Marijuana May Reduce Brain Damage From Alcohol
Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, March, 4th 2014 by THCFinder
The battle between cannabis and alcohol is a harsh one. Most people acknowledge the fact that alcohol is probably the more dangerous of the two, with it's high risk of a fatal car crash if driving while drunk or the possibility of an overdose. Cannabis still to this day has zero deaths attributed to it. Alcohol also has the potential to seriously damage the human brain, causing problems with memory, cognitive functions, and speech. But due to a study released by the University of Kentucky and the University of Maryland, it is now apparent that cannabis may reduce the brain damaging effects of booze.
CBD is the substance that assists with this repairing of the brain. The study showed that the effect of the CBD on the alcoholic patients showed that CBD could definitely be considered a cure for this affliction after more research and trials. CBD is a strong antioxidants, along with the other substance that's found most commonly in cannabis, THC. These two antioxidants work together to repair the brain's neuro degeneration that's due to over ingestion of alcohol. The study went on to state that "it has been suggested that the neuro protective effects of CBD observed during binge alcohol induced neuro degeneration are due to it's high antioxidant qualities".
The study consisted of rat models being given both a skin patch and an injection of CBD. In the findings, it showed that both methods produced serious results, with the CBD rats showing "similar magnitudes of neuro protection", approximately 50% more. So either method of CBD ingestion has been shown to reduce the amount of alcohol brain damage and more studies will be conducted in order to progress to human trials. This is a huge breakthrough in the cannabis community, seeing as how there are no treatments available today that can reduce the effects of alcohol on the brain. CBD is a bright future for those who have managed to binge drink themselves to a point where they need help to fix the damage.
Indica Vs Sativa By Sight, Not Smoke
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, March, 3rd 2014 by THCFinder
There's always a constant battle between indicas and sativas, most of the time just ending with a hybrid of the two. But the two plants differ in a lot of ways when they're growing, not just when they're being smoked. Seeing as how there are now jobs that are popping up where knowing whether a cannabis plant is indica or sativa, this is definitely something that you should familiarize yourself with now so that you can jump on awesome jobs that include you testing cannabis all day and writing reviews about it.
We'll start with the indica (since it's my personal favorite). The indica plant grows in a short, wide stature with a better genetic makeup for being grown indoors. The leaves of these plants are shorter and stouter as well, when compared to the leaves of the sativa plants. Indica strains tend to have a seriously strong, sweet odor with the flowers. This specific kind of cannabis is great for relieving body pain, reducing stress and anxiety, and helps to reduce seizures. These are the strains that give the smoker couchlock and prevent you from ever getting anything done.
Sativa plants tend to get much bigger then the indicas and are better suited for those who are able to grow outdoors. These plants can reach height of 25ft high, making them more like trees then weeds. Leaves of the sativa plants are long and stringy, just like the plant. Sativa dominant strains usually contain the earthy odor that people like, more along the lines of grass. The high is uplifting and allows the user to get shit done. It provides feeling of well being and is extremely uplifting, making sativa strains prime for artists and those who are dealing with depression.
The strains that you smoke are totally up to you. Everyone has a preference and it's good to mix the two different kinds of bud every once in a while to make sure that you're getting a good dose of all of the different kinds of cannabis. If you want to create a painting or write a song, smoke a little bit of sativa. Looking to pass out or just sit at home all day and be lazy? Grab an indica. Whatever you're smoking, enjoy it!
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, February, 28th 2014 by THCFinder
Rolling a blunt is a skill that takes time and practice to learn. These days, it seems that stoners have taken rolling to a whole different level. Besides the traditional cross joint, pretty much any shape can be rolled, including animals, household tools, and geometric shapes. One roll in particular seems to be quite popular among potheads lately is the woven blunt, an intricate, well put together roll that takes a lot of patience and skill to put together. I was able to get a little bit of background on these amazing creations, thanks to a friend (@tonygreenhand on Instagram, who along with @QJRFM have been spreading the word of the woven blunts).
For making these weaves, @tonygreenhand recommends using Notorious BIG wraps, Kingpin or Juicy Jay, as their flavors can all really compliment each other. Plus, you need the two different colors to create the desired pattern. He also suggested using a thin pressed tobacco sheet by a company called Golden Wraps. Since the blunt wraps are so thick, they smoke heavy and the addition of the tobacco sheet makes them a little more smooth when smoked. Making these blunts can be fun when combining the different flavors, as there are so many kinds of flavors out there.
The appeal of these blunts is that they smoke at a more even rate and because they are thicker, they burn slower. This provides a lasting blunt for you and your friends (or perhaps just you). Not only that but if you show up at a friends house with a beautifully crafted weave, your friends are going to be shocked. The blunts are time consuming to create but once you get the hang of cutting up the strips and piecing them together, you can manage to make one of these beauties in about 15 minutes. Depending on how large or small the strips are, you can create almost any design, including letters, numbers, and eight-bit style pictures. For more information about the woven blunts, you can check out the Instagrams that are mentioned above. Good luck with your blunt weaving!
Cannabis And Credit
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, February, 28th 2014 by THCFinder
As most people know, there has been a large amount of controversy regarding the purchase of legal cannabis with a credit or debit card. While there are a lot of people who think that the laws are still pretty stiff, there has been a slight relaxation in the credit/debit marijuana crisis. To the surprise of some recreational users, their cards are now being accepted at certain stores, giving marijuana one more small step towards acceptance.
Both Visa and Mastercard started off in the cannabis business with a lot of reluctance and at first, the cards weren't accepted. But seeing as how both companies have polices regarding "illegal transactions" (and cannabis isn't technically illegal anymore), the two massive corporations are leaving the choice up to the individual banks, saying that while "the federal government considers the same of marijuana illegal but has announced that it will not challenge state laws the legalize and regulate marijuana sales". The credit card companies just realized how much money they stand to make, allowing legal cannabis to be purchased with plastic.
Owner of the Denver Kush Club, a dispensary located in Denver, Darin Smith, said that his store sold an estimated 45% of it's sales in credit/debit cards since New Years Day. There are numerous other stores that have reported that they're taking plastic. However, they refuse to release the names of the banks that they are currently working with. Either way, at least people are getting to smoke what they want, when they want it. They won't have to worry about their credit cards being declined when they want to get their smoke on!
Five Places To Hot Box
Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, February, 27th 2014 by THCFinder
Finding an enclosed space to smoke in can be really funny and if you're with good friends, can provide an awesome bonding experience. Or maybe there just isn't a spot that you can smoke safely and somewhere enclosed is your only option if you wanna get high. Either way, hotboxing is a popular stoner activity and there are always favorite places for stoners. Here are five of the best places to hot box, depending on where you live and what you like to do!
- A tent is the perfect place to hot box. Camping under the sky is a great experience and can be enjoyed alone or with friends. Just be sure that you prepare for any sudden weather changes and be sure to save enough weed for an awesome, nature filled wake and bake!
- Living in a snowy region can benefit stoners in the sense that you can totally build an igloo and hot box it. These structures take a lot of work to build but when finished, provide a dope smoke spot. Make a chimney (or don't) and enjoy the fact that you created a sweet little hut to smoke in.
- If you know of a quiet spot where cops don't frequent, hot boxing a car can be awesome. No matter where you park, you can always seem to find something cool going on (unless you're weird and park in front of walls or buildings and such). From people watching to beautiful scenes, the car is a great place to get baked.
- Feeling nostalgic? Build a pillow fort... And the proceed to smoke in it. The perfect balance of childhood and adult life, these forts make cool little spots to hang out in. Listen to music or maybe just build the fort around the TV. But whatever you do, be sure to smoke a ton of bud in it!
- Perhaps if you've just got crappy neighbors, the bathroom makes a good spot to hotbox. It's a small, closed off room that can provide you with a sneaky smoking spot. Not the best spot to smoke but hey, you gotta get high somewhere.
Beware; The Street Dealer
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, February, 26th 2014 by THCFinder
Unfortunately, there are still scummy people that exist in the world and will do whatever they can to make a quick buck. When it comes to buying weed from street dealers, you really can't be too careful. There are some really sneaky tricks that people have developed to make bags weigh more or to even get their customers hooked on heroin, methadone, and other awful drugs that can cause addiction. It's sad that there are people who are low enough to do these things but it's important to be aware of these things in case you get a bad bag.
First of all, there's a huge difference between kief and sawdust. In my adventures around the internet, I did stumble upon a report that people were putting sawdust in bags of bud in order to make them weigh more. If you have bud that looks insanely bright and maybe flaky somehow, you should definitely second guess your purchase. The report went on to say that fiberglass and sand are also added to bags in order to add weight. Inspect your buds carefully when buying from someone you may not know very well.
More information I found stated that there are people that are spraying weed with liquid heroin, diazepam, and methadone. These drugs, while initially giving the user a buzz, wear off and cause withdrawal symptoms. People may never even know that they're addicted to the heroin and will just continue to buy more and more of the laced weed. What's even worse is that if people don't realize that the weed is laced, it will look as if the marijuana is what causes the symptoms and it will be another reason for people to hate on our favorite plant.
Just know that your street dealer may not be the friendly weed man that you think is your friend. While you may think that they'll never steer you wrong, bags get shorted, money gets mixed up, and apparently people will even add harder drugs to weed in order to make more money. When buying from a new weed man, you should always inspect the buds before paying for them to make sure that there are no odd looking signs that the bag may have been tampered with.
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