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Tacoma Washington May Shut Down DIspenaries

Category: News | Posted on Mon, December, 15th 2014 by THCFinder
tacoma-wa-shutting-down-dispensariesPlans released by city leaders last week were to send out letter to cease operations at marijuana dispensaries as soon as this January, as they are not licensed under Initiative 502. For both business owners and patients, this serves as devastating news. All of the medical marijuana dispensaries in the city could be gone in early 2015. 
But while the medical marijuana clinics would close, the recreational shops in the area would remain open. For people who want to get healed rather than high, this idea isn’t great for them. Recreational shops don’t offer the same type of medicinal products that medical shops do, not to mention that the taxes are higher on recreational cannabis. 
Places like Ancient Holistic Remedies in Tacoma are extremely worried about what will happen if their shop gets shut down. “This is out apothecary,” said Kimberly Braga, the owner. “It’s our traditional Eastern apothecary and we do have cannabis.” The shop has been open since 2012, in honor of Kim’s father who died of cancer. When he was diagnosed, his treatment of choice was marijuana and Kim and her husband opened the shop in his memory. They serve a great deal of patients in the Tacoma area, like Susan Fairchild, a hairdresser that suffers from severe arthritis. 
If the Tacoma City Council reveals a plan to shut down the unregulated pot shops, however, Ancient Apothecaries and as many as 50 other shops will have to close their doors. Tacoma City Council Member Anders Isben stated, “Ultimately, with these collective gardens, we respect the work that they’ve done and the work that went in to the process but there’s just such legal ambiguity and another concern is that there’s such a proliferation or concentration of these stores in certain neighborhoods.”
Fairchild compares getting her medicine at a recreational shop to buying isopropyl alcohol at a liquor store. It’s just not something that you do. “They aren’t taking the time to see who’s doing things right and they’re going to rope us all in to the same boat and set us out to sail, which is tragic,” Braga said.


Sensi Star (Indica)

Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, December, 15th 2014 by THCFinder


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Sensi Star - Indica

Sensi Star is a great indoor plant, producing powerful, resinous, and very compact buds. Although mostly indica, she retains a complex high that affects the mind as well as the body. This headstrong indica produces rock hard colas that have a lemony scent and taste. Some smokers find the buzz to be a very strong body stone, while others report a high with more energetic, cerebral properties as well as a body sensation. THC levels have been reported at 20 percent for this variety, making it a one-hitter quitter. CBD has been measured at .9 percent.


Just let me hit this bong real quick...

Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, December, 15th 2014 by THCFinder



Marijuana May Treat PTSD-Induced Nightmares

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, December, 15th 2014 by THCFinder
marijuana-and-ptsd-nightmaresI have a friend that suffers from sever PTSD. She was the victim of some horrific circumstances, and she has tried everything to help cope with her PTSD. The only thing that works is medical marijuana. Unfortunately, Child Protective Services frowns upon medical marijuana, even in the most extreme cases, which has resulted in her kids being taken away. She is in the process of getting her kids back, but it comes on the condition that she never uses medical marijuana again while they live in her home, which is sad. She doesn’t smoke in front of her kids, and most of the time was using tinctures. But, sadly, she has to suffer from her PTSD without help from medical marijuana in order to get her kids back.
PTSD is a horrible thing to deal with. One of the worst parts is the PTSD-induced nightmares. A recent study shows that medical marijuana can help with PTSD-induced nightmares. Per The Joint Blog:
Subjects were “followed for 7 weeks and then, following a 2-week washout period, were titrated with the other study treatment and followed for an additional 7 weeks. The modified intent-to-treat (mITT) population, which included all treated subjects that met inclusion/exclusion criteria, was analyzed.”
Researchers found that; “In this small sample NAB provided significant relief for military personnel with PTSD, indicating that it shows promise as a clinically-relevant treatment for patients with nightmares and a history of non-response to traditional therapies.
If you know someone that suffers from PTSD-induced nightmares, suggest that they use medical marijuana. It might be what they need to help cope with such a debilitating condition.


Cali Mist - Hybrid

Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, December, 15th 2014 by THCFinder





Cali Mist - Hybrid

Arguably the top sativa strain available, Kali Mist is always a top choice among true cannabis connoisseurs. Known to give a very energetic high, even psychedelic at times. Kali Mist is a favorite among women (and their husbands) because of its power to relieve PMS symptoms.


Five States Thinking About Legalization In 2016

Category: Legalization | Posted on Mon, December, 15th 2014 by THCFinder
In 2014, there were three states that legalized cannabis; Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC. These three states joined in with Washington and Colorado, making a total of five states that have begun to sell marijuana recreationally. If the states continue to see the same amount of success as they have so far, it’s expected that there will be more states that join this list in the ballot year 2016. Here are the five most likely states that are looking at marijuana legalization in the next two years.
In 2010, there was a legalization proposal on the ballot but it fell short of the required 60% needed to pass. As a rebuttal to the fail, the Marijuana Policy Project spearheaded a campaign for marijuana legalization in California 2016. MPP is urging voters to pass a tax in order to regulate the initiative similar to how Colorado has chosen to regulate the business. Since California was the first state to pass a bill for legal medical marijuana in 1996, MPP expects that their campaign will help to push California over the edge in to legal marijuana.
While being a state that has long been somewhat of a supporter of marijuana use, Nevada has decriminalized the possession of the plant as well as medical use in 2000. The state went even further as to revise the existing polices in place for medical marijuana in 2013 in order to meet the intentions put forth in the original law. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana in Nevada is an organization that is working towards putting the legal marijuana initiative on the ballot in 2016. 
Much like the above mentioned Nevada, Massachusetts has a history of legislatively support of marijuana use, allowing the decriminalization and medical marijuana ballots both to pass. In 2014, votes approved ballot questions that showed support for legalization and regulation. A Boston Herald poll showed that 53% of likely voters say that they favor marijuana legalization.
Portland and South Portland have already legalized cannabis for recreational use. They allow medical marijuana and have decriminalized possession. 
Arizona; Even though the penalties for cannabis are strict in this state, there will be a large push for recreational marijuana in Arizona in Safer Arizona is a political action committee that will be taking up broad support for the plant’s reform during the election, aiming to have marijuana legalized and regulated like alcohol. Arizona Capitol Times ran a poll in February showing that 51% of voters favorite legalization in 2016.



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