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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Alaskan group offers reward for proof regarding anti-pot claims

A pro-legalization group in Alaska is challenging anti-pot groups to prove that alcohol is less dangerous than marijuana.

Many of the people reading this blog already understand that marijuana is safer than alcohol, but sometimes it helps to get creative when approaching people who refuse to agree with the notion that marijuana is safer, and should therefore be legal-er.

Here is a quote from Tim Hinterberger in the article:

"Yet the fact is marijuana is far less harmful than alcohol to the consumer and to society"

Read the full article here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Eric Holder was Safer in College

In an interview by The Huffington Post Eric Holder admitted to "youthful experimentation" with marijuana.

Well if he did experiments with marijuana and alcohol, he probably could tell that marijuana was safer than alcohol.

He also said "Well, I'll tell you, as a former judge, I had to put in jail substantial numbers of young people for possessory drug offenses, and it was not from the perspective I had as a judge necessarily a good use of law enforcement resources,"

Marijuana is safer than jailing young people and saddling them with a record that makes them unemployable.

I'm glad Holder is thinking about cannabis prohibition and its effect on people. Hopefully we the people can continue moving forward, educating our neighbors and changing minds. If we change enough minds, and convince enough people that marijuana should be at least as legal as alcohol (it should probably be even more legal) then we can get elected officials who are supposed to represent us to consider the effect their opinion could have on future voting results.

Read the Full Huffington Post articles here:
Even The Nations Top Law Enforcement Official Has Smoked Pot
and
Eric Holder 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Marijuana Legalization In Washington And Colorado


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Safer Puncture


You may have seen recent articles indicating that acupuncture works by stimulating the bodies ability to generate it's own cannabis (endocannabinoids).

Here is a bit from PubMed:

"These findings suggest that electroacupuncture (EA) potentiates the local release of endogenous anandamide (cannabis made inside the human body) from inflamed tissues. Activation of peripheral CB2 (cannabinoid) receptors contributes to the analgesic effect of EA on inflammatory pain."


I thought this was very interesting. I saw some people talking about it in a Facebook group.
One person pointed to the new research and asked

"This has some intriguing implications. I wonder if anyone has ever used acupuncture in conjunction with cannabis as a targeted cancer treatment?"

Some people commented under that question

Person 1:
"I was doing this with my therapist ingesting bud in an oil extracted cannabis concentrate.. Plus I was using the oil topically during out sessions with 1.5 inch needle in my hip. Massage therapy and acupuncture go hand in hand!!!with cannabis"

Person 2:
"I used *highly* cannabinoid activated acupuncture sessions and achieved highly significant recovery from HIV-med fried nerves, even straightened my toes, curled by a neurological condition since birth - at the age of 49!"

Person 2 again:
"Thanks to the acupuncturist - an MS patient himself and also cannabis patient ... he used me in doctoral thesis, he treated me, I treated him."

My thoughts:
This is awesome to me, I'm glad people are able to study cannabis considering how many government barriers often stand in the way. This acupuncture study adds more evidence to prove that our body produces its own cannabis, and when we supplement our body's own cannabis-producing system, whether with electroacupuncture, or by consuming plant compounds that match our endocannabinoids, pain can be reduced and our body can repair itself.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Medical Assistant at an Emergency Room

I was looking at Facebook recently when I saw someone posted in one of the pro-cannabis groups regarding the marijuana is safer than alcohol message.

I will put what he said here:
To me, it is crazy that this argument (mj vs. alcohol) even comes up. From my years of working as a medical assistant in a true class A emergency room, I have found that alcohol is by far the most dangerous drug you can put in your body. I got to compare it against everything, like Quaaludes and heroin, etc... pot anything did not even qualify one to even get into the ER.

I've heard this from some other medical professionals too. When I was standing at a rally in Tacoma holding my giant "marijuana is safer than alcohol" sign a nurse walked up to me and said pretty much the same thing. 


You can see the video here: 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

On a roll

Luckily I have friends who help me in my goal to get a safer shirt to every person who is willing to wear one. One way to make sure all who are willing to wear a safer shirt get one is to get stencils to any person who is willing to paint on a thrift store shirt.
I make stencils in a couple of different ways.
One way is to print on eight and a half by 11 paper, then laminate that, then cut the letters out leaving bridges.
Another way is to have my friend Doc O'Zee run a roll of stencil material through is plotter printer with a razor cutter tip.
After the razor plotter has cut the stencil you can see the letters are ready to go, but there is one more step, where pieces of letters are peeled away from the stencil backing, revealing much more of what the stencil will actually look like. Doc has coined the process of removing pieces of letters "weeding".
The final is when the recipient of the stencil peels the stencil off of the non-stick backing, and sticks the sticky stencil on the thrift store shirt.
Thank you to every person willing to wear a shirt, thank you to every person willing to stencil a shirt, and thank you to every person willing to help me make stencils.
Special thanks to my friend Doc O'Zee and his razor plotter cutter, jokingly named "robot stencil slave".
The "Stencil Request" button can be seen at the top of the page you're looking at right now, right here, at
Roll of stencil material
"weeded" stencils


















Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Safer Cat (Leaf Stencil)

I recently cut a leaf stencil.
 I thought it would be cool if I put it on my cat and took a picture.
 Here it is.

 
  I will be putting this stencil on shirts, and putting the words
"marijuana is safer than alcohol" over the top soon.
I paint the leaf, let it dry, then paint the words.

Tell your friends about safershirts.org

Thank you.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Safer Ken Flash

My friend Ken Flash Connell has agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds from each item sold to +Safer Shirts.

These donations will be used to make t-shirts that say "marijuana is safer than alcohol" which will be given away for free. Thank you Ken Flash! :)

Available for $16 on a black tee (S-XL), or for $35 on a black pullover hoodie (S-XL). Prices are postage paid in the U.S. message me for details on larger sizes or specialty garments. my PayPal address is
flashpoverty@net-venture.com if you want to order!