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More people smoked Cannabis at 4:20 on 4/20 in Denver than have ever smoked Cannabis together before. We raised a historic cloud of pot smoke above our city, and 80,000 people gathered peacefully to celebrate Cannabis. It was a historic moment, and I bring you our camera’s take on “the Moment” at 4:20 PM- followed by my speech that took place at 3:45 PM. I made this video to show that we did have an awesome day. And although the headlines will read about the shooting that left 3 people hurt, it was really a wonderful display of Cannabis affection, prior to around 4:45. Please watch it for an amazing view of what Cannabis legality could look like everywhere :-):  420 Rally Denver 4:20 PM FROM THE STAGE Vitamin Cannabis Films

The following day I attended the sold out 1st Annual American High Times Cannabis Cup, and it was EPIC!! Though it was so packed it was tough to move (16,000 tickets sold) I had a great time and visited every corner of the event. I enjoyed Cannabis infused Chocolate and Strawberry Fondue dripping from fountains. Medicated Pulled Pork sandwiches gave me the energy to keep walking and a buzz! All kinds of pipe sellers, pot products, butter extractors, apple bong making kits, and, of course, the best marijuana in America. Throw in some of the best cannabis concentrates in the world, and I can see why I talked to people from Amsterdam, New Zealand, New York, Chicago, California, and Oklahoma – and they were all blown away!! It was truly an experience, and next year we are hearing it will be at a larger venue – and I should say get your tickets as soon as they become available – it is a Cannabis friendly event like no other pot friendly event on the planet.

Epic times at the Cannabis Cup Denver 2013. :-)

On the Thursday night prior to 4/20, I attended the advance screening of Kevin Booth of Sacred Cow Films’ movie premier of American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny (Free the Cure!). It was an amazing film that all people involved in the Cannabis oil (Phoenix Tears) movement need to see. It has both Rick Simpson and Cash Hyde and his family in it, and tells an incredible, though sometimes sad, story about the true effects of Cannabis prohibition. Mr. Booth forges a brave trail through the trees of this growing movement with compassion, sensibility, and logic. I felt this was a movie I could show almost anyone to change their opinion on the Cannabis oil, and whether children should be given it. You can actually get the movie hosted in your city so check out this website http://www.sacredcow.com/

Regardless of how you do it, find a way to see this movie – you won’t be disappointed.

In Colorado news, the Cannabis THC DUI Bill in the Colorado legislature that would make all Cannabis users criminals if they drove, and subject them to police “blood draws” to prove they had more than 5 nanograms of THC per ML of blood, HAS BEEN TOTALLY KILLED IN COMMITTEE!! Great job and congratulations to the lobbying team that accomplished this, some unpaid – I should add. Please let everyone know this is not a free pass to smoke while driving, though, as without a new law, the old “Zero tolerance” policy is still in place. Still, that’s better than an automatic THC DUI when you are not even feeling buzzed at all at 5 nanograms. That’s six times the bill has been killed now, because it’s a stupid law in the first place to make criminals out of people who are doing just fine. We also learned Colorado voters may get to decide the amount of tax on recreational marijuana, and a Boulder-ite former NASA engineer designed an all-inclusive lockable “Colorado Grow Box” that looks really cool to make growing easier and is A64 compliant.

In “Curing” news: Corri Yelland, a woman who had stage 4 Colon Cancer, is now speaking out that she cured herself using Rick Simpson’s oil. Thanks to Rick and Christian, another life was saved. Viva la Oil! We also learned that “Sativex”, which is basically our Vitamin Cannabis oil in inhaler form put out by a British pharmaceutical company, was rescheduled by the U.K.’s Ministry of Health because it “has a low potential for abuse”. Between Marinol, Sativex, or just plain ol’ Cannabis, I’ll take God’s natural green herb any day. :-)

Overall, the 4/20 weekend in Denver was a trail blazing success!! I need a day or two more to recover :-) :-) :-)  I saw in a U.K. news outlet the headline “80,000 smoke cannabis in Denver 4/20″ and would like more people to see headlines like that, instead of ones about the shooting. Early word is the shooting was gang related and had nothing to do with the rally or cannabis. We’re still sad the violence dampened what would have been a perfect weekend, but please view the video and help me spread the positive message about what really went down in Denver on 4-20-2013, a Historical Gathering for the proponents of the most wonderful plant in the world: Cannabis! Amen~

Viva la evolucion! Hope to see you all again soon,

Kyle

Capn Cannabis

 

Happy 4/20!

It’s April 14th, 2013. The month of 4-20-2013. It’s going to be epic. :-)

There is no ticket needed to the 420 Rally in Civic Center Park on Saturday 4-20, where more people will gather to celebrate cannabis freedom by toking at 4:20 PM than ever before in history. I hope to see you all there… :-)

I’m sorry to say that tickets to the High Times Cannabis Cup are now SOLD OUT in all forms – and are going for 5 to 10 times the ticket price online. I bought my tickets for $35 thanks to Dr. Thurstone, a prohibitionist who published an anti-marijuana article in a local Denver paper, and the web version had a link to purchase tickets to the high times cup. I will be using my two tickets on Sunday with Hemp Girl, and we hope to have a grand time, although I will be the only one smoking as she is still breast feeding our kids. If you see us be sure to say “hello” and I’ll share a toke!

Literally, there is too much going on with Colorado’s Cannabis legality to go into too many details; the waters are still murky, but a clear picture will soon emerge. In the meantime, I am super happy Colorado residents can grow cannabis legally and are no longer in fear of arrest for an ounce or less of marijuana. The freedoms we enjoy are unique to our state.

To those who have recently questioned whether Colorado will “suffer” from legalization, our business index is rising, companies are moving here because of our legality, and our market continues to create jobs. There are hundreds of ancillary business successes, and overall the cannabis trade is keeping our economy strong in a recession. Strange how the facts don’t add up to the scare tactics.

Cannabis is still medicine, even though recreational use is now legal. :-) We have heard from an epilepsy patient who let us know he has been treating himself for years with cannabis edibles and oils and they are the only thing that works to keep his seizures down. It just goes to show, what doesn’t work for someone may work very well for another person. I can’t wait for the day when we know for sure, based on testing of 1,000 or more people, which strain and what cannabinoids do what. It will be a blessing to us all…

In the meantime, the “vertical integration” laws that helped put me and thousands of other cannabusiness out of the industry, will most likely be thrown out. The HB 1284 regulation said that cannabis dispensaries must grow 70% of their own weed. It meant thousands of dollars in costs, because some dispensaries never grew their own weed, but had several growers who supplied their product. The government put them out of business, and now that they’re gone, and less than a hundred dispensary owners are left, the regulations are gone. I don’t think the “regulations” were even designed to “regulate”- they were designed to “eliminate” competition for the Perfect Corporations business to succeed. Maybe with Vertical Integration, and the 70/30 rule gone, more opportunity will arise for SMALL Colorado Cannabusinesses who truly care about patients’ needs and don’t sell “winterized” butane hash. But on a positive note it looks like Colorado voters will get to decide how much tax will be added to cannabis retail sales. I’m guessing the voters will keep the tax low :-)

I’ll be sure to write again just after 4-20 to let you know how it all went, and go to a rally for cannabis legality wherever you are – and share in the moment – when we honor those who have come before us – whom have fought for this plant.

Happy 4-20-2013!!

-Capn Cannabis

 

P.S.  David LaGoy, “Damien” passed away on March 22nd 2013. His courage helped pave the way for the medical marijuana community we have in Colorado today, and all dispensaries should realize Damien is the reason they can operate, after he sued to stop the state from only allowing 5 patients per caregiver. When he won, and caregivers could have hundreds of patients, the true Green Rush began. Dispensaries popped up all over Denver, began paying taxes and becoming accepted, and they were so entrenched by the time anyone wanted to do anything about it that we still have them today. We all owe David a lot. I thank him – and may he be remembered always. Rest in Love David LaGoy.

 

Happy March to everyone! We have snow here and my daughters 1st birthday to enjoy. I can’t believe it has been a whole year! She is walking now and will be talking soon. My son is two now and walks and talks like a champion. Cannabis is talked about every day in my state, and it’s good times, though I watch what is happening closely. :-)

First things first, Miguel Lopez of Denver’s 420 Marijuana Rally has granted me the supreme honor of speaking this year at the largest gathering of legal pot smokers in the world. I will be giving a short speech sometime between 2 pm and 4:20. I have also been tasked with contacting the Guinness book of World Records about our “Historical Toke” when more humans will legally smoke cannabis at the same time than ever before in human history. I’ll let you know how it goes, but if you can be in Denver on 4-20-13, you can be a part of an historic event. :-)

I also wanted to let you all know there is now a way to grow real diamonds in a glass jar in your home for about $100. It’s going to change the way we view diamonds in the long run; they will suddenly be cheaper than ever before. You’ll be able to make a car from diamonds, a house from diamonds, and my personal favorite, you’ll be able to grow a chia elvis on your kitchen windowsill, complete with real diamond hair! An industry that promoted child soldiers and gem hoarding, now will be totally changed by a chemical reaction that anyone can cause. I bring it up both to mention “Chia Elvis” and to say that I hope that the cannabis oil does to the chemo/radiation industry what the “grow your own diamonds” will do to the diamond industry. And I hope Hemp replaces plastics, wood, and paper. I can’t wait for simple changes to have big effects on major industries. I know cannabis products are safer, better, stronger, and more bio-degradable or recyclable. I know Hemp/Cannabis can change a whole bunch of industries. Who knows- maybe one day I’ll have a chia elvis, with a diamond beard, and cannabis hair. One can dream- right? There is a lot to get to this month so I’ll start first with what’s happening with Colorado’s Marijuana legalization!!

For starters, the regulatory committee of 25 people (mainly prohibitionists) has passed on their recommendations to our Governor, who is not happy about any of it. I’m not happy with some things….The recommendations include out of staters only being able to purchase 1/8th of weed at a time (how are they going to enforce that unless they track it?), there is a 10 Milligram of THC limit on Recreational edibles (at least my T Class pills would still be legal), Employers can fire you for your off the clock cannabis use (totally unconstitutional), you must have two locks on all residential grow rooms even if you don’t have kids, and last but not least, YOUR FRONT PORCH IS NO LONGER CONSIDERED YOUR PRIVATE PROPERTY IF YOU ARE SMOKING CANNABIS ON IT!!!  That last one is a doozy because really your front (and back) porches are your property, but written into the regulations to be passed will be the authority for police to arrest you on your front porch for doing something legally allowed by the Colorado State Constitution. So basically, the voters said smoking cannabis on your porch was fine, but the prohibitionists didn’t like that, so they are making state laws allowing for the arrest of you on your porch only if the officer can see you smoking cannabis from the sidewalk, street, or another house. It’s not that way with alcohol, I’d just like to say…

I recently attended a meeting of Ganjapreneurs- people looking for money to start cannabiznesses in Denver. I was there to see if any of the 80 dispensary owners left want to help me bring Vitamin Cannabis pills to legal market. Some had not even heard of the Cannabis as a cancer cure story, or Rick Simpson, or Phoenix Tears, so needless to say it did not go well and I am extra thankful my video “How to Make the Cure: Vitamin Cannabis Encore” is up and available to anyone who may need it. I have met some positive individuals by chance lately and I still have hope for my pills to get to a legal market soon.

I did enjoy my encounter with Wayward Bill Chengalis, the head of the U.S. Marijuana Political Party. He has continued the tradition, started by the Late Great Marijuana Activist Ken Gorman, of throwing “legalization” rallies on the steps of the Colorado State Capital Building on the last Saturday of every month. I had been a regular attender and filmer of these rallies prior to my kids being born, but I still showed up a few times even afterwards. Once A64 legalized marijuana in Colorado, it was questioned as to whether or not the rallies should still take place. Wayward Bill, in Ken Gorman’s honor, will continue the rallies, and as he says “for the other 48 states who don’t have legal cannabis.” Right on, Bill!

I had the great privilege of being a friend of Ken Gorman’s after his release from prison on pot charges. I attended many rallies with him and saw him in action.  My favorite memory is watching Ken toss joints into the crowd. There were sometimes 30, sometimes 300 people at the rallies. Ken put on a great show regardless of how many people showed up. Those rallies were his church, his sermons created the movement that is now becoming an industry and a globe changer. I’ll never forget a rally of 40 people in the rain; Ken with his bullhorn organizing everyone under tarps that came out of nowhere as we sat on the steps leading down from the capital. “No Pot, No Peace!” Ken led us in chanting. “We won’t have peace on the planet until pot is legal everywhere!” he yelled to the gathered, as they smoked joints kept dry under hands and hats. The rain poured- but our freedom reigned true…thank to Ken Gorman.

This year, at Miguel Lopez’s Ken Gorman Memorial 4/20 Marijuana Legalization Rally, there will be a record 100,000 people toking cannabis LEGALLY during one minute, 4:20 PM.  History will be made in Civic Center Park in Colorado in 2013. And I will be there as one of that 100,000 strong crowd, and I know Ken will be present in spirit as well.

We will set a historic record for all humanity at 4:20 PM on 4-20-2013. It will be at a rally Ken Gorman started in the 90’s that more people will smoke in unison than ever before in human history. Thank you, Ken, for all you did. We honor you this 4:20 – Rest in Peace, Brother, fellow soldier, and friend. This toke’s for you… :-)

In other pot warrior news, the Reverend Roger Christie of the THC Ministry has had his trial delayed for a third time, and his release denied, saying he “is a threat to the community.” All he did was have a legal church distributing cannabis sacrament to members in exchange for donations. I can’t imagine why the government on any level would have a problem with that, but he was arrested and has been held longer than some Guantanamo detainees, and he is not a terrorist. It’s blatantly unconstitutional, but the longer they hold him the more convinced I am he will end up walking out of jail the day Cannabis becomes legal in Hawaii. It may not go down that way, as I think the government is more pissed off about tax issues than anything, but he should be released- it is ridiculous that he is being persecuted in this way. Let Christie free!!

And a SERIOUS HEADS UP to Hash Pen users and CO2 and Butane Extraction smokers: You are most likely being poisoned, as regulations considered – then shelved – revealed much this week at the a64 hearings. It turns out some of the oil meant for “dabbers” or vape pens and such, is being laced with Sirlene, or propylene glycol, which is an ingredient in anti-freeze. I avoid all Co2 and Butane products. Period. Right now most of the people making those do it for profit and don’t give a shit about you. It’s not fair, it’s just what’s going on, and you need to be careful about what you are consuming. Just a warning, we have heard other stories about poor quality butane, alcohol, and other unsafe items being used in the production of CO2 and Butane Cannabis Extracts. Many people are reporting feeling “weird” or “strange” after smoking vape pen cartridges and supposedly poor quality wax can ball up in your throat. Be safe out there everybody, and make your own bubble hash if you can and smoke it with a magnifying glass. :-)

On a final note, never doubt that a small group of dedicated people can change the world, in fact it’s the only thing that ever has. I know for certain a small group of 20 dedicated people in Colorado led a groundswell that, over 20 years, added thousands more dedicated people, and eventually those voters legalized cannabis in Colorado – and the place where the first arrest took place – took the first steps in ending cannabis arrests altogether. The first dominoes have fallen and others will soon follow. It’s sweet times for Cannabis all around. I got my tickets to the first ever American High Times Cannabis cup, and this year everyone over 21 can smoke! I’ve been to the “medicating” tent the last two years and it has been epic. This year all can join in on the fun! I will also be there on 4-20 at Civic Center Park. Join me if you can, and take a toke for freedom, cannabis, and the cure! Yes We Cannabis!  The power is truly in our hands.

 

Viva la evolucion, viva la oil!

Thank you all for your continued support! I love you all!

Capn Cannabis

Hi Folks-we have both good and bad news- so we will get the bad out of the way- which is that comedian Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong fame has prostate cancer. The good news is that he is using the Cannabis Oil to treat it, and as part of his announcement- Mr. Chong went on CNN, America’s largest cable news network- and talked about using the oil instead of chemotherapy. It is the FIRST TIME Rick Simpson’s oil has been mentioned on a major news network here in the States. We wish Tommy all the best and hope his treatment is successful- it should be- as those of us who have lots of experience with the oil know. He has caught the cancer early, he has not had chemo or radiation yet, and he has plenty of time to do a 60 gram reset.

In other news, we received a message from a patient who used the oil, and also went to Cancer Treatment Centers of America, who advertise on TV. We have looked into the cancer centers, and everyone should know they are rumored to cost $30,000 a month and their success rate is approximately 5-10% better (or worse for some cancers) than most hospitals. Our patient underwent chemo and radiation, but also completed a reset of the oil. The Doctor’s at the Cancer Centers were SHOCKED and AMAZED when their patient tested at 100% cancer free. The family sent us an e-mail saying thanks for the advice and info, and that they believe it was the oil that cured him, not the chemo radiation. I believe it was the oil too, but I wanted to share this story with you all to let you know it is OKAY to have a family member still do chemo or radiation if they need or want to. It isn’t the best, and it could cause cancers to come back later, but the oil will not interfere with chemo- it will only do it’s job anyway.

On the local front- the THC DUI bill was narrowly defeated- even as the large dispensary lobbying groups folded against patients again and supported the bill. It’s disgusting, but the large for profit dispensaries in Colorado are so shady at this point! I bought some Cannabis Oil product called “Ear Wax” and it popped and fizzled like a fourth of july firecracker. When I returned it to the shop and showed them just how toxic the wax was, instead of pulling it off their shelves- they just put it on sale- saying that most of their customers “won’t even know the wax is toxic.” The best way to legalize pot is to let everyone grow it, as much of it as they need, and not let the grows be managed by robber barons who don’t see cannabis as medicine. A local police officer was killed by a DUI driver, but there is no public outrage about the death due to drinking-but if it had been thc….

More local news, Dr. Bob Melamede is being blocked from testifying in the trial of Bob Crouse, a local cannabis patient/grower and phoenix tears oil user. Dr. Bob would testify the two pounds of Cannabis Mr. Crouse was growing was for making the oil, not selling as the cops contend. However, the prosecutor is attempting to block Dr. Melamede’s testimony because they know that a jury will not convict Mr. Crouse if they hear he was using the oil to treat his own cancer and understand just how much cannabis it takes to make it. Sad that the government will spend so much effort to keep this story from spreading- we wish Mr. Crouse all the best in his upcoming trial.

One last local note- the CBI (Colorado Bureau of Investigation) is illegally stealing money from the CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health) to create a database of cannabis patients for law enforcement purposes. This is specifically banned in Colorado’s constitutional amendment 20, but the government enforcers don’t care about the laws. They just want to be able to tell cannabis users that they can’t have guns, and that they will automatically be pulled out for DUI testing just for being pulled over, if the computer system database goes through. Thanks to Cheesecake Lady Jessica for fighting this and getting the information out there- the two groups held an illegal meeting last week to discuss the illegal pilfering of CDPHE funds for the illegal database. Did I mention the entire database is illegal???

And on the Zombie Apocalypse front- the bath salts consuming face eating man from Florida who ate a man’s face on camera, had some THC in his system. So even though he may have been on bath salts and prescription pills were found in his system, the press is implying the attack was heightened by cannabis because it was confirmed that he had “consumed marijuana in the hours prior to the attack” and that the prescription pills were “mostly undigested”. Toxicology results, however, take 6 weeks. Ridiculous what they will say to keep pot illegal- hence why I’m so proud that Tommy Chong got the information about the oil out on CNN. For now, it’s up to us to keep taking care of those we love. Let me know if I can answer any questions out there folks, and if you want one of our movies, there are only 50 left of the original 100 so order now. Positive energy everyone’s way- except the prohibitionists. They can take some bath salts and go eat some face…

One last note- we promised a weekly newsletter but I have two young kids- so it’s going to be monthly or randomly as news comes in. Please stay subscribed. We’ll do our best to keep the knowledge coming- and the tests are still taking place all over Colorado- and it seems like- the world. Check out the CEO of Dr. Bronner’s magic soap’s protest in Washington D.C.. Locked in a cage with hemp plants with cops all around trying to figure out how to get him out of there. Hysterical poignant activism-Viva la Evolucion- Capn Cannabis June 2012