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Poll: Americans View Marijuana As Less Harmful Than Sugar

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, March, 13th 2014 by THCFinder
mj-safer-than-sugarAmericans believe that consuming cannabis poses less harm to health than does the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, or sugar, according to the findings of a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released today.
 
Respondents were asked which of the four substances they believed to be “most harmful to a person’s overall health.” Most respondents said tobacco (49 percent), followed by alcohol (24 percent) and sugar (15 percent).
 
Only eight percent of those surveyed said that they believed that marijuana was most harmful to health.
 
The poll possesses a margin of error of +/- 3.10 percent.
 
Commenting on the poll results, NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said: “These results once again reaffirm that an overwhelming majority of the American public understands that any potential risks associated with the use or abuse of cannabis are relatively minor to those associated with many other legal and regulated substances. Criminalizing cannabis and those who consume it responsibly is a disproportionate public policy response to what is, at worst, a public health issue but not a criminal justice concern.”
 

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The Entourage Effect Of Marijuana

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, March, 13th 2014 by THCFinder
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When Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon and the head medical correspondent for CNN released a documentary in which he completely about-faced his opinion on marijuana, stoners were shocked. Potheads and patients everywhere threw up their joints/bongs/whatever in celebration that such a prominent person in the media spotlight was not only speaking for marijuana but had recently spoken AGAINST the plant, showing others that people can change their opinions rather then believing nonsense for their whole lives. Now, Dr. Gupta has released a second installment in his marijuana series, an episode which includes an interesting take on what marijuana does to our brains.
 
The new documentary includes the journey of a scientist named Raphael Mechoulam. This man is responsible for determining the structure of CBD, the ingredient in cannabis that heals and helps to improve human life, even more so then THC. His discovery of CBD happened in 1963 and a year later, Mechoulam became the first person to isolate delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol. His team of scientists continued to isolate the compounds found in cannabis, furthering their knowledge of the previously mysterious plant. They discovered the first known endogenous cannabinoid, or the cannabinoids that our bodies produce on their own and named it "anandamide", which translates from Sanskrit to English as something like "supreme bliss", showing Mechoulam's feelings towards the plant.
 
At the age of 83, Mechoulam describes his "entourage effect" in the new CNN special. According to this incredibly smart man, the effect is exactly as follows;
        " There are more than 480 natural components found within the cannabis plant, of which 66 have been classified as "cannabinoids." Those are chemicals unique to the plant, including delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiols. There are, however, many more, including:
-- Cannabigerols (CBG);
-- Cannabichromenes (CBC);
-- other Cannabidiols (CBD);
-- other Tetrahydrocannabinols (THC);
-- Cannabinol (CBN) and cannabinodiol (CBDL);
-- other cannabinoids (such as cannabicyclol (CBL), cannabielsoin (CBE), cannabitriol (CBT) and other miscellaneous types).
Other constituents of the cannabis plant are: nitrogenous compounds (27 known), amino acids (18), proteins (3), glycoproteins (6), enzymes (2), sugars and related compounds (34), hydrocarbons (50), simple alcohols (7), aldehydes (13), ketones (13), simple acids (21), fatty acids (22), simple esters (12), lactones (1), steroids (11), terpenes (120), non-cannabinoid phenols (25), flavonoids (21), vitamins (1), pigments (2), and other elements (9)."
 
Yes, I know you're probably stoned so in pothead terms, this basically means that the many different kinds of substances contained in the cannabis plant work together in order to give us the desired effect. The compounds work together to calm, relax, and enlighten humans, where as if they were alone, the same effect wouldn't be achieved. Think of it like this; by eating real fruits and veggies that are grown on a farm and harvested provides your body with a lot of really great vitamins that you need to function. You can get the same vitamins from taking a pill, but you get added benefits from eating the real fruit, as there are extra minerals and vitamins in skins and seeds. Many drugs seem to be made with single compounds, which as we study further, will be shown to be more then ineffective when fighting illness and disease. The multiple compounds of cannabis offer a far greater effect, as the multiple compounds have many added benefits.

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Five Things You May Not Want To Do While Stoned

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, March, 12th 2014 by THCFinder
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As a stoner, you have to recognize that there are some situations where it's definitely not a good idea to be high in. Even some seasoned stoners get flustered easily if they're baked and put in to an uncomfortable situation. Weed may calm nerves and chill you out but there are days where it's a good plan to avoid smoking just for a bit in order to get some important stuff done. Let's face it, taking a break from smoking can also be good for you and it reminds you of how much you love marijuana.
 
- Say that you have a new significant other. Things are going really well until they want you to meet their parents... Right? Even if you're a clean cut person, meeting parents of someone you like can be tough. In a situation like this, you need to be on your best behavior. Definitely not a good idea to be showing up super baked or smelling like skunk!
 
- If you smoke weed, you should have a job. That's all there is to it. You need to be at least making some kind of money somehow. Job interviews can be awful and extremely nerve wracking but be careful if you choose to smoke beforehand! The weed can slow your reaction time and dull your focus, possibly making you seem unenthusiastic. Unless you're a seasoned stoner, stay away from the bong on interview day.
 
- Every so often, one seems to find themselves in a situation where they're forced to public speak. This may be in a class in college or in some sort of group. Since public speaking is one of the top fears among US citizens, sometimes the effects of marijuana can make a situation like this way worse. Although this all depends on the user, just be sure that you have your notecards in order!
 
- When people get tattoos, a lot of the time, they automatically assume that smoking weed before they go under the needle will dull their pain. Unfortunately for some stoners, smoking weed before getting tattooed can actually cause more pain then normal! It doesn't happen with everyone but be careful when getting tattooed while high! You don't want to go through more pain then you have to.
 
- Stoners like to be high in public because being stoned makes people a little more bearable. Even though taking bong hits before leaving the house is normal for most smokers, it's not a good idea to go to crowded places when overly stoned. This means stay away from Walmart on a Saturday afternoon and don't go to Market Basket on the first of the month (I believe that's when my state distributes EBT Food Stamps and the grocery stores are packed!!).
 
Being stoned is a positive thing! But part of being a responsible stoner is knowing when you should be high and when you shouldn't be! Of course you can probably do most of these things while high! I've done all of them while stoned at least once. This is merely a guideline, some suggestions on how to be a successful and awesome stoner!

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Five Awesome Stoner Movies On Netflix

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, March, 12th 2014 by THCFinder
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Netflix is definitely the product of a pothead mind... I mean come on, instant movies and TV streaming? While it may seem like a convenient idea for everyone, stoners know that Netflix was made for them! Sometimes, finding good shows or movies to watch can be extremely tiring. With the thousands of choices and your high mind, picking something to watch can end up being an hour long process. But if you're looking for some stoner movies (I'm not saying that they're good movies... It all depends on your personal preference), here's a few that Netflix features that may make you laugh while you're hitting the bong.
 
1. Super High Me
I really liked this movie. I thought it was pretty funny. It's kind of a tough study to do and should be conducted with multiple people, seeing as how THC effects everyone differently. But even though the narrator was smoking weed for 30 days straight, he suffered no ill side effects except being a little bit slower at math.
 
2. Growing Op
This movie puts a spin on the parent-child-marijuana relationship, featuring a high school student who's parents are pot smoking hippies. But while his parents toke up, he just wants to be a normal kid, who ends up falling in love with his next door neighbor. She has super conservative parents and the main character must overcome the obstacle of dealing with life and weed.
 
3. AKA Tommy Chong
Detailing the hardships that Chong suffered while dealing with the DEA and legal issues, this documentary will definitely open your eyes as to how unfair the laws can be (if you seriously still have doubts, that is). Chong, a person with no prior convictions, was charged with selling water pipes on the internet, something that no one had been busted for prior.
 
4. How Weed Won The West
This documentary is great. With a heavy hate towards the drug war and the many failed policies on keeping drugs under wraps, How Weed Won The West is definitely a great stoner movie that you should see. It details how the plant's popularity spread across the western half of the US, showing the positive reinforcement from patients.
 
5. The Union
I'm not sure if this film is still available on Netflix but it was for a while and if you haven't seen it, you gotta get on that. The film shows how the marijuana industry effects those involved and around it, while asking the question everyone is thinking; is legal weed really what stoners want?

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Got Seeds?

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, March, 10th 2014 by THCFinder

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At Gorilla Seeds, we never ignore our customers! Most of our customers (slightly more than 99%) never have an issue, but if you do, The Gorilla makes it easy for you to reach out and grab someone from our helpful team.

Here's a few ways you can reach us: call from 9am to 4 pm UK time on any business day, leave us a message on our voicemail, drop us a line using our contact page, hit us up on Facebook or Twitter, PM us on one of the user forums we frequent or use snail mail if you're old school.

Here's a tip: UK law says we have to stop all communication with you if you mention anything illegal including germination, cultivation, usage or any other criminal activity. We're sorry, we don't want to do it, but our solicitors say we have to. Wankers


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Being Friends With The Weed Man

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, March, 10th 2014 by THCFinder
being-friends-with-the-weed-manDealing To Friends
 
Those who don't have access to medical cannabis are still forced to buy from a street dealer. A lot of people have pretty good relationships with their weed man, which could be a good or a bad thing. Depending on how you handle things with a friendly weed man, the purchase and sale of marijuana can make or break a friendship. Smoking together after you buy a bag can be great but when some bags turn up short or prices all of a sudden skyrocket, the friendship can be put at risk for sure.
 
It's always hard to deal to friends because in all honesty, you kind of feel bad. Taking their money (providing that you're selling bud to help people out and not just to make a quick buck) makes you feel pretty scummy and when a quality product isn't around, things can get a little hairy. Do you always trust your friends or could they be using you because of your honesty and generosity? It's important to know the difference because as awesome as it is to have a bunch of friends, it's not awesome when they start to steal from you. Even if you don't want to acknowledge that this happens, it does. So if you happen to be the friendly weed (wo)man, just be careful about who you really trust.
 
There have been reports all over forums that friends have actually tried to return a bag if they're not happy with the weed. That's pretty ridiculous when you think about it. Buying bud isn't like buying a shirt and the fact that people even have the backbone to ask to return bud is crazy. They complain about the price for the quality, maybe the bag is slightly off, or perhaps there are too many stems for their liking. For one thing, these people are definitely not your friends, especially if this seems to happen often. One in a great while is acceptable. Sometimes, people mess up. But more then that, chances are your "friend" is trying to rip you off.
 
Just be sure that you know who your friends are. It's important to be smart if you're going to sell bud. Even though people may seem like they're your friend, being close to a weed dealer can provide added benefits like free smoke ups as well as hookups. And if you're the one who's the friend of the weed person, don't rip them off. These people have enough to worry about with you trying to rip them off. Be respectful and remember karma!

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