Effort Launched In Maryland To Legalize Marijuana
Category: Legalization | Posted on Fri, January, 17th 2014 by THCFinder
Advocates of a proposal to legalize recreational cannabis launched their effort today in Maryland, calling cannabis prohibition an utter failure, and noting that the public’s support for the issue is growing rapidly.
“Continuation of the current policy is continuation of failure,” said Senator Jamie Raskin, a constitutional law professor and one of the sponsors of the new proposal. “It’s part of a conversation that is taking place across the country and across the world.”
Advocates have formed a new group, called the Marijuana Policy Coalition of Maryland, which includes advocates groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union, and lawmakers such as Delegate Sheila Hixson, Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee.
The proposal has been drafted, but has not yet been officially introduced in the state’s legislature. According to advocates, the measure will legalize the possession and personal cultivation of cannabis for those 21 and older, and will established state-licensed retail outlets to distribute cannabis.
A poll released in November by Goucher College found that 51% of those in Maryland support legalizing recreational cannabis, with just 41% opposed.
Read more: http://www.theweedblog.com
Medicated Angel Food Cake
Category: Recipes | Posted on Fri, January, 17th 2014 by THCFinder
Angel food cake is absolutely delicious and as a stoner, you know that everything is better when it's medicated. This recipe will allow you to make an amazing angel food cake with some extra special ingredients! You will need cannabis flour for this recipe so be sure that you have some handy before starting this recipe!
What You'll Need;
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1.5 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup cannabis flour
1.5 cups powdered sugar
1.5 tsp. vanilla extract
12 egg whites
1 cup cane sugar
1/4 tsp. table salt
First, as always, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium sized mixing bowl, mix together the cannabis flour and the powdered sugar and put to the side. Then, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until the substance becomes frothy and well mixed. Slowly add in the cane sugar, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Then, proceed to add in the salt, continuously mixing. After all ingredients have been added, mix for another ten or so minutes. Take the cannabis flour/sugar mixture and slowly pour it in to the cane sugar mix. It's very important to add in the cane sugar mix 1/4 cup at a time and do not add the next 1/4 cup until the previous one has been mixed in well. Once everything has been well mixed, pour it in to an un-greased tube pan and put in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven once the cake is done and immediately place the pan upside down over a metal or glass cup, so that the inside circle on the pan rests on the cup. Leave the cake hanging upside down for about two hours and then proceed to cut away the side and serve. Enjoy your medicated angel food cake and remember to always medicate safely!
King Berry Kush - Hybrid
Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, January, 16th 2014 by THCFinder
Florida Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana For Child Seizures
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, January, 16th 2014 by THCFinder
Florida may soon become the latest state to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana. Advocates there are gathering signatures to put a medical marijuana referendum on the fall ballot.
But Florida's Legislature may act sooner to allow residents access to a particular type of marijuana. Advocates say the strain called Charlotte's Web offers hope to children with severe seizure disorders.
Paige Figi is a Colorado mom whose young daughter Charlotte suffers from Dravet syndrome. It's a debilitating genetic disease that left the little girl unable to walk, talk or eat. Figi says an oil extracted from a particular strain of marijuana has helped save her daughter's life.
"Charlotte is doing great," says Figi, who was in Tallahassee, Fla., to testify at a legislative hearing. "She's two years in to treatment. I would have brought her here, but she can't leave Colorado."
That's because the marijuana extract her daughter depends on can't legally be transported across state lines.
It's from a variety of marijuana with very little tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the primary component that produces the high. Instead, the strain has very high amounts of another compound — cannabidiol, or CBD.
A few years ago, Figi told legislators, her daughter was having 300 seizures a week. After trying every drug and therapy she and her husband could think of, they started Charlotte on a marijuana extract that contained high amounts of CBD. She takes just a few milligrams of the oil each day in her food.
The results have been dramatic, Figi says. "She's 99 percent — almost 100 percent — seizure-free," she adds. "She has about one or two seizures a month now, [down] from 1,200."
But the marijuana extract isn't a cure. Charlotte and others with Dravet have a genetic disease they'll have forever. Figi says her daughter will never drive a car, marry or live independently.
But Charlotte used to have to rely on a feeding tube, Figi says, and now can eat and drink on her own. She has friends and a vastly improved quality of life.
Read more: http://www.npr.org
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