Yesterday, May 11 marked the 19th death anniversary of internationally known legendary reggae singer Bob Marley. He passed away due to cancer on May 11, 1981. May his soul rest in peace. Apart from making good music, he was an advocate of marijuana and spoke at great lengths to help legalize marijuana in the western hemisphere. Below is an excerpt from an interview ….
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A pioneering — but much delayed — cannabis-based medicine for multiple sclerosis is now on track to win regulatory approval in Britain and Spain in the second quarter of 2010, its maker said on Thursday. GW Pharmaceuticals said regulators in both countries had concluded there were no major quality, safety or efficacy issues remaining to be resolved. Talks are now focused on points of clarification related to the patient information leaflet.
Clinical trials have shown GW’s drug Sativex reduces spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients who do not respond adequately to existing therapies. It became the world’s first cannabis medicine to win regulatory approval when it was approved in Canada in 2005. GW had originally hoped to win approval in 2003 for its drug — which is extracted from marijuana plants grown at secret locations in the English countryside — but the medicine has been hit by a string of regulatory delays in Europe.
Further clinical trials need to be completed before the medicine is ready for submission for approval in the United States, where GW’s partner is Otsuka of Japan.
So everyone thinks that British Columbia on the west coast is drug capital of Canada cause of the amount of marijuana they produce each year but that my fellow readers is the greatest misconception. It is in fact British Columbia’s neighbor Alberta that is the drug capital of the world. Alberta has been in the news lately due to the violence that’s been escalating slowly in the province that’s directly related to drug trade.
Drug trafficking is dangerous anywhere but in Alberta, Canada’s most prosperous province, it has become increasingly more perilous. In Alberta, the drug business is worth over $5 billion annually and is controlled by well-established gangs such as Hells Angels, native gangs and Asian triads. $5 billion!!!!!!!! That’s the annual GDP of some countries alone. Apparently the Somalis, made famous by the pirates an the singer k’naan are entering the lucrative drug trade an which has triggered a fierce turf war that’s resulted in 29 Somalis being shot to death execution style in Alberta.
Police there say that it’s just the tip of the iceberg as more an more people enter the drug trade with it’s lure of easy money. According to some estimates, a drug dealer peddling ecstacy pills can rake in almost $10,000 on a good night but the perils are also high as more an more dealers are finding themselves fending for their lifes an just struggling to stay alive on a nightly basis.
While browsing the newspaper I came upon this article on the perils of this new type of drug called K2. Apparently teens are getting high on this emerging drug also called “fake weed,” which is basically a concoction of K2 and “spice” that is also causing hallucinations, vomiting, agitation and other dangerous effects. What is K2 you might ask?? K2 has been sold since 2006 as incense or potpourri for about $30 to $40 per three gram bag – comparable in cost to marijuana.
In the last month, Dr. Anthony Scalzo, a professor of toxicology at Saint Louis University, has seen nearly 30 cases of teenagers experiencing these adverse effects after smoking the fake weed, a legal substance that reportedly offers a marijuana-like high. “K2 may be a mixture of herbal and spice plant products, but it is sprayed with a potent psychotropic drug and likely contaminated with an unknown toxic substance that is causing many adverse effects,” said Scalzo, who also directs the Missouri Regional Poison Control Center.
Since K2 acts like marijuana, you’d expect to see the same effects, including sleepiness, relaxation, reduced blood pressure, and at high doses, hallucinations and delusions whereas when you smoke high amounts of marijuana you generally do not hallucinate. While some patients between the ages of 14 and 21 were showing up with hallucinations, other symptoms, such as increased agitation and elevated blood pressure and heart rates, didn’t match up with marijuana.
The creator of K2, organic chemist John W. Huffman of Clemson University, first created the substance in mid 1990’s. He himself agrees that K2 is dangerous. The symptoms such as fast heart beat, dangerously elevated blood pressure, pale skin and vomiting suggest that K2 is affecting the cardiovascular system of users. It also is believed to affect the central nervous system, causing severe, potentially life-threatening hallucinations and, in some cases, seizures.
Many people cook with marijuana especially since it gives the a different type of high than your usual way of smoking it … many different recipes are out there to cook with marijuana but the most common an easiest one is marijuana butter.
Here’s one recipe for Bud Butter:
1 lb. of butter (not margarine!)
1/2 ounce of finely ground marijuana
Melt the butter in a sauce pan until it’s simmering.
Add the marijuana and let simmer for 30 minutes or so until the butter has turned green from the marijuana.
Pour butter through a strainer to remove all the pieces of marijuana.
Chill until solid.
You can then use the marijuana butter as you please but a word of caution to the unwise: when consuming marijuana foods, make sure you set aside yourself a couple of hours to really enjoy the high. Trust us, you’ll need couple of hours to sober up.
Wars, Protests, Revolutions, Resistance’s .. everywhere we look in the world there is pain an despair afflicting the populace … in times like these one can only wish an hope for better days & times ahead … here @ blogginghigh we celebrate the weekends with a li’l sum sum as is characterized by our T.G.I.F posts but what we really hope an pray for is eternal peace to reign all over the world … a place where everyone lives in peace an harmony free of prejudice … enjoy some herb this weekend with your fellow friends an hope for a better place to live in the near future an lets start a grassroots movement from the ground up an lets try to eliminate ignorance an prejudice …. enjoy …
Watch how a marijuana recipe comes alive as the video is a how-to demonstration to make marijuana brownies. Enjoy making ’em an remember to enjoy them responsibly as well.
Often we come across the age-old question of what methods to smoke the sensi in order to optimize the high?? Is it smoking in a blunt? smoking in a bong? holding with each toke?? yada yada yada…What we never imagined was to find the answer to this perennial question on a T.V. show. Yep, you read it right, a T.V. show is where we found the answer as to HOW to smoke marijuana in order to get the most high.
***DRUM ROLL PLEASE*** in order to optimize your high, one should utilize a Vaporizer to some marijuana.It is simply a device that extracts and delivers teh active ingredients of cannabis. It is an effective alternative to smoking. How a Vaporizer works is that it heats teh cannabis in a partial vacuum so that the active compounds contained in the cannabis plant boil off into a vapor. As no combustion occurs, there is no smoke nor a taste of smoke is evident. The extracted vapor is then inhaled directly through a hose or a pipe (similar to a water pipe). Using a vaporizer increases the effect of smoking up considerably in comparison to any other methods. Enjoy!!!
What is it that you do when you are stoned? Different people have different approaches but for the admins we have a set schedule that we abide by when we are high, we watch the telly, most particularly National Geographic for there is nothing more magnificent, more vivid than what National Geographic airs on their channel. From wildlife shows to natural disasters to building mega projects, this channel is truly magnificent when you are stoned especially moreso if you are watching it in HD as it brings everything to life. It is a surreal experience. Try it out. Watch a bit of National Geographic after you’ve sparked a joint. Its truly a mesmerizing experience.