Marijuana is safer than alcohol
Category: News | Posted on Fri, October, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
Editor's note: Dan Riffle is a former assistant prosecutor and the director of federal policies at the Marijuana Policy Project, the primary financial backer of the 2012 campaign to regulate marijuana in Colorado.
(CNN) -- Anti-marijuana crusaders like Kevin Sabet, while well-intentioned, are promoting policies that lead to more violence and disease in our society. In his recent CNN.com op-ed, Sabet argues we should keep marijuana illegal. But as long as marijuana remains illegal, profits from sales go to criminals and drug cartels, and adults will continue to be punished for using a substance less harmful than currently legal drugs.
Confused? Let's back up. For more than 80 years, our government has spent tens of billions of taxpayer dollars fighting a war against marijuana. We arrest three-quarters of a million adults every year, 87% for simple possession rather than production or sales of marijuana. Courtrooms turn into assembly lines churning out probationers -- mostly minorities -- with convictions that will make it virtually impossible to find employment.
The result? Marijuana is universally available, used by almost half of Americans at some point in their lives, and we've enriched murderous drug cartels fueling violence in Mexico that has claimed more than 60,000 lives.
Of course, we've been down this road before. During alcohol prohibition in the 1930s, federal agents raided speakeasies and busted barrels of illegally produced and imported booze. Meanwhile, bootleggers made money hand over fist, empowering criminals like Al Capone to turn Chicago into an urban war zone. And much like with marijuana today, even under alcohol prohibition most Americans who wanted a drink had no problem finding one.
Today, marijuana prohibition has proven itself just as disastrous a public policy failure as alcohol prohibition before it. Yet despite all the obvious similarities between the two, there's one key difference: Marijuana is dramatically safer than alcohol.
Read more: http://www.cnn.com
Appeal Of The Spliff
Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, October, 24th 2013 by THCFinder
Joints and blunts are quite popular among the stoners these days but there's one more roll that doesn't get a lot of attention. But since there are stoners smoking them, then they should be written about. A spliff is a paper filled with not only bud, but with tobacco for those of you who aren't familiar with them. Since the user can decide on what tobacco they want to use in the spliff, they may not be quite as harmful as cigarettes and some smokers believe that the mix has tranquil effects on the user, strengthening the high.
Some stoners think that even by smoking a cigarette while a bowl or joint is in rotation. Their stand on a spliff would be obvious; the added tobacco is an insult to the marijuana. Because cigarettes themselves have an awful name, these particular potheads don't see any benefit to mixing the two plants. It is also said that some people experience a queasy feeling when mixing tobacco and marijuana together.
Those that do enjoy spliffs have nothing but good things to say about this particular roll. In addition to using less weed than a full joint of marijuana, the tobacco causes a slower burn. Your joints will last a bit longer when mixed with tobacco (They also burn slower if they're covered in kief ;) ). Smokers say that by mixing the two, you can conserve your bud. There's also the idea that tobacco enhances the marijuana high, as said above.
Spliffs, while occasionally popular in America, are primarily a European smoking style, although the actual title of the roll is somewhat debated. On one hand, there are people who claim that a "spliff" is just a large joint, purely made of marijuana. On the other, a spliff is the mixture of tobacco and marijuana. The desirable effect of the spliff is up to the person smoking it
Cloud Vape Girls
Category: Tokers | Posted on Thu, October, 24th 2013 by THCFinder
Washington DC Likely To Approve Marijuana Decriminalization
Category: News | Posted on Thu, October, 24th 2013 by THCFinder
The Washington D.C. City Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety held a public hearing last night on legislation introduced earlier this year by Councilman Tommy Wells. There is another hearing scheduled for today. Media report after media report has shown overwhelming support for the legislation. According to NBC:
“With the majority of the D.C. Council supporting at least decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana, it seems likely that the District’s marijuana laws will change next year…”
The Simple Possession of Small Quantities of Marijuana Decriminalization Act that was introduced by Councilman Tommy Wells would make possession of up to an ounce by those 18 years of age or older a civil violation, punishable by a $100 fine. Under the current law, possession of any amount of marijuana in D.C. is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in jail and/or a maximum $1,000 fine.
This would be a welcomed change for not only Washington D.C. residents, but also American citizens nationwide. If Washington D.C. changes it’s marijuana laws, it’s another clear sign of changing times and sends a signal to states nationwide that it’s time to reform their marijuana laws as well. I felt the same way when Washington D.C. finally implemented it’s medical marijuana law.
Below is a written testimony that NORML submitted, which was very well written and makes outstanding points. How do readers feel about this? Do you live in the D.C. area? If so, how do you feel about it?
Read more: http://www.theweedblog.com
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