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Lambs Bread (Hybrid)

Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, January, 23rd 2015 by THCFinder

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Lambs Bread - Hybrid

A really bright green and sticky Sativa strain. Upon first look you will know that there is something special about this herb. The effects have been known to give mass amounts of energy and positive introspection. Stress subsides quickly from the LB stone and can ease depression. The origins of this plant comes from Jamaica and it has been reported that even Bob Marley himself has encountered this wonderful slice of cannabis genealogy.


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Colorado Funds Study For Marijuana For PTSD

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, January, 23rd 2015 by THCFinder
co-funds-study-for-mj-ptsdFinally, the veterans are beginning to see some green in their future. The state of Colorado recently awarded a $2 million grant that will go towards the research of marijuana on treating PTSD. The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment decided on December 17th that they would give out $7.6 million for eight different medical marijuana studies, including one on veterans with combat related PTSD, sponsored by the California based nonprofit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.
 
 
This research was federally approved last March from Health and Human Services and was supposed to undergo at the University of Arizona but in July, the university fired the primary researcher, Dr. Sue Sisley. Now, the Colorado grant will help to support research involving 76 veterans at two sites. One will be in Arizona, under the supervision of Dr. Sisley and another at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland under director Ryan Vandrey. Marcel Bonn-Miller with the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Dr. Paula Riggs from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will oversee the coordination and scientific integrity of the study.
 
 
“As the very first public funding that MAPS has ever received in our 28.5 year history, the award clearly shows that attitudes are improving about the research in to therapeutic benefits of Schedule 1 drugs,” says MAPS founder and director, Rick Doblin. He also called the award a “big step forward for cannabis science and medicine”. Seeing as how the only treatments for PTSD sufferers is heavy sedation and anxiety medicine, using a more natural and effective treatment will hopefully help these patients deal with what they’re suffering from and to help wean them from more harmful treatments. 
 
 
The study will divide the PTSD patients in to groups and give them up to two joints a day, totaling at less than a gram, to be smoked or vaped. Each participant will then submit to a weekly study that include observations and to confirm that the protocols are being followed.

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Mr. Nice (Hybrid)

Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, January, 22nd 2015 by THCFinder

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Mr. Nice - Hybrid

Mr. Nice is a cross between the legendary G13 strain and the Hash Plant. Previously unavailable since the '80s, Sensi Seed Bank has put this hybrid on the market again. He is named in honor of Howard Marks, the Oxford graduate who became one of the biggest Marijuana smugglers of our time. After his time in federal prison Howard released his autobiography entitled "Mr. Nice."


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More Teens In Florida Smoking Weed

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, January, 22nd 2015 by THCFinder
teen-florida-weed-smokingLast Monday, a story hit the Palm Beach Post’s pages, in which the director of the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition credited his own organization for a small drop in the county’s teen alcohol use rates in a recent survey. Director Jeff Kadel wasn’t just there to pat himself on the back however and went on to say that the teen marijuana use in PCB between 2012 and 2014 (an increase of 1.4%) was a direct result of the campaigning last year to push forward a statewide referendum that would legalize medical marijuana. But while the referendum failed last November, Kadel is convinced that the marijuana use has increased because of the campaign. 
 
 
“All of a sudden, the legalization issue came out, giving teens the idea that marijuana has medicinal value,” Kadel told The Post’s Lulu Ramadan. “It reduced the perception of harm.” But with such harsh claims against the campaign in Florida, the Director had no evidence to back up his claims. In fact, teen use of marijuana has gone down in states like Colorado and Washington, leading most to believe the complete opposite of what Kadel is saying. 
 
 
What is most likely contributing to the teen’s increased use of marijuana is the explosion of popularity of the plant in pop culture. Most celebrities are smoking weed, singing about weed, making movies featuring weed. Teens are impressionable by the media and if anything is to be blamed, it would be pop culture. By legalizing the plant and implementing educational programs to teach people how to properly handle the plant and how to use it, the amount of teen use would probably decrease. But as always, the forbidden is more appealing especially in the eyes of teenage kids that are hellbent on pissing off their parents. 
 
 
Ben Pollera, the campaign manager for United For Care, which pushed for the passing of the medical marijuana referendum, stated, “There’s no evidence to back what Kadel is saying. Most of the ads we’re addressing were those attacking our campaign.” United For Care spent more than $2 million in advertising for the referendum in 2014, the Post reported. 

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What's packed in yours today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, January, 22nd 2015 by THCFinder

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San Diego Approves Medical Marijuana Dispensary License Fees

Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Thu, January, 22nd 2015 by THCFinder
san-diego-mmj-fees-for-a-licenseThe medical marijuana industry in California has long operated in a Wild West fashion. There are not solid state rules and regulations in place, and cities and counties either have their own rules, or no rules at all. Throw in a lot of conflicting case law and federal raids, and you can see why there has been a lot of chaos in the industry in California. San Diego has been particularly contentious during the last five years. Fortunately, there is now a licensing system in place, at least at the city level. Per KPBS:
 
The San Diego City Council voted 8-1 Tuesday in favor of a package of amendments to medical marijuana regulations that, among other things, establishes a minimum fee of nearly $1,100 for annual operating permits.
 
The amendments pertain to an ordinance that sets the terms under which dispensaries will conduct their business. The operating regulations differ from land-use restrictions, which determine the allowable locations for pot shops.
 
“I anticipate there will be more discussion and more changes down the road as San Diego experiences these operations actually open legally,” Councilwoman Marti Emerald said.
 
Among other things, the City Council wants the annual permit fee to equal the cost of inspections and other expenses needed to regulate the dispensaries. The city’s projected costs include the use of police officers to make background checks, fire personnel, zoning investigators, planners and City Treasury employees.
 
It will be interesting to see how dispensaries in San Diego react to the new rules and fee. A lot of them have operated for a long time with while paying no fees and didn’t have to follow any guidelines or rules for the most part. Hopefully this becomes an opportunity for the City of San Diego and the medical marijuana industry to get on the same page. Although, I’m worried about the Councilwoman’s statement above that there will be ‘more changes down the road.’ That doesn’t always mean good changes for the industry side.
 

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