Hershey 3-year-old's condition makes a case for medical marijuana
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, November, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
If Pennsylvania legislators would heed the plight of 3-year-old Hershey resident Garrett Brann, they would agree to take a more rational approach toward the medical use of marijuana.
Garrett has Dravet Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy that starts in infancy. The disease wracks his body with seizures, as if random jolts of electricity are repeatedly shooting through him.
With his debilitating condition, Garrett frequently falls and can’t feed himself. His family has tried roughly 10 different types of anti-seizure drugs.
One treatment might help, but it is illegal in Pennsylvania.
“Charlotte’s Web” is an oil derived from marijuana plants. It comes from a benign strain of marijuana, one that has almost no THC, the chemical that gives users the euphoric “high.” Patients take the oil with food, not by smoking.
ther families whose children suffer serious seizures have used the oil extract, with good results. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, documented how marijuana is helping treat a child with chronic seizures in Colorado, where medical marijuana is legal.
Garrett’s mother told WITF’s Radio SmartTalk Monday she didn’t know if the marijuana oil extract will help her son. But the family would like to give it a try and is considering a move to Colorado.
Garrett, his family and others facing similar medical challenges deserve to have every possible tool that might help them, right here in Pennsylvania.
Read more: http://www.pennlive.com
Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, November, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
There are people that believe a perc is a perc and that there really isn't a difference. These people couldn't be more wrong. There are three main kinds of percs that come in bongs; tree, inline, and dome. Of course, there are tons of different kinds but these are the ones that tend to be most common. Depending on the kind of perc dictates the smoothness of the hit. The argument that bong water filters out toxins also assists people when they're picking a bong, regardless of the validity of that claim.
Tree percs contain multiple "arms" or "branches" that fill with smoke, while simultaneously filtering smoke through the water at the base of each arm. The tree perc offers a very fine filtration of the water and is an efficient design. The downside is that they're difficult to clean, especially when using the salt and alcohol method. However, the appeal of the tree percs hits draw stoners in. Clean hits are better than clean bongs to most.
Another common type of perc is the inline. This is my personal favorite. An inline is "sideways" and are pretty long, as they are positioned horizontally rather than vertically. Because of this, larger bubbles can be formed. The piece becomes more sensitive to the user's hit, which means the harder you inhale, the bigger hit you're going to get. Be careful. If not used to an inline perc, it's possible to get knocked on your ass.
Dome percs are the cheaper ones that people seem to find. They're really easy to clean, which is a huge upside to those stoners that find cleaning glass a real pain. They don't filter the smoke as well as the other percs and aren't as desired as other designs. But their low price tag and easily cleaned parts are definitely a good selling point.
New Jersey Assembly Committee Approves Industrial Hemp Legislation
Category: News | Posted on Tue, November, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
The New Jersey Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 4-1 in favor of Assembly Bill 2415. This legislation would legalize the licensed cultivation of industrial hemp.
Members of NORML New Jersey were present to testify in favor of this legislation.
“We commend the Committee for taking a common sense approach to allow the growth of industrial hemp in New Jersey,” stated NORML New Jersey Executive Director Evan Nison, “Our cannabis laws are nonsensical, and few issues embody this more obviously and plainly than the prohibition of industrial hemp. We hope the absurdity of these laws will encourage members of the legislature and the public to reevaluate marijuana laws across the board.”
“The passage of this bill will help pressure the Federal Government to allow farmers to grow industrial hemp, much like nearly all other industrialize counties do, to help our environment and provide another crop for farmers.” Nison continued, “Many members of Congress are already supportive of such reforms, and states showing an eagerness to allow this crop will encourage Congress to get it done. ”
The United States is the only developed nation that fails to cultivate industrial hemp as an economic crop, according to a 2005 Congressional Resource Service (CRS) report. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa that contains only minute (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Farmers worldwide grow hemp commercially for fiber, seed, and oil for use in a variety of industrial and consumer products, including food and clothing. Assembly Bill 2415 would allow New Jersey to authorize a licensed, statewide hemp industry. A2415 now awaits action on the floor of the New Jersey Assembly.
Read more: http://www.theweedblog.com
Very Special OG (Sativa)
Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, November, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
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