The Shut Down Of Silk Road
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, October, 21st 2013 by THCFinder
The biggest taboo about buying weed would have to be buying it online. Even the idea of buying bud over the Internet is looked down upon. Most Instagram pages make it very clear; their photos are for educational purposes. Nothing is for sale. Asking about weed for sale earns ridicule and nasty comments on the web. However, one person pioneered drugs on the world wide web and now, is facing some serious trouble.
Silk Road was an Internet market place where you could buy whatever you really felt like buying in regards to drugs. Whether you were looking for marijuana or MDMA, Silk Road could provide discreet delivery of your drug of choice to your home. However, there were other items for sale as well, including books, art, and apparel. The site brought in around $92,000 a month as the "Amazon of illegal drugs". With almost 1,000,000 users registered when the site was seized and shut down by the DEA and FBI, Silk Road serviced users all over the world.
Using a form of money called Bitcoin, Silk Road was able to evade law enforcement for an extended period of time. It was in February of 2011 and was seized on October 2 of 2013. It's incredible that the site managed to stay up for that long. The site was so large that it had it's own personal army of dealers, growers, and manufacturers. Unfortunately for users and the owner of the site, an Australian MDMA/cocaine dealer was busted when his shipment to the site was intercepted and it all went downhill from there. In May 2013, the site crashed due to an outside attack and was officially shut down in October.
While the sale of drugs such as heroin and cocaine aren't exactly the best, marijuana was included in this site and from what users claim, it was some seriously good bud. Being able to get quality bud online via Silk Road was probably an outlet for a lot of patients in illegal states. Whether or not there were patients depending on Silk Road, it is debatable if the arrests of the people involved are because of the illegal substances being sold or in an attempt to complete annihilate any privacy on the Internet.
The alleged creator of the site, Ross Ulbricht is currently in jail but said in an interview earlier this week that he's "not concerned with the future" according the The Guardian . The 29-year-old didn't comment on whether he was guilty or not but this arrest is his first. His charges include drug trafficking, money laundering, soliciting murder, and computer hacking. Other than this one interview with the Guardian, Ulbricht has not been talking to the press on the advice of his lawyer.
Issues like this stem from so many rules and law being implemented on people. If the governments would back off and regulate things for the good of the people, things would be much different. In Switzerland, the government regulates the distribution of heroin in clinics. With this system, the country has reported that not only have HIV and crimes rates drastically decreased but the society overall has become incredibly socially productive. By regulating the amount of heroin that people use, plus being able to get medical grade heroin rather than the black market tar, the users of heroin in Switzerland can lead a better life. While heroin is an extremely dangerous narcotic, the majority of inmates in prison are charged with nonviolent marijuana crimes. If cannabis was legalized and regulated, there would be a severe decrease in "crime", as well as a more productive society.
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Category: Tokers | Posted on Mon, October, 21st 2013 by THCFinder
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Mandatory Medical Marijuana Testing Coming To Oregon
Category: News | Posted on Mon, October, 21st 2013 by THCFinder
Marijuana testing has been a growing sector of the medical marijuana industry for years now, and I don’t see that trend slowing down at all. As more and more states approve medical marijuana dispensaries, mandatory testing is becoming more common. I think it’s a good thing, because it helps patients decide what is the best medicine for them. It looks like Oregon is going to require mandatory testing for recently legalized medical marijuana dispensaries, which shouldn’t surprise anyone since it was something the legislature talked about from the start.
A lot of medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon already carry strains that are lab tested. Most of the testing revolves around potency levels right now. As more and more testing labs open in Oregon finding a lab will be a lot easier, which is a big reason that some dispensaries don’t currently carry lab tested meds. It’s only a matter of time before out-of-state labs open franchises in Oregon. I would like to see Oregon-based testing labs open, but only time will tell if that happens.
I have some friends on the rule making committee, so once the rules are finalized around marijuana testing I’ll make sure to post them. Below is an excerpt about the rule making process from The Oregonian:
The new law also includes a requirement for testing marijuana, the latest frontier in states’ evolving approach to regulating cannabis. Twenty states, and Washington, D.C., allow marijuana for medicinal use, but Oregon is among only a handful that will require cannabis testing. Nationally, advocates have lobbied states with medical marijuana laws to mandate lab tests for a range of impurities and even potency, arguing that consumers deserve detailed information about the drug before consuming it.
Among the issues being considered: How often should marijuana be tested and who should perform the tests? Should third-party labs or the dispensaries themselves perform the tests? Should those conducting the tests be required to undergo criminal background checks, similar to the ones required of dispensary owners? What standards should the labs follow? Are any levels of mold, mildew and pesticide acceptable?
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Strain Review; Purple Haze
Not only has this strain been around for a long time, but it's extremely popular among stoners. Mostly because the weed is named after the song by Jimi Hendrix, a very popular musician among smokers to this day. Contrary to popular belief, the weed was named after the song. Hendrix didn't write the song about the bud. The song itself was about a dream that he had.
Purple Haze is a sativa strain and gives the user an energetic, elevated buzz. It's a good morning bud and will get you going better than a cup of coffee in the morning. The effects of the bud are also very creative and recommended for those who are trying to write or painting or any of the arts. Being happy is also a side effect of this particular strain, which is something that can't really be argued with.
The negative side effects of the purple haze strain are few but some reports did say that users experienced a headache. However, the strain is great for those that are anxious, as well as having positive effects on PMS. Plus, with these deep purple flowers and a seriously dank smell. This particular strain can pretty much be smoked whenever, a wake and bake or perhaps a wind-down at the end of the day. Purple Haze should be tried at least once by every stoner.
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