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Hello everybody I am sorry for the lack of postings, but I have started on a new film project!

Once we get past the initial planning I will start posting updates and news and clips and pictures from the journey, but until that time I will be putting this blog on hold.

If some exciting news catches my attention I will be sure to post it up here, so don’t forget to check back once in a while but unfortunately the majority of my energy will be put in to this new project for the time being.

But as always keep it live folks and keep blowing that smoke proud!

–   Kid Kulture

Let me leave you with a few snapshots of my recent journey to Lynn valley with the infamous Uncle Weed. Cheers.

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Hey everybody, sorry for the lack of new posts lately. I’ve been taking care of some issues that have kept me pretty busy for the past week or so.

Today I have a few cool things for all of you hippies out there!Weeds

#1 Season 5 Premier of Weeds comes out june 8th!!

Check out the sneak peak on CelebStoner.com HERE!

I love Weeds not only because of the incredibly attractive Nancy Botwin, played by Mary-Louise Parker, but also because of the fact that the producers of weeds are doing incredible things for the legalization movement! They have created a show that has brought about more acceptance for the herb and the industry behind it. The show portrays a good loving mother who is forced to deal with bad people because of the fact that cannabis is illegal. All she wants to do is provide for her family and she is forced in to a world full of danger and corruption simply because of the prohibition. In addition to the show, weeds has worked with other activists to get the message out including being highlighted in CNN’s Marijuana inc. documentary about the marijuana industry in California. Not too long ago the creators of weeds released this short promo/doc about the history of weed. Check it out.

Next up we’ve got a little blazing treat here in vancouver that Canadian’s will be passing across the country In a beautiful display of unity and world wide acceptance.

Thats Right! The Olympic Joint!

The Olympic Jay blazing across Canada

The Olympic Jay blazing across Canada

The new design for the olympic torch is a perfectly ironic representation of our beautiful Vansterdam. From the pinched ends to the slight twist in is body, this is a beautiful modern take on the classic spliff. I personally think this is a brilliant symbol for the olympics. Nothing brings people together like a good session and what better metaphor than jog jog passing this joint across the country to bring the world together for the 2010 olympics.

My only complaint is someone’s gotta fix that run.. is burning a bit uneven.

Peace and keep blowing that smoke proud,
Kid Kulture

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I am excited to see this for the first time. An athlete and positive role model who shows his full support and is even sponsored by MediCann!!

Inspirational stuff, check it out.

Peace and keep blowing that smoke proud,
Kid Kulture

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The DEA continues to bring the ideals and practices of the Nazi SS to North America.

The DEA continues to bring the ideals and practices of the Nazi SS to North America.

The following is quoted from Salem-News.com HERE

In spite of recent announcements by the Attorney General that the days of federal agents raiding legal medical marijuana dispensaries are over, the Sheriff of Kern County, California utilized agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency Wednesday in its raid of a medical marijuana dispensary in east Bakersfield Wednesday afternoon.

Local TV station KGET 17 News reports that the search warrant was served on the Green Cross Compassionate Medical Marijuana Co-operative at 319 Bernard Street in Bakersfield.

The station’s Website stated that their calls to the sheriff’s department were not immediately returned. They did contact the DEA who reportedly stated that the agency was there only to assist, insisting that the lead agency on the case was the sheriff’s department.

The story is taking place a couple of hours east of Morro Bay, California, where lawful medical marijuana dispensary owner Charles Lynch was singled out by the local sheriff who also used the DEA to conduct their raid.

Medical marijuana is legal in California and Attorney General Eric Holder recently said federal agents will no longer be utilized to raid dispensaries unless they are violating both federal and state law.

Sheriff Donny Youngblood told KGET 17 News that his office will not interfere with the operation of non-profit medical co-operatives run by patients for patients. But, he said dispensaries that sell marijuana for a profit should be expected to be treated like other drug dealers.

This is absolutely infuriating. How can law enforcement be allowed to abuse their power in such an obviously illegal way? The statement made by Attorney General Eric Holder is now officially meaningless.

“Dispensaries that sell marijuana for a profit should be expected to be treated like other drug dealers” This is the most ignorant statement I have heard in the media in the past month. This tops Glen Beck’s Singaporean drug law statement. How can a legal business be required to operate for no profit when one of the most profitable industries in America is pharmaceuticals. These two industries, marijuana and pharmaceuticals, are providing the same services and providing health care and medicine for sick people. Why is there a double standard for these two industries which are essentially providing the same service?

This sheriff in Bakersfield is acting on his own in order to push his own moral ignorance on the subject of marijuana. This can not be allowed to continue! Call your legislators and DEMAND that they change their policies of attacking law abiding citizens for doing when they (AND CALIFORNIA LAW!) believe is legal.

Peace and keep blowing that smoke proud,
Kid Kulture

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"That is not a drug. It's a leaf" ~ Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

"That is not a drug. It's a leaf" ~ Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Hey everybody HUGE news! Yesterday up in Davis, CA governor Arnold Schwarzenneger stated that it is time for a debate on the legalization and taxation of marijuana for recreational use in California.

Now this may not seem like a big step but this is a major stepping stone. For a decision making politician to open up the floor for debate is all the momentum we need. There are no longer any legitimate arguments in support of the prohibition so as soon as we take the floor we can push the issue to the people that matter. With the recent poll stating that 56% of California voters support the legalization, more and more politicians are starting to lean towards support. If we can win the debate in this most important of settings it may be all that is needed to get other politicians to co-sign Tom Ammiano’s Bill for legalization to be reintroduced next year.

The bill is gaining support and its looking good for 2010!! Could the governor possibly be the champion we need to get this movement moving towards the mainstream support of the states government officials? I sure hope so!!

If you live out in California be sure to write letters and send emails to your representatives requesting that they cast their support in alongside Tom Amianno’s bill for the legalization and taxation of marijuana!

Peace and keep blowing that smoke proud,
Kid Kulture

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I am back in Vancouver and home from my visit to California so pardon my absence and lack of posting, but some interesting stuff happened while I was away!

Last tuesday Mexico’s senate passed a bill proposed by Mexican President Felipe Calderón to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana and other narcotics for personal use. The new laws limit the quantities that would not be subject to prosecution at 50 milligrams of heroin, 2 grams of marijuana, 500 milligrams of cocaine and 40 milligrams of methamphetamine.

This new bill is an attempt to focus law enforcement efforts on the production, distribution and trafficking of illegal drugs rather than wasting resources on addicts and those who wish to use the substances recreationally.

This is a definite step in the right direction and it will be an important issue for the united states to take note on. Rather than a full blown legalization or decriminalization this redistributes the focus towards the source and not on the victimless crimes of personal use.

For a country such as the US who holds %5 of the world’s population and yet %25 of the worlds prisoners this is the solution that President Obama should be considering as well. Obama should be taking on a policy that is in tune with his campaign promises of treating drug use as a health issue and not a criminal issue such as portugal has so effectively done.

Portugal is the perfect model of what happens when you treat drug abuse as a health issue and offer treatment rather than punishment. Since the decriminalization in 2001 Portugal’s drug use has fallen to an all time low. Five years after the legislation, the number of deaths from street durg overdoses dropped from around 400 to 290 annually, and the number of new HIV cases caused by using dirty needles fell from nearly 1,400 in 2000 to about 400 in 2006. Lifetime marijuana use in people over 15 in the E.U. is reported at 10%. The most comparable figure in America is in people over 12: 39.8%. According to the the Time magazine article HERE, a higher % of people in the united states have used Cocaine that people in portugal have marijuana.

Check out the article on Time.com for some more incredible facts about the drop in use of harder drugs as a result of the decriminalization.

Peace and keep blowing that smoke proud,
Kid Kulture

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