Marijuana limits behind the wheel
Category: News | Posted on Wed, November, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
BROOKFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Medical marijuana is now legal in Massachusetts. Which means patients are allowed to drive with some marijuana in their system legally, but how much before they're considered impaired?
Massachusetts doesn't have a breathalyzer type device to determine how high someone is behind the wheel. The 22News I-Team went to the State Police barracks in Brookfield to see what steps police are taking to keep our roads safe from drivers under the influence of marijuana.
“If you're asking if there will be limit like there is with blood alcohol, I don't know. It's up to the legislature. Right now there is no limit on the books, it's whether or not a person is impaired when they are driving,” said State Police Trooper Matthew Simpson.
Trooper Simpson is a drug recognition expert. He said, “There's a program, it's an international program where we have 17 troopers trained in and we're planning to train an additional 20 in the next ten months or so in response to medical marijuana.”
The State Police are already amping up their efforts in response to the medical marijuana dispensaries. Attorney Richard Evans told the I-Team he expects that marijuana could be completely legalized and taxed in Massachusetts in the new few years.
“We often hear that we should slow down in reforming the marijuana laws because there's not a so called breathalyzer test for marijuana, I think that's a bogus argument I think that's just an excuse not to do anything,” said Evans.
Read more: http://www.wwlp.com/
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, November, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
Hershey 3-year-old's condition makes a case for medical marijuana
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, November, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
If Pennsylvania legislators would heed the plight of 3-year-old Hershey resident Garrett Brann, they would agree to take a more rational approach toward the medical use of marijuana.
Garrett has Dravet Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy that starts in infancy. The disease wracks his body with seizures, as if random jolts of electricity are repeatedly shooting through him.
With his debilitating condition, Garrett frequently falls and can’t feed himself. His family has tried roughly 10 different types of anti-seizure drugs.
One treatment might help, but it is illegal in Pennsylvania.
“Charlotte’s Web” is an oil derived from marijuana plants. It comes from a benign strain of marijuana, one that has almost no THC, the chemical that gives users the euphoric “high.” Patients take the oil with food, not by smoking.
ther families whose children suffer serious seizures have used the oil extract, with good results. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, documented how marijuana is helping treat a child with chronic seizures in Colorado, where medical marijuana is legal.
Garrett’s mother told WITF’s Radio SmartTalk Monday she didn’t know if the marijuana oil extract will help her son. But the family would like to give it a try and is considering a move to Colorado.
Garrett, his family and others facing similar medical challenges deserve to have every possible tool that might help them, right here in Pennsylvania.
Read more: http://www.pennlive.com
Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, November, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
There are people that believe a perc is a perc and that there really isn't a difference. These people couldn't be more wrong. There are three main kinds of percs that come in bongs; tree, inline, and dome. Of course, there are tons of different kinds but these are the ones that tend to be most common. Depending on the kind of perc dictates the smoothness of the hit. The argument that bong water filters out toxins also assists people when they're picking a bong, regardless of the validity of that claim.
Tree percs contain multiple "arms" or "branches" that fill with smoke, while simultaneously filtering smoke through the water at the base of each arm. The tree perc offers a very fine filtration of the water and is an efficient design. The downside is that they're difficult to clean, especially when using the salt and alcohol method. However, the appeal of the tree percs hits draw stoners in. Clean hits are better than clean bongs to most.
Another common type of perc is the inline. This is my personal favorite. An inline is "sideways" and are pretty long, as they are positioned horizontally rather than vertically. Because of this, larger bubbles can be formed. The piece becomes more sensitive to the user's hit, which means the harder you inhale, the bigger hit you're going to get. Be careful. If not used to an inline perc, it's possible to get knocked on your ass.
Dome percs are the cheaper ones that people seem to find. They're really easy to clean, which is a huge upside to those stoners that find cleaning glass a real pain. They don't filter the smoke as well as the other percs and aren't as desired as other designs. But their low price tag and easily cleaned parts are definitely a good selling point.
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