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The Marijuana Spa Movement

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, July, 2nd 2014 by THCFinder
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Let's face it... Girls love going to the spa. Hell, with the stress that people experience these days, even guys should be going to the spa to chill out for a bit! A massage, perhaps a trickling fountain of some sort, and a totally calm environment? Sounds like the perfect Saturday afternoon! What could possibly make such an awesome time better? Simply, cannabis infused oils, salves, and creams of course! If you're a resident of Denver, Colorado, you can experience this amazing spa treatment at a select few spas around town.
 
The spa industry rakes in $14 billion a year. That's a staggering number. Add in cannabis for those patients who are really in pain and you should probably tack on another $6 billion to that number. The potential for a THC infused spa industry is absolutely incredible. Since the plant still remains illegal in many states, the spas haven't really taken off yet but they're expected to, especially in the recently legalized states of Colorado and Washington. Using THC and CBD in the massage process could absolutely help those suffering from arthritis, muscle pains, or physical injuries from sports and such.
 
Effects of the CBD oils and lotions are simple. The patient feels an even deeper feeling of relaxation and peacefulness, while at the same time the patient remains levelheaded and not so high. Both parties feel a benefit from this, as the massager has an easier time working longer since the CBD effects their hands also. Anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis help to soothe the aches and pains of the body, showing that these cannabis based massage products could be absolutely amazing for any age patient.
 
Cannabis is sure to make a huge impact on the spa industry. While the creams and lotions are still illegal in a lot of the states, it's definitely something that will gain more momentum as more find out about it. Women love beauty products and especially these days, with the worry about what's actually in our makeup bag, natural based cosmetics are steadily becoming more and more common. The spa is just the first stop on cannabis' take over of the beauty industry. Hopefully, women (and men) will be able to get cannabis leaf face peels and full leaf body wraps!

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Pueblo County Approves Recreational Marijuana Club Rules

Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, July, 1st 2014 by THCFinder
pueblo-county-mj-rulesI have not visited Colorado this year yet, but I definitely want to. Starting January 1st, recreational marijuana sales have been occuring all over Colorado. While price gouging is common, I still want to go into a store and make a legal purchase so that I can scratch it off of my marijuana bucket list. My Oregon friends that have traveled to Colorado have told me that the only knock they have on Colorado is that it’s hard to find legal places to consume marijuana as an out of state resident. You can’t consume marijuana in public, and most hotels don’t allow consumption in their rooms, which makes it hard to consume the marijuana that was legally purchased at a store.
 
It sounds like in Pueblo County, Colorado marijuana clubs have been approved that will help with that situation. Last week Pueblo County commissioners voted to approve some changes to marijuana club rules. Marijuana clubs must follow rules outlined in the Indoor Clean Air Act, which means no smoking indoors – smoking has to occur on a patio out of public view. Vaporizers and edibles are OK inside of the facilities. Selling marijuana is forbidden at the clubs, and club owners can’t be affiliated with retail outlets.
 
The clubs do allow guest passes and/or temporary memberships to allow out of state customers to frequent the establishments. Per The Pueblo Chieftain:
 
Tommy Eubanks spoke in favor of the ordinance. He said he was from Texas and that his wife suffers from multiple sclerosis.
 
“We’re spending about $10,000 to $15,000 in this county but there’s nowhere for us to experiment to see what works for us,” he said.
 
Medical marijuana clubs have existed for a long time in other states. However, these clubs are for patients, not the general public. I can’t wait to go to Colorado, make my first legal purchase, and hangout at a club to talk the toke.
 

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Does That Look Like Pot To You?

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, June, 26th 2014 by THCFinder
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Fast food is gross. Yes, we may love it. But it's gross. There have been many reports of people finding even more disgusting things IN the food... Rat heads, chicken feet, human semen. Yeah... Fast food can be pretty nasty. But people everywhere still pull up to drive thrus, order double cheese burgers, and eat themselves stupid. But if you happen across a certain McDonalds in Iowa, you might find something a little more pleasant in your meal then the aforementioned abominations.
 
In April, a couple driving in Ottumwa, Iowa decided to hit up the local McDonald's around 8:15pm for some cheeseburgers. They snagged two doubles and headed home. But after taking at least one bite of the meal each, they noticed that the burgers contained something other then the typical cheese/ketchup/onions/pickles/mustard. It seemed that the burgers had the added of ingredient of what looked and smelled like marijuana. Upon noticing the green vegetative matter, the couple went back to the McDonalds and informed the managers of what they had found.
 
Ottumwa Police Lt. Jason Bell didn't have a comment on how much marijuana was actually found on the burger but it "appears to be consistent with marijuana". The substance still has to be tested at the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation so it's unsure what the substance actually was (who knows, it might have been bad lettuce). The substance was sent out as soon as possible and in the meantime, the cops tried to figure out how the cannabis could have made it's way in to the food in the first place. The McDonald's remained open after the report as well and when asked by USA Today to comment on the finding, the manager promptly said "no comment" and hung up.

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How To Grow Northern Lights Marijuana Indoors

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, June, 26th 2014 by THCFinder

Marijuana as a substance is a well-known entity, but, perhaps the most well-known subset of marijuana is Northern Lights. It is one of the most common strains you’ll find and has won a variety of different awards for its taste and overall superiority. Northern Lights is also commonly used in a number of different crosses to make unique varieties.

Still, many people hearken back to it because it provides some of the best highs on the books. The best way to achieve those highs, of course, is to grow the plant yourself with some Northern Lights marijuana seeds. Download my free marijuana grow bible for more tips about growing marijuana plants.

Northern Lights Smoking Effects

Again, Northern Lights is very well-known for the high it produces in its users. It is a very deep, relaxing body buzz that lasts for a considerably long time. It is a strain that seems wholly geared toward making you lazy and euphoric and it achieves that goal almost every time. The comfort levels that you attain while smoking Northern Lights are second-to-none, and it gets you into a soothing state of deep relaxation. If you’ve ever smoked weed before, then it’s more than likely that you’ve smoked a strain that has some Northern Lights genes in it.

Northern Lights Plant Features

Northern Lights is often broad-leafed with a deep green color that reveals its indica characteristics. It’s a rather short strain so you don’t really have to worry about space in your grow room. Still, some plants have been known to get between 40 and 60 inches in height. Breeders have spent a lot of time perfecting Northern Lights, so there’s a quick turnaround rate. The plant will flower in about 9 to 10 weeks. The level of THC peaks at around 18%, and you can expect yields of about 18 ounces per 10 square feet. With Northern Lights marijuana seeds, there are also feminized and autoflowering varieties to choose from. When the plants do flower, you can expect some highly resinous clusters of flowers.

Northern Lights Medicinal Uses

Because Northern Lights is so popular, it has been used by a lot of medical researchers to discern the medicinal value of marijuana. Northern Lights has proven effective for treating insomnia and anxiety because of the dense, calming nature of the strain. The research has also shown Northern Lights to be effective at combating spinal nerve diseases like radiculopathy. These are just a few of the many benefits that Northern Lights has to offer.

Source: http://www.theweedblog.com


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Who Is Chris Christie And Why Marijuana Lovers Need To Know

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, June, 25th 2014 by THCFinder
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You may know him as the man who had no answer for the father asking him to please not let his daughter die (referring to the Wilson viral video that showed how ignorant and disrespectful Christie is when confronted with the idea of giving cannabis to children suffering from epilepsy). Or as the man who bantered on and on about "gateway drugs" when asked about the plant on a radio show. Or possibly, you just know him as the governor of New Jersey. This man is trying to take on the anti-marijuana movement singlehandedly against the grain of the thousands of supporters that the plant gains every single day. So if people support weed so much and Christie is just rude politician, what's the issue?
 
The issue is that Christie may end up running for president of the US. And that's pretty bad for the people in America who are pro-pot. The state of New Jersey currently allows medical marijuana to be sold and bought by patients with a doctor's recommendation. Christie, however, only allowed one dispensary to open in the state and that one shop doesn't sell the concentrates that some patients (like Vivian Wilson, the little girl suffering from epilepsy in that viral video) need in order to feel better. Even after confronted during a press conference by the girl's father, Christie barely let an edible rule pass, saying that the single medical shop could sell edibles. Unfortunately, a low demand for high CBD edibles causes the shop to not carry the medicine. So basically, not much help to the child in need.
 
Christie doesn't seem to have accepted the facts. Every single poll released recently has shown increasing support in favor of telling the Feds to butt out of state cannabis business. Colorado and Washington are raking in the big bucks due to the legal marijuana sales and even though states don't want to seem eager, you know all the politicians are hungering for the $15+ million a week in revenue from bud sales. Christie doesn't see the money as a good thing. In the radio interview, a listener explained the incredible financial benefits of legalization and Christie couldn't even let the listener finish. Cutting her off with "Let me stop you right there. You know when it may come down the road? When I'm gone. Because it won't happen while I'm here." He then proceeds to quote a study that basically says marijuana consumers aren't as smart as those that don't use marijuana... Going all the way back to "stoners are stupid". His ending argument, of course, was to say that marijuana is a gateway drug and it should not be allowed.
 
He may sound silly and very, very wrong. But if this man happens to worm his way in to the Oval Office, the cannabis movement is in trouble. Even the progress of Colorado and Washington could be halted by such an abrasive, uninformed person. Stoners need to know about opponents like this so we know what we're up against... Although with Christie, I'm unsure as to how valid and solid his arguments actually are. Considering the gateway drug theory has been disproven time and time again, we will hopefully be safe from cannabis predators like this.

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Make THC Active During The Marijuana Drying Process

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, June, 25th 2014 by THCFinder

The drying process is very important to get your marijuana to have a good taste. It has to be done with care. If you don’t do it right, all the previous efforts can be wasted by mold. During the drying stage you should try to keep the plant alive as long as possible. Like this all the chlorophyll can be turned into glucose, which means more flavor and higher yield.

Directly after harvesting the plant is still full of chlorophyll and not ready yet, it tastes bitter. The active elements have to be transformed into THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

The THC is already present in the plant, but not yet active. This only takes a few days. If the drying process has not been done right, your marijuana will taste bitter, the effects won’t be strong and will spoil quickly. Make the plant turn the chlorophyll into sugar by tricking it. Download my free marijuana grow bible for more tips about growing marijuana plants.

1. To stop the photosynthesis and stop the plant to transpire because of heat and lightning, put the marijuana plants in a dark area.

2. The plant ‘thinks’ it’s still alive if the juices still circulate. So make sure you hang them upside down.

3. The plant will use its chlorophyll as a last energy resource because the roots can’t absorb any water and the leaves get no light. All this energy goes to the flowers so the marijuana plant can reproduce.

4. To get a good flavor, dry the plant very slowly so the plant will use all its chlorophyll and converts it into sugar. No fans or heaters.

5. Keep the temperature between 17°C to 18°C, and the humidity between 60 to 70%, so the plant won´t dry too quickly.

Always treat your plant with the best care possible. The sticky resin will attach to anything so don´t touch the flowers and hang it upside down.

After a few days, the marijuana plant will change and the leaves will be bent around the flowers. Some people remove the large leaves before they hang the plant to dry, because it is easier than when the plants are dry but it has some disadvantages as well

-The plant dries faster if the large leaves are removed because the plant has little mass and less chlorophyll. If the leaves are removed, the total mass of the plants is reduced, so that it dries more quickly.

-Any moisture will evaporate through the leaves which reduces the risk of mold on the flowers, so leave them on.

- The leaves also form a sort of protection for the flowers because the bent around them.

After two weeks the leaves are dry but the flowers and the stem should still be flexible and sticky. The resin falls of easily so handle the plants with care. When the flowers turn to powder when crushed and the stems are brittle, the marijuana is too dry. Just check on your weed every few days. If the flower is sticky and the stem inside it cracks when bended, the marijuana plant is ready. It should have a fruity, mild flavor.

If the final product tastes bitter, then the marijuana was dried too quickly and did not have the time to perform all the necessary transformations. The drying room should be well-aired to prevent mold, but the room may not be ventilated, because otherwise the flowers will dry too quickly. A cupboard or storage unit is suitable for this. No cellars (too damp) or attics (too changeable).

A dehumidifier can be used, but this drying method is too fast. But sometimes, if the dry room is too moist, a dehumidifier can be a perfect solution. Also if the drying process has to be accelerated its better than using a heater. Check your plants on mold every day. If there is any mold, use a dehumidifier or a heater to speed up the drying process. Make sure the plants are not touching each other and cut large flowers into smaller pieces and put them on a sieve and let it dry.

Source: http://www.theweedblog.com


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