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.
According to Health Canada now it will be easier for patients to access medicine (they can no longer afford) via Canada Post. Visit the distributor ONLINE, order and it comes in the mail. Woot Woot! "It's in the mail... " will take on an entirely new meaning.
We had a family conversation about this the other night and had many interesting thoughts. FIRST of all theft. From Postal workers and others watching postal workers or patients that share information unknowingly, the possibilities are endless.
The Postal System does indeed have theft problems. Who does not?
To say they don’t would be like saying there is no such thing is a corrupt cop or a pedophile priest. I WISH it was not true in any case.
Lead us not into temptation. That is exactly what Health Canada has done.
I have had problems with the mail we all have. Let alone returning crappy products.
O.k. never mind that - ‘one bad apple don’t spoil the whole bunch’ - more importantly, the safety of these postal workers.
Why are we NOT reading anything about this?
I wonder how they like the fact that they have all just been turned into legal drug dealers. Ahhh, only in Canada Eh!? Pity.
Criminals hold up armored cars and drive away with interact machines - don’t fool yourself - someone is already thinking and plotting. Are Postal workers entitled to carry a weapon? DO WE WANT postal workers to carry a weapon???
I am also worried about my friend - she lives alone (in a ‘troubled’ area of Toronto) in a large building and is concerned she will become a target. I understand completely and would feel the same. It is just ONE MORE added stress many patients do not need or WANT.
How about a Postal strike?
Insurance for “LOST Mail”- Big deal, what will insurance mean to me when I am hurting without my medication?
More toons to come.....
This is just another set of problems - get ready to start reading about them and then you can thank Health Canada. & Steven Harper. Remember it is your tax dollars paying for this and of course I imagine there was a contract with the postal service & gov. so they made money... Ah, that’s Harper - keepin it in the family.
‘Harpers Canada’ family... Not the rest of us.
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As an outsider looking in ... you can’t help but think WTF is going on? How silly it all is and what a waste of time and money! Never mind all that, explain to the mom who’s child is ill and cannabis is saving their life and not being able to get the medicine that some take for granted several times daily. The little girl ‘Charloette’ in the Dr. Gupta special, I recall her mom commenting on the fear of not having the medicine. How did the Hyde Family feel when they ran out of medicine for Cashy and his cancer returned... had to deal with political bull on top of it all as well - yet in a few states over it is legal for medicinal & recreational!? How UNITED is that Mr. Obama?
How is this sane? Or fair? It’s not fair! I know I sound like a 5 year old - but it simply is NOT fair so why the fuck complicate it?? Everyone else will do that for us. I hope I have not upset any Americans. It is out of love and care that I guess I even think about it. We are moving backwards with our own political nightmare - that is what it will be... I just can’t help think about it all and how unfair it all is. ALL based on fear and lies.
Imagine how the different parents in the ‘United’ states feel - one will continue to watch their child suffer - or RISK going to jail - OR worse- losing their child over a plant that is PROVING to help many children and countless adults all around the world.
I don’t have to imagine how those parents feel I know. I lose sleep over it.
I am a parent of a kid (now a fine young man) soon he will not have the same access to the same meds. We are expected to let strangers - or ‘health officials’ (after what they have just proven to us???) tell us how to take our medicine that we have been successfully managing for years on our own - and we will be expected to pay high prices? No PUN intended.
I don’t need to imagine. I am one of these parents and I am also now one f these patients. xox UNITED we stand, DIVIDED we fall ALL!!! <><
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.............................
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.
With the new expected changes Health Canada will be out of the picture. A 'cop out' since they f*cked up and now instead of correcting and helping Canadians, what do they do? They pull out. WOW.
Dr.s agree, what they are doing is shameful. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/12/07/medical-marijuana-laws-canada_n_2258335.html
*Right now, family physicians give the okay for a patient to use medical marijuana and Health Canada approves the final application.Under the new system, doctors would simply write a prescription and the patient would send that to a commercial grower.
"The buck stops completely with the physician now," said Anna Reid, president of the Canadian Medical Association and an emergency room doctor.
Reid said the problem is that while doctors have a lot of information on prescription drugs, most have very little information on the benefits and effects of marijuana.
My own Dr. commented he thinks 'it's a good thing' when we first heard of it, that was before we also heard that people will no longer to be able to grow their own medicine.
I posted yesterday in my frustrations with all of this and said simply said Leona you say changes... and I say Fuck you." More or less. Some might think that harsh, even 'disrespectful'. You want to hear harsh?
STILL to date I have asked people, and they are still giving out licenses for people to grow their own medicine! False hope.
Setting them up for JAIL! Welcome new private prison - thank you Steven Harper.
They claim it will save tax payers 1000's! For what I'd like to know!
Don't forget we have been a part of this program FIRST HAND.
All we ever got was ONE laminated card, a few pieces of paper that were always late and accompanied with stress while we waited for them, crappy photo copied instructions - if you can call them that.
No one that I was aware of purchased the meds. due to terrible quality. So what did they spend money on? LOL - WELL we all know that could be just about anything don't we...
Our pleas are ignored. No one had ever contacted me and I have called and sent e mails as well as post on FB pages. The Canadian Government is showing Canadian patients using the medical cannabis program NO respect what so ever and I am done showing them any respect in turn. To who - Steven Harper!?? Ha! Didn't we just prove he was elected
As for Leona Im starting to fee like a minority being ignored.
How about you? Thats a FEW other toons..
BUT it is time for Dr.s to start to understand, WE have the right to a safer, less toxic pain alternative to Pain, nausea and NUMEROUS other ailments. IT should be our RIGHT to make the choice between a healther alternative!
Dr.s are NOT stupid and they also can no longer deny the positive benefits as cannabis as a medicine. THEY work for us! DEMAND it. PROOF - stop it! WE have proof! Proof it does not kill for one!
So Dr.s it's time to quit with the excuses, EDUCATE yourself on Cannabis as you would any other medication. AND change with the times. WE the people demand it and have every right to be healthy and happy. FIRST DO NO HARM!
What Dr. in all good faith in this day of education would be 'fine' prescribing OXY for a patient - PROVEN highly additive and deadly over Cannabis?
Not an honest one IMO.
There's the proof.
That being said - Go to your Dr.s apt educated! Bring them proof.
Do not demand, ask and show your Dr. the respect they deserve and in return you deserve to be treated with, and DON'T lie to them. You only hurt yourself. I do feel there are many Dr.s out there that are being informed and are out to help rather than hurt! <3
The times are changing - we can't expect them over night.
EVEN Dr.s also admit to the benefits of gardening.
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...
While working on the Cartoon regarding not being able to consumer products, and thinking how insane it was... I was told I better be careful about selling my Hempy Stalkers out of the country! REALLY!
I have a couple that did not sell at the EXPO - I had enquires from many people, but several were from the USA and we were concerned about them being Cannabis stalks, as to wether they might get confiscated at the border. Since home I have had 3 e mail from people that want to purchase a Hempy Stalker - all are from out of the country.
I have been seriously warned to be careful - me thinking come on .. are you fucking kidding me? My painted sticks? My favorite - and now, I have decided never to part with him (he was for sale at the EXPO - glad he did not go) I call him “Budda” Like Buddha ;)
Every-time I look at him I smile, to the point I swear he has started to talk to me ;) Not all talking is done with words. I might make him a regular in the strip. I did a bit of research and I am concerned about mailing them across the border. So I guess I won’t be. Hempy Stalkers - Only in Canada you say? Pity...
AS insane as it seems that I could be charged with trafficking for this painted Hempy Stalker stick!!? The media would be awesome! Perhaps if I was physically feeling a bit better I'd even be up to the challenge...
- Let us not forget Mr. Marc Emery still in jail for selling seeds. A fellow Canadian and Cannabis activist - He gets out next year I think. It is a crime he is in jail at al in my opinion. http://www.freemarc.ca/group/freemarcca/who-marc-emery-0
Mr. Tommy Chong! Who went to jail for BONGS. http://www.imdb.com/media/rm669487616/tt0478090?ref_=tt_ov_i http://www.cheechandchong.com
Countless people have gone to jail for ridicules reasons surrounding cannabis.
It made me realize I just might! I can see us now... Me & Hempy in our small cell, someone would be pulling out someone's roots! LOL
The only positive note I can think is Jack Herer said did his best work in Jail. That he did!! AND you can read it ONLINE for FREE (we have a copy signed by Jack) : http://www.jackherer.com/
Still over a painted stick - Trafficking? When countless HUMANS of all ages are being bought and sold ILLEGALLY every day? THAT is criminal.
As much as it makes me shake my head ... I better not.
I’ll still make them - I have to - I love them, but they will be special gifts, for sale at the EXPO to Canadians only Eh! Pity... ;-)
If I can go to jail for this - what next?! You tell me. How crazy is all of this?
JUST think about it.