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The Cost Of Bud

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, January, 31st 2014 by THCFinder
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Buying marijuana is pretty much a permanent fixture on the stoner's monthly expenses. Bills get paid first (or at least they should) and then the remaining bill money is spent on buying bud. Depending on where you live, this could be a decently large amount of money. The prices of cannabis differ in different geographical locations, providing stoners with either a little bit of extra weed or a little less. In some areas, this may be a lot less, as there are some states that have terrible grow conditions or are just difficult to sell in due to laws, so the prices are jacked up in order to even out the risk involved.
 
Place in California sell ounces for as little as $150. While the weed obviously isn't top shelf, it's still smokable and of better quality then most states end up receiving. High end strains end up going for $200 and up, depending on what the strains is and the dispensary. California seems to be the place with the lowest prices for cannabis because even though Colorado has legal bud, their tax rate brings the total price up a considerable amount. And for those stoners that are on a budget, price of bud is everything. Not only that but getting decent quality is important, especially when you don't have a lot of money to spend. There are so many stoners out there that manage to spend some money on bud and end up with a bag of Brown Frown!
 
The farther north you go in the states, the price gets higher. States that border Canada can see ounces go anywhere from $225 for alright stuff to over $400 for what is supposed to be the best but as said above, the kind of quality you get is always a risk. Even small amounts get frustrating when you manage to find an extra $20 that isn't going towards electricity, rent, or some other form of necessary bill, head to your dealer's place, and leave with a bag of what could pass as the stuff that gets scraped from lawnmower blades. The middle southern states also have problems with their weed prices and not only that, but finding the bud is extremely difficult in the first place.
 
If you happen to live in a spot that has decently priced bud as well as good quality, don't take it for granted. There are people that struggle to find something to smoke every single day. As legalization continues to take strides, the price of legal weed will hopefully level out, letting stoners smoke without endangering their bills. But even if they do't, stoners will always find a way to smoke if they really want to, even if that means saving spare change to buy a gram.

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Alligator Found Guarding Weed

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, January, 30th 2014 by THCFinder
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Remember in Grandma's Boy when the dealer friend says that he's getting a lion to protect his shit from being stolen? Well something similar was found in Castro Valley, CA when cops found a five food long alligator keeping watching over 34 pounds of cannabis. The alligator, named Mr. Teeth, belonged to Assif Mayar, a 32 year old parolee. The police entered the house as part of a routine parole check in and found the alligator in the bedroom. When found, the alligator was in seriously poor health, as you can imagine if it was being kept in a small apartment bedroom.
 
Mayar told officials that he bought the alligator in 1996 in honor of rapper Tupac Shakur and was using the animal to deter marijuana thieves. Mr. Teeth was kept in a plexiglass container and would become incredibly irritated if the enclosure was approached by any humans. It seems like the alligator was trained to dislike humans. Sgt, J.D. Nelson was part of the investigation and said that while pit bulls tend to be the normal guard for cannabis stashes, an alligator is extremely rare.
 
Mayar ended up getting booked for possession charges, as well as the sale of marijuana. The alligator was taken to the Oakland Zoo and was put in the veterinary clinic on site. However, Mr. Teeth unfortunately passed away. Keeping such an animal in an enclosed space is definitely not okay. A dog makes sense but an alligator needs to be in the wild, hunting and being able to grow to it's full potential. A five foot long alligator is a huge animal, probably weighing at least two hundred pounds. Don't keep alligators to guard your weed.

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Marijuana Poisoning In Pets On The Rise

Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, January, 28th 2014 by THCFinder
pets-and-cannabisAll animals possess THC receptors in their brains, allowing the body to process the chemical and use it to it's advantage. But while humans are able to take large doses of THC, animals can't handle the large amounts that we can. That's why it's extremely important that you keep your animals away from your medicated treats, avoid leaving flowers or concentrates where a pet could get them, and obviously never blow smoke in your pets face. Animals are meant to be our companions. If you're smoking up with an animal, you could be putting your furry friend at a high risk of bad reaction to the marijuana.
 
Since 2009, calls to the Animal Poison Control Center have drastically increased by about 30%. A veterinary clinic in Boulder, CO states that they see roughly one case of a pet that had ingested marijuana. The majority of these cases are accidents, although if the animal was given marijuana on purpose, the sheer embarrassment and stupidity of their actions is enough to deter anyone from admitting that. An emergency veterinary clinic in La Mesa, California says that they see at least one or two cases a week. The uncontrolled doses of marijuana can cause effects that resemble drunkenness. Mostly effecting dogs, the animal sometimes even staggers around wetting itself. Yeah, the reaction is that severe.
 
Since edibles are highly concentrated, due to the fatty acid that has absorbed the THC (usually butter or oil of sorts), they are the most dangerous form for animals. An owner can turn away for a second and a sneaky dog can scarf down a medicated cookie without their owner even knowing. Not only that but a lot of edibles are made with chocolate, raisins, and other ingredients that aren't good for dogs. We all know that pets should eat chocolate. So a double reaction, both to the sweet treat and the cannabis can be extremely devastating, sometimes even fatal. Raisins are also quite dangerous for dogs, causing kidney failure.
 
The best advice I can give? Unless you're working with your vet to give your animal measured, doctor recommended doses of cannabis, then your pet shouldn't be ingesting it. Even if you're just trying to make them feel as awesome as you do when you're high, they don't handle it like we do and it's best to keep them away from your stash. Don't leave edibles where a pet can get them and don't leave buds, dabs, or any other form of marijuana within reach of animals.

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East Coast Dominos

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, January, 24th 2014 by THCFinder
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I know that I constantly bring up the east coast/west coast battle and the absurdness of it. Unfortunately it is a huge divide in the cannabis community. The elitist California attitude is ultimately frustrating, especially since we're all supposed to get along. Everywhere can have good weed and everywhere can have bad weed. It just depends on who you know. But while California may still be basking in it's head start, officials believe that the east coast is going to enter the cannabis industry extremely fast, following the Colorado/Washington standard of marijuana.
 
Former Long Island Representative, Patrick Kennedy, is one of the nation's most driven anti-cannabis supporters and is making claims that "legalization of marijuana is moving fast in parts of the US and it looks as though the domino effect could quickly move towards other states such as Vermont". How could states resist the allure of such stacks of money? With the potential of such great gain, a lot of states are rethinking their laws regarding the plant, in order to hopefully make the same amount of revenue that Colorado is making.
 
What it comes down to is that the east coast is right on the west coast's coattails. The measures all face some serious odds. Since politics are all about popularity, a lot of politicians think that allowing such a measure to pass would reflect them as being easily swayed and supporting a nation of pot smoking people... Doesn't really sound like such a bad thing, does it? Of course, politicians are continuing to use the same airy arguments, like marijuana is a gateway to harder substances and that it's the wrong message to send young people.
 
Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin says that they just want to get drug dealers out of the state, leaving the marijuana market to be controlled by the government. Of course, the idea the legalizing will completely eliminate the black market is a shifty one, seeing as how the marijuana tax is so high. If dealers have lower prices than the clinics, there is a strong chance that people will continue to buy from street dealers. At least the east coast is getting somewhere. We will hopefully see more states continue to rethink their laws as marijuana gathers support.

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Grow Bigger Marijuana Buds With The Right Nutrients

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, January, 23rd 2014 by THCFinder
grow-bigger-budsWhether you’re growing marijuana for personal use or you’re looking to make a little extra money on the side, you always want to have the biggest buds. The buds are where you get the most “meat” on the marijuana plant, and you’ll certainly be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor for much longer with bigger buds. But, achieving big buds isn’t always a matter of plant genetics or complete luck. You have to put in a lot of effort, and you have to understand exactly what the plant needs at each stage of its life.
 
For starters, you have to understand the basics of nutrient uptake within the plant. Nutrients act like food for the plant to thrive and grow tall. Of course, nutrients are also largely responsible for the size of the buds by the time the harvest comes around. Nutrients aren’t the only variable, but they’re wildly important. The main triplet of nutrients that you’ll often come across in most fertilizers consists of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). On most fertilizers, there is a little “NPK” value that indicates how much of each nutrient is in the fertilizer.
 
For the most part, you’ll want a fertilizer with a higher concentration of nitrogen during vegetative state. Nitrogen is primarily responsible for the overall growth and healthy function of the plant. It helps the plant thrive during vegetative state and it also sets the stage for success once your plants enter the flowering stage. When a plant reaches flowering stage, they require a different kind of fertilizer concentration—one that is higher in phosphorus and potassium than nitrogen. At that point, it’s a good idea to switch to a “bloom fertilizer” to help out with bud growth. Click here to get a free nutrients guide for marijuana plants.
 
The Benefits of high quality nutrients
 
This is really the traditional way to grow larger buds, and it has worked to a certain degree for years. But, there are a lot more than just three nutrients at play in fertilizers and inside the living marijuana plant. It can be hard to hit the right balance of nutrients during vegetative state and flowering state. If you could find a fertilizer product that would take the nutrient guesswork out of your hands, then you’d probably jump at that opportunity. One such product is Marijuana Booster, a revolutionary growth program that can guarantee you a good return on your investment. If you want bigger buds from your harvest, then Marijuana Booster can certainly help out.
 

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NH Governor's Hypocrisy Enrages Residents

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, January, 22nd 2014 by THCFinder
nh-governorThe east coast is always kind of shoved to the back burner when it comes to marijuana advances. California has been a pioneer in many industries, constantly leaving the less-advanced coast struggling to catch up. Fortunately for those stoners who live on the east coast, officials are starting to realize (probably after seeing Colorado rake in so much money due to legal cannabis) that maybe making the plant legal is a good idea. Portland, Maine was the first to take steps towards legalization and now both New Hampshire as well as Florida are putting up ideas for  cannabis legalization, managing to squeeze the east coast on to the board.
 
New Hampshire is a state that most people couldn't point out on a map. There are probably some people who would guess that it's in England. It's nestled up in the north east corner of the states, where it snows most of the year. While medical marijuana has been passed here, there are no dispensaries yet and lawmakers could take as much as another year to implement the ruling that was okayed what seems like forever ago. Bordered by both Vermont (medical), Maine (medical plus Portland), and Massachusetts (medical), New Hampshire seems to be pretty far behind. It seemed like lawmakers in this little state had their heads on straight this month when the House of Representatives voted in favor of allowing legal marijuana in New Hampshire, following the same basic outline as Colorado.
 
Unfortunately for the residents of New Hampshire, there is a slim chance that the ruling will pass the governor's desk. Maggie Hassan is the current governor, who has a seriously hypocritical way of running this chilly state. Hassan backs one of the worst substances sold legally - alcohol - even going as far as to announce that New Hampshire will carry it's own kind of vodka. It's bad enough that New Hampshire promotes drinking and driving by dotting the highways with state run liquor stores, allowing drivers to stop in quickly, grab a bottle of booze, and continue their commute. Seems great, right? Hassan has said that she "just thinks it's the wrong message to send to young people" but yet deems it acceptable to sell liquor on busy highways and to promote drinking, without any real acknowledgment of the danger and health risks associated with alcohol.
 
The situation in New Hampshire gets even more infuriating when hundreds of New Hampshire residents contacted Hassan, asking her to please pass the measure and allow marijuana to be legal in New Hampshire. Instead of responding, the governor released a blanket statement, thanking everyone for taking time out of their day to write to her... And that's pretty much where it ended. With such a twisted view on what's good and bad for the state, it's safe to say that Hassan won't be governing much if she does veto this bill. New Hampshire has a heavy sprinkling of colleges throughout, not to mention the allure of the mountains and nature settings attract the more hippie-like smokers as well. Hassan needs to remember that it's not about what she thinks, it's about what the people think.
 
For more information on the New Hampshire laws, you can look the state up on NORML as well as MPP.

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