Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Scientists have discovered a fourth strain of cannabis

Cannabis family expands : After sativa , indica and Harodrelis The growing cannabis : After sativa , indica and Harodrelis Australian scientists believe they have discovered a new kind of basic cannabis.

Scientists at the University of Sydney in Australia believe they have discovered a fourth basic strain of cannabis -  in addition sativa , indica , and Rodrelis.
The plant was first discovered in 2010 , when a group of climbers found a single plant reminiscent of cannabis in the Blue Mountains of Australia.
They took with them the discourse, and then contributed to the research laboratory at the University of Sydney, which were carried out several tests determined that it is cannabis.

"When we got the plant first we were very skeptical about his connection to cannabis.
It has a similar growth structure, but the leaves do not look at all like cannabis"  said researcher Christopher Paul.
But test results have shown that this is a new strain of cannabis.
The initial research showed that in contrast to other species is also resistant to freezing temperatures- below 0 ° C.
The structure of the plant is different as well-  he grew up in the form of dialogue, and not in the form of candlestick \ chandelier as other cannabis strains.

Since the story broke, countless cannabis growers from around the world have offered to buy the seeds of the new strain from the University of Sydney, When they offer to pay more than $2,000 for seed.
But according to Paul , "The problem is we don't have yet seeds, We only have one plant.
We tried our best to find another such plant in the region where the first, but we finished all our budget failed attempts", he said.

It easy to see why so many growers are interested in the new stain - Cannabis plant completely resistant to cold opens the door to foreign increase every possible climate around the world.
By pairing the new strain with Indica or Sativa will be possible to create new varieties more resistant to winter damage than ever before, And by pairing with Rodrelis be possible , in theory , make them even automated - and really grow cannabis outdoors in every season regardless of the sun.

But since the discovery of the first plant in 2010, But since the discovery of the first plant in 2010 , many teams of researchers and mountaineers set out to find its other samples, and all returned with empty hands.
Now scientists offer $ 10,000 reward to anyone who will provide information that will help get another one of these strange plants.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What happens to our bodies when we get drunk and smoke cannabis at the same time? Studies show that the consumption of alcohol at the same time with marijuana, increases the level of THC in the body up to twice!

The effects in the mind of alcohol and cannabis - each in its own - has been extensively explored.
But the combined effect when the two materials are taken at the same time, it is a scientific area that rarely questioned.

So here's a look at what we know about how cannabis and alcohol affect the brain together:

First, the basics: Cannabis contains THC, a component of psychoactive effect which affects the cannabinoid receptors which existed in the brain.
On the other hand, alcohol depressing the central nervous system.
"Trying to compare the two it's not even like comparing apples with oranges", said Gary Wenk, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Ohio State University.
"It's apples and vegetables. They are very different drugs."
THC has primarily cognitive effects, such as loss of the time, while alcohol affects mainly the motor capabilities, making it hard to walk in a straight line, for example, or cause slurred speech.\

Alcohol increases the level of THC
So is a combination of cannabis and alcohol simply combines together the unique effects of each drug? Not exactly, says Scott Lucas, a teacher at Harvard Medical School, who studies the interactions between a variety of drugs.

In a study published in 2001, found Lucas that among experimenters who smoked cannabis and drank a large amount of alcohol,  THC blood levels almost doubled, compared to people who smoked cannabis and drank a placebo beverage.

The drunks experimenters in the study also rated themselves they felt the effects of cannabis before who only smoked, this fact points to alcohol as a factor that increases the amount of THC that reaches the brain through the bloodstream, soon after drinking.
Another explanation for the finding suggests that alcohol may cause changes in the blood vessels, which increases the absorption of THC inhaled into the lungs.

Lucas is not worried about a combination of the two, but he also points out that the two drugs may be more dangerous than drinking or smoking alone.
With more THC affects the brain due to ethanol existed in alcoholic drinks, the usual effects of cannabis -  like poor perception of reality and increased heart rate - stronger, and by Lucas, increase the risk of traffic accidents and drowning, for example.

Lucas added that the drug amounts approved for use in the study were lower than people usually consume during recreation.

Recently, a study from the University of Duke, found that when mice were influence of ethanol and THC together,  the mice were less curious to their environment than those who were under the influence of only one material.
The same study also found that in adult mice that received a combination of ethanol and THC were more impaired memory for new objects compared to adult mice that received each drug separately.

In another study conducted by Professor Gary Wenk, published earlier this year (2014) found that the use of marijuana in small doses inhibits the development of Dementia and Alzheimer
"If you smoke some marijuana in the 20s and 30s in your life you may completely delete all traces of infections in your mind and then things start to be renewed again and again he said in an interview.
"In the end you will probably die of old age before the inflammation be a problem for you."

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A father was arrested for giving his daughter marijuana

An Australian father who gave his two years old daughter who has cancer cannabis oil was arrested at the beginning of this month.
Now people created a petition to release him, for letting him be with his daughter who is in intensive care.
More than 100 thousand people signed on this petition calls for his release.
The father said: the girl's condition improved dramatically after using the oil
However, this week her medical condition has deteriorated and she is now in intensive care under the care of morphine.
The father's arrest took place earlier this month when he gave his daughter Romer Rose Oil marijuana to facilitate the hard symptoms symptoms of advanced stage neuroblastoma cancer from which she suffers.
The little girl has a tumor in length of 11 cm pressing on her spine and makes it difficult for her to function and breathe.
This is one of the most common tumors in children and infants, and in an advanced state, leaving patients in 50% survival.

When he arrested by the police at the hospital where his daughter is treated, the father argued that the marijuana oil, involved with coconut in his daughter's food, made her feel better.
"I did what every father would do", he said.
"Her little body suddenly resurrected, after she had no quality of life in recent times", said the father, "she said to me, 'Dad my stomach does not hurt anymore, and she was able to eat food she couldn't eat before, and even increased weight.
It was a miracle"
The father, who lived apart from her mother, who is the main caregiver of the child, testified that after he began to give his daughter the marijuana oil she wanted to get out a little from her room, and didn't stay in bed like the days when she underwent chemotherapy.
"Her skin color returned, her eyes sparkled again, and we looked at each other in completely amazement", he added.
Now, more than 100 thousand people have signed the petition to free the father, so he can be with his young daughter that is stated in intensive care.
The creators of the petition calling the government ministers to release the father "because it is an inhumane act, and injustice, done to the father only from love for his daughter
They added that, "Medical marijuana became legal in other countries around the world because it has been proven that it helps patients and facilitates the situation with no side effects".
In summary they wrote, "he has his parental right to decide what treatment to give his daughter.
So far, the Facebook page and the petition get a wide sharing on the internet, thousands of dollars were raised to continue the necessary treatment for the little infant.