STRANGE AND AMAZING FACTS ABOUT MARIJUANA YOU JUST CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP - PART 1
photo- Henry Ford Hemp Car
Medical Marijuana was legal during Prohibition (1920-1933).
However, you could buy Whiskey during prohibition - if and only if - it contained Medical Marijuana! Then when Alcohol was legalized, Marijuana became illegal. Like we said, you just can't make this stuff up.
The times are changing again as 40% of the US population can get Legal Access to Medical Marijuana
Marijuana is America's favorite quasi-illegal drug. Non-psychoactive Marijuana (CBD and other Cannabinoids) are legal in 80% of the country. Only 9 states have full on prohibition. Medical Marijuana is legal in about 50% of the states in the union. Recreational Marijuana use is now legal in Oregon, Colorado, Washington and Alaska. We expect that 75% of the country will have access to MMJ in the next 5 years.
Origins of Hemp use Dates Back to the Ice Age
Hemp fibers were used in Taiwan dating back 10,000 years. At that time, Mastodons were still roaming about the icy plains of North America. Who would know that this Herb would be demonized as a dangerous substance by "modern man", in all his fucking technological glory. Yeah, right, Cavemen can use hemp, but it's too dangerous for us evolved folk with our huge brain.
Just as Al Gore invented the internet, a Chinese Emperor Shen Nung first discovered Marijuana's medicinal uses. That story line goes up in smoke as Medical and Ritual Marijuana use artifact evidence from digs across Asia show that most every great culture used Cannabis and hemp.
Chinese script that translates into Hemp has been found on bones and turtle shells dating back 3000-3500 years.
In Western China, a European type person's (Caucasian) remains were found beside a large Cache of Psychoactive Marijuana. LCMS testing revealed an excellent Cannabinoid profile too. Some so called intellectuals think it was difficult for early man to figure out if a herb was psychoactive. But these kinds of thoughts are not founded in the historic record nor common sense. The minute you make a campfire from psychoactive herb, there will be no question whether it gets you high or not. The invention of fire by the way, dates back more than 500,000 years. .
Hemp and the Racket of War - Napoleon, Russia and the War of 1912
Hemp was the original and most sought after military material for hundreds of years. Hemp was used for sales, ropes, rigging and fiber for clothing. George Washington was well trained in the Traditions of British Hemp technologies. Upon independence, Washington decreed that in the interests of the country, every farmer had to grow Hemp. Imagine what the look on Washington's face would be if he knew that future Presidents would declare, with a straight face, that Marijuana and Hemp illegal, in the "best interests" of America.
The English Navy, which conquered much of the world relied on Russian Hemp to keep the Empire afloat, literally. A primary objective in Napoleon's invasion of Russia was to cut English Naval Hemp and timber supplies and weaken their fleet that were a thorn in the French side for a couple of centuries. Sadly for Napoleon and more sadly for the nearly 1 million soldiers that died, the greatest Marijuana raid in history failed miserably. Dito, the War of 1812 was designed to cut off North American timber supplies.
Of course War is full of scoundrels, a lot of New Englanders made a fortune supplying Napoleon's wars. The arms racket goes way back.
Marijuana is a Super-Duper Food
If you believe the nutritional reports from Food testing laboratories, Hemp seeds are among the healthiest food choices out there!. Hemp Seeds are an excellent source of protein, essential fatty acids, phytosterols, minerals, and fiber. They contain about 40-45% of oil and fatty acids,30-35% % protein and only 12% carbohydrates The amino acid composition of the protein includes every essential amino acid required by man. Almost no other plant can make this claim (if they could talk).
Vegans should note because a Hemp seed protein contains all the amino acids found in meat - that most vegetarians are deficient in. Hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids that man requires to exist. Hemp oil has a superior fatty acid profile. It contains the somewhat rare fatty acid gamma linolenic acid, which is used normalize women's periods and to balance emotional swings.
45-60% Linoleic acid - Omega-6*
20-25% Alpha Linolenic acid - Omega-3*
7-9% Oleic acid - Omega-9*
2-3% Gamma Linolenic acid
1-2% Stearidonic acid
8-10% Saturated Oils
There is zero chance of getting busted on a drug test because hemp oils are very low in THC, the psychoactive ingredient of Cannabis. With hemp products you can make milks, smoothies, salad oil.
Hemp as a Building Material and Fuel for Cars!
Hemp is an incredible building material, not quite accurately advertised as 10x stronger than Steel. Example: At the turn of the last century (1900) making bio-fuel from Hemp was no secret as well. This is why both alcohol and Marijuana were prohibited - to kill competition with Big Oil. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Believe it or not, none other than Henry Ford wanted to make his own fuel Bio-fuel supply for his customers.
"Henry Ford’s first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONSTRUCTED FROM HEMP! On his large estate, Ford was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, ‘grown from the soil,’ had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times stronger than steel." - Popular Mechanics
In another incredible happening, researchers were able to show that 20 people using hemp rope alone could move a 10,000 stone thirty meters in an hour!. This explains how Easter Islanders were able to move 5 ton statues a mile or more. The crazy shit people do!
A Woman's Medicine?
According to the latest research, smoking pot delivers substantially different physiological effects to females and males. In animal trials, rats were found to be more sensitive to Cannabis's pain killing properties. It seems that estrogen plays a role in these sex-specific effects. At ovulation, when estrogen is highest (by far) marijuana appears to magnify its effects, which makes it a miracle medicine for PMS sufferers.
MMJ is also recommended by medical doctors to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, weight management up and down, and keep you chillin when you would have been bitchin. None other than Queen Victoria, head of the world's largest Empire physicians prescribed Cannabis elixirs and creams and rubs to keep her royal highness at the peak of her powers.
Is a relaxed woman a sexy woman?
Scientists think so. "Studies have shown that during arousal and orgasm, parts of the female brain [associated] with high anxiety and stress deactivate, and many women I know smoke marijuana to help with this process of mental deactivation," - Sex therapist Ian Kerner
Women are generally more sensitive to Cannabinoids (the active ingredients of Marijuana) than men. It would be wise to know a good budtender that is an expert on Women's issues. Choosing the right strain of cannabis is very important. Some strains are high in very THC so look out. These marijuana strains may get rid of the pain, but if you smoke too much - you also might end up higher than a kite. Some strains contain CBD (non-psychoactive, highly medicinal component of marijuana) and little THC. These are the strains that deliver superior all round medicinal effects while keeping you chill but not stoned. Probably the best strain to start for most women would be a 5% THC with 15% CBD content.
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