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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 Wild Wild West Mile “Legally” High City of Denver, folks!

From the largest city in the state with the best economy (yeah…it’s because of the weed), I bring you greetings and salutations, marijuana musings, and news of cannabinoid victories in our state. Open your hearts and minds and here we go!

For starters, according to dateandtime.com, the latitude of Denver is “39 44’20 N.” I just find it fitting that there’s a “420” in our numerical location. 420 is now embedded in our culture, and if it wasn’t for the 420 Marijuana Legalization rallies held each year which got the ball rolling, we wouldn’t have the blessings of hemp and cannabis freedom we enjoy today. I’m not too into the numbers of things, but all 420’s stick out to me – on license plates, serial numbers, and, as it turns out, my geographical location on planet earth. :-)

In major news, the Colorado Department of Health once again tried to place unconstitutional limits on caregivers in our state who privately care for thousands of the marijuana refugees that have flocked to our state for treatment with cannabis medicines that work when all else fails. One individual cares for 80 patients with epilepsy who need a specific CBD plant (Note: it’s not all just CBD, many epilepsy patients use THC/CBD blends). When he brought some of the children he treats and their parents to the state house to testify in a public comment session, there was no way the board could vote against forcing 70 children to find another caregiver. It’s a complicated situation, but the department did the right thing by avoiding this issue… for now… Other attacks on greenhouse growing in favor of highly polluting warehouse grows is on the horizon, and I’m sure the caregiver/patient number issue will be revisited in the future.

In other pot news, the Israeli government did an extensive study on cannabis and PTSD and found immediate cannabis use right after the traumatic event resulted in a significant decrease in the symptoms and future damage. No surprise, cannabinoids can cross the ultra-protective blood brain barrier, and once there they operate to protect and repair the brain itself. Funny how a substance that did that would remain illegal for so long.

Hempcrete is also in the news a lot, with a video you can see here of it blackening but not burning under a propane torch test. For people building in areas that may be prone to wildfires, hempcrete is an incredible option, and we hope to see it being used more in Colorado and elsewhere very soon. More research is also being done on hemp as an energy storage facilitator. It’s absolutely amazing what this plant’s products can be made into. Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeW6kuZgPY4

There is news from Realm of Caring announcing they will begin getting their medication to patients everywhere soon. Congratulations to Realm and all involved in this monumental achievement. There is an awesome article that includes many details that only people actually caring for kids with epilepsy/autism can use, that I’m including here: http://www.ladybud.com/2014/09/18/realm-of-caring-announces-charlottes-web-to-be-shipped-to-all-50-us-states/

But the biggest news of all comes from a familiar source: TEAM LANDON in Colorado Springs. All I can say is watch the video on the link below, but only if you want to see a kid who had leukemia vaping a cloud pen and a stunned newscaster asking the question: “Does Cannabis Really Cure Cancer?” Landon’s test results are amazing, from dying of cancer to only needing checkups to make sure the cancer hasn’t come back. All by using cannabis oil/phoenix tears. It’s newsworthy, it has been for a long time, and now it’s finally on the actual news. The story is changing, too; now instead of focusing on whether cannabis oil should be given to children, the news is focused on real cure stories they can’t deny. It reminds me of when I made part two of Vitamin Cannabis called “Save the Children.” I had hoped it would happen sooner, but I’m glad it’s finally happening. Others are seeing it’s the children who are most vulnerable to disease, and it’s kids who benefit most from the cannabis oil.

To Rick Simpson and Christian Laurette, Landon’s story of life is your story continued. Landon and his mom Ran from the Chemo and ran to the cure, thanks to you guys. I hope you’ll watch the video and see just what is happening here in Colorado where compassion rules the day. View story here: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/09/24/springs-woman-claims-marijuana-cured-her-sons-cancer/

We hope you find the fall weather turns your cannabis purple. Keep the faith, keep spreading the word, we are all making a difference, folks, we truly are. :-)

Viva la evolucion – viva la revolucion,

Capn Cannabis
September 29th 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

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

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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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