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Five Steps To Increase Your Marijuana Garden Yields

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, October, 13th 2013 by THCFinder
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Many of you marijuana growers have probably heard the term “ScrOG” before. Much like many growing techniques, scrogging marijuana strives to make the process a little bit easier and a lot more beneficial. The term “ScrOG” is an abbreviation of “Screen of Green.” The idea behind the scrog method is to optimize your lights and to bring lower buds up to the top of the canopy where they could produce higher yields. It’s a method that has been around for a while (prior to high-intensity discharge—HID—lamps) and has been used effectively, even with basic fluorescent lights. Here’s how to do it;
 
1. Place a screen at 20 to 25 inches from the pots
2. Cut off the top cola of each plant
3. Prune bottom branches when top hits the screen
4. Force into flowering 2 days after pruning bottom
5. Attach all branches horizontally to the screen
 
Perhaps the most important thing to have with a scrog setup is a screen (generally some kind of wire or even a tight rope). A sturdy screen that can hold back the top canopy and has 2-inch by 2-inch squares built in will certainly be adequate. Screens are also the most important aspects of scrogging. You are effectively “training” the marijuana plants to grow in your desired direction without having to do anything harsh that could affect growth adversely. The distance between pots and the screen should be 20 to 25 inches
 
This is particularly useful for individuals who either have limited vertical space or limited light emission. Having a screen over the top of the plants, keeps them lower, but it also allows the light to concentrate more evenly on each of the plants. In addition, horizontal growth will still produce useful plants in the long run.
 
A Method to the Madness
 
But, the scrogging method isn’t all about setting up a screen and watching your marijuana grow. Although very little work is involved in general, you will still need to take great care if you want to scrog correctly.
 

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Should Any "Medibles" Be Off-Limits to Medical-Marijuana Users?

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, October, 12th 2013 by THCFinder
mmj-edibles-off-limits-or-good-to-goIn this week's cover story, Ray Stern reports on certain preparations of marijuana that some prosecutors think is still illegal for dispensaries and medical-marijuana users.
 
It seems strange, since the voter-approved Medical Marijuana Act allows patients to possess marijuana buds and "any mixture or preparation thereof."
 
Some Debbie Downers, however, are pointing to an archaic law they say makes some preparations of marijuana illegal.
 
From Stern's story:
In 2011, though, cops and prosecutors took another look at the Arizona criminal code and found a loophole for themselves: Another statute, this one decades old, defines a "narcotic" called "cannabis" as the "resin extracted" from any part of the plant and "every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such resin of tetrahydrocannabinol [THC]."
 
It's an inaccurate definition, experts agree. For one thing, where it says "cannabis," it probably meant "hashish." Regardless, the new law seems to allow extracts with its "any mixture or preparation thereof" clause and arguably should trump the old law.
With direction from the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Phoenix police confirmed yesterday that they're prepared to use a crime lab to test "medibles" to see if they have any of this allegedly illegal resin in there, Stern reported yesterday.
 
It seems pretty clear from the Medical Marijuana Act that "any mixture or preparation thereof" means, you know, any mixture or preparation thereof.
 
What do you think? Should any type of "medible" product be off-limits to patients or producers?
 

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Strain Review; Querkle

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, October, 12th 2013 by THCFinder
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Querkle is one of those strains that you want before bed... Or if you plan on spending all day on the couch, watching cartoons in your pajamas. This strain is 80% Indica so don't be planning anything big after you smoke a big joint of this. It's a super euphoric high that is incredibly good at relieving stress for patients. Querkle is also good for patients in pain.
 
With it's fruity grape and berry taste and very smooth inhale, this strain is sure to impress anyone who tries it. Don't be fooled by the spoiled cheese smell that comes from the bud after curing. I warn you, this stuff really stinks, or at least the Querkle I had did. Although the bad smell may be deterring, I promise that you'll enjoy how smooth this weed is. No matter what piece you're smoking this out of, this strain goes down smoother than honey.
 
I highly recommend the Querkle strain to patients. I promise that you'll enjoy it. The orange hairs are a sight for sore eyes and are abundant on these fluffy buds. As for what this strain is best for, pain and stress. Highly recommended after a long day of hard work or after that first snowboarding session of the year. As I said before, it's not a highly recommended wake and bake strain. Enjoy your couch lock after you take a few hits of some of the worst smelling, best tasting weed ever.

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New Study Finds THC Can Treat Parkinson's Disease

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, October, 12th 2013 by THCFinder
thc-can-treat-parkinsonsAccording to a study being published in next month’s issue of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, and published online early by the National Institute of health, has found that THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) can treat Parkinson’s disease.
 
According to the study’s introduction; “Cannabinoids such as Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) are neuroprotective in animal and cell culture models of Parkinson’s disease (PD). In a PD cell culture model we recently demonstrated that Δ9-THC is neuroprotective through activation of the nuclear receptor peroxisomal proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ)”.
 
Researchers, while studying the effects of THC on these cell-culture models of Parkinson’s disease, found that; “Δ9-THC resulted in significant inhibition of MPP+ induced oxidative stress”. They conclude that; “Δ9-THC induces PPARγ dependent mitochondrial biogenesis, a mechanism that may be beneficial for the treatment of PD.”
 
The study was conducted by researchers at the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.
 

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Strain Review; GSC

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, October, 11th 2013 by THCFinder
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I've never seen a strain blow up so quickly in the Instagram weed community as the Girl Scout Cookies strain. It's funny because when talking about it, there are still some people who don't know that it's weed. My boyfriend listened to me talk about this strain nonstop for days and probably had the suspicion that I might've been pregnant until saw a picture and realized that no, it's not cookies I'm after. It's this incredible strain of bud.
 
Girl Scout Cookies was bred by the Hemp Center and is a mix between OG Kush, Cherry Kush, and Durban Poison. Basically, this means that it tastes like cotton candy. It's a very sweet strain that patients love. THC in this awesome strain can reach up to 23%. It's powerful and smooth, with an absolutely beautiful appearance that's sure to have you drooling.
 
Since this strain is pretty strong, I must say that first time smokers shouldn't smoke too much of this the first time. But for the seasoned stoners, get this strain immediately. Seriously, stop reading and find a dispensary near you and go get it. Get stoned off of it and then come back and keep reading!
 
See more strains here: http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/

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THCFinder's Strain Section

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, October, 10th 2013 by THCFinder
THCFinder is designed to help you find the highest quality medicine that is available in your area. By providing in depth details about strains and dispensaries, the website is meant to benefit the patients in the best way possible. It's a user friendly site, interesting, and well put together. The goal is to help you find the best medicine available.
 
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While the site locates dispensaries in all medical states, the best part is the strain section. Every marijuana strain has different properties so knowing which one you can use to combat your particular illness is important. The THCFinder website has an entire section dedicated to explaining what strains are the best for pain, stress, nausea, and the shakes. By using the database that we provide, you can walk in to a dispensary and know exactly what you need to feel better.
 
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The strain section of our website provides a nice over view of all of the strains we could think of... And then some! Each strain has it's own page, complete with photos, a description, and a rating on the five star scale. Not only that but the page also says the negative effects associated with the strains as well, which in most cases is an extreme case of cotton mouth! Patients can even leave reviews of the strains after they've tried them. This allows future patients to read what their peers think, always a good thing when buying medicine. What better way to know how it works then from the people who use it? 
 
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We hope that by giving out this information, we can make your smoking life a little bit easier. It saves you time and the sometimes stressful situation of picking out strains. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of weed strains and every strain is completely different. Whether you need a strain that calms down anxiety or something to help you sleep at night, THCFinder is here to help.
 
Check out the Strain section here: http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/

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