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Last Update: April 17, 2008 12:25 PM

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"Hi there,
I am Dana Larsen, the author of the article you linked to about Popeye’s spinach being a metaphor for marijuana. I saw the reply you posted from Bobby London, denying that there was any connection between spinach and cannabis. Of course, he is not the creator of Popeye and there’s no reason he would have any more insight into the thought processes of Popeye creator Segar than anyone else.I thought your readers might like to see this Popeye cover (at right) from October 1939, drawn by Joseph Musial. I only came across this cover recently, after I had written the original article posted on Alternet. The comic cover shows Popeye lounging among pillows in an Arabian sort of tent, smoking out of a hookah labelled “Spinach.”This cover illustration shows that, to at least some people involved in the early formation of the Popeye comics, the spinach/marijuana connection was obvious, and not something they were ashamed of, as King Comics put it prominently on the cover.Thank you for your attention."

Jest a minute of your alleged 'crime'..

The recreational use of cannabis indica is only one aspect of Hemp.

Industrially, hemp has uses that are very relevant to climate change and ecology. Hemp is a renewable and sustainable annual crop that can be used for fabric, as a mop crop to absorb effluent waste, to make paper without woodchip, and to make compressed fibre building products without woodchip, just to mention a few. NSW is about to allow industrial hemp crops for the production of hemp fibre.

Nutritionally, hemp oil and hempmeal flour have been shown to contain Omega-3's and Linoleic acid in ideal proportion. Unfortunately, unlike other countries party to the UN convention on drugs, Australia has not put a framework in place for hemp food products. See the ANZFA site for the current status of hemp food products. As a result some hemp food products are being sold in Australia as "animal food" and have an explanation of hemp food product status in their advertising.

Medically there are a range of conditions and treatment side-effects that cannabis can give relief to, but our conservative pollies want to throw the babies out with the bathwater rather than contemplate or tolerate the thought.

Legally, some states will now convict you of "Driving with the presence of an illicit drug" if you are found to have cannabis metabolites in your system. There is no issue of "impairment". It does not matter if your driving is unaffected.

Spiritually, hemp is in legal limbo.

Politically we are back in the position of the Nineteen Thirties, facing a barrage of false and misleading information and media type-casting. It is a back foot position in a world whose politicians are increasingly obsessed by control issues.

Ironically prohibition creates more harms than benefits. We do not believe their disinformation. We would even call for the re-introduction of open government.

Seriously, join us once again for the anti-prohibition tango in May, where we harmlessly and non-violently stand up for what we do believe, and while we are at it, have a lot of light hearted fun.

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Bicycle Day

Since 1984, some people have observed Bicycle Day on April 19th. This is the anniversary of the day that Albert Hofmann intentionally took LSD in 1943. On the 16th Hofmann accidentally absorbed a bit of LSD, but the 19th was the first intentional experience, when he took what he then considered a minimum effective dose, 250 mics. In LSD, My Problem Child he records that day:
By now it was already clear to me that LSD had been the cause of the remarkable experience of the previous Friday, for the altered perceptions were of the same type as before, only much more intense. I had to struggle to speak intelligibly. I asked my laboratory assistant, who was informed of the self-experiment, to escort me home. We went by bicycle, no automobile being available because of wartime restrictions on their use. On the way home, my condition began to assume threatening forms. Everything in my field of vision wavered and was distorted as if seen in a curved mirror. I also had the sensation of being unable to move from the spot. Nevertheless, my assistant later told me we had traveled very rapidly.
In this dark hour of ignorance and superstition about psychedelics, you can light a candle of hope and reason. To commemorate the bicycle ride that changed the world forever, let's celebrate Bicycle Day with bicycle trips, sending cards with bicycle pictures on them to friends, joyful picnics, and other festive activities.
Remember Bicycle Day and Keep it Holy



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