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.
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?
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.
The first sign that spring is around the corner & I can't wait!
I am anxious to say the least to get out into my backyard and then explore the rest of the world and be amazed at all that our garden grows!
Just the thought of spring has my mood lifting.
The sunshine today was also nice, the dogs were thrilled when I ventured out fo a bit of ball playing and bird watching. No Robins, yet....
My tribute trees..
One of my favorite things to draw and think about.
So much to think about now that Health Canada wants to change the rules; toon's on the way.
When I was drawing this I told myself, draw it as a gift for someone - draw it thinking how blessed I am to have this plant in our life.
Draw it to show love and what I think is important.
Peace and the Planet. With each seed planted we grow Peace, Love for each other and HOPE for a better future where people are not treated like criminals. Celebrate a plant put on this earth by our maker to ease ones mind & body.
Make it what it is a plant. Do not ruin lives over a plant.
It is never going away. Too many seeds in the world - just like us humans ;-)
So do the right thing and end needless suffering. Jail & Pain.
Educate others. Stand up for your rights!
Plant the seed of Cannabis education where ever you go!
To You -that can be who every you want it to be!
From Me! That too can be from you!
Give thanks for the healing herb and help end the insanity!
I wish everyone has a wonderful Christmas - what ever it takes to make them happy.
Click on the image below to see them better.
♥☮✞☯☦☧☨☩☪☫☬☭ ONE Love.
Above my desk for the past 5 years. <><
We say In God we Trust, it's on every American $$$.
The USA president put his hand on the bible... is this all for show? Have ye so little faith?
It says in the Bible, fist page: 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.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
I do not recall anywhere in the bible where it states that one person, country, organization can take out a patent on one of God's creations. Is it just me? But here it is, BEHOLD...
USA Patent on Cannabis: http://www.google.com/patents/US6630507
W.T.F? I also have watched several documentaries on companies like Monsanto trying to hold patent on plants in India- Until crops started to fail and EVEN MORE people started to starve and die & have since decided this is not a good thing.
IF you don't believe in God - then substitute in my drawing who ever you want!
Imagine Mother nature, Buddha or your friendly family farmer! What ever it takes for us to get it and help educate others before this continues to get out of complete control.
Consider it the religion of all humanity - One Love
WHY would we let any ONE person, government, country - hold a patent to a plant!
2 words should be popping into your mind... WORLD HUNGER
Yesterday I watched a Doc., it was about beautiful Burma : They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain.
< click *Well worth the watch. I was touched at the comment if they have 3 meals a day (and I'm not talking Popeye's chicken or Swiss Chalet) they consider themselves rich. Their children lucky if they can go to school for one year. ;-( Then it's off to work - job's I cannot imagine doing. They are peaceful people with a great faith that have been neglected for far too long. They inspire.
You should watch it and see what happens when we lose control.
WE lose control when we let others have it, and to have it over what is most important to every single being on this planet - nutrition/food- is incredibly frightening and quite stupid of us. HOW many are we??? So this toon is about Cannabis and so much more- it is about every single plant and seed on this planet that we all MUST share.
I love plants as you can see below I have them on every window in my home , every room... what's next? I'm afraid to think of the possibilities if they continue the direction they are going.
Another few great Documentaries to watch.. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/poison-on-the-platter/http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/life-running-out-of-control/
^^ One of my favorites. There are SO many - I wonder why?
Watch or don't, Monsanto is hoping you don't.
xox <>< ❤☮☯
I was asked recently do draw for The WorldWide Cannabis Tribe - of which I am proud to say I am a member! I loved drawing this cartoon for several reasons. I had complete freedom. The owner asked that I do what ever I wanted with the paragraph he provided.
The Hemp leaf turned into hemp twine keeping us all connected. Medically, recreationally for religious reasons - what ever the reason, Cannabis is widely used all around the world and I agree- not until we all stand up and ask, express & in some cases even demand the right to use this healing herb.
This toon is now on it's way to Scotland! My toons travel more than I do! LOL
I am honored to say the least that this toon will be displayed in another part of the world. Planting the seed of Cannabis education all around the world!
I feel blessed!
Now back to plastering my honey's prop for the front lawn! Then perhaps I can sneak in a drawing today or two!
If vegetables could speak.
This is a tricky toon. In all honesty I have had this conversation recently. What if? If you are having surgery anywhere I think at some point you ask- what if? I personally would want the plug pulled. I remember in college we watched "Who's Life is it Anyway?" With Richard Dryfus. Still an argument that continues today. People who do not want to continue life. People who are in agony every day and tired and CAN NOT be helped medically... a woman is fighting this now. It is a difficult call but I feel it is her life and why not have the option to do it safely - she said she will do it regardless. Should it not be an option? Then we have incredible people like Steven Hawkins sets an example like no other- We are blessed for him and his wonderful mind. He is only one of many that are dealt with situations that I can not even possibly imagine what their life must be like. No one can. UNLESS YOU LIVE IT.
I know of an artist who blows my mind when I see his MOUTH painted art!
In the movie Richard is an artist. Works with his hands and is paralyzed from the neck down. IT is his life, he breaths art. I often think I'd go insane if I could not draw. I guess you don't really think of these thing until you are in that situation. If I was just going to lay there. Pull the plug.
ANYWAY I don't now how my crazy brain thought of this cartoon, I was watching a monsanto Doc on PIGS!! Now it's pigs! That means no more bacon - or mass produced bacon.. Scary. Really! What will we be eating in the future! They said Agent orange was fine, Dr.s use to praise smoking tobacco after a long day. I read an article watermelons were exploding from being a product of GMO. The GMO salmon are meaner and nastier!
Can you imagine the pigs!? WE PUT this stuff in our bellies people!
So before I published I realized this toon just might hurt some feelings. It is how I feel personally. Everyone should be able to make up their own mind, and I was not thinking of human vegetables when drawing it really - I was thinking Tomatoes, Corn, Soy, Beans, Peas, Watermelons, Beets - EVERYTHING that grows-! Say No to GMO.
The Doc. if interested : patent for a pig ! http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/patent-for-a-pig/
Wow- who the F*&^ do they think they are they can patent one of God's creations and WHY do they THINK we will let them control our lives like that?