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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Category: Fun | Posted on Wed, September, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
Cannabis Consumption Has No Negative Effect On Health, According To New Study
Category: News | Posted on Wed, September, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
A new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and conducted by researchers at Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine, has found that even heavy cannabis consumption has no negative effect on a person’s health status, or their use of health care services (such as emergency room visits).
For the study, researchers studied 589 adults who screened positive for drug use during a primary care visit. Data was then collected on these patients, examining their drug use, their emergency room use and hospitalizations, and their overall health status. In addition, further information regarding past medical diagnoses was obtained from their medical records.
After conducting the study, researchers found absolutely no differences between the health and hospitalization of daily cannabis consumers, compared to those who use no cannabis at all.
“Our findings suggest that marijuana use has little measurable effect on self-reported health or healthcare utilization in adults using drugs identified in a primary care clinic,” says Daniel Fuster, MD, the lead author for the study.
This study combats the prohibitionist argument that tax revenue brought in through cannabis legalization will be offset by increased healthcare costs.
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