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Discussion in 'Around the Campfire' started by Ritzy, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. pepe

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    Nearly puked on Sunday gone. Just had one regular sized cheeser and had to lay down and close my eyes. Started that drunk spinning feeling and had to open my eyes. I forget but I think opening them while drunk spinning gets rid of it, not on Sunday. Had to shut them and think of certain things to dull the spin, thing was a certain topic only lasted so long and I had to search for another before I spun out.

    When I thought of myself as a person I super spun out and my mouth watered amd I was on the brink. Held it together enough until I fell asleep.

    Hated it.
     
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  2. Shadowprophet

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    Yes indeed, I got me a bag today, People can always tell when I'm smoking, Suddenly the science stops, Typos become consistent and music videos echo the halls.

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  4. nivek

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    If you're smoking to a faster beat...

     
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  6. Shadowprophet

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    Lol, People laugh, but it's a common problem among stoners, I guess I burn through about three lighters a week.
    No joke, I think the fuel they use in disposable lighters has changed or something, a lighter used to last me weeks, Suddenly two won't last me for a single week. It can't just be the pot smoking, the formula for the fuel they use in those throwaway lighters must have changed I think.
     
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  7. michael59

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    Actually, the lighter is the same size but the fuel is less than half of what they used to put in them. That's why they make them so you cannot see inside the casing. At least that is the deal with Bic lighters.
     
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  9. Shadowprophet

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    Yeah that's usually what I use, I buy them in those five packs they sell,
     
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  10. nivek

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    Interesting read...

    The Pechoti Method: Can You Put Weed in Your Belly Button?

    While there are the purists who swear by joints, cannabis users continue to find new ways to ingest the plant. There’s edibles, topicals, vaporizers, bongs, sodas, dabs, and sublinguals, to name a few. Perhaps it’s the creative powers of cannabis in action. One method of intake, known as the Pechoti Method, asks you to put cannabis oil in your belly button. While the Pechoti method has gained recent online attention, it’s far from new. While the exact date the Pechoti method came to existence is unclear, we know it’s used in Ayurveda traditions, an ancient Indian medical system known to be one of the oldest health care systems. So what is the Pechoti Method, how does it work, and who should use it? High Times spoke with a physician and naturopath to learn more.

    What is the Pechoti Method?

    The Pechoti method, or Nabhi Chikitsa in Ayurveda traditions, refers to putting oil in the belly button for medicinal purposes. Oils such as tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil are often used for their antibacterial and antiviral properties. As cannabinoids are known to reduce nausea, fight inflammation, and kill cancer cells to name a few, it’s natural that Ayurvedic medicine practitioners turned to cannabis oil. As it’s not metabolized in your liver, it’s non-psychoactive.This delivery system is named after the Pechoti gland, which is believed to be located behind the belly button and continues to exist after the umbilical cord is cut.

    “When you’re formed as a human all of your nutrition is going through your belly button,” says traditional naturopath and registered master herbalist Dr. Lakisha Jenkins. “That’s your source of nutrition from the time you begin to develop, so why can’t it be the rest of your life?”

    While Ayurveda traditions have an ancient tradition of using this gland, Western medicine isn’t convinced. It’s been reported by anecdotal sources the existence of a gland underneath the belly button.

    “Through my study of anatomy, histology, embryology, and genetics I have never seen such a gland and wouldn’t be able to speak about the potential to receive essential oils as the Ayurvedic medicine recommends,” says cannabis researcher Carlos Rizo, MD.

    How does it work?

    “There are about 72,000 veins that run directly through your belly button throughout your entire body,” Dr. Jenkins says. “It’s directly connected to veins for your stomach.”

    According to Dr. Jenkins, our gut contains many cannabinoid receptors and determines central nervous system disorders. Therefore, when you apply cannabis oil into the belly button, it’s systemically absorbed throughout the body. In Ayurveda, this method of intake is an integrated approach to endocrinology, both with cannabis and other herbs.

    “Your endocrine system and hormones are the cause of a lot of the common ailments that are plaguing the human existence,” Dr. Jenkins says. She says to use the most organic and clean oil extraction that you could possibly have in order to get maximum efficacy, adding that Rick Simpson Oil also works.

    Who can benefit from it?

    The Pechoti method is similar to cannabis suppositories, in that it’s systemic (absorbed by your whole system rather than localized) yet non-psychoactive. It’s an option for children or those who don’t react well or can’t ingest cannabis, such as a pregnant woman combating morning sickness or a cancer patient experiencing nausea and vomiting. However, anyone can put cannabis oil in their belly button. Dr. Jenkins says that people who have central nervous system disorders, neurological disorders, endocrine system insults, or gastro-intestinal issues, all of which are associated with chronic disease, can benefit from the Pechoti method.

    “If you have reputable sources to teach us how the Pechoti method works, maybe patients that don’t tolerate cannabis may be able to use it,” says Dr. Rizo.

    Herbalists, naturopaths, and Ayurvedic and other traditional forms of method have trusted in this method of taking herbs strongly enough for it to pass the test of time. We need more research to understand its benefits fully, but you’re likely not going to hurt yourself by kicking back with some cannabis oil in your belly button.


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  11. nivek

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    Interesting research study, I wondered if even heavy cannabis amongst teenagers would affect brain structure and growth to adolescence...

    Study Finds No Link Between Adolescent Weed Use and Adult Brain Structure
    The study is groundbreaking and will hopefully help break the stigma of cannabis use.

    Concerns surrounding marijuana use among adolescents have long been a hurdle for legalization advocates, given that the brains of children are developing at a rapid rate. But a new study suggests that cannabis may not pose much long-term risk on brain function at all.

    The study, to be published in next month’s issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence and conducted by researchers at Arizona State University, “tested associations between prospectively-assessed trajectories of adolescent cannabis use and adult brain structure in a sample of boys followed to adulthood.” In an effort to test the hypothesis that adolescent marijuana users demonstrate structural alterations to their brains in adulthood, the researchers analyzed self-reported cannabis use among boys aged 13-19 in Pittsburgh.

    The group of around 1000 boys was examined during the 1980s. When certain “adolescent cannabis trajectories” were identified by the researchers, the boys were classified based on four different trajcetories: non-users/infrequent users, desisters, escalators, and chronic-relatively frequent users. “Boys in different trajectory subgroups did not differ on adult brain structure in any subcortical or cortical region of interest,” the researchers wrote in their analysis of the results.

    Additionally, there was a subset of 181 of the boys which subsequently underwent structural neuroimaging in adulthood when they were between the ages of 30-36. That subset was then tested to identify any differences in adult brain structure.

    In conclusion, the researchers said that “[a]dolescent cannabis use is not associated with structural brain differences in adulthood.” They added: “Even boys with the highest level of cannabis exposure in adolescence showed subcortical brain volumes and cortical brain volumes and thickness in adulthood that were similar to boys with almost no exposure to cannabis throughout adolescence.”

    The research, which was led by Madeline Meier, the director of Arizona State University’s Substance Use, Health and Behavior Lab, is just the latest in a slew of recent studies that analyze the long-term effects of cannabis use. As legalization spreads across America and throughout the world, the calls for sound, academic research on pot use—which has long been lacking—have intensified. In April, the cannabis investor Charles R. Broderick responded to that dearth of research with a $9 million donation to Harvard and MIT to support studies into the science of cannabinoids. It was the largest donation to date to promote research of that kind. Broderick said the gift was driven by a desire “to fill the research void that currently exists in the science of cannabis.”

    In that same spirit, a study last month examined why marijuana makes some users anxious, while others experience joy and euphoria.


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    Another astounding but not surprising report...Here's a portion of it below...

    Scientists Find Cannabis Compound More Effective Than Aspirin for Pain Relief
    The recent discovery of how cannabis plants synthesize them could transform how we treat pain.

    Despite the hundreds of compounds Cannabis sativa plants produce, just two cannabinoids—THC and CBD—have dominated discussions about the medicinal and therapeutic properties of cannabis. And for good reason. THCA and CBDA, the inactive acidic forms of THC and CBD, are the most abundant chemicals produced by cannabis plants, making them both the most commercially viable and the easiest to research. Studies that investigate the potential medical applications of these cannabinoids continue to link their versatile therapeutic effectiveness to their ability to reduce inflammation throughout the body. But the reality is that THC and CBD aren’t the only compounds with anti-inflammatory properties.

    In fact, they may not even be the most potent pain-relievers cannabis has to offer. That honor might actually belong to a different family of cannabis compounds altogether: flavonoids. You may have heard of flavonoids before if you’ve ever looked into the health benefits of certain “superfoods.” Several studies have shown how plant flavonoids offer humans (and other animals) antioxidant, anticancer and neuroprotective properties.

    But identifying the health benefits of of cannabis flavonoids is only part of the equation. The other part is figuring out to make medicines with them. And the fact that flavonoids exist in such low quantities in cannabis plants makes that next step particularly hard. Thanks to an exciting recent breakthrough, however, researchers have figured out how cannabis plants produce those pain-killing compounds, which means drug manufacturers are one step closer to developing what could be the safest and most effective pain relief medicines in history.

    Meet Cannflavin A and Cannflavin B: Pot’s Most Potent Painkillers?

    In addition to THC, CBD, and other major cannabinoids, cannabis plants produce a plethora of specialized chemicals researchers believe contribute to the plant’s astonishing array of medical and therapeutic uses. Of those chemicals, one group in particular appears to produce substantial anti-inflammatory effects in animals. Scientists call that group “flavonoids.”

    Flavonoids exist in virtually every plant. But in 1981, researchers discovered two flavonoids that are specific to Cannabis sativa. Their names are cannflavin A and cannflavin B, and they immediately prompted a wave of interest among plant researchers. In a 1985 study, researchers found that cannflavins A and B provided anti-inflammatory benefits that were approximately thirty times more effective than aspirin. That’s right, thirty times more effective than one of the most common over-the-counter pain relievers.

    Nearly two decades later, in 2014, researchers published a study explaining that better-than-aspirin effectiveness. They found that cannflavins A and B worked to block the production of two chemicals that promote inflammation in animal cells. But despite these important findings, almost no one was paying attention to how Cannabis sativaactually synthesized these non-psychoactive cannflavins. Except, that is, for a team of researchers with the University of Guelph in Canada.


    Research Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Pain Relief Medications


    Now that barriers to cannabis research are falling in the wake of expanding legalization, researchers are more able than ever to explore the vast unknowns of Cannabis sativa. Compared to our understanding of other plants and their medicinal properties, our knowledge of cannabis is seriously behind. For decades, researchers have been studying the benefits of flavonoids and how different plants produce them. But we’re only now beginning to understand the unique and complex metabolic pathways that give cannabis such pharmacological potential.

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    “A smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about fifteen minutes to induce a lethal response."
     
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  15. nivek

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    "When you already know how it will end, but you smoke a joint and watch anyway."

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  16. Shadowprophet

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    Great news, I was always a scissors and paper guy, But My pot dude had the vaporizers and the THC uhh I guess it's called filler or goo? SO, I just got one of those, OMG, It's like the first time smoking, I havent been buzzed like this in years. See where I live, It's still not so legal, So, Even buying weed is difficult, But, Finding the King omnimagas vaporizer THC stuff in this area is unheard of.

    I am Happy, And it may just be the weed, But, It still counts. lol
     
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  17. coubob

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    My cous does it, he calls it dank. i tried it and did not really care for the type he had.[​IMG]
     
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  18. Shadowprophet

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    I've been looking up stuff like this all day, I even called a few places in Colorado, I don't know why, or how or even if it's legal, but I found that same bottle for 40 dollars, and they all said they will ship to Kentucky, It's gonna piss my pot guy off, But Damn it's so much more affordable to just order it online, A bottle like that would cost me 125 dollars from my pot dude. This is what I've been smoking today it's called Mario carts. https://hempherbalshop.com/product/buy-mario-cartridges-online/
     
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    Hawaii Officially Decriminalizes Small Quantities of Cannabis

    Currently, possessing any amount of the herb without a medical card can land you in jail.

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    The State of Hawaii decriminalized possession of small amounts of cannabis on Tuesday after an attempt by lawmakers to legalize the recreational use of marijuana failed earlier this year.

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  20. Shadowprophet

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    I just wanted to show you guys the Vape stuff.

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    It's not like the old days, It's not this huge ungodly box thing, It charges in about 45 minutes has three settings. and those cartridges do have some staying power because each hit is about equal to a full joint, I've only hit this box about eight-times since I bought it and it's always got the same perfect buzz to it. I love these things.
     
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