Posted September 2013

There is both happy and sad news to report in this month’s newsletter – first, the Cannabis community in Colorado lost a kindred spirit in Jenny Kush, whose life was taken by a drunk driver. She was active in the medical marijuana community, and leaves behind four children. Her car was smashed into head on by a drunk driver on a suspended license for a previous DUI, heading the wrong way on a highway HOV lane. There are not enough words to describe the loss – only tears. You can read Jenny’s story in this Westword story here: http://www.westword.com/2013-09-19/news/life-and-death-of-jenny-kush/

I’ll try to move on to happy news…

The Attorney General of the United States Federal Government, with a few stamps, undid 70 years of Cannabis prohibition in Colorado and Washington, by declaring they would allow the laws legalizing marijuana to be implemented. It’s a historic event for sure, and a Green Rush is on in compassionate states as a result – but it was on in Colorado well before. It’s not reclassification in the Drug Schedule chart, but it’s a good start and the states that have legal pot are prepared to lead the way as the world converts to Cannabis medicine and hemp energy and food.

Speaking of hemp, since our states flooding, we must believe our crop of hemp planted next year will be of epic proportions. And we will need it, to undo the toxic damage the spilled fracking fluid has left on miles of farmland. The flood was truly of biblical proportions, we had a family member’s house flood at 9,000 feet in the mountains. But still, through it all, I worked my job trimming cannabis at an old church converted to a house of cannabis. Still religious – to me.

A quick stat to ponder: a human being dies in America every 19 minutes from Prescription Drugs. Thanks Dr. Feelgood.

In local news, the recreational use marijuana laws being passed by various cities look good, especially in Denver. Retail sales of cannabis begin in Colorado in most places on January 1st – no medical marijuana permit needed at all. Exciting! Not so fantastic: a little boy in Colorado Springs is being forced into chemotherapy by doctors, despite the fact her Phoenix Tears medicine is working and has eliminated most of the problems. The doctors are threatening to call Child Protective Services on the mother – who is only looking out for the best interests of her son. Any parent would choose a natural treatment that is working over a harsh treatment that doesn’t. You can support the mother by signing a petition here: http://www.change.org/petitions/governor-hickenlooper-colorado-springs-pd-colorado-cps-denver-children-s-hospital-recognize-cannabis-as-an-effective-treatment-for-landon-s-cancer

We are proud to announce the Vitamin Cannabis team had a patient come back from the oncologist with a “cancer in total remission” diagnosis after facing Ovarian Cancer and beating it with Cannabis Oil in just 12 grams!!! Previously, we had only seen this in 60 gram “reset” attempts. It was done over 6 months using only T2 (.04) gram pills 3 times a day. In the effort to spread the information, we have posted the test results of the batch of oils used to accomplish this at our website. It may be that THC Acid, in large amounts, plays a larger role in the restorative process than we first thought. We are all shocked, amazed, and proud of this modern medical miracle, all done with ordinary plants and utensils, all courtesy of Rick Simpson and Christian Laurette! :-)

And on one final note to close out September… when Colorado legalized marijuana, the naysayers foretold companies and people fleeing the state and it’s drugged out culture. After 9 months of cannabis legality quite the opposite has occurred. Our tourism is still up, way up! (Literally they are high, and there are hundreds of them coming to Colorado just for the pot.) Our housing market is up, as more people are moving to our city and state for compassionate care and jobs in the industry. Denver is the fastest growing city in the Wild Wild West of America, and saw a city budget surplus this year for the first time in five years since the recession began. It’s not all the pot tax dollars, it’s all the other dollars that get added up in the growing, processing, selling, and consumption of the grand plant cannabis.

I had the pleasure of working with a young man from Indiana on his first day as a cannabis trimmer/harvester at the legal cannabizness I work for. He was a “pothead” in his home state, working toward and hoping for medical cannabis where he grew up. When the governor of his state told everyone he would veto any medical marijuana bill that came to his desk the young man packed up his things, and took his money and his mind to Colorado. He had a job in our “industry” within two weeks. He is not addicted to heroin or hard drugs. He, like me, just always found pot to be our Drug of Choice.

Now he’s here in our state and your state loses out because your leaders can’t wrap their cannabinoid deficient heads around a medicinal plant that also has so many other wonderful uses and possibilities. I wish it could be legal everywhere now, but in the meantime, Colorado and the Mile High City will welcome your best and brightest young men and women who have a desire to make a difference in their lives, their community, and the world as a whole. How dare you stand in the way of that progress, Guvner?? A quick warning to the non-legal states from someone watching what is happening in Colorado: LEGALIZE CANNABIS IMMEDIATELY or you will not only lose money to us (we’ll gladly take it), but you will also lose your best employees, students, and workers. It’s your choice – the End of Prohibition clock is ticking….tick…tick…tick….

            Happy Fall!

                        Capn Cannabis

                        September 2013