THCFinder - Marijuana Blog http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog Blog about medical marijuana dispensaries, politics and legal weed OG (Sativa) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/og-sativa-2 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3533_25.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="og-weed-sativa" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3533_25.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_3533_10.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="og-weed-sativa-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3533_10.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3533_29.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="og-weed-sativa-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3533_29.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" />&nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3533_13.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="og-weed-sativa-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3533_13.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/sativa/og" target="_blank">OG - Sativa</a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">The &quot;Ocean Grown&quot; OG Kush comes from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles and is considered to be the strain that put Southern California buds on par with the flowers coming from up North. Developed over three generations and years of stabilizing as well as developing the perfect fertilizer / food for this particular strain, resulted in a phenomenal kush, said to be the strongest indica today. OG Kush, when properly grown, has the highest THC content of all kushes.</span></p> Diamonds Or Bud? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/diamonds-or-bud <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="diamonds-or-bud" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/diamonds-or-bud.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 300px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></div> <div> We all love cannabis. Otherwise, you wouldn&rsquo;t be reading this and I wouldn&rsquo;t be writing it. The plant helps a lot of us get through our daily grind, whether helping us eat, ease pain, laugh, sleep, or just deal with people in general. But most of us probably wouldn&rsquo;t steal a $160,000 diamond from a UPS plane and trade it for $20 worth of bud&hellip; But Walter Earl Morrison, age 20, did just that and got caught, go figure.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Morrison was working to UPS while unloading planes in the cargo area of Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Arizona, when he stuffed one of the packages under his shirt. He believed that the package contained cash but instead, he discovered that the box held an extremely valuable hunk of diamond. Instead of buying a ton of cannabis, Morrison allegedly traded the single stoned (again, valued around $160,000) for $20 worth of cannabis. The quality of the cannabis purchased wasn&rsquo;t stated in the report but we can assume that it was probably substandard and not nearly worth what the diamond was.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> According to the owner of the House of Diamonds, Brent Taubman, any single stone worth more than $100,000 is a very sought after piece. Imagine even holding a single piece of geographical fragment that was worth such a staggering sum. Most stoners would be too afraid to even touch such an object but Morrison didn&rsquo;t think so. The diamond was recovered from the person Morrison traded it to and returned to the original recipient. UPS fired Morrison and he is being charged with felony theft.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> If faced with such a choice, which option would you choose? The diamond worth enough to buy three brand new Mercedes plus a trip to Las Vegas for a weekend or maybe a gram of marijuana? Whatever you would choose theoretically, please be sure to avoid stealing $160,000 diamonds and trading them for things that are valued at far less.</div> You can be a Ganja Fairy for Halloween http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/you-can-be-a-ganja-fairy-for-halloween <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/ganjafairy-for-halloween-ganja-fairy-weed-fun.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="ganja-fairy" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/ganjafairy-for-halloween-ganja-fairy-weed-fun.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Another Poll Shows Marijuana Legalization Winning In Oregon http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/another-poll-shows-marijuana-legalization-winning-in-oregon <div> <img alt="oregon-mmj-legalization-looking-good" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/poll-shows-oregon-mmj-legalization-looking-good.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 280px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />Oregonians are getting their ballots in the mail right now, and many are no doubt voting &lsquo;yes&rsquo; on Measure 91. I have yet to see a poll showing marijuana legalization losing. Sure, there are polls that show less than 50% support, but the &lsquo;no&rsquo; side of those polls is in the 30-low 40% range. So hypothetically, if all of the &lsquo;undecided voters&rsquo; voted no, it could swing the election in favor of marijuana prohibition. I&rsquo;m hopeful that won&rsquo;t happen, and I hope people keep urging their friends and family members to vote &lsquo;yes&rsquo; on Measure 91.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Another poll was released yesterday that showed Measure 91 winning by a heft margin. Per Survey USA:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Briefly overshadowed in some quarters by the week&rsquo;s events, is Oregon Ballot Measure 91, which would legalize recreational marijuana for adults age 21 and older. Today, &ldquo;Yes&rdquo; on 91 leads &ldquo;No&rdquo; 48% to 37%. Compared to an identical 09/25/14 SurveyUSA poll, Yes is up 4 points, No is down 3 points. Yes had led by 4, now leads by 11. Greater Portland supports 91 by 15 points. The &ldquo;rest of Oregon&rdquo; supports 91 by just 2 points. Caution: support for this measure is young. Opposition is old. Older voters are more reliable than younger voters in a mid-term election. Any outcome remains possible, though &ldquo;Yes&rdquo; has the upper hand at this hour.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Cell-phone respondents and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 700 state of Oregon adults 10/16/14 through 10/19/14. Of the adults, 623 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 561 were determined by SurveyUSA to be return a ballot before the 11/04/14 deadline. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (72% of likely voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (28% of likely voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device. Interviewing for this survey was conducted during fast-moving news events. It is possible voters have not had time to digest some of the news as yet. In that case, these numbers may change again between now and Election Day.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> I personally don&rsquo;t want to see anyone else arrested for marijuana in Oregon. I also don&rsquo;t want to have to live in fear of having my son taken away from me because of marijuana prohibition. I would also love to see the look on my old college classmate&rsquo;s faces when marijuana is legalized (public policy major in college), something that they said would never be done in Oregon. If you haven&rsquo;t already, make sure to visit DidTheyVote.Org to see if your friends and/or family members have voted yet, and if they haven&rsquo;t, give them a gentle reminder. As the survey stated, we need as many people to vote as possible, especially young people, which are by far our largest demographic to this website. Chances are, if you are reading this, you are between the ages of 18-34, so make sure to vote, and tell every other Oregonian you know to do the same!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/another-poll-shows-marijuana-legalization-winning-in-oregon/" target="_blank">http://www.theweedblog.com/another-poll-shows-marijuana-legalization-winning-in-oregon/</a></div> Green Queen - Hybrid http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/green-queen-hybrid-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2646_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="green-queen-hybrid" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2646_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_2646_2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="green-queen-hybrid-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2646_2.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_2646_3.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="green-queen-hybrid-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2646_3.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_2646_6.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="green-queen-hybrid-4" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2646_6.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/green_queen" target="_blank">Green Queen - Hybrid</a></span></span></strong></p> Police Donate Stolen Lamps To Sports Team http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/10/police-donate-stolen-lamps-to-sports-team <div> <img alt="police-donate-grow-lights-to-school" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/police-donate-grow-lights-to-school.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 210px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />When cops raid a cannabis grow op, they usually take everything. And by everything, I really mean everything. The plants, the pots, the lights, the irrigation systems. Everything is tarn and categorized as evidence, leaving the grower to struggle to come up with food money, forget rent and lawyer fees. But as always, the cops use this to their advantage and try to make themselves look good at the disadvantage of others.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Take, for example, the police in Rochdale, who confiscated grow lights and then donated them to Spotland Stadium in order for the field to grow better grass. Sgt Andy Fern was the man behind the &ldquo;donation&rdquo; and the idea was formed after a similar situation in Notts County, who also used stolen grow lights to improve their sports playing field. Lights such as this are expensive, running almost $13,000 for this particular model. The heat from the lamps will assist the grass growth and replicate warmer conditions.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> While the head groundskeeper, 24 year old Oli Makin, has nothing but kind words to say about the donation from the police, the article which reported the story said nothing of the devastation that befell the original owner of the lights. &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t thank the police enough,&rdquo; Makin said, truly showing how little people know (or care) about the people who are growing cannabis in order to keep a roof over their heads and food in their bellies. Growers spend thousands upon thousands of dollars in order to keep their plants healthy and happy, providing to regular citizens or patients. But inevitably, the cops break in to these grow sites, take everything that isn&rsquo;t bolted to the floor (and sometimes, they even take those things as well), and leave the grower strapped for money and most of the time, in jail.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> So while the Rochdale Hornets rugby team will have a beautiful field of grass to play on, the person who actually paid for those lights is sitting in a jail cell, awaiting a trial for simply growing a plant. The police on the other hand, look like heroes in the community, donating expensive equipment to people who &ldquo;need&rdquo; it. But in reality, the equipment is stolen and unjustly given away to sports fields. To some, the police are heroes. To those who know better, they are thieves giving out stolen merchandise&hellip; Which was a crime, last time I checked.</div> 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>