New Michigan Marijuana Rules Being Debated Today
Category: News | Posted on Wed, October, 1st 2014 by THCFinder
A proposed set of rules altering the nature of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program (MMMP) will be considered by a Joint Committee today in Lansing.
The rules met stiff resistance from medical marijuana community members during a hearing on the proposed changes earlier this year. Members of Americans for Safe Access- Michigan, Cannabis Patients United, Michigan Moms United, The Michigan Cannabis Cancer Project, The Human Solution and others raised concerns regarding the proposed fee changes- and a first-in-the-nation all electronic registration process.
Current fees to enroll in the MMMP are $100 for two years and $25 for two years for people receiving federal assistance under the SSI program. The proposal would change the fee to $65 for two years for everyone, eliminating the discount for those financially disadvantaged ill and injured Michigan residents.
Also proposed: eliminating all paper records and creating an all-electronic database. All supporting documents- driver’s license, medical records- would have to be scanned into a computer and then transferred to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), the branch of government charged with the administration of the MMMP. Currently those records are photocopied and sent in via traditional mail delivery.
Activists complained that the most rural and most impoverished of the MMMP participants would find this standard a hardship. Others pointed out that LARA and their predecessor in controlling the MMMP, the Department of Community Health, had never competently managed to administer the issuance of cards and the conducting of background checks while using paper records. To entrust a totally new system to the people that couldn’t manage a paper records system that the state has been using for years seemed overly optimistic to the hearing participants.
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, October, 1st 2014 by THCFinder
Have you ever tried eating your marijuana rather than smoking it? By this point, the answer is probably yes. Majority of stoners have tried pot brownies at least once in their lives or perhaps some other type of medicated treat. And up until recently, there was really no reports of people freaking out and doing unsafe things after ingesting edibles. But since the legalization in Colorado and Washington, there seems to be more and more confusion surrounding these THC infused goodies.
First off, the argument that edibles are geared towards children is completely ridiculous. Recently, I posted to my Instagram that the fact that candy cigarettes are still sold in stores as well as the fact that Four Loko cans (the same ones that had to be recalled and rereleased because people were dying from caffeine ODs) strongly resemble Arizona Iced Tea cans. Additionally, companies like Kellogg's and Viacom have been threatening with lawsuits because their packaging entices children to eat unhealthy foods, which has caused a spike in childhood obesity. If parents want to complain about bad products being geared towards children, perhaps they should first look at what's on the grocery store shelves because it's certainly not edibles that are the problem... That box of high fructose, sugar saturated trash on the shelf at Stop And Shop is.
When a young teen jumped to his death from a hotel balcony in Colorado after allegedly eating too many edibles, people reeled. According to the coroner, Levy Thamba, age 19, was "intoxicated with marijuana" at the time of death. For spring break, Thamba and three friends went to Denver to hang out and ended up getting their hands on some edibles. After ingesting the cookies, the friends claim that Thamba started acting differently, tearing things off of the walls of their hotel room and speaking erratically. The investigation report states that the friends calmed the boy down temporarily and left him alone in his room to chill out. But as soon as the friends turned their backs, Thamba jumped up out of bed, ran to the hotel balcony, and threw himself over the railing from the fourth floor. Even now, it is hard to find the solid findings of the case, as the last update in the Denver Post states that "it remains unclear how many cookies Thamba ate or how much time had passed since he ingested them". Although some people speculate that cannabis can cause people to have psychotic episodes if predisposed to such incidents, new studies released say that it's possible that people with mental health issues are drawn to cannabis because it reverses the imbalance in their brains, rather than enhances it.
Edibles are not bad. What is bad is the fact that people feel compelled to blame a brownie for their own mistakes. Colorado has placed a billboard up, which reads "Don't let a candy bar ruin your vacation. With edibles, start low and go slow" which enforces the idea that it's not the food that's bad but the people ingesting it. Much like the incidents with the alcoholic beverage Four Loko, the issue isn't the product but those using it. Some people just do not know their limits and find it silly to try to moderate, whether they think they're tough or trying to impress someone. Edibles are a very important part of the cannabis community, especially for those patients who are not able to smoke. By labeling edibles as "super dangerous" and turning them in to a negative thing, organizations, police, doctors, and the government are just undermining the hard work that the cannabis community has put in to making the industry a positive movement.
Super Sour Diesel (Sativa)
Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, September, 30th 2014 by THCFinder
A sativa-dominant hybrid, Super Sour Diesel has a candy-like smell and a very distinct taste. Great for energy and focus, and works well in the daytime when you have to get things done.
Canna-Banna Cream Pie Recipe
Category: Recipes | Posted on Tue, September, 30th 2014 by THCFinder
Before starting this delectable dish, be sure that you have the properly made cannabis milk on hand. You'll need it to make this amazing medicated banana cream pie. Whether you want to make it just for yourself or to share with others (Thanksgiving is coming and you could probably share this with some of your good friends), this pie will surely be a hit. Be sure to follow the directions and get ready to have the best pie of your life!
What You'll Need;
3 cups cannamilk
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
4 large bananas
Large tupperware container
2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp cornstarch
1 cup whipped cream
Grab your sugar, salt, cannamilk, and cornstarch in to a large saucepan and stir it until it's smooth. Put the pan over medium heat and stir constantly. Don't let the mixture boil, as you'll lose some of the THC that you're hoping to contain in the pie. You'll notice that the mixture begins to thicken. Once this happens, reduce the heat to low and leave on the burner for an extra two minutes. Then, remove the pan from heat.
In a smaller bowl, beat the eggs and ad in 1/2 of a cup of the cannamilk substance and stir together. Put the newly made mixture in to the pan with the remaining cannabis milk mix and increase the heat, stirring constantly and bringing the mix to a very low boil (as in you should see a few bubbles... Not overflowing). Take the saucepan off of the heat once you begin to see the bubbles and add in the vanilla extract and butter. Mix together well. Then, pour half the contents of the pan in to the tupperware and put it in the fridge for an hour.
Upon taking the mix out of the fridge, you should now spread half of the chilled filling in to a 9-inch pastry shell. Slice up your bananas and lay them down on top of the filling, making sure that you cover the entire surface. Then, top the bananas with the rest of the filling. Top the pie with whipped cream and refrigerate for at least 8 hours before handing out the pieces. Enjoy your pie and as always, medicate safely!
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