Friday, September 18, 2009

ye dopes!

Stratford is known as the location of the Shakespeare Theatre Festival. It is now also the place where people get sick after stealing a marijuana cousin.

hemp vs marijuanaThe latest hoopla that wakes people up at night in Stratford is not Shakespeare, but rather the illness resulting from confusing hemp with marijuana:

Stratford Police have issued a public alert after reports of people – “adults and youth” – helping themselves to a crop of commercial hemp that looks like marijuana but instead of delivering a high can make users “violently ill” with severe headaches, nausea and vomiting.

The crop, located just south of the Festival Marketplace Mall off C.H Meier Blvd., has become the target of thieves, police say.

“People, both adults and youth, have been going onto the property and stealing the crop, thinking it is marijuana,” said Insp. Sam Theocharis.”

“Our biggest concern is from a public-safety standpoint. Hemp is not meant for ingestion and the user will become violently ill and may very well require hospital care.”

field of hemp Hemp has many industrial uses (health supplements, fibre, paper, textiles and even building materials), while marijuana is only “recreational”. The active ingredient in marijuana, THC (tetrahydrocannabino) is also present in hemp, but with a much lower concentration. Historically, one had to consume a very large quantity of hemp in order to get the high obtainable from only a few grams of marijuana, and would never get there, because of getting sick long before getting high. Furthermore, lately, because of hi-tech weed cultivation, the concentration of THC in grass has steadily increased over the years. As such, there’s no way you can get high with hemp. Just stick to your pusher, maaaaaan.SkullMoney EyesWhistlingFeeling beat upNot worthy

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