Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What is your favorite strand? Pick one these are my personal favorites

Phire Phrost- Newest Strand More info to come

Panama Red
Panama Red is perhaps the most famous of the classic marijuana strains, originally grown and mass-cultivated in the country of Panama. Known for it clay-like red color, this classic marijuana strain contained a fairly high THC content and strength, a rare trait for most marijuana of that time. It was known for its strong, intense psychedelic effects. A majority of its production came from the Pearl Islands, a dense, mostly unpopulated group of islands off the coast of Panama.

Immortalized in songs ranging from those of Jerry Garcia to Van Halen, the now-classic Panama Red strain of marijuana began to die off as the profits from manufacturing cocaine within the Latin-American country proved to be much higher. 

Acapulco Gold
Acapulco Gold is a true classic marijuana strain. Many would argue that Acapulco Gold is indeed the Godmother of nearly all current-day sativa strains. It is an extremely potent strain that hails from the rural areas surrounding Acapulco, Mexico. Similarly to Panama Red, it became an icon within 1960s and 70s pot culture. Unsimilar to Panama Red, less-powerful derivatives of this classic strain of marijuana are still cultivated in some remote areas of Mexico.

While harder to verify, many older marijuana enthusiasts still possess seeds of this classic strain from the “olden days,” and the strain’s heirloom plants are still used today in cross-breeding with other strains. 

Hindu Kush
The Kush set of strains, more particularly Hindu Kush, was first brought to the United States in the mid-1970s. Hindu Kush is a classic marijuana strain with origins that tie to Afghanistan and Northern India, with large scale production taking place during this time in the Hindu Kush valleys.

Quite a few strong indica Kush strains are still produced today, ranging from OG Kush to Purple Kush. Nowadays, most Kush strains are suited for indoor growth, a far cry from when original Kush seeds blanketed valley floors for many centuries prior. 
Northern Lights
Many young people will immediately recognize Northern Lights and believe it an exceptional strain that is only available to their generation, but it is undoubtedly a classic marijuana strain. While not quite as potent as the modern alternative, The ORIGINAL Northern Lights Strain(emphasis on original since the term is sold and thrown around easily) dates back to the 1970s state of Washington, and was one of the first successful indica/sativa hybrids ever commercially sold.

    Many of these classic marijuana strains not only serve as a necessary basis for most of the medical marijuana strains of today, but it is living proof that marijuana can be grown throughout the World. Just by detailing a few classic strains of marijuana, we’ve already highlighted four very different parts of the Globe! Marijuana is an amazing plant, and in conjunction with the classic marijuana strains of the past, greater heights will be reached in the future.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Isnt it Medically Positive

Marijuana seems to yield considerable medical benefits for many Americans with ailments ranging from glaucoma to cancer, but these benefits have not been accepted well enough, on a national level. Medical use of marijuana remains a serious national controversy.

In order to fight the argument that marijuana has no medical use, legalization advocates need to highlight the effects it has had on the lives of people who have used the drug for medical reasons.

To hear some advocates of marijuana legalization say it, the drug cures diseases while it promotes creativity, open-mindedness, moral progression, and a closer relationship with God and/or the cosmos. That sounds incredibly foolish, particularly when the public image of a marijuana user is, again, that of a loser who risks arrest and imprisonment so that he or she can artificially invoke an endorphin release.

A much better argument for marijuana legalization, from my vantage point, would go more like this: "It makes some people happy, and it doesn't seem to be any more dangerous than alcohol. Do we really want to go around putting people in prison and destroying their lives over this?"

How does Marijuana Effect US

How Does it Affect You?
A mild hallucinogen, marijuana has some of alcohol’s depressant and disinhibiting properties. User reaction, however, is heavily influenced by expectations and past experience, and many first-time users feel nothing at all.
Effects of smoking are generally felt within a few minutes and peak in 10 to 30 minutes. They include dry mouth and throat, increased heart rate, impaired coordination and balance, delayed reaction time, and diminished short-term memory. Moderate doses tend to induce a sense of well-being and a dreamy state of relaxation that encourages fantasies, renders some users highly suggestible, and distorts perception (making it dangerous to operate machinery, drive a car or boat, or ride a bicycle). Stronger doses prompt more intense and often disturbing reactions including paranoia and hallucinations.
Most of marijuana’s short-term effects wear off within two or three hours. The drug itself, however, tends to linger on. THC is a fat-soluble substance and will accumulate in fatty tissues in the liver, lungs, testes, and other organs. Two days after smoking marijuana, one-quarter of the THC content may still be retained. It will show up in urine tests three days after use, and traces may be picked up by sensitive blood tests two to four weeks later.

Know The Facts First

People always seem to question why Pot is considered an illegal substance, even thought it is a natural organism.

The so called "facts" that our government expresses about marijuana are many but are they actually negatively effecting us or the big company's.

Marijuana has been around for a long while. Its source, the hemp plant (cannabis sativa), was being cultivated for psychoactive properties more than 2,000 years ago.
Although cannabis contains at least 400 different chemicals, its main mind-altering ingredient is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol).The amount of THC in marijuana determines the drug’s strength, and THC levels are affected by a great many factors, including plant type, weather, soil, and time of harvest. Sophisticated cannabis cultivation of today produces high levels of THC and marijuana that is far more potent than pot of the past. THC content of marijuana, which averaged less than 1 percent in 1974, rose to an average 4 percent by 1994.