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Canna-Weird News

Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by macbill, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Children 'vomiting in street' after cannabis farm bursts into flames on quiet cul-de-sac
    Children were reportedly vomiting in the street after a cannabis farm went up in flames and filled a quiet cul-de-sac with horrid drug-fueled smoke.
    Neighbours watched on in horror as the blaze tore through a home in Weaste, Salford - and the pungent smell filled the air last night.
    They said they had had no idea cannabis was being grown there - and were ‘knocked sick’ after breathing in the fumes, reports Manchester Evening News.

    Flaming building materials are never suspect in causing respiratory problems.
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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  3. Maitri

    Maitri Deadhead, Low-Temp Dabber, Mahayana Buddhist

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    Are you sure? That seems awfully hard to swallow... ;)
     
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  4. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    For 50 years, the U.S. National institutes of Health (NIH) has been funding an Israeli cannabis researcher. Raphael Mechoulam, now 84, was the first person to isolate the structure of both tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), and was the first to test the medicinal properties of THC. 30 years later, Mechoulam and his team discovered that THC triggered what they called the endocannabinoid system.

    This revolutionary figure in cannabis research was receiving $100,000 a year from the NIH, while drug agencies and police across the U.S. wrecked countless lives and seized billions from innocent people.

    It started in 1963, when Mechoulam applied for NIH funding and was told that cannabis research wasn’t of interest to the agency because marijuana wasn’t an “American problem,” recalls Mechoulam. “They told me to let them know when I have something more relevant to the U.S.” A year later, Mechoulam received another call from the same official. A U.S. senator, whose name the official withheld from Mechoulam, had caught his son smoking weed. The senator had asked the NIH what effect the drug might have on his son’s brain. To the embarrassment of America’s top public health agency, no one could answer the question; there was no research on file. The NIH official asked Mechoulam if he was still working on cannabis. For the next 45 years, the NIH gave Mechoulam’s team approximately $100,000 per year to study, for example, how cannabinoids can lower human resistance to antibiotics.

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  5. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Marijuana Grow Ops Could Soon Rival Data Center Energy Use
    Data centers may be more ubiquitous than indoor grow operations for marijuana, but the latter are as energy-intensive as the former, according to a new report by EQ Research.

    Indoor grows can have an energy intensity of about 2,000 watts per meter, according to the report, A Chronic Problem. A 2012 study from Berkeley Lab found that indoor marijuana production could account for as much as 1 percent of U.S. electricity use, about half the energy consumed by data centers.


     
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  6. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Fake News Site Sparks Concern Over ‘Deadly Marijuana’ Recall Claim
    What are they smoking?

    A fake news report about a marijuana recall is creating some buzz online after claiming that four people died and 49 others were hospitalized in Colorado on account of bad weed.

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    Higher education: College course in marijuana cultivation to be launched
    A college in New Brunswick, Canada plans to run a specialized program in the commercial production of marijuana, starting next year.
     
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    gangababa Well-Known Member

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    Bob Marley’s son Damian is transforming a California prison into a pot farm

    And people will line up to enter the gates.

    Damian Marley announced his plans for a medicinal marijuana dispensary farm, buying The Claremont Custody Center in Coalinga, California; closed in June 2014, leaving the city $3.3 million in debt.

    Marley and a partner company Ocean Grown Extracts bought out the prison for $4.1 million, which will both alleviate the city of its debt and create at least 100 new jobs.
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    According to the Drug Policy Alliance, the cost of both state and local spending on the War on Drugs, from arrests to prison time has added up to an estimated $51 billion per year.
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    The marijuana farm will be located in the 77,000-square-foot prison, and farming is scheduled to start in the coming weeks.
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    “Cannabis is something that’s around Damian every day with friends, family and with his Rastafarian faith. We’ve watched people who have sacrificed their lives for it. That injustice has motivated us to be advocates as well as knowing that there are healing properties in cannabis.”

    The first harvest is set to occur in January 2017.
     
  8. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Ancient Marijuana 'Burial Shroud' Uncovered in Desert Oasis

    Archeologists in China have uncovered a 2,500-year-old grave site that contains the bones of a man draped in freshly harvested marijuana plants—with the budding tops lopped off. Researchers say the "extraordinary cache" helps deepen our understanding of the plant's ritual and medicinal use in ancient Eurasian cultures.
     
  9. BD9

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    I put this in Canna Weird News because it's weird to me that our government would spend $60 thousand to eradicate 'a few' plants.

    Never come between an 81-year-old and her marijuana plant

    Until the afternoon of Sept. 21, when a “very low-flying, official-looking helicopter” armed with camera-pointing men flew around her backyard, a warning of what was to come: several police vehicles — many of them already full to the brim with pot, she said — descending onto her driveway to confiscate the plant.

    “The operation utilizes a spotter from the MA National Guard Counter Drug Program in the helicopter,” Procopio said in an e-mail.

    When the troopers arrived, but her son was at the house. Holcomb said he asked the troopers if they had a warrant, and they implied there wouldn’t be any problems if they could take the plant right there and then.

    He obliged.

    “That’s what they hoped and then the 81-year-old grandmother stepped up,” Holcomb said in a telephone interview. “I had been nursing this baby through a drought, and I was pretty pissed to tell you the truth.”

    Holcomb, who said she uses the drug medicinally and recreationally, believes her constitutional rights were violated — an unreasonable search and seizure — and she said one of the virtues of her age is that she’s not afraid to speak out.

    “This is a violation of the Fourth Amendment, I am a citizen of the United States of America. You have overstepped and I am not going to step aside,” Holcomb said.

    Procopio said the plant at Holcomb’s address was “growing outdoors in plain view.”

    “The pilots fly within federal guidelines for altitude,” he said. “Probable cause to search the property is usually established by the trained spotter.”

    Holcomb denies that.

    “It was not in plain sight. It was way back in the corner of the property in my raspberry bushes,” she said. “The mowers were here — everybody was here — and nobody knew” the plant was there.

    ‘You can’t fly around our house and snoop in our yards.’
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    Holcomb said she has been heartened by the response of neighbors, who have supported her and agree the operation was “ridiculous.”

    “People are shaking their heads, asking what has this world come to?” Holcomb said. “You can’t fly around our house and snoop in our yards.”
     
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    Gourmet ganja? Marijuana dining is growing up, slowly


    LYONS, Colo. — How to set a tone of woodsy chic at a four-course candlelight dinner served under the stars in the Colorado foothills:

    Live musicians and flowers, check.

    Award-winning cuisine, check.

    Beer and wine pairings with each course, check.

    Marijuana pairings? Oh, yes.

    The 100 diners at this $200-a-plate dinner smoked a citrus-smelling marijuana strain to go with a fall salad with apples, dates and bacon, followed by a darker, sweeter strain of pot to accompany a main course of slow-roasted pork shoulder in a mole sauce with charred root vegetables and rice.

    And with dessert? Marijuana-infused chocolate, of course, grated over salted caramel ice cream and paired with coffee infused with non-intoxicating hemp oil.

    The diners received small glass pieces and lighters to smoke the pairings, or they could have their marijuana rolled into joints by professional rollers set up next to a bartender pouring wine.

    Welcome to fine dining in Weed Country.
     
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  13. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    Continuing the theme...

    How the Ultra-Rich Smoke Weed

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    Cannabis-infused wings. Image: Courtesy of Jeff the 420 Chef

    Cheryl Shuman likes to make weed purées for dessert, topped off with Goldschlager Cinnamon Schnapps.

    "Imagine a beautiful cannabis infused chocolate soufflé with a raspberry purée on top with the gold sparkles from the Schnapps,” she told me. “It's delicious and oh so glamorous.”

    This is Shuman’s world: glitz, glam, and ganj. As the director of the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club, a high-end purveyor of luxury weed and accessories, her love for cannabis overlaps with her activism which overlaps with her pot rebranding campaign. And while we might associate weed with Ziploc baggies and hazy basements, this is more about diamond studded vape pens and Hollywood soirées.

    And she’s not alone—Shuman is part of a growing circle of entrepreneurs capitalizing on what she calls the "pot com boom." With US marijuana sales expected to top $10 billion by 2018, there's a lot of money to not only be made in the legal bud industry, but also to be spent. So 14-karat gold vape pens, dank artisan grown bud, golden rolling papers, munchie-free skinny weed, and gourmet edibles are transforming a once underground trade into a luxury business.

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    Woven gold rolling papers. Image: Courtesy of Shine Papers

    "Since Colorado's historic decision to legalize marijuana for recreational use, states are lining up—and so are we as branding experts, designers, and entrepreneurs," said Shuman, who is also the head of Moms for Marijuana, a network of mothers advocating for safe and legal cannabis.

    Her cannabis club offers a range of sparkly accessories, from gold and pavé diamond vaporizers to couture handbags with hidden stash compartments. She is also working to soon launch cannabis-friendly resorts, hotels, fine dining, internet cafes, workout yoga centers, and coffee shops with the club's signature products. The team already hosts private Hollywood events, such as a Grammy's afterparty and weed-infused dinner parties, cooked by professional chefs.

    The luxury cannabis market is usually not just about getting high. It’s about the taste, texture, quality, feeling, and environment in which the consumer ingests it and in which the bud itself is grown. So it’s not surprising that in our food-obsessed world, the high-end weed industry is taking munchies and edibles to a whole new level.

    LA-based cannabis cook Jeff the 420 Chef also caters to this “high” end scene. He travels to individual homes and parties—celebrity parties, yacht parties, cannabis magazine parties—to cook up infused feasts. Kale salad, hazy Thai wings, and 420 Irish Cream (sans alcohol) are some of his favorites. He keeps the dose at around 10 milligrams per person (assuming you don't stuff yourself), which he says would have about as strong an effect as two glasses of wine.

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    Beverly Hills Cannabis Club products. Image: Courtesy of Cheryl Shuman.

    But for those worried the munchies will mess with their lithe yoga bodies, their luxury weed circle has also introduced skinny weed. Bethenny Frankel's "Skinnygirl Marijuana", for example, has garnered press for being specifically engineered to be munchie-free. Perhaps best known for starring in The Real Housewives of New York City, Frankel already made her Skinnygirl cocktails a household name, so cannabis wasn’t far behind.

    Skinny weed is based on some very specific chemistry. The endocannabinoid system, or the body's endogenous network of cannabinoid receptors, regulates, among other functions, appetite and metabolism. Endocannabinoid receptors tell the body when to release ghrelin, also known as the "hunger hormone."

    Some of the cannabinoids, or chemical compounds in cannabis, activate the same receptors in the brain and digestive tract as the body's endocannabinoids—hence, why some cannabinoids found in cannabis, specifically THC and CBN, stimulate appetite. Others, however, such as THCV and CBD, do the opposite. Cannabis strains like Skinnygirl can be bred to highlight specific cannabinoids. And strains that already have high levels of THCV or CBD include Durban Poison, Doug's Varin, ACDC, and Harlequin.

    The way a strain is bred, whether for its effect on appetite, or for its overall quality, has become a luxury craft, like microbrewed beer or aged whiskey. At the Emerald Exchange Farmers Market this past August, pot farmers from Mendocino, California, trekked down to Malibu to show off their crop, just like a wine tasting. And like wine or champagne, high quality cannabis has come to be labeled to prove its quality and origin.

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  14. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    I just don't believe with the price of cannabis that people employed by fast food restaurants would be doing this. I'm sure there have been a small number of cases due to the stupidity of humanity in general, but I have to take these reports with a grain of salt. They smack of an alternative motive imho. :tinfoil:
     
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  16. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    I've actually read a few articles about fast food drive-throughs getting busted for this :sherlock:

    But then I read this article...
    I deleted my wisecrack because the daughter was four and she's the one that found the weed.

    :doh::D
     
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  17. lonelyhero

    lonelyhero the lost soul Company Rep

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    one of my sisters ex's got arrested and our local mcdonalds shutdown for a while for dealing out of the drive through back in the 90's shit happened twice with 2 different managers they just didnt learn the first time
     
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    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Putting weed in people's food is different than dealing from the drive up window.
     
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    oh man i didn't realize it was mixed in i had opened the article and got distracted and commented before reading it thats crazy
     
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    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    I knew someone that worked at Wendy's once, I will not say what state. They used to laugh about spitting and putting bugs into peoples food.
     
  21. Silat

    Silat When the Facts Change, I Change My Mind.

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    I am always extra extra nice to people that take care of my food needs:)
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Mexico’s Demand For Potent California Marijuana Creates Southbound Smuggling

    California’s cultivation of marijuana has created an unprecedented phenomenon: southbound smuggling of the drug across the U.S.-Mexico border. Mexico’s demand for potent California strains is on the rise as Mexican drug cartels have mostly failed to make a competitive homegrown product.

    “If you’re in Mexico, and you want the best marijuana out there, there’s only one place to get it,” said Matthew Shapiro, a San Diego-based attorney who specializes in marijuana. “There’s no such thing as high-quality Mexican weed.”
     
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    I wonder if she is using Durban Poison or some other high CBD African landrace strain?
    From what I've read 'some' High CBD strains don't cause hunger.
     
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  24. Silat

    Silat When the Facts Change, I Change My Mind.

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    Fear Mongering Anti-Pot Ad From Massachusetts

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  25. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    I saw on Viceland, many south of the boarder choose to go get Cali buds to avoid feeding funds into the cartels
     
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