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American Weed Trials

by Find Medical Marijuana Dispensaries at Nugs.com on 09/15/2014 - 03:04 pm

American Weed Trials
By: Ryan Wolfson
Back in the colonial days, IF I was alive people think I have the devil inside. But people learned that it was a disease of epilepsy instead of being a witch. Marijuana is legal in half the country & it helps with many disease/conditions but people still getting arrested & put on trial like they some sort of witch. The people opposed to weed have no knowledge, education and/or experience with marijuana themselves & all the benefits it provides to many people across the world. The other people opposed by it being "illegal" is because they make more money financially by it being illegal. Everyday it remains illegal, more & more people are ...

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A Cannabis Look At Jamaica

by Find Medical Marijuana Dispensaries at Nugs.com on 10/08/2012 - 06:42 pm

Jamaica and Ganja
 
Remember a time, sometimes referred to as “back in the day,” when the big boys, the legendary name weeds of the past, were in town? – the Colombians, Panamas, Oxacans, and, of course, Jamaicans.  What happened to the Jamaican strains? 
 
To approach that, it may help clarify the story, if we go back:
 
Columbus had landed in Jamaica on his second trip in 1494 and “claimed” it for Spain.  The Spanish set up sugar plantations, and after wiping out the native Arawak inhabitants, brought in African slaves.  In 1655 the British defeated the Spanish and took Jamaica  leaving slavery in place until 1838. ...

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Surprising Celebrity Potheads!!!

by Find Medical Marijuana Dispensaries at Nugs.com on 01/02/2012 - 05:10 pm

Ok....so we all know that Seth Rogen is the "token stoner" of Hollywood.  Below is a list of surprising celebrity stoners that are not that public about their marijuana usage!
 
kirsten dunst
"If everyone smoked weed, the world would be a better place"
 
brad pitt
"I certain had my day {with marijuana}"

 
jennifer aniston
"I enjoy smoking cannabis and see no harm in it"

  
morgan freeman
"I will never give up on the ganja"

 
justin timberlake
"The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking. Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high.”
 
george clooney
"I d ...

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Justin Bieber Kush and Other Celebrit...

by Find Medical Marijuana Dispensaries at Nugs.com on 12/23/2011 - 03:34 pm

Interesting enough, there is a potent strain of marijuana named after Justin Bieber found in multiple dispensaries across Canada.  This strain is called "J.B. Kush" and has been advertised to "help you get through those tough times with your loved one & make you closer.  Although I am personally not a fan of Justin Bieber, I gotta respect the kid for his massive success!  I wish a strain of marijuana was named after me!  Unfortunately, not everyone is as fortunate to receive their very own "strain name."  Below are a few of my favorite celebrities who have had marijuana strains named after them!
 
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Cooperation & Understanding From Outs...

by Find Medical Marijuana Dispensaries at Nugs.com on 12/17/2011 - 07:27 pm

The picture to the left is a prime example of "compassion" from an authority figure.  Was the owner of the marijuana a licensed patient? We do not know.  What we do know, though, is that the authority figure at the Transportation Security Association (TSA) was lenient about marijuana.
 
Are authority figures usually this "compassionate" about marijuana?  Most definitely not.  Below are a list of famous people---celebrities some may consider idols---who have been arrested for marijuana.  Even famous people face prosecution of the marijuana prohibition in the United States.
 

 

Aaron Carter (2008)
Al Gore III (2003)
Allen Iverson (1997) ...

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Valid Arguments & Marijuana

by Find Medical Marijuana Dispensaries at Nugs.com on 12/15/2011 - 02:21 pm

I thoroughly enjoy researching any & every question members of nugs.com have about marijuana.  There is no such thing as a "dumb question"---Everyday i am lucky enough to learn more and more about marijuana & the medical benefits of it!  There is an extrordinary amount of politics surrounding marijuana, also, making it that much more controversial & interesting!  What bothers me a lot, though, is the lack of information & research studies available on the internet that correctly links marijuana information together.  This is the area I specialize in.  
When I use the term "links," I am referring to a "valid argument."  An argument is only valid ...

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How to Roll a Corn Husk Spliff!

by Find Medical Marijuana Dispensaries at Nugs.com on 12/13/2011 - 05:20 pm

How to Roll a Perfect Spliff!
 
I remember well the day I read in High Times how to roll a spliff the way they do in Jamaica, using corn husks to wrap it in. Needless to say I immediately wanted to try it out.  I was with a friend that day named Hashoil Mike who made hashoil for a living.  I'm not totally sure this was the name his parents gave him at birth, but as he answered to it, that's what we called him. At the time he was living in an apartment about a mile from a soon to go under grocery store.  We were there in a matter of minutes.  We'd never been in before so it took a bit to find the corn that we needed to roll our first spliff, per the instructions in ...

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The Spiritual Benefits of Marijuana

by Find Medical Marijuana Dispensaries at Nugs.com on 12/08/2011 - 04:57 pm

So you’re smoking some excellent bud and you’re feeling great. Like so many others around the globe, you know the joys of using marijuana in your life. But were you aware that marijuana can help you advance your spirituality? It may seem strange for some to see the words marijuana and spirituality in the same sentence. The media portrays marijuana as some kind of evil plant that causes people to commit awful crimes. The fact is that marijuana causes people to feel more empathy towards each other and opens up capabilities in the mind that have been previously unknown to the user of the plant.
 
Before “weed” or “pot” or "nugs" became a popular ...

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What the Hemp?

by Find Medical Marijuana Dispensaries at Nugs.com on 09/06/2011 - 10:42 am

September 6, ‎2011 
What the Hemp? 
 
Hemp has a viable and valuable place in our society. When all the states in the union
accept the fact that medical marijuana should be everyone's right to have
access to it without the stigma of being a drug addict or a criminal by using or possessing 
marijuana.
There is a byproduct of medical marijuana that is of great value. 
This byproduct of course is hemp. Something that has been used for centuries until
politicians decided that it was the "Gateway" drug to all things bad in the drug world.
The propaganda that was used was so crazy and not even real evidence of what
marijuana's effects were. But it sc ...

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Quick Hits Through The History of Hemp

by Find Medical Marijuana Dispensaries at Nugs.com on 07/13/2011 - 12:20 am

 
Quick Hits Through The History of Hemp
Before multiple states started passing medical marijuana legislation and people started to look into getting nugs, hemp was the key crop for many farmers. Some historians have even linked the fibers of hemp as far as 7,000 BC in ancient China, Taiwan, and as far back as the Stone Age. Much like today, the fibers were woven to make a wide variety of things including clothes, shoes, strong ropes and so much more. More recent discoveries have led archeologists to find paper fibers made out of hemp dating back to the foundation of the Great Wall of China, giving the plant one of the biggest boosts in historical context to date. The ancient world ...

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