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The federal governments incredibly poor, misleading argument for marijuana prohibition

Category: News | Posted on Wed, July, 30th 2014 by THCFinder
marijuana-prohibitionThe New York Times editorial board is making news with a week-long series advocating for the full legalization of marijuana in the United States. In response, the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) published a blog post Monday purporting to lay out the federal government's case against marijuana reform.
 
That case, as it turns out, it surprisingly weak. It's built on half-truths and radically decontextualized facts, curated from social science research that is otherwise quite solid. I've gone through the ONDCP's arguments, and the research behind them, below.
 
The irony here is that with the coming wave of deregulation and legalization, we really do need a sane national discussion of the costs and benefits of widespread marijuana use. But the ONDCP's ideological insistence on prohibition prevents them from taking part in that conversation.
 
Here's what they have to say:
 
Marijuana use affects the developing brain. A recent study in Brain reveals impairment of the development of structures in some regions of the brain following prolonged marijuana use that began in adolescence or young adulthood.
 
The same is true for alcohol and tobacco. This is a great argument for restricting young peoples' access to the drugs (as Washington and Colorado have done with marijuana), but a poor one for banning it completely.
 
Moreover, the study cited was of a group of 59 individuals who had been heavy marijuana smokers for 16 years, and who had smoked an average of 4.5 joints every single day over that period.
 
This is far outside the realm of normal, moderate use. A recent Colorado Department of Revenue report found, for instance, that the majority of users in that state smoked five or fewer times per month. Again, what we have is not an argument against marijuana use, but an argument against overdoing it.
 

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Black Widow - Hybrid

Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, July, 29th 2014 by THCFinder

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Parents Desperately Seek Medical Marijuana for Kids

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, July, 29th 2014 by THCFinder
parents-seek-medical-cannabis-for-kidsCalifornia has the oldest and most liberal compassionate care law among the 23 states plus Washington, D.C. that allow the use of medical marijuana. So why are the state's youngest -- and arguably most needy --patients not getting it?
"Charlotte's Web" is a marijuana strain that won't get you high, but parents say it has had a profound effect on the lives of many children who suffer severe seizures.
 
At 8-months-old, Oceanside infant Connor Dalby began seizing 50 to 75 times a day.
 
“There was no joy. There was no smile. There was no laugh,” Connor’s father Randy Dalby said.
 
Near Chula Vista, the Benavides family was struggling with their son Robby. Robby’s multiple "drop attack" type seizures came without warning at a similar daily rate.
 
“He loses all muscle tone and just falls, falls hard to the ground. He’s had stitches on his eye, even bit off his tongue,” Robby’s mother Allison Benavides said.
 
Both families say they tried every mainstream medicine drug treatment and every combination available. Nothing worked.
 
Somehow, Charlotte's Web Oil, made from a marijuana strain of the same name, has changed their lives.
 
“My son is seizure free. He is four months seizure free today,” Benavides said.
 
Dalby recorded Connor sitting up on his own for the first time just a few months ago.
 
“We're watching a miracle. We have almost lost him a couple times,” Dalby said.
 
The Dalbys and Benavides get Charlotte's Web through the California Chapter of the "Realm of Caring."
 

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The secret to never letting people know you're HIGH ; )

Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, July, 29th 2014 by THCFinder

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Majority Support For Medical Marijuana In Australia

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, July, 29th 2014 by THCFinder
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A new poll is out in Australia which shows that an overwhelming majority of Australians support medical marijuana. Per The Standard:
 
Almost two-thirds of Australians support the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal purposes, according to a new poll which coincides with a renewed push to relax the laws.
 
A ReachTel survey of more than 3400 Australians shows that the majority back medicinal marijuana, with support highest among 51 to 65-year-olds.
 
The survey was released the same week that NSW Premier Mike Baird indicated that he supports medical marijuana. To be fair, Mr. Baird also indicated some concerns about supply and regulation, but those are issues that can be easily worked out if the Premier is indeed open to the idea. Medical marijuana opponents in Australia are clinging to the ‘we need more research’ argument, which is one of my pet peeves. For starters, there’s overwhelming evidence and research already out there. And secondly, if opponents truly want more research, then they need to allow it, instead of acting like they want it, but then do everything they can to prevent it.
 

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Category: Concentrates | Posted on Tue, July, 29th 2014 by THCFinder

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