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      In today's Divisional Debacle, the Defense under Greg Manusky in the first half, gave up 207 yards of offense (105 rushing/102 passing) and two touchdowns.  That said, they did manage a single INT on which the Offense actually managed to score a touchdown off of. They allowed 12 of 16 passes to be completed . 
       
      In the second half it was 107 yards given up (58 rushing//49 passing) a field goal and a touchdown. They traded their first half pick for a second half sack. However, Dallas completed all five of their pass attempts. 
       
      Don't read that thinking "Well it seems like they tightened up some in the 2nd half."  They didn't. They simply had about half the plays in the second half. 30 plays in the First and 18 in the Second.
       
      So far in two Divisional matchups, the Defense has faltered in the Second half. They start out like a house of fire for the first few drives until their opponents gradually make adjustments. This Defensive coaching staff fails make any adjustments, whether in game or at the very least at Halftime. They've given up over 30 points per game for a total of 63 points given up in two games. While the Bears are up next, the Pats await and they've put up over 70 points in two games. Yeah. Ok. They did shut out the Dolphins today which is looking like the NFL version of ... ahem... shooting fish in a barrel. 
       
      The frustrating thing is Manusky is the DC that the Front Office actively looked to replace during the off season without firing him. When you know they're looking to replace you, most people would make a concentrated effort to show an improvement. Yet Manusky's Defense still keeps acting like it's starring in Groundhog Day.
       
      In his post game presser, when asked directly about if any coaching changes would be made, Gruden said "No, I think after two games – you’re talking about playing two very good offensive football teams and two of the best offensive lines in pro football we just played back-to-back. That’s no excuse whatsoever, but I don’t think we need to hit the panic button yet. We just have to continue to focus on what we can do better to win. Get Jonathan [Allen] in here, get a couple of our corners back in here and let’s go back and strap it up against Chicago [Bears] next week and see what happens.” 
       
      Here's another frustrating thing. The defensive communication was an issue last season as well. Wasn't this supposed to have been worked on during OTA's and Training Camp? It's understandable that the rookies would still be on a learning curve, but NFL vets like Collins and DRC you'd think they would have down by the start of the season. 
       
      Gruden said they're a very talented group on Defense but that they weren't reaching them. When questioned as to why the coaching staff that has been in place for several years, wasn't reaching them, he defended the comment as them being a young defense. “We have some moving parts now. Landon Collins is a veteran guy but this is his first year, [Montez] Sweat’s in his first year, [Cole] Holcomb, it’s his first year, [Jon] Bostic is in his first year. We’re playing Dominique [Rodgers-Cromartie] at corner and this is Jimmy Moreland’s first year, so it’s not like we are the most experienced group. We feel like were very talented, but we`re still fighting through somethings. There are a lot of things to look forward to, without a doubt, but we do have to play better and strap it up and get back to work."

       
       
       
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Have you ever smoked Weed before???

Have you ever smoked Weed before??? Do you still?  

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  1. 1. Have you ever smoked weed before???

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    • Yes, but I didn't like it
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    • No, but I'm open to trying it at some point
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Why you may not be able to light up in your own apartment once recreational marijuana use becomes legal

 

Recreational marijuana use will be legal in Illinois come Jan. 1, but apartment and condominium dwellers still could face restrictions when lighting up at home.

 

Although there are many ways to use cannabis, smoking has emerged as a particular concern in multi-unit housing complexes, where wafting smoke and odors are hard to contain. The bill signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker earlier this summer includes specific provisions that allow condo associations to prohibit on-site smoking, including in individual units.

 

To date, few condo associations have taken that step, but a number of them are weighing the issue.

 

“Our group has been talking about the cannabis law — what it provides and what rights it guarantees,” said Mark Anderson, who sits on the condo association board at Enclave at Country Lakes in Naperville. “We’ve talked with legal counsel, but so far we haven’t had any stance on the issue.”

 

Anderson said his group plans to closely monitor smoking complaints after recreational marijuana use becomes legal. The Enclave condo association prohibits tobacco smoking in common areas but allows it in individual condos.

 

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So I just got off the phone with my mother (Florida), she got her dispensary card and went in to fill her scrip. They gave her some gel and she tried it for the first time on Tuesday.

I haven't laughed so hard in a long time, apparently it hit her hard and she was stoned for hours. She was tripping so bad that she called her friend who is an addiction specialist who talked her through her high! Apparently she was worried about the paintings and rugs she made (she didn't make any) and felt there was a dark tunnel she didn't want to go down etc. The next day after she "recovered" she wrote a "Karen" letter to her doctor complaining about how bad it was! 

I told her next time she needs to call me!

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I've lived in Oklahoma for 4 years and never thought I'd see what I've seen.

 

Everybody is getting their weed card, street dealers have gone out of business.  You got to know somebody who has their card, or have one yourself.

 

Pot shops everywhere. I ain't no hillbilly, but I thought this was the hill that Billy liked to camp out on the most.

 

I'm loving these wax pens.

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1 hour ago, d0ublestr0ker0ll said:

I've lived in Oklahoma for 4 years and never thought I'd see what I've seen.

 

Everybody is getting their weed card, street dealers have gone out of business.  You got to know somebody who has their card, or have one yourself.

 

Pot shops everywhere. I ain't no hillbilly, but I thought this was the hill that Billy liked to camp out on the most.

 

I'm loving these wax pens.

They've said for years if you want to put the drug cartels out of business then legalize and tax pot.

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Mike Tyson says he smokes $40G worth of pot each month

 

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson this week said he and his podcast co-host smoke around $40,000 worth in pot each month on his California ranch where he grows cannabis.

 

“We smoke ten tons of weed on the ranch a month,”  Eben Britton,  his “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson" co-host added, according to Yahoo Finance.

 

The former boxer broke ground in California earlier this year on a 40-acre ranch.

 

Tyson added that his ranch sells around $500,000 in cannabis to dispensaries in California and Nevada each month.

 

He has been involved in the pot industry since after his last fight in 2005, Yahoo reported.

 

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Former NBA player Gary Payton has his own weed now in a pairing with Berner (Cookies Fam). Been smoking on that and it's super nice and smooth. Don't know it's genetics but it definitely has some gelato in it.

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On June 16, 2019 at 9:54 PM, PeterMP said:

 

Hasn't been all roses though either, especially as more potent forms have become more common and available (which will only get worse with time).

 

Louis CK has a great bit about pot becoming too powerful.  "I'm taking huge hits... because I had no idea they had been working on this like it was the cure for cancer... and at one point I realize that I need to get out of here, because the air is touching my arm weirdly, and they can tell, they totally know that I'm not handling the way air is touching my arm right now."

 

I am always surprised when people say that marijuana helps them with anxiety.  I have heard so many hilarious stories about people becoming irrationally anxious when smoking pot.

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For me, its always been about your state of mind before you smoke.  I think marijuana just enhances your current vibe.  If you're cool, you're gonna be cool.  If you're worried or nervous about something, you probably shouldn't smoke.

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I'm a firm believer a lot of what I'm going through mentally is half biochemical and other half processing what I've been through in life.  Weed has helped with both helping me relax and having a direct effect on that biochemical imbalance in my brain.  

 

I've had at least two strains that gave me borderline panic attacks and was bothered who I got it from couldnt tell me what it was.  One time they said it was sour diesel,  but I didnt believe him, more like that's the cool name he decided to give it.  

 

I've heard more about this helping people with anxiety then causing it, from talking to people and research.  The important thing is it's a drug not meant to fix your anxiety, but help you deal with it. It is half biochemical and other half dealing what your anxious about.  If you never deal with the actual thoughts and possible route causes of them, your jus running from them.

 

Additionally, I've known people that smoked for a long time, took a break, and came back to some strong stuff with their tolerance lower and had bad reaction to it.  That tells me tolerance has something g to do with, I'd never tell anyone jus to keep smoking and it will eventually go away, for the folks I'm talking about that did happen but theres no research to support it. 

 

Have to keep in mind everyone's biochemical levels are differences so if you are blocking GABA to flood the brain with dopamine, not everyone is going to react the same.  With serotonin for example,  research is suggesting that too little (which is what many antidepressants treat) has similar side effects to having too much.  You really jus have to figure out what's best for you, and the good thing is for some they can actually ask their doctors and legally try it to find out in a controlled manner.  That's the way it should be.

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20 hours ago, Springfield said:

I wonder when legalization is coming to VA.

We got a pediatrician as governor who okay'd medical, but wont sign off on recreational.

 

  If dems do take back house of delegates next year they'll be prime target when he leaves.  The advantage we have over a lot of states in the south is we border DC which is already experimenting with legal recreational so we have a working model right across the river from us. 

 

Ya, DC is like one foot in one foot out, but I can see Viriginia doing the same thing and working it's way up.  The idea of decriminalization and being allowed to smoke in your home in peace is a helluva start.

 

 

OT, I am sick of hearing about rich folks making and selling their own strains while we still got people in jail for doing the same thing.  Those arent cool stories to me, they are the epitome of the hypocrisy we are seeing on this issue

 

 

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On 8/14/2019 at 4:58 PM, China said:

Mike Tyson says he smokes $40G worth of pot each month

 

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson this week said he and his podcast co-host smoke around $40,000 worth in pot each month on his California ranch where he grows cannabis.

 

“We smoke ten tons of weed on the ranch a month,”  Eben Britton,  his “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson" co-host added, according to Yahoo Finance.

 

The former boxer broke ground in California earlier this year on a 40-acre ranch.

 

Tyson added that his ranch sells around $500,000 in cannabis to dispensaries in California and Nevada each month.

 

He has been involved in the pot industry since after his last fight in 2005, Yahoo reported.

 

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That's pretty much the last guy who should be smoking pot. 

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As cannabis cuts into spirits spending, distillers release "hemped" products

 

In states where cannabis is legal, emerging research shows “a 15 to 20 percent decline in alcoholic beverage sales”
 

Every few seasons, a single ingredient or technique seemingly takes the ****tail world by storm like shrubs, activated charcoal, milk washing. Cannabis and hemp are the latest to spike into ubiquity. 

 

In 2016, esteemed spirits writer Warren Bobrow published “Cannabis ****tails, Mocktails & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations.” A year later, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop recommended “ringing in 2018 with a CBD-spiked ****tail.” Earlier this year, FIFCO USA released Hemptails, a canned, hemp-infused malt beverage. 

 

Now, some members of the spirits industry are looking to cash in on the trend long before their products are ever mixed at bar by incorporating cannabis and hemp in the distillation process. It’s a practice that is testing the limits of current spirits labeling laws, and one which distillers like Ted Dumbauld believe could have a pay-off as cannabis and spirits industries increasingly compete for the same dollars from consumers. 

 

A former nuclear submarine officer and Wall Street trader, Dumbauld is the founder of Sono1420, a Connecticut-based distillery now produces “hemped whiskey.”

 

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I jus envision a room full of square suits coming up with this idea for a solution to a problem that's really a good thing but only a problem for them.

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Many Teens Are Using Ultra-Potent 'Marijuana Concentrates'

 

A striking proportion of teens are using highly potent forms of marijuana known as marijuana concentrates, at least in one state, a new study suggests.

 

The study, published today (Aug. 26) in the journal Pediatrics, analyzed data from nearly 50,000 eighth, 10th and 12th graders in Arizona. The researchers found that one-third of participants said they had used marijuana, and nearly a quarter said they had used marijuana concentrates at least once in their lives.

 

Marijuana concentrates are substances with very high levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the active ingredient in marijuana responsible for the drug's intoxicating effects. Sometimes known as "butane hash oil," "dab," "wax," "crumble" or "shatter," these concentrates typically contain three times more THC than does the dried marijuana flower.

 

As more states legalize marijuana, the sale and marketing  of marijuana concentrates has skyrocketed. But few studies have examined how common the use of these products is, particularly among teens.

 

"It was surprising to find that so many teens had used" marijuana concentrates, study lead author Madeline Meier, an assistant professor of psychology at Arizona State University, told Live Science.

 

The high rates of marijuana-concentrate use in teens are concerning, Meier said, because some evidence in adults suggests that using products with high-THC concentrations may increase a person's risk of psychosis, cognitive impairment and marijuana dependence .

 

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On 8/19/2019 at 5:46 PM, Mournblade said:

 

That's pretty much the last guy who should be smoking pot. 

 

What? He's one of the first guys you should give pot to.

 

"Chill bro, CHILL!!!  Here hit this..."

 

*Wipes sweat off brow*

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On 8/21/2019 at 6:36 PM, Renegade7 said:

I jus envision a room full of square suits coming up with this idea for a solution to a problem that's really a good thing but only a problem for them.

 

It’s also a solution that is remarkably dumb.  Mixing weed and alcohol defeats the purpose of both and just leaves you feeling terrible.

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14 minutes ago, d0ublestr0ker0ll said:

 

What? He's one of the first guys you should give pot to.

 

"Chill bro, CHILL!!!  Here hit this..."

 

*Wipes sweat off brow*

They had the camera on him for a minute at the US Open last night...I told my husband of his newest venture. 😂 ensued. 😂

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Tests show contaminant found in vaping products linked to deadly lung illnesses

 

WASHINGTON - State and federal health officials investigating mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping have found the same chemical in samples of marijuana products used by people sickened in different parts of the country and who used different brands of products in recent weeks.

 

The chemical is an oil derived from vitamin E. Investigators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found the oil in cannabis products in samples collected from patients who fell ill across the United States. FDA officials shared that information with state health officials during a telephone briefing this week, according to several officials who took part in the call.

 

That same chemical was also found in nearly all cannabis samples from patients who fell ill in New York in recent weeks, a state health department spokeswoman said.

 

Vitamin E is found naturally in certain foods, such as canola oil, olive oil and almonds. The oil derived from the vitamin, known as vitamin E acetate, is commonly available as a nutritional supplement and is used in topical skin treatments. It is not known to cause harm when ingested as a vitamin supplement or applied to the skin. Its name sounds harmless, experts said, but its molecular structure could make it hazardous when inhaled. Its oil-like properties could be associated with the kinds of respiratory symptoms that many patients have reported: cough, shortness of breath and chest pain, officials said.

 

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I don't mess with vapes/vape juice.  Hell I haven't even looked into dabbing much either.  I am straight old-school with flower, occasionally an edible.  The most modern I get is maybe buy some wax crumbles or keef to sprinkle on top of a fresh bowl.  

 

 

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Yup, vape carts are too easy to counterfeit and then you don’t know what you’re getting, plus I think distillate is a ****ty high. 

 

I only mess with rosin if I want any type of concentrate and even then that’s very rarely. I’m not a butane bro whatsoever. 

 

Been smoking on some Georgia Pie from Connected out in Cali. This pheno I’ve got has a gassy terp profile but it hits hard and that’s rare for me to say with my tolerance. 

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Scientists Unveil Weed Breathalyzer, Launching Debate Over Next Steps

 

The alcohol Breathalyzer came to life slowly, over the course of decades.

 

From the 1930s through the 1960s, scientists, lawmakers, police and the public quarreled over the veracity of the numbers spit out by the device, the appropriate legal limit for drivers and whether they could trust a machine over a cop's testimony.

 

Today, the same debate is playing out over cannabis.

 

As 33 states and the District of Columbia have legalized pot in some form, Breathalyzer-type devices that could theoretically aid police enforcement have begun appearing in various stages of development. But legal experts and scientists say there's a long way to go before those devices can actually detect a driver's impairment.

 

Last week, a team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh announced the latest tool to detect THC — delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive component in pot — in breath.

The university's Star Lab, led by Alexander Star, began developing the box-shaped device in 2016, in the midst of a wave of pot legalization across the United States. Star, a chemistry professor, partnered with Ervin Sejdic, a professor of electrical and computer engineering who's also at the university, to build the prototype.

 

The device uses carbon nanotubes, which are 1/100,000 the size of human hair, to recognize the presence of THC, even when other substances are in the breath, such as alcohol. The THC molecule binds to the surface of the tubes, altering their electrical properties.

 

"Nanotechnology sensors can detect THC at levels comparable to or better than mass spectrometry, which is considered the gold standard for THC detection," says the news release from the university's Swanson School of Engineering.

 

And the device is nearly ready for mass production.

 

"If we have a suitable industrial partner," Star told Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson, "then the device by itself would be quite ready in a few months."

 

The remaining steps, he says, include testing the prototype and correlating the device's output to the driver's level of impairment.

 

With alcohol, you can figure out impairment by measuring the amount of alcohol in someone's blood, which you can determine from a Breathalyzer using the "blood to breath," or "partition," ratio. Make that translation from breath to blood to brain, and you have a relatively accurate sense of how drunk someone is.

 

"So when it comes to these marijuana breath tests, that's the million-dollar question right now," says Chris Halsor, a Denver lawyer who focuses on issues around legal cannabis.

Is there a ratio that links the amount of THC in someone's breath to the amount in the person's blood — and then to exactly how stoned that person is?

 

No, says Sejdic. The correlation "is basically missing, from a scientific point of view."

 

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