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Spray Allows Any Plant to Produce THC?

There is a lot of buzz about a new chemical growth supplement that is supposed to allow growers to produce THC within any plant they grow.

The product was expected to be on sale from a company called Montsaint Genie Tech. Unfortunately since the news hit the streets the product, which was supposed to be coming out earlier this year, has never been released and the company appears to be nonexistent.

Articles posted all over the internet, mostly on stoner news outlets, claimed to have received information that this product was legitimate and legal. Some sites even quote a confident statement from an alleged Montsaint Genie Tech scientist.

“We probably can put the THC segment into almost any plant in existence,” says lead scientist Rebeca Vale.

“It’s a very simple process. We are starting work on oak and maple trees now.”

The idea was that they had already produced a batch of tomatoes that produced more THC than cannabis itself. So that if you dried the tomatoes out, you could smoke them and get thoroughly baked. Unfortunately the way it looks now, the whole thing was probably just a hoax.

The name Montsaint Genie Tech is now commonly thought to be a parody of the infamous seed company Monsanto. The company featured in documentaries from the likes of Michael Moore, and are sited for creating a monopoly on the commercial produce seed industry, and ruining the lives of farmers and the stability of Americas agriculture industry.

So you can be pretty sure the idea of smoking tomatoes is just a stoner dream and nothing more. Looks like we’re all going to have to keep smoking weed. Seems okay to me.

Top 5 Reasons Your Budtender Hates You

Let’s face it, being the person who sits behind a counter weighing out ganja all day long might not seem like hardest job in the world, and there are plenty of people who would take that gig just for the leftover shake at the end of the day. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t work. I spoke with a few budtenders around town and merged their responses into this list:

 

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1. You reach into every jar with your grubby little hands.

See those big metal tongs on the counter? Use them. Nobody wants to smoke whatever nastiness may be on your hands, nor do they want the crystals that should be on their herb stuck to your fingers.

 

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2. You are a know-it-all.

Budtenders like seeing different kinds of herb, and if you’ve got something worthwhile, then by all means bust it out. But condescending, my-pot-is-better-than-yours attitudes get old quick. If your friend has better chronic, go get it from him instead of bad-mouthing our product. Our Diesel isn’t as good as your caregiver’s? Go get a bag from him. You’ve seen better hash at another shop? Great, go buy it there. Odds are it isn’t, and that’s why you are in the shop. Also, budtenders say they’re noticing patients complaining about herb not being dense enough. Too bad if you don’t know what a good, stringy sativa looks like — but rest assured that a gram of plant matter is a gram of plant matter, regardless of the density.

 

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3. The line behind you isn’t getting any shorter.

Budtenders are all about helping you with your wellness needs, and have no problem taking an hour to do so even if there are patients behind you. And yeah, a lot of the time they’re sitting around with nothing else to do but listen to you. But when there’s a line, how about hurrying things up? They don’t need to hear about your shitty job, your weekend plans, or your cat’s birthday party.

 

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*Sidenote: one of the female budtenders I spoke with said her major pet peeve is being hit on. Guys, even though it’s called a “bar,” it really isn’t one. Leave your pick-up lines at home.

 

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4. You only come in for the freebies/You ask for the “hook-up.”

For a budtender, there’s nothing worse than barely getting through an introduction when a patient starts asking about what freebies the dispensary is offering. If you are a first-time patient, you’ll likely get a little bonus in your bag — but let them at least get through the spiel of what they have to offer. A dispensary has set prices and weights for a reason: This is an actual business with an actual business plan, not some dude selling pot out of his basement.

 

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5. You hang around the shop.

Budtenders realize that they’ve created a cool spot and they know how easy it is to get sucked into the glossy pictures of High Times on the waiting-room table — but go home. They put in the leather couches so that people waiting in line would have a comfortable spot to chill, not so you’d have a place to nap for a few hours in the middle of the day. To quote Seinfeld, “I already have enough friends.”

 

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Budtender’s Appreciation Day July 11th!?

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You tip a waitress don’t you? So why not throw a couple of extra bucks for a person that takes care of your weedy needs? As a Cali MMJ patient, I’m able to frequent any number of collectives in California. It’s nice when I’m traveling within the state to visit a collective and pick up a local strain or bud. One of  the local collectives I frequent here in Los Angeles, has had a sign behind the counter saying “Budtender’s Appreciation Day 7-11-11” forever, so I decided to ask what it was all about.

“I don’t really know” was the first answer one of them gave me. I later found out it was a day they had come up with on their own. It got me thinking. BudTenders DO provide a necessary service to MMJ patients and have to put up with a LOT of shit from patients and bosses, so why shouldn’t they have their own day?! . People may “think” a budtender’s job would be the tits having access to so much weed everyday. Wrong-O! Try waiting on people that are finicky, bitchy and abusive for 10 hours a day for pretty humble wages.

We have Secretaries Day so why not Budtender’s Appreciation Day?

If anyone can make this day a reality and a movement for all the budtenders out there, it’s Hail Mary Jane and OUR GREENIES!!

So this July 11th, when you are at your favorite collective picking up your meds, why not surprise your Budtender with a tip, a gift, a hug or just tell them how important they are.  Make your Budtender feel special on their day! Remember 4:20 started somewhere too!

Tell them HMJ is showing the love for all Budtenders!

Let’s make “BudTender’s Appreciation Day 7-11-11” a real day!

from http://www.hailmaryjane.com

 

Town Reaps Tens of Thousands From Marijuana Dispensaries

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Mason jars are used to keep the marijuana fresh at Alameda County’s We Are Hemp

​Tens of thousands of dollars in previously unclaimed taxes are headed back to the unincorporated Eden area of Alameda County, California, after two medical marijuana dispensaries were restored to local tax rolls.

We Are Hemp and Garden of Eden are the two dispensaries that, according to reporter Sonja Sharp at the Castro Valley Patch, “put Cherryland head and shoulders above Ashland and San Lorenzo in this spring’s cash-in-the-couch cushions bonanza.”
The cash in the couch cushions of which the Patch speaks is that found by local volunteers pounding the pavement for the Alameda County Redevelopment Agency, which had already uncovered some $72,000 in annual tax money “that had been falling into deeper pockets in San Leandro and Hayward.”
But that number, based on data provided by the agency, unintentionally omitted the dispensaries, the two biggest finds. Together, they boosted the newly discovered annual tax revenue about $160,000.
There are a few other businesses also left off the list that may push the total higher. But, according to Economic Development Director Bill Lambert, nothing comes close to the revenue from the two marijuana dispensaries.
“The pot clubs added about half,” he said.
The county has been working since last fall to recover sales taxes from what it initially believed might be only a handful of local businesses that had been misallocated to neighboring communities. Local volunteers discovered about 30 such businesses.
“In a community long divided over dispensaries, that’s welcome news,” noted the Patch.

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Etiquette

Thousands of people are thought to become qualified medical cannabis patients each month in California, joining an estimated 500,000 in the state with a doctor’s recommendation for the rehabilitated herbal remedy. Clubs say they’re seeing more women these days, and patients now range from the San Francisco financial district suit and tie crowd to the tie-dyed homeless on Telegraph. As the industry transitions from quasi-speakeasy to chain bank, there are a lot of new rules to follow. Legalization Nation polled some of the leadership at leading Bay Area dispensaries in a look at norms in the fast-changing climate.

1) Have some standards.
Do some research online and note dispensary ratings. Read reviews and ask for personal references. Expect a high quality of service, including cleanliness, knowledgeable, friendly staff, and a positive vibe. Jennifer Thompson, ombudsman for Oakland’s Harborside Health Center, said she sees tense, fearful newcomers every day who’ve had a bad experience at another club, or in the black market. If it feels sketchy, take your business elsewhere. It’s a buyer’s market.

2) Have ID.
Most dispensaries will ask for a valid state identification and a valid doctor’s recommendation before you’re allowed in the door. Berkeley Patient’s Care Collective owner David Bowers said that means a current one. A specialist can write a recommendation for cannabis under California state law for “cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraine, or any other illness for which marijuana provides relief.” They usually last a year. Thompson said out-of-state patients can now access Harborside with a recommendation from a California physician.

3) Project the right attitude.
Don’t be furtive. Be polite. Look people in the eyes. Establish trust by learning names. Think of it like a bank or a pharmacy. Kelsey Schnack, floor manager for San Francisco dispensary SPARC, said staff asks customers to take off hoodies or sunglasses before they enter, though patients can leave on hats and beanies. “It’s about making staff and patients feel safe,” Schnack said, as opposed to feeling like someone’s about to rob the place.

Clubs can be relatively wholesome, positive places, compared to, say, a bar on a Friday night. “People feel good when they come in here,” Schnack said. “Some of our security team has worked in bars and it’s such a different environment from what they’re used to. People who come in are really respectful of us and what we’re doing.”

4) Expect to fill out some paperwork.
Generally, first-time patients have to become members of the collective, where they’ll learn some rules of the road. Read the paperwork.

5) No cell phones.
Phones are distracting, Bowers noted. Schnack said they pose a wide array of safety and privacy problems. Patients don’t want photos of them on the Web. Security doesn’t want robbers coordinating an attack, or drug dealers setting up black market sales from the counter line.

6) Feel free to ask questions, but have an idea of what you want.
A lot of first-time visitors are so overwhelmed by their options Harborside assigns two staff members to give them a tour of the facility, and the menu. “I love it when someone comes in here and is able to ask questions,” Schnack said. “We have the knowledge here to help educate them on what has worked for other people.”

7) Respect other’s privacy.
Patients at the counter can disclose private medical information about serious illnesses like cancer and AIDS. Give them their space so they can feel comfortable, Schnack said.

8) Don’t go crazy your first time.
Berkeley Patients Group spokesperson Brad Senesac said he discourages patients from buying an ounce, a Volcano vaporizer, and some edibles on their first trip. Over at BPCC, “We recommend a small amount,” Bowers said. “Medical cannabis users should model and reward responsible use and never use cannabis as an excuse for irresponsible behavior.”

9) Observe on-site consumption rules.
Some people can’t use pot at home, or in their rental, so a few dispensaries allow for on-site usage. Respect the written rules. There’s no sharing medication at BPG, for example. Vaporizers should be set around 375 degrees. Don’t make a mess, and if it’s busy, don’t hang around for longer than a half hour or so. If it’s not busy, feel free to kick back and bring a book, Schnack said.

10) Be a good neighbor.
Dispensaries have to operate at higher standards than the average business to survive, and customers are their ambassadors. Don’t smoke pot in front of or anywhere around the dispensary, Bowers said. Don’t blast music from your car, or smoke pot in the parking lot, Senesac noted. Don’t double-park, jaywalk or park in other businesses’ parking spots, said Thompson. And don’t litter, Schnack said. “We never want our neighbors to feel uncomfortable we are a medical cannabis dispensary,” she added. Clubs like to keep foot traffic down. Harborside has a limit of two visits per day, to decrease traffic and diversion. Senesac also noted that BPG patients can’t purchase more than two ounces per day.

77 Ways To Know That You Are Way Too Stoned

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We’ve all been there. You smoke and you realize at some point that you got way higher than you thought you would or it creeps up on you and hits you all at once. Then you are past the point of no return. You instantly turn into a vegetable that will only move to get food or to make your way to your bed.  You still feel lovely though.

It happens to the best of us.  Here are 77 ways that I (or my friends) have experienced that let us know that we may have had too much that evening.

You know you are way too stoned when….

 

  1. You can’t hit your bowl cause it’s clogged with resin
  2. You light your cigarette the wrong way
  3. When you realize that the song you thought you were listening to ended ten minutes ago
  4. When you decide to found your own religion entirely based on the eating of Doritos
  5. You are tired of talking midway through a sentence
  6. Your bags are empty and you don’t know why
  7. When you find yourself at McDonald’s with no money because you spent it on weed
  8. When you say a joke to someone who originally said that same joke to you
  9. When you talk to your cat and get angry because it’s not replying
  10. When you talk to your cat and it actually is replyingstoned_545x408shkl
  11. If you play through just one level of a video game, then look over and find the clock has somehow skipped five hours
  12. When you cough up a lugie and it tastes like bong water
  13. When you stare at a TV that’s not even turned on because you don’t feel like turning it on
  14. You put your lighter in your mouth and try to light it with your bowl. (true story)
  15. When you put sentences together like George Bush
  16. When your friend tells you to roll another blunt, and half an hour later you wonder why no one’s smoking
  17. When you go to Wendy’s and pass out with your face in your french fries
  18. When you decide its a good idea to moon a police officer
  19. When everything is just a little too funny
  20. When walking to your kitchen seems like an epic journey
  21. When you start to do one thing, get distracted by another and never even remember that you started the original thing
  22. When you wake up still high and rush to work only to realize that this is your day off
  23. When you fall asleep 5 minutes after starting a moviesleep_545x377shkl
  24. When you stop at a stop sign and wait for it to turn green
  25. When you load a bowl without dumping the ash out of the last one, you cant pull a hit, and fuck up a bowl of good weed having to dump out a half burning bowl and watch it crumble into black powder
  26. You spend 30 minutes searching for something and then realize that it was in your hand all along
  27. You pour anything but milk into your cereal
  28. Someone says hi to you and you reply 45 minutes later because you just realize what they said
  29. You drive 40mph on the highway
  30. You drive 10mph on the street
  31. When you get excited because you beat your dog in a staring contest
  32. When you call to order a pizza, wait 2 hours and realize that you never actually ordered it
  33. When it takes you 10 minutes to figure out how to operate a seat belt
  34. When you go grocery shopping and the only thing you buy is pop rocks, nerds, and every single wonka candy you findc_545x398shkl
  35. When you just can’t stop coughing
  36. When you forget to put water in the bong
  37. When your bong is taller than your dog
  38. It takes you 25 minutes to roll a joint
  39. When the Taco Bell employees know you by name
  40. You’re eating something on your way home thinking about what you’re gonna eat when you get home
  41. When you start stealing friends lighters
  42. when you try to leave the house but had to go back in 6 times to individually retrieve your wallet, cell phone, lighter, keys, drink, and hat that you remembered to bring, one at a time
  43. You call burger king and ask if they deliver
  44. When you try to figure out ways to smoke the roaches
  45. When you misplace a 3 foot bong, that you just used
  46. When you don’t have anything to drink so you drink the juice from a can of fruit
  47. When you think everyone thinks you’re really stoned
  48. When you look like this….hearts18stoned_545x727shkl
  49. When you “accidentally” kiss your girlfriends sister thinking it was her
  50. You are out of weed so you try chewing on sticks and seeds
  51. Spend an hour trying to find a specific DVD only to realize you left it in the DVD player
  52. When you enjoy not being able to move
  53. When you’ve lost your lighter, again
  54. When you start a sentence and then half way through you forget what you were going to say
  55. When you swear you see police cars behind you and you haven’t even started the car yet
  56. When you forget where you put the rest of the weed or the dutch
  57. When you read a blog post and can’t even make it to number 57 in it without getting distracted by the fridge
  58. When you get lost in your own house
  59. When you have a baggie but no papers so you roll a joint with a page from the phone book
  60. When almost any song sounds good to you
  61. When you’ll eat just about anything4-guinea-pig_545x409shkl
  62. When you change your order at a drive thru like three times and end up with everything you asked for
  63. When you can’t say “Say No To Drugs” without laughing hysterically
  64. When you spend 4 hours walking 3 big circles around town just to find a good place to smoke more
  65. When you forget what you were watching during the commercial break
  66. You are late and stoned to everywhere you go
  67. When you watch your favorite TV show on mute while you listen to your iPod
  68. When you and your friends keep playing a crappy video game because no one feels like switching it
  69. When you wake up at 6………………………….. PM
  70. When you roll up a blunt, forget about it, and then find it a few days later and wonder where it came from
  71. When you cook after getting the munchies and you forget about your find and don’t find it until tomorrow
  72. When you get a board game and you are too lazy to read the directions so you make up your own rules
  73. When You Wait For 4:20 to hit..And its 4:29 before you realized you were sopposed to smoke 9 minutes ago..
  74. You accidentally light your hair on fire instead of the blunthair-on-fire_545x409shkl
  75. When you are at Jack in the Box and you don’t even remember how you got there
  76. You have or know someone who has done more than 20 things on this list
  77. You browse our blog every day, you’re our friend on facebook, you follow us on twitter, and you stop in daily to pick up bud & say hi to all of your favorite budtenders: Tino, Chelsea, Daniel, Rebecca and Jaclyn!

Hope everyone has a safe weekend! Stay safe & don’t forget to keep checking back for menu updates & new posts!

‘Bed Intruder’ Youtube Guy – Antoine Dodson – Busted for Marijuana

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Antoine Dodson in the “Bed Intruder Song” video from YouTube

​Antoine “Bed Intruder” Dodson, whose TV news rant against a would-be rapist became a viral music video and his expressway to stardom, appeared in an Alabama city court on Monday, facing marijuana possession charges along with four other misdemeanors.

Shortly after his court appearance, Dodson posted a series of defiant tweets poking fun at the proceedings, reports CNN.
“Court was bullshit,” said one tweet.
“Damn I didn’t kill anyone did I??? It’s Just weed!!! You know that stuff that grows like grass?? Yeah that! !!” said another tweet to his 37,000-plus followers.
“Damn!! I never been in jail except that time in grade school,” he tweeted. “You remember!!!”

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Dodson was pulled over for speeding Saturday night in Huntsville, Alabama, and was subsequently arrested. He was released a few hours later.
The 20-year-old became suddenly famous after one viewer turned his television news rant about a break-in at his sister’s apartment into a music video that went viral on the Internet. The video has received almost 20 million views on YouTube.
Dodson’s “hide your kids, hide your wife” rant against someone who climbed in his sister’s bedroom window caught the imagination of the public.
The hit, “Bed Intruder,” inspired multiple covers and parodies, including an a cappella version performed by university singing group.
Dodson grabbed his 15 minutes of fame with both hands, quickly capitalizing on his success with numerous TV appearances, including one at the 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards in October where he performed “Bed Intruder.”
“I don’t deserve to be here,” Dodson told reporters as he left the courtroom on Monday. “I never got in trouble for nothing in my life. I got pulled over in my Benz, Mercedes E-Class.”
Dodson is due back in court on July 19, according to CBS News.
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