THCFinder - Marijuana Blog http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog Blog about medical marijuana dispensaries, politics and legal weed Trainwreck (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/trainwreck-hybrid-2 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/trainwreck-weed-trainwreck-thcf-thcfinder-0001012sk.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="trainwreck-hybrid-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/trainwreck-weed-trainwreck-thcf-thcfinder-0001012sk.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 405px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_317_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="trainwreck-weed-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_317_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1782_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="trainwreck-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1782_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" />&nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1782_2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="trainwreck-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1782_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 114px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/trainwreck" target="_blank">Trainwreck - Hybrid</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Trainwreck is a sativa-dominant cannabis strain that hits you as hard as a freight train that you don&#39;t see coming. Burns quick and produces thick smoke that will almost certainly get you coughing.</span></p> Questions surround legality of marijuana tour bus http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/questions-surround-legality-of-marijuana-tour-bus <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="weed-tour-bus-club" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/weed-tour-bus.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 262px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></div> <div> SEATTLE -- Getting high while seeing Seattle. Tourism entrepreneurs are making that happen.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> It&#39;s been more than a month since retailers first started legally selling marijuana across Washington state. WeedBus.Club is an organization that allows passengers to get high on its sightseeing party bus.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;[People] love it,&quot; operator William Prigmore said. &quot;They take pictures, they [give] thumbs up. It&#39;s great. We get a lot of positive feedback about the weed bus.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The bus&#39; paint job sure makes what promises to be a mind-altering experience hard to miss. Betty Jo Jones, visiting from Montana, couldn&#39;t resist snapping a few pictures of the bus Tuesday morning along the Seattle waterfront.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;It&#39;s very unique,&quot; said Jones. &quot;It&#39;s something I don&#39;t see every day.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Prigmore says that curiosity is what&#39;s driving business. On a Tuesday bus ride from Seattle&#39;s piers to SODO, some early-morning passengers took time to smoke during a short pit stop.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;They can smoke on the bus,&quot; explained Prigmore. &quot;We go down to Cannabis City. They can buy it legally.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> There is no divider separating the driver from the rows of smoke-filled fun. A risk of a second-hand high for the driver is drawing concern.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;Most of the time when they&#39;re smoking on the bus, we don&#39;t have drivers in there,&quot; said Prigmore.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Seattle Police Department says it will monitor these tourism ventures.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Officers say passengers smoking pot is still considered public smoking, which is illegal. However, enforcing marijuana laws is the department&#39;s lowest priority, according to a police spokesperson.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The price for WeedBus.Club is $25 for an hour tour or a donation for passengers traveling a short distance. Prigmore says pot bus competition is heating up, so don&#39;t be surprised to see more of the new tourism vehicles on Seattle streets.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2014/08/20/weedbus-marijuana-tour-bus/14332813/" target="_blank">http://www.king5.com</a></div> Scorpion Joints http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/scorpion-joints <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/scorpionjoints-fun-stoner-joint-art-scorpion-js-thcf.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="scorpion-joints" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/scorpionjoints-fun-stoner-joint-art-scorpion-js-thcf.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 445px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> First Legal Marijuana Purchased In Seattle Donated To Museum http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/first-legal-marijuana-purchased-in-seattle-donated-to-museum <div> <img alt="seattle-mmj-donated-to-museum" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/first-legal-seattle-marijuana-purchased-donated-to-museum.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 186px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />Legal cannabis sales started in Washington on July 7th. The first legal purchase in Seattle was made by 65 year old grandmother Deb Greene at Cannabis City. Rather than consume some of the cannabis she purchased, Deb Green instead donated some of the cannabis to Seattle&rsquo;s Museum of History and Industry. Per Time:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> She purchased two bags of legal weed, one for personal use and another that was signed by Cannabis City owner, James Lathrop, so it could be &ldquo;saved forever,&rdquo; Greene told the Seattle Times. &ldquo;You don&rsquo;t use history.&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> It&rsquo;s pretty heartening that the Seattle museum will display cannabis, yet another demonstration that cannabis is moving out of the shadows and into the mainstream. The first legal purchase in Colorado was by a military veteran named Sean Azzariti. It is tremendous that the first purchase in Colorado was a military vet and that the first purchase in Seattle was a grandmother, not your stereotypical &ldquo;stoners&rdquo;. As far as we know, Azzariti consumed his cannabis, that he uses to combat post-traumatic stress and none of it made it to a museum, making Ms. Greene&rsquo;s cannabis at Seattle&rsquo;s Museum of History and Industry all that much special. It would be fun to be a fly on the wall at the museum to see what people have to say about the cannabis display. A time-lapse audio recording would be amazing, as the novelty wears off and decades from now, future generations are amazed that marijuana prohibition was a policy in the first place.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> These are truly historic times. Future generations will certainly look back and wonder what the big fuss was about, just as we are amazed that alcohol prohibition was even implemented in the first place and that racial segregation was the law of the land. Historians will look back on prohibition and wonder why such a harmless plant led to so many harmful public policies prohibiting it. Let&rsquo;s keep up the fight, keep spreading the word and put cannabis prohibition into the dust bin of history, so it will be a relic of the past, partly commemorated by a few cannabis flowers in a museum donated by a loving grandmother.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/first-legal-marijuana-purchased-in-seattle-donated-to-museum/" target="_blank">http://www.theweedblog.com</a></div> Liquid Butter http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/liquid-butter-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3249_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="liquid-butter-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3249_1.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 383px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3249_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="lb-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3249_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 300px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3249_2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="lb-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3249_2.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 300px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3249_5.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="lb-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3249_5.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/liquid_butter_og" target="_blank">Liquid Butter - Indica</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Liquid Butter OG is a heavy indica that comes with a full head and body high. The nugs are frosty and the effect is immediate. Great for relaxation and nighttime use.</span></p> Children And Legalization http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/children-and-legalization <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="children-and-mj-legalization" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/medical-marijuana-for-children.png" style="width: 450px; height: 307px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></div> <div> Kids and cannabis is one subject on it&#39;s own. So when it comes to children and the idea of legalization, things are a little different. While the parents in their lives may support the legalization of the plant, kids are still being taught in schools that the plant is no good. Not only that but that health risks are a very apparent issue for anyone under the age of 21. Children are being told one thing at home and another thing at school, making the whole process extremely difficult for their little minds to comprehend.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Parental responsibility is to explain the world as best they can to their child while still letting the child make their own choices about the world. A parent should not control but rather guide. Kids are creative and incredibly smart for being so small and we take their intelligence and innocence for granted. Parents try harder then ever before to control their kids constantly, monitoring their text messages, online time, and sometimes even drug testing. While it is important to listen to your parents, parents need to remember that kids need to grow in to their own person. A person that must also function in the world of 2014, which most of us know can be an unforgiving and unkind place. Sheltering a child will do nothing more then cause the child to live a very scared and unprepared life.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> When it comes to cannabis legalization and children, it&#39;s not a hard choice to make. Kids deserve to know about cannabis. Period. If a parent doesn&#39;t hide the fact that they use Xanax or drink beer and wine, then they shouldn&#39;t have to hide the fact that they use cannabis. Kids should understand that the plant is beneficial to the human race and that it acts as a medicine for those that are sick. It promotes a peaceful environment and a positive life, something that has been made difficult to obtain by the government and others bent on keeping marijuana illegal. Kids especially need to be educated on the benefits on the plant, while simultaneously not smoking it themselves.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Why might you ask? Well although cannabis does help the sick and improve the lives of many humans around the world, the information available on how THC effects the growing mind should definitely deter children from ingesting the substance if not under the direct supervision of a doctor. When children with undeveloped brains smoke, the THC prevents the brain from being fully coated in myelin, the chemical in our bodies that protects brain tissue from harm. If this protective layer isn&#39;t formed, there will be openings for other neurologically related issues down the road. The brain needs to develop correctly for the child to have a healthy life and ingesting cannabis while the brain is still forming can have negative consequences.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Programs like DARE are not effective and the numbers still prove that not only is alcohol still more easily obtained by kids but that less teens are using cannabis after the plant was declared legal in Colorado and Washington. With these numbers alone, people should realize that it&#39;s not about sheltering but educating. Without knowledgable adults or adults that don&#39;t share cannabis with their kids, the children of today will just put prohibition back on when they become adults. It&#39;s so important to talk to your kids about cannabis, explain the situation and prohibition, and tell them to make their own choice about it, after they&#39;ve heard an educated opinion on it.</div> Gods Gift - Indica http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/gods-gift-indica <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_434_4.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="gods-gift-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_434_4.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_434_2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="gods-gift-weed-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_434_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 135px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_434_6.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="gods-gift-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_434_6.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_434_3.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="gods-gift-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_434_3.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 108px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/gods_gift" target="_blank">Gods Gift - Indica</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">A strain that became popular in California dispensaries in 2005, Gods Gift contains flavors of grape, citrus, hash. Parents of this strain are Granddaddy Purple and OG Kush. No matter what you believe in, this strain is a &quot;gift&quot; with its strong THC content of 18-22%. Flowering usually takes approximately 8-9 weeks. Best for stress, pain relief and insomnia.</span></p> Arrested For Marijuana, Jackie Chan's Son Could Face Execution http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/arrested-for-marijuana-jackie-chans-son-could-face-execution <div> <img alt="jackie-chans-son-arrested-for-marijuana" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/jackie-chans-son-arrested-for-marijuana-possession.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 271px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />Chinese actor and singer Jaycee Chan was arrested for marijuana consumption and possession in Beijing Monday. The son of Jackie Chan, he could face up to three years in prison or, at worst, even execution if convicted.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Last night, China Central Television (CCTV) reported that Beijing police had arrested 32-year-old Jaycee Chan, real name Fang Zuming, and Taiwanese actor Ko Chen-tung. Both tested positive for marijuana consumption. The younger Chan was also caught with over 100 grams of marijuana in his Beijing home. Jaycee Chan, best known in Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland for film roles in Mulan and 2 Young, joined the Chinese entertainment industry in the 2000&#39;s. His arrest is the highest profile drug bust in recent history.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Arrested For Marijuana, Jackie Chan&#39;s Son Could Face Execution</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Both younger Chan and Ko can and probably will be charged and punished for drug consumption. It&#39;s implied that consumption carries a lesser punishment compared to possession. A police statement, however, says that younger Chan is currently held for suspicions of harbouring suspected drug users. Younger Chan may face anywhere from mandatory rehab to three years in prison for the hundred grams of marijuana police found. During CCTV&#39;s broadcast they mention that the Younger Chan can face other charges including selling drugs. Drug dealing in China is technically an executable offense.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Read more:&nbsp;<a href="http://kotaku.com/arrested-for-marijuana-jackie-chans-son-could-face-exe-1623744009" target="_blank">http://kotaku.com/</a></div> How many Joints have you smoked at the same time? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/how-many-joints-have-you-smoked-at-the-same-time <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/how-many-joints-have-you-smoked-at-the-same-time-before-thcfinder-0001.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="how-many-joints-have-you-smoked-at-the-same-time" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/how-many-joints-have-you-smoked-at-the-same-time-before-thcfinder-0001.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 396px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Canada Court Rules In Favor Of Marijuana Edibles And Topicals http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/canada-court-rules-in-favor-of-marijuana-edibles-and-topicals <div> <img alt="marijuana-edibles-and-topicals-canada" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/canada-in-favor-of-marijuana-edibles-and-topicals.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 187px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />Marijuana infused products are not new, but they are certainly growing in popularity. Marijuana edibles like brownies and cookies are a great way to medicate. They don&rsquo;t require inhaling anything, and the effects can be felt for a lot longer compared to inhaling vapor or smoke. Marijuana topicals are very effective at treating arthritis and tendinitis. I have bad tendinitis, and the only thing that works for me is marijuana topicals. Pharmaceuticals, over the counter or prescription, have done nothing for me.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Health Canada allows medical marijuana to be consumed by patients in Canada, however, the rules only allow consumption and sales of dried marijuana. That is, until a B.C. Court of Appeals judge ruled prohibition of marijuana infused products to be unconstitutional. Per CBC:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In her written reasons, Justice Risa Levine said this specification &ldquo;is arbitrary and cannot be justified in a free and democratic society.&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Levine went on to state that when patients choose to use edible forms of marijuana, it &ldquo;was a matter of necessity, or put another way, the restriction to dried marijuana interfered with their physical or psychological integrity.&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> I have no idea why marijuana infused products were banned in the first place in Canada. Marijuana is medicine, whether it be in smoke, vapor, edible, or topical form. If a person is qualified as a medical marijuana patient, then they should be allowed to consume medical marijuana in whatever form they choose. A &lsquo;one size fits all&rsquo; approach is harmful to patients. I&rsquo;m glad the B.C. Court did the right thing.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/canada-court-rules-in-favor-of-marijuana-edibles-and-topicals/" target="_blank">http://www.theweedblog.com/</a></div> Blue Widow - Indica http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/blue-widow-indica <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/blue-widow-weed-flowering-thcf-thcfinder-0001.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="blue-widow-weed-indica" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/blue-widow-weed-flowering-thcf-thcfinder-0001.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3498_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="blue-widow-weed-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3498_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3498_3.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="blue-widow-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3498_3.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 402px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3498_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="blue-widow-weed-4" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3498_1.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 600px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/blue_widow" target="_blank">Blue Widow - Indica</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Blue Widow is Blueberry crossed with White Widow. Very pale and sugary in appearance. Very pungent and smells like yummy candy with a piney fresh scent. Very berry and sweet fruity taste. Great pain fighter and delivers total body relaxation for uptightness in body or mind.</span></p> Big Business's Marijuana Misconceptions http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/big-businesss-marijuana-misconceptions <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="5-mj-misconceptions" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/5-marijuana-big-businesss-misconceptions-thcf.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 300px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></div> <div> Businesses are absolutely going to try to corporatize cannabis. They will attempt to take over the industry as is their fashion and push the &quot;little guy&quot; right out of the door. Stoners worry about the mom and pop operations that they have come to love so much. But as always, Big Business (much like Big Pharma) doesn&#39;t really care. It&#39;s all about the green to them... And by green, you know that I&#39;m not talking about good old Mary Jane. These fat cats want to make money, not help people. And to make matters worse, they don&#39;t really understand what cannabis is all about.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> - Cannabis is not tobacco. That&#39;s definitely clear. While they can be ingested in similar ways, the two substances couldn&#39;t be any different. While tobacco promotes lung, throat, and mouth cancer, marijuana has actually shown traits of anti-cancer properties and hemp oil has become one of the main ways to help chemotherapy patients. Tobacco claims the lives of around 480,000 people a year, far more than cannabis&#39;s measly 0 deaths, and even blowing alcohol right out of the water (88,000 deaths per year). Weed and tobacco aren&#39;t even close to being the same substance and should not be treated as such.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> - &nbsp;Cannabis is also not alcohol. Alcohol has very different effects when ingested as compared to cannabis. Both substances have survived prohibition which makes them both rock solid industries. But alcohol is used to escape problems most of the time, sometimes leading the user down a slippery slope that leads to alcoholism. Other problems stem from this, including cancer. The idea that cannabis and alcohol are totally different is only furthered by the fact that Washington state put their state Liquor Control Board in charge of handling the cannabis model and the state has been a complete disaster in regards to the marijuana set up.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> - Growing cannabis sucks. It&#39;s true. It does. The plants become like children to the grower and when one gets sick, the world stops. Cannabis may be considered a weed but it definitely does not grow like one. To produce the large, fluffy, knock-you-off-your-seat buds that most growers aim for, there needs to be a lot of love and care that goes in to the growing process. Chances are you will not get rich off of growing cannabis and will instead spend your time trying to figure out how to pay your incredibly expensive light bill. To be successful in the marijuana business, you must think of it like the Gold Rush. People didn&#39;t really get rich off of gold... But the people who sold the tools used to obtain the gold made bank.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> - People of all ages, races, careers, and backgrounds smoke weed. This is not a youth culture anymore. The marijuana community consists of parents, friends, families, grandparents, children, cousins, uncles, aunts, the librarian at your college, or the old store clerk that you paid for gasoline from. There is no &quot;typical&quot; pothead anymore. We are everywhere and people have no idea. No longer is weed a college outlet to hard drugs. It&#39;s our medicine, our pass time, our miracle plant.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> - If you&#39;re going to talk about cannabis, you should probably know about cannabis. There are some people who bash the plant and don&#39;t even really know what they&#39;re talking about. In this day and age, there are still people who try to get away with using the &quot;gateway drug&quot; theory. No, we&#39;re far beyond that now. The technology surrounding cannabis is evolving so fast that you&#39;ll miss something if you don&#39;t pay the utmost attention. Those that attempt to involve themselves in the cannabis world without brushing up their knowledge first usually fail... Hard. Know the laws, know your product, and know what you stand for</div> LA Confidential - Hybrid http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/la-confidential-hybrid <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_1370_4.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="la-confidential-hybrid" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_1370_4.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 406px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_1370_2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="la-confidential-weed-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_1370_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_1370_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="la-confidential-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_1370_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 99px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" />&nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1370_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="la-confidential-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1370_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/la_confidential" target="_blank">La Confidential - Hybrid</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">LA Confidential is a commercial seed strain that captures the genetics of OG Kush. An Afghan strain grown from clones, OG Kush first became popular in the Los Angeles market in the 1990s, and then became world famous as California rappers like Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill name-checked it in their songs. OG Kush offers a hash-like experience from reefer: a resinous smoke, deep and spicy-sweet like nutmeg, that draws the smoker into a lush, slightly trippy dreamland. While &quot;Authentic OG Kush&quot; may be hard to find if you&#39;re not a rap star, DNA&#39;s LA Confidential brings the secrets of this celebrity smoke to the market.</span></p> Man Uses Cannabis Oil For Cancer http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/man-uses-cannabis-oil-for-cancer <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="cannabis-oil-used-to-treat-man-who-has-cancer" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/cannabis-help-oil-can-help-fight-against-cancer.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 336px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></div> <div> Success stories are the best way to keep people positive about marijuana. Especially those stories that involve the scarier of the afflictions, such as epilepsy, Alzheimer&#39;s, and cancer. By reading the success that some patients have had once they begin to utilize the power of cannabis, we can point other patients in the right direction, towards a cure that really does work. These stories will also hopefully help people to see that cannabis is 100% beneficial to human life and we should be cherishing the plant, rather than sticking it in the shadows.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Trevor Smith is a 54 year old British man with three children. Back in 2012, Smith was told that he had bladder cancer. To make matters worse, the doctors informed this poor man that he would be dead in less than 24 months if surgery was not immediately performed to remove the cancerous nodes that had covered his bladder, prostate, and lymph nodes. With such an invasive surgery and the prospect of losing some of his organs, Smith decided to take matters in to his own hands and began researching alternative medicines on his computer. He stumbled across the cannabis oil cure and was immediately interested. Smith then made the choice to try oil rather then undergo the potentially life threatening surgery.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Ten weeks after Smith was supposed to have the surgery, the doctors say that Smith has gone in to remission, even though they previously warned him of imminent death if he did not go through surgery. Regardless, Smith has now been cancer free for over a year now and he claims that his life is owed to the healing properties of cannabis oil. Now that this 54 year old knows the positive benefits of this treatment, he is insisting that more people be aware of the medical cannabis benefits that most people turn a blind eye to.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Smith and his wife actually wrote a book to chronicle the events that they went through while using the oil. Over ten weeks, Smith ingested 60 grams of cannabis oil a day. The oil regimen was paired with a healthy diet and vitamin supplements that had also been recommended as an alternative to surgery. However, Smith had attempted this method without the oil prior to his discovery of the substance and the cancer was still managing to spread. He and his wife, 55 year old Carol, were not fond users of cannabis before this incident but they have had their minds drastically changed by the increase of life that Smith now possesses.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Studies produced by the National Cancer Institute state that there were anti-tumor effects contained in cannabinoids. When cannabinoids were given to rats and mice, the size of their cancerous tumors shrunk drastically. This happens because the cannabinoids inhibit the growth of new cancer cells, invasive tumors, and the development of new cells that are needed for cancerous tumor growth. The end findings of these studies done by the National Cancer Institute lead to one statement; cannabinoids appear to destroy only tumor cells, while not effecting the healthy cells present in the body, plus offer a form of protection against future attacks of cancerous tumors. The evidence is clear. Cannabis can help the sick and it&#39;s time to stop oppressing it.</div> Do you think God gets stoned? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/do-you-think-god-gets-stoned <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/do-you-think-god-gets-stoned-robin-williams-rip.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="do-you-think-god-gets-stoned" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/do-you-think-god-gets-stoned-robin-williams-rip.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 298px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Barcelona Closes One Third Of Its Cannabis Clubs http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/barcelona-closes-one-third-of-its-cannabis-clubs <div> <img alt="barcelona-closes-lots-of-its-cannabis-clubs" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/barcelona-closes-down-many-of-their-cannabis-clubs.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 187px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />I have had many friends visit Barcelona, Spain, and they always comment on how marijuana friendly it is. The marijuana is top quality, affordable, and isn&rsquo;t hard to find from what people tell me. I have never been there before, but I plan on making a trip there someday. Barcelona has had a growing reputation as a top marijuana tourism destination in Europe. It sounds like that reputation isn&rsquo;t sitting well with government officials. Per Forbes:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> After conducting inspections of 145 of the fast-growing cannabis clubs, city officials announced &ldquo;deficiencies&rdquo; in management of almost 50 of them, including the illegal sale of cannabis, attempting to attract non-members to their premises, poor ventilation and problems for the neighborhoods where they&rsquo;re located.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Alerted by an article in the New York Times, Barcelona&rsquo;s government decided to take on the city&rsquo;s growing international reputation as a haven for weed smokers.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> According to media reports, there are over 700 cannabis clubs across Spain. I think it&rsquo;s better to have marijuana sales and activity being funneled through the clubs, rather than in dark alleys and on street corners. As a possible tourist to Spain, I plan on trying to acquire marijuana while I&rsquo;m there. I feel much safer visiting a brick and mortar establishment than tracking down the local drug dealer who may or may not rob me.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/barcelona-closes-one-third-of-its-cannabis-clubs/" target="_blank">http://www.theweedblog.com</a></div> Darth Vader - Hybrid http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/darth-vader-hybrid <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/darth-vader-weed-medical-cannabis-darth-vader-weed.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="darth-vader-hybrid" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/darth-vader-weed-medical-cannabis-darth-vader-weed.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 300px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="darth-vader-weed-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3420_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 300px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3420_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="darth-vader-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3420_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 336px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/47930_3420_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="darth-vader-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/47930_3420_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 287px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/darth_vader" target="_blank">Darth Vader - Hybrid</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Darth Vader OG is an indica dominant strain, the child of Kush and Afghani. The bud has a very dark purple hue, which gives this strain its name. The scent is sweet with a slight sour grape background. The taste is a little bit skunky, but has a background of sweet grape finish.</span></p> Seven Terpenes Found In Cannabis http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/seven-terpenes-found-in-cannabis <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="seven-terpens-in-cannabis" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/cannabis-terpenes.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 326px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <p> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The first thought in your head is probably &quot;what the hell is a terpene?&quot; Fair question. Terpenes are a widespread group of what&#39;s called organic hydro carbons and are produced by many plants that we find in the world today. Also, there are terpenoids that are terpenes that have been chemically modified. This chemically modified group includes the cannabinoids. When you light the plants on fire, this causes the chemical reaction, leading the plant to cause an effect on the person that is inhaling.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Effects of the terpenes and terpenoids to animals vary but are widespread and extremely positive. From characteristics like anti-microbial, anti-oxident, anti-carcinogenic, painkillers, muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety and in the case of our favorite plant, psychoactive, terpenes are definitely an asset... For the most part. It&#39;s important to be aware that there are some poisons ones out there that act as natural pest control but can also be dangerous to pets, such as the poison hemlock tree.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">In cannabis alone, there are 120 different kinds of terpenes. The levels of each one varies, from just a little bit found to a whole lot. The terpenes are located in the trichomes, which is also the spot where the THC resides. The trichomes give weed that glittery shiny look that stoners love so much and also harbor the psychoactive ingredients that are needed to achieve pothead bliss. For those of you that grow, this is why harvest should happen early in the morning! As the day goes on and light/heat increase, there are more and more terpenes being vaporized by the sun. Here are seven of the 120 terpenes that are found in the cannabis plant.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">1. Caryophyllene gives off a spicy yet sweet aroma that could also be called woodsy, maybe with a hint of pepper. It&#39;s a very homey smell that permeates some buds and once you crack them open, you get a whiff of what smells like a secluded little cabin tucked away in the woods of Colorado somewhere. It&#39;s definitely a great smell. In addition, it can be used topically in clove oil to assist with inflammation as well as a treatment for toothache. Caryophyllene is also the terpene that drug dogs are taught to smell for, since THC doesn&#39;t actually smell like anything.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">2. Borneol is very menthol, laced with traces of camphor and pine. Borneol is found primarily in cinnamon and wormwood and is used as a calming sedative in Chinese medicine. The borneol terpene is directed to assist with recovery and fatigue, improving the energy of the user.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">3. Limonene resembles that citrus smell, which is definitely craved in the pothead community. Weed that smells like fruit? Hell yeah. Limonene is what causes this with it&#39;s lemon/lime/orange scent. With a slight hint of peppermint as well, limonene repels predators and is what is found in the rinds of citrus fruits, among others. When paired with other terpenes, limonene becomes anti-bacterial and can also fight off fungus, cancer causing agents, and depression. It also promotes the absorption of other terpenes in to the body by allowing them to quickly penetrate cell membranes. One more thing? This terpene may be the reason that physically smoking marijuana doesn&#39;t cause cancerous problems in the lungs.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">4. Myrcene is very earthy and resembles cloves but also with a tropical mango-ish scent. This makes a lot of sense, as Myrcene can also make the smoker more high if ingested prior to the session. It is suggested that you ingest a mango one hour prior to smoking to get the best experience possible from your weed.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">5. Delta3Carene is used a lot in aroma therapy to dry excess liquid such as tears, runny noses, perspiration, and menstrual cycles. It smells sweet and piney, something definitely comforting. This terpene is what causes the dry eyes/dry mouth (cottonmouth) that some stoner experience after smoking.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">6. Cineole/Eucalyptol smells of spicy mint but leaves you feeling pretty refreshed. Thought to be the cause of the cannabis creativity effect, cineole and eucalyptol are used to increase circulation and pain relief. It is fast acting, crossing the blood brain barrier to trigger a response in the brain faster than other terpenes.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">7. Linalool smells of lily, citrus, and candied spice. This terpene is the calming effect of cannabis, giving the user the sedative and anti-anxiety effects that are so sought after in cannabis consumption. This effect is also cause by lavender.</span></p> Master Kush - Hybrid http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/master-kush-hybrid-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/48700_3577_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="master-kush-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/48700_3577_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 279px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3577_2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="master-kush-weed-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3577_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/999999_3577_2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="master-kush-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/999999_3577_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 84px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3577_5.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="master-kush-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3577_5.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 200px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/master_kush" target="_blank">Master Kush - Hybrid</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Extracted courageously from Afghanistan&#39;s Hindu Kush region, the Master Kush strain of marijuana is a variety that stays compact and is forgiving to the inexperienced marijuana gardener. It grows powerfully in just about any medium including coco, soil, hydroton, water and even air. When explored through toking, Master Kush cannabis presents a highly potent smoking experience that is sweet, citrusy, earthy and smoothed. The high will enliven your creativity, spark your passion for living - and increase your appetite.</span></p> Why Stoners Will Love Lucy http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/08/why-stoners-will-love-lucy <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="stoners-will-love-lucy" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/why-stoners-will-love-the-movie-lucy.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 191px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></div> <div> Movies are a huge part of the pothead society. We love to watch flicks, what can we say? There are tons of movies out there that people consider stoner classics but the market is a cutthroat one and rivaling for the short attention span of smokers is tough. But thanks to the director of The Fifth Element (another awesome stoner movie that you should watch if you haven&#39;t by now) Luc Besson, the new Scarlett Johansen movie may prove to be something that stoners really enjoy. Be careful reading though... This contains some spoilers that you won&#39;t want to read if you haven&#39;t seen it!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;Life was given to us a billion years ago. What have we done with it?&quot; is what Lucy says during the opening scenes, over the prehistoric dawn of man. A question that stoners seem to ask a lot, this would definitely appeal to most of the potheads that I know. Be sure that you&#39;ve got your weed stocked up before watching this movie, as I heard that it&#39;s not as good if you&#39;re not baked. But with the futuristic cityscape of Taipei, the movie does a good job of drawing you in so at least they&#39;ve got your attention. It&#39;s a little futuristic, a little &quot;today&quot;, and definitely for stoners.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Lucy is basically forced to work for Korean gangsters and starts to smuggle drugs, something that a lot of stoners may be able to relate to (not smuggling so much but almost everyone I know that smokes weed has also sold it at some point in their lives). Against her choice, Lucy is forced to ingest bags of magical drugs that look like blue crystals, called CPH4. The drugs cause mind bending experiences, rivaling the drug that the movie may or may have not been subliminally named after.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> When the drugs enter Lucy&#39;s system, not only does she suddenly defy gravity as the transformation happens, her eyes begin to flash in crazy cosmic shifts, including galaxies, animal eyes, and other strange images projected. She begins to see how the trees grow, how cell phones operate, and how the human body functions. Flashback to the Matrix and Neo, the One, who could see bodies made of binary code. Lucy also gains the ability to slow down and speed up time, basically making her a remote control to the universe.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> You may like the movie or you may not. Whatever the case is, it&#39;s definitely recommended that you give it a shot. Be sure that you get nice and baked to ensure that you have a somewhat good time. Grab your popcorn (medicate that shit if you can), maybe a medicated lemonade drink, and get to watching!</div>