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Cannabis

Discussion in 'Commodities' started by Ann, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Ann

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    I can one testify about the benefits CBD oil for chronic anxiety, it is brilliant and bets all the pharm chemicals that are prescribed by doctors, which are all addictive and provide no long term benefits to the user.
    However, it is still illegal, which sucks, as the establishment still will not recognize the benefits of this plant, mainly due to the establishment being controlled by big pharm.

    What I find funny is that while govnuts have wage their war on so called drugs, it is the big pharm companies that have benefited with legal drugs that are far more addictive and have negatives for society long term. I call govnuts naive. They allow gambled advertising, tobacco and alcohol, but a plant that has many medicinal properties is not allowed.

    Wish we had a proactive and progressive govnuts!
     
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    Cannabis crops are a very efficient source material for making paper and of course would replace many plastic products. They grow quickly also with minimum water.

    As it could help save our natural forests it has been on our green agenda always. Tried it once and not for me but some family enjoy a puff now and then with no ill effect that I can see.
     
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    Explode, please do not confuse the 2.
    Hemp is completely different from marijuana in its function, cultivation and application.
    The main difference between the two is in its chemical composition, specifically in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the chemical responsible marijuana’s psychological effects.An average batch of marijuana contains anywhere from 5-20% THC content. Some premium marijuana can have up to 25-30% THC. Hemp, on the other hand, has a max THC level of 0.3%

    Same plant different ingredients. Do not confuse the 2.
     
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    ...and hemp makes lovely linen-like fabric. Much better than cotton which takes enormous amounts of water to grow.

    It is a wonderful product with so much going for it.

    I tried it a couple of times, did nothing for me. A family member tried it a few times and ended up with a serious psychotic episode.
     
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    Ann, again I will ask, before people make comments understand the difference between hemp (sativa) and dope (indica).

    Your fine clothes made from hemp cannot be smoked and get a high.

    It is this difference between the 2 strains that is vitally important for people to understand.

    Read, learn, investigate and understand. Do not perpetuate the myths and miss information, it will only prevent a great plant being used for good in our society.
     
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    Yep know about this, I am not sure I was putting up mis-information. I said hemp for the material, I know the difference. I have been reading about cannabis for a number of years. I really want to see Cannabis legalized even for limited medical use. I used to care for a number of people living with AIDS for many years. It was a life extender. I would also like to see more done with Hemp the plant, it is a very wasted resource crop. I tend to think the problem is both plants look similar even though they are chemically different. So there is a lot of licensing problems or perhaps I should say hurdles for wide cultivation...this is Hemp of which I am speaking, not medical cannabis.
     
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    I was going to query your 25-30% THC levels but then found out some reach 80% :eek:
    https://archives.drugabuse.gov/rise-in-marijuanas-thc-levels

    THC is a neurotoxin.
     
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  9. So_Cynical

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    Indica has high THC content and low CBD, Sativa the other way round with low THC and high CBD, The industry has produced over a 1000 variety's of both and hybrids, Indica dominant is dopy and Sativa more of a head high.
     
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    Knew this Bloke once who claimed he used to grow and sell crops. One carpark size 5x2m approx - $1 million.
    Apparently they've genetically modified Pot so well its so small but so bushy and potent.
     
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    I have participated, used both over my life
    I still love a smoke ever know and then, there is nothing better than getting high and laugh your guts out. I advocated the legalization of marijuana for a lot of reason.

    2 Simple reasons :
    1. I have never seen anyone wish to hurt someone else who is high on dope, I have encountered many times people effected by alcohol which is legal do harm to others.
    2. It pisses me off that the selling of dope and the large profits involved goes untaxed and unregulated, but is prevalent in our society. Our law enforcement should be focused on dealing with issues that are negative towards our society, people high on pot hardly are high on the priority list

    I strongly support and advocate the legalization of hemp for the following reason :
    1. It is a much better environment product for producing clothing, paper and lubrication oils
    2. It is a nature carbon sink, that has little impact on the environment
    3. It has many and I say many medicinal applications, that would be a large benefit to society
     
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    Yep, dope smokers don't fire up like Drinkers and Amphetamine users etc.
    Marijuana can be good for the Body but THC is bad for the Brain.
     
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    CBD is good for the body and mind, THC is good for a high, which is also okay.

    The difference between the 2 is the devil in the detail.
     
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    Look, we can't have everybody growing their own medicines. Big pharmas shareholders would be right pi55ed off. They were promised dividends don't you know.;)
     
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    Since Colorado legalised i have been following the rise of Cannabis increasing when Cali and Canada both went legal as well, Youtube is full of grow and info videos with some micro grows in small spaces, there are maybe 100 web sites selling 100's of variety's of seeds, auto flowers, feminised all sorts - its a big industry that is now somewhat unstoppable due to size and the Internets ability to make everything local and easy.

    Aust Post and customs are being overwhelmed with imports via the post and they can do little to stop it, seeds in general dont smell like pot so the dogs cant detect them, auto flower feminised seeds only take 3 or 4 months to mature and can be grown in a small suitcase sized area.
     
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    I had an idea you could grow one or two plants in your own garden for personal use, is this still the case? It might be a state by state thing, I should imagine. I tend to remember at one stage Canberra was more relaxed legally about it than other states. Does anyone know how one would legally stand here?
     
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    Well there you go, Canberra residents can be off their heads....legally, when a Private Member Bill is past in the ACT.

    There will be no household limit on number of legal cannabis plants

    Sharehouses in Canberra could be teeming with pot plants when cannabis is legalised next year, with no household limits on the number of plants permissible.

    The private members bill from Labor backbencher Michael Pettersson removes the possession of cannabis under 50g as an offence and allows individuals to cultivate up to four plants. More...
     
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    ^ Explains our Governments.

    Didn't SA used to allow two plants?
     
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    I don't think so DK. I thought we could in Victoria but it appears not. Seems not in SA either, going by this news article.

    South Australia announces a new war on marijuana
     
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