Posted November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you spent time with those you love and gave thanks for the blessings in your life. I know I am thankful! For my family, for my health, and for the hope in the future of Colorado’s Cannabis Revolution. I’m also thankful for Rick Simpson, Christian Laurette, Dr. Bob Melamede, Ken Gorman, and all the other kind souls who have contacted me during this journey, and the knowledge they have passed on to me, that I will pass on to my children. Somehow part of me feels this is the end, and part of me feels it’s just the beginning…

To that end, we have released a video called “Vitamin Cannabis: How to Make the Cure” after numerous weekly requests for specific instructions on how to make the pills. Since, tragically, even with Amendment 64, I cannot legally open a small business that sold just the pills, this video became a must. So for all of you who keep e-mailing me asking to buy the medicine- I do not sell it! But this video should help you make it yourselves. :-) I want to add that the frozen everclear method using an essential oil distiller video posted on youtube is the best method I have seen for making the oil, second only to Rick Simpson’s method posted in Christian Laurette’s “Run From the Cure.” I am not trying to step on any toes by releasing this video, this is just one method of making the Cannabis Oil, and as long as you have breath in your body and potent cannabinoids, regardless of your method of obtaining them, the medicine will work!

In Amendment 64 legalization news, history is being made daily in our state, and first the cities of Boulder and Denver have dropped all misdemeanor cannabis possession charges on their dockets. The prosecutors felt they would not win the case if it came to a jury trial, so they dropped them all. Some prosecutors are refusing to drop the charges on plaintiffs in their small redneck counties and cities, and those D.A.’s are what I call “Dickheads.” I hope the D.A.’s in those counties reconsider and follow the will of the people of Colorado.

In Grand Junction, a leaked police memo sets a standard most police in the state may adopt, which says as of right now not to arrest or ticket anyone for less than an ounce of marijuana on them. The hysterical part of the memo regards the police and their inability to hand you back your marijuana if they confiscate it to weigh it. It seems the police would be “transporting a controlled substance” according to Federal law, if they hand you your (less than an ounce) bag of weed back. The memo instructs the police officers to set the pot down and ask you to pick it up. This is going to lead to some hysterical encounters if officers actually do this. My guess is that most officers will just get really good at eyeballing over an ounce of weed in a bag. It’s still funny to me- the cops can weigh your sack of herb now, but can’t hand it back to you if it’s legal according to state constitutional law. The times, they are a changin’.

Attending the Amendment 64 Symposium and Highway 420 Book signing event in Denver last week- Rob Corry delivered the line of the night, saying that “Due to the new laws non-requirement of a Colorado state ID for retail pot sales, out of state and international ID carrying persons over 21 will be able to legally purchase cannabis in Colorado. This means, with tough new cannabis laws in the Netherlands, people from Amsterdam will be flying to Colorado to buy weed.” The line got cheers and hurrahs! I should add all of this retail sales stuff won’t happen for a year or longer- but carrying an ounce will be legal in 3 weeks, so will growing 6 plants. I also met an Amsterdammer at last years 420 rally- and she said with Colorado’s openly advertising pot shops and cannabis events monthly- we were already way ahead of what for decades stood as the Cannabis Capital of the World. I can officially say- Colorado has taken that torch- and we intend to burn it bright.

Warren Edson spoke on the THC DUI measure of 64, which everyone is watching very close. A Zero Tolerance policy has already been thrown out; now it may be set at you are “impaired” according to the state at 5 nanograms of THC in your blood per milliliter. This could be very bad- as most pot smokers are in the hundereds of nanograms of THC per ml of blood just after smoking- and they are not too “high” to drive- and would not be considered so given a roadside sobriety test. If they set the law at 5 Nanograms, a lot of people could get THC DUI’s that were not impaired at all. We are all hoping they will set no nanogram of THC standard, instead relying on roadside sobriety to determine if a driver is impaired, because that is filmed by a dash cam in the cop car and can be used as evidence in court. This would allow marijuana users to have a jury of 12 decide if, based on the video, they were impaired, or if the officer was just being a jerk. The DA’s are ignoring the will of the people of Colorado in certain areas, why should we believe cops in certain areas won’t go THC DUI crazy if they set such a low standard? Also, what probable cause will be allowed for making a person undergo a roadside test for THC DUI? Just smelling weed would be enough- and at such a low nanogram level- everyone who smoked within 24 hours would probably have nanograms above 5. We heard stories of patients testing in the thousands for nanograms of THC in blood. I didn’t get to ask if those patients were comatose and shouldn’t drive or not. Edson also mentioned the THC/DUI issue could come up in divorce court if it sets a standard for THC “impairment.” If one parent labels the other a daily marijuana user who is “constantly impaired” and the blood test confirms it, a good parent could lose custody of a child based on a ridiculous and unscientific standard of 5 nanograms as being impaired. I’ll try to keep everyone updated as we get more information on the issue- for now be careful still, especially in counties known to be unfriendly to Cannabis.

On a sad note-one that pains me deeply- Cash Hyde has passed away from cancer, after the Montana legislature forced the closure of dispensaries and cracked down on medical marijuana providers making it difficult, if not impossible, for Cash’s parents to get him the medication he needed. Cash has been an inspiration to us all, and he will be greatly missed. He accomplished so much in his short time here on earth. He will never be forgotten. Neither will the ridiculous laws and politicians that hastened his death. The laws will change in time, but not in time for Cash. The true consequence of cannabis prohibition lies in Cash Hyde’s story.

I made part two of Vitamin Cannabis and titled it “Save the Children” after hearing of Cash’s story. My baby boy had not yet been born, but I still felt the beginning pride a father feels. I knew that if Cannabis did cure cancer, the children who lay dying from the disease should be the first to receive it- just as the Polio vaccine went first to the kids already infected.

Cash beat cancer multiple times with Cannabis and Chemo. Finally, when left with only chemo as an option, he wasn’t able to survive. The legislative body in Montana that overrode the will of the people should be ashamed of themselves. But sadly, I know, in their alien world, Cannabis is evil- and should never be given to children. I disagreed at the time I made part two of my film, and I still do. Children should be given cannabis, but only in certain situations of dire medical need, or instead of addict forming brain altering ADD drugs.

It may turn out there are many more reasons to give children small doses of Cannabinoids, or hemp seeds and hemp seed oil, as a way of strengthening brain development, immune resistance, etc…but for now, I know that the years of telling children that Cannabis is evil has led to this- a child dying from a disease that possibly could have been cured with the very substance labeled as “evil”. “Save the Children from Cannabis” was a theme the Anti-legalization group used in Colorado to attack us legalizing weed. Luckily, most in Colorado knew it was better for the children if weed was legal. For Cash, I say “Save the Children with Cannabis.” He was a beautiful boy- A bright soul gone to heaven- Rest in Peace Cash Hyde 2008-2012

Please check out more on Cash’s story here: http://www.cashhydefoundation.com/

More to come in December- positive energy to all who have read this far- much love. -Capn Cannabis November 24 2012

 

30 Days Until Freedom!

In 30 days carrying ONE OUNCE of Cannabis in Colorado will be LEGAL. So will growing Six Cannabis plants at a time- for EVERY ADULT OVER 21 in our fine state. Might I just say- COME TO COLORADO AND HELP DO YOUR PART- GROW YOUR SIX PLANTS- AND CURE SOMEONE- IT IS LEGAL HERE IN 30 DAYS! CELEBRATE!!! WE WIN! WE WIN! WE WIN!!!!

WE WIN! WE WIN! WE WIN!!

I AM SO PROUD TO ANNOUNCE TO THE WORLD THAT COLORADO’S AMENDMENT 64 has PASSED and COLORADO WILL HAVE LEGALIZED RETAIL SALES OF CANNABIS TO ALL THOSE ABOVE 21 SOON!!! THANK YOU KEN GORMAN AND ALL THOSE WHO WORKED SO HARD TO CHANGE OPINIONS IN THIS STATE. TONIGHT- WE WIN! WE WIN! WE WIN!

Vitamin Cannabis is a new movie about a Rick Simpson experiment in Colorado. Is it real or fiction? Could we really empty out Children’s Hospital Cancer Wards by curing kids with Cannabis? If you would like to know more- please subscribe- and thank you for your views.

-Capn Cannabis

Howdy Folks!

I’d like to share a story with you to start…

In 2002 the late great Colorado marijuana activist Ken Gorman and I were headed down to Colorado Springs to support a libertarian candidate for governor (Ralph Shnevlar) who was running partially on a pro-pot platform, and to promote the CD I produced for Ken called “It’s a Cannabis Christmas.” Upon arrival at the rally, Ken introduced me to Dr. Bob Melamede, a local professor who knew a ton about Cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system within the body. After listening to Dr. Bob speak at the event, his words struck me with such resonance, I knew I needed to know more. I arranged to have a meeting with Dr. Bob one on one, and to my surprise, he invited me―a young know nothing pot activist―to his home in the springs so he could show me some documentation that would back up with science what he was claiming cannabis could do. When I arrived we had a long conversation about the potential medicinal benefits of cannabis, and Dr. Bob showed me firsthand the x-ray photos of mice that had cancerous brain tumors being injected with THC, and the cancer going away. I saw with my own eyes the x-rays- and the mice’s tumors starving to death. That was back in the late summer of 2002.

Flash forward to 2010, when I am growing cannabis legally under state law in a house in the Denver ghetto, when my roommate bursts out of the bathroom where he had been reading a magazine, and says “some guy in Canada is claiming refined cannabis oil can cure cancer.” I remembered what Dr. Bob had shown me 8 years prior, and even though my roommate and I had severe doubts about what was claimed by Rick Simpson, when I told my friend the story of the mice who had been injected his eyes lit up and we both realized maybe it could work―and we would like to try it. We then found a way to make the oil ourselves.

The rest, as they say, is history, and it is still ongoing, as we don’t know if Cannabis will be legal here in Colorado, what has happened to my uncle, and will I ever get to legally make the medicine for others again? Through all that, I am so thankful that I went and saw Dr. Bob in 2002, to see those mice photos and hear that story. It led me to being rich at heart, as I know now not only that cannabis does cure cancer, but that I have the power to make the medicine myself. What a wonderful feeling that is…

And speaking of photos that can change people’s lives…we had a fantastic event in Colorado Springs the other night. Thanks so much to the THC Ministry for all their hard work putting this “Cannabis Cures Cancer” event together. Dr. Bob Melamede wowed the crowd with photos of a patient who used Cannabis Oil to cause a giant scalp tumor to fall off, leaving a healthy layer of skin underneath. Truly AMAZING pictures! And further proof the oil works. You can see all of Dr. Bob’s press releases at CannabisScience.com.

I also had a chance to talk with the sister and father of “Bill Smith”, a Colorado patient who is using Cannabis Oil to treat his rare condition. Their story, as partially featured on National Geographic Channel’s “American Weed”, is remarkable. Check out their website IamBillSmith.com for the whole story (Nat. Geo only used 20 minutes of 120 hours of footage they shot) and to keep updated on Bill and his family’s struggle to use a working natural medicine to treat his very serious condition. We wish them the best…

Stories also came to us at this event about “Realm of Caring”, a Colorado organization which is performing Cannabis miracles using the oil on all types of patients. They do all this despite the threat of persecution from the government. I have good information the testing is going extremely well. :-)

I also had many conversations with wonderful people about a variety of cannabis topics, including the right PH for water for making full melt bubble hash, is BHO ( Butane Hash Oil) Phoenix Tears (A Big No!), and a wonderful hand blown pipe came into my possession that I greatly appreciate! Vitamin Cannabis was shown to 25 people who seemed to really be into it, and Len Richmond’s “What If Cannabis Cured Cancer” finished off the night of exposition. There was laughter, there were tears, but―most importantly―there was hope for people who are sick and in need of real help. My thoughts and prayers are with all the patients whose family attended. The Cannabis Oil does work and you have a chance as long as you have breath left in your body, no matter what the medical establishment tells you your “time frame” is.

On a final note, a historical opportunity for everyone in Colorado to have the right to grow six Cannabis plants hangs in the balance by just a few thousand votes. I have already voted YES on Amendment 64 in Colorado, and despite my reservations about it, let me officially endorse it as of right now. Regardless of all the negative issues with 64, a million plus people in Colorado will be able to grow 6 Cannabis plants and keep their whole harvest. I know it can take a while, but six plants, grown 6 feet tall each, could give the grower enough to make oil very easily. Knowing that everyone in the state 21 and over can make their own Cancer cure is a GREAT THING- regardless of all the BS that will come with the new law. If you have the same reservations as I do, Vote Yes on 64, you will feel good doing it, and please encourage everyone you know to vote Yes as well as it may be very, very close. I have a feeling, though, that even a few Romney votes will be Yes votes on 64 as well, so I’m predicting a narrow 420 vote  victory. I’ll be posting a newsletter late Tuesday night or as soon as the election results for Amendment 64 are in this November 6th.

Thanks to everyone who attended the event- we hope to see you all again!

Peace and positive thoughts your way- Capn Cannabis