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.”
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)