Denver Prepares For 2014 Legalization
Category: Legalization | Posted on Wed, December, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
With January being the month that Denver will put their legalization bill in to effect, the state is scrambling to figure out where they're going to put the weed stores. The waiting list for permits grows a bit every day and people are beginning to get frustrated with how long the licenses seem to be taking. The list as of right now has over 100 businesses on it, all requesting to be a licensed marijuana shop. But unfortunately for Denver, there may be as little as five to ten shops opening when the bill goes in to effect.
The city and state are the ones obstructing the licensing of marijuana retailers, almost as if they're trying to stop the bill from passing just by being asinine. By delaying these documents, perhaps the governments hopes to deter people from even trying to obtain a permit, limiting the number of shops in the area. The government in Colorado is legitimately trying to stop democracy and it is 100% wrong, not to mention incredibly immature. Maybe they don't understand but the bill has passed and if the government decides that they will keep delaying permits, I'm sure that there will be some sort of rebellion from the citizens who voted to legalize.
The Mayor in Denver, Michael Hancock, has been anti-cannabis since day one. When asked by the Denver Post is he hated the idea of marijuana, Hancock replied "Yes" without a second of hesitation. He went on to say in this interview that he has "seen the devastation of the progression of marijuana to a harsher drug like crack cocaine and a lot of folks that have dealt with substance abuse - particularly with cocaine and crack cocaine - they started with marijuana." Long story short, Hancock is just long winding the gateway drug theory. His quote could easily have been used fifty years ago and the reasoning holds no water. People do crack cocaine because they said yes to the first time someone offered it to them. Marijuana did not hold a gun to those peoples' heads and say "You will do crack cocaine". No, that definitely did not happen.
Denver's absurdly childish response to the legalization of marijuana just shows that even when the plant is legal, there are still many hurdles that we'll have to jump over. We believe that the fight ends once the bills say it's legal but there's much more to it than that. Just because the law says it, doesn't mean that people will agree with it. Once the laws change, we will still have to change the minds of people like Michael Hancock and the other members of the Denver government that are dragging their feet with this. The fight for marijuana acceptance will never truly end, while legalization gets continuously closer, even though it's slow.
Liquor Board reverses on medical marijuana, recommends patient home grows
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, December, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
The state Liquor Control Board has changed its tune on allowing medical marijuana patients to grow their own cannabis. It does now recommend patients be allowed to grow up to 6 plants for personal use.
“Allow home grows and the ability for a qualified patient or designated provider to possess marijuana plants. A qualified patient or designated provider may possess 6 plants, 3 flowering and 3 nonflowering,” the board writes in its new list of recommendations for creating a new state-guided medical marijuana system. (You can read the entire document below.)
However, the recommendations also call for the elimination of collective gardens, the backbone of the current medical marijuana market.
Collective gardens allow several patients to grow plants that can be harvested for themselves and others who are members of the collective but not themselves growers. The growers then can be reimbursed for their expenses, thus creating the current controversial “store fronts” that sell marijuana to patients with medical cards for “contributions.”
The Washington Legislature – which ordered the Washington State Liquor Control Board and other agencies to come up with the recommendations – will make the actual laws creating this new system, using these recommendations or coming up with new ones.
Outcry followed initial recommendations
In the first draft of recommendations, the board’s staff had recommended that home-growing be disallowed and all legal marijuana in the state come from the I-502 system. The old recommendation had also wanted to end the ability of qualified patients or designated providers to possess marijuana plants in any stage of growth.
Read more: http://blog.seattlepi.com
Chocolate Cannabis Cake
Category: Recipes | Posted on Wed, December, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
As always, the holidays call for some seriously dank desserts. As I always say, there is no holiday if you're not having some epic creation after dinner. Impress your friends and family with this amazing recipe for cannabis hash chocolate cake. Everyone will be sure to enjoy something as dank as this, with both cannabis and chocolate in it, there's no going wrong with this dessert!
What You'll Need;
145 g soft white breadcrumbs
225 g cannabis butter
6 eggs, separated into yolks and whites
4 tsp vanilla essence
225 g dark chocolate
120 g ground almonds
345 g caster sugar, plus an extra pinch
30 g plain flour
And for the icing, you'll need;
170 g caster sugar
225 g icing sugar
6 tbsp water
85 g cocoa powder
130 g cannabis butter
Preheat your over to 320 degrees. Pregrease a normal sized cake tin. We'll start with the cake and do the icing second. First, melt the chocolate in a bowl placed over a pan of boiling water. In the meantime, beat the cannabis butter with the sugar until it is soft. Slowly add in the egg yolks and almonds. Then add the flour, vanilla essence, melted chocolate, and breadcrumbs. In a separate bow, whip the egg whites and the pinch of sugar until stiff. Fold this in to the cake mix and pour in the the cake tin. Bake for an hour and be sure to do the toothpick test before removing from the oven!
The icing is made by sieving the cocoa and the icing sugar in to a bowl. Warm the cannabutter, water, and sugar in the microwave until the sugar dissolves. Add this mix to the dry substance and beat together until the mixture becomes thick. Spread the icing over the cooled caked and add sprinkles if you'd like! Enjoy your cannabis cake as well as your holiday season!
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