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11-08-2012, 03:39 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Up-to-date cannabis news for your reading pleasure:

http://www.cannabisnews.org/category/highlighted

Showdown with the Fed Gov't?

The US Department of Justice initially reacted Colorado’s declaration by saying its enforcement policies remain unchanged, adding: ”We are reviewing the ballot initiative and have no additional comment at this time.“

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/...93459.html

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Here are some known, and unknown, facts about cannabis and the other components of this plant.

THC: the active chemical in cannabis, or marijuana, responsible for making its users high.

Tetra = four

hydro = presence of water or watery fluid or of hydrogen

cannibols = cannaboid; a class of diverse chemical compounds that activate cannabinoid receptors


Cooking vs. smoking: It seems smoking or cooking is required to release the THC, as well as for a higher high.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.ph...annabinols

It is Extremly less harmful then alcohol, but does contain more tar than tobbaco per gram but can be vaporized or cooked to greatly reduce the harmful effects.

Space cakes & cookies:

"Space cakes" is a common name for muffins, brownies, and cookies baked with marijuana, which are very popular in the Netherlands, specifically Amsterdam. It used to sometimes be popular to frost these with psilocybin mushroom frosting, but this practice has since been discontinued when psilocybin mushrooms were banned in 2008.


The Good and Bad of Cannabis:

BAD:

Cannabinoid hyperemesis: This little-known condition, called cannabinoid hyperemesis, is a serious burden to the health care system because doctors often use expensive diagnostic tests and ineffective treatments in an effort to identify the cause of the patient's symptoms and treat them, the researchers said.

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/a...key=164227

Brain damage in youth under 18 years of age: A July 2012 report in Brain reveals neural-connectivity impairment in some brain regions following prolonged cannabis use initiated in adolescence or young adulthood.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_(d...rm_effects

Marijuana can cause short-term memory and learning problems, dry mouth, impaired motor skills and red eyes. Within minutes after smoking marijuana, the drug increases the user's heart rate. Heart rates can double in some cases, which is a risk for people with certain heart conditions. Some people may feel relaxed after using marijuana; others may develop anxiety and paranoia. A person's reaction to the drug partly depends on the individual, the strength of the marijuana used and whether the person ate or smoked the drug.

http://www.livescience.com/24558-marijuana-effects.html

GOOD:

The latest review, published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, suggests that activating the brain’s cannabinoid system may trigger a sort of anti-oxidant cleanse, removing damaged cells and improving the efficiency of the mitochrondria, the energy source that powers cells, ultimately leading to a more robustly functioning brain.

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2012/10/29/ho...z2BdLCxa1F


Canada, New Zealand and several countries in Europe have approved the nasal spray Sativex, which uses purified cannabinoids derived from marijuana for the treatment of cancer pain and muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two drugs made from synthetic cannabinoids, dronabinol and nabilone, which treat nausea and appetite problems in cancer and HIV patients. Yet the FDA has not approved marijuana in its plant form as a treatment.

http://www.livescience.com/24554-medical-marijuana.html

I'll look for more good.

11-08-2012, 04:29 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:

In Colorado the cultivation of up to SIX yay.gif marijuana plants will also be legal, although ‘grow-your-own’ will still be illegal in Washington state.

and

The pro-movement, however, points to potential tax revenues and argue that marijuana prohibition has accomplished little.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/...93459.html

With hopeful anticipation that Canadian provinces will follow suit, I must brush up on growing healthy seedlings. The last time I tried growing cannabis seedlings they got water logged and all died. gaah.gif From too much loving care. 13.gif
12-07-2012, 06:07 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Look for this new type of medical marijuana pusherman in the future.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2012/...10891.html

It seems Health Canada is not looking out for the poor who cannot afford to buy their medical marijuana. The government here wants to make it illegal for medical marijuana users (with a doctor's OK) to grow their own plants. I can see all the red tape now.

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Existing law:

Those who hold a personal-use production licence under the MMAR program can grow marijuana under one of three options: grow outdoor year-round; grow indoor year-round; or grow outdoors during the summer and indoors during the winter. Just how much one can grow depends on the severity of their condition.

Holders of a licence to possess marijuana can also hold a licence to produce and grow their own marijuana, or they can choose to have a person grow it for them, which also requires a licence.

http://www.northumberlandnews.com/news/a...-in-canada
12-07-2012, 06:13 PM #4
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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In BC a person with the card can grow up to 25 plants legally. Was talking to a woman the other day who has one.
12-07-2012, 06:14 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(12-07-2012, 06:13 PM)Shadow Wrote:  In BC a person with the card can grow up to 25 plants legally. Was talking to a woman the other day who has one.


Yes, but the gov't wants to make the existing right to grow it illegal.
12-07-2012, 06:49 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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The mainstream medical community as well as the cops expect pot to be legalized here as well within 10 years. Medical pot is legal since fairly recent and attitudes are changing for the better.
12-08-2012, 02:22 PM #7
オタマジャクシ Member
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(12-07-2012, 06:14 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(12-07-2012, 06:13 PM)Shadow Wrote:  In BC a person with the card can grow up to 25 plants legally. Was talking to a woman the other day who has one.


Yes, but the gov't wants to make the existing right to grow it illegal.


Unique, this is the result of a too large and too expensive Federal government.

Look at how making corn squeezin's in Tennessee and Kentucky has been treated.

The Federal government needs a lot of money so it takes an interest in any taxable activity and tries to eliminate taxable events (like informal marijuana sales) that it can't tax and control. It isn't a health issue - it is a tax issue. If 40 million Americans grew pot and sold it to their friends for cash there isn't a practical way to track their sales or revenue.
12-09-2012, 05:47 PM #8
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(12-08-2012, 02:22 PM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(12-07-2012, 06:14 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(12-07-2012, 06:13 PM)Shadow Wrote:  In BC a person with the card can grow up to 25 plants legally. Was talking to a woman the other day who has one.



Yes, but the gov't wants to make the existing right to grow it illegal.


Unique, this is the result of a too large and too expensive Federal government.

Look at how making corn squeezin's in Tennessee and Kentucky has been treated.

The Federal government needs a lot of money so it takes an interest in any taxable activity and tries to eliminate taxable events (like informal marijuana sales) that it can't tax and control. It isn't a health issue - it is a tax issue. If 40 million Americans grew pot and sold it to their friends for cash there isn't a practical way to track their sales or revenue.


I'm sure that's one reason. I think those in power can't handle it, just like taking teacher's right to strike away, which goes against our Charter.

As I said previously, a new type of pusher-person is being created.

I won't be calling this type of person a monster, like in this song.




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