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John Davis of Seattle Hempfest (VP) hates medical marijuana competition

August 6th, 2015 | By Pirate

It has long been known that the money driven spirit behind Seattle Hempfest, and the recent focus on corporate interests that Hempfest has been displaying is almost entirely in the heart and mind of one John Davis, the former CEO and current Vice President of Hempfest.

There has been a lot of changes in Washington as to how patients are able to medicate with cannabis, how much they can grow, how much they can buy, and where they can obtain it from.   This push started with the ACLU, Senator Jeanne Kohl-Wells, NORML and many Hempfest-centric people in 2010 when SB 5073 was being pushed in Washington.   Not only did those people reject the Sensible Washington proposal to free cannabis without the heavy burden of high taxation and heavy regulations.   Sensible Washington offered up two initiatives (I-1068 and I-1149), both either publicly rejected by the groups supporting and promoting SB 5073, or just flat out ignored.

Despite a lot of popularity in Washington, and gaining almost enough signatures to get on the ballot with only a shoe-string budget, both Sensible Washington initiatives failed to get on the ballot.

Yet those same people who rejected the idea of de-regulating cannabis, supported the heavily regulated proposals in SB 5073 and I-502.   The ACLU that wrote and organized the I-502 campaign via New Approach Washington, did in fact publicly oppose I-1149, and ignored and rejected I-1068.

So on to current news.  In 2013 John Davis heard of a viral media release by a young man named Brian Laoruangroch, who intended to roll “the worlds largest joint” at hempfest, with a plan to have everyone donate a legal amount, and claim it by attaching their name and information to the joint.   When John Davis heard of this, he had an internet exchange with Brian Laoruangroch, who was going by the moniker “Prohibition Brands” (a company that would be competing with John Davis’s company Diego Pellicer), and he in not so many words, threatened Brian.   I recorded the conversation and you can see it here.  When the event took place at Hempfest, many Hempfest Staff (with fake badges) pursued Mr. Laoruangroch throughout Hempfest threatening to have the police intervene, and warning Mr. Laoruangroch that he was “not allowed to commit a felony at hempfest”.  Mr. Laoruangroch asked the police that were present if “[he] was doing anything illegal”, and the police admitted on camera that they believed what he was doing was perfectly legal.   So Hempfest had him thrown out of the park, because they could not get him arrested for a felony.

Now fastforward to 2014-2015, and the second in command at Hemp Fest (John Davis) is now promoting two very negative laws that almost 100% of the MMJ patient community in Washington stand against, because of what it was projected to do to their rights as patients.  John Davis openly and very publicly supported I-502 and SB 5052, which in the end has ended dispensaries in Washington (because they were competing with recreational stores), lowered the amount of plants patients are allowed to grow, from 15 plants to 6 plants, and from 24 ounces of marijuana to 3 ounces.

In exchanges on Facebook between the CEO of Hempfest, and MMJ patients, Vivian McPeak constantly says that Hempfest and himself have not supported these restrictions on patients, or their rights.  But the facts above speak for themselves.

This is the response Vivian left publicly on facebook;

“So, the latest lies being spread (all by people who were not accepted to speak at HEMPFEST, could there be a connection?) is that HEMPFEST is working with the City of Seattle to “kill medical marijuana.” Let me set the record straight: First off, we helped pass I-692 in 1998 that legalized medical in this state (I personally gathered thousands of signatures). We organized two Lobby Days in Olympia during the last session to defend medical against 5052, & I personally met with several representatives to defend patients, in fact I am a patient myself. I was publicly against I-502, I voted against I-502 (even though it was inherently painful for me and in the end I think it is better for the national movement that it passed, warts and all, but that is for a different post), and anybody who listens to my radio shows on Cannabis Radio will see that I have been consistently railing against the attacks on medical and medical dispensaries. These “activists” who enjoy dividing our reform community using outright lies and fabrications are either jealous, mentally ill, sociopathic, or trying to eek out some attention for their pathetic and sad selves (or all of the above?). Both HEMPFEST and I personally have been getting repeated hate mail by rude, offensive people (half the time without any name) accusing us of destroying medical and being “backers” of I-502. All complete and total bald faced lies. Typical, the opposition does not come from the city or government, but from people who claim to be on the side of our community. Ironic, eh? SCREW ‘EM! Back to irregular deprogramming. An old Indian saying: “Let the dogs bark, the caravan will pass.””

And this is the words that contradict everything he says, by the VP of Hempfest John Davis.

 

 

Medical Marijuana as it stood in I-692 has been effective and strongly supported since 1998, for over 13 years it never had any problems, and certainly no one ever got hurt.  Now in the last few years, after they have started changing the game in Washington, a lot of people are getting hurt!
Hempfest wonders why people are upset?   I have been a supporter of Hempfest as long as I have supported I-692, but I will not support Hempfest any longer!

See my posts on hempfest from in the past;  http://xcannabis.com/?s=hempfest

Now again, I will assert that I feel cannabis needs to be COMPLETELY deregulated.  But if it has to be regulated, it needs as few regulations as possible.  What is going on now, is the opposite of that!

What Hempfest is doing is not playing fair via Free Market enterprise.  They are playing cronyism by using the government to weed out [pun intended] their competition.

John Davis VP of Hempfest

John Davis of Hempfest

John Davis of Seattle Hempfest

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

 

 

 

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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How Dread Pirate Roberts got busted

October 3rd, 2013 | By Pirate

This is from a site with the url of medium.com.  I do not know anything about this site, or the credentials of the author to analyze the arrested of “Dread Pirate Robers” aka  Ross William Ulbricht.   But after looking over the criminal complaint and the public arrest records that are currently available, this assessment seems accurate.

I am neither condoning the behavior of Ross William Ulbricht, nor am I convinced that the allegations are true or accurate.
Law enforcement is well known for making up crimes as they go.  Some times the allegations (in general) are accurate.   But that is neither here nor there.  I am just giving this information as a technical analysis to people who may try to follow in SilkRoad’s footsteps.   In previous articles I have offered some technical information on how to ensure internet privacy, and how to safely (or at least as safely as I have observed) obtain needed medication like medical marijuana  (ref:  http://xcannabis.com/2013/08/nj-weedman-gets-his-medicine-by-mail-cannabis-delivery/).   I do this because of how many people that I have lost to terminal illness that were close to me, who could have benefited from cannabis while fighting for their lives.  I think the shady back-alley black market is a difficult and dangerous means to obtain needed medications.   So I wanted to offer my analysis of how this online drug market works, and how to stay safe.

Well there is no better lessons than by learning from other people’s mistakes.  So take this with a grain of salt, and be wise to the possibilities of available technology available to opponents of safe and natural medications.

 

Ref:  https://medium.com/p/d48995e8eb5a

 


  1. Advertised Silk Road days after it’s launch on drug forums and bitcointalk.org with the username “altoid”. 8 months later he used this username looking for developers and included his personal email (rossulbricht@gmail.com) in the message.
  2. Using records from a seized webserver, the FBI agent subpoena’d his way back through a private VPN server to an IP address at a coffee shop on Laguna street in San Francisco. This happened to be 500 feet away from the house of one of Ross Ulbricht’s friends.
  3. US Customs intercepted a package containing 9 pieces of counterfeit id. All 9 had photos of Ross Ulbricht with different names.
  4. Ulbricht posted on Stack Overflow using his real name, asking “How can I connect to a Tor hidden service using curl in php?”. One minute later he changed his username to “frosty”, but a subpoena shows the original name.

There are more details in the full criminal complaint, but it’s clear this guy was an amateur for someone running the largest drug dealing website in the world.

UlbrichtCriminalComplaint

 


It is said that many of the SilkRoad sellers have already started website’s of their own.
I do not vouch for, or have any way to help people find these website’s other than via doing independent research.
But I have read several articles stating that these site’s exist on the .onion network via using the TOR Browser.

 

Cannabis Prohibition Nullification and the 10th Amendment

September 25th, 2013 | By Pirate

Cannabis Prohibition Nullification and the 10th Amendment

This is a movement that has been growing stronger and stronger.  Not only over the marijuana laws on state levels, but also regarding the imposition of Obamacare on states.
Nullification is getting to be more commonly used from criminal courts, to state courts, to federal courts.

Cannabis prohibition is unconstitutional.  For alcohol prohibition there was a constitutional amendment needed to validate alcohol prohibition, and a constitutional amendment to repeal alcohol prohibition.

The same is needed for cannabis prohibition, yet there is no constitutional amendment regarding cannabis (for or against).

See the youtube video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJaF27WMzEk

I wrote more about this here;

http://xcannabis.com/2013/09/department-of-justice-actively-considering-how-to-allow-bank-pot-shop-transactions-citing-public-safety/

9/11 and the wars since, talking about PTSD and the Tough Mudder Challenge

September 11th, 2013 | By Pirate

We are coming up on the 12th anniversary of a very horrible event that occurred on 9-11-2001 and I have made a video to talk about the soldiers who come back from the conflict in the middle east with PTSD. I have encouraged my listeners to participate in the Tough Mudder endurance challenge, and to contribute to the Wounded Warriors Project.
I made some commentary on cannabis and PTSD, and provided some clips from doctors who endorse using cannabis for treating PTSD.

It has long been known that cannabis has positive effects on people with PTSD, but I am not recommending cannabis to anyone.  Rather I am just encouraging people to watch the video below and listen to what doctors have to say about it.

I suffer from PTSD myself after getting in a life threatening car accident in May 2013.  The person who hit me was a veteran who was also likely suffering from PTSD, and had a history of drunk driving before this incident.  He died in the car accident.   These are the kind of people that I aim to help by participating in events like the Tough Mudder challenge, and donating to the Wounded Warrior Project.

 

Video clips used under the FAIR USE ACT, for non-commercial, educational purposes.

Learn more here:

http://veteransformedicalmarijuana.org/content/general-use-cannabis-ptsd-symptoms

Memorial of Jenny Kush (Jennifer Friede)

September 4th, 2013 | By Pirate

I did not know anything about Jenny Kush over the years.  I had never listened to iCannabis radio, I had never heard her speak.  But for the last few hours I have listen to her shows, and I have gotten to know the late Jenny Kush.

RIP Jenny Kush

RIP Jenny Kush

She was hit by a drunk driver on August 31st, very similar to what happened to me on May 3rd.  Driving on the freeway, and a drunk driver comes at her the wrong direction and hit her head on.   She leaves four kids behind, the same amount of kids that I would have left behind if I had died in the accident that I was in.

It’s crazy that the things some times that we are fighting to cure, some how take our lives.  I am very blessed to be here.  But I morn Jenny and all of those like her, who get their lives ripped away from them by a careless drunk driver.

The cannabis community will miss Jenny, and the world will not continued to be blessed by her infectious laugh.  But her children will carry on her legacy.

I found this donation website for Jenny Kush;  https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/dapAc

I also found this donation site for her:   https://www.wepay.com/donations/jenny-kush-memorial-fund?utm_campaign=shops&utm_medium=link&utm_source=facebook

(please research both sites, as I do not have inside information to verify either source)

Get to know more about Jenny by listening to her radio show here:  http://www.youtube.com/user/icannabisradioco

 

News from the DOJ regarding a new marijuana policy (again)

August 29th, 2013 | By Pirate

We have heard it before.   The Ogden memo released in 2009 was supposed to give a clear path to medical marijuana dispensers to enjoy the state laws that protect their services.   In June 2011 that instruction was reversed, and top priority was given to authorities to pursue and prosecute medical marijuana dispensaries.

Reference this:  http://reason.com/blog/2011/06/30/white-house-overrides-2009-mem

Today August 29th 2013, a new memo was released regarding specifically Colorado and Washington’s new marijuana laws.

You can read that here:

http://hempstrategies.com/doj-update-to-marijuana-enforcement-policy-8292013/

I am happy that they are concerned about this topic, and so far they are responding favorably to the laws that people passed.  But I am of course holding my breath for the other shoe to drop.  Just last night before this memo was released, I wrote an article documenting how Obama has violated all of his past promises regarding this issue and others.   So I expect the same thing from him again.  This may just be the distraction that he needed, to distract us from the Syrian conflict.  Who knows?!

See more information on Obama’s changing policy on marijuana, and how he is has indicted nearly 9000% more medical marijuana providers than George W. Bush;  http://youtu.be/x39bmr892hw

Here is the new memo in it’s entirety, we will have to wait and see how it goes.   It appears to leave some loop holes in place for federal authorities to change their mind;

 

Department of Justice

Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Justice Department Announces Update to Marijuana Enforcement Policy

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an update to its federal marijuana enforcement policy in light of recent state ballot initiatives that legalize, under state law, the possession of small amounts of marijuana and provide for the regulation of marijuana production, processing, and sale.

In a new memorandum outlining the policy, the Department makes clear that marijuana remains an illegal drug under the Controlled Substances Act and that federal prosecutors will continue to aggressively enforce this statute. To this end, the Department identifies eight (8) enforcement areas that federal prosecutors should prioritize.  These are the same enforcement priorities that have traditionally driven the Department’s efforts in this area.

Outside of these enforcement priorities, however, the federal government has traditionally relied on state and local authorizes to address marijuana activity through enforcement of their own narcotics laws. This guidance continues that policy.

For states such as Colorado and Washington that have enacted laws to authorize the production, distribution and possession of marijuana, the Department expects these states to establish strict regulatory schemes that protect the eight federal interests identified in the Department’s guidance. These schemes must be tough in practice, not just on paper, and include strong, state-based enforcement efforts, backed by adequate funding. Based on assurances that those states will impose an appropriately strict regulatory system, the Department has informed the governors of both states that it is deferring its right to challenge their legalization laws at this time.  But if any of the stated harms do materialize—either despite a strict regulatory scheme or because of the lack of one—federal prosecutors will act aggressively to bring individual prosecutions focused on federal enforcement priorities and the Department may challenge the regulatory scheme themselves in these states.

A copy of the memorandum, sent to all United States Attorneys by Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole, is available below.

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/August/13-opa-974.html

 

One a postive note, all of my stocks saw a sharp rise today!

 

 

 

This is not real time, stock quotes are for 1-day.
These charts serve as a basic reference point.
You will want to do your own research.


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Why is the left so silent about Obama’s wars, both foreign and domestic?

August 29th, 2013 | By Pirate

I am so tired of hearing the far left liberals launch constant attacks and leverage intense blame on their ‘enemies’.
I hear from so many of these same liberals their excuses for attacking conservatives and libertarians, by claiming “we are against war, and we are in favor of human rights”.  They would claim that conservatives are against these things.

When George W. Bush was a president, I saw constant liberal rally’s against war, and against corporate favoritism.  But since Obama has been president, those same liberals are now either extinct or too embarassed to show their faces in public.  Which is it?  They aren’t around so that I can ask them.   The ones that I can find, that were solid on supporting Barack Obama in the last 2 elections, will now say  “I didn’t support Obama, I was more in favor of _________ (fill in the blank)”, typically they say something clever (though meaningless) like “I supported Jill Stein”.  (cough cough, bullshit)

I wrote this on my facebook on June 15th 2013:

“I wish I had a screen shot from my liberal friends MySpace/Facebook when George W. was in office. Every little thing he did wrong they crucified him for it. In fact, I was pretty pissed AND vocal myself. However, these same liberal connections that I have on these social networking sites almost pretend that Obama doesn’t even exist, even though he has been FAR harder on MJ issues, has made far more extreme measures to intrude upon our privacy, and has done everything GWB did, including the wars (undeclared such as Libya) and has done far too (if anything at all) little to protect civil rights. Bush had the Patriot Act issue, Obama had the indefinite detention of US citizens without trial issue via the NDAA. Obama spies on our phone calls, and increases measures to allow for further surveillance… But do these liberal folks complain about that? Nope?!!???!  And why not? If Mitt Romney got into office and did these same things, you know for sure they would be going crazy over this shit (so would I). But because it’s one of the liberal elite, they turn a blind eye to it.

Disgusting how disingenuous some humans are. These are the same lame asses that go nuts over their favorite pro-sports teams. Their team can do NOTHING wrong. But when they do, it’s the other teams fault. Sheep!”

I remember watching Russ Belville pimp Senator Barack Obama in 2008.  I couldn’t believe it then, the way that he shamelessly pimped this very unknown and unproven man to lead the free world.   I wasn’t so sure myself, I asked Obama this:  Barack can we count on you to keep your promises?

Then again in 2012, Russ even knowing how horrible Obama had been on marijuana policy (in fact far worse than George W. Bush) indicting nearly 9000% more legal medical marijuana providers in about half the time.
See the MMJ indictments under Obama via this Young Turks show, they used 2011 numbers;

http://youtu.be/x39bmr892hw

I mean even the Irish Parliament gets it, from thousands of miles across the Atlantic.  Calling Obama a “War Criminal”, because of all of Obama’s new and illegal/undeclared wars abroad (not just the drug war at home that he has given much more fuel to).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIMucHfUMyg

I heard all of the slander of Ron Paul by Russ and other far left liberals.  In fact, Russ took about 8 minutes on his radio show with me to insult and berate Ron Paul.   But how much worse could Ron Paul be than Obama?

These liberals are down right militant at attacking their “enemies” even conservative politicians at home.  But when their team does all of the same things as their “enemies”, they ignore it.  It almost seems like some of them forgot Obama even exists, not yet is he starting wars all over the world!

Here is Russ Belville pimping Obama in 2012, even after all of the foreign wars, and even after all of the marijuana crack down in our country.

http://slu2.com/radicalvotes

I am ashamed that I ever contributed to NORML and/or Russ Belville’s show.  These liberals for the most part are shameless hypocrites!

But further than that, I will NOT ignore their support of tyranny like they are ignoring Obama.

This is a video that I made to document all of this, including some news highlights regarding all of Obama’s foreign wars, and his domestic wars.

 

youtu.be/uKco75KogcE

Do we ignore to “keep the peace” while our leaders are making war?  Or do we stand for what we believe in?
I will stand!

NJ Weedman gets his medicine by mail (Cannabis delivery)

August 27th, 2013 | By Pirate

I have been following NJ Weedman lately again.  It has been a few months since I have paid much attention to anything but healing from my accident.  But I have watched NJ Weedman as he has been getting treatments for his bone cancer in California, while living in New Jersey.   We had contacted Ed Forcion (AKA NJ WEEDMAN) in June when we were on our way to our new home on the east coast and we wanted to do an interview with him.   Ed agreed, and we told Ed we would pay him for his time.
When we got to Ohio, we started see how low our funds were, and how far we were from Maine.  So we told Ed we would have to reschedule.   New Jersey would have taken us several hundred miles out of our route.

Tonight I was able to send Ed $20, to try to keep my promise.  I figure it may come in handy during a rainy day when Ed is budless.  I sure wish I could send more.  I know Ed is overwhelmed right now with medical treatments, court cases, and activism.  As Ed often says “Activism doesn’t pay” and I know that all too well.   It was nice to be able to support a good activist and someone who has been very effective in promoting and using Jury Nullification.  Good work Ed!

Tonight Ed posted a video about how he had sent his medicine to himself from California to New Jersey and he displayed a video with all of his ganja treats..   This is revolutionary!   People in so-called “Dry states” can do this too, and there are many ways to do it.

First this is Ed’s documentation of this process:

See more at:  http://njweedman.com/

Now here is the nitty gritty of how this works for other people.

I have learned about several websites on the “Darknet” that you can purchase and have different illicit items shipped to you.

It is neither illegal to visit these sites, nor is it illegal to post about them.  But the legality of the items and the process in which the items are shipped is a different story.   Before I give any links to these sites or references to these sites, let me make it clear.

1.  You do no know who you are ordering from.  Be very mindful of that.

2.  You don’t know what you will receive in the mail or who will follow your package

3.  You need to be VERY careful of how you browse these sites and how you relay information over the internet.
With this in mind.   I am neither responsible for your orders, or your actions.  You take full responsibility!

However if you are a cancer patient and you need cannabis for medicine, I have no moral conflict with you ordering cannabis online to help treat your symptoms or in fact to even CURE your ailments with cannabis.   I lost my father and my grandmother to cancer, as well as countless friends and loved ones.

First is Silk Road Marketplace, which is one of the oldest sites for ordering medicine over the “Darknet”.

They accept bitcoin as payment and they offer both sellers accounts and buyers account.   You can learn more at Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silk_Road_%28marketplace%29

Forbes reports that Silk Road makes 22 million dollars in sales per year.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/08/06/black-market-drug-site-silk-road-booming-22-million-in-annual-mostly-illegal-sales/

Then there is a few smaller sites.  One that I have heard of is “Black Market Reloaded”, and I do not know much about it.  You will have to do your own research.

Another one that has made some recent waves over the last few months, and has gotten a lot of press is “Atlantis”.   Which is also an .onion website, and offers very similar services to Silk Road.  They are probably most well known as Silk Road’s biggest competitor.

Learn more about them at this link:

http://www.businessinsider.com/atlantis-drug-marketplace-2013-6

Now down to the security issue.   As NJ Weedman says, he does not have items delivered to his own house.  That would just be stupid.   So finding a drop location is going to be one of the most difficult problems with getting meds by mail.

It takes the TOR Network to even gain access to these sites.  The TOR Project is used by various private individuals, organizations and governments to provide concealed/anonymous internet browsing.   Learn more at their website;

http://torproject.org/

But many people have still been traced.  Recently several web hosting sites, and mail hosting sites were targeted by authorities and their owners were found and arrested.

Read this:  http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/08/04/2054208/half-of-tor-sites-compromised-including-tormail

Many of these sites had illegal child porn or other related services on them, and it good that those people were blocked from injuring children.   However many legitimate services that activists, journalist and others rely on were also taken down at the same time, since it was a central hosting company that was providing service to these sites.

So I recommend to people to do many things to protect themselves.  On top of using the TOR Project, I recommend looking into an anonymous VPN service.  See more at this link;

http://torrentfreak.com/vpn-services-that-take-your-anonymity-seriously-2013-edition-130302/

It is also well known that using Windows in any sense will leave you vulnerable to attacks and exposing sensitive data.  So I recommend using linux, as well as a USB live linux OS like Tails.   Even if your computer is loaded with only one operating system, and that OS is a Windows version.  You can still bypass using windows, and boot in to a USB Operating system like Tails, which is designed to provide anonymity.

https://tails.boum.org/download/

And there are many others to choose from.

You may also want to encrypt your data.  TrueCrypt is known for being a free an effective way to encrypt your data.

See more here:  http://www.truecrypt.org/

That is the basics, and there is a lot more to it than that.   So do your own research.  DO NOT TRUST WHAT I HAVE GIVEN YOUR HERE.  There are always changing circumstances that may leave you vulnerable.   So rely on your own research and wisdom.

To see this on wordpress.com go to:   http://xcannabis.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/nj-weedman-orders-his-medicine-by-mail-you-can-too/    <  That is our backup site incase this site is having problems