Former Oregon Police Support Cannabis
Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, December, 2nd 2014 by THCFinder
Even though some law enforcement officers support the idea of cannabis legalization, they are still bound to uphold the “law” and arrest those that are thought to be in possession of the plant. In Oregon, that issue is no more since the law has already passed but a few days before the polls, a letter was written by a coalition of law enforcement officers that came out with public support of Yes On 91. Judges, police, and sherifs contributed to the writing of the letter, saying that the treatment of marijuana as a crime has failed. “Arresting and citing thousands of people in Oregon and elsewhere for marijuana related crimes is a distraction to law enforcement and a misuse of taxpayer resources. The time and money spent should go to make our communities safer. Police resources should be focused on violent criminals, thieves, and criminal cartels.”
The passing of Oregon’s Measure 91 allows adults to possess up to eight ounces of cannabis at home and up to one in public. With the taxes from the recreational sales, Oregon hopes to fund school programs, law enforcement, and drug prevention/educational programs. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is now responsible for the regulation and monitoring of the new industry which will take full effect next year. Oregon joins Colorado and Washington, along with Washington DC and Alaska. Florida was hoping to join the legal medical marijuana market as well but the votes fell short in the sunshine state.
Oregon alone stands to make $17 million to $40 million annually from the recreational sale of cannabis. A recent revenue study from NerdWallet estimated that the numbers could skyrocket to $100 million. With the support of a good chunk of law enforcement, including Kris Olson, a retired US Attorney for the District of Oregon, Tony Ryan, a former Denver Police lieutenant, and Stephen Downing, a retired Los Angeles Police Department deputy sheriff, people should really begin to open their eyes to the possibilities of cannabis and a legal market, where everyone would benefit from the effects.
Although there are still those who voice their opposition to the passing of Measure 91, such as Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis, the measure has successfully passed in the state of Oregon. People like Marquis are worried about the repeated “intoxicated driving” and “increased use by minors”. But the numbers in Washington and Colorado have not yet reflected such worries. It’s believed that the forbidden idea of cannabis is less appealing if it’s allowed, not to mention the money being spent to educate the children as compared to brain wash them to hate a plant. While only time will tell what will really happen in regards to these worries, it’s not thought that any real negative effects will come from the legalization of cannabis in the near future. In fact, there are only positive things happening in Washington and Colorado. Now it’s Oregon and Alaska’s turn to reap some of the benefits from a legal marijuana market.
Myths About Weed
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, December, 1st 2014 by THCFinder
Stoners love to tell each other “how to smoke” their weed. There have been countless myths that spin their way around the cannabis community. While some of these tales can be true, most of them aren’t. It’s about time to learn what’s true and what’s not in the weed community. Here are some myths that stoners claim are true but maybe… Not so much.
Slice Of Fruit
The idea of putting a slice of fruit in your weed bag seems like it might be a good one. But when you think about how nasty a bunch of bananas gets after a couple of days, it makes a little more sense. Fruit rinds will attract mold, flies, and possibly even ruin your stash. Instead of using fruit, we recommend using a humidifying pack or even using a leaf from the actual cannabis plant.
Some people believe that putting a dead fish at the bottom of your grow hole will promote nutrients in the plant’s growth cycle. While rotting fish does indeed release nitrogen and elements that are necessary for healthy roots, you should absolutely let the fish fully decompose before sticking your plant in the hole with it.
Urinating on your plants is not going to help you to get a better looking result. In fact, you could potentially kill your plants by doing this, as urine isn’t filtered and is incredibly strong if given to a plant. Stick to using distilled water and normal nutrients instead of peeing on your grow.
Putting ice in the bong is rumored to be healthier for you as compared to using just normal water. Allegedly, the ice cools down the smoke and makes it easier on the lungs. The truth is, smoke is smoke. No matter what temperature you’re inhaling it at, smoke isn’t great for your lungs.
Growing your plants around music is actually really good for them! Science has proven that plants that listen to music grow better as compared to their silent treatment counterparts. But keep in mind that the kind of music that you’re listening to effects the way the plants grow. Angry music may upset the plants. People recommend using classical or jazz in order to promote the growth of their plants.
Bongs Get You Higher
Apparently, this isn’t true. However, most stoners will tell you differently. In 2000, NORML/MAPS did a study that said “water pipes filter out more psychoactive THC than they do other tars, thereby requiring users to smoke more to reach their desired effect.” We’re not too sure about this one… It’s probably worth testing personally.
Holding In Hits
If you still believe that holding hits of weed smoke in are getting you higher, you haven’t been paying attention. Holding in a hit doesn’t make you higher. The effect you feel from it is a result of your brain being deprived of oxygen. THC is absorbed in to your lungs within the first three seconds of you inhaling it. Holding in your hits will just result in you turning bright red and potentially passing out.
Soda For Plants
Coke can take the rust off of a bumper and clean the grime off of pennies so do you really think that a plant’s root system can handle an onslaught of syrup infused junk? Trying to flavor your buds with soda is a bad move. Stick to growing the plants correctly in the first place.
Resin is the tar residue left over in your pipe after you’ve smoked a bunch and forgot to clean your glass. While people do occasionally smoke this stuff when they’re out of bud, it isn’t really getting you that high. You might get a little bit of a “oh I’m a little stoned” but it won’t be anything compared to a massive bong hit of good weed.
Ten Of The Strongest Strains Ever
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, November, 28th 2014 by THCFinder
Weed has come a long way since it was a mass of brown seeds and stems in a bag being sold for $10. The care that goes in to growing these days is ridiculous and the products are unrivaled. Growers produce some of the most potent cannabis these days, for both medical and recreational use. The following are ten of the top most potent strains known to smokers this far.
Bruce Banner #3
With a percentage of 28.35 THC, Bruce Banner #3 will knock you out! This strain is extremely potent and at the top of the list. You’ll love the Bruce Banner #3 strain for sure.
A medical hybrid, A-Dub comes in with 27.72% THC. It’s incredibly potent and tastes amazing! Give this strain a chance and you surely won’t be disappointed. A-Dub is a strain that should be in every stoner’s stash!
Another hybrid strain, R-18 was introduced at Denver Relief in Denver 2013. With a high amount of THC (27.34%), this strain will give you couch lock if you’re not careful. Definitely not for the newbie stoner!
The name really says it all! This hybrid was tested at a whopping 27.05% THC, something that is sure to make you laugh if you smoke enough of it!
26.29% THC will give a serious high to a smoker that isn’t seasoned… We recommend starting with something a little less… Potent! Blue Cookies is a favorite among the customers of TLMD Collective Los Angeles in 2013.
OG Ghost Train Haze
Originating from Southwest Alternative Car in Rare Dankness Denver 2011, OG Ghost Train Haze is a medical sativa. The strain has 25.49% THC and looks just as good as it sounds.
Veganic Strawberry Cough
This strain was released by Kushman Genetics in Seattle 2013. The strain contains 25.28% THC and is 100% vegan, good for those who are concerned about what they ingest! The strain is extremely popular, with a lovely fruity taste!
Platinum Girl Scout Cookies Private Stock LA
Girl Scout Cookies has become a common name for those looking for the dankest of dank. PGSC is even better than normal GSC. This particular strain tested at 25.14% THC and would be perfect for an everyday stoner to chill and relax with!
Girl Scout Cookies (Thin Mints)
The Cali Connection Seed Company in LA came out with this strain in 2013, blowing everyone’s mind with not just the high amount of THC (24.91%) but with the absolute beauty of the strain itself.
While some people aren’t fond of cheese strains, this one is definitely worth trying. Blunt Brothers LA released this strain in 2012 with a high THC percentage; 24.79%. Even if you don’t like cheese, you should absolutely give this a chance!
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, November, 28th 2014 by THCFinder
Marijuana is legal in a few states now, showing how popular this plant has become. With votes stacking up in favor of the weed, people are beginning to wonder what effect the pot shops will have on events such as Black Friday, the most popular shopping day of the year. Considering that Black Friday can actually be dangerous (more dangerous than marijuana, actually, with some people actually dying in order to get that $300 flat screen TV), those that work in the marijuana shops in legal states are hoping to catch some of that shopper craziness.
Especially in Denver, it will be the first holiday season that cannabis has been legal. Many shops have begun to advertise sales for the upcoming “Green Friday”, working on drawing more customers in to get nice and stoned before going off to Wal-Mart or the mall to get Christmas presents. The holidays are known for creating a deep sense of depression, unfortunately, and hopefully those that indulge in a little extra green this year will have a happier few months. At the Grass Station in Denver, owner Ryan Fox has high expectations, no pun intended. “Now we’ve got the legal means for people to give marijuana as a gift, and that’s never really been something that was feasible in the past.” Fox’s plans for Green Friday? Sell ounces of cannabis for a mere $50 to the first 16 customers through the door on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This price is five time cheaper than what the market currently sits at.
Fox, who sold medical marijuana before opening his recreational shop after the laws passed, says that he noticed that the largest amount of sales came from on Thanksgiving or close to it. As a holiday that’s mostly based around consuming food, this makes sense that stoners would like to stock up on bud for such a pigging-out holiday. Not only that but the ability to now give marijuana as a gift is sure to resonate with a good amount of people. What better to get your best friend than a big jar of weed to smoke together while you laugh at silly Christmas movies?
“Christmas sales, day after Thanksgiving sales, your family is in town and you need help dealing with that sales?” Says Sam Kamin, a law professor at the University of Denver. “None of that would surprise me now that the industry has come out in to the open. I would expect to see the industry behaving like any others to the extend that it can.” Even though the cannabis market is new, the people involved are expecting record sales this coming Friday.
Why Stoners Should Love E-Cigs
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, November, 26th 2014 by THCFinder
Vapes and e-cigarettes are the new rage. So much so that the Oxford Dictionary made “vaping” the word of the year. Almost everywhere you go, you see people holding on to these crazy looking electronic cigarettes. With thousands of flavors to choose from, these oil filled mechanisms are incredibly popular in culture today. But since most of the time, the oil contains nicotine, why should stoners be so amped on the social acceptance of electronic cigarettes?
Considering that three years ago, you would be stopped and questioned for carrying such a device, the social acceptance of these cigarettes only gives the clever stoner a better cover. Considering that there are oils available with no nicotine, one could even mix the cannabis oil with oil that smelled like chocolate or vanilla. This would give the stoner a much better cover while out and about, if that’s the kind of stoner that you are. The e-cigs are discreet, small, and can be tucked pretty much anywhere. Not only that but they can be smoked everywhere (almost). You may encounter some people that will refuse to let you smoke them inside but considering the e-digs expel vapor rather than smoke, you can be sneaky and still smoke as long as you’re careful.
Even though there are arguments saying that smoking a vape may be just as bad as smoking a cigarette, the social acceptance here is the important part. As said above, people smoking a vaporizer in public a few years ago would have certainly been grounds for police suspicion. Now, thanks to the fact that vapes are considered “mainstream”, stoners can load up pens full of pot instead of nicotine oil and enjoy the effects of THC throughout the day, with minimal risk of getting attention from people you’d rather avoid.
As more states legalize the plant, there is sure to be e-cigs made and sold that look exactly like the ones on the market now but will only contain cannabis oil. There are companies right now watching the vape market, studying the trends, and preparing themselves for the legalization of cannabis so that they can promote and sell their 420 e-cig. And seeing as how the vapes are so popular now, you can only imagine how much attention they will gain in the next few years.
Five Jobs The Cannabis Industry Creates
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, November, 26th 2014 by THCFinder
The economy is doing poorly and the people are beginning to really suffer from the effects. No matter if you go to school and get a degree or you go to school for ten years and become a doctor. Chances are, you’re having trouble finding jobs if you don’t have one or just constantly struggling to pay the bills. But with cannabis approval growing rapidly in the US and with more states legalizing the plant, it seems like benefits for medical users aren’t the only positive effect of a legal cannabis market. There are many jobs that the industry could create if allowed. Here are just five of these jobs that could be benefitting the people of the working class.
Much like the more common bartender, a bud tender is someone who gives the medicine to the patients. Different then a pharmacist in the sense that the people working to sell cannabis to patients or recreational users are genuinely concerned about the people buying pot. You don’t need a degree to be a bud tender and while you can’t accept tips like a bartender, the gratification from this job is all you need.
Someone needs to grow the plants to sell in the stores, right? Growing cannabis is a full time job. The plants need constant attention to achieve the level of perfection that’s necessary for store sold cannabis. There are constant problems that present themselves to those that choose to grow. From pests to thieves, having a garden is hard work but eventually, it does pay off. Both in monetary gain and a feeling of accomplishment that the garden will make people happy long after it’s been cut down.
Cooking with bud isn’t as easy as you think, especially if you’re getting creative. Some people can whip up the most delicious food containing weed and some people… Just can’t. Making edibles is more like a science than anything else and the patients who can’t smoke do love enjoying treats. Soon enough, I’m sure little food delivery trucks will pop up, much like Meals-On-Wheels, containing amazing medicated dinners for it’s customers.
The buds aren’t going to look so perfectly manicured by themselves! After the harvest has been cut, the buds must be trimmed carefully to be ready for sale. Trimmers don’t make a lot of money but a lot of the time, they get paid more in free weed that they’ve trimmed themselves. Again, companied with a feeling of self-accomplishment, this job would be great for someone trying to break in to the business and work their way to the top.
This profession would only be for someone who knows what they’re doing. Making concentrates can be dangerous if not done under the right conditions and it’s important that these people especially take care with their craft. Creating concentrates that are a high enough quality to be sold is tough. From BHO to ice wax to RSO, this product must be extremely high in quality. Those that tend to gravitate towards making concentrates usually have a background in engineering or chemistry, as the knowledge needed to do this is extreme.
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