Articles Tagged: emerald

Emerald Sun is setting

May 25th, 2010 | By Pirate

For a short time, Emerald Sun Design Studio is going to be resting.

We opened up with much ambition to see laws change in Washington, we have had high hopes of this and we have given away over 40 t-shirts to promote the cause.

But after learning that we have been passed by on so many local t-shirt deals that are cannabis related, or legalization related.  We have decided to leave the activism via t-shirts up to other t-shirt companies. 
Adam, our former editor, started up a t-shirt company shortly after we did, and it seems he is doing a lot for the movement and as recently printed out 500 t-shirts for a cannabis legalization supporter.  Adam says that he will be opening up a shop, and the whole 9 yards.
I wish Adam, and others that are involved in printing promotional material for the cannabis legalization movement, the best of blessings.  I hope that Adam, and others, will have courage to display these t-shirts that are promoting a free-cannabis message proudly in their store fronts, and proudly around town where ever they go to!  I hope every one of those 500 t-shirts sell out. 
I also hope that the I-1068 shirts that Sensible Washington just released a few weeks ago get worn everywhere!  I posted earlier on where to pick those shirts up.  You can also go to for more details.

We need a lot more signatures for I-1068, please get involved!   That is what I will be doing with my free time that I am not dedicating to the shop.  I will be hitting the streets and gathering signatures.  I figured that it’s the best thing to do, since I’m not making much progress with Emerald Sun.   We opened to help the movement.  But we are now closing to help the movement.  I know, it’s ironic.

We will still keep open online and we will continue making our custom threads and accessories.  We have plenty of hemp items available.  Custom patchwork clothing hand sewn by our famous Kimi, and we have plenty of unique paintings hand painted by Kimi.  Our I-1068 shirts, and our other designs will remain available online.   We’ll also see you all at  HempFest 2010!    We will be re-opening as a cannabis cafe in December!

Thanks for everyone’s support!

For a celebration of i-1068 we are selling the stock of our I-1068 shirts for $4.20 each while they last!

The I-1068 - 420 Special

BTW-  If anyone is looking for commercial real estate to open a dispensary/co-op/seed shop, etc..  Our rental is transferable, and it comes with a variance to run a dispensary or a medical marijuana business.  Contact me if you are interested;


New updates for May 2010

May 19th, 2010 | By Pirate

We have had a few pressing issues come up in the last month, including a move to a new location.

We have been living in furnished rentals for the past 3 years, and we lived on our yacht which was furnished.
But now that we have moved into a non pre-furnished home, we have been shopping for new furniture to add to the chaos.

Also in our past house we had next to dial up internet.  That prevented me from doing any shows or much of any social networking on the net.

(the video below illustrates why, we lived in heaven, which out of reach for conventional internet sources)

I am back at it now.  I finally have incredible Comcast speeds, plus we have high speed in the shop which is where the xCannabis studio is eventually going to move to.

At our xCannabis studio we will have interviews, and vapor tokeouts.  It’s going to be a good time.  Hopefully by then we’ll be read for doing a once a week cable access show. We are exploring lots of options to get the word out on I-1068.  But as always, life has a way of taking us in new directions all of the time.  Hence the recent move.

Emerald Sun Design Studio’s website is complete, and unfortunately we are stuck with using PayPal, as much as we hate to. 
But PayPal is safe, and self secured.  PayPal’s structure makes it one of the safest methods on the internet for buyers.
But when it’s use PayPal, or don’t accept online payments, we decided to fire up PayPal again.

Our shirts are sent out the next business day on every order, and most of our shirts can be ordered in 10 different colors, 5 different sizes, and at least 10 different styles.  From hoodies to t-shirts, to long sleeves and even Polo’s.

Check out for more info.

We have a chance for people to win Emerald Sun gear from xCannabis.   Scott P from Spokane came in and picked up his custom t-shirt with our “Cannabis is proof” shirts, we custom tailored (cut off the sleeves and hemmed them up) and custom printed a shirt for Scott and Mark, and I was VERY blessed to have them stop by on Monday.  Thanks guys!

We continuously lift you both up in prayer.  Please keep us in yours.

See this post for more information on the contest;

Emerald Sun Contest

We have more ventures on the horizon.  Thanks for your love and support!  Bless up!


May 8th, 2010 | By Pirate

There are some very special mothers in my life, who forever changed my life in many positive ways.

For my grandmother who not only raised her kids, but also several of her grandchildren, including partially me.

She is also the same woman who directly saved my life more than once, and let me crash on her couch for years.

Without her I would have never been blessed by my wife’s love, as I would not be here.

My wife has been amazing to love me, support me and especially put up with me. Thanks to her mother for bringing her into this world, and teaching her about the realities and truths of life that most don’t typically understand.

Kimberly has been supporting me doing pot rallies, traveling to conferences and festivals, and being a part of the cannabis re-legalization movement for the last couple of years, not to mention my other causes and blogs over the last 8 years. 
Kimberly hasn’t consumed cannabis in something like 6 years with very few exceptions.  Despite that when I met her, I wasn’t toking and she was.  Now our roles are reverse in that aspect, she doesn’t partake but she supports the cause and believes in the cause just as much as any toker I know.
Kimi allows our family to sacrifice for the shop and for all of the traveling that we do for these rallies to support the cause.

Despite investing all of the money that we had saved into opening Emerald Sun Inc, Kimi supports passing out I-1068 shirts.  We sell a few, then we give a few away, and overall we’ve given away more then we have sold.   Our desire is to get the message out about cannabis, as re-legalization will improve the lives of all people, hands down.  We believe our children will have a brighter future from utilizing this productive and amazing crop.  (everyone will benefit from re-legalization) 
Studies on marijuana curing cancer can proceed and get funding, as well as other medicines made from cannabis.  But most importantly is that re-legalizing cannabis will restore SOME of our freedoms that we have lost in this country.  The government shouldn’t dictate what we put in our bodies.

My wonderful wife learned from her father and mother about cannabis and had her eyes opened to a lot of truth at a young age.  One of the many things that I love about her is that she is conscious and intelligent.  She thinks for herself and she is strong in her convictions.

Lord knows I would love to be able to toke with my wife, like when we first got married.  But Kimi doesn’t even take aspirins usually.  If she doesn’t need it for medicine, she doesn’t use it.  She loves our daughters very much, and I know that a lot of her decision to not consume cannabis, has a lot to do with our children.  She wants to be balance in our relationship, and give the kids things that I can not.

I love and respect her so much, and I am so grateful for her continued love and support.  For me, our children, and for our sustainable future.

Thanks my love!

the family

You are the best!

For mothers who are against prohibition!

I sent this link to my mom today for Mother’s Day;

420 Earth Day Benefit for I-1068

April 16th, 2010 | By Pirate

Come to the I-1068 Earth Day benefit, $5 suggested donation (to help legalize weed in WA)

Reefer Madness is so funny, especially knowing that the government seriously thought this would work, back in the 30’s! 

It probably did work on some fools!  LOL 

Lets have some laughs!

Emerald Sun will be selling shirts at the benefit, 25% of these sales go to Sensible Washington.

I-1068 Benefit Concert and Reefer Madness!

Time: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 6:00 PM – Wednesday, April 21, 2010 12:00 AM
Host: Renata Rollins
Contact Phone: 509-723-9965

The Empyrean (Spokane, WA)

171 S. Washington

Spokane, WA 99201

Emerald Sun T-Shirts and threads


There wasn’t enough participation tonight to be able to give away all of the wears that we brought. So we will have all of these, and we will ad more to the raffle next time. So at least 6 raffle prizes for the next get together, which I suspect will be the NORML/Sensible WA meeting at 4pm on Saturday @ he Empyrean 171 S. Washington, Spokane. Congrats to the three winners from last night!