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I (Ryan) filmed this at NORMLCON 2011 in Denver, Colorado.
Ziggy and his band played about 8 songs after Friday's Dinner on 4-20 weekend.
Could the chemicals found in marijuana prevent and even heal several deadly cancers? Discover the truth about this ancient medicine as world-renowned scientists in the field of cannabinoid research illustrate their truly mind-blowing discoveries.
What if Cannabis Cured Cancer explains how we are all born with a form of marijuana already in our bodies, and when pot is consumed, the endocannabinoids inside us, along with any cannabinoids we ingest, fit together like a key in a lock.
Thereby promoting the death of cancer cells without harming the body's healthy cells. A powerful and eye-opening film about the future of cannabis, and perhaps even the future of medicine.
What If Cannabis Cured Cancer summarizes the remarkable research findings of recent years about the cancer-protective effects of novel compounds in marijuana and brings to light a host of recent findings that have potentially game-changing implications for the future of marijuana as a medicine. Narrated by Emmy-winning actor Peter Coyote.
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Make it Legal Bands was started in December 2010. Their Bands are made of recycled materials and made by an American based company.
A portion of our proceeds will be going to research. Right now Make It Legal Bands has decided to donate to The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation.
They believe that marijuana is a safer alternative to alcohol and most prescription drugs. Legalizing it would also help boost the economy and create jobs in our troubled times.
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Marijuana for Nonsmokers: Mastering the Cannabis Culinary Arts
Learn 2 quick, easy, and effective recipes for cooking with cannabis.
Not everyone who uses cannabis enjoys the process of inhaling thick, tar-filled smoke into their lungs. While there has never been a medical link established between cannabis smoke and lung cancer or emphysema--as there has been with tobacco smoke--it can cause bronchitis and other breathing difficulties in some people. Luckily, there is an array of alternative methods for ingesting cannabis.
The price of cannabis edibles at the local medical marijuana dispensaries may seem a bit high for some people, ranging between $5-$10 for a single cookie or brownie, and this could be a problem for low-income patients who rely on these edibles as an essential medication.
However, cooking with cannabis yourself is easy and much cheaper. I'll provide two simple recipes here; one for making an all-purpose butter that can be added to any other recipe--for those who enjoy creative gourmet cooking--and another for quickly making an effective, high-orbit cannabis cookie in under 30 minutes.
All-Purpose Cannabis Butter
*1 cube of butter or margarine.
*1 or 2 cups of finely crushed cannabis leaf, or 1/4 to 1/2 of an ounce of finely crushed cannabis buds.
*Melt the cube of butter in a skillet.
*Slowly mix the cannabis leaf into the melted butter, at the very lowest possible "simmering" setting on your stove. Be extremely careful not to burn the plant matter!
*Add a small amount of water to keep the mixture from sticking, but no more than a few tablespoons.
*Cover the skillet, but be sure to repeatedly stir the mixture, and continuously check it, to make sure that it doesn't burn.
*Cook for at least 40 minutes. The longer you cook it, the stronger it becomes, for up to about 12 hours.
*After cooking, then let it cool. This butter is highly psychoactive and can be added to any recipe that you like.
Magic Peanut Butter Treats
*1 big scoop of peanut butter
*1 ounce of finely crushed cannabis leaf, or 1/4 to 1/2 of an ounce of finely crushed cannabis buds.
*A dozen stoned wheat crackers
*Raisins or chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 290 degrees. Mix the ground cannabis leaf thoroughly with the peanut butter, until it is thick and green, and spread this paste evenly onto the crackers. Lay out the crackers on a cookie sheet, and place this into the oven for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Add raisins or chocolate chips on the top, if you like, and enjoy.
Sometimes 420 is the only answer worth giving!
Very Happy guy get's on Price Is Right and bids 420 on everything
Kestrel, The First Road Ready Car Built Out Of Hemp!
Marijuana's fibrous cousin hemp has a long history with auto makers. in 1941 Henry Ford unveiled a car body made primarily out of organic fibers, hemp included.
Seventy years later, the world's first production-ready biocomposite electric car-with hemp as the "bio"-will finally hit the streets.
'As a structural material, hemp is about the best.' - Nathan Armstrong, Motive Industries Inc.
The Kestrel, a three-door hatchback, is made of a "hemp composite as strong as the fiberglass in boats, yet incredibly lightweight," A comparably sized Ford Fusion weighs 3,720 pounds, the Kestrel will be just 2,500 pounds with the battery. This may mean a fuel-efficiency increase of 25 to 30 percent.The hemp makes the biocomposite's flexibility similar to the carbon fiber used in racecars.
The Kestrel cars will be built with the help of polytechnic schools in Alberta, Quebec and Toronto. The hemp is being grown in Vegreville, Alta. It will be powered by a motor made by Boucherville, Que.-based TM4 Electrodynamic Systems.
"Plus, it's illegal to grow it in the U.S., so it actually gives Canada a bit of a market advantage," Armstrong added. The U.S. does allow the import of processed hemp.
Kestrel Specifications: From Motive Industries
Architecture: Compact 4 passengers, 3 doors
Drive train: Electric, single speed
Vehicle weight: 850kg
Top speed: 135 km/h
Sources: Popular Science CBC
The Seattle Times is calling for the Washington Legislature to legalize marijuana. In an editorial for Sunday's editions, the newspaper says the time has come for the states to lead a push against federal prohibition. The editorial was posted Friday on The Times' website. (The Seattle Times is the largest daily newspaper in Washington state.)
The newspaper endorses state House Bill 1550, which would legalize marijuana and sell it through state liquor stores to customers over 21 who consume it in private. Times Editorial Page Editor and Associate Publisher Ryan Blethen says the newspaper understands that "a good number of citizens may disagree with our call on this."
The Times editorial board says the prohibition of marijuana has not worked and wastes the resources of the police, the courts and the jails. The editorial suggests it is better to legalize pot, regulate it and tax it.
"MARIJUANA prohibition is more than a practical failure; it has been a misuse of both taxpayer dollars and the government's authority over the people."
"It is critical that we get these details right. Ending marijuana prohibition isn't a panacea, but it's a necessary step in the right direction, and the specifics of a rational regulatory system for marijuana are important."
"Ending marijuana prohibition is pro-law enforcement because it would enhance the legitimacy of our laws and law enforcement. As Albert Einstein said of Prohibition in 1921, "Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced."
"Even if marijuana remains illegal under federal law, it is still time for Washington state to act. As with alcohol prohibition, collective action by the states will help us end the federal marijuana prohibition and transition to a rational and functional system for regulating and taxing marijuana. The state of Washington should not use the continued existence of the federal prohibition as an excuse for leaving our misguided and wasteful state prohibition system in place." Source: Seattle Times and The Seattle Times Editorial
My name is Peter Davy and I am 51 years old. I am a Medical Cannabis user and have had cancer for 10 years. My partner has advanced Multiple Sclerosis and I am her 24-hour caregiver. She is dying and will die without me.
I have cultivated cannabis for medical purposes and extensively researched the breeding of rare cannabis strains for these specific medical conditions. On February 15th, 2011 I pleaded guilty in Timaru Court (New Zealand) to cultivation of cannabis and associated charges. The judge told me to expect a prison sentence on March 16th when I go up for sentencing
I want to make it clear that I will be going on a hunger strike the moment I am given a prison sentence and I absolutely do not want to be force fed under any circumstances. I will also be refusing all cancer medication. I am 100% committed to continuing with a hunger strike until I am dead. This is about Medical Marijuana, a police force that continually lies to make themselves look good, and the complete lack of empathy and compassion in our present justice system.. See Peter's Site for more info.
The IRS is auditing marijuana dispensaries in California, and advocates have called for a change in federal laws.
The sale of medical marijuana is legal under state law, but illegal under federal law, and cannabis collectives say there is a problem because of the way they are being treated by the IRS.
Tax code 280-E does not allow drug trafficking organizations to deduct business expenses.
"If 280-E were applied strictly, we would not be allowed to deduct our rent, our payroll or any of the other normal and usual expenses that other businesses deduct," said Steve DeAngelo, Harborside Health Center.
Attorney Henry Wykowski is representing various dispensaries that are being audited, and he said 280-E was created in the 80s to go after drug lords, and it should be updated.
"What the California dispensaries are engaged in is not trafficking," Wykowski said. "They're engaged in a legal activity that benefits their patients."
Several members of congress have drafted a letter to the IRS, asking it to allow dispensaries to deduct business expenses and not treat the organizations as drug traffickers.
"I hope that what's going on is that the IRS is making a good faith attempt to understand our industry and to tax us like any other businesses would be taxed," DeAngelo said. "And I'm in support of that. We want to pay our fair share of taxes." Read the full story on THC Finder
WHY ARE SO MANY PROFESSIONAL WOMEN SMOKING WEED??? Video from the Today Show.
They've got killer careers and enviable social lives. They're also major potheads. Why are so many smart, successful women lighting up in their off-hours? and what are they putting on the line?
"I hate the term pothead-it connotes that I'm high 24/7, which I'm not," Pelham says, wincing. "I don't need it to get through my day. I just enjoy it when my day is over." Her nightly ritual costs only $50 a month, a pittance compared with the cost of her monthly gym membership or a Saturday night out with her fiancé, an investment banker, who occasionally smokes with her. At 5'4", slim and athletic-she ran three miles a day while in law school-Pelham insists that pot is the ideal antidote to a hairy workday: It never induces a post-happy-hour hangover and, unlike the Xanax a doctor once prescribed for her anxiety, never leaves her groggy or numb. "Look, every female attorney I know has some vice or another," Pelham shrugs, tucking her long brown hair behind her ears, her 3-carat cushion-cut engagement ring catching the light. "It's really not a big deal."
Most of us know someone like Jennifer Pelham, a balls-to-the-wall career animal whose idea of decompressing after a grueling day isn't a glass of Chardonnay but a toke (or three) of marijuana-not just every now and again, but on a regular basis-the type who stashes a pack of E-Z Wider rolling paper in the silverware drawer or keeps a pipe at the ready next to a pile of bills. According to a recent study by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an estimated 8 million American women smoked up in the past year-a lowball figure that reflects only those willing to cop to it. Among them is the upper-middle-class Pottery Barn set: One in five women who admitted to indulging in the previous month lives in a household earning more than $75,000 a year. They cut a wide swath across the professional spectrum, including lawyers, editors, insurance agents, TV producers, and financial biggies, looking nothing like the blotto hippie teens of Dazed and Confused or the unemployed, out-of-shape schlubsters who are a staple of the Judd Apatow canon. By all outward appearances, they are card-carrying, type A workaholics who just happen to prefer kicking back with a blunt instead of a bottle.
"I love to have a glass of wine now and again, but going out and downing sugary cocktails isn't fun for me. And drinking is so much more expensive," says Debbie Schwartz, a 28-year-old reality-show production manager who recently moved to New York from Los Angeles. Her job is relentless-15-hour days spent coordinating a million moving pieces, managing expenses, setting production schedules, and mollifying gimme-gimme talent. Her company just slashed her budget in half, which has left Schwartz scrambling to cut costs so that she won't have to lay off employees. After work, she can't think of anything she'd rather not do than throw on a pair of heels and some makeup to hit the local bars. "I'll go to the gym for an hour, then come back home and smoke a joint while I listen to jazz and read a book-I just finished The Fountainhead. It's my moment for myself before I have to get up and do it all over again tomorrow. It's my bubble bath," Schwartz explains. She doesn't keep her illicit habit under wraps, either. There's no need, since several people in her office use the same "dealer"-a colleague who takes orders for their department.
If Schwartz's example proves anything, it's how ridiculously easy it is to procure pot these days. In some cities, it's as simple as ordering a pizza, delivered right to the door.
Sound reckless? Not when you consider that marijuana has already been decriminalized in 13 states. In cities like Boston and Denver, small-time pot busts are minor offenses on a par with parking violations; first-time offenders earn a token fine-$100 or so-and a talking-to from law enforcement. In California, where the distribution of marijuana for medicinal purposes was legalized in 1996, some 31,000 residents carry cards that make purchasing locally grown weed from any of the state's estimated 500 dispensaries as easy as filling a prescription at the local pharmacy. Abuse of the system is rife: "Everybody has a friend who has a card," says Gabrielle Doron, a 29-year-old L.A.-based event planner. "My friend will call me up and say, 'I'm going to the store, you want anything?' It's just not very hard to get."
Nor does getting high carry the same social stigma it did in the Reagan-era "Just Say No" heyday-back when smoking a joint was the de rigueur "special episode" of countless family-friendly sitcoms. "When I was in high school, there were certain behaviors associated with pot: promiscuity, not being career-minded, not wanting a relationship," says Schwartz. "My mom told me that people would lace pot with PCP and that I'd get hooked, or that I'd get the munchies and get fat." All baloney, Schwartz learned once she became a bona fide pothead eight years ago. She even managed to drop 25 pounds despite smoking regularly. Her secret: She eats a healthy meal right before she smokes, which seems to curb her appetite. "The munchies are absolutely something you don't have to get into," Schwartz maintains. "Of course, the desire to eat is always there. But even when I'm not smoking, I still want a cupcake."
Another myth debunked by pantsuit-clad pot lovers: that devotees hole up in their apartments in a thick cannabis stupor, blowing off friends and social commitments. "I almost never smoke alone," says 28-year-old Gina Bridges, a grants administrator for a Seattle-based nonprofit. Bridges sometimes hosts low-key dinner parties with her husband and friends, punctuated by dessert and bong hits. (She stopped smoking when she recently became pregnant.) "Alcohol makes you feel more social, but weed works in a different way. You're quieter, more contemplative. My friends and I get more in depth about specific issues," she says. What's more, Bridges says sex was much better when she was high, helping her to shed her inhibitions. "Sometimes I'd wonder, Am I doing the right thing? Am I getting him off? When I smoke, it's all about me. I'm not worried so much about what he's thinking. And it helps him enjoy it more, too, because I'm not psyching myself out," she says.
Last year, Rachel Murphy, a 36-year-old entertainment industry publicist in New York and mother of a toddler, temporarily gave up her nightly weed habit a week before taking a required urine test to secure a life-insurance policy. (She only smokes once her daughter is in bed.) Hours after the exam, she lit up. Two days later, the clinic called to say there was a glitch in the test (unrelated to drugs) and that she would have to retake it. "I was totally back on this bandwagon of smoking a lot, and I didn't want to be bothered to have to do this again," Murphy says. With three days until the test, she frantically called her cousin, an insurance agent herself, who advised Murphy to buy Ready Clean, a 16-ounce fruit punch that claims to flush out the THC in urine if ingested within 48 hours of a drug test. Rachel paid $50 and had the drink overnighted. "My husband was standing over me the morning of the test saying, 'Drink! Drink! Chug it!' I was like, 'I can't drink that fast.' He said, 'Rachel, this is serious shit. We need life insurance-we have a baby-and we can't get it because my wife smokes pot?'" One agonizing week later, Murphy got the word that she'd passed her urine test. Read the Full Article on Marie Claire
Because of $31 in marijuana sales, Patricia Marilyn Spottedcrow is now serving 10 years in prison, has been taken away from her four young children and husband, and has ended her work in nursing homes.
On Dec. 31, 2009, Spottedcrow and her mother, Delita Starr, 50, sold a "dime bag" of marijuana to a police informant at Starr's home in Kingfisher, court records state.
Two weeks later, the same informant returned and bought $20 of marijuana from Spottedcrow.
The two women were arrested for drug distribution and because Spottedcrow's children were in the home, an additional charge of possession of a dangerous substance in the presence of a minor was added.
Starr received a 30-year suspended sentence with no incarceration, but five years of drug and alcohol assessments. Spottedcrow was sentenced to 10 years in prison for distribution and two years for possession, to run concurrently. She will be up for parole in 2014. Starr claims the cases have been "blown out of proportion" by lawmen and criticizes the sentences as stiff. "It shocked me and we cried for days," she said. In addition, Starr was fined $8,600 and Spottedcrow $2,740.
When Spottedcrow was taken to jail after her sentencing, she had marijuana in her jacket. She pleaded guilty to that additional charge Jan. 24 and was sentenced to two years in prison and fined nearly $1,300. That sentence also will run concurrent with her other conviction. Spottedcrow has four children - ages 9, 4, 3 and 1 - and is determined to keep her 8-year, common-law marriage intact. "It's been really hard on my husband," she said. "I know a lot of things can happen, but he'll always have my back and be there."
"I missed my daughter's fourth birthday, and I'll miss her fifth one too. My other daughter just started talking, and I'm not there to hear her," Spottedcrow said. "My baby woke up ... and doesn't know where her mommy is. This is the hardest thing to do, and know I can't do anything about it. I just have to focus on myself and take it day-to-day and plan for going home. I will want to see my kids at some point. I'm trying to take this slow. I can't get depressed about it."
Oklahoma's two prisons for women - the maximum-security Mabel Bassett in McLoud and minimum-security Eddie Warrior in Taft - housed 2,622 prisoners last year. Of those, 48 percent are serving time for nonviolent drug offenses and 22 percent for other nonviolent offenses such as embezzlement and forgery. Of the 1,393 women received by Oklahoma prisons last year, 78 percent were identified by DOC as minimal public safety threats. Read the full story on NewsOk
The anthem for some of us stoners
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The Green House Seed Company is one of the most successful cannabis business in the world. Winner of many international awards (34 High times Cannabis Cups, numerous Highlife Cups, and many more private awards in many countries), it is leader in cannabis genetics. Arjan, owner and founder, has been acclaimed The King of Cannabis. He has always been committed to hunt, preserve and breed the best cannabis genetics in the world, and to ensure that the growers choose the best type of plant, based upon their location, logistics and personal knowledge. Thanks to a lifetime of travels dedicated to the cannabis plants, Arjan has been able to collect a huge database of real landraces from all over the world, and from those he created the plants that are now the most awarded in history.
Whether you are a first timer or an experienced grower, the first and most important distinction to be made is the choice between growing outdoor or indoor. Both offer advantages and disadvantages. Once the decision is made, it is important to get the right type of genetics for the purpose. Most cannabis plants can be grown indoor or outdoor, but the peculiar characteristics of each strain always guarantee best results in one of the two ways. The personal or commercial nature of the operation will always influence the choice of the genetics. Sativas are usually regarded as higher quality, while indica strains are faster and more commercial.
Between the over 20 strains now sold by the Green House Seed Company there are true indoor champions and true outdoor champions. The Himalaya Gold is one of the most recommended outdoor plants, because of its genetic resistance to cold nights, altitude, pests and diseases. The origin of the plant is from the Himalayan region, and it proved an incredibly versatile and adaptable strain. Another true outdoor champion is the Arjan's Haze #1, a cross of the G13 with the Laos that gives great production and unique sativa high. The Arjan's Haze #1 performs very well indoor, but outdoor the plants can grow to reach their development-peak and the maximum productivity. Moreover, solar light activates the production of a wider range of cannabinoids in the buds, guaranteeing a truly psychedelic effect.
On the indoor side, the best plants of the Green House Seed Company are King's Kush, K-Train, Trainwreck, Lemon Skunk, Cheese, Great White Shark, White Rhino, El Nino and White Widow. The last four of these strains belong to the "white" family and share a common genetic origin. They are shorter, bushier plants with great bud production and amazing resin production. The bouquet and taste vary considerably, as well as the effect. The White Rhino in particular is very suitable for sea of green systems, where the plants are kept very close to one another and flowered at an early stage. It has a sweet taste and a great narcotic effect that made it popular with MS patients and chronic pain patients. The Great White Shark and Trainwreck are very popular between indica lovers worldwide. Their yields are amazing and the buds rock-hard.
The Hawaiian Snow, the Strawberry Haze and the Neville's Haze are both outdoor or indoor plants, but are mostly grown indoor because of their longer flowering time. Sometimes these varieties are given 12 hours of light from the very beginning, to keep them short and to shorten the flowering time.
There are also plants that are very suitable for both indoor and outdoor conditions, such as the El Niño, the Church, the Big Bang and the Super Silver Haze. These strains will perform incredibly good both ways, with some differences in plant development and yield. The Super Silver Haze in particular can produce more when grown outdoor, as the plants can develop taller and stronger branches can sustain the heavy buds. The choice of the genetics remains one of the key factors in the success of every grower or breeder, and it is very important to acquire the most information before committing to the task.
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On Family Feud Steve Harvey asks the question...
Name something that gets passed around:
The answer in response was simply "A Joint"...
Which beat out the other answer which was "The collection plate at church"...
Which clearly shows how mainstream Marijuana is... Every day marijuana becomes more a part of the American mainstream.
Now they're even giggling about it on that iconic game show Family Feud.
Cannabis Cure's Podcast Episode 4 Download MP3 | Permalink Episdoe 3 "Prohibition: Whats The Harm? How to do your bit! #FREEMARCEMERY" of the Cannabis Cure UK Podcast! This show will bring you news updates from and about the Cannabis community within the United Kingdom and keeping up to date with activities across the rest of the globe!
Cannabis Cure's Podcast Episode 3 Download MP3 | Permalink Episdoe 3 "The Latest UK Reefer Madness, Shamanism & The BBC (who are full of suprises)" of the Cannabis Cure UK Podcast! This show will bring you news updates from and about the Cannabis community within the United Kingdom and keeping up to date with activities across the rest of the globe!
Inside America's Pot Industry America's marijuana industry is thriving and raking in what's estimated to be tens of billions of dollars nationwide.
This is a documentary called 'Marijuana Inc.' running on CNBC... it's sweet that the mainstream media is talking about marijuana in more positive ways. This was definitely not happening 10 or 15 years ago :]
While it may not be traded on Wall Street any time soon, marijuana has become a booming cash crop. CNBC's Trish Regan goes behind the scenes to explore the inner workings of this secretive industry, focusing on Northern California's "Emerald Triangle," now the marijuana capital of the U.S. In this scenic pocket of America, the pot business, much of it legal under state law, now makes up as much as two-thirds of the local economy.
Videos, Slideshows Polls, all sorts of info and discussion on the industry! Go CNBC CNBC - Marijuana Inc
The Union - The Business Behind Getting High - A very well built documentary about cannabis and drug prohibition. Does the drug prohibition work? Have a look and think for yourself. Professionals (lawyers, law-enforcers, teachers, scientists etc) speak out!
Ever wonder what British Columbia's most profitable industries are? Logging? Fishing? Tourism? Ever think to include marijuana? If you haven't, think again. No longer a hobby for the stereotypical hippie culture of the '60s, BC's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into an unstoppable business giant, dubbed by those involved as 'The Union'. Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually, The Union's roots stretch far and wide. With up to 85% of all 'BC Bud' being exported to the United States, the BC marijuana trade has become an international issue with consequences that extend far beyond our borders.
When record profits are to be made, who are the players, and when do their motives become questionable?
- Why is marijuana illegal?
- What health risks do we really face?
- Does prohibition work?
- What would happen if we taxed it?
- Medicine, paper, fuel, textiles, food, etc. Are we missing something?
Follow filmmaker Adam Scorgie as he dives head first into Canada's most socially acceptable illegal activity. Along the way, Adam demystifies the underground market and brings to light how such a large industry can function while remaining illegal. By interviewing experts from around the globe, including growers, clippers, police officers, criminologists, economists, medical doctors, politicians and pop culture icons, Scorgie examines the cause and effect nature of the business behind getting high. Nobody's innocent in this exploration of an industry that may be profiting more by being illegal. Join Adam Scorgie as he unravels the mystery of The Union.
Cannabis Chemistry - THC
Feb 9, 2011
Having a basic understanding of THC chemistry will allow you to make informed decisions when it comes to marijuana use and preparation. I decided to research tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on my own and explain the difference between THC and THC acid, including where you might find examples of each. Specifically, THC is a phytocannabinoid of which there are 8 main classes including CBD. The fragrant aroma of the trichomes, where resin is secreted containing the vast majority of the plant's THC production, is actually from terpenes in the resin. THC itself is practically odorless, for example, when using a vaporizer.
Let's review some high school chemistry. The chemically active parts of an atom are the positive proton nucleus and the negative electron cloud surrounding it. Think of atoms as magnetic billiard balls of different sizes and power of attraction and repulsion. Water, H2O, is a molecule of one oxygen atom with two hydrogen atoms. Oxygen has 8 protons while hydrogen has only 1. This means oxygen has a high electron affinity and pulls electrons towards it much more strongly than hydrogen. This is called a polar-covalent bond, where the electron cloud is unevenly distributed between the oxygen and hydrogen atoms in the molecule. The polarity of the water molecule creates all the unique properties of water like surface tension, freezing point, and solubility. Click to read more about the chemical properties of H2O.
THC is not soluble in water because it is an aromatic terpenoid. It's structure has carbon rings (on the left) and a hydrocarbon tail characteristic of fat molecules (on the right). Organic carbon fat molecules like THC has much lower polarity because electrons are shared more evenly among the carbon atoms. That is why THC gets absorbed by fatty tissue in the body or why cannabutter is so effective at dissolving THC. In chemistry, "like dissolves like". Fluid compounds with similar composition, structure and/or polarity will dissolve one into the other. Since water is polar, it doesn't dissolve THC. Just remember that THC is hydrophobic (water-fearing) and use safe solvents like alcohol or mechanical methods of THC extraction.
THC acid (THCA) or 11-nor-9-Carboxy-THC is a psychotropically inactive compound that the cannabis plant secretes. To chemically convert THCA to THC, THC is heated to about 106 degrees Celsius, or about 222 degrees Fahrenheit. This is achieved when we heat cannabis in joints, bongs and vaporizers. The heat will decarboxylate the THCA to produce carbon dioxide, water vapor and psychoactive THC.
When burning cannabis leaf, you will also get smoke from the plant material containing stuff that makes you cough. Cannabis smoke contains known carcinogens, but it also has cancer fighting molecules like cannabidiol. That is why studies have shown that even heavy cannabis users are not at higher risk for lung cancer. For more, read Cannabis smoking. Because of obvious legal restrictions, cannabis medical research has been suppressed, but exciting discoveries are being made. Next time I will focus on the CBD, another phytocannabinoid that has gotten a lot of attention recently.
Hillary Clinton: We Can't Legalize Drugs Because 'There Is Just Too Much Money in It'
OOPS! Did she say that out loud?!?!
In what will likely be seen as something of a Freudian slip by the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said recently in a Mexican news interview that the United States cannot legalize drugs as a means of fighting the black market because "there is just too much money in it."
Riki "Garfunkel" Lindhome and Kate "Oates" Micucci sing a song about getting a medical marijuana card in California.
Starting this Saturday, January 1, 2011, possession of up to an ounce of marijuana in California will be a less serious offense, similar to a parking ticket. The fine cannot be more than $100, considerably less than most speeding tickets or running a red light... Read the full story on "Toke of the Town".
Lil Wayne - 6 Foot 7 Foot [LIVE SNL Performance] [HD] ... See the video on "Lil Wayne's Facebook Page".
Featuring Snoop Dogg and Akon 6 million views!
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Looking to find the author of this picture. One of my friends posted it on his Facebook.
WeedTRACKER The best medical marijuana clubs are signed up for this site and they post their deals and online only specials frequently.
WeedTRACKER, is a large medical cannabis community online (club, collective and dispensary reviews, menus and discussion etc). They have everything the medical cannabis patient and user needs to be more educated about what medical cannabis is available at cannabis clubs, collectives and dispensaries in Alaska (AK) California (CA) Colorado (CO) Montana (MT) New Mexico (NM) Nevada (NV) Washington (WA) New Jersey (NJ) Arizona (AZ) Oregon (OR) Hawaii (HI) Rhode Island (RI) Maine (ME) Vermont (VT) and Michigan (MI). The community has a large collection of cannabis club, collective and dispensaries reviews by real patients and medical cannabis users. With a basis on forum discussion, the site acts as a bridge of communication between caregivers and patients. Our community is based on the exchange of information and opinions between all valid Medical Marijuana patients in the current 14 MMJ states.
Weed Maps Find a legal marijauna dispenser near you!
WeedMaps is a community where medical marijuana patients connect with other patients in their geographic region to freely discuss and review local cannabis co-operatives, dispensaries, medical doctors and delivery services!
Marijuana Reviews Honest and Accurate!
MarijuanaReviews.com is a website run by medical marijuana patients that provides "honest and accurate" reviews on different types of Marijuana and paraphenalia.
Medical Marijuana Bootcamp The Name Says It All!
Medical Marijuana Bootcamp is a youtube channel by Chubbs and Tang, LOTS of information.
Weed Porn To look at when you're stoned
WeedPorn is a new and improved version of the classic NugPorn site, just updated to include better community functionality and a better showcasing of Gil's amazing talents. Check back daily for updates!
highDEA highDEA (high idea) (hi-dee-uh) n.
highDEA - A unique idea or insight a person has while they are under the influence of cannabis that most likely would have not existed otherwise (like the one for this site). Submit your best ideas (while you are high) before you forget!
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What we need is not just a tally of those in the United States, we need a "Global Count". With 6.8 billion humans on the Earth (1.9 billion on the internet), it should be remarkably easy to get over fifty percent to vote , thus creating a world-wide marijuana concencus ... a "Global Count"
THC Jobs Real Marijuana Jobs All Over The World
THC Jobs connects passionate and talented people with companies and organizations in the marijuana industry. Browse THC Jobs, Post THC Jobs.
420 Friendly Rentals, Dispenseries, Employment, services, Delivery
Cannabis Cure's Electric Tuesday Stash NORML stoner friendly tunes
Peter Tosh (jazz mix)
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Cannabis Cures Crohns Pain In this Blog the crohn sufferer discusses everyday topics that he encounters, mostly to do with the blogger's Cannabis experience and anything to do with Crohn's Disease that the blogger finds interesting and that might possibly help others.as well as tells the personal story of the blogger living with crohns and how marijuana helps.
Cloud Lounging Open your mind to a completely different world where a person's creativity is put to the test,where criticism can affect an entire creation.A place where few are recognized.A world where a kid's christmas list consists of a pair of new jordans.A world where expression is put into different materials,where brands clash and wage war.This is the world of "FASHION"
The Khronnoisseur's Lounge Reviews on different strains of medical marijuana, cannabis articles and general marijuana related blogging.
BakedLyfe Living Life at the proper altitude.
CoralFish's Youtube Channel Coral Fish is a lover and a stoner. The lots of weed related videos here.
Speed of Cheeba Living the High Life - or- The Life of a POTHEAD . Welcome to a life dedicated to the enjoyment of Marijuana. The Blogger feels there is still a LOT of stigma related to marijuana, so the blogger's goal in writing this will be to enlighten people who otherwise may have a negative feeling toward our friend THC.
Weed Dude Just a Place for Marijuana related Photos Thoughts and News from a guy who hates tying his shoes.
Stoner Kitty Stoner Kitty is fantastic. Deep and profound. Straight forward and down to earth. Stoner Kitty has had some shit happen in life, so Stoner Kitty is good with advice. Stoner Kitty loves all things rainbow, kitties and mushrooms. Stoner Kitty smokes weed, but doesn't give a fuck what you say ;P
Passionate Ambition Simply put: The site is to appreciate the creative expression of others. This is not a blogger but is a blog that loves to see others share themselves through various entities. Do what you do and Passionate Ambition will definitely show you love.
Such a fucking lady. She's just your average teen girl stationed in VA. She's mixed. She doesn't attend school. She smokes, drinks, and thinks. She cuss alot. glowsticks & 9os cartoons make her smile. She wants to marry big sean or pharrell. She lives off of 50 bucks a month. She Owns a baby boy rabbit. She can be slick at the tongue. She daydreams more than anything. She doesn't have a lot of girl friends. She rolls everywhere with bros and niggas. she's met alot of celebs by accident. She's never been in love or had a bf. She's fuck up alot but never intentionally. She's young enough not to care. She's old enough to know.
Latoi - The Reckless Belle Call her LaLa
Search for the Holy Strain I am on a quest to find the best strain of medical marijuana that can be legally purchased at a marijuana dispensary in California. Reviews on medical marijuana strength, smoothness, high, length, and taste.
Kawphy Kannabis Candid views regarding medicinal cannabis The experiences of a medicinal cannabis user. Experiments & results, tools, good public data and other resources he find throughout his travels.
Weed and Kittens A Pop Culture Bong Hit Weed and kittens is a mixed format blog/vlog/podcast/etc. what's with the name, you ask? The Bloggers, Lexi and John love them both. can't really argue with that, can you?
Al The Stoner Where Al Talks About Pot.
Sarah Palin named "Misinformer of the Year" by MediaMatters, surprise? read the full story on Alternet
Miss Dro Cooks With Cannabis A Blog to to help you make your baked goods and other eateries as special as possible with trusted recipes that have been tested by yours truly with step by step pictures for insured proper instruction..For Legal Medical Marijuana Use Only.
Downtown Collective is the best medical marijuana collective in the world period IMHO. DTC has low prices and generous deals ALWAYS with discounts for all collective members and you can buy a gram of hash that is inexpensive and get another gram for half off! They have 5 gram eighths all day for different strains every week. The best strains are available in all forms of Cannabis except for amber glass and hash oil. Budtenders are very helpful and you can ask them a quick question in their busy day. You must have a California ID and Original Medical Recommendation with you at all times. Bring the full paperwork and not just the card the first time if you have it. Be ready to be metal detected by taking everything out of your pocket for the security guard. They have such good prices that there is almost always a long ass line there so expect to wait but it's worth it. Parking is limited. The neighboring businesses will tow if you park in the wrong place so make sure you know it's ok to park there. Ask someone.
Downtown Collective-1600 South Hill St., Unit D, Los Angeles, Ca., 90015 Phone: (213) 746-5420 Hours: 11a to 8p, 7 days
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Cannabis Cure's Podcast Episode 2 Download MP3 | Permalink Episdoe 2 "Guinea Pigs, Your Freedom & Broken Promises" of the Cannabis Cure UK Podcast! This show will bring you news updates from and about the Cannabis community within the United Kingdom and keeping up to date with activities across the rest of the globe!
Cannabis Cure's Podcast Episode 1 Download MP3 | Permalink Episdoe 1 "An Intro - CannabisCureUK. What Strain? Jack Herer" of the Cannabis Cure UK Podcast! This show will bring you news updates from and about the Cannabis community within the United Kingdom and keeping up to date with activities across the rest of the globe!
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Marijuana, The People Who Smoke It and Why.
Cannabis has helped me and others through so so much on top of providing fun and happy times. It's time to say Thank You! - Source of the image unknown.
Bill Hicks, Stand up Comedian, Talks about Marijuana and how it should not only be legalized but mandatory!
17 states currently allow legal Marijuana use for medical reasons. Active State Medical Marijuana Programs
CoralFish's Youtube Channel She's a lover and a stoner, definitely not a fighter. - Stoney Sunday #15
Dabs4Daze Youtube Channel
- "Jammin with the Mini SG Stemline - Sovereignty Glass" and "3 dabs out of the zob 8 arm bubbler"
Go to Wholly Hemp to find WhollyHemp.com's 100% Natural & Organic Hemp Wick. You can obtain a free sample from the links on the left side of the page or near the bottom. Let us know how it is if any of you take advantage of the offer. Wholly Hemp wicks are made for those who prefer not to inhale all of the dangerous chemicals that are emitted from lighters and matches. Along with a purer smoking experience, our wicks provide an unadulterated taste of what you are smoking.
Folding@Home - Our goal: to understand protein folding, misfolding, and related diseases
You can help scientists studying these diseases by simply running a piece of software. (team number: 197879 Represent StonersR.us!)
Folding@home is a distributed computing project -- people from throughout the world Download nd run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer takes the project closer to our goals. Folding@home uses novel computational methods coupled to distributed computing, to simulate problems millions of times more challenging than previously achieved.
Protein folding is linked to disease, such as Alzheimer's, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many Cancers Moreover, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), there can be serious consequences, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many Cancers and cancer-related syndromes.
What is protein folding? Proteins are biology's workhorses -- its "nanomachines." Before proteins can carry out these important functions, they assemble themselves, or "fold." The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, in many ways remains a mystery.
NORML Working to Reform Marijuana Laws
NORML is a nonprofit, public-interest lobby that for more than 30 years has provided a voice for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition. We represent the interests of the tens of millions of Americans who smoke marijuana responsibly and believe the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana should no longer be a crime.
NORML supports the removal of all criminal penalties for the private possession and responsible use of marijuana by adults, including the cultivation for personal use, and the casual nonprofit transfers of small amounts. This model, similar to that recommended to Congress by President Nixon's esteemed Shafer Commission in 1972, is called "decriminalization."
NORML additionally supports the development of a legally controlled market for marijuana, where consumers could purchase it from a safe, legal and regulated source. This model is referred to as "legalization."
NORML believes that marijuana smoking is not for kids and should only be used responsibly by adults. As with alcohol consumption, it must never be an excuse for misconduct or other bad behavior. Driving or operating heavy equipment while impaired from marijuana should be prohibited.
NORML strongly supports the right of patients to use marijuana as a medicine when their physician recommends it to relieve pain and suffering. NORML has advocated for the legal use of medicinal marijuana since 1972.
Lastly, NORML supports the right of farmers to commercially cultivate the non-psychoactive strain of cannabis known as hemp for industrial purposes, such as food and fiber production.
ThatHigh This week's funniest stories to puff, pass, and share! ThatHigh.com was created to provide a place to post hilarious (albeit fictitious) stories and anecdotes about that crazy time you got high. Anything is welcome, from one-liners to lengthy tales of adventure or stupidity.
Moms for Marijuana The Cannabis (Hemp or Marijuana) plant is a renewable, sustainable, and versatile resource that has been overlooked and distorted for almost a hundred years....It is time to thoroughly research and openly discuss the numerous benefits of this plant. Moms for Marijuana is a grass roots network of parents and other citizens across the world who are concerned with the ignorant war that continues to be fought against the Cannabis plant, and how it is negatively affecting the future generations of this earth. We focus on strengthening awareness, promoting education and creating discussion regarding the plant species Cannabis.
Grass City World's Best Online Headshop Bongs, Waterpipes, Glass Pipes, Smoking Accessories and more! The Grasscity.com team has a proud history of selling smoking related merchandise and is one of the most successful online head shops in the world! From the early beginnings of our first on line shop, customers have always praised our selection, value for money, and flair for the alternative lifestyle scene. 9 years ago, our online shop opened up, specializing in smoking accessories and tourist information on Amsterdam, the Grasscity.com domain didn't existed than but you could find us on www.coffeeshop-amsterdam.com. These days we have a big warehouse in Amsterdam, and thriving collaborations with glass blowers collectives in the USA and Thailand.
Matt Mernagh Reviews, News, and Views About Matt: Weighing only a hundred pounds, Cannabis Champion of the World, writer, activist, entertainer, Matt Mernagh is actually Canada's strongest stoner. He survived a near death seizure that resulted in a thirteen day hospital stay and required six months of extensive thrice weekly physiotherapy. Adding to his legend he spent two weeks in Canada's worst prison, The Don Jail, for growing "the biggest balcony in the city [Toronto.]"
That's just the last two years ... at age 17 he was diagnosed with a then rare condition known as fibromyalgia. In 1997 he became a member of medicinal marijuana clinic Toronto Compassion Center (022).
More than a mere weed writer, his work is best described as weird meets crazy.
For fifteen years, Mernagh has sowed words of freedom for a plethora of publications. Most notably Toronto alt-weekly NOW , Cannabis Culture , ChartAttack and Exclaim. Currently he's CFRB Marijuana Bureau Chief. He's written and ranted extensively about politics, pot and rock 'n' roll. Interviewing a slew of politicians, entertainers and activists along the way. Combined with his own unique adventures.
Currently he's deeply involved in Canada's most extensive constitutional challenge to Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. Lawyer Paul Lewin will begin defending Mernagh Jan. 17, 2011 for growing cannabis for personal use. Mernagh doesn't deny the charge. In fact he's very open about it. Lewin will argue two fundamental pieces of case law, R. v. Parker (use of marijuana as medicine) and R v. Morgentaler (right to choose). Over the course of three weeks, Lewin and Mernagh will take a battle axe to the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. By asking the court to strike down personal production when it is for medical reasons.
100% satisfaction guaranteed! Emerald City Oasis is a specialty online shop that offers a small collection of garden and hydroponic supplies, herbs, herbal remedies, and herbal smoking accoutrements. We work to offer quality items that we have used ourselves. We work with artisans who love their craft... And we will continue to expand that aspect of ECO. Why? It's a good way to build community! The economy sucks, so let's all help each other out while we make a living. It's no coincidence that the acronym for our name is "ECO." We believe that hydroponic gardening, as well as using natural remedies, help keep the Earth green and people healthy!
Many of the products we offer are one of a kind or limited edition; please don't be disheartened if you want to order something and we are out of stock! We will take special care of you, and let you know what we can do to ensure you receive an exact item if possible. If not possible, we will help you find what you are looking for and make sure you get it!
If you have ideas you think we could use, we are all ears. We are committed to excellent customer service. We will offer articles and information on the benefit of herbal remedies, product reviews and more.
We are here to take good care of you. Shopping with ECO means you will get personal service; we want you to be happy with your purchases. Ideas, feedback and suggestions are always welcome.
We must get Marc "Prince of Pot" Emery out of prison. He is treated like the scum of the Earth there. He sold marijuana seeds...
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Why cant he get a job, he's the best plant for 35,000 different reasons?
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Entire Film - US Government asks farmers to grow it - Propaganda Film 1942 Produced by the US Government in 1942...Interesting to learn that Dupont Chemical funded the anti- hemp / marijuana effort. This is because they had patents on new synthetic fibers and Hemp had a new machine that would put them out of business if hemp were to be used for clothes. Dupont also sold - and still does many of the chemicals to wood pulp producers... so we continue to cut down forests... when Hemp could save millions of trees, be used as an alternative bio fuel and the US could easily grow enough hemp to eliminate the need for oil... so Big oil does not want hemp legal either. Neither do the drug companies... they can't patent it. They would rather keep selling you their drugs. By keeping it illegal the lawyers, courts etc... also make a buck. You can only get high from the female flower - nobody has ever died from smoking a joint. Of course the alcohol and tobacco companies would prefer to keep their monopoly as well. So we have all the BIG Corporate players... against legalizing it. Yet if it were legalized - we would solve many issues and have a multi billion dollar hemp economy as it can be used for 1000's of products. A few other good films to watch are run from the cure & hemp conspiracy - Google it!
Read the full article on Before It's News Researchers find in a new study published in the Review of General Psychology that people with higher IQs are more likely to try out and enjoy mind-altering sutbstances than their dimmer compatriots.
LEAP - Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Founded on March 16, 2002, LEAP is made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies. Those policies have failed, and continue to fail, to effectively address the problems of drug abuse, especially the problems of juvenile drug use, the problems of addiction, and the problems of crime caused by the existence of a criminal black market in drugs.
Although those who speak publicly for LEAP are people from the law enforcement and criminal justice communities, a large number of our supporting members do not have such experience. You don't have to have law enforcement experience to join LEAP.
By continuing to fight the so-called "War on Drugs", the US government has worsened these problems of society instead of alleviating them. A system of regulation and control of these substances (by the government, replacing the current system of control by the black market) would be a less harmful, less costly, more ethical and more effective public policy.
Please consider joining LEAP and helping LEAP to achieve it's goals: 1) to educate the public, the media and policy makers about the failure of current policies, and 2) to restore the public's respect for police, which respect has been greatly diminished by law enforcement's involvement in enforcing drug prohibition.
Read the Full Story on CNN "Everyone is looking for some effect somewhere," said Dr. Matthew Seamon, assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy at Nova Southeastern University.
Beverages such as Malava Novocaine, Drank, Unwind, Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda and Slow Cow (sold in Canada) are marketed as helping people unwind.
"When you are stressed out, normally you'd have a drink," said Matt Moody, founder of Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda. "You can't walk around smelling like vodka all day. I wanted to try to make something you can have to mellow you out. It's not going to make you stumble, fall down and slur your speech. It's a quick fix to slow things down when things get hectic."
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Medical marijuana university comes to Arizona The first and only state-approved medical marijuana institution for higher education is coming to Arizona.
Gus Escamilla, CEO and founder of Greenway University, has already established a campus in Denver and plans to open a second one in Phoenix.
The passing of Arizona’s medical marijuana initiative in November opened up new business opportunities for entrepreneurs.
Nice People Taking Drugs That's the name of a campaign launched by Release, a nonprofit service and advocacy organization in the United Kingdom. The campaign aims to inspire a more honest discussion and approach to drug use in our society and also to highlight the stigma faced by people who use or have used illicit drugs.
Release believes that the present regime for the regulation of drugs will be regarded by future generations as one of the great policy disasters of the modern period. These arrangements result in far too many abuses of human rights, fail to protect individual and public health, erode respect for the law, undermine democracy and generate corruption. The War on Drugs is in fact a recipe for a society at war with itself, and this is what we find when we examine the state of global drug control.
Rather than committing to the fantasy of a drug-free world - something that never has existed and never will -we should educate and regulate to restrict their negative effects. Whether this happens through a reinterpretation and reconfiguration of the present structure, or requires a more radical overhauling of institutional and juridical arrangements, remains to be seen.
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