GANJA GRANNY sez A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR ALL WHOM WE HAVE LOST IN THE BATTLE FOR LEGALIZATION!
GANJA GRANNY sez, A moment of silence for BARBARA JACKSON and ALL those who have left us. In their name, in their memory we must continue the battle for LEGALIZATION.. August 16th marks the day that Barbara left us in 2008..This is what I wrote that night..
LAST NIGHT, SATURDAY AUGUST 16TH, APPROXIMATELY 6:50PM , BARBARA JACKSON LEFT THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE. DURING THE LAST 2 YEARS WE FORGED OUR FRIENDSHIP BASED ON A MUTUAL DESIRE TO PROMOTE THE LEGALIZATION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA . I WAS PRIVILEGED TO KNOW HER AND TO KNOW WHAT A GREAT PERSON SHE WAS…THE PAST YEAR SHOWED ME THAT SHE WAS A TROOPER AND A FIGHTER…….AS WE BECAME CLOSER WE REALIZED HOW MUCH WE HAD IN COMMON AND THAT WITH ALL OUR SUPPOSED DIFFERENCES, WE WERE IN ESSENCE, THE SAME….WE GAVE EACH OTHER SUPPORT IN MANY WAYS BUT IT WAS I AND I AM SURE SO MANY OTHERS.. WHO BENEFITED FROM HAVING HAD THIS WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING TOUCH OUR LIVES AND OUR HEARTS IN SUCH A PROFOUND WAY..SINCE THE MARCH IN NYC LAST MAY, SHE HAD NOT BEEN FEELING WELL….THE DAY OF THE MARCH WAS ALSO NOT ONE OF HER BETTER DAYS , YET SHE CONTINUED TO FIGHT FOR THE LEGALIZATION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA BY SHOWING GREAT SPIRIT AND ATTENDING THE RALLY ON A RAINY, WINDY, UNUSUALLY CHILLY DAY FROM BEGINNING TO END. SHE ATTENDED THE MPP BALL ON MAY 14TH AND IN EARLY JUNE WENT TO ALBANY….WE JOKED ABOUT BEING LIKE THE BLACK AND WHITE SCOTTIES ON THE SCOTCH BOTTLE OR CALLING OURSELVES “THE GANJA GRANNY BRIGADE” . WE HAD THE IDEA, WE COULD ENTICE OTHER SENIORS TO COME OUT OF THE CLOSET AND STAND WITH US TO PROMOTE THIS MOST NEEDED AND LONG AWAITED CAUSE…WE HAD HOPES THAT THE YOUNGER GENERATION WOULD REALIZE THAT AGE WOULD NOT HINDER US, THAT WE WERE IMPORTANT AND COULD STILL GET OUT THERE AND DO WHAT WE HAD TO DO WE COULD BE COUNTED ON….SHE HAD PLANS FOR THE FUTURE AND HOPED TO ATTEND THE FESTIVAL IN UPSTATE NY IN OCTOBER . WE ALSO DISCUSSED THE POSSIBILITY OF TRAVELING TO AMSTERDAM FOR THE CANABIS CUP IN NOVEMBER.. LAST MAY, SHE ALSO REALIZED HER DREAM OF DOING A ONE WOMAN VARIETY SHOW AT THE YIPPIE MUSEUM…SHE HAD THE SUPPORT OF HER FAMILY WHOM SHE DEARLY LOVED AND OF HER WONDERFUL FRIENDS,.ALONG WITH THE SOUND OF APPROVING AND REASSURING APPLAUSE WHICH SHE ADORED….SHE WAS BORN IN THE SOUTH BUT SHE WAS A NEW YORKER AT HEART…..SHE LOVED PEOPLE AND SHE LOVED THE DIVERSITY OF THIS CITY….SHE WAS HIGHLY INTELLIGENT, HAD A WONDERFUL DRY SENSE OF HUMOR AND I AM CONFIDENT TO SAY, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT HER RELIGOUS BELIEFS, SHE IS RESTING IN PEACE IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD…..I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT SHE IS NOW EXPERIENCING THE ULTIMATE HIGH….THE ONE THAT ELUDES US IN THIS LIFE…THE SO CALLED ENDLESS HIGH……….HER LAST WORDS FOR ME AND I AM CERTAIN SHE WOULD WANT ME TO SHARE THEM WITH ALL OF YOU, WHOM SHE LOVED, ADMIRED AND RESPECTED….”ITS NOT THE MARIJUANA! THE MARIJUANA iS FINE!”.. IT WAS HER LAST TESTIMONY!… GOD BLESS YOU BARBARA! YOU ARE LOVED AND WE THANK GOD FOR THE GIFT OF YOU YOU…Wherever you are…. ITS ALL LEGAL!. SINCERELY, ARLENE WILLIAMS….P.S. I WILL INFORM YOU OF WHEN AND WHERE AS SOON AS FINAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE BY HER FAMILY…ALSO SHE RECEIVED THE MANY CARDS WISHING HER A SPEEDY RECOVERY . SHE WAS FORTUNATELY AWARE OF ALL YOUR GOOD WISHES… .I think of her often and believe she would have continued as I have, to try to get our message out there.. There are many new organizations springing up. Moms 4 Marijuana has managed to entice the Dads.. We now have DADS4 MARIJUANA.. and WOMEN AGAINST PROHIBITION..There are MOM’S UNITED,… I am delighted to see all these women take part..and love the DADS.. We need FAMILIES , GRAND MOTHERS, GRANDFATHERS to stand with us.. I always say, if you don’t stand for yourself, you don’t stand for anything… The organizations like Drug war Policy, Marijuana Policy Project, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws, to name a few, are long established and need our support..The rest of us can educate anyone, who comes into our breathing space…The battle is heating up, not just in the states but everywhere in this world..Stand UP! STAND OUT and MAKE A STATEMENT.. GANJA GRANNY sez We can do it! KEEP IT LIT! STAY BLAZED and PASS IT AROUND!… WEAR A GREEN RIBBON TO SHOW SUPPORT! P.S. Please read the permanent” Tribute to Barbara Jackson ” in Green Ribbon World….