I watched an interesting show abut robots and how amazing they are, Amazon has Amazon Drones
& wants to have them leave the plant and deliver right to your door! In a mini helicopter, I think it would be a good idea but it seems they are having difficulty with rules & air space so who knows. They also said in 5-10 years most minor surgeries will be preformed by robots, stating less pain and quicker heal and out of hospital time.
It makes me shake my head - how can this be?
WE are NOT machines.
O.k., I KNOW it is complicated but still, of course the vision popped into my head right away for the toon above. The way Health Canada is going - mess ups. changing minds, changing rules, hurting sick people.
Legitimate patients in Canada being forced to stress over becoming criminals in a matter of months, because of pencil pushers that DO NOT CARE and only have $$$ the mind.
My latest treatment in the medical field also has really had an impact in my faith.
Let's hope I won't need anymore surgery in the future.
I am more upset by the impact the pharmaceutical industry has on Dr.s and our health than anything else. They have had far too much power that effects ALL our health and our planet. Stories of Dr.s bought off with holidays and perks from DRUG dealers
, more or less, FDA NOT approved drugs. AND killers being let loose before proper studies have ben done. That is exactly what some pills are. Killers.
Do you ever wonder what happens to all those pills?
The ones that get used and the ones that don't?
They become toxic waste to our bodies and our planet.
WOW - are there any more reasons we should be looking more into cananabis?
ARRRRGGGH!!!!!! I am so angry- I can’t even draw-
I have so many wanting out of my head!
Never have I been so insulted as a parent & as a Canadian. We got mail.
Storm & I, from Health Canada Marihuana Medical Access Program!
^ ^ ^
Could you be any more specific!?
On the FRONT of the envelope!?
Wow. Yet the first thing you make sure to point out is the 'safety issues and home invasion' !? WTF!? This has to be some sort of sick joke.
& Don’t tell me there has never been a postal worker that has stole something.
It happens. Never mind the odd time they accidently slip my mail in someone else's box. I've had it too many times to count.
YOU just made everyone a TARGET!
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?
INSTANTLY, I thought of my pal in her apt. building in a rough neighborhood! In a wheelchair. And that’s just the start... talk about first impressions.
Slap - I felt sick to my stomach when I read this!
You’re also insulting my Dr.! & the many professionals and Dr.s that have in fact recognized CANNABIS as a legal medicine in this country!
To ‘Destroy’ my sons LIFE Saving Medicine!?
Regardless of what you think.. their ARE people WHO NEED This medicine!
CANNABIS. Not 'Marihuana'. Who checked the dictionary on that one?
You should be treating it with the respect it deserves in a professional manner.
Your ignorance on THIS topic is astounding.
Who do you think you are!?
WHO do you think I AM? This is our only son. My only kid.
WHO has suffered more than most of you will ever know.
So ‘Destroy’ his medicine because YOU continue to FU*k up?
Yeah. I’ll be right on that.
Who do YOU think WE are? You say there is 45,000 of us. 'Criminals'.
Now you just told everyone where we all live. Making your job much easier!
Class Action looking good...
THAT IS FEAR MONGERING AND you should be charged!!!
The sooner our medicine is gone the sooner you start to rake in the $$$.
Welcome to Corporate fucking Canada!
Thank you Steven Harper - Leader of the pack (of wolves)!
IS anyone paying attention?
To be continued...
*No husbands were hurt during the drawing of this toon.
It still felt good regardless. hee hee hee
What Am I?
I am sick and tired of Health Canada and Steven Harper saying everyone they
provided licenses to are CRIMINALS.
WHY now? After providing thousands with permission to grow for years?
Because they REALIZE that YES indeed Cannabis will become a BILLION dollar industry and they can make $$$. LOT's of MONEY.
Who cares about the Health in Health Canada?
It is ONLY about money... for them.
For US it is about a life saving medicine that has changed our lives for the better!
ONE that WE were prescribed by a Dr. (not paid for) & granted permission from Health Canada to have a Designated Grower and provide Storm with his own medicine.
YES WE have invested MUCH. Blood , sweat & tears and $$$.
You would too if your only son was suffering from a terminal to progressive, no treatment no cure, chronic pain disease! We are after 7 years finally just now making up for all of it and providing for Storm and myself perfectly.
NOW Health Canada expects us to stop providing for ourselves - as we have for the past 7 years. We are expected to stop and start paying for cannabis -* the amount Storm would need, according to Health Canada's prediction of prices would be:
10 grams / day @ $5 = $18,200.00/year
@$3 = $10,920.00/year
@ $7 / gram = $25,480.00 < what H.C. suggests.
ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME? - people wonder why I swear. ;)
We can not afford it. Could you?
For something our DG is now producing for pennies?
I think NOT.
Simply because they ASSume, we are all criminals?
I know what I am and it is NOT a criminal.
All cops are Pigs.
All fat people are lazy.
All blonds are dumb.
All priests are pedophiles.
All muslims are terrorists.
All women are easy.
All men are assholes.
All politicians are criminals .. (hmmmmmmmm - verdict not yet in on this one.)
^ALL WRONG! ^ All negative, uneducated stigmas/stereo types.
This is no exception. It is wrong.
Criminals? Gardeners!? That is what they are!
GROWING A PLANT. A human right.
How we have survived - forever.
Who are you?!
I hope I have inspired more to do the same or at least THINK about it. We are powerful. We are Not criminals and we deserve the right to provide for ourselves as we have been for years. < Thanks to Health Canada.
Big Brother is watching Big brother. Thank GOD!
WTF is wrong with police? I am shattered when I read stuff like this. I would like to believe it does not happen. Not in Canada, let alone 30 minutes drive from where we live!? I grew up respecting the police . believing in the police - that they would help me and protect me. I even dated a couple. ;-) So when I read about police brutality like this it blows my mind!
Watch and read this: http://www.torontosun.com/2013/10/17/barrie-cop-in-mall-beating-sentenced-to-year-in-jail
Then to read he ONLY GETS A YEAR! WTF? This is someone we trust, do you see how he keeps beating this poor man? AND you bet he is afraid! I would be too. This police officer will be back to work after his sentence?? WILL he even serve a DAY? This is a nightmare - imagine if someone was medicating and met this sort of police officer!?
For example if it was someone like my son that had a bone disease - a break can mean more pain for him and improper healing, leading to a life full of even more pain and talk about PTSD. He should serve MORE time IMO.
As for the 2 side kicks - also terrible examples of abuse of control.
Today I read about an 80 year old woman, tazered by police after found wondering the streets at 3:00am with a bread knife- HELLO! http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/11/02/peel_region_police_sued_over_tasering_80yearold_mississauga_woman.html
What kind of police training do you need!? What kind of education do you need to be a police officer? Is there ANY compassion test they take? Could they have not knockedthe butter knife out of her hands with a stick? COME ON! She was tazerd twice which can only lead me to believe it was a knee jerk reaction of the other police officer - after she was already down? So many questions. I hope I'm not the only one asking. What IF it was YOUR son... what if it was your mom? We need to think like that, because it very well might be one day.
It is ABUSE and Thank God Big Brother is watching and WE are watching Big Brother!
This thing where police do not have a jury, only a judge IS BULLSHIT.. it will only end when we demand it to end.
I AM thankful I have met a few good police officers in my lifetime to help me believe there is hope. xox <><
Fear Mongering. I see it daily in the paper - still. Hanging on to the reefer madness threads that have has us all believing a tangled web of lies for decades! But the only fear mongering it seems possible is for ' the children'. Of course.
If we make Cannabis legal more children will use it. <Is what the conservatives want you to believe. Keeping Cannabis illegal thinking your kid won't try it - well good luck. We all have been there, have we not? I remember one of Storms friend when younger, telling me 'cannabis will fry your brain', he now smokes. Kids ARE finding out the truth with the power of the internet and are learning Cannabis is NOT as bad as we have been led to believe.
Chances are they are going to try it!
Frankly, good! IF they must I 'd rather it be with something not as harmful as the many other options out there! BUT keeping it legal will mean that eventually when Little Johnny does toke up - he might get caught and get slapped with a criminal record.
I have learned from people over the years the true devastation a criminal record causes for simple possession of a plant! Something that DOES not harm as much as alcohol for example... It is shameful.
It WILL haunt them for the rest of their lives unless THEY pay $$$$ to try to have it erased. More $$ scam. It can effect them from getting the job they desire later in life, from working with children, volunteering, traveling, family and friends - relationships can suffer. People made to feel and LIVE like Criminals for something many do daily and brag about. LETs NOT forget the private prison, what a great way to fill them up. Are we on our way to becoming another USA? They have more people in prison than anyplace else, many for victimless crimes. How's that working for them? The bottomless pit called the war on drugs $$$$$ The failed war on Drugs. < FACT.
I believe it is better for the children for numerous reasons WHEN Cannabis become legal - or even better decriminalized..
- Parents won't go to jail for a victimless crime, leaving their children in foster care
-Parents wont lose jobs and will stil be able to feed kids over a victimless crime.
- Making it legal will make it easier to get from a reputable source - NOT from a serious DRUG dealer. (Easier for adults) Children would have to show I.D.
- If cannabis were legal - hopefully kids will STOP using FAKE/synthetic cannabis - that kills: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthetic_cannabis
-They won't overdoes on Cannabis when they try it and hopefully will not become dependent - although your chances of becoming addicted to cannabis are much lower than the many options out there.
RESEARCH and decide what is best for your kids before someone else does.
KEEPING Cannabis ILL
Not worried now - so keep it illegal- in a blink of an eye is a common phrase for a reason- don't wait for a blink of an eye or a phone call from jail before you give this some thought.
Reading about all the politicians that admit to smoking cannabis - is awesome!
Woot woot! Time to come out of the cannabis closet. BUT,
at the same time I can’t help but think... well Cannabis has ‘always been illegal’ even if you only did it 35 years ago, and yes you were younger BUT so what!
It was illegal (still is to most ) and I bet it was far less that 35 years for many.
So to sit in office and judge others, punish others for something you HAVE done it the epitome of Hypocrisy
Part of me thinks, WHO cares? Who - the average
Joe that has lost his job and family for doing the exact same thing, that is WHO. The AVERAGE person who has been deemed a criminal for exactly the same thing and if your black and in America , and NOT obama - well chances are you have even gone to jail for taking a few tokes.
It has effects millions with a criminal record, that can ruin many a future.
HOW can anyone sit back and continue to watch what is happening, (anyone in political power) and go along with it? They have other things to focus on - if you can not treat people the same on a basic level than forget the rest.
So, as much as I am thrilled, the more that admit the more people will understand that it is nothing but a waste of time and tax payers money to keep prohibition on Cannabis illegal. How many more will come out of the woodwork and admit to Cannabis use.?WHO CARES. DO the right thing! If you have smoked it in the past admit it, teach your children and admit that it never ruined your life or fried your brain - look at all the politicians! Hmmm.. might not want to make that compassion ;).
Decriminalize it. < What I wish for.
Legalize it. - < what I see happening - so the government can still make $$$
END the lies.
A few more names you might know... that HAVE admitted to Cannabis use.. Bruce Babbitt Governor of Arizona
,Michael Bloomberg Mayor of New York CityBill Bradley Senator from New JerseyGeorge W. Bush President of the United StatesPaul Cellucci Governor of MassachusettsLincoln Chafee Senator from Rhode Island
, Lawton Chiles Senator from Florida
,Bill Clinton President of the United StatesSteve Cohen House of RepresentativesJack ConwayAttorney General of KentuckyAndrew Cuomo Governor of New YorkHoward Dean Governor of Vermont
,Joseph DeNucci Auditor of MassachusettsMary Donohue Lieutenant Governor of New YorkJohn Edwards Senator from North CarolinaNewt Gingrich Speaker of the United States House of RepresentativesAl Gore Vice President of the United StatesGary Johnson Governor of New MexicoJoseph P. Kennedy II
Member of the House of RepresentativesJohn Kerry Senator from MassachusettEd Koch
Member of the House of Representatives
, Mayor of New York Richard Lamm Governor of ColoradoConnie Mack III Senator from FloridaKyle E. McSlarrow
Deputy Secretary of the Department of EnergyRepublicanJohn Miller
Member of the House of RepresentativesRepublicanSusan Molinari House of RepresentativesJim Moran
Member of the House of RepresentativesEvelyn Murphy Lieutenant Governor of MassachusettsRichard Neal
Member of the House of RepresentativesBarack Obama
. President of the United StatesSarah Palin Governor of AlaskaGeorge Pataki Governor of New YorkDavid Paterson Governor of New YorkEdward W. Pattison
Member of the House of RepresentativesClaiborne Pell Senator from Rhode IslandArnold Schwarzenegger Governor of CaliforniaWilliam Scranton III Lieutenant Governor of PennsylvaniaClarence Thomas Supreme Court JusticeBill Thompson New York City ComptrollerPeter G. Torkildsen
Member of the House of RepresentativesJesse Ventura
and the list goes on.............................
It amazes me how few peole even know what the DSM is. I know of several schools that have a copy. Just the way your friendly pharmacy company likes it. More and more children are becoming pill poppers. LEGAL pills.
Read this article in Macleans magazine: http://www2.macleans.ca/tag/dsm/
Is your child mental or normal? 3 out bursts a week, and they could be diagnosed mental! Some schools even have a copy of the DSM... WTF!?
It is one thing to diagnose an adult with a mental illness but a child? Give them a chance to be a kid, that included outbursts and bratty behavior from time to time. Embrace it, it is a chance to teach a lesson to both parent and child.
If I thought the DSM was helping more than hurting I would probably just go about my business, but it is HURTING.
More and more children are diagnosed every year - that does not mean they get help. In many cases they get a prescription and nothing more. Well, besides the stigma of being labeled mental. As if kids don’t have it hard enough.
Then to put them on a medication - for depression? Possibly a psychotropic
drug that will cause more long term damage than not. Because a BOOK suggests it!
Yep. They sit around a table and make suggestions. No scientific facts. No X-rays, No blood tests, No test to prove a chemical imbalance - Even Dr.s & Psychiatrists are starting to question the DSM.
“The result is that people with normal variations in emotion, behavior, and thought can receive a psychiatric diagnosis, leading to stigma and inappropriate treatment.
Because we have to live with a diagnostic system that is provisional—and that will almost certainly prove invalid in the long run—much of the research on mental disorders has to be taken with a grain of salt. “ Read more: http://www.neuropsychotherapist.com/dsm-5-handle-with-care/
I guess so, especially when they must explain to the parent of a child on medication that does them more harm in long run. In some cases the child commits suicide on the drugs they are prescribed to help them. FACT - Google side effects of PROZAC
I took that crap for too long... twitch, twitch...
Think about also how your child might feel about YOUR decision to medicate them, when they are 30, they might have an opinion on what you decided regarding their mental state. If they live that long. Do you think I am being dramatic?
Research. Look at the rise in numbers with children being medicated and prescribed with such things like Bipolar at the age of 2!
Perhaps not your children but your grand children? ANY child! We need to speak up for the ones that can’t.
Calling yourself crazy and having someone diagnose you as crazy are two very serious and different things. It could affect the child forever.
I have several cartoon ideas and I plan on drawing them all.
WE ARE NOT CRAZY!
WE DONT NEED the DRUGS!
We just need MORE TLC.
Ignorance is bliss... ? How about when it is killing our kids? Still feeling blissful?
How about when you get a F*&^% twitch that drives crazy? Did you know it was a common side effect of one of earliest “mood” drugs approved by the “who’s, who’s”
and pushed to the millions as ‘mama’s little helper’. And tongue* darting... lovely.
Twitches that never go away. They made a pill to try, but that just paralyzed motor skills.
My researching Cannabis just made me think I DONT get it.
No one dies from it. People LIKE it. Prefer it to toxic (mentally & physically) alcohol,
It has proven healing effects on the human body. WTF?
Over and over.. then I watched a doc called. The Marketing Of Madness. Never is Cannabis mentioned. You realize the reason when you start to learn about the numbers $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
You feel sick to your stomach when you realize how it is all decided. A bunch of people -most paid by pill companies to make up ‘DIAGNOSES”. Don’t believe me? WATCH IT!
Then, research even a little and see it is all true.
A sign? - I’m sitting in a office a book falls on the floor (me being a neat freak clean up all the magazines at the Dr.s office ). Book falls out again. All about the DMS.
Pay attention... Our children are the main ‘client’ they want.
A lifetime subscriber, prescriber!!
I get children are ill. I KNOW. A mental illness is very different from a physical one; although a physical one does allot of mental damage, and some children are mentally ill - they do need professional help and possibly medication.
BUT and this is a BIG fricken BUT
To say a child that puts up a fuss/throws a temper 2-3 times a week should be medicated? Are you kidding me? This is new to the DSM this year - the age it is geared to >>> 6-12. <<< But younger may be diagnosed.
We’ve all been there! Storm did it to me over a stuffed penguin!! People thought I was murdering him, I will never forget it ;-) I had to buy it! I didn’t know what to do.. I talked to him about it later, and told him that it was not a nice thing to do and explained why - that I might not be able to afford it and was embarrassed. He got it. THEY are smart little beings! They need so much love and much attention - so what! Deal with it! We brought them into the world!
SUCK IT UP! Focus on your children.
DO not medicate them, with PILLS or food or T.V. for that matter.
Dose them with TLC! Attention and love.
Ignorance is bliss... wait a few years when a pill they are on for ‘depression’ kills them.
It actually makes them kill themselves. Don’t believe me? Research PROZAC.
I dare you. IF you care about your children you WILL!
Because, I love kids. I once was one. ;-)
What a terrible way to learn about life... on DRUGS. The legal ones!!!
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.