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Sunday, August 31, 2014

502 Washington Licenses, Florida Fishing Licenses

I was just talking with Don Skakie about how 502 does not have varying levels of growing licenses. This is part of the reason why they are having lines of customers wrapped around Cannabis City in Seattle being told that there is no way they are going to be able to get their cannabis. The store was open for 2 hours and they were sold out.

I told Don that it is crazy because with fishing licenses you can pay 10 bucks and catch a couple fish. I imagine a corporation that is scooping up huge amounts of fish has a different license. I thought people growing small amounts of marijuana should be able to get a similar affordable license, that is different from the license required of someone who wants to grow huge amounts.

Don said that he heard folks with food stamp cards do not need to get a fishing license. They can just use their ID and EBT card and they can fish.

I wanted to make sure this was true so I did some research that it is true, but it seems only in Florida.

Here is some of the stuff I found thanks to Google, which took me to answers.yahoo.com

No fishing license required if:
  • You are a resident who is saltwater fishing from land or a structure fixed to land who has been determined eligible for the food stamp, temporary cash assistance, or Medicaid Program by the Department of Children and Families External Website(DCF). Proof of identification and a benefit issuance or program identification card issued by DCF or the Agency for Health Care Administration External Website must be on your person when fishing. A license is required when fishing from a vessel or when swimming or diving. 


I thought this would be better than what we currently have for small cannabis homegrows. It would be better than 502 if we could pay $10 for the right to have a small homegrow for a year or something. And people who need foodstamps wouldn't even have to pay $10, they could just grow. 

Of course an even better approach would be for Real Legalization's Petition I-648 to get enough signatures and enough yes votes so anyone 21 or older could grow 15 plants with no tax, fee, license, registry or permit. 

If you know anyone who cares about small cannabis homegrow in Washington state have them look at reallegalization.org and have them send an email to info@reallegalization.org

Remember if you're not one of the lucky few who paid $1,000 to be entered into a marijuana growing license lottery and won, and you get caught growing one marijuana plant in your home you will be sleeping with the fishes. 


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Aaron Kram Safer Arizona

Safer Arizona lost a volunteer recently.
Aaron Kram had helped Safer Arizona on a number of occasions, spreading the safer message wearing shirts, holding banners and helping to legalize cannabis in Arizona by collecting signatures on petitions.

Here is a message from Franklin Orvis of Safer Arizona:

HIS STORY; he was one of the top motorcross riders in the state, a couple of years back he got into a riding accident on his dirt bike - breaking his leg real bad! Doctors repaired much of the damage from the incident but prescribed him with painkillers. He became addicted to pills which is the reason he is not here today. Aaron may you rest in peace

 Safer Arizona is remembering Aaron Kram with a photo on their Facebook page and discussing some of the times friends volunteered for activism together in the Safer Arizona Facebook group.








Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dave Wisniewski Spreading the Safer Message in Arizona

Dave Wisniewski has been a cannabis activist for a long time. He is also a military veteran.
He came back after years of working for the military and started spending a lot of his time spreading the truth about cannabis and raising awareness of the injustice of prohibition.

Here you can see an album with several photos of Dave and his friends working to get it legal around Arizona and teach people that marijuana is safer than alcohol using t-shirts, signs, and banners.

Dave is not alone in Arizona spreading the Safer Message, he is working with friends.
Jimmy Anderson and Priscilla Nefftys



Keep up the great work Dave! :)




Wednesday, August 27, 2014

They Carry The News That Must Get Through, they ask no quarter

I was just looking at this Led Zeppelin cover by Tool.
A Remake of the song "No Quarter" by Led Zeppelin.
The lyrics reminded me of folks who wear safer shirts.
People who wear safer shirts are true heroes.
Hopefully if enough people volunteer to spread the truth we can build a dream for me and you. A Dream World where adults are left alone to garden safer herbs if they please.

Lyrics from AZ Lyricshttp://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/ledzeppelin/noquarter.html

They choose the path where no-one goes. 

They carry news that must get through, To build a dream for me and you





Standing for Truth at the store and online

A safer guy took a pic of himself wearing one of his +Safer Shirts at the store. He uploaded it to Facebook and a lot of people were happy to see it.

One person had an interesting comment that is clearly not true:

"Marilyn Berman Not so sure anymore. Theses days it causes psychosis and can bring on schitzophrenia . It's no joke , a different animal and ruining young peoples lives. I don't think it should be glorified !"

You can see the whole conversation by clicking on the photo here: 

 



Feel free to participate in this public conversation taking place under this public post on Facebook.

Spread the word wherever it can be heard, in person and online!

Spread the safer message, read the book, make a stencil, make a shirt.

Keep the movement going! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!









Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Musician at a bar

A guy talking to me at Seattle Hempfest about his safer shirt told me that he does what he can to spread the message. He wears the shirt at any gig that will let him, and he consumes cannabis too.

One venue owner came up with a rule that any musician who smells like they smoked cannabis recently will not be allowed to play there. 

The safer musician did not like this at all. Almost every member of the band went to smoke, and came back smelling like it. 

The venue owner told one of his workers to tell one particularly smokey band mate that he would have to leave. When this band mate left, the safer musician couldn't stop himself. 

He walked out of there too. They worked with other venues in the area and have increased attendance at other bars that actually tolerate smokey musicians. 

Another great story from another great safer shirt wearing person. 

I wish I could do a better job of writing them out, luckily Blogspot posts can be edited, so later when I evolve into a good writer and can come back and make changes. 


The Casino

I had a guy come up to me at Seattle Hempfest and tell me that he tried to wear his safer shirt to the casino.

The casino security talked to him and told him he would need to leave, change his shirt, wear a courtesy shirt from the casino to cover it up, or wear his shirt inside out.

The reason they asked him not to wear his "marijuana is safer than alcohol" t-shirt in the casino was because some of the customers "find it offensive".

The guy who was asked to cover his safer shirt was not happy. He told me that he started telling the security guard off. He told the security guard that he is a patient, how it helps him, how marijuana actually is safer, how people get arrested for marijuana charges and die while in jail due to inadequate care.

I was so happy to hear this story from a person who received a safer shirt.

This is what it is all about. Confronting misconceptions head on. These misconceptions shape public policy, and public policy that punishes cannabis consumers is wrong.