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Good and the Bad of Using Marijuana

 

After reading a few articles on the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes and viewing the history of California legalizing the use of marijjuana for medicinal purposes, I feel the need to express my opinion on the matter.

State and Federal Laws have always had a conflict of interest, although each are voted upon by citizens of the US. I believe that if one state has passed a law that conflicts with the laws of the Federal Government, amendments must be made. As of today, thousands of people who use marijuana for medicinal purposes and grow marijuana for the same reason, are still facing federal charges for cultivation and use of marijuana.

These charges are obsurd for the simple fact that the citizens of California decided that marijuana for medicinal purposes is necessary. Why you might ask. Here are the effects of the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Of course there is good and bad for everything, and users must account for both when deciding to use marijuana for medicinal purposes.

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Bad Effects

Marijuana can cause lung cancer. Marijuana users hold there breath once they inhale the marijuana smoke, which gives the lungs more time to absorb the harmful chemicals. Plegm issues may result, along with a chronic cough.

Marijuana causes problems with a user’s social life, cognitive abilities, memory, and careers. Since all of your motor skills are effected by the use of marijuana, it could cause your problem with life skills outside of your home life, like driving, working, and shopping.

Marijuana is addictive. Even for medicinal purposes, marijuana can be very addictive, expensive and cause criminal reactions to not have the drug. These types of charges are not covered under the laws governed by the state that legalizes marijuana use for medicinal purposes.

Drug testing is also an issue.

Babies born by women that used marijuana for medicinal purposes can have neurological damage, which is associated with poor memory, attention, and problem solving.

Good Effects

  • Marijuana is well know for it’s effects on cancer patients.
  • Marijuana can reduce the effects of lost weight and appetite loss by promoting the digestion of food.
  • Marijuana helps patients with neurolocial pains, migraines, and obsessive compulsive disorders.
  • Marijuana is effective on Alzheimer patients.
  • Marijuana helps fight against the growth of cancerous tumors in the body, and may be able to help lung cancer patients.
  • Marijuana may help fight breast cancer by preventing it to spread throughout the body of the female.
  • Marijuana can help with nausea, anxiety, and multiple sclerosis.

No matter what type of medicine, over the counter or prescription, each have a negative effect to help control the current condition. It is up to the consumer as to what chances they want to take with their disease or chronic problem. Here you will find a pros and cons list of the effects of marijuana on chronic pain. It’s up to you to decide on it’s value. Until you are diagnosed with a chronic illness that can be helped with marijuana use, you will never no what relief you may find by using it.

Do Not Contact Ferndale Police Department with General Medical Marijuana Questions

A contact of mine in the Ferndale Police Department has asked me to pass a message along to Ferndale residents that general questions about the incoming medical marijuana facilities should not be directed to the Ferndale Police Department.

Right now, there are multiple officers that are being kept on the line for general questions about Ferndale medical marijuana facilities and processes that should be speedy are slowing down.

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Instead, Ferndale residents should be posing these questions to the Mayor’s office, or to the Ferndale City Council. Remember that the Police Department lines are best used for answering concerns about criminal activity.

If you believe that criminal activity is going on in connection with a medical marijuana facility, it is important to call the Ferndale Police Department. Other comments, concerns, and complaints should go to the Ferndale City Council, or the Mayor’s office.

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My apologies to this Board and the County for not bringing this matter up two months ago, when the new petitions came out for the Cannabis Tax Act 2010. Only about 2 weeks remain in the petitioning season, but it is not too late to do your part.

I am petitioning for the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act at the Growers’ Market’s Southwest entrance on 4th Street every Saturday from about 9:30 to 11:30 AM and then on 6th and G at my regular No More Drug War protest from noon to 2 PM. I also have petitions to repeal the latest gas tax hike, and for All-Non-Partisan elections in Oregon.

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Unlike the previous version of this Act, the state will be selling marijuana in state cannabis stores rather than state liquor stores. The liquor stores no doubt objected, because where pot is more available, liquor is less used, and having cheap weed in the same stores with heavily taxed liquor would definitely cut into their more lucrative business.

Some people are put off by the “Tax Act” portion of the name, and I have to admit that it is a bit of a misnomer; it’s actually allows state profit on sale of marijuana.

Rather than a set percentage of the price or so much per ounce, the state will be making whatever profit it can off the sale of its marijuana in state cannabis stores while competing with the relatively cheap homegrown that anyone over 21 will be able to grow for personal use. After a few years, the state may find that it cannot compete with homegrown pot, any more than it can compete in the tomato market, and will close the state cannabis stores and allow sale of marijuana in other stores, as it does with cigarettes.

Do you want teenagers to stop being our pot dealers and get their weed from adults, rather than vice-versa? Then you should support this Act. Do you want to stop sick people from getting rich off the rest of us with their present medical privilege?

Then you should support this Act. Do you want the police to concentrate on catching thieves, rather than weeding the forest and busting farmers? Then you should support this Act. Do you want more money freed from the black market and Mexican gangs and spent in legitimate stores, lifting the entire economy? Then you should support this Act.

There is now a measure heading to the ballot which would allow cannabis dispensaries; it would only continue the problematic system of medical privilege that creates so much corruption. I ask this Board to ask the legislature to pass the 2010 Cannabis Tax Act, or to put it on the ballot, so we can at least have a better choice in November.

Pot Culture at Drexel University

Elicit drug use among adolescents, especially college students, is considered a large problem among society. The government has tried many things to wipe out this problem, everything ranging from “This is your brain on drugs” TV commercials; to student wide random drug testing has been put into effect. These are all consequences of the “War on drugs” instated by the Nixon administration.

More specifically, marijuana has been steadily increasing among college students over the last decade (from 41% to 47%) (Mohler-Kuo, Lee, Wechsler). But how large of a problem is it? And furthermore, how prevalent is the use of marijuana among Drexel students? Well from my experiences here over the past months, I can honestly say I had trouble finding students who don’t smoke the plant.


I conducted interviews with peers about the subject of marijuana; this is just one of their tales of a typical smoking session. VP wakes up on a Tuesday afternoon, groggy and hungry; he grabs a bight to eat and says “hey, why not find some weed to smoke”. He then calls up his buddies to see if they are willing to split a “bag” with him. Usually at least 2 or 3 friends will oblige, and then VP attempts to procure this bag.

Some days are tougher than others to find some weed but it generally takes no more than a half hour to call, meet up with, and buy the marijuana. “The consumption can really vary, whether it be a bowl, or a joint, or a blunt, or any of the above… or all of the above,” explains VP as he drags on his cigarette.

Then of course, they meet at one of the various smoking spots to consume the marijuana. “Puff puff pass to the left, in a circle as it should be.” VP says this with conviction. After the friends finish the session, they tend to get the “munchies” and find some food, then lay around in the dorms.

According to one source, marijuana is said to have a direct link to “amotivational syndrome” in which the user is unmotivated in their lives and their achievement of career, academic, and personal goals (State University Blog). When I asked VP if smoking weed effects his schoolwork negatively or even positively, he said “sometimes I smoke some weed and I’m like, Oh My God I can’t move.

And other times I will be like, grr I’m going to write this paper, PAPER, PAPER, PAPER. And I will do my work and it will be decent.” There is no proof that says that marijuana causes amotivational syndrome, rather the fact that individuals who are not motivated, also tend to smoke weed. This doesn’t mean that weed will actually cause one to lose all motivation in life. In fact, some of the world’s greatest artists found their motivation and their “muse” under the influence of none other than, marijuana.

When I asked my interviewees how prevalent marijuana use is among their peers they all responded as if most of the people they know partake in smoking. VP had this to say, “Since being at college I have only met one or two people that don’t smoke weed.” I think this exemplifies the prevalence of marijuana throughout Drexel.

According to one source, illicit drug use among college students has risen from 41% to 47% over the last decade; no such statistic was stated for marijuana specifically (Mohler-Kuo, Lee, Wechsler).

When VP was asked, would he consider himself a “pot-head” he responded that “pot head is such a derogatory term, I like to consider myself a dope fiend.” This exemplifies the humor many smokers find in the hypocrisies of societies judgment of marijuana users. This leads me into the next area I will be examining, marijuana versus alcohol.

When VP was asked which he prefers, smoking pot or drinking alcohol, he responded “I would choose marijuana because I can do that at any time of the day, and nobody will judge me about it. And if they do who gives a shit.” When I asked another interviewee, AL which he thinks debilitates his judgment and motor skills the most, weed or alcohol, he had this to say.

“Alcohol, by far.” This seems to be the general consensus. Alcohol tends to be more intense than marijuana. When AL was asked which he prefers, he simply exclaims, “Weed!

With weed you can literally do absolutely nothing and be completely content with your life.” In contrast with alcohol, which tends to make people want to be more reckless, usually translating to getting behind the wheel of a car, or picking a fight with someone. According to one source, alcohol is by far the most prevalent drug used among college students. In fact about 45 percent of college students report drinking alcohol on a weekly or more basis (Presley, Meilman).

Unfortunately, because alcohol is legal, most students find it to be the lesser of the two evils, and safer than marijuana. This is also due in part to the war on drugs tireless campaign against marijuana specifically. This is sadly just misinformation, in fact according to drugwarfacts.org, 85,000 people die per year from alcohol. Marijuana, in contrast has never killed anybody. Even if you just smoked one time you can be drug tested anytime, and you will be forced to use illegal detox products such as synthetic urine or detox drinks in order to pass the test.

There are zero deaths linked to marijuana in history. (drugwarfacts.org). Also, alcohol has a higher risk of dependency than marijuana. College students still drink much more then they do smoke weed.

I asked VP what he preferred, joints, blunts, or bowls, he said without even thinking, “Joints all the way.” But how college students consume marijuana varies and is mostly up to personal preference. I have learned from my time here that blunts tend to be the most popular form of smoking weed on campus, mostly because they are convenient to smoke outside, and they are the perfect amount of cannabis for a small group of friends.

A blunt is a cheap cigar, cut down the middle and gutted of all its tobacco, then filled with broken up cannabis and rolled into a slow burning, long joint. The blunt is rumored to actually originate from the city of Philadelphia. When I asked AL what method he prefers, he explained, “I like bongs, but you can’t smoke a bong wherever you want, so I prefer a well rolled joint.

” A bong is a type of pipe primarily used for marijuana; it has a long wide chamber for collecting smoke, and a water chamber at the bottom. The smoke is drawn down the bowl and stem, and filtered through the water, making the bubbling sound familiar to most “stoners”. Bongs tend to create the largest hits compared to joints or even regular bowls, but because of their large size they are not as versatile as other methods of smoking.

At Drexel, marijuana tends to be a drug mostly used by guys, but I myself know plenty of girls who smoke the plant. I think the reason it seems more prevalent among guys is the fact that Drexel as a very large male population compared to females. Also, many girls believe that it isn’t very “lady-like” to smoke weed. So if they do smoke, they may not admit it, or do it often.

Marijuana is in fact a drug, there is no denying that. But its effects are not as serious as other hard drugs, or even as alcohol. Marijuana tends to make people silly. I asked AL to give me a story of a time he was high, and he referenced a time he smoked with none other than VP. “We started asking each other random questions, then we started rhyming, saying things like, if you were a mouse, would you live in a house?” They continued in this Doctor Seuss rhyming trend for almost a half an hour. Only taking breaks for their uncontrollable laughter.

Walking around Drexel’s campus, it is easy to find someone smoking weed. There are certain spots where smokers tend to culminate. One of which is the benches by race street. Prior to the opening of the Northside Dining Terrace, I would go out to Race Street and literally every bench would be full of people, and a cloud of cannabis will be rising over the horizon. After the dining terrace opened, it seems like the area is less populated, but still, on any given night one could run into a group of smokers or two.

There doesn’t seem to be any relation between the types of people smoking, and the place they are smoking. Pot smokers tend to smoke wherever they think its safe, at any given time there can be groups of people from all different social backgrounds.

Another place commonly used as a place to smoke is Pearl St. Morally I can’t say where on Pearl Street, but since it’s a narrow street there is very little wind and plenty of cover; making for a great place to partake in illegal activities such as marijuana smoking.

Another great place to smoke (and my personal favorite) is Drexel Park. It is nothing more than an open field on a hill off of Powelton Ave. There are just a few benches and some streetlights, but it has one of the most amazing skyline views of Philadelphia you can find in the area. Of course, the view is that much more breathtaking when you are under the influence.

The Schuylkill Banks is a long pathway running along the banks of the Schuylkill River. It is frequented by joggers during the day but during the night it is almost desolate. The pathway runs under several bridges such as Market and Chestnut Street. These underpasses provide adequate cover from the pouring rain on those off days where you want to smoke some weed but the weather isn’t cooperating. It is the farthest walk of all the spots but it is definitely worth the walk. This spot isn’t really frequented by a multitude of pot heads, but has been a choice spot for my friends and I over the last few months.

Of course sometimes the most obvious spots are safe enough to smoke a quick joint at. For example, late at night, one can spot a small group of people forming a crude circle on the steps leading up to Calhoun Hall.

This is because the steps are far enough away from the building that not many people walk by, and late at night it is easy to miss a bunch of people sitting on the steps. The few people that walk by always flash a dirty look or a giggle when they smell the sweet marijuana smell permeating through the air.

Smokers tend to go unnoticed. We are an unorganized group of people with a common goal. That goal is of course to get as high as possible. We are walking down the sidewalk, we are around the corner from your workplace, we are eating at your favorite restaurant and we deliver your pizza. Smokers are everywhere, and unless you are a smoker yourself, you may walk by a group or an individual smoking weed and not notice at all.

When you are a smoker yourself you can always spot a fellow pot head. It is like a sixth sense acquired from years of marijuana use. The smell is the first thing noticed, then a quick glance around your surroundings will reveal someone passing a small white something to another person, or the sound of someone coughing uncontrollably is another dead giveaway. I spot the person smoking weed and I can’t help but smile. I know that smokers will be around forever.

The legality of it has no affect on the amount of people smoking marijuana in the world. The alcohol prohibition did nothing but increase the amounts of people dying from alcohol poisoning, and the marijuana prohibition is just putting innocent kids into jail or giving them a record that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. Marijuana will never die. No matter how hard the government tries. Hopefully the prohibition will eventually be lifted, and smokers can finally live in peace without constantly looking over their shoulder. That’s the world I strive to live in.

best synthetic urine

Recently I passed a urine drug test with fake pee. So yeah synthetic urine still works in 2017, but its important to choose a quality brand, not some low quality synthetic urine. Those worked very well in the past, but things have changed. With some colored yellow water you wont fool the system anymore. Labs use advanced techniques and look specifically for synthetic urine, so its not that easy anymore.

What is the best synthetic urine – The one that I used

Many people say the best synthetic urine is Quick fix, but I used sub Solution. I saw Michael Boron’s” fake pee for drug test video “and he recommends sub solution over quick fix. I know quick fix is a great quality fake urine, but it lacks a few essential chemicals. by the way the price differance is not that much, I was willing to pay an additional 30$ for sub solution, my job was on the line, and I get 20$ an hour, so i think it was an excellent investment.

How to use Sub Solution synthetic urine

best synthetic urineUsing synthetic urine for drug test is relatively easy, you do not need to prepare, do not have to alter your diet or exercise like crazy, all you have to do is to heat the urine and when it reaches the right temperature, wrap it with handwarmers and you are good to go.

Sub Solution is slightly easier, because you do not need to mess with microwave. It comes with a special heating powder just at the third of the vial to the synthetic urine and in most cases it will reach the right temperature, within a few seconds.

If sub solution is no available, then choose Quick Fix 6.1 (latest formula) in most cases it will help you to pass the test without any problem. I heard good things about monkey whizz as well. I think I do not even have to mention to stay away fom magnum and u pass synthetic urine. They have a bad rep for a reason.

Fake synthetic urine reviews

Its important if you buy something online always check the reviews. Unfortunately there are so many fake/paid reviews online and detox products are not different. You can find tons of paid synthetic urine reviews on affiliate sites, the only pupose of these urine reviews is to make commission after every sale. Read more reviews, check some youtube videos and use common sense. Would a 9$ synthetic urine help to pass drug test? I suggest you to check out these synthetic urine reviews 

Exit-5 is a legit site and their reviews are real. They also review other detox products, not just synthetic urine brands.

Why Sub Soution costs 75$ if magnum is only 19$? You always get what you pay for, some keep this in mind when you are buying synthetic urine for drug test.

Many people say its better to use detox drinks instead of fake pee if the test is supervised, It might be easier, but there are still many factorswhat you should consider when you are using detox drinks for drug test. How much did you smoke, your body type, sex, your metabolism etc..using synthetic urine is much safer.

All you have to do is to smuggle the urine to the testing room, attached to a belt which is called “incognito belt” hold the fake penis, squeez it a little bit and the urine will start flowing. Do not worry, no one going to check your dick while you are peeing.

I think I mentioned everything I wanted, now you know whats the best synthetic urine on the market and how to use it. Good luck for your urine test!

Be aware of benefits of synthetic urine

Many individuals throughout the world nowadays make use of the synthetic urine and pass their urine drug tests as planned. They have to understand and remember that drug testing companies evolve on a regular basis and substitute fake pee for their own becomes hard. It is too difficult to hide as well as use the synthetic urine due to the strict supervision. You may be a beginner to artificial urine and seek basics of this product at first.

In general, synthetic urine is manufactured with a combination of water and organic or inorganic components like sulfates, chlorides, phosphates, urea, creatinine and uric acid. The synthetic urine simulates every physical and chemical property of the human urine. The foremost advantage of artificial urine is the absence of any waste. You can use synthetic urine in every place where real human urine leads to infectious diseases threat.

Artificial urine is used for several purposes. On the other hand, this synthetic urine is mostly used in the urine testing equipment calibration. You can use this product and calibrate any urine testing equipment. A constant formula in the artificial substance is vital behind its use in labs to conduct urinalysis.  Fake pee is used in science projects such as development of new urine for treatment of various diseases.

Medical students worldwide are trained to conduct an appropriate urinalysis test with the synthetic urine. They are happy, comfortable and safe to use this product to do clinical experiments without any complexity.

Leading manufacturers of diapers in recent years use synthetic urine to test their products in various aspects. Salesmen and marketers these days use artificial urine to demonstrate the overall effectiveness of a cleaning agent for furniture and carpet. They reveal how their products clean urine stain and remove odor of urine by using the artificial urine.

How to pass a drug test in a day?

A drug test can be a stressful event in the lives of those who occasionally like to smoke pot. It can seem to be the most unfair way to judge a person because it bases the person’s merit on his recreational preferences rather than his intellect and skill set.

Many lose their jobs and the opportunity to grow over this and it becomes impossible for so many to keep their weekend recreations if they want to enhance their career. How to pass a drug test in a day? Is it even possible to do it at such a short notice?

To be honest, most drugs tend to stay in your system for really long and some drugs like marijuana can even be detected after months of use. This comes off as a very unfair thing and many people feel they are being punished for something they did so long ago. If you have lost all hopes for clearing the test , you there is good news for you.

Yes, you can pass your drug test and if you prepare well in the day before by using just natural home remedies. Most urine cleanser kits don’t even work that well so you should not even think about investing in those. I will speak about detox drinks for drug test and synthetic urine in my next few articles.

However, it is difficult to predict if these methods will work but they are worth trying than simply giving up on your hopes of holding your job! Despite the fact that your body needs weeks to completely remove the traces of marijuana and other drugs from its system, yes, there is hope for you.

Diuretics is the first method which we will discuss in this post. These are a class of medication that are designed to increase the loss of water from the body and increase your speed of detoxification by promoting the production of urine. This accelerates the expulsion process and helps in quicker detoxification.

This will cause all the salts from your body to get out of the system and you will find your system getting cleaner. If you start using this method around 3 to 4 days before the actual test, the chances of detoxification will increase substantially. Diuretics, for the most part, are safe but unfortunately, there can be some really harmful side effects if you overdose.

So, make sure that you do not consume them in more quantities than the officially defined one and you will be safe from any kind of problems. Midol is diuretic which is a medication used to treat bloating during the menstruation period in women. It will also safely and effectively clean your urine in the day so you can produce a cleaner sample the next day.

There are some other ways which can help you pass the urine test but what are they? How to pass a drug test in a day?  There are two ways, detox drinks or synthetic urine, there is no natural method to clean weed out of your system.