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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Viva la evolucion, viva la oil!

Positive thoughts everyone’s way :-)

Kyle Marsh
Capn Cannabis
Denver, CO
March 31st 2014

 

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Hemp Seed Oil Results

Hemp Seed Oil Results

Harlequin 5 Week Results

Harlequin 5 Week Results

Harlequin 8 Week Results

Harlequin 8 Week Results

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

 

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

 

There is both happy and sad news to report in this month’s newsletter – first, the Cannabis community in Colorado lost a kindred spirit in Jenny Kush, whose life was taken by a drunk driver. She was active in the medical marijuana community, and leaves behind four children. Her car was smashed into head on by a drunk driver on a suspended license for a previous DUI, heading the wrong way on a highway HOV lane. There are not enough words to describe the loss – only tears. You can read Jenny’s story in this Westword story here: http://www.westword.com/2013-09-19/news/life-and-death-of-jenny-kush/

I’ll try to move on to happy news…

The Attorney General of the United States Federal Government, with a few stamps, undid 70 years of Cannabis prohibition in Colorado and Washington, by declaring they would allow the laws legalizing marijuana to be implemented. It’s a historic event for sure, and a Green Rush is on in compassionate states as a result – but it was on in Colorado well before. It’s not reclassification in the Drug Schedule chart, but it’s a good start and the states that have legal pot are prepared to lead the way as the world converts to Cannabis medicine and hemp energy and food.

Speaking of hemp, since our states flooding, we must believe our crop of hemp planted next year will be of epic proportions. And we will need it, to undo the toxic damage the spilled fracking fluid has left on miles of farmland. The flood was truly of biblical proportions, we had a family member’s house flood at 9,000 feet in the mountains. But still, through it all, I worked my job trimming cannabis at an old church converted to a house of cannabis. Still religious – to me.

A quick stat to ponder: a human being dies in America every 19 minutes from Prescription Drugs. Thanks Dr. Feelgood.

In local news, the recreational use marijuana laws being passed by various cities look good, especially in Denver. Retail sales of cannabis begin in Colorado in most places on January 1st – no medical marijuana permit needed at all. Exciting! Not so fantastic: a little boy in Colorado Springs is being forced into chemotherapy by doctors, despite the fact her Phoenix Tears medicine is working and has eliminated most of the problems. The doctors are threatening to call Child Protective Services on the mother – who is only looking out for the best interests of her son. Any parent would choose a natural treatment that is working over a harsh treatment that doesn’t. You can support the mother by signing a petition here: http://www.change.org/petitions/governor-hickenlooper-colorado-springs-pd-colorado-cps-denver-children-s-hospital-recognize-cannabis-as-an-effective-treatment-for-landon-s-cancer

We are proud to announce the Vitamin Cannabis team had a patient come back from the oncologist with a “cancer in total remission” diagnosis after facing Ovarian Cancer and beating it with Cannabis Oil in just 12 grams!!! Previously, we had only seen this in 60 gram “reset” attempts. It was done over 6 months using only T2 (.04) gram pills 3 times a day. In the effort to spread the information, we have posted the test results of the batch of oils used to accomplish this at our website. It may be that THC Acid, in large amounts, plays a larger role in the restorative process than we first thought. We are all shocked, amazed, and proud of this modern medical miracle, all done with ordinary plants and utensils, all courtesy of Rick Simpson and Christian Laurette! :-)

And on one final note to close out September… when Colorado legalized marijuana, the naysayers foretold companies and people fleeing the state and it’s drugged out culture. After 9 months of cannabis legality quite the opposite has occurred. Our tourism is still up, way up! (Literally they are high, and there are hundreds of them coming to Colorado just for the pot.) Our housing market is up, as more people are moving to our city and state for compassionate care and jobs in the industry. Denver is the fastest growing city in the Wild Wild West of America, and saw a city budget surplus this year for the first time in five years since the recession began. It’s not all the pot tax dollars, it’s all the other dollars that get added up in the growing, processing, selling, and consumption of the grand plant cannabis.

I had the pleasure of working with a young man from Indiana on his first day as a cannabis trimmer/harvester at the legal cannabizness I work for. He was a “pothead” in his home state, working toward and hoping for medical cannabis where he grew up. When the governor of his state told everyone he would veto any medical marijuana bill that came to his desk the young man packed up his things, and took his money and his mind to Colorado. He had a job in our “industry” within two weeks. He is not addicted to heroin or hard drugs. He, like me, just always found pot to be our Drug of Choice.

Now he’s here in our state and your state loses out because your leaders can’t wrap their cannabinoid deficient heads around a medicinal plant that also has so many other wonderful uses and possibilities. I wish it could be legal everywhere now, but in the meantime, Colorado and the Mile High City will welcome your best and brightest young men and women who have a desire to make a difference in their lives, their community, and the world as a whole. How dare you stand in the way of that progress, Guvner?? A quick warning to the non-legal states from someone watching what is happening in Colorado: LEGALIZE CANNABIS IMMEDIATELY or you will not only lose money to us (we’ll gladly take it), but you will also lose your best employees, students, and workers. It’s your choice – the End of Prohibition clock is ticking….tick…tick…tick….

            Happy Fall!

                        Capn Cannabis

                        September 2013

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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