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Pot-smoking moms tired of being judged by wine drinkers

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, July, 16th 2012 by THCFinder
Every night, Margaret’s two boys fly into the house after sports practice and flip on the TV, while she races to the kitchen to get dinner cooking. “It’s that tedious witching hour when I feel incredibly frazzled,” says the Tennessee singer/songwriter mom of a 6- and an 8-year-old. But instead of pouring herself a glass or two of merlot, she heads to the standalone garage next to their house for a few puffs of Humboldt Kush, one of the four strains of pot she smokes seven days a week.
 
The drug helps her keep focus on the giant statue of popsicle sticks she’s building with her kids and relaxes her so she can get through the rest of the night without stressing. “It can make folding a pile of laundry fun,” says Margaret, 45, who asked that we not use her last name for fear of getting in trouble with the law. “If I didn’t smoke, that’d be three piles later in the week.”
 
Still, she doesn’t flaunt her marijuana use. Her sons aren’t allowed to go into the room where she keeps the drugs locked up, and she hides it from other moms who would keep their kids away if they knew she smoked pot.
“Being judged for doing something nontoxic and totally organic, enjoying a god-given plant, by moms who suck back two bottles of Chardonnay like sports drinks feels like s---,” complains Margaret. “Any hypocrisy is hard to swallow. A drunk mother is pathetic and I often leave parties when I experience other mothers tying one on.”
 
Margaret isn’t the only pot-smoking mom tired of being judged by moms who religiously drink glasses of wine or “mommy juice.” Recently, one mom stirred up some controversy when she admitted to parenting while stoned in an essay on Jezebel.com. Today, the group Moms for Marijuana International has more than 18,000 likes on Facebook.
 

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Blunts or Joints???

Category: Culture | Posted on Sun, July, 15th 2012 by THCFinder

 


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Time for a Joint?

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, July, 12th 2012 by THCFinder


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Blunt Time

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, July, 11th 2012 by THCFinder


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Alcohol, Not Marijuana, A Gateway Drug

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, July, 11th 2012 by THCFinder
While it may not settle the debate over how drug use begins, researchers found that alcohol, not marijuana, is the gateway drug that leads teens down the path of hard drug use, according to a new study that will be published in the August edition of the Journal of School Health.
 
"By recognizing the important predictive role of alcohol and delaying initiation of alcohol use, school officials and public health leaders can positively impact the progression of substance use," Adam Barry, study author and an assistant professor at the University of Florida, said in a statement.
 
Researchers looked at data from over 14,500 students from 120 public and private schools in the United States to evaluate whether students had used any of 11 substances, including alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, amphetamines, tranquilizers and other narcotics. They found that more often than not, alcohol was the first substance students tried before moving on to other drugs.
 
"I am confident in our findings and the clear implications they have for school-based prevention programs. By delaying and/or preventing the use of alcohol, these programs can indirectly reduce the rate of use of other substances," Barry said in a statement.
 
Alcohol was also the most commonly used substance, according to the study. More than 70 percent of students reported using alcohol at some point during their lifetime, compared to only 45 percent who reported using tobacco and 43 percent who used marijuana.
 

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A Phoenix Tears Story

Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, July, 10th 2012 by THCFinder

The story of Rick Simpson is well-known among many in the cannabis community, but his story and what he did needs to be known by everyone.

 

Run out of Canada by law enforcement because he grew marijuana, Rick Simpson made hemp oil and cured many people with cancer with the oil, as evidenced by dozens of testimonials like the one below.

 

“On November 25th, 2009,” Rick says on his website (http://phoenixtears.ca), “one day before I was crowned the Freedom Fighter of the Year at the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, I received word that I have been raided again by the RCMP. I contacted Tim Hunter at the Amherst detachment and asked if I was being charged. Of course, he refused to give me straight answer. All he would say was that the RCMP wanted to talk to me.

 

“After openly growing hemp in my backyard this past summer and announcing this fact to the public on Tom Young´s open line talk show in June, how could the RCMP not be aware of my activities? The truth is they knew exactly what I was doing. RCMP officers were even sending people that needed help to me. I can only surmise that the purpose of this raid was to keep me from returning to Canada.”

 

So Rick is exiled for being a healer. Spread the word about hemp oil.

 

 

 


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