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Cannabis Farmers Markets Are A Great Idea

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, July, 11th 2014 by THCFinder
cannabis-farmers-marketsOne of my favorite things to do is visit local farmers markets to purchase fresh, local produce and meats. In America, we moved away from purchasing produce and meat locally over the last few decades. Farmers markets are reinventing how we get food, and I personally would rather support a local farmer directly, rather than go to a chain grocery store and purchase items that I have no idea where they originated.
 
The same theory of supporting local farmers directly is now being applied to the cannabis industry. Over Fourth of July weekend a farmers market was launched in Los Angeles. The goal of the farmers market is to provide safe, reliable access to cannabis. Prices tend to be cheaper at farmers markets compared to other safe access avenues because the cannabis is being purchased directly from the farmer. There’s no third party involved other than the farmer having to pay for their table at the market. Per The Hollywood Reporter:
 
“This is an opportunity that unfortunately is not seen as much as we would like,” California Heritage Market executive administrator Paizley Bradbury said of the chance for patients and growers to interact. “We’re hoping that the California Heritage Market can bridge this gap and provide a new and affordable experience for those who need safe access they can trust.”
 
The cannabis farmers market in Los Angeles is not the first of it’s kind, contrary to mainstream media reports. There have been small farmers markets in Oregon for a handful of years now, and I have also heard of ones in Washington. But despite not being the first to do it, the farmers market in Los Angeles is still a stellar idea that I hope will be continue. I also hope to see other ones pop up all over California and beyond.
 

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Abusive Skunk Shatter

Category: Concentrates | Posted on Fri, July, 11th 2014 by THCFinder

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Arizona To Allow Medical Marijuana For PTSD

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, July, 11th 2014 by THCFinder
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One of the conditions that would most benefit from the effects of marijuana is PTSD. Post traumatic stress disorder effects many of the people who are whisked overseas and fight for our freedoms... Which should include the freedom of getting the best medicine possible when they return from duty. However, that's not the case most of the time. Instead, the vets get told that they are not allowed to use a natural medicine like marijuana but instead are fed Vicodin and morphine. When vets ask for the plant, they are scorned at the VA hospital, being told that no, marijuana is still illegal.
 
Officials in Arizona, however, are beginning to think differently regarding their residents that have fought in wars. On Wednesday, the Director of the Department of Health and Services Will Humble, announced that PTSD sufferers will be able to utilize marijuana for their symptoms starting January 1st. Not only in this a great step for the vets who reside in Arizona but for marijuana advocates everywhere. Most states and laws do not recognize PTSD as a valid condition for medical marijuana and pro-potters have been trying to convince people that cannabis is extremely good for veterans and helps relieve their worst symptoms.
 
Humble published a blog post on the health department's website on Wednesday, stating, "Today, I issued a Director's Decision that will authorize the use of marijuana for patients that are currently undergoing conventional treatment for a diagnosis of PTSD. Physician certifications would be valid only for the palliative care of PTSD symptoms (not treatment). Certifying physicians will be required to attest that they have reviewed evidence documenting that the patient is currently undergoing conventional treatment for PTSD before signing the medical marijuana certification." The announcement from Humble comes as a surprise, as he previously said that there was insufficient evidence on cannabis' effects on PTSD. Humble seemed to change his mind about the subject when an administrative law judge suggested that state officials allow the use of cannabis for PTSD.
 
Those that are suffering from PTSD will be able to use the plant this January, after the state has time to work out official rules and regulations. The dispensaries also need to prepare their educational literature as well as up their stocks, as there are many people that suffer from PTSD and will probably end up needing the plant to help assist them sleep, eat, and live normally. Hopefully the new ruling will allow PTSD sufferers to get the help and treatment that they need.

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Champagne - Sativa

Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, July, 10th 2014 by THCFinder

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Champagne - Sativa

An intense combination of Hashplant and a Kush strain that was pollinated with a male Burmese cannabis strain, Champagne offers patients an exquisitely pleasurable medication. The effect sets in nearly immediately and lasts anywhere between an hour and an hour-and-a-half. Ideal for patients with depression, inflammation and migraines, this 50/50 hybrid is very popular. Coated with trichomes, more experienced cannabis patients often use Champagne to make high-quality hash.


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Smell of unburnt marijuana cannot justify search of car

Category: News | Posted on Thu, July, 10th 2014 by THCFinder
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The Supreme Judicial Court Wednesday said that because voters decriminalized small amounts of marijuana in 2008, police officers in Massachusetts can no longer rely on the odor of unburnt marijuana to justify searching a person’s car.
 
In two unanimous rulings, the state’s highest court said they had already decided in 2011 that the odor of smoked marijuana by itself did not provide police with probable cause to stop people on the street or search the vehicles people are riding in.
 
The court said in its 2011 ruling that it would be legally inconsistent to allow police to make warrantless searches after they smell burning marijuana when citizens had decided through a statewide referendum question that law enforcement should “focus their attention elsewhere.’’
 
The court said Wednesday it was now extending the same reasoning to cases where the owner has not yet started smoking it. Marijuana, the court acknowledged, generates a pungent aroma, but an odor by itself does not allow police to determine whether a person has more than an ounce with them. Possession of an ounce or less of marijuana is not a crime.
 
“The 2008 initiative decriminalized possession of one ounce or less of marijuana under State law, and accordingly removed police authority to arrest individuals for civil violations,’’ Justice Barbara Lenk wrote for the unanimous court.
 
“We have held that the odor of burnt marijuana alone cannot support probable cause to search a vehicle without a warrant ... [now] we hold that such odor [of unburnt marijuana], standing alone, does not provide probable cause to search an automobile.’’
 
The court established the new legal standard in the case of Matthew W. Overmyer, who was arrested in Pittsfield by police investigating a car crash. Responding officers noticed what the SJC called “a very strong odor of unburnt marijuana.’’
 
Police found one bag of marijuana in the glovebox of Overmyer’s car, and a backpack holding even more, leading police to charge him with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
 
The court said police could not use their noses alone to arrest Overmyer, but might have had another legally approved basis for searching his car. They ordered the case back to the district court for more proceedings.
 

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Ever smoke a Blunt Pipe?

Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, July, 10th 2014 by THCFinder

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