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The Shut Down Of Silk Road

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, October, 21st 2013 by THCFinder
the-shutdown-of-silk-roadThe biggest taboo about buying weed would have to be buying it online. Even the idea of buying bud over the Internet is looked down upon. Most Instagram pages make it very clear; their photos are for educational purposes. Nothing is for sale. Asking about weed for sale earns ridicule and nasty comments on the web. However, one person pioneered drugs on the world wide web and now, is facing some serious trouble.
 
Silk Road was an Internet market place where you could buy whatever you really felt like buying in regards to drugs. Whether you were looking for marijuana or MDMA, Silk Road could provide discreet delivery of your drug of choice to your home. However, there were other items for sale as well, including books, art, and apparel. The site brought in around $92,000 a month as the "Amazon of illegal drugs". With almost 1,000,000 users registered when the site was seized and shut down by the DEA and FBI, Silk Road serviced users all over the world.
 
Using a form of money called Bitcoin, Silk Road was able to evade law enforcement for an extended period of time. It was in February of 2011 and was seized on October 2 of 2013. It's incredible that the site managed to stay up for that long. The site was so large that it had it's own personal army of dealers, growers, and manufacturers. Unfortunately for users and the owner of the site, an Australian MDMA/cocaine dealer was busted when his shipment to the site was intercepted and it all went downhill from there. In May 2013, the site crashed due to an outside attack and was officially shut down in October.
 
While the sale of drugs such as heroin and cocaine aren't exactly the best, marijuana was included in this site and from what users claim, it was some seriously good bud. Being able to get quality bud online via Silk Road was probably an outlet for a lot of patients in illegal states. Whether or not there were patients depending on Silk Road, it is debatable if the arrests of the people involved are because of the illegal substances being sold or in an attempt to complete annihilate any privacy on the Internet.
 
The alleged creator of the site, Ross Ulbricht is currently in jail but said in an interview earlier this week that he's "not concerned with the future" according the The Guardian . The 29-year-old didn't comment on whether he was guilty or not but this arrest is his first. His charges include drug trafficking, money laundering, soliciting murder, and computer hacking. Other than this one interview with the Guardian, Ulbricht has not been talking to the press on the advice of his lawyer.
 
Issues like this stem from so many rules and law being implemented on people. If the governments would back off and regulate things for the good of the people, things would be much different. In Switzerland, the government regulates the distribution of heroin in clinics. With this system, the country has reported that not only have HIV and crimes rates drastically decreased but the society overall has become incredibly socially productive. By regulating the amount of heroin that people use, plus being able to get medical grade heroin rather than the black market tar, the users of heroin in Switzerland can lead a better life. While heroin is an extremely dangerous narcotic, the majority of inmates in prison are charged with nonviolent marijuana crimes. If cannabis was legalized and regulated, there would be a severe decrease in "crime", as well as a more productive society.

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5 Amazing Things You Didn't Know About Marijuana

Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, October, 19th 2013 by THCFinder
5-things-you-didnt-know-about-mjIt's no coincidence that marijuana legalization support has surged with the growth of social media. The voices of the Reefer Madness era are silenced daily as studies and testimonials continue pouring in about this often misunderstood plant. Ignorance still remains, however, and this fight won't be won without continued education of the masses.
 
It takes one fact that hits home to sway someone's opinion. Maybe one of the following will do that for you. Here are five things about marijuana you may not have known:
 
1.  THC and CBD, marijuana's primary cannabinoids, are both cancer killers.
 
No, I'm not talking about using marijuana to help manage cancer's effects. It's actually anti-cancer.
 
Recent research out of Spain suggests that THC, marijuana's psychoactive ingredient, kills brain cancer cells. Study co-author Guillermo Velasco claims that when THC was applied to cancerous brain tissue, the cancer cells were killed while healthy cells were left alone.
 
CBD apparently does the same; a pair of scientists from California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco demonstrated the cannabinoid's ability to stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer.
 
Imagine if this plant were discovered in a jungle two weeks ago. What would the news be saying? The CBD article goes as far as to say the breakthrough could "potentially alter the fatality of the disease forever." The lack of media coverage for this is astounding, but that doesn't diminish the research.
 
2. Marijuana triggers neurogenesis. Layman's terms: It leads to brain cell growth.
 
Wait....marijuana is supposed to kill brain cells, right?
 
Wrong.
 
The roots of the marijuana-kills-brain-cells myth are deep despite the lack of credible evidence. The original study supporting this notion is questionable at best and recent research suggests exactly the opposite.
 

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Five Stoner Slang Terms

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, October, 18th 2013 by THCFinder

FIVE STONEDAYS STONER TERMS

Stoners seem to have their own language sometimes and if you’re not familiar with it, we can be a little confusing. I’ve put five of the most common stoner slang terms together, along with their definitions, for your enjoyment.

1. Beat/kicked

beat/kick stonerdays terms

 

Everyone knows what a bowl tastes like when there’s no more weed left in it. So what do you say when the person after you in the rotation tries to reach for the bong? “Nah it’s kicked.” This (or “beat”) refers to a bowl that’s been completely smoked. At this point, you’re just smoking ash and resin. It tastes disgusting and everybody always dreads getting the hit before the bowl kicks.

 

2. Duckass

duckass stonerdays stoner terms

Have you ever smoked with a newbie smoker that slobbers all over the end of the joint or bowl? That’s what is referred to as a “duckass”. Everybody has a friend that does this or has done this in the past. Don’t slobber on the joint or the bowl please. Also, refrain from putting chapstick on until after you’re done smoking. It’s super annoying to get a soggy pass during a smoke sesh!

3. Perma-fried

perma-fried stonerdays stoner terms

In my personal experience, I am this friend. I look and act high even when I haven’t been smoking. I’m sure that most of you have a friend that does this as well, kind of like a Spicoli situation. This is what is referred to as perma-fried. The friend doesn’t even need to smoke weed at this point because they must have backup reserves of THC somewhere. Lucky us!

4. Robobaked

ROBOBAKED STONERDAYS STONER TERMS

Ever get so high that you could only do basic actions? Like maybe you could only move enough to reach for the bag of chips or your bottle of Mountain Dew? That’s called robobaked. You have officially smoked yourself to the point where your brain is on a totally different level and you can only do enough to keep yourself comfortable until the robot feeling wears off.

5. 8:40

840-STONERDAYS-STONER-TERMS

Everyone ends up missing 4:20 at some point so what do you do for your next universal smoking time? Easy! Smoke at 8:40 instead! This is the time to smoke at if you’ve unfortunately missed 4:20… Or I mean, 4:21 is acceptable as well. ;)

There you go! If you want, feel free to email your own stoner slang word and definition to me at missbotwin42o@gmail.com and if I get enough responses, I’ll make a second stoner slang! Now light up and get blazed!

- See more at: http://www.stonerdays.com


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The Dalai Lama Supports Medical Marijuana Use

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, October, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
dalai-lama-suports-mmj-useThe Dalai Lama isn't that keen on recreational marijuana use, but the spiritual leader told supporters in Mexico on Tuesday that he supports legal, medicinal marijuana when the drug has been shown to have value. The comments, in the middle of a debate on the drug in the country as Mexico City considers legislation to legalize pot, came at an event hosted by former president Vicente Fox. Fox supports the legalization of pot for a different reason: because it could cut off a valuable stream of revenue for the country's drug cartels. 
 
Here are the comments, via the AFP, which came in response to a question from the audience:
 
The Tibetan spiritual leader, speaking at an event hosted by former Mexican president Vicente Fox, said that "the exception" for smoking marijuana would be if it has pharmaceutical virtues.
"But otherwise if it's just an issue of somebody (using the drug to have) a crazy mind, that's not good." 
 
The Tibetan Buddhist leader, interestingly, didn't get an official welcome from the Mexican government during his five-day visit to the country. That's because the government of current president Enrique Pena Nieto would like to keep building friendlier relations with China. China considers the Dalai Lama to be a dangerous separatist — he's lived in exile for decades. And the country has been known to punish countries, including Mexico, who give the leader an official greeting.
 

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Joints Vs Blunts

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, October, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
There's a huge difference between a joint and a blunt. While both are equally great, all stoners who like to smoke any kind of paper will have a preference. Each rolling medium can differ in size, weight, and shape. People take serious pride in their rolling skills, whether it's a joint or blunt. As always, there are pros and cons to each one but they both have benefits.
 
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A joint can be rolled in a multitude of flavors. There are seriously so many different kinds of papers out there, it's difficult to even choose what to roll. If this is your problem, why not try mixing them? Using more than one paper will not only result in more flavors but you can pack more weed in to it. There's also the rolls of rolling paper that allow you to make footlong joints if that's what you desire. There are papers that look like cigarettes, clear papers, and organic papers. With so many options, a true stoner always has a stock of papers, whether they smoke lots of joints or not. The downside to the joint is that the bigger they get, the harder the are to roll. The papers are usually pretty flimsy so the person rolling has to be extremely delicate as to not rip the paper, rendering the joint un-smokeable. Some might argue that a joint doesn't hit as smoothly as a blunt. That is the opinion of the smoker, though, as some could argue the opposite.
 
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Blunts are what people smoke in large groups. It's an easy way to use a little bit of weed and get really high. Blunts are the foundations of new friendships. The paper is thicker, which makes the roll easier and you can pack much more weed into a blunt. Again, they can come in all shapes and sizes. Being able to roll a perfect blunt is a coveted art in the stoner community. There are people able to roll blunts in the shape of names, animals, and geometric shapes. All of these creations are awesome AND smokeable. A negative of smoking blunts is that if they're not rolled properly, they can be extremely harsh. If the blunt or wrap that was used is bad, the blunt will also taste pretty awful. As with joints, blunt wraps come in flavors. Getting adventurous with wraps can be dangerous, especially if you spend time rolling a nice looking blunt just to realize that the wrap tastes terrible.
 
While blunts are the tougher of the two, joints and the many flavors they come in have my vote. From cupcake to cherry and everything in between. A blunt every once in a while is great but rolling up a cherry/cupcake/peppermint joint is a mouthwatering idea. Joints are smaller as well and easier to transport for someone on the go.

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Marijuana Grows Destroying Ancient Artifacts?

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, October, 14th 2013 by THCFinder
mj-grows-ancient-artifactsAn article released on the Time-Standard News website stated that a marijuana grow had been found to be on top of a historical site that contained important artifacts. While this is extremely unfortunate, it is a situation that could have been avoided had the growers been able to cultivate their plant in a safer, more researched environment. Since the plant is illegal, these growers have no choice other than to search for isolated sites where they think they won't be disturbed. While the areas at these sites aren't always studies before planting, there is always a risk that a grow site will harm artifacts buried beneath it.
 
Marijuana needs to be grown in warmer climates and most of the time, the sites have to be far enough away from civilization that no stumbling hikers will find it. The grow sites are also huge plots of land and depending on location, can stretch for miles. It is totally possible that a grow site may end up on top of parts of an archeological dig but if the person was allowed to grow plants in their home or a greenhouse next door, the ground would have never been disturbed.
 
By allowing a grower the option to grow inside their home or within a few feet of their house, this situation could be easily avoided. Cities could have permits for grows and inspectors could come in, make sure that the ground is acceptable for a grow, and then the farmers could plant their marijuana. Not only is that a good thing for the growers, so that they can tend to their plants right at home, but the city would make money off of that plan by issuing the permits and having the inspectors. It's a win/win situation, providing there are no ridiculous rules to get the permit. It should be a simple inspection. Is the ground safe for planting? Is it near any underground powerlines or water pipes? Can it be shielded from the road? And obviously, is the grow on top of any artifacts that may contain a historical value?
 
Regulating the grows in a fair way would eliminate this problem. It is very unfortunate that this particular grow site happened to end up on top of a location that it definitely should not have been in. Growing marijuana is a tedious task. These people are trying to make a living while at the same time, provide medicine to people that are sick.

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