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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:44 AM
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Is Cutting-Edge Marijuana Lab the Future of Legitimate Pot?
http://www.alternet.org/drugreporter/130163/marijuana%2... /

At downtown Oakland's Harborside Health Center, the hairy green buds have numbers. The new nomenclature beckons viewers from within seven gleaming glass display cases. Antiseptic white placards boast authoritative black digits. Each stands erect next to a Petri dish of high-octane "White Rhino" or "Afgooey Super Melt." They read: 7 percent, 11 percent, 18 percent, or 21 percent. Even 80 percent.

"80 percent THC?" asks a potential customer. He's referring to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

"That's a concentrate," reminds Stephen DeAngelo, proud owner of the three-year-old collective. DeAngelo's facility boasts 20,000 members and grossed more than $10 million last year. Even amid the recession, lines are a constant phenomenon and DeAngelo is looking to double his space. Hundreds of new customers sign up monthly, attracted partly by the immaculate facility: its savvy, well-paid "budtenders" and $40, eighth-ounce pot dosages. But part of the appeal is the new placards the result of a disruptive new service by Harborside's partners at the Analytical Laboratory Project.

"For the first time in the 3,000-year history of human cannabis consumption, consumers will be provided a scientific assessment of the safety and potency of products prior to ingesting them," DeAngelo announced in December.
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Baikonour Donating Member (979 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:55 AM
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1. I'd love to see a picture of the 80% strain.
It's probably all white.
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woodwrite Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:45 AM
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2. Marijuana IS something of a wonder plant
You can get a lot from it besides a buzz,.... fibers for rope and textiles, fuel, quite a few useful chemical derivatives, in fact, including those medicinal. Legalization is an absolute must.
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