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February Newsletter 2014

Folks, I wouldn’t be writing this e-mail to you if it wasn’t for Rick Simpson and Christian Laurette and the bravery they demonstrated in re-releasing an illegal cancer cure contained within a harmless plant. I have said many times they deserve a Nobel Prize for what they have done; they freakin’ deserve it. Lately, medical science has been backing up Rick’s claims to the utmost extent. I have big news in this newsletter, starting with filmmaker Christian Laurette’s “Run from the Cure 2″ movie trailer.

When RFTC came out originally, it changed the world, and my life personally. It allowed me to save family members, and random strangers, and confirm what Rick said to be outright true in every fashion. To have been a part of this epic journey where I was accidentally part of a legitimate, working, now medically proven cancer cure, can only be described as an act of God. I did not set out to do that, I set out to legalize marijuana. It just so happened the two were intertwined. I have always been a religious and spiritual person, to have witnessed with mine own eyes such miracles, such struggle overcome, and such joy, brings tears to my eyes. I am “Rich at Heart” my friends, and you can be too. Make some oil and cure someone – you will feel what I feel… :-)

Please watch the trailer for Christian Laurette’s second film about Rick Simpson here: http://youtu.be/Qv8yxuv6e1w.

Spread it to those who need to know that cannabis cures disease. And by those who need to know, I mean everyone! The film trailer is a work of art in its own right. The film itself is setting up to be a historic document telling how the cannabis oil cure was released from its cage. Please share it, share your comments, and add your verse to the poem that is this rising story. Rising like the phoenix, from the ashes of prohibition. I rate the trailer “Top Shelf” and am honored to have been a part.

In addition to that, special thanks to Justin Kander of Phoenixtears.ca for the links to THE FIRST OFFICIAL CLINICAL TRIAL OF HEMP OIL on cancer – a leukemia patient- who did have the cancer eliminated- but died from other causes.  You can see her test results over a 72 day period here: http://karger.com/Article/FullText/356446

About the rapidly advancing medical research into Cannabis oil, I am thankful for it to finally be happening. There were some holdouts who just wouldn’t believe until medical science started confirming it in clinical trials; well, here ya go! This trial, and others, have led a group in San Francisco to call for immediate clinical trials to begin in the U.S. This comes as President Obama says he will not reschedule marijuana through executive order, but he would sign a bill doing so if congress passed it and it came across his desk. It sets up a plan for certain representatives in un-pot friendly districts to still vote “no” on cannabis “legalization” to save face, while a bunch of others vote “Yes” and send a legalization bill across Obama’s desk, which he will sign – then roll up a fatty! Then it will be up to the states to decide what to do about pot… and I already know how my state feels :-)

And did I mention Hemp has already been legalized (for universities and state agricultural depts.) in the U.S.? Snuck into the farm bill just signed? Well it is, folks. Hemp is legal in my home state of Colorado for ordinary citizens, and the rest of the U.S.A. in at least some form (view article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-/obama-marijuana-legalization_b_4768009.html). Can you believe it? I know somewhere Harry Anslinger is rolling over in his grave. About fucking time – pardon my French. But About FUCKING TIME!! And soon marijuana will be re-scheduled. In time for 4-20-2014, I hope :-)

Wow, what a sequence of events so quickly :-) :-) :-) Trinity of smiles, folks…

In other news, it is entirely possible the Colorado marijuana market could generate – get this – one billion dollars the first year, with over $287 million of that being tax money going to the state. Right now the estimate is $500 million, but another several dozen shops are set to open in the next few weeks.  I talked with our lead grower and he said we produced 700 pounds of pot last year. At $5,000 a pound retail, that’s over $235 million dollars retail – just from one facility. Our company has double digit figures of facilities, and there are lots of companies like ours, in addition to actual dispensaries (I work for a wholesale cannabis grow company, stationed at a dispensary – the best of both worlds), and edibles manufacturers grows. Total, by my math, there are over 400 facilities in the state who will earn $3.5 million, and that puts us at the Billion Dollar figure. $375 million is the most conservative estimate, $500 million more realistic, but a Billion is certainly possible, especially if tourists flock to the state in the summer, which is already a given. A lot of people planning “Hiking” trips here this year…

$1 Billion, and $287 million in tax revenue – and that is not including at all the other money the state is raking in from tourism, taxes on burritos/scissors/ electricity taxes. It’s all adding up to a great economy in our state. How is yours doing in your non-legal state? The town of Carbondale on the Western Slope of Colorado is seeing so many people this winter due to their one open recreational dispensary that the grocery store, gas station, and other retailers are reporting sales numbers as if it was the peak of summer tourist season – and it’s a freezing winter while they are making this money. See the article here: http://mmjbusinessdaily.com/rec-shop-lifts-businesses-in-colorado-mountain-town/.

It’s all 50 year olds and over – a growing group of cannabis enthusiasts – most seeking relief from pain and a desire to get off multiple medications with nasty side effects. Might I just say, welcome! Bring us your broken, your tired, your sick and your poor! There are those here in Colorado who can help you heal!

There is a great article on CBD you can read by following this link: http://learnaboutsam.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/CBD-brochure5.pdf.

It explains some of what the hype is, and why there is so much of it. Articles have come out recently, a 22 year old with autism has “had his light turned back on” by a CBD version of Phoenix Tears Cannabis Oil. Another 3 year old was able to clap for the first time and is experiencing similar “coming out” of the human spirit from the depths of disease. It is a blessing to the mothers of these children – I can’t help but cry a little just writing this. The genuine relief they are experiencing, seeing their children healing – as I watch on the news – is a blessing. Thank you, Lord, for Cannabis, Christian, and Rick Simpson. Children are being healed…

In related news, Josh Stanley’s Realm of Caring CBD oil non-profit has expanded, and now has a northern Colorado office to handle the patients, which now number 300 on a waiting list. The Stanley family has started “Strains of Hope” which will provide Charlotte’s Web high CBD medicine to other states and shops to begin healing children in other parts of the country, and the world – as they have an international waiting list. Families that can are moving to Colorado – 1,000 already, and more each month. The flood of marijuana refugees seeking cannabis oil in our state continues to grow. Other groups have stepped up to meet the challenge and help provide the needed CBD oil for all these children. The sense of community is strong here – we all get along – to move forward, put prohibition in the past, and put healing on the agenda.

On a few final notes, I had the honor of installing Radio Frequency Identification Tags on all the cannabis plants at our grow the other day – one of the first in history. I fought against these “seed to sale” regulations, but now I help implement them. How ironic! But I’m happy, and it’s the best paying job I’ve ever had, including managing a $1 Million a year pizza shop (which I just was able to leave). I joke at work that I would follow whatever regulations they throw at us, even if they said we had to wear hula hoops while harvesting. It became a joke: the Hula Hoop Regulation, you better follow it, $1000 fine if you don’t. It’s a joke, but we mean it. We would wear hula hoops just to grow cannabis and heal people – if that’s what it took. :-)

Speaking of Hula Hoops, after window smashing raids a couple months ago, all but 3 of the DEA raided pot shops are back open and still awaiting any charges – which probably aren’t coming. The feds and state (and IRS) flexed their muscle – the shops with $1 Million dollar grows claiming $300 a day in sales while other similar shops sold $3000 are gone – now they claim what they sell, and pay the taxes on it. That’s what it was all about: taxes. Compliant shops will be fine as they have been. The boys raided better play nice to the state, but they are back open and that’s a good thing.

A new term is circling through the industry “Trimmigrant” – a term for both a cannabis industry employee who transfers over from trimming to budtending or another cannabis job (very common 4 everyone to start as a trimmer), and also a person who moves here from another state to take a job in the cannabis industry. It’s cool to see so many cool people linking together in one state for one purpose. I’m not a trimmigrant yet – I’m still enjoying my time exposed to so much cannabis as just a trimmer – but one day I hope to make Vitamin Cannabis pills legally in a lab.

In the meantime, I’m writing an epic book about the story I’ve witnessed, the people I’ve met, the cannabis oil I’ve made and consumed, and the crazy life in pre- and post-legalization I’ve lived. I’ll leave that legacy to my Cannakids; Kyle Jr’s now 3 years old, and Serafina Faith turns 2 next month. It feels like only yesterday Kyle Jr was a newborn, I was fearing federal charges, and pot was illegal. Now they will grow up in a world where marijuana is sold in stores, Dad’s not a criminal anymore, and the cure for cancer can grow in our backyard… How happy I am for that! :-)

One more thank you to Rick Simpson, Christian Laurette, & Justin Kander for their contributions to this newsletter, and my life in general. I wish you all the best life has to offer. To everyone who has been a part of the Vitamin Cannabis story, I wish you the same. J

To those that read this far, I love you – I truly do. Positive thoughts and energy your way!

Kyle Marsh
Capn Cannabis
February 2014

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

 

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

Now to get down to business…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks :-),
Kyle Marsh
Capn Cannabis

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Vitamin Cannabis November Newsletter 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! We have much to be thankful for in the Mile High City. My beautiful family first and foremost :-)

I had the pleasure of seeing for the first time in my life a line of people gathered outside the dispensary I work for on Black Friday. They were in line for a free pack of joints and great “Green Friday” deals on marijuana sacks. I bought some Ganja in honor of an Epic Black Friday gone green in Colorado! We hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving! :-)

There is much to get to, but we will start with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper adding into the state’s budget for 2014, $7 Million dollars to fund 10 to 14 Cannabis research grants. This coincides with a mammoth spike in the number of Marijuana refugees flocking to the state to treat rare forms of epilepsy, cancer, and other diseases. The stories have made the rounds across all the local media channels, and it seems highly unlikely the state would set aside funding for cannabis research without a change in federal classification, but we shall see. Could the state be brazenly defying the DEA and FDA and approve cannabis research? Or will we see reclassification at the federal level before the measure goes into the state budget? I’ll be watching either way, and it is MAJOR NEWS if it is approved!

Also in Colorado, the city council of Denver backed off Draconian measures to regulate cannabis use in private homes and on private property in Denver, settling instead for a loose law stating you can’t be seen smoking in your house or yard from the street. The Denver Police chief then said if the cops get a call about a public smoker, they will ask the smoker to step inside before issuing a ticket. It’s better than the original ordinance, and we are making progress every day. The city also voted in an additional marijuana tax, as did the state, so recreational cannabis sales will be taxed at a very high 30% rate come January first, which will increase the price for rec cannabis users.

A Colorado Mother whose child used the Phoenix Tears Cannabis Oil medicine to success, then was being forced by doctors to have the kid undergo chemotherapy anyways, has won her battle against the doctors. The Colorado Department of Child Services, which was called by the doctor after the child’s mom refused chemo, declined to investigate the mother further, and the child is no longer required to do the toxic chemotherapy for a now non-existent cancer. It is another victory in Colorado, as finally parents are being able to make the decisions as to what is best for their child.

Speaking of – but stepping out of state for a moment – an Arizona family is suing their department of health in advance of marijuana concentrates potentially being banned, which is exactly what their sick child needs. They declare the cannabis CBD oil is keeping their kid well, and are suing pre-emptively to ensure a disruption of medicine does not occur. It is awesome to see hundreds of people now realizing the benefit of the cannabis oil, and also taking action against forces that would keep them from using this blessed, god given plant medicine. It’s inspiring and encouraging… :-)

Back in Colorado, the Industrial Hemp regulations have been set, and – get this – it’s a $200 fee and $1 per acre to grow as much hemp as you can on the acres you own. Come to Colorado and grow some hemp, everybody! I know I’m making plans to someday soon. We’ll see if Hemp lives up to all it has been said to and I’m expecting to find it gets the job done better, cleaner, and tougher than other materials it’s up against. Time will tell, but for $200 and a few seeds, you can help us find out right here in Colorado. :-)

Additionally, with more jobs to come from Industrial Hemp, it’s nice to know the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division has officially “badged” over 10,000 people to work in Colorado’s medical marijuana industry. That’s a lot of new jobs, and it would be 3 times that many if they simply accepted more people into their office to get the badge. (They only take 10 a day, while 60 get stamps proving they’ve been there, it sometimes takes 10 stamps before getting to turn in your app to get a badge!) Still it is very exciting that so many opportunities have been created by cannabis, and as a worker in the industry, it’s one of the best jobs I’ve ever had, and literally a dream come true.

There is also major news out of Big Pharma – as GW Pharmaceuticals is running a human test of THC Oil (the phoenix tears) on Brain Cancer patients to see if it reduces tumors. It should work as the oil is one of few things that can cross the blood/brain barrier, and it may pave the way for more THC medicines to quickly become tested and available to the public. I’ll remind everyone they can make the same medicine themselves thanks to Rick Simpson and Christian Laurette, but it’s nice to see eventually you should be able to get the oil pre-dosed from your local pharmacist, for all sorts of ailments. I’ll still make it myself, though :-). You can view the related article here.

For your furry friends, an MIT Based entrepreneur – yes that MIT Ivy league school – and a couple veterinarians have released a CBD pill for dogs and cats called Canna-pet. It has very little CBD, but it might work, and it won’t give the dog the wobbly legs the THC can sometimes do. Further testing may reveal more to it, but for now you can legally get your kitty or puppy CBD cannabis pills, shippable all over the world because they don’t contain THC. They also are supposedly made from USA grown hemp, not the Chinese hemp scrap waster paste that other CBD suppliers use. It sounds good, but some regular hemp seed oil from the natural grocer has almost the CBD content in a couple table spoons- so fido or fluffy may enjoy a spoon of that every day, too.

In Vitamin Cannabis Oil related news, we have been experimenting with the supplement Citicoline to counteract the high the oil gives the user. So far it reduces the high feeling and durations, and limits the user’s ability to feel high in the first place. The sleep effects are still there. We are now looking into curative effects as we progress, but if you need to be on the oil and still functional, the citicoline is effective at reducing the “high.” Ideally, though, I do not recommend this method and would much rather you get “high” and then get restorative sleep, than risk you blocking the curing effects of the THC. Time will tell, though.

In International News, Dr. FeelGood is at it again. Dr. Sanjay Gupta (No relation to the marijuana strain named Sanjay Gupta) is back with another film coming out in March 2014, this time a British Documentary on a loophole that lets certain patients import cannabis from Amsterdam. It may feature other stories from that side of the world involving marijuana, and with all he has already done, people will be watching what he does next…

Lastly, there were 17 raids by IRS & DEA agents at Colorado dispensaries this past week – the first in a long time. Even with legality, we are not out of the woods yet. However, many of the places targeted had legitimate reasons to be targeted, like having a million dollars of plants growing in a warehouse but only claiming $100 a day in sales to be taxed on. Other shops had outright drug cartel ties through people who should not be in this industry, or ties to jewel heist thugs. The shop I work at – with its intricate tracking system and safeguards, background checked employees and owners, and which pays its taxes and makes the state money – was not raided. The raids are actually a sign that certain aspects of Colorado’s system are working, and working well.

I am never a fan of raids, and cannabis plants left in a parking lot to be snowed on is a shame, but if these guys were really the bad guys the feds and state say they were, then they got what was coming to them. Honestly, it seems like it came down to taxes. The dispensaries paying their fair share were left alone. I’m glad to pay taxes on cannabis – and the first $40 million of it goes to kids in Colorado schools. The system works, is working, and is growing rapidly!

This November 2013, after Thanksgiving and Black Friday are finally over, I’m smoking a bowl of my Green Friday weed and saying a prayer of thanks. I’m thankful for my family, for my friends, for Colorado, and for Cannabis. Won’t you say that prayer with me? :-) Viva la evolucion, viva la oil!!

Kyle Marsh
Capn Cannabis
November 29th “Green Friday” 2013

 

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

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

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

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

And now the “Tricks”…

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

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

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

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

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

Happy Halloween 2013!

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

We have lab test results! Great results that are now posted on the site: 84% and 80% Cannabinoid content respectively, from two different methods. I go into detail on the test results in a new video – “Vitamin Cannabis News #1″ which you can view at the end of this article – and feature some updates on the “Realm of Caring” Foundation of the Stanley Family and Dr. Alan Shackleford, who are featured in “Dr. FeelGood” Sanjay Gupta’s CNN Documentary “Weed.” The documentary, which has aired twice already, features a young girl with a rare form of epilepsy who is almost cured of seizures by Joel Stanley’s CBD heavy Cannabis oil. Dr. Gupta also interviews a cancer patient in Israel who is smoking cannabis through a vaporizer, under doctors’ orders, to keep the cancer he had from coming back. Another Colorado patient we know Chaz Moore was also featured and his seizure reductions using cannabis medicines. Overall, it was the first time the marijuana as a disease cure and prevention story was featured on national news in a mostly positive light. Perhaps the tide is turning, and reclassification may be on the way at the federal level very soon – which would be awesome :-)

In other news, researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have discovered cannabis’s unique ability to produce cannabinoids; a “pathway” which no other plant uses to convert molecules and transform them to something useful. Check out the article here if you’d like to know more.

The federal government in the U.S. Also funded another study by a California University to find something bad about pot, and they only found that it does indeed have medicinal benefits, which is quite contrary to the current federal stance surrounding hemp/marijuana. It seems the “anecdotal” evidence is mounting and there are now calls in medical journals for more research to be done immediately using cannabis medicine as the primary treatment in all sorts of areas related to the endocannabinoid system. Exciting stuff for sure.

In Canada, a study also found that children raised in Cannabis “Growhouses” – often thought to be “at risk” – are actually slightly more likely to be just fine that kids in houses that don’t grow pot. No surprise there; it takes intelligence and heart to grow good cannabis, and good kids.

Vermont farmers will be allowed to grow hemp, and the number of states with medical cannabis bills and hemp bills and outright legality bills coming this year is growing every week. The “tipping point” of 25 states with some form of legal cannabis will be reached soon and then the feds will most likely be forced to act. Or so we can only hope, but as I’ve learned from this: the powers that be do what they want, regardless…

Speaking of which, Colorado’s confidential medical marijuana registry has been BREACHED and a duplicate, parallel database is being created with each and every entry into the  constitutionally protected confidential medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry, which provides all law enforcement agencies, and some non-background checked third party private security companies, 24/7 access to Colorado’s protected medical marijuana registry. It’s totally illegal, immoral, and unconstitutional – but really – I don’t see what good it does them…I mean, so law enforcement knows I bought an ounce of weed and a few medicated chocolate bars, is that really a big deal to me? No it’s not. So, although I am upset about the constitutionality breach, I don’t think it’s going to be an issue for most normal law abiding citizens like myself….but it’s still Bullshit!

And finally, in major news in my life: I have reduced my pizza delivering ways from full time to part time, and taken a job full time 40+ hours a week in a Colorado Cannabusiness which grows marijuana. I work every day in a church building that has been converted to a congregation of cannabis plants. Where people once filled pews, pot plants fill rows. I’m the son of a preacher, and I feel right at home in my church of cannabis. It’s a dream come true, and I am thankful, Lord, I truly am thankful! :-) God bless you all.

– Positive thoughts and energy your way! Capn Cannabis – late August 2013

 

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Howdy from the wild wild weed filled west.  Happy Fourth of July everyone! May this message find you well and happy after this fine Patriot’s Day.  :-)

I’d like to start by saying Colorado tourism is up 3%, and I think it has a lot to do with our “friendly” attitude towards a beloved plant. The tax numbers are in, and 2012 saw over $5 million dollars collected in revenue by the state of Colorado, and that’s just in actual pot sales, and the tip of the iceberg. Tax revenue benefiting us all will continue to, pardon my pun, grow and grow, and pardon my pun again, like a weed! It’s beautiful times for all things pot in the state of Colorado…

In local regulatory news, the Department of Revenue “lost” some of the pot shop licenses, which were on a computer hard drive that somehow went missing or was deleted, the DOR won’t say. It’s suspicious to say the least, and incompetent at best, but oh well, it really doesn’t make that much of a difference to the average pot smoker.

Separate from cannabis but related, Colorado’s Crime Lab operator retired after a scathing report indicating falsification of lab test results for drug cases at the Colorado State testing lab. It seems the lab techs weren’t really doing their jobs like they should have been, instead they were “dry testing” drug samples (by using them?) and then reporting them as drugs despite not actually lab testing them. Some samples were outright changed to benefit police reports, and other issues of corruption at the lab have come to light, putting thousands of convictions at risk of being reviewed. It has happened in other places, no surprise it is happening here. What is surprising is it was happening at all; it seems like no place is immune to corruption anymore, but at least now it seems to also come into the light at lot quicker. Time will tell the ultimate results of this abuse of power.

And speaking of corruption, it was revealed the CEO of the Komen foundation, the pink ribbon starting race putting on non-profit organization that is apparently “racing for a cure” and accepts donations for cancer research, just gave their CEO a raise in salary to $684,000 a year, which is way more than the head of the United Way and other huge non-profits make. At the same time, the Komen foundation is cancelling races across the United States due to “lack of funding.” This organization is not looking for a cure, and it takes advantage of well-intentioned people who mean to donate to cancer cure research, but instead donate to a CEO’s inflated salary. Then the org spends virtually no money on actual research, and a ton of money buying machines from huge pharmaceutical companies to diagnose more people with cancer. Which of course will mean more treatments with chemo and radiation. Rick Simpson and Christian Laurette were right folks! The Pink Ribbon “Race for the Cure” people are actually “Running from the Cure” and have been contacted numerous times about the effectiveness of the Cannabis Oil, and have refused to respond. It’s up to each of us to tell others about the cure – and not by wearing a pink ribbon, but by mentioning Cannabis…

I’d like to interrupt this diatribe of negativity by pointing out some positive things in Colorado’s new laws, including the ability for ordinary citizens to have 72 ounces of a liquid cannabis concentrate or extract, of which the Cannabis oil falls into the category of! So basically, you can have enough Phoenix Tears on you to empty out most hospitals children’s cancer wards, and it would be totally legal. Awesome!!  You wouldn’t make Big Pharma any money, but you would make some parents very happy – and eventually kids are not going to die from cancer anymore :-)

And on another positive note, a study has revealed high CBD inside a humans system can help them eliminate cigarette smoking. My first hand anecdotal evidence confirms the study findings: on my heavy CBD “Batch Two” Vitamin Cannabis Oil, I still smoke, but curse myself whilst I puff and the cigs are not as enjoyable. I’m trying to quit –maybe more CBD could give me the will to finally kick the habit!

Okay, back to the negative, as the pendulum swings both ways. The U.S. Federal government did not legalize industrial hemp as part of the farm bill like it was so close to doing, so it will be another year before Colorado growers can plant their ten acres without fear of federal persecution, but some are doing it anyways. The Feds did allow for universities in hemp legal states to begin research projects, which is cool. I have a feeling our colleges will be looking into non-flammable hempcrete for building houses in our very flammable forests.

In Florida, an outright ban on pipes has been passed, and a second offense carries automatic jail time. I’m not sure if this also covers apple bongs and pop can pipes, but I assume it does. Imagine getting jail time for a toilet paper roll pipe! Clearly some individuals are still lost in a daze of endocannabinoid deficiencies. There are a lot of seniors in FL, so soon enough the benefits of the plant will reach even them; although it may take longer, seeing what is happening now with Florida politicians…

On a final note, in the early days of Colorado as a state, people flocked to our mountains and hot springs to seek relief from tuberculosis, and many places catered to those seeking respite from ailment. Today in 2013 I am witnessing history repeat itself, as thousands of people are coming to Colorado to seek cannabis oil, cannabis edibles, and just plain cannabis, to ease their suffering, and the pains of their loved ones. It is beautiful to see so many seeking to make their homes here. I can tell you from having seen 37 of 50 states, Colorado has something special, and our laws are only part of it. Our people, our spirits and souls all thrive on Rocky Mountain air and water. There is something here radiating positive energy, and it is being felt the world over, and drawing kindred spirits here, to take their rightful role, in the cannabis revolution.

I send some of that positive energy to you now~

Thanks for coming with me on this journey~

Happy 4th of July 2013- Capn Cannabis

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!