THCFinder - Marijuana Blog http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog Blog about medical marijuana dispensaries, politics and legal weed Dab Art. http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/dab-art.-3 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/large (400).jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/large (400).jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 600px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Medical marijuana dispensaries, full legalization pondered by Michigan lawmakers http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/medical-marijuana-dispensaries-full-legalization-pondered-by-michigan-lawmakers <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/15611556-mmmain.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/15611556-mmmain.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"> LANSING, MI &mdash; An evolving bill to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan could also provide a regulatory framework for full legalization of the drug, according to the sponsor.</p> <p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"> State Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville, has been working on medical marijuana dispensary legislation for several years &mdash; a version&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/12/michigan_house_approves_return.html" style="color: rgb(48, 92, 182); text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold;">passed the Michigan House</a>&nbsp;by a wide margin in late 2013 before stalling in the Senate &mdash; but recent discussions have led to major changes in the bill.</p> <p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"> &quot;I think we&#39;ve gotten more buy-in from the police groups, because it looks like we need some regulation of marijuana in place before a possible legalization referendum,&quot; Callton said, referencing active petition drives seeking to put legalization proposals before voters in 2016.</p> <p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"> &quot;If we don&#39;t have anything in place, and suddenly it&#39;s legal, it&#39;s going to be the wild wild west. It&#39;s going to be hard to shove Pandora back in the box.&quot;</p> <p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2015/07/marijuana_legalization_michiga.html">http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2015/07/marijuana_legalization_michiga.html</a></p> Afghan Kush (Indica) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/afghan-kush-indica-4 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/102560_3549_4.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/102560_3549_4.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 260px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3549_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3549_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 171px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/116967_3549_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/116967_3549_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/afghan_kush"><strong>Afghan Kush (Indica)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/afghan_kush"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Tons of dull orange hairs gives this indica a orangish brownish tint. Soft green color that is overpowered by the thick hairs. Afghan Kush smells like a mango orange farm with a hint of funk to it that is comparable to an old musty basement. Does not have the trademark Kush smell, but it does have its own unique odor and it works well for night time use. Provides an energetic burst of energy right off the bat. After a few minutes it provides a very relaxed focus feeling. Keeps you right on the edge of energetic and couch locked. Great for anxiety and relaxing.</span></a></p> Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary Approve First-Ever Oregon Contract For Marijuana Workers http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/oregon-medical-marijuana-dispensary-approve-firstever-oregon-contract-for-marijuana-worker <div class="wp-caption alignright" id="attachment_43475" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 4px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; float: right; text-align: center; max-width: 100%; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px; width: 310px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <a href="http://cdn.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/stoney-brothers-medical-marijuana-dispensary-oregon1.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);"><img alt="stoney brothers medical marijuana dispensary oregon" class="wp-image-43475 size-medium" data-wp-pid="43475" src="http://cdn4.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/stoney-brothers-medical-marijuana-dispensary-oregon1-300x300.jpg" style="margin: 5px 0px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a> <p class="wp-caption-text" style="margin: 0px; padding: 6px 3px 2px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: italic; line-height: 16px;"> (image via Facebook)</p> </div> <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: 25.6000003814697px;"> Workers at Stoney Brothers, a marijuana dispensary in Portland, Oregon have approved the first-ever union contract for cannabis workers in Oregon and have joined United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555. The vote to approve the contract was unanimous, and sets a new standard for cannabis workers in Oregon.</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: 25.6000003814697px;"> &ldquo;With our new contract, I am excited to have paid holidays and vacation time,&rdquo; said Kyle Maestra, a site manager at Stoney Brothers.&nbsp;&rdquo;That is unusual in the cannabis industry.&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: 25.6000003814697px;"> The three-year contract includes salaries starting at $15/hour with some making as high as $34/hour, regular raises, affordable health insurance through a multi-employer fund, pension contributions, paid vacations and sick leave, as well as seniority and grievance protections.</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: 25.6000003814697px;"> &ldquo;All workers deserve the benefits of a union contract,&rdquo; said Dan Clay, President of Local 555, &ldquo;and workers in the cannabis industry are no different. Starting with the workers at Stoney Brothers, we can build a home-grown Oregon cannabis industry that respects workers and provides good, family-supporting jobs.&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: 25.6000003814697px;"> Workers at Stoney Brothers have expressed excitement about their industry-leading compensation package.</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: 25.6000003814697px;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/oregon-medical-marijuana-dispensary-contract-marijuana-workers/">http://www.theweedblog.com/oregon-medical-marijuana-dispensary-contract-marijuana-workers/</a></p> Skywalker Og (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/skywalker-og-hybrid-6 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/53674_3484_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/53674_3484_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 386px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/102560_3484_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/102560_3484_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 82px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/117726_3484_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/117726_3484_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 114px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/skywalker"><strong>Skywalker Og (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/skywalker"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Skywalker is a hybrid product of the blueberry and mazar strains. This 100% indica strain is known to provide above average pain relief, headache management, appetite stimulation and heavy sedation. The skywalker strain is sticky and mildly fragrant with fruity undertones and a flowery scent similar to other indicas. The effects are immediate and last up to two hours.</span></a></p> In Major Shift, Israel Will Begin Selling Medical Marijuana at Pharmacies http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/in-major-shift-israel-will-begin-selling-medical-marijuana-at-pharmacies <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Israel-MedicalMarijuana-Pharmacies.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Israel-MedicalMarijuana-Pharmacies.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 281px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Israel&#39;s Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman announced on Monday that medical marijuana will now be available at pharmacies with a prescription.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> According to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-revolutionary-shift-marijuana-to-be-sold-in-pharmacies/?utm_source=twitterfeed&amp;utm_medium=twitter" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(128, 169, 67); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; transition: color 0.3s ease;" target="_blank"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Times of Israel</em></a>, cannabis will be prescribed and supervised liked narcotic medications&mdash;and the move will ease pressure on overcrowded dispensaries.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> &ldquo;Today pharmacies give out all kind of drugs, including narcotics such as morphine, and it&rsquo;s done in a perfectly orderly fashion,&quot; Litzman&nbsp;said. &quot;So marijuana will be handled the same way. It will be prescribed and monitored by the same standards as other medications.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> In addition, the decision will allow more doctors to prescribe cannabis&mdash;a practice that had been reserved only for&nbsp;special Ministry of Health appointed&nbsp;physicians&nbsp; and had been criticized for its bureaucratic obstacles.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> MK Tamar Zandberg (Meretz) thanked Litzman&nbsp;for his &quot;revolutionary&quot; decision.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.hightimes.com/read/major-shift-israel-will-begin-selling-medical-marijuana-pharmacies">http://www.hightimes.com/read/major-shift-israel-will-begin-selling-medical-marijuana-pharmacies</a></p> What strain are you smoking on today? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/what-strain-are-you-smoking-on-today-46 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/10551048_332765666886075_1710211271611962935_n.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/10551048_332765666886075_1710211271611962935_n.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Australia may legalize medical marijuana in August http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/australia-may-legalize-medical-marijuana-in-august <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/55b4700dc361888e258b4574.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/55b4700dc361888e258b4574.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 250px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p> <span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;"><span style="font-size:16px;">A Senate committee representing all Australia&rsquo;s major parties is preparing a Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill to legalize medical marijuana, despite warnings of regulatory complications with both Australian and international law, a report says.</span></span></p> <div class="article__text text " style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; font-family: 'Segoe UI', 'Gill Sans Light', Helvetica; font-size: 1.5em; line-height: 1.4em; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> <p> <span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;"><span style="font-size:16px;">The committee includes the Coalition (the Liberal Party, the National Party, the Northern Territory Country Liberal Party, and Queensland Liberal branch the Liberal National Party), the Labor Party and crossbench senators. They will&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&ldquo;strongly recommend&rdquo;</em>&nbsp;parliament pass a cross-party bill setting up a medical marijuana regulator, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, citing Fairfax Media sources close to the legislation debate.</span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Today, over two-thirds of Australians support the idea of medical marijuana use and only 9 percent oppose it, a recent survey by Palliative Care Australia has found.</span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;"><span style="font-size:16px;">The leader of Australia Greens, Richard Di Natale, initiated the bill in November last year. The committee received the bill in February and after conducting public hearings and attracting nearly 200 public submissions, it is set to present its report on August 10.</span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Read More:<a href="https://www.rt.com/news/310768-australia-marijuana-medical-legalise/">https://www.rt.com/news/310768-australia-marijuana-medical-legalise/</a></span></span></p> </div> Durban Poison (Sativa) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/durban-poison-sativa-2 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3488_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3488_2.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_3488_3.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3488_3.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 134px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/48200_3488_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/48200_3488_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 108px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/sativa/durban_poison"><strong>Durban Poison (Sativa)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/sativa/durban_poison"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">This subtropical sativa is named after the South African port city of Durban where thousands of kilos of this dark, distinctive sativa are produced every year. Smokers everywhere know it to be a sativa like no other.</span></a></p> Recreational Marijuana Taxes Could Generate $5M-$19M For Alaska http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/recreational-marijuana-taxes-could-generate-5m19m-for-alaska <div class="wp-caption alignright" id="attachment_32729" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 4px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; float: right; text-align: center; max-width: 100%; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px; width: 310px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <a href="http://cdn2.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/marijuana-taxes.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);"><img alt="alaska marijuana taxes" class="wp-image-32729 size-full" data-wp-pid="32729" src="http://cdn2.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/marijuana-taxes.jpg" style="margin: 5px 0px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a> <p class="wp-caption-text" style="margin: 0px; padding: 6px 3px 2px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: italic; line-height: 16px;"> (via dailyfinance.com)</p> </div> <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: 25.6000003814697px;"> A big reason why support for marijuana legalization is surging is because of the tax revenue potential that legalization would create. Every state in America needs more funding, and marijuana legalization basically creates a new tax revenue source out of thin air. Marijuana sales are going on in every state in America regardless of the legal status of marijuana in those states, so by bringing those transactions out of the shadows and into the daylight, marijuana can help states with funding.</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: 25.6000003814697px;"> Alaska voters approved marijuana legalization in 2014, and the Alaska Department of Revenue recently released the results of a study that estimates how much money Alaska will make from marijuana taxes. Per&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"><a href="http://mjbizdaily.com/alaska-estimates-5m-19m-tax-haul-from-recreational-cannabis/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);" target="_blank">Marijuana Business Daily</a></em>:</p> <blockquote style="margin: 0px 3em 1em; padding: 10px 15px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; text-indent: 2em; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px; background-image: url(http://cdn3.theweedblog.com/wp-content/themes/suffusion/images/blockquote-l.png); background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: 0% 0%; background-repeat: no-repeat;"> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> A report by the Alaska Department of Revenue estimates that the state will collect anywhere between $5 million and $19 million in taxes from recreational cannabis sales to locals, indicating the huge amount of uncertainty over the potential size of the market.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> The state did not provide a revenue projection, though the report estimates annual consumption among residents will range from 102,000 ounces to 384,000 ounces,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.adn.com/article/20150707/state-weighs-how-much-money-will-marijuana-bring-alaska" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);" target="_blank">according to the Alaska Dispatch News</a>.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> Based on the state&rsquo;s figures and average cannabis prices in other rec markets, sales could come in between $15 million and more than $75 million.</p> </blockquote> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 25.6000003814697px; text-indent: 32px;">Read More:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/recreational-marijuana-taxes-could-generate-5m-19m-for-alaska/">http://www.theweedblog.com/recreational-marijuana-taxes-could-generate-5m-19m-for-alaska/</a></span></p> Agent Orange (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/agent-orange-hybrid-6 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3482_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3482_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/3_3482_4.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3482_4.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3482_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3482_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 267px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/agent_orange"><strong>Agent Orange (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/agent_orange"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">The Agent Orange strain of marijuana is a three way cross between Space Queen, Jack&#39;s Cleaner and Orange Velvet Skunk that delivers its wonders within just 55 and 65 days when cultivated indoors. AO is a hybrid mix of Sativa and Indica the develops very heavy buds, coated with white crystals and blazing orange hairs. It smells like stinky cheese mixed with a bit of diesel fuel and various spices. The taste is likewise spicy, yet sweet and full. The buzz is trippy; mixing feelings of calming body stones with energetic mental lucidity.</span></a></p> Research Shows Cannabis May Help Overactive Bladder http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/research-shows-cannabis-may-help-overactive-bladder <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Research-shows-cannabis-may-help-overactive-bladder.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Research-shows-cannabis-may-help-overactive-bladder.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 281px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26197538" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(128, 169, 67); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; transition: color 0.3s ease;" target="_blank">latest research</a>&nbsp;on cannabis shows how cannabigerol, or&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hightimes.com/read/grow-hack-what-cannabigerol-cbg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(128, 169, 67); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; transition: color 0.3s ease;" target="_blank">CBG</a>, may help relieve symptoms of overactive bladder and similar disorders.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Scientists tested bladder contractility in specimens of mouse bladders as well as human bladders, and found CBG reduced contractions. Lowering bladder contractility improves symptoms of those suffering from urinary incontinence. In&nbsp;<a href="http://www.omicsonline.org/Cannabinoids-and-the-Urinary-Bladder-2161-0932.1000163.pdf" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(128, 169, 67); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; transition: color 0.3s ease;" target="_blank">previous research</a>&nbsp;on cannabis used to treat overactive bladder, a clinical trial on patients with multiple sclerosis and Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity showed that administration of a high-THC cannabis extract improved urinary incontinence by 25 %.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> A 25 % improvement is enough to make anyone&rsquo;s life noticeably better, but that also came along with the potent psychoactive effect of the high-THC extract. While many cannabis users enjoy the feeling of being high all the time, people who never touched the stuff in their lives may not feel the same way. For this reason doctors have gone to great lengths to investigate other non-psychoactive cannabinoids that are still just as safe and non-toxic as good &#39;ol THC.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.hightimes.com/read/research-shows-cannabis-may-help-overactive-bladder">http://www.hightimes.com/read/research-shows-cannabis-may-help-overactive-bladder</a></p> What strain are you smoking on today? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/what-strain-are-you-smoking-on-today-45 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/10447852_670218059733216_2756710452478686858_n.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/10447852_670218059733216_2756710452478686858_n.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 367px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Colorado legislators working to draft marijuana DUI bill http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/colorado-legislators-working-to-draft-marijuana-dui-bill <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/tejdjj.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/tejdjj.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 281px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', arial, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 27.2000007629395px;">DENVER - Driving high and driving drunk carry the same charge in Colorado, and that&#39;s a problem for those who want to track the impact, if any, of legalized marijuana on the safety of the state&#39;s roads and highways.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', arial, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 27.2000007629395px;"> It&#39;s impossible to break out state-wide statistics about the number of convictions for driving under the influence of marijuana or other drugs. The charges and convictions are all lumped together under the same impaired driving statute.</p> <p data-spx-slot="1" style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', arial, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 27.2000007629395px;"> That&#39;s a problem, says Rep. Jon Keyser, R-Morrison, who will propose a bill in the 2016 legislative session to enable marijuana-related driving offenses to be tracked.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', arial, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 27.2000007629395px;"> &quot;The motivation is really to be able to have a real discussion with real numbers and real data,&quot; Keyser said. &quot;If this is a problem we definitely need to address it, but right now we can&#39;t even say if it&#39;s a problem.&quot;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', arial, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 27.2000007629395px;"> Read More:<a href="http://gazette.com/colorado-legislators-working-to-draft-marijuana-dui-bill/article/1556258">http://gazette.com/colorado-legislators-working-to-draft-marijuana-dui-bill/article/1556258</a></p> G13 (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/g13-hybrid-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_651_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_651_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_651_8.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_651_8.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/117094_651_5.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/117094_651_5.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/g13"><strong>G13 (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/g13"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">It is widely believed and accepted that the famous G13 cannabis originated from the United States government (DEA, FBI, CIA), who allegedly ran a cannabis research institute in rural Mississippi in the 1960&#39;s and 70&#39;s. Reports were made that a &quot;rebel&quot; government worker stole a clone of a pure Afghani strain of cannabis and distributed it to various connections around the United States. This is mostly untrue however. What is known is that a man who went by the name of Sandy Weinstein had a connection at the government funded cannabis research facility conducted at the University of Mississippi. When a man by the name of Neville Schoenmakers one way or another convinced Mr. Weinstein to persuade his friend at the lab to obtain a strain of prime cannabis. It is said that there was a batch of pure Indica Afghani strains of marijuana. These strains were labeled G1 all the way to G23. The G13 strain that was obtained, cloned and distributed by Schoenmakers is said to have been of much higher quality than any of the other Afghanis.</span></a></p> Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Round Table Open To The Public http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/pennsylvania-medical-marijuana-round-table-open-to-the-public <h3 style="margin: 0.5em 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 23px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 1.1em; font-weight: normal; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="http://cdn4.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/pennsylvania-medical-marijuana.png" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);"><img alt="pennsylvania john hanger marijuana governor candidate" class="alignright wp-image-13678 size-full" data-wp-pid="13678" src="http://cdn4.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/pennsylvania-medical-marijuana.png" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; float: right; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a>On August 13, 2015, the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce will host an open round table regarding the possible legalization of medical cannabis in the state of Pennsylvania.</h3> <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: 25.6000003814697px;"> On Thursday, August 13, 2015, a Medical Cannabis Round Table will be held at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Ellwood City Municipal Building. The event, sponsored by the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce, will present viewpoints from both sides of the issues. The Chamber remains neutral on the topic, but is presenting the information so that individuals and businesses have a better understanding of the issues.</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: 25.6000003814697px;"> Lori Hilliard, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, explains, &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve been approached by various individuals and businesses who have had questions about the issue of medical cannabis and weren&rsquo;t sure where to go to get accurate information. Earlier this year, Pennsylvania state senators approved State Senate Bill 3, which would legalize marijuana for medical applications. In fact, it passed with a 40-7 vote. It will soon go to the House for approval. There are strict limitations regarding how medical cannabis can be used and how it will be regulated, but many people aren&rsquo;t sure of the details or how it will be monitored. In order to help people understand what&rsquo;s happening and how it may affect them, we decided to host a round table.&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: 25.6000003814697px;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/pennsylvania-medical-marijuana-round-table-open-to-the-public/">http://www.theweedblog.com/pennsylvania-medical-marijuana-round-table-open-to-the-public/</a></p> AK-47 (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/ak47-hybrid-3 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/102560_3443_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/102560_3443_2.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 302px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3443_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3443_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3443_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3443_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/ak-47"><strong>AK-47 (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/ak-47"><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></a></p> Marijuana Legalization In Italy: 250 Italian Lawmakers Support Cannabis Decriminalization Proposal http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/marijuana-legalization-in-italy-250-italian-lawmakers-support-cannabis-decriminalization-p <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/marijuana-plants-burn.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/marijuana-plants-burn.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 290px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px none; list-style: none outside none; margin: 0px 0px 24px; outline: none 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px;"> Italy may well be on its way to becoming the largest country in Europe to legalize marijuana. An Italian tracking group has found that more than&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cannabislegale.org/componenti/" rel="nofollow" style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px none; list-style: none outside none; margin: 0px; outline: none 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; color: rgb(216, 75, 14); background-color: transparent;" target="_blank">250 lawmakers</a>&nbsp;from across the political spectrum have given their support to a proposal that would largely decriminalize production, distribution, sale and consumption of marijuana throughout the nation.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px none; list-style: none outside none; margin: 0px 0px 24px; outline: none 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px;"> The leap may appear far-fetched for a country that just 10 years ago voted in a draconian anti-drug bill that removed any distinction between hard and soft drugs, increasing sentences for pot smokers and heroin addicts alike.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px none; list-style: none outside none; margin: 0px 0px 24px; outline: none 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px;"> But the legalization movement recently gained momentum, with one of the world&#39;s most progressive legislative proposals on marijuana being submitted to the Italian parliament. Drafted by the Intergrupo Parlamentare Cannabis Legale, the legislation would allow anyone over the age of 18 to cultivate as many as five plants at home. Italians could also team up to form a &quot;cannabis social club,&quot; with each having a maximum of 50 people growing as many as 250 plants.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px none; list-style: none outside none; margin: 0px 0px 24px; outline: none 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.ibtimes.com/marijuana-legalization-italy-250-italian-lawmakers-support-cannabis-decriminalization-2024645">http://www.ibtimes.com/marijuana-legalization-italy-250-italian-lawmakers-support-cannabis-decriminalization-2024645</a></p> Plant. http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/plant. <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/tumblr_na2vq7WDl21r3wbd1o1_500.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/tumblr_na2vq7WDl21r3wbd1o1_500.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 600px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Oregon TV anchor says she was fired for marijuana http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/07/oregon-tv-anchor-says-she-was-fired-for-marijuana <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/635733474165419433-635733404890505401-Cyd-Maurer.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/635733474165419433-635733404890505401-Cyd-Maurer.JPG" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> PORTLAND, Ore. &ndash; A former Eugene, Oregon TV news anchor said she was recently fired from her job for testing positive for marijuana.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Cyd Maurer, 25, said she was driving a work vehicle in May when she got into a fender bender on her way to a live shot.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> &quot;I was immediately forced to take a drug test, to pee in a cup, and that was that,&quot;&nbsp;<a href="http://askmeaboutmarijuana.com/" style="color: rgb(25, 144, 229); text-decoration: none;" title="http://askmeaboutmarijuana.com/">she wrote on her website</a>. She also told her story in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49RkueWBEGo" style="color: rgb(25, 144, 229); text-decoration: none;" title="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49RkueWBEGo">a YouTube video</a>&nbsp;posted July 23.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Maurer, who graduated from the University of Oregon&#39;s School of Journalism and Communication, said her bosses at KEZI knew she was responsible and told her they wanted her to keep her job, but the decision to fire her after the positive drug test came from a corporate attorney.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Maurer said she smoked marijuana a few days before the minor traffic crash.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> &quot;I wasn&#39;t fired because I couldn&#39;t do my job. I wasn&#39;t fired because of my work ethic, my attitude, or my abilities,&quot; Maurer said. &quot;I was fired for enjoying a plant, on my own time, in the privacy of my own home. A plant that the majority of voters in Oregon believe should be legal.&quot;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2015/07/24/oregon-tv-anchor-fired-marijuana/30629385/">http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2015/07/24/oregon-tv-anchor-fired-marijuana/30629385/</a></p>