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Topping Vs Tying Down

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, February, 14th 2014 by THCFinder
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There are many methods to growing cannabis and one that is largely debated upon is whether to top the plants or to tie them down. The two methods are both used to get the same end result, a stronger, healthier plant that will yield a greater amount of buds at the end of the grow season. Some growers even combine methods and both top and tie the plants. This gives them a shorter, bushier appearance, with many tops, resulting in a large amount of product.
 
Topping is a very easy process. The grower simply waits until the plant is about three or four nodes tall and then begin to pluck the new growths from the tips. You'll be able to see the part that you're supposed to remove, nestled in between the leaves. Remove this piece and in it's place, two tops will start to grow. Some growers only prefer this method, especially if hight is an important factor to them. Primarily used singularly by outdoor growers, since the plants can get so large this way.
 
When the grower decides to tie the plants down, a cotton string is wrapped around the tops, dragging them downwards and promoting an outward growth, rather than upwards. Since this method doesn't include physically damaging the plant, some growers think that tying down the plants is far less stressful. But then again, as said above, there are plenty of growers that use both to maximize their yield. Tying plants down is perfect for micro grows because of the horizontal growth and is even reversible if you decide against it. Simply remove the strings. Be sure that if you choose this method, you do no tie the strings too tight. The plant will grow around the string, eventually cutting through itself and you can lose entire branches to this mistake.
 
Every grower has a different method of getting their plants to the correct place. Since every grower is different, every strain has the potential to be different. The choice in how the plants are grown is very important and greatly effects the outcome of the buds. Large amounts of stress and poor growing conditions will never give a good end result so be sure that you care for your plants in the best way that you see fit.

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The Tolerance

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, February, 13th 2014 by THCFinder
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Smoking a lot can lead to complications in a stoners life. While weed is great, as with everything, too much is not good. But while a recreational stoner usually has no problem taking a break, those who use the plant for medical reasons face complications. This includes the return of symptoms like chronic pain, nausea, and anxiety. Add this to the sometimes experienced loss of appetite and trouble sleeping when one stops using cannabis and you can have a seriously cranky human on your hands.
 
When you overload the cannabis receptors in your brain, it takes more THC to activate them. This means that you need to smoke more in order to get stoned. This can present an issue, especially for those who don't have a lot of money to be spending on bud. Patients especially need to get their usual dose of THC or they can't function normally throughout their daily tasks. And if more THC is needed to get the desired effect, then people are going to have to smoke more, meaning that they're going to spend more money that they may not really have.
 
If you're experiencing issues with the effect of THC, a tolerance break might be required. From what I've read, you're not supposed to intake any THC in this period but for some, the not sleeping and the problems with food are too much to bear. But instead of smoking the copious amount that you normally do, you should only be taking one or two hits and THAT'S IT! If you continue to smoke, you're not helping yourself. But cutting down this considerable amount should help to get you to a spot where smoking a bong load will get you blasted.
 
Feeling up to a challenge? Stop smoking for a week and then report back to me with your findings at highundlow@gmail.com or Contact@thcfinder.com . Tolerance breaks are really tough for some stoners so if you find it too frustrating, you don't have to test the theory.

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Study Concludes Marijuana Increases Appetite By Enhancing Sense Of Smell

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, February, 12th 2014 by THCFinder
sense-of-smell-enhancedA new study published this week in the journal Nature Neuroscience has revealed why cannabis can act as an appetite stimulant.
 
A group of European scientists examined the standard smelling and eating patterns of mice, and compared them to patterns exhibited by mice given THC.
 
Both groups of mice were offered almond and banana oils; while the mice in the control group sniffed the oils and eventually lost interest, the group of mice who were administered THC just kept sniffing. When offered food, the mice who were given THC also ate substantially more than the control group.
 
Upon examining another group of mice that had been fasted 24 hours, the researchers found results similar to those seen in the mice given THC.
 
The scientists genetically engineered a group of mice without CB1 receptors in their olfactory bulb (the part of the brain responsible for sense of smell), and found that administering THC no longer had the same effect; the mice reacted to smells the same as the control group, and no longer exhibited an increased appetite.
 
Researchers determined that cannabinoid receptors located in the olfactory bulb were triggered by the THC, which acts as an imitation of the endocannabinoids naturally produced when experiencing hunger – thus, enhancing the sense of smell and increasing the appetite of the mice.
 

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Cannabis And the Flu

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, February, 12th 2014 by THCFinder

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Cold season is still upon us, even though most people are itching for their summer clothes. The flu in particular seems to be a real problem this year and many people have suffered that terrible sickness already. But for those who have managed to stay healthy (or those that are over it and want to stay that way), it seems as if marijuana can help with that. Since getting a flu shot creeps some people out, many are seeking alternative methods to keep their bodies in good shape this season.

The substances that fight the flu and strengthen the immune system are known as flavonoids. They are found in all kinds of plants and are responsible for plant colors, including red, orange, blue, green, etc. There are twenty different varieties of flavonoids found in the cannabis plant as well. But while there are only a few varieties of these flu fighting agents in some plants, the cannabis plant contains flavonoids that are not found in other plants, like the cannaflavins. This is also what acts as part of the anti inflammatory effects of the cannabis plant.

If you're getting sick a lot, it means that your body is lacking in the important flavonoid department. Marijuana can help to fix that imbalance. The plant helps to protect blood cells from rupture, as well as increase the power of your body's vitamin C supply. Benefits of cannabis in this aspect also include the anti-inflammatory agents and it also functions as an antioxidant. As you can see, the plant has amazing benefits when fighting the flu, with the last one being that it provides the body with antibiotic activity and disrupts the function of microorganisms, such as viruses like the flu and bacteria.

On the off chance that you do end up getting sick, try to avoid smoking. Medicate by ingesting your cannabis through edibles. If you smoke, you're only going to further irritate your throat and lungs. You want to be getting better, not worse. You can also make tea, which can always make a person feel better when they're sick. Stay high and healthy!


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Dry Weed Is No Good

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, February, 10th 2014 by THCFinder
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Stoners pride themselves on their dank, sticky weed. But what if you've got to keep your buds stored for a long amount of time? Even a few days in the jar can cause your weed to crumble at the slightest touch. You want to be packing your joints with weed, not weed dust. Here are a few of the best ways to keep your weed in your jar and not blowing away at the faintest breath of wind.
 
Humidifying Packs;
These are super cheap and can be found at your local headshop or cigar store, depending on what's closest to you. Usually, they're around $1.00 a pack and last a good amount of time, providing that you don't leave your jar open all the time. These packs also come in different variations of humidity so you can keep your weed super dank or just at an acceptable level.
 
One Dense Nug;
Some stoners report that by taking a single dense nug and dropping it in to the jar with the dried out weed will eventually make the entire jar a little more humid, evening out the amount of dampness in the jar. This method isn't proven so don't hold me to this one!!
 
Citrus Peels;
By adding in some peels of citrus, whether lemon or orange, you can gain some moisture back in to dry weed. Get a container smaller then your weed jar and put some holes in the lid (or cover it with plastic wrap). Put this smaller container inside the jar with your bud in it and let it sit for a few hours. After that amount of time, take the peels out to prevent mold. You should have added a little bit of dank back in to your weed and you won't complain about the citrusy smell (if you "burp" your jar intermittently, this smell will dissipate providing that you don't let the citrus peels touch your weed).
 
Bread;
While this is usually a technique used to keep brown sugar from clumping together, it had been said that putting a piece of bread in the jar will get back just the right amount of moisture, giving you some good bud to smoke on rather then some ancient dusty nugs.
 
Lettuce;
With no smell and no flavor, lettuce is great for keeping bud damp. Only leave the lettuce in jar for a short amount of time. If you leave it for too long, it can promote mildew growth in the jar and you can ruin all of your weed.

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Children At Risk Due To Medibles?

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, February, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
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If you've seen some of the edibles packing, you'll understand why a child might confuse a medicated brownie with a normal one. They don't understand the writing so that won't stop them from trying to eat it. There are parents, doctors, and school workers that are upset about the fact that medicated treats seem to be getting in to the hands of children more often then not in the state of Colorado.
 
It was reported from Children's Hospital Colorado that there were 14 children that were seen in the emergency department between October 2009 through December 2011. Before the year 2009, there were no reports of children ingesting marijuana. The kids that did eat marijuana infused food were said to be sleepy and slightly disoriented and one was reported to have trouble breathing. Since eating cannabis has such a different effect then smoking it and children are so much smaller, it's difficult for their small bodies to handle the high doses of THC that some medicated treats contain.
 
There was one young girl named Evelyn Hernandez, age 2, who was playing on the lawn of her family's apartment building and stumbled upon a cookie in the grass. She managed to get in a few bites before her mother took the cookie away. A few hours later, the little girl was drowsy and having trouble walking by herself. The parents took her to the hospital and she tested positive for THC. The young girl is fine now and seems to have suffered no ill effects from eating the medicated cookie.
 
If you do purchase medicated treats, it is very important to keep them out of reach of children. Colorado is trying to push through new packaging that will make the treats very difficult for a child to get to but sometimes, the treats are dropped or left unattended and unwrapped where a child could get a hold of them. It's important to keep all kinds of medication away from children, unless they're using it under doctor supervision.

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