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Cannabis Opposition put in place by 15-year old teenagers statement.

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We at USWC really like it when something wonderful comes from our nations youth that can put things simply to our nations grown-ups.

15-year old Coltyn Turner said something wonderful regarding the treatment of his illness with Cannabis. It summed up the attitude of most Americans who are treating themselves with some form of Weed. Many of whom are moving to Weed-legal states instead of waiting for their government to catch-up with them.  He let them know exactly how he feels in a single sentence. “I’d rather be illegally alive than legally dead”.

Good job Coltyn!

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or click here – Coltyn Turners Article

4 of 5 Adult Americans favor legalization for Weed!!

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Well it looks as if the tide is just about to rise in our favor again according to The Harris Poll® of 2,221 U.S. adults surveyed online between February 11 and 17, 2015.

According to the results of the Poll 81% of Adult Americans are ready to legalize Weed. That is 7 percentage points higher than a Poll taken in 2011. Meaning there is no other subject that Americans agree on more than legalizing Cannabis.

We at USWC would like to think the 19% will come to their senses. In the meanwhile, enjoy the change! We love the way you think America!


First Church of Cannabis Has IRS Approval

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IRS approves first Church Of Cannabis. what’s next for marijuana?
Welcome to the First Church of Cannabis Inc., approved by Indiana’s Secretary of State under its controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Even bigger that state law approval, the church has even been granted tax-exempt status by the IRS (link is external). Tea Party conservatives evidently had a lot more trouble with their tax exemption applications. The stated intent of the upstart church is “to start a church based on love and understanding with compassion for all.”

Bill Levin is the self-described “Minister of Love and Grand Poobah” of the Church. The first church service is set for July 1, 2015. It is no coincidence that July 1 is the day the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act takes effect. The church has a Facebook page (link is external) with clever notes like “The Deity Dozen,” “Don’t be an asshole” and “Do not be a ‘troll’ on the Internet.”

The Indianapolis Star (link is external) says First Church of Cannabis could test (link is external) the new religious freedom law. And many are probably wondering if the Church of Cannabis a realchurch. The State of Indiana and the IRS think so. For others, it may depend on how you define a church and how well this fits the pattern. There are some strange court cases that have looked at the question. For example, U.S. v. Myers, examined five factors to determine whether a “Church of Marijuana” was authentically religious: ultimate ideas, metaphysical beliefs, a moral system, comprehensiveness of beliefs, and the ‘accoutrements of religion,’ such as important writings, a priesthood, etc.
The Church says that “Cannabis, the ‘healing plant,’ is our sacrament.” Its founder plans to grow hemp. though the church will not buy or sell marijuana. But smoking in church will evidently be permitted. “If someone is smoking in our church, God bless them,” Levin said. “This is a church to show a proper way of life, a loving way to live life. We are called ‘cannataerians.’”

There are many tax advantages of church status and an IRS determination letter (link is external). Even compared to other tax-exempt organizations, church status is the crème de la crème. Churches reap a vast array of tax advantages. They even include special rules limiting IRS authority to audit a church (link is external). A “church” is not specifically defined in the tax code, but the IRS lays out buzzwords in its tax guide for churches and religious organizations (link is external), including these characteristics:

Distinct legal existence;
Recognized creed and form of worship;
Definite and distinct ecclesiastical government;
Formal code of doctrine and discipline;
Distinct religious history;
Membership not associated with any other church or denomination;
Organization of ordained ministers;
Ordained ministers selected after completing prescribed study;
Literature of its own;
Established places of worship;
Regular congregations;
Regular religious services;
Sunday schools for religious instruction of the young; and
Schools for preparing its members.
The IRS considers all facts and circumstances in assessing whether an organization qualifies. But unlike other exempt organizations, a church need not actually apply for tax exemption (link is external). Most churches do, but it is technically not required. The Nonprofit Risk Management Center (link is external) reports that over one hundred 501(c)(3) organizations lose their tax-exempt status each year. The reasons vary, but the losses of tax-exempt status do suggest that the mere fact that the First Church of Cannabis obtained a tax exemption does not necessarily mean it will keep it forever.


Strawberry Cough Strain of The Week!

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Humboldt, Tennessee, is the Strawberry Capital of the World. So is Ponchatoula, Louisiana. And Plant City, Florida… and Stilwell, Oklahoma. Need something closer to home: try Watsonville, California. Or Oxnard. Apparently it makes no difference. Heck, you could be sitting in one of the Strawberry Capitals of the World right now.

Just as prolific as world “strawberry capitals”, Strawberry Cough also seems to be popping up everywhere these days, enjoying a wave of popularity that includes several recent Cannabis Cup wins. Strawberry Cough is a hybrid of Strawberry Fields, an indica, and Haze, a landrace sativa. True to half its name, the strain smells of strawberries immediately upon opening the jar — though I didn’t cough nearly as much as its moniker would suggest. The sweet berry taste was reminiscent of Frankenberry cereal, creating a smooth and flavorful smoke.

With a high that is uplifting but focused, Strawberry Cough is perfect for group work or outings with friends, leaving you feeling social and interactive. However, the contributions of its indica genetics means is just the right bit of relaxing: like an airport massage before boarding your plane. Combined, these effects work brilliantly to curb the symptoms of social anxiety and depression.

Thank you to Jeff at OC Weed Review

Strain Of The Week

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Mars OG Strain of The Week!

Last week we focused attention on our current planet with our review of Earth OG. And so for our next Strain of the Week, we look to our future planet in Mars OG. Long have we looked to Mars for the existence of little green men on the surface. Yet now, we are looking at the surface for a new home. During your lifetime or one to come, Earthlings will likely attempt to become Martians. Until that day comes, there is Mars OG.

An indoor to outdoor grow of the Fire OG Kush phenotype, expect an earthy musk scent to the big resinous buds, like leaves and punky wood–with an underlying herbal spiciness. The low THC and high CBD numbers mean lots of body effects and couch-lock with very little “intoxication”, making Mars OG an ideal medication. If it is good for pain, then it is great for insomnia. Within 30 minutes and as the peak begins to subside, Mars OG lulls you off to a perfect, contented sleep.

Thank you to Jeff of OC Week Review!

Mother Takes Plea Deal To Avoid Jail Time for Cannabis Use to Sick Child

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Minnesota: Mom Who Gave Cannabis Oil To Son Accepts Deal To Avoid Trial

Florida Moms

A woman who gave her teenage son cannabis oil for seizures and chronic pain has been offered a deal allowing her to avoid going to trial.

Angela Brown says she accepted the agreement between her attorney and the county prosecutor. She tells the Star Tribune that a child endangerment charge against her will be dropped so long as she pays a $100 court fee and goes 90 days without repeating the offense.

Brown, of Madison, was facing up to a year in prison and a $3,000 fine if convicted.

She has said her 15-year-old son improved dramatically after he was given cannabis oil for ailments stemming from a brain injury three years ago.

The family bought the oil legally in Colorado, but medical marijuana doesn’t become legal in Minnesota until this July.

Obama Makes It Clear for Support of Medical Cannabis

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Obama Reiterates Enthusiastic Support Of Medical Marijuana

In a CNN special to be aired on Sunday, not only will President Barack Obama state his full support of medical marijuana, he’ll also advocate for alternative models of drug abuse treatment which don’t involve incarceration.

Medical Pot Sign

The television special, called “Weed 3,” features CNN’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon who came to support medical marijuana after reviewing the evidence. This time around, he’ll be delving into the politics of medical marijuana research and interviewing President Barack Obama, according to an email obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Obama has previously predicted that more states will follow the lead of Washington and Colorado in legalizing recreational marijuana, and confirmed that although marijuana is still illegal on the federal level, the Department of Justice will look the other way.

Gupta and Obama briefly discussed the recent bipartisan bill on the Senate floor introduced by Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, which proposes to reschedule marijuana from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2.

Gupta wanted to know directly if Obama supports Booker’s bill.

You know, I think I’d have to take a look at the details, but I’m on record as saying that not only do I think carefully prescribed medical use of marijuana may in fact be appropriate and we should follow the science as opposed to ideology on this issue, but I’m also on record as saying that the more we treat some of these issues related to drug abuse from a public health model and not just from an incarceration model, the better off we’re going to be,” Obama responded.

Obama cited the declining usage rates of tobacco in the United States as an instance of how effective public health models can be if taken seriously. All this can be accomplished without jail sentences.

You know, one of the great victories of this country has been our ability to reduce incidences of smoking, increase the incidences of seat belt use,” Obama told Gupta. “You know, we save tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of lives every single year. We didn’t throw anybody in jail; we just made sure that they were well-informed and if somebody has an addiction, we made sure that we made it easy for them to get help.”

In late February, Obama said that states have the option of discouraging marijuana in the same way public health models have discouraged tobacco–through education as opposed to a heavy-handed approach which locks away non-violent drug offenders.

If the president means what he says about following science, then there’s no question he should support legislation to move marijuana out of Schedule I, a category that’s supposed to be reserved for substances with no medical value,” Tom Angell, chairman of the Marijuana Majority, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

I“And, since it’s so hard to get anything through Congress these days, he should even do more than that. He should exercise his power under the Controlled Substances Act to administratively reschedule marijuana right away,” Angell added. “The only thing stopping him from doing that is his own reluctance to follow through on his stated principle of letting science dictate policy.”

Spring Is Here With Earth OG!!! Weed Review Strain of The Week!

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There is a very important day this week that is sure to bring people together as a community and help raise awareness for an important cause. No, I’m not talking about 4/20. This Wednesday is Earth Day. Founded in 1970, Earth Day has been reminding us for 45 years that we only have one home and it’s not a bad idea to keep it tidy. So in honor of Earth Day and the place we put our stuff, our Strain of the Week is Earth OG.

Earth OG is a hybrid of the popular East Coast strain, Sour Diesel, and Ghost OG, or a similar OG cut. The scent is rich with a pungent earthy spice and a puckery sour lemon from the unique diesel-PineSol combination from the dominant terpenes of the parent strains.

A two sided strain, Earth OG covers all the bases. There is an uplifting cerebral rush from the Sour Diesel, perfect for creativity, anti-depression, and social anxiety. On the other side, the Ghost OG offers pain moderation and excellent stress relief with its physical OG relaxation. This duality makes Earth OG the ideal all-purpose, all-day medication.

Strain Of The Week! Ghost

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There is not an abundance of strain information on the interwebs about Ghost OG, and despite hitting its peak in popularity just a few years ago, it is not prevalent on most menus. Ghost OG is purported to be a phenotype of OG Kush. Some critics would even say it is “THE” cut of OG Kush, preferable to all others. However, that’s been said other times about other phenotypes.

Ghost OG exhibits typical OG Kush characteristics, including its citrusy pine scent. However, the citrus is less acidic and sweeter and the pine is musky, like a forest floor. There is even a touch of ginger in the flavor of the original cut.

There are plenty of physical effects from Ghost OG, and the high can be drowsy and locking. Wherever you are when you smoke Ghost OG is where you will stay. There are claims that it might have an additional Afghani Kush influence from a backcrossing. If this is true, it would make Ghost OG an excellent before bed, indica dominant strain. Never overbearing, our Strain of the Week is perfect for relief from migraines, cramps, chronic pain, and of course, insomnia, without too much cerebral rush.

Thank you to Jeff of the OC Weed Review!!!

Easter Strain of The Week Jilly Bean

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When it comes to the Easter holiday, I can take or leave most of the treats. Creme eggs, chocolate bunnies, those foul Peeps — all are left in the Easter basket well into April. But there is one candy of which I can never get my fill, jelly beans. I started buying them when they were put on the shelves back in February, and I have hoarded enough to get me through until next year. And if not, there is always Jelly Belly.

Named for the breeder, Mz Jill herself, from TGA Subcool Seeds, Jilly Bean is a cross between Orange Velvet and, our own favorite, Space Queen. With taste notes of sweet orange and sour grapefruit, as well as mango and pineapple, this isn’t your typical jelly bean bag, either. Flavors like this belong in the fancy tropical jelly bean bag.

Jilly Bean is a great outgoing daily strain, especially useful for those with social anxiety. The cerebral effects are also helpful in enhancing creativity, and shifting thought patterns produced by the high work against depression and ADHD. However, with no lack of indica influence, there is enough electric body buzz and physical relaxation in Jilly Bean to ease out tension and mild pain as well.

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