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42.0 Facts About Marijuana, And Why It Should Be Legal

Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, April, 20th 2013 by THCFinder
The year is 2013. And weed remains illegal. We can’t do anything other than keep pushing, pleading, voting, and smoking the herb we love. There is nothing in this life more powerful than facts-and facts can only be ignored for so long. Here are 42 facts about marijuana:
 
1. No one has ever overdosed or died from smoking too much weed. In the history of mankind.
 
2. Marijuana has been in an “official” state of prohibition since 1937-s Marijuana Tax Act (in the United States). Because, among other reasons, it made white women desire black men.
 
3. Colorado and Washington legalized cannabis for recreational use this past October. They have estimated tax revenues of over $550 Million from this legalization.
 
4. There are more medical marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks in Los Angeles and Denver. Because reefer is safter than coffee.
 
5. There are 26 States with pending marijuana legislation, both medical and legal. 8 of these states have a legitimate chance to legalize recreational use. This is called a “Tipping Point.”
 
6. Over the last decade, the NYPD has spent 1 Million Hours Making 440,000 Marijuana Arrests.
 
7.The first law in America relating to cannabis was a 1619 law that actually required farmers to grow the hemp plant. Once harvested, hemp was useful for clothing, sails, and rope.
 
8. In 1906, cannabis was labeled as a “poison” and states began restricting its sale.
 
9. By the mid 1930s, cannabis was regulated as a drug in every state.
 
10. From 1850 to 1942, marijuana was listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia as a useful medicine for nausea, rheumatism, and labor pains and could be purchased from pharmacies and general stores.
 

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25 People Who Are More 'Evolved' Than Obama On Marijuana

Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, April, 20th 2013 by THCFinder
On April 20, people around the nation will celebrate the enigmatic 4/20 holiday by smoking, toking and eating marijuana. According to federal law, they could all be arrested for using a Schedule I substance, a classification that also includes drugs such as LSD, PCP and heroin.
 
President Barack Obama supports that law, or at least has done nothing to change it -- and he could, simply by rescheduling marijuana out of Schedule I. Despite his past as a renowned ringleader of the pot-smoking "Choom Gang" while growing up in Hawaii, his administration's current position offers little sympathy for marijuana, regardless of the drug's legal status in various states.
 
According to the White House's official position against legalization, "marijuana use is harmful and should be discouraged." Obama has dismissed legalization as well, and while he's said that the recent pot legalization efforts in Washington and Colorado prove there needs to be a discussion, there have been no signs that he plans to scale back his aggressive enforcement policy.
 

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Boston Bomb Suspect's Marijuana Use Blamed For Terror Attacks

Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, April, 20th 2013 by THCFinder
 
 
When we marijuana aficionados celebrate 4/20, it’s not because we’re looking for a excuse to party and get high. We’re getting high already; we don’t need a calendar and a watch for that. No, what we are celebrating is our culture and identification as members of an oppressed minority. 4/20 isn’t just our “Stoner Holiday”, it’s also like our “Pride Parade”. It’s our stand against those who seek to keep us second-class citizens. It’s our rejection of being forced to hide in a smoky garage while our friends drink beer openly in almost every public accommodation. It’s our fellowship in shared traditions borne of outlaw status, like taking a furtive toke in a bathroom, blowing smoke through the ventilation fan, using eyedrops and Febreze and a lighted match to disguise the evidence of our “criminal” acts. It’s a collective rememberance of our friends and family who lost anything from a job or scholarship to their freedom or their life because nature’s most human-beneficial plant is banned.
 
As I was finishing up my preparations for my 4/20 presentations tomorrow, I received the embedded picture above from a friend. It is from the Facebook account of Christine Tatum. She is a journalist and anti-pot crusader who I’ve mocked in the past for her over-the-top reefer madness. But this post, on 4/20, blaming marijuana for two young men’s destructive lunacy, moves her from the “mocking” column to “righteous indignation” column on my “To Do” list.
 
Let’s see, there are 26.1 million annual tokers, 17 million monthly tokers, and 2 million daily tokers in America. Two of them are alleged terrorists. That’s literally, at best, a one-in-a-million risk.
 

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Annual deaths from...

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, April, 11th 2013 by THCFinder


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The failed war on Drugs

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, April, 11th 2013 by THCFinder


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The weed business is here to stay

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, April, 10th 2013 by THCFinder

“The extreme popularity of marijuana is attributed to its minimal toxicity, pleasant effects, and extremely wide range of therapeutic uses, with over 300 of them reported,” says NORML, one of the grassroots legalization organizations. With such great benefits, the weed business is definitely here to stay.

 

Marijuana is natural, helpful and can even be produced in one’s own backyard. Is it any wonder then that flocks of people are turning to medical marijuana for relief instead of pharmaceuticals that have proven to cause more harm than good? With more and more people realizing its therapeutic benefits and not enough knowing how to harvest its great potential, an extremely lucrative industry has spawned.

 

People Running to become Medical Marijuana Patients

 

Chronic pain is the number one medical reason accounting for the majority of all cannabis patient recommendations. Studies from numerous sources have shown that marijuana is especially effective for neuropathic pain, a condition that afflicts 7 to 8 percent of the population.

 

Patients who use cannabis to mitigate pain commonly report a significant reduction in their usage of other medications, especially prescription opiates which many complain cause negative side effects.

 

There is now close to 1 million medical marijuana patients in California alone, which is 3 percent of the entire state’s population, estimates NORML.

 

This is an exponential increase from earlier years, 75,000 in 2004, 150,000 in 2005, and 275,000 in 2007. Because California’s law is older and has more liberal criteria, patient figures there are likely to be much higher than reported figures, states NORML. Patients have been doubling almost every year, and this is in line with patient figures in other comparable states that offer wide access to medical cannabis clinics and dispensaries.

 

Patients Demand Safe Access

 

Patients demand safe and legal access to cannabis. With patient demand growing far quicker than the amount of dispensaries that can keep up with it, patients fear they may have to go the black market to get the medication they need. Dispensaries provide a much needed service in protecting patients and their rights to safe and legal access.

 

Dispensaries also provide numerous different types of marijuana, all used to treat various ailments. A patient can go inside a dispensary and choose up to a hundred different types. There are also edibles, tinctures, sprays, and several more methods of ingesting marijuana and knowledgeable people there to educate them. There is no way a new patient could do this on his own.

 

A dispensary provides medication 24/7 and the patient does not have to worry about using alternative means of procuring what they need in an unsafe manner. Most dispensaries have the latest technology, cameras, security measures and even security guards. Patients can feel safe in having a choice of readily and widely available medication by visiting a dispensary.

 

An Example From Colorado

 

Ron Hyman, the state’s registrar of vital statistics, knows that the influx of medical marijuana applications his office receives daily has to cease eventually. Last month his office received over 100,000 applications to start a dispensary, over 99 percent of which were denied because they were filled out incorrectly. “We are aware of people moving to Colorado because of this,” he says.

 

Ever optimistic, Hyman looks forward to the day when his office’s storage closets will finally be free of dispensary applications for the weed business. “That will be a day to celebrate,” he says. And he’s sure it’s coming. After all, he repeats, “There’s only five million people in the state,” and sooner or later people will figure out how to fill them out correctly.

 

Learn more from the free guide at www.start-a-dispensary.com


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