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Get Well Soon Tommy Chong!

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Thu, June, 18th 2015 by THCFinder

tommy chong hazel park jointI was actually a Tommy Chong fan before I was a marijuana fan. I don’t know how many people out there can say that. My first memory of Tommy Chong was when my uncle would listen to Cheech and Chong’s Wedding Album. About as far back as I could remember I have memories of hanging out at my uncle’s house and hearing that album. Admittedly, it’s not the most appropriate thing to play for a little kid, but I understood at an early age that some of the stuff was inappropriate, but that it’s for adults, not kids (and I turned out alright!). From there I watched every Cheech and Chong movie ever made growing up, and even though I didn’t really know all the way what marijuana was or was about, I found Tommy Chong’s humor hilarious.

When I got older and started consuming cannabis, Tommy Chong’s status was raised to an even higher level of admiration. Tommy Chong is a very talented entertainer, not only in his movies, but on stage as a musician, and in interviews. Tommy has long been one of my heroes, and I have always dreamed of the day that I could shake his hand, and possibly get him to sign my Chong Bong. I was extremely saddened to learn today that Tommy Chong has been diagnosed with rectal cancer. Per US Magazine:

“I’ve had some medical issues lately,” Chong told Us at the 826LA 10th anniversary party in Santa Monica, Calif. “I got diagnosed with rectal cancer.”

The That ’70s Show alum was previously diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012. A vocal advocate for the decriminalization of marijuana, Chong turned to the drug for relief in his first round of cancer and told Us he is doing the same now.

“I’m using cannabis like crazy now, more so than ever before,” the famed comic said. “I’m in treatment now. I’ve been — just the case either way, either I get healed or I don’t. But either way, I’m going to make sure I get a little edge off or put up.”

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/get-well-soon-tommy-chong/


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Experts Concerned About Unregulated Pot Pesticides

Category: News | Posted on Thu, June, 18th 2015 by THCFinder

According to a new report from NPR, concern is growing over the use of unregulated pesticides by commercial cannabis growers. 

"It's the federal government that tells farmers which pesticides are safe to use," NPR reported. "And so far, the feds wants nothing to do with legalized marijuana. Colorado State University entomologist Whitney Cranshaw says that's left growers to experiment with little oversight."

And with some growrooms worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, most growers are choosing to protect their crop (and cash) from bugs over worrying about the potential effects of the chemicals in pesticides and mildew treatments.

"In the absence of any direction the subject of pesticide use on the crop has just devolved to just whatever people think is working or they think is appropriate," Cranshaw told NPR. 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/experts-concerned-about-unregulated-pot-pesticides


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Scorpion Joint.

Category: Tokers | Posted on Wed, June, 17th 2015 by THCFinder


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Emergency Medical Marijuana Bill In the Hands of Governor Cuomo

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, June, 17th 2015 by THCFinder

The New York State legislature has approved an emergency measure that would allow specific patients the ability to receive medical marijuana before the state’s begins in 2016.
On Monday, the Republican-dominated state Senate voted 50 to 12 in favor of a bill that would grant immediate access to medicinal cannabis for thousands of patients across the state suffering from “progressive and degenerative” conditions. The proposal, which was submitted by Republican Senator Joseph Griffo, now heads to the desk of Governor Andrew Cuomo for final approval. 

“Our top priority has always been to deliver relief to those in pain,” Rich Azzopardi, a spokesman for the Cuomo Administration, said in a statement. “We will review the legislation in the context of implementing the Compassionate Care Act and complying with existing federal statutes.” 

While the remarks from Cuomo’s office appear reassuring that the measure will be signed into law, the governor’s actions over the course of the past year has created some doubt. After the passing of the Compassionate Care Act in 2014, State Senator Diane Savino, the bill’s sponsor, said that Cuomo was the primary obstacle in passing the legislation because he is “not interested in medical marijuana” and had professed his disdain for the concept on a number of occasions. 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/emergency-medical-marijuana-bill-hands-governor-cuomo


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