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Seattle cops to hand out Doritos instead of tickets at annual marijuana festival

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, August, 16th 2013 by THCFinder
doritos-to-be-passed-outSEATTLE — A few things will be different at this year's Hempfest, the 22-year-old summer "protestival" on Seattle's waterfront where tens of thousands of revelers gather to use dope openly, listen to music and gaze at the Olympic Mountains in the distance.
 
The haze of pot smoke might smell a little more like victory, after Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize marijuana use by adults over 21. Having won at the state level, speakers will concentrate on the reform of federal marijuana laws.
 
Oh, and the Seattle police — who have long turned a lenient eye on Hempfest tokers — don't plan to be writing tickets or making arrests. They'll be busy handing out Doritos.
 
"I think it's going to be a lot of fun," said Sgt. Sean Whitcomb, department spokesman and junk-food-dispenser-in-chief. "It's meant to be ironic. The idea of police passing out Doritos at a festival that celebrates pot, we're sure, is going to generate some buzz."
 
The idea isn't just to satisfy some munchies. The department has affixed labels to 1,000 bags of Doritos urging people to check out a question-and-answer post on its website, titled "Marijwhatnow? A Guide to Legal Marijuana Use In Seattle." It explains some of the nuances of Washington's law: that adults can possess up to an ounce but can't sell it or give it away, that driving under the influence of pot is illegal, and that — festivals aside — public use is illegal.
 

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Dr. Manny: Medical marijuana for children should be approved by Governor Christie

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, August, 16th 2013 by THCFinder
gov-christie-mmjThere is overwhelming evidence to suggest that medical marijuana has helped thousands of patients that suffer from chronic medical ailments, whether you’re talking about management of chronic pain, nausea or GI problems or enhancement of appetite.
 
Additionally, there seems to be data suggesting that in certain neurological diseases, some of the chemical properties of marijuana might also be beneficial.  Such is the case with Vivian Wilson, 2, whose father is urging New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to pass a law making it easier for children to obtain medical marijuana.
 
Wilson suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a severe, difficult-to-control epileptic condition. Her father, Brian, has said that ingestible extracts of certain strains of marijuana high in a compound known as CBD and low in THC, the chemical that gets pot users high, have reportedly helped children with Wilson’s condition.
 
Now, Gov. Christie has said he will decide by Friday whether to sign the bill into law.
 

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The King of Cannabis And The Search For Rare Marijuana Strains

Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, August, 10th 2013 by THCFinder
hunt-for-mj-strainsArjan Roskam. Don't know who he is? He's behind a number of famous marijuana strains, like White Widow and Super Silver Haze—and behind the huge Green House Seed Company, which makes millions of dollars every year, all around an empire of weed. If you smoke pot, chances are, you're familiar with this guy's product without realizing it.
 
Here's a documentary on the man by VICE that follows him (and his associates) as he goes through Colombia. The mission? Finding "landraces," which are rare types of untouched marijuana strains. It's a fascinating, if not rather dangerous journey for sure. And yes, some of the stuff here isn't exactly legal—or as someone in the documentary puts it, "Our life is one foot legal, one foot illegal. We juggle on this fucking razor blade all our life."
 
So, how's it going? Feel free to talk about anything you'd like, either in this open thread or over at TAY. Have a good weekend, folks!
 
Read more: http://kotaku.com

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Do you Dab?

Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, August, 10th 2013 by THCFinder
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It's become a daily occurrence. Customers visit Hugs Alternative Care, a medical-marijuana dispensary in Sacramento, Calif., and ask for "dabs."
 
They are referring to butane hash oil, an especially potent form of marijuana, also known as "honey," "honey oil," "wax" or "earwax" because of its sticky, amber-colored appearance.
 
"We don't carry oils or waxes," Hugs manager Cathy Romer tells them.
 
Nevertheless, it's clear that the demand for dabs is out there.
 
The marijuana industry's latest "it product," dabs has been moving from the fringe into mainstream consciousness for years, although many card-carrying medicinal-marijuana users and even some law-enforcement officials know little about it.
 
High Times magazine featured dabs on its July cover, teasing it as "pot's most powerful high." Vice — the media company that recently accompanied Dennis Rodman on a diplomatic trip to North Korea to meet Kim Jong-un — has released a mini-documentary on the subject.
 
What makes dabs unique is the concentration of THC, the chemical that gives pot users a high. Donald Davies, a former manager of Sacramento dispensary Canna Care, said dabs can be 70 percent THC, compared with high -end cannabis plants, which register between 15 percent and 25 percent.
 
Dab makers soak cannabis in butane or alcohol to extract THC from the plant. After collecting a liquid, they boil off the butane and the remains solidify into what looks like tree sap. Users then "dab" or prick the waxy substance with a needle to pick it up, place it on the tip of a special pipe and ignite it with a small blowtorch to release fumes.
 
Products loaded with THC have been available for decades, carrying the name hash oil or honey oil. But even "regular, old-school hash" was often limited to 50 percent THC, Davies said. The use of butane makes the difference.
 
Addison DeMoura, a co-founder of the cannabis-analysis lab Steep Hill in Oakland, Calif., said dabs' potency benefits many of the sickest patients who cannot smoke cannabis to manage pain and help with appetite.
 
Many collectives are selling more butane hash oil than weed, he added.
 
"If a patient cannot smoke and needs to get the medicine, they can simply put BHO into a cup of tea and consume it that way," he wrote in an email. "The fact that the product is a concentrate makes it easy to infuse and consume. Dabs are part of the progress and the future of consumption."
 

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Vaporizer marijuana use popular with teens

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, August, 8th 2013 by THCFinder
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Smoke shops selling everything from colorful bongs and pipes to incense and earrings line an entire block in Manhattan's East Village, a neighborhood popular with teens and the college crowd, and a magnet for young people from all over.
 
I found the G-Pen, a top-of-the-line vaporizer, for $90. They're used by patients who are prescribed medicinal marijuana so they can have the benefits without harmful smoke or the tell-tale odor. They're also used for aromatherapy.
 
Because they look like pens or electronic cigarettes and are discreet, they're becoming more popular with teens.That concerns Dr. Alan Ravitz, the director of Forensic Psychiatry at the Child Mind Institute.
 
The G-Pen's main website offers a vaporizer kit called The Game / G-Box, which is currently sold out. It's named after the popular rapper The Game, who is currently the star of his own VH-1 reality show. He's in his 30s, but appeals to a younger audience.
 
See a Cloud Vaporizer pen on GotBud.com or going here: http://www.gotbud.com/product_info.php?products_id=36
 

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Tips on How To Be A Stoner

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, July, 31st 2013 by THCFinder

So hopefully some of these tips come in handy for you all and if you have any tips of your own, feel free to email (missbotwin42o@gmail.com) them to me so I can prepare for a second round of stoner secrets!

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1. Ladies, nail polish is a flammable substance. Beware of lighting bowls while in windy areas or in moving cars with the windows down.

2. If you think you’re going to get hungry, make a healthy snack a head of time. I don’t know about you but I love pizza more than any other food and it’s just SO convenient when I’ve been smoking for hours…

 
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3. Don’t fake inhale. I’ve had so many “friends” that blow through my weed because they don’t actually inhale it in to their lungs. While ghosts and tricks are cool, if you’re just going to spew spit and smoke all over the place after you take a hit, give up before you start, ESPECIALLY if it’s not your weed!

4. Corner the bowl! If you get caught torching the whole bowl by sticking the entire lighter right in to their center, someone is going to take away the bowl and you will be in sober quarantine because no one wants to smoke with a noob.

5. Learn to roll… And learn to do it well. People are always impressed with dope rolling skills, even more so if you can produce a strawberry banana split blunt covered in keif. There are some crazy blunt wrap flavors out there and when I smoke a lot of blunts, that combination was always my favorite. But yes, learn to roll and you will have captivated the hearts of all of your stoner friends.

 
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6. Try not to fall asleep. Everyone has a limit of how much they can smoke before they curl up in to a ball and fall into a deep sleep. Know your limit and when you think you’ve had enough, just say pass. If someone calls you names for doing that, you have every right to tell them off. While smoking yourself in to a coma is totally acceptable when it’s 1am, it’s not so much when you’re at a friend’s on his couch.

7. Don’t sit on the joint. It’s cool that you’re sharing the hilarious story of how your best friend got hammered and fell in a shallow river last weekend but there are other people in the room that want to get high and you’re roadblocking them.

8. Carry a bottle of water with you at all times, especially when your going to hang out with friends and smoke. When you take a hit and cough for days, it’s easier to have a bottle of water right next to you than attempting to ask someone for a glass of something.

9. Always clean the bong water after smoking! That water in there gets nasty and can begin to grow mold if you let it sit for too long. It’s not that hard to dump the bong out and refill it. Plus, how good to fresh water bong hits taste? There’s an insane difference between clean and dirty bong water.

 
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10. If someone smokes you up, you are not allowed to complain about the quality of the weed. Someone is nice enough to share their stash with you. If the weed isn’t the dankest dank, at least you’re with good people.

Remember, you can submit stoner tips to me via email for my next round of stoner tips. I hope that you took something away from this list that you didn’t know before and that it benefits your smoking experience. Stay blazed!

Source: http://www.stonerdays.com


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