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Posted: Apr 15, 2014 - 1:08pm

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Posted: Mar 24, 2014 - 8:45am

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Once upon a time, seeds were something you bitched about when you got a bag.

Now, you look for them and they cost more than the weed itself.

My how times have changed ...

 
I think I've mentioned before that the state has recently confiscated many of my neighbors property, cut down their trees, and created a long narrow clearing in the woods that runs for miles.
 
 
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 I like to think that as in the days of my youth sometime when all the big earth raping equipment has moved on to cause mayhem elsewhere, even before their silly little interstate is officially opened that Johnny Hempseed will have traveled up and down large sections of it spreading his joy for the public good.  I have mentioned my strange beliefs to some of my neighbors who like most everyone else around here don't think too highly of the governor's landscaping efforts.


  
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Posted: Mar 24, 2014 - 7:35am

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Once upon a time, seeds were something you bitched about when you got a bag.

Now, you look for them and they cost more than the weed itself.

My how times have changed ...

 



 

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Posted: Mar 24, 2014 - 7:28am

Once upon a time, seeds were something you bitched about when you got a bag.

Now, you look for them and they cost more than the weed itself.

My how times have changed ...

 


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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 - 3:47pm

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Unless you have some mental disorder, in which case it can help bring about a serious psychosis. Not saying you're wrong generally speaking, but in some cases there is a danger. Some specific brains apparently react rather badly to it.

 
I skipped the link on S's recommendation.  Anyway, we have heard a lot about people who were dosed by eating cookies and things like that at a party being hospitalized.  Not everyone has a good time.  No one should ever be administered a drug without their knowledge at anytime for any reason. 

But I have never heard of anyone checking into a hospital for a reaction to something that they smoked willingly, as long as it was unadulterated in the first place.

In gummy's case, we are talking about someone who is willing to give it a go, knowing that they are in for something unusual or not.  Doing something with full knowledge of what it is you are doing matters.  In the case of mj, a bad reaction would happen the first time and be mild and over quickly if it happened at all. 

These are informed adults who are asking the right questions beforehand and at a good place (here) to ask these kinds of questions.   Pain is such an interesting thing to discuss.  It is truly an individual issue.  Everyone reacts to meds differently depending on things like gender and the amount of pain using the 1 to 10 scale and obviously many more factors.

I'm just implying that in the case of cannibus, anecdotal information usually trumps and is more reliable than the official scientific versions that are bandied about far too often.  Someone who has used cannibus for 50 years is naturally skeptical of any official government report on anything.  The reason being is that they have personally been dealing with government issued lies regarding cannibus for 50 years.  I would say based upon that, the distrust comes honestly when you stand back and take a long look at the big picture.

Thanks for indulging the side trip down the rabbit hole.  Cannibus is one of the gateways to the rabbit hole afterall.  Other than petroleum, probably no other substance has been more abused by politics than cannibus.  Once in the rabbit hole, fact is too often found out to be fiction.


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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 - 2:50pm

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If the slant is that the use of MJ isn't totally harmless because it can cause issues under some very specific circumstances then I'm ok with that. As with any type of drugs there may be serious side effects depending on what might be called a "pre-existing condition" that may not be known at the time. More generally, what works for you (or me), might not work for everyone.

PS: The argument works for peanut butter as well. {#Wink}

 
Ha!! Right? I have never been one of those that thinks anything is for everybody. There is still such a lack of practical knowledge about cultivation/consumption that doesn't end w/a joke about cheeto eating stoners.
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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 - 1:44pm

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Meh. That site certainly has a slanted view.
 
If the slant is that the use of MJ isn't totally harmless because it can cause issues under some very specific circumstances then I'm ok with that. As with any type of drugs there may be serious side effects depending on what might be called a "pre-existing condition" that may not be known at the time. More generally, what works for you (or me), might not work for everyone.

PS: The argument works for peanut butter as well. {#Wink}
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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 - 1:28pm

I suffered through Shingles and I know what a painful infliction it is.  I was a big pot smoker at that time and it can go two ways.  If she is not a smoker then the increased THC content of current strains may effect your friend in a negative fashion.  Instead of minimizing the pain her high may increase her sensitivity to the pain and if she obsesses it will become unbearable. Conversely if she can will herself to focus more on music or another distraction it could definitely help her at least temporarily. The only thing that seemed to help me was trying meditative exercises to control the neural input of the pain.  Sounds a bit cosmic but that or drinking yourself into a stupor were the only relief I could find.  As I lived in Northern Cape Breton at that time I actually would go outside in the freezing cold without a shirt to numb the nerve endings on my side and back to seek some relief albeit as my skin defrosted it appeared to increase the pain.  Good luck
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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 - 1:20pm

RichardPrins wrote:

Unless you have some mental disorder, in which case it can help bring about a serious psychosis. Not saying you're wrong generally speaking, but in some cases there is a danger. Some specific brains apparently react rather badly to it .


Meh. That site certainly has a slanted view.
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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 - 12:57pm

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(...) The worst that could happen is nothing. (...)
 
Unless you have some mental disorder, in which case it can help bring about a serious psychosis. Not saying you're wrong generally speaking, but in some cases there is a danger. Some specific brains apparently react rather badly to it.
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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 - 12:42pm

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Hard to say.  Everyone reacts differently to different strains.  The worst that could happen is nothing.  Iffen you're willing to give it a go, I would suggest an Indica strain as it seems to be more of a body high than a head high, at least to me.  She may get enough of a buzz to be able to relax for an hour and plain forget that it bothers her.  That hour or two could be refreshing, if only temporary.  Enough so perhaps to keep on dealing with it a little better knowing that there can be some ocassional relief until it runs its course.

Good luck.  Shingles suck, period.  At least it does run its course eventually, keeping it away from the eyes is most important.

  Thanks Kurtster 


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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 - 4:34am

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Does anyone here know or have heard of MJ being helpful in helping ease the pain of "Shingles" the very painful condition?My friend has it and she is in such pain  that it breaks my heart to see her suffer.I know it's illegal here in CANADA but I don't know anyone who is familiar with it ..Thanx for any help.  JCF. (gummy)

 
Hard to say.  Everyone reacts differently to different strains.  The worst that could happen is nothing.  Iffen you're willing to give it a go, I would suggest an Indica strain as it seems to be more of a body high than a head high, at least to me.  She may get enough of a buzz to be able to relax for an hour and plain forget that it bothers her.  That hour or two could be refreshing, if only temporary.  Enough so perhaps to keep on dealing with it a little better knowing that there can be some ocassional relief until it runs its course.

Good luck.  Shingles suck, period.  At least it does run its course eventually, keeping it away from the eyes is most important.


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Posted: Feb 26, 2014 - 10:01pm

Does anyone here know or have heard of MJ being helpful in helping ease the pain of "Shingles" the very painful condition?My friend has it and she is in such pain  that it breaks my heart to see her suffer.I know it's illegal here in CANADA but I don't know anyone who is familiar with it ..Thanx for any help.  JCF. (gummy)
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Posted: Feb 26, 2014 - 3:56am

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I am shocked. Who knew that you could make money from selling weed?{#Rolleyes}
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Posted: Feb 25, 2014 - 7:36pm

‘We have to sell more weed!’: Colorado county issues first-ever marijuana tax figures — RT USA

A recreational marijuana store located in southern Colorado became the first business of its kind in the state to announce the tax totals from the new industry that pot advocates say will be a boon for state education and struggling local economies.

Finance officials in Pueblo County, the tenth most populated county in Colorado, announced that the two marijuana shops there have earned approximately $1 million in sales in January. That sum has produced approximately $56,000 in local sales taxes.

Pueblo County is the only community between Denver, Colorado and the New Mexico state line where recreational marijuana stores are permitted by law. Two shops were opened in January, the first month in which recreational marijuana was legal in Colorado, and three more stores have since opened in February.

Along with the sales tax figure, officials told the Pueblo Chieftain that the county also collected $70,400 in licensing and renewal fees in January alone. County Commissioner Liane McFayden said that $100,000 in the first month is far ahead of the $400,000 in revenue she predicted for the entire year.

The irony is that the only new revenue we have coming in is in marijuana and yet we have to open a new judicial building,” she said.

County Budget and finance Director Cal Hamler responded by joking, “We have to sell more weed!”

The state taxes recreational marijuana at a 10-percent rate, but then refunds 15-percent of that total back to the counties where the drug was first sold. There are 160 license pot stores throughout Colorado and each has until February 20 to publicize its sales tax totals. Pueblo County was simply the first to do so. (...)


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Posted: Feb 22, 2014 - 9:20am

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Posted: Jan 26, 2014 - 3:26am

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Quick, someone buy this man a brain (or maybe just send him to Kyrgyzstan)...

Polis pointed out that alcohol was associated with deaths from overdoses and accidents, while the same wasn’t true for cannabis.

“You didn’t answer my question,” Hannity responded. “I said you can drink a beer and you cannot get high. If you smoke pot, you will get high.”

“Look, you can use anything in moderation or anything in excess,” Polis said.

“But if you smoke any marijuana, you’re going to get high,” Hannity shot back.

The Fox News host concluded that the legalization of marijuana would “open a door” because marijuana is a “gateway drug.”

 

I actually saw this segment live.  Hannity is a douche bag on this (and lot's of other things).  I don't know where he gets his info on this subject, but he is parroting the ancient talking points and assumptions of his kind.  I think he really believes it.  That's ok though, because it hurt's his credibilty on other matters he is too emotionally involved with.  I do agree with him on guns and a couple of other issues, but in matters such as this he is totally OTL.
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