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Support For New York Marijuana Decriminalization Far Higher Than For Mayor

Category: News | Posted on Mon, December, 1st 2014 by THCFinder
support-high-for-ny-marijuana-decrimDuring the 2014 Election, we found out that support for marijuana reform was higher than support was for most popular candidates. New York City did not have an initiative on the ballot (New York does not have an initiative process), but New York City did decriminalize marijuana. A new Quinnipiac Poll has found that marijuana decriminalization in New York City is far more popular than Mayor Bill de Blasio. Per Quinnipiac:
 
New York City voters approve 71 – 26 percent of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, but give the mayor an overall 49 – 36 percent job approval rating, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
 
Today’s rating compares to a 50 – 32 percent job approval in an August 26 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The racial divide over Mayor de Blasio grows wider, with black approval at 71 – 14 percent and Hispanic approval at 56 – 27 percent, as white voters disapprove 50 – 34 percent.
 
Support for decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana is 51 – 45 percent among Republicans and over 66 percent among every other party, gender or racial group. Even voters over 65 years old support it 66 – 31 percent. Support in the boroughs ranges from 65 – 31 percent in Queens to 84 – 14 percent in Manhattan.
 
New York City voters say 70 – 27 percent that decriminalizing simple marijuana possession will not lead to an increase in crime, an opinion shared by every group listed.
 
I’d love to see a similar poll, but for full marijuana legalization. If just about any politician in New York City or New York State went head to head with marijuana reform, I bet reform would win just about every time. I’m hopeful for New York to legalize marijuana in 2016, but it will be an uphill battle since New York does not have an initiative system, as previously mentioned.
 

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Bubblegum - Indica

Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, December, 1st 2014 by THCFinder

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Bubblegum - Indica

The Bubble Gum originated in Indiana in the 1970s. After making the rounds in the States, the genetics were taken to Holland during the 1990s, where a stable interbred variety was developed. Named Bubble Gum from the start, this variety quickly acquired a reputation for its sweetness, so much that the name "Bubble Gum" has been widely borrowed for all sorts of seeds and weed. The winner of many accolades, Bubble Gum has placed repeatedly in the High Times Cannabis Cup: 3rd place in 1994 for best coffeeshop product, 2nd place for best bioproduct and 2nd for the overall Cannabis Cup in 1995, and 2nd place again in 1999 for the overall Cannabis Cup.


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Veterans May Be Getting Medical Marijuana

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, December, 1st 2014 by THCFinder
veterans-may-be-getting-medical-mjThe debate to allow veteran hospitals to prescribe cannabis as a treatment has been going on a long time. While these people fight for freedom, they come home to be stuffed full of dangerous pills that sometimes don’t even work. Suffering from nightmares, absent appetites, and a multitude of other issues, the veterans who do support medical marijuana and who use it see a big difference in their quality of life. It helps them to eat, sleep, and function a bit normally after experiencing the horrors of war and the things that they’ve seen. With the introduction of the Veterans Equal Access Act, introduced Thursday by Reps Earl Blumenauer (Oregon) and Dana Rohrabacher (California) and 10 bipartisan cosponsors, the ban over veteran doctors prescribing cannabis to vets would be lifted. This would allow those vets who live in medical marijuana states would be able to go through their veteran hospitals in order to obtain medical cannabis.
 
 
“Post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury are just as damaging and harmful as any injuries that are visible from the outside,” Blumenauer said. “Somethings even more so because of the devastating effect they can have on a veteran’s family. We should be allowing these wounded warriors access to the medicine that will help them survive and thrive, including medical marijuana, not treating them like criminals and forcing them in the shadows. It’s shameful.”
 
 
There are currently 23 states that allow the use of medical marijuana. Only 10 of those states allow doctors to recommend the use of medical cannabis in order to treat PTSD related symptoms. With nearly 30% of all vets from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from PTSD and depression, there needs to be more done to help these people. A study done recently showed that an average of 75% reduction was shown in PTSD symptoms. “A clinical trial needs to be done to see what proportion and what kind of PTSD patients benefit, with either cannabis or the main active ingredients of cannabis,” said Dr. George Greer, who was involved in the study. 
 
 
Federal health officials heard the clamor about vets deserving cannabis and signed off on a study that would examine the effects of five different strains of cannabis, either smoked or vaporized, on 50 veterans who are suffering from PTSD. Although the study was passed, the future of it is unclear as the only providers of marijuana to the federal government didn’t have the strains required to complete the study. Additionally, the study’s lead scientist was fired from the University of Arizona where the research was scheduled to take place. Seeing as how these people fought for our freedom, we can at least give them the respect of having a medicine that works.

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Ten Of The Strongest Strains Ever

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, November, 28th 2014 by THCFinder
10-of-the-strongest-strains-everWeed has come a long way since it was a mass of brown seeds and stems in a bag being sold for $10. The care that goes in to growing these days is ridiculous and the products are unrivaled. Growers produce some of the most potent cannabis these days, for both medical and recreational use. The following are ten of the top most potent strains known to smokers this far. 
 
 
Bruce Banner #3
With a percentage of 28.35 THC, Bruce Banner #3 will knock you out! This strain is extremely potent and at the top of the list. You’ll love the Bruce Banner #3 strain for sure.
 
 
A-Dub
A medical hybrid, A-Dub comes in with 27.72% THC. It’s incredibly potent and tastes amazing! Give this strain a chance and you surely won’t be disappointed. A-Dub is a strain that should be in every stoner’s stash!
 
 
R-18
Another hybrid strain, R-18 was introduced at Denver Relief in Denver 2013. With a high amount of THC (27.34%), this strain will give you couch lock if you’re not careful. Definitely not for the newbie stoner!
 
 
Tickle Kush
The name really says it all! This hybrid was tested at a whopping 27.05% THC, something that is sure to make you laugh if you smoke enough of it!
 
 
Blue Cookies
26.29% THC will give a serious high to a smoker that isn’t seasoned… We recommend starting with something a little less… Potent! Blue Cookies is a favorite among the customers of TLMD Collective Los Angeles in 2013. 
 
 
OG Ghost Train Haze
Originating from Southwest Alternative Car in Rare Dankness Denver 2011, OG Ghost Train Haze is a medical sativa. The strain has 25.49% THC and looks just as good as it sounds.
 
 
Veganic Strawberry Cough
This strain was released by Kushman Genetics in Seattle 2013. The strain contains 25.28% THC and is 100% vegan, good for those who are concerned about what they ingest! The strain is extremely popular, with a lovely fruity taste!
 
 
Platinum Girl Scout Cookies Private Stock LA
Girl Scout Cookies has become a common name for those looking for the dankest of dank. PGSC is even better than normal GSC. This particular strain tested at 25.14% THC and would be perfect for an everyday stoner to chill and relax with!
 
 
Girl Scout Cookies (Thin Mints)
The Cali Connection Seed Company in LA came out with this strain in 2013, blowing everyone’s mind with not just the high amount of THC (24.91%) but with the absolute beauty of the strain itself.
 
 
Head Cheese
While some people aren’t fond of cheese strains, this one is definitely worth trying. Blunt Brothers LA released this strain in 2012 with a high THC percentage; 24.79%. Even if you don’t like cheese, you should absolutely give this a chance!

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Happy Friday - What are you smoking on today?

Category: Tokers | Posted on Fri, November, 28th 2014 by THCFinder

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Post-Dispatch Endorses Missouri Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Category: Legalization | Posted on Fri, November, 28th 2014 by THCFinder
miss-legalizationEarlier this month, the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch — the newspaper with the largest circulation in the state of Missouri — ran a staff editorial endorsing the idea of cannabis legalization and the initiative we turned in to the Secretary of State, in particular.
 
This endorsement is yet another sign of how this issue has moved into the mainstream, even in a right-leaning state such as Missouri. It also signifies how seriously we are now taken by the state’s gatekeepers, which has not always been the case.
 
In fact, until recently, few newspapers in the country were willing to support the idea of legalization, let alone a specific initiative. For example, although the Denver Post had supported legalizing possession and use of cannabis prior to 2012, they urged readers to vote against Colorado’s Amendment 64. The paper feared it would lead to a clash with the federal government and did not want the state to become home to a major cannabis industry.
 
By contrast, the Post-Dispatch welcomes such an industry in Missouri as a much needed boost to our economy:
 
More than Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Washington, D.C., Missouri has a strong history with hemp agricultural production, having been a leader in the industry in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The ongoing research in the state on using biomass for energy could well benefit from an introduction of hemp crops to the state. Life science research into agricultural hybrids and advanced drug applications could find new and more effective ways to use marijuana for medical purposes. And there might be no other state in the nation that could benefit more from a new tax on the sales of legal pot that could fund various state needs, such as Missouri’s underfunded schools.
 
The editorial also notes that legalizing cannabis could do a great deal to improve race relations in the state, particularly in the Saint Louis area:
 
A ground-breaking 2013 study by the American Civil Liberties Union found that blacks in the U.S. are nearly four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites despite similar usage rates. The disparity in the city of St. Louis in that study was a whopping 18 to 1.
 
This mirrors the problems found in north St. Louis County, where state racial profiling numbers all across the region show that blacks are stopped by police at a significantly higher percentage than whites, and searched for contraband more, even though, the statistics say, the hit rate for drugs or other contraband is higher among the white drivers who are pulled over.
 
The result? Too many young black men and women in prison for offenses that wouldn’t lead to prison for middle-class whites. Missouri’s prisons are overcrowded and in the last couple of decades have eaten up a higher percentage of the state’s budget while schools have received less, percentage-wise.
 
One arrest for smoking dope unleashes a domino effect that contributes significantly to the state of distressed communities.
 
Finally, the editors note that legalization is one of the few issues that can transcend party lines in this divided state. Democrats have traditionally supported cannabis law reform more than Republicans, but the issue appeals to the fiscally conservative and limited government values of the Republican Party, as well.
 
While the Star did not do an editorial endorsement, they did run a good opinion piece covering Neill Franklin and Ira Glasser’s presentations at the UMKC law school on November 13. As perhaps the most-read newspaper in the state of Kansas, a favorable nod from the Star signals that even the bright red Sunflower State is feeling the pressure of prohibition reform thanks to Show-Me Cannabis’ work in Missouri and Colorado’s Amendment 64.
 
We continue to discuss possible changes to our initiative and will likely file subsequent drafts after assessing comments from attorneys, scientific polling data, and your feedback. Although the specifics are not yell fully settled, we will move forward with the broadest possible reform that we believe will pass at the ballot box on November 8, 2016.
 

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