Posted December 2013

Holiday Greetings to everyone who is jolly this day of remembrance of our creator, and also what is holy and good in this world. May you raise a toast to the blessings of our lives, and hug those close to you. Tell your mom and dad you love them, tell your friends you are grateful for them in your life, and remind yourself this life is just a ride, love is eternal, and you can be happy with how you are right now. Commemorate the love and joy we experience as you create new love and joy. Forget the sorrow, let the water flow under the bridge, and move forward with confidence into the New Year. This journey gets more epic everyday – and I’m thankful for you all riding along with me. Merry Cannabis Christmas 2013 :-)

Now to get down to business…

We are excited to announce that as a direct result of the Realm of Caring Foundation in Colorado Springs, and their CBD “Charlotte’s Web” strain, 11,000 children with Dravet Syndrome (a form of epilepsy) will receive a GW Pharmaceutical copy of the Stanley’s CBD Cannabis Oil, in a large scale attempt to cure the disease using cannabis once and for all. The FDA has approved the treatment of 5,000 kids in the U.S., and another 6,000 will be treated across the EU. I would like to congratulate everyone involved, this is a Christmas miracle for many families afflicted with a child suffering from the multiple seizures a day disease. The Realm of Caring foundation went from caring for a few kids, to 30, to 90, to a waiting list in a short time frame. This caused massive parent demand across the U.S., who demanded action both from their doctors and legislators. The parents threatened to move to Colorado, and many families, tired of waiting, have made the move here for the medicine. Now others will not have to wait; come January 2014. It’s a Christmas blessing that so many kids will have an option presented to them in the New Year.

When I made Vitamin Cannabis Part 2 “Save the Children”, it was intended to speed up the rate at which cannabis medicines could be administered to children. Once I realized the panacea the Oil is, I had time to think about who deserved to take the medicine first. I came to the easy conclusion it is the children who have exhausted all other options who deserve to have this medicine first.  It brings tears to my eyes to know that soon it will happen. First this, and soon, kids with cancer will be cured. Rick and Christian: know you are responsible for these 11,000 kids who may be cured as much as anyone. The info you put out about the Phoenix Tears will “officially” benefit kids through the allopathic system, and though that part may be bittersweet, we are all blessed to have been a part of it. Merry Cannabis Oil Christmas, guys :-)!

Conveniently, at the same time an official CBD medicine is released through the allopathic system, the FDA & DEA have announced via memo that CBD is illegal to sell across state lines. They claim it has been illegal all along, with cannabidiol classified as part of the cannabis plant, which is a schedule 1 drug. Why they have been allowing CBD sales online through various sources is a mystery, but rumor has it official letters will go out and CBD may be banned entirely except for at medical marijuana centers. If the DEA reschedules soon, though, perhaps in time with the financial decision to “Yellow Light” the banking industry to handle cannabusiness accounts, we may see CBD without THC available, but for now – get it while you can.

There is an article listing the 13 reasons Cannabis had its best year ever, and no surprise the Stanley’s “Charlotte’s Web” story takes #1. Also on the list: legality in the states of Colorado and Washington, as well as worldwide in Uruguay. It’s a list worth checking out – and hinted as to what’s to come in 2014. A study on THC killing Leukemia Cells is highlighted. Cannabis oil medicine as a cancer cure is next, folks…but of course you already know that! Check out the article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/20/marijuana-2013_n_4467485.html

In Local news, the Denver City council did a 180 reversal on its policy on smoking pot on private property in the city and, instead of banning it, totally allowed it. No more worries about your neighbor snitching on you for taking a toke in the backyard. However, the same council did ban growing 12 plants or more in any one residential location. This ruins college dorm plans to group all the plants together in the basement for a massive grow –which would be legal, though ill advised. It’s still unfortunate the 12 plant limit. At least the city did appoint a new Chief of Marijuana Policy as a paid city of Denver governmental position. A few years ago they were jerks about pot, increasing citations despite a law making it lowest law enforcement priority. Now that they’ve seen the money, they can’t rush in quick enough to take their share…

Can you say “GREEN RUSH!” It’s on in Denver as 5 to 12 recreational pot shops will be open January 1st to tourists and non-medical patients in Colorado. 200 more will open in the following months. It’s a historical day for our state and the nation, as the first fully regulated state sanctioned system for recreational pot sales goes into effect. Numbers for sales in both Colorado and Washington for pot sales were DOUBLE what was expected last year- and the CO MED office turned away 245 people seeking a pot job badge to work in the industry in one day. 3,000 to 5,000 jobs would be created monthly if they had enough clerks to handle all the applications each day. Instead they process 10 to 30 a day, and badge 300 to 1000 people each month. I was lucky to get in early and get my badge in two days. I’ve had friends go eleven times. It’s just the perfect corporation trying to buy Colorado a little time, before the rest of the states wake up and realize just how much of an economy saver marijuana can be…

I watched “Vice”; it’s a documentary on Cannabis Oil that featured a little girl in Oregon battling cancer, assisted by cannabis oil in bubble gum flavored capsules. Capsuline company makes the flavored capsules, and has partnered with the Phoenix Tears Foundation to distribute some pill cases to those in need. I recommend strongly watching the VICE video to see an amazing story by clicking here: http://www.vice.com/weediquette-show/stoned-kids

On a quick non-cannabis note – thousands of students with potential exposure to Meningitis who received an illegally imported vaccine at a major Ivy League university, are proven to be worth more than public school students. The exact same virus outbreak at a California Public school does not warrant an illegal vaccine importation. I guess everyone has “Affluenza” but it’s heartbreaking to see what is done for some that is not done for others. I’m told that’s the way it’s always been, but I choose to radiate love to all, regardless of income level or social status. I think that’s the way it should be.

One last final disturbing but hopeful note that probably should have been near the top of this letter: the DEA has rescheduled Cannabis extracts into the Drug Schedule. This includes Cannabis Oil, wax, shatter, and all other concentrates of the cannabinoids in the plant. I say this is a hopeful move because it sets the stage for the government to lower the Cannabis plants schedule, but keep the extracts (i.e. the cancer cure) illegal to produce. This would give them a monopoly on the real medicine from the plant by allowing the FEDS to still bust anyone making cannabis concentrates. The states could decide their own laws on the plant itself without interfering with extracts which would remain illegal. It’s an odd situation, but we should see rescheduling of the Cannabis plant in the first 4 months of 2014. That would give a lot of people all over the ability to grow it – and that is a good thing, something to be hopeful for – as we approach the New Year.

And speaking of 2014, I wish you all the best and safest times this holiday season… Merry Cannabis Christmas to you all, and remember you are all loved. I thank you for your dedication to the cause; only the true believers read this far.

Thanks :-),
Kyle Marsh
Capn Cannabis

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