Friday, June 25, 2010

Answers(?) from Health Canada

Hi Folks.

I just got off the phone with a guy named Wes at Health Canada. I explained that I had sent an email to Health Canada and never got an answer. The question was basically -how does a person who does not have a doctor be able to have access to this medicine? I also wanted to know exactly how many staff work on the MMAR applications. I am trying to get to the bottom of why there is a 3 month delay in processing applications. I figure the first start is to know how many people we have hired to to run the program. I know they only have about 5000 applications to go through ( according to the latest numbers out), when in actual fact there should be more than 200 times that number (over a million Canadians want access to Cannabis medicines). What is going to happen when the numbers increase? More delays? These are sick and dieing people who need their medicine NOW!!! If we are going to have a Cannabis Medicine system set up, why don't we do it properly. Yes, I am fully aware that our Prime Minister has some religious reasons for wanting to close down the program completely, but he has our pesky Constitiution and Charter of rights to deal with. With only 5000 (or so)applications from all over the entire country why should there be ANY delay. Heck, hire me, I will get through all the applications in a few weeks. I wonder if the Prime Minister has had a hand in this directly, because this smells rotten.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Drumming and Cannabis

There is something appealing to the raw side of our nature through drumming. Kids love to drum because they get to pound on something as hard as they can and their parents are not giving them heck for it. It is a great workout, you can get a good sweat worked up doing drumming. It is not only strength you need but stamina as well. And control. Drumming and cannabis go together in a very natural way. You are able to feel the music you are creating on a more subtle plane. You will hear and feel things in your drum or percussion instrument when you are in sync with the other players and it is also a great instrument to use as a solo. Not everyone can do a solo on a drum, but everyone can play a drum - solo. The healing comes when you are part of the group. Sound is power. It can be measured and it can be extremely powerful. Take a gander at the sound cannons they will be using at the G-8 and G-20 meetings. All that is is sound put out at extreme levels(damaging levels). A group of drummers will not get that loud but they can grow much stronger than an instrument meant to do damage. The group acting together is what makes the great music and the healing vibration. As a solo work, the drum is a great tool for doing a "moving meditation". drums have a very earthy nature to them. To some the drum music is a sexual stimulator. As a male drummer, I have seen both men and women dance to the drums. Every single time, the women dance much more suggestively than men. Cannabis is also said to act as an aphrodisiac on women and it helps relax men so that could help a bit to get "in the mood". The earthy nature of both compliment each other and re-inforce each other's effects.

I would like to hear what you have experienced.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Vape part 2

Howdy folks.

The vapourizer does work, but it does not work the way I need it too. It takes a larger amount for pain relief, but there is no harm to the lungs at all. It is like you are breathing air with just a hint of something more. It also takes longer for the vapours to get working than if i just load a bowl and spark up
The pain relief is much quicker when you light up. So, to sum this up I would say if you are going to go the vapourizer route, get the more expensive model and if you like the bags, great, go for them. The model I have has no fan and no bags, just a whip. As a side note, I would prefer to eat my medicine, but my doctor has not said if she would increase my dosage. My card is up for renewal in a few months, so now is the time to get on the paperwork and passport photos. Everyone wish me luck.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Vapour trails...

Howdy folks.

I am reviewing a cheap vapourizer I bought on ebay. First off if you have read my other entries, you will know by now that I am a pipe man. Having said that, You can read my comments with a grain of extra salt knowing where I am coming from. I have gone to that Vapour place on Yonge St. in Toronto. They have the nice but expensive volcano models and other pipes and bongs to try out. Nice place. Friendly people. After my good experience with the expensive models, I wondered if it would still hold it's appeal if it does not have all the bells and whistles. It is not fair to judge it right now on how it delivers the medicine, since I smoked from a pipe earlier on so I would have a sullied sample. It does seem to work. I will have to experiment to see how best to use it. I will also be keeping track of how much it uses to kill my pain. It may end up taking more cannabis to do the job, like when a person eats it,(often between 3-5 times the amount) but not as high as eaten. It may end up using less. I will not know for a couple of weeks or so.

So far on the cheap model (under $100) I have set it for different temps but since I do not have a precise instrument to see if the heating is according to what the digital display says, I can not vouch for the accuracy. I think this is a creeper(the effects are delayed) because I am having a hard time concentrating while writing this.

On that note I will have to continue this as a part 2...

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Let me be blunt...

Since this is a full service blog on all things cannabis, I would like to talk about blunts. To those out there that do not know what a blunt is, it is a rolling medium made from the same thing cigars are rolled in. When you smoke it, you get a tobacco flavour and I think a little bit of nicotine, which is not a bad combination. I would not to smoke them all the time like Snoop does, but once in a while at a gathering, it is ok. I am a pipe man, due to the fact that if I am running low on medicine, I just use a smaller bowl and try to stretch what I have. I also like creating pipes. I carve chillums (straight pipes) and regular pipes out of wood on my property, mostly pear wood. Back to the topic. A person can walk down the street smoking a blunt without most people knowing what is smoked is illegal. It smells like a mini-cigar. Certain government officials want to ban blunts like they do wanting to ban bongs and other tools of the trade. If they did, the amount of cigars being bought just to be torn up , will go through the roof.

Will they never learn?