Myths About Cannabis Misconceptions Cannabis is probably the world’s most popular casual use drug that is illegal in most nations. It has become so widespread that many people wouldn’t think twice about asking to light up at a friend’s or to smoke in public places. It is an ancient drug that has been used throughout history for medical, magical, and pleasurable purposes. Thanks to the scare-tactics of propaganda in the 1960s and 1970s, there are many myths surrounding the drug – this list intends to put things straight once and for all. Myth: Cannabis’ active ingredient THC gets stored in body fat and its effects can last days or even weeks Fact: It is true that cannabis (like many other drugs) enters the body’s fat stores, and it is for this reason that it can be detected long after use, but that is the only part of this myth which is true. Myth: Cannabis use causes memory loss and a general reduction in logic and intelligence Myth: Cannabis has been scientifically proven to be harmful Sources:1. Jamie Frater
Cannabis: The Forbidden Medicine With Health Benefits You Will Not Hear About On The News You might think that if scientists found a cure to cancer it would be a HUGE STORY, right? It would make the top story during prime-time news of every major television network, as well as the headline of every newspaper across the country. The person who found the cure would be a hero and the world would be celebrating… Then why hasn’t that happened? A study done in Madrid, discovered that the cannabinoids in marijuana inhibit tumor growth. The presentation of cannabinoids, such as THC, CBD, CBN, etc…, promotes apoptosis killing off gliomas, leukemias, melanomas and other cancerous cell types; this is exactly what chemotherapies aim to do. “In 1974 the National Institute of Health ordered the Medical College of Virginia to find evidence that smoking cannabis damages the immune system. The sad part is that most Americans have never heard about the Madrid studies, and the story was only ran once by the Associated Press and the United Press International. Dr. Dr.
Grav Labs Medical & Scientific Studies Further Links Secret of the Green Dragon Marijuana Production: Comparison with other Cash Crops At an estimated $35.8 billion marijuana is by far the largest cash crop in the United States when compared to the average production values of other crops from 2003 to 2005. (Production values for other crops were obtained from the Department of Agriculture. ) Table 7. Top Cash Crops in the United States (Average Value 2003 – 2005) Based on a comparison with average production values of other crops from 2003 to 2005 marijuana is the top cash crop in 12 states, one of the top 3 cash crops in 30 states, and one of the top 5 cash crops in 39 states.  Marijuana is the largest cash crop in Alaska, Alabama, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Domestic marijuana production often takes place in marginal areas not usually associated with agricultural production. Table 8.
Uses For Industrial Hemp Not to overly play into the stereotype of the TreeHugger moniker, but today is 4/20 so a quick review of all the great uses for industrial hemp--you know, that non-psychoactive relative of marijuana that for myriad moronic reasons is more or less illegal* to cultivate in the United States but not work with and sell--seemed apropos. From clothing, to food, to fuel, to a whole host of consumer and building products, not to mention helping in cleaning up soil pollution, it's only slightly hyperbole to call hemp a wonder crop: photo: Janet via flickr. 1. Clothing Hemp's been used for textiles since time immemorial--samples of hemp fabric in China date back to 8,000 BC--though it has certainly had a renaissance of late. photo: Sarah McD via flickr. 2. About one third of hemp seed's weight comes from hemp oil, which is both edible but highly nutritious, containing essential fatty acids. 3. 4. 5. Hemp is also a viable feedstock for plastics production. 6. Yes, you can make biofuel from hemp!
Seven Things You Didn't Know About Medical Marijuana Get Topic Updates Share Slideshow Written by Emily Lapkin and Medically Reviewed by Scott Pearlman, M.D. 1. Think you know it all about medical marijuana? Advertisement The Brain on Marijuana Marijuana's effect on the brain is far from understood, but Australian research published Monday in the Archives of General Psychiatry suggests that very heavy long-term smoking might be associated with structural changes in two areas of the brain rich in receptors to the drug. The hippocampus, believed to regulate emotion and memory, and the amygdala, which plays a role in aggression and fear, were smaller—12 percent and 7 percent, respectively—in a group that smoked at least five joints daily for at least the past 10 years (and, on average, 20 years) when compared to a nonsmoking group. Users also showed more signs of sub-threshold psychotic symptoms compared with those in the group that abstained. But it's way too early for parents to conclude that pot deteriorates the brain, cautions Scott Swartzwelder, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University whose own research focuses on substance abuse and the adolescent brain.
Prevention and treatment of powdery mildew on cannabis and marijuana Powdery mildew is one of the most widespread plant pests. It tends to affect flowering plants and fruit trees or bushes (roses, apple trees, etc.) as well as cannabis. The spores are in the air or on contaminated plants in the garden and can easily be drawn into your grow room by ventilators. In internet forums and cannabis cultivation books you may find lengthy lists of possible treatments that look temptingly promising for a complete recovery at all stages of mildew infestation. In warm, dry climate powdery mildew spreads widely. Powdery mildew can be detected by the white-coating on leaves and shoot tips, which succumb to the infestation by atrophy and eventually die. Mildew is a surprisingly aggressive fungus taking second place only to bud/grey mold (Botrytis). Photo 1: The first signs of powdery mildew are small circular white spots. Photo 2: As the infection progresses the mildew becomes more visible and covers the leaf surface. Avoid this sign when purchasing a fungicide! Neem oil
Telling Teenagers the Truth Lying to Teens about Marijuana does more harm than good. I think it's wrong for society to lie to teenagers about smoking marijuana. I find it frustrating when I hear ads from places like "Partnership for a Drug Free America" running commercials against Pot that just aren't true. I don't like it when people warn teens about using "Marijuana and Cocaine" when Pot is almost harmless and Cocaine is a dangerous drug. For those parents who are reading this in horror, I am not trying to get kids to smoke Pot. How bad is Marijuana Really? As compared to most drugs, Pot is the least dangerous. Pot will cause some short term memory loss. Pot will give you the Munchies. Pot is a sexual stimulant. Never drive while doing any drugs or alcohol, or many prescription drugs for that matter. Smoking Pot increases your risk of cancer. Pot will give you dry mouth. The most dangerous thing about Pot is getting caught with it. Benefits of Marijuana Marijuana is the safest of all drugs. It's your Life!