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WOMEN AND WEED

Women love weed, and they’re not afraid to show it! Stoner girls, celebs, and working moms alike are loving the leaf, loud and proud. Here are 10 ways in which marijuana is good for you, girlfriends.

1. Marijuana is medicine.

Marijuana can soothe menstrual cramps, headaches, and lessen the discomfort of period-related bloating. Not to mention, it can de-stress you from PMS! Keep a tincture in your bag to medicate when you’re on your moon cycle. A woman knows: every little thing helps.

2. It’s an equal-opportunity substance.

Stoner girls are representing more and more nowadays, banishing the outdated stereotype that smoking pot is for boys. Weed is for women, weed is for men… weed for everyone!

3. Smoking weed unlocks creativity.

From William Shakespeare to Willie Nelson, creative types throughout the ages have used weed to free their minds, dreaming up plays, paintings, poems, novels and songs. Famous contemporary creative women who celebrate the herb include Patti Smith, Roseanne, Charlize Theron, Sarah Silverman, and Susan Sarandon. Burn one down, sisters.

4. Pot brings you closer to your girlfriends.

Smoking weed with other women can be a magical experience, often resulting in amazing, hilarious conversation accompanied by crazy amounts of delicious food. There are invariably deep, emotional moments as well, since we like to be in touch with our feelings. That’s not to say that we don’t get just plain goofy. Roll a fatty for your next dinner party and enjoy the lady palace magic!

5. It can help you feel good about your place in the world.

Smoking can be uplifting. An Hightime Magazine writer says this experience “After sharing a joint with a friend, I took an evening bike ride across the Brooklyn Bridge. It was a heart-opening experience following a hard day’s work in the city; the breeze off the water, the moon in the sky, the clatter of a passing train, and a beautiful high made me feel perfectly at ease in the moment”

6. Lay claim to time that’s just for you.

It’s difficult to set aside time for oneself while balancing work, family, friends and lovers. Smoking weed isn’t a replacement for spending time with loved ones, but it can help you cherish the time you take for yourself. Turn off your phone, put on a favorite album, and float away on your own for a while. It will rejuvenate you.

7. The right weed can energize you.

Not all weed makes you lazy. Try smoking or vaping a sativa like Jack Herer in the morning; its lemony, refreshing scent and heady high will have you running circles around your espresso-addicted friends.

8. Being high can put you on the same wavelength.

Good weed can bring you closer to the one you love, if you’re sharing your stash. On the other hand, if you and your significant other are smoking different strains, you may feel distanced from one another. Be aware, and share.

9. It can help you see things from another standpoint.

Sometimes, when you’ve over-thought something, a toke is all it takes to freshen your perspective and allow you to see it in a different light. This can be especially helpful when you’re having an argument with someone important to you. Stop fighting for a moment, and pass the peace pipe.

10. It can help you test your own limits.

As Reggie Watts says in our upcoming December feature interview, “I think that weed is kind of like when you see sports people training, where they have a parachute behind them or they’re in a swimming pool, and they’ve got all this resistance. That’s what weed is for me: It poses a challenge to be able to focus and let go at the same time, so you’re letting go but focusing in on a kind of pure connection to creativity.” I can’t put it any better myself.

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How Hemp Oil Cures Cancer And Why No One Knows

Cannabis extract medicine, also known as “hemp oil” when referring to the type pioneered by Rick Simpson, is a concentrated formulation of cannabis that is ingested orally. By eating large quantities of the oil over a three to six month period, nearly any disease you can imagine can either be cured or completely controlled. This is possible because cannabis medicine works fundamentally through the endocannabinoid system, the superregulatory system of our bodies that maintains homeostasis in the other systems. 

You can see the reality of cannabis medicine’s effectiveness in all the things that smoking it is good for. It is widely known and observable that people with cancer, chronic pain, inflammatory conditions, and other conditions smoke cannabis with remarkable efficacy. 

When you think about that, it’s pretty crazy that setting something on fire and inhaling the resulting smoke (thus getting the cannabinoids in a low-concentration form through the lungs, which are not meant to ingest things) works better than many expensive pharmaceuticals. 

But with cannabis extract oil, there are two primary differences. 

First, the cannabinoids are much more concentrated than with smoking, so it has a more powerful effect on your system. 

Second, the oil is ingested, not smoked, meaning it is digested through the system that is meant to absorb nutrients. 

Essentially, you are feeding your body the pure molecules that enable it to stay balanced, and since all disease is an imbalance of some kind, this medicine is effective against nearly anything. At least, that’s what the bulk of science and real experience show.

Scientific Evidence 

There are literally hundreds upon hundreds of scientific studies showing that cannabinoids like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), as well as whole plant formulations, are effective against nearly any disease you can think of. Click here to see an incredibly extensive list of peer-reviewed scientific studies and news reports about cannabis medicine. Here are just a few conditions that science has proven cannabinoids are therapeutically active against: 

– Arthritis
– Cancer
– Crohn’s
– Diabetes
– Fibromyalgia
– Multiple sclerosis
– Parkinson’s

Run From The Cure: How Cannabis Cures Cancer And Why No One Knows 
Cannabis sativa hemp, the miracle plant, contains the cure for cancer and other ailments 

By Rick Simpson 

My name is Rick Simpson. I have been providing people with Hemp Oil medicines, at no cost, for about three years. The results have been nothing short of amazing. Throughout man’s history hemp has always been known as the most medicinal plant in the world. Even with this knowledge, hemp has always been used as a political and religious football. I want this knowledge out there for everyone to learn! Watch the documentary Run From The Cure to understand more about using cannabis as a cure for cancer and other medical problems! 

The current restrictions against hemp were put in place and maintained, not because hemp is evil or harmful, but for big money to make more big money, while we suffer and die needlessly. Look at a proposal such as this; if we were allowed to grow hemp in our back yards and cure our own illnesses, what do you think the reaction of the pharmaceutical industry would be to such a plan? 

Many large pharmaceutical companies that still exist today sold hemp based medicines in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. They knew then what I have recently found out. Hemp oil if produced properly is a cure-all that the pharmaceutical industry can’t patent. 

To learn more about my and hemp oil, visit www.PhoenixTears.ca and watch the documentary Run From The Cure. Below the posted videos you will find more studies and research about cannabis curing cancer! 

RUN FROM THE CURE: A Film By Christian Laurette 

After a serious head injury in 1997, Rick Simpson sought relief from his medical condition through the use of medicinal hemp oil. When Rick discovered that the hemp oil (with its high concentration of T.H.C.) cured cancers and other illnesses, he tried to share it with as many people as he could free of charge, curing and controlling literally hundreds of people’s illnesses… but when the story went public, the long arm of the law snatched the medicine – leaving potentially thousands of people without their cancer treatments – and leaving Rick with unconsitutional charges of possessing and trafficking marijuana! 

Canada is in the middle of a CANCER EPIDEMIC! Meet the people who were not allowed to testify on Rick’s behalf at the Supreme Court of Canada’s Infamous Rick Simpson Trial on September 10, 2007… INCLUDING A MAN WHO WAS CURED OF TERMINAL CANCER USING HEMP OIL! 


20 Annoying Things That Your Smoking Buddies Do

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Smoking is a great thing. It bring people together and helps them to bond while they are in a “higher” mind state. However, it’s not always the best experience. There are many times when people you are smoking with will do things that bother you so much that they can ruin your high. For all you know, you may even be the one doing these annoying things and you don’t even know. No wonder no one wants to smoke with you anymore.

Check out these 20 annoying things that your friends do either while smoking or involving smoking and make sure you don’t do any of them.

Talk too much – There is nothing that will blow your high faster than someone who will not stop talking. Especially if they are complaining about their problems. I don’t want to hear all that while I am high.

Wet Mouth – Getting a blunt/joint/pipe/whatever that is drenched in your saliva after you hit it is one of the worst things you can do. It closes up the hole and it’s disgusting. Don’t do it.

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Cough too much – Everyone coughs a little but if you’re coughing up a lung, pass the blunt and go get some water or something.

Constantly ask if you are high – Yes, I’m high. Now shut up.

Act like they aren’t high – If you aren’t high then why are you over here wasting my weed then?

Hold on to the blunt and talk and not smoke – I HATE this. Pass it!! What are you waiting for? You can still tell your story just the same with the blunt in my hand. In fact, it’s better off that way.

Mess up rotation – Can’t do it! You have to make sure that the blunt is in constant motion. Moving from one person to the next, seamlessly. We don’t need any hold ups or passing it to the wrong person.

Talk about how high they are too much – I don’t need to hear how STONED you are, every sentence. Thanks though.

Mess up the dutch – Learning how to twist up a blunt is something that you should do on your own and maybe one other person. If you have big groups and you attempt to twist up but you mess up the blunt, that’s a huge fail. If you are no confident with how you twist up, then just don’t do it.

Don’t put in any cash – Everyone wants to smoke, not everyone wants to pay. ANNOYING!

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Steal/lose lighters – Nothing transfers ownership amongst stoners more than lighters. Sometimes I even make a conscious effort to keep track of my light but it still gets lost.

Bring up politics – There are certain things that you shouldn’t talk about while high and politics is definitely on that list. No one wants to hear you and your friend going at it about whether or not Barack Obama should be president while they are stoned. Those conversations go on forever and will almost certainly ruin your high.

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Let the blunt go out and then pass it – It should be a rule to have to relight before passing, I know when I handed it to you that it was lit.

Pass it without ashing first – I hate when your friends don’t ash and they give it to you with a ton of ash on the end that is just waiting to fall right onto your shirt.

Pinch the bag – Such a dishonorable thing to do but lots of people do it, even your friends.

Bring other friends who smoke but don’t throw in cash – You have to contribute if you are going to hit the blunt.  If it happens one time, we might be able to live with it but if you constantly show up right when we are about to spark up and you are always broke, we’ve got a problem.

Don’t pack the bowl after you have packed it twice in a row – I know I am not the only one with weed here and I am not just going to keep the bowl full for everyone else. I can do that on my own, without you here.

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Turn on crappy music – …or change from my music. If we are in the car or something, keep your mitts off of my radio.

Be greedy with connects – You ever have a friend that has a great connect but don’t want to connect you with them. Almost as if they want to be the middle man. That’s not cool.

Constantly hit on you while high – This one usually isn’t an issue for me so much as it is for females. I hear females complain about guys that will only smoke them up when they are trying to bone them. At least they get free smoke out of the deal though.

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I want to hear from you guys. What other annoying things do your friends do that can ruin your high?


Professional Sports in a Re-Legalized World

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The next time you gather with friends to watch a sporting event, start this discussion: “What happens to this game when it’s legal, again?”

The World Anti-Doping Agency has classified marijuana as a performance-enhancing drug, in part for its ability to ease anxiety. This classification has been panned by some scientists. David Nutt, a professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London told Reuters back in 2012: “There’s no evidence cannabis is ever performance enhancing in sport, and since its use is legal in a number of countries, there’s no reason for it to be banned by WADA.”

In the NFL, however, marijuana is covered under the substance abuse policy, rather than the performance-enhancing drug policy. “Hard to believe it would be performance enhancing in any sport associated with speed, timing, power, focus or endurance,” writes Dr. Michael Joyner, an anesthesiologist and doping expert at the Mayo Clinic, in an email. Banning marijuana can save sports leagues like the NFL public relations headaches. Americans are comfortable seeing their athletes sipping beer. Smoking marijuana is another story.

But drug policies can evolve. In May, the World Anti-Doping Agency raised the threshold for a positive test by a factor of ten, from 15 ng/mL (nanograms per millilter) to 150 ng/mL. The Ultimate Fighting Championship followed suit, raising its threshold from 50 ng/mL to 150 ng/mL. Last week U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that federal prosecutors won’t pursue casual marijuana users in Colorado and Washington, as long as they’re obeying the state laws.

As the pro-marijuana movement gains momentum in the U.S., the drug policies in sports may shift with it.


Notts County Football Club Are Using Cannabis Lamps To Help Grow Their Grass

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The League One football club, Notts FC, is using cannabis lamps to grow their grass all thanks to their local police department. The lamps were seized and then donated by the Nottinghamshire Police to the Notts club to help out in the winter. Notts stadium, Meadow Lane, apparently blocks a lot of sunlight from the field. These cannabis lights will help their pitch out with all that shade. The club made a donation to a Nottinghamshire Police charity as a thank you.

All is great in the country of England. Police departments are giving football teams cannabis lights to grow their grass (pitch).


4 Fascinating Facts About: Hemp & Islam

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Hemp has had a place in many places and cultures, including the middle east, the part of the world where Islam originated.
1. Alcohol is prohibited in Islam; cannabis is allowed. In 1484, in a shot at Islam, Pope Innocent VIII said the use of hashish is equal to conducting a Satanic mass. I guess the devil is in the dank?

2. Sufi’s are Islamic mystics (sort of). Around 1000 CE Sufi’s are credited with developing the art of rubbing resin off living plants to produce Charas. Charas is a high quality hashish.

3. In 1150 the Islamic world had a paper mill / factory — using hemp for the fiber in the paper — in present day Spain, at a place called “Xativa.” Does that rhyme with “sativa?”

4. Cannabis is discussed — as medicine — in the 13th century writing of Ibn Beitar.

 


Don’t Ask For Weed Via Twitter, The Police Are Watching

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York Regional Police took to twitter to teach a fellow Greenie a lesson about social media. As you can the police that are located in Newmarket, Ontario had a little fun with a Greenie. Their tweet below speaks volumes.

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Even though the YRP didn’t arrest the man, this means they are watching. There will be a police officer that enforces the law over something like this. This post is for all of the Greenies out there. The last person that asked for marijuana is from Ontario. Please be safe out there Greenies.

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