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How to Make a Liquid Marijuana Cocktail

Whenever I’ve had this drink, everyone around me wants to know what’s in it.

What Is a Liquid Marijuana Cocktail?

Whenever I’ve had this drink, everyone around me wants to know what’s in it. It looks so appealing, and it always strikes their curiosity. Then, once they have a sip, they love it!

The Liquid Marijuana is a delicious fruity cocktail that, contrary to its name, does not actually contain any marijuana. It’s the green color and the optional cannabis-shaped pineapple wedge garnish that gives it its tongue-in-cheek name.

When you order this drink at a restaurant or bar, it’s always hit or miss as to whether the bartender has even heard of it—let alone know how to make it—so it’s best to be prepared with the knowledge of how it’s made.

A Word of Caution

Depending on your personal tolerance level for alcohol, you might want to err on the side of caution if you’re away from home or if you don’t have a reliable means of transportation back to someplace safe. This drink can cause different reactions in people who are more sensitive to alcohol.

I say this from experience. After about two of these, I’m feeling pretty good and probably shouldn’t be allowed to drive. This drink contains a mix of several strong liquors, so please, keep that in mind when consuming it.

Please drink responsibly.


  • 1/2 oz Malibu or coconut rum
  • 1/2 oz Midori or watermelon liqueur (make sure it’s green)
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Captain Morgan or spiced rum
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • Splash Sprite or lemon-lime soda
  • Ice
  • Pineapple wedge and/or cherry (optional, for garnish)


  1. Pour all ingredients into a shaker, or even directly into drinking glass.
  2. Mix or shake, and serve.
  3. Optional garnishes: pineapple and/or maraschino cherry.


Some other options could be to use vodka instead of rum or orange juice instead of pineapple. Or if you have a creative mind and a variety of liqueurs, there’s nothing stopping you from creating your own masterpiece! But if you want it to be some derivative of the Liquid Marijuana, you might want to keep it at least green in color.

© 2020 Tawny


Tawny (author) from Kennesaw, GA on February 05, 2020:

I’m sure if you get creative you could work some in there! Maybe soak some pineapple in oil or something and use it as a garnish ?

Kelley Marks from Sacramento, California on February 04, 2020:

It’s a shame not to put some THC in that drink, but I’ll bet a person or two will try! The color certainly matches the name, though. Love to try it some day.

This drink is always a winner with anyone who has tried it and likes fruity drinks. Disclaimer: It does NOT contain any marijuana.

hemp seeds drug testing

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Can hemp seeds make you test positive for marijuana?

DENVER — Forty percent of Americans buy organic foods, and one of the most popular items is hemp seeds. Controversy over whether hemp seeds can have the same effect as marijuana has some worried.

You can find plenty of hemp products at your local health food store. Seeds can be sprinkled on your favorite meal and there’s even a hemp shake these days.

Hemp is popular because it’s a great diet supplement for people allergic to soy, containing about 11 grams of protein in a single tablespoon.

Lani Banner of The Vitamin Cottage explains, “It is a complete protein, contains all of the essential amino acids in the ratio that the human body requires.” But some worry hemp contains THC, found in marijuana which is in the same family of plants.

This year, the military banned soldiers from eating products with hemp seeds. The reasoning was that the seeds might skew a soldier’s drug test. We decided to have the seeds tested at Forensic Laboratories in Aurora.

Our subject was a mother of three who doesn’t want us to use her name, but agreed to take part in our test.

She enjoys the health benefits of hemp, but wants to make sure she’s not making a mistake and says, “For my children, I want to set an example for them that it’s important what you put in your body and drugs are not the way to go.”

After eating a salad with three times the amount of hemp seeds usually found in packaged yogurt, our subject submitted a urine sample to the lab to begin the testing process, which was repeated twice.

She also used a good amount of hemp lotion.

Dr. Laura Bechtel revealed to us that the results were negative for THC. Bechtel says the lab does job drug testing on a routine basis and does not find THC traces in people who eat hemp as a health food but do not use marijuana and adds, “People have to realize it’s going to have to take a large amount of seeds, a bag of seeds or more to test positive.”

Experts say if you want to have confidence in what you’re buying, check the label every time. Since hemp seeds that are hulled lose their THC, make sure to buy seeds that are produced in Canada, where exported hemp products fall under tough standards.

Lani Banner of The Vitamin Cottage says, “You can look at the back of the label for the symbol for the test pledge, this is where the companies pledge that they are testing all of their hemp seed products to ensure that it has undetectable levels of THC.”

The symbol looks like a small circle or tear drop shape that says “test pledge.” Learn more information about the benefits of hemp products here.

DENVER — Forty percent of Americans buy organic foods, and one of the most popular items is hemp seeds. Controversy over whether hemp seeds can have the same effect as marijuana has some worried. You can find plenty of hemp products at your local health food store. Seeds can be sprinkled on your favorite meal and […]

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Zod strain

Here you can find all info about ZOD from Moxie 710. If you are searching for information about ZOD from Moxie 710, check out our Basic Infos, Gallery, Strain Reviews, Shop-Finder and Price Comparison, Lineage / Genealogy or User Comments for this cannabis variety here at this page and follow the links to get even more information. If you have any personal experiences with growing or consuming this cannabis variety, please use the upload links to add them to the database!

Basic / Breeders Info

ZOD is a mostly indica variety from Moxie 710 and can be cultivated indoors (where the plants will need a flowering time of ±60 days ) and outdoors . Moxie 710s ZOD is a THC dominant variety and is/was only available as feminized seeds.

Moxie 710s ZOD Description

Zod is a strain that is a mix for everybody. From buds that produce chunks the size of two-litre soda bottles to snow covered cherry-flavoured golf balls, Zod is sure to have something to shake up your taste buds. It’s a strain for advanced growers and pheno-hunters alike. With about six different phenotypes to look for with yields ranging from 400-500 grams per meter squared. Expect sweet to sweet-kushy flavours. Most will show areas of purple, but one or two will stay a brilliant lime green with dazzling orange hairs.

Genetics: Viper City x Kryptonite
Flowering time: 55-60 Days
Type: Inidica Dominant
Grows: Indoor & Outdoor
Yield: High

Where to buy ZOD cannabis seeds?

ZOD from Moxie 710 is available only as feminized seeds. Regular seeds are not available at the moment. In 2 seedbanks, we found 3 offers between EUR 9.48 for 1 feminized seed and EUR 54.00 for 6 feminized seeds. If you are looking to buy ZOD Cannabis Seeds from Moxie 710 somewhere – have a look to our ZOD Price Comparison page with all current offers from all the connected seedbanks and shops – or visit one of the following tested, trustworthy and recommended seed-shops directly to check out their current ZOD offers: Oaseeds and Mary’s Seeds.

ZOD Reviews

We’ve collected strain info from one grower for ZOD.

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ZOD Gallery

Here you see the latest ZOD photos, uploaded from our users! Altogether we’ve collected 1 pictures from Moxie 710s ZOD, check out our ZOD gallery to view them all.

ZOD Lineage / Genealogy

  • ZOD »»» Viper City x Kryptonite
  • Viper City
    • »»» Grape Kush x Lemon OG
    • Grape Kush
      • Grape Kush probably
        • »»» Mendo Purps x OG Kush x Grapefruit
        • Mendo Purps
          • USA »»» Mostly Indica
        • OG Kush Probably
          • »»» Chemdawg x Probably
          • Lemon Thai x Hindu Kush, Pakistan
            • Lemon Thai »»» Sativa
            • Hindu Kush, Pakistan »»» Indica
          • Chemdawg
            • Unknown Indica »»» Indica
        • Grapefruit
          • Unknown Hybrid »»» Indica/Sativa Hybrid
    • Lemon OG
      • »»» Lemon OG Kush x Joe’s OG Kush
      • Lemon OG Kush
        • USA Mendocino »»» Indica/Sativa Hybrid
      • Joe’s OG Kush IBL
        • »»» SFV OG x IBL
        • SFV OG x Lemon Pledge
          • SFV OG
            • OG Kush SFV Cut (specified above)
          • Lemon Pledge »»» Unknown Strain
        • SFV OG (specified above)
  • Kryptonite
    • »»» Green Crack x SFV OG Kush Bx2
    • Green Crack
      • »»» Skunk #1 x Unknown Indica
      • Skunk #1
        • Skunk #1
          • »»» Afghanistan x Mexico x Colombia
          • Afghanistan »»» Indica
          • Mexico »»» Sativa
          • Colombia »»» Sativa
      • Unknown Indica »»» Indica
    • SFV OG Kush Bx2
      • »»» SFV OG x SFV OG Kush
      • SFV OG (specified above)
      • SFV OG Kush
        • »»» SFV OG x Afghani #1
        • SFV OG (specified above)
        • Afghani #1
          • »»» Afghanistan x Afghanistan
          • Afghanistan »»» Indica
          • Afghanistan »»» Indica
Map of the ZOD Family Tree

ZOD User Comments

Altogether we’ve collected 2 user comments about Moxie 710s ZOD. Here you find the 2 english user comments:

JHydro – 03.07.2017

So far 2 of 6 are herms for me.

Dabmasterzac – 09.02.2017

Okay so the first zod germination i did was outside in a solo cup. Tried getting a few other strains to also but none of the others did (OUTSIDE).after it sprotted out of the dirt i put in my veg room.1 1000 wat and a veg spectrom light. This stain grows fast. Withen a month the plant is around 2 and a half feet to 3 feet ( didnt take exact measurements. Have her as a mother as of now aroind 5 and a half 5 tall). And by the way im usimg a special blend of dirt, only use water. Clones taken off the mother will get around 5 feet in a 5 weeks. Witch was to long for me actully cuz withen thw first week of budding them they have grown almost a foot. Had to tie all them down towards the middle of the room. The plant has a nice smell to it even when it not budding. Ill be sure to post more after it buds. Also i have all the difftent types. Only have 2 growimg at the moment tho.

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How To Get Rid Of Spider Mites On Houseplants, For Good!

Spider mites look like tiny white spiders that create webs on houseplants, and they are extremely destructive pests. It can be difficult, but don’t worry, you can get rid of spider mites on indoor plants, and eliminate them FOR GOOD!

There’s nothing more frustrating than finding a spider mite infestation on one of your beloved indoor plants.

They are one of the most destructive plant pests there is, so it’s super important to get rid of them as quickly as possible.

But the good news is that, when it comes to getting rid of bugs on houseplants, these guys are pretty easy to control.

Simply follow the natural spider mite treatment methods below, and you’ll be able to eradicate this annoying pest, for good!

Here’s what you’ll find in this guide for getting rid of spider mites on houseplants…

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What Are Spider Mites?

Spider mites are tiny bugs that can attack many different types of plants, and can be a major problem on indoor plants. Often times they look like tiny white spiders on plants, but can also appear to be tan, red or black.

They create telltale spider webs on houseplants, which they use for protection and to crawl around on. Since they are so small, spider mites aren’t noticeable until their population explodes.

You’ll likely notice the webbing on plants first, and then see the mites when you take a closer look. It will look like there are tiny spiders crawling all over your plant.

Spider mites thrive in warm, dry conditions and can become a major problem during the winter, when your dry house becomes the perfect breeding ground for them.

If you see small bugs crawling around in your houseplant soil rather than on the leaves, then you might have fungus gnats instead of spider mites. Here’s how to get rid of fungus gnats in houseplants soil.

Otherwise, if the bugs are crawling around on the plant leaves, and you see spider webs on houseplants, then keep reading…

Spider mites look like tiny white spiders on plants

Indoor Plant Mites Identification

Spider mites are easy to identify, and finding spider webs on plants is a dead giveaway.

They tend to start their webs on the underside of leaves and at the leaf joints, so that’s why they usually go unnoticed for so long.

They are sneaky little suckers. Like I mentioned above, they are difficult to see, and usually by the time you discover them on a houseplant, it’s already been heavily damaged.

You might notice the whites spider web on plants first, or the plant leaves may just look dusty. From a distance, the houseplant might look like it isn’t getting enough water and the leaves are drying out.

If you notice any of these, take a closer look. Hold the plant up to the light and look under the leaves. It may take a minute, but you should be able to see the tiny mites moving around on the fine webbing.

Spider Mites Webbing and Bugs

Spider Mite Life Cycle

Spider mites multiply very quickly and, in the right conditions, can double their population every couple of weeks.

Spider mites become fully grown about a week after they hatch. It only takes a few weeks for an adult female to lay hundreds of eggs, and for those eggs to start to hatch.

The end result is in an exponential growth in their population over a very short amount of time.

Since the eggs are invisible to the naked eye, and the adults are minuscule, most people don’t discover spider mites on their houseplants until after the population has exploded.

Webs and spider mites on houseplants

Where Do Spider Mites Come From

The tricky part about mites is that they can come from anywhere, and you’ll probably never know where they came from in the first place.

But, here are several common places where spider mites can come from…

  • Buying a new plant that has mites
  • Repotting plants with unsterile potting soil
  • Moving your plants outside for the summer
  • Flowers and vegetables brought in from your yard and garden
  • Since they’re so small, they could easily come in through the screens of open doors and windows

Spider Mite Damage On Houseplants

Spider mites are one of the most destructive houseplant pests. They can heavily damage or even kill a houseplant in a very short period of time.

They suck the sap out of the leaves making them look discolored, speckled, curled under, dried or shriveled up.

The infested leaves will shrivel up and die, and usually fall from the plant, which will ultimately kill the houseplant.

Spider mites can kill indoor plants pretty quickly, so it’s important to take fast action to get rid of them as fast as possible.

Spider webs on plants is a sign of spider mites

How To Get Rid Of Spider Mites On Houseplants

Once you discover the infestation, it’s super important to begin spider mite treatment immediately, before they spread to the rest of your collection.

The first thing you should do is to quarantine the infested plant and inspect all surrounding houseplants for mites. You want to contain the problem immediately.

There are chemical pesticides that are specifically designed for mites. But spider mites may develop resistance to them in a short time.

So, I don’t recommend them (plus these types of chemicals are toxic to humans and pets, so I wouldn’t recommend using them anyway).

It’s best to use safer pest control methods and products to get rid of mites on houseplants. You can learn more about natural pest control for your houseplants here.

Below you’ll find the best methods that will work for treating a spider mite infestation on your houseplants…

Spider mites on indoor plants

Spider Mite Treatment For Indoor Plants

The best way to avoid heavy spider mite damage to your houseplants is to start treating the plant as soon as you discover the pests.

As soon as I notice the spider webs on any of my plants, I bring the plant to the sink or bathtub.

Then I wash the leaves with my homemade insecticide soap, and rinse the leaves well to wash away as many of the dead mites as I can.

After cleaning the leaves, I use a variety of home remedies for spider mites, and all of them are very effective for controlling plant mites indoors.

Keep in mind that pesticide sprays, even organic ones, can damage sensitive plants, so it’s best to test it on a few leaves before spraying the entire plant.

Also, be sure to focus your sprays on the undersides of the leaves, this is where spider mites lay their eggs.

Spider Mite Insecticide Soap

To kill mites on plants, use an organic insecticidal soap, or mix a solution of my homemade spider mite insecticide soap (recipe below).

My homemade spider mite insecticide soap recipe:

  • 1 tsp of mild liquid soap
  • 1 liter tepid water

Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle and then spray directly the leaves of your houseplant. This homemade spider mite killer is great for getting rid of the bugs right away.

Homemade spider mite insecticide spray

Use Neem Oil For Spider Mites

Neem oil is very effective to control spider mite infestations long term, and also works for pest prevention as well.

I like to buy neem oil concentrate, and make my own spray for mites on plants using the recipe below.

While neem oil does kill bugs, it can take some time to get rid of spider mites, so I use it after washing the leaves and spraying the plant with insecticidal soap first.

A pre-mixed horticultural oil or hot pepper wax spray also work very well for controlling spider mites on houseplants by repelling them.

My homemade neem oil spider mites spray recipe:

  • 1 1/2 tsp of pure neem oil concentrate
  • 1 tsp of mild liquid soap
  • 1 liter of tepid water

Use neem oil for controlling spider mites indoors

Keep Humidity Levels High

Since spider mites thrive in dry conditions, keeping the air around your plants humid is one of the best spider mite pest prevention methods. Ensuring your plants are properly watered is important to keep them well hydrated.

Misting houseplants regularly helps to prevent spider mites. You could also try leaving a container of water near the plant, or use a humidifier to help keep the humidity up around your plants.

If it’s really dry in your house, then I recommend getting an inexpensive indoor humidity monitor so you can be sure the air around your houseplants isn’t too dry.

Getting rid of mites on plants by misting them

In addition to washing and spraying the plant, you can trim off heavily infested leaves and throw them into the garbage to get rid of even more of the spider mites and eggs.

Be sure to throw the infested leaves into the garbage outside of your house! Don’t prune all of the leaves from your plant though.

How To Prevent Spider Mites From Ever Coming Back

Keeping your plants healthy, and maintaining adequate soil moisture are two of the best ways to prevent spider mites on indoor plants.

A soil moisture gauge is a great tool to use to figure out how moist the soil is, and ensure you’re watering your plants properly.

Here are a few other tips for getting rid of spider mites for good…

  • Mist sensitive houseplants regularly, and keep the humidity level high around the plant
  • Use neem oil as a preventative spray or as a leaf polish to keep your plants leaves clean
  • If you move your plants outdoors for the summer, be sure to debug all of your houseplants before bringing them back indoors

They key to getting rid of spider mites for good is good houseplant care habits, and keeping your houseplants healthy. Healthy houseplants are the best way to prevent recurring problems with spider mites and other houseplant pests. Also make sure you check your houseplants on a regular basis for any signs of problems.

If you’re sick of battling bugs on houseplants, then my Houseplant Pest Control eBook is for you! This eBook is jam-packed with information about how to get rid of bugs on indoor plants, using organic pest control methods. It shows you how to identify common pests, and how to prevent recurring infestations so you can debug your houseplants for good. Download your copy today!

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Share your tips for how to get rid of spider mites indoors in the comments below.

About Amy Andrychowicz

I live and garden in Minneapolis, MN (zone 4b). My green thumb comes from my parents, and I’ve been gardening most of my life. I’m a passionate gardener who loves growing everything from vegetables, herbs, and flowers to succulents, tropicals, and houseplants – you name, I’ve grown it! Read More.


Darlene Borcherding says

We have recently brought our huge Boston ferns back inside for the winter. Are they likely to get red spider mites from our forced air heat registers? One of them is about 4 ft. away from one. We’ll place bowls of water near them, of course. Should we spray them with neem oil altho we don’t see any bugs yet? Thank you so much!

Amy Andrychowicz says

If they have had problems with spider mites in the past, then I would spray them regularly as a preventive treatment. Otherwise, I would just keep a close eye on them to watch for bugs, and treat them if any show up.

Brandi Washington says

Great article. Thank you so much for this. Would it be a good idea to leave a jar of water near the plant for the entire winter?

Amy Andrychowicz says

You sure could give it a try, it will help to add a bit more humidity in the air to keep the spider mites at bay. But if that’s not enough, then misting or running a humidifier might work better for you.

Thank you so much for this page, i found my Areca palm infested with webs sooooo gross. I was so worried I bathed my palm twice with the soap and water mixture. Literally wiped every leaf twice over.

I ordered neem oil which is harder to find than thought. SO just to be clear soapy water spray is good for right now while the mites may still be around, so continue that for how long? and then add neem oil solution once every few weeks? Sorry if this was already asked. Thank you in advanced.

Amy Andrychowicz says

You’re welcome. Sorry to hear your plant is infested with spider mites! That is never fun. You can stop using the insecticidal spray once you start using neem oil. Yes, then spray the neem oil every few weeks. Here’s an article that talks about exactly how to use it… How To Use Neem Oil Insecticide On Houseplants. Good luck!

Vallye Chandler says

I have spider mites on my tomato plants. After I wash the plants well with the soap and water is it safe to use the need oil on the tomato plants, or just continue with the soap and water?

Amy Andrychowicz says

Bummer to hear your plant has spider mites! You can safely use neem oil on the leaves of your tomato plants, no problem. Just be sure to test it on a few leaves first to make sure it doesn’t cause damage. And don’t spray while it’s sunny outside, either do it in the early morning or evening, or on a cloudy day.

Anam tahir says

Hi there. I’ve just discovered spider mites on my monstera and hoping to use your soap method. How often should i spray the plant? Will the soap leave a residue I need to wipe off?

Amy Andrychowicz says

Oh no, sorry to hear your plant has spider mites! Wash the leaves with the mild liquid soap as I mentioned above first, then rinse them well. That will get rid of most of the adults and eggs. Then you can spray the plant once every few days until all signs of the mites are gone. Good luck!

I have spider mites on my meyer lemon tree. Is neem oil safe ?

Amy Andrychowicz says

Yes, neem oil is safe to use on your meyer lemon to help get rid fo the spider mites. But just be sure to test it on a few leaves before treating the whole plant to make sure it doesn’t damage them.

Lita Collazzo says

my potted basil plants were beautiful and then suddenly they were drained shriveling and drooping. I noticed this faint web with tiny little white.specs So I am guessing it is spider mites. I am wondering if after I wash the basil plants with the gentle soap solution and treated with oil, will the basil still be edible?

Amy Andrychowicz says

Yes, it sounds like spider mites to me. For herb plants, I would recommend misting them with water, and washing the leaves with the water/soap mix using an organic liquid soap. Personally, I wouldn’t use neem oil on edible leaves.

Alana Kuhnert says

So I just discovered spider mites on a plant. I sprayed them off with sink hose and then just did the soap and water spray. I ordered neem oil and will be here in a couple days. How often should I spray the soap mixture and the neem oil ? And then for preventative purpose…how often would I spray the neem oil ? Thank you

Amy Andrychowicz says

Oh, bummer to hear your plant has spider mites! Neem oil has a residual effect, so you only need to spray the plant every few weeks. Here’s more info about how to use it… How To Use Neem Oil On Plants.

Maria Montrond says

Hi I have an indoor plant infested with spider web.i don’t have neem oil, is there any other oil to substitute for neem?

Amy Andrychowicz says

Oh bummer, sorry to hear that you plant is infested with spider mites. Simply keeping the humidity high is usually enough to get rid of them. But, you could also try horticultural oil, or regularly washing the laves with insecticidal soap as alternatives to neem oil.

Kathy Stanford says

Hi, I don’t have any Neem oil but do have powdered sulfur. I just sprayed a solution of 1/2 t. sulfur and 1t. castile soap in 1 L of water on my plant. Have you ever done this? Or has anyone else? It’s an Elephant Ear and I’ve moved it away from my other plants. I really don’t want them on my orchids!

Amy Andrychowicz says

No, I have never tried using powdered sulfur, and I’ve never heard of using it for killing spider mites either. So I can’t speak to it. Good luck, I hope it works for you! рџ™‚

Do we leave the unscented Castile soap, neem oil & tepid water mixture spray on the plant? Are we supposed to pour it on the soil too?

Amy Andrychowicz says

Yes, you can leave the neem oil/soap solution on the plant. You don’t need to pour it into the soil unless you see bugs in there. Spider mites live and bred on the leaves, so you only need to worry about spraying the foliage to get rid of them. okra and bean plants are totally infested with spider mite..i am spraying with a soap solution every day but not much result..I’ll try ur tips and hope for the best

Amy Andrychowicz says

Oh no, sorry to hear your plants have spider mites! You could also try the neem oil solution I mentioned above to see if that takes care of them. Good luck!

Spider mites are one of the most destructive houseplant pests and they multiply quickly. But spider mites are fairly easy to prevent and control.

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Pros and cons of Hempcrete

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What is Hempcrete?

Hempcrete is a bio-composite material that contains a mixtures of hemp, hurds and lime. Like other plant products, hemp absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as it grows, retaining the carbon and releasing the oxygen. Hemp structures date back to roman times and have a lower carbon footprint than many materials. Slowly but surely it is becoming a building material of choice for many who want a sustainable and affordable type of building material. Pretty cool if you ask me!

Its use in con s truction is a small but growing output from hemp farming in the UK, it’s mainly used to provide fibres for quilt insulation. However, Hempcrete can also be used to build houses, with the use of hemp blocks. Hemp blocks ensure humidity regulation, acoustic insulation, as well as protection and fire resistance.

It’s ten times stronger than concrete and one sixth of the weight! With all these factors considered, we’ve decided to delve deeper into the revelation of Hempcrete and came up with some advantages and disadvantages of the material.

• Non-toxic building material — Hempcrete is generally quite a benign material, fewer pesticides and herbicides are used for farming creating less environmental damage due to the use of toxins on the fields.
• Hempcrete stores heat in the thermal mass of its wall which is then released slowly as the building cools down. This means when you open a window all your heat isn’t going to flow straight out.
• Hemp is the only building material that can remove carbon from the air. Other methods of insulation such as fiberglass have a significant carbon footprint.
• It’s resistant against mold as it’s moisture absorbent. One square meter of hemp wall can absorb up to 14 litres of water which can be released into the ground or recycled.

• The crop requires liberal use of fertilizer, which can have a negative impact on our ecosystem.
• There is a somewhat lack of builders/architects who are familiar with the product.
• The up-front costs in using Hempcrete can add 8%-12% to the overall price of a home.
• Hemp is not always as readily available as traditionally building materials like concrete.

Since the 1950s the UK construction industry have used synthetic, processed, chemical based materials. This of course has resulted in some homes being prone to damp, and containing harmful levels of toxic chemicals.

Unlike concrete, Hempcrete blocks are fairly lightweight which can dramatically reduce the energy used to transport the blocks. It acts as an insulator and moisture regulator whilst lacking the brittleness of concrete meaning no expansion joints are required. But it’s also very important to consider that concrete is extremely low maintenance and needs fewer repairs, making it a solid investment.

Evidently from a green sustainable point of view, Hempcrete is your winner! But which form of building material do you prefer and why? Is Hempcrete the way forward?

Hempcrete is a bio-composite material that contains a mixtures of hemp, hurds and lime. Like other plant products, hemp absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as it grows, retaining the carbon…

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Strawberry Kush Strain: A Strong, Sweet Tasting Hybrid

The Strawberry Kush strain is a slightly sweet hybrid that can be found in a throughout North America. The name is relatively common, but it is most often used in reference to a cross between the Strawberry Cough and OG Kush strains.

Strawberry Kush Strain: Strawberry Cough X OG Kush

I came across this batch of the Strawberry Kush strain on my latest trip to HTC in Van Nuys, CA. I’d never come across this strain before, but the sweet strawberry aroma drew me in right away.

Some quick research told me that the Strawberry Kush moniker typically refers to a clone-only, Indica-dominant hybrid that is known for its sweet taste and soothing effects. Of course it’s entirely possible that a slightly different cross could have received the same name over the years.

That being said, I wasn’t entirely sure of what to expect this time around. I had only my sense of smell and the word of the budtender, who informed me that this batch of Strawberry Kush was in fact an Indica-dominant hybrid.

How Might The Strawberry Kush Strain Affect Me?

This batch of the Strawberry Kush strain had a similar sweet, floral aroma that I’ve come to know and love from the Strawberry Cough strain. That being said, this light berry scent was accompanied by deeper hashy undertones.

“Medicating with this strain was a great way to relieve minor pains in my body towards the tail end of the day.”

As is often the case when smoking or vaporizing cannabis, the effects of the Strawberry Kush strain started to present themselves almost instantly. I began to notice a mellow body buzz creep in after about 5 minutes.

Medicating with this strain was a great way to relieve minor pains in my body towards the tail end of the day. I found it to be an outstanding source of stress relief also.

Overall, I would consider the Strawberry Kush strain to be a good introductory strain for new medical marijuana patients. The slight strawberry flavor is a treat for the palette, and its effects could benefit those suffering from neuropathic pain, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and more.

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Strawberry Kush Strain: Strawberry Cough X OG Kush

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This strain is sure to have you feeling up and active after use due to its sativa-dominant genetics. Maui Kush is recommended for anyone dealing with depression, chronic fatigue, general pain, or PTSD. Flavor Profile: Citrus, Pineapple, Tropical, Spicy. Potency may vary per batch. Batch-specific lab results are available in-store.

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The Endocannabinoid system and stress response (implication in fatigue and burn-out)

By Tanja Bagar

Dr. Tanja Bagar is a microbiologist with a PhD in Biomedicine. She has gained extensive research experience in biotechnology, molecular biology and cell signaling in laboratories in Slovenia, Germany and the UK. Her focus has mainly been on the endocannabinoid system and active substances from cannabis/hemp. Her work led to the formation of the International Institute for Cannabinoids (ICANNA), where she is the CEO and chairman of the Expert Council. She is also the deputy director and head of R&D in an environmental company. She is active in the academic sphere as well. She lectures on microbiology and is the dean of the master’s program of Ecoremediations at the Faculty Alma Mater Europaea.

The endocannabinoid system (ECS)

The more the endocannabinoid system is studied to more we are fascinated with its vital function in health and disease. At the basis the endocannabinoid system is a signalling system, enabling the cells of our body to communicate. Communication between cells, tissues and systems is vital for all multicellular organisms and the more complex and evolved organisms are the higher is the importance of cellular communications. The basic setup needed for cellular communication or signalling is similar as in all communications. We need to know what message we want to send (a signalling molecule) and to who we want to send it to (who has the right receptors or antennas). Cells typically communicate using chemical signals. These are different types of molecules (cannabinoids are just one of many) produced by a sending cell and released into the extracellular space. There, they can float – like messages in a bottle – over to neighbouring cells or into circulation.

Figure 1: schematic representation of cell signalling (source:

Not all cells can “hear” a particular message. In order to detect a signal a cell must have the right receptor for that signal. When a signalling molecule binds to its receptor a shift takes place triggering a change inside of the cell. Signalling molecules are often called ligands, a general term for molecules that bind specifically to other molecules (such as receptors). A signalling molecule and receptor recognize each other based on a unique 3D molecular structure. In essence a receptor will bind a molecule if its structure fits the receptors binding site in a very similar way as a key fits a keyhole. If it’s a match the doors will open and if not, nothing will happen. If a signalling molecule and a receptor are a match, a cascade of downstream reactions will take place, ultimately, leading to a change in the cell, such as alteration in the expression of a gene or even the induction of a new process, such as cell division, apoptosis. Such communication not only enables the cells to respond to changes in the extracellular environment, adapt to these changes and thrive but also exchange signals between cells, tissues, organs, and whole body. These basic principles of intracellular communication are important since they are also fundamental in understanding the endocannabinoid system.

Figure 2: schematic representation of signal transduction (

The role of the endocannabinoid system is very complex. It affects the majority of the systems in our bodies and the cannabinoid receptors are expressed (in different density) on majority of cell types. So describing what exactly it does, is not an easy task, as it regulates the biochemistry of vast majority of estimated 37 trillion cells in our body. Research has shown that the endocannabinoid system functions as an SOS mechanism that is activated whenever our bodies are out of balance for whatever reason. So for example it is activated when we suffer from a physical injury, when we encounter pathologic microbes and also when we feel emotional pain or are under stress.

We now understand the ECS to serves as a general protective mechanism, starting at the cellular level, proceeding to the tissues, organs, body and our general well-being. The ECS is turned on, when the cellular homeostasis is out of balance. It is like the first line of defence to go off, activating all other mechanisms needed to return to homeostasis as soon as possible.

Figure 3: Representation of homeostatic mechanism and the role of cannabinoids (source: Institute ICANNA)

What is stress and how much is too much?

Life in today’s modern society is giving many challenges to our endocannabinoid system and this can lead to exhaustion of the supply of endocannabinoids and other systems. If we take a look at one ordinary day, getting up, getting ourselves and kids ready for work and school, all in a hurry, being in traffic, responsible and stressful jobs, challenging relationships, toxic environment, contaminated food, water and air. it is obvious that in one ordinary day our ECS is facing more challenges than it would in a month or longer some 100 years ago. If our endocannabinoid system is constantly challenged over a longer period of time, this vital SOS mechanism can start to dysfunction. It can dysfunction either by not producing endocannabinoids when we need then, or producing endocannabinoids when we do not need them. This is usually one of the first steps in the development of chronic disease, the first domino to fall in a complex falling domino chain, leading to symptoms and disease. The majority of experts agree that many if not all chronic medical conditions carry an element of stress in their development, and stress is actually considered to be the epidemic of the 21st century.

The fight/flight response has always been a part of our physiology and has served human kind very well most of the time. in keeping us safe and enabling us to access energy when we needed to fight or escape a dangerous situation. It also serves as a protective SOS mechanism in many aspects similar to the ECS.

When our mind perceives a situation as stressful it communicates this stress to our pituitary gland, which then releases hormones to the adrenal glands, which in turn releases more hormones to communicate with other cells and organs within the body. This fight or flight response activates the sympathetic nervous system, inhibits the parasympathetic nervous system, and mobilizes the necessary energies to overcome these stressors. This is known as the HPA (hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal) axis. In case of perceived stress, the adrenal gland will produce cortisol (among other things), known as the stress hormone. Increased production of cortisol results in the increased availability of glucose, as it is an energy mobilization hormone, in order to facilitate fighting or fleeing, but cortisol also suppresses the highly demanding metabolic processes of the immune system, resulting in further availability of glucose.

Figure 5: The HPA axis (source: Institute Icanna)

Our body also reacts with a flight/fight response to everyday situation and this continuous or repetitive exposure to stress is not something our bodies cope well with. We see a staggering increase in chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia and burnout, to name only a few that have been connected with prolonged exposure to unresolved stress.

Are we coping?

In a healthy body the stress-response system is self-limiting but often we do not notice the warning signals that we are under chronic stress. The signs may range from the tiredness you feel for a few days after recovering from an illness to debilitating fatigue that interferes with life and doesn’t go away with rest, to recurring infections, to headaches and digestion issues.

What does the ECS have to do with it (HPA – ECS crosstalk)?

The hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis (HPA axis or HTPA axis) is in fact a very complex set of direct influences and feedback interactions among the three components: the hypothalamus, the pituitary and the adrenal glands. Even the adrenal gland themselves are more then just cortisol producers: they produce over 50 hormones (adrenaline, aldosterone, DHEA, testosterone, progesterone and other). The ECS is very closely involved with our stress responses in many aspects, from the perception of a situation, to biochemical reactions and all the way to regulation of our responses and behaviours in stressful situations. The ECS is in fact involved in the perception of stress, the production of neurotransmitters, the production of hormones of the HPA axis and production of cortisol, the functions of the feedback loops, in practically all aspects of stress responses.

From what we understand so far, the ECS is a vital and integral part of perception of stress, in a sense an interface between stimulus input and responses at the synaptic and behavioural levels. The ECS helps us in defining the importance of the situation, determining how big of a treat it is and to tune the right behavioural responses, which are essential for the organism’s long-term viability, homeostasis and stress resilience.

Figure 6: The brain regions with high cannabinoid receptor density (source:

When we look at the brain regions involved in stress processing, we see that these regions also have a high density of cannabinoid receptors. We know that besides the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, also the amygdala, prefrontal cortex and hippocampus respond to stress and influence our reactions and behaviour during stress. All these regions also have high density of cannabinoid receptors. So already anatomically we see a good overlap of the two systems. Since the brain regions involved in stress processing are also well equipped with the machinery of the ECS, and we know that cannabinoids modulate synaptic transmission, it is evident that the neuronal reactions that follow exposure to stress can be modulated by adequate ECS reactions. At the neuronal synapses cannabinoids function as retrograde messengers, binding to presynaptic receptors which in turn mediate the suppression of neurotransmitter release, leading to either transient short-term or long-term reduction of synaptic transmission. In a way this means the cannabinoids turn down the volume of the noise in our brain (reduce the amount of messages that travel from one neuron to the other). We all know from our own experience that when we have too much stress factors during the day and we are not coping well, we have this feeling of noise in our brain that we often cannot turn down when its time to rest in the evening.

Many elements of the ECS are involved in stress responses, from the receptors, to endocannabinoids, to their precursors and involved enzymes. So we can look at the ECS as a modulator between the outside and inside world. It acts via many different mechanisms, resulting in either enhancement or suppression of the neurons in the brain regions involved in anxiety, fear and stress. Essentially ECS functions as a brake mechanism used to fine-our reactions. The ECS is mostly silent and turns on the brake when there is too much activity.

So how can this knowledge help us deal with stress?

When we notice that our body is not coping with the challenges its time for action.

The first step is to feed the ECS and see if this will do the job. The foods we choose to eat, the supplements we take, and the variety of meals and drinks consumed over time have an effect on the level endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors that the human body can produce. The life style choices can care and feed the ECS or disrupt is. We know that omega 3 fatty acids are precursors for the production of endocannabinoids, so a steady supply of omega 3 is vital of a functioning ECS. When our bodies need to produce endocannabinoids and do not have the necessary building blocks, regardless of how many stimuli there are, our cells cannot produce endocannabinoids. So in essence, the SOS system is turned off.

As Aristotle said, health comes from the gut, and this is true also for the ECS. Our microbiome is in communication and interaction with the ECS and signalling is happening in both directions. A healthy microbiome is critical for a well-functioning ECS in many ways. One is that many of the endocananabinoids are in fact produced in the gut, the other is the brain-gut connection, where many of the neuronal activities are effected by messenger molecules sent by the beneficial or non-beneficial microbes in our gut.

So all in all, it is vital that we have a healthy, beneficial microbial population in our gut and elsewhere in our bodies, for our ECS to function properly. Some foods such as extra virgin olive oil contain phenolic compounds and other bioactive compounds which may encourage enhanced expression of cannabinoid receptors. So diverse plant based food is a good step in caring for the ECS.


If making changes in food choices and life style does not help adequately its time to consider supplementation with phytocannabinoids. Cannabidiol or CBD is the phytocannabinoid that has been best studied in stress prevention and management. Many research articles have studied the effect of CBD on anxiety, depression, stress and other mood disorders. The common denominator of the studies is that CBD offers relief from these symptoms, employing many different mechanisms. To underline the data from research labs, results from users of CBD worldwide is are showing very similar results.

CBD can be used as a preventive measure as it functions as a guardian molecule, it shields the cells from the effects of stress. It regulates and fine tunes the HPA axis, helping to maintain the proper functioning of our biochemistry even in persistent or unpredicted stress situations. It was shown that CBD offer protection to the adrenal glands, thyroid and the brain during periods of unpredicted stress, something we can all relate to.

On the other hand, if we are already suffering from a wide range of symptoms related to stress, like fatigue, sleep disorders, immune issues, digestion problems or other symptoms, CBD may also offer relief. CBD can, to some extent, do what our endocannabinoids should be doing. It regulates how much cortisol and neurotransmitters we produce and can give us the needed distance from stressful situation. Using CBD as a part of recovering strategy from burn out and fatigue has proven very successful. It helps with neurogenesis in brain regions damaged from prolonged/unpredicted stress, offers cardiovascular protection and modulation of the entire HPA axis. The body can regenerate, when we can turn down to volume of the surrounding world, rest, digest and restore balance. And cannabinoids can aid significantly in this pursuit.

Dr. Mecoulam’s words: “the plant cannabinoids are a neglected pharmacological treasure trove” prove to be very adequate also when addressing stress, the epidemic of the 21st century.

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) The more the endocannabinoid system is studied to more we are fascinated with its vital function in health and disease. At the basis the endocannabinoid system is a signalling system, enabling the cells of our body to communicate. Communication between cells, tissues and systems is vital for all multicellular organisms and the more complex and

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How To Tell Sex Of Your Cannabis Plants

Sexing cannabis plants is really just finding out whether they are male or female, this can be very important for various reasons, ranging from a breeding project to extensive phenotype hunting. Knowing how and when to tell if your plants are male or female will give you an advantage when growing indoors.

In this article, we explain how to tell the sex of your Cannabis plants, what traits to look for, and what can go wrong.

1. The First Signs of Pre-Flowers

When growing from seed, Cannabis plants will spend the earliest stage of their life cycle focusing on the root, leaf, and stem production.

On the basis that a grower keeps a plant growing under 18 hours of light with high humidity levels of close to 75%, for 5-6 weeks then the plants will begin to show preflowers.

After your plants grow to the 6th or 7th internode, you will be able to identify by eye potential male or female traits.

Cannabis plants that are put into flowering from the seedling stage, will still require 3-4 weeks before the first signs of pre-flowers appear. These are the very first signs of the Cannabis plant’s sex and will either be a tiny male or female pre-flower.

Some cultivars may produce pre-flowers faster than others, however, all plants will reveal themselves around the same time. There is absolutely no need to worry about identifying male plants early on, as they will not be able to produce pollen until a much later time.

2. Male Plant Characteristics

The number one fear any beginner grower has when working with regular sex seedlings is to allow a male to pollinate the entire crop. There is no need to be concerned if your intention is to pheno hunt all the female plants, as removing males before they produce sacs will cause no need for concern.

Male Cannabis plants will produce pre-flowers in the same places as the females. Not only does this make distinguishing between the two early on even more difficult, but it may also take a few weeks before you can completely confirm you have a male plant.

You will notice between the upper internodes, there will be a small cluster of miniature oval-shaped balls. As they mature, you will notice they are attached to a tiny stem and will become bigger and turn green.

• Top Tip: It is best to wait until you can identify the male characteristics, before throwing any plants out of the garden. Do not be overzealous and potentially discard a female plant.

3. Female Plant Characteristics

It is much easier to spot a female preflower, as you are only looking for a thin, hair shaped pistil. When these emerge from between the internodes, they will look like a white eyelash or a tiny blade of grass.

Over time, white hairs will begin to grow amongst the new growth and can be very hard to spot. Double-check what you identify as the female preflower, and wait until you can clearly see a white pistil.

After the first signs of pistils emerge, over the following weeks, the female plants will begin to display an abundance of pistils. This is where plants require higher amounts of Phosphorus and Potassium encouraging flower production and produce buds.

• Top Tip: It is best to use a magnifying glass, or loupe for checking trichomes to double-check. It may take a week or two before you can confidently say you have a female.

4. Using Feminized Seeds or Clones

The only sure way to determine sex before your plants reach maturity is to c lone the plant. T his could be achieved by taking a clone from any plant.

Growing with Cannabis seeds or clones, that are guaranteed to be all-female, has many advantages from the small-scale bedroom grower, to the large commercial ones.

Cut one of the branches then put into a small cup with medium and let to grow for a few days. After the clone’s roots have developed a bit, place it under a 12/12 life cycle.

Soon, the plant will reach maturity and show its sex, because clones share the same DNA as the plant where it was taken from, the clone will show the sex the main plant has.

Note: This tip cannot be used with autoflowers because they start flowering based on age and not photoperiod.

If you are not working on a breeding project and your goal is to grow as many female plants as possible, then using feminized seeds or clones is the most practical route to take.

The Benefits

• This will guarantee that the plants you produce will be 100% female, meaning that prior to flowering, there is no requirement to pull plants out of the grow room. This eliminates any waste of space, nutrients, and growing medium.

• Large scale Sea of Green operations can be set up, without the need to worry about any male plants. This means the crop will not be cross-contaminated with pollen and become seeded and commercial useless.

• Working with clones is an excellent way to grow something that has already been verified. Usually, highly desirable clones can be vouched for by another grower or will have lots of information to research online.

5. In Conclusion

Knowing how to identify male and female Cannabis plants when using regular seeds, is vital to ensuring an all-female crop is maintained.

We recommend you take your time before throwing out any plants and be prepared to allow male plants to mature enough to see their pollen sacs forming.

Sexing cannabis plants is really just finding out whether they are male or female, this can be very important for various reasons, ranging from a breeding proje

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Create these 10 Characters all smoking weed. Do each character individually and one large image of all of them together. Feel free to use your imagination. They could be smoking out of a joint, bong or anything crazy! If i like your work i have a ton of future projects as well.

1. Goku from Dragonball z
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Hey! I posted Naruto and Songo Ku. Check them out. I’m curious if you like it. I read your comments but I wonder what pose or facial expression you would suggest.

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Nearly done with my complete entry. It will be uploaded either tomorrow, or early the following day at the very latest.

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    below is the kind of detail id like to see in each character. not the background. but the character itself needs to be very cool and creative

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    Hi. what do you think about putting a bit of originality so that the characters do not stop so copied. For example, do goku with a shirt with marijuana leaf or make naruto with dreadlocks (it’s an example) what do you think?

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    Definitely ! Considered adding dreadlocks to one or two characters but wasn’t sure.

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    Hi. What about mine please

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        thanks for showing. i know i was not happy when i saw that entry!

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        Please await my entry! I will submit before the closing date!

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        Vader smoking out of a lightsaber
        spongebob out of a pineapple bong

        ideas like that i like!

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          sorry this is the price. this is seen as an audition as i have a ton of future work for the winner

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              How to ship weed through the mail

              New guidelines from the US Postal Service reveal the federal agency will now ship and deliver some cannabis products. Specifically, hemp products.

              As first reported by Kight on Cannabis, the USPS “quietly released” the memo earlier this month. The letter cites the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills, which federally permitted and expanded hemp cultivation throughout the US in states that legalized weed. The guidelines state the USPS will only handle cannabis products made from hemp that contains less than 0.3 percent THC.

              Hemp is a form of cannabis that contains negligible amounts of THC, so it won’t get anyone buzzed. In recent years, its cultivation has grown popular in the US for extracting CBD, a non-intoxicating compound with medicinal properties.

              Related: The World’s Shittiest Blunts

              Of course, the US government won’t make mailing weed products easy. First, to ship hemp or hemp products through the USPS, mailers must fill out a form confirming they are sending hemp and only hemp. Lying on the self-certification statement could subject the mailer to federal perjury laws.

              Second, only licensed industrial hemp producers can mail hemp products. So, think twice before sending some dank shatter hash to your buddy out in South Dakota.

              Cannabis has been legal to varying degrees at the state levels since the 1990s, when California first approved medical cannabis. But even after Colorado and Washington state launched America’s first recreational or adult-use cannabis sales, the USPS forbade mailing any cannabis products through the postal system in accordance with federal law.

              Despite the USPS’s ban, people kept sending weed through the postal system. In 2017, the agency discovered over 900 packages containing weed in Colorado alone.

              The USPS memo does not change federal law, but rather it clarifies shipping rules now that hemp is federally legal. According to Marijuana Moment, the US Department of Agriculture, which oversees hemp nationwide, plans to issue new, comprehensive regulations for the plant sometime next year.

              New guidelines from the USPS reveal that the federal agency will now ship and deliver hemp. But you still should think twice before sending some dank to your buddy out in South Dakota.

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              OG Kush – First Grow

              Я помню, что беспокоился о сборе урожая слишком рано, возможно, иметь некоторые остаточные PM, не давая ему достаточно высохнуть, и еще больше до тех пор, пока я выдыхал my первую чашу..

              И тогда ничего из этого не имело значения. Особенно, когда вы дышите дым/паром, свежий сосновый таз оставляет вас с этим большим послевкусием, почти мятный свежий. И то же самое можно сказать и о высоком!

              Я курил некоторые действительно отличные штаммы в последнее время, но для my первого grow я хотел что-то, что может быть действительно особенным, и я бы сказал, что Dinafem доставил. Высокий действительно чувствует себя свежим и почти euphoric (это может быть только я:) но я бы сказал, что вы, конечно, будете оставлены поднятым. Но, как ни странно, в то же время, я, вероятно, был больше камнями, чем был за долгое время! Я бы сравнил его с интенсивным курением масла, а также с тем, как оно накапливается на вас в ближайшие несколько минут. Это очень странное чувство, что запеченный, но также чувствую себя так ясно голова и свежий, но я абсолютно люблю это!

              Когда он изнашивается, у тебя есть глубокое чувство расслабления, это действительно помогает с my болью. К сожалению, я не думаю, что я вылечил достаточно, чтобы действительно получить отличные запахи лайма и diesel, но вы, конечно, получите вкус этих!

              В целом очень впечатлен Dinafems OG Kush, он оправдал my ожидания и многое другое. Очень рад, что я пошел с этими семенами!

              Bio bizz nutes were just a breeze to use!

              Being a complete beginner, I’m more than sure I overfed my plants, and as far as I could see at least, the plants handled it just fine! I also didn’t pay any attention at all to ph and just let the organic materials and microbes do their thing, and despite all of that, these nutrients were very forgiving.

              Definitely recommend if you’re a beginner, and from what I see on other diaries, an experienced grower can get much more out of them.

              Honestly not sure what difference this made really? I just used it as was recommended to me – I’ll probably have to do a grow without it before I can really comment.

              4 stars since I can definitely say it caused no harm.

              И так это заканчивается! My первый grow.

              Какая поездка была! Особенно с медицинскими проблемами, которые у меня были недавно, мне кажется, что я действительно прошла через путешествие с этими растениями. И my урожай тоже совпал с тем, что я наконец-то стал лучше и вышел из леса!

              Я действительно не ожидал многого, когда начал здесь – мне просто случилось просмотреть специальный онлайн для полного набора палаток, это было в основном все, что мне нужно, чтобы начать grow, и я решил просто прыгнуть прямо там, не зная многого другого. В конце концов, я пытался узнать столько, сколько мог, прежде чем семена прибыли, но это было все еще довольно нервный рэккинг!

              Я думаю, что в конечном итоге мне стало намного удобнее с my растением, и решил экспериментировать со всем, что мог. Так что немного LST, топпинг, много дефолиации, и my первый DIY scrog сети. Это также был очень короткий grow, поэтому я никогда не пробовал достаточно каждого метода, чтобы действительно получить преимущества, но я определенно достиг my главной цели обучения столько, сколько мог! Я думаю, что у меня довольно хорошее представление о том, как будет идти my следующая шкала grow, и просто зная, что это заставляет меня возбуждаться!

              My свет также был не самым большим, но я на самом деле очень впечатлен тем, что я получил от свободного 300w двойного спектра CFL. OG Kush особенно продемонстрировал отсутствие проникновения от CFL – я определенно собираюсь с либо светодиодом или Cob следующий grow. На самом деле, я так зацепился, что решил разорвать весь шкаф, в котором находится my палатка, и перестроить многокамерную гибридную систему освещения для grow ений/клон/цветок, чтобы я мог постоянно вращать растения и получать несколько клонов. И что еще более важно, разобраться в my вентиляции и текущих стесненных условиях оборудования.

              В конце концов, узнав столько, сколько я мог (даже как сделать некоторые сотовые bho:), у меня остались 3 цели, чтобы достичь, которые я добавил по пути.

              1. Успешно достичь конца my первого урожая – определенно добрался туда:)

              2. Заполните 3 маленьких стеклянных банок, которые вы видите на my фото – они обычно держат около 10 г, поэтому я надеялся на 30г в основном. В конечном итоге с 20 г OG kush и 9 г ВВП, и я также был очень либеральным с тем, что я назвал попкорн почки, так что достаточно отделки, чтобы получить мне 2 г extract соты. И по объему сдвига, я мог бы заполнить 4 банки, так что другая цель достигла:)

              3. И как последняя, последняя, полностью там цель – grow некоторые, если не лучшие сорняки, которые я когда-либо курил. Я специально получил эти семена, основанные на репутации штаммов и, в частности, отзывы о штамме Dinafem, и я никогда не курил OG Kush раньше, так что у меня была надежда.. Это еще слишком рано, чтобы позвонить, мне нужно было дать ему гораздо более длительное лечение, но если вы прочитаете my обзор напряжения выше, я думаю, что это может быть только один!

              Так что на данный момент, может быть, до my следующего дневника, потому что я собираюсь немного сумасшедший ученый с моим grow space в первую очередь. Но я точно вернусь.

              Спасибо всем, кто помог мне и только что дал мне такую большую поддержку и поддержку!
              Счастливый рост!

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              Does Hemp Seed Contain Phytic Acid?

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              Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant, but before you get too concerned or excited, you should know that it’s not the same as marijuana. The hemp plant and its seeds contain only tiny amounts of THC, which is the compound in marijuana that produces a high. Consequently, eating hemp seeds will not mellow you out or give you the munchies. Hemp seeds are also unlikely to cause many gastrointestinal problems because they don’t contain any phytic acid.

              Hemp Seeds

              The hemp plant has been used by various cultures around the globe for thousands of years. It can be made into paper, clothes, soap, fuel and food. Hemp plants produce seeds, which are very high in nutrition. They are an excellent source of complete protein, which means they contain all the essential amino acids your body cannot produce. Hemp seed is also a very good source of fiber and essential fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids, and it contains many vitamins and minerals in trace amounts. Possession and consumption of hemp seeds is legal in the United States and Canada, but using them to grow plants is a gray area due to their association with marijuana. That’s why many hemp seeds are sterilized by radiation before they are sold or imported into the U.S.

              Easily Digested

              Unlike many seeds, nuts, beans and legumes, your body can easily digest and absorb hemp seeds and derive nutrients from them. Most seeds, grains and legumes need to be soaked, dried, cooked and/or sprouted to deactivate toxins and compounds usually referred to as anti-nutrients. Toxins and anti-nutrients, such as phytic acid, often cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain, flatulence and diarrhea. They can also interfere with the absorption of nutrients.

              Phytic Acid

              Phytic acid is called an anti-nutrient because it’s indigestible and prevents your body from absorbing nutrients, especially minerals needed in small amounts such as zinc and iron but also macro-minerals such as calcium and magnesium and the B vitamin niacin. Phytic acid makes minerals and niacin unavailable to your body because it chelates or attaches to them and drags them out of the body. Phytic acid plays important roles for the seeds and grains that it’s in, but it can wreak havoc in human bodies and contribute to mineral and vitamin deficiencies. Hemp seeds are unusual in that they contain no phytic acid, so you can eat them raw without any special preparations.

              Rich Sources of Phytic Acid

              Foods that contain high levels of phytic acid include sesame seeds, linseed, Brazil nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybeans and pinto beans. Consequently, these foods are typically prepared in same fashion before consumption. For example, sesame seeds and peanuts are usually roasted to destroy phytic acid and render it harmless.

              Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant, but before you get too concerned or excited, you should know that it’s not the same as marijuana. The hemp plant and its seeds contain only tiny amounts of THC, which is the compound in marijuana that produces a high. Consequently, eating hemp seeds will not …

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              There’s A ‘Legal High’ You Can Buy Online, And It Isn’t Cannabis

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              A recent study by a group of scientists in Bern, Switzerland examining a cannabinoid extracted from a rare moss-like plant–a member of the liverwort family–growing only in Japan, New Zealand, and Costa Rica has revealed potentially useful properties that may be valuable for people suffering with inflammation and chronic pain.

              Liverwort (Radula perrottetii)

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              What’s even more interesting is that this moss is distantly related to a plant we are quite familiar with–Cannabis Sativa which has more recently emerged as a potential approach for treating seizures, multiple sclerosis, inflammation, and many chronic medical conditions.

              Thus far, the researchers do not understand why this specific liverwort–which has a different way of living and reproducing compared with Cannabis—would harbor a compound so similar to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component found in marijuana. (It was previously believed that the only plant that produces THC was Cannabis Sativa.)

              What they do realize is that the cannabinoid isolated from this liverwort, and THC found in Cannabis are chemically similar , but also produce quite similar effects in the brains of mammals.

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              The study was recently published in the Journal, Science Advances.

              PET was first described in 1994 by the Japanese phytochemist, Yoshinori Asakawa. But it wasn’t until Jürg Gertsch from the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the University of Bern, evaluated the similarity of this compound in structure and activity to THC in the brains of mammals that the significance became more relevant.

              Several years ago, Gertsch noticed that liverworts were being promoted online as “legal highs”, used by recreational and medicinal users in Switzerland, New Zealand, as well as other areas of the world. But no research had been done to evaluate the pharmacological properties of the cannabinoids contained in the plant. Gertsch joined forces with his colleague, Erick Carreira, from the Department of Chemistry at the ETH Zürich, and proceeded to compare THC and PET.

              Using an animal model (mice), the team demonstrated that PET reaches the brain relatively easily, but activates cannabinoid receptors– CB1 and CB2 receptors–to a much weaker degree compared with THC. As a result, a key difference between the two compounds is that PET is much less psychoactive compared with THC, making it more attractive for medicinal as opposed to recreational purposes. But PET’s more potent anti-inflammatory effects, compared with THC, based on initial studies, certainly became a point of further interest.

              Gertsch believes that PET’s more robust anti-inflammatory effect in the brain compared with THC, makes it noteworthy, especially if you consider its potential medical applications.

              “It’s astonishing that only two species of plants, separated by 300 million years of evolution, produce psychoactive cannabinoids,” said Gertsch in a press release.

              And it turns out that the Maori people, indigenous to New Zealand, have utilized the liverwort plant for centuries as a traditional medicine for treating abnormalities of the liver or digestive issues.

              “The work of Jürg Gertsch and colleagues is a prominent advance in understanding the role of plants beyond cannabis on the endocannabinoid system,” said Ethan Russo M.D., a neurologist, and Director of Research and Development for International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI). “Perrottetinene from the liverwort, Radula marginata, has proven to stimulate weakly the CB1 receptor where THC and the endocannabinoids, anandamide (ANA) and 2-arachidonyl glycerol (2-AG) also bind.

              “Although this activity was proven via positive effects on the mouse tetrad of hypothermia (lowered temperature), catalepsy (frozen behavior), hypolocomotion (decreased movement) and analgesia (pain reduction), and was demonstrated to enter the brain, it is unlikely to become a major target of recreation users because of its relatively low potency and especially since liverworts are very slow growing and difficult to cultivate.” added Russo.

              Russo also explained that “perrottetinene differs from THC in a key way that makes it potentially useful medically, in that it reduces levels of prostaglandins D2 and E2 in the brain without producing COX inhibition, and thus may provide an effective anti-inflammatory and pain killer with a low risk of intoxication, formation of ulcers, or production of heart attacks or strokes.

              Russo explained that this finding should prompt additional biochemical prospecting in other liverwort species in this frequently overlooked group of “primitive” plants.

              Jeffrey C. Raber, Ph.D., a chemist with expertise in cannabinoid physiology and CEO of The Werc Shop, an independent testing laboratory in Southern California, also sees the potential upside of perrottetinene from a clinical standpoint as well, but realizes that cultivating and extraction of the compound may be challenging, but could be overcome with creativity and ingenuity.

              “The stereochemistry of this compound suggests it may possess interesting clinical potential with minimized psychoactive side effect,” explained Raber. “Obtaining significant quantities of pure compound may be challenging initially, but viable natural based or synthetic routes may both be developed should it prove of interest to do so.”

              PET less psychoactive compared with THC

              It’s well known that low doses of THC may offer therapeutic potential when it comes to treating various chronic illnesses. But THC is limited from a therapeutic standpoint due to a strong psychoactive effect at higher doses, other than being illegal at this time.

              As previously mentioned, in contrast to THC, PET inhibits the production of inflammatory prostaglandins in the brain. As a result, PET likely has an effect on cannabinoid receptors which interact with our endogenous endocannabinoids. Certainly more preclinical studies of various models of chronic and inflammatory pain will be necessary to better understand its role in this setting.

              To obtain adequate amounts of PET from the liverwort plant, Gertsch collaborated with his colleague, Erick Carreira, whose team developed a new synthetic way to preserve the 3-D structure of the compound on a molecular level.

              “The present study is a prime example of how new synthetic concepts can make a contribution towards enriching our pharmacological knowledge of biologically-active natural substances”, said Michael Schafroth, PhD, who studied and worked under the direction of Dr. Carreira, in a press release.

              “Both solid fundamental research in the field of biochemical and pharmacological mechanisms as well as controlled clinical studies are required to carry out cannabinoid research”, added Gertsch.

              With recent legalization of Cannabis in Canada helping to support ongoing support for research and patient interest in using combinations of CBD and THC to treat common conditions such as endometriosis, fibromyalgia and IBS, it’s becoming more apparent that the endocannabinoid system and its associated deficiencies may hold the key to relieving pain and alleviating bothersome symptoms that are difficult to treat.

              Use of CBD (Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceuticals) to treat intractable seizures associated with Dravet syndrome and Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, along with THC (2.7 mg) and CBD (2.5 mg) per spray (nabiximols, Sativex, GW Pharmaceuticals) to treat spasticity associated with MS is supported by published research and has emerged as a viable way to manage these difficult-to-treat conditions when available and standard approaches yield minimal improvement.

              Market aspects of cannabinoids

              As clinicians seek less harmful modalities than opioids for treating chronic pain, PTSD, gastrointestinal, and autoimmune disorders, liverwort and its derivatives may hold promise as a safer therapy. The road to get there will involve not only refining methods of extraction and purification, but a significant amount of preclinical studies in animal models, before it’s ever tested in humans.

              “2018 has seen the phenomenal rise of Cannabis and hemp (CBD) as an alternative therapy to alleviate the symptoms of pain, epilepsy, PTSD, MS, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, GI disorders, and many other chronic conditions,”said Rich Able, a medical device consultant based in Seattle.

              “This is a very exciting time as big liquor and big pharma companies have invested billions of dollars into Cannabis ventures and clinical labs throughout the year,” offered Able. “This trend will continue as clinicians potentially investigate safer plant-based alternative therapies such as liverwort.”

              “Known plant-based compounds like this one [PET] can be challenging to protect with patents, which is one reason why they may not be prioritized by industry,” said Greg Wesner, Chair of Lane Powell’s Intellectual Property Litigation Team, based in Seattle. “Nevertheless, even if the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) itself is not patentable as a chemical entity, it may be possible to obtain patent protection for a drug candidate that combines the API with an effective, patentable drug delivery technology.”

              “Moreover, the API could be the subject of a method of treatment patent if the API is discovered to be a novel treatment for a disease indication,” added Wesner.

              A recent study revealed that a moss-like plant known as a liverwort harbors a cannabinoid with remarkable chemical similarities to THC found in Cannabis, and also yields quite similar effects in the brains of mammals.

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