Some pet supply stores in the united states sell items containing animal use cannabis

Sick pets also benefit from the qualities of medical marijuana.

This trend has led to an industry dedicated to developing cannabis-based products for pets, ranging from groceries to shampoo.

One of those companies is Treatibles that produces biscuits for dogs and cats containing cannabidiol, a compound in marijuana that help calm pets.

Canna Canna-Pet Companion and also manufacture pet supplements, including a shampoo which they say is good for older dogs because it helps with muscle aches.

According to some animal owners cited by The Guardian, the products have positive results, as explained Anthony Georgiadis owner Bernie, a dog suffering from seizures and that the drug not only did not help, but even damaged his liver.

Since Bernie started using products containing cannabis you are much better as its owner.

They are legal these products?

In the case of consumption for humans, marijuana or cannabis products containing face restrictions in most of the territory of the United States.

If the user lives in a state where cannabis is not legal, pet products can be ordered online, provided they do not contain THC, a psychotropic ingredient in marijuana.

But according to The Guardian, some of these products contain this ingredient, so the best thing would acquire only in those states where consumption is legal for humans.

New studies show the power of cannabis to fight cancer

Studies have shown that marijuana not only helps combat the symptoms of cancer treatment, but also fight the disease. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, often credit and fight cancer cells leads, but a new study shows that not only the THC works in this action. The study examined six chemical elements not all hallucinogens found in marijuana called cannabinoids. The study found that each of these chemicals showed effective anticancer properties as THC. Moreover, when these chemicals are used in combination, they have an even greater impact on cancer cells.

The anti-cancer tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main component of cannabis and hallucinogenic properties have been recognized for many years, but research into similar derivative compounds of cannabis, known as cannabinoids, have also demonstrated this.

Six cannabinoids studied, each demonstrated as effective anti-cancer properties as those observed in the THC. Importantly, they had a greater effect on cancer cells when combined between them.

This study is a critical step in the unpicking the mysteries of cannabis as a source of medicine. Cannabinoids examined have minimal, if any, side effects hallucinogen and their properties as anti-cancer agents are promising. These agents are capable of interfering with the development of cancer cells, stop in their tracks and prevent them from growing. In some cases, by using specific dosing patterns, they can destroy cancer cells themselves.

Opponents of medical marijuana often claim that the drug is not necessary because there are synthetic drugs like Marinol. However, Marinol contains only THC and none of the other tested for cancer cannabinoids, so it offers only a fraction of the benefits that medical marijuana has to offer.

Patches of marijuana for pain

There are so many different ways to use the medicinal properties of cannabis Mary`s Medicinals the company recently introduced a new method, with transdermal patches THC.

Patches easily adhere to the skin, are quite flexible and come in packs of 3 units with the following varieties:

THCA, THC Indica, Sativa THC, hybrid THC, CBD and CBN. They are excellent for pain, anxiety, muscle spasms, nausea, insomnia and loss of appetite.

According to the testimony of a patient who decided to test patches THC Indica, one on each wrist (to counter the size and tolerance of the user in question) the first 30 minutes which the company takes to be noticed the effect almost did not notice anything and it was about an hour and a half in his mind when he felt a warmth and a tingling sensation through his arms and chest. It took 2 hours to realize that he felt no pain in his legs and feet. He felt “high” hurt his right knee earlier in the day but after the patch and did not feel it anymore. At two and a half of use, and hours he realized that his back did not hurt at all, although usually had a dull pain in the back every time sitting at the computer for long.

About 3 hours later, he began to yawn without reason, and then half an hour later noticed the pain in his back. So, even though the patches seem to have begun to lose their effectiveness over three hours after application, was still calm, happy, and without feeling any pain in your body, about 4 hours later put the first one in the wrists, it was then, when he realized that the patches were still doing their job, just 4 hours to put on.

After about 5 hours in his opinion, he realized that the patches were not helping much pain in the legs or his back.

These patches would be interesting for someone who is looking for pain relief, anxiety, muscle spasms, nausea, insomnia or loss of appetite, but whoever placed. Help with pain most of the day, and each patch only costs about $ 8 a piece, thanks to the fact that they come in packs of 3. But the reason I did not give the consumer to these patches of THC one highest rating is because there is room for improvement with this product.

If patches as these are used to relieve pain in the joints, it would be good if the patches were produced at doses higher than 10 mg per patch, so you do not have to use more than one at a time. Even more interesting would be if they were in a different way, with some sort of design printed on the back, so you do not have to walk with giant rectangles, peach close to the body every day. And finally, it is good to include an alcohol swab to clean the skin before applying the patch, or a cleaning pad that also would be useful to help with cleaning the sticky residue left on the skin without causing addition the mild irritation so difficult to remove after removing the patches. In addition, you are red marks on the wrists for a long time because patches can stick fast to the skin.

Products like these really show the medicinal properties of cannabis that make you be free of pain, if you want to test yourself, check out this handy guide to help decide which patches would be the best for everyone

Osteoporosis and treatment with cannabis

Osteoporosis is a skeletal systemic disease with a higher incidence in women than in men. This results in decreased bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone. We could say that is a silent disease that is found when there is a broken bone.

The most common fractures are wrist, femur and vertebrae.

Aging is one of the causes of osteoporosis but also found genetic and hereditary factors. A poor diet, lack of exercise but especially menopause is one of the factors that most influence the occurrence of the disease in women.

Cannabinoids regulate many physiological functions and its impact on the immunity is generally anti-inflammatory as potent modulators of cytokine cascade. This powerful anti-inflammatory effect has contributed preclinical data in which an efficacy of cannabinoids in complex diseases such as osteoporosis is demonstrated.

Studies have concluded that endocannabinoids and their receptors are involved in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis. It has been found that pharmacological and genetic inactivation of CB1, CB2 and GPR55 receptors in adult mice increase bone mass suppress bone resorption and protect against bone loss. This means that the CB1 and CB2 receptor agonists and antagonists can prevent or even reverse the disease osteoporosis and other bone diseases.

A large number of medical researchers believe that the oil rich hemp CBD is a potent treatment for osteoporosis. The endocannabinoid system promotes healing fractures and the development of new bone tissue. Terpenes (cannabinoid) found in Cannabis promote general health.

Medical marijuana pills

Pills or tablets are the most common way to take any medicine. But it might not be the best when it comes to medical marijuana.

The use of marijuana as medicine is still controversial, although the active ingredient in marijuana is regularly prescribed in Canada and the US

In fact, drugs containing THC pills, such as Marinol (dronabinol) and Cesamet (nabilone), are often recommended as a substitute for marijuana.

While it is easy to think of as equal treatment, the research shows some important differences.

Start time

A study conducted last year in the New York State Psychiatric Institute was the first time a pill THC, dronabinol compared with smoked marijuana for pain control.

In the study, smoking a joint full effect was taken in 15 minutes. Dronabinol, on the other hand, took 60-90 minutes to reach its peak.

As a Florida physician Dr. Heather Auld noted in a recent article that a lower starting time is better for patients with pain.

Duration of effect

Although marijuana and dronabinol reducieron pain, the study found that the effect of dronabinol lasted longer.

In this case, experts say that a longer-acting treatment is preferable.

Dosage flexibility

The biggest advantage of smoking marijuana is the ability of patients to self-adjust the dose. Due to the shorter time to onset, patients can easily adjust the dosage taking additional puffs when necessary.

Moreover, delayed effects of THC pills, combined with its long-acting, makes it difficult and dangerous for patients auto adjust the dose.

Studies show that both smoked marijuana and dronabinol suffer from inconsistent bioavailability, which also makes it difficult for doctors to predict dosing. This makes the flexibility offered by smoking even more beneficial.

Moreover, while it may be inconvenient a joint every two hours, vaporizers are widely preferred by physicians and provide easier for patients to take marijuana all day manner.

Side effects

A study published last month concluded that the patients are placed both dronabinol as they do from smoking a joint.

On the other hand, some believe the delay in the start of dronabinol psychoactive effect could make it less subject to abuse.

Marijuana, the perfect partner to enhance your yoga session – Part 2

Back to today, the most common is that yoga practitioners are those who decide to enter the cannabis world. They check how many fans sometimes are too restless to do and enjoy the exercises proposed. His muscles tense and find it impossible to relax in the positions they do.

Thus, cannabis becomes a good ally to relax the body and allow them to enjoy a more pleasant session. As we know, studies and experiences have shown that the plant has medicinal properties the most diverse, and among them is precisely its ability to relieve muscle pain.

Marijuana use has also become popular among practitioners of this discipline, who come to her to reduce her anxiety. Yoga is often recommended for these cases, which also happens to cannabis, whose soothing properties also greatly reduce stress and nervousness.

This is confirmed by yogis who have already tried in the flesh the benefits of the plant. They say it is ideal for all practitioners who are ‘divorced’ from your body. Apparently, it helps them to learn to breathe and open doors that would not open any other way.

And not only the students say: most professionals also recognize the potential benefits of marijuana to practice yoga. These include its consumption can help remove inhibitions, to explore the mind and improve the relationship with our body.

Such is the passion that lifts this unique symbiosis that several yoga schools already offer classes designed especially for people who use marijuana before enrolling. They are especially popular in the United States, which are called ‘Ganja Yoga’. The positions practiced in them are designed for people to complete them without much problem, and to take full advantage of the benefits of the two elements involved.

Obviously, and as with any other excess, smoking too much grass can end up hindering the practice of yoga. In a class, it is essential to be focused and follow the instructions of our teacher. If we had run the risk of not enjoy the experience to the fullest. It is, therefore, to find balance and finding the right dose strain and so we can combine both passions without any of them harmed by the other.

Those most reticent shown indicate that yoga is effective alone, and they were right. But why settle for an effective experience?

If we decide to check the result for ourselves, there are a couple of tips on choosing the strain. Varieties are generally related to reducing anxiety, so become a good choice to start. In addition, opt for strains high in CBD will make our mind calm, and what better than a clear head to enter the world of meditation and yoga.

The more we open our minds, the more we realize that marijuana has much to offer with a simple stone. Gradually the stigmas that have accompanied their consumption over the past decades’ fade. They were medical properties that step and now the good team that makes certain practices was opened first. In yoga you have already realized the advantages that can provide the plant.

Marijuana, the perfect partner to enhance your yoga session – Part 1

To enjoy a moment of relaxation, the paths are different. Go out for a nice walk, put some good music or enjoy a tasty meal. We can also choose to meditate and practice yoga, disciplines that add more and more followers.

Its benefits are strikingly familiar to us: clear the mind, body relaxation, and connection with nature … You probably already have guessed, is quite similar to what you get when we consume marijuana. There are few who have already tried what happens when these two passions intertwine.

No doubt, we congratulations and therefore that marijuana gets its way slowly to all kinds of environments. In the world of yoga, as elsewhere, there are those who continue to show somewhat skeptical and reluctant to acceptance, but also many yogis (name given to people who practice the discipline) receive with open arms.

It occupies combination of intense discussions between the two communities. There is a basic agreement that yoga should serve to find freedom from suffering through the unification of body, mind and spirit. Of course, the means by which point we find this practice varies in practice. While some say that the development of concentration can be impaired by cannabis, there is also who says the opposite and says that marijuana can further explore our body and with less mental and physical barriers.

Despite this disagreement, it seems undeniable that yoga and marijuana have the potential to become teammates; they share a lot of benefits. To realize this need only look at our own history. Yoga is an ancient discipline from India based on the development of spiritual awareness, synonymous connection and oneness with nature. Cannabis, meanwhile, is a plant that many civilizations have used in rituals and ceremonies precisely the same purpose.

How long the drug can stay in the body?

Between 15 days and one month it can last for several days urine and blood.

Influences several factors when providing concrete data, how can it be the type of drug, the amount consumed or metabolism of each person. The truth is that the so – called # drug soft (alcohol and cannabis) can last longer in the body (blood urine or hair) than other hard drugs much more harmful to the body as heroin or methamphetamine.


It will depend on our liver when processing it faster or slower. When there are between 2 and 4 grams of alcohol per liter of blood one falls into coma. Alcohol usually lasts between 10 and 12 hours and up to 90 days blood in her hair.


One of the most consumed drugs in our country and in the rest of the world. The THC can remain longer than 10 days in blood, seven days in urine and 90 in her hair.


The second most consumed drug after cannabis. This stimulant lasts about three or four days in urine, between one and two blood and around 90 days in the hair.


Known among young people as MDMA, this produces synthetic drug similar to cocaine effects, since it is also an increasingly common stimulant drug. You can stay three or four days in the urine, one or two blood and 90 in her hair.


One of the hallucinogenic substances par excellence, but is not particularly addictive. The hallucinogenic effects can last up to 13 hours. In this case, lingers in urine between one and three days, between two and three hours and hair three days.


Another synthetic drug that must be careful because significantly increase our heart rate and our blood pressure. At first it was used for medical purposes, but soon sold illegally. Two or three days in the urine, 12 hours and 90 days in her hair.


Similar to amphetamine, but these effects are greater than those of amphetamine, and therefore brain damage are also higher. For this drug, the average time spent in the urine is three to six days, between one day and a day and a half in three months blood and hair.


It is a drug that is also used in medicine to relax patients. The greatest danger is hosting its high addiction. The urine is approximately two to four days, blood one or two days and the hair 90.


Opiate very own traditional medicine for hundreds of years. Its analgesic effects are quite strong, which is why it is only used with people hospitalized with severe pain. To remove the body morphine, they are required three days in the case of urine, six or eight hours in the blood and 90 in hair.

Cannabis does not cause schizophrenia according to a study by Harvard University

A new study conducted at Harvard University can help rule out concerns about the link between cannabis use and schizophrenia. While many still debate the possibility that cannabis can cause schizophrenia, researchers at Harvard Medical School say that “even lack conclusive evidence that cannabis can cause psychosis”.

Their latest study, published last week in the journal Schizophrenia Research, adds importance to the role of genetic factors in schizophrenia, and claims that cannabis itself not only increases the risk of developing it.

“In summary, we conclude saying that cannabis by itself does not cause psychosis. In genetically susceptible individuals, while cannabis can modify the disease onset, severity and treatment outcome, according to this study there is no evidence that it can be the cause of psychosis.

“The team, led by Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School Dr. Lynn DeLisi, compared the family histories of 108 schizophrenic patients and 171 individuals without schizophrenia to determine whether cannabis use was a factor in the development of the disorder. They found that a family history of schizophrenia increases the risk of developing schizophrenia, regardless of whether or not individual consumption of cannabis.

The authors concluded that “the results of this study suggest that having more family-morbid risk for schizophrenia may be the fundamental basis for the disorder in cannabis and cannabis not in itself”.

Cannabis use is not associated with cognitive impairment in people over 50 years

Researchers have studied the association between illegal drug use and cognitive function in middle adulthood. They have seen that “at the population level, it seems that the current use of illegal drugs is associated with impaired cognitive functioning in early middle age.”

A total of 8,992 participants were interviewed at 42 years old in 1999 and 2000. The authors analyzed data from three cognitive tests when the participants were 50 years old in 2008 and 2009.

Cannabis was by far the most common drug among participants (six percent said they had consumed in the past year), while a quarter said they had never used. Overall, the study found that there was no evidence that current or past drug consumers they had poorer mental function. In fact, when current and past users were analyzed together, the test results tended to be older.

But that advantage was small, the researchers said, and could only reflect another finding: that people who had never used drugs generally had a higher educational level than nonusers. “However, the authors cannot exclude the possibility that some individuals or groups, such as those with a larger or prolonged use, may be harmed,” they write in their article for the American Journal of Epidemiology.