….. “Perhaps a powerful tool is found through “ganja people” economics. A recent poll estimates that 7% of the population smokes marijuana. In other words about 770,000 people in Ontario – which represents over $20 BILLION in gross economic power. Imagine what could happen if all these folks decided to “vote” with their dollars. This is $45 billion or so on a national scale. If we spend more of our $45 billion dollars purchasing hemp foods, hemp clothing, hemp papers, hemp blankets, hemp oils, hemp soaps, hemp carpeting etc. THAT would change the tide – today and tomorrow. We’d deliver a message that would be heard from Bay Street to Wall Street in a surprising hurry.”( DocBush – ?2000 Docbush Publications )
Hempfest 2001 is a celebration of the Cannabis Plant with the main theme this year being The Medical Usage of Marijuana. As 93% of Canadians agree and support the right to use marijuana as medicine. The cannabis plant, also known as Marijuana, has hundreds of demonstrated medical and therapeutic uses. It is used to treat rare congenital illnesses, as well as common health problems, from simple headaches, to AIDS, and cancer. More is known about the therapeutic uses of Marijuana than about most prescription drugs.
Marijuana has been tested by millions of people, for thousands of years. In all that time, there is not a single recorded death caused by consuming Marijuana. Most prescription drugs have only been tested 10 to 50 years.
Eighty percent of asthmatics could add two to four years to their life spans by using Marijuana over the presently legal and toxic medicine used by asthmatics.
The greatest advantage of Marijuana as a medicine is its unusual safety. The ratio of lethal dose to effective dose is estimated to be 40,000:1.
Ninety percent of glaucoma victims can benefit from the use of Marijuana. Marijuana is also the supreme dilator of the airways, the bronchi, opening them up to allow more oxygen into the blood. Marijuana is the best dilator of the small air tubes of the lungs, the bronchioles.
Medical research indicates that light Marijuana smoking would be the therapy of choice for mild emphysema to allow more fresh areas of bronchi to open up for more transfer, and to increase the quality of life for tens of millions of sufferers of emphysema.
Sixty percent of epileptics can benefit from the use of Marijuana. It is considered to be the best medication for many types of epilepsy and for most victims’ post seizure trauma.
Marijuana can alleviate the pain from migraine headaches, and when used as a preventative, reduce the number of attacks.
Marijuana could replace 50% of all the Valium, Librium, Thoracine, and Stelacine used today.
Research into oxygen transfer effects caused by Marijuana smoking indicates that chest pain, shortness of breath, headaches and such, which are symptomatic of heavy smog exposure, are usually alleviated entirely by light marijuana smoking throughout the day.
Marijuana is the best way presently known to dry the mouth’s saliva in dentistry. If legal, it would replace the highly toxic and deadly Probanthine.
MARIJUANA HAS BEEN PROVEN TO:
Relieve migraine headaches
Stop the advancement of glaucoma
Control spasticity from multiple sclerosis (MS) and paralysis
Alleviate nausea and pain associated with cancer chemotherapy treatments. Also helps in other cases of severe nausea
Block epileptic seizures
Help emphysema patients breathe better, increasing their oxygen transfer
Help in the treatment of smog related illnesses
Relieve the pain of arthritis and rheumatism and help other chronic pain diseases
Help in anorexia nervosa and other loss of appetite diseases
Work as a back spasm medicine. Marijuana is the best relaxant of muscles short of morphine
Relieve asthma attacks and improves breathing
Help people with AIDS relieve stress and depression, reduce pain, eliminate nausea, stimulate appetite
Help skin diseases, like pruritis
Help depression and other mood disorders and can be an adjunct to psychotherapy
Help overcome insomnia, deepen sleep
Help paraplegia and quadriplegia patients
Help alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol and narcotics
Have antimicrobal and antibacterial effects
Cure fistulas, corns, and fibrosis when used in a poultice
If your a band or know a band that is interested in performing at Hempfest 2001 , send us a promo pack to;
246 Queen Street East
Sault Ste Marie
Include a BIO, CD
Note: *Hempfest 2001 is to raise awareness and funds for the cause so we will only pay travel costs and accommodation costs while your here, plus a couple spending bucks in your pocket*
Have a Hempy Day.