Worlds Leading Experts Issue Standards On Cannabis, Restore Classification As Botanical Medicine
Category: News | Posted on Fri, December, 13th 2013 by THCFinder
In an historic move, the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) released the first installation of a two-part Cannabis monograph yesterday that classifies cannabis (marijuana) as a botanical medicine, alongside many other widely accepted Complementary and Alternative Medicines. Written and reviewed by the world’s leading experts, the Cannabis monograph brings together an authoritative compendium of scientific data, including long-awaited standards for the plant’s identity, purity, quality, and botanical properties. The monograph provides a foundation for health care professionals to integrate cannabis therapy into their practices on the basis of a full scientific understanding of the plant, its constituent components, and its biologic effects.
“The inclusion of cannabis in the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia returns the plant to its place alongside as a proven botanical medicine, which has been used for centuries by countries and cultures around the world,” said Steph Sherer, Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access, which helped support the development of the Cannabis monograph. “Health care professionals, researchers and regulators now have the tools to develop effective public health programs for medical marijuana and to further explore its therapeutic benefits.” ASA will host a Google Hangout on Thursday, December 12th at 5:30pm PT, featuring a panel of experts discussing the ramifications of the Cannabis monograph and a new Cannabis certification program.
The first Cannabis monograph was introduced in the 3rd edition of the U.S. Pharmacopoeia in 1851, where it remained until the 12th edition in 1942, making the AHP monograph the first of its kind in more than 70 years. Cannabis medicines were produced by Eli Lilly and other American pharmaceutical companies until the federal Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 sharply reduced U.S. cannabis production and prescriptions.
AHP began development of a Cannabis monograph in 2011 in part because of a need for validated standards to guide laboratory analysis for quality control of cannabis and related products. However, AHP also recognized that the expanding use of medical marijuana makes accurate information regarding appropriate use and safety important for health care decisions. Patients, providers, and regulators will also benefit from proven testing standards that can quantify the key chemical compounds, or cannabinoids, that are tied to the plant’s therapeutic effects, as well as identify potentially harmful pesticides, metals, and microbes.
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Purple Urkle Weed
Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, December, 13th 2013 by THCFinder
Stoner's Rights When Dealing With Cops
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, December, 13th 2013 by THCFinder
Getting pulled over happens way more than we would like it to. It seems as if even the smallest infraction these days merits those flashing blue lights. What do you do if you're smoking or have recently smoked and the cop smells it or suspects it? How do you handle that situation? It's a lot easier than people think, as long as you possess some small amount of self control.
1. Don't be a smart ass and mouth off. If you act respectful to them in the first place, they're not going to have any reason to mess with you. By being polite, you can pretty much avoid any sort of confrontation, even if your car does smell of cannabis.
2. Agreeing to let them search you is totally unnecessary. If you have anything in the car (and even if you don't), do not consent to a search without a warrant. If they find anything without that warrant, you just got yourself in to a whole heap of trouble. If they ask to search your car, say no.
3. Unless they're writing you a ticket or you're getting arrested, they have no reason to hold you. Politely asking "am I free to go?" will make the police office send you on his way if he has no reason to detain you.
4. If you happen to be detained, the first words out of your mouth should be that you want a lawyer. Don't say anything to any cop before your lawyer gets there. Remain silent and quiet. Don't resist or make the situation worse.
Cops are trained to think that everyone is a criminal. So don't act like a criminal and you can usually get let go with a simple warning. Acting shady will only get you treated badly. Following these simple rules will hopefully keep you and your friends out of trouble if you ever have an unfortunate run in with the police.
The Perfect Cannabis Candy
Category: Recipes | Posted on Thu, December, 12th 2013 by THCFinder
There are a lot of people that think making cannabis candy is a difficult process, when in reality, it's quite simple. As it usually is when making edibles, getting it right is tough. The candy not only has to be potent enough to be considered medicine but taste good as well! The candy is worthless if it doesn't have both of those qualities. But making the perfect batch of cannabis candy treats is in the following recipe!
What You'll Need;
2/3 cups white corn syrup
1 tsp flavoring of your choice (adjust if you want but this is really the perfect amount!)
Food coloring (so they look nice, obviously!)
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
9.5 grams of dry powdered hash
First things first, spray the candy molds with cooking spray so that the mix doesn't stick when you get to the step that requires it. Put the sugar and corn syrup together in a pot and put it on high heat until the mix begins to boil. Reduce the heat to low medium and keep an eye on the temperature. Once the temp hits 300, remove the heat and add in the hash and food coloring. Stir this mix vigorously. You need to make sure that the hash has been completely mixed in. About a minute should do it because the mix will start to harden soon after that. Add your candy mix in to the molds. You can either make them just candies or you can add in sticks to make them lollipops!
Let the mix harden in the mold and then remove and wrap them. This recipe will give you about 40 candies. You can always add in more hash but be sure that that's the form of cannabis that you use. Kief could also be used in this recipe if you have enough of it. These candies last a good amount of time, about 2 to 3 hours on an empty stomach and an hour after a meal. No one should be afraid to make cannabis candy , especially when it's such a benefit to those who are always on the go and enjoy eating their weed rather than smoking it. They're very discreet but don't let anyone sneak one behind your back!
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