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Comment Re:Obligatory (Score 1) 242

Most of the beneficial effects of cannabis come from the cannabinoids and not THC. You aren't going to be able to use that synthetic stuff for any muscular or nervous disorders and forget about using it for glaucoma. Synthetic THC does not have the same medical benefits, performs poorer for the things it can be used for, and has side-effects that cannabis doesn't, and as others have mentionned it can kill, and is physically addictive and causes withdrawal symptoms.

An interesting side-note about addictions. Most drugs are not physically addictive in their unaltered natural form but become so when you isolate one part. Unsure about opium as can't find any studies done on pure opium and not it's derivatives. Note physical addiction is not the same as mental addiction. Canabis can be mentally addictive but so can food, sex, etc...

The person who commented that cannabis sativa looks very different from cannabis indica is missing the point that both have high THC strains (pure sativas more in the mountains of the east and mexico, while indica mainly confined to middle east, hot lowlands), while hemp is grown strictly from cannabis sativa.

The real reason you can't hide hemp amongst marijuana is planting density. Spindly sativas grown for marijuana will spread out and consume up to 25 sqft for one plant. When you plant for fiber densities can reach 100 plants per sqft as you want to reduce any lateral growth and strictly encourage vertical growth as it's the long bast fibers that are used. There's absolutely no way someone can confuse the two.

Comment Re:Sad (Score 1) 901

I'm mexican and so are all my ancestors since there's been a Mexico, i'm pretty sure i understand the culture.

Computer courses here do not compare to anything given in the states or canada, unless you go to a very expensive internationally recognized University which a huge section of the population can't even dream to afford.

Comment Re:Sad (Score 1) 901

I'm pretty sure that the mexican government would not go for linux regardless of what any other country does. First, no kickbacks, and second, how do you skim money from support services when there aren't any support services and third, all the computer geeks/nerds i've met here are far behind in terms of education and hacking skills.

Though it would make a lot of sense since all the computers i've seen in governement offices are ancient things and look basically just like terminals, something Linux would be excellent for.

I've often thought of working in the government to help introduce change, but seeing how 'American' everything is here i won't give up my Canadian citizenship to bang my head against a wall.

Besides, the whole free thing hardly means anything here when everybody just pirates things. Still puzzled why there's always police at the tianguis yet they do nothing to the ~12 stands of pirated movies/video games/music. I'm a little too afraid of what would happen if i asked them.

Comment Re:Unfortunately they do (Score 1) 744

I agree with you. However, i sense a certain amount of unecessary vehemence in your words. i could be wrong, text and all that, or it could be an issue very dear to your heart. In which case, i hope those you love and hold dearly haven't been affected by the naive ignorance of the crazies of the church world.

After all, i understand as some one who had been called 'son of satan' since i was about 7 to 18 just because some kids claimed to have seen me levitating on certain occassions during my meditations.

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