Medicated Rocky Road
Category: Recipes | Posted on Fri, November, 8th 2013 by THCFinder
Treats like this make great gifts. They're able to be wrapped up and tied with a bow, delivered to friends and family (If they so choose to medicate). Since Halloween has passed and the next holidays include lots of eating, it makes sense to make some Rocky Road for the holidays. Or maybe not for the holidays... Maybe you just want these treats for yourself!
What You'll Need;
5 tablespoons of cannabutter
1 cup unsalted nuts (you can pick your favorite)
2 1/2 cups of chocolate chips
4 cups marshmallows cut in half (get white and pink marshmallows!)
1/2 cup cherries
1/2 toasted coconut
Get a cookie tin and use 1 tablespoon of the cannabutter to grease the pan. The rest of the cannabutter is for the recipe itself. After that's done, take the chocolate chips and put them in a bowl in the microwave. Heat them up until they melt, stirring them every 30 seconds until they're liquid. Add the remaining cannabutter to the chocolate chips and continue to heat for 15 more seconds or until the butter melts. Once everything has melted, stir together well.
After the chocolate and butter have been mixed, pour in the marshmallows, nuts, coconut, and cherries until everything is even. Your mixture will look somewhat like a tar pit with things still stuck in it. Pour your mixture on to the pan that you have set up. Then, stick it in the fridge! Let it sit in there until it's firm! Then, cut the treats in to medium squares. Ready to be served! Enjoy!
Granddaddy Purple (Indica)
Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, November, 8th 2013 by THCFinder
Miami Beach backs medical marijuana; is Florida next?
Category: Legalization | Posted on Fri, November, 8th 2013 by THCFinder
Miami Beach voters became the first in Florida to call for the decriminalization of marijuana for medical use in a Tuesday vote that gives a glimpse of statewide support for the issue.
The 64-36 percent approval jibed with state and national polls that show medical-marijuana support approaching 60 percent or more.
The non-binding straw poll — calling on the city to ask the state and federal governments to allow medical cannabis — was so popular that it garnered about 1,000 more votes than the leading candidate for mayor, Philip Levine.
The group People United for Medical Marijuana, which is backing a proposed constitutional amendment to make Florida the 20th pot-decriminalization state, hopes Tuesday’s Miami Beach vote reflects state sentiment.
“It speaks pretty positively to our chances next November,” said Benjamin Pollara, treasurer of the Orlando-based group.
“This was a very low turnout election in Miami Beach,” he said, “it’s a relatively old electorate, and yet it still got close to 65 percent of the vote.”
Read more: http://www.bradenton.com
Alcohol Is Really Pissed Off at Marijuana Right Now
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, November, 8th 2013 by THCFinder
Marijuana has been giving alcohol a bad name. So contend booze lobbyists, who are getting sick of an ad campaign that makes the claim that pot is safer than their beloved beverages.
"We're not against legalization of marijuana, we just don't want to be vilified in the process," said one alcohol industry representative who didn't want to be quoted harshing his colleagues mellow. "We don't want alcohol to be thrown under the bus, and we're going to fight to defend our industry when we are demonized."
The marijuana industry has had a good couple of years: a recent poll found that 58 percent of the country thinks the product should be legal, recreational use has been legalized in two states already, and this past election saw the city of Portland, Maine, legalize 2.5 ounces of pot. Ahead of the vote in Portland—which received 70 percent support—the Marijuana Policy Project put up signs around the city with messages like "I prefer marijuana over alcohol because it doesn't make me rowdy or reckless," and "I prefer marijuana over alcohol because it's less harmful to my body."
Alcohol lobbyists believe it's a "red herring" to compare the two. "We believe it's misleading to compare marijuana to beer," said Chris Thorne of the Beer Institute. "Beer is distinctly different both as a product and an industry."
Thorne notes that the alcohol industry is regulated, studied extensively, and perhaps more importantly already an accepted part of the culture.
"Factually speaking beer has been a welcome part of American life for a long time," he said. "The vast majority drink responsibly, so having caricatures won't really influence people."
But MPP takes issue with the idea they are painting a false picture. In a recent Op-Ed for CNN, Dan Riffle, the group's director of federal policies, notes that according to the Centers for Disease Control excessive alcohol use is the third leading lifestyle-related cause of death. Booze also "plays a role in a third of all emergency room visits," he says.
And as to whether it's fair to compare the two substances?
"That's like saying we shouldn't talk about relative harms of sushi to fried chicken," said Mason Tvert, who in addition to working at MPP wrote a book called Marijuana is Safer: So Why are We Driving People to Drink? "It's important that people know the relative harms of all substances, so there's no reason not to talk about the two most popular substances in the world."
Tvert says he could "appreciate their concerns if we were exaggerating or making anything up, but we aren't. We are simply pointing out the facts."
Perhaps there's a need for a booze and weed summit. Tagline: shots taken, not fired.
Read more: http://www.nationaljournal.com
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