Bears & cannabis... Moonlight & stars.
Willie Bud Nelson!
Sing it Willie!
Georgia.. On my mind….
I love his version. How could I not make BUD Willie. <3!
As I type - this ‘Georgia…’ starts on iTunes - tell me that’s not a sign?!
Willie has been an advocate for cannabis for as long as he has been singing. Remember when they found cannabis on his bus!? Go figure! lol!! What were the odds? Now it’s come around and I’m glad Willie Nelson is STILL here to witness & enjoy it!
Seeing Willie frolic with Snoop Dog put a smile instantly on my face, you can see photos of him wearing a sweater that Snoop sent him for Christmas all over the internet- cause it’s too cute!! lol
Willie Nelson is an American icon.
Not much more can be said or needs to be said.. have a listen.
You tube: Willie Nelson - Roll me up & Smoke Me when I die!
Give Thanks Willie has educated Millions on cannabis-
LIVING PROOF right there. Hard core Living Proof.
Educate someone today.. play a Willie song
Start a conversation!
Guess who’s next!? If you want e me!
If you guess correct I’ll send out comic!
Comments are welcome BTW.
I only ‘approve’ to avoid sales posts or just nasty stuff.
I will post all other comments.
I've recently learned about Ultra Health in the USA, through radio interviews, news clippings and the special on Weediquette * POT Powwow, which I highly recommend you watch so you understand what I'm blogging about. Ultra Healths CEO, Duke Rodriguez is one of the busiest gentlemen, literally a 'trail blazer' if you ask me (every pun intended) in the cannabis industry who appears from radio interviews to be having difficulties with such ironies & issues as limiting plant counts. Who is this helping at this point - patients? Keeping prices at a premium? I don't pretend to understand our own policies so I won't try to even grasp American 'pot politics'. One state it's legal with conditions, another medical, one illegal- YIKES! Where do I plan my next vacation?? Albuquerque?
Duke was questioned for a recent music video that was filmed in the Ultra Health Grow facility, I read the article before viewing the 'song and was horrified - thinking to myself... is there naked women rolling & bouncing in bud? Scantily clad teens twerking while trimming? I couldn't imagine the Duke I know going that direction... there was nothing like that at all and to be completely level I enjoyed the video- it allowed me to see exactly where this medicine is grown! What a view. Being a Canadian already preparing for winter - I think I might have even enjoyed it more than a local, the tune truly 'catchy. I didn't understand all the fuss - are there not more prevalent issues. Something about card delays for patients.. it reminded me of our own Health Canada and kitty littler distractions. The only thing I knew about Albuquerque before witnessing that secnic video was; it is where Bugs Bunny should have taken that left turn.
What I have learned about Utra Health: They are trying to finally help the North American tribes in the process, Wow. Helping, Lifting Up Higher... so to speak.
Duke was interviewed:
What drew you to working with Native American tribes?
We recognized from day one that if anybody's going to positively utilize cannabis in this country, it's native people. They have many competitive advantages—they own land, they have water and access to power, and they have a historical and cultural tie to cannabis and natural healing. They also have a distribution network—smoke shops, reservations, and casinos across the country. It's clear that cannabis will bring what casinos originally did for tribes to the next level. We started communicating with and educating tribes across the country. It's a long process.
We are all aware of the problems around the world with indigenous people; used and abused. Fact. To turn around a situation - where let's face it everyone is going to benefit- Native Indians in particular, as Duke states in the Pot powwow special "We're not providing them with jobs, were providing them with a future".
I agree! It's about time!!!
I hope someone is paying attention and we can possibly plant the same seeds/ideas up here with our own indigenous people - Lord knows they deserve a break.
Watch the video, its an education.. the policy regarding 'pure blood'? WTF?
Just one more way for government to pass JUDGEMENT on people who have already been stripped of pretty much everything. Except their heritage.
I do believe Ultra Health is providing more than cannabis - they are providing hope.
Ending on a positive note, I communicated with Duke before I was aware of any of this.. he contacted me requesting work - and like I do with many people, we exchanged several e mail, joked around & became friends. ;)
I'm sure other days he thinks I'm a never ending stream of questions and comments.
How could I not be?? How exciting is this?
I think it is some of the best news I've heard to date regarding growing cannabis!
The more I've learned more delighted I am to call him my friend.. he has inspired a few drawings. He also makes me smile.
I foresee some drawing work down the line...
You never know what tomorrow will bring.
Look at the direction cannabis is going now!
WHO definition of Health
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
WHO - does not understand this?
IMO social well-being does not include discriminating people who choose to use cannabis for a Healthy, Happy & socially well adjusted life.
Putting people into jail for enjoying the use of natural medicine?
WHO thinks this is still o.k.?
Please, Keep in Mind I'm not encouraging 'hard core criminal activity'
Be careful where you obtain you cannabis, I look forward to legalization in the sense, people will finally have safer, affordable < I HOPE, HEALTHY options.
BTW.. I filmed this cartoon creation (cause it's a fun thing to do on a rainy day) on 'time-lapse' and it can be seen on my Instagram Account:
Medical patients in Canada who use cannabis can now grow their own. Amen.
The court case proved it is not right to force people to have to use a 'Legal Gov. approved growers', but they can grow their own or if not well enough have a 'designated grower '- do it for them:
Thank God. How insane was it to tell anyone they can't grow plants that help them heal in the first place. A crime against humanity, now changed here in Canada! I feel very fucking proud of my country right now. VERY ILL Children all over Canada - will now be introduced more to the medicine they need. Would you not try a natural herb before a synthetic drug for your child? IF PROVEN to help? Google: Dr. Gupta Weed.... if you still doubt.
I'm not even sure what to draw yet! Next cannabis will become a legal recreational drug, good - it will mean fewer alcohol related deaths! I know you probably don't believe that.. I've been reading about it the past few years. Don't believe me? Research it. I Laughed Out Loud yesterday sitting the Dr.s office, across the T.V. screen - 'Ottawa warns of possible increase in impaired driving if cannabis is legalized' - (something like that). Of course. Bring on the fear mongering! Do you really think that there have been that FEW cannabis smoking drivers over the years/decades that it has not become and issue? LOL! It's not.
I had a great lunch with my moms friend Geoff yesterday, he took me to an "Irish pub", he confused my love of Scottish with Irish.. I'll forgive him. We chuckled, chatted and enjoyed a steak & mushroom pie, talked about going back to school late in life (which he did & was very successful at), why he got into politics- someone said to him, "your opinion doesn't matter- you're not even Canadian...", he quickly became one shortly there after. Cannabis, he is a cigarette smoker and I suggested he switch to cannabis! It's less harmful and apparently from all I've been reading - less addictive- so you smoke less. He told me he would think it over. ;)
Then I was at the Dr.s, we both laughed out loud at the fact that he could help me with my foot pain!! He is frustrated they can't seem to help me otherwise.. especially since I'm not for pills or surgery, again. He remarked, he's never seen anyone with a case like mine, so severe and does not know how I'm coping.. me either. Cannabis. We talked about much, how this illness has also given me a new found strength, the fights I've won with it, MC, The bank, anyone re: Poppy now.. and then he said while freezing the bottom of my foot:
& Cannanbis! You have won that fight too! I don't personally feel like I had any part in the winning. I prayed our stories of Storms and my own experience we shared have been heard, that was all. ***For all sick Canadians, already dealing with so much including judgement - constantly for those who DO NOT UNDERSTAND. One less fuckign thing to worry about. Affordable medicine, loving grown at home.
It comes with rules, as it should.. I know some will think 'I'm gonna grow!' lol- good luck, Its not that easy and they will have 'regulations' not to mention hard work, I know a few growers and they can be very stressed at times, not form politics - from work. it has toby safe, I'd be a hypocrite if I didn't talk about that. it doesn't matter really - people are never going to stop growing illegal cannabis- at least now patients who truly need it have the option. AT least NOW maybe the police will focus on other more important crimes like the missing indian woman in Canada! HUMAN trafficking. What matters most. HUMANS.
I AM very upset still they are saying "compassion clubs' 'dispensaries' NOW, don't matter' now that they have the legally approved Licensed producers.... and that they are considering the possibility of selling it via the pharmacy- WE ALL knew that was coming! $$$$$$$
If not for compassion clubs we wold have been lost. I will tell you first hand, many I know are not the criminals they are being made out to be - but people who truly want to help others. Our government is out to make money like everyone else. Greed rules.
The L.C.B.O. is starting 'mail home' delivery.. wow. I wonder how that will effect alcohol abuse in his country- well, I don't wonder. I know.
Time to think of what to draw to celebrate!
I'm also drawing the cover for Cannabis Digest and its 50th issue!
I'm calling it 'Give Thanks!!!'
Thank you Canada. Thank you Kirk & John...
Thank you everyone whom has ever tried to educate regarding the cannabis plant.
Thank you God.
Tomorrow we will apparently have the outcome for the verdict on the court case that has been in the Supreme court of Canada- our 'highest' (pun intended).
Can patients continue to grow their own medicine?
This cartoon means no disrespect, quite the opposite in my mind.
Storm told me 'the verdict will be in on Wednesday around noon'.
I had no fear cross my mind. I feel at peace.
I KNOW the right decision has to be made. The world is watching.
The Supreme Court of Canada will let medical patients continue to grow their own cannabis.
I think people will have to be "grand fathered in" :
Grandfathered in is the right or sanction provided in a statute, zoning ordinance, law etc exempting a person or entity from certain provisions contained there in, to maintain their present activities, which will be affected by the new statute, ordinance etc. For example, the Federal Assault Weapons Ban made it illegal to sell and own a semi automatic weapon that was manufactured after the date the law went into effect. Weapons that were manufactured before that date were "grandfathered in" and were allowed to be legally owned and sold.
**American definition, the same meaning - ironic they discuss guns.
Which is the only outcome I can imagine.
When we applied for medical cannabis for Storm at the age of 14, we were told "he was too young but he could have a designated grower!" I remember the conversation like it was yesterday and Storms face when she told us this. The rest is history.
Frankly, we invested thousands of dollars & took out a loan with the bank, countess hours, endless research over the years to assure Storm has the best medicine available for him, his body, his needs & now mine & we do. Thank God & our grower. :)
When you have a child diagnosed with a terminal illness and see how cannabis helps - YOU would DO what ever you can to ease his pain and keep it away for as long as possible.
There is no way they can NOW come and tell people 'we changed our minds.'
I do NOT believe Canada would turn patients not criminals over plants.
Many with severe terminal illnesses, unlike the media portrays.
The stress alone this case has added to many patients I can tell you first hand, has been severely CRIMINAL.
I do not believe Canada will now revoke & refuse patients already given permission and even promoted to grow their own cannabis PLANTS.
Come on we all see where this is going anyhow in a few years... Tweed & Snoop dog?
I blogged over a year ago about how it was going to be just like a 'brand name beer'.
Personally I was disappointed, as a mother of a child who suffers like Storm has & the stress added to our lives with all the bullshit with Steven Haper (good riddance) and soon it will all be just a big recreational drug business. I have nothing against 'Snoop' btw, just another business man.
Patients have been slapped in the face and kicked to the curb. Made to suffer over $$$
Oh well- business is business and if not them then someone else. I'm still hearing and seeing all kinds of horror stories about shitty meds that patients are getting from some of these legitimate legal grows and paying $$$ for.
For something everyone could grow in their backyard for personal enjoyment, like our tomatoes that we jar at the end of a season.
'Grandfathered in' - makes me kinda sad.. they do this because they know we are not well, when we die the right to grows dies with us.
I believe it is a God given right, everyone should be able to grow this PLANT if they choose to do so. IT IS A PLANT we are talking about - never forget that. Please.
Just like beer- we can make it but we'd rather go to the beer store - most of us.
Only this is NOT beer- NOT alcohol (which hurts) it is MEDICINE that is saving my sons life. & mine.
The Verdict is simple.
Canada we love you & we know you love us back!!
'You got our back '- I'm not worried.
So let's Celebrate!!!
When checking out the Supreme court of Canadasite they have a terrific download for kids!!! Very interesting and interactive. I was please and impressed. ;) http://www.scc-csc.ca/res/education/kit-trousse/act/compile-eng.pdf
Saw 7- Hummingbird love.
I love Hummingbirds but I did not see one this year. Not at my feeder, not anywhere.
Slightly disappointed- I'll be better prepared for next year! I will research over the winter & design a humming bird feeding station. lol Hummingbirds love cannabis, you can often see photos taken with them hovering about the beautiful bud. (seen below)
What better idea for saw 7 painted with TLC & THC.
Humming bird love is an 8 inch saw blade and is for sale on my Art for Purchase page.
I painted it yesterday & started saw 8 as well - and they saved my sanity for sure.
If you drove by our house around 8:30 a.m. yesterday, you would have seen the pumpkins fly! Literally - well not a pumpkin but a skeleton, and mini coffin or two. Fly to the curb & front lawn as far as I could throw.
It's September - Time for Georgia & Norm to fight about halloween. ;(
*WIVES - take warning - if your hubby is building a halloween display - watch closely and keep it under control!!! Ours as you know got out of control. It grew big and became a job, a month long job at that. I can't imagine the money spent. I don't have to imagine, I have a pretty good idea and I want it to end, we are far from rich and have other priorities before a coffin gets made. SIMPLE. I walked into the garage yesterday and saw - not one new FANCY coffin but 2! WTF. I knew about the first and decided to 'let it go' and even encouraged - my mistake. It seems like nothing to you but it is a big deal here for too many reasons to mention- let's just say I lost it.
I once again can only imagine what the neighbours must think - lol - well they know! They do. I've talked with them over the years and they are in agreement! IT got too big.
My biggest fear now is some little kids will get hurt.
IF we had land, or if someone had the facility - I would encourage it BIG time.
Anyway - let's say it was a very quiet day and remainder of the weekend... I know Norm knows I'm serious, now. I feel bad about 'the pumpkin' - one cannot be repaired, I really did lose it & I'm not proud of that either. A marriage is an agreement, you don't lie or sneak about stuff, not anything. Sooner or later it comes out and someone is hurt.
IT is full of comprises! Trust me after 23 years- you have no idea. ON BOTH PARTS.
If something like a 'holiday and decorations' gets in the way and can not be resolved - then perhaps it is time to think about parting. It make me laugh out loud - I do think, if Norm and I were to divorce it won't be over some mistress, it will be over a skeleton in a coffin.
Today is a new day. New start. New saw blade to paint.
New COFFIN to finish, I did make the mistake as saying 'he could set up a small display' on the from lawn - compromise.
I'll paint saw 8 today! A cardinal on a sunflower!
The bluejay on the sunflower (saw 4) did not sell but was donated to OurLady of the Lake for their Annual Tea Party fundraiser! I was told the proceeds go to a youth group. ;) Perfect!
Fall is here and what a beautiful day it was.
Yesterday I helped my friend Linda at the harvest Festival in keswick! it was a terrific time, I had the opportunity to spend some time with Linda's grand daughters- one of which is quite the talented artist, as well as pretty bright, I look forward to some cartooning lessons in exchange for some 'Instagram' lessons lol. Poppy won 2nd place in the costume event! Woot Woot!
In her little TuTu, tail all up in the air, she never barked at anyone, was quite confident and curious about the horses/ponies.. she rolled in horse poop in her TuTu!
O.M.Goodness! I mean come on how often does a girl get to roll in horse poop?
I saw some friends I had bot seen in awhile and was grateful to the Kocky dog, I was able to medicate in the back, I'd rather not in front of kids. I don't know how much help we were to linda in between horse carriage rides and face painting! LOL I am grateful she invited me regardless. I hope to next year have a table beside her.
Today, still exhausted I mostly puttered, played and drew.
A few photos...