Recreational THC 101 Jesse James September 2008 Biochemistry and Society
T etra H ydro C annabinol  <ul><li>“ It is, for all practical purposes, impossible to overdose on THC, as the user would c...
Cannabis <ul><li>“ As is the case with nicotine and caffeine, the role of THC in Cannabis, it seems, is to protect the pla...
Drug Comparison
Drug Comparison
Use in History <ul><li>Spiritually </li></ul><ul><ul><li>as an aid to meditation/trance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Herodot...
Use in History <ul><li>Medicinally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancer, aids, anorexia, alzheimer's, glaucoma, headache, dysenter...
Use in History <ul><li>Recreationally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychoactive effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ high” - ...
Strain   Names   by   Taxon Hybrids Ak-47, Blue Diamond, Blue Velvet, Blueberry, Blueberry Kush, Bubble Berry, Bubblegum, ...
Strains, THC, & Price <ul><li>Schwag – 4%, $25/ quarter </li></ul><ul><li>Midgrade - 7%, $50/ quarter </li></ul><ul><li>Ki...
Traditional Preparations <ul><li>Blunt  – for the homie in all of us </li></ul><ul><li>Since 3,000 B.C.E. </li></ul>
Traditional Preparations <ul><li>Joint  – social occasions & generosity </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1938 C.E. </li></ul>
Traditional Preparations <ul><li>Bong  – for that instant ripped buzz </li></ul><ul><li>Ancient Thai </li></ul>
Traditional Preparations <ul><li>Pipe  – to conserve and protect </li></ul><ul><li>Since 5,000   B.C.E. </li></ul>
Traditional Preparations <ul><li>One-Hitter  – Kind Bud or better </li></ul><ul><li>Modern device </li></ul>
Traditional Preparations <ul><li>Vaporizor  – preserves delicate THC </li></ul><ul><li>Modern Device </li></ul>
Traditional Preparations <ul><li>Spotter   –   when   all   else   fails…   at   home </li></ul>
Exotic Preparations  <ul><li>Hashish - cooked concentrates </li></ul>
Exotic Preparations <ul><li>Bhang  – an Indian beverage with a mixture of almonds, spices, milk and sugar </li></ul>
Exotic Preparations <ul><li>Kief  – collected trichomes </li></ul>
Exotic Preparations <ul><li>Honey oil  –   THC   collected   with   solvents </li></ul>
Responsible Use <ul><li>Use as desired </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LD50 - 1500 pounds at once </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn your ...
Legalization <ul><li>“ would largely reduce costs of maintaining the criminal justice and law enforcement systems”  wiki <...
Organizations <ul><li>AAMC  ·  BLCC  ·  Buyers Club  ·  CCRMG  ·  DPA  ·  FCA  ·  GMM  ·  LCA  ·  LEAP  ·  MPP  ·  NORML  ...
Sources <ul><li>www.norml.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikipedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.hightimes.com </li></ul><ul><li>ww...
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  1. 1. Recreational THC 101 Jesse James September 2008 Biochemistry and Society
  2. 2. T etra H ydro C annabinol <ul><li>“ It is, for all practical purposes, impossible to overdose on THC, as the user would certainly either fall asleep or otherwise become incapacitated from the effects of the drug before being able to consume enough THC to be mortally toxic.” wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Psychoactive substance </li></ul><ul><li>Trichomes of female cannabis flowers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cannabis <ul><li>“ As is the case with nicotine and caffeine, the role of THC in Cannabis, it seems, is to protect the plant from herbivores.” wiki </li></ul><ul><li>a.k.a. marijuana </li></ul><ul><li>Consumption since pre-history </li></ul><ul><li>Largest cash crop in the USA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$35.8 billion/year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>’81 – 2.2 million Lbs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>’06 – 22 million Lbs. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Drug Comparison
  5. 5. Drug Comparison
  6. 6. Use in History <ul><li>Spiritually </li></ul><ul><ul><li>as an aid to meditation/trance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Herodotus 5,000 b.c.e. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jews 3,000 B.c.e. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hindu 1,500 B.c.e. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rastafari 1,900 C.e. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Use in History <ul><li>Medicinally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancer, aids, anorexia, alzheimer's, glaucoma, headache, dysentery, menstrual cramps, depression, epilepsy, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>bipolar disorder, Obsessive compulsive, tourette syndrome, multiple sclerosis, epileptic seizures, irritable bowl syndrome </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Use in History <ul><li>Recreationally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychoactive effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ high” - change in consciousness, altered perception, euphoria, relaxation, stress reduction, increased appreciation of humor music or art, joviality, metacognition and introspection, increased sensuality, increased libido, creative or philosophical thinking, increased awareness of patterns and color </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Strain Names by Taxon Hybrids Ak-47, Blue Diamond, Blue Velvet, Blueberry, Blueberry Kush, Bubble Berry, Bubblegum, Buddha Plant, Cali Orange Plant, Cali Gold Plant, Durban Poison x Mighty Might, Flo, First Mature, Fourway #1, Fruity Pebbles, Full Moon, Jamaican Pearl, Jack Flash, Juicy Fruit, Grapefruit Haze, Himalayan Gold, Island Lady, KC-33, Kerala x Skunk, Kushage, Lemon Stinky, Leda Uno, Northern Berry, NYC Diesel, Purple#1, Purple Skunk, Purple Kush, Purple Alaskan Lightning, Romberry, Sour Diesal, Shaman, Shiva Shanti, Skunk Red Hair, Skunk Passion, Strawberry Cough, Skunk Haze, Swiss Miss, Sweet Island Skunk, Turtle Power, WhiteWidow, White Rhino Sativa Bazooka, Durban Poison, Maui Waui, Early Bud, Early Pearl, Early Skunk Plant, Great White Shark, Green Spirit, Haze, Haze Skunk, Haze Skunk, Hempstar, Jack Herer, Kali Mist, Ice, Lams Bread x Skunk, Niagra x Shiva, Night Queen, Northern Lights x Haze, Power Plant, Purple Haze, Smokey Bear, Silver Haze, Super Silver Haze, Swazi x Skunk, Thai, Voodoo, White Cloud Indica 818 Kush, Afghani, Afghani#1, Amstel Gold, Bella Caio, Big Bud, Black Domina, Black African, Black Jack, Chitral, Celtic Cross, Celtic Stone, Chem Dawg, Chronic, Double Gum, Early Girl, Early Skunk, Eclipse, Euforia, Green Spirit, G-13, Granddaddy Purple, Hawaiian Skunk, Hindu Kush, Holland's Hope, Hypno, Hash Plant, K2, Mango, Master Kush, Mazar, Mighty Might, Niagra, Northern Lights, OG KUSH, Romulan, Pink Indica, Purple High, Purple Urkel, Purple Star, Ruderalis Indica, Shiva, Sour Bubble, Southern Afghani, Super Chrystal, Twilight
  10. 10. Strains, THC, & Price <ul><li>Schwag – 4%, $25/ quarter </li></ul><ul><li>Midgrade - 7%, $50/ quarter </li></ul><ul><li>Kind Bud – 10%, $100/ quarter </li></ul><ul><li>High Grade – 20%, $150/ quarter </li></ul>
  11. 11. Traditional Preparations <ul><li>Blunt – for the homie in all of us </li></ul><ul><li>Since 3,000 B.C.E. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Traditional Preparations <ul><li>Joint – social occasions & generosity </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1938 C.E. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Traditional Preparations <ul><li>Bong – for that instant ripped buzz </li></ul><ul><li>Ancient Thai </li></ul>
  14. 14. Traditional Preparations <ul><li>Pipe – to conserve and protect </li></ul><ul><li>Since 5,000 B.C.E. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Traditional Preparations <ul><li>One-Hitter – Kind Bud or better </li></ul><ul><li>Modern device </li></ul>
  16. 16. Traditional Preparations <ul><li>Vaporizor – preserves delicate THC </li></ul><ul><li>Modern Device </li></ul>
  17. 17. Traditional Preparations <ul><li>Spotter – when all else fails… at home </li></ul>
  18. 18. Exotic Preparations <ul><li>Hashish - cooked concentrates </li></ul>
  19. 19. Exotic Preparations <ul><li>Bhang – an Indian beverage with a mixture of almonds, spices, milk and sugar </li></ul>
  20. 20. Exotic Preparations <ul><li>Kief – collected trichomes </li></ul>
  21. 21. Exotic Preparations <ul><li>Honey oil – THC collected with solvents </li></ul>
  22. 22. Responsible Use <ul><li>Use as desired </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LD50 - 1500 pounds at once </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn your limits </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Be a good neighbor, share </li></ul><ul><li>“Out of sight, out of mind” </li></ul>
  23. 23. Legalization <ul><li>“ would largely reduce costs of maintaining the criminal justice and law enforcement systems” wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule III drug </li></ul><ul><ul><li>potential for abuse less than other drugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>has a currently accepted medical use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Taxpayers annually spend between $7.5 billion and $10 billion arresting and prosecuting individuals for marijuana violations.” NORML </li></ul>
  24. 24. Organizations <ul><li>AAMC  · BLCC  · Buyers Club  · CCRMG  · DPA  · FCA  · GMM  · LCA  · LEAP  · MPP  · NORML  · Political parties  · POT  · Promena  · Rescheduling Coalition  · ASA  · SAFER  · SSDP  · THC Ministry  · Therapeutics Alliance  · MAPS </li></ul>
  25. 25. Sources <ul><li>www.norml.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikipedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.hightimes.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.pot-tv.net </li></ul><ul><li>www.ssdp.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.webehigh.com </li></ul>

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