Children At Risk Due To Medibles?
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, February, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
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.
Shows That Mention Cannabis; Part I
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, February, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
Stoners and cartoons go hand in hand! As cannabis becomes a more accepted part of society, popular culture shows are beginning to reference the plant more and more. So not only are our favorite shows funny, they're now talking about a stoner's favorite thing; weed. Here are five episodes of popular cartoons that have referenced the good old marijuana.
1. "Bendin' In The Wind" Futurama
In this episode, Fry and Bender stumble upon an old VW bus, which as we all know is the classic stoner vehicle. When the crew of Planet Express is inpecting the van, the professor asks "Where's the device that slows down or speeds up the passage of time?" and Fry replies "Under the seat", pulling out a bong. The crew later follows Bender and singer Beck around on tour in the VW bus, even dressing in tie dye clothing.
2. "Our Gang" The Cleveland Show
In this Family Guy spin off, the end of the episode shows Cleveland, Cleveland Brown Jr, and Rollo are in the car driving. Cleveland is giving the two boys a lecture on drugs that are acceptable to use. His exact quote; "I hope you kids learned something today about drugs, which are bad except the ones that aren't, like ibuprofen. Marijuana is also okay if it's legally prescribed by a doctor in any of the thirteen states where such laws apply; Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. Time for a road trip! Hehe don't you judge me. Half of you are high right now!" A seriously epic speech for a cartoon character... And yes, we're all pretty stoned when we're watching this.
3. "Joint Custody" American Dad!
This whole episode is based on weed, since Haylee's boyfriend Jeff is found out to be a wanted pot smuggler in the state of Florida. In order to get Jeff out of his life, Stan tricks him in to taking a trip with him. Stan plans on taking the boy back to Florida. But when Stan and Roger are sitting in a garage and unknowingly light up some pot, Stan ends up getting stuck in the snack aisle and Roger refuses to let go of a bag of cat food because he's so high, he thinks he'll float away.
4. "Episode 420" Family Guy
After killing Quagmire's pet cat, Peter and Brian are trying to hide the body. Peter is covered in blood and they get pulled over. After listing off everything that's wrong with the scene (open alcohol containers, Peter's bloody appearance, and the corpse in the back seat), the cops spot a small amount of pot on Brian and immediately pull their guns, yelling "POT! SMALL AMOUNT OF POT!" They then arrest Brian. When the family arrives to bail out their dog, the show goes on to reference the anti-marijuana commercials involving the crudely drawn boy and his dog on yellow paper, which is an extremely comical commercial to stoners.
5. "A Midsummer's Nice Dream" The Simpsons
This episode is packed full of weed and even includes the two pot smoking legends Cheech and Chong. When Homer finds out that his kids don't know who the two famous tokers are, he claims that he has failed as a parent and brings the family to see Cheech and Chong live at the local Clamphitheater (hahaha). So many pot jokes are thrown around, you won't have a chance to stop giggling.
Start Preparing For The Outdoor Marijuana Growing Season
Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, February, 6th 2014 by THCFinder
FINALLY! February marks the beginning of the outdoor marijuana season for those in the northern hemisphere. Are you ready? Have you picked out an acceptable location? What strains are you planning on growing? This outdoor grow guide is intended to help with the major facets of outdoor cannabis cultivation, available on this link for free!
Part 1 will provide you with details on acceptable grow sites including their requirements and a few examples. I will be providing a new chapter every other week, and your feedback, tips, and pictures would be awesome to see. We plan on compiling all this new information so that we can eventually release THE ultimate guide to growing outdoors in one volume (as a free download, of course).
Virtually everyone’s ideal outdoor season ends with a large bag of top-notch marijuana. Every year, I have new experiences and learn new things like how nosy neighbors might get suspicious, how farmers might discover your plants in their fields, and how thieves get a kick out of stealing your crop just before harvest. Of course, that’s all part of the process for outdoor growers. You also don’t have to spend a lot of money for impressive results. For only 50 bucks you can end up with between 3 and 5 plants at 2 to 2.5 meters high that produce yields of around 500 grams per plant (that’s over a pound!).
Here is the first page of the free outdoor grow guide. Get your free copy here. Your first course of action should be to find an acceptable location for growing marijuana. The major things you want to look for are:
More sunlight correlates to larger plants and higher yields. If you plant in the shadows, at least make sure your plants get some sun each day.
Plants will be able to thrive in most areas, except those that are uncharacteristically dry. Of course, if you have more water at your disposal, then the plant can absorb more nutrients. Creeks, rivers, or other nearby sources of water are ideal. Bringing in your own water is also an option.
Read more: http://www.theweedblog.com
Why Aren't We Hearing About Washington?
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, February, 5th 2014 by THCFinder
While Colorado has been in the spotlight for a while because of their huge legalization day, along with the allowance of pot tourism, people constantly ask "Why isn't anyone talking about Washington? Don't they have legal cannabis there too now?" The answer of course is yes, Washington has legalized cannabis like Colorado. But with the absence of tourism and issues with zoning, legal weed is having a tough time at getting it's foot in the door in this rainy state.
Washington planned to release their legal cannabis dispensaries towards spring, rather then the winter opening that Colorado opted for. But while the state wants to get things rolling, there are local municipalities that say that they will not allow the marijuana industry to reach their areas. Meaning that dispensaries may not be able to set up shop, putting a halt to progress on the legal cannabis front. Even though the state law trumps local authority on such businesses as the marijuana clinics.
Even though the state has more power, local lawmakers are taking votes to keep cannabis out of their part of the state. Yakima, WA voted lasted week 6-1 that the stores would not be allowed in their area. The officials there are claiming that even though the voters may have legalized it, it's still a Schedule 1 and they just don't want to deal with the federal government trying to stick it's big nose in state business. The state officials are worrying that allowing such votes to happen will cause huge problems, including a loss of money and the continuation of street marijuana sales.
More counties have been trying to avoid letting dispensaries in but the state seems like they're going to try to over rule. But this reason is why Washington hasn't been as talked about as Colorado. Not only have they not implemented the legal cannabis laws yet, the rules are not well defined and they're having trouble getting their heads around the fact that cannabis isn't a bad thing. Hopefully, Washington will have an alright time getting the legal cannabis system set up this spring and they figure out a good system that works.
Senator Presents Excellent Anti-Marijuana Argument
Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, February, 4th 2014 by THCFinder
I really got your attention with the title there, didn't I? As advocates for marijuana, I strongly believe that it's very important to know all sides to the marijuana movement, whether it's for or against the plant. There have been so many arguments against cannabis use that I was pretty sure I had heard everything until I stumbled upon a Forbes magazine blog saying that there had been a new argument presented after President Obama stated that marijuana is safer than alcohol.
Senator Jeff Sessions worked with Nancy Reagan in the 80s to help create a hostile attitude to drug use and he definitely isn't ashamed to admit it. Of course the recent comments about the safety of marijuana would trigger someone to make a comment but Sessions had one of the most shocking arguments, saying "Lady Gaga says she's addicted to it and it's NOT harmless".
While Lady Gaga may be thought as talented by some, she is definitely not an expert on substance abuse. As a celebrity, her words get twisted by the media. When the article saying that she was "addicted" to cannabis, the amount she claimed to be smoking was far less then most stoners ingest on a daily basis... And they're still managing to work and function like normal members of society. It seems to most that Lady Gaga just can't handle being stoned and responsible at the same time.
By this point, you know that the title of this article is supposed to be sarcastic. This is just another failed attempt to make marijuana look bad. And while Gaga may be addicted to marijuana, she's definitely still making music, unlike other artists (Amy Winehouse) who were on hard drugs and aren't around anymore. Senator Sessions needs to realize that Gaga probably isn't the most credible source out there for this kind of information and maybe next time, cite an actual study rather then a woman who wears raw meat as clothes.
A Stoner's Valentine's Day Letter To Mary Jane
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, February, 3rd 2014 by THCFinder
Dear Mary Jane,
You are the one person who will never judge me for hanging out with you, nor will you ever get mad at me. If I am sad, you always cheer me up and if I'm in pain, you can usually fix it quite easily. You never talk badly about anyone nor do you need constant verification that you're pretty because you just are! And let me just add that you smell absolutely amazing as well.
Other then just fixing my problems, you fix those of others without a thought for yourself. I mean, we don't exactly treat you nicely by grinding you up and lighting you on fire. But you don't complain. You've helped so many people with cancer, AIDs, MS, epilepsy, and so many other disorders. Even those with depression depend on you for a brighter day. There are few problems that you can't fix, Mary Jane. People in the world don't realize how lucky we are to have a girl like you around.
While I know that people don't really fully trust you yet, know that there are many that do! Stoners that love you are working hard to make sure that the world knows all of the good things about you and that they disregard all of the bad stereotypes that have followed you through the years. If we keep a positive attitude and work hard, I'm sure that your relationship with the people will be strong in the future, once people learn that you're not that bad.
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
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