I'm Mik. Model, mother, moron. Future meta-magician. Former logic clinician.
My better half and I own Brainfood Bookstore in Longmont, Colorado. It is the only exclusively indie- and local-lit bookstore in the nation. We meet a lot of crazy folks.
Testimonial from a former roommate:
"Living with you was like living with a quiet little opinionated deer person who floated around like a ghost and said smart/nutso things and ate seaweed. "
I love Colorado. I love mountains. I love hiking. I read and write. I raise my children to the best of my ability. I have lupus and have defeated early-stage cancer twice, so I pretty much fully support the use of medical marijuana.
(Note: This is from a private discussion we were having about Hemp Seed Oil and its benefits both nutritionally and as a moisturizer. Just wanted to publish this now because hnhnta makes an excellent point I’d never though of before)
I know, right! I think the fatty acid thing is what I was trying to say haha. I mean I use it mostly medically by smoking, not for nutrition by ingesting, but only because I can’t get any fresh— despite the fact that preliminary studies show that marijuana ‘juice’ might reduce ANA levels in patients with lupus and other autoimmune disorders (which no other treatment, other than chemo and other toxins, is shown to do). It SUCKS that it’s illegal just because pharmaceutical companies want me to have to pay for (and be dependent on) treatments that are ineffective and harmful to my body.
But what you said about fixing world hunger is a point I’d never heard before, yet it seems plausible. Not that it would straight-up fix world hunger, but that hemp seed oil could be used as a nutritional supplement in places where most of the populace relies on sparse grain with little nutritional value. As we both noted, Hemp Seed Oil is the only naturally-occurring oil with not only all the essential fatty acids, but the same ratio needed by the human body. Let’s break this down: Any other oil or fat contains either not all the essential fatty acids, or the wrong ratios, meaning you have to eat a combination of fats and oils to get everything your body needs. In areas with high rates of hunger, people obviously don’t have the resources to go around eating some of this kind of fat and some of that kind of fat until they have enough to support brain and eye growth, fetal development, immune function, etc. What hnknta seems to be suggesting, and what I absolutely agree with, is that in such areas, an effective solution would be to plant a bunch of hemp (as she said, grows easily, and is more hardy than most grains), and let the people get all their essential fatty acids from hemp. Maybe not “Bingo, problem solved!” but definitely a step in the right direction.
And sorry I just got around to answering this, I passed out last night in the middle of our conversation :/