This plant suffered from shading of taller plants but did OK considering. It was kept mainly for how well it did
through the shading since curiosity was peaked by its performance. This plant got thrown into the mix by
accident and wasn’t smoked by anyone that knew they were smoking it. It’s a mystery plant until grown from
This bad boy girl grew a fat top bud and may have been the heaviest of the three if it didn’t suffer from
some overcrowding vs. the top producer. This bad girl also had the heaviest covering of resin. This has
potential to be a producer except for the long flower period, which would need to be dealt with if you’re into
"Note: All of the plants were harvested in approximately 10 weeks but it could have been done earlier and
probably should have been. So just figure a 9 weeker for now.
5- Yep this is the braided one and this is what was meant. The plant was trained so that the main stem was
horizontal. Looking at the big bud from eye level gave you a city skyline look with the buds, which look like
braided hair with the big calyxes. This plant also had a nice covering of resin and was the stronger of the 2 that
were smoked. It was also the heaviest plant. The one possible problem with this plant is that it did show a
male flower or two early in flowering but that was it. An eye was kept on it and it didn’t show another sign of
male flowers until a few days before harvest. The late start of a male flower or two could very well have been
due to leaving them to flower too long before chopping day."
"Aroma: An earthy spicy thing with a skunk background. Not overpowering would probably require attention when
Buzz Above average. NL x Shiva hates this plant in this neck of the woods and for good reason. Mazar is an up
and comer that could become the next couch lock champ when it’s old enough to compete. Its that good now.
This was stoner weed period but...
It was harvested much too late which could have caused this type of buzz. There seemed to be an edge to the
buzz lurking so we shall see. If it wasn’t because of the late harvest there will be some KOs when others get to
smoke this chit.
Taste Distorted by feeding. It had a spicy taste to it that isn’t bad and could be a good one when given the
right feeding schedule.
Yield Slightly above average with 5 better than that.
Comments: This is looking like one of those plants no one likes to smoke because it ends their day. It’s
surprising that it took as long to finish with this strain, we’ll see what happens from clone. Buzz will probably
improve with age and better growing conditions.
Curiosity is peaked about the type of buzz that will be had when the plant is harvested on time. Except for 5
shading was a problem for this strain so yield is really up in the smoke right now. All and all so far so good
since the buzz is making up for the long flower time."" – Flick"
"“I've grown Hindu Kush 3 times and it's a beautiful but ext
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acid (150) by a novel photooxidative cyclization process (Chart 2 their disposal: informants, undercover agents, and patrol. The most common type of
informant, in spite of frequent police denials, is the "arrestee informant." They cooperate
with the police because they have themselves been arrested and promised lenience if they
supply the names of marijuana violators known to them, usually their own dealers. The
more names, and the bigger the names given to the police, the more lenient the police are.
However, since most sellers known to the average marijuana user are probably his friends,
this procedure is likely to bring conflicting pressures to bear on the suspect. It is not
unknown for the informant to select the names not on the basis of the volume of sales,
which is what the police are interested in, but on the basis of his attitude toward the person
he is about to incriminate. The list of names often reaches down the distribution ladder,
rather than up.
The use of the undercover agent is designed to allow the police to observe a criminal
scene from inside. The agent poses as a user, seller, artist, poet, or student, and takes part
in marijuana use and selling transactions himself. Often the agent will attempt to purchase
progressively larger amounts from progressively bigger dealers to reach and eradicate the
source, in which case, he will often ignore the petty dealers.
Another procedure is simply to arrest anyone on whom incriminating evidence has been
gathered, as occurred with the Stony Brook arrests of 1968 and 1969. The agent will
frequently use the technique of entrapment—i.e., request a purchase or sale himself, thus
"creating" the crime de novo, although it is illegal. Often, instead of trying to make a case
for selling, an extremely difficult proposition involving solid evidence, the agent will
collect names on whom "probable cause" will be exercised—that is, their premises will be
searched on the presumption that a quantity of marijuana will be found.
Actually, although these two methods, the use of informants and undercover agents, are
dramatic and infamous in marijuana storytelling lore, they result in a small minority of
arrests. A 100-page monograph published in the UCLA Law Review in 1968, based on
1966 data, attempted a complete exploration of marijuana arrests, carrying the cases down
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to their complete post-arrest disposition.10 I will rely heavily on this report, which I will
call the Los Angeles study, in the following exposition. Much valuable information, not
available anywhere else, is presented in this document. For instance, the Los Angeles
study revealed that very few marijuana arrests are the result of preplanned strategy on the
part of the police. In the sample of arrestees in the study, only 3 percent of the adult
arrestees and 7 percent of the juveniles were the work of undercover agents, while 23
percent and 15 percent of the adult and juvenile arrests, respectively, resu ir stance
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 See, for example, L An upgrade of the former variety Skunk/Indica. With 100% Skunk seeds, it’s not possible to grow fully mature
outdoor plants because the seeds were selected for growing under artificial lights and greenhouse. Skunk was
crossed with an early Indica, to let it mature sooner and to make the plant stronger for outdoor conditions.
This is the F1 generation. It has come out as a very nice strain.
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Following the same sequence of reactions the unnatural (+)-ll6_THC and
(+)-lll_THC were similarly prepared from (+)-verbeno1 Those of you that are growing the BlueWidow are growing a very good strain short nodes thick dark green
leaves in fact its very short I have a mother that’s 31 and hasn't got much taller than that when u flower her its
a bombshell thick dense ROCK SOLID buds covered in so much glands it almost hurts the eyes to look at it
and a strong smell that hurts the nose a bit its sweet hashy berry taste that explodes the lungs VERY STRONG.
IMO better than pure blueberry. You will fall in love with this hybrid very short, good side branching buds will
form in thick rock solid clusters and have sooo much resin everywhere in between small thick leaves has a
smell that tingles the nose a sweet berry taste that goes BOOM in your lungs:). I tried some leaf from it 10
days into 12/12,and I must say very impressive. I always sample a little female leaf after sexing the plants. I
have tried leaf from MCW, nc#5,nc#3,REW and the BlueWidow is in a class of its own. can’t wait to try the
finished product. I have finished some of the BW. It's gonna be a keeper for our purposes. I too have noticed
this strange growth pattern described below. My partner kept saying " the plants don’t have any center stalks,
then they grow another node!” I wondered if he was nuts at first (he is, but that’s beside the point), but he
described it to a tee. Thanks for the insight and education Bang! The plants are uniform and almost as wide as
they are tall. They all possess the unmistakable blue hue to the tops and a flavor and aroma that leaves me
wanting more. It isn’t the most powerful stone we have, but the flavor more than makes up for that. This one was the highest of the yielders and came in third in buzz with the plants that were killed off. Not a
distant third just third. The plant matured in approximately 8 weeks. This ma actually has production potential
based on what has been seen so far.
This baby was the lowest of the yielders but came in a strong second in buzz. It also finished in
approximately 8 weeks.
This was the rebel of the bunch. Difference in growth weren’t that noticeable during veg but this plant
showed its colors during flowering. The others had bud formation up and down the stem while this one grew
chunky buds at every node. This made for a longer manicure but it was worth it since this plant has the best
buzz at this time by a noticeable margin. It’s probably the best weed in the stable right now even while still a
pup. This was an 8 to 9 week baby. It’s at the very least good enough for a head to head with the current
champs Top 44 and NxS right now. Some of these are depicted by the general
formula 189,191, and 192 and have been reviewed in detail by Mechoulam3b,c
and Pars et al it tends to reduce desire and to dull the sexual areas. Norman Taylor, a
botanist, writes, "As to being a sex-excitant, marijuana appears to be just the
opposite."18 Constantinos Miras, a Greek pharmacologist and one of the drug's severest
critics, disclosed to a seminar at the UCLA Department of Pharmacology that marijuana
actually impairs sexuality, and when administered to rats, their rate of "reproductive
activity" declined go percent.19 If, physiologically, marijuana is neutral—or even
negative—to sexuality, why are so many people sexually turned on by it? Why, after
smoking the faddish banana, don't its users descend from a trial high to discover that it is
neutral to sex desire and enjoyment?
Consider the mythology. Its use has traditionally been associated with the dramatic loss
of sexual inhibition, and with what were thought to be the inevitable consequences:
depravity, degradation, shame. Marijuana, according to an historic description, completely
inflames the erotic impulses and leads to revolting sex crimes. For years, propaganda from
the press assisted the Federal Bureau of Narcotics' campaign to nurture an evil image. An
account written in the 1930s chronicles the degradation of a young girl lured into
Her will power dropped away from her like a rent garment, leaving her a
tractable, pliant creature, as exposed to chance suggestion as if her soul had
been naked to the wind.20
The unfortunate girl so discarded her inhibitions that she accepted proposals from
strangers. When she came to her senses, she was so mortified that she committed suicide.
The sex-loaded invectives of the antimarijuana campaign may have been a tactical
blunder. They seem to have attracted more recruits than they discouraged. Sociologists
and psychologists stress the power of mood, expectation, social conditioning, setting, and
myth in shaping the nature of the drug experience. And our mood, expectations, social
conditioning, setting and myths have long associated marijuana with sex. We have learned
to associate it with sensuousness and carnality, with hedonism and physical gratification.
And so it stimulates those very reactions which are called debauchery by its critics and
rapture by its adherents.
The human, unlike the caged rat, has a broad latitude in shaping the nature of his
environment, even of his own body chemistry. Man's somatic responses are often
influenced more by what he thinks than by biological and chemical imperatives; in fact, it
can happen that what he thinks actually becomes his biological and chemical imperative.
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Thus the user's attitude toward marijuana may determine what happens to his body when
he smokes it. It is only in the narrowest sense that the drug is not a sexual stimulant; that
is, in the sense that it will not excite mindless, laboratory-located animal tissue. But many
human marijuana users report an actual i
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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 Started with 10 seeds, all 10 germinated and sprouted. Had 6 females and 4 males with this variety all but one
practically identical. They grew and looked like clones from the same Ma and they grew well. No males were
kept after indicating sex, probably a mistake. This variety was a pleasant surprise with yield and especially
buzz, what a buzz.
Of the 6 females 5 of them were just about identical in growth both during veg and flowering. They had leaves
somewhere between the indica dark and sativa light green with midsize width blades. The one loner plant
showed its differences during flowering. While the majority had bud covering most of the stem this one grew
nuggets at the nodes, thick tight ones.
Because they were so similar in growth just three were kept to be grown from clones. They were all worthy
mothers though. As a matter of fact if you had to or wanted to do a seed crop from plants grown out in Jr. as of
now these would be a better choice than even my favorite the NL x Shiva because of the uniformity. NL x Shiva
also from Posi '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 Brine,
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Vegetative Time: For indoors a suggested minimum of two weeks. For outside - germinate May or by the end
of spring. Flowering Time: For indoors a suggested time of 9 weeks. For outside it will be ready early autumn. A
substantial yield will be expected.” – Green House Seed Co. Catalog"
"“El Nino is Haze xSuper Skunkx Brazilianx South Indian. Tastes very earthy with a hint of Haze. Dense, highly
resinous buds, but a low yielder. The high could have and should have been better when you look at the
parents. Tried it at last years Cup, didn't even finish the spliff.” –Geronimo"
"“The strain called ""5 in one"" was my favorite. Very high calyx to leaf ratio. There was hardly any trimming to do
on these awesome buds!!! It was all bud I swear to ya!!! They reached maturity at about 15 inches and each
plant had many medium size nugs. The stems on these babies were strangely thin, so thin that as they were
growing up I thought they were going to suck. I used shiskabob sticks to hold the buds up though and the
closer they were held to the light, the denser and bigger the bud was. The smell was awesome, definitely
something fruity. The taste was great too, actually the first time I can say I actually could feel the different
taste of this awesome strain. These babies yielded almost a Z a piece so needless to say I am happy with
them."" -James Hetfield"
"“Four Way #1 is a hybrid of 4 different strains, 25% Indica, 25% Ruderalis, 25% Northern Light, and 25%
Skunk #1. As a whole the Four Way #1 cross has the Indica appearance. The plants are strong and easy to
grow. Some of the plants give very high yields, so select a clone. The plants have a minimum amount of
leaves and grow well developed buds. A very good smoke in taste and high. Not susceptible to spidermites.” –
Sensi Seed Bank"
"“Developed: inbred 10 plus years Stabilised hybrid Sativa/Indica: California Sativa crossed with Indica
Appearence: big long clusters, green to goldish at harvest Smell/taste: sweet smell
Type high/strength: good taste and strong Height: 3-4m Yield: very high Harvest date (Netherlands natural
photoperiod): begin Sept. 12hr day exposure harvest (# of weeks): 7-9 indoor / greenhouse / outdoor” -
Positronics seedbank catalog"
"“I grew KC 36 from KC Brains, it is a very unstable strain, out of 30 seeds I got 2 good plants, I could discern 3
""varieties"" one has very fluffy Buds and small calyxes, this one you can forget. Another one has extreme big
calyxes but very few. The ""real one"" has big calyxes and extremely big buds and is a very good yielder. One of
the good plants tends to get Bud rot cause of the massive Buds, the other is not so tight. They start to flower
immediately after you turn the lights to 12/12 (about 5 Days). Flowering time app. 50 days. Take care that the
mothers do not start flowering, give them 20 hours light, my most promising plant just started flowering under
16 hrs light. Resin production is Commentplanterlecannabisenindoorwaterparks
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has been previously converted into (±)-t: ll be better than the street hash you find on the market. Street hash
tends to be made from the less finer skuff material to make more
blocks of hash at a lesser quality. If you smoke homemade hash then
you will probably understand why 90% of street hash is sold at rip-off
prices. Those big ounce chucks you buy probably only contain 10% of
the good stuff, if any at all!
Many countries use most of these techniques to make hash.
You can almost imagine that in order to achieve bulk amounts you will
have to use a lot of skuff in conjunction with a lot of employees or
several drum machines working around the clock.
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Acidity: Acidity is Indicated by a pH value Below 7.
Aerate: Loosening or puncturing the soil to increase water penetration.
Afghani: A short Indica land race strain from Afghanistan. Very
Air layering: A specialized method of cloning a plant which is
accomplished by growing new roots from a branch while the branch is
still connected to the parent plant.
Alkaline: Having a pH value of above 7.
Alternate host: One of two kinds of plants on which a parasitic fungus
must develop to complete its life cycle.
Alternate: To be "located directly across from", or it can apply to
stamens when between the petals.
Annual: Completing one life cycle.
Bactericide: A chemical compound that kills or inhibits bacteria.
Bale: Any package of marijuana weighing over 10 lbs.
Ballast: A transformer used mainly with HID lighting equipment.
Bhang: An Indian and Middle Eastern drink made from cannabis.
Biennial: Completing the life cycle in two growing seasons. Cannabis
is not biennial.
Biological Control: Total or partial destruction of pathogen
populations by other organisms.
Blight: Rapid death of a leaf.
Blotch: A disease characterized by large irregular spots on a leaf.
Blue light: Mercury based light or a Metal Halide light.
Blunt: A joint rolled in a tobacco-leaf wrapper.
Bong: A water-cooled pipe made from glass.
Bonsai: The art of growing carefully trained plants.
Bract: A small leaf or scale-like structure associated with and
subtending an inflorescence or cone.
Bud: Female flower.
Caespitose: Growing in tufts.
Calyx: Outer whorl of flowering parts; collective term for all the sepals
of a flower.
Cambium: The thin membrane located just beneath the bark of a plant.
Canker: A canker is a necrotic often sunken area on a stem, trunk, or
branch of a plant.
Cannabinoids: The psychoactive compound found in cannabis.
Chillum: A small fat pipe made of clay.
Chlorophyll: The green pigment in leaves. When present and healthy
usually dominates all other pigments. It is important in the conversion
of CO2 and H2O into glucose.
Chlorosis: Chlorosis is the yellowing of normally green tissues due to
the destruction of the chlorophyll or the partial failure of the
chlorophyll to develop.
Chronic: A strain of cannabis or a high-quality cannabis weed.
Clasping: Leaf partly or wh