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Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, April, 2nd 2014 by THCFinder

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Pot And Privacy

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, April, 2nd 2014 by THCFinder
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If you think that you're not being monitored by some nerdy dude in a dark room somewhere, you're wrong. Everything you do on your phones and computer is tracked, not to mention your medical records are on file in how many computer systems? Patients that are using medical marijuana (as well as those who are using recreational) have great concerns for their privacy and who knows that they're using marijuana to combat illness. Being kept on file can be very scary for some people and thankfully, the recreational shops in Colorado are doing what they can to provide recreational users with some privacy and hopefully medical shops will follow suit.
 
The amendment that Colorado passed doesn't require that records be kept on those that purchase recreational marijuana. You simply walk in to the store, flash your ID (which I'm sure goes under very intense scrutiny to make sure that you are who the ID says you are, as well as the realness of the ID itself), and you can have your pick from the many strains that this shops carry. While the shops aren't required to take down information, some have implemented rewards programs for what Brooke Gehring of Bud Med says is a way to "show the success of the business". Which definitely makes a lot of sense! By instilling a rewards program, the shops can gain regular customers as well as offer promotional deals to those who return.
 
Since the law in Colorado was written to strongly resemble the rules set forth to govern alcohol, the stores are not required to get any additional information from their customers other than the government issued ID. However, customers must be aware of the presence of cameras in these shops (cameras are MANDATORY which means every shop will have them somewhere), where the images of customer faces are captured and can be looked at by the enforcement agents hired by the state up to 40 days after you visit the shop. Treating marijuana like alcohol in the recreational aspect is an extremely good idea that not only maintains the privacy of people buying but promotes that the employees pay much closer attention to their customers, much like the role of a bartender in a bar. Keep an eye out for sketchy behavior, know what a fake ID or passport looks like, and always stay alert.
 
In such a new industry, the laws and rules aren't going to be perfect the first time around. There is a lot of work to be done in order to get the programs perfect and only time will show us where the cannabis industry will go from here. Medical patients deserve privacy like recreational users too. Even though some stoners don't really care who knows that they're smoking, there are others who just want to get stoned in peace. We can only wait to see where things go from here!

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Keep the Stress away

Category: Fun | Posted on Wed, April, 2nd 2014 by THCFinder

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Higher Potency Marijuana Doesn't Predict Dependence

Category: News | Posted on Wed, April, 2nd 2014 by THCFinder
higher-dependency-weedResearchers in the Netherlands have concluded that the THC potency of marijuana used by consumers does not reliably predict their risk for marijuana dependence.  The amount of THC consumed, whether from low-potency or high-potency sources, also did not tend to indicate a person’s chance of marijuana dependence.
 
Peggy van der Pol, a doctoral candidate at the Trimbos Institute of the Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction and her team decided to investigate the commonly held belief that marijuana smokers who use higher potency varieties will adjust their smoking pattern to use less marijuana.
 
The researchers looked at 98 young adults referred from coffee houses who all smoked marijuana at least three times per week.  They were interviewed eighteen months later, and again in another eighteen months, as the participants were asked to smoke a joint.  The team documented the time and length of their smoking behaviors and analyzed the potency and amount of marijuana smoked
 
While they did find that the tokers using stronger varieties did inhale less smoke and smoke slower than the tokers using weaker varieties, that did not fully moderate for the increased THC potency.  “So users of more potent cannabis,” van der Pol explained, “are generally exposed to more THC.”
 
But, surprisingly, the team found that exposure to more THC by itself didn’t reliably predict people’s dependence on marijuana.  It was more the way the consumers toked that determined who would match dependence criteria.  Those who smoked more of the joint and smoked it faster, regardless of potency, were more likely to exhibit signs of dependence.
 
There is still much research to be done.  This study covered mostly young males and the joints they were using, as the Europeans do, contained tobacco as well.  Much of the participants’ marijuana use was self-reported with no way to verify it over the three-year follow-up.  There was no way to measure the effect of sharing joints with others affects the participants’ rolling of a “typical” joint.
 

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Purple Punch Weed

Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, April, 2nd 2014 by THCFinder

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The Happiest Cities In The World

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, April, 2nd 2014 by THCFinder
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Where you live can greatly effect how you feel about life. Living somewhere that bums you out will only fester negative energy, turning you in to a bitter person. So what better way to fix that issue then to find a happy place to live, where the people are friendly and always in a good mood. Stoners especially tend to gravitate towards these happy cities, which shows in the Gallup poll that was recently released focusing on the well being of the American citizen.
 
With over 178,000 people interviewed on everything from emotional health to how their workplace functioned to the amount of bike lanes in their town, weed friendly communities have permeated the list of the happiest places on earth, showing that not only does weed seem to improve just stoners but life overall for entire cities (Unless everyone in these places is smoking... Which is far more likely than one would think, am I right?). The poll also included things like the availability of farmer's markets and local events such as fairs. Both California and Colorado made it on to the list... Three times each!
 
Colorado cities took up the second, third, and eighteenth spot on the list of the Top 20 Happiest Cities. Boulder placed second, Fort Collins/Loveland took third, and Denver took eighteenth. California didn't even compare to the Rocky Mountain State, with San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara coming in for fifth place, San Luis Obispo/Paso Robles in eighth places, and the San Francisco/Oakland/Fremont areas making the number nine spot in the list. Washington made the list once as well but placed number twelve with Bellingham.
 
The more places allow the use of marijuana, the more I believe we will begin to see the overall mood of the citizens greatly improve. While some people still stick to the idea that marijuana is dangerous and only leads to negative things, studies being done are showing the complete opposite. Expect that the revision of this list will include more cities from other medical/legal states, especially Washington, which will allow the recreational use of cannabis this year.

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