Posted October 2013

Happy October, everyone! I hope you are ready for all hallows eve. There are lots of tricks and treats happening in Colorado’s Cannabis community right now, and now for the Treats….

Hemp Girl and I were excited to meet filmmaker Christian Laurette of “Run from the Cure” fame, who was in Denver interviewing Colorado’s Cannabis Oil makers for “Run from the Cure 2″. He is an incredibly nice and dedicated individual and I can see why his first film has the millions of views it does. His spirit is strong and it was a pleasure to shake the hand of the man who I feel has earned a part of the Nobel Prize Rick Simpson deserves for bringing the Cannabis oil panacea back to the ordinary man’s world. The whole Vitamin Cannabis team is looking forward to Christian’s next project, and we will keep you updated as we know more…

More Treats…Colorado is basing tax revenue estimates on selling 2 million ounces of marijuana next year through the legal shops, and this is just medical. That will generate $71 million dollars in taxes for the state on a $400 million dollar industry its first year. We are talking millions of dollars in revenue for cities and states that need a boost. Could cities like Detroit be next to legalize? If a new Gallup Poll showing 58% in favor of marijuana’s legality is an indication, the Federal Government should act soon to reschedule to save some of our dying commercial and industrial cities. There’s a new industry in America: Cannabizness.

Colorado’s Pot Cops, the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division, are opening a full time office to handle employee applications for cannabusiness industries. They are currently processing 10 a day, hopefully they will handle all who show up each day (sometimes 60), and we will have in the first month one thousand new jobs created by cannabis in Colorado. If they really do process everyone applying each day, we could see months in the near future when the number of Cannabis jobs created is in the multiples of thousands each month, and will far surpass the growth of any other industry sector. Exciting times. And keep in mind, I work in the industry, am “badged” by the pot cops, and am watching all this happen with a smile on my face. :-)

And now the “Tricks”…

The Denver city council is considering Orwellian city regulations that would make it a crime to smoke pot in your backyard if your neighbor can smell it, or in your front room if a cop can see you through the window, or carry a bag of weed in your pocket through a city park. The infractions would carry $999 fines or a year in Denver jail. Even our major newspaper called for the new proposed regulations to be shelved. I can’t imagine they will pass these ridiculous laws, but clearly, in the dying days of prohibition, some people still think pot is a bad thing, and pot smokers are criminals, even in our backyards or front windows.

More Tricks…Colorado and other states are running “Drug Checkpoints” on highways and if you see signs for a drug checkpoint while driving on the freeway: KEEP DRIVING! Act normal and stay on the highway. If you exit at the next stop or dump your stash, the cops are watching from the side of the road, and stationed with drug sniffing dogs at the next exit, to catch you! It is ABSOLUTELY ILLEGAL for them to do a checkpoint on the actual highway, so they are using this method to trick people into being searched. By acting suspicious, or pulling off the highway, you give them probable cause for a search. If you keep driving down the highway, you can spark a bowl, knowing the truth, and avoiding this nasty devil’s trick.

Colorado officers netted a 92 pound bust using this method last week of marijuana. Sadly, they will not use the pot to cure anyone, or empty out the children’s cancer wards using cannabis oil, they will probably incinerate it. We have moved ten steps forward in Colorado and Washington, but when this much medicine is denied to the people, we still have a major problem on our hands.

Tricks on them, though, pot is here to stay now; in flower form, in hashish form, and in my favorite hidden treat for just the adults around this Reformation Day, some Cannabis infused candy corns!!  We are blessed here in Colorado – come out to the wild wild west if you dare… :-)

Through Tricks and Treats- we persevere… :-) :-) :-)

Happy Halloween 2013!

Capn Cannabis from the Mile High Legal City of Denver, Colorado

 

P.S. ONE MORE TREAT for Halloween!!!- Justin Kander of Phoenix Tears.ca has put together an awe inspiring compilation of the Cannabis Oil & Extract movement so far. It is an epic read, and the most exciting part is we all get to help finish the story – when the oil is available to all! Please see the following links if you would like to view the most inclusive history of the Rick Simpson “Phoenix Tears” Movement so far:

http://www.slideshare.net/TheHempSolution/comprehensive-report-on-the-cannabis-extract-movement

http://www.scribd.com/doc/177021971/Comprehensive-Report-on-the-Cannabis-Extract-Movement-and-the-Use-of-Cannabis-Extracts-to-Treat-Cancer

http://www.amazon.com/Comprehensive-Cannabis-Movement-Extracts-Diseases-ebook/dp/B00FZVRYL2