What features do YOU want to see?

We are quickly working behind the scenes to bring you some crazy new stuff!

So, we apologize for the lack of posts lately.  We want to ask the readers and visitors to post in the comments below,

What features do YOU want to see?  Please keep things civil and lets see what we can do to drive up our community to the next level!

We thank the visitors of our forum, if you have a particular idea or feature you want to see in the forums again, then let us know!

The forums are rocking

While we get the other sections of the site up, why dont you guys check out the forums at http://boards.cannabis.com

Many members are currently over there and there exists all sorts of information on medical marijuana, growing tips, casual conversation and casual areas, and much much more, you are bound to find a good friend or two there :)

Videos and Pictures?

Lots of members have stated where are the videos and pictures from before?  We will be placing up a legacy area soon for the old site, and will be moving over lots of the pictures and videos from before into its brand new areas… Keep Posted for this as well!

Vaporizers and more

We are working on re-launching our vaporizer sections with all-new-up-to-date information, contests, and more!

If you have been looking into vaporizers and see if it will be a good fit for you, then you will not want to miss this!

Let us know in the comments what you want to see in the vaporizer sections!

Medical Marijuana Information?

Looking for medical marijuana information? Soon, we will be unveiling lots of features for our users as well as several comprehensive resources. Stay tuned! In the meantime if you are looking for dispensaries and doctors try checking out Cann.com which is our new dispensary location tool. Thanks for the support of the Cannabis.com community!

Texas county on the map for Celebrity Busts

Sierra Blanca, Texas – In this dry and dusty West Texas town has started to make international news of late for providing an extra stop for those celebrities busted for marijuana: the Hudspeth County Jail.

Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, and Armie Hammer are some of the celebrities amongst many thousands of people who are busted for possession at a Border Patrol checkpoint outside the town in recent years – placing the town under national spotlight.

In a weird twist, Steven Seagal (who always seems to pop up in the most oddest places), is currently signing up to become a county officer for the same Hudspeth County Jail.  Already deputized in Louisiana and Arizona, it looks like Steven Seagal is looking to make his mark in this Texas town.  Will Shaq be next?

Deputies who busted Snoop Dogg are known to have posed with pictures after the authorities state that they found several marijuana joints on his bus earlier this month.  Willie Nelson made news couple years back in 2010 for the same thing – the county prosecutor made the oddest suggestion that Willie Nelson settle his marijuana charges by performing “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” for the courtroom.  However, Willie Nelson paid a fine instead.

The sleepy town of Sierra Blanca has a current 1,000-person population, which is the result of years of de-population with the Interstate 10 providing a means to bypass the city.

As a result, the highway is sending many thousands of drug bust cases Sierra Blanca’s way, courtesy of a Border checkpoint just outside the town where as many as 17,000 trucks, cars, passengers, and buses are looked over with a team of drug-sniffing dogs.

A good handful of those busts include people with a small amount of cannabis, whom state they have medical marijuana licenses from California, Arizona, or New Mexico.  However, Texas does not allow for medicinal pot prescription and thus arise the issues.

Who will be the next celebrity to make his next visit to this small Texas county?

Brand new design

Its been some time coming – we have now relaunched our new index design, soon to be filled with lots of awesome features!

Please tell all your friends and come back soon to check out our new features soon to come!

World’s oldest marijuana stash totally busted

 

Two pounds of still-green weed found in a 2,700-year-old Gobi Desert grave

Nearly two pounds of still-green plant material found in a 2,700-year-old grave in the Gobi Desert has just been identified as the world’s oldest marijuana stash, according to a paper in the latest issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany.

A barrage of tests proves the marijuana possessed potent psychoactive properties and casts doubt on the theory that the ancients only grew the plant for hemp in order to make clothing, rope and other objects.

They apparently were getting high too.

Lead author Ethan Russo told Discovery News that the marijuana “is quite similar” to what’s grown today.

“We know from both the chemical analysis and genetics that it could produce THC (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid synthase, the main psychoactive chemical in the plant),” he explained, adding that no one could feel its effects today, due to decomposition over the millennia.

Russo served as a visiting professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Botany while conducting the study. He and his international team analyzed the cannabis, which was excavated at the Yanghai Tombs near Turpan, China. It was found lightly pounded in a wooden bowl in a leather basket near the head of a blue-eyed Caucasian man who died when he was about 45.

“This individual was buried with an unusual number of high value, rare items,” Russo said, mentioning that the objects included a make-up bag, bridles, pots, archery equipment and a kongou harp. The researchers believe the individual was a shaman from the Gushi people, who spoke a now-extinct language called Tocharian that was similar to Celtic.

Scientists originally thought the plant material in the grave was coriander, but microscopic botanical analysis of the bowl contents, along with genetic testing, revealed that it was cannabis.

The size of seeds mixed in with the leaves, along with their color and other characteristics, indicate the marijuana came from a cultivated strain. Before the burial, someone had carefully picked out all of the male plant parts, which are less psychoactive, so Russo and his team believe there is little doubt as to why the cannabis was grown.

What is in question, however, is how the marijuana was administered, since no pipes or other objects associated with smoking were found in the grave.

“Perhaps it was ingested orally,” Russo said. “It might also have been fumigated, as the Scythian tribes to the north did subsequently.”

Although other cultures in the area used hemp to make various goods as early as 7,000 years ago, additional tomb finds indicate the Gushi fabricated their clothing from wool and made their rope out of reed fibers. The scientists are unsure if the marijuana was grown for more spiritual or medical purposes, but it’s evident that the blue-eyed man was buried with a lot of it.

“As with other grave goods, it was traditional to place items needed for the afterlife in the tomb with the departed,” Russo said.

The ancient marijuana stash is now housed at Turpan Museum in China. In the future, Russo hopes to conduct further research at the Yanghai site, which has 2,000 other tombs.

Stash for the afterlife: A photograph of a stash of cannabis found in the 2,700-year-old grave of a man in the Gobi Desert. Scientists are unsure if the marijuana was grown for more spiritual or medical purposes, but it’s evident that the man was buried with a lot of it.