Mystery: why is this plant everywhere where I live? Looks like hemp...

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    Jigs Gaton New Seed

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    Hi all, I can't find any good analysis on the differences between hemp and the other stuff - seems to me (from what I see on the interwebs), is that one is cultivated (painstakingly, with lots of work) and the other is not. Is this true?

    The reason I ask is that this plant is everywhere, even in my own garden. It's in every space that's not maintained. I would like to find out why, and instead of ripping it out like a weed from my plot, I'd like to put it to good use, if possible...

    Here is a sample of the plant, along with one of my fertilizer machines:

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    It's spring here in Nepal, and this shot is from a vacant lot across my way, where there are stands of this plant pushing up as shown. I just moved here, so I am not sure what plot owners do with this, if anything. I know that folks here use hemp seeds when cooking (yummy aloo), and that clothes are also made from the fibers.

    Could this be remnants of that type of gardening? Also, my fertilizing machine named Hiro has epilepsy, and currently must take 60mg of phenobarbital every day to remain stable. But that will ruin a dog's internals over time, so says my local vet. He suggests CBD oil, but there is none available in this country, perhaps even unavailable on the entire continent due to the "law" and lack of processing knowledge / capability.

    If I could somehow distill the oil from what's growing everywhere around me - to save my doggie - I would go to all lengths to do. I hate dosing him with phenobarbitals, but if I don't, he dies.

    Ideas? Thx!!!
    Jigs in the Doo (Kathmandu)
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I doubt that the plant is anything but an ordinary weed - could in fact be Kenaf. I don't think the local authorities would allow any hemp/marijuana to grow all over the place without removing it.
     
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    CBD oil is not regulated and iis not what gets people high on marijuana !! Its currently used for many health related things !! Epilepsy is one of them !! I think you can buy it online !! But check on its usage !! Just had an article about it yesterday on TV !!
     
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    let it mature and see what the flowers look like.
    google how to tell the difference between a male and female marijuana plants, and then remove all the male plants when you can ID them. ( this will increase the THC content the females produce )
    harvest the buds, dry them, smoke them, or cook them with butter and use said butter to make cookies.


    the cops will probably demand 30% a cut tho. :dislike:

    lol
     
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    @Jigs Gaton I am curious. It does look like pot growing there. Keep us posted.
     
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    I think the dog ate some...
     
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    Ha! I am in Nepal. Local authorities arrest dealers, but no one else. And seriously, this plant must be indicative of the village that I live in - it is literally everywhere I look. On Kenaf, it' clearly not that:
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    But thx for playing!
     
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    Thx @mart, but they don't allow it mailed into the country (via customs). No idea why not. But if this plant has it, I'll figure out how to make it. My doggie's kidneys may depend on that, me thinks.
     
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    @nitram Interesting vid (I like his films) but I think things have radically changed here since 2014 - and with the new GoN (for example, Sadhus this year @shivaratri could not find anything to fill their chillums with). And interestingly enough, I have heard that confiscated cannabinus goes to a local government hospital for redistribution to patients, but I have no evidence other than hearsay.
     
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    Ha! I don't think I'll be doing that anytime soon :) I'd have to hire an army. But I guess I'll wait and see what happens when they mature. I think I am seeing a lot of hermaphrodite plants mixed with both male and female plants. But perhaps it's early yet in the growing season.
     

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