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Canadian Officer Has Uniform Taken Due To Cannabis Use

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, December, 20th 2013 by THCFinder
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Smoking cannabis should not get you fired from a job. It's not smart to smoke cannabis while on the job when at specific careers, such as police officers and such. But being stripped of your job and title because you lit up a joint might be taking it a little too far. Cannabis is still illegal but more people are accepting it's use for medical purposes and let's face it, cops need to smoke just as much as any of us.
 
For Cpl Ronald Francis, in New Brunswick, had his uniform taken by fellow officers at his home. The man's cousin shot a video of the other officers taking anything that had to do with Francis' service in the RCMP. They took shirts, pants, jackets, gloves, and other items from the home. The red serge uniform that Francis owned was not seized, as it was at his girlfriend's house but he was ordered to turn it in. However, Francis refused to return his 20 years of exemplary service medal, which he rightfully deserves.
 
Francis spent 20 years working in the service for his country. To take away this from him is completely unfair, especially since most people are beginning to accept marijuana use. The cause of the uniform seizure was when a photo surfaced of Francis smoking a joint in his red serge uniform, something he was told to refrain from doing. While he probably should have listened to the warning, taking away such an honorable title is sure to have a severe emotional toll on the man.
 
Being punished for smoking a joint is like being punished for drinking a beer. While in uniform, it's probably not a good idea to be lighting up a joint. But as said above, the emotional toll of something like this is sure to have a negative effect on the poor man. He still possess his police badge but has been on medical leave. He doesn't feel mentally stable enough to return to work. I do believe that after being warned about smoking in uniform, a punishment should be issued but possibly a suspension. But not something as intense and as severe as this.

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2014 To Be A Green Year

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, December, 20th 2013 by THCFinder
2014-cannabisColorado and Washington have pioneered the way for states looking to legalize marijuana and basically tell the Feds to screw off (even though the Feds don't actually listen). Now, as the ball starts to get rolling, other states are paying close attention to what these two states are pocketing. In Colorado, Amendment 64 was said to be able to save the state $12 million a year in reduced criminal costs, as well as generate $32 million in revenue. Washington projects even higher numbers, as they took cannabis tourism in to account. The revenue projected for Washington is $530 million. With that much green involved, who wouldn't want to keep an eye on what's happening?
 
There are numerous states who are working on passing medical marijuana, decriminalizing the plant, and some are simply trying to get the current laws to ease up. After all, being jobless for years because you got caught with a roach doesn't really seem fair or productive to the economy, right? It's the western states, such as Ohio and Illinois that are hating on cannabis, where in Ohio, there was a House Bill introduced that completely repealed medical marijuana.
 
On the other hand, there are other companies that are getting in on marijuana industry while it's still young. Most people are familiar with the banks and their disregard for cannabis based revenue but in Washington, Bank Of America has said flat out that they will take money from the sale of marijuana. This is definitely a smart move on the part of the bank, who stands to make a good deal of money once the sales of legal cannabis take off in 2014.
 
2014 will probably bring the legalization of cannabis in at least one country; Uruguay. President Jose Mujica has made his stance on marijuana very clear and believes that by legalizing it, the crime rate in his country will drop, His country is set to vote on the passing of the measure that will establish a regulatory group as well as controls to for the legal use and sale of cannabis is Uruguay. This country is the first to be developing a model for full cannabis legalization. Let's keep our fingers crossed that other countries will do the same! Even if no one legalizes in 2014, we're sure to see more states giving way to leaner laws regarding our favorite plant.

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How You Can Help End Cannabis Prohibition

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, December, 19th 2013 by THCFinder
Let's face it, getting your voice heard is pretty difficult in such a loud world. Unless you're involved in politics, there's not a lot of people that are ready to listen to you. A lot of the people that are in power today grew up being told that cannabis was the devil's lettuce and that it made people crazy. While we're pretty sure that doesn't happen, not everyone is quite convinced. There are a lot of incredibly stubborn people in the world and convincing them that cannabis isn't bad takes a lot of patience. On an individual level, it can seem almost impossible to get involved in the industry.
 
Knowing how to use social media is the best way to get your voice heard. Social networking is a tool, not just something to fool around on for hours. By using social media, a person can gather likeminded people who, in turn, reach more likeminded people. It's a ripple effect but one must actually recognize what they're doing, much like a puppet master. By manipulating the channels of social media, a single idea can grow and spread until it becomes a movement. The sudden spike in cannabis enthusiasm came from somewhere... And with the amazing speed and connectivity of the internet, it could be safe to say that the web has had a large hand in getting people involved.
 
If you have a local NORML chapter, get involved with that. And if there isn't one around you, start one! They make it fairly easy to get a chapter going. Then you'll be at the head of a chapter and you can really work on getting cannabis to where it needs to be. Talk to people, especially family members, who are the hardest to convince of the benefits of cannabis. By educating other people, we can change their minds ever so slowly. It may take a while but in the end, every person who's mind you change counts! If, at the end of the day, you've managed to convince your marijuana-hating grandmother in to a slightly more accepting woman, then you've helped. It's the little things that really count.

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Chemdawg strain seeds

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, December, 19th 2013 by THCFinder

Ready to Run with the Big Dawg? The Chemdawg strain is the very thing that myths are made of. Whether you believe the bag seed theory or think that's a bunch of BS, you simply can't debate the sheer awesomeness of this incredible breed. It's even responsible for several even more highly sought-after hybrids like OG Kush & NYC Diesel. To satisfy the never-ending demand for this power-packed strain, Gorilla Seeds is offering several different versions of Chemdawg including Cali Connection's Chem 91 (£67.99 for 6) and Auto Seeds brand-new Auto Chemdog (£31.99 for 5).


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Where In The United States Are You Most Likely To Get Arrested For Marijuana?

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, December, 16th 2013 by THCFinder
getting-arrested-for-weedGetting arrested for marijuana is no joke. Marijuana arrests result in fines, and can result in jail time, loss of driving privileges,  loss of college financial aid, forfeiture of assets, and many other penalties. I’ve only been caught with marijuana one time (half ounce, 2005), but since I live in Oregon where marijuana is decriminalized I only had to pay a fine ($500). I didn’t even have to go to a courtroom. I just had to go to the window at the Clackamas County Courthouse and pay my money.
 
Obviously had I been caught with a half ounce in Colorado or Washington today, there would be no penalty. I hope Oregon joins those states soon. Other places are not as friendly as Colorado or Washington. In some states you could be looking at serious time for just a dime bag. My cousin in Idaho got caught with a used marijuana pipe and had to serve six months in jail for.
 
Where in the United States are you most likely to get arrested for marijuana? According to an ACLU report from earlier this year, Washington D.C. had the highest rate of marijuana arrests. The report calculated for population size, so this is not the total amount of marijuana arrests in an area, it’s the highest rate of marijuana arrests per 100,000 citizens. New York State was second, Nebraska was third, Maryland was fourth, and Illinois ranked fifth.
 
In Washington D.C. if you get caught with any amount of marijuana, even less than one gram, the penalty is six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. That’s a brutal penalty for something as harmless as possessing a dime sack of marijuana. If you live in Washington D.C. and you consume marijuana, watch out. Obviously you want to proceed with caution no matter where you live outside of Washington State and Colorado, but be extra careful if you live in D.C.
 

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Increase In Cannabis Potency

Category: Culture | Posted on Sun, December, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
increase-cannabis-potencyMarijuana can range from 3% THC to almost 30% THC and that's just the flowers, not including the concentrates, which are even stronger. But back in the 60s and 70s, the weed wasn't nearly as strong as it is today. Why is that? Are people craving a bigger high or do patients need the stronger medicine due to tougher illness? It's probably a mixture of both at this point, as most Americans want cannabis to be legalized.
 
Stoners want to get high. That's obvious. For some people, the higher the better. Getting stoned is the only way that other people can go about their day. The potency of cannabis largely dictates it price and the demand for it in dispensaries, as well as with street dealers. Even concentrates are used recreationally, even though the high they produce is so intense. Some people just have an extremely high tolerance to THC, no pun intended.
 
On the other hand, stronger medicine means more relief for patients. Since there is now medical evidence to support the benefits of cannabis, patients can use it as a medicine. As with pills and the like, there are different ratings of the amount that you're taking. Same with marijuana. The THC percentage depends on how much pain or discomfort the patient feels. With higher THC percentages, the patients can feel more relief, letting them lead much more normal lives.
 
Seeing as how a THC overdose isn't possible, higher percentages of THC in the bud won't harm you. But it will make you extremely high. Always be sure to know how the different amounts of THC effect you before getting too stoned off of a strain with a higher percentage. Patients and recreational smokers alike can agree that there's nothing wrong with a stronger, longer lasting high. There are even growers who base their entire crop off of getting a stronger bud. So whether it's for fun or for medical, enjoy!

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