Both the States of Washington and Colorado voted to legalize marijuana. Today was M day in Washington, and Colorado's will be on January 6. BUT....
Medical marijuana states allow 99 plants, but if you want to do this surreptitiously, read this article. I.e., don't. Just today, two intruders were shot trying to steal from a home near Puyallup (Washington). The owner will probably not be charged for the killing, but he will definitely have a legal problem with his mini-farm. Anyhoo, in time, the entire chain from growing to use to enforcement will be sorted out by state authorities. The Feds are, actually watching to see how responsible states can get. Will McDonald's become a purveyor? Nah, just showed it because of the M.
If there was a detector which placed a green M on your forehead if you had smoked this substance, 41% of Americans would be so marked.. If Romney had been elected President, things would not be so sanguine for the Cheech and Chongers.
One ounce of marijuana provides from 30-100 joints, or, say, an average of 60. You reach 100 ng/ml within minutes from your first toke, but this concentration drops to between 1-4 ng/m within three to four hours. While the flowering part of the female plant has the highest concentration of THC, the leaves still give a high. How to tell the difference? Not a joke, but the male plant has balls and the female two white hairs at the leaf nodes. This video explains it all. Also, growers remove the males so that the female is not pollinated, else much of the energy will be used to produce seeds, not THC in the buds. Kind of the reverse of China.
Females (tend to be smaller, have lower water content, etc.), so cutting your consumption by two (relative to men) is recommended. However, a male having four drinks drops below 0.8 after two hours. A female takes 6 hours. Yet, this official rule of thumb applies to a 130 pound woman. If you are much heavier.... Proportionally adjust your imbibition level depending on how much you weigh.
Amsterdam. Coffee shops are where you can purchase and smoke marijuana. Head shops cannot sell magic mushrooms anymore, but there are now magic truffles. In one of my moments of youthful foolishness--in 2011--I tried some truffles. It was terrifying! My lack of planning was particularly embarrassing.
Amsterdam seems safer than most cities, and ranks #12 in the quality of living index annually announced by Mercer. Public safety is an important parameter. The closest American city to the top was Honolulu at #28, Seattle #50 and Denver did not make that list. The marijuana situation in Amsterdam is similar to the U.S. Marijuana and any addictive drug are illegal, but Amsterdam has not enforced the national law, and last I heard, will continue not doing so...just like Washington and Colorado.
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