Weed In The Music Industry

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, October, 10th 2013 by THCFinder
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. 


Bongs vs Vaporizers

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, October, 10th 2013 by THCFinder
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.
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!


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.


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.


Worst States To Get Busted In

Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, October, 8th 2013 by THCFinder
While there are some states that have made marijuana legal, there are still some that haven't. Not even that but there are still states that are really against the idea of legalization and enforce the penalties rigorously. This definitely sucks for the stoners who happen to live within these states. This list tells the penalties for the worst states to get caught with weed in and what they deem a suitable punishment for the "crime" of possessing marijuana.
1. Oklahoma
Don't you dare get caught with bud in this state. While most other states are pushing to be green, Oklahoma is handing out life sentences for anyone in contact with a marijuana plant, including growing, selling, and possession. Keep your stoner lifestyle on the quiet side if you ever decide to visit this harsh state. And for those of you that live there, I hope you've perfected the art of being sneaky.
2. Texas
Marijuana possession accounts for half of the arrests made in this state annually. That's a lot of people going to jail just for having a plant. Unfortunately for Texas residents, there is a very low tolerance for potheads. A first time offender will face 180 days in jail, plus at least $2,000 in fines. Seems a bit extreme, especially because that punishment is allowed even for the possession of less than a gram.
3. Florida
I've never heard good things about Florida and weed, although I have seen some pretty awesome dank come from this sunny state. Props to the person who's growing it, since the cultivation of just one plant is a felony that can land a person up to five years in jail. This also goes for anyone caught possessing more than 20 grams of marijuana on them. For those carrying less than 20 grams, don't worry. If you get caught, you can go to jail for a year, not to mention the additional fines.
4. Louisiana
I've had friends that have visited this state and even the natives call their weed "the Brown Frown". I don't know if that's true for the whole state but that's how I was told it is in this southern state. Well, it gets worse. A man was just sent to jail in this state for possessing half of an ounce. He received twenty years. That seems highly extreme, doesn't it? This is the  maximum amount of time that someone in Louisiana can get for a repeat marijuana offense. Even first time offenders are told that they're about to get a seriously long stay in prison. Mardi Gras doesn't seem that fun if you can't smoke and enjoy it, am I right?
5. Arizona
I've been to this state and I give the residents credit just for being able to deal with the insane heat. Stoners here have it pretty rough as well. For a first time offender, marijuana related crime is a felony. The sentence can be up to 18 months in jail, plus some seriously hefty fines. Arizona is the state that has the most severe punishment for a first time offender.
I know a few stoners from these states and I salute you. While my state is still kind of unsure of where it stands, you guys face serious danger just to get high. We respect you and hope that your weed is good enough to make getting busted worth it. Be smart, don't get caught!


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Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, October, 7th 2013 by THCFinder




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