THCFinder - Marijuana Blog http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog Blog about medical marijuana dispensaries, politics and legal weed What strain are you smoking on today? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/what-strain-are-you-smoking-on-today-404 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://s30.postimg.org/ep9mfj4kh/large_406.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://s30.postimg.org/ep9mfj4kh/large_406.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 383px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Hackers Cripple Leading Marijuana Sales System http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/hackers-cripple-leading-marijuana-sales-system <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://fortunedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/451708630.jpg?w=720"><img alt="" src="https://fortunedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/451708630.jpg?w=720" style="width: 450px; height: 283px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p> <a data-reactid="218" href="https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/01/09/pot-dispensaries-hit-hack-sales-system/ZJ6lfVUmsfu9PqppNaPfOO/story.html" style="box-sizing: inherit; outline: none; color: rgb(27, 170, 225); text-decoration: none; font-family: Georgia; font-size: 17.008px;" target="_blank"><em data-reactid="219" style="box-sizing: inherit;">The Boston Globe</em>&nbsp;reports</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 17.008px;">&nbsp;that hackers early last week took down the servers of MJ Freeway, a system that tracks marijuana sales and inventory, and helps dispensaries prepare regulatory paperwork. The company says no customer or patient information was stolen during the attack, but large amounts of data was corrupted. The recovery process has been slow, and at least some customers are abandoning the company.</span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 17.008px;">With their sales systems down, dispensaries have spent the last week struggling to keep things flowing smoothly. One medical nonprofit, New England Treatment Access (NETA), notified clients in the days after the attack that sales would be slower than usual because staff would have to execute them manually. Other outlets,&nbsp;</span><a data-reactid="233" href="http://mjbizdaily.com/alleged-attack-takes-down-mj-freeways-software-causing-chaos-for-marijuana-retailers/" style="box-sizing: inherit; outline: none; color: rgb(27, 170, 225); text-decoration: none; font-family: Georgia; font-size: 17.008px;" target="_blank">according to Marijuana Business Daily</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 17.008px;">, were forced to close temporarily. </span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 17.008px;">Read More:<a href="http://fortune.com/2017/01/15/marijuana-sales-system-hack/">http://fortune.com/2017/01/15/marijuana-sales-system-hack/</a></span></p> Snoop Lion - Smoke The Weed http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/snoop-lion-smoke-the-weed-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="230" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-MI3CKL4NMI" width="430"></iframe></p> Pineapple (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/pineapple-hybrid-7 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/22132_1582_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/22132_1582_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 311px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/80141_1582_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/80141_1582_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 132px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/118782_1582_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/118782_1582_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/pineapple"><strong>Pineapple (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/pineapple">This strains sweet fruity undertones create a well-balanced high that is sure to leave both your head and body satisfied. A very mellow high. Balanced hybrid profile makes this strain great for pain relief and anxiety. Strong pineapple / skunky smell and taste</a>.</span></p> Connecticut Board of Physicians Recommends Medical Cannabis for Several Disabling Conditions http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/connecticut-board-of-physicians-recommends-medical-cannabis-for-several-disabling-conditio <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/theweedblog/wp-content/uploads/20161025211620/TMedical-Cannabis-Marijuana-630x336.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/theweedblog/wp-content/uploads/20161025211620/TMedical-Cannabis-Marijuana-630x336.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 240px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.857em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-size: 1.0769em; font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(58, 65, 73);"> Connecticut officials have voted to expand the state&rsquo;s medical cannabis program to include four more qualifying conditions.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.857em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-size: 13px; font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(96, 101, 105);"> The Board of Physicians voted in favor of adding fibromyalgia, muscular dystrophy, shingles and rheumatoid arthritis as medical cannabis conditions.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.857em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-size: 13px; font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(96, 101, 105);"> Unfortunately the panel rejected adding atopic dermatitis, eczema, osteoarthritis and severe COPD/emphysema.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.857em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-size: 13px; font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(96, 101, 105);"> &ldquo;The program is maturing at a deliberate and a thoughtful rate but that it&rsquo;s gaining more and more acceptance among patients and among the medical community&rdquo;, says Jonathan Harris, Commissioner of the State&nbsp;<a href="http://wtnh.com/?s=Connecticut+Department+of+Consumer+Protection" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; color: rgb(57, 142, 59); text-decoration: none; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out;" target="_blank">Department of Consumer Protection</a>, the agency that oversees the medical marijuana program. Harris applauded the decision to increase the number of qualifying conditions.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.857em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-size: 13px; font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(96, 101, 105);"> Read More:<a href="https://www.theweedblog.com/connecticut-board-physicians-recommends-medical-cannabis-several-disabling-conditions/">https://www.theweedblog.com/connecticut-board-physicians-recommends-medical-cannabis-several-disabling-conditions/</a></p> ATF (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/atf-hybrid-8 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/113766_3466_4.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/113766_3466_4.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 799px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/116608_3466_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/116608_3466_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 200px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/47134_3466_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/47134_3466_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 123px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/atf"><strong>ATF (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/atf"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Great for stress relief and anxiety relief, Alaskan Thunder Fuck is a strong sativa that will have you feeling the effects soon after exhale. Can also be known as Manatuska Thunder Fuck because it originates from the Manatuska Valley in Alaska.</span></a></p> New laws in Michigan shake up the marijuana industry http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/new-laws-in-michigan-shake-up-the-marijuana-industry <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/southbendtribune.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/c/be/cbeafaa7-a66c-5732-85fd-f927383001a9/582c8994d9c62.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C800"><img alt="" src="http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/southbendtribune.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/c/be/cbeafaa7-a66c-5732-85fd-f927383001a9/582c8994d9c62.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C800" style="width: 450px; height: 300px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <div class="subscriber-preview" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &quot;Source Sans Pro&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 24px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-size: 16px; line-height: 27px;"> John Wallace stood in a small storage building with concrete-block walls and explained his vision for the first retail marijuana store in Buchanan.</p> </div> <div class="subscriber-preview" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &quot;Source Sans Pro&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 24px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-size: 16px; line-height: 27px;"> Medical cannabis patients would have to check in at a front desk. After showing the proper identification, they would be shown to the display room, where friendly bud-tenders would help them choose from a selection of weed, oils or marijuana-laced foods.</p> </div> <div class="subscriber-only" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &quot;Source Sans Pro&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 24px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-size: 16px; line-height: 27px;"> With a shortage of authorized caregivers to provide medical marijuana services, patients could benefit from a retail outlet, he said, though city officials have yet to give it their blessing.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 24px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-size: 16px; line-height: 27px;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/local/new-laws-in-michigan-shake-up-the-marijuana-industry/article_21fd1838-50a3-5281-a65a-06ebba9ca838.html">http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/local/new-laws-in-michigan-shake-up-the-marijuana-industry/article_21fd1838-50a3-5281-a65a-06ebba9ca838.html</a></p> </div> What strain are you smoking on today? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/what-strain-are-you-smoking-on-today-403 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://s23.postimg.org/xz0ql1off/tumblr_nf24pnm_V6z1tdf5l9o1_1280.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://s23.postimg.org/xz0ql1off/tumblr_nf24pnm_V6z1tdf5l9o1_1280.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 667px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Grandma's Boy - Best Scene http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/grandmas-boy-best-scene <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="230" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EBcHLPGAUVg" width="430"></iframe></p> Romulan (Indica) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/romulan-indica-9 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/6394_3524_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/6394_3524_2.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_3524_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3524_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 105px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/86300_3524_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/86300_3524_1.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/romulan"><strong>Romulan (Indica)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/romulan"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">In the 1970s, this variety was brought from California to British Columbia by a Vietnam veteran, where it was grown on Vancouver Island. This variety was nicknamed Romulan after people joked that the high &quot;could dent your head,&quot; producing ridges like those of Star Trek&#39;s warrior-like race with the same name. Romulan is alien pot with potent effects. Couch lock is likely as concentration may be difficult to maintain. Medically, this weed has shown excellent results for chronic pain.</span></a></p> Still No Homegrown Marijuana in Washington—But That Could Change http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/still-no-homegrown-marijuana-in-washingtonbut-that-could-change <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://3ncb884ou5e49t9eb3fpeur1.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/pistilpoint_hightimes-50-1024x683.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://3ncb884ou5e49t9eb3fpeur1.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/pistilpoint_hightimes-50-1024x683.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 300px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p class="p1" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 1rem; padding: 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.6; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; color: rgb(34, 31, 32); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(254, 254, 254);"> <span class="s1" style="box-sizing: inherit;">Washington state has one of the country&rsquo;s earliest laws allowing adults 21 and over to use marijuana free of fear, and one of the most restrictive.</span></p> <p class="p1" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 1rem; padding: 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.6; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; color: rgb(34, 31, 32); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(254, 254, 254);"> <span class="s1" style="box-sizing: inherit;">Washington was a progenitor of the arbitrary and worthless DUI threshold of 5 ng/ml of THC in a driver&rsquo;s blood,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/the-beginning-and-the-end-of-washingtons-wild-mmj-market/" style="box-sizing: inherit; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: inherit; cursor: pointer; transition: color 0.3s ease-in-out, background-color 0.3s ease-in-out; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.298039);"><span class="s2" style="box-sizing: inherit;">and for a time, Washington&rsquo;s Initiative-502 also seriously disrupted</span></a>&nbsp;the state&rsquo;s existing marijuana supply chain seriously enough&nbsp;<a href="http://www.grahamlawyerblog.com/2013/10/05/unknowns-with-i-502-marijuana-stores-lawyers-perspective/" style="box-sizing: inherit; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: inherit; cursor: pointer; transition: color 0.3s ease-in-out, background-color 0.3s ease-in-out; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.298039);"><span class="s2" style="box-sizing: inherit;">to lead some industry observers to question</span></a>&nbsp;whether it would work at all.</span></p> <p class="p1" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 1rem; padding: 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.6; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; color: rgb(34, 31, 32); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(254, 254, 254);"> <span class="s1" style="box-sizing: inherit;">Under legalization in Washington state, growing marijuana at your home is also a crime, and a very serious one at that&mdash;<a href="http://norml.org/laws/item/washington-penalties-2" style="box-sizing: inherit; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: inherit; cursor: pointer; transition: color 0.3s ease-in-out, background-color 0.3s ease-in-out; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.298039);"><span class="s2" style="box-sizing: inherit;">a felony punishable by up to five years in prison</span></a>. Only medical marijuana patients are allowed home grow, and while most marijuana consumers prefer to have someone else do the dirty work anyhow, this is one major benefit&mdash;or right, as many would attest&mdash;other states enjoy that Washingtonians do not.</span></p> <p class="p1" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 1rem; padding: 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.6; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; color: rgb(34, 31, 32); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(254, 254, 254);"> Read More:<a href="http://hightimes.com/news/still-no-homegrown-marijuana-in-washington-but-that-could-change/">http://hightimes.com/news/still-no-homegrown-marijuana-in-washington-but-that-could-change/</a></p> MK Ultra (Indica) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/mk-ultra-indica-11 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/22132_771_3.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/22132_771_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/116915_771_5.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/116915_771_5.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 152px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/6394_771_10.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/6394_771_10.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/mk_ultra"><strong>MK Ultra (Indica)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/mk_ultra"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">A heavy-hitting indica that comes from a cross of G-13 and O.G. Kush. Don&#39;t plan on getting off the couch for a while after using this strain. Great for pain management and insomnia, or just relaxing. Not good for daytime use if you have something important to do.</span></a></p> ASA Responds to Senator Jeff Sessions’ Attorney General Confirmation Hearing http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/asa-responds-to-senator-jeff-sessions-attorney-general-confirmation-hearing <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/theweedblog/wp-content/uploads/20170112225031/americans_for_safe_access.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/theweedblog/wp-content/uploads/20170112225031/americans_for_safe_access.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 193px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 1.857em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-size: 1.0769em; font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(58, 65, 73);"> <em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-size: 13.9997px; font-family: inherit;">Medical cannabis organization expresses concern about Senator Jeff Sessions&rsquo; drug enforcement policy plans</em></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 1.857em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-size: 13px; font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(96, 101, 105);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit;">Washington, DC</strong>&nbsp;&mdash; Today, confirmation hearings began for attorney general nominee, Senator Jeff Sessions. During the hearing, Sessions was questioned about medical marijuana by Senators Patrick Leahy and Mike Lee. Sessions implied that he would enforce current federal marijuana laws. Earlier in the hearing, Sessions said he would advise President Trump not to set policies that would conflict with federal law. While Sessions&rsquo; response did not explicitly state he would shut down state marijuana programs, his response to Senator Lee was, &ldquo;the United States Congress has made the possession of marijuana in every state and the distribution of it an illegal act,&rdquo; and that, &ldquo;it&rsquo;s not so much the Attorney General&rsquo;s job to decide what laws to enforce. We should do our jobs and enforce laws as effectively as we are able.&rdquo; Sessions concluded that Congress must change the law if they do not want the Attorney General to prosecute marijuana crimes.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 1.857em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-size: 13px; font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(96, 101, 105);"> Read More:<a href="https://www.theweedblog.com/americans-safe-access-responds-senator-jeff-sessions-attorney-general-confirmation-hearing/">https://www.theweedblog.com/americans-safe-access-responds-senator-jeff-sessions-attorney-general-confirmation-hearing/</a></p> Governor Proposes Decriminalizing Marijuana in New York State http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/governor-proposes-decriminalizing-marijuana-in-new-york-state <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://3ncb884ou5e49t9eb3fpeur1.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/nico-newyork-1024x640.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://3ncb884ou5e49t9eb3fpeur1.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/nico-newyork-1024x640.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 281px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p class="p1" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 1rem; padding: 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.6; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; color: rgb(34, 31, 32); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(254, 254, 254);"> <span class="s1" style="box-sizing: inherit;">For much of the past two decades, New York City had the dubious distinction of being the nation&rsquo;s capital for low-level marijuana arrests.</span></p> <p class="p1" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 1rem; padding: 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.6; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; color: rgb(34, 31, 32); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(254, 254, 254);"> <span class="s1" style="box-sizing: inherit;">Fueled by the data-driven zeal of former Commissioner Bill Bratton&mdash;the same &ldquo;police reformer&rdquo; Bill Bratton&nbsp;<a href="http://www.villagevoice.com/news/if-marijuana-is-decriminalized-in-nyc-then-why-are-possession-arrests-on-the-rise-8683515" style="box-sizing: inherit; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: inherit; cursor: pointer; transition: color 0.3s ease-in-out, background-color 0.3s ease-in-out; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.298039);"><span class="s2" style="box-sizing: inherit;">who suggested, in 2016</span></a>, that marijuana was responsible for most of New York&rsquo;s violent crime&mdash;NYPD officers dutifully collected petty weed busts like baseball cards.</span></p> <p class="p1" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 1rem; padding: 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.6; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; color: rgb(34, 31, 32); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(254, 254, 254);"> <span class="s1" style="box-sizing: inherit;">In 2011 alone, NY cops&nbsp;<a href="http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/2016/02/new-data-released-nyc-marijuana-possession-arrests-under-17k-first-time-1996-67-drop-51" style="box-sizing: inherit; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: inherit; cursor: pointer; transition: color 0.3s ease-in-out, background-color 0.3s ease-in-out; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.298039);"><span class="s2" style="box-sizing: inherit;">arrested 51,000 people for marijuana offenses</span></a>, most of them black or Latino people. The reason, police observers noted, was simple: Marijuana busts are easy, marijuana busts fill the stat sheet and marijuana busts fill the courts, filling in turn the public coffers with court costs and fines.</span></p> <p class="p1" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 1rem; padding: 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.6; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; color: rgb(34, 31, 32); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(254, 254, 254);"> Read More:<a href="http://hightimes.com/news/governor-proposes-decriminalizing-marijuana-in-new-york-state/">http://hightimes.com/news/governor-proposes-decriminalizing-marijuana-in-new-york-state/</a></p> What strain are you smoking on today? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/what-strain-are-you-smoking-on-today-402 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://s28.postimg.org/avvpcrsf1/tumblr_npxj4vpo_CA1u610pto1_540.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://s28.postimg.org/avvpcrsf1/tumblr_npxj4vpo_CA1u610pto1_540.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> The Nuts and Bolts of Getting into the Business of Cannabis http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/the-nuts-and-bolts-of-getting-into-the-business-of-cannabis-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://3ncb884ou5e49t9eb3fpeur1.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Marijuana-Investment-1024x640.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://3ncb884ou5e49t9eb3fpeur1.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Marijuana-Investment-1024x640.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 281px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p class="p1" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 1rem; padding: 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.6; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; color: rgb(34, 31, 32); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(254, 254, 254);"> <span class="s1" style="box-sizing: inherit;">When thinking about the&nbsp;<a href="https://honestmarijuana.com/" style="box-sizing: inherit; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: inherit; cursor: pointer; transition: color 0.3s ease-in-out, background-color 0.3s ease-in-out; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.298039);">cannabis industry</a>, most people don&rsquo;t immediately consider the financial side of it.</span></p> <p class="p1" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 1rem; padding: 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.6; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; color: rgb(34, 31, 32); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(254, 254, 254);"> <span class="s1" style="box-sizing: inherit;">The reality is that the legal marijuana business&mdash;medical and recreational&mdash;is a major industry in the United States, estimated at over $7.1 billion in total revenue for 2016. The ArcView Group, an investment firm with roots in the cannabis industry, estimates that gross sales could easily jump to over $10 billion annually within the next year. That is an almost unprecedented level of growth in any industry, to say nothing of the fact that &ldquo;new industries&rdquo; are harder to come by for those who want to get in on the ground floor. As a solid and reputable growth area, it&rsquo;s still in its infancy, but cannabis has the potential to be an industry worth pursuing for&nbsp;<em style="box-sizing: inherit; line-height: inherit;">budding</em>&nbsp;entrepreneurs.</span></p> <p class="p1" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 1rem; padding: 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.6; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; color: rgb(34, 31, 32); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(254, 254, 254);"> <span class="s1" style="box-sizing: inherit;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700; line-height: inherit;">Investing in Cannabis Is Recession Proof</span></span></p> <p class="p1" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 1rem; padding: 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.6; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; color: rgb(34, 31, 32); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(254, 254, 254);"> <span class="s1" style="box-sizing: inherit;">When times are hard, people still want certain things in life, certain little luxuries or privileges. As a result, the cannabis industry, like the liquor business, is relatively recession proof. And as the use of cannabis has become more socially acceptable, particularly in the area of medical marijuana, where the sanction of the medical profession allays the fears that some might have of the business, the demand has been growing steadily. It&rsquo;s still an industry in its infancy, relatively speaking, which means that there is also tremendous opportunity for those who want to take risks in a new industry.</span></p> <p class="p1" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 1rem; padding: 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.6; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; color: rgb(34, 31, 32); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(254, 254, 254);"> Read More:<a href="http://hightimes.com/business/the-nuts-and-bolts-of-getting-into-the-business-of-cannabis/">http://hightimes.com/business/the-nuts-and-bolts-of-getting-into-the-business-of-cannabis/</a></p> Scooby-Do - All You Can Eat http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/scoobydo-all-you-can-eat <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="230" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iEattbpjGG4" width="430"></iframe></p> Dream Queen (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/dream-queen-hybrid-8 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/33117_3521_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/33117_3521_2.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 584px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3521_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3521_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 155px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/113766_3521_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/113766_3521_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 200px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/dream_queen"><strong>Dream Queen (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/dream_queen"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">With a THC level up to 15% and CBD of 0.49%, Dream Queen takes on the best of her parents, Blue Dream and Space Queen. With an aroma of bubblegum and slight hints of mango and pineapple, Dream Queen will provide a good cerebral high.</span></a></p> Pruning Marijuana (Plants) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/pruning-marijuana-plants <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/theweedblog/wp-content/uploads/20170111224508/pruning-marijuana-plants-702x336.jpeg"><img alt="" src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/theweedblog/wp-content/uploads/20170111224508/pruning-marijuana-plants-702x336.jpeg" style="width: 450px; height: 215px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.857em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-size: 1.0769em; font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(58, 65, 73);"> Pruning marijuana plants is a valuable practice for generating a much higher yield. When done correctly, it can make all the difference in the world for marijuana growers. The key here, of course, is &ldquo;when done correctly.&rdquo; That is because pruning can be a difficult task, and the risks can be rather high, especially if actual cutting is involved.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.857em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-size: 13px; font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(96, 101, 105);"> For that reason, it is crucial to know what you are doing before you do it. Some growers grow for years and years without ever pruning or even take an explicit stand against it. Many believe that the natural course of a plant&rsquo;s growth is the healthiest kind &mdash; and that&rsquo;s completely fine for them.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.857em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-size: 13px; font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(96, 101, 105);"> Read More:<a href="https://www.theweedblog.com/pruning-marijuana-plants/">https://www.theweedblog.com/pruning-marijuana-plants/</a></p> Durban Poison (Sativa) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2017/01/durban-poison-sativa-10 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/116608_3488_3.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/116608_3488_3.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 301px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/102560_3488_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/102560_3488_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 120px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3488_3.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3488_3.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 134px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/sativa/durban_poison"><strong>Durban Poison (Sativa)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/sativa/durban_poison"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">This subtropical sativa is named after the South African port city of Durban where thousands of kilos of this dark, distinctive sativa are produced every year. Smokers everywhere know it to be a sativa like no other.</span></a></p>