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Hells OG Weed

Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, April, 22nd 2014 by THCFinder

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Pro-marijuana 4/20 events face backlash from legalization skeptics

Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, April, 22nd 2014 by THCFinder
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A national anti-marijuana group has met with Obama administration officials to encourage the federal government to reverse legalization in Colorado and Washington.
 
Meanwhile, on Monday, a Colorado group concerned about the impacts of legalization on children issued a statement decrying the scenes of public pot smoking in Denver on Sunday, a day marijuana enthusiasts treat as a holiday called 4/20.
 
Both are examples of organizations skeptical of legalization pointing to the unprecedented interest around marijuana in Denver this past week as reason to change or reverse the 16-month-old law. Scenes of open toking, cannabis commercialism and pot-fueled revelry, the groups say, run contrary to the restrained system of at-home marijuana use that voters approved in 2012.
 
"This is not healthy for our young people," said Gina Carbone, a spokeswoman for the group Smart Colorado. "This does not send the right message. ... We're not educating our kids to the harms of it. Instead, we're glorifying it and promoting it."
 
Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown likewise questioned whether the 4/20 celebrations are beneficial to Denver and said he hopes any added expense incurred by the police department as a result of the events are paid for by taxes on marijuana stores.
 
"It's not Denver's finest hour, let's put it that way," Brown said. "And it still comes across to me as in-your-face politics."
 
For the first 4/20 after history-making recreational marijuana stores opened in Colorado, Denver was awash in marijuana-centric events on Sunday — the most notable being the large pro-pot rally in Civic Center park that culminated with a mass smoke-out at 4:20 p.m. This year, Denver police
 
 

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Black Water OG

Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, April, 21st 2014 by THCFinder

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23 Health Benefits Of Marijuana

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, April, 21st 2014 by THCFinder
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States around the country — more than 20 in total — have been legalizing medical marijuana. 
 
Recently, CNN's chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta reversed his opinion on medical marijuana.
 
While recreational marijuana is controversial, many people agree with Gupta's new stance, and believe that the drug should be legal for medical uses.
 
While the benefits of smoking pot may be overstated by advocates of marijuana legalization, the new legalization will help researchers study the drugs' medicinal uses, and better understand how it impacts the body.
 
Currently only 6% of studies on marijuana analyze its medicinal properties.
 
Keep in mind, though, that there are negative effects of smoking too much pot or using it for non-medicinal purposes. When overused or abused, pot can cause dependency and mess with your memory and emotions.
 
There are at least two active chemicals in marijuana that researchers think have medicinal application. Those are cannabidiol (CBD) — which seems to impact the brain without a high— and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — which has pain relieving properties.
 
Also keep in mind that these same health benefits can be gained by taking THC pills, Dronabinol, which in some ways is more effective than smoked marijuana.
 
Randy Astaiza contributed to an earlier version of this story.
 
It can be used to treat Glaucoma.
 
Marijuana use can be used to treat and prevent the eye disease glaucoma, which increases pressure in the eyeball, damaging the optic nerve and causing loss of vision.
 
Marijuana decreases the pressure inside the eye, according to the National Eye Institute: "Studies in the early 1970s showed that marijuana, when smoked, lowered intraocular pressure (IOP) in people with normal pressure and those with glaucoma."
 
These effects of the drug may slow the progression of the disease, preventing blindness.
 
 
 
It may help reverse the carcinogenic effects of tobacco and improve lung health.
 
According to a study published in Journal of the American Medical Association in January 2012, marijuana does not impair lung function and can even increase lung capacity.
 
Researchers looking for risk factors of heart disease tested the lung function of 5,115 young adults over the course of 20 years. Tobacco smokers lost lung function over time, but pot users actually showed an increase in lung capacity.
 
It's possible that the increased lung capacity maybe  due to taking a deep breaths while inhaling the drug and not from a therapeutic chemical in the drug.
 
 
 
It can help control epileptic seizures.
 
Marijuana use can prevent epileptic seizures, a 2003 study showed.
 
Robert J. DeLorenzo, of Virginia Commonwealth University, gave marijuana extract and synthetic marijuana to epileptic rats. The drugs rid the rats of the seizures for about 10 hours. Cannabinoids like the active ingredients in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (also known as THC), control seizures by binding to the brain cells responsible for controlling excitability and regulating relaxation.
 

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Pot Butter

Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, April, 21st 2014 by THCFinder

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Florida Dems Add Medical Marijuana To Ballot To Boost Voter Turnout

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, April, 21st 2014 by THCFinder
florida-mmjFlorida Democrats are pushing for a constitutional amendment that would put medical marijuana on the state’s ballot this November. If the initiative passes, Florida would become the first southern state to legalize some form of marijuana usage. Recent Battleground polls have shown widespread support, especially among young voters.
 
In a previous MPP blog post, we discussed how about 70% of voters (nationwide) would be more likely to vote this fall if marijuana was on the ballot, and how midterm elections traditionally have lower voter turnout, especially with young voters and liberals. In the 2012 elections, Washington and Colorado both saw significant spikes in voter turnout, possibly due to marijuana being on the ballot. If Florida follows suit, it will be a testament to marijuana’s spillover effect.
 
Florida Democrats are hoping it “could have a marginal impact,” which doesn’t sound like much, but “a marginal impact in Florida could be the difference between winning and losing,” according to Steve Schale, a Democratic consultant who managed Obama’s Florida campaign in 2008.
 
A recent Republican victory in a special House election last month typified the Democrats’ turnout problem. The St. Petersburg-area district has 2.4 percent more registered Republicans than Democrats, but GOP voters outnumbered Democrats by eight percentage points, according to election results.
 

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