Living Soil 101
Pot Matters: The Happening
When does it happen?
That was the questions posed to Dr. Norman Zinberg by observers of a groundbreaking research study about cannabis use he conducted at Harvard University with Dr. Andrew Weil. Zinberg and Weil were observing people under the influence of marijuana, something at the time (decades ago) that had never been done before in a scientific setting.
Zinberg invited a few guests interested in the study to observe his research subjects while they used marijuana. That’s when the question came up. When does it happen? “When does what happen?” Zinberg replied. When do they go berserk?
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Pot For Pets? Here Are 5 Animals It Helps
Just like humans, many animals have an endocannabinoid system—which means they can benefit from cannabis too. Here are five wonderful examples of the positive effects of pot in the animal kingdom.
Virtually every month, there’s a new story about cannabis saving a canine. In February, the Chi-Town Mommy Mayhem blog reported the story of Leah, a 7-year-old Great Dane with bone cancer. Leah was given the commercial product Canna Companion, a proprietary blend that offers phytocannabinoids and terpenes in capsule form. She went from barely walking to running around the yard and avoided amputation. Leah is also living longer than expected.
5 Renewable Soilless Grow Media
All gardeners need to consider the environmental impacts that they may have by choosing one method or substrate over another. Many staples of hydroponics and soilless container growing come from strip mines that destroy natural habitats like rain forests or peat bogs.
Media such as perlite, vermiculite and expanded clay pellets (hydroton) all come from strip mines. Strip, or surface, mining involves moving thousands of tons of earth to dig out the desired mineral. These mines use large amounts of energy and often heavily pollute their surroundings, leaving behind large areas of barren bedrock unfit for any sort of cultivation.
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