Well, it has been over a year since I took a tolerance break from smoking weed, and I think its time for me to take another little break. I will take a week off, and when I come back, my tolerance will be much lower, and I will get super high again. It is very important to take tolerance breaks, especially if you are a regular smoker. You need to give your body a chance to cleanse itself, and restore the natural chemical balance.
Paper and Paper Products – Why cut down millions of our trees that take 20 years to regrow, if we can get the fiber we need for our paper from industrial cannabis (Hemp), that takes 4 months to regrow?? Hemp is an excellent source of fiber for paper, newsprint, cardboard and packaging, as well as any other kind of specialty paper products.
Textiles – Industrial Textiles like twine, rope, nets, canvas, tarps, carpets, linings and molded parts. Consumer textiles like apparel, diapers, fine fabrics, denim, handbags and shoes.
Building Materials -Hemp hurd is the soft inner core of the hemp stem. It is highly absorbent and rich in cellulose which offers thermal and acoustic insulation. Fiberboard from hemp can be used in building, and furniture making. Hemp hurd can be used as fiberglass substitute and insulation substitute. Hempcrete, or Hemplime is a bio-composite material that is used for construction and insulation. It is easier to work with then traditional mixes, as it is lightweight and acts as an insulator and moisture regulator. It is not as brittle as concrete, and does not need expansion joints. It has been successfully used in France since the early 1990s, to construct non-weight bearing insulating infill walls, as Hempcrete does not have the required strength for constructing foundations, and is instead supported by the frame. It is a low density material, and its resistance to cracking makes it ideal for construction in areas with seismic activity.
Food Source – Hemp seeds are an excellent source of easily digestible protein. Hemp seeds could be used both raw and as oils they produce. The nut of the seed can be used in breads, salads, granola, cereals, hemp milk and dairy products, as well as protein powders. Hemp seeds can also be used as animal and bird feed.
Industrial and Consumer Chemicals – Apart from nutritional values hemp seeds can be used to produce oils which can substitute for fuels, lubricants, inks, varnishes, solvents, coatings, putty, paints and plastics. Consumers will benefit from hemp soap, shampoo, bath gels, creams, lotions, balms and other specialized cosmetics. (and I am not even including the medical marijuana market, this is strictly from the industrial cannabis, the hemp)
Aside from the obvious economic benefits we can derive from Hemp, there are many basic agricultural benefits from planting cannabis. Hemp can improve our air by absorbing large quantities of CO2, and releasing much needed oxygen. Hemp cultivation will help with soil improvement during crop rotation, as well as do wonders for the soils fertility. Deep roots are natural soil aerator and when hemp is grown in the same soil that has been drained of it’s nutrients by other cultures (like wheat and corn), it helps restore the soil balance quicker.
August of 2017 turned out to be a hot month for poker in Ohio. And since we have NO online poker sites to turn to for satellites, (thank you, US government) we must play the live versions. Luckily, both Hollywood Columbus Casino and Jack Cincinnati Casino decided to have their poker series within a week of each other.
As you know I have min-cashed at the Columbus kickoff $350 event, so I was riding high with the hopes of another solid performance. I got all my ducks in a row. Took two days off work, to make sure I can play both starting days if things don’t go my way on the first try. Got my bankroll ready. Even hit a cash giveaway for a thousand bucks just to make sure I have enough wiggle room in my bankroll to play. Poker Gods however, had different plans.
Unfortunately for all my well laid plans, I caught a cold a day before the kickoff event, and ended up spending both of my days off, and the whole weekend, with the miserable sniffles. I heard that most of the events didn’t even make their guarantees, and I did not get a chance to grab my slice of the pie. So sad. I think I need go get a flu shot. It’s been over a decade since I’ve been vaccinated.
So it’s flu season, and I got the bug. Put me down for a few days, and kept me indoors for pretty much over a week. Obviously I did not get to play much poker, so I am using this little hiatus to improving my physical shape.