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//2015/06/what-strain-are-you-smoking-on-today-34 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/1544487_855752444442491_530931518392124569_n.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/1544487_855752444442491_530931518392124569_n.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 465px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> State Marijuana Laws Complicate Federal Job Recruitment http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/state-marijuana-laws-complicate-federal-job-recruitment <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/29pot-web-superJumbo.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/29pot-web-superJumbo.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <div> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;">WASHINGTON &mdash; For all the aspiring and current spies, diplomats and F.B.I. agents living in states that have liberalized marijuana laws, the federal government has a stern warning: Put down the bong, throw out the vaporizer and lose the rolling papers.</span></span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;">It may now be legal in Colorado, in Washington State and elsewhere to possess and smoke marijuana, but federal laws outlawing its use &mdash; and rules that make it a firing offense for government workers &mdash; have remained rigid. As a result, recruiters for federal agencies are arriving on university campuses in those states with the sobering message that marijuana use will not be tolerated.</span></span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;">So members of a new generation are getting an early lesson in what their predecessors have done for as long as there have been espionage, diplomacy and bureaucracy. They are lying and stalling when necessary to avoid, in the case of the newcomers, failing a drug test.</span></span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;">As any regular marijuana smoker will tell you, it usually takes about two weeks for evidence of marijuana use to disappear from urine, a urine sample being the method by which drug use ordinarily is tested. </span></span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;">Read More:<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/30/us/state-marijuana-laws-complicate-federal-job-recruitment.html">http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/30/us/state-marijuana-laws-complicate-federal-job-recruitment.html</a></span></span></div> Blue Cheese (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/blue-cheese-hybrid-3 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3547_8.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3547_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_3547_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3547_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3547_14.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3547_14.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/blue_cheese"><strong>Blue Cheese (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/blue_cheese"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Blue cheese is one of the all time favorites for pain relief (and many other ailments). it has a wonderfully unique flavor with the undertone of cheese and a smell of blue cheese. The parents of blue cheese are Big Buddha Cheese x Blueberry. Blue cheese is a personal favorite because of the uplifting/energetic high it produces... this works wonderful for those clients who need to medicate to relieve pain (and countless other elements) but that also need to focus and have drive for a job, taking care of a family or more.</span></a></p> NYU Researchers Examine Whether Reasons For Smoking Marijuana Are Associated With Use Of Other Drugs http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/nyu-researchers-examine-whether-reasons-for-smoking-marijuana-are-associated-with-use-of-o <div class="wp-caption alignright" id="attachment_42930" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 4px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; float: right; text-align: center; max-width: 100%; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px; width: 310px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <a href="http://cdn4.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/marijuana-gateway-drug.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);"><img alt="marijuana gateway drug" class="wp-image-42930 size-medium" data-wp-pid="42930" src="http://cdn5.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/marijuana-gateway-drug-300x300.jpg" style="margin: 5px 0px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a> <p class="wp-caption-text" style="margin: 0px; padding: 6px 3px 2px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: italic; line-height: 16px;"> (image via melekmediahouse)</p> </div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> I received the following press release from New York University and figured I&rsquo;d post it for discussion:</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: 25.6000003814697px;"> Marijuana is the most prevalent drug in the U.S. Approximately 70% of the 2.8 million individuals who initiated use of illicit drugs in 2013 reported that marijuana was their first drug. Despite extensive research examining potential links between marijuana use and other drug use, the literature is currently lacking data regarding which illicit marijuana users are most likely to engage in use of other illicit drugs.</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: 25.6000003814697px;"> A new study, published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse by researchers affiliated with New York University&rsquo;s Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR), examines how reasons for illicit marijuana use relates to the use of other drugs individually, rather than grouping them into a single &ldquo;illicit drug&rdquo; group.</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: 25.6000003814697px;"> &ldquo;Aside from marijuana, a wide range of illicit drugs are prevalent, each having different use patterns, and different effects and dangers associated with use,&rdquo; said Joseph J. Palamar, PhD, MPH, a CDUHR affiliated researcher and an assistant professor of Population Health at NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC). &ldquo;Our research helped to identify subtypes of illicit marijuana users who use other drugs, as this may be able to inform prevention efforts.&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: 25.6000003814697px;"> The cross-sectional study, &ldquo;Reasons for Recent Marijuana Use in Relation to Use of Other Illicit Drugs among High School Seniors in the United States,&rdquo; draws data from Monitoring the Future (MTF), a nationwide ongoing annual study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students. The MTF survey is administered in approximately 130 public and private schools throughout 48 states in the US. Roughly 15,000 high school seniors are assessed annually.</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: 25.6000003814697px;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/nyu-researchers-smoking-marijuana-associated-other-drugs/">http://www.theweedblog.com/nyu-researchers-smoking-marijuana-associated-other-drugs/</a></p> Girl Scout Cookies (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/girl-scout-cookies-hybrid-7 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/54727_24_3.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/54727_24_3.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 305px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/108997_24_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/108997_24_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 138px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_24_3.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_24_3.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/girl_scout_cookies"><strong>Girl Scout Cookies (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/girl_scout_cookies"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">If you live in the Bay Area, you&#39;ve likely heard of Girl Scout Cookies. Whether it&#39;s from one of the songs by the famous San Francisco rapper, Berner or actually trying it yourself, Girl Scout Cookies is a can&#39;t-miss strain that will medicate you beyond your wildest dreams. A potent mix of an OG Kush x Durban Poison x Cherry Kush mother backcrossed with a prime-looking OG Kush father created possibly one of the best Northern California strains of all time. For those of you who are into the Bay Area rap scene, you%u2019ve likely already smoked some of this off-the-charts weed after hearing some of the songs by San Francisco rapper and collective owner, Berner.</span></a></p> Indiana Police Threaten to Makes Arrests at First Church of Cannabis Service http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/indiana-police-threaten-to-makes-arrests-at-first-church-of-cannabis-service <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/FirstChurchOfCannabis-FirstService.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/FirstChurchOfCannabis-FirstService.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 281px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> <em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: 700; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">UPDATE:</span>&nbsp;On Monday, the First Church of Cannabis announced on social media that rather than risk legal turbulence, the inaugural service on Wednesday would be held without the use of marijuana.</em></p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> <em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">&ldquo;Due to the threat of police action against our religion I feel it is important to CELEBRATE LIFE&#39;S GREAT ADVENTURE in our first service WITHOUT THE USE OF CANNABIS. The Police dept has wagged a display of shameless misconceptions and voluntary ignorance. We will do our first service without the use of any cannabis. CANNABIS WILL BE PROHIBITED ON THE FIRST SERVICE,&rdquo; the church posted on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Cannabiterian?fref=ts" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(128, 169, 67); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; transition: color 0.3s ease; -webkit-transition: color 0.3s ease;" target="_blank">Facebook</a>.</em></p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> <em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">&ldquo;We will not be dragged into criminal court for their advantage,&quot; Bill Levin, the church&#39;s founder, said. &quot;We will meet them in a civil court where the laws are clear about religious persecution. We do not start fights. We Finish Them!&rdquo;</em></p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> The controversy surrounding Indiana&rsquo;s newfound &ldquo;religious freedom&rdquo; law and its implications, which led to the uprising of the First Church of Cannabis, may come to a disgusting head later this week in Indianapolis. In a recent press conference, city Police Chief Rick Hite and Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry&nbsp;<a href="http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2015/06/26/officials-hold-church-cannabis-press-conference/29327331/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(128, 169, 67); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; transition: color 0.3s ease; -webkit-transition: color 0.3s ease;" target="_blank">pledged to bring hard times down</a>&nbsp;on those in attendance of the inaugural ceremony on Wednesday, threatening to arrest and charge the entire congregation with various drug-related offenses.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.hightimes.com/read/indiana-police-threaten-makes-arrests-first-church-cannabis-service">http://www.hightimes.com/read/indiana-police-threaten-makes-arrests-first-church-cannabis-service</a></p> Ready for Takeoff. http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/ready-for-takeoff.-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/10403719_835502689800800_8697124224667987680_n.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/10403719_835502689800800_8697124224667987680_n.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Medical marijuana moves closer to reality in Maryland http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/medical-marijuana-moves-closer-to-reality-in-maryland <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/bal-20150130-001"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/bal-20150130-001" style="width: 450px; height: 253px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <div> <span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;"><span style="font-size:14px;">With the state publishing draft regulations for medical marijuana and an infrastructure for growing and distributing it coming into view, Marylanders who suffer from chronic pain or debilitating disease could gain access to the drug by the middle of next year.</span></span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;"><span style="font-size:14px;">The rules developed by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, which cover doctor registration, licensing, fees and other concerns, were published last week. The state is accepting public comment on the rules through July 27.</span></span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;"><span style="font-size:14px;">&quot;This is a big step in the right direction,&quot; said Del. Dan K. Morhaim, a physician who championed the legalization of medical marijuana in the General Assembly. &quot;This should make the program operational, though there should be adjustments every year or so for the next few years as we learn from our experience.&quot;</span></span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;"><span style="font-size:14px;">States have approved the use of marijuana for conditions as disparate as nausea from chemotherapy, post-traumatic stress disorder, multiple sclerosis and anorexia. </span></span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;"><span style="font-size:14px;">Read More:<a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/maryland-health/bs-hs-medical-marijuana-20150626-story.html">http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/maryland-health/bs-hs-medical-marijuana-20150626-story.html</a></span></span></div> Sour OG (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/sour-og-hybrid-5 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3559_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3559_1.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/57730_3559_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3559_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/47608_3559_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/47608_3559_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/sour_og"><strong>Sour OG (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/sour_og"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Sour OG is a cross of Sour Diesel and OG Kush. A very nice weed to smoke, not overly powerful but provides a relaxing yet energetic high. Great for chilling with friends and laughing.</span></a></p> Announcing The Fourth Annual Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness Money Bomb http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/announcing-the-fourth-annual-life-liberty-and-the-pursuit-of-happiness-money-bomb <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: 25.6000003814697px;"> <a href="http://cdn5.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/show-me-cannabis-regulation-missouri-smcr.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);"><img alt="missouri show me cannabis rolla town hall meeting" class="alignright wp-image-21231 size-full" data-wp-pid="21231" src="http://cdn5.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/show-me-cannabis-regulation-missouri-smcr.jpg" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; float: right; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Every year since 2012, Show-Me Cannabis has held the Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness Money Bomb over Independence Day. We will continue that proud tradition for the fourth year in a row now, and I hope that you will take part in it by making a contribution between Thursday, July 2, and Sunday, July 5.</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: 25.6000003814697px;"> Of course, the primary purpose of the event is to raise money to reform Missouri&rsquo;s cannabis laws, but the timing is no accident. It reminds people that this issue is one of liberty and precisely the sort of cause that patriotic Americans have sought to advance throughout our history. Our opponents attempt to trivialize this cause as tangential or irrelevant, but, in truth, it goes straight to the heart of the American experiment.</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: 25.6000003814697px;"> If our country is to live up to the promise of the Declaration of Independence, peaceful people must be free to live their lives as they see fit without fear of the gendarmerie kicking in their door and carrying them away in chains for possessing plant material.</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: 25.6000003814697px;"> And this is a crucial time that will determine how reform will advance in 2016. We are working with coalition allies to &mdash; hopefully &mdash; coalesce around an initiative petition that will pass in sixteen months. The breadth and depth of support we generate from that coalition is what will determine success or failure on Election Day 2016.</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: 25.6000003814697px;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/announcing-the-fourth-annual-life-liberty-and-the-pursuit-of-happiness-money-bomb/">http://www.theweedblog.com/announcing-the-fourth-annual-life-liberty-and-the-pursuit-of-happiness-money-bomb/</a></p> Liquid Butter OG (Indica) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/liquid-butter-og-indica-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3249_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3249_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_3249_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3249_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3249_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3249_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 128px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/liquid_butter_og"><strong>Liquid Butter OG (Indica)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/liquid_butter_og"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Liquid Butter OG is a heavy indica that comes with a full head and body high. The nugs are frosty and the effect is immediate. Great for relaxation and nighttime use.</span></a></p> Pot Is Making a Comeback in Colombia http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/pot-is-making-a-comeback-in-colombia <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Colombia-MedicalMarijuana.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Colombia-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-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Things are changing in Colombia, where drug traffickers, guerrillas and military groups once terrorized everyone from peasants to politicians. At the center of the violence, most would argue, were drugs&mdash;mostly cocaine but also pot.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Now, medical marijuana entrepreneurs are coming out from the shadows. According to Colombia&rsquo;s constitution, weed cultivation and consumption is legal for medicinal purposes, although the Health and Social Protection Ministry has not yet created regulations for prescribing treatments, Camilo Garc&iacute;a, executive director of the Colombian Cannabis Research Center, told&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/how-cannabis-is-making-a-comeback-in-colombia/41784" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(128, 169, 67); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; transition: color 0.3s ease; -webkit-transition: color 0.3s ease;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">OZY</em></a><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">.</em></p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Patients in need of medical pot have been pushing the Colombian government to reform laws and lift all restrictions. A bill introduced last year was endorsed by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, as well as a majority of Colombians.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Although some Colombians see legalization of medical marijuana as opening the door to recreational use, others worry that keeping it under-regulated could have more serious outcomes.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.hightimes.com/read/pot-making-comeback-colombia">http://www.hightimes.com/read/pot-making-comeback-colombia</a></p> To Infinity and Beyond http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/to-infinity-and-beyond <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/1782038_919567498060985_3774695394177487797_n.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/1782038_919567498060985_3774695394177487797_n.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> LAW ENFORCEMENT: Marijuana seizures increasing http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/law-enforcement-marijuana-seizures-increasing <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/nqksdq-b88443983z.120150626163718000ggjaic1u.10.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/nqksdq-b88443983z.120150626163718000ggjaic1u.10.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px; font-size: 17px; line-height: 23px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', Helvetica, sans-serif;"> A new Riverside County ordinance intended to curb for-profit marijuana growing is set to go into effect on Thursday and sheriff&rsquo;s officials for months have been issuing stern warnings to property owners that it&rsquo;s illegal to grow marijuana on their land.</p> <p style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px; font-size: 17px; line-height: 23px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', Helvetica, sans-serif;"> But the threat of a crackdown doesn&rsquo;t appear to have slowed the marijuana growing.</p> <p style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px; font-size: 17px; line-height: 23px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', Helvetica, sans-serif;"> Sheriff&rsquo;s officials say they are on track to eradicate even more pot-growing operations this year than last.</p> <p style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px; font-size: 17px; line-height: 23px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', Helvetica, sans-serif;"> &ldquo;There&rsquo;s no shortage,&rdquo; said Lt. Paul Bennett, who supervises the sheriff&rsquo;s marijuana enforcement team. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re very busy.&rdquo;</p> <p style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px; font-size: 17px; line-height: 23px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', Helvetica, sans-serif;"> In the first six months of this year, deputies investigated 70 cases and destroyed more than 56,000 plants.</p> <p style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px; font-size: 17px; line-height: 23px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', Helvetica, sans-serif;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.pe.com/articles/marijuana-771775-plants-growing.html">http://www.pe.com/articles/marijuana-771775-plants-growing.html</a></p> Pineapple (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/pineapple-hybrid-1 <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/48910_1582_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/48910_1582_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1582_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1582_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 200px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</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;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/pineapple"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">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.</span></a></p> It’s Full Speed Ahead For Marijuana Legalization In California Next Year http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/its-full-speed-ahead-for-marijuana-legalization-in-california-next-year <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: 25.6000003814697px;"> <a href="http://cdn5.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012californiamarijuana.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);"><img alt="vote for california marijuana initiatives" class="alignright wp-image-13416 size-full" data-wp-pid="13416" src="http://cdn5.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012californiamarijuana.jpg" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; float: right; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> On June 14, more than 200 people gathered at the Sebastopol Grange for a fundraiser and organizing meeting of&nbsp; local pot growers, the Sonoma County Growers Association. They were being mentored by their northern neighbors from Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity counties, the Emerald Growers Association,&nbsp;which already has lobbyists in Sacramento and is in the middle of the effort to legalize weed in California next year. The Emerald Triangle is the largest marijuana growing area in the country&rsquo;s largest marijuana producing state.</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: 25.6000003814697px;"> Two days later,&nbsp;more than a hundred people met in a conference room at the Oakland Marriot City Center to plot the intricacies of producing a statewide marijuana legalization initiative. For several hours, attendees&mdash;dispensary operators and employees, small growers, not-so-small growers, patients, consumers, interested citizens, even a nun&mdash;offered their input on a rapid-fire but seemingly endless array of issues related to legalization and how it should occur:</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: 25.6000003814697px;"> Who can grow it? How much? Where? Who can grow it commercially? Should there be tiered licensing to ensure small operators have a chance? Who can sell it? Can cities and counties opt out? Who should regulate it? How should it be taxed and how much? Where should the revenues go? Should there be amnesties or expungements of records? Should employees be protected from being fired for smoking on their own time? Should there be protections from child welfare services or family courts? Does impaired driving need to be addressed? What about medical marijuana? Should existing businesses get a priority?</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: 25.6000003814697px;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/its-full-speed-ahead-for-marijuana-legalization-in-california-next-year/">http://www.theweedblog.com/its-full-speed-ahead-for-marijuana-legalization-in-california-next-year/</a></p> Blue Widow (Indica) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/blue-widow-indica-4 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3498_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3498_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_3498_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3498_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 119px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3498_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3498_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/blue_widow"><strong>Blue Widow (Indica)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/blue_widow"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Blue Widow is Blueberry crossed with White Widow. Very pale and sugary in appearance. Very pungent and smells like yummy candy with a piney fresh scent. Very berry and sweet fruity taste. Great pain fighter and delivers total body relaxation for uptightness in body or mind.</span></a></p> For the sickest Minnesotans, medical marijuana will be legal on Wednesday http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/for-the-sickest-minnesotans-medical-marijuana-will-be-legal-on-wednesday <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/ows_143543910176.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/ows_143543910176.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 365px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p class="Text_Body" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 14px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; font-family: 'Poynter Serif RE', Georgia, Times, serif; letter-spacing: -0.300000011920929px; background: transparent;"> The first registered medical marijuana patient in Minnesota toddled across sunlit grass and into his mother&rsquo;s arms.</p> <p class="Text_Body" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 14px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; font-family: 'Poynter Serif RE', Georgia, Times, serif; letter-spacing: -0.300000011920929px; background: transparent;"> Three-year-old Wyatt sputtered happily as Jessica Hauser swung him up, up into the air to settle on her hip.</p> <p class="Text_Body" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 14px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; font-family: 'Poynter Serif RE', Georgia, Times, serif; letter-spacing: -0.300000011920929px; background: transparent;"> Then Wyatt&rsquo;s eyelids fluttered and his head thumped against her shoulder as he sagged in her arms. Another seizure. One of hundreds that rip through his developing brain daily, endangering his life, unchecked by all the epilepsy treatments the family has tried.</p> <p class="Text_Body" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 14px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; font-family: 'Poynter Serif RE', Georgia, Times, serif; letter-spacing: -0.300000011920929px; background: transparent;"> Wyatt suffered seven seizures in the time it took his parents to explain why they&rsquo;ve already booked an appointment to buy cannabis oil for their son this Wednesday, the first day it will be legal.</p> <p class="Text_Body" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 14px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; font-family: 'Poynter Serif RE', Georgia, Times, serif; letter-spacing: -0.300000011920929px; background: transparent;"> &ldquo;No seizures. Doesn&rsquo;t that sound good?&rdquo; Jessica crooned to her youngest.</p> <p class="Text_Body" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 14px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; font-family: 'Poynter Serif RE', Georgia, Times, serif; letter-spacing: -0.300000011920929px; background: transparent;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.startribune.com/for-the-sickest-minnesotans-medical-marijuana-will-be-legal-on-wednesday/310345271/">http://www.startribune.com/for-the-sickest-minnesotans-medical-marijuana-will-be-legal-on-wednesday/310345271/</a></p> Blunt Art. http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/blunt-art. <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/tumblr_nqj8gfEenl1tjmi3po1_500.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/tumblr_nqj8gfEenl1tjmi3po1_500.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> State House passes recreational marijuana reform bill http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/06/state-house-passes-recreational-marijuana-reform-bill <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/150115_pot_big.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/150115_pot_big.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 300px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.6000003814697px; line-height: 18.3600006103516px;">OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The House on Friday passed a measure that makes several changes to the state&#39;s new recreational marijuana market, including eliminating the three-tier tax structure and replacing it with a single excise tax of 37 percent at the point of sale.</span><br style="color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.6000003814697px; line-height: 18.3600006103516px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.6000003814697px; line-height: 18.3600006103516px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.6000003814697px; line-height: 18.3600006103516px;">House Bill 2136 passed the House on a 59-38 vote and now heads to the Senate for consideration. An amendment that passed Friday removed language from the original bill that would have only allowed local bans on licensed marijuana businesses if approved by the jurisdiction&#39;s voters.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.6000003814697px; line-height: 18.3600006103516px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.6000003814697px; line-height: 18.3600006103516px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.6000003814697px; line-height: 18.3600006103516px;">To encourage more cities and counties to allow marijuana businesses, the bill directs the state to share pot revenue with jurisdictions that do so. It would also allow them to adopt more flexible zoning for where pot grows and stores can be located.</span><br style="color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.6000003814697px; line-height: 18.3600006103516px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.6000003814697px; line-height: 18.3600006103516px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.6000003814697px; line-height: 18.3600006103516px;">The original bill had set the excise tax rate at 30 percent, and Rep. Reuven Carlyle, a Democrat from Seattle who sponsored the measure, said that he personally believes the 37 percent rate negotiated with the Senate &quot;is a mistake.&quot;</span><br style="color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.6000003814697px; line-height: 18.3600006103516px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.6000003814697px; line-height: 18.3600006103516px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.6000003814697px; line-height: 18.3600006103516px;">&quot;But we find ourselves at a time of political addiction to the shaky perception of a new revenue pillar that is questionable at best,&quot; he said, noting budget assumptions of how much the new market might bring to the state. &quot;I acknowledge that it is irresistible to some. I think we will come to regret that.&quot; </span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.6000003814697px; line-height: 18.3600006103516px;">Read More:<a href="http://www.komonews.com/news/local/State-House-passes-recreational-marijuana-reform-bill-310202351.html">http://www.komonews.com/news/local/State-House-passes-recreational-marijuana-reform-bill-310202351.html</a></span></p>