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13
Mar 12

Drugs and Music Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

Drugs and music have gone hand in hand since the jazz of the 1920′s, but a recent study looks to see what genre contains the most drug references today.
Drugs and Music
Drugs and music have been psychologically linked since the beginning of time. In the American experience the the roots of this connection go back to the jazz clubs of the 1920′s. One of the reasons given for criminalizing marijuana was to protect white women form the influences of jazz. Comically, today jazz is considered to be a more high brow genre than rock or rap. The three big genres of music today are rock, rap and country. Of these three genres, which one do you think has the most drug influences? The truth is it’s impossible to tell. The Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine may give some indication, however, as they recently calculated the number of drug references per hour in modern music for each genre. Continue reading →

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24
Aug 11

Hempfest: the Bonnaroo of Marijuana

Bonnaroo is ostensibly about music, but Seattle’s annual Hempfest is about one thing, marijuana.

Seattle annual Hempfest

For one week every year the sleepy town of Manchester, Tennessee hosts the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. For the duration of this festival, the population of the town increases more than tenfold. The local police are unable, and in many cases unwilling to go after drug use at the festival, and it has become a mecca for the drug culture. While a great place for stoners, Bonnaroo at its core is about music. If you are looking for a festival that makes no pretenses, you should check out Seattle’s annual Hempfest. Hempfest is about one thing, marijuana pure and simple.

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4
Jul 11

Debunking Marijuana Myths

The War on Drugs has intentionally created some misleading and outright wrong facts that are spread as truth. Most of these can be easily debunked with very little trouble.

Debunking Marijuana Myths

You will often hear drug warriors, and those who follow their wisdom, make several official sounding claims that are simply not true. Anyone with access to a computer and ten minutes of spare time can easily disprove almost all of them. Let’s look at some of the more common lies and the truthful reality.

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28
Jun 11

Delaware Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Delaware has become the 16th state to stop arresting sick people. Originally proposed in January this bill sparked months of heated debate in the Delaware Senate. The lobbying on both sides culminated in a guest appearance by Montel Williams before the Senate. Montel has been an outspoken user of medical marijuana to treat his multiple sclerosis. When the dust settled, the final vote count was 18 for and only 3 opposed. Those numbers make one wonder how many senators abstained. Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed the bill into law with no public ceremony

Delaware Legalizes Medical Marijuana

What does this mean for you if you live in Delaware? Not much, unless you have cancer, Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma or some other serious illness. The bill is different from any other medial law passed in other states. Even with a doctor’s prescription, patients will not be able to grow their own marijuana at home. The bill creates one voucher per county for a not for profit “compassion centre.” There are other states that have government sponsored dispensaries. The District of Columbia, Rhode Island, and New Jersey all have government licensed dispensaries. California and Colorado have thousands of dispensaries across their state. What makes the Delaware plan different is the licensing process is limited to one per county and managed by the Department of Health and Human Services. Continue reading →

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14
Jun 11

Basics on Marijuana

According to researches, one third of the population of America has taken part in using marijuana. What makes this drug so addicting that it became one of the top illegal drugs today. It is also known outside the house as pot, weed, boom, Mary Jane, cannabis sativa and much more. What exactly is marijuana? Marijuana is a mind-damaging drug that is made up of a combination of the different parts of the hemp plant known as Cannabis sativa. Parts such as the leaves, stems, and flowers are dried first and then mixed to create an addictive drug. The primary active component of marijuana is Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol or also known as THC. This component is the main reason why marijuana is so addicting when smoked. Continue reading →

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10
Jun 11

Facts You May Not Know Regarding Marijuana

Facts You May Not Know Regarding Marijuana
We already know of marijuana as one of the most addictive drugs today in the world. We also know that it’s a hemp plant and not a drug. These are all the basic knowledge regarding marijuana you can read nowadays on the internet. Here are some facts on marijuana that you can only come by once or twice. First off, marijuana came from a hemp plant that contains THC or tetrahydrocannabinol which is responsible for making marijuana strongly addictive. Although marijuana isn’t as harmful as compared with other kinds of drugs such as alcohol and nicotine, it has been reported to be the most commonly used drug in the US, with more than forty percent of its citizens reported to have tried the forbidden drug. Continue reading →

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7
Jun 11

Addiction to Marijuana

Addiction to MarijuanaEach day, more and more people are getting addicted with marijuana. This drug has been reported to be one of the most addictive drugs alongside nicotine and cocaine. When taken occasionally and in small amounts, marijuana won’t cause severe health conditions; however, it is seldom the case for most people since they can easily get addicted to this drug. Most of the time, marijuana users will have a difficult time lessening and quitting the habit much less doing it on their own.  This is why the government has taken necessary actions to give those individuals the chance to change and become healthier by funding projects such as rehabilitation programs and therapeutic classes.  This is usually where you end up when you test positive for drug use in legal courts. These centers can help you overcome and fix your problems in your marijuana addiction.

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3
May 11

How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System?

Cannabis so-called “drug route” and known as Marijuana is high green plant made ​​from leaves, flowers and stems. Grows in sunny areas of the planet and is responsible for the psychoactive effects on the human brain.

Usually consumers smoke marijuana but may be added in food being cooked and eaten.
When you smoke, THC (the psychoactive substance of the cannabis plant, blamed for its psychoactive effects on the brain, especially in its cognitive and perceptual parts) is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream through the walls of alveoli. Transportation to the brain occurs in a few moments and the effect may last between 3-5 hours.
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22
Apr 11

Synthetic Marijuana with No Positive Drug Test

Pass A THC TestWhat if you were a drug user and told that now you could avoid testing positive on a drug testing for marijuana and still enjoy the indulgence of this drug, would you believe it to be possible? Considered to be a breakthrough in the field of medicine, synthetic marijuana or also known as K2, was first recognized in the year 2008.  It has the active ingredient JHW-018 which gives the same high as of normal marijuana. The only positive difference is that it does not produce a positive result in your drug test. After the debut of this drug, 14 cases where immediately reported in 49 states in the United States in the year 2009. That number went off the roof in year 2010 when reports estimated 2,890 cases of the use of K2. The United States Naval Academy also reported of expelling eight of their crew members for using K2.

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25
Mar 11

A little bit of history

marijuanaMarijuana, a green or gray mixture of dried flowers and leaves of hemp (Cannabis sativa) has been used throughout many different cultures to achieve a higher level of awareness or consciousness. Since slang terms for drugs change quickly, varying from one part of country to another part, recent lists of names for this drug often contain more than 200 different terms. There are nearly 400 chemical substances in marijuana, but one that affects the human brain is THC (Tetra-hidro-cannabinol). Many cultures have used this drug for centuries, for health and religious purposes. Tribes in South America, Africa and India have used marijuana to increase health and restore or boost energy. For over 5000 years, marijuana has been used as an anesthetic, as evidenced by its mention in a book of medicine from China in the Second Century BC, Treatise on the Plants.

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