We leave tomorrow!
I am so EXCITED! It's all come together.
At the last minute of course, well 'last week' - we
my Sherpa (a.k.a. Norman and I) made a new Photo display! Norm made me a new Hempy Stalker display!
It is perfect! Fits with the entire vibe!!
The bags arrived! My first official printed Product!
51% hemp bags with an original Georgia Toons design!
I only printed 100 and will never re-print that design.
I am very excited about my bags. For only $20. you will get:
-GeorgiaToons bag (limited edition) 51% hemp (it's a start!)
- Set of Georgia Toons post cards
- Issue of Treating Yourself Magazine
-Copy of Cannabis Digest
-Scruffy Card & envelope
-Happy Hippie Comic Book
-Information from 3 different compassion clubs
-Samples of Quintessential tips
and * A sample of HEMPWICK.
*Note - Hempwick sent me a package on the 11th - still not here - thank you Canada post
;-( BUT I am optimistic it will still be here in time - if so in the bag they go!!!
- ONE Ticket for a chance to win 'Running with buddha.' ODDs 1/100.
(OR LESS! depending on sales of bag) < great odds.
Please consider showing your support by purchasing a bag. A deal worth over $35.
The sales of these bags will hopefully cover the cost of the EXPO and the rest will go towards new glasses for me and hearing aids for Storm ♥ ;-) More importantly I hope it will be a package that people will enjoy, smile and be a little more educated and help them get started on the road to healthy healing using a natural Herb! Hopefully it can help eliminate some stress what we went through.
Thank you to all who made my bag possible:
Ivan (life saver-helped me with final art), Rene- for the great offer of the bags and doing all the running around (Bizmates, on my links page- finds all sorts of awesome HEMP products) Cathy for helping me sort the stuff to go in the bags, MOM for helping me stuff the bags. CALM, Section 56, Medical Cannabis Access Society, Quintessential Tips and Hemp Wick for all the awesome donation of material and samples.
I get by with a little help from my friends. xox
I have had several e mail from people on Fb who are also interested in the bags. IF I have any left after the EXPO I will offer them to the first who ask, for $20. +shipping. BUT when these bags are gone, they are gone. I don't even have enough stuff to stuff any more stuff ;-)
I am so excited! Back to work! See you soon!! xox
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.”
It's time! Time to enter the contest! Contest time! For one reason or another; batteries in camera die, I fell asleep... lol I am now finally posting this contest! My Treating Yourself EXPO Gift bag! Valued at over $400! Full of fun stuff! What’s in it?3 signed prints from my friend Jason Belamm
1 Green Reefer - ‘Who you gonna call’ T -shirt 1 limited edition, hand drawn mug by GT ‘Good Morning Bud' 1 metal Cannabis sign decoration 1 tiny glowing mushroom (not edible) Copy of Cannabis Digest GT Original, Halloween card design 2012 2 Happy Hippie Comic Books 1 Scruffy card & envelope Cannabis Key chain By Linda A Real Meal Table Fable- Early Georgia Work. Peace wooden sign Flip Flips LOVE moms for marijuana Hemp Wick, Hemp ball in a box (awesome stuff) Complete set of GT post cards Box of Quintessential ‘Canadian Skinnies’ and samples Legalize It Wrist Band(s) Hand drawn, ladies baseball cap by GT Re-USE Tote by GT and thanks Section 56 Hand painted Washer Poppy by GT Mini Framed ‘Sea Weed’ By GT Hand painted Cannabis egg by GT 1 lucky mushroom rock1 original collage ‘Criminals’ BY GT 2 -3 DAY passes to this Years Treating Yourself Medical Cannabis EXPO! Please check out the links above. (active links different color)Thank you to all of my friends who support, encourage and keep me creative.
TO WIN: All you do is
*share the TOON above Posted, My favorite ‘Living Proof’ <3
*It must be shared from my original POST
Share as many times as you want.
YOU must also be subscribed to my FB page.
Winner drawn MUST be able to attend the EXPO.
You are responsible for getting there yourself.
It will not be exchanged for anything else.
Your tickets will be waiting for you at the main entrance.
Pick up the gift bag - come see me at my booth.
I will draw for the winner in 24 hours.. at 4:20 Yeah!!! Long weekend here in Canada!!
So Share! Thank you for your support! No time for posting new toons but that does not mean they are not happening ;-) New Display is done... more in Tomorrows blog.. xox
I drew this cartoon at the beginning of the month but decided to hold off as to NOT put a damper on any of the marches. The marches are more for legalization of Cannabis in general as well as world wide recognition of a growing desire for a PLANT. When Cannabis is legalized world wide I am sure it will still be a day to rejoice!
This is about a conversation I have had with several people.
I talk to everyone and that is a gift ‘to’ me. I learn all sides of the story. I have been blessed as a cannabis cartoonist - to be in a situation where I have got to know many people of all sorts, sizes, professions, incomes, ages, diseases and reasons.
I am becoming even more convinced you cannot judge anyone until you have lived their lives and if you don’t get why someone is miserable then the issue lies with-in. Lack of compassion? I don’t necessarily think so, but a lack of consideration perhaps and again - possibly just because how do you think of these things if you truly do not understand?
*Like a video today with two guys talking about child birth they were singing a new tune after having ‘electric contractions equal to a normal birth. Once you know - then you realize. Until then.. TRY to put yourself in others shoes. If only for a few moments.
I am having serious balance issues these days I nearly wipe out in my own back yard daily - causing much amusement for my girls who think mom’s playing a new game or is mom going in the pool!?? Hee hee hee - not funny when happening though. I couldn’t even consider attending the march. Many patients who use cannabis cannot physically attend these functions and that sucks. They want to participate as much as anyone else if not more!
Cannabis would not be where it is today if not for the awareness of medical Cannabis and patients that are speaking up. I first learned from Documentaries with patients, I thank God for them. Patients are now getting angrier as some light up, wake and bake, and stay STONED’ and become legal -yet other places continue to struggle for their MEDICINE and all the issues surrounding it from political, social etc...
I guess I am trying to say is have a little more consideration, perhaps parades everywhere would organize a double decker bus for those that cannot walk!! O.k.perhaps thats pushing it just yet but if you are planning an event give those in wheelchairs, those who need crutches and others that just need to rest some serious consideration please. We all want and deserve the same happiness. We all want to celebrate this powerful plant! & give thanks. Physically and mentally.
ONE love xox
I wanted to make a little hand-out for kids that might come to the EXPO, and for kids in general. A conversation starter. There have been several children over the years.
One page. Something to color with the added bonus of a few folds and a simple cut and you make a cute little book. Saw it on PIN. I drew this today and have since asked FB friends their opinion of what should be in a book. I have a few new ideas and hope to try to keep making these pages and keep them circulating!
Every page is an opportunity to talk to your children about Cannabis and making healthy choices in general! Please feel free to copy and print it out I have also added photos that show you where to cut and how to fold below the coloring sheet ;-)!!
Print out a few and plant the seed of TRUTH in young minds & you plant the seeds of curiosity, understanding and compassion as well! Have fun! XOX
I hope it works I will ask a friend tomorrow how to load it so you can download it as a coloring sheet.
About this article...
please read before you continue ;)http://www.torontosun.com/2013/05/11/bobby-orr-angered-mactier-arena-could-become-medical-marijuana-facility
I have no idea who the Growing company is and clearly everyone knows how I feel about growing medical CANNABIS but...
I agree with Bobby.
The second I read it - 'I Got it' - smart actually, an empty arena! A great place to grow Cannabis, big, open, cool, truck backs up to doors. Sounds like a perfect location from all I have seen on the huge scale grows - In many magazines & ONLINE - research it.
There are many empty factories, warehouses possibly even arenas already shut down.
The kids in small towns hardly have enough to occupy them as it is! We need to keep them busy with physical activity, as obesity is the number one killer in the USA and sadly we seem to be falling behind, too close for comfort in my opinion.
Shutting down an 'active' arena to grow Cannabis?
I am sure it would also be a great investment for the town, wonderful, well paying jobs, too many are out of work and need it. Most importantly - Quality medical cannabis for those who are sick and NEED it! YAY I am sure several members of the community in question, are already benefiting from Medical Cannabis.
So imagine my heart, torn over this article.
Let me also clarify some ‘fear mongering’
going on -
“They are going to haul the marijuana out of the old arena right past the kids in the school across the street and right through the downtown?”
This is a huge industry people - WAKE UP!
I have no doubts that it would be run professionally with proper ventilation, security and the Cannabis would not even be detected if not for this article. Much like a truck backs up to the doors of every Walmart and drops off boxes - you have no idea what is inside until you open the box or see the product on a shelf. It is the same way with medical Cannabis.So - lets stop that nonsense right now.
I also hope Bobby drops the 'I wonder what they were smoking' when they made this decision attitude. That is just a lack of disrespect for those that use Medical Cannabis.
Not a very considerate or compassionate opinion for ALL involved.
This fear mongering with Cannabis in general has to stop. It is a legally recognized medicine in this beautiful country of ours and it is recognized around the world as a very successful medication helping many. People should be demanding from their Doctors the right to use Cannabis over the more toxic opiates. Our body our choice.
If you don't agree with this you better think long and hard. Over 16,000 deaths a year from PRESCRIBED opiates. SIMPLE. No deaths from Cannabis.
Please... - Kids have it hard enough. They watch too much TV and deal with social media on a level proving to be turning out a generation of shallow, uneducated beings. http://www.examiner.com/article/too-much-technology-for-kids-is-bad-for-development-says-new-study
Yikes. Kids need to keep active and no arena should be shut down for any reason. The same goes with Libraries and pools. I'm proud my town opened a complex for kids. The ROC.
BUT if it was struggling - I think it would be an awesome idea to boost a local economy & opportunity to educate the town and children on medical cannabis. I am sure this is why they have even considered it in the first place.
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.
Now that’s an edible!
I draw for many people, a few bakers the past few years - so I have tried my share of baked goods. I am also in a situation where I have met many people who bake medibles. and I am even sent some in the mail and have to say there have been times where I do not eat or use the edibles that have been sent. I have even tossed several.
Why? I have no clue about who made them or how they were made, they can taste a little “off” or I can taste the cannabis... and like everything else lately I try to know what I put in my body - including GMO’s so why should cannabis be any different?
Unless I bake it in my own kitchen - I like to know what’s in it. ESPECIALLY with medicine.
BUT I never know what to say to people. IF they ask. ”Did you like it”?
I always give my honest opinion and it might not be great, but I do it in hopes that they can make themselves better, not to drag someone down. This is a competitive market like EVERY thing else so, step it up or move over.
Here is what I CAN SAY... This is how you do it! IMO
Below are photos of baked goods that we received recently.
Each is CLEARLY marked ingredients, strength and even strain!
I have had medibles from a few clubs and made such suggestions and then just watch.. some will and some won’t and those that don’t IMO will soon be out of business.
Many patients do want some sort of clarity on what we are taking. We also want it to taste good! If a compassion club can't offer you an assortment - then look for another compassion club. I think sooner or alter they all have to set certain standards.
IF you bake for a compassion club PLEASE TAKE it up a notch!
This is clear and professional and I was happy to sample. I have mentioned this compassion club before because I know the quality of the baked good and yes I will say they are one of the best I have met. Why wouldn’t I - It is part of the confusion - anyway that I can help make it easier and eliminate any stress anyone is dealing with - been there done that! You will fin a brochure from them in my special EXPO bag and a few other clubs I like and have had the pleasure of dealing with. (more on the bags soon)
If you currently use a club that does NOT present medibles like this - make the suggestion. Part of the problem is the sneakiness still associated with silly habits,
food should be marked clearly for several reasons including allergies.
Take the time.. add the detail of TLC - your patients will thank you for it.
The compassion club that these baked goods are from: http://cannabisaccess.ca/
and I highly
recommend them ;-)
BTW according to Health Canada, Medibles are ILLEGAL.
One of the safest ways to consume... what a joke.
I can’t wait to see my friend Adam from Cannabis Access and many more people at the EXPO!! Got your ticket???
We would stop using them IF we had healthier choices like Cannabis!!!
How to end the war on drugs - the ones that destroy lives and kill anyhow... Not on that list: Cannabis.
As simple as it is, it is the truth. Stop doing them.
In my research for Cannabis education I have found over and over many drugs, many legal - all far more harmful than cannabis. I even learned that Sugar was first considered a drug and it’s health concerns made apparent from day one - yet look at it, as it is today... IN everything. That is another toon.
The only conclusion I come to time and time again is, it is all BULLSHIT.
IF the powers that be - were so concerned for our well being they
would be removing sugar off the market before cannabis.
If THEY were really worried about our personal safety
they would be removing candles off the market instead of telling people what plants they can and cannot grow.
There are so many drugs that destroy your life. Cannabis does NOT appear to be one of them. The only thing you can blame for destroying your life are the choices that you make in it. IF THEY cared about us they would spend the time educating us,
teaching us that yes if you use these drugs chances are - STATISTICS are you may die (but they would have to do that on alcohol and tobacco and THEY made them both legal) If you don’t die you may still lose your job, family and children and all you ever cared for.
But they would have to say that about all items that are in fact LEGAL. Items approved for our consumption. Aspartame for one.. http://www.globalresearch.ca/poson-in-the-food-chain-the-health-impacts-of-aspartame/5325750
“The monkeys in this study were served their aspartame in an orally consumed milk based formula.
Starting about 7 months (218 days) into the experiment, ALL the medium and high dose monkeys began having brain seizures.
“All animals in the medium and high dosage groups exhibited seizure activity. Seizures were observed for the first time following 218 days of treatment… The seizures were of the grand mal type… One monkey, m38, of the high dose group, died after 300 days of treatment. The cause of death was not determined…”
Grand mal seizures also known as tonic clonic seizures are horrific – a very dangerous seizure which affects the entire brain.”
I’m a little obsessed with the brain these days, any wonder?
O.K., can anyone explain it to me? The insanity of this all?
I’m kidding. I get it... I know it’s all about the $$$.
What I don’t get, is WHY we continue to let it happen.
Don’t Grow medicine that can help you and make you feel better and get healthy, here chew this gum that will cause you a slow painful death but hey, someone is getting rich somewhere.
What is even more mind blowing is someone who knows about Asparatame will eat a piece of gum tomorrow or will drink another diet soda. They will make that choice. YET we cannot make the healthier choice legally.
It is all about personal choice.
Getting high is a natural desire “it’s why little kids spin in a circle” IF, instead of lies - educate and instead of making criminals - created educated beings that will have a fair chance in this life. IF they truly cared.
What will you choose to do?
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.