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Colorado: Lawmakers Approve Funding For Medical Marijuana Research

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, May, 23rd 2014 by THCFinder
mj-funding-approvedState lawmakers have approved legislation, Senate Bill 155, to fund observational and clinical research assessing the safety and therapeutic efficacy of cannabis. Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the bill into law.
 
The measure establishes a subaccount of up to $10 million within the state’s medical marijuana program fund to be utilized specifically for the purpose of conducting state-sponsored cannabis research. The intent of this new research program is to “gather objective scientific research regarding the efficacy of administering marijuana and its component parts as part of medical treatment.” The law also establishes a ‘scientific advisory council,’ which may include expert participants from around the nation, to evaluate research proposals and make recommendations in regards to funding requests.
 
“SB 155 invests the dollars collected from medical marijuana fees into a meaningful effort to study the therapeutic and medical benefits of the drug,” stated Democrat Rep. Crisanta Duran, a co-sponsor of the bill, told The Huffington Post. “Patients will benefit from this investment and Colorado will become a national leader in developing medical marijuana research.”
 
In recent years, only one state — California — has previously earmarked state funding to explicitly sponsor clinical cannabis research. That program, established at various universities statewide, funded numerous clinical trials over the past decade evaluating the efficacy of whole-plant cannabis for a variety of conditions, including multiple sclerosis and neuropathic pain. A review of these trials published in The Open Neurology Journal concluded, “Based on evidence currently available the Schedule I classification is not tenable; it is not accurate that cannabis has no medical value, or that information on safety is lacking.”
 
Earlier this month, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) publicly announced in the Federal Register that it is increasing its marijuana production quota from 21 kilograms to 650 kilograms (about 1,443 pounds) in order to meet increasing demand for the plant from clinical investigators.
 
Federal regulations permit a farm at the University of Mississippi to cultivate set quantities of cannabis for use in federally approved clinical trials. Regulators at the DEA, the US Food and Drug Administration, PHS (Public Health Service), and the US National Institute on Drug Abuse must approve any clinical protocol seeking to study the plant’s effects in human subjects — including those trials that are either state or privately funded.
 

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Blackberry Kush - Nugs

Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, May, 23rd 2014 by THCFinder

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Blackberry Kush - Indica

Blackberry Kush is a mostly Indica Kush with a strong blackberry smell and pink and red hairs. It truly lives up to its name, with a remarkably strong blackberry / piney / hashy smell. As a potent Indica, Blackberry Kush is couchlock weed, and so it is not recommended for high-activity moments


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Apple pull iPhone cannabis drug dealing game after it rockets to top of App Store

Category: News | Posted on Thu, May, 22nd 2014 by THCFinder
weed-app-pulledWeed Firm topped the charts in 'all categories' on iPad and iPhone before it was quietly removed by the tech giant on Tuesday
 
A drug dealing iPhone game where users grow and sell cannabis has been pulled by Apple after rocketing to number one on the App Store.
 
In Weed Firm, players control character Ted Growing, who inherits a commercial marijuana operation and looks to expand his empire.
 
But users were furious when the game disappeared from the App Store on Tuesday and its creators Manitoba Games insist it was 'entirely Apple's decision'.
 
The game has dozens of different strains of cannabis and sees players overcome various challenges such as dangerous gangsters and crooked cops.
 
Manitoba posted a statement on their website attributed to the main character Ted, who appears to take a swipe at everything from the Teletubbies to Angry Birds.
 
It said: "As you might have noticed the game is no longer available on the Apple App Store. This was entirely Apple's decision, not ours.
 
"We guess the problem was that the game was just too good and got to number one in All Categories, since there are certainly a great number of weed based apps still available, as well as games promoting other so-called 'illegal activities' such as shooting people, crashing cars and throwing birds at buildings."
 
The game was also available on Google Android but was removed after the company had 'a problem' with their publisher according to Manitoba.
 
Ted added: "One thing we can promise you is that we will be back! The Apple version might need to be censored a bit to comply with Apple's strictest requirement since they are going to be looking very attentively at what we submit from now on.
 
"Google never had a problem with the application itself. The problem was with our publisher and we are expecting to return to the Play Store once we find a suitable publisher."
 
Manitoba now says they will try and censor the game more to hopefully meet the approval of Apple bosses.
 

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Berry Haze - Hybrid

Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, May, 22nd 2014 by THCFinder

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Berry Haze - Hybrid

Blueberry x Sativa-dominant Haze strain Its genetics are believed to be an original Blueberry plant from DJ Shorts crossed with a Super Silver Haze plant originating in The Netherlands. This great hybrid brings together the sweetness and heavy-yielding traits of the Blueberry, invigorated by the uplifting Haze high. The effect is mainly Sativa, a smooth, uplifting high that turns in a more relaxing Indica. Its flavour mainly comes from the Blueberry though there are subtle tastes of Haze in her buds. Haze Berry is very popular with both medicinal and recreational users.


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Could Legalization of Marijuana Be in Texas's Future?

Category: Legalization | Posted on Thu, May, 22nd 2014 by THCFinder
texas-mj-legalization-could-be-coming-soonAs you drive up the long, gravel-lined drive of the small clapboard house in south Texas, not much seems unusual. An old hunting dog suns himself on the porch, and the modest decor of the peeling front porch — a weathered rocker and a swing — drips with small-town charm.
 
You'd never guess that it's quite modern inside, though. Just beyond the front door sit not only tidy living quarters, but a sophisticated cannabis grow house presided over by a war veteran whose hands curl like claws most mornings. His knees and back ache, making mobility difficult, especially when it rains. And here in this small town by the water, it rains often.
 
A cannabis advocate and medical user, Tim, who asked that we not use his real name, has been smoking cannabis daily for a number of years now, and after a while, growing his own marijuana by means of a hydroponic system seemed the logical way to go.
 
The contraption he built seems more the brainchild of a mad scientist-cum-expert gardener than of this older country man, but it is his nonetheless. He has crafted it all, from the vent system, powered by two minuscule computer fans, to the plant's light source, an advanced-technology LED lighting system.
 
In the ten or so years that Tim has been growing, he's become quite the indoor gardener. It's just too risky to grow marijuana outside, and with his apparatus, Tim can control the conditions, genetics and potency of the plant. The lights are set to the flowering and vegetative cycle, and with the careful acuity it takes to garden in here, he sometimes gets two crops from one plant.
 
What he can't control are the laws of Texas, the ones that say what he is doing is illegal. It's against the law to grow marijuana and equally illegal to use it for any purpose — even though cannabinoids, an active component of cannabis sativa, or marijuana, are widely regarded as a pain reliever for rheumatoid arthritis.
 
Perhaps not for much longer, though, for reasons as much practical as humanitarian.
 
With the reefer madness currently going on around the nation, a peculiar thing has happened. Texas has started discussing the unthinkable: legalizing marijuana.
 
Look back a couple of years, and a pro-pot stance in Texas was equal to political death. The only politicians brave enough to broach the subject — guys like Kinky Friedman — were going to be a tough sell to the general public anyway. Today, though, addressing your pot stance is an expected part of the platform.
 
If the results of recent polls are correct, it seems that Texas residents want what other states have: legalization. A poll conducted by The University of Texas and the Texas Tribune showed that 77 percent of registered voters in Texas believe in some form of legalization. Of that, 28 percent would agree only to medical legalization, while 49 percent are in favor of blanket legalization.
 

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Got Bud?

Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, May, 22nd 2014 by THCFinder

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