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When Will Florida Legalize Recreational Marijuana?

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, August, 13th 2014 by THCFinder
florida-and-recreational-cannabisOn Election Day 2014, Florida voters will get the chance to legalize medical marijuana. Because the initiative is a constitutional amendment, the initiative will need at least 60% of voters to vote ‘yes.’ The battle in Florida has been fierce, with both sides raising millions of dollars. Polls show that the initiative is winning, but polls don’t always translate to reality on Election Day. However, I’m confident that victory will be achieved in Florida in November.
 
With marijuana reform on people’s minds in Florida, a question that I get quite a bit these days is ‘when will Florida legalize recreational marijuana?’ Unlike states like Texas and New York, Florida has an initiative process which boosts the odds of full legalization. States that have to rely solely on their legislatures to approve legalization face a much tougher fight. But just because Florida has an initiative process doesn’t mean it’s a slam dunk that legalization will happen soon.
 
Florida’s initiative process, and what it takes to win on Election Day, is one of the toughest in the nation. In order to qualify an initiative for the upcoming election, organizers have to get enough valid signatures to equal at least 8% of the last Presidential vote in Florida. For the 2014 Election, this worked out to 683,149 signatures. And considering that not every signature is valid, a campaign would have to gather significantly more than that to ensure there are enough to survive the verification process. That’s a ton of signatures. Compare that to my home state of Oregon, which requires less than 90,000.
 
To make matters even tougher in Florida, there are district requirements for where signatures have to be gathered from. For the 2014 election, at least 68,314 valid signatures had to have been gathered from at least 7 different Congressional districts. Compare that to my home state of Oregon, where signatures can be gathered from anywhere in the state. It makes it much tougher to meet initiative qualification requirements. It’s hard to find seven different parts of any state that are sympathetic to a political cause, marijuana or otherwise.
 
But there is good news for Florida. Signature requirements are tough in the state, but the 2014 medical marijuana effort proves that it can be done for marijuana reform. Also, the 2014 medical marijuana campaign has shown that there is significant financial support for a marijuana reform campaign. Last I heard the campaign had raised over five million dollars, which is a very large amount for a campaign.
 
The last poll I saw from Florida showed 55% support for legalization. That’s enough for almost any other state to get funders on board, however, because Florida requires a 60% ‘yes’ vote, it could signal that Florida may have to wait until polling shows even higher support. Due to the signature gathering requirements, polling, and the 60% ‘yes’ vote requirement, I think Florida may not be a sure shot for 2016. 2018 is a mid-term election year, which is hard to get funders and organizations on board with. I think Florida’s best bet for legalization is 2020, but I’m hopeful that federal reform will have been acheived by then, which would make a Florida legalization effort unnecessary. I would LOVE to be wrong about 2016, but I think Florida will have to wait awhile before recreational legalization becomes a reality there.
 

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Super Silver Haze (Sativa)

Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, August, 13th 2014 by THCFinder

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Super Silver Haze - Sativa

Super Silver Haze was the first prize winner at the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1997, 1998 and 1999 and also won awards at the High Times harvest festival. This sticky sativa will leave you with a great energetic body high. Genetics: Skunk x Northern Lights x Haze.


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Five Facts On Marijuana

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, August, 13th 2014 by THCFinder
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New information about the marijuana plant is discovered every day. From it's healing powers in the medical field to it's industrial asset status, marijuana is something that absolutely should not have been kept illegal for so long. Now, we have years of catching up to do in order to put ourselves where we should be. A society that (rather than being full of violence and terrible people) would help each other, assist the earth in sustaining it's beautiful environment, and just be a generally better place. Here's five facts that you may or may not already know about our favorite plant.
 
1. In 1978, medical marijuana cigarettes were dispensed by the federal government to people suffering from rare and deadly disorders. The Compassionate Investigational New Drug program only accepted a mere four members, majority of which have passed away from their afflictions. The program shut down in 1991, leaving the millions of other medically suffering patients to deal with their illness with the "help" of Big Pharma.
 
2. From 1999 to 2006, there were 8 out of 10 states that said with legal medical marijuana, there was a considerable decrease in the amount of teenagers using the plant. This statistic puts to rest the "more young people will smoke if it's legal" myth that anti-potters seem so amped up about.
 
3. Ingesting marijuana through edibles such as cookies, brownies, or teas magnifies the effect of THC because the human liver transforms the Delta-9-THC in to a much more powerful version, Delta-11-THC. This is why eating your marijuana can potentially cause you to pass out or for the user to experience extremely intense psychoactive responses.
 
4. The University of Mississippi grows marijuana for the federal government year round. The amount of weed grown depends on what the government wants but yes, the feds are directly disobeying their own laws and cultivating the plant. The project includes a version of the plant that contains no THC as well, something that could be a huge asset to patients suffering with epilepsy. The University has been growing government weed since 1968.
 
5. The United Kingdom released a cannabinoid based mouth spray called Sativex that helps people with muscle spasms. The spray was released in June of 2010 and is used to treat those with multiple sclerosis. Available through prescription only, Sativex has reached multiple countries since i t's release, showing that it must have some positive effect on the afflictions that it was created to negate.

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Super Lemon Haze - Hybrid

Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, August, 12th 2014 by THCFinder

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Super Lemon Haze - Hybrid

The Super Lemon Haze is a superstar. This strain swept first prize in Amsterdams Cannabis Cup for two consecutive years (2008 and 2009), also taking second in the Sativa Cup in 2009. The popularity of this strain stands on the shoulders of its predecessors. The father, Super Silver Haze, was already famous, taking high accolades and multiple prizes throughout the late 1990s. However, not all children of the famous go on to earn fame in their own right. It takes the right combination, and in this case, that combination involves a Lemon Skunk mother, a selection from a Citral x Skunk cross.


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Colorado Traffic Fatalities At Historic Lows

Category: News | Posted on Tue, August, 12th 2014 by THCFinder
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Among the arguments for keeping weed illegal, there was one that went on about how dangerous drugged drivers are. People were worried about us stoners getting all potted up and driving like the crazy maniacs that marijuana turns us in to... When reality, the only problem with stoned drivers is that they forget that stoplights don't actually turn green and that the drive-thru doesn't stay open until 3am. Stoned drivers are (for the most part) pretty harmless. The main goal of their adventure? Get to where they're going without getting pulled over. Which means that a stoned driver will do whatever they can to avoid police interaction, which also means following all of the traffic laws.
 
Anti-cannabis groups may try to throw weight around with statistics like in 2001, there was a surge in the number of drivers that were found to have smoked weed. They also go on to quote studies that show an increase in the number of drivers testing positive for cannabis that were also involved in fatal accidents. In addition, there was also information released that even before Washington opened the first legal cannabis store that the number of stoned drivers jumped by a third. Don't be scared of these numbers though... The testing process for these drivers only includes marijuana metabolites. That's different than inebriation. Marijuana Metabolites can stay in the human body for days after marijuana's effects wear off. Those same metabolites can stay in the system for weeks, throwing these statistics way off. All these tests mean is that the user has smoked some weed at some point over the last couple of days/weeks.
 
The fatalities in Colorado are lower than the 13-year average and researchers are saying that it's the safest year so far on Colorado highways since 2002. The thought is that drivers are substituting their alcohol for cannabis instead. Since cannabis doesn't have the same blinding effects as alcohol, there aren't as many accidents because there aren't as many people drinking. Hopefully, the number of accidents will continue to decrease, only showing that cannabis isn't contributing to problems but actually solving them.

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Most stolen object in the world = )

Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, August, 12th 2014 by THCFinder

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