Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Laboratory: Street-Bought Marijuana 'Unfit for Consumption'

The Gaylord Herald-Times is reporting that the owner of a lab that specializes in testing medical marijuana for contaminants says he's found unacceptable levels of pesticides and other chemicals in marijuana bought off the street.
Some gnarly-looking schwag

Lab Tech Dan Tomaski claims that he's found pesticides at a concentration of 60 times what's allowed in commercial spinach in samples obtained from street dealers in Michigan.

Mold, dirt, and suspected insect droppings were also found in the samples, according to Tomaski.

“These are unfit for consumption,” he said.“We published this report to show what some people would be forced back into using if these collectives close,” he said, referring to last month’s court ruling that is forcing the closure of medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. “It’s making it more dangerous for patients. I don’t understand why courts are forcing patients back into that.”

You can read the first volume of Tomaski's 'Schwag Report' here.

Kevin Smith Tells Jay Leno All About Smoking Marijuana

Kevin Smith was a guest on The Tonight Show last week to promote his new movie 'Red State', but he wound up using most of his time to talk about Marijuana.

When Jay asked Kevin if he'd quit smoking cigarettes, Kevin replied that he had. By switching to weed.

"I simply started smoking weed instead," Smith said. "You smoke cigarettes and you feel dead, but you smoke weed and you're like hey, maybe I can get things done. Or watch a lot of TV."

Smith says he started smoking weed at age 38 and that it was a "wise decision", but said he had to reprogram his brain to avoid eating when high.

"I've trained myself to not eat while I'm smoking weed, and if I want to eat, I just smoke more weed" he said.

Jay was obviously uncomfortable about the subject matter and tried to steer the conversation away from marijuana by asking about Smith's new podcast, but Smith says that too came from smoking weed.

"That came from that too," he said "When I started smoking weed I started chasing whimsies".

Check out the interview for yourself right here:

Friday, September 2, 2011

Study: Jesus Was a Medical Marijuana User

Okay, everybody needs to head on over to this blog called Patients for Medical Cannabis and read their latest post.

Everybody knows that Jesus performed miracles and healed the sick, and some people know that he used anointing oils and incense in his rituals, but few realize that those oils and incenses actually contained cannabis extracts. Well, at least according to this article from author Chris Bennett.

So Jesus used these oils to anoint the diseased and the were miraculously cured.

The power of Jesus or the power of weed? You be the judge:

The blog post also provides a recipe for your own anointing oil. Pretty awesome! I can't wait to try some of this stuff!