THCFinder - Marijuana Blog http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog Blog about medical marijuana dispensaries, politics and legal weed Kush Dragon http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/kush-dragon-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://s31.postimg.org/51g4amiq3/46488_368343729917754_1279412390_n.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://s31.postimg.org/51g4amiq3/46488_368343729917754_1279412390_n.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Starbuds loses license for Denver marijuana grow in first decision of its kind http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/starbuds-loses-license-for-denver-marijuana-grow-in-first-decision-of-its-kind <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://i0.wp.com/www.denverpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/starbuds1.jpg?w=620&amp;crop=0%2C0px%2C100%2C9999px"><img alt="" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.denverpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/starbuds1.jpg?w=620&amp;crop=0%2C0px%2C100%2C9999px" style="width: 450px; height: 300px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.25em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: &quot;Source Serif Pro&quot;, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 20px; line-height: 28px; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; color: rgb(26, 26, 26); background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);"> Neighborhood push-back against a northeast Denver marijuana grow operation culminated Thursday in the city&rsquo;s first-ever&nbsp;denial of a routine cultivation license renewal.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.25em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: &quot;Source Serif Pro&quot;, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 20px; line-height: 28px; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; color: rgb(26, 26, 26); background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);"> Starbuds, a marijuana chain that grows plants on the second floor of its recreational shop at&nbsp;4690 Brighton Blvd., plans to appeal the decision by&nbsp;Stacie Loucks, the executive director of the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses. In&nbsp;<a href="http://www.denverpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/starbuds_final-decision.pdf" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px 0px 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(0, 52, 89); font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(0, 52, 89); font-stretch: inherit; text-decoration: none;">her decision</a>, Loucks agrees with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/07/denver-could-yank-a-marijuana-grows-license-for-first-time/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px 0px 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(0, 52, 89); font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(0, 52, 89); font-stretch: inherit; text-decoration: none;">a hearing officer&rsquo;s earlier findings</a>&nbsp;that the grow operation&rsquo;s odors and other effects&nbsp;conflict with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.denverpost.com/2015/01/31/residents-cheer-denvers-national-western-plan-but-concerns-persist/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px 0px 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(0, 52, 89); font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(0, 52, 89); font-stretch: inherit; text-decoration: none;">a new aspirational neighborhood plan</a>&nbsp;for working-class Elyria-Swansea.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.25em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: &quot;Source Serif Pro&quot;, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 20px; line-height: 28px; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; color: rgb(26, 26, 26); background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);"> Read More:<a href="https://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/23/starbuds-loses-license-for-marijuana-grow-denver/">https://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/23/starbuds-loses-license-for-marijuana-grow-denver/</a></p> Due Date - Clam Bake http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/due-date-clam-bake <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="256" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Tzi-aVNtrZg" width="455"></iframe></p> BlackBerry (Indica) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/blackberry-indica-3 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/48674_3504_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/48674_3504_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 283px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/51383_3504_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/51383_3504_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 85px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/14910_3504_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/14910_3504_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 123px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/blackberry"><strong>BlackBerry (Indica)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/blackberry"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">This wondrous strain stems from two quite potent strains: Black Domina and Raspberry Cough. The mother, Black Domina, is native to the Pacific Northwest and was cloned and sent to Amsterdam. Blackberry combines the overwhelming indica traits of Black Domina, and the sativa qualities of Raspberry Cough.</span></a></p> Congressional Leadership Resists Bipartisan-Backed Marijuana Reforms http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/congressional-leadership-resists-bipartisanbacked-marijuana-reforms <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://cdn.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/congress-medical-marijuana-300x300.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/congress-medical-marijuana-300x300.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Congressional leaders have moved in recent days to&nbsp;<a href="http://extract.suntimes.com/news/10/153/20972/bad-week-for-marijuana-policy-reform-congress" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">quash</a>&nbsp;a number of proposed marijuana law reforms.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Specifically, provisions previously voted on by Congress to expand medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans have been&nbsp;<a href="http://norml.org/news/2016/05/26/congress-votes-to-permit-military-veterans-access-to-medical-cannabis" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">removed</a>&nbsp;by leadership during the conference committee process. Members have yet to speak publicly as to why the language was removed. Both the Senate and the House versions of the Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill contained the marijuana-friendly provisions prior to the reconciliation process.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> The move follows a decision earlier this week by Republican leaders on the House Rules Committee to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.leafly.com/news/headlines/congressman-appalled-at-house-gop-for-rejecting-cannabis-banking" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">deny</a>&nbsp;members the opportunity to vote on a Democrat-sponsored amendment that sought to permit banks and other financial institutions to engage in relationships with state-compliant marijuana businesses. Senate Appropriations Committee members had&nbsp;<a href="https://www.leafly.com/news/headlines/cannabis-banking-measure-approved-by-senate-committee-still-has-a" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">approved</a>&nbsp;a similar amendment last week by a vote of 16 to 14. That amendment, which is now included in the Senate&rsquo;s version of the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill, awaits further action on the Senate floor. If approved, the Senate bill will ultimately need to be reconciled in conference committee with House leadership.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> In April, NORML released a Congressional Scorecard assigning letter grades &lsquo;A&rsquo; through &lsquo;F&rsquo; to every member of the US House and Senate based on their marijuana-related comments and voting records. To see what grades your Congressional members received, please click&nbsp;<a href="http://norml.org/congressional-scorecard" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> <em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;">Source:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/congressional-leadership-resists-bipartisan-backed-marijuana-reforms/">http://www.theweedblog.com/congressional-leadership-resists-bipartisan-backed-marijuana-reforms/</a></em></p> Chocolope (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/chocolope-hybrid-12 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/81645_2183_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/81645_2183_1.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 403px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/115742_2183_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/115742_2183_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2183_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2183_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/chocolope"><strong>Chocolope (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/chocolope"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">With Chocolope, DNA Genetics continues their project of creating tasty short-flowering sativas and reviving the classic features of old school Thai stick. The strain&#39;s father, Cannalope, is a sativa line backcrossed for fast finishing. DNA refined this feature still further, then crossed a Cannalope male with an Original Chocolate Thai female. Tasting is believing: the result retains the special flavors and effects of the OG Chocolate Thai, and lives up to the nickname Chocolope in flavor as well as genetics. It brings back a chocolate edge that was more common among good weed of the 1980s, mixed with the fruity sweetness of the Cannalope.</span></a></p> Government Employee Gets Job Back After Being Fired for MMJ Use http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/government-employee-gets-job-back-after-being-fired-for-mmj-use <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://assets.hightimes.com/styles/large/s3/MMJ640.jpg?itok=eUs34RqV"><img alt="" src="http://assets.hightimes.com/styles/large/s3/MMJ640.jpg?itok=eUs34RqV" style="width: 450px; height: 281px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.92px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> A senior programmer and systems analyst in Lane County, Oregon is getting his job back after being fired for his medical marijuana use.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.92px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> An arbitrator ruled in favor of 60-year-old Michael Hirsch, who used medical cannabis to manage the negative effects of cancer treatment,&nbsp;<a href="http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34501745-75/arbitrator-reinstates-lane-county-employee-fired-for-medical-marijuana-use.html.csp" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(128, 169, 67); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; transition: color 0.3s ease;" target="_blank">reports t<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">he Register Guard</em></a>. He&#39;ll be reinstated at his job next week and has received $21,550 in back pay.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.92px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> This type of ruling is rare&mdash;employees who are fired over medical cannabis use usually have no recourse due to federal prohibition. In June 2015, a medical marijuana patient in Colorado&nbsp;<a href="http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/fixgov/posts/2015/06/18-coats-v-dish-network-right-on-colorado-marijuana-law-hudak" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(128, 169, 67); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; transition: color 0.3s ease;" target="_blank">lost</a>&nbsp;his case against the Dish Network after he was fired for his off-duty medical cannabis use. The Colorado Supreme Court decided that federal law applied in this case, even though the patient was following the state&#39;s medical marijuana laws. &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.92px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.hightimes.com/read/government-employee-gets-job-back-after-being-fired-mmj-use">http://www.hightimes.com/read/government-employee-gets-job-back-after-being-fired-mmj-use</a></p> Ready for Liftoff http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/ready-for-liftoff-2 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://s31.postimg.org/y4xs0dapn/11424701_856395331121399_14068611_n.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://s31.postimg.org/y4xs0dapn/11424701_856395331121399_14068611_n.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Attorney Files Federal Class Action Lawsuit Against MSP, Oakland County Labs http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/attorney-files-federal-class-action-lawsuit-against-msp-oakland-county-labs <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> <a href="http://cdn.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/michigan-marijuana-1.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;"><img alt="michigan marijuana" class="alignright wp-image-47317 size-full" data-wp-pid="47317" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" src="http://cdn.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/michigan-marijuana-1.jpg" srcset="http://cdn1.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/michigan-marijuana-1.jpg 300w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/michigan-marijuana-1-175x175.jpg 175w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/michigan-marijuana-1-150x150.jpg 150w" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; float: right; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a>Komorn Law has filed a class-action suit in federal court against the Directors of the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division and Oakland County&rsquo;s Forensic Services Laboratory over 4th Amendment and due process violations in the way marijuana evidence is being officially reported to Courts by those labs. Also named in the suit: Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard and Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, head of the State Police.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> The suit names as Plaintiffs four individuals who have had these questionable lab results on seized evidence used against them in a court of law, and include Max Lorincz, Earl Carruthers, Jason Poe and Brandon Shobe. The full document is available on the Fox 17 website at&nbsp;<a href="https://tribwxmi.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/lorincz-crime-lab-federal-class-action-complaint.pdf" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;">THIS LINK</a>&nbsp;and via several social media sites.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> The suit seeks &ldquo;Declatory and injunctive relief,&rdquo; per the Court filing.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> &ldquo;Specifically, Plaintiffs bring this action because of the serious risk of deprivation of Plaintiffs&rsquo; liberty interests, rights under the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, and right to substantive and procedural due process. These deprivations result from the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division (the &ldquo;Forensic Division&rdquo;) intentionally misrepresenting test results regarding marijuana, at the behest of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (&ldquo;PAAM&rdquo;) and other law enforcement agencies, to support the charging of felonies when none occurred.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/attorney-files-federal-class-action-lawsuit-against-msp-oakland-county-labs/">http://www.theweedblog.com/attorney-files-federal-class-action-lawsuit-against-msp-oakland-county-labs/</a></p> The Tonight Show - Pros and Cons: Microsoft Getting into the Weed Business http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/the-tonight-show-pros-and-cons-microsoft-getting-into-the-weed-business <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="256" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Lkp9S1tP3Og" width="455"></iframe></p> Lemon Kush (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/lemon-kush-hybrid-7 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3569_3.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3569_3.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 333px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/999999_3569_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/999999_3569_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 201px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3569_5.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3569_5.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 94px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/lemon_kush"><strong>Lemon Kush (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/lemon_kush"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Lemon Kush is an amazing strain known for excellent flavors, especially when grown organically. The breeder remains mysterious, but there is nothing to be questioned about these dense, frosted buds that provide a long-lasting, lung-destroying high. This bud is a cross of Master Kush and Lemon Joy, providing a potent indica-dominant effect.</span></a></p> June 26: Washington, DC Support. Don’t Punish Day Of Action http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/june-26-washington-dc-support.-dont-punish-day-of-action <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Check out the worthwhile event below:</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Support. Don&rsquo;t Punish. is a global advocacy campaign to raise awareness of the harms being caused by the war on drugs. The campaign aims to promote drug policies that respect human rights and protect public health, to change laws and policies that impede access to harm reduction interventions and other evidence-based services, and to end the criminalisation of people who use drugs.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> The United States&rsquo; government is a financial disaster and societal menace. It&rsquo;s responsible for bloated government budgets and broken communities, especially those of lower financial classes and people of color. On June 26th, we seek to educate the public on the how their representatives are waging war on them, both financially and&nbsp;<span class="text_exposed_show" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;">socially, through the guise of the war on drugs. With local, state, and federal expenses put together, the average household spends anywhere from $296-$412, depending on the state, on maintaining incarcerated drug offenders.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> We will be posting up at some key DC landmarks with Support Don&rsquo;t Punish shirts, signs, and literature in an attempt to engage residents and tourists on the issues. Emphasis will be placed on the personal and governmental economic stress accrued by the drug war and the resulting failure of the criminal justice system.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Details on where/when to meet are TBD. If you are interested in being directly involved with sign making and planning, please contact Daniel Miles at daniel.miles@ssdp.org</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Source:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/june-26-washington-dc-support-dont-punish-day-of-action/">http://www.theweedblog.com/june-26-washington-dc-support-dont-punish-day-of-action/</a></p> Bubba OG (Indica) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/bubba-og-indica-7 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3291_4.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3291_4.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_3291_3.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3291_3.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 111px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/bubba_og"><strong>Bubba OG (Indica)<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3291_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3291_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 109px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/bubba_og"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Bubba OG Kush is a must-have strain, but honestly if you haven&#39;t tried it yet you probably are living under a rock or on the East Coast - in which case it&#39;s not your fault. Bred by Breeder&#39;s Choice Organization, this potent indica-dominant strain will cause you to think about devouring your entire kitchen and then some. Bubba Kush has buds that are medium-sized and tight, dark-green buds. They are also completely infested with trichromes when grown as top-shelf bud.</span></a></p> Mexico Will Not Legalize Medical Marijuana Anytime Soon http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/mexico-will-not-legalize-medical-marijuana-anytime-soon <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://assets.hightimes.com/styles/large/s3/Mexico-MedicalMarijuana_1.jpg?itok=s7QjpFXC"><img alt="" src="http://assets.hightimes.com/styles/large/s3/Mexico-MedicalMarijuana_1.jpg?itok=s7QjpFXC" style="width: 450px; height: 281px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.92px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Although Mexico President Enrique Pe&ntilde;a Nieto seemed hell-bent on legalizing medical marijuana earlier this year, a recent report from&nbsp;<a href="https://news.vice.com/article/mexicos-president-may-have-been-bluffing-about-his-support-for-weed-decriminalization" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(128, 169, 67); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; transition: color 0.3s ease;" target="_blank">Vice News</a>&nbsp;suggests that all of the noise surrounding the possibility of major drug reforms in a nation, which is plagued by some of the most vicious cartel activity in the world, may have simply been herky-jerky politics that could end up preventing legalization from happening anytime in the near future.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.92px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Last Friday, the Mexico Senate, specifically President Pe&ntilde;a&rsquo;s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), decided to sandbag the medical marijuana issue by rescheduling talks over the proposal until, at least, the end of summer. There is speculation that this sudden postponement could be an indication that lawmakers are no longer interested in pushing to provide citizens with a program that allows some legal use of the cannabis plant and that the whole grand scheme discussed in great lengths throughout the first part 2016 may simply get lost in the cracks of a shifty system.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.92px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.hightimes.com/read/mexico-will-not-legalize-medical-marijuana-anytime-soon">http://www.hightimes.com/read/mexico-will-not-legalize-medical-marijuana-anytime-soon</a></p> What strain are you smoking on today? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/what-strain-are-you-smoking-on-today-240 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://s31.postimg.org/417fpfkyj/1536469_583855708368778_175649604_n.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://s31.postimg.org/417fpfkyj/1536469_583855708368778_175649604_n.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Dead man leads Gwinnett police to $12 million marijuana stash http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/dead-man-leads-gwinnett-police-to-12-million-marijuana-stash <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/img/photos/2016/06/22/dc/2a/12mPOT.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/img/photos/2016/06/22/dc/2a/12mPOT.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 278px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 20px 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 30px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif;"> A dead man led Gwinnett County police to $12 million worth of marijuana on Monday.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 20px 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 30px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif;"> Gwinnett County police spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera said officers went to a storage yard near Norcross around 11 a.m., after a 911 caller reported finding &quot;a man slumped over near a white van.&quot; The man &mdash; later identified as 31-year-old Connecticut resident Johnny Taylor &mdash; was dead, apparently from natural causes.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 20px 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 30px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif;"> Officers &quot;looking around the scene for signs of foul play&quot; soon &quot;noticed a very faint smell of suspected marijuana coming from inside the van.&quot; K9s were called to the scene and didn&#39;t detect anything, but a box inside the van was eventually opened &mdash; and a large amount of marijuana was discovered inside, sealed in bags.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 20px 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 30px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/gwinnett-cops-dead-man-12-million-marijuana/nrktp/">http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/gwinnett-cops-dead-man-12-million-marijuana/nrktp/</a></p> Breaking Bad - Smoking Weed http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/breaking-bad-smoking-weed <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="256" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/U3csOnw1gbQ" width="455"></iframe></p> Pineapple (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/pineapple-hybrid-4 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/48910_1582_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/48910_1582_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/22132_1582_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/22132_1582_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 104px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/80141_1582_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/80141_1582_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 132px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/pineapple"><strong>Pineapple (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/pineapple"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">This strains sweet fruity undertones create a well-balanced high that is sure to leave both your head and body satisfied. A very mellow high. Balanced hybrid profile makes this strain great for pain relief and anxiety. Strong pineapple / skunky smell and taste.</span></a></p> Medical Cannabis Advocates And CARERS Act Sponsors Hold Senate Briefing Urging Immediate Protection For Patients http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/medical-cannabis-advocates-and-carers-act-sponsors-hold-senate-briefing-urging-immediate-p <p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> <a href="http://cdn1.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/blueberry-kush-marijuana-strain-11.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;"><img alt="blueberry kush marijuana strain" class="alignright wp-image-37222 size-medium" data-wp-pid="37222" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" src="http://cdn.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/blueberry-kush-marijuana-strain-11-300x300.jpg" srcset="http://cdn.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/blueberry-kush-marijuana-strain-11-300x300.jpg 300w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/blueberry-kush-marijuana-strain-11-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/blueberry-kush-marijuana-strain-11-250x250.jpg 250w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/blueberry-kush-marijuana-strain-11.jpg 600w" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; float: right; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a>Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) presented a briefing on the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act (S. 683/H.R. 1538) with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. The briefing featured policy experts and medical cannabis (marijuana) stakeholders who would be protected by the bill. Lead CARERS Act sponsor Senator Cory Booker spoke on behalf of the bill as well. The group urged Congress to take swift action to protect existing medical cannabis programs and the patients that rely upon them by passing the CARERS Act, a bill that is currently awaiting a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> &ldquo;Even though some form of medical marijuana is already legal in 42 states, federal law still makes it a crime to use this form of medicine, even in states where it is legal,&rdquo; said Senator Gillibrand. &ldquo;This is clearly a case of antiquated ideology getting in the way of scientific progress. I will continue to urge all of my colleagues in the Senate to support the CARERS Act, so we can help our families have access to the medicine they need without fear of arrest.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> &ldquo;The recent discussion about lifting the federal barriers to medical cannabis research is an encouraging signal, but we must remember that there are millions of patients in the U.S. who need medical cannabis today,&rdquo; said Steph Sherer, executive director of ASA. &ldquo;Patients should not suffer while waiting for the fruit of this research, which may take years or even decades to accomplish.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/medical-cannabis-advocates-and-carers-act-sponsors-hold-senate-briefing-urging-immediate-protection-for-patients/">http://www.theweedblog.com/medical-cannabis-advocates-and-carers-act-sponsors-hold-senate-briefing-urging-immediate-protection-for-patients/</a></p> ATF (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/06/atf-hybrid-5 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/113766_3466_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/113766_3466_1.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 799px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/116608_3466_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/116608_3466_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 200px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/47134_3466_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/47134_3466_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 123px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/atf"><strong>ATF (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/atf"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Great for stress relief and anxiety relief, Alaskan Thunder Fuck is a strong sativa that will have you feeling the effects soon after exhale. Can also be known as Manatuska Thunder Fuck because it originates from the Manatuska Valley in Alaska.</span></a></p>