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.
Never mind tales of fright and woe... research recalled medications and you will be frightened I guarantee you!
Research it! IF YOU DARE!!!!
There is a safer alternative. Knowledge is power.
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
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.
American Drug War 2. http://americandrugwar2.com/
We rented it via Apple T.V., Apparently it can be found on youtube.
We watched the first of these documentaries a few times, I did, it is very educational and the producers story very honest. IMO. BUT the second documentary shares also the story of Cashy Hyde. & his beautiful family.
The bullshit that family had to endure on top of everything else. From medicine to police abuse. That is exactly what it was . OVER A FUCKING PLANT.
Does anyone deserve this over a plant that has never been responsible for a death? Parents who only want to do everything they possibly can to help their child?
I really do think when they said for Storm no treatment, no cure was a blessing in disguise some days. Well, I might think that now, I did NOT then.
What Cashy endured... my one fricken surgery (miniscule in comparison) and I am still reeling ;-( Cashy died the day after my surgery - I did not find out until a few days later.. maybe even a week I don’t remember, I just remember no one wanted to tell me. Which I am now thankful for. It was a direct blow to my heart. How could it not be? It was for MILLIONS.
Cashy was a miracle, you have no idea and yes he was here for a reason. We are all blessed because of him. Yes, he was a ‘weed warrior,’ sadly we now have a few. A few little warriors who are suffering with pain, disease as their parents stand and watch helplessly.. and then to fear for your life because a plant you give your child and eases their pain is ILLEGAL? Alcohol, pills and tobacco are all easily attainable and all deadly?
Is there any wonder I feel I am going mad? How crazy is all of this? Innocent children are being punished and made to suffer over $$$
We all are. OVER the next big money maker! Imagine if it was YOUR child.
Google Children on Cannabis I dare you.
I KNOW. I have living proof and I love him very much. I am doing this for more than my own son.
Imagine if it were your child and you knew you could not get him enough medicine, MEDICINE that you KNOW has helped him, eased his pain and could possibly be what is saving his life and although it is something you should be able to GROW in your back yard. THEY COULD NOT.
IT needs to be acknowledged for what it is A VEGETABLE.
A MIRACLE plant! Prohibition is not the problem any longer, it is lack of education.
Once more people become educated on the subject, and get away from reefer madness it will only be a matter of time.
My son says I am naive. ;( I’d like to say I STILL believe in US
Please take the time to watch something that will educate you.
The American government is educated on the subject of cannabis don’t forget - that’s why they took out the patent on it. FOR its medicinal values.
R.I.P Cashy. What a gift you were to this world.
I was hanging laundry this morning thinking - this is AWESOME!! LOL - Hanging laundry. Last year I was so sick and so bad with balance I could not hang laundry (kinda tricky as it is at the top of my deck stairs) without fear of falling. Today I am HAPPY to be hanging laundry! Who knew! ha ha ha
Everyday I feel a bit better! The only medication I take is Cannabis. It does not stop what is happening IT makes it LIVABLE - yep, and thank God for THC - even laughable at times!
I will tell you what else recently has been helping me.. my Da Vinci Vaporizer! I love it.
We have a volcano- which Storm uses every day while at home, I prefer a bong for quick results and to try to calm the twitch when at full power.. BUT when I am out and about, NOT a joint smoker... I have never smoked cigarettes and honestly I don’t even like to see someone with a cigarette in their mouth, especially beautiful young ladies, so I use my one hit dug out and quickly put it away - the smoking apparatus looks like a cigarette - the last thing I want to do is set an example that smoking cigarettes is o.k. - lol even thought I am not.
I have wanted a vaporizer for years! A portable one. I have a Plenty (also like) but the cord - well not so portable. The best place to get anything - IMO is at the EXPO
, show prices and such a variety - wow.. that being said over the years I ALMOST bought a few, I say almost as they are not cheap - $100 and up - but over the years I have seen and heard many people say things like - “I bought that and it lasted a few weeks” or “it broke, it does not work properly, it’s too hard to clean..” blah blah blah
Storm bought one last year and it lasted 2 weeks - $150 up in smoke ;) it was some pen thing. So I was cautious. This EXPO I got smart! LOL - I asked everyone:
Do you have a portable vaporizer and what it is - do you like it ?
Hands down the answer was Da Vinci.
The other in all fairness I kept hearing about was called a 'SOLO'.
I know nothing about it, you can search online.
So, I am sharing that with you. I’ve had mine now for about a week and I LOVE it. I am using it several times a day - so easy with it being in my pocket- I get so busy I forget to medicate and then my twitch is out of control, staying medicated I am feeling better rested all day long.
We went out on the weekend and I used my Da Vinci walking down the street and no one had a clue. I don’t know about you but when not feeling well the last thing anyone needs is judgmental looks. It looks like a walkie-talkie/phone my husband keeps joking. We went on a little road trip on the weekend and Storm was in pain and forgot to bring anything (yes, it happens) Lucky for us I had the Da Vinci! It was only loaded once, but both he and I were able to use it and got relief! Easy to clean and load, small, discrete.
I AM NOT ashamed of my medicine, I have respect for others around me. For a student, professional, someone who wants to medicate and it be no ones business it is awesome. We don’t go around shouting and taking out pain pills in public, NOT everyone agrees and to force it on them is wrong, it is no different that forcing on religion. You can lead a human to knowledge but you can’t make him think. ;-)
This is NOT a paid for advertisement.
It is me sharing my experience on a great product. I know very few of us have money to BURN. The Da Vinci I have below retails for about $260 in a few stores - online and with shipping probably the same.. but shop around and check out the website. I am pretty sure they will be at the next EXPO as well, but I am seeing them everywhere or you can always pick up one on line. Any product like this is an investment in my health. ❤ http://www.davincivaporizer.com/davinci-vaporizer/
I also have a friend who has one - I did not know, and he said he had a minor problem, contacted them and the problem was fixed no questions asked. He said the customer service was awesome.
So, my days are easier when out, I now medicate whenever I need to. It comes with two little container for oil but I pack them with bud and have it ready to go if I need more.
Thank you Da Vinci for easing my pain easily, comfortably and discretely <3
Storm is also sold, said he will be getting one! He wants green. Go figure ;-) ;-))
I feel so good I’m going to go hand another load of laundry! LOL
I am sure in this heat the time I took to write this my laundry is dry.
It's back to nature. For us anyhow. More fresh veges, reading labels and focusing on what goes in before it comes out, in one way or another. If it can be stored in a box for 6 months we don't want it. Originally, I saw a post with a photo of a horse, it instantly made me smile. this is my version.
Is there anyone who claims not to know the benefits of choosing a salad over a cheese burger? Choice. What we put into out bodies. Food and medicine.
The choice should always be OUR own.
We watched a doc. called Blue Gold. About water and it’s worth. http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com
We watched it on netflix.
I LOVE water, I love to live by it, I am a pisces, I love to swim, snorkel and DRINK.
I mostly drink water. I have difficulty when I drink tap water - If I can smell it or taste it, and at time there’s a bit of both going on. Right now the smell. Admit-tingly, (<Is that a word?)I have difficulties ‘sharing’ water or bottled anything. SO, this one hit home in too many ways.
The thought of drinking recycled sewage water and calling it ‘porcelain springs’ - really - I’m done. Gag reflex kicks in. I can’t imagine being that thirsty. I have a britta and yes USE to drink bottled water. As of NOW, I am going to try to never ‘purchase’ another bottle of water again, just the concept has sweat on my brow;-)
I was saddened to learn what water hogs we are. America is the worst. Compared to other places and we are NOT stupid! WE know how bad some places have it but did you know there are green houses in Africa that grow roses to EXPORT - the roses get better water than the people that live in that country! And Coke is cheaper than water! ? That is shameful. Keeping the sick down. What can I do? All I can think Is I will NEVER drink or buy another coke and will try VERY hard to always recycle my bottles and get tap water - while we can. It’s a start and before you knock me - what will you do?
AT the very least I will share these facts from time to time.. just to get people thinking and I will never BUY roses again. That being said I give thanks for all our water - not something concerning many when they see Calgary ;( The documentary explains it really well (punn intended) why we need to take better care.
One thing AGAIN - WE really NEED to get control of the pharmaceutical industry! These systems were designed to clean sewage. NOT CHEMICAL WARFARE !!! It is a serious problem with documented effects and trust me - I’m not sure I want to even start to research it ;( Frogs being born all female. Shrimp going crazy, fish becoming aggressive, cancer medications, anti depressants - from pills and what passes out our bodies.
It was really interesting we suggest you watch. You might then start to wonder what Steven Harper is doing with our water.
Do you have a clue? Don’t care?
When will you?
All I can do is hope this toons gets one person thinking ;-)
It got us thinking & inspired <3.
ONE more reason to get back to NATURE all around! Never mind just Cannabis!
Google images of Leona - what do you see? Many like this one.... a picture is worth a thousand words.
I have sent letters, e mail and now posted on Leona's FB page but never even an acknowledgement.
APPARENTLY several people were consulted - patients, about the changes but everyone I have spoken with said pretty much everything they suggested or said was simply ignored.
IMO it was all just for LOOKS.
Now to read - Canadians will be 'saving tax' dollars no longer having to grow Cannabis for sick patients! WOW.
SUCH BULL it is mind blowing.
REALLY!?? Do you think we are idiots? Who's taxes will pay for these people when you send them to jail for growing plants? Many are already on disability... and these peopel will still need medical attention - more $$$ for tax payers.. How much does it cost to keep a Canadian in Jail for 6 years?http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/07/18/prison-costs-soar-86-in-past-five-years/
For instance, the cost of keeping a male inmate in prison rose from $88,067 per year in 2006 to $109,699 in 2009, according to the most recent data from Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview.
I want to know who's tax dollars will pay for all these people who are determined to continue to grow their medicine! NOT CRIMINALS! What would YOU DO!!!
Many have invested in all the necessary equipment and I do say INVESTED - so what are they expected to do - stop? SOMETHING they have been legally permitted to do for years!? Because HEALTH CANADA has decided to make changes?
I am really SICK and tired of all patients/growers being ASSUMED criminals.
Is that not the same as we should assume all politicians are crooks?
Or crack heads?
I am not alone, I know so many people who are frustraited, angry, depressed, frightened all because of HEALTH CANADA and the proposed changes to the MMAR. On top of that they feel alone and IGNORED. I can relate.
Does my opinion not mater?
Does my son not matter?
If Leona won't help us who will? Is she not the HEALTH MINISTER???
Leona won't help us.
WE must help ourselves by bringing attention to this treatment of Canadians
as what it is CRUEL.
Adding stress to the thousands that are already ill and suffering is shameful.
OVER A PLANT.
SPREAD the word, make sure people understand what is happening.
The next time you read about saving tax payers money, wonder at what cost?
This cost will be lives.
Will Leona answer questions then?
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.”