Reliability of a Marijuana Strain Name

Naming Strains There is an unfortunate pattern among some breeders of new strains to give them names with shock value. Since only a relative few of us went through the Free Speech movement of the 60s, names such as, “Alaskan Thunder F**k,” “Cat Piss,” “F**king Incredible” or “Purple F**k V2” will likely never be prescribed, regardless of medical benefits. However, they will alienate potential patients as well as supporters of legalization. These names are not nearly so inviting as names such as “God’s Gift,” “Grand Daddy Purple,” “Buddha’s Sister” or “Papa’s Candy,” and the like. Perhaps breeders might bear this in mind and assign new strains a medically favorable, or at least neutral name. Inflammatory nomenclature is simply not good business practice.

Additionally, Oregon has now listed 20 names strains may not use in that state, based on appealing to children or to illicit drugs: I.E. Girl Scout Cookies, LSD, Green Crack, etc. Breeders need to be aware they can be naming their strains out of the market.

 

Reliability of a Strain Name

Unfortunately, a variety of commercial growers have taken to using existing strain names for crosses they have created with parents different from those of the original strain who’s name they have usurped. Where this has turned up in my research it is so noted. However, one should be aware that a given strain reported here (when available) includes the parents of that strain in the SECTION III listing all strains referred to. So, upon finding a given strain at a Dispensary, the reader should be sure to look up that strain in this book, note the parents listed and be sure the strain you are buying with that name is actually the strain this book is listing.

 

Lack of Scientific Research

It should be recognized that nearly all cannabis treatments contained herein are based on UNSCIENTIFIC REPORTS. (There are a few recent studies, however – Israel is conducting EXCELLENT medical Marijuana research, as is the University of California at San Diego). Ironically, the US government has blocked the vast majority of any attempts to study these claims in a scientific manor. I will not waste time going into the history of this fear and loathing brought on by the systematic propaganda generated by Harry J. Anslinger, the first commissioner of the then newly formed Federal Bureau of Narcotics who launched his campaign with a propaganda movie so inane it became a cult comedy in the ‘60s: REEFER MADNESS (1936). Anslinger, attempting to assure employment for former “revenuers” following the end of “Prohibition” said the following regarding “the evil weed”:

 

“How many murders, suicides, robberies, criminal assaults, holdups, burglaries and deeds of maniacal insanity it causes each year, especially among the young, can only be conjectured.”

 

 

This approach was profoundly successful and resulted in generations terrified that this plant, if ingested would result in instant and unparalleled addiction, insanity, violence and sexual amorality. The duration of the impact of these irrational beliefs required generations to dissipate and can be seen in comments by presidents as follows:

Richard Nixon: “That’s why the Communists and the left wingers are pushing the stuff. They’re trying to destroy us.”

Ronald Reagan: “Marijuana is perhaps the most dangerous drug in the United States.”

Bill Clinton: “I smoked it a time or two but I didn’t inhale.”

Barack Obama: “I smoked it….. and I inhaled…….deeply. That was the entire point.”

 

While the earliest written record of the use of cannabis for medical purposes comes

ftom a Chinese text dated to 2737 b.c, the following statements have been made by reputable medical institutions:

NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL of MEDICINE

“A federal policy that prohibits physicians from alleviating suffering by prescribing Marijuana to seriously ill patients is misguided, heavy-handed, and inhumane…. It is also hypocritical to forbid physicians to prescribe Marijuana while permitting them to prescribe morphine and

meperidine to relieve extreme dyspnea and pain …there is no risk of death from smoking Marijuana…. To demand evidence of therapeutic efficacy is equally hypocritical”

Jerome P. Kassirer, MD, editor, 1997

 

HANNOVER MEDICAL SCHOOL

“Knowledge about the therapeutic potential of cannabis products has been greatly improved by a large number of clinical trials in recent years. … There is now clear evidence that cannabinoids are useful for the treatment of various medical conditions.” ~ Investigators from the nova-Institute and the Hannover Medical School in Germany (Science Daily)

 

Therefore, even in states where cannabis is legal for medical use, the prescribing physicians, themselves are deprived of the knowledge of which strains best result in relief of specific symptoms. While these reports are subjective, it is hoped that they at least provide a starting point for prescribing physicians.

 

NATIONAL ACADEMY of SCIENCES

A recent study, “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids,” unequivocally asserts that Marijuana has medical value.

 

 

DISCLAIMER

Legal Notice: The author of this book has used his best efforts in preparing the material. The author makes no representation or warranties with respect to the accuracy, applicability, fitness or completeness of the contents of this book or of any or all of the references cited. The information contained in this book is strictly for educational purposes. Therefore, if you wish to apply ideas contained in this book, you are taking full responsibility for your actions. The author disclaims any warranties (express or implied), merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose. The author shall in no event be held liable to any party for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental or other consequential damages arising directly or indirectly from any use of this material, which is provided “as is”, and without warranties. The information provided is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, mitigate or prevent any diseases. All information available has not evaluated by the FDA and any claims by any individuals are not endorsed by this author. Do not use this material to diagnose or treat any health condition or disease without consulting a licensed medical doctor.

 

SCIENCE and the Information herein: All claims within this text were made by individuals who report only subjective personal experiences regarding specific strains related to their respective conditions. These reports have been taken from the

literature, the internet, word of mouth or personal experiences, none of which reflect a “scientific” objectivity and/or repeatability and said claims should be interpreted accordingly – that is, one person’s personal experience, not as proven fact applicable to anyone else other than the person reporting such effects on specific occasions.

 

Originally posted 2021-08-03 21:46:21.

Author: Sunny Dupree
Sunny Dupree is a seasoned journalist, keynote speaker and founder of Weed America: A Journalism-Minded Agency, which handles public relations, content marketing, social media, events and thought leadership for brands and executives in legal cannabis, hemp technology, alternative healthcare, and other new industries.