Granny Storm Crow’s MMJ List

Hello friends,

The seasons are changing. Fall’s bright gold leaves have given way to the deep green of pines. The mountain has gained a light dusting of snow, with more to come tonight. Where last year’s fire blackened the hillsides, the seemingly dead oak trees have sent up a multitude of green shoots. While the families affected by the fire are in the slow process of rebuilding their homes and their lives. Two new homes now sit where, last year, there was nothing but ashes.  By this time next year, there will be more homes rebuilt, as life begins to return to almost normal.

Since major disasters seem to be hitting everywhere, I am going to remind all of you, once again, to have a “Go Bag” with a few changes of clothes, a jacket, comfy shoes, a couple weeks’ worth of your medications, hygiene items, little address book, some cash in small bills, a few granola bars and a bottle of water.  I also have a Sudoku magazine and pencils, and a deck of cards in my “Go Bag”, so I can pass the time if I’m stuck somewhere for a while. Being prepared for an evacuation can make the difference between having a merely stressful time, or a really horrible one! OK, enough with my nagging at you- on to the List.

Last year, it became impossible to keep up with all the changes in URLs, whole sites going down necessitating replacing their articles, and other changes, for literally thousands of studies.  So I have cut things back to just the most recent studies and news items for most subjects. If you want the older studies, they are still available online in the pre-2022 versions of my List.

When it comes to medical conditions, the newest studies and articles are what the majority of folks want, so I am focusing on 2020 onward to give you the very latest information. There are a few exceptions that still have the older information, such as the sections on CULTIVATION, CLASSIC STUDIES, the HISTORY sections, and the WAR ON DRUGS.  There‘s just too much older, but interesting stuff in them to be ignored.

My List is divided into three major sections that you open to access the STUDIES, the NEWS articles and a MINI-DICTIONARY. The sections all have an index that makes navigating my List a lot easier. To get the index to show up in the PDFs, you need to click the little ribbon-shaped icon on the right. In the WORD version, you’ll need to click the list-like “browse the headings” icon on the far left.

If you are new to my List, I suggest that you take a moment and just scroll on through the index, just to see what’s there.  I have put everything in both WORD and PDF formats, so you can choose the format that you prefer.  And please feel free to share my List with your friends! The whole idea behind my List is to educate everyone, so they can make an educated choice about cannabis.

NEWS – This is a good place to start your education about cannabis. The first thing you will see is “Beginners – Start Here”.  There is a lot to learn about cannabis and these articles will give you the basics and a bit more.

In this section are articles from newspapers, magazines, blogs, 1st person stories, and even a few editorials and letters from medical publications. This section will also introduce you to various cannabis-friendly sites. Interest in cannabis, and especially CBD, has peaked lately and even just with more recent articles, there are over 550 pages of links for you to explore in the NEWS section.

For those of you who are more interested in studies, the news articles can definitely be worth reading.  Since many studies are “pay-walled”, the articles often give details not available in the short, but free abstracts.

STUDIES – This section has the studies, abstracts and scholarly articles about the cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system.  Even after the “Covid slowdown” that hit research (and just about everything else), studies are now coming out at a remarkable rate.  Although I would like to have just full studies for you, I have included many of the more interesting short abstracts since many libraries and colleges have free access to the “pay-walled” studies.  There are over 2,000 pages of links that I have sorted into sub-sections and subjects to make researching easier.

The MINI-DICTIONARY – This little section has plain language definitions for some the new words you will run across in the STUDIES and a few of the NEWS articles.  You might want to print this section up just so you don’t have to jump between windows to find a definition.  There are only 29 pages, so if you print both sides, it’s not too unwieldy.

As of today, 48% of the states have legalized adult use of cannabis, while 76% of the states allow various levels of medical use. Both Canada and Mexico have legalized adult use. Isn’t it time that our government do the same?

Poll after poll has shown that the majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing adult use, while only a rapidly shrinking minority opposes it. We need to start reminding some of our “less enlightened” politicians that the concept of legal cannabis is far more popular than they will ever be.  Unless they wake up to that fact, they may have little hope of getting re-elected!

Well folks, this is getting way too long, so I’m just going to leave you with this little quote from the late Carl Sagan.

“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.”

Wishing peace and love to all,


Team pitching hemp crop row covers to replace plastic wins Ag Springboard

Lisa Duchene
Ag Springboard 2021 winner announcement
Competitors and judges react to the announcement of the winning teams in the College of Agricultural Sciences’ 2021 Ag Springboard business pitch contest. A pair of recent graduates planning to manufacture and sell crop row covers made of hemp fiber won the top prize of $7,500 to support their venture.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A pair of recent Penn State graduates planning to manufacture and sell crop row covers made of hemp fiber — instead of the typical plastic — won $7,500 toward their venture in the College of Agricultural Sciences’ 2021 Ag Springboard student business pitch contest.
Louis Waryanka and Sam Hackman competed as Irwin Innovation Group. They pitched their plan to produce and sell a row cover made of biodegradable fiber from hemp that sequesters carbon as it grows, helping to solve the problem of 11 billion square feet of damaged plastic row covers annually discarded by vegetable growers.
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Hemp Used for DIY Tiny Home

This Is the Best-Designed DIY Tiny Home—And It Uses Hemp - Flipboard
The Traveler is a DIY prefab cabin kit that focuses on ushering hemp-based construction into the mainstream.All images are courtesy of Coexist Build
Since last March, changes to how we live and work have forced many of us to squeeze an increasing number of tasks into the same square footage. While looking for a new home is always an option, it’s perhaps become more trouble than it’s worth in the current real estate climate. But what if there was a way to boost your property’s square footage while using sustainable materials? As it turns out, there is—as long as you’re willing to build it yourself.
That’s the premise behind the Traveler, a DIY prefab cabin kit offered by Coexist Build, an architect-led business focused on ushering hemp-based construction into the mainstream. Brought to life by a team including architect of record Anastasiya Konopitskaya with engineering from Jellen Engineering Services, the Traveler aims to turn your extra backyard space into a multifunctional sanctuary. Capable of functioning as a quiet, secluded office, the cabin has sliding door panels that make it easy to bask in nature by letting the outdoors in. At 140 square feet, its ground level offers enough space for multiple queen-size beds, while a lofted area provides even more potential room for bedding if you’re in need of a cozy guest house.
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Hempcrete: Alberta company uses hemp to build tiny homes

Christina Goodvin uses fibrous geothermal hempcrete blocks to insulate her tiny homes. (Submitted by Christina Goodvin - image credit)
Christina Goodvin uses fibrous geothermal hempcrete blocks to insulate her tiny homes. (Submitted by Christina Goodvin – image credit)
An Alberta-based company is capitalizing on a budding hemp industry by turning the versatile plant into a main ingredient in the construction of tiny homes.
Christina Goodvin, owner of tiny homes and greenhouse design firm Goodvin Designs, uses hempcrete — a mixture of wood hemp shafts, a lime-based binder and water — as wall insulation in her tiny homes. Once it’s set, the fibrous blocks can be placed inside dry wall, under floors or beneath a roof.
“It’s basically a way to manage moisture in the walls,” she told CBC’s Edmonton AM on Thursday.
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Farmers Encouraged To Look To Hemp To Improve Sustainable Farming Practices

New Zealand Hemp Industries Association Inc
“Hemp can be grown almost anywhere in any climate – from the deep south to the far north. It is an incredibly strong, fast-growing crop with so much potential. Not only is it naturally resistant to pests and weeds, it’s carbon negative and absorbs approximately four times more carbon dioxide than trees.
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UMCG to look into anti-cancer properties of cannabis oil following successful treatment

UMCG hospital Groningen: ready for the worst, but no corona virus reports
University Medical Center Groningen – Netherlands

“According to the UMCG, the experiences of two patients have prompted the study. Both patients had advanced liver cancer and started using cannabis oil. Now, 2 and 5 years after their diagnosis, respectively, the tumors have completely disappeared.”
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The Secret Ingredient in Paris’ Green Public Housing: Hemp

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(Illustration by Amelia Bates/Grist)
Winter in Paris is notoriously clammy, and this winter was no exception. But Gregory Ferembach didn’t need to turn on his heat much. One reason? The walls in his public housing building are lined with one of nature’s best insulation materials: hemp.
“We’re never cold in winter,” Ferembach said in French. “The kids walk around barefoot all the time, or even in their underwear.”
Ferembach says it helps that their apartment is on a middle floor, and their building is sandwiched between two others. But the coziness also owes to the unique material in their walls: “hempcrete,” a concrete-like blend made by mixing hemp hurd — the woody core of the cannabis plant — with water and lime. Despite the name, the material isn’t a direct substitute for concrete. But as an insulating material within walls, it holds the potential to transform the homes where we reside in ways that are healthier for people and the planet alike.
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Buckle Up! Hemp Sports Car Drives Toward Sustainable Future

Buckle Up! Hemp Sports Car Drives Toward Sustainable Future | Cannabis |
When hemp advocate Bruce Dietzen is cruising down the street in his hemp-based sports car, people think it’s just another vehicle trying to make a statement. And what a statement it is, especially when Bruce shares his story and reasons for wanting a more sustainably made and carbon neutral automobile on the road today.
“We can reduce the amount of carbon in the air with hemp. But what I am doing is more than just reducing carbon,” explains Dietzen, Founder of Renew Sports Cars and Carbon Negative Fiber. “Hemp has the potential to help everyone reduce their carbon footprint and live a life more carbon avoidant.”
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Triathlete uses prosthetic made from hemp at Kansas company

Chad Frey

The Kansan
Marc Dunshee, left, began competing in triathalons and marathons after receiving a prosthetic leg made in part from hemp designed by  Kyle Trivisonno (left). Trivisonno is moving his company, Human Plan Solutions, out of a Wichita State business incubator into a building at the Newton City/County Airport.

Marc Dunshee shattered his left leg riding a dirt bike, an injury he was never able to fully recover from. He spent 10 years in pain, in and out of doctors’ offices, before he took what some would call a drastic action to end that pain.

He asked doctors to cut off his leg. He had to ask several times before doctors said yes, and scheduled a surgery.

And while that could have been the biggest life-changing moment in Dunshee’s life, there was another one yet to come. He applied for a job at a business that made prosthetics, wanting to learn how to make his own leg.

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Rick Simpson has helped so many people. Now he needs help!

Dear Friends,
We have some important news to share.
Many of you have been wondering why Rick Simpson hasn’t been present in the public arena for the past few years. We have decided to inform the public that, in May 2018, Rick suffered a stroke and has since been in the process of recovery.
Being a very private person, neither Rick nor his family wanted to make this information public earlier so that he could be fully focused on his recovery.
It is needless to say that a stroke and its aftermath often prove to be an extreme challenge for the person who suffered from it as well as their immediate family.
Since Rick’s stroke, his sole caregiver was and still is his wife Danijela, with whom he had for the last seven years been diligently working on educating people about the benefits of medicinal cannabis through lectures, interviews and consultations worldwide, while holding a base in Europe.
Rick has come a long way in the last two and a half years but despite all human efforts to meet and keep up with all of Rick’s medical needs, Rick and Danijela are now facing immense financial challenges.
Therefore, we are organising a fundraising campaign to help cover Rick’s medical expenses, those incurred during the last two and a half years and those which are still on the horizon.
After years of advocating for people’s rights to heal themselves using natural remedies, more specifically cannabis oil today widely known as RSO – Rick Simpson Oil, which a great number of people around the world are using to either cure or help regulate many different health conditions, and after writing two books on the subject, giving countless interviews and lectures, Rick is now in need of some kindness from all of you who are willing and able to help.
How can you help?
You can support Rick Simpson by buying one of his books or by making a donation!
Buy one of Rick’s books at:
Make a donation in support of Rick Simpson via a DONATE button
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A wholehearted thank you!
Rick and Danijela Simpson