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Marijuana Party Buses Not Allowed In Washington State

Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, August, 26th 2014 by THCFinder
marijuana-party-buses-not-allowed-in-waParty buses are becoming more and more popular. Almost every weekend I see one or more of my friends take a party bus to or from an event, or just ride around in the party bus getting drunk and partying. The buses have dance lights and often have stripper poles. You can consume all the alcohol you want in the back portion of the bus. People in Washington tried to modify that idea and do it with a marijuana twist. Essentially, the bus takes you to the best marijuana stores around, and customers can then consume it on the party bus in a similar fashion as people do with alcohol on party buses. I think it’s a great idea, however, the idea was short lived, as the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission said that business model is illegal. Per the Seattle Times:
 
“You may not permit consumption or use of marijuana products on state-permitted charter and excursion vehicles, nor permit a driver to be exposed to marijuana smoke or vapor.”
 
What’s the logic?
 
“The commission believes activity in your vehicles is ‘in view of the general public,’ ” said the notice to operators. ”Your vehicles are ‘a public place’ or a ‘place of employment.’ “
 
This is yet another example of the hypocrisy that surrounds the rules of alcohol compared to marijuana. People can get completely inebriated in the back of a bus, but if people want to vaporize marijuana in the back of a bus, with a divider between the bus driver and the marijuana consumers, that’s not OK. Washington voters voted to regulate marijuana like alcohol. Either both substances should be allowed on party buses, or neither, but certainly not one over the other.
 

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Marijuana Use Lowers Risk Of Domestic Violence In Married Couples

Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, August, 26th 2014 by THCFinder
mj-lowers-domestic-violence-in-married-couplesPast research has indicated that couples who abuse substances are at a greater risk for divorce, in part because substance abuse often leads to an increase in domestic violence.
 
However, new research has found that when it comes to marijuana use, the opposite effect occurs: couples who frequently use marijuana are actually at a lower risk of partner violence.
 
Researchers from Yale University, University of Buffalo and Rutgers recruited 634 couples from 1996 to 1999 while they were applying for a marriage license in New York State. After an initial interview, the researchers followed the couples over the course of nine years using mail-in surveys to measure the effects of marijuana use on intimate partner violence (IPV).
 
The study defines IPV as acts of physical aggression, such as slapping, hitting, beating and choking, and it was measured by asking couples to report violence committed by them or toward them in the last year.
 
At the end of the first year, 37.1 percent of husbands had committed acts of domestic violence.
 
Marijuana use was measured by asking participants how often they used marijuana or hashish (defined as pot, weed, reefer, hash, hash oil or grass) in the last year. Participants were also asked about other drug use including alcohol, because, as the researchers explain the study, marijuana and alcohol are often used in conjunction.
 
What the researchers found surprised them: due to the fact that alcohol and other substances are known to increase domestic violence, they hypothesized that marijuana use would have the same effect. But that was not the case.
 
"More frequent marijuana use generally predicted less frequent IPV for both men and women over the first 9 years of marriage," the researchers wrote. Not only that, couples who both used marijuana frequently -- compared to one spouse using it more than the other -- had the lowest risk for partner violence.
 
Why would marijuana be different than other substances? Researchers hypothesize that the positive side effects of using marijuana may actually reduce conflict and aggression. They note that previous research has found chronic marijuana use to blunt emotional reactions, which could in turn decrease violent or aggressive behavior between spouses.
 

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Cigarettes Proven to Be More Dangerous Than Marijuana

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, August, 25th 2014 by THCFinder
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Cigarettes have been proven to be more dangerous than marijuana. Marijuana may also be an alleged safer substitute for cigarette smoking because effects of marijuana are slim in detrimental use versus smoking cigarettes states an influx of studies. Cigarettes contain 40,000 chemicals, 43 of the additive chemicals are proven to cause cancer, they are carcinogenics.
 
Formaldehyde, tar, the highly addictive nicotine and arsenic can be traced in one cigarette. Cigarettes are also inflammatory to the lungs, teeth, gums and heart. Gum disease anywhere from gingivitis to severe periodontal disease leading to tooth loss are correlated to prolonged cigarette use with or without moderation.
 
Marijuana, on the other hand, contains natural additives such as THC, assorted cannabanoids and 100 terpenoids found in other plants such as pine trees. Terpenoids are aromatic and  flavinoids are also a natural ingredient in various types of marijuana. Flavinoids have been linked to being antioxidant and anti inflammatory. Adverse chemicals to the body in marijuana have not yet been discovered.
 
Medical marijuana helps suppress glaucoma, may boost the immune system, eases epileptic seizures, hinders cancer cells and causes many other beneficial effects. Certain concentrations of the flavinoids, cannabinoids and THC exclusively in the plant can be beneficial given the disease at hand.
 
However downsides to marijuana have not yet been proven solid. Most of the downsides are implying association versus a definitive cause and a concrete correlation. Marijuana studies have suggested that gray matter density in the amygdala and  the nucleus accumbens  of the brain maybe a chain reaction to avid smokers. This means that the sensory in those areas creates a dependency on marijuana.
 
This was a subset study with only 20 users, aged 18 to 25 years, at different levels of usage and then non smokers within the same age range. The study may prevail due to MRI scanning the physical properties of the brain. Given such a tiny group, it is purely anecdotal.
 
Main stipulations of recreational marijuana is the perceptive effects. Hallucinations depending on the amount taken vary from person to person. Body weight can also determine the individuals’ adverse hallucinations.
 
Conclusive studies to the overall positive and negative effects of marijuana have yet to become beyond anecdotal. However, cigarettes tell a different tale of objective harm to the body. Proving that marijuana if legal in the state can be a better, less dangerous alternative to cigarettes.
 
Chances of lung cancer and cigarette smoking are in the 80 to 90 percent range for both men and women. Non smokers have a 20 to30 percent chance of getting lung cancer in their lifetime solely due to being around secondhand smokers. Almost 160,000 people die from smoking in a year.
 
Cigarette smoking can also lessen the chances of gum and bone loss repair surgeries and even preventive periodontal gum disease treatment. The chemicals in cigarettes serve as an inflammatory on gum tissue. Also, heart disease and the weakness of the lungs hinders efficient physical exercise.
 
 
Read more : http://guardianlv.com

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Don't Let Cats And Dogs Around Your Marijuana Garden

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, August, 21st 2014 by THCFinder

Really?  You didn’t think your beloved pets were worth a spot in this section?  Hell, they hold a spot in your life, so why not here?  While your family pets can be a huge help in running off birds and mammalian intruders, they can conversely pose a threat to your cannabis plot.  Unless well trained, they have a propensity to choose your lovingly tended gardens as their defecation spots.  Perhaps they suppose they are honoring your efforts.  More likely they are marking the territory as their own.

Domestic animal poop is not recommended for compost piles due to the parasites that may be present in the stool.  Fido and Kitty’s poop is toxic to compost.  That being said, it can only be assumed that defecating in the cannabis patch will cause more harm in addition to having trampled upon plants.

There is no viable evidence that domestic cats and dogs are attracted to marijuana plants.  However, they both have a habit of wallowing through gardens, damaging plants and in the case of cats, pissing in your plant bed, regardless of its contents. Download my free marijuana grow bible for more tips about growing marijuana.

Cat urine has a high concentration of ammonia and nitrogen which can burn your plants.  If you find your (or someone else’s) cat pissing in your garden, give the soil a good douse of water to dilute the urine.

The best defense against your cats and dogs destroying your marijuana garden is to train them to stay out of them.  Yes, this can be done; even with cats.  Sprinkling hot chili pepper over the soil can help deter them from entering.  The benefit will be two-fold, as it will deter other pests as well.

Make sure your cats have a clean litter box in the house, or if they are strictly outdoor cats, have a sandy area they can claim as their own.  Keep it clean or they’ll go elsewhere to relieve themselves; cats are very persnickety when it comes to cleanliness and their potty areas. Tip from Rhonda; Lay chicken wire down on top of your soil across the planting bed. Why? Because cats disdain walking on chicken wire. Using wire cutters, you’ll be able to open up pockets in the chicken wire sufficiently large for installing your plants.

Dogs are diggers.  Give them an area where they can get their jollies.  If you can’t keep them from areas you don’t want dug up, keep them on a lead when outside.  Give them enough room to roam but not enough to do no harm to your gardens.

If you want to start growing, download my free grow guide and order some marijuana seeds. All top quality marijuana seeds are available in my marijuana seed shop. We ship seeds to the US, CA and many other countries. For any growing related question please visit the marijuana support page.

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First Legal Marijuana Purchased In Seattle Donated To Museum

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, August, 20th 2014 by THCFinder
seattle-mmj-donated-to-museumLegal cannabis sales started in Washington on July 7th. The first legal purchase in Seattle was made by 65 year old grandmother Deb Greene at Cannabis City. Rather than consume some of the cannabis she purchased, Deb Green instead donated some of the cannabis to Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry. Per Time:
 
She purchased two bags of legal weed, one for personal use and another that was signed by Cannabis City owner, James Lathrop, so it could be “saved forever,” Greene told the Seattle Times. “You don’t use history.”
 
It’s pretty heartening that the Seattle museum will display cannabis, yet another demonstration that cannabis is moving out of the shadows and into the mainstream. The first legal purchase in Colorado was by a military veteran named Sean Azzariti. It is tremendous that the first purchase in Colorado was a military vet and that the first purchase in Seattle was a grandmother, not your stereotypical “stoners”. As far as we know, Azzariti consumed his cannabis, that he uses to combat post-traumatic stress and none of it made it to a museum, making Ms. Greene’s cannabis at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry all that much special. It would be fun to be a fly on the wall at the museum to see what people have to say about the cannabis display. A time-lapse audio recording would be amazing, as the novelty wears off and decades from now, future generations are amazed that marijuana prohibition was a policy in the first place.
 
These are truly historic times. Future generations will certainly look back and wonder what the big fuss was about, just as we are amazed that alcohol prohibition was even implemented in the first place and that racial segregation was the law of the land. Historians will look back on prohibition and wonder why such a harmless plant led to so many harmful public policies prohibiting it. Let’s keep up the fight, keep spreading the word and put cannabis prohibition into the dust bin of history, so it will be a relic of the past, partly commemorated by a few cannabis flowers in a museum donated by a loving grandmother.
 

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Questions surround legality of marijuana tour bus

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, August, 20th 2014 by THCFinder
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SEATTLE -- Getting high while seeing Seattle. Tourism entrepreneurs are making that happen.
 
It's been more than a month since retailers first started legally selling marijuana across Washington state. WeedBus.Club is an organization that allows passengers to get high on its sightseeing party bus.
 
"[People] love it," operator William Prigmore said. "They take pictures, they [give] thumbs up. It's great. We get a lot of positive feedback about the weed bus."
 
The bus' paint job sure makes what promises to be a mind-altering experience hard to miss. Betty Jo Jones, visiting from Montana, couldn't resist snapping a few pictures of the bus Tuesday morning along the Seattle waterfront.
 
"It's very unique," said Jones. "It's something I don't see every day."
 
Prigmore says that curiosity is what's driving business. On a Tuesday bus ride from Seattle's piers to SODO, some early-morning passengers took time to smoke during a short pit stop.
 
"They can smoke on the bus," explained Prigmore. "We go down to Cannabis City. They can buy it legally."
 
There is no divider separating the driver from the rows of smoke-filled fun. A risk of a second-hand high for the driver is drawing concern.
 
"Most of the time when they're smoking on the bus, we don't have drivers in there," said Prigmore.
 
The Seattle Police Department says it will monitor these tourism ventures.
 
Officers say passengers smoking pot is still considered public smoking, which is illegal. However, enforcing marijuana laws is the department's lowest priority, according to a police spokesperson.
 
The price for WeedBus.Club is $25 for an hour tour or a donation for passengers traveling a short distance. Prigmore says pot bus competition is heating up, so don't be surprised to see more of the new tourism vehicles on Seattle streets.
 

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