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Ganja Butter Stick: Are you ready to make your own 'Ganja Butter'?

Are U ready to make 'Ganja Butter'?

Will the #RecMj cannabis dispensaries scheduled to 'pop' up in and around the Great State of Arizona in #2017 be able to market their 'Ganja Butter' creations to their physician 'referred', medicinal marijuana, Az Dept of Health & Human Services card-carrying, state approved patients?

( And, with #RecMj...ANY adult age 21 or over ! )

Who has the latest scoop?

For the answer, help support and follow the Medical Marijuana Initiative on Twitter @cannabuds

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Total Arrests For Drug Offenses In United States

Total Arrests for Drug Offence in United States


Total Arrests For Drug Offenses In United States


From the Washington Post…Op Ed Comment by Robert Hempaz, PhD Trichometry™ via Trichometry™ Labs LLC

RE: Maryland Votes Yes! “

The turnaround occurred after rumblings were heard in the direction of the White House that proved Holder and Obama are considering a radical reworking of Richard Nixon’s CSA of 1970 to refocus the #DEA upon greater risks to life than Cannabis dabbing.

"We are approaching Appomattox people, but we are not there just yet!”~ General U.S. Grant

It’s time to stop the 4:1 incarceration of our 12% black population by rescheduling Cannabis from Sch 1 to Sch 4 (or, below).

Good show, Maryland! Home to one of our nation’s two major historic Catholic capitols.

Believe that! Wow! The conservatives are voting FOR Cannabis legislation now. Unbelievable!”

Source: Drug Policy

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Marker Assisted Breeding In Cannabis

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Marker Assisted Breeding In Cannabis


Marker Assisted Breeding, or (MAB) is a pioneering development whereby seed vendors attempt to isolate genes or combinations of genes that switch on and off epigenetically in concert with environmental factors to express certain desirable traits in Cannabis sativa L. and her accessions without the need to shotgun the nucleus of the seed with foreign genes extracted from the laboratory.

No introduction of foreign genes, no Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).

Hence, the recent purchase by Monsanto of several promising seed companies to hedge their corporate bets against their existing portfolio of massively introduced GMO products that currently pollinate the wild of our continents in unfettered abandonment.

One of those seed companies is a specialist breeder in Cannabis sativa L.

Going toe-to-toe with GV Pharmaceuticals of Great Britain in the race to develop novel ways to increase our nation’s supply of beneficial cannabinoids and other terpenes such as CBD, THC - V, CBN, limonene, myrcene, and pinene lands Monsanto squarely at odds with the patient cannabis breeder of yesteryear.

Patience is NOT a virtue when developing traits to incorporate into future plants for the #MedMj and #RecMj marketplaces.

As a proprietary seed vendor, you want the benefit of those traits to be planted today, and you want the revenue streams from the sale of those seeds NOW!

However, conventionally breeding and weeding out of undesirable characteristics within Cannabis sativa L. while at the same time retaining characteristics that are currently considered to be ‘desirable’ may take many generations of accessions (and, corresponding years) to isolate that one pure-bred strain that you all are looking for.

Plus, keeping an alternative pathway open during the development of your ‘uber’ strain allows hybrid vigor to be reintroduced into the line via back-crossing when required.

All the while seeds from each generation must be captured and stored in a sort of non-virtual Git Hub that can then be reselected when mother plants by nature start to die and cut less vigorous clones than when initially germinated and allowed to grow to a mature size.

Today, MAB allows the lab technician to simply sample DNA from one of the early leaves of the plant to determine the alignment of genetic markers that signal the desirable and once thought to be ‘undesirable’ traits of any plant.

For millennia, local cannabis breeders have been pushing the plant to create ever increasing amounts of THC - A, the precursor to a smoked THC molecule.

But, today, with medicinal emphasis placed squarely back upon the non-psychoactive cannabinoids and other terpenes present within the natural plant, MAB analysis and manipulation have accelerated our quest for plants that produce inverse ratios not unlike the hemp accessions that are co-dominate for CBD.

The hunt for THC - V rich plants such as may be found within the ‘Jack Herer’ strain and CBN ‘lite’ plants such as Arjan and Franco’s award winning ‘Super Lemon Haze’ from the Greenhouse Seed Company NL may also turn up varietals rich in the primary aromatic terpenes (limonene, myrcene, and pinene), as well.

The time to identify ideal candidates to breed forward that lock-down the traits that you wish the plant to express (or, conversely NOT express) is accelerated using MAB methods.

How accelerated?

Try 160,000 genetic markers in a couple of days of lab analysis today versus yesteryear’s 10 to 20 discoverable genetic markers in a couple of years of 24/7 pounding!

Now, you begin to see the reason Monsanto is so eager to dip their grubby corporate paws into the Cannabis sativa L. line of the Cannabacaea family of plants that includes the Humulus lupus varietal commonly known as ‘hops’ that traditionally has given the beer market a product of high aromatic quality.

Isolate the traits, patent the breed, market the brand, and presto!

You’ve got operating leverage that can be milk’d for a century (or, at least until you sell the patent a few years before expiration).

In the interim, sales explode and you become a rich man, or a rich woman.

Take your pick!

Either way, get planting!

"He who sows n tills the ground w care & diligence in one season acquires a greater stock of religious merit, than he who sits n repeats 100,000 prayers per day!" ~ Lao Beiji Shong (old northern bear)

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Tax alcohol - Like Cannabis

Tax alcohol - Like Cannabis


Tax alcohol - Like cannabis


Ode to Georgia!

Glenda, the good witch speaks:

"Come out, come out, wherever you are…
And, meet the young lady who fell from a star.”

"She fell from the sky, she fell very far!
And, Canada she says is the name of the star.”

"Canada she says is the name of the star!"

"She brings you good news, she paints you wild toons…
When she fell out of Canada, a miracle occurred!”

Georgia (not a witch at all) replies:

"It really was no miracle…
What happened was just this!”

"The wind began to switch, the house to pitch…
And, suddenly the hinges started to un-hitch!”

"Just then…the witch!…To satisfy an itch…
Went flying on her broomstick, thumbing for a hitch!”

"And, Oh! What happened then was rich!"

"The house began to pitch, the kitchen took a sliptch…
It landed on the wicked witch in the middle of a ditch!

"Which…was not a healthy situation for the wicked witch!"

(One more time)

"The house began to pitch, the kitchen took a sliptch…
It landed on the wicked witch in the middle of a ditch!”

"Which…was not a healthy situation for the wicked witch!"

"Who then began to twitch, and was reduced to just a stitch

Of what was once the Wicked Witch!…of Cannabis Prohibition.”

Like Cannabis - Tax Alcohol.

The End

"He who sows n tills the ground w care & diligence in one season acquires a greater stock of religious merit, than he who sits n repeats 100,000 prayers per day!" ~ Lao Beiji Shong (old northern bear)

Source: Georgia Peshel, Proprietor | Earthling comic artist extraordinaire and #MedMj advocate | GeorgiaToons dot com | C=> GeorgiaToons dot com.

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The Big Pharma De-carb-ox-y-la-tion of THCA and CBDA

Identification of candidate genes affecting D9-tetrahydrocannabinol biosynthesis in Cannabis sativa L. by Marks et al

Originally post’d by: Robert Hempaz, PhD Trichometry™; Photo courtesy of Oxford Journals; Annotations by the Medical Marijuana Initiative of North America- International


GW Pharma of Salisbury, England is now applying for an invention patent in the United States for a sub-critical process that will allow #BigPharma the ability to extract with royalty high usable amounts of THC and CBD from chopped particulate cannabis plant materials of sizes between 1 and 2 mm (millimeters, or one-thousandth of a meter).

The patent, if approved, will allow GW Pharma the exclusive right to process common cannabis plant material in an effort to avoid the thermal degradations of beneficial cannabinoids that occur naturally ie.) THC into CBN.

The bottom line for cannabis farmers?

For max decarboxylation of CBDA prior to the distillation process try 120 deg C for (1) hour at sea level pressure.

And, for max decarboxylation of THCA with minimal CBN formation prior to the distillation process try 120 deg C for (1) hour, as well, at sea level pressure.

Using Google’s ‘celsius to fahrenheit’ online calculator 120 deg C for (1) hour equates to 248 deg F for (1) hour at sea level pressure.

Distillation. Over 400 compounds have been identified in the cannabis plant including over 60 phytocannabinoids of which two are co-dominant in their acidic forms, CBDA and THCA.

The ultimate active products, THC and CBD share the same original bio-manufacturing substrate or platform in canna bi-gerolic acid aka CBGA upon which their corresponding synthases are formed.

The two ‘kick-ass’ phytocannabinoids are derived respectively from tetra-hydro-cannabinolic-acid or THCA itself derived from tetra-hydro-cannabinolic-acid-synthase, or THCAS and likewise CBD is derived in various percentages dependent upon the particular phenotype of cannabis grown from cannabidiolic-acid-synthase, or CBDAS into cannabidiolic acid or CBDA.

To achieve a mixture of 50% THC and 50% CBD at a balanced ratio of 1:1, purification standards must be achieved.

Hence, the development of an attempted patentable process by GW Pharma.

At an approximate cost of $20,000 USD per patient, however, per year… How many doses of Big Pharma’s 50/50 liquid spray of cannabis mix sold as Sativex does GW Pharmaceuticals have to sell in order to breakeven over their investment in such an altruistic endeavor?

Henry Ford was right.

Consumers of his Ford vehicles could distill their own alcohol for fuel from their own backyards if they grew and harvested plots of cannabis plants for seed oil.

Cannabis tinctures were also at the time quite legal, quite potent, and quite deliverable.

Why should we pay $20,000 USD per year in 2014 for the same bottle of elixir that was taken from us in 1937 ?

Sure, the balanced ratio of 1:1 THC to CBD can be achieved on a grand scale.

But, why give Big Pharma a patent on a process that has existed for millennia, or at least until 1822 when supercritical fluid extraction was first quantified as a viable method for our modern pharmacopeia?

Unless, of course, you wish to squeeze the distributed customer base of their hard-earned dollars for the uptick in operating leverage that can be achieved over such a grand scale-up as this!

Source: Extraction of pharmaceutically active components from plant materials. See US Patent Number: 734-4736.

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The Dawn of Molecular Breeding in Cannabis sativa L.

Field of Hops


Per McAdams, et al (2013), the genes responsible for significant effects on variation in the secondary metabolites of plants from the Cannabacaea family are likely to be located very close together on their respective genomes.

Two methods, Marker Assisted Selection (MAS) and Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) analysis are leading researchers of the Humulus lupulus or hops plant, a cousin to Cannabis sativa L. forward to new combinations of old therapeutic pathways that can be designed to increase the probability of femaleness, thus ensuring an increased yield of potent flowers, and by extension, the efficacy of the specific external dabbing requirements of the medicinal patient versus the recreational end-user.

Interestingly, the DEA of the United States has determined independently that hops and hops oil (cousins to the beloved potted plant known as Cannabis sativa L. aka ‘Mother Dab’) are GRAS!

(Generally Recognized As Safe).

The reader must therefore help identify the molecular markers within the Cannabis genome that are housed within pairs of 9 offsetting autosomal chromosomes plus a set of sex chromosomes, double-x or ‘XX’ for the female and ‘XY’ for the male that are responsible for determining the sex of the plant via a predictable common X:A ratio.

Deciphering which outcomes are most closely associated with certain trait variations leads the patient Cannabis breeder to a greater understanding of the historical structural change within the genetic architecture underlying the means and ways of variation among all phenotypic traits within Cannabis sativa L.

Therefore, an exercise that deciphers the products of the determinants of the ontogeny of the plant is essential to increasing the flower number or yield of known female Cannabis plants, and the subsequent resultant production of the primary trichome glands of the plants that are embedded in and around the flower cone or calyx (sepals and petals) of each plant.

Environmentally, the yield of each plant can be influenced epigenetically by external factors such as water supply (an acre of hemp in the field typically requires upwards of 20 inches of water per growing cycle), nutrient availability, nutrient uptake, length of day or photoperiod, irradiance and the plant’s ability to efficiently convert photons of light as energy sources during the process of photosynthesis thus fueling its growth, temperature, breeding practices, and the infestation of the plant by pests and diseases (among other factors).

Predictively determining early on, even at the seedling stage, which factors such as sex will lead to a more certainty of subject and sibling yield is the goal of molecular breeding and the dream of every Cannabis breeder.

Setting up the plant genetically to maximize yield, and then massaging the plant environmentally to ensure production of those superior traits is the domain of the successful Cannabis farmer.

"He who sows n tills the ground w care & diligence in one season acquires a greater stock of religious merit, than he who sits n repeats 100,000 prayers per day!" ~ Lao Beiji Shong (old northern bear)

Source: NCBI/BMC Genomics (Issue 14: 360)

McAdam, et al, E. (2013). Quantitative trait loci in hop (Humulus lupulus L.) reveal complex genetic architecture underlying variation in sex, yield and cone chemistry. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-360

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Through Pan’s Labyrinth, 2001 - 2010

Sanskrit Labyrinth

Through Pan’s Labyrinth


Originally post’d by: Robert Hempaz, PhD Trichometry™; Colorized Replica of An Ancient Sanskrit Labyrinth courtesy of the Crystal Links dot com; Annotations by the Medical Marijuana Initiative of North America- International


Oh! To be alive from 2001 through 2010 and to make it through the labyrinth of Cannabis prohibition (aka “Pan’s Labyrinth”).

Vital #MedMj statistics for the 10 year period Jan 1, 2001 through Dec 31st, 2010

  • 1 arrest every 37 seconds
  • $36 billion USD spent to enforce compliance with outdated #MedMj laws (fail)
  • Blacks 35% v Whites 35% all like to use #MedMj
  • But, Blacks 4:1 Whites get caught and jailed four times as much!

How can this be so in the ‘Land of the Free’…?

Source: ACLU Report Dtd June 2013


P.S. Click on the following slide presentation courtesy of the Pew Research Center of Washington, DC for a look at the ‘Changing Attitudes’ of American voters on the issue of #MedMj reform.

Republicans Remain Less Supportive of Legalizing Marijuana

Enjoy the new provisions of Arizona Constitutional Amendment XXXI (31) and please Vote YES on November 4, 2014 for Amendment XXXI (31).

If you wish to help capture the required signatures from bona fide registered voters living in any or all of the (15) counties in the Great State of Arizona, simply click the above photo of the Sanskrit Labyrinth to be hyperlink’d to our Volunteer Sign-Up Page at Safer Arizona dot com.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

"He who sows n tills the ground w care & diligence in one season acquires a greater stock of religious merit, than he who sits n repeats 100,000 prayers per day!" ~ Lao Beiji Shong (old northern bear)

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Express Your Freedom | Sign Arizona&#8217;s New Amendment XXXI (31) #MedMj Petition Today!

Originally post&#8217;d by: Robert Hempaz, PhD Trichometry™; Albert Einstein Photo courtesy of the Wikipedia and Ferdinand Schmutzer; Annotations by the Medical Marijuana Initiative of North America- International



"Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression. In order that every man present his views without penalty there must be a spirit of tolerance in the entire population."~ Albert Einstein, circa 1921

Source: The Quotations Page #28917


P.S. Click on the following slide presentation courtesy of the Pew Research Center of Washington, DC for a look at the &#8216;Changing Attitudes&#8217; of American voters on the issue of #MedMj reform.


Enjoy the new provisions of Arizona Constitutional Amendment XXXI (31) and please Vote YES on November 4, 2014 for Amendment XXXI (31).
If you wish to help capture the required signatures from bona fide registered voters living in any or all of the (15) counties in the Great State of Arizona, simply click the above photo of Albert Einstein to be hyperlink&#8217;d to our Volunteer Sign-Up Page at Safer Arizona dot com.
Thank you in advance for your participation.


"He who sows n tills the ground w care &amp; diligence in one season acquires a greater stock of religious merit, than he who sits n repeats 100,000 prayers per day!" ~ Lao Beiji Shong (old northern bear)


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Express Your Freedom | Sign Arizona’s New Amendment XXXI (31) #MedMj Petition Today!


Originally post’d by: Robert Hempaz, PhD Trichometry™; Albert Einstein Photo courtesy of the Wikipedia and Ferdinand Schmutzer; Annotations by the Medical Marijuana Initiative of North America- International


"Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression. In order that every man present his views without penalty there must be a spirit of tolerance in the entire population."~ Albert Einstein, circa 1921

Source: The Quotations Page #28917


P.S. Click on the following slide presentation courtesy of the Pew Research Center of Washington, DC for a look at the ‘Changing Attitudes’ of American voters on the issue of #MedMj reform.

Republicans Remain Less Supportive of Legalizing Marijuana

Enjoy the new provisions of Arizona Constitutional Amendment XXXI (31) and please Vote YES on November 4, 2014 for Amendment XXXI (31).

If you wish to help capture the required signatures from bona fide registered voters living in any or all of the (15) counties in the Great State of Arizona, simply click the above photo of Albert Einstein to be hyperlink’d to our Volunteer Sign-Up Page at Safer Arizona dot com.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

"He who sows n tills the ground w care & diligence in one season acquires a greater stock of religious merit, than he who sits n repeats 100,000 prayers per day!" ~ Lao Beiji Shong (old northern bear)

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Bitter Medicine | 15,000 People a Year Can&#8217;t Be Wrong | Can They Be?

Originally post&#8217;d by: Robert Hempaz, PhD Trichometry™; Scottsdale Stadium Photo courtesy of the City of Scottsdale; Annotations by the Medical Marijuana Initiative of North America- International


FACT: Prescription pain medicine now causes more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined!
15,000 is the number of people each year in America that LEGALLY succumb to oxy-opioid poisoning either consciously or subliminally.
That&#8217;s right.
More people than can fill up Scottsdale Stadium (the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants - Major League Baseball (MLB) team - seating capacity: 12,000) now die each year in America from overdosing LEGAL &#8216;Oxy-Opioid' prescriptions.
And, that&#8217;s UP from 4,000 deaths in the year #1999!
How do you kill 15,000 people annually (and, growing) without a conscience?
All too alarmingly, 1 out of every twenty (20) Americans age twelve (12) or older now cop to taking &#8216;Big Pharma' opioids recreationally.
Such &#8216;Big Pharma' concoctions aka 'oxycodone&#8217;, hydrocodone&#8217;, methadone&#8217;, and fentanyl' are hugely profitable molecules (pills) that attach to our human opioid receptors located in the back of our brain-stems where our autonomic life-support systems such as breathing and heart beat are automatically regulated.
By stimulating these receptors with overextended use, greater levels of molecules (pills) have to be taken to achieve the same pleasure-relaxation effect.
And, that&#8217;s how &#8216;Big Pharma' gets you 'hooked' legally!
Unfortunately, greater levels of &#8216;oxy-opioids' floating around within your bloodstream people will drown out the signals coming from your autonomic nervous system.
Thus, in effect&#8230;ultimately shutting down both your breathing and your heart beat resulting in YOU becoming a fresh mortality statistic.
Yet, even to this day, we experience recalcitrance to legalizing arguably the safest and most effective medicine on the planet ever know to man.
Substances that are now known to be COMPATIBLE with our own human anatomy and systems of health, and that do no harm whatsoever to our minds or bodies.
These substances have NEVER killed even one soul in the name of OVERDOSE and actually do HEAL our twisted maladies!
What are these supposed magical substances, you may ask?
They are namely, the God-given phytocannabinoids sitting on top of them there #cannabuds and flowers from the Cannabis sativa L. or hemp plant a-growing in the ditch a-way over there!


"You mean to tell me you people are at WAR with a PLANT&#8230;?&#8230;Are you all retarded?"~ An anonymous extraterrestrial

When we decide how to vote, and when to vote, unconscious motivations emanate from within our minds based on firmly embedded attitudes that lead us to vote (sometimes) as a troop with reinforced irrational groupthink behavior patterns.
Why is this so?
The urge to exert power within a group can be a wonderfully altruistic benefit, or conversely a hugely corrupt detriment to those subject to the tyranny of the majority!
Those socially conservative Republicans now sitting in power at the Arizona State Capitol and trailing the current political play (See the following Pew Center Report and Series of Graphs) had better wake up and smell the ganja, else the next wave of social change voted upon in November of 2014 will be both safer and green!
Source: (Bargh, J., 2014) Our unconscious mind: Unconscious impulses and desires impel what we think and do in ways Freud never dreamed of. In Scientific American, Vol. 310, Number 1, p. 32 - 37, January 2014. New York, New York.
Source: (Jacobson, R., 2014) Bitter medicine: Prescription painkiller abuse is the newest drug epidemic to sweep the USA. In Scientific American Mind, Vol. 25, Number 25, p. 15, January-February 2014. New York, New York.


P.S. Click on the following slide presentation courtesy of the Pew Research Center of Washington, DC for a look at the &#8216;Changing Attitudes&#8217; of American voters on the issue of #MedMj reform.


Enjoy the new provisions of Arizona Constitutional Amendment XXXI (31) and please Vote YES on November 4, 2014 for Amendment XXXI (31).
If you wish to help capture the required signatures from bona fide registered voters living in any or all of the (15) counties in the Great State of Arizona, simply click the above Scottsdale Stadium photo or the above photo of a CAMP officer confronting a friendly alien to be hyperlink&#8217;d to our Volunteer Sign-Up Page at Safer Arizona dot com.
Thank you in advance for your participation.


"He who sows n tills the ground w care &amp; diligence in one season acquires a greater stock of religious merit, than he who sits n repeats 100,000 prayers per day!" ~ Lao Beiji Shong (old northern bear)

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Bitter Medicine | 15,000 People a Year Can’t Be Wrong | Can They Be?


Originally post’d by: Robert Hempaz, PhD Trichometry™; Scottsdale Stadium Photo courtesy of the City of Scottsdale; Annotations by the Medical Marijuana Initiative of North America- International


FACT: Prescription pain medicine now causes more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined!

15,000 is the number of people each year in America that LEGALLY succumb to oxy-opioid poisoning either consciously or subliminally.

That’s right.

More people than can fill up Scottsdale Stadium (the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants - Major League Baseball (MLB) team - seating capacity: 12,000) now die each year in America from overdosing LEGAL ‘Oxy-Opioid' prescriptions.

And, that’s UP from 4,000 deaths in the year #1999!

How do you kill 15,000 people annually (and, growing) without a conscience?

All too alarmingly, 1 out of every twenty (20) Americans age twelve (12) or older now cop to taking ‘Big Pharma' opioids recreationally.

Such ‘Big Pharma' concoctions aka 'oxycodone’, hydrocodone’, methadone’, and fentanyl' are hugely profitable molecules (pills) that attach to our human opioid receptors located in the back of our brain-stems where our autonomic life-support systems such as breathing and heart beat are automatically regulated.

By stimulating these receptors with overextended use, greater levels of molecules (pills) have to be taken to achieve the same pleasure-relaxation effect.

And, that’s how ‘Big Pharma' gets you 'hooked' legally!

Unfortunately, greater levels of ‘oxy-opioids' floating around within your bloodstream people will drown out the signals coming from your autonomic nervous system.

Thus, in effect…ultimately shutting down both your breathing and your heart beat resulting in YOU becoming a fresh mortality statistic.

Yet, even to this day, we experience recalcitrance to legalizing arguably the safest and most effective medicine on the planet ever know to man.

Substances that are now known to be COMPATIBLE with our own human anatomy and systems of health, and that do no harm whatsoever to our minds or bodies.

These substances have NEVER killed even one soul in the name of OVERDOSE and actually do HEAL our twisted maladies!

What are these supposed magical substances, you may ask?

They are namely, the God-given phytocannabinoids sitting on top of them there #cannabuds and flowers from the Cannabis sativa L. or hemp plant a-growing in the ditch a-way over there!

CAMP Officer Confront Alien Landing To Collect Medicinal Plants On Earth

"You mean to tell me you people are at WAR with a PLANT…?…Are you all retarded?"~ An anonymous extraterrestrial

When we decide how to vote, and when to vote, unconscious motivations emanate from within our minds based on firmly embedded attitudes that lead us to vote (sometimes) as a troop with reinforced irrational groupthink behavior patterns.

Why is this so?

The urge to exert power within a group can be a wonderfully altruistic benefit, or conversely a hugely corrupt detriment to those subject to the tyranny of the majority!

Those socially conservative Republicans now sitting in power at the Arizona State Capitol and trailing the current political play (See the following Pew Center Report and Series of Graphs) had better wake up and smell the ganja, else the next wave of social change voted upon in November of 2014 will be both safer and green!

Source: (Bargh, J., 2014) Our unconscious mind: Unconscious impulses and desires impel what we think and do in ways Freud never dreamed of. In Scientific American, Vol. 310, Number 1, p. 32 - 37, January 2014. New York, New York.

Source: (Jacobson, R., 2014) Bitter medicine: Prescription painkiller abuse is the newest drug epidemic to sweep the USA. In Scientific American Mind, Vol. 25, Number 25, p. 15, January-February 2014. New York, New York.


P.S. Click on the following slide presentation courtesy of the Pew Research Center of Washington, DC for a look at the ‘Changing Attitudes’ of American voters on the issue of #MedMj reform.

Republicans Remain Less Supportive of Legalizing Marijuana

Enjoy the new provisions of Arizona Constitutional Amendment XXXI (31) and please Vote YES on November 4, 2014 for Amendment XXXI (31).

If you wish to help capture the required signatures from bona fide registered voters living in any or all of the (15) counties in the Great State of Arizona, simply click the above Scottsdale Stadium photo or the above photo of a CAMP officer confronting a friendly alien to be hyperlink’d to our Volunteer Sign-Up Page at Safer Arizona dot com.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

"He who sows n tills the ground w care & diligence in one season acquires a greater stock of religious merit, than he who sits n repeats 100,000 prayers per day!" ~ Lao Beiji Shong (old northern bear)

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Arizona State Constitution | Amendment XXXI (31) | Marijuana Regulation and Taxation | Citizens for a Safer Arizona

Originally post&#8217;d by: Robert Hempaz, PhD Trichometry™; Arizona Cannabis Logo Flag &#8216;God Enriches&#8217; Photo courtesy of the Medical Marijuana Initiative of North America- International


Dear Congresswomen and Congressmen:
RE: HR 499 Sponsored by Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado&#8217;s US Federal voting district #2 and the proposed Arizona Constitutional Amendment XXXI (#31)
As you are aware, Congressman Polis&#8217;s sponsored bill HR 499 titled &#8216;Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013&#8217; is stuck in subcommittee as of February 28, 2013 (See the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations).
Whereas a recent poll of Americans of voting age or older shows an overwhelming support of Congressman Polis&#8217;s bill ( 58% Yea vs 39% Nay ), a total of (16) other US House of Representative members have hitched their ride, their political fortunes, and their holy reputations onto Congressman Polis&#8217;s HR 499 as co-sponsors.
One of those co-sponsors is Congressman Raul Grijalva of Arizona&#8217;s US Federal voting district #3 representing the City of Gila Bend, and parts of the Arizona counties of Maricopa, Yuma, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz.
I salute Congressman Grijalva&#8217;s bold stance for liberty.
And, I cajole the other members of the US House of Representatives, especially those Congressmen and Congresswomen representing the other (8) US Federal voting districts of Arizona, with sustained coaxing or flattery if need be, to stand up with Congressman Grijalva by signing on as a co-sponsor of HR 499.
In today&#8217;s world, we now have a total of twenty states and the District of Columbia, the constituents of which, as well as their state legislators and governors, have approved of either medicinal or recreational forms of cannabis or industrial forms of hemp.
In Arizona, we are at the dawn of approving Arizona Constitutional Amendment XXXI (#31), a conduit to legalize both medicinal or recreational cannabis, and other industrial forms of hemp production.
To date, we have captured and secured by notary approximately 7,000 registered voter signatures with a target of 250,000 additional signatures by July 3rd, 2014.
That&#8217;s approximately 50,000 new signatures per month going forward into the new year of #2014 with the month of June 2014 expected to be our &#8216;make or break&#8217; month should we be able to secure our valid signature allotments for the then previous five months.
I urge you to hitch onto Congressman Polis&#8217;s HR 499 as a co-sponsor, and I ask for your and the support of your staff in helping to capture the required registered voter signatures needed by July 3rd, 2014 for the State of Arizona in order that we may place Arizona Constitutional Amendment XXXI (#31) on the ballot for a vote of Yea or Nay by the voters of the State of Arizona during the day of general election scheduled for Tuesday, November 4th of 2014.
Thank you for your time, and I thank you in advance for your sustained cooperation.


P.S. Click on the following slide presentation courtesy of the Pew Research Center of Washington, DC for a look at the &#8216;Changing Attitudes&#8217; of American voters on the issue of #MedMj reform.


Enjoy the new provisions of Arizona Constitutional Amendment XXXI (31) and please Vote YES on November 4, 2014 for Amendment XXXI (31).
If you wish to help capture the required signatures from bona fide registered voters living in any or all of the (15) counties in the Great State of Arizona, simply click the above Arizona Cannabis &#8216;Blue Sky&#8217; Logo Badge photo to be hyperlink&#8217;d to our Volunteer Sign-Up Page at Safer Arizona dot com.
Thank you in advance for your participation.


"He who sows n tills the ground w care &amp; diligence in one season acquires a greater stock of religious merit, than he who sits n repeats 100,000 prayers per day!" ~ Lao Beiji Shong (old northern bear)

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Arizona State Constitution | Amendment XXXI (31) | Marijuana Regulation and Taxation | Citizens for a Safer Arizona


Originally post’d by: Robert Hempaz, PhD Trichometry™; Arizona Cannabis Logo Flag ‘God Enriches’ Photo courtesy of the Medical Marijuana Initiative of North America- International


Dear Congresswomen and Congressmen:

RE: HR 499 Sponsored by Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado’s US Federal voting district #2 and the proposed Arizona Constitutional Amendment XXXI (#31)

As you are aware, Congressman Polis’s sponsored bill HR 499 titled ‘Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013’ is stuck in subcommittee as of February 28, 2013 (See the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations).

Whereas a recent poll of Americans of voting age or older shows an overwhelming support of Congressman Polis’s bill ( 58% Yea vs 39% Nay ), a total of (16) other US House of Representative members have hitched their ride, their political fortunes, and their holy reputations onto Congressman Polis’s HR 499 as co-sponsors.

One of those co-sponsors is Congressman Raul Grijalva of Arizona’s US Federal voting district #3 representing the City of Gila Bend, and parts of the Arizona counties of Maricopa, Yuma, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz.

I salute Congressman Grijalva’s bold stance for liberty.

And, I cajole the other members of the US House of Representatives, especially those Congressmen and Congresswomen representing the other (8) US Federal voting districts of Arizona, with sustained coaxing or flattery if need be, to stand up with Congressman Grijalva by signing on as a co-sponsor of HR 499.

In today’s world, we now have a total of twenty states and the District of Columbia, the constituents of which, as well as their state legislators and governors, have approved of either medicinal or recreational forms of cannabis or industrial forms of hemp.

In Arizona, we are at the dawn of approving Arizona Constitutional Amendment XXXI (#31), a conduit to legalize both medicinal or recreational cannabis, and other industrial forms of hemp production.

To date, we have captured and secured by notary approximately 7,000 registered voter signatures with a target of 250,000 additional signatures by July 3rd, 2014.

That’s approximately 50,000 new signatures per month going forward into the new year of #2014 with the month of June 2014 expected to be our ‘make or break’ month should we be able to secure our valid signature allotments for the then previous five months.

I urge you to hitch onto Congressman Polis’s HR 499 as a co-sponsor, and I ask for your and the support of your staff in helping to capture the required registered voter signatures needed by July 3rd, 2014 for the State of Arizona in order that we may place Arizona Constitutional Amendment XXXI (#31) on the ballot for a vote of Yea or Nay by the voters of the State of Arizona during the day of general election scheduled for Tuesday, November 4th of 2014.

Thank you for your time, and I thank you in advance for your sustained cooperation.


P.S. Click on the following slide presentation courtesy of the Pew Research Center of Washington, DC for a look at the ‘Changing Attitudes’ of American voters on the issue of #MedMj reform.

Republicans Remain Less Supportive of Legalizing Marijuana

Enjoy the new provisions of Arizona Constitutional Amendment XXXI (31) and please Vote YES on November 4, 2014 for Amendment XXXI (31).

If you wish to help capture the required signatures from bona fide registered voters living in any or all of the (15) counties in the Great State of Arizona, simply click the above Arizona Cannabis ‘Blue Sky’ Logo Badge photo to be hyperlink’d to our Volunteer Sign-Up Page at Safer Arizona dot com.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

"He who sows n tills the ground w care & diligence in one season acquires a greater stock of religious merit, than he who sits n repeats 100,000 prayers per day!" ~ Lao Beiji Shong (old northern bear)

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Arizona State Constitution | Amendment XXXI (31) | Marijuana Regulation and Taxation | Citizens for a Safer Arizona

Originally post&#8217;d by: Robert Hempaz, PhD Trichometry™; Arizona Cannabis Dispensary &#8216;Live Free or Die&#8217; Logo Flag and photo annotations courtesy of the Medical Marijuana Initiative of North America- International


We need a total of 259,213 valid registered voter signatures collected from any or all of the (15) counties of the State of Arizona BEFORE Friday July 4, 2014 in order to place Amendment XXXI (31) on our November 2014 ballot.
Amendment XXXI (31) will change the Arizona State Constitution in favor of our 650,000 Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana patients and users.
Given: Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana patients and users of voting age make up approximately 10% of the population of the State of Arizona.
Under the provisions of the proposed Arizona State Constitutional Amendment XXXI (31) ANY Medical Marijuana patient carrying a Medical Marijuana green card issued by the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services&#8230;
Or, ANY Medical Marijuana patient of voting age NOT in possession of a green card issued by the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services&#8230;
Will possess an immediate constitutional &#8216;authority to cultivate&#8217;, plant and grow (12) Medical Marijuana plants in the privacy of their own home.
No longer will our Medical Marijuana patients be restricted to NOT cultivate their own medicinal varieties of Medical Marijuana if they live within (25 miles) of a designated dispensary and possess a green card issued by the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services
Or, without a green card issued by the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services&#8230;
If the Medical Marijuana patient is of voter age.
The voting age in the State of Arizona is currently (18) years of age. See ARS 48-2917.
So, if you are age 17 and living in the State of Arizona as a resident, and the anniversary of your date of birth is scheduled to be no later than 6 months prior to the date of the upcoming general election (Sunday May 4, 2014), then you will be eligible to register to vote as a resident of the State of Arizona in the general election scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
You can also sign a petition at age 17&#160;1/2 or later prior to the (Sunday May 4, 2014) &#8216;soft&#8217; deadline.
Upon acceptance of your voter registration by the registrar of the State of Arizona, you will be eligible to cast a vote in the general election scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
As a bona fide registered voter, you will be able to Vote YES or NO to Amendment XXXI (31) in the upcoming general election to be held Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
Other features of Amendment XXXI (31) include provisions for:
Cultivation facilities for medicinal and general &#8216;recreational&#8217; consumption will be licensed under Amendment XXXI (31) by the Arizona Department of Revenue and Board of Tobacco, Liquor and Firearms (similar to the States of Washington and Colorado that passed similar initiatives in the election of November 2012).
Product manufacturing facilities for medicinal and general &#8216;recreational&#8217; consumption will also be licensed under Amendment XXXI (31) by the Arizona Department of Revenue and Board of Tobacco, Liquor and Firearms (similar to the States of Washington and Colorado that passed similar initiatives in the election of November 2012).
Testing facilities for medicinal and general &#8216;recreational&#8217; consumption will also be licensed under Amendment XXXI (31) by the Arizona Department of Revenue and Board of Tobacco, Liquor and Firearms (similar to the States of Washington and Colorado that passed similar initiatives in the election of November 2012).
Retail stores for medicinal and general &#8216;recreational&#8217; consumption will also be licensed under Amendment XXXI (31) by the Arizona Department of Revenue and Board of Tobacco, Liquor and Firearms (similar to the States of Washington and Colorado that passed similar initiatives in the election of November 2012).
Local city governments domiciled in the State of Arizona defined under Amendment XXXI (31) as counties, municipalities, or cities and counties may choose to regulate further, or &#8216;prohibit&#8217; further the medicinal and general &#8216;recreational&#8217; facilities licensed under Amendment XXXI (31) by the Arizona Department of Revenue and Board of Tobacco, Liquor and Firearms (similar to the States of Washington and Colorado that passed similar initiatives in the election of November 2012).
Wholesale excise tax for general &#8216;recreational&#8217; consumption will be levied under Amendment XXXI (31) by the Arizona House of Representatives in agreement with the Arizona Senate, and signed into law at the agreed upon percentage rate of 15% by the then sitting Executive (Governor) of the State of Arizona (similar to the States of Washington and Colorado that passed similar initiatives in the election of November 2012).
Exception. Medical Marijuana received by a grand-fathered AMMA of 2010 approved Medical Marijuana retail establishment at the wholesale level under Amendment XXXI (31) shall be exempt from the 15% excise tax for all then and existing Medical Marijuana &#8216;wholesale&#8217; transactions.
Arizona Department of Health and Human Resources to accept one-half of all revenues generated by the aforementioned &#8216;Wholesale excise tax' so levied under the Amendment XXXI (31) for general &#8216;recreational&#8217; consumption for the express purpose of providing a facility to issue green cards to Medical Marijuana patients NOT of voter age when determined to be medicinally required (ie. Children and wards of the State of Arizona).
Possession limits for medicinal and general &#8216;recreational&#8217; consumption shall be 2.5 ounces (70 grams) or less of dry flower buds of the Medical Marijuana plant per person under Amendment XXXI (31).
So, if you have two persons in your household, say one &#8216;medicinal&#8217; Medical Marijuana user and one &#8216;recreational&#8217; Medical Marijuana user, then you two as a couple can &#8216;cure&#8217; up to 140 grams of #MedMj flower buds within the glass jars of your pantry or humidity controlled humidor without loosing sleep from the FEAR of law enforcement intrusion under the new Amendment XXXI (31).
However, as the new Amendment XXXI (31) has not been set up to pre-empt, but rather to enhance the existing AMMA of 2010, the rules favoring a limit of 2.5 ounces of dried flower buds for &#8216;medicinal&#8217; Medical Marijuana users must be allowed an additional dynamic feature based on the underlying patient&#8217;s specific medicinal requirement.
Under the AMMA of 2010, an official &#8216;medicinal&#8217; Medical Marijuana user may possess up to 2.5 ounces of dried flower buds every two weeks, or even greater if the patient requires more volume.
No doubt more volume is required (about a one-pound or 454 gr, or more) when distilling crushed flower buds into &#8216;Phoenix Tears' CBD medicine.
Note: A good sized sativa accession such as the &#8216;Super Lemon Haze' grown by The Greenhouse Seed Company of The Netherlands will pump out approximately 500gr - 1,000gr of flower buds every 9 to 12 weeks during the flowering phase of the plant's growth&#8230;indoors!
Outdoors, there is no restriction placed on residential outdoor growing in full or filtered sunlight within the Amendment XXXI (31) as long as the premises of the Medical Marijuana garden is &#8216;secure&#8217; and &#8216;fenced-in&#8217; against intrusion.
The now &#8216;old&#8217; Arizona Medical Marijuana Act or AMMA of 2010 listed under ARS Title 38, Chapter 28 for &#8216;medicinal&#8217; purchases of Medical Marijuana regulated by the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services is NOT to be construed as pre-empted by Amendment XXXI (31)
Rather, the new language of the Amendment XXXI (31) should be construed as simply an &#8216;enhancement' to the existing AMMA of 2010 statutes.
However, in most courts of law in the United States, an amendment to the State Constitution does hold judicial precedence over legislative attempts to dislodge any provision of Amendment XXXI (31) if so approved by the voters in November of 2014.
Industrial hemp for food and fiber, and other non-medicinal reasons shall be regulated separately under Amendment XXXI (31).
Industrial hemp is defined under Amendment XXXI (31) as plants of the genus Cannabacaea NOT exceeding 3/10ths of one-percent &#8216;delta-9-tetrahydrocanabinol' or THC.
Unlike the terms of the AMMA of 2010, the Amendment XXXI (31) does include a provision to pre-empt or supercede the &#8220;Marijuana" definitional terms of the ARS statutes as drafted in 1961 that have been applied and interpreted as law since, as follows:
&#8220;Marijuana" shall mean all parts of the Medical Marijuana plant whether live or dead, including the &#8216;seeds&#8217; of the plant (except Industrial Hemp seeds, Industrial Hemp stalks, Industrial Hemp fibers, Industrial Hemp oil derived from Industrial Hemp seeds, Industrial Hemp cake derived from Industrial Hemp seeds, or the weight of ANY other ingredient derived from the Industrial Hemp plant or Industrial Hemp seeds whether viable or incapable of germination).
&#8220;Marijuana" shall also mean the &#8216;resin' extracted from ANY part of the Medical Marijuana plant, including the stalks, leaves and flower buds, and EVERY compound of manufacture whether a salt, a derivative, a mixture, or preparation, including &#8220;Marijuana&#8221; concentrate derived from the Medical Marijuana plant.
&#8220;Accessories" ALL Medical Marijuana "Accessories" of ANY kind are no longer illegal to possess under the proposed Amendment XXXI (31) by any person of voting age in the State of Arizona.
So, under the new constitutional amendment, if you want to purchase, own and possess a glass water-bong with a likeness of say Tommy Chong emblazoned on the front pipe of the glass&#8230;you can!
&#8220;Unreasonably impracticable" measures, rules, regulations, etc. shall be prohibited by Amendment XXXI (31).
The Arizona Department of Revenue has until July 1, 2015 to adopt a regulation scheme that will not unreasonably hog-tie through impracticable ordinances, rules, regulations, etc. the reasonable operation of any heretofore licensed Marijuana establishment.
&#8220;Application fees" required to be tendered to the Arizona Department of Revenue from a business or a business person when applying for a license to operate a "Cultivation Facility" in the State of Arizona shall not exceed one-thousand ($1,000) dollars USD annually (as adjusted for inflation) under the provisions of Amendment XXXI (31).
Enjoy the new provisions of Arizona Constitutional Amendment XXXI (31) and please Vote YES on November 4, 2014 for Amendment XXXI (31).
If you wish to help capture the required signatures from bona fide registered voters living in any or all of the (15) counties in the Great State of Arizona, simply click the above Arizona Cannabis &#8216;Blue Sky&#8217; Logo Badge photo to be hyperlink&#8217;d to our Volunteer Sign-Up Page at Safer Arizona dot com.
Thank you in advance for your participation.


"He who sows n tills the ground w care &amp; diligence in one season acquires a greater stock of religious merit, than he who sits n repeats 100,000 prayers per day!" ~ Lao Beiji Shong (old northern bear)


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Arizona State Constitution | Amendment XXXI (31) | Marijuana Regulation and Taxation | Citizens for a Safer Arizona


Originally post’d by: Robert Hempaz, PhD Trichometry™; Arizona Cannabis Dispensary ‘Live Free or Die’ Logo Flag and photo annotations courtesy of the Medical Marijuana Initiative of North America- International


We need a total of 259,213 valid registered voter signatures collected from any or all of the (15) counties of the State of Arizona BEFORE Friday July 4, 2014 in order to place Amendment XXXI (31) on our November 2014 ballot.

Amendment XXXI (31) will change the Arizona State Constitution in favor of our 650,000 Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana patients and users.

Given: Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana patients and users of voting age make up approximately 10% of the population of the State of Arizona.

Under the provisions of the proposed Arizona State Constitutional Amendment XXXI (31) ANY Medical Marijuana patient carrying a Medical Marijuana green card issued by the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services

Or, ANY Medical Marijuana patient of voting age NOT in possession of a green card issued by the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services

Will possess an immediate constitutional ‘authority to cultivate’, plant and grow (12) Medical Marijuana plants in the privacy of their own home.

No longer will our Medical Marijuana patients be restricted to NOT cultivate their own medicinal varieties of Medical Marijuana if they live within (25 miles) of a designated dispensary and possess a green card issued by the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services

Or, without a green card issued by the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services

If the Medical Marijuana patient is of voter age.

The voting age in the State of Arizona is currently (18) years of age. See ARS 48-2917.

So, if you are age 17 and living in the State of Arizona as a resident, and the anniversary of your date of birth is scheduled to be no later than 6 months prior to the date of the upcoming general election (Sunday May 4, 2014), then you will be eligible to register to vote as a resident of the State of Arizona in the general election scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

You can also sign a petition at age 17 1/2 or later prior to the (Sunday May 4, 2014) ‘soft’ deadline.

Upon acceptance of your voter registration by the registrar of the State of Arizona, you will be eligible to cast a vote in the general election scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

As a bona fide registered voter, you will be able to Vote YES or NO to Amendment XXXI (31) in the upcoming general election to be held Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Other features of Amendment XXXI (31) include provisions for:

Cultivation facilities for medicinal and general ‘recreational’ consumption will be licensed under Amendment XXXI (31) by the Arizona Department of Revenue and Board of Tobacco, Liquor and Firearms (similar to the States of Washington and Colorado that passed similar initiatives in the election of November 2012).

Product manufacturing facilities for medicinal and general ‘recreational’ consumption will also be licensed under Amendment XXXI (31) by the Arizona Department of Revenue and Board of Tobacco, Liquor and Firearms (similar to the States of Washington and Colorado that passed similar initiatives in the election of November 2012).

Testing facilities for medicinal and general ‘recreational’ consumption will also be licensed under Amendment XXXI (31) by the Arizona Department of Revenue and Board of Tobacco, Liquor and Firearms (similar to the States of Washington and Colorado that passed similar initiatives in the election of November 2012).

Retail stores for medicinal and general ‘recreational’ consumption will also be licensed under Amendment XXXI (31) by the Arizona Department of Revenue and Board of Tobacco, Liquor and Firearms (similar to the States of Washington and Colorado that passed similar initiatives in the election of November 2012).

Local city governments domiciled in the State of Arizona defined under Amendment XXXI (31) as counties, municipalities, or cities and counties may choose to regulate further, or ‘prohibit’ further the medicinal and general ‘recreational’ facilities licensed under Amendment XXXI (31) by the Arizona Department of Revenue and Board of Tobacco, Liquor and Firearms (similar to the States of Washington and Colorado that passed similar initiatives in the election of November 2012).

Wholesale excise tax for general ‘recreational’ consumption will be levied under Amendment XXXI (31) by the Arizona House of Representatives in agreement with the Arizona Senate, and signed into law at the agreed upon percentage rate of 15% by the then sitting Executive (Governor) of the State of Arizona (similar to the States of Washington and Colorado that passed similar initiatives in the election of November 2012).

Exception. Medical Marijuana received by a grand-fathered AMMA of 2010 approved Medical Marijuana retail establishment at the wholesale level under Amendment XXXI (31) shall be exempt from the 15% excise tax for all then and existing Medical Marijuana ‘wholesale’ transactions.

Arizona Department of Health and Human Resources to accept one-half of all revenues generated by the aforementioned ‘Wholesale excise tax' so levied under the Amendment XXXI (31) for general ‘recreational’ consumption for the express purpose of providing a facility to issue green cards to Medical Marijuana patients NOT of voter age when determined to be medicinally required (ie. Children and wards of the State of Arizona).

Possession limits for medicinal and general ‘recreational’ consumption shall be 2.5 ounces (70 grams) or less of dry flower buds of the Medical Marijuana plant per person under Amendment XXXI (31).

So, if you have two persons in your household, say one ‘medicinal’ Medical Marijuana user and one ‘recreational’ Medical Marijuana user, then you two as a couple can ‘cure’ up to 140 grams of #MedMj flower buds within the glass jars of your pantry or humidity controlled humidor without loosing sleep from the FEAR of law enforcement intrusion under the new Amendment XXXI (31).

However, as the new Amendment XXXI (31) has not been set up to pre-empt, but rather to enhance the existing AMMA of 2010, the rules favoring a limit of 2.5 ounces of dried flower buds for ‘medicinal’ Medical Marijuana users must be allowed an additional dynamic feature based on the underlying patient’s specific medicinal requirement.

Under the AMMA of 2010, an official ‘medicinal’ Medical Marijuana user may possess up to 2.5 ounces of dried flower buds every two weeks, or even greater if the patient requires more volume.

No doubt more volume is required (about a one-pound or 454 gr, or more) when distilling crushed flower buds into ‘Phoenix Tears' CBD medicine.

Note: A good sized sativa accession such as the ‘Super Lemon Haze' grown by The Greenhouse Seed Company of The Netherlands will pump out approximately 500gr - 1,000gr of flower buds every 9 to 12 weeks during the flowering phase of the plant's growth…indoors!

Outdoors, there is no restriction placed on residential outdoor growing in full or filtered sunlight within the Amendment XXXI (31) as long as the premises of the Medical Marijuana garden is ‘secure’ and ‘fenced-in’ against intrusion.

The now ‘old’ Arizona Medical Marijuana Act or AMMA of 2010 listed under ARS Title 38, Chapter 28 for ‘medicinal’ purchases of Medical Marijuana regulated by the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services is NOT to be construed as pre-empted by Amendment XXXI (31)

Rather, the new language of the Amendment XXXI (31) should be construed as simply an ‘enhancement' to the existing AMMA of 2010 statutes.

However, in most courts of law in the United States, an amendment to the State Constitution does hold judicial precedence over legislative attempts to dislodge any provision of Amendment XXXI (31) if so approved by the voters in November of 2014.

Industrial hemp for food and fiber, and other non-medicinal reasons shall be regulated separately under Amendment XXXI (31).

Industrial hemp is defined under Amendment XXXI (31) as plants of the genus Cannabacaea NOT exceeding 3/10ths of one-percent ‘delta-9-tetrahydrocanabinol' or THC.

Unlike the terms of the AMMA of 2010, the Amendment XXXI (31) does include a provision to pre-empt or supercede the “Marijuana" definitional terms of the ARS statutes as drafted in 1961 that have been applied and interpreted as law since, as follows:

Marijuana" shall mean all parts of the Medical Marijuana plant whether live or dead, including the ‘seeds’ of the plant (except Industrial Hemp seeds, Industrial Hemp stalks, Industrial Hemp fibers, Industrial Hemp oil derived from Industrial Hemp seeds, Industrial Hemp cake derived from Industrial Hemp seeds, or the weight of ANY other ingredient derived from the Industrial Hemp plant or Industrial Hemp seeds whether viable or incapable of germination).

Marijuana" shall also mean the ‘resin' extracted from ANY part of the Medical Marijuana plant, including the stalks, leaves and flower buds, and EVERY compound of manufacture whether a salt, a derivative, a mixture, or preparation, including “Marijuana” concentrate derived from the Medical Marijuana plant.

Accessories" ALL Medical Marijuana "Accessories" of ANY kind are no longer illegal to possess under the proposed Amendment XXXI (31) by any person of voting age in the State of Arizona.

So, under the new constitutional amendment, if you want to purchase, own and possess a glass water-bong with a likeness of say Tommy Chong emblazoned on the front pipe of the glass…you can!

Unreasonably impracticable" measures, rules, regulations, etc. shall be prohibited by Amendment XXXI (31).

The Arizona Department of Revenue has until July 1, 2015 to adopt a regulation scheme that will not unreasonably hog-tie through impracticable ordinances, rules, regulations, etc. the reasonable operation of any heretofore licensed Marijuana establishment.

Application fees" required to be tendered to the Arizona Department of Revenue from a business or a business person when applying for a license to operate a "Cultivation Facility" in the State of Arizona shall not exceed one-thousand ($1,000) dollars USD annually (as adjusted for inflation) under the provisions of Amendment XXXI (31).

Enjoy the new provisions of Arizona Constitutional Amendment XXXI (31) and please Vote YES on November 4, 2014 for Amendment XXXI (31).

If you wish to help capture the required signatures from bona fide registered voters living in any or all of the (15) counties in the Great State of Arizona, simply click the above Arizona Cannabis ‘Blue Sky’ Logo Badge photo to be hyperlink’d to our Volunteer Sign-Up Page at Safer Arizona dot com.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

"He who sows n tills the ground w care & diligence in one season acquires a greater stock of religious merit, than he who sits n repeats 100,000 prayers per day!" ~ Lao Beiji Shong (old northern bear)

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Carpet of The Sun by Renaissance w Annie Haslem via BBC 1977

Green House Seeds NL Strain Hunters In Colombia South America Fields of Hemp

Originally post’d by: Robert Hempaz, PhD Trichometry™; Photo courtesy of the Strain Hunters; Lyrics by Renaissance

Verso One

“Come along with me……

“Down into the world of seeing !

“Come and you’ll be free…

“Take the time to find the feeling !”

~ ‘See The Carpet of The Sun’ by #Renaissance w Annie Haslem

Clik inside the following #Vimeo window to view the remastered video of the performance of ‘See The Carpet of The Sun’ by #Renaissance w Annie Haslem via Tumblr that was taped by the BBC in 1977.

"He who sows n tills the ground w care & diligence in one season acquires a greater stock of religious merit, than he who sits n repeats 100,000 prayers per day!" ~ Lao Beiji Shong (old northern bear)

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Running Hard by Renaissance w Annie Haslem via BBC 1977

Annie Haslem performing 'Running Hard' w Renaissance in 1977

Originally post’d by: Robert Hempaz, PhD Trichometry™; Photo courtesy of the BBC and Renaissance

Verso One

“Running hard to-wards what used to be…

“Loosing grounding…changes sliding endlessly !

“Reaching out for mirrors hidden in the web…

“Painting lines up-on’ your face inside instead !”

~ ‘Running Hard’ by #Renaissance w Annie Haslem

Clik inside the following #YouTube video window to view the remastered video of the performance of ‘Running Hard’ by #Renaissance w Annie Haslem via Tumblr that was taped by the BBC in 1977.

"He who sows n tills the ground w care & diligence in one season acquires a greater stock of religious merit, than he who sits n repeats 100,000 prayers per day!" ~ Lao Beiji Shong (old northern bear)

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Doctors At Risk From #MedMj

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Originally post’d by: Robert Hempaz, PhD Trichometry™; Photo courtesy of Abigail L Hamaker

You’re ‘velcome’…here’s an update to the saga that I placed at the ‘Pot Moms International’ Facebook page…after the boys from the Marijuana Policy Project #MPP pick’d up on the story thanks to all of the ‘tweeting’…

The boys back east in DC that work for the #MPP are quick to note the significance of the liability for Doctors NOT ‘recommending' #MedMj in those states that have already declared #MedMj legal, liquid or not !

Now, the doctors up in Utah are pressuring the Mormon church to comply, as well.

All based on little Zander’s plight.

I post’d the following ‘Tweet’ at the #MPP blog this past week…

RT @cannabuds: When did the doctors decide to remove his #hippocampus? Before or after the administration of ‘Phoenix Tears’? C=>http://medmj.us/Zanderwelton #GotTree? #Please #ReTweet

The #hippocampus (shaped like a ‘seahorse' deep inside the brain) is a very important organ of the human body.

Scientific American #SA calls the organ “The Brain’s Director” C=>http://medmj.us/HippocampusLive

When I reviewed the lawsuit that the #ACLU filed in late October 2013 ( C=>http://medmj.us/Zanderwelton ), the light bulb came on that Doctor’s who fail to ‘recommend’ #MedMj BEFORE such surgeries to remove the #hippocampus were and are at serious fault.

All because of the FEAR sown by the powers that be in the state legislature of Arizona (read: Socially Conservative Republicans), and by the Maricopa County Attorney Montgomery who has threatened to jail any person using #MedMj extracts in Arizona despite the new law!

When the #MPP boys drafted the original Arizona Medical Marijuana Act #AMMA away back in 2010, they fail’d to strike the old language from the ‘narcotics’ section of the ARS that included ‘marijuana’ from 1960 (when that legislature drafted the ‘old language’.)

The AMMA language from 2010 was constructed to do away with the ‘old’ language of the past statutes and supersede all, but the specific words from the ‘old’ section under ‘narcotics’ were not EXPLICITLY stricken from the Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS).

Hence, persons sympathetic to Montgomery’s vendetta against #MedMj, or those who are just flat out fearful of his ways and means (like the Doctors) are failing to grasp the full significance, especially if the #ACLU succeeds in their lawsuit.

Which looks highly likely the #ACLU WILL prevail on behalf of little Zander and his parents.

And, that will open the door for an EXTREME level of compensation for little Zander based on the TORT of omission that was committed by the Doctors prior to removing the little tyke’s #hippocampus.

The doctors flat out failed their hippocratic oath to use means that were LEGALLY at their disposal, but did not do so out of fear of County Attorney Montgomery’s well known, and well voiced vendetta against ‘Phoenix Tears’.

What price do you place upon your or any other person’s #hippocampus?

The Doctors tossed it in the trash, when all they had to do was follow the new law, and the will of the voters, and administer the ‘Phoenix Tears’ first !

Before the unsuccessful surgery was performed to remove Zander’s #hippocampus.

Bug eyed crazy, for sure.

Which is why I have call’d on President O’bama to make #MedMj legal at the Federal level pronto by Executive fiat, to remove the confusion and fear sown by opponents and antagonists at the state level.

Even in states where the voters have already APPROVED #MedMj for medical purposes.

As where little Zander and his parents now reside.

In Arizona…where else?

Robert Hempaz, PhD Trichometry™

"He who sows n tills the ground w care & diligence in one season acquires a greater stock of religious merit, than he who sits n repeats 100,000 prayers per day!" ~ Lao Beiji Shong (old northern bear)

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