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  1. I went to the store and tried to purchase a membership to see if it works. It worked right up until checkout then I got the 'non secure site' warning....... It used to go to paypal and that worked good.
  2. Might as well spread some cheer and good news too! My health has been getting better and better since medical cannabis entered the scene back in '08. My biggest health goal these days is getting into the best shape of my life. 20 years ago I noticed I was gaining 2 pounds a year. Extrapolating that forward in my mind was not a pretty picture. I was at 212 then. So my goal was to not gain any more weight. Mission accomplished! Now I want the heck out the 200# club(below 200 pounds). I've got about 7 pounds to go to get there. Those 7 pounds of fat have been there for 25 years and they are not going away easily! I'm hammering on the exercise and still eating three balanced meals a day. This isn't a diet, it's a gradual life style change. My cannabis specialist doctor helped me with my exercise by telling me about intervals, bursts of extreme exercise in the middle of my workouts. Those have really amped up my calorie burning and muscle building. I knew way before we had a MM law here that cannabis helped my health in several ways. I was spending over $500 a month on my meds. Now I'm self sufficient and help others grow/get their meds. Medical Cannabis has been very rewarding in my life, all through my life, and I'm very grateful for that. I have learned over my life that the most important thing to do today is to make tomorrow brighter. Do something today for your tomorrow self. Something that you can think about when you wake up tomorrow that takes you to a positive place when you wake up in the morning and you will be ready to meet the challenges of the day in a position of strength. Have things around you that represent some won battles. Life is what you make of it!
  3. Looks sketchy. What I do is make pure cannabis oil and put that in a capsule.
  4. That's because of (at no fault of our own) the seed of stigma planted in your brain long ago that marijuana is a bad thing like paint fumes. If you were at a doctor's office, or at a clinic/hospital, getting a breathing treatment, would you feel like a low life huffing paint fumes? When I went to my first cannabis specialist, Dr. Eisenbud, I luckily got to meet and talk with Paul Stanford, one of the foremost caregivers to have entered the scene back in '08. He had this huge turkey bag for his Volcano. That was a priceless experience in learning what works the best. He ran an awesome cannabis clinic. New patients need to get de programmed and re programmed. He helped send me in the right direction. Fine tuned what I already knew and showed me some things about cannabis I only suspected.
  5. What Is ‘Larf’ Cannabis and What Is It Good For? Will Hyde (PicturePartners/iStock) What Is Larf Cannabis? “Larf,” while a fun word to say, is a term some cannabis consumers may not have heard before. It’s a slang word that refers to smaller, immature buds that didn’t quite reach their full potential. Usually these buds are wispy or fluffy little flowers found on the lower branches of cannabis plants. Generally, their immaturity is attributed to lack of light penetration due to living in the shadows of the bigger, topmost flowers (called “colas”), but other environmental factors can cause similar results. RELATED STORY The Stages of Cannabis Plant Growth What Is “Delarfing”? Many growers use practices to minimize larf and allow plants to focus their energy towards producing exceptional flower within the canopy. Delarfing is just that! By pruning, training, and removing any additional vegetation that is not receiving adequate light, you can “delarf” a plant. Think of it like a busser at a restaurant. If you pre-bus, or remove the dishes as they become unnecessary, it makes the final cleanup of the table that much more efficient. In the case of cannabis, the final cleanup is the harvest and trimming of the plant. Preemptively removing these small buds early in the plant’s flowering cycle will make processing the plant that much more productive. RELATED STORY Your Guide to Pruning Cannabis Plants for Maximum Yield What Can You Do With Larf Cannabis? Not everyone delarfs their plants, which is why you will find items like budlets or popcorn nugs/buds (named for their round miniature stature that’s about the size of a popped kernel of popcorn) on dispensary menus. Even though these petite buds can have lower concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes, they can be used in several ways and make for a great discount buy: Produce cannabis oil used for preparing infused edibles Roll larf into joints or blunts Load a popcorn bud into a bowl whole as a “snap,” a bowl that is just big enough for one person to finish on their own. RELATED STORY How to Pack and Smoke a Bowl of Cannabis Though less desirable than top-shelf flower, these smaller discount buds have plenty of uses. They might be worth giving a try, especially if you’re looking to stretch your dollar a little further at your next dispensary visit.
  6. That's the Colorado Court Of Appeals, not Michigan. Too bad Michigan Courts didn't use the same logic here to NOT search our homes when the sweet scent of cannabis could be a legal scent. This just goes to show you how crooked our courts here in Michigan are. To any normal mind the scent of marijuana in a MEDICAL legal state is not probable cause to search anything. There are ten of thousands of legal grows in Michigan that are wide open to discrimination and hate crimes because of our courts.
  7. I was big on digital ballasts until they failed, taking at least one bulb with them each time. Doing their crazy 'on and off' game that the plants hate. I tried at least 6 name brands and they all failed miserably eventually. I think they are ridiculous compared to a magnetic ballast. The reason a bag vape is better, in my opinion, is that you breath in at your own rate.
  8. These newbie comments take me back..... All I can say is I hope that vape is a Volcano and always have a dirt grow. Experiment when you get good, but always have a dirt grow.
  9. Right, you would have to fill out a new form. Not a big deal.
  10. I drive one of my patient quite a bit further than that. For some comedyy relief; You gotta do what you gotta do. I remember back in the day we used to have to walk to the doctor, up hill both ways. It would take weeks! Good luck.
  11. It's a bit of a drive for you but well worth it; https://www.healthcare6.com/physician/saginaw-mi/paul-a-meyer-152765.html
  12. Leafly Investigation: Why Are CBD Prices So Confusing? Joe Dolce July 18, 2017 Last summer I was hit with a nasty illness called gouty arthritis which caused my toes to swell to the size of gherkins. Walking was torture. Each step felt like a hot knife stabbing into the joints of my bloated digits. Even the weight of a single cotton sheet bearing down during sleep was unbearable. Why the price disparity? Some products offer CBD at 5 cents per milligram. Others charge four to ten times as much. I am an active, healthy man, but this condition left me feeling hobbled, unhappy and unfashionable. The only shoes I could comfortably wear were Birkenstocks, which just look wrong with a suit. I spent thousands of dollars on dozens of blood tests only to be told by the specialists at NYU’s Langone Medical Center that my best treatment option was Advil. That was not a welcome prescription. Advil and other NSAID anti-inflammatories can, over time, can lead to damaged liver, kidneys, and, in extreme cases, death. An estimated 16,500 Americans die each year from complications related to these drugs. The bigger problem for me was that NSAIDs offered spotty and unreliable relief. So I looked into a cannabis-based solution. On my next trip to Colorado, I bought some cannabidiol (CBD) tinctures, pills and salves. While CBD is no cure for arthritis—nothing can replace the joint lubricating synovial fluid once it diminishes—one 25 ml dose of tincture twice a day under the tongue, plus the occasional puff of CBD oil in a vape pen and the obligatory Omega 3 oils (which, I subsequently learned, optimize the cannabinoid receptors in the body) has noticeably reduced my pain. I am steadier on my feet and back in shoes. RELATED STORY CBD vs. THC: Why Is CBD Not Psychoactive? But the fact is, when it comes to CBD medications I, like most patients, am groping in the dark. There are no reliable dosage guidelines for specific conditions, nor are there standard measurements, which is confusing when attempting to compare products. Most patients don’t understand which delivery system is optimal: Capsule? Tincture? Flower? What’s more, the complete absence of federal safety regulations means the purity of CBD is always in question. The most confusing and frustrating aspect, though, is the vast disparity in price. Some products offer CBD at 5 cents per milligram. Others charge four times as much—20 cents per mg. One company charges 60 cents per mg! Here are the latest prices I could find online: Brand Total CBD (mg) Price $ per mg Green Mountain 600 $ 30 $ 0.05 CW Simply Hemp 2100 $ 120 $ 0.06 Infinite CBD 100 $ 8 $ 0.08 Endoca 300 $ 31 $ 0.10 Plus CBD Oil 600 $ 54 $ 0.11 Highland Pharms 450 $ 50 $ 0.11 Tasty Hemp Oil 450 $ 50 $ 0.11 Aunt Zelda's 600 $ 70 $ 0.12 RSHO Gold Label 750 $ 119 $ 0.16 ETST Earth Science Tech 450 $ 85 $ 0.19 Dixie Botanicals 750 $ 149 $ 0.20 Imbue Botanicals 300 $ 64 $ 0.23 Mary's Nutritionals Elite 150 $ 90 $ 0.60 Consider this: Pine Tsunami, a low-THC (4.5%), high-CBD (15.3%) strain of cannabis flower, sells at Vela in Seattle for $184 an ounce. Chanel No.5 Grand Extrait perfume retails online for $276 an ounce. An ounce of HP printer ink goes for about $75 at Staples. A bar of .999 percent pure silver costs $18 an ounce. Most medicinal dried herbs retail for under $4 an ounce. Pure CBD, at 10 cents per milligram, carries a consumer cost of $2,835 an ounce—more than twice that of pure gold. If you scatter plot the prices of CBD for sale online, you get a sense of the helter-skelter nature of the market: What gives? Are some producers turning this medicine into the “weed of greed? Or is the still-lingering weight of prohibition driving prices skyward? As a journalist with piqued curiosity, and a patient seeking reliable medicine at a reasonable price, I decided to investigate. Are some producers turning CBD into the 'weed of greed'? Hard to Know What You’re Getting Even as public awareness of CBD’s healing potential has grown, it remains difficult to assess the quality, safety, and, importantly, the origin of most CBD products, thanks to the 80-year federal prohibition of cannabis and the resulting lack of both research and regulation. “God knows what toxins are in the hemp processed in countries like China or Romania.” Dr. Ethan Russo, leading cannabis researcher Even though the law does not classify CBD as a Schedule I narcotic, the DEA claims that it is. (CBD, unlike THC, is not psychoactive.) That discrepancy leaves a lot of gray area when it comes to knowing how to operate. “It’s why some manufacturers don’t list CBD on the label,” says Heather Jackson, CEO and co-founder of Realm of Caring, a patient research and advocacy nonprofit in Colorado. “They may list ‘hemp extract,’ which is code for the entire cannabinoid content, but not necessarily CBD.” Until recently, hemp growing and production was banned in the United States. As a result, much of the CBD being used today is extracted from hemp grown in Europe, or in some cases, China. (Google “CBD powder” and Alibaba and see what comes up.) This is troubling. Hemp has an extraordinary ability to absorb toxins from polluted soils—it’s a natural soil remediator. After the 1988 Chernobyl nuclear reactor meltdown, hemp was planted around the contaminated disaster site for exactly that reason. Oils extracted from plants grown near soils contaminated by pesticides or industrial effluents may contain those impurities in concentrated amounts. In today’s CBD market, manufacturers are under no obligation to tell consumers where their hemp was grown or to test it for contaminants. Caveat emptor: Chinese-sourced CBD powder can be ordered in bulk for less than 2¢/mg on Alibaba.com. “God knows what toxins are in the hemp processed in countries like China or Romania, which don’t have the same laws about pesticide use that we have,” says Dr. Ethan Russo, a neurologist, ethnobotanist, and one of America’s leading researchers into medical cannabis. “I don’t trust any of it and I don’t think anyone else should either.” It's a tough choice for patients: $200/month for CBD or $11/month for Advil. The good news is that it’s increasingly possible to source higher-quality, laboratory-tested CBD derived from organic hemp grown in Western European countries—Austria, Germany, the Netherlands—with strong environmental regulations. High-quality hemp oils from Europe now wholesale for 0.5 cents to 1 cent per milligram. If encapsulating, bottling, and labeling that oil doubles the production cost, a manufacturer filling a pill bottle with 30 20-mg capsules (a standard dose) and selling that bottle online for $60 (8 cents/mg) is realizing at least a 400% markup. While that may suit American manufacturers, it’s challenging for financially strapped patients who must cough up $200 to $300 a month—the equivalent of a monthly car lease—for CBD meds. In a rational world, health insurance would cover much of that cost. But the federal government still refuses to treat cannabinoid medicine with any sort of rationality. For people on fixed or low incomes, CBD isn’t a sustainable option, especially compared to an NSAID like Advil, which clocks in at about 6 cents per pill, or about $11 per month. Dr. Lester Grinspoon, the renowned Harvard psychiatrist who wrote the 1972 best seller Marihuana Reconsidered, dubbed medical marijuana “the people’s medicine,” precisely because it could be made economically or grown at home. But at this price, CBD is more of a luxury product than an affordable treatment, less for the people and more for the pashas. RELATED STORY How to Assess THC and CBD Levels in Cannabis Strains and Products The Price of Risk I’m a patient, but I’m also a small business owner. I understand the challenge of conducting business in the cannabis space, which in many states is still considered a criminal activity. The media crows about “marijuana millionaires,” but the weight of prohibition can often be crushing to a small business with high startup costs, low revenue, and a fair amount of risk. Federal law doesn't directly address the status of CBD. But the DEA claims it's illegal. CBD producers shoulder a greater risk than the maker of any “normal channel” medicine. With the Trump administration sending mixed signals on hemp oil—the DEA’s notorious December 2016 Federal Register rule had manufacturers fretting that the government would ban it outright—the risk could suddenly turn hazardous. Still, it’s difficult to fathom why CBD, derived from an easily grown and processed weed, is ten times more expensive than a precious metal. RELATED STORY New DEA Rule Says CBD Oil is Really, Truly, No-Joke Illegal Is Green the New Silver? Prohibition imposes a criminal risk factor, certainly. But cocaine carries a far greater risk factor than CBD. And at $100 per gram, cocaine sells for the same exact price—$2,835 per ounce. So legal risk can’t be the only reason. As I asked industry manufacturers, retailers, consumers, and researchers to explain the high price of CBD, five answers were consistently floated: inefficient farming and production, the costs of introducing a new product into an unregulated market, insufficient consumer information, limited patient access, and greed.
  13. CFL's for veg. They make some nice big ones. 600 HPS for flower. Magnetic ballast. Five gallon bucket soil grow. One plant a bucket. Very simple and effective.
  14. You Can’t Fire Cannabis Patients Just for Using Cannabis, Massachusetts High Court Rules Ben Adlin July 17, 2017 (annestahl/iStock) In what appears to be a first-of-its-kind ruling, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Monday said that employees can’t be fired simply for using medical cannabis. Such terminations, the court said, violate state antidiscrimination rules. “I can’t stress this enough, it’s the first case of its kind in the country.” Dale Deitchler, employment lawyer The opinion came as a shock to many, as every other state to consider the issue has decided that employers may indeed fire workers who test positive for cannabis—even if those employees are abiding by state law. In Colorado, for example, the state Supreme Court in 2015 held that a state law barring employers from firing workers for legal, off-duty behavior didn’t apply because cannabis is still illegal under federal law. California, Washington, Montana, and others have issued similar rulings. In Massachusetts, it’s now a different story. “I can’t stress this enough, it’s the first case of its kind in the country,” Dale Deitchler, an employment attorney and expert on cannabis in the workplace, told MassLive. “The court created law.” RELATED STORY How Long Does THC Stay in Your System? While the opinion could be a game-changer for medical cannabis patients, it’s far from an endorsement of on-the-job consumption. Employees can still be fired for using cannabis before or during work, or for failing a drug test if consumption isn’t part of a doctor-approved medical treatment. And workers with safety-sensitive jobs, such as pilots, truck drivers, and others, can still lose their jobs if they test positive for cannabis. For patients like plaintiff Cristina Barbuto, however, the new precedent means no longer having to decide between medicine and employment. Barbuto, a state-legal medical cannabis patient, was offered a job at Advantage Sales and Marketing (ASM) in 2014. When the company said she’d need to take a mandatory drug test, she replied that she would test positive for cannabis because she uses it to treat her Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune disorder. (About 40% of all US workers are subjected to drug tests during the hiring process.) RELATED STORY Top 10 Strains to Combat Crohn’s Disease and Colitis According to court records, Barbuto consumes cannabis two or three times per week, usually in the evenings, to help stimulate appetite and maintain a healthy weight. She assured ASM she wouldn’t consume either before or during her workday. At first, Barbuto’s supervisor told her that her medical use of cannabis “should not be a problem,” the court opinion says. He later called her to confirm the same. But after Barbuto submitted a urine sample and completed her first day of work, an ASM human resources representative informed her that she’d been terminated for testing positive for cannabis. “We follow federal law, not state law,” the representative said, according to court records. Barbuto filed suit. Don’t assume the ruling means you can wake and bake before tomorrow’s commute. In Monday’s decision, the state’s high court concluded that the matter essentially boiled down to whether allowing Barbuto’s offsite cannabis use constituted a reasonable accommodation for her medical condition. “An employee’s use of medical marijuana under these circumstances is not facially unreasonable as an accommodation of her handicap,” justices concluded, meaning cannabis use shouldn’t inherently be out-of-bounds for employees with debilitating conditions. Despite that fact, “it does not necessarily mean that the employee will prevail in proving handicap discrimination,” the court wrote. The question is whether accommodating an employee’s medical cannabis use “would create undue hardship” on an employer. RELATED STORY The THC Detox: Myths, Facts, and Tips The court gives some examples. An employer might demonstrate that allowing cannabis use would create an “unacceptably significant” safety risk to the public, the employee, or coworkers. Or the employer could show that cannabis use “would violate an employer’s contractual or statutory obligation, and thereby jeopardize its ability to perform its business.” Transportation companies, for instance, are subject to US Department of Transportation rules that disallow accommodations for cannabis. The upshot? Don’t assume that Monday’s ruling means you can wake and bake before tomorrow’s commute. But if you’re a law-abiding Massachusetts medical patient who only consumes outside of work and doesn’t show up impaired, the state’s highest court is now on your side.
  15. You can use a post office box as your mailing address on the form.