is a possible one out of several competing versions, and that all of these versions "surpass
experience," that is, are based on attitudes that are sentiments and values which cannot be
either supported or refuted scientifically. It follows from these expectations of society that
the physician will act in a manner society defines as "responsible," that is, he will make
essentially protective pronouncements.
Let us assume something true that is false, namely that it has been established
scientifically that the statistical chance of experiencing a "psychotic episode" while under
the influence of marijuana is one in a thousand—or even one in a million. This is, we will
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assume, a fact on which all observers agree. (It is not, of course.) The manner in which the
physician makes his decision, that is, to be "responsible," will lead him to decide that this
is too great a price for society to pay for the luxury of allowing a small freedom, and
therefore marijuana use ought to be prohibited. Someone with a different set of values
would make the decision in a very different way. The civil libertarian would say that the
incidence of danger is sufficiently small to offset the larger threat to society's freedom to
smoke marijuana. Both may agree on the facts, but it is the sentiments, even among the
physicians, that ultimately decide.
The ideas of physicians are "special" in a second sense as well: doctors have been
successful in defining the nature of reality for the rest of society in a vast number of areas.
They have been successful in claiming that they alone are competent to interpret the
reality of marijuana, and that their version of the drug's actions is the only legitimate,
valid, and objective one. They have managed, that is, to establish epistemological
hegemony. Their position enables their special version of the nature of the drug and its use
to be regarded by others as neutral, impartial, and objectively true, and all other versions
to be biased and based on special interest pleading. The physician is seen as transcending
the accidental and irrational prejudices that blind others. In the area of drug use,
physicians are "instant experts," knowledgeable and unbiased.
Since most members of society are not aware of professional and scientific distinctions,
they will make little effort to seek out the word of those physicians who are most qualified
to speak and write on marijuana, that is, those physicians who have actually done studies
themselves, or who have closely read such studies. In fact, it might very well be
disadvantageous to publicize the views of those physicians who are best-informed on the
effects of marijuana, because they will present a more complex view, one which does not
square with official morality. The contrary, in fact, will be true: the public will encourage
those physicians whose views are most hostile to marijuana u Razdan and J Of the 3 normal females, 2 are average and one is outstanding. The outstanding female (mother) was topped
and has 4 colas about 18" long each. These are really packing on the weight now. The secondary budding is
amazing. I pruned all the lower branches and leaves before flowering but this has all grown back now.
Everywhere you look is bud. Even the lower buds that don't get much light are frosted with crystal (not as dense
as the upper bud but I'm sure it will be tasty).
I noticed what seemed to be a male flower on one of the "normal" females and pulled it at 5 weeks. I thought
it was a male flower because it had a stem. I noticed the same thing on the outstanding female but left it. It
turned out to be a female flower "with a stem!". IPO, op. cit., p. 30. (back)
16. Blum et al., op. cit., p. 66. (back)
17. Louis Harris, "Parents Draw the Line at Drug Use," The Philadelphia Inquirer,
March 4, 1968. (back)
18. Hundreds of articles, books, and studies have discussed and tested these
relationships. See Albert K. Cohen and Harold M. Hodges, "Lower-Blue-Collar-Class
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Characteristics," Social Problems 10 (Spring 1963): 303-334; Melvin L. Kohn, Class and
Conformity (Homewood, III.: Dorsey Press, 1969). See also the relevant papers in Rose
Laub Coser ed., Life Cycle and Achievement in America (New York: Harper Torchbooks,
1969), and Alan L. Grey, ed., Class and Personality in Society (New York: Atherton
Press, 1969). (back)
19. AIPO, op. cit., p. 30. (back)
20. American Institute of Public Opinion, Views of College Students on Drug Taking,"
unpublished manuscript (June 1967), and William J. Bowers, "A Study of Campus
Misconduct," unpublished manuscript (Boston: Northeastern University, The Russell B.
Stearns Study, 1968). (back)
21. Columbia Broadcasting System News, Generations A part: A Study of the
Generation Gap, conducted for CBS by Daniel Yankelovitch, Inc., 1969, p. 18. (back)
22. Bowers, op. cit., table 3. (back)
23. CBS, op. cit., p. 82. The question of whether a "no religion" stance influences one's
political orientation, or vice versa, is not relevant at this point. (back)
24. Blum et al., op. cit., p. 66. (back)
25. Richard Brotman, Irving Silverman, and Frederic Suffet, Some Social Correlates of
Student Drug Use," unpublished manuscript (New York Medical College, Division of
Community Mental Health), p. 13. (back)
26. Blum et al., op. cit., pp. 69-70. (back)
27. CBS, op. cit., p. 62. (back)
28. AIPO, op. cit., pp. 9 12, 21, 23, 24,30. (back)
29. For two Marxian analyses of the role of cannabis in the class struggle, see Allen
Krebs, "Hashish, Avant Garde and Rearguard," Streets I, no. 2 (May-June 1965): 17-22,
and B. W. Sigg, Le Cannabism Chronique, Fruit du Sous-developpement et du
Capitalisme (Marrakesch, 1960-Algiers, 1963). An exposition on the latter work, which is
inaccessible (as is the former) may be found in Blum et al., op. cit., pp. 73-76. For another
article which emphasizes the political apathy-producing effects of marijuana see Hunter
Thompson, "The 'Hashbury' is the Capital of the Hippies," The New York Times
Magazine, May 14, 1967, pp. 29, 123, 124. (back)
30. See L. T. Frey, "Memorandum to All Marine Aircraft Group 11 Personnel,"
excerpts printed in Avant Garde, no. 4 (September 1968): p. lo, and Paul G. Rogers,
"Transcript of Panel Discussion, Drug Abuse Control Amendments of 1965," in
International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association, Sixth Annual Conference Report
(Miami Beach, Fla. September 26-October 1, 1965), pp. 20-21. (back)
31. One of the most comprehensive of the many studies exploring this relationship is
Lee Rainwater, "Some Aspe anation for selling.
Every marijuana user is not only a marijuana user, he is invariably also a friend, and his
friends also smoke. There is a positive and linear relation between the amount one smokes
and the percentage of one's friends who also smoke (see Table 10-3).
Percent of Closest Friends Who Are Regular
Daily 4 35 62 26
3 to 6 times weekly 14 36 50 42
1 to 2 times weekly 35 24 41 54
1 to 4 times
42 31 28 36
Less than monthly 72 19 9 43
a Designated as at least once per week.
This would create, therefore, a certain amount of pressure to sell. The more that one
smokes marijuana, the higher the proportion of one's friends who are marijuana smokers;
the higher the proportion of one's friends who are marijuana smokers, the greater is the
probability that they will buy and sell from one another, particularly as their turnover in
supply is so much greater (see Table 10-4).
Selling by Closest Friends Who Are
Regular Marijuana Smokers
"Have you ever sold marijuana?"
Percent saying "yes"
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Percent of One's Friends
Who are Regular
60-100 68 73
30-59 43 56
0-29 21 72
Moreover, not only is a higher proportion of the heavy smoker's friendship network
more likely to smoke, but he is also more likely to have access to information concerning
the availability of periodically appearing quantities of marijuana on the market. He is
more likely to know others who buy and sell and who are higher up in the distribution
ladder. He is more acquainted with the price system, which fluctuates even in the short
run. He knows more about some of the rules and precautions to take to avoid arrest, thefts
"burns" and being short-changed, as well as buying adulterated goods. He can buy and sell
successfully and with confidence. Anyone arriving on the marijuana scene in a completestranger
situation would encounter great difficulty in making a large purchase.
There is a two-way process at work here. On the one hand, one must be implicated in a
web of social relations to be able to purchase the drug. In this sense, friendship patterns
are a necessary condition for selling to take place. But one's friendship network is not
merely a passive requirement for selling and buying; it is also an active force which
insures one's involvement in selling as an activity, since friends who smoke make requests
and demands that often relate to marijuana sales. In addition, selling further implicates one
in social relations that are marijuana-based. By buying and selling, one extends one's
network of acquaintances, almost all of whom are marijuana users. In short, friendships
and sales intersect with one another; they are inseparable elements of a single dimension.
Their relationship with one another must be seen in dialectical terms, rather than simple
A mixture of 1 and 2 was
thus obtained, which was separated by careful chromatography I’m on my second Blueberry crop and first Flo crop. I’m one of the few people that do not like blueberry. Its
strong, and has a unique taste. the plant yields pretty well, and the buds are kid of leafy. Lots of resin on the
joint, sometimes after the first hit. The Flo's have thinner , more sativa like leaves. grows long, Superskunk
looking buds, with lots of purple clusters, they mature very fast and have pretty big buds. I have been pleased
with the growing performance. Now the high... Flo is very strong, lots of resin like blueberry. Unfortunately , one
toke is enough to tell you that this plant is 50% blueberry. Same taste but more intense. There's a peppery
taste in addition. Flo is the better high and plant of the two, and finishes a week or two earlier than Blueberry.
If you like the taste of purple indicas like blueberry you will love Flo. I am partial to the oranges, and sweet
hash tastes. Abbie Hoffman
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Thus in the presence of BF3" Et20 , (-)ods- or (- )-trans-verbenol (5)
condensed with olivetol (6) to give (-)-~6-THC (2) in 44% yield , 88, 5673 (1966); (b) Isr , 6, 493 (1963)
The final conversion of ~6-THC (2) to ~l-THC (1) was achieved by the addition
of gaseous hydrochloric acid to the double bond of 2 to form 10 followed
+ b DF, 3) was isolated during Petrzilka's dehydrochlorination
procedure by Razdan et al
Furans, S Clark, and B The purification
of this material proved to be tedious , 343 (1969) Brine,
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Thus in the presence of BF3" Et20 , (-)ods- or (- )-trans-verbenol (5)
condensed with olivetol (6) to give (-)-~6-THC (2) in 44% yield Prasad and Sukh Dev, Tetrahedron, 32, 1440 (1976) and references cited
therein Ohloff, and A , 62, 2197
(1940) A mixture was obtained
that was tosylated to yield (±)-3S Introduction 187
(- )-li1_3 ,4·trans-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)3 is the main physiologically
active constituent of hashish or charas, which is the resinous exudate from the
female flowers of Cannabis sativa L
8579 (1972); (b) M Mechoulam, J Prasad and Sukh Dev, Tetrahedron, 32, 1440 (1976) and references cited
therein e a 60% ‘Body Stone’ and a 40%‘Head High’. A Sativa
plant that is crossed slightly with an Indica plant will give a 60%
‘Head High’ and a 40% ‘Body Stone’. The 60/40 ratio is most
common but some breeders can change that ratio. When choosing a
seed, check to see if it is pure or if it has a ratio. Most seed sellers will
have this listed along with their seed type. So when we look at some
strains that are crossbreeds we must understand which species the
plants are leaning towards. Along with the cross you can expect that
the plant will look different. Some Sativa plants may be shorter
because of the Indica breeding in them and some Indica plants may be
taller because of the Sativa breeding in them. This is okay though
because later on we will find that as a grower we have control over
how a plant will look and grow. As a grower we can influence height
and plant features. We can also harvest the plant in such a way that we
can produce a different high type. The later you harvest the plant the
more you will help produce a couch-lock effect. Harvesting just before
peak will induce a cerebral high. If you are working with strains that
are for either cerebral or couch-lock highs then you can harvest early
or later and help produce some of these ‘high type’ properties.
Figure 2.2 - This is a wonderful harvest picture by GIYO.
Hopefully with the knowledge you have been given so far you
are equipped to choose a plant that fits your needs in terms of height,
potency and high type. There is no point trying to grow an 8-foot
Sativa Bush indoors if you do not have the space for it. 2 foot Indica
plants outdoors may not survive if other plants compete with it for
light. As a rule we can always shorten the plants lengths through
pruning, but rarely can we double the plants height if the strain's genes
only allow the strain to grow 2 or 3 feet.
Figure 2.3 - A small grow room by Mr.Zog.
HOWTO GET SEEDS
The best way to get seeds is from a friend who has grown a
type of plant that you enjoyed to smoke. This, by far, is the best way
because, (1) You will get the seeds for free and (2) you know what the
high type will be because you have already tasted it.
The next best way is the Internet. The Internet is full of seedbanks
that wish to sell you seeds, but there are a few problems that you
may encounter. The first problem is that some of these seed-banks will
rip you off. The second is that some of these seed-banks do not ship
worldwide. The third is that some of these seed-banks misrepresent
their stock. The fourth is that seeds can be very expensive. Some seedbanks
sell seeds anywhere between (US Dollars = $, UK Sterling = £)
$80/£70 and $300/£290 for 10 - 16 seeds. There are rip-off artists out
there, but then again some of these seeds are worth the money because
the strain is excellent in vigor and production. So how do we choose
our seed-bank and how do we really know what seeds to pick?
CHOOSING A SEED-BA final 2 weeks of this abuse takes its toll on bud production. It's best to keep them well
supported...you'll get a fine yield.
One C99 distinction that helps is the high flower to leaf ratio. When your buds are made up of MOSTLY flowers
and less leaf - that's a BETTER kind of yield."" -Soul"
"“Jack Flash does go a bit long in the flowering, it grows in two types one very Sat/Haze influenced, tall 5'-6' with
huge ""Heads on Sticks"" that dried at over 1 oz. each! there were 5 of them on one lady in a 5 gal pot, she
took about 76 days, but was worth every day. The other type grows very Indica-like, there was one special lady
like this type, that was very fruity with a nice trippy high that gave way to a indica high after the first hour and
the indica-dom. takes about 60 days to flower, also very well worth the wait, several connoisseurs said that it
was amongst the best Indica they had ever smoked, and the taste cured is fantastic. And the strain is very
easy to take care of. It was really nice, and it yields great in both forms. Out of 7-8 different strains grown
Romberry and Jack Flash are definite repeats, as they are both in the Veg closet again. There's really only one
place to get Sensi stock (IMO) but the price is OK considering they give ya 16 beans, in that respect there only
a/b 5$ each. Sorry for the long post but its a favorite and I wanted to give ya my $.02.” - Budm"
“Afoaf has grown and continues to grow Jack Flash, its a great strain, although variable, IMO the variations are
unique and all are quality in there own way. Here's the way the first grow went, 3 ladies were in pots of BCGA's
Super Soil recipe, there were 3 different ladies, one was in a 5 gal pot she was a haze dominated phenotype,
she grew out in a ""heads on stick"" fashion, big huge heads, she was toped once at the 6 node, she grew into 6
big heads, each dried to 20-35 grams she yielded just over 5 oz's, of great tasting wake and bake, uplifting
sativa smoke. Another lady was sort of the runt, she was in a 3 gal pot also pinched at the 6th node, she had
more of a indica phenotype, nice tight colas with red pistils, great smoke very fruity, but yield was bad, at
about 20 grams. The 3rd lady was awesome, also in a 3 gal pot, pinched at the 6th node, she grew the
densest nugs, smelled like lemon, tasted like lemon/hash, and the high was awesome, trippy and thought
provoking, but its best attribute was its wonderful taste, she yielded about 1.5 oz. All said I really like this
strain. The haze influenced lady was crossed with a Posi Big Bud in hopes of bring down its size (5.5') and
flower time 63 days under 80 watts/s.f. of mixed spectrum light.” -Budm"
“This is a really good plant. it finished at 50 days has a lemon taste/ with a peppery aftertaste. High is UP with
no sleepiness. I was afraid that it would be too similar to my Cinderellas due to their background, but the Jack
Flash is very different in taste and high. jack flash is lemo This plant is especially developed for Skunk lovers. Crossed of best Skunks to their Afghani ancestors. Brush
against this plant and the room becomes immediately filled with powerful Skunk aroma. Despite the smell a
very pleasant high with a little more body to it than the Skunk #1. One of the winners of the 1990 High Times
Harvest Festival where it clearly defeated Skunk #1.