I met Grant on FB - bringing the world closer one post at a time ♥
I do not know him, chances are will never meet him but he had my curiosity then my attention ;-) I peeked at his profile and posts and see: a dad, foot ball lover, funny guy and Cannabis activist- who just seems to make too much common sense in my opinion - while still making me laugh and smile. I e mailed him to thank him. Another FANTASTIC thing is he is on another continent. WOW - Worlds apart (I do not travel much) but we have the same passion and desire to help educate. As always he is BLUNT and to the point- he inspired the toon above and I thank him for speaking up!
Is silence always Golden? Hi im Grant Higgins uk cannabis consumer
i am not apart of anything or any group!
im just "diffrent" because im a 33 year old recreational cannabis user.
i walk my dog, support my football(soccer) team tottenham and raise my kids.
im a member of the public and i like to think of myself as a NormlUK Citizen.
im surrounded by people of varying ages who consume cannabis everyday.
the oldest consuming friend being in their 60's!
all working in many different professions and they all use cannabis!
everyone would admit to it freely behind closed doors.
hiding safe in their shelters praying the fate of others does not befall them!
seeing people living in fear almost as if they are ashamed of who they are is saddening.
no victim! no crime!
at this present time in our lives the global comission for the war on drugs and many governments are breaking the taboo and talking about the war on people that consume some drugs. they are saying it has failed and i hope our government listens.
we all need to be breaking the taboo! and now is that time!
people are dying! and together we have the power to stop this!
cannabis consumers need to come out of their cannabis closets!
a lot like all the gay people did and stop hiding away!
demand to be treated equally the way black people did!
burning spliffs in public like women did their bras!
as the victimization and prejudice heaped upon cannabis consumers is much the same!
some people are so far in their cannabis closet they are in Narnia!
would they continue with their silence if they were aware of the suffering that it caused?
when children are being stolen from loving parents for consuming a plant?
when a patient is locked away for consuming a safe medicine that works!
or when someone hangs for possessing cannabis?
would none of this make you speak up?
people are dying!
i had a relative die recently.
she had cancer but that is not what took her she was on dialysis also.
rather than suffer and have cancer ruin her the way it did her husband and other family member. she stopped dialysis and slipped into a coma...
3 people have had cancer in my family and died.
being a parent myself these days i figured it best to start doing what is best for my health.
i knew that inhaling cigarette smoke can give you cancer and had already quit.
i reasoned that inhaling cannabis smoke would be a probable cause of cancer also.
if this was true then it would give me the insentive i needed to quit inhaling cannabis smoke. to google i took and typed in 'cannabis cancer'.... and waited for the writing to appear on the blank white page
CANNABIS CURES CANCER AND THE US GOVERNMENT HAS KNOWN SINCE 74! was one of the first statments i saw.
this couldnt be true could it!
my government wouldnt cover up information and research as valuable as that surely!
Would they? i mean if the US knows the uk would know too!
i had to know more! .....keep digging.
turns out most of the evidence was destroyed.
i then came upon a documentary called RUN FROM THE CURE
the 2000 study in spain madrid that produced the same results as 74.this has been confirmed in many studies since.
how could a plant that has never killed anyone and have so much potential medically be labled Toxic and lethal in the UK?
why was this not headline news around the world?
id never heard of cannabis's anti-cancer anti pain properties before!
why are people dying? why is more research not being done!
i felt very alone!
they die because they do not know.
i started posting the links i came across on facebook.
how long has prohibition been getting in the way of research and why is cannabis prohibited? youll have to make your own minds up.
the responses i got were mixed. some were upset with me as they didnt want to hear it.
others wanted to know more some mocked but dont they always? your just a stoner(and proud!) and then there was them that have helped me learn what i needed to know.
a big thank you to anyone whose encouraged me kept me grounded and educated me!!
we can do this!
after i posted the links to my profile everyone knew.
even them which deleted me knew and that knowledge can never be undone.
things are changing.the world is changing
together we are breaking the Taboo!
special thanks to -
- Mike Hyde and family for being brave enough to share their life. one love! r.i.p. Cashy
- all the LCA
- Winston Watthews for standing up for uk cannabis patients and consumers
- everyone at NormlUK and the UK Cannabis Social Clubs
http://norml-uk.org/ and http://cannabiscure.co.uk/ukcsc/
- All the scienists around the world that are researching and utilising cannabis to its fullest potential and everyone whose sharing their findings.
- georgia toons for all the toons, laughs and seeds of education
dont ever believe you dont make a difference posting, commenting and signing online petitions. you can, you are and you do!
make some noise and break the taboo!
hope this is what you were looking for. i gave it my best shot. one love.
^^ It is exactly what I was hoping for and I thank Grant!
My everyday Hero.
ONE LOVE ♥☮☯...