Posts Tagged ‘hemp oil’

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

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Harlequin 8 Week Results

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

Vitamin Cannabis Lab Test Results

We had our oil tested in July. Click the images to enlarge.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I send some of that positive energy to you now~

Thanks for coming with me on this journey~

Happy 4th of July 2013- Capn Cannabis

Happy May, everyone! I hope your flowers are in bloom and spirits rising! We have much to be excited about in Colorado, as new laws enacted by our legislature will allow all residents to buy an ounce of weed starting January 1st, 2014. Out-of-staters and even international mile high state visitors will be able to buy a quarter ounce of cannabis at a time.  There is much to be hopeful about, but much to be upset about as well.

First, I need to mention my announcement of a “dead” and “killed” THC DUI bill last newsletter proved to be too soon. In one more case of government and corporate authorities doing what they want despite strong public objection, the THC DUI bill is now on Governor Hickenloopers desk and when he signs it many cannabis users will be criminals again. Ridiculous! The bill was defeated in committees four times, but they passed it anyway by slipping it in at the last second. Other last second regulations passed before the legislature went to summer vacation include the following: High Times magazine is now considered “porn” and must be kept behind counters with the pornography (High Times is vowing to sue), Cannabis “Collectives” of patients gathering together to help themselves has been banned, and so has using sunshine to grow your cannabis. It is immoral to ban using sunshine, and so against God and nature that I can’t even begin to rant about it, but let me tell you they also banned smoking in bars or clubs, and A64 club – of which I’m a member – has cancelled all upcoming events until the laws are sorted through by the army of cannabis attorneys living the high life in our state. There is also a 9 month moratorium on any new recreational cannabis businesses opening, giving medical shops a head start on monopolizing the market.

Overall, other than the banning of growing cannabis using sunshine, and the banning of cooperatives, clubs, and collectives, I am most upset the THC DUI bill passed with the rights for cops to demand blood tests from suspected pot smokers. I’m still extremely happy our state has cannabis recreational use laws on the books, and am proud of the history we make. I will continue to watch it closely and report to you as best I can how things are going. One thing that didn’t change: you can still grow 6 big pot plants in your house and carry an ounce of weed on you at all times as you go about your day – and that is a beautiful thing! :-)

Do you know the biblical story of the three wise men? They travel a great distance, guided by a star, to give the newborn baby messiah three gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Regardless of your religious affiliation or non-affiliation, it’s an interesting story. No one seems to question what the point of the three gifts was, but please allow me to enlighten you with knowledge straight from the Knights of the Templar…whatever the hell that means….:-)

Gold was used as currency, thus the first gift makes sense – a small amount of money to assist the parents with the costs of caring for the child. But what about the other two? According to ancient recipes taken from the days when Cannabis was “Kaneh Bosm” in Hebrew, the two ingredients, combined with cannabis oil, make the biblical version of “the cure”, the “phoenix tears”, the “Vitamin Cannabis.” The three wise men were bringing ingredients to make holy cannabis anointing oil, which could also be used for curing someone. Remember that this Christmas…and keep the Cannabis in Christmas!

And finally, a story was spoken to me about the origin of the term “phoenix tears.” I can’t verify its truth – but oral history is important, and I’ll convey the message regardless. The story goes the North American Indians, when hunting and traveling, burned giant fires at the center of camp and kept these fires burning for months. When it was time to move, and the fires were finally put out, the natives discovered the sand of the earth underneath the embers, had turned to glass. These clear pieces of crystal were called “Phoenix Tears” and said to have mystical, spiritual properties. They were savored as devices of divinity, garnering protection and positive energy. The glass “Phoenix Tears” had much value, and was sacred to certain tribes.

In looking at our “Phoenix Tears” cannabis oil, and though Rick Simpson named it (as told in his fantastic book) after the Harry Potter reference, I can’t help but feel that our Tears are as cherished, and as valued, as the Tears of the fires that burned on our continent long before our presence here. And if there are any spirits left dwelling in the nature of the planet, surely they hover over those focused and persistent in bringing nature in tune with humanity again. To all the hemp growers and oil makers out there: this bowl is to you – and to the Phoenix Tears name we all honor.

Good thoughts and good will to all!

Hello everyone! I hope your February is going well! We are blessed with snow here in Denver, which brings a calming cold to all events. It’s still been lively, though, and here are the “high”lights. :-)

A Denver “Head” Shop, which is a pipe seller/bong seller, but is also a place where you still cannot say the word “bong,” has started a promotion where any Colorado resident 21 years of age and up can purchase $30 worth of pipes from the head shop, and receive 2 grams of Cannabis, as a “gift” from the shop. For how long prohibitionists have been shoving stupid stuff down our throats, I’m glad to see all these “problems” arising for them. The front page of the Denver post reported about this head shop and its “free gifts” and craigslist ads specifically NOT selling pot, but accepting donations or selling you another product and then “gifting” you the weed. I love it, and what’s wrong with it? I can go to wine tasting or booze tasting events at liquor stores, and I have also been the recipient of countless free drinks “gifted” to me by liquor promoters at bars. I don’t see any harm with getting two grams of cannabis to go into the pipes you just bought, in fact, I think it’s pretty awesome. And it’s front page news in Denver, as people who say “I think the voters didn’t meant for this” realize the intelligent citizens of Colorado specifically did vote for this, now go get your two pipes and free gift. :-)

Speaking of people who think the voters of Colorado are idiots, one Dr. Thurstone, an anti-pot zealot, thinks Colorado citizens “didn’t know what they were voting for.” He disagrees with pot’s legality and wrote an op-ed piece for our newspaper, which I read online. It was disgusting how much disdain he has for pot and pot users, but he auto linked into his hate filled essay an announcement for the 1st American Cannabis Cup that will be taking place in Denver. I clicked on it and was taken to a page to buy tickets to the cup, which I promptly did! I have been the past two years, but this year they will have an area that anyone 21+ can smoke in, a change from the “red card tent” of the past two years, and I’m expecting the best event ever!!  I will still be attending Denver’s Ken Gorman memorial 420 Marijuana Legalization rally in Civic Center Park on 4-20 (Sat.), but I’ll be at the High Times Cup on Sunday 4-21 if anyone wants to smoke a bowl with me. :-)

In other Colorado pot news- the legislature delayed the THC DUI hearing, but we are all still seeing they will set the limit at 5 nanograms per ml of blood, but hopefully they will allow people to defend themselves in a jury trial instead of presumptive guilt. That’s the best option we can hope for at this point. I’m not happy about it- but sometimes we need to compromise. There is a point where inexperienced drivers/cannabis users could reach a level of highness where they should not drive. It takes a while to get to and many, many people could be at the same level and be fine, but a law on the books isn’t going to affect most people unless they are obviously intoxicated or dickish to the cops when pulled over. Bottom line is this- make sure you could pass a roadside sobriety test in front of a police cruisers dash cam if you are driving after smoking, and even if the cop THC/DUI’s you, you could hire a lawyer, go in front of a jury, and get it thrown out.

Unless of course, you are in Greenwood Village- in which case don’t even have pot on you while driving in that town. GV’s idiotic city council passed an ordinance, regardless of the state constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana, that ALL CANNABIS is illegal on Greenwood Village city streets and sidewalks. This city is full of rich pricks and their cops are known assholes, so I’m not surprised by the move- but c’mon Greenwood. So I can legally buy cannabis in Denver and take it legally on a road trip to my friends in Castle Rock, but as I pass through your little town, I’m suddenly illegal. Yeah right! A big “Shame on you” to GV for banning the cancer cure on their streets and sidewalks- and a word of advice to all cannabis consumers- stay out of GV and avoid the concert venue in that city- we have heard many reports of undercover cops busting ordinary joint smokers at concerts where joint smoking would be expected.

More CO legislating marijuana news – they also discussed limiting pot edibles to 10 mg doses (I hope not as it would mean my C class pills could not be sold) and banning tourists from purchasing pot (I also hope this does not pass, this is just unfair- Cannabis tourism would be awesome and way better than the liquor tourism we currently have.) The legislature also determined that if a law enforcement official encounters your grow and you have more than the legally allowed 6 plants- they are authorized to kill on the spot the 7th plant. The Cheesecake lady at least got them to declare it to be the “smallest, least mature plant” that is set for death. They also set it up so if you have a grow and they think it’s illegal and they bust you, then it turns out it wasn’t illegal, they don’t have to pay you for your pot and they will destroy it. Again, wasted time destroying a medicine that could really help people. All in the name of prohibition. Crazy times- but at least we are at this step- many states and places still have zero tolerance- and in Colorado we are talking about how much cannabis is okay.

Also in Colorado, a news report goes out stating that people are buying weed for $2500 a pound (or less) in Colorado (BTW- it’s not great stuff it’s just good- the great stuff is still $3k to $4k a lb) and selling it in Wyoming for $5,000 a pound. This news reporter got bad information. Perhaps one sale occurred like that, but the dude in WY got ripped off. People who know nothing about Cannabis or growing see that report and think pot growers are all Escalade driving drug dealing gang bangers, and it’s just not true. Most of the growers I know just make enough to keep living, keep paying rent  & power, and keep growing, because that’s what they love to do. Most do not make tens of thousands of dollars in profit, they make a few grand spread out over the course of growing cycles. And with nutrient costs, power costs, and all the other costs that go with it, often times they just break even or make a little bit more if they had a good harvest.  I’d like to see more small time mom and pop grows done right- they produce the best pot the most organically, and we all need that in the end.

Speaking of the end, and more specifically NDE’s (Near Death Experiences)- I have been reading a book called “Proof of Heaven” about a neurosurgeon who was in a coma, literally brain dead, for 7 days, then woke up and is fine now. He did not believe in god, and having been a neurosurgeon he had experienced other patients dying who had NDE’s and “saw god” and what happens after you die. He had always written these experiences off as “just the brain softening the blow of death with fantasies” until he had his own NDE. Dr. Eben Alexander’s book is amazing, but the part I found most fascinating was the description of the initial place he went to first in the coma- a place where colored earthworm type creatures burrowed below him, and angels with wings hovered above him singing. This NDE experience, along with seeing a light at the end of a tunnel and lost family members, is common, except for the earthworm part. I found this amazing as the colored earthworms are exactly what patient Z described to me during his THC “trip”, where he was hallucinating on cannabis oil, or so we thought…Perhaps patient Z was seeing the first stage of the afterlife- as Eben Alexander did, and describes in his book. Perhaps there are angels watching over all of us…

My condolences to the man in Vancouver, Island Canada, who won an all-expenses paid trip to the super bowl in New Orleans from Bud light Canada. When he went to go to the super bowl, he was denied entry into the United States because of a 2 gram cannabis bust from 32 years ago in 1980. Damn. That sucks. Is it ironic the contest was from an alcohol maker? I never can tell-

Positive thoughts and energy to everyone who read this far- viva la evolucion- viva la oil!

Kyle Marsh/ Capn Cannabis

P.S. We have good info for skin cancer batches to not heat the oil- just use the mix before heating it and the paper towel method can be effective, especially if you leave in more alcohol. And for those of you with CBD strains you can find out which cancers to use CBD oil on by googling “CBD” and the specific cancer you are trying to treat. It’s all theory and limited practice- but it’s something to go off of. I’m here for you all- feel free to ask anything. cannabischorus@gmail.com Best of luck!~

Happy New Year everyone!

May 2013 be the best year yet- and find you and your loved ones healthy, happy, and moving forward! I know 2012 was a trying year- but in Colorado, at least, 2013 promises to be the best one ever for Cannabis advocates and users. I’m going to start with the most entertaining news- which comes from our state’s attempt to implement constitutional amendment 64-which will “legalize” recreational use of Cannabis in our state. The “High” lights:

  1. For a moment, the State of Colorado considered running the recreational marijuana stores themselves, as a government entity! It happened the same week it was announced Colorado’s medical marijuana industry generated $200 million dollars in revenue, and $5.3 million in taxes went to the state. That’s not including the benefit of the Billion dollars that was spent making that $200 million, which includes stuff like buying nutrients from a grow store and paying sales tax on that purchase. Colorado is preparing to have a multi-billion dollar industry with both Hemp and Cannabis “legalized” in our state. The motion to have the state government run the pot shops was dismissed because it would put state employees at risk for federal prosecution. Good thing too, because if the Department of Motor Vehicles is an indication of how the state would run the pot shops, we are all better off in the hands of the ganjapreneurs.
  2. A regulatory committee member attempted to make it “child abuse” to simply smoke a joint in front of your kids, like, say you would drink a beer at a barbecue. Luckily he was overruled and it will be up to an officer’s discretion to decide if you were endangering your kid by smoking pot in front of them. I’d like to add, it’s not illegal to smoke a cigarette in your car with your kids buckled into car seats and the windows rolled up. It’s frowned upon, but not illegal. But eat a pot brownie in front of your kid and the wrong officer could wind up arresting you. Still, I think most officers will not be taking kids from families for simple pot smoke. We still have a meth and prescription pill problem in this state, and most cops know if a parent is using weed it’s not as big of a problem as if the parent was doing some other drug, and that includes alcohol.
  3. The state is talking about “Vampire Mobiles” to take blood from patients suspected of THC DUI. See, the Supreme Court recently ruled that only “medical professionals” can draw blood, which nixes the states plan to have cops stick you with a needle if they think you smoked a doobie then drove. Now the cop will have to call in a “Vamp Mobile”, which is basically an ambulance with a paramedic/cop/”medical professional” inside that can legally draw your blood. These Vampires will be on call 24/7 in case an officer needs to draw blood. Sounds expensive, and ridiculous. Therefore, though it may not end up being the final solution, I am in favor of leaving it up to a roadside sobriety test that is filmed by the police cruisers dash cam. In court, in front of a jury of your pot smoking peers, you can use the evidence on the video to show you were not impaired if the cop DUI’s you anyway even if you pass the tests. If they set a nanograms of THC per ml of blood limit and allow these vampire mobiles, people, who are perfectly good to drive and can pass roadside sobriety tests, will be arrested. I like things the way they are where it’s really is up to your good judgement just like it with alcohol.
  4. Two members of the regulatory panels have come with Paris Hilton style small dogs in purses. I didn’t realize marijuana was being regulated to death by Effie Trinket from the Hunger Games, but that’s what is happening. Some of the people on the panels also make Toxic Butane Hash Oil, and are in charge of setting the regulations for themselves. Wolves guarding the sheep; and the patients are the sheep. To all Colorado medical marijuana patients, beware of Butane and CO2 Oil – it could be toxic – make sure no black smoke is present and it doesn’t crackle and flame up. You don’t want to smoke it if it does.

Credit and thanks for a lot of this information go to Jessica Leroux of Twirling Hippy Confections (a Colorado Medibles company) and her weekly newsletter. I highly recommend her weekly letter for people wanting a great first person account of what is happening in Colorado’s medical, and now soon to be recreational, marijuana communities. Also her products are fantastic and the only cannabis edibles I choose. Check her out at TwirlingHippy.com and shoot her an e-mail to get on her mailing list.

Special thanks also to “Farmer John” in California for his “Blotter Method” for skin care applications of the oil. Simply leave in a little more everclear (or add it back into) in your cannabis oil, and dropper it into a paper towel on a plate. The oil and everclear will absorb briefly onto the paper towel, and you can apply it to your skin like a baby wipe. This allows for a better application of the oil/everclear mix to go after skin afflictions. Hope this info helps and thanks John!

It’s been wonderful meeting everyone through this project and I am thankful for all of you who have contributed thoughts, ideas, or input. Please keep it coming! This month I am hard at work on a special project involving the “Vitamin Cannabis” pills, and if I succeed I will finally be able to tell you where to go to get medicine made by me, legally in a safe environment, and with all taxes paid. That will be a proud moment I hope it happens this year. I’ll keep you posted. :-)

Thanks so much for reading this and check out our video “How to Make the Cure Vitamin Cannabis Encore” available now on YouTube if you haven’t already.

Viva la evolucion!
– Capn Cannabis

 

 

Hello friends-

For those of you in states with marijuana “legalization” measures on your ballots, I would urge you to vote in favor of them, as I have just done in Colorado. In my historic vote (to me anyways) I voted YES on Amendment 64, which would grant the citizens of Colorado the right to grow six Cannabis plants. Though there are many issues yet to be clarified concerning the implementation of 64 I am troubled by, my YES vote felt good, and I can tell you any pot regulation laws will send a strong message to the federal government that Cannabis does not deserve the reputation it has, and it’s users do not deserve to be harassed, imprisoned, and, in some cases, killed…

…which leads me to a sad story that struck me out of Washington state, where a 22 year old young man, facing marijuana charges, turned himself into the police at his mother’s insistence. Upon booking, and in jail, he was served oatmeal containing dairy products which he is allergic to. The guards supposedly ignored his pleas for help as he lay dying of an allergic reaction to dairy, which everyone, including the guards, had known about prior. His death is another tragedy of the drug war. This young man should have been growing pot for his family and neighbors health and cancer cure, not imprisoned for it, then killed “accidentally” in jail. This young man’s death was totally needless. I hope we can help end this horrible drug war that robs us of so many bright young people. My thoughts and prayer go out to his family.

In Colorado news, the US Department of Agriculture, which regulates meat and dairy products, has stepped into (literally) dispensaries in Denver and confiscated THC infused beef jerky from a local cannabis edibles company. Apparently you can’t mix the cancer cure and mad cow disease, something about cancelling each other out, I don’t know- but I believe the last time these people showed up anywhere they were arresting Oprah for talking trash about red meat. If they can take down her, Colorado cannabis edibles companies don’t stand a chance. Take this as totally unfair warning that THC meat and dairy products are officially being confiscated by the federal government in Colorado. Crazy times. Check it out if you wish…

One last note- if you are in the Colorado Springs area this Friday stop by Marmalade at Smokebrush from 5:30 to 10:00 where Dr. Bob Melamede and Todd McCorkmick will be speaking about cannabis as a cancer cure. Weather permitting, I might make a few comments as well- or a fiery sermon. You can check out the flyer here or at the bottom of the newsletter.

It is said “The ants of the world far outweigh the elephants.” It is factually true, but I take the comparison to mean the small creatures of this earth, in numbers and weight, can easily defeat the large ones. As worker ants, we get the message of Cannabis as a Cancer cure out there versus the elephants of the pharmaceutical industry and perfect corporation. To this point, sadly, the elephants only seem amused. But one day… one day soon…We’ll win.

Happy Cannaween everybody! May you Rip In Peace 😉
Capn Cannabis October, 25th 2012

Howdy folks!

It’s been a while- but you’ll be getting a double dose this month to make up for a missed month of information. To get started- we have major good news and major bad news. The good first- Rick Simpson, who should win the nobel prize, has released his book telling the story of the Phoenix Tears. You can get all 176 pages for $9.99 at his website– and I strongly recommend that if you are reading this newsletter you read Rick Simpson’s book. In it, he describes in intricate detail, with suprisingly excellent writing, the entire journey he has been on, including the proper process for making the cannabis oil. A lot of patients stories are described as well, their diseases, and experience on the oil. This is all useful information you may not be able to find online, and certainly not all in one place. I have read the book in its entirety, and not only was it a great Cannabis book, it is a great Human evolution story, told with honor, integrity, and spitting fire where it needs to be spat. It is a phenomenal tale- you will be shocked and amazed at what actually took place during Rick’s rise to fame. All for re-realeasing a panacea, a cure all- the Phoenix tears.

To Rick- you are a true hero of mine for the courage you have shown in releasing such information. I am thankful I came across it, and used it with great success to help those in need. I wish you the best and ultimate success through the rest of your long life, and I understand now the reasons you may not return to your home country of Canada. I still hope you get to see your Mom and those you want to see in that region. I thank you again, on behalf of all those I have treated and myself and my family, for what you have done, are doing, and I know will do. Thank you- is all I can say.

And now for the bad news… My Uncle, and the star patient in my film Vitamin Cannabis, has been arrested by the Federal Government in his homestate, a legal medical state where my uncle was a registered patient. The worst part, is the last communication I have from him was about how he had made the cannabis oil, cured a friend of brain cancer with a 60 gram reset, had the medical proof, and was about to go public with it. That “going public with it” part never happened….

To my Uncle- I’m so sorry this has happened. I know you were trying so hard to do what was morally correct, and success in curing loved ones meant the powers that be had to do something to stop you. Sooner rather than later. You alone were that much of a threat to them. Your courage in allowing me to tell your story in my film, has already helped others make the same leap of faith you did when you first told me you had cancer, and I first told you about the Phoenix Tears, and you decided to take 60 grams and extend your life.I am thankful for you in my life- and the lessons you taught me about good living and strength in family. I have nothing but love for you- and I wish you all the positive energy in the world to see you through this. I know God is there too. Thank you from the bottom of my heart- please know how sorry I am. God bless you Uncle.

It feels tough to follow that with any kind of news- but I have to go on- and to lighten the mood- did anyone see the story on the study that said CT Scans could be causing 2% of the cancers world wide? Oh wait- that wasn’t positive- but it is true. Let me try again…

Did anyone see the story of the guy busted in Vermont for Cannabis possession, who then took his farm tractor to the police station that busted him and ran over 7 of their cars with his steel beast?? The best part is, two of the officers had just finished washing their cars by hand before the tractor attacked. The next best part? The 7 cops in the station had to chase the tractor on foot, because all their cars were just destroyed. They failed to aprehend the man in the tractor, and another county’s deputies (who presumably still had cars) caught up with the man and arrested him for multiple felonies.

In a non related story that I so badly wish was related- Colorado’s Pot Police, the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division ( MMED) of the Colorado Division of Revenue, spent $70,000 a piece on 7 totally tricked out black S.U.V.’s, that apparently were designed to chase potheads across dirt roads at 60 mph. They carry advanced everything, upgraded everything, and now that Colorado’s pot boom (at least for the dispensaries, the black market is now flourishing) is over and the tax dollars have dried up, the MMED doesn’t even have enough employees left to need the 7 S.U.V.’s, so they are loaning them out to other government agencies. The MMED had over $7 million dollars at one point, and now they are so broke they won’t even authorize new employees for the pot shops that do still exist, so a hiring freeze is now in place because you can’t hire new employees until the MMED approves them, and they won’t do that again until March of 2013 due to “budgetary issues.” So you can’t get a job in the pot shops unless you have already been approved. Bullshit. Corrupt Bullshit. I really wish the Tractor man would have taken on the MMED’s 7 S.U.V.’s they blew their taxpayer money on, but alas, no such luck. Hey MMED, we could probably make another $7 mil for you to mindlessly blow on stupid shit if we set up your S.U.V.’s at the Denver Coliseum and let Tractor Man run them over. Just a thought…

In Oil related news, we have helped make some oil with a high CBD strain of weed specifically designed for CBD content, and test results just came back at 40% CBD, which is very good, as our original oil had around 3% CBD and 29% THC (also less than 1% CBN). In theory, a blend of CBD and THC would be good for certain cancers, but in reading Rick Simpson’s book, he isn’t quite sold on CBD for internal ingestion, which is our primary focus. From my experience, the high THC has worked all the magic that needs to be worked in almost every case, but it does make patients have THC “trips” occasionally. We will experiment with the high CBD oil (though there is very little of it at present) and report back in newsletters if possible. We would also like to encourage anyone out there doing CBD internal ingestion work to contact us with any information, we would love to hear from you!

Additionally, rumors of a Tommy Chong documentary on the Phoenix Tears in Colorado proved to be false, but we wish him the best in his treatment. We also know there are many more documentaries on the oil being made in Colorado and elsewhere. We wish all these film teams the best of luck in their quest to document the truth behind the healing magic of the oil- and we look forward to seeing your films!

More Colorado news- An 87 Year old man was recently busted for growing 400 plus pot plants (I’m sure he would say 420), that he was licensed to grow according to state constitutional law- meaning he had the “Red Card” permits and was making oil and edibles for people, which requires more plants. The cops left him with some of his plants- but I just want to say that this man should not be charged with anything- he should be put in the book of world records- for coolest grandpa. He should not face jail time, he should be given a medal for being so old and growing so much damn pot. His plants were huge! There’s no way a jury of 12 is gonna convict this guy of his supposed crime- so it amounts to the cops robbing him and leaving him struggling to fulfill patients needs. It’s again- Bullshit. Corrupt Bullshit.

On one more Colorado corrupt Bullshit note- letters went out to 10 more dispensaries in the state ordering them to close because they are within 1000 feet of schools or day-cares. 10 places closing or relocating at the cost of a few stamps to the federal agent that sent them out. Meanwhile, and I could not make this up- the Denver City council revises it’s liquor code so that now you can open a bar and serve alcohol right next to a school. I kid you not. The limit used to be 500 feet, but that was just too inconvenient to drinkers and developers. I’m not saying I care if my kids school is next to a bar (I probably would) but it’s amazing to see the slanted view of things. Cannabis curing stations closing, while poison flows freely anywhere it wants.

We were also thrilled to hear the recent news of a genuine “Jury Nullification” in New Hampshire for a Rastafarian man found growing Cannabis plants on his property for sacramental use. For those of you unfamiliar with Jury Nullification, it basically allows a jury member to decide that the prosecutor has presented his case and it seems to be correct, but if he or she disagrees with the punishment the accused would receive if a guilty verdict is entered, the jury member can nullify the trial and find the defendant not guilty. The defendant then cannot be retried due to double jeopardy. I bring this up because of this little known fact: Jury Nullification, done by the hundreds, kept many good bootleggers out of jail in the waning days of prohibition. When juries refused to convict their friends and neighbors for boozing or making booze, the federal government knew the battle was over and moved to correct the problem, thus ending prohibition. The government has also kept Jury Nullification a secret ever since then, and we were glad to see it brought back for Cannabis as a sacred plant, in the state of New Hampshire. Way to Go NH!! If all of us register to vote (which makes you eligible for jury duty) and we then show up to jury duty, get selected, and happen to pull a drug case, in theory you could nullify the whole trial by forcing a not guilty verdict, and- done by the hundreds- prosecutors would stop prosecuting certain drug cases, and the federal government would be forced to change the laws or look really stupid as everyone is breaking the laws with no penalty or enforcement. It worked once before, it could work again…

Other efforts to legalize marijuana continue in Colorado. On our ballot in November is Amendment 64, which would basically set up Colorado’s medical marijuana system, including aspects of HB 1284 (which was written by law enforcement agents), into Colorado’s state constitution. It has received a wave of negative attacks from the anti-pot side (95% funded by a Republican Drug Treatment Facility operator), including the oft used link from marijuana to Heroin use as a gateway drug, which has proven false or we would have heroin shops here in Denver. The critics have also cited drug court influenced statistics that more teens seek drug addiction treatment for pot than any other drug, which is a true stat, but only because teens busted for a couple joints at a party are offered drug treatment and a clean record (Read: Can still get federal college loans) as a plea deal, versus fighting the charges and possibly ending up with a criminal record ( Read: No Student Loan money for you). No wonder so many young people caught with an 1/8 of weed or a pipe choose Bullshit drug addiction treatment instead of the criminal record part, so the numbers are skewed one way to say the least. Another tactic included the republicans changing the Colorado Voter guide ( a book that gets sent to every Colorado voter that highlights the pros and cons of each issue on the ballot) to have 366 words against the legalization amendment, to only 208 for it. The messed up part is, the words were even initially, until someone in government intervened to tip the hat in the favor of the prohibitionists. Underhanded and seedy- that’s pot politics in the place where Rocky Mountain High is our state song.

Last but not least, I will be speaking at an event in Colorado Springs on October 26th sponsored by the THC ministry. I believe Dr. Bob Melamede may be there, and his film, along with a video from me, will be shown. I hope to have our instructional video called “Vitamin Cannabis: How to Make the Cure” finished by then as we continue to get countless requests for help in making the oil, fixing the oil, etc.. I am a huge fan of the poster that was put together for this event- that boldly states “CANNABIS CURES CANCER.”

Damn right it does. I’m proud to again scream it from this electronic mountaintop. Won’t you join me in making some phoenix tears, using it, and feeling better? I hope you do. :-)

God bless you all- Capn Cannabis- September 2012 cannabischorus@gmail.com