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Colorado Veterans Suffering From PTSD Denied Medical Marijuana In Colorado

Category: News | Posted on Wed, April, 30th 2014 by THCFinder
veterans-suffering-from-ptsdDENVER – Yesterday, a bill failed to pass the Colorado House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs committee that would have added post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the list of ‘debilitating medical conditions’ that qualify for a medical marijuana recommendation. This timely bill (HB14-1364) would have addressed a major gap in access to medical marijuana in Colorado for veterans and all those suffering from PTSD. The bill sought to ensure that veterans won’t lose their VA benefits for following their physician’s recommendation to use medical marijuana.
 
On average a veteran commits suicide every hour in the United States – and medical marijuana has been proven to reduce suicide. But, Colorado veterans who use marijuana to manage their symptoms of PTSD risk losing their Veterans Administration (VA) benefits. VA policy permits veterans in compliance with their state medical marijuana law to continue to receive all their benefits and remain eligible for care in the VA medical system.
 
“It’s insane that in a state with legal marijuana veterans don’t have the same right as anyone else over 21 – especially considering how many lives are at stake,” said Art Way, senior Colorado policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance. “No veteran should have to risk benefits or feel stigmatized when they use medical marijuana.”
Iraq war Veteran Sean Azzariti of Denver, a Marine who testified in support of the legislation yesterday, said “It saved my life and I truly believe that every veteran should have that choice of medication.”
 
The Drug Policy Alliance, in coalition with medical marijuana industry groups and patient advocates, stood in support of the measure.  “This issue is especially important in a state like Colorado that has a large veteran community.  The last thing that should happen in Colorado is for individuals to be punished for using medical marijuana that has been recommended by their doctor to reduce their symptoms,” added Way.
 
Presently 10 medical marijuana states include PTSD as a qualifying condition for eligibility — including 4 states that have added PTSD to their programs in the last 6 months alone.  And a survey published last month in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugsreports that people with PTSD in New Mexico’s medical marijuana program show a greater than 75% reduction in severity of their symptoms when patients were using cannabis compared to when they were not.
 
The Drug Policy Alliance’s New Mexico office launched the Freedom to Choose campaign to advocate for veterans’ access to medical marijuana for PTSD and other wounds of war.
 
“Veterans deserve the freedom to choose the safest treatment for their debilitating conditions,” said Jessica Gelay, who is the policy coordinator for DPA’s New Mexico office and the coordinator of the Freedom to Choose campaign. “When our veterans come home they deserve access to the medicine that works for them. We are asking lawmakers not to turn their back on Colorado veterans.”
 

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Abusive Skunk Shatter

Category: Concentrates | Posted on Wed, April, 30th 2014 by THCFinder

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Marijuana S'mores Recipe

Category: Recipes | Posted on Wed, April, 30th 2014 by THCFinder
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Marijuana S'mores
 
Summer is on it's way! It's beginning to get warm for all of those stoners who have been stuck in the snow for the past six months. With summer comes outdoors, camping, and summer snacks. The most traditional of these snacks? The S'more. Everyone loves this childhood treat and now, not only can you make them like your family used to do but you can medicate them, giving your S'mores a little extra boost. Trust me, you're going to love these!
 
What You'll Need;
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 cup cannabis butter (melted)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
1 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
20-30 large marshmallows
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
 
Cracker Layer;
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a cooking tray that is 8x8. Take 6 tablespoons of melted cannabis butter, graham cracker crumbs, and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Mix everything together until the crumbs are moistened. Press this crumble mixture in to the bottom of the cooking tray and bake for about 6 minutes. Side the pan aside to cool.
 
Chocolate Filling;
After you remove the crust from the oven, increase the preheated temperature to 400 degrees. In the microwave, melt together the remaining cannabis butter and chocolate. The two should be melted enough until they can be combined together smoothly. In a larger bowl, mix together the rest of the sugar, salt, and vanilla. Add in one egg at a time while continuously stirring and then add in the flour. Stir for about 2 minutes and the scrape the batter on to the already-made crust. Bake these two together for 17-20 minutes and then let cool.
 
Marshmallow Layer;
Preheat the broil setting on the oven and move the rack up as high as possible. Cut large marshmallows in half and place them sticky side down on the chocolate layer. Place in the oven and toast until they are golden brown, no more then a minute. Be very careful while doing this, as marshmallows burn quickly and easily and not everyone likes the charred marshmallows. Remove them from the oven and cut in to squares. Enjoy your medicated S'mores!

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Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) - Hybrid

Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, April, 29th 2014 by THCFinder

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Girl Scout Cookies - Hybrid

If you live in the Bay Area, you've likely heard of Girl Scout Cookies. Whether it's from one of the songs by the famous San Francisco rapper, Berner or actually trying it yourself, Girl Scout Cookies is a can't-miss strain that will medicate you beyond your wildest dreams. A potent mix of an OG Kush x Durban Poison x Cherry Kush mother backcrossed with a prime-looking OG Kush father created possibly one of the best Northern California strains of all time. For those of you who are into the Bay Area rap scene, you've likely already smoked some of this off-the-charts weed after hearing some of the songs by San Francisco rapper and collective owner, Berner.


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Weed Waffles

Category: Recipes | Posted on Tue, April, 29th 2014 by THCFinder
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And what better way to start your day then with a stack of waffles? What could possible be better than waffles, you ask? Medicated waffles. This easy recipe will give you a hearty breakfast and a good dose of marijuana to start your morning off right. You could also add medicated apple butter to these waffles as well, making them possibly the best breakfast a person could possibly make for themselves!
 
What You'll Need;
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup wheat flour
2 ounces cannabis butter or oil (melted)
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
 
Take a large bowl and mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, wheat flour, sugar, and salt. In a different bowl, beat together the eggs, buttermilk, and the cannabis butter. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until the mixture is free of lumps. Set this substance aside for 5-10 minutes while you preheat your waffle iron. Scoop the recommended amount of waffle batter on to the iron according to the iron's directions. Proceed to carefully close the waffle iron top and cook the batter until it gets a golden brown color. Toss the waffles on a plate with some of your favorite toppings, medicated or not, and enjoy your homemade, awesome breakfast!

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How was your 4/20 this year?

Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, April, 29th 2014 by THCFinder

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