THCFinder - Marijuana Blog http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog Blog about medical marijuana dispensaries, politics and legal weed North Coast marijuana growers fear a takeover by 'Big Alcohol' http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/north-coast-marijuana-growers-fear-a-takeover-by-big-alcohol <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/fbdtfghtdeaejh.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/fbdtfghtdeaejh.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 253px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 18px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 18px; line-height: 27px; font-family: Georgia, 'Droid Serif', serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-top: 13px;"> For the Humboldt farmers, Sonoma County&#39;s&nbsp;subterranean tasting rooms and Tuscan affectations offered a glimpse into a rarefied realm of legal intoxicants.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 18px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 18px; line-height: 27px; font-family: Georgia, 'Droid Serif', serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> The marijuana growers had driven south from redwood country to the oak and grass hills&nbsp;to take part in an event called &ldquo;The Women of Wine &amp; Cannabis,&rdquo; a chance to visit boutique wineries and learn about appellations and branding in the $200-billion retail alcohol market.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 18px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 18px; line-height: 27px; font-family: Georgia, 'Droid Serif', serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-pot-distributors-10102020-snap-story.html">http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-pot-distributors-10102020-snap-story.html</a></p> Wiz Khalifa - How Much Does Wiz Smoke? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/wiz-khalifa-how-much-does-wiz-smoke <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/x3DC_QAgGeY" width="560"></iframe></p> Sweet Tooth (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/sweet-tooth-hybrid-6 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3522_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3522_2.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 328px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/102560_3522_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/102560_3522_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 83px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3522_4.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3522_4.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 98px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/sweet_tooth"><strong>Sweet Tooth (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/sweet_tooth"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Sweet tooth is named that because of its ability to produce sugary crystals. It is a powerful indica that&#39;s has just enough Sativa to keep you awake. It comes with a body stone that alleviates pain and allows your mind to travel easily. It is not recommended for those who have a long list of chores to accomplish.</span></a></p> Toronto Police Crack Down On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/toronto-police-crack-down-on-medical-marijuana-dispensaries <div class="wp-caption alignright" id="attachment_48864" 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: 25.6px; 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/project-claudia-toronto-medical-marijuana-raids.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;"><img alt="project claudia toronto medical marijuana raids" class="wp-image-48864 size-medium" data-wp-pid="48864" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" src="http://cdn.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/project-claudia-toronto-medical-marijuana-raids-300x300.jpg" srcset="http://cdn1.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/project-claudia-toronto-medical-marijuana-raids-300x300.jpg 300w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/project-claudia-toronto-medical-marijuana-raids-175x175.jpg 175w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/project-claudia-toronto-medical-marijuana-raids-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/project-claudia-toronto-medical-marijuana-raids-450x450.jpg 450w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/project-claudia-toronto-medical-marijuana-raids.jpg 576w" 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: 25.6px;"> Yesterday was a sad day in Toronto as Toronto Police cracked down on several medical marijuana dispensaries as part of &lsquo;Project Claudia.&rsquo; While it is unknown how many dispensaries were raided, I saw many reports on social media that put the number as high as 40. Those reports are from social media, so take the number for what you will, but the fact of the matter is that a very large number of dispensaries were raided, which is a huge waste of law enforcement resources. Per the&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;">Toronto Sun</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: 25.6px; background-image: url(&quot;http://cdn.theweedblog.com/wp-content/themes/suffusion/images/blockquote-l.png&quot;); 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;"> Giant bags of weed locked in police cruisers, young people in handcuffs inside dispensaries, signs that say &ldquo;Closed&rdquo; or &ldquo;Closing.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> This was the very public face Thursday of Project Claudia &mdash; an effort by Toronto Police to crack down on stores selling medical marijuana over the counter.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> Police wouldn&rsquo;t say how many marijuana dispensaries were raided across the city over the lunch hour, how many people were arrested or the charges.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/toronto-police-crack-down-on-medical-marijuana-dispensaries/">http://www.theweedblog.com/toronto-police-crack-down-on-medical-marijuana-dispensaries/</a></p> </blockquote> White Fire (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/white-fire-hybrid-4 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3446_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3446_1.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_3446_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3446_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/116608_3446_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/116608_3446_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/white_fire"><strong>White Fire (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/white_fire"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">An indica-dominant hybrid that is believed to be a cross between Fire OG and White Rhino, White Fire is very strong and has very euphoric effects. Very frosty, almost white nugs.</span></a></p> California Gym Allows Members to Toke While They Train http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/california-gym-allows-members-to-toke-while-they-train <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/CA-gym-allows-smoking-train.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/CA-gym-allows-smoking-train.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 281px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.92px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Lace up your sneakers and get ready for the first and, so far, only, weed-friendly gym to open soon in San Francisco.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.92px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Power Plant Fitness will allow edibles and vaping on-site to start with and eventually will add an outdoor smoking deck.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.92px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> The philosophy of the fitness club includes the use of cannabis as a tool for focus and recovery.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.92px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> New members will take a &ldquo;cannabis performance assessment&rdquo; under staff supervision to determine the &ldquo;most optimal ways to consume,&rdquo; explained cofounder Jim McAlpine.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.92px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.hightimes.com/read/california-gym-allows-members-toke-while-they-train">http://www.hightimes.com/read/california-gym-allows-members-toke-while-they-train</a></p> Will You Dab With Me? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/will-you-dab-with-me-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/tumblr_n6q6jbAopo1rv0phzo1_500.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/tumblr_n6q6jbAopo1rv0phzo1_500.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> House Republican says he used medical marijuana while in office http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/house-republican-says-he-used-medical-marijuana-while-in-office <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/5760.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/5760.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 271px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div class="el__leafmedia el__leafmedia--sourced-paragraph" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(38, 38, 38); font-family: CNN, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, Utkal, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgb(254, 254, 254);"> <p class="zn-body__paragraph" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 15px; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; font-size: 1.2rem; line-height: 1.66667;"> <cite class="el-editorial-source" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: CNN, 'Helvetica Neue', Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-weight: 700;">(CNN)</cite>Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Republican congressman from California, a senior member on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.</p> </div> <div class="zn-body__paragraph" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 15px; font-family: CNN, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, Utkal, sans-serif; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; font-size: 1.2rem; line-height: 1.66667; margin-right: 0px; color: rgb(38, 38, 38); background-color: rgb(254, 254, 254);"> He also announced recently that he&#39;s a medical marijuana user.</div> <ul class="cn cn-list-hierarchical-xs cn--idx-4 cn-zoneAdContainer" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; list-style: none; color: rgb(38, 38, 38); font-family: CNN, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, Utkal, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgb(254, 254, 254);"> </ul> <div class="zn-body__paragraph" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 15px; font-family: CNN, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, Utkal, sans-serif; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; font-size: 1.2rem; line-height: 1.66667; margin-right: 0px; color: rgb(38, 38, 38); background-color: rgb(254, 254, 254);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/26/health/rohrabacher-medical-marijuana/">http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/26/health/rohrabacher-medical-marijuana/</a></div> Hall Pass - pot brownies scene http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/hall-pass-pot-brownies-scene <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iWAe86U5Njc" width="420"></iframe></p> Chernobyl (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/chernobyl-hybrid-5 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/14910_3445_3.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/14910_3445_3.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 395px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/7321_3445_9.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/7321_3445_9.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 157px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3445_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3445_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/chernobyl"><strong>Chernobyl (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/chernobyl"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Rated one of the Top 10 Strains of 2010 by High Times, Chernobyl has a unique lime-sherbet odor. Originally bred by TGA Seeds, it is a cross of Train Wreck, Jack the Ripper and Trinity, and is a sativadominant hybrid strain. Comes with a long-lasting cerebral high and the flavor of lime.</span></a></p> It’s Not The Kids Turning On To Marijuana, It’s Grandma And Grandpa http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/its-not-the-kids-turning-on-to-marijuana-its-grandma-and-grandpa <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> <a href="http://cdn.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/grandma-marijuana.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;"><img alt="grandma marijuana senior seniors cannabis grandpa" class="alignright wp-image-19040 size-full" data-wp-pid="19040" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" src="http://cdn.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/grandma-marijuana.jpg" srcset="http://cdn1.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/grandma-marijuana.jpg 300w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/grandma-marijuana-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/grandma-marijuana-100x100.jpg 100w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/grandma-marijuana-250x250.jpg 250w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/grandma-marijuana-280x280.jpg 280w" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; float: right; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a>By Phillip Smith</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> The growing acceptance of and access to legal marijuana has some people worried that the youth are going to start using it more frequently, but that&rsquo;s not the demographic where pot has really taken off. Instead, it&rsquo;s senior citizens.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Whether it&rsquo;s wide-open medical marijuana states like California or fully legal states like Colorado, the gray-haired set is increasingly turning to pot, and not just to ease their aches and pains With a half-dozen more states likely to have legalization on the ballot (and win) this year and medical marijuana coming to more, grandma and grandpa are set to become even more interested.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Last week,&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;">CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;reported on the phenomenon of senior marijuana use, and the numbers are striking. Citing data from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (<span data-scayt_word="SAMHSA" data-scaytid="1" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;">SAMHSA</span>), the program reported that the number of pot users over 55 jumped from 2.8 million in 2013 to 4.3 million in 2014, a 55% increase in a single year.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/its-not-the-kids-turning-on-to-marijuana-its-grandma-and-grandpa/">http://www.theweedblog.com/its-not-the-kids-turning-on-to-marijuana-its-grandma-and-grandpa/</a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Correspondent Barry Petersen took viewers inside Oakland&rsquo;s&nbsp;<span data-scayt_word="Harborside" data-scaytid="2" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;">Harborside</span>&nbsp;Health Center, the world&rsquo;s largest medical marijuana dispensary, where the senior demographic was well-represented. His footage shows people in their&nbsp;<span data-scayt_word="50s" data-scaytid="3" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;">50s</span>&nbsp;and<span data-scayt_word="60s" data-scaytid="4" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;">60s</span>&nbsp;describing how marijuana treats what ails them.</p> XXX OG (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/xxx-og-hybrid-8 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1282_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1282_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_1282_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1282_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1282_4.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1282_4.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strain.php?strainname=XXX%20OG&amp;morep=1"><strong>XXX OG (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strain.php?strainname=XXX%20OG&amp;morep=1"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">XXX OG is a heavy indica with dense green buds and a skunky aroma. Comes with very indica effects, best for nighttime use.</span></a></p> Ohio on the Verge of Legalizing Medical Marijuana http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/ohio-on-the-verge-of-legalizing-medical-marijuana <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Ohio-MarijuanaBallotInitiatives_0_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Ohio-MarijuanaBallotInitiatives_0_1.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 281px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.92px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Ohio is on the verge of becoming the next state to legalize medical marijuana for patients suffering from serious conditions.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.92px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> On Wednesday, after making a few minor tweaks to the language, the Senate put its seal of approval on a proposal designed to provide patients with access to marijuana for medicinal purposes. The changes to the Senate version were then given the green light by the House of Representatives, sending the bill to the office of Governor John Kasich for either a signature or veto.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.92px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.hightimes.com/read/ohio-verge-legalizing-medical-marijuana">http://www.hightimes.com/read/ohio-verge-legalizing-medical-marijuana</a></p> Ready for Liftoff http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/ready-for-liftoff-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/11986973_483276271852710_2745139385242077368_n.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/11986973_483276271852710_2745139385242077368_n.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 443px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> As More States Legalize Marijuana, Adolescents’ Problems With Cannabis Decline http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/as-more-states-legalize-marijuana-adolescents-problems-with-cannabis-decline <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> <a href="http://cdn1.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/Teen-Age-Dope-Slaves.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;"><img alt="Teen Age Dope Slaves" class="alignright wp-image-2500 size-medium" data-wp-pid="2500" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" src="http://cdn1.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/Teen-Age-Dope-Slaves-300x300.jpg" srcset="http://cdn.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/Teen-Age-Dope-Slaves-300x300.jpg 300w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/Teen-Age-Dope-Slaves-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/Teen-Age-Dope-Slaves.jpg 600w" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; float: right; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a>A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states indicates the number of teens with marijuana-related problems is declining. Similarly, the rates of marijuana use by young people are falling despite the fact more U.S. states are legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana use and the number of adults using the drug has increased.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis examined data on drug use collected from young people, ages 12 to 17, over a 12-year span. They found that the number of adolescents who had problems related to marijuana &mdash; such as becoming dependent on the drug or having trouble in school and in relationships &mdash; declined by 24 percent from 2002 to 2013.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Over the same period, kids, when asked whether they had used pot in the previous 12 months, reported fewer instances of marijuana use in 2013 than their peers had reported in 2002. In all, the rate fell by 10 percent.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Those drops were accompanied by reductions in behavioral problems, including fighting, property crimes and selling drugs. The researchers found that the two trends are connected. As kids became less likely to engage in problem behaviors, they also became less likely to have problems with marijuana.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/as-more-states-legalize-marijuana-adolescents-problems-with-cannabis-decline/">http://www.theweedblog.com/as-more-states-legalize-marijuana-adolescents-problems-with-cannabis-decline/</a></p> Cheech & Chong's History of 420 http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/cheech-chongs-history-of-420 <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="256" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GDJMK5ZoCUE" width="455"></iframe></p> Platinum OG (Indica) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/platinum-og-indica-3 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1389_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1389_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/33117_1389_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/33117_1389_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 154px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/33117_1389_4.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/33117_1389_4.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 249px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/platinum_og">Platinum OG (Indica)</a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/platinum_og"><span itemprop="description" style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">100% Indica phenotype. This strain is called Platinum due to the silvery crystal formation on GIANT buds! Anything but subtle describes the distinct odor of lemony citrus and Pinesol. Definitely full of earthy flavor, although you can certainly detect kushy notes. Very similar to True OG! Characteristic for an indica, an initial slight rush transitions to great mental and body relaxation. This Strain has an intense %u201CCouchlock%u201D effect ! Great Strain for Acute and Chronic Pain, Insomnia, Nausea and Headaches.</span></a></p> Urge D.C. Judiciary Committee To Improve Medical Marijuana Program http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/urge-d.c.-judiciary-committee-to-improve-medical-marijuana-program <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> <a href="http://cdn.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/Flag-Pic.gif" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;"><img alt="washington dc decriminalization marijuana possession" class="alignright wp-image-7836 size-medium" data-wp-pid="7836" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" src="http://cdn.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/Flag-Pic-300x300.gif" srcset="http://cdn.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/Flag-Pic-300x300.gif 300w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/Flag-Pic-150x150.gif 150w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/Flag-Pic-200x200.gif 200w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/Flag-Pic.gif 346w" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; float: right; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a>I received the following alert out of DC:</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> While D.C. has an effective medical marijuana program, there is still room for improvement. Two bills are pending to do just that, but they&rsquo;re stalled in the Judiciary Committee.&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i%3DkM9LvZXONCYkusr5paXG4w&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1464290151067000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGwBSizd16lVUsDqDgNcMguy4hIEQ" href="http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i=kM9LvZXONCYkusr5paXG4w" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">Click here to urge all the Judiciary Committee members to make sure these bills move forward NOW.</a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> B21-192 would require lab testing so that patients know what they are getting and that their medicine is free of contaminants, while B21-210 would allow reciprocity for out-of-state patients and remove the arbitrary cap on the number of plants a cultivation center can grow, alleviating shortages and driving down prices.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Unfortunately, Judiciary Committee Chairman McDuffie has not scheduled either bill for a hearing or vote, although one of the bills has been before the committee for seven months. Other members of the committee also have the authority to request that the bills be considered at a special meeting.&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i%3DDFaepjx3d4JfH2anR2eluA&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1464290151067000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFTv5z1QZyPfbgWujwSqkr9lTqrFw" href="http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i=DFaepjx3d4JfH2anR2eluA" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">Please ask your council members to support these bills and expand compassionate access to D.C.&rsquo;s program.</a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/urge-d-c-judiciary-committee-to-improve-medical-marijuana-program/">http://www.theweedblog.com/urge-d-c-judiciary-committee-to-improve-medical-marijuana-program/</a></p> Blackberry Kush (Indica) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/blackberry-kush-indica-8 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/108997_3245_8.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/108997_3245_8.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/81645_3245_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/81645_3245_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 248px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/114040_3245_6.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/114040_3245_6.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 84px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/blackberry_kush"><strong>Blackberry Kush (Indica)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/blackberry_kush"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Blackberry Kush is a mostly Indica Kush with a strong blackberry smell and pink and red hairs. It truly lives up to its name, with a remarkably strong blackberry / piney / hashy smell. As a potent Indica, Blackberry Kush is couchlock weed, and so it is not recommended for high-activity moments.</span></a></p> Colorado Prosecutor Says Legal Marijuana Causes Majority of State’s Murders http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/05/colorado-prosecutor-says-legal-marijuana-causes-majority-of-states-murders <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/ColoradoMarijuana.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/ColoradoMarijuana.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 281px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.92px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> While many Colorado officials have come forward over the past few months to declare that legal weed is working better than they ever imagined, some prosecutors across the state believe the legal cannabis industry is responsible for the majority of the state&rsquo;s murders.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.92px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> In a recent interview with&nbsp;<a href="http://kdvr.com/2016/05/24/prosecutors-colorado-sees-increase-in-murders-motivated-by-marijuana/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(128, 169, 67); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; transition: color 0.3s ease;" target="_blank">Fox 31 Denver</a>, Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler said nearly two-thirds of the homicide cases he has overseen in recent years have had a blatant connection to marijuana. This uprising in murder, he said, could be traced back to a legion of small time dope dealers who are slinging the herb on the street with rabid enthusiasm because legal weed has made it easier for the black market to thrive.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.92px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.hightimes.com/read/colorado-prosecutor-says-legal-marijuana-causes-majority-state%E2%80%99s-murders">http://www.hightimes.com/read/colorado-prosecutor-says-legal-marijuana-causes-majority-state%E2%80%99s-murders</a></p>