M.O.M.s operate in the grey zone of Canadian cannabis. But they’re a vital resource for patients that can’t find doctors or growers, or are not satisfied with licensed producers. Our speakers understand the need to fight for access for everyone. That’s why the Twelve High Chicks M.O.M. Cup Canadian speakers are lawyers and protesters, recreational advocates and medical activists, business owners and artists.
We’re really excited to work with everyone — sponsors, performers, and contributors — for next week’s Twelve High Chicks M.O.M. Cup! So excited, we’re sharing a little about some of them with you before the big weekend, February 24-26, 2016. Today we’d like to thank one of our gold M.O.M. Cup Sponsors: Vancouver Seed Bank.
Every February for the past six years I’ve descended upon the Taboo Naughty but Nice Sex Show here in Vancouver. Usually as one of my alter egos, Pennie Belle. Always with Bonerattle Talent as entertainment in various different capacities, or with Pin-up Perfection photography as live model and promo girl.
Many of my friends are also there as either staff, vendors or attendees. Most are dressed to the nines, or dressed very little. There are themes and outfit changes. It’s kind of a big deal for a lot of us.
We’re really excited to be working with everyone — sponsors, performers, and contributors — for this month’s Twelve High Chicks M.O.M. Cup! Of course we want to share a little about some of them with you before the big weekend, February 24-26, 2016. Today we’d like to thank one of our platinum M.O.M. Cup Sponsors: Cannabis Culture.
We’re ramping up for this month’s Twelve High Chicks M.O.M. Cup! We’re really excited to be working with everyone — sponsors, performers, and contributors. So we want to share a little about some of them with you before the big weekend, February 24-26, 2016. Today we’d like to introduce our first M.O.M. Cup Sponsor: Canadabs!
“‘Participating in this business activity means that you must be willing to adhere to a strict set of regulations,’ [Bill Blair, federal point person on the legalization of marijuana] told a conference of investors, Bay Street lawyers and several executives from the licensed firms. ‘The current licensed producers are competing with people who don’t care about the law, who don’t care about regulations, don’t care about kids, they don’t care about communities, don’t care about health of Canadians. They’re pretty reckless about it. And so they’re selling anything to make a fast buck before we get the regulations put in place.’” The Globe and Mail, May 24th, 2016.
“Fuck you, Bill Blair.”
That’s the thought that runs through my head every time I hear or read that statement.
Soon Canada should have legal recreational weed, with only months to go before the announcement of regulations. Are you one of the many Canadian women wondering about the possible employment and business opportunities that legal marijuana could mean? Don’t wait for roll-out to start planning your cannabis careers.
Reading the final report from the Task Force on Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada released late in 2016, I got the same feeling I get watching puppies open their eyes for the first time. New puppies and the task force recommendations are equally naive about marijuana.
The 105 page report has some good points, some not so good, and others downright ridiculous.
Vancouver, BC, or Vansterdam as we affectionately call it around these parts, is a stoner’s dream to both live in and visit. That makes it a great city for Twelve High Chicks to host our M.O.M. Cup, February 24–26, 2017. You are coming to it, right?
Vancouver has an array of diverse lifestyles, but one of the common denominators is being chill; we don’t live to work, we work to live. Our landscape here — with mountains on one side and ocean on the other — is so beautiful with its beaches, rainforests, and beautiful architecture that it’s hard not to feel in awe of one’s surroundings. And our varied nightlife is full of art shows, craft beer, and alternative events.
It’s not a boring city, and there are a lot of novel things to do — particularly from a stoner’s viewpoint. Here are some stoner tips if you’re visiting Vancouver for the first time to attend the M.O.M. Cup … or are coming at any time.
… Help Your Doctor Change
Editor’s Note: This article on discussing medicinal cannabis with healthcare professionals was originally published September 2, 2016 and is reposted here during the winter holidays for our focus on Medicinal Cannabis.
Discussing Medicinal Cannabis with Your Doctor
With the introduction of the new Accessing Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) released by Health Canada on August 24, 2016, accessing and growing medicinal cannabis is less challenging than ever before. But visiting the doctor is often already a very stressful experience, so discussing medicinal cannabis with your healthcare professional can be a daunting task. I hope this article will prepare you to speak with your doctor about medical cannabis.
1. a skeptical attitude; doubt as to the truth of something.
“these claims were treated with skepticism”
synonyms: doubt, doubtfulness, a pinch of salt…
— Google.com Retrieved 2016-12-15
We’re pretty firmly in the “skeptics camp” here at Twelve High Chicks. We research, reserve judgement when necessary, and doubt anything that sounds too good to be true. But since we’re also pro-medical marijuana, the continued insistence by government organizations that cannabis is a dangerous drug with no medical value is an assertion that we’re … skeptical about. When contesting governmental control it’s important to be skeptical of skepticism.