Cannabis 1937, lack of science, racism & falsely accused!

In 2016 we now can scientifically prove the benefits through science. We do not have to live under the umbrella of lies for profit using slander and racism to pass silly laws!

This is going to be a very controversial blog. We have heard for a few generations now some pretty one sided facts involving cannabis.  Marijuana and Hemp are demonized as these horrible drugs. I am going to give you facts, and a few questions to ponder on.  And you can make up your own minds.

Is it a drug? Yes, but who labeled it as such? Its classified as an herb.

Is Marijuana and Hemp the same? NO. Hemp contains very little THC. It would be like growing any Poppy and expecting to make opium. It just won’t happen. Although just like hemp contains traces of THC, other poppy’s do contain a trace of the opiates. But they are not illegal.

So why is hemp illegal?

This is why… and don’t shoot the messenger, these are true facts that any quick Goggle search can prove true!

The demonization of the cannabis plant was an extension of the demonization of the Mexican immigrants in the early 1900’s. Then in the 1930’s claims were made about marijuana’s ability to cause men of color to become violent and solicit sex from white women.
Some parties have argued that the aim of the Act was to reduce the size of the hemp industry  largely as an effort of businessmen Andrew Mellon (who became the Secretary of the Treasury AND who heavily invested in Du Pont and the efforts of making paper one of our largest commodities) , Randolph Hearst, and the Du Pont family. WAIT… The Du Pont petrochemical company family?   Hummmm…… Since the 19th century the Du Pont family has been one of the richest families in America. Then walked in Harry J. Anslinger, one of the most raciest men who ever lived!

FACT: All our American Documents are written on hemp paper. Thats why we still have them all these years later.
FACT: President James Monroe:  Openly smoked hashish while he was Ambassador to France and continued smoking it until his death at age 73.
FACT: Thomas Jefferson: In addition to farming hemp, Jefferson was Ambassador to France during the hashish era there.  At risk of imprisonment if caught, Jefferson smuggled hemp seeds from China known for their potency to America.
FACT: George Washington: The father of our country kept meticulous diaries, wherein he noted “Sowed hemp at muddy hole by swamp” away from the hemp he grew for fiber. Now, anyone who understands hemp and marijuana understands they can’t be grown close together. They will cross pollinate and all of it will become hemp. So the “hemp” he is referring to is most likely marijuana.
FACT: There have been ZERO marijuana deaths documented. Not from over doses, not from vehicular accidents, nothing.  When you read in the new about “drug” shootings, its over prescription pills, heroine, cocaine, etc. In all my 48 years I have never heard or read about someone getting shot over marijuana. Not saying it not happened, I have not heard of it. Yet the amount of pharmaceutical deaths, the amount of alcohol related deaths, smoking cigarettes…. those numbers are HIGH!

DEATH RATES FROM:
Alcoholic Liver Disease : 18,146

Pharmaceutical Opioid Analgesics: 19,000 in 2014, up from 5,000 in 2001

Pharmaceutical Drugs: 27,000 in 2014, up from 9,000 in 2001

Cocaine: 5,500 in 2014, up from 4,000 in 2001

Herion: 9,000 in 2015 up from 2,000 in 2001

Cannabis: Zero. Thats none. Not one.

*In 2014, 9,967 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.
Thats nearly 10,000 people.

If you are still with me and haven’t given up on all this reading, theres more. Let’s look at everything cannabis can do medicinally.

1. SLEEP!!!! Its a wonderful sleep aide. It have zero side effects, unlike the traditional pharmaceutical drugs have.

pharmaceutical sleep aide side effects:

  • Burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
  • Changes in appetite
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty keeping balance
  • Dizziness
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Dry mouth or throat (okay, cannabis can have this side effect..lol)
  • Gas
  • Headache (Cannabis can actually relieve headaches)
  • Heartburn
  • Impairment the next day
  • Insomnia
  • Mental slowing or problems with attention or memory
  • Stomach pain or tenderness
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
  • Unusual dreams
  • Weakness

2. Treat Glaucoma. (I am not going to list every drug and their side effects. You can easily find this information however on the web!)

3. May help reverse the carcinogenic effects of tobacco and improve lung health

4. Proven to help control epileptic seizures.

5.  A chemical found in marijuana stops cancer from spreading.

6. Slows the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

……and more from IBS, to muscle spasms, to arthritis. There are dozens of things this plant can do, and with no side effects. None.
Search side effects from any pill prescribed by your door or any over the counter pill. Even Tylenol is harmful to your liver.

Why have we demonized this herb?
**Side effects? Well, those have been proven false.
**People get high? Do we really care about that as a society when we have bars on every corner. I think not!
**Are we any longer worried about a black man being attracted to a white girl for any reason? NO! And if you are, shame on you!!

People have been told for years how horrible this “drug” is, and when we really lay it out? There is not foundation to these lies that have been spread for nothing more than profit for the right pockets.

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PART 2

Marijuana has had claims relating it to violence, slandering blacks and mexicans, saying it has roots in hell. Yet look at any “stoner”. They are laid back, chill. Just because someone claims something is true, doesn’t make it so. Think for yourself. Look at any movie, heck.. woodstock! Any fights involved alcohol not weed!!!!

And I will debunk the lies about marijuana being a gateway drug right now! Its not. Its the dealers. You have these people dealing pot and heavier drugs. They push the heavier stuff… “Hey! You think that high is great, try this” We need to remove cannabis from their hands!!!

“Tincture of Cannabis was the basis for almost every patent medicine prior to the discovery of aspirin. Hemp was used for rope, twine, and cloth. Sailing ships were loaded with hemp. The word “canvas” is derived from “cannabis”, because that’s what canvas was. “

When Rudolph Diesel produced his engine in 1896, he’d assumed it would run off of vegetable and seed oils, especially hemp, which is superior to petroleum. ”

QUOTE  from Harry J. Anslinger     (Did I mention….HE WAS ONE OF THE MOST RASIST MAN WHO VER LIVED!!!!) Click his name to read more stomach turning quotes!

“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others.”
“Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.”

 

These ar some actual posters made to demonize marijuana based in profit and fear NOT science!!!!

 

Anslinger was the first commissioner of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Federal Bureau of Narcotics. Click on his name and scroll down to  The campaign against marijuana 1930–1937″  There you can read many of his lies including one that really got National attention.

His most infamous story in the The American Magazine concerned Victor Licata who killed his family:

“An entire family was murdered by a youthful addict in Florida. When officers arrived at the home, they found the youth staggering about in a human slaughterhouse. With an axe he had killed his father, mother, two brothers, and a sister. He seemed to be in a daze… He had no recollection of having committed the multiple crimes. The officers knew him ordinarily as a sane, rather quiet young man; now he was pitifully crazed. They sought the reason. The boy said that he had been in the habit of smoking something which youthful friends called ‘muggles,’ a childish name for marijuana.”

The story is one of 200 violent crimes that were documented in Anslinger’s “Gore Files” series. However, it has since been proved that Licata never murdered his family because of cannabis use; the youth actually had a severe mental illness.”

Be informed. We live in a day and age where you can easily research. Don’t be against the use of cannabis because you have been told your whole life it’s bad! Why are being told it’s bad? Who profits? Does the facts prove it’s a dangerous drug or that in fact it is not and can be not only a help to our person, but also to the environment?  (Hemp is fast growing and we no longer need to wipe out forests!! It could also be used as fuel and more)

I leave you with one last thought. When cannabis become legal, and we are moving that way, who should control it? Should it be the very ones who has carried the lies to push their agenda. So many people have died and been injured over pharmaceuticals, way too many trees have been cut down when hemp paper is proven to be far more superior! Clothing from hemp lasts far longer than cotton, a HEAVILY chemical sprayed crop. Are you seeing the connections yet?

During the lat 1930’s a black man had no voice, no vote when these horrible lies were being told about them. This is 2016! We do not have to live under that umbrella of lies. We can clearly see it for what it was! They clearly hit the most worried topics of the times
1. Mexicans. They were coming to America and some were so racists they did not like it.
2. Blacks. To date or marry a white girl was horrific. No proper white man wanted a black guy with their little girl!
3. Premarital sex (well, proper young ladies that is!) No parent wanted a loose girl as their daughter!

And thats what they targeted!

 

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Healing… its around the corner!!!

I just read a ladies short story about her healing. Where she was and where she is now.
I loved this comment:
“The correct food is medicine, the wrong food is poison.”

We CAN heal illnesses. What are YOU willing to do for your health? Do you want a longer more powerful life? Do you want to feel YOUR BEST?

Make changes today that will change your life forever!!!!!

Oh my dreaded life!

Hello all!
I had really meant to start blogging once again, then my summer went a bit crazy. We had a lot on our plate and some family concerns to tend to. Family is most defiantly more important than blogging!
The weekend of July 4th I dreaded my hair. I did it myself after months and months of research, YouTube videos and such. I can truly say… I LOVE MY DREADS!!! 
I am 48, now a grandmother to the mot amazing little man ever! So what do I do?? Dread my hair.
Midlife crisis? Crazy? Nope, I just roll a bit differently than the next person. And thats okay! No, thats great! I am really learning to jut love myself in a new, deep way. And it may sound a bit nuts, but these dreads are helping me find the real me.

What is it that you want to do? What’s holding you back? I know people at times look at me strange. It’s okay. I will still do me. I’m not hurting anyone. I am clean (p.s… you can and I do wash dreadlocks!) I do not smell. Well most days! lol After a day in the garden don’t stand too close, well…just sayin’
My point is, if what you want to do isn’t hurting yourself or others, do it! Life is far to short for regrets. In 100 years, who will care?? Honestly, who will care now? And those who do care/judge… do you really care what they think?
Do you want to do karaoke? And your voice sucks? Well have a glass of wine and go for it!  Have fun. Lie life! Enjoy and be free.

Make a goal to do something that you drag your feet on or fear. Fly on a plane, resolve a dispute with a friend, do that juice fast thats been on your mind… something to stretch you and grow you!

 

 

It’s the year 3025? How did I get here!

Has it really been over a year since I have blogged anything? Where on earth does time go??!
Life has been crazy. Kids growing, leaving the nest to begin their own journey. Work, house, etc etc etc!!

Anyone fell what I am saying? It is as if life is on auto pilot and we are just sitting passenger watching it all fly by!

I want to try this blogging thing again. I feel I have a lot to say, but just don’t take the time to sit and say it. I love talking, ask anyone. lol… so here, on the web is a great place to unload. To talk about passions, whats happening and just “stuff”.

I am going to try harder. To just be who I am and let it flow. You know, thats what we all need to do. Just breath, be ourselves and live. LIVE! Life is to short to regret. Life’s too precious to trade it for worry.

Refresh and hydrate… do your body good!

breakingmuscle.com_I am sitting here watch the rain water my garden and watching the garden just drink the freshness and take in the much needed hydration.

I talk often about water and the need for water. You come from he earth, you are 70% water. The earth you come from is 70% water. But what happens to my garden if it doesn’t rain? If I never water it? The soil becomes dry, cracked, hard. It will not grow new life. I can plant seeds all day but not one will sprout and grow without water. (And other things such as sun, but my focus is water, for now)

So, picture your insides. How well does a liver cleanse, or kidneys stay healthy without water? Can you picture these dries areas of “land” in your body crying out for hydration? Just like your garden, once dehydrated, dry and cracked, you can water it and the water just wanted to roll away. The “land” is parched and hard. So you might notice to have go to the bathroom a lot. That is normal, and a clear sign of just how dehydrated you are! Keep drinking, and you will (just like your garden) start absorbing that water.

You will think more clearly, you might notice things like headaches aren’t as often, or painful joints do not hurt. You most likely will have better digestion right through elimination!! Your skin will look more clear, and there will be things on the inside going on that you can not see. For example, cells are hydrated therefore healthier, and you are getting rid of toxins and your kidneys are thanking you!!

See my post the other day about ways to flavor up your water in healthy, natural ways!!

Things that count as water:
*green tea
*herbal teas
*fruit is high in water (watermelon being 90% water), so if you eat the right balance of fruit you can count that as some of your water intake!

Things that DO NOT count as water:
*Coffee
*Black teas
*Fruit juices you buy in stores
*Kombucha (although very healthy for you, you need to drink twice the water as kombucha due to its highly detoxing abilities)

Here’s to your health!!

Water, blueberries, strawberries…. OH MY!

I tell people a lot….  “Drink more water”!
First thing I usually hear is, “But I don’t like water.” Which I follow up with, “You have no choice. You are 70% water, your body NEEDS water.”

What if you can drink a healthy water, that you like? Something that isn’t processed to dead, dead or with added sugars?

We are about to embark on a 30 day, 100% raw cleanse. I am gathering recipes and idea. I was thinking about what we will be drinking, not that we really drink sodas, processed juices or artificially flavored waters. We do have teenagers, and they do have the occasional soda or bought juice. Not often, but every now and again. So what can I offer to them during these up coming 30 days that they will like?   

One, we make kombucha, ginger beer and water kefir. Which our teens do like. But I want to give them other choices, so I started thinking of flavored waters. Not only I believe that most of Americans are dehydrated, I also believe there is a long list of health side effects from this dehydration! It amazes me how many people complain of constant headaches or constipation. I am shocked that there are people on pain meds and arthritis meds and when I ask them if their doctor ever suggested they drink more water, the answer is no. They have not. I will ask people who complain of headaches, constipation, bones aching, memory fog, and such, “how much water do you drink?” Most times I get answers like, “Oh, not enough” or “Ew, I don’t like water” Well, there you have it, I wonder how different these people would feel if they would drink more water!0da12896d65cd61f275cff95f4a3523a

Here is a list of ideas. Fruits and herbs you can add to your water to flavor it, in a healthy, natural way. (Fresh is best, but you can use frozen) Always “bruise” the herbs when adding to release the oils and flavor.

  • Strawberries and Mint
  • Strawberries and Rosemary
  • Pineapple and Mint
  • Oranges and Lime
  • Lemon and Lime
  • Grapes
  • Blackberry and Sage
  • Raspberry and Lime
  • Blueberries and Ginger
  • Cucumber
    **Use your imagination!!  The sky and your garden are the limits!!

You can also make green tea and do the above. If you really need sweetener to your tea or waters, you can add stevia, raw honey or agave. I always recommend a diet without beet (GMO!) or cane sugar if possible. If you eat fresh fruits, your body will get all the sugar it needs for proper health!

Here’s to your health!

Chaga, Chaga Chaga… I think I can, I think I can!

Okay, cheesy title, but I couldn’t help myself.

I am a super foods junkie!

Super foods are called super foods for a reason. They are super packed and nutrient dense foods that will profit YOU!
Lately I have learned about this ugly mushroom that’s benefits are far from ugly!
Its called “Chaga”.
If you want to read up a bit more on Chaga, follow this link….

http://www.chagatea.org/chaga-tea-benefits/


But one example it gives is:
Antioxidant Comparison:
Chaga: 104
Acai: 165
Pomegranate: 105
Blueberries: 2

Here’s to your health!