Medpot Minstrel: Hydroponics Medical Marijuana

Friday, August 25, 2006

Eden, Iraq, Healing Herbs, and Sweet Leaf

Terror has been with us since humankind got kicked out of the Garden of Eden. All you have to do is to imagine what it was like to be a human sacrifice being led up to get your heart ripped out in Mayan times, to know what terror is. The Bible is full of stories of armies massacring entire towns--men, women, and children--in the name of the Lord.

More recently, the East German secret police ran that country based on terror. According to records liberated after the fall of the Berlin wall, half the population was spying on the other half. Terror indeed. What about Latin America? In Argentina alone 30,000 were kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by officially sanctioned death squads during the reign of the military junta.

America never got so upset about terrorists when it was governments doing it. Then five years ago the World Trade Center towers collapsed, 3,000 people died, and all of a sudden terror became the top priority of the U.S. government.

So far, 30,000 people have died in Iraq, in the name of that War on Terror. Almost as many U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq, as the victims in the twin towers. What logic is that? Oil, you say? You’re damn right it’s oil, and the profits from it to line the pockets of Bush’s Texas buddies.

The world needs less terror and more healing. It's official--marijuana has been recognized as a medicinal herb, by no less of an authority than a Peterson Field Guide: Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs, by Foster and Hobbs. I found this great little book in the library, and it clearly states on Page 222—

“Cannabis, Hemp, Marijuana…Widely used…to relieve nausea in patients undergoing chemotherapy. Antibiotic for gram-positive bacteria. Though much maligned, it is potentially a very useful medicinal plant. Considered pain-relieving, anticonvulsant, nausea-relieving.”

It also mentions relieving eyeball pressure in glaucoma patients. My wife and I are medpot patients, as you know. Claire suffers from migraines (speaking of terror) and I am a recovering cancer patient (knock on wood for the “recovering.”) We grow our own pot, in an expertly constructed grow-room, located in our basement, next to my home office.

We can personally attest to the healing properties of marijuana and I challenge any two-bit government agency to prove it to me otherwise. If more people healed their illness (whatever it might be) with marijuana, we wouldn’t have so many Iraq-type misadventures. More people would be able to see through the b.s. dished out by our politicians.

Not everyone who smokes pot is a slacker. In addition to my regular job, I have to work very hard to make sure that my marijuana plants are nourished properly. Luckily, I get help from the experts at Advanced Nutrients Medical. I grow my pot in the hydro-organic fashion, which means I use a hydroponic system with a 100% organic nutrient-laden solution.

Natural nutrients bring out a sweet, organic taste in the buds we smoke. Even though the organic products we buy are mixed and balanced either according to the vegetative or flowering cycles of our plants, we still have to experiment with blending two or more products in just the right amount to provide top quality buds.

Iguana Juice and Colossal Bud Blast I’ve already mentioned in this blog, but we also use Carbo Load Liquid, Organic B, and Grandma Enggy’s Humic Acid, at different times during the growth and flowering of our plants. One week prior to harvest it is advisable to flush your whole system, and fill it up with clean, pH balanced water.

By giving your plants nothing but clean water during the final week before harvest, you remove any unwanted taste that might accumulate from the fertilizers. We added Sweet Leaf to the mixture a few weeks ago, to enhance the aroma and flavor of our medicine. Flushing will not remove the improvements of this wonderful product.

Sweet Leaf supplies four of the richest tasting sugars along with an abundance of amino acids, organic acids, esters and vitamins. Claire and I are looking forward to harvest time, which is at the end of the month. I flushed my system out yesterday, and my ladies are drinking pure, clean water.

The buds are numerous and large and smell sweet. Harvest time is the time to give thanks and we have a lot to be thankful for. We’ve managed to avoid major setbacks such as powdery mildew, by keeping humidity down and using Protector as a preventative spray.

We were very careful in administering nutrients to make sure that we didn’t over-fertilize. And we were sure to provide 12 hours of “daylight” followed by 12 hours of total darkness, to give the buds a chance to develop and grow large.

Who says we were thrown out of the Garden of Eden? The Garden is right here, in our basement!

As Bob Dylan, my minstrel of choice, sang once upon a time:
“There are no truths outside the Gates of Eden.”

posted by Wes @ 1:48 PM


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