Posted March 2013

Happy March to everyone! We have snow here and my daughters 1st birthday to enjoy. I can’t believe it has been a whole year! She is walking now and will be talking soon. My son is two now and walks and talks like a champion. Cannabis is talked about every day in my state, and it’s good times, though I watch what is happening closely. :-)

First things first, Miguel Lopez of Denver’s 420 Marijuana Rally has granted me the supreme honor of speaking this year at the largest gathering of legal pot smokers in the world. I will be giving a short speech sometime between 2 pm and 4:20. I have also been tasked with contacting the Guinness book of World Records about our “Historical Toke” when more humans will legally smoke cannabis at the same time than ever before in human history. I’ll let you know how it goes, but if you can be in Denver on 4-20-13, you can be a part of an historic event. :-)

I also wanted to let you all know there is now a way to grow real diamonds in a glass jar in your home for about $100. It’s going to change the way we view diamonds in the long run; they will suddenly be cheaper than ever before. You’ll be able to make a car from diamonds, a house from diamonds, and my personal favorite, you’ll be able to grow a chia elvis on your kitchen windowsill, complete with real diamond hair! An industry that promoted child soldiers and gem hoarding, now will be totally changed by a chemical reaction that anyone can cause. I bring it up both to mention “Chia Elvis” and to say that I hope that the cannabis oil does to the chemo/radiation industry what the “grow your own diamonds” will do to the diamond industry. And I hope Hemp replaces plastics, wood, and paper. I can’t wait for simple changes to have big effects on major industries. I know cannabis products are safer, better, stronger, and more bio-degradable or recyclable. I know Hemp/Cannabis can change a whole bunch of industries. Who knows- maybe one day I’ll have a chia elvis, with a diamond beard, and cannabis hair. One can dream- right? There is a lot to get to this month so I’ll start first with what’s happening with Colorado’s Marijuana legalization!!

For starters, the regulatory committee of 25 people (mainly prohibitionists) has passed on their recommendations to our Governor, who is not happy about any of it. I’m not happy with some things….The recommendations include out of staters only being able to purchase 1/8th of weed at a time (how are they going to enforce that unless they track it?), there is a 10 Milligram of THC limit on Recreational edibles (at least my T Class pills would still be legal), Employers can fire you for your off the clock cannabis use (totally unconstitutional), you must have two locks on all residential grow rooms even if you don’t have kids, and last but not least, YOUR FRONT PORCH IS NO LONGER CONSIDERED YOUR PRIVATE PROPERTY IF YOU ARE SMOKING CANNABIS ON IT!!!  That last one is a doozy because really your front (and back) porches are your property, but written into the regulations to be passed will be the authority for police to arrest you on your front porch for doing something legally allowed by the Colorado State Constitution. So basically, the voters said smoking cannabis on your porch was fine, but the prohibitionists didn’t like that, so they are making state laws allowing for the arrest of you on your porch only if the officer can see you smoking cannabis from the sidewalk, street, or another house. It’s not that way with alcohol, I’d just like to say…

I recently attended a meeting of Ganjapreneurs- people looking for money to start cannabiznesses in Denver. I was there to see if any of the 80 dispensary owners left want to help me bring Vitamin Cannabis pills to legal market. Some had not even heard of the Cannabis as a cancer cure story, or Rick Simpson, or Phoenix Tears, so needless to say it did not go well and I am extra thankful my video “How to Make the Cure: Vitamin Cannabis Encore” is up and available to anyone who may need it. I have met some positive individuals by chance lately and I still have hope for my pills to get to a legal market soon.

I did enjoy my encounter with Wayward Bill Chengalis, the head of the U.S. Marijuana Political Party. He has continued the tradition, started by the Late Great Marijuana Activist Ken Gorman, of throwing “legalization” rallies on the steps of the Colorado State Capital Building on the last Saturday of every month. I had been a regular attender and filmer of these rallies prior to my kids being born, but I still showed up a few times even afterwards. Once A64 legalized marijuana in Colorado, it was questioned as to whether or not the rallies should still take place. Wayward Bill, in Ken Gorman’s honor, will continue the rallies, and as he says “for the other 48 states who don’t have legal cannabis.” Right on, Bill!

I had the great privilege of being a friend of Ken Gorman’s after his release from prison on pot charges. I attended many rallies with him and saw him in action.  My favorite memory is watching Ken toss joints into the crowd. There were sometimes 30, sometimes 300 people at the rallies. Ken put on a great show regardless of how many people showed up. Those rallies were his church, his sermons created the movement that is now becoming an industry and a globe changer. I’ll never forget a rally of 40 people in the rain; Ken with his bullhorn organizing everyone under tarps that came out of nowhere as we sat on the steps leading down from the capital. “No Pot, No Peace!” Ken led us in chanting. “We won’t have peace on the planet until pot is legal everywhere!” he yelled to the gathered, as they smoked joints kept dry under hands and hats. The rain poured- but our freedom reigned true…thank to Ken Gorman.

This year, at Miguel Lopez’s Ken Gorman Memorial 4/20 Marijuana Legalization Rally, there will be a record 100,000 people toking cannabis LEGALLY during one minute, 4:20 PM.  History will be made in Civic Center Park in Colorado in 2013. And I will be there as one of that 100,000 strong crowd, and I know Ken will be present in spirit as well.

We will set a historic record for all humanity at 4:20 PM on 4-20-2013. It will be at a rally Ken Gorman started in the 90’s that more people will smoke in unison than ever before in human history. Thank you, Ken, for all you did. We honor you this 4:20 – Rest in Peace, Brother, fellow soldier, and friend. This toke’s for you… :-)

In other pot warrior news, the Reverend Roger Christie of the THC Ministry has had his trial delayed for a third time, and his release denied, saying he “is a threat to the community.” All he did was have a legal church distributing cannabis sacrament to members in exchange for donations. I can’t imagine why the government on any level would have a problem with that, but he was arrested and has been held longer than some Guantanamo detainees, and he is not a terrorist. It’s blatantly unconstitutional, but the longer they hold him the more convinced I am he will end up walking out of jail the day Cannabis becomes legal in Hawaii. It may not go down that way, as I think the government is more pissed off about tax issues than anything, but he should be released- it is ridiculous that he is being persecuted in this way. Let Christie free!!

And a SERIOUS HEADS UP to Hash Pen users and CO2 and Butane Extraction smokers: You are most likely being poisoned, as regulations considered – then shelved – revealed much this week at the a64 hearings. It turns out some of the oil meant for “dabbers” or vape pens and such, is being laced with Sirlene, or propylene glycol, which is an ingredient in anti-freeze. I avoid all Co2 and Butane products. Period. Right now most of the people making those do it for profit and don’t give a shit about you. It’s not fair, it’s just what’s going on, and you need to be careful about what you are consuming. Just a warning, we have heard other stories about poor quality butane, alcohol, and other unsafe items being used in the production of CO2 and Butane Cannabis Extracts. Many people are reporting feeling “weird” or “strange” after smoking vape pen cartridges and supposedly poor quality wax can ball up in your throat. Be safe out there everybody, and make your own bubble hash if you can and smoke it with a magnifying glass. :-)

On a final note, never doubt that a small group of dedicated people can change the world, in fact it’s the only thing that ever has. I know for certain a small group of 20 dedicated people in Colorado led a groundswell that, over 20 years, added thousands more dedicated people, and eventually those voters legalized cannabis in Colorado – and the place where the first arrest took place – took the first steps in ending cannabis arrests altogether. The first dominoes have fallen and others will soon follow. It’s sweet times for Cannabis all around. I got my tickets to the first ever American High Times Cannabis cup, and this year everyone over 21 can smoke! I’ve been to the “medicating” tent the last two years and it has been epic. This year all can join in on the fun! I will also be there on 4-20 at Civic Center Park. Join me if you can, and take a toke for freedom, cannabis, and the cure! Yes We Cannabis!  The power is truly in our hands.

 

Viva la evolucion, viva la oil!

Thank you all for your continued support! I love you all!

Capn Cannabis