Nov 09

Cannabis Industry Set To Flourish During Trump Presidency

The cannabis industry could be in for a big boom during the Trump presidency as California, Nevada and Massachusetts join an ever growing list of states that have chosen to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. This coupled with the fact that Trump has previously said that he 100% supports medical marijuana on a federal level, this could mean we are in for a huge change in regards to cannabis legislation in the next four years.

While Trump has previously stated that he would not personally legalize marijuana on a federal level for recreational purposes he did say that he would not meddle in a states affairs if they did choose to go down the path of full blown legalization. This is a huge improvement from the Obama era during which there were frequent raids on dispensaries which broke federal law even though they were complying with their local state laws. This was partly due to the fact that Obama was not able to reign in the out of control DEA, Trump on the other hand has previously stated that he fully opposes the war on drugs as he believes the current strategy involving law enforcement is simply not working well enough. He also sees the potential for huge savings which could be made if the government did not have to continue the war on drugs. This would benefit him greatly as he is going to need all the money he can get his hands on to build this huge wall of his.

 

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Clinton on the other hand has always sat on the fence when it comes to her marijuana policy letting her views be swayed by the will of the people, she herself believes that marijuana should only be used medically in a very small amount of cases but then in a recent attempt to pander to young disenfranchised voters she suggested that she would be willing to remove cannabis from the schedule one category.

But newly released emails reveal a strikingly different “private” position on making cannabis legal. In an onstage Q & A session from 2014, Clinton talked with Xerox CEO Ursula Burns. In that conversation, Hillary used “Wall Street terminology” to express her strong opposition to legal pot. Some suggest this is precisely because of the close ties between Wall St. bankers and Big Pharma. Those companies consider legal marijuana a major threat to their profits.

Burns asked Clinton to respond with “long” or “short” to a series of questions. In this case, “long” means support and “short” means oppose. So when Burns asked, “legalization of pot?” Hillary responded, according to the transcripts, “Short in all senses of the word.”

In other words, in private conversations with major backers, Clinton has taken a strong stance against marijuana legalization which was evidently not overlooked by the voters on election day. Overall Clinton was probably the best candidate to take USA forward however the public chose Donald Trump, if you don’t like it at least you can get stoned legally for the next 4 years to help you cope….

Nov 07

Researchers Believe That Cannabis Improves Night Vision

In 1991, a pharmacologist by the name of M.E. West who worked at the University of the West Indies which was located in Kingston, Jamaica, suggested that the local fisherman who smoked cannabis or consumed it via a cannabis infused white rum were able to see exceptionally well at night which gave them the ability to navigate through the treacherous coral reefs that surrounded the docking area.

After going out with the local fisherman on a nighttime fishing trip M.E. West said “It was impossible to believe that anyone could navigate a boat without compass and without light in such treacherous surroundings,”  “[but] I was then convinced that the man who had taken the rum extract of cannabis had far better night vision than I had, and that a subjective effect was not responsible.”

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Some of the local fishermen told M. E. West that Moroccan fishermen and mountain dwellers experience a similar improvement after smoking hashish, and in 2002, another research team traveled to the Rif mountains in Morocco to investigate further. In order to actually test if cannabis did have a positive effect on night vision they gave a synthetic cannabinoid to one volunteer, and hashish to three more, then used a newly developed piece of kit to measure the sensitivity of their vision in a nighttime environment. Confirming the Jamaican fishermen and M. E.West’s earlier report, they found that cannabis improved night vision in all three of their test subjects. It has also been reported that ‘chavs’ in Liverpool would get stoned before they went stealing crops at night, apparently the night vision makes it a lot easier to kick through doors in a poorly lit environment.

In a study recently published in the journal eLife, a group of researchers offer a potential answer.

To see what marijuana was doing to eye cells, Lois Miraucourt and co-authors decided to test the effect of cannabis to these cells on tadpoles of the African clawed toad (previous research has shown that the retinas of these frogs have cannabinoid receptors).

As Mo Costandi writes in The Guardian, the tadpoles “are transparent and, therefore, amenable to all sorts of experiments that cannot be performed in humans or other lab animals.” That makes it easy to see what exactly is happening in the tadpoles.

Basically, the results showed that retinal ganglion cells, essential inner eye neurons, become more sensitive to light after being exposed to cannabis. The tadpoles themselves showed better ability to distinguish contrast after that exposure as well. When I was younger my mum used to tell me to eat my greens if I wanted to be able to see in the dark, however these studies suggest that all you really need to do is smoke it!

Nov 04

What Its Like To Smoke Weed While On Other Drugs

What Its Like To Smoke Weed While On Other Drugs

I can only speak for drugs I have had experience with, this means that drugs like heroin and crack will not be covered….for now. If you have only just started smoking weed then I would recommend that you just stick to weed for now and master that high before you starting bring other drugs into the equation. I didn’t intentionally set out to mix all of these drugs with cannabis, I just like smoking weed so when I do other drugs I still smoke. Here are my personal experiences with a bit of scientific information of how the specific drugs interact.

MDMA Crystal & Cannabis

Anyone that has ever tried some high quality MDMA will know that it makes smoking anything, even a cigarette, feel absolutely amazing. If you have some fruity strains such as Tangerine Dream and Lemon Haze you will be in heaven while smoking. The only downside is the fact that it is a struggle to roll a respectable joint while on a high dose of MDMA.

An easy way of combining the two drugs is to crush up the MDMA into a fine powder and roll it into your cannabis joint. I would NOT recommend doing this as inhaling MDMA will fuck up your lungs but I have seen a few people do it and seem to enjoy it.

I also feel like cannabis is perfect for taking the edge off while you are “coming up” on the MDMA, will also help calm any anxiety that you may feel from taking the MDMA. Smoking some weed towards the end of your high may also reinvigorate the MDMA high leading to a return of the pleasurable waves associated with MDMA. Cannabis is also going to be your best friend when you are dealing with your “comedown”, which is basically just a hangover from hell so make sure you buy it the day before you do the MDMA so you can relax and recover the day after.

“It was found that recent retrospective studies on cognitive functions in long-term drug abusers point to an additive negative effect on different types of memory, as well as a cannabis-independent decrease in learning and decision-making in MDMA users. Behavioral experiments in rodents and in vitro studies investigating the combined effect of MDMA and cannabinoid agents demonstrate modulator effects of acute co-administration on measures like body temperature, conditioned reinforcement, and presumed neurotoxicity. It is also worth noting that THC can help protect neurons from this MDMA related toxicity.

In conclusion, there are few and somewhat contradictory studies examining the effects of co-use of these drugs on cognitive measures like impulsivity, memory and executive functions or underlying neurobiological alterations, and a shortage of animal studies examining long-term effects of chronic co-administration”.

molly and weed

Acid & Cannabis

These two drugs work perfectly together in my opinion, the cannabis enhances the acid trip an incredible amount. If it is your first time dropping acid then I would definitely recommend waiting until you are coming down from your trip before you start smoking weed. If you smoke while tripping it will make the trip a lot more vivid and the acid will hit you a lot harder, which is ideal for the psychonauts amongst us.

Just like the MDMA high smoking is amazing however you will struggle to roll a spliff if you are tripping too hard, I would advise that you roll a few joints before you drop the acid, you will definitely be thankful later on in the night.

If you feel like you are coming down too early in your trip just try smoking a spliff, the acid high should return in waves. It should also be noted that acid does have a dark side and there is the potential for a bad trip, if you are paranoid about smoking weed while tripping then maybe you should get a bit more experience tripping first as any doubt in your mind can be exploited by the acid during a trip which can last up to 12 hours.

People talk about how amazing it is to listen to music while your stoned however they do not understand truly how good the music can be with the help of a little bit of acid.

smoking cannabis while tripping on acid

Alcohol & Cannabis

People who just drink alcohol probably would not agree with me classing it alongside drugs such as acid and DMT however it is a drug just the same and can fuck you up just as much as anything else on the list, especially when combined with cannabis. The majority of stoners have been in a position where someone around them has ‘whiteyed’ after  smoking while already drunk. For the amateur smoker, smoking while drunk can be very risky.

If you smoke most days then I wouldn’t be too worried about this it is normally a thing that if seen in younger less experienced smokers. Smoking after drinking is definitely still risky for everyone and I would suggest you smoke while drinking or get stoned prior to getting drunk, I have always had a much better night while doing it this way however there is no way I would turn down a joint at the end of the night no matter how drunk I was.

No one likes a hangover so make sure you have some weed around for when you wake up, a spliff in bed is sure to cure any hangover that you may have.

getting drunk while stoned

Cocaine & Cannabis

My opinion on this combination is going to be biased due to my dislike of Cocaine. I have never understood how it justifys its $120 per gram price tag in London, it has always just struck me as a drug for people who dont really like drugs. Why spend this much money on coke which will either give you a minor confidence boost or just sober you up and give you a recognizable buzz when you could get fucked up on acid for 12 hours for $10.

That aside I have coupled both of the drugs many times, similar to the modafinil high it just eliminates the drowsiness and lethargic feeling that accompanies certain indica strains. It gives you that extra energy to do a few things but you will regularly need to redose your cocaine to prevent yourself from coming down. However when you do start coming down I would highly recommend smoking some weed as it will take the edge of the comedown and allow you to get to sleep after a heavy night.

I wouldn’t really go out of my way to try this drug combination as it ranks as one of the worst on this list, there is also a few studies that show their is an increased chance of dangerous heart palpitations when combining cannabis and cocaine.

cocaine and cannabis

DMT & Cannabis

DMT is the strongest psychedelic on this list and should be approached with caution as it makes acid look like childs play. I would be surprised if anyone was able to smoke weed straight after taking a hit of DMT as you are literally transferred into another dimension. I have had trips when I have ended up in a train station made solely from sound waves and another where I was transported straight into a video game so I cant really see there being any time for you to smoke.

To counter this you can roll the DMT into the weed and get high that way however the DMT trip will be nowhere near as vivid as it would be if you smoked it out of a small pipe. Would still recommend this way as the trip is not the only part of the DMT high, even without the trip you will still feel amazing. Some people may want to avoid the vivid trip associated with DMT as not everyone is comfortable with looking down and seeing your whole body is covered in scales because you are now a lizard.

Personally I prefer to just get really stoned first and then smoke the DMT afterwards, I feel like it makes the transition into being a lizard a bit more easier…

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Ketamine & Cannabis

I have always wondered why ketamine was a class C drug in England for so long because when it comes to getting in a bad way ketamine is the go to drug. Maybe the fact that there were no criminal repercussions and that it was only $20 a gram meant that it was very popular with the youth. It has recently been moved into class B and as a result the price has doubled to about $40 a gram which is bad news for wreckheads across the country.

If you want to smoke a spliff after sniffing ket then expect to roll the worst spliff of your life and for it to take an incredible amount of time to roll, make sure you roll a few when you are sober so that ketty you doesn’t have to worry about it. Ketamine doesn’t have the same synergy with cannabis as other drugs such as acid and mushrooms, if you have sniffed a decent amount you will barely notice anything while smoking because the ketamine high is so strong and overpowering.

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Valium / Xanax & Cannabis

If you want a good nights sleep that lasts about 14 hours but still leaves you waking up groggy then this is the combination for you. Don’t expect to do anything productive when trying out this combo, if your chosen strain is an indica strain then just expect to be melted into the couch for the foreseeable future.

Using diazepam together with weed may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you.

Medical disclaimer out of the way I would definitely suggest this drug combination for anyone just looking for a majorly relaxed day, just make sure you clear your schedule first…

benzos and cannabis

Ecstacy (pill) & Cannabis

Obviously this is going to be very similar to smoking while high on MDMA however I though ecstasy pills deserved their own category as they aren’t always just MDMA as I have found out from first hand experience. As long as the pills are good quality it will be identical to the MDMA high however a  lot of pills are cut with other drugs so the high may not be as clean as you would expect if you are used to doing high quality crystal MDMA.

Speed was always the drug that people said was the main cutting agent for pills so smoking weed is vital to take that jittery edge off that is associated with speed. Your energy levels will be ridiculously high so smoking weed can be very useful in just calming you down and making you relax a bit so you can fully enjoy the high.

I find the comedowns off pills are a lot worse than MDMA so make sure you have a few joints rolled for the morning to aid with your recovery.

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Modafinil & Cannabis

Modafinil is a nootropic which is readily available on the internet, it has been likened to the “Limitless Drug” due to its ability to enhance cognition. I had taken this drug without smoking any cannabis and I definitely felt an increase in my motivation and concentration levels so I was curious to see how the high would be when it was paired with cannabis.

I took an above average dose of modafinil and then waited about an hour before I started smoking any weed, the modafinil seemed to intensify the cannabis high and remove any “couch lock” that I was experiencing from my chosen indica strain. I can only imagine that if you smoked a strong sativa while on modafinil you would have an incredible amount of motivation and energy.

Most people pick modafinil as a study aid, if you are one of these people I would base my decision to smoke weed off of what type of work I was doing. Cannabis would be perfect for doing a large amount of creative work as you will have the creative benefits of cannabis alongside the motivational benefits of modafinil. If you have more math based scientific work then I wouldn’t recommend smoking as my mind tends to wander when focusing on these types of tasks.

 

Mushrooms & Cannabis

You cant get much more natural than this combination, if you want to connect to mother nature then clear your schedule and get fucked up on mushrooms and weed. Cannabis seems to majorly enhance the majority of psychedelic drugs mushrooms included which is perfect for anyone looking for a vivid trip. I have found that both cannabis and mushrooms give me the giggles when taken seperatley and the giggles are definitely amplified when you combine the two drugs.

Mushrooms are like acids baby brother, they are a lot more cheerful and friendly whereas acid has a dark side that you risk of encountering whenever you trip. Bad trips are a lot less common when it comes to mushrooms so anyone that is a bit paranoid about smoking weed while on mushrooms shouldn’t worry about the possibility of a bad trip too much. Most of the time I just end up forgetting to smoke any weed while i’m tripping on psychedelics and only decide to start rolling a spliff when I feel like the high is declining. There is too many other things happening in your brain for you to be focused on smoking weed so don’t force it.

mushrooms and cannabis

If you want to get your hands on any of these combinations then I would reccomend checking our guide on how to buy drugs online.

How To Buy Drugs On The Deep Web

Oct 26

Who Is Behind The Spate Of Shootings Targeting Amsterdam Coffeeshop’s?

Vondel, a coffeeshop located on Overtoom, was the latest target in a spate of shootings that have plagued Amsterdam’s coffeeshop community. At least 3 shots were fired at Vondel during the early hours of Tuesday, luckily the coffeeshop was closed at the time and there have been no reported injuries. Just a week before, Blue Lagoon, which is a coffeeshop that is also located on Overtoom was fired upon, although there have been no injuries reported in many of these shootings it has left the cannabis community shaken.

If you look back a bit further there have been shootings at Green Place, Roxy, DNA, De Kroon and The Power which are all coffeeshops located in Amsterdam. One thing that all of these coffeeshops have in common is that they have been permanently shut down by Eberhard Van Der Laan, the Mayor of Amsterdam.

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The owner of DNA was quoted as saying “the shootings are just an easy way to eliminate competition”.  It is almost as though criminals are using these late-night shootings as a way to get Amsterdam’s Major to permanently close down the targeted coffeeshops.

Governing officials in Amsterdam have recently shown their desire to curtail their cannabis friendly reputation, they don’t want to be known as the “seedy” drug capital of Europe. However they fail to realise that their policy of closing down any coffeeshops that are shot at without seeing if the owners are actually involved in any criminal activity has meant that a higher percentage of the cannabis trade will return to the black market. As the black market becomes more lucrative as the coffeeshops are closed we will see an increase in bloodshed and violence on the streets of Amsterdam as gangs battle for territory.

It should also be noted that Dutch authorities have previously attempted to draft a blanket ban on cannabis consumption for all foreign tourists, this plan was thwarted by the European Union who demand equality for all European citizens. I wouldn’t go as far to say the Mayor is behind all of this but  after watching House of Cards I am wary of all politicians….

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Oct 25

Welsh Police Commissioner Calls For Cannabis To Be Legalised

A police commissioner from Wales has called for the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes, the main reason he cites for this is the proven positive benefits it had when it comes to treating a wide range of medical conditions.

Mr Jones, the police commissioner, is also a member of the leading political party in Wales which is Plaid Cymru. During his recent attempts to get involved in Welsh politics he sent a letter to all of the elected politicians in his region urging them to support his proposal to legalize medicinal cannabis.

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However some politicians, such as Tory politician Mr Millar, have voiced their disgust at the idea, saying that “As a former police commissioner, Mr Jones should have had first hand experience of the immense damage that drugs cause within our communities”. Every single day the tories find another way to show the regular people just how far out of touch they are from the general population. The Tory MP went on to say that “the police commissioners calls are as reckless as they are misguided”.

Responding to these comments Mr Jones said “cannabis would only be allowed for medicinal purposes so no damage would be caused to these communities”. He also stated that an All-Party Parliamentary Group which aims to reform the current drug policy has provided a conclusion which suggests the outdated and destructive drug laws in the UK are in dire need of reform.

Oct 23

The Best Things To Do With Your Leftover Cannabis Stems

The Best Things To Do With Your Leftover Cannabis Stems

First things first if you don’t collect your leftover cannabis stems then you need to make sure you start today, if you throw them away you are just wasting valuable THC which you can extract or infuse into endless things. When you get a large amount of cannabis stems you should take a look at these following ideas, this is perfect for stoners on a budget who want to get the most out of their weed. There is a huge number of things that cannabis stems can be used for artistically such as weaving baskets or making a stem pen, however these 5 methods below are my personal favorites. It has been said that stems from high grade cannabis have about 9.1% THC and a slightly lower level of CBD present within them.

Make Cannabis Topicals

Recently the popularity of cannabis topicals has increased greatly, this is thanks to the amazing therapeutic potential of cannabis topicals for various ailments. Topicals are simply cannabis infused products for use on the skin, they are available in various forms such as lotions, balms or tinctures which can be applied directly to the skin for fast relief from any symptoms a patient is experiencing. Stems from indica plants are preferable as they will have a higher amount of CBD present within them which will increase the theraputic value of your cannabis topicals. A host of other ingredients can also be added into the topical depending on its intended use such as Lavender, Vitamin E and essential oils.

Making your own cannabis infused topical is a lot easier than you might think, first you will need to infuse coconut oil with your cannabis stems, afterwards you need to make sure the oil is strained to remove all of the stems. You should add an equal part of beeswax and a double part of almond or olive oil to the strained mixture. This will be the base for your topical, you are free to add any ingredients that you think will have a positive impact when you apply the topical such as Vitamin E or essential oils, make sure you mix thoroughly and then pour into a jar. To make lotions bars simply do not put any oil into the mixture and put them into molds before storing.

With legalization sweeping the nation, many more people are turning to this form of “alternative care” to treat their many ailments. For those who want the relief of cannabis without the high, topical cannabis is becoming a popular option. It heals, protects and smells amazing.

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Extract Bubble Hash

To make bubble hash from your leftover stems simply grind the stems up and place them in a jar, fill the jar with rubbing alcohol so that the alcohol just about covers all of the stems. Shake the jar for 10-15 minute and you will be left with a greenish brown mixture, don’t worry if your mixture is a slightly different color as the age of the stems will have an impact on the color. Now you are going to need to use a coffee filter to remove all of the stems from your mixture, let the mixture drip directly from the coffee filter into a Pyrex dish, when all of the mixture has been filtered and transferred to the Pyrex dish you will want to take a larger pan and fill it with boiling water and then place the Pyrex dish above it without the dish ever touching the water, additional things such as putting a fan in front of the mixture can also speed up the evaporation process.

You will want to wait at least 10 hours before you scrape the resin from the bottom of the Pyrex dish, do not scrape it off any earlier as it needs to fully evaporate to ensure the highest quality. You will be left with some full melt bubble hash from your stems, thanks to hashmaster for showing me this method. There is something extra satisfying about turning what people regard as ‘useless’ stems into such high quality hash, make sure to share the hash with your friends and introduce them to this method of reusing their cannabis stems.

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Make THC Butter

Making cannabis infused THC butter is something that most stoners have had experience with, however not everyone knows that you can make it purely from your leftover stems. You will need a lot of cannabis stems in order to make a good amount of THC butter so I would only recommend this method if you have been saving your stems for a significant period of time. This would be perfect for growers who are looking for an efficient way to use their whole crop and maximize their overall yield of medicine.

To start off you will need to grind up all of the cannabis stems that you wish to use, I would recommend using a blender such as the nutri bullet to do this as it would take too long to grind with a small cannabis grinder. When you have ground the stems up place them in a saucepan with some butter on a medium to low heat for about 1 hour. You will have to stand over the mixture and stir it often to ensure the process completes fully. Once the ground up mixture starts turning brown you can turn the heat off and strain the melted butter to remove any additional debris. This liquid butter mixture can be used immediately in any cooking recipe that requires butter or if you want to use it later just store it in the fridge in a suitable container until you need it.

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Brew Cannabis Infused Tea

If you don’t fancy the more complicated methods on this list then you can simply make a cannabis infused tea with your leftover cannabis stems. First take your leftover cannabis stems and cut them length ways so that the white center is exposed, you will then place them in the bottom of your tea mug. When you pour the boiling water on the stems make sure to only leave them in for around 3 min or they will leave a bitter taste. Filter out the stems and then use the remaining boiling water to make your usual cup of tea.

This method isn’t gonna get you really high however some people report a calming effect from the tea, it is also a very easy way to use up your leftover cannabis stems. This method might appeal to the UK stoners a lot more than any stoners elsewhere, this is the perfect way to stay warm this winter while getting all the benefits of cannabis.

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Make Cannabis Infused Alcohol

This is an easy method that you can use to make a alcohol-based tincture with your leftover cannabis stems. Although the method is easy you will need a full mason jar of stems before you can start this process. First you will need to find the strongest grain alcohol you can find such as Everclear, when you have purchased this fill up the mason jar right to the top and place it in a cool dark place such as a cupboard. Its going to take a about a week for the cannabis to fully infuse into the alcohol, during this time period you will need to make sure you shake the jar daily. After the week is up take the mixture and pour it through a strainer to remove any additional plant matter. This method is commonly referred to as ‘Green Dragon’.

cannabis infused alcohol

 

There is so many different things you can do with your leftover cannabis stems, the possibilities are endless. If you have been saving up your stems for a while then I hope you enjoy whatever you end up turning them into, if you don’t collect your stems then from today make sure you put them in a jar and become the efficient stoner you are destined to be.

Sep 26

Incompetent FBI Totally Failed To Stop The Rise Of Darknet Markets

In an attempt to wipe drug marketplaces off of the deep web the FBI seized the silk road servers in October 2013 and took them offline, if this had been a successful method then all it would have done is force drug dealing back into the real world leading to an increase in drug related deaths and violence. It is almost as though victimless crime such as online drug dealing isn’t what they desire, they prefer real life violence to keep the masses fully supportive of their over militarized police forces and to ensure there isn’t any drops in funding from the federal government.

In the scenario described by the FBI, the takedown of the Silk Road happened not because of a Tor software failure but because of a failure to properly secure the website, according to Forbes contributor and Tor expert Runa Sandvik. “To have a secure Tor service, one needs to ensure that the code is secure, that the web server only accepts connections from Tor, and that the server does not reveal its real IP address.  The vulnerability through which the FBI says it discovered the servers is surprisingly simple. Sandvik says she’s surprised that the FBI would be the first to discover a vulnerability that simple when there were Silk Road users hunting for bugs daily on the website.”

The fact that the fault was with the webmaster and not the Tor software meant that further pople would not be deterred from creating similar marketplaces if they believed they could secure them, this lead to the FBI completely failing to deal with the rise of the other identical darknet markets which boasted higher levels of security such as Agora.

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American organizations love to just steam into a plan without every thinking ‘what are we going to do afterwards to ensure this doesn’t happen again’, just look at the invasion of Iraq and you will realise cutting the head of the snake does not work when 3 new heads grow in its place. After taking down Silk Road they should have put considerable effort into making sure no new marketplace steps up to take their place.

What the FBI didn’t realize was that Silk Road was not very popular, of course there was a lot of drugs being sold but when its happening in a safe controlled environment then why would you want to shut that down. It is almost as if they didn’t expect anyone to have the guts to become the new market leader, however when there is that much money to be made someone will always be willing to step up. This miscalculation cost the FBI dearly as they basically just told everyone about these secret websites where you can easily buy drugs that are discretely delivered to your front door.

At the time Silk Road was seized in October 2013, it had 13,000 drug listings, followed by Black Market Reloaded pushing 3,567 drug listings and Sheep Marketplace with close to 1,500, according to figures from the Digital Citizens Alliance. This is not a huge number of listings and the increase after the FBI gave all the darknets free advertising was substantial.Now the market leader AlphaBay had 21,372 drug listings when checked, Abraxas was next with 16,000 followed by Nucleus with 13,000. I would just like to say thank you to the FBI for accidentally growing the darknet market economy with your incompetence.

For further information on how to buy drugs online check out out guide here

Sep 23

Which Country Grows The Most Weed In The World

The UN have released their annual ‘World Drug Report’and it offers some interesting information regarding the production of cannabis around the world. Obviously as this report is carried out by the UN it does not include all nations but does encompass the vast majority of them.

Reports from member states regarding the source countries for the production of cannabis resin (hash) showed that the worlds largest producer is still Morocco. Coming in at second place is Afghanistan followed by Lebanon, India and Pakistan. Anyone who smokes hash will be more than familiar with the hash that originates from each of these countries, while Morocco may produce the most I do not believe they produce the highest quality hashish. In my opinion that honor belongs to India or Nepal, the temple ball variant of hashish that originates from that area is absolutely phenomenal.

As cannabis is illegal we do obviously not have reliable data as only the people who get caught make it into statistics. Going off the amount of seizures it can be assumed that most of the worlds production of cannabis herb takes place in North America and is mainly produced in Mexico and the USA. Canada also leads the list for the biggest amount of hydroponic cannabis grown, this is understandable as their climate means that all the cannabis needs to be grown inside. The report also suggests that Albania, Colombia, Jamaica, Netherlands and Paraguay are all important source countries of the cannabis herb that is sold in the international markets.

Most of the cannabis consumed in Europe either comes from the Netherlands or Albania, each individual country is filled with home-growers however I am referring to imported cannabis here. The WODC, which is a Dutch governmental research department,  estimates between 78% and 91% of marijuana grown in the Netherlands is exported. If the consumption by foreign tourists in the Netherlands is added to the total, then just 14% to 5% is consumed in the Netherlands by locals, the WODC says. The lax legislation surrounding cannabis in the Netherlands has fostered a very good clandestine cannabis industry and most of the cannabis that is exported from here is of a high quality.

UN weed report

 

In 2014, the Americas accounted for about three quarters of all the cannabis herb seized worldwide, Africa accounted for 14 per cent and Europe accounted for 6 per cent. At the subregional level, the largest amount of cannabis herb was seized in North America (accounting for 37 per cent of global seizures of cannabis herb in 2014), South America (24 per cent) and the Caribbean (13 per cent). The amount of seizures is misleading as that does not accurately represent the true amount of cannabis produced, North America’s huge lead can be attributed to their decades long failed war on drugs. It is also no surprise that South America ranks second as the US government pour billions of dollars into combating the drug trade in countries such as Columbia.

Despite an increase in cannabis use, the quantity of cannabis herb intercepted in North America, after reaching a peak in 2010, has been declining, reflecting the fact that a decrease in cannabis production has been reported in Mexico and that cannabis importation may have become less of a priority in the United States since the decriminalization and legalization of recreational use of cannabis in some of the states in that country. Nonetheless, the quantity of cannabis herb seized in other parts of the world, particularly in South America, the Caribbean and Africa, is actually on the increase thanks to new genetics and better equipment.

Sep 23

Politicians And Drug Dealers, The Only Two People Who Want To Keep Drugs Illegal

Its fucked up to think that the laws surrounding cannabis are causing more harm than the actual drug itself. Over the past decades public opinion about cannabis has shifted and there is now more people than ever who are supporting the legalization cause. However in the vast majority of places cannabis remains illegal, you have to think to yourself who could benefit from this? The two groups of people who stand to benefit from the illegality of cannabis are politicians and drug dealers, one of these groups are morally bankrupt scumbags while the other sells drugs.

“The United States has largely dictated international drug laws for decades, and now that it’s becoming clear that Americans will no longer stand with these failed drug policies, we see other countries moving ahead as well,” Tvert tells Quartz. “Fedotov’s statements may make it awkward for the federal government, but they won’t stop the momentum toward ending marijuana prohibition.” Worldwide drug policy has been dictated by the US government who still to this day try to promote a ‘tough stance’ on drugs abroad. Now that we know to thank USA for the flawed international drug law then we should look at why they pushed for the laws in the first place.

In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed the Anti-Drug Abuse Act into law…

“The law has resulted in 25 years of disproportionately harsh prison sentences for defendants who are disproportionately black. It called for felony charges and mandatory minimum prison sentences for anyone caught with even a small amount of cocaine; inexplicably, it triggered the mandatory sentences for crack cocaine possession at 1/100 the amount of powder cocaine. Rather than rooting out the traffickers, it filled the country’s jails with blacks and Hispanics, who in some cases serve more time for possession than convicted murderers.”

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Ethan Nadelmann, who is the founder and executive director of Drug Policy Alliance, which is a not-for-profit organization working towards ending the failed war on drugs. He had this to say about the current war on drugs which politicians are still hopelessly supporting.

“Look at the murder and mayhem in Mexico, Central America, so many other parts of the planet, the global black market estimated at 300 billion dollars a year, prisons packed in the United States and elsewhere, police and military drawn into an unwinnable war that violates basic rights, and ordinary citizens just hope they don’t get caught in the crossfire, and meanwhile, more people using more drugs than ever. It’s my country’s history with alcohol prohibition and Al Capone, times 50.”

He went on to say that “When hundreds of thousands of Chinese started showing up in my country, working hard on the railroads and the mines and then kicking back in the evening just like they had in the old country with a few puffs on that opium pipe, that’s when you saw the first drug prohibition laws in California and Nevada, driven by racist fears of Chinese transforming white women into opium-addicted sex slaves.

The first cocaine prohibition laws, similarly prompted by racist fears of black men sniffing that white powder and forgetting their proper place in Southern society. And the first marijuana prohibition laws, all about fears of Mexican migrants in the West and the Southwest.”

Its sad to see that the USA’s drug legislation, which they forced upon the whole world, was racially motivated from the start.

Is it not embarrassing for politicians when they realize that the biggest supporters of their outdated drug laws are the drug dealers themselves. When I talk about drug dealers I don’t just mean people selling a bit of weed or coke, big pharmaceutical companies also fall under this term. Parents are always worried about stories of drug dealers pushing drugs on kids outside schools however they are fine with dosing their young children up with powerful opiates because the government told them they are safe.

Big Pharma are scared of cannabis becoming legal as the idea of a plant that can be grown in your back garden and can be used to treat a host of medical issues scares them. Anything which effects the profits of big companies is always going to be treated as a threat which is why we so much lobbying from the big pharma groups when it comes to anti weed legislation.

Also when will politicians realize that you cant use the ‘save the kids’ argument any more its bullshit. Why do they pretend to care about our kids so much when they don’t even care about us. The argument that legalizing cannabis would make it easily accessible to children is bullshit, when I was under legal age it was so easy to get drugs because guess what?… dealers don’t ask for ID. For example I would be able to get weed within 10 mins of making one phone call, however after that I would have to walk from shop to shop trying to get served for tobacco but because of the age regulation it was always a lot harder than actually getting the drugs.

Please politicians wake up and see what the people actually want, your outdated drug policies are causing huge amount of pain and suffering around the whole globe, please think about someone other than yourself for once.

Signed – A pothead who doesn’t wanna go to jail for a plant.

 

Sep 23

How To Grow Cannabis Outside In The UK (Guerrilla Growing)

The majority of the UK population seem to believe that cannabis does not grow naturally in the wild in the United Kingdom. While it is true that you will not find it growing in abundance in the wild like you would in countries such as Albania and Indonesia. The UK may not have the optimal climate for outdoor cannabis grows however with a little bit of knowledge and a few tricks then it is definitely possible.

First of all I would recommend using autoflower strains if you are going to be planting outside as they tend to be smaller which in turn makes them a lot easier to plant discretely. They also need a lot less time before they are ready to harvest as they will automatically start flowering, they will not need a set amount of sunlight per day which is vital as sunshine is not always guaranteed in the UK. You can never say for sure when the best time to plant your crop would be as some years we have a heatwave in April while the next we will have snow which is a real crop killer. If the weather is favourable and starts getting warmer around April then you would have the potential to harvest two different autoflower crops which will make up for the lost yield from choosing the autoflowers.

Choosing autoflowers will mean that you will have to grow from seed and will not be able to buy a cutting off a friend, this is due to the fact that autoflowers start flowering after a certain period of time meaning any cutting would just automatically flower. Once you germinate your seeds you need to make sure you have already located a place to grow them, a sunny clearing is perfect as long as it is away from any prying eyes. People finding your crop is normally not a huge issue but it will be in great danger  from the local wildlife, you can protect your plants by placing some chicken wire around each plant to ensure no predators munch on them.

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After the seedling has been transplanted to your chosen location you will have to decide how you are going to provide the plant with the nutrients it requires over its growth period. If you do not want to to risk going to your plant once a week then I would recommend using slow release organic fertilizers such as worm castings and bat guano. If you are not worried about visiting your plants then just pop down once a week and feed them some of your preferred nutrients but be careful that no one follows you.

With all of this done you can go about your summer confident that your plants will be growing and will be ready to provide you with a bountiful harvest in around 60-90 days.

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