Candida (CD-1)

We are currently growing and working with Candida (CD-1) by Medical Marijuanna Genetics.

The flagship strain from MM Genetics, Candida (CD-1), meaning “Bright Light” in Latin, offers a consistent 20:1 CBD:THC ratio.

CD1

With a ratio of 20:1, the high CBD levels and their associated anti-psychotic capabilities outweigh the relatively small amounts of THC removing the “high” and providing the patient with a non-psychoactive cannabis Sativa L plant.

Variety: Mostly Sativa

THC Content: 0.5%

CBD Content: 11-20%

CBD to THC ratio: 20:1

Sex: Feminised

Grows: Indoors, Outdoors, Greenhouse

Flowering Time: 9 Weeks

Yield: High

Medicinal Use: Depression, ADHD, Anorexia, Epilepsy, Autism.

CD-1 is a high yielding feminised strain that can be grown both indoors and outdoors. It is recommended for all environments and grow-media and has a unique lemon flavour and aroma that compliment its medicinal properties. CD-1 will flourish in any climate.

Candida will noticeably produce two different phenotypes; a sativa and an indica. Initial research has suggested that the sativa phenotype will produce lower, whispier yields often associated with sativa strains. We have noticed to date that the sativa pheno produces higher CBD counts. In comparison, the indica pheno will produce bigger, denser yields with lower CBD levels but still with significant CBD content. It is recommended to give good care to the sativa phenos as these can be harder to manage and will have larger distances between the internodes making the plants more vulnerable.

Science of Cannabis

In this episode Gil and the Weedmaps TV team attend the 1st Annual Realm of Caring Fundraiser, in Los Angeles, CA to speak with Dr. Bonni Goldstein, on the science of cannabis and parents of children who are finding help through the use of CBD medicine.

Realm of Caring:
http://theroc.us

Canna-Centers:
http://www.canna-centers.com

 

10 Steps to Germinate Marijuana Seeds

Home Grown Germination Method:

1 Paper napkin

Cannabis seeds

1 Cup distilled water

Spray bottle

2 Small plates

1 Large plastic bag

10 Step Guide to Germinating Hemp Seeds

1. Pour the distilled water in the cup.

2. Drop in the cannabis seeds into the distilled water.

3. Place the Cup in a dark cool spot.

4. Wait 24 hours have passed, then have a look at the seeds. Seeds should be on the bottom of the cup. If seeds are still floating, stir a little and see if they sink down. If not, put the cup back and check again every 6 hours until they have submerged. If the seed already germinated and the taproot is out, plant it.

5. Drain the water from the cup. Open the napkin up and place on the plate, then place the cannabis seed on top and cover with remaining napkin.

6. Fill the spray bottle with distilled water and spray the napkin until damp.

7. Cover the plate with the other plate, so that the damp napkin is in between the plates

8. Put the plates inside the plastic bag, but don’t close tight.

9. Every 8 hours open the bag and check if the taproot has come out or the napkin has dried. Once the taproot has come out, plant the seedling in potting soil.

10. If the napkin is dried, respray with distilled water until the napkin is damp.

Hemp seeds in a small bowl with teaspoon

Hemp seeds in a small bowl with teaspoon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Why Marijuana Should be Legal

Many Americans feel that Marijuana is helping fund the war on terror, but making a war on drugs and keeping Marijuana illegal has not stopped millions of Americans from smoking pot everyday. So what is the answer?

First, why is Cannabis illegal? In the 1930’s William Randolph Hearst, who had significant financial interests in the timber industry testified to congress on the evils of marijuana, saying things like it make people insane and commit acts of cannibalism? at this time very few even knew what it was and to stop people from going insane Congress decided to make it illegal.

The truth is many paper manufacturers were thinking of changing from using trees to make paper to using hemp because it was cheaper and easier to grow and better for the environment, and Hearst stood to loose millions so he used his influence and testimony to help get marijuana banned in the USA.

So now that we know why it was made illegal, we can realize that not only would making it legal in the United States stop terrorist from smuggling it into the USA, but would give us another option to cutting down of millions of trees every year for paper products that can be made better from hemp.

Hemp Products

Hemp has thousands of uses that we are unable to exploit because of its illegal status.

During WWII hemp was used for the rigging on parachutes as well as rope and material for uniforms.

Nowadays Marijuana can be used to relieve pain and some of the effect of cancer treatments and old age.

It has been proven to slow down the spreading of Alzheimer’s, relieve the pressure behind the eyes from glaucoma. It also helps relieve migraine headaches and the side effect of cancer treatment.

But until the United States realizes how much money can be made from legalizing it, it will remain illegal.

This is much like the situation with online casinos in the USA. America was sending billions of dollars out of the country and the government needed to do something to keep the money here, so they banned <a href=”http://www.online-casinos-789.com”>Online Casino</a> and just like online casinos and online gambling I believe one day the government will learn to take advantage of these things instead of just banning them.

Eventually the USA will realize that the best way to stop the flow of money out of the country is not to ban marijuana or online casinos, but to enter the market and compete.

If the USA did what Amsterdam has done the government would make not only billions in Taxes from the sales of Marijuana, but the economy would boom from all the tourism that it would bring in from all over the world.

The truth of the matter is that legalization is inevitable. The attitude of people has changed so drastically over the last 30 years, that eventually when the younger generations start to take over marijuana will eventually become legal because they understand the truth, and that is banning something only makes the market for it stronger.

Hemp and Marijuana Timeline

Hemp and Marijuana – ELIMINATING THE CONFUSION

Hemp/industrial hemp and marijuana are two distinct varieties of the same plant species. Hemp is a fiber crop. Marijuana is a drug crop. However, these definitions have become confused in the last 60 years. Recently, a movement has begun to distinguish the terms again. It is important to understand the history of usage of these terms in order to eliminate the confusion.

Hemp and Marijuana Myths and Realities

1600-1930s Hemp’s Long History in North America

The word hemp has been in the English language for over 800 years. The word marijuana is only 100 years old.
From the first settling of North America until the 1930s, hemp was the most common term for Cannabis sativa fiber crops. Marijuana was never used to describe hemp fiber crops, which were grown for canvas, rope, fuel oil, and paper. Hemp fiber crops were historically low THC and completely non-psychoactive.

1930s-1940s Marijuana tax Act confuses Hemp and Marijuana

In the 1930s, the psychoactive (high-THC) variety of cannabis sativa, imported from Mexico, became common in the southern U.S. It was called marijuana, a word popularized through the Reefer Madness campaign, to distinguish it from the hemp fiber crops (which no one ever smoked).
In 1937, the passage of the Marijuana tax Act hopelessly confused the terms hemp and marijuana. For the first time, Congress defined these distinct varieties of Cannabis sativa as being the same. What had been commonly known as hemp was now marijuana.
1950s Hemp Crops Become Extinct
In 1957, the last hemp fiber crop was harvested in the U.S. Because low-THC Cannabis sativa fiber crops were now extinct, the word hemp dropped out of use and was forgotten.

1960s Marijuana Legalization Movement Begins

In the 1960s, the psychoactive variety of cannabis sativa (marijuana) became popular among the counter-culture. The movement to legalize marijuana in the 1960s and 1970s did not use the term ìhempî to describe marijuana.

1985 Hemp Marijuana Movement Begins

In 1985, the word hemp re-surfaced in the book The Emperor Wears No Clothes by Jack Herer. This book uncovered information that had been lost for almost 40 years about ìhempísî historical uses as a fiber crop. The book also touted hemp as a solution to modern environmental problems.

Because The Emperor was targeted at a marijuana movement and since it was not widely known that low-THC varieties of hemp existed in Europe and Asia, it was believed that marijuana must be legalized to allow industrial uses of hemp. And because it was the environmentalists and the counter-culture that began promoting hemp as an alternative fiber crop, they were not taken seriously.

1989 European Farmers Grow Hemp

In Europe, some countries (like France and Spain) had never stopped producing hemp. In 1989, the European Economic Community developed rules to govern hemp production that applied to all its member countries. The EEC defined registered seed varieties for low THC hemp and methods for testing hemp for THC content.

1993-1994 England and Canada Grow Hemp

In 1993, England officially recognized the difference between hemp and marijuana, to make its farmers competitive in the EEC. In 1994, Canada, seeing competition from Europe, allowed hemp production.

1994 Kentucky Appoints Hemp Task Force

In November of 1994, the Governor of Kentucky, seeing competition from Canada and Europe, appointed a Task Force to study the commercial possibilities of hemp in his state.

1994-1995 Industrial Hemp Movement Begins in U.S.

For the first time, farmers, manufacturers, processors, and agricultural researchers in North America began to take a serious look at hemp as an agricultural crop and alternative fiber. As well, the hemp environmentalists within the marijuana movement see that registered seed varieties exist to distinguish hemp from marijuana.

This diverse coalition begins using the word industrial hemp (or simply hemp) to refer exclusively to low-THC non-psychoactive varieties of Cannabis sativa. The goal of the industrial hemp movement is to allow legitimate production of hemp fiber crops and to explore the environmental benefits of ìhempî as an alternative fiber, pulp, and oil source.

Jan. 1995 Colorado Senator Introduces Hemp Legislation

In January 1995, Senator Lloyd Casey (D-Northglenn), made Colorado the first state to attempt to define industrial hemp as distinct form marijuana when he introduced the Hemp Production Act. Unfortunately, this bill was killed in Committee due to objections from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

Oct. 1995 North American Industrial Hemp Council Formed

In October 1995, the steering committee of the North American Industrial Hemp Council made industrial hemp an entirely distinct issue, separate from the legalization of marijuana.

Jan. 1996 Colorado and Vermont Introduce Hemp Legislation

Legislators in two states introduced industrial hemp legislation, Sen. Lloyd Casey (D) from Colorado and Rep. Fred Maslack (R) from Vermont.

Jan. 1996 Support for Hemp Grows

A strong coalition of diverse organizations now supports Industrial hemp, including:

American Farm Bureau federation (4.6 million member)
Colorado Farm Bureau
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Colorado State Grange
Kentucky Farm Bureau
Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative
Wisconsin Agribusiness Council
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture
International Paper Company
Bolton Emerson Americas
Colorado Environmental Coalition
Oregon Natural Resources Council
HIA (Hemp Industries Association)
North American Industrial Hemp Council

Most, if not all of these groups have specifically stated that they are opposed to the legalization of marijuana. They realize the difference between hemp/industrial hemp and marijuana and that hemp/industrial hemp can be grown safely without affecting marijuana laws, production, or use.

Today: Making Progress…

25 of 53 state hemp-related bills introduced since 1995 have passed and overall, 14 states have successfully passed hemp-related legislation. In 2002, hemp bills have been introduced in seven states: Arizona, California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia. The CA, HI and WV bills have passed, the NM and VT bills have died in committee, and the AZ and WI bills have been held until 2003.

 

Susun Weed on Cannabis

With a name like Susun Weed you might assume that she is some big cannabis connoisseur, activist, or pot smoker, but no, that’s not who she is at all.

Susun Weed Cannabis World Summit

Susun is actually an incredibly Wise Woman knowledgeable about herbs, not just “the herb”. She is probably the most famous herbalist around today, and Googling for even a minute or two about herbs will likely result in you stumbling across one of her websites, or others referencing her. Many herbalists today have learned from Susun (via her books or online), including Bobby (founder of the Cannabis World Summit), and she is certainly worthy of our respect & admiration. We invited Susun to introduce the world of herbs to those of you who use “the herb” for medicinal purposes.

The world is full of powerful medicinal herbs, and chances are that the ailments you are dealing with may be helped by appropriate use of natures’ pharmacy. Towards the end of the interview she touches upon some herbs that may be of benefit to many of you to nurture & support your health, though it would be well worth your efforts to study herbs in far greater depth to learn how to help yourself with your specific needs. Susun’s websites and books are good places to start with that journey. Susun also shares some thoughts about how to use cannabis medicinally, and I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by some of her answers (not what I expected at all).

They also asked Susun to share some spiritual insights regarding working with Cannabis, and she indulged us with a wealth of inspiring thoughts. Ironically, the entire interview went completely backwards from what was intended, as though we were working through the prepared list of questions backwards, and somehow it just worked out better that way. The main topic intended to be discussed, introducing other healing herbs, is towards the end of the call. The call was perfect for what it was, and simply put this interview is rich with Wisdom to be appreciated in several ways. Hopefully, after listening to this call, you will come to appreciate all herbs, including cannabis, with a deeper respect, and perhaps you’ll devote some of your time broadening your understanding of how to work with our green allies for better health.

 

Pot Laws by State

Legal Guidelines

Marijuana and its trichomes

Marijuana and its trichomes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Alabama Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 2.2 pounds is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences imposed for sales and cultivation charges.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

Alaska Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 1 oz is a misdemeanor with no penalties whatsoever.
  • Medical usage passed.

Arizona Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 2 pounds can be a misdemeanor or a felony.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.

Arkansas Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 1 oz is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Active hemp industry.
  • Medical usage not passed.

California Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 1 oz is a civil infraction with no jail sentence possible.
  • Active hemp industry.
  • Medical usage passed.

Colorado Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 1 oz is a petty offense with no jail time and a maximum $100 fine.
  • Medical usage passed.

Connecticut Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 4 oz is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Just about everything else is a felony.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

Delaware Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of any amount is a misdemeanor with a 6-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.

District of Columbia Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of any amount is a misdemeanor with a 6-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Medical usage passed.

Florida Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 20 grams is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Medical usage not passed.

Georgia Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 1 oz is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

Hawaii Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 1 oz is a misdemeanor with a 1-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Active hemp industry.
  • Medical usage passed.

Idaho Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 3 oz is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

Illinois Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 30 grams is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Active hemp industry.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.

Indiana Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 30 grams is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

Iowa Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of any amount is a misdemeanor with a 6-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

Kansas Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of any amount is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Active hemp industry.
  • Medical usage passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

Kentucky Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of any amount is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

Louisiana Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of any amount is a misdemeanor with a 6-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum felony sentences.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

Maine Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 2.5 oz is a civil violation with no jail sentence possible.
  • Active hemp industry.
  • Medical usage passed.

Maryland Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of any amount is a misdemeanor with no jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Active hemp industry.
  • Medical usage passed.

Massachusetts Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 1 oz is a misdemeanor with no jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

Michigan Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of any amount is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Active hemp industry.
  • Medical usage passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.

Minnesota Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 42.5 grams is a misdemeanor with no jail sentence possible.
  • Active hemp industry.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

Mississippi Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 30 grams is a misdemeanor with no jail sentence possible.
  • Medical usage not passed.

Missouri Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 35 grams is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Active hemp industry.
  • Medical usage passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

Montana Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than is a misdemeanor with a -month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Medical usage not passed.

Nebraska Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 1oz is a civil offense with no jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

Nevada Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 1 oz is a misdemeanor with no jail sentence possible.
  • Medical usage passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

New Hampshire Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of any amount is a misdemeanor with a12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Medical usage not passed.

New Jersey Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 50 grams is a misdemeanor with a 6-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Medical usage passed.

New Mexico Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 8 oz is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Active hemp industry.
  • Medical usage passed.

New York Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 8 oz is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Medical usage not passed.

North Carolina Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 1 ½ oz is a misdemeanor with a 4-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Active hemp industry.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

North Dakota Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 1 oz is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Active hemp industry.
  • Medical usage not passed.

Ohio Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 200 grams is a misdemeanor with a 1-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.

Oklahoma Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of any amount is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

Oregon Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 1 oz is a misdemeanor with no jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Active hemp industry.
  • Medical usage passed.

Pennsylvania Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 30 grams is a misdemeanor with a 1-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.

Rhode Island Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 1 kilogram is a misdemeanor with no jail sentence possible.
  • Medical usage passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

South Carolina Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 1 oz is a misdemeanor with a 1-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

South Dakota Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 2 oz is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.

Tennessee Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of any amount is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

Texas Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 2 oz is a class-B misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

Utah Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 1 oz is a misdemeanor with a 6-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.
  • Tax stamp laws in effect.

Vermont Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 2 oz is a misdemeanor with a 6-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Active hemp industry.
  • Medical usage passed.

Virginia Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of any amount is a misdemeanor with a 1-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Active hemp industry.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.

Washington Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 40 grams is a misdemeanor with a 3-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Medical usage passed.

West Virginia Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of any amount is a misdemeanor with a 6-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Active hemp industry.
  • Medical usage not passed.

Wisconsin Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of any amount is a misdemeanor with a 6-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Medical usage not passed.
  • Drugged driving laws in effect.

Wyoming Marijuana Laws

  • Possession of less than 3 oz is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum jail sentence possible.
  • Mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Medical usage not passed.