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  1. 4 points
    Just finished this project on a Honda Shadow for a Canadian air force pilot, he fly's the C-31's part of his job is repatriating dead soldiers. Awkward customer, as he cant visualize anything or describe well what he wanted, which means a lot of sanding stuff off if he didn't like it. Very frustrating to say the least. Wanted it done in Digital Desert Camo. Front fender with skull in desert camo. Right Side C-31 dropping parachutists on tank. Left side. C-31 dropping Cargo. Rear View. Funeral scene on tank surrounded bye camo maple leaves and a banner at the top with Lest We Forget and his Master Loader flight badge middle bottom. Close ups. after Cut and Polish. Difficult for the camera to focus on very shiny clear coat they are all a little out of focus. Tank Top. A lot of detail went in that. Left Side Tank. Front Fender. Rear Fender.
  2. 3 points
    Medicinal cannabis products to be legalised July 26, 2018 Image caption Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley were granted licences to allow them access to cannabis oil Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by autumn, the home secretary has announced. Those that meet safety and quality standards are to be made legal for patients with an "exceptional clinical need", Sajid Javid said. As it is a devolved matter, it will require legislative change before it is enforced in Northern Ireland. Legalisation follows high-profile cases involving severely epileptic children. Many had previously been denied access to cannabis oil. Others forms of cannabis will remain illegal. 'Exceptional circumstances' Mr Javid's decision was made after the chief medical officer for England, Prof Dame Sally Davies, and the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs said patients with certain medical conditions should be given access to the treatments. Their advice was part of a review into medicinal cannabis launched by the home secretary following an outcry over Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley being denied access to cannabis oil. The parents of the boys, who have rare forms of epilepsy, say it controls their seizures. Image caption Charlotte Caldwell said her son, Billy, would now be able to live a "normal life" Image: Reuters The Home Office recently granted them licences to access the treatments. Mr Javid said: "Recent cases involving sick children made it clear to me that our position on cannabis-related medicinal products was not satisfactory. "That is why we launched a review and set up an expert panel to advise on licence applications in exceptional circumstances. "This will help patients with an exceptional clinical need but is in no way a first step to the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use." Media caption Cannabis-derived medicines: What you need to know Billy Caldwell's mother, Charlotte, said Mr Javid's announcement had been made on her son's 13th birthday. "For the first time in months I'm almost lost for words, other than 'thank you Sajid Javid'," she said. "Never has Billy received a better birthday present, and never from somebody so unexpected... "But, crucially, my little boy Billy can now live a normal life with his mummy because of the simple ability to now administer a couple of drops a day of a long-maligned but entirely effective natural medication." Image caption The Department of Health says legalising medicinal cannabis in NI is a devolved matter for local politicians Image: Pacemaker A Department of Health spokesperson said: "The rescheduling of cannabis-derived medicinal products is a devolved matter and requires legislative change. "The Department of Health notes the advice provided by experts during the two-part review commissioned by the Home Secretary. "Consideration will be given to rescheduling cannabis-derived medicinal products in Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the UK "In the interim, clinicians may still apply to the Home Office Expert Panel should they wish to use a cannabis-based medicine in the treatment of a patient." Gareth Fuller/PA Wire Image caption The government and medicines regulator are to develop a clear definition of what constitutes a cannabis-derived medicinal product Cannabis is classed as a Schedule 1 drug, meaning it is judged to have no therapeutic value but can be used for the purposes of research with a Home Office licence. The decision by the Home Office will put certain cannabis-derived products into Schedule 2 - those that have a potential medical use - and will place them in the same category as cocaine and heroin, among other drugs. The Department for Health and Social Care and the Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) will now develop a clear definition of what constitutes a cannabis-derived medicinal product so they can be rescheduled and prescribed, the Home Office said. In the meantime, clinicians will still be able to apply to an independent expert panel on behalf of patients wishing to access these products. The home secretary said licence fees for applications made to the panel will be waived, and those already granted will not be charged. 'Safer medicines' The home secretary's decision was welcomed by campaigners and health experts. Donna Kinnair, from the Royal College of Nursing, said the decision was "very welcome". Dr Tom Freeman, senior academic fellow at King's College London, said Mr Javid's decision would have a "substantial impact on research by facilitating the development of safer and more effective medicines". Former justice minister Sir Mike Penning, who was among those appealing for Alfie Dingley to be given a special licence for medicinal cannabis, welcomed the announcement but said there were still unanswered questions about which treatments would be rescheduled. "Any move to restrict medical cannabis in the UK to a very narrow range of derived products, each requiring full pharmaceutical trials, thereby blocking out the many products available overseas, will lead to great disappointment and be a missed opportunity." https://www.bbc.com/news/health-44968386
  3. 3 points
    I don't know what state you live in but I live in the State of DeNial! I DENY that those prohibitionist a-holes have any right to dictate to any adult what we put in our bodies or whether we want to grow our own medicines To me pot is a medicinal herb no different than the hundreds of herbs you can freely grow, buy and consume however you see fit. Many have serious side effects up to and including death if not used properly tho pot can't kill you unless you end up in prison over it and piss off the lead bull. I DENY that my use of pot helps terrorists or gangs. By growing my own I contribute nothing to subversive organizations and actually help prevent their growth. I DENY that my pot activities harms youth as I would never give or sell pot to a minor. I DENY that my pot use and garden cause anyone harm. Laws are made to prevent or punish acts of harm. As I cause no harm those laws have no sway over my actions. I DENY that I am invincible but hope that I continue being lucky enough to not run afoul of laws meant to punish those guilty of no sins.
  4. 3 points
    NORML exec: The case for whole-plant cannabis By Paul Armentano Published: Sun, July 22, 2018 Paul Armentano Emergency rules enacted by the Board of Health restricting patients from obtaining whole-plant herbal (inhalable) cannabis from licensed dispensaries violate the spirit of State Question 788. More importantly, the restriction undermines the health and safety of those patients the law is intended to protect. Whole-plant herbal cannabis contains more than 100 uniquely active components known as cannabinoids, many of which act in concert with one another. Moreover, the plant possesses a variety of naturally occurring oils and terpenes, both of which possess therapeutic properties. Many scientists opine that the combined administration of all of these parts of the plant produce a synergistic effect that is necessary for patients to achieve maximum therapeutic benefit. As acknowledged by famed neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta: “[A]ll these components of the cannabis plant likely exert some therapeutic effect, more than any single compound alone. … Unlike other drugs that may work well as single compounds, synthesized in a lab, cannabis may offer its most profound benefit as a whole plant, if we let the entourage effect flower.” Restricting patients' access to herbal cannabis limits their exposure to these synergistic effects, as many of these constituents are not present in oral formulations (such as pills or oils) produced following the extraction of individual cannabinoids. Furthermore, the effects of orally administered non-herbal forms of cannabis are far less predictable than those of inhaled cannabis. When inhaled, cannabinoids like THC or CBD rapidly pass from the lungs to the blood stream — resulting in the rapid onset of drug effect. By contrast, orally consumed cannabis preparations must be metabolized by the liver over a period of several hours before the patient experiences any therapeutic benefits. This makes it extremely difficult for patient to accurately self-regulate their dosing. As a result, many patients seeking rapid relief of symptoms such as migraine, nausea or spasticity will not particularly benefit from cannabis-infused pills, tinctures or edibles. While concerns with regard to the potential risks associated with cannabis smoke exposure are understandable, they are largely not evidence-based. Cannabis smoke exposure, even over the long term, is not associated with the same sort of detrimental health effects as is tobacco exposure. Specifically, longitudinal trials do not identify a causal link between cannabis smoke exposure and lung cancer, COPD or detrimental effects on pulmonary function. Also, patients' exposure to unwanted combustive gasses may be readily mitigated by the use of a vaporizer, a device that heats herbal cannabis to a point where cannabinoid vapors form, but below the point of combustion, thus reducing the intake of combustive smoke or other pollutants such as carbon monoxide and tar. In clinical trials, researchers have acknowledged that such devices are a “safe and effective” method for delivering cannabis to patients. Finally, the bulk of FDA-approved clinical trials establishing cannabis' safety and efficacy have been conducted using inhaled, whole-plant herbal cannabis. By contrast, alternative formulations of cannabis — aside from the FDA-approved whole-plant extract Epidiolex — remain largely untested and unproven. Oklahoma patients who wish to obtain their medicine in state-licensed dispensaries shouldn't be prohibited from purchasing or smoking whole-plant herbal cannabis. This restriction unnecessarily limits patients' choices and denies them the ability to obtain rapid relief in a manner that has long proven to be relatively safe and effective. Armentano is deputy director of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. https://newsok.com/article/5602128/norml-exec-the-case-for-whole-plant-cannabis?link_id=7&can_id=5c216303472aeb290c85553b0865daff&source=email-norml-news-of-the-week-7262018-2&email_referrer=email_391589&email_subject=norml-news-of-the-week-7262018
  5. 3 points
    Hi again, finally my Skunk was really fu**ed up 🙈 and in my new set for growing just one seed from six was germinated 😓. Fortunately, I followed your advice and added fewer nutrients and a bubble stone and looks healthy: As weather is still rainy (my two Amnesias look really thin and tall) I have decided to grow it in DWC, that way it will have less stress while not moving from water to soil as the others and it won't depend on the climate. I've seen there are many posts about DWC, is there a tutorial or good webpage where I can get all the info so I won't bore you with silly noob questions? Cheers ...
  6. 3 points
    yes they look really good.coming along nicely.
  7. 3 points
    Update, another week over 100 F temps only one day over 110 and the beds were flooded the day before the 110 so the ladies are loving their spots. Started thinning some of the bigger plants to get some definition and eliminate any small branches that won't get enough light to do anything. Direct the plant energy to the areas it's going to do the best. On with the pictures... Unknown Kush TRC-1 TRC-2 TRC-4 Blue Dream Katatonic HP X OSB or Salmon X The Black X GDP Momma Wizzard's pure T-Rex Well that's all for this week, hope you enjoy the view... Questions and comments are always welcome.... Peace..
  8. 2 points
    Legal pot helps cops solve bigger crimes, study says Researchers study 'clearance rates' in Colorado, Washington By: Christopher Ingraham Posted: 07/28/2018 Marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington state has "produced some demonstrable and persistent benefit" to police departments’ ability to solve other types of crime, according to researchers at Washington State University. "Our models show no negative effects of legalization and, instead, indicate that crime clearance rates for at least some types of crime are increasing faster in states that legalized than in those that did not," the authors write in a study published in the journal Police Quarterly. A crime is typically considered "cleared" if authorities have identified and arrested a suspect and referred him to the judicial system for prosecution. The Washington State study examined clearance rates for crimes in Colorado and Washington from 2010 through 2015, using monthly FBI data. To isolate the effects of legalization, the researchers looked at how the trends in clearance changed after the implementation of marijuana legalization in November 2012 in Colorado and December 2012 for Washington. While recreational markets in these states didn’t open until 2014, provisions allowing for personal possession and use took effect shortly after the votes were certified. Clearance rates were falling in both states before legalization. Afterward, the decline stabilized in Colorado and began to reverse itself in Washington. The authors note that no similar shift happened in the country as a whole. The researchers stress, however, that the data can’t prove conclusively that legalization directly caused the changes in clearance rates. There could have been other changes to policing in those states during that time period, such as increased use of overtime hours, the implementation of new policing strategies or a more aggressive focus on certain types of crime. They note, however, that no other major changes to public policy happened in those states that would affect clearance rates in the way they observed. "We think the argument that legalization did in fact produce a measurable impact on clearance rates is plausible," they conclude. Property crime clearance rates show a dramatic reversal in Colorado, with a brief boost in Washington followed by a continuation of the prior trend. The authors also looked at trends for some specific types of crime, most notably burglary and motor vehicle theft. "The clearance rate for these two offences increased dramatically post-legalization," the authors found. "In contrast, national trends remained essentially flat." Going beyond simple visual comparisons, the authors ran a number of statistical tests that largely confirm the findings hinted at in the charts: "While there were both immediate and longer-term differences between states which legalized and the rest of the country in terms of crime clearance rates, the long-term differences are much more pronounced, especially in Colorado." Advocates for legalization have frequently argued that freeing police from the burden of low-level marijuana enforcement would allow them to devote resources to more serious crimes. The Washington State researchers say their findings support this idea: "Our results suggest that, just as marijuana legalization proponents argued, the legalization of marijuana influenced police outcomes, which in the context of this article is modelled as improvements in clearance rates." They note, furthermore, that "there were no crime types in either state for which legalization appeared to have a negative impact on clearance rates." — Washington Post https://www.theleafnews.com/news/legal-pot-helps-cops-solve-bigger-crimes-study-says-489410081.html
  9. 2 points
    It's not that simple to etch. Most glass paraphernalia is made from borosilicate glass, which has a high heat resistance due to its low expansion rate as compared to, say, window glass or drinking glasses, which are made of soda/lime glass. Borosilicate is used in laboratories and is formulated to have a high resistance to acid and alkaline. Etching in borosilicate can be done with hydrofluoric acid and you don't want to start playing with that, trust me, I'm a glassblower. If you're lucky enough to find a smoking item made in soda-lime glass, you can get products to do that, etch-it, etch-all and EZetch are readily available. It's possible they even have them at your local craft store. As for writing on glass with glass, hit up your local glassblower, I'm sure they will be happy to help and they're not that hard to find in the US or Canada, and commission a custom piece. If you're elsewhere, you might have to do some digging.
  10. 2 points
    Only now do I actually look up the nabilone molecule... so it's not THC, eh? Looks like it but they've taken THC and removed the 9-methyl leaving behind a 9-oxy, and extended the alkane tail by two, and dimethylated the first carbon in that tail. And apparently flipped some hydrogen atoms to change the chirality? I don't know if we can really compare nabilone with cannabis, apples and oranges, both are fruit (although nabilone is like some kind of candied processed fruit) but there could be some big differences in the pharmacology. I'm not suggesting one is better than the other, but I'd like to see both nabilone and cannabis put through the same trial and see how they compare. And, yeah, *le sigh*... here comes variation after variation as they add atoms to or subtract them from the various cannabinoids hoping to find something that works as well that is also patentable (those general patents covering cannabis extracts probably don't hold any water thanks to centuries of prior art). Often the next step is to suppress the original source of the new drugs (note that even under the new legalization, they still demand that you use "approved seed" and the like, I wonder where that's leading, appease the masses by offering them a little something, but keep the truly effective stuff legally only in the hands of corporations?).
  11. 2 points
    A List Of All The New Marijuana Regulations In Every Canadian Province To help you navigate the web of confusing laws. Thomas MacDonald July 26, 2018 Recreational marijuana officially becomes legal in Canada on October 17th, 2018. But while legalization is federal, it's up to individual provinces and municipalities to distribute, regulate, and enforce new laws. That creates a web of differing rules across the country for Canadians to navigate. A simple border crossing from Quebec to Ontario comes with a slew of new laws to follow. The border with the United States also poses a risk to the casual marijuana smoker. Weed consumption is still a federal American crime, and Canadians who admit to smoking it or working in the marijuana industry can be turned away or even banned for life. But to help you make sense of the diverse marijuana laws across Canada, here's a list of rules by jurisdiction: British Columbia Retailers: government monopoly through the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch Grow at home? Yes, up to four plants Possession limit: 30 grams in public Minimum age: 19 Other quirks: Any plants privately grown must not be visible from any public space Source Alberta Retailer: private stores will receive stock from the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission Grow at home? Yes, up to four plants Possession limit: 30 grams in public, no limit at home Minimum age: 18, minors are not even allowed in cannabis stores Other quirks: marijuana "cannot be within reach" of anyone driving a car Source Saskatchewan Retailers: privately-run but regulated by the Liquor and Gaming Authority Grow at home? Yes, up to four plants Possession limit: 30 grams in public Minimum age: 19 Other quirks: There is a zero-tolerance policy for driving high. Penalties are steep and punishments are harsh. Just don't do it. Source 1 | Source 2 Manitoba Retailers: privately-run stores with stock from the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation Grow at home? No Possession limit: 30 grams in public, no limit at home Minimum age: 19 Other quirks: Smoking while drunk is not allowed; providing weed to an intoxicated person is a crime. Source Ontario Retailers: right now, the government will have a monopoly through the Ontario Cannabis store. Though, the province has delayed their opening, signalling that the new government under Doug Ford may move toward private retailers. Grow at home? Yes, up to four plants Possession limit: 30 grams in public, no limit at home Minimum age: 19 Other quirks: consumption is completely banned in all public spaces, including parks Source Quebec Retailers: government monopoly through the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) Grow at home? No Possession limit: 30 gram purchase limit, 150 gram possession limit Minimum age: 18 Other quirks: no smoking in tents, and you can posess less marijuana if you have a roommate who also smokes Source New Brunswick Retailers: government monoply through Cannabis New Brunswick Grow at home? Yes, up to four plants Possession limit: 30 grams in public, no limit at home Minimum age: 19 Other quirks: smoking is strictly forbidden in any public places Source Nova Scotia Retailers: government monopoly through the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation Grow at home? Yes, up to four plants. Possession limit: 30 grams in public, no limit in your own home Minimum age: 19 Other quirks: Smoking in public will be very tricky given this extensive list of place where weed consumption is banned. It's best to only smoke in the privacy of your own home to avoid getting caught violating a minor provision. Also, liquor and cannabis will be sold in the same location. Source Prince Edward Island Retailers: government monopoly through the PEI Cannabis Management Corporation Grow at home? Yes, up to four plants Possession limit: 30 grams in public, no limit in your home Minimum age: 19 Other quirks: So far, PEI is the only province where smoking in hotel rooms is allowed. This creates the possibility of beachside marijuana resorts on the tiny but beautiful Maritime island. Source Newfoundland & Labrador Retailers: privately-owned Grow at home? Yes, though the government website offers no information on limits Possession limit: 30 grams everywhere Minimum age: 19 Other quirks: Cannabis accessories will be available alongside product at private stores. Source https://www.mtlblog.com/news/a-list-of-all-the-new-marijuana-regulations-in-every-canadian-province
  12. 2 points
    @Shadey: thanks for the good tips, I will try this out next time, haven't heard about this on the net so guess I'm lucky having found this place and its owners. It's very frustrating when they don't germinate, now I guess I'll have more chances ... @LabRat: Thanks for joining in. I will receive the kit on Monday, it comes with General Hydroponics Flora Gro+Bloom , so you're right and the Micro is missing: They don't have it in that online shop, so if you think it's crucial I will look for it on the net. Anyway, it is for personal vaping, so now I will have the kit and will be able to grow even in our rainy winter. I am not looking for a big production. As you said in another post, quality is better than quantity. Just wanted to vape my own homegrown weed, and thanks to you guys I am more near to accomplish that. I will also get the Advanced Nutrients Big Bud if everything goes fine, maybe I need some sort of pest prevention (organic pyrethrins?), my recent loss makes me think it may be more important to have a happy end. Rescuing ladies in trouble sounds good to me 😁, cheers ...
  13. 2 points
    I'm new, but old here. I posted some questions on here over 15 years ago in the early 2000's when I did a small closet grow with fluorescent lights. Didn't get much yield, but it was kind of fun and gave me something to do for the summer. I haven't done anything or grown anything like that since due to my location and fear of losing my property. I certainly wish it wasn't this way in this state, but it is and I have to resort to crossing the border or resorting to friends and "blackmarket" sources. When I did grow, it was fun and cannabis makes such a pretty plant. I wish I could grow outside as the climate and growing zones would be ideal for a plant or two. I'm back on the CC forum to mainly peruse culture questions and advocacy.
  14. 2 points
    funny a guy i know said the same thing to me about CBD. he thinks CBD makes cannabis less potent. i believe the chemicals are in the plant for a reason. CBD and THC are both great. i find i prefer lower levels of THC/CBD. the most recent one i tried was a wonderful indica strain called "CBD the church." it had 7% THC and 11.5% CBD. the high is mellow and relaxing. i went back to the dispensary to get more, i only bought a gram, but they were out. not sure when they will get more. since they didn't have this strain, i picked up one called, "stephen hawking kush". 9%THC and 6% CBD. it is also a wonderful strain. so for me the CBD only makes the cannabis better. i am finding that i enjoy the strains with a smaller percentage of THC/CBD. ......... though i won't turn down a 18% hit of bubblegum. 🙂
  15. 2 points
    Every now and then I seem to drift back in here. My most recent absence can be explained by having no capacity to grow whatsoever, but now that the law is changing I might be looking to get the most out of those 4 legal plants. Plus I'm starting to miss being around people that I have at least *something* in common with, heh... I think I already know what I'll post about first, as it's more of an invention really. Unless someone beat me to it in the past two years that I've been using it but not writing about it. Keep on the
  16. 2 points
    Hi Shadey, haven't posted a link to the kit webpage because I ignore if it is against the forum rules (BTW haven't found them), but yes it has an oxygen pump and air stone and clay balls. I have already ordered also a Ph Milwaukee PH600 pen but no PPM at all (what does it mean?). Thanks for the tip on the water and peroxide, very interesting info there. I hope my kit will come as the little monster is reaching soon the lights rooftop. Do you think I shall change from now the light cycle to 18/7 ? Thanks for your support ...
  17. 2 points
    Hi Shadey, definitely latin is more elegant than just asteriscs 😁, my Skunk will remain in the WC to death so at least now it smells good. The current Afgan #1 seems to be delighted with that light, but now I feel a little greedy because it is in a 24/7 light cycle. That wasn't a problem with the Skunk and two remaining Amnesia (they haven't started flowering yet)., but guess I will have to change the light cycle when putting it in the tent. This the kit that is on the way: The nutrients are General Hydroponics Flora Gro+Bloom, I can give you more details when it will arrive. I have doubts about what kind of water should I use and whether I should change the light cycle from now on so if it has been a mistake it will not be more harmful. I promise to bury you with endless noob questions 😁 . Will read all the related posts and watch Youtube videos, I don't want to coitus up this time and your help will be priceless, thanks for all ...
  18. 2 points
    Sorry to hear your skunk had coitus, shit happens. Wow they are some big ass leaves for a small plant. The nodes must be really close together. Your light is working well, stopping it stretching. Labrat is the dwc expert. He loves silly noob questions I get to read the answers and learn as well lol. Don't worry about asking questions, there's lots of posts to read on here that will help you out. I expect he will read this shortly and give you a run down. What size reservoir and nutrients will you be using?
  19. 2 points
    More than likely, your 100mg bottle is 100mg of CBD content in a 15ml bottle. Personally I sometimes take as much as 100mg of CBD per dose, so if you're splitting your bottle up, I wouldn't be surprised if you don't get much out of it.
  20. 2 points
    Hi again! I'm not sure if i have done this correctly. So half of small branches to each plant are gone now, I cut them off. It was only necessary to cut the leaves off from the branches, not the whole branches? You can zoom on the picture to see the numbers. And the plant fron the right is sick, I know that plants leaves will start drooping if they've been over-watered or under-watered. What do you think about cheap tents? I think i will buy one at size 240*120*200cm or 120*120cm it's enough for 3 plants? Also I'm looking to buy this carbon filter. Kitbag, Mars Hydro or no name?
  21. 2 points
    Looking good Wizard. I think I may have to do the same with my one plant outside and thin it out a bit or pull the branches open more.
  22. 2 points
    I just checked my ph is at 5 so its a little low but I also haven’t used my ph meter in about a year so I’m not sure how accurate it still is. I think part of the issue may be I have some reflective adhesive in the lid of my reservoir and some water got on to it and the adhesive got wet and leaked into the reservoir. My roots don’t seem to be bad with root rot but there is some buildup of snot on my air stone so that’s possibly it. Of course I ran out of H2o2 and can’t get any until Monday or Tuesday at the earliest. Here’s to hoping this one doesn’t die and I don’t have to scratch this go.
  23. 2 points
    07/17/2018 14:30 EDT | Updated 19 hours ago U.S. Border Officials Might Already Know All About Your Cannabis Use Records of your legal purchases or weed-related employment history may reach the border long before you do. By Kyla Lee 07/17/2018 Since the legalization of recreational cannabis, cross-border travel has been on the minds of many Canadians. The United States government still considers cannabis to be an illegal drug, and those who admit to using cannabis or working in the cannabis industry may be subject to a lifetime ban on entry into the United States. Right now, we do not know much about what will happen when Canadians involved with recreational cannabis attempt to enter the United States, other than that it will cause a host of problems. And with relations between Canada and the United States strained over trade and tariffs, those concerns are at an all-time high. Christopher Morris - Corbis via Getty Images Cars line up to enter the United States at the Peace Arch border crossing, between British Columbia and Washington State. Why can the United States deny entry to legal cannabis users? Despite the fact that many states have legalized recreational cannabis, marijuana is still considered an illegal drug because drugs are regulated federally, and not by individual states. The United States is the birthplace of the war on drugs, and law enforcement operates on the assumption that the sale and distribution of cannabis is connected to violent crime. Canadians who use marijuana or who earn their income from the sale of cannabis are effectively admitting to what amounts to a criminal act under American law. The United States is entitled to pass laws as it sees fit, even if its laws are in conflict with other countries. And where those laws conflict, such as will be the case with Canada and marijuana, the sovereign state has the right to deny entry to those who violate their laws, even if it occurs outside the country. Questions about employment in the cannabis industry could be fatal to a request to enter the United States, as could answers that reveal the use of cannabis. Think of how Canada prosecutes individuals who travel outside Canada to engage in child sex tourism, and how it can deny entry to individuals who participate in those activities even where they are considered lawful. How can border officials determine a person is a cannabis user or worker? Typically, a border agent will ask a person questions to determine whether they are inadmissible. Questions about employment in the cannabis industry could be fatal to a request to enter the United States, as could answers that reveal the use of cannabis. But border officials do not always have to ask these questions to determine whether a person is inadmissible because of cannabis use. One way that Canadians could be denied entry may be by way of their driving record. Convictions for cannabis-impaired driving offences could lead to a denial of entry. Similarly, administrative prohibitions for drugged driving can also have an impact. There are also concerns that U.S. border officials may have access to Canadian information about the purchase and sale of recreational cannabis. Canadian provinces will keep various databases, including online purchase records and registered grow operation records. Canadian registries of marijuana purchases have been alleged to be potential sources intended to be used by federal border offices in the U.S. to deny entry. Even the U.S. Patriot Act permits border officials to access information like credit card data. Bloomberg via Getty Images A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision might be able to put a stop to that. A challenge to an application for disclosure of evidence in a tobacco company lawsuit might put the brakes on the United States having access to this information as it related to lawful cannabis. The British Columbia government sued tobacco companies for recovery of health care costs. In the course of the lawsuit, the tobacco companies sought production of health care records contained in provincial databases. The Supreme Court of Canada determined that because those records are part of private medical records, they were exempt from disclosure. As a result of this Supreme Court decision, U.S. border guards may not have access to cannabis records much longer. However, there may be a way around the results of this decision. The need to share this information may nevertheless win out over privacy rights. The level of privacy expected at the border is very low. Moreover, because the issue arguably relates to national security and the drug trade can be considered a national security issue, the need to share this information may nevertheless win out over privacy rights. Nevertheless, there is at least a foothold from which Canada can position itself to protect its citizens by denying access to this data. If American authorities are capable of accessing this information, and our governments are aware of the potential consequences, governments should think twice about what type of information they retain about cannabis purchasers and employees — even collecting or storing it at all. This would be a relief to many Canadians hoping to light up after Oct. 17, 2018, the date cannabis is expected to become legal. It is important to bear in mind that Canada and the provinces do not keep records of who purchases alcohol — so why would it be necessary to keep records for cannabis after its legalization? Inevitably, this decision will have an impact on how cannabis data is collected, stored, accessed — and possibly shared — by government. One thing is clear: this Supreme Court decision is a step in the right direction toward protecting Canadians from border-related consequences in relation to lawful cannabis. https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/kyla-lee/us-canada-border-marijuana_a_23481830
  24. 2 points
    I'm running for mayor here and promise to clean up the lake. Marijuana will do the trick. Google chernobyl marijuana cleanup fukushima We should get started planting Pot today to fix the problem
  25. 2 points
    I burned the leaves on a couple of my mother plants the other week, it looks similar to nute burn, but with mine the leaves curled and rolled up trying to get more distance from the light. They were also very dry and extra crispy lol. Nute burn doesn't tend to make things crispy like heat or light burn at first. I also have the same problem with a bit of nute burn on my plants, as I changed my soil and its a little warm for them, Promix HP is a good medium to add to a hot soil as its got nothing added except perlite and has better drainage. When I saw that middle plant in the bottom pic, I thought, WTF type of plant is that lol. Then I realized you had a tree branch stuck in front of it supporting the stem lol. Be careful you don't introduce pests into your grow room, with organic things from outside. Depending on how long you vege them will determine if you need to add anything else to the soil for food. It usually says on the bag or the web site how long you can go for in certain size pots. I have found I need to add extra P and K half way through flowering with the J A W soil I was using.
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