Re: Meat Eating

Eugene Leitl (
Thu, 5 Feb 1998 17:57:28 +0300 (MSK)

On Fri, 30 Jan 1998, Charlie Stross wrote:

> Aksherly, there's quite a bit of developmental evidence that the whole
> reason hemp produces THC and related compounds is because ungulents
> (like cows) _hate_ the stuff.

I seem to recall a funny newspaper article from several years ago: several
cows died of THC poisoning when accidently having discovered a hidded hash
cache in the barnyard. I don't know whether they liked it well enough to
feast beyond measure, or simply overdosed because of latency. The fact
is: they ate most of it.

> On the other hand, hemp is farmed in the EU; it's not hard to breed a
> strain of cannabis sativa that produces no intoxicating substances
> whatsoever. (Although the cops tend to keep a close eye on farmers who

I believe such hemp strains are already used in Austria, for fiber crops.

> have a license to grow the stuff, just to make sure it's an approved
> strain ...)
> -- Charlie