Cannabis link-bomb

Cannabis

[Work-in-progress]

“Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man..”   and   “In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume.”
** The 2 pieces of legislation for hemp and medical cannabis (Industrial Hemp Farm Act & C.A.R.E.R.S.)
** Electoral Reform Act needed to end the “two party tyranny” and enable more American voices/diversity of American voices.
Top links to circulate
1. Nature.com study: Cannabis 114 times safer than alcohol and nearly 10x safer than nicotine
2. Documentary: Prescribed Grass 
3. TedTalk (19min) on medical Cannabis used to “cure” kids with Epilepsy – link (There’s also a slide showing part of a 1949 telegram from the US Federal government about Cannabis being a “cure” for Epilepsy)
4. Documentary: The Scientist  
5. Mini-Doc (15min)Leaf 
6. Sanjay Gupta (CNN-fame) “Weed” series – one  | two  | three (shows the “line between life & law”)
7. Doug Fine, author of Hemp Bound  discusses his numerous findings from traveling all over the world  visiting hemp farms and talking with people dealing with industrial hemp. 
8. Documentary: Bringing It Home: Industrial Hemp and a Greener Future (not free, unfortunately. torrents ). Also, efforts to legalize hemp growing –> VoteHemp.com 
Hemp
(some hemp products such as paper and clothing are in the Products section)
(Issue not discussed enough = cotton/agriculture subsidies)
Language
(History & opinion)
  • “Marijuana” or “Marihuana” history – early 1900’s, foreign sounding word used by people in the Federal government who were obviously anti-Cannabis. Why use this word when it’s the word preferred by anti-Cannabis activists who use deadly force if they feel it necessary?
  • “Weed” is generally used in a negative context – wikipedia 
  • “Pot” is more neutral but simplistic and used to identify plant soil containers.
Links to sort
Science
Business
History
Law
Health/Medical
Books:
  • (audio & text) Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari (an incredible book that obviously goes far beyond cannabis) – official site  | torrents 
  • The Emperor Wears No Clothes by Jack Herer – PDF  |  torrents  |  online text version  (Highly recommend buying the print version since it’s loaded with great illustrations)
  • Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution by Doug Fine – torrents (Doug Fine books: Too High to Fail, Hemp Bound, and others – link )
  • Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuanatorrents 
  • Smoke Signals – A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational and Scientific – torrent
  • The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness by Steve DeAngelo – torrent 
  • Marijuana: Gateway to Health by Clint Werner – torrents 
  • Marijuana Horticulture – The Indoor & Outdoor Medical Growers Bible  by Jorge Cervantestorrrents 
  • The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis (many contributors) – torrents 
  • Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana  – torrents (OK, not great)
  • The Hempcrete Book: Designing and Building with Hemp Lime by William Stanwix and Alex Sparrow – torrents 
  • The Gospel of Hemptorrents  (free at Amazon, too)
  • The Cannabis Health Index by Uwe Blesching – official site 
Documentaries
Talks/Videos
Info resources
Growing
Products
Technology
Politics
Casualties of the “Drug War”
  • Much more will be added
  • After requesting police protection, a motorcycle mechanic was murdered by Tampa SWAT team before finding 0.2 grams of cannabis ($2 worth) in his house – Tampa Bay Times
Events
(also see the Business section)
Misc.
Graphics/media
Legal chemicals that have led to death
 (work-in-progress)