THCFinder - Marijuana Blog http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog Blog about medical marijuana dispensaries, politics and legal weed Strawberry Diesel - Hybrid http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/strawberry-diesel-hybrid <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3512_5.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="strawberry-diesel-hybrid" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3512_5.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 298px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3512_6.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="strawberry-diesel-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3512_6.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3512_4.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="strawberry-diesel-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3512_4.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3512_3.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="strawberry-diesel-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3512_3.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 110px; 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/strawberry_diesel" target="_blank">Strawberry Diesel - Hybrid</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">A sativa-dominant hybrid covered in orange hairs with an intense odor and trichome-covered nugs. High is intense and long-lasting, not recommended for complex tasks.</span></p> Medicated Chicken Breast Recipe http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/medicated-chicken-breast-recipe <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="medicated-chicken-breast-recipe" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/medicated-chicken-breast-recipe-thcfinder.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 300px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></div> <div> Not every cannabis infused treat has to be made with a ton of sugar and chocolate. Since cannabis can be made in to butters, oils, sugars, and flours, you can pretty much make any regular meal with cannabis added in to it. This particular recipe will leave you with an amazing chicken breast that not only tastes amazing but will also get you super stoned as well. You can also store the chicken after it is prepared to eat later or you could cut it up and make sandwiches, chicken salad, or some other dish that you might happen to be fond of!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> What You&#39;ll Need;</div> <div> 1/4 cup dry white wine, or chicken broth</div> <div> 1 teaspoon dried tarragon</div> <div> 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts</div> <div> 4 tablespoons liquid cannabutter</div> <div> 1/4 teaspoon salt</div> <div> 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard</div> <div> 1/2 cup heavy cream</div> <div> 1/4 teaspoon pepper</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Be sure to clean the chicken well before handling it and remember to clean your hands before and after dealing with raw meats. After you&#39;ve made sure that your hands are clean, lay the chicken breasts out on a piece of tinfoil and sprinkle them with the salt and pepper. Taking a large skillet, heat the cannabutter over medium heat and add the chicken. Saut&eacute; until fully cooked, around 11 minutes total. Be sure to turn them once to be sure that both sides get some heat. Once the chicken is cooked, move it to a warm plate and be sure to keep it warm while you prepare the rest of the meal.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Take the wine (or chicken broth, whichever you chose) and pour in to the hot skillet. Cook this while continuously stirring until the amount is reduced by half. Add in the tarragon, cream, and mustard and whisk them all together, while still cooking, for about 2 minutes or until the mixture is thick. If there are juices from the chicken on the plate that you have been letting them sit on, pour them in to the sauce. Once you are ready to eat the chicken, slowly drizzle the sauce over the meat. You can also add some medicated green beans to this meal and possibly even some cannabis infused mashed potatoes! Enjoy!</div> Alcohol vs. Weed http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/alcohol-vs.-weed-2 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/alcohol-vs-weed-the-aftermath.gif" target="_blank"><img alt="alcohol-vs-weed-aftermath" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/alcohol-vs-weed-the-aftermath.gif" style="width: 350px; height: 197px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> How To Make Dry Ice Hash http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/how-to-make-dry-ice-hash <div> <img alt="making-dry-ice-hash" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/dry-ice-hash-how-to-make-dry-ice-hash-thcf.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 210px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />By Aarr Kellz &ndash; Spaceship Earth Farms</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> I have been making dry ice hash for a few years now, and find it is wonderful to use in tinctures and edibles. It is also great in a vaporizer, or sprinkled on top of bowls of flower. The good news is that making it is fairly easy. Let&rsquo;s get right to it.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> What You Will Need:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> First thing&rsquo;s first. CANNABIS. If you are not going to use ground up bud, then get the best quality sugar leaf that you can. Avoid sun leaves, unless they have tricomes on them, and even then trim off the portions of the leaves that lack tricomes. The dry ice has the ability to break the leaf matter down into particles tiny enough, that they pass through the screen. So the more sugary your trim is, the more pure your final product will be.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Next, you will need a FIVE GALLON MESH EXTRACTION BAG. They can be found on the web, or at your local store. They make them in many sizes, though I have personally found that the 160 Micron size works best, and produces a very high-grade product.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> You will also want GLOVES, to handle the dry ice, as it will be very cold. It should not be handled without protection.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Of course you will need DRY ICE. I live in Oregon, so I can go to the grocery store to get dry ice. It cost anywhere from $1.00 to $1.50 per pound. I usually use about two pounds for every quarter pound of trim.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Finally, you will need to acquire a FIVE GALLON BUCKET and a FLAT SURFACE, such as a mirror or smooth, clean table top.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> How it&rsquo;s Done:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> First, GRIND UP THE BUD, or trim. Not so fine that it is a powder, but not too chunky either. You want it to be the about the consistency of fresh snow, in between sugar and brown sugar if you&rsquo;ve never seen any. Break up one pound of dry ice into chunks and place in the bucket. Please! Be careful not to break up the ice in the bucket. The chemical</div> <div> reaction will make the plastic so cold that it becomes brittle and can shatter, say, if you were to hit it with a hammer.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Next, SPRINKLE THE TRIM in the bucket over the dry ice and position the extraction bag over the bucket. Wait about three minutes, and then shake the bucket a little, to allow the trim to mix with the dry ice.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Then, WAIT one more additional minute for everything to get nice and frigid.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Turn it (the bucket) over, and begin to SHAKE over the flat surface. Not too violently, yet with purpose and determination. Shake the bucket for about two minutes, until you will see a fine powder start to come out of the screen, along with a gas from the dry ice. Be careful to keep shaking over the flat surface, as everything under the bucket that the gas touches directly will be coated in blonde hash powder.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> After you have shaken the bucket for about 4 minutes the powder will start CHANGING COLOR from the initial blonde, to a mint green. This means that the dry ice has separated most of the tricomes from the plant material, and the hash is now ready to be gathered. Use a flat plastic card, to scrape all of the powder into a pile. The dry ice hash can then be stored in a container, or pressed together with a hash press for future use.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> If you are in the Portland, Oregon area, then check out Portland Hydroponics &amp; Organics | 11564 SW Pacific Highway | Tigard, OR 97223 | 503-746-4303 for all of your extraction or grow needs.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/how-to-make-dry-ice-hash/" target="_blank">http://www.theweedblog.com</a></div> Abusive OG - Sativa http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/abusive-og-sativa-2 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3277_11.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="abusive-og-sativa" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3277_11.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_3277_15.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="abusive-og-weed-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3277_15.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_3277_10.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="abusive-og-sativa-weed-4" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3277_10.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 321px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/23879_3277_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="abusive-og-weed-5" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/23879_3277_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/sativa/abusive_og" target="_blank">Abusive OG - Sativa</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Abusive OG is an indica strain. The high level of CBD in Abusive OG Kush supplys a nice body high, making this strain effective in the treatment of numerous medical conditions including anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, muscle spasms and tremors. While the levels of CBD in Abusive OG may moderate the euphoric effects of the THC, they work well together to treat chronic pain.</span></p> Man Uses Cannabis Oil For Cancer http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/man-uses-cannabis-oil-for-cancer-1 <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="man-uses-cannabis-oil-for-cancer" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/cannabis-help-oil-can-help-fight-against-cancer.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 336px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></div> <div> Success stories are the best way to keep people positive about marijuana. Especially those stories that involve the scarier of the afflictions, such as epilepsy, Alzheimer&#39;s, and cancer. By reading the success that some patients have had once they begin to utilize the power of cannabis, we can point other patients in the right direction, towards a cure that really does work. These stories will also hopefully help people to see that cannabis is 100% beneficial to human life and we should be cherishing the plant, rather than sticking it in the shadows.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Trevor Smith is a 54 year old British man with three children. Back in 2012, Smith was told that he had bladder cancer. To make matters worse, the doctors informed this poor man that he would be dead in less than 24 months if surgery was not immediately performed to remove the cancerous nodes that had covered his bladder, prostate, and lymph nodes. With such an invasive surgery and the prospect of losing some of his organs, Smith decided to take matters in to his own hands and began researching alternative medicines on his computer. He stumbled across the cannabis oil cure and was immediately interested. Smith then made the choice to try oil rather then undergo the potentially life threatening surgery.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Ten weeks after Smith was supposed to have the surgery, the doctors say that Smith has gone in to remission, even though they previously warned him of imminent death if he did not go through surgery. Regardless, Smith has now been cancer free for over a year now and he claims that his life is owed to the healing properties of cannabis oil. Now that this 54 year old knows the positive benefits of this treatment, he is insisting that more people be aware of the medical cannabis benefits that most people turn a blind eye to.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Smith and his wife actually wrote a book to chronicle the events that they went through while using the oil. Over ten weeks, Smith ingested 60 grams of cannabis oil a day. The oil regimen was paired with a healthy diet and vitamin supplements that had also been recommended as an alternative to surgery. However, Smith had attempted this method without the oil prior to his discovery of the substance and the cancer was still managing to spread. He and his wife, 55 year old Carol, were not fond users of cannabis before this incident but they have had their minds drastically changed by the increase of life that Smith now possesses.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Studies produced by the National Cancer Institute state that there were anti-tumor effects contained in cannabinoids. When cannabinoids were given to rats and mice, the size of their cancerous tumors shrunk drastically. This happens because the cannabinoids inhibit the growth of new cancer cells, invasive tumors, and the development of new cells that are needed for cancerous tumor growth. The end findings of these studies done by the National Cancer Institute lead to one statement; cannabinoids appear to destroy only tumor cells, while not effecting the healthy cells present in the body, plus offer a form of protection against future attacks of cancerous tumors. The evidence is clear. Cannabis can help the sick and it&#39;s time to stop oppressing it.</div> Orange Crush - Hybrid http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/orange-crush-hybrid <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/47134_3310_2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="orange-crush-hybrid" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/47134_3310_2.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 440px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/110405_3310_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="orange-crush-weed-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/110405_3310_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 84px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/6394_3310_3.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="orange-crush-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/6394_3310_3.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 200px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/999999_3310_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="orange-crush-weed-4" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/999999_3310_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 84px; 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/orange_crush" target="_blank">Orange Crush - Hybrid</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">This Sativa-dominant hybrid comes from California Orange and the renowned Blueberry strain. Orange Crush comes in small, dense nugs that are absolutely caked with tri-chromes and long, lush orange pistils. It provides Sativa traits that overshadow the slight Indica effects. A powerful cerebral high gives patients uplifting feelings of happiness, hope and joy.</span></p> New Colorado rules set for marijuana edibles packaging, serving sizes http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/new-colorado-rules-set-for-marijuana-edibles-packaging-serving-sizes <div> <img alt="mj-edibles-get-tougher-regulations" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/marijuana-edibles-in-co-get-tougher-regulations.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 189px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />DENVER &mdash; Amid cries for tighter regulations on marijuana edibles after a rash of recent incidents, the Colorado Department of Revenue has posted new specific rules for the state&rsquo;s legal marijuana industry that will go into effect in February 2015.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In these new rules, the state has officially set the serving size of active THC in each edible marijuana item at 10 milligrams, and has also set the maximum serving size of an individual edible marijuana product at 100 milligrams of THC.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In addition, &ldquo;the amount in milligrams of Standardized Serving Of Marijuana, the total number of Standardized Servings Of Marijuana and the total amount of active THC contained within the product&rdquo; must be clearly spelled out on each edible marijuana product &ldquo;in a way that enables a reasonable person to intuitively determine how much of the product constitutes a single serving of active THC,&rdquo; the new rules state.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> If a marijuana edible product is too small to contain all this information, then &ldquo;the product must contain no more than 10 mg of active THC per unit of sale,&rdquo; the department wrote.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The new rules will also require each individual marijuana edible product to be capable of being separated into a delineation that matches its amount of serving sizes. So, for instance, if a chocolate bar contains ten serving sizes in a single product, the new rules state it must have pre-made indents that allow it to be easily and clearly broken into 10 pieces.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Failure to comply with these new rules could result in a marijuana retail store losing its state license.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Read more:&nbsp;<a href="http://kdvr.com/2014/09/25/new-colorado-rules-set-for-marijuana-edibles-packaging-serving-sizes/" target="_blank">http://kdvr.com</a></div> How to make an Apple Bong ; ) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/how-to-make-an-apple-bong- <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/making-an-apple-bong-thcf-fun.gif" target="_blank"><img alt="apple-bong" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/making-an-apple-bong-thcf-fun.gif" style="width: 500px; height: 608px;" /></a></p> Marijuana Blamed For NASCAR Drivers Death http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/marijuana-blamed-for-nascar-drivers-death <div> <img alt="mj-blamed-for-nascar-drivers-death" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/mj-blamed-in-nascar-drivers-death.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 175px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />A very tragic thing happened in NASCAR recently when driver Kevin Ward Jr. was killed after he was hit by a car driven by another driver, Tony Stewart. The facts are that Kevin Ward Jr. got out of his car in the middle of a race to confront Tony Stewart, and Tony Stewart&rsquo;s car struck Kevin Ward Jr., killing him in the process. After an investigation was conducted, a grand jury decided to not press charges against Tony Stewart. Mainstream media, and the district attorney overseeing the investigation, used the tragedy as an opportunity to blame marijuana. Per USA Today:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Toxicology reports revealed Kevin Ward Jr., was under the influence of marijuana on the night he was struck and killed by a sprint car driven by Tony Stewart, Ontario County (N.Y.) District Attorney Michael Tantillo said Wednesday.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> At a news conference to announce that a grand jury had declined to indict Stewart in Ward&rsquo;s death, Tantillo said the level of marijuana in Ward&rsquo;s system was high enough to impair judgment.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The exact level of marijuana in Ward&rsquo;s system is not known, and never may be known. But regardless, I think it&rsquo;s safe to say that marijuana was not to blame for this tragedy. I have consumed A LOT of marijuana in my time on this earth, and have been VERY high many, many times. However, not once have I jumped out in front of a car moving over 100 MPH in an aggressive fashion. According to reports, Tony Stewart revved his engine while other cars were breaking. But is he to blame? Of course not, because Mr. Ward had marijuana in his system, and despite no proof of when that marijuana entered his system, marijuana is to blame. What a sad, sad scenario on so many levels. My heart goes out to Kevin Ward Jr.&rsquo;s family, who has to deal with the fact that their family member&rsquo;s death is being ruled as being his own fault for consuming marijuana.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/marijuana-blamed-for-nascar-drivers-death/" target="_blank">http://www.theweedblog.com</a></div> Purple Bubba - Indica http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/purple-bubba-indica <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3540_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="purple-bubba-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3540_1.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 600px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/999999_3540_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="purple-bubba-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/999999_3540_0.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_3540_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="purple-bubba-weed-4" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3540_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 300px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/49088_3540_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="purple-bubba-4" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/49088_3540_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/purple_bubba" target="_blank">Purple Bubba - Indica</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">The genetics of this strain are Purple Bubba x OG. Purple marijuana varieties are known to possess pain relieving qualities and may reduce feelings of anxiety.</span></p> Seattle's second marijuana retailer plans to open Tuesday! http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/seattles-second-marijuana-retailer-plans-to-open-tuesday <div> <img alt="seattles-second-mj-store" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/seattles-second-marijuana-store-to-open-for-recreational-cannabis.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 205px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />Finally! Seattle&rsquo;s second I-502, legal marijuana retailer is getting ready to open at 23rd Ave. and E. Union St. in Seattle next week.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Ian Eisenberg, the owner of &ldquo;Uncle Ike&rsquo;s&rdquo; at 2310 East Union St., confirmed today that his shop is licensed and while they have &ldquo;a million things that have to all come together in the meantime&rdquo; they&rsquo;re planning on opening Tuesday.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> And, well, that&rsquo;s all we have for now. We&rsquo;ll be talking with them next week and will fill in all the details then.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> So, for now Seattle &hellip; You&rsquo;ll soon have Uncle Ike&rsquo;s to buy legal weed from in addition to Cannabis City. There are of course retailers in Bothell, Tacoma, Bellingham and more. Check out the gallery above for what&rsquo;s open and where.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The revenue picture</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Meanwhile, according to the latest published figures from the Liquor Control Board, legal weed in Washington has grossed more than $16 million with more than $4 million in taxes going to the state.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> There are 233 growers licensed so far, exceeding the state&rsquo;s goal of 2 million square feet of canopy. While there have been supply issues over the summer, most expect the legal cannabis market to have a solid supply chain &mdash; including infused products such as edibles, drinks and hash oils &mdash; by Thanksgiving.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The state&rsquo;s goal for this first round of licenses is to capture roughly a quarter of the marijuana market. Seems we&rsquo;re slowly but surely heading in that direction &hellip; though there&rsquo;s plenty of black and grey market growers, sellers and buyers who insist the legal stores won&rsquo;t knock them out of the market, especially Seattle&rsquo;s essentially open market.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.seattlepi.com/marijuana/2014/09/25/seattles-second-marijuana-retailer-plans-to-open-tuesday/#24821111=0&amp;24866101=0&amp;24883105=0&amp;25291109=0&amp;26003107=0&amp;26954103=0" target="_blank">http://blog.seattlepi.com</a></div> Grape Krush - Indica http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/grape-krush-indica <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_5468_3.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="grape-krush-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_5468_3.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 320px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_5468_2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="grape-krush-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_5468_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" />&nbsp;</a><img alt="grape-krush-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_5468_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 153px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" />&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_5468_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="grape-krush-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_5468_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;</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/grape_krush" target="_blank">Grape Krush - Indica</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Grape Krush, bred by the famed DJ Kush, is a potent indica-dominant strain and a member of the Blueberry family. Patients have reported that this strain takes a while to kick in, then it makes you sleepy, good for insomnia.</span></p> Pa. Senate Approves Medical Marijuana http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/pa.-senate-approves-medical-marijuana <div> <img alt="pa-senate-approves-medical-marijuana" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/pa-approves-medical-marijuana-but-still-has-hurdles-to-go-through.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 186px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />The Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday passed a bill permitting medical marijuana in the state &mdash; despite the objections of Gov.Tom Corbett.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Here&rsquo;s what they&rsquo;re saying about the event:</div> <div> &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> CBS Philly:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Republican-controlled Senate voted 43-7 in favor of medical marijuana. The measure was championed by state senator Daylin Leach, a suburban Philadelphia Democrat.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;This is going to help people who are in desperate situations,&rdquo; he said.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> AP adds:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The chamber&#39;s debate had been propelled by parents who believe a marijuana oil extract can help their children who suffer from seizures so debilitating that they worry about whether their child will survive another day. But proponents talked about the wider possibilities it has for treatment of other people, such as veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;It is cruel and heartless to deny people the best medicine that is available,&quot; Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, said during floor debate. &quot;And it&#39;s time to stop treating this irrationally and saying, &#39;we&#39;re not going to let you have this, we&#39;re going to instead make you take far more dangerous and less effective drugs.&#39; That&#39;s just not how we would want to be treated; it&#39;s not how we want our families to be treated.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Patriot-News:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Children are at risk of death every day they can&#39;t access a medical-marijuana oil that has been effective in treating intractable epilepsy, said Dana Ulrich, a Berks County mother whose 7-year-old daughter has been diagnosed with the condition.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> But she said mothers who&#39;ve lobbied for medical marijuana aren&#39;t only concerned about seizures, and Wednesday&#39;s victory was bittersweet because the bill has been amended to remove a majority of the conditions the original language would&#39;ve allowed for treatment.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;We don&#39;t want to give off the impression that this is a whole victory,&quot; she said after the vote. &quot;There are patients all over Pennsylvania who are still going to be ignored if this becomes law.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Click here and scroll to the bottom to see a full list of which conditions will and won&#39;t be included for legal treatment with marijuana.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/09/25/pa-senate-approves-medical-marijuana/" target="_blank">http://www.phillymag.com/</a></div> Super Joint for Superman http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/super-joint-for-superman <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/super-joint-for-superman.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="superjointman" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/super-joint-for-superman.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 599px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Young People Know Marijuana Is Less Harmful Than Alcohol http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/young-people-know-marijuana-is-less-harmful-than-alcohol <div> <img alt="mj-safer-than-alcohol" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/marijuana_alcohol.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 271px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />Marijuana opponents use children as a pawns in the game to keep marijuana prohibition in place. When asked why marijuana should remain illegal, people like Kevin Sabet almost always offer up the excuse that marijuana legalization will result in more young people consuming marijuana. The fact is, Colorado has seen a decrease in youth consumption of marijuana since marijuana was legalized there. That is a fact that Kevin Sabet seems to forget. Black market marijuana dealers don&rsquo;t ask for ID, and marijuana is much more available in an unregulated system compared to a regulated one.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Marijuana is safer than alcohol, that fact is undeniable. Even Barack Obama has admitted as such. A poll was recently conducted that found out that young Americans are fully aware of this. Per Fire Dog Lake:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Young people think marijuana does much less harm to society than alcohol or tobacco. According to a Rare poll of adults 40 and younger, 47 percent believe alcohol does more harm to society, 27 percent think tobacco does, and only 13 percent picked marijuana as the most harmful of the three.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In addition, very young adults are the more likely they are to see alcohol as more harmful than weed. Among adults age 36-40 the ratio was only 33 percent to 24 percent, but among those under the age of 30 the ratio was an incredible 52 percent to 9 percent.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> If people like Kevin Sabet wanted to protect America&rsquo;s youth, then he would support marijuana regulation. Instead, he prefers to keep prohibition in place which increases access of marijuana to youth and makes it to where they are able to buy it on the black market without any regulations. Marijuana is safer than alcohol. Marijuana laws should reflect that fact.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/young-people-know-marijuana-is-less-harmful-than-alcohol/" target="_blank">http://www.theweedblog.com</a></div> Space Queen - Hybrid http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/space-queen-hybrid-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2273_6.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="space-queen-hybrid" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2273_6.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_2273_5.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="space-queen-weed-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2273_5.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 232px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2273_4.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="space-queen-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2273_4.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2273_7.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="space-queen-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2273_7.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/space_queen" target="_blank">Space Queen - Hybrid</a></span></span></strong></p> Marijuana legalization effort begins in California http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/marijuana-legalization-effort-begins-in-california <div> <img alt="california-mj-legalization" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/california-legalization-efforts-beging-again.png" style="width: 280px; height: 168px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />SAN FRANCISCO -- A national marijuana advocacy group took steps Wednesday to begin raising money for a campaign to legalize recreational pot use in California in 2016, a move with potential to add a dose of extra excitement to the presidential election year.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Marijuana Policy Project filed paperwork with the California secretary of state&#39;s office registering a campaign committee to start accepting and spending contributions for a pot legalization initiative on the November 2016 state ballot, the group said.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The measure would be similar to those passed in 2012 by voters in Colorado and Washington, the first U.S. states to legalize commercial sales of marijuana to all adults over 21.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> California, long the national leader in illegal marijuana production and home to a thriving, largely unregulated medical marijuana industry, is one of the 21 other states that currently allow marijuana use only for medical reasons. The drug remains illegal under federal law.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;Marijuana prohibition has had an enormously detrimental impact on California communities. It&#39;s been ineffective, wasteful and counterproductive. It&#39;s time for a more responsible approach,&quot; Marijuana Policy Project Executive Director Rob Kampia said. &quot;Regulating and taxing marijuana similarly to alcohol just makes sense.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Washington, D.C.-based group also has established campaign committees to back legalization measures in Arizona, Massachusetts and Nevada in 2016.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Voters in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia will weigh in on marijuana legalization in November.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In 2010, California voters rejected a ballot initiative seeking to legalize recreational pot. The measure, just like the medical marijuana law the state approved in 1996, was the first of its kind. But along with opposition from law enforcement and elected officials, Proposition 19 faced unexpected resistance from medical marijuana users and outlaw growers in the state&#39;s so-called Emerald Triangle who worried legalization would lead to plummeting marijuana prices.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Marijuana Policy Project spokesman Mason Tvert predicted no such divisions would surface this time around.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Citing his group&#39;s experience in Colorado and the advantage of aiming for a presidential election year when voter turnout is higher, Tvert said legalization supporters would use the next two years to build a broad-based coalition and craft ballot language that addresses concerns of particular constituencies.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;Obviously, it&#39;s a whole different landscape in California, where it will cost probably as much or more to just get on the ballot as it did to run a winning campaign after getting on the ballot in Colorado,&quot; he said.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> League of California Cities lobbyist Tim Cromartie, whose group opposed the state&#39;s 2010 pot legalization initiative and until this year fought legislative efforts to give the state greater oversight of medical marijuana, said Wednesday that it was too soon to say what kind of opposition, if any, would greet a 2016 campaign.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Lynne Lyman, California director of the Drug Policy Alliance, said her group expects to play a major role in the legalization effort and already has started raising money. Lyman said the goal is to have an initiative written by next summer. She estimated that a pro-legalization campaign would cost $8 million to $12 million.</div> Cheese - Indica http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/cheese-indica-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3565_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="cheese-indica" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3565_1.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 332px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/84453_3565_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="cheese-weed-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/84453_3565_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 157px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/58610_3565_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="cheese-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/58610_3565_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" />&nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3565_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="cheese-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3565_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; 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/cheese" target="_blank">Cheese - Indica</a></span></span></strong></p> Pot in a bottle: Seattle company wants to make marijuana syrup http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/09/pot-in-a-bottle-seattle-company-wants-to-make-marijuana-syrup <div> <img alt="pot-in-a-bottle" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/pot-in-a-bottle-marijuana-exlixr.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 158px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />SEATTLE &mdash; &lsquo;Ballard Beat&rsquo; and &lsquo;Wallingford Wanderlust&rsquo; are just a few flavors of new marijuana-infused syrups set to hit the market here.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Craft Elixirs, a Seattle-based company, is waiting on the final approval from the Washington State Liquor Control Board to start producing the specialty syrups.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;The minute you put it in your mouth and sort of savor the syrup, you can start to feel the effects of the cannabis,&rdquo; said owner Jamie Hoffman.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Hoffman&rsquo;s company makes five different syrups. She said they can be put on foods and used to make soda. There is an orange and blueberry flavor, regular syrup, and one that tastes like coffee.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;You know, it doesn&rsquo;t really taste much like the marijuana. &nbsp;It is very slight,&rdquo; said Hoffman.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Craft Elixirs is one of five companies with pot-infused edibles approved for sale by the Liquor Control Board. The product, along with the label and packaging, must meet state standards before it is allowed on store shelves.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Just like with pot stores and marijuana growers getting state approval, it is a lengthy licensing process for those companies making pot-infused food and drinks.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;You have to be inspected by the Department of Agriculture. They have to come through your kitchen and make sure that everything is set up right. They are kind of like the health department for the Liquor Control Board,&rdquo; said Hoffman.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The findings are then turned over to the Liquor Control Board before a final license is approved. So far, the Washington State Department of Agriculture reports 16 kitchens have passed inspections. However, not every one of those businesses has received a pot license.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Liquor Control Board said Craft Elixirs is in the final stages of the licensing process. Hoffman expects her license to be issued in the next couple of weeks. Right now, her company is making the syrups without the marijuana.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> State rules require that pot products list individual serving sizes. All products, packages, and labels cannot be designed to appeal to children.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://q13fox.com/2014/09/23/pot-in-a-bottle-seattle-company-wants-to-make-marijuana-syrup/" target="_blank">http://q13fox.com</a></div>