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.
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.
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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.
More Health Benefits of Hemp
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, February, 3rd 2014 by THCFinder
Ingesting hemp is very good for the health of the human body. Leaves and seeds provide high doses of essential acids and benefit the body in many ways. Although it is so good for us, it's still banned as a Schedule 1 because it's so closely related to cannabis, even though most people know that you can't smoke it. As an industrial substance and a health benefit, however, hemp's global economic market is valued at $100-$200 million annually.
While hemp is great for making money, the benefits it give us in relation to health are awesome. Hempseed oil has been analyzed by researchers and has been shown to scientifically promote good health. Containing Omega-3 fatty acids, hempseed oil could help to prevent people from developing coronary heart disease. Ingesting this product could also potentially lower cholesterol and a lower risk of heart attack. Basically, having hemp as part of your diet is nothing but good for you.
In addition to being extremely heart healthy, hempseed oil contains what is called aliphatic alcohols. These assist not only in the reduction of cholesterol levels but also contains anti-cancer benefits. Aliphatic alcohols are also found in vegetables like beans and asparagus. Tocopherol is another antioxidant contained in hempseed oil, which helps to protect the body from degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. Hempseed oil also has positive effects on dermatological issues and lipid metabolism or when the fatty acids are broken down by the body.
Forget about getting high for a second and read over what just hemp can do for the body. Health is a constant worry these days and people want to do everything they can to keep their bodies free from dangerous disease... Or possibly just the common cold! Eating hemp products is definitely something that you should be researching and if you can, adding in to your diet on a daily basis.
Which State Has Better Marijuana; Colorado Or Washington?
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, February, 3rd 2014 by THCFinder
The Super Bowl just ended, and it’s clear which state has the better football team, as the Seattle Seahawks crushed the Denver Broncos. The game was not that exciting, but I did participate in an interesting conversation with some of my friends and family during the game. Colorado and Washington both legalized marijuana. Which state has the best marijuana, Colorado or Washington?
I have had the benefit of attending events in both areas, and have smoked a lot of marijuana in both states. I live in the Pacific Northwest, and bought A LOT of marijuana from Washington State in my lifetime. It’s definitely some of the best in the world. However, in my humble opinion, I think that Colorado has the better marijuana. There of course is no way to prove it, so it’s purely just my opinion, but I think it’s an educated opinion.
I absolutely invite anyone and everyone from Washington to try to change my mind. When I come visit, I can assure you that I’m more than willing to smoke all of your top shelf marijuana ha ha. But based upon my experience in both states, I’d have to give the slight edge to Colorado. What do readers think? If you have visited both areas, which one had the better product? Let the debate begin!
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