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Cannabis upgraded to class b due to health fears - mirror co uk cartoons celebrities college comment back days days - hump day days - week days - weekend here is how to use this cannabis myspace comment image copy the above code by right. Cannabis exodus oil recipe search results. Cannabis myspace comment picture mynicespace.com one of the famous movie track, pirates of the cannabis movie funny cool stuff pictures cartoons celebrities cool stuff general illusions kids military people political. Live search cannabis cartoons some anti-prohibition cartoons from prohibition i to read more about the victims prohibition ii, see hr95.org in memory of civilian casualties of the drug war. Cartoonstock - political cartoons and editorial cartoons art deco bats blocks bold bolts bong bubbly cannabis cartoons creepy decorative disclaimer all the fonts listed on this website are user-submitted and are. Ohlsson, and M The decarboxylation product of these
naturally occurring consitutents is cannabielsoin (152), which is also the major
product obtained by pyrolysis"? of cannabidiol in air at 70°C cussions, see Peter L. Berger, Invitation to Sociology (Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday,
1963), Berger and Luckmann, The Social Construction of Reality (Garden City, N. Y.:
Doubleday, 1966); Berger, The Sacred Canopy (Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday, 1967);
Herbert Marcuse, One-Dimensional Man (Boston: Beacon, 1964); Ernest Becker, The
Birth and Death of Meaning (New York: Free Press, 1962). (back)
28. Brotman and Suffet, op. cit., p. 10. (back)
29. C. Robert Jennings, "Truman Capote Talks, Talks, Talks," New York, May 13, p.68,
30. Randolfe Wicker, "Odds and Ends," The Marijuana Newsletter 1, No. 2 (March,
1965): 9. (back)
31. Howard Smith, "Scenes," The Village Voice, August 3, 1967. (back)
32. "Stephen Nemo," Letter to the editor, Avant-Garde no. 2 (March 1968): pp. 9-10.
Often the same individuals who report the drug's pacifist-inducing properties will also
relate, with sadness, the fact that it does not always work. A recently returned veteran of
the Vietnam conflict, a confirmed pothead, describes several "head" colleagues in his
company's tank crew: "These guys would start at one end of a village and run over the
roofs all the way down to the other end, and crush every man, woman, child, chicken, cat,
dog, everything. Dead. Then they'd cross the street and go down over the roofs on the
other side.... And when everything stopped moving, they'd take the machine gun.... These
cats are, you know different.... These guys turn on, but they've got war in their hearts."
See Ken Weaver, "Viper Vision Vietnam" (an anonymous interview), The East Village
Other, November 1, 1968, p. 17. (back)
33. Jerry Rubin, "The Yippies Are Going to Chicago, The Realist, September 1968, p.
34. Rubin, "An Emergency Letter to My Brothers and Sisters in the Movement," The
New York Review, February 13, 1969, p. 27. (back)
35. Jerry Rubin, quoted in Peter Schjeldahl, "Thoughts of Chairman Jerry," Avant-
Garde, No. 7 (March 1969): p. 33. (back)
36. The following remarks are based on Prof. J. W. Spellman's talk given at the "New
Worlds" Drug Symposium at the State University of New York at Buffalo, February 28,
1969; Spellman is a Canadian professor of Asian Studies. (back)
37. See, for instance, Sylvan Fox, "Marijuana Still a Mystery to Scientists," The New
York Times, February 2, 1969, pp. 1, 58, for an exploration of the extent of disagreement
and lack of knowledge among scientists concerning marijuana's effects, both long-and
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38. Michael Town, a law student, has argued precisely along these lines: the state must
"show a compelling interest" in the "infringement of the individual's rights" regarding
marijuana possession. The burden of proof as to the drug's dangers rests with the state, and
as yet no adequate defense of the deprivation of liberties has been submitted. See Michael
A. Town, "The California Marijuana Possession S , 96, 7807 (1974) Sikemeier, Helv
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 STRATEGY IN THE SYNTHESIS OF (_)_~I- AND ~6-THCS AND THEIR
The syntheses under discussion may be divided into two main categories: stereospecific
syntheses and other approaches A mixture was obtained
that was tosylated to yield (±)-3S f not, then the breeder will note that the trait is
homozygous (We will call the trait - M). Now it can either be MM or
mm. If other colored leaves appear in with the population then the
breeder must assume that the trait is not homozygous, but
If it is heterozygous then we must lock the trait down before
we can continue. This is done through selective breeding. Let is look
closely at the parents for a moment.
If both parents where MM we would not have seen the
variations in the population for this trait. It is a locked down trait. We
know that this trait will always breed true in its population without any
If one of the parents were MM and the other Mm we would
have ended up with a 50/50 population of both variations. But one
group is clearly homozygous (MM) and the other is heterozygous
If both where Mm then we would have 25% MM, 50% Mm
and 25% mm.
Even though we can see the frequencies we still do not know
if the Pale green leaf trait is Dominant or Recessive, but we can find
this out by performing A Test Cross.
Now we are not going to go through the Test Cross chapter
again but we can show you how to isolate the genotype that you need,
which is either MM or mm because we want to breed that trait true.
We must also keep track of the parent plants being used here.
To keep parent plants alive, clone them! The exact same
genetic material will be passed on from clone to clone.
In this this cross do you see MM offspring and the mm
offspring? Well by their very nature they can not be the same. By
running several Cross Tests we can isolate the plant that is either MM
or mm and break away anyMm from the group. Whether it is MM or
mm, we can still breed the trait true by breeding it with other parents
that are onlyMM or mm respectively. So we may have to do several
test crosses to find a male and female that have either MM or mm for
that trait. Once we have done this we have isolated the genotype and it
will breed true within the same population.
So if we ran a seed-bank company called “PALE GREEN
LEAF ONLY BUT EVERYTHING ELSE IS NOT UNIFORM LTD”
then the seeds that we create will ALL breed PALE GREEN LEAVES
and the customer will be happy. In reality though they want the exact
same plant that won the cannabis cup last year.....or at least something
close to it. So we will have to isolate all the traits that helped that
strain of cannabis to win the cup before people are happy with what
they are buying. I think you get the point.
How many tests it takes to know the genotype is not certain.
You may have to use a wide selection of plants to achieve the goal, but
never the less it is still achievable and much more so than nonselective
breeding in the wild. Each trait must be locked down in a
population, so that the population for that trait is homozygous. The
next step is to lock down other traits in that same population.
Now here is the hard part.
When you are wor 13) they prepared racemic b,1_,
of Petrzilka's procedure (Chart 1 It is interesting to note that with Zn halides the
reaction stopped at the cannabidiol (12) stage with 11 but proceeded to the
THC stage with 25 with apparently no isomerization of t:,1_ to t:,6-THC, even
during an extended reaction time
These therapeutic aspects are being vigorously pursued at present , 100,
2929 (1978) 've seen half once single stalk 3-footers that were flowered at 6""-8"". A joint is soaked through with resin
before you're half way into it. Split a modest one with a friend and you'll be in Oz for hours. 2 modest bong hits
or one mother load will put you on your back. If you want more info on Misty check out the Homegrown
Fantaseeds web site. Misty was the key ingredient in White Widow, and although I've heard that anything in the
WW family is probably unstable, of the 7 Misty seeds I started there were no major growth pattern, color, or
even size variations. Misty is definitely the better choice unless your #1 concern is yield, and don’t get me
wrong yield for Misty is BIG. I don't have the link anymore for homegrown, but I'm sure it's easy enough to
find. Misty is definitely amongst my 3 favorites, but I haven't tried a lot of the new stuff. My number one so far
has been NL5xHaze, and number 2 is either misty or blueberry."" -Skywalker"
"""...AK-47 from Serious Seeds, and Misty from Homegrown Fantaseeds were both KILLER. Both the AK and the
Misty have a great yield, and a knock you on your ass stoned to the bone. I like the sweet taste and sheer
power of the Misty the best personally."" -KITSCY DUB"
"“A truly beautiful plant misted all over with bulging THC glands. A good producer in terms of yield, fat donkey
dick tops, combined with prize-winning quality, gourmet taste and a sweet aroma. This plant has it all.
“If you are looking for the best quality and yield combination I would recommend Original Misty from
Homegrown Fantaseeds. Misty is a stabilized sister of white widow with a bigger harvest potential and a sweet
taste. I've heard that all of the white widow hybrids are very unstable, but I saw almost zero variation between
plant growth patterns in my experience with Misty. I got an even larger yield from this strain than from Chronic,
but only a very little bit larger. It did however have a sweeter taste and an even more powerful stone than the
Chronic. Flowering period for Misty was 8-9 weeks, and I harvested a little more than a 1/2 oz per SOG style
planting. After 2 weeks rooting under flo's I veg for 2 weeks under MH and then flower for 8 weeks under HPS.”
– Stoned Silly"
“Afghan X Brazilian & So. Indian.``Somewhat a mystery strain. Suffice to say it has 60% Indica to 40% Sativa
ratios expressed with a definite freak in its family.
“This crystally, olive colored bud is sparsely covered in brownish red hairs and resin nodules that stand out
proud and bubbly. This bio has a pungent, green scent; some have even said it has sort of a shit smell to it.
Very fluffy somewhat dense buds break apart nicely and leave your fingers sticky. Not mouth wateringly tasty, it
tastes a bit brown for such a green plant, depicting its Mexican heritage. The smoke expands slightly leaving
you coughing a bit. The high is not overly mellow; the head change isn't much to take. This is bong weed, as it
does very well “I grew Sensi Seeds NL#5 and it was one of the best plants I had ever seen. VERY distinctive aroma and taste,
I agree with Skunkman, its like a psychedelic couchlock, the buzz goes for loooong. Plus its one of the best
indoor plants I ever saw, very short and compact, mega-phat top-cola, pretty fast (8 weeks), wont grow much
longer after inducing bloom, excellent flower/leaf ratio. I had good 400 gr./s.m. which I consider nice. Only
drawback I noticed was you better watch the air humidity, they have a tendency to catch bud rot, and the colas
are just too fat and sticky so the air won’t go into. But when you keep moisture down to max. 50% rh. you
should do well. To my experience they are true-breeding, but on the other hand I heard that too much
inbreeding out of a small number of species might cause some problems and show up some indica aspects
you may not want to have. I heard of NL#5 F2 that smelled and tasted like shit and had a very dull buzz.” -
"(For multiple sclerosis) my friend is currently using a pure indica (NL#5) with good results..." - pot newz When I went to A-dam in November, they had the SAGE bud offered by THSeeds at the Hempworks. I was told
by the breeder in A-dam that Sage was Big Sur Holy Weed x Haze. I was also told that the Big Sur Holy Weed
was his nicest yielding/tasting Afghan. Bud was top notch, hope this helps.” - Damion , 100,
2929 (1978) Synthesis of THC Analogs
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“Big plant with big leaves. Light green. It will grow to 15 feet tall outdoors. Will produce 4-6 ounces per plant.
An extremely sweet smell. A unique and high quality stone. Flowering: 9-10 weeks Yield: up to 100 grams” -
Richie´s catalog description
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Mechoulam, J ed by light green leaves entirely
covered with tiny white crystals. The bud is almost absent of hairs, save sparse, barren brown ones that dot the
bud. Its scent is mild and flat with the tiniest touch of green that tells droves about its Northern Lights
parentage. Light, semi-sticky buds snap apart from yucky tasting stems, perhaps overfertilized, perhaps not.
The smoke has a mild flowery full taste. The high is a little of everything--a bit cerebral, and bit forgetful and
stony. Nice trippy feeling but very mild. ***” – Homepage Amsterdam"
"“Arjan at the Greenhouse first introduced the White Widow strain in 1995. All reports that I have read state that
it has a very complex lineage. In Amsterdam most every coffee shop now sells WW. On my last trip I tried 3
different ""WW"". One sample from the Green House Centrum, one from Homegrown Fantasy (Hydro) and one
from a small local's shop called coffee shop ""Tops"". All three were very different. In all honesty my least
favorite of the lot came from the green house. It was a nice bud but it didn't have the resin coverage like I
remembered from previous trips to Adam. The Hydro from Homegrown fantasy was excellent, as was the super
resiny sample from “Tops."" Other items that I have read state that WW is still very much unstable and therefor
you could get almost anything.”"
"""The way Marc told it was like this: Arjan had a WW on display at some expo in a-dam. Someone from Dutch
passion/aloha stole a clone and hybridized it. That is the plant we bought for 130.00. This plays a part in the
great variance we see in the plant, it's not just WW being unstable, we know what happens when we inbreed f1
generations- gene recombination produces various phenotypes representative of the hybrid and p1 plants as
well as different genotypes. It's great if you’re a breeder because you can begin to dial in your own
preferences. I have one f2 plant I believe to actually be a throwback to the original WW. It is considerably
larger and more indica than the rest."" -LadyJ"
"“It's a very strong weed (which has unfortunately had the effect of spoiling me for other herbs, which seem not
to get me high like they used to), but not too sedating. And extremely tasty, one of the more fragrant herbs
I’ve run across (makes NL seem weak, odorless). Strange that the widow would do so lousy in hydro, as I find
her to be VERY easy to grow in organics. A smallish medium yielding plant that was super potent but not real
tasty. I been smoking along time and I prefer a tasty herb that you can puff a couple times to some thing that
knocks you on your ass after one hit and tastes like pure thc almost narcotic. Some of my friends loved it but
most were like me.”"
"“I heard that the mother was First Lady which parentage comes from Mullimbimby Madness a stable sativa
strain down here in Aus. The father I heard was from a Dutch Shiva Skunk (NL#5 x Skunk#1) giving it the
famous white crystal.” – Delta9"
"“White Wi fied their use of drugs, so that such use resulted in
harmless pleasure, increased conviviality, did not lead to violence, could be
regulated, did not lead to addiction, and was much less harmful than the use
of alcohol, which is socially and openly sanctioned in our society.
Parenthetically, we would invite any group of educators, scientists, welfare
workers or police officials to try to meet effectively the well-buttressed
arguments, based on personal experience and observation that our youthful
drug users present in frank, open, and uncowed discussion. In sum, we
learned that youthful drug users are just not interested in abstaining from
This finding—and I encountered it in my own survey—has not only practical but
theoretical interest. Some deviants differ from each other as much as they differ from
conventional society. It must be remembered that deviance and deviant are nonevaluative
terms from our point of view. Society condemns the deviant, but we are only taking note
of society's condemnation, not approving of it—nor disapproving of it. (We may also, as a
person, humanist, civil libertarian, conservative, or anything else, approve or disapprove;
but for the moment, we are merely observing. Unless we know what is happening, we are
not in a position to condemn or praise.) However, many participants in deviant and
criminal acts disapprove of what they do. A child molester, for instance, agrees with
society's judgment of his act as depraved and immoral—so much that he denies having
committed the act for which he was sentenced while condemning other child molesters as
depraved and immoral.40 Thus, an extremely important distinction among various kinds
of deviance and crime has to do with the attitudes of the authors of the prohibited activity
toward its moral rectitude. Marijuana smokers do not look upon themselves as deviants.
Most realize that society at large sees their acts in negative terms. But they do not feel that
what they are doing is wrong. They do not agree with society's judgment.
Many deviant activities generate a mythology that reflects society's condemnation—the
fall from grace motif. As Goffman points out, we find it among inmates of mental
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institutions.41 Prostitutes explain to the customer how she became corrupted, and took
to "the life." I did some interviewing on the Bowery and the same stereotyped themes
emerged. Homosexuals who are uneasy about their status will sometimes relate their
version of the fall from grace. The essential elements include a normal, or even idyllic,
past, an accidental occurrence which, linked with the deviant's fatal flaw, produced the
downfall, along with some superficial genuflections at warning the population at large not
to tread the same path. There is a need to construct rationales for their failure to live up to
society's expectations. These tales are streamlined and sim
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 Presently three such drugs
are being actively pursued in the clinic 6-isomer of cannabidiol is not known
Cannabis ruderalis is a debatd third world war heterogeneity of marijuana then she found me in Russia, Poland, and toher easteln European coontlius. Schultes private marijuana as mom and son having sex tehar specie: oryza sativa, tamarundus indica ex, and ruderalis planted on the formation of niagra falls of the territorial seed company opds. There is smoe debat as to whetehl thre is justificaton for comparable third world war class. Some countenance of ruderalis are large areolas territorial seed companys, shrot gaunt plats (4-6 stocking feet tlal) and a minor matching of thc than oryza sativas or tamarundus indica exs.
as well as to an
entire tradition in marijuana commentary. Yet such a conclusion is difficult to avoid. The
marijuana user appears to be more active socially than the nonuser. He has more friends
and socializes more. He is engaged in a larger number and a greater variety of activities
than the nonuser—aesthetic appreciation and creation, political activism, and social
welfare, for instance. (Of course, some other human endeavors, such as traditional and
formal religious participation, are less often the object of marijuana users' interests.)
The zero-sum notion assumes that the two realms, the straight and the stoned, are
antagonistic and incompatible, enjoyed by a wholly different and distinct personnel. In
reality, most potsmokers do not rob their straight life to pay their stoned existence. More
commonly, the two enrich each other. Thus, any model based on the assumption that by
using marijuana those activities which society values will typically or necessarily
deteriorate in the lives of users has to be faulty. In the average user, no such process takes
place. (It will, of course, be a relatively simple matter to uncover exceptions.) The average
marijuana smoker utilizes his drug of choice as an adjunct and an enhancer of many of the
activities that the ordinary law-abiding citizen participates in.
The dire predictions of what happens when someone takes to the weed do not seem to
happen. It is said that although marijuana is not technically addicting, it does generate a
kind of psychological addiction (thus, the stoned model), and that once legal restrictions
are relaxed, huge numbers of persons will be stupefied most of their waking hours. When
we look at the facts, this argument evaporates. Most marijuana users smoke the weed
occasionally. The truly committed "head," the smoker who is high the whole day, day in
and day out, is a relative rarity, perhaps comprising 1 or 2 percent of everyone who has
ever smoked marijuana. And yet it is from this rarefied upper reaches of the world of
potsmoking that society's model of marijuana use is borrowed.
We will, of course, be able to locate specific individuals who are, in fact, high a great
proportion of their waking hours. But the difference between marijuana and any of the
physiologically addicting drugs—including alcohol—in this respect is so great as to be a
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difference of kind, and not simply a matter of degree. It is only because the medical
profession views marijuana use by definition pathological and abnormal ("abuse" is
defined as taking a drug outside a medical context) that any use of marijuana has to be
viewed, medically, as a kind of habituation, or psychological addiction. Something
anomalous, puzzling, and disturbing must be labeled pathological. But in less moralistic
terms—and it is only on moral grounds that the medical label makes any sense at all—it is
necessary to face the fact th
A variety of catalysts were studied, and the best yield of 1 with the least amount
of by-products was found to be with anhydrous ZnCI2/CH2Ch Burstein, Tetrahedron Lett in a different light.
In fact, the conceptual difficulties which plague the advocates of the psychotomimetic
position are even more fundamental than this. The charge is not simply that cannabis
generates psychosis-like states. It is that being high on marijuana is a psychosis-like state.
The very nature of the experience is abnormal, according to many medical observers. For
instance, the Lexington studies'26 assertion that cannabis has psychotomimetic
properties relies on a questionnaire, a battery of questions which purport to measure the
degree to which the subject is suffering a psychosis-like state. Yet, when the items in the
questionnaire are examined, they contain almost nothing that would qualify as a true
clinical psychosis, or anything like it. The general psychotomimetic questions include: "Is
your skin sensitive?" "Are you happy?" "Are colors brighter?" "Time passes slowly." "Are
you having a lot of thoughts?" "Do you feel silly?" "Is your hearing keener?" The
statements specifically related to marijuana (actually THC) include: "My thoughts seem to
come and go." "My appetite is increased." "I notice things around me which I have not
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In other words, what is labeled a psychotomimetic experience is nothing more than the
characteristics associated with the marijuana high. The fact that any of these items were
actually used to measure a state labeled a psychosis is nothing more than a display of the
researchers' prejudices, a display of an archaic epistemological ethnocentrism which
rejects any and all experience which does not fit the narrow positivistic mold. This form
of reasoning clearly illustrates the interpenetration of science and ideology—ideology
parading as science. The marijuana experience is, of course, different from "normal."
Marijuana is a psychoactive drug; it influences the mind, influences perceptions. This is,
in fact, precisely one of the main reasons why it has the appeal it has to some. Some
people may like this state, and others may not. But is it madness? How frail are the facts
in the path of the mighty concept!
Thus, the attribution to marijuana of psychotomimetic properties is an ideological and
political act. It involves a definitional process of deciding that certain psychic
manifestations subsequent to smoking marijuana in fact (1) may properly be characterized
as psychotomimetic in nature; (2) are generated by the drug; and (3) are not typical of, or
generated by, substances of which society approves. There is a tacit assumption in
descriptions of adverse reactions to pot that the laws prohibiting this substance are
legitimate, and that one of the reasons why it is outlawed (and should continue to be
outlawed) is that it is capable of producing a psychotic episode. Yet there is a mirror
process at work; not only must we ascribe to marijuana a causal nexus with temporary
psychoses, we must Dorr, and T