roseMaryrain

I totally fell in love with these awesome drawings! Totally my style. Lovely. *and educational* My favorite is this one with the two beautiful surfer girls enjoying a spliff . “Hi, my name is Jessica and I am the artist behind Rosemary Rain. I was born in Arizona, where I still reside with my amazing boyfriend of 6 years (Jason) and our 3 cats; Jack (named after Jack Bauer) Louis (Named after King Louis XVI) and Miep (Named after the amazing Dutch woman who helped Anne Frank’s family and saved Anne Frank’s Diary)

I am an Art History student, Part-time Painter, and I work Full-time in the Mortgage Industry.My inspiration comes from my childhood, pastels, Marie Antoinette, my travels and my dreams of travels.When I was a little girl, I was always making something. I remember taking my brown paper lunch bags and turning them into hand puppets, or going on road trips with my family and bringing along markers and paper and drawing the mountains as we drove by. In ten years, I would love to own a little row house along the canals of Amsterdam, spending my days painting, creating, exploring, traveling, learning and making a difference.”

The History of Hemp and its Future

It is said that the motivation for the hemp ban was that new processing technologies were developed that made it a potential competitor with the newly founded synthetic fibre and plastics industries. Hemp’s potential for producing paper also posed a threat to the timber and oil industries. Evidence suggests that commercial interests, having much to lose from hemp competition, helped propagate the reefer madness hysteria and used their influence to lobby for Marijuana Prohibition. It is debatable at to whether special interests conspired to destroy the hemp industry via Marijuana Prohibition, but evidence exists to raise the possibilities.

*The US Drug Enforcement Agency classifies all C. sativa varieties as “marijuana.” While it is theoretically possible to get permission from the government to grow hemp, DEA would require that the field be secured by fence, razor wire, dogs, guards, and lights, making it cost-prohibitive.

*The US State Department must certify each year that a foreign nation is cooperating in the war on drugs. The European Union subsidizes its farmers to grow industrial hemp. Those nations are not on this list, because the State Department can tell the difference between hemp and marijuana.

*Hemp was grown commercially (with increasing governmental interference) in the United States until the 1950s. It was doomed by the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, which placed an extremely high tax on marijuana and made it effectively impossible to grow industrial hemp. While Congress expressly expected the continued production of industrial hemp, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics lumped industrial hemp with marijuana, as it’s successor the US Drug Enforcement Administration, does to this day.

*Over 30 industrialized democracies do distinguish hemp from marijuana. International treaties regarding marijuana make an exception for industrial hemp.

*Canada now again allows the growing of hemp.

ECOLOGY FACTS

* Hemp growers can not hide marijuana plants in their fields. Marijuana is grown widely spaced to maximize leaves. Hemp is grown in tightly-spaced rows to maximize stalk and is usually harvested before it goes to seed.

*Hemp can be made into fine quality paper. The long fibers in hemp allow such paper to be recycled several times more than wood-based paper.

*Because of its low lignin content, hemp can be pulped using less chemicals than with wood. Its natural brightness can obviate the need to use chlorine bleach, which means no extremely toxic dioxin being dumped into streams. A kinder and gentler chemistry using hydrogen peroxide rather than chlorine dixoide is possible with hemp fibers.

*Hemp grows well in a variety of climates and soil types. It is naturally resistant to most pests, precluding the need for pesticides. It grows tightly spaced, out-competing any weeds, so herbicides are not necessary. It also leaves a weed-free field for a following crop.

*Hemp can displace cotton which is usually grown with massive amounts of chemicals harmful to people and the environment. 50% of all the world’s pesticides are sprayed on cotton.

*Hemp can displace wood fiber and save forests for watershed, wildlife habitat, recreation and oxygen production, carbon sequestration (reduces global warming), and other values.

*Hemp can yield 3-8 dry tons of fiber per acre. This is four times what an average forest can yield.

Hemp Technologies- Building a Hemp House

mission is to enrich and enhance the health and welfare of our planet and those living on it through reductions in toxicity levels and increased use of sustainable building materials that reduce energy cost. Building a greener, healthier tomorrow, TODAY!?”

The stand behind their product and are a model for what great things can be made using hemp. Here are some hemp facts:

*Henry Ford’s first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONSTRUCTED FROM HEMP! On his large estate, Ford was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, ‘grown from the soil,’ had plastic panels made from a mixture of 70% cellulose fibers.

*Hemp is the miracle plant of our time, breathing in 4x the carbon dioxide (CO2) of trees during it’s quick 12-14 week growing cycle. Trees take 20 years to mature vs 4 months for Industrial Hemp! Our forests are being cut down 3x faster than they can grow! One acre of hemp produces as much cellulose fiber pulp as 4.1 acres of trees!!! (Dewey & Merrill. Bulletin #404. U.S. Dept. of Age. 1916)

Hemp Technologies will travel to your school, college, University or company and present a 4-6 hour seminar/workshop on theory and practical applications of Industrial Hemp + Lime in building. This seminar includes practical, hands-on demonstration of using Hemp/Lime for building a sample wall.

From their website:
Key Properties of Tradical® Hemcrete®
Better-Than-Zero-Carbon
Low Density
Clean Air
High Thermal Resistance (R-Value = 2.5 per inch)
High Thermal Inertia
Good Vapor Permeability (breathable)
Design Flexibility + adjustable thickness
Fire and Pest Resistant (NO Termites)
Significantly Reduce Co2 Emissions
Inherently Airtight
No Waste
No Mold
No Dry Rot
Natural Substrates for Plasters and Renders
Low Air Infiltration
Zero Land Fill at end of life

Cannabis Curing Cancer- More Proof

Take 9 mins and watch this great video of more proof of Cannabis curing cancer. This man documents hash oil (Rick Simpson Oil) curing his skin cancer.

Caution** There are several graphic images in this video. They are images of skin cancer patients who have used chemotherapy creams according to their doctor’s recommendation and have had extremely horrific results. The creams include ” Efudex-40, Carac, and Fluorouracil 5%. Make it viral. The world needs this now! A story of how cannabis extract oil cured David Triplett’s cancer after he watched RUN FROM THE CURE: The Rick Simpson Story

Medical Marijuana Compared to Viagra

Medical marijuana is becoming big business — racking up sales totals that rival those for Viagra, according to a new report.

The report, released by See Change LLC, a Colorado company that provides investment advice to businesses (See Change is selling an in-depth version of the report for $1,150), shows that medical marijuana sales have already reached $1.7 billion in states where it is legal — compared with annual Viagra sales of $1.9 billion. (More on Time.com: The ‘Gateway’ Myth that Will Not Die)

In a conference call with reporters this week, report editor Ted Rose noted that 1 in 4 Americans lives in a state in which medical marijuana is legal, and that nearly 25 million people in those states have medical problems for which the drug can be prescribed. Rose projects that medical marijuana sales will reach $8.9 billion in five years.

Of course, all of this depends on the federal government’s continued commitment to looking the other way (despite states’ laws allowing medical marijuana, the drug is still prohibited under federal law), or on action to legalize the medical or even recreational use of marijuana nationally. (More on Time.com: 7 Ways to Make Marijuana Legalization Smart)

It’s interesting to note that medical alcohol was one of the few exceptions to national Prohibition of that drug — and that Prohibition ended during the Great Depression.

M.J. Leaf Wallets and Butterfly Mushroom Bag

Every Mary Jane Friendly Lady and every Mary Jane Friendly Man needs a wallet, and what else would they want on their wallet other than a beautiful cannabis leaf!

SnapDragon handmade accessories for women and men ~ inspired by my love of pop culture, pop art, nature, and color ~ created by me, using silhouettes (laser-cut exclusively for Snap Dragon) and vintage finds.
My husband is an amazing artist (lucky for me!) and helps me bring my designs to fruition, because he actually draws and laser-cuts the appliqués that I use.
I thoroughly enjoy the artistic process of creating something from raw materials, and I like to think of the pieces I make as art that you can actually carry your necessities around in!

Cannabis Art from Kristian Angel

My name is Kristian Angel and I am a cannabis artist. I got started doing
this back in 2006 when I thought it would be a great idea to paint
pictures of luscious nugs as gifts for my friends. Four years later, a
medical marijuana dispensary in Colorado saw one of my paintings and
contacted me for a commission. I knew the opportunity would give my art
some focus and also allow me to make an impact in the battle for more
sensible drug policy.

420 Science

The story of 420 Jars begins in the summer of 2003. At the time, Matt was a 24 year old software developer at Ticketmaster and his roommate, Gary, was a graphic designer for a small printing company. Gary came home from work one evening and began to tell Matt about an idea he had. He said they could offer custom printed jars to headshops with their name and logo. As they talked about it, the idea evolved into the guys creating their own designs on the jars.

They spent nine months on research, developing the 420 Jars brand and creating the designs for the jars. They built a website and launched on March 1st, 2004. During the first year, when the company was very small, Matt was still working fulltime for Ticketmaster and taking classes at Arizona State to finish his degree. In those days Gary and Matt spent most of their evenings and weekends working on this venture.

In May of 2005, Matt graduated from ASU with a degree in Journalism and his focus of study in Advertising & Strategic Media. At that point 420 Jars had grown large enough to demand his fulltime attention. Less than a week after graduation, he resigned from the job he had held for nearly five years and escaped that cubicle with a smile on his face.
thc, jar, glass, storage, marijuana

2005 was a good year for 420 Jars. Sales grew exponentially from the previous year and the business moved from operating out of several rooms and the garage of Matt and Gary’s house into a warehouse with 20′ ceilings and enough open space to ride a pallet jack around like a scooter. During Christmas that year we made our first appearance in High Times. Their staff tested 420 Jars for their Holiday Gift Guide and gave us a glowing review.

By February of 2006 the time had come for Gary to leave his job at the printing company. With both of the guys able to dedicate their full attention to the business, 2006 was the year that 420 Jars became a nationally known brand. People were going to their local smoke shops and asking for 420 Jars by name. We were now advertising in High Times every month and 420 Jars was selected as the Official Stash Jar of the Cannabis Cup. In November, Matt and Gary flew to Amsterdam for the Cannabis Cup and sold a limited edition commemorative jar featuring the logo of the cup – artwork created by Alex Grey.

In February 2007, a big 420 Jar was featured on the cover of Heads Magazine. They’ve since switched to an online-only format and that was the last issue to ever be printed. It’s too bad; Heads was a beautiful lifestyle publication that treated us well. In March of that year, we launched the Screw-Top line of 420 Jars. Not content with just one new product launch, the guys went shopping that summer and bought a little company called Weed-O-Scope.

In July, Matt and Gary changed the name to 420 Scope to better fit their brand. They decided to unite 420 Jars and 420 Scope under a new company called 420 Science. That fall the 420 Science team went to Amsterdam for the 20th annual Cannabis Cup. 420 Jars was once again the Official Stash Jar of the Cup and the 420 Scope was the “must-have” tool of the year for the judges since they were able to compare the trichomes of competing strains.

2008 brought the addition of the new Write & Erase jars on both the Classic and Screw-Top line of 420 Jars. You can write on them with a Sharpie and later erase with a wet cloth or rubbing alcohol. The “Hello, My Strain Is” design is proving to be one of our top-selling jars of all-time and every one comes with a Mini-Sharpie as an added bonus.

In January of 2009, Matt, Gary, Sarah (our Office Manager) and Brian (our Warehouse Manager) moved the business from Phoenix, AZ to Austin, TX. What a great town – it felt like home from the moment we arrived. It wasn’t long before we hired three more employees to help with production as 420 Science continues to grow.

We’ve certainly had some milestone moments in 2009. In the spring, we sponsored the High Times Doobie Awards, right here in Austin and created custom jars for the event. In June we were part of the first annual THC Expo in Los Angeles with over 40,000 people in attendance.

In the summer, 420 Science was featured on the hit Showtime series Weeds. When the set decorator needed to stock the show’s dispensary in a realistic fashion, he turned to us for help. We sent them over a hundred 420 Jars, some 420 Scopes, posters and stickers too. Our products appeared on five episodes and it was pretty cool to see 420 Science on one of our favorite television shows.

In the realm of new products, 2009 saw the introduction of our high-powered USB Microscope. It is one of the coolest tools out there and provides a lot of entertainment here at 420 Science. We also launched a line of amber-colored 420 Jars that block UV light, which can be harmful to your buds.

But the most important development of 2009 was our relationship with MPP. We’re proud to have become a corporate supporter of the Marijuana Policy Project. This is the organization that is responsible for much of the progress that has been made in reforming marijuana laws in the United States. We’re up to 14 medical marijuana states and counting! Visit www.mpp.org and donate $10 today – your support matters.

The future of 420 Science offers some exciting prospects. We like to keep things fresh and we’re hard at work on new, innovative products that will be coming out in 2010. Join the 420 Science Club or follow us on Facebook to stay in the loop!

Hempista – fashion, hemp & cannabis

“Well, we are a 3 person show right now 😉 3 Silicon Valley geeks and two of us still work in corporate dot com, so we have to maintain a little privacy. 😉

I am the founder of the magazine, and I actually started the publication to entertain myself back in March 2010. If that sounds funny, but seriously…. at that time there weren’t any sites for women in the “420” community. I wanted to talk cosmetics, fashions, health and my love of cannabis on a pretty page with lots of pretty designs and colors.

Then, as the months went on we did our “official launch” in July 2010 it occurred to me that I could take a little risk and make this cannabis site very mainstream, IE; discuss cannabis (where it is legal) right alongside other mainstream products and topics. Since then we’ve been approached by several mainstream companies to review their products on the site. I think it’s just the right time for this; two years ago, mainstream companies probably would have shunned our online publication. The truth is, cannabis is pretty much as mainstream as wine these days and it’s really about the presentation and quality of the product that matters.

For example: In the wine industry you have Thunderbird and MD 20/20 . Those wines aren’t something you’ll see advertised on a mainstream site for wine or food. They have a reputation to maintain. However, if we are talking about wine tasting in Napa Valley, that’s entirely different, and acceptable in the mainstream. I think the same thing can be applied to cannabis. There is a time and a place for the “Thunderbird” “lets get wasted dude” … but that time and place is not in a mainstream gourmet or wine magazine. Same with cannabis…when the discussion is not centered around how “high” you can get, but rather the flavors, colors, perfumes, what to pair with, and health related topics, that kind of thing, the mainstream embraces it.

We like to think the site takes the wind out of the sails of the scare mongers, the prohibitionists. But we are not a political site at all. We leave the pot-politics for the sites and organizations that do it the best. When someone visits our site, we don’t want them thinking about politics. We want them thinking about beauty, fashion, decorating, parties, career, and how legal cannabis enhances their lifestyle and health. ”

Leaf.ly – a new way to search medical marijuana strains

A new site that lets you discover which strains you like, why you like them and WHERE to find them! What’s not to love? I especially dig their design – making all the strains look like the periodic table of elements (because after all, cannabis strains deserve to be classified in a classy way)

“We are three guys living in Southern California. We work boring day jobs doing design & development for a high-profile website. By night we retreat to the seedy cannabis underground and work on fun new Leafly features. Our aim is to be the source for all things strain related. To provide a friendly and accessible site that is different from the other web offerings currently available, something that my mom can visit. ”

“With so many different options out there Leafly will help you make the best choice. We provide a great way to find and discover new medical marijuana strains and top cannabis varieties, create strain ratings and reviews, and track favorites in a personal journal — all within a discreet environment.”