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Supplying Marijuana Grow Equipment Now Illegal In The Netherlands

Category: News | Posted on Wed, November, 12th 2014 by THCFinder
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I remember when I was a teenager growing up in the 90’s, Amsterdam (and the Netherlands in general) was the Mecca of marijuana. I always wanted to come visit there, visit their stores, and smoke their world class marijuana. While marijuana has technically been illegal in the Netherlands since that time, back then it was very loosely enforced. Things have changed quite a bit since then, with the Netherlands taking a harder stance against marijuana, while some states in the U.S. have loosened their marijuana laws.
 
It sounds like it is now illegal to even supply marijuana growing equipment in the Netherlands. Per The Stoned Society:
 
Today a majority of the Dutch Senate voted for the so-called growshop law, essentially prohibiting the supply, preparation and facilitation of illegal cannabis grows. Growshops will now have to operate more discretely if they want to continue their business.
 
It is already illegal to grow cannabis in the Netherlands, but now also supplying (even water cans and regular soil) and preparations (electrical construction for example) is illegal and punishable, depending on the size and personal vs commercial grows, by jail sentences up to 3 years.
 
Have you been the the Netherlands lately? How is the ‘cannabis scene’ there? If you have visited there in decades past, how has it changed? Is Amsterdam still considered to be the Mecca of marijuana to you?
 

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White Widow - Hybrid

Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, November, 12th 2014 by THCFinder

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White Widow - Hybrid

White Widow buds are covered in crystals, giving it an almost sugared look. A relatively new strain developed in the early 1990's, it has been the subject of many rap songs and was frequently mentioned in the television show Weeds. It is a very potent and powerful variety of cannabis, available on the top of all Dutch coffee shop menus. The buzz is powerful and energetic yet social, be prepared for a strong high.


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The Florida Problem

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, November, 12th 2014 by THCFinder
the-florida-problemStoners in Florida will very upset with the turnout of the polls earlier this month. Yes on Amendment 2 didn’t do as well as people had hoped and it was shot down in the polls, with numbers far too close for comfort. But even with all of the handwork that was put forth by supporters, they couldn’t argue with the outstanding amount of money that a casino owner felt compelled to donate to the No on 2 party. But that isn’t putting a damper on the people who want to see cannabis legal. There will be a statewide referendum effort coming in 2016. 
 
 
Florida legislature currently allows the use of the non-psychoactive form of cannabis called Charlotte’s Web to be administered to those patients who are severely suffering from illnesses such as epilepsy and similar problems. The sunshine state has pushed for medical marijuana legalization in full but has yet to see results, mostly thought to be because of the amount of retired conservatives that inhabit the state. Even though Amendment 2 had enemies, John Morgan, one of the people behind Amendment 2, says that many opponents never said that they opposed the measure, they just didn’t like the wording. Leave it to the government to twist something good in to something bad, right?
 
 
With 57% of votes saying yes to 2, it’s confusing for some as to why the ballot lost. Unfortunately, there needed to be 60% of reported votes in support of cannabis. This seems pretty unfair, considering the old saying “majority rules” but Morgan brings a good point to the table. “If the first battle determined how wars turned out, you know, Great Britain would be called Germany and we’d be kissing kings asses. This is just the first battle and I plan to win the war.” Well said, John Morgan. 
 
 
The second battle will be filled with obstacles as well as Calvina Fay, executive director of Drug Free America, who is ready to fight back against those who support the plant. She has said that Florida needs to consider the idea of impaired drivers, the kids, and what the plant does to cause harm to those who use it. “Marijuana is a drug,” Fay said. “The key is to find out what is helpful and separate that from what is harmful and find a way to deliver it in a safe way.” To be honest, the safest way to deliver marijuana is the way in which the government doesn’t interfere. Numbers in Washington and Colorado haven’t proved that traffic accidents have increased, nor have they shown the increase of youth cannabis use. Additionally, Fay wants to know the negative effects of cannabis? The worst part about marijuana is getting caught with it. 

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Purple Kush - Indica Strain

Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, November, 11th 2014 by THCFinder

 

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Purple Kush - Indica

This pure indica medicinal strain comes from California. In that state's medical community she is considered an "elite clone", meaning that it is only available as a cutting. Not to worry if you are a medical marijuana patient in California - this strain can be found at various dispensaries throughout the state. Patients there praise Purple Kush's deep body stone as a good treatment for pain and depression.


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Ban of medical marijuana in hospitals threatens sick children

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, November, 11th 2014 by THCFinder
ban-of-mmj-in-hospitcals-threatens-sick-childrenDIXFIELD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Twelve-year-old Cyndiamae Meehan loves painting and drawing to express herself. Watching her, it's hard to believe that she couldn't paint with a steady hand several months ago.
 
"We noticed the cognitive brightening, we notice her talking more with us when she's coloring, she is looking at the shape she is coloring instead of randomly coloring a page," said Cyndiamae's mother, Susan Meehan.
 
Things that never happened before, like running, playing, feeding herself, are now a reality because of medical marijuana, according to her parents. Cyndiamae has Dravet Syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy, that left her with constant seizures. The seizures turned off her brain and kept her from developing at a normal pace. After trying 23 different epileptic drugs with little success, her neurologist suggested that Cyndimae and her family move from their Connecticut home to Maine, where she could be legally treated with medical marijuana or cannabis.
 
Once in Maine, Meehan began using a rescue medication consisting of specific marijuana strains whenever her daughter had a grand mal seizure. This type of seizure causes a loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions. Family members started taking video of the seizures to show Cyndimae's doctors. The video shows that once given the rescue medication, the seizure slowly stops. In the past ten months, Meehan said she has weaned Cyndimae off all of her medications.
 
"Without the cannabis, we would still be in that situation where she would be so drugged she couldn't eat. She is up to 85 pounds now which is just amazing. Her muscle tone is good," said Meehan.
 
Meehan said that medical marijuana saved her daughter's life. It is a controversial treatment, but more parents are turning to it for seizure treatment. Four-year old Kaylee Brown suffered her first seizure at 9-months-old.
 
"It ended turning into a full blow very severe seizure. She was turning blue, salivating profusely and when we go to the hospital she finally responded to medications," Kalyee's mother, Samantha Brown.
 
Doctors prescribed Kaylee medications that caused horrible side effects and more seizures. Kaylee was eventually diagnosed with a mild form of Dravet syndrome. After hearing other success stories, Brown began Kaylee on cannabis and tried weaning her daughter off other medications. The combination was too much for the small child, and doctors put Kaylee in a medically iunduced coma this past summer. Kaylee was transferred to Maine Medical Center and while at the hospital, the neurologist on duty discovered that Kaylee was using medical marijuana and asked Brown if she had the drug with her.
 

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Double the fun

Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, November, 11th 2014 by THCFinder

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