Screens Save Weed
Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, November, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
In a stoner's world, it's always about maximizing the weed and getting the best smoking experience that you can. One thing that seems to be missing from a lot of stoner tools is the screen. These small metal circles are cheap and convenient and can save small amounts of weed from becoming uselessly stuck in bong water. The amount of weed that ends up in the bong water is small but definitely accumulates over time.
Most people would argue that this is the purpose of the ash catchers. True, however the weed still ends up in the bong water. This is still wasteful and even though it doesn't seem like a lot, it does add up. Adding a screen is a perfect was to make sure that every bit of weed possible is saved from death by bong water. Easy to mold in to the right shape to fit your piece and extremely easy to remove.
A screen in a bowl without water filtration is also a good thing. As we all know, there isn't a single person in the world that likes getting pull through on a bowl. By putting a screen, no longer will you have to nurse the bowl. You can hit the piece without worrying about getting crispy buds in your mouth when you smoke. The screens are made in all sizes and can be bought at any headshop or smokeshop. There are also certain pieces of glass that come with built in screens.
Conserving weed is important and so is keep your glass clean. Screens prevent a lot of the buildup in bowls and bong slides. It keeps the weed from getting stuck, plus your water will stay much clearer for much longer. By keeping the burnt bud out of the water, you won't wind up with that swampy looking water for a lot longer.
Weeks-old traces of marijuana can land you a DUI in Arizona
Category: News | Posted on Sat, November, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
In Arizona, getting behind the wheel of a car weeks after smoking marijuana opens up the possibility of being charged with driving under the influence. Soon, however, the state Supreme Court may say that law has to go.
Current legislation on the books in Arizona allows automobile drivers to be charged with DUI if a blood sample indicates the presence of even a trace amount of Carboxy-THC, a secondary metabolite of marijuana. Carboxy-THC can stay in the body for weeks after someone smokes pot, but is non-psychoactive, meaning it can’t actually cause any sort of impairment. Despite scientific prove indicating such, however, a stringent state law in Arizona allows anyone whose smoked marijuana — even one month earlier — to end up behind bars.
Phoenix, Arizona attorney Michael Alarid is currently in the midst of having the state re-consider a 2010 DUI conviction against one of his clients, who he attests was not driving under the influence at the time of the incident but simply had trace amounts of THC in his system. A trial judge eventually threw out the charge, but an Alarid is concerned about a Court of Appeals decision mandating that laws on impaired driving “must be interpreted broadly.”
"The courts are supposed to interpret statutes as to avoid absurd results," Alarid told a local CBS affiliate. "It's possible in Arizona to be convicted of DUI when, in fact, a blood test proves a person is not impaired."
If all works out for Alarid, he’ll win by convincing the state’s top justices to overturn a Court of Appeals decision from the 1990s when “marijuana was a completely illicit substance,” Alarid told the network. Today, however, medical marijuana is legal in Arizona and more than a dozen other states, and recreational use is allowed by law in Washington, Colorado and — due to a decision just this week — shortly Portland, Maine.
When Alarid tried to make his case in court on Tuesday, Chief Justice Rebecca Berch asked a state prosecutor how the law would be utilized if future breakthroughs will allow investigators to discover even more miniscule traces of Carboxy-THC.
“Let’s assume that scientific testing develops and you can find Carboxy-THC remaining in the system for a year, does that have any effect on your position here today?” Chief Justice Berch asked Deputy Maricopa County Attorney Susan Luder. “Let’s now assume that it’s five years that you can test THC levels — Carboxy-THC remaining in the system, does there come a point where the statute lacks a rational basis?”
According to the Arizona Daily Star, Luder argued that Berch’s case wasn’t realistic and that it’s “up to the Legislature to decide” if DUI convictions can be handed down to defendants who may have smoked marijuana weeks earlier.
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