Questions and Answers
First off, let me say, I in no way support the concept of "Recreational" use of Drugs. Notwithstanding though, the NATURAL occurring plant (not this altered crap you find on the Streets), like Poppies, have the potential to be used to make very effective medication.
So one of my goals in Medical Lab Technologies is a REAL Medical Marijuana. As in Marijuana with amplified Analgesic, antibacterial, and other positive effects, while Eliminating more negative effects such as lowered cognition, addiction and the "High" (mostly through breeding out the THC and increasing the CBD, replacing the addictive "High" with a sedative effect).
Preferably in a Capsule or Injection form, as smoking it destroys many of it's benefits.
I've done a lot of research into the matter, and frankly, it seems that it's quite possible, but there is not a lot of people working towards it.
Why? What is the true Practicality of REAL Medical Marijuana; not this Junk plant that you see on the Streets, and not this synthetic stuff that people are trying to pass off as medical, when it's almost as bad at the other stuff?
All In all, what I am saying is, I want to turn it into something that can actually help people. It has the right potential, but why has no one tried to do anything with it? Why has there never been (in my knowledge) any real attempt to make Cannabis the next Poppy?
""In israel (palestine) they have created a straid with no THC but high CBD""
Good to know about Israeli strain, I'll have to look that up, any name?.
""The cannabis your talking about on the street can STILL be used medically, although it would have chemicals from growing.""
Sorry dude, but that junk is about as effective as treating a the Flu with cold medicine laced with rat poison, which you essentially are.
""you say you want to breed out the THC, but in studies THC holds many many medical benefits. But of course its the ratio.""
Not sure what studies you have read, but CBD tend to have a far more medical applications than THC, including Antibacterial and inflammatory, slow cancer cell growth, as well as helping with schizophrenia and other such disorders, with far less side-effects than THC.
""It would be impossible to eliminate an altered sense of reality, you can't have morphine or *laug
@Irv S: Don't worry, I'm not speaking of any kinda manipulation here, rather just making a new plant that can really help people, instead of just giving stoners an excuse to smoke.
@Ozymandias Fell: If you honestly think what you say, it just shows your own ignorance. Both of my parents where heavy smokers, I grew up around the stuff, I know what it does. I knew several growers, both "Good" and "Bad", I know the practices. You'd better touch up your own research before accusing others.
As for the "Rat poison" comment, I am speaking of the junk that is used to grow it. I've personally seen anything from Industrial grade fertilizers (stuff far too strong for the plant), to some other nasty stuff used to increase it's "potency". If any street grower tells you it's unaltered, they are lieing to your face.
In regards to THC, again, never once did I say it's "useless", only that the negatives outweigh the benefits when compared to other Cannabinoids like CBD (among others).
Lastly, Yes, I do have an "agenda" as you say, I never once made an attempt to hide that in fact, I want to actually
*want to actually help people, to take a plant that has great potential and make it into something that can do just that. To draw a line between those that actually want help, and those that just want to get "Stoned". Frankly, It's people with your attitude that have restricted it's contribution to Medicine, and just end up hurting these people that a real Medical Marijuana could truly make their lives better.
Your not exactly pioneering here.
In israel (palestine) they have created a straid with no THC but high CBD
you say you want to breed out the THC, but in studies THC holds many many medical benefits. But of course its the ratio.
It would be impossible to eliminate an altered sense of reality, you can't have morphine or *laughing* gas without having an altered sense of reality.
And goshh, if your gunna help people, why not let them have fun in the process?
The cannabis your talking about on the street can STILL be used medically, although it would have chemicals from growing. Underground growers want to increase profit so harvest the plant early, therefore the plant doesn't use up its last remains of nutrients.
Your acting like the plant has no medical value as it is. You really need to do some research, because the cannabanoids in are beloved cannabis IS what has the medical benefits, and makes cannabis cannabis..
The cancer-killing properties of marijuana were the subject of discussion in a PBS documentary that aired this week to little media fanfare.
While using marijuana to kill cancer may sound like a wild claim to some, it struck Dr. Prakash Nagarkatti as a great idea. In his studies as professor of pathology and microbiology for the University of South Carolina, he tested synthetic cannabis drugs on cancer cells and developed a formula that was able to completely eradicate cancer cells in a test tube.
A follow-up on mice afflicted with cancer found that up to 30 percent in the test group completely rejected their disease, while others had their tumors significantly reduced. The same drug is now being tested on humans with Leukemia.
But it’s not just Dr. Nagarkatti who sees the medical value of marijuana: it’s the whole pharmaceutical industry. And that’s another point the documentary makes, examining the patents various companies have filed, and what they claim marijuana-based drugs could one day be used to treat.
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Cannabinoids may cause antitumor effects by various mechanisms, including induction of cell death, inhibition of cell growth, and inhibition of tumor angiogenesis invasion and metastasis. Cannabinoids appear to kill tumor cells but do not affect their nontransformed counterparts and may even protect them from cell death. These compounds have been shown to induce apoptosis in glioma cells in culture and induce regression of glioma tumors in mice and rats. Cannabinoids protect normal glial cells of astroglial and oligodendroglial lineages from apoptosis mediated by the CB1 receptor.
The effects of delta-9-THC and a synthetic agonist of the CB2 receptor were investigated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Both agents reduced the viability of hepatocellular carcinoma cells in vitro and demonstrated antitumor effects in hepatocellular carcinoma subcutaneous xenografts in nude mice. The investigations documented that the anti-HCC effects are mediated by way of the CB2 receptor. Similar to findings in glioma cells, the cannabinoids were shown to trigger cell death through stimulation of an endoplasmic reticulum stress pathway that activates autophagy and promotes apoptosis. Other investigations have confirmed that CB1 and CB2 receptors may be potential targets in non-small cell lung carcinoma and breast cancer.
An in vitro study of the effect of CBD on programmed cell death in breast cancer cell lines found that CBD induced programmed cell death, independent of the CB1, CB2, or vanilloid receptors. CBD inhibited the survival of both estrogen receptor–positive and estrogen receptor–negative breast cancer cell lines, inducing apoptosis in a concentration-dependent manner while having little effect on nontumorigenic, mammary cells.
Comparing the heavily exposed and the nonexposed infants, the Brazelton clusters on day 30, showed that the offspring of heavy-marijuana using mothers had significantly higher scores on the Orientation cluster, on the Autonomic Stability cluster, and on Reflexes (see Table 4). Due to the intercorrelation among the variables comprising each cluster, no t scores or P values are reported for individual items. Nevertheless, a comparison of individual item scores showed that neonates of heavy users had higher scores on habituation to auditory and tactile stimuli, and to animate auditory stimuli, the degree of alertness, capacity for consolability, irritability (ie, less irritable), and had fewer startles and tremors. The comparisons on the supplementary items revealed significant differences on all seven variables, with the neonates of mothers who were heavy-marijuana users performing more optimally on these items.
If they both grown indoor hydroponically both with high quality strains is there much difference?
Well in some places you can only be prescribed cannabis products, but usually if you have a prescription for that no one bats an eye if you smoke bud, even in public. Hey I smoked a joint outside a cafe one time and the lady came over to me and asked why I was smoking in a public place, I explained to her about my medical reasons and prescription she just smiled and told me to enjoy myself.
But to answer your question, YES, there is usually a difference. Strains grown for medicinal purposes are usually fairly heavy on CBD, but have a large amount of trichromes. Medicinal strains are the strongest in the world because they are grown professionally without having to worry about cops busting in and taking the place out. They usually choose only the best strains to give to people and they make sure it's safe.
But on the other hand, street weed can be dangerous. People use pesticides and fertilizers which can contaminate the bud, and they usually don't cure the bud properly in controlled temperatures and humidity. And some nasty people even coat your buds with some hard drug to disguise it for a better strain. You never know what you're getting when you buy off the street. But you can guarantee a medicinal seller will be selling you the good stuff.