Could cannabis be coming to Walgreen's?

Discussion in 'Marijuana News' started by Storm Crow, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. What is Medical Marijuana?

    What is Medical Marijuana?
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    Marijuana has been used to relieve pain, digestive and psychological disorders for more than 3,000 years—but the efficacy, safety and legality of the drug are still widely debated.1

    What is Medical Marijuana (Cannabis)?
    Medical marijuana is the use of the leaves, flowers and buds of the hemp plant cannabis as treatment for diseases or symptoms. The healing properties of marijuana are due to its high cannabidiol (CBD) content (the non-psychoactive component of cannabis that may be beneficial in treating pain, epileptic seizures and possibly psychoses).2 Marijuana also contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a molecule that can stimulate appetite, decrease nausea, reduce pain and produce a psychoactive effect.2

    How Does Medical Marijuana Work?
    Cannabinoids attach like a key to a lock to your body’s naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors, which make up the endocannabinoid (EC) system. Both the therapeutic and psychoactive properties of marijuana occur when a cannabinoid activates a cannabinoid receptor. Because the EC system is found in many parts of your brain and cannabinoid receptors are all over your body—in your brain, lungs, liver, kidneys and immune system—the effects of THC and CBD are wide-ranging.5

    When marijuana is smoked, its effects can kick in immediately. The THC chemicals quickly travel from your lungs into your bloodstream. Then, brain cells release the chemical dopamine, which creates physical effects. When marijuana is eaten however, it may take up to an hour for it to metabolize in the stomach and digestive system before being felt by the brain.6

    Research on the health benefits of marijuana is ongoing, but current studies have proven that cannabinoid receptors play an important role in many body processes, including metabolic regulation, cravings, pain, anxiety, bone growth and immune function.7

    Why is the Use of Medical Marijuana Debated?
    Though marijuana has been approved for medical use in many states, marijuana is not yet approved for national use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Research has indicated it may impair your lungs, memory and judgment.8

    However, research has also shown marijuana provides pain relief in ways traditional pain medicines don’t.9 Medical marijuana can improve appetite and relieve nausea in those who have cancer and it may help relieve symptoms such as muscle stiffness in people who have multiple sclerosis.10,11 (snipped)




    I don't expect to see Walgreen's to selling eighths of "Hindu Kush" for a while, but I bet you'll see vaporizers and such showing up in a year or so! :volcano:


    Granny :wave:
     
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  2. Wow Wow Yo! cool info on walgreens?? site- damn?!? GW involvement maybe??
     
  3. #3 zmessengerz, May 1, 2016
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  4. at least it gets people to question why is it still illegal if wal greens are talking all scientific about it about being medicine and such. the blatant lies cannot stand when mainstream gets involved...
     
  5. #5 zmessengerz, May 1, 2016
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  6. I guess for a young kid, 1985 must seem soooo long ago.
     
  7. #7 zmessengerz, May 1, 2016
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  8. Morons and idiots who need to change their minds are running the countries and entire world! the ones OK with things are not running anything just chilling while the fools run around with their head in their ass wondering what the stink is and why they can't seem to get away from it...
    anyway, people putting two and two together regardless if they want to believe it or not will eventually equal 4 even though the 4 is very hazy...
     
  9. Morons and idiots who need to change their minds are running the countries and entire world! the ones OK with things are not running anything just chilling while the fools run around with their head in their ass wondering what the stink is and why they can't seem to get away from it...
    anyway, people putting two and two together regardless if they want to believe it or not will eventually equal 4 even though the 4 is very hazy...
     
  10. 4 ^ just in case one is not enough- damn GC post it up !!!
     
  11. #11 zmessengerz, May 2, 2016
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