jso2897: ZAZ: That's the risk of pretending medical marijuana is about medical marijuana. Somebody might take you at your word and produce medical marijuana.Whatever it takes to get asshole busybodies to mind their own business, and shut the f**k up.
Random Anonymous Blackmail: You don't have to smoke it to feel the effects....I present to youNow that's a safe alternative.
Real Women Drink Akvavit: Thanks for the encouragement, btw. The negativity in the form of "you're screwed" from others is sometimes even worse than the "nobody knows what's wrong, so you're wrong, there's nothing wrong" thing from too many doctors.
McDougal: Growing vegetables for food is a little different than growing things as a drug to treat disease. I prefer to have an expected potency if I needed a pharmaceutical intervention to treat a potential disorder, something that would be impossible if you are growing stuff on your own./but smoke 'em if you have 'em
hermitage_deux: 99% of medicines come from plants.Pharma industries turn these into pills to hide the source of the medicine, and therby profit.
adamatari: They can try to sell it all day, but legal weed will obliterate their business.
if_i_really_have_to: adamatari: They can try to sell it all day, but legal weed will obliterate their business.Not so sure about that.I mean I've met the people around me who grow and sell weed. Not the world's biggest winners. Generally speaking they're dimwits with issues at their most harmless, and violent criminals at the most harmful. If I needed weed for medical purposes I sure wouldn't entrust my health to that bunch of munters and sociopaths.The majority of the profit margin in weed is its illegality. If weed goes legal I don't see a bunch of respectable small businessmen setting up shop - they'd be lucky to scrape a profit. If they survived the menaces of the established gangs whose trade they would be stepping on (go on, you call the cops on Black Power or the Mongrel Mob, see how that works out for you).And if weed goes commercial I'm not going to trust the equivalent of the guys who make mainstream pisswater beer either. Can you imagine the strength and quality of the weed the corporations would be selling?When medical marijuana goes mainstream then there will absolutely certainly be a market for marijuana in whatever form that has a reliable, consistent, known strength/effect. When you're suffering from chronic intractable pain you don't really just want to buy a tinny from the guy across the road and hope that it'll be okay.
nekom: Not that I disagree with the point about corporate profits, but wouldn't a pill containing the same chemical that helps certain conditions (be that THC, CBD or whathaveyou) be a safer alternative? I mean, let's not live in fantasy land here, smoking anything IS unhealthy.
give me doughnuts: lennavan: give me doughnuts: lennavan: I have a mini blood orange tree in my basement. I haven't figured out how to pollinate it yet though, dammit.Either set it outside when it blooms, or use a small paintbrush or Q-Tip to transfer pollen between the blooms.Yeah I tried those, I guess I didn't really have the patience for the Q-Tip thing. You have to do it for like a dozen or more different flowers every day. I'm just waiting for the weather to warm up and I'll put it back outside.I'm not really familiar with the mini or dwarf fruit trees. My brain keeps picturing a bonsai orange tree that a former boss of mine had. he's do the Q-tip thing on a half-dozen blooms, and pluck the rest off. He's usually end up with one or two huge oranges on this tiny little tree. Surreal.
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