THCFinder - Marijuana Blog http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog Blog about medical marijuana dispensaries, politics and legal weed Darth Vader - Hybrid http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/darth-vader-hybrid-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3420_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="darth-vader-hybrid" 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/57730_3420_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="darth-vader-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3420_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3420_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="darth-vader-weed-4" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3420_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" />&nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3420_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="darth-vader-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3420_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; 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> COLORADO MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES OFFERING BLACK FRIDAY SALES http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/colorado-marijuana-dispensaries-offering-black-friday-sales <div> <img alt="co-dispensaries-offering-black-friday-deals" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/colorado-dispensaries-offering-black-friday-deals.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 187px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />From new marijuana strains for the holidays to gift sets and pot-and-pumpkin pies, the burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling to get a piece of the holiday shopping dollar. Dispensaries in many states have been offering holiday specials for medical customers for years - but this first season of open-to-all-adults marijuana sales in some states means pot shops are using more of the tricks used by traditional retailers to attract holiday shoppers.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Here&#39;s a look at how the new recreational marijuana industry is trying to attract holiday shoppers:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> OLD-FASHIONED DOORBUSTERS</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Traditional retailers sell some items below cost to drive traffic and attract sales. Recreational marijuana retailers are doing the same.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Grass Station in Denver is selling an ounce of marijuana for $50 - about a fifth of the cost of the next-cheapest strain at the Colorado dispensary - to the first 16 customers in line Friday, Saturday and Sunday. That works out to less than $1 a joint for the ambitious early-rising pot shopper. Owner Ryan Fox says his Black Friday pot is decent quality, and says he&#39;s selling below cost to attract attention and pick up some new customers. As Colorado dispensaries approach a year of being able to sell weed to all adults over 21, not just card-carrying medical patients, Fox says retailers have to do more than just sell pot to get public attention.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Pot shops are using old and new media to tout the sales. One dispensary is taking out a full-page &quot;Happy Danksgiving&quot; ad in The Denver Post and is inviting shoppers to text a code for extra savings.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> VISIONS OF SUGAR PLUMS</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Sweets and marijuana seem to go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows. Many dispensaries this time of year resemble a Starbucks at the mall, with holiday spices and festive music in the air. One of the state&#39;s largest edible-pot makers, Sweet Grass Kitchen, debuted a new miniature pumpkin pie that delivers about as much punch as a medium-sized joint. The pie joins holiday-spiced teas, minty pot confections and cannabis-infused honey oil for those who want to bake their own pot goodies at home. Even some edibles makers that specialize in savory foods, not sweets, are putting out some sugary items for the holidays. &quot;It just tastes too good, we had to do it,&quot; Better Baked owner Deloise Vaden said of her company&#39;s holiday line of cannabis-infused sweet-potato and pumpkin pies.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> HOLIDAY STRAINS</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Some shops are angling for high-end holiday shoppers, not an increase in foot traffic. Colorado Harvest and Evergreen Apothecary timed the release of some top-shelf strains of potent pot for the holiday season. Spokeswoman Ann Dickerson says they&#39;re &quot;sort of like the best bourbon or Scotch that will be competing on quality, rather than price.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> GIFT WRAPPING</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> What holiday shopper doesn&#39;t appreciate free gift wrapping? Or a gift set ready to pop under the tree? The Growing Kitchen is making $49.99 gift sets for both the medical and recreational pot user. The sets include the edible-pot maker&#39;s new Mighty Mint cookie, a pot-infused confection new for the holiday shopping season, along with marijuana-infused salves for muscles sore from the ski slopes. Other dispensaries are offering free gift totes and stockings with purchases.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> GIFT CARDS</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For the shopper who wants to give pot but doesn&#39;t know how the recipient likes to get high, Colorado&#39;s 300 or so recreational dispensaries so far have been able to issue only handwritten gift certificates. That&#39;s because banking regulations prohibit major credit cards companies from being able to back marijuana-related gift cards the way they do for other retailers.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Just this month, a Colorado company started offering pot shops a branded gift card they can sell just like other retailers. The cards are in eight Denver dispensaries so far, and coming soon will be loyalty cards similar to grocery-store loyalty cards that track purchases and can be used to suggest sales or new products to frequent shoppers.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Read more:&nbsp;<a href="http://abc7chicago.com/business/colorado-marijuana-dispensaries-offering-black-friday-sales/409449/" target="_blank">http://abc7chicago.com</a></div> Blunts or Joints? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/blunts-or-joints-20 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/whynotboth-blunts-or-js-blunts-vs-joints-or-both-thcfinder.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="bjs" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/whynotboth-blunts-or-js-blunts-vs-joints-or-both-thcfinder.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 445px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> High Times Amsterdam Cannabis Cup Proceeds Despite Threats By Mayor http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/high-times-amsterdam-cannabis-cup-proceeds-despite-threats-by-mayor <div> <img alt="cannabis-cup-issues" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/cannabis-cup-issues.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 244px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />Amsterdam was once the &lsquo;Mecca of marijuana.&rsquo; They had the best marijuana on the planet according to my friends that traveled there, and their laws were very liberal. After all, that&rsquo;s why High Times always held their annual Cannabis Cup event there. But it appears that those days are gone, as this year&rsquo;s Cannabis Cup has been the target of Amsterdam&rsquo;s mayor. Per The Cannabist:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Amsterdam &lrm;Cannabis Cup⬠was shut down on Sunday &mdash; its first day &mdash; for fear that &ldquo;all participants would be arrested,&rdquo; according to organizer High Times magazine.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The mag said the mayor&rsquo;s office had issues with the legality of the Cannabis Cup.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;This morning we were informed that if were to proceed with the Cannabis Cup Expo the event would be shut down and all participants would be arrested,&rdquo; High Times wrote on Sunday. &ldquo;In the 26 years of the Cannabis Cup, there has never been any health or safety issues, nor has there been any lawlessness on the part of attendees.&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> New rules in Amsterdam resulted in this year&rsquo;s Cannabis Cup being dab free. Participants are not allowed to share marijuana either, which drastically changed the Cannabis Cup. Yet, despite the attempts by the Amsterdam mayor to crush the spirit of the Cup, the event moved on with seminars as planned. Per High Times:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> It&rsquo;s official: What should have been a death knell for this year&rsquo;s Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam has only made us stronger.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> All seminars held at the Melkweg today were packed. Cup attendees, even after all they have been through, remained in good spirits and eager to learn all the insider secrets (grow and otherwise) that were unveiled during the day.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Again, this Cup and been a difficult one so far, but we (both HIGH TIMES and all Cup attendees) are standing strong. Until tomorrow!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> I&rsquo;m curious to see what the future holds for the Amsterdam Cannabis Cup. With Amsterdam becoming more and more conservative with it&rsquo;s marijuana laws, will the Cup continue to be held there? If so, will people keep attending the Cup knowing that it isn&rsquo;t the same as it used to be? High Times is holding more and more Cups in America, so will people just start going to those instead of traveling to Amsterdam? While I only plan on attending Cups in America, it&rsquo;s a sad day to know that the amazing event that has occurred in Amsterdam for so many years is not going to be the same as it used to be. In a way, it&rsquo;s the end of an era.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/high-times-amsterdam-cannabis-cup-proceeds-despite-threats-by-mayor/" target="_blank">http://www.theweedblog.com/high-times-amsterdam-cannabis-cup-proceeds-despite-threats-by-mayor/</a></div> White Russian (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/white-russian-hybrid-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3506_3.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="white-russian-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3506_3.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_3506_2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="white-russian-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3506_2.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 423px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3506_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="white-russian-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3506_1.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 337px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3506_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="white-russian-weed-6" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3506_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 675px; 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/white_russian" target="_blank">White Russian - Hybrid</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">White Russian combines AK-47 with the White Widow to produce a snowy plant with a pleasantly sweet aroma and a strong, clear high.</span></p> Is it legal to fly with marijuana? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/is-it-legal-to-fly-with-marijuana <div> <img alt="legal-to-fly-with-mj-on-plane" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/is-it-legal-to-fly-with-marijuana-on-a-plane.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 187px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />With the holiday season approaching, travelers likely have lots of questions about the rules set out by the TSA. Is mascara a liquid? Does a cane count as a personal item? Are ice skates allowed on a plane? And most importantly: Can I fly with my legally obtained marijuana? By Caroline Siede.</div> <div> &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> It&rsquo;s relatively easy to find out that mascara does indeed count as a liquid, a cane is exempt from the personal item limit, and ice skates are allowed on carry-ons, but it can be much harder to find a straight answer about flying with marijuana.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Earlier this month citizens in Oregon and Alaska voted to join Colorado and Washington as the four states where retail marijuana is legal for adults over the age of 21. Washington, D.C. residents, meanwhile, voted for a &ldquo;soft legalization&rdquo; measure. (Vox has a great breakdown of the current state of marijuana legalization.) Medical marijuana is currently legal in 23 states as well as the District of Columbia. It&rsquo;s used to treat conditions ranging from pain and nausea to Parkinson&rsquo;s disease, PTSD, multiple sclerosis, and a host of other conditions. Patients who successfully apply for a medical marijuana card are allowed to possess a limited amount of the substance, which varies by state.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> So how does that affect air travel?</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> THE BAD NEWS</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Under federal law marijuana is an illegal Schedule 1 narcotic deemed to have a &ldquo;high potential for abuse and no medical value.&rdquo; Federal law does not distinguish between medical and recreational marijuana&mdash;any form of the substance is illegal. Since airports, airspace, and airplanes all fall under federal jurisdiction, anyone found flying with medical marijuana is at risk of being detained, arrested, and prosecuted under federal law.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> THE GOOD NEWS</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Across the country once-strict policies are loosening and it seems the TSA is not immune to these changing attitudes. The official TSA policy states:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other drugs. In the event a substance that appears to be marijuana is observed during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer. Whether or not marijuana is considered legal under local law is not relevant to TSA screening because TSA is governed by federal law. Federal law provides no basis to treat medical marijuana any differently than non-medical marijuana. Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns. The final decision rests with TSA on whether to allow any items on the plane.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In other words, TSA is mostly interested in protecting its passengers&rsquo; safety and less interested in busting those traveling with a small amount of pot. TSA agents are not specifically looking for marijuana and if they do happen to find it in a routine search, it&rsquo;s largely up to the individual TSA agent to decide how to respond. Policy is to report the substance to local law enforcement. In states where medical marijuana is legal, anecdotal evidence suggests local police will often verify a passenger&rsquo;s documents and allow them to fly with medicinal cannabis if everything is in order. However, according to USA Today, the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado has resulted in stricter policies that ban pot in the airport but don&#39;t penalize passengers for possession (they just need to return it to their cars or throw it away before they go through security).</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Still, there seems to be a lot of leeway in these policies. In 2011, TSA agents at Denver International Airport found a small bag of marijuana in the checked bag of rapper Freddie Gibbs. They left the weed along with a note saying &ldquo;C&rsquo;mon son.&rdquo; However, that casualness definitely does not extend to larger drug trafficking. When Los Angeles TSA found 100 pounds of marijuana wrapped up as a birthday gift during a bag screening they promptly turned it over to DEA and LAPD.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Read more:&nbsp;<a href="http://boingboing.net/2014/11/25/is-it-legal-to-fly-with-mariju.html" target="_blank">http://boingboing.net</a></div> Headband (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/headband-hybrid-2 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3505_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="headband-hybrid" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3505_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 422px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3505_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="headband-hybrid-weed-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3505_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 89px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3505_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="headband-hybrid-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3505_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3505_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="headband-hybrid-weed-4" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3505_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; 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/headband_" target="_blank">Headband - Hybrid</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Headband is a combination of OG Kush, Master Kush, and Sour Diesel that provides a smooth and pleasant tasting smoke. Good for pain relief, relaxing, and relieving stress.</span></p> Georgia Bill Would Effectively Nullify Federal Medical Marijuana Ban http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/georgia-bill-would-effectively-nullify-federal-medical-marijuana-ban <div> <img alt="georgia-bill-would-nullify-mmj" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/georgia-medical-marijuana-bill.png" style="width: 280px; height: 181px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />A bill has been pre-filed for 2015 that would legalize medical marijuana in certain circumstances for the state of Georgia, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> House Bill 1 (HB1) is scheduled for consideration next year and was introduced by Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon). Called the Haleigh&rsquo;s Hope Act, the bill would &ldquo;permit the therapeutic and treatment application of cannabis and its derivatives.&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The federal government currently lists marijuana as a Schedule I narcotic and attempts to prohibit it for any purpose. Tenth Amendment Center national communications director Mike Maharrey says this clearly violates the Constitution.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;The Constitution delegates no power to the federal government to prohibit marijuana in the states. This power remains with the state governments and the people. Doubt me? Then ask yourself why it required a constitutional amendment to prohibit alcohol. There is no fundamental difference,&rdquo; Maharrey said.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> As more states take marijuana policy into their own hands, defying the federal prohibition, the federal government has become increasingly incapable of enforcing its unconstitutional prohibition. They simply lack the resources to stop the tidal wave. For those concerned about the health care and personal choices of people living in Georgia, this cannot come too soon.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;The last time half the states took action to nullify the federal government was in response to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850,&rdquo; said Maharrey. &ldquo;This is historic, and it can continue with the passage of HB1 in Georgia during next year&rsquo;s legislative session.&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Medical marijuana is an incredibly important issue pertaining to nullification and states rights. Because it is so overwhelmingly popular, medical marijuana can act as a metaphorical &lsquo;gateway drug&rsquo; to the idea of state and local resistance to onerous federal laws. With this issue, it is possible to show the residents of your state that local control better serves the needs of the people than the top-down federal approach that has failed for so many decades.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> HB1 marks an enormous step in the right direction for medical marijuana supporters and advocates of decentralized government in the state of Georgia. It signals that the public is ready to throw off the shackles of &lsquo;federal supremacy&rsquo; and take lawmaking into their own hands.</div> Lets get High together = ) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/lets-get-high-together- <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/getting-high-with-friends-lets-get-high-together-thcf-fun.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="lets-get-high-together" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/getting-high-with-friends-lets-get-high-together-thcf-fun.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Philadelphia Marijuana Arrests Fall 78 Percent After Decriminalization http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/philadelphia-marijuana-arrests-fall-78-percent-after-decriminalization <div> <img alt="marijuana-arrests-down-in-philadelphia" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/marijuana-arrests-drop-in-p.jpeg" style="width: 236px; height: 300px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />Philadelphia became the largest U.S. city to decriminalize marijuana possession earlier this year. The marijuana decriminalization measure was passed by the Philadelphia City Council after a hard fought battle. Since marijuana decriminalization took effect there has been a very dramatic decrease in marijuana arrests, as expected. Per Philly.Com:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Data provided by the Philadelphia Police Department to Philly420 shows a sharp decline in marijuana arrests since a new decriminalization policy went into effect. But, despite the change, some local residents are still getting handcuffed for weed.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> From Oct. 20 to Nov. 20 just 20 of the new tickets were issued: 14 for possession and 6 for smoking in public. Possession of under 30 grams (about an ounce) results in a $25 ticket. Smoking it in public nets a fine of $100 and community service.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> There were still 72 arrests for marijuana in the last month, but that was significantly less than the same time period in 2013. This year in the same period, there were about 320 arrests. Overall that&rsquo;s a decline of 78 percent.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> I would love to see statistics that show what other arrests occurred for other crimes during that same time period. Now that cops can focus on going after real criminals instead of arresting people for marijuana, the streets of Philadelphia are going to be a lot safer. I look forward to a day when there are zero arrests for marijuana in Philadelphia. Keep fighting until marijuana is legalized in Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania as a whole, and beyond!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source: <a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/philadelphia-marijuana-arrests-fall-78-percent-after-decriminalization/" target="_blank">http://www.theweedblog.com/philadelphia-marijuana-arrests-fall-78-percent-after-decriminalization/</a></div> Girl Scout Cookies (Hybrid) Strain http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/girl-scout-cookies-hybrid-strain <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/7321_24_15.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="gsc-hybrid" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/7321_24_15.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 392px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_24_3.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="gsc-hybrid-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_24_3.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_24_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="gsc-weed-hybrid-4" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_24_1.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_24_3.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="gsc-hybrid-weed-6" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_24_3.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; 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/girl_scout_cookies" target="_blank">Girl Scout Cookies - Hybrid</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">If you live in the Bay Area, you&#39;ve likely heard of Girl Scout Cookies. Whether it&#39;s from one of the songs by the famous San Francisco rapper, Berner or actually trying it yourself, Girl Scout Cookies is a can&#39;t-miss strain that will medicate you beyond your wildest dreams. A potent mix of an OG Kush x Durban Poison x Cherry Kush mother backcrossed with a prime-looking OG Kush father created possibly one of the best Northern California strains of all time. For those of you who are into the Bay Area rap scene, you%u2019ve likely already smoked some of this off-the-charts weed after hearing some of the songs by San Francisco rapper and collective owner, Berner.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"></span></span></strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"></span></span></p> Five Famous Writers That Smoked Weed http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/five-famous-writers-that-smoked-weed <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><img alt="five-famour-writers" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Five Famous Writers That Smoked Weed.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 185px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />Even though there are studies debunking the &ldquo;cannabis makes me creative&rdquo; idea, stoners everywhere will say otherwise. There are a good amount of people who smoke that are some sort of creative, whether that be a tattoo artist, a graphic designer, or a social media specialist. It&rsquo;s kind of like a &ldquo;chicken or the egg&rdquo; saying. Do creative people just like to smoke weed or does the weed enhance a person&rsquo;s creativity? Cannabis is said to be a mind expanding substance, allowing people to come up with better ideas and to transfer their thoughts to paper more easily. This theory is backed by the hundreds of famous creative people that have brought us entertainment over the years. From newer names like Seth Rogan to the not-so-known tokers such as Shakespeare, it&rsquo;s clear why people assume that weed and creative people just go together like peanut butter and jelly. Especially when it comes to writing, those who have a lot to write down usually have a bit of bud to help bust through that writer&rsquo;s block. As a writer myself, I do find that weed makes it easier to type. While this list only contains five names, there are surely many writers out there that utilize cannabis when working.</span></span></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <ol> <li style="margin-left: 15px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Since we already mentioned him, we&rsquo;ll start with Shakespeare. Although the famous writer didn&rsquo;t ever admit to smoking the reefer, it was reported that pieces of pipes were found near his garden. When researchers tested the pipes, they were found to contain traces of hallucinogenics as well as cocaine. Add in the fact that in Shakespeare&rsquo;s time, Elizabethan England was using the cannabis plant in fabrics as well as paper. Even if Shakespeare wasn&rsquo;t smoking weed, it&rsquo;s thought that he was using drugs to enhance his play writing abilities. If you read some of his works, it&rsquo;s fairly easy to see that the man must&rsquo;ve been using a substance, as one of his plays even contains a character that makes pies out of people.</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">As a horror writer, Stephen King has a lot of ridiculous thoughts floating around in his head. After his car accident, things got even weirder and his somewhat scary stories got terrifying. You ever read &ldquo;It&rdquo;? Ever read it stoned? King is a master writer and has admitted to smoking weed in the past. Plus, his entire book Tommyknockers was based on his fight with cocaine addiction, I believe, if I&rsquo;m remembering his words from &ldquo;In Writing&rdquo; correctly. King has even said &ldquo;I think marijuana should not only be legal, I think it should be a cottage industry. It would be wonderful in the state of Maine. There&rsquo;s some pretty good homegrown dope. I&rsquo;m sure it would be even better if you could grow it with fertilizers and have greenhouses.&rdquo;</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Hobbits, wizards, dragons, etc. You know that JRR Tolken was smoking something when he wrote the books on Middle Earth. With such a wide range of landscapes, characters, and plots, Tolken&rsquo;s imagination is something to cherish. Even now, his books are being made in to movies and creating splashes in movie theaters everywhere. If the movies are watched carefully, you&rsquo;ll notice that the hobbits love to get together and smoke &ldquo;pipe weed&rdquo;. Even Galdalf indulges in the smoking!</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Dr. Hunter S. Thompson was a well known drug connoisseur so it&rsquo;s no surprise that he&rsquo;s on this list. However, his work is so respected, it would probably be offensive to not mention him. In addition to being very in depth in drug culture, Thompson was also a novelist, journalist, and occasionally, a politician. Thompson reportedly told High Times, &ldquo;I have always loved marijuana. It has been a source of joy and comfort to me for many years. And I still think of it as a basic staple of life, along with beer and ice and grapefruits&hellip; And millions of Americans agree with me.&rdquo;</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">A poet, a writer, and a painter. Jack Kerouac is a well known name in the free spirited community. He wrote the book On The Road and the novel is practically a bible for those who enjoy drug culture. Kerouac created the term &ldquo;beat generation&rdquo;, characterized by a generation of people with respect to native cultures, sexual revolution, negative feelings towards war, as well as the acceptance and decriminalization of marijuana.&nbsp;</span></span></span></li> </ol> </div> AK-47 (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/ak47-hybrid-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3443_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="ak-47-hybrid" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3443_1.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 301px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3443_5.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="ak-47-hybrid-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3443_5.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3443_2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="ak-47-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3443_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 126px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/999999_3443_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="ak-47-weed-5" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/999999_3443_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; 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/ak-47" target="_blank">AK-47 - hybrid</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Despite its aggressive name, AK-47 has many peaceful tendencies. First bred in 1992, the name suggests the power packed in its dark, resinous, compact buds that bristle with red hairs and glistening trichomes. AK-47 has a spiced aroma bordering on skunk, with a hint of sandalwood, but tastes sweeter and more floral than the smell would lead one to expect. The AK-47 buzz is immediate and long lasting with an alert but mellow cerebral effect. Lab tests have rated the THC content at over 20 percent, making it a &quot;one hit wonder&quot; for many smokers. This variety can be a little spacey, but is great for playing and listening to music, or other social activities. AK-47 helped put Serious Seeds on the map with a 2nd place finish in the hydroponics competition and a 3rd place in the overall category at the 1995 Cannabis Cup in the Netherlands.</span></p> Five Awesome Video Games For Stoners http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/five-awesome-video-games-for-stoners <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="5-awesome-video-games-for-stoners" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/5-awesome-video-games-for-stoners.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 281px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></div> <div> Gaming and smoking go hand in hand. There are thousands of video games out there. Every gamer likes something different. Some prefer first person shooter, while others like RPGs, where others will be stuck playing puzzle games for days. With new games coming out every few months, it can be extremely difficult to find a game that you like playing without a little bit of guidance in the subject. Hence this list! If you have a favorite video game that you get sucked in to while smoking, hopefully we at least included one that&rsquo;s close! Now light up a joint and grab your controller.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Borderlands</div> <div> This game gets far too ridiculous! There are thousands of weapons combos, I believe it goes up in to the million combination mark. Since you can combine a fire thrower with poisonous bullets, Borderlands will make your head spin just from the weapons choices alone. If that&rsquo;s not enough for you, you&rsquo;ll love the open world style. Plus, you&rsquo;ll be able to change views from an RPG style to a first person shooter, while simultaneously leveling up your character to a massive weapon wielding monster. Did I neglect to mention the alien killing? The whole point of the game is to complete missions, kill Skags, and avoid getting your dune buggy stolen by bandits&hellip; Don&rsquo;t worry, that comes equipped with a gun too.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Little Big Planet</div> <div> Although somewhat of a cuter game, Little Big Planet requires some serious smoking in order to play. As a tiny little burlap bag person, your goal is to run around, collect bubbles, and free the worlds from tyrants that have started terrorizing the Little Big Planet inhabitants. The game can be two player, including levels that can&rsquo;t usually be beaten unless you have a friend. You get to customize your character with outfits too that include zebra stripes, bunny ears, and tutu skirts. The game also allows you to play on line, joining players from around the world in the hunt to collect bubbles.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Super Smash Brothers BRAWL</div> <div> Nintendo nailed it when it comes to Super Smash Brothers Brawl. The game includes characters from all different Nintendo heavy hitters. Play as Kirby, StarFox, or the Pokemon Trainer (which gives you a pick of Pokemon including Charizard, Ivysaur, and Squirtle) and battle your friends or play through the levels, eventually beating the giant evil entity that&rsquo;s been turning all the characters in to tiny little stone statues. This game gets even more fun when you&rsquo;re sitting around smoking and button mashing, as people tend to forget stats once the bong has been hit so many times.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Skyrim</div> <div> Getting high, playing a video game, and forgetting what year it was has never been easier. Skyrim is from the same people who made Elder Scrolls and will drag you in to a world of dragons and fantasy faster then you exhaling a huge hit in the form of a ten minute coughing bender. The open world allows you to go where ever you want and there are thousands of quests to complete. Some people have invested over 200 hours in to this game, only to find that they&rsquo;re still not close to beating it. If you&rsquo;re looking to get lost in an open world fantasy RPG, Skyrim is what you&rsquo;re looking for.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Halo</div> <div> There&rsquo;s a great deal of these games out now. While sometimes, they&rsquo;re kind of difficult to get in to, the Halo series is a great game to play if you feel like getting high and screaming obscenities at people on line. Killing aliens and zooming around the surface of strange planets is sure to waste some time. The game is multiplayer too, allowing your friends to join in on your sprees as well. Getting stoned and saving some planets never seemed this easy!</div> When you're stoned at work ; ) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/when-youre-stoned-at-work-- <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/stoned-at-work-fun-thcf-osdkljfsdkjl.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="stoned-at-work" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/stoned-at-work-fun-thcf-osdkljfsdkjl.jpg" style="width: 449px; height: 298px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Bill Introduced To Overturn Ban On VA Physicians Recommending Medical Marijuana http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/bill-introduced-to-overturn-ban-on-va-physicians-recommending-medical-marijuana <div> <img alt="mmj-for-veterans" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/medical-marijuana-for-veterans.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 210px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />U.S. House Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), along with ten bipartisan Congressional cosponsors introduced the &ldquo;Veterans Equal Access Act&rdquo; (VEAA) today, marking a concerted federal effort to allow our country&rsquo;s veterans to become medical marijuana patients in states where it&rsquo;s legal. The VEAA would simply allow Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians to discuss and recommend medical marijuana to their patients, a right enjoyed by physicians outside of the VA system.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;Post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury are just as damaging and harmful as any injuries that are visible from the outside,&rdquo; said Blumenauer, the bill&rsquo;s author. &ldquo;Sometimes even more so because of the devastating effect they can have on a veteran&rsquo;s family. We should be allowing these wounded warriors access to the medicine that will help them survive and thrive, including medical marijuana, not treating them like criminals and forcing them into the shadows. It&rsquo;s shameful.&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The VEAA is cosponsored by a balanced mix of ten members on each side of the aisle, as well as a range of members from states that have, and still have not, legalized marijuana for medical use: Dina Titus (D-NV), Justin Amash (R-MI), Paul Broun (R-GA), Walter Jones (R-NC), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Sam Farr (D-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), Beto O&rsquo;Rourke (D-TX), Steve Stockman (R-TX) and Steve Cohen (D-TN).</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In 2011, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) issued a directive which said, &ldquo;VHA policy does not administratively prohibit Veterans who participate in State marijuana programs from also participating in VHA substance abuse programs, pain control programs, or other clinical programs where the use of marijuana may be considered inconsistent with treatment goals.&rdquo; However, in addition to giving wide discretion to continue discrimination against veterans, the policy also forbids VA physicians from issuing medical marijuana recommendations to their patients.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For many veterans, their VA physician is their primary care physician and they have no need to go outside of the VA system for health care. In fact, since more than a million U.S. veterans are at risk of homelessness due to poverty, they don&rsquo;t have the option to pay for private physicians in order to meet their health care needs. As a result, veterans are either denied critical pain medication and other pharmaceuticals because of their medical marijuana use, or they are forced by their VA physicians to go without an important and adjunct therapy.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;Millions of Americans suffer from PTSD and chronic pain, but our veterans are even more adversely affected by these conditions, and yet we fail to treat them with the same level of respect,&rdquo; said Mike Liszewski, Government Affairs Director with Americans for Safe Access, the country&rsquo;s leading medical marijuana advocacy group. &ldquo;Veterans must be given the same rights and health care options that we give other Americans, especially where medical marijuana is concerned.&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Researchers were granted permission earlier this year to study the effects of medical marijuana on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). However, soon after, the University of Mississippi, the sole supplier of research-grade cannabis in the U.S., said it was unable to provide the requested strains, causing delays in the research. More recently, in June, the study hit another snag after the lead researcher, Dr. Sue Sisley, was abruptly fired by the University of Arizona.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In March, the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs published a study that found participants who used inhaled marijuana reported an average of 75 percent reduction in PTSD symptoms.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Read more:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/bill-overturn-ban-va-physicians-medical-marijuana/" target="_blank">http://www.theweedblog.com/bill-overturn-ban-va-physicians-medical-marijuana/</a></div> Black Domina (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/black-domina-hybrid-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_1420_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="black-domina-hybrid" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_1420_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/57730_1420_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="black-domina-hybrid-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_1420_1.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 400px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1420_5.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="black-domina-hybrid-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1420_5.jpg" style="width: 423px; height: 750px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1420_2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="black-domina-hybrid-5" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1420_2.jpg" style="width: 305px; height: 405px; 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/black_domina" target="_blank">Black Domina - Hybrid</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Black Domina is a powerful smoke. The resinous buds range from a harsh peppery scent to the dark smell of blackberries. Not intended for the sweet tooth, Black Domina buds taste smoky and spicy, leaving some tokers wondering if the pipe contains hashish along with the weed. It embodies the indica high, with overpowering body effects. This strain is a great buzz for a day off or a nightcap when no serious work lies ahead. This multiple cross is basically the result of stacking four of Sensi&#39;s heaviest selected indicas in one hybrid: the Afghani SA, the Ortega hybrid developed in Canada, and a combination of the Hash Plant and the famed Northern Lights, both of which have origins in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.</span></p> Ten Ways You Can Use Cannabis http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/ten-ways-you-can-use-cannabis <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="10-ways-you-can-use-cannabis" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/10-ways-you-can-use-cannabis.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 300px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <div> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Yes, it&rsquo;s for smoking. That&rsquo;s common knowledge, otherwise you wouldn&rsquo;t be reading this article. But as with most things in the world, the wonderful marijuana plant can be used for many different purposes. It is medical and industrial. With the right funding and some smart people who care about the planet, cannabis could be the most used substance in the world. Not only that but it would save us land and help to produce more oxygen, plus it grows far faster as compared to it&rsquo;s bark covered relative, the tree. So how can you use cannabis other than packing it in to a pipe and smoking it? Here&rsquo;s ten ways that cannabis can be used in order to benefit the people of the world.</span></span></span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <ol> <li style="margin-left: 15px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Medicine; the most common use for the cannabis plant is medicinal. After thousands of years of societies using cannabis in order to treat headaches, broken bones, back aches, nausea, cancer, and many other illnesses, people still have trouble accepting the fact that the earth gave us a cure for most health problems known to man. It&rsquo;s time to wake up, however, and take advantage of such a beautiful asset to the human race.</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Clothing; by making clothes out of hemp, we could completely eliminate the need for cotton. The hemp plant can be made in to fiber which in turn can be worn. Wearing organically made clothing would be great, plus hemp has numerous other uses and having fields of such a versatile substance could advance our society greatly.</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Fuel; surprisingly, the cannabis plant can be used for fuel. Seeing as how oil is a fossil fuel, there&rsquo;s only so much time left until we run out of it. Once gas is gone, we will no longer be able to fuel our cars. We will be forced to find an alternate source of fuel if we want to stay so mobile. It would be smarter to switch to a biodegradable fuel rather than a fuel that&rsquo;s putting huge holes in the ozone and creating smog clouds the size of Los Angeles.</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Fiber; in Colonial times, farmers ingested a lot of potatoes since the crop was so easy to grow. Since there was no such thing as fiber bars back then, the farmers had to ingest high amounts of fiber in order to counteract the not so great effects of constantly eating so much starch. Ingesting cannabis nutritionally helped the farmers with this problem.</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Pets; rather than putting a nylon collar on your pet, why not use hemp? With a less chance of containing harmful substances, hemp pet supplies are said to be healthier, more durable, and sustainable. While giving your pets pot to eat isn&rsquo;t such a good idea, your furry companion will be happy to nap on a comfy hemp pet bed!</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Hempcrete; concrete is a huge pain and is expensive. It wears under pressure and after a long enough time, it will crack. Not to mention, the substance is extremely heavy, so while it is a great building material, it&rsquo;s cumbersome. Hempcrete, on the other hand, is concrete but made from the hemp plant. It is half as heavy as concrete and will stand up to the elements longer. Hempcrete also assists with containing cool and heat, depending on the time of year, cutting down on heating and electricity bills. Additionally, hempcrete is far better for the environment, considering it&rsquo;s naturally made.</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Vitamins; hemp seeds contain high amounts of amino acids, providing a great source of vitamins and nutrients to those that consume them. For those that would like healthier alternatives to taking random pills that may contain poison rather than something helpful, hemp seeds are something that should be kept around. There are even cafes in Europe that offer hemp tea, hemp coffee, and even hemp lager!</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Rope; historians have said that early man used hemp rope to fashion bamboo stalks together in order to form rafts. So you could say that people have been using hemp rope for a bit. Stronger than what we currently use today, hemp rope is something that people would benefit from using for a multitude of purposes, including maritime purposes. If you&rsquo;re interested in seeing some history on hemp rope, you can join a maritime museum tour and find out all about it (get stoned first, of course).</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Food; instead of using butter or lard or even vegetable oil to cook with, using hemp oil is far healthier for you. Instead of putting anything somewhat harmful, use hemp oil instead. Sometimes, you can even medicate said oil in order to give your food a little added kick. But even if you don&rsquo;t want to psychoactive aspect, cooking with hempseed oil will make your food taste better and help keep that waistline small (hempseed compared to butter is ridiculously healthy, especially &ldquo;butter&rdquo; if you know what I&rsquo;m saying).</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Paper; reportedly, Ben Franklin owned a hemp paper mill in his day and it&rsquo;s even been said that the original Declaration of Independence is written on hemp paper! It&rsquo;s hard to believe that this wouldn&rsquo;t be true, as most farmers were required by law to grow hemp back in colonial times. Still, hemp can be made in to paper that doesn&rsquo;t harm nearly as many trees while simultaneously growing faster and healthier for the planet. As to why we&rsquo;re still chopping down forests when this simple plant could be used instead, is a mystery.&nbsp;</span></span></span></li> </ol> </div> Purple Urkle (Indica) Strain http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/purple-urkle-indica-strain <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3511_7.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="purple-urkle-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3511_7.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3511_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="purple-urkle-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3511_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/48622_3511_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="purple-urkle-weed-4" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/48622_3511_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" />&nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3511_5.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="purple-urkle-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3511_5.jpg" style="width: 140px; height: 140px; 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/purple_urkle" target="_blank">Purple Urkle - Indica</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Purple Urkle comes from Mendo Purps pheno and is native to the notorious green triangle in northern California. It is characterized by unusually long orange hairs covering small, dense, purple nugs when properly grown and harvested. The color is a purple much like that found on quality strains of Lavender, although despite common misconception, the two are not related.</span></p> Stoner Bonuses http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/11/stoner-bonuses <div> <img alt="stoner-bonuses" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/stoner-bonuses-thcfinder-article.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 305px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />People don&rsquo;t really think about the bonuses one gets from being a pothead. Of course, these days there are prime examples of successful stoners. These people manage to go about their entire days smoking weed. Most of their friends and coworkers wouldn&rsquo;t even be able to tell that their colleague of ten years is a mega pothead. But even those who are most successful like to get super baked once they get home. There&rsquo;s not a whole lot better than getting baked at the end of the work day. So what are some of the benefits of being super stoney?</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Let&rsquo;s face it; smoking bud makes living a little bit more bearable. These days, with people struggling constantly to pay their bills, smoking weed eases the stress of every day life. Whether it&rsquo;s a nagging boss or an absent best friend, Mary Jane won&rsquo;t let you down during those tough times. By smoking a bowl, you&rsquo;ll manage to ease all of the stress from your job, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, your car&rsquo;s transmission blowing, bothersome parents, or whatever the cause may be.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Suffering from a case of the Mondays? Probably if you&rsquo;ve had a weekend full of partying. Even if you&rsquo;re not hungover from weekend shenanigans, chances are you&rsquo;re dreading work on Monday. Well there&rsquo;s a cure for that dreaded day of the week. It&rsquo;s called weed. Toking up before you go to your dreaded job (or maybe not dreaded, maybe you just like to be high at work) is sure to make the day more bearable. Starting the day the cannabis way will make things a bit easier for you. And if you are in that fuzzy hangover state of mind, the weed will help clear it up if you pair it with a cup of coffee or juice!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Even with TV releasing new episodes of shows all the time, you do find yourself watching reruns from time to time. While some of those shows might be watched four or five times, even the best episodes get old after a bit. Smoking a bit (or a lot) of weed before watching reruns will not only make them seem new but they&rsquo;ll be way funnier. Futurama high compared to Futurama sober isn&rsquo;t a fair comparison&hellip; Dr. Zoidberg is funniest when you&rsquo;re baked out of your mind.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Suffering from an upset stomach or perhaps a migraine? Not really feeling taking some Advil or Tums (because we all know that shit tastes like chalk)? Marijuana is an amazing (and quick) remedy for an upset stomach, a headache, or muscle pain after a really brutal day at work. Taking a quick bong rip will take away most pain, not to mention settle your stomach if you feel like you need to throw up. With amazing health properties such as pain relief, marijuana is a great substitute for the less desirable handful of pills.</div>