Posted May 2013

Hello everyone- I hope your flowers are in bloom and some THC/CBD per day is keeping the Doctor’s away. :-)

I was visited by Lady Harlequin and CBD Bill the other day, and I posted a video of it you can watch here:

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CBD Bill has a lot of great information about Cannabidiol, which may be the glue that sticks us together as it relates to the endocannabinoid system. Bill will also give you a cutting of his CBD heavy strain Harlequin if you contact him at the e-mail address in the video. It’s awesome to see people with incredible plant knowledge coming to Colorado to share what they know, which can benefit us all. I hope to continue to bring you videos through my YouTube that contain rare people and plants. If you listen close, CBD Bill imparts vast knowledge. Let’s prove this cannabis panacea cure-all, get cured, never get disease, live 150 years, and go to space. It’s a fun message, and entirely possible with Cannabis. :-)

In local Colorado Cannabis news, our Governor will sign into law the legislatures Amendment 64 (marijuana legalization) implementation bills, and also legalize industrial hemp, on Tuesday at the Colorado State Capital. It’s sure to be a historic signing – and I’m proud of our state, and her people. Legal hemp and somewhat legal cannabis with THC – wow! There was a time we all thought it would be California that legalized first. Now I get to watch history happen here in my state – incredible! Don’t worry, I’m sure your next, Cali!

In Global Cannabis News, the International Olympic Committee has decided to increase the amount of THC allowed in an athletes’ blood without disqualifying him to 150 nanograms of THC per 1 milliliter of blood. So athletes can win a Gold medal as the best in the world at something with 149 nanograms of THC per ML of blood in their system, but Colorado said I can’t drive with more than 5 nanograms of THC per ML of blood or I can get a THC DUI. Good for the IOC for recognizing THC in the system does not mean impairment, and as CBD Bill points out in the interview, THC and CBD at a 1:1 ratio would mean the impossibility of being high, no matter what the levels, but a user might feel tired. I think a THC DUI level set at 150 nanograms is a lot more fair and reasonable than 5. Ridiculous… It’s going to take some time to work all this out…

I’d also like remind Denver-ites to RSVP to American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny- a film by Kevin Booth of Sacred Cow. I have seen the film, and it is amazing!  A must see for oil makers, oil users, cannabis juicers, and all Cannabis advocates or consumers. Hemp Girl and I will be at the premiere in Cherry Creek on June 6th at 7:30 PM at AMC 8 – but you must buy tickets in advance to help make it happen. It will be an epic event, for sure, and you will leave changed, and empowered to do more for the movement and your own family. Reserve your tickets now at http://www.tugg.com/events/3877  for the Denver event, or look for a premiere in your area.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail cannabischorus@gmail.com. Big things are on the horizon – let’s ride the wave!

– Capn Cannabis

 

Happy May, everyone! I hope your flowers are in bloom and spirits rising! We have much to be excited about in Colorado, as new laws enacted by our legislature will allow all residents to buy an ounce of weed starting January 1st, 2014. Out-of-staters and even international mile high state visitors will be able to buy a quarter ounce of cannabis at a time.  There is much to be hopeful about, but much to be upset about as well.

First, I need to mention my announcement of a “dead” and “killed” THC DUI bill last newsletter proved to be too soon. In one more case of government and corporate authorities doing what they want despite strong public objection, the THC DUI bill is now on Governor Hickenloopers desk and when he signs it many cannabis users will be criminals again. Ridiculous! The bill was defeated in committees four times, but they passed it anyway by slipping it in at the last second. Other last second regulations passed before the legislature went to summer vacation include the following: High Times magazine is now considered “porn” and must be kept behind counters with the pornography (High Times is vowing to sue), Cannabis “Collectives” of patients gathering together to help themselves has been banned, and so has using sunshine to grow your cannabis. It is immoral to ban using sunshine, and so against God and nature that I can’t even begin to rant about it, but let me tell you they also banned smoking in bars or clubs, and A64 club – of which I’m a member – has cancelled all upcoming events until the laws are sorted through by the army of cannabis attorneys living the high life in our state. There is also a 9 month moratorium on any new recreational cannabis businesses opening, giving medical shops a head start on monopolizing the market.

Overall, other than the banning of growing cannabis using sunshine, and the banning of cooperatives, clubs, and collectives, I am most upset the THC DUI bill passed with the rights for cops to demand blood tests from suspected pot smokers. I’m still extremely happy our state has cannabis recreational use laws on the books, and am proud of the history we make. I will continue to watch it closely and report to you as best I can how things are going. One thing that didn’t change: you can still grow 6 big pot plants in your house and carry an ounce of weed on you at all times as you go about your day – and that is a beautiful thing! :-)

Do you know the biblical story of the three wise men? They travel a great distance, guided by a star, to give the newborn baby messiah three gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Regardless of your religious affiliation or non-affiliation, it’s an interesting story. No one seems to question what the point of the three gifts was, but please allow me to enlighten you with knowledge straight from the Knights of the Templar…whatever the hell that means….:-)

Gold was used as currency, thus the first gift makes sense – a small amount of money to assist the parents with the costs of caring for the child. But what about the other two? According to ancient recipes taken from the days when Cannabis was “Kaneh Bosm” in Hebrew, the two ingredients, combined with cannabis oil, make the biblical version of “the cure”, the “phoenix tears”, the “Vitamin Cannabis.” The three wise men were bringing ingredients to make holy cannabis anointing oil, which could also be used for curing someone. Remember that this Christmas…and keep the Cannabis in Christmas!

And finally, a story was spoken to me about the origin of the term “phoenix tears.” I can’t verify its truth – but oral history is important, and I’ll convey the message regardless. The story goes the North American Indians, when hunting and traveling, burned giant fires at the center of camp and kept these fires burning for months. When it was time to move, and the fires were finally put out, the natives discovered the sand of the earth underneath the embers, had turned to glass. These clear pieces of crystal were called “Phoenix Tears” and said to have mystical, spiritual properties. They were savored as devices of divinity, garnering protection and positive energy. The glass “Phoenix Tears” had much value, and was sacred to certain tribes.

In looking at our “Phoenix Tears” cannabis oil, and though Rick Simpson named it (as told in his fantastic book) after the Harry Potter reference, I can’t help but feel that our Tears are as cherished, and as valued, as the Tears of the fires that burned on our continent long before our presence here. And if there are any spirits left dwelling in the nature of the planet, surely they hover over those focused and persistent in bringing nature in tune with humanity again. To all the hemp growers and oil makers out there: this bowl is to you – and to the Phoenix Tears name we all honor.

Good thoughts and good will to all!