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Big Tobacco Planned Big Marijuana Sales in the 1970s

Category: News | Posted on Tue, June, 3rd 2014 by THCFinder
mj-tobacco-big-mj-salesDocuments buried deep in tobacco company archives reveal a hope and a plan to sell marijuana as soon as legally possible
 
Tobacco executives anticipated the legalization of marijuana as early as the 1970′s — and they wanted a piece of the action, according to newly discovered documents from tobacco company archives.
 
Public health researchers scanned 80 million pages of digitized company documents for keywords such as, “marijuana,” “cannabis,” “reefer,” “weed,” “spliffs,” and “blunts.” The results, published Tuesday in the Milbank Quarterly, reveal a long history of maneuvers toward marijuana-laced products.
 
“The starting point must be to learn how to produce in quantity cigarettes loaded uniformly with a known amount of either ground cannabis or dried and cut cannabis rag,” read one memorandum from British American Tobacco’s adviser on technical research, Charles Ellis.
 
A hand-written letter from Philip Morris president George Weissman read, “While I am opposed to its use, I recognize that it may be legalized in the near future…Thus, with these great auspices, we should be in a position to examine: 1. A potential competition, 2. A possible product, 3. At this time, cooperate with the government.”
 
Philip Morris even went so far as to request a marijuana sample from the Department of Justice for research purposes, promising to share its findings with the government so long as the company’s involvement remained strictly confidential. “We request that there be no publicity whatsoever,” wrote a Philip Morris executive. The Justice Department drug science’s chief Milton Joffee obliged with a promise to deliver “good quality” marijuana.
 
While tobacco executives missed the mark on legalization by several decades, they did lay out a persuasive case for vigilance. In early 1970, an unsigned memorandum distributed to Philip Morris’ top management read, “We are in the business of relaxing people who are tense and providing a pick up for people who are bored or depressed. The human needs that our product fills will not go away. Thus, the only real threat to our business is that society will find other means of satisfying these needs.”
 
The study authors said the documents provide proof of tobacco companies’ intent to enter the marijuana trade, despite their claims to the contrary. They urged policymakers to prevent tobacco makers from entering the nascent market for legal marijuana “in a way that would replicate the smoking epidemic, which kills 480,000 Americans each year.”
 
Source: http://time.com

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My favorite type of treat

Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, June, 3rd 2014 by THCFinder

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Birds Can Help Protect Your Marijuana Plants

Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, June, 3rd 2014 by THCFinder

Oh, the wonderful majesty of the bird!  They come in all sizes and colors and have the enviable ability to soar high in the sky.  And they just may be high in the sky if they’ve paid your cannabis garden a visit before setting off into flight!

Many birds eat worms, caterpillars and other squiggly creatures, which can certainly be a help if your marijuana is plagued with the creepy crawlies.  But guess what else birds eat?  Yep, seeds!  There are even certain types of birds which have an affinity for marijuana seeds.  Many of the hemp loving feathered wonders are game birds.

Here is a partial listing of birds preferring marijuana seeds:  passenger pigeon, morning dove, bobwhite quail, ringtail pheasant, hemp linnet, magpie, starling, tree sparrow, English sparrow, nuthatch, lesser spotted woodpecker and the turtledove. Download my free marijuana grow bible to learn how to grow huge buds.

There are a few measures you can take to distract birds from dining in Mary Jane’s kitchen.  For starters, you can throw in a few scarecrows.  Or tie some tin cans, aluminum pie plates or even old CDs to a string and suspend them throughout the garden.  Or you can nail them to tall stakes interspersed throughout the crop.  Birds don’t like reflective materials. Placing netting over the plants is another way to deter birds and other critters from munching on your lovingly tendered cannabis.

Perhaps the most effective way to keep birds from dining in your garden is to set up their own exclusive restaurant and keep it stocked.  Install a bird feeder far enough away from the plants you don’t want damaged so they won’t mistake your crop as an aviary bed and breakfast.

If you want to start growing, download my free grow guide and order some marijuana seeds. All top quality marijuana seeds are available in my marijuana seed shop (buy 5 get 5 free). We ship seeds to the US, CA and many other countries. For any growing related question please visit the marijuana support page.

Source: http://www.theweedblog.com/birds-can-help-protect-your-marijuana-plants/


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Humboldt OG Wax (Concentrate)

Category: Concentrates | Posted on Tue, June, 3rd 2014 by THCFinder

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Vermont Voters Leaning Towards Retail Cannabis

Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, June, 3rd 2014 by THCFinder
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The east coast is known for being way far behind the west coast in the cannabis industry. For whatever reason, the colder side of the states is just not as 420 friendly as the stoners that live there would like. So when even the smaller states make a move towards cannabis, it's a huge deal for those on the east coast. Recently, the voters in Vermont voiced how they feel about the legal cannabis market in a poll conducted by the state wide Castleton Polling Institute, sponsored by the Marijuana Policy Project.
 
The voters polled showed that 57% of them supported changing the laws in Vermont to allow, regulate, and tax the sale of recreational marijuana, much like the way that they sell alcohol. Retailers would be allow to sell cannabis to adults that were 21 and over, much like in Colorado and Washington. The poll went on to show that a mere 34% of people polled didn't like the idea of legalization and said that they would oppose it. Support for cannabis like this is extremely important. The voters should be the most important... The polls are the best way to show how they feel on a very public level.
 
There have been numerous polls confused on this subject in the last few months, in multiple different states. This includes other east coast states such as Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, and New Hampshire, as well as other states like California, Arizona, Hawaii, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Oregon, and Texas. All of the above states showed that the majority of voters approved legalizing and taxing cannabis like alcohol.
 
More and more information is being released about the benefits of cannabis and even the most blind people are beginning to wake up. It's so important to share the most positive parts about the plant, show statistics, and prove that marijuana isn't a bad thing. It never has been and hopefully, it never will be. The people deserve to be able to use this plant for medicine, recreational reasons, industrial purposes, and whatever else they think it can be used for.

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Sour Power

Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, June, 2nd 2014 by THCFinder

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