At least 50 percent of NFL players smoke pot
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, May, 18th 2012 by THCFinder
A trio of marijuana-related arrests for the Detroit Lions this offseason is indicative of a more widespread problem plaguing the league, according to one former NFL offensive lineman.
Lomas Brown, now an ESPN analyst, claims at least 50 percent of NFL players likely smoke marijuana, according to a report in the Detroit News
"I just don't think you'll be able to curb this," Brown told the newspaper.
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In Brown's eyes, this is actually an improvement. Brown claims up to 90 percent of players league-wide smoked marijuana when he began his career with the Lions in 1985.
It falls in line with some recent findings:
• Four out of 10 draft-eligible prospects from the 2012 class failed at least one school-administered drug test for marijuana; two in 10 failed multiple times, per a CBS Sports report from April.
• "About 70 percent" of prospects at the combine admitted to using marijuana, per an ESPN report.
• A 2009 report by the NCAA stated 26.7 percent of all football players admitted using marijuana over the past 12 months, the highest number of any athlete group they surveyed.
I suppose we should be stunned. Here in Culver City, Calif., we're a brief jog away from Venice Beach, where medical marijuana shacks dot the Pacific Ocean. As you walk by, vibrant youth hoist signs asking you to come in and "see the doctor." A surreal scene, but a testament to how easy it is to get your hands on the drug.
Marijuana has infused our culture and dotted college campuses for decades. Brown's estimates are eye-catching and perhaps disappointing, depending on your perspective. It's not something the league wants to put up, but it's an issue and debate that goes far beyond the playing field.
LEGO Marijuana Art Show, "Legolize It!" is Art by the Ounce
Category: Fun | Posted on Fri, May, 18th 2012 by THCFinder
If you’re into both LEGO art and legalizing it (maaaaan), has Known Gallery got the exhibit for you. Opening May 26, art collective LAGO will be showing off their “Legolize It!” exhibition, which, as you might’ve guessed from the pun and above picture, is a LEGO art show dedicated to marijuana.
The show, at the Known Gallery in Los Angeles, will be opening May 26 and running to June 9. The description for the exhibition is even weirder than the phrase “LEGO marijuana art.” It involves providing a lifelike medical marijuana purchasing experience, complete with synthetic starter-plants and seedlings.
In the wake of increasing raids on Medical Marijuana dispensaries by local, state and federal drug enforcement agencies, the LAgo brand’s brand-new, flagship storefront is set to open on May 26, 2012 at Known Gallery located at 441 North Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. The LAgo brand, as a perpetual “harvest” of healing power, has been especially commodified to meet the addictions of anyone who has ever wanted to experience the transaction of purchasing medical marijuana – or fine art – at a legal business organization.â�¨Synthetic starter-plants, seedlings, clones and a totally huge selection of intoxicating, fake plastic buds- all built with LEGO bricks to resemble some of the finest strains of medicinal marijuana ever grown- will be on display and available for limited purchase.
I guess this makes sense when you think about some terminology. LEGO pieces are bricks. A lot of pot packaged in such a way is referred to as a brick.
N.Y. judge battling cancer makes case for medical marijuana
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, May, 18th 2012 by THCFinder
A New York State Supreme Court judge out of Brooklyn is generating buzz because of his public appeal to legalize medical marijuana, as outlined in an opinion piece that he wrote for The New York Times.
The plea from Judge Gustin Reichbach to the New York State Legislature, which is debating a medical marijuana bill, has prompted follow-up pieces in the New York Daily News, The American Bar Association Journal and Reuters, among other news organizations.
Support among New York State officials is mixed, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has said the problems with medical marijuana outweigh the benefits, according to MetroFocus, a site produced by New York City-area public television stations.
Reichbach writes that three and one half years ago, on his 62nd birthday, doctors told him he had Stage 3 pancreatic cancer and that he had four to six months to live. His grueling treatment has included "chemotherapy, radiation hell and brutal surgery," he writes. The cancer disappeared but returned, prompting doctors to prescribe a more aggressive course of chemotherapy.
Reichbach writes about the constant nausea and pain, about forcing down food, and about the side effects of the many drugs to treat the disease and ease the symptoms of chemotherapy, including loss of appetite, constipation, insomnia and raised glucose levels.
"Inhaled marijuana is the only medicine that gives me some relief from nausea, stimulates my appetite, and makes it easier to fall asleep," Reichbach writes. "Rather than watch the agony of my suffering, friends have chosen, at some personal risk, to provide the substance. I find a few puffs of marijuana before dinner gives me ammunition in the battle to eat. A few more puffs at bedtime permits desperately needed sleep."
Reichbach notes 16 states have legalized medical marijuana and that Connecticut and New York are weighing bills.
"I implore the governor and the Legislature of New York ... to join the forward and humane thinking of 16 other states and pass the medical marijuana bill this year," Reichbach writes. "Medical science has not yet found a cure, but it is barbaric to deny us (cancer patients) access to one substance that has proven to ameliorate our suffering."
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