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Taste the purple

Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, February, 20th 2014 by THCFinder

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Citizens Initiative Underway To Legalize Cannabis In The European Union

Category: Legalization | Posted on Thu, February, 20th 2014 by THCFinder
eu-cannabisA citizens initiative to legalize cannabis in the European Union is underway, with advocates needing to collect 1 million signatures from 7 member states within a 12 month period.
 
Advocates of the initiative – which was approved by the government in November – officially began their signature gathering campaign this week. If advocates are successful in gathering enough signatures, the measure would be put to a vote next year.
 
According to the group behind the initiative (Weed Like to Talk), it “aims at making the EU [European Union] adopt a common policy on the control and regulation of cannabis production, use and sale.”
 
In addition to legalizing cannabis possession, the proposal would legalize cannabis cultivation, as well as cannabis retail outlets.
 
The effort marks one of the most far-reaching attempts at cannabis law reform in European history.
 

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Yoda OG - (Indica)

Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, February, 20th 2014 by THCFinder

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Yoda OG - Indica

An indica-dominant hybrid. Looks like Yoda in marijuana Form. Like its OG brothers and sisters, this bud contains those beautiful orange strains spouting out of its light green core. It is completely covered in crystals with swollen trichome heads looking to burst.


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The Effects Of Bad BHO

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, February, 20th 2014 by THCFinder
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By now, the majority of the stoner community is familiar with dabbing, the process of inhaling concentrated THC material that can be used as an incredibly powerful and potent medicine. Unfortunately, the process of making this substance can be extremely dangerous for those attempting it that aren't professionals. The end result can also cause problems for those that use the dabs, as the purging process can sometimes be overlooked, leaving large amounts of butane left in the product.
 
First of all, the process of making BHO can be extremely dangerous. The conditions need to be perfect, not in a kitchen, garage, or storage closet in your apartment building. All of the equipment used must be high grade. Skimping on things like tubes can result in breaking glass and explosions, leading to serious injury. If you don't know what you're doing, don't attempt to make BHO. Explosions like this are what is causing such a negative light to be shed on dabs, which are being called the "crack of marijuana".
 
If BHO is not properly purged of the leftover butane, the product can cause extreme headaches. Most people seem to think that this is the worst side effect but others do argue that the inhalation of the excess butane gas is severely harmful to the lungs and throat, causing terrible side effects. There was one report of a young girl that was dabbing when her throat suddenly swelled up, causing her to have trouble breathing. Fortunately, she was rushed to the hospital in time and was treated for chemical epiglottitis , a condition that effects the flap of skin between the esophagus and trachea. This skin flap becomes inflamed when an irritant is introduced, such as certain chemicals or high levels of heat. However, it is not thought that butane was the cause of this but some other irritant in the product of perhaps the inhalation of the heated air.
 
Products like this need to be made well, especially if it's patients that are using the substance for medical reasons. Always be sure to make BHO correctly, in well ventilated areas, and with the proper equipment. If you're going off of a YouTube video, you should probably not try to accomplish this process. Only those that are experienced should be making BHO, just to be on the safe side.

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Humboldt OG Wax

Category: Concentrates | Posted on Wed, February, 19th 2014 by THCFinder

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Cannabis Helps Stop HIV

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, February, 19th 2014 by THCFinder
cannabis-helps-fight-aidsYes you did read the title right. A recent study has found that our beloved cannabis plant has a positive effect on yet another negative affliction. A study done at Louisiana State University had it's results published last week. Published in the AIDS Research and Human Retrovirus journal, the study was conducted over the course of 17 months. Monkeys that were infected with the animal form of HIV were given a daily dose of THC. Over the time period, scientists discovered that the damage to the immune tissue in the stomachs of the primates decreased. Since the stomach is one of the most common areas of the virus to spread in, this discovery is big news. Also found in the study was a higher maintained level of healthy cells in their bodies, as compared to the monkeys that didn't receive the THC treatment.
 
In another study done in 2011 by Molina, infected monkeys were treated with THC and ended up having a higher survival rate than those monkeys that didn't receive the doses. More information regarding studies such as this include a report written in 2012 provided evidence that marijuana-like compounds can fight HIV in late-stage AIDs patients. Add on the fact that an oncologist in the UK found that marijuana can kill cancer cells and the California Pacific Medical Center has conducted research showing that those same compounds can fight other forms of aggressive cancer and you can't deny the fact that it's a miracle plant.
 
THC targets the CB2 receptors in our brains. These receptors manifest in the cells that are connected to our immune systems, which includes both the gastrointestinal tract as well as the spleen. The CB2 receptors are responsible for the anti-inflammatory and pain relieving qualities of cannabis. When cannabis is ingested, something called a "microbial translocation" takes place. When HIV infects a person, it spreads rapidly through the body and kills a good amount of cells in the intestines and stomach. It's this initial attack of the virus that breaks though the cell walls of the intestines and allows the virus to spread in to the bloodstream.
 
If THC is introduced in to the HIV environment, the CB2 receptors in the intestines begin to build new, healthier bacterial cells that begin to prevent the leaking of the cellular wall. Basically building a barrier against the virus' attempt to infiltrate the blood stream, the receptors keep HIV inside of the intestines and out of the bloodstream of the patient. Keeping the virus contained in the intestines would be a huge step in keeping uninfected people from getting infected, putting a stop to the spread of the virus.

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