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1 As an Agroforestry resource Role in pharmacy and science Social implications and culture By The New Age Movement

2 Hemp quickly grows up to 5 metres in height with dense foliage Herbicides are unnecessary Does not require a high amount of water Indigenous species to central & south Asia Tap root system, allowing it to take advantage of deep soil moisture, thus requiring little or no amounts of irrigation Highly valuable bast fiber Will grow anywhere - Leah Spicer, Law and Government Division 12 April 2002

3 accounts for 20-30 percent of the stalk (depending on the seed variety, and planting density). Primary bast fibres make up approximately 70 percent of the fibres and are long, high in cellulose and low in lignin. Primary bast fibres are the most valuable part of the stalk, and are generally considered to be among the strongest plant fibres known. Secondary bast fibres make up the remaining 30 percent of the bast fibres and are medium in length and higher in lignin. They are less valuable and become more prevalent when the hemp plants are grown less densely, making shorter fatter stalks since they do not have to compete for light.


5 Anything that can be made from cotton can be made from hemp Hemp's long fibres give it the strength to create a finished product that is much stronger and more durable than one produced from cotton Non woven materials Geotextiles and reinforcements Recyclable and ecologically friendly

6 Hemp hurds are rich in silica and when mixed with lime, it changes from a vegetable product to a mineral Referred to as hemp stone sometimes Weighs 1/5 th to 1/7 th the weight of cement based concrete 100s of houses in germany build with this material since the 1900s Sometimes the hemp hurds are mixed with lime, water and either gypsum or river sand. When it is poured it hardens, and becomes mould and insect resistant.

7 China Germanic & Salic regions India Sumerians Africa

8 Bhang is a brewed tea from cannabis and is often referred to in Indian culture during festivals Festival of Holi (Festival of Colors) Festival of Hola Mohalla (Sikh Olympic Event on chet The Sumerians in the Fertile crescent used it for religious purposes due to our inability to engage in introspection. the theory is that cannabis plant assisted in giving man the ability for introspection, but that man initially believed his own introspection was actually the gods speaking to him. A ‘personal deity’ was actually just a “personification of a man’s luck, and his capacity for thinking and acting.” quickly, cannabis became entrenched into Sumerian religion because they believed it was putting them in touch with their gods.

9 The medicinal properties of cannabis has not under gone research nor heavy study due to the illegalization A lot to consider, Cannabis sativa cerebral high, hence used day time as medicinal Cannabis indica is known for its sedative effects and is preferred at night time Unique plant of its kind CB1 CB2 Future for cancer research?

10 Marinol, a synthetic form of THC, was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1985 as an anti- emetic (against nausea or vomitting) for chemotherapy patients and then in 1993 as an appetite stimulant for AIDS patients. Synthetic forms of marijuana exist, more incidents in US than BC Spice, can cause death

11 The community of research and discussion still hovering around the variability of psychosis in individuals As a drug, it is not meant to work for everyone like water and air Almost everything is safe in moderation and attention to your bodily responses

12 Potentially huge economic market and industry Tax and regulation would create more government revenue Discussion amongst media and current affairs Competing industries advocate against lifting prohibition

13 Many cultural groups from around the world believe that “the smoking of marijuana is a valuable means of relaxation, introspection, and sociability” while other cultural groups believe that “marijuana has the immediate effect of producing a burst of energy sufficient for completing laborious tasks.” The realization that cannabis plays significantly different roles in various cultures is of great significance for Canadians since Canada is a mosaic country containing a cross-section of immigrants from countries throughout the world with varying cultural values regarding cannabis. – Leah Spicer 2002 Parliament Report



16 Best known from Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and natural sciences. He published more than 600 scientific papers and articles and was author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books. He advocated scientifically skeptical inquiry and the scientific method, pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) - wikipedia an inspiration to Neil DeGrasse Tyson, host of NOVA on PBS

17 The cannabis experience has greatly improved my appreciation for art, a subject which I had never much appreciated before. The understanding of the intent of the artist which I can achieve when high sometimes carries over to when I'm down. This is one of many human frontiers which cannabis has helped me traverse. I do not consider myself a religious person in the usual sense, but there is a religious aspect to some highs. The heightened sensitivity in all areas gives me a feeling of communion with my surroundings, both animate and inanimate.


19 Lavoie J.M., Beauchet R. Biorefinery of Cannabis sativa using one-and two-step steam treatments for the production of high quality fibres. Industrial Crops and Products. 37.1 (2012): 275-83 Gumbiner, Jann Ph.D., History of Cannabis in India. The Teenage Mind. 2011 Spicer, Leah. Historical and cultural Uses of cannabis and the Canadian "Marijuana Clash". Report for the Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs, 12 April 2002. Library of Parliament of Canada.

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