Bees Absolutely Love Cannabis and It Could Help Restore Their Populations | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

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20-01-20 10:25:00,

By Elias Marat

Bees are major fans of hemp and a recent study has found that the taller the hemp plants are the larger the number of bees that will flock to it.

The new research, spearheaded by researchers at Cornell University and published last month in Environmental Entomology, shows that humans aren’t the only fans of weed. The findings also reinforce a study published last year at Colorado State University that discovered the same thing.

The study shows how bees are highly attracted to cannabis due to the plant’s plentiful stores of pollen, and it could pave the way for scientists to figure out new ways to support their struggling population as well as floral populations.

According to the study, the greater the area covered by the hemp plant the greater the chance that bees will swarm to the area. Additionally, those hemp plants that are taller have a much greater likelihood of attracting bees with the tallest plants attracting a stunning 17 times more bees than the shortest plants.

The study also found that as time went on greater amounts of bees visited the hemp plots on a more frequent basis. It sounds almost like the word-of-mouth effect among humans who hear about great deals at a dispensary, no?

The researchers also discovered that hemp, a major cash crop with multiple applications, can support no less than 16 different varieties of bees in the northeastern United States.

The findings may seem strange considering that cannabis doesn’t produce the sweet, sugary nectar that your typical floral varieties produce to attract insects. Nor does hemp flower come in the dazzling array of bright colors that likewise attract bugs. However, the pollen produced by male flowers is highly attractive to the 16 bee subspecies in the study for reasons that remain unknown.

Female flowers—the kind that humans like to smoke for its intoxicating and soothing effects—are basically ignored by bees since they don’t produce any actual flowers.

The study’s author’s wrote:

The rapid expansion of hemp production in the United States… may have significant implications for agroecosystem-wide pollination dynamics.

As a late-season crop flowering during a period of seasonal floral dearth,

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Cannabis -Marijuana: The “War on Weed” Is Winding Down – But Will Monsanto/Bayer Be the Winner? – Global Research

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16-01-20 08:00:00,

Timely article first published by Global Research on June 25, 2016

The war on cannabis that began in the 1930s seems to be coming to an end. Research shows that this natural plant, rather than posing a deadly danger to health, has a wide range of therapeutic benefits. But skeptics question the sudden push for legalization, which is largely funded by wealthy investors linked to Big Ag and Big Pharma.

In April, Pennsylvania became the 24th state to legalize medical cannabis, a form of the plant popularly known as marijuana. That makes nearly half of US states. A major barrier to broader legalization has been the federal law under which all cannabis – even the very useful form known as industrial hemp – is classed as a Schedule I controlled substance that cannot legally be grown in the US. But that classification could change soon. In a letter sent to federal lawmakers in April, the US Drug Enforcement Administration said it plans to release a decision on rescheduling marijuana in the first half of 2016.

The presidential candidates are generally in favor of relaxing the law. In November 2015, Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a bill that would repeal all federal penalties for possessing and growing the plant, allowing states to establish their own marijuana laws. Hillary Clinton would not go that far but would drop cannabis from a Schedule I drug (a deadly dangerous drug with no medical use and high potential for abuse) to Schedule II (a deadly dangerous drug with medical use and high potential for abuse). Republican candidate Donald Trump says we are losing badly in the war on drugs, and that to win that war all drugs need to be legalized.

But it is Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein who has been called “weed’s biggest fan.” Speaking from the perspective of a physician and public health advocate,Stein notes that hundreds of thousands of patients suffering from chronic pain and cancers are benefiting from the availability of medical marijuana under state laws. State economies are benefiting as well. She cites Colorado, where retail marijuana stores first opened in January 2014. Since then,

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Cannabis Can Relieve Pain 30 Times Better Than Aspirin, New Study Finds

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29-07-19 10:49:00,

Cannabis Can Relieve Pain 30 Times Better Than Aspirin

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(TMU) — Medical marijuana is fast gaining credibility as a valid pain relief treatment, with data from various studies attesting to the medical and health benefits of cannabis as a viable alternative to pharmaceutical drugs.

And now, researchers have uncovered a new reason why: the cannabis plant produces pain-relieving molecules that are 30 times more potent at reducing inflammation than aspirin.

What makes the discovery so groundbreaking is that it could carve a new path to natural pain relief medications that would save patients who suffer chronic pain from the risks of addiction associated with opioid-based pain killers.

According to the team of researchers at Canada’s University of Guelph, they found out how the two important molecules—cannflavin A and cannflavin B—were produced through a combination of genomics and biochemistry.

The two cannflavins, known as “flavonoids,” were identified in 1985 when scientists proved that they had benefits which could fight inflammation at a gram-for-gram rate of about 30 times that of aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid.

However, prohibitionist laws in Canada prevented further research into the potent anti-inflammatory qualities of the molecules.

 

But with Canada joining the growing bandwagon of countries legalizing cannabis for medical and recreational purposes, molecular and cellular biology Professors Tariq Akhtar and Steven Rothstein were able to resume an analysis into cannabis and how it produces cannflavins.

In a press release, Akhtar explained:

“Our objective was to better understand how these molecules are made, which is a relatively straightforward exercise these days.

There are many sequenced genomes that are publicly available, including the genome of Cannabis sativa, which can be mined for information. If you know what you’re looking for, one can bring genes to life, so to speak, and piece together how molecules like cannflavins A and B are assembled.”

Their full findings,

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History of Cannabis | Hemp | CBD Oil | Natural Organic Pure Clean CBD

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01-07-19 09:44:00,

HEMP FIBRE

Hemp fibres are among the strongest in the plant world. Humans discovered early on how to fabricate thread, rope and textile from it.

Due to the cultivation of hemp, people were able to stop wearing animal hides, and start to use clothing made of woven fabrics. Hemp fibre is an amazingly versatile fibre which can be as strong as an anchor rope or as soft as silk. The oldest examples of woven material that we know of are made from hemp, items of clothing and fabric, such as sandals, ritual robes, bandages and carpets, have been discovered.

Cross-weaving meant that ropes could be made into nets for fishing and hunting. As time passed, and techniques developed, finer meshes were created, until the net eventually developed into true woven cloth.

In ship building, hemp was the second most used material after wood and was a crucial part in the exploration and expansion across the world.  The fibres from the plant were used to make many items such as, sails, ropes, rigging and cloths. As well as these the hemp fibres were also mixed with tar and spread between the seams of the ships hulls in order to make them water tight. in a process known as ‘caulking’. No other natural fibre can withstand the forces of the ocean and salt water as well as hemp does.

Christopher Columbus would have never reached or discovered the shores of the New World without hemp!

New synthetic materials became largely popular with the clothing industry during the 20th century. But, in the last few decades there has been a slight shift in this, as the environmentally sustainable properties of hemp are being acknowledged once again. Hemp production is much less ecologically damaging.
As well as this clothes made from hemp are strong and tend to last much longer than other fabrics. They can also be made as light and soft as cotton, it is highly absorbent, making it ideal for shoes.

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Mars voor cannabis

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30-04-19 08:28:00,

VZW Trekt Uw Plant en VZW Cannabis Social Club Gent organiseren de mars van het jaar die doorgaat op zondag 5 mei. De mars vertrekt vanuit Brussel Centraal om 14u. We komen op voor het recht op thuisteelt, medicinale cannabis en Cannabis Social Clubs. Hopelijk vind jij ook een gaatje in je agenda en zien we je daar!

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Eigen kweek

De Ministriële richtlijn van 2005 is te veel voor interpretatie vatbaar en biedt cannabis consumenten geen houvast noch juridische zekerheid. Het wordt hoog tijd dat de Overheid ons recht erkent om enkele planten voor eigen gebruik in een brandveilige kweektent, in de tuin of op een balkon te mogen zetten. Want gekker dan dit kan het toch niet worden? Cannabis is een niet-toxisch roesmiddel en helpt miljoenen mensen wereldwijd om beter te slapen, stressvrij te leven, pijn- en spasmevrij te zijn en wat nog allemaal meer maar toch is het telen voor eigen gebruik niet toegelaten.

Op de zwarte markt is het THC-gehalte vaak veel te hoog en is er geen kwaliteitscontrole wat een enorm risico vormt voor de Volksgezondheid en het risico op psychoses verhoogt voor psychosegevoelige mensen. Bij eigen kweek beslist iedereen zelf of ze THC- of CBD-rijke planten willen of eerder een goeie mix van de twee. Een goeie verhouding THC/CBD leidt tot het beste resultaat en is het veiligst voor het geestelijk evenwicht.

Medicinale cannabis

We komen ook op voor ons recht op Medicinale Cannabis! Chronische pijnpatiënten, epilepsielijders, MS- en kankerpatiënten, … hebben NU nood aan medicinale cannabis en niet binnen enkele jaren wanneer de regering er eindelijk klaar voor is. Net als in Nederland zouden patiënten medicinale cannabis moeten kunnen kopen in een Belgische apotheek of als ze dat wensen het zelf mogen kweken.

Dokters zouden beter opgeleid kunnen worden zodat ze hun patiënten beter kunnen adviseren welk type cannabisplant in aanmerking komt voor welke ziekte en hoe het gedoseerd en geconsumeerd kan worden. Nu is het maar al te vaak zo dat patiënten beter onderlegd zijn dan hun arts als het gaat om cannabis. Dat is de omgekeerde gang van zaken. 

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