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Anyone who knows me or has read anything I wrote knows I’m a proponent of pot, though I am NOT a pot-head according to the traditional definition of the word. No Cheech and Chong-like activities from me!

10696213_10152283782781256_481274199477500203_n I always have and probably always will struggle with the notion of right and wrong as opposed to legal and illegal. I’m inclined to see the world largely in terms of black and white though experience and life have long ago taught me that there are an almost unlimited number of grey areas in all realities. As such, one of the areas I’ve struggled with is the legal and the ethical. Are they the same thing? Can I choose between them and stay out of jail? As an American, I know I have some options…democracy is a double edged sword and can be very advantageous when one is self-searching or destructive depending on what side you sit. As one of those born with no “silver spoon”, I have fewer options, economically and/or politically speaking, than, say someone born of the Kennedy’s or the Rockerfellers (for example), or any other family that has built their lives and wealth on the backs of others (like myself) whom they could step on who were too inconsequential to matter; basically selling death and destruction (liquor, for example).

WP_20141020_13_36_57_Pro We have, before us, this cannabis issue. As a child of God, I find myself in a paradigm of indecision. That is to say I used to before I came to peace with myself and learned a few things. Even though I long ago learned that legal and morals are different subjects, often one reflects the other. For example, abortion is legal…but immoral (according to those who are pro-life). Ecclesiastes 3 says that there’s a time and place for everything and no one is perfect although for me, personally, not something I could do for any reason. Then there’s gay marriage. Again, same story. Legal (in some states) but immoral (according to the teachings of the Bible that’s taught by the majority of churches). Now, there’s cannabis. Legal in some states but…wait! Is it immoral? Let’s study that for a minute. Cannabis. Something that people smoke, eat, make supplies out of, heals people of cancer…legal but treated as if it’s illegal. The voters made it clear they wanted it legalized so it gets legalized and then politicians step forward and find ways to strip us of our rights effectively flipping us off and telling us that it doesn’t matter what we want…if what we want is inconvenient or threatens other agendas that would conflict <paramedical for example> with it, then screw us and there’s nothing we can do because at the same time this is going on, those with connections within the industry are screwing us from the other angle; either we’re not connected or we have bad credit or…pick a reason.

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Cannabis needs to be federally legalized. Legalizing will accomplish a number of things: it will pave the way for states to stop discriminating against users, medically and otherwise. It will open the door for the kind of study (scientifically speaking) it should have been getting this whole time . It will, if done right, help average citizens to fulfill dreams they might have had for a long time but have been unable to move forward due to it’s legal status. It also needs to be educated corrected to our kids. Now that it’s legal in Colorado, one excuse after another has come up with to take our rights away. Using our kids as a dartboard, they talk about the dangers of our kids getting into the pot. Meanwhile, people are moving here in droves to get their kids the help they need through the use of Charlotte’s Web  and  Phoenix Tears.  Clearly, it’s working.

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So what’s the next step, I wonder. What’s it going to take to get it totally legalized, especially in light of the fact that we, who believe in it, can’t even seem to come to peace with each other and work together. I don’t know. Maybe we’re doomed to just crash and burn given our “musical chairs” mentality. Always got to have our way; always ready to shove someone out of the way to get in front of them. Maybe THAT’s why it’s not legal. Cannabis makes us want to socialize and think of other people; alcohol and other drugs don’t have that affect in any way. It’s more along out “nature” – that whole ME, ME, ME side that we naturally have. It could be said that cannabis is us  as God would have us; alcohol is us with no God, no morals, totally selfish.

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On July 8th, I got up at the normal time, 5 am, prepared for the day and kissed my husband goodbye for the day. I gazed at our five year old, splayed out sleeping his beautiful little head off next to Daddy. 

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I went to work that day as always and at 10 pm, I was with my friend heading back to my family. As we turned the corner to my place, there was a crime scene going on; police and ambulances and stuff all over the place. 

We couldn’t get through, so we turned around and went to my place a different way. I went into our empty apartment and took a shower, wondering where my family was. Raphael is a creature of habit and would NEVER have Ishaq (our son) out after dark so I was already a bit unsettled. After my shower, I sat and wondered where my family was some more. A knock of the door brought the first real sense of impending disaster. Looking out the keyhole, every hair on my head stood as I saw the police and several other people were standing outside my door. 

I  opened the door and my life changed forever. It was told to me that my son and husband had been coming from the store and had been hit by a car. Ishaq was killed. Raphael was in surgery, having had his leg nearly torn off. It had been amputated. 

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It’s been 5 weeks since this event took place. Raphael and I are not the usual suspects. We loved our son with every breath in our body and that hasn’t changed because he went home to be with God. We laugh; we cry. We live and plan for Raphael coming home so we can just be ourselves. Raphael is in good spirits. He’s loving and caring and wants everyone around us to be the best they can be and to know they’re valuable. 

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We need your prayers. We need financial help. A fund has been set up by a friend to raise money to help us move forward. I will be taking Raphael home and taking care of him. Through the Independence Center, I should be able to be trained and paid to care for him at home. We were on public assistance and I had acquired a part time job just before this happened. Obviously I had to quit to deal with the aftermath. Cash aid is only for people with children and so obviously with Ish’s death, that changed. Until I am getting paid to help him,  we will need help. 

There’s been considerable coverage by local news channels. If you feel comfortable and charitable, please consider helping us. 

 

http://www.gofundme.com/Ishaq-Hammed–Family

 

 

 

Let my People Smoke!

I saw this on Facebook this morning and had to share!

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Just saying…Happy Easter & Happy 420 and Blessed are they who can have both with peace!

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Monk’s Herb’n Lounge will be a three-part business including coffee shop, hash bar and internet cafe. These three should be combined with a hotel, making it a one-stop-sPot-to-drop after a night out on the town.

Monk’s Herb’n Lounge would start off with six computers for the Internet cafe, enabled with a user name and password, provided by hostess at the time of check-in. No wifi.

Free internet for hotel residents alone. Clients paying with their credit card will receive extras, such as a wake-n-bake experience, 1TBS sativa type, choice of Super Silver Haze or Jack the Ripper or whatever they choose, brought up on a silver tray in the same manner as room service. The hotel will have a 30 day maximum stay limit. Two people per room rule (one/two occupancy).

Price will include wake-n-bake or cable and Internet.

Each guest will receive a complimentary glass personal pipe with Herb’n Hotel inscribed on it. For each guest staying three days or more, paying by cash, they will be charged $15 for the wake-n-bake, brought up to them on a silver tray by a waiter. Tips are allowed. The guest can ask the hostess for a wake-n-bake call upon check in.

An entire floor would be designated for disabled combat veterans. They would have a conference room in their area, easy handicap accessibility for support meetings where they can smoke and converse and coffee and tea would be provided. Their stay would be priced as half off and they would receive a lot of free stuff, including certificates to come back in at a different time for a wake-n-bake or an afternoon smoke session.

A combined community room and music lounge will play cannabis-friendly movies featuring such actors as James Franco, Cheech and Chong, and other cannabis icons. Music will be pumped through the stereo system loud enough to hear but soft enough to enable conversation. Music will feature Bob Marley, Chief Greenbud, Bob Dylan and other cannabis-friendly musicians.

Also featured in the movie room would be a tribute to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) to honor persons who uplift cannabis including Eddie Bravo and Joe Rogan.

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A separate room would offer games, old school arcade games as well as at least one computer where people could play Bejeweled, Zuma, and other mind enriching games.

And finally, a Coptic Christian study lounge where you can receive Gnostic knowledge of text and codexes and also holy oil anointing for believers and followers of The Way of Christ.

A water cooler and paper cups will be provided as well as snack items such as grapes (cuts down on cotton mouth) and fruit cups, delivered to guests by waitresses in a paper cup.

Photos on the wall will honor cannabis legends such as Jack Herer, Herb’n Monk with various people he has had pictures taken with such as Don Duncan, Eddy Lepp, Pony Boy from Los Marijanos, Henry Hemp and his wife January Thomas.

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We need cannabis friendly financial backers; professionals looking to break into a new business opportunity. Contact Herb’n Monk at ogkushite@yahoo.com and/or heidihameed@gmail.com.

Ed Rosenthal and Raphael Hameed, at the THC Expo in Los Angeles, 2009

Need more incentive? Whoever backs us will have their name on the marquee as proprietor of Monk’s Herb’n Lounge.

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Displaying Herbal Goodness as grown by Raphael Hameed, The Herb’n Monk

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I don’t believe it’s of any surprise that I’m in favor of legalization. My nickname is  Holy Hempress so if no one caught it, they’re really not paying attention. Surely the pictures of CANNABIS were a give-a-way?  Ha, Ha!

 

 

 

 

 

 

WinkIncidentally, I’m not only a FAN of cannabis, I believe it to be my GOD-GIVEN right to smoke it, eat it, turn it into hash oil and/or use it as holy oil and as a direct link, it’s my RESPONSIBILITY to teach and reeducate people who have grown up listening to the rhetoric that has followed it for years.  And no one can tell me different.

 

 

 

 

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God put this plant on earth and it has medicinal purpose just as cocoa leaves, opium and all other things on this earth do. Unfortunately, “man” is an arrogant, egotistical so-and-so and is FOREVER doing stuff to mess up the wonderful things God has given to us for our use (adding man made products to create heroin and crack, for example). 

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This morning I came across this petition on Facebook. It should be noted that I am one of those people who’ll cross the street to avoid a confrontation or possible conflict but sometimes one has to roll up their proverbial sleeves and be willing to be counted- even if it has negative results. Hopefully that’s not the case with this one. The petition I am talking about was to order Eric Holder  to order a scientific and medical evaluation on cannabis.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/order-attorney-general-eric-holder-request-scientific-and-medical-evaluation-marijuana-dhhs/J5XK2gL3

** I would be monumentally grateful if everyone who reads this would consider going to the page and signing this petition.**

 

Screen-Shot-2014-04-02-at-11.45.59-AM-750x668It’s abundantly clear that the majority of American citizens want cannabis legalized. For medical purposes or recreationally, it’s the same thing. Cannabis is medical by definition (as I’ve said in other blogs). The lack of legalization has nothing to do with our safety – or even our children. They’re spending the afternoon at school being bullied, bullying others, seducing and being seduced by other kids and grown teachers, huffing paint and other products. Marijuana should be the least of their concerns- in fact, if they had it, maybe they’d come home and park it for a change instead of going out making stupid decisions with far reaching consequences.

 

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I truly hope that this blog reaches someone and causes them to think. We’re used to being monitored and accept whatever is directed towards us as Gospel. I don’t think that’s particularly healthy. One of the reasons that the P.T.B.’s do NOT want cannabis legal is because cannabis causes us to think and question. If they can keep us in Matrix format, we’re easy to control; if we take the RED pill and pull out of that mentality and realize we’re so much more bigger and smarter and full of possibility than we ever dreamed possible, and that no one can stop us if we set our minds to it, we would be dangerous indeed! We might even change the world for the better!! So let’s smoke a bowl and change the world!!

 

AS ALWAYS…LEGALIZE. REEDUCATE. RECLASSIFY.

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April 9, 2014

Once again, tragedy has befallen this nation. This morning, in Pennsylvania, a sixteen year old boy ran down the halls of his school stabbing and slashing people at random with kitchen knives before being subdued by the principal and a police officer.

I wonder how many people heard this news and listened with half an ear; the idea being that they’ve heard so many of these stories so frequently that at this point, it’s like listening to white noise. As easy as it is to say that one should avoid doing that, in the same way that television can desensitize one to the horrors of violence in real life, so can tragedy after tragedy after tragedy. I live in Colorado, in Colorado Springs.

The most logical question is what are we going to do about this? Are we going to figure out what the problem is and take corrective measures to stop them? Is there anything that we can do or has it gone too far? I have my own views; I’m curious about other’s views.

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I’m tired of this. I’m tired of our children being unsafe going to school. But keep them home and risk losing your children if you’re not able to home school them. Maybe it’s time to “School Pool” and see if that works. Why not? Instead of a parents going around picking up kids to take and drop off at school, they can have the kids come to their home and teach them from  home. We’re in the digital age, people!! Use the technology. Skype is available. Google has it’s own rendition of Skype. I’m sure that other places do as well. That way, the kids are safe(r), accountability is there because all the parents know exactly where their children are and the children get an education. Yes, there would have to be background checks and whatnot but if one has done nothing wrong, they have nothing to worry about, right? Just a thought that popped into my head.

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Our children are our future; that’s what we tell them; it’s what we tell each other but is it true? Do we stand a chance if we get a hold of our kids now and take proactive steps? Are we willing and ready to take drastic steps to make sure our children are safe and secure? I say we try it; what are we going to do? Save lives??!!

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Why has 121007102949-obama-swing-story-top become such a convenient

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for everything that has ever happened, to hear people tell it. If it’s cloudy today, it’s probably because Obama sneezed last Tuesday at 6 p.m. and if it rained yesterday it’s because he forgot to drink coffee on the morning of September 11, 2001 and that’s what caused the planes to fly into the towers. Sound ludicrous? Yeah, that’s how blaming him sounds to me- stupid, idiotic and racist as hell.
George-W-Bush_2234660bWhen Bush got us in to a war that has cost thousands of lives, billions of dollars between the cost of war, the lives lost, the soldiers returned all messed up with physical and mental issues that will last for the rest of their lives and  and  no one said shit and at the beginning were totally on board with him because he PLAYED on people’s ANGER and HORROR of all those lives lost in the  towers. He convinced us of who the enemy was, made up some shit and we, typical SHEEPLE that we are, stood by and let him, believing that if we didn’t do something they’d be “baaaa-ck” to finish the job. We swallowed everything that the media fed us (Fox news is not the only news that is totally and completely biased in whatever direction they want to go) and didn’t bother to take the time to study to make sure what they fed us wasn’t’ poisoned to the core. Even worse, we haven’t said a word against this man – we’re too busy acting like Obama is the anti-Christ (and most don’t even BELIEVE in the anti-Christ!)

I am not going to lie or try to be something that I’m not. I love my president and although I do not agree with everything he stands for or is doing, I see him as the best way to move forward and not be stuck in the middle ages when it comes to what the poor can do in this country (the rich have money which means they can buy anything- including a trip out of this country if it came to that) – the poor (and there’s hardly a middle class anymore so that would encompass anyone not in the “1 %”. He brought us out of the recession, regardless of the fact that the devil Boehner was attempting to block his every move. Idiots like Rush Limbaugh running their mouths, saying they  ‘Hoped he’d fail” and all this crap. Well, he DIDN’T fail, you dick and he’s light years ahead of your drug addicted ass, so why don’t you go somewhere and read up on what being a “true American” is all about (because unless you have Native American blood flowing through your veins, you can’t even MAKE that claim) and even if you DID/DO, common courtesy dictates you give the man a chance.  You want to see what we are teaching our children (and it’s patent bull****!)? This is what I found on Google Images today: Thanks-Obama-65978128205

Really? This is the kind of message we want to leave our kids with? Remember this is an actual child that someone is not-too-subtly indoctrinated!

I really wish people would hop off  the “Obamacare” bandwagon. It’s NOT “Obama Care”, it’s Affordable Care and if a person has to have a drivers license to drive a car, they should have a medical card of some kind because everyone gets sick sometimes. Some get sick and stay that way for life. This isn’t a safe world we live in. Did you think it was going to just smooth itself out, this care act? When did anything ever work that well, first time into it? Of course there were  hiccups in the system, and I believe that there were additional threats as well: people manipulating the system, the databases, the website, etc. Instead of getting angry at Obama for thinking about the little guy, why don’t we get pissed at the employers who refuse to work with the system – who are so worried about towing the company line and that profit margin that they won’t pay their employees a decent friggen wage? Far as I can see, President Obama is the only president since Carter who’s even recognized that the poor exist- and are getting a really raw deal!

Listen, I recognize people’s rights to have an opinion in the country. Maybe you approve of the job the president is doing; maybe you don’t. The point of this blog is NOT to convince you. Few know better than I that shoving one belief down another’s throat is useful as teats on a bull.

I have been working on this blog for days. As always, when wading into unfamiliar territory, I am afraid to say the wrong thing or convey a message to people who don’t agree and might have something to say. For once, I hope so.

See you all soon!! Have a fabulous day and remember where you come from; never forget!!

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