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    Does marijuana help you?

    Life is yours to take.


    The who, the what, the where and the when. I'll throw some how and theoretical why in as well.
    I am another you. that would be the who. just another subjective experiential kaleidoscopic sliver of the divine. (I say 'just' like its no big deal.. it IS the big deal). In creation and intent, I am a perfectly free presence surrounded by the endless miracles of creation.
    Lucky me, I get to experience his majesty first hand. that's life, and the 'who' in a nutshell. more specific is just semantics. I am the divine, surrounded by the divine. as are you. Act like it.
    Lets say that covered the 'what' as well.
    The where and the when? I am here, now. the only place and time I can ever be. I am fully submersed in my subjective now, and am free to experience and explore, uninterrupted, in any way I please, as I am causing no harm to the rest of creation.
    If one destroys creation, that is where the conflict arises. If one impedes the free expression and potential well being of another, consciously, that is Devilish action.

    Uh oh big governments of the world, this doesn't look good for you. thank god, we are nearing the end of that scene.
    So, I am energy, temporarily gifted with the pleasure of piloting this beautiful human vehicle, in which I peruse, experience, and play in the mind of god. what a great and magical gift. It is mine to do with as I please.
    I choose to live peacefully. I choose to follow my own inner guidance, and to do what brings me sustainable joy. to do what brings others joy, and to share in the bounty of this glorious experience. I do not impede your ability to do so, and don't expect mine to be.
    Big governments and 'leaders' of the world don't want us to see things this way, but this is the true nature of reality. I am free to do as I love. Scarcity is a false notion, abundance is all around.
    No one can tell me "hey, you can not... such and such... I say so!" well, who are you? Really? just another me, living up to the dogma of an archaic line of thought.
    I, we, see through this now. Thankful for the lesson, but we love each other, we are each other, and are over the competitive capitalistic greedy drama.

    Lets go compassionate cooperative.
    I did a report in college about hemp becoming illegal, which also tied into marijuana's illegality.
    William Randolph Hearst. He owned basically all of the major media of the time, the newspapers, as well as the paper mills and deforestation industry that fed them.
    Here comes hemp. Hemp is a vastly superior resource for paper production, and threatens to severely impact his business.
    'No big deal' he says, 'I own the media and can make people believe as I so choose.'
    So he begins the slander of Hemp, the cannabis sativa plant, and so, REEFER MADNESS is born.
    I have benefited from the pleasure of the herbal medicine which is cannabis for going on 7 years now. If I do not have it, I do not panic or get sick. I just go about my life and continue to be thankful and happy. If I do have it, I am blessed, and I enjoy the sensi herb. it is a gift, not a terror.
    In this time, I have overcome migraine issues, as well as chronic pain from a motorcycle accident, and different immunity issues from chemical exposure, as well as issues of anxiety and depression.
    Cannabis was a big help to these ailments, and helped me to question my way of living. It helped get me on the path of experimenting with dietary changes, and ultimately pursuing a high raw fresh organic vegan diet.
    This, comboed with excercise, yoga, and an attitude of gratitude, continue to lift my well being to entirely new levels. this also brings my ability to share with others what I have learned, through direct experience, to new levels.
    When Occupy Wallstreet started, I dedicated large amounts of my energy to this cry for social justice. In cleveland, I was arrested with 10 others for peacefully sitting in a public park. The 'Free Speech' quadrant of this park none the less.
    I realized, for my self, that I needed to take it back home.
    I was beginning my organic yardening venture the summers of 2010 and 2011, and took pause in october of 2011 to support occupy. To me, at that point, it was a dream come true that something like occupy was finally happening in America. I dove in, and put much of my life to the side.


    In spring of 2013, I returned to the soil. I expanded my gardens, and my ability to learn and grow. I initiated and helped to organize the first farmers market my town has seen, which was free to local vendors this past year.
    I spent time living in a small town that came to be known as 'Riverdale' the summer of 2012, in defense of a community that was being torn from their homes, so that a water withdrawal site could be established to further feed the fracking industry.
    Here we established bonds with the community members, made healthy meals, planted gardens, and functioned largely as a loving, tight nit family, put in extreme circumstance.
    With these people who we had just met.
    I remember this. a man who drove truck for the industry, and who also was a member of this community, with his wife and kids, said he HATED it when we showed up. He had the stereotypical view that media pushed on him, that these 'activist' types were all bad. He told me that he had told his daughters not to associate with us. Period.
    That attitude faded quickly, and soon you wouldn't be able to tell that just days prior we were complete strangers. He said he went from hating that we had showed up, to loving that we were there. Even in this dire situation, smiles and good faith were abound. Even when ultimately, the oil execs got their way.

    Now a days, I work on being the livingest example of 'the change I want to see in the world' as I can be. Increasingly so as I learn and understand.
    I practice healthy lifestyle, I eat as much raw organic foods as I am blessed, I am active in the community, I work, I play, I do yoga, I have fun, I love.
    I do all this, while also enjoying cannabis, as I please. it is not for everyone, but whether it is for me or not, is my choice, and my choice only.
    I tread lightly on this planet, and refuse to tread on others to get ahead.
    I dream of the garden of Eden. Of Heaven on Earth.
    Abundance and riches for all who deserve them, God being the judge.
    Heaven is not a place I go. Heaven is a place I, and we, Create.
    Here and Now.
    I gift you an open mind and a free being. all I ask, is allow me the same respect.



    Oh, P.S.: the Why! the why we have cultivated this negative view of a plant from the earth, but a positive one towards chemical cocktail pharmaceuticals and the like, is Greed and Control! a total LACK of truth and freedom. A total overflow of lies and manipulation, from those who have the tools to spread such nonsense seemingly in the name of greed and power over others!


    Oh, and I forgot to include some more of how choosing to add cannabis into my lifestyle has effected it.
    It has caused me anxiety, in that I have had to worry about getting in trouble for enjoying it. It has indirectly caused me depression, because to celebrate the gift that is cannabis, I felt I had to hide, that I had to keep a part of me buried and secret because it was somehow unacceptable. Well, no. that I felt like this, is what is unacceptable. I now have my confidence in knowing I am walking the right path. I will stand up for who and what I am, with love.


    May the force be with you, and fight the good fight, if you so choose

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