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About john

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    Ethnobotany / psychedelics / spiritual development

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  1. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    Thanks for that. I am afraid that I am not prepared to risk sending this stuff in the mail. I am in the NT and it has the most severe penalties for sending this stuff. It looks as if they have taken the severest penalties covering the most mild offences and adopted them all to cover everything so they have unlimited power if they catch you. Many thousands of dollars in fines and jail terms. If you have a contact up here I can do an air layer.
  2. john

    CAAPI storage

    Does anyone know the best way to store the vine. Can it be dried and powdered and kept in a jar? Frozen then dehydrated? Just freeze? I am removing a 6 year vine and want to keep vine parts for a few years.
  3. john

    P. viridis legal restrictions

    No - they just asked me to provide contact info and listed OK.
  4. john

    P. viridis legal restrictions

    No problems with Ebay just one guy who wanted a refund which he got. Thanks Gluakus.
  5. Hi Guys, I grew too many P.viridis for myself and have been selling the leaves on Ebay. I cannot find any evidence that it is illegal to do so. One customer cam back forcefully warning me that it is illegal and that I should delete my entry. He has provided no evidence that it is illegal. Does anyone know if the leaves separated from the plant sold for propagation purposes is illegal please? I see Herbalistics sells these leaves for sale in Australia. Cheers, John S
  6. john

    Phyllode extraction

    Wow - thanks. I never thought I could get such detail on Google. That is enough for me to give it a try.
  7. I have read that all Acacia's that have DMT in the rootbark have it in phyllodes also. Has anyone actually extracted from Acacia confusa phyllodes please and if so what was the result (%). I do not want to dig if I can pick.
  8. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    Wow. It seems as if you are into it. Do you have a pain problem yourself?
  9. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    Would you like some more? I collected some brown seed pods dropped under the tree and a few of something have come up. Could be speciosa?
  10. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    Thanks for the references. I would have to be younger to follow hem all up. Torsten advised that he had no success with the pods I sent him. He is seeding advice overseas as to whether they are actual seeds or spent flowers? I have gone back to cuttings for a while. Do you have trees yourself?
  11. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    I doubt if you were on oral fentanyl as as far as I know it is not active orally; thus the patches or IV. I had osteoporosis of the spine with spontaneous crushing of vertebrae in the Thoracic and upper lumber spine which damaged multiple discs and caused a lot of spinal nerve compression, contact and inflammation. Severe pain was my constant companion for over 10 years. They started me off on the non opiate meds without much relief and progressed to opiates. Morphine at higher doses caused tremors and jerks. We worked out it was coming from morphine's metabolites not the morphine itself. Fentanyl has no active metabolites so we tried that. Over time I finished up on over 200 mcg / day along with the pain it took my life away for 10 years. Just zonked out and all effort going to coping with the pain. I was suicidal and needed to stop and with help from NA and GP I tapered by cutting off 1mm of patch each week or each 2 weeks. It took a couple of years. The fear and powerlessness over the need for more is not forgettable. That is why I should not have it again unless I am terminal. Today I have a small dose of morphine and use the neuroplasticity and visualisation method referred to in Norman Doig's, "The Brain That Heals Itself". It actually boosts the bodies normal process of combating pain. So many people do not try it. It needs knowledge of how the nervous system works and how the body responds to pain so you can visualise.
  12. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    I have a friend with dyslexia. He speaks very fluently but is a bit lost with reading and writing. I have recently done a swap with Torsten with these seeds. I will have to enquire if he had some luck. Good to hear I am not the only one having trouble with these seeds. I haven't worked out the meaning of your last sentence yet. My sense of humor is not the sharpest. I have heard that Mitra has been used successfully to get off opiates? I had to come off fentanyl patches 5 years ago but did it by very slow taper.. For me they should only be prescribed if I am terminal.
  13. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    So this means I may get a red veined variety from seed? I have ben told it may be more potent? I will keep at seed germination. I did get a few after I threw a heap of pods into potting mix but they died at the 15mm stage,.
  14. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    Looks like the case - I only got one plantlet but worth a try. The root hormones for stem growth are a bit expensive for me . I will try some coconut juice. Sounds like you have studied botany? Thanks for the information.
  15. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    Thanks for that. I will try again. My tree is not a rifat. It is the green veined leaf variety. I bought it from Torsten over 25 years ago and took a marcott with me when I moved. The tree is now so tall I need a fully extended mango-picker to reach the lowest branches. I have tried cutting around trunk buds closer to the ground but have not got any growth. That is why I need a smaller one.