to raise the rest heart rate which could be a bad thing for individuals suffering from heart disease.  Also, a THC overdose can cause a panic attack where the heart beats frantically, nearly out of control.  However, there is a mounting body of evidence that suggests that THC and other cannabinoids lowers inflammation and this is useful to people with high blood pressure.   "Cannabinoids, the bioactive constituents of the marijuana plant and their synthetic and endogenous analogs cause not only neurobehavioral, but also cardiovascular effects. The most important component of these effects is a profound decrease in blood pressure and heart rate." Also, most of the clinical research revolves around THC and high THC strains.  Most experienced medical professionals are leaning toward balanced cannabis medicines with a variety of terpenes and other cannabinoids besides the psychoactive THC.  The benefits to the cardiovascular system and heart of the "other cannabinoids"  such as CBD, CBN, CBC are only now being studied.  Early research indicates that cannabis based medicines to treat cardio issues are not only possible, but probable.  The takeaway is that people that have heart issues should consult an MD that has deep experience in the field of Medical Marijuana. "Our data demonstrate that oral treatment with a low dose of THC inhibits atherosclerosis progression in the apolipoprotein E knockout mouse model, through pleiotropic immunomodulatory effects on lymphoid and myeloid cells. Thus, THC or cannabinoids with activity at the CB2 receptor may be valuable targets for treating atherosclerosis." Smoking Weed all the time makes you Stupid   True and False.  Some legitimate studies have shown that excessive marijuana can cause impaired verbal and cognitive problem solving ability.  The impairment seems to be short term, as gluttonous marijuana users appear to return to "normal' after three weeks of cold turkey.  Mentioned previously, there is little to no evidence that smoking CBD or low THC hampers any cognitive ability. "I have friends who smoke so much weed they can't literally get off the couch." - Howard Stern   Conclusion  " Is smoking marijuana every day bad?" is not a yes / no question.  At the end of the day, the decision to use marijuana on a daily basis is highly personal and situational.  If you have chronic pain, smoking the right strain in the right amount is definitely good for you. If you have debilitating pain, 24/7 and cannot sleep or eat, there is no question that marijuana is the safest of any pain killer, straight up, and hands down. Daily users of balanced strains high in CBD have few, if any negative side effects of note. If you have no physical or mental issues, but you are smoking high-THC marijuana all the time, you have to question that.  Have you become a useless eater?  Are you avoiding the reality of life? In any case, everyone should get smarter about the science of weed.  Try different strains or even blend them.  Take note of your side effects. At the end of the day, does smoking marijuana help you get closer to the man or woman you want to be?   420EvaluationsOnline:   We specialize in the most affordable legal medical marijuana documentation in the State of California.  All our services are 100% done online.  Users don't pay until they've been approved by a licensed California doctor to buy, possess, transport and / or cultivate medical marijuana.   Our recommendations and Cannabis ID is accepted by law enforcement, cannabis clubs, dispensaries, cooperatives and delivery services within California. 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Can Smoking Marijuana Every Day Cause Brain Damage?

  We've often heard that Marijuana makes you stupid - or it kills brain cells, but what is the real truth, what does science say?  Like PT Barnum said, there's a sucker born every minute, ready to buy into a scam that "makes sense".     There is solid evidence that Marijuana overuse can cause significant short term impairment in cognitive function in some individuals There is conclusive evidence that Marijuana use can enhance certain cognitive ability Cannabinoids THC, CBD and others have been shown to effectively treat many neurological and psychological disorders Different marijuana types have varying quantities of cannabinoids and are effectively as different as apples and avocados.   How to get at the truth When you look at the common man's wisdom concerning anything, the original source is usually not the best.  It might be the impressions from a movie, TV, perhaps a newspaper or a relative.  At the end of the day, these sources usually end up being unreliable and biased.   It turns out that the movie script was written by a fantasy artist with little real experience, the TV show facts are cherry picked or spun for entertainment value rather than contain  usable information.  More transparent was (except to those born yesterday) the Reefer Madness campaign of the Federal Government, that was led by documented clinical psychopaths .  No claim against Marijuana was too outrageous: marijuana led to devil worship, insanity, rape and horrendous violence, while today's professional medical opinion is exactly the opposite.     The best source of information - about any topic - comes from those who: a - have an acumen, a high IQ for the topic of hand b - are well educated with good source material and acclaimed mentors c- practice their craft for a number of years d - regularly update their skill-set and cooperate with piers to further everyone's knowledge     How to screen scientific and clinical data and reports. The ideal researcher has a super acumen, excellent education, broad experience - and is unbiased and not threatened -directly or indirectly by those with an agenda or a vested interest in the outcome;, like big pharma, medical, and government agencies The researcher or group cannot have known connections (bias) with an obvious competitor.  For example, the research findings from a group that is sponsored by big-pharma to study pain killers - must be taken with several grains of salt, if not the whole shaker. Until recently, most of the research on Marijuana involves recreational strains that have been bred for optimal THC content.  Amazingly, these former black market operators were able to get rid of all the cannabinoids while optimizing the THC content at 20% or more.  An Australian strain weighed in at an incredible 30% THC.  Ironically, these monotonic strains were bred with the primitive logic common to the pharmaceutical industry.     Yes / No binary logic doesn't really work in analyzing biological systems. Pharmaceuticals are isolated or synthesized to be pure - so that effect of action can be determined precisely.  However, organisms are complex and metabolic action is very complex simple logic. 2+2 = 4, does not produce profound results.  It is a binary logic system, black and white, when the world we are describing has thousands of colors and is infinitely more complicated than a game of chess. In a nutshell, deep quality research comes outstanding ethical individuals who understands that good, bad, yes, no analysis does not describe anything in nature with any depth.   Different Strains for Different Folk The composition of Marijuana varies significantly in different strains or varieties.  Marijuana has been found to contain more than one hundred cannabinoids, eighty terpenes, flavonoids, all the essential amino acids, fatty acids, sterols.  Most medical research focuses on THC because it is the most abundant and psychoactive cannabinoid in popular varieties of western street weed.   Recently CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, has been found to deliver outstanding medical effects without being itself psychoactive. Other strains contain various quantities of terpenes that have been shown to have many medicinal effects - in clinical trials.  Recently for example, taking terpenes orally have been found to knock out paranoia associated with THC overdose.       List of Cannabinoids in various strains of Marijuana 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol d9-THC 8-Tetrahydrocannabinol d8-THC Cannabichromene CBC Cannabicyclol CBL Cannabidiol CBD Cannabielsoin CBE Cannabigerol CBG Cannabinidiol CBND Cannabinol CBN Cannabitriol CBT   List of Terpenes in various strains of Marijuana Limonene Myrcene Linalool Alpha Bisabolol Delta 3 Carene Borneol Alpha-Pinene / Beta-Pinene Eucalyptol Terpineol Caryophyllene Cineole   Today, in California or Colorado for example, a licensed medical marijuana card holder has a choice of hundreds of varieties, everything from mind-numbing 20%+ THC varieties to completely inert high CBD, low THC weed. Then there is the individual's biochemistry.  Some people hate to drink, others drink a beer here and there, others fill their boots.  Some get hangovers, others do not.  Of paramount importance is that the understanding that the response to any drug or molecule is somewhat specific to the individual.  The effect of medical marijuana depends on a set of complex chain biochemical reactions that lead to a great diversity of effects on the receptors and organism. In light of the above, let's address the question, does Marijuana kill Brain Cells?   Top Cannabis Researchers have simplified the basic Medical Marijuana types commonly in use in the Western World.  They have separated marijuana types into three functional groups.   High THC (20%+), low cannabinoids (<2%), psychoactive Balanced THC - CBD (THC 8-12%, CBD 8-12%), "sanely" psychoactive High CBD with other cannabinoids, low in THC (CBD 8-20%, THC <3%), non-psychoactive, medicinal Though the effect and interaction (with cannabinoids) of the various terpenes are very important, we'll leave them out of the equation at this point.   MEDICAL MARIJUANA NEUROPHARMACOLOGY - THE BASICS Presidential candidates and assorted VIP bigmouths, have a whole lot to say about marijuana.  But if you ask them anything about the topic, they simply don't know anything except urban myth. When our phony leader is asked asked, what is a CB1 receptor, what is a cannabinoid, does CBD get you high?, does MMJ legalization lead to lower suicide rades and lover DUI stats - the answers - nearly 100% of the time - come in all wrong. They have no ability to make judgements based on fact.  Such is the culture where people talk about things without a basis in reality and the audience doesn't check to see if they are listening to a charlatan or sociopath.   Cannabis and Neurogenesis   Recently, scientists found that our brain cells can grow or regenerate in adulthood. In fact, our brain's never stop growing. Brain cell growth, or neurogenesis can be stimulated by a variety of nutrients, chemicals, hormones, with cannabinoids being among them.   Cannabinoids promote embryonic and adult brain neurogenesis "HU210 (a synthetic cannabinoid) treatment promoted neurogenesis in the hippocampal dentate gyrus of adult rats and exerted anxiolytic- and antidepressant-like effects. X-irradiation of the hippocampus blocked both the neurogenic and behavioral effects of chronic HU210 treatment, suggesting that chronic HU210 treatment produces anxiolytic- and antidepressant-like effects likely via promotion of hippocampal neurogenesis." Cannabis and its Medical Use - A Kind of Bible The cannabinoid signaling system is ancient and is found in both invertebrates and advanced vertebrate organisms. The endocannabinoid system has four main components: G protein-coupled cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors Endogenous endocannabinoids that target these receptors, and possibly other receptors Enzymes that catalyze endocannabinoid biosynthesis and metabolism Mechanisms involved in cell accumulation of specific endocannabinoids   photo credit CB1 receptors are expressed in the brain and peripheral tissues. In both locales, it has multiple functions and mediates most, if not all the psychoactive effects of THC in cannabis. CB2 receptors are of considerable interest because all the psychoactive effects of THC Endocannabinoids play a fundamental role in regulating pleasure, memory, thinking, concentration, body movement, awareness of time, appetite, pain, and sensory processing (taste, touch, smell, hearing, and sight), and brain development.   Endocannabinoid signaling is crucial for brain development, and guides neural stem cell survival and proliferation, cell fate decisions and the motility and differentiation of ensuing neuronal and glial cells.  Neuroprotection: Cannabinoids and CB1, CB2 receptors display neuroprotective effects in the brain by preventing or decreasing the severity of damage resulting from mechanical, blood flow, or other forms of injury.   Italian Research In an Italian study, The Cannabinoid CBC was found to improve functionality and stimulate growth of brain cells in rodents.  In addition CBC helped preserve healthy brain tissue by stimulating the growth of new brain cells. Stress Marijuana has been used for centuries for stress and mood disorders, particularly in women.  Those older psychoactive strains have been found to have broad cannabinoid profile which means that it was moderately psychoactive and highly medicinal.  Today, for stress, strains with a 50:50 ratio of CBD with THC are most effective for the vast majority of anxiety sufferers.   In a 2012 clinical study, cannabinoids that occur naturally in marijuana have the potential to treat or offset stress-induced disorders. THC (in moderation) improved short-term memory and learning capacity within study participants. Cannabinoids have been found to modulate receptors that control fear which is why Marijuana is so effective in treating chronic stress . Cannabis and Brain Cancer A number of research studies and clinical trials have concluded that THC and other cannabinoids have the power to shrink brain tumors.  In one study, mice were administered THC, and the average size of their tumors shrank significantly. In humans,  26- and 30-day treatment, researchers found that THC killed subjects' cancer cells while leaving healthy brain tissue intact.   Cannabis and Alzheimer's Alzheimer's disease degenerative brain disease that affects memory, cognitive abilities and behavioral patterns. Modern medicine has not come up with a viable treatment let alone a cure. Several research studies have shown that cannabinoids of marijuana help the brain restore damaged brain cells and functionality. Some elderly Alzheimer's patients actually spring back to life with MMJ therapy. There are also many testimonials from Huntington's disease and Parkinson's sufferers; that medical marijuana can help, can help a lot.     The mechanism of action is complicated, but it is well known that Cannabis is an anti-inflammatory, it slows or decreases inflammation that is associated with brain disorders.  Cannabinoids are powerful antioxidants which help protect cells from toxicity.  Cannabinoids are known to fill the void and balance brain receptors that are not functioning properly due to a deficiency of natural "neuro-chemicals" At the End of the Day So, can Medical Marijuana every day damage brain cells?  No or it's extremely unlikely.  Marijuana does not cause lung cancer and is not a consideration unless consumption reaches Guinness World Record proportions. However, there are cases where chronic users prefer to constantly live in a friendly, relaxed stoned world, rather than confront today's realities with its, challenges, nuisances, stress and annoyances.  This failure to confront reality can result in social dysfunction and financial difficulty.  People that smoke pot regularly, but live excellent lives and are very productive would be foolish to worry.  Those that medicate with marijuana constantly should consider using different strains that afford the medical effects they want without constantly being stoned.   At the end of the day, smoke as much need to, while being aware that gluttony is listed as one of the seven deadly sins for a reason.   420EvaluationsOnline:  We provide 420 Recommendations, Cannabis ID cards and growers permits to residents of California that allow them legal access to Medical Marijuana.  Our simple online process is possibly the fastest and most affordable source of marijuana documentation anywhere.  Our services comply with the rules and guidelines for Telehealth services as specified by the Board of California.  An operator is ready to process your online application, your approval document is emailed with hard copy delivered in the main in 2-3 days. 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TEST YOUR MARIJUANA FOR THC & CBD - AT HOME

  "Now, anyone with half a brain can prove if their Medical Marijuana is legit." - 420EvaluationsOnline    If you're an epileptic that depends on medical marijuana to stop seizures, it is critically important to medicate with the right herb.  It could be a matter of life and death.  Marijuana growers generally want to know everything about their plants and especially the content of the most important medicinal ingredients; the cannabinoids.  Now it's possible for anyone to affordably test their marijuana's potency anywhere - anytime using a technology called thin layer chromatography (TLC).   A basic on-site test kit (10-20 tests) costs in the neighborhood of $100.  This same type of test is used by the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime as a quick and easy way to determine the controlled substance THC in the field. The US Food and Drug administration also recognizes the TLC analytical technique. Illustration (above): The center rectangle is an image of a marijuana test result where the different marijuana components (cannabinoids) approximate content is determined. Medical Marijuana contains varying amounts of medicinal compounds called cannabinoids and terpenes.  The major cannabinoids used in therapy today are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol). Both THC and CBD serve to alleviate or mitigate many serious symptoms and conditions afflicting man.  THC is the psychoactive ingredient which makes people stoned, an effect that is not enjoyed or desired by all.   CBD on the other hand is non-psychoactive and has little to no psychoactive effects while being highly effective to treat many conditions. "Not all pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and food companies test Cannabis raw materials or provide cannabinoids dosage information of derived products, leaving patients in the dark about what they're inhaling or ingesting." - MMJ Researcher Somewhere in the 1960's marijuana breeders began manipulating the content of the THC upward, in an effort to increase its potency, i.e. yields a stronger high.  In time the THC content of the buds was 20% or more.  While this type of marijuana is still medicinal, the other non-psychoactive and valuable cannabinoids are negligible in content.  As the medical benefits of marijuana became apparent, researchers noted that strains containing other cannabinoids were more effective in treating certain cases and conditions.    While the science of medical cannabis is complicated, the topic can be simplified.  Strains that are balanced in the main cannabinoids THC & CBD afford the best results generally speaking.  High CBD strains with low THC are best for those that cannot take THC for whatever reason.  High THC and low CBD can be most effective for certain individuals with selected maladies.   "Having worked closely with a number of local dispensaries in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada over many years, we have come to observe repeatedly the therapeutic effects of different strains of cannabis and related this to cannabinoid profiles." - Dr. Paul Hornby Medical marijuana is unique in its extremely low toxicity and side effects, especially as compared to pharmaceutical drugs such as steroids, opiates, etc. In many cases, the side effects of medical marijuana are even desirable.  For example, a patient may medicate with marijuana to control their migraines and they might also stop obsessing about eating or some other hang-up. Common medical uses for CBD and THC include: THC Appetite stimulant Antioxidant Anti-insomnia Anti-eye pressure (glaucoma)   CBD Reduces anxiety Reduces epileptic seizures Mitigates psychotic behavior Aids neurodegenerative disease recovery Anti-bacterial agent Balances blood sugar Stimulates bone growth Reduces psoriasis Reduces artery blockage risk THC and CBD together   Relieves and manages chronic pain Reduces inflammation Curbs depression Reduce spasms Reduce nausea Inhibits cancer cell growth   "Having worked closely with a number of local dispensaries in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada over many years, we have come to observe repeatedly the therapeutic effects of different strains of cannabis and related this to cannabinoid profiles." - Dr. Paul Hornby   Today there are many very fine medical marijuana strains and derivatives available for purchase your local dispensary, delivery service or internet provider.THE PROBLEM IS - HOW CAN YOU TRUST THAT A GIVEN SUPPLIER IS TELLING THE TRUTH?  - that the potency and claims are legit?     photo credit It is a shame that some sheisters are advertising CBD oil or some such that contains only minute quantities of the active ingredients. In addition, a strain that worked well in the past might no longer be available.  When choosing a new supplier or variety, one wants to match the CBD and THC content as closely as possible. Until now, expensive lab testing was the only way to assure potency and quality.  Recently, home testing kits that yield reliable results are available to consumers and small scale growers.  Anyone of reasonable intelligence can test their own pot.     MEDICAL CANNABIS TEST KITS WORK To test THC/CBD levels of your medicine, mix a small amount of cannabis a test fluid.  Using a pipette, a drop of this mixture i and the mixture is placed onto a small sheet of glass (called a THC plate) coated with a layer of silica. The bottom of the TLC plate is placed in a pool of solvent (ie. alcohol). In lab lingo, the solvent is called the mobile phase.  The solvent rises slowly up the THC plate, reaching the cannabis extract droplet, where the different compounds in the sample travel up the plate at different rates - due to their varying chemical makeup.  The magic of this test is that each cannabinoid appears as a specific color in a distinct location on the slide. To verify the accuracy of the test kits, results are compared with sophisticated test methods using Gas Chromatography (GC) and Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).  These types of "on-site" test kits are ideal to test marijuana plants and their oils.   "TLC can be the method of choice if the target is to carry on a big number of samples in a rapid, visual and simultaneous. Unlike the comparison of two samples in order to assess whether they are the same (or different), when quantitative analysis is essential, assessment of origin is qualitative, since the sample under study and the reference samples are, in fact, different. There is thus little point in using more powerful techniques such as HPLC as the quantitative information provided is likely to confuse the picture" - Dr. Baker et al.   COMPARISON OF TLC, GC, AND HPLC Test kits can provide users with a visual color indication for the THC, THCV, CBD, CBC,CBG, CBN content and other ingredients in cannabis.  To validate (prove the precision and accuracy of the test) users only need to compare their results by performing a test on a sample of certified lab-tested marijuana. A certificate of analysis from a accredited laboratory looks something like this (below).     photo credit     Above - A home TLC test kit for THC-CBD.  Source:  Cannalytics Supply The Cannalytics Test Kit illustrated above uses a technique called “Thin Layer Chromatography” or TLC, which is designed specifically for testing medical marijuana. It is patent pending and registered product, originally certified by the University of Leiden in Amsterdam.   Montana BioTech - "MMJ On-site" Test Kits THC – CBD Test Kits The Montana Test kit is inexpensive and uses a tiny sample–100 milligrams of cannabis sample to be analyzed, and indicates the presence and quantity of THC and 5 other cannabinoids including : THV, CBC, CBG, CBD, and CBN. CAT.  It also determines the amount of acids, giving an indicator of the age of the sample. The test takes less than one hour. Most importantly (to most ) the test quantifies % THC (potency).   Components of a standard THC CBD test kit   plates with special coating that quantifies and identifies cannabinoids coloring powder test fluid or solvent developing container plastic reaction tubes capillary tubes extraction bulb glass pipette spray bottle   420EvaluationsOnline:  To set up your own home grow operation properly, the very first thing you'll need is a valid cultivation permit.  If you know how, getting a legal grower's permit is an easy thing to do in California.   We at 420EvaluationsOnline specialize in supplying legal medical cannabis documents that allow for the possession, transport, consumption and cultivation in the State of California.  Our services are much cheaper than a visit to most doctor's offices or medical clinics.   What 420Evaluations does: 420 Evaluations and Recommendations by Licensed California Medical Doctors Cannabis ID Cards with online validation Grower's Permits 24 / 7 Verification of all our 420 Recommendations, ID cards and other permits Online Chat and Help - Monday–Sunday: 7 a.m.–11 p.m. 420EvaluationsOnline complies with the Medical Board of California Protocol for Telehealth Services   FURTHER READING - ON-SITE TESTING OF THC, CBD & OTHER CANNABINOIDS   Comparative study for the quantification of THC, CBD and CB using the Alpha-CAT TLC method & GC-FID TLC is a low-cost method for cannabinoid analysis and approved by the United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for Cannabis routine control of cannabinoid content and of Cannabis origin (Laboratory and Scientific Section UNODC, 2009). Alpha-CAT (Cannabinoid Analysis Test) enable Cannabinoid spot to be calibrated by, taking ratio of pixel counting/surface area within each cannabinoid % range by using Photoshop and Excel computer programs. It is obtained a regression curve, which showed a linear correlation. From the regression line of CBD, CBN, THC, THCV, CBG and CBC; spot area calibration charts were designed as rulers to have an handy and visual way to measure % according to spot size revealed on a TLC plate. In order to verify how accurate cannabinoids % can be read with the alpha-CAT's rulers, it was performed a blind comparative study by using the GC-FID instrumentation (standard test), property of Fundacio?n CANNA, and alpha-CAT TLC kit for the quantification of THC, CBD and CBN.   WHAT IS ALPHA-CAT? Alpha-CAT is a Cannabinoid Analysis Tool which combines the simple analytical technique of thin-layer chromatography (TLC) with specific thin-layers and developing fluid. The Cannabis Test Fingerprint;  Thanks to this new protocol the main active ingredients of the cannabis plant parts can be visualised due to a highly specific colouring reaction which represent the cannabinoids present in the sample of cannabis or cannabis product. Alpha-CAT‘s method enables the detection and identification of six of the main cannabinoids present in cannabis: Cannabidiol (CBD) Cannabinol (CBN) Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) Cannabigerol (CBG) Cannabichromene (CBC)   Only 0.10 grams is needed per sample to gather a unique cannabinoid profile in various Cannabis plant parts including trichome resins, oils, tinctures and edibles products. Alpha-CAT assesses a Cannabis strain's:   THC and CBD strength and potency Chemotype / cannabinoid profile which categorizes the variety Chemotype-effect chart indicating the expected pharmacological effects A symptom-cure guide which helps determine which strain works best to alleviate specific symptoms in a given individual.   Thin Layer Chromatography Cannabis Testing Kits GMP-compliant and U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention Certified (USP) sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.   Grow Buddy Pro™ and Grow Buddy™, Test for THC, CBD, CBN at Home Thin Layer Chromatography T.L.C. Kit How to determine percentages THC & CBD using  Grow Buddy Pro™ T.L.C. Plates and software by Sweday. Use the Just TLC software, by Sweday to quantify percentages of THC, CBD, CBN. photo credit cover

THE TREATMENT OF CHOICE FOR MIGRAINE - MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Medical Marijuana has been used for many centuries to treat Migraine. Up until 1930's, American physicians commonly prescribed Cannabis medicines  dispensed by the local pharmacy.  In England, Queen Victoria physicians prescribed Marijuana based medicines to treat here monthly women's issues which included migraine.  The truth is, industries that were in competition with industrial and medicinal hemp, through hook and crook, bribed and coerced Washington politicians to declare the herbal commodity illegal.     MARIJUANA WAS PRESCRIBED FOR MIGRAINES FOR TWO HUNDRED YEARS Today, the legal battle rages and the academic arguments continue.  Is Marijuana bad?  Does it cure migraines.  In the America of your great-grand parents,  these questions were a non-issue; Marijuana is simply a medicine used to treat, headaches, PMS, and other disorders.  You see, Marijuana was never really illegal anywhere in the world until certain governments and business interests literally created the problem out off thin air.  What a royal mess those naughty billionaires and complicient politicians made.    1930 - PHARMACIES STOCKED CANNABIS BASED MEDICINES - A FAVORITE TONIC FOR WOMEN In the 1930's, the petroleum, pharmaceutical and cotton industries lobbied Washington in a war against hemp.  Hemp oil, fiber was used for clothing, rope, lubricants, food, the list goes on and on.  Cannabis medicines were not even on the public's radar and there was little to no controversy about marijuana.   A propaganda campaign was launched to demonize both Marijuana and Hemp.  It did not matter that hemp was non-psychoactive, the good people's flaw is that they'll believe their leaders instinctively and this proves to be their undoing over and over again.  Case in point is the following bizarre criminalization of Marijuana.         Fast forward to today.- the fantastic News For Migraine Sufferers   The investigation was mounted partly in response to recent studies suggesting a relationship between headache and levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain, and evidence that cannabis may increase serotonin levels. Using MJM, some patients reported a complete remission of migraine.  The majority of sufferers reported 55% less pain and symptoms than controls.  The average frequency of headache within the group decreased from 10.4 headaches per month to 4.6 headaches per month. Additionally, 11.6% of patients reported a reduction in duration of headaches.   "You heard about how doctors used to drill holes into patients’ heads and thought: “Maybe that’s not a terrible idea…”   Illinois panel approves medical marijuana for PTSD, IBS, and migraines The Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board recommended adding several disorders to the list of conditions and symptoms  that qualify for treatment under the state’s medical marijuana law. Illinois is one of the 25 states that has legalized medical marijuana.  Meanwhile, the trouble making Fed still have anti-marijuana laws on its books.  Thankfully, the Federal government has been barred from using funds to raid and /or arrest state licensed medical marijuana patients, dispensaries and other mmj businesses.   The board was petitioned to consider adding anorexia nervosa, anxiety, chronic postoperative pain, diabetes, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, essential thrombocythemia with a JAK2 mutation, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, Neuro-Behcet’s autoimmune disease, neuropathy (peripheral and diabetic), osteoarthritis, polycystic kidney disease, PTSD, and superior canal dehiscence syndrome to the list of debilitating conditions that might be treated with marijuana under the Illinois Medical Cannabis program.   "You don’t need a near-death experience to “see the light.” Whoopi Goldberg Launches Medical-Marijuana Products Targeted at Women's Issues - Migraine and Menstrual Cramps This article discusses how to use cannabis to treat your migraine? ?‎headaches?. There are many ways cannabis can be used as a natural alternative to over the counter drugs like tylenol, ?‎aspirin?, and Advil. Aspirin is the best of the lot, but can cause ulcers, abdominal pain? and upset stomach, and ?‎heartburn in some people. Tylenol and Advil are a long term disaster with common side effects being serious liver and pancreas damage.   The right form cannabis, especially those high in the cannabinoid CBD (with moderate amounts of the psychoactive THC) being best for the average person.  Many migraine patients describe their demeanour changing from one of morbid disaster to happy days.   “For me, I feel like if you don’t want to get high-high, this is a product specifically just to get rid of discomfort, Smoking a joint is fine, but most people can’t smoke a joint and go to work. This, you can put it in your purse, You can put the rub on your lower stomach and lower back at work, and then when you get home, you can get in the tub for a soak or make tea, and it allows you to continue to work throughout the day.” - Whoopi Goldberg Goldberg has been outspoken about her medical-marijuana use in the past. In 2014, she wrote in The Cannabist about her love of her kush-filled vape pen, which she says gives her relief from glaucoma-related headaches without resorting to eating handfuls of Advil every day.   “I started using the vape pen because I stopped smoking cigarettes about four years ago and discovered I couldn’t smoke a joint anymore. The relief that I got with the vape pen was kind of different from what I got with smoking. I could control it much better.” - Whoopi Goldberg   Finally, she became an approved ?‎medicinal? ?‎marijuana? user only very recently! :-) Whoopi found that medical cannabis helps with quite a few ailments she suffer from, like ?‎anxiety?, ?‎eye pain, PMS with vomiting, ?‎pain?, ?‎migraine, ?‎arthritis?, ?‎insomnia?, etc. She laugh - LOL - reflecting on all the aches and pains she had before finding the cure.   "You blurt out “No!” before someone can finish asking “Are you sure it’s not -”   Medical Marijuana May Reduce Frequency of Migraines Medical marijuana might help migraine sufferers reduce the frequency of their headaches, a new study suggests.  In a study of 121 people with migraine, 103 reported substantially fewer migraines after using marijuana. Another 15 subjects reported that the frequency of their headaches remained the same during the treatment, and three said the frequency of their headaches increased.   "It’s like giving birth without any joy, just pain."   Bear Jim McMahon: Medical marijuana got me off narcotic pain pills   McMahon finally is behaving himself and got his Arizona medical marijuana card;  To be fair, the punk quarterback of fame had to wait until medical cannabis was approved by a voter referendum in 2010. Before that McMahon had been taking 100 Percocet pills a month for pain in nearly every body part; his shoulders, legs, neck and arms.   "They were doing more harm than good," he said. "This medical marijuana has been a godsend. It relieves me of the pain — or thinking about it, anyway."   On a typical day, McMahon smokes marijuana in the morning to help him get moving, a little in the afternoon, depending on how he feels, and a good hit of sedating weed before bed, commenting that there was no way to sleep without it.   "You know how exhausting it is to run a marathon, even though you’ve never actually run one."   Marijuana Deficiency Might Be Causing Your Migraines and IBS [Endocannabinoids] also play a vital role in a healthy appetite, feelings of pleasure and well-being, cognitive function and memory. It is no coincidence that marijuana also affects these same mental functions. It was discovered that the bio-chemicals in marijuana (called cannabinoids) affect the receptors in the body and brain that modulate many physiological and psychological functions. Cannabis is now commonly used to successfully to treat migraine, fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease, and glaucoma and the list goes on and on.  This article explores the questions,  Does cannabis simply relieve these diseases to varying degrees; is cannabis actually a replacement therapy for those with a deficiency in endocannabinoids; or is it a combination of both covering for an endocannabinoid deficiency and helping in some other way?   "Smells can make a severe migraine worse, so don’t even THINK about coming over here with that popcorn or salami, pal."   Dr Mike Hart Quotes Clinical Research on Endo-Cannabinoid Deficiency and Headache Are you deficient in endocannabinoids?  Endocannabinoids are your natural bodily chemicals that modulate nerve cell receptors that control - turn on and off - inflammation and PAIN.  The major ingredients in marijuana, THC (psychoactive) and CBD (non-psychoactive) have been found to shore up low endocannabinoid supplies akin to taking a vitamin pill - except the effects are very dramatic.  A better comparison would be to give water (marijuana) to someone nearly dying of thirst. Patients who suffer from headaches, Fibromyalgia, Inflammatory bowel syndrome and muscle spasms may be deficient in cannabinoids (Clinical endocannabinoid deficiency). Many patients who use cannabis for migraines/headaches report that cannabis decreases their headache score “from a 10 to a zero in seconds”. Not all patients who suffer from headaches (or the conditions listed above) will have the same result, everyone is different. If you suffer from any of the conditions above and don't benefit from your current treatments, speak with an experienced marijuana physician and ask about the possibility of treating a clinical endocannabinoid deficiency.   "They sometimes start with a euphoric feeling, which is like being handed a lollipop before being hit by a truck."     420EvaluationsOnline:  Our licensed Medical Doctors often recommend medical marijuana to treat Migraine and PAIN.  Click here for a free evaluation of your symptoms and conditions.  The process is 100% online and only takes a few minutes and a licensed physician evaluates your condition and symptoms.  Patient's don't have to pay until they get what they need, a licensed recommendation to use, purchase and transport Medical Cannabis in the State of California. We also provide Cannabis ID Cards and Growers permits. - Open 7 AM to 11 PM everyday We comply with the Medical Board of California Telehealth Guidelines - Verification 24 / 7   FURTHER READING- Medical Cannabis, Migraine, Headache & Pain Marijuana is NOT a Gateway Drug - Painkillers ARE - PART I This article discusses how the legalization of medical marijuana - in all 25 states - has led to a drop in organized crime, less DUI, dramatic drop in hard drug related deaths, drop in suicide among, not to mention an increase in tax revenues that can shore up the health care system.   "The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy reports that  prescription drugs are second to Marijuana as the drug of choice for today's teens. BUT pharmaceutical drugs account for seven of the top ten drugs used by high school students."   MARINOL VS CANNABIS This article discusses why good lab-tested pot with an assortment of natural cannabinoids in balance is much better than synthetic prescribed marijuana analogues.  Experts seem to agree that CBD in balance with THC is best. Marinol (dronabinol) is the only US FDA-approved synthetic cannabinoid. Marinol is produced as a gelatin capsule containing synthetic delta-9 THC in sesame oil. It is an oral medicine and is available in 2, 5, and 10mg dosages.  When medical professionals consider a drug's effectiveness, they look at look at the medicine's ability to reduce symptoms, improve vital signs in balance with negative side effects.   Pain Management for Migraines using Medical Marijuana This article is a summary review of the literature on Migraine treatment using medical marijuana.  The author concludes that Cannabis based medicines are not only a potential treatment, but an effective therapy available to many right now.   "Of the 121 people studied, 103 reported a decrease in monthly migraines by smoking Cannabis." - Clinical study   HEALTH A-Z & NEWS  - BEST OF MMJ ON THE WEB From Aids to Tourette's syndrome - From Cramps to Stress Click on your disease, condition or symptom and you will be provided with a summary of the latest research breakthroughs, testimonials and information relating to medical marijuana. MIGRAINES & MEDICAL MARIJUANA " It had never seriously occurred to me that people were using Marijuana like this.  About a year ago, a friend suggested that I try a CBD mouth spray for my headaches. I was all ears, as she told me it was a great painkiller, and it didn't make her tired, so she could go to work." This article discusses the findings of the latest scientific research and clinical trials.  A number of patients and notable doctors chime in on how medical marijuana has worked to treat migraine pain. There is also a comprehensive list of websites with useful information about Cannabis and Migraine. Migraine Headaches  - If you have pulsing pain in your head, you're nauseous and vomiting, can barely see or speak, then you: a)         were in a boxing match and lost b)         got hit by a truck c)         have a migraine headache Migraine classic symptoms include PAIN, pulsing sensation, flashes of light, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, sound and everything else." PMS & MEDICAL MARIJUANA This article discusses the results of half a dozen scientific studies conducted worldwide on PMS and Medical Marijuana.   "PMS? You're damned right I have PMS!  It stands for Pass My Shotgun, which means you'd better sleep with one eye open, buster."  -  Author: Jane Graves   Researchers have found that Cannabinoids, the active ingredients of Medical Marijuana can increase serotonin levels.  For people that don't like to get high, there are new non-psychoactive MMJ products that contain a potent ingredient called Cannabidiol (CBD).  CBD has been shown to act on the same receptors that release serotonin.  This explains in part, why many patients feel much calmer and happier after taking MMJ medication. PTSD & MEDICAL MARIJUANA This article discusses the findings of half a dozen or so scientific and clinical studies on PTSD and treatment with Cannabis Medicines.   "Cannabis is associated with reductions in PTSD symptoms in some patients, and prospective, placebo-controlled study is needed to determine efficacy of cannabis and its constituents in treating PTSD." FIBROMYALGIA & MEDICAL MARIJUANA Fibromyalgia is a hard disorder to treat and get a handle on.  The nerves are over responding to stimulus and we don't really know why.  Researchers suspect that the receptors that control pain and sensations can be manipulated with cannabinoids, components found in marijuana. This article discusses the efficacy of Medical Marijuana as reported and analyzed by the top scientists in the field.   “I have patients with a range of pain syndromes who have failed all their other treatments and for whom Herbal Cannabis has been the only reasonable option that they have that controls their symptoms,” - Dr. Ware   HEADACHES & MEDICAL MARIJUANA This article discusses the mechanism of action: how the components in medical marijuana treat pain and headache.   "The first show I ever did, singing and dancing, was 'Beauty and the Beast.' I was playing Gaston. Gaston has red tights, knee high boots, and it's very physical. I had headaches every day for two months."  Hugh Jackman   Medical Marijuana Cannabinoids Treat Headaches by: Relaxing inflamed & tense muscles Reducing receptor nerve signals from pain centers Reducing inflammation Dilating arteries and reducing blood pressure 29 Things Only Someone with Severe Migraines Would Understand Only people that have a horrendous migraine will understand these morbidly funny jokes and phrases.   "Someone has suggested an orgasm as a cure. Nice try, Don Juan. Now pull your pants back up."

TOP STRONGEST MARIJUANA STRAINS - THC & CBD - BUYERS GUIDE

We searched the internet, top to bottom and found the most potent strains of medical marijuana.   Find below a comprehensive list of strainswith key information including: Medical Efficacy Potency - THC & CBD Psychoactive character Taste and Aroma Where to Buy (comprehensive list of in the appendix) How to buy the strain legally Price comparison   RESEARCH YOUR STRAIN IN MINUTES By doing the right research, patients can find better and more affordable medicine.  We've laid it all out for you.  Just click on each link - each is an authoritative source - that deal with the strain in question.  After you've read what multiple sources have to say, then you're ready to move.   COMPARE PRICES, AVAILABILITY & POTENCY ONLINE Weedmaps Yelp Google NEW - Everything Marijuana in Your City - Dispensaries,Doctors, Delivery Services Get a Permit to Buy Legally   TABLE - STRONGEST MARIJUANA STRAINS IN AMERICA   STRAIN PRODUCER Origin Resume Type % THC % CBD 1 Chem Dog Next Harvest Colorado Denver Cup Indica 32 n/a 2 Emporor Cookie Dough Greenwold LA Southern CAL Denver Cup hybrid flowers US 31 n/a 3 Karmasultra Cali Kush Farms et al Southern CAL World Cannabis Cup medical hybrid 30 n/a 4 Strawberry Banana Green Country Revellion et al Southern CAL LA Cup medical hybrid 29 n/a 5 The Brotherhood Animals Herbal Wellness Center Colorado Denver Cup Indica 28 n/a 6 Veganic Strawberry Cough Buds & Roses LA Southern CAL Denver Cup Sativa – US 28 n/a 7 Chiquita Banana Utopia Farms Northern California World Cannabis Cup medical hybrid 27 n/a 8 Life is Good OG Life is Good Southern CAL World Cannabis Cup Indica medical 27 n/a 9 Sour Kush 60/40 Black Dog LED Colorado Denver Cup Hybrid US 27 n/a 10 Ghost Train Haze Greenman Cannabis Colorado Denver Cup Sativa 26 n/a 11 Gorilla Glue #4 Green Acres Northern California SF Cup medical hybrid 26 n/a 12 Kosher Kush Santa Cruz Veterans Allowance Northern California SF Cup medical hybrid 26 n/a 13 Lemon OG Haze Ethos Seed Company Colorado Denver Cup Sativa – US 26 n/a 14 Straberry Banana Crockett Family Farms Northern California Michigan Cup medical hybrid 26 n/a 15 Tahoe Chem CRAFT Northern California SF Cup medical hybrid 25 n/a 16 Kevie Skunk St Bess Ganja Growers et al Jamaica Jamaica Cup Indica Flowers 18 n/a 17 Gummy Berry 2 Bongo Mannie Jamaica Jamaica Cup Indica Flowers 17 n/a 18 Power Nap Sunspice/gadi Global et al Jamaica Jamaica Cup Mixed Flowers 17 n/a 19 True OG Kingston Skinny Jamaica Jamaica Cup Mixed Flowers 17 n/a 20 Orange Hill Ebloa Juna Johnson Jamaica Jamaica Cup Indica Flowers 16 n/a 21 MG Express GOE Original St.Bess Ganja Growers et al Jamaica Jamaica Cup Sativa Flowers 15 n/a 1 Cannatonic IDK Farms et.al. USA Michigan Cup CBD Flowers 1 21 2 CBD OG CRAFT USA World Cannabis Cup CBD Flowers 9 20 3 CBDee’s #1B Pure West Compassion Club USA Michigan Cup CBD Flowers 1 19 4 Perkins Cut Cannatonic Mota Rebel Genetics USA Michigan Cup CBD Flowers 1 19 5 The Wife Green Grass Central City USA Denver Cup CBD Flowers 1 17 6 AC/DC Emerald Triangle Genetics USA LA Cup CBD Flowers 1 15 Chem Dog / Chem Dawg Weedmaps - Medical Marijuana Deals, Rating, Delivery, Dispensaries Leafy Strain Information ChemDawg (or Chem Dog) Cannabis Strain Genetics AllBud - Chem Dawg Leafy - Chem Dawg Weed Maps Chem Dawg WikiLeaf - Chem Dawg Medical Marijuana Chem Dawg Medical Jane Chem Dawg The Cannabist Chem Dawg   Emperor Cookie Dough Weedmaps - Medical Marijuana Deals, Rating, Delivery, Dispensaries Leafy - Strain Info and Ratings Emperor Cookie Dough - BC Seeds Facebook AllBud - Emperor Cookie Dough Leafy - Emperor Cookie Dough Weed Maps Emperor Cookie Dough WikiLeaf - Emperor Cookie Dough Medical Marijuana Emperor Cookie Dough Guide Medical Jane Emperor Cookie Dough The Cannabist Emperor Cookie Dough   420EvaluationsOnline:  To buy medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary, cannabis club, cooperative or other source, California residents must have a medical doctor's recommendation.  420EvaluationsOnline specializes in providing 420 recommendations, Cannabis ID cards and Grow Permits.  The 100% online process takes only a few minutes to complete, and patients don't pay unless they're approved.  All services complywith the guidelines set forth by the California Medical Association for Telehealth.   Kama Sutra IS Strain Guide - Ratings and Info Weedmaps - Medical Marijuana Deals, Rating, Delivery, Dispensaries Marijuana Most in Demand 2016 AllBud - Karma Sutra Leafy - Karma Sutra Weed Maps Karma Sutra WikiLeaf - Karma Sutra Medical Marijuana Karma Sutra Guide Medical Jane Karma Sutra The Cannabist Karma Sutra   Strawberry Banana Strawberry Banana Cannabis Strain Genetics Leafy - Ratings Strawberry Banana   4.5| 117 Reviews AllBud - Ratings - Indica Dominant Hybrid - 70% Indica / 30% Sativa THC: 22% - 26% DNA Genetics Amsterdam AllBud - Strawberry Banana Leafy - Strawberry Banana Weed Maps Strawberry Banana WikiLeaf - Strawberry Banana Medical Marijuana Strawberry Banana Guide Medical Jane Strawberry Banana The Cannabist Strawberry Banana   The Brotherhood Leafy - The Brotherhood Strain Availability SeedMan - Words of Wisdom Amsterdam Seed Center on Brotherhood Weedmaps - Medical Marijuana Deals, Rating, Delivery, Dispensaries AllBud - The Brotherhood Leafy - The Brotherhood Weed Maps The Brotherhood WikiLeaf - The Brotherhood Medical Marijuana The Brotherhood Guide Medical Jane The Brotherhood The Cannabist The Brotherhood   Veganic Strawberry Cough Kyle Kushman's Strawberry Cough Marijuana Strain (Review) Strawberry Cough Strain Information - Leafly SeedSearch - searching for Veganic Strawberry Cough - SeedFinder Marijuana review: Strawberry Cough (Strain Theory) - The Cannabist Strawberry Cough: Biography of an Award-Winning Cannabis Strain ... 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SAN FRANCISCO  - MARIJUANA IN THE CITY

"Oakland, one industry insider told me recently, is going to be the cannabis capital of Northern California. If it is, it wouldn't be the first time San Francisco let something good escape across the Bay. Meanwhile, the harder the city pushes back on Cannabis, the better it will be for those already in business - including the black market." In this article - we aim to inform every Pot smoking Anaheim resident about the essential issues in the heart of the Everybody's Favorite City.  We answer the important questions: Where can I get Good Medical Cannabis Products in San Diego? What is the latest useful news and laws relating to pot? How can I buy Medical Weed legally? Shaky City MMJ Factoids: MMJ ID Cards issued until  2015 = 21627 California licensed Physicians Recommendations: >150,000 est. The city has 22 permitted medical marijuana dispensaries (2016), spread unevenly throughout town, although mostly in SoMa and the Mission. Legal cannabis sales in San Francisco exceeds $100 million a year (2015).   TOWN HALL AND THE POLICE - MMJ ISSUES San Francisco is truly a city of historic proportions.  Cities like Athens, Rome or Timbuktu were remembered for an eternity, not because of how big they were, but what went down in downtown.   Shaky Town was founded by the Spanish in 1776, the same year America was born.  After the 1848 gold rush, Frisco grew to the point where the town incorporated (1856). The city was burnt to the ground in a fire after one of America's biggest earthquakes in 1906.  The city was rebuilt and SF never looked back.  Today, the Bay Area's population is pegged at over 8 million. Unofficially, San Francisco must have the most nicknames of any city in the World. Baghdad by the Bay The City The City by the Bay The City That Knows How Everybody's Favorite City Fog City Frisco Golden City The Golden Gate City San Fran Shaky Town San Francisco and the Bay area is home to two world changing phenomena - occurring in back to back generations.  The Hippie-Beat generation profoundly affected every culture on the planet. Thought the phenomena of flower power was a nation / worldwide thing, most everyone would say San Fran and the Bay area was truly the capitol of that spontaneous movement.  Just when Flower Power faded away,  the slightly more premeditated Silicon Valley phenom burst into life.   The IT revolution swept the world, with drastic paradigm shift that perhaps this world has never seen?  While we're not sure where this ongoing revolution will ultimately go, by now the majority of the planet's people have personal computers, apps, software, iPhones and database in the hands of everyone. A billion or two souls that had no electricity, running water only one generation ago, now has a iPhone and a Facebook account. "After the Beatles had their say, California was the place it was happening. The '60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together." -  Neil Young  Critics say that San Fran is one messed up city when it comes to Marijuana, the city's collective of lawmen, politicians and businessmen forms an ongoing dysfunctional "unit".  While Cannabis sales have gone through the roof, and the world wide war on drugs is under attack, the Flower Power City decided to discourage the Marijuana Industry.   Mayor Ed Lee and other forces in city government have limited permits, and in no small way, the city has effectively created monopoliesamong the existing dispensaries and Pot clubs. Monopolies mean long lines, higher prices and arrogant behavior on the part of some vendors.   With Medical Marijuana in high demand in the city, existing dispensaries are overloaded with customers, which creates a public nuisance for the neighborhood, as if there was a Wal Mart fire-sale every day of the week.   MMJ Law - San Francisco MMJ Regulation and Safety Act — any business in operation now will have priority for a state license, starting in 2018 Patients are allowed up to 24 plants or 25 square feet of canopy; dispensary gardens capped at 99 plants in 100 square feet. Possession limit 8 oz. dried cannabis per patient. San Francisco has enacted Medical Cannabis Dispensary (MCD) Regulations for Preparation of Edible Cannabis Products Disclaimer:  Before taking action, readers should refer to San Fran County's actual website,  or the original source,  to verify the ultimate accuracy of any information provided herein. HOW & WHERE CAN I BUY MEDICAL CANNABIS LEGALLY IN SAN FRANCISCO? In the past, buying Weed in Frisco was a no brainer.  You could walk to a dispensary if "your man" was out of town.  If you couldn't be bothered with dealers and clubs, you could pick up the phone and call one of more than forty delivery services.  But there were issues, what is the quality of the pot?, Who's really legal here?  Do I need a Medical Marijuana Card?  Moving forward, the white hats of San Fran's Medical Marijuana industry want to see - and are pushing for - more dispensaries and more testing - to provide easy access to the affordable, potent, safe Medical Marijuana. “Try black pepper balls if you get paranoid just chew two or three pieces. I just found this out myself. Try it.” - Neil Young to Howard Stern To purchase Marijuana from any licensed Marijuana Dispensary or Club in San Francisco,  you'll need a Doctor's Recommendation and / or MMJ-ID.  Click on the 420 Evaluations logo below to get a legal recommendation - in minutes. The process is 100% online, and is cheaper and much faster than a visit to the clinic - and you don't pay until a medical doctor has approved your case. CANNABIS / MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES & CLINICS in SAN FRANCISCO, CA SAN FRANCISCO MMJ POLITICS & QUOTES   "In 2016, with legalization a real possibility, the city may finally take a different tack. Under legislation authored by Supervisor Scott Wiener, the city has set up and seated a legalization task force." -  SF Weekly "A collection of cannabis industry owners, workers, lawyers, and city and school district officials, the task force's mission is to grapple with the possibility of legal, recreational cannabis-  if legalization is approved by California voters this fall."   "There's an immediate need to create access for everyday people." - Erich Pearson   "Existing cannabis businessmen like Pearson are directly aided by restrictive zoning and by anti-cannabis policy-makers — but even he believes that more dispensaries, not fewer, is what the city needs."   "We're going to have a lot more cannabis users, we're going to need to spread it out." - Erich Pearson, the founder of SPAR SUGGESTED READING - MARIJUANA BUSINESS IN SAN FRANCISCO Frisco New Cannabis Don Chief Greg Suhr stepped down at the request of Mayor Ed Lee. 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THE TREATMENT OF CHOICE FOR CROHN'S - MEDICAL MARIJUANA

"The medical use of marijuana has saved my colon and my quality of life." - Bruce Buckner, Crohn’s disease patient.   All Crohn's disease sufferers know that their disease is debilitating; but some are not aware that it is life-threatening and if this disease is treated traditionally with steroids and opiates, major surgery is likely to be required, later if not sooner.  Enter Medical Cannabis; the fantastic news is that cannabis-using Crohn's patients report significant relief - or complete remission - of their symptoms. They able to reduce the use of immunosuppressive medications which have limited effectiveness and feature nasty side effects.The overall body of medical evidence is now indisputable, cannabis’ active ingredients - the cannabinoids including THC, CBD and others interact with receptors on nerve cells, like keys fitting into a lock in the brain, nervous system and gut.   "Of the 30 patients with Crohn's Disease, 21 improved significantly after treatment with cannabis… " - Simon Lal, PhD, MD   Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a set of conditions that feature chronic / recurring immune  response with inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and especially the large intestine. The most common forms are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Ulcerative colitis is a disease of the bowel (colon). The first symptom of ulcerative colitis is a progressive loosening of the stool. The stool is often bloody and maybe be accompanied by   cramping abdominal pain, minor fever and severe urgency to empty the colon, anytime and anywhere.  Loss of appetite and subsequent weight loss and fatigue are common, but sufferers can be obese, eating their way "through the disorder."     "Two-thirds to three-quarters of patients with Crohn's disease will require surgery at some point during their lives."   The leading reason doctor's don't recommend marijuana Crohn's is that they fear reprisals from the Medical Community which is dictated by big pharma who wags the dog, which is the Fed-dog.  Thankfully, as medical cannabis use becomes commonplace, more and more physicians are comfortable recommending MMJ..   MARIJUANA - ANYTHING BUT A GATEWAY DRUG Furthermore, Marijuana is turning out to be anything but a gateway drug, rather it is an exit drug.  Cannabis medicines are being substituted by patients for steroids and opiates; 'hard" drugs which come with serious side effects and have addictive, self-harming properties / tendencies.  People new to medical marijuana don't know that non-psychoactive forms are now commonly recommended for Colitis, Crohn's and other immune system disorders.  Dosing of Cannabis Based Medicines can be oral (a candy with 50mg cannabinoids), sublingual (3 drops of concentrate under the tongue), a patch, via suppository (which may be tricky but effective), or vaping; which is a safe way to inhale cannabinoids and easy to titrate (find the optimal dose).     Photo Credit-  blog.sfgate.com   DOCTOR'S TESTIMONIALS - ASTOUNDING CLINICAL RESEARCH "Experimental evidence suggests that endocannabinoids, molecules naturally produced by the body that closely resemble cannabinoids, compounds found in the cannabis (marijuana) plant, seem to play an important role in moderating intestinal inflammation. Studies show that IBD patients have higher levels of cannabinoid receptors in their colonic tissue. Researchers have shown that a large proportion of patients with IBD find that smoking marijuana relieves their symptoms of the disease, particularly those with low quality of life (index), had abdominal surgery, or suffer from chronic abdominal pain.." - The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (paraphrase/abstract) "In the preliminary study, we have found that treatment with inhaled cannabis improves quality of life in patients with long-standing Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Treatment was also associated with a significant rise in patient's weight. In fact, patients overall reported an improvement in almost all aspects of their life, especially in personal comfort levels and reduced stress." - Adi Lahat, MD (paraphrase) "None of our patients complained of any side effect that disturbed their working ability. In fact, as was shown in the results, there was a significant improvement in patient's ability to work after treatment." - Adi Lahat, MD "Patients with ulcerative colitis reported that cannabis helps manage diarrhea.  The evidence suggests that cannabinoids inhibit intestinal secretory responses... It is equally plausible to speculate that patients perceived benefit from using cannabis to reduce pain and/or diarrhoea because the drug has a direct anti-inflammatory effect on intestinal tissue… As in other diseases, a significant proportion of both UC and CD patients reported using cannabis to enhance appetite, and the drug's orexigenic properties are well-recognized, with many individuals commonly reporting appetite stimulation or 'the munchies' after use." - Simon Lal, MD (paraphrase)   Medical Marijuana Therapy in Crohn's - Amazing Facts The average number of bowel movements decreased significantly The need for surgery was reduced dramatically. The need for steroid treatment was reduced in 22 out of 26 patients Reduce the need for immunosuppressive medications Cannabis exhibits anti-inflammatory properties Cannabinoids influence gastrointestinal motility Marijuana has an anti-diarrheal effect in most people Patients generally have improved appetite, and less pain, nausea, vomiting, fatigue Cannabis helps patients gain weight gain Fewer flare-ups of less severity Medical marijuana sometimes causes complete remission of Crohn’s symptoms; pain, inflammation, cramping and nausea. Thousands, upon thousands of medical cannabis patients attest to the efficacy of Cannabis for conditions featuring inflammation Google scholar (marijuana, Colitis, Crohn's) yields 29,000 hits Marijuana may be substituted for opiates for pain in Colitis and Crohn's Few medical doctors know much about medical marijuana CB1 and CB2 receptor concentrations are high in the gut and respond to cannabis compounds. THC “modulates the immune response of T lymphocytes” to decrease pro-inflammatory reactions THC peer reviewed papers - effective against inflammation in MS, CROHN’s and arthritis.” Synthetic cannabinoids prevented inflammation of the colon in mice CBD interrupted runaway inflammation in the bowel, CBD reduces bowel musous - modulates pro-inflammatory substance - interleukin 17A. 291 Israeli patients found “cannabis use is common amongst patients with IBD for symptom relief." Eight weeks of THC-rich cannabis “produced significant clinical, steroid-free benefits to 10 of 11 patients with active Crohn’s disease, compared with placebo, without side effects. Terpenes can mitigate undesirable side effects of THC in hyper-responders Cannabis based medicines are among the least toxic of any medicinal studied Colonoscopy shows efficacy of marijuana cannabinoids in Crohn's   Photo Credit - News Report Center : Crohn's disease   BEATING CROHN’S DISEASE: A CANNABIS JOURNEY OF FATIN WARD     After 11 months of diarrhea and extreme stomach pain she was diagnosed with Crohn's.  She had numerous other effects, skin ulcers and lumps on the legs, arms and elbows. Her joints were extremely inflamed and painful and walking was difficult and even impossible at times. The prescription drugs she took really didn't help much, if at all.  She described her dreadful condition, coupled with her prescription drug side effects to be the darkest hour of her life.  It seemed there was no cure and no hope.   “I made the impossible possible and cured an incurable disease with dietary cannabis!”   She was desperate and had to do something different; as adhering to the status quo meant to continue living this hellish existence until her departure from this world.  Without knowing anything about marijuana, she found several studies online and decided to try cannabis on her own.  The research suggested that daily oral doses of 60 mg CBD (does not get you high, is not a narcotic) was effective for many Crohn's and Colitis sufferers.      “I was unwilling to surrender to the plague of emotional depression and physical defeat. I began channeling my energy into creating a unique raw cannabis based diet for healing. Within three days of taking CBD, the pain disappeared and even the side effects of the other drugs stopped. Within six months, I was completely healed of Crohn's Disease.”   A year after she thought she was cured, a colonoscopy was performed and the doctor said that her colon wall was completely restored without any traces of Crohn's. It was confirmed that she had not received any other Crohn's related treatment during cannabis therapy.   LEAFY STRAINS - in honor of Crohn’s Disease and Colitis Awareness Week 1. Jean Guy 2. Hog's Breath 3. Medicine Man 4. Hash Plant 5. Willie Nelson 6. Chemo 7. Lemon Jack 8. Golden Pineapple 9. Confidential Cheese 10. K2   "I have several relatives with Crohn's Disease, all had major surgery, all had complications from the steroids and immunosuppressors. I am firmly convinced that I would be in the same condition as my relatives with Crohn's, if I hadn't used pot. The medical use of marijuana has saved my colon and my quality of life." - Bruce Buckner, a Crohn’s disease patient (paraphrase)   420Evaluationsonline: If you have Colitis or Crohn's and would like to access lab-tested medical marijuana, you're going to need a 420 evaluation from a licensed California Physician.  We specialize in online Telemedical services;  Doctor's Recommendations, ID-Cards, Grower's Permits and renewals.  An operator is standing by now (7am - 11pm) to process your application.  Remember, if you are not approved, there is no charge.  Our documents are accepted by licensed delivery services, cannabis clubs, cooperatives and dispensaries within the State of California.     Photo Credit - psychedelictimes.com   FURTHER READING Cannabis induces a clinical response in patients with Crohn's disease ... Medical Marijuana Achieves 'Complete Remission' Of Crohn's ... Cannabis for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis - Trusted Therapies Cannabis Proves Effective In Treating Crohn's Disease According To ... Narrative review of the safety and efficacy of marijuana for the IBD: Patients with IBD find symptom relief in the Cannabis field - Nature Cannabis Use Provides Symptom Relief in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease but Is Associated with Worse Disease Prognosis in Patients with Crohn's Disease

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