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OTHERSIDE FARMS Medical Marijuana Information Center in Sing Tao Daily Newspaper

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有关大麻合法化进入公投议题传得沸沸扬扬的同时,一间让人耳目一新的「大麻学校」日前在橙县(Orange County)柯斯塔梅莎市(Costa
Mesa)开放,经营者麦肯(McKeen)夫妇公开授课,从种植、法律、医学和烹饪的角度,让人们和大麻「亲密接触」,并将大麻背后鲜为人知的事公诸于 世。
这座名叫「另一边农场」(Otherside Farms)的大麻学校(资讯中心)坐落在新港滩大道(Newport Beach
Blvd.)上一个小型商业广场内,男主人麦肯解释说,「另一边」得名于「另一边的草总是更绿些」这句谚语,英文中的「草」(grass)也可以指代大 麻。 Read
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The legalization of marijuana into the issue of the referendum, while mass was
uproar, an amazing “marijuana school” recently in Orange County (Orange County)
Costa Mesa city (Costa Mesa) open, the operator McCann (McKeen) couple public
lectures, from cultivation, legal, medical, and culinary point of view so that
people and marijuana “high touch” and cannabis behind the little-known things
made public. Read
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本报记者程嫣柯斯塔梅莎报道

有关大麻合法化进入公投议题传得沸沸扬扬的同时,一间让人耳目一新的「大麻学校」日前在橙县(Orange County)柯斯塔梅莎市(Costa
Mesa)开放,经营者麦肯(McKeen)夫妇公开授课,从种植、法律、医学和烹饪的角度,让人们和大麻「亲密接触」,并将大麻背后鲜为人知的事公诸于世。

这座名叫「另一边农场」(Otherside Farms)的大麻学校(资讯中心)坐落在新港滩大道(Newport Beach
Blvd.)上一个小型商业广场内,男主人麦肯解释说,「另一边」得名于「另一边的草总是更绿些」这句谚语,英文中的「草」(grass)也可以指代大麻。

走进资讯中心大厅,赫然映入眼帘的是一间玻璃窗温室,里面矗立着5-6株约6呎高的大麻,在完善的灯照和通风系统下长得郁郁葱葱。不过,这些大麻只做观赏使用,閒杂人等均不得入室内。麦肯强调说,这里绝对不销售大麻,只负责传授相关知识。他说,大麻既是毒品也是药品,其中有许多鲜为人知的故事,而现行的法律也存在修正的必要,人们必须正确对待大麻,依赖或惶恐都不是正确的态度。

大麻背后鲜为人知的真相

一提到大麻,许多人的第一反应或许是「毒品」和「瘾君子」,其实这并不是故事的全部。麦肯表示,中心自本月22日正式对外开放以来,访客中大部分是50岁以上的年长者,许多人衣冠楚楚、应着不同的医药需求而来,很难将他们同「瘾君子」联系到一起;有些人则病入膏肓,境遇让人同情,其中有有3个在生死边缘挣扎的爱滋病患者,让自己印象颇深。

他们没有工作也没有汽车,只靠每个月几百元的政府补助过活,早先曾依靠大麻减轻生理痛苦,但是自柯斯塔梅莎市府去年起关闭了市内所有大麻药店后,这些人便无处求药,一听说这里教导如何自种大麻后,便兴冲冲地赶来求教。他们所在的艾滋病人互助协会中也有许多相同遭遇的病患,需要帮助。

麦肯说,虽然早在10多年前,加州就通过药用大麻合法化,但许多年来,有关大麻的种种却一直处于灰色地带,洛杉矶县情况还好,官员们至少在做各方面的权衡和考量,橙县则一律采取禁止态度,给需要大麻的病人带来不便。

麦肯太太早年曾患有皮肤癌,化疗后饱经副作用困扰,夫妻二人的小儿子也一次意外中受到重创,大麻给母子二人带来的全新的生活。麦肯自己的肩膀处也有旧伤,病发时不得不使用大麻来缓解。一家人的亲身经历诉说着大麻作为药物的积极作用,麦肯说,虽然大麻确实能让人上瘾,但是同菸、酒是一个道理,关键是当事人有能力自我控制。他并指出,无法彻底合法化也导致大麻的市场价格居高不下,部分重病患每天就必须在药用大麻上花50元。

白人青年Josh日前刚从医师处获得建议其使用大麻的证书,他说,父亲也有相同的药物需求,如果能自行种植大麻,可省去一大笔药费,并且十分方便。

大麻的种植和烹饪课程

从下周起,该中心将提供周末8小时的课程,从种植、烹饪、法律、医疗4个角度展开教育,麦肯和太太分别负责种植和烹饪部分,另外2个部分则由外聘的律师、医师来讲述。

由于家人对药用大麻的需求,麦肯具有多年种植大麻的经验。他介绍说,种植大麻分为庭院栽种和室内栽种2类,各有优势和劣势。庭院栽种最大的好处是经济实惠、成本低,不过受到自然条件的限制,每年只能收获2次,并且很可能遭到邻居的非议甚至投诉,平添苦恼。室内栽种成本不菲,比如,设立一个像中心内展览温室一样的设施,大约需要5500-6000元,此外,照明和通风设施所消耗的电力每个月也需数百元;优势是每年至少有6次收获。

使用大麻则分为「吸」和「食」2种,若吸入体内,主要吸取的是四氢大麻酚(THC);食用的话,则主要得到大麻醇(cannabinoid)。对于需要食大麻的病人而言,如何吃,便成了重要的问题。有些人将大麻碾碎后,放入巧克力蛋糕食用,味道不一定好。麦肯太太会教导如何将大麻加到食用油和黄油中,这样一来,油的口味基本不变,只是颜色有些发绿,配任何食物都好吃。需要注意的是,烹饪时的温度必须严格掌控,否则温度过高,会导致大麻失去疗效,功亏一篑。

上周曾遭到警方突袭

大麻资讯中心一开放便吸引了八方访客,注册上课的学生也趋之若鹜,不过由于涉及大麻这个敏感的物品,在运作期间也是一波三折。

虽然柯斯塔梅莎市府曾明确表态,只要该中心不销售或分发大麻,就属于合法经营,但是警方还是在上周对中心施行了突袭,当时中心尚未正式开放,就如临大敌。麦肯表示,由于经营合法,警方最终没有找到可起诉的理由,不过,警方很可能再次登门「找麻烦」。他不希望在将来上课发生这样的事情,不过倘若不幸发生,就只能请律师来解决。

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Cheng Yan Costa Mesa reporter reports

The referendum issue on legalization of marijuana into the uproar at the same
time, a refreshing “marijuana school” in Orange County before (Orange County)
Costa Mesa City (Costa Mesa) open, the operator McCann (McKeen) couples public
instruction, from planting, law, medicine and cooking point of view, so that
people and marijuana “high touch” and cannabis behind the little-known things
made public.

This is called “the other side of the farm” (Otherside Farms) of cannabis School
(Information Centre) is located in Newport Beach Avenue (Newport Beach Blvd.) On
a small commercial plaza, McCann explained that the man of the house, the “other
side” was name in the “other side of some of the grass is always greener”
proverb, the English in the “grass” (grass) can also refer to cannabis.

Information Centre into the hall, the eye is shocked to a glass greenhouse,
which stands about 6 feet tall and 5-6 strains of marijuana, according to the
perfect light and ventilation systems grow lush. However, they only watch the
use of marijuana, loitering Dengjun not enter the room. McCain stressed that
this is definitely not selling marijuana, is only responsible for imparting
knowledge. He said, marijuana is not only drugs but also drugs, including many
little-known story, and there are amendments to existing laws necessary, one
must correctly deal with cannabis dependence or fear is not the right attitude.

The truth behind the little-known cannabis
The mention of marijuana, many people’s first reaction might be “drugs” and
“drug addicts”, in fact, this is not the whole story. McCann said the center was
formally opened from September 22 since the majority of visitors are 50 years of
age and older, many people dressed, should be from different medical needs, it
is difficult to them and “drug addicts “linked together; some people are dying,
the situation of someone to be pitied, which has three struggling on the edge of
death of AIDS patients so that they are impressed.
They do not work without a car, rely on government subsidies several hundred
dollars a month to live, previously had to rely on cannabis to reduce physical
pain, but since the city Costa Mesa last year, the city closed all the marijuana
from pharmacies, these people have no place to find drugs, heard here since the
types of marijuana how to teach after they excitedly rushed to ask for
advice. People with AIDS, where they also have mutual aid associations many of
the same patient encounter, need help.
McCain said that, while as early as 10 years ago, California passed the
legalization of medical marijuana, but for many years, the variety of cannabis
has been a gray area, Los Angeles County has been good, officials at least do
all aspects of the trade-off and considerations, Orange County is to ban all
manner of patients who need marijuana inconvenience.

Mrs. McCain early years with skin cancer, chemotherapy side effects after the
pool of problems, the couple’s small son was badly hit by an accident, mother
and son brought marijuana to a new life. McCain also has his own shoulders, old
wounds, when the disease had to use marijuana to ease. Family’s personal
experience tells marijuana as a drug active role, McCann said that although
cannabis can really addictive, but with tobacco, alcohol is a truth, the key is
the parties have the ability to self-control. He also pointed out that not
completely legalize marijuana market has also led to high prices, some heavy
patients a day to be spent on medical marijuana 50.

Josh has just young white physicians recommend the use of marijuana obtain the
certificate, he said, and her father have the same demand for drugs, if they can
grow their own cannabis, can save a large amount of drugs, and very convenient.
Cannabis cultivation and cooking classes

From next week, which will provide the 8-hour weekend courses, from planting,
cooking, legal, medical education, 4 angles, McCain and his wife were
responsible for growing and cooking some of the other two parts from outside
counsel physicians to tell.
As the family’s demand for medical marijuana, McCain has many years of
experience in cultivation of cannabis. He said, planting and cultivation of
cannabis into the indoor garden planted two classes, each with advantages and
disadvantages. Garden planted the biggest benefit is cost-effective, low cost,
but by natural conditions, can only be harvested two times a year, and it may
have been criticized and even complaints from neighbors, adding to
distress. Costly indoor plant, for example, the establishment of a greenhouse as
the same as the exhibition center facilities, about 5500-6000 yuan, in addition,
lighting and ventilation facilities, the power consumption also need a few
hundred dollars per month; advantage is at least a year 6 harvest.
Cannabis use is divided into “suck” and “food” 2, if inhaled, the main lessons
is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); eat, then get the main cannabinoid (cannabinoid). Marijuana
for patients who need food, how to eat, it has become an important issue. Some
people will be crushed marijuana, into the chocolate cake eaten, the taste is
not good. Mrs. McCain will teach how to add oil and butter in cannabis, so that
the oil is essentially the same taste, but some greenish color, with any food is
delicious. Note that the cooking temperature must be strictly controlled,
otherwise the temperature is too high, will lead to loss of efficacy of
cannabis, fell short of success.

A police raid last week was Cannabis Information Centre opening attracted
visitors all directions, students rush up in class, but as it involves a
sensitive item of cannabis, is also the twists and turns during the operation.
Although the Costa Mesa city government has made it clear, as long as the Centre
does not sell or distribute marijuana to belong to legitimate business, but the
police or in the center of the purposes of the raid last week, when the center
has not yet officially open to guard. McCain said that as the legitimate
operation, the police eventually did find a reason to sue, but the police are
likely to door again, “trouble.” Classes in the future he does not want to
happen, but if the unfortunate event, you can only hire a lawyer to resolve.