Pot Like a Boss

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Pot Like a Boss

The idea of stoners/potheads is not what it use to be. Times have changed and so have the views, but some views are still the same. Some people still believe “pot-heads” are like that show “The 70’s Show”. Just a bunch of kids hanging out not doing much. And for some, that idea isn’t too far off but for some it was quite the opposite. When I hit my early teens I was introduced to pot – it was around christmas time and I was with my older brother. That was the first time I’ve ever smoked weed. I remember it hit me like ton of bricks.

Burning my lungs making me cough until I thought I was doing to die. Then I sat and laughed way to much about everything, everything was funny. My brothers friend drove me home, where I continued to the kitchen and then somehow made it to my bed without waking my parents and passed out. From there the cycle never really changed – I would get high have a burst of energy, the giggles, the munchies, and then the dreaded burn out. Moving into my late teens I took time away. Would come back here and there. One phase in my life where all I did was smoke weed and quit drinking and other drugs. The only thing that seemed to change was my tolerance, I was able to stay up more and the burn out get easier to deal with.

When I moved to Fernie BC a small ski town. I quit for about 3 seasons. I never bought it but if it was offered I would toke up. When I started smoking again I learned how to smoke and work. In other words “ pot like a boss”. Everyone did it – they would wake up take a toke while the coffee was brewing, get on with the day. If that was going to work, heading to the ski hill or getting ready for a bike ride.

As the seasons pasted, I continued to smoke up and do my thing. When I moved back home, had my son and returned to the work world was when I started toking up again. I took a year after the birth of my son. The reasoning was different it was to help with anxiety, stress, made the single working mom lifestyle seem a little more easier. As I started to create my business, branched off to other work, blog writing, radio work. Pot become a health benefit as well as a creative opener. I could feel it opening & expanding my mind when I started to work. The possibilities were endless. I could feel magic being created while I worked away. I’ve said it before pot will never make me a better person, but it does help me create a better artistic result. Which is more than 80% of my work.

I created this for a few different reasons. To tell you that it can be done!

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You can toke up and not sit on your ass all day long. Bending to the social stigma. To encourage you to activate the creative parts of you. To encourage you to use pot for its benefits not to just look “cool” or solely for the purpose that you like to get high. We are at such a beautiful time where we can speak out about the things we believe/ love. People are coming together, creating communities that support and educate. We can change the idea the social stigma others have on pot. But in order to change the minds of others, we must first change ourselves.

Writer: Megan Thiessen Lethbridge AB Canada- Soul Health Studio 101

History of Cannabis – April 20 4:20

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History of Cannabis – April 20 4:20

History of Cannabis 4/20 – 1971 five boys got together to find an abandoned cannabis crop. They called this the “4:20 Louis”. Later “Louis” was dropped and  4:20 was born. After numerous attempts the boys never did find the crop and they eventually gave up. The “time” still lingered, over the years cannabis users across the world, used it as a time to toke-up. Talk about being a legend. Countries started coming together, creating events for the cannabis community. For those who smoked for its health properties, to the ones who smoked it just because they liked to.

Being an active festivaler myself, it was easy to understand that being around this environment brought a sense of belonging. For many cannabis enthusiasts 4:20 is a day to stand together and to fight for a change in the drug policy.

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Ancient China – Cannabis was used in taiwan, for fiber 10,00 years go. Cannabis was referred to “daman” and was used for its many medical benefits. A Dutch sinologist Frank Dikotter said “ the medical uses were heightened in a pharmacopoeia of the tang, witch prescribed the root of the plant to remove a blood clot, while the juice of the leaves could be ingested combat tapeworm”

Ancient Egypt – Cannabis was used to help sore eyes . 1550 bc – ancient Egypt described it as “medical cannabis”

Medieval Islamic – From the 8th to the 18th century it was used exclusively for medical reasons.

Modern history – In the 19th century cannabis was commonly used as a secret ingredient called “plant medicine”. There was around 2000 cannabis medicines by 1937. In the 20th century Scandinavian Maltose – and cannabis drink was a popular drink in Denmark. The drink was advertised as a “great lunch drink for young and old”. 1964 Dr. Albert Lockhart began his study as cannabis the medical plant. 1996 California became the first state to legalize cannabis for medical purposes. Since then over 20 countries have legalized cannabis for medical purposes.

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Top 10 Things To Do When Stoned

Top 10 Things To Do When Stoned

We have created the top 10 things to do when stoned list for stoners. Before reading pack up a bowl of that sweet marijuana and toke up! Be ready to live your life to the fullest while being high on life!

If weed is a plant and plants are life then smoking weed is getting high on life.

1. Chill out on the couch and watch a funny movie or TV show. Being super high and laughing your ass off is one of the best feelings!

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2. Eat some bomb ass food. Grab some Doritos or order up some pizzas because you got the muchies!

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3. Play a video game, zone in on the PS3 and XBOX360. Kill those guys!

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4. Go play some mini golf. Most miniature golf parks even have cosmic golf! Did someone say sneak-a-tokes?

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5. Set out on an adventure into the wilderness, a hike into the mountains or simply a stroll on the beach. Nature calls!

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6. Grab your partner and have fun in the bedroom, sex is the ultimate high while being high. Caress me down!

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7. Plug in your headphones and crank up the music. Listening to your favorite rock band or rap artist is always a blast!

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8. Call up some friends and go do something thrilling like paint balling, laser tag, bowling, or even a theme park. Feel the rush!

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9. Take out a piece of paper and do some creative writing or drawing. Some of the best ideas come from being high!

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10. Lay down on the grass outside and look up into the sky. Let your mind be free to wonder!

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Stonerdays wants you to remember to be creative and have fun in all your endeavors while being high, as Jim Morrison would say: “Take it easy baby, take it as it comes – specialize in having fun!”

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Marijuana and Weight Loss

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 Stoner Ladies listen up. Marijuana and Weight Loss are now being put together in the same sentence! So go ahead ladies, take another hit off that beautiful bong!

A new research study on marijuana reports that regular use of marijuana consumption may in fact be a contributor in weight loss. This conclusion comes from a report published in the American Journal of Medicine. This is great news to all of us Stoner Men and Women out here in the cannabis community.

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The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Nebraska, Harvard and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, examined 4,657 adults, 579 of whom regularly smoked reefer.

“We found significant associations between marijuana use and smaller waist circumferences,” the researchers report.

A significant amount of potheads had 16% lower levels of insulin than the non-smokers in the study. Awesome news, you got to love to hear this stoners. Thumbs up!

The hormone Insulin, regulates metabolism of fat and carbs. Maybe that’s why smokers of the miracle plant marijuana are less prone to diabetes. Good thing because I’m sure none of us cannabis users want to develop diabetes.

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Well I may not be a doctor folks but all signs point to continuing to smoke the reefer goodness. Stoners pack up those bowls and make sure they’re filled to the top with that good kush. Smoke weed, be happy, and Stay Blazed!

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Government Neglects Medical Marijuana As PTSD Explodes

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Government Neglects Medical Marijuana As PTSD Explodes

According to the Veterans Administration, which is responsible for the PTSD care of the nation’s vets, there are currently over 3 million service men and women suffering from PTSD. From flashbacks and insomnia to anxiety, nightmares and depression, veterans are coming home to America in need of help on many levels, and the last thing they need is “chemical” medicine. Though “psych” meds are prescribed almost across the board for “psychological” issues, the psychiatric manual DSM-5 doesn’t say a word about nutrition and herbs.

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It doesn’t have a section on Cannabis sativa either. In many states, post-traumatic-stress-disorder or PTSD is one of the many conditions that patients are hoping will be approved for medical marijuana. A growing number of veterans, however, are tired of waiting for the law to catch up with what they know in their hearts and minds to be the answer.

Veterans & Cannabis: Government neglects Veterans as PTSD epidemic explodes

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The number of military personnel and veterans diagnosed with and living with PTSD is higher now that it has ever previously been (Veterans and PTSD 2015). Another astounding fact is that half of these individuals never seek medical treatment for various reasons. Some argue that the Veterans Affairs Department insufficiently handles the treatment of PTSD by simply using trial and error through a list of psychoactive medications and therapy with psychiatrists who don’t seem to really care.

The combination of a feeling of hopelessness and a lack of viable treatment options often lead to suicide among those with military-related PTSD, specifically those from the Afghanistan-Iraq War. Currently, there is an average of 22 suicides a day, up from a low of 18-a-year in 2007, based on a 2012 VA suicide Data Report.

While looking for alternative treatments, many have asked the question can cannabis treat PTSD? The answer is yes, and thousands living with PTSD have found that cannabis has been a more effective treatment than any medication prescribed by the VA. Smoking it can relieve anxiety, help individuals sleep deeply and without disturbance, and also help to stave off depression. Some medical professionals even argue that the Cannabidiol (CBD) can actually help repair the brain, healing those pathways that facilitate the symptoms of PTSD.

But is it better or worse?

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The effects on PTSD in studies on cannabis are limited and sometimes contradictory. The VA is also concerned with a rise in the number of veterans they have documented as having what they term “marijuana dependence”. While it can help with mental health problems, it has also been suggested by some studies to cause latent or subdued pre-existing mental issues to come to the surface, such as hereditary schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

For some veterans, what is known as “cannabis use disorder” can have a negative effect on their road to wellness. Described as an inability to sleep or increase in irritability after ceasing use of the substance, this occasionally seen withdrawal symptom is far milder than that of many prescription painkillers, let alone dangerous drugs like heroin or meth. For a sufferer of mental anxiety like PTSD, however, sometimes even this mild withdrawal after steady use to treat their condition can cause negative outcomes.

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For those who fight for their country and, in the process, for their lives, the trauma inflicted is far deeper than just physical injury. The scars of war can affect the human psyche for years, for decades, for life.

Hidden PTSD amongst our culture: Natural solution

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In today’s modern times of self-help, therapy, and emotional understanding, health professionals have discovered an epidemic of hidden PTSD patients amongst our civilian culture. In its true definition, PTSD involves lingering negative feelings that can result from any adverse experience- getting fired, the end of a relationship, chronic illness, or even just a time when you feel like you failed at something- and that limits a person in any way.

However, even with the mounds of evidence supporting Cannabis as an all-natural solution, in November, the U.S. Senate passed an amendment that would allow VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to vets in states where it’s legal, but that proposal failed to pass the House. So depending on the state you live, if you’re a veteran you can potentially lose access to your pain medications and treatments for testing positive for cannabis.

On average, 22 veterans commit suicide every single day and many veterans turn to medical marijuana to ease the symptoms of PTSD, but what happens when medical marijuana isn’t effective, poses legal risks or isn’t an option for you?

Well, we’ve found an effective all-natural solution for you. It’s called 1Hour Break®, and it will change how the world handles PTSD.

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1Hour Break® is a California-based company providing all-natural remedies for PTSD and anxiety. They’ve spent the last few years perfecting a breakthrough sublingual tincture made from highly concentrated extracts of organic KavaKava, Passion flower, Lemon balm, and Lobelia herbs.

Taking 1Hour Break® to relieve PTSD, anxiety, or panic attacks is simple. Anytime you feel anxious, all you do is spray 5 sprays (about 1ml) of 1Hour Break® beneath your tongue, wait ten seconds, and then swallow. Because it is absorbed underneath the tongue, it bypasses the digestive system, so the effects are felt immediately. Kava Kava, sourced from the South Pacific, is the main ingredient and has been proven safe and therapeutic for relieving anxiety. It works by binding to various receptors in the amygdala that regulate feelings of fear and anxiety, and in turn promotes calmness, relaxation, and a sense of well-being. It’s like getting a big hug from Mother Nature herself.

1Hour Break with cannabis: Supercharge your buzz

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As someone who has suffered from PTSD and feelings of fear, doubt, panic, avoidance, anger, irritability, sadness, shame, vulnerability, nightmares, and distrust for most of my adult life, I have tried everything available to relieve my anxieties. I have never used a natural anti-anxiety medication that has worked… Ever. So, believe me when I tell you, I went into this a skeptic. So without anything to lose, I had the chance to try 1Hour Break® Version 2.0 in Mint flavor and I was surprised by the effects.

After just five sprays I noticed a pleasurable tingling sensation under my tongue and I quickly felt my heart tempo slow, my panic subdue, my mind release its tension and I felt a warm blanket of calmness over me. It was a familiar calm associated with Xanax but a million times better. The taste was minty and fresh, and the numbness lasted about 20 minutes and assured me it was working, and I remained calm and relaxed for well over an hour. I’m truly thankful that a product like this exists, it will now be an integral part of my “tool kit”. I’m certain 1Hour Break® is effective and can benefit the thousands of people currently dealing with PTSD related issues

1Hour Break® along with cannabis is simply the perfect all-natural combination – a no-brainer, in fact. Imagine experiencing a strong, uplifting, clear-headed buzz without any anxious side effects. You’ll experience only the positive feelings of a supercharged buzz, and none of the negative.

As a special promotion, 100 lucky Stoner Days readers will have a chance to try 1Hour Break® Free on us, you only pay for shipping. Click HERE to redeem your Free Bottle! ($29 Value).

Missed out? 1Hour Break® can now be purchased at your local dispensaries or find us on the new cannabis delivery app Eazeup.  If you’re interested in learning more about 1Hour Break®, visit their website at www.1hourbreak.com.

Have you tried 1Hour Break® to help ease PTSD or anxiety? Let us know on social media or in the comments below.

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Does Marijuana Give You Anxiety?

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Anxiety can be completely debilitating, just ask anyone who suffers from the mind-numbing, pulse-racing mental disorder. As a person suffering with anxiety for over 14 years I can attest that there are a variety of prescription drugs that can help tame the unrest, but most life-long suffers worry about the long term effects of Xanax and other anti-anxiety medications. Many patients turn to medical marijuana as a way to ease the symptoms of anxiety, but what happens when marijuana isn’t effective, triggers irrational paranoia, or you feel it’s not appropriate to medicate, such as at work, at school, or with family?

Well, now we have an all-natural solution for you. It’s called 1Hour Break®, and it will change how the world handles anxiety.

Kava Kava spray all day

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1Hour Break® is a California-based company providing all-natural remedies for anxiety. They’ve spent the last few years perfecting a breakthrough sublingual tincture made from highly concentrated extracts of organic Kava Kava, Passion flower, Lemon balm, and Lobelia herbs.

Taking 1Hour Break® to relieve anxiety, panic attacks or cannabis-induced anxiety is simple. Anytime you feel anxious, all you do is spray 5 sprays (about 1ml) of 1Hour Break® beneath your tongue, wait ten seconds, and then swallow. Because it is absorbed underneath the tongue, it bypasses the digestive system, so the effects are felt immediately. Kava Kava, sourced from the South Pacific, is the main ingredient and has been proven safe and therapeutic for relieving anxiety. It works by binding onto various receptors in the amygdala that regulate feelings of fear and anxiety, and in turn promotes calmness, relaxation, and a sense of well-being. It’s like getting a big hug from Mother Nature herself.

1Hour Break with cannabis: Supercharge your buzz

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I had the pleasure of trying 1Hour Break® Version 2.0 in Honey flavor. As someone who has suffered from anxiety since my teens, I have tried everything available to relieve my symptoms. I was pleasantly surprised by the effects of 1Hour Break®; after just five sprays, I instantly noticed a numbing sensation under my tongue and felt my pulse slow down and my mind got that familiar calming sensation associated with Xanax. The numbness lasted about 20 minutes and assured me it was working, and I remained calm and relaxed for well over an hour. I have never used a natural anti-anxiety medication that has worked… ever. So, believe me when I tell you, I went into this a skeptic, but came out beyond satisfied. I’m certain 1Hour Break® is effective and can benefit both cannabis users and non cannabis users alike.

1Hour Break® along with cannabis is simply the perfect all-natural combination – a no-brainer, in fact. Imagine experiencing a strong, uplifting, clear-headed buzz without any anxious side effects. You’ll experience only the positive feelings of a supercharged buzz, and none of the negative.

As a special promotion, 100 lucky StonerDays readers will have a chance to try 1Hour Break® Free on us, just pay shipping. Click HERE to redeem your Free Bottle! ($29 Value) 

Missed out? Ask if 1Hour Break® is sold at your local dispensaries or available on the new cannabis delivery app EazeUp. If you’re interested in learning more about 1Hour Break®, visit their website at www.1hourbreak.com.

Have you tried 1Hour Break® to help ease anxiety? Let us know on social media or in the comments below.

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StonerDays Presents: The Future Of Weed Delivery

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StonerDays Presents: The Future Of Weed Delivery

The time has come for a change of delivering you ganja.. Well this was just a fun day at the StonerDays HQ. One of many great ideas put together while we were baked. Unfortunately what you don’t see in the video is the stoner fail that came from one of the begging scenes. Two Ounce’s of kush went flying all over the place when the bag ripped in mid air. As we franticly picked up our weed we could not help from laughing our ass’s off.

Well we hope you enjoy this stoner video please let us know what you think in the comments below. And remember to always Stay Blazed.

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How Cannabis Effects the Body

How Cannabis Effects the Body

Hey Stoners ever wonder how cannabis effects the body? Well in this short stoner video by National Geographic you will find out just how it works. This video captures the true essence of marijuana while placing you inside the human body. It truly is amazing! Fire up that kush as you sit back and watch. Enjoy.

All videos are hand picked by stoners for stoners. Stay Blazed!

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Cheesy Weed

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Cheesy Weed | Stoner Guide

Most people know that cannabis is a flower. And if you didn’t before this, you do now. And if you’ve ever smelled a flower, you know that they emit strong aromas (some great, like lilacs, and some strange like that flower that smells like rotten meat when it blooms). Certain flowers smell better or worse to different people and the odors/flavors (when you smoke it) stimulate the human mind to feel different sensations. And since cannabis is a flower, it has the ability as well, to make us feel a certain way when we smell/smoke it. Why? Because terpenes.

Terpenes are what makes flowers smell. There are more than 200 of them found in cannabis, many of which resemble smells that aren’t normally found in nature, such as cheese. Yes, cheese, like the dairy product. You are probably familiar with weed that smells somewhat like the deli at a supermarket. Cheesy strains are some of the strongest and they really sting the nostrils. The strains are uplifting and stimulating, which is quite interesting after getting a whiff. While it may not be an odor that you want to bottle up, the cheese strains make up for it by being very strong.

The cause of the cheese smell comes from a number of terpenes in cannabis. They include ethylmethyl acetic acid, isovaleric acid, octanoic acid, (methyl thio) butyrate, and methyl mercaptan. With these terpenes present, cannabis strains can smell slightly dairy-esque, giving off a sweet, almost vanilla scent or go the opposite way and smell like old cheese on a hot day.

So while the cheese strains may not be the greatest smelling jar on the shelf, you shouldn’t write them off just because they might not smell great. While mostly sativa dominant, the cheese strains offer indica effects as well, making them a decent choice of hybrid. They have shown to be quite effective as an antidepressant and an anticonvulsant. So be sure to give these strains a chance.

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Cannabis Tea Recipe

Cannabis Tea Recipe 

Stoners explore the world of cooking and doing it yourself, watch this short Stoner Video on how to make your own Cannabis Tea. Follow the step by step procedure and you too can make a yummy cup of “green” tea! Enjoy!

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Stoner Barbies Smoke like Marley

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Good Afternoon Stoners it’s time to get your smoke on, it’s 4:20 on the dot! Pack up a bowl and take a look at these sexy Stoner Barbies Smoke Like Marley. Fun stoner fact: Stoner girls are sexy because they look like Barbie but smoke like Bob Marley! Wanna show your beautiful stoner face to the stoner world? Send us your stoner pics to [email protected] or click on the button above to upload them. We love to see your sexy stoner pics, your dab tokes, your bong rips, and any other creative and unique stoner ideas. Have a great night everyone, Stay Blazed like always!

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Marijuana

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Stoner Dictionary | Marijuana

Marijuana: noun 1. also marihuana or mariguana, Spanish for Mary Jane; a nomenclature of the cannabis plant

Example: “Marijuana is the most amazing plant on the planet.”

Everyone calls the oh so famous cannabis plant marijuana. It seems to be a household name and a worldwide agreement that spans many languages. There are some people that prefer not to use the term because they claim that only law enforcement officers and authority figures (also known as “narcs”) use this slang. In actuality, the history behind the word is vast and could be pulled from many different instances and folklores. One being taken and changed from the Mexican-Spanish word maranguanquo which means “intoxicating plant.” This seems to be the most marijuana-bag-in-handlogical explanation for this word’s etymology but is still only a conjecture. The Oxford English Dictionary claims that this term comes from the Nahuatl (a dialect of the Uto-Aztecan language) word mallihuan meaning prisoner. This etymology was made popular in the 1930s as, yet another attempt, to campaign against cannabis in the idea of being a prisoner to drugs and substance abuse. The abbrevation of the name Maria Juana comes from a folklore etymology. While all of these speculations are very colorful, the majority of Mary Jane historians agree that the term marijuana was created around the 1930s by a group of men led by a man named DuPont who had an agenda to make cannabis and hemp illegal in attempts to save their paper producing business from going under. By introducing the word marijuana to characterize hemp, it induced fear in people’s minds by using vocabulary that they had never heard before.

It was given an exotic or foreign sounding name to give cannabis a negative connotation during a time of mass xenophobia (fear of foreigners).

The propaganda against marijuana began to snowball, leading to a litany of public service announcements, films and anti-marijuana programs. This ultimately led to the drawn out process of the criminalization of cannabis sativa. No need to wear the long face though, many states have their own clearly defined medicinal Mary Jane laws. There are many medical marijuana dispensaries available to legally dish out the green stuff.

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While the term marijuana began as a slang term, it has actually become a standard name for the cannabis plant. It is used in many official federal and state bills and laws including the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 and its Title II Act, the Controlled Substances Act. Marijuana has become a universal term spanning several different languages and backgrounds. Just like the evolution of politically correct racial terms, some believe that the term marijuana is outdated and almost derogatory, opting for the more scientific term “cannabis.” Many modern laws and acts have replaced the word marijuana with the word cannabis such as the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and the Marijuana Policy Act (which is interesting considering the word marijuana is in both of the these titles). Whether or not the term marijuana is politically correct, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon and frankly, I think stoners are too preoccupied with enjoying life to care.

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Awesome Stoner Adventures

Awesome Stoner Adventures

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Wake up Stoners, it’s Wake N Bake time! Summer fun is all around, so set out on some awesome stoner adventures this week and don’t forget to bring your bomby kush. Do you wanna show the stoner world your stoner face? Send us your stoner pics to [email protected] or click on the button above to upload them. We love to see your grow opps, your beautiful buds, your tasty nugs, and any other unique and fun stoner pics. Today is a beautiful day, go out and explore the wilderness! Have a great one and Stay Blazed.

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Happy Wake N Bake everyone! Stoners Bleed Green and show your stoner pride! Stretch those lazy bones and grab the bong to jump start your day. Every morning wake up to StonerDays finest hand picked, fan submitted pics daily. Do you wanna show your stoner face to the stoner world? Send us your stoner pics to [email protected] or click on the button above to upload them. We love to see your sweet nug pics, your grow opps, your funny stoner pics, your stoner adventures, and any other fun and creative ideas. Have an awesome day and thanks for the support, Stay Blazed!

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Homegrown

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Homegrown – Stoner Dictionary

Homegrown: adjective 1. a term describing marijuana that is grown at home

Example: “Have you tried my homegrown batch? It’s pretty dank!”

Marijuana should be nurtured, protected, and loved. All of these factors have an effect on the marijuana and are said to produce the best quality, good feeling weed we like to call homegrown. Homegrown is exactly how it sounds, weed grown at home. Not meant for profit or glory, simply meant to share and enjoy. This method of growing marijuana is often sought after because of the one on one love and attention the plants receive. This will probably end up producing better quality and more potent buds. There are so many different types of homegrown. There is the good old fashioned plant in pot on dresser method, like a regular house plant. While this method could potentially yield you some sticky buds, unless you put some more elbow grease into it, you might be a little disappointed with the turn out. Another method is outdoor in the ground or in pots, your cannabis plant hanging out with all the other plants in your garden. You can definitely create some splendid herbs this way, but outdoor can be tricky depending on the climate of your location. The best, and most popular, methods of homegrowing seems to be geoponic and hydroponic indoor, often done inside closets, garages, basements, attics, or that spare bedroom you were thinking of converting into an office. Geoponic uses traditional soil and hydroponic uses a nutrient infused water system sans soil. A very efficient and high yielding method is called aeroponics, also known as fogponics. A rarer and less frequently used technique, when mastered, aeroponics will provide you with great rewards. Aeroponics uses a suspension system where the roots are exposed and have full range to grow. This method requires oxygen and nutrient infused water to be misted in intervals on the roots. Aeroponics require much more investment capital, research and work than the other common homegrown techniques, but can increase your yield by double, sometimes even triple. With the right lighting, nutrients, and knowledge, you could quickly be on your way to some tasty homegrown herbs. The beauty of homegrown marijuana is that you know exactly what was put into it and how it was grown. Not to mention there is nothing like smoking herb in which you put in your whole heart and soul. That is a feeling that you cannot purchase from a dispensary or dealer. 

Homegrown is especially popular in California because of its laws on caregiving and medical marijuana laws. Of course this method does not always guarantee the best buds. If you’re an inexperienced grower and haven’t quite got the hang of things yet, you might yield some really poor homegrown. Do not fret, if you have not found your green thumb just yet, it is something that requires practice and the acquisition of knowledge over time. The key to homegrown success are the conditions. You should be prepared to provide your crop with whatever it needs. It’s a tedious but very rewarding process when done correctly.

Half Ounce

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Stoner Dictionary | Half Ounce

Half Ounce: noun 1. 14 grams of marijuana

Examples:  “I got a half ounce of herb for the music festival this weekend.”

There’s a nasty wicked storm brewing outside and you’ve got food to last you a week and a 1/2 ounce of your favorite bud. You won’t be going anywhere for a while, and it feels good. A half ounce of marijuana is equal to about 14 grams, and a fairly good amount to make you feel comfortable. Prices for a 1/2 ounce can change but you can estimate it might run you from $50 to $100 more or less depending on where you purchased it. A halfer for a beginner is enough to get them feeling like a pro for a little while. It might last you the weekend, but your friend a week. Every stoner is different and has their do’s and don’ts when it comes to determining costs and amounts. Still, when granted a half ounce you should share at least once.

Ganja

Stoner Dictionary | Ganja

Ganja: noun 1. a slang term for marijuana

Example: “I took a puff of that sweet, sweet ganja and let my mind float to space.”

Associated most often with thoughts of Jamaican palm trees and colorful Rasta hats, its another word for good ol’ MaryJane. It is said that ganja is not a Jamaican word at all but an original Sanskrit word meaning “hemp.” Popularized in reggae music and culture, ganja is one of the cooler names for our dear old friend and a favorite among many marijuana circles. If ever you’re in a tropical mood break out the herb, find a hammock, and blast some Bob Marley, it’s time to relax.

Some Awesome Ganja Quotes:

“Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.”

~William F. Buckley, Jr. 

“Whenever the people are for gay marriage or medical marijuana or assisted suicide, suddenly the “will of the people” goes out the window.”

~Bill Maher 

“Marijuana is the finest anti-nausea medication known to science, and our leaders have lied about this consistently. [Arresting people for] medical marijuana is the most hideous example of government interference in the private lives of individuals. It’s an outrage within an outrage within an outrage.”

~Peter McWilliams

“It really puzzles me to see marijuana connected with narcotics dope and all of that stuff. It is a thousand times better than whiskey. It is an assistant and a friend.”

~Louis Armstrong

“I used to smoke marijuana. But I’ll tell you something: I would only smoke it in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening – or the mid-evening. Just the early evening, midevening and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early midafternoon, or perhaps the late-midafternoon. Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning. . . . But never at dusk.”

~Steve Martin

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Bud

Stoner Dictionary | Bud 

Bud: noun 1. the flowers or colas of the cannabis plant containing the highest concentrate of psychoactive compounds tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol, and cannabinol 2. the part of the cannabis plant most prevalently smoked

Example: “There is a beautiful bud glistening on my God’s Gift in the backyard.”

Bud is a colloquial word with many meanings. To some, it is a term of endearment used with familiarity and warmth when referring to a close friend, or buddy. In this case, you can never have too many buds. It can also refer to the birth of an idea, concept, or sometimes even a dilemma as the phrase “nip it in the bud” is typically used. In terms of botany and horticulture, the word bud means new life and describes an unopened flower bloom. Like an embryo is to the human, the bud is still undeveloped, in the stage before fruit or flower. The term “budding” represents birth, bloom, and the beginning of something beautiful. The produce reaped from the cannabis plant has also been referred to as “bud” for years as it is the part of the plant most popularly harvested for comsumption. Just like buddies, you can never have to many of these buds either. While the leaves do contain THC, the bud is the organ of the plant that contains the highest concentration of THC, CBD and CBN.

The leaves are smokable, but are usually harsh to inhale and have a minimal psychotropic effect.

If you are growing and do not want to waste the leaves but would rather not smoke them when you have so many tasty buds to smoke, the leaves are great for making concentrates, cannabutter, or cannaoil. The entire plant can be used, from stalk to flower.The Bible talks of a plant to be picked when “the bud is just right,” the Koran compares the followers of God to “ripened buds” and the Torah warns that people who “produce no bud will be cast into the fire.” The buds of the cannabis plant, when ingested, bloom in the soul, healing us physically, mentally and emotionally. These beautiful buds bring us peace and compassion, not just in its consumption, but also in what they represent: earth, sharing, spirituality, healing, and love.

What other budding plant found on earth could these religious books be speaking of?

The cannabis plant is the only plant of infamy that has the ability to heal nations and bring worlds together. Yet for some reason there is a government war against it. Unfortunately, human nature cannot exist without both light and darkness. While the cannabis plant is the epitome of light, the darkness of human nature will always corrupt it, as we have with everything on this planet. Though this darkness is inescapable, love and purity still prevails. Every recorded prophetic prediction calls for a time of great injustice and excessive imprisonment and proclaims that a plant will set them free. The kings of men gather their forces against this quietly concurring plant and yet still cannabis grows as if the earth demands it. The smells and angelic hues of the bud plant are sure to amaze and when smoked, the effects of this utopian fruit will put you in your own peaceful paradise.

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What Is Rosin?

If you haven’t heard of rosin yet, you might be living under a rock. This “new” way to make cannabis concentrates is making stoners‘ lives easier all over the world. With no solvent and a super easy process, rosin is something that even the most basic stoner can make with zero risk of blowing themselves up. All that’s needed is a hair straightener, parchment paper, and some nug. It’s so silly easy, it’s almost impossible to mess it up. By placing the nug in the parchment paper and folding it in half and applying heat and pressure by squeezing the nug in the straightener, the concentrated THC is pressed from the flower, providing you with a totally solventless, absolutely lovely final product.

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But when you make this beautiful cannabis concentrate, you’re left with flattened little weed chips. What to do with those? Some people would let them go to waste and just throw them in the trash. There are others that save these chips and store them in a jar until they find something to do with them. Of course there are stoners that will smoke them. The chips don’t taste that bad; they are slightly harsher than bud so just be aware of that before you load them up in your bong. But if you don’t feel like smoking them, the best thing that I’ve found to do with your leftover rosin chips is bake them in to edibles.

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Now I’m sure you’re asking if the chips have enough THC left in them to get you high. The answer is a firm yes. The chips, while considerably less potent than they were in nug form, are still quite usable in edibles. You need to use more than you would use if you were using bud but they still work… And they work well. The most amount of rosin chips that I’ve put in to a batch of coconut oil brownies was 22 grams of pressed buds. These treats were so strong that people could only eat half of them or risk sleeping for 16 straight hours.

So here’s a very simple recipe for my coconut oil canna-brownies using rosin chips!

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Five Marijuana Myths

Five Marijuana Myths

Everyone these days is familiar with the tactics used by DARE and films like Reefer Madness. This ridiculous propaganda leads many to believe that cannabis is a killer plant, something that will make you stupid and slow. But in reality, that’s not true. So much new information has flooded the media regarding cannabis, making these awful arguments look even worse. With little factual backing and even less logic, these myths no longer scare anyone away from looking at marijuana with an open mind.

01 Marijuana Will Make You Lazy

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I know that this myth is one that is pretty well engrained into our modern society, although it is very slowly starting to crack under the weight of all the new information we get on a daily basis. It has long been said that stoners lack motivation and left to their own devices will sit on a bean bag chair on the floor, unless harassed by their talking dog. However, with star athletes such as Michael Phelps (who has enough gold medals to smelt a sweet gold toilet), coming out as marijuana smokers, it is only a matter of time before this myth goes the way of the gumby fade.

02 Marijuana Will Get You Pregnant

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This one is a bit confusing to me and takes a very closed mind to even work at all. Some people argue that smoking pot will lead to pregnancy (pause to ponder). It is more likely that if someone is high and having sex, they would forget to finish the job and prematurely make a sandwich. Considering weed is not made of sperm, and is not injected into the female anatomy with a turkey baster, I am at a loss and will leave you to make your own conclusions on this one. P.S. Alcohol seems like it should be the real target on this one. Attend a high school party and see my point.

03 Marijuana Will Make You Stupid

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I will start this by saying my father was a daily weed smoker and was one of the smartest people I have ever met. This man could grab a joint and a puzzle and solve it in minutes while everyone else gave up half way though and smashed it on the floor in defeat. The idea that weed could actually make you less intelligent is one of the myths most under fire today. To suggest that a daily or even casual toker is less intelligent than a non smoker seems all the more damned when you read what the non smokers believe happens when you introduce the sticky into your life.

04 Marijuana Is As Dangerous As Heroin

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I will leave the statistics out of this and just say that I live in a state that has a serious heroin problem at the moment. Every single day there are shootings and overdoses and the numbers are only going up. I have people with less teeth in their head than eyes asking me for change every time I walk into any store with a door. On the flip side of this coin are the stoners. Never in my life have I seen someone on the corner begging for weed and there’s a simple reason for this. Weed makes most jobs easier to deal with while the people on heroin are falling asleep in traffic. I will take the dude confused about which snacks to buy over the guy begging for “gas money” to get back to his “sick aunt” any day.

05 Marijuana Has No Medicinal Use

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The myth here is particularly common and convenient with Big Pharma behind it and it is not hard to see why. There is a TON of money to be made with weed being illegal. Marijuana is easy to grow and comes out of the ground basically ready to go, so any company that say, makes millions by testing and selling harmful pills, will not like a medicine that anyone can grow in their own back yard. As someone that suffered from not only migraines but anorexia, I can tell you that marijuana pretty much saved my life. I watched my mother go through radiation treatment as well eat a pallet of pills that did everything from make her hair fall out to make her food taste like ash in her mouth, all while draining her entire bank account and will to live. Anyone that says that marijuana has no medical applications has never tried it, and therefore has no business entering the discussion.

Five Marijuana Myths

Marijuana Butter Recipe

Marijuana Butter Recipe

Here’s a “fancy” recipe on how to make cannabutter, enjoy.

What you will need:

  • 1 bag of shake (roughly 1/2 pound – 1 pound)
  • Large cooking/stock pot (mine is a 4 gallon)
  • 5 pounds butter or margarine
  • cheesecloth for straining
  • thick elastic bands
  • empty plastic containers with lids (ice-cream pails or large Tupperware work best)
  • ladle or coffee mug
  • rubber gloves or oven mitts
  • It’s always best to use the best leaf you can find. The more potent the shake, the more potent the butter.

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Directions:

  • Step 1: Put your 5 pounds of butter/margarine into the stock pot.
  • Step 2: Put in your bag of VERY dry shake (try to sift out any stalks or foreign matter.)
  • Step 3: Fill the pot with cold water leaving about 4 inches at the top for stirring.
  • Step 4: Set your stove element to med heat, leaving a slight crack open on the lid for steam to escape. Once the mixture comes to a boil, turn the heat down to low and simmer for at least 5 hours. (You can do it for longer, but 5 hours is the minimum time to simmer.)
  • Step 5: Stir with a wooden spoon occasionally.
  • Step 6: Take it off the element and let it cool for a while. (Note: you only want to cool it as much as you’ll need to be able to handle it with gloves, the hotter it is, the easier it is to squeeze the butter out of the leaf.)
  • Step 7: Cut yourself some squares of cheesecloth and spread out your plastic containers. Put the cloth pieces over each container and secure it with the elastic bands. (I usually double up each bit of cheese cloth.)
  • Step 8: Take a ladle or coffee mug and scoop out some of the green mixture onto the cloth. Keep pouring until you get close (about 6″) to the top of the container. Then take the cheesecloth off and squeeze into the container as hard as you can to get the most butter out of the mix. Repeat into all containers until all of your green stew is out of the stock pot and squeezed into the containers. *Note: most of the butter is saturated into the leaves and that’s the part you want to ensure gets totally squeezed out of the mixture and into your containers.
  • Step 9: Put the lids on your filled containers and place them on a level surface in your freezer.
  • Step 10: After about 5 hours, the butter will solidify and some of the water will turn to ice. Take each container one by one over to the sink, take off the lid, and with one hand supporting the ice block, turn container upside down and release. Some water will come pouring out, and the ice just needs to be scraped away from the main butter block. You should be left with a smooth, round slab of light green butter.
  • Step 11: I store my butter in empty margarine containers in the fridge. If you’ve got lots, you can put the butter back in the freezer and take it out as needed. Or you can share it with your friends.
  • You can use this butter just as you would regular butter in any baking recipe. Simply substitute the butter your recipe calls for with your special butter.

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Marijuana Butter Recipe

Fun Facts About Marijuana

Fun Facts About Marijuana

01 It was used to defeat the Nazis! Don’t beleive me? They even made a movie about it. Youtube “Hemp For Victory”


02 The earliest recorded uses of marijuana date from the 3rd millennium BC! The True OG’s

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03 You would have to smoke over 800 joints to die from an over dose from marijuana. The Carbon monoxide would kill you, not the THC!

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04 The Dankest weed comes from the USA. Not all strains originate from the US but growers have mastered the art and put the US at #1. Afghanistan came in at #2.

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05 Marijuana was used as a Truth serum in World War II. It should have been used as a peace treaty.

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06 Over 800,000 stoners are arrested every year because of laws against MJ

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07 Uruguay was the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana in 2013

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08 The US Military invented a synthetic version of Marijuana called Dimethylheptylpyran. one small dose can have lasting effects over a 3 day period.

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09 Colorado is such a bad ass state, there are more MJ dispensaries than Starbucks. Three times as many to be exact.

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The facts are in, don’t believe us check them out for yourself and leave a comment below. Be sure to send us your stories, photos, videos and anything else you think the stoner community should know about.

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From all of us here at Stonerdays, we would like to take this time and say Thank You for all of the love and support that all of you have given us. To show you love, we would like to give all of our family the opportunity to get your name and face out among the StonerDays media pages. This is a great way to market all of your skills and show people what you’re about.

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Pot Use and Pregnancy

Pot Use and Pregnancy

By Paul Armentano

[Author’s note: This essay originally appeared in article form in the June 2007 issue of Heads Magazine. It has been updated for publication by NORML.]

Few issues concerning cannabis and health evoke more disparate opinions than the question of maternal pot use during pregnancy. It’s easy to see why. Logic presumes that if pre-natal exposure to intoxicants such as alcohol and tobacco poses proven health risks to the fetus, then exposure to pot would likely pose similar risks to a child’s health and development. Nevertheless, much of the science surrounding this issue says otherwise – though a definitive answer remains elusive.

Reasons for this are two-fold. One, it is virtually impossible for investigators to obtain permission to conduct any type of prospective clinical trial that knowingly exposes pregnant mothers – and their future offspring – to cannabis. Two, because women often face severe legal sanctions (such as the loss of child custody or incarceration) for admitting that they have smoked pot while pregnant, most mothers refuse to divulge such information – even to researchers conducting anonymous surveys years after the fact. Moreover, among the handful of surveys that have been conducted, several fail to adequately control for mothers’ use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs during the course of their pregnancy.

As a result, much of the published data assessing the extent of maternal pot use and its health implications remains limited to historical texts, studies from non-Western cultures (where the use of cannabis has gained greater social acceptability), and retrospective survey data.

POT FOR MORNING SICKNESS?

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Historic references regarding the use of therapeutic cannabis for a variety of female medical conditions, including difficult childbirth, date back to the 7th century BC. According to “Cannabis Treatments in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Historical Review” by Dr. Ethan Russo, various parts of the plant – including cannabis flowers and seeds – were used by Chinese and Persian societies to induce contractions, prevent miscarriages, and reduce incidences of post-partum hemorrhage. By the mid-19th century, the use of cannabis tinctures became prevalent in Western cultures to hasten pregnancy and reduce pre-partum nausea. The historical use of cannabis use for pregnancy-associated pain and other complications is also referenced in African, Indian, and Southeast Asian cultures.

More recent documentation of the therapeutic use of cannabis by mothers-to-be is less prevalent – no doubt because of pot’s outlaw status in most parts of the world. Nevertheless, some notable references stand out in the modern literature. Writing in the journal Pediatrics in 1994, Dr. Melanie Dreher and colleagues reported that the use of cannabis to treat nausea and increase appetite during pregnancy remains customary among women in southeast Jamaica. Though Dreher acknowledges that such use is discouraged at government-sponsored pre-natal clinics, she found that many women nonetheless consider ganja to hold therapeutic benefits to themselves and their unborn children.

More recently, Dr. Wei-Ni Lin Curry published a first-person account documenting her own use of therapeutic cannabis to alleviate symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), a potentially life-threatening condition characterized by severe nausea and vomiting, malnutrition, and weight loss during pregnancy. (While general nausea and vomiting, colloquially known as ‘morning sickness,’ is experienced by an estimate 70 to 80 percent of all expectant mothers, approximately 1 to 2 percent are struck with the persistent vomiting and wasting associated with HG.) Curry recounts:

“Within two weeks of my daughter’s conception, I became desperately nauseated and vomited throughout the day and night. … I vomited bile of every shade, and soon began retching up blood. … I felt so helpless and distraught that I went to the abortion clinic twice, but both times I left without going through the with procedure. … Finally I decide to try medical cannabis. … Just one to two little puffs at night, and if I needed in the morning, resulted in an entire day of wellness. I went from not eating, not drinking, not functioning, and continually vomiting and bleeding from two orifices to being completely cured. … Not only did the cannabis save my [life] during the duration of my hyperemesis, it saved the life of the child within my womb.”

Most recently, survey data collected by the directors of the Vancouver Island Compassion Society (The VICS) and the BC Compassion Club and published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice reported that cannabis is therapeutic in the treatment of both morning sickness and HG. Of the 84 women who responded to the anonymous questionnaire, 36 said that they had used cannabis intermittently during their pregnancy to treat symptoms of vomiting, nausea, and appetite loss. Of these, 92 percent said that cannabis was “extremely effective” or “effective” in combating their symptoms. Investigators noted that although most women chose to self-administer cannabis by smoking, many (31 percent) also reported consuming hempen edibles, and eight percent reported using cannabis-based oils or tinctures.

PRE-NATAL POT EXPOSURE AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

 

Though several retrospective, self-report surveys have been conducted regarding pre-natal exposure to cannabis, not all of these properly control for the use of alcohol or other substances. Among those that do, most report cannabis’ apparent impact on birth-weight and other adverse perinatal outcomes to be minimal. (Though adverse reproductive outcomes have been reported in rodents given synthetic THC, these results are typically only reported after the administration of extremely large doses of the drug at specific times during pregnancy. Therefore, these results likely have little relevance to humans.)

Writing in their 1997 book Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts: A Review of the Scientific Evidence (The Lindesmith Center), Drs. John P. Morgan and Lynn Zimmer assert, “Marijuana has no reliable impact on birth size, length of gestation … or the occurrence of physical abnormalities” among infants. Large-scale surveys appear to back up their conclusion.

A 2002 survey of 12,060 British women did not demonstrate significant differences in growth among newborns exposed to cannabis in utero versus those with no exposure, when controlling for co-founding factors such as the mothers’ age, pre-pregnancy weight, and the self-reported use of tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, and other illicit drugs. A 1999 survey of 12,885 Dutch mothers reported similar findings after controlling for maternal tobacco use. “The use of cannabis is not a major prognostic factor regarding the outcome of pregnancy,” the authors concluded. A 1997 Australian study of 32,483 mothers also reported, “There is inadequate evidence that cannabis, at the amount typically consumed by pregnant women, causes low birth weight.” Most recently, a large-scale case-control study published in the journal Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology determined that mothers who reported using cannabis during pregnancy suffered no increased risk of bearing children with acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer known to strike adolescents under age 15.

Arguably the study most often cited on the subject remains Dr. Dreher’s work from Jamaica, which examined the birth weights and early development of babies exposed to cannabis compared to non-exposed infants. (Mothers in the study reported that they occasionally mixed cannabis with tea as an alternative to smoking.) Her study reported no significant physical or psychological differences in newborns of heavy marijuana-using mothers at three days old, and found that exposed children performed better on a variety of physiological and autonomic tests than non-exposed children at 30 days. (This latter trend was suggested to have been a result of the socio-economic status of the mothers rather than a result of pre-natal pot exposure.)

By contrast, longitudinal data assessing the potential impact of pre-natal cannabis exposure on neurobehavioral and cognitive functioning is ambivalent. Two cohorts have examined this issue, both of which assessed the impact of heavy marijuana exposure on offspring outcome. Both studies remain ongoing.

The first cohort, known as the Maternal Health Practices and Child Development Study, examines the offspring of so-called “high-risk” mothers of low socio-economic status who reported using pot, alcohol, and other intoxicants. Investigators report an association between daily cannabis use in the first and third trimesters and adverse neurobehavioral and cognitive outcomes, such as lower verbal and reading scores and increased depression. However, due to the study’s methodological limitations, researchers cannot conclude whether these outcomes are due to cannabis exposure or other pre-natal or post-natal environmental factors.

The second cohort, known as the Ottawa Prenatal Prospective Study (OPPS) examines the outcomes of prenatal exposure to cannabis and tobacco smoking in a sample of low-risk, white, upper-class families in Ontario, Canada. So far, results of the study have been mixed – showing an association between maternal pot use and higher incidences of adolescent impulsivity, overall poor behavior, and decreased “executive function” (an integration of cognitive processes) at certain ages, but not at others. (By contrast, investigators have not noted any negative association between pre-natal pot exposure and IQ scores.) Recently, a comprehensive review of both studies published in the journal Neuroscience and Behavioral in 2005 concluded that if an association between pre-natal cannabis exposure and certain neurobehavioral and cognitive deficits exists, it is a “subtle” one and appears to be primarily associated with children exposed to heavy amounts of cannabis as well as alcohol and/or tobacco.

More recently, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine published findings in 2008 from a prospective study assessing the effects of prenatal marijuana exposure in 648 children in a low-income population at a six-year follow up. Researchers reported: “There was a significant nonlinear relationship between marijuana exposure and child intelligence. Heavy marijuana use (one or more cigarettes per day) during the first trimester was associated with lower verbal reasoning. … Heavy use during the second trimester predicted deficits in the composite, short-term memory, and quantitative scores. Third-trimester heavy use was negatively associated with the quantitatives core. … These findings are of concern, but they do not by themselves demonstrate causality.” Most recently in 2009 investigators at the University of Bristol in Great Britain assessed whether maternal use of tobacco, alcohol, or cannabis during pregnancy increased the risk of psychotic symptoms in their offspring. Researchers examined the drug use habits of the mothers of over 6,300 adolescents – approximately 12 percent of which exhibited some symptoms of psychosis.

Authors concluded: ʺFrequency of maternal tobacco use during pregnancy was associated with increased risk of suspect or definite psychotic symptoms (in offspring.) Maternal alcohol use shows a non-linear association with psychotic symptoms, with this effect almost exclusively in the offspring of women drinking >21 units (approximately a half-pint of beer or a glass of wine) weekly. Maternal cannabis was not associated with psychotic symptoms.ʺ

THE OCCASIONAL TOKE: SAFE FOR MOMS OR NOT?

Unfortunately, there is not a definitive answer to this question available at this time. Nevertheless, with a reported three percent of US women of reproductive age reporting that they occasionally use marijuana, it may be arguable that potential pre-natal and post-natal dangers posed by maternal pot use – particularly moderate use – are rather minimal, especially when compared to the in utero exposure of alcohol and tobacco. Ultimately however, any decision by the parent regarding the maternal use of cannabis should be made in consultation with a physician. In addition, any decision to potentially use cannabis carries with it serious potential legal ramifications, including temporary loss of child custody.

Finally, it should be noted that scientists today are just now beginning to understand the role of endocannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system in reproduction, including their role in pre-natal and post-natal development. Whether the future understanding of this system will shed additional light on the health implications of maternal pot smoking remains to be seen. Regardless, let’s hope that it is science — not rhetoric — that ultimately is the final arbiter in this decades-long debate.

REFERENCES

Ethan Russo. 2002. Cannabis Treatments in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Historical Review. Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics 2: 5-35.

http://www.cannabis-med.org/membersonly/mo.php?aid=2002-03-04&fid=2002-03-04-1&mode=a&sid= Dreher et al. 1994. Prenatal marijuana exposure and neonatal outcomes in Jamaica: An ethnographic study. Pediatrics 93: 254-260.

http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/hemp/medical/can-babies.htm Wei-Ni Lin Curry. 2002. Hyperemesis Gravidarum and clinical cannabis: To eat or not to eat? Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics 2: 63-83.

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1300/J175v02n03_05 Westfall et al. 2006. Survey of medicinal cannabis use among childbearing women: Patterns of its use in pregnancy and retroactive self-assessment of its efficacy against ‘morning sickness.’ Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 12: 27-33.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16401527 John P. Morgan and Lynn Zimmer. Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts: A Review of the Scientific Evidence. New York: The Lindesmith Center. 1997. Fergusson et al. 2002. Maternal use of cannabis and pregnancy outcome. BLOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 109: 21-27.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11843371 Balle et al. 1999. Cannabis and pregnancy. Ugeskr Laeger 161: 5024-5028.

http://www.biopsychiatry.com/canpreg.htm English et al. 1997. Maternal cannabis use and birth weight: a meta-analysis. Addiction 92: 1553-1560.

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/carfax/cadd/1997/00000092/00000011/art00015 Trivers et al. 2006. Parental marijuana use and risk of childhood acute myeloid leukaemia: a report from the Childrenʹs Cancer Group. Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 20: 110-118.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16466429 Richardson et al. 1995. Prenatal alcohol, marijuana and tobacco use: infant mental and motor development. Neurotoxicology and Teratology 17: 479-487.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7565494 Peter Fried. 1995. Prenatal exposure to marihuana and tobacco during infancy, early and middle childhood: effects and an attempt at synthesis. Archives of Toxicology Supplement 17: 233-260.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7786162

Article from: norml.org

Breathe, Push, Puff? Pot Use and Pregnancy: A Review of the Literature

Fox News Releases Poll That Supports Marijuana Legalization

Fox News Releases Poll That Supports Marijuana Legalization

Before you call me crazy, yes I am talking about the Fox News that we’re all familiar with. The one that refused to show support for marijuana… Up until now. With the public pressing for more marijuana information, the media giant Fox had no choice but to release something that they’re not too fond of; FACTS. But even Fox can’t argue with what the people are saying. And the people are saying that they want to see marijuana legalized.

In a poll that was recently done by Fox News, 51% of Americans want to see marijuana legalized like in Colorado, Washington, Alaska, etc. Since the internet provides such a great outlet to find information, people are beginning to see that marijuana is more than just some gateway drug that makes teens deflate like sad balloons.

Since 2001, the number of people that oppose marijuana legalization has dropped drastically. At the same time, the amount of people who support marijuana legalization has risen at the same rate. Back in 2001, only 26% of people supported legalization and even though the 51% is only a 1% jump from last year, the number is still climbing. Other polls have different results, however, as is to be expected of surveys like this. A similar poll done by CBS News found that there were 53% of Americans that supported marijuana legalization. In March, the General Social Survey released the information that 52% of Americans supported cannabis legalization. Numerous other polls had different results but the numbers usually rested around 51-54%.

Support of marijuana legalization should continue to grow over the next few years, even though some polls show that the numbers dropped over the last year. This is probably due mostly to scare tactics and the media focusing on the mostly negative news about marijuana. Although, as said above, the ability to connect to the internet gives people the ability to fact check for themselves. When they learn something new about marijuana, they can double check the information in a split second. With the help of the internet and the people who are working hard to get marijuana accepted, we can hope that the plant will be legalized soon.

Fox News Releases Poll That Supports Marijuana Legalization

Cannabis In The NFL

Cannabis In The NFL

Major league sports aren’t exempt from drug use. But most players involved in heavy contact sports such as football usually aren’t using marijuana. Instead, it is found that a lot of these players have issues with painkillers and prescribed drugs. Since they are always getting hit so hard, players need something to take that terrible edge off. After broken bones and concussions, the doctors really can’t give the players any other option. The players are taking matters in to their own hands in order to avoid the inevitable road to addiction that most of them end up suffering from. The players are turning to cannabis.

Even though the NFL drug tests the players and still considers marijuana to be illegal, more and more players are testing positive for the plant. Players that haven’t even gotten drafted yet are testing positive for cannabis and the NFL is at a loss. By preventing the players from using cannabis, they are hurting themselves by keeping talented athletes off of the field. In the 2015 draft, one player tested positive for cannabis in a drug test and another from a different state was charged with possession of marijuana. After these two incidents, an NFL general manager stated that there is probably a good 30% of players using marijuana even though they’re not supposed to.

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The NFL tests their players once a year, around April 20th go figure. So the players have a time frame in place to try and beat the drug test system. They have virtually all year to smoke and do whatever other substances they feel like ingesting. But marijuana is something that the players are using to cope with the stress of the career that they’ve chosen. Rather than take Percocet or Oxycontin, the players are beginning to take the medical effects of marijuana seriously.

Marijuana is questionable when it comes to sports. Some people believe that those players that smoke weed actually have an advantage over others. While simultaneously, there are others who claim that it’s a hinderance on performance. Whether it not it helps or halts the talent of a player, there’s no reason there should be such a hefty penalty for these players using cannabis. Even though it’s just a few games suspension, these players legitimately put their health on the line to amuse us. If they want to smoke, let them.

Cannabis In The NFL

Broken

Stoner Dictionary | Broken

Broken: adjective 1. a term used to describe an empty marijuana pipe. Fill it! 

Example: “Dude why is your pipe broken?”

Some might think you are referring too a broken piece of glass. But this term is used to describe an empty pipe that desperately needs to be filled. If you find yourself at a friends house and you see a “broken” pipe be sure to mention it, then followed by kindly filling it.

Budiquette

Stoner Dictionary | Budiquette

Budiquette: noun 1. a set of standards and codes of polite behavior practiced within the marijuana social community

Example: “He has no budiquette, he completely skipped me in the rotation.”

So you think you know your stuff? Think you’re ready to finally take your cool bong out of your mom’s basement and fraternize with the rest of us? Well make sure you’re up on your budiquette. Used among many circles, budiquette simply refers to marijuana etiquette. Simple, yet important things one should remember when entering the cannabis circle. Here are some lessons in budiquette:

1. When smoking from a shared joint, do not put the joint directly into your mouth causing it to get soaking wet. Everyone is trying to get high, not taste what you had for lunch.

2. In the event that you invite people to your dojo to smoke, try to have some snacks on hand. When the munchies monster rears his hungry head, it’s always good to have some chips. Don’t be stingy, sharing is caring!

3. Never insult someone else’s weed, “This stuff sucks! Dude, you call this Kush?” If you don’t like it, simply don’t smoke it.

4. Puff, puff, pass (enough said).

5. Don’t babysit. It is easy to get caught up in spinning those long yarns about the meaning of life or the newest episode of South Park while passin’ a joint in your smoking circle, but remember, you can puff, puff, pass and tell your story at the same time. 

6. Marijuana is about sharing, caring, and healing. If you’re with a group and light up a bowl, it’s not always about getting super blitzed. It’s about good will towards man, so sacrifice a little and share the love.

7. Don’t mess up the rotation. Rotation is key! When you are apart of a sacred smoking circle, make sure no one is skipped and keep the herb moving in the same direction. If the person next to you is not in reaching distance, don’t be lazy, get up and pass it over because chances are, you’ll be in that person’s shoes one day. Pay it forward!

8. In the event of a foreign environment, always ask the host’s permission to light up. It’s common courtesy. Not everyone smokes weed and even some that do, don’t want it or can’t have it smoked in their home.

9. Match bowls. If someone is kind enough to pack you a bowl and you have some chronic in your pocket, share the wealth and offer to pack the next round.

10. Often times, when passing a pipe or a bong, a lighter is passed with it. Don’t be a lighter thief! Though it usually happens unintentionally, next time you are about to pocket a lighter, double check and make sure it’s yours and not Greg’s orange one.

11. If you are sick but still want to partake in the smoke session, sterilize the mouthpiece of the pipe or bong by burning it with the lighter before you pass it on. If what you are passing is not burnable, then warn the group that you are sick and if they love you so much that they don’t care, then smoke on!

12. Greens for all! When lighting up a bowl, don’t torch the whole thing. Try to spark the edges so everyone can get a taste of greens.

13. If you’re hitting a piece and it’s cashed or clogged, don’t pass it on, either pack it or poke it.

14. As Obama would say: always inhale.

 Many groups have several inside jokes, personal rules and standards. Either way, just be considerate when sharing that kind herb.These are just a few budiquette dos and don’ts to keep in mind the next time you’re blowing smoke with the homies.

Ash-Catcher

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Ash-Catcher: noun 1. an elongated bowl piece containing water and attached to a water pipe

Example: “Check out this trippy ash-catcher I just got for my bong!”

One of the many clever stoner inventions, an ash-catcher is more of a luxury item than a necessity. While the water within the bong itself filters out most of the carcinogens, sometimes ash and debris get pulled into the water. One of the most irritating tasks is cleaning your precious bong. Though it has to be done, it is not a fun activity to perform, especially when all you want to do is smoke out of it. The ash-catcher adds an additional filtration, literally catching the ashes as they get pulled through the bowl piece. With less ash and chunks in your bong, less cleaning your bong!

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Amber Glass

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Amber Glass: noun 1. an extremely potent type of marijuana concentrate; a butane honey oil (BHO) extract

Example: “The amber glass I got at the clinic gave me serious couch-lock.”

Amber glass is a form of cannabis concentrate, often found at medical marijuana dispensaries. Because of the knowledge, work and danger involved in making this extract, it is not something that you would pick up at your every day dealer’s house. Butane honey oil describes the method used to extract the trichomes from the cannabis plant and is the most popular method used. Amber glass, as well as waxes, goos, and full melts, are made by passing pure butane over dry buds and leaves. The plant matter must be as dry as possible. In addition to dry cannabis and butane, a stainless steel or glass extraction tube, a cooking pan and a rectangular Pyrex baking dish are suggested materials for use as well. What differentiates amber glass from the other forms of butane honey oil is the texture and purity. At room temperature, concentrate that still contain some of the plant matter will be gooey like earwax. The purest extraction will be hard like glass with an amber tint and is sometimes frozen or refrigerated to retain this texture. Oftentimes, growers will make concentrates from the leaf trimmings. Though the leaves contain less THC, if you have a large quantity of trimmings from a highly potent plant, which growers normally do, you can still make a very potent concentrate without the use of buds.

Other methods of extraction include: water and ice, solvents (acetone, alcohol based), dry ice (shiva crystals) and CO2.

Amber glass and other BHO products are somewhat controversial in the medical marijuana world. While many dispensaries carry them because of their potency and demand, some do not by choice because it is in a bit of a legal gray area as far as medical marijuana laws are concerned. Also, the butane and solvent methods use an inorganic method of extraction which is not popular amongst the purests out there who would prefer water, ice or CO2 extractions. For those who are interested in executing this method, it is crucial that you are trained and taught (and by taught, I don’t mean by Youtube tutorials) by someone experienced, as butane is extremely flammable and dangerous if not done properly. When I managed my first dispensary, one of my concentrate vendors had a third degree burn scar that started at his legs and went up the side of his body, arm, neck and face from a BHO accident. Though he learned form his mistakes and willingly jumped right back up on that horse, understand that this method is not to be taken lightly. For those who just want to smoke it, this is high grade stuff with a THC percentage of anywhere from 62% to 74%. The kind green flowers you are so accustomed to smoking generally have a THC content of 15% to 25% and that is enough to get you blitzed. Imagine smoking something so pure that it is more than double the THC of what you’re used to. I get high just thinking about it. It is also not something that can be smoked out of good ol’ Bong Marley or Wesley Pipes, there are specific apparatuses used for smoking it or you can put it on top of a regular green bowl, but be careful because once it is lit it instantly turns to liquid. Amber glass, as well as other concentrates (i.e. earwax, goo, full melt, etc.), are not for novices. For those suffering from extreme pain, these concentrates are often the only medication strong enough to offer patients relief. For those experienced smokers who just enjoy being ripped out of their gourd, give amber glass a whirl!

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4/20

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Stoner Dictionary | 420

4/20 (20-Apr)date 1. the best day of the year

Origin: San Rafael

Example: “High! Happy 4/20!”

420 or April 20th is the biggest day of the year for marijuana consumers.

Every year on this cannabis cultural holiday, smokers everywhere unite to celebrate the life of the greenest plant on Earth.

420 Protest, smoke-ins, conferences, and smoke-outs take place on this spring day. The One Million Marijuana March encourages all stoners to march and smoke. Most of these demonstrations are allowed to take place without significant police intrusion and violence is rarely a problem. This Independence Day for pot heads may leave city parks and college campuses filled with clouds of exhaled enchantment, but it also gives prohibition a warning of what’s to come. So mark your calendar and rest up for the next 420, no doubt this one will be dankier than the last.

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Choosing Your Strain

Choosing Your Strain

Choosing Your Stain Having a hard time picking what stain of cannabis you would like to grow and why. In this video you learn how to choose the best marijuana strain that is appropriate for your climate. You will learn about the two different types of marijuana strain and their growing requirements. This video will answer those important questions you need to be able to choose the best type of weed for you.

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Choosing Your Strain

How To Make A Light Bulb Vaporizer

Stoner Days How To Make A Light Bulb Vaporizer

How to make a light bulb vaporizer is not as hard as it sounds. Although it will require some time and patience the payoff is a free vaporizer. So let Master Bong show you how to create a stoner’s master piece. Check out How To roll a cross joint.

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How To Grow With Hydroponics

How To Grow With Hydroponics

Growing hydroponics marijuana takes a seed that has been germinated and spouted a root or a plant cutting is placed in a hydroponic garden and supplied with nutrients and light. After this the plant develops a root system and leaves. Enjoy this video on How To Grow With Hydroponics!

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Marijuana Flavored Pig Meat

Marijuana Flavored Pig Meat

There’s a new craze in Seattle Washington, Marijuana Flavored Pig Meat. A local butcher has started selling marijuana feed pig meat to his customers. Consumers report that the flavor of the marijuana flavored pig meat  is ‘savory’. Pot is becoming more and more popular in the food industry, so stoners get ready to experience a new side of marijuana. Hope you enjoy the this stoner video. Stay Blazed!

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Five Things That The Drug War Has Accomplished

Five Things That The Drug War Has Accomplished

Ronald Reagan was so proud of himself for starting the war on drugs. It’s almost painful to watch older footage and watch his face as he talks about how he’s going to stomp out drugs and keep the American people safe. Unfortunately for him, the war has only hindered the inevitable explosion of support for the freedom to ingest substances. The drug war hasn’t helped to keep drugs out of our society. Instead, the support for substances like marijuana is at an all time high… No pun intended. The war on substances has done many negative things for the American people, contrary to Reagan’s original nonsense idea that the war on part of the people’s freedom would be a successful venture.

1. By keeping the black market alive and well fed, the drug war has created deep roots, especially in the communities closer to Mexico that are heavily involved in gang activity. 60% of drug cartel profits come from marijuana itself. If the supply of black market marijuana were to vanish, cartels would lose more than half of their profits to a legal, taxable business. Not to mention cutting down on gang related crime in those same areas.

2. While the cops are out trying to bust some teenager for having a gram of weed, there are real criminals escaping the eye of the law. Recently, there has been an explosion of heroin use among general population. But the police don’t seem to be dealing with it and are paying more attention to nonviolent pot smokers.

3. In the olden days, there were no cops driving around in armor plated tanks. There were no heartbeat skips when a police car cruised by. It used to be that the police were there to protect the people when they were needed. Now, the police are put in place to scare people in to complying with laws. Since the start of the drug war, police no longer feel compelled to act like citizens. They are now above the law, breaking in to houses, harassing people, and shooting innocent people who simply want to light a plant on fire and inhale the smoke.

4. These days, if you get caught with marijuana, the government doesn’t want you to get away with it. Instead of letting you go with a warning, lawyers would rather lock you up. Why? Privatized prisons rake in money from prisoners. By putting small time criminals in jail, the government and the state make money for that person being there. Do they care that you have no foundation when you get out? Do they care that you might be homeless and without any way to make money? No because you’re no longer a dollar sign.

5. One of the biggest effects of the drug war is that people no longer respect the people who enforce the laws or make the laws. Most people will obey laws that are put in to place without question, as long as the law makes sense to them. While marijuana support snowballs and continues to reach new minds, the government will no longer be able to uphold the illusion that the plant is bad. If people refuse to believe that marijuana is bad, it will no longer hold that negative stigma.

Five Things That The Drug War Has Accomplished

San Diego first legal marijuana dispensary

San Diego first legal marijuana dispensary

SAN DIEGO — An appeal of a conditional use permit granted to a San Diego State University business professor to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in Otay Mesa was unanimously denied by the city’s Planning Commission today.

In October, a city hearing officer granted a conditional use permit to David Blair to open A Green Alternative in a 1,400-square-foot space in a strip mall at 2335 Roll Drive, near the Brown Field airport. It was the first permit for a legal dispensary to be granted by the city.

The hearing officer’s ruling was appealed by Barbara Gordon, a North County drug prevention specialist.

Blair applied for the permit under rules established by the City Council earlier this year. The regulations require prospective dispensary owners to go through a lengthy permit application process, and also specify zoning and distances to keep the operations away from residences, schools, churches and the like.

In the case of A Green Alternative, the neighborhood is zoned “heavy commercial” and includes a fast-food restaurant, a filling station and a warehouse.

Commissioner Susan Peerson said A Green Alternative “meets and exceeds” the requirements of the permit.

Blair and his representatives told the commissioners that they have hired a security firm to provide guards at all times for the facility. They also said the nearest neighborhood is 4.9 miles away and the nearest residence, which is just under 2 miles away, is a prison.

“We know right from wrong, we know what the ordinance says,” Blair said. “The reason that we floated to the first position (among permit applicants) is because every time the city requested something of us, we doubled it.”

Opponents of the dispensary contended that “heavy commercial” doesn’t adequately describe the area because the businesses are patronized by families with children.

When A Green Alternatives does open, it will be the first legal medical marijuana dispensary in San Diego and the second in the county. One opened on unincorporated land near El Cajon in July.

The rules set by the City Council will allow up to four legal marijuana dispensaries per council district within city limits.

A couple of other dispensaries have been approved by the hearing officer. City planning staff is still processing other permit applications.

Police and code enforcement officers have worked with the City Attorney’s Office to get court orders to shut down numerous pot shops operating illegally.

Article from: fox5sandiego.com

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Four American Dad Stoner Moments

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Four American Dad Stoner Moments

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Marijuana has long been snuck into cartoons and movies as hidden references, but the cast of American Dad has some of my favorite and most blatant stoner references this side of Langley Falls. Since the cartoon has the same type of humor as Family Guy and South Park, there is no holding back when it comes to illicit references. The entire cast of American Dad (including CIA father, Stan Smith) has indulged in the Devil’s Lettuce… Some on more than one occasion!

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Stan, the always-against-everything-illegal guy, finds out that his daughters boyfriend Jeff has an outstanding warrant for pot smuggling in Florida and decides to trick him back into the sunshine state so he can be rid of him for good. After a string of leprechaun and Dog the Bounty hunter type hijinks, Stan finds himself tied up in Jeff’s dad’s barn that just so happens to be full of “the kind”, as Roger so eloquently put it. After starting a fire in the barn, they become incredibly high and get lost in a convenient store looking at snacks and cat food. Classic stoner move.

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Francine and Jeff
Jeff moves into the Smith home and is told that he can no longer smoke weed which he initially agrees to, but we soon find out that he will chronically masturbate without it. Francine catches Jeff multiple times everywhere from the bathroom to the pantry before she decides she has had enough and agrees to allow Jeff to smoke. We are treated to a final scene with Francine sporting the hair style from there’s something about Mary in a smokey room while she downs a full 2 liter of orange soda, much to Jeff’s surprise.

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Stan and Francine put out a fifty thousand dollar reward to anyone that can stop Jeff and Hayley’s wedding so, of course, Roger decides that he wants the money for himself. Roger decides that to catch a stoner, you have to be stoned. He gets super high while Clause watches in horror. Once the high takes hold of Roger, we are treated to a MGMT fueled trip through time and space on a skateboard that ends right at Jeff and Hayley’s feet. Annoying noises and hilarity ensues (if you are also high, that is).

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This episode focuses on Francine’s high school reunion and Stan’s shame of his own prom. Stan is obsessed with dancing with the prom queen. However, there is a small back story of Hayley and Jeff about to eat pot brownies when Clause accidentally eats one without realizing. Any episode with Clause being out of his mind is a favorite of mine, especially when he feels threatened by the little scuba diver in his bowl and tries to flush himself down the toilet like so many peoples’ stashes before him.

Ten Illnesses That Marijuana Helps

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Marijuana has been proven to help patients with certain illnesses, including the most severe like cancer. Big Pharma is notorious for giving people prescriptions to drugs that aren’t actually helping. Who wants to take a pill to treat depression where the side effects include increased risk of suicide? While doctors and drug makers stock their pockets with green, a different shade of the color is beginning to take the medical community by storm.

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1. Depression
There are many Americans (and others worldwide) that suffer from the cold draw of depression. With a bleak outlook on life, these patients have trouble even getting out of bed in the morning. While some people will argue hand over fist that marijuana increases depression, those that have switched from Zoloft to Mary Jane know that the plant makes life seem much more bright.

2. Nausea
Feeling like you’re going to vomit? Most chemo patients have severe problems with nausea, making it hard for them to maintain a healthy weight while enduring the harsh radiation treatments. Other people deal with bad nausea as well, including people who simply come down with the flu. While doctors will prescribe hard drugs like Anzamet (which lead users to terrible nightmares and side effects similar to Parkinson’s), marijuana is a miracle plant when treating nausea. One bong hit and your stomach never felt better.

3. Glaucoma
When the watery surface of the human eye deteriorates, doctors are quick to prescribe topical eye ointments/drops to their patients. The drawbacks of these medicines? Constant blurry vision is one, which would make driving or functioning in public extremely difficult, not to mention a permanent eye color change, transforming the iris from whatever color it currently is to brown. Studies dating back to the 70s show that marijuana is extremely effective at treating intraocular pressure in people suffering with glaucoma.

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4. Insomnia
If you mention to your doc that you’re having trouble sleeping, expect that they’re giving you something heavy like Benzos, tranquilizers, and sedatives. While these pills may help you sleep, the chance that you develop a dependency in high, no pun intended. Marijuana has been lulling people in to a healthy sleep since before most people knew what insomnia was.

5. Asthma
Bronchial spasms plague a good deal of people world wide. Having trouble breathing can be a terrifying experience and most people who suffer from asthma carry an inhaler with them at all times. Most doctors will prescribe Salbutamol for such an affliction. Side effects Potentially death if used wrong, not to mention extreme anxiety and tremors. So you’ll be able to breathe if you can get past your fear of everything around you and the fact that your hands no longer stay still. Marijuana actually opens the airways in your lungs and doesn’t have such a high mortality rate.

6. Cardiovascular Issues
High cholesterol becomes more of a common issue every day. Doctors tend to prescribe statins for these disorders and sometimes recommend Aspirin for it’s anti-clotting properties. But while pregnant women can’t ingest statins and Aspirin can cause bleeding in the stomach, these methods aren’t exactly perfect. Studies done on mice, however, show that marijuana reverses artery clogging and can even protect the heart from heart attacks in the future.

The highly-rated strain of medical marijuana 'Blue Dream' is displayed among others in glass jars at Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market at the West Coast Collective medical marijuana dispensary, on the fourth of July, or Independence Day, in Los Angeles, California on July 4, 2014 where organizer's of the 3-day event plan to showcase high quality cannabis from growers and vendors throughout the state. A vendor is seen here responding to questions and offering a whiff of the strain 'Skyjack'.  AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
The highly-rated strain of medical marijuana ‘Blue Dream’ is displayed among others in glass jars at Los Angeles’ first-ever cannabis farmer’s market at the West Coast Collective medical marijuana dispensary, on the fourth of July, or Independence Day, in Los Angeles, California on July 4, 2014 where organizer’s of the 3-day event plan to showcase high quality cannabis from growers and vendors throughout the state. A vendor is seen here responding to questions and offering a whiff of the strain ‘Skyjack’. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

7. PTSD
Post traumatic stress disorder is something that more and more people seem to be diagnosed with. Considering how traumatic the world is getting, this makes sense. But with the doctors sticking to prescribing debilitating anti-depressants to treat this disorder, many people are suffering even more. Side effects stemming from these medicines include sexual problems, worsening depression, and dependency. The cannabis plant work to regulate the memories that trigger PTSD and the sativa strains that are available induce euphoria, making the user forget (even temporarily) what is causing their PTSD.

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8. Alzheimer’s Disease
This degenerative disorder is not only painful for the person who has it but for those around them. There are no well known treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease. With only four drugs known to slow the progression of the disease, the treatments’ effectiveness isn’t well measured. Not to mention the drugs used can cause anorexia and a slower heart rate, leading to other problems. Those patients with Alzheimer’s that have used marijuana are shown to have reduced inflammation in the brain tissue. Add in the fact that marijuana also prevents cell death by anti-oxidation and you have a far better medicine for this terrible affliction.

9. Cancer
Most people will argue until they’re blue in the face that chemotherapy is the only treatment for cancer. But with a high relapse rate, the radiation treatment leaves more families without one of their members more often than not. Those who go through chemo will lose their ability to eat and sleep, plus they will lose their hair and quite possibly their will to eve live anymore. There are many reports of people using cannabis oil to treat their cancer as compared to chemo, with far more positive results from the plant than the radiation treatment. Not only do some people believe that marijuana can actually cure cancer, the plant also helps those undergoing chemo to eat, sleep, and function more normally.

10. Chronic Pain
Whether you’re suffering from an accident that happened years ago (or recently) or you happen to get serious migraines, chances are the doctor will hand you a bottle of opiates, tell you to take two, and call him in the morning. What presents a problem with this is that for one, opiates don’t always work for people and can cause bad nausea and sickness in some. Oh and don’t forget the unbelievable amount of overdoses and addiction to opiates that the US is dealing with. More people die from opiate overdoses these days than traffic accidents. Guess how many people have died from marijuana? Still zero. And taking a bong hit will help any headache without the risk of becoming heavily addicted.

Five Reasons Smoking Marijuana Is Better Than Drinking

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Five Reasons Smoking Marijuana Is Better Than Drinking

It’s Friday night stoners. You’re smoking marijuana in the process of making plans with your friends. Some of them want to head to the bar and drink until whenever the bars close. But on the other hand, your other buddies are planning on getting together and smoking blunt after blunt while pigging out on pizza and popcorn. What group of friends are you going to hang with? The potheads or the drinkers? Here’s five decently good reasons as to why you should choose the potheads. (Note; you’re obviously free to do what you want. We are in no way shaming people who like to drink and have a good time. But, let’s face it, marijuana is safer than alcohol and we want our readers to be safe!)

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1. If you choose to drink, there is a chance that you may end up passed out somewhere unpleasant. And by that, I don’t mean in an uncomfortable position in your buddies arm chair. I mean hugging the toilet/on the ground in an alley/random person’s car unpleasant. Even if you make it to your own bed, you still risk the chance of waking up in a puddle of whatever you ate before you started drinking… Or realizing that you karate chopped your air conditioner out of your second story window.

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2. Hanging out with potheads tends to be a much less dangerous venture. Drunk people can get extremely rowdy and that can cause a spike in testosterone (or estrogen, depending on your gender). Recently, in a club in New England, a fight broke out at a popular club and when the police arrived to break it up, they found three people with stab wounds, one of which ended up dying. The club was so busy that the assailant still hasn’t been found. Chances are slim that your baked friends will try to stab you or anyone else and will instead focus on debating the best way to smoke weed for four hours while watching cartoons.

3. The term “weed hangover” mostly pertains to the feeling of still being high one gets when waking up after a night of heavy smoking. There is no headache or gross feeling in your stomach. Instead, you wake up groggy and find it hard to roll out of bed to get a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Alcohol not only dehydrates your body, but you get immediate withdrawal symptoms (the dreaded hangover). Some people who drink even start to get these withdrawals within minutes of their last drink.

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4. Going to a bar almost guarantees that your wallet will be empty when you wake up. Not only are drinks extremely expensive but you have to tip the bartender or server that’s taking care of you. And if you don’t tip these people, you absolutely should not be drinking at the bar. You don’t have to tip the weedman, unless you feel like giving him a pack of stickers from your favorite 420 friendly company.

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5. If you’ve ever had one too many drinks in your life, you know how possible it is to wake up in bed with someone that you may not find as attractive as the night before. Drunk goggles get people in to a lot of uncomfortable situations. Maybe you hook up with someone you don’t find attractive, your ex, or your best friend’s significant other. Alcohol makes people make some questionable choices. But smoking a few blunts probably won’t bring you down this path and you’ll most likely end up cuddling a pillow (or, you know, your boy/girlfriend) instead of someone (or something) that you shouldn’t be.

Obama And Cannabis

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Obama And Cannabis

With the recent 2015 State of the Union speech, people are wondering why there was absolutely no mention of the most popular plant in the news today. While marijuana has been proven to not only be a benefit in a medical sense but also in an industrial one, the President didn’t even mention marijuana once in his speech, leading many marijuana supporters to be disappointed. The speech contained many topics that could benefit from marijuana, much like the following quotes.

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“That’s what middle-class economics is – the idea that this country does best when everyone gets their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules. We don’t just want everyone to share in America’s success – we want everyone to contribute to our success.”

Marijuana is legal in a number of states and medical in many more but the White House has repeatedly tried to stop the growth of this new industry. If everyone is to get their fair share, why not allow those in the cannabis industry to contribute as well? Provided they follow specific rules and guidelines, they should be just as well respected as other industries.

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“So no one knows for certain which industries will generate jobs in the future.”

Many people are aware of the fact that legalizing marijuana would create hundreds if not thousands of jobs for people. From growers to trimmers to dispensary workers, marijuana would not only rake in revenue but prove people with employment in good environments. In a recent estimate, the marijuana industry was expected to add 200,000+ jobs to the workforce in 2015. And as marijuana expands and begins to grow as a business, there are surely only more jobs to be created.

“When what you’re doing doesn’t work for fifty years, it’s time to try something new.”

This part of the speech was enraging to activists of marijuana everywhere. For the last fifty years, the government has worked their asses off to prevent people from ingesting a harmless plant. They’ve spent millions of dollars on propaganda, most of it nonsense, along with “educational programs” designed to teach kids about the dangers of the plant, not to mention the people that are serving jail time. Marijuana prohibition has done nothing but hurt this country and for Obama not to mention it during this part of the speech is astounding and shocking.

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“As Americans, we have a profound commitment to justice.”
There are thousands of people that are in jail or have a record because of a nonviolent marijuana related offense. From possession of less than a gram to cultivation of hundreds of plants, people get put behind bars for simply investing their time and efforts in to a plant. Take for example Jeff Mizanskey. Up until recently, Jeff was serving a life sentence in the state of Missouri. Not too long ago, Jeff was finally released after a 20+ year imprisonment for a nonviolent marijuana crime. Additionally, African American are almost four times as likely to be arrested for marijuana offenses as compared to white people, even though the consumption rates are basically the same. Justice? I think not.

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Stoner Problems

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Stoner Problems

“Bitch! You know what I want! I wanna talk to Samson! Fly me to the moon like that bitch Alice Kramden! ‘Cause it’s hard being black and gifted! Sometimes I wanna throw it all down and get lifted”!

Smoking marijuana is fun and it can relieve stress but sometimes as stoners we come across some… Stoner Problems. What are these “stoner problems” you may ask,  here’s our list of problem’s that all of us stoners have dealt with.

1. Trying to smoke outside when it’s windy.

2. Having the munchies. Nothing in the fridge.

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3. Your only lighter runs out of fluid.

4. Jobs that drug test.

5. You start panicking because you had something to do in an hour and got carried away smoking… it’s only been 5 minutes.

6. Every destination is 10 times further than it is when you’re sober.

7. You set the fire alarm off in your work bathroom and have 2 minutes to make it stop before the entire building goes off… you’re stoned as fuck.

8. When somebody fucks up the rotation and you get skipped.

9. Your bank account hits single digits.

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10. Trying to save money by buying larger amounts of weed, realize you end up smoking more of it.

11. Scraping out your pieces for resin because you ran out of weed.

12. Restaurants that don’t deliver.

13. Spilling bong water on your couch/carpet/clothes.

14. Dealers that don’t sell dub sacks.

15. When someone slobbers all over the end of the blunt.

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16. Waiting an hour before an edible kicks in.

17. Every car is a cop car.

18. Roommates that don’t have any weed but insist on smoking your weed.

19. Your dealer gets arrested.

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20. Trying to pack a piece or roll a joint in a car at night using the ceiling lights inside… not suspicious at all.

21. Smoking people out who never return the favor.

22. Your girlfriend doesn’t know you smoke.

23. Red Eyes. No Clear Eyes.

24. Driving all the way to your favorite fast food joint and realizing their closed.

25. Your parents are always home.

26. Burping up smoke.

27. Not having air freshener, body spray, or any other way to hide the fact that you wreak of weed.

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28. How much weed it takes to make decent edibles.

29. Getting ash in your mouth.

30. Trying to smoke and drive at the same time.

31. The slide on the bong breaks, you’re too lazy to buy another one.

32. When your parents ask if you’ve been smoking weed.

33. Not knowing how to make any friends any other way than by asking them if they smoke weed.

34. When you’re talking to someone high and you can’t speak right.

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35. Forgetting someones name five seconds after meeting them.

Stoner Problems

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Cooking with Aunt Sandy

Cooking with Aunt Sandy

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Grassy-flavored pot brownies are a thing of the past, now that 10x Cannabutter has come into play. Sandy Moriarty is the Author of the newly published cook book, “Aunt Sandy’s Medical Marijuana Cookbook”, which puts a whole new spin on cooking with cannabis.

Moriarty’s book visually demonstrates the “secret” process for creating her magical 10x Cannabutter, which replaces the bitter “grass flavor” with a tasty, nutty butter flavor. The smokin’ hot cook book includes 49 easy-to-prepare, delicious dishes that range from her signature dessert, “Blue Sky Lemon Bars”, to her “Dizzy Bird Turkey with Stuffing” – a perfect dish for festive holiday dinners.

But what’s most intriguing about this soon-to-be-trend-setting book is the potential impact it may have on the legalization of medical marijuana, giving a homier perspective to the controversial topic. Could this magical herb become a welcomed addition to the standard spice rack?

If you have a chance to try out “Aunt Sandy’s Medical Marijuana Cookbook”, make sure to follow the recipes closely. You wouldn’t want your peanut butter blunt cake (*cough* sorry… I mean bunt cake) to come out half baked. We’ve included a copy of Sandy Moriarty’s recipe for 10x Cannabutter recipe below. Enjoy…

What you’ll need:
– 1 lb. Grade AA butter
– 4 oz. green leaf cannabis trimmings
– Water
– 1 large stockpot

Instructions:
1. Place all the ingredients into the pot and fill with water. Place on the stove and bring to a boil; the boiling temperature should be 212-degrees.

2. Boil the mixture for 3 to 4 hours. At this point, the trichomes will melt off the leaf material and cling to the lipids in the butter. Cook this mixture until the liquid is evaporated. The cooked down cannabis leaves should resemble spinach, while the butter is a beautiful amber color with a nutty-taste. There should be no excess liquid.

4. Now, separate the mixture by pouring it through a strainer over another pot. The “spinach” mixture should collect in the strainer while the amber liquid drains into the pot. Press the green leaves until all the moisture has been drained. Next, put the leaf mixture into cheesecloth and wring it out over the pot of liquid.

5. Refrigerate the amber liquid overnight. The butter will rise to the top and become firm again. Scoop the butter from the top, and voila! Your Cannabutter is ready to use in any of your favorite recipes as a butter or oil substitute. Keep the remaining amber liquid to cook with, as it will contain residual THC. Use it in sauces or to boil noodles – the sky’s the limit.

Article from: foodiegossip.blogspot.com

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Congress Denise Medical Marijuana to Veterans

Congress Denise Medical Marijuana to Veterans

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Congress simply refuses to give in on the issue of allowing American veterans safe access to medical marijuana.

Earlier this week, the House of Representatives gathered on Capitol Hill to hash out the details of an amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill, which would have allowed physicians working with the Veterans Administration to recommend medical marijuana to their patients.

Unfortunately, while most Democrats stood in support of the proposal, aimed at preventing VA funds from being used to support a prohibitionary stance, the opposing forces of the Republican majority were enough to ensure the amendment had no chance of making it out alive. The measure failed in a vote of 213-210.

Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, the lawmaker who introduced the amendment, said he was disheartened by the congressional decision. Although the measure would have allowed VA physicians to discuss marijuana as a potential treatment option, he explained, it would not have given them the authority to write prescriptions for the herb. The goal of the amendment was to simply allow veterans and the doctors overseeing their care to work together in determining whether medical marijuana could be used as an alternative to prescription medication.

Although 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana programs, veterans living in those areas are restricted from participating because federal law prevents physicians working at the VA from even discussing the possibility of cannabis as a treatment option, much less offer a recommendation. A favorable congressional vote, however, would have at least opened up the issue for debate, benefiting  thousands of veterans.

The latest statistics from the Veterans Administration find that 30 percent of the men and women who served in Afghanistan and Iraq suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and severe depression—two common afflictions for which medical marijuana has been found to effectively alleviate symptoms.

Yet, the Republicans who opposed Blumenauer’s amendment argued that there is not enough evidence to suggest that marijuana has any medicinal benefit at all.

Optimistically speaking, marijuana advocates believe that since the amendment failed by such a narrow vote, there is a distinct possibility it could pass if it reaches the House again next year.

“While it’s disappointing that the House just voted to continue a senseless rule that prevents doctors from treating military veterans with a medicine proven to work for a number of serious conditions, the fact that we came so close is a good sign of things to come,” Tom Angell, chairman of Marijuana Majority, said in a statement.

Article from; www.hightimes.com

Congress Denise Medical Marijuana to Veterans

Keep Weed Away From Kids

Higher Taxes & Caution in Marketing Can Keep Weed Away From Kids

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Even though several US states have voted to legalize marijuana, it’s still not clear how best to regulate it. But there are steps that legislators can take to prevent the newly legal drug from falling into the hands of minors, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. A new report in the medical journal Pediatrics outlines four tested tactics for proposed regulation.

Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, DC have passed laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, and the use of medical marijuana is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia. While 14 US states have decriminalization laws in place, which reduce the severity of sentencing for marijuana-related crimes, the report’s authors argue that legalization and regulation, not decriminalization, will ultimately lead to the safest use and distribution of marijuana.

The relative novelty of legalized weed creates an opportunity for regulators to choose how best to approach marijuana, says Brendan Saloner, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School. “There’s a window of opportunity here. The window doesn’t fully close, but the reality is there’s a much greater momentum to try to think about smart regulatory approaches early on,” Saloner said. “Our message is that state legislatures can seize this opportunity now while the issue is still fresh in the agenda.”

REGULATION OVER DECRIMINALIZATION

The report suggests states can apply four strategies to limit the ways in which legal marijuana can enter the illegal market and reach kids: increase taxes on the drug, regulate retail stores where marijuana is sold, regulate packaging, and limit the use of marketing. For the most effective regulation, Saloner says these tactics should be used in tandem, rather than selectively.

Saloner says the existing regulations surrounding alcohol and tobacco provide a useful context for marijuana. “There’s a precedent in alcohol and tobacco regulation,” Saloner said. “Price is a big factor in initiation and use of both cigarettes and alcohol among underage youth.” And because it’s nearly impossible to prevent legal marijuana from entering the black market, higher taxes on legal weed will in turn increase the price of illegal weed.

The report also calls for strict monitoring of the marijuana supply chain, which includes the development of licensing policies that can be applied to all “actors” in the chain. The authors argue that states should strongly enforce existing laws penalizing dispensaries from selling marijuana to minors. These dispensaries should also be prevented from opening near institutions where children are often present, like schools and playgrounds.

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Edibles are more of a concern to the authors than weed that’s meant to be smoked. In part, that’s because edibles are often sweets like candies and brownies — sweets that appeal to children and can easily be mistaken for being drug-free. Edibles are also more likely to contain higher doses of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s effects. The authors of the report suggest manufacturers use child-resistant seals and refrain from using packaging that will appeal to children, so that kids don’t accidentally eat marijuana-laced baked goods.

Just as tobacco companies are banned from television markets in the US, the marketing of marijuana can also be limited. For example, marketers can avoid broadcasting during children’s television shows or on social media. Although online advertising is not regulated, some companies, like Google, already voluntarily refuse to host marijuana advertisements.

One potential roadblock in making sure legal weed only reaches the intended customer is home cultivation. Because home cultivation is currently allowed in every state that has legalized recreational marijuana (excluding Washington), regulating these jurisdictions becomes more difficult. “It’s an area where there’s going to have to be a little bit of learning going on to strike an appropriate balance between people’s civil liberties and trying to think a little bit more about how to protect children,” Saloner said.

“IT’S AN AREA WHERE THERE’S GOING TO HAVE TO BE A LITTLE BIT OF LEARNING GOING ON.”

In recent years, Colorado and Washington have both adopted comprehensive requirements for the packaging of retail marijuana to prevent use by minors, but Saloner says regulation could be stronger in all states. Marijuana is still illegal on a national level — despite a recently introduced bill hoping to reclassify it as a medical drug — but the federal government has said it is unlikely to exert authority if individual states have voted for legalization.

Article from; www.theverge.com

Higher taxes and caution in marketing can keep weed away from kids

Do You Still Doubt U.S.’s Desire For Pot

Do You Still Doubt U.S.’s Desire For Pot

The Fox News poll for the first time finds more than half (51 percent) favor legalizing marijuana, while 44 percent oppose it.

It’s one thing when marijuana activists hijack an unscientific poll on Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly’s personal website, as they did in July 2014.

It’s something else entirely when the conservative 24-hour news network scientifically polls 1,012 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) with a margin of sampling error of +/- 3 percentage points and finds that — get this — America really does want legal cannabis.

From Fox News’ April 2015 poll:

For the first time, the Fox News poll finds more than half (51 percent) favor legalizing marijuana, while 44 percent oppose it. That’s little changed from last year when it was 50-43 percent (January 2014).

In 2013, the same poll showed a different picture: 46 percent wanted legalization while 49 percent opposed.

As common as it’s been to see major polls showing support for legalization, reform advocate Tom Angell says it’s “particularly sweet” to see these results coming from Fox News.

“It’s becoming less and less exciting whenever new polls show majority support for legalization, since they pretty much all do these days,” said Angell, chairman of advocacy group Marijuana Majority. “But that’s a good thing, and it’s pretty safe to say that marijuana reform is now officially at the forefront of mainstream American politics.

“That said, I do have to admit it is particularly sweet to see the Fox News poll now reaching the tipping point of majority support.”

While the poll’s results are somewhat surprising, considering the source, the poll’s demographic break-down isn’t.

By a 15 percentage-point margin, voters under 35 (54 percent) are more likely than those 65+ (39 percent) to favor legalizing marijuana. And by a 10-point margin, men (56 percent) are more likely than women (46 percent) to favor it.

Majorities of Democrats (62 percent) and independents (53 percent) support legalizing marijuana, while a majority of Republicans opposes it (59 percent).

But Angell said some of the polling data on conservative voters’ attitudes toward legalization works for reform advocates’ agendas.

“While we still have a ways to go in getting more conservatives on board with full legalization, it’s very helpful for our Congressional efforts to be able to point to numbers showing that big majorities of Republicans at least support medical cannabis and the notion of letting states set their own marijuana policies without federal interference.”

Article from: www.thecannabist.co

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Two House Bills Would End Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana

Two House Bills Would End Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana

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Two congressmen filed separate House bills on Friday that together would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana at the federal level, effectively ending the U.S. government’s decades long prohibition of the plant.

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) introduced the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, which would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act’s schedules, transfer oversight of the substance from the Drug Enforcement Administration over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and regulate marijuana in a way similar to how alcohol is currently regulated in the U.S.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced the Marijuana Tax Revenue Act, which would set up a federal excise tax for regulated marijuana.

The bills would not force states to legalize marijuana, but a federal regulatory framework would be in place for those states that do decide to legalize it. To date, four states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana (however, D.C.’s model continues to ban sales), 23 states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes and 11 other states have legalized the limited use of low-THC forms of marijuana for medical use.

“While President Obama and the Justice Department have allowed the will of voters in states like Colorado and 22 other jurisdictions to move forward, small business owners, medical marijuana patients, and others who follow state laws still live with the fear that a new administration — or this one — could reverse course and turn them into criminals,” Polis said in a statement Friday. “It is time for us to replace the failed prohibition with a regulatory system that works and let states and municipalities decide for themselves if they want, or don’t want, to have legal marijuana within their borders.”

Despite the programs currently in place in Colorado and Washington state — as well as those that will soon go into effect in Oregon, Alaska and D.C. — the sale, possession, production and distribution of marijuana all remain illegal under federal law. The states that have legalized marijuana or softened penalties for possession have only been able to do so because of federal guidance urging prosecutors to refrain from targeting state-legal marijuana operations.

With marijuana legalization supported by a majority of Americans, and a new wave of states considering loosening their marijuana laws over the next several years, it seems unlikely that the federal government would push back against the popular movement. But it’s not completely out of the realm of possibility.

Harvard economist Jeff Miron, a vocal supporter of marijuana policy reform, highlighted the precarious nature of state marijuana laws in a recent op-ed for CNN on why Congress needs to act now on federal marijuana policy.

“Despite the compelling case for legalization, and progress toward legalization at the state level, ultimate success is not assured,” Miron wrote. “Federal law still prohibits marijuana, and existing jurisprudence (Gonzales v. Raich 2005) holds that federal law trumps state law when it comes to marijuana prohibition. So far, the federal government has mostly taken a hands-off approach to state medicalizations and legalizations, but in January 2017, the country will have a new president. That person could order the attorney general to enforce federal prohibition regardless of state law.”

On Friday, Blumenauer called the federal prohibition of marijuana “a failure” that has wasted tax dollars and ruined lives. He also said it’s time for the government to forge a new path ahead for the plant.

“As more states move to legalize marijuana as Oregon, Colorado, Washington and Alaska have done,” Blumenauer said, “it’s imperative the federal government become a full partner in building a workable and safe framework.”

Article from: www.huffingtonpost.com

Two House Bills Would End Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana

Colorado Approves Medical Marijuana in School

Colorado Approves Medical Marijuana in School

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Reading, writing … and reefer?

A first-in-the-nation bill that would allow students to have medical marijuana in school is heading to the Colorado governor’s desk after passing the state legislature late Monday night.

The change in the law was sought to let schoolchildren in Colorado who are living with conditions like epilepsy, cerebral palsy and seizures take doses of low-THC medical marijuana. While marijuana possession and use is legal in Colorado, schools are still drug-free zones — but bill supporters argued medical marijuana should be treated no differently than other medications.

“We allow children to take all sorts of psychotropic medications, whether it’s Ritalin or opiate painkillers, under supervised circumstances. We should do the same here,” Rep. Jonathan Singer said.

Singer, a Democrat, sponsored what became known as “Jack’s Amendment.” The amendment was inspired by 14-year-old Colorado boy Jack Splitt, whose personal nurse was reprimanded at his middle school for putting a medical marijuana patch on Jack’s arm that was prescribed by doctors to help his spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and dystonia. They were told never to return with the patch again.

The bill would allow parents or caregivers, with a doctor’s note, to come into schools and administer marijuana in the form of a patch.

 “Jack’s Amendment will assure that children don’t have to choose between going to school and taking their medicine,” Singer said. Singer also sponsored the underlying bill, which was initially intended to regulate marijuana caregivers.

With the Colorado legislative session set to end on Wednesday, lawmakers were racing against the clock to pass the bill.

The legislation cleared the Colorado House with overwhelming support, and unanimously passed the state Senate. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, has 30 days to sign or reject the bill. Colorado would become the first state in the nation to allow medical marijuana in the classroom, if the bill is signed.

A spokeswoman for the governor said Tuesday Hickenlooper planned to sign the bill.

But the legislation still could raise concerns. Robert O’Brien, former adviser on the Mitt Romney presidential campaign, said more marijuana in schools is a bad idea.

“Even in a tightly regulated regime, I don’t think more marijuana in the schools is a better idea,” O’Brien told FoxNews.com’s “Strategy Room.” “The kids need to get the treatment they deserve, if it’s an efficacious treatment, that’s great, but I don’t want that in the schools.”

If the bill is signed, it’s unclear exactly what the penalties might be for students, or adults, who don’t follow the new rules. But drug-free zone laws can come with tough penalties. Illicit sale in a no-drug school zone in Colorado, for instance, carries an eight-year sentence.

Parents in Maine also are urging lawmakers to allow medical marijuana in their schools, but have not gotten as far as in Colorado.

Article from: www.foxnews.com

Colorado Approves Medical Marijuana in School

The 7 Best Strains to Celebrate the Galactic Star Wars Holiday

The 7 Best Strains to Celebrate the Galactic Star Wars Holiday

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Officially dubbed Star Wars Day in 2007, May 4th (or “May the Fourth,” as in “May the Fourth [Force] be with you”) has become a day of celebration for sci-fi and film nerds alike. With the announcement of Star Wars: Episode VII’s cast, we’re especially excited to bring you this year’s strains to help celebrate the galactic holiday. Without further adieu, we bring you the strains that will transport you to a galaxy far, far away…

1. Ewok

While this hybrid doesn’t hail from the forest moon of Endor, its creative, cerebrally-focused effects would have helped its furry namesakes defeat the Galactic Empire. Whether you need to destroy a shield generator or just gear up for day-long Star Wars marathon, this strain has you covered.

2. Darth Vader OG

This indica will convert you to the dark side through sheer force of will. Like the black-cloaked Sith himself, this strain will figuratively force-choke by way of its tingly, sleep-inducing effects. Not for the faint of heart, you’ll truly show how high your midichlorian count is if you manage to stay awake through all six episodes while consuming Darth Vader OG.

3. Deathstar OG

It doesn’t take a full 24 standard hours, but this indica does have a slow onset that gives way to euphoric relaxation, much the same as felt by Tarkin following the destruction of Alderaan. Great for day or nighttime use, this strain will help prepare you to maintain a massive superlaser or just a relaxing evening at home with your fellow stormtroopers.

4. Master Jedi

This strain will help you cultivate patience, logic, attentive listening, and tolerance – skills paramount to the Jedi way – through its relaxed, uplifting effects. Whether you’re at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant or keeping the peace in the outer rim, this is most definitely the indica you’re looking for.

5. Skywalker

It’s unlikely this strain will motivate you for a hard day of work on moisture farms of Tatooine, but it will definitely help you to unwind after. Its decadent blueberry flavor will provide a tasty treat, while its euphoric, relaxing effects will put you right to sleep.

6. Skywalker OG

After all they’ve done to preserve the Jedi Order, we couldn’t help but give the Skywalker family two slots on our list. The Force is strong with this indica-dominant hybrid, helping its consumers to pick up on the euphoric and relaxing energy that resides in all living things. Be careful though: too much and you’ll relax yourself right into a long slumber.

7. Master Yoda

With lab-tested THC levels that reach over 20%, strong medicine Master Yoda is. A 1st place winner at High Times Cannabis Cup, it seems likely this strain is the Grand Master of the hybrid order. It will get your creative juices flowing, helping you reach euphoria that will allow you to see clearly – perhaps clearly enough to sense Senator Palpatine’s true identity. But even if you can’t circumvent the Clone Wars, you’re still guaranteed a great time with this hybrid.

Article from: www.leafly.com

The 7 Best Strains to Celebrate the Galactic Star Wars Holiday

Medical Marijuana in Schools

Medical Marijuana in Schools

Mothers whose children suffer seizures speak in support of a bill that would have schools treat marijuana like other prescription drugs, but federal law is seen as an obstacle.

Melissa Burnham of East Dixfield and her son Noah listen to testimony during a hearing Thursday on a medical marijuana bill before the Legislature’s Education Committee. Burnham says she had to take Noah out of school recently because Maine law doesn’t allow him to take cannabis to school. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

AUGUSTA — Melissa Burnham is allowed to send drugs such as Ritalin, a stimulant, or Valium, a sedative, to school with her 8-year-old son, as long as he has a prescription.

But she cannot send the medicine that best treats Noah’s sometimes-severe epileptic seizures.

When he has seizures, cannabis is what stops them, Burnham said.

She was forced to pull Noah out of school recently and arrange for a tutor to come to their house. Not because the school didn’t want to help, she said, but because the law doesn’t allow cannabis.

Burnham, who lives in East Dixfield, shared her story Thursday before a public hearing before the Legislature’s Education Committee on a bill that would allow schools to provide accommodations for children who use medical marijuana.

He’s missing out on so many things, not being in school, Burnham said of her son, who receives a tincture of cannabis to treat his symptoms.

Several other parents testified in support of the bill, which is sponsored by Rep. Deborah Sanderson, R-Chelsea, and co-sponsored by a wide range of lawmakers from both major parties.

Sanderson, in introducing her bill, said she doesn’t see why schools can allow all other prescription drugs on their grounds but not marijuana.

As drafted, her bill would do two things.

It would prohibit school boards from banning medical marijuana – in nonsmokable form – on school grounds for any student who is a certified patient.

It also would clarify that students could not be denied eligibility to attend school because they require medical marijuana.

It became clear during the hearing that a major concern is the disconnect between state and federal law. While Maine has a well-established state medical marijuana program that is growing every year, marijuana remains an illegal drug under federal law.

Scott Gagnon, representing the group Smart Approaches to Marijuana Maine, said the legal confusion is his major concern.

This would put schools in a tricky position, particularly if those schools receive federal funding, which many do, he said.

Parents like Burnham, though, said that having medicine available for immediate use can be life-saving.

Susan Meehan, whose 12-year-old daughter, Cyndimae, has a severe seizure disorder called Dravet syndrome, has no doubt that medical marijuana has saved her daughter’s life.

If a seizure starts, a small amount of marijuana oil, often called kief, can be administered orally to stop the seizure.

Meehan said she doesn’t want to risk her daughter’s health by sending her to school without her medicine.

So she home-schools, reluctantly.

She doesn’t understand why she can’t go to school like everyone else, Meehan said. I try to explain to her that there is nothing I can do.

Meehan knows of teenage patients who are sneaking medicine into school.

They shouldn’t have to, she said.

She urged lawmakers to “fix this.”

Samantha Brown of South Berwick has a 3-year-old daughter, Kaylee, who uses cannabis to treat Dravet syndrome. Kaylee is not in school yet, but Brown said she can’t even bring her daughter to a function at the school her son attends – unless she leaves the medicine at home.

But Brown won’t take that risk.

It’s seems like this is something that should be easy to support, she said.

In addition to her own daughter, Brown represented dozens of parents through the advocacy group Maine Children for Cannabis Therapy. She didn’t know how many patients might be affected by the proposed legislation. Maine no longer requires medical marijuana patients to register, so the actual number is unknown.

Robert Hasson, deputy executive director of Maine School Management Association, said his organization supports the bill but he would like some clarification on whether federal law will create problems.

Dick Durost, representing the Maine Principals Association, questioned whether the bill would simply allow parents to bring the medicine when needed, or whether it would allow school officials, or even the students, to keep the medicine on hand.

Lawmakers on the Education Committee mostly listened and asked questions of those who testified and stopped short of indicating whether they support the measure.

The committee will hold a work session on the bill at a later date before voting on its recommendation.

Article from: www.pressherald.com

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Did Aaron Hernandez kill his Bluntmaster?

Did Aaron Hernandez kill his Bluntmaster?

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As the trial of Aaron Hernandez draws to a close and the jury deliberates, it’s becoming clear that as prolific his talents were on the field as a tight end, even more prodigious was he in his other extracurricular activities – especially his enthusiasm for weed.

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  • Pro Bowl NFL (2011 alternate)
  • Pro bowl murderer (?)
  • Pro bowl in tracks covering (ability not as readily apparent in this department)
  • Pro bowl stoner (check)

Let’s examine some of the evidence.  Your Honor, may it please the court to present the defendant’s fantasy weed smoking statistical averages:

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Well then.  (Gatorade’s probably thinking to themselves right now: ‘Dammit – missed opportunities on getting him to endorse our stuff for all the cottonmouth he must be getting.  Probably even more parched from blunt smoking than practicing.  Unleash that power from within after the next sesh!  Oh well…there’s always Weed Olympics 2030.)

What’s the old saying, an ounce a day keeps the commish at bay?

Let’s say that averages out to a nice even 30 blunts per day (reminds me of the time I once lived with a guy who would only smoke blunts – Dutches for days).  Assuming a 5 minute roll time per blunt, that’s two and a half hours taken up right there!  Ain’t got time for that with practice and game film and actually smoking the weed.  He probably saw the Seinfeld rerun where Kramer gets the Dominicans to roll his ‘Cubans’ and got inspired after Belichick just finished drilling into them at practice that day the importance of efficiency and getting the most out of every situation.

 

“There is an old saying about the strength of the wolf is the pack, and I think there is a lot of truth to that.  On a football team, it’s not the strength of the individual players, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together.”

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Would you want to be the one to disappoint the leader of men that is Coach Belichick?  No way any player on the team wants to be the weak link in the wolfpack.  This particular wolf just needed to get really, really high every day to be the best wolf he could be.  Whatever gets you through the wolf life.

Imagine if he’d actually been on the payroll.  The defense could break out Odin Lloyd’s W2 forms: ‘Aaron Hernandez Executive Gardener’.  “Why would he kill his own gardener – do you know how hard it is to find a good gardener these days??”

This kinda makes me wonder what the world’s top blunt roller resume looks like – remember Wacka Flocka Flame looking to hire a full time bluntroller?

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BLUNTMASTER FLEX: “I roll harder than an EDM nerd at Burning Man.”  Averages 1 gram blunt per minute with flawless conical dispersion.  Pearling technique on fleek.

Odin Lloyd was known as a CFL player with greater aspirations to ball on a grander stage, but may well have been an unsung Tom Brady in the herbal craftsmanship department.  Probably not the legacy he envisioned leaving behind, but having the fate of a man hang in the balance over how devastatingly good your blunt rolling technique was definitely merits a stoner achievement award.

“Aww shit…Yo man, I can’t do this – got too much love in my heart for homie’s blunts.  Let’s go back and kick it at my flop spot with Boss Lady so you can roll me up one of those tasty bluntmaster specials and forget we ever took this ride.”

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20 Celebs Smoking Pot

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20 Celebs Smoking Pot

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Here are 20 celebrities that smoke marijuana. Enjoy!

Snoop Dogg smokes pot. No for real!

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Chris Brown smacks all his blunts.

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Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz smoking a joint together. Sharing is caring.

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Drake puffing on a blunt.

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Paris Hilton loves her friend Mary Jane.

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Lindsay Lohan among other things, enjoy her pot.

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Rihanna doesn’t turn down the sticky icky.

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Young Rosie Huntington-Whiteley smoking the bong.

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Rupert Grint from Harry Potter loves his hairy ganja!

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When Elijah Woods is chillin, it’s with his bong.

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I guess Miley Cyrus smokes pot too!?!

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Johnny Depp enjoys marijuana with Marilyn Manson.

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Michael Phelps wouldn’t be a champ with out his weedties for breakfast.

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Jessica Alba loves her bong.

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Mischa Barton rolls her own.

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Lil Wayne has been know to puff one or two.

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P. Diddy smokes pot.

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Kristen Steward enjoys kicking back and smoking a bowl.

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The beautiful Charlize Theron smoking sweet Mary Jane out of an apple. Awesome!

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And go old -Prez. Obama.

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This list of Celebs smoking is not meant to insult or discredit anyone.

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Invest In What You Know

Invest In What You Know

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In shocking recent developments, Snoop Dogg/Lion/the next animal evolution, created a buzz a couple weeks ago by announcing plans for raising a $25 million fund to invest in marijuana.  He’s putting his focus on growing technology affiliated with the legal cannabis industry.

This comes on the heels of his recent tech-related gambles, which include investments in Reddit and Robinhood (zero-fee stock brokerage).  Snoop’s apparently been feeling an itch in his trigger finger, as he most recently participated in Philz Coffee’s Series B round, bringing their funding up to $15 million total in pursuit of nationwide expansion plans.  I bet the RSVP rate on those notifications they send out for shareholder meetings will hit an all time high (pun not intended but intended) once Snoop Lion is revealed to be in attendance.  Still feels weird everytime to call him that…always gonna be da Dogg don in my mind.

Also, since when did all rappers suddenly become business moguls?  I feel like street cred these days has almost become a liability; turns out the new trendy thing is being an entrepreneur and not getting shot at, who’da thought?  Seems like everyone’s wised up to the institutional game and slinging legal commodities these days.  If you didn’t know them any better through their music, any of these guys are as legit a CEO as they are a rapper/artist/producer.  Below are some of their notable entrepreneurial endeavors outside of music:

 

“Snoop Dogg” / Calvin Broadus ($135 million):

  • Pimp ( “That shit was my natural calling and once I got involved with it, it became fun.  It was like shootin’ layups for me.  I was makin’ ’em every time.”  His pimp star burned brightly and albeit briefly, as he gave it up after a couple years on the advice of other fellow entrepreneurs within the industry to be with his family more.)
  • TV/movie personality
  •  Snoopadelic Films production company founder

 

“50 Cent” / Curtis Jackson ($140 million):

  • Vitamin Water (took a 5% equity stake in Vitamin Water along with $5 million, which cashed out to around a $100 million post-tax when Glaceau purchased them for $4.1 billion.  Remember Turtle’s line from Entourage?  “You know what 50 Cent told me?  He made 50 mil in music and 150 mil in Vitamin Water.”
  • SMS Audio founder & CEO
  • SK Energy founder
  • SMS Promotions founder & CEO
  • TMT ‘The Money Team’ licensed boxing promoter

 

“Jay Z” / Shawn Carter ($560 million):

  • Rocawear clothing line founder
  • 40/40 Club co-owner
  • Roc Nation Sports agency founder (certified NBA and MLB agent)
  • Brooklyn Nets part owner
  • Budweiser Select co-brand director

 

“Dr. Dre” / Andre Young ($650 million)

  • Beats Electronics founder (purchased for $3 billion by Apple tryna get gangsta on us)

 

“Diddy” / Sean Combs ($700 million)

  • Sean John clothing line founder
  • Enyce clothing line owner (purchased from Liz Claiborne)
  • Revolt TV equity stakeholder
  • Ciroc vodka brand co-owner (receives 50% profit share)

 

 

Be more high Snoop.

Instead of taking Pac and Biggie’s lead, Snoop is makin moves outta Peter Thiel’s playbook.  Who says stoners aren’t savvy?

So for all you aspiring potpreneurs: Now is the time to make your mark.  Wouldn’t want someone with a lesser love for the plant but greater passion for profits reaping the rewards now would you?  (Imagine Nucky Thompson building his booze empire in the 1950s instead of during Prohibition.  The show probably would have been “Local Dive Bar” instead of “Boardwalk Empire”.)

Need to get involved in this somehow so I can roll up on Snoop for a corner office debrief while we discuss how to grow my 420K.

 

PS – Can’t wait to see his name appear in a 10-K.  “Say, who is this Calvin Broadus fella? Sounds like a delightful chap…”

 

(Read about it here: Snoop sparks $25m pot investment fund)

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Tea Time

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In scrolling through some of our more recent posts, it occurred to me that we haven’t done a top 10 in a while. However, instead of coming up with yet another list, I figured why not go through and have a look at someone else’s top 10 article: A Nice Bowl of Weed, courtesy of none other than the premier cannabis publication…Vanity Fair?

So I went into this expecting to be shaking my head like listening to a Patriots cheerleader attempt to break down Belichick’s defensive schemes.  However, this cheerleader actually turned out to kinda know her shit (and by cheerleader I mean Micah Nathan, the “novelist, short story writer, and essayist” who penned the piece according to his byline). I suppose that’s as solid a resume as any for a veteran stoner – or at least one qualified enough to come up with Vanity Fair’s 10 stoner commandments. Without further ado, let’s check em’ out going in reverse order [some of these are excerpted – link to full article down below]:

10. Eat marijuana with caution.

If I followed the rules and did everything with caution in life, I probably wouldn’t be eating marijuana to begin with. I’ll let my friend Bill Burr step in here for a second: “A good story is always you doing something wrong, you know? That’s why nice people are so damn boring. I mean, they’re nice, but their stories suck.” Go big or go home. To be fair, it’s probably best not to overdo it on the eating. While nobody’s ever offed themselves on weed, eating it as opposed to smoking it does generate an additional metabolite (11-hydroxy-THC) that heightens the effect.


 

9. Vaporization is the exception to the rule that the oldest ways are often the best ways.

“The only constant is change.” Too lazy to look up who said this, but just remember not to be afraid of embracing progress. Give vaping a whirl if you haven’t already. It’s actually the healthiest way to smoke, as you’re technically not combusting the bud but only heating it enough to extract and activate the medicinal components. Don’t be like one of those ‘Game of Thrones’ book readers who goes around feeling superior to those of us who enjoy indulging in HBO – people love the show for a reason.


 

8. And if paranoia strikes…a hot bath can help, along with dark chocolate.

Sounds lovely. Almost makes me want to get paranoid so I can take a hot bath and enjoy some dark chocolate. Can’t remember the last time I indulged in either.


 

7. Remember that marijuana magnifies the user’s mood.  A more poetic way of saying this: weed reveals and obscures the group’s intentions.  Buried resentments will surface; sublimated desires will materialize.  Choose your companions with care—avoid especially the excitable novice who delights in pointing out, ad nauseum, how high everyone is. Marijuana narrows bandwidth, which is terrific for artistic and sensuous pleasures, and terrible for conflict resolution. Keep it light.

Feel like he got too stoned for this one.


 

6. Weed should not be ground but rather chopped with a sharp, well-balanced kitchen knife. Chop your batch on a glass surface, then use a playing card to collect the psychoactive dust. Sprinkle as needed.

OK Chef Morimoto, cause we all have the time and inclination to bust out the sankotu every time we feel like burning.  Moving on.


 

5. Forget bongs. Without exception. They are the sound of unemployment.

You’re killin me Micah. First no grinders, now no bongs?  Who have you been smoking with?  And here I thought we were quickly becoming best friends but ya had to go and ruin things…

 

 

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If ripping this makes me a plebe, then go ahead and call me a peasant.

 

4. Fourthly, rolling the perfect joint is a welcome skill across generations, social classes, and political affiliations.

Respect. With Season 3 of ‘House of Cards’ being released soon, this reminded me of the scene where the congressman is being sent to do Kevin Spacey’s bidding and seals the deal over a sesh: “Can a corporate sell-out roll a joint like this?”


 

3. A wooden pipe is aesthetically the most pleasing way to inhale marijuana—especially a well-burnished Savinelli churchwarden—but the flavor is awful and the smoke is harsh. Forget those silly glass pipes; fragile, awkward, and difficult to clean, they are always overpriced and often decorated with embarrassing graphics. Same goes for ceramic “sculptures” of dragons, skulls, Buddhas, et al. You would not drink wine out of a llama’s hoof. Do not smoke weed out of a frog’s ass.

I’m just hearing a bunch of problems and no solutions, Micah…


 

2. The weed should be strong. Two puffs are superior to three—anything more, and you risk a scorched throat.

This should probably be the first commandment. And what’s with this business of capping things off at 3 puffs? Do you also stop eating your meal after polishing off your appetizer?


 

1. Firstly, if possible, choose Cannabis sativa over Cannabis indica, unless you are using marijuana for pain relief.

Dig your style, Micah, but to each their own I say.


 

The piece closes by dropping this nugget of wisdom: “A little marijuana warms the heart, but too much burns the soul.”

Hopefully my soul is more fireproof than most.

(You can access the piece in its entirety here: “The Rules of Smoking Weed | Vanity Fair”)

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Cannabis Country – The Biggest Weed Grower In Uruguay

Cannabis Country – The Biggest Weed Grower In Uruguay

In 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize marijuana and regulate a recreational market for the drug. Before legalization, activist Juan Vaz went to jail for growing pot. When he was released, he fought to change the law and to organize growers and sellers.

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Why Marijuana Legalization is Working

Why Marijuana Legalization is Working

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In the past 25 months 4 US states and also the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana. In doing so the underground market is slowly diminishing as well as adding significant dollars into our tax base. So nearly one year after Colorado started selling recreational pot legally, we can state:

Marijuana Legalization Is Working!

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The Washington Post interviewed Rodrigo Silla who is a lifelong cannabis farmer stated he was lamenting the rapidly dropping wholesale marijuana prices his crops are bringing in. This info coming out of Tepaca de Badiraguato, Mexico which has seen marijuana profits collapse in the past 5 years, from $100 per kilogram to less than $40. “I wish the Americans would stop with this legalization. Pot legalization in the U.S. is damaging the illicit black market for drugs in Mexico and beyond.

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NPR Radio claims Made-In-America marijuana is on a roll. More than half of the states have now voted to permit marijuana for recreational or medicinal use, most recently Oregon & Alaska. American’s appear to be buying more domestic marijuana, which in turn is devastating the growers and cartels profits in Mexico. If the US continues to legalize marijuana, they will run these marijuana power horses into the ground.

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Vice News was with Terry Nelson, a former field level commander who worked to prevent drugs from crossing the southern border, said “The growers and cartels of Mexico aren’t able to move as much cannabis inside the US now as they were able to 3 years. US marijuana legalization continues to dwindle Mexico’s profits by more than 30% of their market.

Article from: http://www.thecannabist.co/

Why Marijuana Legalization is Working

Girl Scout Targets Marijuana Dispensary

Girl Scout Targets Marijuana Dispensary

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San Francisco Girl Scout Danielle Lei sold an average of more than one box of cookies per minute Sunday in front of The Green Cross dispensary.

She’s back!

Danielle Lei, the entrepreneurial San Francisco Girl Scout who made international headlines in 2014 with her sales table’s location — in front of a medical marijuana dispensary — is back for another year and is already cleaning house.

Lei braved the oncoming winter storm Sunday to set up her booth in front of The Green Cross dispensary — a permitted shop in the south of San Francisco. Again, Lei cleaned up on dispensary customers, as marijuana is a clinically proven appetite stimulant.

Lei reports selling a total of 208 boxes in about two hours Sunday — nearly doubling her four-day sales campaign total to 560. “That’s pretty cool,” Lei wrote The Green Cross. “ I would not have sold that many in four days if I did not sell in front of your store.”

The super trooper has to sell 440 more boxes to reach her 1,000-box goal and is likely to return to The Green Cross this week.

San Francisco’s long-regulated medical cannabis dispensaries have a sterling safety record.

Danielle’s mother Carol supervises the sales, and said last year that she brings her daughters to different parts of the city each year to teach them about different sub-cultures in the City.

Girl Scouts in Colorado are banned from selling near cannabis outlets, reports indicate. But Girl Scouts in Arizona and elsewhere have run with Lei’s idea.

Article from: http: blog.sfgate.com

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Congress Effectively Ends The Federal Ban On Medical Marijuana

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Congress Effectively Ends The Federal Ban On Medical Marijuana

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It seems the controversial $1.1T spending bill that is preventing the U.S. government from shutting down is chock full of surprises. As you may know, much to the dismay of marijuana activists and lovers of democracy everywhere, the bill smacked down Washington DCs referendum that legalized recreational marijuana in the nation’s capital. What you may have missed (because those shifty politicians are doing everything under the table) is that the bill also quietly, but effectively lifted the federal ban on medical marijuana.

In the depths of the 1,603-page document is a provision that prohibits federal agents from raiding retail medical cannabis operations in states that have legalized medical cannabis. The passage represents “the first time in decades that the federal government has curtailed its oppressive prohibition of marijuana,” the measure’s co-author, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, told the LA Times.

Though President Obama has generally favored this approach policy-wise, the passage of the bill also ensures that the next president can’t backtrack and begin busting medical cannabis operations.

The full text of the measure reads as such:

“Sec. 538. None of the funds made available in this Act to the Department of Justice may be used, with respect to the States of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin, to prevent such States from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana. Sec. 539. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used in contravention of section 7606 (“Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research”) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-79) by the Department of Justice or the Drug Enforcement Administration.”

Important to note is that this legislation is fully in light of the fact that marijuana is considered a Schedule I drug with “no medical uses” by federal standards. Seeing as how logically this does not work, this folks, must represent the beginning of the end for marijuana prohibition — especially from the point of view of Congress.

Now that there will be little threat of backlash from the federal government, it’s time to lobby your state for the legalization of medical marijuana if you live in one of the 18 states where it is outrageously outlawed. No excuses. Onwards and upwards to completely legal, recreational and medical marijuana for all!

Article from: www.hightimes.com

Congress Effectively Ends The Federal Ban On Medical Marijuana

Andy Harris Vows to Overturn D.C. Legalization Measure

Andy Harris Vows to Overturn D.C. Legalization Measure

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Although the residents of Washington, D.C. have expressed a very clear desire to have cannabis possession legalized in their district, there are political officials who aren’t willing to honor the voting results of Tuesday’s election. Despite the approval of Initiative 71 by 64 percent of voters, there’s still chance that the measure will not be passed.

Unlike Alaska and Oregon, initiative passed in the nation’s capital are subject to congressional review before implementation. This means that there is still another hurdle that must be overcome before D.C. can begin to enact the measure.

Andy Harris, a House Republican, has vowed to make sure that marijuana possession will remain a crime punishable by up to a year in jail. Earlier this year, he introduced an amendment to an appropriations bill that essentially blocked all funding from D.C.’s efforts to decriminalize cannabis. The amendment also blocked funding to any and all future initiatives or measures to legalize cannabis.

According to the language of the bill: “None of the funds contained in this Act may be used to enact or carry out any law, rule, or regulation to legalize or otherwise reduce penalties associated with the possession, use, or distribution” of Schedule I drugs, including pot “for recreational purposes.”

Unfortunately, the bill passed 28 to 21.

Now that Initiative 71 has passed in the election, it will go through a mandatory review period next year in January. Congress will have 60 days to assess the measure before issuing an official approval or rejection. In order to dismiss the legislation, Congress will need both chambers and the President to agree to a resolution — an act that has only happened three times in the last 40 years.

Under the voter-approved measure, anyone over the age of 21 would be legally allowed to possess up to two ounces of cannabis, grow up to six plants and share or give cannabis as gift free of charge. Selling cannabis would still be illegal.

Despite calls to kill the bill, it’s clear to D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier that a future with looser cannabis laws is not only possible, but can be enforced and regulated in a way that serves the highest good of everyone involved.

“I think everyone realizes that the Council will need to enact legislation to provide clarity to the public and law enforcement officers,” Lanier said. “If the initiative is held up in Congress, attorneys for the District will need to provide additional guidance.”

Adam Eidinger, the Chairman of the D.C. Cannabis Coalition’s campaign, isn’t concerned about Harris or any other member of congress gunning to shoot the measure down. He says that “they’re only going to write their own obituary for 2016.”

What do you think? Should Congress allow the cannabis legalization vote in D.C. to stand? Tell us in the comments below.

Andy Harris Vows to Overturn D.C. Legalization Measure

Marijuana Detection Device

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The mad scientists of marijuana prohibition are hell bent on sucking all the fun out of getting stoned in hotel rooms and rental properties with the invention of a new smoke detector that detects marijuana compounds. Designed primarily as a tattletale mechanism for landlords and the hotel industry, AirGuard works very similar to a smoke detector but rather than sound an obnoxious alarm, this mechanical rat sends a wifi message to a party of interest explaining that their tenant has just sparked up a joint.
What makes the inception of this intrusive doobie detector so frightening is that it exposes second and third hand marijuana smoke, which means it can alert even if a person’s clothing reeks of weed. Although the majority of property owners and hotel managers will not concern themselves with a stoner’s smelly sweatshirt, it is believed this particular aspect of the device will be used to reveal traces of smoke in the carpet and furniture — a feature that could force tenants to forfeit security deposits for failing to adhere to no smoking policies.
AirGuard will be available in two devious models: a plug-in detector that fits into the typical electrical outlet and a wearable unit that fits into the palm of your hand. The outlet model will connect to a network via wifi, while the handheld version will activate using an Android app via Bluetooth.
Fresh Air Sensor Corporation, the company responsible for the development of this product, claims hotels, multi-unit complexes and even college dormitories will have the option of sending the smoke signal directly to the property owner, or even the police, which could pose some serious legal issues for those residing in prohibition states.
And you can forget about all of those old school methods used for foiling traditional smoke detection systems — AirGuard claims to be tamper proof and impervious to stoner ingenuity.
The device is set to launch in the Spring of 2015.
Mike Adams writes for stoners and smut enthusiasts in HIGH TIMES, Playboy’s The Smoking Jacket and Hustler Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @adamssoup and on Facebook/mikeadams73.

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Can We Smoke Legally After The Election

Can We Smoke Legally After The Election

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The marijuana midterms are over and legalization efforts went three-for-three, including Oregon (as of press time with 91.9% of votes counted) breaking Washington’s previous record for legalization support. Measure 91 in Oregon came in with 55.74% of the vote vs. 2012’s Washington I-502 posting 55.70%, and Colorado’s Amendment 64 passing with 55.32%.
This is significant, as experts predicted lower support during the traditionally more conservative, older-skewing midterm elections. Furthermore, Oregon set this record without the compromises of per se DUID levels and no home grow that helped Washington pass and the absurdly high tax rates both Colorado and Washington used to sell legalization to reluctant voters.
Alaska came in with 52.15% as well; like Oregon, including a tax and regulate scheme with low per-ounce taxation rather than sales and excise taxes and omitting any per se DUID limit. Washington D.C. knocked it out of the park with 69.45%, but that initiative doesn’t include a marijuana retail system, only home grow and possession.
So when do you book your sativa sightseeing tour of Seaside, Oregon, or your daylight dabbing in Denali, Alaska, or White Widow walkabout in Washington, D.C.? Not quite yet. It’s been voted to be legal, but you still have some time to wait before it is actually legal.
In Oregon, the law goes into effect 30 days from the vote, or December 4. But, confusingly, that doesn’t mean you’re legal to smoke and grow pot yet.  That’s just the date that the state can begin working to create the rules for the legal marijuana marketplace. On July 1, 2015, is when the personal possession of an ounce in public, eight ounces and four plants at home, a pound of medicated edibles, a six-pack (72 ounces) of medicated liquids becomes legal. While an ounce of hash oil is also made legal, that’s only if it purchased from a licensed retail outlet. Those retail outlets, as well as producers, processors, and wholesalers, can’t even begin submitting their applications to the state until January 4, 2016. It will not be until Spring 2016, after first harvest, or later if applications are delayed, before you can buy legal weed in Oregon.
In Alaska, their legalization goes into effect ninety days after the election is certified, which should be sometime near the end of February 2015. At that time, personal possession of an ounce of marijuana in public and six plants at home (only three mature) will be legal, as well as possession of all the results of one’s harvests (note the plurals) in the home. However, 1975’s Ravin Alaska Supreme Court decision already grants the privacy right to having up to a quarter-pound and 25 plants in the home, so this victory doesn’t change much for Alaskans in that regard. But by nine months after the effective date, anticipated to be in mid-September 2015, the state must have the rules in place for licensing marijuana establishments. Again, it will take harvest time and any unforeseen licensing delays before it’s legal to buy weed in Alaska, probably around the end of 2015 or beginning of 2016.
Washington D.C. is harder to predict, because all laws passed there are subject to the approval of Congress, which has 30 days to review the initiative.  But there aren’t 30 congressional working days between now and the beginning of the next Congress, so it will not be submitted for review until mid-January 2015. That means by late February or early-March 2015, assuming Congress doesn’t move to block the law, possessing up to two ounces of marijuana and cultivating up to six plants at home (only three mature) will be legal. However, sales will remain illegal until the D.C. City Council moves to create a tax and regulate plan for the District, which is already forecasted to happen. That, too, will be subject to review by Congress, so we probably won’t see D.C. pot shops until 2016, at earliest.
Remember one important thing: none of these places – or Colorado and Washington, for that matter – have legalized public consumption of marijuana.  Now that we’ve legalized, we need to set a good example so the states where passing legalization will be tougher can’t use our civil disobedience against public consumption bans against their activists.

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Marijuana Victories

Marijuana Victories; Stoner News

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The people have spoken!

ALASKA – MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

This is the second time in recent years that Alaskans voted on legalizing marijuana. The last attempt in 2004 failed 44 percent to 55 percent. Having legalized marijuana this year, Alaskans can expect Snoop Dogg to perform for them sometime soon. He promised a concert in Alaska if they passed Measure 2.

OREGON – MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION 

Oregon becomes the fourth state with full marijuana legalization, after Colorado and Washington last year, and joining Alaska Tuesday night. This also happens to be the third time Oregonians voted on pot legalization in their state, having rejected the ballot initiatives in 2012 and 2010. One of the reasons this attempt was successful may have been that voters aged 30-44 turned out at a slightly higher rate than those 65 or older. Residents will be able to possess eight ounces of marijuana at home and one ounce in public. But it won’t go into effect overnight: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will have until Jan. 1, 2016 to implement all necessary rules and procedures necessary to regulating marijuana in the state.

WASHINGTON DC – MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

Revelers celebrating the passage of Initiative 71 which legalizes pot possession should hold off on smoking in the streets – this is far from over. Any law passed in Washington DC, including by ballot initiative, is subject to a Congressional review period and already one member of Congress, Republican Andy Harris of Maryland, has pledged to work to overturn it. And now that the Senate has turned red, Congress can more easily overturn the DC vote. Pot sellers should also probably lay low for a while. I-71 does not regulate the sale of marijuana, which means it’s technically still illegal to sell weed, even if obtaining it isn’t – another aspect of the measure that the city council might try to fix legislatively.

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Don’t Let My Daughter Die, Governor!

Don’t Let My Daughter Die, Governor!

Published on Sep 5, 2013

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On August 14, 2013, Brian Wilson of Scotch Plains, N.J. confronted Gov. Chris Christie over his delay in signing a law that would make it possible for Wilson’s two-year-old daughter to receive the medical marijuana she was prescribed under state law. The testy exchange was quickly picked up by numerous media outlets. Vivian Wilson suffers from Dravet’s Syndrome, a devastating and potentially fatal form of epilepsy that she will never outgrow. It’s already led to one hour-long seizure where she stopped breathing and had to be resuscitated.

Although medical marijuana has been legal in New Jersey for three-and-a-half years, Christie’s Department of Health has made it nearly impossible for patients to obtain medical marijuana in the Garden State. The myriad regulations include a requirement that three doctors sign off on the prescription, a ban on edible forms, and a limit on dispensaries from growing more than three strains of marijuana.

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These regulations have made it impossible for patients to receive the kind of cannabis that could help Vivian, which is a high-CBD, low-THC form that has none of the psychoactive effects of marijuana. That is, it can’t get you high. High-CBD marijuana has proven wildly successful in alleviating seizures, but because low-THC marijuana is less popular, it makes poor business sense for the one functioning dispensary in New Jersey to produce a strain that very few patients want to purchase.

This past June, the New Jersey state legislature passed a reform-minded medical marijuana bill which reduced the number of doctors required to sign off on a prescription to one, repealed the ban on edible forms of medicinal marijuana, and increased the number of strains dispensaries can grow.

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By August, the bill had been sitting on the governor’s desk for two months. When Brian Wilson heard Christie was making a campaign stop at a Scotch Plains diner, he decided to ask the governor directly, “What’s the hold up?” Christie curtly replied that while the issue is simple to Wilson, it is not simple to him, and he will make his decision based on what he thinks is right for all the people of New Jersey. As Christie turned to walk away, Wilson shouted, “Please don’t let my daughter die, Governor!”

After video of the dust-up in the diner went viral, Gov. Christie agreed to a sign a compromised form of the bill, allowing for edibles for minors only. This still adversely affects Vivian, because limiting edibles to minors artificially decreases demand, making it less likely that a dispensary would make the investment in opening a kitchen and enduring all the red tape involved to produce edible forms of marijuana for an extremely limited consumer base.

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And despite the fact that medical marijuana is legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia, the federal government still lists marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, making it a felony to bring it across state lines, even for medicinal purposes. The Wilsons are considering moving to Colorado, where Vivian would have easy access to the medicine that could very well save her life. But because of federal laws, they would be forced to stay in the state indefinitely to legally maintain their daughter’s supply, unable even to visit their home state for a holiday.

Despite such a predicament, Vivian’s mother, Meghan, insists, “This is life and death. Our lives are devoted to keeping her alive. If this doesn’t pan out in New Jersey, we will move to Colorado.” Chris Christie has made himself into a national figure by projecting a plain-speaking and defiantly independent persona. But in his opposition to his own state’s law permitting medical marijuana, is the former federal prosecutor simply pandering to the national Republican base in preparation for a 2016 run for president?

“I meant what I said when I said, ‘don’t let my daughter die,'” insists Brian Wilson. “Politics should not be determining whether or not children live.”

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Racial Disparity & Marijuana

Racial Disparity & Marijuana

By October 21, 2014
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Sadly, the War on Drugs in the United States has produced severely unequal outcomes among racial groups, with the bulk of marijuana related arrests being driven by racial discrimination from law enforcement and it’s guiding bureaucratic agenda.

The American Civil Liberties Union pointed this out in June 2013 when The War On Marijuana in Black and White: Billions of Dollars Wasted on Racially Biased Arrests was published. This report analyzes the number of marijuana arrests per state, by race, from 2001 to 2010. It also takes a look at how much money is wasted enforcing marijuana prohibition laws in each state and across the nation.

Marijuana use reported by whites and blacks has been nearly equal from 2001 to 2010 with white people between the ages of 18 and 25 reporting more usage than black people of the same age range. If marijuana is used equally between both races, how is it possible that black people are 3.7 times more likely to be arrested on marijuana charges?

The info-graphic below expresses many other facts pointed out by the ACLU report, including which four counties in the United States rank highest for racially biased arrests.

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This figure, 3.7, is an average number representing all fifty states. This means that some states have a shockingly higher rate of difference. For example, in the state of Iowa, a black person is 8.3 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana than a white person. Minnesota and Illinois follow closely behind with 7.8 and 7.6. Whereas, New Mexico and Maine are on the much lower end with 1.9 and 2.1. Hawaii is the only state that shows zero racial disparity for marijuana arrests, but black people only make up 2.3% of the population.

Law enforcement agencies operate under policies that praise officers for the quantity of arrests, rather than the quality. The number of people arrested for marijuana in 2010 surpassed the total number of people arrested for ALL violent crimes combined. Marijuana charges now account for half of all total drug arrests, and 88% of those are for just possessing marijuana. It is much easier for officers to target people on the streets in minority communities, and be viewed as successful, than it is to work long hours investigating a violent crime.

In 2010, the United States as a whole spent over $3 billion to enforce marijuana laws. This means that the U.S. has wasted an obscene amount of money ruining the lives of many, over a plant that is now legal for retail sales in two states. The Director of the ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project, Ezekiel Edwards, described this tragedy best, in a 2013 press release,

“The aggressive policing of marijuana is time-consuming, costly, racially biased, and doesn’t work. These arrests have a significant detrimental impact on people’s lives, as well as on the communities in which they live. When people are arrested for possessing even tiny amounts of marijuana, they can be disqualified from public housing or student financial aid, lose or find it more difficult to obtain employment, lose custody of their child, or be deported.”

The ACLU and many people of the United States are calling for marijuana to be legalized, regulated and taxed, or at the very least decriminalized.

Legalization and taxation would solve the problems of unjust, racially biased arrests as well as wasting tax payer dollars. In recent months, the District of Columbia and Philadelphia have realized this, and decriminalized marijuana possession as a result. In states that will not alter marijuana laws, the ACLU suggests that law enforcement agencies move marijuana possession arrests to the bottom of the list of priorities, and focus on real crimes instead.

The November 2014 election will be a look into the future of marijuana policy reform in the United States, with voters in both Oregon and Alaska having the opportunity to stand up against these racially biased arrests by ending the war on marijuana in those states. The decision of voters in these two states next month, will set a precedence for the remaining states to join the movement in the 2016 primary election.

Source: https://www.whaxy.com/news/racial-disparity-marijuana-arrest

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Stoner Spirit 

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Ascent By DaVinci

Ascent By DaVinci

Your going to love it!

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Here at Stonerdays we recently had the pleasure of using the Ascent. Let me tell you that we absolutely love it! This truly is the ultimate portable vaporizer guys. The Ascent is great for multiple occasions and will leave no mess. Like any vape your never going to burn your smoke. Instead it’s like baking it. The taste is amazing and the high is completely different from simple using a lighter and pipe.

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With its sleek design and comfortable grip you’ll never have a reason not to use your Ascent. The Ascent Vaporizer comes with 2 glass mouth piece stems, 2 glass internal stems and 2 glass oil jars allowing us for multiple purposes. We were really excited when we opened the box and took out the Ascent after building my own design online with there cool web site we were able to design every aspect of the Ascent. Making it unique to our stoner characters.

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Whats really impressive about the Ascent is the warm up time, taking literally seconds to heat up. We know will be using ours as often as we can and were really looking forward to snowboard this season with our Ascent in pocket.

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Don’t let the hottest vaporizer of the 21 century pass you by! Get yours today. Check out there web site at http://www.davincivaporizer.com

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Stoners Smoke with Pride

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Another Stoner Day

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Another Stoner Day

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CannaCakes

CannaCakes; Pancakes

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Who doesn’t love Pancakes? This is a great way to start your morning. You’ll need 20 mins for prep time and about 20 mins for cooking time so in all this shouldn’t take you more then an hour to make. Here’s what you’ll need.

Ingredients for CannaCakes:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons of canna-butter
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Beat egg, milk and oil or butter in a large bowl.
  2. Mix dry ingredients, then add to egg mixture and beat until smooth.
  3. Pour 1/3 cup of batter onto heated, greased frying pan for each pancake.
  4. When bubbles appear on top of pancakes, it should be ready to flip.

You can add chocolate chips, nuts, fruits, berries or anything you like to this batter prior to cooking.

ENJOY!

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Reporter Quits Live On Air

Reporter Quits Live On Air

Reporter Charlo Greene quit on-air during KTVA-TV’s 10 p.m. newscast Sunday, revealing herself as the owner of the medical marijuana business Alaska Cannabis Club and telling viewers that she would be using all of her energy to fight for legalizing marijuana in Alaska.

Greene had reported on the Alaska Cannabis Club during Sunday night’s broadcast, without revealing her connection to it. At the end of the report, during a live shot, she announced that she was the club’s owner and would be quitting.

“Now everything you’ve heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska,” she said. “And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, fuck it, I quit.”

And with that, she walked off camera.

Alaska Cannabis Club had urged its Facebook followers to tune in to the broadcast Sunday evening.

Reached later, Greene said KTVA had no idea she was going to quit, or that she was connected to the Alaska Cannabis Club.

Asked why she quit in such a dramatic way, she said, “Because I wanted to draw attention to this issue. And the issue is medical marijuana. Ballot Measure 2 is a way to make medical marijuana real … most patients didn’t know the state didn’t set up the framework to get patients their medicine.”

“If I offended anyone, I apologize, but I’m not sorry for the choice that I made,” she said.

In a statement posted on KTVA’s Facebook page Sunday night, news director Bert Rudman said, “We sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter during her live presentation on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated.”

Started in April, the Alaska Cannabis Club connects medical marijuana cardholders with other cardholders who are growing cannabis. Growers are offered “donations” as reimbursement for the costs of growing marijuana, the club said in an interview with Alaska Dispatch News in August. The club said it hopes to increase access to medical marijuana patients, despite operating in a legal gray area within Alaska’s murky medical marijuana laws.

Video clips of the broadcast were quickly uploaded to YouTube and shared on Reddit Sunday night.

Marijuana legalization opposition group “Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2” posted on its Twitter page “#KTVA reporter covering ballot measure 2 loses her mind, confesses to being an owner of the cannabis club and quits while on the air.”

Alaska voters will decide on Nov. 4 whether to legalize recreational use of pot in the state, as Colorado and Washington have.

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Lean Green Antioxidant Flush

Lean Green Antioxidant Flush; Stoner Cookbook

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Okay stoner family lets be real, we all know our health pretty much determines our life span. With that in mind here is a healthy way to start any day. This recipe will serve 2 and only takes about 5 minutes to make. Let’s get started. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bunch of organic Kale
  • 1 oz fresh organic Turmeric
  • 2 oz raw organic sweet potato
  • 1 tsp of cannabis oil or 4g trim
  • 1/2 tsp organic black pepper
  • 1 cup organic apple cider or juice
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • Fruit of your choice

Directions

Place ingredients in a blender and purée. Drink immediately and enjoy.

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World Leaders Aim For Global Drug Policy Shift

World Leaders Aim For Global Drug Policy Shift

In a report to be released Tuesday, the Global Commission on Drug Policy, a panel of prominent political figures and activists, will call upon governments around the world to decriminalize drug use and legalize marijuana.

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Members of the commission, including former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, former U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, are calling for drug policies shaped by a greater emphasis on public health, as well as alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent drug crimes. The participating members also say it is time to permit the legal regulation in all countries of psychoactive substances like cannabis and coca leaf.

“The import of the Commission’s report lies in both the distinction of its members and the boldness of their recommendations,” said Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, a partner organization of the commission, in an email to The Huffington Post. “The former presidents and other Commission members pull no punches in insisting that national and global drug control policies reject the failed prohibitionist policies of the 20th century in favor of new policies grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.”

The report’s executive summary reads, in part:

The Commissioners call for an end to the criminalization and incarceration of users together with targeted prevention, harm reduction and treatment strategies for dependent users.

In order to reduce drug related harms and undermine the power and profits of organized crime, the Commission recommends that governments regulate drug markets and adapt their enforcement strategies to target the most violent and disruptive criminal groups rather than punish low level players. The Global Commission’s proposals are complementary and comprehensive. They call on governments to rethink the problem, do what can and should be done immediately, and not to shy away from the transformative potential of responsible regulation.

Members of the commission will meet Tuesday in New York City to discuss the report at a press conference moderated by Ryan Grim, The Huffington Post’s Washington bureau chief. The conference can be live streamed Tuesday morning at 9:45 a.m. EST.

Following the Tuesday conference, members of the commission will meet with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and U.N. Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson to discuss the report’s recommendations. The report is being released in anticipation of the upcoming U.N. General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs, scheduled for 2016. Members of the commission say they hope the U.N. will take their report’s recommendations into consideration in reshaping global drug policy.

“The facts speak for themselves. It is time to change course,” said Annan in a press statement about the report. “We need drug policies informed by evidence of what actually works, rather than policies that criminalize drug use while failing to provide access to effective prevention or treatment. This has led not only to overcrowded jails but also to severe health and social problems.”

The report’s executive summary summarizes the group’s multifaceted recommendations for policy reform:

  • Putting health and community safety first requires a fundamental reorientation of policy priorities and resources, from failed punitive enforcement to proven health and social interventions.
  • Ensure equitable access to essential medicines, in particular opiate-based medications for pain.
  • Stop criminalizing people for drug use and possession — and stop imposing “compulsory treatment” on people whose only offense is drug use or possession.
  • Rely on alternatives to incarceration for non-violent, low-level participants in illicit drug markets such as farmers, couriers and others involved in the production, transport and sale of illicit drugs.
  • Focus on reducing the power of criminal organizations as well as the violence and insecurity that result from their competition with both one another and the state.
  • Allow and encourage diverse experiments in legally regulating markets in currently illicit drugs, beginning with but not limited to cannabis, coca leaf and certain novel psychoactive substances.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity presented by the upcoming UNGASS in 2016 to reform the global drug policy regime.

“Ultimately, the global drug control regime must be reformed to permit legal regulation,” said former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso in a statement on the report. “Let’s start by treating drug addiction as a health issue — rather than as a crime — and by reducing drug demand through proven educational initiatives. But let’s also allow and encourage countries to carefully test models of responsible legal regulation as a means to undermine the power of organized crime, which thrives on illicit drug trafficking.”

The report comes as traditional punitive-oriented drug policies around the world are already being reconsidered and, within some governments, drastically reshaped. In 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to approve the legal regulation of the production, distribution and sale of marijuana. While the U.S. federal government continues to ban marijuana, two states — Colorado and Washington — have enacted programs that legalize the recreational use of the drug. Twenty-three other states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medical use in the U.S., and dozens more states are expected to consider legalization in some form in the coming years.

“We can’t go on pretending the war on drugs is working,” Branson said in a statement about the commission’s report. “We need our leaders to look at alternative, fact-based approaches. Much can be learned from successes and failures in regulating alcohol, tobacco or pharmaceutical drugs. The risks associated with drug use increase, sometimes dramatically, when they are produced, sold and consumed in an unregulated criminal environment. The most effective way to advance the goals of public health and safety is to get drugs under control through responsible legal regulation.”

Among the other members of the commission involved in the report are former Colombian President César Gaviria, former Swiss President Ruth Dreifuss and other political and business leaders from around the world.

“There’s no question now that the genie of reform has escaped the prohibitionist bottle,” Nadelmann, who is not an author of the report but is listed as a member of the commission’s “expert review panel,” told HuffPost. “I’m grateful to the Commission for the pivotal role it has played in taking drug policy reform from the fringes of international politics to the mainstream.”

World Leaders Aim For Global Drug Policy Shift

Alcohol Vs. Marijuana: A Fair Fight?

Alcohol Vs. Marijuana: A Fair Fight?

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People spend a lot of time comparing cannabis to alcohol. Fair enough. The two substances do have a couple things in common. They both get a lot of hate from people, they both suffered through long years of prohibition, and they both alter the way we see the world. But putting the two up against each other in a one-on-one comparison? It may seem like a good idea but are these two substances comparable enough to actually have that be a fair turnout?

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Alcohol has been around for a really, really long time. Fermentation and distilling and the process of making alcoholic beverages is considered a craft, something that not everyone can do. Which is true. The process of making beer and liquor is long and arduous, not for those who aren’t motivated. And the substance can definitely be enjoyed in moderation, as is the case with most things that exist in our world. The alcohol industry rakes money in, creates jobs, and produces a product that is one of the top selling consumer items on the market, especially with the economy being where it is. All of these things seem great but is booze really that fantastic? With a high rate of overdosing, maybe not. Alcohol’s effects are also far more potent as compared to marijuana, causing double vision, impaired judgement, and terrible coordination. And when someone experiencing these effects gets behind the wheel of a car or does something else that may cause harm to the user and others, the situation has the potential to get really bad.

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In the US alone, there are 88,000 deaths a year that are contributed to excessive use of alcohol. This legal substance that is sold at almost every corner store is the third leading lifestyle related cause of death in the nation. Over consumption of alcohol has lead to 2.5 million years of potential life lost annually or in other words, each person who died from alcohol consumption could have lived an average of 30 years after their death, had they not consumed the alcohol. In the year 2006, there were 1.2 million emergency room visits and 2.7 physician office visits that were found out to be caused by excessive consumption of alcohol. Additionally, the economic cost of excessive alcohol consumption in 2006? An estimated $223.5 billion.

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So after reading those numbers, alcohol looks pretty terrible. It’s also legal, which makes the fact that it’s so dangerous even more appalling. Compared to marijuana, alcohol looks like the monster that hides in every child’s closet. Seeing as how there are no ACTUAL recorded deaths that were directly caused by cannabis (at least none that my half hour scour of Google showed me), it would appear that cannabis should clearly be legal and alcohol should be the one that’s outlawed. Cannabis causes no deaths, it’s virtually impossible to overdose on the substance, and it doesn’t produce the same mind altering effects that alcohol does. There is no double vision, no abundance of over-sociableness, and no random urges to punch the stranger next to you in the face because he likes the Raiders instead of the Patriots.

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But while cannabis doesn’t have any deaths chalked up to it’s use this far, there are scattered reports that since the legalization began, there have been a handful of deaths that were a direct effect of marijuana ingestion. Relating mostly to edibles, these stories are pretty scary and leave some people wondering if there may be some kinds of brain that don’t handle THC the same as others. Perhaps certain underlying causes contribute to this incredibly violent psychoactive behavior? Or maybe just the low tolerance of these users is what causes the reaction. Or perhaps the person was ready to snap and these incidents are just coincidences. The reasoning behind the incidents is unclear but seeing as how an overdose of marijuana would involve ingesting 1,500 pounds in around 15 minutes, it’s highly unlikely that these deaths were caused directly by cannabis consumption.

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In regards to driving while under the influence of cannabis, traffic accidents in Colorado are actually down from the normal yearly average. And while that in no way means that you should be getting baked and driving, it does show that people aren’t being dumb about the new laws. The citizens of Colorado are showing that with legalization comes the concept of moderation, the key to using any substance, legal or not. In addition, teen use of the plant is also on the decline, compared to outstanding amounts of teen alcohol use.

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What is the bottom line? Cannabis and alcohol cannot really be compared. The two substances produce different effects for the person using them. For example, if two college kids are playing shot for shot (or hit for hit, in the case of cannabis) and one kid passes out and the other doesn’t because one drank or smoked a little too much, is it the fault of the substance? No. User error. Substances will exist whether we create them or not. Nature creates plants and animals (referring to some toads that apparently can make you trip out if you touch them? May be a myth… Don’t touch toads regardless) that get other animals intoxicated. You don’t see deer and bees running their little cars off of the road, do you? Or perhaps rabbits that eat pot plants geeking out and jumping off of buildings? The odd human desire for “more” takes over, creating issues that can lead to serious injury or in some unfortunate cases, death. People do not know how to moderate their substance intake, creating the few problems outlined above. If the human race could learn how to moderate, only take what they need and nothing more, then substance abuse would no longer be an issue.

Alcohol Vs. Marijuana: A Fair Fight?

Only Your Firest Will Do

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The Business Of Marijuana

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Many people who are pro marijuana use the argument “There’s so much money to be made!” when combating someone who doesn’t see the plant the same. And while it is a valid point to say that there is money to be made, there are plenty of people that will be “that guy” and ask you how. How is there money to be made? What does one have to do to make money in the marijuana business? The following is a few guidelines to what will create revenue in the marijuana industry.

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People at See Change Strategy were curious to know exactly how much money would be made in the cannabis business, which seems to be pretty profitable even now when it’s in the emerging stages. The company decided to analyze the legal market of marijuana, asking where things are, where they’ll be in a few years, and what we have to fight against. The study shows staggering numbers in favor of the plant, as you can see outlined briefly below.

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As of right now, the medical marijuana business is pulling in about $1.7 billion. That’s the market value of the plant right now, as I type this. Considering that the national debt is somewhere around $17.9 trillion, I would say that we need all of the help that we can get when it comes to making money. In addition, the project marijuana business profits will reach above $8.9 billion in the next five years, pouring money back in to schools, roads, and other programs while the feds figure out who got all that money they spent.

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With the implementation of a medical cannabis program nationwide, patients everywhere will be able to get a substance that will actually work to cure their ailments. 24.8 million people in the United States are eligible for marijuana medicine under current laws, which means that close to that amount will be able to say goodbye to prescription meds once and for all. The legalization of medical marijuana would also lead to new business ventures in paraphernalia, marijuana infused products, and the wholesale distribution of the plants, flowers, leaves, and seeds.

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The goal of the so called “Drug War” was to turn people away from using substances like marijuana. Thousands of dollars spent on “preventing” use, when they could have been making all of that money back and then some. Those involved in the marijuana industry that participated in this study said that they expect the business to grow at least 90% in the next few years, as more states lean towards full legalization. Cannabis is here to stay and people need to learn that. The plant doesn’t harm anyone and can only bring good in to a bleak looking world.

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A Stoned Family

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Who’s Next To Legalize

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The two states that have passed laws allowing for the recreational use of cannabis are doing well. Washington is about to open up for recreational use and Colorado has been making large amounts of money from the taxes, while at the same time lowering their crime rate and spending money on things that should really be important, such as free school lunches for kids. With such positive results, more states are sure to follow with legal marijuana legislation. But who will be voting on the matter this coming November?

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Oregon, who currently allows medical marijuana, will be asking voters this coming November if they approve of legalizing recreational cannabis. Last Thursday, pro-marijuana supporters turned in a petition containing 145,000 signatures (far more than the required number of 87,213) necessary for marijuana legalization to make the ballot. Initiative Petition 53 would give adults the right to possess up to eight ounces of marijuana and to grow up to four plants. The taxes, high as expected, would be $35 per ounce for flowers, $10 per ounce of leaves, and $5 per immature cannabis plant. Oregon residents were polled earlier this month and showed that more than half (51%) supported cannabis legalization in the state, while 41% opposed. The youth of Oregon had a great impact on the poll, taking up most of the pool (70% to 22%). In addition, the New Approach Oregon, the group that submitted the signatures required, had a statement on the measure, saying “The Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act strictly regulates marijuana sales and possession. It legalizes the use of marijuana by adults only and taxes the marijuana and it’s products to generate money for education, public safety, drug treatment, and drug prevention.”

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As for the state of Alaska, cannabis will make it on to the November ballot as well, legalizing possession of up to one ounce of cannabis as well as growing up to six plants, with three in the flower stage at one time. These plants must be for personal consumption. The measure also would approve the establishment of licensed and commercial cannabis production, along with retail sales to those over the age of 21. While public consumption will still earn you a civil fine, everything else would be taxed and sold much like in Colorado. However, there would be no additional taxes imposed on those who would be growing small amounts of marijuana for their personal use or participating in non-profit cannabis transfers of limited quantities.

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With just these two states thinking about legalizing for now, the country is sure to see more states debating the subject. There are multiple cities and states that are currently looking at their marijuana laws and trying to reform them in order to fit the needs of the citizens. The revenue combined with the positive response and the limited number of accidents makes legalizing a very appealing idea. For those who are located in Oregon and Alaska, be sure to vote for cannabis this November!

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Quality Stoners

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Dude Where’s My Kush

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The Mad Dabber

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