THCFinder - Marijuana Blog http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog Blog about medical marijuana dispensaries, politics and legal weed White Fire OG (Indica) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/white-fire-og-indica-3 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_287_2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="white-fire-og-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_287_2.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_287_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="white-fire-og-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_287_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" />&nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/102307_287_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="white-fire-og-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/102307_287_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 84px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_287_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="white-fire-og-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_287_0.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/white_fire_og" target="_blank">White Fire OG - Indica</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Widely regarded as the most potent of the OG strains, Fire OG Kush delivers some of the most frosted buds known to the medical marijuana community. Pristinely crossed with the original OG Kush strain and the F2 hybrid, San Fernando Valley OG Kush, Raskals OG has truly gifted the MMJ industry with one of the best medicinal strains around. These buds look like snow-covered mountains with dancing flames of wildfire sparsely strewn about the foliage.</span></p> Could Second-Hand Pot Smoke Make You Fail a Marijuana Test? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/could-secondhand-pot-smoke-make-you-fail-a-marijuana-test <div> <img alt="2nd-hand-mj-smoke-and-drug-tests" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/can-second-hand-marijuana-smoke-make-you-test-positive-for-drug-tests.png" style="width: 280px; height: 152px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />Many people assume that simply being around pot-smokers and marijuana smoke isn&rsquo;t likely to result in trouble during a drug test, and that has been the general scientific consensus.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> But as weed has gotten more potent, scientists decided to investigate if secondhand smoke from strong strains of cannabis could lead to positive drug test results. &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Urine tests look for a metabolite, or bodily by-product of THC, the chemical that accounts for many of marijuana&rsquo;s psychoactive properties. In recent years, many strains of marijuana have been bred to contain more THC.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> So researchers paired several regular pot smokers and nonsmokers and put them in a sealed compartment together for an hour, while one smoked a joint containing a relatively strong strain of marijuana.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The 12 nonsmoking participants were then tasked with peeing into a cup 13 times over the next 34 hours. Their urine was tested for 9-carboxy-THC, the marijuana metabolite commonly measured in standard drug tests.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The results, published this month in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology, gives nonsmokers with weed-using friends reason to breathe easy. The scientists found urine levels of this metabolite surpassed typically detectable levels (50 nanogram per milliliter) in only one experiment participant, and this happened during a brief window four to six hours after exposure.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Using a more sensitive test, however, which is not usually employed in the workplace, scientists could detect blood THC levels above the 20 nanogram per milliliter in several participants in the hours after exposure. But these concentrations dipped below this threshold for all participants within 24 hours, according to the study, conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and elsewhere.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Positive tests are &ldquo;likely to be rare&rdquo; from secondhand smoke, the authors concluded, &ldquo;limited to the hours immediately post-exposure, and occurring only under environmental circumstances where exposure is obvious.&rdquo; Like, for example, sealing yourself in a car with several smokers for several hours and then peeing in a cup shortly thereafter.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> When researchers ventilated the smoking chamber, thus making the smoke fumes less concentrated, the urine levels of THC&rsquo;s metabolite did not come close to reaching the 50 nanogram per milliliter threshold for any participant.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newsweek.com/could-second-hand-pot-smoke-make-you-fail-marijuana-test-278913" target="_blank">http://www.newsweek.com</a></div> Kief covered Nugs http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/kief-covered-nugs <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/kief-covered-buds-nugs-covered-in-kief-thcf.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="buds-covered-in-kief" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/kief-covered-buds-nugs-covered-in-kief-thcf.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Missouri Will Start Accepting Hemp Production Applications http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/missouri-will-start-accepting-hemp-production-applications <div> <img alt="accepting-hemp-applications" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/accepting-hemp-applications.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 187px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />Hemp can be used for all kinds of things. Articles that came out this year show that hemp can be used to make super efficient batters. Hemp can also be used for building materials that absorb pollutants and insulate better than petroleum products that are currently being used. Hemp can be used as a bio fuel, and of course, hemp can be used to make clothes and paper. The hemp plant is probably the most versatile plant on the entire planet. The State of Missouri is going to start accepting applications to grow it. Per STL Today:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Missouri officials announced Friday they will begin taking applications from people seeking to use hemp extract to treat severe seizures, although it could be awhile before the plant is distributed.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The state health and agriculture departments issued procedures and guidelines to begin enforcing a new state law that allows people with severe, persistent seizures to use an oil derived from cannabis plants as a medical treatment.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Residents seeking to use the oil can apply through the Missouri health department. In order to use the oil, a neurologist must certify that an applicant had already tried three other treatments.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> But hemp production for the treatment is still a ways off. The Agriculture Department announced Friday it will begin taking applications from growers on Nov. 3. The application window will be open for 30 days after which the department expects to grant two licenses.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> I look forward to a day when Missouri will allow more than two licenses. I also look forward to a day when Missouri legalizes all forms of medical marijuana so that all patients can use it if they want to. Eventually, Missouri will legalize recreational marijuana as well, which will help the show-me state considerably by saving tax payer dollars, and generating jobs and boosting the state&rsquo;s economy.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/missouri-will-start-accepting-hemp-production-applications/" target="_blank">http://www.theweedblog.com/missouri-will-start-accepting-hemp-production-applications/</a></div> King Kush - Indica http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/king-kush-indica <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2894_8.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="king-kush-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2894_8.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_2894_7.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="king-kush-weed-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2894_7.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_2894_6.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="king-kush-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2894_6.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_2894_5.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="king-kush-weed-5" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2894_5.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/king_kush" target="_blank">King Kush - Indica</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">With its background of OG Kush and Grape Ape, King Kush contains flavors of citrus, pine and kush. With a gradual but powerful high, King Kush is famous for its potency and shiny trichromes during flowering. This strain comes across as sweet and sour with its powerful and tangy grape scent, and some hints of lavender.</span></p> No, marijuana use doesn't lower your IQ http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/no-marijuana-use-doesnt-lower-your-iq <div> <img alt="marijuana-does-not-lower-your-iq" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/no-marijuana-doesnt-lower-your-iq.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 162px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />A 2012 Duke University study made international headlines when it purported to find a link between heavy marijuana use and IQ decline among teenagers. Other researchers questioned the findings almost immediately: Columbia University&#39;s Carl Hart noted the very small sample of heavy users (38) in the study, leading him to question how generalizable the results were.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Then, a follow-up study published 6 months later in the same journal found that the Duke paper failed to account for a number of confounding factors: &quot;Although it would be too strong to say that the results have been discredited, the methodology is flawed and the causal inference drawn from the results premature,&quot; it concluded.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Now, a new study out from the University College of London provides even stronger evidence that the Duke findings were flawed. The study draws on a considerably larger sample of adolescents than the Duke research - 2,612 children born in the Bristol area of the U.K. in 1991 and 1992. Researchers examined children&#39;s IQ scores at age 8 and again at age 15, and found &quot;no relationship between cannabis use and lower IQ at age 15,&quot; when confounding factors - alcohol use, cigarette use, maternal education, and others - were taken into account. Even heavy marijuana use wasn&#39;t associated with IQ.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;In particular alcohol use was found to be strongly associated with IQ decline,&quot; the authors write. &quot;No other factors were found to be predictive of IQ change.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The UK study does find evidence, however, of slightly impaired educational abilities among the very heaviest marijuana users. This group of students scored roughly 3% lower on school exams taken at age 16, even after adjusting for confounding factors.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/22/no-marijuana-use-doesnt-lower-your-iq/" target="_blank">http://www.washingtonpost.com</a></div> NYC Diesel - Hybrid http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/nyc-diesel-hybrid-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_779_8.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="nyc-diesel-hybrid" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_779_8.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_779_13.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="nyc-diesel-weed-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_779_13.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 101px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_779_11.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="nyc-diesel-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_779_11.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_779_10.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="nyc-diesel-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_779_10.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/nyc_diesel" target="_blank">NYC 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;">NYC Diesel is a cross of Sour Diesel and some afghan indica. NYC Diesel provides you with cerebral head high with just a taste of a heavy body stone. Good for getting outside and enjoying a nice summer day. Also good for stress and anxiety relief.</span></p> 50 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In San Jose File For Permits http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/50-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-in-san-jose-file-for-permits <div> <img alt="mj-dispensaries-file-for-permits" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/marijuana-dispensaries-filling-for-permits-in-san-jose.png" style="width: 280px; height: 206px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />SAN JOSE (KCBS) &mdash; There was a filing frenzy by owners of medical marijuana dispensaries in San Jose as they sought to beat a registration deadline on Friday, but strict new requirements may make it nearly impossible for them to get a permit.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> During the summer, San Jose voted to shut down about 90 medical marijuana businesses by Oct. 17 and allow some to reopen with an operating permit in 2015 but by time the smoke had cleared after 5 p.m. deadline on Friday, 50 of the 78 dispensaries had filed an application.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;They have to be in industrial locations. They can&rsquo;t be near residential homes. They can&rsquo;t be near schoolsor pre-schools. There is a number of conditions we will look at and then we&rsquo;ll screen those out right away,&rdquo; San Jose city spokesman, David Vossbrink said. &ldquo;What we don&rsquo;t know for sure yet is: of those 50, how many of them are actually complete and will meet the threshold for either location or for all the material they need for our operating requirements?&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> Former dispensary owner Dave Hodges, who was forced to close up shop thinks the zoning and operational requirements are so onerous that less than ten will likely survive the screening process.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;The locations that are available, I&rsquo;ve heard of outrageous numbers such as $30,000 to $50,000 a month for rent with large deposits and even obligations to buy the building,&rdquo; he said.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/10/21/50-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-in-san-jose-file-for-permits-despite-strict-requirements/" target="_blank">http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com</a></div> </div> Triple Barrel Blunt http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/triple-barrel-blunt <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/the-triple-barrel-blunt-stoner-fun.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="triple-barrel-blunt-fun" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/the-triple-barrel-blunt-stoner-fun.jpg" style="width: 403px; height: 403px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Poll: Support For Marijuana Legalization In New Hampshire Keeps Growing http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/poll-support-for-marijuana-legalization-in-new-hampshire-keeps-growing <div> <img alt="support-for-mmj-new-hampshire" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/new-hampshire-marijuana-moving-forward-with-poll.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 210px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />A new poll is out in New Hampshire which found growing support for marijuana legalization. New Hampshire is one of the leading states on my radar to legalize marijuana via the legislature between now and 2016. The poll was conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Below are some of the findings:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Although New Hampshire has legalized marijuana for medical purposes, earlier this year the New Hampshire legislature defeated an effort to legalize marijuana for recreational use. There is growing support for legalizing recreational marijuana in New Hampshire &mdash; 59% now support legalizing marijuana for recreational use (34% strongly and 25% somewhat), 35% oppose (25% strongly and 10% somewhat), 5% are neutral and 2% are unsure. Support for legalization has increased 8 percentage points in the past year.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Support for recreational marijuana legalization is strongest among those who never attend church (71% support), Independents (71%) and Democrats (70%). Opposition is strongest among regular churchgoers (58% oppose), older residents (52%), and Republicans (50%).</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> If marijuana were legalized in the Granite State, three-quarters of New Hampshire residents (72%) approve of selling it at licensed retail outlets and taxing it, similar to how alcohol is sold (48% strongly and 24% somewhat), only 24% disapprove of this idea (19% strongly and 5% somewhat), 2% are neutral and 1% are unsure. Support for this taxing and selling marijuana like alcohol has steadily increased since 2013.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Young people (86%), liberals (82%), Democrats (80%) are most likely to approve of this concept while regular churchgoers (44% oppose), older adults (38%), and Tea Party supporters (35%) are most likely to disapprove.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> When asked what they would prefer the state legislature to do with marijuana laws, 52% want marijuana legalized and taxed like alcohol, 19% want it decriminalized, 27% want to keep marijuana laws as they are now and 2% don&rsquo;t know or are unsure. This has measure is unchanged since it was last asked in April.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Majorities of Democrats (56%) and Independents (66%) prefer legalizing and taxing marijuana, while Republicans are more divided on the issue as 39% prefer legalization and 40% prefer keeping laws the way they are now.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> That&rsquo;s a very extensive poll. If 59% of residents of a state support something, politicians should be all over it, marijuana or otherwise. Will New Hampshire legalize marijuana between now and 2016? Only time will tell, but I think the state has a great chance of joining Colorado and Washington, and hopefully Alaska, Oregon, and Washington D.C. too if the 2014 Election works out.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/poll-support-for-marijuana-legalization-in-new-hampshire-keeps-growing/" target="_blank">http://www.theweedblog.com/poll-support-for-marijuana-legalization-in-new-hampshire-keeps-growing/</a></div> Afgooey - Indica http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/afgooey-indica <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3561_11.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="afgooey-indica-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3561_11.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 224px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3561_10.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="afgooey-weed-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3561_10.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 315px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3561_9.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="afgooey-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3561_9.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 572px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3561_7.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="afgooey-weed-4" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3561_7.jpg" style="width: 403px; height: 403px; 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/afgooey" target="_blank">Afgooey - Indica</a></span></span></strong></p> Colorado Health Officials Want To Ban Almost All Recreational Marijuana Edibles http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/colorado-health-officials-want-to-ban-almost-all-recreational-marijuana-edibles <div> <img alt="colorado-wants-to-ban-marijuana-edibles" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/colorado-wants-to-ban-all-marijuana-edibles.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 187px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />Health officials in Colorado are calling for what is nearly a full ban on retail marijuana edibles in the state, just 10 months after the first recreational sales of marijuana began.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Associated Press&#39; Kristen Wyatt first reported Monday on the Colorado Department of Health and Environment&#39;s request for a ban on the majority of marijuana-infused food products in the state.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The call for a ban from the state Health Department comes as multiple lawmakers, state marijuana industry representatives and state officials have made recommendations to be included in a Colorado House bill that seeks additional restrictions on the sale of edible marijuana products, all of which will be discussed in a working group Monday.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;Prohibit the production of retail edible marijuana products other than a simple lozenge/hard candy or tinctures that are plainly labeled using universal symbol(s) and that users can add to their products at home,&quot; Colorado Health Department officials wrote in their recommendation, obtained by The Huffington Post. &quot;Hard candy/lozenges would be manufactured in single 10 mg doses/lozenges and tinctures would be produced and labeled with dosing instructions, such as two drops equals 10 mg.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> When reached for comment by The Huffington Post, Health Deputy Director of Communications Jan Stapleman said the agency will not be making a statement about the department&#39;s recommendations for the bill until after Monday&#39;s working group meeting ends.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The House bill&#39;s language requires that a working group be assembled before the bill&#39;s passage to discuss concerns, recommendations and requests regarding marijuana edibles in the state. The working group will not draft rules or conduct rule-making. Instead, it will produce a report with the recommendations and provide that to the state legislature so lawmakers can best understand the issues and range of available recommendations.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Colorado Department of Revenue&#39;s Marijuana Enforcement Division, which oversees the state&#39;s marijuana industry including sales of edibles, will make the final rules based on the recommendations from the working group and state lawmakers after the 2015 legislative session.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;It is important to note that we will be collecting both supportive and dissenting opinions for each recommendation during the working group process and these opinions will be included in the Division&#39;s report to the general assembly,&quot; Natriece Bryant, communications specialist at Colorado&#39;s Department of Revenue, told HuffPost. &quot;The Division views its primary role as a facilitator to the working group process and as drafter of the final report, it is our role, at this juncture, to ensure that all of the underlying issues and potential recommendations are identified, considered and included in the report.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Read more:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/20/colorado-marijuana-edibles-ban_n_6015588.html" target="_blank">http://www.huffingtonpost.com</a></div> Berry White - Hybrid http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/berry-white-hybrid <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1264_3.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="berry-white-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1264_3.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1264_2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="berry-white-weed-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1264_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1264_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="berry-white-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1264_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 146px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/60895_1264_4.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="berry-white-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/60895_1264_4.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 107px; 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/berry_white" target="_blank">Berry White - Hybrid</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Berry White is a cross of BlueBerry x White Widow. The effects start off all cerebral with a mixture of warm, tingly fuzziness combined with light pressure. Before you break them open, the buds have a nice fruity fragrance. Once you break the buds open you get a massive whiff of a sour berry smell. This strain could be very good for those who suffer from migraines and also good for muscle spasms and restlessleg syndrome.</span></p> Marijuana and Ebola: Experts Weigh In http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/marijuana-and-ebola-experts-weigh-in <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="ebola-and-medical-cannabis" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/ebola-and-medical-cannabis.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 210px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></div> <div> Cannabis Sativa, Inc. CEO Gary Johnson believes marijuana is &quot;potentially an actual cure&quot; for the Ebola virus. And his medical director predicts it &quot;will help the survival of this deadly disease.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;We actually believe we have efficacy with regard to treating Ebola,&quot; Johnson recently said. &ldquo;I am not a snake oil salesman. I&rsquo;m not. You know, I&rsquo;m the former governor of New Mexico.&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> David B. Allen of Cannabis Sativa argues that cannabinoids inhibit VEGF and other Cytokines, which is critical to countering the effecs of Ebola. &quot;Cannabinoids are emerging as a new class of drugs that treat infections of bacteria, fungi and virus by different mechanisms of action not found in any other class of drug.&quot; he writes. &quot;Cannabinoids inhibit many different virus strains from replicating.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Allen calls on the &quot;medical community to start human trials on survivability of Ebola infected patients&quot; using cannabinoids, specifically cannabidiol (CBD), because &nbsp;&quot;cannabis is so very safe especially under doctor supervision.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;h<a href="http://www.celebstoner.com/news/marijuana-news/2014/10/19/marijuana-and-ebola-experts-weigh-in/" target="_blank">ttp://www.celebstoner.com</a></div> What's packed in your Joint today http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/whats-packed-in-your-joint-today-2 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/tasty-cannabis-joints-sooth-the-pain-and-heal-the-soul.png" target="_blank"><img alt="cannabis-in-your-joint" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/tasty-cannabis-joints-sooth-the-pain-and-heal-the-soul.png" style="width: 450px; height: 448px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Hemp Building Material Absorbs Pollutants And Improves Insulation http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/hemp-building-material-absorbs-pollutants-and-improves-insulation <div> <img alt="hemp-helps-the-environment" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/hemp-helps-the-enviroment.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 186px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />Hemp never ceases to amaze me. Hemp is great for making clothes. Hemp seed is a great food source. Hemp is better to make paper out of than wood, although as we continue to transition to digital formats, that need is becoming less prevalent, but still prevalent enough to be relevant nonetheless. I read an article not too far back that showed hemp is likely to be used to make more efficient batteries in the future. It appears that hemp is a stellar building material too, creating a material that absorbs pollutants while also improving insulation compared to petroleum products. Per Green Optimistic:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Just because a building has to be solid and tough, it does not mean that the materials used to construct it have to be hard-core polluting steel and concrete. Not long ago we drew your attention to eco-friendly cement, which can be used in the making of concrete, now it is time to move on to other eco-friendly materials. A team of scientists from University of Bath, UK, working under the HIVE project, has set their eyes on using hemp as a replacement to oil-based products in insulating materials.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> To be more precise, the guys decided to focus on hemp-lime and hemp fiber. Building materials made of these were found to have perfect insulating properties, they absorb moisture from the air, and can control the internal temperature of the building. To make the material suitable for construction, all that is needed is to mix the hemp with lime-based binder and turn it into highly resistant to fire and decay building panels.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Building with hemp materials is a win-win every way you look at it. It helps the environment, it&rsquo;s cost effective, and it&rsquo;s efficient. Petroleum based building materials are harmful to the environment, get more expensive all the time, and don&rsquo;t work nearly as well as hemp based products. I can&rsquo;t wait until someday when I can afford to build a house made out of hemp!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/building-material-hemp-absorbs-pollutants-improves-insulation/" target="_blank">http://www.theweedblog.com/building-material-hemp-absorbs-pollutants-improves-insulation/</a></div> Purple Zombie - Indica http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/purple-zombie-indica <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_10459_7.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="purple-zombie-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_10459_7.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_10459_6.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="purple-zombie-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_10459_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_10459_4.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="purple-zombie-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_10459_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_10459_3.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="purple-zombie-weed-5" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_10459_3.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 300px; 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_zombie" target="_blank">Purple Zombie - Indica</a></span></span></strong></p> New Marijuana Possession Laws Go Into Effect In Philadelphia http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/new-marijuana-possession-laws-go-into-effect-in-philadelphia <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="new-mmj-law-for-philly" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/philadelphia-is-decriminalizing-marijuana-possession-new-law-in-effect.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 180px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div> PHILADELPHIA (CBS) &ndash; New laws go into effect on Monday relaxing the punishment for some types of marijuana possession in Philadelphia.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Police will now issue a $25 fine to anyone caught with less than an ounce of pot. Someone caught smoking marijuana in public will receive a $100 fine and up to nine hours of community service.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Officials say the new policy does not legalize marijuana use or possession, but it allows law enforcement to focus on more serious offenses.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/10/20/new-marijuana-possession-laws-go-into-effect-in-philadelphia/" target="_blank">http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com</a></div> Yodas Brain - Indica http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/yodas-brain-indica <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_5446_5.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="yodas-brain-indica" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_5446_5.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_5446_4.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="yodas-brain-weed-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_5446_4.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_5446_3.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="yodas-brain-weed-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_5446_3.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_5446_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="yodas-brain-weed-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_5446_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/yodas_brain" target="_blank">Yodas Brain - Indica</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">An indica-dominant hybrid. Looks like Yoda in marijuana Form. Like its OG brothers and sisters, this bud contains those beautiful orange strains spouting out of its light green core. It is completely covered in crystals with swollen trichome heads looking to burst.</span></p> Can Smoking Marijuana Can Protect You From Ebola? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/can-smoking-marijuana-can-protect-you-from-ebola <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.692307em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.1000003814697px; text-align: center;"> <img alt="can-smoking-weed-protect-you-from-ebola" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/can-smoknig-weed-protect-you-from-ebola.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.692307em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.1000003814697px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Not a day has gone by in the last few weeks</strong>&nbsp;without a mention of Ebola. Having made its way into North America, Ebola has become reached the top of the &ldquo;to fear&rdquo; list, making many worry that it will only be a matter of time before the disease dominates the continent. Effective vaccines and treatments for Ebola have yet to be discovered, though one may be hiding in plain sight: cannabis.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.692307em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.1000003814697px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Cannabinoids in marijuana have gained</strong>&nbsp;more and more of a reputation as a way to control and aid one&rsquo;s immune systems, specifically with diseases that target a body&rsquo;s natural defense measures against viruses, like HIV.&nbsp;<a href="http://sasquatchglass.com/weed-protects-ebola/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(255, 66, 0); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">Dr. David B. Allen</a>, medical director of Cannabis Sativa, Inc, and&nbsp;<a href="http://newcure.org/news/105-can-cannabinoids-in-cannabis-fight-off-ebola" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(255, 66, 0); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">Brad Morehouse</a>, founder of NewCure.org, both believe cannabis can combat Ebola in the same way.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.692307em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.1000003814697px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">First, a rundown on what Ebola is and does</strong>, so everyone understands the argument. Ebola is a virus that targets the RNA (which creates proteins) in cells, takes over, then begins to replicate itself. The virus is able to hide itself from virus killing cells by creating indivisibility cloak-like surface proteins, which makes fighting Ebola especially difficult for the body.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.692307em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.1000003814697px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Another consequence of Ebola being</strong>&nbsp;an RNA virus is that it makes each strain unique to the individual infected, thus making the creation of a widely applicable vaccine incredibly difficult.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.692307em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.1000003814697px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">What makes Ebola deadly is the way</strong>&nbsp;in which one&rsquo;s immune system reacts as time goes on. Aside from creating hemorrhaging and leaking between cells, Ebola primarily kills when a person&rsquo;s body releases a massive amount of enzymes (a cytokine storm) and an overabundant, and fatal amount, of immune cells being activated.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.692307em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.1000003814697px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">That&rsquo;s where&nbsp;marijuana&nbsp;comes in</strong>&nbsp;as a potential saving grace to those afflicted with Ebola. As Joe Martin points out, cannabis is contains natural antiretrovirals and is also an anti-inflammatory able to reduce the harm to the body caused by a cytokine storm.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.692307em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.1000003814697px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Dr. Allen also&nbsp;<a href="http://newcure.org/news/105-can-cannabinoids-in-cannabis-fight-off-ebola" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(255, 66, 0); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">notes</a>&nbsp;that cannabis has</strong>&nbsp;already become a legitimate regulator of immune system processes for those infected with HIV, with the same processes being applicable to Ebola. Being a natural virus killer, Allen also notes how cannabis can prevent the other harmful consequences of Ebola, namely hemorrhaging and cell leaking.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.692307em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.1000003814697px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Strong evidence suggests that cannabis</strong>&nbsp;can be a positive treatment for those suffering from Ebola, but all of which should be taken with a grain of salt. These are hypotheses, based on research involving other viruses, and not proven fact. Still, the argumentation is enough to warrant a clinical trial. Worst to worst, Ebola sufferers will smoke a bit of weed, which won&rsquo;t make things worse&hellip;we hope.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.692307em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.1000003814697px;"> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mtlblog.com/2014/10/smoking-marijuana-can-protect-you-from-ebola/#" target="_blank">http://www.mtlblog.com</a></p>