From Renata Rollins before Folk Life 2010
This is some of the videos during Folk Life.
We are involved in many different cannabis related businesses, from dispensary software with Emerald POS, to cannabis themed t-shirts, pipe bags, skateboards and custom patchwork clothing from Emerald Sun Design . We also blog here at xCannabis.com, and we use www.SLU2.com to spread the word by offering a free short link maker software.
But what we have always desired to do is open up a cafe. We have owned two domain names that are names of cafe’s that we have tossed around, and we have settled on which on of the two we will be using.
Come December 2010 when ganja is legalized in Washington we will have a vapor lounge, with edibles, etc.
This is something fairly new to the USA. But very common in Europe.
See this video of a cannabis tour in Amsterdam.
Holland coffee shops are revolutionary and a great tourist attraction. I hope Washington starts seeing the huge benefits that cannabis will bring to our state. Taxes, jobs, tourism, and especially freedom!
We aren’t revealing our name, or our opening date as of yet. But we will be opening soon with baked goods and smoothies. Soon we will expand to coffee and in December we will have vaporizers.
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 www.SensibleWashington.org 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 www.Emerald-Sun.com 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!
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; email@example.com
Yesterday was such a blessing. Even though the weather was yucky, it felt good to be free and to be able to excercise my freedom by holding a sign to end prohibition that said “GROW FREEDOM’ with a cannabis leaf on it and on the other side FREE MARC EMERY. My wife makes killer protesting signs!
It was an awesome day to bond with Spokane. Lots of warm support, very few haters. Also a few patients stopped by, and helped another patient medicate. I felt very blessed all day yesterday!
Making a sign and holding it in an intersection is easy. Getting those I-1068 signatures is the harder part.
Thanks to all you signature gatherers!
FREE MARC EMERY!! This man has given so much!
This is Irv Rosenfeld a FEDERAL medical marijuana patient, only one of five left.
His argument is for medical marijuana. But the facts that he sites in this legislative hearing apply to all aspects of human consumption of marijuana, both recreation and medical.
Way to go Irv!
Think that the marijuana battle has been won, based on a few victories in 14 states? Even in those 14 states drug warriors continue to carry out their all out offensive on American citizens, even legal medical patients who are protected by the 10th Amendment.
Well, now the fight continues. But not within out borders exclusively. Our drug warriors are pursuing a freedom fighter in Canada who sold something as harmless as SEEDS! These are seeds given to us by the creator, and should be respected by our government as such a blessing and a religious right to be able to enjoy cannabis. But not only does our government not respect our civil rights, but they bend the law to fit their particular interpretation, despite the contradictions their interpretations have with the constitution.
This is a video of Marc Emery’s final moments of freedom and the video of his young wife who is to be left all alone for who knows how many years!?
All of this over a natural, safe, and god given plant that has never killed anyone.
And now this, to vent!
Ya know, we sell alcohol, tobacco, and prescriptions in this country, and all of those substances have proven to:
1. All be deadly
2. To not have nearly as many benefits to marijuana
Marijuana has never killed anyone!
- Tobacco kills about 390,000.
- Alcohol kills about 80,000.
- Sidestream smoke from tobacco kills about 50,000.
- Cocaine kills about 2,200.
- Heroin kills about 2,000.
- Aspirin kills about 2,000.
- Marijuana kills 0. There has never been a recorded death due to marijuana at any time in US history.
- All illegal drugs combined kill about 4,500 people per year, or about one percent of the number killed by alcohol and tobacco. Tobacco kills more people each year than all of the people killed by all of the illegal drugs in the last century.
- Source: http://www.druglibrary.org/Schaffer/library/basicfax3.htm
The drug enforcement folks are on the offensive again. Jeopardizing their jobs, and their slush funds from seized assets doesn’t sit well with big bro.
If they are not in total control, they violate our constitutional rights. How is this a surprise to anyone?
Sensible Washington has learned that one dozen signed copies of I-1068, the marijuana legalization initiative for Washington State of which Sensible Washington is the sponsor, were seized last week by the federally-funded WestNet drug task force. Our estimate is that 200 signatures are sitting in WestNet’s offices in Port Orchard, apparently seized as evidence during a series of raids against the North End Club 420 in Tacoma. The club is operating as a medical marijuana dispensary.
We have made repeated calls to WestNet’s office, but have yet to receive any assurance that the task force’s personnel have secured the signed petitions and that they plan to promptly return them to Sensible Washington.
“It proves how insane marijuana prohibition has gotten that law enforcement would seize signed copies of I-1068 as ‘evidence’ in a drug raid,” said Philip Dawdy, I-1068 campaign director and an initiative co-author. “The only thing they are evidence of is democracy in action. It is not a crime or evidence of a crime for citizens to sign a statewide initiative.”
Sensible Washington calls upon WestNet to immediately return the seized petitions to our offices at 3161 Elliott Avenue, Suite 340, Seattle WA 98121 or to make other arrangements for their immediate delivery to Sensible Washington.
Props to the I-1068 people, and to NORML!
I know that these folks have been under heavy attack as of late. A lot of conflicts are arising between the medical market, and the legalization movement.
Some good things and some not so good. For example Medical Herb Providers and a few other cannabis friendly businesses are carrying the I-1068 shirts.
There are some available from Sensible Washington now as well as from Emerald Sun in Spokane. Check out their site for details; http://sensiblewashington.org/buy-a-t-shirt/
Buy a T-shirt
This is the shop that is selling the t-shirts. Contact them to get a I-1068 T!!
Speck Print Shop
219 Broadway East
Seattle, WA 98102
Hours: Noon to 7pm Mon-Sat
There was a lot of conflicts and chaos going on last week when we ended our 5% donation deal from Emerald Sun. So we haven’t sent in the $20 that we owe Sensible Washington. We gave away a lot of shirts and we still are giving away a lot of shirts for I-1068. It’s a way to get the message out, and with a campaign that is on limited funds, it’s important that we get the word out any way that we can. I personally make YouTube videos, wear I-1068 t-shirts, and post on many different blogs and facebook groups about it. There are many ways to help, Most importantly (this is an area that I am lacking), we need signatures! Contact Sensible Washington to learn how to help with that.
It’s NOT too late for real change!
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 www.emerald-sun.com 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; http://slu2.com/?00
We have more ventures on the horizon. Thanks for your love and support! Bless up!