Thursday, December 30, 2010

Good Bye 2010...

Wow, is 2010 really over?  We've just said goodbye to another year without legalized Hemp Farming but my toes are tingling with the hope that 2011 will be a jump forward. 

Thanks to folks like Willie Nelson and Farm-Aid, and many other high profile icons, the perceptions of Hemp and Marijuana are changing, and with those changing perceptions, come ideas of agricultural and economic success for the U.S. There has never been a time in history more potent and full of potential as with Marijuana and Hemp.  

More states added themselves to the list of State's advocating Medical Marijuana Laws that provide compassion and protection under state laws.
For myself, 2010 was definitely the most active I've been in the Hemp and Marijuana Movements.  And, I spent 4 months in LA in 2010 acquiring my own medical card that I can use when I am there, which is hopefully as much as possible. What a moment that was!  Once you've stepped into the California Medical Marijuana atmosphere, it's hard to step back into that tiny, dark closet again.  

At the time of this writing, we now have 14 Medical Marijuana States, and there are many  more expected to be on board by 2012 so I'm quite hopeful. 

Now, let's let our farmers decide what they want to grow to support their families too.  Instead of importing, or even owning hemp farms in other countries for U.S. importation of Hemp.  Yet, these U.S. based companies have no choice but to go outside of the U.S. for their Hemp.  

There are politicians on both sides of the political fence that are in favor of bringing hemp to American Farms.  Write them, let them know what you think.  You might be surprised at the response.  It's time not to take no for an answer in my humble opinion!  

I've recently chosen to be an Associate for The Hemp Network , a division of Medical Marijuana Inc, the first medical marijuana company to enter the U.S. stock exchange.  This company will feature hemp products by the hundreds and is offering free sign-up right now. I look forward to working with a company that's as passionate about Hemp as I am.  

One of the last things I've done this year, is to create "The Southern Alliance for Medical Marijuana".  Well, I am trying to create it.  So far, I've not received one donation to implement the marketing plans I need to do but you can look at the donation page here: The Samm 
A small amount of generosity could go along way for helping us get this organization off of the ground, and establishing protective Medical Marijuana Laws throughout the South.  The South boasts the best farmland in the country.  Too bad our farmers can't grow Hemp or Medicinal Marijuana legally.  

After 2 years, Marijuana and Hemp stay at the top of Obama's list from the people, created with his website.  Nobody talks about that in the press.  But still, these issues remain right up there with the economy and war topics.

Is anybody listening?

May 2011 give us the ears to hear, and the will to make things happen!

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Year's Journey!

Since my last post, over one year ago, I have been on quite a Marijuana journey.

After getting sick I decided to move to California so that I could live as a respected citizen, able to smoke medical marijuana for my MS and related symptoms. Wow, what a joy that was, living openly as a medical marijuana user, able to walk into any dispensary and ask for any marijuana strain I thought might suit my needs! But, work was too hard to find and I had to move back to Tennessee, and move back into the closet.

What a shock to the system that was. Suddenly, my closet had become much smaller it seemed and I was no longer willing to sit back and do nothing.

I have now started The Southern Alliance for Medical Marijuana. Our goal is to see that each Southern State enacts compassionate act Medical Marijuana Laws in order to protect people with serious illness from criminal prosecution, allowing safe access to medical marijuana.

This week, our 15th State, Arizona, joined the Medical Marijuana network of States but the South still is the only region in the U.S. that doesn't have a State that protects its citizens and allows access to medication that has scientifically proven benefits.

While I am here in Tennessee, I'm becoming a part of the change and I look forward to watching my State and many other states join in this rational movement.

The Marijuana Policy Project is initiating a Campaign For 26 by 2012, and they're kicking off the campaign in Arkansas, a bona fide Southern State so I am especially excited about this. You can find out more at

The S.A.M.M. is currently in great need of volunteers from all Southern States as well as donations! Even a small donation can go a long way in helping us achieve our non profit status and build as a powerful voice within local and regional government.

Please tell your friends.

A lot has changed since I began this blog over 2 or is it 3 years ago?
Not just within myself but within society and within our collective perceptions of Marijuana and Hemp. The science comes forward daily, proving that Marijuana provides not only relief, but provides healing ability for many diseases like MS, Cancer and Diabetes.

The Baby Boomers, the largest segment of our growing population, are all retiring and are realizing that the pot of their youth is also healing for the pains of their later years. In fact, in CA, the dispensaries generally claim that the majority of patients are over age 45, not 22 year old young people that don't need cannabis.

Within the next few years, It's predicted that over half of the country's States will have enacted medical marijuana laws. I look forward to watching this grow, as people realize that old myths no longer define our knowledge of this creator- given plant.

So, off with the old, and on with the new, the social experiment continues.

If you or someone you know live in the South U.S. please consider volunteering or making a donation to The S.A.M.M. at the site listed below.