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  • Good morning everyone! So I spent the day installing and upgrading a new add-on for AFN that effects our vendor and breeder forums. It's the same setup that we are using on High of the Tiger, but we didn't realize it would effect members a bit differently here on how it's been received.

    The major benefit of the add-on is that it allows breeders/vendors a global calendar (that they add their own events to,) a group media gallery, group discussion area, an information/about tab, and a few other goodies that should make the experience overall a better one.

    One major caveat to point out, the new groups (where you see the overlay) unfortuantely *REQUIRE* you to join them in order to post in them. This is done by design of the software (and I understand why,) however it's been requested to see if we can circumvent this somehow. I will inquire to the developer to see if it's an option available or one that can be added to future versions. So to be clear, you MUST JOIN the group to be able to post and reply, even if your existing threads were there before. We apologize for this minor inconvenience but it's a one-time deal and then it's back to business :-)
  • Hey we're testing out our new Raffle/Giveaway software and wanted to invite you all to try it out with us for a chance to win a Smokin' Screws pipe screen!

    This will be for USA-based growers only (to start,) and the only requirements are 25 minimum post count to put in an entry (which you can do once per hour!)

    Click Here to Enter!
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Yeah got this in an E mail today n thought it was interesting a bit.

http://www.medicaljane.com/2015/01/31/cannabis-use-associated-with-decreased-likelihood-of-developing-bladder-cancer/


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[h=2]Further Research Is Needed[/h]It is important to note that there are inherent weaknesses in survey and chart studies. For example, no cause-effect relationship can be determined using data gathered from them, meaning that another factor (besides cannabis use) may be the true cause of the observed results. Therefore, these results do not necessarily provide valid or reliable information to support the claim that “whole-plant cannabis use prevents bladder cancer”. Whole-plant cannabis use is not recommended for the prevention or treatment of bladder cancer.
Further research will help to determine whether or not targeted cannabinoid therapies are useful in the prevention or treatment of bladder cancer.
For information on reasonable expectations and safety in considering whole-plant medical cannabis use, as well as how you can advocate to move cannabis out of the Schedule I controlled substance classification in order to increase research on phytocannabinoids in the United States, click here.


[h=2]What is Bladder Cancer?[/h]Bladder cancer is caused by an overproliferation of abnormal cells of the bladder (an organ in the body that collects urine). Tumors can press on or block surrounding structures or spaces, causing dysfunction in normal body processes, and in later stages, cancerous cells can metastasize (i.e. invade distant organs), potentially causing extensive damage and, if uncontrolled, death.
Nine out of ten individuals who develop bladder cancer are over the age of 55. The American Cancer Society estimates that in the United States in 2015, approximately 74,000 new cases of bladder cancer will be diagnosed (56,320 males and 17,680 females) and there will be approximately 16,000 deaths resulting from bladder cancer (11,510 males, 4,490 females).
While there are various factors that may increase the risk of developing bladder cancer, smoking tobacco is the most significant. Signs and symptoms of bladder cancer may include:

  • blood in the urine
  • needing to urinate more frequently than usual
  • pain/burning when urinating
  • a sense that you need to urinate immediately, even if you recently emptied your bladder
  • in more advanced stages: inability to urinate, pain in the lower back on only one side, loss of weight/appetite, swelling of the feet, bone pain

Half of new bladder cancer cases are caught in the very early stages. In 35% of cases, bladder cancer is found to have invaded more deeply into, but remain confined to, the bladder. In these earlier cases, treatment is more likely to produce remission (i.e. no detectable cancer). Metastasis is only seen in approximately 4% of cases. In the U.S. currently, there are approximately 500,000 bladder cancer survivors.
You can reduce your risk of developing bladder cancer by avoiding smoking tobacco, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding use of dyes that contain aromatic amines and dietary supplements that contain aristolochic acid. If you are experiencing unusual signs or symptoms, such as those noted above, it is important to visit your healthcare provider as soon as possible.
[h=2]Results of the Study[/h]Data was gathered from the California Men’s Health Study, which collected information from surveys mailed to 84,170 men of various ethnicities, aged 45 to 69 years old, from 2002 to 2003. The researchers examined the participants’ health records over the 11-year period following the survey, so that associations between health status and lifestyle choices could be assessed.
The researchers found:

  • 41% of participants reported cannabis use
  • 57% of participants reported tobacco use
  • 27% of participants reported using both cannabis and tobacco
  • 29% used neither cannabis nor tobacco
  • Among all participants, 0.3% developed bladder cancer.
  • Among cannabis users, 0.3% developed bladder cancer, while 0.4% of cannabis non-users developed bladder cancer.
After controlling for age, race, ethnicity, and body mass index:

  • tobacco use was associated with an increased risk of developing bladder cancer
  • overall, cannabis use was associated with a 45% decreased risk of developing bladder cancer (statistically significant in participants aged 45-54 years old, decreased trend but not statistically significant in participants aged 55-69 years old)
  • tobacco + cannabis use was associated with an increased risk of developing bladder cancer (but decreased risk trend in comparison to tobacco use alone)
[h=2]Conclusion[/h]These results are notable given that cannabis users had a decreased likelihood of developing bladder cancer not only compared to tobacco users, but also compared to participants who did not smoke tobacco or cannabis. Although the difference between 0.3% (cannabis users who developed bladder cancer) and 0.4% (cannabis non-users who developed bladder cancer) seems unimportant, statistical analysis showed that these results were statistically significant (meaning, in this particular case, that there was less than a 0.1% chance that this difference was found by chance).
“These results are notable given that cannabis users had a decreased likelihood of developing bladder cancer not only compared to tobacco users, but also compared to participants who did not smoke tobacco or cannabis.”
Additionally, while use of tobacco+cannabis was found to increase the risk of developing bladder cancer, this increase was smaller than the increased risk caused by smoking tobacco alone (i.e. cannabis use may decrease the likelihood that tobacco smokers will develop bladder cancer).
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These results provide additional evidence to support the major differences in carcinogenicity between the smoking of tobacco and cannabis. While cannabis smoke contains carcinogens (likely as a result of the inhalation of burnt plant material of any kind, rather than due to the inhalation of cannabis’ components themselves) and is not harmless, cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids, endogenous, and synthetic) have actually been shown to potentially work as antitumor agents in breast, prostate, lung, skin, pancreatic, and brain cancer and leukemia. In contrast, compounds found in tobacco products such as cyanide, benzene, formaldehyde, etc. and potentially nicotine (along with the inhalation of burnt plant material, which can irritate the lungs) have been shown rather definitively tocause cancer, including bladder cancer. To reduce or avoid the potential harms of inhaling cannabis smoke, medical cannabis can be vaporized (the plant is heated with hot air, rather than burned) and/or ingested (edibles, oils, tinctures).
 

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Guy Smiley
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A Really Nice Vid n Links

This is a really nice vid I came across and a few links that i thought were real nice as well.
"AFN smoke out" :Sharing One: :Hookah: :Sharing One:

[video=youtube;texEvnmciy4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=texEvnmciy4[/video]

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which has the largest pediatric publishing program in the world, recommends decriminalizing marijuana and says it could be good for some kids in a new policy statement."The AAP opposes 'medical marijuana' outside the regulatory process of the US Food and Drug Administration," says the new statement. However, it recognizes certain situations could be benefitted by marijuana.
"Notwithstanding this opposition to use, the AAP recognizes that marijuana may currently be an option for cannabinoid administration for children with life-limiting or severely debilitating conditions and for whom current therapies are inadequate," the statement goes on to say.
Marijuana is currently a schedule I drug, which means it is considered to have "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse." Heroin and LSD are also schedule I drugs. The AAP recommends marijuana be reclassified as a schedule II drug, which would make it so there could be federal research of possible benefits of using marijuana. They recommend marijuana be limited to people over 21 years of age if it is legalized, unless a younger patient has very specific circumstances.
The statement also touches on how the young people who are caught with marijuana can be affected for the rest of their lives. "The illegality of marijuana has resulted in the incarceration of hundreds of thousands of adolescents, with overrepresentation of minority youth," the statement says. "A criminal record can have lifelong negative effects on an adolescent who otherwise has had no criminal justice history. These effects can include ineligibility for college loans, housing, financial aid, and certain kinds of jobs."


Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2015/01/26/American-Academy-of-Pediatrics-says-medical-marijuana-could-be-good-for-some-kids/5181422323176/#ixzz3SE0Z0mWE

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2015/01/26/American-Academy-of-Pediatrics-says-medical-marijuana-could-be-good-for-some-kids/5181422323176/#ixzz3RI8d7iqr

http://marijuanamajority.com/
 

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Ha..I Knew you would be one of the First back EoF..Good to be Home huh..?..:cool:
 
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Guy Smiley
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a few pics of stuff i picked up at that thing i went to last weekend. very fucking disturbing honestly lol although herbals and natural suppliments was covered pretty well LOL! i ordered three supplements and another something I cant remember atm.but..pretty neat stuff actually.thats the guy whos director of georgetown university hospital of the MS ward n areas.hes like thee guy.hes who diagnosed me anyways.nice guy! Vitamin D,biotin,valerian root and the other thing i cant remember.LOL!i shoulda got my notes.oh well.OH and one other thing dealing with sex.damn i shoulda got my notes LOL pretty cool!



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