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Skywalker OG - Hybrid strain

Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, December, 11th 2014 by THCFinder

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Skywalker OG - Hybrid

Skywalker is a hybrid product of the blueberry and mazar strains. This Indica dominant strain is known to provide above average pain relief, headache management, appetite stimulation and heavy sedation. The skywalker strain is sticky and mildly fragrant with fruity undertones and a flowery scent similar to other indicas. The effects are immediate and last up to two hours.


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A-Z Of Drug Testing

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, December, 11th 2014 by THCFinder
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Drug tests are something that constantly plagues the cannabis community. Just because we smoke doesn’t mean that we’re awful employees. We just like to indulge in a green substance once in a while. But some jobs get really up in your business when it comes to smoking pot. If you happen to get an interview at one of these places, there are a few things that you should be aware of.
 
Adulterant
This refers to a substance introduced to the sample such as bleach or Visine. Substances like that will produce a false negative. Nitrates will also produce a false negative. Most drug testing clinics now screen for extra additives that aren’t supposed to be there.
 
Blood Testing
Blood tests detect the presence of illicit drugs rather than inactive drug metabolites. THC only remains detectable in the blood for up to about 24 hours, which means that blood testing is only used in the instance of workplace incidents that require a drug test to determine workman’s comp.
 
Creatinine
As a normal byproduct of muscle metabolism, it is present in urine at specific levels. This substance is one of the “benchmarks”, along with pH, specific gravity, and color, that urinalysis examiners use to weed out the diluted samples. Those that try to thwart urine tests have tried several ways to replicate creatinine levels, including consuming Vitamin B, riboflavin, and creatine supplements.
 
Diuretic
Caffeine, cranberry juice, or herbal detox teas are all considered diuretics. These liquids make you have to go to the bathroom a LOT. These drinks dilute the concentration of drug metabolites in the sample, pushing it below the level of detection. A diuretic won’t completely flush your system of cannabis traces and your urine will return to normal after a short while.
 
EMIT
EMIT stands for enzyme multiplied immunoassay technique. This is the cheapest and most common drug screening process that is used in workplace drug testing. This test is prone to incorrect results and typically, EMIT tests are used for preliminary screenings.
 
False Positives
When a legal prescription drug or other substance (such as the notorious poppy seeds) causes a drug test to come up positive, it is called a FP. Although marijuana’s metabolite is pretty different then other drugs, Protonix will still throw a false positive for marijuana use. Over the counter cold remedies might even trigger a false positive for amphetamines. Employees that test positive on a test should insist that there be a follow up, especially if the person in question hasn’t been using drugs and has just been suffering from a cold.
 
GCMS
An acronym for gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, this is basically the confirmation test. EMIT tests must be confirmed by the GCMS in order to prove that there actually is a positive. Since cannabis positives have such a low cut off (15ng/ml), those who smoke weed constantly can potentially fail this test for up to three weeks (or longer) after they’ve stopped smoking.
 
Hair Follicle Testing
At the base of a strand of hair, there’s a plethora of information. Although it is argued that this test is biased to race. Grey hair takes up fewer metabolites than non-grey hair and darker hair may throw a false positive because it takes more metabolites. Studies have also shown that marijuana metabolites don’t bind sufficiently to hair as compared with other drugs such as cocaine. High humidity will also break down the metabolites, causing a higher chance at a negative result.
 
Iodine
Putting iodine in your urine won’t help you to pass a drug test on short notice. The chances that you’ll get a negative are slim but scientific studies have demonstrated that iodine can destroy certain drug metabolites like morphine but is less effective on marijuana.
 
Junk Science
The National Academy of Sciences states, “The preventative effects of drug testing have never been demonstrated. There is as of yet no conclusive scientific evidence from properly controlled studies that employment drug testing programs widely discourage drug use or encourage drug rehabilitation.” In short? Workplace drug testing may be a waste of time and money, not to mention keeping people out of work that are perfectly capable.
 
Klear
Klear was used for years as an adulterant and was extremely popular. The substance is made of potassium nitrate additives, which led urinalysis researchers to look for potassium additives in samples. Most drug testers treat a positive test result for nitrates the same as if someone tests positive for illicit drugs.
 
Lasix
This is a prescription diuretic and can be harmful if taken for a long period of time. But for a long time, Lasix has been very common for those trying to pass a drug test on short notice.
 
Metabolite
These are compounds that are produced from chemical changes of a psychoactive substance in the body but aren’t technically psychoactive themselves. If drug metabolites are found in a sample, it is the primary indicator that the subject is using illicit substances.
 
Nanogram
Those who test for drugs measure blood, urine, and saliva test the samples in nanograms, which is one billionth of a gram.
 
Papain
The Journal of Forensic Toxicology reported that adding papain to urine reduces the percentage of marijuana metabolites and goes undetected in labs. Papain is an enzyme that is found in papaya fruits.
 
Quest Diagnostics
Quest is one of the largest drug testing companies in the world. They preform 8 million or more drug tests annually.
 
Ronald Reaan
This man was the 40th president in the US and is responsible for Executive Order 12564 in 1986. This order mandated federal employees to be “drug free” on and off the job and was the cause for all employee drug testing today.
 
Saliva Testing
Saliva tests detect the presence of parent drugs, not the inactive metabolites. THC is extremely difficult to identify in oral fluids. A saliva test will only detect marijuana use within one or two hours of the drug being ingested, sometimes not at all.
 
THC-COOH
The primary marijuana metabolite that is screened in the workplace is THC-COOH. It is fat soluble and exits the body very slowly. If you smoke regularly, THC-COOH is detectable for weeks after use.
 
Urinalysis
There are 55 million drug tests preformed annually in the United States. 90% of them are urine tests. Urine tests do not detect the presence of illicit drugs, including cannabis, and only identify the presence of non-psychoactive drug metabolites. This only indicates that a substance was used at some point in the person’s past. There is no time frame for urinalysis and the results of a test can be skewered by constant, heavy use earlier in life.
 
Von Rabb
Suspicion-less drug testing went to trial at the Supreme Court in 1989. The case was ruled 5-4 on the case, saying that testing employees without cause doesn’t violate the US Constitution’s Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment protects us against unreasonable searches, which many consider drug testing to be. Since then, the Supreme Court has also ruled that the random testing of student athletes is also okay, as well as students who are participating in bands or even chess club.
 
Water
Large amounts of water before a drug test can sometimes help you to pass it. But it’s not that reliable and can sometimes mess up the color of your urine sample. However, since they do tell you to drink water so that you’ll have to pee, you can always just say that you drank too much.
 
Unknown
Throwing a positive on a urine test doesn’t mean that your impaired, nor does it show when the substance was consumed. The US Department of Justice said that a positive drug test for metabolites “does not indicate recency, frequency, or amount of use.”
 
Yellow
As said under “Water”, the color of your urine can throw you under the bus if you’re trying to pass a urine test. If you fear that you’ve drank too much water, Vitamin B can help to turn your urine back to a normal yellow color.
 
Zinc
Zinc sulfate is believed to bond with THC metabolites, making them hard to pass through the kidneys. When trying to throw off a drug test, people hope that the larger metabolites will pass through the feces rather than the urine, getting them a negative. This is not a tried and true method and the results are mixed.

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Cannabis; Out Of This World

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, December, 10th 2014 by THCFinder
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There are many things that make the cannabis plant different from other vegetation that lives on the planet we inhabit. First and foremost, the plant shows gender. There are no other plants that can clearly be classified as male or female. And if you go back in history to about 12,000 years ago, the cannabis plant has no fossilized records. No evolution of the plant has ever been found, leading some to believe that the plant may have brought here from another planet, by something other than humans.With the closest genetic relative being the strawberry plant (which we don’t recommend smoking!), the cannabis plant is baffling to those who believe in the amazing possible world that exists in the stars.
 
 
The word “cannabis” is a Greek word, although the root is said to be African. The Greek translation of the word? “Canna” in Greek means “canine” or “dog” while “bis” or “bi” is the number two. Directly translated, the word cannabis means “two dog plant”. Intriguing to some? Absolutely. Why would anyone name marijuana the “two dog plant”?
 
 
In Africa, there is a tribe that loves the cannabis plant. Located in Mali, West Africa, the Dogon tribe is a fairly well documented group. One documentation comes from a Greek traveler named Herodotus, written around 300 BC. When he visited the Dogon tribe, they were in the process of a year long celebration that happened once only every 50 years. The celebration was in honor of the star, Sirius, in the winter sky. They said that it was the “two-dog star” and the home of the “two dog plant”, cannabis. The tribe members said that the two dog plant was brought to them by the Goddess of the Two Dog Star. Their celebration was to honor the bringing of the plant and the star’s existence in their culture. While some people might write this off as coincidence, the strangeness deepens. 
 
 
The Dogon tribe possessed specific knowledge about the Sirian system for thousands of years before scientists invented the modern telescope and any equipment that could verify the existence of the star system. Sirius B, a white dwarf star near Sirius, was also known by the Dogons, which they named Po Tolo. The tribe knew that the star was white, very small, and that it was also the heaviest star in the group. Even though there were no photos taken of the star Sirius B before 1970, the Dogons knew that it had an elliptical orbit to Sirius A, a 50 year orbit period, and the fact that it rotated on it’s own axis. What makes this even odder is the fact that the Dogons knew even more about the Siruis system, going on to describe the third star in the system, which they named Emme Ya. In 1995, two French astronomers published the results of a multi-year study that actually proved that there was a small, red dwarf within the Sirius star system, which they called Sirius C and the Dogon tribe was taken much more seriously. Since the tribe had known so much about the star system, it’s hard to say that they might’ve been wrong about the appearance of cannabis on the planet. 
 
 
If the plant did indeed come here in a ship from Sirius or however, why was it brought here? The cannabis plant is now known to promote healthy living and can cure a multitude of different illnesses that afflict humans. From cancer to Alzheimer’s to anxiety and depression, marijuana has proven time and time again to be a cure-all. If aliens did bring the plant to us, were they trying to help our species from dying off due to our own destructive nature? Do you think that the cannabis plant could possibly be from a totally different planet?

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Jedi - Indica

Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, December, 10th 2014 by THCFinder

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Jedi - Indica

This indica produces strong body high with minimal effect on perception; it%u2019s great for chronic pain relief. A High Times bud of the year winner. Moderately heavy and mildly hard hitting, the force is strong with this Jedi Kush well into the second hour. It%u2019s not so much a knock down drag out effect as an enlightened and physically relaxing experience.


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Congressional Spending Bill Blocks DEA Medical Marijuana Raids

Category: News | Posted on Wed, December, 10th 2014 by THCFinder
bill-blocks-dea-raidsWhat a wild day yesterday. As I was sitting in my cubicle reading tweets earlier in the day, it seemed that Washington D.C.’s  marijuana legalization bill was going to be entirely scrapped in a backdoor deal between Democrats and Republicans. As the day progressed, it appeared that possession and cultivation of marijuana in D.C. would move forward, but that Congress wouldn’t approve marijuana sales. Ultimately, the language that was agreed upon in the spending bill that will determine D.C.’s legalization implementation was somewhat vague. Some belief there’s wiggle room to implement legalization in some fashion, others don’t. There will no doubt be a battle over implementation, as there was with medical marijuana in D.C., so activists need to keep the pressure on as much as possible.
 
Something that was included in the spending bill’s language was a ban on using funds for federal medical marijuana raids and hemp enforcement. Those provisions brought praise from Tom Angell of the Marijuana Majority, who sent me the following message:
 
“Congressional leaders seem to have finally gotten the message that a supermajority of Americans wants states to be able to implement sensible marijuana reforms without federal interference. This legislation greatly reduces the chances that costly and senseless DEA raids will come between seriously ill patients and the doctor-recommended medicine they need for relief. Now that Congress has created political space by taking this important legislative step, there are no remaining excuses for the Obama administration not to exercise its executive power to reschedule marijuana immediately. The attorney general can begin that process today with the stroke of a pen.”
 
Below is the actual language regarding hemp and medical marijuana from the spending bill, also provided by the Marijuana Majority:
 
“Sec. 538. None of the funds made available in this Act to the Department of Justice may be used, with respect to the States of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin, to prevent such States from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana.”
 
“Sec. 539. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used in contravention of section 7606 (“Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research”) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-79) by the Department of Justice or the Drug Enforcement Administration.”
 
“Section 538 prohibits the Department of Justice from preventing certain States from implementing State laws regarding the use of medical marijuana.”
 
“Section 539 prohibits the use of funds by the Department of Justice or the Drug Enforcement Administration in contravention of a certain section of the Agricultural Act of 2014.”
 
Yesterday was a bitter sweet day. Medical marijuana aids were de-funded, but Washington D.C.’s marijuana legalization is in limbo. Please contact your members of Congress and tell them to respect the will of D.C. voters. Tell them that vague language is far from good enough – we need full assurances that D.C. residents will be allowed to possess, cultivate, and gift marijuana as Initiative 71 outlined. Or even better – approve taxing and sales of marijuana.
 

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Private Reserve OG - Indica

Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, December, 10th 2014 by THCFinder

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Private Reserver OG - Indica

Private Reserve OG is also known as OG #18. The body high of this strain reduces pain and muscles spasms, and is favored by many patients that have conditions like Multiple Sclerosis or chronic pain. This strain has an intense couch lock effect and is a great for sleep.


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