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Celebrating 4/20 This Thursday?

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Here's some tunes to celebrate 4:20!



 

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Medication is for pain. Those who self-medicate their emotional pain with alcohol or narcotics may be able to forget the pain for a while, but they will never remove it.

I love life enough that I want to be sober to enjoy it. The rest of you can take whatever you need to escape it -- just don't drive under the influence.
 

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Medication is for pain. Those who self-medicate their emotional pain with alcohol or narcotics may be able to forget the pain for a while, but they will never remove it.

I love life enough that I want to be sober to enjoy it. The rest of you can take whatever you need to escape it -- just don't drive under the influence.
It's not an escape. It's an enhancement!
 

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It's not an escape. It's an enhancement!
Does it make one wiser? Nope.
Does it make one more agile? Nope.
Does it make one more productive? Nope.
Does it make one healthier? Nope.
Does it make one richer? Nope.

In what way is life then enhanced?
 

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View attachment 90079 4-20 will be a somber day around the cracker house as we remember those who were massacred by federal troops and company cops.
We are 100 miles from the Big Sandy Massacre and the Ludlow Massacre.
We are just as much in danger of another Ludlow Massacre in 1914 as we are today.
Let us hope history does no repeat itself.



The Ludlow Massacre was an attack by the Colorado National Guard andColorado Fuel & Iron Company camp guards on a tent colony of 1,200 strikingcoal miners and their families at Ludlow, Colorado, on April 20, 1914. About two dozen people, including miners' wives and children, were killed. The chief owner of the mine, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., was widely criticized for the incident.

The massacre, the culmination of an extensive strike against Colorado coal mines, resulted in the violent deaths of between 19 and 26 people; reported death tolls vary but include two women and eleven children, asphyxiated and burned to death under a single tent.
The deaths occurred after a daylong fight between militia and camp guards against striking workers. Ludlow was the deadliest single incident in the southern Colorado Coal Strike, which lasted from September 1913 through December 1914. The strike was organized by the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) against coal mining companies in Colorado. The three largest companies involved were theRockefeller family-owned Colorado Fuel & Iron Company (CF&I), the Rocky Mountain Fuel Company (RMF), and the Victor-American Fuel Company (VAF).

In retaliation for Ludlow, the miners armed themselves and attacked dozens of mines over the next ten days, destroying property and engaging in several skirmishes with the Colorado National Guard along a 40-mile front from Trinidad to Walsenburg.The entire strike would cost between 69 and 199 lives. Thomas G. Andrews described it as the "deadliest strike in the history of the United States".

The Ludlow Massacre was a watershed moment in American labor relations. Historian Howard Zinn described the Ludlow Massacre as "the culminating act of perhaps the most violent struggle between corporate power and laboring men in American history".
Congress responded to public outcry by directing the House Committee on Mines and Mining to investigate the incident.
Its report, published in 1915, was influential in promoting child labor lawsand an eight-hour work day.

The Ludlow site, 18 miles northwest ofTrinidad, Colorado, is now a ghost town. The massacre site is owned by the UMWA, which erected a granitemonument in memory of the miners and their families who died that day.
TheLudlow Tent Colony Site was designated a National Historic Landmark on January 16, 2009, and dedicated on June 28, 2009.
Modernarcheological investigation largely supports the strikers' reports of the event.
Now days corporations just immigrant you out of a job.

I'll pass on the pot and keep my weapons.
 

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Does it make one wiser? Nope.
Does it make one more agile? Nope.
Does it make one more productive? Nope.
Does it make one healthier? Nope.
Does it make one richer? Nope.

In what way is life then enhanced?
Does it make one wiser? Yep, it naturally slows you down and allows you to think things through before acting. Maybe Congress should start each session with a pipe full.
Does it make one more agile? Yep, Many musicians are high on pot when performing. I'd say musicians are agile.
Does it make one more productive? Yep, For 10 years I managed a group of 6 mechanics and 6 helpers. Those guys worked there asses off for the four hours after lunch. They smoked pot at lunch.
Does it make one healthier? Yep, fights many forms of cancer, helps with glaucoma, helps those with MS. Do a little googling and read up on the medial findings in the last few years.
Does it make one richer? Yep, Multi billion dollar industry in Colorado alone. And it's all CASH as the banks won't take the money.

I'd say all the above answers are proof of enhancement.
 
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Does it make one wiser? Yep
Does it make one more agile? Yep
Does it make one more productive? Yep
Does it make one healthier? Yep
Does it make one richer? Yep
I'd say all the above answers are proof of enhancement.
Yeah! You're on a roll mtnman,s tell it like it is.
49 years since my first toke. 18 hours since my last one.

BF

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Agile - yep, I can still touch the floor with the palm of my hand.
 

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Pot is like fire. Use it correctly and you can benefit, abuse it and you will get burned.

Pot can help me reflect on myself and worry/focus on the important things in life; it can relieve my boredom; it helps me relax and sleep.

Smoke too much and that short term memory starts to go.
 
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Yeah! You're on a roll mtnman,s tell it like it is.
49 years since my first toke. 18 hours since my last one.

BF

Damn, where that 'I don't like' button? [that one's for you , <SLV>]
Agile - yep, I can still touch the floor with the palm of my hand.
18 hours? On a holiday? Dang man get home and get to it! If I tried to put my palm flat on the floor I'd get a concussion from falling on my head.
 

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Pot is like fire. Use it correctly and you can benefit, abuse it and you will get burned.

Pot can help me reflect on myself and worry/focus on the important things in life; it can relieve my boredom; it helps me relax and sleep.

Smoke too much and that short term memory starts to go.
I was going to reply...but I forgot what we were talking about...
 

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Here's what you get when you partake...

 

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Enjoy your 420 ..... IMG_20170323_203700.jpg IMG_20170303_193929.jpg
 

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God made marijuana.

No man should be thrown into a cage and have his freedom taken away for growing a plant or being in possession of a nontoxic flower.
Once upon a time, somebody, somewhere said, "See that plant, I think I will try to smoke it." The rest as they say is history.
 

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From the age of 12 to 26 years old, toking was a daily thing. After a 24 year hiatus from marijuana, I took a few hits and my back pain intensified tremendously. A few days later, the all too familiar depression and anxiety appeared. My life is so much better without it.

edit: I have found the topical creams do help with pain relief on the knees and back so mj does have it's medicinal purposes.
 
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This is just useless rambling but silver hit an intra-day low of $17.76 (Kitco Quote) on 4/20. So maybe today (tonight in Asia) the DOG will start toking and begin claiming its "independence" from JPMorgan. Just a thought...................
 

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so, after my meet with the attorney I was heading to "TONYS" for a drink. Passed a Polk county cop, just sitting in a parking lot, and ran into some gal in the alley bout my age pulling a hand cart. Yes she asked for change for a pack of sigs. And, yes I complied with a fist full and then I did the unthinkable. I pulled out my cash and flipped her a twenty also. She asked me if I smoke pot, I told her I ain't smoke pot since I was twenty three. So I ventured on and unloosend my screws with some vodka.

Sometimes things do not go as planned and then some times they just blow up when one is in melt down mode. ghee-hawd I was pissed but smokie the weed? no. but happy pot day...oh and it is that christains birth day also....what did they call him? Oh yeah Hitler....
 

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That's the thing, marijuana grows naturally in the wild. I could never understand that this has gone on for so long without people pushing back on government. Frankly I'm tired of being told what I can and cannot have by a bunch of cucks in Washington
Well then sir, ignore their laws, I mean don't let them get you emotional. They depend on people getting all upset and voicing out.
And man made Oxycodone. What's killing people today? Ever here about the Opioid Addiction problems?
Oxycodone is a fake chemical concoction made to mimic Opium. Opium is what God put on this planet to ease our pain. Not a lot of cases of humans OD'ing on Opium, most nod out first. Opium is made to be smoked or ingested. Processing Opium to obtain more bang for the amount taken is called heroin, again man made. Oxycodone is straight from hell, and designed to kill people.
Nothing, and I mean nothing is safe if taken in excess. God gave man free choice, if the fool abuses anything the fool deserves what he/she gets. It really is pretty simple.
 

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From the age of 12 to 26 years old, toking was a daily thing. After a 24 year hiatus from marijuana, I took a few hits and my back pain intensified tremendously. A few days later, the all too familiar depression and anxiety appeared. My life is so much better without it.

edit: I have found the topical creams do help with pain relief on the knees and back so mj does have it's medicinal purposes.
I've never had any weed that helped at all with pain.

But it is said that the high thc strains won't do that, you need to try strains high in cbd to get the pain relief.
 

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I've never had any weed that helped at all with pain.

But it is said that the high thc strains won't do that, you need to try strains high in cbd to get the pain relief.
I have a different opinion Muj. I was a meatcutter for 24 years and now that I'm in my 60's I'm paying the price of almost two and a half decades working in a refrigerator. Chronic shoulder neck and knee pain and I can say without hesitation that weed definitely helps me with that. It doesn't so much ease the pain than put me in a frame of mine where I still feel the pain but it doesn't bother me nearly as much. That's just me, your milage may vary as I don't think it works the same on everyone
 

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Chronic pain induces HIGH levels of stress. This stress is "enhanced" by many financial, familial and social concerns/pressures. Alcohol, if you can even drink it, does little to help. Other more "natural" practices like meditation are quite difficult to benefit from as the pain is ALWAYS right there with you and doing much to distract you from various mental disciplines. Marijuana, the enhanced strains bred for high levels of THC and the immediately related cannabinoids, doesn't really do much to relieve the pain itself but it does much to relieve the associated stresses which in turn relieves the impact of the stresses on the pain. For this it is quite beneficial to smoke marijuana.

For actual relief of the pain which is inducing the many stresses, it is here where consuming the raw cannabis is most beneficial. Juice some buds, Crush and sprinkle some buds in your salad. If you're confident in your skills cook up a LOT of buds to distill the oil at a low temperature so as to NOT change the THC into it psychoactive form which is what gets you high and take that internally or spread some on your body as needed. The cannabinoids will work to correct the cause of the pain if it's possible.

Marijuana is not a "be all, end all" medicine. However, it does a body and a mind good...sort of like vitamins and minerals.

I think Alton needs a little stress relief before he goes to wrench on his truck.
 

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Ex-DEA Spokeswoman: 'Marijuana Is Safe', Kept Illegal Because It's A 'Cash Cow'
Published: April 21, 2017
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Source: Alex Thomas, TheAntiMedia.org



Before the heroin epidemic became a nationwide problem, claiming thousands of lives; Plano, Texas, was already entrenched. And like many of the places caught in the crosshairs of the continuing heroin crisis, Plano is the last place that one would expect to be swept into the opioid tidal wave.

Anti-Media recently interviewed Texas-native Belita Nelson, who has had an interesting few decades.



For six years she termed herself the “chief propagandist” — or spokeswoman — for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Before that, as a Plano mother and teacher, Belita noticed what was happening in her community. She described Plano as an area rivaling Newtown, Connecticut, or Cape Cod — tight-knit regions where tragedy strikes hard and deep.



She explained that [Plano] has the best school districts in the state of Texas…it’s a gated community. And in 1998, for heroin to be that prevalent in the community was stunning. Stunning. We got all the media attention because we were this upscale Texas neighborhood that nobody thought would be inundated with heroin.”



Nelson decided to take action, saying, I decided I’d had it. I was going to organize my community and fight this thing at the grassroots level. But we were never grassroots because the first thing I did was go on the Oprah show for the DEA.”

Belita stresses that she was never officially employed by the DEA but traveled for six years as a sort of unofficial spokeswoman for the agency. The group recruited her because their goals aligned, and in many ways, she was perfect for the role. She was a mother who had witnessed the toll of heroin first-hand. She was passionate and knew what she was talking about. Belita spoke to schools and parent groups and appeared on television networks.

With the help of a former Dallas Cowboy, she founded the Starfish Foundation to tackle heroin addiction. That organization ran until 2004 when one of the employees pocketed the donation money and left the foundation scrambling in the dark.

In our interview, Belita was hesitant to speak too openly but mentioned that when she first went to work with the DEA (she was contacted and became familiar with agency’s goals), she was told “‘Marijuana is safe, we know it’s safe, but it’s our cash cow and we will never, ever, give it up.’ When the DEA seizes a car or makes a drug bust, it’s likely they’ll find wads of money. They turn in the pot (or other drugs) — and keep the cash. Civil asset forfeiture law essentially gives the police and feds free reign, and they have confiscated billions of dollars from Americans, a majority of whom have not been charged with a crime.

Belita, like many people, posits that the DEA is not willing to give up the long disproven idea that marijuana is a “gateway drug.” Unlike heroin, most people are open to trying marijuana. At high school or college parties, it’s much more likely that a joint is being passed around than a needle. While a joint conjures up images of Bob Weir or SOJA on stage, a needle brings to mind a lifeless Philip Seymour Hoffman or Basquiat.

Belita cut ties with the DEA in 2004 after becoming frustrated with the system and the government’s need to keep marijuana criminalized, despite knowledge that the drug was safe.

While at the Starfish Foundation, Belita heard time and time again the tale of pot-smoking teenagers who were pushed into heroin simply because marijuana carries harsh penalties. And it’s a story that’s been told repeatedly. Today Belita works for the Gridiron Cannabis Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting CTE, concussions, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, neuropathy, dementia, chronic in?ammation, Leukemia, and brain and other cancers. But the group’s pockets that only stretch so far.

In contrast, her opposition — and the opposition of anyone fighting the heroin epidemic and hoping to legalize marijuana — are big pharma companies.

Recently, we’ve seen pharma companies hit the grassroots to secure influence. Anti-Media and a number of other news outlets recently reported on an opioid company pumping half a million dollars into Arizona anti-marijuana groups in an effort to keep the plant illegal. These sorts of campaigns do not serve the dead in Plano and the hundreds of thousands around the nation suffering from opioid addiction. Rather, they benefit CEOs and pharmaceutical groups who have invested millions in developing drugs that minimize pain. Unfortunately, they come with a dangerously high likelihood of addiction.

Big pharma corporations see dollar signs in every painkiller that moves across a counter, but some of which could easily be replaced by marijuana, which is increasingly proven to help decrease pain. So the American consumer, from Plano, Texas, to Portland, Maine, is faced with the dilemma — is it better to be a living Bob Weir or a dead Basquiat?

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Ex-D...ause_It's_A_'Cash_Cow'/58041/0/38/38/Y/M.html
 

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I've never had any weed that helped at all with pain.

But it is said that the high thc strains won't do that, you need to try strains high in cbd to get the pain relief.
Let me check the ingredients on the bottle.

What ever this means...
Flower equivalent. 0.2 oz
D9 THC 402.7 mg
CBD. 443.25 mg
CBN 2.25 mg
CBC. 18 mg
 
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This is wy I do not smokie the pot NO more... yes figured it out...

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play it loud and play it proud..

Sounds like Indica to me.

Try Sativa next time.

And no hybrids for me!