125 Year Old Pot Smoker Claims Weed Was Her Secret To Longevity
Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, August, 20th 2011 by THCFinder
A 125-year-old woman, said to be one of the oldest women in India, died at her home in Orissa, her family said Sunday. Fulla Nayak claimed that smoking cannabis every day was her secret to long life.
Fulla Nayak, a resident of Kanarpur village in the coastal district of Kendrapada, died of old age complications Saturday.
According to her 72-year-old grandson, Fulla was 125. But as per a voter photo identity card issued by the government in 1995 she was 120 years.
The grand old woman lived in a small mud-walled thatched house in Kanarpur, about 25 km from the district headquarters. She is survived by two of her four daughters and around two dozen relatives.
Her eldest daughter, Jamuna, 92, lives in the same village. Her husband died at the age of 50.
Fulla was in the news when her grandson Narayan Nayak claimed last week that she could be the oldest woman living in the world. He had said that he would write to the Guinness book authorities to record the claim.
Fulla was known for her love of smoking ganja and cigars and palm juice. She also loved steaming hot tea.
She had never suffered any debilitating ailment throughout her life. Except for her weak eyesight, Fulla maintained good health and used to walk without support.
The Lighter Wars
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, August, 19th 2011 by THCFinder
Teens may be charged for pot brownie prank
Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, August, 16th 2011 by THCFinder
A trio of teenagers in downstate Illinois are looking at a possible criminal record after police say they baked a batch of marijuana brownies and handed them out to unknowing victims.
The O’Fallow Township High School students were attending summer band camp where the incident allegedly took place. Besides facing criminal charges, the school may also take disciplinary action, according to STLtoday.com.
O’Fallon police Sgt. Rob Schmidtke told the site, “Anytime anybody is given drugs or something else without their knowledge that can obviously be a health hazard. We won’t let this slide. It could have been a very big deal.”
Police were tipped off via a fellow student who had learned about the prank and alerted a school administrator.
Schmidtke says the three teens confessed to lacing the brownies, adding, “It could have been an interesting band practice.”
O’Fallon Police Chief John Betten told the Belleville News Democrat, “No charges have been filed at this point and the case is still under investigation,” and that fortunately there were no “reports of problems” for any of the band members that ingested the pot-laced baked goods.
“Maybe [the teens] didn’t do a very good job of making them,” he added.
Medical pot superstore thrives while awaiting legal ruling
PHOENIX -- A Valley medical marijuana superstore is on track to crack $1 million in sales even though the state's dispensaries are in limbo because of a federal lawsuit.
"We Grow" hydroponics store sells everything that medical marijuana patients need to grow their own pot, except the plant itself.
Sunny Singh, owner of the store in central Phoenix, has plans to open up stores in Flagstaff and Tucson.
He said there's a lot of uncertainty about the medical marijuana law, passed by Arizona voters in 2009, because of the federal suit over whether dispensaries are legal. But, Singh said, "The medical marijuana act is in full effect. If you're a qualified patient, you can go see a doctor, get your evaluation done and get your medical marijuana card. You can get your card and cultivate yourself, up to 12 plants per patient."
Almost 9,000 people have applied for a medical marijuana card in Arizona and most applications have been approved.
Until the injunction against dispensaries is lifted, Dhar Mann with "We Grow" said the store is helping hundreds of patients who need marijuana.
"Whether that is you're coming to purchase your products to build an indoor grow room or you're coming to receive support services, such as classes, meet with a doctor for a cannabis evaluation, you can do that all under one roof here at our We Grow location in Phoenix," Mann said.
Singh added that "We Grow" offers a technician team that installs and manages your plants for you and helps you throughout your whole harvest.
Singh plans to open "We Grow" stores in Tucson and Flagstaff.
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First results of 2011 Medical Marijuana Survey posted
The 2011 Medical Marijuana Survey (sponsored again by Legalize Utah) commenced last week and the responses are educational and interesting, much like the 2010 survey. To date 23 responses have been received, 14 from men and 9 from women. All of the results are available via live stream at this link.
The age of survey participants show a majority of age 30 and above and the ethnicity shows a majority of Caucasians, however Hispanic and Asian respondents are also represented.
When asked if they utilize cannabis for medicinal reasons, the survey demonstrates 16 participants admitted to using marijuana to treat physical and psychological issues, including: Asperger's Syndrome, Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Dirsorder (ADHD), seizures, muscle spasms, chronic pain, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Glaucoma, Anorexia, Insomnia, Social Anxiety, stress and back pain.
When asked whether they chose to use cannabis rather than pharmaceuticals, 14 participants indicated they chose medical marijuana over man made, synthetic drugs.
The age at which survey participants began using cannabis medically varies from 13 through 30.
Utah specific questions were also included in the survey (as the survey is sponsored by Legalize Utah, Utah's first organization dedicated to the legalization of medicinal marijuana in Utah).
The first question was if the responder lives in Utah. Results show 87% of participants do live in Utah.
When asked if any of those living in Utah had ever purchased any “tobacco accessories” (pipes, hookas, bongs, etc.), the response was interesting.
Media influence was also addressed, showing only 21% stating media has any type of significant influence on their choice to utilize medical marijuana.
Level of education and neighborhood type were also obtained, showing only 7% did not graduate and 64% have at least 2 year degrees.
Neighborhoods also had unexpected results showing 36% live in suburbia, 29% live in urban areas and 21% reside in rural areas.
The 2011 Medical Marijuana Survey will continue for the next few weeks with updates being posted as much as possible.
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