Posts Tagged ‘420’

Large stores sold approximately 50 pounds of recreational cannabis each in 5 days’ time the first week of legality, with small stores selling 20 to 30 pounds each. Over $5 Million in retail sales the first week. State taxes at 25%, wholesale tax (unseen by consumer) at 15%, and 8% city sales tax equals 48% tax rate on the recreational weed. In numbers, a couple million in tax dollars raised, by people more than happy to pay it, all in one week’s time. The lines are still long at places and a month’s worth of cannabis infused chocolate edibles sold out in 2 days’ time at one of the shops. Incredible. Just incredible!

It’s Green Fever all over the state, as a Colorado state highway mile marker sign for Mile 420 has been stolen so many times the state’s transportation department replaced it with a new sign “Mile 419.99″. I couldn’t make this stuff up, it’s epic times in the joy of Colorado’s legality. Dominoes are falling all over the country – go New Hampshire, Alaska, Washington, Arizona, and New York as you prepare to pass, or implement Cannabis laws! Keep it legal for people to grow at least 6 plants, and the power to heal yourself will remain with the people. Grow ’em big :-)

Jay Leno on the Tonight Show, a great comedian in his final days as host of the famed show, is having a field day with marijuana jokes almost nightly as he heads towards the finish line. He seems to really be enjoying it, calling us “The Generation that Legalized Marijuana.” It’s awesome to see so much happening so quickly.

Food stamps cards can be used at pot shops in Colorado – but I wouldn’t do it people – that might be considered tickling the tail of the beast, and pissing off the feds. Also I wouldn’t recommend, as a caregiver, having more than 30 total plants or 5 patients, as the state is passing a law making both illegal. This law is Superconstitutional; meaning it is on top of a law that is in the Colorado state constitution saying something totally different. So if you can convince a jury of 12 of your peers you didn’t have too many plants or patients, you are okay, but make sure you can without a doubt survive examination of your plants and patients as there will be laws in place soon. It’s sad to see the 5 patient limit and 30 plant count come back from the dead. Just like the THC DUI, it’s another example of legislators doing what they want, regardless of a constitutional vote by the people.

A heads up to all would-be shippers out of state of cannabis goods: several reports of packages not arriving to locations have many thinking the government and corporations have installed larger package scanning machines at all Colorado (and potentially Washington) mailing facilities, and are putting extra scrutiny on packages leaving the legal compassionate states. The Vitamin Cannabis team has long banned out of state shipping amongst our ranks, and I myself would be rich if I accepted the once a week offers to buy my pills and ship them to people out of state or overseas. Do it at your own risk, people, but I do not participate in shipping at all.

In the 1600’s, the Dutch had an event occur called “Tulip Mania” where tulip bulbs were overinflated in price and became worth thousands of dollars, even though the intrinsic value (the actual value of the bulb) was next to nothing. I learned about Tulip Mania in talking with the lead grower at the dispensary I work for, who talked about how the value of certain cannabis clones, like a heavy CBD, or high yielding THC with short flower time, can be inflated to thousands of dollars, when the actual value of the cannabis clone is always less than $1 in physical materials. I asked the grower to compare what is happening in Colorado right now to something else, and Tulip Mania is what he related it to. It’s Cannabis Mania, and Tax Mania, right now in Denver, but it’s all a beautiful sight to see.

In other non-cannabis news, there might be trees on mars, look for yourself and be the judge, but I think the 300 ft. coral-like trees on Martian seabed are definitely proof of alien life existing even if it is Martian Flowers. See the pics and judge for yourself. Also, dolphins have been caught – using a robotic fish camera – taking a puffer fish, making it puff its poison, then getting “high” off the puffer poison, and handing the fish to each other like a joint. It’s pretty amazing to see other creatures using “recreational drugs.” And the poor puffer fish… http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhlXllGGBS6symC3z3

$7 million in Cannabinoid research grants from the state of Colorado has been put into the budget – it’s a first – as a governmental organization will be conducting research into the validity of cannabis as medicine claims. I wonder if our team will receive any of the funds, to look into whether or not cannabis does indeed cure cancer :-). We all know it does, but it would be nice to see it official, and released to all.

Congratulations to New York, who authorized via emergency edict through the governor’s office the distribution of cannabis medicines at 20 NY hospitals. And power to the “Live Free or Die” state, as New Hampshire prepares to legalize via the state house. The dominoes are falling everywhere and prohibitions’ clock is in its final ticks… :-)

Nancy Grace of CNN called pot smokers “Lazy, Fat, and a Threat to Society” in her monologue about how pot legalization is a slippery slope. She debates Mason Tvert, a SAFER marijuana activist who handles her quite well. Nancy even turns off his mike at one point he is winning the argument so badly. Then on Saturday Night Live, they mock Nancy and fake interview a Boulder cannabis bakery manager and Katt Williams. Both will make you laugh out loud and you can check them out together here: http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2014/01/21/cnns-insane-clown-nancy-grace-converts-millions-to-marijuana-legalization/

On a positive note: the over 70 year old doctor in Northern Colorado charged with a felony after signing a medical marijuana card for an undercover cop who said he was in severe pain, will not go to jail, though he still has a criminal record as a result of the case. It’s sad to see in some areas the fear of pot being the devil’s weed still exists. The prosecutor tried to have the doc banned from talking about the case, but that was thrown out by the judge. A strong court turnout helped the doctor who hopefully will be able to return to a normal life with his family, and tell his story to prevent it from happening elsewhere.

Another positive, the first Commercial Hemp Seed production vendor license was issued in Colorado; soon we will all be able to buy commercial hemp seed. Remember it’s only $200 initial fee and $1 per acre to grow industrial hemp in Colorado. Please come grow your victory gardens here… :-)!

One final note: Mr. Snowden – the leaker of the NSA documents about how the US has been spying on everyone – told Russian authorities, who told a newspaper in Iran, that the United States Government has been run by Nazi Space Aliens since 1954. Although the source is questionable, and the story ridiculous, in a way – to me – it makes a hell of a lot more sense that evil Nazi aliens run the country than that ordinary human beings would be so terrible to each other so often, like keeping the cancer cure illegal and letting people die. I’m not saying I believe the Nazi Space Alien stuff, I’m just saying it is much easier to believe that then that humans are capable of such evil. Food for thought, folks.

I hope this message finds you all well and happy. Positive thoughts and energy your way. I truly love you all and will continue my lightworker lightwork as long as we’re gleaming. Please wish me and my family light and good tidings as well. Viva la evolucion, viva la oil!

Kyle Marsh
Capn Cannabis January 25th 2014

P.S. An Update on “Team Landon”: Landon Riddle’s mom, Sierra Riddle, is fighting for her son’s right to use cannabis rather than toxic chemotherapy (he doesn’t even have cancer right now, but they are requiring him to continue treatment for the next few years anyway!). They are trying to raise money for an attorney as well as car repairs to travel form Colorado Springs to Denver regularly for appointments with his doctor. You can help them out by visiting their website and making a donation: http://hashtagteamlandon.wix.com/support.  And/or you can nominate her as an Unstoppable Mom here: http://livekellyandmichael.dadt.com/contests/unstoppablemoms/. Both would help out greatly and would be very much appreciated.

P.S.S. Oh man the news just keeps coming… the pro football league in America just announced it would consider marijuana for treatment of brain injuries, the University of Colorado announced their 33% increase in admissions applications “has nothing to do with recreational marijuana legality” – h huh, sure it doesn’t – and Obama talks about how marijuana isn’t all that bad. The times they are a changin’ and I like what I see. Come to Colorado to go “Hiking” Folks! :-)

URGENT UPDATE- LINES STILL OUT THE DOOR IN COLORADO!

I had to take the time to wish you all a happy new year! And, of course, update you on the ongoing revolutionary activities taking place in Colorado right now. It is urgent because if you are seeing what I’m seeing (lines still around the block TODAY for pot), you know that other cash strapped states and cities are seeing this, and it looks like the Federal Government of the United States will be rescheduling the cannabis plant soon as cities and states have begun ignoring the federal law and begun trying to pass and passing cannabis legality laws already (GO NEW YORK!). But let me tell you a little about how it went down… :-)

Folks, people from all over the world – literally, and all over the US – waited in line in the snow and freezing cold at 8 am to become the first few thousand people in the world to legally buy marijuana. Some camped out, but the very first was an Iraq war vet who purchased marijuana to help with his PTSD, as cameras rolled. It was “High fives All Around” as the local paper put it, as over a MILLION dollars in pot sales rolled out of just under 20 total shops open January 1st. The rush was so intense shops began limiting purchases almost immediately as it was realized Colorado could be out of its recreational stock sooner than expected- though emergency measures by the state should prevent that from happening (i.e., actually licensing the rest of the 150 shops to open). It was beautiful to see people lined up around the block at most of the locations, and the best part is, it all went off without a hitch, a complaint, or a problem. Thousands of tax dollars were raised (over $287,000 in taxes, to be exact) and people were happy all over; and by the end of the week, over $5 million in confirmed sales were made. The rest of the country and world saw how peacefully a legal pot market can operate.

However, it’s not really about the numbers! We all expected a good first couple days for legal weed in Colorado, but here is the thing: the lines are still out there as more and more people are coming out to buy legal weed. They come and buy and wait in line immediately to buy more (totally legal). It’s been ridiculous, incredible, and amazing to watch. Even Nancy Grace calling pot smokers “fat, lazy, and a danger to society” (WHAT?!) can’t bring us down. The city and state are happy with the money, the cops are happy with the money and peacefulness of the crowd, and – most importantly – patients who didn’t want to be on the medical list, and ordinary citizens of the world they are happy, too.  They now have access to this sacred herb medicine from God.

I was blessed to work with the late great Colorado Marijuana Activist Ken Gorman when he was throwing the 420 rallies on the steps of the capital building (after being chased out of the park) and other rallies in Denver to promote pot’s legality. There were days when only 50 people would show up, and one time, only 20. We thought 12 were cops and undercovers, so we felt outnumbered! It never fazed Ken. He said, “I won’t be here to see it, but one day it will be legal, right here, and the people will show up then.” That was the kind of guy Ken was, always preaching to his friends. Sometimes prophesizing about his own death by “unknown shooter” in a “drug deal gone bad”. He said it would all lead to pot being legal here in Colorado first. I never truly believed him, until I started to see it happening.

First, Ken was murdered in his house in 2007, in a “drug deal gone bad” and the “unknown shooter” still has not been found. At the following 4-20 rally, unpermitted by the city, but an informal memorial for Ken led by his daughter Val, the 420 Colorado movement to legalize weed was born. Thousands gathered to honor Ken by showing civil disobedience to the state and smoking weed together at a single moment, 4:20 pm on 4-20-2007, as Ken had been doing for years. The faces at that rally, and the following year, led the way to Colorado’s cannabis future that I see today – and it’s beautiful!

If you look at my youtube.com/capncannabis account, you see a video history of Colorado’s victorious marijuana movement. From my videos at that rally in 2007, you see all the people that now I’ve watched being interviewed on CNN, and national news, as our “movement” became a “force to be reckoned with”. It was a small movement of a group of dedicated people, but it all started with Ken Gorman, and his life and death. Watching more of my videos you see comedy shorts, more activist videos, and then suddenly I stumble across a working cancer cure through Rick Simpson and Christian Laurette, and the Vitamin Cannabis team is born. Many of us feel the Cannabis as a Cancer cure story, and the minds it changed immediately when people who were against cannabis suddenly had a sick family member whose only option was the herb, was the extra 10 to 20% we needed in both the polls and the actual vote to legalize cannabis once and for all. We may never know if that is true, but I know it played a part, in the overall story of courage, that we all showed in winning this war against our plant.

We will honor Ken Gorman this 4-20-2014 once again – in the same park he used to toss out joints to the crowd in. Ken’s daughter Val has said, “If paper cups were illegal, Ken would have fought for paper cups.” It just happened to be cannabis that Ken was fighting for. The activists he trained, including myself (I released Ken’s “It’s A Cannabis Christmas” CD and worked closely with him for 2 years), have finished the job, and in the way that Ken predicted prior to his death. We will celebrate victory day for cannabis this 4-20, and those of us in the know, will also celebrate the life and death of Governor Pothead, the KG1, Ken Gorman.

I’ll still be releasing my book “Vitamin Cannabis: Or, How I learned to love the Cure and fear the Perfect Corporation” sometime in 2014, and it will tell the whole story I have been blessed to witness from beginning to end. Prohibition of marijuana started and ended in Colorado – and for the 50 or so of you who I dearly love who actually read this newsletter (I do love you!) take three special tokes tonight if you partake….

1.      For Ken Gorman, who started this all.

2.      For the end of prohibition, and victory.

3.      For God, who is watching all this and laughing at how ridiculous it was that we would try to eliminate his/her most potent plant!! They tried Lord, and after 70 years of still trying, they finally gave up.  :-)

There is of course more to come, but the events of this past week have inspired a “high fever induced” spoken word piece, as I’ve been ill, but home, and able to watch my activist friends on national news channels. Pot’s never received so much coverage – and 99% of it is positive. I also just saw “Dr. Feelgood” Sanjay Gupta’s report on Landon, a child in Colorado with ALS who is using Cannabis Oil to keep his cancer away- it was an amazing report. He called again for rescheduling cannabis, and scientists are now coming forward with solid evidence cannabinoids kill cancer cells. Federal legality is imminent. Cannabis curing cancer was on CNN tonight…Wow.

To top it all off, the public school kids in CA who were exposed to meningitis will get the illegally imported vaccine from Europe, just like the kids at the Ivy league school with the same outbreak. It’s good to see things working out so well. J  Positive thoughts and good vibrations to all of you – may the “new energies” in “your town” watch over you in the coming year. Do your best to deserve the love you receive. Keep the light, my friends, and never doubt “that a small group of dedicated people, can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has…”

“From Where I Stand Today”

From where I stand today,

hundreds of people stand in line for legal cannabis.

From where I stand today,

medicine is dispersed in stores,

instead of on shady streets.

From where I stand today,

once vacant factories and churches,

now house growing cannabis plants.

Employing people,

Empowering people

and for the people.

From where I stand today,

customers who just paid 33% in taxes on a $35 1/8 of weed,

yell “I’ve never been so happy to pay a tax in my life.”

From where I stand today,

I see need stricken schools ready to accept

the $40 million in pot taxes they will receive.

$287,000 the 1st day.

From where I stand today,

I see other states watching the long lines,

and changing their own laws,

to benefit from the once hidden pot market,

now been revealed.

From where I stand today,

the great illusion is over,

prohibition is dead in Colorado.

And the clock’s in its final ticks for the US,

then the world.

From where I stand today,

as a pot activist fighting

 for the cause now won,

I see

only

 joy.

:-)

God bless Colorado

Happy New Year 2014- Kyle Marsh Capn Cannabis- cannabischorus@gmail.com

 

Howdy readers!

A jolly time we are having in Colorado’s Wild Wild West. So good in fact, that “High Times” Magazine, and all Cannabis based print media, has been labeled as “Porn” by the Colorado legislature, and must be kept behind newsstand counters. Kush magazine used to be free at 7-11; High Times used to be visible up front. Now I can’t even find them most places. But weed stories are on the news almost every night. Crazy times…UPDATE: Colorado has just thrown out this law and my nug porn will return to normal places J

I was sent a link to an Italian Government sponsored study on “Future Cannabis Medications” that cited Rick Simpson’s method twenty times! I want to emphasize, the study does not focus on if Phoenix Tears Cannabis Oil works, but on what the best way to extract the cannabinoids from cannabis is. People in the world know it works! Is Naphtha really best, as Rick has always said? Check out the study results for yourself at the link at the bottom of this post/e-mail. I have said before Rick Simpson will win a Nobel Prize for re-releasing the phoenix tears formula. If he keeps getting cited by official government studies like Italy’s, it is going to happen. And he deserves it, I might add!

Speaking of Rick Simpson, he looks incredibly young, vibrant, and healthy in the movie American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny, by Kevin Booth. I saw the film at Cherry Creek Mall Cinema in Denver, a rare pot event in upscale Cherry Creek, but it was great to see it on the big screen. Did you know there are no cannabinoid receptors in the part of the brain stem where breathing and cardiovascular function is controlled (medulla oblongata), and that is why it’s impossible to overdose and die on cannabis? Its information like this, along with Cash Hyde’s incredible story, that make me say everyone should see this movie. Prohibition is going by the wayside, and its films like Kevin’s that will help push it into the fire. I spark one up for Cannabis Destiny – go see it!!

A study in Israel also determined Cannabis is effective in protecting the brain both before and after traumatic brain injuries. There seems to very little this plant is not effective at. Treating dogs can be another use of Cannabis, a veterinarian in CA reports. I have seen this and can verify the effects of the oil on dogs can be as amazing as on people, and it usually takes less oil. Another web posting describes Mango’s and its ingredient Myrcene, and their effect on “getting high” with cannabis. Reportedly the mango extract can make the high “higher” if used an hour before, and can lengthen the high if used while already high. Mango in the raw may be even better than the extract. Mango Smoothie, anyone?

In local Colorado news, Rev. Brandon Baker of the THC Ministry, which put on my film premiere in Denver and subsequent screening in Colorado Springs, is suing the State of Colorado for the illegality of the blood draws in the new THC DUI law. I applaud Rev. Baker for his efforts, and would like to add Olympic athletes can win Gold medals and have 149 nanograms of THC per ML of blood, but in Colorado we are considered “impaired” at only 5. That doesn’t make much sense – the limit should be much higher or determined on a person’s actual roadside sobriety and ability to drive a vehicle. Let alone the issue of a cop forcing you to a hospital to have your blood drawn and its blatant unconstitutionality. The law will probably stay on the books, though…sad.

On a happier note: HEMP IS LEGALIZED IN COLORADO! As is recreational Cannabis, of course. But all Colorado residents can apply for a permit to grow 10 acres of industrial Hemp. I’m gonna try and do it :-) I was able to be in the Governor’s office for the signing of the Hemp Production act in Colorado, and a video of the event can be viewed below. I also did a short “History of Hemp: Hemp for Victory!” Video documenting how hemp became legal in our state. A third video released the past month also shows the complete press conference and signing of our recreational marijuana regulation bill, which will allow pot shops to open in Colorado in January of 2014, and sell to anyone 21 or over. It’s gonna be awesome :-)

We also have a special “Batch Two” of Vitamin Cannabis with a much higher CBD content, and it is wonderful to be in a position to have such a blessed medicine. Fight for your Cannabis rights, folks – it will mean the world to you in the future!

 

Positive thoughts your way
– Capn Cannabis June 2013

 

Italian Government Cannabis Medicine Study Citing Rick Simpson’s Method
http://www.cannabis-med.org/data/pdf/en_2013_01_1.pdf

 

Mango Terpinoid Gets You Higher
http://420tainment.com/2010/04/enhancing-marijuana-high-mango-myrcene-terpene/

 

Hemp 4 Victory! Hemp legal in Colorado! Video
http://youtu.be/dVsLHQcsCp4

 

Hemp History Video
http://youtu.be/Beb8GGZXYZY

 

Recreational Marijuana Signed into Law Video
http://youtu.be/VZC-14gaQbo

 

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!

More people smoked Cannabis at 4:20 on 4/20 in Denver than have ever smoked Cannabis together before. We raised a historic cloud of pot smoke above our city, and 80,000 people gathered peacefully to celebrate Cannabis. It was a historic moment, and I bring you our camera’s take on “the Moment” at 4:20 PM- followed by my speech that took place at 3:45 PM. I made this video to show that we did have an awesome day. And although the headlines will read about the shooting that left 3 people hurt, it was really a wonderful display of Cannabis affection, prior to around 4:45. Please watch it for an amazing view of what Cannabis legality could look like everywhere :-):  420 Rally Denver 4:20 PM FROM THE STAGE Vitamin Cannabis Films

The following day I attended the sold out 1st Annual American High Times Cannabis Cup, and it was EPIC!! Though it was so packed it was tough to move (16,000 tickets sold) I had a great time and visited every corner of the event. I enjoyed Cannabis infused Chocolate and Strawberry Fondue dripping from fountains. Medicated Pulled Pork sandwiches gave me the energy to keep walking and a buzz! All kinds of pipe sellers, pot products, butter extractors, apple bong making kits, and, of course, the best marijuana in America. Throw in some of the best cannabis concentrates in the world, and I can see why I talked to people from Amsterdam, New Zealand, New York, Chicago, California, and Oklahoma – and they were all blown away!! It was truly an experience, and next year we are hearing it will be at a larger venue – and I should say get your tickets as soon as they become available – it is a Cannabis friendly event like no other pot friendly event on the planet.

Epic times at the Cannabis Cup Denver 2013. :-)

On the Thursday night prior to 4/20, I attended the advance screening of Kevin Booth of Sacred Cow Films’ movie premier of American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny (Free the Cure!). It was an amazing film that all people involved in the Cannabis oil (Phoenix Tears) movement need to see. It has both Rick Simpson and Cash Hyde and his family in it, and tells an incredible, though sometimes sad, story about the true effects of Cannabis prohibition. Mr. Booth forges a brave trail through the trees of this growing movement with compassion, sensibility, and logic. I felt this was a movie I could show almost anyone to change their opinion on the Cannabis oil, and whether children should be given it. You can actually get the movie hosted in your city so check out this website http://www.sacredcow.com/

Regardless of how you do it, find a way to see this movie – you won’t be disappointed.

In Colorado news, the Cannabis THC DUI Bill in the Colorado legislature that would make all Cannabis users criminals if they drove, and subject them to police “blood draws” to prove they had more than 5 nanograms of THC per ML of blood, HAS BEEN TOTALLY KILLED IN COMMITTEE!! Great job and congratulations to the lobbying team that accomplished this, some unpaid – I should add. Please let everyone know this is not a free pass to smoke while driving, though, as without a new law, the old “Zero tolerance” policy is still in place. Still, that’s better than an automatic THC DUI when you are not even feeling buzzed at all at 5 nanograms. That’s six times the bill has been killed now, because it’s a stupid law in the first place to make criminals out of people who are doing just fine. We also learned Colorado voters may get to decide the amount of tax on recreational marijuana, and a Boulder-ite former NASA engineer designed an all-inclusive lockable “Colorado Grow Box” that looks really cool to make growing easier and is A64 compliant.

In “Curing” news: Corri Yelland, a woman who had stage 4 Colon Cancer, is now speaking out that she cured herself using Rick Simpson’s oil. Thanks to Rick and Christian, another life was saved. Viva la Oil! We also learned that “Sativex”, which is basically our Vitamin Cannabis oil in inhaler form put out by a British pharmaceutical company, was rescheduled by the U.K.’s Ministry of Health because it “has a low potential for abuse”. Between Marinol, Sativex, or just plain ol’ Cannabis, I’ll take God’s natural green herb any day. :-)

Overall, the 4/20 weekend in Denver was a trail blazing success!! I need a day or two more to recover :-) :-) :-)  I saw in a U.K. news outlet the headline “80,000 smoke cannabis in Denver 4/20″ and would like more people to see headlines like that, instead of ones about the shooting. Early word is the shooting was gang related and had nothing to do with the rally or cannabis. We’re still sad the violence dampened what would have been a perfect weekend, but please view the video and help me spread the positive message about what really went down in Denver on 4-20-2013, a Historical Gathering for the proponents of the most wonderful plant in the world: Cannabis! Amen~

Viva la evolucion! Hope to see you all again soon,

Kyle

Capn Cannabis

 

Happy 4/20!

It’s April 14th, 2013. The month of 4-20-2013. It’s going to be epic. :-)

There is no ticket needed to the 420 Rally in Civic Center Park on Saturday 4-20, where more people will gather to celebrate cannabis freedom by toking at 4:20 PM than ever before in history. I hope to see you all there… :-)

I’m sorry to say that tickets to the High Times Cannabis Cup are now SOLD OUT in all forms – and are going for 5 to 10 times the ticket price online. I bought my tickets for $35 thanks to Dr. Thurstone, a prohibitionist who published an anti-marijuana article in a local Denver paper, and the web version had a link to purchase tickets to the high times cup. I will be using my two tickets on Sunday with Hemp Girl, and we hope to have a grand time, although I will be the only one smoking as she is still breast feeding our kids. If you see us be sure to say “hello” and I’ll share a toke!

Literally, there is too much going on with Colorado’s Cannabis legality to go into too many details; the waters are still murky, but a clear picture will soon emerge. In the meantime, I am super happy Colorado residents can grow cannabis legally and are no longer in fear of arrest for an ounce or less of marijuana. The freedoms we enjoy are unique to our state.

To those who have recently questioned whether Colorado will “suffer” from legalization, our business index is rising, companies are moving here because of our legality, and our market continues to create jobs. There are hundreds of ancillary business successes, and overall the cannabis trade is keeping our economy strong in a recession. Strange how the facts don’t add up to the scare tactics.

Cannabis is still medicine, even though recreational use is now legal. :-) We have heard from an epilepsy patient who let us know he has been treating himself for years with cannabis edibles and oils and they are the only thing that works to keep his seizures down. It just goes to show, what doesn’t work for someone may work very well for another person. I can’t wait for the day when we know for sure, based on testing of 1,000 or more people, which strain and what cannabinoids do what. It will be a blessing to us all…

In the meantime, the “vertical integration” laws that helped put me and thousands of other cannabusiness out of the industry, will most likely be thrown out. The HB 1284 regulation said that cannabis dispensaries must grow 70% of their own weed. It meant thousands of dollars in costs, because some dispensaries never grew their own weed, but had several growers who supplied their product. The government put them out of business, and now that they’re gone, and less than a hundred dispensary owners are left, the regulations are gone. I don’t think the “regulations” were even designed to “regulate”- they were designed to “eliminate” competition for the Perfect Corporations business to succeed. Maybe with Vertical Integration, and the 70/30 rule gone, more opportunity will arise for SMALL Colorado Cannabusinesses who truly care about patients’ needs and don’t sell “winterized” butane hash. But on a positive note it looks like Colorado voters will get to decide how much tax will be added to cannabis retail sales. I’m guessing the voters will keep the tax low :-)

I’ll be sure to write again just after 4-20 to let you know how it all went, and go to a rally for cannabis legality wherever you are – and share in the moment – when we honor those who have come before us – whom have fought for this plant.

Happy 4-20-2013!!

-Capn Cannabis

 

P.S.  David LaGoy, “Damien” passed away on March 22nd 2013. His courage helped pave the way for the medical marijuana community we have in Colorado today, and all dispensaries should realize Damien is the reason they can operate, after he sued to stop the state from only allowing 5 patients per caregiver. When he won, and caregivers could have hundreds of patients, the true Green Rush began. Dispensaries popped up all over Denver, began paying taxes and becoming accepted, and they were so entrenched by the time anyone wanted to do anything about it that we still have them today. We all owe David a lot. I thank him – and may he be remembered always. Rest in Love David LaGoy.

 

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