Talk:Marijuana

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Could the Hemp and Marijuana contents be checked, by someone wiser than me, since... a) How relevant is modern (ie. non-medieval) companies' campaigning against hemp fabrics, and biodiesels to a medieval-themed wiki? b) There is repetition in the content between the two pages, since Hemp states it is different to Marijuana, but Marijuana describes itself in terms of industrial hemp.

Thanks! Asfridhr 21:22, 21 July 2009 (EST)

My Lady uses hemp fabric in her modern sewing for its absorbant quality. She says that yes, you can make hemp fabric from the same plant as marijuana but commercial hemp cloth is normally made from a plant that either doesn't have the hallucinatory component or they are present in such a negligible amount that it is of no concern. - Cian Gillebhrath 23:06, 21 July 2009 (EST)
Agreed, Cannabis sp. the plant can be used in the production of fibres (hemp) and for an extract used in drugs (marijuana). The 'industrial' cannabis plants are generally those that produce more bast fibres, than THC.
But the information on the hemp page doesn't really cover the fibre/textile use (I am happy to add that when I have time if no-one else does), and the marijuana page seems to have mixed in both cannabis 'types'.
I think what I'm trying to say that the content between the two pages seems jumbled to me, and if they should be merged or the contents better separated or something. Does that make more sense?
Asfridhr 18:36, 23 July 2009 (EST)
I certainly agreed that the pages need improving, but I would keep them as separate pages. Let the marijuana one talk about the medieval usage of the "drug" and SCA policies towards it (and its effects). The hemp one can discuss the medieval usage and production of hemp, whether it is the same as modern hemp and any advice on using modern hemp. I would get rid of the Dupont stuff. It's not relevant.
Have a look at assassin for more related to hashish.
- Cian Gillebhrath 18:18, 24 July 2009 (EST)