Liquor Board reverses on medical marijuana, recommends patient home grows
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, December, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
The state Liquor Control Board has changed its tune on allowing medical marijuana patients to grow their own cannabis. It does now recommend patients be allowed to grow up to 6 plants for personal use.
“Allow home grows and the ability for a qualified patient or designated provider to possess marijuana plants. A qualified patient or designated provider may possess 6 plants, 3 flowering and 3 nonflowering,” the board writes in its new list of recommendations for creating a new state-guided medical marijuana system. (You can read the entire document below.)
However, the recommendations also call for the elimination of collective gardens, the backbone of the current medical marijuana market.
Collective gardens allow several patients to grow plants that can be harvested for themselves and others who are members of the collective but not themselves growers. The growers then can be reimbursed for their expenses, thus creating the current controversial “store fronts” that sell marijuana to patients with medical cards for “contributions.”
The Washington Legislature – which ordered the Washington State Liquor Control Board and other agencies to come up with the recommendations – will make the actual laws creating this new system, using these recommendations or coming up with new ones.
Outcry followed initial recommendations
In the first draft of recommendations, the board’s staff had recommended that home-growing be disallowed and all legal marijuana in the state come from the I-502 system. The old recommendation had also wanted to end the ability of qualified patients or designated providers to possess marijuana plants in any stage of growth.
Read more: http://blog.seattlepi.com
Chocolate Cannabis Cake
Category: Recipes | Posted on Wed, December, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
As always, the holidays call for some seriously dank desserts. As I always say, there is no holiday if you're not having some epic creation after dinner. Impress your friends and family with this amazing recipe for cannabis hash chocolate cake. Everyone will be sure to enjoy something as dank as this, with both cannabis and chocolate in it, there's no going wrong with this dessert!
What You'll Need;
145 g soft white breadcrumbs
225 g cannabis butter
6 eggs, separated into yolks and whites
4 tsp vanilla essence
225 g dark chocolate
120 g ground almonds
345 g caster sugar, plus an extra pinch
30 g plain flour
And for the icing, you'll need;
170 g caster sugar
225 g icing sugar
6 tbsp water
85 g cocoa powder
130 g cannabis butter
Preheat your over to 320 degrees. Pregrease a normal sized cake tin. We'll start with the cake and do the icing second. First, melt the chocolate in a bowl placed over a pan of boiling water. In the meantime, beat the cannabis butter with the sugar until it is soft. Slowly add in the egg yolks and almonds. Then add the flour, vanilla essence, melted chocolate, and breadcrumbs. In a separate bow, whip the egg whites and the pinch of sugar until stiff. Fold this in to the cake mix and pour in the the cake tin. Bake for an hour and be sure to do the toothpick test before removing from the oven!
The icing is made by sieving the cocoa and the icing sugar in to a bowl. Warm the cannabutter, water, and sugar in the microwave until the sugar dissolves. Add this mix to the dry substance and beat together until the mixture becomes thick. Spread the icing over the cooled caked and add sprinkles if you'd like! Enjoy your cannabis cake as well as your holiday season!
Marijuana Used To Treat Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, December, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
When someone first reads the title of this article, I'm sure that the first thought they have is "you can't treat an addiction to drugs with other drugs". But then what do you call methadone and suboxone? Those are two drugs that are used to treat patients with an opiate addiction. These two drugs by themselves have more negative side effects than the drugs they're supposed to be preventing. Not only that but the risk of dependency on these "helpful" treatments.
Cannabis has been found to dull the symptoms of withdrawal that people feel when quitting opiates. There was a study done at the Laboratory for Physiopathology of Diseases of the Central Nervous System that injected morphine addicted rodents with THC, showing suppressed behavioral, molecular, and biochemical dependance. The researchers said that cannabis should be looked at as a treatment for the symptoms of heroin/morphine withdrawal symptoms. The following is a quote from a heroin addict that used marijuana to treat their addiction;
“The marijuana helped me to sleep and eat and provided strength to continue detoxification. With the help of marijuana, I weaned myself off methadone in about four months. To this day I have continued to smoke marijuana, about three cigarettes per day and have never felt the desire to return to either heroin or methadone. My conclusion, based on this experience, is that marijuana is a potent medicine in the treatment of withdrawal from both heroin and methadone."
In addition, patients who are given cannabis to treat their withdrawal are more apt and compliant with the treatment that they go through. The cannabis using patients had an easier time getting themselves in order after fighting addiction, instead of remaining dependent on the drug and the drug that was supposed to treat it. If cannabis can be used to get people away from heroin and opiates, then we should really be using it for that particular purpose. Slowly, doctors are realizing the endless benefits of this plant and hopefully, the dangerous drugs used to treat addiction can be replaced with cannabis.
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