I drew this cartoon at the beginning of the month but decided to hold off as to NOT put a damper on any of the marches. The marches are more for legalization of Cannabis in general as well as world wide recognition of a growing desire for a PLANT. When Cannabis is legalized world wide I am sure it will still be a day to rejoice!
This is about a conversation I have had with several people.
I talk to everyone and that is a gift ‘to’ me. I learn all sides of the story. I have been blessed as a cannabis cartoonist - to be in a situation where I have got to know many people of all sorts, sizes, professions, incomes, ages, diseases and reasons.
I am becoming even more convinced you cannot judge anyone until you have lived their lives and if you don’t get why someone is miserable then the issue lies with-in. Lack of compassion? I don’t necessarily think so, but a lack of consideration perhaps and again - possibly just because how do you think of these things if you truly do not understand?
*Like a video today with two guys talking about child birth they were singing a new tune after having ‘electric contractions equal to a normal birth. Once you know - then you realize. Until then.. TRY to put yourself in others shoes. If only for a few moments.
I am having serious balance issues these days I nearly wipe out in my own back yard daily - causing much amusement for my girls who think mom’s playing a new game or is mom going in the pool!?? Hee hee hee - not funny when happening though. I couldn’t even consider attending the march. Many patients who use cannabis cannot physically attend these functions and that sucks. They want to participate as much as anyone else if not more!
Cannabis would not be where it is today if not for the awareness of medical Cannabis and patients that are speaking up. I first learned from Documentaries with patients, I thank God for them. Patients are now getting angrier as some light up, wake and bake, and stay STONED’ and become legal -yet other places continue to struggle for their MEDICINE and all the issues surrounding it from political, social etc...
I guess I am trying to say is have a little more consideration, perhaps parades everywhere would organize a double decker bus for those that cannot walk!! O.k.perhaps thats pushing it just yet but if you are planning an event give those in wheelchairs, those who need crutches and others that just need to rest some serious consideration please. We all want and deserve the same happiness. We all want to celebrate this powerful plant! & give thanks. Physically and mentally.
ONE love xox
I wanted to make a little hand-out for kids that might come to the EXPO, and for kids in general. A conversation starter. There have been several children over the years.
One page. Something to color with the added bonus of a few folds and a simple cut and you make a cute little book. Saw it on PIN. I drew this today and have since asked FB friends their opinion of what should be in a book. I have a few new ideas and hope to try to keep making these pages and keep them circulating!
Every page is an opportunity to talk to your children about Cannabis and making healthy choices in general! Please feel free to copy and print it out I have also added photos that show you where to cut and how to fold below the coloring sheet ;-)!!
Print out a few and plant the seed of TRUTH in young minds & you plant the seeds of curiosity, understanding and compassion as well! Have fun! XOX
I hope it works I will ask a friend tomorrow how to load it so you can download it as a coloring sheet.
About this article...
please read before you continue ;)http://www.torontosun.com/2013/05/11/bobby-orr-angered-mactier-arena-could-become-medical-marijuana-facility
I have no idea who the Growing company is and clearly everyone knows how I feel about growing medical CANNABIS but...
I agree with Bobby.
The second I read it - 'I Got it' - smart actually, an empty arena! A great place to grow Cannabis, big, open, cool, truck backs up to doors. Sounds like a perfect location from all I have seen on the huge scale grows - In many magazines & ONLINE - research it.
There are many empty factories, warehouses possibly even arenas already shut down.
The kids in small towns hardly have enough to occupy them as it is! We need to keep them busy with physical activity, as obesity is the number one killer in the USA and sadly we seem to be falling behind, too close for comfort in my opinion.
Shutting down an 'active' arena to grow Cannabis?
I am sure it would also be a great investment for the town, wonderful, well paying jobs, too many are out of work and need it. Most importantly - Quality medical cannabis for those who are sick and NEED it! YAY I am sure several members of the community in question, are already benefiting from Medical Cannabis.
So imagine my heart, torn over this article.
Let me also clarify some ‘fear mongering’
going on -
“They are going to haul the marijuana out of the old arena right past the kids in the school across the street and right through the downtown?”
This is a huge industry people - WAKE UP!
I have no doubts that it would be run professionally with proper ventilation, security and the Cannabis would not even be detected if not for this article. Much like a truck backs up to the doors of every Walmart and drops off boxes - you have no idea what is inside until you open the box or see the product on a shelf. It is the same way with medical Cannabis.So - lets stop that nonsense right now.
I also hope Bobby drops the 'I wonder what they were smoking' when they made this decision attitude. That is just a lack of disrespect for those that use Medical Cannabis.
Not a very considerate or compassionate opinion for ALL involved.
This fear mongering with Cannabis in general has to stop. It is a legally recognized medicine in this beautiful country of ours and it is recognized around the world as a very successful medication helping many. People should be demanding from their Doctors the right to use Cannabis over the more toxic opiates. Our body our choice.
If you don't agree with this you better think long and hard. Over 16,000 deaths a year from PRESCRIBED opiates. SIMPLE. No deaths from Cannabis.
Please... - Kids have it hard enough. They watch too much TV and deal with social media on a level proving to be turning out a generation of shallow, uneducated beings. http://www.examiner.com/article/too-much-technology-for-kids-is-bad-for-development-says-new-study
Yikes. Kids need to keep active and no arena should be shut down for any reason. The same goes with Libraries and pools. I'm proud my town opened a complex for kids. The ROC.
BUT if it was struggling - I think it would be an awesome idea to boost a local economy & opportunity to educate the town and children on medical cannabis. I am sure this is why they have even considered it in the first place.
Some will see this toon and think
well.. not quite.
Really? You tell me. Why not?
When I was little I remember my aunt Ceal, pointing out berries in my nanny’s back yard and saying don’t eat them they will make you sick.
O.k. Got it. I didn’t eat them, I still don’t ;-)
Instead of telling children - "ohhh it will fry your brain, it is illegal, it is a crime, it will make you crazy." We make it a secret they get curious about.
Secret + curious = kid ♥
TELL them the TRUTH. WHEN they are little :
“It is a plant that can effect your mood and how you think, it makes some feel tired, some more energetic and creative; most importantly for many people all around the world it helps them with their pain. MENTALLY & Physically. It is not toxic but it does make some feel ‘sick’... and don't touch it because you are too young and it *may effect your brain".
*I say 'may' because no one seems to know for sure... but they sure like 'suggesting' it does. I tell kids if you can go though life not using any drug- then you are blessed!
I know of many people that also say, Cannabis is what helped them cope as a kid.
I believe it.
As parent? IS there anything wrong with that statement? It is the truth.
I have always been upfront with Storm.
IF they are old enough to ask - don't kid yourself they ARE old enough to understand.
AT the same time teach them the most common house hold plants that can make them very sick
! Also know this information for your animals! My cat Darkie, is always nibbling at my plants!! Here are the top few: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/13/9-deadly-house-plants-pho_n_575527.html#s90268&title=Daffodils
So, why is Cannabis the problem that it is today?!
Morning Glories get us high if we eat the seeds. But you don’t see people going around killing and robbing for morning glories!? THERE are far more deadly and seriously harmful drugs on this beautiful planet other than cannabis.
Please do your own research, as to how it all started - Rich corporate greed, (does that shock anyone at this point?) - that’s how.
BUT why now... still ? Because it is a HUGE cash COW. Look at the news, the T.V. shows and now the rush to make a 'medicine' based from cannabis.
WE all ready have one though and there lies the real problem.
KEEP it illegal so only a few may have the CONTROL. <SIMPLE
Rich Corporate Greed once again...
A PLANT!! ? Who can argue if we just said ENOUGH! It is a plant, enough people have lost their lives, jobs, homes and families. It’s a plant get over it!
Guess what .... It would be over!! Oh, there are a few that will grow and sell and make some serious money and it is something people will embrace and celebrate...
Some people will still be successful. That too, has nothing to do with Cannabis.
It is about the individual.
I choose Cannabis for HERB garden & my kitchen & medicine cabinet.
Love thy neighbor.
There is a reason ‘that is a good’ one if you ask me. Your neighbors know you best.
I love my neighbors. They are all human to me, I see them daily, see they all have to shovel the drive way, know we all pay our taxes, deal with domestic bliss and try to keep our kids safe. Wave, smile, a friendly hello... off we go.
My neighbors have my back and I theirs. I once saw a car go through my neighbors fence! The person tried to leave and I told them forget it! It was allot of damage. I saw a teen jump a fence into a neighbors yard and take something, I phoned him, he confronted the teen in the act. Just being a teen. I’ve returned lost pets and kids! I have also had the pleasure of teaching many kids over the years and don’t get me started on Halloween! LOL Over the years I have gone to my neighbors for sugar, batteries, propane propane, eggs, lawnmower, a vacc, many reasons over the years, locked out of my house, to give extra tomatoes, sell Halloween kitties door to door..
(I have returned the favors with art over the years.)
I especially like to keep an eye on the elders. ;-) I have stopped a bit of school ‘walk home bullying’ over the years ;-( so sad. One little guy I had to drive home he was so afraid. I live between 2 elementary schools. I have had people say I should mind my business. PLEASE my neighbors and kids are my business! I do mind my business, I have never called the cops on a neighbor. We all have our parties, we all get loud from time to time, we all aggravate each other, so what. That is life, but living side by side like any good relationship we have to; not sweat the small stuff.
LOL one of my neighbors has been learning electric guitar (say no more..) BUT we heard him this spring and we all commented - Hey! He’s getting better, and all laughed. Thank God. I’m even looking forward to the electric guitar this summer ;)
So.. say you smell Cannabis from next door. SO WHAT? Do you know your neighbor? Do you know what they are dealing with? Will you call the cops or will you not? I figure as long as no one is being hurt, it is not my business. An easy decision when you learn about the facts between alcohol and cannabis.
Do not judge a book by its cover or the person by the pain medication they choose!
I KNOW I have friends in HIGH places and trust me you would never think they sit back at night to enjoy a little reefer - medical or not.
I cannot make excuses for stoners or drunks. We all have that neighbor, perhaps I was one of them over the years- I had a few wild parties.. ;-) WE ALL DO!
Love thy neighbor have their back! Don’t judge them over a smell.
Kinda like judging someone over curry, coffee or CIGARS! < YUK.
Are we not being judged enough by the world as it is?
Are we not entitled to enjoy our homes, and NOT have to stress about what
eases our pain?
Many people who smoke cannabis medically and recreationally are far from STONERS or bad people. You never know what goes on behind closed doors.
Smelling Cannabis should be the least of some peoples worries.
We all know someone who or knows directly a police officer who does not agree with Cannabis laws. I have met a few "I don't agree with it, it's my job" Tough call. Yes, we need our jobs, we need to pay bills and provide for our families but what happens when it becomes one of your kids who is up on Cannabis charges? Will your tune then change or if you are a politician (who is a complete hypocrite) will you have the charges dropped: http://gothamist.com/2013/04/26/medical_marijuana-hating_assemblyma_1.php
Educate yourself. Many police are admitting - finally- that they too should be doing more important things! L.E.A.P = http://www.leap.cc/
is a fantastic organization that promotes education on drug prohibition and it's failing history. There are Judges, police officers and politicians that, when they feel they can - when their job is no longer on the line, will admit to Cannabis being a waste of time and money. Listen to the former police captain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8yYJ_oV6xk
I for one look forward to the day when they can return to serving and protecting instead of bulling and beating over Cannabis, a plant.
Music for your blog reading enjoyment:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzs1K3caXJk
Wow, this cartoon smacked me right in the head ;-) Awesome.
It started with a joke from my best bud Cathy.♥
I was stressed wondering what to draw for 4/20?!
The universal day of
Celebration for Cannabis!!!
Grown from a seed.
Made by *GOD.
(*original patent holder)
Medical, Recreational, Hemp, Food, Fuel..
It's the day and I want to say THANK YOU!
I have said it so many times, I thank God daily for this Plant!
Give us this Day our daily Bud... <3 Wow. YES, I read recently how powerful that prayer is; Give us this dayour daily bread, -not thanks for yesterday, or make sure I have it tomorrow. Give us THIS day. Focus on today.
.. and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and that ^ ^ ^ That simply put means ^ ^ ^ : PEACE, PEOPLE!
Religion aside... who can argue with those lines? How else are we going to get ahead, clearly WAR is not the answer! Thank you Marvin, now in my head for the rest of the day.
People all around the world who suffer over a plant. A plant less toxic than many others, proven helpful to ease pain, yet illegal and lives destroyed because of it.
WTF? O.M.God. How disappointing.
A PLANT. While others rape, kill, abuse, terrorize, suffer & starve needlessly...
enough with the bullshit distraction.
FOCUS on the REAL problems at hand.
Rise Up people! Speak up! <3 Celebrate this Plant! Let it be a symbol of change.
It all starts with a SEED!!! Life.
So.. Yes! Give us this Day our daily bud, and thank you Lord for it!
I do! Everyday! Keeping the Love of my life happy - How could I not give thanks?
Celebrate 4/20, Spread Peace and Love !!! - there are already enough assholes doing the opposite;-)xox <><
Tomorrow is the BIG day! Cannabis will be celebrated all over the world! What started as a time for a bunch of guys to meet to smoke some 'marijuana' at 4:20 everyday , has turned into a world wide celebration! On April 20th - 4/20.. People all around the world unite and light up! AWESOME!
At first I thought it was 'neat' but then to see it grow and share! People get together to share, hang out, talk, laugh, educate and stand up for something they believe in!
Medicinal and recreational, the crimes against Humanity regarding this plant are shameful. Every year it grows larger, parades, marches, sit -in's & MORE! Think about it... When else do they do this? Not enough times I'm afraid. We should have a world wide NO GMO day! Or Celebrate the children day and stop abuse!
I was asked to post a cartoon early at 7:00 p.m. my time - because it is April 20 on the other side of the world already! ;D Yes, I will admit in my small mind, I did not think of that at first! How many realize the problems regarding cannabis are all around the world? Some people even die because of it.
I do! I have been educated! I plan on doing what ever I can to help educate others!
If it is as simple as drawing a cartoon that will get some attention, create a curiosity...
I have another new toon to post tomorrow a.m. ;-)
Have a great time all who plan on doing something special for 4/20! Remember to do it 'peacefully' < something asscoiated with pot smokers, and I'm fine with that!
Stand up for what you believe in! Why else are you here?
I'll admit I thought you could get high licking the toad.
I did a cartoon about it a while back & someone educated me on the facts.
I am so glad he did because I find it really funny that you don't lick the toad you milk it.
I have another toon already in the works.
What is a drug?
There will always be a drug. We can't ban, prohibit or kill off everything that is. To say Cannabis is one of the most dangerous, is just lies.
Just like I was told not to lick toads!
Not that that was ever a concern of anyones. I was also told 'not to eat the little black berries- they would make me sick and die,' and I never did. I was told not to drink too much - but did time and time again.
I am ALSO sure at some point, I was told that smoking marijuana was going to fry my brain. My brain feeling a little fried these days, the only thing that seems to help me is Cannabis! Thank God for small miracles.
It is a small miracle on this planet FULL OF PLANTS, that can make us feel better or poison us. I read in places where few plants grow - like Alaska - the people there would 'get high' by air deprivation, and spinning. Cannabis is safer.
Where there is a will there is a way.
Just like people creating bongs out of apples and pineapples.
Time to stop treating people like criminals, educate them. It is human nature/desire to alter the brain and mood, some will learn how to milk a toad - me... no.
I will stick to Cannabis, perhaps a buddha beer from time to time.
Moderation people ❤❤❤
Too bad it is no joke..
This is not an original idea.
I was inspired by an image I saw, and of course this is what came to mind.
It is how I feel.
Apparently people even now, are still getting permission to grow.
Is Health Canada lining up all it's ducks in a row for when they want to TAKE away licenses? Are we all just sitting ducks?
How can this still be happening, when they claim the entire reason they will be removing is for criminal activity, yet more permits are issued... I know, I am NOT the only one confused. Health Canada is probably hoping we are all 'dazed and confused'.
That is not happening. I see less confused and dazed every day, all around.
DO NOT become a sitting duck or An April FOOL!
Pay attention, take notes and stand up for what you believe in.
The only criminal activity I see happening is on the part of Health Canada and the MMAR Program.