GANJA GRANNY SEZ WISHING YOU ALL A SMOKE FILLED SUMMER
Ganja Granny sez Wishing you all a Smoke Filled Summer.I am spending my summer, sweltering in the heat wave that has gripped NYC and most of the USA. Ganja Granny does not like to travel in the hot summer weather. If I am going to be miserable, I prefer to be at home! Its almost impossible to be stuck at home and “not chillin”….. So much has been happening in the world of weed and in my own personal life during the past few weeks, I hardly know where to begin. My daughter and grand daughters were visiting from a tiny island where they live in the Caribbean. Immediately, upon their arrival, I was informed….. I will no longer be known as “Ganja Granny”. I will be known, come January 2012 as “GREAT Ganja Granny”…Of course I am overjoyed that my eldest grand daughter will honor me with this title when her baby arrives in early January, hopefully on my fathers birthday…. The younger grand daughter is Miss Teen British Virgin Islands.. Her reign of one year, will end in October. She is competing in Miss Teen Universe in early fall. She is multi talented and her ambition is to be a star on Broadway… It is my ambition to see her there! During their visit, I was able to conduct an interview with both young ladies concerning their views on cannabis in general. They both think it should be legalized everywhere. They said: the police, on their island in the sun, basically look the other way and unlike law enforcement in the states, concentrate their efforts on serious violent crime….. rather then someone who may light up a joint in public..I do like the idea….. that the police, on their island are not wasting energy and resources on petty marijuana offenses as they do here in our country. The eldest grand daughter, at 19 is in college and the younger one, at 16…. is beginning college. Neither, as most of our family…. smoke tobacco, drink alcohol, use drugs or indulge in cannabis. They have no desire at this point in their young lives to experiment and said the age of consent to drink, vote, drive a car, go to war, etc, is 18 on their “little speck in the Caribbean”…In my opinion, this is the way it should be…If your old enough to fight for your country, the rest is a no brainer…However, both young ladies agree, it should have the same restrictions/controls as tobacco and alcohol. Isn’t that what we would like to see happen in the USA????? They told me,” it grows freely” almost everywhere on their little island…. which to me, is obviously a paradise for anyone who indulges in cannabis for any reason…The girls, thought it strange that I was interested in their opinion about something… that is, as they see it, is a normal part of life although it is…. ” against the law” but is generally accepted as a normal part of life….This all brings me to the conclusion that if we are to see cannabis, removed as a crime from ALL the law books in this country ….FEDERAL and STATE, legalized, controlled and taxed…. it will be up to our younger citizens, like my grand daughters, to make it a reality. Kids, just about everywhere in the US know about it, are literally growing up with it and whether they have tried it or not….. do not think it is detrimental to anyone and should be a LEGAL commodity. Young people today,….in many ways are far more advanced and educated than in any other time in history. They are well aware of the blundering moves we have made concerning cannabis and cannot understand why cannabis and its consumers are treated like poison and violent criminals. I sincerely believe it will be the younger generation, around the world who will make the necessary changes and eventually see that it is legalized everywhere in the world..I believe, that day is just around the corner… On another toke….thought I should mention that OVER GROW THE GOVERNMENT is gearing up for September 24th’s peaceful protest against prohibition in WASHINGTON D.C… As the info comes in, Ganja Granny will pass it on to all who are interested..On a sad note, to say the least.. Condolences are extended to Amy Winehouse’s family, friends and fans who loved her and her God given talent. I was also a fan of her music, which sometimes, reminded me of another era..Soulful jazz mixed with a touch of hip hop is how I would describe it. It is a tragic loss, a wasteful shame of lost talent and especially a human soul with so much potential and possibility to look forward to at age 27.Her untimely but expected departure came not as a shock to anyone who followed her career… Amy’s well publicized toxic problems were far deeper than all the substances she used and abused to ease her pain… The one thing I do not want to hear is that CANNABIS was the gateway substance that sent her on her downward spiral to her subsequent end this past weekend. If cannabis was ever a part of her life… it is not what brought Amy to her end….Whatever she indulged in, fueled and exacerbated the inescapable demons she suffered with and tusseled with, in her short sojourn on earth. I do hope… that now… she is finally at peace. It is not for us to judge her. I read on line, disparaging disrespectful remarks made by various people concerning Amy Winehouse that were totally uncalled for..Unless you have walked in her shoes how can you appoint yourself to be her judge. There’fore the Grace of God, go I….. In the meantime, while waiting for Legalization… Ganja Granny sez Keep It Lit, Wear your GREEN RIBBON, Keep it Peaceful and Pass it around!