Former Oregon Police Support Cannabis
Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, December, 2nd 2014 by THCFinder
Even though some law enforcement officers support the idea of cannabis legalization, they are still bound to uphold the “law” and arrest those that are thought to be in possession of the plant. In Oregon, that issue is no more since the law has already passed but a few days before the polls, a letter was written by a coalition of law enforcement officers that came out with public support of Yes On 91. Judges, police, and sherifs contributed to the writing of the letter, saying that the treatment of marijuana as a crime has failed. “Arresting and citing thousands of people in Oregon and elsewhere for marijuana related crimes is a distraction to law enforcement and a misuse of taxpayer resources. The time and money spent should go to make our communities safer. Police resources should be focused on violent criminals, thieves, and criminal cartels.”
The passing of Oregon’s Measure 91 allows adults to possess up to eight ounces of cannabis at home and up to one in public. With the taxes from the recreational sales, Oregon hopes to fund school programs, law enforcement, and drug prevention/educational programs. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is now responsible for the regulation and monitoring of the new industry which will take full effect next year. Oregon joins Colorado and Washington, along with Washington DC and Alaska. Florida was hoping to join the legal medical marijuana market as well but the votes fell short in the sunshine state.
Oregon alone stands to make $17 million to $40 million annually from the recreational sale of cannabis. A recent revenue study from NerdWallet estimated that the numbers could skyrocket to $100 million. With the support of a good chunk of law enforcement, including Kris Olson, a retired US Attorney for the District of Oregon, Tony Ryan, a former Denver Police lieutenant, and Stephen Downing, a retired Los Angeles Police Department deputy sheriff, people should really begin to open their eyes to the possibilities of cannabis and a legal market, where everyone would benefit from the effects.
Although there are still those who voice their opposition to the passing of Measure 91, such as Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis, the measure has successfully passed in the state of Oregon. People like Marquis are worried about the repeated “intoxicated driving” and “increased use by minors”. But the numbers in Washington and Colorado have not yet reflected such worries. It’s believed that the forbidden idea of cannabis is less appealing if it’s allowed, not to mention the money being spent to educate the children as compared to brain wash them to hate a plant. While only time will tell what will really happen in regards to these worries, it’s not thought that any real negative effects will come from the legalization of cannabis in the near future. In fact, there are only positive things happening in Washington and Colorado. Now it’s Oregon and Alaska’s turn to reap some of the benefits from a legal marijuana market.
Liquid Butter - Indica
Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, December, 1st 2014 by THCFinder
Liquid Butter OG is a heavy indica that comes with a full head and body high. The nugs are frosty and the effect is immediate. Great for relaxation and nighttime use.
Myths About Weed
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, December, 1st 2014 by THCFinder
Stoners love to tell each other “how to smoke” their weed. There have been countless myths that spin their way around the cannabis community. While some of these tales can be true, most of them aren’t. It’s about time to learn what’s true and what’s not in the weed community. Here are some myths that stoners claim are true but maybe… Not so much.
Slice Of Fruit
The idea of putting a slice of fruit in your weed bag seems like it might be a good one. But when you think about how nasty a bunch of bananas gets after a couple of days, it makes a little more sense. Fruit rinds will attract mold, flies, and possibly even ruin your stash. Instead of using fruit, we recommend using a humidifying pack or even using a leaf from the actual cannabis plant.
Some people believe that putting a dead fish at the bottom of your grow hole will promote nutrients in the plant’s growth cycle. While rotting fish does indeed release nitrogen and elements that are necessary for healthy roots, you should absolutely let the fish fully decompose before sticking your plant in the hole with it.
Urinating on your plants is not going to help you to get a better looking result. In fact, you could potentially kill your plants by doing this, as urine isn’t filtered and is incredibly strong if given to a plant. Stick to using distilled water and normal nutrients instead of peeing on your grow.
Putting ice in the bong is rumored to be healthier for you as compared to using just normal water. Allegedly, the ice cools down the smoke and makes it easier on the lungs. The truth is, smoke is smoke. No matter what temperature you’re inhaling it at, smoke isn’t great for your lungs.
Growing your plants around music is actually really good for them! Science has proven that plants that listen to music grow better as compared to their silent treatment counterparts. But keep in mind that the kind of music that you’re listening to effects the way the plants grow. Angry music may upset the plants. People recommend using classical or jazz in order to promote the growth of their plants.
Bongs Get You Higher
Apparently, this isn’t true. However, most stoners will tell you differently. In 2000, NORML/MAPS did a study that said “water pipes filter out more psychoactive THC than they do other tars, thereby requiring users to smoke more to reach their desired effect.” We’re not too sure about this one… It’s probably worth testing personally.
Holding In Hits
If you still believe that holding hits of weed smoke in are getting you higher, you haven’t been paying attention. Holding in a hit doesn’t make you higher. The effect you feel from it is a result of your brain being deprived of oxygen. THC is absorbed in to your lungs within the first three seconds of you inhaling it. Holding in your hits will just result in you turning bright red and potentially passing out.
Soda For Plants
Coke can take the rust off of a bumper and clean the grime off of pennies so do you really think that a plant’s root system can handle an onslaught of syrup infused junk? Trying to flavor your buds with soda is a bad move. Stick to growing the plants correctly in the first place.
Resin is the tar residue left over in your pipe after you’ve smoked a bunch and forgot to clean your glass. While people do occasionally smoke this stuff when they’re out of bud, it isn’t really getting you that high. You might get a little bit of a “oh I’m a little stoned” but it won’t be anything compared to a massive bong hit of good weed.
Support For New York Marijuana Decriminalization Far Higher Than For Mayor
Category: News | Posted on Mon, December, 1st 2014 by THCFinder
During the 2014 Election, we found out that support for marijuana reform was higher than support was for most popular candidates. New York City did not have an initiative on the ballot (New York does not have an initiative process), but New York City did decriminalize marijuana. A new Quinnipiac Poll has found that marijuana decriminalization in New York City is far more popular than Mayor Bill de Blasio. Per Quinnipiac:
New York City voters approve 71 – 26 percent of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, but give the mayor an overall 49 – 36 percent job approval rating, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
Today’s rating compares to a 50 – 32 percent job approval in an August 26 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The racial divide over Mayor de Blasio grows wider, with black approval at 71 – 14 percent and Hispanic approval at 56 – 27 percent, as white voters disapprove 50 – 34 percent.
Support for decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana is 51 – 45 percent among Republicans and over 66 percent among every other party, gender or racial group. Even voters over 65 years old support it 66 – 31 percent. Support in the boroughs ranges from 65 – 31 percent in Queens to 84 – 14 percent in Manhattan.
New York City voters say 70 – 27 percent that decriminalizing simple marijuana possession will not lead to an increase in crime, an opinion shared by every group listed.
I’d love to see a similar poll, but for full marijuana legalization. If just about any politician in New York City or New York State went head to head with marijuana reform, I bet reform would win just about every time. I’m hopeful for New York to legalize marijuana in 2016, but it will be an uphill battle since New York does not have an initiative system, as previously mentioned.
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