THCFinder - Marijuana Blog http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog Blog about medical marijuana dispensaries, politics and legal weed Ghost OG Nugs http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/ghost-og-nugs <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/ghost-og-greenworks-weed-ghost-og-cannabis-ghostog-weed-mmj-thcf-thcfinder-00919kkls091.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="ghost-og-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/ghost-og-greenworks-weed-ghost-og-cannabis-ghostog-weed-mmj-thcf-thcfinder-00919kkls091.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_577_4.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="ghostog1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_577_4.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_577_3.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="ghost-og-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_577_3.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_577_2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="ghost-og-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_577_2.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; 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/ghost_og" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;">Ghost OG - Hybrid</span></a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"></span></span></strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"></span></span><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"></span></p> Cannabis Causes Stink In Colorado http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/cannabis-causes-stink-in-colorado <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="cannabis-causes-stink-in-co" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/cannabis-causes-stink-in-colorado-mmj-colorado-issues.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 299px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></div> <div> Stoners love the smell of their marijuana. Some people love it so much that they have actually created perfumes that resemble the smell of the flowers. However, the perfumes differ from the traditional stink of marijuana, which usually resembles a skunk. This bittersweet aroma is getting people really upset, especially those who don&#39;t want to smell it. There are even some businesses, such as a small barber shop in Colorado, who are deciding to turn away customers who carry the smell of cannabis with them.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Hugo Corral is the owner of the barber shop and he&#39;s gone as far as to hang a sign in the window of his shop that says &quot;Please do not come in if you smell like marijuana, there are families here who don&#39;t want to smell it. This is a business, not your home&quot;. Corral went on to tell the Guardian Daily that he feels that people who smell like weed are disrespectful, especially to the families that come in to the shop. Some customers have complained that the smell can get so bad that it seems as if someone is smoking right in the chair while they&#39;re getting a trim.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This situation has definitely begun to cause waves in the community, with Corral being categorized as discriminatory but because smelling like marijuana doesn&#39;t fall under race, sex, religion, or sexual orientation, and other constitutionally protected categories, those who say they feel discriminated against have almost no ground to stand on. Extremely unfortunate, seeing as how apparently this business was making money off of these weed smelling smokers and the plan to ban them may eventually effect business.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> If people smell like marijuana, there&#39;s really no reason to bar them from entering places (unless that place is perhaps a preschool). While some people claim that the smell is &quot;offensive&quot; and &quot;rude&quot;, the same could be argued for the person who is blowing out a lungful of cigarette smoke while simultaneously pushing open the door to a business. Not everybody smokes cigarettes and it can be offensive to those who don&#39;t smoke when someone passes by them, reeking like tobacco. The same could be said for alcohol. If someone is drinking and then goes to a store, the smell of booze carries with them. Alcohol could also absolutely be considered an offensive smell. While not everyone wants to smell it, it seems like these rabble-rousers only have a nose for marijuana and not the other offensive smells that people can carry with them.</div> 7 ounce Cross Joint http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/7-ounce-cross-joint <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/7-ounce-cross-joint-monster-sized-joint.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="7-ounce-cross-joint" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/7-ounce-cross-joint-monster-sized-joint.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 447px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Maryland To Be 21st Medical Marijuana State http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/maryland-to-be-21st-medical-marijuana-state <div> <img alt="maryland-to-be-21st-medical-marijuana-state" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/maryland-to-be-21st-mmj-state.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 280px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />Maryland is set to become the 21st state in America to authorize a medical marijuana program that distributes cannabis to patients. The new law creates a greater responsibility for physicians and less restrictions on the patients and caregivers who handle marijuana.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> House Bill 881 was introduced Feb. 5th and was signed into law by Governor Martin OMalley on April 14. The program officially begins on July 1. HB 881 is an expansion of a previously-passed bill, HB 1101 of 2013, that authorized medical marijuana research in hospitals. That program failed due to lack of hospital participation.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;HB 881 establishes a new form of distribution,&rdquo; said the national patient advocacy group Americans for Safe Access. In their press release they explained, &ldquo;According to the new law, the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission, which was established under last year&rsquo;s legislation, will regulate dispensaries, characterized as an entity that &ldquo;acquires, possesses, processes, transfers, transports, sells, distributes, dispenses, or administers marijuana, products containing food, tinctures, aerosols, oils, or ointments, or educational materials for use by a qualifying patient or a caregiver.&rdquo;&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Although the bill is not lengthy, the majority of the new language addresses the doctors and their participation in the program. Physicians must be on staff with a &nbsp;hospital or hospice, and must pre-register with the state before issuing recommendations. They must also provide a plan to screen the patient for dependence and create a program of follow up care.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Read more:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/maryland-to-be-21st-medical-marijuana-state/" target="_blank">http://www.theweedblog.com</a></div> Vicious OG - Indica Cannabis http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/vicious-og-indica-cannabis <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/vicious-og-greenworks-cannabis-vicious-og-weed-thcfinder-919109-thcf-viciousog.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="vicious-og-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/vicious-og-greenworks-cannabis-vicious-og-weed-thcfinder-919109-thcf-viciousog.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_1015_9.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="vicousog1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1015_9.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_1015_8.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="viciousog2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1015_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/3_1015_7.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="viciousog3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1015_7.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/vicious_og" target="_blank"><span style="color:#800080;">Vicous OG - Indica</span></a></span></strong><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"></span></span></p> Cannabis Refugees Increase http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/cannabis-refugees-increase <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="cannabis-patients-getting-their-meds-on-their-own" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/getting-cannabis-for-patients-who-truly-need-it.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 225px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></div> <div> For those patients who are suffering from epilepsy that aren&#39;t in legal states, getting their hands on the seizure stopping plant can be extremely difficult, not to mention illegal. Most citizens don&#39;t want to illegally obtain the substance, especially those who are using the CBD to treat epilepsy. This particular disorder calls for concentrated cannabis oil, which considerably decreases seizures and allows the brain to develop and form in a healthier way. There are more and more parents that are beginning to jump on the cannabis wagon for the treatment of their children&#39;s epilepsy, since the drugs administered by doctors can be numerous with extreme side effects.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Beth Collins is one of these parents, caring for her 14 year old daughter Jennifer. Jennifer was suffering from 300+ seizures a day. It was so bad that there where days that Beth literally could do nothing but pray for her daughter&#39;s condition to improve. &quot;There were days where I just laid in bed with her and prayed,&quot; Beth said, &quot;and watched her because I wasn&#39;t sure what would happen.&quot; Any parent witnessing their child go through such absolute pain and suffering would be apt to give medical cannabis a try, especially if it would help their child to live a normal life.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Jennifer and her mother are originally from Fairfax, Virginia. Unfortunately, the laws there don&#39;t allow for the life improving cannabis oil that Jennifer is using to combat her epilepsy. In order to get her medicine, Beth moved herself and her daughter from their home in Fairfax to a small two bedroom apartment in Colorado Springs. And they&#39;re not the only ones. Another mother-daughter pair moved to Colorado with Jennifer and Beth, in order to obtain this medicine, after trying so many doctor prescribed pharmaceuticals. Dara Lightle has had to watch her 9 year old daughter go through seizures, plus the added stress of extreme anger episodes, where the young girl would kick and scream at her mother, who was simply trying to help.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The best part? &quot;I feel better,&quot; Jennifer says, &quot;I can focus more and I&#39;m doing better on tests in school. My memory&#39;s improved a lot.&quot; Not only that but Lightle and her daughter stated that they are &quot;happy to be here (Colorado).&quot; Even though the move can be tough, these parents are set on getting the best medicine for their children. Patients all over can only hope that the cannabis laws continue to reform, allowing the medicine in all states, instead of making people move 1700+ miles for a medicine that works.</div> OG Kush http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/og-kush-5 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/og-kush-greenworks-cannabis-ogkush-weed-thc-thcfinder-10918s8xkljs.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="og-kush-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/og-kush-greenworks-cannabis-ogkush-weed-thc-thcfinder-10918s8xkljs.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_3572_13.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="og-kush-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3572_13.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_3572_6.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="og-kush-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3572_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_3572_0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="og-kush-3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3572_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 351px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/og_kush" target="_blank">OG Kush - Hybrid</a></span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Known as The &quot;Original Gangster&quot; or &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.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"></span></span></span><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"></span></span><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"></span></strong></p> Marijuana Bud & Breakfast http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/marijuana-bud-breakfast <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="marijuana-bud-and-breakfast" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/marijuana-bud-and-breakfast.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 302px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></div> <div> Legal marijuana was bound to bring in new ideas. Especially as the industry evolves, new and awesome ideas are undoubtedly going to pop up. With the introduction of the cannabis vending machines that are being installed in the state of Colorado, there is a new bed and breakfast idea that is also sure to take off as more people begin to find out about it.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The MaryJane Group Inc purchased a one-year lease with the owners of Adagio Bed and Breakfast. This new venture is the pilot project of a business like this and is thought to be the pioneer in the cannabis lodging industry. When someone checks in to the lodge, they will receive the package plan that will include unlimited food, drink, and of course, marijuana. The lodge will also have an onsite chef that will prepare gourmet foods for the guests that are cooking to order, as well as luxury transportation around the city of Denver.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The lodge and company will also help out growers that are in debt with financing as well as helping other marijuana related businesses. This is great and will hopefully shed positive light on the cannabis community, as small businesses helping other small businesses. In addition, the company states on their website that they offer cannabis related tours as well as a partnering with a marijuana friendly radio station.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> There are other food establishments that have been working on incorporating food and weed in to one place. There is Hapa Sushi Grill &amp; Sake Bar, which is located in both Denver and Boulder. They introduced the pairing of sushi and weed earlier this year. Although the bed &amp; breakfast has no set open date, Joel C. Schneider, President of the company that is starting this venture, says that if successful, more of these marijuana friendly lodgings will be opened. It will be a great spot for cannabis tourism, especially those who are unfamiliar with the cannabis industry. It will hopefully be an extremely positive spotlight in the community!</div> Are you ready for 420? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/are-you-ready-for-420 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/1509156_647128452041503_2963507079256476846_n.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="420-fun" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/1509156_647128452041503_2963507079256476846_n.jpg" style="width: 393px; height: 608px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> D.C. Bill Lets Doctors Decide Medical Marijuana Patient Needs http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/d.c.-bill-lets-doctors-decide-medical-marijuana-patient-needs <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="mmj-needs" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/dc-letting-doctors-decide-patients-needs-for-medical-marijuana.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 230px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></div> <div> On Tuesday, Yvette Alexander, District of Columbia Council member for Ward 7, introduced the Medical Marijuana Expansion Amendment Act of 2014. The bill would amend the previous qualifying conditions list restricting D.C. patients&rsquo; access to medical marijuana. Currently, a doctor can only recommend medical marijuana for four conditions (HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, cancer, and multiple sclerosis).</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Marijuana has been found to help treat a wide variety of conditions beyond those that qualify a patient for the D.C. program. &nbsp;Alexander&rsquo;s bill would strike out the qualifying conditions list altogether and permit the physician to make the decision as to whether or not medical marijuana would benefit a patient. This way, doctors wouldn&rsquo;t have to be constrained by politics or wait for government officials to pass laws every time new benefits are discovered.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> According to an NBC Washington report, all 13 Council members are in favor of this amendment. Even the Health Department Director, Joxel Gracia, testified that recommending medical marijuana should be up to doctors instead of government officials.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> D.C.&rsquo;s prohibitive medical marijuana laws have been largely ineffective, only protecting about 250 patients of the estimated 40,000 eligible patients living in the District since the current law went into effect in 2013. However, the bill would amend neither the rules governing the heavily regulated process by which a patient acquires a medical marijuana card, nor the rules controlling cultivation and distribution</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Hearings on the new medical marijuana bill are likely to begin in early May of this year, with a vote following soon after.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/d-c-bill-lets-doctors-decide-medical-marijuana-patient-needs/" target="_blank">http://www.theweedblog.com</a></div> Blue Dream Weed - Hybrid http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/blue-dream-weed-hybrid-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/blue-dream-greenworks-weed-blue-dream-weed-bd-x-thc-thcfinder-0091ixjxnskls7261.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="blue-dream-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/blue-dream-greenworks-weed-blue-dream-weed-bd-x-thc-thcfinder-0091ixjxnskls7261.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_3574_26.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="blue-dream-1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3574_26.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 292px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3574_30.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="blue-dream-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3574_30.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_3574_22.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="blue-dream-2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3574_22.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/blue_dream" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;">Blue Dream - Hybrid</span></a></span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Blue Dream is a cross of Blueberry and Haze and was bred to provide the body high of an indica and the cerebral sativa effects. Blue Dream is highly effective for pain management without the sedative effects of a pure indica. Effects are long lasting and she has a pleasant fruity taste.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"></span></strong><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"></span></span></p> Colorado Reveals Marijuana Vending Machines http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/colorado-reveals-marijuana-vending-machines <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="colorado-vending-machiens" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/colorado-unveils-marijuana-vending-machines-thcfinder.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></div> <div> There are more then a few memes that circulate the internet showing candy machines full of nugs. Usually the captions read something like &quot;wishful thinking&quot; or &quot;someday&quot;, giving stoners everywhere the hope that one day, they&#39;ll be able to buy their buds out of a vending machine. Of course, with the legalization of cannabis in Colorado, hopes rose even further that weed would be available whenever, where ever. And recently, those dreams came true as Colorado unveiled the very first cannabis vending machine, a situation that most stoners only imagined that they would see.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The machine idea was released last Friday night in the town of Avon. The machines, called &quot;ZaZZZ&quot; will provide not just weed but edibles as well. American Green&#39;s chief operating officer, Stephen Shearing also said that the machines are great for &quot;shy folks&quot; who aren&#39;t really apt to walk in to a pot store and say &quot;why yes, I&#39;d like your finest cannabis please&quot;. Remember that there are still people who hide their pot smoking and not everyone is as open about it as others. While the machines will be convenient, it is said that they will only be able to be accessed by bud tenders, meaning that you will need the proper license and ID to use the ZaZZZ.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This idea is extremely soon, considering that weed has only be legal in Colorado for six months. But while the idea may seem forward, it will definitely benefit the patients who are seeking some secrecy, as well as others who know what they want and don&#39;t need to wait in line at dispensaries and shops. As of right now, the machines are being installed inside of the Avon medical marijuana dispensary and there are hopes that it will be operational by 4/20 this year. This is a great step for medical and recreational marijuana. We can only expect more innovative ideas such as this one as the cannabis industry continues to gain momentum.</div> Blackberry Kush Weed http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/blackberry-kush-weed-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/black-berry-kush-greenworks-weed-bbkush-thc-thcfinder-01019s8xi.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="blackberry-kush-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/black-berry-kush-greenworks-weed-bbkush-thc-thcfinder-01019s8xi.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_3245_16.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="bbkush1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3245_16.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_3245_15.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="bbkush2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3245_15.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3245_12.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="bbkush3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3245_12.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; 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/blackberry_kush" target="_blank"><span style="color:#800080;">Blackberry Kush - Indica</span></a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <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></p> Group Pushes To End Oklahoma's Ban On Medical Marijuana http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/group-pushes-to-end-oklahomas-ban-on-medical-marijuana <div> <img alt="end-mmj-ban" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/group-pushes-to-end-ok-ban-on-mmj.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 158px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />TULSA, Oklahoma - An Oklahoma group is taking a step toward legalizing medical marijuana in the state. Oklahomans for Health will file an application for petition with the Secretary of State Friday, hoping to put the legalization of medical marijuana up for a statewide vote.</div> <div> &quot;The time is right now in Oklahoma to really get this going,&quot; said Oklahomans for Health chairman, Chip Paul.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Paul said the non-profit group has made it easy for lawmakers, by drafting a proposal to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;We&#39;ve done a lot of research in other states -- what worked, what didn&#39;t, what&#39;s the most effective way, from a state perspective, to manage this and we&#39;ve put that language in this initiative, so it should be a very easy thing for the state of Oklahoma to manage,&quot; Paul said.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Oklahoma&#39;s current ban on medical marijuana for medical purposes has some families so desperate that they&#39;re leaving the state, like little Jaqie Angel Warrior and her family.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Jaqie&#39;s mom, Brittany Hardy, said her daughter has the name of fighter.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;For a very strong little baby, she&#39;s the strongest soul I&#39;ve ever met in life,&quot; said Hardy.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Jaqie is living with a very rare and potentially deadly form of epilepsy. At 20 months old, she&#39;s already been hospitalized 25 times and has up to 150 seizures a day.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;Every day that she&#39;s able to wake up and live through these seizures is another miracle and I&#39;m tired of gambling with her life here in this state,&quot; Hardy said.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Her mom said Jaqie has tried every anti-seizure drug allowed in Oklahoma, with no success and no relief.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;She deserves some peace, she deserves her suffering to end, Oklahoma will never provide her that, not right now anyway,&quot; said Hardy. &quot;She doesn&#39;t deserve to have to suffer just because of her zip code.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Hardy said Jaqie&#39;s doctor agrees, the little girl&#39;s only hope is medical marijuana.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> So on Saturday, Jaqie, along with her mom, dad and three sisters, are packing up and moving to Colorado, where medical marijuana is legal.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;As parents, we refuse to let seizures come in and steal our baby,&quot; Hardy said. &quot;At this point, we have no other option.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Its stories, like Jaqie&#39;s, that have moved Oklahomans for Health to push the state to lift its ban on medical marijuana.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;Literally, you could go to the Oklahoma State Penitentiary for treating your cancer with marijuana and that&#39;s just wrong,&quot; Paul said.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> He said doctors, not the government, should determine if patients use pot to treat their pain.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> As of now, Paul said, patients who suffer from serious medical conditions are prescribed pharmaceutical drugs that are highly addictive and have serious side effects.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;They would be far better served with something that&#39;s non-addictive, that&#39;s an herbal remedy, versus and addictive prescription drug,&quot; said Paul.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Jaqie&#39;s parents say their little one takes two different narcotics.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;One of them she&#39;s physically addicted to, she&#39;s been addicted to it since she was 6 months old,&quot; Hardy said. &quot;We would literally be arrested if we didn&#39;t give them to her.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Hardy said she calls and writes lawmakers nearly every day, begging for an amendment to the law. She, like Paul, believes Oklahoma voters have the right to decide whether the marijuana, for medical purposes, should be legalized in the state.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;It&#39;s a valid medicine and it needs be recognized as such, it could literally help hundreds of thousands of people,&quot; Paul said.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> If the state gives Oklahomans for Health the green light on starting a petition, Paul said the plan would be to kick of the initiative June 1st. Then, they will have 90 days to gather 190,000 physical signatures.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Read more:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newson6.com/story/25220563/group-pushes-to-legalize-medical-marijuana-to-help-families-in-need" target="_blank">http://www.newson6.com</a></div> What's your favorite strain to pack in a Joint or Blunt? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/whats-your-favorite-strain-to-pack-in-a-joint-or-blunt <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/fav-strain-topack-in-joints-or-blunts-whats-yours.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="fav-strain-for-bjs" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/fav-strain-topack-in-joints-or-blunts-whats-yours.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Most Americans Say You Can Smoke Marijuana And Be A Responsible Adult http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/most-americans-say-you-can-smoke-marijuana-and-be-a-responsible-adult <div> <img alt="responsible-adults-can-smoke-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/you-can-smoke-weed-and-be-a-responsible-adult.png" style="width: 280px; height: 217px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />One of my biggest pet peeves is when a marijuana reform opponent automatically assumes that because someone smokes marijuana that they are some lazy loser that lives in their parents basement. Not all marijuana consumers are lazy. Not all marijuana consumers live with their parents. In fact, most marijuana consumers are hardworking, responsible adults that just happen to choose a product that is safer to consume than alcohol.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> According to a new poll released by YouGov.com, most Americans agree with me. According to the poll, &ldquo;The latest research from YouGov shows that most Americans (59%) think that it is possible to occasionally smoke marijuana and still be a responsible adult, though 28% disagree.&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Do you consume marijuana? Are you a responsible adult? I have always felt that people that are lazy and unproductive are that way regardless of if they smoke marijuana, or really anything else. Lazy people are lazy. Unproductive people are unproductive. Marijuana consumption doesn&rsquo;t add to that or take away from it. What do readers think?</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Stereotyping marijuana consumers as being lazy bums has been a &lsquo;go-to&rsquo; tactic for marijuana opponents for a long time. This form of propaganda has been successful for many decades, but those days are gone. Marijuana is mainstream, and people are more educated on the topic than ever before. Marijuana opponents know it, whether they want to admit it or not.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Read more:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/most-americans-say-you-can-smoke-marijuana-and-be-a-responsible-adult/" target="_blank">http://www.theweedblog.com</a></div> XXX OG - Hybrid http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/xxx-og-hybrid-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/xxxog-greenworks-weed-xxx-og-weed-thc-thcfinder-004828xx.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="xxx-og-weed" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/xxxog-greenworks-weed-xxx-og-weed-thc-thcfinder-004828xx.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" target="_blank"><img alt="xxxog1" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1282_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_1282_3.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="xxxog2" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1282_3.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_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="xxxog3" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1282_1.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; 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/xxx_og" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;">XXX OG - Hybrid</span></a></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <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></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif;"></span></span></strong></p> Long Beach Approves Tax on Medical Marijuana Before It's Even Legalized http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/long-beach-approves-tax-on-medical-marijuana-before-its-even-legalized <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="long-beach-approves-medical-marijuana-tax" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/long-beach-approves-medical-marijuana-tax.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 253px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></div> <div> Long Beach residents on the Golden Coast voted to allow the city to collect taxes on medical marijuana&mdash;that is, if the City Council ever allows dispensaries to sell the drug.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Long Beach Press-Telegram reported:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;Measure A passed with 74 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results released Wednesday, which includes all of the city&rsquo;s 268 precincts and mail-in ballots.</div> <div> Taxes can only be collected if the council creates regulations to govern medical marijuana sales in Long Beach. If that takes place, the city would be able to impose a business license tax at an initial rate of 6 percent of for-profit dispensaries&rsquo; gross sales receipts for marijuana. The tax rate could be increased to a levy of up to 10 percent of gross marijuana sales.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The measure also provides for a tax, to be initially assessed at a rate of $15 per square foot, on business property improvements made to grow medical marijuana. The tax could be increased to a $50 per square foot assessment on business improvements.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For dispensaries that qualify as nonprofits, the taxes would instead be assessed at a rate of $10 per square foot of business improvements rather than as a percentage of sales.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The city has tried for years to regulate the sale of medical marijuana. After court decisions and legal wrangling, the city began a new process to come up with a broad framework for the ordinance. The issue is before the Planning Commission, which would send its recommendations to the council.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Long Beach created a lottery in 2009 and gave permits to 32 medical marijuana facilities. A group of dispensary owners ended up challenging the lottery and, as a result, the city banned all medical marijuana facilities.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The new tax would bring much needed revenue to the city, supporters claim, and would help dispel underground drug circles.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> It is almost rather comforting that Long Beach residents are willing to pass a tax on medical marijuana, considering that only about 28 miles up the beach acquiring marijuana entails no more than a simple stroll up Venice boardwalk.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://townhall.com/tipsheet/sarahjeanseman/2014/04/10/incentive-long-beach-approves-tax-on-medical-marijuana-before-its-even-legal-n1822982" target="_blank">http://townhall.com</a></div> Toxic Yoda OG Wax http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/toxic-yoda-og-wax <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/toxic-yoda-og-greenworks-wax-toxic-yoda-og-cannabis-concentrate-thcf.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="toxic-yoda-og-wax" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/toxic-yoda-og-greenworks-wax-toxic-yoda-og-cannabis-concentrate-thcf.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Does Marijuana Actually Make for a Better Musician? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2014/04/does-marijuana-actually-make-for-a-better-musician- <p> <img alt="marijuana-make-for-better-musicians" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/does-marijuana-make-for-better-muscians.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 186px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />On &nbsp;4/20 this year, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa will host a &quot;wellness concert&quot; at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. The concert&#39;s tag line is &quot;Inhale. Exhale. Recharge,&quot; which surprised approximately nobody. The state of Colorado is probably thrilled. If you doubted the duo&#39;s expertise, here&#39;s a video of Wiz Khalifa, alone in a hot tub, rolling a massive joint:</p> <div> Although Wiz and Snoop are about to consummate the relationship between marijuana and music, the substance and our sounds have been closely tied for centuries.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Musicians have often cited marijuana as key to their creative process. The first musician to make his marijuana use public was the grinning, gravel-voiced Louie Armstrong. He wrote in his autobiography that ganja or &quot;gage,&quot; as he referred to it, was &quot;a thousand times better than whiskey ... it&#39;s an assistant &mdash; a friend.&quot; More than half a century later, Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson, the man responsible for writing Rolling Stone&#39;s second most important album ever written, echoed Armstrong&#39;s notion of marijuana being an &quot;assistant:&quot; &quot;Marijuana helped me write Pet Sounds.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The list of musicians who have praised the green goes on and on from there. Everyone from Bob Dylan, The Beatles, OutKast, Alanis Morissette, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley celebrate the drug as a key creative tool.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> But it turns out there&#39;s hard science to back up the claim. Marijuana actually does have a strange relationship to musical creativity.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Putting the dope in dopamine. THC in marijuana smoke causes the body to release elevated levels of dopamine. This is the hormone behind the signature placid calm and euphoria of a marijuana high. Most significantly for artists, dopamine can lower one&#39;s inhibitions and quiet the &quot;inner editor,&quot; allowing thoughts to flow more freely. Numerous writers and artists have asserted that scrutinizing every idea as lands on the page is a great way to short circuit one&#39;s creative output. So, for anxious musicians like Brian Williams, the ability to switch off self-consciousness while preserving self-awareness is huge.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Opening up. Few studies exist connecting marijuana and music explicitly, so many of these connections are still left to speculation. In his frequently quoted treatise on marijuana and musical faculties, &quot;Marijuana and Music: A Speculative Exploration,&quot; earth scientist Peter Webster claimed the most remarkable effect of marijuana is a greatly enhanced appreciation of musical stimuli.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;The effect seems to be almost universal,&quot; he wrote, &quot;and does not fade with experience.&quot; He noticed that during &quot;cannabis sessions,&quot; people who loved pop music became fascinated by more complex, artful sounds, while people who had previously rejected pop music as &quot;crude and trivial&quot; came to appreciate it more through &quot;cannabis consciousness.&quot; This means, then, that artists can have more powerful gut reactions to their own output, enabling them to make stronger creative decisions.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> As for listening to pop music, feel free to use this to perform your own scientific study with the following control:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Divergent thought. The biggest claim about marijuana and creativity is also the most hotly debated. Researchers at the University College London found in 2010 that marijuana heightens the brain&#39;s automatic semantic priming abilities &mdash; or the ability to draw connections between seemingly unrelated concepts. That ability is known as divergent thought, and it&#39;s the holy grail of creativity, our best guess at what actually makes a person creative. A study performed by researchers at Temple University found a direct correlation between self-reported frequency of marijuana use and scores on creativity and &quot;adventuresomeness&quot; tests. The higher the frequency of use, the higher the subjects&#39; scores.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> But there also are a number of earlier studies that assert the exact opposite. Without getting into all the nitty gritty of experimental design, a lot of the arguments over the validity of divergent thinking tests like these come down to what researchers consider to be &quot;coherent&quot; and &quot;divergent&quot; responses.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Read more:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.policymic.com/articles/87315/does-marijuana-actually-make-for-a-better-musician-here-s-what-the-science-shows" target="_blank">http://www.policymic.com</a></div>