Archive for November, 2008

Could Marijuana Help Your Memory?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

According to a new university research study, marijuana is actually beneficial for your long term memory and may help prevent Alzheimer’s. 

From the article:

Scientists from Ohio State University report that marijuana, contrary to the conventional wisdom,  may help ward off Alzheimer’s and keep recall sharp. Their findings, released today at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington D.C.:  chemical components  of marijuana reduce inflammation and stimulate the production of new brain cells, thereby enhancing memory. 

Craigslist Drug Trade Booms

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Who buys drugs from Craigslist? Apparently, a lot of people do. Leave your thoughts on this article by commenting below.

Trip Report: Shrooms On A Saturday Night

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

This is the story of an adventure undertaken by a psychedelics user.

At 5:40 PM, I ingested 2.9 grams of slightly damp psilocybin mushrooms at a friend’s residence. Shortly after consuming the magical fungus, my friends and I made our leave and walked back to my own residence at a brisk pace. The air was not warm, and this coupled with my fast walking caused me not to feel the initial come-up. After a quarter-hour of travel we arrive at our destination and I am coming up hard. I sit down at my computer and initiate play of the song Sheep by Pink Floyd. I’m tripping hard at this point, and some serious visuals are manifesting in front of my open eyes. (more…)

San Francisco: More Dispensaries than Starbucks?

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Really? Unfortunately, it turns out that the above claim was entirely fabricated by our government. The linked article contains a fantastic example of investigative journalism used for positive purposes, so check it out. Leave your thoughts by commenting below.

Cannabis Use And IQ

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Does using cannabis affect your IQ? According to this peer-reviewed study, yes—however, the change is marginal and the direction may surprise you. In any case, cannabis use does not have a permanent effect on IQ and a couple months of abstinence should return even the heaviest of smokers to full cognitive function.

Indica Nugs—Nice And Fresh

Monday, November 10th, 2008

These two images our courtesy of our own dear contributor Lotus. Click for an extremely high res copy of each! Leave your opinion on these dank nugs by commenting below.

The Obama Victory Joint

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Here’s to a more toker-friendly world!

Marijuana Initiatives Pass Vote In Michigan and Massachusetts

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

From the article:

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On election day, Michigan became the thirteenth state to legalize the physician supervised possession and use of cannabis. According to early returns, more than 60 percent of Michigan voters decided in favor of Proposal 1, which establishes a state-regulated system regarding the use and cultivation of medical marijuana by qualified patients.

Meanwhile, in Massachusetts, some 65 percent of voters (and virtually every town) decided “yes” on Question 2, which reduces minor marijuana possession to a fine-only offense. Like in Michigan, voters rejected a high-profile, deceptive ad campaign by the measure’s opponents, who argued that it would increase adolescent drug abuse, permit large-scale marijuana trafficking, endanger workplace safety, and sharply increase traffic fatalities.

Budshot: An Uncommonly Dank Indica

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Click the picture for ultra high resolution. The medical institution this image came from identifies the strain as “The Purps.”

What do you think of this bud? Leave a comment below!

Trichromes: A Field Guide

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

From the Bluelight forums: A quick summary of trichromes. This is a great read, even if you’re stoned (it’s short). There are even a couple of cool macro shots to keep you entertained. Thanks go to zephyr from our own forums for originally bringing this to light here on Stoner Culture. Comment below if you found this interesting.