Bad Medicine: Anti-Schwagg Q&A to Health

by S. Brook Reed

Our vulnerability exceeds our prideful egos. As mere mortals, we emerge as the objects we devour.

Eat at McDonald’s exclusively; die young and fat. Party with meth; bye-bye white teeth and central nervous system. Depend on prescription opiates; presume the misshapen infirmity. Even your bicycle will fail you, in time, if you grease the bearings with graphite.

Not unlike medicinal pot— It can be a life enhancer, yet can also be caustic to your mental and physical being.

Mold can be a bigger pest than bugs.

The same as our flesh and blood is most receptive to raw, nutritious foods – countering trans fatty acids and gas station munchies – your cellular tissue is receptive to fresh, strain-monitored marijuana as healing and rejuvenating . Yet more bogus than an intense strain confusing a patient, permeating your protoplasm with rotten, ready-for-the-trash stash is beating down your soundness-of-body intentions – thus the universal symptoms, not to mention mood fluctuations, in select patients.

Those most adversely affected by the down aspects of this uppity medication are the immune suppressed. Patients with stomach problems, or easily fractured health in general, are also prone to damage. Health disturbances may entail: Acid indigestion, heartburn and/or bloating; flu-like belly eruptions and/or flatulence; water retention and/or urinary tract dis- turbances; swollen lymph and/or prostate glands; excessive cough and dry throat; ringing in ears and/or sinus drainage; skin rashes or flushing; pins-and-needles itching and/or hives; fatigue and/or decreased libido; extreme sweating and body odor…For the cursed patients, they’re no better than their most recent sack.

Alleged treatments are costly. With the market decline sending pro-biotic prices into orbit, some patients make the error of instead using antibiotic/antifungal pills to ward off nasty crud-bud-induced conditions. In truth, medical cannabis patients should never have to resort to prescriptions to counter a plaque – cough! – of foul medicine.

Never!

Unfortunately, some apprentice farmers or dated processors can potentially scare new patients away. Ill-advised post-crop curing methods, wrongly chosen storage, and ridiculous Mexican-type baling can result in muddy product. Like a mushy old banana, no good use can come of spore-speckled foliage that is no longer “kine” when abused or old, despite kief density.

Also tape a PESTICIDE BUD WARNING to the dirt-weed-boycott lamp post. With a stench that may exceed your moth- er-in-law’s Spray ‘n Golf commercially treated backyard, a baggie full of pot that reeks of chemicals is, without question, poisonous! Again, greenhorn growers are to blame. Thereby, the patient suffers. If your horse won’t eat it, and it makes the guard dog whimper, don’t toke it!

So don’t waste your money on that bottle of CelestialGro! C’mon, we don’t want to plead – the Ortho Chinese Hornet Killer is even worse! Anything that zaps bugs, or encourages early budding, is probably more hazardous to humans than you know, regardless of popularity. Twenty-two thousand North Americans meet their maker every year, the result of pes- ticide exposures. Currently, thousands of national/international pest control manufacturers face wrongful death/injury lawsuits, where many have prevailed in the past. These facts, conveniently, never tumble from the mouth of your garden center retailer. Your well-being is being gambled; apathy and ignorance are rampant.

Peter Kaiser and Gerry Pierce (both of Kaiser Farm) are organic agriculturists who advised us well on producing garden/medicinal perfection. Also Southern Oregon’s leading medicinal cannabis activist and guru Cynthia Willis assert- ed her brand of motherly horticulture advise.

Mold can be a bigger pest than bugs. What crop- drying hints can you disclose for mildew evasion? Peter Kaiser: Sulfa burners. If we don’t use them, mold can be a factor. Dehumidifying and circulating the air is very important. Good outdoor weather judgment is also crucial. Timing means a lot. If a small amount of mold is visible, we harvest the plant immediately.

Do some farmers package it up too soon?

Gerry Pierce: No plastic should be used until the medicine has been properly cured. Pre-mature bagging can defi- nitely cause mold problems. Once bagged, keep it stirred daily.

What about color and taste retention? Why do gorgeous buds turn brown or lose their lime green glimmer and delectable flavor?

GP: Plastic, re-moisturizing, or age cause loss of color/freshness. Medicine should only be dried in paper or cardboard.

What chemicals are used on the farm?

PK: We are absolutely organic. We don’t use pesticides  or synthetic fertilizer; we use Neem Oil, which dissipates in one week. And we use milk spray for calcium fertiliz- er. Soap or oil-based pest systems are effective and much safer. For the soil, we use coconut husks, worm castings, washed cow or chicken manure, peat moss, washed sand and decomposed granite for minerals. Then, no topical or soil samples at all for one month prior to harvest. We don’t even expose our voluptuous gals to generator or tiller exhaust fumes; we take the term organic one step further and cultivate by hand.

What else repels bugs?

PK: We give the plants a bath—wash the bugs off with clear water—the old fashioned, non-toxic method.

There are trace elements of hundreds of nasty chemicals due to conventional farming, etc., in North America’s tap water. What do you irrigate with?

PK: Well water. There is no arsenic, lime, chlorine, lead, mercury, or accumulated conventional farming chemicals in our water.

Some patients prefer indoor to outdoor harvests, and vice-versa. Do you grow outdoors and indoors, both?

PK: All in the great outdoors. Technically, it is much eas- ier to be organic when you are growing outdoors.

Cynthia, you and your store manager, Larry Wise II barter often with Kaiser Farm, and upholds a similar yet distinctive mode of spore/chemical dodging. Please share some of your Green- Thumb knowledge.

Cynthia Willis: We, too, wash the bugs off with mere water. I touch and caress the buds—show them love—it makes for more stout plants. We also shake all the water from the buds daily—zero moisture remains overnight. We observe the intricacies of the tops closely—any detect- ed fungus is a young generation of such and is quickly trimmed from the plant before contamination takes place. We like Ed Rosenthal’s Zero Tolerance; it keeps the wormy and winged pests away. Why poison the client or ourselves? We’re here to help, not handicap, the health progression of our people.

What post-harvest mistakes do farmers/providers make that cause problems for patients?

CW: We, personally, make the drying process simplistic. When the preparations are complicated, the likelihood of mold becomes greater. Get the plants in and out of the drying space! Once those plants or fragments are reaped, drying time should not exceed one week. Otherwise, something is wrong, and mold could be in fruition. We remove remnants of the tree, a bit at a time. The apex and external buds go first. We cure everything in a 5’ by 9’ cedar wood closet. Once suitably depleted of moisture, we transfer the dried pieces into turkey roasting bags, glass jars, or not too-tightly vacuum-packed containers. Our organic cannabis ages gracefully and is guaranteed non-noxious and parasite-free. Always.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Posts

This menu shows the most recently posted content for a quick update since you last checked-in.

News Distribution Partnership with CannabisNewsWire (CNW)

Treating Yourself is a news distribution partner of CNW. Would you like your story headlines published on this website? Are you...

CBC Family Feud’s Gerry Dee to Host Cannabis Industry Awards Gala

ANNOUNCING THE 2020 O’CANNABIZ INDUSTRY AWARDS GALA – NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS EVENT DATE: THURSDAY APRIL 23, 2020 TORONTO AIRPORT...

From the Family Vault of Shanti-Baba

"Seems more than strange to grow up as a child and see how important my parents and their peers viewed...

Why Get Pines Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass might just be a typical plant growing in your backyard, but few people know that it has a lot...

How to Make Your Own Canna-Caps

by Old Hippie BeyondChronic.com What do you do when you need cannabis medicine and you can’t or don’t want to...

Database Search

Are you researching marijuana as medicine? Use the simple form below to search any condition. Read personal stories from patients just...

Cannabinoid Receptors in the Body and Their Importance

David B. Allen M.D. By legal Democratic Vote; Cannabis Is Medicine To get CBD from top verified sources, click here....

The True Origins of Haze

By Big Herb It all began in 1969, In Santa Cruz, California. At the time, there was Thai Oaxacan and...

Top 5 Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are those seeds that are formed from Cannabis Sativa, a hemp plant. They are different from marijuana but...

Cannabis and Working Out

If you're wondering how cannabis can help you with your workout regime, then you probably need to read this article....

How Companies Are Creating Innovative New CBD Products

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis and hemp that may deliver unique health benefits. CBD is just...

5 Marijuana Compounds That Could Help Combat Cancer, Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s

by Paul Armentano Deputy Director of NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) This commentary was initially...

Living with Osteogenesis Imperfecta

By Michael Morrow My name is Michael Morrow, I'm 37  years  old and I have Osteogenesis Imperfecta. OI is a...

Gifts from Mother Nature

By Dianna Donnelly - "The couch activist” Aspirin, otherwise known as Acetylsalicylic Acid, is one of the most commonly ingested preventative medicines...

Paradise Seeds Allkush; More Than Just Kush

One of the new feminised strains from Paradise Seeds is named “Allkush”. So nothing but Kush? Taken genetically literally, no...

28ft… The John Berfelo Story

By John Berfelo "Medical marijuana saved me from a life on pharmaceutical drugs..." My name is John Berfelo and this...

My Grinspoon Moment

By Carl Hedberg Sometimes a single meeting can change your life. Such was the case for me when, in the...

The Science Behind Cannabis Safety

David B. Allen M.D. By legal Democratic Vote; Cannabis Is Medicine. Drug safety is on the minds of most all...

Heavenly Hash: The Art, Science and Industry of Cooking with Cannabis Extracts

by Samuel Wells Samuel Wells is an Assistant Professor of English in Denver, CO An Edible Enigma As scientific and...

Living High with HIV

How Medical Marijuana Rivals Mainstream HIV Medicine By BenBot In 2011, I was diagnosed with HIV. An unmarked van was...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

With Veterans at Risk, Change is Necessary, but Progress is Slow By Mary Lou Smart In 1933, the repeal of...

Milagro Oil for Lung Cancer

By Mary Lou Smart www.medicalcannabisart.com Compassionate care advocates Michelle and Michael Aldrich at Patients Out of Time’s Seventh National Clinical...

Living and Dealing with ADHD

by Patricia Allen It was back in 1974 that I first became familiar with the term Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder...

Inflammatory Comments

by Bill Drake As a long-time TY reader I’ve noticed what seems to me to be a rather over- whelming...

How Cannabis Might Keep Coronary Stents Open Longer

By David B. Allen M.D.Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon, Member ICRS. And Prisoner of the Drug War Cali215doc@gmail.com First the set...

Unlocking the Secrets, Advanced Tissue Culture

Tissue Culture is a process of isolating cells from plant tissue (explants) which are cultured (grown artificially), in a nutrient...

Anxiety Panic Disorder and Cannabis

By Hal Lubinsky My name is Hal Lubinsky. I'm in my forties, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a U.S....

Can Cannabis Cure Schizophrenia?

By Richard Shrubb, Freelance sailing, health and social affairs journalist ould cannabis treat or even cure schizophrenia? Things look promising...

Multiple Sclerosis: Regaining the Good Life with Whole Plant Therapy

By Mary Lou Smart© 2012 www.medicalcannabisart.com A trial attorney, Jim Dyer practiced law in Tucson, Arizona for 34 years before...

The Science of Cannabis Leads in Many Directions

The Evolution of a Sense of Well-Being By Mary Lou Smart www.medicalcannabisart.com While speaking at Patients Out of Time’s Seventh...

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

By Shantibaba It is evident for all people who wish to listen that doing all things within moderation is better...

Post Traumatic Stress

Psychology and Medication at its Best By Jeff Kundert OTR Jeff works as a Wellness and Fitness Educator. He has...

The Ripper Effect

By Subcool Some really interesting information has come to my attention, and I am very excited to tell everyone in...

Auto-flowering Plants

By Shantibaba The discreet evolution of Auto-flowering cannabis plants is a recent occurrence, one that is in mode at present...

Uncovering the Original Sacrament: Chris Bennett’s Cannabis and the Soma Solution

Review by Samuel Wells When asked to name an author crucial to the growing mainstream understanding of the uses of...

Cornerstone of Individualized Phytogenetics ACDC 22:1 @ CB3

Alternative Cannabinoid Dietary Cannabis 22%CBDA:1%THCA acting at GPR55 Alias CB3 by William L. Courtney, MD, AACM American Academy of Cannabinoid...

Mr. Magoo

By Ron Hudson My birthdays: I woke that birthday morning, in October of 1966, knowing it would begin like the...

Medical Cannabis University

By Reverend Philip H Hoff - Chancellor, MedicalCannabisUniversity.org ( MCU, Inc. ), a 501 c(3) nonprofit school. The school focused...

Storm’s Story

By Georgia Peschel WHEW! Delivering this kid was like delivering a hurricane!” When our son was born, those were our...

Soil Pests & Diseases

By Lazystrain Soil is a living organism made up of billions of microbes and bacteria. The cosmology of soil life...

A Tragedy Felt Around the World

by Jonny Appleweed On Oct. 27, 1970, President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and...

Autism & Cannabis

Prohibition Makes it Tough on Parents by Mary Lou Smart Jeremy Patrone (not his real name) has a goal. He...

Vaporization of Cannabis: Are there benefits over combustion?

By William Eckhardt Although vaporization is a relatively recent development for the delivery of cannabinoids the proliferation of vast numbers...

Bedrocan

By Harry Resin Generally when you think of Amsterdam, you think of the coffee shops, but that’s not all that’s...

The Sale Of Cardarine/GW501516 As A SARM – Are There Benefits For Sports

The claim is Cardarine or GW50151 is one among a class of supplements that many refer to as 'exercise in...

How To Successfully Detox From Marijuana

Whether you have a drug test to pass, or you simply want to cleanse your body from marijuana, you definitely...

How Much THC Is Ideal for Optimal Creativity

Many cannabis users will vouch that marijuana can cause them to tap into their creative side. While the psychoactive effects...

How to Choose the Right CBD Products for Pets

Over the years, lots of states in the US have seen the benefits of medical marijuana. There are pills made...

Bulking Up Tips – Muscle Building Steroids

Bulking up is a long, long process. Daily, intense workouts, a strict diet and much more… God only knows how...