Love, The Big Bang and Why I Never Feel Alone

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Once upon a time, billions of years ago, we were all one single giant unit.  Then along came some tremendous force, and for whatever reason good or bad, it tore us apart into countless pieces.

All creatures and plants came from primordial ooze, but we still haven’t figured out why.  Each has evolved and congregated in mountains; meadows;  forests; reefs and islands growing in colonies; hives; packs; flocks; families and cities.  We each take care of our own and help other species around us, from the bees and trees to the fish and the beasts.  For every one that causes destruction, there’s another to give love. Continue reading

One Hit Wonders

My neighbourhood is nice, middle class, mixed race, and pretty headstrong. We kicked out a Walmart with a No Big Box in Leslieville campaign and won. Almost all of the businesses are independent and doing quite well. Our BIA is fantastic and supports our little hempire 100%. I’ve come to learn that I have a very special niche of clientele that frequent my shop and events. I don’t seem to attract the kind of people you might expect and this has given me a very interesting perspective. A lot of the people coming in are fairly well educated and are not your atypical potheads. Continue reading

Prohibition is a Flop

“Prohibition is an awful flop.
We like it.
It can’t stop what its meant to stop.
We like it.
It’s left a trail of graft and slime,
It didn’t prohibit worth a dime,
It’s filled our land with vice and crime,
Nevertheless we’re for it.”

This was written in the New York World in 1931.  It was in reference to alcohol prohibition, but the drug war we face is so similar it’s eerie!  Why are WE facing such graft and slime? Why do WE have vice and crime?  Of course it’s prohibition! Continue reading

Pit Bulls, Propaganda & Prohibition

In March 2006, the controversial ban on pit bulls in Ontario survived a constitutional challenge. However two key elements were struck down in a ruling issued that day by the Superior Court. The judge declared the definition of a pit bull terrier unconstitutional, and also struck down a provision that allows the province to use certificates from veterinarians to prove a dog is, in fact a pit bull. Presently the Ontario law forces pit bull owners to muzzle, leash and sterilize their dogs or face a $10,000 fine or up to six months in jail – or both. Continue reading