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Shared Dreams- A Tribute to Laura Kriho

Rest in Love Laura- you are already missed…

The day was May 28th, the year 2013. A truck had just pulled up outside my house on Curtis St in Denver. I got a phone call– it was the head of the Cannabis Therapy Institute, Video Flogger, Hemp and Weed Legalization Activist Extraordinaire and overall ass kickin’ freedom Fighter Laura Kriho on the other end- “You ready to witness history today Capn Cannabis?” She said– her tongue in cheek tone giving me a smile. “I’ll be right out” I said as I grabbed my jean jacket, hemp leaf adorned hat with a  stash pocket for weed, and headed out to meet her.

When I got in the car, Laura had a granola bar, orange juice, and two rolled and ready joints for our breakfast. “Can’t legalize Hemp on an empty stomach and not high, can we?” She laughed and nudged me to eat. She told me stories of Senator Lloyd Casey and the initial attempts to legalize Hemp in the Colorado legislature in the 1990’s. It never got passed, but they had fun, even bringing a full size bale of Hemp into the legislature, passing it off as hay. (Author’s note: The Bale of Hemp still exists somewhere- I have a few pieces of it given to me by Laura and Kathleen Chippi.) We were to meet up with the former senator before we went into the Governor’s office. After eating, Laura sparked the joint, and I smoked it, occasionally passing it to her, as she drove us to the Colorado State Capital building to see her longtime goal (and mine): Hemp and Marijuana legality, signed into law after all these years.

I first met Laura on 4-20-2008 in Civic Center Park in Denver when I filmed all willing participants of the 420 rally for my Pot activism centered Youtube channel. I had taken the name “Capn Cannabis” online and garnered a small but devoted following by sometimes being the only camera at Cannabis related activism events. Laura and Kathleen Chippi were Video Floggers– holding public servants and officials accountable by lambasting them online with video rants, questioning them in public about their ridiculous policies, and so forth. She talks on the video about the Cannabis Leis she sold– and highlights how “these are made in China- but they could be made right here in America, out of sustainable hemp. Anything petroleum and plastic made can be made from Hemp!” Her smile was ever present- even when you pissed her off her scoff contained some smile.

From there she began the Cannabis Therapy Institute, holding educational cannabis events of all kinds, and promoting full cannabis legality wherever she was– not some imitation. This led her to form her own plans to legalize in 2012, and although her efforts did not directly succeed– her interest and pursuit of the noble and just cause of cannabis legality forced the issue to the forefront– where Colorado did pass a version of cannabis acceptance– and we all owe Laura a debt of gratitude for her efforts. Just prior to Election night, Laura held the great debates on pot legality at Casselman’s on Walnut street downtown. My wife and I filmed these debates as Laura gave a voice to all in the movement– not just those with deep pockets.  Sometimes joints were smoked illegally onstage in acts of civil disobedience… but that’s just the kind of passionate, heart felt, fire filled gal Laura was- and the awesome events she put on. She always left you with some new knowledge, some new fire. Somehow you grew just from knowing Laura.

Flashing back now to that May 28th day in 2013– When we arrived at the capital, we met up with Senator Casey and saw Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper sign Recreational Marijuana into law in the main Capital rotunda. A bunch of professional TV cameras were present, and me with my tiny handheld video camera. But upstairs in the Governor’s office it was a more private affair. Just 20 or so people– no TV cameras or press– only well-dressed Hemp advocates. Das the Hemp Ice Cream man was there and a few famous lawyers. Kim Sidwell had her still camera next to me, clicking away as I ran my video cam and the Governor put ink to paper– accomplishing our dreams. As he did so, the spirit of Ken Gorman was present in the room and off to the left side the real Laura Kriho gave the guv a ball of hemp twine– which he loved. “We never get enough props,” he jokes as he handled the ball of hemp twine. (All visible in the video below, including Laura shaking the Guv’s hand at the 2:30 mark of the 4:20 long video.)

After the signing, I told the Governor about Cannabis curing cancer, and he said he had already heard, and he posed for a photo with me. It’s the proudest picture of me I have, that doesn’t involve my wife Genevieve or my 3 kids. It’s an image of me moments after I accomplished my dream, of cannabis and hemp being legal in my state. I’m wearing a pot hat, a jean jacket, and I look wild eyed and like I need a haircut– but it’s me accomplishing my dream. As of that moment I wasn’t a criminal anymore for pot. I could not have been prouder, and Laura was there to take the picture for me- like she was always there.

I cried often the night I found out Laura had passed away from a bacterial infection she contracted in Mexico. I could hardly sleep. It wasn’t until late, late that night, or early, early morning that the comforting image of Ken Gorman, Erin Marcove, and Laura Kriho smoking a joint in heaven finally came to me– and offered me tears of comfort instead of sadness. Laura was taken from us too soon. I know she had more to say.  Through my tears I watched the two videos of Laura. The first– so passionate about her cause. And the last– seeing that cause all the way to the end. Not a total, all out, victory forever more but still winning. Winning for Hemp. Winning for Pot. Winning for Justice. It brings tears to my eyes again just thinking of her long battle, finally won…

Laura and I first met because of our desires to have legal cannabis, and we saw it all the way through. I’ll forever be grateful to her for her true friendship, and of course, that photograph, that joint, that granola bar, and that orange juice that morning. For it sums up all she was in life– a caring, compassionate, thoughtful person who we all loved, and will miss, and who we will always remember. In the end I can only describe the life of Laura Kriho by saying it was an Activist’s life well lived. How many of us can say we changed the world? Laura could. I’m so thankful that my dreams, and Laura’s were Shared Dreams, so that I could know a great friend.

Rest in Love Laura Kriho

Your friend Kyle Marsh (Capn Cannabis)

Happy 4-20-2017!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Viva la evolucion – viva la revolucion,

Capn Cannabis
September 29th 2014

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

February Newsletter 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kyle Marsh
Capn Cannabis
February 2014

Large stores sold approximately 50 pounds of recreational cannabis each in 5 days’ time the first week of legality, with small stores selling 20 to 30 pounds each. Over $5 Million in retail sales the first week. State taxes at 25%, wholesale tax (unseen by consumer) at 15%, and 8% city sales tax equals 48% tax rate on the recreational weed. In numbers, a couple million in tax dollars raised, by people more than happy to pay it, all in one week’s time. The lines are still long at places and a month’s worth of cannabis infused chocolate edibles sold out in 2 days’ time at one of the shops. Incredible. Just incredible!

It’s Green Fever all over the state, as a Colorado state highway mile marker sign for Mile 420 has been stolen so many times the state’s transportation department replaced it with a new sign “Mile 419.99″. I couldn’t make this stuff up, it’s epic times in the joy of Colorado’s legality. Dominoes are falling all over the country – go New Hampshire, Alaska, Washington, Arizona, and New York as you prepare to pass, or implement Cannabis laws! Keep it legal for people to grow at least 6 plants, and the power to heal yourself will remain with the people. Grow ’em big :-)

Jay Leno on the Tonight Show, a great comedian in his final days as host of the famed show, is having a field day with marijuana jokes almost nightly as he heads towards the finish line. He seems to really be enjoying it, calling us “The Generation that Legalized Marijuana.” It’s awesome to see so much happening so quickly.

Food stamps cards can be used at pot shops in Colorado – but I wouldn’t do it people – that might be considered tickling the tail of the beast, and pissing off the feds. Also I wouldn’t recommend, as a caregiver, having more than 30 total plants or 5 patients, as the state is passing a law making both illegal. This law is Superconstitutional; meaning it is on top of a law that is in the Colorado state constitution saying something totally different. So if you can convince a jury of 12 of your peers you didn’t have too many plants or patients, you are okay, but make sure you can without a doubt survive examination of your plants and patients as there will be laws in place soon. It’s sad to see the 5 patient limit and 30 plant count come back from the dead. Just like the THC DUI, it’s another example of legislators doing what they want, regardless of a constitutional vote by the people.

A heads up to all would-be shippers out of state of cannabis goods: several reports of packages not arriving to locations have many thinking the government and corporations have installed larger package scanning machines at all Colorado (and potentially Washington) mailing facilities, and are putting extra scrutiny on packages leaving the legal compassionate states. The Vitamin Cannabis team has long banned out of state shipping amongst our ranks, and I myself would be rich if I accepted the once a week offers to buy my pills and ship them to people out of state or overseas. Do it at your own risk, people, but I do not participate in shipping at all.

In the 1600’s, the Dutch had an event occur called “Tulip Mania” where tulip bulbs were overinflated in price and became worth thousands of dollars, even though the intrinsic value (the actual value of the bulb) was next to nothing. I learned about Tulip Mania in talking with the lead grower at the dispensary I work for, who talked about how the value of certain cannabis clones, like a heavy CBD, or high yielding THC with short flower time, can be inflated to thousands of dollars, when the actual value of the cannabis clone is always less than $1 in physical materials. I asked the grower to compare what is happening in Colorado right now to something else, and Tulip Mania is what he related it to. It’s Cannabis Mania, and Tax Mania, right now in Denver, but it’s all a beautiful sight to see.

In other non-cannabis news, there might be trees on mars, look for yourself and be the judge, but I think the 300 ft. coral-like trees on Martian seabed are definitely proof of alien life existing even if it is Martian Flowers. See the pics and judge for yourself. Also, dolphins have been caught – using a robotic fish camera – taking a puffer fish, making it puff its poison, then getting “high” off the puffer poison, and handing the fish to each other like a joint. It’s pretty amazing to see other creatures using “recreational drugs.” And the poor puffer fish… http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhlXllGGBS6symC3z3

$7 million in Cannabinoid research grants from the state of Colorado has been put into the budget – it’s a first – as a governmental organization will be conducting research into the validity of cannabis as medicine claims. I wonder if our team will receive any of the funds, to look into whether or not cannabis does indeed cure cancer :-). We all know it does, but it would be nice to see it official, and released to all.

Congratulations to New York, who authorized via emergency edict through the governor’s office the distribution of cannabis medicines at 20 NY hospitals. And power to the “Live Free or Die” state, as New Hampshire prepares to legalize via the state house. The dominoes are falling everywhere and prohibitions’ clock is in its final ticks… :-)

Nancy Grace of CNN called pot smokers “Lazy, Fat, and a Threat to Society” in her monologue about how pot legalization is a slippery slope. She debates Mason Tvert, a SAFER marijuana activist who handles her quite well. Nancy even turns off his mike at one point he is winning the argument so badly. Then on Saturday Night Live, they mock Nancy and fake interview a Boulder cannabis bakery manager and Katt Williams. Both will make you laugh out loud and you can check them out together here: http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2014/01/21/cnns-insane-clown-nancy-grace-converts-millions-to-marijuana-legalization/

On a positive note: the over 70 year old doctor in Northern Colorado charged with a felony after signing a medical marijuana card for an undercover cop who said he was in severe pain, will not go to jail, though he still has a criminal record as a result of the case. It’s sad to see in some areas the fear of pot being the devil’s weed still exists. The prosecutor tried to have the doc banned from talking about the case, but that was thrown out by the judge. A strong court turnout helped the doctor who hopefully will be able to return to a normal life with his family, and tell his story to prevent it from happening elsewhere.

Another positive, the first Commercial Hemp Seed production vendor license was issued in Colorado; soon we will all be able to buy commercial hemp seed. Remember it’s only $200 initial fee and $1 per acre to grow industrial hemp in Colorado. Please come grow your victory gardens here… :-)!

One final note: Mr. Snowden – the leaker of the NSA documents about how the US has been spying on everyone – told Russian authorities, who told a newspaper in Iran, that the United States Government has been run by Nazi Space Aliens since 1954. Although the source is questionable, and the story ridiculous, in a way – to me – it makes a hell of a lot more sense that evil Nazi aliens run the country than that ordinary human beings would be so terrible to each other so often, like keeping the cancer cure illegal and letting people die. I’m not saying I believe the Nazi Space Alien stuff, I’m just saying it is much easier to believe that then that humans are capable of such evil. Food for thought, folks.

I hope this message finds you all well and happy. Positive thoughts and energy your way. I truly love you all and will continue my lightworker lightwork as long as we’re gleaming. Please wish me and my family light and good tidings as well. Viva la evolucion, viva la oil!

Kyle Marsh
Capn Cannabis January 25th 2014

P.S. An Update on “Team Landon”: Landon Riddle’s mom, Sierra Riddle, is fighting for her son’s right to use cannabis rather than toxic chemotherapy (he doesn’t even have cancer right now, but they are requiring him to continue treatment for the next few years anyway!). They are trying to raise money for an attorney as well as car repairs to travel form Colorado Springs to Denver regularly for appointments with his doctor. You can help them out by visiting their website and making a donation: http://hashtagteamlandon.wix.com/support.  And/or you can nominate her as an Unstoppable Mom here: http://livekellyandmichael.dadt.com/contests/unstoppablemoms/. Both would help out greatly and would be very much appreciated.

P.S.S. Oh man the news just keeps coming… the pro football league in America just announced it would consider marijuana for treatment of brain injuries, the University of Colorado announced their 33% increase in admissions applications “has nothing to do with recreational marijuana legality” – h huh, sure it doesn’t – and Obama talks about how marijuana isn’t all that bad. The times they are a changin’ and I like what I see. Come to Colorado to go “Hiking” Folks! :-)

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

 

If the video does not appear for you, watch it here

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

Howdy readers!

A jolly time we are having in Colorado’s Wild Wild West. So good in fact, that “High Times” Magazine, and all Cannabis based print media, has been labeled as “Porn” by the Colorado legislature, and must be kept behind newsstand counters. Kush magazine used to be free at 7-11; High Times used to be visible up front. Now I can’t even find them most places. But weed stories are on the news almost every night. Crazy times…UPDATE: Colorado has just thrown out this law and my nug porn will return to normal places J

I was sent a link to an Italian Government sponsored study on “Future Cannabis Medications” that cited Rick Simpson’s method twenty times! I want to emphasize, the study does not focus on if Phoenix Tears Cannabis Oil works, but on what the best way to extract the cannabinoids from cannabis is. People in the world know it works! Is Naphtha really best, as Rick has always said? Check out the study results for yourself at the link at the bottom of this post/e-mail. I have said before Rick Simpson will win a Nobel Prize for re-releasing the phoenix tears formula. If he keeps getting cited by official government studies like Italy’s, it is going to happen. And he deserves it, I might add!

Speaking of Rick Simpson, he looks incredibly young, vibrant, and healthy in the movie American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny, by Kevin Booth. I saw the film at Cherry Creek Mall Cinema in Denver, a rare pot event in upscale Cherry Creek, but it was great to see it on the big screen. Did you know there are no cannabinoid receptors in the part of the brain stem where breathing and cardiovascular function is controlled (medulla oblongata), and that is why it’s impossible to overdose and die on cannabis? Its information like this, along with Cash Hyde’s incredible story, that make me say everyone should see this movie. Prohibition is going by the wayside, and its films like Kevin’s that will help push it into the fire. I spark one up for Cannabis Destiny – go see it!!

A study in Israel also determined Cannabis is effective in protecting the brain both before and after traumatic brain injuries. There seems to very little this plant is not effective at. Treating dogs can be another use of Cannabis, a veterinarian in CA reports. I have seen this and can verify the effects of the oil on dogs can be as amazing as on people, and it usually takes less oil. Another web posting describes Mango’s and its ingredient Myrcene, and their effect on “getting high” with cannabis. Reportedly the mango extract can make the high “higher” if used an hour before, and can lengthen the high if used while already high. Mango in the raw may be even better than the extract. Mango Smoothie, anyone?

In local Colorado news, Rev. Brandon Baker of the THC Ministry, which put on my film premiere in Denver and subsequent screening in Colorado Springs, is suing the State of Colorado for the illegality of the blood draws in the new THC DUI law. I applaud Rev. Baker for his efforts, and would like to add Olympic athletes can win Gold medals and have 149 nanograms of THC per ML of blood, but in Colorado we are considered “impaired” at only 5. That doesn’t make much sense – the limit should be much higher or determined on a person’s actual roadside sobriety and ability to drive a vehicle. Let alone the issue of a cop forcing you to a hospital to have your blood drawn and its blatant unconstitutionality. The law will probably stay on the books, though…sad.

On a happier note: HEMP IS LEGALIZED IN COLORADO! As is recreational Cannabis, of course. But all Colorado residents can apply for a permit to grow 10 acres of industrial Hemp. I’m gonna try and do it :-) I was able to be in the Governor’s office for the signing of the Hemp Production act in Colorado, and a video of the event can be viewed below. I also did a short “History of Hemp: Hemp for Victory!” Video documenting how hemp became legal in our state. A third video released the past month also shows the complete press conference and signing of our recreational marijuana regulation bill, which will allow pot shops to open in Colorado in January of 2014, and sell to anyone 21 or over. It’s gonna be awesome :-)

We also have a special “Batch Two” of Vitamin Cannabis with a much higher CBD content, and it is wonderful to be in a position to have such a blessed medicine. Fight for your Cannabis rights, folks – it will mean the world to you in the future!

 

Positive thoughts your way
– Capn Cannabis June 2013

 

Italian Government Cannabis Medicine Study Citing Rick Simpson’s Method
http://www.cannabis-med.org/data/pdf/en_2013_01_1.pdf

 

Mango Terpinoid Gets You Higher
http://420tainment.com/2010/04/enhancing-marijuana-high-mango-myrcene-terpene/

 

Hemp 4 Victory! Hemp legal in Colorado! Video
http://youtu.be/dVsLHQcsCp4

 

Hemp History Video
http://youtu.be/Beb8GGZXYZY

 

Recreational Marijuana Signed into Law Video
http://youtu.be/VZC-14gaQbo

 

Hello everyone- I hope your flowers are in bloom and some THC/CBD per day is keeping the Doctor’s away. :-)

I was visited by Lady Harlequin and CBD Bill the other day, and I posted a video of it you can watch here:

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CBD Bill has a lot of great information about Cannabidiol, which may be the glue that sticks us together as it relates to the endocannabinoid system. Bill will also give you a cutting of his CBD heavy strain Harlequin if you contact him at the e-mail address in the video. It’s awesome to see people with incredible plant knowledge coming to Colorado to share what they know, which can benefit us all. I hope to continue to bring you videos through my YouTube that contain rare people and plants. If you listen close, CBD Bill imparts vast knowledge. Let’s prove this cannabis panacea cure-all, get cured, never get disease, live 150 years, and go to space. It’s a fun message, and entirely possible with Cannabis. :-)

In local Colorado Cannabis news, our Governor will sign into law the legislatures Amendment 64 (marijuana legalization) implementation bills, and also legalize industrial hemp, on Tuesday at the Colorado State Capital. It’s sure to be a historic signing – and I’m proud of our state, and her people. Legal hemp and somewhat legal cannabis with THC – wow! There was a time we all thought it would be California that legalized first. Now I get to watch history happen here in my state – incredible! Don’t worry, I’m sure your next, Cali!

In Global Cannabis News, the International Olympic Committee has decided to increase the amount of THC allowed in an athletes’ blood without disqualifying him to 150 nanograms of THC per 1 milliliter of blood. So athletes can win a Gold medal as the best in the world at something with 149 nanograms of THC per ML of blood in their system, but Colorado said I can’t drive with more than 5 nanograms of THC per ML of blood or I can get a THC DUI. Good for the IOC for recognizing THC in the system does not mean impairment, and as CBD Bill points out in the interview, THC and CBD at a 1:1 ratio would mean the impossibility of being high, no matter what the levels, but a user might feel tired. I think a THC DUI level set at 150 nanograms is a lot more fair and reasonable than 5. Ridiculous… It’s going to take some time to work all this out…

I’d also like remind Denver-ites to RSVP to American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny- a film by Kevin Booth of Sacred Cow. I have seen the film, and it is amazing!  A must see for oil makers, oil users, cannabis juicers, and all Cannabis advocates or consumers. Hemp Girl and I will be at the premiere in Cherry Creek on June 6th at 7:30 PM at AMC 8 – but you must buy tickets in advance to help make it happen. It will be an epic event, for sure, and you will leave changed, and empowered to do more for the movement and your own family. Reserve your tickets now at http://www.tugg.com/events/3877  for the Denver event, or look for a premiere in your area.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail cannabischorus@gmail.com. Big things are on the horizon – let’s ride the wave!

– Capn Cannabis