18 Nov '11, 5pm

18 of Nature’s Most Powerful Medicinal Plants | WebEcoist via @webecoist

18 of Nature’s Most Powerful Medicinal Plants | WebEcoist via @webecoist

Seriously. Though marijuana is still illegal in the United States, it is legal in 12 states for medicinal purposes, and if a case of poison ivy in the woods isn’t a medicinal purpose, what is? Marijuana was *mostly* legal until 1970 when it became classified as a hard drug. No one thought of it as a dangerous or illicit drug until the 20th century; in fact, hemp was George Washington’s primary crop and Thomas Jefferson’s secondary crop. The Declaration of Independence is written on it; the Gutenberg Bible was printed on hemp, too. There’s actually an environmental dimension to legalizing marijuana – hemp is a remarkable and renewable plant, offering all kinds of foodstuff and product uses that surpass cotton and plastic. But health benefits are well documented, from depression and anxiety relief to reduced blood pressure, pain alleviation and glaucoma treatment. It is not ...

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A friend sent Nina an urgent text message that said: "Alert! Today is a good day for planting garlic!" KK Haspel talks to ...