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.
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 <><
Tomorrow is the BIG day! Cannabis will be celebrated all over the world! What started as a time for a bunch of guys to meet to smoke some 'marijuana' at 4:20 everyday , has turned into a world wide celebration! On April 20th - 4/20.. People all around the world unite and light up! AWESOME!
At first I thought it was 'neat' but then to see it grow and share! People get together to share, hang out, talk, laugh, educate and stand up for something they believe in!
Medicinal and recreational, the crimes against Humanity regarding this plant are shameful. Every year it grows larger, parades, marches, sit -in's & MORE! Think about it... When else do they do this? Not enough times I'm afraid. We should have a world wide NO GMO day! Or Celebrate the children day and stop abuse!
I was asked to post a cartoon early at 7:00 p.m. my time - because it is April 20 on the other side of the world already! ;D Yes, I will admit in my small mind, I did not think of that at first! How many realize the problems regarding cannabis are all around the world? Some people even die because of it.
I do! I have been educated! I plan on doing what ever I can to help educate others!
If it is as simple as drawing a cartoon that will get some attention, create a curiosity...
I have another new toon to post tomorrow a.m. ;-)
Have a great time all who plan on doing something special for 4/20! Remember to do it 'peacefully' < something asscoiated with pot smokers, and I'm fine with that!
Stand up for what you believe in! Why else are you here?
I'll admit I thought you could get high licking the toad.
I did a cartoon about it a while back & someone educated me on the facts.
I am so glad he did because I find it really funny that you don't lick the toad you milk it.
I have another toon already in the works.
What is a drug?
There will always be a drug. We can't ban, prohibit or kill off everything that is. To say Cannabis is one of the most dangerous, is just lies.
Just like I was told not to lick toads!
Not that that was ever a concern of anyones. I was also told 'not to eat the little black berries- they would make me sick and die,' and I never did. I was told not to drink too much - but did time and time again.
I am ALSO sure at some point, I was told that smoking marijuana was going to fry my brain. My brain feeling a little fried these days, the only thing that seems to help me is Cannabis! Thank God for small miracles.
It is a small miracle on this planet FULL OF PLANTS, that can make us feel better or poison us. I read in places where few plants grow - like Alaska - the people there would 'get high' by air deprivation, and spinning. Cannabis is safer.
Where there is a will there is a way.
Just like people creating bongs out of apples and pineapples.
Time to stop treating people like criminals, educate them. It is human nature/desire to alter the brain and mood, some will learn how to milk a toad - me... no.
I will stick to Cannabis, perhaps a buddha beer from time to time.
Moderation people ❤❤❤
I am currently reading : High Society By Mike Jay http://www.amazon.com/High-Society-Central-Mind-Altering-History/dp/1594773939
And immensely enjoying it. I love to read always have - not always an easy task lately with my twitch being what it is it can make reading difficult even distracting - so whatever I read has to be interesting to keep me riding out twitches between paragraphs. This book is so interesting.
Educating. The more I know the more confused I am.
Since the beginning of time people want to get high, or achieve some sort of mental stimulation that heightens experiences or makes us feel at peace. Every time prohibition of some sort steps in - people move on, usually to a stronger substance and a new drug problem arises. What amazes me is Cannabis has always been one of the safest, oldest and most widely used substance on the planet and the fact that it is still illegal, IMO is just another distraction. Much like television.
Focus on the plant that people want, grow and use most commonly:
Government + control + prohibition(lies) = jail = $$$$$$$
To read the US government has taken out all kinds of patents on Cannabis - something they have claimed for years has no medicinal value, they have made millions suffer for it. LIES. Google Patent of Cannabis or just the number (for just one of the many patents now taken out BY the American Government on Cannabis. ONE NOW for the treatment of CANCER!! Using Cannabis : http://www.google.com/patents/US20130059018
I am angry as a Canadian, we have and continue to suffer because of their lies also, as does the rest of the world. No wonder people are upset.
BUT WHY?? I keep asking myself, WHY is it still happening??
Because WE LET IT! We are letting lives be ruined and people suffer over a plant.
IT is not the Plant. It is the PEOPLE.
People who have problems with addiction.
People who do not understand the concept of ‘moderation’.
People who are hurt, lonely abused and use drugs as an escape.
(Much like the Rats at rat park! Mentioned in the book) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_Park
People who want power and money and use lies to get it.
People. People. People. WE are the problem NEVER the plants.
Clearly PROHIBITION DOES not work.
Educate the PEOPLE. ONE LOVE. We need to help each other and stand up for what we believe in. We are not criminals. Just people.
As expected all thought out the book, what has been the biggest problem all thought out history and still is today?
ALCOHOL. < But that $$ money maker isn’t going anywhere is it.
There are far more serious drugs available and widely used and there are even more on the horizon - it’s what PEOPLE do.
Stop the lies, prohibition and educate children on choices and consequences,
SHARE your knowledge. If they don’t believe you - tell them to prove you wrong!
To date - no one has.
The first prohibition...
God saying “Don’t eat off the tree of knowledge.”
How well did that work?
If you give a man enough rope... he'll hang himself. Is this what Health Canada was hoping for? People have been providing medicine for themselves, with Health Canada's approval and now they have changed their mind and want to take that right away from the people.
For years, Canadians have invested time and money and educated themselves on the task. Not always an easy one, for some it is all they are physically able to do. Grow their medicine.
Growing for themselves keeps them safe, affordable and easily attainable.
For many it has become a passion. It keeps others feeling useful and not a drain to society to be able to provide for themselves or a family member. <3 Much like Grandma grows tomatoes in her garden and shares the good health with the rest of the family.
Think about it - You tell me the difference. Strictly on the plant level.
There is none.
All this will be gone. They will be forced to pay higher prices (according to HC), will have fewer options, some will turn to opiates because they will be able to get them easier. It is sad.
They will continue to grow what they need to survive, but now they will be afraid to do, what a few months ago was not only legal but encouraged by Health Canada. Will they go to jail? Will they lose their investments? Homes, kids, famalies. lives.
Who's government treats it sick this way?
I know too many people who are losing sleep, a few hope... some say they are at the end of their rope and the despair in their voice is obvious. It is a shameful thing to be doing to people over a PLANT.
If they could say it kills people/it hurts.. but they cannot - instead only proof on all it is doing to help those who need it. I'm too tired to start to name why.
Please show your support on this issue.
One day it might be you who does not want to take an addictive pain killer for your back ... or you will want your child to use cannabis if they need too.
We already have a leaf on our flag a maple leaf = Plant
Cannabis = Plant
*Our hotel is booked for the TY EXPO ... <3 I hope and pray to see you there.
Watch, soon you will start to read about the miracle medicine that Cannabis is. Not the snake oil that we have been led/lied to believe. I know because I am paying attention - not just to Cannabis as a medicine. I am reading about HEMP & the unlimited benefits from people juicing to cement.
Go to the Grocery store and right there beside the Broccoli your cannabis to juice or add to a salad! Soon... Juice Cannabis! <
Read all about it.
I had someone ask me with the look of 'REALLY?' on her face when I was telling her how after surgery, I used the vaporizer and was never sick again. I see the 'REALLY?' Look when I tell them how great Storm is doing, and now I see the 'really!!' look from a few close friends that are in my company when I medicate and can see many times; my twitch come to an instant halt if only for a few moments, after hours of endless twitching. So I get it! I see the look often enough. I love it.
I really is depressing when you realize the many benefits of Cannabis that people could have been using and embracing and being educated on for years if not fo the STUPID - Simple word for exactly what it is. Stupid laws, prohibiting the use and education of the plant Cannabis. As for people thinking it's snake oil, well - there sure are many people all around the wold willing to defend it's medicinal benefits.
I have witnessed it for a few years now first hand. Thank God.
Don't believe me. Get curious?
Would you not like an alternative to pain medication?
One that does not upset your stomach? How about Nausea?
I am living proof & would not have believed it, had I not seen it with my own eyes and stomach! LOL
What about insomnia, PTSD, depression
The ONLY snakes are those that keep it from the people.
For what ever reason $$$$, Power, stupidity.
Seed for all humankind to plant.
Tomorrow: Guest Blog
Tuesday: Very personal *FIRST video blog. Leap of Faith.
Cannabis laws don't effect me...
Oh yeah- Think again! How about the suspicion of marijuana.
Watch this: http://www.alternet.org/drugs/outrage-texas-women-cavity-searched-police-over-alleged-marijuana-smell
I saw this on Fb and could not believe the extent that this was taken. I believe the woman will win in court. I HOPE.
REALLY - Just for the smell of Cannabis!? It could easily be you.
For a drug that has never killed anyone - unlike alcohol and prescription drugs.
I first thought Legalize but it's not enough. Decriminalize - well I thought this was the way to go but it appears people are still being arrested in states where it is decriminalized. It appears many people feel like I do and just want it to be exactly what it is a plant.
Some comments on a recent post:
-Legalize, if we only decriminalize it the government will still try to control it and restrict our access as well as itll probably not even be the high grade medicine we are looking for considering everyones needs are different and not every strain works for another i have had some meds that just don't cut it at all and other times its perfect.
- Neither, the ONLY and I stress ONLY way to end prohibition is to deschedule it off the controlled substance list and to repeal all of the laws surrounding this plant and get the DEA off our back and people out of jail. That's it. I know it isn't that simple but if we ALL pull together we can do this. And another thing I live in a decriminalized state. Funny thing is 1 person is arrested every 37 seconds here.-Should be as legal to grow as any other delicious herb the gov doesnt limit how many basil or garlic plants i can grow, or control their potency... Cannabis should be no different.-Oops forgot to reason. Marijuana never got its day in court. Instead an overweight white man testified that it made white girls want black men and that was considered evidence. Pot needs to be put back where it was, off the legal books, legalize not decriminalize, its not a crime.-Remove cannabis from the law books entirely. No laws, no controlled substance designation. Just a plant, simple and free. Just like anything else in a common backyard garden.-The worst possible side effect from marijuana use is a criminal record
At one point Homosexuality was a crime and was decriminalized. No one being arrested since I believe. WHY? Because it is a crime against the person. Women breast feeding in public was a crime! IMAGINE - Feeding your baby - the most natural act in the world for a mother - makes me wonder who the idiots are that invented these laws in the first place and why are we being punished for their stupidity decades later.
Judging someone and punishing them for using a plant as their medicine or recreationally - when no other person is being harmed is a crime against the person.
Legalize! Decriminalize! Both are steps in the right direction.
Put this plant back in the garden where it belongs. That is the ultimate goal ;-)