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Ishmael Fleishman

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    B. cappi discolouration

    I have a B. cappi - it seems to grow well however it is showing leaf discolouration per photos. What do I need to do?
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    B. cappi discolouration

    Cheers Glaukus
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    Anyone got B. caapi cuttings?

    I got one from https://witchbrewaustralia.com/banisteriopsis-caapi/
  4. My friend and I have anxiety, that affects our sleep and she has an OCD skin picking problem from it - we have used every over-the-counter and prescription drug on the market. Only the highly addictive prescription meds (like Vslium) work but the GP will not give them ongoing. We then discovered cannabis and it is amazing - we both get 8 hours of solid sleep and her skin clears up. However, because of the stupid law, we are breaking the law. We are looking at getting a medical cannabis exemption. We do not drink alcohol. Are there any other potent plant options that treat anxiety and help with sleep?
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    Options For Potent Anti-Anxiety Botanical

    Based on this thread I opted to make a hops alcohol tincture - It has been infusing for two plus weeks. The taste is great if you enjoy extra hoppy IPA's - it's like the aftertaste of a good bitter beer with all those yummy hoppy terpenes quickly followed by the abrasive bitterness. I have been playing with dosing. I am taking about 1 tablespoon of the tincture and the effects are described as the body sensations of cannabis without the high. I feel slightly physically sedated, the sensation of floating. A heavy feeling, my breathing feels heavier and slower. Cognitively there seems to be a reduction in processing however it is not stupifying. I would describe the sensation as being akin to a wet blanket weighing me down. Not unlike the sedation of Kava. An hour after administration I feel the sedation increasing becoming a more encompassing experience. However, it seems unable to put me to sleep. The sensation is akin to being drunk without the negative side effects. Now this made me think about the relationship between cannabis and Humulus. It turns out Humulus contains CBD and I would hazard a guess that I am getting CBD from my hops tincture. This makes me wonder if a more concentrated CBD source may be more effective for me. I am tempted to reduce the tincture volume by heating the alcohol thereby increasing the potency of the THC or whatever active compounds are affecting me. The journey continues.
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    S. divinorum

    I am growing my collection so if you can help message me -
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    MMA on Four Corners tonight

    This piece of journalism was an attempt to discredit psychedelics - the rise in the public consciousness of these medicines threatens the established order and the vested interests of conservative groups in society. Now the accusation raised by the piece is concerning and as a community, we should never tolerate sexually predatory behaviour, bullying or intimation. Trial by media and public opinion is not justice but is driven by the worst instincts in human nature. Those interviewed should have known better, do not talk to journalists, never ever, they are like anyone with power they are not there to help you or anyone else but themselves and their paymasters.
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    MMA on Four Corners tonight

    No one watching this would have a positive view of psychedelics. Maybe psychedelics are too much of a pandora's box and that capitalist culture is just not capable of harnessing and utilising its potential. When baser human instincts for money and power become to the fore. The temptation of abuse might be too great with such powerful experiences. Benefitting only the status quo and ensuring that the healing potential of psychedelics becomes lost again. This is another nail in the legitimacy that psychedelics might have had with established government and professional medical institutions going forward. I feel terrible torn knowing how much psychedelics have helped. It is just so sad.
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    Options For Potent Anti-Anxiety Botanical

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    Options For Potent Anti-Anxiety Botanical

    The problem is not the drug use the problem is their mental health - they use drugs to cope with their mental health - however, as far as the department is concerned both are "problems" - hey a few years ago the department wanted to institute a heterosexuality test. But could not get it past the discrimination laws.
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    Options For Potent Anti-Anxiety Botanical

    That is interesting - about the judge. Giving it a couple of days after dosing is not an option I need nightly dosing to sleep. I really need a new job. I work in an industry where even with a prescription I would be fired - let’s just say there are special federal and states laws that apply to my profession (major government department) because we are supposed to be above reproach. If it was found out that I was taking medical cannabis I would be fired. I came out as having mental health problems due to my work and the department continues to try to bully me quiet because people with mental illness are dangerous and cannot be trusted in the kind of work I do. The funny thing is a 1/4 of the staff are drug/alcohol dependent and we have had two suicides in the last 4 years. Several staff members use cannabis/MDMA/LSD/heroin regularly. But they hide their problems well so fly under the department’s radar.
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    Options For Potent Anti-Anxiety Botanical

    My female friend has been using the herbal tea for two weeks now - she feels it helps however when she has excitement or stress then the herbs do not help her sleep - I feel that this is mostly a placebo - she does however enjoy the tea flavour and drinking it gives her a nighttime routine that helps. Also, her Prurigo Nodularis (a skin condition) has come back with a vengeance even with the herbs. It seems that only cannabis is able to treat her anxiety, insomnia and Prurigo Nodularis. A quick search shows that Prurigo Nodularis is effectively treated by cannabis and is recommend were it is legal. She has come around to the idea of getting approval for medical cannabis.
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    Options For Potent Anti-Anxiety Botanical

    I have some Aqua Vita left over and I had some Nelson Sauvin Hops - I filled up the bottle and will put it away for 6 weeks to see how and if it works.
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    Options For Potent Anti-Anxiety Botanical

    How long will they last - a search says that 6 months max before they go off even in the freezer.
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    Options For Potent Anti-Anxiety Botanical

    Can you recommend a brand/model?
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    Free Astrophytum capricorne seed giveaway (2 Left)

    I got my seeds two or so weeks ago - I put them into a modified takeaway tek and here is the progress.
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    Options For Potent Anti-Anxiety Botanical

    I have eaten a pellet of hops and yes it is bad but might try it again.
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    Options For Potent Anti-Anxiety Botanical

    Stupid question but how do you get water to 130ºc? So you are suggesting cooking the hops in 100ºc water for 120 minutes to isomerize the alpha acids. - Just like you would when boiling wort to make beer. No alcohol required? What dose do you suggest? Do you suggest blending it with valerian?
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    Options For Potent Anti-Anxiety Botanical

    I have decided to no longer use cannabis to help with sleep. For the following reasons. As I understand with current laws those caught with THC in their system will be charged even with a medical exemption. This should change in a year or two in Victoria. But I cannot risk losing my licence for 6 months. I have tried edibles and honestly, I'm not too fond of the body load, or couch lock. I am now stuck with a large number of brownies that I might just throw in the bin. I enjoy the act of smoking and the sedating effect but my lungs do not like regular use. I am an ex-tobacco smoker and I hate that burning feeling in my lungs. Vaping might be the way to go in future but I will have to try. Once legalisation rolls around and options open up I might look at cannabis again.
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    Options For Potent Anti-Anxiety Botanical

    Can you explain this - I have access to food-grade 70%ABV alcohol. I am thinking of doing an extraction of the mix of suggested herbs. Can anyone tell me about hops - I used to homebrew so I am familiar with hops in brewing but never used hops otherwise.
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    Options For Potent Anti-Anxiety Botanical

    Please let me know I really find good Kava helpful and used to enjoy it in the past. And yes the crap from the chemist warehouse is useless.
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    Options For Potent Anti-Anxiety Botanical

    Thank you Halcyon Daze it is very helpful I will be going down the legal option. I am making an appointment time today with Trava. I am very much into entheogens and I treat plants with the utmost respect. However, learning to work with these medicines takes time.
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    Options For Potent Anti-Anxiety Botanical

    I have looked at a good vaporizer and it looks like a good option however one I was looking at came in at $400 - 700 (depending on extras) a price I cannot justify at the moment. Also, I have no plans for long-term regular use. The cannabis juice is not to get high per se supposedly it's a mild relaxant and nutrient-dense popular in India and Carrebian where you have an Indian diaspora. People use the leave as tea again for the same purpose. I think the first humans to ever use cannabis would have eaten straight of the plant and eaten the seeds and then made a tea. Long before they burned it. I saw a Doco where it said that cannabis was burned in a large bowl in Ukraine just like incense in an enclosed space and that is how they first got high. I have looked at things like Instant Pot and other carboxylate tools some came to AU $500. However, I have just used an oven with a temp probe and a sealed stainless container and it worked really well I just have to watch the temperature carefully. I would be interested in trying to do a CBD carboxylate schedule instead of THC.
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    Options For Potent Anti-Anxiety Botanical

    Yesterday I bought some herbs from my local health food shop. I made up a mix of Skullcap, Valerian, Chamomile and Passiflora for anxiety and sleep and I added Liquorice root for sweetness. I allowed my friend to administer it at.a dosage of three teaspoons in hot water soaked for 15 minutes, 30 minutes before bed. I made sure to use the placebo effect to my advantage, telling her that these herbs have "strong data" supporting their use and they are "effective", that this "will" make you sleep "really" well and that she will not have any groggy side effects on next day - a concern she has. Basically marketing the medication is just any good GP does when they prescribe any drug. She took the dose as instructed and this morning I spoke to her and she said "WOW that stuff is amazing and I slept like a baby" 8 solid hours of sleep for her. Personally, I am skeptical of how truly effective the herbs are for sleep believing that "the dose makes the poison" and anything that can heal can also harm and therefore anything that does no harm cannot offer much healing - however, I am a sceptical bastard - however good medical treatment is as much about caring for your patients as it is about the administration of the medication. So it worked, now we will see if it continues to be effective over time.
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