Do I sound like a pot smoking hippy? That's what the government want you to think...
Date: 3/13/2009 6:46:40 AM ( 12 y ) ... viewed 4201 times
If you have been reading my blogs you will know that the THC in hemp oil is claimed to be able to cure cancer, and that some people believe we are now at "peak oil", which will be followed by the potential breakdown of civilization as we know it.
What has this got to do do with smoking put you ask?
Well, take a look at these two short videos for starters, and as you will see they are from "down under", as are a couple of other things here...
The above features Doctor Andrew Katelaris - who was deregistered and his name removed from the Register of Medical Practitioners of New South Wales deregistered and his name removed from the Register of Medical Practitioners of New South Wales (see page 50 of http://www.nswmb.org.au/system/files/f10/f20/o388//Katelaris.pdf) - explores the "billion dollar crop" and points out that cannabis has never caused a death in the world, and compares it with alcohol. As Katelaris points out, the crop can be grown without THC - but you may remember it was THC that was alleged to have cured cancer, and he says it helps with the wasting disease associated with HIV. Katelaris thinks the non THC crop will help restore Australia's economy, because the fibres are much better than cotton, and he explains why. Unfortunately the non THC crop is also illegal.
The second very short video below shows how Henry Ford made a plastic car in 1941 using hemp.
Now onto the main video, split into two parts:
Now I was going to go through this video, and I will add some comments when I have, but I have found a site where someone has done a transcript with some pictures from the above video, so go and open http://www.panacea-bocaf.org/hemprevolution.htm in a new window and read that side by side while you watch the video, to get a similar experience.
Don't miss this 9 minute video, it's about the history of hemp, described as "the environmentally sustainable alternative". It's very good:
I guess we'll have to wait until peak oil bites hard and people are running into the country starving before we see the return of hemp.
Hey, I just realised, as you will see from the fourth video above, an artificial version of Marijuana is currently legal to buy, and it's called Marinol http://www.medic8.com/medicines/Marinol.html
I quote from it:
"Marinol, a registered trademark of Unimed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the commercial name for a product containing dronabinol, which is synthetic Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is a naturally occurring component in marijuana. Marinol is the only Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved cannabinoid and is prescribed as an appetite stimulant, primarily for AIDS and chemotherapy patients. Compare Sativex, a mouth spray for neuropathic pain of multiple sclerosis sufferers approved for use in Canada."