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California Getting Closer to Banning Medical Marijuana Collectives From Opening Within 600 ft. of a Residence

On Wednesday, the LA Times reported that a California Senate Committee approved a proposed restriction that if passed would ban all medical marijuana collectives in the state from operating within 600 feet of a residential area (SB 847).  The bill is not law yet, but could become law soon.  “If you are considering opening a medical marijuana collective, you should consider this bill and try to position yourself at least 600 feet from a residence, if possible,” said medical marijuana lawyer Damian Nassiri.  “If you are a collective that is within 600 feet of a residence now, there are still legal arguments that can be made on your behalf, which could result in you being able to stay, although there is no guarantee of this.  We will have to wait and see if this law does pass and whether the law applies retroactively.”

R.I.P. Jack Herer

Today is the one year anniversary of the death of legendary cannabis activist, Jack Herer. Here’s some information about him so you can get acquainted. Also, he has his own Jack Herer strain that you might be familiar with (we think it’s awesome!). Alright, well here you go, from wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Herer).

“Jack Herer (June 18, 1939 – April 15, 2010) was an American cannabis activist and the author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes, a book which has been used in efforts to decriminalize cannabis.

A former Goldwater Republican, Herer was a pro-cannabis (marijuana) and hemp activist. He wrote two books, the aforementioned The Emperor Wears No Clothes and Grass. There has also been a documentary made about his life called, The Emperor of Hemp. He believed that the cannabis plant should be decriminalized because it has been shown to be a renewable source of fuel, food, and medicine that can be grown in virtually any part of the world. He further asserts that the U.S. government deliberately hides the proof of this.

A specific strain of cannabis[1] has been named after Jack Herer in honor of his work. This strain has won several awards, including the 7th High Times Cannabis Cup. Jack Herer was also inducted into the Counterculture Hall of Fame at the 16th Cannabis Cup in recognition of his first book.[2]

Herer ran for United States President twice, in 1988 (1,949 votes) and 1992 (3,875 votes) as the Grassroots Party candidate.

In July 2000, Herer suffered a minor heart attack and a major stroke, resulting in difficulties speaking and moving the right side of his body.[3] Herer mostly recovered, and claimed in May 2004 that treatment with the amanita muscaria, a psychoactive mushroom was the “secret”.[4]

On September 12, 2009 Herer suffered another heart attack while backstage at the Hempstalk Festival in Portland, Oregon.[5] He spent nearly a month in critical condition in a Portland hospital, including several days in a medically induced coma. He was discharged to another facility on October 13, 2009. Paul Stanford of The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation said “He is waking up and gazing appropriately when someone is talking… but he is not really communicating in any way.”[6] He died aged 70 on April 15, 2010 in Eugene, Oregon, from complications related to the September 2009 heart attack.[7][8] Herer was buried at the Eden Memorial Park Cemetery in Mission Hills, California.

Criticism

European experts on hemp, like Dr. Hayo M.G. van der Werf author of the doctoral thesis Crop physiology of fibre hemp (1994) and Dr. Ivan Bûcsa have criticized Herer for making unrealistic claims regarding the potential of hemp, for example:

– Herer claimed that hemp produces higher yields than other crops. Van der Werf argue that is simply wrong. Under most favorable growing conditions, other crops such as maize, sugar beet or potato produced similar dry matter yields. Fiber hemp is in no way exceptional.[9]

– Herer claimed that hemp hurds, which make up 60 to 80 % of the stem dry weight, contain 77 % cellulose. Van der Werf argue that is wrong. Cellulose content of hemp hurds has been found to vary between 32 and 38 % (Bedetti and Ciaralli 1976, van der Werf 1994). Possibly, Herer confused the hurds, which form the woody core of the hemp stem, with the bark, which forms the outer layer of the hemp stem. The bark contains the long bast fibers which are used in textile manufacturing. [9]

– Herer claimed that hemp could be grown on 6 million hectares in the European Union. Dr. Ivan Bûcsa argue that it was a great exaggeration to calculate that since it is not worth transporting unprocessed hemp more than 40-50 km even in bales. [10] The total reported area in the world cultivated with hemp fiber and hemp seed has only been a fraction of Herers claim: 0.3 million hectares in 1965, 0.076 million hectares in 2004.[11]”

How To: Make Pot Brownies!!!

Ingredients:

– A couple grams of weed
– Any type of cooking oil besides olive
– Any basic brownie mix that uses oil
– Grinder (for weed)
– Coffee filter with screen
– Measuring cup
– Spoon/spatula
– Smallish pan
– Brownie pan

The Oil:

  1. Grind your weed to a powder. It’s important that you get it as ground up as possible so the most surface area is exposed. More surface = more cannaboids exposed = you get higher.
  2. Mix your powder weed with your oil. Put in enough so that the oil is able to cover the weed completely when you put it in your pan. The less oil you use, the more potent it is.
  3. Put the mixture into a pan for about 25 – 35 minutes until it’s almost at a simmer.
  4. Let it cool for a few minutes once it’s done. We’re almost done learning how to make weed brownies.

Filtering The Oil:

  1. Grab your filter that I told you to get earlier.
  2. Put your oil through the filter.
  3. Do it again.
  4. Do it a third time. We don’t want any left over weed as there’s no THC left in it and it’s gross if you eat it in brownies.

Baking Process:

  1. Mix in your oil to the brownies.
  2. Go back and mix it in a little more. It’s easy to get it uneven. If it’s uneven, there might be no THC in one brownie and TONS in another. We want them all to be even.
  3. Follow the directions on your brownie package.
  4. Bake your brownies. IMPORTANT: Do not cook your brownies over 325 degrees Fahrenheit no matter what the brownie package says. If you burn the THC, your brownies will be worthless and you will have wasted all your weed.

Why Should I Make Weed Brownies?

1) Weed brownies are delcicious.
2) You can give a weed brownie to someone who thinks it’s a regular brownie. This can be a teacher, parent, friend, or police officer!
3) Eating weed brownies is discreet. You can eat one in public and no one will care, although they may think that you’re fat.
4) Some say that edibles get you higher than regular smoking.
5) Potent weed brownies will glue you to your couch. This can also be a bad thing.

Mark Your Brownies!

I had an interesting experience this weekend. My oven is quite large, so I decided to teach my friend how to make weed brownies while I made regular brownies from scratch. The plan was to eat the weed brownies first, and then if we got the munchies, eat the delicious, from scratch, regular brownies.

Things took a turn for the worse. After 2 weed brownies each (my friend had learned how to make weed brownies effectively) we were stoned out of our minds, which was good.

As you might know, being high sometimes impairs your judgement. We went into the kitchen… and… STARTED EATING ALL THE WEED BROWNIES.

Halfway through the pan, we realized this. Uh oh. We freaked out for a second, then went along for the ride.

Essentially, if you don’t mark your weed brownies after you learn how to make weed brownies, you might eat them by accident. For us, we were in space for about 30 minutes and then literally could not stay awake. We tried getting up and moving around, it was impossible, we needed to crash and sleep. So we did.

We woke up 7 hours later… still high. Edibles last forever, and these seriously destroyed us. The good thing was that we were rested, so we just chilled, listened to music, etc.

We are regular marijuana smokers so we didn’t freak out, but if you are new and are learning how to make weed brownies for the first time, MARK THEM. You will waste weed and get too high if you don’t and eat them by accident.

http://www.howtomakehash.net/how-to-make-weed-brownies.html

Using Marijuana for Pain With No Possible High: Study

A new U.S. study has paved the way for cannabis that relieves pain but doesn’t get you high.

“The psychoactive effects of marijuana is the major issue that limits, across the country, the use of medical marijuana in the treatment of different diseases,” said Li Zhang, who headed up the research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in Bethesda, Maryland.

The study, published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology, claims to debunk the long-held belief that the therapeutic and psychoactive effects of pot are mutually exclusive.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (TCH) is the key ingredient in marijuana that makes people high, said Zhang. It works by binding to molecular anchors on cells called cannaboid type-1 receptors.

It was thought that this process also relieved pain, but Zhang says marijuana has over 400 chemical compounds that provide therapeutic relief for a number of disorders, such as chronic pain, seizures, depression and muscle spasms from multiple sclerosis.

These compounds, he says, could target different receptors in the brain. Figuring out what compounds target which receptors is the key to crafting cannabis-based medicine for different disorders, but without the usual side-effects associated with recreational pot smoking.

The study found the glycine receptor might be the primary target for pot’s painkilling effects. When Zhang’s team blocked glycine receptors on mice dosed with cannabis, the animals still felt pain.

The next step is to test his theories on different animals using different strains of marijuana. The goal is to find the strain that has the strongest pain-relieving component.

“That may support my prediction that different strains of marijuana, some might be more potent in reducing pain but less so in causing psychoactive effects,” Zhang said.

Zhang said if other research teams pick up where he left off, they could narrow down the targets for marijuana’s other therapeutic effects, leading to the creation of all sorts of cannabis-based therapeutic medicine.

“The effects of medical marijuana can be separated if the target can be located,” he said. “Find the target, and based on the target, you can develop new medicines.”

Vale Tudo says: Well there goes all of the fun in smoking weed 😦 Please don’t be true!

Miss Medical Marijuana

The deadline for entering in this contest has arrived, and we’ll now begin taking votes from the public in order to select who will be crowned the first ever Miss Medical Marijuana ambassador, in this Spring 2011 contest. There are some very beautiful women that have participated and we’d like to thank everyone in advance for their support.

This is the first contest we’ve held at PENCIL METHOD since our inception. We are very eager to provide the winners with prizes and see how this contest will help us bring our cause to those who wouldn’t have necessarily been informed about the importance of our cause had it not been for the beautiful women that have taken the chance in submitting their contest entries.

Now that we have all of our contestants, we’ll need you to vote for who you think should be crowned Miss Medical Marijuana, a good will ambassador for our cause. In order to vote, you’ll need to be a registered user on our web site (registration is free and takes less than 10 seconds to complete – CLICK HERE TO BECOME A REGISTERED USER). All you need to do is choose your favorite lady from the voting poll below. Only one vote will be allowed per member, and cheating attempts will not be counted in the end. Voting begins April 1st, 2011 at 1:00 AM and will end April 20th, 2011 at 1:00 AM as well.

The winners will be expected to promote our cause in a wholesome and responsible way. This contest is about promoting the marijuana legalization movement and spreading valuable knowledge to the general public. Please do your part and tell all your friends and loved ones about this contest and our web site. Winners will be officially announced during the afternoon of April 20th, 2011.

http://www.pencilmethod.com/2011/03/31/miss-medical-marijuana-spring-2011-finalists-voting-open/

Less than two months after the competition was initially announced, online interest for the Miss Medical Marijuana competition has surpassed what anyone at the popular Marijuana news magazine even thought was possible. The contest is taking place as part of ongoing efforts by the Marijuana Legalization movement to gain mainstream support for the cause.

Web site visitors will be given the chance to select who they think should be crowned Miss Medical Marijuana, starting the first of April and ending on the 20th, also known as 4/20 or International Weed Day. Anyone can log on to the web site at PencilMethod.com and vote for whoever they feel is the best candidate.
“It is our belief that through fun, innovative and interactive campaigns such as this one, we’ll be able to more effectively spread vital knowledge to young adults, many of whom already support our struggle without truly understanding why it’s important,” a representative of the PencilMethod.com staff said.

http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog/culture/2011/04/smoking-hot-women-featured-in-medical-marijuana-benefit-competition#axzz1IJejIY1S

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