Five Drugs That Can Be Replaced By Cannabis
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, January, 16th 2015 by THCFinder
Big Pharma makes millions of dollars by selling prescription drugs to people. More often than not, these pills don’t actually treat the affliction that the patient is suffering from. In reality, most of these drugs cause severe adverse side effects. For example, commercials for the anti-depressant Zoloft state that the pill might actually make a person feel more suicidal, rather than assisting in the struggle to deal with depression. Cannabis has been shown to improve the condition of many different types of illnesses and afflictions. This list contains five drugs that are given out like candy by doctors that could possibly be replaced by a natural, green remedy.
Doctors caution users against trying to stay awake while on Ambien for two reasons. The first (and most commonly heard) is that the drug is extremely powerful and fighting the effects just isn’t worth it. If you’re required to use a drug this strong to make you fall asleep, you should do just that. The second reason being that the drug has a “hypnagogic” effect on people if they don’t fall asleep right away. What this means is that the drug has hypnotizing qualities. When under the influence of Ambien, people are far more open to suggestion, whether there is a third party involved or the user’s own subconscious. This means that you might end up driving your car, stealing something that you shouldn’t take, assault, or any other number of negative actions. Additionally, there are studies that link Ambien use to heightened death rates and the FDA recommended that Ambien doses be lowered in order to prevent people from suffering from next-day-impairment. Marijuana can put someone to sleep easily, without all of these potentially deadly side effects.
As a strong pain reliever, Oxy has gained a spot as one of the top medicines to treat people suffering with many different kinds of painful injuries. However, while the drug may help some, it has contributed to thousands of death per year. In 2010, more than half of 78,000 deaths were caused by illegal abuse of Oxy and Vicodin. Not only that but people aged 12 to 49 were 19 times more likely to start using heroin if introduced to non prescription use of Oxy. Even those patients who are taking Oxy for legitimate medical reasons have issues once they stop ingesting the drug… Most of the time, turning to Oxy’s cousin heroin to get their fix. If these patients were given cannabis instead, they would realize that the plant harnesses potent analgesic properties that are totally different than prescription pain killers. Instead of reducing the pain that’s being experienced, marijuana distracts the user from feeling the pain. Marijuana also probably won’t kill you or leave you addicted to heroin either.
Most people are beginning to realize that tobacco isn’t the greatest. CVS stopped selling cigarettes entirely and New York has been working towards eradicating these death sticks as well. Since most people smoke due to an oral fixation, using marijuana to quit butts is a great way to stay a bit healthier. Studies have shown that toking the reefer isn’t putting you at risk for lung cancer. If you’re having serious trouble ditching the butts, you could always roll a spliff. The mixture of tobacco and marijuana will give you a bit of the buzz you need but you’ll be able to wean yourself off of the cigarettes fairly fast. Tobacco is a huge industry and even though the effects are known to be negative, people still use this substance every single day. Not only that, but it’s easily obtainable at any corner store.
If you’re interested in becoming part of the walking dead, taking Xanax or Klonopin is what you need. While leaving the user in a severely hazed state of mind, with no real direction or purpose, this medicine if used to “treat” anxiety. Keep in mind that the term “treat” is used loosely here, as I myself was prescribed Xanax for anxiety. Not only did it make me feel as though I was constantly swimming underwater, it erased any feelings I had, along with the desire to do basically anything. People sometimes report, however, that marijuana makes them more anxious. Why? Because marijuana strains (typically) aren’t geared for a certain illness. Since you don’t always have two different bowls loaded with a high THC strain and a high CBD stain, it can be hard to monitor what you need in order to not feel so anxious. But with the advancement of medical marijuana, hopefully there will be more condition-specific strains available for every one.
For years, alcohol and marijuana have gone hand in hand, mostly based on the fact that they both faced prohibition at one point or another. Alcohol has been shown to cause liver damage, brain damage, sleep issues, cancer, and multiple other issues. But while the effects of alcohol can be serious, it is still sold almost everywhere. It doesn’t really hold any medical value and stands as a “this is fun but you will probably hate yourself in the morning” kind of substance.
How To Get Stuck Kief Out Of A Grinder
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, January, 16th 2015 by THCFinder
If you use a grinder, you know how frustrating it is to see a ton of kief stuck in the cracks, crevices, and the screen. If you’re like me, you really want to smoke that, right? But while scraping the grinder with a knife or something doesn’t always work the best, what’s a stoner to do? There are two easy ways to get the kief out of your grinder, no matter how stuck it is.
The first method would be to stick your grinder in the freezer. When trichomes get cold, they get brittle. By getting the grinder nice and cold, the trichomes will break off of the metal and gather in the kief chamber (if you have one). The longer that you leave the grinder in the freezer, the better chance you have of getting more trichomes. If the kief is still stuck in some hard to reach places, a small, brittle paintbrush will do the trick!
Another way is to take the grinder apart and put it in a jar full of ISO alcohol. Swish the pieces around carefully in the jar and let them sit for a bit. The kief in the grinder will be removed by the alcohol. Once you have let it sit for a bit, you can take the alcohol and pour it in to a Pyrex dish. Let the alcohol evaporate in the dish until all that’s left is the kief from the grinder. Scrape it up and you can top a bowl off with it or just smoke it straight. Just be sure that you let the alcohol evaporate fully before smoking!
Gathering kief like this will definitely yield the desired result. Even if you only get enough to top a bowl, the potency of the kief is sure to make you high as a kite. If you want, you can always store this product for later use, or a dry spell. Most people tend to smoke it right away, after doing the amount of work required to get the concentrate. Enjoy your clean grinder and your kief!
Iowa Wants To Get Marijuana Oil Reclassified
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, January, 16th 2015 by THCFinder
For parents of children that suffer from epilepsy, marijuana oil is something that they have been searching for. When they see doctors scratching their heads in order to find a solution to the seizures that plague their kids. More and more states are becoming accepting of the medical marijuana oil, especially to treat epileptic seizures. The Iowa Pharmacy Board recommended on Monday that marijuana oil be reclassified, making it easier for the treatment of the disorder, but not other forms of the plant.
In 2010, the board labeled the plant as a schedule 1 substance. Medical marijuana advocates have been asking for reclassification since then. They finally got their wish when the board said that legislators should reschedule the marijuana oil, in order to make it more obtainable for patients that need it. The oil doesn’t contain much THC, which is the component of marijuana that makes the user high. The Chairman of the Board, Edward Maier, noted that the new proposal might leave Iowa with an odd situation. Different parts of the state law say that the plant is a Schedule 1 while others will say it is a Schedule 2.
Limited recommendation on the marijuana extract would help to make Iowa code conform to a state law that was passed earlier this spring. The law is supposed to legalize the possession of the extract by those who are using it to treat epilepsy. But even if the plant’s extract is reclassified, pharmacies might not be selling it because federal law states that it is still illegal. The board also recommended that legislators remove wording from the state code that implies that Iowa may implement a medical marijuana program. As of right now, the state doesn’t think that they are equipped to undertake such a task.
Even though this is a step in the right direction for the families that need this life saving medicine, it still has flaws. Since most states that produce the oil won’t ship in bulk orders to those that are out of state, there are worries that people won’t be able to get their hands on the medicine anyway. And since the possession of the actual plant is still illegal, residents of Iowa won’t be able to grow their own. The law needs work, as does most of the legislature involving marijuana.
Internet's First Sale Was A Bag Of Marijuana
Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, January, 15th 2015 by THCFinder
Every day, there are thousands of items that are sold over the internet. With such a large reach, the web is a great place to make money selling off old toys, electronics, and other items that people just want to ditch! One thing that doesn’t usually make it to the internet selling market is drugs. While Silk Road did a great job of facilitating the illegal drug trade online, they are no more. Nor have they been around since the dawn of the web. But recently, The Guardian did a little bit of marijuana history that showed that the first ever internet transaction was most likely a bag of bud.
In the early 70s, when the internet was first starting to take hold in modern society, a few smart college student from Stanford and MIT pushed the first internet sale through. The product? A big old bag of marijuana. According to the internet history book titled “What Dormouse Said”, the students used something called “Arpanet” to make the first transaction.
“In 1971 or 1972, Stanford students using Arpanet accounts at Stanford University’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory engaged in a commercial transaction with their counterparts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before Amazon, before eBay, the seminal act of e-commerce was drug deal. The students used the network to quietly arrange the sale of an undetermined amount of marijuana.”
Since technology has exploded and everyone and their mother has a smartphone, it’s far easier to obtain cannabis in the states of Massachusetts and California, as well as most other states in the US. Massachusetts is following California’s lead and implementing a medical marijuana program, beginning this year. It’s just funny to think that all of the technology that surrounds eBay, Amazon, and Craigslist started with a bag of Mary Jane.
Fruity Pebbles - Hybrid
Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, January, 15th 2015 by THCFinder
A fluffy light green strain covered in crystals and plenty of orange trichomes. Lightly fruity tasting, this strain provides a nice hybrid high.
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