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Dr. Oz Backs Medical Marijuana, Says It's 'Hugely Beneficial'

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, May, 15th 2014 by THCFinder
dr-oz-mmj-supporterMedical marijuana just got another celebrity doctor's public support.
 
During an interview Monday with Dr. Mehmet Oz on "Larry King Live", King asked Oz if he'd changed his views on marijuana.
 
"I have," Oz responded, and went on to explain just how far he's come from his early beliefs about the plant. "I grew up like most of my generation believing that marijuana was something Satan was throwing at Americans, a communist plot. But I think most of us have come around to the believe that marijuana is hugely beneficial when used correctly for medicinal purposes," Oz said.
 
Oz joins the ranks of other TV medical experts who have come out in support of medical marijuana in recent years, including CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who recently "doubled down" on his support, and ABC News' chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser.
 
A vast majority of Americans now believe that marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes. According to a recent CBS News poll, 86 percent of Americans think that doctors should be able to legally prescribe medical cannabis to patients suffering from serious illnesses.
 
Oz -- who in addition to hosting his own show is a cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and teaching professor at Columbia University -- stopped short of supporting recreational marijuana, citing use by children as a main concern.
 
"We pervert its use at times," Oz added. "I don't think it should be widely used, certainly by kids, because that creates a dependence that is unhealthy in any setting. But it absolutely should be widely available in America [for medical use]."
 
Currently, 21 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, but the drug remains illegal under federal law, classified as a Schedule I substance, which the federal government considers to be of "the most dangerous" variety "with no currently accepted medical use."
 

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Brings her own Weed? Keeper!

Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, May, 15th 2014 by THCFinder

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Marijuana Legalization Is More Popular Than Online Gambling Reform

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, May, 15th 2014 by THCFinder
mj-popularSupport for cannabis law reform has been growing steadily since the 1970-s. Marijuana reform is more popular than President Obama, immigration reform and gun control. You can now add to that list the statement ‘marijuana legalization is more popular than online gambling reform.’ Cannabis commerce has certainly gone mainstream.
 
According to a Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Public Mind poll:
 
By a ratio of more than two-to-one, Americans say legalized marijuana (52%) is preferable to online gambling (20%). Moreover, trend data back to 2010 suggests attitudes toward the legalization of Internet gambling have remained relatively constant.
 
There are only three states currently permit online gambling (New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada). There of course are only two states that currently have legalized marijuana, although Alaska will be voting to legalize marijuana in November, and Oregon has a great chance of joining Alaska on Election Day.
 
The poll also found that 86% of participants said they’ve ‘heard or read a lot or some about legalization, with the majority (58%) who express the most attentiveness.’ This is good news to members of the marijuana industry nationwide. For a long time marijuana was in the shadows. The more that people know and hear about marijuana legalization, the more acceptance will grow, and with it, business opportunities.
 
I’m curious to see if marijuana is legalized at the federal level before online gambling. It seems like a possibility, which isn’t something I don’t think anyone would have said ten years ago. Let’s give every state the chance to create the next American industry. Let’s take a new approach.
 

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J1 - Hybrid

Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, May, 15th 2014 by THCFinder

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J1 - Hybrid

J1 is a cross between Jack Herer and Skunk #1. A great strain for relaxing and stress relief, it embodies the best qualities of its parent strains. Very peaceful effects.


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Colorado Marijuana Sales up, Crime Down

Category: News | Posted on Thu, May, 15th 2014 by THCFinder
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Five months ago, Colorado made history by being the first state in the US to legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Opponents were worried that this decision would cause an increase in crime rates, but as sales of marijuana have been increasing, instances of crime have actually gone down in the state. Some local businesses, such as the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO), have even begun to incorporate the drug into advertising as a means of increasing revenue.
 
Sales of recreational marijuana in the state reached almost $19 million for the month of March, almost a $5 million increase from February. The first three months of recreational sales have earned roughly $7.3 million in taxes for Colorado, with taxes from medicinal weed bringing the total up to $12.6 million. Another way that this legislation is generating taxes for the state is through fees and licensing of growers and sellers, which have earned an additional $903,000 for the first three months. The fact that sales are steadily increasing indicates that the financial benefit of legalized marijuana could be a lasting one. However, lawmakers are still unsure of this, and are choosing to only plan their spending with the money that has already been earned.
 
Compared to the January-April period from 2013, 2014 has seen an overall reduction in both violent and property crimes since legalizing marijuana. This strikes down the statements made by opponents of the bill that legalization of the drug would lead to an increase in crime in the state. Notable reductions were seen in homicide (down by over 52%) and theft from motor vehicles (down by 36%), and all forms of violent crime saw a reduction in their incidence over this period.
As Colorado sales of marijuana are heading up and crime is heading down, another boost that the state is receiving is through job growth. There are at least 13 different jobs that have been created by the industry, ranging from marijuana journalists to grow site operators.  The increasing demand for employment can also act as a boost for students, who are taking advantage of the booming industry to help cover tuition costs, according to a study published by Humboldt University. With the cannabis business projected to keep growing, the need for jobs within the industry will continue to expand as well.
 
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra is one group who has taken advantage of the legalization of cannabis to promote their work. The group has four shows planned for this year that will mix the musical experience with marijuana, in the attempts to draw in a younger audience and expand the appreciation of classical music. Edible Events, one of several cannabis-based event companies in the area, is organizing these events. The company provides services for private and public events involving marijuana, and also gives tours of local dispensaries and growing sites. The hope of the CSO, as well as music venues and other musical groups, is to entice a more diverse crowd to come out and experience traditional arts, such as ballet and theater. With attendance at these types of events dropping, and reaching a primarily aging audience, performs within these art styles believe that incorporating marijuana into the events could aid in making the art form popular again.
 

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Blue Haze

Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, May, 14th 2014 by THCFinder

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Blue Haze - Hybrid

Blue Haze is a blended hybrid strain, coming from a cross between Blueberry and Super Silver Haze. The bud is frosty and fuzzy with a dusting of orange colored powder on top. The scent is earthy and dank with just a touch of menthol underneath. The taste is strong and earthy with a touch of the blueberry lingering afterward.


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