Archive for September, 2008

Cannabis is Not Scheduled Appropriately

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Written by a contributor who goes by the name of Zephyr.

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I feel the need to report here an egregious error on the part of the United States government concerning the scheduling of certain substances.  As many of you probably know, marijuana is a Schedule I Drug. This means that it has been determined that:

1. The drug or other substance has high potential for abuse.

2. The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.

3. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.

I will address these issues individually, starting with potential for abuse. Mosby’s Medical, Nursing, & Allied Health Dictionary tells us “Substance abuse is the overindulgence in and dependence of a drug or other chemical leading to effects that are detrimental to the individual’s physical and mental health, or the welfare of others.”  So, from this definition, we can establish three things as requisite. Overindulgence, dependence, and detrimental effects to one’s self or others.  The most important word there is “and.”

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Another Old Standard—White Widow

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

 

Click the pic for ULTRA high resolution!

This is the dank bud of legend. I remember when I was back in high school and some people on the school bus were talking about how a friend of theirs managed to get ahold of the elusive white widow. Quite the time that was. I didn’t even smoke back then. What a shame. Enjoy the budshot!

The Edge of Insanity: Why Bic Lighters Aren’t Better

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

I should file this piece under Humor. The author makes one valid point (torch lighters are good) but then completely undermines his entire cause by saying “No, don’t buy those. They’re too expensive. Buy cheap lighters.”

At least my bowl gets roasted every time I exert a minimum of effort to roll the striking wheel on my Bic.

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In response to the Bic essay:

As a frequent marijuana user for the last few years and daily smoker for the last two, I have dealt with my share of lighters. There are many different styles, ranging from the common flint and butane, to the more expensive and more personal Zippo, and finally the expensive torch lighters which can cost up to and well over $100. With such an overwhelming amount of lighters, some people just give up and pick the cheapest and most popular of them, but this may not be the best choice.

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What If Coffee Beans Were Discovered in 1993?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Based on this story by the New York Times about salvia. I’m sure that most of you, by virtue of the fact that you chose to visit this site, will probably get the point of the story immediately. Others, however, may not have done much thinking about—or have a vested interest in—US drug policy. Let these people read this story.

Originally written by a person known as Phyzzle.

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Group Working to Legalize Dispensaries in Oregon

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Full article at the Ashland Daily Tidings.

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In Oregon, legally smoking “green” requires a green thumb, or knowing someone who does.

Medical marijuana cardholders — even those who are terminally ill — must grow their own marijuana or find someone else to grow it for them, according to state law.

But some local activists are aiming to change that. Voter Power, a medical marijuana activist group with an office in Medford, plans to put a measure on a 2010 ballot to create dispensaries in Oregon, similar to those in California.

“Currently, we have the grower-caregiver patient system, but a lot of patients do not have access to their medicine,” said Alex Rogers, outreach coordinator for Voter Power, who works in Jackson County. “They don’t have the time or money to grow their own, nor are they connected to someone who does.”

Voter Power, which led efforts to legalize medical marijuana 1998, hopes to create a limited number of nonprofit dispensaries where cardholders can receive marijuana.
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Looks like a good plan to me. Leave your views by commenting below.

Mexican Police Find 97 Tons of Pot in a Field

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Article here.

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MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexican authorities say they have found and destroyed 97 tons of marijuana in a field in the northern border state of Sonora.

The Public Safety Department says the plants were spotted in a 13-acre field during an aerial search over the town of Nacori Chico in Sonora state, across the border from Arizona.

The department says the plants were pulled out and incinerated.

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I don’t know about you guys, but where I come from, 97 tons is a lot of pot. That’s like, 97 pounds times 2000. Yeah. A lot. Jesus. It was almost certainly all brickweed, though, so I don’t feel quite as sad about the loss here as I might if it were fine dank weed that I could potentially be smoking.

A Sensory Experience, Courtesy of Lotus

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Lotus, who has posted here before, sent me this story he wrote the other night after smoking very excessive quantities of fine Austin homegrown:

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Looking back on it, I do seem to remember a strange whistling sound in the background. I thought it was just a spurious noise, so I ignored it. As the whistling got louder, I could hear the sound of a plane’s engines roaring overhead. It was odd. I hadn’t heard them until just then, when they had been just as loud for at least a minute before. I realized that I had been hearing the sound, but I was simply not interested in it. As the whistling was at its highest peak, the thought crossed through my mind that it might be a bomb. I knew this was just the product of paranoia, but I started to become worried.

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Grau—The Standard for Digital Trippiness

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

This video is absolutely fucking crazy. There’s not any other way I can reasonably explain it. Some of you may have seen this already. Watch it again! The above screenshot does very little to convey the true depth and power this piece contains. There is quite a bit of complexity to the piece overall, and the musical accompaniment is nothing short of phenomenal in terms of quality and overall emotional evocativeness. Click the above picture to go to the artist’s website, or watch the video below. I guarantee you that you’ll want to download the high quality version after viewing the full piece on youtube.

Links:

Grau on Youtube

High Quality Download (101 MB Quicktime 7)

Some Incredibly Dank G-13 Buds

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

As always, click the above pic for MASSIVE size!

Wow. I don’t know if I believe the rumors of G-13 being created by the government, but I’ll tell you what: those are some fairly dank nugs.

By the way, readers: our very own King Cthulhu will be completing his massive joint-rolling guide shortly. We’re not exactly sure what ‘shortly’ means, but it shouldn’t be more than a couple days. I have born witness to a rough draft of the document, and let me indeed say that it is like nothing of its kind (that’s a good thing).

Thousands attend WAMM Festival

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

From the original article:

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SANTA CRUZ — Thousands of medicinal marijuana patients and supporters attended WAMMfest to celebrate and learn about the herbal medicine Saturday.

Though medical marijuana patients were able to smoke their medicine at the event that featured music, crafts and speeches, that portion of the festivities was in question until this week. After failing to muster the votes to lift the city smoking ban in parks in a prior meeting, the council Tuesday agreed to do so. Only those with a medical marijuana identification card were allowed to smoke in a specially-designated tent Saturday.

Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana co-founder Valerie Corral said the event is an opportunity to normalize the use of medicinal marijuana and bring its members’ stories to the public eye.

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