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Happy April 2015 everyone!!

So the events of 4-20 are over- and oh my! What a week it was! From the President being on Sanjay Gupta’s CNN doc Weed 3, to the High Times Cannabis Cup, to the Saturday 420 festival, to the political rally on actual 4-20-2015 on Monday- it was epic times in Colorado! I hope you had fun wherever you were this 420!!

On Saturday I visited the 420 Marijuana event in Civic Center park- it was well attended and I looked at cannabis wares from all over the country- including sea shell and sea urchin pipes, bamboo Gandalfs, and great glass pieces too unique to even try to describe! Devin the Dude played pot songs while people toked and shopped the booths, and a great time was had by all. On Sunday it was the High Times Cannabis Cup- which was epic in itself for people from out of state (the pot plants were placed in an area specifically to take photos with this year) but a memo from the MED (the pot cops) did put a damper on the event as no dispensaries were allowed to transfer their weed to their booths to give away- like they had in past years. So less free pot, but more vendors, giveaways, and great glass!

On Monday, the actual 4-20 day I took my camera to the capital building for the traditional political 420 rally and had a great time. The spirit of Ken Gorman was strong. I toked at the 4:20 pm moment and it was very uplifting for all of us who had been to rallies before legality, to see the beautiful thing legality has become in Colorado. I edited and just released the video from the event, please check it out here:
http://youtu.be/xHLNCOJYCw4

In major news that I actually saw talked about by Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie Perez on the View (Rosie Perez mentions the GVMT Patent on cannabis as a medicine- you go girl!), our activist friend, Shona Banda, is in some legal trouble causing national headlines. My fiancé and I met her and bought her wonderful book “Live Free or Die” (a great read- pick it up!) at the Denver “Vitamin Cannabis” premier here in Colorado.  Shona is also interviewed by Christian Laurette for the (hopefully) upcoming Run from the Cure 2 Movie “Run 2 the Cure” and is featured in the trailer:
https://youtu.be/Qv8yxuv6e1w

In the non-compassionate state of Kansas, where Shona lives, her son was at school attending a DARE educational presentation made by a member of the police department. The officer apparently spouted some pretty severe horseshit comments about marijuana and Shona’s son, having seen marijuana medicine save her life, spoke up against the officer and offered his own version of the benefits of the cannabis plant to the students. This, for some reason, angered the officer- who detained the son and ordered a search of Shona’s home- where some cannabis and cannabis oil she uses as medicine was found. Her son was taken from her by Kansas authorities, and she is now facing felony charges and the loss of custody of her son permanently. All this because her son dared to speak the truth- and she lives about 50 miles east of the border to Colorado- where this all would have been laughed away. Shona’s legal defense has been funded above its current need- but if you want to donate still to her defense fund please do so here because this may be a key court case for patients’ rights nationwide:
http://www.gofundme.com/rw8p88r

We at the vitamin cannabis team wish Shona nothing but positive thoughts and the best outcome for her and her family in all this. Ironically- today in the paper- Colorado’s legislature has approved a bill that will allow schools and parents to administer marijuana medicines on school premises if it is doctor recommended. This fixes the problem of kids who need CBD and THC blends but whose parents are forced to pick them up and cross the street to give them their life saving and life enabling meds. So in Kansas they arrest a mother and take her child over cannabis. In Colorado- we give it to them in schools- and it works. Amazing the difference a few miles can make…

In more Colorado news, 60,000 pot plants are in “quarantine”- and some were “destroyed” (read: someone took them home but said they threw them away) in Denver over banned pesticide use. The warehouse grows are inundated with bugs- and it takes some serious pesticides and work to control them. Lazy growers have been using pesticides that are toxic to humans when the bud is smoked- only now is the city of Denver cracking down on it. Some of the nutrients/pesticides in question are not all that bad- some are downright toxic and never should be used. I’m glad the city is taking these steps to curb the bad players out, but it still hurts to see cannabis plants “destroyed.” If testing comes back negative for toxicity, the plants will be allowed to be sold. I’ll let ya know in a future newsletter…

And speaking of updates, the $100 million dollar lawsuit over the RSHO toxic test results is being settled and I watched the video of the lab owner explaining how the mistake was made. We’ll see more “apology” videos from other players in the debacle shortly. In other CBD news- Realm of Caring has their product “Charlotte’s oil” available on Amazon.com for the first time. A milestone for the group and it offers hope to those suffering in non-compassionate states. Though I will still state: grow your own if you can in a legal state’s setting- it’s the best way to ensure your supply of medicine doesn’t get interrupted.

Congratulations to all the CBD groups, Phoenix Tears groups, and 420 event planners and attenders who made this 4-20-2015 the greatest one for Cannabis ever!! I thank you for bringing a green tear to my eyes :-) We’re reclaiming the freedom that God gave us!

Blessings and positive thoughts and energy your way-

Capn Cannabis
Kyle Marsh
April 29th 2015

 

Folks, 60 Minutes just did a special segment on Colorado’s first year of marijuana legality and they announced “The Sky hasn’t fallen.” In fact, our violent crime is down, road fatalities down, and even burglaries are down. Meanwhile, our economy is up… way up! The Ski resorts reported their best year ever, the economy was ranked #1 in the nation, and our #1 problem now is affordable housing for the thousands of people moving here. If San Francisco was a mecca in the 1960’s, Denver is the new city of hope and promise for both Marijuana Refugees seeking medicine, and the smartest and brightest of the up and coming generation, who have moved here for jobs and acceptance of their cannabis associated, or “plant based”, lifestyle. It’s going to be the Summer of the Love of Bud this year in the Mile High City. Won’t you join us for the Evolution? Come participate in the THC Test and Celebration :-)

But there are some Debbie Downers in the bunch, like the states of Oklahoma and Nebraska whose DA’s have chosen to sue the state of Colorado for our cannabis legality and the supposed problems it’s causing for the neighboring states. Personally, I think it’s a ridiculous lawsuit, and apparently so does a Republican State’s Rights supporting State Senator from one of the states, who has promised to join Colorado’s side if it goes to court. It’s hysterically funny. And John Suthers – a former enemy of cannabis – will now represent our state in the lawsuit and defend my right to use Cannabis. Ha Ha!! The prohibitionists used to rain shit down upon me and my band of cannabis merry makers; now the shit is being rained on them, as their fortress of bullshit collapses and I get to watch, while legally toking cannabis!

But Speaking of John Suthers, Colorado’s AG is going after a butane hash maker who blew up his house making shatter (wax, dabs) and is claiming he was making Cannabis Oil. Constitutionally I’m on the oil guy’s side, but I’m not in favor of butane hash oil and it certainly is not the same thing as Phoenix Tears, or my Vitamin Cannabis oil – which is made with ALCOHOL. The City of Denver legally recognizes her citizens’ right to make the oil in small batches using Alcohol, which will not blow up as easily as butane. But now, due to a comma written into the bill, John Suthers is arguing that all cannabis oil production is banned, regardless of method and cutting agents used. If he’s found right, it makes the Denver ordinance null and void because cannabis oil would become illegal on the state level.

Now I pray this doesn’t happen (so do thousands of refugees moving here just so they can legally make cannabis oil), and there is another bill in the state house that will attempt to make oil production illegal again. If it passes it will go to court again when an everclear oil manufacturer goes to a jury trial. It is ridiculous that even after legality I’m still facing the loss of my rights to make cannabis oil out of cannabis I grow myself. That’s the only way I can control the quality and to force me to buy it from a shop is ridiculous, monopolistic, and immoral. But, like I was famously told by the man implementing the laws, “Regardless of Morals, I have a business to run.” Those laws benefit big business, not patients or people. To make laws to prevent sick people from getting medicine from anyone is insane.

Lastly, the 2015 420 Rally in Denver will be on Saturday 4-18 and Sunday 4-19 this year- as far as being an official city permitted event. Another rally and march will still take place on Monday 4-20, around the capital, but only this march/event will be unpermitted, and illegal; a spontaneous (though planned) “Gathering of the People”, and that is just how the event started! The 420 events I attended in the past were never permitted by the city and the cops allowed us to congregate, begrudgingly, and quickly moved us out of the park and made arrests numerous times. There were years with 200 people, and years with a couple thousand. After activist Ken Gorman’s death, the rally became a meeting point for the minds that would legalize cannabis in Colorado soon after, just as Ken had told me before he was killed. Legality of cannabis has been a blessing to many and it all went down just the way he said it would. Now, in 2015, one year into what can only be described as a smashing success to cannabis legality, to see the event unpermitted by the city and in true original form again, it brings a tear to my eye and you know damn well I’ll be at the capital in Denver on 4-20-2015 to celebrate Cannabis, Ken Gorman, and Colorado’s first strike victory in the war on the drug I love: Kaneh Bosm.

My family and I had a wonderful Christmas. We hope you all are having a wonderful start to your new year. Positive thoughts to you and yours,

Kyle Marsh
January 2015

P.S. In Ken’s honor, let me leave you with his favorite phrase: “Keep on Smokin’ them joints!”

Howdy from the Spooky wild wild west of Denver, Colorado, folks! The all hallows eve and reformation day celebrations are in full swing this week. The Vitamin Cannabis Team and I wish you a safe and spooky Halloween 2014! :-)

In less scary news (unless you hate weed) it is JUDGEMENT DAY for Cannabis as a schedule one narcotic in this country. A single Circuit Court Judge holds our fate – so send positive energy to her in California – as she decides whether or not evidence exists to support a rescheduling of Cannabis. IF – and it’s a big IF – she sides with God and morality and says pot should be rescheduled, the federal government will immediately appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States of America. The Supreme Court can then choose to hear the case, and decide if an order to reschedule should go out, or they can “Back Door” cannabis rescheduling in the same way that gay marriage was actually legalized in all the states: by refusing to hear the case, thus validating the lower circuit court’s ruling. Now I’m no legal expert, but that is my understanding of the situation, and it gives cause for hope that eventually we can get this wonderful plant out of its ridiculous status in the federal drug scheduling.

If you’re just now hearing about CBD, then be proud you are first to hear about CBG, the new cannabinoid creating serious buzz as a tumor fighter and, also, one of the new cannabinoids that most labs can test for. For those of you in lucky states that still allow private personal cannabinoid testing, you can now see where your CBG levels are, in addition to THC and CBD. A friend of Vitamin Cannabis recently e-mailed me links to high CBG oil which is starting to appear in the more progressive, compassionate states. We are eager to see the results of the new CBG heavy strains and concentrates and their ability to break up difficult tumors. Look for CBG to start appearing in places near you!

There is a new $100 Million lawsuit against a private caregiver, a testing lab and its owner, and a second testing lab regarding a CBD product legally available and sold online. The Vitamin Cannabis team has received reports of numerous CBD oils sold online either being inactive (did nothing) or, in some case, caused extreme gastrointestinal distress or other harsh reactions including vomiting. We were attempting to have the oil tested ourselves when a ban on testing blocked us. We still managed to obtain the toxic test results, but did not post them to our site. I would like to say we would have had no involvement with this except for numerous people reporting and asking us for help in determining if the product was safe, and the company (when I contacted them directly at the cannabis cup) would not reveal where the hemp came from, or offer up toxicity tests of its own, which led to the underground movement to determine the safety of the product for human consumption. The company is pissed that it was revealed the stuff was potentially toxic and is now suing several good people who do not deserve the lawsuit.

Now this is all going to get hashed out in court (pun totally intended), but what we hope the overall result becomes is that the CBD oil’s producers be required to provide evidence the oil is safe, and its origins. I’m not saying the CBD oil products sold online by a wide variety of companies are all unsafe, but I am saying I would like the companies to be honest about where the hemp came from, how it was treated, and what the other ingredients are in the oil. The fact a company would sue people trying to determine a products safety after repeated people complained of bad reactions, I think, says the most about whether you should trust some of the products offered online.

http://mmjbusinessdaily.com/medical-marijuana-inc-files-100m-lawsuit-over-false-claims/

To see the MOST HOPEFUL news story I have seen on the THC heavy cancer curing oil, please follow this link to see TEAM LANDON’s story in more detail. I can’t help but feel this is the first of many stories that will break into the main stream media and further the Phoenix Tears story. Sierra and Landon have been through so much- but to see the results- on the news- brings real tears to my eyes. It’s happening, folks, and thanks to brave people like TEAM LANDON, the truth will prevail! :-)

http://www.koaa.com/news/news-5-investigates-mother-claims-cannabis-cured-son-s-cancer/

Lastly, I’d like to thank all the people who have personally contacted me the last month with links to information, videos, test results, politics, and breaking news regarding the cannabis movement. It was my 34th birthday October 9th and, while I am blessed with a beautiful and wonderful family, I also received a karmactic birthday present. An old friend stopped by with a new strain called “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Weed” that looks and smells just like THC filled buds, but this new strain has 15% CBD and less than .03% THC. It grows 4 feet tall and bushy; no 14 foot hemp plants. Sticky as all hell and some of the best weed I’ve seen. Only professionals and cannabis connoisseurs would be able to tell “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Weed” from high cannabis THC; I can’t imagine law enforcement officials worldwide will be able to tell it’s not THC weed. That creates an enforcement issue in the near future, and is one more beacon of light in the dark indicating Hemp/Cannabis is about to go legal worldwide. I was blessed to receive a quarter ounce of the “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Weed” for my birthday, thanks CBD Bill. It was fantastic!

I’ll leave you all with some pictures of the new CBD strain that can be legally grown and transported anywhere Hemp is legal! Tell me it’s not high THC stuff :-). Click for full size images.

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Have a safe and happy Halloween!
Kyle Marsh
Capn Cannabis
October 31th, 2014

 

We lost two patients this past month and, though it is hard, we have provided relief at the end. To the families of Patient M and Patient C: our thoughts and prayers are with you. Even in our compassionate state, often we don’t have enough time, and God has other plans for his angels. Patients M and C are with the vibration of God and Love now, and the Vitamin Cannabis team sheds tears for them. God bless the children.

To that end, folks, the Phoenix Tears regimen can be done alongside chemo and radiation. There is no need to stop treatment to try the tears (though chemo and radiation can go bad quickly, so I would be careful). The most successful approaches involve the cannabis oil combined with good traditional medical care. I would like to see caregivers, like myself, get patients before they become stage 4. I reiterate my offer to treat any child with cancer in the state of Colorado with 3 grams of Phoenix Tears oil at no cost.

On a positive note, Patient J – a stage 4 Ovarian Cancer survivor – will hit 5 years since diagnosis in February of next year. We may be jumping the gun a bit, but a chance encounter in a pizza shop where information about Phoenix Tears was dispensed has led to her not only surviving this long, but thriving. She is currently on 2.3 grams daily (almost 2000 MG of Cannabinoid POWER!) and is past the point of the “tireds” and has energy once again. Some would say too much energy :-). She and her husband are now caregivers themselves and that makes me very happy. :-).

Staying on the positive energy this time, folks, with the music of Tom Petty’s “U Get Me High”, Jake Bugg’s “Lightning Bolt”, and Kacey Musgrave’s “Follow Your Arrow” playing on my headphones as I type this message to you. I’ve watched Aronofsky’s “Noah”, a brilliant film “Snowpiercer”, and went semi-old school with “Idiocracy.” I’m feeling the vibrations of the planet, watching the chemtrails and laughing, and practicing basic Cannabis Alchemy – which has very complicated and fantastic results!! I’m sending positive vibes your way right now~~~ :-).

I’ve been reading the Shulgin’s TIHKAL book, which is amazing :-). And I got ready for the experience by reading Tom Wolfe’s “Electric Kool Aid Acid Test” which was also amazing! I see a little of the Merry Prankster’s spirit in the Vitamin Cannabis team. Aldous Huxley’s “Doors of Perception” opened my mind further and, as Bill Hick’s would say, I had my 3rd eye squeegeed quite clear :-)

What I’m seeing now are things I was told I’d never see, like pot being legal in my home state, my kids growing up bold and beautiful, and Colorado’s economy was just named the strongest in America by a major business publication. It’s because of pot, people!

Soon Marijuana will be legal in all areas and the medicine will be available to those who are suffering. Help will arrive in time. Relief is on the way, just hang in there and stay positive until the waves of change sweep through your area.

I’ve realized it’s a choice to stay positive through all this and I urge you to choose with me to stay moral, stay hopeful, stay risky, and stay full of life.  This bowl is to the souls and spirits.

Capn Cannabis
August 2014

Hello folks!

The 4th of July experience in Colorado was ridiculous!! It seems, for some strange reason, that a lot of people had a bunch of extra money lying around in cash they decided to spend on fireworks. My kids and I were treated to many fireworks shows going off in all neighborhoods of the city despite the fireworks ban. The smell of sulfur in the air, the loud pops and booms, the bright lights of exploding colored flames in the sky. Legality of marijuana hasn’t brought the devil to Denver just yet.  In fact recent reports indicate our violent crime, suicide, and drunk driving fatality rates are all down. Those are all reasons to be extra happy this independence day; and many were celebrating Cannabis independence too!

New numbers are in showing Colorado tourism hit 17.3 Billion dollars. A NEW STATE RECORD!! Our ski slope communities saw considerable gains, our tax coffers have been filled, and even a former PRISON in Brush, CO may be turned into a Cannabis grow facility!!

Nationally, “Charlotte’s Bill” rescheduling Hemp and CBD may become law federally, NY is advancing its CBD and medical marijuana bills, and Oregon will vote this year on Recreational Marijuana. Also from the Big Apple: the New York Times editorialized the end of Marijuana Prohibition and it led to jokes on the Tonight show, but also an acceptance that legality and rescheduling is coming in the very near future.

New legal limits for recreational marijuana in Colorado set at 10 mg per serving are forcing many edibles manufacturers out of business, as the state has said that 100 mg total per edible must be divided into 10 mg portions (to help avoid over-intoxication, they say.) This new law means a medicated potato chip manufacturer who used to sell bags of THC infused olive oil drenched potato chips in 100 mg bags would now have to separate the bag of chips into 10 different bags with only 3 chips in each bag inside a larger bag containing all 10 bags of 3 chips. Instead of continuing to make THC infused chips, this manufacturer has folded up shop. The costs and pain in the ass factor of following this regulation once again favors big business models who can afford the testing and packaging required to produce edibles for recreational use in Colorado. This only affects recreational users, this does not affect Colorado Medical Marijuana patients

But back to positive notes:
On a recent trip to our excellent amusement park in the heart of the city, Elitch Gardens, which I’ve gone to since I was a child, I was blessed to overhear a conversation behind me in line from a young woman from South Carolina expressing to her friend just how shocked she was to smell cannabis being consumed everywhere in the city (even in line for a roller coaster, or immediately after the rush as I witnessed the guy in front of me do). She was happy about it – thrilled, in fact – and her friends just laughed as she said, “Do you know what would happen in South Carolina if you smoked pot in line at an amusement park? The cops would be on you in a heartbeat!” Her male friend added (erroneously) “You can hit a bowl in front of a cop here and they can’t do shit.” (Not true; do not do it!)

We have many exciting things we are working on currently and we hope to have more good news coming soon. In the meantime, thanks once again to Rick Simpson and Christian Laurette for all they have done. We are all truly blessed to be working with this Cannabis oil.

Positive thoughts everyone’s way!

Capn Cannabis July 31st 2014

Happy first week of summer to everyone receiving this message!! May the geomagnets “shift” in your favor during the coming times…

We here in the wild wild west are blessed in our state of compassion. Our crime rates are down, our quality of life up, and our spirits high. If it weren’t for a giant supervolcano just to our north, I would say move here. Hell, move here anyways… :-)

To reiterate our earlier offer: I will personally provide, for free, 3 grams of our Cannabis Oil to the parents of any child under 18 with cancer of any kind. No waiting lists, no doctor visits, just 3 grams of the oil. With 3 kids receiving treatment currently we are hopeful that we can aid those most vulnerable and most in need.  Knowing what some of these kids have already gone through already is astonishing, I imagine a few chemo/radiation treatments, maybe a dozen or so in extreme cases. Try 100’s. By the time I am seeing these kids modern medicine has radiated and dissected them so many times the child and the parents are ready for it to be over. It’s sad. Yet with the Phoenix Tears there is always hope. We need to get to a point where the cannabis oil is the first option tried, instead of what I’m seeing done to these children.

That being said, if you are in a position yourself as a cannabis oil maker, or cannabis juicer, or cannabis tincture manufacturer, please support our offer by making one of your own to those around you. Even just a verbal offer to those around you may yield surprising results. 3 grams to any kid under 18 for free is all I’m asking. When the oil works to cure just one of these kids on death’s door, other parents will try the oil earlier and some kids will avoid suffering altogether in the not so distant future. Please help the Vitamin Cannabis team and Save the Children first if you are in a position to do so.

In Cannabis spirituality news, the Christian Church of Cannabis in Canada won a huge court ruling citing Kaneh Bosm as a religious oil mentioned in the ancient bibles, and suddenly went from a dozen members to 20,000 applicants! Congratulations to the Church, the Vitamin Cannabis team believes in the Kaneh Bosm as well, and like Bill Hicks said, “Isn’t making a plant that grows naturally everywhere on the planet illegal a little bit, unnatural? It’s like saying God made a mistake.” Cannabis was meant to grow everywhere as God intended. Some of us are righting a great wrong and growing God’s plant again… :-)

So also in Canada, Kitty litter??? The government orders patients to destroy pot they grew themselves with kitty litter so they can then be forced to buy shitty Canadian government weed?? Is this a real story?? Seriously?? Talk about the “Perfect Corporation” taking over a country… damn!! I still hope this story isn’t real and none of this happened. My favorite comment from a Canadian was this “Yeah, I’ll destroy the organic weed I grew myself. I just won’t use kitty litter. I’ll burn the weed, one bowl at a time in my pipe.” Please someone from Canada contact me and tell me you can still legally grow your own weed up there, eh?

In Pharmaceutical news, the number of patents on cannabinoids and their uses keep going up, and the government still has no explanation for patent 6630507 that first made it obvious someone knew about the properties of the cannabis oil way back in 1990’s, if not earlier. There is also evidence a big pharma company I won’t name is responsible for releasing the fake cannabinoid product “Spice” which has killed people worldwide and here in Colorado. No word on how it went from a big pharma corporate lab to a street drug with the big company still owning the patent…

Yet a man in Texas faces life in prison for making pot brownies because the cops are counting the flour and cocoa as if it were pot itself. Also, in separate news, the FBI says it may overlook pot smoking in applications in the future to attract better talent. Good for you, FBI. I’m still not applying… crazy times.

On a patient update, a stage four ovarian cancer patient of ours “Patient J” has had her cancer balled up in a microscopic lump that has to be biopsied to prove it’s cancerous, after completing a 60 gram cannabis reset. This duplicates the results of Patient X who had colon cancer and had the same thing happen. We theorize CBG (the tumor fighter) may be able to break up these small lumps (less than the size of a quarter), but surgery can do it too. It’s interesting to see that twice now, we have evidence of 60 grams of the Phoenix Tears oil entering the body of a stage 4 cancer patient, and, over time, eliminating the cancer and rounding up the microscopic remnants into a small lump easily dealt with by doctors. Phenomenal results! Congratulations to patient J on a massively successful reset. She will remain on higher doses of Vitamin Cannabis pills (self-made now – how odd that so many of my former patients have now become growers themselves :-)) to ward away future reoccurrence of the disease. I will update on the status of the lump, but we are blessed to have been a part of Patient J’s story and hope many more are to come… :-)

As I mentioned earlier, crime statistics in Denver are down despite legality of the Devil’s weed marijuana (I called it God’s plant earlier, didn’t I…) I would like to also add that the drunk driver who went the wrong way on the highway and killed marijuana activist Jenny Kush (mother of 4) was sentenced to 10 years in jail and will probably be out sooner. This means Jenny’s kids may not be out of school by the time her murderer is released. The woman was apologetic, and 10 years is a long time to serve, but it seems to me we tolerate injustice when it comes to alcohol and over-justice when it comes to pot. We’ve lost so much to booze. For Jenny, I hope many young people choose the bud instead of the beer…

Police in neighboring states to Colorado have begun regarding our Green and White Colorado license plates as wearing the “Green Badge of Courage” when driving around in other states. It seems Coloradans are being pulled over at a rate “higher” than usual – no pun intended – whilst outside the Rocky Mountain High state. Many Coloradans – both in the cannabis industry and not in it – are proud of our state regardless of our pot legality. It’s a great place and people are overall happy here. I see no reason to leave, and I wear my “Green Badge of Courage” proudly while driving around the Mile High City.

One last piece of information to release: the CBD oil for Draven’s and Epilepsy (and potentially Autism) is a ratio of 18 CBD to 2 THC, or approximately 50 mg of CBD for every 6 mg of THC. These appear to be the batches that will not get the kids “high” at all but still provide benefits. Other CBD oils can work as well with different ratios, but it’s a good target if you are looking for the CBD stuff. I, personally, am only a fan of our high THC batches, but am well aware of what is happening with CBD. On that note, a heads up: BE EXTREMELY WARY of CBD products sold online as we are seeing nasty test results confirming many of those batches are toxic. We do believe CBD oil sold online is made from toxic Chinese Hemp waste material and testing has confirmed heavy toxins presence in the oil. Just throwing it out there for those of you who may need this kind of detail in the Cannabis Alchemy you are practicing. Good luck to you, my kindred spirits :-). I wish you all the best this coming first month of summer.

Viva la evolucion, viva la oil,

Capn Cannabis
cannabischorus@gmail.com

Howdy folks from the wild wild west!

Denver, the Mile Legally High city was in full marijuana rebellion spirit over the 4-20 weekend and it has taken me this long to recover to write the recap! I had a great time, and though “the filthy white lines that the airplanes leave behind” did their best to rain out our 4-20 celebration it did little to dampen the dank times we all had.

I started my Saturday April 19th at the High Times Cannabis Cup. Parking was a nightmare; cars from NY, Alaska, MS, MI, RI and even Canadian license plates! Fortunately, I had friends leaving who gave me their spot, so Hemp Girl and I were able to be in the recreational marijuana section of the Cannabis Cup at 4:20 PM. To my surprise, I was one of just a few people commemorating the moment. I brought a little of our Jack Herer strain grown from seed to have a special toke to Jack, Ken Gorman, and the others who are with us in spirit, watching this all happen. From there we walked around the huge venue and marveled at all the out-of-staters and international visitors to the cup whose wide eyes were easy to spot. There were a few booths (of the 500!) that had actual growing marijuana plants on display. Many event goers paused to touch the plant leaves, and nervously squeeze a bud. These were the first pot plants these people had ever touched. They took cell phone photos, posed, and I’ll never forget the smiles on their faces as they had their plant cherries popped. I take for granted the fact I’ve now worked with tens of thousands of pot plants; seen them, held them, trimmed them, loved them… For people in other parts of the world, working hands on with a cannabis plant would still get them prison time. For me, it gets me a legal paycheck…or at least it used to :-).

Although I have spoken at the Ken Gorman Memorial 4-20 Marijuana Legalization Rally the past two years (it has been a great honor), this was the first year the rally was not named in Ken Gorman’s honor, and it was the first year a private commercial events company took over the running of the rally. Many longtime activists like myself were excluded from speaking at this year’s event, mainly due to the fact that my speeches from the past two years – if given this year – would have caused the event organizers to lose their permits, as I would have encouraged illegal civil disobedience from the crowd by asking them to “take a toke to their freedom.” So when I woke up 4-20-2014 and suddenly felt Ken Gorman’s spirit urging me to head to Civic Center Park anyways, I loaded my bowl and headed downtown. After passing through security, and posing under a large sign reading “Public Marijuana Use is illegal”, which was forced by the city of Denver, for a photo op, I merged into the center of the crowd. I got out my bowl, but paused for a second as the spirit of Ken was strong around me. I put the pot away and got out my camera and began taking video of the crowd – right as three Denver Police Officers made their way right to me! In past rallies, the police could not walk through the crowd. Not so this year; the police were attempting to bust me for smoking my pipe with cannabis at the 420 marijuana rally, but since I had no pipe in my hand there was nothing they could do but retreat back into the crowd, which parted like a sea to let them out. It’s an entertaining video I’ll use in Vitamin Cannabis 2 :-).

After the incident, I was handed a joint by a fellow rally goer next to me and it was the lone time all 4-20 weekend I smoked pot with a stranger. It was not like that in the past, we all used to smoke together. This year was not as political, not as revolutionary, not a big deal at all – even though it was a big deal!! It’s strange to see this all as “normal” now when we used to be labeled and targeted for our beliefs that cannabis was harmless and should be legal. We used to be chased out of the park; now we were herded into it. Another stage was set up – I heard later – that had a political element, but with the music stage blasting tunes it was difficult to focus on anything other than the main stage. During B.O.B.’s performance at 4:20 PM 4-20-2014, I felt Ken Gorman and Jack Herer smiling down on all of us. 10,000 gathered in a park smoking cannabis at the same time. It was different this 4-20 for sure, but it was still epic, amazing and something to behold. I think back to the early rallies with just a few hundred brave souls. I’ll tell my kids about those days because they will never be seen again…

In local news, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra has announced three BYOC events, with the BYOC standing for “Bring Your Own Cannabis.” It seems the orchestra is about to go into financial ruin and these concerts are a last ditch effort to bring a newer younger audience to the traditional stuffy class of concert going people. Many tuxedo wearing old school orchestra supporters are pissed, but let’s be honest, there aren’t a lot of them left. If the symphony doesn’t do something to bring in new people, it won’t be around. So even though many “letters to the editor” of our local papers decry the symphony head for these BYOC concerts, many people are planning on attending and bringing their own cannabis to consume while listening to some epic music. I see no problem with Buds and Beethoven, or Symphony 420. :-)

In the “Piss Me Off” section of the newsletter: the Perfect Corporation has found a way to stop me from doing cannabinoid testing of our oils and cannabis. It’s not just me they are blocking, they have blocked all ordinary citizens from testing, including the parents of children who need the cannabis oil and use testing to ensure their kids are getting what they need. (See link here: http://www.denverpost.com/marijuana/ci_25688115/marijuana-testing-labs-barred-from-taking-samples-from). It is a sad act and there was a two page rant on why the Colorado State government is blocking testing that I had written, but, in the hopes of staying positive, I’m not going to include it. I’m just going to say I hope that testing from patients is restored in Colorado soon. Another caregiving friend has pointed me to a lab for you east coasters, though. So here is a link to them: knowyourgrow.co (NOT DOT COM!).

Lastly, regarding the ancient Hebrew anointing oil called “Kaneh Bosm.” For a long time now I have known the biblical references to a cannabis, myrrh and frankincense based oil known in the ancient Hebrew texts as Kaneh Bosm. I attended private Christian school through 6th grade, memorizing many sections of the Bible. I am also the 4th son of a Virginia minister who runs a large church program still to this day that reaches millions of people. I have always been a man of strong faith in God, a higher power, and the spirit of the earth that resides in, and connects us all. My 2 year old daughter is named Serafina Faith, after the Seraphim angels, and my faith in God.

When I began working with the phoenix tears oil I felt a strong holy presence while making the medicine. Then after Vitamin Cannabis was released the e-mails began, from people asking me if I knew I was releasing the secrets of the Knights of the Templar, and also from religious people asking about the Kaneh Bosm and implying the cannabis oil I was making was the same. In researching ancient religious texts, I discovered what they were saying had basis in fact. Written in ancient languages, a recipe for an oil that could extend life or even bring people back from near death. The Knights of the Templar existed for centuries, being sought out by kings and nobles for their life extending treatments. In the bible, Jesus uses the Kaneh Bosm to cure blindness and leprosy, both of which could be treated with large amounts of cannabis oil, or what we call today, the Phoenix Tears.

I felt so strongly the spiritual calling of the Kaneh Bosm I considered naming my consulting company after the sacramental oil, but not being of Jewish decent I wondered if that might be offensive to some. In talking with a fellow trimmer about the Kaneh Bosm, and my feelings that God is present when I’m making it, he casually mentioned he had heard many people discovering, through DNA testing, that they did in fact have Hebrew blood in them, even if they did not seem or “look” Jewish.

I have always felt connected to ancient Africa, Israel and connected greatly to American Indian Tribes, but like most mainly and obviously white people, it never occurred to me that we all might really have descended from the same place regardless of what we looked like. In Christian school they always told us we all came from Adam and Eve, and in my metaphysical studies the “All of Us Are One” mantra seemed to be saying the same thing: we all came from the same place. Could it be true?

So I decided I needed an answer; something in writing that would let me know once and for all where I came from, what blood and DNA flows through me. I sent away for a DNA test and a month later I found out the reason I felt so connected.  It is true, we are all one…

Below is a copy of my DNA test which shows very clearly that, despite what I look like, I am 3% African, 3% Native American, and 1% Jewish in addition to my 91% mainly European other influences.

If someone like myself can have origins 5,000 years ago in Africa and Israel, we all do! I’m not unique or special, we all are!! We are all God’s children; from our DNA to our bones to the blood that flows through us. What reverberates through me, reverberates through you, reverberates through all of us. The vibration of life stemming from long ago still runs through these veins.

I’m glad I discovered where I came from, so many moons prior. I would urge you all to look into DNA testing to find your origins. Find out why you feel the way you do.

We really are all one; we really are all connected. We really all came from the same place. Now if we could just get ourselves back to the garden again… :-)

May the blessings of peace, love, and beauty embrace your life…

Positive thoughts to you all.
Kyle Marsh May, 2014

Folks, the Vitamin Cannabis team has been having a little fun lately using a book called “Cannabis Alchemy” from 1974 – and attempting to make a 99% THC “Shatter” or Wax, as it’s called here in the Mile High city. I’ve included the test results here: The goal is to make a pure THC shatter- then I’m going to eat it and “Trip THC.” We came damn close- making a shatter that reached 82% THC and 7% CBD- for an 89.5% batch. The Shatter- when “dabbed” is the most amazing high I’ve had- like being back in high school again. We have put our 99% experiments on hold while we continue to focus on Cannabis Oil Phoenix Tears batches to cure people and extend lives; which, by the way, we also have a new test of – and not surprisingly – we hit 83% Cannabinoid content! (We usually hit 80% for what I consider to be actual “Phoenix Tears” medicine.) You can see the results below (end of newsletter/update). What was surprising, however, was our 3% CBN rating! It’s the highest CBN we have hit in a batch of the Tears. Ideally, testing could lead to specific oil’s with specific cannabinoids for specific diseases. If the big pharma companies don’t synthesize or illegalize the Cannabinoids, then release their proprietary medicine on their own.  The “Perfect Corporation” is trying to put the brakes on our amateur alchemist testing- so I don’t know how many more tests I’ll be able to bring you all as the laws are changing to protect big companies- but I’ll keep trying, folks…please buy a movie if you can- there are only 40 left of the 100 I made and your support keeps our testing going.

I am blessed to be in Colorado and have access to a team of growers who provide me with the best medicine available on earth. I’m not bragging, I’m just in Colorado! To that end, I came across a Harlequin made Phoenix Tears oil medicine and, wanting to try a true “CBD High”, I took 1.5 grams and put it into capsules and took it – over 1000 mg of CBD and 420 MG of THC – and I must say it was amazing!! It was like taking a high level pain pill but without the “medicine head” the pain pills leave you with. I was functional, happy, getting stuff done, and a little bit high as well, but in a good way. There were no ill effects to taking over 1000 mg of CBD at once, and I must say I would do 1000 mg of CBD every day of my life if I could. It was that good.

To make sure my CBD experiment was valid- the next week I took 1.5 grams of our traditional 80% THC Phoenix Tears medicine – 1000 MG of THC with very little CBD. I was GONE!! Too high!! I could do it again, but it would have to be spread out across the day, not all at once. I felt great the next few days, but I would not repeat my 1000 MG of THC in one dose experiment without using a heavy CBD blend to counteract the severe high I felt, or some citicoline. I basically had a mild THC trip on just the oil – which I’ve done before, but never all at once. It leads me to believe that a more balanced blend of THC/CBD oil could be the miracle panacea we are all searching for- and we are starting to see these blends available in Colorado. My experience was phenomenal on the CBD/THC blend. I was just too high on the THC pill. For curing cancer, though, I wouldn’t mind being a little high. :-)

On a sad note, activist Roland A. Duby – AKA Ronnie Smith – a Cancer Cure activist who helped edit the last Jack Herer’s “Emperor Wears No Clothes” book and treated over 300 people with cannabis oil himself, lost his long battle with leukemia and passed into the next realm in early April. I never met Ronnie personally, but early on in the Vitamin Cannabis story when there was no one supporting us and our claims other than Rick Simpson and Christian Laurette, I received an e-mail from Roland. He offered support, resources, answered questions, and passed on good karma to our team. We picked up a copy of “Emperor Wears No Clothes” and found his name in it – and my whole team was a little relieved that some people in America were aware of what we were doing. It offered us some protection – we felt – that others knew. Besides Christian and Rick, Roland was our only support in the beginning. Ronnie didn’t have to write those e-mails to me during a dark time for us. But he did- and I’m thankful for them to this day. Roland: this 4:20 PM bowls to you…and the positive change you affected in your lifetime. Viva la evolucion, Brother…

Everyone please have a happy, safe, epic, and wonderful 4-20-2014! Take a toke to your freedom – and the freedom others don’t yet share. The battle is over in Colorado & Washington, but the Drug War Soldiers still have work to do – the War is not won. If you are coming to Colorado for the festivities, I’ll see you at the Cannabis Cup. :-) Viva la evolucion, viva la oil!!

Kyle Marsh
Capn Cannabis
Denver, CO- The Mile “Legally High” City
April 19th, 2014

 

 

Test results mentioned above (click to enlarge):

Shatter Test Results

Shatter Test Results

Phoenix Tears Test Results

Phoenix Tears Test Results

So much has happened in the last month, it is ridiculous. Despite all that I will inform you of, there is one thing that hasn’t yet happened. There is still a cancer wing at the children’s hospital where young children with cancer are being given chemotherapy and radiation treatments that cause them to lose their hair – and sometimes their lives. Meanwhile, I would face federal charges were I to approach those children’s parents and offer a potential cancer cure in the form of the phoenix tears medicine I know how to make. So though there is much to be happy about, and the epilepsy CBD cure (a version of the phoenix tears made by people I taught to make the tears years ago) is now on CNN and major news media, I am still not able to treat children with cancer and attempt to extend their lives. Until I can do this – or others do it – I will not consider the mission complete and I will continue to fight the “Perfect Corporation” forces that oppose this.

To the 2,000 epilepsy patients on the Marijuana Refugee waiting list in Colorado: I have tested an ordinary strain of widely available Canadian imported HEMP SEED OIL. And the test results should give people everywhere hope!!  Revealed in test results linked to at the end of the post – THERE IS .01 GRAMS OF CBD IN ORDINARY HEMP SEED OIL AVAILABLE LEGALLY EVERYWHERE! Which means, for epilepsy, Draven’s disease – and other diseases where the traditional THC heavy Cannabis Oil is not applicable – ORDINARY WHOLE FOODS/VITAMIN STORE/NATURAL GROCER PURCHASED HEMP SEED OIL MAY WORK!!! If you take a few ounces a day, of course. Might I suggest one ounce in a smoothie in the morning, and a couple more times throughout the day for a month, until you see results. 100 grams of ordinary Hemp seed oil (slightly less than 4 ounces) contains approximately as much CBD as one gram of the “charlotte’s web” oil. It’s a lot more hemp oil – I know – but if you can’t afford to be a “Marijuana Refugee” and come to a compassionate state to get the CBD strain oil – if you can even get it (there is a huge waiting list but other options do exist) – then please try the hemp oil in the meantime, it can only be positive.

Secondarily, Project CBD blessed the Vitamin Cannabis team with a strain called Lady Harlequin, which I took a year to grow and finally harvested two different samples. One test showed 15% CBD and 6% THC, and one test showed 14% CBD and 5% THC. Both are great results, but here is the CBD SECRET: they are from the same plant. The test with 14% CBD was harvested at 5 weeks, while the test with 15% CBD was harvested at 8 weeks. What this secret reveals is that if you are going for CBD, you can get twice the harvests in as regular 8 week cycle plants! In theory, and we will test this soon, high CBD cannabis strains could be harvested at 4 weeks – or even sooner – to get just the CBD without as much of the THC. Save yourself weeks when growing CBD strains, and keep the same ratio of CBD to THC! The test results for both are posted here. We would love to hear other feedback on this subject, but in the meantime, to growers out there, if you have CBD plants you do not need to wait a full 8 weeks if you are growing for CBD content!

Thirdly on CBD, there is mass confusion between the heavy CBD oil (which is on the Sanjay Gupta CNN specials and other major news media) that may cure epilepsy, Draven’s, and potentially autism, and the heavy THC “Phoenix Tears” medicine that may cure cancer, Alzheimer’s, and a host of other ailments. Add to the confusion the “Cannabis Juicers” movement who ingest thousands of milligrams of raw inactivated cannabis, and we have many different options for people to try to help themselves – all of which seem to work in slightly different ways. I am doing my best to guide folks down the different paths and I would encourage everyone to help others differentiate between the CBD Cannabis Oil and the THC Phoenix Tears oil. They are essentially the same oil, just made with a different variety of the hemp/cannabis plant.

Along those lines, Utah, Florida, and several other states just legalized the use of the CBD Cannabis oil as long as it has less than .03% THC in most cases. There are several ways to get this oil, but if you don’t have an emergency case please try the hempseed oil remedy in large amounts first – though I will say, thousands of parents are moving to Colorado to get access to medicine for their children. So far it is going quite well, as there are many people here who are willing to help. Ultimately, though, I would like to see access to all forms of cannabis oil medicine everywhere – and lets empty out these damn Children’s hospital cancer wards and cure the kids first :-)

In national news, Martha Stewart has a new line of Hemp Yarn available for sale – a sign of the apocalypse for sure… Stephen Colbert calls Colorado “Potsylvania” for our “jazz cigarettes” but ultimately decides to “put his republican morals aside to rake in all the cash” from the taxes on Colorado cannabis. “The market has a spoken and it is a tokin!” he says. It’s a hysterical commentary you can see linked to here: http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/5js43m/colorado-s-booming-marijuana-industry.

Spring Breakers are breaking to Colorado for our legal cannabis. Before I recently quit my job at a recreational dispensary to look for work at a medical one, I saw taxi cab after rental car after taxi cab pulling up to the pot shop with college aged tourists eager to spend money legally on cannabis. They walk out with smiles. It’s awesome to see, but I know my heart lies in the medical aspect of all of this.

Speaking of medical, after 22 years of fighting it, the Feds finally sign off on a university study to gauge the effects of cannabis on PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder for which there are military and civilian versions of, both of which can be helped with Cannabis. I say this having witnessed it first hand when returning Iraq veterans flocked to Colorado to benefit from the medicine available here. I think they will find massive benefits for the disorder from cannabis use, but then again I think they’ll find massive benefits from cannabis use on a lot of disorders, diseases, and ailments.

In other news, there was a pot leaf on the USA Today website and it linked to a story on Cannabis Oil for epilepsy and the marijuana refugees flocking to our state to be treated by the Realm of Caring foundation and other groups. It’s awesome to see so much coverage and even better to see kids being cured. The green is rolling into our state as the pot sales were “higher” than expected – no pun intended. In fact, the tax money is coming in so fast they will have to lower prices or everyone in Colorado may get a tax refund from the state due to our TABOR laws which require the government to give all money not budgeted for back to the citizens. We’ll know more in a few months, but legalization has brought smiles to many faces regardless of whether you voted for it or not…Mexico and Texas may legalize – more signs of the apocalypse…but a friend of Willie Nelson’s is in on it in Texas which is cool! The banks give Cannabis business the “Grow Ahead”, but the cash can’t smell like weed… :-). My former employer bought “Stink Sacks” to put the money in – specially treated bags so the cash won’t smell. Hysterical!

And lastly, I went to a concert in Denver at the Gothic theatre: The Toadies played their “Rubberneck” album. My fiancé (Hemp Girl), a friend Black Beard, and I went to see them perform their song “I Burn.” In Colorado, before 420 meant pot friendly, you would ask someone new “Hey, do you burn?” as a way of asking if they smoked pot. I always answered “I Burn” when asked, and when I heard the Toadies song of the same name, it became an anthem of my twenties. Listening to Bill Hicks comedy and “I Burn” while smoking cannabis, dreaming of legalization, and praying for a day when I could walk into a store and buy weed. That “prayer in every spark” became a reality in January, and though there is much still to be done to make sure all have access to this medicine and all can grow it themselves, I still “burn” and pray for those who are sick and in need. Spark a bowl and pray with me for the revolution that leads to the cancer cure.

We all await patiently Christian Laurette’s and Rick Simpson’s next great feat: “Run from the Cure 2” as 4-20-2014 approaches….it promises to be historic. If you haven’t seen the trailer for it yet please click here: http://youtu.be/Qv8yxuv6e1w.

Viva la evolucion, viva la oil!

Positive thoughts everyone’s way :-)

Kyle Marsh
Capn Cannabis
Denver, CO
March 31st 2014

 

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Hemp Seed Oil Results

Hemp Seed Oil Results

Harlequin 5 Week Results

Harlequin 5 Week Results

Harlequin 8 Week Results

Harlequin 8 Week Results

Ken Gorman’s Murder 7th Anniversary

Folks, today is the 7th year since marijuana activist Ken Gorman was murdered in his home in Denver. Please smoke a bowl to celebrate Ken’s life even if you didn’t know him personally.

I worked closely with Ken on several projects, including his “It’s a Cannabis Christmas” comedy CD which he produced and attended many 420 rallies with him where he threw out joints. He had a fire about him – one time I was with him at fast food burger joint Wendy’s when Ken told the youth group teenagers in front of us their burgers would taste better after a joint, and that cannabis was in the bible. They laughed and smiled but only said they were with their church right now. Later while Ken and I were eating, a Holy Bible slammed down on the table, disrupting my fries. A pissed off youth group leader had heard the comment about cannabis in the bible and demanded Ken “Show Me Where.” Ken calmly opened the first page to Genesis, read the verse about “Seed bearing plants” and asked the gentleman, “Now then, does the cannabis plant have seeds?” I would have laughed out loud had I not feared the Christian would have gone devil on us in a rage, but he didn’t. He said a few more words about not appreciating Ken talking about drugs to his youth group and walked away – maybe with a new respect for the plant. That’s just the kind of guy Ken was – he was a riot to be around, always causing “trouble” but he genuinely cared for the people in his life, and those he just met that he could help.

Ken always told his close friends he would be killed in a “drug deal gone bad” and the police would never solve it, but it would lead to marijuana being legalized world-wide. I never believed him, until 7 years ago he was murdered – shot in the chest – in a “drug deal gone bad.” At the ensuing 420 rally after his death, the formation of the movement that would legalize marijuana in Colorado was founded; set in stone and ready to mobilize. What we accomplished together has made history here, and now we are seeing pot laws changing the world over. All because of a movement that was made so strong by one event. One man’s death – his sacrifice – made all of us here realize just how important it was that cannabis laws be changed and now, no more waiting and BS’ing around. The simple fact is big money came in at the last second to help Colorado legalize. The groundswell was growing already, through grassroots efforts led by brave men, brave truth tellers, like Ken Gorman.

Ken exemplifies George Carlin’s quote, “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Gorman was a revolutionary act his whole life. He told the truth, even to those that weren’t willing to listen yet. Now they hear the 420 music, Ken :-)

Miguel Lopez, the bearer of the torch for the Mile High City’s 420 rally, wrote and released a nice press piece about Ken. I have included it for you to read here. Please take a toke to Governor Pothead, the KG1, Ken Gorman. Rest in Peace, my friend, knowing the people you taught the game saw victory in your state first. Viva~ Capn Cannabis Feb 17th 2014

 

The following is the press release from Miguel Lopez:

 

FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE

Ken Gorman murdered seven years ago today. Legacy lives on while murder remains unsolved.

February 17, 2014 – Denver, CO – Seven years ago today, gunmen in masks walked into renowned marijuana activist Ken Gorman’s home and shot him in the chest. The murderers left cash and marijuana behind, and Ken’s death left behind grieving marijuana activists. His murder remains unsolved.

Ken’s lasting legacy is one that touched members of the marijuana community of all walks, but primarily the poor and disadvantaged. His charisma attracted a large following and he had an almost cult like following of young urban adults of whom many were homeless or poor. He taught of the injustices of marijuana prohibition and how it impacted minority and poorer communities the most. In 1993 he started the Denver 420 Rally at Civic Center Park, which through time gathered hundreds of attendees.

Many people in the marijuana scene today never knew Ken. Acting as though they were the ones to bring about the drug policy reform Ken launched in Colorado, they forget that there were people who literally made the ultimate sacrifice for them to be able to capitalize on the growing marijuana industry. It is the explicit desire of the Denver 420 Rally to remind the marijuana community of the history of one of its founders. The Denver 420 Rally also strives to keep his memory alive and see his murderers brought to justice.

Tragically, the fact that Ken’s murder has never been solved highlights an issue that is largely ignored by the general public, and that is the reality that law enforcement rarely serves justice for the poor.

The Denver 420 Rally experienced this recently with last year’s shooting. The Denver Police and Denver City Council want to nag the organizers of the rally about security, yet even with cameras and witnesses, they still haven’t found the shooter. Federal agents nabbed the Boston bomber and he wasn’t even at the scene! This goes to show the level of priority being given to two different communities. To add insult to injury, cops this year plan to write citations in spite of the $11,000 that the Denver 420 Rally paid for the permit. They don’t write citations for The Taste of Denver, which also draws a wealthier crowd.

This year will be the Denver 420 Rally’s biggest event yet. Historically a rally, the Denver 420 Rally is evolving into a festival. Yet, that does not mean that the organization will stop being a political organization and promoting human and civil rights. There have been a lot of positive changes in drug policy reform, but until everyone is free and marijuana is decriminalized, the Denver 420 Rally will still be championing for social justice.

We hope to see you there and in the famous words of the late Ken Gorman, “Keep on smoking them joints!”