New Study Shows Cannabinoids Improve Efficiency Of Mitochondria And Remove Damaged Brain Cells A recent study conducted by Andras Biokei-Gorzo at the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry at the University of Bonn in Germany is suggesting that marijuana(or the activation of the brain’s cannabinoid system) triggers the release of antioxidants, which act as a cleansing mechanism. This process is known to remove damaged cells and improve the efficiency of mitochondria. Mitochondria is the energy source that powers cells. The study was published in Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society, B. You can read the entire study here. These discoveries shed new insight on how natural marijuana cannabinoids hold the capacity to literally kill the brain inflammation responsible for causing cognitive decline, neural failure, and brain degeneration. Cannabinoids refer to any of a group of related compounds that include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis. Sources:
Number of Legal Medical Marijuana Patients Notes:1. California has registered 84,111 card holders since the program began, but cards are only valid for one year; 6,490 cards were issued FY2014-2015. California's registry is voluntary, so the number of cardholders likely underestimates the number of users. For this resource we have used the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) Feb. 8, 2016 estimate for the number of California patients, which is based on Oregon's patients per capita. Maine also has voluntary registration (1,480 registered card holders), so we used the Aug. 31, 2015 estimate from MPP, which is based on Michigan's patient numbers. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. "ProCon.org should be congratulated for providing an estimate of the number of people who hold identification cards for medical marijuana in several states throughout the country. First, the current estimate of 577,712 included data from a variety of sources (e.g. estimates from the Marijuana Policy Project and data from the Census Bureau).
Should Governments Legalize and Tax Marijuana? The war on drugs is an expensive battle, as a great deal of resources go into catching those who buy or sell illegal drugs on the black market, prosecuting them in court, and housing them in jail. These costs seem particularly exorbitant when dealing with the drug marijuana, as it is widely used, and is likely no more harmful than currently legal drugs such as tobacco and alcohol. There's another cost to the war on drugs, however, which is the revenue lost by governments who cannot collect taxes on illegal drugs. In a recent study for the Fraser Institute, Economist Stephen T. Marijuana Legalization and the Revenue From Marijuana Sales The study estimates that the average price of 0.5 grams (a unit) of marijuana sold for $8.60 on the street, while its cost of production was only $1.70. Legalized Marijuana Profits to the Government Stephen T. Marijuana Supply and Demand When considering legalizing marijuana, there are many economic, health, and social issues we must analyze.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Why I changed my mind on weed Dr. Sanjay Gupta says we have been "systematically misled" on marijuanaDEA lists marijuana as a schedule 1 substance with "high potential for abuse"Most recent research on marijuana has been on its negative effects, Gupta saysStudies on marijuana require approval from National Institute on Drug Abuse (CNN) -- Over the last year, I have been working on a new documentary called "Weed." The title "Weed" may sound cavalier, but the content is not. I traveled around the world to interview medical leaders, experts, growers and patients. Long before I began this project, I had steadily reviewed the scientific literature on medical marijuana from the United States and thought it was fairly unimpressive. Well, I am here to apologize. I apologize because I didn't look hard enough, until now. Instead, I lumped them with the high-visibility malingerers, just looking to get high. Dr. Medical facts of Marijuana WEED: A Dr. I hope this article and upcoming documentary will help set the record straight.
Florida approves 5 nurseries to grow medical marijuana Five Florida nurseries, including two from Miami-Dade County, were selected Monday to cultivate and distribute the first legal marijuana in the state, opening the door to the sale of the non-euphoric strains to treat patients with seizure disorders and cancer by June of next year. Costa Nursery Farms, of Miami, won the bid for the Southeast Region. Alpha Foliage of Homestead will grow it for the Southwest Region. Knox Nursery of Winter Garden, will grow it for the Central Region. The decision moves the state closer to implementing the 2014 law that allows for marijuana extracts that are low in euphoria-inducing tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and high in cannabidiol, or CBD. Under the law, applicants had to have been in business in Florida for at least 30 years and grow a minimum of 400,000 plants at the time they applied. Many of the five nurseries teamed with consultants, investors, security firms, technology companies and out-of-state pot growers to develop their application.
Waiting to Inhale (2005 The cannabinoid CB1 receptor antagonist SR 1... [Behav Brain Res. 2006] Colorado marijuana taxes, revenue huge boon for Colorado cities From small towns that barely dot the map to the state’s largest urban areas, revenue from retail marijuana sales is helping communities address homelessness, send children to college, patch potholes, secure water rights and fund an array of projects. Aurora is using $1.5 million of its revenue from pot sales and fees to address its homeless issue. Money also is going to road improvements and a new recreation center. Adams County has earmarked more than $500,000 for scholarships for low-income students. Wheat Ridge keeps its revenue in the city’s general fund, and it’s used in a variety of areas. The same goes for Northglenn, where five marijuana stores generated $730,000 in 2015. Although many cities stash the cash in their general funds, Aurora City Councilman Bob Roth, who led a committee that drafted retail marijuana regulations, said it was important to show residents exactly how the money is being spent — especially those who opposed marijuana legalization.