Cannabis Herbal Medicines

The secret art of hemp medicine was found effective as wound healer, muscle relaxant, pain reliever, fever reducer, and unparalleled aid to childbirth, not to mention hundreds of other medicinal applications. (Mikuriya, TodH., M.D., Marijuana Medical Papers, 1839-1972, Medi-Comp Press, Oakland, CA 1973 Shultes, R.E., Harvard Botanical Ency. Brittanica Abel, Ernest, Marijuana The First 12,000 Years Plenum Press, 1980 Vera Rubin, Cannabis and Culture, Institute for the Study of Man et. al.) The...

DARE Police Propaganda

The DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program, a national program that was initiated in 1983 by then Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates, has become yet another tool disinforming the public on hemp. Typically, a police department spokesperson will conduct a 17-week course at a local elementary school to promote personal responsible behavior by young persons while irresponsibly giving them distorted information and outright lies about cannabis. Most of the course does not deal with drugs...

The Age of Enlightenment

The 18th Century ushered in a new era of human thought and civilization Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness declared the colonists in America. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity replied their French cousins. The concepts of modern constitutional government, which guaranteed human rights and separation of church and state, were unified into a policy designed to protect citizens from intolerant and arbitrary laws. In his landmark essay, On Liberty, Ogden Livingston Mills, whose philosophy...

In Conclusion

We must reiterate our original premise with our challenge to the world to prove us wrong If all fossil fuels and their derivatives, as well as trees for paper and construction were banned in order to save the planet, reverse the Greenhouse Effect and stop deforestation Then there is only one known annually renewable natural resource that is capable of providing the overall majority of the world's paper and textiles meeting all of the world's transportation, industrial and home energy needs,...

Clean Renewable Fuel Source

Fuel is not synonymous with petroleum and coal. Biomass energy systems can supply a sustainable source of fuel and will create millions of new clean jobs. Hemp biomass derived fuels and oils can replace every type of fossil fuel energy product. During transpiration, the growig hemp plants breathe in CO2 (carbon dioxide) to build cell structure the leftover oxygen is breathed out, replenishing Earth's air supply. Then when the carbon rich hemp biomass is burned for energy the CO2 is released...

Marijuana Medicine in 19th Century America

From 1850 to 1937, cannabis was used as the prime medicine for more than 100 separate illnesses or diseases in U.S. pharmacopoeia. During all this time (until the 1940s), science, doctors, and drug manufacturers (Lilly, Parke-Davis, Squibb, etc.) had no idea of its active ingredients. Yet from 1842 until the 1890s, marijuana, generally called Cannabis Indica or Indian Hemp extractums, was one of the three items (after alcohol and opium) most used in patent and prescription drugs (in massive*...

Superstar of the 19th Century

Marijuana was America's number one analgesic for 60 years before the rediscovery of aspirin around 1900. From 1842 to 1900 cannabis made up half of all medicine sold, with virtually no fear of its high. The 1839 report on the uses of cannabis by Dr. W.B. O'Shaugnessy, one of the most respected members of the Royal Academy of Sciences, was just as important to mid-19th Century Western medicine as the discoveries of antibiotics (like penicillin and Terramycin) were to mid-20th Century medicine....