Drug testing for marijuana in sports is "unconscionable and wrong,"
Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, September, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
Boxing promoter Bob Arum on Tuesday argued that smoking marijuana should not be against the rules for professional athletes.
“There’s nothing wrong with smoking pot. There is nothing wrong with marijuana,” said Arum, the CEO of Top Rank promotions. Arum was talking in reference to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., 27, who will fight Bryan Vera on Saturday near Los Angeles in his first bout in a year.
Chavez Jr., the son of the legendary Mexican boxer, lost a tight 12-round title fight to Sergio Martinez last year in Las Vegas. But after the fight, he was suspended nine months and fined $100,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for testing positive for marijuana.
“Any suspension for an athlete smoking pot, unless it’s actually at a fight or a game, is unconscionable and wrong,” Arum said. “Let’s be real about it. There’s nothing wrong with pot. And pot can be beneficial.”
“I don’t think he did anything wrong by taking marijuana two weeks prior to his fight,” Arum said.
“The rules of the commission have changed now,” Arum said. “And there’s a doctrine that if the rules change, it applies retroactively to him. Those rules were preposterous and now they’ve changed.”
Broncos linebacker Von Miller is currently serving a six-game suspension leveled by the NFL in part for a failed drug test. Miller has run afoul of the NFL’s drug policy for testing positive for marijuana several times.
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Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, September, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
Smoking becomes a natural routine once you've been doing it for a while. I know many people (myself included) that need to smoke before doing anything. One of the most controversial subjects related to smoking and being stoned would definitely be driving. It's been in the news a bunch. How can you measure how high a driver is? Does smoking and driving really cause you to run over kids as you leave a McDonalds drive thru?
I understand that police want to make sure the roads are safe. However, since there really is no on-the-spot way to tell how high a person is, a cop can't tell if you've been smoking for a day straight or if you took a small toke before getting behind the wheel. There's no machine that you can blow in to so the officer knows how much THC you have in your system. Half of the time, how are they even supposed to know that you're high when products like Visine and gum make it almost impossible to tell who's baked and who's just a happy, calm person.
People in Idaho have the issued the perfect ruing in regards to driving and marijuana. They decided that, because marijuana remains in the system long after the person has ingested the substance, that they would punish those who were actually impaired. Not only that but a study released in 1999 by the folks over at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that the effects of marijuana on drivers is "relatively small" compared to booze and certain prescribed medications. While the weed today is more potent than in the 90s, the tolerance of people to THC has also gone up. Either way, I must say that punishment for a driver who has used marijuana should absolutely be less than a driver who is driving drunk.
If we're going to seriously punish people for driving while under the influence of something, make it alcohol. The effects of weed aren't even close to the impairing effects of alcohol. I don't want any of you to go out, get stoned, and attempt to drive. If it comes to it and you have no choice, it is what it is. But if you've been drinking, seriously call a cab. I have had numerous people get hurt or die from alcohol related accidents and plenty more for hitting other cars while swerving around the streets. At least pot doesn't actually make you see double or triple of what's in front you. This alone makes weed a better substance to drive with, not to mention the unfortunate problem of vomiting while drunk. That's a situation that not one of your friends will appreciate.
Please remember to stay safe while driving. Don't act like an idiot. Be smart! :)
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, September, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
NORML marijuana Super Bowl commercial advances in Intuit competition
Category: News | Posted on Thu, September, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
A spokesman for NORML emailed this morning that the pro-legal marijuana group’s submission to Intuit’s small business completion for a Super Bowl commercial spot has advanced to the second round.
Check out NORML’s updated submission to the contest.
From NORML’s communications director, Erik Altieri:
NORML would like to thank everyone who voted for our entry in Intuit’s contest. Millions of Americans now believe that it is time to legalize and regulate marijuana, winning this contest will help put that message in front of millions more.
As a non-profit with a small staff and limited budget, we would greatly benefit from this contest just the same as any of the other small business entries. One would argue that NORML would benefit even more so than many of these entries, as our brand is looking to broadcast a truly national message and bring to light an issue that directly and adversely impacts countless thousands in our country every year.
We hope Intuit will give NORML the same fair chance as any other entrant. Our victory would be a win for all parties involved: Intuit gets lots of media coverage and good will for themselves and their contest, FOX would bring in hundreds of thousands of new viewers who would otherwise not watch the Super Bowl, and NORML gets to take our message about the tragic failings of marijuana prohibition to the masses.
Keep voting and we can make marijuana law reform the topic of discussion at watch parties across the nation during this years “Big Game.”
That puts the pro-pot group one step closer and Intuit in an even tighter spot.
Read more: http://blog.seattlepi.com
Origin of the Chillum
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, September, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
Every stoner know what a chillum is! They're the cute little pieces that you can easily hide and pack quickly for when you're on the go. Mostly made of glass, there are also metal and wood ones as well, although I definitely prefer the glass ones. So where did these dope little things come from? They weren't some crazy stoner invention, but rather have served many purposes over the course of history. They still make an impact today, all around the world.
These pieces have been in use since the 18th century by Hindu monks in India. It is said that the monks are the original inventors of the pipe and traditionally made it out of baked clay. People in Africa also used the chillum and they started off smoking cannabis out of it before they even started smoking tobacco out of them. The chillums were first made out of gourds and different types of animal horns, which as you can imagine were probably crafted for ceremonies and meetings between villages. Rastafarians still use the piece in ceremonies today, usually a piece made out of cow horn or conical wood piece. While we don't really give this little piece too much credit, it's come a long way through smoking history!
The piece is extremely popular in America as well, especially among the younger smokers because they're so darn easy to hide from prying parents. Not only that but they're super easy to clean which means that they don't ever have to smell. Totally discreet piece that you can continue to use, rather than throwing it away like a soda can pipe or a water bottle. Chillums are sold at headshops all over the place. It is certainly a staple in the stoner community and I think that we should give it a little more credit than we do. Bongs have also been around for an extremely long time but they're already appreciated. Chillums are definitely one of the most underrated smoking devices.
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