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What’s the Difference Between Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid Strains?
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In the past few years, citizens of the world have watched cannabis grow from an illicit substance into a quasi-legal medicinal alternative. While this change is inspiring, it also exposes a good amount of ignorance of people who don’t understand the science behind marijuana. Even as widespread social acceptance sweeps the globe, it’s going to be difficult in the coming years for medicinal marijuana patients to pass a drug test in order to gain employment, compete as an athlete, or join the armed forces. In part, this fear of cannabis originates from ignorance and the mass hysteria of the Reefer Madness era. By understanding the plant and its various incarnations, as well as its origins and medicinal properties, it may… Read More
The Truth about Alcohol vs. Marijuana
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While authorities have waged a costly and ineffective war for decades against marijuana, a more deadly and dangerous drug is legally sanctioned and largely accepted by society: alcohol. Study after study show that alcohol is a far greater danger to public health than marijuana. Alcohol contributes to more deaths and incidences of violence than marijuana ever could. More than 88,000 deaths and 696,000 assaults are linked to alcohol abuse each year, while there are little or no similar incidents linked to marijuana use. The long-term psychological and physical impacts of alcohol use are far more serious than that of marijuana use, as well. Long term alcohol users can develop elevated risks of heart disease and are also prone to suffer… Read More

The Evolution of Marijuana Legalization

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For some people, marijuana is a fun recreational drug, while others treasure it for its medicinal properties. Still others take a darker view of cannabis, condemning it as a dangerous vice or even a tool of the devil. The history of marijuana is certainly a colorful one, as public attitudes have shifted dramatically over the years, from acceptance to denunciation, and back to acceptance again. Let’s take a look at some of the important legal and social milestones in U.S. history that mark important changes in our relationship to marijuana. We’ll start our journey in 1619, when the Virginia Assembly passed a law requiring every farmer to grow hemp. Not only was hemp legal, its cultivation was literally mandated by… Read More
How to Pass a Drug Test
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How to Pass a Drug Screen More and more employers require drug pre-employment drug screens for prospective employees, but the invasion of privacy doesn’t end there. Employees injured in on-the-job accidents are often required to take drug tests, and drug testing has also been extended to public benefits recipients in some states. Drug tests typically are done by urinalysis—about 84 percent of companies use this method—but hair follicle, saliva, breath, and blood testing may also be used to check for the presence of various legal and illegal substances. Some are quite invasive, as hair follicle testing can determine whether a subject has used drugs or other intoxicants as far as three months back. Persons subject to a drug test who… Read More
Most Famous Pot Smokers
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Some of the world’s most famous celebrities, sports personalities, and politicians all have one thing in common: They’ve been known to enjoy a toke from time to time! Barack Obama, Charlie Sheen, Tim Lincecum, and Oliver Stone are just a few big names that have taken a liking to marijuana. Though some love pot recreationally, other celebrities choose the herb as a safer alternative to prescription medications. For example, former Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams prefers marijuana to Paxil for treating his social anxiety disorder. Other famous celebrities have had a direct role in denouncing the vilification of pot, such as Montel Williams, who uses marijuana to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Then there are the celebrities through history… Read More
Tim Lincecum
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Tim Lincecum
Told he was too small to succeed in the major leagues, this 175-lb, 29 year old pitcher was the strikeout king of baseball in 2008 and walked away with his second consecutive Cy Young award. He is the only player ever to receive a Cy in his first two years pitching. Currently playing for the San Francisco Giants, winning two World Series, in three years! Teammates consider the smallish right-hander a quirky perfectionist. They also consider him the "Franchise," the nickname they gave him when he broke into the big leagues only a year out of college. Often photographed wearing a hemp necklace, Lincecum has the look of a lanky stoner and the calm personality to match. In October 2009,… Read More
Mike Tyson
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Mike Tyson
Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson was born in Brooklyn on June 30th, 1966. Now retired, Mike Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA, and the IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years old. He is well known for his ferocious and intimidating boxing style as well as his controversial behavior inside and outside the ring. Tyson is considered one of the best heavyweights of all time. In October of 2000, Mike Tyson tested positive for marijuana following his victory over Andrew Golota. While he refused to take a urine test before the boxing match, Tyson did give a urine sample after the fight. State regulators then… Read More
Barack Obama
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Barack Obama
Barack Obama was born on August 4th, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He's the first African American to become President of the United States. He's the 44th President of the USA. His mother was Stanley Ann Dunham who was of English ancestry. His father, Barack Obama Sr. was a Luo from Kenya. His parents met in college at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where his father was a foreign student on scholarship. During his youth, Obama spent a lot of his time smoking marijuana. He smoked frequently with a group of friends who called themselves the "choom gang." The word "choom" is a verb that means "to smoke marijuana." Barack Obama was one of the head members of club. When… Read More
Bill Murray
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Bill Murray
William James "Bill" Murray was born September 21, 1950 in Wilmette, Illinois. He's a famous American actor and Comedian. He was the fifth of nine children. He started gaining fame from his appearances on Saturday Night Live. This later lead to starring in successful films such as Caddy Shack (1980), Ghost Busters (1984), Groundhog Day (1993) etc. For quite some time Bill Murray was referred to as a "recluse." He became picky about the roles he would accept as an actor and would take a few years off between films. He didn't land as many roles as he could have because he was impossible to get a hold of. He replaced his agent with an automated phone line that he… Read More
Charlie Sheen
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Charlie Sheen
If anybody deserves to be pot smoker of the month, it's Charlie Sheen! Charlie was born on September 3rd, 1965 in New York City. He was born Carlos Irwin Estevez. He's the youngest son of four children. His father, Martin Sheen is also an actor. He has two brothers and one sister. Emilio Estevez, Ramon Estevez and Renee Estevez are actors as well. He came from a family full of talent. A few of his hit films were Red Dawn (1984), Ferris Buellers Day Off (1986), The Three Musketeers (1993) and the television show Two and a Half Men (2003-2011). Sheen's biggest hit was his American television sitcom Two and a Half Men. This sitcom co-starred Jon Cryer and Angus… Read More