Which State Smokes The Most Marijuana?
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, August, 6th 2014 by THCFinder
There’s a new ‘National Survey on Drug Use and Health’ out, which shows how many citizens in each state reported smoking marijuana monthly. Which state has the highest marijuana consumption per capita? It’s not the state you would think. I would have guessed a West Coast state or Colorado. However, it turns out that Rhode Island has the highest marijuana use per capita in the United States. Per the Washington Post:
State-level statistics from the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (rather unfortunately acronymed NSDUH) show that just over 1 in 8 Rhode Island residents over age 12 smoke marijuana monthly. This is more than three times the rate in Kansas, where only 4 percent of residents regularly indulge.
Nationally about 7 percent of Americans over age 12 have used marijuana in the past month. Western states tend to have the highest rate of usage, at 9 percent, followed by the Northeast. The South has the lowest overall rate at 5.83 percent.
I was pleased to see that Oregon and Alaska have the highest rate of consumption per capita for people over the age of 25. 11.18% of Alaskans over the age of 25 reported that they consumed marijuana in the last month. Oregon came in at 10.25% in the same category. Why does this please me? Because Oregon and Alaska will be voting on marijuana legalization this November, and a higher consumption rate among those over 25 could translate to ‘yes’ votes in November. There’s no way to know for sure, but it’s encouraging.
This report does not mean that Rhode Island consumes more total marijuana than any other state. It’s per capita, and considering how small Rhode Island is, there’s no way it smokes the most total marijuana. I would suspect that California still has that title, due to the fact that they not only have the largest population, but also marijuana is everywhere in California. I don’t know how easy it is to get marijuana in Rhode Island, but it’s extremely easy in California. All in all, it’s still surprising to see Rhode Island at the top of any list for marijuana, per capita or otherwise.
A Matter Of Life And Death
Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, August, 5th 2014 by THCFinder
Children suffering with seizure disorders are dealt a rough hand. They cannot develop mentally due to the overwhelming amount of seizures they have, their speech is halted, and sometimes, the parents are informed that their child is going to die. Of course parents aren't going to just stand by and let their child die because the doctors can't figure their shit out and that's exactly what Cherie did after she heard that her two year old daughter Abbey might not survive her diagnosed CDKL5, a disorder that causes violent seizing, mental, and physical disabilities.
When doctors told Cherie that Abbey wasn't going to live, the caring moth started researching everywhere. She eventually stumbled upon the Facebook pages dedicated to parents that appreciated the effects of healing cannabis oil. The oil, Cherie read, was a great alternative to legal, yet ineffective, medicines given out by doctors. Cherie read through the pages, deciding that this was indeed a treatment option that she wanted her daughter to pursue.
Upon making her choice to treat her daughter with the oil, Cherie smuggled a vial of the oil in to Abbey's hospital room and poured a designated amount in to the feeding tube that her daughter ate through, washed the oil down, and waited. Immediately the effects were apparent. The seizures began to decrease and the child's doctors were seeing improvements on the brain scans they were doing. The doctors were amazed.
Unfortunately, the supply of medical cannabis available for Abbey was limited as her supplier was recently raided after they had written to the ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, about the amazing recovery of this young girl. So basically, in return for saving a life, the person helping was punished. Gallagher was the one who tipped off the police, not even giving the curing plant the time of day.
Although suppliers aren't safe, mothers refuse to let their children suffer for long. Banding together, there are many who say that they will grow their own cannabis and make the oils themselves if necessary. When fighting for their child's life, they will try whatever they can to save them. In Abbey's case, the supply of cannabis oil that her mother has saved is running low and the prognosis doesn't look good. If the oil supply is not found, Abbey will most likely revert back to having seizure filled days and the disorder may eventually kill her. Children deserve a chance at every medicine, especially one that works as well as cannabis does.
Weed Puns Take Over The News
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, August, 4th 2014 by THCFinder
With cannabis taking over the US (and pretty much the rest of the world), the headlines about the plant are everywhere! Every news station has at least one marijuana related story a day and some of the headlines were definitely made to make stoners laugh... Or perhaps they actually were made by stoners. Either way, enjoy this list of awesome cannabis related news headlines from the last couple of months.
- Case Of The Munchies
Seattle Cops Giving Stoners Bags Of Chips
At Hempfest in Seattle last year, stoners were given bags of Doritos by police officers that were present at the event. This is a perfect example of how cops should be acting, as compared to how they're acting.
- State Blazes New Trail, Legalizes Pot
Vote Puts Washington to the left of Netherlands on marijuana law, sets up potential fight with the Feds
This was one of the headlines that was in a Washington paper when the state passed the legal marijuana initiative that would allow those over 21 years of age to purchase and smoke marijuana legally in the state, without a doctors recommendation or any sort of card other than state issued ID.
- Zoinks! Marijuana Substitute More Potent Than Pot... And Legal!
Finally, people began to catch on to the awful effects of the legal weed known as "spice". This terrible plague is a legal "herb" that may or may not be lawn trimmings sprayed with chemical compounds that resemble (but are not the same) as marijuana. The effects of the product are unknown in the long run but can cause severe panic attacks, violent episodes, and even suicide in some cases. But this paper managed to play on words a bit and liven up such a dreary story with a little Scooby reference.
- An officer of the law managed to make and eat pot brownies and when he realized what they were, he was a little freaked out. The officer called 911 and this was what he said to the operator, "I don't know, we made brownies. And I think we're dead. Time is going by really really really slow."
- Weed Catches Fire; Witnesses Say A Dragon Did It
When a group of Columbian police managed to intercept some bales of bud, they turned their backs and when they weren't looking, the bales lit up and started on fire. Witnesses didn't feel like helping much though... They claimed that a blue dragon has swooped down, spit fire on the weed, lit it up, and took off. The dragon was never found.
- Police Jail Man After 80 Call To 911 For Kool-Aid, Hamburgers, and Weed
A good life lesson? Don't call the cops and ask for munchies. Better yet, don't call them multiple times, asking for munchies. This guy learned this lesson the hard way when he was arrested for harassing the cops, asking for the cure to his hunger. Don't be that guy. Just call Dominos.
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Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, July, 31st 2014 by THCFinder
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New York Times To Drug Test Employees Despite Supporting Marijuana Legalization
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, July, 30th 2014 by THCFinder
The media world was rocked this weekend when the New York Times Editorial Board came out in support of marijuana legalization. The New York Times is in the midst of releasing a six part series dedicated to marijuana legalization. The endorsement was welcomed by marijuana activists around the world, and got the attention of just about every media outlet on the planet by the end of the weekend.
While the endorsement is very much appreciated, I still find it troubling that the New York Times plans to continue to drug test its employees. Every drug test that is paid for by the New York Times financially supports companies who have led the fight to keep marijuana illegal, in addition to penalyzing prospective employees for marijuana use. Per the Huffington Post:
But the editorial board’s new stance doesn’t mean incoming Times employees can partake. As Gawker recently noted, the Times is one of several big media companies that require prospective hires to take a drug test. A Times spokeswoman told HuffPost that the paper’s policy for drug testing hasn’t changed, despite the editorial board’s decision.
“Our corporate policy on this issue reflects current law,” the spokeswoman said. “We aren’t going to get into details beyond that.”
Arbitrary drug testing is wrong. People should be hired based on their skill set, not on the purity of their urine. An impairment based drug testing system is much better, and is more accurate. A drug test shows that someone has consumed marijuana within the last 30 days, but does not indicate if that person was under the influence at work, or even if they are a bad worker. I have had marijuana in my system consistently for over two decades, and I’ve always been an exceptional employee, and I know I’m not alone.
Can you fail a drug test because of secondhand marijuana smoke?
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, July, 30th 2014 by THCFinder
Josh Gordon is appealing his failed drug test, and apparently has a pretty good case to stand on when he meets with Roger Goodell on Friday. He is not abandoning his contention that the trace amounts of THC picked up in his system were caused by secondhand smoke. That provoked an important debate in the SB Nation newsroom: can you really fail a drug test from secondhand smoke?
David Fucillo of SB Nation and Niners Nation (pictured below) says that you can indeed fail a drug test because of secondhand smoke because it happened to him.
He later revealed that it was a hair follicle test, which does have a greater level of sensitivity. So is he onto something here?
One problem with drug testing for marijuana is the wide variety of variables, ranging from the potency of the weed to the level of use by the testing subject.
The likelihood of testing positive for THC from secondhand smoke is slim. Message boards around the Internet agree that you'd have to be in a small, unventilated space with lots of smoke, a clambake if you will, to have enough THC in your system to flunk a test.
Read more: http://www.sbnation.com
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