- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
“This is what you shall do; love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Tag Archives: cannabis
I gave up smoking pot regularly almost ten years ago, but if cannabis were legal and easily available today and I wanted a little recreation I would probably either use a vaporizer (smoking without the smoke) or buy edible baked goods containing marijuana. What I’d really like though, is to be able to legally grow my own and eat most of the harvest as a dietary supplement. Eating the raw plant, unheated, doesn’t get people high because psychoactive cannabinoids, the ingredients in cannabis … Continue reading
Hemp is one of the most versatile industrial crops on the planet, so why aren’t our legislators scrambling to get our state a piece of the action?
Hemp is cannabis, the same species as the plant called marijuana, but thanks to selective breeding and different cultivation techniques hemp contains little or no psychoactive elements sought by medicinal or recreational consumers. Hemp has numerous industrial uses, by some accounts upward of 2,500. As a textile, cannabis fiber has three times the tensile strength of cotton and was cultivated up to 8,000 years ago or more by the Chinese. Cannabis is a hollow fiber, more breathable than cotton, and … Continue reading
The following was published today in the Charlotte, NC edition of Creative Loafing, and is republished here because I can’t say it any better. Catherine Lyles, a brain cancer survivor from Raleigh, spoke to the North Carolina House Rules Committee last month about how marijuana had saved her life. It relieved the nausea caused by harsh radiation treatments required to cure her terminal illness and enabled her to eat and nourish her body. This woman, and thousands like her bravely … Continue reading
Have you heard about the Silver Tour? The aim of the Silver Tour is to educate and inform senior citizens about the exciting discoveries in the field of cannabis medicine, to encourage activism for legalization, and create demand for safe access. Their video,”Should Grandma Smoke Pot?” is one of the best produced videos I’ve seen on the subject of medical cannabis to date, and I strongly urge you to watch it and share it with your friends and family. Cannabis … Continue reading
Cancer research, cannabis prohibition, and the prison industrial complex – it’s all about the money.
I won’t pretend to be educated enough to understand everything in the article excerpted below, but I am smart enough to see the connection between cancer research, cannabis prohibition, and the prison-law enforcement industrial complex. The World Health Organization estimates that the number of women living with breast cancer globally will rise to 15 million by the year 2020 with a significant portion of these patients in advanced stages of the disease. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death … Continue reading