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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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Blue Widow (Indica)

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

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Blue Widow - Indica

Blue Widow is Blueberry crossed with White Widow. Very pale and sugary in appearance. Very pungent and smells like yummy candy with a piney fresh scent. Very berry and sweet fruity taste. Great pain fighter and delivers total body relaxation for uptightness in body or mind.


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Green Friday

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, November, 28th 2014 by THCFinder
green-friday-thcMarijuana is legal in a few states now, showing how popular this plant has become. With votes stacking up in favor of the weed, people are beginning to wonder what effect the pot shops will have on events such as Black Friday, the most popular shopping day of the year. Considering that Black Friday can actually be dangerous (more dangerous than marijuana, actually, with some people actually dying in order to get that $300 flat screen TV), those that work in the marijuana shops in legal states are hoping to catch some of that shopper craziness. 
 
 
Especially in Denver, it will be the first holiday season that cannabis has been legal. Many shops have begun to advertise sales for the upcoming “Green Friday”, working on drawing more customers in to get nice and stoned before going off to Wal-Mart or the mall to get Christmas presents. The holidays are known for creating a deep sense of depression, unfortunately, and hopefully those that indulge in a little extra green this year will have a happier few months. At the Grass Station in Denver, owner Ryan Fox has high expectations, no pun intended. “Now we’ve got the legal means for people to give marijuana as a gift, and that’s never really been something that was feasible in the past.” Fox’s plans for Green Friday? Sell ounces of cannabis for a mere $50 to the first 16 customers through the door on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This price is five time cheaper than what the market currently sits at.
 
 
Fox, who sold medical marijuana before opening his recreational shop after the laws passed, says that he noticed that the largest amount of sales came from on Thanksgiving or close to it. As a holiday that’s mostly based around consuming food, this makes sense that stoners would like to stock up on bud for such a pigging-out holiday. Not only that but the ability to now give marijuana as a gift is sure to resonate with a good amount of people. What better to get your best friend than a big jar of weed to smoke together while you laugh at silly Christmas movies? 
 
 
“Christmas sales, day after Thanksgiving sales, your family is in town and you need help dealing with that sales?” Says Sam Kamin, a law professor at the University of Denver. “None of that would surprise me now that the industry has come out in to the open. I would expect to see the industry behaving like any others to the extend that it can.” Even though the cannabis market is new, the people involved are expecting record sales this coming Friday. 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, November, 27th 2014 by THCFinder

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LA Confidential - Indica

Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, November, 26th 2014 by THCFinder

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LA Confidential - Indica

LA Confidential is a commercial seed strain that captures the genetics of OG Kush. An Afghan strain grown from clones, OG Kush first became popular in the Los Angeles market in the 1990s, and then became world famous as California rappers like Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill name-checked it in their songs. OG Kush offers a hash-like experience from reefer: a resinous smoke, deep and spicy-sweet like nutmeg, that draws the smoker into a lush, slightly trippy dreamland. While "Authentic OG Kush" may be hard to find if you're not a rap star, DNA's LA Confidential brings the secrets of this celebrity smoke to the market.


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Why Stoners Should Love E-Cigs

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, November, 26th 2014 by THCFinder
why-stoners-should-love-e-cigsVapes and e-cigarettes are the new rage. So much so that the Oxford Dictionary made “vaping” the word of the year. Almost everywhere you go, you see people holding on to these crazy looking electronic cigarettes. With thousands of flavors to choose from, these oil filled mechanisms are incredibly popular in culture today. But since most of the time, the oil contains nicotine, why should stoners be so amped on the social acceptance of electronic cigarettes?
 
 
Considering that three years ago, you would be stopped and questioned for carrying such a device, the social acceptance of these cigarettes only gives the clever stoner a better cover. Considering that there are oils available with no nicotine, one could even mix the cannabis oil with oil that smelled like chocolate or vanilla. This would give the stoner a much better cover while out and about, if that’s the kind of stoner that you are. The e-cigs are discreet, small, and can be tucked pretty much anywhere. Not only that but they can be smoked everywhere (almost). You may encounter some people that will refuse to let you smoke them inside but considering the e-digs expel vapor rather than smoke, you can be sneaky and still smoke as long as you’re careful.
 
 
Even though there are arguments saying that smoking a vape may be just as bad as smoking a cigarette, the social acceptance here is the important part. As said above, people smoking a vaporizer in public a few years ago would have certainly been grounds for police suspicion. Now, thanks to the fact that vapes are considered “mainstream”, stoners can load up pens full of pot instead of nicotine oil and enjoy the effects of THC throughout the day, with minimal risk of getting attention from people you’d rather avoid. 
 
 
As more states legalize the plant, there is sure to be e-cigs made and sold that look exactly like the ones on the market now but will only contain cannabis oil. There are companies right now watching the vape market, studying the trends, and preparing themselves for the legalization of cannabis so that they can promote and sell their 420 e-cig. And seeing as how the vapes are so popular now, you can only imagine how much attention they will gain in the next few years.

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