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.
A friend had some plants taken from his back yard. I am hoping it was just some thoughtless kid and NOT someone he knows. He is upset and stressed. I GET IT.
How do you think I feel when I worry about he proposed future of medical Cannabis in Canada today? Not being able to afford medicine that Storm needs. Medicine I need.
I get it.
Someone stole the plants - to get high. Not thinking much about anything other than themselves and getting a BUZZ. The real buzz is the BUZZ kill a patient now is dealign with over a plant. Suffering - a few months supply of medicine gone. Thief.
If this PLANT were decriminalized and be as IT SHOULD - a seed to plant for all human kind - no one would need to go around and STEAL it!
What other weeds do people do around and steal!? Not my dandelions.
Prohibition is turning people into criminals over plants.
Not the Plant and not the person - that is HUMAN NATURE, to want to feel good.
Please THINK before you consider lifting a plant you might see that does NOT belong to you. It could mean a lot more than getting high to someone - I could mean them being able to keep their job, or function with their family.. it could mean life or death.
A Thief is a Thief. If they steal from one with no guilt, they will steal from another.
It is sad. I don’t think anyone ever trusts a thief again. Including themselves.
I also feel there is an entire beautiful energy surrounding this plant - bad karma if you ask me. Not a high I would enjoy. Not one someone who truly appreciates cannabis would do.
VOTE & GROW it.
It is so easy for many of us to think the worst. Many not even aware that the pattern of worry perhaps even established for us, by those around us. Aways thinking what if and that what if - the worst case scenario.
I GET it. If you think I have not thought my own ‘What if’s’, especially lately - I have,
The best what if... What if I die.
We all think about it, but for some it becomes almost a reality as we deal with health issues that are unavoidable or there’s nothing like surviving a life altering accident.. why do I say it is the best ‘what if’?
Because it is the one that can make many finally snap and say:
WOW! What if!
What If I just started to live my life and not give a shit what anyone thinks!
What if I fight for what I believe in and people see the honesty instead of the lies!
What if I do what makes me happy and enjoy LIFE.
What if I just do the best I can..
What If I can make changes!
What if I Do succeed!
It is 1/2 the battle, many times the what if’s don’t come true and all we have done is exhausted ourselves with the process. EVEN when many ‘What if’s’ do come true - they are not as bad as we first perceive.
So many people are worried about the upcoming changes and 'what if’s' surrounding cannabis - what if I cant get my medicine, what if I cant afford it, what if we get raided, what if we go to jail. What if I lose my home, what if..
WHAT if we all FOCUS on what can go right!
What if we all said enough is enough! WE ARE NOT criminals!
What if we stand together and make our own changes? WHAT IF!?
I for one am tired of the negative 'What ifs...'
What if, I do what I believe is right and try to do the best I can to make this stay enjoyable and be a better person. How could the world not be a better place if we tried to do a little more of the positive “What if’s”.
Too many negative already seeing themselves behind bars.
I’m not naive, I consider myself hopeful. You can call it what ever you want. I have read over and over many time people are getting off, cases dismissed and changed made.
Cannabis education IS spreading all around the world as IS the demand for legalization, so instead of thinking the worst - think ‘what if this is it & the tides are finally turning!
A few years ago I thought:
What if I do some medical marijuana cartoons to try to bring attention to the problems. What if! Back then I did not think - what if my comics are seen all over the world?
No, admittedly, I was PROBABLY thinking...
What if no one likes them...
What If I never get published..
So glad I was wrong. :) Thank you.
FOCUS! xox <><
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.
The more I read the less I understand.
Actually the more I read the more I really understand...
It's not about us, or care for our health it is about $$$
Facts ca not be ignored for much longer.
People are tired of being sick, and sick of being tired. ;-)
I had to start a paper mache project just to give me a break - although occasionally I find myself drifting on how I want to draw a specific toon..
Have hope! Believe in the power of people to end the insanity.
I was reminded of this one I drew a couple of years ago. Looks like I was right.
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.
We all know someone who or knows directly a police officer who does not agree with Cannabis laws. I have met a few "I don't agree with it, it's my job" Tough call. Yes, we need our jobs, we need to pay bills and provide for our families but what happens when it becomes one of your kids who is up on Cannabis charges? Will your tune then change or if you are a politician (who is a complete hypocrite) will you have the charges dropped: http://gothamist.com/2013/04/26/medical_marijuana-hating_assemblyma_1.php
Educate yourself. Many police are admitting - finally- that they too should be doing more important things! L.E.A.P = http://www.leap.cc/
is a fantastic organization that promotes education on drug prohibition and it's failing history. There are Judges, police officers and politicians that, when they feel they can - when their job is no longer on the line, will admit to Cannabis being a waste of time and money. Listen to the former police captain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8yYJ_oV6xk
I for one look forward to the day when they can return to serving and protecting instead of bulling and beating over Cannabis, a plant.
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 <><