Alaska Legalizes Recreational Marijuana
Category: Legalization | Posted on Wed, November, 5th 2014 by THCFinder
It took longer to count the votes compared to Oregon and Washington D.C., but the result was the same – Alaska voters legalized marijuana. The victory was declared in the early morning hours today, capping off a stellar Election Day for marijuana reform. Even in Florida, where a medical marijuana initiative failed, there was still an overwhelming majority result in favor of the initiative (just not enough to pass the required 60% hurdle). Anyone who said that pursuing marijuana reform in 2014 because it would hurt 2016’s chances should be very happy today to be wrong. 2016 has never looked better due to the momentum that was built from the victories in D.C., Oregon, and Alaska. Below is a reaction from Tom Angell, the head of Marijuana Majority:
“Now that it’s been shown that putting marijuana legalization on the ballot can succeed even in midterms, we can expect to see a huge surge of additional states voting to end prohibition during the 2016 presidential election. And because the issue has been proven to be mainstream as far as voters are concerned, we may even see lawmakers in several states jumping ahead to legalize marijuana legislatively in the meantime.”
And from my friends at Law Enforcement Against Prohibition:
Alaska’s Measure 2, an initiative to allow adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and up to six plants, passed tonight in a close race. This measure will establish, license and regulate retail stores, cultivation facilities, product manufacturers and testing facilities so consumers will always know that what they’re getting is safe, will allow police to focus on violent crime and will ensure that profits benefit the government, not drug cartels. Driving under the influence and public consumption will remain illegal and employers may restrict their employees’ use and localities can ban marijuana establishments though not private possession or cultivation.
The other measure to legalize, regulate and control marijuana on the ballot tonight, Measure 91 in Oregon, passed easily earlier tonight. This makes Oregon and Alaska the third and fourth states to legalize marijuana, after Colorado and Washington and caps off a wonderful night for drug policy reformists that included DC legalizing possession of marijuana and California defelonizing low-level nonviolent drug possession.
“This is a historic day for public safety and for civil rights,” said Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper (Ret.). “Clearly, the people demand change, and their leaders would be wise to follow.”
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a 501(c)3 nonprofit of cops, prosecutors, judges and other law enforcement officials who want to end the war on drugs.
What a great day to be an Alaskan, and an American in general. Four legal states, and a District of Columbia as the cherry on top. Has anyone seen Kevin Sabet? How’s he feeling today? Someone bring that man a kleenex!
Chocolate Chunk - Indica
Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, November, 5th 2014 by THCFinder
Caring For Cannabis Clones
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, November, 5th 2014 by THCFinder
For some new growers, cloning can be stressful. The idea of cutting your beautiful cannabis plant might hurt a little bit but hey, what better way to shave off a few weeks of grow time, plus have a gorgeous imitation of your mother plant? We’ve covered the part on how to clone your plants but what about caring for them once they’re in their starter cubes? Since these little babies have zero roots, the care of the clones is extremely important in how they root and begin their journey to being a flowering monster that will yield you a great amount of cannabis.
The first thing that you need to know is that clones love warm and wet conditions, much like springtime if you have that in your state (some states have the same season all year round… Hot). Because of this desired climate, having a humidity dome for your clones is a good idea but not necessary. For those just starting out, the dome is highly recommended. If you don’t have the dome, you can just mist your new plants lightly in order to make sure that they get the water they need. You can also put a heating pad under the clones to keep them nice and toasty (not too toasty… You don’t want them to go up in flames or anything). Keeping the clones a bit hotter than room temp (around 75 degrees F) is ideal. If you buy an automatic cloner, you can find some with an automatic heat setting.
Some growers don’t introduce their clones to light for the first day or two of cutting. It’s a good idea to keep them in a well lit area for the first two days and then introduce a weak bulb, such as a CFL. Once the light is introduced, keep the clones on a 16/8 schedule (16 light and 8 dark). Keep a close eye on the new clones until they’ve become well established, making sure to mist them as they have no roots and need to absorb water from their leaves.
The first ten days of the cloning process should be gentle light use. HID lights are too strong for younger, weaker clones. But if that’s all you have, keep the lights high above the clones, at least 4 feet so that the little ones don’t get scorched instead of tough. Once you see the roots poking out of the cube, you can begin to get stronger lights. But it’s still important to keep the clones further from the light than normal, as they’re still weak and won’t be able fend off the heat from the lights. When the roots begin to poke out of the side of the cubes, you’ll know that they’re ready to transplant and that the light can be moved closer. At this point, your clones will be a bit healthier and once they really begin to grow with vigor, you can treat them like normal, healthy plants.
Purple Dragon - Indica
Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, November, 4th 2014 by THCFinder
Strong in sativa qualities for a purple strain, Purple Dragon has an almost buzzy and energetic effect throughout the body and behind the eyes. After a while the strain settles into a nice, pain-relieving groove.
Cannabis Spirituality Exercise
Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, November, 4th 2014 by THCFinder
The marijuana plant has been used for spiritual reasons for many thousands of years. With such an eye opening effect on users, cannabis can open an individual’s mind. As it has been considered a sacred herb, the marijuana plant is thought to improve the “energy body” of those that use it. Vedic Literature mentions the plant as far as 7000 years ago, mentioning the cannabis effect on the “chakras”, or “wheels”. The chakras are described as seven wheels that run up the back, along the spine, starting at the top of the head. When strong emotional responses happen in the body, those in tune with the chakras can feel those wheels reacting with their emotions. Cannabis users especially seem to be in tune with these wheels, leading people to believe that cannabis itself has a strong effect on those who seek spiritual enlightenment.
Smoking cannabis opens the chakras wider, allowing us to feel more emotions in regards to the people around us and the world as a whole. When ingesting marijuana, the herb creates a higher vibration of the chakras, opening our ideas and minds to new ideas. Lower vibrations cause us to be more withdrawn and suspicious of others. By smoking cannabis, the psychic connection between us and others is greatly improved. This effect is what the term “contact high” originated from. Since cannabis both opens chakras and raises the user’s vibration, it increases psychic power and connectivity. This places us in better rapport with our own souls, with nature, and the higher power that some refer to as “God”.
Now for the at-home-test. After you take your first puff, focus on the feeling you get in your heart. There are small details that become apparent, such as how the presence of another person effects you. While you focus on the feeling of your hearts, trying to intentionally expand that feeling. Starting from the heart, focus on making that feeling larger. If it helps, think of it in inches. Expand the feeling an inch. Begin to focus on the top of your head, where the seventh chakra is located or in your heart (fourth chakra), where we’ve already been focusing. After a puff of cannabis, the high will make our souls/consciousness resonate. Observe your thoughts, paying close attention to how your body feels while focusing so intently. You need to intend that the increased connection should be made permanent. This process is known as conscious expanding meditation, also called “right alignment”.
If in a natural environment, such as a forest or near the ocean, a person can use this higher vibration to strengthen the connection between themselves, the trees, and the creatures in the surrounding environment. If you do this while ingesting cannabis, with enough sensitivity, a definite and absolutely unmistakable alignment with the Earth can occur. You will feel empathy towards all living things. This is also referred to as the “Earth Mind”. Try to send your high to the world around you, to the trees and the planet itself. In return, think that the planet will return those positive vibes to you. Work with these connections while you smoke and strengthen them. Doing this will eventually lead you to a deeper connection with the world and a happier mindset as well.
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Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, November, 4th 2014 by THCFinder
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