We are born to be something of substance. We are born to discover the fires that dwell inside our hearts, and that shake our souls. While the webs of life trap us in the beats of time, our hearts yearn to soar. And we are likely to find our own substance when we learn to channel the energies that are bestowed upon us. Whether our substance finds us or we create it, that fire that dwells needs to burn in order to channel the path of where we need to journey.
As a part of good health, what we put into our body is as equally important as how we treat it. To have the freedom to treat ourselves with naturally grown plants, nuts, seeds and fruits we have depended on the earth since man has existed. Nutrition from the earth is here for a reason, so why not utilize its given resources, including cannabis, to optimize our overall health?
A lifetime of moments gathered by threads of time reveals the fabric of our being. We all carry certain truths, burdens, and sorrows. We constantly try to prove to ourselves and to others why we do what we do: a reason, an explanation, a justification for wanting to fit into society normally as cannabis users and fans.
Editor’s Note: This Classic Chicks article is a combination of two previous articles, originally published March 21st and 24th, 2015, formatted for Twelve High Chicks’ year two layout. Content and intent have not been changed.
I first was introduced to Brian O’Dea, a polite and distinguished gentleman, when I travelled to Ottawa in December 2014 to meet other cannabis freedom activists and to screen Adam Scorgie’s The Culture High. With a polished demeanour and extensive vocabulary, Brian wouldn’t strike you as the type of person who would “move” copious amounts of cannabis around the world. He is educated, experienced, and skilled in his endeavours. He’s known to be one of smartest criminals the DEA has ever managed to catch; it was only after he’d retired as drug lord that the DEA finally managed to gather enough evidence to convict him.
Glass has been around forever and has many stories regarding its origins. It has been identified as far back as Ancient Egypt, and was rediscovered accidentally by Phoenician sailors during the Roman Empire. From decorative Egyptian beads to Venetian stained glass windows to modern vases in our everyday decor, glass has found a purpose in human lives for millennia. Glass formation has given us choices in what we use every day: we drink from glasses, eat from delicate tableware, and look through glasses to improve our vision. Glass has been never been as practical, functional, or as profitable as it is today.
Before incorporating, MUMM unofficially began activism together in February 2003: in response to a Senate Committee report released in September 2002, a public Demand for Dignity forum was held. Patients either self-represented or had someone speak for them about their personal situations — their own quests for dignity in a screwed-up system. One patient was an Exemption holder who would have been one of the first incarcerated and denied access to his medication. The key note speaker was Senate Speaker Pierre Claude Nolin. It was a highly-charged, emotional time; patients had rights but still struggled for access to readily available, quality medication. A struggle that, over a decade later, patients still face.
Addey Lane is a new, brash, Californian vocalist bringing a message to cannabis prohibitionists, corporations, and political elites around the globe with her debut song, ‘All for One‘. The hit, pro-cannabis–legalization song, first released in February of 2014, has soared throughout the internet, fired up social media websites, and continues to receive positive recognition on a daily basis on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
I had the pleasure of first meeting this gorgeous, savvy, redheaded woman back in July 2011 in Saskatoon, at the 1st Annual Prairie Medicinal Harvest Cup. As the Project Coordinator, when I won a raffle, Tracy traded off the expected prize for the one I wanted: a Medicinal Shirt in support of Michelle Rainey’s legacy. My experience meeting Tracy was most memorable because of this, her love of helping people. It reminded me how many of us lack people like her in our lives, and how, if we had more people like Tracy, we would more comfortably persevere in the struggles we face as cannabis activists in Canada. Tracy has helped hundreds of patients obtain dignified access to medication and physicians, and she helps patients by teaching them how to medicate in foods.
I first met Debbie Stultz-Giffin on the internet back in 2008. I was as amazed then as I am now how she does as much as she does and how effective she is. At the 2013 Treating Yourself Expo we met in person and I was honoured to spend many days with her. I have so much admiration and love for her and consider her one of my closest, dearest friends. She is truly one of the kindest hearts I have ever known: Deb is a wife, mother, and grandmother; she volunteers in her community with a local women’s group; and she’s a past Beaver Scout leader. Her drive and her lust for life are always an inspiration to me.
I first was introduced to Brian O’Dea, a polite and distinguished gentleman, when I travelled to Ottawa in December 2014 to meet other cannabis freedom activists and to screen Adam Scorgie’s The Culture High. With a polished demeanour and extensive vocabulary, Brian wouldn’t strike you as the type of person who would ‘move’ copious amounts of cannabis around the world. He is educated, experienced, and skilled in his endeavours. He’s known to be one of smartest criminals the DEA has ever managed to catch; it was only after he’d retired as drug lord that the DEA finally managed to gather enough evidence to convict him.