THCFinder - Marijuana Blog http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog Blog about medical marijuana dispensaries, politics and legal weed Happy Valentines Day http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/happy-valentines-day-2 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/BsZn33vCQAASgd6.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/BsZn33vCQAASgd6.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 413px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Former surgeon general calls for marijuana acceptance http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/former-surgeon-general-calls-for-marijuana-acceptance <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Elders 2014.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Elders 2014.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 268px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; line-height: 1.5em; font-size: 17px; font-family: Lyon, Georgia, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> Joycelyn Elders was never shy about speaking her mind as she consistently stirred public controversy while serving as surgeon general during her spirited &ndash; and short-lived &ndash; tenure with President Bill Clinton.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; line-height: 1.5em; font-size: 17px; font-family: Lyon, Georgia, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> Now 82, Elders demurred just a bit when she was introduced Friday night at a reception at the International Cannabis Business Conference, a teeming marijuana politics and industry conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; line-height: 1.5em; font-size: 17px; font-family: Lyon, Georgia, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> &ldquo;Everybody in this room knows more about cannabis than I do,&rdquo; Elders began. &ldquo;Twenty years ago, no one would even say the word &lsquo;marijuana.&rsquo;<span class="ng-command" data-value="133" style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;</span>&rdquo;</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; line-height: 1.5em; font-size: 17px; font-family: Lyon, Georgia, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/marijuana/article60273726.html">http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/marijuana/article60273726.html</a></p> <div style="box-sizing: border-box; width: 1px; height: 1px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-stretch: normal; font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; overflow: hidden;"> <br style="box-sizing: border-box;" /> Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/marijuana/article60273726.html#storylink=cpy</div> Kimbo Kush (Indica) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/kimbo-kush-indica-3 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/24222_42888_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/24222_42888_1.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 253px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/14910_42888_8.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/14910_42888_8.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 99px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/117468_42888_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/117468_42888_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 101px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/kimbo_kush"><strong>Kimbo Kush (Indica)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/kimbo_kush"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">A strain developed by Exotic Genetix, it&#39;s a 70/30 indica-dominant hybrid of Platinum Blackberry Kush and Starfighter (itself a phenotype of Tahoe Alien OG). Kimbo Kush is an excellent overall pain reliever and worked well for spasms and stress. Everything about its looks and tastes screams &ldquo;indica&rdquo; what with its very dark green hues and berry flavors, but there&#39;s just enough sativa in its blood to keep it from inducing sleepy-headedness. Use this one on weekends and evenings and you should get everything you need in a medicine.</span></a></p> Ted - Smoking Weed http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/ted-smoking-weed <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/04uN57jOg-Q" width="560"></iframe></p> Nevada Health Official Predicts Medical Marijuana Patient Numbers Will Quadruple Soon http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/nevada-health-official-predicts-medical-marijuana-patient-numbers-will-quadruple-soon <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/nevadamarijuana1.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;"><img alt="Nevada medical Marijuana dispensaries" class="alignright wp-image-14187 size-full" data-wp-pid="14187" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" src="http://cdn1.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/nevadamarijuana1.jpg" srcset="http://cdn.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/nevadamarijuana1-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/nevadamarijuana1-280x280.jpg 280w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/nevadamarijuana1.jpg 300w" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; float: right; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a>Nevada has had a medical marijuana program for awhile now, but it wasn&rsquo;t until recently that there were state licensed dispensaries. There have been some dispensaries operating in the shadows for years, but now dispensaries are fully regulated and operating with the full permission of the State of Nevada. With safe access points opening up all over Nevada, more and more Nevada residents are becoming medical marijuana patients, with exponential growth predicted for the near future. Per<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"><a href="http://mjbizdaily.com/nevada-struggling-to-keep-up-with-mmj-card-applications/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">Marijuana Business Daily</a></em>:</p> <blockquote style="margin: 0px 3em 1em; padding: 10px 15px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; text-indent: 2em; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px; 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;"> Some good news for Nevada&rsquo;s medical cannabis businesses: the number of MMJ patients in the state may more than quadruple in coming years, according to a state health official.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> Nevada is receiving about 300 medical marijuana card applications per month. If that pace keeps up, the number of registered patients will increase from the current number of about 14,000, to 60,000, a deputy administrator of the state Division of Public and Behavioral Health told the state&rsquo;s Legislative Interim Finance Committee this week,&nbsp;<a href="http://lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/11/nevada-dealing-with-flood-of-applications-for-medi/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">the Las Vegas Sun reported</a>.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> Through Feb. 10, there were 18 dispensaries that had received their final certificates, while 12 of them are open, according to&nbsp;<a href="http://dpbh.nv.gov/Reg/MME/MME_-_Home/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">state medical marijuana program numbers.</a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/nevada-health-official-predicts-medical-marijuana-patient-numbers-will-quadruple-soon/">http://www.theweedblog.com/nevada-health-official-predicts-medical-marijuana-patient-numbers-will-quadruple-soon/</a></p> </blockquote> Granddaddy Purple (Indica) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/granddaddy-purple-indica-5 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/49898_3575_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/49898_3575_2.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 600px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3575_12.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3575_12.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3575_8.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3575_8.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/granddaddy_purple"><strong>Granddaddy Purple (Indica)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/granddaddy_purple"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Green bud nuggets begin to show purple hues as they mature on Granddaddy Purple cannabis plants. This all-Indica marijuana strain is known worldwide for its many phenotypes that include Grape Ape, Grandaddy Grape Ape and Purple Erkel to name just a few. The strain hails from the Northern Californian hills as it has for more than 20 years. It grows very well indoors, either in water, air or soil. It has a predisposition to be short in bushy, as Indicas will. A euphoric effect about the same as the Purple Urkle is produced, a devastating Indica. This is a great night time strain because it%u2019s such a heavy indica buzz, with a very pleasant upper head body and warmth buzz which fades into droopy red eyes, munchies and complete pain relief and sedation.</span></a></p> Elizabeth Warren Demands CDC To Study Marijuana as a Solution to Painkiller Problem http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/elizabeth-warren-demands-cdc-to-study-marijuana-as-a-solution-to-painkiller-problem <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/elizabethwarren-cdc-medicalmarijuana.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/elizabethwarren-cdc-medicalmarijuana.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);"> The prescription painkiller epidemic has become the latest focus of American lawmakers, but the additional spotlight on this issue in which misguided federal policy has caused to spiral out of control could eventually become the catalyst needed to pull the cannabis plant out of the trenches of total prohibition.</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);"> One of the first of many&nbsp;<a href="http://www.warren.senate.gov/files/documents/2016-2-8_Letter_to_CDC_re_opioid_epidemic%20research.pdf" 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">calls to action</a>&nbsp;to be throttled upon federal health officials from Capitol Hill comes from Senator Elizabeth Warren. The federal lawmaker fired off a letter earlier this week to the lead brass at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demanding the agency begin researching marijuana to determine whether it could be used to combat the opioid problem currently sweeping the United States.</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/elizabeth-warren-demands-cdc-study-marijuana-solution-painkiller-problem">http://www.hightimes.com/read/elizabeth-warren-demands-cdc-study-marijuana-solution-painkiller-problem</a></p> What strain are you smoking on today? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/what-strain-are-you-smoking-on-today-154 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/B75cT63CUAAoGBW.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/B75cT63CUAAoGBW.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Following national trend, CMPD eases punishment for marijuana http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/following-national-trend-cmpd-eases-punishment-for-marijuana <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Teen Marijuana IQ.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Teen Marijuana IQ.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 276px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; line-height: 1.5em; font-size: 17px; font-family: Lyon, Georgia, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> Across the nation, cities and states are becoming more lenient toward marijuana.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; line-height: 1.5em; font-size: 17px; font-family: Lyon, Georgia, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> Besides Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington legalizing marijuana, numerous other cities have decriminalized it: Miami, New York and Philadelphia.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; line-height: 1.5em; font-size: 17px; font-family: Lyon, Georgia, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> Charlotte is following, though quietly. CMPD hasn&rsquo;t made any public pronouncement that its officers are planning to make fewer marijuana arrests, but there has been a shift.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; line-height: 1.5em; font-size: 17px; font-family: Lyon, Georgia, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> In 2012, nearly 40 percent of all charges for possessing less than a half-ounce of marijuana ended in arrest.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; line-height: 1.5em; font-size: 17px; font-family: Lyon, Georgia, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> For the first 11 months of 2015 that fell to 22 percent. The arrest rate fell for all races and ethnic groups.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; line-height: 1.5em; font-size: 17px; font-family: Lyon, Georgia, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article60169651.html">http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article60169651.html</a></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; line-height: 1.5em; font-size: 17px; font-family: Lyon, Georgia, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> &nbsp;</p> <div style="box-sizing: border-box; width: 1px; height: 1px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-stretch: normal; font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; overflow: hidden;"> <br style="box-sizing: border-box;" /> Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article60169651.html#storylink=cpy</div> Real Time with Bill Maher - For the Love of Bud http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/real-time-with-bill-maher-for-the-love-of-bud- <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pFxgK-MVsu0" width="560"></iframe></p> Purple Hindu (Indica) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/purple-hindu-indica-5 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_4913_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_4913_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/49368_4913_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/49368_4913_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_4913_4.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_4913_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/strains/indica/purple_hindu"><strong>Purple Hindu (Indica)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/purple_hindu"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Purple Hindu is Hindu Kush crossed with Purple Afghani. It%u2019s a purple hybrid with a sweet funky flavor and a buzz that can be very introspective and cerebral.</span></a></p> California NORML Opposes Medical-Only Marijuana Tax http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/california-norml-opposes-medicalonly-marijuana-tax <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/california-marijuana6.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;"><img alt="california marijuana" class="alignright wp-image-40358 size-medium" data-wp-pid="40358" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" src="http://cdn.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/california-marijuana6-300x300.jpg" srcset="http://cdn.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/california-marijuana6-175x175.jpg 175w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/california-marijuana6-300x300.jpg 300w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/california-marijuana6-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/california-marijuana6.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 bill to impose a new 15% state excise tax on retail purchases of medical marijuana has been proposed in the California legislature (SB 987 by Sen. McGuire).&nbsp; The tax would be in addition to the current 7.5+% sales tax plus various local business taxes assessed by some localities.</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;"> &ldquo;At this time when providers already face burdensome new costs under the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA), it is unwise and inappropriate to impose any new state tax on medical marijuana,&rdquo; says California NORML director Dale Gieringer. &nbsp;Many patient advocates regard any taxes on medicine as unjust in principle.</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 tax in SB 987 is modeled on a similar 15% tax that would be imposed on all marijuana purchases under the proposed AUMA (Adult Use of Marijuana Act) legalization initiative.&nbsp; &ldquo;If AUMA passes, SB 897 is redundant and moot,&rdquo; says Gieringer, &ldquo;If not, it will only encourage marijuana suppliers to move to the illegal, untaxed, unregulated adult use market.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Proceeds of the tax would be divided between the general fund, local oversight agencies, state parks, drug and alcohol treatment programs,&nbsp; and environmental restoration for land damaged by illegal growers.&nbsp; In a statement, Sen. McGuire said that the taxes are needed to compensate &ldquo;communities that have long been paying the price of the negative effects of cultivation brought on by the &lsquo;bad actors&rsquo; who destroy the environment and bring in crime.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/california-norml-opposes-medical-only-marijuana-tax/">http://www.theweedblog.com/california-norml-opposes-medical-only-marijuana-tax/</a></p> The Purps (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/the-purps-hybrid-3 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/47895_1716_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/47895_1716_0.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/111320_1716_19.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/111320_1716_19.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 147px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/111160_1716_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/111160_1716_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>T<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/the_purps">he Purps (Hybrid)</a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/the_purps"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">This scrumptious purple plant comes out of Mendocino County, in northern California, where it began as a clone-only plant among the medical marijuana community. The Purps high soars into a long-lasting purple haze of playful euphoria. It produces an active, awake feeling with a very low burnout factor.</span></a></p> Federal Bill Would Prevent College Kids With Drug Convictions From Losing Financial Aid http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/federal-bill-would-prevent-college-kids-with-drug-convictions-from-losing-financial-aid <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/DrugConvictions-FederalFinancialAid.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/DrugConvictions-FederalFinancialAid.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);"> Ever since it was determined years ago that youthful mistakes should disqualify a person from having a fair shot at a solid future, getting Uncle Sam to cough up financial aid for college has been somewhere between extremely difficult to virtually impossible for those students marred by a drug conviction. However, a group of bipartisan lawmakers emerged this week with a piece of legislation intended to repeal the law that has crippled so many students from furthering their education because a drug offense disqualified them from financial aid.</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 Stopping Unfair Collateral Consequences from Ending Student Success Act, or SUCCESS Act, introduced by Senators Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Orrin Hatch of Utah and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, would crush the current standard of rejecting federal financial aid for drug offenders by eliminating the interrogating portion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form that forces students to confess all of the drug-related transgressions for which they have been convicted.</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/federal-bill-would-prevent-college-kids-drug-convictions-losing-financial-aid">http://www.hightimes.com/read/federal-bill-would-prevent-college-kids-drug-convictions-losing-financial-aid</a></p> Blunt Art http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/blunt-art-7 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/tumblr_o29almtnmy1uk1xsdo1_500.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/tumblr_o29almtnmy1uk1xsdo1_500.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Super Blue Dream (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/super-blue-dream-hybrid-4 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2471_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2471_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_2471_3.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2471_3.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/110320_2471_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/110320_2471_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 85px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/super_blue_dream"><strong>Super Blue Dream (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/super_blue_dream"><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></a></p> Lawmakers Want General Assembly To Take Up Pot Bill http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/lawmakers-want-general-assembly-to-take-up-pot-bill <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/hc-medical-marijauna-dispensaries-20160115"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/hc-medical-marijauna-dispensaries-20160115" 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, serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-top: 13px;"> HARTFORD &ndash; With other New England states considering legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, a New Haven lawmaker wants a discussion about the issue at the Capitol this session.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 18px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 18px; line-height: 27px; font-family: Georgia, serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> &quot;I&#39;m going to be pushing very hard,&quot; Rep. Juan Candelaria, a Democrat, said Thursday, the day he introduced legislation that would legalize the sale and use of marijuana for adults over 21. &quot;I&#39;m going to be engaging my leadership in conversation to at least allow a public hearing.&quot;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 18px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 18px; line-height: 27px; font-family: Georgia, serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Candelaria knows legalization may be a long shot &ndash; he introduced a similar bill last year that was never raised in committee &ndash; but he thinks it&#39;s important lawmakers hear from the public. A Quinnipiac Poll last March showed 63 percent of voters supported allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 18px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 18px; line-height: 27px; font-family: Georgia, serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.courant.com/politics/capitol-watch/hc-connecticut-marijuana-bill-0212-20160211-story.html">http://www.courant.com/politics/capitol-watch/hc-connecticut-marijuana-bill-0212-20160211-story.html</a></p> Katt Williams- Weed http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/katt-williams-weed <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MuNeJZq9Nuc" width="420"></iframe></p> A 15 Percent Medical Marijuana Sales Tax Proposed In California http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/a-15-percent-medical-marijuana-sales-tax-proposed-in-california <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/californiamedicalmarijuana.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;"><img alt="california medical cannabis" class="alignright wp-image-12388 size-full" data-wp-pid="12388" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" src="http://cdn1.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/californiamedicalmarijuana.jpg" srcset="http://cdn1.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/californiamedicalmarijuana-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/californiamedicalmarijuana-200x200.jpg 200w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/californiamedicalmarijuana-280x280.jpg 280w, http://www.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/californiamedicalmarijuana.jpg 300w" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; float: right; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a>California has the oldest medical marijuana program in the nation. I will never forget when California voted to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. I was a freshman in high school, and I remember it being such a historical thing. I vividly remember thinking about how I was going to graduate high school later that decade, and move to California to try to land a job in the medical marijuana industry there, which had been operating in the shadows prior to the passage of Prop 215. Oregon of course legalized medical marijuana two years later, prior to me graduating high school, so the urge to move to California never became enough to actually do it.</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;"> California is home to the largest medical marijuana industry in America, and it&rsquo;s not even close compared to other states. I heard an estimate one time that half of the entire medical marijuana industry in America is in California. Last year medical marijuana industry legislation was&nbsp;passed at the state level in California, which will create a state level regulatory system in California. As with most marijuana related legislation, the California legislation left a lot to be desired. There will no doubt be some unanticipated consequences, but one thing that everyone anticipated was a medical marijuana sales tax. One has been introduced in California, which would result in a 15% sales tax. Per&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"><a href="http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Lawmakers-propose-15-percent-marijuana-sales-tax-6821529.php" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(52, 124, 23); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">SFGate</a>:</em></p> <blockquote style="margin: 0px 3em 1em; padding: 10px 15px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; text-indent: 2em; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6px; 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;"> California would levy a new 15 percent tax on medical marijuana sales to enforce new regulations and pay for state programs, rehabilitation and parks under a bill introduced Wednesday.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/a-15-percent-medical-marijuana-sales-tax-proposed-in-california/">http://www.theweedblog.com/a-15-percent-medical-marijuana-sales-tax-proposed-in-california/</a></p> </blockquote> Purple TrainWreck (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2016/02/purple-trainwreck-hybrid-5 <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/14910_1443_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/14910_1443_1.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_1443_4.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1443_4.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 91px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1443_3.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1443_3.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/purple_trainwreck"><strong>Purple TrainWreck (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/purple_trainwreck"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Purple Trainwreck is a cross between the Granddaddy Purple and Trainwreck cannabis strains. It has a lemony scent that gives you a euphoric high. Try it during the day and Purple Trainwreck will leave you feeling uplifted and energetic. Best for stress and pain relief.</span></a></p>