Pure, Natural Coca Leaf – A Healing Gift Of The Divine Plant

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From "Cultivators Handbook of Marijuana" (1969)

From “Cultivators Handbook of Marijuana” (1969)

While the Feds have literally starved researchers who want to investigate the health benefits of Cannabis, anyone who can find an excuse to look into how evil the little flowers are is showered with cash.

To wit: Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome. (AKA retching & barfing)

It seems that “Potheads”, as the DEA likes to call Cannabis users, still playing around with a phrase that came in with Harry Anslinger (a real prick – look him up if you’re not familiar), are prone to sudden attacks of nausea and vomiting and that the only cure for this new “disease” is a hot shower. Not cold – hot. Wow – thanks guys! I can clue you in to a few other things that a hot shower works well for too – does that mean I can get a grant?

Now, one of the things that I’ve noticed – and this isn’t trivial, from a scientific point of view – is that researchers who are investigating the bad, bad effects of Cannabis on people NEVER ask those people what kind of Cannabis they are using. Probably because they don’t know the difference between Mexican Smash and White Widow, and they certainly don’t know and don’t care that there’s a big difference between smoking a bud and smoking Wax or Shatter. It’s all Pot, all bad, all the time. And we can prove that it’s horrible for you – just look at our anecdotal data and trust us because we’ve got MD & PhD  behind our name.

You know what? I’m 75 years old and I’ve been smoking Cannabis since some friends of mine and I made our first run from Ithaca to Harlem in 1959 to score an actual kilo. Man, that car smelled super-strong all the way back to Ithaca. We were sure that as we passed through the little towns on the way that every sleeping cop in the burg would snap wide awake and come flashing in pursuit. We were so relieved when we made it back to our apartment and then put the word out that we had joints available.

That’s right – the three of us sat there and rolled joints until the entire Kilo was gone – less a small stash we kept for ourselves. And when we counted our little pile of cash we looked at each other and said – this could be a good deal.

Now, of course this story is pure fiction – just to establish my credibility as an old pot smoker.

But the point is that I’ve been around throughout most of the evolution of Modern Cannabis, and I have to tell you that the time or two that I’ve tried some of the hot new stuff like Wax and Shatter, I got pretty dizzy and nauseated too. Didn’t head for the shower though – my bad. And some of the new ultra-high THC strains are a little more than I can handle as well. If I was in my twenties, it might be a different story, but I’m not.

So, I’m not at all surprised that some so-called “researchers” on the government payroll can find Cannabis users who confess to symptoms that can be named “Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome”, and I’m really not surprised that they don’t know, or care to know shit about the difference between a bud and concentrated extract.

I also have to admit that I MUCH prefer smoking a nice, simple, beautifully-formed and sparkling-with-resin bud. Much.

Kinda like I used to be able to go through a Fifth of Sour Mash whiskey in an evening but now even one glass of wine makes me more sleepy than giddy. Age – it’s what happens if you live long enough.

As a good friend of mine, now long dead, once said “Everything in moderation – including moderation.” Wisdom to live by. But “Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome”? Go fuck yourselves, sellouts.

Author: panaceachronicles

I am moving to Portland, Oregon in the Summer of 2018 & am looking for opportunities to contribute to the Cannabis revolution that I helped to start with my 1969 "Cultivators Handbook of Marijuana", written in Eugene, Oregon and self-published with the indispensable help of the Eugene Augur news collective . I have a few new Cannabis & Coca-related ideas that are pretty revolutionary and as part of a team of good people I am confident that we can shake things up a little in a positive way. I am especially interested in working with companies and/or organizations that want to help motivate Seniors to get past any fears they may have regarding Cannabis and take advantage of the tremendous health benefits of this simple, powerful natural source of treatment and healing. Milestone Achievements The Cultivator’s Handbook of Marijuana, Agrarian Reform Press, Eugene, Oregon, 1969. The first US grower’s guide Self-published in the face of active FBI interference. Managed initial West Coast distribution. Published worldwide in six languages. 3+ million copies sold. Still in print in 2017. No longer the best – but still the first in its genre. Marijuana Foods, Simon & Schuster, 1981. The first full-length medicinal Cannabis extract cookbook in the US, offering unique extraction options and techniques for creating edible Cannabis for medical and recreational purposes. The first Medical Cannabis book to focus specifically on the needs of Seniors. Still in print in 2017. Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company. 1980-82. Conceived, founded & developed the company & its flagship brand “American Spirit™”. Worked with Native American groups to develop a market for native, natural tobacco produced by Native Americans on tribal lands. Initiated organic growers program. Lost company through bad choice of outside investors – lesson learned. Writer/Producer of “International Straight Talk” video/CBT series. 1995-97. Sponsored by US/SBA, Texas Instruments, Texas Utilities and GTE. Ten full-length country-specific videos with accompanying Computer-based interactive training app. Focus on practical cross-cultural skills for Americans doing business with, or operating on teams with people from other countries. National & international distribution 100,000+ copies. Still used in Graduate Schools of Business & International Management. Blogger & Social Media Fanatic: 2012 – Present. 175+ full-length posts on the historical and contemporary medical and spiritual uses of Cannabis, Coca and Opium, advocating for the full legalization of Coca Leaf as a natural medicinal plant to complement the emerging range of medical applications of Cannabis and the historically validated importance of Opium as a natural medicine. (Plus, the occasional political ranting and utopian dreaming.) Other Relevant Publications The Connoisseur’s Handbook of Marijuana, Rolling Stone/Straight Arrow Books, San Francisco & NY, 1971. Best-selling history of Cannabis as recreational, inspirational and medical drug. International Cultivators Handbook of Hashish, Opium and Coca, Wingbow Press, Berkeley, 1975. First US book to link & document the medicinal and spiritual uses of the three great natural drugs. The Cultivators Handbook of Natural Tobacco, Cultural Dimensions Press, 1982- 2010. The first grower’s manual for natural tobacco as grown by Native Americans for thousands of years before this powerful spiritual herb become corrupted by the modern cigarette industry. The Coca Leaf Papers, 2012. Medical and scientific research from 1750-1900 on the therapeutic uses of Coca Leaf in the form of extracts and tonics. Extensive bibliography hyperlinked to original historical resources. Advocates for acceptance of Coca Leaf alongside medical Cannabis as a powerful, natural medicine that cannot be co-opted by the Pharmaceutical industry.

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