Editorial

Nature and Cannabis

The connection between Nature and Cannabis is known to many of us who regularly practice our spirituality in Nature with a bud or two in our pocket.

A stream that rarely appears through the years, only after substantial rains in San Diego County

Sit on a hot granite rock next to a flowing stream and listen to the sound of the water. Throw in some waterfalls and a bit of shade from old oak trees. The only sign of the modern era would be if you happened to look up and see a passing jet. Otherwise, you’re in Eden. Note the sound of wind through the leaves, and check out the frog that is camouflaged by the rock where he resides.

You barely notice this little guy until your senses are piqued

Just one puff from a glass pipette – that’s our preferred way of smoking “herb” – and you are no longer separated from Nature. You are part of it. Add a bottle of wine shared among those present, and it’s almost like a mushroom trip. Add to that some fun-filled moments like a rousing game of “Rock Head” – friends each take a turn stacking flat rocks on top of each other until the tower falls – and you’re literally a child again.

This is how you play the game of Rock Head

The clarity of this precious time in the mountains or the desert or the seaside – any pristine wilderness away from the grind of civilization – resets your mind and spirit to “Default” – calm, appreciative, loving.

As they say, If not you, then who? And if not now, then when?

Editorial

Trademark for Nectarball Accomplished

Big news for us! We have accomplished the tricky legal process of creating a trademark for the Nectarball brand.  Why was it so tricky?  Simply because U.S. federal government legislation has not yet caught up with the progressive movement of the states where Cannabis is legal. So navigating the “Catch 22” of trademarking products without shouting too loudly about the Cannabis aspects of the products – was kind of slippery.

Why are the feds so far behind the movement?  We think it’s because Congress and the Senate are filled to the rafters with old white guys.  Add to that their fears and resistance to education about the healing properties of Cannabis, what you end up with is stalemate when it comes to changing laws.  And many of them are beholden to lobbyists from the pharmaceutical, alcohol and private prison industries.  Follow the money.

This year people are speaking of a “Blue Tsunami” and with it, a diversity of new legislators – women, people of color, LGTBQ people.  That is how we are going to open the flood gates so that together we really can address the issues of opioid addiction, alcohol addiction, reasonable pain management with CBDs, salves for burn victims, essential drop for children prone to seizures, etc.  The list goes on.  As we have said many times, anyone who has a body has a medical issue.  It just goes with the territory.

So now that it’s 4:20 in our corner of the universe, help us celebrate one more little victory.

“The Plant That Ate Chicago” as Cheech and Chong used to call it; a Southern California backyard home-grown plant, 1976