Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Handtekeningenactie om Tweede Kamer hard- en softdrugs te laten reguleren

De Stichting Drugsbeleid lanceert vandaag een petitie die iedereen kan tekenen om de Tweede Kamer op te roepen het debat over regulering van hard- en softdrugs aan te gaan. Veel politici gaan dit debat liever uit de weg, maar met 40.000 handtekeningen komt het onderwerp op de agenda en moet de Kamer het bespreken. 
De Stichting Drugsbeleid is voor het toestaan van productie, verkoop en bezit van drugs, met strikte regels voor een zo gering en veilig mogelijk gebruik. “Regulering dringt de criminaliteit met tientallen procenten terug en bespaart miljarden. Precies de speerpunten van de regeringscoalitie !”, aldus voorzitter Raimond Dufour. Tevens maakt het de gezondheidsrisico's beheersbaar.
Het huidige verbod van soft- en harddrugs veroorzaakt minstens de helft van alle criminaliteit in Nederland. Daarmee kost het burgers en bedrijven dik 15 miljard per jaar. "Door drugs te reguleren kunnen politie en justitie zich bezig gaan houden met zinnigere zaken” zegt Dufour. “Daarnaast levert regulering de Nederlandse schatkist miljarden op, omdat accijns kan worden geheven en er niet langer geld verdwijnt in de bodemloze put van het drugsverbod ". 
Regulering leidt niet tot meer gebruik, stelt de Stichting Drugsbeleid. De coffeeshops noch de gedoogregels      bij de andere drugs hebben de gevreesde ramspoed gebracht. Integendeel: in Nederland wordt juist minder gebruikt dan in repressievere landen als Frankrijk, Engeland en de Verenigde Staten.  
Regulering leidt tot drastische beperking van het aantal verkooppunten, tot kwaliteitscontrole en geloofwaardige voorlichting. Een veel effectievere manier om drugsmisbruik tegen te gaan !
De petitie kan getekend worden op:

Meer informatie: www.drugsbeleid.nl
mr Raimond Dufour, voorzitter
EMail:  r.dufour@chello.nl
Thursday, November 25, 2010

Alcohol-BEZORG-Taxi adverteert in bushaltes..WTF !

Vanochtend onderweg naar Haarlem
Zag ik dit in een bushalte...

Is het vreemd dat ik dit raar vind...
Of ben ik nu aan het raaskallen ?
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cured: A Cannabis Story (A Film By David Triplett)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Marijuana with Sonny Bono: U.S. Government Propaganda Film (1968)

Runtime: 00:32:36
Sonny Bono hosts this Public Awareness short about the dangers of smoking Marijuana and why its illegal.
Director: Max Miller
Producer: Max Miller
Production Company: Avanti Films
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Sonny Bono...............Narrator 

Friday, November 12, 2010

1960s Anti-Drug Propaganda film, Drug Abuse: The Chemical Tomb (1969)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Da Buddha Vaporizer... I Love it !!

Da Buddha

Da Buddha is made from only the highest quality materials available today. The solid aluminum housing undergoes an extensive refining process before it’s anodized to give it a durable finish.
The ceramic heating element is made from high purity Alumina ceramic, one of the finest types of ceramic. One of the benefits of Da Buddhas's unique glass/ceramic heating element is that the air is uncontaminated by any metal ions or free radicals that may be released when the metal is heated to very high temperatures. The user experiences a 100% glass on glass experience.
The glass cover is made with Schott brand borosilicate glass. Schott is the highest quality glass in the world, made in Germany.

Buy Da Buddha @ VapoShop for 159 $

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Index of Interesting articles...





Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Does microwaving weed destroy THC content?

Short answer: No.
I have been asked this question several times and it makes me wonder what people are really trying to ask... 
So here's a longer answer.
There are 66 known cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Your body makes endocannabinoids that plug into the two known cannabinoid receptors in your body. It so happens that some plants produce compounds which are shaped just like the endocannabinoid compounds our body produces. Just like a large part of our pain management pharmacopoeia is based on adding plant-derived opiod compounds into our bodies, cannabinoids have a wide range of effects on appetite, pain, memory and mood.
The first cannabinoid isolated by humankind was delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC for short. THC is generally considered to be partly responsible for the euphoric effects of cannabis. But there are many other cannabinoids that are as important, if not more so, for those interested in natural medicine.
The THC molecule is largely inactive until it is heated to around 220 degrees farenheit, at which pointdecarboxylization happens. This removes the attached "carboxyl group" and turns THCA into psychoactive THC.
Pot smokers don't need to know this because it happens automatically when they smoke pot, heating the vegetative matter well beyond 220 degrees farenheit. In fact, if you imagine a joint, the cannabinoids in the burning "cherry" are being almost entirely incinerated. Directly behind the cherry, when the pot smoker draws in, the vegetative matter is being heated to a point between 200-400 where decarboxylization happens and the active cannabinoids vaporize into the (paper-wrapped) air, being drawn into the pot smoker's airways with a host of other toxic chemicals.
Decarboxylization is mostly a concern for ingested or topical cannabis preperations. When cooking with pot, most people recommend heating the material to something around 200-300 degrees in order to "activate" the THC cannabinoids before ingestion.
I've seen some people that recommend a microwave for this purpose, turned on high for 1-2 minutes. Assuming that heats the liquids in your pot to around 220 farnheit, it should work. But you would also be sticking your pot in the microwave. And then you'd have to answer to yourself, and perhaps others, the question...... 
"Why the hell am I
 microwaving my weed?"

Study: Alcohol More Dangerous Than LSD, Ecstacy, Meth, Heroin and Cannabis !!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Zach Galifianakis smokes a joint on a live TV with Bill Maher

CALIFORNIA !!!! VOTE - YES! - On Prop.19 !!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

BullShit! - The WAR on DRUGS.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

MrLunk & Nol van Schaik on BattleCam.COM

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Amsterdam's cannabis-selling coffee shops face crackdown

Coffee shops legally selling cannabis have been a feature of Amsterdam's streets for more than 30 years, a magnet for younger tourists and a symbol of the Dutch brand of liberal exceptionalism.

But the fragrant haze found in the city's 200 or so establishments could be dispersed under plans by the incoming government, which is looking to roll back the "tolerance policy" that has allowed such shops to operate since 1976.

Coinciding with a tightening of laws regarding prostitution - another tolerated industry - the authorities' new stance on cannabis is raising questions about whether Dutch society is moving away from laissez-faire traditions, which have included some of the earliest gay-friendly policies in Europe and the provision of free contraception to teenage girls.

Certainly the outlook for coffee shops is bleak. Among the few policies that the three parties in the new coalition government agree on is the need to reduce their numbers. The governing agreement released last week laid out plans that will force them to become members-only clubs and shut down those shops located near schools.

The coalition is also advancing the idea of prohibiting the sale of cannabis to non-Dutch residents, which amounts to a death knell for many coffee shops.

"It's a head-on attack," said Gerrit Jan ten Bloemendal, a coffee-shop owner and vice chairman of the Netherlands Cannabis Platform, an advocacy group.

The crackdown is part of a broader law-and-order drive promoted in particular by Geert Wilders, the anti-Islam protester whose far-right Freedom Party, the PVV, made the biggest gains in the June elections. Though the PVV is not formally part of the incoming coalition, it helped draft legislation as part of a deal to support the government.

The stricter stance comes after years of gradual tightening of rules governing cannabis sales and a 2007 ban on the selling of alcohol in coffee shops. Although the shops proliferated in the 1980s and early 1990s, their numbers have dropped by half in the past 15 years, from around 1,400 in 1995 to about 700 today.

"For sure, if the reforms go through it will impact business," said Maciej Truszkowski, owner of the Seville, a small, dimly lit coffee shop just off a canal. There are no displays of hemp leaves or any other sign that cannabis is for sale, in line with strict advertising rules, though multiple portraits of Bob Marley hint at the core business.

Truszkowski said that if he cannot sell cannabis to foreigners, someone else will.

On a quiet weekday at lunchtime recently, a couple of locals walked in and asked for a cannabis menu. But British and American students made up most of the clientele. Truszkowski said foreigners provide half his business, a figure he thinks is much higher for coffee shops nearer Amsterdam's red-light district, a 10-minute walk away.

Rules governing the sex industry have been tightened and measures put forth to halve the size of the red-light district.

For Paul Schnabel, director of the Social and Cultural Planning Office, a government advisory board, the move reflects a growing view that the tolerance policies have not controlled the ills associated with drugs and prostitution, rather than a recasting of Dutch liberalism.

"There's a strong tendency in Dutch society to control things by allowing them. . . . We look for better alternatives to problems that we know exist anyway," he explained.

But, he added, "Dutch society is less willing to tolerate than before. Perhaps 30 years ago we were a more easy-going society."

The circumstances that led to the tolerance policies have changed in the past decade, as large-scale crime around coffee shops and the legal sex trade became more visible. In particular, the absence of legal means for coffee shops to obtain cannabis has highlighted their association with organized crime.

But the open-minded instincts that helped foster the policies are also being questioned. And it is not just the far-right opposing coffee shops. The traditional parties of power on the center-right, the Christian Democrats and the Liberal VVD, have also moved against the policies they once promoted.

"The liberal consensus that helped create those policies - that's gone now. The pragmatism has been replaced by increasingly moral politics, in a way which is reminiscent of what happened in the United States with the 'moral majority' in the 1980s," said Andre Krouwel, a political scientist at the Free University in Amsterdam.

- Washington Post.
Thursday, September 30, 2010

20X LED Illuminated Jeweler's Loupe

20X LED Illuminated Jeweler s LoupeFrom the website...
"20X LED Illuminated Jeweler Magnifier is great for the watch making industry, specially for inspecting the tiny objects. Constructed with metal material with optical glass, it is great for jewelry, coins, stamps and antiques etc."

MrLunk adds:
"And great to check your homegrown to see if the trichomes are 'ripe' yet and if it's time to harvest or to marvell at the wonders of nature when the dried bud is sparkling in the light"

I ordered and received this little thing and I am wonderfully pleased at the quality :)
This won't be leaving my pocket...

Link to shop where I bought it...
Monday, September 27, 2010

CannaBiZ - Cannabis / Marijuana industry in Canada

Thursday January 28, 2010 at 9 pm on CBC-TV

Canada's $20 billion-dollar marijuana industry is now at a violent crossroads between crime and commerce. Impossible to police, yet steadily gaining public acceptance, the cannabis industry is now so vast and vital to Canada's national economy that it can no longer be ignored.

CannaBiz unfolds in Grand Forks, BC, a small border town nestled in the Kootenay Mountains, where draft dodgers planted the first "BC Bud" in the 1960s. After the pine beetle chewed through what was left of the forest industry, marijuana became the backbone of the local economy. In secret forest plots, basements, barns and high-tech underground bunkers, growers nurture some of the world's most potent bud. Most of the marijuana here, and in the rest of Canada, is destined for the US market, where a pound of premium weed sells for a street price of $4,500.

Across the country, formerly laid-back marijuana growers now live in fear of armed thieves, and smugglers take huge risks to cross the beefed up American border. Conflicted police and RCMP officers like Harland Venema continue to fight a seemingly futile battle. In Grand Forks, Brian Taylor, once nicknamed "the marijuana mayor", is campaigning for medical marijuana as a prescription for economic prosperity. Ex con Sam Mellace dreams of supplying medical marijuana nationally through Shoppers Drug Mart outlets.

With inside access to growers, gangsters and police, CannaBiz untangles the inner workings of the marijuana industry and raises serious questions about Canada's drug laws. Stephen Easton, a leading Canadian economist, recommends the end to marijuana prohibition, yet the government's position is to get even tougher on an industry that now employs as many Canadians as the auto industry. Are the staggering profits from the cannabis industry better off in the pockets of hard-core smugglers and criminal gangs, or would the Canadian economy benefit from taxing this exploding industry?

CannaBiz is written and directed by Lionel Goddard and Chris Aikenhead for Omni Film Productions in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pot-ICE-Cream for medical Marijuana Users

A new medical marijuana dispensary in Soquel is offering its customers a tasty alternative to smoking: enjoying a bowl of pot-infused ice cream.
At Crème De Cana, the half pints of ice cream have titles that may have Ben and Jerry taking notes.
The current flavors owner Jonathan Kolodinski offers at Creme De Canna, which opened last week, are Banannabis Foster, Straw-Mari Cheesecake and TRIPLE Chocolate Brownie. Kolodinski said more flavors are in the works.
Kolodinksi said he is offering the ice cream as a healthy alternative to patients who do not want to smoke medical marijuana, and so far, business is off to a smoking start.
"Everybody who's tried it has said they absolutely love it. A lot of people come back for seconds, thirds and fourths," Kolodinksi said.
At $15 a piece, the half-pints of ice cream are potent.
Klodinski said there are about two to four doses of cannabis for each half-pint, which means finishing one would be similar to smoking an eighth of high-grade marijuana, the equivalent of eight joints.
Klodinski said that critics of his pot-laced ice cream shouldn't worry if the concoction is grabbing the wrong sort of attention, because in the end, his goal is to help his patients.
"We very explicitly label all our products with a marijuana leaf that says 'Keep out of reach of children'. We have been very mindful," Klodinski said. "I've got a daughter. I come from a very conservative family." Also, the card-carrying marijuana patients cannot eat the ice cream at the collective.
While the city of Santa Cruz has banned more dispensaries from opening up in the city, the county of Santa Cruz does not have any laws currently in place.
County Supervisor John Leopold has been trying to put an ordinance in place that would regulate marijuana retailers.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

MPP-TV: Marijuana Two-Minute Truths

Why the Government Says Marijuana Kills Brain Cells…

Over 100 million Americans have tried it at least once, and now 15 states have legalized medical marijuana.
1. Mounting evidence has shown it is far less dangerous than alcohol and cigarettes, legal medicines, and even caffeine, yes that’s right you can OD on coffee.
2. No person has ever overdosed on marijuana ever, not once in the history of the world. It is simply not toxic enough. 450,000+ die each year from tobacco cigarettes, while a good 50,000+ die from alcohol overdose.
3. Those high on marijuana are less likely to commit violent acts, not more likely. In fact, I watched a video on youtube about a British test where a man was given a marijuana joint to smoke and then was given a driving test. He performed better high. Marijuana actually makes you far more cautious
4. IT DOES NOT LEAD TO LUNG CANCER. A natural grown plant simply is not toxic enough to cause lung cancer
5. It does not kill brain cells. In fact, studies are showing that it may in fact STIMULATE brain cells. Read about it here
6. It is about as addictive as a peanut, and there are no withdrawl symptoms. I havent smoke in, lets see, one month tomorrow, and I have felt nothing wrong with me.
7. The gateway theory is false. If you watch Penn & Tellers bull****, numerous studies have shown that alcohol and cigarettes are far more likely to lead to hard drugs. The reason you don’t hear about this is because they are multi-billion dollar industries.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Motive Kestrel car: a Canadian cannabis marvel

The search for alternative fuels and modes of transportation that are environmentally friendly has taken a new, green turn. Motive Industries of Calgary, Alberta, has announced plans to introduce Canada’s first bio-composite electric car, reports Fast Company. Kestrel is the name, and hemp is the green construction material. It’s a cannabis-constructed car.

Every cannabis car needs its Hempcar Manifesto

The Kestrel will no doubt spur clouds of controversy. But Hempcar.org’s 10,000-mile test run of a hemp biofueled vehicle proved that it could work. The Kestrel – at least in early stages – will be made partly from hemp, but won’t run on hemp biofuel. The U.S. has yet to make cultivating industrial hemp legal, though, so they won’t know what it’s like. There are no psychoactive elements to industrial hemp, and it isn’t a drug, so the Americans’ stance is strange, considering the potential benefits.

Hemp from Alberta Innovates Technology Futures

The supply chain for hemp starts at a farm in Vegreville, Alberta, and makes its way to Alberta Innovates Technology Futures. That company then supplies the hemp for the Kestrel. Hemp for body construction is lightweight, renewable and as strong as glass composite, reports Fast Company. Motive isn’t ready to start producing Kestrels on an assembly line just yet, but testing of a prototype should certainly begin before 2010 comes to a close.

Henry Ford knew about hemp fuel back in 1925

“The fuel of the future is going to come from fruit like that sumach out by the road, or from apples, weeds, sawdust — almost anything,” said the prescient Henry Ford to the New York Times during the Great Depression. “There is fuel in every bit of vegetable matter that can be fermented,” Ford continued.
Among the weeds Ford recognized was hemp. This is a safe assumption because he made a car out of resin-stiff hemp fibers. It ran on hemp-based ethanol. Ford could have saved the country’s farmers from the grip of the Great Depression. There would have been mutual benefit. But then came the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. There had been a series of battles leading to that point in Congressional history. Once the DuPont company and newspaper uber-baron William Randolph Hearst had their say, hemp was buried beneath pages of laws. Ford’s path of innovation was closed.


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