One soda company in Colorado that have taken Marijuana use to another level by developing a line of sodas containing the drug and. available to anyone with a prescription for medical marijuana from Dixie Elixirs
Medical marijuana according to a new, shows smoking pot to be much less harmful to users lungs than tobacco. Having studied 20 years worth of data from over 5,000 adults, significant lung damage in the tobacco smokers was commonplace.
The more they had smoked, the worse their lung volumes were, yet people who had averaged only one joint a day passed lung function tests with flying colors, air flow rate actually going up slightly in marijuana users.
Of course, the comparison could be different again if the user smoked ten joints a day, but this study, published in the Journal of American Medical Association, and measuring air flow rates) in 18-30-year-old adults from Birmingham, Oakland, Chicago, and Minneapolis, showed clearly that occasional use of Marijuana was actually beneficial.
The findings do not point to health benefits from heavy marijuana use, stating that findings did actually suggest accelerated decline in pulmonary function with such use, proving that moderation in marijuana use is considered the best option.
There is one soda company in Colorado that have taken Marijuana use to another level by developing a line of sodas containing the drug and. available to anyone with a prescription for medical marijuana from Dixie Elixirs
Eight different flavors are offered, pink lemonade, root beer and grape among them, but as Marijuana is only legal to consume in 14 states with a prescription from a doctor, you have to live in one of them to get a taste of these concoctions, as well as being one of the estimated half-million people who is a medical marijuana patient.
Dixie Elixirs say they developed their line of mary-jane drinks was to remove the stigma associated with marijuana, and should voters in
California decide to make recreational marijuana legal this November, these organic sodas might end up right next to the stuff from Pepsi and Coke in grocery and liquor stores.
If you thought tobacco use was fairly recent, think again. Archaeologists have found the first physical evidence of tobacco use by the Mayans, through traces of nicotine in a vessel 1,300 years old, from around
700 A.D., and produced in Southern Campeche, Mexico, during the Classic Mayan period. Hieroglyphic texts on the two-and-a-half-inch wide and high clay vessel indicate it to be a house of tobacco as indicated by the inscription translations.
It was twenty years ago that the last such vessel - containing cacao was found - though analysis proved that no nicotine by-products associated with smoking of tobacco were present, the tobacco in the container was probably not used for smoking, and was likely a powered product.
What the research did indicate was that this tobacco - known to the ancient Mayas but not modern man - was far stronger than any plant grown today and possibly strong enough to be hallucinogenic, so it seems probable that it was used by shamans for the practice of their religious beliefs.
Other uses could have involved mixing with lime, before being chewed, consumed as snuff or added to alcohol to make for stronger drinks, as well as the use of the powder as snake repellent and fly-killer. Tobacco has been around, it seems, for much longer than previously believed.