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Drone Deliveries are Making Cannabis Rain from the Heavens

Category: Odd | Posted on Mon, August, 31st 2015 by THCFinder

Drones are becoming a hot topic in the news lately, and it seems as if everyone is trying to slice themselves a piece of sky pie. Amazon has considered using drones to deliver packages via Prime Air, and North Dakota just passed a law that would allow police forces to use drones armed with non-lethal weapons such as stun guns and beanbag rounds. Not to be outpaced, the cannabis industry is also getting into the drone game.


A San Francisco-based startup called Trees Delivery wants to use drones to deliver its subscription-modeled bud, extract, or "beginner" boxes to its eager customers. Unfortunately, the Federal Aviation Administration has yet to come on board with the idea of Amazon dropping packages out of the sky, let alone Trees Delivery parachuting bundles of cannabis to outstretched hands. Furthermore, the potential to rob a cannabis delivery drone seems all-too easy.

Has there ever been a successful drone delivery of cannabis? Well, earlier this month a drone was caught delivering heroin, cannabis, and tobacco to an Ohio prison yard. A brawl broke out as inmates fought over the bounty, but instead of sneaking some drugs into their jumpsuits, they got pepper-sprayed, strip-searched, and nine prisoners were placed in solitary confinement. Maybe the sender should try pigeons next time (or not, as we all know how well that tends to turn out).

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Safety First.

Category: Fun | Posted on Sun, August, 30th 2015 by THCFinder


Marijuana Use May Lower Sperm Counts 'Quite a Lot'

Category: News | Posted on Sun, August, 30th 2015 by THCFinder

Smoking marijuana more than once a week may lower men's sperm counts by about a third, according to a new study.

Researchers found that the men in the study who smoked marijuana more than once a week had sperm counts that were 29 percent lower, on average, than those who did not smoke marijuana, or used the drug less frequently.

The researchers thought that amount of reduction in sperm count "was quite a lot," said study author Tina Kold Jensen, of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

They also found that the sperm concentrations (which is measured slightly differently than sperm count) were 28 percent lower in the men who smoked marijuana more than once a week.

It is not clear why marijuana use may decrease a man's  sperm count and concentration, but it may have something to do with how THC — marijuana's psychoactive ingredient — interacts with certain receptors in the testes, the researchers said.

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Medical Marijuana for Autism Is Denied In Michigan

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, August, 30th 2015 by THCFinder

safer michigan marijuanaThese tired eyes, which were filled with hope four short weeks ago, are now closing in disgust. The state of Michigan has denied allowing doctors to recommend marijuana for the treatment of autism.

On July 31, a panel of mostly doctors voted to add autism to the list of conditions qualifying one to use medical marijuana in Michigan. They weighed the evidence compiled by the petitioner Lisa Smith’s team and evaluated the character of the testimony they heard from parents of sick children and medical professionals.

They read peer-reviewed studies. National tests. Pages and pages of clinical notes from doctors who are currently using marijuana-derived medicines to treat children with autism. The panel, whose sole job is to decide which illnesses to add and which to deny, said add autism.

One administrator without any medical degree has decided they are wrong. Autism Denied.

Sorry, kids.

In a statement that was neither letter nor memorandum, newly appointed Director of the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Mike Zimmer, cited written concerns from medical doctors but ignored their actual vote. He cited specifics of the petition in his denial, like the use of the term “autism.”

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