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Top 3 Mistakes Made by People Who Try Getting a Medical Marijuana Card

Reasons to get a Medical Marijuana card

The Many Uses of Marijuana: Do you suffer from a degenerative disease? Are you suffering from lack of sleep or chronic pain? Do you use marijuana illegally and want to stop risking your freedom and livelihood buying drugs from criminals? If you can answer YES to any of these, I can tell you that you are not alone.

The marijuana-for-health movement has been growing in numbers and it is spreading across the country. Every year, more and more states have politicians lobbying for cannabis reform and legislation that brings the healing benefits of marijuana to deserving patients. But who has the right to claim this prize? Can anybody really get a medical marijuana card, or is it only for the seriously sick and the terminally ill?

Getting Medical Marijuana Mistakes and Misconceptions

Those who are new to using marijuana or are not aware of cannabis used for legal and medical purposes are all over and everyday more of them are becoming educated about the amazing benefits of becoming a legal marijuana patient. The first step for anybody seeking information about how to get medical marijuana card is to take special note of the top mistakes made by aspiring patients:

1. Lack of understanding of Marijuana Laws and the states that they apply in

People need to remember that all forms of use, possession and sale of marijuana are still illegal in the United States under federal law. However, if people were to read the state laws and do proper research, they would know that state laws offer a safe legal haven for those who seek to use cannabis for its medical benefits and are therefore protected by the state if they follow ALL PROPER STEPS.

2. Aspiring patients do not know the system for getting a Medical Marijuana card

Marijuana itself is one of the largest agricultural industries in the world, and the branch of medicinal marijuana is gigantic in itself. This massive-scale business operates on a very fine line when trying to weigh the needs of the patients and the law makers. Those who do not understand the pressure and needs of this industry are going to be rejected due to the fact that doctors, growers, 420 small businesses, and politicians are all people pushing for a cause, and they are very protective of their image. It would look very bad if stereotypical marijuana users were bragging to reporters about their ability to cheat the system. Getting a medical marijuana card in your state protects you by state regulations making it a process which must follow the laws.

3. People have no clue where to begin

One of the most difficult parts about how to get a medical marijuana card in California, or anywhere else, is beginning the process in a correct and legal way. Using an internet search engine, one can see that an inquiry for medical marijuana brings nothing but a large number of advertisements for doctors and dispensaries selling their goods along with a political battleground over legalization.The medical pages give strict restrictions to their practice and only schedule appointments with those who have met qualification guidelines, while the dispensaries taunt you with their beautiful legal medication! So how do you get this ball rolling…

Becoming a patient

In order to get a medical marijuana card in California or anywhere else, you only must have an approved reason or condition, see a doctor that is authorized to recommend the use of cannabis, and then find someone that is legally authorized to “supply” you(it is illegal to profit from the sale of marijuana, so collectives and dispensaries only accept “donations” in exchange for their products). This sounds like a simple process, but it can only be done if you remember to not make the 3 most common mistakes!

Sounds easy right?

The problem is that people do not research the process well enough, and end up being dismissed when they go for their first meeting with a “pot doc”. Doctors have absolutely no problem with flat out rejecting patients who come in asking for medicinal marijuana and are unprepared. It is important that YOU DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE YOU GO TO THE DOCTOR!

I wish good luck to all aspiring medical marijuana patients out there and offer comfort that with proper knowledge, you will soon be able to use the medicine that you need if you properly educate yourself first.

Source by Kevin L Fox

Cheap Grow Light System For Growing Marijuana At Home

Finding an inexpensive grow light for home use.

When growing 420 at home, the cost of a grow light can get quite expensive for example :

If your budget allows for a high quality grow light my recommendation is :

 

Growstar 1000W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Dense Flowers/Hydroponics/Indoor Veg/Greenhouse(12 Bands,5Wx200pcs Leds)

Growstar 1000 Watt Grow Light

Growstar 1000 Watt Grow Light

Growstar 1000 Watt

Growstar 1000 Watt Grow Light . Great light in the medium price range

【Secondary Focusing Lens,Great Innovation】90° secondary focusing lenses help collect and focus the spectral growing power to penetrate deep within the plant canopy.This ensures that maximum light energy is transferred directly to the leaf surface,reducing 30% light loss.This is a great innovation which improves higher PAR than any other brands on the market.In addition,each diode is fully zener protected.Thanks to our quality components,our light will be an optimal choice for your plants!
【Superior 12-Band Spectrum】12 Different bands of complete light spectrum all the way from the depths of UV to the upper IR gives your plants EXACTLY the finely tuned spectrum that they need and promotes higher yields,larger fruit,bigger flowers-all with increased potency and health.
【Adjustable 3 Channels with Veg/Bloom Switch】VEG channel mainly emits blue spectrum which is the most effective to the growing of plants roots,stems and leaves.While bloom channel emits red spectrum preferable for flowering and fruiting.A combination of Veg/Bloom spectrum will be optimal for overall growth.Independent button design will make the full use of minimum power usage and heat to get maximum yield.
【Optimal Cooling System】Revolutionary aluminum cooling heat sinks and 3pcs high speed quite cooling fans will significantly improve the cooling efficiency,ensuring high lumen output throughout its lifespan.No need to worry about running high watts LED plant lights.
【High efficiency and Environmental Friendly】By closely matching the curve of photosynthesis as possible,we’re able to use 100% of power usage towards actual growth. Traditional HID lights and white LEDs emit only 40% of usable light while the rest is wasted in power consumption and heat.Most importantly,HID lights will do harm to the environment while all of our LED grow lights will be environmental friendly,converting electric energy into luminous energy.

For those looking to grow marijuana at home on a budget you should consider buying the Unifun 45w Grow Light 

unifun grow light

45 W Unifun Grow Light

unifun grow light2

unifun grow light2

45W LED Grow Light, UNIFUN New Light Plant Bulbs Plant Growing Bulb for Hydroponic Aquatic Indoor Plants (Cheap Grow Light for Marijuana at home)

New Upgrade 45W Grow Light: Compared with old version, the newest grow light includes UV and IR which is ideal for all kinds of indoor plants seeding growing and flowering at all growth stages.
Peak Wavelength: Red/blue/UV/IR 4 peak bands can provide plants, Veg and Flower all stages with everything they desire in the natural sunlight.
High Cost Performance: low power consumption but high luminous efficiency, long service life about 50,000hrs. No fan no noise and new upgraded cooling heat sinks.
Plants’ Lucky Star: This product is suitable for bananas, flowers, dendrobium orchids, seaweed, green peppers, eggplant, bitter gourd, tomatoes, grapes, lettuce and so on. Note: the light is very bright, it is good for plant growth, but it may be a bit too harsh, please don’t stare at it for a long time, we suggest wearing sunglasses when you are under the light.
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I ordered this light for growing indoors all year long, i had been wanting to get one for a long time but the price on this one i had to pull the trigger and give it a shot.
My wife loves to have fresh tomatoes and with this light i will be able to make a small in door greenhouse so i can grow all year round.
The light does have a purplish hue to it as would any grow light, but as compared to other ones that i have looked at this one uses less power and it LED rather than florescent.
This one is a square shape which i like rather than a long like all the others i looked at on amazon.
I did a TON of research on this type of thing before deciding on this one and i must say so-far i am NOT dispensation.
Highly Recommend this grow Light

Pro
Grow All year round
Square shape
Fresh veggies all year
Low power consumption
LED

Con
Mine makes a brief humming noise when i turn it on, not a huge deal it stops after a few seconds.

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Oregon the quest to legalize marijuana

Legal marijuana in Oregon: A look at the state’s pot history
Here’s the first part of the O’s chronology: “1973: Oregon becomes the first state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, making it a ticket more akin to a traffic offense” Followed by: “1998: Oregon voters approve marijuana for medicinal use.”

Oregon’s history of 420 legalization has been a long and steady climb to finally getting it legal.

NORML still existed, yet by the time I got involved in 1983 it had dumped its 501c4 political wing and was solely a 501c3 educational organization. In 1984, NORML was moribund. Yet there were people out there, some of whom were connected to NORML, some of whom – like the Yippies – weren’t. We were scattered.

NORML, or the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to establishing fairer, evidence-based laws regarding cannabis. Although the organisation is based in Washington, USA, chapters in other several other countries including Canada, the UK and Australia are now established.

The Original US Chapter
NORML was founded in 1970 by Keith Stroup, an Illinois-based attorney, who decided to establish the organisation after meeting the political activist (and popular independent candidate for the Presidency of the USA) Ralph Nader. After seeing Nader’s efforts in founding consumer protection groups, Stroup was inspired to create a similarly set-up organisation that would treat the rights of cannabis users as any other consumer interest group.

NORML’s organisational structure served as an example for the formation of several other national and regional branches, known as chapters. Currently, there are 185 chapters and a Legal Committee of 550 lawyers operating under the NORML banner.

It still works on behalf of the same aspects it did way back then.

Oregon has undergone changes to the way they brought marijuana legalization to the citizens,
Ballot Measure 5 was also known as the Oregon Marijuana Initiative. It was a simple yet broadly written law which would’ve legalized private cultivation and possession for personal use by adults (anyone over age 18). There were no plant number or weight limits. Private and personal use were left undefined. The language would never pass muster these days; no one in their right minds would fund a proposal like that.
In the 2012 election cycle, three different groups vied to put legalization measures on the Oregon ballot. One was backed by Paul Stanford, who’d tried for several years to get his Oregon Cannabis Tax Act on the ballot, and in 2012 he managed to pull it off.

Oregon’s 2014 ballot, called Measure 91 and from this point forward Oregon had placed a law on the books legalizing it , adding age restrictions and weights. So yes Oregon there is a Santa CLAUS and he too partakes.

Growing 420 support

Growing 420 Growing Support

Female and male marijuana plants- how to tell the difference

Female Cannabis

Female and Male Marijuana Plants Telling a female marijuana plant from a male one can be tricky for the inexperienced grower. It is, however, essential to get a knack for doing this as early as possible. Unless you’re breeding or cross-breeding marijuana, there is no reason to have male plants in the grow room. In actual fact, having a male marijuana plant in the grow room does way more harm than good.If a male is kept in a grow room, it will eventually release a pollen which pollenates the female flower. Once this has happened the female bud will have seeds, the plant is less potent and now also full of seeds. If you have any males in the grow room, rip them out as soon as you see them. If you manage to do this, your buds will be ‘sinsemilla’ literally meaning without seeds. Check the description below and also have a look at some marijuana pictures. This is the best way to easily tell a male marijuana plant from a female one.For a complete guide to marijuana sexing click here.Female Marijuana Plant PicturesMale Marijuana Plant PicturesFemale marijuana plantsClusters of flowers known as buds or colas only occur on female or hermaphrodite plants. Hermaphrodites are plants that are part male, part female. If you want sinsemilla buds, make sure you only have pure females.Plants in constant light can sometimes start to show some pre-flowers after only a few weeks of growth. Usually though it takes a change in light cycle to trigger the plants into full reproductive mode. Most varieties of marijuana require 12 hours of darkness per day to induce their flowering cycles. Sativa varieties sometimes need more. Indica varieties can sometimes take less. Ruderalis varieties can flower whatever.  Early female marijuana flowers look like little furry hairs, usually white, but they can be other colors. Early male flowers look a bit like small bunches of mini green bananas. Look near the leaf joins on your plants to see them emerging.    Even pure female plants have the potential to turn male or hermaphrodite. This can happen if the plant is stressed too much through bad treatment or if chemicals are applied to the plant to induce male flowering.   Male marijuana plants   Unless you have plans to breed or to produce lots of seeds, always separate male and female plants as soon as their sex becomes apparent. Remember one or two male marijuana plants can turn a whole crop to seed and you just don’t want that happening.Once you have a good female plant that you would like to keep you can place it in constant light to stop it from flowering. This plant can then be a “mother” for you to take cuttings from whenever you wish. See the cloning marijuana section for more info.

Male Marijuana plant

Male Marijuana plant

Colorado court: Some pot cases can be overturned – Yahoo News

 

420 Charges Overturned

Colorado 420 charges can be over turned.

DENVER (AP) — Some people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana can ask for those convictions to be thrown out under the law that legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado, the state’s second-highest court ruled Thursday.

The Colorado Court of Appeals said people whose cases were under appeal when Amendment 64 on recreational marijuana took effect in December 2012 are eligible to have their convictions reversed.

Brian Vicente, one of the amendment’s authors, called the ruling a “huge victory.” Vicente said Colorado prosecuted as many as 9,000 cases a year for marijuana possession. After pot was decriminalized, a number of appeals were still in the courts.

Tom Raynes, director of the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council, said it would be difficult to quickly pin down how many cases would be affected by the ruling, but he believed the number would be small.

Attorney General John Suthers said his office likely would appeal, noting it is well-established that laws cannot be applied retroactively unless lawmakers or voters clearly indicate they should be.

“That was not the case with Amendment 64,” Suthers said in a statement.

The ruling came in the case of Brandi Jessica Russell, who was convicted in Grand County of possessing one gram or less of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana concentrate and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Her attorney, Brian Emeson, said Thursday the ruling is another indication the “tide is turning” on the nationwide attitude toward possession of small amounts of pot.

Emeson said he still handles a number of marijuana appeals, which shows prosecutors have not backed off.

“This ruling shows it would be wise for them to focus on more pressing matters,” he said.

Amendment 64 decriminalized the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana and covers regular marijuana as well as concentrate.

Russell was sentenced in August 2011 to four years of supervised probation and 192 hours of community service, plus a suspended 90-day jail term. The appeals court overturned the convictions and sentences for possession of marijuana Thursday and sent the case back to the trial courts.

Russell and prosecutors in her case couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.

In the ruling, the judges said Amendment 64 didn’t include a provision for throwing out convictions imposed before its passage. However, they said state law allows a defendant to received post-conviction relief “if there has been a significant change in the law.”

They compared Amendment 64 to lawmakers’ decision in the 1970s to make marijuana possession a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail, down from a maximum sentence of 15 years, under a statute passed a decade earlier. At the time, the court said defendants were entitled to appeal their convictions after that change.

“Amendment 64, by decriminalizing the personal use or possession of one ounce or less of marijuana, meets the statutory requirement for a significant change in the law,” the judges ruled.

Marijuana advocates cheered the ruling but said it won’t affect most marijuana convicts.

“If I had a marijuana conviction 10 years ago, that doesn’t go away,” said Sean McAllister, a spokesman for the Colorado chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML.

McAllister is a criminal defense attorney who said most people don’t appeal pot convictions.

“This is the right legal decision, but we are talking about people who are disproportionately poor, minorities, unlikely to pursue an appeal,” McAllister said.

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Colo. Marijuana Businesses Embrace New Drug at Center of DEA Crackdown in Calif – Yahoo News

While Drug Enforcement Administration agents in California are cracking down on the popular new drug known as “wax,” people in Colorado are rushing to embrace it.

Wax, the ultimate distillation of marijuana, is so potent that it is said a single hit will keep a person high for more than a day.

“There is no weed out there that possesses the punching power that the wax does,” an undercover DEA informant who asked to remain anonymous told ABC News’ “Nightline.” “And it’s like smoking 20 joints of the best grade of weed that you have into one hit of the wax.”

Watch the full story tonight on ABC News’ “Nightline” at 12:35 a.m. ET.

Making the drug is risky. Butane, a substance so flammable that any spark can set off an explosion, is used to strip out the THC, the chemical in marijuana that gets a person high. But law enforcement says the process of making wax is not the only thing dangerous about it.

“We have seen people have an onset of psychosis and even brain damage from that exposure to that high concentration of THC,” said Gary Hill, assistant special agent in charge at the DEA’s San Diego office. “Our concern is that this is going to spread before we get it under control.”

But a thousand miles away, in Colorado, wax is legal. Anyone over 21 can walk into a recreational marijuana dispensary and buy it right off the shelf. There’s even a three-day contest, named the X-Cup, held in broad daylight in Denver, to see who can make the most potent batch of the same drug upon which DEA agents are cracking down in California.

The contest also serves as a new kind of trade show for budding entrepreneurs trying to position themselves in the new legal wax marketplace, and they come from all walks of life. “Nightline” met some of the contestants in November at the first annual X-Cup hosted by Thurlow Weed.

“I don’t smoke like those guys in there either, to be honest with you,” Brodie Hill told “Nightline.”

Hill moved his whole family from Texas to Colorado to try to get into the wax business. His wife, Melissa Sled, uses the products her husband makes.

“It’s a mom-and-pop business,” Sled told “Nightline.”

Emily Rodriguez and Selena Salazar were the only two women to enter the X-Cup. The two hoped to make their mark on the wax industry by winning the competition.

“We do this outside because we don’t want it to explode,” Emily Rodriguez told “Nightline” while making a batch. “We don’t want to blow ourselves up.”

Jay Hood, who was the winner of best THC in the contest, recognized that wax can be dangerous.

“I’ve seen some guys pass out,” Hood told “Nightline.”

But, he added, “The American dream is definitely getting closer and closer. It’s the new gold rush.”

For now, in Colorado, the DEA has decided to allow state-regulated marijuana businesses to operate despite federal law, creating what is sure to be a huge tax windfall for the state.

“We catch ourselves in a rock and a hard place,” Gary Hill, the DEA agent, told “Nightline.” “We want to enforce federal laws, but we have times when state laws make it difficult for us to be able to enforce the federal laws, as well.”

http://news.yahoo.com/colo-marijuana-businesses-embrace-drug-center-dea-crackdown-015551827–abc-news-topstories.html

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