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  1. I am sharing, this is Sputnik 2.0 clone flowered out from a 7 week flower cutting reveg.. The gardener below me grew out and is sharing ...
  2. Actual Craigslist Ad,,,,, Diamond Ring - $1800 (Pocono) For sale I have a 1.5ct total weight engagement ring set in 14K white gold. The ring is in like new condition, only worn for a short period of time by Satan herself. Comes with the original box. Very pretty ring with a lower setting so the diamonds won't snag on everything. Diamonds along the sides and in the channel setting show off light from all sides. Originally purchased from Littman's for a sum of money far greater than I am comfortable admitting. Warning: ring may be cursed as it tends to leave a path of destruction behind it. Possible events associated with this ring include but are not limited to: damage sustained to house, vehicle, heart, downed powerlines, fallen trees, and swarms of locus. I would highly recommend taking action to counter the whirlwind of bad mojo that surround this piece of jewelry. Should consider having curse removed by voodoo priest or something before presenting to loved one. Other than that a very nice piece of jewelry. Looking to sell this soon before it brings any more bad luck into my life and I'd rather have cash. If not sold by Christmas I plan to throw it into the fires of Mordor. Location: Pocono it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests Posting ID: 4210925687 Posted: 12 days ago
  3. Vets, please review these two posts on obtaining a MMJ card at no cost that is honored in all med states: 2.11.2012 Medical Marijuana Cards Membership Program Membership with Vets Helping Vets is free to everyone. However, those who join Vets Helping Vets as dues paying member ($75 year) will receive two (2) plastic identification cards in which one (1) will be a Medical Marijuana Card - We use Paypal as our record system without knowing anyone's bank account or credit information which is safer for everyone as PayPal is an Ebay Company ! Veterans Medical Marijuana Identification Card becomes valid once the Home Office receives Form 2012-001 signed by a VA physician or other medical professional. How to Order a Medical Marijuana Card http://www.myveteran.org/2011/06/membership-cards.html 6.06.2011 Veterans and Medical Marijuana The Department of Veterans Affairs will formally allow patients treated at its hospitals and clinics to utilize Medical Marijuana Treatments in states where it is legal, a policy clarification that veterans have sought for several years. A Department Directive, expected to take effect next week, resolves the conflict in veterans facilities between federal law, which outlaws marijuana, and the 14 states and the District of Columbia that allow medicinal use of the drug, effectively deferring to the states. The policy will not permit department doctors to prescribe marijuana. But it will address the concern of many patients who use the drug that they could lose access to their prescription pain medication if caught. Under department rules, veterans can be denied pain medications if they are found to be using illegal drugs. Until now, the department had no written exception for medical marijuana. This has led many patients to distrust their doctors, veterans say. With doctors and patients pressing the veterans department for formal guidance, agency officials began drafting a policy last fall. “When states start legalizing marijuana we are put in a bit of a unique position because as a federal agency, we are beholden to federal law,” said Dr. Robert Jesse, the principal deputy under secretary for health in the veterans department. At the same time, Dr. Jesse said, “We didn’t want patients who were legally using marijuana to be administratively denied access to pain management programs.” The new, written policy applies only to veterans using medical marijuana in states where it is legal. Doctors may still modify a veteran’s treatment plan if the veteran is using marijuana, or decide not to prescribe pain medicine altogether if there is a risk of a drug interaction. But that decision will be made on a case-by-case basis, not as blanket policy, Dr. Jesse said. Though veterans of the Vietnam War were the first group to use marijuana widely for medical purposes, the population of veterans using it now spans generations, said Michael Krawitz, executive director of Veterans for Medical Marijuana Access, which worked with the department on formulating a policy. Veterans, some of whom have been at the forefront of the medical marijuana movement, praised the department’s decision. They say cannabis helps soothe physical and psychological pain and can alleviate the side effects of some treatments. “By creating a directive on medical marijuana, the V.A. ensures that throughout its vast hospital network, it will be well understood that legal medical marijuana use will not be the basis for the denial of services,” Mr. Krawitz said. Although the Obama administration has not embraced medical marijuana, last October, in a policy shift, the Justice Department announced that it would not prosecute people who used or distributed it in states where it was legal. Laura Sweeney, a spokeswoman for the Justice Department, would not comment spefically on the veterans department policy. “What we have said in the past, and what we have said for a while, is that we are going to focus our federal resources on large scale drug traffickers,” she said. “We are not going to focus on individual cancer patients or something of the like.” Many clinicians already prescribe pain medication to veterans who use medical marijuana, as there was no rule explicitly prohibiting them from doing so, despite the federal marijuana laws. Advocates of medical marijuana use say that in the past, the patchwork of veterans hospitals and clinics around the country were sometimes unclear how to deal with veterans who needed pain medications and were legally using medical marijuana. The department’s emphasis on keeping patients off illegal drugs and from abusing their medication “gave many practitioners the feeling that they are supposed to police marijuana out of the system,” Mr. Krawitz said. “Many medical-marijuana-using veterans have just abandoned the V.A. hospital system completely for this reason,” he said, “and others that stay in the system feel that they are not able to trust that their doctor will be working in their best interests.” In rare cases, veterans have been told that they need to stop using marijuana, even if it is legal, or risk losing their prescription medicine, Mr. Krawitz said. David Fox, 58, an Army veteran from Pompey’s Pillar, Mont., uses medical marijuana legally to help quiet the pain he experiences from neuropathy, a nerve disorder. But he said he was told this year by a doctor at a veterans’ clinic in Billings that if he did not stop using marijuana, he would no longer get the pain medication he was also prescribed. A letter written to Mr. Fox in April from Robin Korogi, the director of the veterans health care system in Montana, explained that the department did not want to prescribe pain medicine in combination with marijuana because there was no evidence that marijuana worked for noncancer patients and because the combination was unsafe. “In those states where medical marijuana is legal, the patient will need to make a choice as to which medication they choose to use for their chronic pain,” Ms. Korogi wrote. “However, it is not medically appropriate to expect that a V.A. physician will prescribe narcotics while the patient is taking marijuana.” Mr. Fox was shocked by the decision, he said. “I felt literally abandoned,” he said. “I still needed my pain meds. I thought they were supposed to treat you. It was devastating for me.” Mr. Fox, who said that at one point he was weaning himself off his pain medication for fear of running out, has held one-man protests in front of the clinic, carrying signs that read “Abandoned by V.A., Refused Treatment.” Veterans officials would not comment on specific cases, citing medical privacy laws. This month, Dr. Robert A. Petzel, the under secretary for health for the veterans department, sent a letter to Mr. Krawitz laying out the department’s policy. If a veteran obtains and uses medical marijuana in accordance with state law, Dr. Petzel wrote, he should not be precluded from receiving opioids for pain management at a veterans facility. Dr. Petzel also said that pain management agreements between clinicians and patients, which are used as guidelines for courses of treatment, “should draw a clear distinction between the use of illegal drugs, and legal medical marijuana.” Dr. Jesse, the veterans department official, said that formalizing rules on medical marijuana would eliminate any future confusion and keep patients from being squeezed between state and federal law. Steve Fox, director of government relations for the Marijuana Policy Project, which favors the legal regulation of the drug, called the decision historic. “We now have a branch of the federal government accepting marijuana as a legal medicine,” he said. But Mr. Fox said he wished the policy had been extended to veterans who lived in states where medical marijuana was not legal. He said it was critical that the veterans department make its guidelines clear to patients and medical staff members, something officials said they planned on doing in coming weeks. Said Dr. Jesse, “The whole goal of issuing a national policy is to make sure we have uniformity across the system.” Veterans and Medical Marijuana http://www.myveteran.org/2011/05/veterans-and-medical-marijuana.html Thank you PsychicBear for bringing this to my attention to share, you rock bro!
  4. from Medical News Today Chemicals in marijuana 'protect nervous system' against MSChemical compounds found in marijuana can help treat multiple sclerosis-like diseases in mice by preventing inflammation in the brain and spinal cord, according to a study reported in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. "Inflammation is part of the body's natural immune response, but in cases like MS, it gets out of hand," says Dr. Ewa Kozela of Tel Aviv University, Israel. "Our study looks at how compounds isolated from marijuana can be used to regulate inflammation to protect the nervous system and its functions." Dr. Kozela and colleagues set out to see if the known anti-inflammatory properties of two substances found in marijuana - the cannabinoids known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) - could also be applied to the treatment of inflammation associated with MS. With either THC or CBD, the researchers treated immune cells that specifically target and harm the brain and spinal cord. In response to both chemicals, the immune cells, isolated from paralyzed mice, produced fewer inflammatory molecules, particularly interleukin 17 (IL-17). Interleukin 17 "is strongly associated with MS and very harmful to nerve cells and their insulating covers," the researchers say. They conclude: "The presence of CBD or THC restrains the immune cells from triggering the production of inflammatory molecules, and limits the molecules' ability to reach and damage the brain and spinal cord." For the rest of this most revealing news and study,,, http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/267161.php
  5. Gotta be period music from back in the day,,, anything over 1978 will not count!
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    Late Flower Cloning

    I hear a lot of folks talking about the "need" to take clones in veg state,,, in a perfect situation, that is cool~! But lets say you are over at a friends, their prize girl is WAY past flower set, full apical tip pistils,,, flower city! Give me the cut, they may whorl, get their freak on for a bit but they root just as fast as any other cutting imho,,,, 6 days.....perlite, indole 3 butylric acid....
  7. Having been away from the education system for a few decades, many of the things learned in chemistry, biology and math have become rather foggy. In taking an online course from OSU in BioChemistry, I found a great need to refresh the gray matter, I covered quite a few of these trying to get back to mental speed lately. The series is fast paced, around 11 minutes per subject and covers a lot of ground. Here is a nice example explaining the mysteries of pH,,, why it is important in the life of all things, and just what the heck a proton has to do with it,,, much more than litmus paper or a meter reading,,,,
  8. I know everyone sees the latest and greatest, but for the organic grower, ole Vic High had a really good grow mix,,, I was reminded of this recipe today by Anothertime, so I looked it up and here ya go,,, Thanks Pard! Super Soil Mix 1 Bale sunshine mix #2 or promix 2 L Bone Meal - phosphorus source 1L Blood Meal - nitrogen source 1 1/3 cups Epsom salts - magnesium source 3-4 cups dolmite lime -calcium source & pH buffering 1 tsp fritted trace elements 1/2 - 1 bag chicken manure (steer, mushroom, etc) - nitrogen & trace elements - Mix thoroughly, moisten, and let sit 1-2 weeks before use. Revised recipe - after several failures due to bad manure sources, I now use the following recipe. Results have been excellent and the clones seem to take off right away instead of having a slow growing settling in period. 1 Bale sunshine mix #2 or promix (3.8 cu ft) 8 cups Bone Meal - phosphorus source 4 cups Blood Meal - nitrogen source 1 1/3 cups Epsom salts - magnesium source 3-4 cups dolmite lime -calcium source & pH buffering 1 tsp fritted trace elements 4 cups kelp meal. 9kg (25 lbs) bag pure worm castings - Mix thoroughly, moisten, and let sit 1-2 weeks before use. Original recipe - as it was given to me Substitutions Blood & Bone Meal - when trying to cut costs - The original recipe was a success, but I simply needed to experiment. In addition, sometimes not all ingredients were always available. Therefore, here are some possible additions and/or substitutions. Descriptions to follow Kelp Meal - contains over 62 trace minerals. Good supplement for manure or for reducing the manure content to speed up availability of soil. Worm castings - excellent source of micro nutrients Bat guano - excellent for top dressing a week into flowering Seabird guano Bugs Personally, I prefer to simply introduce fungus gnat predators (Hypoaspis miles). Once established, they not only control fungus gnats, but also thrips and mites. When there is no insect food available, they survive on dead plant material, so remain even after pests are gone to prevent future infestations. Actually, since they have been introduced, I've had no pest problems in over a year and I don't filter my intake. I got mine from Westgro (1-800-663-2552) and they have sales offices in Delta, Victoria, and Kelowna. Update: they did nothing to prevent a mite infestation in summer of '89 and were destroyed in the mite war. They will be re-introduced after mite war is finally over. On a couple of occasions, I've ended up with fungus gnats with this soil mix. They are more of an irritation than anything but may harm weak or young plants. Some have said that putting a layer of sand on top of the soil in the pots stops the gnats from reproducing. Others can get rid of them by doing a soil drench with diazinon or malathion. Recycling Soil I grow strictly organic and I've always reused my soil. I don't sterilize the soil between plantings as my soil is full of microbes and predatory bugs that keep the bad bugs under control. After each crop, I chop up the soil and root balls with the leaves, stalks, etc and let compost for about 3 months. I then mix it up and add about 2 - 3 cups of lime for every 50 gallons composted soil. I also add about 1/2 cup epsom salts, 2 liters bone meal, 1 liter blood meal, 1 liter kelp meal, 1 tsp trace elements, and enough perlite to regain the porosity of the original soil. I used to add a bag of manure, but I was getting fertilizer burn and so have stopped now. As I've been fine tuning this, the plants just keep getting healthier and I haven't had any real pest problems for quite a while. I know this is a controversial approach and maybe even risky, but it allows me to keep my garden pretty much self contained. I don't attract attention by buying bales of soil every 3 - 4 months year around, or in the disposal of leaves and soil after each crop. It's definitely not for those who want sterile crops and those that use pesticides and chemical ferts. I believe in working with nature, not against it. Update: After several generations, a nutrient imbalance developed which was only solved by leaching the soil thoroughly. My hunch is that one of the micro nutrients was building to toxic levels. I guess farmers don't get this problem because they have the winter rains to leach excess nutrients from their fields. Used soil - Reusing soil has a few downsides such as it makes it easier for diseases, viruses, and pathogens from entering your garden. Also peat based soils break down and become acidic. If you fertilize with chemicals you'll end up with salt buildups that will slow growth. Unless you like to take chances, have a good eye, and a good horticultural understanding, you may be better off with staying with fresh new soils. That said;
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    Blue Dream ~ Lush "Luminator X2" test

    Very nice run Karr, ima really liking the performance of the Lush in your grow,, nice run, thanks for letting me know! Rock on!
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    Easiest cloning,,,

    Couple cups, fill a bit with tap water, (mine is spring water, 6.5 pH, 60 ppm) stick in the cuts... Walk away for a few weeks,,,, these were sittin in a corner, not much light, no additives, no foliar spray, nothing,,, Ready to plant,,,,,
  11. Colorado One Year Later: Thousands Not Arrested for Marijuana, Millions of Dollars SavedDecember 10, 2013 - By Art Way One year ago, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order ratifying the overwhelming victory Amendment 64, the nation’s first statewide vote to end marijuana prohibition. At that moment the personal use, possession and home-cultivation of small amounts of marijuana became legal in the Centennial State for adults 21 years of age and older. The headlines over the last year have understandably focused on the implementation of Amendment 64’s unprecedented framework to regulate and tax sales of marijuana to adults. After all, Amendment 64 doesn’t simply remove criminal penalties; it creates the world’s first legal market for marijuana, licensing cultivation, processing and retail outlets. Reducing criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana does not alone address the inherent harms of prohibition – the enormous unregulated market, the unequal application of the laws, especially for people of color, and unregulated products of unknown potency and quality. Moreover, creating a state-based market for legal marijuana sales raised the prospect of a direct conflict with federal prohibition. That issue however was basically settled when the Department of Justice issued guidelines in August that gave Colorado a cautious green light to proceed without imminent threat of interference by the feds. In the midst of all the attention-grabbing focus on regulation and new tax revenue, we shouldn’t forget that Amendment 64 removed criminal penalties and increased personal freedom for Coloradans. A year ago the regime of marijuana prohibition in Colorado was forever changed. Law enforcement and judicial culture and policies adapted to the will of the people. for more from DrugPpolicy.org http://www.drugpolicy.org/blog/colorado-one-year-later-thousands-not-arrested-marijuana-millions-dollars-saved
  12. Ah,,,, the glorious tedium of harvesting your girls... scissors flying, scissor hash in the making, manicured buds and trim for medibles making it all worth while,,, And then the trimming is over and your hands are just black with stickiness... How to get it off,,,,Roll into little balls for finger hash,,, always a treat but there is still the sticky ! Yesterday after harvest, the wife and I both had a case of stickyfinger of the worst kind I have always used Isopropyl Alcohol on a rag and wiped off, rinse off, follow by soap and water, repeat and then just had a little sticky left The wife decided to see what other things around the house helped get the sticky gone,,, We tried veggie and olive oii,,, a mess! Coconut oil.... works decent but that stuff is pricey! Vinegar.. repeated sprays does the job but ya smell like a pickle! And then,,,, the winner Are you ready for what takes the sticky right away with no petroleum solvent? PEANUT BUTTER! Take a little off a teaspoon and rub your hands well,,,,, rinse and follow with hand soap and water and the sticky was gone! I was amazed at how quicky it removes the stickiness of the girls! Give it a try, Peace!
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    Uses for 5 Gallon Buckets

    Came upon this website,, lots of uses around the house for our mighty growing buddy, the 5 gallon bucket,,,, Here is a taste,,,, Neat stuff! http://fivegallonideas.com/
  14. Colorado made $3.5 million in pot tax in first month DENVER—The first tax figures for the first state in the nation to legalize retail marijuana shows the drug brought in $3.5 million in taxes and fees in January. Of that, $2.1 million came from recreational marijuana and the remaining $1.4 million from medical marijuana. The figures from the state Department of Revenue also give a preliminary idea of the size of the marijuana trade in the state, showing $14 million worth of marijuana was sold in the first month of legal sales. Medical marijuana still outsold recreational pot by more than two to one, netting $31 million in sales that month. The report provides the first concrete proof of what pro-marijuana advocates had promised, that growing and selling the drug locally would generate economic activity here rather than sending drug money out-of-state, and that the drug could provide a windfall to the state government. "It's like the end of alcohol prohibition. We don't go to the alley to buy a six pack anymore. We go to stores. And that is what's happening with marijuana," said Brian Vicente, who helped legalize pot in Colorado. "This is revenue directly out of the hands of cartels. These tax numbers will probably grow over time, but since it's a new market, we'll have to wait and see." January's numbers are skewed by two factors: a small number of stores that were licensed and ready to do business in the first month of sales, and an initial surge of customers wanting to be among the first customers in the historic legal sales. for more http://www.9news.com/story/news/local/2014/03/10/first-month-of-marijuana-taxes/6257687/
  15. Test Log BBG x PlB Kak Genetics Test run of kak's cross of original Bubblegum mother and Plushberry TGA father. Selected (4) striped beans and put them into the pool at 8:00 AM EST 2/2/12 15 days from pool 2/17/12 ( all about this size ) Day 37 from dunk 3/14/12 Pheno 1 Pheno 2 Pheno 3 Pheno 4
  16. Sorry I did not see this post llynn,,,, The smoke report would pretty be what I wrote on the 15th post above I never sat down and did the total reporting after cure,,, smoked heck out of it though! She grew easy, finished in some cases in 35 days from flip,, super fast and potent, pretty plants! I grow a lot of F-1's when I am active and with my home situation,, any mothers tend to ,,, go away? I held Hot Damn for a few years and C3PO in cuts. but generally the gear I have is good enough, my eye for pheno selection keeps things in the jars interesting Buush for most is or was overpowering, my tolerance to smoked, oils, hash is pretty high, what I toke in the am for my joint pain might send a lot back to bed Ask Kak ,,,, ROFL
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    Thanks Dear Friends

    Hello my dear friend! Fantastic~~! ,, but the Grape Skunk crosses were made by JM420
  18. This is a WTF if I ever saw one,,, Source: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/04/4785072/apnewsbreak-mass-judge-oks-sex.html BOSTON -- A federal judge on Tuesday ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder. U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled in the case of Michelle Kosilek, who was born as a man but has received hormone treatments and lives as a woman in an all-male prison. Robert Kosilek was convicted of murder in the killing of his wife in 1990. Wolf is believed to be the first federal judge to order prison officials to provide the surgery for a transgender inmate. Kosilek first sued the Massachusetts Department of Correction 12 years ago. Two years later, Wolf ruled that Kosilek was entitled to treatment for gender-identity disorder, but stopped short of ordering surgery. Kosilek sued again in 2005, arguing that the surgery is a medical necessity. In his ruling Tuesday, Wolf found that surgery is the "only adequate treatment" for Kosilek's "serious medical need." "The court finds that there is no less intrusive means to correct the prolonged violation of Kosilek's Eighth Amendment right to adequate medical care," Wolf wrote in his 126-page ruling. Prison officials have repeatedly cited security risks in the case, saying that allowing her to have the surgery would make her a target for sexual assaults by other inmates. But Wolf found that the DOC's security concerns are "either pretextual or can be dealt with by the DOC." He said it is up to prison officials to decide how and where to house Kosilek after the surgery. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/04/4785072/apnewsbreak-mass-judge-oks-sex.html#storylink=cpy
  19. "It is acknowledged that significant research needs to be conducted to reproduce these results and that in vitro studies cannot always be reproduced in clinical trials and the human physiological microenvironment. However, the numerous research studies and this particular clinical case are powerful enough to warrant implementing clinical trials to determine dose ranges, cannabinoid profiles and ratios, the methods of administration that produce the most efficacious therapeutic responses and the reproducibility of the results. It is tempting to speculate that, with integration of this care in a setting of full medical and laboratory support, a better outcome may indeed be achieved in the future." Schedule I narcotic with no medicinal value, our neighbor Canada does not think so,,,Hey Barry and Congress stop this damn prohibition!
  20. Time to start some beans,,,, so into the pool Punta Roja x Plushberry F-1 Test Run Punta Roja - "Red Points" is a land race otherwise known as "Columbian Red". The mother plant came from 3 beans I got from a departed South American friend before he passed. They were collected in Northern Columbia. I gave the beans to Kak to see if we could get a breeder. Out of the three he got one female, she was beautiful but a long runner! So first mating was done using a Plushberry male, he brings a lot to the table including some late flower nanners as a possibility and was destroyed. But ole kak made these, and now has hit her with pollen from an Afghanin LR. but ima gonna run the earlier ones, just to see.... hehe Clyde brought some great things to the table, his offspring have been well received from all who have grown them out. So... here we go,,,,
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    Damn Blues

    Grow Log Hot Dam x Blueberry made by Pete Inception and background Recently during my recent grow out of our Hot Dam, a clone only cutting carried by my twin brother and myself only, I had the opportunity to procure a branch of DJ Short's Blueberry in male attire. I used selective pollination and made seed from three mid branch sections of Hot Dam and two phenos of Banana Gum. I did the Banana Gum first and hit the HD last and ended with 195 seeds of which 32 were this F-1 from Hot Dam. So I sent four of them into the pool, into the baggie in a paper towel and just found them nicely tailed after 24 hours in the plastic.. We are prolly going to work this back into momma and make something toe curling so this post is starting a long process, we do not believe in replicating F-1's making so called poly-hybrids and just might have to cube this mating. Let the fun begin! And they are off,,,,,,,
  22. Gracias for the kudos amigo mio! Log Update Punta Roja x Plushberry F-1 by KaK 16 days from flip Had to pull the flower girls out to change my light rail motor so took a couple freestanding shots of the pair #2 #3
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    Damn Blues

    hehe.... got legs? Log Update Damn Blues F-2 Had my light mover motor go out this mornin, so hadda pull all the girls out and decided to take shots of em free and clear,,, prolly won't be able to pull em out when they start seriously filling out. #2 #3 This girl is still in veg state, ima hoping for a male from my next group of 4 beans that fits the bill, #3 is HD dom by a long shot and would be a fitting candidate to make F-3 #4 #5