Clearly, I was not alone and news has it Health Canada is already trying to make up excuses for the latest fuck up. http://www.prairiedogmag.com/health-canada-breaches-privacy-of-medical-marijuana-users/
I am exhausted physically and mentally, this is all very upsetting, degrading and it's NOT over. Today I share a post from another ( a stranger really- I just saw this comment and asked If I could share) so you have an idea. Until you live this HELLTH Canada - you have no idea. I'm done.
Bring it on and yes Health Canada - Should I have a home invasion, I too will hold Health Canada responsible.
She has asked I don't share her name.. Unlike Health canada I will RESPECT her wishes:Health Canada has sent out notices to medical marijuana patients with "Medical Marijuana Program- Health Canada" in bold print on the front of the envelope. Up to this point all correspondence from Health Canada has been sent from "Health Canada" by registered mail. This was obviously a letter to a person who is part of the program. Some patients have had their postal workers comment about the program. I live in a small gossipy community, I know the post office gossips. My mail carrier is a close neighbour who can not be trusted with private information.
I feel that Myself and my family as well as my neighbours have been put at risk. It would seem like an easy hit for a criminal, a secluded house, only an ill woman home during the day.
In addition there is our reputation in this small community, my husband and myself are active in the church and the community. Many would not look fondly on us if it were known that I grew and used Marijuana, even as a medicine. My children and grand children are at risk of embarrassment. I could lose friends. My husband could have problems at work.
I feel this is a serious issue and I copied these point off your privacy list. They are all relevant to my and other patients situation.
1- information relating to the education or the medical, criminal or employment history of the individual or information relating to financial transactions in which the individual has been involved,
2- the address, fingerprints or blood type of the individual,
3- correspondence sent to a government institution by the individual that is implicitly or explicitly of a private or confidential nature, and replies to such correspondence that would reveal the contents of the original correspondence,
4- information relating to any discretionary benefit of a financial nature, including the granting of a licence or permit, conferred on an individual, including the name of the individual and the exact nature of the benefit,
It would seem that this was done purposely, with malice, perhaps it was stupidity or it could be that the Minister and her dept are just incompetent.
Whatever the reason, steps must be taken to satisfy the the anger and unease that patients now feel. I am personally very much afraid that the wrong person will find out about my license.
Thank you for your prompt attention. I look forward to your timely response.
More tomorrow - You bet! It's far from over.xox <><
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.
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.
Answer this: What is the number one health concern
in the United States & Canada regarding children (and adults)!?
Obesity. Not only causing death but untold medical related diseases like diabetes.
You know what comes a close second to killing more people now than car accidents? Prescription drugs, but thats another toon.
Knowing this - now wonder how can we tolerate such a waste of time and resources with the following:
The Ontario Safety League, http://ontariosafetyleague.com
had a media conference urging people to 'report local convenience store owners if they sell bongs'. etc.
What a joke.
Walk into any convenience store and there are thousands of items all seriously more harmful than a bong. Are we that stupid? Let’s start with Junk food
, the number one cause of obesity in children JUNK FOOD. > not a piece of glass.
How many has it killed? UNTOLD amounts
. and GROWING - pun intended.
How about Energy drinks
! < Numerous deaths - google it. Cigarettes
Really, IS IT JUST ME? Are we really that stupid? Candy
? I remember reading a story about some girls that died after playing a marshmallows game - they got stuck in their throat! SERIOUSLY? Pop, candy, anything you need to make meth it’s all available at your local convenience store.
This is just a Waste of TIME and taxpayers money! Not to mention the aggravation to store owners, and the possible animosity it could cause among neighbors. IF you don’t want it don’t buy it. Enough with the stupidity - especially at a time when we are being convinced convenient stores should also sell BOOZE.
ALSO - I am VERY tired of reading Cannabis is an illegal drug. CANNABIS IS A LEGAL medicine in this country
the last time I checked!
It is discrimination at its best.
The Ontario Safety league IMO has too much time on their hands and too much of our
$$ to promote such bullshit. How sad they would not rather use the time and $ and energy to EDUCATE to keep Ontario's SAFE. Not continue reefer madness. What genius came up with this plan? What a waste of time considering that in fact, Cannabis just might be legal in a couple of years. God willing, this insanity will be over soon.
IF the OSL really cared they would educate those ‘over weight’ walking out with a bag of chips and chocolate bar on the dangers of rising obesity. - But no, - that would be discrimination.
If they are going to continue this ‘fiasco’ then they better also go to every grocery store where I have seen numerous bongs made out of everything from apples to pineapple's to old pop cans!
Do you see how ridiculous this is?
For the record. IF you want a proper bong - go to a head shop. They can answer your questions, and the selection is much better. If you don’t want or desire - don’t shop.
As for your corner store. Have we not more serious issues to deal with?
Shame on you OSL, get with the times and educate yourself.
I read all the time. Every now and then I come across an article and think - wow I did not know that! That is what happened when I read about kids drinking low fat milk - the healthier choice. IT is NOT a healthier choice.. I read that they remove the fat - using it for other products ($$$) and all that's left really is sugars in the milk - making it harder for your body and actually making it fatter. I am trying to find that exact article but It was a few weeks back - no matter just GOOGLE. http://butterbeliever.com/fat-free-dairy-skim-milk-secrets/
<Just one of many!
I am not - nor have I ever been a fan of milk unless I have a warm brownie fresh baked and want a glas to wash it down. I am also not a fan of Ice cream. I want the good stuff if i DO and that means CREAM. Why do we let them play with out stuff? Our food our nutrition and our life? I am even less a fan of milk after I did research on hormones.
Please pay attention, I really would never wish my twitch on anyone. Dr.s DO not know what caused it or still do not know what is causing it. WHO knows? I am learning to try to live with it. BUT why take any chances?? This is our children.
Please look at some of the links below to read more on LOW fat garbage. If it's low fat don't buy - learn to make healthier choices.
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 <><
I was mentioning to a friend recently how glad I am a ‘Head Shop’ for lack of a better word has opened in my town! YIPPIE! It is terrific! I no longer have to drive to 30 mins or more for supplies - or even further Toronto! The shop is really nice, well stocked and the couple that owns it are equally friendly and always pleasant. It is NOT a XXX, sex shop, they don’t have porn (well there is that glass penis bong). Go check it out you might find it really interesting!
They have water pipes and smoking supplies, hats, incense - stuff - MUCH like a cigar shop in many towns. Only - Cannabis won’t hurt you like a cigar does.
- Never mind that - hopefully you are AWARE of that fact by now.
The store is always busy and I believe it is actually bringing business into our town. It is the nicest store around, nicer than any I have seen in Newmarket. I welcome all new business to town! I have seen a few empty stores and THAT is NOT a good sign in any town.
That conversation started another... I said
“I look forward to the day when we have a Compassion club/dispensary...”
WHAT??!! The look of shock on my friends face - this was another story -
“A place where you can buy Cannabis?”
“YES, Of course.” I state.
Well - that she did not totally agree with...
“I’ll HAVE to have the drug talk then, I’ll be forced too...”
"Excuse me? Your kid is 11! I’d say you better have that drug talk NOW!"
"AND why, just because of a Cannabis dispensary- OUR medicine? Geeze!!"
I wanted to say - But that clinic for the heroine addicts that you walk past daily - that was not a cause for conversation?
The fact that kid are more prone to first experience a drug from their own parents medicine/alcohol cabinet - that is no reason to have the DRUG talk?
NO wonder kids have problems! TALK to them.
EXPLAIN what happens when people abuse Drugs.
EDUCATE them so they can then make informed educated choices!
When we were little it was easier for parents to keep stuff from up, but with the internet and kids being what they are today - you can not afford to wait! I did remind my friend that now children all over are using Cannabis as a medicine! For cancer, autism, pain and more! Millions of adults all over the world use it recreationally and medicinally.
Get over it. I was angry- again, someone does not ‘get it’. They won’t until it is their child or themselves. I took a deep breath, remembered in my heart how grateful I am for Cannabis! This amazing healing plant!
I moved past it.
Your ignorance is not my problem. I thought to myself. *When I say ignorant, I do mean lack of education on the topic... nothing more.
AT 11 years old, if you think your kid does not know anything about drugs with all you see on television alone -you are wrong.
If you do not educate them their friends will. Friends that might not be raised, the way you choose to raise your child.
NOTE: I don’t say LIE to them I say EDUCATE them.
*While discussing this toon, my hubby admitted to me -when he was a kid he sniffed model glue! Glue! It was the classic - the older boy they hung around told them it was cool and safe. ;-( Kowabunga! Good thing it did not damage that smart brain of his.
PLEASE, talk to your children about all drugs. Good and bad and about drug abuse
Today - not tomorrow.
Weight loss is one of the biggest magic bullets around. Take this pill and you'll be thin. IF only. WAKE up Sheeple!!!
If that was the case would there be any obese people? No
I am sick and tired of advertising that in very small print says results NOT typical - well you know what show us what is TYPICAL so we can make an honest, educated decision ourselves. These pills that are hurting and even killing people - because of advertising that is ''false" should be banned. Stopped. Hold accountable any business that uses such false advertising. Next time you see an add that says results are not typical - MOVE on. That is a way for them to protect their ass- when you don't get the results you saw in the magazine! Stop buying the magazine, WRITE to magazines and ask them to tell you the truth if you are going to be spending your money on them.. The best thing you can do is educate yourself & your kids! Teach them about photoshop (some neat examples below), false advertising and to research ANY medication- pills- herbal or synthetic that they plan on putting into their one beautiful body! xox
From the photos below - even the beautiful they touch up!
No such thing as perfection so why lie? Teach love comes in all shapes, colors and moles!
The price we pay is not always revealed till much later. WHY!?
Steroids are so dangerous - for the sake of a muscular appearance? How about just a normal muscular body brought about from exercise and eating healthy. I personally do NOT 'go' for the body builders that are so big they look deformed. I'm quite visually satisfied with a natural toned body.
I believe it is true - if steroids are not legal then why should it be legal to modify your body in photos - to be marketed to the general public? IT is a lie.
Women especially are lied to constantly!
Young girls learn that often the hard way they will never reach the 'image' portrayed -because that image is false! Pimples are removed, teeth are straightened and curves are cleaned for a skinnier shape! Boobs enhanced, skin tones changed, pounds removed and even hair removed and added!!! It should be illegal - It is misleading and very harmful for the minds of those that believe it is the reality we live in.
No one is perfect. It is time we embraced our pimples, wrinkles, sags and split ends and shades of people! LOVE sees no imperfections.
Below are photos of famous people WITHOUT touch ups and make up. Have a peek - some of these people with out he makeup and clothing would not get a second glance. It is time to see each other as we all - all beautiful - ON the inside - I hope!
REALITY. If you have a daughter especially share.. also please share the steroid information! BEFORE they figure out the REAL long term cost.
Not sure if it is because I am tired, physically or mentally but the past few days I'm having trouble shaking this feeling of "...this is just absurd." Cannabis & the crap I read.
HOW do people still think it kills you? As for saying we need more scientific research
- 'o' deaths in over 5,000 years - Uummmmm - IS THAT not scientific research enough?
Changing rules, telling lies, arresting sick humans, Telling MILLIONS around the world what they can and cannot do with a plant or our own bodies is just insane. It is malicious.
It will never be controlled, people will continue to suffer and other problems that are more serious go by the wayside.
Like the fact that some nut can legally buy GUNS and ammo
, walk into a theatre and kill people. World Hunger, poverty, child abuse, Human trafficking, DEADLY drug abuse and animal abuse are all very important - just to name a few!
More important than the distraction that we are all dealing with - Cannabis. We are forced to deal with it because some see it as a MONEY MAKER - and want to be in control of that money. They do not want us to grow our own - they cannot make any MONEY that way.
Instead of just letting us be happy and heal with what God put on this earth for ALL of us, we are FORCED to live this stress, fight this battle.
So I ask myself.. How many are we? Why are we still putting up with this ?
Watched a great documentary yesterday I am Fishead. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/i-am-fishead-are-corporate-leaders-psychopaths/
And they end that doc. by asking - HOW many are we?
We forget that.