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Iowans Strongly Support Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, March, 17th 2014 by THCFinder
support-mmj-iowansCEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Iowans overwhelmingly support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana for medical use, according to poll results released this morning.
 
By an 87 to 17 percent majority with the support of 68 percent or more of every party, gender and age groups, Iowans support legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes, Quinnipiac University Poll found.
 
That level of support is comparable to other states, according to Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
 
“Iowans overwhelmingly think marijuana should be legal for medical purposes, but most voters oppose legalizing personal recreational use,” Brown said. On the other hand, “Opposition to personal marijuana is higher in Iowa than in any state we’ve surveyed so far on this subject.”
 
Despite that level of support, efforts in the Iowa Legislature to legalize medicinal marijuana have failed to gain broad support this year.
 
Both Republican and Democratic legislative leaders say there is more interest and discussion about medicinal marijuana, but more education and research is needed before the issue can be considered further.
 
Among those leery of medicinal marijuana is Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican seeking a sixth term.
 
Although he sympathizes with families who say medicinal marijuana would offer them relief from a variety of conditions, Branstad said officials must keep in mind the “unintended consequences” that could lead to abusing the system.
 
“I think we have to be careful about drafting our laws just for a few people that have a particular problem or ailment,” Branstad said.
 
By a 55 to 41 percent margin, Quinnipiac found Iowans oppose allowing marijuana for personal use. Democrats support personal marijuana use 54 to 44 percent and voters 18 to 29 years old support it 62 to 35 percent. Quinnipiac found all other groups are opposed to legalizing recreational use, with men opposed 51 to 45 percent and women opposed 59 to 37 percent.
 

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Vicious OG (Indica)

Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, March, 17th 2014 by THCFinder

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Feds approve University of Arizona study on pot and PTSD

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, March, 17th 2014 by THCFinder
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The federal government has given a green light to a University of Arizona researcher who plans to look at whether marijuana helps veterans with post-traumatic stress, The Los Angeles Times reports.
 
The feds' approval is a major development, given that research into marijuana's potential benefits has been stymied by the government's prohibition of the drug. The Times reports that the move by the government may open the door to additional research into cannabis.
 
"This is a great day," said the Arizona researcher, Suzanne A. Sisley, clinical assistant professor of psychology at the university's medical school, who has been trying to get the green light for her study for three years. "The merits of a rigorous scientific trial have finally trumped politics. 
 
"We never relented," Sisley said. "But most other scientists have chosen not to even apply. The process is so onerous. With the implementation of this study and the data generated, this could lead to other crucial research projects." 
 
Backers of medical marijuana hailed the news as an indication that the government had started coming to terms with one of the more striking paradoxes of federal drug policy: Even as about 1 million Americans are using marijuana legally to treat ailments, scientists have had difficulty getting approval to study how the drug might be employed more effectively. 
 

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Trainwreck - Hybrid

Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, March, 14th 2014 by THCFinder

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Trainwreck - Hybrid

Trainwreck is a sativa-dominant cannabis strain that hits you as hard as a freight train that you don't see coming. Burns quick and produces thick smoke that will almost certainly get you coughing.


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First Marijuana DUI Ad Airs In CO

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, March, 14th 2014 by THCFinder
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Driving and smoking is a hugely controversial issue that many people disagree on, including fellow stoners. While some support it and think that it isn't that dangerous, there are others that think that it's a terrible idea and one should be sober while driving at all times. Especially in Colorado, smoking and drinking is something that is being focused on as one of the main issues with legalizing the plant. Stoners expected a negative outcome when people started advertising against smoking and driving but with the first marijuana DUI ad airing, people are beginning to have faith in the legal cannabis business.
 
The ad starts off with a man installing his brand new flat screen, which he happens to be mounting to the wall. When he finishes, he looks pretty proud of himself, not to mention really really high. Cutting to a shot of his tools, what he used to mount the TV is somewhat questionable. His lady friend puts down a bowl of chips in the background and the man goes over to her, gives her a high five, and begins to dig in to the chips and other assorted snacks that his wife has put out. As he snacks, you can see the TV in the background which then proceeds to tumble off the wall and crash to the floor. Words on the screen read "Installing your TV while high is now legal... But driving while high isn't". The ad goes on to say that driving while stoned is still illegal and then it ends.
 
What's great about this? The fact that there is no brutal accident shown, no false statistic, no bullshit. It's a simple ad, one that actually made me laugh when I first saw it because honestly, it seems like something that would happen to me (Although I can't claim that I'm that handy in the first place). Even though some stoners may agree with the idea of high driving, no one can say that this ad is offensive, rude, or any sort of scare tactic... Except maybe be sure that you don't use fake tools to install a really expensive TV!
 
There's sure to be more ads that are released, warning people of the dangers that some associate with smoking cannabis. Hopefully, they're all as passive as this one and are geared towards a more positive approach, rather then spewing nonsense and scaring people away from a natural medicine. The industry will advance and hopefully, so will the opinions of those who don't believe in the power of cannabis.

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Got Bud?

Category: Fun | Posted on Fri, March, 14th 2014 by THCFinder

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