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Radical Russ mansplaning MJ to Roseann Barr on twitter

November 11th, 2016 | By Pirate

After the nation has had a few days to celebrate or fret about a Trump win, the funny discussions are coming from twitter where marijuana activists are trying to convince one another who has the most credentials and the best information.

Actress Roseanne Barr Argues with mansplaining Radical Russ Belville about Trump and Legalization

Actress Roseanne Barr Argues with mansplaining Radical Russ Belville about Trump and Legalization

  @RadicalRuss (Russ Belville) is currently “mansplaining” to @therealroseanne how Clinton “supported legalization 100%”, and Roseanne is explaining to chauvinist Radical Russ that;


 

Radical Russ is trying to prove that Hillary Clinton would have legalized cannabis the same way that Donald Trump would have.   He uses some vague examples where she said that she would favor cannabis.   However Russ Belville ignores the recent interviews where she said that she would not favor cannabis legalization, and that she would prosecute (much like Obama did, when in just two years as president, Obama had 6100% more federal MMJ indictments than Bush did in his whole 8 years).  The real kicker in this case for Clinton is not her public message, but her private message.  Remember that issue coming up during the debates, where she was called out for the wikileaks revelations that Clinton said that she has both a public position on the issues, as well as a separate private issue on the issues when she gave a paid speech to top bankers who at the same meeting she was assuring these bankers that she most definitely did not favor legalization.

Hillary Clinton says she has ‘both a public and a private position’

In Leaked Speech, Clinton Promises Bankers to Stand Against Pot

Hillary Lying For 13 Minutes Straight, showing Hillary have various positions on important topics

Even on February 2nd 2016, Russ had more sense on this issue saying that Hillary was basically out of touch

What really got me is how in October 2015 on Russ Belville’s show #675 at minute 15:00 he says that “Bernie … is first leading candidate from the democrat or republican party to say that he would vote to legalization marijuana”.  Yet in Russ Belville’s condesending exchange with Rosanne Barr he touts his roles with NORML and High Times as if he is some sort of expert.  Totally neglecting that Ron Paul was a “leading candidate” for president of the USA, who had said that he would legalize cannabis since the 1980’s.  Russ Belville forgets about a time when NORML actually fought for REAL cannabis law reform, see these clips of Ron Paul supporting cannabis legalization, and an interview with NORML and Ron Paul (pre-Russ).

But anyway, Rosanne is doing good fighting back the non-sense.   While I am not ecstatic with the choices that we had this year to vote for, I can say that I am glad that it was not Hillary that was chosen.  I had said that it would be no-doubt her that wins (despite how unpopular she is), but lo-and-behold, I was wrong.  I admit it.  I didn’t have this one correct for once.  I usually have these elections pegged.  I spoke about what changed in the election since I made my prediction in this post.  

I was VERY wrong about the election results

I hope that Trump keeps his promises, especially about legalizing cannabis.  I also hope and pray that Trump makes Ron Paul the Chairman of the Federal Reserve.  Although I am more realistic than that.  I didn’t trust Trump and I would have much more preferred Rand Paul.   But at least all three branches of government are controlled by conservatives, and I think that will go a long way for positive change.  Progressives have screwed this country up so bad, and the American people responded this election!  I am surprised to see Roseanne move away from being on the SJW side of the political and emotional spectrum, but good for her.   As for Russ Belville, he will continue to shill around for sponsors, to support his non-existent audience, and will continue to support regressive legislation to appease the NORML lawyers who need to keep a job.

 

PS.

Russ is bragging about getting top Alexa ratings in just two months.  But what he doesn’t explain, is that his traffic is fake.

Ref:

 

 

To which I replied to him that his traffic is fake, and anyone can figure that out by just reading this short article on fake traffic.

https://support.flippa.com/hc/en-us/articles/202891420-What-is-fake-traffic-How-can-I-identify-it-
Getting into the top 100K in just two months, after having 10 years of extremely low rankings, is just a sure sign of fake traffic.

I showed Russ Belville’s traffic and youtube success back in 2013 in this video when I compared my traffic to Russ Belville’s traffic.

2013 xCannabis Progress Report – We’ve reached one million people

I had a full time job working 96 hours a week, and I blogged only a few times a month.  Yet I had high rankings and far more traffic than Russ.

Now all of the sudden in just two short months, he is in Alexa’s top 100K?   ya right, I refer you to the article about fake traffic above.

 

Could there be a Donald Trump and Ron Paul ticket for 2016?

May 7th, 2016 | By Pirate

With it seeming as though Trump is going to be the candidate for the Republican nomination, there are rumors of who Trump will pick for his VP, and for his cabinet.
There have been some stranger tickets in the past, and stranger candidates yet.  In fact earlier this year, I cast my support for Vermin Supreme, realizing that the elections are rigged.
I still believe this.  But to me these election are more than voting for the candidate who is going to win.  To me it is a statement of my convictions, which means when there are no valuable candidates to vote for, I do not select “the lesser of two evils”, instead I vote for who I think will do the job best, regardless of their ability to win.

Dating back to the 2000 election I put my chips in with Ralph Nader, knowing that he did not have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning anything that election.  But I supported him because of his sincerity and convictions on a national initiative process.  I did not believe in everything that he supported, specifically the abortion topic and some of the socialist ideology.  But I think it was about time to give the government back to the people.  I supported Ralph Nader for about 11 years, eventually switching over to a candidate that best supported my world view, and someone who I thought had more experience, and a better plan for being president, which was Ron Paul.  However even in the 2008 elections, I supported Ralph Nader.

So back to this election.  I do not support Donald Trump (alone), and I certainly do not support Hillary Clinton, and I think Bernie Sanders would bankrupt our country even further based on his “good intentions”.   So that is why I threw my lot in with Vermin Supreme, because he mocks the political process, and makes great points about socialism, fascism, and “free ponies”.

But I saw an article yesterday that clicked something for me.  There are rumors that Donald Trump may appoint Ron Paul as secretary of state.  I don’t know if it will happen, and Trump hasn’t announced this yet.  But it has some neo-cons nervous that it might happen.  Ron Paul’s foreign policy is the exact opposite of establishment politicians on both sides, taking a very non-interventionist stand.  A non-interventionist stand would bankrupt the military industrial complex who needs war to bolster high profits.

Anyway, I just wanted to put this out there.  That even though Trump is not my guy, if he put Ron Paul in as VP or Secretary of State, then all of the sudden I find myself supporting Trump.

Again, not because I even think it’s possible for Trump to win.  I think these elections are rigged to install people (like Clinton) from a particular bloodline.   But I would support a Trump / Paul ticket based solely on principle.   I will not support Trump without a Paul on the ticket.  But with that variable, to me it would be worth it in a pragmatic way.

This is the the article suggesting that Donald Trump may consider Ron Paul for Secretary of State;  http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/ron-paul-secretary-state-neocons-dire-fear-paul-will-shut-down-pax-americana/ri14230

Ron Paul Donald Trump Ticket

Ron Paul Donald Trump Ticket

Pot Matters: Trump on Marijuana

Ron Paul on marijuana, prohibition, and personal freedom

This is the video that I made about this potential phenomenon;

 


References from the video;

Ryan “xCannabis” on Barack’s cannabis promises

Cannabis Prohibition Nullification and the 10th Amendment  (also explaining how Obama was 6100% worse on MMJ patients than Bush in just his first 2 years)

Why is the left so silent about Obama’s wars

Kings and Peasants in the USA – How all of the US Presidents are cousins

Reply to NORML Live 2nd hour February 24th 2012  (explaining the Ron Paul issue to Russ Belville)

 

Legalize Drugs – A Debate from Intelligence Squared U.S. – follow up

July 18th, 2015 | By Pirate

This is a debate from November 15th 2012, directly after Washington and Colorado voted to “legalize cannabis”. So here is it 2.5 years after the historical changes in law in these two states, and now not only do we have legalized marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but we also now have Alaska, Oregon and Washington D.C. that have jumped on board.

This is the description of the video/debate;

Intelligence Squared U.S. Presents “Legalize Drugs” with Paul Butler and Nick Gillespie for the motion, Asa Hutchinson and Theodore Dalrymple against the motion. Moderated by John Donvan.

It was 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs.” $2.5 trillion dollars later, drug use is half of what it was 30 years ago, and thousands of offenders are successfully diverted to treatment instead of jail. And yet, 22 million Americans-9% of the population-still uses illegal drugs, and with the highest incarceration rate in the world, we continue to fill our prisons with drug offenders. Decimated families and communities are left in the wake. Is it time to legalize drugs or is this a war that we’re winning?

For: Paul Butler
For: Nick Gillespie

For legalization

For legalization
  Paul Butler
  Nick Gillespie

Against; Asa Hutchinson
Against: Theodore Dalrymple

Against Legalization

Against Legalization
  Asa Hutchinson
  Theodore Dalrymple

Here is a link to the video;  https://youtu.be/aUiymTG2v9s

I want to dissect this video bit by bit, since we have saw the realizations and addressed the fears and hopes since this change was made.  As of November 15th 2012, we could only speculate.  But in 2015 we can give this a good hard look.

At minute 9:30 former Prosecutor Paul Butler talks about how legalization makes society safer, by not locking up minor drug offenders with hardened criminals, which in turn makes these hardened criminals out of minor drug offenders.

At minute 14:14 Paul Butler talks about how the wars on drugs started, about their racial implications, and about the unfair profiling and sentencing of black youth, despite that black people do not use drugs any more than any other demographic or race.

As a note, I have addressed this topic of the racist drug war, and I have an alternative point of view. ~ Ryan Thompson

At minute 17:25 Asa Hutchinson (former director of the DEA) illustrates the comments of Barack Obama against legalization, and in my opinion further illustrates the hypocrisy of our current president.

Will Obama keep his promises on MMJ

Will Obama keep his promises on MMJ

At minute 23:09 Asa Hutchinson starts his rant on the harmfulness of illegal drugs.   And at minute 23:30 Asa asks if ending prohibition on alcohol increase or decrease alcohol consumption, and illustrates by asking a question (not giving an answer in way of fact), that legalizing alcohol increased addiction at minute 23:44.  He uses examples of Alaska, the Netherlands, etc..

As a note, I wrote an article about the harmfulness of marijuana ~ Ryan Thompson

From the Cato Institute, this is an analysis of alcohol prohibition

Nick Gillespie (editor of Reason Magazine) at minute 27:05 makes the point of showing how much money we have spent on the war on drugs, and comparing how much success it has had.  2.5 trillion dollars spent on the war on drugs, and drug use has barely been dented.

At minute 29:45 Nick addresses how the Portugal has decriminalized drugs, and has saw a decrease in usage, where as the USA has stern drug laws, and a much higher rate of usage than places like the Netherlands, and other places that have decriminalized drug usage.

At minute 46:48 they give a preview of what this system will or could look like in a legal format.

Dr. Theodore Dalrymple  at minute 49:50 reveals that his diagnosis is that addiction is not a medical issue. The good doctor goes on to explain that it is a moral issue and at minute 50:15 that he believes that withdraw symptoms from heroin are not significant but “rather trivial”.

At minute 52:35  Asa Hutchinson makes the point that legalizing drugs will not end crime, and the cartels and criminals will not “go bankrupt” but will find other illegal endeavors to fuel their enterprises.

At minute 53:20 Nick Gillespie makes the point that despite that there will still be crime and a black market, when was the last time we had a shoot out, or a major criminal incident with a alcohol manufacturer since the 21st Amendment ending alcohol prohibition.

At minute 59:40 Nick Gillespie makes the point of which drugs are in high demand, and which drugs are in low demand, and which drugs are most effected by the drug war.  Pointing out that marijuana by in large is the most used of these illegal drugs, and it is practically harmless.

After this there are audience questions, which touch on all of the topics above.

Now for some statistics from last year on the legalization benefits of Colorado’s new marijuana laws.

 

  1. According to Uniform Crime Reporting data for Denver, there has been a 10.1% decrease in overall crime from this time last year and a 5.2% drop in violent crime.

  2. The state has garnered over 10 million in taxes from retail sales in the first 4 months. The first 40 million of this tax revenue is earmarked for public schools and infrastructure, as well as for youth educational campaigns about substance use.

  3. There are renewed efforts to study the medical efficacy of marijuana within the state, making Colorado an epicenter for marijuana research.

  4. The marijuana industry has developed quickly, generating thousands of new jobs. It is estimated there are currently about 10,000 people directly involved with this industry, with 1,000 to 2,000 gaining employment in the past few months alone.

  5. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who opposed Amendment 64, recently compared Colorado’s economy since legalization to that of other states by noting, “While the rest of the country’s economy is slowly picking back up, we’re thriving here in Colorado.” For example, the demand for commercial real estate has increased drastically, with houses in the state appreciating up to 8.7 percent in the past year alone.

  6. The voters of Colorado retain an overall positive view of the regulated marijuana market, with 54% of Colorado voters still supporting marijuana legalization and regulation, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll.

  7. By removing criminal penalties for certain marijuana-related offenses, thousands of individuals will avoid the collateral consequences associated with a criminal record. The state is estimated to potentially save $12-40 million over the span of a year simply by ending arrests for marijuana possession

Reference;  http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/09/13/7-ways-marijuana-legalization-has-already-benefited-colorado-in-only-8-months/

Marijuana is Safer Than Alcohol, so whats next?

July 15th, 2015 | By Pirate

So marijuana is safer than alcohol?

Does it take a t-shirt or a book to know that?

Not saying that spreading the word is wrong.  But people seem surprised by this simple fact?  Really?  Seriously?

The book  “Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?” by Mason Tvert? and Paul Armentano and  Steve Fox, was released in August of 2009.

Hello people.  I was broadcasting about this a lot longer before that book.  So were thousands of others.

This isn’t a new fact, its a new fad.  But wearing your t-shirt, or flaunting your book is only half the battle.   WTF are you actually going TO DO about it??

My campaign about this fact about marijuana being safer than alcohol started 10/09/2008 with this video

Marijuana vs. Alcohol by xcannabis

Since then, I have reaches millions with this message.

But I have also defeated stupid laws in court by getting restrictions on free speech nullified, and I have started a dozen or so cannabis businesses, and helped other people start their businesses.

Lets do something!  Arm chair activism only helps so much!

Start a business!  Make his emerging industry a reality!

There is MORE that can be done!  And, you can make a living from it!

Here is some information on getting started in the cannabis industries!  Sort of a startup guide.

http://xcannabis.com/2015/05/starting-a-cannabis-business-2015/

 

Cannabis business money

Cannabis business

Happy Trails to our friend Ray Christl

July 14th, 2015 | By Pirate

I am saddened and happy at the same time, to know that our friend Ray Christl has passed on, and is now pain free and back home.

Ray passed away on July 4th 2015, he fought a hard battle with stage 4 prostate cancer in his final days, and put up a strong fight, using cannabis as treatment as well as laughs with good friends and family.

Ray and I met on Facebook or the NORML Stash in 2010, its not entirely clear to me which point was our first contact.  But our mutual concern was over Pastor Roger Christie who was in federal detention in Hawaii for his role in the THC Ministry.   Shortly after meeting up online, Pastor Ray and I decided to start doing radio together.

I had been doing radio prior to meeting Ray, and he had many years of broadcasting under his belt, so it was a good matchup.

My first radio show with Ray was on the THC Ministry hour on The Free American show with Clay Douglas.
Reference to that show on December 2nd 2010;

The Free American – THC MINISTRY HOUR 2nd Hour part 1

Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7

Here is a list of other shows that we created, under my station Sensi Life Radio;

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sensi-life-radio/id409096518?mt=2

Ray and I had distance because of some disagreements, and about the arrangements of his arrival to the USA from Cambodia.   I was trying to raise my family, and we had just found out we were having a new child, and Ray was hoping to stay with us.  I couldn’t accommodate, and we lost touch until the end, and we had some warm emails just recently in the last few months of his life.  I was grateful to be able to reunite with Ray.

You can hear from our radio shows his heart for cannabis healing and cannabis sacrament, and this was a lifelong pursuit of his, a very honorable pursuit.   I am grateful that he allowed me to be a part of his life and legacy for a short time.

Ray stayed in Oregon with Paul Stanford and was a caretaker at the THCF garden and worked closely with patients as a caretaker there.   The photo below, and the comment underneath I borrowed from Paul Stanford’s facebook wall.

 

Pastor Ray Christl

Pastor Ray Christl

Ray Christl passed away early on July 4th in Arkansas, after a long fight against cancer. Ray worked decades for global cannabis freedom. Ray and I worked together on Oregon initiatives to end marijuana prohibition, and Ray helped THCF Medicinal Gardens, where this photo was taken on September 1, 2014. Ray believes in the spiritual significance of cannabis and is devout in faith. Ray leaves family and friends from his hometown of Chicago to his family in Cambodia, Hawaii and Arkansas. Ray was here in Portland for most of his final years, and just left to be near his family in Arkansas on June 13. Thank you for your good works Ray, and blessings and prayers for you and your family and friends..

Bless up and happy trails Pastor Ray Christl!

Show me a cannabis prohibition activist that doesn’t believe in a conspiracy

July 12th, 2015 | By Pirate

Show me a marijuana activist that doesn’t believe in a conspiracy. I will show you either a cop, a fraud or an ignoramus.

“IGNORAMUS, n. A person unacquainted with certain kinds of knowledge familiar to yourself, and having certain other kinds that you know nothing about.” ?Ambrose Bierce Read more at http://izquotes.com/quote/324746

“IGNORAMUS, n. A person unacquainted with certain kinds of knowledge familiar to yourself, and having certain other kinds that you know nothing about.”
?Ambrose Bierce

For 80 years the government has had a conspiracy going against consumers, growers and distributors of hemp/cannabis. Yet every once and a while, I find someone that is a “Cannabis Activist” who balks when you say “there are conspiracies against the people” followed by ______ (fill in the blank, as to which conspiracy).

Do you trust someone who balks at the thought of conspiracies?

I mean look at it this way, most of our neighbors, and most developed nations have the ability to grow hemp, but we have had 80 years of this conspiracy (fact, not theory) of hemp prohibition, and yet there is no justification for it what-so-ever that deals with truth.

Then we have this big issue with Ed Snowden, and Julian Assange, and how they became whistle blowers and then public enemy #1, for simply releasing data, that the people should have access to in a free country.

 

Even if you're not doing anything wrong, you're being watched and recorded. And the storage capability of these system increases every year consistently by orders of magnitude...  The can use tis system to go back in time and scrutinize every decision you've ever made, every friend you've ever discussed something with and attack you on that basis...  To derive suspicion from an innocent life and paint anyone in the context of a wrongdoer.  -  Edward Snowden

Even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you’re being watched and recorded. And the storage capability of these system increases every year consistently by orders of magnitude… The can use tis system to go back in time and scrutinize every decision you’ve ever made, every friend you’ve ever discussed something with and attack you on that basis… To derive suspicion from an innocent life and paint anyone in the context of a wrongdoer. – Edward Snowden

 

And they still balk at conspiracy theories?

What about the conspiracy facts, that were just “theories” before they became facts?

Don’t you think people sat around talking about the possibilities of these theories, being true?
Then they became TRUE! Which proves that often “conspiracy theories” become “conspiracy facts”.

I like ideas. I like hearing other people’s ideas.

I ran a radio station for years, that I invited other people to come on my show and share their ideas.

What I find interesting, is that one of my former guests, who came on my show in 2011 with her own “conspiracy theories” (which eventually became conspiracy facts, after I502 became law), is now balking at my video that I made that shows how these RFID and Bluetooth beacons on phones and other consumer items can be utilized to spy on us, via already established NSA programs.

I think some people think they are God’s gift to the world, and only their particular conspiracies have any merit. It boggles the mind how narcissistic our world has become.

I am more oppressed then you, neener neener

I am more oppressed then you, neener neener

I don’t have anything to hide, hell, I think I have given myself a big huge beacon for attracting the NSA to me. But so what. Im not worried. I mind my own business, take care of my own, and I don’t harm anyone. I have nothing to hide. Examine me, I don’t give a fuck. Doesn’t mean I will stop talking about what they are doing!

conspiracy, sometimes they are out to get you

conspiracy, sometimes they are out to get you

 

Over all though, we had a good conversation and I think a lot of thought provoking information was able to be compiled for whatever purpose.  Like I said, sharing information is a passion of mine.  So here ya go!


NSA piggy backs on consumer electronics to spy… by xcannabis

Caucus on International Narcotics Control June 24th 2015

July 2nd, 2015 | By Pirate

For years the DEA, the FDA and many prohibitionists have covertly and sometimes as in this case petitioned for cannabis to be taken out of Schedule I, and taken into Schedule II in the Federal Controlled Substances Act.   Now even some of the people who regularly use cannabis have been duped into this fervor of rescheduling cannabis.   Having been a guest on radio shows such as Carl’s Cannabis Corner with Carl Olsen where long time activists are flip flopping on this issue.  Where on one hand they are proposing and supporting legislation to “reschedule” cannabis, and when confronted with the serious faults in this approach they say “that’s not how I mean it, I actually mean un-schedule”.   There is a HUGE difference between RESCHEDULING and UN-SCHEDULE.  I explained these differences to Jason Karimi who is a friend of Carl Olsen.  I think that show with Mr. Karimi was the best show yet that we have had on this issue, in explaining why reschedule will cause long term harm to access for everyone in all states.

Recently on June 24th 2015 the Caucus on International Narcotics Control debated this idea of taking cannabis out of schedule I and putting it into schedule II, and the premise by those on the committee is that putting cannabis in schedule II will make it easier to research, even if it doesn’t make it fully accessible to patients.

But what everyone fails to mention or recognize, is that cannabis is THE most researched plant on the planet, with over 150 well researched patents on it.  What other naturally growing plant has 150 patents on it?  Even the use government has a patent on cannabis.  Ref  US Patent 6630507

This isn’t about needing more research.  Instead this is about freeing a plant that needs less regulation than peanuts as it causes few deaths, and has less potential harm than peanuts.
Cannabis is not responsible for one single death in written history, and peanuts kill via allergies about 150 Americans a year.

So what is all of this hooraw about?   This is about the pharmaceutical companies cashing in on all of their extensive research and expensive patenting processes.  This is not about getting sick patients the medicine that they need.  This is not about reducing the flow of non-violent offenders in our prisons, this is not about restoring liberty.  This is about the money!

I have always said “Follow the money” when it comes to proposals on marijuana law.  I suggest that now as well.

DEA FDA and NIDA want cannabis rescheduled

credit to illegallyhealed.com for this image

 

 

 

Capital City Pride and their discrimination

June 24th, 2015 | By Pirate

I watched a video tonight of “Capital Pride” in Olympia Washington, the weekend of June 20th 2015.  What I saw surprised even myself.
I have a gay cousin, and she is a concealed carry permit holding gun owner, so I know that not all gay folks hate guns.
But I was surprised to see the anti-liberty, anti-tolerance response of the gay pride organizers of the Capital Pride gathering this year when legal open carry activists come to show their support at the pride event.   In the video one of the best points was made that I have heard to date, about “you would think that gays would embrace the gun culture especially with so much anti-gay violence in the world” (paraphrased).

I took the video clips and reuploaded them to both youtube and dailymotion because its videos like that that many liberals go after in droves and try to take down because it shows their hypocrisy.

One comment on the messages left for the original video made a good point.  “Experience gay privilege at Pride”, and that is the points that I made in the intro of this video.
After all, what is pride about?  Is it about tolerance?  Is it about liberty?  Is it about the constitution?  Is it about equality?   What is gay pride about?

I venture to say that if you have no choice, and gay is something that you are born with.  Then these “pride” decals on cars and “Pride” events like this, are nothing more than someone sporting “white pride” or “brown pride”?   It is completely vain and narcissistic to have pride in something that you have no control over.  I get the advocacy thing.  I get the unity thing.  I get the standing up for your rights thing.  I do not get the “pride thing”.   As I kid, I grew up in a family where my father was a very proud “white man” and he had a lot of commentary on the issue.  It seeped into my young mind for a short time as well.  But really looking at the concept, it doesn’t make much sense!

Sure have pride in something that you have done well.  Have pride in your job.  Or your education.  Something that is special to you, that you worked hard for, that is not just something that you were “born with”.  But do not expect other people to tolerate you, if you won’t tolerate them.

This is my remake of a couple of the videos that this group posted.  See the links at the bottom for their original content.

 

This is the description from the original video;

“On Saturday, June 20th of 2015, the organization Capital City pride took up residence in Downtown Olympia in the state of Washington. The posted video is a first hand look at how the organization claims to stand for equal rights for all, even saying so on many items of merchandise sold and given away all during the event.

A group of 4 community members tried to enter the public event going on with their assorted weapons and gear on their bodies. All of the weapons had loaded magazines and clear chambers. As the Second Amendments states, citizens of the United States right to bear arms shall not be infringed. As the group attempts to peaceably enter the event and partake in the festivities, the Capital City pride staff blocked the entrance and told the group of 4 to go away because they “Do not feel safe with people with guns around” even though they were there to support and defend the rights of the people.

This blatant act of discrimination should not be allowed. They cannot be taken seriously as an organization that is all for rights and equality if they block the entrance to a public area based on what a person is wearing, or what they look like. They are more willing to hate on somebody exercising their civil rights that are guaranteed by the constitution to further make sure that their own feelings aren’t hurt. This type of hypocritical behavior is a prime example as to why groups like these aren’t taken seriously.

If you would like to express your concerns and distaste, here is information on how to contact the group: https://www.facebook.com/capcitypride The head admin is https://www.facebook.com/anna.schlecht.37 ”

 

Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=80a_1434851197#OxXM0PtgX3YmzlaT.99

The original videographer is;  http://www.liveleak.com/c/Devyn_Hembry

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Giveaway June2015 – Hammer Vaporize Mod

May 4th, 2015 | By Pirate

xCannabis is giving away one mechanical vaporizer mod!!
“The Hammer Mod” by Tobeco


 

The retail value is $65.  This is just for the mod, and no additional accessories (battery, RDA/Tank, Charger, sold separately)

To enter the drawing, you need to have earned 40 cannabits (points) and each ticket for the drawing costs 50 cannabits.

Cannabits can be used to buy other items in our e-store as well, so earn points to participate in other events by posting comments, and submitting new topics to our forums.

This drawing is for those 18 years of age or older (check your local laws).  We do not accept responsibility for the misuse of this giveaway.

No purchase required.

 

This contest has been extended due to a technical difficulty with the site.  We have fixed the mistake, and we have extended this drawing so that everyone who wants to participate has a chance.

Drawing will take place June 30th 2015

 

Register with xcannabis

hammer tobeco vape

 

Enter contest here; http://xcannabis.com/vaporizer-hamm…-giveaway-2015

So I go in to a headshop today, and freak one of the locals out

May 4th, 2015 | By Pirate

So just for the record.  I ALWAYS talk about Hemp.  I have many motives, many reasons, just like about everyone in the world with a head on their shoulder.

But let me explain something to you.  I would NEVER go in to anyone’s place of business, and talk about anything illegal.

So I go in to a “headshop” that sells HEMP today and I mention “hemp eliquid” because the Hookah pens that they sell look an awful lot like the “ehookahzz hemp pens“, I asked him “are those the e-hookahzz hemp pens”?   A   But I guess the thing that he wasn’t getting, is that LD 4 is in the Maine legislator  right now, (also see this update:  http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_127th/billtexts/HP000702.asp) to legalize hemp on a state level WITHOUT federal approval/aka legalization on a federal level, and the sources I speak to are speculating that the governor will sign this as well.  It’s still working it’s way through committees as we speak, but its moving and it appears to be something most are in favor of in these committees.   But for sure do your own research!

I was explaining that the new hemp law is why we moved here.   I mean we have lived in 4 medical marijuana states, plus Colorado and Washington.   Our first born was born in Colorado.
So if we were worried about medical marijuana, we would just go to a different state all together.  We are here because hemp seems like a likely crop to be happening here in the near future, and we want to invest in hemp.   I think out of all formats of the cannabis sativa plant, that HEMP is the most valuable, and most productive crop.

Although I have very well already receive a medical marijuana recommend in the state of Maine from my therapist Christine Carr.  I have the recommend available to be reviewed by anyone I choose.  I also have a medical recommend in 3 other states by M.D.’s, and I have since 2009.

But that is completely besides the point.  I just think it’s trippy how people react to the word “hemp” at all.   I mean do these people not distinguish the difference between hemp and sensimilla ?  There is a large difference, even though they are the same species of plant.

Hemp (from Old English hænep) is a commonly used term for high-growing varieties of the Cannabis plant and its products, which include fiber, oil, and seed. Hemp is refined into products such as hemp seed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, paper, and fuel.

Other variants of the herb Cannabis are widely used as a drug, commonly known as marijuana. These variants are typically low-growing and have higher content of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and other cannabinoids. The legality of Cannabis varies widely from country to country, and from state to state in the United States. In many countries regulatory limits for concentrations of psychoactive drug compounds, particularly THC, in hemp require the use of strains of the plant which are bred for low content.[1]  (wikipedia 05/2015 hemp)

sinsemilla

(?s?ns??mi?lj?)

n

1. (Recreational Drugs) a type of marijuana with a very high narcotic content
2. (Plants) the plant from which it is obtained
[C20: from American Spanish, literally: without seed]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

I tend to cross reference many sources for a definition, I suggest that you do the same.

 

Here is what I was talking about, and what I was trying to give him advice on, from one shop owner to another shop.  Is, check out this HEMP based eliquid that is legal in all 50 states.  An eliquid that I sold at my shop in Pocatello Idaho, where there are no favorable laws for cannabis, with the exception of allowing folks to import and sell HEMP that has “naturally occurring amounts of THC” (less than 1% is the DEA standard for “naturally occurring amounts).

Ref:  https://www.hookahzz.com/faqs/

Here is from their Page:  “There is no need for a Prescription or Medical card to purchase CBD. It is a natural constituent of the Industrial Hemp plant containing very low levels of THC. Having only trace amounts of THC, our CBD oil is non-psychoactive and legal in all 50 states. In fact, the FDA considers hemp oil to be a nutritional supplement.”

This is an ad that I had placed in my own print news paper “The Clovis Star

Emerald See Hemp Eiquid

Emerald See Hemp Eiquid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our youtube video about this Cold Pressed Hemp Product/Eliquid here;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOYUTzIn9nA

Anyway,  you can see the newspaper from where that ad was placed here:  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwNWsCJzdhQXZTJtVDk5eXNnRFU/edit  or @ http://clovisstar.com/the-clovis-star-2015-winter-spring-edition/

In the fall of 2014, our Clovis Star Newspaper put out more information on the DOJ’s decision on this industrial hemp’s qualifying factors, which basically came down to “what is naturally occurring amounts of THC”.     See that edition here;  http://clovisstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/clovispocatello2.pdf

And for anyone interested, this was our debut Maine edition of the Clovis Star for Fall/Winter 2013;  http://clovisstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/clovisstared1b.pdf

Recently I had a tenant accuse me of being a “pot head” after he and I got in a dispute about him smoking in our apartment that we rented to him.  He signed a lease saying that he would not smoke in the apartment, otherwise if he did, he agreed to an “immediate eviction”.   When he complained about “a weird smell”  I reminded him of a conversation that I over heard, where he was smoking on his front porch (which was not allowed on the lease) and he was talking to his neighbor about burning weed, and he had a horrible mix of inscents that other tenants had complained about to the police, something that smelled like a mix of potchoulli and playdoh.

And I get this a lot, since my car has a big ass hemp leaf on it.  And my store sold hemp eliquid.  I guess it doesn’t help my defense when I have also been a signature coordinator for legalization/decriminalization of cannabis campaigns/initiatives.

I guess what logic doesn’t make sense there, is that anyone who wants to regulate cannabis, and put it in a “legal” environment, is that they want to take money out of the cartels and gangs and put it in the community instead.  I am someone who has worked hard and invested diligently for 20 years to get cannabis into a functional industry for general society (rather than just the black market, and grey market, etc).  So no, I am not going around ruthlessly trying to break laws.  That is not my gig at all.  I haven’t had a problem with the law since 1997, other than a little domestic thing with my father in law this year.  But for 99% of the last 20 years, I have been clean as a whistle.   What is on my record from 20 years ago, is misdemeanor simple possession of marijuana and nothing else.

I brought a legal format of cannabis to several very “red” (prohibition rich) states, and let the general population (who does not frequent the black market) experience a legal benign format of cannabis aka “industrial hemp” oil.   It went over very well in Idaho where there are no MMJ laws, no hemp laws, no rec laws, etc.  Idaho is as prohibition rich as it gets, and a good portion of the city budget for Pocatello comes from fines and forfeiture (research for yourself, I can’t not recall where I read that) .  So selling cannabis there, even in the format that it was being prepare, it was still a very Taboo subject.   But we did it anyway.

In Maine, at least they have medical marijuana, and they pass an industrial hemp law last year, which is being revised and is in committee now and should be passed which this time it will actually allow access to farmers who want to grow hemp (I am one of them).

 

Not All Marijuana Is Illegal

Not All Marijuana Is Illegal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When people have told me that I have offended them for not being more assertive, or not doing enough.
I don’t mean to demand too much.  I think that our freedom is worth fighting for, and I don’t believe that armchair activism is very effective.

I want to apologize for anyone’s feelings that I may have hurt in my recovery since the car accident.  Dealing with stress right now is difficult, and I have been officially diagnosed with PTSD.

I am getting readjusted.  I will also write up something nice about this business in our print newspaper.  After all, they are one of very few in the area, and their selection is fantastic.
I also understand about being paranoid, but also at some point you have to stand up and fight regardless of any fear or hesitation.  Hemp should not be illegal to grow, it is just stupid that it is.
Most modern nations do grow industrial hemp, including our neighbor Canada and many of our allies including the UK and Australia.
(I know, Im talking in terms of imaginary borders, anyway..  You get my point hopefully)

peace, love and prosperity!

 

P.S.  We supply several vaporizer shops all throughout the country with both Hemp Eliquid and Kratom Eliquid.   Write us for more information; : http://xcannabis.com/contact/  (18+ only)

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