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Irving, TX (PRWEB) March 14, 2013
ARCpoint Labs, a testing facility in Irving, TX offers new information regarding K2 products, a drug that originates from a spice concoction. K2 has been known for some time as a legal form of marijuana. The main drawback for most people looking to get high is the risk of using illegal substances, that is, until K2 came along.
The question that has now surfaced is about the legality of these mixtures. In Germany the Federal Ministry of Health has passed regulations deeming this group of chemically modified pre-packaged herbs illegal under their Narcotics Law. This has been based on the assumptions that the substance may be addictive, may impair ones’ cognitive ability, and its denial may lead to withdrawal.
K2 delivers the cannabinoid-like effect commonly associated with smoking marijuana, but with a sense of false security. Many users think that K2 is not detectable on drug tests. Labs, including ARCpoint Labs, are now able to test for 50 different types of K2/spice; with the list growing every day. As new K2/spice formulas are being created, certified labs are working diligently to keep up with the compounds.
In the 1980s and 90s, researchers identified cannabinoid receptors, long, ropy proteins that weave themselves into the surfaces of cells and process THC. They also process other chemicals, many of them naturally occurring in human bodies. Scattered throughout the body, cannabinoid receptors come in two varieties, called CB1 and CB2 – most CB1 receptors are in the brain, and are responsible for that “high” feeling when smoking pot. CB2 receptors, often associated with the immune system, are found all over the body. THC interacts with both, which is why the drug gives users the giggles and also (when interacting with the immune system) reduces swelling and pain. This system is involved in some of the processes that are controlled in the brain that relate to pain, mood, appetite and memory. The cannabinoids either endogenous or synthetic bind to the specific nerve receptors CB1 and CB2. The synthetic cannabinoid JW 018, that is added to K2, binds tightly to the receptor and as a result researchers say that the chemical is up to 5 times more potent than marijuana.
K2 products are usually smoked in joints or pipes, but some users make it into a tea. Short term effects include loss of control, lack of pain response, increased agitation, pale skin, seizures, vomiting, profuse sweating, uncontrolled or spastic body movements, elevated blood pressure, heart rate and palpitations. The onset of this drug is 3-5 minutes, and the duration of the high is 1-8 hours. In addition to physical signs of use, users may experience: dysphoria, severe paranoia, delusions, hallucinations and increased agitation. Long term effects of K2 are unknown.
It has being reported that some users have suffered atypical reactions that require hospitalization after K2 use. Typical symptoms of those calling poison control centers or presenting themselves to ER include; an increased heart rate, paranoia, psychotic behavior and even loss of consciousness. Another study also concluded that K2 users suffer withdrawal symptoms associated with drug use (Zimmerman et al). These two observations have been widely disputed especially by K2 users who claim no adverse effects related to the use of the herbal concoction. However, this could be dependent on the concentration and purity of the synthetic cannabinoids found in the different batches of K2.
There is very little known about K2; the added chemicals and exact result of its combustion are not understood. Toxicologists are warning users to be aware of the risks associated with consuming a substance that has very little scientific safety data. Some of the cases of negative health effects that are being observed in emergency rooms are not related to the effects associated with marijuana use. The effects are actually the opposite. There is a huge unknown since the exact composition of these herbal mixtures is unavailable. It is not known whether the producers of these herbal concoctions are adding to the mixtures.
Dealers or manufacturers could be cutting the JW018 and mixing in another chemical. These unknown chemicals then could be causing the recorded negative health effects. Unknown reaction between the different herbs in the mixture, the JW018 and other unknown chemicals may be creating new compounds with unexpected effects. Concentrations of the added chemicals are unknown and could exceed safe doses.
On March 1, 2011, DEA published a final order in the Federal Register temporarily placing five synthetic cannabinoids into Schedule I of the CSA. As a result of this order, the full effect of the CSA and its implementing regulations including criminal, civil and administrative penalties, sanctions, and regulatory controls of Schedule I substances will be imposed on the manufacture, distribution, possession, importation and exportation of these synthetic cannabinoids. (Source: Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Institute on Drug Abuse, American Association of Poison Control Centers)
John W. Huffman et. al, 3-Indolyl-1-naphthylmethanes: New Cannabimimetic Indoles Provide Evidence for Aromatic Stacking Interactions with the CB1 Cannabinoid Receptor Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 11 (2003) 539549
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Orange County, California (PRWEB) May 04, 2013
According to court documents, MacGregor & Collins, LLP attorneys recently obtained a 9-3 verdict on behalf of their client who faced charges for driving while under the influence of Marijuana (People V. Gibson Case #12nm00610). Drugged driving has been a trending Youlegal topic as legislators take steps to clarify laws pertaining to driving while under the influence of drugs while defense attorneys argue the states ability to prove a drivers intoxication.
The defendant, a senior at USC majoring in Psychology, was accused of driving while under the influence of Marijuana in violation of VC 23152 (a) on December 16, 2011. According to court documents, she had approximately 8 NG/ML of active THC in her blood at the time of her arrest.
The prosecution argued that she failed her field sobriety tests and was impaired at the time of driving while her criminal defense attorneys argued that the Marijuana in her system did not impair her ability to make safe driving maneuvers. Her defense attorney, Randy Collins, submitted evidence that demonstrated his client could operate a motor vehicle with the same caution characteristic of a sober person, according to court documents.
Attorney Collins challenged the subjective nature of the field sobriety tests, which he alleges are based primarily on a police officers observations. Additionally, attorney Collins presented evidence that 8NG/ML of THC in the blood stream does not establish impairment.
There is a common belief that the use of Marijuana impairs a persons ability to drive, but our research has found that the use of Marijuana effects different people in very different ways. Since there is no THC breathalyzer or other on-site detection device to determine whether the person in question has recently consumed marijuana, or is currently under the influence of Marijuana, a tremendous amount of faith is placed on an officers ability to objectively evaluate results from field sobriety tests.”
We were able to convince the majority of the jury that our clients ability to drive was not impaired, and then had a respected physician come to his own conclusion that he personally did not believe that our clients ability to drive was effected by her Marijuana use. Although the case ended in a hung jury, the prosecutor has recommended that the case is not tried again,” said Attorney Collins.
About MacGregor & Collins, LLP
MacGregor & Collins, LLP is a criminal defense law firm based in Newport Beach, California. In addition to providing defense representation for those facing drugged driving charges, MacGregor & Collins lawyers aggressively defend those facing all types of Marijuana and drug charges and have done so with a great deal of success.
To speak with an experienced MacGregor & Collins, LLP Orange County Marijuana attorney, call 949-250-6097 and you will receive a free professional case evaluation.
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San Jose, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) May 11, 2011
Holistic Herbal Healers, a San Jose medical marijuana collective, is now carrying a new incredible edible: Bhang Chocolate, a gourmet chocolate that is carefully tested to ensure a consistent level of medical cannabis in every bar. Unlike many edibles that can vary in strength from batch to batch, all Bhang Chocolates have the same potency, so patients have an easier time regulating their medication.
Bhang Chocolates are available in single-dose, double-dose, and triple-dose four-piece bars. The single-dose bar contains 60 milligrams of THC, which is the chief active chemical in marijuana that promotes healing and relief. The double-dose bar contains 120 milligrams and the triple-dose bar contains 180 milligrams.
Medicating yourself with edible cannabis products can be frustratingas THC levels can vary widely, even in different batches of the same branded product, said a Director of San Jose wellness center Holistic Herbal Healers. The addition of Bhang Chocolates at Holistic Herbal Healers is very good for our patients.
This product, which has been called a cure-all by some, can help with ailments such as pain, nausea, lack of an appetite, anxiety, insomnia, and more. Bhang Chocolates are made with various cannabis strains or combinations of strains in order to effectively target and treat different ailments.
Many medical marijuana collective patients want the healing benefits of medicinal cannabis without the smoke. Whether they just want to be more discreet in public places, or they have an ailment that would be worsened by marijuana smoke or vapor (i.e. patients who use medical marijuana to treat side effects of chemotherapy for respiratory cancers), patients find eating Bhang Chocolates to be a great alternative way to medicate. The chocolates are also helpful for patients who need to stimulate appetite and gain weight, especially those undergoing AIDS treatment or chemotherapy.
Bhang Chocolates were developed by expert chocolatier Scott Van Rixel of Chocolate Cartel. They are made with organic, fairly traded Venezuelan cacao and only the finest natural ingredients. Unlike many edibles that are made by cooking marijuana with butter, Bhang Chocolates uses a proprietary extraction method to get all the THC without a grassy flavor. Current flavors include 73.5% Dark Chocolate, which is vegan; Hemp Dark Chocolate, made with toasted hemp seeds; and the new Fire Chocolate, made with orange and spices. Truffles and chocolate almonds are coming soon.
The content is analytically tested for quality and consistency, and Bhang is fully insured against product liability. These quality control measures put Bhang chocolates far ahead of industry standards. In an interview, Scott Van Rixel explained that the purpose of medicine is to help people, not hurt people. We are bringing standards of regulation to the industry. We want to be the leader of how things should be done.
For more information about Bhang Chocolate or any of Holistic Herbal Healers products or services, call them at (408) 300-9779, view them on the web at http://www.medicinalmarijuanasanjose.com, or visit their store located at 5406 Thornwood Drive; Suite 175 in San Jose.
About Holistic Herbal Healers
Holistic Wellness Center is a San Jose alternative medicine facility providing medicinal marijuana products and holistic wellness services to patients suffering from physical and mental ailments. Their San Jose medical cannabis collective takes pride in serving medical marijuana patients who appreciate an immaculately clean and highly professional medical environment. In addition to medicinal marijuana, they also provide physical treatments including chiropractic care and massage therapy services. Holistic Wellness Center is conveniently located adjacent to the Oakridge Mall and is easily assessable via major highway and VTA public transportation.
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(PRWEB) April 12, 2013
Serving the nation as a top-tier listing for health-related cannabis sufferers striving to discover a risk-free-entry position to obtain their medicine, PotLocator.com is a principal supplier of some of the most efficient and expert canna-connected services. By featuring the nation’s top dispensaries, collectives, smoke shops, supply solutions and lawyers that focus in health-related marijuana legislation, the company has no difficulty leaving guiding competitors this kind of as THC Finder, DispensaryFinder.com and WeedMaps trailing in the dust of their good results. In an increased effort to press advertising and marketing for trustworthy canna-companies, PotLocator has these days announced the addition of two Nevada-based health-related marijuana collectives that provider the increased Las Vegas area. The only point heating up aside from the present temperature in Nevada would be PotLocator’s extraordinary outreach and response from dispensaries and collectives throughout the country.
The modern additions of Sin Town Elite and J.A.H. Adore Compassionate Treatment ended up an absolute crucial to PotLocator’s quest in supplying health care cannabis clients in the desert with a reliable and discreet way to obtain their drugs. Each areas included to the company’s comprehensive roster are situated in the Amusement Capital of the World, Las Vegas. Acknowledged as one particular of the leading tourist destinations in the total entire world, Las Vegas is deemed the most populous town in the entire state of Nevada, and serves as the state’s principal portal for gambling, purchasing, fantastic eating and financial and cultural progress. When asked about what the enlargement of PotLocator into Sin Metropolis implies for the business, C.O.O. of PotLocator John Nicolazzo explained, “Supplying the hundreds upon hundreds of Nevada healthcare cannabis sufferers with a formidable and properly-highly regarded protected-access position to get drugs has constantly been a objective of this organization. By increasing into the desert, especially Las Vegas, we are additional spreading the reliable PotLocator identify and exposing to the business the compassionate companies supplied by these excellent areas.”
Sin City Elite is a healthcare marijuana collective shipping and delivery support that is found in Las Vegas, Nevada and functions above 7 distinct sorts of marijuana strains. These strains assortment from physique-induced feeling of Indicas such as 3 Kings OG, Presidential Bubba and Pure Kush, the cerebral medicating of Northern Lights or Pineapple Aspiration sativa strains, and the hybrid skills of Gods Gift and Purple Men and women Eater. Apart from featuring prime-shelf medication at an inexpensive price, Sin Metropolis Elite also features a vast assortment of smoking accessories and gear focused in the direction of the local community. This area also attributes substantial-quality hashish concentrates and pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes. Sin Metropolis Elite supplies deliveries to sufferers from eleven a.m. to 11 p.m. and operates seven days a 7 days. Although found in Las Vegas, this area extends its effective supply solutions to the surrounding towns and cities of Hoover City, Bonanza Village, Vegas Heights, Winchester, Wann, Dawn Manor and Winterwood.
J.A.H. Enjoy Compassionate Care is a marijuana delivery support that gives deliveries of a patients higher-grade drugs in or about the area of Las Vegas, Nevada. Identified by numerous natives who are health-related cannabis patients in Nevada, this supply services attributes six diverse marijuana strains various from Indicas to sativas to hybrids. J.A.H. Enjoy Compassionate Care also offers a extensive selection of concentrates and edibles this kind of as Patient’s Selection Wax, LSD Kush fifty/50 BHO wax, cannabis-infused cake pops, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, toffee and cupcakes. Unlike numerous other amenities in Nevada, this distinct spot also has cannabis clones commonly obtainable for sufferers who are seeking to cultivate their very own medicine. J.A.H. Enjoy Compassionate Treatment outstretches its outstanding companies in marijuana supply to the surrounding cities and cities of Paradise, Bracken, Hillegas, Boulder Junction, Spring Valley, Valley and Whitney.
With PotLocator’s marketing outreach now stretching into the Valley of the Sunshine, the business sticks to its preliminary mission of becoming capable to provide individuals everywhere with a nearby and trustworthy secure-entry level to get their medicine. The modern addition of these two prestigious healthcare marijuana shipping and delivery solutions is only a mere small element of the bigger image that PotLocator is striving to form. With canna-organizations across the nation popping up on their new roster of clientele, anticipate numerous a lot more companies to follow in their footsteps.