Marijuana Compared to Other Herbs

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As I went through some of the issues about the cannabis way down its history of the past and the present, some of which were written by @unnamed that marijuana was made illegal because it was a commercial conspiracy victim not because it is dangerous. "quote__unquote" I have read some posts of @lordoftruth about famous people who made marijuana as part of their existence. I have also viewed some from @trr's videos, @technogirl's garden, recipe's of @potspoon, the experiments of @indaymers, etc., All of which had their own purpose.

In view of this, I adhere to the fact that corruption is the main cause when people tend to maneuver things to their advantage. News travels more than any modern machineries could boost. In fact, social media is one of the major source of corruption.

I would like to compare a tropical plant called KATYUBONG in our native tongue. It is the nearest plant that can be compared to marijuana. It is considered as among the herbal plants that grows anywhere, almost wild, actually. Quack doctors and other herbalists use this for medicinal use just like marijuana and for smoking just like marijuana.

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Photo taken by yours truly

In fact, you can see this in our gardens because of its beautiful looking pink-salmon colored flowers. It's like an inverted trumpet.

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Photo taken by me

This plant is also hallucinogenic. But, this plant was not 'corrupted'. Those who can't afford to buy mj made use of this as a replacement. Well, it could kill them too due to overdose. It's not the fault of the plant, right? This kind of plant is used for medication as far as Brazil and South East Asean countries and it was not corrupted by the society despite its hallucinogenic features.

My point is, marijuana can't kill a man if it's used in the right way. With it's legalization, more studies and discoveries flourished. Because of Smoke.io, it's as if am looking into a different realm of the cannabis'' world.

Thank you all, Happy Sunday puffs!

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I always learned they were toxic. I know Amazonian tribes use them in their cocktails tho.

But I didn't know they were hallucinogenic. 😍

I have some studying to do.

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Actually, those who are using this couldn't afford to buy mj or can't find any source or carrier esp that mj is a 'hot' item. Here's some info about it: http://www.stuartxchange.org/Talampunay.html

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Did read the study about hallucinogen on rats. Not convinced, yet. But will do more reading.

At some point in life I will experience those so-called “Soul cleansing” tribal mixes. Both for the experience and the trip. As far as I know, Datura is used in some tribes as a base component but it’s other plants which are the ones which kick butt.

Indeed this plant is toxic.. it is rampant in Spain in the local gardens. My german girlfriend has this in her mediterranean garden .It is called Flor de Campana... others call this huellas de micha.

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Others
· Hallucinogenic: Used as a ritualistic herb for its hallucinogenic effects. In Nigeria, decoction of leaves or fruits added to drinks to achieve a "high," as a substitute for marijuana. It has been reported that the Moros intoxicated themselves with the plant before committing their massacres. (•)
· Poison: In India and Indo-China, reportedly used quite commonly with criminal intent. In China, often mixed with tea that hides the poison without raising suspicion. (Source:http://www.stuartxchange.org/Talampunay.html)

In the Bicol region of the Philippines it's called kalampunay/talampunay, some bicolanos the native folks there used to boil those flowers and drink as cough and cold remedy but most make it as an alternative to cannabis, it has the same high they say. I stayed in Sorgonon for an outreach program, for a couple of years and found that out, nobody runs after the users because authorities don't believe that it is hallucigenic.

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Yeah, they often laugh at those who gets high using those because they have no money to buy mj or shabu. Of course we all know that it's one of our herbs used by local herbalists or 'hilot' in layman's term.

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Think Imma message some friends in Bicol. :D

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@unnamed, yup, I saw a lot of kalampunay in the place called PIOT in BULAN, Sor., they just treat that flower like a normal one.
your friends might be familiar with that place it is an hour by ferry going to Masbate.

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Actually, it's everywhere. I even took that photo myself. Am always amazed by the way it blooms in upside down position! lol

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Yeah, my grandparents had some in the garden in Belgium. Not at my parents because mom wanted a garden free of toxic plants. They also grow in pots btw.

Popular mail order garden plant because looks that nice in catalogues.

Am not in an area with much green [both plants and weed lol] but think there’s at least two houses where they have them on the balcony. But I know many Bicolanos.

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Or you can go to some Botanical Gardens within the city only. But of course, it cannot surpass the credibility of marijuana.

I used this plant when I have pain in my heart and then I learn to fulll in love. jejejeje joke only. Yes, it was taken by my folklores in our mountain. It was our pain reliever.. If MJ was legalized before, maybe my grandparents might use it too.

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Yes indeed. But hey, marijuana was not illegal before, right? It only became illegal when it was banned as posted by @unnamed in his recent post about the history of Cannabis. As for Katyubong, I even planted that in front of our residence. You only need a branch of it to replant it. And they appreciate the flowers!

The narcotic effects of cannabis were not what caused its illegality, it was a complete replacement for cotton, oil, big pharma, lumber, etc. Many industries colluded to make cannabis and more importantly hemp, illegal. Fuck prohibitionists for the lost century.

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That was the twist of it, they capitalized the negative effect of marijuana rather than deal with the positive side on the advantages/benefits for the welfare of mankind. It was rather a battle between giants at the expense of the less fortunate. That was the irony of it. I greatly admire your noble purpose in the pursuit of legalizing the use of medical marijuana. I hope that I will still be there to witness a 'dream come true' in our country.

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If you go deeper in the timeline of the international prohibition, before 1937 even, you will also notice that especially Great Britain, and in a minor degree the USA, flexed its financial trade muscle on the nations in the Commonwealth (first African countries mostly).

This started after Great Britain signed the First Opium Commission, in 1909, and forcing colonies and less strong trade partners to prohibit marijuana was a way to lower export from China, and Asia. All that to counter for the lost revenue from the Opium trade.

So the irony here is that two of the most active nations forcing the prohibition, the UK and USA, were actually the ones who were among the biggest drugs [opium] peddling countries internationally.

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Wow, you have a lot of research and information @unnamed. If I am not became a member of smoke.io, I was believing the false information since my childhood. I never able to research what really it is? Before I t mad to all people in our place because of being a MJ users. But now how, I wish to taste it just like @indaymers, she is using it for medication. When I come home next year, I will convince my family about MJ.

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First, look for the main source as to where to procure seeds...

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Which goes back to corruption just the same. In fact, I've just read a part of this graduate study about cannabis: Marijuana As Medicine?: The Science Beyond the Controversy (2000)
Chapter: Introduction

https://www.nap.edu/read/9586/chapter/2
it's a good piece.

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Saw this book shared yesterday on Twitter by one of the leading physicians to end the prohibition in the Twittersphere.

Who also tweeted from the Mind conference last week, where they attended a panel on the use of psychedelics to treat depression.

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WOW! That's a good source too dear @potspoon! Something to read too! Your contributions in providing other sources are highly appreciated. Thanks to google. The world is getting closer!

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Hmm, that's another window to open @unnamed. Thanks. I will see to that too. Using psychedelics to treat depression is a good option with a doctor's prescription of course. I have read that it's not advisable as treatment to those who have signs of schizophrenia or have a family history of this syndrome. Lots to read and learn!

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And that's another book by Uwe Blesching! More and more people get involved in these studies about cannabis. Thanks to @indica. This site gathers people who are coming out into the open to join the noble purpose of legalizing the use of medical cannabis worldwide.

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I see, it's a good source for research studies. Cross-reference should I say.