More Smokers Leading To Less Failed Drug Tests?
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, December, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
Employee drug testing is a huge issue in the cannabis community right now. Since the laws are changing, it's hard to imagine employers still trying to test for THC, especially in a legal or medical state. If the law and your doctor say you can smoke, but you can't get a job because the hiring party tests for THC? Smokers don't even get a chance to prove their worth. They're eliminated as soon as they fail the test. But oddly enough, as more people start to smoke pot and be open about their choice to do so, the rate of failed drug tests is falling.
The American medical testing company, Quest Diagnostics, analyzed the results of drug testing only to discover that those testing positive for marijuana has fallen under 2%. This study was based on millions of drug tests, submitted to the company by employers. Results show a steady decline in positive marijuana test results over the past ten years. Granted, the rate was at 3% in 2002, it's strange that there would be a decrease... Or stoners have just outsmarted the test. Considering that there are so many people smoking these days, I'd say that we've outsmarted employers for sure.
Declining positive test results is happening for a few reasons. One would be the fact that most people are aware of what companies and jobs call for the pre employment drug test. If the smoker is aware that the test is coming, they can refrain from smoking. This method isn't always the most assuring, since THC can sit in fat cells for months. While some continuous smokers can manage to pass a drug test within two weeks of stopping their smoking, not everyone is as lucky and some people fail months down the road.
There's also the ways that stoners have thought of to pass a drug test. This include using synthetic urine, detox drinks, and a non-smokers urine. These methods are the most reliable, with the exception of the detox drinks. Faking it is probably the best method that stoners have come up with in order to pass the tests. With so many easy ways advertised to help you pass, more smokers are resorting to this way of passing than any other.
Animals & Cannabis
Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, December, 7th 2013 by THCFinder
The only thing that stoners value more than cannabis are their animal companions. Getting stoned and playing with a cat or dog can be a lot of fun. They love you unconditionally and you love them back, without ever worrying that they'll stab you in the back or spread rumors. As long as you give them a steady supply of kibbles, a pet will be your best friend. Unfortunately, our pets don't live as long as we do and it can be extremely hard to say goodbye, especially if the pet is in pain and suffering. Seeing as how almost every creature alive has THC receptors in their brain, is it okay to give sick pets cannabis?
Some people are strongly against giving their pet cannabis. Probably because all that they've experienced is their dog eating their carelessly left out plate of special brownies. Dogs shouldn't eat chocolate in the first place, especially brownies dosed with an amount meant for humans. Allowing an animal to eat our edibles isn't okay and should be avoided. Don't leave brownies or medicate treats out where a pet could reach them. Another don't when it comes to pets and cannabis, avoid blowing smoke at a pet. Their heightened senses are very sensitive to cannabis (or any) smoke and blowing it right at them can be harmful.
However, in the right amount and the proper form, cannabis can transform a sick animal in to a happier one, even if the poor pet is getting up there in age. There is even evidence that cannabis was used by the Ancient Greeks to treat horses with wounds. The cannabis was mixed with other herbs and applied to the injury. The paste assisted with inflammation and pain. This substance is still sold today, under the name Lame Away, which is made with the non-psychoactive THC-A ingredient so it won't get the animal high. Not only does Lame Away carry the poultice, they also produce a salve and an internal tincture as well.
There are multiple accounts of pet owners who have animals that get diagnosed with cancer or other life threatening illnesses in which the animal begins to deteriorate, much like a sick human. They lose their love for life and no longer play. They don't eat the same and have trouble sleeping. While cannabis isn't going to prolong the life of your pet (well it may, but not forever), it will allow your animal to enjoy themselves. The reports claim that pets that are given a cannabis treatment have a newfound energy and playfulness. We understand that as humans, we will outlive our pets. As their owners, we should make them feel as good as possible in their final days.
Will Morocco Legalize Marijuana?
Category: Legalization | Posted on Sat, December, 7th 2013 by THCFinder
There has been a lot of talk lately about Uruguay’s attempts to legalize marijuana. It looks like another nation might be thinking about legalizing marijuana as well. Earlier this week the nation of Morocco’s parliament held a hearing to discuss recreational and medical marijuana. The hearing was organized by the Party for Authenticity and Modernity (PAM).
The Moroccan parliament recently held a hearing to discuss and explore the industrial and medical benefits of marijuana use. The discussions, started by one of Morocco’s main political parties are the first steps to introduce a draft law next year aimed at legalizing the plant. According to RT:
“Security policies aren’t solving the problem because it’s an economic and social issue so the PAM is trying to find a credible alternative,” PAM’s Mehdi Bensaid said. ”We think this crop can become an important economic resource for Morocco and the citizens of this region.”
Illegal marijuana cultivation annually reaches 10 percent of Morocco’s economy with sales estimated at $10 billion, according to the Moroccan Network for the Industrial and Medicinal Use of Marijuana. According to the UN, Morocco is responsible for 42 percent of the world supply of marijuana. Cannabis farms are mainly found in the north of the country in the Rif Mountains.
I dream of day when the United States tries to legalize marijuana on a federal level like Uruguay, or at least has a major political party lead a constructive conversation about it. How many other countries are going to legalize before the United States? How long do you think the United States will watch other countries reap the benefits of legalization before we change our federal policy? I hope that after Uruguay leads the way, the United States won’t be that far behind. And definitely if Uruguay and Morocco both legalize, I would absolutely hope that would be enough. But who knows, United States politics is f’d.
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