Jump to content

Welcome to Oregon's OMMP PAY IT FORWARD Official Website

Welcome to Ommp Pay It Forward, like most online communities you must register to post in our forum, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be a part of Ommp Pay It Forward by signing in or creating an account.

What you will find after you join:

•Seasoned cultivators will share secrets to successful harvests.
•Retired Scientists/Patients who are willing to share their medication, tips on how to produce quality medication every harvest.
•Mentoring by experienced growers.
•Grow room tips and DIY advice from our professional installers.
•Oregon carded members will gain access to our private forums.
•You’ll find cannabis legislation and more.
•OMMP Pay it forward is a community of compassionate people willing to offer help today.
•All free!

Start new topics and reply to others
Get your own profile page and make new friends
Send personal messages to other members.


Popular Content

Showing most liked content since 01/17/2018 in all areas

  1. 3 points

    Manny’s Mini MediGrow -

    Thank You so much Purps for all of your advice. Here’s what I got going now Well, I almost feel like I’m starting over from scratch again. But it’s all part of the learning process, right??? So I dumped all of the starter cups w/ dead sprouts in to a kiddie pool in the back yard to be recycled in to an outdoor grow medium. Then I went down to Bi-Mart and invested in a bag of Black Gold Seed Starter Mix. I also bought a bag of Filthy & Rich amended potting soil to mix with the rest of my coco coir. I was looking for the Gardner & Bloom Organic Potting soil that The Rev recommends in his TLO book, but they didn’t have any at Bi-Mart, so I figured that the Filthy and Rich was the next best thing- since it’s locally made in Eugene the microbial life in the soil is all from local flora and fauna (at least that was my train of thought) I grabbed the last of my DC3 seeds to pop (Douglas County Heirloom) and put them in some water to germinate last night. I’m still trying to use all of my least desirable seeds first, while I dial in my grow and then move on to some of the elite genetics I have been hoarding... Thanks for tuning in folks. Next update coming soon
  2. 2 points
    Okay this is a white nightmare grow. This is from sin city seeds. This is called WN#3. The number three stands for third one of this plant that I grew out from a set of seeds that I kept. These are currently in RR cubes. The seeds were started by soaking them in water in a glass. When the tail started to emerge, they were then put into a washcloth and kept moist. From there as the tail started to emerge they were placed in the rapid rooter mcubes. This is approximately two days after they were put into the cubes. They are under a LUSH herbal Vader to ask 180 W LED fixture. I just lowered it by about a foot but they were about 24 inches below the fixture. I have changed that height to about 16 inches.
  3. 2 points
    Happy Valentines Day Purple Power.
  4. 2 points

    Manny’s Mini MediGrow -

    yea re-occurring theme (from TW) is those lights are wtf too high..., by that height vertically, want multiple nodes and sets of branches (assuming 3-4" tall) solution is either move plants up, or lights down and at that size they need almost nothing for nutes, its almost all governed by light and environment at that early stage yes, then as showing 3-4 or more sets of branches at 3" tall or so, add some mild nutes and try to keep happy green peace and luck
  5. 2 points

    Manny’s Mini MediGrow -

    The grow tray is filled with sprouts. I'm gonna have to stop poppin beans for now
  6. 2 points
    Dear Community, I am reaching out to you to let you know about this new cancer wellness class I am starting. In 2014 I received a diagnosis of multiple myeloma. I was pretty devastated. I am posting here because I want to share with you some simple powerful practices that really helped me cope with everything. As wonderful as medical marijuana is - for some people it can not address all the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual pain and suffering of those who are in cancer treatment or wanting to stay in remission. This class could be an additional tool for your wellness. It is not a religious program. Please come to my free weekly Cancer Wellness Group on Tuesdays from 10 - 11:30 am in my home in NE Portland. Call 503.317.7671 or email sharilyn@easystreet.net for address and details. I am not selling anything and this is not a business. I am just a caring person like everyone else in this forum that wants to help others feel happier and healthier. Thank you. Cancer Wellness Group Update 2.2.pdf
  7. 2 points

    Manny’s Mini MediGrow -

    Today’s update: All sprouts got their first feeding today. I am using the Nectar For the Gods Nutrient. A bunch of sample bottles that were given to me by my good friend TumbleWeed. They have been sitting for a couple years, so I asked around if they were still any good. One friend told me to smell them and make sure they still smelled minty. The guys at Oregon’s Constant Gardener told me to give them a good shake and listen for any solid particles. Most of the bottles still smelled minty when I opened them, and none of them had any solid particles. At first the ppm was too high (above 1000) and the pH was too low. All I had to do was dilute it down with some more tap water and that brought the ppm down and the pH right up to 6.0. I do still need to start aerating my water before I mix up my nutrient solution. Setting that as a goal for next time. I transplanted my 3 lavender sprouts in to the seedling mix that I bought. Hopefully they will be able to recover and improve, now that they are in better soil and separate cups.
  8. 2 points

    Thanks EK!!

    Thanks so much EK for the grow Bags that you sent me!! They are much appreciated and I will put them to good use
  9. 2 points

    Manny’s Mini MediGrow -

    still trying to find a good pic hosting website that suits my needs. Can anyone see this pic??
  10. 2 points
  11. 2 points

    Manny’s Mini MediGrow -

    Hello again friends. I was down in Texas for a week, attending a friend’s wedding, so I haven’t really been able to check on the garden, or update the grow thread. My wife was nice enough To give the sprouts some water while I was away. I honestly thought that all my sprouts would be dead when I got back, and that I would have to start over from scratch. Almost all of the other sprouts died, but the Lavender is still barely hanging on. Not sure if it’s because it is a hardier strain, or because I put the lid on the grow tray before I left, or because those seeds were started in an outdoor potting mix I had laying around instead of the coco coir, or a combination of all of these factors. One thing i do know for sure is that if the lavender has been this resilient to all the abuse it has taken, it is definitely one that i want to keep in my grow for a while. I had read that it was a great strain for beginners, and i can see for myself that is true. I don't know whats wrong with me. I've read grow journals, and over a dozen grow books. But applying the information i've picked up, in to my own grow is a whole different story. Add that to the fact that my mobility and physical capabilities are in rapid decline, leads me to conclude that i should keep my grow as simple as possible. A few dozen dwarf plants will probably be easier to manage than 8 or 10 larger plants. I checked the water jug that I feed the plants from, this morning, and the pH was a bit high (7.4). I feel like an idiot- I should have had the pH right from the get-go. So I adjusted it down to 6.2 and that is what the Lavender got this morning. https://i.gyazo.com/c255e0be4b3a34494fa6dc120bfc0f5e.jpg We noticed something strange on the sprouts that had died. All of the sprouts that had been in the coco-coir blend had this cotton-looking substance at their base. I heard that the “Santa’s beard” looks kinda similar, but I don’t think it’s the same thing because I’m pretty sure that the “Santa’s beard” or “Odom’s Beard” appear on the grow medium surface and not the plants, and I thought the the coco coir was pretty much sterile and inert. I think that it may have something to do with the microorganisms in the GH rapid-start I added to their water. I really can’t think of anything else it may be, I have no idea what it is. If anyone knows what it is, i would greatly appreciate the help. https://i.gyazo.com/1f6a515f22ba8d730873f25cd73879ad.jpg Recommendations: should I switch up my grow medium and just root in a premade potting soil mix? Or should I just add some EWC or something to give my grow medium some added moisture retention?
  12. 2 points
    Local leaders propose marijuana grower tax January 18, 2018 Nikki Torres Josephine County, Ore. — Taxing pot to pay for protection – that’s the new proposal coming from Josephine County. According to Josephine County Commissioner Dan DeYoung, the initiative would charge a certain amount of money per square footage of canopy for recreational growers. Medicinal growers would pay taxes based on the number of plants, whichever county the grower resides in – that’s where it’s taxes will go back to. For Josephine County, that means supporting public safety. The exact amount each marijuana grower would pay hasn’t yet been determined. According to Commissioner DeYoung, the initiative has the potential to bring in millions of dollars. “We need a source of revenue in order to provide the law enforcement for the laws that the state has put down but the federal government’s got a real issue right now – and we need that law enforcement,” said Josephine County Commissioner Dan DeYoung.... https://kobi5.com/news/local-leaders-propose-marijuana-grower-tax-69672/
  13. 1 point
    This City Is Cracking Down on Synthetic Marijuana One Indiana city is cracking down on synthetic marijuana for the sake of public health. February 16, 2018 Tim Kohut As federal marijuana prohibition continues, so does the practice of searching for its legal, or at the very least, easily obtainable substitute. To combat this, one city is cracking down on synthetic marijuana. The outbreak of synthetic marijuana has become somewhat of an epidemic in its own right, with an influx of overdoses occurring over the last year. For a sample size, last July, there were over 150 people treated for K2 overdoses in the span of just a week. The drug, which can be up to 800 times more powerful than traditional marijuana, is known for a plethora of ghastly side effects such as seizures, hallucinations, convulsions, kidney damage, in addition to a variety of psychological effects that could result in suicidal thoughts and violent, erratic behavior..... https://hightimes.com/news/city-cracking-synthetic-marijuana/
  14. 1 point
    Suspects Identified in Central Point Armed Robbery Two suspects are in custody, while a possible third remains at large. Posted: Feb. 14, 2018 10:36 AM Updated: Feb. 14, 2018 6:49 PM Posted By: Jamie Parfitt CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Central Point Police have identified Ashton Garrett and Erick Cervantes Melinero, both from Fort Worth, TX, as their suspects after a harrowing armed robbery and car chase last night. Police say that Garrett and Melinero held up one victim at gun point and restrained him with duct tape. A second victim reported a total of three suspects involved in the robbery, which happened on the 800 block of Greenleaf Lane in Central Point. The suspects fled the scene in a green Honda Civic sporting Texas plates...... http://www.kdrv.com/content/news/Suspects-Identified-in-Central-Point-Armed-Robbery-474072833.html
  15. 1 point
    Utah House Passes Two Cannabis Bills for Terminally Ill, Advocates Skeptical 0 By Andrew London on February 15th, 2018 On Tuesday, the Utah House of Representatives approved — by a small margin — a bill that would see the Department of Agriculture provide oversight on commercial cultivation of medical marijuana. In Utah, the minimum number of affirmative votes a bill can receive and still pass is 38. With 32 reps voting against the measure and another four not present for voting, 38 is exactly how many votes HB197 received. The slim margin of victory for HB197 almost went the other way. The proposal was put to vote Feb. 9 and received only 36 votes. But multiple state representatives changed their position on the matter since, while 4 representatives were absent in both votes..... https://www.marijuana.com/news/2018/02/utah-house-passes-two-cannabis-bills-for-the-terminally-ill-but-advocates-are-skeptical/
  16. 1 point
    Lawsuit Could Be The One To Legalize Marijuana Posted by CN Staff on February 15, 2018 at 05:55:27 PT By Mona Zhang, Contributor Source: Forbes Washington, D.C. -- On Wednesday, advocates and professionals in the cannabis industry descended on a federal court in New York to watch Justice Department lawyers try to dismiss a case against Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The suit involves a motley crew of plaintiffs: Alexis Bortell and Jager Cotte, both pediatric medical marijuana patients, Jose Belen, an Army combat veteran who uses cannabis to treat his PTSD, Marvin Washington, a former New York Jet-turned cannabis entrepreneur, and the Cannabis Cultural Association, a non-profit dedicated to ending the war on drugs and promoting people of color in the cannabis industry. Over the years, many have attempted to challenge the federal government�s classification of marijuana as a Schedule I substance. Wednesday�s hearing was both an example of how far the country has come on the issue and how far there still is to go. During the hearing, Judge Alvin Hellerstein considered the Justice Department�s motion to dismiss the suit.... http://cannabisnews.com/news/29/thread29248.shtml
  17. 1 point
    Why California’s cannabis taxes are much more than wine and beer, but less than cigarettes By Lisa M. Krieger, The Cannifornian No Comments Posted on Feb 12, 2018 Bummer! For every dollar you spend on cannabis in California, you may have to pay another 35 cents to the government. The tax man’s grab on ganja proceeds has come into full focus since legal sales started in January, and the sticker shock over the price of pot has filled social media with a mix of outrage and confusion over just what’s driving up the cost of cannabis. “Weed being hella taxed,” wrote pymt408...... http://www.thecannifornian.com/cannabis-news/california-news/californias-cannabis-taxes-much-wine-beer-less-cigarettes/
  18. 1 point
    Utah Just Passed A Bill To Grow Medical Marijuana The House of Representatives in Utah just passed a bill to grow medical marijuana. February 14, 2018 Chloé Harper Gold Good news for patients in The Beehive State: Utah just passed a bill to grow medical marijuana. This bill was passed by the state’s House of Representatives yesterday afternoon. It will now make its way to the state Senate for review. The passing is bringing a lot of relief and hope to Utah’s citizens, particularly to the state’s potential medical marijuana patients. Medical Marijuana In Utah Last month, in a school assembly, the governor of Utah, Gary Herbert fielded a question from a student about the potential future for a medical marijuana in the state. Governor Herbert, to everyone’s surprise, answered in the affirmative. “Let’s get the science done, the research done, have it as a controlled substance prescribed by a doctor and certified by a pharmacist as a controlled medical substance,” he said. “I think it’s gonna happen.” Indeed, state polls have shown that the majority of Utah residents are in favor of a state medical marijuana program. And just last week, House Bill 195 passed in the House of Representative and was moved on to the Senate. House Bill 195, if passed in the Senate and signed by the governor, would legalize medical marijuana...... https://hightimes.com/news/utah-just-passed-bill-grow-medical-marijuana/
  19. 1 point
    New Marijuana Trends You Need To Know About : Terp Sauce Looking for a potent punch? This method is all the rage. Terry Hacienda Feb 13, 2018 For most of The Fresh Toast audience, we recommend the “Start Low And Go Slow” method of cannabis consumption. We believe in understanding the correct dose for whatever ails you is usually the best way to consume. But what about those who desire or need much higher potency? For more seasoned cannabis users, terp sauce may be for you. Before we get too far into the story, please take a self-assessment. This form of cannabis consumption is not for most of you out there — especially newcomers to the herb. If low-dose cannabis works for you, there is no reason to give this extra-potent method a try. What Is ‘Terp Sauce’? Most longtime cannabis enthusiasts who have made the switch to dabbing, say “terp juice” is among the most potent forms of cannabis on the market. Yes, the oil is packed with THC, but the added potency also comes from terpenes and cannabinoids added to the final product...... https://thefreshtoast.com/cannabis/what-you-need-to-know-about-terp-sauce/
  20. 1 point
    humm, lol, which cut pic, where cut from, what cut off looks like and just the top of it or all? and LOL again, bet want all
  21. 1 point
    Can Marijuana Treat Postpartum Depression? It’s a disorder that impacts many women. Can marijuana treat postpartum depression? February 13, 2018 Burgess Powell Can marijuana treat Postpartum Depression? This sadness, anxiety and sleeplessness that can follow childbirth affect many new mothers. Traditionally, healthcare providers prescribe antidepressants and psychotherapy. However, many are questioning the efficacy and safety of these treatments. Many new parents are asking, can marijuana treat postpartum depression? And what are the benefits and potential risks of cannabis treatment? What is Postpartum Depression (PPD)? The symptoms of PPD include depression, irritability, inability to sleep and mood swings. Though it’s unclear what causes PPD, most attribute it to fluctuating hormone levels, especially estrogen and progesterone, and parental anxiety. Classified as a major depressive disorder, PPD affects a minimum of 15% of mothers according to a study in the US National Library of Medicine. In real life, this figure is a lot higher. Many mothers feel guilty about experiencing PPD and do not report their symptoms.... https://hightimes.com/women/marijuana-postpartum-depression/
  22. 1 point
    America Mourns Passing of Dennis Peron, Father of Medical Marijuana Bruce Barcott January 27, 2018 Numerous reports out of San Francisco are confirming the passing of Dennis Peron, 72, the legendary cannabis activist who kindled America’s medical marijuana revolution in the 1980s. Peron’s brother, Jeffrey Peron, posted this on his Facebook page earlier this afternoon: “Changed the world” is a phrase entirely befitting the life of Dennis Peron......... https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/america-mourns-passing-of-dennis-peron-father-of-medical-marijuana
  23. 1 point
    Georgia Seeks To Reduce Penalties For Marijuana By introducing two new bills, Georgia seeks to reduce penalties for marijuana. February 12, 2018 Chloé Harper Gold With two bills introduced in the state’s government, Georgia seeks to reduce penalties for marijuana possession. The capital city of Georgia, Atlanta, has already decriminalized possession. Are lawmakers trying to get the entire state on board? The Bills Before we talk about the two bills that were introduced in Georgia, let’s go over the current state of things. As of now, possessing more than one ounce of cannabis in Georgia is considered to be a felony. But within the city limits of Atlanta, the capital, marijuana is decriminalized up to one ounce. And Georgia, does, in fact, have a medical marijuana program. Last year, the state’s medical marijuana program was expanded to include more qualifying conditions to grant more people access to the life-saving plant..... https://hightimes.com/news/georgia-seeks-reduce-penalties-marijuana/
  24. 1 point
    New Jersey lawmaker apologizes for comparing marijuana to cocaine Feb 12, 2018 By The Associated Press TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey county lawmaker is apologizing, saying he was wrong to claim marijuana is more addictive than cocaine. Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry Little said Wednesday last week that marijuana was more addictive than cocaine..... https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/02/12/new-jersey-marijuana-cocaine/98788/
  25. 1 point
    How To Make A Weed-Infused Pre-Workout Protein Shake It’s easy to make, high in protein and best of all—it will get you ripped. Here’s how to make a weed-infused pre-workout protein shake. February 11, 2018 Tim Kohut Can a weed-infused pre-workout protein shake help make exercise even better? When it comes to pre-workout cannabis consumption, the jury is split. Some users claim it gives them acute mental focus and increases in strength, while others pan the use of the plant before any intense workout. If you consider yourself one of the former, then we have quite the treat for you. Any nutritionist or workout enthusiast will tell you that it’s never good to exercise on an empty stomach (other than fasted cardio). So if you’re looking to load up on something high protein, while also getting a buzz without the stimulants of traditional pre-workout supplements, you might want to consider a weed-infused pre-workout protein shake..... https://hightimes.com/recipes/make-weed-infused-pre-workout-protein-shake/
  26. 1 point
    Colorado is asking marijuana users why they drive high The state launched an online, anonymous survey that asks people about their marijuana and alcohol use Feb 9, 2018 By Noelle Phillips, The Denver Post As it continues to combat stoned driving in Colorado, the state transportation department is hoping to have an online conversation with the public about their opinions toward marijuana, alcohol and driving. The Colorado Department of Transportation has launched The Cannabis Conversation, an online, anonymous survey that asks people about their marijuana and alcohol use and how they feel about driving while using marijuana. The survey can be found at ColoradoCannabisConvo.com. ....... https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/02/09/colorado-marijuana-users-drive-high/98653/
  27. 1 point
    This New Marijuana Survey Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Public Sentiment The cannabis industry would be flourishing in the U.S. if public opinion ruled supreme. Sean Williams (TMFUltraLong) Feb 10, 2018 There's a good reason why the marijuana industry is known as the green rush -- it has growers, distributors, retailers, and most importantly, investors seeing plenty of green. According to a 2017 report from Marijuana Business Daily entitled "Marijuana Business Factbook 2017," legal U.S. pot sales are expected to grow by a whopping 45% in 2018, mainly on account of California opening its doors to recreational weed sales. As an aggregate, Marijuana Business Daily's report estimates a quadrupling in legal U.S. sales between 2016 and 2021, to about $17 billion. That pace of growth is hard for investors to overlook, which is a big reason why pot stocks have soared over the trailing year.... https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/02/10/this-new-marijuana-survey-tells-you-everything-you.aspx
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    Verdict Is Still Out on Whether CBD Oil Can Help With Diabetes — Here's Why February 9, 2018 by Caitlin Flynn Over the past two decades, medical cannabis has been legalized in 29 states and Washington DC. In the years since its legalization, cannabis and CBD oil (an extract that doesn't get you high) have been used to treat a variety of physical and mental illnesses including anxiety disorder, epilepsy, nausea, multiple sclerosis, and general pain relief. Researchers have explored the possibility that CBD oil could potentially be used to treat diabetes. Several studies have found that CBD oil can lower the incidence of diabetes in nonobese, diabetes-prone mice, but there hasn't been a great deal of research in this area, and no human trials have been conducted. Doctors are deeply divided on whether CBD oil should be used to treat diabetes. Some report overwhelmingly positive results in their patients, while others state that it could actually be a harmful treatment method. We spoke to experts on both sides of the debate. Here are the cases for and against using CBD oil to treat diabetes..... https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Can-CBD-Help-Diabetes-44443552
  30. 1 point
    Can Marijuana Be Used For Eating Disorder Recovery? Can marijuana be used for eating disorder recovery of all kinds or just for those that lack appetites? February 9, 2018 Callie Barrons Can marijuana be used for eating disorder recovery? People with other mental illnesses and disorders have had success with medical marijuana, so this theory isn’t too off base. The National Eating Disorder Association estimates 20 million women and 10 million men in the US suffer from an eating disorder in their lifetime. While there are many types of eating disorders, three common types are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. These mental illnesses cause dire health consequences and often require treatment for a long road to recovery. Can marijuana help? Endocannabinoid System & Appetite The human body comes equipped with an endocannabinoid system. This system exists in regions of the brain controlling food intake as well as reward and energy. Cannabinoid receptors make up this system. Specifically, CB1 cannabinoid receptors promote appetite and associate reward with food. If these CB1 receptors appear deficient, it causes the behaviors and traits noticed in eating disorders patients. To fix this, marijuana can help. But it is important to note that marijuana affects each person with an eating disorder differently..... https://hightimes.com/health/can-marijuana-be-used-for-eating-disorder-recovery/
  31. 1 point
    Weed Smokers Have Started The Crab Dab Challenge Will the crab dab challenge catch on with weed smokers? February 3, 2018 Ab Hanna There’s a new trend out there among weed smokers called the “crab dab challenge”. And it’s just as wild as it sounds. Over the last few years, people on social media have been filming strange stunts and calling them “challenges.” It started out mild with the ice bucket and cinnamon challenges. Now, kids are lighting themselves on fire with rubbing alcohol or dumping boiling water on unsuspecting victims for the ‘gram. The worst recent challenge would have to be the tide pod challenge. Biting into a capsule filled with toxic detergent is apparently cool to kids today. Weed smokers have started their own viral sensation called the “crab dab challenge.” Fortunately, this fad doesn’t involve harming oneself or others for temporary internet fame. However, the participants are mildly annoying crabs for a laugh....... https://hightimes.com/news/weed-smokers-have-started-the-crab-dab-challenge/
  32. 1 point
    More Banks Are Welcoming Marijuana Businesses, Federal Data Shows Jan 2, 2018 Tom Angell A steadily growing number of banks are willing to open accounts for marijuana businesses, according to new federal data. Even as a string of conflicting signals from the Trump administration surrounds the debate about legalization with uncertainty, the number of depository institutions that are actively banking the cannabis industry has increased roughly 18% since the beginning of 2017..... https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/2018/01/02/more-banks-welcome-marijuana-businesses-federal-data-shows/#4ca82d1d7a64
  33. 1 point
    In Compton, home of “The Chronic,” cannabis is no easy sell By Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times No Comments Posted on Feb 5, 2018 COMPTON, Calif. — Of the many cultural touchstones born on the streets of Compton, one of the most lasting is “The Chronic.” Dr. Dre’s classic 1992 album brought the nickname for high-grade cannabis into the mainstream, and, to the disdain of many Compton residents, cemented the city as the home of West Coast gangsta rap. It also gave marijuana one of its biggest pop culture endorsements since Bob Marley appeared on an album cover smoking a joint... http://www.thecannifornian.com/cannabis-news/southern-california/compton-home-chronic-cannabis-no-easy-sell/
  34. 1 point
    Is The Girl Scout Who Sold Cookies Outside A Dispensary In Trouble? The Girl Scouts are renowned for teaching girls leadership skills and critical decision making. But is the Girl Scout who sold cookies outside a dispensary in trouble? February 7, 2018 Mike Adams Is the Girl Scout who sold cookies outside a dispensary in trouble? The word on the street is a young scout who set up a cookie booth in front of the Urban Leaf dispensary in San Diego last week is catching some heat. The local Girl Scout troop is crying over spilt milk. The practice of setting up shop in front of dispensaries is common for Girl Scouts in some legal marijuana states. But it turns out the marketing scheme behind the latest cookie-peddling adventure may have broken some rules. The San Diego Girl Scout council is now investigating whether there is cause for disciplinary action, according to local reports. Girl Scouts Know Their Cookie Customers It was just last Friday that a Girl Scout made national headlines after selling over 300 boxes of cookies in front of the dispensary. The sales were conducted over a period of six hours...... https://hightimes.com/news/girl-scout-sold-cookies-outside-dispensary-trouble/
  35. 1 point
    Medical Cannabis Can Help You Heal From Hepatitis C But not in the way you think. Richard Faulk Feb 07, 2018 Although Hepatitis C can be treated effectively, and may even clear up on its own, there is evidence that cannabis can help heal the liver. But it’s vague. A 2005 review of the medical literature concluded that cannabinoids “appear to be involved in several aspects of acute and chronic liver disease.” Another review from that year was both more upbeat and less precise: Cannabis, it said, presents “an exciting interventional landscape.” Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver. Its symptoms are so mild that it is frequently undiagnosed—which is bad, because chronic Hepatitis C and lead to life-threatening conditions, such cirrhosis and liver cancer.... https://thefreshtoast.com/cannabis/medical-cannabis-can-help-you-heal-from-hepatitis-c/
  36. 1 point
    One month after Sessions marijuana memo, where do U.S. attorneys stand on legal weed? Feb 5, 2018, By Bruce Kennedy and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff It’s been a month since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Obama-era Department of Justice guidance on enforcement of federal law in states that legalized marijuana in some form. Sessions’ marijuana policy shift didn’t just inject uncertainty into the legal cannabis industry — it empowered the Justice Department’s U.S. attorneys to enforce — or ignore — federal marijuana laws. U.S. attorneys are the chief federal law enforcement officers within 93 districts throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. They’re nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate..... https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/02/05/sessions-marijuana-cole-memo-us-attorney/97703/
  37. 1 point

  38. 1 point
    Part 1, Cannabinoid Medicine Risks and Benefits Dr. Dustin Sulak February 2, 2018 What Are the Risks and Benefits of Treating Pediatric Seizures With Cannabinoid Medicine? Over the last four years, more than 100 families have consulted me about whether cannabis is the right medicine for their child who suffers from seizures. These families want to know the basics: the risks, the potential benefits, how it works, the current scientific literature, and how to get started. With this information, you too will be empowered to make the best decision for your child. What Are the Risks of a Cannabis Trial? While cannabis has amazing potential to successfully treat a myriad of conditions, including pediatric seizures, it is not without drawbacks. Parents should be prepared for the following potential downsides of cannabinoid treatment....... https://www.leafly.com/news/health/pediatric-seizure-cannabinoid-marijuana-treatment-risks-benefits
  39. 1 point

    Happy Groundhogs day. 

    Happy Groundhogs day.
  40. 1 point
    Here’s What a Gram of Cannabis Costs in Cities Around the World Bruce Barcott January 30, 2018 The world’s most expensive gram of cannabis can be yours for $32.66 on the illicit market in Tokyo. Want something legal and cheaper? Head to Quito, Ecuador, where the same weight of plant matter can be had for $1.34—and you can possess up to 10 grams without running afoul of the law. Those are the highs and lows according to a 2018 cannabis price index released Wednesday morning by Seedo, the German company that manufactures small-scale hydroponic grow devices. Seedo’s team of data experts selected 120 cities around the world—in countries where the plant ranges from highly illegal to adult-use legal—and surveyed street prices, store prices (where legal), and annual consumption totals..... https://www.leafly.com/news/industry/heres-what-a-gram-of-cannabis-costs-in-cities-around-the-world
  41. 1 point
    Medical Marijuana And Liver Disease: What Science Says Is Possible Your endocannabinoid system is key. Brea Mosley Jan 30, 2018 Liver disease occurs when the liver experiences a high amount of tissue scarring. This is typically a direct result of constant inflammation and the death of vital cells. This disease inflicts more than 400,000 people each year and is ranked among the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. However, for a disease with such an ugly outcome, a pretty solution may be in the near future. In 2005 researchers at the Hebrew University Medical School concluded that our body’s own internal cannabinoid system (the endocannabinoid system) has receptors that bind with cannabis’ most active ingredient, THC. This very system regulates not only the nervous system, but the immune system as well.... https://thefreshtoast.com/cannabis/medical-marijuana-and-liver-disease-what-science-says-is-possible/
  42. 1 point
    Arizona lawmakers want medical marijuana tested for pesticides, mold Jan 30, 2018, By Bob Christie, Associated Press PHOENIX — A Republican lawmaker has persuaded nearly the entire Legislature to sign on in support of his proposal to require medical marijuana to be tested for mold and agricultural chemicals. The proposal from Sen. Sonny Borrelli would appropriate $2 million from the state’s huge medical marijuana fund to do the testing. It also would lower the $150 annual fee that patients need to pay to get a medical marijuana card to $50 and $25 for a renewal...... https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/01/30/arizona-medical-marijuana-testing-pesticides/97818/
  43. 1 point
    I really hate posting these. If you plan on making RSO, please do it safety: well ventilated and don't use butane. Remember if it causes an explosion, besides having to heal (if you live), you may have deal with the guilt for anyone injured: family, friends, pets, etc., If your home was heavily damaged or destroyed, you can't live there. Then there is the law to consider, and they will charge you for arson, charges dealing with injuries/deaths. property damage, and MCS marijuana extract to name a few.
  44. 1 point
    Pharmaceutical Industry Brings Cannabis to FDA Posted by CN Staff on January 25, 2018 at 12:00:37 PT By Kate Sheridan Source: Newsweek Washington, D.C. -- A prescription medication made from marijuana might be approved by the Food and Drug Administration this summer. The advance could be a huge step forward for people with epilepsy, which this drug treats. And it would signal a new�some would say long-delayed�embrace of cannabis-based medications in the U.S. GW Pharmaceuticals, the company behind the drug, started the approval process with the FDA last year, and a study published this week offers more encouraging signs. The medication under investigation is made of cannabidiol, or CBD. In a study published Wednesday in The Lancet, researchers gave either a brand name form of CBD called Epidiolex or a placebo to more than 170 people with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a rare, severe and difficult-to-treat form of epilepsy. Adding CBD to other anti-seizure medications cut down on the number of seizures a person experienced each month by 41 percent. By contrast, the placebo reduced the number by about 14 percent..... http://cannabisnews.com/news/29/thread29235.shtml
  45. 1 point
    California Growers Association sues state, seeks 1-acre cannabis grow cap By Will Houston, The Cannifornian No Comments Posted on Jan 25, 2018 California’s largest cannabis farmer organization has filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s decision to not limit marijuana farmers to 1 acre. The California Growers Association’s civil litigation filed in the Sacramento County Superior Court this week claims the state’s cannabis laws clearly spell out the intention to limit the regulated pot market to small- and medium-sized farms — which the group claims are grows of 1 acre or smaller — until 2023....... http://www.thecannifornian.com/cannabis-news/california-news/court-challenge-seeks-block-vast-california-cannabis-farms/
  46. 1 point
    Alaska marijuana testing facilities to be audited after “significant deviation” in potency results Jan 24, 2018 By Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — A state laboratory is auditing two marijuana testing facilities in Alaska amid concerns with discrepancies in potency-testing results between the sites. Erika McConnell, director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, told the Marijuana Control Board on Wednesday that the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Environmental Health Laboratory is conducting the audits...... https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/01/24/alaska-marijuana-audit-potency/97503/
  47. 1 point
    Tennessee Republicans introduce CBD oil bill Jan 18, 2018 By The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation to make a limited form of medical marijuana legal in Tennessee: cannabidiol oil (CBD) products. Sen. Steve Dickerson of Nashville and Rep. Jeremy Faison of Cosby announced the bill’s filing Thursday amid wide support for medical marijuana in state polls...... http://www.thecannabist.co/2018/01/18/tennessee-cbd-cannabidiol-oil-legislation/97105/
  48. 1 point
    Local marijuana grower speaks out against pot tax January 19, 2018 Nikki Torres Josephine County, Ore. — A follow to a story NBC5 News brought you Thursday. Josephine County Commissioner Dan DeYoung, along with other local leaders, has proposed a multi-county initiative to change the way marijuana crops are taxed. The initiative involves all five southwest Oregon counties. It calls for recreational growers to be taxed on the square footage of their canopy. Medicinal growers would pay taxes based on the number of plants. The money would go directly back to the counties – and, in some cases, pay for services like law enforcement.... https://kobi5.com/news/local-marijuana-grower-speaks-pot-tax-69774/
  49. 1 point
    Lee & Khanna Sponsor House Version of the Marijuana Justice Act Bruce Barcott January 17, 2018 Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) today introduced the House version of the Marijuana Justice Act, the companion bill to Sen. Cory Booker’s legislation, S. 1689. The Marijuana Justice Act, which Booker introduced in the Senate last August, would end federal cannabis prohibition and help correct decades of injustice surrounding the discriminatory enforcement of marijuana criminalization laws in the United States. Booker’s bill would get the federal government out of the prohibition game by declaring that the Controlled Substances Act would no longer apply to cannabis. The bill would not declare marijuana legal in all 50 states. It would simply remove federal illegality and allow each state to regulate cannabis in its own way..... https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/lee-khanna-sponsor-house-version-of-the-marijuana-justice-act
  50. 1 point
    Purple Power

    Manny’s Mini MediGrow -

    If you can (check your city's codes) get some chickens. Some places will let you have hens and roosters (just have one or they'll kill each other), others just hens, or none. They are great for composting, eating bugs/spiders, and fertilizing. If you want to keep your lawn, I'd recommend you have them in a penned area. My current coop is made to move around. My hens ate my lawn in a few months. You can let them out in the yard, but keep an eye on them to make sure they don't do too much damage to the lawn. They will dig small holes while taking a dust bath. They will scratch the grass while hunting, but this is good for the lawn too (thatch- removed the dead grass). Plus when a hen eats something (fert) come out. Just keep in mind its very hot and may burn the lawn when fresh. If you have a dog, they can be trained to leave the hens alone. I've trained 2 adult dogs in a matter of a month or two. They were/are trained with the word, "leave it". That command can apply to anything you don't want your dog touching or eating. My first dog was 10 years old that would kill the wild birds (normally jumping up into a flock fling above) when he was trained. After he was trained, he loved his girls (hens). Every morning he'd smell each one and give her a kiss, he'd watched for birds of prey and defend if needed (he almost killed one- red-tail hawk- defending the hens), and every evening he'd make sure all of his girls made it safely to the coop. The hens could lay on, scratch threw his thick fur, or ride him like a horse. My current dog is about 3 years old. If you want some tips, just ask.