More on the Health Canada mail. Not only did they make everyone a target by mailing out letters stating on the outside of the envelope you are a recipient of the Marihuana Medical ACCESS Program
- it just got more insane from there.
THIS REALLY made me my hair hackle...
Health Canada states that all medicine must be destroyed as of March 31, 2014.
This means Not only are people NOT permitted to grow their own any longer, nor are they permitted to have a D.G. (Designated grower ) AND NOW IF they have ANY medicine in their possession as of March 31,2014 they will be considered criminals and can be charged!
WAIT - there’s more! -
YOU MUST DESTROY all YOUR MEDICINE by March 31,2014 Or ELSE!
GET THIS - the only example they can think of to suggest at this time is to:
Mix it with water and add it to the kitty litter and throw it out!!!
OR Call your local friendly police station and ask for assistance.
OMGOSH! ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!
FU*K - I was mad when I read that. At first my brain could NOT register - I swear - I thought THIS HAS to be a joke!? DESTROY OUR MEDICINE!?
OUR medicine that is saving my sons life!? TAMES my twitch and gives me a BIT of a break! Helps me eat!? Helps Storm function? OUR MEDICINE - OUR Dr. Prescribed!?
AND the only example you can give us instantly makes one think of cat shit!?!
REALLY - I am sure that was intentional and it is appalling!! It is adding insult to injury.
I read it at night before I went to bed, my twitch was full force. The next morning Storm came up to my office, (I was on the computer) I decided NOT to start the day off with talking about it so I kept quiet. He was looking out my office window and he said
“Do you know how I feel that my medicine that helps me have any quality of life is comparable to cat shit in the the eyes of my government?”
AGAIN- HOW DARE YOU!!! NOW you degrade all of us! Turn us into criminals and associate our medicine with cat shit. Yes you did! I’m NOT the only one that has come to this conclusion. YOU OWE EVERY patient on the program an apology! AND our families and our friends!!
Call a police office - yes, sure. SORRY - with stories we see on Youtube, cops beating people for no reason (Barrie). Oh sure, that is my first thought - hmm call the police to help me destroy my marihuana.. duh... Wow, that will be interesting. COME ON!!!
NOW it is CLEAR Health Canada ASSumes everyone they provided a Medical license to grow or use CANNABIS is a criminal. I have friends now that are panicking about running out of meds! You bet people tried to stock up! I HOPE THEY DID!!!
*If someone has a few ‘hundred pounds’. There’s something else going on..
Leave the serious patients alone! Police already have a good idea of who is who,
yet we all pay the punishment. FUCK THAT.
TRY to destroy my son’s medicine. THAT YOU DID NOT PROVIDE.
Guess what? MORE on this ‘Joke‘ tomorrow.
PLEASE share - IF it was your child YOU WOULD! PRAY you are never in our situation.
Tell any mom who’s child is being helped by Cannabis to DESTROY IT!
Watch what happens. Then tell them to think of it like catshit..
;(. I can't believe this is our country. As the rest of the world legalize
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
The times are changing! Thank GOD!
People are becoming educated, they can't help it!
Stories, news, people you know being healed with a plant! Freed from Pain and yes many are saying Free from Cancer!
I am not going to sit here and say "Believe it Damn it!!!"
No, I prefer to say - get curious, I dare you.. Do a bit of research. Then I KNOW you will be shocked and angry and then you will start to research a bit more. It is common sense.
When DRUG companies are being sued, left and right for side effects and then this:In one of the country’s largest health care-related settlements, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson paid $2.2 billion to settle charges of false marketing, and paying doctors and nursing homes kickbacks for promoting drugs for unapproved uses. Read More:http://www.drugwatch.com/2013/11/07/johnson-johnson-settlement-risperdal/
I can't help but sit here between twitches - some so painful I can't thinks straight while they are going on. No one seems to be able to tell me why or how to stop it.
3 Neurologists and a not completely successful surgery... was it pills? I was prescribed the above drug "it was to give a medication I was on a boost".
I've had people say to me "SUE!", I am too busy living and trying to function to sue.
THAT is another terrible side effect. How many people are just too sick and tired?
We have to pick our battles and I'm pretty sure mine is evident to all who know me!
I battle for my son's medicine. The love of my life's - Quality of life giving medicine!
Bring it on.
I am confident with each passing day and continued education that the times are changing! Harper - when you start arresting the sick for something Health Canada allowed for years... I will make sure as will several thousand other Canadians that the rest of the world is aware of how you treat your your sick and suffering. <3 - They seem to be getting a pretty good idea lately as it is.
Tomorow's Blog Radio Interview.
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.
Accountants, administrative people, farmers, architects, sales representatives, Dr.s & nurses, dentists, florists, health workers, child care workers, bakers, cooks, mechanics, carpenters, brick layers, construction workers, lawyers, parents, teachers, software designers, actors, butchers, assemblers, cleaners, vets, fire fighters, police, real estate agents, dietitians, gardeners, hair dressers, hotel managers, secretaries, technicians, meteorologists, musicians, house painters, pipe fitters, plumbers, roofers, seamen, photographers, surgeons, taxi drivers, travel agents, web designers...
Please feel free to add to the list!
If you think the only one smoking cannabis are stoners. Think again.
Here is a list of the 10 most successful cannabis consumers: http://coed.com/2009/02/06/the-10-most-successful-potheads-on-the-planet-cool-enough-to-admit-it/
Enough is enough. WE are NOT criminals.
We are making a choice, that does not harm anyone.
In many chases a choice that makes us BETTER.
Better people, better health and better members of society.
We choose to use a plant, a natural substance to ease our pain, mentally and physically. Making
us criminals is an UNJUST system, used in the past to send Cannabis consumers to jail. The true crime is there are far more dangerous substance abuse daily. Instead of locking people up - we should be educating and informing on better decision making. Instead they are forcing us to USE dangerous, deadly opiates for pain in many cases especially. That is the CRIME!
<prove me wrong!
I REFUSE. I refuse to be trapped into a $$$ making scheme instigated by Health Canada because of their lack of professionalism and education and understanding.
In Canada, many were given the right to produce their own medicine/cannabis or obtain a designated grower - by our own government. Many invested time and knowledge and finances to do this and be successful at it.
Now our government has decided against this....
To which I say: Too bad.
Who the F*ck do they think they are, to play with peoples lives like they do? To turn people into criminals over growing a plant?
*NEVER forget that is all you are doing! Growing plants! It is WRONG to send someone to jail for growing plants. ESPECIALLY if at one point they had permission to do so.
We are not criminals. The criminals are in suits (working for Steven Harper) making decisions that affect the lives of seriously sick and suffering, mind games is exactly what they are playing at now, and it is shameful.
We are not criminals.
We watched a doc. called Blue Gold. About water and it’s worth. http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com
We watched it on netflix.
I LOVE water, I love to live by it, I am a pisces, I love to swim, snorkel and DRINK.
I mostly drink water. I have difficulty when I drink tap water - If I can smell it or taste it, and at time there’s a bit of both going on. Right now the smell. Admit-tingly, (<Is that a word?)I have difficulties ‘sharing’ water or bottled anything. SO, this one hit home in too many ways.
The thought of drinking recycled sewage water and calling it ‘porcelain springs’ - really - I’m done. Gag reflex kicks in. I can’t imagine being that thirsty. I have a britta and yes USE to drink bottled water. As of NOW, I am going to try to never ‘purchase’ another bottle of water again, just the concept has sweat on my brow;-)
I was saddened to learn what water hogs we are. America is the worst. Compared to other places and we are NOT stupid! WE know how bad some places have it but did you know there are green houses in Africa that grow roses to EXPORT - the roses get better water than the people that live in that country! And Coke is cheaper than water! ? That is shameful. Keeping the sick down. What can I do? All I can think Is I will NEVER drink or buy another coke and will try VERY hard to always recycle my bottles and get tap water - while we can. It’s a start and before you knock me - what will you do?
AT the very least I will share these facts from time to time.. just to get people thinking and I will never BUY roses again. That being said I give thanks for all our water - not something concerning many when they see Calgary ;( The documentary explains it really well (punn intended) why we need to take better care.
One thing AGAIN - WE really NEED to get control of the pharmaceutical industry! These systems were designed to clean sewage. NOT CHEMICAL WARFARE !!! It is a serious problem with documented effects and trust me - I’m not sure I want to even start to research it ;( Frogs being born all female. Shrimp going crazy, fish becoming aggressive, cancer medications, anti depressants - from pills and what passes out our bodies.
It was really interesting we suggest you watch. You might then start to wonder what Steven Harper is doing with our water.
Do you have a clue? Don’t care?
When will you?
All I can do is hope this toons gets one person thinking ;-)
It got us thinking & inspired <3.
ONE more reason to get back to NATURE all around! Never mind just Cannabis!
Today is a new day.
I was gifted Friday a book, and read it already. I loved it. Although, I do feel the he, E. Alexander M.D. forgot about us 'not so medically inclined', I was dumb struck a few times. LOL
Hey, we can't all be brain surgeons.
I was hesitant to read it because of the brain issues (frightened, a better word) but glad I did. My faith is strong and I already believe in heaven. I believe there is more to us than this. We are all better than this <3. I BELIEVE in GOOD and God.
In a world full of temptation/lies/greed/pain it is hard to focus always on the good.
I too know that pain and fear bring out the worst in people and I am NO exception.
I am thankful for those around me that love me enough to remember that. ;)
Still, a few times "Proof Of Heaven!
" hit too close to home.
Thinking of it now I tear up. <3 that poem.
He says he is meant to write that book and I feel I was meant to read it.
That is what it is all about. Helping each other.
I am glad I read it, not for proof of heaven but reminder that we are all ONE.
ONE LOVE ❤
It inspired the toon! At first I was just going to draw pills and cannabis, and then I was poked in the head to be reminded of the Bigger picture!!! :)
I am pulling back, looking in praying/meditation and DRAWING. Amen!
Enjoying my newly painted & clean (LOL - how long it will stay that way, time will tell.) kitchen - I have sunshine indoors all the time! I LOVE IT! That and my guys and girls...
Good Vibes always appreciated!
xox <>< !!!
If you think I’m over stretching it on this one think again.
Do you use ANY of the mind altering substances? Every one of them is a Mind altering substance. FACT
Research Sugar, introduced as a drug. Until someone decided it was candy... $.
Cannabis is a plant, use in the past fro everything from Cholic to a tooth ache, and until someone decided it was a Dangerous DRUG it was a HERB.
Never mind any of that.., ALL of the substances on the left have been attributed to death. Sugar - again - a major factor in obesity, diabetes and more. Alcohol.. abuse, physical hard to a body, impairment, poisoning, responsible for date rape, murder and “ I was drunk...” and more.
SO PLEASE, stop telling me, I am wrong. Me and the other few hundred thousand (who admit to it) and counting that believe Cannabis is a better CHOICE. A Healthier choice.
ONE for using Cannabis as my medicine and also for all those that wish to use recreationally. Compare the choices and statistics.
THEN lets continue the conversation.
While your at it you can read about Cannabis helps repair the brain.
If you have never tried Cannabis, your opinion is invalid when you judge someone else while you hold that cup of coffee & donut and your evening with a cocktail or two...
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
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.