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Judge nixes medical marijuana users right to grow their own

Category: News | Posted on Fri, November, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
growing-your-own-medicationPHOENIX — Medical marijuana users have no constitutional right to grow their own drug, a trial judge has ruled.
 
Judge Katherine Cooper of Maricopa County Superior Court threw out a challenge by two men to a provision in the 2010 voter-approved Arizona Medical Marijuana Act that says only those living farther than 25 miles from a state-regulated dispensary can cultivate the plants.
 
She said there is no basis for their claim that the provision limits their health-care rights.
 
But Cooper left the door open for the men to raise a separate challenge that the 25-mile rule amounts to a violation of their rights under constitutional provisions guaranteeing everyone equal protection of the law. She said, though, they have yet to make a case for that claim.
 
The 2010 law allows those with a doctor’s recommendation to get a card from the state allowing them to obtain and possess up to 2½ ounces of marijuana every two weeks.
 
That law also envisioned a system of state-regulated dispensaries to sell the drug. But it also says anyone who lives farther than 25 miles from a dispensary could grow up to 12 plants at any one time.
 
Initially, that exemption applied to everyone because it took the state more than a year to license dispensaries. But state Health Director Will Humble said just about all of the approximately 40,000 medical-marijuana cardholders in Arizona now live close enough to a dispensary.
 
The challengers, who had been growing their own, did not want to give up that right.
 
They cited provisions of a 2012 constitutional amendment that says individuals cannot be forced to participate in any health-care system.
 
Attorney Michael Walz said forcing those who are entitled to use medical marijuana to buy their drugs at retail from a dispensary amounts to forcing them to participate in that system.
 
Cooper disagreed.
 
“Dispensaries are not a ‘health-care system,’ ” the judge wrote.
 
She said they do not manage, process, enroll or pay for health-care services for qualifying patients.
 

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White Fire OG - Indica

Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, November, 14th 2013 by THCFinder

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White Fire OG - Indica

Widely regarded as the most potent of the OG strains, Fire OG Kush delivers some of the most frosted buds known to the medical marijuana community. Pristinely crossed with the original OG Kush strain and the F2 hybrid, San Fernando Valley OG Kush, Raskals OG has truly gifted the MMJ industry with one of the best medicinal strains around. These buds look like snow-covered mountains with dancing flames of wildfire sparsely strewn about the foliage.


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Hot Water Vs Cold Water In Bongs

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, November, 14th 2013 by THCFinder
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Bong water is purely something that is up to the users preference. However, some people find that it's more soothing to use hot water as compared to cold/room temp water. At the same time, using hot or warm water may cause an argument since there is the idea that adding ice to a bong causes lung problems. There are definitely differences in the kinds of water you decide to use.
 
Warm water tends to be soothing to people that are sensitive to the smoke or those with a cold. Those who use warm water use say that it also might give the user a better high, although that's slightly debatable. Since THCA becomes THC when lit with a lighter or wick, adding more heat could arguably dissipate some of the THC. Also, like mentioned above, adding that water vapor to the smoke could actually be harmful to the lungs, much like that of the ice theory. But if you've got a cold with  sore throat or a cough, warmer water is definitely better than cold water.
 
Cold water gives the weed a seriously crisp taste. This is the best if you're really trying to taste what you're smoking. Although colder water is much harder on the throat and lungs, some people genuinely prefer the hit of ice cold smoke. Adding ice has it's downsides, however, as the ice melts, the water must be continuously emptied. There also seems to be more reports of hard water stains on pieces when cold water or ice water is used, making cleaning a priority.
 
As stated in the Ice In The Bong article that was posted, there is very little scientific evidence to support that ice or hot water will effect the lungs negatively. Since everyone's body is different, it all depends on the person. But if possible, it would be smart to talk to your doctor about the effects of the water vapor in the lungs.

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I would Share my Weed but...

Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, November, 14th 2013 by THCFinder

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Would You Purchase Medical Marijuana From A Pharmacy?

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, November, 14th 2013 by THCFinder
mmj-from-pharmaciesThe medical marijuana community traditionally has been skeptical of the pharmaceutical industry. After all, many patients are quick to point out the benefits of using medical marijuana versus pharmaceutical drugs. Pharmaceutical drugs are often highly addictive, expensive, don’t always work, and can wreak havoc on a patient’s body. Compare that to marijuana, which has virtually no side effects, and is a much safer alternative.
 
Under Michigan Senate Bill 660, Michigan medical marijuana patients would eventually be able to purchase medical marijuana products from pharmacies. Michigan’s Senate approved the bill Wednesday. The bill would not replace the current system in Michigan – it would operate alongside the current system.
 
If the Senate bill is eventually passed in the Michigan House and signed by the Governor, it still wouldn’t be implemented until the federal government reclassifies marijuana. Below is more about the Senate Bill via MLive.Com:
 
Under the proposal, the Michigan Department of Community Health would be tasked with licensing, registering and inspecting specialized marijuana manufacturing facilities. Those wishing to distribute would have to obtain a license from the Michigan Board of Pharmacy, as already required for other controlled substances.
 
Former state House Speaker Chuck Perricone, now working for Prairie Plant Systems Inc. of Canada, testified in support of the bill during a committee hearing last week. The bio-pharmaceutical company has been Canada’s primary medical marijuana provider for more than a decade and already owns an underground facility in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
 
Would you purchase marijuana from a pharmacy? I personally would prefer homegrown flower over any pharmaceutical product, marijuana or otherwise.
 

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Purple Kona Kush Flowering

Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, November, 14th 2013 by THCFinder

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