Australian Marijuana Has The Highest Levels Of THC...We call BullSh*t
We have worked with dozens of labs across the country who test Cannabis on a daily basis and we have never seen one test every reach 40% THC or higher from the actual buds. Concentrates are a whole other category but for the flower itself it's extremely rare to even seen above 30% THC for flowers. Someone is making these numbers up or using equipment that has not been properly calibrated and cleaned. What we have found is most strain test in the 13% - 15% on average with some high end strains in the 20's and rarely anything in the upper 20's let alone 30's for the THC% unless it's a form of concentrate being hash, wax, oil etc... So with that being said we are calling shenanigans!!! We would love to see these "test results" that produced a 40% THC level but I doubt those will ever come to light.
Marijuana's strength is measured by its THC content, the drug's active ingredient. The level of THC has been steadily increasing in marijuana over the past 10 years. Data indicates that in America, marijuana contained an average of three percent THC in 1993, while in 2008 THC levels nearly tripled to nine percent. However, this isn't even close to the THC levels in Austrailia.
A new study by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre indicates that Australian marijuana is by far the strongest in the world. In measures of THC content, much of the marijuana seized from people on the streets there contains an average of 15 percent THC, and can go as high as 40 percent THC.
This study provides the first comprehensive Australian data on street-level cannabis potency, through analysis of cannabis seizures obtained from New South Wales (NSW), Australia's most populous state.
The use of such high levels of THC can force users to suffer serious adverse events. These events include seizures, dependence, and even anxiety. In fact, the use of marijuana with such high THC levels ends up undoing the drug's "therapeutic" effects.
Researchers were interested in where the Australian marijuana was grown, as location may have an effect on THC content. They found that regardless of indoor or outdoor cultivation, the marijuana coming from Australia's NSW region tended to have levels of THC that were out of control.
Read more: http://www.medicaldaily.com
Mail-order marijuana operation busted
SACRAMENTO, California (KCRA) -- Postal inspectors have busted a marijuana mail-order operation in the Sacramento region, according to court documents uncovered Wednesday.
A federal criminal complaint revealed that postal inspectors found more than 400 Express Mail packages -- with money inside -- sent from 16 states to the Sacramento area.
The complaint indicates these packages were part of a large drug-trafficking operation that shipped marijuana out of California.
Two people were arrested in connection with the operation: Matthew Gillum, of Loomis, and Jolene Chan, of Roseville.
Gillum and Chan face charges of marijuana distribution, the unlawful use of mail, and avoiding currency transaction reporting.
Read more: http://www.wcsh6.com
Pro-marijuana ads pulled from NASCAR's Brickyard 400
Maybe NASCAR and marijuana don’t mix, after all.
Under pressure from anti-drug groups, the company that owns the Jumbotron at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has pulled a pro-marijuana ad from this weekend’s Brickyard 400 NASCAR race.
The ad, which extols marijuana as being "less harmful than alcohol," was produced by the Marijuana Policy Project and had been scheduled to air dozens of times from Friday through Sunday on the Jumbotron
The ad targeted beer drinkers, claiming that marijuana is not as fattening or dangerous as alcohol.
"Our goal is to make this weekend's event as educational as it will be enjoyable," Mason Tvert, director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, said in a statement. "We simply want those adults who will be enjoying a beer or two at the race this weekend to think about the fact that marijuana is an objectively less harmful product.”
After the Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. found out about the ad, they complained to Grazie Media, the company that owns the large screen located at the entrance to the raceway, who announced on Friday that they were pulling the spot.
"Grazie Media does not, in any way, shape or form, support the use of marijuana nor the promotion of illegal drugs at a family event," Vanessa Wojtala, CEO and director of programming at Grazie Media, said in a statement.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com
Pro-marijuana ad to appear outside big NASCAR race
Category: News | Posted on Fri, July, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
Fans attending a major NASCAR race this weekend will see a most unlikely video posted on a giant video screen shortly before entering the track: a pro-marijuana legalization ad.
Outside the NASCAR Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, the same track that hosts the famed Indianapolis 500, Marijuana Policy Project, the nation's largest pro-marijuana legalization advocacy group, has purchased space to air – dozens of times over the weekend – a video that pushes the theme that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol.
It marks the first time a pro-marijuana legalization ad will appear so close to an entrance gate of a major sporting event. The Brickyard 400, in its 20th year, is regarded as one of NASCAR's biggest races.
But the video ad isn't just pro-marijuana. While it's made to look like a beer ad, its tone sounds anti-alcohol. Unlike beer, a narrator in the video says, marijuana has "no calories," "no hangovers" and, the ad says, "it's not linked to violence or reckless behavior."
The video ends with this tagline: "Less harmful than alcohol, and time to treat it that way."
NASCAR has no affiliation with the advertiser or the company selling the inventory, and the ad will not appear anywhere on track property. NASCAR executives declined to comment.
Read more: http://www.usatoday.com
Weed World vans give out marijuana-flavored candies
Category: News | Posted on Thu, July, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
The Dro-man -- the only name he would give Fox 5 -- distributes an assortment of different marijuana-flavored candies from the back of a van.
And he seemed unaware of why that job-description might not scream "legitimacy" to passers-by.
Dro-man avoided telling us if his lollipops contained enough THC to actually get suckers high.
"It's barely legal," he said.
In other words, if this vehicle passes you on the street no need to call the cops.
"Nah, you wouldn't get in trouble for messing around with a pop," Dro said.
The Dro-man said his nationwide fleet of vehicles -- a dozen in New York -- serves the joint purpose of blazing around the country to campaign for the legalization of cannabis.
"Bring about marijuana awareness," he said.
And so, while the weed-wagons may not keep a low-profile, not even ice-cream trucks stay as chill.
Cannabis plants spring up all over German town after campaigners plant thousands of seeds
Category: News | Posted on Tue, July, 23rd 2013 by THCFinder
Cannabis plants are sprouting up all over a German town after pro-marijuana supporters planted tens of thousands of seeds last month.
Supporters of the group A Few Autonomous Flower Children spread several kilograms of seeds around the university town of Gottingen last month.
They say they are protesting its 'demonisation' in Germany's 'restrictive drug laws'
Scores of the plants have sprouted all over the town this week to the fury of the local police and council.
A website shows dozens of photos of the cannabis plants blooming in public parks, allotments, gardens and window boxes all over town - with some even growing outside the local police station.
Police have been ripping out the illegal plants on sight but the sheer number of blossoming plants became noticeable in the past week.
A police spokesman said 70 plants had been removed so far - including the ones outside the police station - adding: 'Everything that looks like cannabis is torn out.'
She confirmed that officers were expecting to see a huge rise in the number of cannabis plants in public areas, adding: 'Officers have been told to be vigilant and destroy any plants they see.'
A spokesman for A Few Autonomous Flower Children said: 'We can't set eyes on this useful and beautiful plant because it's absolutely forbidden in Germany to grow it.'
She added: 'This action is a big deal - people (from A Few Autonomous Flower Children) really put effort into it.'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
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