Medical Marijuana

  • Growing Your Collection of Cannabis Seeds to Perfection

    Growing cannabis in many places is unfortunately still against the law. Growing a prized cannabis seed collection however in many of these places is not against the law. Regular cannabis seeds are what many collectors are after. There is talk that in the future cannabis seeds will only be available in the form of feminized cannabis seeds. If this becomes true, then only those who have regular cannabis seeds would have the ability to produce more seeds without buying from a licensed supplier.

    Could this really happen? Or, is this just another form of propaganda being used a cannabis scare tactic?

    If it were a scare tactic, what would be the reasoning behind it? Could it be to try and discredit the breeders and growers who produce cannabis seeds? If so why? Nobody is sure. Something that is clear about cannabis is that government officials in just about any place have no support for cannabis until it’s them or their loved one who needs it or the financial side of it presents an opportunity for them.  Collect your cannabis seeds because in the future you are going to need them. Just look at the seed collectors from decades gone by. Somewhere, someone has my holy grail of cannabis seeds. A pack of original Skunk seeds from the Sacred Seed Collective.

    Just think of what a joy it must have been when the Exodus Collective went to grow their pack of seeds and one of them phenotyped into what today is “reefered” to as Exodus Cheese aka UK Cheese! Who knows one day in the future this could be you. But, without a good collection on hand, you may not be able to sow the land when the time comes. When you want to build your cannabis seed collection with nothing but the best cannabis seed genetics on the planet there’s only one place you need to go. That place is the legendary purveyor of premium cannabis seed genetics, Midweek Song.

  • Medical vs Retail Cannabis Edibles

    Cannabis edibles are a great way for many people to enjoy the benefits that cannabis has to offer. For those who don't partake in the smoking or vaping lifestyle consuming cannabis edibles can be essential for them to receive valuable Phytocannabinoids. Cannabis edibles are available on both the retail/recreational and medical sides of the cannabis market.

    The average retail cannabis dispensary offers 100 mg cannabis edibles to the public 21 and up with a valid state-issued ID. Medical dispensaries however, are a little bit different. In Colorado, for example, you can get a chocolate bar called FUBAR that is 420 mg of THC. You can also get gummy like candies called Pucks that come in 250mg containers with 10 pieces, each with 25 mg of THC.

    Pucks come in fruit flavors like cherry, watermelon, strawberry, and assorted. They are a little bit different than other edibles as they use a method in making them called Nano-extraction. A 25 mg Puck may hit you much faster than what you would expect. A new consumer might feel a little too relaxed and end up taking a nap consuming one of these whereas a seasoned consumer will want to eat all 10.

    Always be vigilant and careful when consuming cannabis edibles. The best advice is to try them when you have some downtime, so you will know how they affect you. Enjoy your cannabis edibles and always remember to keep them out of the reach of children and pets.

  • Cannabinoid Profiles and What You Should Know

    Phytocannabinoids are plant-based cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. These are two of the most common cannabinoids found in cannabis. While these two are very effective and are truly the root of happiness for many consumers science and continued education about cannabis is teaching us there's much more to it than that. There are 80+ cannabinoids found in cannabis. While our bodies naturally produce endo-cannabinoids we do not produce Phyto-cannabinoids such as those found in the cannabis plant. The Phyto-cannabinoids found in cannabis attached to our endocannabinoid systems’ CB1 and CB2 receptors.

    These receptors are located throughout our body in our skin and tissues all the way to our internal organs and even our brain. A lot of the times unless you go to advanced schooling the endocannabinoid system is not something you will learn about. Education should never stop. Exercise the mind by obtaining knowledge and information allowing you to make informed decisions of your own about things such as cannabis.

    We are still learning the benefits that different cannabinoids offer. CBD, THC, CBD, CBN, THCa, THCv, CBC, and other cannabinoids are helping people who suffer from a wide variety of symptoms ranging from neurological and gastrointestinal to chronic pain, sleep, and behavioral disorders just to name a few. The more we learn about cannabis the better we will understand all this plant has to potentially offer not only the people but the planet as well. Cannabis research is fundamental to the future of humankind. While this research has been anchored by cannabis prohibition the world is finally starting to see the light, the green light! When we create a sea of green our world will be better for it.

  • Girl Scout Cookies - The Cannabis Strain

    Girl Scout Cookies the cannabis strain not the cookies is sometimes referred to as GSC. Girl Scout cookies is a hybrid cannabis strain created from two legends. The legendary Sativa Durban Poison and the legendary OG Kush come together to create the all mighty and powerful Girl Scout Cookies. This strain of cannabis has won countless cannabis cups. THC percentages come in super strong making this some absolutely potent pot.

    Not only are THC percentages high so are flavor profiles. Girl Scout Cookies have an earthy aroma with a very sweet flavor. They don't taste like Girl Scout Cookies, but they may leave you wanting to munch down a box or two. Girl Scout Cookies is an excellent strain for appetite loss as well as chronic pain, nausea, and anxiety. This hybrid provides many consumers with a balance of relaxation and pain relief while at the same time providing mind stimulating effects many people refer to as cerebral.

    Girl Scout Cookies are not recommended for a beginner grower. It's best to have a little knowledge about growing other hybrids before jumping into this one. It's not to say that it can't be done though. The best plan is to make sure to have these incredible Girl Scout Cookie cannabis seeds on hand when the time comes for you to sew and grow what you love. Flowering times will vary between 7 to 12 weeks. The average yield will vary by the grower.

    When flowered to perfection you can expect to see beautiful bright green calyxes wrapping around potent purple leaves. That's not all though. You'll also see fiery orange hairs helping to give this beautiful bud that extra flair and sex appeal. When you're looking for a lovely lady to add to your cannabis seed collection at home if you don't have these in it you must be stoned. If you're looking to get your hands on some Girl Scout Cookie cannabis seeds for your collection you're in luck because you'll find them in stock waiting to head to your door at Midweek Song.

  • Gorilla Glue #4 Will Have You Coming Unglued

    Take a big bong rip of Gorilla Glue #4 and you might just find yourself on the floor! This chunky funky ooey gooey ass kickin cannabis strain is absolutely insane! A combination of some legendary lineage comes together to create the love child known by none other than the name of Gorilla Glue #4. Imagine if you will the delectable combination of Chocolate Diesel, Chem’s Sister, and Sour Dubb getting together to create something everyone loves.

    Back in 2014 both LA and Michigan saw Gorilla Glue #4 win the Cannabis Cup award. Also in 2014 Gorilla Glue #4 brought home the High Times Jamaican World Cup award. Now we could go on it would seem for hours about all the awards this strain has. Instead of that let's talk a little bit about the attributes you'll expect from having this incredible seed in your collection.

    Consumers enjoy the uplifted, relaxed, and happy feelings they get from consuming Gorilla Glue #4. It is said depression, anxiety, stress and pain melt way or go up in smoke with just a few tokes of this insane strain! With powerful effects like that you can count on cotton face aka dry mouth. Some people experience dry eyes so you may want a little bit of Visine to help moisturize the eyes as well. Should you want to grow some Gorilla Glue #4 of your own let it be known that it's not the easiest to do.

    It's not recommended for a beginner grower not saying that it can't be done. The yield is moderate averaging 1-3 ounces per square foot or more depending on your growing techniques, ability, and environment. With an average flowering time between 7 to 10 weeks, Gorilla Glue #4 is a winner winner chicken dinner when it comes to awards and flowering times. If you have a plan to have the best cannabis seed collection in the land, be sure that you don't come unglued by not having some Gorilla Glue #4 cannabis seeds in your cannabis seed collection. If you're looking to get your hands on the best seeds in the land you've been in the right place all along right here at Midweek Song.

  • Getting Popped for Pot Sucks Alot

    Getting popped for pot really sucks. Not only do the police take your weed they don't give it back LOL! They arrest you, put you in jail, charge you a bunch of money, destroy your life, and take away your right and ability to access to the plant altogether. They make you undergo drug testing and counseling. In fact, these people need to be drug tested and counseled in my opinion.

    I bet you'd find they're on some form of pharmaceutical prescription drugs as well as an underlying issue of authority and control coming from their parents or someone else close to them in their life. Either they were held too much or not enough. This has lead them to a life where they must control and dominate what others do. Is it just me or does it seem that those in authority positions typically were bullied? It seems the kid that was picked on in school or that had parents too strict or not strict enough are oftentimes the ones that become law enforcement officers and workers of the state.

    Getting popped for pot sucks no matter where you live. The only time getting popped for growing pot or having pot on you that wouldn't suck would be if you were falsely raided in a state like Washington, Oregon, or Colorado in the United States and were in compliance with local state laws. The downside is the federal government can still push for prosecution. Really screwed up form of freedom right there. Sure you can do it. Hey, I didn't say you can do that. Damn, someone needs to make up their mind.

    It's no wonder the rest of the world has such a wild and screwed-up viewpoint of America. Sending out mixed emotions and signals about what you can and can't-do obviously causes confusion. If you've been popped for pot then you know it sucks. The late Howard Mark AKA Mr. Nice is an individual that would have been able to explain this to you all too well. How about Marc Emery? What about Tim McBride? These are just a handful of people that have been prosecuted over pot. They were busted for a natural plant that has zero deaths linked to it ever in recorded human history.

  • Medical Cannabis Refugees in the US

    Have you ever heard that 80's song You Don't Have To Live Like A Refugee? Unfortunately, this is not true for many people in a country that represents freedom. The United States of America is supposed to be a free country yet citizens within its borders have to become medical refugees. It's a little bit crazy to think in a free country that someone who lives on the East Coast must travel to the West Coast in order to legally obtain a natural plant.

    Cannabis is against the law in many states still across the U.S. While half of the US has some form of cannabis law in place the other half is still in the draconian ways of prohibition. Someone for example who lives in the state of Tennessee has to make the commute to Colorado, Washington, Oregon, or California in order to obtain cannabis legally without a med card. With a med card, there is a handful of other places They can go but once they leave the state they are in violation of both state and federal law once again.

    This means even if you have a med card you can't drive from Tennessee to Colorado pick up your medicine and come home unless you're ready to do some prison time. The absurdity that a free country would divide its people over a natural plant that is both beneficial to them and the planet is mind-boggling. For some it's not just about managing pain or controlling symptoms it's much deeper.

    Alexis Bortell is a beautiful little girl alive today because of the power of this plant. She is a Texas native but was forced to leave her home state and relocate to Colorado with her parents at the young age of five years old. While doctors in the state of Texas told her parents to make funeral arrangements for their child there was no hope her parents did not give up. They turned their lives upside down and relocated their family from Texas to Colorado leaving behind all of their friends and loved ones.

    Today Alexis Bortell is alive and well doing better than anyone would have imagined. Cannabis whole plant therapy is her saving grace. She suffers from Dravet Syndrome epilepsy. Alexis is one of the most powerful and inspirational figures for many in the cannabis community in America. This little girl is a shining star on what the world needs more of. She says if the Governor of Texas won't make the necessary changes then she will grow up, run for Governor and do it herself.

    Medical marijuana refugees are very real in the United States of America. When you think of a country that represents freedom I bet you don't think of people having to leave behind family and loved ones and risk prosecution by the law and imprisonment in order to live a healthy life. So, the next time you hear someone singing this song You Don't Have To Live Like A Refugee take a moment and think actually yes some people do. Those who choose medical cannabis over failed pharmaceuticals are the ones who have to pay the dearest costs.

  • A Look Into Cannabis Past

    Cannabis is a plant that is very misunderstood today by a multitude of people. In particular, it seems that elected officials and those who oversee government positions are the ones that are either misinformed or simply don't care. Cannabis has a history intertwined with people that stretches back thousands of years. One of the first mentions of cannabis in reference to the plant as we know it was in 2900 BC by a Chinese emperor who went by the name of Fu HSI.

    In 1500 BC we stumble across what is considered the earliest reference that was written about medical cannabis. The reference can be found in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, Rh-Ya. The book of Exodus references cannabis in the form of kaneh-bosem in 1450 BC referring to the ingredients used to make holy anointing oil. This can be found in the original Hebrew version of the Bible located in Exodus 30:22-23.

    1000 BC rolls around and cannabis can be found in India. The plant was utilized to treat a multitude of different conditions and ailments. It was particularly favored in the form of a drink called Bhang.

    The United States of America was founded with the help of cannabis. Early colonial farmers were encouraged to grow cannabis in the form of hemp. In fact, those who had the ability to produce this plant but did not were imposed upon with harsh penalties. Take into mind this was 1762.

    By 1850 the United States had added marijuana as they called it to the pharmacopeia. It was listed as a treatment for everything from alcoholism and anthrax to gout, tonsillitis, and even insanity. What's insane is even back over a hundred fifty years ago medical professionals knew the wide range of ailments cannabis potentially could help with.

    So what happened to our medical community? Did they realize they were completely wrong about cannabis? A little research will show you that's not the case. The truth is they realized just how beneficial cannabis could be and basically, it would put many of them out of a job. Instead of embracing something that could truly help people it seems the popular consensus was to keep it from people and give them poison in place of it in the form of prescription pills.

    By the early nineteen hundreds, prescription medicine was replacing natural medicine. When the United States signed the MJ Tax Act in 1937 it would seem that cannabis was doomed. But, look where we are today. Understanding your past will help you understand where you're going. The cannabis community and culture has been buried for far too long. It's time for all the seeds to germinate into a mighty forest and create a sea of green.

  • What is the Endocannabinoid System and the History Behind Its Discovery

    The endocannabinoid system is an indigenous system which is found in all mammals not just in humans. This naturally occurring system within the body has a purpose of creating and maintaining a state of homeostasis throughout many different systems in the human anatomy. The discovery of the endocannabinoid system started around 1964 when Raphael Mechoulam discovered the cannabinoid known as THC. In 1988 Allyn Howlett and William Devane discovered the first cannabinoid receptor within the brain of a rat.

     

    Upon discovering this receptor they learned that the cannabinoid receptor was more plentiful than any other neurotransmitter receptor in the brain. This cannabinoid receptor was named CB-1. In 1993 the second cannabinoid receptor known as the CB2 receptor was discovered within the immune and nervous systems. In 1992 the first naturally occurring endocannabinoid known as anandamide was founded by Raphael Mechoulam with the help of the National Institute for Mental Health researchers Dr. Lumir Hanus and William Devane.

     

    These discoveries have prompted more research and have allowed us to learn more about the role that this system within every mammal's body has to play. According to many, the endocannabinoid system could very well be the most important system within the entire human body. Evidence has shown that when your endocannabinoid system is not balanced and maintained it can cause issues of all sorts.

     

    The reason why cannabis helps to treat the ailments, conditions, and diseases that it does is because when these cannabinoid receptors within the endocannabinoid system become saturated with cannabinoids from the cannabis plant it helps to regulate the system within the human body. You see the endocannabinoid system has to do with everything from healthy bone density and sugar levels to how neurotransmitters fire in your brain and many other functions.

     

    As more places around the world regulate cannabis the amount of research that will be able to be performed regarding the endocannabinoid system will significantly increase which in return will drastically affect the amount of knowledge that we have in regards to just how essential a healthy endocannabinoid system is to humankind.

  • What We Know About Cannabis and the Aging Brain

    For many years those who oppose cannabis legalization have always turned to the one piece of scientific evidence that they had that showed negative effects of cannabis. This one piece of scientific evidence is in regard to how developing brains are affected by the introduction and concentration buildup of THC. This specific piece of scientific evidence was directly related to the adolescent use and consumption of cannabinoids. Other studies, however, have shown that the consumption of cannabis could and does in some cases actually improve brain development in addition to its ability to combat neurological disorders. Let's take a look at what recent studies are showing in regard to how THC specifically effects learning and memory at different ages.
    Based on studies conducted this far there are three basic things that we know about how cannabis and THC specifically effect the brain. Studies have shown that younger mice have increased memory and learning abilities in comparison to older mice. We also know that the endocannabinoid system has a great impact and ability to slow the progression of an aging brain for those who consume cannabis as there is proof that endocannabinoid levels produced by the body naturally decline with age. We also know that younger mice have shown that THC makes them perform negatively in comparison to older mice on memory and learning tests.
    Studies also show directly that plant-based cannabinoids such as THC have various effects on individuals based on their age. This difference is likely to be caused by age-related changes in the ECS. These studies and conclusions leave many questions unanswered however many believe that we will never really truly know the difference until adequate human trials can be administered. Human based studies would also allow for cannabis to be consumed in multiple different manners not just through oral pure THC like what has been administered in studies that have produced these conclusions thus far. Many researchers, as well as advocates, also feel that these results would change based upon using a whole plant cannabis product with a wide range of cannabinoids rather than just THC.

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