Introducing Running with Buddha.
Many of you might not be aware of my Hempy Stalkers.... probably because every year I am lucky if I can produce 10. This year only 8. Each Hempy stalker is made with THC & TLC & every year they get better and better. It’s only been 3 and like any other work you get better and fine tune it as you go along. The problem is - NOT a problem for me - I have a few collectors that come back every year, so in essence they are sold before I even display them.
NOT this year!’
I did 2 things. I told all, they have to wait until the EXPO is officially one before they can purchase anything and Running with Buddha is NOT for sale. I decided that with my ‘show special’ (More on that Wed.) 100 bags- every bag purchased is the only way you also get a chance to WIN Running with Buddha. 1 in 100, those are pretty good odds!
If you do not win you still get an awesome limited edition bag full of Happy Hippie stuff.
This way someone that might not be able to afford a Hempy Stalker can possibly own one.
My hubby is right now in the garage building me an awesome display! Just for my Stalkers ;-) Each made with THC & TLC! Here are a couple of photo of Running with Buddha but like everything else ‘she’ is much more beautiful in real life.
Of course there will be several available to purchase they are priced from $65.00 Up to $400. for “the Twins” if you are interested you better decide early...
Each takes a long time to make, almost a full year, proper drying and prep then painting, bringing to life - most of them guide me as to what they become ;-) I add little details, charms, beads, glass and what ever else seems to want to be part of Hempy Stalker ART.
I have had Running with Buddha on display in my own living room and it is going to be hard to part with. Not one person walks by and does not make a comment! What a wonderful way to start a conversation about Cannabis. Ideal for a Compassion CLUB, HOME. OFFICE anywhere! I have a friend with one on order after the EXPO to display in her store front window! EXCITING!
To me they are sculpture, art... that is what they are, NOT for Children. They are not toys. They are a little delicate but made to be handled, touched and appreciated for all they are, and all they represent!
LIFE - GROWTH and LOVE.
Want to see more!? See you at the EXPO and I will have a blog with all the Stalkers after the EXPO - sorry no point even showing them now, I don’t like to tell people “No.”
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.
A guest Blog that I enjoyed reading and thought worth sharing! xox <><
By John Dvorak, Hempologist See more @ : http://www.hempology.org/CANNABISCURRICULUM.html
With a tip of my hempen chapeau to Joseph Heller, our government has created a phenomena that I call Catch-422. They put up as many roadblocks as possible in an effort to stifle our progress and to demonize Cannabis Sativa, a safe and effective natural herbal remedy. A Kafkaesque melangé of federal agencies and bloated bureaucracies justify their existence at the expense of the sick and dying, while the beer-bellied, vodka saturated, over-pharmaceuticalized sheeple continue to gulp down oxycontin, viagra and anything else peddled by their kowtowed doctors. Thousands die EACH YEAR overdosing on alcohol and prescribed drugs, while there isno lethal dose for Cannabis.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are arrested each year merely for possessing marijuana because Reefer Madness has infected Congress and rotted the judicial system to its core. Marijuana’s illegality is justified by calling it a gateway drug that will lead to harder drugs and/or a decaying of a person’s moral fabric: Catch-422. In fact, cannabis is proving to be a gateway AWAY from illegal narcotics and debilitating pharmaceuticals.
The DEA classifies marijuana as a Schedule I narcotic which, by definition, means there is no currently acceptable medical use. Everyone knows this is total bullshit, but when researchers ask for cannabis to perform studies, they're told they can't have it because, of course, marijuana has no medical use, leaving patients burning in Dante’s inferno of mock compassion: Catch-422. Their circular logic jerks people around to no end.
Even some states with medical marijuana laws on the books are imposing outrageous restrictions on the ailments that qualify: Catch-422. One of the most egregious examples of this is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which several states refuse to recognize Cannabis for despite its obvious benefits. And, the Federal government never misses a chance to “pile on” by preventing the Veteran’s Administration from providing Cannabis to the many vets with PTSD.
A classic Catch-422 is how states delay the implementation of medical marijuana laws, oftentimes parroting the old canard: “think of the children.” New Jersey’s Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act was signed into law in January, 2010. However, bureaucratic foot dragging by that state’s Gutless Wonder Governor, Chris Christie, delayed the opening of their first dispensary for almost 3 years.
Consider this: A card carrying medical marijuana patient working for a big box store had a minor accident, failed a drug test and was subsequently fired. His dismissal was upheld by Michigan's supreme court: Catch-422. Tragically, a medical marijuana patient who was denied a liver transplant because of his Cannabis use recently passed away: Catch-422. We need to fight for people’s basic right to medicate without discrimination.
Another Catch-422 is the “institutional hypocrisy” that prevents people from coming out of the cannabis closet. Consider this: Despite many states passing various Cannabis laws, mere possession of marijuana continues to be a violation of federal law! It is very difficult for someone to promote an illegal activity. You expose yourself to public ridicule or worse. For many, testing positive for Cannabis could result in the loss of their job, government benefits or custody of their children. Students that are arrested for Cannabis could lose their student loans: Catch-422.
Similarly, the IRS has ruled that medical marijuana dispensaries cannot deduct business expenses because possessing and distributing Cannabis violates federal law: Catch-422. Banks and credit card companies are refusing to do business with dispensaries for the same reason: Catch-422. The sad part about this is that dispensaries are proving to be economic engines, hiring people and paying taxes in an otherwise depressed economy.
The DEA says that hemp is the same as marijuana. They have tied a Gordian knot of hemp rope, claiming that hemp will confuse the police even though this is not an issue in Canada or Europe where it is legal to grow hemp: Catch-422. United States Department of Agriculture studies call hemp a niche crop without fully investigating its myriad uses: Catch-422. Farmers will not grow hemp unless there is a market for it and you can’t sell products unless you can produce them which means you need farmers to grow hemp: Catch-422. This chicken or the egg situation is a real “pair o’ ducks.” Thanks to prohibition, we are re-inventing the ENTIRE hemp industry from the ground up. The sky is limit (think Trillion Dollar Crop!) but it is going to be a long, hard fight for those willing to join the battle.
We need to recognize these efforts for what they are: a blatant and callous effort to impede our progress. Only by identifying and understanding these barriers will we be able to get around or over the obstacles that stand in the way of realizing the full benefits of the humble plant scientifically known as Cannabis Sativa. Fortunately in the privacy of the voting booth, people are electing to choose cannabis hemp and give a collective middle finger to the powers that be.
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 <><
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.
We are talking and planning garden!
We are thinking, healing herbs and healthy vegetables! I have been searching PIN - ton's of fantastic gardening ideas. Tips and tricks!
How to attract butterflies!
I plan on spending as much time as possible in my garden this year I have even researched plants for by the pool.
Grow! Live and eat off your own land if you can.
It is not easy - nothing in life is. It is HEALTHIER!!!
I am so excited! My project for this Easter weekend!
Tomorrow is Good Friday and I am taking the day off to think, reflect on life!
New life and hope in a seed... Tomato and Mustard.
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.
One of the main claims to ban 'home grow rooms' is fire hazards according to Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq. This got me thinking. I don't really hear/read of many specific 'Grow Room fires' which is strange when according to The Union - Documentary
- 1 in 10 homes is Growing (In B.C.) Many are here as well. Wih those odds - if it was that bad, I think I would hear/read more about it.
So I decided to research and found out that the (according to Readers Digest
Top 10 reasons for House fires in Canada are:
1. Cooking - getting distracted, forgetting or leaving stuff too close to the stove.
2. Heaters. Old heaters. or too close to items that get hot and start on fire.
A problem with hoarders as homes are cold because vents are covered. Add a heater
with all that stuff and you have a recipe for disaster.
3. Careless Smoking! Make a rule today! NO smoking in the bedroom! BUTT OUT.
4. Electrical appliances. Being left on, unattended.
5. Candles - left unattended.
6. Kids & curiosity - matches, magnifying glass. Kids are curious - EDUCATE THEM!
7. Old wiring in homes and apt. buildings.
8. Flammables - Paint. cleaners - PUT them in a safe place. Just fumes from some product
can become flammable!
9.Christmas Trees! Dry, fire hazards ;-( Presents are fuel. BE careful!!
Do you know what is NOT on that list? Grow Rooms.
What most people do not realize, Grow rooms are an investment. Many are in homes with families and children and great care has been taken. If Grow room goes up in flames - It is rare. No one wants to lose time, money or medicine! How can they possible claim that is the main reason for stopping grow licenses? If that was the case, they best be going into every home and removing the stove.
** While writing this I realized, several have already touched us first hand...
1. Cooking. In prep for a Halloween party we were having, I had something on the stove and placed a big funky plastic serving tray too close to the stove- I went outside and came in to see the tray and BLACK - plastic flames reaching up over my stove! Thank God we have a fire extinguisher.
** I can not forget - I lost someone very close to me (an uncle & friend) in an apartment fire a few years back. Apparently he put something on the stove and fell asleep. ;-(
3. Matches, careless smoking (bong). Once some matches were used and put down, left the room and the match continued to smolder burning a hole in my bedroom end table.
I have not let Norm fix it, so I am reminded of the simple stupidity.
5. Candle... during a Halloween party our mantle display caught fire! Thank Goodness we were in the house at the time and not in the display.
10. B.B.Q Just this last summer Norm had his eyebrows singed off the BBQ. by a burst of flames! ...
We are lucky that more damage did not occur. I hear of mishaps all the time.
Please take time to educate your children and ourself! It might save a life.
Do not let Health Canada continue to mislead us with lies.