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Tips for a First Time Marijuana User


icon  09 Jan, 2017  /  icon  0        Author: Anne Fred

Marijuana has had a dubious reputation in the past, and while people have become more aware of it in the recent years, many are intimidated by the drug. There’s a lot of misinformation out there so people find it difficult to determine whether marijuana is right for them. Here are some tips that a first time marijuana user or a person who wants to try marijuana medication and are hesitant to.

Research
Before you purchase marijuana, it’s important to do you research. There are many reliable sources on the Internet that provide authentic information on different strains, forms, effects, etc.; this helps you make a more well-informed decision. A brief search on Google will reveal a large collection of articles, videos, and infographics that you can freely access to get more information. You can also browse through blogs and articles on our website to know more. Here are some of the points you need to research before you commit to a purchase:

  • Types of strains and subspecies of marijuana, including different types of indica, sativa, and hybrids.
  • Different forms of consumables available, including flowers, oils, edibles, shatter, etc.
  • THC and CBD and their effects.
  • Levels of THC and CBD in different strains and types of marijuana.
  • The effect of different forms of marijuana on your specific medical condition.

How to Purchase Marijuana?
Once you’ve determined what kind of marijuana you require and have all the documentation, license, and prescriptions with you, you need to think about purchase. There are several ways you can go about it. Many people walk into their local collective, talk to the sales team, browse through the available products, and make a purchase in the dispensary. While that is a good plan, some people are hesitant to do so. Not many want to purchase marijuana in public and would prefer the privacy that online purchase offers.

Online dispensaries are quite reliable and will deliver your medication directly to your doorstep in unmarked packages. If you don’t want your neighbors to know, you can purchase your medication from a discreet online service. Here are some things you must keep in mind if you intend to purchase marijuana online:

  • Make sure that the website is legal and legitimate. A website that asks for ids, prescriptions, and permits, operates within the confines of the law and therefore will sell legal products.
  • The website will verify information before they accept you as a member of their collective. This can take some time and until the verification is complete, you won’t gain access to marijuana.
  • You can ask for assistance from customer service. Some websites might even offer a live-chat feature to ensure you get a quick response.

Best Ways to Consume It
Once you have your marijuana, you should determine when and how you’ll consume it. It’s a good idea to start slow and choose the mildest way to consume marijuana, which is through smoke. A joint is the best way to start because it’s easy, especially if someone teaches you how to roll the cannabis. You can also try smoking through the bowl. All you need to do is grind the marijuana, place it on the rim of the bowl, and light it.

That will produce enough smoke for you to inhale so all you need to do is breathe it in and hold the smoke for a short period of time. This will help you experience your first marijuana high safely.  Other forms of marijuana like edibles and shatters can be too intense for first time users and some people may end up consuming a little too much.

If you do consume more than you can handle, don’t panic; try to keep a level head. You might feel paranoid and panicked but bear in mind that it’s impossible to overdose when you’re on weed. All you need to do is put your marijuana away, sit back, and just drift for a while. Eventually, you’ll come down from the high and find yourself back in your regular mindset.

What You Can Expect
So what can you expect from your first experience with marijuana? It largely depends on the type of marijuana you smoke. Indica has comparatively high levels of THC so you’ll feel high, lazy, and relaxed. Experienced marijuana smokers will only consume indica in the evening or night time unless they intend to laze around during daytime. Sativa has low levels of THC and high levels of CBD. You’ll feel energetic and creative so it’s an ideal day-time medication. Here are some other things you can expect from marijuana:

  • You’ll feel hungry.
  • Your eyes and mouth will become dry.
  • The effect will last for about two hours.
  • Your perception of time will slow down.

If you choose the right marijuana, you’ll also get relief from any pain, anxiety, sleeplessness, etc, you might have. If you don’t feel the effects, feel free to smoke a little more to get the desired results.

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It’s a different Ball Game altogether for Legal Marijuana Growers in California

It’s a different Ball Game altogether for Legal Marijuana Growers in California


icon  21 Dec, 2016  /  icon  2        Author: Jack

Legal marijuana cultivators are driving a different kind of success in California. The decriminalization of recreational weed in California is forming a gold rush for warehouses to host weed grows. Investors don’t have a lot of options to directly cash in on California’s recent move to legitimize weed. Presently, there are no marijuana producing organizations publicly trading the substance. On the other hand, cannabis remains unlawful under the federal government. All the same, they wait in anticipation for a lift in the demand for warehouses as legitimate weed companies continue to look for space to cultivate their marijuana supply. In the coming few months, the demand for weed is expected to shoot up and that is why marijuana delivery companies are committed to increase the weed grows for a steady supply.

Company shares such as those of Rexford Industrial Realty Inc, Terreno Realty Corp and Prologis Inc that have enormous exposure to the market in California must benefit even if they do not lease to cannabis firms directly.  This is for the reason that, marijuana companies should pay above-set market rates for outmoded facilities that are ideally appropriate for the indoor cultivation of weed plants and for storing marijuana products as well. Apparently, this takes out some of the space in an already competitive market and pushing general rents higher than expected. Marijuana companies will find several distressed properties and still use them. In most cases, they will have the money to make payments for the same regardless of the cost. This way, it permits companies with contemporary facilities to even charge more. The real estate asset trusts for warehouses based in California are attractive to many investors.  This emerging demand is somewhat expected to be of great benefit to the owners.

In November 2016, California legalized recreational cannabis for adults. This achievement was first made in Colorado and Washington D.C. Other states that have passed recreational weed laws are Alaska, Oregon, Nevada and Massachusetts. The increasing demand for warehouse space in the state of California for cannabis-related firms comes as customers are searching for marijuana for sale online. Some of the retailers are placing another demand through the establishment of distribution centers. In 2014, the rent for warehouses increased by 10% in Colorado following the start of legal cannabis sales, according to CBRE, a real-estate data organization.  The First Industrial Realty Trust Inc. shares that at 5% of assets had the largest allocation of its portfolio in Colorado increased to 25% within the same year. This resulting figure was twice that of the broad S&P 500 Index.

Marijuana cultivated indoors is basically more consistent and contains a higher concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) than any other grown elsewhere. Well, the fund ownership is steadily increasing in a falling market. The number of funds with shares of warehouse companies in California is increasing as the wide real estate sector starts to slip. For instance the number of funds holding Prologis, which is the biggest warehouse REIT generally, has about 20% of its portfolio in California. According to the Morningstar data, this was an 11% increase over the last quarter of the year.  Fund ownership of Terreno and Rexford, smaller firms that have 20% or more of their portfolios in California increased by almost 2%. Generally, the MSCI U.S. REIT index has slipped by 4% over the last 3 months. This has occurred as investors left companies focused on dividends in search of higher rates of interest. The Rexford and Terreno shares are both up roughly at 9% and Prologis shares are also up at 4% over the same period of time even with lower yields compared to the 3.6% of the S & P Real Estate segment.

According to analysts, the increasing power of pricing from a highly competitive market must help the warehouse companies focusing on California to counter the rising rates of interests. The growth of rent is very robust and there is some occupancy that can be leased out at higher rates. As of now, about 90% of Rexford’s inventory has been given out for rent. Looking at the 96% lease for all warehouses located in Southern California, the company should get a stronger rent and a growth of occupancy more than its competitors.

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California Treasury Seeks Trump’s Guidance on Banking for Marijuana Business


icon  03 Dec, 2016  /  icon  2        Author: Paul

The state of California expects an increased growth in its marijuana industry and the need for participation in a banking system for this industry is much needed. Revenue from the cannabis industry in California is projected to the tune of $1 billion per annum and may even be more. With that in mind, John Chiang, the California Treasurer made an appeal to President-elect Trump to intervene and help the state’s $7 billion weed industry participate in the banking system controlled by the federal government. This is an issue that has been pending for years now even with two decades of medical marijuana legalization. The cannabis industry has not been able to join the national banking system because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Despite Californians being able to buy marijuana, the federal government considers it as a Schedule 1 drug and therefore, the reason why it has been locked out from participating in the banking sector.

The need for inclusion into the banking system has been further prompted by California voters who passed on Proposition 64 in the 2016 elections. As it stands now, marijuana is legal in California and is allowed for use both for medical and recreational purposes come 2018. The biggest problem now, however, is the manner in which the state will be able to collect the projected annual taxes of $1 billion from legal marijuana cultivation and sales. This is for the reason that marijuana businesses have had challenges to open bank accounts, getting insurance or even accessing loans from legal financing institutions. All these challenges narrow down to the conflict between state and federal regulations. Due to these differences, states where marijuana has been legalized face difficulties in collecting tax revenue, increased risk of dangerous crime and the inability of a lawful industry based on state law to participate in commerce and banking. These are some of the issues that Mr. Chiang addressed in his appeal to Trump.

Mr. Chiang expressed belief that California is able to come up with a system that will work in this coming one year. Its practicability will be proven through its ability to deal with the many other issues that are prevalent due to the conflict arising between the state and the federal governments. Further, he reiterated that the uncertainty concerning the position of Trump’s administration was posing another challenge. The California vote that passed Proposition 64 is believed to be a representation of the national legalization movement’s largest win throughout history. The new marijuana law will endeavor to at least theoretically tame a market that is a mix of legal, medical manufacturing, sales and huge illegitimate cultivations conducted through drug cartels.

Now that cannabis is criminalized at the federal level, Californians can’t tell the stance that will be taken by the Trump administration when it assumes office. Citizens can only wait and see what will become of their new marijuana economy and other cannabis-friendly states. Trump’s choice of Senator Sessions from Alabama as the attorney general is even worrisome. Sessions openly termed weed as an illegal substance leave alone the expressed desire to include the business in the national system of banking. Well, California is not alone and the ever increasing number of states joining in the reforms for marijuana is believed to put some pressure on the federal government to review its stand. In the list, are 28 other states and Washington, D.C. where cannabis is legalized for different reasons: medical or recreational or both. In some other states, marijuana business has formed a patchwork of tax and banking practices. In Oregon, officials established a fortified office installed with security cameras, bulletproof glass watched by armed guards. The building is meant for the collection of huge payments made in cash for the taxes imposed on marijuana. For Washington, D.C., most pot businesses are paying taxes through electronic means, which is a sign of much improved contact with bank accounts. The number of United States credit unions and banks willing to deal with marijuana money under Treasury Department directives given about two years ago is increasing, though they are usually smaller organizations.

Tax collectors in California, however, gave a report concluding that tax revenue from cannabis-related business may be made in cash terms because pot is not permitted at the federal level and businesses cannot access banking services. According to Chiang, the federal policies have not given certainty for financial organizations to provide access to the weed industry.  California could intensify the banking issue even more. Chiang resorted to forming a group to research on the banking issues that may be an impediment to the anticipated legal marijuana economy in California. Generally, California is prepared to treat marijuana just like alcohol. Currently, patients can even access medical marijuana for sale online. As the new law takes effect come 2018, adults aged 21 years and above will be able to possess a maximum of an ounce of weed along with other regulations. Hopefully, there will be a well established money system to support these operations.

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Defendants Set Free: Changes Experienced after the Marijuana Legalization Vote in California


icon  29 Nov, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Sam Wills

As anticipated, the effects of Proposition 64 are being experienced in California. After it was voted in, Proposition 64 became the recent development on marijuana reforms in California. Today, adults aged 21 years and above can now buy marijuana for recreational use in accordance with the stipulated regulations under this proposition. Very soon, any adult will be able to access marijuana online but for now, medical marijuana patients have continued to enjoy many more benefits even with the recent reforms. In San Francisco, one Chris Phillips has tasted the benefits that came with the vote for Proposition 64. Phillips is a cannabis entrepreneur in California who faced five criminal counts and possible imprisonment. He was accused of illegitimately cultivating marijuana at his home. This came following a police raid in June 2016. However, when voters in California legalized the recreational use of marijuana, what they did was simply erase a number of small-time marijuana-related crimes and reduced the punishments for bigger ones that include the cultivation, transportation and selling of cannabis.

The day after the 2016 elections was a defining moment for Phillips. While in the courtroom, his attorney Panzer together with the Alameda county prosecutors made a deal for him to plead guilty to only one of the offenses he was charged with.  This was a great sigh of relief for the 36 year old who has been running a number of marijuana farms, a medical marijuana delivery dispensary in Long Beach as well as an extract brand. By this time, he had been given a bond of 500,000 dollars.  With four children who didn’t like the company of policemen, Phillips said that his situation was stressing his family despite making his efforts to persuade them to feel at ease. Little did they know that further reforms were coming that would see their father free of most of the crimes he was charged with. The debates going on around Proposition 64 focused on how the move would allow adults to have marijuana for recreational purposes. It was also centered on the creation of taxed retail stores and making what has initially been a shadowy industry into a fully grown free-market allowing competition to thrive. However, the main motivation behind the legalization of cannabis was the increasing perception that punishing individuals for marijuana was ineffective in addressing the war on drugs. This is particularly because most of those who got arrested have excessively been people of color.

The effect of Proposition 64 is now being felt across the state of California. The judges from the California courts are now freeing lot of people who had pending cases, since nullified through the provisions of Proposition 64. Quite a number of them found in prison, or on parole or on probation are now starting to petition for a reduced term of their sentences.  At the same time, many Californians who have a rap sheet for marijuana can now clear their names.  These people will not have to worry anymore and in the near future, they will even be able to access marijuana for sale online in accordance to what has been provided through the new marijuana laws. Such are the changes that continue to creep in with time. California has not kept vivid records on marijuana-related crimes. However, the attorney general’s office confirmed that the police have made 8,866 weed-related crime arrests in 2015. Out of this number, 7,987 were adults while the rest were juvenile offenders. The crimes revolved around the cultivation, transportation and the sale of weed. On a rough estimate, about 2000 of the inmates in prison and in jail are affected by the passing of Proposition 64. These sentiments were shared by the Drug Policy Alliance, a change organization that facilitated the sponsorship for the reforms initiative. According to the Legislative Analysts’ Office of California, Proposition 64 could lead to an increased savings by the courts to the tune of millions of dollars per annum.

Joe Rogoway, an attorney practicing in San Francisco and in North Bay as well says that they have been getting a lot of calls concerning this matter on a daily basis. Rogoway, who is also a specialist in Cannabis Law says that he is happy to get these opportunities to help people in the court. The changes are quite many and intense. For instance, the illegal cultivation of a single cannabis plant used to be a crime that was punishable by the law attracting an imprisonment of up to three years. Today, that is gone because it is no longer a crime, made possible through Proposition 64. Many other crimes have also been downgraded or deleted. Yes, weed users will now be able to buy marijuana online without the fears that have been there in the past. This has been a great development in California.

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President Obama will Soften Federal Stands on Marijuana by Reclassifying it


icon  27 Nov, 2016  /  icon  2        Author: Paul

President Obama may sign an executive order before leaving office that will change marijuana’s listing under federal laws. During his reign, President Nixon signed an order in 1970 that listed Marijuana as a Schedule 1 Drug. Drugs in this class have no accepted medical use and are considered to have a high potential for abuse. The federal laws have remained the same since President Nixon signed the order but state governments have had the liberty to create their own laws on marijuana use. Nearly half of the states in the US have legalized marijuana for medical use with others allowing it for recreational purposes. Recent marijuana reforms happened during the November 2016 election. Most of the states allow qualified patients to buy marijuana from registered and licensed dispensaries for medical use.

Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule 1 Drug among other substances such as heroin, peyote, ecstasy, methaqualone, and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Gary Johnson who ran for the presidency in 2016 under a Libertarian ticket speculates that President Obama may sign an order to list marijuana as a schedule II drug. The President may sign the order before leaving office in January 20, 2017. The order will reverse President Nixon’s order and pave way for further reforms on medical marijuana. The order will not affect the power of the states to establish contrary laws. State governments can restrict marijuana cultivation, use, and distribution in their jurisdiction even if federal laws allow its use.

Johnson argues that President Obama should have signed such an order earlier in his term and predicts that he might do it as the last thing on his way out. Schedule II drugs are defined as substances, chemicals, or drugs with a high abuse potential. Their use may lead to physical dependence or severe psychological consequences. Hence, the drugs are dangerous and require a prescription from a certified physician. Some of the drugs listed in this class include cocaine, methadone, Vicodin, oxycodone, methamphetamine, and hydromorphone among others.

One of the reasons why Gary Johnson predicts that the Obama administration will take this move is the recent decision to pardon 79 felons who were convicted of drug offenses. The President commuted all their offenses. President Obama has exceeded the number of felons that ten of his predecessors pardoned in their tenure. The recent commutations increased the number of pardons by the Obama administration to more than 1,000. Another indication that the president may sign the order is the Drug Enforcement Administration’s response to states that have legalized medical marijuana. The Administration has not taken any action against states that have legalized cannabis even for recreational use.

During Obama’s administration, the DEA adopted a policy to ignore marijuana offenses. Gary Johnson proposes that the president should remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances completely. Such a move will allow states to make laws that regulate and legalize marijuana based on their views and those of the voters. Removing the federal control over marijuana will improve access to medical marijuana because new dispensaries will be established across the country. Consequently, certified patients will order marijuana online or directly from dispensaries easily.

During the presidential campaign, the democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton proposed an order to change marijuana’s classification from Schedule 1 to Schedule II. Speculations are that the new president-elect, Donald Trump may not reclassify the drug. Trump picked Jeff Sessions as the Attorney General. Sessions does not believe that the war on drugs is over and may not agree to reclassify marijuana. The proponents of reclassifying marijuana argue that the policy to control marijuana use is among the failed policies. Jailing users for buying marijuana without any victimization or coercion is unjustified.

President Obama may pardon marijuana users just as he has pardoned so many black and white drug offenders. The president has also changed the nation’s position on marijuana use. President Obama observed that alcohol is more dangerous than marijuana and that the Justice Department has not stopped any state from legalizing marijuana in its jurisdiction. The President gave the views earlier in August 2016 while removing barriers to marijuana research. The Obama administration introduced a new policy that would increase the supply of cannabis to researchers significantly. The University of Mississippi has been the only institution allowed to grow marijuana for research. The new policy would increase the number of institutions that are allowed to grow marijuana.

Expanding the research on medical uses of marijuana will help scientists improve the effectiveness of the drug in treating the qualified medical conditions. Many states have legalized medical marijuana for diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and Crohn’s diseases among other conditions. However, there is limited research to support the claim that marijuana relieves the conditions. President Obama’s decision to support marijuana research will change this position. The Obama administration has indirectly supported the legalizing of medical marijuana by failing to stop states that legalize it and supporting research on its medical uses. The decisions and the high number of commutations for drug offenders point to the possibility that the president will officially reclassify marijuana before leaving office.

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More Reforms on Medical Marijuana are Expected through Improved Access


icon  26 Nov, 2016  /  icon  3        Author: Anne Fred

When medical marijuana became legal, patients began accessing medical marijuana at dispensaries, by using their doctors’ recommendation. However, many patients who qualify for medical marijuana are not able to access the Cannabis through the current system of marijuana delivery due to laws and regulations. The number of registered physicians who can certify patients to access medical marijuana is small, compared to the thousands of patients who qualify for the drug. More reforms are required to allow nurse practitioners and other medical practitioners to certify patients. The State Department of Health has announced that the reforms would be implemented to help patients easily access medical marijuana therapies.

In New York, Patients can only buy marijuana from the doctors registered under the medical marijuana program in New York. Only 739 registered physicians were in this program by November 7, 2016, while the registered patients were 9,852. The total number of practicing physicians in the state of New York is 74,792. The statistics show that a very small percentage of practicing physicians in the state is dispensing medical marijuana. The state Department of Education released figures in July showing that the state had 18,816 nurse practitioners. The figure includes nurses in all specialties. The move to include the nurse practitioners will help patients in underserved areas access medical cannabis.

About 20 counties in New York do not have any registered physicians to dispense medical marijuana. Some of the underserved areas include Ulster, Orange, and Sullivan counties. The three counties have 21 registered doctors. If the proposed reforms are implemented, access to marijuana in these areas will improve. Orange County has 347 nurse practitioners, Sullivan County has 56 while Ulster County has 127 nurse practitioners. The health department has also proposed further reforms that will help patients identify registered physicians. The department intends to make a public listing of all physicians that are licensed to certify patients for medical cannabis.

A similar listing of all registered physicians exists but only physicians have access to this list. The public listing will only include physicians who are willing to have their names and contact info publicized. The public listing may take a while but patients can get referrals for medical marijuana online by contacting the doctors registered at potexam.com. The site has practicing physicians based throughout the United States. The site was launched in California and now includes Doctors for almost every state.

Hundreds of qualified patients visit websites to buy marijuana online or book an appointment with a registered physician. About 500 patients book appointments via the site every month in California only. A similar number books appointments from other states every month. The number is still small compared to the number of qualified patients. However, the traffic to the site is an indication that patients would benefit if a higher number of registered physicians were accessible online. The proposed public listing will also increase the number of patients that order marijuana online. Meanwhile, the site should market its services to increase the number of registered physicians on its list.

If the health department implements the proposed reforms to include nurse practitioners in the medical marijuana programs, registered nurses should also be accessible online. The department can prepare a different listing for registered nurse practitioners. Alternatively, the health department can prepare a comprehensive public listing that includes registered physicians and nurses. Another necessary reform that will improve access to medical cannabis is adding more conditions to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. The state health department may include chronic pain in the list, which will help thousands of patients who are living with severe chronic pain.

Other medical conditions that the state should consider including in the list of qualifying medical conditions are anxiety, fibromyalgia, depression, and post-traumatic stress syndrome. Including these conditions in the list will improve the effectiveness of the state’s medical cannabis program. The health department is also considering including physician assistants in the program. The assistants will be allowed to certify patients to access medical marijuana therapies. However, the supervising physicians must be registered in the medical marijuana program for their assistants to participate in the program.

Allowing physicians’ assistants and nurses to certify patients will strengthen the medical marijuana program in all states. Other reforms under consideration include allowing the licensed medical marijuana dispensaries to deliver marijuana to patients at home. The marijuana delivery service will benefit patients who qualify for the drug but are bedridden. The service will also benefit qualified patients who live in counties and cities with few or no marijuana dispensaries. Such patients travel for long distances to access the drug. For instance, Ulster County has only one licensed marijuana dispensaries while the entire state has 14 dispensaries. The dispensaries can serve more patients in the state through home delivery services.

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A Tax Break on Medical Marijuana? It’s not yet a Done Deal for Patients in California


icon  21 Nov, 2016  /  icon  2        Author: Jack

Recent marijuana developments in California have seen medical marijuana patients enjoy tax relief on their marijuana products. However, it looks like this tax break will not last for long as debates around the issue continue. State leaders are on the forefront seeking to reverse this recent ruling that allowed marijuana patients not to pay any taxes. According to the state leaders, the state would lose millions of money on annual basis if that ruling is not reverted. In a bid to make sure that the state does not lose this money, the leaders are seeking to have a legislative fix through the Attorney General. Led by Fiona Ma, the chairperson of the Board of Equalization, the leaders are looking for a more definitive ruling that will make sure that the state gains from all proceeds coming from the sale of marijuana.

The state board had sent notice to anyone with a recommendation from a doctor to use marijuana not to pay taxes. Therefore, any person in possession of a county-issued marijuana card classifying them as a patient was free from making any other payments after paying for their weed. These reforms targeting marijuana patients were largely influenced by the changes that came in with Proposition 64 that was passed during the 2016 elections. However, there seems to be some discontent coming from the state leadership. Leaders believe that it is not a wise idea to let medical cannabis patients go free without paying taxes. The already established medical marijuana regulations for patients are believed to be enough to help them use marijuana for their health condition. Proposition 64 was a big win for the advocates of marijuana reforms because Californians can now use marijuana for recreational purposes. However, it was not all about using cannabis for pleasure: marijuana for medical reasons was also addressed through it. However, the latest tax break may seem to destabilize these reforms should the state feel that it’s becoming more of a burden to the government.

The decriminalization of marijuana and its use was largely voted in for different reasons. For one, it was a big win for the users who don’t have to worry about smoking weed as long as they abide by the stipulated laws and regulations. On the part of the authorities, marijuana was a big business believed to accrue a lot of financial benefits to the state. Therefore, the opponents of the recently enacted bill requiring medical cannabis patients not to pay taxes feel that it is a big blow to one of the reasons that prompted some to support marijuana legalization. In this measure, all marijuana sales coming from both medical and recreational weed were supposed to include an excise tax of 15% beginning from January 1, 2018. However, the initiative let off medical weed patients in possession of county ID cards from paying the regular sales tax imposed by the state. This regular tax is in the range of 7.5-10% in all the cities in of California.

From the look of things, there seems to be a loop hole. Ideally, Proposition 64 did not define when the reduction of the sales tax for medical cannabis patients in California would be implemented. Some of the State Board of Equalization staff members were explicitly opposed to Proposition 64. Led by this group, the State Board of Equalization made a ruling that the exemption of medical marijuana patients from paying taxes started to work for them from November 9, 2016. However, this was not a welcome decision by those who drafted Proposition 64. According to them, this was a ridiculous decision. They further reiterated that the ruling seeking to free medical marijuana patients from paying taxes was a direct contradiction to the measures taken with the intent of generating state revenue from tax imposed on marijuana.

The chairperson of the Board of Equalization, Ma said that the tax exemption for the marijuana patients was not intended to begin until the 15% excise duty was in force. This was the measure that was taken to make sure that the state will not lose any revenue. Working along with other advocates of Proposition 64 and state leaders, Ma said that they are pushing for changes on the policy. A spokesman for Governor Jerry Brown however, did not comment on the Board of Equalization. On the other side of things, Ma believed that the tax relief would end suddenly should the Attorney General weigh in. Again, she said that if they had to wait for the State Senate and State Assembly to address the matter, even with this emergency bill, this could go up to the next legislative period starting in January 2017.

The good news for medical marijuana patients on this tax break may therefore be short-lived should the decision to reverse the law take effect. Until then, patients can only hope that the new propositions will not adversely affect them.

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What the New Trump Presidency means to the Marijuana Industry


icon  09 Nov, 2016  /  icon  11        Author: Paul

Players in the marijuana industry have been following the presidential campaigns and election keenly because of the implications of the new presidency to the industry. After a heated campaign period, Trump has won the presidency. The win is good news for his supporters and the marijuana industry as well. Trump has never held a public office before and hence it has been hard for law reformers to predict his move on the legalization of marijuana. However, many legal analysts believe that he will think like a businessman and legalize the drugs because of the high revenues that the industry generates every year. States such as California that have legalized cannabis for medical use have benefited from high tax revenues and low costs of law enforcement.

Trump’s stand on legalization of marijuana has been slippery, which is understandable because of the implications of such laws. However, his responses to questions on the issue and his comments during campaigns indicate that he may support legalization of the drug, especially for medical use. Financial analysts predict $6.7 billion in profits from the industry in 2016. It is unlikely that Trump will ignore such a high income for the country. In one interview at The O’Reilly Factor, Trump revealed his reason for not giving a straight forward on his support or lack of support of marijuana legalization. The drug has negative effects on the user’s health.

Trump issued public statements in the 1990s proposing legalization as the way to win the war on drugs. Many state laws prohibit the use of marijuana especially for recreational purpose but the number of drugs users continues to increase in most states every year. The new president-elect has not denied his position during his campaigns. However, he has been more inclined to legalizing marijuana for medical use and has publicly declared his one hundred percent support for such laws. Trump believes that medical marijuana helps patients with serious health conditions. This could be one of the reasons why he thinks legalizing the drug is good in some ways.

Another reason why Trump’s presidency is good for the marijuana industry is his stand on job creation. During the campaigns, Trump has indicated consistently that he intends to create 25 million jobs to revive the US economy. In the year 2015, the marijuana industry created about 200,000 new jobs. The annual revenue from legal cannabis is expected to increase to $21.8 billion by 2020. Trump is likely to consider the industrial contribution to his promise of creating new jobs and achieving higher levels of economic growth. Allowing the legalization of cannabis in many more states will increase the number of new jobs that the industry creates annually.

One of the issues that Trump has raised in his presidential campaigns and debates is high government spending. The federal and state governments have been spending billions of dollars on the war on drugs. For instance, in the year 2010, the federal government spent $15 billion while local and state governments spent an additional $25 billion in enforcing drug laws. Part of the spending goes to maintaining overcrowded prisons. Trump has criticized previous governments for superfluous spending. Hence, he may cut off the spending on drug enforcement if he will deliver all his campaign promises.

Trump has indicated before that Americans are unwilling to do anything about the war on drugs because enforcement has proved ineffective. The only rational alternative is to legalize the drug. While it is still early to predict what Trump presidency will do about the war on drugs, there are undeniable signs that Trump is likely to support law reformers on making cannabis legal. Cannabis growers, distributors, and users have every reason to celebrate Trump’s win.

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Medical Marijuana Regimen for Kidney Stones Patients


icon  03 Nov, 2016  /  icon  9        Author: Paul

One of the common diseases known to inflict pain in a patient’s body is kidney stones. Many women and men suffer from this condition. Additionally, there is an increasing number of these patients every year. This has largely been contributed by the diets people take nowadays. In the United States, about 10% of the population will have a kidney stone in the course of their life. It has also been reported that over a million people make trips to hospitals for kidney stone related complications. Owing to this state of affairs, a number of patients have turned to the use of medical marijuana to treat kidney stones. The latest buzz in medicine is centered on the proposition that medical cannabis can treat this condition. The only question has been: what is the effectiveness of the method?

Kidney Stones! What are they?
Well, a proper application of the benefits of marijuana requires a good knowledge of the condition that needs intervention. Ideally, kidney stones result from an increased content of crystal-forming substances such as oxalate, uric acid and calcium. They become solids when they cannot be diluted anymore by the fluid contained in urine. Kidney stones also forms when urine does not contain enough substances that prevent such crystals from sticking together. This kidney problem can be caused by high sodium diets, dehydration and a poor lifestyle.

So, how do you tell that you have kidney stones and that you can consider visiting a cannabis dispensary for treatment? Here are common kidney stones symptoms: acute pain in the groin area, back, ribs and/or lower abdomen, Nausea, a brown, cloudy, red or brown urine color, high frequency of urinating. Having encountered these symptoms, some of the patients have turned to the medical use of marijuana for a solution and apparently, there have been positive results.

Medical Benefits of Marijuana on Kidney Stones
Kidney stones illness is a serious condition and may require surgery in some cases. There are quite a number of options to address the situation including allowing the stones to go through the urinary tract with the help of large intakes of water. However, in recent times, uses of medical marijuana have extended to the treatment of this condition. Cannabis is one of the home remedy used by patients in the treatment of kidney stones. There are medical professionals who are now prescribing medical cannabis for the treatment of this kidney condition. Even though it is an unconventional approach, it has worked and many now believe that it is a viable regimen.

The main relief through Medical Marijuana
The administration of treatment in every kind of illness is aimed at dealing with certain signs and symptoms. For medical uses of marijuana, the focus has been in the treatment of pain and the management of nausea amongst kidney stones patients. This condition leads to back pain and owing to the pain relieving characteristics of medical cannabis, healing can be attained through its proper use. Other benefits can be realized in the event that the patient feels nauseated. California medical marijuana dispensaries particularly in San Francisco have reported patients who have used marijuana for the treatment of kidney stones. According to one Aden Patrick, patients have reported positive response from the harsh side effects of the condition after taking medical marijuana. Ideally, most patients have opted for natural home remedies and apparently, marijuana is taking the lead among these solutions. Cannabis is helpful in the treatment of kidney stones owing to its analgesic properties and deals with pain just like the common aspirin would do. It has muscle-relaxing properties that are very useful to the strained urinary tubes. With a decreased number of spasms, patients are most likely going to experiene less pain.

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Business in the USA gets Tougher with Medical Marijuana: Here is why?


icon  18 Oct, 2016  /  icon  3        Author: David

The fact that 26 states allow the sale of cannabis does not change things for those in the medical marijuana business. This is because the federal law does not in itself allow the sale of marijuana. Even though it does not prosecute those that are licensed by the state, some lawyers, investors and accountants still cannot act against the federal law. This leaves the whole situation even more complicated and tricky. One Pete Kadens, a partner based in Chicago recorded the difficulties that they face when making simple financial transactions. He states that even the most straightforward transactions suddenly become very complicated where medical marijuana is involved. Mr. Kadens is a partner with the Green Thumb Industries which operates two dispensaries and two cannabis cultivation sites in Illinois. He also claimed that it took them four months to open a bank account which normally takes a day.

These complaints have been raised by several dealers and the number is an adequate sample to represent those involved in medical marijuana business. Mr. Tim McGraw who is the founder and president of Downers Grove-based Revolution Enterprises also has his side of the story. He said that all their transactions however minor must be audited by the bank. It is now close to impossible to get a traditional mortgage from a bank. Taxes have become another thorn in the flesh for those doing the weed business. Even though the Federal government has put anti-marijuana laws in place, it has written tax rules to govern those who still sell it. These laws cover all other prohibited drugs. Anyone dealing in such drugs cannot make usual business deductions and this means that taxes go over 50%. Lawyer Hilary Bricken says that the tax situation is not expected to change any time soon.

The medical law in Illinois has been noted to be one of the most restrictive. This is because only forty conditions have been approved for medical marijuana treatment. The main issue is that chronic pain is not among those conditions and this is definitely a big blow. A great percentage of patient bases are made up of those with chronic pains. Consequently, if one doesn’t offer treatment for chronic pain then their client base suffers a great deal. One judge has however ordered that the state should include migraines in the list. Due to lifestyle changes, most people suffer migraines almost daily. Convectional medication has not been very effective in treating this condition. Medical marijuana could be the solution that has been sought for long. Even though Mr. Bricken is practicing towards the cannabis law, his hopes on the situation are not very high.

As at 30th September, the state had only approved 11000 patients to purchase marijuana for medication. This figure was way below the anticipations of the growers and distributers. As it stands, the state seemingly gets more benefits from the medical marijuana business than the growers and distributers. From the growers, the state collects 7% fee and 1% sales tax from the retailers. When businesses apply for cultivation licenses, they each pay a certain amount as application fee. Then out of all the applicants, those who win are again required to pay a permit fee that has to be renewed every year. Those seeking dispensary licenses also go through the same. However, Jack Campbell seems to have a positive view of the situation all together. Being the one who oversees medical marijuana program in Illinois, he says that there is progress. He has urged all to be patient since this is a new program that must take time to be established.

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The Medical Benefits of Cannabis


icon  11 Oct, 2016  /  icon  5        Author: Paul

Over 25 states now having legalized marijuana for medical use so it would seem prudent to be educated on the medical benefits of cannabis. This is not just a legalized way to perpetuate a bad drug habit. As more and more research is developed, more medical benefits are being discovered.

As with any discipline, understanding the terminology leads to greater wisdom and acceptance with less preconceived prejudices. Medical Marijuana is described as the unprocessed whole plant, or its main extracts utilized in such a way as to treat a disease or a symptom. As of 2015, the FDA has not approved the use of the marijuana plant as medicine.

The main chemical in the marijuana plant is what is known as cannabinoids. The use of these extracts in chemicals is found in two medications that are currently in pill form and approved by the FDA. So the trend is to continue with the clinical trials with a very large group of human beings to determine the benefits and risks.

The term cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical that is associated with delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This THC is marijuana’s main mind-altering ingredient. However, that is just the beginning. The marijuana plant also has within its structure over 100 other cannabinoids. When used improperly, it is the combination of all these cannabinoids that have led to some serious health abuse issues.

Consequently, as with any other plant-derived drug or extract, understanding the proper use and learning more on how to harness the natural benefits of this amazing plant will lead to human benefits. So the two main extracts, CBD and THC is the focus now.

Uses of CBD and THC

As a cannabinoid, CBD use as a medical benefit of cannabis has been researched! Here is a brief list.

  • Does not alter the mind or affect behavior
  • Can be useful in reducing pain
  • Can be useful in reducing inflammation
  • Has been researching to help control epileptic seizures
  • Oddly enough can help treat mental illness and addictions.

THC has been researched to help in the following areas.

  • Increase appetite
  • Reduce Nausea
  • Decrease pain and inflammation
  • Help in muscle control problems

As more research is being performed, it is important to accept the fact this is still a plant that is not easy to research. It is known as a schedule-1 drug.  This means that they are classified under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) of 1970. Being a schedule-1 drug classifies medical marijuana as a drug with high risk and very little offsetting benefits. It is a high-risklow-reward drug by classification.

As a result, the will to put the money into it for research does not produce the return on potential investment partly because of this schedule-1 classification. The consequences of this are that anecdotal evidence is more widespread than actual scientific proof. The use of Marijuana then for medical benefits of cannabis has created more of a situation that one is not sure what they are getting.

In an article by Business Insider in 2014, it was stated that “only 6% of studies on marijuana analyze its medicinal properties”.  Even with that, there have been studies that have shown that marijuana can also be used to treat Glaucoma and reverse carcinogenic effects associated with smoking tobacco.

Within the properties of CBD, it actually can help stop the spread of cancer through its ability to turn off the Id-1 gene. Decreasing anxiety, slowing down Alzheimer’s disease, pain management is, even more, uses that have been scientifically researched.

One could say that we are just at the tip of the iceberg in the good sense of discovering all the benefits of medical cannabis. It is not just about smoking the plant. It is being able to discover the various human benefits from the extracts of this wonderful plant that will lead to improving the quality of life for more people throughout the world.

 

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A Layman understands of the difference between Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa and why it’s important.


icon  27 Sep, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Paul

The last time I bought Marijuana was after I returned from Vietnam in 1972. My only thought was could I trust the seller and was it good enough to get high on. My choices were dictated as much by cost as it was on quality. Typically, we had Mexican, Panamanian or some that the seller claimed to be from Thailand. One never knew really what you were getting and only by going home and smoking it would you know if you received quality for your money. Home or laboratory grown was virtually unheard of at that time as acquiring seeds was a daunting task.

As many people may have in their youth smoked Marijuana (cannabis) recreationally now find themselves requiring Medical Marijuana for health reasons they suddenly find that it is not just a matter of looking to your local connection to purchase something to get you buzzed. You are now seeking a product to save your life or to enhance the quality of your life.

Today we need to look to individual growers and suppliers such as the Pot Valet to provide us this much-needed product and information. Growers such as Pot Valet offer the most common strains and have also moved into the Cannabis Hybrid market that has proven to deliver the best of both the Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa plants in entirely new strains. This allows the grower to cross breed the plants to produce the best product to address specific medical issues.

So I will attempt in this article to help you understand today’s market in Medical Marijuana and the choices that you have when purchasing it.

The Medical Marijuana products are broken down into three main categories or strains of the plant. Each one has different qualities and offers different degrees of benefit to the user. Choosing the correct product for you is a lot like shopping for fresh produce or fresh flowers. Each person has his own preference and you look for something that appeals to your taste. You look for color, aroma, and texture that you find appealing. We will discuss two of those strains in this article.

It is important that you understand the effects of each strain as a medical product to treat the symptoms you have and the other effects that come along with the medical relief. Your day to day schedule will dictate what you choose because the effects can be diametrically different. One strain may make you want to crash on the couch and binge on popcorn and Netflix while another may give you a feeling of need to get busy and do something.

1st Let’s learn the different strains by name and the history of its development. Through genetic manipulation and cross plant pollination, individual growers such as the Pot Valet have produced unique strains of each product.
Cannabis Indica:

In 1785, a famous biologist published a description of a species of Cannabis, named Cannabis Indica. Discovered in the Hindu Kush mountain range was a hearty cannabis plant that can seem to be able to grow in almost any climate condition.

Cannabis Indica resembles a tall bush with wide fat leaves primarily dark green with a hint of purple at the edges. Usually, cone-shaped, bushy, densely branched plant with dark green, broad fat leaves often times tinged with purple. Indica has a shortened flowering growth life because of its chlorophyll content. Making this a favorite for indoor cannabis cultivation because of its bush-like growth patterns and for the outdoor growers they benefit from an early flowering season.

Cannabis Sativa:
Sativa has its first evidence of historical roots in Asia, the Middle East, China and parts of North Africa.

There is a vast recorded history of Cannabis being used as a source of strong fiber, oil, food, and medicine. There is early evidence of it being used for medicinal purposes as ointments, potions, and teas. The paper was another product that was made from Cannabis. If you have every rolled a joint from a good strain of Marijuana you would have noticed it was high in oil content. This allowed Cannabis to also provide many essential oils. I have been told the seeds are a good source of protein however, for now; it is just hearsay to me.

Growing wild in nature the Cannabis Sativa plant can grow and invade like weeds. Sativa plants are quite tall, sparsely branched and tend to have long, narrow leaves. Better grown outdoors as they can reach heights of up to 20 feet. The time necessary for the flowering stage usually spans 9 to 15 weeks. The buds grow long and narrow, and not too densely packed. The bud may be tinted slightly purple if it was grown in a cooler climate a warmer climate may produce a dark orange or even red tint.

Now that you understand a bit about the history of the two main strains of Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa and its growing properties you need to make a decision which one is best for your situation.

Cannabis Indica is thought to be the better hereditary qualities for restorative cannabis due to development periods and unrivaled inebriants. Today, a therapeutic cannabis cultivator can deliver any qualities required for a specific kind of pharmaceutical. An illustration is an amnesia, better treated with a cerebral high that a substantial headed body stone buzz, in this manner a producer can pick certain hereditary attributes suited to particular restorative conditions.

Some alleviation has been found for Anxiety, Insomnia, Pain and Muscle Spasms.

Cannabis Sativa hereditary control has brought about a greater amount of an inebriant use. The cerebral impacts of sativa now prompt medicinal achievements for side effects like amnesia and low vitality levels.

Some alleviation can be found for Depression, ADD, Fatigue and Mood Disorders.

Cannabis Sativa my influence heart rate, circulatory strain, and transient memory.

Cultivators, for example, Pot Valet have additionally moved into the Cannabis Hybrid market that has demonstrated to convey the best of both plants in an altogether new strain. This permits the cultivator to breed the plants to create the best item to address particular therapeutic issues.

Sativa and Indica have been reproduced together for quite a long time making energizing new cross-breed strains of cannabis with fabulous individual hereditary traits. The decision of cannabis hereditary qualities develops each day.

I will address the Cannabis Hybrid products available at Pot Valet in my next article

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Should I be in the Marijuana Business or just a supplier?


icon  14 Sep, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Paul

With the advent of more and more states legalizing the production, delivery and dispensing of marijuana, one would think that it is a very profitable business in a free market. Sure, maybe the black market was to some degree taken out of the equation this does not remove the principles of supply and demand.

As more and more people are jumping in to grow the product and deliver it to the dispensary it will result in too much supply and not enough demand. This will force the price of the product down. So those who simply love the product and are not interested in profit, they can grow their own or enjoy the price benefits of an oversupply! This appears to be the case in Oregon and Washington State.

It should be noted that in the United States it is still a Federal Crime to grow and sell marijuana. This is true even if it is legal in your state for both recreational and medical purposes. So it would be well advised to follow the laws of your state before investing time and money in growing, delivering and dispensing marijuana.
All states that have legalized it have laws in place. Some even limit the number of licenses that will be issued every year. It is best to look at your states laws and get an attorney to help you in starting. It also includes the type of marijuana business – are you wholesaling to dispensaries or retailing?

If you take Colorado for example, if you grow more than 6 plants or produce more than 2 ounces, you have to get the license. It will require a separate city and state license with additional license depending on if it is recreational or medical operation.

As with any business, you need to do your research. Do not assume that you will get rich overnight or at all. It is still market forces. So what is the cost to open up a marijuana store? One source has it at a low end of about $43,000 to a high end of about $135,000. One has to consider the long-term return on investment.

This is similar to the gold rush in the 1800’s in America. There were a few that became wealthy by striking gold, and there were much more who became wealthy supplying picks and shovels to the want to be minors. Maybe it would be advisable to look at all aspects of this business, see what your niche is. Supplying the paraphernalia that goes with marijuana industry or even being an information source such as a marijuana membership website might be a good alternative. A good example is Medical Marijuana Business News. They have a handbook you can buy.
Whatever you decide, enjoy the product if that is your choice in life. We are just glad that governments are starting to realize it should be a choice.

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What Happens If Cannabis Is Legalized For Recreational Use?


icon  31 Aug, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Paul

In November, Californian lawmakers are due to make a vote on Proposition 64, which calls for the complete decriminalization of marijuana for both recreational and medical use.

Whilst there is already a new system that is being put into place to regulate those who grow the plant for legitimate medical purposes including the sale and manufacturing of marijuana products, it is thought that a positive outcome for the vote will result in similar regulations for the recreational pot industry.

What Would It Mean For California?
It is likely that there won’t be much that will change when it comes to cannabis dispensaries across the state. There will probably be two separate counters for customers. Those who are purchasing the substance for recreational use would use one counter and those who have been prescribed it will need to use the other.

Similar regulations would probably come into force as are already in place for medical marijuana too. Cannabis used for recreation would need to be tested and the sales would need to be taxed.

It would be likely that California’s economy would boom. As we can see from Colorado’s figures, recreational sales in the Colorado area accounted for 60 to 70% of all customers for marijuana in 2012. The legalization of recreational cannabis in Colorado not only increased the number of people who used the drug for recreational purposes, but the figures for medical marijuana patients also saw a massive increase. It is possible that California would see a rise in the number of medical marijuana patients too. This would be great for the state’s economy.

Benefits For Patients
If you’re a medical marijuana patient in California who enjoys simply sampling a little cannabis infused chocolate before you go to bed to help you sleep, legalization could have some benefits for you. You’ll not need to wait until your doctor says you can use it before making your purchase. This will remove the hassle for those who use medical marijuana very infrequently. You will also save money as you wont need to keep visiting your doctor to get a recommendation.

Other Benefits
Those who have previously received a criminal penalty for a cannabis related offense will see their record cleared. If you’ve been struggling to find a job because of that minor drug offense lurking on your shoulders, you would be cleared with legalization.

Those who need to carry a medical ID card to prove that they are legally allowed to use a higher dose of marijuana for their medical needs will no longer be held to extortionate fees. The proposition would cap the maximum charge of ID at $100. At the moment, states can charge whatever they wish.

There are plenty of great benefits to residents of California when it comes to complete legalization. Both patients and lawmakers should look at the bigger picture and consider the benefits that could come from legalization before making their mind up about their position on the vote.

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My Funniest Marijuana Delivery Story


icon  20 Aug, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Paul

Delivering marijuana isn’t exactly a job that many people have across America.  With the federal government still keeping strict laws on the use of marijuana, many people, even those in states where marijuana is legal, do not feel that they should order it in case people think badly of them or in case they end up breaking a law.  Because of that, you don’t really see many funny pot delivery stories, so here, I’ll share a funny moment or two with you.

Bush Baby
There was the time I took a pot delivery to a client quite late at night. I didn’t think much of the late night order, after all, I deliver until midnight every day that I work.  This time however, I was not prepared for what happened.

As I approached the address and thought to myself what a nice home it was, I heard a noise from the bushes beside the garden path.  I looked over and to my amazement, there was a man there.  He motioned to me to come over so I did – with some caution.

“Put it over there” he hissed in a loud whisper like he was trying not to draw attention to himself.  I looked over to where he was pointing and I saw a drain chute that was just the right size for the parcel I was holding to fit.  I did as instructed and then he signaled to me to come back.

I went over to him so that he could sign for the delivery and as he was signing, he quietly explained that he was staying over at his mothers, who didn’t approve of marijuana use.  The guy was a frequent visitor at his mother’s home and would stay there for a few days at a time, so when he’d run out of his marijuana edibles, he’d order some more late at night after she’d gone to sleep and wait in the bushes for the delivery so that his mother would never find out.

I was amazed.  Now that was pretty funny.  But it wasn’t the funniest story.  I’m just getting you warmed up.

Don’t Order Pot When You’re Drunk
Whilst many medical marijuana users are sensible about making their orders, we do have the odd one or two that make their order when they’re really drunk, late at night.  There was one time, where one particular customer must have drank the entire liquor store before he ordered with us.

I turned up at his door, around 30 minutes after his order had come through and I confirmed that he was the customer.  He was so drunk he could barely stand.  He looked at me out of one eye, and slurred, “are you the delivery guy?  Where’s my pizza?”

I explained that I wasn’t there with pizza and that I was delivering his marijuana order.

At this point a woman came to the door and apologized for her husband’s state.  She explained that he’d had a little to drink to try to unwind after work and had had a few too many.

That’s when the guy handed me 70 bucks!

I was in shock.  I told him to take the money back and that he’d already paid for his order.  He was quite insistent that I keep my $5 tip.  He kept saying over and over “No, I always tip the delivery guy.  That’s your $5”.

I told him he’d made a mistake and he got a little louder.  He started to explain his math.

“$20 and $20 that’s 2 plus 0 plus 2 plus 0, so $4….” Dramatically grabbing the notes back out of my hand again and waving them in the air.

“$10, $10, $10….” Grabbing the 3 remaining $10 bills out of my hand”

“So this is three.”

“I put these with those, and you’ve got 5 bills there.  So $5.”

Until this point, the guy’s wife had stood there looking a little perplexed and she suddenly looked at me and said, “He’s not going to let you go without taking it.  He thinks he’s some kind of wizard.  Just take the tip and have a good evening”.

To which the guy stuffed the money back into my hand and got pulled back indoors by his wife who had taken the parcel off me whilst her husband was doing his sums.

That was funny.  And it meant that I made the biggest tip that I think I’ve ever made in my life.

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Marijuana Legalized States In 2016


icon  01 Aug, 2016  /  icon  3        Author: Paul

Already in 2016, there have been plenty of missions around the country in the fight against legalization of marijuana. So far, there have been over 50 initiatives in place around the United States in an effort to legalize or at least decriminalize the substance for either medical or recreational purposes.

So far, cannabis is legal for both recreational and medical use in Washington State, Oregon, Colorado and Alaska. In Washington DC, it is legal to use for recreational and medical use too but it is not available to purchase.

There are a further 20 states who have opted to legalize marijuana for medical purposes too. These states are:
• Arizona
• California
• Connecticut
• Delaware
• Hawaii
• Illinois
• Maine
• Maryland
• Massachusetts
• Michigan
• Minnesota
• Montana
• Nevada
• New Hampshire
• New Jersey
• New Mexico
• New York
• Pennsylvania
• Rhode Island
• Vermont

Despite so many states choosing to legalize the substance to some degree, these decisions have done nothing to alter the viewpoint of the Federal Government who maintains that using marijuana for any purpose is still a federal offense.

It looks like, over the remainder of the year, an additional 10 states could see pot legalized for recreational use as well as medicinal purposes. This would be a major breakthrough for supporters. There were an additional 7 states that had been in talks about the legalization for recreational use of the drug, but unfortunately, those states missed the deadline or they didn’t make it past the consideration stage. It’s thought that medical marijuana could be allowed in Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Tennessee before 2016 is out.

There are big hopes that 2016 will be a successful year for marijuana legalization, especially as it is an election year. According to the Marijuana Policy Project, a group backing six of the states aiming to legalize marijuana, presidential election years encourage more young people to get involved. With more young people thinking about politics and learning more about legislation and other issues, 2016 is likely to be a good year for marijuana legalization.

In addition to the states considering legalizing medical or recreational marijuana, there are also 15 states that have considered decriminalizing marijuana this year. Although 6 of these states have missed their deadlines to put forward a change in this law, this could still mean benefits for those states. It would mean that although the states may not have laws in place for citizens being allowed to use marijuana, people would not be prosecuted for possessing small amounts of the substance or using it. It should be noted however, that although there are 15 states considering decriminalizing marijuana, this does not mean that those states are any closer to legalizing it and are more than likely not even considering it. This makes the possibility of legalization for either medical or recreational purposes a little less hopeful for citizens of those states.

Despite some believing that decriminalization will do very little for those states considering it, some believe that both decriminalization and legalization are both highly advantageous to the state’s economy. Even President Barack Obama has identified the costs that would be saved by the United States if fewer people were incarcerated due to minor cannabis related offenses. Even if marijuana isn’t legalized at all in certain states, simply decriminalizing it could still be enough to make big savings across the US.

In recent months, it’s not only been Liberal Democrats who have been seeing the economical and ethical reasons why prohibiting marijuana isn’t a sensible idea. Even some from the Republican Party have admitted that it is expensive to incarcerate individuals. With more people in the government understanding the cost implications that criminalization has on the country. This could mean a shift in focus from complete prohibition to at least decriminalization.

Although there have been significant changes in the opinions of members of the US government when it comes to marijuana, the marijuana movement has still lost one of it’s main supporters. The chairman of Progressive Insurance, Peter Lewis has donated over $40 million to multiple marijuana campaigns over the years since the 1980s passed away in 2013. Whilst there are still several generous investors stepping forward to try to fill his place, we still don’t yet know if they will be able to offer enough to keep the motion moving forward towards success. Despite three of the main marijuana project groups and 6 deep-pocketed individuals donating as much as possible towards the cause, there still doesn’t seem to be nearly enough money available to fight the federal government.

It would seem that the only thing to do now is to wait for the result of the Presidential Election to find out what the future holds for cannabis within America.

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Will California Legalize Marijuana In 2016?


icon  21 Jul, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Paul

Marijuana is hot topic in California, especially because there’s a vote on legalizing recreational marijuana due in November, 2016. Medical marijuana is already legal and was declared so in Proposition 215 in 1996 and the Senate Bill 420 in 2003. Now patients with chronic illnesses like AIDS, cancer, etc., can grow or purchase marijuana with their doctor’s prescription.

They have an identity card that allows them to legally possess the cannabis so if they’re caught in possession of marijuana, they can simply show their card to prove their legal right to it. Even possession of one ounce of marijuana isn’t a crime, but is considered to be a misdemeanor that’s similar to a traffic violation. It comes with a $100 fine; there is no requirement for a court appearance and the person won’t be saddled with a criminal record.

The regulation around medical marijuana is very loose and critics have said that it’s very easy to obtain marijuana legally for virtually any ailment in California. That’s one of the reasons why both critics and supporters have lobbied for a solid and distinctive law on the use of marijuana, both recreational and medical.

Support for Recreational Use
California has a very strong cannabis culture with many powerful and influential people lobbying to turn marijuana legal. This has been a long time coming for supporters, because several attempts to make cannabis legal for adult use have been thwarted by the smallest margins in the past. Here’s the journey towards legalization in brief:

• November 1972 state election – A bid to decriminalize marijuana was defeated by 66.5% votes.

• July 1975 Senate Bill 95 – Marijuana was decriminalized in California and the punishment was reduced to $100 fine for possession of one ounce or less. Harsher punishments were included for possession of more than one ounce of marijuana.

• November 1996 Ballot Proposition 215 – People with cancer, AIDS, anorexia, arthritis, migraines, spasticity, glaucoma, and other such chronic diseases were allowed to purchase or grow medical marijuana on the basis of a doctor’s prescription. It also offered doctors protection against persecution if they prescribed marijuana to patients.

• September 2010 State Senate Bill – This bill reduced possession of an ounce or less to a misdemeanor.

• November 2010 Proposition 19 – This was a bid to legalize recreational marijuana but was defeated by 53.5%.

As you can see, marijuana has a long, rocky journey in California but the cannabis movement has been gaining strength. There’s a new proposition in play that could finally legalize recreational use of marijuana in California.

Proposition 64
Proposition 64 is better known as Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act; it’s a voter’s initiative and it has considerable amount of support. People are enthusiastic that this bill will pass and legalize recreational marijuana because it’s quite comprehensive and covers majority of the concerns people have about marijuana use. Here are some highlights of this proposition:

• The proposition seeks to grant adults of over 21 years of age the right to possess, consume, and grow marijuana and hemp.

• Recreational marijuana will incur 15% sales tax and cultivation tax of $9.25 per ounce on the cultivation of flowers and $2.75 per ounce on the cultivation of leaves.

• These taxes won’t apply to the cultivation and sale of medical marijuana because the aim is to keep medical marijuana safe and affordable for patients.

• No license for large corporations and businesses for the cultivation and sale of marijuana for 5 years in order to avoid unreasonable restraints on competition and unlawful monopoly on power.

There are several provisions on the control and regulation of marijuana, including business locations, rights of employers, and the problem of driving under the influence. This proposal has the strongest likelihood of getting passed, though there are many in place to legalize recreational marijuana that would be voted on in 2016.

Advantages
Experts and researchers agree that this proposition is very beneficial to marijuana users, as well as the state and local governments. There are some details that would need to be ironed out in court, but it’s is the best solution currently available. There are many advantages if the proposal becomes a law and they include:

• Potentially $100 million in reduced costs because state and local governments aren’t compelled to enforce various marijuana-related actions and offences.

• Reduced burden on the local court system, which frees up room to handle other, more relevant cases.

• Potentially $1 billion annual earnings through tax on cultivation and sale of marijuana. Majority of these funds would be spent on education, prevention, and treatment for substance abuse.

Support
Currently, the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuanaproposition has collected over 600,000 signatures and this number continues to grow every day. There are many political and influential heavy-weights that back it and would like to see it succeed and they include:

• Bernie Sanders – 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
• Gavin Newsom – Lieutenant Governor of California
• Sean Parker – Former President of Facebook and Founder of Napster
• Marijuana Policy Project of California
• Los Angeles County Democrats
• California State NAACP
• Drug Policy Action
• Californians for Sensible Reform
• New Approach PAC
• National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
• California Medical Association
• California Democratic Party

There are some concerns and opposition, even from people who grow and consume marijuana. Opposition is divided into two different factions because some people are against the full legalization of marijuana while others oppose certain portions of the bill.

Will California Legalize Marijuana in 2016?
The movement certainly has more traction now than ever before. Many respectable organizations and individuals have worked to spread awareness of the benefits of legalization and these benefits include:

• Better control over marijuana distribution and consumption.
• Destabilizing the illegal marijuana industry.
• Better safety for hikers and explorers who fall prey to traps set in place to protect illegal growing fields in public places.
• Denying access to individual under the legal age limit.

With increased awareness, it’s entirely possible that marijuana will be legalized in 2016 because public opinion is strongly in favor of the legislation.

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Top 10 Marijuana Edibles Of 2016

Top 10 Marijuana Edibles Of 2016


icon  16 Jul, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Paul

Until a few years ago, people only used marijuana in edibles when they made pot brownies. That’s changed now and manufacturers have come up with a number of edibles that uplift your entire experience and allow you to consume marijuana in many different forms. If you’re concerned about smoking marijuana, you can look at these alternatives.

#1. Tea Pot from Honey Pot

This calendula, guava, and mango-flavored black tea is perfect for people who want a little uplifting drink every once in a while. You get to enjoy the health benefits of tea and get that marijuana relaxation and pain relief. This is ideal for people who suffer from medical conditions and need something that will ease the discomfort and symptoms.

You get 25ML of THC in this tea, which is relatively low for an edible so it’s ideal for new users and people who just dabble in marijuana. The honey adds the right amount of sweetness so you don’t need to worry about added sugar and carbs.

#2. Altai XXL Chocolate Espresso Pips

This is clearly a match made in heaven because the edible combines the goodness of chocolate, coffee, and marijuana together. No wonder Altai XXL Chocolate Espresso Pips has won so many accolades. It’s clearly something that will appeal to a large number of people. These Chocolate Espresso Pips have THC levels of 500MG for the entire packet of 200 pips.

Every pip is about 23MG to 29MG, which is great for people who have a high tolerance of THC. You can consume as much or as little as you want. The sativa strains will help you relax but keep you clear-minded and energetic. This effect is reinforced by the espresso and chocolate so people who suffer from lethargy and weakness can benefit from the pips.

#3. Blueberry and Chamomile FlasQ

If you don’t like coffee and chocolate, you can try this blueberry and chamomile-flavored drink. The FlasQ garnered rave reviews in every competition it was introduced because for the taste and level of THC. The bottle contains 2 ounces of the drink and has 90ML of THC derived from Indica species of marijuana. The presence of Indica ensures you’ll feel very relaxed and even sleepy if you consume a higher dose. This drink is great for people who suffer from sleeplessness or anxiety.

#4. Lorax Cannarancha

Are you fond of spicy things? If so, this sriracha-style hot sauce will blow your socks off. People love this edible because it’s so versatile and interesting. You can use it on your pizza, in your soup, your taco, etc. If your recipe demands a hot sauce, you can add Lorax Cannarancha and enjoy the spice with a hit of THC.

Speaking of THC, this sauce has 400MG in a 2 ounce bottle so about ½ a tablespoon of sauce contains about 50MG. It contains CannaSutra OG oil in it, which is Indica so you’ll feel euphoric and uplifted when you consume this. So, if you want something with a little kick, you should try the Cannarancha sauce.

#5. Lord Jones Natural Fruit Gumdrops

If you’re a bit of a sweet tooth and don’t like spicy things, you can try the Lord Jones Natural Fruit Gumdrops. The gumdrops have natural zesty flavors that’ll appeal to a large number of people. Every packet contains 9 drops with about 10MG of THC. The dose is low enough that you can enjoy your hit as you go about your day. The gumdrops look great and are packaged well, so they work well as a gift to a fellow marijuana user as well.

#6. ABX Soft Gels from CannaCraft’s Absolute Extracts

This is the ideal edible for people who want a high dosage. The ABX soft gels have 50MG of THC and contain only cannabis oil and coconut oil gelatin. There’s nothing to minimize or compromise the effect of the marijuana. The soft gels will offer long-term relief and relation for people who suffer from pain, stress, or lack of sleep. Doctors often recommend this supplement because it provides users the benefit of the entire plant.

#7. Jimi’s Medicated Macaroon Pie – Blueberry Purple Haze

Who doesn’t love macaroons? They’re flaky, sweet, flavorful, and delicious. Every macaroon has about 25MG of THC, which is ideal for medical use. You can consume as much or as little as you like and control the amount of THC you have in your system. As an added bonus, these macaroons are delicious and can be a nice change away from the dull medications you have to consume on a daily basis.

#8. Kushadelic Cake Drop from Kush Kakery

Kushadelic is a delightful little cake drop that has cake batter and chocolate flavors. It’s covered in colorful sprinkles and looks like something right out of the best cake shops in the world. However, it’s a very potent edible and has about 55MG of THC content in it. If you want something sweet and interesting with a high dosage of marijuana, Kushadelic is the right choice for you.

#9. Apricot Chocolate by Daydreamers Chocolates

This combination of apricot, chocolate, and marijuana is a complete delight for the taste buds. Daydreamers Chocolates has produced excellent products but this is one of the most popular. Marijuana users consider it a treat because it delivers about 30MG of THC per serving.

The biggest selling point of this chocolate is the fruity and bittersweet flavor, which will appeal to people who don’t like overly sweet milk chocolates.

#10. Liquid Dreams Capsules by Day Dreamers Chocolates

The Liquid Dreams collection has a number of different products but their Sativa capsules are the most popular. They’re good quality supplements with CO2 extracted cannabis in coconut oil gel. You won’t find any powdered flowers, just pure Sativa oils. The capsules are available in 25MG and 50MG variants and come in 2, 4, 8, and 10 packs.

These marijuana edibles are some of the most popular products available in the market, but there are hundreds of other edibles that you can try out.

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The Top 10 Marijuana Products of 2016


icon  11 Jul, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Paul

The best marijuana products with the most advanced research and highest cool factor

Medical marijuana doesn’t have to be just medicine. Add fun and convenience to your medical cannabis experience with these top-notch products of the year.

#1 SLX 2.0 Grinder
This FDA certified grinder does what the label says. It’s coated with non-stick ceramic on every surface meaning it never needs cleaning. Friction and resin build up are reduced with its high tech design. Its uniquely shaped teeth mean you get a smoother burn and eliminate clumping. Plus, it lacks Teflon or other toxins to keep your marijuana experience free from harmful chemicals.

#2 G Pen Elite
Featuring a true 360-degree oven, this vaporizer evenly burns your medical marijuana, meaning you get the most out of your dose. With temperature control, an all-ceramic heating chamber, and sustained battery life for extended use, this handy and durable vaporizer should be at the top of your list.

#3 Stink Sack Masterkush Credit Card Bags
For those looking for discretion, these handy carriers are odor-proof and hold up to 1.75 grams (1/16 ounce) of marijuana. They’re the exact size of a credit card so can fit in your wallet for maximum portability.

#4 Dr Dabber Aura
If you prefer consuming oils and waxes, this vaporizer is fully catered to you. Its fully magnetic no-screw design makes for a seamless user experience, eliminating the need for threading. There are 3 different atomizer options and heat settings that help adjust to the waxiness or viscosity of your product.

#5 Herb Cookbook
With hundreds of recipes and detailed extraction methods, this cookbook not only aims to give you a delicious edible experience. Featured in the New York Times, Herb Cookbook fuses science and art to become the authoritative volume on how to cook with medical marijuana.

#6 Firefly 2 Vaporizer
The 55 laser-drilled micro jets heat your marijuana to 400°F in a mere 3 seconds. This instant heating function means that your cannabis only vaporizes when inhaling, presenting a long-term economical solution for your cannabis consumption.

#7 The Frost Pipe
Pour water into the mold, let it freeze, and you’ve got an instant frozen pipe! With foldable screens to keep your marijuana from getting wet and a drip tray so your hands stay warm, this pipe brings you the fun without the fuss.

#8 SMOCAN All-in-One Portable Smoking Kit
Dubbed the Swiss army knife of marijuana products, this handy gadget has everything you need: an odor resistant grinder, storage chamber, lighter, and pipe holder. If you’re looking for compactness and convenience, this one is for you.

#9 3DPonics Printable Hydroponics System
Grow your own? Build your own hydroponics system with these free downloadable plans for 3D printers. The designs won the most successful application of 3D printing in 3D printing Europe. Its customizable features make it a great growing tool that adapts to your cultivation space.

#10 Jane’s Brew Cannabis Coffee
Looking to wake and bake? This fast acting and long lasting coffee product blends quality gourmet coffee with high-grade CO2 cannabis. Although it’s fat free, sugar free, and gluten free, this doesn’t compromise its delicious taste. The synergistic effects of cannabis and coffee have been said to deliver pain relief, relaxation, and recreation!

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Hemp Innovates as a Breakthrough Medicine

How Hemp Innovates as a Breakthrough Medicine


icon  26 Jun, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

In what is being hailed as a breakthrough, Brazil has recently approved the use of hemp CBD products.  This product is high in cannabidiol or CBD, which is believed to have great health benefits for its users.  The product that has been approved by the Brazilian government is intended to be used to fight cancer.  The CBD product is called Real Scientific Hemp Oil and can also be used in Brazil by those who suffer from other conditions including epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and even chronic pain.  Now that it has been approved for the use of treating cancer, this just adds to the many healing benefits of the cannabis drug.

So far, the US does not have an approved alternative medicine to treat cancer.  The Hemp based Oil therefore puts Brazil in a better position than the US when it comes to offering its citizens a safe and affordable treatment for a condition as prevalent and as life threatening as cancer.  As far as its humanitarian objectives go, Brazil is setting a great example.  The move shows that the Brazilian government has its people’s health and futures at heart.

The Federal Government Fights For Prescription Drugs

On the other hand, it has been argued that the US has a different agenda, to maintain large pharmaceutical companies and the money that they make by producing approved drugs – many of which have harmful side effects.  In the US, one particular tactic being used to protect the pharmaceutical companies is to keep natural and cheaper alternatives off the market.  Marijuana is safe and has never caused direct fatalities, but even so, the US government has fought continuously to keep marijuana criminalized, certainly at the federal level.  The issue of rising deaths amongst users ofopioid pharmaceutically issued drugs is one that is vastly overlooked by the media but is a problem that is widespread across America.  In recent years, several celebrities have lost their lives as a result of prescription drugs, including Michael Jackson, Brittany Murphy and Prince.

Responsible Management Of The Sale Of Hemp Products

Citizens of Brazil will now be able to purchase the Hemp oil products legally, provided that they have a valid prescription from their doctor and import documentation that is approved by the government.  This is similar to the rules for purchasing Medical Marijuana California residents need to abide by if they want to place an order for medical marijuana delivery.

Public safety and peace of mind is at the forefront of the CBD and hemp strategy.  As the growing industry for the natural plant has so far been widely unregulated, there are many growers who are known to use potentially toxic chemicals to protect their plants, from pesticides to herbicides.  Whilst these chemicals may ensure that they get a better crop yield, it does not ensure that the hemp products are safe for consumers.  Medical Marijuana Inc. who is the company at the forefront of the hemp legalization, works closely with an approved laboratory to ensure that all the products that are sold to the public have been validated to check their safety for the consumer and that the levels of CBD are safe.

In the US, medicine for the treatment of cancer is a profitable business, which means that offering citizens the chance of choosing marijuana or hemp products as an option in the treatment of cancer would be a danger to the financial health of the pharmaceutical companies.  This is one of the main reasons why the medical system in the US still fights so hard against the use of hemp and the cannabis industry to tackle cancer.  It would seem that no matter how much research is put into cannabis and it’s use as a treatment against cancer, it will still be met by resistance from the federal government.

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Ailments Can Marijuana Most Effectively Treat

Which Ailments Can Marijuana Most Effectively Treat?


icon  14 Jun, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

The acceptance of medical marijuana as treatment has grown to the extent that many are already seeking medical treatment via cannabis. A multitude of services, such as cannabis clinics, dispensaries, and cannabis and medical marijuana delivery, have cropped up in order to supply an increasing number of patients.

Despite these advances, medical marijuana has not yet received the extensive clinical study that could provide strong validation of its therapeutic and medicinal effects. However, a number of smaller-scale studies do exist that have documented its effectiveness in treating certain illnesses.

Below Are Ten Ailments And The Effectiveness Of Medical Marijuana On Their Treatment:

AIDS/HIV

 Medical marijuana may help with the neuropathic pain which sufferers of AIDS/HIV experience. The findings are similar to those of oral drugs used for chronic neuropathic pain derived from HIV-associated sensory neuropathy.

Cannabis has also shown promising effects in treating the symptoms of wasting syndrome, which include appetite loss, pain, and anxiety. It may therefore provide significant relief as a form of lifestyle improvement for those afflicted with AIDS/HIV.

Alzheimer’s

There is a possibility that marijuana could slow the progression of the protein deposits that may cause Alzheimer’s. There is still speculation concerning the cause of Alzheimer’s and whether such proteins are linked to the disease.

Marijuana is more useful in treating the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, which include lessening agitated behavior (sleeping better or feeling less worried or depressed) and help gaining weight.

Arthritis

Cannabinoids can help regulate the secretion and function of regulatory proteins from immune cells. As a result, marijuana may aid in the treatment of inflammatory disease. Patients have reported less pain on movement and at rest following use of medical marijuana as treatment. Medical marijuana additionally helps patients to sleep better.

Asthma

 Studies have proven that cannabis may have potent dilating effects on the airways. However, its therapeutic value is eclipsed by the fact that some patients respond to smoking marijuana with bronchospasm, which causes constriction of the air passages in the lung.

Cancer

 Evidence has suggested that marijuana may kill certain cancer cells. It could also stop cancerous tumor growth. THC, an active compound within marijuana, was shown to improve the effectiveness of radiation on cancer cells in mice.

Cannabis has proven to be a more potent aid for cancer patients’ life improvement. It has been known to prevent the nausea accompanying chemotherapy and is especially useful for patients with a severity of these symptoms: inhaling marijuana is recognized for its ease of consumption since it eliminates the problems of swallowing and keeping down a pill. The British Medical Association and the American Institute of Medicine have both declared medical marijuana used for the nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy as one of the best therapeutic uses of cannabis.

Chronic pain

 According to the Institute of Medicine, both animal and human studies involving cannabinoids have shown “substantial analgesic effect.” This belief has existed as early as the 1800s whereby it was widely used for pain relief.

As mentioned earlier, there is evidence that cannabinoids may be involved in the regulation of neuropathic pain. Studies also suggest that it may also help with acute pain.

Crohn’s disease

 Cannabinoids can have an effect on gastrointestinal motility and could additionally have an anti-diarrheal effect. Marijuana is most useful in this respect for improving Crohn’s disease patients’ quality of life: weight gain, pain reduction, and improvement in mental distress can all be addressed with medical cannabis.

Epilepsy

 In a study of 213 patients, medical marijuana administered to patients resulted in a reduction in frequency of certain seizures. More solid evidence regarding the use of marijuana to treat epilepsy has yet to be discovered.

Glaucoma

 THC can impact the optic nerve and lower eye pressure. However, it may also lower blood pressure, which could be damaging to the optic nerve on account of low blood supply.

Multiple Sclerosis

 Marijuana may help with muscle spasms, tremors, pain, and stiffness.

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Marijuana, Its Various Names and Options for Purchase and Growth

Marijuana, Its Various Names and Options for Purchase and Growth


icon  31 May, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

Marijuana has, and still is, becoming increasingly popular, not just with millennials, but with those in all age groups from Generation X, to baby boomers, and even in some cases those from the Silent Generation. With that said, general interest in the various products offered to consumers has grown right along with this increase in popularity, and interest in the different strains and their names has reached an all time high.

Its no wonder people are interested in all the various strains however, because some of them have down right interesting names. Some of the most famous strain names include: Purple Haze, White Widow, Pineapple Express, Kush, Jack Herer, Sour Diesel, Grape Ape, Durban Poison and more. How these strains got their names however, is another question all together, though one with a relatively simple answer.

3 Factors to Choose From

 Most cannabis strains obtain their name based off of one of three factors: the way they look, (specifically in relation to coloring), the way they taste and/or smell, and where they originate from. For example: the strain of weed known as Purple Haze, gets its name from the clearly purplish ting it exhibits, while the strain of weed known as Pineapple Express gets its name from the very pineapple like aroma it expels both before and during smoking and the strain of weed known as Durban Poison gets its name by originating in Durban, South Africa.

Regardless of which strain and/or name strikes you as most desirable however, mmj is fast becoming a standard within society, especially in regards to medical marijuana. In fact, consumers are now able to buy medical marijuana more easily than ever before, with more states legalizing medical marijuana every year and more dispensers opening up all the time. Furthermore, with the influx of business, many medical marijuana dispensaries are now even offering marijuana delivery services, which is great for those who may be unable to leave their home for various medical or personal reasons.

Overall however, no matter what your reason for smoking is, nor which stain you choose to enjoy, mmj is clearly on the rise and options for purchasing, as well as the number of products and strains available, are increasing every day. In fact, many of the strains we know and love today are being bred to create new and even more inventive strains, ensuring there really is/will be a strain for everyone’s liking.

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Marijuana Delivery Services

What You Need to Know about Marijuana Delivery Services


icon  30 May, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

A lot of people do not know this, but yes, it is very possible for you to have your marijuana delivered to your door, just as you would if you ordered a pizza. For people who do not want to leave their homes, or for those who would require marijuana but not need it right away, marijuana delivery services are the perfect solution. It is legal and it is a great alternative to acquiring marijuana, without visiting a dispensary.

There are a lot of questionable people out here that claim that they operate a marijuana delivery service, but one needs to exercise caution when it comes to such things. If you live in an area where marijuana is legal but for medicinal and recreational purposes, then it will be easier to find a delivery service. Next to living in a state where the operation is legal, you need to be of legal age to use the services. If you are using it for medical reasons, you also need to show proof of a doctor’s prescription. Most dispensaries deliver to their registered members so if you are a first time buyer, the process might include you showing a form of photo identification, in addition to the card from your doctor.

Once all of that is setup, you just call up and make a choice from the menu and give them your address and delivery times. There are some delivery services that make same day deliveries based on the time you order, while other do overnight deliveries if you do not have a need for the product immediately. On arrival with the product, be ready to pay either with cash – the preferred form of payment; or a debit card. With the DEA banning credit cards for pot purchases here in the city of California, cash and debit are the only form of acceptable payments.

Once you have gone through the order process for the first time, it becomes easier to use the delivery services over and again as you are in their database and the more times you purchase, the easier it is to just call up and have it delivered right to your doorsteps.

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How to Buy Legal Marijuana Online

How to Buy Legal Marijuana Online


icon  27 May, 2016  /  icon  2        Author: Demo Editor

So you’ve made the decision to venture into the medical marijuana scene. Congratulations, it’s a big decision. A decision that requires a lot of research in order to determine what your best options are. When it comes to medical marijuana there are plenty of dispensaries at your disposal. But did you know that you can order your marijuana products and have them delivered to your residence in an hour? Yep, that’s totally possible. And legal.

The Process of Buying Marijuana Online

  1. Like we mentioned before, research is key. Some sites claiming to sell legal cannabis can actually be scamming you. Weedmaps is a great tool to use when looking for a reliable delivery service. The site offers information the many services that offer delivery, as well as ratings from people who have used the service before. Take a look a few to compare their products, service areas, and prices before deciding.
  1. Once you’re done deciding most sites as you to register. Be sure to have your doctor’s recommendation on hand because you’re going to have to upload it to the site in order to complete your order, along with your state-issued ID. As soon as you’re verified the registration process is complete, meaning you are free to order at any given time between the operating hours.
  1. Deciding what to order can be a bit overwhelming. Some sites over popup chats with Budtenders who can answer any questions you may have. If you pick a service that doesn’t have a chat available read through each of the products thoroughly. Know the difference between different strains- sativa, indica, and hybrids. Product selection varies by service but spend time viewing the edibles, concentrates, topicals and prerolls to decide if any of those options appeal to you.
  1. Once you’ve filled your cart you simply enter your number and address and wait for your product to arrive. Most dispensaries operate on a cash only basis because of the struggles to obtain access to a banking system. Some sites offer you location updates while you wait. Others provide you a timeline for when you can expect delivery. Most companies advertise delivery in an hour while others can be expected to arrive as soon as 10 minutes after ordering. You’ll have to show the delivery person your ID for verification, then you’re off with your purchase.

The Future of the Cannabis Industry

Nationwide, pot delivery services have nearly tripled in three years, from 877 to 2,617, according to Weedmaps. It’s easy to see why. Weed on wheels allows patients the advantage of not needing to get out of their homes to obtain medication. Thus, avoiding the stress and, discomfort of manually going into a dispensary. The act of delivery services isvery smooth and can be completed within a matter of a few clicks of a mouse. Marijuana delivery is the future of the cannabis industry, are you ready to leap into the future?

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Weed Delivery Los Angeles

Weed Delivery Los Angeles


icon  25 May, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

In the Los Angeles area, it is very easy to have weed delivered to you. For starters, the city of Los Angeles and its surrounding areas alone have one of the highest rates of marijuana dispensaries. Most times, these deliveries offer delivery services, so one is very accessible to the services of weed delivery. And with its growing popularity, receiving a weed delivery in Los Angeles is like ordering a pizza and having it delivered within the hour. Even at that, majority of marijuana patients do not know that weed delivery is actually a thing in the city.

Once a small, word-of-mouth phenomenon, mobile marijuana businesses now popping up in flocks of hundreds across the state of California. Nationwide, pot delivery services have nearly tripled in three years, from 877 to 2,617, according to Weedmaps, which is a Yelp-like online directory for pot businesses.

These  delivery services in the Los Angeles area offer a lot more than just weed products to customers using the service. For example, someone who has never visited a dispensary before does not have to feel uncomfortable visiting a “sketchy” location as it can now be delivered to their front doors.

Also, people who need weed delivered to them and cannot cope with the dispensaries’ hours of operation can also enjoy the 24 hour weed delivery services in Los Angeles. When it comes to weed delivery, it is a hassle-free way of enjoying your products without the stress of finding a dispensary.

What could even make this experience better is finding a delivery service in Los Angeles, and making it your sole delivery service. Just like any service that has its regular patronizers, having a regular weed delivery service creates a rapport, thus aiding business-client relations and making the whole process of weed delivery friendly and easy to navigate.

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Health Benefits of Using Medical Marijuana

Surprising Health Benefits of Using Medical Marijuana


icon  24 May, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

So far 41 of the 50 states in the United States have legislations that permit medical marijuana in some form. These states have done an impressive job in finally seeing the medical value of marijuana. Whether patients suffer from epilepsy, a chronic illness or even PTSD, these laws have allowed patients more options when it comes to treatment.

What Makes Marijuana Medicinal?

Apart from the calming sensation most users feel the actual science behind marijuana is just in the beginning stages of being known. While marijuana has over a hundred chemicals, it’s tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which creates the infamous marijuana’s “high.” The THC is used to also treat vomiting and nausea. A key role when used by those undergoing chemotherapy or to help with appetite for those with AIDS.

Another marijuana compound known to have medical applications is cannabidiol (CBD). This is being researched to treat serioys epilepsy and pain.The medicinal portions of chemical components vary from strain to strain. But proponents of marijuana argue that the chemical component combinations in the plant provide an efficient type of treatment for some medical symptoms.

What are the Benefits of Using Medical Marijuana?

There aren’t very many studies done on the benefits of marijuana, but the ones that have been conducted show various advantages of using marijuana as treatment for various medical conditions. These studies also show a decrease in symptoms for users. Here are just a few of the medical benefits of marijuana.

In a study cited in the Journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, they found that CBD “has the ability to stop cancer by turning off a gene called Id-1.” Further studies were done at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco on breast cancer cells with high levels of Id-1 and showed remarkable results with decreased Id-1 expression.Even the American Association for Cancer Research has discovered that marijuana can even work to reduce the speedofgrowingtumors.

Marijuana has been shown to protect the brain. Research from the University of Nottingham shows that marijuana can beneficial in protecting the brain from damage caused by stroke. “There is also evidence to suggest that marijuana can help after a concussion or other traumatic injury. A recent study in mice suggested that marijuana lessened bruising of the brain and helped with healing mechanisms after a traumatic injury. “

For people with psychological issues such as depression, anxiety and even those with eating disorders like anorexia marijuana can help improve the smoker’s mood and acts as a sedative in lower doses.

A study from 2006 by Kim Janda found that the THC in cannabis helps slow the progression of Alzheimer’s. “The plant slows the formation of amyloid plaques by blocking the enzyme in the brain that makes them. These plaques are what kill brain cells and cause Alzheimer’s.”

These are only a few of the many benefits of consuming medical marijuana. More studies will undoubtedly continue to be conducted as widespread acceptance of marijuana as a treatment spreads from state to state.

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Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Santa Barbara


icon  22 May, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

In the Santa Barbara area, medical marijuana is not as accessible as it is in other parts of the state of California. There seems to be different zoning laws in different cities that regulate the construction of dispensaries, as well as the legal distribution of marijuana products. In Santa Barbara, as of 2015, only one dispensary has been approved in the outskirts of the city; with about two more applications for marijuana dispensaries pending. Even at that, the cultivation of marijuana, as well as the membership of people who consume the products and the financial records are all maintained and inspected by the City Staff.

In January alone, the Santa Barbara City Council voted to ban the commercial growth of medicinal marijuana. While people are allowed to grow up to 100 square feet of medical marijuana for personal use; qualified patients can also buy medical marijuana from the three dispensaries permitted in the city of Santa Barbara. But with this law, dispensaries are prohibited from growing marijuana by themselves so the operators of dispensaries purchase their products from outside of the city and then bring it back to sell in Santa Barbara.

Even caregivers are prohibited from growing medical marijuana for their patients; all of this is in an effort by the city to ban individuals from growing medical marijuana for commercial purposes. While people believe that it is a backward practice, the councillors believe that is a fair practice as other people have banned dispensaries completely but the city of Santa Barbara allows for the operation of three dispensaries, so they believe it is a fair bargain. While it is difficult to purchase marijuana in the city of Santa Barbara, there are still ways to get easy access to medical marijuana in the state of California. You could always get it delivered to your doorsteps.

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Where to Purchase Your Medical Marijuana

Where to Purchase Your Medical Marijuana?


icon  18 May, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Demo Editor

It is no secret that marijuana as a whole has become increasingly more accepted by the general public, as well as by the courts, in the United States over the past few decades. In fact, in many cases, states all across America have begun to legalize the use of marijuana, if not for recreational purposes, then at least for medical, with the number of states which have legalized the substance in some form or anther reaching 24.

With that said, the more readily available marijuana becomes, the more consumer demand for being able to buy legal marijuana online increases as well. Therefore, various medical marijuana delivery services have begun to crop up all over the nation, offering customers the benefit of being able to buy and consume marijuana, without ever needing to leave the comfort of their homes.

How to Get Medical Marijuana Online

The question then arises however, where can I get medical marijuana and how can I get medical marijuana, including online? The answer to these is fairly simple. First, one needs to be at least eighteen years of age and see a doctor who is licensed to give out “red cards” (i.e. prescriptions which prove the user is afflicted with an illness and/or injury that is treated via medical marijuana).

Then one would need to find a dispensary to buy from — there are plenty of physical dispensaries all over as well as sites (such as WeedMaps), which specifically map out where top rated dispensaries are. However, if one wishes to purchase their marijuana online they will need to do an online search. Also it is important to note that if one does opt for delivery services, they need to make sure it is legal within their city as well as within their state, as various cities prohibit the delivery of cannabis products, regardless of whether it is for medical or recreational use. Lastly, one would need to choose and order the product they desire, then present their red card and ID upon the product’s arrival.

Overall, this really is a relatively easy process to go through, weather you are planning to purchase your marijuana in a dispensary or have it delivered to you via online services. Furthermore, if you are interested in finding out which illnesses/injuries qualify for legal medical marijuana purchase and consumption, there are numerous sites that make this information available to the general public. So if you find yourself in pain and believe marijuana may help you, find a local doctor who will be able to examine you and determine if this is indeed the case, get your red card, and become a part of the cannabis movement today.

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Medical Marijuana Los Angeles


icon  17 May, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

Medical marijuana is very popular in Los Angeles with a lot of products and paraphernalia being sold. Due to the legalization of medical marijuana in California, it is very easy to purchase at your local dispensary or three other dispensaries down the street.

The state of California has become very reputable in terms of sales and quality of marijuana products and paraphernalia. People who require the products have easier access to it thanks to the decriminalization of marijuana and the establishments of dispensaries. But when people talk about marijuana and dispensaries, they are often referring to a broad range in the state of California. People within the local cities or even the major cities might not know where to go purchase or how to go about buying it.

Medical marijuana in Los Angeles is not as accessible as the other parts of California. Actually in 2015, there were laws put in place trying to prohibit the dispensaries in the city. In Los Angeles, it is set up in such a way where dispensaries located in the area would have to obtain a local license to operate, and would also need to renew said state license; which is contingent upon the continued compliance with the local ordinances. Furthermore, the people of Los Angeles are trying to implement a bill – Proposition D, which could bring about the closure of every marijuana dispensary in the Los Angeles area.

Due to this proposition, dispensaries in the Los Angeles area have noticeably reduced to about 135 stores in the past couple of years. So when it comes to buying medical marijuana, one’s options are very slim. There are still dispensaries such as the Grace Medical Marijuana Pharmacy on Pico Boulevard; or you could always find a doctor in the Los Angeles are who will refer you to a specialist in your area. There is also the option of having Pot Valet deliver your marijuana right to your doorsteps.

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Marijuana: A Brief Overview of the Industry’s Progress


icon  15 May, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

Marijuana has been around for centuries, being used as a method of healing, relaxation, pain therapy and even as a recreational substance to alter one’s state of mind. What is more recent however, is the fact that marijuana is finally becoming more widely accepted and practiced in legal forms, in this modern world. In fact, it has come such a long way in acceptance and regular use, that various weed dispensaries have begun to pop up all over the country — though especially in places such as Washington and Colorado which have legalized both recreational and medical use.

Because of this, the increasing regularity and ease of purchase, weed prices, though originally high, have begun to decrease significantly as the market expands and product becomes more readily available to the public as a whole. This in turn, has made it easier than ever for regular users to enjoy the substance, which is particularly helpful for those in need of cannabis for medical purposes, as well as allowing many to partake in the substance for recreational purposes (without the fear of legal repercussions in many instances).

An Ever Growing Market

 Prices and regularity of use however, are not the only things which are changing; with an ever growing market and a public that regularly enjoys delivery of every day-products, from food to groceries, medication and even cloths, it was only a matter of time before a customer would be able to buy marijuana online, and that time has come. In fact, in order to enjoy the benefits of weed delivery services, all one needs to do is: a) check and make sure cannabis delivery is legal within the city they reside, (note, that while it may be legal in your state, specific cities have ordinances against cannabis delivery, so it is a good idea to double check you won’t get in trouble for ordering cannabis from your home), and b) Google something along the lines of “weed dispensaries near me” to find a location from which to purchase from. It is really that easy.

The cannabis market is only going to continue to grow and gain momentum, and therefore it is certain that the industry itself will also grow and change to meet the modern demands of the world around it. As states continue to legalize the substance, more and more strains will become available, options for purchasing will increase and reasons for usage will evolve. However, in this moment one thing is certain — it is the best time in the United State’s history to be a regular consumer of cannabis.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Medical Marijuana


icon  19 Apr, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Najaf Najaf

 

When it comes to the legality of medical marijuana, there is often a lot of confusion around the subject. People are often confused about the do’s and don’ts of medical cannabis. Sometimes people get arrested because of something that they think is 100% legal, only to find out that it was not. It should be remembered that most people that use marijuana have never had any problems with police. In this article we will briefly take a look at the do’s and don’ts of medical cannabis.

The Do’s of Medical Marijuana:

  • The first and most important thing is to make sure that you have a valid green card that isn’t expired. If you tell the officer that you have a card but it isn’t with you right now, chances are that you may get arrested for possession.
  • Always be polite and cooperative with police officers.
  • Do not lie to the police officers and always explain your situation truthfully.

The Don’ts of Medical Marijuana:

  • Avoid possessing a firearm when you are involved with using medical cannabis. Doing so can drastically increase your risk of losing your firearm and you can also face criminal prosecution.
  • Don’t operate any vehicles while under the effects of medical marijuana or for 6 hours after use.
  • Don’t transport the medicine that’s accessible to a passenger or driver of a vehicle/
  • Don’t ever smoke marijuana in a vehicle. Its odor will remain in the vehicle for a long time and it can alert the police officers and other law enforcement agencies to search you and your car.

Most people don’t face any problems with the legal use of medical marijuana. If you follow the law, keep your green card with you and be sensible, chances are that you will be fine.

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The Science Behind Cannabinoids and THC


icon  12 Mar, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

The Science Behind Cannabinoids and THC

What are cannabinoids? Well cannabinoids[1] are class of complex naturally occurring chemical compounds, they act with cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are found in the brain cells that repress neurotransmitter release. There are three types of cannabinoids: endocannabinoids (found in humans and animals), phytocannabinoids (found in certain plants) and synthetic cannabinoids (they are man made).

 

Cannabinoid receptors, discovered in 1988, which lead to the search for the binding chemical that binds with them. The receptors have been identified into two groups CB1 and CB2[2]. They have many locations throughout the body including the Brain, liver, lungs, kidneys, immune system and hematopoietic cells. They are associated with various physiological responses such as appetite, pain sensation, mood and memory.

 

Endocannabinoids were first discovered in 1992, called the Anandamide[3]. It has similar chemical properties to the most well known cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The anandamide can be found in variety of animals, some plants and in small amounts in chocolate. The function of endocannabinoids are as intercellular lipid transmitters (they are messengers) that activate the cannabinoids receptors in other cells. It is  believed that they are made on demand that they are not stored in the cells. It is believed that they most greatly affect the areas of the brown that affect  They affect brain areas that influence pleasure, memory, thinking, concentration, movement, coordination, and sensory and time perception.

 

THC from the marijuana plant is mostly commonly known and used cannabinoid, it is part of the phytocannabinoid family. Even though THC is not a naturally found chemical in the body because it is a cannabinoid and it uses the same receptors to bind to in the brain. According to the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA)[4] “THC is able to alter the functioning of the hippocampus and orbitofrontal cortex, brain areas that enable a person to form new memories and shift their attentional focus. As a result, using marijuana causes impaired thinking and interferes with a user’s ability to learn and to perform complicated tasks. THC also disrupts functioning of the cerebellum and basal ganglia, brain areas that regulate balance, posture, coordination, and reaction time.”

 

The cannabinoid receptors also interact with your opioid receptors in your brain, which in turns activates your dopamine response. Dopamine is the “happy” hormone, it is released when you feel happy, satisfied, sexual aroused, etc. For THC users is it the activation and body’s response to the dopamine that will give the “high” feeling, which when the drugs wear off the brain will crave the next release of the dopamine hormone. Marijuana users who have taken large doses of the drug may experience an acute psychosis, which includes hallucinations, delusions, and a loss of the sense of personal identity.”

 

Researchers are currently studying the effects of THC on the developing brains of animals, and humans affected in utero. According to the NIDA[5] studies are showing “Substantial evidence from animal research and a growing number of studies in humans indicate that marijuana exposure during development can cause long-term or possibly permanent adverse changes in the brain. Rats exposed to THC before birth, soon after birth, or during adolescence show notable problems with specific learning and memory tasks later in life. Cognitive impairments in adult rats exposed to THC during adolescence are associated with structural and functional changes in the hippocampus.”

 

Although in the US marijuana is a schedule 1 drug, research is showing that there are many medical benefits to THC. It Is being used to treat eating disorders, pain, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, chemotherapy side effects, nausea, and many more conditions. The above stated effects on the brain help to give the patients a sense of euphoria and alleviate their pain, increase appetite and decrease nausea.

[1] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabinoid#Endocannabinoids

[2] https://examine.com/supplements/marijuana/

[3] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2139910/

[4] https://www.drugabuse.gov/

[5]https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/how-does-marijuana-use-affect-your-brain-body

 

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Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Websites


icon  06 Feb, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Websites

 

Marijuana Los Angeles websites have a lot of medical marijuana for sale surrounding the city. Having many strains and impeccable services, medical marijuana websites in Los Angeles offer their customers the best strains and the most advantageous services. However, there are also many scammers out there, so you will need to be careful when buying your medical marijuana online.

 

Look out for Scams!

 

Look out for Scams!

 

For example, don’t buy from sources that advertise themselves through local ads like Craigslist or comment sections on forums or video sites. These are usually scammers that only ask you for money and don’t ever send you the product. Also, this may be obvious but don’t give your credit card or bank account information away. You risk getting scammed.

There are many Marijuana Los Angeles websites that do in fact sell their products safely. They will require you to sign up and provide your green card information. These websites will also ask you to provide your prescription information.
In case you are doubtful about a website, just research online for their reviews. These will be able to tell you how the website has managed to provide for its clients in the past. Have a look over these reviews and decide if the website you are looking at is worthy of your choice. There are many websites out there, so it would be great if you can choose the best one.

 

Personally Delivered Medical Marijuana in Los Angeles

Personally Delivered Medical Marijuana in Los Angeles

 

Many of the Marijuana Los Angeles websites offer personal delivery. It is better to go with Medical marijuana Los Angeles websites that provide personal delivery because it is so much more convenient. They are more trustworthy. Just sign up with your green card and prescription, place the order, and wait for the pot to be delivered at your door. Don’t trust mail delivery systems, as they are oftentimes scams. The Marijuana Los Angeles website of your choice should be neatly organized and offer many high quality products. Make sure you check if your website is trustworthy and reputable before ordering!

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How Does Dabbing Work?


icon  23 Jan, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

How Does Dabbing Work?

In case you are somehow involved with cannabis, whether medically, recreationally or from a business point of view, then you have probably heard about “dabbing”. It’s been over a decade since this method of consumption has been around, but the onset of more progressive extraction methods has brought on more cannabis concentrates, making dabbing more popular than ever.

Medical Benefits of Dabbing

A dab is a dose of cannabis concentrate. The dabbing method involves heating the concentrate on a hot surface and then inhaling it through a dab ring. The dabs are obtained by extracting cannabinoids, including THC, with a solvent, which is usually butane or carbon dioxide. The final result is a sticky oil that is commonly known as shatter, wax, budder or BHO (butane hash oil). The good news for some is that there is the possibility of extracting only the THC, which is the really medicine in marijuana.

The Medical Benefits of Dabbing

Concentrates are so beneficial because they give the patient a powerful dose of the medicine. Those who suffer from chronic pain or nausea have reported that dabbing gave them immediate relief. The quantity of flowers to be smoked in order to get the same results would not be possible in patients who really need the medicine.

Medical Benefits of Dabbing

Are There Any Dangers?

The answer to this question is yes. Making extracts can be very dangerous if not controlled in a professional environment. Professional extractors shy away from the precarious “open” extraction method that can be conducted at home. They opt for the “closed” extraction method, which is safer, done in professional environments, with sophisticated equipment. More than this, there are many other extraction methods available. For example, the CO2 or the ice-water extraction; these are much safer and reduce the possibility of an explosion.

Medical Benefits of Dabbing

While dabbing may be in an awkward phase at the moment, there are many advantages associated with this method. All in all, cannabis concentrates have a lot to offer patients and cannabis consumers. Dabbing is just one ingenious method amongst others.

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The Top 3 Most Popular Uses For Medical Marijuana


icon  20 Jan, 2016  /  icon  2        Author: Support Pot Valet

The Top 3 Most Popular Uses For Medical Marijuana

At this point, only 6% of medical studies about marijuana are analyzing its medicinal properties. It seems there are at least 2 active chemicals with medicinal applications in this plant. These chemicals are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While CBD impacts the brain without the high, the THC provides the high and pain relief, plus other properties. With that being said, let’s have a look at the top 3 most popular uses for medical marijuana.

Uses For Medical Marijuana

Marijuana Can Be Used to Treat Glaucoma

The eye disease known as glaucoma causes the pressure in the eyeball to increase. This damages the optic nerve and ends up in loss of vision. Marijuana can be used to treat and prevent glaucoma, as it decreases the pressure in the eye, according to the National Eye Institute. The effects of marijuana slow down the way the disease is progressing, and in the end, it may prevent blindness.

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Marijuana Helps Control Epileptic Seizures

A study conducted in 2013 shows that marijuana can prevent the seizures epilepsy is causing. Robert J. DeLorenzo from the Virginia Commonwealth University experienced with marijuana on epileptic rats. The results of the study showed that marijuana can rid the rats of seizures for about 10 hours. Like THC, other active chemicals in marijuana, bind to the brain cells that control excitability and regulate relaxation.

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Marijuana Stops Cancer From Spreading

The researchers at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco informed in 2007 that CBD prevent cancers from spreading. The study was published in the Molecular Cancer Therapeutics journal, and explained how cannabidiol turns off a gene known as Id-1. Cancer is triggered by the fact that cancer cells make more copies of this gene than of non-cancerous cells, and this way the cancerous cells spread through the entire body. The scientists studied breast cancer cells in the lab, which after being treated with cannabidiol, had lower Id-1 expression and were less aggressive spreaders.

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Is Smoking Marijuana Bad for Your Lungs


icon  18 Jan, 2016  /  icon  3        Author: Support Pot Valet

Is Smoking Marijuana Bad for Your Lungs?

In spite of all the health benefits medical marijuana has to offer us, scientists and medical professionals have always wondered if smoking marijuana will damage our lungs. After all, we know for sure that smoking in general (cigarettes or tobacco) can have a negative impact over the lungs; so perhaps the smoke of marijuana also does. However, according to a study conducted at Emory University, this may not be the case.

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A NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys) cross sectional-analysis discovered that adults between 18 and 59 years old, who smoked one joint (a marijuana cigarette) a day, were able to exhale the same FEV1 (forced expiratory volume, also known as the expiratory volume of air), in one second. Spirometry, which measures a person’s ability to exhale, is the method through which doctors diagnose respiratory illnesses that impair lung function. It was the method applied to the subjects involved in the NHANES study.

Marijuana smokers who smoked more than one joint a day were more likely to develop minor symptoms that were similar to those of bronchitis. These symptoms were a cough and a sore throat. These symptoms seemed to be from very minimal to non-existent, and appeared less often, in subjects who used vaporizers instead of joints.

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Vaporizers are used by many marijuana smokers. They heat the plant up just enough for it to release the active chemicals. This means the plant doesn’t need to be combusted. This means it wasn’t the marijuana causing the minor symptoms, but more so the papers used by the subjects to roll their joints.

The current studies confirm what previous studies have proven. In a study performed in 2012, scientists identified that persons who smoked weed each day, for 7 years, experienced absolutely no adverse effects in their pulmonary function. Another study from 2013, conducted by Donald P. Tashkin from the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA found out that habitual use of marijuana doesn’t lead to abnormalities in lung function.

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More studies will continue as marijuana and medical marijuana are becoming ever so increasingly popular. If you have any questions about getting access to medical marijuana, contact our team for help today.

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3 Big Marijuana Myths Busted


icon  16 Jan, 2016  /  icon  3        Author: Support Pot Valet

Cannabis opponents have, for decades, controlled the message around this popular plant, and have spread a few lies about its actual effects. This caused the use of marijuana to be a stigmata, a cause with effects that haven’t still worn off. The failed and expensive US war on drugs continues, and it seems the criminalization of cannabis users and distributors is a main priority in this war. Some of the governmental agencies continue to stubbornly classify marijuana as dangerous and with no medical value, in spite of the stacks of evidence that prove the contrary.

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While many know the truth about cannabis (that it is more effective than some prescription drugs in treating some illnesses and that it is healthier than alcohol) and while more than half of Americans want it legalized, the marijuana myths are still around in some mainstream circles. Those who oppose legalization are determined to ignore the evidence.

Here are 3 of the marijuana myths that persist to some degree today, and the facts that debunk them:

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Myth 1 – Marijuana Causes Brain Damage

This myth surfaced only of late, and it is only based on one study in France. The study examined the brains of 20 heavy cannabis users and 20 non-smokers. There were differences in their brains, in the areas of cognitive and emotional processing. The media took these results to the open public, saying that marijuana reorganizes your brain, while the authors of the study clearly explained the results do not show this.

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Myth 2 – Marijuana is Addictive

9% is the number of cannabis users who become addicted, according to a study from the 1990s. This still puts marijuana dependence risk below alcohol, which is 14% and tobacco, which is 24%, according to the same study.

Myth 3 – Marijuana is Worse than Tobacco for Your Lungs

Some argue that, because it is smoked without a filter, marijuana can cause damage to the lungs. A 2012 study on marijuana’s effects over the lungs came up with the conclusion that the marijuana use is not associated with adverse effects on pulmonary function. On top of that, cannabis can be ingested and not smoked. You can inhale it as a vapor, take it in tablet or food form, or rub it on your skin as a lotion or an oil.

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The Latest Science Behind Medical Marijuana


icon  14 Jan, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

The Latest Science Behind Medical Marijuana

Until now, almost half of the states in America have legalized medical marijuana. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not regulated it since the drugs remain at the federal level. This forces medical users to search for treatment by themselves.

There are thousands of years since humans have used cannabis, yet only in the past few decades have science professionals begun to really have a grasp on how the wide range of chemicals in cannabis function for the human health.

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Ingredients in Medical Marijuana

Among other ingredients, in marijuana there are at least 104 active cannabinoids.  These mimic the action of the brain’s signaling chemicals, which are known as endocannabinoids. These dock with some of the receptors that are situated on the surface of cells. For example, some of the cannabinoids dock with the receptors of adrenaline and serotonin. The most famous chemical in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, substance that is mainly responsible with cannabis’s intoxicating side effects.

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Each and every one of these chemicals has a different reaction with different receptors in the brain. As an example, let’s take THCV. This substance blocks the mind-altering effects of THC while in the same time it combats inflammation in the body. These effects may help relieving the Parkinson’s disease’s symptoms and in the same time protect against liver damage. More than this, the same substance changes how the receptor for serotonin acts during psychosis episodes, thus making it a potential treatment for schizophrenia.

In the meantime, the unique activity of CBG at adrenaline and serotonin receptors makes medical marijuana a main candidate for dealing with pain. On the other hand, CBD and CBDA  are great candidates at dealing with nausea. Other possible uses of the cannabinoids in the plant include dealing with epilepsy, PTSD, stroke and even drug addiction.

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Besides the ingredients mentioned here, cannabis also contains 400 other compounds. Amongst these ones, some of them are flavonoids, limonenes and terpenes. These can also be found in herbs like oregano, and they have aromatic purposes, giving different marijuana strains their scents, tastes and distinctive colors.

 

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Medical Marijuana Continues to heal


icon  07 Jan, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

More and more medical circles are accepting the use of medical marijuana, as scientific evidence shows that marijuana helps in the treatment of some illnesses. After cannabis has been legalized in some areas of the country, more and more people are starting to view this plan differently. The health benefits medical marijuana has to offer are more evident than ever. Many remarkable medical professionals have come to support the use of the plant as a treatment helper for many conditions.

Medical Marijuana Slows Down Alzheimer’s Progression

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Studies revealed there has been an increase in the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This has determined a renewed interest in studies that search for medical solutions against the illness. The legalization of cannabis is seen by many as a new ray of hope for those showing early signs of Alzheimer’s. Marijuana has the ability to block the enzyme responsible with the progression of the disease. More than this, it helps with the prevention of protein clumps, which affect cognition and memory.

Medical Marijuana Stops HIV From Spreading Throughout the Body

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Those who are HIV positive can also see benefits from medical marijuana.  Research performed on monkeys has revealed how the active ingredient in cannabis is instrumental in preventing the HI-Virus from spreading. This active ingredient is THC, which when received in daily dosages, leads to healthier cells in the body. Besides, marijuana also helps to improve the appetite, which is good news for those suffering from HIV.

Medical Marijuana Slows Down the Spread of Aggressive Cancer Cells

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Research has shown that a substance contained in cannabis can hinder cellular metastasis in a few types of cancer. Related research has as well proven reductions in cellular viability if there is an existence of leukemia cells. The reductions take place at different cellular sequence stages, which signifies that individuals at different phases of the illness may rip off the health benefits. Based on certain records, scientists have utilized substances present in marijuana to exterminate the cancer cellular material, offering relief for leukemia sufferers.

If you have any questions about the latest news on medical marijuana or want to learn more about where you can purchase medical marijuana online, contact us today.

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Medical Marijuana in Santa Barbara


icon  31 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Since August 2015, the Medical Marijuana Santa Barbara Program has benefited from one approved Medical Marijuana Dispensary, located in the Outer State Street area. More than this, Santa Barbara has two more pending applications: one in the Upper De la Vina region, another in the Milpas region.

The city of Santa Barbara needs to take action before March 1, 2016 if it really wants to manage its dispensaries. Governor Jerry Brown signed 3 laws in October that have to do with the cultivation, transport and also the selling of medical marijuana in Santa Barbara. They would not substitute for local laws that municipalities make before the deadline.

As the suggested ordinance is created at this point, Santa Barbara will permit as much as 3 dispensaries yet no commercial farming. Just citizens with a doctor’s notice can cultivate medical marijuana at home. There are as much as 25, 000 medical marijuana patients in the South County, Howe stated, however it is going to be important to not grow very rapidly.

The Architectural Board of Review has recently approved the proposal for the Milpas region, and the application for 2609 De la Vina St. continues to be criticized.

Medical Marijuana Santa Barbara Greenland’s services are available online, offering medical marijuana to patients who live in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Montecito and Isla Vista. Santa Barbara Greenland is a non-profit association that functions in strict compliance with the California law. It respects the confidentiality of all its patients by abiding the HIPPA guidelines.

PotValet.com is now in partnership with Santa Barbara Greenland, which has been serving Santa Barbara patients for more than 6 years. They deliver high quality and affordable marijuana for those who live in Santa Barbara and around. As a patient, you only need to fill out the forms and email a scanned copy of your doctor’s recommendation, or your state-issued Medical Marijuana card.

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Medical Marijuana in Los Angeles


icon  29 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Medical Marijuana in Los Angeles

The Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Program has greatly expanded over the past 5 years. As more and more health practitioners and doctors become a part of this growing network, together with more and more research institutes that are able and eager to make clinical studies on the health benefits of medical marijuana, more and more disease are getting approved to be treated with the use of medical marijuana.

Currently, in Los Angeles, more than 150 diseases can be treated with medical marijuana. If you were wondering about the facts regarding the Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Program, here are a few of them.

1.  The proposition 215 legalizing medical marijuana in Los Angeles was originally passed in 1996, and it was called the Compassionate Use Act of 1996.

2. The Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Program is tracked, administered and funded by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

3. As stated by the CPDH, patients and their primary caregivers may apply for a Medical marijuana Identification Card.

4. Only licensed doctors or Lost Angeles marijuana clinics, and medical offices can recommend patients a Medical Marijuana Identification Card.

5. Those who are underage and are suffering from covered illnesses can be approved for a medical marijuana card in Los Angeles. However, they must meet some requirements that are usually set by the state, and these can also vary by county.

6. Federal law prohibits using marijuana. Federal law classifies marijuana as a schedule 1 drug. Only those who possess a medical marijuana card have the right to consume it and they are protected from legal prosecution by the state.

7. As mentioned earlier, there are dispensaries and a marijuana card program that function in Los Angeles since 2003.

These are a few of the facts on the Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Program. For more information about marijuana delivery, services and products, check out PotValet.com

 

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Medical Marijuana for Migraines


icon  24 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Medical Marijuana for Migraines

Before knowing all about medical marijuana for migraines, it is essential to first identify what a migraine is. The chronic headache that is most likely caused by the spasm and narrowing of blood vessels carrying blood to the brain is known as a migraine. The headache is so intense and can happen from once a year to as often as a few times a week. Besides the pain, other symptoms of a migraine may include nausea, sensitivity and vomiting. The identified factors of a migraine may be stress, caffeine, anger, hormonal imbalances or nicotine.

Finding a solution to cure the pains from migraines is essential. Medical marijuana has been one of these solutions that has helped migraine sufferers release some of the tension and relieve some of the pain from these painful headaches.

Why Use Medical Marijuana for Migraines?

There is scientific proof medical marijuana is an effective treatment for migraines. The main component in marijuana, which is THC, is known to have neuroprotective and analgesic effects that relieve the pain brought on by migraine attacks. With marijuana’s history of being illegal, this surely has not been advertised much as a highly effective treatment for migraines.

More than this, people have also been a little bit scared of using medical marijuana for migraines, thinking the only way to use medical marijuana is by smoking it. This is the wrong idea as there are many other delivery methods that can be used: vaporization, putting cannabis in your foods, or taking it sublingually (in the form of tinctures).

Medical Marijuana for Migraines Being Made Legal

Medical marijuana being made legal should be a welcomed development to those who suffer from migraines and avoid taking prescription drugs because they don’t want the side effects these drugs have. The most common side effects of the medicine for migraines are: sleepiness, fatigue, nausea, racing heartbeat, having difficulties thinking and also numbness. Not to mention some patients become addicted to their painkillers.

Medical marijuana is an alternative treatment for migraines, which doesn’t present any known side effects and it is proven to not develop addiction.

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Marijuana and Cancer Treatment


icon  22 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

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Marijuana and Cancer Treatment

Those interested in marijuana cancer treatment should have a look over the next few paragraphs, and see what this miraculous plant can do.

Marijuana has been used as an herbal remedy for centuries. Scientists have discovered cannabinoids, the biologically active components in marijuana, to be biologically active and effective in treating some diseases, including cancer. At present, the US Drug Enforcement Administration has listed marijuana and the cannabinoids under the Schedule I controlled substances, which means is only legal to treat some of the medical conditions in many states.

Marijuana and Cancer Treatment Studies

Marijuana and Cancer

 

Several scientific studies of smoked marijuana discovered that it could be useful in dealing with vomiting and nausea from the cancer treatment of chemotherapy.

A number of reports have discovered that inhaled (used to smoke or perhaps vaporized) marijuana could possibly help in the therapy of neuropathic pain (aches brought on by damaged nerves).

Testing has also proved that smoked marijuana has also helped improve the diet in HIV sufferers. Research has long demonstrated that individuals who used marijuana extract in medical testing tended to require much less pain medication.

Cannabinoids in Marijuana Cancer Treatment

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Recently, researchers disclosed that THC along with other cannabinoids like CBD cause slow development and/or trigger death in some forms of cancer cells growing in a laboratory. A few animal scientific studies also suggest that particular cannabinoids can slow growth and also decrease spread of some types of cancer.

There have been a few early medical tests of cannabinoids in the treatment of cancer in human beings and more scientific studies are planned. As the tests to date demonstrate that cannabinoids could be safe in dealing with cancer although, they cannot prove that they assist control or treat the disease.

As of yet, counting on marijuana for cancer treatment as your only means for therapy while staying away from or postponing conventional medical care for cancer could have severe health implications.

 

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Marijuana Can Fight The Fight Against Glaucoma


icon  19 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Can Marijuana Help Treat Glaucoma?

It is estimated, according to World Health Organization, that glaucoma is the second cause of blindness and about half of Americans with glaucoma are not even aware of it. Studies reveal that glaucoma could be genetic, yet science continues to be uncertain on what causes glaucoma to build and worsen. It’s been debatable over the last several years whether or not marijuana can help treat glaucoma, let’s look at some facts below and  put this discussion to rest.

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How Does Marijuana Impact Glaucoma?

What has been discovered is that, together with other treatments, marijuana has significantly diminished vision loss caused by glaucoma. Usually, what causes glaucoma is pressure in the eye. Studies have shown some chemicals in marijuana have the positive effects of reducing the intra-ocular pressure, also known as IOP, by as much as 25%.

Some would say this is an insignificant gain when you are thinking of the side effects of marijuana, but that conclusion doesn’t hold any weight. While marijuana is known to cause some elevated heart risk to some aged patients, the majority of users report little to no side effects when it comes to regular, medicinal use of the plant.

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Is Marijuana a Treatment for Glaucoma?

Marijuana is not an all-in-one magical treatment for glaucoma. There are other medicines and remedies such as drops that reduce the pressure in the eye by diluting and other processes. However and unfortunately, these other methods may not be as effective as they are still in the research process. Since there are no other treatments or cures for glaucoma, alternative treatments such as treating glaucoma with marijuana, is not only to be preferred, but may be absolutely necessary at this point.

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The research and testing will continue but the next steps are to find a solution so that a new delivery system gets put in place for glaucoma sufferers, which will let them benefit and treat their glaucoma with medical marijuana without the need to smoke it.

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Relaxed Cannabis Drug Laws benefit Tourism in Colorado


icon  11 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Relaxed Cannabis Drug Laws Bring Tourism To Colorado

 

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Business owners in Colorado have claimed for a while now that legalization of the cannabis drug has improved tourism in the area, but now there is proof.

It has been found in a recent study by the Colorado Tourism Office that many tourists are drawn to Colorado due to its relaxed weed laws and due to the easy accessibility to the substance. For a long time, it had been suggested that the increase in visitors was due to the marketing campaigns put in place, but the study shows that contrary to this belief, the increased marketing spending has not caused the tourism industry to succeed.

 

Ad Campaign And Marijuana Dispensaries Responsible For Tourism Rise

 

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More than 48% of the time, it was found that tourists cited that Colorado’s relaxed laws on cannabis were the main attraction although the ad campaign has been relatively successful.

Al White, the former boss of the Colorado Tourism office says that the relaxed laws are certainly a significant influence on tourism, although he said that it would be interested to know if the influence was a positive or negative one. Only 8% of those who took the survey said that they had obtained marijuana from a marijuana dispensary.

After having spent $5.3 million to launch their ad campaign, which resulted in 11.1 million households across America seeing the ad, Colorado received around 2.1 million visitors. These leisure tourists brought an estimated $2.6 billion. This is some proof that the advert also helped the tourism trade.

The ad however does not mention marijuana once, although 48% of those who took the survey said that marijuana was influential to a degree.

The legalization of the sale of recreational marijuana was passed on January 1st 2014 and in the first year the same survey was carried out. In that year, 64% of those asked claimed that marijuana had nothing to do with their decision to vacation there. Even those who had traveled due to the relaxed laws in 2014 did not seem to be entirely drawn to Colorado due to the laws. This year, 20% said that they would be more likely to return to Colorado due to the relaxed laws.

 

Future Looks Promising For Colorado’s Tourism

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The increased tourism to Colorado has done wonders for the economy. By increasing the sales of marijuana, the substance continues to pour taxes into the economy. Colorado businesses also benefit from the increased income brought by the additional tourists. It is also evident that the relaxed laws on marijuana have not caused any increase in crime rates. If anything, crime in Colorado has seen a marked improvement. It remains to be seen however, how the increased tourism trade could affect Colorado’s crime levels in the longer term.

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Interesting Facts About Marijuana That You Should Know


icon  02 Dec, 2015  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

Some Interesting Facts About Marijuana That You Should Know

There Is No Evidence That Young People Will Be Affected By Relaxing Marijuana Laws

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Many people who oppose the legalization of recreational or even medical marijuana often try to make the claim that adolescents and young people will suffer as a result of the slacker laws. It has actually been proven however in the states where marijuana has already been legalized that this simply isn’t the case. If anything, there has been a decrease in marijuana abuse amongst younger adults in those states. This is probably because of the legalization taking away the glamor and taboo from the substance and greater availability via legitimate means such as marijuana dispensaries. The decriminalization of marijuana in these states has also seen a decline in the numbers of marijuana related crimes committed by adults.

Marijuana Is Certainly Not A Gateway Drug

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Most people who have used marijuana for recreational or medicinal use have never used any other drug apart from those medically prescribed to them. It is the most easily accessible illegal drug however across America, so it is not at all surprising that people who have taken dangerous drugs such as heroin, cocaine and LSD may have used marijuana at some point or another. Trying to say that everyone who uses harder drugs also used marijuana at some point however is like trying to say that everyone who develops a life threatening illness drinks coffee. It means absolutely nothing and certainly doesn’t mean that those who use recreational or medical marijuana will eventually move onto stronger substances.

Marijuana Can Have Effects On Driving

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Even though the effects of marijuana on driving are quite slight, marijuana can impair a driver’s sense of awareness and alertness. Whilst it is not as bad as driving under the influence of alcohol, driving whilst smoking marijuana is something that should be avoided. The problem however is that it is very difficult to tell how much of the cannabis drug a driver has used and how recently as marijuana chemicals stay in a user’s system for a long time, even after the effects of the drug has worn off. It is therefore important that users understand the implications of driving within a short time of using marijuana. Even with the mild danger that can be posed due to using marijuana shortly before driving however, there are not many driving offenses that have been recorded as a result of the driver being under the influence of marijuana and those that have been are generally under the influence of another substance such as alcohol at the time.

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Cannabis Drug Not Likely Cause For Traffic Accidents


icon  11 Nov, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Cannabis Drug Is Not Likely A Cause For Traffic Accidents

 

Colorado made the decision to legalize the cannabis drug for its
residents in 2012. The opposition to the vote predicted an increase in those driving under the influence of marijuana, and in turn an increase in traffic accidents whilst under the influence of the drug. Some claim that the substance can cause response times to suffer and that the user’s judgment may become impaired when under the influence.

According to statistics published when cannabis was first legalized in Colorado in 2001, there was a spike in traffic accidents involving drivers who had tested positive for marijuana, which campaigners attribute to the relaxed laws. Pot supporters however, argue that before marijuana was legalized, a third of drivers involved in accidents tested positive for marijuana anyway.

Medical Marijuana Detectable For Weeks After Side Effects Wear Off

 

Cannabis DrugEven though statistics do exist, it is actually next to impossible to get realistic statistics from testing. Whilst it is possible to accurately detect how much alcohol a driver still has in their system, when it comes to pot, things are very different. The test for recreational or medical marijuana simply tests for metabolites in the body, which can actually linger for days and sometimes even weeks after marijuana has been used. If a driver tests positive for marijuana, all this tells the police is that they have used marijuana at some point over the past few days. Side effects from using marijuana wear off after a few hours so the driver may actually be perfectly safe to drive.

Legalizing The Cannabis Dispensary Gives Explanation For Surge In Cannabis Users

 

Explaining the statistics of the 2001 statistics for road traffic
accidents becomes simple considering the public’s response to legalization. As marijuana became legally available, it was only to be expected that more drivers would be likely to have used the drug within the days or weeks before their accidents. Of course, the increase in numbers of drivers with pot in their system also means that other groups of people at the time would have had a similar increase in the use of the drug. These statistics do not mean that marijuana is a contributing factor in accidents or fatalities on the roads.

Proving that a driver is ‘stoned’ or not continues to be a difficult case to prove. If highway officers want to pursue any punishments for using marijuana bought legally from a cannabis dispensary and then driving under the influence, then congress will need to have many more debates before they can come to a decision that is fair for the driver. A zero tolerance policy would clearly be unfair, as it is difficult to ensure that your body is completely free from cannabis before driving, especially if you take the drug for medicinal purposes on a regular basis. This would mean that people would not be able to drive for weeks after using the drug.

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$3 Million Boost For Marijuana Cannabis Drug Addiction


icon  08 Jul, 2015  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

$3 million boost for Marijuana Cannabis drug addiction research as Obama supports legalisation

It has been announced that the National Institute of Health is pledging a huge $3 million to help find Marijuana Cannabis drug addictiontreatments for those who suffer from Marijuana Cannabis addiction.  It is estimated that over 4 million Americans are addicted to the substance and as president Obama helps fight with more states to legalise marijuana across the board, the assistance for those who want to get over their addiction shows a greater understanding from the government.

The proposal for the grant outlines the concern to the public’s health, suggesting that this is an issue that demands attention.  Marijuana is a popular drug and users rely on it for a number of reasons, from Medical Marijuana For Pain Relief to treating health problems and because of this, it is becoming increasingly important to find a way to safely provide marijuana to the public.

A better understanding to help those who are addicted

Marijuana Cannabis drug addictionThe $3 million proposal will assist three planned projects that are focussed on controlling marijuana dependency.  To date, no medication has been approved to assist with those who are addicted to the drug.  It was noted that marijuana is the drug that is most likely to be used amongst Americans, with the highest probability that this will be the substance of choice for abuse or dependency amongst those who illegally Buy Marijuana Online.

The president was recorded in March to have stated that he believed marijuana to be no more dangerous than alcohol and has admitted to having used it himself in his younger years.  Since Obama came to power, the Department of Justice has pledged to not enforce any laws in specific States, and to instead allow the states themselves to decide what action they wish to take when it comes to the handling of marijuana use and sale.  So far, 23 states have allowed marijuana for medicinal use, whilst 4 states, and the District of Columbia have fully legalised marijuana for recreational use as well as for medicinal use and Medical Marijuana For Pain Relief.  This latest move toward the acceptance of marijuana amongst US citizens has removed bans on applications for research into the substance.

Bad Vibes From the Media Considering The Government’s Reluctance to Allow the Public to Buy Marijuana OMarijuana Cannabis drug addictionnline

The proposal to plunge $3 million of taxpayer’s money into marijuana developments however hasn’t exactly proven a hit with the media though.  A waste of money, fraud and hypocrisy have been just some of accusations made by the media with flames of disgust being aimed directly at the federal government and it’s barres to prevent the public from being able to Buy Marijuana Online.  Even so, the government is striving to move forwards, insisting that as well as the benefits of marijuana, people need to accept that there are problems too and that it is possible to help tackle these problems with the right research and knowledge.

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5 Benefits for Cancer Patients Using Medical Cannabis


icon  26 Jun, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

5 Benefits for Cancer Patients Considering Using Medical Cannabis

Whilst lawmakers and scientists struggle to agree on the validity of any claims that Medical Cannabis is a miracle cure for cancer, it is evident that those who are already undergoing medical treatment for cancer can benefit from taking the substance. Chemotherapy is a long and traumatic procedure for anyone to have to go through, and the side effects that this can bring are debilitating.

Having Access to Medical Marijuana Delivery Service Can Help Ease Nausea

Chemotherapy can cause nausea and vomiting in patients but using marijuana during chemo treatment can ease this symptom. The FDA have even accepted that marijuana can assist in easing nausea and vomiting and have approved a tablet form of THC that can be used by patients. This has been available through Medical Marijuana Delivery Services since 1985.

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Medicinal Marijuana Can Control Mental Health Problems

Chemotherapy treatments can often cause depression as one of its many side effects. Marijuana is known for its ability to lift the user’s mood, and studies show that it is effective in alleviating the symptoms of anxiety and depression in users.

Marijuana can Help Sufferers Get More Sleep

There are many issues that cancer patients can suffer from when it comes to sleeping, including struggling to fall asleep, stay asleep and feeling as though they have not had a good night’s sleep even if they do manage to fall asleep. The THC in marijuana can improve the user’s ability to sleep and can be used by those undergoing chemotherapy treatments who are struggling to sleep as a result.

Marijuana is Great for Pain Relief

Cancer and chemotherapy can produce high levels of pain for a patient, and sufferers often find that prescribed medications to help give pain relief do little to help with the pain without causing further side effects. Marijuana can help block the pain receptors in the body, so if cancer sufferers use the substance, they can find that they receive the pain relief that they need.

Buy Medical Marijuana to Help Fight Cancer

Whilst the jury is still out on this one, there have been plenty of scientific studies that show that weed is effective in attacking cancerous cells and for some forms of cancer it would appear that marijuana can slow, reverse and even prevent cancerous cells from forming. Even if a patient finds that they do have cancer before they’ve even ever tried toBuy Medical Marijuana for any reason, they can find that using the substance can limit the disease and stop it from spreading.

These are just 5 of the many benefits that using marijuana can offer to those suffering from cancer. To limit, control, treat and even prevent cancer in patients, the FDA and the scientists should continue to research the drug to discover more ways that it may be used to help those who are living with the disease.

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Louisiana Close to Seeing Medical Marijuana Legalized


icon  16 Jun, 2015  /  icon  2        Author: Support Pot Valet

Louisiana Close to Seeing Medical Marijuana Legalized

2015 has been a great year for supporters of medical marijuana legalization in the state of Louisiana. So far, a new bill that proposes access to medicinal marijuana for all those who need it has made it’s way a long way through the ranks of local governmental approval. Now, the fate of this new legislation lies in the hands of Governor bobby Jindal. If the bill is passed, it would make Louisiana the 24th state in America to allow it’s citizens to legally access the substance.

The next step of the approval process looks positive for citizens of Louisiana. Jindal has already outwardly confirmed that he is in support of legalizing marijuana for the good health of those who would benefit from it. He has even gone so far as to admit that he was already had a chance to look at the bill and that if he had the chance to approve it, he would.

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How Would Louisiana’s Cannabis Dispensary System Work?

The bill would only allow medical marijuana in a form that it could not be smoked in. That means that it would need to be made into a pill or oils. There would then be 10 Cannabis Dispensaries at various locations around Louisiana where citizens could Buy Medical Marijuana. There would only be one authorized area for growing the marijuana for this purpose.

It is likely that the Louisiana State University is going to be the location that would have the highest chance of obtaining the license to cultivate the drug, along with the Southern University. If neither of these locations are interested in the project, then other companies would be able to enter a bidding process to try to find a suitable location.

Who Could Access Marijuana in the State?

There would only be a number of conditions covered under the new bill. These include Glaucoma, quadriplegia and those undergoing treatment for cancer. This would not remain the case forever though, as the University of Louisiana would be given the power to give their own recommendations for further conditions or diseases such as epilepsy, that could potentially be added to the list.

10 Marijuana Dispensaries Could be Chosen Where Citizens Could Buy Medical Marijuana

The locations for the 10 authorized cannabis dispensaries around the state would be existing pharmacies. Each pharmacy would be subjected to a review and the staff would need additional training and medicinal marijuana would be given under prescription to those patients who have been prescribed the drug by their doctor. All sales of the substance would be tracked to protect the safe distribution of the drug and to ensure that the only people who access the drug would be those authorised to Buy Medical Marijuana.

The bill would expire after 5 years, which would force Louisiana to assess the system and how successfully it performs. This would determine whether the state chooses to maintain the legislation or to ban the drug again.

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Marijuana Delivery for Veterans Could Help PTSD


icon  30 May, 2015  /  icon  5        Author: Support Pot Valet

How The Feds Are Learning That Marijuana Delivery for Veterans Could Help PTSD

Whilst 23 states and counting have locally legalized the use of marijuana delivery services to some extent, with more following suit, it seems strange that the federal government are still having a hard time believing that there is any truth behind research about medicinal marijuana. Whilst studies have shown that marijuana has helped veterans who are suffering from PTSD, it has not been enough for the federal government to accept the truth, until now. Finally, the feds have approved a study, and if the results prove to be positive, this could see a move towards Marijuana Delivery being approved as a viable treatment for the strains of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Colorado Backs PTSD Study In Step Towards Vets Being Allowed To Buy Medical Marijuana

Recently, members of congress actually voted out the possibility of veterans discussing the possibility of being offered a Medical Marijuana Delivery Service to help them with their PTSD, but hopes are high now that the new study that has been commissioned by the government will change the minds of those who previously voted ‘no’.The study has been backed by the state of Colorado, who is one of the only states in America to have fully legalized marijuana for recreational use. Colorado raised the $2million to get the study off the ground.

In addition to the years it has taken to reach this breakthrough, the process has not been without its setbacks. The research team have already been challenged by congress about the reliability of the samples when they Buy Medical Marijuana that they will be testing. The team admitted that the quality of the cannabis that they had planned on using for the study couldn’t be determined. Instead, the study has had to go on hold whilst a special order of cannabis is grown in a controlled environment by the University of Mississippi.

Step Towards Legalization of A PTSD Medical Marijuana Delivery Service

The study,however, is now almost ready. There will be 76 subjects, all veterans suffering from PTSD, who, over 6 weeks will be given 4 different varieties of cannabis, each with varying levels of THC and cannabinoids to see which elements of the substance work the most effectively with PTSD.

Whilst veterans are the subjects of this study for now, there is nothing to say that if successful, the scope for treating PTSD would not be extended to the wider population.

It is not likely that the federal government will change their mind completely on their stance when it comes to marijuana, but hopefully, this study will be another step in the right direction in breaking down the defences that the feds have built up, blocking invaluable research into marijuana and its many benefits.

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Legalizing Marijuana Delivery Service in Louisiana


icon  28 May, 2015  /  icon  3        Author: Support Pot Valet

Legislation Points Louisiana in the Right Direction for Legalizing a Marijuana Delivery Service

Whilst Louisiana has been known to have overly strict policies on marijuana related offenses, new laws that are being taken into consideration would drastically reduce the effect of the penalties imposed on marijuana related arrests. New legislation was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in Louisiana just last week, which focuses on re-evaluating the current laws in the state that are inflicted on those offenders who have offended in the past. The next step for the bill is to go to the full senate for consideration. Whilst citizens would still not be able to use a Marijuana Delivery Service legally, it is possible that they could experience lesser penalties.

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Lower Sentences for Those Who Order Medical Marijuana Online

It was only last year that a bill that had been proposed by Senator J.P. Morrell that had similarities to the current proposition. That bill didn’t get too far, so this most recent approval is certainly a step in the right direction. It’s hoped that this sudden change in attitude towards such bills is due to the shift in opinion of law enforcement groups who so far are not interjecting with the approval of the bill.

This bill, if it goes all the way to being fully approved, will mean that there will be some significant changes to the way that minor pot offenses are handled. One-time offenders would no longer face prosecution and instead would be given a warning. So long as they didn’t commit another minor offense for just 2 years, they would have the offense removed from their criminal record.

8 Years Max for Those Who Order Marijuana Online

Even those who have offended in the past would see more relaxed punishments. Previous offenders may still face jail time, however the time that they are expected to be incarcerated for would be much less than they would at present. For example, at the moment, a person who was on their third offense could expect to get up to 20 years in jail. In addition to this, up to $5000 in fines could be imposed too. This is quite excessive and a strain on the prison system. The new bill, HB149 would see the maximum jail term for repeat offenders reduced to just 8 years at the most.

Whilst the new bill does not promise complete relaxation in the laws regarding marijuana, the approval of the bill would see Louisiana begin to leave behind it’s negative and old fashioned outlook on marijuana. Non-violent offenders would spend less time in prison, giving a better criminal system where those who do commit violent offenses could be pursued without worrying about these minor offenders. Whilst it may not be advisable to Order Marijuana Online, the penalties if caught would be much less.

Many believe that the state’s lack of compassion and understanding of the benefits of marijuana are detrimental to it’s citizens and hope that this bill may bring a change in feeling towards the substance, paving the way for legalization to orderMedical Marijuana Onlineand maybe one day, full legalization across the state.

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Bob Marley’s Important Argument For Medical Marijuana


icon  23 May, 2015  /  icon  3        Author: Support Pot Valet

Bob Marley’s Important Argument For Medical Marijuana

One of the world’s most iconic musicians, and leading advocate for medical marijuana legalization would have been 70 years old this past February. Bob Marley, who was well known for composing and singing numerous memorable hits in the reggae style was remembered earlier this year to mark the occasion. In his home country of Jamaica, citizens celebrated by holding reggae jam sessions and his family commissioned a video in his name too to remember his ideals for making the world a better place.

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Herbs From Nature, The Planet’s Natural Medical Dispensary

One of the most memorable traits of Marley was how he publicly spoke out about Medical Marijuana and how much he believed in its many healing benefits. Bob Marley fiercely believed that there are spiritual, healing and meditational benefits to using the pant and defiantly opposed those who would try to use marijuana to incite fear and negativity amongst the public for political gain.

Bob’s Argument For The Legalization Of The Cannabis Drug

Marley would refer the Cannabis Drug as an herb and as an herb is a plant, he argued that herbs are good for everything and that something that is naturally occurring can’t possibly be as bad as politicians tried to make out. He made the point that politicians should have the public’s best interest and health as their highest priority, and by blocking the use of marijuana, even those who safely purchase it from a Medical Dispensary, this gives a very different message about their motives.

Whilst some may believe that Bob Marley’s message was simply to spread love and peace by getting high, his son believes differently. Ziggy Marley says that his father was a revolutionary. He explains that Bob was searching for social justice and acceptance. He wanted to encourage people to stand up for everything that they believed in, not just using marijuana. People should be entitled to basic human rights, and this was what Bob supported most of all. His message is just as relevant today as it was all those years ago.

A Chance For A Global Marijuana Delivery Service

Now, it is Bob Marley’s family who is working hard on his behalf to continue his efforts with marijuana legalization. They joined with a private company in 2014 to create a global Marijuana Delivery Service, using Marley as the mascot. The move, whilst intended to help everyone around the world to have access to marijuana if they require it, has also helped reawaken the memory of Marley for his family. His daughter remembers how her father used to feel that his mind opened whenever he used the drug, allowing his creativity to flow. He considered marijuana to be a gift.

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Medical Cannabis Use For Kids


icon  21 May, 2015  /  icon  3        Author: Support Pot Valet

How Science Is Strengthening The Case For Medical Cannabis Use For Kids

Whilst it has been the argument of those who oppose the use of medicinal marijuana that children could be put in danger, new evidence suggests that this couldn’t be further from the truth. Studies show that the use of Medical Cannabis could actually help treat some illnesses for sick children.

 

How Can The Cannabis Drug Help Sick Children?

Two particularly life altering conditions, Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, are childhood epilepsy forms , which although rare still affects thousands of children across America. These illnesses can cause the sufferer to have hundreds of seizures a day, often with dangerous levels of severity. To date, all prescribed medications for the condition have been inadequate in treating the illness. Allowing parents to Buy Medical Marijuana Online however may be the answer.

Thankfully however, it would seem that the FDA are opening their minds to a new kind of treatment for sufferers of these conditions as they have approved a clinical trial for a Medical Cannabis based drug. Epidiolex is a new drug that is uses one of the 85 cannabinoids that are found in marijuana, namely cannabidiol or CBD, which is the drug’s main active ingredient. The FDA approved the trials last year and results so far have been positive. 54% of the patients in the trial had reported that they had had far fewer seizures after just 12 weeks of usage, whilst a further 9% actually said that their seizures had stopped altogether. The success of this study has left the path open for the second stage of the trials, which involves placebo-based methods of testing.

Strengthening The Case For Allowing People ToBuy Medical Marijuana Online

As well as the studies for Epidiolex, research in laboratories is quickly evolving in an effort to unlock the science behind CBD. THC is another of the various cannaboids of weed and has also been used in medicines although, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive. One of the industries greatest breakthroughs as a result of research and discovery is the way in which cannaboids are perceived. These days, people are beginning to recognise that cannabinoids are separate entities and that each one has different properties that can be harnessed for different benefits.

Research has now clarified that the cannabidiol cannabinoid is the sole ingredient of cannabis that can provide the best relief for seizure sufferers. The great news is that because this is known, with careful cultivation, special strains of the cannabis drug can be grown to produce higher quantities of CBD, meaning a better effectiveness of the cannabinoid a greater yield. Careful cultivation can mean better safety and piece of mind for those who Buy Medical Marijuana Online

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Facts You Didn’t Know About The Cannabis Drug


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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About The Cannabis Drug

With so many US states legalizing cannabis in one form or another, it’s becoming much more socially acceptable to talk about the cannabis drug. If you find yourself discussing marijuana frequently with your friends and colleagues, then have a look at these uncommonly known facts about marijuana, so you have something interesting to chat about, next time the subject arises.

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1. Cannabis Has Been in Space

A weather balloon holding 95 seeds, a cloned plant and a joint were sent 19 miles up into the air, and there are even stories of NASA spacemen throwing cannabis seeds out into space during a mission.

2. Word Up!

There are estimated to be around 2000 different words that can be used instead of the word ‘cannabis’. Ganja, marijuana, weed and pot are just a handful.

3. Decriminalizing Marijuana Delivery Doesn’t Mean No Arrests

Although marijuana has been decriminalized in many states, there are still many arrests made for cannabis related crimes, with an estimated arrest every 42 seconds. It would appear that despite all the legislation that has been passed, little has actually changed when it comes to the police’s view on the drug.

4. Medical Marijuana No New Invention

It’s quite surprising to know that marijuana has actually been in use since around 2737 BC, with the Emperor of China, Shennong recommending marijuana use to manage a variety of ailments.

5. Modern Medical Marijuana

In 2003, Canada became the first modern country to legalize medical cannabis, with cannabis dispensaries offering the drug to patients with qualifying health complaints.

6. US Cannabis Dispensaries Not New Either

Until 1942, American cannabis dispensaries offered the drug to treat conditions such as rheumatism, nausea and labor pains.

7. Probability of Overdose Very Low

1500 pounds of weed would need to be consumed within just a quarter of an hour to actually overdose on the drug, making it completely safe and impossible to create any fatalities from it’s consumption alone.

8. Even Presidents Have Had a Toke

Rather ironically, presidents have actually admitted or implied that they have used pot for themselves in the past. George W. Bush commented that he wouldn’t answer the questions about cannabis, because he didn’t want youngsters making the mistakes that he did. Obama, has openly admitted that he used cannabis recreationally throughout his youth too.

9. Cannabis Smoothies, Anyone?

In India, a yogurt and cannabis blend of smoothie is sold. Whilst it is reported to taste quite awful, it has some wonderful effects.

10 Beer Hops and Marijuana

Did you know that hops that make beer and cannabis come from the same plant family and people have even tried making marijuana beer due to the similarities with the two plants.

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Cannabis Drug Advert Set for Screens


icon  15 May, 2015  /  icon  2        Author: Support Pot Valet

Cannabis Drug Advert Set for Screens

In the month of May, decision-making panels in Texas have been assessing the viability of a new bill that has been proposed to decriminalize marijuana, giving more lenient treatment to those in possession of the drug. To go hand in hand with this, an advert is due to appear on the television sets of thousands of Texans across the state, telling residents just what decriminalization of marijuana would mean for Texas. A marijuana support group who are broadcasting the clip on major channels until the decision is made on bill HB 507 backs the advert. This bill proposes that those carrying less than one ounce of the substance will receive a reduced penalty. Currently, if you are caught in possession of less than two ounces of the cannabis drug, you could face up to a $2000 fine and a jail term of up to 6 months.

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New Rules for Recreational Use and Not Just Medical Marijuana

To date, Texas has the second highest arrests for marijuana related crimes, and according to statistics, white people are half as likely to be arrested for possession of cannabis as black people are. The proposed bill was approved last week by the Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence and was initially put forward by state representative Joe Moody. The new bill would apply to those who use Medical Marijuana as well as those who use it for recreational use only.

Russell Jones, who was once a police officer for the State of Texas and a detective for narcotics, narrates the advert, comparing the dangers of alcohol to those of marijuana. This is a common comparison that is drawn when discussing the prospect of legalizing marijuana, which is an interesting debate, as it is a well-known fact that alcohol is attributed to many more violent crimes and accidents than cannabis ever has.

In his narrative, Jones explains “I know of no instance in my entire career where someone was acting out under the influence of marijuana.” He goes on to say that “People under the influence of alcohol are much more problematic. Law enforcement officials have more important things to do with their time than arrest people for marijuana possession.”

Of the 11 bills concerning marijuana that Texas officials have been considering, HB 507 is the one that has made it past the most hurdles so far. Supporters of the legalization of the cannabis drug are excited that Texas lawmakers are finally taking marijuana more seriously and having more of an open mind when it comes to the drug.

New Bill Could Legalize Pot Delivery for Texans

With the outlook on the bill looks promising so far, there is more hope for the bill, as it was only last week that another bill was approved, that would permit the sale and distribution for pot delivery across the state. The bill was approved by a bipartisan House committee, which, if that bill goes further, could mean Texas would be a step towards being the fifth state to allow the recreational use of cannabis.

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Promising Cannabis News For Pennsylvania


icon  14 May, 2015  /  icon  4        Author: Support Pot Valet

Promising Cannabis News For Pennsylvania

There has been some great Cannabis news in Pennsylvania this week for the supporters of legalizing marijuana for medicinal use. Senator Mike Folmer submitted Bill 3, which calls to legalize the use of marijuana in the state for medicinal uses. The state senate passed the bill, which would mean legal access to medicinal marijuana services for many citizens who suffer from a multitude of severe health problems. This is an attractive prospect to many who feel that this naturally occurring medication has a bad public image that it doesn’t deserve.

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Enabling Patients to Use A Medical Marijuana Delivery Service

The proposed bill would ultimately ensure that the use of cannabis for medical use is safely and fully regulated. Not everyone would be able to access a medical marijuana delivery service, but instead, the legal use of the drug would be restricted to those who have a valid medical condition that is on the list of approved conditions for use of the drug. The bill would also ensure that the State Board of Medical Cannabis Licensing under the Department of State would be able to oversee the safe use of the drug and appropriately license it.

When the bill was passed on April 21st, the panel voted it in unanimously. It was amended slightly however, with detailed rules that medical cards permitting the use of the drug should be kept up to date to the minute. Those businesses licensed to grow, process and sell the drug for medicinal purposes should also be tracked carefully to ensure that no additional marijuana products could be illegally released from these outlets. Whilst no edible cannabis may be produced, it would be possible for medical cardholders to mix their cannabis into their food or to turn the cannabis into an inhalable steam to make using the drug more manageable for the individual. In addition, the list of allowed medical conditions was amended to add AIDs, HIV and the painful eye condition, glaucoma.

Medical Marijuana Benefits Finally Being Recognized

Senator Folmer expressed his relief following the acceptance of the bill by his colleagues. “This bill has had many individuals working hard to help the broadest group of people we possibly can without further delay,” said Folmer. He was happy that the amendments have been made in favour of the use of the drug and that the list had been expanded to provide relief to a wider group of patients.

The use of marijuana has been legalized, decriminalized or is partially allowed for medicinal use across just under half the number of States in America. Bill 3, which has been brought forward a little more is a step in the right direction to give Pennsylvanians the chance to use medicinal marijuana to treat their various health problems. Finally, it looks as though America is waking up and realising the many medical marijuana benefits that can be provided by the drug.

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Medical Marijuana Should be Legalized


icon  11 May, 2015  /  icon  5        Author: Support Pot Valet

77 year old a-list actor Morgan Freeman has expressed his desire to see cannabis legalized ‘across the board’. The actor doesn’t hide the fact that he uses medical marijuana for his own use and has done for a good few years.

Recent moves by some states to partially or fully legalize marijuana have been praised by Freeman who says that he uses the drug for his own personal pain control and acknowledged that he feels that it has many other uses.

Marijuana is beginning to have more understanding in not only the public eye, but also in the medical world too. It’s also a well established fact that alcohol is far more dangerous than marijuana, causing thousands of fatalities each year, whereas marijuana is not known to have ever caused a single fatality.

 

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Not Just Medical Marijuana Benefits Says Freeman

Morgan Freeman suffers from the pain-inducing medical condition, fibromyalgia. There is no known cure for this health ailment, and it causes pain and joint swelling amongst several other symptoms for sufferers, many of whom are prescribed harsh pain medications that can cause further side-effects even though it deals with the pain. Fibromyalgia sufferers like Freeman however can take medicinal Marijuana Pain Relief without the harsh side effects of extreme pain medication.

Even though he has been prescribed many medications, Morgan Freeman claims that Medical Marijuana is the only thing that has ever helped ease the symptoms of his fibromyalgia. He suffers the most pain in his arm and this is Morgan Freeman’s main reasoning behind using the drug. He strongly supports those who believe in legalizing cannabis, although he does not believe it should end at using the drug forthe medical marijuana benefits only. There are many other benefits of marijuana, including the fact that it is safer to use than it’s legal recreational alternative, alcohol.

Marijuana Pain Relief a Clear and Possible Alternative

Marijuana has proven itself in trials on children who have seizure, and studies show that the drug can actually minimise the severity of seizures so that the children do not need to suffer and as such can enjoy being children and live a happier life. The drug has also been successful on multiple occasions in relieving previously untreatable pain in other conditions, showing that Marijuana Pain Relief may be the way forward.

Even though Marijuana has been legalized for medicinal use in California for around 19 years now, industry regulations for it’s safe use have been barred by some governmental groups who won’t back down on their statements that there are no such thing as medical marijuana benefits as such, the federal government still keeps marijuana on the list of schedule 1 dangerous drugs. Whilst Californians can access medical marijuana in Los Angeles for example, elsewhere in America, there are still states that have severe legal implications for those who use the drug for any purpose and we are the best online store dealing in Medical Marijuana Santa Barbara.

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New Medical Marijuana Bill Means Full Legalization for Texas


icon  10 May, 2015  /  icon  4        Author: Support Pot Valet

New Marijuana Bill Means Full Legalization for Texas and Not Just For Medical Marijuana

On Wednesday, new legislation was approved that means a small victory for the marijuana users of Texas. Members of the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee have allowed new laws that will allow Texans to use not only Medical Marijuana, but to access a marijuana delivery service for recreational purposes too.

The 7-person panel voted 5 to 2 in favor of the bill, which would mean that Texas could become the fifth state in America to legalize cannabis for the public’s recreational use. It’s a little early to start toking quite yet though as the bill has several more crossroads to clear and it is unlikely for the bill to get any further this year. It is still a step in the right direction, with officials showing support for marijuana, which is still classed by the federal government as a dangerous schedule 1 drug.

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Great Cannabis News For Marijuana Supporters

Only 2 days before, this panel had voted on the decriminalization of marijuana, which again was a successful 4 to 2 vote on that bill. This first victory was the first time that a bill to legalize marijuana has ever been approved at this stage, so for two to be approved is certainly good news for cannabis supporters.

The current law means that those caught in possession of marijuana face jail time, which many believe is unfair, unnecessary and a waste of money for the taxpayer. New laws aim to reduce the numbers of people incarcerated for marijuana possession across Texas. Instead, law enforcement will have the power to give citations to individuals caught in possession of marijuana. There are other benefits for decriminalizing marijuana, with obvious reasons being the reduced rates of drug related crimes, an economy boost and a regulated system to make marijuana safer for those who do use it for recreational or medicinal purposes.

One particular member of the committee voting for the bill to legalize marijuana for recreational use gave his reason as “I don’t believe that when God made marijuana he made a mistake that government needs to fix.” David Simpson, a republican has conservative views and gave his support for the bill gladly.

Hopes For A Legal Marijuana Delivery Service To Be Available for All

The bill wont legalize the recreational use of marijuana completely however. Maintaining responsibility, the committee in making their final decisions decided to make a few amendments to the bill before voting. Unless they have parental supervision, minors will not be able to use cannabis, so this will still remain legal. Changing this section of the bill resulted in another yes vote from the panel.

The next group of voters to receive the bill will be the State House Floor Calendar committee, so marijuana users who are still waiting for a legal marijuana delivery service will no doubt be waiting with baited breath to hear the outcome of their decision.

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Pot Valet- Trustworthy Medical Marijuana in Los Angeles


icon  03 May, 2015  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

Are you still searching Google or browsing maps and routes for a Marijuana Los Angeles store? No need, Pot Valet’s marijuana home delivery service is here to serve you. We are a one stop shop, a complete marijuana reservoir, where you may quickly order the prescribed marijuana, and we deliver it to you within 45 minutes or less. We offer a diverse range of medical marijuana for distinct diseases like arthritis, anxiety, diabetes, insomnia and much more.

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There is an uncomplicated justification to this question. Pot Valet is an “Online medical dispensary” and we offer a protracted list of services:

We offer Free Delivery

Home delivery usually costs a handful of a penny, but ours is absolutely FREE. There are no delivery charges at all.

We are Reliable

You will never see  a complaint regarding open sealed product or expiry product, etc. We are highly reliable in terms of delivering quality products.

We are Trusted

We service tons of customers throughout California, and based on our reviews, our customers contend with our service. Fulfilling the client’s expectation is our sole desire. We always verify your ID and Doctor’s recommendation before the delivery of the marijuana order.

We are a Time Saver

Earlier, you had to hunt for a marijuana store, then enter in and, stand in a queue, order the marijuana, buy it, carry and load it into your vehicle and finally drive back to your destination. Oh! That is a really long process. But with our pot delivery services just order online or call and we will send our driver for safe and sound delivery. No more than 45 minutes, usually around 20 minutes, to deliver your purchased product to your home. Do members find that when they order pot online it is quite quick? Indeed, it saves a lot of time as you need not take out an extra hour from your busy schedule, to visit a medical store.

We are Accessible

For any query, you may call us or drop a mail anytime. We will get back to you within the least possible time span.

We are Standardized

Quality assurance is guaranteed at our firm. With Pot Valet medical marijuana, we offer superior products which are obtained at an affordable price.

We offer latest products

We offer the latest and newest medical marijuana. For distinct diseases, we convey a diverse spectrum of products. And the most chronic disease like cancer can also be alleviated via marijuana.

Pot valet is an end to end service provider that has an ease of ordering and is cost effective. Now, no more hassle of waiting in line and then loading medicine into your vehicle. A non-hectic, non-ambiguous process will nurture the experience of buying marijuana with ease. We offer the best marijuana delivery, with many benefits to patients, in comparison to some of the other delivery services.

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Marijuana Laws Removing the Cannabis Dispensary


icon  27 Apr, 2015  /  icon  5        Author: Support Pot Valet

On April 24th, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill to reform the rules for the use of marijuana, and specifically the cannabis dispensary in a move that is sure to improve the way in which marijuana is regulated across the state.  The proposed bill featured seven aspects that the governor ruled out as he signed the bill, although the majority was kept as it had been originally proposed.

The governor’s decision to sign the bill was not made lightly, however he acknowledged that legalization is the way forward in order to create a more regulated system that is safer for the public and users of the drug, especially those who currently rely on visiting marijuana dispensaries for their health problems.

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What Does the Bill Mean For the Cannabis Dispensary?

Rather than using the regular marijuana dispensaries, the bill will mean that from next summer, the sale of medical marijuana will be facilitated via the recreational pot stores that began to be used over the past year.   Some changes will need to be made by the stores if they wish to sell medicinal marijuana, such as stocking certain products and ensuring that staff members are sufficiently trained to be able to advise and sell marijuana for medicinal purposes.

How Can Patients Use Recreational Stores Now Instead of A Marijuana Dispensary?

By joining a patient registry, those who have a doctor’s recommendation to use marijuana to access a marijuana dispensary will be able to purchase more marijuana than they would be able to for recreational use, whilst not needing to pay tax on the product either.  It is hoped that changing the law for both recreational and medicinal uses of marijuana will ensure that the current medical system will finally be regulated better than cannabis dispensaries are at present, bringing it more in line with the current and so far successful implementation of laws for recreational use.

The new bill states that it is up to the medical practitioner as to how much and in what dose marijuana is prescribed to the patient.  Whilst this could mean that patients can now have access to as much treatment as may be necessary for their condition or illness, it would have an alternative consequence, as doctor’s are still regulated by federal laws as well as state laws, and prescribing a substance that is not legal across the country could lead to a doctor losing their license to practice medicine.  To overcome this issue, the governor allowed for small cultivation of the drug by patients for their own use, rather than having crops killed when they are discovered, as was part of the proposed bill.

What Was Omitted From The New Cannabis Dispensary Bill?

Amongst the parts of the bill that the governor decided to rule out of the final bill that he signed was removing the ability for medical centers to prevent their staff from advising for cannabis dispensaries to be used.  It was argued that if all medical professionals are allowed to advise without regulation about the usage of marijuana, then this could lead to the overuse and unnecessary use of the substance, and that the theory behind the suggestion wasn’t exactly well researched at the time of proposition.

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Obama backs the use of the Cannabis Drug


icon  22 Apr, 2015  /  icon  9        Author: Support Pot Valet

4/20 is the unofficial celebration day for the cannabis collective to unite and hold protests to legalize marijuana across the globe.  The evening before, on April 19th 2015, President Obama appeared on a report for CNN news claiming to back the use of medicinal marijuana in support of the controlled usage of it rather than criminalizing all who use the cannabis drug.

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Whilst Obama didn’t quite state that he was behind the complete legalization of the drug, he seemed to be very supportive of backing the bill to legalize it for its medicinal use.

Obama believes that the science behind medicinal marijuana is too strong to ignore and that if patients are professionally and carefully prescribed the use of medicinal marijuana to help with their health issues, then this could be a viable option for at least partially legalizing the cannabis drug.  He said that he believes strongly that it is time that the public and officials stopped looking at marijuana from a criminal perspective, and looked instead at how marijuana could benefit the health and lifestyle of those who live with health problems that marijuana could help to treat.

Although he is a little shy about the subject, this is not the first time that the president has addressed his views on the use of marijuana.  In his youth, Obama has claimed to have used marijuana, and has admitted that he does not believe that it is any more dangerous than alcohol.

Policy Similar to That for Tobacco Could be Used For the Cannabis Drug

Just as guidelines for the safe and responsible use of tobacco, with warnings and public service announcements have helped spread the message of the dangers of the prolonged use of tobacco, Obama suggested that a similar tactic could be used for allowing members of the public to use marijuana safely.  Presently, if someone has an addiction to tobacco and cigarettes, then the government has options for them to help fight the addiction and offer help and support.  Rather than looking at the overuse of the cannabis drug as a criminal matter, offering help and support if it is required to the cannabis collective could be a better option.

The Stance on the Cannabis Drug in America

At present, Colorado has seen a huge financial benefit from the legalization of cannabis, with crime statistics being unaffected, and the taxes coming into the state due to legal cannabis drug sales giving a real boost to the economy.  The District of Columbia, Oregon and the State of Washington have also seen the legalization of the recreational use of the cannabis drug with no adverse problems.

Objection to the Use of the Cannabis Drug Still a Problem

Despite the present success of legalization across parts of America, and the statistics that the use of the drug amongst the cannabis collective is much less deadly than the abuse of alcohol, just this past week, a Californian judge has ruled not to take it off the list of federally recognized dangerous drugs.

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People with arthritis can buy marijuana online


icon  20 Apr, 2015  /  icon  6        Author: Support Pot Valet

Arthritis is among those  that people try to cure or at least relieve with marijuana. And given the fact that it affects namely the bones and joints, the option to buy marijuana online seems adequate and applicable.

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Why bother visiting a dispensary when you can order marijuana online?

It’s like this – this disease is already too hard to handle let alone going out and visiting a dispensary just to buy what’s necessary to relieve the pain. Many scientific studies have proven and confirmed the pain-relieving effects that cannabis has. The case with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis is no different.

These are the two most common diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system. They consist in bone deformations that cause quite unpleasant pain to the patients and distort their everyday activities. Simple things like shopping become a rather obnoxious activity and patients with arthritis prefer to limit all sort of movement.

Cannabis is an effective and reliable treatment so expansion of the market is no surprise for anyone: welcome the marijuana online business.

The wave of legalization is literally flooding the world – US States as well as developing countries are discussing the liberalization of either medical marijuana or cannabinoid-based medications. But for the patients the decision is simple – they’ll do whatever is necessary to relieve their pain. In this particular case authorities must consider the financial influx from taxes from dispensaries and also from buying marijuana online. It’s harsh to admit that for some people the health and life of others is measured in bills and coins.

The risk of arthritis is higher for obese people, yet 30% risk while maintaining a healthy weight is just too much.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 19 million Americans “report limitations because of arthritis”. This number sounds more than disturbing – 19 million only in the USA is just too many people suffering this awful pain. That’s why it’s a bit surprising when you think about marijuana online.

To order marijuana online may sound ridiculous to some just because of the fact that arthritis is closely related to unhealthy weight and sedentary lifestyle. Unfortunately the problem with the skeletal deformations and diseases is that they can’t be cured, just relieved. This briefly means that if it’s already too late to reason “To eat or not to eat that pizza?”, then getting rid of the pain is more than welcome.

To order marijuana online is not only easy but a reliable way to provide the necessary treatment.

We buy food online; we buy clothes and shoes online; why not buy marijuana online then? Once we escape from the social stereotypes of what’s “good” and “bad” for us and go for “what makes us feel better” , only then we can really affirm that health is a top priority for humanity.

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Marijuana delivery – salvation for two hundred Delawareans


icon  15 Apr, 2015  /  icon  5        Author: Support Pot Valet

Another major hit on the medical marijuana accessibility in Delaware – the opening of First State Compassion Center has been rescheduled for June. This is the second delay that disturbs the treatment of approximately two hundred patients and a reasonable solution might be the marijuana delivery.

Constant troubles for the sick Delawareans since the medical cannabis law was passed in 2011 but marijuana delivery may save the day.

It was first the Governor – Jack Markell who hampered the implementation of the new law under the threat of possible federal intervention. For four years patients were forced to seek alternative sources to relieve their condition. Quite more often than we’d like, these sources were not only illegal, but unreliable and hide many dangers.

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Marijuana delivery seems like a good choice since it was announced that Delaware’s first medical dispensary will open doors later than expected. The initially scheduled start was for April, but as a result of electrical issues and seed-growing related difficulties, this date has been changed. Now the 200 registered patients of the state will have to wait until June to purchase their first and legal, Delaware medical marijuana.

Marijuana delivery is not only quicker but also a safe way to provide the patients with treatment.

Since the beginning of the cannabis legalization wave, the number of registered patients in Delaware has tripled. Yet, these people don’t have the necessary access to relief their suffering. Marijuana delivery was a disputable option that raised many questions (mainly concerning regulation) but so far it turns out it works quite well for many patients in other states. While cross-state delivery is forbidden, Delawarean authorities might consider the fact of a temporary solution to the dispensary delay problem.

Many have expressed their concerns about a potential shortage of the medical cannabis. The governor’s spokesman affirmed that supply-related issues won’t occur. Unfortunately, after so many troubles that accompanied the Delawarean medical marijuana legalization, patients just can’t be patient anymore.

According to Health Officials, the current number of people in possess of medical cannabis ID cards is 200. At the same time about 170 more are waiting in line for their applications to be approved. Considering the state law regulations, allowing the cultivation of not more than 150 plants and a reserve of 1,500 ounces, the total number of people who’ll need weed will exceed the ability of supplying.

Despite the relentless efforts of medical cannabis communities, even a marijuana delivery service won’t fix the problems permanently and entirely. More efforts and even more devotion are needed from the authorities in order to meet the needs of patients whose last chance of treatment was delayed again.

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Cannabis News: Marijuana for 2016 Election


icon  13 Apr, 2015  /  icon  11        Author: Support Pot Valet

Latest cannabis news shows that the politicians have been discussing marijuana policy. And the marijuana policy will most likely be addressed in the 2016 election, as it is a very hot topic. This means that whether it’s Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton or Scott Walker, marijuana policy will be up for debate. In other cannabis news, both the republicans and democrats have reasons to address marijuana cannabis issues.

Cannabis news: Republicans Talk Marijuana

Marijuana policy gives republicans a chance to distinguish themselves. It is an issue that they need to take a stand on. They have to speak about it. Cannabis is too popular for any politician to avoid. It also helps candidates to make a link with the younger and more liberal voters. While some republicans accept and openly address marijuana policy, some don’t. For some republicans they “just say no.”

Cannabis news: Democrats Talk Marijuana

Democrats find it far less difficult and seamless to talk marijuana policy. Again, like with the republicans, it helps in connecting to the younger audience, the younger voters. It also helps democrats to lead into a discussion about health and family. After all, most cannabis news tell us that cannabis drugs have several medical benefits. This topic also provides another lead in that benefits the democrats. It provides a lead in to criminal justice reform, economic disparities, discrimination and the job implications of marijuana arrests.

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Why Cannabis News will Increase

Many states have come on board to legalize marijuana. This list includes states like Washington and Colorado. And they have already started gaining quite a few benefits. In Colorado, the governor’s budget office estimate they will collect $184 million in the first 18-months of recreational pot sales. In the first year alone Colorado earned $53 million in marijuana sales tax revenue. And, more recent reports state that Colorado has made $2.35 million for schools from marijuana sales.

Scientists have learnt that medical marijuana benefits for treatment of various medical issues. And as more states legalize marijuana more research will be done to uncover new uses. Cannabis news talk about some illnesses that marijuana is used to treat, illnesses such as marijuana cancer treatment, marijuana for migraines, marijuana for glaucoma and many more. The benefits of marijuana are quite many. Scientists also say marijuana users are smarter and more open minded. It has also been said that marijuana is less toxic than alcohol and tobacco.

So not only will cannabis drugs help to raise tax incomes in each state, but it will also help persons who need the herb for treatment. Medical marijuana is used for a number of illnesses and diseases. Legalizing marijuana will mean a boost in business for medical marijuana delivery service suppliers and a host of medical advantages that many persons will benefit from.

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Marijuana dispensary, Marijuana taken to the federal level as Bill awaits decision in House


icon  10 Apr, 2015  /  icon  18        Author: Support Pot Valet

Marijuana has been the centre of attention recently. And, the federal government has gotten more involved. The positive thing about this effort is that it is bipartisan. It means that both sides are pushing for the law to be passed. This will improve the odds of the bill being passed. This may also affect how long it takes.

The bill is also very likely to be passed because of public opinion. Currently, polls say that 86 per cent of Americans are pro medical marijuana. This is a big advantage for the bill. This will open the doors for the marijuana dispensary businesses and other suppliers in the industry.

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The Reason for Support for Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana benefits are quite a few. Aside from its recreational use, marijuana cannabis has a number of medical advantages. It is used for insomnia, pain relief, asthma, anxiety and many others. There is marijuana cancer treatment, marijuana multiple sclerosis, marijuana AIDs and marijuana HIV treatments. The marijuana dispensary and medical marijuana dispensary industry will increase when legalization is set at a federal level.  They will make it more convenient and accessible for persons who need medical marijuana to treat their illnesses or disease.

Marijuana move from Schedule I to II

Marijuana is currently under the Schedule I category under federal government. Under this category drugs are not recognized for having any medical benefit. However, clearly, this is not the case with cannabis drugs. It has a variety of medical benefits. And, as more research is conducted the current list of benefits may well increase. Being under Schedule II will mean that the medical qualities of marijuana will be officially recognized. Representative Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee and Don Young, R-Alaska, introduced the bill recently that proposes reclassifying marijuana to Schedule II.

The New Bill will Free up Medical Marijuana

Currently, medical marijuana is legal in 23 states. Moving marijuana to Schedule II at the federal level would then allow each state to set the law with regards to medical marijuana. The new bill will also allow a marijuana dispensary, for medical treatment, to use the traditional banking system. This bill will also allow doctors at the Department of Veterans Affairs to recommend medical marijuana to veterans. Cohen spoke fervently about this issue, he said, ” VA Doctors should not be muzzled,” he said. “The idea that veterans who go to war and see life squashed out can’t talk to doctors about marijuana is absurd. It’s crazy.”

The marijuana industry will turn around, but it may take some time. The marijuana dispensary and medical marijuana dispensary business will be opened up for persons to acquire marijuana for medical treatment. And political affiliates will come together to get marijuana mainstreamed.

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Irish healthcare Firm Discusses Cannabis Collective for Multiple Sclerosis Patients


icon  08 Apr, 2015  /  icon  11        Author: Support Pot Valet

Like other countries worldwide marijuana cannabis is being legalized in many European Union countries. Unfortunately Ireland is lagging in this regard. Dr. James Linden, the managing director of a Dublin-based research firm called GreenLight Health has been examining the medical marijuana benefits and particularly as it relates to multiple sclerosis patients. 176 years ago Irish Doctor William Brooke O’Shaughnessy lead the initiative in researching the medical benefits of cannabis drugs. Now, Dr. Linden is reigniting this research to help thousands of patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis. A cannabis collective, a place that provides medical marijuana to those who don’t grow or have their own supply, will be a source for multiple sclerosis patients.

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Regulations against Pot in Ireland

Unfortunately, cannabis collective facilities are not yet readily available for patients in Ireland. Using marijuana in Ireland could mean a criminal record. Persons could also be required to pay a fine of 2,700 Euros and possible a prison sentence of up to 12 months. Other countries such as United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Austria and France have legalized marijuana cannabis for medical purposes. They have allowed cannabinoid type treatments to be used in their health system. On the other hand, in Ireland, legalization was to have been drafted in 2013 to allow for the selling of medical cannabis, however, it has not gone any further. According to Dr. Linden, it is a grey area on whether he would need a change in the law to produce cannabis medicine in Ireland. He can get a license to grow marijuana for research. However, a cannabis collective and selling it would make that grey area somewhat darker.

Cannabis Collective for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Though research is continuing to uncover the how medical cannabis can help treat multiple sclerosis patients, according to Dr. Linden “cannabis gives relief from some of the symptoms of MS which are muscle plasticity which helps prevent inflammation and it helps the joints from stiffening.” Dr. Linden also says that cannabis could do more for MS patients, this can only be uncovered through more extensive research. The laws and regulations against marijuana would have to change to make way for this research to take place without any limiting restrictions.

As more research takes place, the benefits marijuana cannabis will more likely increase. Medically we are still only in the early stages of discovering the many medical marijuana benefits. Marijuana treatment is used for other illnesses and diseases such as diabetes, anti-aging, anxiety and there’s even marijuana cancer treatment. Medical dispensary, online medical dispensary and cannabis collective businesses will make cannabis medical treatment more easily available to patients. First the laws will have to make way for cannabis, but in time it will no longer pose a problem.

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New Jersey's Christie Admin Scolded for Marijuana Delivery Criticism


icon  06 Apr, 2015  /  icon  6        Author: Support Pot Valet

The New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, has made some comments about the medical marijuana program in the state that hasn’t been well received. This has displeased lawmakers so much so that they took their sentiments a step further. The lawmakers endorsed a resolution that said the Health Department, under Governor Christie’, put “arbitrary and unnecessary” limitations on the medical marijuana program. The marijuana trade is changing; marijuana delivery, other suppliers and stakeholders are looking forward to the legalization of Pot

Christie Calls it ‘Blood Money’

The lawmakers made that resolution, named the ACR224 a day after Christie’s comment. The Governor condemned the legalization of marijuana that would gain tax revenue; he called it ‘blood money.’ That may be Christie’s opinion, however, tax revenue from marijuana delivery and sales can be used for good in the state. Colorado legalized the cannabis drug for over a year now. The benefits have been quite good for the state. The state gained $53 million in tax revenue from marijuana sales. Also, the governor’s budget office estimate that Colorado will collect $184 million in the first 18-months of pot sales. $40 million to public school construction, $85 million on youth prevention and substance abuse treatment, $12.4 million on public health, $3 million on law enforcement and public safety and almost $2 million on industry oversight, according to money.cnn.com. This just shows how growing the marijuana industry can provide much needed benefits. More recent reports show that Colorado also generated $2.35 million for schools from marijuana sales.

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More importantly the medical marijuana benefits are plenty. Pot is used to relieve a wide number of illnesses and diseases. There’s marijuana cancer treatment, medical marijuana for migraines and a host of other medical marijuana benefits.

Marijuana Delivery Status in New Jersey

The resolution now says that there are regulations that were passed by the Department of Health that are in opposition to that legislature that was enacted in 2009, this was the Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act of 2009. This was also before Governor Christie took office. That legislature said that marijuana delivery by doctors who prescribed medical marijuana be part of a public database. It also stated that edible marijuana cannabis was prohibited and it could not be delivered to homes. Christie won’t have the chance to refute this resolution because it is not like other resolutions. It is a concurrent resolution. This means that if the Assembly and Senate pass it then the Department of Health will have to abide by what is stated.

With policies like this being pushed from the top marijuana legalization will happen in New Jersey, with any luck it will be sooner than later. Decriminalizing marijuana will only open up the industry to more possibilities.

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Order Medical Marijuana Online in Ohio: Legalization A Possibility


icon  02 Apr, 2015  /  icon  5        Author: Support Pot Valet

There’s an opinion shift happening in the marijuana industry. The times are changing. Marijuana cannabis is becoming more free and open in America, one state at a time. Experts are hoping Ohio will be the fifth state to join the list of states that have legalized cannabis drugs. This will cause a shift and result in big changes for the economy in Ohio. Order medical marijuana online, legally, may not be as far fetched as it in now. “We definitely support replacing the status quo. Marijuana prohibition is a colossal failure, and it needs to go,” says Chris Lindsey, a legislative analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project. And this is exactly what is taking place.

Groups Working to Legalize Marijuana in Ohio

ResponsibleOhio is the group pushing for marijuana legalization on the November 2015 Ohio Ballot. The group projects Ohioans would annually buy more than $2.2 billion in legal marijuana by the year 2020, and when the market has stabilized.

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An investor group in Ohio has put up $20 million into developing 10 marijuana farms in Ohio. This will definitely help to grow the industry rapidly, and with new advances that allow users to order medical marijuana online, the earnings from the industry could even exceed forecasts.

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306,000 signatures are needed by July to make the requirement for the November 2015 ballot. Supporters and investor groups are working to get those signatures in time. Getting these signatures is very likely. In 2014, the Quinnipiac University reported that 51% of Ohioans supported a law that would allow adults to have limited amounts of cannabis for personal, whether recreational or medical, use. The law will mean that adults over 21 can use Pot, minors will have access to medial marijuana with parental consent and there would be a few commercial stimulations to marijuana growth.

On the political side, some experts say this may not be the best time to get a decision on legalizing marijuana because it is an off-off-year electorate. But campaign manager Ian James says it is all about appealing to the voters. According to James said: “when you talk with older voters and you talk about marijuana being able to treat Alzheimer’s, arthritis, assisting the children who suffer from dozens of seizures a day, rather than ravaging their bodies with opiates … old, young, black, white, men, women come to the point of saying, ‘I want to provide the compassionate care that this amendment provides. And I want to treat adults who are 21 and older as adults and allow them to purchase, possess and consume marijuana just the same way we do with alcohol.”

When Ohio legalizes marijuana, it will join states like Colorado and Washington that have already made the change and have astounding results. This and other industry innovativeness that allows users to order medical marijuana online continues to provide encouragement to other states and naysayers to do the same.

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Buy Marijuana Online & Other Cannabis Benefits for Nevada 2016 Ballot


icon  31 Mar, 2015  /  icon  6        Author: Support Pot Valet

The Marijuana Policy Project group has made strides in marijuana acceptance in the state of Nevada. The group collected more than enough signatures to put forward marijuana legalization for the 2016 ballot. This is the first state on the books for marijuana cannabis legislation ballot for next year, 2016. Mason Tvert, the communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project group made a comment on this development. Tvert said “Voters will have the opportunity to end marijuana prohibition next year and replace it with a policy that actually makes sense.”

The policy of choice is, of course, to legalize marijuana. Make cannabis open to patients who need it. Make cannabis open to persons who want to use it for recreational purposes. When persons are able to buy marijuana online and in stores freely, without fear of prosecution, that will be a big deal. Make the marijuana industry grow and add to the economy. This policy will change Nevada and other states that decide to legalize marijuana.

Work of the Marijuana Policy Project Group

The group has been working on pushing forth marijuana legalization. They have been working on the language on the ballot. To make sure it is comprehensive and correct. The group will also make sure that all marijuana issues are all addressed. Marijuana issues such as whether it is recreational or medical will be addressed on the ballot. They addressed whether it can be home grown or not by persons in the state. Making sure businesses can allow persons to buy marijuana online and access it by other means. The marijuana policy project group has worked on other state initiatives to make it possible and legal for persons to buy marijuana online and anywhere legally.

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The marijuana policy project group has also worked on getting the marijuana industry free and opened up on other states. They were behind the successful legalization process in Colorado in 2012 as well as in Alaska in 2014.

Marijuana will Mean Big Things for the Future

When patients are able to buy marijuana online in Nevada, to use for diseases and ailments it will be a notable accomplishment. Cannabis news record several illnesses that marijuana is used to treat such as marijuana cancer treatment, marijuana for migraines, marijuana for glaucoma and many more. The medical marijuana benefits are quite many.

Tvert also had this to say, “law enforcement officials will be able to spend their time addressing more serious crimes, and adults will no longer be punished simply for using marijuana.” The marijuana policy project group will also be pursuing marijuana legalization ballots in other states. These states include Arizona, Maine and Massachusetts. Hopefully these states will come on board to legalize cannabis drugs. And, as Tvert says, start spending more of their time addressing serious crimes instead of making it hard persons from using the very potent, useful and beneficial cannabis.

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Providing Solutions for Patients


icon  29 Mar, 2015  /  icon  8        Author: Support Pot Valet

It’s not a surprise that marijuana cannabis is being sought out to treat depression and bipolar. Even without medical evidence, marijuana users can tell you that having cannabis drugs get you in a very good mood. Just having marijuana makes you feel different and usually users feel better and more positive after having a dose of Pot. Aside from the recreational use there a large number of medical benefits that are derived from the herb. Many scientists and researchers have conducted a variety of experiments and tests to find what medical marijuana benefits exist. Now that new studies show the marijuana can help with depression and bipolar it just adds to the list of medical benefits. Findings like this will continue to boost and encourage the legalization and growth of the marijuana industry. Medical marijuana dispensary businesses will benefit greatly, and more so the patients who need the cannabis drugs to treat their ailments.

Studies Linking Marijuana to Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Imagine that you are suffering from depression, and you are able to go to a medical marijuana dispensary for treatment? Wouldn’t that be great? It certainly would for those who suffer from depression. According to patients4medicalmarijuana.wordpress.com “neuroscientists from the University of Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions found that endocannabinoids — chemical compounds in the brain that activate the same receptors as THC, an active compound in marijuana — may be helpful in treating depression that results from chronic stress.” The source also reports that Pot may improve cognitive functioning in bipolar disorder “there was a general pattern of superior cognitive functioning in the group with a history of cannabis abuse. These patients performed better than their drug-free cohort on all significant measures, such as processing speed, attention, and working memory.” These studies give encouraging results to patients who probably need to find a medical marijuana dispensary to get their cannabis treatment.

Medical Marijuana Dispensary will Benefit from These Results

One study made a comparison between persons who had marijuana on a daily basis and those who had it less frequently or had never had it. The results showed that those who had marijuana at least once a week had a less depressed mood than the infrequent or non-users. They also tended to have a more positive outlook against their counterparts in the study. These studies will result in increased business for medical marijuana dispensary businesses and other suppliers in the industry.

“With the expansiveness that occurs with marijuana, the subject may begin to notice infinite possibilities to raise the quality of his/her life that would otherwise have remained hidden from normal, defensive consciousness. And feelings of health and happiness naturally lead to hope, which of itself can be curative.” – Joan Bello

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Medical Marijuana Delivery Service for Patients with HIV/HCV


icon  27 Mar, 2015  /  icon  6        Author: Support Pot Valet

Marijuana has countless medical benefits that are still being discovered today. Persons use marijuana cannabis for pain relief, insomnia, diabetes and a number of other ailments. Marijuana treatment has also been linked to HIV and AIDS. Recent studies show that marijuana use can lower the risk of insulin resistance in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or Hepatitis C (HCV). As more and more research is conducted HIV/HCV patients and maybe other illnesses as well may find a viable treatment in marijuana. As more of these studies are done, the marijuana industry will grow. A medical marijuana delivery service will be very advantageous to these patients.

Lowering the Risk of Insulin Resistance

Reports from healio.com described findings from INSERM in France. According to the researchers “the results found were robust as they were confirmed in three sensitivity analyses, one of [these] also including patients with diabetes.” The team included M. Patrizia Carrieri, PhD and other team members. The information for the research was collected from 703 patients in France. All the patients had HIV and HCV. During the course of the study the patients did a few self-administered tests. Some of these tests included questionnaires. They asked the patients about consumption levels of items such as coffee and alcohol. And these questionnaires were done every 12 or 60 months. This helped researchers to keep track of the patient’s activity and monitor results.

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The results indicated “at the first available visit, 54.6% reported no cannabis use in the previous 4 weeks, where as 20.6% reported occasional use, 11.7% regular use and 13.1% daily use.” A medical marijuana delivery service would have been quite useful to the patients. The researchers measured insulin levels using a homeostasis model that would measure the insulin resistance also known as HOMA-IR. 46% of the patients had a HOMA-IR that was more than 2.77 or over. And 30% was over 3.8.

The researchers found that in a univariate analysis patients who used cannabis drugs had a smaller risk of insulin resistance. The study also showed that this was the case for persons who had several cups of coffee, if the patient was a female and if they had detectable HIV viral load.

Medical Marijuana Delivery Service for the Future

A medical marijuana delivery service will definitely help patients with HIV/HCV diseases in the future. It will make it more convenient for them to get cannabis drugs and treatment to keep their illness under control. Though this research on insulin resistance has provided much needed knowledge, there is more work to be done. The researchers also had this to say, “The benefits of these products for patients concerned by increased risk of insulin and diabetes need to be evaluated in clinical research and practice.”

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Marijuana Delivery for Delaware State May be Years Away


icon  25 Mar, 2015  /  icon  5        Author: Support Pot Valet

Delaware Governor Jack Markell has been supportive of quite a few controversial issues. However, when it comes to legalizing marijuana cannabis he has been uneasy. Markell agreed to legalize the cannabis drug for medical purposes in 2011. But now he is not supportive of the law. “It’s not going to happen while I’m governor,” says Markell in a recent WHYY’s First interview. The University of Delaware conducted a recent poll. The poll stated that 56 percent of Delaware citizens are in support of legalizing marijuana. However, this was not enough to persuade the Governor. This is not the best cannabis news. Quite a few states, laws and legislations are tending towards marijuana. Less of them are tending away from it. The marijuana industry, marijuana delivery and dispensaries are growing around the world. And hopefully Delaware will not be left behind.

States Benefit from Legalizing Marijuana

Delaware stands to benefit immensely from making marijuana delivery legal in the state. Other states that have done so have begun to reap the benefits. The governor’s budget office estimate that Colorado will collect $184 million in the first 18-months of recreational pot sales. In the first year Colorado earned $53 million in marijuana sales tax revenue. And, more recent and positive reports state that Colorado has generated $2.35 million for schools from marijuana sales. This cannabis news is even more encouraging for the marijuana industry. However, Governor Markell doesn’t think it is enough. Markell believes more research and study needs to be conducted to uncover societal costs that may be hiding.

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Also, not only will cannabis drugs help to raise tax revenues, but it will also help persons who need marijuana cannabis for treatment. Medical marijuana helps with pain relief, diabetes, migraines and so much more. Making marijuana delivery legal and convenient to patients in need will be very beneficial to Delawareans. Decriminalizing marijuana will only open up the industry to more encouraging and beneficial possibilities.

The Future of Marijuana for Delaware

Governor Markell has two years left in his term. As it is now, he will not be legalizing marijuana anytime soon. Maybe the next Governor will think differently. Maybe that person will be the one to open up marijuana in the State and start reaping benefits. Or, maybe more studies will be conducted during Markell’s tenure that will convince him to legalize marijuana in Delaware. Only time will tell the future of when marijuana delivery will be legal in Delaware.

While Markell awaits more research, hopefully existing studies will steer the Governor in the marijuana direction. Scientists have done tests that indicate marijuana can help to cure cancer. Some research also found a correlation between open-minded intelligent persons and marijuana usage. Marijuana clearly has a lot to offer. One can only hope Markell will realize that sooner rather than later.

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Finance Sector Accepts Medical Marijuana Delivery


icon  23 Mar, 2015  /  icon  6        Author: Support Pot Valet

Marijuana cannabis has gained quite a bit of spotlight in recent times. Some states have legalized the drug for medical marijuana. While other states legalized for both medical and recreational use. The marijuana industry is in a period of growth. As the growth occurs the industry gets more profitable. As the industry becomes more profitable, it produces more money. In the past, the financial industry had hesitated to accept medical marijuana delivery businesses, dispensaries and others in the industry. However, things have changed in recent times. As states like Colorado and Washington have legalized Pot, more laws and regulations are being made to accommodate the industry. Banks are now able to keep accounts for marijuana businesses without any fear of prosecution.

Financial Sector Opened up to Medical Marijuana Delivery Businesses

The legal marijuana suppliers, sellers, dispensaries and the like are able to freely use banking services. The Director for the National Cannabis Industry Association Aaron Smith made a statement on the move. Smith said “this is a huge victory for our members, our communities, and the banks that take this opportunity to serve a thriving new market”. And huge it is. In Colorado alone, the state received about $53 million in sales tax collected from marijuana. This was in the first year that marijuana was made legal in Colorado. In addition to that Colorado has made $2.35 million for schools from marijuana sales. This just shows how big and profitable the industry is becoming. As cannabis drug become legal in more locations the industry will continue to boom.

This boom will mean an increase in medical marijuana delivery businesses, dispensaries and suppliers. And other support businesses will arise. Based on how profitable the businesses have been there will be a lot of revenue coming in. This cash needs to be in a secure place. Now that banks can offer their services to the industrymedical marijuana delivery the business owners will not have to worry about saving their revenue securely. Being able to bank their earnings will also help to open up more investment opportunities for the marijuana business owners.

Aaron Smith also said “no legitimate business should be forced to manage its payroll, taxes, utility bills, and licensing fees entirely in cash.” And nothing is truer. These businesses should have equal avenues available to them as other businesses that are contributing to the economy. And banks should not have to worry that they are in the wrong.

More Medical Marijuana Delivery Benefits to Come

This is just the beginning. Banks being opened up to the industry is only in the first phase. As the marijuana industry grows more and more opportunities will open up. Cannabis news is in the headlines. And more of this news is positive for the industry.

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Senators Discuss Federal Pot with Families


icon  21 Mar, 2015  /  icon  5        Author: Support Pot Valet

Marijuana, weed, Pot, ganja, whatever name you call it, it has come a long way. The herb is a very potent plant that has been tried and tested by many researchers and medical practitioners. There are a wide variety of medical marijuana benefits. It is used to provide treatment to several diseases and illnesses. And caregivers of family members and loved ones who need medical marijuana treatment have lobbied with senators to get a legal change that allows them to access Pot without the fear of federal punishment.

Recently, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and New Jersey’s Cory Booker joined in with the families to petition support for the bipartisan Bill that will remove the restrictions for patients in need of medical marijuana.

Patients Get Access to Pot Without Fear of Prosecution

Senators Gillibrand and Booker introduced the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act. This new Act will bring several changes to the legislation of the cannabis drug. Firstly, it would allow each state to set their own policy in regards to medical marijuana. Secondly, marijuana cannabis would be removed from Schedule I and placed in Schedule II. Drugs under Schedule I have no benefit. And clearly this is not the case with marijuana. The changes would mean that marijuana would now be under Schedule II. Under Schedule II, these drugs have been identified as having medical benefits. Thirdly, CARERS would allow each state to import Cannabidiol as a treatment for epilepsy and seizure disorders.

The CARERS Act would also allow doctors in the Department of Veteran Affairs to prescribe cannabis to military veterans. Under this new Act, marijuana dispensaries will be able to access financial and banking services. Finally, the Act will remove bureaucratic red tape that prohibited research on Pot.

Medical Marijuana or Pot Benefits are Countless

Scientists have discovered marijuana benefits for treatment of various medical issues. Marijuana treatment is used for diabetes, anti-aging, anxiety and there’s even marijuana cancer treatment. A few parents and caregivers who joined in to support Senators Gillibrand and Booker spoke to how marijuana helped their loved ones to battle illness. And how they were looking to try cannabis to treat them. Dravet Syndrome, an epilepsy condition, the Aicardi Syndrome and childhood epilepsy known as Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome are a few of the diseases that were mentioned.

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Hemp.org reported: “I am proud to stand alongside Senators Gillibrand and Booker to support their leadership in ending the federal ban on marijuana as a medicine,” said Paula Notari, whose daughter Emma was diagnosed with a rare form of severe epilepsy, Ohtahara’s Syndrome and passed away a few weeks after her birth. “No family should have to endure the loss of a child like we did with our precious Emma Rose.”

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Cannabis Cures Cancer; Order Cannabis Online Today


icon  19 Mar, 2015  /  icon  7        Author: Support Pot Valet

Medical marijuana has made strides in the past couple years. Quite a few researchers have conducted multiple researches on the potency, effects, benefits and uses of marijuana. Over the years researchers and some medical practitioners have found that marijuana has an effect on cancer patients. Marijuana cancer treatment has been made available to patients and some have benefited from using it. Christina Sanchez, a molecular biologist from Compultense University in Madrid, Spain is one of the researchers that have been conducting experiments on the cannabis drugs. Sanchez has been researching marijuana cannabis for over 10 years now. In particular she has been studying the molecular activity of cannabinoids.

Research like these help to grow the marijuana industry. It identifies and promotes the many benefits of the herb. This will help to decriminalize the drug even more, and make it easier for persons to order cannabis online and through other means.

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Study of the molecular activity of cannabinoids

According to Worldtruth.tv, Sanchez and her team discovered that the tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, for short, which is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis causes cancer tumor cells to self destruct. The cannabis drug was found to have anti-cancer properties from research that the team conducted. The research they did used lab tests and animal trials. When the THC was introduced they found that the tumor cells destroyed themselves. They committed suicide. While chemotherapy affects all tumors, this research also found that the THC effect only affected the cancer tumors but did not interfere with the other normal cells. This is great news for cancer treatment. Order cannabis online for cancer treatment, would be great news for patients.

How the endocannabinoid system works

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that react to cannabinoid receptors. The endocannabinoids is indigenously present in our bodies. It works on cannabinoids receptors that are a target of the THC in cannabis. The THC, endacannabinoids, and other cannabinoids, are synthesized, through enzymes, to bind to the cannabinoid receptors. This is called the endacannabinoid system. This system regulates a lot of body functions such as appetite, food intake and reproduction. This shows the wide therapeutic potential of the herb. When cannabis enters the body, whether its consumed or inhaled the endocannabinoid system works on the cannabinoid receptors and causes the cancer tumor cells to self-destruct.

This research is groundbreaking and will support the case for legalization of medical marijuana globally. To order cannabis online and be able to treat diseases such as cancer would be a great accomplishment for researchers, scientists, and the medical and marijuana industry. One can only hope the research will find more supporting results for the plant. This will allow more patients, of various ailments and diseases to order cannabis online and provide much needed relief and treatment.

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Medical Marijuana Benefits , $2.3 Million Generated


icon  17 Mar, 2015  /  icon  5        Author: Support Pot Valet

Marijuana’s popularity is growing. As time goes by more countries are legalizing the marijuana industry. It is becoming legal to grow, buy and use marijuana. The times are changing. It is marijuana’s time to show its vast benefits. Colorado was one of the first states to legalize marijuana cannabis. And they have started to see the effects of medical marijuana benefits, and marijuana benefits on a whole. Several weeks ago it was reported that Colorado earned $53 million in tax revenue from marijuana sales. And they expect this number to grow based on projections. Those results helped to show other undecided states that the medical marijuana benefits are real and tangible. Now more recent and positive reports that Colorado has generated $2.35 million for schools from marijuana sales is even more encouraging.

Colorado’s Encouraging Marijuana Sales Results

Colorado’s Department of Revenue reported around $36.4 million of recreational marijuana sales in January, according to Thecannabist.co. In comparison to last years January sales from marijuana, which was $14.69 million, this years sales has risen immensely. Though the medical marijuana benefits are almost limitless. In January 2014 the state earned more from medical marijuana sales than in January 2015. In 2014, which was the year that Colorado legalized marijuana, the marijuana earnings were at $700 million. That amount included $385.9 million for medical marijuana and $313.2 million for recreational marijuana.

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This provides plenty of positive results to other states that need a push to legalize medical marijuana. The recreational and medical marijuana benefits are beginning to show more these days. Other states and countries cannot deny these benefits. The tax revenue benefit is almost a bonus. “The real benefit of these laws is that it’s taking marijuana sales out of the underground market and ensuring the product is controlled” says legalization advocate Mason Tvert.

Other States to Legalize Marijuana

The governor’s budget office estimate Colorado will collect $184 million in the first 18-months of recreational pot sales. $40 million to public school construction, $85 million on youth prevention and substance abuse treatment, $12.4 million on public health, $3 million on law enforcement and public safety and almost $2 million on industry oversight, according to money.cnn.com. If states are looking for tangible economic benefits, Colorado has shown them what is possible.

Not only will cannabis drugs help to raise tax revenues in each state, but it will also help persons who need the herb for treatment. Medical marijuana is used for several illnesses and diseases. It helps with pain relief, insomnia, migraines and so much more. There is also marijuana cancer treatment. Decriminalizing marijuana will only open up the industry to more positive and beneficial possibilities.

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Try Powerful cannabis drinks & Buy Medical Marijuana Online


icon  15 Mar, 2015  /  icon  10        Author: Support Pot Valet

Marijuana is on a growth path. As more states and countries legalize marijuana cannabis, more benefits are being uncovered. Marijuana has many medical benefits. Usually, marijuana users smoke the herb or have it in a product such as a brownie. But, another option is raw cannabis drinks. Making these drinks is quite easy, just buy medical marijuana online and get ingredients, blend and you’re ready to drink.

The green juice phenomenon

Healthy eating has been on the rise for a while now. More persons are keen on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Many have taken up a regular exercise regimen. And many have made special diets to help with a fully rounded healthy routine. There have been carbohydrate diets, more popularly known as a ‘carb’ diet, a fruit diet and many others. One such other diet is a juice diet. A juice diet usually means juice for all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. And the juice is of course packed with protein. The most popular juice is the green juice. The juice is green through and through, green in its ingredients and green in the finished product.

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The green juice has been wildly popular among the healthy enthusiasts. Some use it for dieting purposes. Some use it to cleanse the body. Some use it as a means to lose weight. Whatever the purpose, the green juice is popular because it works. And no doubt will the raw cannabis drink, the marijuana version of green juice, work as well. With the marijuana industry growing and more online dispensaries, persons wanting to have the raw cannabis drink can buy medical marijuana online and juice away.

The marijuana green juice

You can make the raw cannabis drink anyway you like it. Get your fruits and vegetables at your local grocery store. And get buy medical marijuana online from a dispensary. Cannabisnowmagazine.com has a couple tried and tested recipes. The first is called Fresh Green. This recipe calls for coconut water, avocado, cilantro, parsley, limejuice, honey, chai seeds and of course fresh cannabis. The other recipe is the Bananarama. This banana concoction calls for banana, cocoa, almond milk, peanut butter and fresh cannabis. Both recipes can be made in a blender. One thing to note is that the marijuana is quite stringy so it would be best to finely chop the fresh cannabis before putting it in the blender.

The raw cannabis drink is only for medicinal purposes. This is because the raw plant is what is used in the mixture. The raw plant brings out the cannabidiol (CDB) attribute in the marijuana cannabis. The CDB has more medical applications than the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.

Making your own raw cannabis drink is easy, buy medical marijuana online, get your fruits and vegetables, and blend away.

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Undeniable Benefits of Medical Marijuana ; Senate Bill remove federal prosecution


icon  14 Mar, 2015  /  icon  9        Author: Support Pot Valet

The world is finally catching up with marijuana. A bipartisan Senate legislation will remove federal prosecution for users in states where the drug is legal. Several states have legalized medical marijuana. And a few states have included recreational use. This Bill will be quite useful for many states. This is a step in the right direction. The benefits of medical marijuana are undeniable and this new Bill proves it. As the marijuana world becomes more open, more and more persons will benefit from the healing component in the cannabis drug.

What the Senate Bill will change

This new Bill will protect marijuana patients, doctors and businesses. All states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes can no longer prosecute. Persons who need marijuana will no longer need to fear using the drug. It will be federally legal to use the drug because of this new Bill.

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Also, for years now marijuana has been classified as a most-dangerous drug. It has been under the Schedule I category for years. Drugs under Schedule I have no benefit. And clearly this is not the case with marijuana. The changes would mean that marijuana would now be under Schedule II. Under Schedule II, these drugs have been identified as having medical benefits. This is a big move for marijuana. It is also a bold statement from the Senate as it recognizes the value of medical marijuana.

Decriminalized marijuana

Michael Collins, policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance shared his sentiments on the Bill: “This bipartisan legislation allows states to set their own medical marijuana policies and ends the criminalization of patients, their families, and the caregivers and dispensary owners and employees who provide them their medicine.” It will be decriminalized for users. Decriminalized for growers. Decriminalized for medial marijuana dispensaries. Decriminalized for patients. Decriminalization of marijuana will also mean fewer restrictions on researchers. This will enable researchers to find out more about its potency and uncover more benefits of medical marijuana.

Will the Bill come to life?

The passing of this Bill will only be confirmed when it is passed. The good news is that this is a Bipartisan Bill. That should mean fewer naysayers. But, only time will tell.

Medical marijuana benefits are truly undeniable

This Bill is only on the table because of the numerous benefits of medical marijuana. Recreational users will talk about how marijuana helps them to relax. Some might not say relaxation is a benefit, but it is. Aside from recreational use, marijuana has many medical benefits. Diabetes, insomnia, migraines, multiple sclerosis and anxiety are only a few of the many medical benefits. There is also marijuana cancer treatment. Marijuana cannabis is quite a versatile drug with many uses and benefits. As it becomes more accepted more benefits could be discovered. This Bill will help to make that possible.

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Marijuana Potency Truth & Medical Marijuana Delivery Service


icon  12 Mar, 2015  /  icon  9        Author: Support Pot Valet

Marijuana is used for the effect it gives. The effect is determined by the plant’s potency. For many years the potency level of marijuana cannabis has baffled researchers. The stronger the potency, the better the marijuana effect.

Testing for marijuana potency
In marijuana, the main psychoactive ingredient is tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. The THC level determines the marijuana potency. The Kahn lab uses a special method to test potency. It is called liquid chromatography. This method uses special solvent with the test subject to determine potency. Another method is gas chromatography. This method heats up the test subject. However, doing this affects the results. The THC level is also affected by prolonged storage. That is something a marijuana delivery service and a medical marijuana delivery service should consider.

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Some Pot users may simply test various cannabis drugs. Currently, the Bruce Banner #3 strain is considered one of the strongest. Bruce Banner, the scientist who turns into a green monster called Hulk. With such a name, one can only imagine the marijuana’s strength.

History of marijuana potency
Marijuana has been around for a long time. The Bruce Banner #3 might be the strongest now, but it hasn’t always been. Different strains come and go. New plants. New seasons. And different potency levels. The marijuana potency level has changed a lot over the years. In the 1970’s there was an increase in the marijuana potency. There was an increase in potency level in 1977. But in 1978 and 1979 there was consecutive decline. Then in later years there was another fluctuation. In the years 1993 to 2008 researchers found a slight increase in marijuana’s THC levels. Then in 2010 researchers stated that marijuana potency had a penchant to move upwards. So marijuana potency mostly increases over the years.

However, comparisons may have been slightly compromised. This is because in the 1970’s, researchers tested potency using different amounts. In the 1970’s they tested far fewer than they did in the 2000’s.

Good news for marijuana
Even with the discrepancy in testing, marijuana potency may very well be increasing. Everyone can grow marijuana. And more importantly more states and countries are legalizing the drug. With persons growing marijuana that increases the chances of more and more stronger strains being grown. Someone did a Bruce Banner #3, maybe someone else will do an Incredible Bruce Banner strain.

The marijuana industry is growing and changing. Not only is it being legalized around the globe but it is also helping to treat illnesses and diseases. Medical marijuana benefits are quite a few. It is used for pain relief, insomnia, and diabetes and there is also marijuana cancer treatment.

The stronger marijuana gets, perhaps the better it will be.

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How to Grow Medical Marijuana Hydroponically


icon  09 Mar, 2015  /  icon  8        Author: Support Pot Valet

It’s known by many names, marijuana, cannabis, pot, weed, whatever you call this herb is used for various purposes and ailments. You can buy marijuana online or order marijuana online through an online medical dispensary or a regular medical dispensary. Or you can grow medical marijuana, long as it’s legal to do so, where you are. There are several methods you can use to grow medical marijuana; one of them is by growing it indoor hydroponically.

The word hydroponics originates from Latin and means ‘working water’, in other words it means growing plants without soil.

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First things first, get all the items you need to start this process: pots, white paint or mylar, hydroponic nutrients, potting medium e.g. coco coir, compact fluorescent lights, a timer, pH soil test and of course the marijuana seeds or clones. Once you’ve gotten all these things you can move on to the next step.

Select the room you’ll be growing in, the grow room, and get the walls ready by painting them white, either semi-gloss or flat. Flat white paint is better because glossy white will reflect about 55% of the light source. Mylar is also very reflective.

Take a look at the steps:

  • The next thing to do is set up the grow lights in the room.
  • The light should only be a little higher than the height of your pots with an ideal temperature of around 80 °F (27 °C) and 85 °F (29 °C).
  • Your grow room also needs proper ventilation.

And now that your room is ready you need to germinate the marijuana seeds. Once the germination process is complete, move the seeds to the potting medium and feed it with water and nutrients. You’ll need to watch it carefully to make sure you’re giving it enough water and nutrients.

Right now the plant would be in its vegetative stage, when it is focused on growing. Give the plants about 18-24 hours of light daily to keep it in the vegetative stage until they are half the intended height. And when they’ve reached that height you start the flowering stage by giving the plant about 12 hours of light daily.

Get rid of the male plants, which do not have usable buds. It will take a couple weeks, 6-12 weeks, for the flowering stage to complete, focus on feeding it with pH’ed water and then a couple more weeks before harvest time. Then it will be time to trim and cure your hydroponically grown marijuana.

Using the hydroponics method has the advantage of producing higher yields of medical cannabis and it also has a shorter grow time when compared to growing it in soil. So whether you need marijuana for migraines, anxiety, diabetes or any other of the numerous medical marijuana benefits, growing hydroponically is an option to consider.

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Marijuana Delivery in Washington Liberalized


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It is not odd. It is very legal. Both the resident and police were well within legal grounds. Washington DC recently legalized marijuana cannabis. 70% of the public supported this law. Persons over 21 can smoke and have up to two ounces of marijuana. They can also grow the herb at home. And in the spirit of the new law, a resident asked for their marijuana that was taken from them. And they got it bank. The marijuana trade is changing; medical marijuana delivery service, other suppliers and stakeholders are celebrating the legalization of Pot.

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Things have changed now that marijuana is legal in the state. Persons will no longer be arrested for being caught with marijuana. A medical marijuana delivery service is legal. Residents can order pot online without fear of arrest. It means that residents, like the one who got arrested with weed on their person, can legally ask to have it back. This applies if a resident had marijuana, or product-containing it, taken by the police. They can ask to have their marijuana cannabis back within 24 hours of it being seized. But after thirty days the Pot would be thrown out.

According to D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier “All those [marijuana] arrests do is make people hate us. Marijuana smokers are not going to attack and kill a cop. They just want to get a bag ofmarijuana delivery

chips and relax. Alcohol is a much bigger problem.

Persons would only be arrested for having marijuana if they are under the legal age. They should also stick within the legal amount of two ounces.

Medical Marijuana Benefits for Washington DC

Washington DC has a lot to gain from legalizing Pot. Colorado legalized the cannabis drug for over a year now. The benefits have been quite good. The state gained $53 million in tax revenue from marijuana sales. This showed how growing marijuana industry could help with national goals. Not only will it add to state revenue but it will also help with unemployment. Medical marijuana delivery service suppliers, online medical dispensary and other marijuana selling outlets will create jobs.

In addition to jobs, the medical marijuana benefits are almost limitless. Pot is used to relieve a wide number of illnesses and diseases. There’s marijuana cancer treatment, medical marijuana for migraines and a host of other medical marijuana benefits.

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Legalizing marijuana will mean a boost in business for medical marijuana delivery service suppliers and a host of medical advantages that many persons will benefit from.

Most importantly marijuana users will not be arrested for smoking Pot. The law will not stop you. Washington DC residents can smoke, store and grow their own. And that’s because marijuana cannabis is legal in Washington DC.

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Smoking pot gives you the munchies : Order Pot Online


icon  05 Mar, 2015  /  icon  8        Author: Support Pot Valet

If you are a marijuana user you probably notice that you eat a lot after having a dose. It happens like clockwork. Have a dose, and then eat. Have a dose and then eat. This happens whether you were hungry or not. As you might have guessed, there’s a scientific reason for this.

Typically, when someone is hungry their body lets them know. Some stomachs start grumbling. Mouths get dry. Food appears in dreams. Some even get weak. And with all these outward signs the brain and the body are sending signals too. Signals that make the body show that state of hunger.

Pot smokers may say they are not hungry before they take a dose. But they are definitely hungry after. So what does marijuana cannabis do to send signals of hunger?

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A new study by the Nature Neuroscience journal answers these questions. There are some cells in the brain that affect our appetite; the pro-opiomelanocortin, or POMC neurons, is one of those cells. In marijuana, the main psychoactive ingredient is tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. The researchers conducted the study on mice. The experiment showed that animals that got THC had more active POMC neurons.

The Pomc genes produce the POMC neurons. And apparently the Pomc genes produce two types of proteins. One type tells the body it is full. The other type tells the body it is hungry. The THC does not have an effect of the protein that says the body is full. Instead, the THC only works off the protein that says the body needs food. So what essentially happens is that though you were not hungry the THC in marijuana ends up telling your body you need food.

Besides this evidence, history tells us that having marijuana will make you feel hungry. Ask any marijuana user you know. They will tell you that smoking Pot will give you the munchies.

That’s not a bad thing. Though if you are on a diet you might disagree. But certainly that won’t stop you from smoking pot. Put it this way, smoking pot will make you hungry. But, scientists also say marijuana use is linked to intelligent people. Studies show that people who are intelligent and open-minded are more likely to have or have had marijuana.

In addition to that, marijuana has numerous health benefits. It is used for conditions such as diabetes, insomnia and pain relief. And it is easy to get as you have an option to order pot online. Especially with the industry growing, the marijuana delivery service makes it convenient to get a dose.

Don’t let some snack cravings deter you from smoking pot. It might be more beneficial to you than you realize. And with the amount of marijuana delivery service options, order pot online and get your supply easily. So munch away. Read latest cannabis news.

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Medical Marijuana Benefits on Brain Morphology: Holistic View


icon  04 Mar, 2015  /  icon  7        Author: Support Pot Valet

Brain morphology speaks to structural changes in the brain. Sometime ago a study was conducted that associated medical marijuana benefits in brain morphology but this is not true. A new study was conducted and disproved that hypothesis. A study was conducted in 2014 and reported on ScienceDaily.com stating “the size and shape of two brain regions involved in emotion and motivation may differ in young adults who smoke medical marijuana at least once a week … the findings suggest that recreational marijuana use may lead to previously unidentified brain changes.” In 2015 University of Colorado and University of Louisville investigators conducted a study to assess the medical marijuana benefits on brain morphology. According to norml.org the experiment tested “daily adult and adolescent cannabis users compared to non-users, with a particular focus on whether any differences were identifiable in the nucleus accumbens, amygdala, hippocampus, and the cerebellum.” And investigators reported “no statistically significant differences … between daily users and nonusers on volume or shape in the regions of interest”.

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This recent finding challenges the results of the initial experiment that stated otherwise. The investigators of the 2015 study believe it is possible that the previous study failed to properly control the experiment environment and variables and this may have caused their results to be quite flawed.

Norml also stated that researchers concluded, “[I]t seems unlikely that marijuana use has the same level of long-term deleterious effects on brain morphology as other drugs like alcohol. … The press may not cite studies that do not find sensational effects, but these studies are still extremely important.”

This research adds to the ever-increasing research and news supporting more use and commercialization of marijuana cannabis. Medically we are still only in the first stages of discovering the many medical marijuana benefits, and it is quite a versatile herb. Many consumers, doctors and patients have discovered its benefits for treatment of various medical issues. Marijuana treatment is used for diabetes, anti-aging, anxiety and there’s even marijuana cancer treatment. The marijuana industry is also creating jobs through online medical dispensary and medical dispensary shops being opened. Online medical dispensary allows consumers to order pot online for personal and medical cannabis use.

There are also other studies that help to make the case for marijuana use such as the correlation between smarter persons using Pot. A scientific study performed on a group of persons showed that persons who got a high IQ when they were younger were more likely to use marijuana in their adult life. As the time goes by and marijuana becomes legal in more states in America and countries worldwide the research will also increase, some disapproving, and some supporting the undeniable medical marijuana benefits.

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Cannabis Dispensary News: Governor Gary Johnson says 25 states to legalize weed in 2016


icon  03 Mar, 2015  /  icon  7        Author: Support Pot Valet

“We are going to legalize marijuana. You have 60 percent of Americans who want it. You’ll see California push it through in 2016, and then as many as 25 states will follow suit by passing laws through their state legislatures” said Governor Gary Johnson at the Conservative Political Action Conference event in Washington, D.C.

Legalizing weed will mean no more penalties for being caught with or using marijuana cannabis. It will be accepted, as a drug that persons can use freely for whatever purpose they choose, be it recreational or medical.

Colorado made the bold move by decriminalizing marijuana and has been reaping economic benefits. Marijuana is sold at a 28% sales tax that has contributed $53 million in tax revenue to the state in just one year. The experts anticipated more than $70 million for the period July 2014 – June 2015 and based on the $53 million it already accrued Colorado is not far from that target. And again, this is only in year one.

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Latest cannabis dispensary news also showed studies indicating that marijuana is actually less risky than other substances such as alcohol and tobacco. A Scientific Reports study conducted an experiment on 10 substances: methadone, alcohol, tobacco, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine, diazepam, amphetamine and marijuana and results showed that marijuana had the lowest mortality rate than other drugs when each drug was compared with their lethal dose versus its regular dose.

Governor Johnson also said ““I think it’s safer than alcohol. Who is anyone to begrudge you as a human being the right to take the edge off the day by having a drink, or smoking a joint? Really? If you have issues you have to deal with, and weed helps you with that then more power to you.” And rightly so, especially in light of the news that marijuana is less risky and has a lower mortality rate than other substances such as alcohol and tobacco that currently has far less restrictions.

Marijuana has come a long way from being a get-high feel good drug to being used for a variety of ailments, it has also been linked with various diseases, marijuana AIDS, marijuana HIV, marijuana cancer and multiple others. It’s medical qualities that provide treatment to these and other diseases helped gain acceptance in the health industry; this boosted the medical cannabis dispensary system that allows consumers to order medical marijuana online. Those are the innovations that helped to change government legislation for decriminalizing the drug and that has started in quite a few countries and some states in America. Before we know it marijuana may just become a regular on the shelf/order from a pharmacist drug that has so many positive repercussions that the negative perceptions will be insignificant.

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Cannabis is Safer than Tobacco


icon  02 Mar, 2015  /  icon  10        Author: Support Pot Valet

Not a lie. That’s the truth. It may be surprising, but researchers published new Scientific Reports that says marijuana online is safer than other forbidden substances such as alcohol and tobacco.

The research performed a comparative risk assessment of drugs that looked at the ratio between the toxicological thresholds and estimated human intake of the drugs. The results concluded that substances such as nicotine, cocaine, heroin and alcohol would fall into the high-risk category; some would fall in the median ‘risk’ category while marijuana cannabis would fall into the low-risk category.

The study conducted the experiment on these 10 substances: methadone, alcohol, tobacco, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine, diazepam, amphetamine and marijuana. The researchers determined that marijuana online had the lowest mortality rate when they compared each substance lethal dose versus its regular dose.

And what does this mean for the drug, in the bigger scheme of things? For starters, it means legislators have been too focused on the laws of marijuana online and maybe not giving proper attention to high-risk drugs such as alcohol and tobacco. In the U.S. for example, the Controlled Substances Act have five Schedules. Schedule 1 hosts the most infamous and dangerously abusive drugs. Marijuana is in Schedule I and this study may have just provided the justification for its removal.

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Marijuana’s perceived risk also meant that it’s been made a criminal activity ‘to-have to hold’ Potbut fortunately some countries and several states such as Colorado and Washington already made the move to legalize marijuana online. Other states are also legalizing medical marijuana for medical purposes. Colorado is a huge success story showing how legalizing cannabis drug can contribute to the bigger picture, in about one year of removing restrictions on obtaining the substance, the state earned $53 million in tax revenue from the cannabis drug.

Consumers of marijuana clearly knew that marijuana had an extra special something; their persistence to obtain the drug is probably what’s most responsible for the change in legislation and the opinion of cannabis. The marijuana online industry is booming, probably more now than ever, especially with the introduction of the online medical dispensary that allows you to order marijuana online. In addition to these innovations, the medical marijuana benefits are numerous. Many persons use marijuana for migraines, glaucoma, anxiety and marijuana cancer treatment, the drug has potent qualities that are used to provide treatment to persons suffering from these and other conditions.

This new Scientific Reports study is definitely a step in the right direction for marijuana cannabis and one of the most encouraging cannabis news in recent times. It will allow more growth, advancement and discovery of the healing and calming qualities that can be found in marijuana cannabis.

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Marijuana Cannabis or Pot for Pregnancy


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Pregnancy is very critical and admiring stage in a woman’s life. Every lady wants to protect her baby in every possible manner. Some ladies consume alcohol and smoke cigarettes, which can cause ill-effects on the health of a baby. And as you all know that marijuana has many health benefits, but pregnancy can be affected and can lead to severe complications due to the presence of alcohol. Let’s discuss the effects of pot on pregnancy.

Effects of Pot for Pregnancy

Medical marijuana contains cannabinoids and THC in a large quantity and it has around 400 chemicals which can prove harmful for a mother and baby as well. Though, bad effects of marijuana cannabis or pot have not