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Never invite a Yoda to a frog leg dinner.
Go ahead invite Yoda to a Frog leg dinner
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Wook, that sounds like a commercial

Quote:Pipe,pipe
Buzz, buzz,
Oh what a relief that was.


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Black Betty is right up there...great for visual tasks!
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I got some more BB + a gram of Death Star "snap/pull" labeled stuff (69%),
so I was expecting a hard glassy substance...
but instead there was a packet of parchment paper
folded around an extremely sticky blob
obviously meant for dabbing
but still leaving a lot of it stuck to the paper.
The only thing to do was scoop a gob
on dab spoon and bic-heat that
over a pile of ground BB
and knead it all together......

Experimental results verify efficacy.
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Major Study Shows Legal Cannabis REVERSED a Decade of Rising Opioid Deaths in Colorado


TOPICS:CannabisJack BurnsOpioid Crisis

October 25, 2017

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By Jack Burns
As states across the country struggle to combat the alarming death toll resulting from the opioid epidemic, a new study is showing that the percentage of opioid-related deaths actually decreased in one state, after it legalized cannabis.
In a recently published research study in a peer-reviewed journal, Melvin D. Livingston, Tracey E. Barnett, Chris Delcher, and Alexander C. Wagenaar, set out to see if any association existed between Colorado’s legalization of marijuana and opioid-related deaths in the state.

The researchers looked at all of the available data from the year 2000 to the year 2015. What they discovered may come as a shock to many. While the rest of the nation struggles with a burgeoning fatal opioid and heroin overdose crisis, the State of Colorado saw opioid deaths reduced while its population exploded.
It has long been stated that cannabis is a “gateway” drug, which leads users to experiment with other drugs, leading up to the most deadly, such as heroin. But the researchers in the study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that the availability of safe and legal cannabis actually reduced opiate deaths:
Quote:“Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis sales and use resulted in a 0.7 deaths per month…reduction in opioid-related deaths. This reduction represents a reversal of the upward trend in opioid-related deaths in Colorado.”

The researchers concluded, “Legalization of cannabis in Colorado was associated with short-term reductions in opioid-related deaths.”
There was a significant statistical decrease in opiate deaths in the two years immediately following the state’s decision to legalize marijuana for recreational use in the year 2012.
“After Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more than 6% in the following 2 years.”
The study’s authors admit their research is made weaker by the fact that recreational cannabis is not legal nationwide. If it was, their methods and conclusions could be compared with research from other states where cannabis is legal.
They also admit that while cannabis has been legalized for recreational use in eight states and the District of Columbia, consuming cannabis does come with some risks as well, which must be studied. But the contribution to the discussion of whether or not cannabis should be legalized in all 50 states has been made and the researchers are confident in their methods of data collection as well as the results and conclusions they’ve drawn.
Quote:Although we found an apparent public health benefit in a reduction in opioid-related deaths following recreational cannabis legalization in Colorado, we note that expanded legalized cannabis use is also associated with significant potential harms.
In other words, there are side effects with any drug consumed, both natural and chemical. However, as The Free Thought Project has reported on numerous occasions, cannabis is statistically, exponentially safer than any available opiate on the market. There was a 21 percent increase in drug-related deaths in 2016. Out of the nearly 65,000 Americans who died—more than the number of casualties from the Vietnam War—75 percent were opioid-related deaths and 0 percent were cannabis-related deaths. (emp rhw007)



Last week, we brought you the story CBS’ 60 Minutes aired that revealed high-ranking DEA officials blew the whistle on the pain-killer pipeline of manufacturers and distributors, who illegally and unscrupulously distributed the dangerous and deadly prescription drugs to millions of Americans without repercussions. Instead of complying with the law, the drug companies simply recruited the DEA’s top lawyers to help craft legislation that would effectively tie the hands of the DEA’s enforcement division known as the “Diversion” unit.
When that happened, the DEA no longer had the power to financially fine the distributors for sending truckloads of opiates to counties with very few inhabitants. In other words, the distributors were supplying street-level dealers via a “legal” pipeline.
This week, President Trump announced that he would be declaring the opiate death dilemma a “national emergency.” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was tapped by Trump earlier this year to explore ways to curb opioid abuse and overdoses. His committee’s first recommendation was to declare the phenomena a “national emergency,” but Trump’s cabinet and opiate commission have made troubling statements indicating that not only do they believe there is a pharmaceutical and monetary answer to the problem of opiate deaths, but there is a need for law enforcement to carry on its failed “War on Drugs.”
Christie’s commission concluded government healthcare programs should pay for opiate treatment (such as methadone clinics) and make Naloxone (Narcan) available to families across the country. Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions believes police can manage the crisis. His head-in-the-sand type statements lead many to believe he is just going to carry on with business as usual. He’s recently made the following statements:

“Robust enforcement of our laws helps keep drugs out of our country, decreases their availability, drives up their price, and reduces their purity,” Sessions said.
President Trump later echoed Sessions’ sentiments earlier this years. “Strong law enforcement is absolutely vital to having a drug-free society,” he said. “I’m confident that by working with our health care and law enforcement experts we will fight this deadly epidemic and the United States will win.”
However, those baseless statements are a reminder that nothing the federal government is planning to do to end the opioid crisis will actually work. While Sessions and Trump may not be ready to acknowledge it, the times are changing. Even Dr. Oz admitted, “medical marijuana might offer an option to help prevent you from ever getting opioids in the first place, and maybe help in getting you off of them.”
As TFTP reported in August, a first of its kind study was published that shows undeniable evidence of the ability of cannabis to treat opioid addiction by actively working to block the opioid reward in the brain.
If cannabis can reduce opioid-related deaths in Colorado by nearly 7 percent, at a time when the state’s population was rapidly increasing, then other states should start paying attention to the indications from research and should consider legalizing cannabis as an option to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic.
Jack Burns is an educator, journalist, investigative reporter, and advocate of natural medicine. This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project.

https://www.activistpost.com/2017/10/maj...orado.html


STOP THE WAR ON CANNABIS !!!



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I haven't posted for a while in thread.

I now go to two 'dispensaries' LilD  but I hear there are about to be 20 or more in town.

There is no comparison to the dangerous illegal  Gangup  old days. 

The crooks can go legit.

Like picking up milk or bread at a convenience store.

I luv it!  Reefer

Grab my brewskies at the liquor store and my weed at the grow-op shop!!!





Canada Is Set To Become The World's Weed Dealer

As it gets set to become the world's first legal recreational marijuana market, Canada is gearing up to be the main exporter for pot worldwide.

Posted on October 25, 2017, at 9:31 a.m.

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As big weed grows in Canada, it’s increasingly looking to take over the world.
Canadian mary jane is showing up in Germany, Australia, Chile, and a raft of other countries worldwide who have given the green light to medical marijuana. At the rate things are going, Canadian weed will soon be unavoidable.
Canada’s medical marijuana system dates back to 2001, but the system devised by Ottawa was mostly geared towards small-scale cultivation by individuals. It wasn’t until 2014 that the federal government set up a regulation system to allow companies to start growing and selling the drug.
Two of the big licensed producers out of the gate were Tilray and Tweed.
Tweed grew out of a former Herhsey’s Chocolate factory in rural Ontario to become one of the largest marijuana companies in the world. It was the first pot company to openly trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (its ticker symbol is WEED) and has a market cap of over $2 billion.


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In June, Tweed’s parent company acquired Spektrum Cannabis, a German company that distributes medical marijuana to some 400 pharmacies across the country. Beyond Germany, Tweed is now exporting to Australia and Brazil as well. As of August, the company had sold some 69,000 grams of weed world-wide. That number might be low, but the company expects its about to grow exponentially. (As of the end of June, 2014, Canada had less than 8,000 medical marijuana patients. As of this past June, it had more than 200,000.)
“With cannabis continuing to emerge from the shadows, many countries are looking to Canada,” reports security filings from Canopy Growth, which owns Tweed.
Tilray, which is backed by a significant investment from U.S. investment fund Privateer Holdings, is also aggressively courting Europe. Last month, they announced a $29 million (CAD) European facility to grow and package their marijuana in Portugal. They’ve also aggressively targeted the German market, after the Bundestag voted unanimously to approve the sale of medical marijuana in March. The company expects it will break into five more European countries by the end of the year.
Speaking to iPolitics.ca earlier this month, Tilray President Brendan Kennedy pointed out that not only is Canadian industry experienced in growing and selling pot, it's one of the only countries where exporting marijuana is legal.
“If we were in any other industry, Canadians would be celebrating the fact that there’s global demand for our products," Kennedy told the news site.
It definitely helps Canadian industry that they're all gearing up for a big date next summer.
Legalization is set to come into effect in Canada by next July — the first national government in the world to approval recreational sale — and those pot companies are already scrambling to get a piece of the marijuana pie. Billions of dollars in revenue is set to be divvied up between the 70-odd licensed producers who are currently operating.
But many producers privately complain that Canadian regulators are overbearing. Beyond the dizzying level of security and agricultural rules and regulations around growing the marijuana itself, licensed producers must currently seek government approval for every single export deal it signs with a foreign government.


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A Tweed employee displays marijuana buds.

While Canada’s laws may not encourage exports, it does not exactly discourage them, either. That has an array of Canadian-based companies looking worldwide to try and anticipate where the ball is going.
Germany is a prime target. While their medical program is brand new, there’s long been a conversation about full-on legalization on the horizon, with Berlin already running a sort-of-kind-of legalization program for the past year. Of particular interest to would-be exporters is the price: Medical marijuana in Germany can go for as high as 20 EUR per gram ($30 CAD). In Canada, the average is $9 to $10.
Portugal is a another target, as they decriminalized possession of all drugs in 2001 (yes, all of them), but it remains illegal to grow and sell marijuana. Companies setting up medicinal businesses there are no doubt banking that the country’s liberal tendencies will eventually lead to a recreational market.
At the moment, Canada has no real competition. The Netherlands has struck some deals with neighboring countries for cannabis exports, but it has just a single player in the country: Bedrocan. (They also run a Canadian arm, which is owned by Canopy Growth, Tweed's parent company.)
Then there is, of course, the United States. While industry is actively champing at the bit to break into just about any foreign state it can find, few are optimistic about America.


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A dispensary in Denver, Colorado.

Eight states (and D.C.) have forged ahead with full legalization, while a dozen more have some form of medical marijuana programs. One of the biggest barriers for those states is supply.
In states like Washington and Colorado, it’s small-scale farms that are trying to supply a quickly-expanding recreational market. But supply issues have already dogged those states. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval actually declared a state of emergency in July after pot shop cupboards ran bare.
But even with those growing pains, there appears to be little appetite in D.C. to loosen restrictions on foreign investment.
In Canada, the Toronto Stock Exchange has warned any listed marijuana company to steer clear of trying to start operations in the United States — even in those states where it is legal — as they would technically be in violation of federal law. That hasn't stopped one company, Aphria, from making million-dollar investments in Florida and Arizona. Most other Canadian marijuana companies have been too risk-adverse to even try.
Even without the United States, there is plenty of opportunities for Canadian companies. Many expect that companies that may get started over the next few years will simply be unable to catch up with the corporate weed giants scattered throughout Canada.
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"I haven't posted for a while in thread."

Hmm2 

And why is that?
The last I knew, you had recused yourself from any relevant discussion...
now it seems The Canadian Ministry of Truth has issued a probationary dispensation
at least insofar as making public statements regarding official policy.
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Reefer poke smot and eat eye scream. Pennywise

You can bemuse a recuse if you were Sessions having a 'session'  Bong7bp
And why is that?

Because I'm smoking "Viper" @ $50 a quarter oz.
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From what I've been reading,
it sounds like provinces are allowed very wide divergence
from what is allowed by the national government...
eg. some provinces could vote to ban cannabis!

...and another thing..."Viper" doesn't correspond to any recognized strain I've heard of...
like it's a government-approved name to deter children.
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(11-12-2017, 10:44 PM)Kalter Rauch Wrote: From what I've been reading,
it sounds like provinces are allowed very wide divergence
from what is allowed by the national government...
eg. some provinces could vote to ban cannabis!

...and another thing..."Viper" doesn't correspond to any recognized strain I've heard of...
like it's a government-approved name to deter children.

I have no input on other provinces weed or their laws.

I don't know itz strain but it was written on the big glass jar it was in.

The guy with 20 tattoos probably made the name up that sold it to me.

The last stuff I purchased at the other dispensary was called 'timebomb hybrid'

They ask if I want this or that sativa this indica that or and try to prescribe.

I just tell them... doesn't matter much.
I am gonna try 'em all.  Reefer
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I resorted to mixes in the least two months.

One mix was particulary stony,
Hawaiian Dutch by Sub X ...  with Cernobyl by Leaf.

Then there was Hashwreck mixed with Acapulco Gold.

tonight was a hybrid of Mexican and Thai sativas, with Aghani Indica,
something called Arcata Trainwreck.
It was very enjoyable and nothing wreckish about the high. 23.9 %

North Cross and Hashwreck were the strongest two weeds I smoked in the last month.
Hoping to get more North Cross.
half joint ,.,., and that is all you smoke.

The Hawaiian Dutch by Sub X is great back up weed.
Nice relaxed happy high, stony body high, tastes good.
Gets you horny and hungry fast.
Great quality looking buds. 
Looks like unpressed elephant ear Thai out of the eighties,
without all the stems.
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This seems like a good review of Viper,
and it sounds like one I'd be interested in...

https://www.leafly.com/sativa/viper

Lately I've tried Peaches & Cream, Cookies & Cream, NY Purple Kush, and Durban Poison.

Left to right they show increasing visual effects.
Trichome production in all types is extreme.



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tonights experiment was a strain called --- Timewreck  Rofl

so it is f-ing strong -- I made it through 5/8ths of a thin joint.

3 of the last few strains I mentioned were;
hashwreck
trainwreck
and'
timewreck

Reefer

this company grew the Timewreck

" made for people with high tolerance"  Hi

It's a cross between trainwreck and vortex

https://tgagenetics.com/strains/timewreck

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"Lately I've tried Peaches & Cream, Cookies & Cream, NY Purple Kush, and Durban Poison."

ERROR !

I looked at the empty purple pack and I was chagrined to read "Purple Hindu Kush".

Hmm2
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I have met my match ... Kickbut

Mixing Timewreck and Hawaiian Dutch.

The local Hawaiian Dutch by Sub X far exceeds any other growers verison.

I rolled a thin doob of the mix and got too high.
Me.
I got too high. M fucking psycehdelic J.

Rofl

Don't be near any Pumpkin Pie.

I am going to roll an even thinner doob tomorrow  Hmm2

Reefer
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I've long since given up on joints
because they get too gummed up...
small metal pipe for me.
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all the weed strains
all the extracts
none of them
hold a candle to 1970's black Afghani hash that came in small flat discs. 

this is called Pakistan sativa hash of amsterdam  -- local product

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old Paki gold seal imported to scotland in red cellophane

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give my left you know what for some cookie afghan

last time that I saw a Nepali finger hash bundle was 1970   Cry

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