RALLY TODAY IN SAN FRANCISCO! TUESDAY APRIL 3, 2012
BAY AREA UNITY MEDICAL CANNABIS RALLY
Tues, April 3rd - SF City Hall 11 AM - Polk St. Entrance
Followed by Noon March to the U.S. Federal Bldg, 450 Golden Gate
via California NORML
Large turnout expected, especially since Oaksterdam University was raided yesterday by federal authorities: Feds raid “Princeton of Pot” in California | Reuters
I have class now, but I’ll be there in spirit. Fuck the feds, I still plan on taking more classes at Oaksterdam one day.
Illustration from the Vienna Disocourdes.
The Vienna Disocourdes are an early 6th-century manuscript, originally put together for the Byzantine princess Juliana Anicia by Pedanius Disocourdes. It also contains additional folios by Dionysius and a paraphrase of Nicander’s treatise on treating snake bites. It was found in Istanbul in the 1560s by a Flemish diplomat, and purchased by Emperor Ferdinand I shortly after its discovery. Since then, it’s been housed in Vienna, Austria.
The manuscript contains illustrations of many birds of the region, as well as representations of many medicinal herbs (383 of the 435 illustrations are of plants/herbs). The herbal illustrations were drawn so as to help a pharmacologist easily identify the plant and were annotated in Arabic rather than the more formal (but less widely-spoken) Greek.
Arabic words to the left of this plant appear to be “qinnab bustani” (قنب بستاني), or “garden hemp”. Garden hemp was not the fibrous hemp plant Cannabis satvia subsp. indica, which was already pretty much fully developed as a useful fiber plant separate from Cannabis satvia satvia. Contemporary Indus valley texts show multiple Cannabis plants of different heights with different names, and hemp plants definitively not used for medicinal Cannabis had been known and exploited since the 3rd century BCE.
The flower goes on spreading it’s fragrance whether anybody comes or not, whether anybody appreciates or not. The flower does not start releasing its fragrance when it sees that a great poet is coming by - ‘Now this man will appreciate, now this man will be able to understand who I am.’ And it does not close its doors when it sees that a stupid, idiotic person is passing there - insensitive, dull, a politician or something like that. It does not close itself - ‘What is the point? Why cast pearls before swine?’. No, the flower goes on spreading its fragrance. It is a state of being, not a relationship.
And so I weep…
Documents in Europe record that during the 15th century, when the plague killed millions of people, there were bandits (Thieves) who stole gold teeth and jewelry, and other valuables from the dead as they lay in the streets, AND that these same bandits were miraculously untouched by the plague.
A trap was laid, and the Thieves were apprehended. In exchange for more lenient punishment, they told the King and Officials that they used a formula of herbs, spices, and aromatic oils to protect themselves. This formula included Cinnamon, Clove, Lemon and Rosemary.
Scientists report: When essential oils are sprayed (diffused) in an enclosed atmosphere (a room), a KILLING ZONE is created in which no known airborne infectious pathogen can survive.
In tests conducted in France by Professor Griffon, Director of the French Police Toxicology Laboratory, the antiseptic effect of a blend of essential oils, including pine, thyme, peppermint, lavender, rosemary, cloves and cinnamon, was studied in order to test the ability of the oils to purify the air of harmful disease-causing bacteria. (Source.)
I love the history behind this blend! Often referred to as “Thieves”; these oils are great for purifying, cleaning and general wellness; Recipes here.
The main effects of Blue lotus are a pleasant feeling of warmth around the head, a very comfortable and dreamy feeling and maybe slightly stimulant effect. Others claim it gives them a sedative effect. Blue Lotus (Nymphaea Caerulea) is generally regarded as a Sedative/Euphoriant. 5 to 10 gms of the tea will give you a “hypnotic sedative” effect (sort of like the Cannabis of ancient Egypt).
Because of the mythological, cosmological, symbolic, and artistic significance of the blue lotus, many feel that the ancient Egyptians used the blue lotus for its inebriating effects. Because of its mythological and cosmological symbolism, the blue lotus flower was seen as an elite flower that produced shamanic effects.
The blue lotus flower contains a alkaloid called nuciferine, soluble in alcohol but not known to be psychoactive. Nuciferin is anti-spasmodic and likely contains aporphine. You’d need a good 5g, which is about 3-5 flowers, in order for the flowers to be active. You can either ingest the blue lotus, smoke the blue lotus, make a tea from the blue lotus, or make wine blue lotus. It has been documented that blue lotus appears to be a hypnotic sedative. It’s has been said to be much more of a hypnotic effect rather than a hallucinatory effect. It is also said to contain the alkaloid apomorphine, which has reportedly been recently isolated by independent labs.
The blue lotus water lily flower also has a sexual effect on people. The famous Dr. Liz Williamson says that the flower has “a sort of Viagra effect”. As a matter of fact, one of the active alkoloids in blue lotus is an ingredient used to make Viagra.
Due to the psychoactive properties that blue lotus has, recent studies have shown that the blue lotus may have been used as a sacrament in ancient Egypt, as well as certain ancient South American cultures.
Used in aromatherapy the blue lotus produces psychoactive effects that are purported to have a “divine” essence, which brings upon the feelings of tranquility and euphoria. There are also reports of this blue water lily producing an anti-spasmodic and sedative, purfying and calming effect.
everythings-irie-deactivated201 asked: Hey I just saw your post about your new vaporizer that look like a cigar and I most know more. That sounds awesome and I thing I may now be in the market for one, Does it leave a smell at all? and do you recommend it?
As a disclaimer- you can only get stuff like this at medical dispensaries. I am a Prop 215 patient in California and have access to a ridiculous array of cannabis products that most people don’t.
But, it is really awesome. I got it because I want to be smoking less, but most vaporizers are bulky and take forever to heat up, need to be plugged in blah blah blah. This thing is tiny, and really great for on-the-go, anywhere type of stuff. There’s no smell- the vapor has a pretty distinct taste, but you’d really have to know the scent to recognize or notice at all. What’s convenient about this thing is that the cannabis is in it’s own cartridge, which you add to the pen separately (it’s exactly like an e-cigarette except instead of nicotine, it’s cannabis.). The downside is that you can only get this at a dispensary for now.
As for non-patients; There’s this mini portable vaporizer called an Iolite that looks like a walkie talkie and does get the job done as well- you put your own bud in and it heats it up. The smell is the same as any vapor- but since there’s bud in the iolite there will always be that residual pot smell. But it get’s the job done and it’s super cute and discreet; I’ve used them in public & places where you can’t smoke without a problem. The downsides are a) it takes butane instead of electricity b) it’s a bit pricy, and after awhile (maybe a year or so, however I think the company may have a really good warrantee thing set up) they stop working as well as they do when you first get them. But they’re a really good alternative if you’re not a patient. You can check out the website: http://www.iolite.com/
Hope that helped!
I got this neat little thing today- It’s a tiny vaporizer that works like an e-cigarette. Each cartridge (I have 1 indica, 1 sativa) has .5g of hash oil inside, so all you do is inhale; it’s super fucking easy to use. it’s incredibly smooth, discreet, has no odor or carcinogens(happy lungs!), is adorable and you just plug it in to charge. AND It get’s the job done; it’s a great vape high. Let’s see if it goes insane or not!
Andromeda & The Milky Way: Incense
Acacia: Burned with sandlewood to stimulate psychic powers.
Bistort: Burned as a powerful incense to aid divination.
African Violet: Burned for protection and to promote spirituality within the home.
Allspice: Burned to attract both good luck and also money.
Aloe: Burned to attract good fortune, love, spiritual vibrations, and strength.
Althea: Burned for protection and to stimulate psychic powers.
Anise Seeds: Burned as a meditation incense.
Basil: Burned to exorcise and protect against evil entities(such as demons and unfriendly ghosts), and to attract fidelity and love, good luck, sympathy, and wealth. This is also an excellent incense to use when practicing love divinations.
Bay: Burned to facilitate psychic powers and to induce prophetic dream visions.
Bayberry: Burned mainly to attract money. Protection, wishes, prosperity, happiness, control
Bergamot: Money, Attraction, Prosperity, Protection, Uplifting of spirits.
Benzoin: Burned for purification and to attract prosperity.
Bracken: Burned in outdoor fires to magically produce rain.
Carnation: Protection, Strength, Healing, Lust and Love.
Cedar: Burned for purification, to stimulate or strengthen they psychic powers, attract love, prevent nightmares, and heal various ailments including colds.
Cedarwood: Healing, purification, unhexing, protection, money, attraction.
Cinnamon: Burned for protection and to attract money , stimulate or strengthen psychic powers and aid in healing.
Citron: Burned in rituals to aid in healing and strengthen psychic powers.
Clove: Burned to dispell negativity, purify sacred and magical spaces, attract money, and to stop or prevent gossip.
Coconut: Burned for protection.
Copal: Burned for purification and to attract love.
Damiana: Burned to facilitate psychic visions.
Dragon’s Blood: Burned to dispell negativity, exorcise evil supernatural entities, attract love, restore male potency, (Many witches also burn this for protection when spell casting and invoking.)When added to other incenses Dragon’s Blood makes them stronger.
Elecampane:Burned to strengthen the clairvoyant powers and scrying abilities.
Frangipani: Burned as an aphrodisiac, can be calming and seductive.
Fern: Burned to exorcise evil supernatural entities.
Frankinscense: Burned to dispell negativity, purify sacred and magical spaces, protect against evil, aid meditation, induce psychic visions, attract good luck.
Fumitory: Burned to exorcise demons, poltergeist, and evil supernatural entities.
Galangal: Burned to break curses.
Ginseng Root: Burned to keep wicked spirits at bay and for protection against all forms of evil.
Gotu Kola: Burned to aid meditation.
Heather: Burned to conjure beneficial spirits.
Hibiscus Flower: Burned to attract love.
Honeysuckle: Friendship, healing,happiness, psychic powers, money.
Horehound: Burned as an offertory incense to the Egyptian God Horus.
Jasmine: Purification, Wisdom, Dreams, Fantasy, Money, love, to induce prophetic dreams.
Juniper: Burned to break curses and hexes, and to also increase psychic powers.
Lavender: Burned to induce peaceful rest and sleep , and to attract love.
Lilac: Burned to attract harmony into one’s life, and also to stimulate or increase psychic powers.
Mace: Burned to stimulate or increase psychic powers.
Magnolia: Nature, Trees, Hair Growth.
Mastic: Burned to conjure beneficial spirits and increase psychic powers.
Mesquite:Increases the Magical powers of All Healing Incenses.
Mint:Posesses Strong Healing vibrations, conjure beneficial spirits.
Myrrh: Spirit Communication, meditation, psychic defense, locating lost things or people, purification, consecration, healing, exorcism, and banishing evil.
Neroli: Confidence, Insomnia.
Nutmeg: Attract prosperity, increase psychic powers, aid in meditation.
Orris Root: is used for digging deep into the moon-ruled subconcious and uprooting what is hidden.
Patchouli:Burned to attract money, love and promote fertility.
Pine: Burned for purification, to banish negative energies, break hexes and return them to their senders, exorcise evil supernatural entities.
Poppy Seeds: Burned to attract love, good luck. money, and promote female fertility.
Rose: Burned to increase courage and attract love and induce prophetic dreams. Rose has the strongest Love vibrations of any incense and is used in all forms of love enchantments.
Rosemary: Burned to purify, aid in healing, prevent nightmares, dispell depression, promote restful sleep and pleasant dreams.
Rue: Burned to help restore Health.
Sage: Burned for protection against all forms of evil,and to purify sacred spaces and ritual tools, promote Wisdom, attract money, and to aid in healing the body, mind and soul.
Sagebrush: Burned to aid healing and to banish negative energies and evil supernatural entities.
Sandalwood: Burned to exorcise demons and evil ghosts, conjure beneficial spirits, and promote spiritual awareness, healing.
Star Anise Seeds: Burned to increase psychic powers.
Strawberry: Burned to attract love.
Sweetgrass: Burned to conjure beneficial spirits prior to spellcasting.
Thyme:Burned for the purification of magical spaces prior to rituals, aid in healing and attract good health.
Vanilla: Burned to attract Love and increase th powers of the mind.
Vervain: Burned to exorcise evil supernatural entities.
Vetivert:Burned to break curses and for protection against others magic and thieves.
White Sage: Burned for purification, healing, cleansing. (it is used to wash off the “outside” world.)
Willow: Burned to avert evil, attract love and promote healing.
Wisteria: Burned for protection against all forms of evil.
Wormwood: Burned to stimulate and increase psychic powers. ( When mixed with sandalwood and burned at night in a cemetary , wormwood is said to conjure spirits from their graves.)