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!