Police; The Moral Divide
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, October, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
People are always saying that the cops are the problem and that we should hate them and what not. It is true that they are the ones who arrest us for smoking a plant. But what if the cop arresting you is suffering an extreme mental battle about whether or not to actually cuff you. Some people don't believe that there are any good cops any more but I promise you, there are.
Take for example, the awesome cops in Seattle that handed out bags of Doritos at Hempfest this year. This was a huge deal and the bags of Doritos are being sold on eBay for ridiculous amounts of money. These police officers have accepted that leaflets and the like are not the way to a stoner's head... Food is. The police in Seattle made sure to add a little bit of good advice on the bags, which were printed with slogans saying "Don't drive high". Much respect to the force in Seattle. Thank you for the Doritos!
As a police officer, they're required to enforce the law. Can you imagine if your job was to arrest stoners when you secretly wanted to be one? It's a terrible predicament and I don't envy those that suffer from it. I understand that it's their choice because they choose that career but maybe that had a different reason for joining the force. Military members, people who have lost family on the police force, or just every day kids end up being police. It's hard to imagine how awful some cops must feel when they arrest some eighteen year old punk because he had a gram. A lot of times, however, if you respect the police when dealing with them, chances are they're going to be a little nicer to you, even if they're not a secret stoner cop.
In my personal life, all of my immediate family is involved in either law or the military. I may be a bit of a black sheep. After spending two or three years trying to convince my law enforcing parents of the benefits of cannabis, they're finally starting to see my point. When talking to my dad, he says that he would rather deal with a pothead before a drunk and that he is definitely not against the legalization of pot. Even my mom, who can be pretty stubborn, has begun to acknowledge that the plant isn't doing any harm and that perhaps law enforcement should lay off the weed for a while.
It's sad to see people rip on police. They're doing their job, just like the growers are doing theirs. I realize that there are cops that are total jerks and would love nothing more than to stick you in handcuffs and throw you in the paddy wagon. But before you trash talk cops, you have to recognize that there are police who support us. I've dealt with not only a police officer father, but I have been in some extremely scary situations where there was a lot of weed in plain sight of police in my apartment. I've had run ins with getting pulled over by state troopers and they've blatantly stated that my car smelled like pot and not only did I manage to avoid getting searched, but the officer let me go without a ticket. Next time, before you say "F*ck the police", think of the good cops. They exist.
Poll Finds Texans Ready To Legalize Marijuana
Category: Legalization | Posted on Wed, October, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
Voters in Texas are among the latest to hop on board the marijuana legalization bandwagon, according to a poll released this week. The Public Policy Polling survey had support for marijuana legalization at 58%, support for medical marijuana at 58%, and support for decriminalizing small-time possession at 61%.
The poll was commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project. The survey of 860 randomly selected Texas voters was conducted September 27-29 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3%.
“Marijuana prohibition has been just as big a failure as alcohol prohibition,” said MPP executive director Rob Kampia, a part-time Austin resident. “Most Texans agree that marijuana sales should be conducted by legitimate businesses instead of drug cartels in the underground market.”
The poll’s legalization question — “Would you support or oppose changing Texas law to regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol, where stores would be licensed to sell marijuana to adults 21 and older?” — was the only question that allowed respondents to qualify their support as “strongly support” or “somewhat support.” Some 41% strongly supported legalization, with another 17% somewhat supporting it.
Unusually, support for legalization was stronger among women (59%) than among men (56%). Also going against the grain, support was stronger among blacks (61%) and Latinos (60%) than Anglos (56%). In most polls across the country, men and whites are more likely to support legalization than women, blacks, or Latinos.
By political affiliation, legalization won strong majority support among Democrats (70%) and independents (57%), while even nearly half of Republicans (48%) also favored it. Legalization also won majority support across all age groups, with even those 65 and older coming in at 52%.
The poll also found that 61% of state voters support removing criminal penalties for possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and replacing them with a civil offense punishable by a fine of up to $100 with no possibility of jail time. Only 30% said they were opposed to that. Under current Texas law, it is a criminal offense for a person to possess a small amount of marijuana, and he or she can be sentenced to up to a year in jail and fined up to $2,000.
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Ogre OG Weed
Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, October, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
Strain Review; Trainwreck
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, October, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
The name really says it all. This strain will knock you on your ass after you cough up both of your lungs. You'll be stoned within the first few seconds of that first hit and is a strain that you can smoke whenever you feel like. It's an enjoyable high that will allow you to be productive and go about your day. Just be careful... This is one of the stinkiest strains on the market!
Wreck is good for pretty much anything. It depends on the person smoking it. Some say that this bud makes them highly social and extremely creative. Others state that it's a great bedtime bud and will relax you off in to dream land. It's a popular strain and also very stinky. Bagging this will not prevent people from smelling it. Make sure you're carrying it in a smell proof container.
The negative side to Trainwreck would probably be the overwhelming creativity that some people experience. While sometimes, it's good to have a lot of thoughts in your head, it becomes hard to focus occasionally in conversations because the weed causes far too many interesting ideas. It also may hinder sleeping, as a lot of people have issues when they try to sleep and have too much going on in their head. The first time that you try Trainwreck, do it during the mid-afternoon so that you know how it will effect you. If you end up taking a nap, it's not the end of the world. And if you start writing a story, chances are it'll be a good one!
Trainwreck is a Hybrid sativa-dominant cannabis strain that hits you as hard as a freight train that you don't see coming. Burns quick and produces thick smoke that will almost certainly get you coughing.
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