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Original Poster3 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

Hi /r/drugs!!! We at PsychonautWiki are exceedingly happy to announce that the subreddit for PW is officially rebooting :D The main purpose of this subreddit is to serve as a changelog for the latest pages, updates and site features at PsychonautWiki (which used to be on a small Tumblr blog nobody saw), as well as to allow for direct feedback from the community.

PsychonautWiki has seen a massive expansion in our reach, reputation and operational capacities in the last year or so. The reason we are doing this now is to announce the new direction and expanded plans we have going on on a wider platform so people can follow major developments in real time. Being a wiki, the safety and well-being of the community is of the utmost concern for us and we'd love it if you all felt you were officially part of our network :)

As for myself, I am a long-time poster in this community (since the time when /u/JHoppa was an active mod, love that dude) and have always had a deep love for this community, which I discovered at 18 years old when I was feeling crushingly alone in the world and felt like nobody could relate (I am about 25 now). The harm-reduction information and vibes I received from here helped sustain me through this period, and I truly do believe in the value of this place. Got nothing but love for y'all :) I changed usernames for personal reasons when I officially joined PW as an admin/op but you might recognize me if I posted.

Anyways. More information about the purpose of our sub and the community guidelines can be found in the threads in the subreddit. Please note that the rules and guidelines of this subreddit are still being established and are liable to change. Right now the only thing that can be said with respect to the rules/organization is that we will likely either implement a system which restrict all commenting only to official PW mod posted threads, or possibly, if there's enough demand for it, implement some kind of an "approved submitter" system if people want to start their own threads (please feel free to let me know via PM if you have strong feelings about it one way or the other!)

We thank you for the trust you give us and hope this will inspire more people to get involved or support the site. Deeply appreciative of the mods for finding this significant enough to sticky! Expect big changes from us in the coming year(s).

Thank you!

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1 point · 1 year agoGilded1

Love you too!

2 points · 1 year ago

Trump is a businessman, he knows ganja is good business. so he'd probably legalise it i think

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4 points · 1 year ago

Trump is a terrible businessman though.

You're 100% right - organic certification is in no way required.

In the new proposed changes to the regulations, however, they state that if a dispensary wants to claim "organic" then they need to adhere 100% to the USDA Organic program, which implies state certification entities may become involved in the process.

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1 point · 1 year ago

Where can I read about the proposed changes? I saw a lengthy article about the proposed change to "10oz = 60 day supply" and it briefly mentioned other changes, but in no detail at all.

It's posted with the rest of the MA Public Health proposals for public comment online. Just search by program.

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1 point · 1 year ago

Thanks

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MA has some of the strictest purity laws in the country for our medical program.

I didn't see anything in the Q4 wording about purity, so I imagine it'll be up to the Cannabis Control Commission to decide on purity limits for recreational. Is there any word about proposed limits? So far, I've only seen articles about how lawmakers want to change stuff about how Q4 was worded—which makes sense, since that's gonna drive more clicks to news websites than "lawmaker proposes common-sense policy"—but maybe someone said something and it got buried by other stuff? I dunno, just curious.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 year ago

Great! Thank you! This is actually exactly what I was hoping someone would have: an educated guess from someone connected.

I think the commission will help outline the guidelines for purity levels in products. But it's still too early. If you have concerns, I'd suggest voicing it to the state treasurer (Deborah B. Goldberg) and let her know your concerns for this issue. http://www.mass.gov/treasury/about/ask-treasury/

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Original Poster2 points · 1 year ago

I'm honestly a little conflicted. I would like to know that my cannabis is free of contaminants—that is one of the main attractions of legalizing and regulating drugs IMHO—but on the other hand, I don't know if the limits set on MMJ are too strict. Based on purity standards in other states, it seems like maybe MA is a little overzealous, but I don't know how these numbers are arrived at.

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Just curious. Got my recommendation today.

I did a search, but the most recent thread on this was a month ago; in that thread, someone mentioned that the DPH had just hired a bunch of folks to better deal with the wait, so vainly hoping that it's sped up.

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How easy is it to get recommended to get a med card? what does it take?

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Original Poster3 points · 1 year ago

It was very easy. I went to Canna Care. I have ADHD, diagnosed by a neurologist. I took medication for it for half my life and have plenty of medical records to back it up, but I don't really know how to access those records, so I went in without them. I talked with the doctor about how it affects my life and how cannabis has helped in the past.

On the one hand, I didn't get the sense that they turn a lot of patients away without a recommendation. On the other hand, they also seem really invested in helping people care for themselves: they asked all the right questions, they provided a lot of information about the best way to treat a variety of ailments using cannabis, etc.

I was there for maybe 90-120 minutes, but most of that was just in the waiting room. The actual consultation (first with a tech who takes your vitals and discusses treatment options, then with a doctor with whom you discuss your medical history and how cannabis helps or might help) took maybe 20 minutes.

Wow that is awesome to hear! I was looking at Canna Care and they seem pretty relaxed. I have sprained both my ankles like 3 times each (i play a lot of sports) and I want to see if I can get it for that. I know this is different than your case but from your experience do you think that is a legitimate aliment? After a long day of walking around or playing sports they both are usually pretty sore.

I also got the impression that they do not turn a lot of patients away. I just do not want to go in, spend the 200 bucks and get denied...

Thanks for the help! toke up

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Original Poster2 points · 1 year ago

I expect you'll be fine. I think pain is like the number one reason given on marijuana recommendations; whether that's because it's hard to verify and thus easy to fake, or because cannabis is a significantly safer alternative to popping opiates or even Tylenol and Advil....hard to say.

I have heard, though I can't verify—I didn't see this posted anywhere in the office or on their website, just recall seeing it mentioned once in this subreddit—that if they end up not recommending you, they refund the $200.

In any case, it seems like it boils down to whether MMJ would improve your quality of life and is better than any alternatives.

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24 points · 1 year ago

Get rid of home grows because they could hurt retail sales? No. Fuck no.

The fuck?

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3 points · 1 year ago

Especially right after saying that the taxes are too low, which IMHO is pretty crucial to strong retail sales and eliminating the black market.

Homegrowers shouldn't be looked at as potential kingpins; they're going to be, by and large, hobbyists who enjoy the craft.

10 points · 1 year ago

Not sure why growing your own is an issue...I would think if criminals were going to setup grow sites they would have to more than 12 plants to be profitable...and should easily detectable. Keeping this plant illegal is something I would fight against. Hopefully people won't let a bias 60 minutes episode sway their thinking without doing some research. As far as taxes go...make sure you have enough to cover your cost and promises but how about taxing it at a higher rate for those out of staters that will be sure as hell coming from all over NE, NY and NJ... if you tax it too high locally then you just keep the black market going.

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3 points · 1 year ago

Agreed. Moving product across state lines is already illegal, and will continue to be. Nobody who wants to do major trafficking is going to worry about whether growing is legal or not.

3 points · 1 year ago

I thought that LSD was first Synthed on bicycle day on April 19th

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1 point · 1 year ago

Bicycle day is the first intentional ingestion.

If I recall, didn't McKenna not have a garden full of entheogenic plants?

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1 point · 1 year ago

Shulgin too.

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Noooo, why did he add wrinkly foreheads? They look really good otherwise.

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18 points · 1 year ago

Those wrinkle-lines will likely soften up a lot as it heals.

Source: I have a tattoo of Yoda

56 points · 1 year ago

Good looking ink. I don't think I could ever do a portrait tattoo though. Knowing my luck I'd get one of someone and history would later uncover that the person was a pedophile or a murderer or who stole someone else's genius idea and I'd have a permanent memorial on me!

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26 points · 1 year ago

Add devil horns.

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Do they do this every year?

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2 points · 1 year ago

Pretty much. This one seems like it's running longer than normal, but I can't recall for sure.

30 points · 1 year ago

There are beagles not allowed on the bed?

The tragedy...

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19 points · 1 year ago

I was visiting my brother- and sister-in-laws and when I went to the guest room to go to bed, their beagle was on the pillow. I nudged her less than a foot down the bed so I could, you know, sleep like a human, and she starts crying and howling and baying like nothing else. This went on for over ten minutes. My BIL came in because he thought she got caught in a mousetrap or something. When I told him that I had simply moved her off the pillow, he said with a straight face "Oh yeah, we've never moved her off the pillow before."

Such a sweet dog :)

2 points · 1 year ago

He has the same birthday as LSD?

I love how he stitched together his ideas.

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3 points · 1 year ago

Appendectomy.

Where would they announce it?

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1 point · 1 year ago

TV, online, same places as any election results. There's a decent chance it'll even get limited coverage on national news sources.

Love it - you may have just coined a phrase. I was thinking wow, what's this new term - like they've peeled the layers back? Cried over it? They've got the onions.

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1 point · 1 year ago

No. I literally have onions on my synth; it makes me cry every time I play it. What can I do?

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This has been a miserable run. Only three of my eleven jars even germinated, and of those three, only one made it without contamination.

I chose PF because it had worked well enough for me in the past. I lost a couple cakes to contamination, but still had a yield that lasted me well over a year once dried. No need to try bulk in that situation, right? But just a single cake, that's not gonna yield much...

So basically, should I just make a tiny SGFC and try to do better next time? Or should I try to spawn my one cake to a bulk substrate? Trying to do a cake-to-rye jar transfer sounds like an invitation for more contamination, but I have straw I could pasteurize and grate the cake into.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 year ago

Oh yeah, building the fruiting chamber isn't the issue. I fruited all my cakes in 3-liters last time. I'm just looking for advice on whether I should try to stretch this cake further in some way or just fruit it as normal and try again later.

2 points · 2 years ago

Tortoise- TNT. Never heard anything like it. Amazing.

Nope you're the only one. You're so special Cody you must be from the NorthWest

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No, he's Cody North from the west.

Let's be real: if they're advertising their services, they're a dealer, not a caregiver. Under MA law, caregivers are to have a one-to-one relationship with patients.

They are better dispensaries than the store frunts.

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2 points · 2 years ago

I personally don't really have a problem with it, at least not until the state gets its head out of its butt about providing adequate care.

I do think it's important to make the distinction though.

10 points · 2 years ago

Tortoise

2 points · 2 years ago

"I am protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act from answering that question."

3 points · 2 years ago

High doses a shaman does not make.

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4 points · 2 years ago

The article mentioned that home deliveries are already allowed under law?

2 points · 2 years ago

Wow, actual common-sense progress. Amazing.

It's pretty weird Wasn't fun Wasn't bad It was just weird and crazy I don't really wanna try it again.

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7 points · 2 years ago

I've done both. They're not really as comparable as they sound on paper.

2 points · 2 years ago

Yeah, that sounds like salvia. Not fun, not bad, just crazy.

Except I definitely wanted to try it again after my first time. It took me about a dozen tries before I decided no more.

They haven't pointed any out, just said that all studies have them.

I said most studies do, when you read studies you should be skeptical.

I pointed out many flaws, and that being, having small sample size, and subjective responses. There is many more. Not sure if you read but I was right, the original study OP posted did not even have interpretations on whether it was good or bad.

denied the value of subjective metrics.

I did the opposite. I mentioned observations on subjective data is all we have, including observations in hospitals, and in this subreddit alone. Its everywhere.

The previous study has a small sample size. You seriously need to read a book on this to understand. Im sorry but talk to any researcher and theyd agree.

I did nothing that you said. you are just avoiding responding to my response. So why not do so? You basically have no idea what you are talking about, as my oriigonal comment was right- I wish there was data on whether these neurological connections were positive.

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0 points · 2 years ago

I pointed out many flaws, and that being ... subjective responses.

I did the opposite [of denying the value of subjective metrics].

I'm just going to leave this here.

Good. But know that the lack of response, despite the way you justify it, means that you don't feel superior enough intellectually to respond.

Considering you think I didn't point out any flaws further proves my point. You didn't understand to the point that you didn't even pick up on them- you don't even know what to look for in the first place.

Either that or you know your wrong.

But enough has been said, I have to go back to studying my doctorate that focuses on study interpretation.

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0 points · 2 years ago

Like I said above, I'm not going to engage with someone who is clearly just trying to provoke me. You've accused me of getting emotional, patronized me with advice to read a book or to ask a researcher, and now you're just outright calling me stupid. That's not an intellectual discussion, it's trolling.

Best of luck with your studies.

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54 points · 2 years ago · edited 2 years ago

honestly, i've never met someone who smoked weed who didn't also like to drink, usually at the same time.

i envision beer companies using that as a marketing thing if weed were legal everywhere. budweiser - goes great with your evening joint

edit: i get it, there are people here who like weed but don't like drinking. stop telling me

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4 points · 2 years ago

I don't really dislike alcohol per se, but I definitely drink a lot less when there's cannabis around.

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