Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado

April 15, 2014 Leave a comment

It has been more than a year when the Amendment 64 took place and the use of Marijuana for recreational purpose was legalized. Just after three months of the first retail sales, the popularity of the legalization has increased many folds. The latest survey by the Public Policy Polling states that 57 percent of the people approve of its legalization whereas 35 percent of them disapprove it which makes a difference of 22 points. The Amendment 64 for legalization of Marijuana was passed with a margin of just 10 points. It is now evident that the people are now looking at the benefits of legalizing use of Marijuana from their own eyes and hence the support will continue to grow.

The drug is used equally by the black or brown people and white people but mostly the blacks are targeted. The passing of the law to legalize the use of Marijuana will not end but certainly reduce the racial disparity. As it is known that the war on the drug has led to mass incarceration and criminalization of the people of color and the legalization of the use of Marijuana is just one step towards ending this discrimination.  Mentioned below are the three reasons as to why legalization of the use of marijuana is beneficial:

  1. The law newly made in Colorado allows the people who are 21 years or above use, possess, sell up and produce one ounce of marijuana at one time. This is going to affect the people in Colorado which will be measurable as the racial disparity shown for the arrest of people possessing marijuana in Colorado has been considerable. It has been reported that in the last one decade the blacks who were arrested for the possession of marijuana was 3 times more than the whites though they are the biggest users. The arrests for possession of marijuana can be devastating as an arrest record can affects a person’s probability of getting a job, student loan, housing and other public benefits. Making marijuana legal will prevent these arrests.
  2. This is not decriminalization and hence the new law says that there will not be any arrest for the possession of Marijuana in Colorado. There is vast difference between the word decriminalization and legalization. In decriminalization only the word criminal is removed but the civil penalties related to the possession of marijuana stays. However, in Colorado the marijuana industry has now been made legal and at the times above ground. Thus, people at Colorado have all the rights to possess marijuana products, but with some restrictions like that of the age, public use and driving. The police now will not be able to racially discriminate a person by saying that they smelled marijuana or they have seen it in plain view.
  3. The issues related to illicit market will be reduced. With legalization the users of marijuana will start buying it from the regulated head shops and hence we will see all the problems said to be due to marijuana will be eliminated as the actual problem was with its prohibition. The issues that were related to the drug trade at street corner will begin to fall as the illegal market will be gradually replaced by head shops that will be well guarded and will have security systems along with camera. The consumers now will have the liberty to choose from a range of marijuana products. The consumers will know what they are getting instead of getting it sheepishly and at a price or potency that he is capable of. Initially the prices of marijuana were just like they were before. Now, this is because the marijuana market has not opened up. But, following weeks when the market opens up and more and more stores start selling marijuana then they will get their choice of marijuana at a very low price comparatively. Those people who do not want to buy from store can grow to a limit of 6 marijuana plants. Legalization of the use of marijuana is definitely a great step in the history of Colorado.
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Cigar-shipment complaints

May 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Sunday’s column will be about the converse of Maryland’s recent decision to allow wine shipments direct to consumers: Maryland’s new ban on the shipment of cigars to consumers, which has smokers bombarding Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot with emails. An excerpt from the column:

“Cigar enthusiasts across Maryland have flooded our emails and phone lines” with complaints, says Brian Berman, membership director for Cigar Rights of America, a nonprofit advocacy group based in Virginia.

Philadelphia-based Holt’s Cigar Co…. sent customers an email Tuesday describing the new Maryland law as “unconstitutional, anti-freedom, anti-choice and wholly un-American” and urged them to contact Franchot.

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Among College Students Hookah Use Common

Hookah smoking by young adults is popular despite a potentially negative effect on their health, a new study has found.

Hookah bars are cropping up everywhere – from chic downtown cafes to locations near college campuses, where they’ve found a loyal customer base in young adults.

A hookah, or water pipe, is a single or multi-stemmed smoking instrument, often made of glass, consisting of a smoke chamber, a bowl, a pipe and a hose. The instrument uses charcoal to heat specially made tobacco that has been soaked in molasses or honey and is highly flavored.

Most hookah cafes offer a wide variety of flavorings on their menu – everything from chocolate to bubble gum, mango to jasmine, mint to rose petals.

“The popularity of hookah smoking among young adults is quite alarming given the potential for negative health effects,” said lead author Erin L. Sutfin, an assistant professor at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

“Unfortunately, many young adults are misinformed about the safety of hookah smoking and some mistakenly believe it to be safer than cigarette smoking,” she said.

For their study, researchers sent a web-based survey to a random sample of students from eight North Carolina colleges and universities asking about smoking patterns, drug habits, and the students’ knowledge about these activities.

They found that 40.3% – more than one-third of the students surveyed – reported having ever smoked tobacco from a hookah, while only a slightly higher percentage (46.6) reported having ever smoked a cigarette.

Nearly 25% of students reported being current smokers of cigarettes, and 17.4% said they actively use hookahs.

The survey results showed that freshmen and males were more likely to use hookahs, and that there was an association between those individuals who used hookahs and those who smoked cigarettes, smoked marijuana, had a history of other illegal drug use, and had drank alcohol in the 30 days prior to the survey.

It was also clear from the results that hookah users, in general, shared a mistaken perception that somehow smoking from a hookah was less harmful than smoking a cigarette.

The study appeared online in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

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Grint Smoking Weed From A Bong

April 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Just in time for 4/20, a photograph allegedly showing Rupert Grint, who plays Harry Potter’s best friend Ronald Weasley, smoking weed from a bong at a cast party has been going around the Interwebs. Of course celebrity gossip bloggers treated the story with appropriate amounts of skepticism and waited for a confirmation before posting the picture. JK…Rowling!

Turns out that’s not Rupert Grint in the picture after all, just some random ginger kid getting high. The dude does look very similar to Grint, except far more muscular.

As if there would be anything scandalous about a 22-year-old actor smoking marijuana anyway. So sorry to disappoint all you Harry Potter potheads, but it’s not him.

Grint’s not the first young star to be mistaken for a drug-using doppelgänger. Justin Bieber fans flipped out when a photo of a look-a-like smoking a crack pipe made the rounds on the internet.

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Pink cute glass smoking pipes

April 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Glass smoking pipes pink cute mini Crystal 1-Hose

# Place of Origin: Zhejiang China (Mainland)
# Model Number: YF-Small Hookah
# Port: NINGBO

The design changed in many kind of color the customer chooses

You can choose any bottle to go with the rod, and the hookah hose can do with 2, 3, hoses, or 4 hoses.

Hookahs are the latest fashion trend all over the world and canbe used as the main pieces of decoration, these hookahs are ideal for living rooms and commercial showrooms

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Glass smoking pipe hookah

April 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Multicolor snuff pipe of the art of high quality cigar snuff pipes, filter holder GP44

* Place of Origin: Guangdong China (Mainland)
* Model : G007
* Port: shenzhen
* Brand: GM

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Compact and elegant Glass pipes for easier to smoke

November 30, 2010 Leave a comment

A glass pipe water filters to a large number of carcinogens in a large number of snuff products.water glass pipes also cool the smoke,the smoke is less serious when it enters the throat and lungs.Although cigarettes may be a more effective and easier to smoke,snuff,glass water pipes are a fun and healthy alternative.Many people opt for glass pipe to show their status and style.Many people like to have a variety of collection and use depending on the application of the occasion.

Both functional and an excellent illustration of the glass tubes.Shop Online has an excellent collection of glass pipes and there are other online s hops that offer glass tubes,but not as special as the ends of the pipes.Today,many smokers use smoking pipes glass snuff and quitting smoking improves.They say,smoking a glass pipe is slimmer much simpler then filtered cigarettes.

Glass pipes and Glass bongs are great for around the care because they are compact and elegant.The glass pipes is a straight tube without bending.Glass pipes have the advantages of glass tubes,such as taste and his ability not to be hot,but they can be easily implemented.They are made from Pyrex glass and blown glass can be alone or inside. Despite the correctness of the basin,and the fact that tobacco is upright when the line is brought to your mouth,believe that smoking does not fall if it is tight. for more info.