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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 <><
We watched an interesting doc. the other night, I was watching it and the guys joined me at some point. It was called: Food Matters http://www.foodmatters.tv/
We watched it on netflix and it was awesome.
We are juicing most mornings and they don't always taste so great - especially the kale BUT - They taste better than medicine, they taste better then sick!
I will say I made kale chips and LOVED them - 250 in the oven for 30-35 min.s
Rubbed in olive oil and a bit of lemon seasoning - YUM!
Must get more Kale tomorrow. Watch the documentary. It is informative.
Do you want to be healthy? I WISHED I had seen it an listened years ago!
I will admit I have had an exhausting week leaving me thinking... is this as good as it gets?
Is the slow to heal excuse just that ...
I have decided to do what I love best draw and paint.
Norm and I went out last night to pick up a few things. Walmart opened not long ago - too close for comfort. You can see it from my house, it is the quickest and easiest for Norm.
Not being well, I have had to rely on him to go shopping and this has led to endless frustration and numerous untold arguments.
I Am NOT a fan of their produce to begin with! I swear, buy something and almost over night it starts to shrivel in my fridge! Never buy anything in a bag, usually one or more is rotten.. it’s endless, last night I need garlic.
Garlic a little root plant right? That grows in the ground grown in Canada.
Do you think I could find any? Only garlic from China - not even another option or choice - there it is!! That is what divides Norm and I he will say “Screw it, I’m not driving all over for garlic...” and get it. I will say “Screw it I’m not buying it!” That is what we have to do.
Why can't I get some F&^%$ garlic from Canada - or anything else for that matter!?
We can invent all sorts of stuff, send men to the moon but can't grow a decent tomato year round without pumping it full of S*&^?
Why are our options stuff that has come from foreign soil, foreign pests, foreign
rules/laws/regulations for growing... across miles in crates and trucks for days, picked too early to ripen on the way!?
I hate this time of the year for vegetable shopping and being on a limited budget (aren’t we all) you lean towards deals instead of health!
Less off, in the cart yesterday was MEAT.
More spices, greens, fruit and WHOLE grain bread. No food in a box.
No Junk isle. I am on the road to recovery and I am taking him with me like it or not.
Don’t get me wrong - I get it! I get he’s tired, worked and then has to go get groceries and does not want to drive all over for garlic! When does it end and when will it start to change if we don’t act every chance we get?
Please the next time you go to the grocery store - make a point to buy Canadian.
As a matter of fact I was so pissed that I put stuff back and that is all we bought.
Going to feasting on mushrooms and sweet potatoes for a while! LOL - Choices limited.
Thank God, Canadian have been able to produce their own HOMEGROWN Herbal medicines. That could all change in the future. Just as it has been with Cannabis it may become illegal to grow other herbs and foods, then our limited choices even fewer and our chance to say no to GMO - out will go!
While in Canada - for as long as it remains I prefer to support fellow Canadians and keep my greens as FRESH and HEALTHY as possible - the best way to do that:
GROW your OWN!
Wait till you see my garden this summer !
How simple.. plant seeds.
Have you seen seed bombs
? I think they are cool! I also like the business cards with seeds in them! They usually come with a sling shot - seed bombs- added fun.;-)
I plan on making some this spring! It is a wonderful idea and an important one.
Keeping this world green for our health and sanity.
Seeds are what keeps us alive. Stop and think about that for one second. SEEDs
I've also added seeds into our diet; Chia and HEMP Daily- 2013 is going to be healthier around here. Imagine telling humans we can not plant seeds or grow plants, imagine someone telling you - no more vegetable gardens! No MORE FRESH herbs!
Something our parents and their parents and so on have been doing since the beginning of time to survive. Growing Plants. Vegetables and herbs and medicines.
Obesity is at an all time high and many kids do not even know what vegetables look like.
I think it should be mandatory in high school (elementary would be great too!) to grow something! I can imagine the popular choice of most high school students - good - teach them to do it RIGHT. IMAGINE!
Now imagine you grow that plant - just to feel better, and suddenly you are told you can not - and in fact you can go to jail just for growing that plant.
Imagine. Hopefully you will never have to. xox <><
Everyday it is most important to continue to plant the seeds:
I was asked recently do draw for The WorldWide Cannabis Tribe - of which I am proud to say I am a member! I loved drawing this cartoon for several reasons. I had complete freedom. The owner asked that I do what ever I wanted with the paragraph he provided.
The Hemp leaf turned into hemp twine keeping us all connected. Medically, recreationally for religious reasons - what ever the reason, Cannabis is widely used all around the world and I agree- not until we all stand up and ask, express & in some cases even demand the right to use this healing herb.
This toon is now on it's way to Scotland! My toons travel more than I do! LOL
I am honored to say the least that this toon will be displayed in another part of the world. Planting the seed of Cannabis education all around the world!
I feel blessed!
Now back to plastering my honey's prop for the front lawn! Then perhaps I can sneak in a drawing today or two!
If you are not aware, in Canada many patients can grow their own medicine. Not only is this helping ease their pain mentally for many it is something they can still
do physically, and also brings them peace mentally as it does with gardeners all around the world since the beginning of time.
NOW Health Canada says they will be taking away that right - and no one will be allowed to grow their own medicine - they will be once again have to rely on others - encouraging (once again
) crime that comes with prohibition, growers who will not care and will only be looking out for money and themselves. Many will no longer be able to afford their medicine. A PLANT.
Not to mention access medicine - the stain that best helps their symptoms. THE reason Heatlh Canada and the Police say for this is SAFETY.
To which I say .. BULLSHIT!
Put it into perspective... Are you worried you might have someone growing next to you? Chances are you have a much more serious SAFETY hazard living next door. Hoarding.
We have all seen it - it was one reason I decided to get rid of cable!
Hoarding is a disease. It is very sad, STUFF. Stuff everywhere, it robs people of their lives, consumes them- often add food and animals to this disaster and the results are horrendous. "There is no question that the effects of hoarding are tragic: animals wallow in their own waste, are denied food and water for long periods of time, do not get necessary veterinary care, are sometimes crammed into cages and do not receive walks or regular exercise, all of which results in tremendous suffering and death. Hoarding is cruel, painful, and abhorrent." <Taken from a animal shelter that deals with hoarding daily.
Ask any repair man if he has been in a hoarder home? If Safety was an issue then we should be helping hoarders first. They live in death traps. Rodents, bugs and fire hazards.
I know a few myself. Stuff that they never use, stuff in most cases - no one wants. After all that is what the government really wants us to do - buy stuff
- not get healthy.
So OPEN your eyes. Before you get caught up in the Safety issues of grow rooms - just think about how common hoarding has become.
If I had my choice I'd live beside a grower before a hoarder.
I'd much rather a little bud than a little bug come my way... bed bugs.
* I am NOT talking about those that destroy homes by turning them into grow ops.
I do NOT agree with that either. But as for patients growing their own medicine
Let it Be.
We watched this documentary of hoarding - like no other I've seen. Well done and very interesting. Watch it and see what hoarding does to a family, to a life.WARNING
it is called + 7 dumpsters and a corpse - we watched it on netflix. No cable ;-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InvvdHPWz6w
I spent the morning in the garden - my mom bought me this great little guy! I call him OmBoy HomeBoy!
He has the slightest little smile and I have moved him all over the back yard - finally resting in my gazebo where I meditate/pray the most in the summer. He looks like he was meant to be in my garden. Just the sight of him makes me feel more at peace.
What a beautiful day! I don't have a car and it was so nice I decided to take the dogs for a walk! As always it turned out to be somewhat of an adventure- surrounded by beauty (that almost didn't happen).
Scruffy! Little power house that she is was so excited she tugged me as I was putting on her leash and my glasses fell and I stepped on them! ARRRRGGGGGGH! Oh well, I was already on my way and was not going to let that stop me! So off we went! Wild flowers everywhere! Daisy's!! Tomorrow I am going back to pick myself a bouquet of Daisy's! The girls loved it of course and we know Daisy LOVES water from the pool but I had no idea!
ONLY in Keswick you say! - Behind the Walmart plaza is a pond with a boat launch! LOL!! DAISY found a little slice of heaven! The second she spotted it she was in! Chasing dragon flies, butterflies - all in the water! I LOVE dogs. They remind us to LIVE in the moment! I sat for a while - even though I could not see much in the distance! It was wonderful. I think tomorrow I'll pack a little picnic;-)
My girls below and my little Om Boy.. Today! LIVE in the moment! xox <><
I Love Daisy's! I'll give you a daisy a day dear... (remember that song?) Even our dog is named Daisy and she is as pretty as a Daisy - HAPPY! A Daisy is a happy Flower! Tall and strong - who has not = "she loves me... she loves me not..." with a Daisy at some point in their life? So my bouquet of PEACE would definitely be Daisy's!
We can't go wrong if we plant these seeds! LOVE, HOPE and COMPASSION.
You can not help but grow GOODNESS when you plant such ideas in the minds and hearts of those you interact with.
So never mind Cannabis today (We'll be right back on track with that Monday morning!)
Plant some LOVIN' NOW! If only in your own mind and heart - it's a start!!!
This cartoon is reality. Drawing it I realized just what a joke it all is. The money that is being made from the Cannabis industry, you are legally permitted to do it ALL, but the second your seed roots - THAT is when it becomes illegal. WHAT A JOKE.
There is $$$ to be made obviously- imagine if it were all legal - not only would all those businesses who already thrive do better, people would want to grow properly - not 1/2 assed in a tiny closet. PEOPLE are passionate about growing. For many it brings not only Cannabis/Medicine but it brings them PEACE.
It makes me angry that you can go and spend $1000's on all the supplies, do all the work - and do not kid yourself - IT IS a lot of work. If you do not do it right - it can be an expensive lesson, but in an instant it can all be taken from you and you can be charged as a criminal for ROOTS.
ROOTS. WHAT A JOKE!!!
If it were legal - the new level that it could be taken to- MONEY to be made, taxed, quality medicine available for all, a safer alternative to BOOZE, eliminate the gate keeper - making it safer for our children.
I have heard some growers say they don't want it legalized - it will put them out of business. I believe like anything else if you go out of business it is because you are doing a crappy job. Be the best, provide superior product and you will not be going out of business. Ending on a positive note, all the rest is legal - it is not going away, more and more people are researching, educating, growing every day - determination, persistence - like those darn dandy lions in the grass, this persistent weed called Cannabis is not going anywhere but UP! Up to face the sunshine. Glorious growing!
ROOTS nice and strong and getting deeper every day! Have faith! <>< xoxox