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Post  Dissident on Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:27 am

This evening my mate said he bought me the seeds of the Lemon Kush , that is a species of Cannabis or Marijuana, so I can grow my own stuff , mainly with the aim of making ” rick simpson style” healing oil out of it.

It is winter now so there is no need for a real rush
If I succeed and have my own hemp oil , with THC , not just the CBD , I will be quite content. Also I can give it to other folk who have some things going on and who hasnt to see what it might do.
Technically you do not or should not use the oil to get  high, even though that is possible , it is far fetched, if you want to use it for entertainment purposes you can better just smoke it. For medical purposes you should use the oil , as that oil is medicine and smoking it is not a medicine, may have medicinal qualities to it but it is not medicine.

Got five seeds plus one for free, the one for free is White Widow.

So yes, it will be an interesting year for sure…
Will grow some outdoors and some indoors, just to make sure some will make it
another trick it to use a rope and pull the plant , bush, down to the ground
so it does not stand out too much.

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[size=42]Marijuana and Chronic Pain


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Marijuana is an effective painkiller, and scientists believe it may help some people to quit opiates.

Chronic pain is becoming more and more common worldwide. Addictive opioid painkillers are frequently prescribed for chronic pain, leaving many patients dependent on them. These medications also pose a high risk of accidental overdose.
Marijuana is known to be an effective painkiller for many conditions. Studies have shown that marijuana can be used successfully in place of, or alongside opiates to treat pain.
The benefits of using marijuana to treat pain include its lack of overdose risk, and relatively mild potential for addiction.
Here, we explore the benefits of using marijuana to treat pain, and how it compares to opiate pain medications.

What is Chronic Pain?

Pain is an unfortunate, but universal human experience. Pain can be felt physically and emotionally, and can be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-lasting).
The top reasons people experience pain include injury, illness and disease, emotional trauma, and long-term wear and tear.
Chronic pain is becoming an increasing health issue in the modern world. It is definedas any pain lasting for more than 12 weeks.
One in five people in the world suffer from moderate to severe chronic pain, according to the World Health Organization.
Surgery is among the most common reasons for chronic pain. In Canada, 50% of surgery patients are left with chronic pain even after using prescribed pain medications. In the U.S., chronic pain is also a common symptom post-surgery.
Millions of people in the U.S. and Canada experience chronic pain annually.

Conventional Treatments For Pain

The most common treatments for chronic pain are pharmaceutical painkillers, often taken in pill form. Some common pain medications include:

  • Acetaminophen, such as Tylenol
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and ibuprofen (Advil)
  • Antidepressants
  • Corticosteroids
  • Opiate pain medications, such as hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (Percocet, OxyContin) and fentanyl


Can Marijuana Treat Pain?

Evidence suggests that marijuana is an effective painkiller when it comes to chronic pain and neuropathic pain. Compounds in marijuana have both pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects.
Some doctors may prescribe marijuana as an alternative to prescription painkillers.

Cannabinoids Can Relieve Chronic Pain

The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) published a 2015 study that found cannabis use for chronic pain and neuropathic pain is supported by “high-quality evidence.”
The study analyzed six trials that looked at a total of 325 patients with chronic pain and six trials that looked at 396 patients with neuropathic pain.
The study concluded that marijuana and cannabinoids are likely effective for these conditions.
Studies show that both THC and CBD have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.

Doctors Recommend Marijuana For Pain

Some doctors believe that medical marijuana is safer than opiates, because of its low risk of addiction and overdose. In fact, it is impossible to die from a cannabis overdose.
And while marijuana addiction is possible, it’s both less common and less severe than opiate addiction. Finally, marijuana has few side effects when compared with opioid drugs.
For these reasons, some doctors recommend the use of cannabis rather than prescription drugs for treating pain.
States with medical marijuana dispensaries have seen a 15-35% reduction in substance abuse admissions and opiate overdoses, according to recent data derived via public-health records.

Opiates and the Opioid Crisis

Opioid pain medications are closely related to the illicit drug heroin. These medications are highly addictive and come with severe withdrawal symptoms if used over time.
Common opiates include household names like morphine, codeine, Vicodin, Percocet, OxyContin, and fentanyl.
Opiates have a high potential for overdose, because the amount required to manage pain is very close to a lethal dose. They are also frequently overprescribed, meaning doctors give patients more than what they need, further increasing their risk.
Drug overdose is the number one cause of accidental death in the United States. Prescription painkillers are the leading cause of drug overdose deaths.
Opiate addiction has also been declared an epidemic in the U.S. and Canada. According to statistics from the American Society of Addiction Medicine, an estimated 2 million Americans have a prescription painkiller substance use disorder.
There are many problems with opiate pain medications. This leaves health professionals and policymakers searching for alternatives, and many are considering cannabis.

Marijuana vs. Opiates

Research suggests that marijuana can replace opiate drugs as a painkiller, or be used alongside opiates to reduce the need for these drugs. Marijuana is also thought to reduce the development of opiate tolerance and withdrawal.
While initial evidence is promising, scientists have only scratched the surface when it comes to looking at the potential for marijuana to replace opiates and other pain medications.

Cannabis is a Common Substitute for Opiates

2017 survey conducted by HelloMD and UC Berkeley investigated whether cannabis was a common substitute for opiate painkillers.
The survey was administered online to a random sample of over 100,000 patients in the HelloMD database with a mean age of 40.
16% of participants reported that pain was their primary condition, but when other conditions known to cause pain were taken into account — such as menstrual crampsfibromyalgia, back pain, arthritis, etc. — that percentage increased to 63%.
The study concluded that cannabis substitution for opiate and non-opiate pain medications is common among pain patients. Overall, subjects reported that cannabis works well as a substitute for, as well as in tandem with, both opiate and non-opiate pain medications.

Cannabis and Opiates Work Better Together

2011 study at the University of California, San Francisco, led by Dr. Donald Abrams found that medical marijuana taken alongside opiates can help patients reduce their pain symptoms.
The study looked at the interaction between cannabis and opiates taken together and was the first of its kind.
The researchers concluded that the combination of cannabis and opiates reduced pain more effectively than using opiates on their own. Previous studies in mouse models found similar results.

Cannabis Can Help With Opiate Withdrawal

2012 review published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs found that marijuana can lead to greater pain relief when used together with opiates, which can lead to an overall reduction in the amount of opiates a patient uses.
The study also found that marijuana can reduce the development of tolerance, as well as withdrawal from opiates.
Other studies suggest that using marijuana can help reduce the severity of symptoms during opiate withdrawal.


Marijuana is an effective painkiller, and it shows promise as a replacement for opioid pain medications.
Studies show that marijuana may help reduce tolerance to opioids as well as withdrawal symptoms. Marijuana can also work together with opiates, helping them to be more effective at lower doses.
Opioid pain medications are widely prescribed to treat chronic pain, but these drugs pose the risk of addiction and overdose.
Marijuana shows promise as a safer alternative to treat pain, and may help some people avoid or reduce their use of dangerous painkillers.


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[size=42]How To Make Weed Brownies[/size]


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Learn how to make cannabis-infused brownies with this simple and delicious recipe.

Weed brownies are often the first food that comes to mind when you think of marijuana edibles.
Luckily, you don’t have to be a professional chef to cook up a delicious batch of brownies, but there are some essential points you need to know. Let’s start with the basics.

Making Cannaoil/Cannabutter

If you’re just throwing raw marijuana into brownie batter, you’re doing it wrong.
“Our bodies are not equipped to digest plant matter like that. When people just throw the weed into the brownies, first of all it’s not going to get you too high,” says JeffThe420Chef, author of cannabis cookbook The 420 Gourmet: The Elevated Art of Cannabis Cuisine.
That method will also lead to horrible tasting brownies.
Before making the brownie mix, you must first infuse the cannabis with oil or butter — but there’s a correct way to do this.
“If you just throw weed into a pot, you’re not going to have the same experience,” Jeff explains.

Getting the Right Dose

“I’ve had people tell me horror stories from edibles,” Jeff says. To avoid a bad experience, Jeff insists on getting the correct dosage when making the cannaoil or cannabutter you need for weed brownies.
To calculate how strong your brownies will be, you need to know the percentage of THC in the bud, the amount of oil or butter in the recipe, and how many servings you are preparing.
Fortunately, you don’t have to do any difficult math. Jeff recommends using his online THC/CBD calculator to help determine how many milligrams of THC will be in each serving.

Weed Brownie Effects

Unlike smoking weed, the effects of weed brownies take awhile to kick in. The high is typically felt one to two hours after consuming the brownie and can last anywhere from four to eight hours.
The high you get from the brownies will depend on two factors — the first being the strain you use. For example, sativa strains will have a more energizing effect while brownies made with indica strains will cause you to become more relaxed.
The second factor is the percentage of THC in the bud, and adjusting the dosage for the effect you desire.

Baking From Scratch vs. Box Mix

For a buttery flavor and creamier texture, Jeff recommends making the mix from scratch so you can use butter, as opposed to pre-made mixes, which typically require oil.
However, making the entire mix from scratch isn’t the only option. “If you want to do a quick fix, I would say use brownie mix,” Jeff notes.
Either way, you’ll want to make sure you’re baking in a well-ventilated area, since the aroma will be strong. Opening the window, turning on a fan, and placing a towel under the door can help if you live in an apartment.
For delicious yet simple weed brownies, we suggest using the recipe below.

Triple Chocolate Pecan Canna-Brownies Recipe

By JeffThe420Chef

Number of servings: 24
Preparation time: 15 minutes plus 15 minutes for frosting
Cooking time: 25 to 30 minutes
Idle time: 30 minutes
Approximate THC per serving*
10% THC = 6.7 mg/brownie
15% THC = 10 mg/brownie
20% THC = 13.4 mg/brownie
*Approximate dose per serving is based on infusing 5 grams of dried cannabis into 5 ounces of coconut oil.
Cooking spray
Your favorite boxed brownie mix
1/3 cup cannaoil
1/3 cup water
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup roasted and glazed pecans, crushed
Melted chocolate (optional)
Crushed Heath bar (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 340ºF. Lightly grease a 9-by-13-inch brownie pan with cooking spray.
2. Combine eggs, cannaoil and water.
3. Gradually stir the brownie mix until blended.
4. Add the chocolate chips and pecans. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking pan.
5. Bake according to instructions on the box, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean. Remove, and let cool for 30 minutes.
6. Cut into 24 equal pieces.
7. In a medium Pyrex bowl, melt the chocolate for 20 seconds in the microwave.
Stir well. Microwave again for 10 seconds. Stir briskly until smooth and creamy.
8. Insert a small fork into the side or bottom of a brownie. Dip the brownie in the chocolate, and use a small spatula to ensure that it’s evenly coated. Set the coated brownie on parchment paper. Repeat this process with the remaining brownies.
9. Sprinkle Heath bar crumbles on the brownies while the chocolate is still warm.
10. Let set and voilà!
A more gourmet version of weed brownies can be found in Jeff’s book The 420 Gourmet: The Elevated Art of Cannabis Cuisine


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Chapter 2



2.0 – MEDICAL CANNABIS — A Short Longer Graphical History: 
Originally (1st Edition), this chapter was en-titled, “A short Graphical History of Medical Cannabis,” and was intended mostly for use by newspaper reporters who needed a quick yet well-documented resource on the subject. However, (now looking back with 20-20 hindsight) this has proven to be a major mistake on our part.
The amount of Dis-Information on the subject is incredible; — a quick survey of the internet shows that at least 90% of the websites (how shall we politely put it) simply don’t have the facts straight. It appears to be that same old story; someone says something out of the top of her head. Someone else repeats it as if it was the gospel truth. Someone else puts it up on the internet, and everyone starts quoting it, etc.
Even the History Channel (a cable TV channel), got most of the facts wrong, during a historical program on the subject. [The author is actually quite mad over that program, I can still see myself jumping up and down, shouting liar, liar. . . ]
And that’s what the so-called, nice-guys are saying. I can assure the reader, that those who work for the D.E.A. are anything but nice people. What is it that is said about them; When the narc’s are not busy lying, they are busy distorting the truth. And when they ann’t busy doing that, they are busy telling only parts of the truth; — Those parts that are convenient for them to have you know, and totally ignoring those parts of the truth that they don’t want you to etc.
TRANSLATION — A lot of new stuff has had to be added to our historical section, most of it simply to debunk a lot of the false myths now in circulation. Not only have we enlarged on what was previously done, but whole new sections (on Arabic, Indian Medicine etc.) have now been added.
The idea however remains the same, to provide the reader with (as short as possible) a well-documented source of information on the subject. Granted, much more than what is needed (or wanted) by average Antique Cannabis Collector. But hey, when even the History Channel gets it wrong; — Let’s just say that this, “Longer Graphical History (of Medical Cannabis),” is needed.

2.1 – The Neanderthals: — 40,000 BC:
THE NEANDERTHALS:   The thought of having a medicine that was in use long before the first humans had even walked on this planet is interesting indeed; one might say it is the stuff of science fiction writers. But unfortunately, while many web sites “hint” at the possibility, there is no . . .   [MORE]
2.2 – Pre-Recorded (Human) History:
PRE-RECORDED (Human) HISTORY:   The earliest known surviving Afro-Eurasian medical texts, whether ancient Egyptian papyrus scrolls, Mesopotamian clay tablets, Chinese tables etc. All of them speak of its use in the past tense, as if Cannabis had already been in medical use long before . . .   [MORE]

NOTE:   As this section consists mostly of religious theology (Did Noah take Cannabis on the ark?   Did Jesus Christ make use of Cannabis in his healing ministry? etc.), it can safely be ignored by the average Antique Cannabis collector.
GENESIS:   “In the beginning the God created the heavens and the earth” . . .   [MORE]
ADAM & EVE:   What happened here on earth just before the coming of the Human Race, we do not know. None of the religions seem to have anything to say on the subject. What is certain is that some time around 80,000 BC, Humans as we know them started to walk the earth. . . .   [MORE]
NOAH’S FLOOD:   Did the God create Cannabis before or only after the flood?   Did Noah’s ark carry Hemp seeds . . Medical Cannabis itself?   Did Noah make use Medical Cannabis? Obviously “ALL” of these questions will effect the world of Antiques Cannabis medicines, as we know it today . . .   [MORE]
The Ancient Hebrews:   Did they make use of Medical Cannabis in their religious practicies . . .   [MORE]
Jesus Christ:   Did Jesus Christ make use of Medical Cannabis in his healing ministry? . . .   [MORE]


  By far the very vast majority of modern day Egyptologists agree that Medical Cannabis (Medical Marihuana) was used by the ancient Egyptians in their medicines. This is in contradiction to what was thought to be the case right up until the early 1930’s. . . .   [MORE]
MESOPOTAMIA & ASSYRIA:   Without Question the ancient Assyrians (today central Iraq) made use of Medical Cannabis and it is specifically mentioned on clay tablets found at the library of Assurbanipal, an Assyrian ruler, who lived around 650 BC. It along with another 400 other drugs comprised the whole of the Assyrian pharmacopoeia of its day. . . . [MORE]
CHINESE HERBAL:   The origin of the Chinese pharmacological book “The Herbal” (also known by various other names) has been lost in history and is now the subject of numerous myths and legends. The most colorful one is that in 2000 BC the Red Emperor himself . . .   [MORE]
2.9 – ARABIC Medicine 750-AD:
MOHAMMEDAN MEDICINE:   At one time Mohammedan Science and Medicine was far in advanced to that of the West. Their state of learning was so far advanced that quite literally, if you were ill and wanted to receive the best health care, your best bet was to travel to the Middle Eastern for treatment. . . .   [MORE]

Greco-Roman Medical:   If West began with the Roman Empire than medical Cannabis can be said to have been there right from the very beginning. Both Galen (the Roman physician whose textbooks on medicine were used throughout the Middle Ages) and Dioscorides (author of the Greek Herbal 50 AD) made references to its medical usage. . .   [MORE]
Medical Cannabis and the Early Christian Church — The Truths and the Myths:   Did the early Christian (meaning the Roman Catholic) Church, oppress or did it promote the use of Medical Cannabis. There seems to be no way in which one cannot become emotional about this issue. According to various websites, the following are just some of the most serious crimes “allegedly” committed by the Roman Catholic Church: . .   [MORE]
2.11.2 – BURN THE WITCH :
BURN THE WITCH:   Known by numerous names, “The Women’s Holocaust”, “The Burning Times”, “The Great Witch Hunt”, this sad chapter in Western History is only now beginning to get the full attention it deserves. . .   [MORE]
2.12 – The New Western Medicine:
The New Western Medicine:   The following (bit’s and pieces) are taken directly from, “The (English Governments) House of Lords, Select Committee on Science and Technology 9th Report.” . . .   [MORE]
2.13 – INDIAN Medicine:
Ayurvedic Medicine:   Unlike many European societies, Medical Cannabis itself has never been outlawed and in fact is still considered an integrated part of the modern-day Ayurvedic (native to Indian) Medical system. As such all Indian pharmaceutical students to this day learn about the properties of and the proper dispensing methods of Cannabis. . . .   [MORE]
2.14 – W. B. O’Shaughnessy:
W. B. O’Shaughnessy:   On December 29, 1831, O’Shaughnessy sent to The Lancet “one of the shortest and yet most significant letters ever sent to the journal”, presenting the results of his blood analyses. He showed that “the copious diarrhoea of cholera leads to dehydration . . .   [MORE]
2.15 – 1837 – 1937 The Golden Age of Medical Cannabis:
The Golden Age of Medical Cannabis   Within a few years would be as common a medical ingredient in medicines as aspirin is today. It can be said that the 100 years between 1837 and 1937 were truly the “Golden Age of Medical Cannabis.” Our sister museum has already been able to document well over 600 pre-1937 medical marihuana products on a brand or trade name basis from this era. . . .   [MORE]
2.16 – POST-1937 The Dark Ages (part 2):
The Dark Ages (part 2)   Cannabis is unique in one respect; unlike other botanical medicines which were allowed to die a natural death as other better medicines or treatments came along, Cannabis instead was cut down in its prime—literally speaking it was outlawed. . .   [MORE]

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The origin of the Anti-Medical Marihuana Laws
Cannabis is unique in one respect; unlike other botanical medicines which were allowed to die a natural death as other better medicines or treatments came along, Cannabis instead was cut down in its prime—literally speaking it was outlawed.
It seems that the doctors, who had been prescribing Cannabis for their patients for almost a hundred years, had all failed to notice one little thing.   That among other things, many of their patients were going around grabbing axes or meat cleavers or whatever and chopping innocent people to death.   Or at least that was what the newspaper headlines, spurred on by police and federal narcotics officials, would have had us believe.   Perhaps the following dictionary definition best describes the situation.
Marijuana: —-a subtle, crazing drug which is being surreptitiously sold in U.S. in the form of cigarettes. Narcotic officials named it “The Assassin of Youth,” and state that it is as dangerous as a coiled rattlesnake. Its effects when smoked vary with different Individuals. It may make of its victim a philosopher, a joyous reveler, a mad insensate, or a fiendish murderer. Its purveyors whisper into the ears of Am. youth the wonders of a new cigarette with a real thrill, and without harmful effects. Students are lured to its use by promises of resultant keenness of mind, the easy solving of problems, an aid in exams. An addict was hanged in Baltimore in 1937 for a criminal assault on a ten-year-old girl. In Florida, a crazed youth killed his father, mother, two brothers, and a sister. In more than 30 cases of murder or degenerate sex crimes in 1937, marijuana proved to be a contributing cause. — WEBSTER’S ENCYCLOPEDIC DICTIONARY of the ENGLISH LANGUAGE
And while many of us will find such a definition a bit amusing and of questionable accuracy, it should be noted that the wording was taken almost word for word from federal narcotics officials and their publications.

By the mid-1930s magazine articles were full of reports about the most bestial crimes being committed while under its deadly influence.   Such titles as “Marijuana – Sex-Crazing Drug Menace” or “Marihuana-the Evil Weed” become common place.   Religious leaders began screaming from the pulpits about the “Weed of Madness.”   Even comic books were having their ace detectives opposing the deadly weed.
 Smash comics April 1940
This book (essentially an antique price guide) is not the proper forum for the subjects of sex and politics, and has endeavored to avoid them altogether.   However, the concept (propagated by our highest government officials) that Cannabis (now renamed Marihuana by them) was causing its users to go out and rape, kill and mutilate innocent people may indeed need some explanation.   Unfortunately, without writing an entire new book, I can offer the reader none.
The following chart shows some of the contradictions between: Cannabis, its historical medical uses and what the D.E.A. (America’s ministry of public morals and narcotics control) was claiming.
Table: Listing but a few of the contradictions given during the Reefer Madness Campaign:[th]BEFORE THE REEFER MADNESS CAMPAIGN[/th][th]DURING THE REEFER MADNESS CAMPAIGN[/th][th]Historical Name — Cannabis[/th][th]Now re-named –Marihuana[/th][th]Used experimentally to treat opium drug addiction[/th][th]Now called a dangerous habit forming drug[/th][th]Medially recognized as an anti-Spasmodic agent[/th][th]It use leads to uncontrollable muscle twitching[/th][th]Medically recognized as a sedative[/th][th]Causes violent reactions, which often lead to acts violence and murder[/th][th]Recognized and was used to treat Mental Illness[/th][th]Its use leads to and was the cause of insanity[/th][th]Was medically used to treat nervous Tension[/th][th]Such a dangerous stimulant that its use causes young girls to jump out of windows[/th][th]A harmless medical agent that not even quacks wanted to use[/th][th]A dangerous drug, as deadly as a coil rattle snake[/th][th]Users were called Patients[/th][th]Users were now being called drug Addicts[/th]
The list of contradictions can very literally go on and on—seemingly with no apparent logic behind it.   And for students of disinformation, maybe it would be best not to look for logic where logic is not there to be found.
What is known is this: Starting in California (1909) one by one, states and local municipalities started outlawing the possession and cultivation of cannabis under various poison control laws.   Which of and by itself is a bit odd, as mentioned previously, not one person has ever died from its use.
But suffice it to say the first recorded medical Cannabis arrest took place in Los Angeles (July 6, 1919) and many more would follow.   Although there may have been some confusion, a look at magazine articles from the 1910s, 1920s seems to lump numerous poison plants including loco weed, cannabis and a new drug called “marihuana” all together as if they were all one plant.   Additionally, despite the fact that white people continued to use Cannabis for their medical needs at the time. Newspapers made it sound as if only Mexicans, Blacks, and (what was termed) whites of the lower classes, were making use of Cannabis — now relabeled MARIHUANA (an obvious derogatory reference to Mexican Americans).
In any case, by the late 1930s the word Cannabis was seldom if ever used, and marihuana (a word suggesting something akin to a diseased brown skin Mexican) had been substituted by the nation’s newspapers.   Some suggest that the lawmakers themselves were so confused by the wording that they did not even know they were outlawing a common medicine.   And as the horror stories spread, more and more states passed anti-Cannabis laws.
All this culminated in the passage of federal legislation known as the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937.   On October 8, 1937 the first federal conviction occurred under the new law.   During the sentencing Judge J. Foster Symes, Denver Colorado, stated the following which shows best the mood of the era:
“I consider marihuana the worst of all narcotics—far worse than the use of morphine or cocaine.   Under its influence men become beasts…Marihuana destroys life itself.   I have no sympathy with those who sell this weed.”
And while exceptions for the medical uses were made, high taxes and other forms of harassment made it prohibitively expensive to even cultivate the plant.   As one large botanical and pharmaceutical dealer wrote to the D.E.A.:
“I have decided to discontinue the collection and sale of the herb owing to the fact that it has been placed in the narcotic list by both State and Federal laws. I have no cannabis *** and have not made any collection this season as practically all of the manufactures and dealers whom I have done business with have decided to discontinue the use and sale of this herb.” – J.T. Huffman, of Manito, Illinois
By Dec. 1937, a survey of Drugs containing Cannabis was compiled by the Bronx County Pharmaceutical Association and is as follows:(1) Cannabis; Cannabis seeds; Extract Cannabis
(2) Fluid Extract Cannabis; Powder Extra Extract Cannabis; Tincture Cannabis
(3) Cannabinon; Cannobene
(4) Corn Collodium (Squibb); Corn Collodium P. R. B. I. (Pharmaceutical Recipe Book)
(5) Collodium Salicvllcum Compound N. F. Cosadein (Parke Davis & Co.)
(6) Elixir Chloral & Potassium Bromide Compound (as per National Formulary)
(7) Elixir Bromides & Belledonna Compound (Eli Lilly)
(Cool Chloranodyne; Elixir Passiflora Compound
(9) Cannabin Compound, Red; Cannabin Compound, Green
(10) Allxttire Chloroform & Morphine Compound (per National Formulary—5th edition).
(11) Tablets Chloranodyne; Tablets Chloranodyne half strength
(12) Tablets Sedative Dr. Brown; Tablets Sedative Modified “A” (Eli Lilly)
(13) Tablets Cannabin Compound (Stoddard)
(14) Tablets Hvdrastine Compound (B. & W.)
(15) Tablets Menovarian
(16) Tablets Orchic Compound (National Drug Co.)
(17) Tablets Gano-dyne
(18) Cannabin Tannate (B. & W.) (Known as Hydrastina Comp. B. & W.)
(19) Pill Neuralgic (Brown Sequard)
(20) Colic Mixture Veterinary (Parke Davis & Co.)
(21) Utroval (Piscidia Compound) (Parke Davis & Co.)
(22) Syrup Tolu Compound (Eli Lilly)
(23) Syrup Lobelia & Tolu Compound (Eli Lilly)
(24) T.T. Cannabis 1/4 Gr.
(25) Hypno Bromic Compound; Neurosine
(26) Bromidia; Bromidonia Elixir (McNeil)
(27) Mentholated Cough Balsam (P. D. CoA very poor showing from a drug that only a few years before was as common as aspirin.   Obviously the Reefer Madness campaign had done its work.
In 1942, under heavy pressure, Cannabis was officially removed from both the U.S. Pharmacopoeia as well as the National Formulary.   And by the time (the late 1940s) when the following words were spoken even the memory of its medical uses had been forgotten.
“Opium or any of its derivatives *** have a therapeutic value. They bring consolation to the sick and dying; they make their last days on this earth comfortable.   But marihuana has no therapeutic value whatsoever.   It has been responsible for the commission of crimes of violence, of murder and of rape. * * * I don’t say misuse of it. It has no value of any kind. ” – Hon. William T. McCarthy; U. S. District Judge, Boston, Mass., 1949
The origin of the anti-medical marihuana laws (a.k.a. the reefer madness era), is a somewhat complex subject, way beyond the scope of this “Brief History of Cannabis.”   For those interested in the subject, reference should be made to   [  ]   one of our sister museums which deals exclusively with the subject of Reefer Madness.


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1840 – 1937
The Golden Age of Medical Cannabis



While western doctors had made use of Cannabis for a variety of minor ailments ever since the days of Galen.   It wasn’t until O’Shaughnessy (an Irish doctor, who while in India learned about Cannabis from local Mohammedan and Hindu physicians), returned from the Bengal (1839) and published his findings, that the western world begin to take notice.   At a time when western medicine had few if any reliable drugs, here was an analgesic (painkiller), a sedative and antispasmodic agent all in one.   And best of all, it had a very low toxicity rate (to this day no one has died from its use) and could be grown almost anywhere in commercial quantities.
For obvious reasons, Cannabis Indica or Medical Marihuana soon became an indispensable part of western medicine.   In fact, it spread throughout the western world like wildfire, and within a few years would be as common a medical ingredient in medicines as aspirin is today.

What Was The First (known) Antique Cannabis Medicine?
What Year Was It Made In?
What Firm Manufactured It? 

The following is a short article, taken from the June 1890 (page 104) issue of the American Druggist.
Extract of Cannabis Indica
Dr. Cripps Lawrence warns prescribers to be careful regarding the use of this extract, which is well known to be of exceedingly variable activity, owing to the crude drug being sometimes inert and sometimes active. He mentions that five years ago Messers, Squire & sons informed him that from the time Dr. O’Shaughnessy first introduced cannabis indica into England, and gave some to the late Mr. Peter Squire in order to make it into an extract, up to the present day, they have been continuously supplied by the original collectors of the plant, and each sample has proved good, yielding efficient preparations; but they have found that the active principles vary in different specimens of the plant from year to year, so that they cannot predicate the actual degree of potency to be attributed to an extract or tincture prepared under identical conditions, until the preparation has been adequately tested for any given year. In this connection we may recall the advice of Dr. George Watt contained in a communication to the Chemist and Druggist (Feb. 19th, 1887), in which he recommends “chemists desirous of making the very best extracts of Indian hemp to pay the full price for Bengal ‘Ganja,’ and to import the article from Calcutta instead of from Bombay, when there would be every chance that the defects complained of in the extract as now prepared would disappear completely.” The reason of this recommendation is that the greatest care is taken in Bengal to insure that the female plants are not fertilized by the male, so that the full narcotic power of the drug may be retained. This it loses after fertilization.
Thus it can be stated that the very first (known) Antique Cannabis Medicine was bottled in London England (1840).
NOTE: This museum only deals with Brand or Trade name products manufactured by established firms, not with generic products.   Thus in terms of Western Medicine, 1840 is our starting date.   However, it is still very much possible that some (let us say), Indian medical products could pre-date the above product, but at least for now, none that we know of.

QUESTION:   On a Brand or Trade Name Basis; How Many (legal) pre-1937 Medical Cannabis Medicines were there?
ANSWER:   World-Wide, somewhere between 20,000 and 30,000 — That’s not a joke, that’s the answer.   In case this is a little hard to swallow, maybe an explanation, by way of a fictional story, is in order.
It was a public forum . . . the city council was debating whether or not to impose a ban on all medical cannabis dispensaries in the city.   Darla Dare sat patiently as one speaker after another spoke out on the ordinance.   One narcotics official stated:

    • “Medical Cannabis has

no medical uses

    ” and . . . “those who thought that way were in denial, YES there’re in denial.”

Darla Dare pointed to various posters showing old Cannabis Medicines. 
Darla Dare pointed to various posters showing old Cannabis Medicines. 

Darla Dare pointed to various posters showing old Cannabis Medicines. 

Darla Dare pointed to various posters showing old Cannabis Medicines. 

Darla Dare pointed to various posters showing old Cannabis Medicines. 

Darla Dare pointed to various posters showing old Cannabis Medicines. 
Another said that, “Proper medicines come in pill form and you buy them in a drug store.”   Therefore he was not in support of anyone using Medical Cannabis.
Yet another spoke about a conspiracy of the un-washed hippy.   That he deliberately got Cancer, just so he would have an excuse to use Medical Cannabis ; But that we were going to stop him. . . . . And on and on the speakers went on, until it was Darla Dare’s turn to speak.
“My name is Darla Dare, I am with a pro-Medical Cannabis museum.   Our museum has documented well over 600 pre-1937 (meaning legal) medical cannabis medicines; ALL of which incidentally were sold in drugstores on a brand or trade name bases.”
Darla Dare now pointed to various posters she had brought with her showing pictures of old Antique Cannabis Medicines and went on.   “Here are examples of some of these pre-1937 pharmaceutical medicines.”
At this point, there was now an obvious tension in the meeting room, just a few speakers earlier a narcotics police spokeswoman had stated that, Medical Marihuana had NO MEDICAL uses.   “That it never had and never would.”   Yet here was actual proof, that this just wasn’t the case.   The tension was so high that one of the city council members had to interrupt Darla Dare and ask a question.   “Young woman, you stated well over 600 such medicines?   I find that a little hard to believe.”
“Well actually our museum has probably documented over 2,000 by now, there were just so many that we stopped counting some ten years or so ago at six hundred.”   “WHAT,” said the council member, obviously taken aback, “How can there have been so many and what do you mean by document?”
Darla Dare politely looked about her, it was obvious that after so many negative speakers that some were doubting her statements.   But she politely replied, “By documentation, I mean something that will stand up in court.   As example:

  • An old medical patent application specifically mentioning the use of Medical Cannabis.
  • Corporate sales leaflets, or magazine advertisements, specifically mentioning the use of Medical Cannabis in their products.
  • A reputable Trade or Medical magazine article — specifically mentioning the medical product and the fact that Medical Cannabis in used.
  • Old Pharmaceutical Price and Product Catalogs etc.“All of which make excellent sources of documentation.   For example,” and here Darla Dare, reached into a backpack and pulled out an old ‘Eli Lilly’ Price and Product catalog from the year 1920.   “This old catalog documents that in 1920 the Eli Lilly Co., was making and selling around 20 medicines that in one form or another made use of Medical Cannabis.”
    What?   Said the city council member again, exactly how many ways of smoking this stuff did they have?
    Darla Dare replied, “Well they didn’t, in fact of all the brand or trade name medicines that we have been able to document so far, only ‘one’ is smokable.   All the rest are either external lotions or oral medications.   As you can see by the pictures, before being outlawed, Medical Cannabis came in pill form and you bought it in a drug store.   However, many of these medicines were what we now call, ‘compound medicines’ ; Meaning that there was more then one ingredient in them.   Are you able to follow?”
    Yes, I guess I can, but please go on — you were saying.
    “I was merely going to point out that this old catalog (year 1920) predates the Reefer Madness dis-information campaign by about a decade or so.   That means that there are no stories yet about scanty clad girls (jumping out of windows), no boys (under the influence of Medical Cannabis) grabbing axes and killing whole families, etc.   That at this time Medical Cannabis was just another ho-hum but legal medicine and thus no reason not to include it in one’s corporate sales catalogs.   I believe that another firm, Parke-Davies, holds the record with over 74 Cannabis medicines in just one of their catalogs.”   The audience at the city council meeting was now silent; no one had ever brought up these facts before.
    “But”, interrupted yet another council member, isn’t that figure 2,000 medicines, especially as you stated on a Brand or Trade name bases, a little on the high side?
    “Actually NO,” said Darla Dare.   “These are the ones that we have been able to fully document, we know for a fact that they existed.   But please don’t take my word for it.   Our museum has collected over a hundred of these old pharmaceutical price and product catalogs, and religiously computer scanned selected pages.   I’m not trying to hock anything here, but we do make this documentation available to the public in CD-rom format at cost.”
    But to specifically answer your question, we believe that in total there were probably between 20,000 and 30,000 of these legal pre-1937 medicines.   Again, all being sold under a specific brand or trade name.
    What, now wait a minute”, screamed one of the city council women.   Already the room was in an uproar, some saying that this had to be a lie, others that it was the drug police had been lying to them for years.   But it was obvious that some who had spoken earlier were somewhat uncomfortable with the situation.
    “Young woman, this is not very funny,” stated the councilwomen.   “I feel you should provide some level of proof to your statements or apologize to everyone in this room.”
    “Gladly” said Darla Dare.   “I stated earlier that our museum has been able to obtain over a hundred of these old pre-1937 pharmaceutical price and product catalogs.   The problem is that between 1850 and 1937 (the years most Antique Cannabis Medicines come from), there were probably over one-thousand  pharmaceutical manufacturers in the New York City area alone.   And I can assure you that N.Y. was not the only pharmaceutical hub that we had back then.   In effect, this means that we have only skimmed the surface of what’s out there to document.   And please understand that it’s not for lack of will but lack of finances that prevent us from obtaining yet more.“ [C]
    “But be that as it may, we must also take into account that our museum mostly deals with English language North American pharmaceutical antiques.   The devil only knows how many German, Swedish, Italian . . . etc., antique Cannabis medicines were out there.   But between twenty and thirty thousand world-wide is about right.”
    “But young woman” said the city council member.   “I’m still having a little trouble believing you.   How could Medical Cannabis have been used in so many medicines?”
    “Please forgive me,” said Darla Dare, “I’ll speak in terms that you can understand.”   “Back in 1840 a Dr. O’Shaughnessy, documented that Cannabis had three major uses, those being:
  • As a sedative

  • As a pain killer


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    Darla Dare herself is a fictional character modeled after Earle Rowell’s (author of Marihuana the weed of madness 1939) own fictional character David Dare. However all incidents actually have happened in real life.
    This figure comes to us via (what we would now term) old phone books, city directories, trade magazines etc.
    [C]- If anyone out there has an extra $1,000, this museum curator knows where to go and document yet another 500 more Medical Cannabis Antiques. It’s not the lack of will but the lack of $$$ that is holding things back.

    Due to space / download time considerations, only selected materials are displayed.   If you would like to obtain more information, feel free to contact the museum.   All our material is available (at cost) on CD-Rom format.


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  • Diemerbroeck   [MORE]
  •     “. . .Pains of the Hips and the Gout. . . Galen, Aetius, and Paulus prefer a Cataplasm of wild Cresses, which raises Blisters; and is accounted a peculiar Remedy for these Distempers. Schenkeus tells us of a Sciatic, who when all other Remedies failed, of his own Head took Skins of Hemp macerated with Ashes, and having boiled them in strong Vinegar, laid them to the place affected, as hot as he could endure them: This raised several Blisters upon the Skin, out of which flowed a great quantity of greenish yellow Water, by which means his Pain left him. Tagaultius celebrates this Emplaister of Galen and Avicen, then which he says there can be none more effectual, or that gives such present ease.” — Page 148
  •     “XV. In the mean time, the Hair being shaved off, let the Head be fomented for an hour or two in the Morning, with this Fomentation luke-warm.
    Rx. Herbs, Betony, Vervain, Marjoram, Plantain an. M j. Lettice M iiij. Flowers of Roses, Melilot, Dill, Camomil, an. M j. Hemp and Coriander-seed an. {ounce} s. Common-water q. s.
    After Fomentation keep the Head well covered from the cold Air. But this Fomentation will not be proper before the Body be well purged, and some Blood be taken away.” — Page 174
  •     “XV. Outwardly apply this Cataplasm.
    Rx. Root of white Lillies {dram}j. s. Leaves of Beets, Mallows, Mercury, Althea, Flowers of Camomil, an. M. j. Pale Roses M. s. Fengreek Meal {ounce}j. s. The inner Part of one Swallows Nest powdered, Water q. s. Boil them into the Form of a Poultis; to which add Oyl of Camomil {ounce}ij. Mix them for a Cataplasm.
    If there be any likelihood of Maturation, add thereto.
    Fat Figs no vij. or viij. Meal of the Root of Althea, Hemp-seed, Pulp of Cassia, Oyl of Lillies an. {ounce}j.” — Page 220

    My Doctor recommended some of that Medical Cannabis

    Western Medicine:
    Pre – O’Shaughnessy uses of Cannabis: 
    Although the Hemp plant (from which we obtain cannabis), was extensively grown throughout Europe as an industrial crop (for cloth, rope, paper, etc.), and in fact the very word “Canvas” comes to us from the word, Cannabis.   It is interesting to note, that Western Medical doctors, seemed to have given it little notice.   This is not to say, that they made no use of Cannabis, Cannabis made its way into numerous Medical Herbals and Pharmacopoeias.   However, the long and the short of it all is that it’s MAJOR medical uses were ALL but ignored by Western Doctors until the time of O’Shaughnessy.
    To give one example, to help emphasize the point.   The National Library of Congress, which is one of the best medical libraries in North American and probably on planet Earth, houses and has indexed only one book and seven pre-1840 (meaning pre-O’Shaughnessy) medical articles which make any mention of Medical Cannabis and its medical uses.   These are as follows:
  • Date 1630 [Book] “In Michaelis Joannis Paschalis methodum curandi scholia. Addita in extremo operis disputatio medica, an cannabis, et aqua, in qua mollitur, possint aërem inficere. Ed. novissima “ Author Pereda, Petrus Paulus Publisher sumpt. J. Cardonii – Place of Publication Lugduni Edition / Pagination 7 p. l., 212 ff., 8 l. Type Monograph – ID Number 21208101150
  • Date 1803 “De cannabis vi medica” Author Seidenschnur, Michaelis jacobus Publisher ex off. Batheana – Place of Publication Halæ Edition / Pagination 16 pp. – ID Number 11208541430
  • Date 1834 “Ueber die Haschischa oder das Kraut der Fakire. Nach dem Arabischen des Tokyy Eddin Makrizi von Dr. v. Sontheimer” – Author Makrizi, T. E. Journal Wissensch. Ann. d. ges. Heilk. – Place of Publication Berl. Edition / Pagination xxviii, 293-305 – ID Number 10206911170Date 1834-42 – “Case of tetanus cured by the extract of hemp” – Author Esdaile, J. Journal Tr. M. & Phys. Soc. Calcutta Edition / Pagination viii, pp. cccxviii-cccix Ref Note Also: Tr. M. & Phys. Soc. Bengal, Calcutta, 1838-40, 120. ID Number 11403801380
  • Date 1838-40 – “On the preparations of the Indian hemp, or gunjah (Cannabis indica): their effects on the animal system in health, and their utility in the treatment of tetanus and other convulsive diseases “ – Author O’Shaughnessy, W. B. Journal Tr. M. & Phys. Soc. Bengal – Place of Publication Calcutta Edition / Pagination 71-102, 1 pl. Ref Note Also: India J. M. & Phys. Sc., Calcutta, 1840, n. s., v, 1-12. Ref Note Also: Tr. M. & Phys. Soc. Calcutta, 1842, viii, pt. 2, 421-461. Ref Note Also: Prov. M. & S. J., Lond., 1843, v, 343; 363; 397. ID Number 10206911200
  • Date 1838 – “Note sur le hatchi “ – Author B., A. Journal J. de chim. méd., etc. – Place of Publication Par. Edition / Pagination 2. s., iv, 61 – ID Number 10206901380Date 1839 – “On the preparations of the Indian hemp, or Gunjah (Cannabis indica); their effects on the animal system in health, and their utility in the treatment of tetanus and other convulsive disorders” – Author O’Shaughnessy, W. B. Publisher Bishop’s College press
    Place of Publication Calcutta – Edition / Pagination 46 pp.
    Pamphlet Note [P., v. 1026.] – ID Number 11002181260

    • Date 1839 – “Cataracte lenticulaire guérie au bout de vingt jours par le Cannabis sativa (chanvre) administré homoeopathiquement” – Author Bron, Journal Ann. d’ocul. – Place of Publication Brux.
      Edition / Pagination ii, 101-104 – ID Number 10207611390

    And that’s it, nothing more AND this is considered by many (the author included) as being one of the best Medical Libraries on Earth. Worse, note that two of them were both written by O’Shaughnessy himself.
    Thus we should all be thankful, that O’Shaughnessy made his voyage to the Bengal


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BURN THE WITCHKnown by numerous names,  “The Women’s Holocaust”,  “The Burning Times”,  “The Great Witch Hunt”,   this sad chapter in Western History is only now beginning to get the full attention it deserves. 
Both Catholics and Protestant churches persecuted witches.   The only difference being the form of execution, Catholics burnt witches while Protestants hang them.

Section II

“There are very few Catholic apologists who feel inclined to boast of the annals of the Inquisition.   The boldest of them defend this institution against the attacks of modern liberalism, . . “Why,” they ask, “do you denounce our Inquisition, when you are responsible for Inquisitions of your own?”   No good can be accomplished by such a false method of reasoning. . . . It does not follow that because the Inquisition of Calvin and the French Revolutionists merits the reprobation of mankind, [that] the Inquisition of the Catholic Church must needs escape all censure.   On the contrary, . . . . What the friends of the Church will not mention will be spread, broadcast by her enemies. . . . We ought not to be afraid to-day of the light of truth; but fear rather the darkness of lies and errors” —- The Inquisition by E. Vacandard 1908
OK, first lets get this over with; about the e-mail address the author used at the time of this writing — [].   Granted, I’m half Mexican, or Latino, or what-ever and YES, I did grow up in a Roman Catholic home; —ok, there it is.   BUT, at this time I see myself as an Episcopalian with some pagan overtures.   However, this book is NOT the proper place to discuss the status of women, nor claims of infallibility etc.
Suffice it to say, my personal beliefs or background will not cloud the present subject.   Here before (see Section I), I have strongly defended the Catholic Church, against false and what must be considered out and out malaises and/or myth-Information.   I have done this because as a historian I have felt it my duty to do so.   Those ‘so-called’ pro-Medical Cannabis activists that are spreading such dis-information do themselves and all others a great disservice.
However, be that as it may, it is also a historical fact that between the 14th and 17th Centuries, between 30,000 and 300,000[2] individuals, many of them innocent, were (under the auspices of the Church) put to death as witches.

THE INFAMOUS KISSThe most famous of all wood-carvings. As part of a ritual (in order to seal the pact), initiating witches were required to kiss the Devil’s backside.

Woodcarving – A witch calling on distractive demons capable of inflicting illness and even death. 

Now here one can ask the question; What has all this to do with the subject of Medical Cannabis?   Simply but, over 80% of those accused, tortured and executed for witchcraft were women.   And unfortunately many of these women were older hags.
Here I use the term “Hag” in its traditional form, meaning, “An older women of great wisdom, to whom people go to for advice.”   Hags, that possessed much of the then known knowledge of medical herbs and plants.   But maybe this needs further explanation.

  • For obvious biological reasons, women carry, have and than take care of the young children.
  • Thus woman, unlike males that went off hunting somewhere, traditionally stayed home and tended to the garden.   Even to this day at the dinner table, in many cultures man serve the meat while women serve the vegetables.
  • Thus, it becomes obvious why women tended to know more about medical herbs etc., then did their male counterparts.

And the persecution of these women may hold the key to understanding why western medicine fell so far behind the Chinese, the Mohammedans, and just about everyone else.   Remember that before the advent of modern chemistry; almost ALL our medicines came from medicinal herbs.   And while in today’s world, most of us tend to think of gardens as solely places to grow roses or beautiful flowers etc., ORIGINALLY gardens began as places to grow medicinal herbs, spice plants etc., the beautiful flowers associated with gardens today, only came along sometime afterwards.
Now, remembering that (at most) only 2% of the population at that time knew how to read/write, it then becomes obvious how much damage to our medical knowledge (including the use of Medical Cannabis) was done by the witch hunters.   Had they not occurred, a lot of medical knowledge would have been able to have been orally handed down, instead have having to have been relearned from scratch.
The Dismemberment of a child-Victim
A child is to be killed, cooked, and ritually dismembered to be used as part of the witches demonic pharmacopoeia. [A]

Desecrating The DeadWitches were often accused of grave robbing. The bodies were supposedly used in sealing their pacts with Satan or for use in magical rites of one sort or another.

There are numerous time lines that can be found on this subject on the Internet (but watch it, —many of them are full of errors).   This one here is simply concerned with the origins of and the mechanical creation of the Witch-Hunters.
As an aside; anyone who has studied the subject, can’t help but notice the similarities between the creation of the anti-witch laws and the anti-Medical Marihuana laws of the 1930’s.   Between the creation of the Inquisition back then, and the Narcotics Police today.   Things started out slowly, but then bit by bit, they became stronger, until a hysteria campaign was in full bloom.
1-AD – 300-AD:
“The reason that there is a great deal of discourse over the role of women in the (Christian) Church today, is because they had a role in the early days of the church.” — Bart D. Ehrman [3]

Anyone who has read the scriptures knows that women played a key and important role in the early church.   Their houses were used as meeting holds and places of worship.   They not only help finance the early church but served as ministers and preachers etc.
Because women had such a high place in the early church and thus played a central role in running / decision making etc.   It is no accident that no persecution of women healers was allowed to occur.   The official position of the church in those days seems to have been that witchcraft (while possible), was null-and-voided through the power of Christ.   That as long as you believed in Jesus, no demonic power could possible be used against you.
Although playing a large role in the early church, by (around) 300-AD, women’s role/input in the affairs of the church had all but vanished, with an ALL-MALE high-archly firmly in place.   [Just look at an Islamic society today and you’ll get the picture]   And although very slowly at first, Christian attitudes toward the role of women now began to change.   Elderly Hags, went from being seen as women of great wisdom and equals in the body of Christ, to more of a role resembling pray, pay, and obey.   And, while NO active organized persecution accrued during this time, woman came under increasing social pressure to leave the medical professions and let more qualified males take over.
1100 – 1200-AD:
The “Official Position” of the church was that while some women fantasized that they were witches and had the power to fly around on broomsticks etc.   That it was all in their imaginations.   In order to clarify the situation, the Church in 1141 even issued “The Canon Episcopi,” parts of which read as follows:
“It is also not to be omitted that some wicked women, perverted by the Devil, seduced by illusions and phantasms of demons, believe and profess themselves, in the hours of night, to ride upon certain beasts with Diana, the goddess of pagans, and an innumerable multitude of women, and in the silence of the dead of night to traverse great spaces of earth, and to obey her commands as of their mistress, and to be summoned to her service on certain nights. . . . .
. . . the priests throughout their churches should preach with all insistence to the people that they may know this to be in every way false and that such phantasms are imposed on the minds of infidels and not by the divine but by the malignant spirit. . . . .
. . . For of our Lord it is written “All things were made by Him.” Whoever therefore believes that anything can be made, or that any creature can be changed to better or to worse or be transformed into another species or similitude, except by the Creator himself who made everything and through whom all things were made, is beyond doubt an infidel.   [MORE]

In other words, stories of the existence of witches were all so much bunk.   A good correlation would be something that happened just before the beginning of the Reefer Madness era.   In reply to a letter from the Drug Police critical of Medical Cannabis, the head of the AMA’s legal department replied with “Absolute Rot.” [4]
However, the political/religious landscape was changing, with a serious back and forth discourse taking place over the issue of witchcraft; Was it real or was it all imaginary?

       Up until this point, ignoring isolated incidents, NO officially sanctioned persecution of women by the church has taken place.   However, the church did, through social stigma, discourage women from leadership and medical roles.   This “Dis-Empowerment” of women, would at a later time (in effect) leave them powerless to defend themselves during the persecutions soon to come.

[th]THE CRUSADES:Although having nothing directly to do with Cannabis, it would be irresponsible of us not to point out what is an obvious, but often overlooked factor.   Instrumental to the origins of the witchcraft hysteria —- the crusades.   Just look at their time-line:
10951st Crusade
11402nd Crusade
11863rd Crusade
11894th Crusade
12175th Crusade
Note the historical relationship between the time-lines to the Hysteria campaign.   At the beginning, witchcraft is laughed at, yet by the end the hysteria is in full swing.It is also important to note that these were only the starts of the major ones.   In terms of actual fighting — that would continue for centuries yet to come. Thus the need (or excuse) to root out HERETICS — a term technically meaning “the belief in a false faith,” but given the crusades, would better translate into the term TREASON.[/th]

1184 -AD:
Pope Lucics III, issues his AD ABOLENEDAM: [Warning: Try as we may, the museum has NOT been able to obtain the exact wording, only what others say that it says]
“Pope Lucius III, at the council of Verona in 1184, ordered [Ad Abolenedam] sovereigns to swear, in the presence of their bishops, to execute fully and conscientiously the ecclesiastical and civil laws against heresy. If they refused or neglected to do this, they themselves were liable to excommunication and their rebellious cities to interdict.” — E.Vacandard [5]

1208 -AD:
A holy crusade against the Cathars or Albigensians is declared by Pope Innocent III.
1227 -AD:     In order to root out heresy (false religious teachings), Pope Gregory IX officially established the Inquisitional.   However, it should be noted that this was only a formality and that the papal Inquisition had already been in existence for quite some time.   By way of analogy: Everyone today has heard of the D.E.A. (Drug Enforcement Administration).   BUT Wait, before then it was known as the Bureau of Narcotics (Harry Anslingers old group).   BUT Wait, before that it was known as the Bureau or Prohibition.   BUT Wait, before that it was known as the Bureau of Chemistry, BUT Wait, before than . . . . . only the Devil knows, but it was there in some form or another. — Point being made, the Inquisition had already been in existence long before this time.
1232 -AD:
Pope Gregory IX, enters the fray by writing his now famous, Letter to the King of Germany, describing (in his own words) the black masses that are taking place in his neck of the woods:
“Then all sit down to a banquet and when they rise after it is finished, a black cat emerges from a kind of statue which normally stands in the place where these meetings are held. It is as large as a fair-sized dog, and enters backwards with its tail erect. First the novice kisses its hind parts, then the Master of Ceremonies proceeds to do the same and finally . . . . . . . When this ceremony is over the lights are put out and those present indulge in the most loathsome sensuality, having no regard to sex. If there are more men than women, men satisfy one another’s depraved appetites. Women do the same for one another. . . . . . . . . Furthermore, these most miserable of men blaspheme against the Lord of Heaven and in their madness say that the Lord has done evil in casting out Lucifer into the bottomless pit. These most unfortunate people believe in Lucifer and claim that he was the creator of the celestial bodies and will ultimately return to glory when the Lord has fallen from power. Through him and with him they hope to achieve eternal happiness.”   [MORE]

While the author is not gay, this really does sort of remind one of the Reefer Madness Hysteria campaign, just as it was beginning to take off in the early 1930’s.
1252 -AD:
Pope Innocent IV on May 15, 1252 issues the papal Bull “Ad Extirpanda” that in effect:

  • Made the Death penalty for Heresy almost mandatory.
  • Sanctioned the use of Torture — “Each mayor or ruler (of the city) is hereby ordered to force all captured heretics to confess and accuse their accomplices by torture which will not imperil life or injure limb, just as thieves and robbers are forced to accuse their accomplices and to confess their crimes; for these heretics are true thieves, murderers of souls, and robbers of sacraments of God.”
  • Was supposed to have given The Inquisition a limited form of diplomatic immunity against civil laws, thus in effect placing them entirely above the law.
  • Ordered that ALL Christians give assistance in identification and seeking out witches and heretics on pain of excommunication.
  • Ordered that local mayor civil authorities have the bull read in all public places designated by the Inquisitors, and to eliminate all local laws that run contrary to the Bull.

But most damning of all, Authorizing seizure of property or goods owned by suspected Heretics.   Very similar to the Drug Forfeiture Asset laws, used to intimidate people today by the Drug Police.   [MORE]
1258 -AD:
Pope Alexander IV, although reaffirming the use of Torture, tries somewhat to rain-in the Inquisitors by limiting the Inquisitions powers solely to Heresy and NOT to investigate sorcery etc., UNLESS heresy itself was involved:
“The Inquisitors, deputed to investigate heresy, must not intrude into investigations of divination or sorcery without knowledge of manifest heresy involved. It is reasonable that those charged with the affairs of the faith, which is the greatest of privileges, ought not thereby to intervene in other matters. The inquisitors of pestilential heresy, commissioned by the apostolic see, ought not intervene in cases of divination or sorcery unless these clearly savor of manifest heresy. Nor should they punish those who are engaged in these things, but leave them to other judges for punishment. . . “ [C]

Unfortunately, his wording of and of itself, left that one loop-hole, concerning the “Involvement of Heresy.” This would soon be translated into — “All Witchcraft involved Heresy or false teachings,” thus a green light would be turned on.
1305 -AD:
The Knights Templar, were accused by the church of invoking Satan, consorting with female demons, and worshipping black cats.   Their order was disbanded by Pope Clement V.
[th]BLACK CATS:ACCUSATION:   That the Church destroyed cats because Church officials labeled them as the devil’s helpers and agents in witchcraft [don’t know what this has to do with medical Cannabis, but it always seems to come up].As much as I hate to say this, there may actually be some truth to this one.   Until modern times, both the protestant as well as Catholic faiths seem to think very negatively of Cats.   Note, no one knows exactly what cats have to do with medical Cannabis but for whatever reason they both have become inter-twined.When the bubonic plague hit Europe (1348), killing over 25 million people.   After several experiences with epidemics, perceptive people recognized that rats were responsible for spreading the plague; communities in which domestic cats helped reduce the rat population experienced lower morbidity from plague.[/th]

1326 -AD:
Pope John XXII – Finally authorized the Inquisition to go after witches, but only in a limited form.   The “Decretal Super Illius Specula.”
“Grievingly we observe . . . that many who are Christians in name only . . . sacrifice to demons, adore them, make or have made images rings, mirrors, phials, or other things for magic purposes, and bind themselves to demons.   [MORE]

1347 -AD:
The Black Death – Killed between 25 to 50% of Europe’s population. Witchcraft, Jews and Mohammedans are suspected of somehow creating/spreading the disease.
[th]THE BLACK DEATH:Because of the nature of this book, we can avoid most of the gruesome details.   Here it’s enough to say that between 25 to 50% of Europe’s population died of the disease.One can only imagine the kind of fear, if not out and out terror induced by the plague.   People sought out protection in the form of the church and also someone to blame. Jews, Women, witches etc.[/th]

1434 -AD:
Pope Eugenius IV – By this point what is very apparent is the fact that the whole atmosphere has now changed.   Instead of debating whether witches were real or not, it was now only a matter of how to deal with them.   These (selected parts) of two letters clearly show the concern:
A Letter to the Inquisitor Pont s Fougeyron, [era 1434]
“Among many heretics there are found also many Christian and Jewish magicians, diviners, invokers of demons, bewitchers, conjurers, superstitious people, augurs, those who use nefarious and forbidden arts, through whose efforts the Christian people, or at least a numerous and simple-minded part of them, are stained and perverted.“
A Letter to All Inquisitors of Heretical Depravity [era 1437]
“The news has reached us, not without great bitterness of spirit, that the prince of darkness makes many who have been bought b the blood of Christ partakers in his own fall and damnation, bewitching them by his cunning arts in such a way that these detestable persuasions and illusions make them members of his sect. They sacrifice to demons, adore them, seek out and accept responses from them, do homage to them, and make with them a written agreement or another kind of pact through which, by a single word, touch, or sign, they may perform whatever evil deeds or sorcery they wish and be transported to or away from wherever they wish. They cure diseases, provoke bad weather, and make pacts concerning other evil deeds.   [MORE]

Once more the whole atmosphere had completely changed. Instead of debating whether witches were real or not, it was now only a matter of how to deal with them.
1454 -AD:
Gutenberg invents the printing press, making mass productions of book possible.
1478 -AD:
Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, request the creation of the Spanish Inquisition.

      As has been seen, throughout this time-period the instruments of terror had come into existence ever so slowly.   Church laws changed, new institutions were created and old ones modified.   Even some of its original theologically ideology was modified to meet numerous factors (wars, plague etc.), many of which were well outside of the churches control.   Additionally, numerous other civil factors had taken place.   Where once whole populations laughed at witchcraft, now it was accepted as common place.   Yes witches were real. 

THE DEVILS AND ILLNESSDevil’s selecting who they would/would not, give powers to inflect illness, as well as those who they would cure of illnesses. Note that the ages (children, young people, adults) made no difference. Satin was an equal opportunity employer. [A]

WITCHES USE MAGIC TO BURN-DOWN A TOWNNatural disasters were frequently blamed on witchcraft. Here this woodcarving illustrates two witches using the devils magic to burn a small town down to the ground.

1484 -AD:
Pope Innocent VIII issued a papal bull “Summis Desiderantes” on Dec 5, 1484 which promoted the tracking down, torturing and executing of Satan worshipers.
“. . . . It has recently come to our ears, not without great pain to us, that
. . . . many persons of both sexes, heedless of their own salvation and forsaking the catholic faith, give themselves over to devils male and female, and by their incantations, charms, and conjuring, and by other abominable superstitions and sortileges, offences, crimes, and misdeeds,
. . . . We therefore, desiring, as is our duty, to remove all impediments by which in any way the said inquisitors are hindered in the exercise of their office,
. . . . And they shall also have full and entire liberty to propound and preach to the faithful the word of God, as often as it shall seem to them fitting and proper, in each and all the parish churches in the said provinces, and to do all things necessary and suitable under the aforesaid circumstances, and likewise freely and fully to carry them out.   [MORE]

Remembering that by this time the Structure of the Inquisition, as well as its power to use torture and total immunity from criminal law, was well established in place.   Thus many (maybe rightfully so) feel that this Papal Bull authorizing its use in Germany marks the beginning of the witch-hunts, or the Burning Times.
[NOTE: It is untrue that this instrument “labeled cannabis as an unholy sacrament” nor did it place a papal ban on cannabis medicines” — [See Section I] 
1486 -AD:
The Malleus Maleficarum: aka The “Hammer of Witches”, was first published by two sick-o’s, Jacob Sprenger and Heinrich Kramer.   It basically described the process for seeking out, finding and destroying witches.   It took some pains to warn against women who posed as healers and midwives as they were in a position to do evil.
The Hammer of Witches

1493 -AD:
Syphilis: – Europe was hit (many now believe that it was brought back with the crew of Christopher Columbus), with a very virulent strain of Syphilis.   Europeans who had no biological defenses or knowledge of what Syphilis was at the time, naturally turned to the God for help.
AFTER THIS POINT, THE WITCH HUNTS WERE WELL UNDER WAY, AND WOULD CONTINUE UNTIL THE EARLY 17th CENTURY.   The only analog that can be used is the passage of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937.   To this day there are still people who believe that Medical Marihuana is the Killer Weed, the Weed of Madness etc.
MARTIN LUTHUR: – Guided either by conscience or by stupidity, on Oct 31, 1517, Marin Luthur posts his 95 point theses against Indulgences on a church door.   He is soon labeled a Heretic by the church but it is too late, many of Europe’s peoples had had it with the church, with its taxes, and with what they perceived as corruptions etc.
PROTESTANT MOVEMENT: – Within 15 years, half of Europe has joined the protestant movement against the Catholic Church.   But unfortunately (for women, herbalists etc.) they would go on to make the situation even worse. [see next section below]

Once more, no one is trying to dodge the bullet by pointing the finger at others.   No one is denying the past; even Pope John-Paul II has officially apologized for what happen during that era.   However, be it Protestant or Catholic, history is history and the facts are that the protestant movement (at least at first) did little or nothing for the status of women.   In fact, they may have done more to drive women away from the medical profession than the Catholics ever could.   Need proof, in the words of Martin Luther:
“I should have no compassion on these witches; I would burn all of them.”

Below, are quotes from Martin Luther and John Calvan, both of which (no matter what your viewpoint) were both spokespersons in their day for the protestant movement.
“. . . . it cannot be denied but that the devil liveth, yea, and reigneth throughout the whole world. Witchcraft and sorcery therefore are the works of the devil; whereby he doth not only hurt men, but also, by the permission of God, he sometimes destroyeth them.
. . . There is none of us so strong that he is able to resist him, and especially if he attempt to do it by his own strength. “Job was an upright and a just man, fearing God, and there was none like unto him upon the earth.” Job 1. 8. But what power had he against the devil, when God withdrew his hand? Did not this holy man horribly fall?
. . . . Of Witchcraft I have spoken before, in the third chapter. This vice was very common in these dour days, before the light and truth of the gospel was revealed. When I was a child, there were many witches and sorcerers, which bewitched both cattle and men, but specially children, and did great harm also otherwise; but now, in the light of the gospel, these things be not so commonly heard of, for the gospel thrusteth the devil out of his seat, with all his illusions. But now he bewitched men much more horribly, namely, with spiritual sorcery and witchcraft.
. . . . But whilst they go about to bewitch God, they bewitch themselves: for if they continue in this wicked opinion which they conceive of God, they shall die in their idolatry and be damned. — Martin Luther, A Commentary on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians   [MORE]
[The] Scripture makes known that there are not one, not two, nor a few foes, but great armies, which wage war against us.   For Mary Magdalene is said to have been freed from seven demons by which she was possessed [Mark 16:9; Luke 8:2], and Christ bears witness that usually after a demon has once been cast out, if you make room for him again, he will take with him seven spirits more wicked than he and return to his empty possession [Matt. 12:43-45].   Indeed, a whole legion is said to have assailed one man [Luke 8:30].   We are therefore taught by these examples that we have to wage war against an infinite number of enemies, lest, despising their fewness, we should be too remiss to give battle, or, thinking that we are sometimes afforded some respite, we should yield to idleness. . . . . “Give no place to the devil” [Eph. 4:27].   “The devil your enemy goes about as a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour; resist him, be firm in your faith” [1st Peter 5:8-9], and the like. — Jean Calvin   [MORE]

Which is the same as saying, Same-O, Same-O, on with the oppression of women.   And in case you think that all of the above is just so much idle-chatter, let us look at what was said just three years before the Salem witch trials by one Cotton Mather.   Note that he was nether a Catholic nor a European.
WHAT Witchcraft is . . . WITCHCRAFT is the Doing of Strange (and for the most part ill) Things by the help of evil Spirits, . . . Witches are the Doers of Strange Things. . . . They do things which transcend the ordinary Course of Nature, and which puzzle the ordinary Sense of Mankind. Some strange things are done by them in a way of Real Production. . . . . Things which the Magicians of Egypt exhibited of old. . . . The Witches promise to serve the Devils, and the Devils promise to help the witches; . . . We have the Testimony of Scripture for it. . . . . Particularly, the Instance of the Witch at Endor, in [1 Sam. 28. 7].
. . . It should next be proved THAT Witchcraft is: . . . . The Being of such a thing is denied by many that place a great part of their small wit in deriding the Stories that are told of it. Their chief Argument is, That they never saw any Witches, therefore there are none. Just as if you or I should say, We never met with any Robbers on the Road, therefore there never was any Padding there. —“A Discourse on Witchcraft” — by the Reverend Cotton Mather, 1689   [MORE]
Just three years letter Cotton Mathers would have the opportunity to put into practice what he preached in Salem Massachusetts.

A WITCH INDUCED COMAWood carving showing three witches using (one presumes) a magical potion to induce illness on one of their victims. [A]

Witches Offering Children To The DevilThe witches bring their children (either for sacrifice or for his blessing) to Satan.


Due to the authors age, he has had the experience of meeting WWII holocaust deniers, Stalinist apologizers, Pol Pot, Edi Amin etc., deniers etc.   Thus I must take some pains NOT to sound like one of them.   But irregardless the truth is still the truth — those who either deliberately, or through shear negligence, spread Myth-Information about the church/medical Cannabis, do all of us a disservice.   Simply put they lower themselves to a level no better than that of the Drug Police.
But on the other hand we must not go to the other extreme and be apologists for the churches (both Catholic and Protestant) activities.   Wrong is still wrong, right is still right, and history is still history.
Maybe at this point the words of a church apologist are appropriate:[6]
. . That the church at the time saw evil and persecution throughout Europe . . . and recall that the Black Death took place at around the same time as the witch craze . . . thus people naturally believed that it was witchcraft, Jews, etc. . . and that the Inquisition had been created ONLYas a way to LIMIT the level of persecution . . . that given the level of hysteria at the time, it would have been much worse had it not existed etc. . . .

And indeed there is some truth to his words, according to Johannes Nohl;[7] Jews were so suspected of creating the Black Death that the Pope had to issued two Bulls, one in July 4th, and on Sep 26, 1348, both of them officially forbidding both their slaughter as well as the stealing of their property, on the pain of excommunication.   But be that as it may, killing of Jews kept on going.
Maybe the following serves as a better example; I’ve always been led to believe that the Spanish Inquisition killed hundreds of thousands of victims etc.   However historical records show that the actual figure was less than 1,900 in total.   Given the fact that Spain had just been liberated from Mohammedan occupation, it can only be considered a miracle that the figure was so low.   So maybe they were trying to “only limit”
Especially as people (given the times) were so desperately looking for scapegoats; As Marvin Harris put it:[8]
“The best way to understand the cause of the witch mania is to examine its earthly results rather than its heavenly intentions. The principal result of the witch-hunt system (aside from charred bodies) was that the poor came to believe came to believe that they were being victimized by witches and devils instead of princes and popes. . . .did the price of bread go up, taxes soar, wages fall, jobs grow scarce? . . . the work of witches [not your local government]“

And let’s face facts, what better scapegoats than a group of politically powerless women — Man they beat Jews any day.
But due to the subject matter of this book, maybe the questions should really be:

  • Were the churches actions justified given the condition?
  • Did the churches actions set back western medical knowledge, especially with regards to Medical Cannabis?

Answers:   We probably will never know.   Nor will we ever really know exactly how many women healers (a.k.a. witches) were tortured and executed during the 14th, 15th and 17th centuries.   However, what is known is that a great deal of herbal knowledge was executed with them.   This perhaps may help to explain why so much of our medical knowledge (especially about medical marihuana) was lost during the dark ages.   Maybe this in part also helps to explain why the West fell so far behind so many other civilizations (Hindus, Mohammedans, the Chinese etc.) in medical knowledge. ——————
[Note the Catholic church has long ago officially apologized for its actions, however to our knowledge very few protestant denominations have. — Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to relieve it.]

[Left]– Portrate of someone who looks a lot like Harry Anslinger [Right]

[1]- — http://www.religion444.mht 
[2] The exact figure varies from historian to historian. The figure (although a little vague) is the closest we have to accuracy. Note that it represents deaths due to both protestant as well as catholic persecutions
[3]- “Misquoting Jesus” by Bart D. Ehrman pg. 178
[4]- William Woodward, legal medical director AMA, the quotation actually comes from a letter (sent to him by a pharmacists on the subject) that he attached to his own reply. April 28, 1930.
[5]- pg. 144, “The Inquisition” by C-1908, by E.Vacandard [can be found on Google Books]
[6]- It was a radio program, I forgot the exact words, but it pretty much followed the stated line.
[7]- “The Black Death” by Johannes Nohl (1926) pg 182 – I have not seen these two Papal Bulls
[8]- Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches pg. 237 by Marvin Harris
[A]- Woodcarving attributed to “Guazzo’s Compendium Maleficarum”
- Woodcarving attributed to “Historia De Gentibus Septentrionalibus Illustrateds” — Olanus Magnus
[C]- Original information found via – Hansen, Quellen, p. 1; Liber Sextus, V.2.8 Corpus luris Canonici, ed. E. Friedberg (Leipzig, 1877), Vol. 11, col. 1071-72. As noted in the book Witchcraft in Europe, a Documentary History by Alan Kors and Edward Peters.

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Post  Dissident on Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:31 am

Dissident29/10 in Cannabis Sativa
Also, actually
well it is a long story and thank you CEO Greg for the blinker there, a person I know, is going through some health issues, not abnormal nowadays thanks to the elephant in the living room
the nano age
nobody talks about
except a few
Like Tony from Canada
It aint Lyme is something else, yes children I know….I know…it hurts..truth hurtsanyway, long story short, we cant expect anything nowadays from anyone as it is all BS and propaganda
money making shite
control grid enforced
hold on
second glass of this Chardonnay
oh that escalated quickly..boy oh boy
the only thing they give is toxic medication that ruins you
Luckily this person does live in the Netherlands
a country that allows, to some extent, the use of cannabis
marijuana, difficult word
and we have heard all about it
so it is a cute little country
windmills , cows ,blondes and coffee shopsanyway, this person is , like many going through hell as the system sucks even more than it has always done
real solutions not allowed
sure there is more than that
It is not just that
it s about pain, painkillers
among others
as all we get is poison that fecks our brains up and does shit
so this person, even though living there, did not use that ” weed” but decided ah well let s go to the next street in the coffeeshop and buy some
of course assisted by a collegue from work who knows all about it , prices, qualities, jadija
so ends up with buying one gram of marijuana
it only costs about 10 dollar
and it is good quality
does its job, kills pain etc
you have to roll it , smoking, or put it in a water pipe or whatever
you can put it in a spicy cake too, will give you bonus points when your aunt visits..hahaha
but that seems the only thing that works, without side effects
as it is natural
even morphine did not do it
in the given dose
it s all shite anyway
we know it
all of it
this whole reality is run by the baphomet we know it
come on
all of it
almost completely

anyway, it is an interesting topic that might need further exploration
as as most of you nitwits out there know shit
I feel obliged to take up the glove and proceed…thank you
industrial painkillers are like chemo they take you apart
and for a lot of bucks
you are authorized to destroy yourself
in the name of science and progress
for big company etc
the marijuana does its job splendidly
has many benefits
I myself have not used that stuff since eh…1936 or so
anyway, long ago
in one of my previous lives I guess
seems like lightyears away
in another dimension
so there you have a doctor and of course those freak out when you mention real solutions
etc etc, they do prescribe poison that kills you off efficiently without blinking their eyes
while thinking about their second porsche
hmm hmm
holiday house in Italy that sort of thing
it is so corrupt
and Irish politics is the sum mum of corruption
even worse than the EU
Maybe I have to visit Rotterdam or Amsterdam where the person lives
do some ” field research”
Al Capone style
slide some stuff in my leather secret police coat in some smoke filled low light dump with expensive liquor cheap grass
and even cheaper blondes with too much make up on
things like that
get the adrenaline rolling baby
Maybe we can send our great shaman Tony some hahahaha
make a piece, plasterite and cast the whole damn thing in send it over to the states
oh boy , EK would never do that would he
he would not do that
no of course I would never do that
wink , tongue in cheek…double wink , lick hug, nose kiss
yo Tony , get a hammer bro
and find a lighter
A shamanic trip coming to you soon , maybe
time will tell
written in the stars
so I could buy ten grams for hundred bucks
this whole crap about this weed stuff is such a scam , we all know it
something that works has to bite the dust, not allowed for the sheeple bla bla bla
we all know
same as the selenite, not allowed
blocked on all sides
nobody gives a toss and those who do stick their heads up get crushed
and most zombies out there will never figure eve that silly topic out
so dumb they are
but , again, there is no business in it and this satanic planet runs on money and scams
so plasterite is a no no
has to go
cant have that
too powerful and cant earn a masonic note with it
can t have that

and in the end of the day it is just a fecking herb children
that is all it is
just a herb that heals
like many other herbs etc
like ginger whatever
although smoking the weed or marijuana or whatever is not the way it should be used for medical purposes
you can do that and the person I know does that and even that does the trick
but technically it would be more efficient if you make oil out of it
but that is not allowed
the real oil
it is a shitty system and it is by design
nevertheless of course you can easily make it yourself there
will be a bit pricey though
you need a lot of weed to make oil
like a whole bucket or the flowers of that plant
but can be done
but the system will never let you go
even if you get allowance for medical use or whatever they will decide what is good for you and for what price and bla bla bla bla bla
same shit different day
I can tell you if you are on industrial ” prescribed ” painkillers they will kill the pain as they will kill you
it is so toxic
you could just as well smoke asbestos or something
maybe that is even less toxic than the pill ” Herr Doctor” prescribed to patients

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24 October 2017No part of a categoryBy Patrick de Vries
The benefits described below are based on research and scientific evidence that we will deal with later on. Before we begin, we dive back to the year 2737 (before Christ). Nearly 5000 years ago, China’s drawings of Chinese emperor Shen Nung have already been found. However, the use of cannabis has already been described to fight malignancies like malaria and gout. Occasionally, the use of cannabis from China to India spread, when North Africa reached Europe about 500 after friend who could walk over water and change water in wine.
In order to make the list not too long, we will later take some content on the various points.
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[*]Marijuana retards and stops spreading cancer cells.
2. Prevents and slows Alzheimer’s
3. Positive when treating stare
4. Relieves pain in arthritis
5. Reduced epileptic seizures
6. Illuminates pain in multiple sclerosis MS
7. Reduced pain and attacks in Parkinson’s
8. Positive effect in Crohn’s disease
9. Reduced symptoms in Dravet syndrome
10. Reduced side effects in a hepatitis C
Maybe can make a plasterite buddah and ship it over to CEO J
she will probably know someone who could make good use of it
dont we all?
So the oil from this plant heals so you wont get access to it
simple as that
It is a gift from the creator to  heal you but baphomet wont have it
and he runs this planet
so one has to make a choice there
hold on third class of Chardonnay told ya it s good stuff
dont worry children will take my rosebud tea afterwards,  happy now ?
give me a thumbs up on zombie book slave
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In America, the Canadian Rick Simpson obtained great popularity by extracting a THC-rich oily substance from marijuana. He uses Indica dominate marjuana strains and extracts high concentrations of THC and other cannabinoids present in the plant material.
People with all kinds of serious illnesses are spreading this cannabis oil under the tongue or on the gums. Since THC has psychoactive effects, it is not legal in the Netherlands and most other countries.
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Wernard Bruining, from the Mediwiet (Medical Weed) Foundation, studied the method of Rick Simpson and figured that if he would dilute the medicinal cannabis oil 3x (or even 5x) with olive oil, it would be suitable for more people. Surely not everyone appreciates the psychoactive effects of cannabis and or being stoned.
Wernard also developed a simple and safe method to use a small amount of alcohol with items that you can easily buy. The cannabis oil is not so pure and bright than when using butane gas for oil intended for recreational use, but it is very suitable for medicinal purposes.
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In my experience think the marijuana is less dangerous than drinking alcohol..;oops
as it will give a better result
feel relaxed, etc, a dreamy state, yes
creative one might say
nothing wrong with that
same as drinking four beers an hour
will also give good feeling but in a different way
finding healing , real healing, nowadays is like finding a real tomato , good luck to you hahahah
all the best of luck…you wont find it
reminds me of the borax issue and the collodial silver and all the rest the codex satanic illuminati shite hole alimentarius they swept it all away from the table eh , didnt they yep they did
now go back to your tv land , little people
dont forget to subscribe eh hahahaha
dont you dare not to give me a thumbs up, drones
also reminds me most products in the health food shop are even worse than the doctor s poison pills
but you wouldnt know that , would you , stupid child
your little soy fed chemtrailed Iphoned TV bondaged brain just cant get your head around it
ah we feel sorry for you, not.
Anyway J, if you have a selenite party soon
maybe can ship over that fat buddah to you
with substance…
Let lady M roll a big fag and just sprinkle in it , like your eh Irish bread, porridge and have a toss
will be some party there
you will be more famous than you are now
crowds come flocking in
One can buy that herb there too I think but it wont be cheap…and I wonder about the quality
very important you see
not quantity
I know or suspect you went to sunday school and went home to ma to do your knitting while the cool cat girls at school, those with the shorter skirts went behind the bicycle shed with the cool cat guys to have a special puff
hahhahaha Catholic Ireland oh boy
but they are a bit fond of the drink so that speaks in your favor
so you cannot assist us in this topic dear Jenn
neither can Sir Greg
holding my obnoxious breath here…
well do as I say not do as I do hahaha
third glass , sorry two and a half
I am on diet
alcohol is much more dangerous as it is toxic
a few glasses wont  hurt but
we all know
marijuana is more for intelligent people and I do not mean academic phd rockefeller protocol victims
I mean real intelligence
creative folk
original thinkers
they prefer that
or both hahahaha
there is a deeper story to this , do thou understand that, no of course you dont nitwits
of course you dont understand shit
but that s ok
we still love you
we do


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maybe we can put that stuff in the plasterite hahahah
now that would be the day eh
of course you muppets never thought about that
that is ok, child, honestly, go to facebook, do ba ba
come on do ba ba
be good now
suckle along nowyou can even make hemp beer but that is without the THC content, of course
even though it still has many good aspects

yep bla bla bla
they just wont give you the real thing
and let you pay through the nose for something as a replacement typical

well ricky S does not use that hemp shite he uses the marijuana shite
you see
with the THC
ok ?
hope this is not a difficult post
so children go to your health shop and buy your toxic vitamines, full of titanium dioxide, microcrystaline cellulose, bla bla bla
all shite
that is why they allow it
havent you still not figured it out
try harder
one day you might succeed
I wont hold my breath though
some do sell the real thing but it  is not cheap

THE WIETLOKET € 69, – Worthsbrough weed oil based on the Rick Simpson concept. The active substance is 70% THC and 30% CBD. Take 5 drops for insomnia. For pain relief a little more, but that is different per person. You should test yourself how many drops you need.
Worthsbroug weed oil is in a 10 ml bottle and is mixed with olive oil to make it dripping. Very suitable for insomnia. A very good remedy for pain and disease. In addition, there are promising messages from people who use it against cancer. However, it is important to consider your attending physician and continue your treatment.
Everyone is talking about Worthsbrough weed oil, but what is that? In principle, Worthsbrough weed oil is a solution of the active (and inactive) fat soluble constituents of the Cannabis plant dissolved in olive oil. Mainly composed of THC and CBD.
What’s it like in weed oil? In any case, the known cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, can only vary the concentration of those cannabinoids per oil and by type of Wiet / Cannabis Worthsbrough weed oil is made from Amnesia Haze. Diluted in olive oil to drip it. In the weed plant, in all cases, a large number of substances are in use.
With vegetable oil, you take the fat-soluble substances. For example, CBD (Cannabidiol), which may have a positive effect on eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions. Or THC and CBN (cannabinol) that can have a positive effect on pain. There are different types of cannabinoids in each weed plant, and sometimes there are even variants that do not contain cannabinoids. These are then grown specifically for the food industry.


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and it is just a fecking herb that is less dangerous than coffee that is all it is and it heals


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are you human –are you are person–what do these actually mean–beast monster–and beast and monsters have no rights—the false hood of removing our true identity–we don’t listen to the truth but entertainers called science –and then the question who does the studies –with the broad claim on science –when there is no substance to anything–being of substance and then asking the question why are not things working as they are supposed to–the falsehood of lyme seeking medical or a practitioner and the prognosis and then a chemical and it does not work or further dysfunction then call it a day
the reality is a 10-15 days will or should see an initiating or rebooting -adequate materials with adequate dose will still take time unless there is a God effect –your going to go through the process


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Wow yes wow, very strong stuff.   Happy you are winging it here with your Chardonnay but honestly your assistance s needed in some ways on FB, even for a couple of minutes on a Sunday.
That’s such an interesting story about the Wolf Man, with great pictures.  And little Maya seems to like that jerky stuff.   I can hear a little growl if you try to take it off her.


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greg richie30/10
Maybe I will surprise EK, maybe not, I will just leave this here and not incriminate myself any further.  


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sunflower30/10 · Edited
Yes they always do that , dont they they always do that
give you some shitty vague ” hope” and than screw us over dont they
when the shit hits the fan , oh oh, lets create a ” commission” with masonic scumbags to find out the ” truth ”  bla bla bla
think we are beyond that J
way way way beyond that
all scamsDunno about your ” experience” , maybe it was crappy home grown stuff from Omagh from the guy who looks a bit shady
we will never get to the bottom of this
just weak ,manipulated stuff, to sell to the morons out there
who can say
would not surprise me
also, as you do not know, maybe hook up with Guru Greg there, there are dozens and dozens of branches, types of that stuff
and they all have different qualities
effects on the body and mind
it is not one typeLook I have seen enough the effect on big pharma on folk
in many ways
but it gets closer so this one is for me
to save my parts…
I could not give a feck what mr and mrs sheeple do
this is for me

and we share
you see
we share
all this wisdom, ah blushing here…
there are thousands of those ” AVA ” stories out there
as it is a thing that works
for many issues
but they cant have that must be demonized
it is like banning paperclips and allowed machine guns to be sold to children
the upside down masonic checkerboard again
Rockefeller said competition is a SIN
and he means that
meaning we run the show and you better know thy place
if you are not on board with the global satanic grid , give it a name
you will be crushed in millions of ways
just economics would do the trick
as that is the biggest scam of all
the fiat money system
what a trick that is
hhahahaha, well it is obvious some are eh…more aware than others…
let s keep it there indeed…
but we all know the clutches of the system trying desperately to infiltrate and corrupt  that which is given to us that is good and beneficial
whether it is that herb or  natural quartz /salt based tools of Light or good water or whatever
they just cant let go , they must control us
they just cant leave us , those who for some mysterious reason have not been gobbled up by the NWO pacman monster, alone.
there are always work around, like Jenn with her Pumpy, where she sometimes get real water

natural water without hoopla
but it is not easy and hard work, takes time and energy and they know that most wont do it
Jenn also knows folk in Eire have that herb too, so they can get it , of course they can , demand and supply, nothing new since the caravan trade in ancient times
China to Rome
but it will probably be less easy to get access to it etc
and more expensive etc
also, these herbs are so easy to grow, you can also buy seeds for peanuts in the low lands.
that is how they do it
an old shed, hundred plants, hmmm
easy to do
so no, it cannot be ” rooted out” as the herb will grow even under terrible conditions
by itself
for big production you need more light and heat,maybe
to speed it up
time is money etc
Still in the Netherlands there are many restrictions on this and that
so it is not really free
all that demonisation
about a herb
that does good
should make you think
things that make you go ” hmmmm”
But…we wont go too deep in this
could write whole book just about the cannabis sativa topic but we skip that , it is up to the gung ho types out there to figure that out and find their way
we do not spoon-feed here, we just give tips and tricks that might improve our existence on the Masonic Planet that is all.
the same bunch that ran Babylon and Greece , Egypt and Rome and all other empires still rule today
some things never change
and they have become good at it
somehow forcing most in
one way or another


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sunflower30/10 · Edited
Cannot figure out why you have to go to those masonic meetings Jenn, you know the United nations scamtrain
but you will have your reasons for it
maybe you can rape your good friend there
Duncan hahahhaha
he might be in there somewhere sucking up to his templar masters
and folks sorry to say so, our dear CEO did not see the 666 Logo
they rub it in now
no shame
the iron fist is out the velvet glove and hammering now

bottomline climate change is real, it  s all because of you fecking sheep, we must cull you off, you stink, you use energy
our energy, eat more GMO that is good for you bla bla bla
isnt it so chief  ?
you must give up your stupid cars , we cannot control you properly if you keep shape shifting your reptilian asses bla bla bla
dont grow tomatoes in your garden you fecking terrorist
be good now
watch TV pay taxes and adore the grid
bla bla bla
must be all that CO2, all due to you , stupid cattle
living on our payroll
that must stop
and we make it stop
we , the followers of the Lightbringer, the fallen angel, we make it stop
we have to perfect what was left inperfect
we are the stones the Builder cast away
take your vaccinations or swine flu will kill you
fluoride is good for you
put a solar panel on your ass and ride a bike
love genderbending crap
dont have kids
and even if you haven them we control them anyway
you are too stupid for anything , we know best
what is good for you
take that exit pill , pronto
dont hold up the line
more CO2 from the queue , no shame eh slave ?
dont you even dare to think about heating yourself in winter , stupid slave
you ungrateful little cxnts
be good now…
can go on for a while but…
anyway, Jenn and her crazy bunch are gonna cause havoc there
at this MET Eirann meeting oh boy oh boy
so put your helmets and riot gear on folks
gas masks might come in handy
tear gas and all that


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[size=42]5 Differences Between Hemp and Marijuana[/size]


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Hemp and marijuana are two popular names for the cannabis plant.

The word cannabis often brings to mind images of a burning joint or a bong filling up with white smoke. Most of the time, the term wouldn’t be equated with plant-based plastics, durable paper or military grade fabric.
But in reality, cannabis has just as much to do with these industrial hemp products as it does with the recreational drug better known as marijuana or pot. This begs the question — how is hemp different from marijuana?

1. Genetics

Cannabis is believed to be one of the oldest domesticated crops. Throughout history, humans have grown different varieties of cannabis for industrial and medical uses.
Tall, sturdy plants were grown by early civilizations to make a variety of foods, oils and textiles, such as rope and fabrics. These plants were bred with other plants with the same characteristics, leading to the type of cannabis we now know as hemp.
Other plants were recognized for being psychoactive and were bred selectively for medical and religious purposes. This led to unique varieties of cannabis that we now know as marijuana.
According to Dan Sutton of Tantulus Labs, a Canadian company that specializes in cannabis cultivation technology, “the core agricultural differences between medical cannabis and hemp are largely in their genetic parentage and cultivation environment.”
In fact, scientists believe the early separation of the cannabis gene pool led to two distinct types of cannabis plants. The two species (or subspecies) of cannabis are known as Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa.

2. THC Content

Cannabis plants contain unique compounds called cannabinoids. Current research has revealed over 60 different cannabinoids so far, but THC is the most well known. THC is credited with causing the marijuana high.
While marijuana plants contain high levels of THC, hemp contains very little of the psychoactive chemical. This single difference is what most rely on to distinguish hemp from marijuana. For example, countries like Canada have set the maximum THC content of hemp at 0.3%. Any cannabis with higher THC levels is considered marijuana instead.
In comparison, medical marijuana produces anywhere between 5-20% THC on average, with prize strains tipping the scale at 25-30% THC.
Hemp and marijuana plants contain another important cannabinoid: CBD. Hemp plants produce more CBD than THC, while marijuana produces more THC than CBD. Interestingly, research has shown that CBD acts to reduce the psychoactive effects of THC, separating hemp further from marijuana.

3. Cultivation

Hemp and marijuana are grown for different uses, and therefore require different growing conditions.
“Medical cannabis has been selectively bred over generations, and its characteristics are optimized in its cultivation environment to produce female flowering plants that yield budding flowers at the flowering stage of their life cycle,” explains Sutton.
In contrast, Sutton describes hemp plants as “primarily male, without representing flowering buds at any stage in their life cycle.” Instead, centuries of selective breeding have resulted in “relatively low concentrations of THC, and tall, fast growing plants optimized for higher stalk harvests.”
Achieving maximum THC levels in marijuana is tricky and requires close attention to grow-room conditions. Marijuana growers usually aim to maintain stable light, temperature, humidity, CO2 and oxygen levels, among other things.
On the other hand, hemp is usually grown outdoors to maximize its size and yield and less attention is paid to individual plants.

4. Legal Status

As you might already know, all cannabis is illegal to produce in the United States. Both hemp and marijuana are classified as Schedule I drugs under the Controlled Substances Act.
However, outside the U.S., hemp is grown in more than 30 countries. In 2011, the top hemp-producing country was China, followed by Chile and the European Union. Hemp production is also expanding in Canada, with the country’s annual crop reaching a record high of 66,700 acres in 2013.
Interesting enough, it is legal to import hemp products into the United States. According to the Hemp Industry Association, about $500 million worth of hemp product is imported every year.
Marijuana, on the other hand, remains illegal in most countries. A few, such as Israel and Canada, have recently started to regulate marijuana as a medicine. But the legal production of marijuana is subject to stricter rules than hemp, since it is still widely considered a narcotic.

5. Research

The strict laws surrounding both forms of cannabis — hemp and marijuana — makes any research very difficult.
“The political implications of that scheduling, from a research perspective, are limiting,” explains Sutton. “To my knowledge, of the thousands of academic and research bodies in the United States and Canada whom would be equipped to perform agricultural or medical research on this unique species, only around 40 have actual research licenses to study the plant in a limited context.”
Despite these barriers, researchers are making progress in understanding the way medical marijuana works to assist in managing an ever-expanding list of disorders.
What’s more, developments in hemp technology continue to reveal new and intriguing ways that this industrial plant can contribute to society in the future. Recently, researchers at the University of Alberta created a supercapacitor using raw hemp material, making the manufacturing of cheap, fast-charging batteries from hemp a real possibility.
Hemp fibre is also being used to develop new forms of renewable plastic, which has made it a common material in the car parts industry.
But as legalization spreads across the globe, the opportunities to explore the potential of the cannabis grows too. The possibilities are endless, and this is one thing hemp and marijuana have in common.[/size]

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Al-Kindi (801 – 873 AD)
According to one website, his full name was actually; “Abu-Yusuf Ya`qoub ibn `Ishaq ibn al-Sabbah ibn `Omran ibn Isma`il al-Kindi.”   Which makes it easy to understand why his simply known to most as, “Al-Kindi”.
And according to yet another website:

“There are more than thirty treatises attributed to al-Kindi in the field of medicine, in which he was chiefly influenced by the ideas of Galen.   His most important work in this field is probably De Gradibus, in which he demonstrates the application of mathematics to medicine, particularly in the field of pharmacology.   For example, he developed a mathematical scale to quantify the strength of drug and a system, based the phases of the moon, that would allow a doctor to determine in advance the most critical days of a patient’s illness.”

Cannabis was most assuredly included in his medical works, according to a translation of his book: [MORE] 

The Man Without a Postage Stamp

It is no accident that unlike all-so-many others, this museum has not been able to locate a postage stamps of Ibn Wahshtya. [The guy on the left if probably not him] His real name was (something like) Abii Bakr M. b. ‘Ali b. Wahshiya al-Nabafi, and although a devote Mohammedan, he seemed to hate the Arabs and saw them as some sort of inferior race.   [Which is probable why he doesn’t have a postage stamp now]   He himself was a Nabatean (whatever that is).
Anyway, Ibn Wahshtya (9th Century) is best remembered today for this book, “The Book On Poisons.” Parts of which (relating to Medical Cannabis) are reproduced below, as translated by: [MORE] 

Al Razi (860-940 AD)
It would be all but impossible to list every major Mohammedan physician, chemist and book writer who would eventually have an influence on how Western medicine viewed Medical Cannabis.   Additionally, for reasons unknown, few of these early Mohammedan medical textbooks have ever been translated into English (Latin yes, English no), thus putting roadblocks as to what we can present about them.
Al Razi, also known in the west as “Al Rhazes,” serves as a good example of this problem.   Examine the following quotation:

“Another physician, the Persian born Al-Rhazes, counseled against over-prescribing cannabis” — Gabriel G. Nahas, Bull. N.Y. Acad. of Med. Dec 1982 p.814


Mohammedan Medicine 
What led to its rise?   What led to its decline?
[An editorial Opinion] 

At one time Mohammedan Science and Medicine was far in advanced to that of the West.   Their state of learning was so far advanced that quite literally, if you were ill and wanted to receive the best possible health care available, your best bet was to travel to the Middle East for treatment.
This brings up two questions, that have been asked over and over again.   How was it possible for Mohammedan Medicine to have reached such an advanced state of knowledge?   And once achieved, how and why did they stagnate and then go backwards?
In the author’s personal opinion, five factors made it all possible, and at a later time, those same five factors were responsible for its destruction.



Let’s look at them, one by one, but first before going any further one must bring up the obvious question; — Of what importance is this to us?   Why should the average Antique Cannabis collector care, one way or the other, about the subject? 
As human beings it matters a lot.   On the very face of it, had the Mohammedans not gathered, translated and expanded on the various medical sciences from their surrounding cultures, the West would have had to have started from scratch at the end of the dark ages.   However, just think of where we would be today had Mohammedan science not stagnated and stopped altogether.   Maybe we would even have had a cure for cancer or something like that.
But assuming you’re more of a base person; — Hey what does this have to do with the price of Cannabis antiques today?   And in truth, the answer is maybe nothing. No known brand or trade name medicines are known to have come down to us from this age.   And while numerous apothecary shops came into being during this age, there are no known apothecary jars that were specifically devoted to Cannabis.WARNING:   

    With reference to the section in this book on “Fakes,” just remember that the same guy that’s going to sell you an apothecary jar from this era, is probably the same guy who was selling, ‘Wood from the Cross,’ to his last customer.

Still, if only to avoid buying a lot of fake antiques, it is important for the Antique Collector to have a fairly good understanding of the subject.


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Al Capone
Recently the author (courtesy of the San Jose Police Department) spent a few nights in jail.   At my trial a S.J.P.D. officer (Andrew Layne by name) lied his teeth off (aka perjury) and unfortunately the judge sided with him.   Now leaving all the details aside (but do note that I do have physical evidence that he lied), let’s look at how our local justice system works. [5][step 1] – SJPD: – Tried to log a complaint against the officer, but was told by the desk Sgt., that because it involved a police officer, I had to go through their Internal Affairs unit.[step 2] – Internal Affairs: – We are so sorry, but you see our Chief of Police has instated an official police policy that due to the large number of unconformable complaints, we no longer accept certain types of complaints.   And because your original incident involved a traffic situation, we are not authorized to investigate the matter.   And no, we can’t even log the accusation down.   To which I replied, “But I can prove that the Officer lied.”   We are sorry sir, but our policy is firm. — Why don’t you go through the Independent Police Arbiters Office.[step 3] – San Jose PD Independent Police Arbiters Office: – “We are sorry, but you see we are not authorized to investigate any situation.   We’re only empowered to look over the SJPD Internal Affairs files and make our comments on them.   To which I replied that my problem was that they weren’t going to keep any such files and that there was no way of even filing a compliant.   Ugh!

[step 4] – County office of the District Attorney: – As the crime of perjury was committed in a court house, why don’t you go to the Sheriff’s office.   That’s their department.
[step 5] – Sheriffs office: – Try contacting the local Sheriff’s Sergeant at the Courthouse.
[step 6] – Court house sergeant: – “HELL NO, I don’t feel like filling out a crime complaint form.”   [hangs up phone very angrily]
[step 7] – Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs: – No, It’s a San Jose Police matter, go through them.   We won’t do anything.
[step 8] – San Jose City Council meeting: – Dead silence.
[step 9] – FBI crime statistics Unit: – They at least politely accepted my written complaint.   Some probability factor (maybe 10%) that it won’t end up in the trash can.Humm!   With no way for a citizen to even log any kind of formal complaint against a San Jose Police Officer, it looks like Mr. Layne is going to have a long and happy life there.   However, the above (while unjust) must be taken into its proper perspective.   As a curator of this kind of museum, I have heard of numerous horror stories; —cops planting drugs on people, making up crime stories, shaking down medical Cannabis patients etc., etc.
NOW, take this sort of situation, multiply it by a factor of (let us say) ten, and you will have the situation that existed within the 7th Century Byzantine Empire.   In fact the situation was so bad, that to this day, massive corruption is still known as the Byzantine disease.   Given this sort of political situation, one can easily see how even an invasion from Mars would have been welcomed.   And in fact (at least at first), the invaders did indeed clean up the place.
Unfortunately, (as can be seen from the state of the world today), things didn’t stay that way for long.   A good example is Iraq, where as someone else put it, “American law prevents the Americans from paying bribes, and without bribes you can forget about doing any kind of business in that area.” [6]   And while it’s hard to say exactly when the change came about (it probably happened area by area), I would say that it followed the rise and fall of Mohammedan medicine.

Some time ago, I was amazed to hear a teacher of Western History start his lecture by asking the following question:

“Why should we study the history of an insignificant peninsula, located out in the middle of no-where?”

I was amazed, because this was the first time that anyone had ever brought out the obvious.   That what was to one day become the West, was indeed located (geographically speaking), out in the middle of no-where.   While the Mohammedan Empire on the other hand, was very literally, in the center of everything.   This (at least at first) gave them an incredible advantage over the West.   Recalling what Daniel Boorstin once quoted a little old lady who lived in Boston and didn’t travel very much as saying:

“Why would I want to travel?   I’m already there.”

And the same was true of the Mohammedans.   Much of what was to become Arabic Medicine, was NOT native to the area, but was actually acquired (mistakes and all) from Greco-Roman textbooks, as well as Indian, Chinese etc.   Additionally, geography gave them a unique advantage over the West, in that they could obtain Indian and other Eastern medicines (such as Cannabis) that were not readably available to Western doctors.
Unfortunately, geography would also spell their doom — they were literally out in the middle of a highway, and with obvious results.   After a whole lot of tries from crusaders, Persians, and just about everyone else near the place, in 1258 the Mongols finally succeeded in burning down Baghdad and every medical textbook in the place.
And while thankfully, there were back up copies, still this is seen as the high point of their medical advances.   After this they would be more interested in military matters as oppose to scientific advancements.   To quote a website:

“What remained of the Islamic culture was only a shadow of what had preceded it.”

All religions have some forms of dogma, but what occurs when the high priest states that the sacred cow was born on mountain A, while all archeological evidence points instead to mountain B?   Obviously the answer lies in how much power the high priest has (as oppose to the archeologists), and in exactly how much belief there is in the power of the sacred cow, etc.   But leaving that aside for now, look at Mohammedan dogma and apply it to a real world situation — Say like the Black Death.

Allah is pure and likes purity.   He is clean and likes cleanliness. Therefore, cleanliness of body and mind is stressed by the Koran (4:43, 5:7)
“If you hear about plague in a land, don’t go to it, but if you were in that land, don’t run away.” — Hadith (Sayings of Mohammad and his Companions).

Now let’s be honest with ourselves, in the event of an infectious plague outbreak (say something like the Black Death) where would you want to be?   In a Mohammedan place or somewhere in Europe that at the time was (figuratively speaking) going thought a thousand years without a bath?
In addition, unlike many of the Faith healing ONLY religions, this one had a different attitude toward medicine.

“Servants of Allah, seek treatment, for Allah didn’t send down an illness that Allah didn’t send down treatment for it” —The Hadith

It doesn’t take me long to figure out which dogma I would want to be with.   But unfortunately it was this same dogma, or actually the interpretation there of, that would led to stagnation.   Maybe a few examples are in order:

  • Autonomy Textbooks: – Both Christians as well as Mohammedans originally had social norms preventing autopsies and/or dissections on human bodies.   But the Christians gradually modified their dogma to allow for medical needs.   The Mohammedans until modern times didn’t and even intensified their dogmas to prevent any pictorials of the human body, which meant their medical books on autonomy and physiology weren’t all that good.
  • Alcohol: — Although not actually referenced in the Koran, alcohol for a Mohammedan is a no, no.   Great, but alcohol was still listed as a medical agent by numerous pharmacopeias until the early part of the 20th Century and used extensively for its medical properties.   Even during the height of prohibition in the 1920’s, exceptions were made for medical needs.   Not so with the Mohammedan faith.


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he list can go on and on, but I think one gets the picture.   What worked well during the time of Mohammed didn’t work out so well a few hundred years later and stagnated the whole place.
Yes, Yes, I know.   In today’s world, the words fascist and Islam have become synonymous.   Just do an internet search under the term, “Islam-o-fascist” and see what pops up.   However, this does NOT change history.   At one time the Mohammedan peoples were one of the most tolerant groups around.   People throughout the world fled to Islamic lands to escape political and (believe it or not) religious persecution.   Think of them as the Holland of the Middle Ages.   This factor of and by itself led to a massive brain drain in their direction.   In fact, many of their best physicians were Jews who found tolerance among them.
However, for whatever reason (as we can see in today’s world) their tolerance didn’t last forever.
 Anslinger and Benito“Power Tends to Corrupt”
“Absolute Power Tends to Corrupt Absolutely”
—– Lord Action

Perhaps the greatest problem faced by Mohammedan science (to this very day) is the fact that governmental power or decision making is in the hands of so few.
As a westerner, I myself was shocked to find out just how much power Islamic Priests have in their societies.   In many states they not only give the sermons in church, but they actually act as law makers, judges, prosecutors, juries and in some cases even act as executioners; —Literally having control over life or death decisions, with few if any checks and balances.
But worst of all, they even have control over what the God says, or is supposed to have said. Let me explain by example:


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