Smoking At Work
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, November, 13th 2013 by THCFinder
Everyone knows that work is sometimes pretty tough to deal with. Since a lot of people still have to be sneaky about smoking, not to mention absurd stress at work, it can be hard to deal. Being stoned takes away the stress and allows a lot of people to do their jobs even better. But handling sneaky bosses and high volume environments, how is one supposed to be comfortably stoned in their careers?
You should always start a job on the sober side. Whether you're a functioning stoner or not, learning new tasks and skills is sometimes better done sober when it comes to making a living. But once you begin to get a handle on how things work, you can begin to figure out exactly how high you should be while at work. At certain jobs, people tend to want to be extremely baked. This includes any sort of service industry person, people who depend on tips and don't make a lot of hourly pay. The stress of dealing with needy or rude customers calls for a need to constantly be some level of high. Whether you smoke blunts on a cigarette break or sneak special brownies around in your bag, service industry people are always stoned. Construction, painting, and landscaping are also jobs that stoners tend to do better high. The attention to detail, not to mention being outside, makes for a perfect job to do high, providing you can get past the drug tests that those jobs sometimes do.
Being stoned when you get to work is easy but how exactly do you keep that feeling going? Bosses can be super watchful and it can be hard to toke up when you have to serve six or more tables or an entire house to paint. Your best bet at workplaces like these is to either take cigarette breaks, in which you can take a fast puff and at least be semi-stoned or have some sort of edible with you. These are inconspicuous and can be eaten fast enough so that no hungry coworkers try to steal it from you. The cigarette shaped one hitters or Urban Papers are good for super sneaky smoking at work, if you use the cigarette approach. You can also snag an empty pack off of a coworker to store these in. Talk about sneaky, right?
You can also find multiple small vaporizers that are easy enough to conceal. That way, you can pretty much just sneak in to the bathroom. If anyone comments on a funny smell, there's plenty of smart comments that you can respond with. Use your imagination. Smoking at work is a totally possible and it's not that difficult. You just need to know how to handle yourself at work. Be sure that you can do your job safely and the right way. If you're going to be stealth smoking, you need to at least know you can do what you're supposed to do
Allergic To THC?
Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, November, 12th 2013 by THCFinder
Have you ever had a friend that turns down the bowl when it's their turn in the rotation? Every time someone denies the ganja, the entire group needs a viable reason as to why. Sometimes, the person has smoked too much or maybe they're just not in the mood. There is always that one chance though that you'll get the friend that says "No thanks, I'm allergic."
Whoa... What? Allergic to pot? While a lot of stoners will laugh at their friend, call them a wimp, and try to pressure them to take a hit, stop and think. Marijuana is a weed and the human body can develop allergies to every single thing that exists in the world. There are other people who are allergic to apples. It's not a joke. Our bodies are mysterious and sometimes, our cells just aren't feeling the substances we eat, touch, or smell. Since marijuana is a plant that produces pollen, it is completely logical that there is a percent of the population that will develop a cannabis allergy. The pollen from the plant can cause red eyes, itchy nose, and sinus problems as well as skin rashes in certain cases.
While touching the plant cause cause reactions in the body, so can smoking it. To those who develop a cannabis allergy, the inhalation of the plant can cause severe asthma, as well as hives. Not only is the plant itself always the cause of this issue but buds that haven't been cured properly can develop types of mold that some people are allergic to as well. So the person may not be allergic to the marijuana itself but the other allergens that have infected the bud. The type of mold, named aspergillus, causes allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
It gets even worse when it comes to the medibles aspect of marijuana. Eating weed is a different way to utilize the cannabis plant but those who may be allergic, beware. Ingesting marijuana while knowing that an allergy exists is not a good idea. The effects of ingested marijuana of an allergy afflicted person are the same as if someone with a peanut allergy indulging in a peanut butter sandwich. The treatment of a marijuana food allergy is treated how any other food allergy is treated; with an Epi-Pen.
So before poking fun at a friend that claims to be allergic to ganja, remember that it is possible. There are people in the world that allergic to water. The human body is made of water so these poor people are technically allergic to themselves. Since cannabis is a plant and produces pollen, it's totally possible for people to develop allergies to it.
Screens Save Weed
Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, November, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
In a stoner's world, it's always about maximizing the weed and getting the best smoking experience that you can. One thing that seems to be missing from a lot of stoner tools is the screen. These small metal circles are cheap and convenient and can save small amounts of weed from becoming uselessly stuck in bong water. The amount of weed that ends up in the bong water is small but definitely accumulates over time.
Most people would argue that this is the purpose of the ash catchers. True, however the weed still ends up in the bong water. This is still wasteful and even though it doesn't seem like a lot, it does add up. Adding a screen is a perfect was to make sure that every bit of weed possible is saved from death by bong water. Easy to mold in to the right shape to fit your piece and extremely easy to remove.
A screen in a bowl without water filtration is also a good thing. As we all know, there isn't a single person in the world that likes getting pull through on a bowl. By putting a screen, no longer will you have to nurse the bowl. You can hit the piece without worrying about getting crispy buds in your mouth when you smoke. The screens are made in all sizes and can be bought at any headshop or smokeshop. There are also certain pieces of glass that come with built in screens.
Conserving weed is important and so is keep your glass clean. Screens prevent a lot of the buildup in bowls and bong slides. It keeps the weed from getting stuck, plus your water will stay much clearer for much longer. By keeping the burnt bud out of the water, you won't wind up with that swampy looking water for a lot longer.
Alcohol Is Really Pissed Off at Marijuana Right Now
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, November, 8th 2013 by THCFinder
Marijuana has been giving alcohol a bad name. So contend booze lobbyists, who are getting sick of an ad campaign that makes the claim that pot is safer than their beloved beverages.
"We're not against legalization of marijuana, we just don't want to be vilified in the process," said one alcohol industry representative who didn't want to be quoted harshing his colleagues mellow. "We don't want alcohol to be thrown under the bus, and we're going to fight to defend our industry when we are demonized."
The marijuana industry has had a good couple of years: a recent poll found that 58 percent of the country thinks the product should be legal, recreational use has been legalized in two states already, and this past election saw the city of Portland, Maine, legalize 2.5 ounces of pot. Ahead of the vote in Portland—which received 70 percent support—the Marijuana Policy Project put up signs around the city with messages like "I prefer marijuana over alcohol because it doesn't make me rowdy or reckless," and "I prefer marijuana over alcohol because it's less harmful to my body."
Alcohol lobbyists believe it's a "red herring" to compare the two. "We believe it's misleading to compare marijuana to beer," said Chris Thorne of the Beer Institute. "Beer is distinctly different both as a product and an industry."
Thorne notes that the alcohol industry is regulated, studied extensively, and perhaps more importantly already an accepted part of the culture.
"Factually speaking beer has been a welcome part of American life for a long time," he said. "The vast majority drink responsibly, so having caricatures won't really influence people."
But MPP takes issue with the idea they are painting a false picture. In a recent Op-Ed for CNN, Dan Riffle, the group's director of federal policies, notes that according to the Centers for Disease Control excessive alcohol use is the third leading lifestyle-related cause of death. Booze also "plays a role in a third of all emergency room visits," he says.
And as to whether it's fair to compare the two substances?
"That's like saying we shouldn't talk about relative harms of sushi to fried chicken," said Mason Tvert, who in addition to working at MPP wrote a book called Marijuana is Safer: So Why are We Driving People to Drink? "It's important that people know the relative harms of all substances, so there's no reason not to talk about the two most popular substances in the world."
Tvert says he could "appreciate their concerns if we were exaggerating or making anything up, but we aren't. We are simply pointing out the facts."
Perhaps there's a need for a booze and weed summit. Tagline: shots taken, not fired.
Read more: http://www.nationaljournal.com
Cannabis and Depression
Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, November, 7th 2013 by THCFinder
Cannabis is usually linked strongly with people who have depression issues. This isn't because the cannabis is causing the anxiety, but instead from the outward factors surrounding the individuals. It is true that regular to heavy marijuana smokers are more commonly diagnosed with this disorder but it is not because they're smoking... They're smoking because they're depressed.
Depression causes a person to feel extremely isolated and alone. The individual begins to draw inward, loosing friends and family in the process. A lot of people these days suffer from depression. The stress of every day life is hard on a lot of people and it can really take a toll on someone's mental psyche. With marijuana acting as almost a wall against those negative feelings, people who suffer from depression are more apt to smoke heavily. Marijuana begins to offer the most calming escape from the emptiness that people suffer from.
The relationship between depression and marijuana is a strange one. There's no concrete evidence that says marijuana causes depression but there are some strains designed to treat it. While some users express a relief from their symptoms, there are others who say that their symptoms get worse. It seems to depend on the user and the strain that's being smoked. The reason for the heavy marijuana use by those who suffer from depression seems to be that the effects of the marijuana only last so long against the ever pressing annoyance of the illness.
When someone is constantly using marijuana and the factors surrounding them continue to be negative, the person will begin to lose their positive energy. If there aren't enough positive things in the person's life, their symptoms will continue to get worse. Smoking cannabis seems to help relieve the symptoms, if only for a short while. The more negative factors, the more a person will smoke.
More studies need to be done on the correlation of marijuana and depression. If it's not safe for those with depression, then those people should be aware. Depression can get very serious, leading to hospitalization and death. It's important to discover what's going on between these two. If you're one of these people, remember that it's good to get your feelings out in some way other than smoking. While marijuana may make you feel better temporarily, getting out and doing things will make you feel better. Exercise and social activities will help you to feel better. Smoking alone constantly will only add to the negative vibes that you're giving off.
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