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Marijuana Industry Creating Opportunities

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Seems like the pot boom that took the nation by storm is actually doing more good than harm. So far the state of Colorado has collected $2 million in taxes for the month of January. As you know, Colorado was the first state in the US to legalize the commercial sale of cannabis in 2012.

In  the  first of January this year, retails stores opened for business and they were able to file tax returns in for $14 million. Of course, these figures only represent taxes collected on recreational marijuana if medical marijuana is included, the figure rises to $3.5 million.

Ironically, the money raised from the industry has been earmarked for youth drug prevention, substance abuse treatment and public health. But it doesn’t stop here. In New York, two friends are making a killing with their marijuana delivery business. Though what they do is illegal, “Abe” and “Brian” still hold that they are morally sound people.

According to the pair, they try to do right by people.

“Even though what we do is illegal, we’re both morally sound people,” Abe said in a recent interview,

“We try to do right by people. That’s what I always tell my mom, anyway.”

Abe and Brian run Secret Fleet and though their company is relatively new, they are building a large clientele rapidly. The pair attest to Just to having made 55 deliveries in one nigh. This translates to approximately $1100 with each delivery they make earning them $20.

You might be wondering how the pair run an illegal business. Brian the other half of the company puts everything in perspective:

“I tell my family I’m just a regular bike courier trying to make it as an actor,” this former pharmaceutical researcher says.

“I don’t like having to hide what I do. But my family is made up of very traditional, conservative people. And I don’t know how they’d react to it.” Abe’s mom on the other hand knows what he does and fears for his son.

By now you should have an idea of where I am going with this post. The marijuana industry is proving to be very lucrative and the nation can generate a lot of funds from the industry if they approach the whole matter objectively. From these two stories do you think marijuana should be legalized?

We would like to hear your thoughts on this. Feel free to comment below.

 

 

 

News Presenter Gets Fired For Vaping Marijuana Live

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A Denver event planner was fired after she vaporized marijuana on live television was she presented a story on the recent marijuana “pot rush”.  According to the Denver Post, Amy Dannemiller was fired from her job at CNBC after her bosses saw her vaping marijuana on a news night segment.

If you thought that was all, think again. Dannemiller actually launched a business last month where she hosts cannabis theme dinner parties. Talk about cashing in on the windfall. The truth is, its pretty hard to differentiate between the real vapers and the fakers out there trying to becoming overnight celebrities.

Now, this does not mean Ms. Dannemiller falls in the former, group, however, it does reveal the lengths at which people are willing to go to prove a point. In her words, this is what she said:

“I’m just trying to change the mind-set and definition of what cannabis consumption looks like. I’m actually shocked that so many people think the fact that I consume marijuana is so shocking. So I think it is important to say, ‘I use marijuana, and that’s OK.’ ” 

Looking back, it’s easy to see that pot use isn’t OK with everybody, even though four major polls the past year have documented America’s first-ever shift toward favoring legal marijuana.

However, the story gets more interesting.. When asked during a recent interview if she had any regrets about her actions, this is what she said:

“It’s just something I knew I had to do,”

“There are so many images in all of this media — people taking bong rips and pipe hits and passing joints — and if I’m trying to say that this should be normalized but didn’t want myself on camera, I would be hypocritical.”

Today I want to flip the script a bit and ask for your honest opinion. Do you think Amt Dannemiller’s actions were right irregardless of whether it was late night television or not and do you think states should enforce laws that take care of citizens who are not for the legalization?

Feel free to share what you think about this. Your views are always welcome.

 

Support To Legalize Marijuana Increases

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A Quinnipiac poll done Monday on New York residents, revealed that more than 50% of illegible voters favored legalization of recreational marijuana in small amounts compared to 39% who were against it.

“Medical marijuana is a no-brainer for New York state voters, and they also would follow Colorado in legalizing marijuana for fun,” Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute said.

This information comes just days after treasury issued new guidance for medical marijuana legalization. What’s interesting is the fact that in similar polls conducted across the nation, massive support for the decriminalization of this is evident. In Minnesota, 51% of those polled were in favor of marijuana being used for medical purposes while 63% per cent were against the move to legalize it for recreational use.

Of course, the Minnesota Sheriff department think otherwise.

“Making it legalized, it’s just going to be that much more out there and that much more we as law enforcement are going to be working on,” Bill Bergquist sheriff of Clay County  said.

As the numbers of those in favor of the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana increase, I ask, do you think America should come to terms with the inevitable and accept the legalization process? Thinking about your future and that of your children, would you want them to grow up in a culture where smoking and vaporizing marijuana is a normal thing.

The truth is, until we begin to look at the whole marijuana debate objectively, the more the misconceptions about this herb and its benefits will prevail. Of course, here at Marijuana Vaporizers, we will continue to update you on the latest marijuana news and reviews on the best vaporizing products to help you make better informed buying and health decisions.

Think about the questions I asked above and feel free to share your true views on this issue. Stay tuned for more hot vaporizer reviews and news .

 

How Does Marijuana Affect The Brain?

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Since the recreational use of marijuana became legal in the state of Colorado, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is “How does marijuana affect the brain?“.

To begin, it is important to understand how the brain processes THC.  Typically, after inhaling cannabis smoke or vapor, the chemical properties in the smoke/vapor are dispersed throughout your body.

THC the psychoactive element in the vapor/smoke will immediately reach your brain and begin to work. This explains why a simple puff can get you high. Most users describe this commencing feeling as relaxing and mellow which produces a feeling of obscurity and light headedness. Afterwards, feelings of paranoia and panic might be felt by the user. The interaction of THC and your brain is the major cause of these feelings.

Now that you know how your brain processes THC, you need to know which parts of your brain are affected by THC to have a clear understanding of its effects. The major things to know are:

  • Neurons-the cells that process information in the brain
  • The path on which these cells communicate is the neurotransmitters
  • Alien chemicals like THC can block actions of the neurotransmitters

Your brain’s functions depend on the effective interplay of the neurotransmitters whose major job it is to carry information between the cells.

THC or tetrahydrocannabinol will combine with the brain proteins referred to as the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. These proteins exist in large volumes in key areas of the brain where learning, pain perception, memory and reward processing occur.

So how will marijuana affect these areas of your brain? The truth is, you will need an experts opinion on this, however, what I can tell you is this, excessive use of cannabis during adolescents can generate lasting processes in your brain function especially in people who are at a greater risk of getting mental disorders.

Science has now proven that the continual use of cannabis especially during teen years can increase the risk of psychosis, decrease adulthood IQ amongst other problems.

Though it will take some time for marijuana to be accepted as an alternative treatment to chronic conditions, a lot is being done to educate the public on the positive aspect of this herb.

If you have any opinions or questions on how marijuana affects the brain, feel free to put them in the comments below and I will get back to you.

 

 

Obama On Marijuana Use

Obama On Marijuana Use

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President Obama has finally been dragged into the marijuana debate. In an interview with the New Yorker Magazine, Obama not only confirmed his use of marijuana as a kid, but he also made a rather startling remark.

According to the president marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol. He could not have said it better.

“As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol,” the president said.

President Obama however made it clear that smoking marijuana is not something he encourages.

“Smoking marijuana is not something I encourage, and I’ve told my daughters I think it’s a bad idea, a waste of time, not very healthy,”  Obama said.

If you have been reading my posts these past couple of days, you will notice that we have taken a slightly different approach with our content.

Not only are we focusing on vaporizers and everything related to it, we have also been taking the time to demystify some of the common myths surrounding cannabis, hemp, CBD and THC.

So why do I say Obama is right in his comparison of alcohol and marijuana? As you know by now, there is a lot more to Cannabis than just the blissful high feeling you get. Cannabis actually has healing properties and is used to treat chronic illnesses and conditions. I actually did a post on CBD as a cure for seizures and other illnesses.

So will the president’s remarks determine how quickly the medical and recreational use marijuana laws get passed in other states still debating the issue? I don’t see how. However, it does give an idea on the kind of If the president does give an idea of how open this subject has become.

Of course, a lot of opponents of this law did not like what the president had to say. Many question whether the new laws will raise concerns about public health and whether the easy availability of this drug would leas to more under age use and increase in the levels of crime.

 

Lets get Vaporated!

Vaporizing is slowly becoming a very popular way to enjoy cannabis. As states are legalizing marijuana companies are constantly coming up with new ways to vaporize. The most recent craze is the new snoop dog edition vaporizer pen. This vapor pen has been seen at numerous locations in the hands of Snoop Lion himself. He claims that this is just the beginning of the line and more to come. It will be interesting to see where he takes this new pen vaporizer.

Why Vaporize?

Vaporizing is a healthy alternative to smoking cannabis because it allows you to avoid the smoke inhalation and enjoy the THC in cannabis. Smoke is not good for you, whether you are having a cigarette or Marijuana. To avoid inhaling harmful chemicals try vaporizing! Start with a vaporizer that is not expensive but has good reviews! The average price ranges from $20.00 -$100.00. A great place to start your research is just a click away. Visit our best vaporizers section for detailed information about current vaporizers. Choose a pen vaporizer verse a desktop vaporizer may be a choice you need to make depending on your lifestyle, wink wink:)

When researching the term Vaporizer you will find that Wikipedia defines it as a form of extracting ingredients for inhalation. This doesn’t have to be used just for Cannabis. The point is it is the safer alternative so imagine inhaling tobacco plants for the ingredients verse smoking it or burning it.

As we get through this year we are slowly seeing a transition in America. Over 58% of America currently support the idea of legalizing Marijuana. States like Colorado have approved recreational use starting as soon as January 2014. This means that the trend is setting but just because its being proven Cannabis is not harmful doesn’t mean smoking it isn’t harmful.

SO, the next time you roll a Cannabis Joint remember what you are about to light up, FUMES. Put it away and pull out a vaporizer, save your lungs! Enjoy the THC not the chemicals. As we progress through the next few months we intend on releasing videos to show you how to vaporize, why vaporizing is a better alternative to smoking, what kind of vaporizers to use and much more good information. Stay tuned as we are going to keep posting good information to keep you updated on the vaporizing trend.

Smoking Marijuana Effects on Lungs

We know them as grass, weed, or pot. Made from a hemp plant known as Cannabis sativa that originates from India, marijuana is one of the drugs used illegally in the States. Marijuana smoking is common in any age (even celebrities smoked it) and can affect negatively to your health, especially to your lungs. Read more to find out.

Usually marijuana is smoked in a pipe, as a cigarette, or in blunts (where the smokers mixed tobacco with marijuana to smoke). When smoking in blunts, the active ingredient contain in marijuana mixed with nicotine and other carcinogenic substances. Continue reading “Smoking Marijuana Effects on Lungs” »