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Industrial Hemp Surges Forward

Category: Culture | Posted on Sun, October, 13th 2013 by THCFinder
industrial-hemp-gains-momentumMedical usage aside, the plant we love has a closely related relative that produces an amazing fiber that can be used for pretty much everything. From fuel to fabric, hemp is better than any material we use today. It grows faster, healthier, and takes up less space than our current crops. But since the hemp and marijuana plant are so similar, hep production is illegal... Or it was. Recently, along with the push for medical marijuana, there is also a push for hemp.
 
California recently passed a bill to allow hemp production. This means farmers will be able to break in to a $500 million industry that will save us thousands of dollars in paper, oil, fabric, and land. California lawmakers claim that there is no reason that hemp should be illegal, since it doesn't contain THC, which is the component in the plant that gets you high. Not only has California jumped on this hemp producing bandwagon, but there are nine other states that allow the production of hemp. There are also another 30 countries that produce the plant and manufacture it.
 
By allowing the production of hemp, we lessen the need for crops like corn. Hemp takes much less water to grow than corn. The hemp plants also have no need for pesticides or growth hormones, as they grow extremely fast. Hemp has an incredibly long list of uses, not only for industrial products but for fashion, food, and disease. Not being able to produce hemp is serious defect in the economy. By saving both land and water, we clear room for animals to live because we all know that the human race is not-so-slowly encroaching on animal territory. Hemp would allow us to have a more naturally sustaining economy because it can be used for so many products.
 
The human population is expanding every day. If more states allow for the production of hemp, we can begin to use it for things that we normally wouldn't use it for. Now that cultivation of the plant is legal, more studies can be done on it to see what other amazing benefits it holds for us to discover. The cannabis plant is always showing us new ways that it can help us. How long is it going to take for people to really grasp the fact that cannabis can genuinely help the human race improve?

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Lighters Or Hemp Wick

Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, October, 12th 2013 by THCFinder
lighters-or-hempwick-for-budMost people are aware that when they smoke weed, they get some of the residue from the butane in their lighters. This makes up a lot of what's left in your bowl after a while (resin... which is why it's not that good to smoke). Butane definitely messes with the taste of the weed that you're smoking. It's also not that good for you. To avoid getting that gross butane taste, there's hemp wick.
 
Hemp wick is a wick coated with beeswax. It's natural, so there's none of that butane taste because it's just a wick. It works best when wrapped around a lighter so that you can easily light the wick and hold it to light the bowl. This way, instead of inhaling harmful chemicals, you're getting a much cleaner hit. When you take a hit of some dank with wick instead of a lighter, it's amazing. You can totally taste the weed, without that sour/harsh butane taste.
 
By choosing to use hemp wick rather than a lighter, you're smoking healthier and cleaner. You don't need to use the lighter are much when smoking a bowl because the wick stays lit when it's passed from person to person. You're also able to actually taste the buds the way they're supposed to be tasted. There is no harsh aftertaste when you smoke with hemp wick. 
 
While most people do use lighters because they're convenient, it is definitely healthier to use the wick. Inhaling butane has serious effects on the lungs and can give massive headaches when too much is ingested. That applies more to badly made BHO but either way, this chemical isn't good for you. Smoke healthier by using hemp wick, which can be bought at almost every head shop. I promise that you'll enjoy smoking with wick much more than a lighter and your lungs with thank you!

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Weed In The Music Industry

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, October, 10th 2013 by THCFinder
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Normal people get arrested for smoking weed but celebrities - now more than ever - have begun to adopt marijuana in to their lyrics and music videos. From A$AP Rocky to Xzibit, music is a key part in the spread of marijuana knowledge. Even if the weed is just in the form of a blunt in a rappers hand, it's showing that "hey, we're successful and important and we smoke weed".
 
Recently, Justin Bieber has been caught with pot. While most people don't like Bieber, he's been on a rampage with Mary Jane, with weed on his tour bus at the Canadian border and smoke pouring out of his car windows when he rolls up to his private jet. A child star beginning to experiment with pot (and openly) could be a seriously useful weapon for the cause in the future. While singing "Baby, baby, baby" will get a water bottle thrown at his head, Bieber doesn't have to worry about us stoners getting mad when he show up on the web smoking a blunt.
 
Music is a huge way for people to understand the wonders of marijuana. The catchy beats make the lyrics stick in a person's mind and that's the goal. Getting people to talk about marijuana is just another way to educate people. By singing positive messages about weed, musicians can help to promote that it's a good thing. Plus, music videos are always cool when there's someone famous smoking a blunt, sitting on a dope muscle car, as seems to be commonplace in the video industry these days.
 
As more musicians come forth with their favoritism of the ganja, we can be assured that their message will reach huge audiences. While Cypress Hill has been rapping about smoking for years, it's the newer generations that need to be listening to some stoner beats. Not all of the younger kids will want to listen to Snoop and Bob Marley. Music changes with the generations and if marijuana is going to continue to permeate the industry, the songs are going to have to mold with the changes of society. Instead of heavy beats and rap music, marijuana may be mentioned in the poppy, upbeat songs of Miley Cyrus and the like. 

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Bongs vs Vaporizers

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, October, 10th 2013 by THCFinder
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For the advanced smokers, bongs and vaporizers are preferred. Both apparatuses smoke hard and will get you higher than the clouds. I don't recommend either for the novice smokers. For those who love to get baked, however, it's always a debate between the vape and the bong.
 
Most smokers are partial to the glass bongs. They're beautiful to look at and awesome to smoke. The water helps to cool the smoke before it enters your lungs. Also, hits from the bong (ha!) are huge clouds that not only get you super stoned, but look good in those Instagram pictures! ;) Smoking a bong with friends is also a really great way to relax, unwind, and reconnect.
 
Vaporizers are a GREAT way to smoke. Not only do they hit hard, they get you super baked, AND you can reuse the weed after you've vaporized it. Vaporized weed is great to use in food. While you need more of it to create a high, it's good to at least try to recycle. Vaporizers are portable, easy to clean, and now, they even come in the shape of e-cigs. No one will know if it's weed or tobacco that you're puffing on.
 
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While bongs are great, vaporizers might take the cake on this one. Being able to reuse weed is awesome, especially if you don't have a lot of money to spend on bud. It's a good idea to keep a bag or a jar of vaped weed around, just in case you feel like making some bud brownies in the future. However, there's nothing wrong with having both a bong and a vaporizer in your collection. Most stoners do have both and use them both on the regular. With that said, I think I'm about to pack the vaporizer!

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Former NFL Player: Cannabis Was To Me, What Spinach Was To Popeye

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, October, 10th 2013 by THCFinder
football-cannabisRicky Williams, a former NFL (National Football League) player who won aHeisman Trophy in college and was selected as the first pick in the NFL draft, recently compared his cannabis use to Popeye’s use of spinach, implying that it significantly improved his performance, according to USA Today.
 
The comment came during an interview with Campus Insiders. He was asked if his cannabis use – which led to multiple suspensions during his career in the NFL – slowed him down at all, and if it was an Achilles heel for him.
 
“I don’t agree that it was an Achilles heel, I kind of think it was more like spinach for Popeye,” he replied.
 
Williams also made news last month, when a former Miami Dolphins teammate told the press that Williams consumed cannabis before games on multiple occasions.
 
Williams joined an elite list of NFL running Backs in 2003 when he become one of only several players in the league’s history to rush for over 200 yards in a game.
 

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Police; The Moral Divide

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, October, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
police-and-the-moral-dividePeople are always saying that the cops are the problem and that we should hate them and what not. It is true that they are the ones who arrest us for smoking a plant. But what if the cop arresting you is suffering an extreme mental battle about whether or not to actually cuff you. Some people don't believe that there are any good cops any more but I promise you, there are.
 
Take for example, the awesome cops in Seattle that handed out bags of Doritos at Hempfest this year. This was a huge deal and the bags of Doritos are being sold on eBay for ridiculous amounts of money. These police officers have accepted that leaflets and the like are not the way to a stoner's head... Food is. The police in Seattle made sure to add a little bit of good advice on the bags, which were printed with slogans saying "Don't drive high". Much respect to the force in Seattle. Thank you for the Doritos!
 
As a police officer, they're required to enforce the law. Can you imagine if your job was to arrest stoners when you secretly wanted to be one? It's a terrible predicament and I don't envy those that suffer from it. I understand that it's their choice because they choose that career but maybe that had a different reason for joining the force. Military members, people who have lost family on the police force, or just every day kids end up being police. It's hard to imagine how awful some cops must feel when they arrest some eighteen year old punk because he had a gram. A lot of times, however, if you respect the police when dealing with them, chances are they're going to be a little nicer to you, even if they're not a secret stoner cop.
 
In my personal life, all of my immediate family is involved in either law or the military. I may be a bit of a black sheep. After spending two or three years trying to convince my law enforcing parents of the benefits of cannabis, they're finally starting to see my point. When talking to my dad, he says that he would rather deal with a pothead before a drunk and that he is definitely not against the legalization of pot. Even my mom, who can be pretty stubborn, has begun to acknowledge that the plant isn't doing any harm and that perhaps law enforcement should lay off the weed for a while.
 
It's sad to see people rip on police. They're doing their job, just like the growers are doing theirs. I realize that there are cops that are total jerks and would love nothing more than to stick you in handcuffs and throw you in the paddy wagon. But before you trash talk cops, you have to recognize that there are police who support us. I've dealt with not only a police officer father, but I have been in some extremely scary situations where there was a lot of weed in plain sight of police in my apartment. I've had run ins with getting pulled over by state troopers and they've blatantly stated that my car smelled like pot and not only did I manage to avoid getting searched, but the officer let me go without a ticket. Next time, before you say "F*ck the police", think of the good cops. They exist.

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