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
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!
Which State Has Better Marijuana; Colorado Or Washington?
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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More Health Benefits of Hemp
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.
The Cost Of Bud
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, January, 31st 2014 by THCFinder
Buying marijuana is pretty much a permanent fixture on the stoner's monthly expenses. Bills get paid first (or at least they should) and then the remaining bill money is spent on buying bud. Depending on where you live, this could be a decently large amount of money. The prices of cannabis differ in different geographical locations, providing stoners with either a little bit of extra weed or a little less. In some areas, this may be a lot less, as there are some states that have terrible grow conditions or are just difficult to sell in due to laws, so the prices are jacked up in order to even out the risk involved.
Place in California sell ounces for as little as $150. While the weed obviously isn't top shelf, it's still smokable and of better quality then most states end up receiving. High end strains end up going for $200 and up, depending on what the strains is and the dispensary. California seems to be the place with the lowest prices for cannabis because even though Colorado has legal bud, their tax rate brings the total price up a considerable amount. And for those stoners that are on a budget, price of bud is everything. Not only that but getting decent quality is important, especially when you don't have a lot of money to spend. There are so many stoners out there that manage to spend some money on bud and end up with a bag of Brown Frown!
The farther north you go in the states, the price gets higher. States that border Canada can see ounces go anywhere from $225 for alright stuff to over $400 for what is supposed to be the best but as said above, the kind of quality you get is always a risk. Even small amounts get frustrating when you manage to find an extra $20 that isn't going towards electricity, rent, or some other form of necessary bill, head to your dealer's place, and leave with a bag of what could pass as the stuff that gets scraped from lawnmower blades. The middle southern states also have problems with their weed prices and not only that, but finding the bud is extremely difficult in the first place.
If you happen to live in a spot that has decently priced bud as well as good quality, don't take it for granted. There are people that struggle to find something to smoke every single day. As legalization continues to take strides, the price of legal weed will hopefully level out, letting stoners smoke without endangering their bills. But even if they do't, stoners will always find a way to smoke if they really want to, even if that means saving spare change to buy a gram.
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