Santa Ana home to remaining O.C. pot shops
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Thu, October, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
In a county where there were once hundreds of pot shops, now there are 29, and they are all in Santa Ana.
Nearly six months after the state Supreme Court ruled municipalities can ban storefront marijuana dispensaries using their land-use powers, Orange County cities and law enforcement have run out most of the shops selling to medical marijuana patients.
Article Tab: Most Orange County storefront pot shops closed after a May state Supreme Court decision that allowed cities to ban them. Suite A Laguna Health was the last surviving pot shop in south Orange County, and was shuttered in late August. The space, in a strip mall on Crown Valley Parkway, is now empty and up for lease.
Garden Grove closed more than 60 shops after the May 6 decision, said Community Development Director Susan Emery.
Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, October, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
Arizona PTSD patients to be considered for medical marijuana
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, October, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
PHOENIX - The Arizona Department of Health Services is considering making medical marijuana available to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder patients.
The decision comes after the ADHS accepted a petition to list PTSD as a debilitating condition under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act on Oct. 6, according to a report from the Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association (AZCNA).
During a public hearing Tuesday at the ADHS, the majority in attendance were in favor of the petition's goal including Vietnam veteran Gerold Deyoung who uses medical marijuana for other conditions but feels in the process, it has helped take away the pain of his PTSD.
However, one speaker, Dr. Leland Fairbanks, did not think it would cure veterans of PTSD completely and suggested that "they should join their veteran support groups" or "go to their veterans' hospital" instead.
According to the 2012 Department of Veterans Affair Report, 239,174 veterans were reported to have PTSD on Veterans Health Administration rosters.
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, October, 30th 2013 by THCFinder
Are Sexy Stoners A Help Or Hinder For Medical Marijuana?
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, October, 30th 2013 by THCFinder
Shuffling through the social media webpages associated with marijuana, one will see the incredibly large amount of scantily clad ladies. Sometimes the girls will have some cannabis related accessory in the picture and sometimes, there won't be. Of course these girls are a beacon of attraction for male smokers all over the place but they also could be a direct weapon against the fight to legalize medical marijuana.
It is common knowledge in the mass media world that sex sells. It is an iconic topic that people utilize to sell products, promote music, and just because it looks good. Girls like this are empowering to other girls and sometimes promote the acceptance of all body types, which would obviously be a really great message to send with cannabis. Not only are we trying to help people by allowing this plant, but we promote positive self images and acceptance. Companies also benefit from these pages because a cute stoner girl's page attracts attention and is a good use of product placement. Whether or not the girls realize that they're a marketing utensil, it does benefit the small, start up companies that may have fizzled out if it had not been for female promotion via social media.
Although it does seem like this kind of provocative advertising may seem like an awesome idea, keep in mind that there are still people that are going to attempt to use this as a weapon. Just the other day, I was on Instagram and saw a risqué photo with a comment reading "If you're wondering why medical marijuana isn't taken seriously, here's the reason". After reading that, you have to admit that there is another side to the advertising idea of using naked women. A very negative side that people may try to use against the cause if they find it. You don't see Zoloft being promoted by girls in bikinis, so it stands to be argued that girls in bikinis could be viewed as negative publicity for medical marijuana.
Social media is a tool that can be used to an extreme benefit for those who know what's it capable of. Some of these pretty stoner ladies promote such a positive image, like the stoners who promote healthy living and exercise. However, there is a difference between promotion and pornography. Knowing where to draw the line is extremely important. While there are some photos on Instagram that manage to keep it classy while showing skin, there are others that may possibly be used as a weapon against our cause. Of course, it's up to the person behind the username to differentiate a positive message verses a negative one.
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