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Re: Plants Which are BOTH Nutritional and Medicinal
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2016, 05:59:25 pm »
Marijuana wins big!

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November 9, 2016

While the outcome of the presidential election may be contentious, one thing is certain: marijuana is a big winner!   


In the most momentous Election Day in history for the marijuana policy reform movement, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada voted to end marijuana prohibition, and Arkansas, Florida, and North Dakota adopted medical marijuana laws. In Montana, voters approved an initiative to re-establish patients’ access to medical marijuana providers and improve its existing medical marijuana law.

The only dim spot is in Arizona, where the legalization initiative is currently losing 48% to 52%, albeit with tens of thousands of additional ballots to be counted. (Sadly, the measure is likely to lose when the counting concludes in nine days.)

The number of states where marijuana is legal for adults doubled last night — from four to eight — and the first TWO states in the South made medical marijuana legal.

We’re proud of the voters in these states and want to thank all the donors, citizens, elected officials, organizations, and businesses that came together to bring about these victories.

Rob Kampia
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 Washington, D.C.
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Re: Plants Which are BOTH Nutritional and Medicinal
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2017, 02:06:07 pm »
Reporter’s notebook from Colorado: Health or a high

Jan. 1, 2017, 7:19 pm by Elizabeth Hewitt 

https://vtdigger.org/2017/01/01/reporters-notebook-colorado-health-high/

Agelbert NOTE: It's a great article, being both informative and educational about how it works in Colorado with Cannabis (nice pictures too!).

Of course, there is the obligatory, and thoroughly inaccurate, view of a medical doctor about "not having a sufficient body of knowledge about the health benefits of Cannabis". THAT is a bold faced lie. These Quacks that dispense prescription CRAP by the pharmaceutical industry, directly causing over hundred thousand deaths A YEAR, want to get all huffy about "studies" when they are bad mouthing Cannabis. Will the REAL "snake oil" (i.e. the A.M.A.) salesmen ever admit the insidious conflict of interest that makes them favor profit over patient? NOPE.   

HYPOCRITES! The biggest impediment to the FULL legalization of Cannabis is the mens rea duplicity and mendacity practiced by the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry with regard to Cannabis biochemistry. 

Anyway, outside of the silly comments by the Medical Doctor, the article is a good read. Since it was posted on a Vermont webs site, expect a lot of back and forth from Vermonters on the issue.  

There are some enemies of Cannabis here in Vermont that never fail to spout disinformation for the purpose of demonizing Cannabis. But some very well educated Vermonters are always there to politely correct the record, so to speak. 
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New ginger species discovered in African mountains

Alexandra Gerea March 28, 2017

Scientists working in the rugged Kabobo Massif in Congo have identified a new species of ginger, bringing the number of unique species in the area to eight, with five more being currently under study. This highlights the importance of preserving the site, which is one of the most diverse in Africa.


African landscapes have numerous biodiversity hotspots. Though they are not as famous as their counterparts in South America for instance, conservation is just as important. Who knows what valuable plants and medicines await discovery? Depicted here, the Rwenzori Mountains (not a part of this study).

Fifty shades of ginger

You might have thought ginger is a single plant, but there are actually fifty species of ginger spread throughout Africa and Madagascar. Both people and wildlife eat the fruits of many such plans, and the roots are also consumed, though to a lesser extent.

This particular plant has been called Aframomum ngamikkense, after one of the peaks in the Kabobo Massif. Its habitat is confined to 1,500 – 2,500 meters, occurring only in some isolated patches. However, in these patches, it’s very abundant. The plant was discovered during an expedition conducted by researchers from Trento Science Museum and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), with subsequent genetic analysis revealing that it’s a new species. Several frog species and a pangolin are being currently analyzed to confirm whether they too are previously undiscovered species. While scientists are aware of the special biodiversity in the area, it was surprising even to them to see just how rich their findings were. Andrew Plumptre, WCS Senior Scientist, commented:
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Journal Reference: A new species of Aframomum (Zingiberaceae) from D.R. Congo.


“While mountains are known to encourage speciation, it is uncommon to find so many unique species at one site, particularly when we have only made biodiversity surveys over a period of about four months.”

Scientists from WCS have discovered a new species of wild ginger, spicing up a wave of recent wildlife discoveries in the Kabobo Massif. Image credits: A.J. Plumptre/WCS.

They hope that this boon of biodiversity will help conservation efforts in the massif. So far, a total of 558 terrestrial vertebrates and 1,410 plant species have been documented in the area since the 1950s, but civil war and an overall lack of security prevented virtually any conservation effort. The Kabobo Natural Reserve had its boundaries formally approved in December 2016 by the Provincial Governor of Tanganyika Province and while this is a laudable first step, it is still only a first step.

Now, a conservation plan has been devised for the Kobobo Massif, combined with the nearby Ngandja Reserves and Luama Katanga Reserve, which together cover 2,683 square miles (6,951 square kilometers). Deo Kujirakwinja, WCS Project manager in Kabobo, believes both internal and external efforts are vital to the sustainable management of the reserve, and identifying new species can go a long way to that objective — drawing international attention to the importance of the area and harboring a sense of pride in nearby communities.

http://www.zmescience.com/science/biology/ginger-species-congo-28032017/





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Ginger family

Zingiberaceae  or the ginger family is a family of flowering plants made up of about 50 genera with a total of about 1600 known species[2] of aromatic perennial herbs with creeping horizontal or tuberous rhizomes distributed throughout tropical Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

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Nevada became the fifth state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes, opening a market early Saturday that is eventually expected to outpace any other in the nation thanks to the millions of tourists who flock to Las Vegas.

People began purchasing marijuana shortly after midnight, just months after voters approved legalization in November and marking the fastest turnaround from the ballot box to retail sales in the country.

Hundreds of people lined up at Essence Cannabis Dispensary on the Las Vegas Strip. People were excited and well-behaved as a lone security guard looked on. A valet was available to park the cars of customers.

A cheer erupted when the doors opened.

Those 21 and older with a valid ID can buy up to an ounce of pot. Tourists are expected to make nearly two of every three recreational pot purchases in Nevada, but people can only use the drug in a private home.

It remains illegal to light up in public areas, including the Las Vegas Strip, casinos, bars, restaurants, parks, convention centers and concert halls — places frequently visited by tourists. Violators face a $600 fine.

And driving under the influence of marijuana is still illegal.

Despite the limits on where people can get high and restrictions on where the industry can advertise, dispensaries worked furiously to prepare for the launch. They stamped labels on pot products, stocked up their shelves, added security and checkout stations, and announced specials.

Desert Grown Farms hired about 60 additional employees. Workers in scrubs, hair nets and surgical masks slapped stickers on sealed jars this week as others checked on marijuana plants or carefully weighed buds.

“It would be a good problem to have if I couldn’t meet my demand,” said CEO Armen Yemenidjian, whose Desert Grown Farms owns the only dispensary that is selling recreational pot on the Las Vegas Strip, across the street from the Stratosphere hotel.

Some dispensaries took to social media to spread the word or tried to draw in buyers with special events. Some planned to give away free marijuana to their first 100 customers or throw parties with barbecues and food trucks later in the afternoon.

Some facilities are in strip malls, while others, in stereotypical Las Vegas fashion, are in neighborhoods shared by strip clubs.

Nevada joins Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska in allowing adults to buy the drug that’s still banned by the federal government.

https://apnews.com/babe24d2ed15476c81e0398882973eb5/Nevada-launches-sales-of-legal-recreational-marijuana

Can I legally grow my own cannabis?

If you’re a Nevada resident, yes, you may! An adult may grow up to six plants in an enclosed, secure space, with up to 12 plants per household.

We don't need no stinkin potfolio.

Well friends, I told ya we could figure out a way to git more folks to bet in Nevada! Please Pass the Acapulco Gold, Miss Poodle.  ;D




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