Vermont Voters Leaning Towards Retail Cannabis
Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, June, 3rd 2014 by THCFinder
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.
DOJ Restricted From Interfering With Medical Cannabis
Category: News | Posted on Mon, June, 2nd 2014 by THCFinder
DOJ Restricted From Interfering With Cannabis
It's enraging for stoners to see their friends, family, and fellow smokers to get thrown in jail for simply enjoying a plant. There's nothing wrong with utilizing nature... Why are people getting so severely punished for it? It's definitely not fair and definitely needs to change. This week was a great one for medical cannabis patients everywhere, providing that the House vote is respected by the people conducting these ridiculous raids.
The US House Of Representatives spent the majority of a day debating this subject, not leaving until after midnight. But the lower chamber of Congress changed the game when they cast their vote of 219 to 189 in favor of restricting the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration from using taxpayer money in order to interfere with the state-approved medical marijuana programs. Erik Altieri of NORML Communications said that "the approval of this amendment is a resounding victor for basic compassion and common sense". Patients can now rest with a little more assurance that they'll be able to get their meds without government interference.
The incredibly conflicting laws between the state and federal government regarding marijuana leaves the patients in a tense situation. On one hand, they are told by their doctors that cannabis is a positive, helpful treatment for a disease that they're suffering from. But on the other, they stand to lose their entire lives because of this medicine, just because the federal government can't manage to tear themselves away from harassing sick people. The Feds should have absolutely no right to get involved with patient medicine and invading the clinics where this medicine is available is definitely an interference.
The amendment that passed also says that the DOJ and DEA cannot use taxpayer funds to shut down hemp operations as well. The hemp products will be state sanctioned and will drastically improve the overall wellbeing of the states that approve it. More than a dozen states have enacted pro-hemp cultivation amendments, allowing farmers to grow one of the most useful plants in the entire world.
The amendments still must be approved by the Senate and then signed by the President. Hopefully, they make it all the way through and the world of cannabis will begin to really change for the better.
Are Marijuana Dab Hits Safe? First Ever Scientific Review
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, June, 2nd 2014 by THCFinder
Have you ever taken a dab hit? If so, then you are not alone. Dab hits are becoming more and more popular everyday. I remember five years ago only the most dedicated marijuana fans on the West Coast and in Colorado were hip to the dab scene. Now I know people on the East Coast and all over the Midwest that can’t get enough dab hits to keep them satisfied.
One of the first questions people ask me when they have never taken a dab hit before is ‘are dab hits safe?’ It’s a question that was previously hard to answer because there wasn’t a solid scientific review out there. However, a recent scientific review was conducted by Mallory Loflin and Dr. Mitch Earleywine. Below is an overview of how they approached the study, and the conclusion:
A new method for administering cannabinoids, called butane hash oil (“dabs”), is gaining popularity among marijuana users. Despite press reports that suggest that “dabbing” is riskier than smoking flower cannabis, no data address whether dabs users experience more problems from use than those who prefer flower cannabis.
The present study aimed to gather preliminary information on dabs users and test whether dabs use is associated with more problems than using flower cannabis.
Participants (n = 357) reported on their history of cannabis use, their experience with hash oil and the process of “dabbing,” reasons for choosing “dabs” over other methods, and any problems related to both flower cannabis and butane hash oil.
Analyses revealed that using “dabs” created no more problems or accidents than using flower cannabis. Participants did report that “dabs” led to higher tolerance and withdrawal (as defined by the participants), suggesting that the practice might be more likely to lead to symptoms of addiction or dependence.
The use of butane hash oil has spread outside of the medical marijuana community and users view it as significantly more dangerous than other forms of cannabis use.
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