Legal marijuana: Will most states head that way?
Category: Legalization | Posted on Wed, September, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
Is it possible that most US states will legalize marijuana for recreational use?
Already, Washington State and Colorado are working out detailed regulations for such use after voters last year approved the possession and consumption of personal amounts of pot. And 20 states, plus the District of Columbia, have allowed marijuana for medicinal purposes.
It's been 17 years since California voters shocked the world by allowing doctors to write prescriptions for pot and almost exactly 31 years since Ronald Reagan assured the nation that "we're going to win the war" on marijuana and other illicit drugs.
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Now this summer, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has signaled that it will mostly leave to states the responsibility to regulate individuals' use of pot. And a majority of Americans – 52 percent, according to the Pew Research Center, now agree with that ubiquitous reggae plea: "Le-ga-lize it."
Yes, people are still being arrested for selling, even consuming, outlawed street drugs, and many members of society are still troubled by, among other things, new psychoactive compounds like the club drug "Molly," which has been blamed for several recent deaths.
And specifically regarding marijuana, the federal government still categorizes it as more harmful than cocaine.
Read more: http://www.csmonitor.com
One Toke, Many Hits: Exercise Could Trigger Additional High for Marijuana Users
Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, September, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
Working out could give pot users an extra high — but that may not be as much a boon as users might think.
The study, published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, found that levels of THC—marijuana’s active ingredient— were higher by an average of 15% immediately after users exercised. And that could be enough to trigger a positive blood test and suggest that users got high more recently than they actually did.
Although it’s been known for years that THC is stored in fat and can sometimes cause positive tests weeks after a person has last smoked it, the study is the first to document that exercise can lead to a rise in its levels in the blood. The data may explain cases like that of a jockey who had to lose weight for a race and tested positive for cannabis long after he’d said he had last smoked it— and instances of users testing positive in rehab when they exercise and lose weight despite being abstinent.
The study involved 15 regular marijuana users who smoked an average of a joint a day and submitted to a blood test both before and after a 35 minute bout of moderate exercise on a stationary bike. They had been abstinent for at least 24 hours when they were tested.
The researchers also measured their body fat, by recording their body mass index (BMI) and found that changes in THC levels after exercise, which ranged from zero percent to 34%, increased with body fat. “People with larger BMI showed a bigger increase [and] very thin people [had] no effect,” says the study’s lead author Iain McGregor, professor of psychopharmacology at the University of Sydney in Australia. The rise was short-lived, lasting for less than two hours.
Read more: http://healthland.time.com
Snoop Lion Wins Massive Bag Of Marijuana Off Floyd Mayweather Fight Bet
Category: Celebrities | Posted on Tue, September, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
Snoop Lion won an entire pound of weed last weekend after Canelo Alvarez lost to Floyd Mayweather in Saturday night’s epic boxing match.
And the rapper has one hilarious Instagram pic to prove it.
Snoop, who won the bet against his friend Lui who put his bet on Canelo, wrote alongside the photo: “Thanks to the champ money may for winning me a pound from my mexican buddy Lui !! U r the pound for pound best! N I’m gonna smoke 2 dat !!! Hahahahahahahah.”
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